• Science & Mathematics
      March 1999

      Math Dictionary With Solutions

      A Math Review

      by Kornegay, Chris

      If you've ever taken a graduate statistics course and discovered that you've forgotten how to divide a fraction or turn a fraction into a percentage, then this handy guide to mathematics is for you. Each topic is provided with a definition, explanation, and examples of how to solve a particular problem using the topic's technique. With ample cross-referencing, this guide is the perfect reference for researchers working with numbers, who need a review of mathematical concepts.

    • Biology, life sciences
      July 2015

      The SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research

      by Bouhassira, Eric E.

      The SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research, Second Edition is filled with new procedures and exciting medical breakthroughs, including executive orders from the Obama administration reversing barriers to research imposed under the Bush administration, court rulings impacting NIH funding of research based on human embryonic stem cells, edicts by the Papacy and other religious leaders, and the first success in cloning human stem cells. Stem cell biology is clearly fueling excitement and potential in traditional areas of developmental biology and in the field of regenerative medicine, where they are believed to hold much promise in addressing any number of intractable medical conditions. This updated second edition encyclopedia will expand on information that was given in the first edition and present more than 270 new and updated articles that explore major topics in ways accessible to nonscientists, thus bringing readers up-to-date with where stem cell biology stands today, including new and evolving ethical, religious, legal, social, and political perspectives. This second edition reference work will serve as a universal resource for all public and academic libraries. It is an excellent foundation for anyone who is interested in the subject area of stem cell biology. Key Features: Reader’s Guide, Further Readings, Cross References, Chronology, Resource Guide, Index A Glossary will elucidate stem cell terminology for the nonscientist Statistics and selected reprints of major journal articles that pertain to milestones achieved in stem cell research Documents from Congressional Hearings on stem cells and cloning Reports to the President’s Council on Bioethics, and more

    • Biology, life sciences
      July 2015

      The SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research

      by Bouhassira, Eric E.

      The SAGE Encyclopedia of Stem Cell Research, Second Edition is filled with new procedures and exciting medical breakthroughs, including executive orders from the Obama administration reversing barriers to research imposed under the Bush administration, court rulings impacting NIH funding of research based on human embryonic stem cells, edicts by the Papacy and other religious leaders, and the first success in cloning human stem cells. Stem cell biology is clearly fueling excitement and potential in traditional areas of developmental biology and in the field of regenerative medicine, where they are believed to hold much promise in addressing any number of intractable medical conditions. This updated second edition encyclopedia will expand on information that was given in the first edition and present more than 270 new and updated articles that explore major topics in ways accessible to nonscientists, thus bringing readers up-to-date with where stem cell biology stands today, including new and evolving ethical, religious, legal, social, and political perspectives. This second edition reference work will serve as a universal resource for all public and academic libraries. It is an excellent foundation for anyone who is interested in the subject area of stem cell biology. Key Features: Reader’s Guide, Further Readings, Cross References, Chronology, Resource Guide, Index A Glossary will elucidate stem cell terminology for the nonscientist Statistics and selected reprints of major journal articles that pertain to milestones achieved in stem cell research Documents from Congressional Hearings on stem cells and cloning Reports to the President’s Council on Bioethics, and more

    • Biology, life sciences
      October 2016

      The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies

      Social Science Approaches

      by Kolind, Torsten

      With contributions from leading international academics across the social sciences, this accessible handbook takes a critical look at the key theories, disciplinary approaches, contemporary issues and debates in the field.

    • Biology, life sciences
      October 2016

      The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies

      Social Science Approaches

      by Kolind, Torsten

      With contributions from leading international academics across the social sciences, this accessible handbook takes a critical look at the key theories, disciplinary approaches, contemporary issues and debates in the field.

    • Biology, life sciences
      October 2016

      The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies

      Biological Approaches

      by Wolff, Kim

      This handbook explores the biological basis of drug and alcohol use, considering a wide scope of topics from the scientific determination of substance misuse, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, mechanisms of intoxication, overdose and death; as well as new approaches and controversies such as new types of addictions, decriminalisation, cultural influences and new information on neurobiology.

