2013-05-31

Scaling Up Affordable Health Insurance

By ,
  • Full Title : Scaling Up Affordable Health Insurance
  • Author : ,
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0821385798
  • Pages : 778
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  • Language : English
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This book presents an in-depth review on the role of health care financing in improving access for low-income populations to needed care, protecting them from the impoverishing effects of illness, and addressing the important issues of social exclusion in government financed programs.


2021-07-27

Mapping Arctic Paradiplomacy

By Mathieu Landriault,Jean-François Payette,Stéphane Roussel
  • Full Title : Mapping Arctic Paradiplomacy
  • Author : Mathieu Landriault,Jean-François Payette,Stéphane Roussel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1000397653
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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This book analyses the possibilities and limitations that sub-national actors face when developing diplomatic activities in the Arctic region. Sub-national actors, such as civil society groups and sub-national governments or administrations, have been active in international relations for decades. They face specific political and economic limitations on the international scene as non-sovereign entities. This book investigates how these actors have developed their international presence in the Arctic region. It analyzes the diplomatic activities of states, provinces, regional administrations, and multilateral forums made of sub-national governments to offer comparative insights on the strategies, interests, and activities of sub-national governments. Alaska, Scotland, Quebec, Yakutsk, and Indigenous People’s organizations are among the examples covered in this book that have forged bilateral and multilateral relations to promote and defend their interests and values. Moreover, sovereign states are often using these sub-national actors to further their own interests, as exemplified in this book in how Russia and China harnessed the potential of sub-national governments to align with their Arctic policies. The volume will be useful to academics and graduate students of Arctic politics, international relations, comparative politics, comparative federalism, foreign policy, and global governance.


2016-04-02

Candide

By Voltaire Voltaire
  • Full Title : Candide
  • Author : Voltaire Voltaire
  • Publisher : Xist Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1681959526
  • Pages : 131
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  • Language : English
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Candide by Voltaire from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “Do you believe,' said Candide, 'that men have always massacred each other as they do to-day, that they have always been liars, cheats, traitors, ingrates, brigands, idiots, thieves, scoundrels, gluttons, drunkards, misers, envious, ambitious, bloody-minded, calumniators, debauchees, fanatics, hypocrites, and fools?' Do you believe,' said Martin, 'that hawks have always eaten pigeons when they have found them?” ― Voltaire, Candide Candide is a young man who is raised in wealth to be an optimist but when he is forced to make his own way in the world, his assumptions and outlook are challenged.


2016-05-27

Haemonchus Contortus and Haemonchosis – Past, Present and Future Trends

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  • Full Title : Haemonchus Contortus and Haemonchosis – Past, Present and Future Trends
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • ISBN Code : 0128103965
  • Pages : 682
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  • Language : English
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Haemonchus Contortus and Haemonchosis – Past, Present and Future Trends, the latest in the Advances in Parasitology series first published in 1963, contains comprehensive and up-to-date reviews on all areas of interest in contemporary parasitology. The series includes medical studies of parasites of major influence, such as Plasmodium falciparum and trypanosomes. The series also contains reviews of more traditional areas, such as zoology, taxonomy, and life history, which help to shape current thinking and applications. The 2014 impact factor is 6.226. Informs and updates on all the latest developments in the field of parasitology Contains contributions from leading authorities and industry experts


