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
This engaging book presents the essential mathematics needed to describe, simulate, and render a 3D world. Reflecting both academic and in-the-trenches practical experience, the authors teach you how to describe objects and their positions, orientations, and trajectories in 3D using mathematics. The text provides an introduction to mathematics for game designers, including the fundamentals of coordinate spaces, vectors, and matrices. It also covers orientation in three dimensions, calculus and dynamics, graphics, and parametric curves.
Published by: A K Peters/CRC Press | Publication date: 11/02/2011Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 846 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
FDA Regulatory Affairs is a roadmap to prescription drug, biologics, and medical device development in the United States. Written in plain English, the concise and jargon-free text demystifies the inner workings of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and facilitates an understanding of how the agency operates with respect to compliance and product approval, including clinical trial exemptions, fast track status, advisory committee procedures, and more.The Third Edition of this highly successful publication:
- Examines the harmonization of the US Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with international regulations on human drug, biologics and device development, research, manufacturing, and marketing
- Includes contributions from experts at organizations such as the FDA, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and PAREXEL
- Focuses on the new drug application (NDA) process, cGMPs, GCPs, quality system compliance, and corresponding documentation requirements
- Provides updates to the FDA Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), incorporating pediatric guidelines and follow-on biologics regulations from the 2012 Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) V
- Explains current FDA inspection processes, enforcement options, and how to handle FDA meetings and required submissions
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 02/28/2014Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 400 pages
Shark Research: Emerging Technologies and Applications for the Field and Laboratory (CRC Marine Biology Series)
Over the last decade, the study of shark biology has benefited from the development, refinement, and rapid expansion of novel techniques and advances in technology. These have given new insight into the fields of shark genetics, feeding, foraging, bioenergetics, imaging, age and growth, movement, migration, habitat preference, and habitat use. This pioneering book, written by experts in shark biology, examines technologies such as autonomous vehicle tracking, underwater video approaches, molecular genetics techniques, and accelerometry, among many others. Each detailed chapter offers new insights and promises for future studies of elasmobranch biology, provides an overview of appropriate uses of each technique, and can be readily extended to other aquatic fish and marine mammals and reptiles.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 08/24/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 408 pages
A Practical Guide to Managing Clinical Trials is a basic, comprehensive guide to conducting clinical trials. Designed for individuals working in research site operations, this user-friendly reference guides the reader through each step of the clinical trial process from site selection, to site set-up, subject recruitment, study visits, and to study close-out. Topics include staff roles/responsibilities/training, budget and contract review and management, subject study visits, data and document management, event reporting, research ethics, audits and inspections, consent processes, IRB, FDA regulations, and good clinical practices. Each chapter concludes with a review of key points and knowledge application.Unique to this book is "A View from India," a chapter-by-chapter comparison of clinical trial practices in India versus the U.S. Throughout the book and in Chapter 10, readers will glimpse some of the challenges and opportunities in the emerging and growing market of Indian clinical trials.
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 05/18/2017Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 276 pages
In this new and improved third edition of the highly popular Game Engine Architecture, Jason Gregory draws on his nearly two decades of experience at Midway, Electronic Arts and Naughty Dog to present both the theory and practice of game engine software development. In this book, the broad range of technologies and techniques used by AAA game studios are each explained in detail, and their roles within a real industrial-strength game engine are illustrated.New to the Third Edition This third edition offers the same comprehensive coverage of game engine architecture provided by previous editions, along with updated coverage of:
- computer and CPU hardware and memory caches,
- compiler optimizations,
- C++ language standardization,
- the IEEE-754 floating-point representation,
- 2D user interfaces,
- plus an entirely new chapter on hardware parallelism and concurrent programming.
Published by: A K Peters/CRC Press | Publication date: 07/20/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1240 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, 1240 pages
Thoroughly updated, this fourth edition focuses on modern techniques used to generate synthetic three-dimensional images in a fraction of a second. With the advent of programmable shaders, a wide variety of new algorithms have arisen and evolved over the past few years. This edition discusses current, practical rendering methods used in games and other applications. It also presents a solid theoretical framework and relevant mathematics for the field of interactive computer graphics, all in an approachable style. New to this edition: new chapter on VR and AR as well as expanded coverage of Visual Appearance, Advanced Shading, Global Illumination, and Curves and Curved Surfaces.
Published by: A K Peters/CRC Press | Publication date: 07/20/2018Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 1198 pages
"If you are a Professional Crime Scene Investigator, then this book is a must have for both your personal forensic reference library, as well as your office reference library." —Edward W. Wallace Jr., Certified Senior Crime Scene Analyst, Retired First Grade Detective, NYPD"Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation is a well-written, comprehensive guide to the investigative and technical aspects of CSI. The textbook is an educational standard on the theory and practice of crime scene investigation and includes many informative casework examples and photographs. On reading this book, students, entry-level personnel, and experienced practitioners will have a better understanding of the strengths and limitations of forensic science in its application to crime scene investigations." —Professor Don Johnson, School of Criminal Justice and Criminalistics, California State University, Los AngelesThe application of science and technology plays a critical role in the investigation and adjudication of crimes in our criminal justice system. But before science can be brought to bear on evidence, it must be recognized and collected in an appropriate manner at crime scenes. Written by authors with over 50 years of combined experience in forensic science, Techniques of Crime Scene Investigation examines the concepts, field-tested techniques, and procedures of crime scene investigation. Detectives, crime scene technicians, and forensic scientists can rely on this updated version of the "forensics bible" to effectively apply science and technology to the tasks of solving crimes. What’s New in the Eighth Edition:
- The latest in forensic DNA testing and collection, including low copy number DNA
- A new chapter on digital evidence
- New case studies with color photographs
- End-of-chapter study questions
- Practical tips and tricks of the trade in crime scene processing
Published by: CRC Press | Publication date: 06/15/2012Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 535 pages