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2017-12-17 3He and the Cuprate Superconductors.; Conceived as the definitive reference in a classic and important field of modern physics, this extensive and comprehensive handbook systematically reviews the basic physics, theory and recent advances in the field of superconductivity.

Leading researchers, including Nobel laureate, describe the state of the art in conventional and unconventional superconductors at a particularly opportune time, as new experimental techniques and field-theoretical methods have emerged Page 1. Biotechnology. Entrepreneurship. Starting, Managing, and. Leading Biotech Companies. Craig Shimasaki, PhD, MBA. President & CEO, Moleculera Labs and BioSource Consulting Group,   should be mindful of their own safety and the safety of others, including parties for whom they have a professional..Leading researchers, including Nobel laureate, describe the state of the art in conventional and unconventional superconductors at a particularly opportune time, as new experimental techniques and field-theoretical methods have emerged.

In addition to full-coverage of novel materials and underlying mechanisms, the handbook reflects continued intense research into electron-phone based superconductivity.Considerable attention is devoted to high- T c superconductivity, novel superconductivity, including triplet pairing in the ruthenates, novel superconductors, such as Heavy-Fermion metals and organic materials, and also granular superconductors.What’s more, several contributions address superconductors with impurities and nanostructured superconductors.Important new results on current problems are presented in a manner designed to stimulate further research.

Numerous illustrations, diagrams and tables make this book especially useful as a reference work for researchers, students and teachers.Treating the entire superconductivity field, this unparalleled reference resource carefully blends theoretical studies with experimental results to provide the scientist and engineers an indispensable foundation for further research.; Covers all aspects of superconductivity, including theoretical foundations Most comprehensive of all reference works Treats all kinds of materials for conventional and high-temperature superconductivity, superconductivity in fluids, and Heavy-Fermions superconductivity Integrates the theory, physics, and materials science of all kinds of superconductors to offer an unparalleled foundation for further research Twenty-four expert contributions, including Nobel laureate, benefits researchers, materials scientists, engineers and graduate students alike;9 ;Science;Standard (0) top;978-3-540-72706-4;Orszag;Miguel Orszag;Quantum Optics;Including Noise Reduction, Trapped Ions, Quantum Trajectories, and Decoherence;;2nd ed.;;final;99,95;106,95;109,95;77;174;;;;;;;English;Physics;P26036 Quantum Optics, Quantum Electronics, Nonlinear Optics ;PHJ;P26028 Laser Technology and Physics, Photonics ;PHJ;Physics/Astronomy;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Graduate/Advanced undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;16.2007;;; Einstein's Theory of Atom-Radiation Interaction.- Atom-Field Interaction: Semiclassical Approach.

- States of the Electromagnetic Field II.- Measurements, Quantum Limits and all that.- Quantum Bits, Entanglement and Applications.- E Derivations of the Homodyne Stochastic Schr dinger Differential Equation.

- H The Universal Quantum Cloning Machine.;;Includes theoretical aspects and experiments not covered in any other book;9 ;Students;Standard (0) top;978-3-540-72400-1;Elsner;"Peter Elsner; Peter Eyerer; Thomas Hirth (Hrsg.

)";DOMININGHAUS - Kunststoffe;Eigenschaften und Anwendungen;VDI-Buch ;7.;;final;232,71;249;255,98;179;405,5;;;;;;;Deutsch;Chemistry and Materials Science;C32070 Characterization and Evaluation of Materials;TGMT;C22008 Polymer Sciences ;PNNP;Materialwissenschaft;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Fachbuch;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;16.2007;;;Einf hrung in Polymer Engineering.

; Ein umfassenderes und vollst ndigeres Nachschlagewerk zum Thema Kunststoffe ist kaum vorstellbar: Die Synthese und Compoundierung der Kunststoffe, ihre physikalischen und chemischen Eigenschaften, das Verhalten bei der Verarbeitung bis hin zu einer Vielzahl konkreter Anwendungen werden behandelt.Unverzichtbar und wertvoll sind in der 7.

, neu bearbeiteten Auflage ausf hrliche Tabellen, viele aussagekr ftige Grafiken, ein umfassendes Stichwortverzeichnis und ein Handelsnamen- und Kunststoffregister.Hinzu gekommen ist ein Abschnitt zu Elastomeren.Viele Stoffdaten und die Sicherheits-, Umwelt- und Recyclingaspekte wurden aktualisiert.Die Einf hrung in das Polymer Engineering wurde in diesem Nachschlagewerk gestrafft.Zahlreiche neue Beitr ge sind hinzu gekommen.

Das Thema Polymer Engineering wird in einem weiteren Buch zeitnah ver ffentlich.;;9 ;Praktiker;Standard (0) top;978-3-540-73779-7;Pereira Martins;"Filipe Pereira Martins; Anna Kobylinska";Adobe InDesign CS3 und InCopy CS3 f r PDF, Digital- und Printmedien;Produktionssichere Mediengestaltung mit intelligenten Dokumenten; ;;2007;1000;Geb.;;final;56,03;59,95;61,63;43;98;;;;;;;Deutsch;Computer Science;I25004 Media Design ;USW;I21033 Document Preparation and Text Processing ;UXN;Informatik;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Fachbuch;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Planned;01.