2013-11-11

The Elements of Statistical Learning

By Trevor Hastie,Robert Tibshirani,Jerome Friedman
  • Full Title : The Elements of Statistical Learning
  • Author : Trevor Hastie,Robert Tibshirani,Jerome Friedman
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 0387216065
  • Pages : 536
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  • Language : English
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During the past decade there has been an explosion in computation and information technology. With it have come vast amounts of data in a variety of fields such as medicine, biology, finance, and marketing. The challenge of understanding these data has led to the development of new tools in the field of statistics, and spawned new areas such as data mining, machine learning, and bioinformatics. Many of these tools have common underpinnings but are often expressed with different terminology. This book describes the important ideas in these areas in a common conceptual framework. While the approach is statistical, the emphasis is on concepts rather than mathematics. Many examples are given, with a liberal use of color graphics. It should be a valuable resource for statisticians and anyone interested in data mining in science or industry. The book’s coverage is broad, from supervised learning (prediction) to unsupervised learning. The many topics include neural networks, support vector machines, classification trees and boosting---the first comprehensive treatment of this topic in any book. This major new edition features many topics not covered in the original, including graphical models, random forests, ensemble methods, least angle regression & path algorithms for the lasso, non-negative matrix factorization, and spectral clustering. There is also a chapter on methods for “wide” data (p bigger than n), including multiple testing and false discovery rates. Trevor Hastie, Robert Tibshirani, and Jerome Friedman are professors of statistics at Stanford University. They are prominent researchers in this area: Hastie and Tibshirani developed generalized additive models and wrote a popular book of that title. Hastie co-developed much of the statistical modeling software and environment in R/S-PLUS and invented principal curves and surfaces. Tibshirani proposed the lasso and is co-author of the very successful An Introduction to the Bootstrap. Friedman is the co-inventor of many data-mining tools including CART, MARS, projection pursuit and gradient boosting.


2018-11-20

Militant Democracy

By Bastiaan Rijpkema
  • Full Title : Militant Democracy
  • Author : Bastiaan Rijpkema
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 0429763786
  • Pages : 242
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  • Language : English
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This book aims to present a comprehensive theory of militant democracy and to answer questions such as: How can a democracy protect itself against its own downfall? And when is intervention against antidemocrats justified? Against the backdrop of historical and current examples, this book examines a variety of theories from philosophers and legal scholars such as Karl Loewenstein, Karl Popper and Carl Schmitt as well as contemporary alternatives. It compares their interpretations of democracy and militant democracy, discusses how helpful these references are, and introduces two largely forgotten theorists to the militant democracy debate: George van den Bergh and Milan Markovitch. Militant Democracy then sets out to build a novel theory of democratic self-defence on the basis of democracy’s capacity for self-correction. In doing so, it addresses the more classic and current criticisms of the concept, while paying specific attention to the position of the judge, the legal design and effectiveness of party bans, and the national and supranational procedural safeguards that can safeguard the careful application of militant democracy instruments. Militant Democracy seamlessly combines political philosophy, political science and constitutional law to offer a new perspective on democratic self-defence. This book is essential reading for scholars and students of political theory, jurisprudence, democracy, extremism and the history of ideas.


2009-04

The Illuminati

By Mark Dice
  • Full Title : The Illuminati
  • Author : Mark Dice
  • Publisher : Mark Dice
  • ISBN Code : 0967346657
  • Pages : 415
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  • Language : English
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Secret societies have both fascinated and frightened people for hundreds of years. Often the infamous Illuminati is mentioned as the core of conspiracies which span the globe. The Illuminati is actually a historical secret society which had goals of revolutions and world domination dating back to the 1770s. Since then, rumors and conspiracy theories involving the Illuminati continue to spread, sometimes finding their way into popular novels like Dan Brown's Angels & Demons and Hollywood movies like Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Some men have even come forward claiming to be former members, offering details of what they allege are the inner workings of the organization. When you sift through all of the information available on the subject, you may be surprised that the truth is stranger than fiction. In The Illuminati: Facts & Fiction, conspiracy and occult expert Mark Dice separates history from Hollywood and shows why tales of the secret society won't die. - Original Writings and Documents - Purported Texts - Freemasonry's Connections - The Georgia Guidestones - Alleged Victims and Defectors - Aliens and Reptillians - Activists and Eyewitnesses - Fictional books - Fictional films - TV references - The Music Industry - Mainstream Media Manipulation - Documentary Films - Pre Illuminati Organizations - The Luciferian Doctrine - The Federal Reserve - Skull and Bones - The Bilderberg Group - Bohemian Grove - The Council on Foreign Relations - The Franklin Cover-up - Sex Magic - Election Fraud - The Necronomicon - The Church of Satan - The Secret Doctrine - Emerald Tablet - The Book of Thoth - The Book of Dzyan - The Report From Iron Mountain - Protocols of the Elders of Zion - The Holy Grail - MK-ULTRA Documents - The Satanic Bible - The Secret Doctrine - David Rockefeller's Memoirs - Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism - Secret Societies and Subversive Movements - Occult Theocrasy - Externalization of the Hierarchy - None Dare Call It Conspiracy - Magick: In Theory and Practice - Bloodlines of the Illuminati - The Lexicon of Freemasonry - Morals and Dogma - The Secret Teachings of All Ages - Myron Fagan - Edith Miller - Gary Allen - Abbe Barruel - Nesta Webster - Anthony J. Hilder - John Robison - Johnny Gosch - William Morgan - Chris Jones, former Bohemian Grove employee - Ted Gunderson former FBI Agent - John Todd - Bill Schnoebelen - Mike Warnke - Cathy O'Brien - Aleister Crowley - Alice Bailey - Benjamine Creme - William Cooper - Carol Quigley - Zeitgeist's Peter Joseph - Helena Blavatsky - Phil Schneider - Benjamin Fulford - Hal Turner, FBI informant - Manly P. Hall - Fritz Springmeier - Albert Pike - Anton LaVey - David Icke - And More By the author of The New World Order: Facts & Fiction


