The CRC Press Terrorism Reader assembles the insight of an unrivaled pool of author experts to provide the ultimate comprehensive resource on terrorism. With information drawn from premier titles in the CRC Press collection, the book begins by discussing the origins and definitions of terrorism as well as its motivations and psychology. It goes on to explore a range of issues, providing readers with an understanding of what the terrorist threat is, the history behind it, and strategies to detect, mitigate, and prevent attacks.Topics include:
- Terrorist organizations and cells
- Phases of the terrorist cycle, including target selection, planning and preparation, escape and evasion, and media exploitation
- Weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), including chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN)
- Methods for deterrence and intelligence-driven counterterrorism
- The terrorist threat from Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia
- The impact of the Arab Spring
- Why suicide bombings are the ultimate terrorist tool
- The crime-terror nexus and terrorist funding
- Technology in terrorism and counterterrorism
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 11/11/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 418 pages
Emergency management university programs have experienced dramatic and exponential growth over the last twelve years. This new, fully updated edition introduces majors and minors to the field and provides content accessible to those students taking introductory emergency management courses. The book’s student-centered focus looks at the regional, state, and local level response, as well as some of the often misunderstood or overlooked social aspects of disasters. Real-world cases are described throughout including considerations of international emergency management and disasters alongside features from former students now working as professionals in the field of emergency management.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 12/08/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 464 pages
Introduction to Renewable Energy, Second Edition covers the fundamentals of renewable energy and serves as a resource to undergraduates in renewable energy courses, non-specialists within the energy industries, or anyone working to support the successful implementation of renewable energy.The second edition discusses developments that have occurred since the publication of the first edition and considers the growing environmental impact of human activity on planet Earth. Dedicated to converging science and technology in a way that ensures a sustainable future, this book outlines the basics of renewable energy and focuses on current and developing policies that support the shift to renewable energy. New in the second edition, the book addresses bioenergy, energy balance, biodiesel, photovoltaic applications, and climate change.The authors take a multidisciplinary approach and share their observations on trending technologies (including neuroscience, artificial intelligence, virtual reality (VR), nanotechnology, and genetic engineering) that they predict will have a significant impact in the next 25 years. Attributing the major problems in the world to overconsumption and overpopulation, they outline solutions that depend on global and local policies and work to reduce consumption, population growth, greenhouse gas emissions, environmental pollution, and military expenditures.In addition, the book proposes possible answers to our energy dilemma that include:
- Reduced demand of fossil fuels to depletion rate
- Transition to zero population growth and the beginning of a steady-state society
- A tax placed on carbon
- Implementing more policies and incentives to increase conservation and efficiency and to decrease the emissions of carbon dioxide
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 11/18/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 459 pages
Management Dilemmas: The Theory of Constraints Approach to Problem Identification and Solutions (The CRC Press Series on Constraints Management Book 9)
An incredible ability awaits managers who practice Theory of Constraints (TOC) techniques: they can take a problem, look beyond the less important details, and directly identify the source of trouble. They've been known to promptly resolve perplexing matters - while the uninformed remain stuck.So many more managers could gain the benefit of TOC thinking... if they only took the time. Eli Schragenheim now offers an informative and enjoyable self-learning method, proving how TOC can be invaluable at a wide variety of workplaces.Management Dilemmas: The Theory of Constraints Approach to Problem Identification and Solutions conveys TOC methods through "virtual experience"-stories of managers and the situations they need to resolve. Take note of the dilemmas they're facing. Think about how you would respond under those circumstances. Then, compare your reactions with Schragenheim's TOC-influenced analysis.Associated with Dr. Eli Goldratt (the founder of TOC) for seven years, Schragenheim doesn't tell how the stories end. Instead, he encourages the reader to try out TOC techniques-especially the need to arrive at the most precise answer by raising the right questions. The conclusions you reach today could greatly help your on-the-job thinking tomorrow!