2007;;;; In diesem bersichtlich aufgebauten Buch finden Sie neben den InDesign-Grundlagen bahnbrechende Kniffe, jede Menge gestalterische Inspiration und praxiserprobtes Know-how f r den effizienten Medien-Workflow.Die Autoren erl utern praxisorientiert, insbesondere die Schl sselaspekte der Arbeit mit Adobe InDesign CS3 und InCopy CS3.Sie gehen detailliert ein auf den PDF/X-Workflow unter Ber cksichtigung von PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3 und PDF/X-4 sowie FOGRA 39 und 40.Die Darstellung der Vorhersehbarkeit der Resultate zu Farbmanagement, Separationsvorschau, Transparenzreduzierung, Preflight-Korrekturen, Farbkonvertierungen, Druckfarbenverwaltung u.

enth lt direkt umsetzbare Tipps und Tricks.Ausf hrlich wird auch die Automatisierung mit Script-Sprachen und XML behandelt.Die M glichkeiten von Microsoft Windows Vista sind ber cksichtigt.

Interviews mit Branchenexperten bieten einen Praxiseinblick - der sprichw rtliche Blick ber den Tellerrand - aus einer Perspektive, die dem Leser sonst nicht zug nglich w re.;;9 ;Praktiker;Standard (0) top;978-3-540-20475-6;Holsboer;"D.Florian Holsboer; Gerhard Gr nder; Otto Benkert (Hrsg.)";Handbuch der Psychopharmakotherapie;;;;2008;1000;Geb.;;approx;177,52;189,95;195,27;136,5;309,5;;;;;;;Deutsch;Medicine & Public Health;H53003 Psychiatry ;MMH;B21007 Pharmacology/Toxicology ;MMG;Medizin, ;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Fachbuch;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;06.2007;;;Allgemeine Pharmakokinetik und -dynamik (neu).

- Allgemeine Grundlagen der psychiatrischen Pharmakotherapie.- Antidepressiva (Allgemeiner Teil, Spezieller Teil).zur Phasenprophylaxe affektiver Psychosen.zur Therapie extrapyramidaler St rungen.zur Therapie von Entzugssyndromen und Abh ngigkeit.

zur Therapie von Pers nlichkeitsst rungen.zur Therapie von Sexualst rungen (neu: Viagra).- Therapie bei Kindern und Jugendlichen (neu).- Therapie bei somatoformen St rungen (neu).

- Einsatz von Psychopharmaka in haus rztlicher Praxis (neu).- Psychopharmaka in Schwangerschaft und Stillzeit.; DAS Buch f r die Psychiatrische Pharmakotherapie.Jetzt gibt es endlich ein Buch, das die Wichtigkeit der medikament sen Therapie in der Psychiatrie widerspiegelt.Denn in kaum einem anderen Fach ist die Wahl des 'richtigen' Medikaments schwieriger.

Das Wissen um Wirkungsweisen, Nebenwirkungen, Kontraindikationen und Interaktionen w chst rasant, die Entwicklung neuer Substanzen geht in beeindruckendem Tempo voran.Umso wichtiger, ein Grundlagenwerk zu besitzen, das alle offenen Fragen beantwortet.Von den Grundlagen logie von Nervenzellen - Prinzipien neuronaler Signalketten- Verhaltenspharmakologie - Neurotransmitter und Modulatoren- Tiermodelle etc.ber Substanzgruppen und psychische St rungen, ausf hrliche Kapitel zu allen Pr parategruppen und s mtlichen St hin zu den speziellen Aspekten der Psychopharmakotherapie! In Akutsituationen, forensische Aspekte, bei internistischen und neurologischen Erkrankungen, im Alter, bei Kindern und Jugendlichen, in Schwangerschaft und Stillzeit.Endlich ein gro es Psychopharmakologie-Werk f r Psychiater, Neurologen und Neurowissenschaftler.

;;9 ;Praktiker;Standard (0) top;978-3-7985-1563-5;Fritze;"J rgen Fritze; Friedrich Mehrhoff (Hrsg.)";Die rztliche Begutachtung;Rechtsfragen, Funktionspr fungen, Beurteilungen;;7.;;final;168,18;179,95;185;129,5;293;140,14;149,95;154,15;30.2007;108;244;Deutsch;Medicine & Public Health;H33002 Internal Medicine ;MJ;H23007 Forensic Medicine ;MMQ;Medizin, Innere Medizin;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Handbuch;Steinkopff-Verlag Darmstadt;In production;01.

2007;;;" Aus dem Inhalt: Allgemeines zur rztlichen Begutachtung.- Rechtliche Grundlagen der rztlichen Begutachtung.- Besondere gutachterliche Fragestellungen.- Pathophysiologische Grundlagen der rztlichen Begutachtung.