2021-02-09

Leviathan

By Thomas Hobbes
  • Full Title : Leviathan
  • Author : Thomas Hobbes
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN Code : 1513279394
  • Pages : 552
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  • Language : English
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Written by one of the founders of modern political philosophy, Thomas Hobbes, during the English civil war, Leviathan is an influential work of nonfiction. Regarded as one of the earliest examples of the social contract theory, Leviathan has both historical and philosophical importance. Social contract theory prioritizes the state over the individual, claiming that individuals have consented to the surrender of some of their freedoms by participating in society. These surrendered freedoms help ensure that the government can be run easily. In exchange for their sacrifice, the individual is protected and given a place in a steady social order. Articulating this theory, Hobbes argues for a strong, undivided government ruled by an absolute sovereign. To support his argument, Hobbes includes topics of religion, human nature and taxation. Separated into four sections, Hobbes claims his theory to be the resolution of the civil war that raged on as he wrote, creating chaos and taking causalities. The first section, Of Man discusses the role human nature and instinct plays in the formation of government. The second section, Of Commonwealth explains the definition, implications, types, and rules of succession in a commonwealth government. Of a Christian Commonwealth imagines the religion’s role government and societal moral standards. Finally, Hobbes closes his argument with Of the Kingdom of Darkness. Through the use of philosophical theory and historical study, Thomas Hobbes attempts to convince citizens to consider the cost and reward of being governed. Without an understanding of the sociopolitical theories that keep government bodies in power, subjects can easily become complicit or allow society to slip into anarchy. Created during a brutal civil war, Hobbes hoped to educate and persuade his peers. Though Leviathan was a work of controversy in its time, Hobbes’ theories and prose has survived centuries, shaping the ideas of modern philosophy. This edition of Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes is now presented with a stunning new cover design and is printed in an easy-to-read font. With these accommodations, Leviathan is accessible and applicable to contemporary readers.


