The arrival of the internet and associated digital technologies ranks with the industrial revolution in terms of seismic disruption but it hasn't spelt the end of media industries like newspapers, music, movies and television. Despite some obvious casualties, it has reinvented them says a QUT media scholar and author of 'Media Disrupted: Surviving Pirates, Cannibals and Streaming Wars' (MIT Press, October 2021).
The 2021 IPCC report made one thing crystal clear — global climate change is here to stay. Time is up. We need to act or climate change will lead to inconceivable suffering by billions of people.
MIT Associate Professor Azra Akšamija is co-editor of “Design to Live,” a book about the inventions and design efforts of Syrian refugees at the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan.
The book “Foods for Special Dietary Regimens“ covers a diverse range of patient groups that have special nutritional requirements including the elderly, athletes, vegetarians, diabetics and phenylketon urics to name a few. Diets for individuals affected by specific diseases such as celiac disease, autism, dyslipidemia, and COVID-19 are also recommended.
Frontiers in Clinical Drug Research – HIV is a book series that brings updated reviews to readers interested in learning about advances in the development of pharmaceutical agents for the treatment of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) and other disorders associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. The scope of the book series covers a range of topics including the medicinal chemistry and pharmacology of natural and synthetic drugs employed in the treatment of AIDS (including HAART) and resulting complications, and the virology and immunological study of HIV and related viruses.
The Abu Serga Church is one of the oldest known Coptic churches in Egypt, with a history of almost 1700 years. This reference work presents a comprehensive geotechnical and geophysical survey of the vicinity of the Abu Serga Church. The book details the information of the survey using classical and modern methods of geotechnical engineering while keeping contemporary issues faced by site investigators in view. Chapters provide the data of the church site while covering topics of interest to students such as seismic analysis, 3-D modeling and historical preservation principles. Advanced methods of interest to engineers such as mathematical analysis using finite element methods are also covered.
Balance in Healthcare is an easy to understand guide to maintaining a balanced medium of activities for healthy living. The book points out key aspects of balance in living a healthy life, and gives information on toxic lifestyle elements that can cause imbalance. These aspects include lifestyle, diet, family relationships, spirituality, the immune system, the endocannabinoid system, the antioxidant system and the concept of energy balance in the human body. The contents are expressed in a simple way, while delving into the relevant scientific explanations and also place an emphasis on the positive aspects of relationships and spirituality. Balance in Healthcare therefore, serves as a simple detoxification reference to readers from all walks of life, enabling anyone to understand and relearn the traditional concept of balance from a scientific angle so that they can achieve their highest potential when making choices for their mental and physical well-being.
Bentham Briefs in Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy brings new trends and techniques in pharmacology and medical biochemistry to the forefront through unique volumes. The first volume, Oxidative Stress and Natural Antioxidants, is a compilation of articles about free radicals (which are extremely reactive, short-lived molecules with unpaired electron valency), and antioxidants (which are stabilizing agents of free radicals in the body).
The cutting edge of wearable systems for quantifying movement disorders with treatment through deep brain stimulation is presented in Dr. Robert LeMoyne and Timothy Mastroianni’s latest monograph, in conjunction with applied software development using Python for consolidating signal data for subsequent machine learning applications.
MIT political scientist Lily Tsai is author of a new book, “When People Want Punishment,” arguing that “retributive justice,” in the form of high-profile punishments, are an effective way for authoritarian governments to maintain public support.
Data is now central to the economy, government, and health systems—so why are data and the AI systems that interpret the data in the hands of so few people?