- Probleme der rztlichen Begutachtung in der An sthesie; Augenheilkunde; Chirurgie und Unfallchirurgie; Dermatologie; Frauenheilkunde; HNO-Heilkunde; Inneren Medizin; Kardiologie; Mund-, Kiefer- und Gesichtschirurgie; Neurologie; Orthop die; Psychiatrie; Radiologie; Rheumatologie; Urologie.- Die gutachterliche Beurteilung der Verkehrst chtigkeit.";Fast jedes Gutachten wird heute in Zusammenarbeit mehrerer Zusatzgutachter aus den medizinischen Fachgebieten von einem Hauptgutachter zusammengefasst.Dieser muss bei aller notwendigen Spezialisierung m glichst alle oder doch viele Bereiche der Medizin berblicken und die Befunde und Beurteilungen aus den Spezialgebieten oder anderen F chern sinnvoll zusammenfassen k nnen.

Auflage ein Standardwerk und unverzichtbares Nachschlagewerk.Es bietet f r den Arzt als Gutachter, Sachverst ndigen und Berater der sozialrechtlichen Institutionen, Gerichte und Versicherungen gutachtliches Wissen und umfassende bersicht ber die rechtlichen Voraussetzungen und das medizinische Fachwissen in allen Fachrichtungen.;;9 ;Praktiker;Steinkopff-Titel (S) top;978-3-540-71698-3;Erdmann;"Georg Erdmann; Peter Zweifel";Energie konomik;Theorie und Anwendungen;;;2007;376;Geb.;;final;74,72;79,95;82,19;57,5;130,5;;;;;;;Deutsch;Wirtschaftswissenschaften;W12081 Industrial Organization;KN;W23040 Management ;KMK;Wirtschaftswissenschaften;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Fachbuch;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Planned;01.- Naturwissenschaftlich-technische Grundlagen.

- Bottom-up-Analyse der Energienachfrage.; Die nachhaltige L sung von Problemen der Energieversorgung geh rt zu den zentralen Herausforderungen moderner Zivilisationen.Aus konomischer Sicht greifen alle Antworten zu kurz, die nicht explizit das interessengeleitete Handeln der wesentlichen Akteure ber cksichtigen.Deshalb behandelt dieses Buch die nachfrage- und angebotsseitigen Gesetzm igkeiten der verschiedenen Energiem rkte, und zwar unter R ckgriff auf industrie- und institutionen konomische Theoriebausteine.Die technisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Bedingungen von Gewinnung, Wandlung, Transport, Verteilung und Nutzung von Energietr gern werden dabei stets ber cksichtigt.

Ein wichtiges Thema f r die Praktiker sind die von der Liberalisierung der leitungsgebundenen Energiem rkte ausgehenden Impulse.Wo immer m glich werden die theoretisch hergeleiteten Voraussagen durch die Konfrontation mit statistischer Evidenz auf ihre Praxisrelevanz gepr ft.;;9 ;Praktiker;Standard (0) ;978-88-470-0717-8;Saleri;"F.Quarteroni";C LCULO CIENT FICO com MATLAB e Octave;;;;2007;330;Softcover;Book;Approx.

;;final;32,69;34,98;35,97;25;57;;;;;;;Portuguese;Mathematics;M13003 Applications of Mathematics;PBW;M12007 Analysis;PBKB;Mathematics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag Milan;Planned;31.2007;;;; Este livro uma introdu o ao C lculo Cient fico.O seu objectivo consiste em apresentar v rios m todos num ricos para resolver no computador certos problemas matem ticos que n o podem ser tratados de maneira mais simples.

S o abordadas quest es cl ssicas como o c lculo de zeros ou de integrais de fun es cont nuas, a resolu o de sistemas lineares, a aproxima o de fun es por polin mios e a constru o de aproxima es precisas de solu es de equa es diferenciais.Todos os algoritmos s o apresentados nas linguagens de programa o MATLAB e Octave, cujos comandos e instru es principais se introduzem de forma gradual, visando em particular a sua compatibilidade nas duas linguagens.O leitor pode assim verificar experimentalmente propriedades te ricas como a estabilidade, a precis o e a complexidade.O livro inclui ainda a resolu o de problemas atrav s de numerosos exerc cios e exemplos, frequentemente ligados a aplica es concretas.No fim de cada cap tulo encontra-se uma sec o espec fica que apresenta assuntos n o abordados e as refer ncias bibliogr ficas que permitem ao leitor aprofundar os conhecimentos adquiridos.

;;9 ;Students;Standard (0) ;978-88-470-0555-6;Casalini;"Angelo Casalini; Stefano Gasparini (Ed.)";Pneumologia interventistica;;;;2007;708;Cartonato;Volume con DVD;XX, 708 pagg.;;final;110,53;118,27;121,58;85;192,5;;;;;;;Italian;Medicina;H33134 Pneumology/Respiratory System;MJL;;;Medicina, Internal Medicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;testo specializzato/specialistico;Springer-Verlag Milan;In production;01.2007;;;; La pneumologia si sempre distinta dalle altre specialit mediche per il suo importante e ricco patrimonio di metodiche strumentali diagnostiche e terapeutiche, che trovano le loro radici nella tisiologia.La ricerca scientifica e le novit tecnologiche degli ultimi 30-40 anni hanno fornito allo pneumologo strumenti sempre pi perfezionati, che hanno contribuito ad ampliarne le conoscenze, le competenze e le potenzialit diagnostiche e terapeutiche.Il termine di 'pneumologia interventistica', adottato dalle societ scientifiche internazionali e nazionali (ACCP, ATS, ERS, AIPO, SIMER), comprende le metodiche tradizionali dell’endoscopia bronchiale diagnostica e terapeutica nell’adulto e nel bambino e della toracoscopia medica, ma anche la tecnica dell’agoaspirato transparietale, il posizionamento e la gestione del drenaggio toracico e le pi recenti TBNA, EBUS, autofluorescenza, e altre che costituiscono una parte indispensabile del bagaglio culturale dello pneumologo.L’applicazione di queste metodiche nella pratica clinica quotidiana, unitamente ad altri importanti aspetti diagnostici e terapeutici peculiari della pneumologia ha contribuito a rendere la figura dello pneumologo insostituibile nella sanit moderna.Con il presente trattato abbiamo voluto presentare in modo chiaro e didattico le metodiche della pneumologia interventistica e le loro applicazioni cliniche, perch lo studente in medicina, lo specializzando in pneumologia, ma anche lo pneumologo gi 'finito' e altri specialisti (chirurghi toracici, anestesisti rianimatori, pediatri, oncologi, ecc…) possano trovare una risposta alle problematiche pi frequenti.