    • Biology, life sciences
      October 2016

      The SAGE Handbook of Drug & Alcohol Studies

      Biological Approaches

      by Wolff, Kim

      This handbook explores the biological basis of drug and alcohol use, considering a wide scope of topics from the scientific determination of substance misuse, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, mechanisms of intoxication, overdose and death; as well as new approaches and controversies such as new types of addictions, decriminalisation, cultural influences and new information on neurobiology.

    • Biology, life sciences
      November 2011

      Health Promotion Settings

      Principles and Practice

      by Scriven, Angela

      Working with an international team of academics, professionals and experts, Angela Scriven and Margaret Hodgins have edited this up to date, unique book on the increasingly important settings approach to health promotion.

    • Science & Mathematics
      December 2015

      Statistics for Social Sciences

      by Rajaretnam, T.

      A comprehensive guide to the practical applications of statistics in social sciences This book brings out the relevance of statistical tools and methods in social sciences. Describing the various statistical techniques, it highlights their purpose and application along with a brief overview on how to interpret results and draw inferences. Topical and up-to-date, it examines: • different types of statistical variables and their treatment • tabulation and graphical presentation of data • theoretical distributions and common parametric and non-parametric tests, including analysis of variance and correlation ratio • linear regression including checking for violation of assumptions, transformations of variables and predictions • inequality measures such as Lorenz curve, Gini coefficient, dissimilarity index and human development index among others. It will be indispensable for students and scholars of statistics, econometrics, psychology and those interested in the application of statistics in social sciences.

    • Science & Mathematics
      December 2015

      Statistics for Social Sciences

      by Rajaretnam, T.

      A comprehensive guide to the practical applications of statistics in social sciences This book brings out the relevance of statistical tools and methods in social sciences. Describing the various statistical techniques, it highlights their purpose and application along with a brief overview on how to interpret results and draw inferences. Topical and up-to-date, it examines: • different types of statistical variables and their treatment • tabulation and graphical presentation of data • theoretical distributions and common parametric and non-parametric tests, including analysis of variance and correlation ratio • linear regression including checking for violation of assumptions, transformations of variables and predictions • inequality measures such as Lorenz curve, Gini coefficient, dissimilarity index and human development index among others. It will be indispensable for students and scholars of statistics, econometrics, psychology and those interested in the application of statistics in social sciences.

    • Science & Mathematics
      April 2018

      A Student’s Guide to Bayesian Statistics

      by Lambert, Ben

      Without sacrificing technical integrity for the sake of simplicity, the author draws upon accessible, student-friendly language to provide approachable instruction perfectly aimed at statistics and Bayesian newcomers.

    • Science & Mathematics
      April 2018

      A Student’s Guide to Bayesian Statistics

      by Lambert, Ben

      Without sacrificing technical integrity for the sake of simplicity, the author draws upon accessible, student-friendly language to provide approachable instruction perfectly aimed at statistics and Bayesian newcomers.

    • Botany & plant sciences
      November 2005

      Asian Irrigation in Transition

      Responding To Challenges

      by Shivakoti, Ganesh P; Vermillion, Douglas; Lam, Wai-Fung

      Water will dominate discussion in the 21st century, this book is a collection of original essays written by leading international observers and experienced practitioners containing observations and informed views on what will be require of irrigation policies, institutions, and governance for Asia and for the rest of the world. Drawing vital lessons from the Asian experience, this essential book greatly assists in the design of efficient and equitable water management systems to meet the needs of users in the 21st century and outline an agenda for future research and development.

    • Science & Mathematics
      March 1999

      Math Dictionary With Solutions

      A Math Review

      by Kornegay, Chris

      If you've ever taken a graduate statistics course and discovered that you've forgotten how to divide a fraction or turn a fraction into a percentage, then this handy guide to mathematics is for you. Each topic is provided with a definition, explanation, and examples of how to solve a particular problem using the topic's technique. With ample cross-referencing, this guide is the perfect reference for researchers working with numbers, who need a review of mathematical concepts.