2016-07-16

The Book of R

By Tilman M. Davies
  • Full Title : The Book of R
  • Author : Tilman M. Davies
  • Publisher : No Starch Press
  • ISBN Code : 1593277792
  • Pages : 832
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  • Language : English
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The Book of R is a comprehensive, beginner-friendly guide to R, the world’s most popular programming language for statistical analysis. Even if you have no programming experience and little more than a grounding in the basics of mathematics, you’ll find everything you need to begin using R effectively for statistical analysis. You’ll start with the basics, like how to handle data and write simple programs, before moving on to more advanced topics, like producing statistical summaries of your data and performing statistical tests and modeling. You’ll even learn how to create impressive data visualizations with R’s basic graphics tools and contributed packages, like ggplot2 and ggvis, as well as interactive 3D visualizations using the rgl package. Dozens of hands-on exercises (with downloadable solutions) take you from theory to practice, as you learn: –The fundamentals of programming in R, including how to write data frames, create functions, and use variables, statements, and loops –Statistical concepts like exploratory data analysis, probabilities, hypothesis tests, and regression modeling, and how to execute them in R –How to access R’s thousands of functions, libraries, and data sets –How to draw valid and useful conclusions from your data –How to create publication-quality graphics of your results Combining detailed explanations with real-world examples and exercises, this book will provide you with a solid understanding of both statistics and the depth of R’s functionality. Make The Book of R your doorway into the growing world of data analysis.


2018-10-30

Commitment to Equity Handbook

By Nora Lustig
  • Full Title : Commitment to Equity Handbook
  • Author : Nora Lustig
  • Publisher : Brookings Institution Press
  • ISBN Code : 081573221X
  • Pages : 900
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  • Language : English
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A how-to guide for assessing the impact of fiscal policy on inequality and poverty Inequality has emerged in recent years as a major topic of economic and political discussion, but it is often unclear whether governments can or should do something about it, and if so, what that something might be. This unique volume, edited by Nora Lustig, an equity expert at Tulane University, helps fill that void. Developed by the Commitment to Equity Institute at Tulane, the book examines both the theory and the practical methods for determining the impact of taxation and public spending on inequality and poverty. It provides a step-by-step guide for policymakers, economists, and social planners when analyzing whether fiscal policy has narrowed or widened inequality. The book also has user-written software for conducting a Commitment to Equity Assessment, along with several country studies of these assessments. In addition to serving as a manual, the book can be used as a stand-alone reference for those interested in the methods for assessing the impact on equity of fiscal policy. It also serves as a textbook for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses on public finance and income distribution.


2013-02-01

International Arbitration in Switzerland

By Elliott Geisinger,Nathalie Voser
  • Full Title : International Arbitration in Switzerland
  • Author : Elliott Geisinger,Nathalie Voser
  • Publisher : Kluwer Law International B.V.
  • ISBN Code : 9041146725
  • Pages : 488
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  • Language : English
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A convenient, neutral location, with a long-standing tradition of arbitration, arbitration-friendly legislation, arbitration-supportive courts, and an exemplary infrastructure – for all of these reasons, parties often choose Switzerland as their preferred seat of arbitration. Switzerland continues to therefore play a leading role in the field of arbitration. This book, since its first edition in 2004, has been widely used as a peerless practitioners’ guide to international arbitration in Switzerland. Keeping in line with the first edition, this second edition describes in detail each phase of arbitral proceedings, from drafting the arbitration clause to challenge and enforcement of the award. The second edition continues to pay close attention to all aspects, including procedure before the arbitral tribunal, interim measures, confidentiality, the mediation alternative, and many other topics. The new edition has been extensively revised to take fully into account the newly amended Swiss Rules of International Arbitration, as well as numerous changes internationally, such as the revised ICC Rules and the revised UNCITRAL Rules. Many new decisions of the Swiss Federal Tribunal relating to arbitration are also considered, as is legal commentary. The second edition also features a chart comparing major institutional arbitration rules on all aspects of the arbitral process covered by those rules. There are also two entirely new chapters – one on the legislative framework of Swiss arbitration law, and one addressing costs of arbitration. The approach throughout is rigorously practice-oriented, adding theoretical support whenever necessary. With the help of this book, practitioners will proceed confidently as they approach such tasks as the following: drafting an effective arbitration clause and choosing between ad hoc and institutional arbitration; understanding the manner in which arbitral proceedings can be structured and evaluating what is best suited to their needs; weighing the possibilities of interim relief at their disposal; anticipating the duration and costs of proceedings; and assessing post-award options. Whilst focusing on the latest developments in international commercial arbitration, International Arbitration in Switzerland includes sections on sports arbitration (with a focus on the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne) and on Swiss-based public international law dispute settlement mechanisms, such as those of the WTO and the UNCC. The book provides useful answers to concrete questions that in-house lawyers, outside counsel, and arbitrators are confronted with when practicing international arbitration in Switzerland. With its wealth of practical expertise and up-to-date information, it will enable foreign in-house and external counsel to make the appropriate choices and decisions. It will be indispensable for all practitioners and academics interested in arbitration in Switzerland.