;;9 ;Professionals/Professionisti;Standard (0) ;978-88-470-0709-3;Olson;Kent R.Olson;Intossicazioni acute: veleni, farmaci e droghe;Diagnosi e trattamento delle intossicazioni acute;;2nda ed.;2008;;Brossura;Volume;;;approx;79,76;85,34;87,74;61,5;139;;;;;;;Italian;Medicina;H22000 Emergency Medicine ;MMK;H22019 Emergency Services;MQF;Medicina, ;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Trattato;Springer-Verlag Milan;Planned;01.2007;;;; Il testo affronta tutti gli aspetti clinici, diagnostici e terapeutici delle intossicazioni acute, da quelle pi comuni a quelle di rara evenienza, con la descrizione dettagliata delle sostanze tossiche ( farmaci, tossine natuirali, droghe d’abuso, sostanze chimiche ed industriali, potenziali armi chimiche per aggressioni personali o per attacchi terroristici) e degli antidoti o farmaci utilizzati per il loro trattamento.

Pur comprendendo in modo ampio ed esaustivo tutti gli aspetti della tossicologia d’urgenza, il modo con cui vengono presentati i singoli argomenti e la loro suddivisione in sezioni distinte, permettono un’utilizzo rapido ed efficiente del testo, rendendolo un utilissimo ausilio per i medici e gli operatori sanitari che operano nell’emergenza.Il testo inoltre tratta alcuni aspetti di tossicologia clinica, quali tossicocinetica delle sostanze velenose, indicazioni ed interpretazione degli esami di laboratorio nel caso di intossicazioni, reperimento e dosaggio di antidoti specifici, che sono difficilmente reperibili su altri testi di medicina o di specialit mediche.;;9 ;Professionals/Professionisti;Standard (0) ;978-88-470-0592-1;Gelmetti;Carlo Gelmetti (Ed.);La scuola dell'atopia;;;;2007;382;Cartonato;Volume;XIV, 382 pagg.;;final;72,07;77,11;79,28;55,5;125,5;;;;;;;Italian;Medicina;H1900X Dermatology;MJK;H11009 Allergology;MJCM1;Medicina, Dermatology;Aug 07;In preparation for press;testo specializzato/specialistico;Springer-Verlag Milan;In production;01.2007;;; Il progetto 'scuola dell'atopia' in Italia.

- Dermatite atopica: dalla storia alle cure di oggi.

- Dermatite atopica: clinica (pediatria).- Dermatite atopica: i criteri di gravit (gli 'scoring systems'.- Dermatite atopica: patologie otorinolaringoiatriche.- Dermatite atopica: patologie respiratorie.- Dermatite atopica: patologie digestive.

- Dermatite atopica: diagnostica in vitro.- Dermatite atopica: diagnostica in vivo.- Dermatite atopica: test non comprovati o 'alternativi'.- Dermatite atopica: i trattamenti sistemici.- Dermatite atopica: i corticosteroidi topici.- Dermatite atopica: terapie integrative.

; L’esigenza di chiarire i concetti attuali dell’atopia, che per troppo tempo hanno oscillato tra una primitiva visione squisitamente clinica ed una successiva unicamente immunologica, era matura da tempo.L’avere compreso che il ruolo delle immunoglobuline E non esaustivo ed avere accettato la salomonica divisione tra atopia intrinseca ed estrinseca, sono stati i primi due passi fondamentali.Le recenti scoperte del ruolo dell’immunit innata, e quindi dei peptidi antimicrobici, hanno aperto dei fondamentali spazi di comprensione nell’atopia e non solo.Quello che ora appare chiaro che l’atopia non la malattia di un organo ma piuttosto un difetto delle membrane che delimitano il nostro 'self'.Il fatto che queste membrane si chiamino pelle, intestino, congiuntiva, bronchi o quant’altro ha artificialmente frammentato la comprensione ed il trattamento di un fenomeno unitario.