    • Biology, life sciences
      November 2011

      Health Promotion Settings

      Principles and Practice

      by Scriven, Angela; Hodgins, Margaret;

      Working with an international team of academics, professionals and experts, Angela Scriven and Margaret Hodgins have edited this up to date, unique book on the increasingly important settings approach to health promotion.

    • Biology, life sciences
      June 2007

      SAGE Sourcebook of Modern Biomedical Devices

      Business Environments in a Global Market

      by DRI, Decision Resources, Inc.

      To view sample pages please click on the "Sample Materials and Chapters" link on the left. Biomedical devices undoubtedly represent one of the most striking examples of the revolutionary developments, in both medicine and technology, in the 21st century. The explosive growth of research, scientific output, industrial market development, and investments in today's global applications of scientific and technological knowledge to health care is staggering, and all indications point to the continued increase in all these developments in the years to come. Although a significant number of already existing sources try to address the scientificinical/technological aspects of biomedical devices, there is practically no reference that illustrates to researchers the commercial potential of the results of their research. The SAGE Sourcebook of Modern Biomedical Devices: Business Markets in the Global Environment is the first accessible, broadly available source of information that presents and quantifies the commercial success of numerous types of biomedical devices available in the global market. It is of great importance, for both the research and the business communities, to identify specific biomedical device types, per major therapeutic areas, most commercially successful in today's global economic markets, such as in the biggest market (U.S.), in the Pacific Rim, and in the newly expanded European Union. Currently, such vital information is not available anywhere else, definitely not in a unified source and not in a detailed, well-substantiated, reliable, and easy-to-read form. Key Features - Presents, for the first time in one reference source, unique quantitative data and brief comparative analysis of the commercial performance of more than 180 types of biomedical devices. - Covers devices from practically all major therapeutic areas of application, such as orthopedic devices, cardiovascular devices, gastrointestinal devices, cancer treatment devices, imaging devices, and spinal implants, as well as emerging markets for cardiac surgery devices. - Offers global analysis of markets per device per therapeutic area, including North America, Pacific Rim, and the European Community. - Examines commercial success, market shares, and business potential of the rapidly changing new technologies and the new markets. Thus, this Encyclopedia will be useful as a possible indication of further direction of research, development, and investments in the biomedical device areas globally. - Reflects the latest changes in the marketplace. The information will be periodically updated. - Presents data in a concise, clear, and reader-friendly way, with emphasis on graphs, tables, and charts. The SAGE Sourcebook of Modern Biomedical Devices: Business Markets in the Global Environment is a truly unique resource not only for academic and corporate libraries and working groups but also for researchers and graduate students working in all fields of biomedical devices, in both physical and life sciences, including departments of Engineering, Materials Science, Applied Physics, Chemistry, as well as medical schools and business schools (with the all important emphasis in health care economics). Businesspeople, government organizations, funding agencies, health care providers, and hospital libraries will also find this a welcome addition to their reference collection. Decision Resources, Inc. Decision Resources is a firm that specializes in creating reports regarding drug therapies used for cancer and other disease research. These reports are very detailed and are written by medical professionals, peer reviewed over three rounds and then sold to major pharmaceutical firms. Each report costs $20,000. Decision Resources do not in any way consider themselves a publisher although they create valuable content. Therefore, they are eager to partner with an academic reference publisher in order to sell their content in new markets. The SAGE Handbook of Current Therapies and the SAGE Handbook of Emerging Therapies will serve as two very important resources for medical students at any level that are researching the key drug therapies involved with cancer research. Each set will contain four volumes which will include 60 chapters which will cover respectively the current and emerging drug therapies which tie in all important applications to today's pharmaceutical and biotechnical industries. Each chapter is a synthesis of a previously published detailed report on a particular therapy which has been through several rounds of peer review to insure the utmost accuracy and relevance. Areas covered include: CARDIOVASCULAR DEVICES CARDIOVASCULAR - PERIPHERAL VASCULAR CARDIOVASCULAR - TRANSCATHETER EMBOLIZATION OCCLUSION CARDIOVASCULAR - VASCULAR ACCESS CARDIOVASCULAR - CARDIAC SURGERY ORTHOPEDIC DEVICES ORTHOPEDICS - TRAUMA IMPLANTS ORTHOPEDICS - SPINAL IMPLANTS ORTHOPEDICS - ORTHOPEDIC BIOMATERIALS ORTHOPEDICS - DENTAL IMPLANTS ORTHOPEDICS - OTHER ORTHOPEDICS ENDOSCOPY DEVICES UROLOGY & GYNECOLOGY DEVICES AESTHETIC DEVICES OPHTHALMIC DEVICES DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING HEALTH CARE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