2018-08-01

Entertainment Science

By Thorsten Hennig-Thurau,Mark B. Houston
  • Full Title : Entertainment Science
  • Author : Thorsten Hennig-Thurau,Mark B. Houston
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319892924
  • Pages : 865
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  • Language : English
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The entertainment industry has long been dominated by legendary screenwriter William Goldman’s “Nobody-Knows-Anything” mantra, which argues that success is the result of managerial intuition and instinct. This book builds the case that combining such intuition with data analytics and rigorous scholarly knowledge provides a source of sustainable competitive advantage – the same recipe for success that is behind the rise of firms such as Netflix and Spotify, but has also fueled Disney’s recent success. Unlocking a large repertoire of scientific studies by business scholars and entertainment economists, the authors identify essential factors, mechanisms, and methods that help a new entertainment product succeed. The book thus offers a timely alternative to “Nobody-Knows” decision-making in the digital era: while coupling a good idea with smart data analytics and entertainment theory cannot guarantee a hit, it systematically and substantially increases the probability of success in the entertainment industry. Entertainment Science is poised to inspire fresh new thinking among managers, students of entertainment, and scholars alike. Thorsten Hennig-Thurau and Mark B. Houston – two of our finest scholars in the area of entertainment marketing – have produced a definitive research-based compendium that cuts across various branches of the arts to explain the phenomena that provide consumption experiences to capture the hearts and minds of audiences. Morris B. Holbrook, W. T. Dillard Professor Emeritus of Marketing, Columbia University Entertainment Science is a must-read for everyone working in the entertainment industry today, where the impact of digital and the use of big data can’t be ignored anymore. Hennig-Thurau and Houston are the scientific frontrunners of knowledge that the industry urgently needs. Michael Kölmel, media entrepreneur and Honorary Professor of Media Economics at University of Leipzig Entertainment Science’s winning combination of creativity, theory, and data analytics offers managers in the creative industries and beyond a novel, compelling, and comprehensive approach to support their decision-making. This ground-breaking book marks the dawn of a new Golden Age of fruitful conversation between entertainment scholars, managers, and artists. Allègre Hadida, Associate Professor in Strategy, University of Cambridge


2016-05-17

New Frontiers in Mining Complex Patterns

By Michelangelo Ceci,Corrado Loglisci,Giuseppe Manco,Elio Masciari,Zbigniew W. Ras
  • Full Title : New Frontiers in Mining Complex Patterns
  • Author : Michelangelo Ceci,Corrado Loglisci,Giuseppe Manco,Elio Masciari,Zbigniew W. Ras
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319393154
  • Pages : 239
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  • Language : English
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the 4th International Workshop on New Frontiers in Mining Complex Patterns, NFMCP 2015, held in conjunction with ECML-PKDD 2015 in Porto, Portugal, in September 2015. The 15 revised full papers presented together with one invited talk were carefully reviewed and selected from 19 submissions. They illustrate advanced data mining techniques which preserve the informative richness of complex data and allow for efficient and effective identification of complex information units present in such data. The papers are organized in the following sections: data stream mining, classification, mining complex data, and sequences.