Questo libro vuole cercare di fare una sintesi delle diverse esperienze ma soprattutto essere uno stimolo a far s che la medicina si focalizzi costruttivamente sullo stesso bersaglio.Se cos sar , non assisteremo pi a'guerre di religione' tra scienziati e medici pratici o, peggio ancora, tra i differenti specialisti che si contendono il paziente.Se l’atopia, come noi crediamo, un problema globale, esso pu essere adeguatamente affrontato solo in un contesto pluridisciplinare e in clima collaborativo, non solo tra medico e medico ma anche tra medico e paziente.;;9 ;Professionals/Professionisti;Standard (0) ;978-88-470-0594-5;Gelmetti;Carlo Gelmetti;Il fuoco di Sant'Antonio;Storia, tradizione e medicina;;;2007;128;Cartonato;Volume;VIII, 128 pagg.;;final;52,84;56,54;58,12;40,5;92;;;;;;;Italian;Medicina;H1900X Dermatology;MJK;A12000 History of Science;PDX;Medicina, Dermatology;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monografia;Springer-Verlag Milan;Available;;26.

; Il libro descrive la storia di Sant'Antonio Abate, il grande taumaturgo ed il fondatore del monachesimo cristiano.Molto prima che ci fosse una pratica comune tra i fedeli, egli pratic l’ascetismo nel deserto ad imitazione di Cristo e le sue tentazioni demoniache descritte nella biografia scritta da Sant’Atanasio hanno costituito il tema favorito di molti pittori ed ispirato 'La Tentation de Saint Antoine' di Gustave Flaubert.Padrone del fuoco e protettore degli animali, viene spesso raffigurato con accanto una fiamma ed un maialino, ragione per cui anche chiamato 'Sant’Antonio del porcello'.

Egli era il santo prediletto dai contadini ed inoltre patrono dei cestai, dei porcai, dei ceramisti e di molte altre professioni, ma era famoso soprattutto per le sue capacit curative s da divenire il santo taumaturgo per eccellenza.Pertanto, dal Medio Evo al XIX era invocato per curare le pi dolorose piaghe che affliggevano l’umanit , soprattutto quelle pi devastanti che furono chiamate 'Fuoco di Sant’Antonio'.Questo termine includeva molte malattie completamente diverse tra loro, ma che avevano in comune solo un dolore intollerabile.Tra queste, l’ergotismo, l’eresipela e l’herpes zoster sono i tre disturbi pi importanti riconosciuti nei secoli.Ancora oggi, in Italia, l’herpes zoster comunemente chiamato 'Fuoco di Sant’Antonio'.

Di questa affascinante mistura di religione e medicina, di arte e tradizioni si legge in queste righe.;;9 ;Scienza;Science (SC) ;978-88-470-0586-0;Camorcia;Michela Camorcia;Anestetici locali in analgesia ostetrica.Il modello MLAC: dalla teoria alla pratica clinica;;;;2007;76;Brossura;Volume;VIII, 76 pagg.;;final;19,18;20,53;21,1;15;33,5;;;;;;;Italian;Medicina;H13001 Anesthesiology ;MMB;H26014 Obstetrics/Perinatology ;MJT;Medicina, ;Aug 07;In preparation for press;testo specializzato/specialistico;Springer-Verlag Milan;Available;;10.2007;; Il modello MLAC: dalla teoria alla pratica clinica: Introduzione.La potenza di un farmaco: come determinarla? Il metodo.- Il metodo MLAC: studi clinici: Applicazioni del metodo MLAC.Concentrazione minima efficace e potenze relative dei vari anestetici locali per l’analgesia epidurale del primo stadio del travaglio di parto.

Fattori che influenzano il consumo degli anestetici locali.Determinazione dell’effetto risparmio degli oppioidi sul metodo MLAC degli anestetici locali.Determinazione del sito di azione delgi oppioidi.

Determinazione della dose minima efficace e della potenza relativa degli oppiacei.Effetto dell’aggiunta di adiuvanti sul consumo degli anestetici locali.Dose minima efficace per il blocco motorio.Dose analgesica minima efficace intratecale.- Protocolli per l’analgesia epidurale per il travaglio ed il parto basate sugli studi MLAC.- Protocolli per l’analgesia epidurale in travaglio di parto.Appendice: scala di Bromage e scale HMFS.;Questa monografia contiene una dettagliata descrizione del metodo MLAC e delle sue applicazioni e un'ampia ed aggiornata revisione degli studi pi significativi sull'argomento e delle loro implicazioni cliniche.Gli studi che usano il metodo dell'allocazione sequenziale up-down hanno portato un contributo significativo al chiarimento di numerosi interrogativi che l'anestesista si pone quotidianamente in sala parto e oggi giustamente affiancano gli studi tradizionali rappresentando, insieme ad essi, la fonte primaria di aggiornamento e di conoscenze che sono indispensabili per una buona pratica clinica basata non solo sull'esperienza ma anche sull'evidenza ed il razionale scientifico.

;;9 ;Professionals/Professionisti;Standard (0) ;978-88-470-0699-7;Arcidiacono;"Gabriele Arcidiacono; Claudio Calabrese; Stefano Rossi";SIX SIGMA;Manuale per Green Belt;;;2007;200;Rilegatura a spirale;Volume;VI, 200 pagg.;;final;30,72;32,87;33,79;23,5;53,5;;;;;;;Italian;Scienze economiche;W12081 Industrial Organization;KN;W23113 Production/Logistics ;KMML;Economia;Aug 07;In preparation for press;testo specializzato/specialistico;Springer-Verlag Milan;Available;;22.2007;;; Questo Minibook, per Green Belt, vuole essere una guida sintetica, con nozioni teoriche e spunti pratici, facilmente consultabile durante la gestione dei progetti Six Sigma.Nasce dalle esigenze incontrate nelle pi svariate realt aziendali dove si riscontra la necessit di usare correttamente lo strumento pi appropriato per l’analisi delle informazioni provenienti dal campo.