    • Botany & plant sciences
      May 2010

      Green Food

      An A-to-Z Guide

      by Mulvaney, Dustin R.

      Our food and agricultural systems have undergone tremendous change in the 20th century. Less common now are the pastoral ways we imagine, like the image found in a bucolic farm advertisement. Agriculture has beome thoroughly industrialized and increasingly globalized. A plentiful supply of cheap fossil fuels help power mechanization, produce fertilizers and pesticides, and lengthen distance from farm to plate. The result has been a carbon-intensive food system that keeps prices cheap while large retailers and processors extract value from farmers at increasing margins. The result of this transformation is an agri-food system that has done well in terms of productive capacity to feed many people but that causes considerable environmental burden and brings along its own problems in terms of poverty and food distribution. This third volume in the SAGE Series on Green Society lays out the contours of the field of agri-food studies. It draws on scholars working in the fields of political ecology, rural sociology, geography, and environmental studies to paint a picture of the past, present, and future of agriculture and food. It provides readers with a basic understanding of the institutions, practices, and concepts to identify what is and is not a "green" food. Because food is so intimately connected to our daily lives, the food system offers perhaps the most promise to make change in a sustainable direction. What a sustainable and green food system would be like is still an open question. There are many unresolved issues about what policies would help realize it and what kinds of tradeoffs we face in deciding which paths to choose. Green Food: An A-to-Z Guide provides people interested in food and agricultural systems the basic analytical and conceptual ideas that explain why our food system looks the way it does, and what can be done to change it.

    • Philosophy of science
      April 1997

      The Philosophy of Science

      Science and Objectivity

      by Couvalis, S George

      This comprehensive textbook provides a clear nontechnical introduction to the philosophy of science. Through asking whether science can provide us with objective knowledge of the world, the book provides a thorough and accessible guide to the key thinkers and debates that define the field. George Couvalis surveys traditional themes around theory and observation, induction, probability, falsification and rationality as well as more recent challenges to objectivity including relativistic, feminist and sociological readings. This provides a helpful framework in which to locate the key intellectual contributions to these debates, ranging from those of Mill and Hume, through Popper and Kuhn to Laudan, Bloor and Garfinkel among

    • Biology, life sciences
      June 2007

      SAGE Sourcebook of Modern Biomedical Devices

      Business Environments in a Global Market

      by DRI, Decision Resources, Inc.

      SAGE Sourcebook of Modern Biomedical Devices: Business Markets in the Global Environment is the first accessible, broadly available source of information that presents and quantifies the commercial success of numerous types of biomedical devices available in the global market. It is of great importance, for both the research and the business communities, to identify specific biomedical device types, per major therapeutic areas, most commercially successful in today’s global economic markets, such as in the biggest market (U.S.), in the Pacific Rim, and in the newly expanded European Union. Currently, such vital information is not available anywhere else, definitely not in a unified source and not in a detailed, well-substantiated, reliable, and easy-to-read form.

    • Philosophy of science
      April 1997

      The Philosophy of Science

      Science and Objectivity

      by Couvalis, S George

      This comprehensive textbook provides a clear nontechnical introduction to the philosophy of science. Through asking whether science can provide us with objective knowledge of the world, the book provides a thorough and accessible guide to the key thinkers and debates that define the field. George Couvalis surveys traditional themes around theory and observation, induction, probability, falsification and rationality as well as more recent challenges to objectivity including relativistic, feminist and sociological readings. This provides a helpful framework in which to locate the key intellectual contributions to these debates, ranging from those of Mill and Hume, through Popper and Kuhn to Laudan, Bloor and Garfinkel among

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