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 11/30/1998Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 459 pages
Fundamentals of Clinical Psychopharmacology provides up-to-date, evidence-based and unbiased information about psychopharmacology. It spans the range of the discipline, from mode of action and side effects of drugs to meta-analyses of clinical trials. It is anchored to practice guidelines produced by the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP). Care has been taken to provide an international perspective that makes it equally useful to practitioners in the US and other countries.The book grew out of BAP courses that set the standard for professional psychopharmacological education in the UK. This latest edition is fully updated and provides, in a concise and easy-to-read format, key facts about currently used psychotropic drugs, set in the context of the neuroscience of the disorders they treat. It also includes a new chapter on the principles of psychiatric prescribing. Key references, including the clinical studies discussed, are provided at the end of the chapter along with suggestions for further reading. Intended to be a frequently updated, affordable, concise and practical resource, it meets the needs of trainees and practitioners seeking to keep abreast of the state of the art in psychopharmacology.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 08/18/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 280 pages
Through many examples and real-world applications, Practical Linear Algebra: A Geometry Toolbox, Third Edition teaches undergraduate-level linear algebra in a comprehensive, geometric, and algorithmic way. Designed for a one-semester linear algebra course at the undergraduate level, the book gives instructors the option of tailoring the course for the primary interests: math, engineering, science, computer graphics, and geometric modeling.New to the Third Edition
- More exercises and applications
- Coverage of singular value decomposition and its application to the pseudoinverse, principal components analysis, and image compression
- More attention to eigen-analysis, including eigenfunctions and the Google matrix
- Greater emphasis on orthogonal projections and matrix decompositions, which are tied to repeated themes such as the concept of least squares
Published by: A K Peters/CRC Press | Publication date: 08/19/2013Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 514 pages
What makes the difference between great video game animation and the purely functional, and how does this relatively new medium of non-linear animation creation differ from the more traditional fields of film and television? This book de-mystifies the animation side of game development, explaining every step of the process while providing valuable insights and work philosophies for creating the best game animation for beginners and professionals alike. Taking readers through a complete game production, this book provides a clear understanding of expectations of the game animator at every stage, featuring game animation fundamentals and how they fit within an overall project to offer a holistic approach to the field of game animation.
Published by: A K Peters/CRC Press | Publication date: 01/14/2019Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 278 pages
3D Bioprinting in Regenerative Engineering: Principles and Applications (CRC Press Series In Regenerative Engineering)
This book is comprehensive in nature with contributions by leading world experts in 3D bioprinting related to regenerative engineering. It includes history, incorporating the process and methods used in bioprinting. Significant sections will be reserved for the applications of the types of tissues generated by using bioprinting, along with an overview of different technologies used in bioprinting. In addition to equipment, the book also describes the different biomaterials and cells used in these approaches. Overall this is a book that includes both entry-level knowledge and advanced methods and techniques. Applications will emphasize engineering and clinical principles.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 04/17/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 401 pages
Over the last several years, new research and developments in analysis methods and practice have led to rapid advancements in forensic biology. Identifying critical points of knowledge and new methodological approaches in the field, Forensic Biology, Second Edition focuses on forensic serology and forensic DNA analysis. It provides students and professionals with a scientific grounding in biological evidence—both the techniques used to identify it and the methodology to analyze it.This second edition:
- Introduces the language of forensic biology, enabling students to become comfortable with usage and terminology
- Provides clear explanations of the principles of forensic identification and analysis of biological evidence
- Explains forensic serology and DNA techniques used in the field and the laboratory
- Discusses the benefits and limitations that apply to various forensic biology techniques
- Includes schematic illustrations to clarify concepts
- Presents three new chapters created for this edition
- Adds more than two hundred new color figures
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 03/11/2015Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 567 pages
Fundamentals of Nuclear Science and Engineering, Third Edition, presents the nuclear science concepts needed to understand and quantify the whole range of nuclear phenomena. Noted for its accessible level and approach, the Third Edition of this long-time bestselling textbook provides overviews of nuclear physics, nuclear power, medicine, propulsion, and radiation detection. Its flexible organization allows for use with Nuclear Engineering majors and those in other disciplines. The Third Edition features updated coverage of the newest nuclear reactor designs, fusion reactors, radiation health risks, and expanded discussion of basic reactor physics with added examples. A complete Solutions Manual and figure slides for classroom projection are available for instructors adopting the text.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 11/30/2016Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 660 pages