In particolare questo volume fa riferimento al software Minitab 15, indubbiamente il pi utilizzato fra gli operatori del settore.; Vademecum di facile e rapida consultazione per il corretto utilizzo degli strumenti statistici e non durante la gestione dei progetti Six Sigma;9 ;Professionals/Professionisti;Standard (0) ;978-3-540-73755-1;Caspard;"Nathalie Caspard; Bernard Monjardet; Bruno Leclerc";Ensembles ordonn s finis : concepts, r sultats et usages;;Math matiques et Applications Vol.;;final;54,98;58,83;60,48;42,5;96;;;;;;;French;Math matiques;M11124 Order, Lattices, Ordered Algebraic Structures;PBF;M13011 Game Theory, Economics, Social and Behav.

Sciences;PBW;Math matiques;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monographie;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;25.- Classes particuli res d’ensembles ordonn s .- Ensembles ordonn s et treillis distributifs.- Les 58 types d’ordres et de types d’ordres.; Les notions d'ordre, de classement, de rangement sont pr sent s dans de multiples activit s et situations humaines.La formalisation math matique de ces notions a permis d'abord le grand d veloppement de la th orie des treillis, puis celui de structures ordonn es plus g n rales, notamment celles relevant des math matiques discr tes.Les buts principaux de cet ouvrage qui comble un vide sont donc de: - donner les concepts et r sultats fondamentaux sur les ensembles ordonn s finis, - pr senter leurs usages dans des domaines vari s (de la RO ou l’IA la micro- conomie), - signaler un certain nombre de r sultats et de recherches en cours.Le lecteur sera ainsi m me de trouver tout ce qu'il a besoin de conna tre sur ces structures sans devoir le rechercher dans de multiples revues relevant de disciplines vari es.;;9 ;Manuels scientifiques;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73736-0;Pham;Huy n Pham;Optimisation et Contr le Stochastique Appliqu s la Finance;;Math matiques et Applications Vol.

;;final;33,18;35,5;36,5;25,5;58;;;;;;;French;Math matiques;M13070 Systems Theory, Control;PBW;"M26016 Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control; Optimization";PBKQ;Math matiques;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monographie;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;18.2007;;; Quelques l ments d’analyse stochastique.

- Approche EDP classique de la programmation dynamique.- Approche des equation de Bellman par les solutions de viscosit .- M thodes d’ quations diff rentielles stochastiques retrogrades.

- M thodes martingales de dualit convexe.; L'objectif et l'originalit de ce livre est de pr senter les diff rents aspects et m thodes utilis s dans la r solution des probl mes d'optimisation stochastique avec en vue des applications plus sp cifiques la finance: gestion de portefeuille, couverture d'options, investissement optimal.Nous avons inclus certains d veloppements r cents sur le sujet sans chercher a priori la plus grande g n ralit .

Nous avons voulu une exposition graduelle des m thodes math matiques en pr sentant d'abord les id es intuitives puis en non ant pr cis ment les r sultats avec des d monstrations compl tes et d taill es.Nous avons aussi pris soin d'illustrer chacune des m thodes de r solution sur de nombreux exemples issus de la finance.Nous esp rons ainsi que ce livre puisse tre utile aussi bien pour des tudiants que pour des chercheurs du monde acad mique ou professionnel int ress s par l'optimisation et le contr le stochastique appliqu s la finance.;;9 ;Manuels scientifiques;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-5430-3;Dorfman;Eran Dorfman;R apprendre voir le monde;Merleau-Ponty face au miroir lacanien;Phaenomenologica Vol.;;final;124,95;133,7;137,45;96;218;;;;;;;French;Philosophie;E23000 Phenomenology;HPCT33;H54026 Psychoanalysis ;JCAF;Philosophy;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monographie;Springer Netherlands;Available;;04.La double ambigu t de La Structure du comportement.Ph nom nologie de la perception, perception de la ph nom nologie.

Qui est le sujet pathologique?- Deuxi me partie.; This book develops a notion of philosophy as perceptual learning, by re-interpreting 'Merleau-Ponty’s Phenomenology of Perception'.The empirical subject and her natural attitude are summoned to retrieve the pre-objective layer which founds the objective world, and the living body which founds the constituted, alienated body.But empirical life seems to resist this call, so that phenomenology, unwilling to explicitly criticize the natural attitude, nonetheless disavows it by turning to limit cases of this attitude, cases of pathological disorder.Dorfman argues that understanding pathology would allow us to understand the resistance of normal life to the phenomenological call.