2011-01-31

The Book of Revelation For Dummies

By Richard Wagner,Larry R. Helyer
  • Full Title : The Book of Revelation For Dummies
  • Author : Richard Wagner,Larry R. Helyer
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 111805086X
  • Pages : 360
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  • Language : English
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Are you baffled by the Book of Revelation? Understand the purpose, key themes, and symbolism of the most fascinating book in the Bible with The Book of Revelation For Dummies, an easy-to-understand guide that will help you grasp the enduring messages of Revelation and apply them to your life. You will understand what Revelation says about the past, present, and future, and how it relates to the rest of the Bible. You will learn how this mysterious book of the Bible fits into a historical context. You’ll discover all kinds of interesting facts about the apostle John and learn about the details of his world. You will be able to choose a perspective for interpreting this book of the Bible and decipher the many haunting symbols. There is no need to read this reference guide from cover to cover; simply browse the table of contents or flip through the pages to find the answers and assistance that you need. Discover how to: Interpret the prophecy of the Revelation Place it in historical context Understand how it relates to other books in the Bible Unravel the details of the apostle John’s life and world Choose a perspective for understanding See the grander scheme of things Complete with lists of the ten most commonly asked questions about end times and the ten rules of thumb for interpreting scripture, The Book of Revelation For Dummies will help you understand and decode one of the most perplexing books in the Bible!


2011-11-29

Chemical Analysis of Antibiotic Residues in Food

By Jian Wang,James D. MacNeil,Jack F. Kay
  • Full Title : Chemical Analysis of Antibiotic Residues in Food
  • Author : Jian Wang,James D. MacNeil,Jack F. Kay
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 9781118067192
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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An insightful exploration of the key aspects concerning the chemical analysis of antibiotic residues in food The presence of excess residues from frequent antibiotic use in animals is not only illegal, but can pose serious health risks by contaminating products for human consumption such as meat and milk. Chemical Analysis of Antibiotic Residues in Food is a single-source reference for readers interested in the development of analytical methods for analyzing antibiotic residues in food. It covers themes that include quality assurance and quality control, antibiotic chemical properties, pharmacokinetics, metabolism, distribution, food safety regulations, and chemical analysis. In addition, the material presented includes background information valuable for understanding the choice of marker residue and target animal tissue to use for regulatory analysis. This comprehensive reference: Includes topics on general issues related to screening and confirmatory methods Presents updated information on food safety regulation based on routine screening and confirmatory methods, especially LC-MS Provides general guidance for method development, validation, and estimation of measurement uncertainty Chemical Analysis of Antibiotic Residues in Food is written and organized with a balance between practical use and theory to provide laboratories with a solid and reliable reference on antibiotic residue analysis. Thorough coverage elicits the latest scientific findings to assist the ongoing efforts toward refining analytical methods for producing safe foods of animal origin.


2019-10-24

Roaming Africa

By van Reisen, Mirjam,Mawere, Munyaradzi,Stokmans, Mia,Gebre-Egziabher, Kinfe Abraha
  • Full Title : Roaming Africa
  • Author : van Reisen, Mirjam,Mawere, Munyaradzi,Stokmans, Mia,Gebre-Egziabher, Kinfe Abraha
  • Publisher : Langaa RPCIG
  • ISBN Code : 9956551015
  • Pages : 628
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  • Language : English
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What happens when digital innovation meets migration? Roaming Africa considers how we understand modern-day mobility in Africa, where age-old routes strengthen the resilience of people roaming the continent for livelihoods and security, assisted by mobile communication. Digital mobility expands connectivity around the world, and also in Africa. In this book, the authors show that mobility, resilience and social protection in the digital age are closely related. Each chapter takes a close look at the migration dynamics in a specific context, using social theory as a lens. This book adopts a critical perspective on approaches in which migration is regarded merely as a hazard. Edited by distinguished scholars from Africa and Europe, this volume, the second in a four-part series Connected and Mobile: Migration and Human Trafficking in Africa, compiles chapters from a diverse group of young and upcoming scholars, making an important contribution to the literature on migration studies, digital science, social protection and governance.


2015-12-15

Trade and Development Report 2015

By United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • Full Title : Trade and Development Report 2015
  • Author : United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • Publisher : United Nations
  • ISBN Code : 9210573617
  • Pages : 222
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  • Language : English
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The Trade and Development Report (TDR), launched in 1981, is issued every year for the annual session of the Trade and Development Board. The Report analyses current economic trends and major policy issues of international concern, and makes suggestions for addressing these issues at various levels.