The second part of the book introduces the psychoanalytical theory of Jacques Lacan in order to show that there is no pre-objective life without objectivity, just as there is no normal life without pathology.The complex relationship between the objective and the pre-objective, the normal and the pathological is examined in order to show that only the constant movement between these different poles constitutes true perceptual phenomenology as well as free existence.; A new interpretation of the phenomenological method as a praxis A unique combination of phenomenology and psychoanalysis A novel look at the relationship between normality and pathology A clear and thorough introduction to the theories of Merleau-Ponty and Lacan;9 ;Manuels scientifiques;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6121-9;Wolff;Ernst Wolff;De l' thique la justice;Langage et politique dans la philosophie de L vinas;Phaenomenologica Vol.;;final;104,95;112,3;115,45;80,5;183;;;;;;;French;Philosophie;E23000 Phenomenology;HPCT33;E14000 Ethics;HPGM;Philosophy;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monographie;Springer Netherlands;In production;25.La genesse du questionnement de L vinas.L’authenticit thique, la propri t et le passage la justice.La justice entre la saintet , le fanatisme et l'imp ratif categorique.

;" Emmanuel L vinas est le philosophe de la non-indiff rence; il n’est en aucune sorte un philosophe indiff rent.Son inqui tude personnelle et engagement politique ont trouv une expression philosophique dans une qu te deux versants.Dans le versant ontologique, il cherche montrer que m me si l’homme est l’ v nement de compr hension de l’ tre, tout l’homme et toute signification ne se r duisent pas la compr hension de l’ tre seul.Dans le versant politique, il s’interroge sur la possibilit de soumettre la tendance totalitaire de toute politique une recherche de justice qui ne d pend pas finalement de la politique m me.

La d couverte d’une signification qui exc de la compr hension de l’ tre – l’ thique – fournit en m me temps la source de renouvellement de la justice.Ainsi, par cette double question, L vinas nous pr sente les fils conducteurs de notre enqu te: une signification au-del de la compr hension de l’ tre et sa port e thique, que nous appelons «langage» et que nous explorons dans la perspective de son importance politique.Les tudes analytiques dans lesquelles les notions de politique et de langage fonctionnent comme clef d’interpr tation mutuelle d bouchent sur une critique centr e sur deux probl mes: l’impossibilit d’interpr ter la signifiance de l’autre et le danger inh rent la conception d’une justice d passant l’Etat."; Precise and advanced and exegesis of Levinas’ work New approaches to some major aspects of Levinas’ work, made possible by attention to Levinas’ relation to the first Heidegger Raises or develops essential questions and criticism of Levinas’ work The study has neither an apologetic nor a polemic intention or thrust;9 ;Manuels scientifiques;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73598-4;Bellazzi;"Riccardo Bellazzi; Ameen Abu-Hanna; Jim Hunter (Ed.)";Artificial Intelligence in Medicine;11th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine in Europe, AIME 2007, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, July 7-11, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.

4594;;2007;509;Softcover;Book;XVI, 509 p.;;final;64;68,48;70,4;49;111,5;;;;;;;English + Contract partner's language;Computer Science;I21017 Artificial Intelligence (incl.Robotics);UXC;H28009 Health Informatics;MBP;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;29.2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 11th Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Medicine in Europe, AIME 2007, held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands in July 2007.

The 28 revised full papers and 38 revised short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 137 submissions.The papers are organized in topical sections on agent-based systems, temporal data mining, machine learning and knowledge discovery, text mining, natural language processing and generation, ontologies, decision support systems, applications of AI-based image processing techniques, protocols and guidelines, as well as workflow systems.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6527-9;Dong;"Andy Dong; Andrew Moere, Vande; John S.)";Computer-Aided Architectural Design Futures 2007;Proceedings of the 12th International CAAD Futures Conference;;;2007;602;Hardcover;Book with CD-ROM;Approx.

;;final;139,95;149,75;153,95;107,5;244;;;;;;;English;Architecture;K19000 Design, general;AC;I23044 Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD, CAE) and Design;TBDC;Design;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.; CAAD Futures is a biennial conference that aims to promote the advancement of computer-aided architectural design research and teaching.

The conferences are organised under the auspices of the CAAD Futures Foundation.The conference series started in 1985 in Delft and has since traveled to major cities in Europe, Asia, and USA.This volume is the proceedings of the 12th International Conference of CAAD Futures, which took place in Sydney, Australia.The internationally refereed papers in this book present the state of the art in computer-aided architectural design research.The papers in this year's conference theme, Integrating Technologies for Computer-Aided Design, provide the technological foundation for new ways of thinking about using computers in designing and the use of computers in design itself as well as in the education of designers.

Information about the 2007 Conference and this book is available at: /kcdc/conferences/cf07; Part of an ongoing conference series that has been running for 22 years State-of-the-art CAAD research and practice Broad topical coverage of applications of computing in architectural design Includes best practices about teaching and learning computing in architectural design;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-211-20670-6;Kuhn;Jens Kuhn;Filoviruses;A Compendium of 40 Years of Epidemiological, Clinical, and Laboratory Studies;Archives of Virology.Supplementa Supplement 20;;2008;340;Hardcover;Book with CD-ROM;Approx.;;approx;199,95;213,95;219,95;154;348,5;;;;;;;English;Biomedicine;B22003 Virology ;MMFM;B16003 Medical Microbiology ;MMFM;Biomedicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Vienna;Planned;01.- Definition of Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers.- Biological Weapons and Biosecurity Concerns.