2021-04-01

Patty's Industrial Hygiene, Evaluation and Control

By Barbara Cohrssen
  • Full Title : Patty's Industrial Hygiene, Evaluation and Control
  • Author : Barbara Cohrssen
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1119816203
  • Pages : 400
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  • Language : English
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Since the first edition in 1948, Patty’s Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology has become a flagship publication for Wiley. During its nearly seven decades in print, it has become a standard reference for the fields of occupational health and toxicology. The volumes on industrial hygiene are cornerstone reference works for not only industrial hygienists but also chemists, engineers, toxicologists, lawyers, and occupational safety personnel. Volume 2 covers Chemical Exposure Evaluation and Control. Along with the updated and revised chapters from the prior edition, this volume has two new chapters: Sensor Technology and Control Banding.


2014-03-20

Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border

By Kai Chen
  • Full Title : Comparative Study of Child Soldiering on Myanmar-China Border
  • Author : Kai Chen
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9814560022
  • Pages : 97
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  • Language : English
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From comparative perspective, this book explores the dynamics of child soldiering on the Myanmar-China border (i.e., Kachin and Shan States of Myanmar). At the same time, this book examines the structural factors and specific relationships between child soldiers, which have impacts on child soldiering. This book reveals that Myanmar has limited power to reduce child soldiering on the Myanmar-China border, and there is no optimal solution for reducing child soldiering in the near future. Instead, the book introduces the “transnational public-private partnership” approach as a “second best” solution and proposes suitable countermeasures for all the stakeholders.


2013-11-10

Zum Einfluss von Studieneingangsvoraussetzungen auf den Studienerfolg Erstsemesterstudierender im Fach Chemie

By Katja Freyer
  • Full Title : Zum Einfluss von Studieneingangsvoraussetzungen auf den Studienerfolg Erstsemesterstudierender im Fach Chemie
  • Author : Katja Freyer
  • Publisher : Logos Verlag Berlin GmbH
  • ISBN Code : 3832535446
  • Pages : 240
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  • Language : English
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In Anbetracht der hohen Studienabbruchquoten im Studienfach Chemie (derzeit 43 %) besteht die Notwendigkeit, Faktoren zu identifizieren, die einen Einfluss auf den Studienerfolg in diesem Fach ausüben. Da empirische Befunde für das Fach Chemie im deutschsprachigen Raum rar sind, liefert die vorliegende Studie einen Beitrag dazu, dieses Defizit auszugleichen. Neben einer umfangreichen Charakterisierung der Studierenden wird dazu ein theoriebasiertes Regressionsmodell erstellt, das die wesentlichen Prädiktoren für Studienerfolg beinhaltet: allgemeine kognitive Faktoren, allgemeine motivationale Faktoren sowie Interesse. Durchgeführt wurde die Studie an Erstsemesterstudierenden der beiden Studiengänge Chemie und Lehramt Chemie mehrerer deutscher Universitäten, woraus sich ein weiterer potentieller Prädiktor (Studienbedingungen) ergibt. Die Ergebnisse zeigen, dass das Vorwissen, die Abiturgesamtnote sowie das Wunschfach signifikante Prädiktoren des Studienerfolgs (Klausurpunktzahl) darstellen und ca. ein Viertel der Varianz des Studienerfolgskriteriums aufklären. Die Berechnung studiengangs- und hochschulspezifischer Regressionsmodelle macht deutlich, dass sich die Hochschulen stärker voneinander unterscheiden als die beiden Studiengänge. Die Prognose der Leistung in einem objektiven Chemiefachwissenstest zeigt, dass sich auch die Studienbedingungen signifikant auf die Leistung auswirken. Zusätzliche Moderationsanalysen geben einen noch etwas tieferen Einblick in die Wirkstruktur der Prädiktoren.