- Molecular Biology of Filoviruses and Pathogenesis of Filovirus Infections.;The marburgviruses and ebolaviruses are among the most hazardous pathogens known to mankind.

Since these agents are highly virulent, research progress has been rather slow in comparison to other viruses.After it was revealed that the former Soviet Union has evaluated filoviruses for biological weapons development, interest in defenses against them has been reawakened.This book provides the most extensive bibliography review of filovirus research publication to date with special emphasis on foreign literature that has never been summarized.Every aspect of filovirus research, including their history, epidemiology, clinical picture, pathology, molecular biology, and political aspects are reviewed in detail.;First comprehensive review of the world literature on filovirus research;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-58829-858-4;Daoud;Sayed S.

);Cancer Proteomics;From Bench to Bedside;Cancer Drug Discovery and Development ;;2008;300;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;96,95;103,74;106,65;74,5;169;;;;;;;English;Biomedicine;B11001 Cancer Research ;MJCL;L1403X Proteomics;PSBC;Biomedicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Humana Press;Planned;01.2008;;; Current and emerging mass spectrometry instrumentation and methods for proteomic analyses.- Integration of genomics and proteomics in dissecting p53 signaling.- Proteomic profiling of tyrosine kinases as pharmacological endpoints for targeted cancer therapy.

- Oncoproteomics for personalized management of cancer.- Application of serum and tissue proteomics to understand and detect solid tumors.- Insight on renal cell carcinoma proteome.- Proteomic strategies of therapeutic individualization and target discovery in acute myeloid leukemia.

- New tumor biomarkers: Practical considerations prior to clinical application.- Annotating the human proteome: From establishing a parts list to a tool for target identification.- Regulatory aspects of the oncology drug-diagnostics co-development process by proteomics approach.; This book provides the reader with broad perspectives and breadth of knowledge on current topics related to the use of proteomic strategies in cancer therapy as well as anticipated challenges that may arise from its application in daily practice.The first part begins with the current technologies used in proteomics that allow for protein profiling and for the identification of druggable targets in human samples.Mass spectrometry based protein characterization and protein microarrays hold great promise of predicting response to specific drugs in cancer therapy.The second part deals with the use proteomics in cell signaling.At the present, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries have many potentially useful small molecule inhibitors of many pathways important in cancer that have yet to be taken to clinical trials.

Understanding protein-protein interaction and posttranslational modifications through proteomics will likely make it much more feasible to do effective clinical trials of these small molecules alone and in combinations to overcome drug resistance and improve patient care.

The third part of the book moves from signaling to actual clinical applications of proteomics in cancer therapy.Case studies in may tumor types are provided to show the feasibility of generating the critical information needed to individualization of therapy in cancer patients.The final part of the book provides in depth information on annotating the human proteome and the role of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in regulating the use of proteomics in cancer therapy.To functionally annotate the human proteome, the Swiss Institute for Bioinformatics (SIB) and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EBI) initiated a major effort to distribute to the scientific community highly integrated information on human protein sequences.This initiative, which is called the Human Proteomics Initiative (HPI) aims to provide for each known human protein a wealth of information that include the description of its function, domain and protein family classification, subcellular location, posttranslational modifications, variants and similarities to other proteins.

Integration of bioinformatics into clinical application of proteomics in cancer therapy is outlined as well as regulations and policy of commercial application of proteomics in patient care.; Comprehensive look at the use of proteomic strategies in cancer therapy Covers all the latest technologies used in proteomics Includes in-depth information on the human proteome and the role of the FDA in regulating the use of proteomics The latest research on proteomics and tyrosine kinases p53 signalling and tumor biomarkers Discusses the future uses of proteomics in therapeutic individualization and target discovery;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6392-3;Blum;"H.)";Genetics in Liver Disease;;Falk Symposium Vol.;;final;159,95;171,15;175,95;123;278,5;;;;;;;English;Biomedicine;B12008 Human Genetics ;MFN;H33088 Hepatology ;MJJ;Biomedicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Collected works;Springer Netherlands;Available;;05.

2007;; From the contents List of principal contributors.;; Interdisciplinary symposium bringing together basic science and clinical applications Up-to-date research findings at the highest scientific level;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-58829-822-5;Hospenthal;"Duane R.)";Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Mycoses;;Infectious Disease ;;2008;400;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;76,95;82,34;84,65;59;134;;;;;;;English;Biomedicine;B14000 Immunology;MJCM;H33096 Infectious Diseases;MJCJ;Biomedicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Humana Press;Planned;01.2007;;; Approach to Patients with Suspected Fungal Infections.- Hyalohyphomycosis - Infection due to Hyaline Moulds.- Phaeohyphomycosis - Infection due to Dark (Dematiaceous) Moulds.- Dermatophytosis (Tinea) and other Superficial Fungal Infection.- Subcutaneous Fungal Infection (Chromoblastomycosis, Mycetoma, and Lobomycosis).; Diagnosis and Treatment of Human Mycoses brings together globally recognized mycoses experts to guide readers in the use of current knowledge in the field of medical mycology to manage those who suffer from the mycoses.The volume consists of four parts, with parts I-III providing an overview of diagnostic and therapeutic tools, and part IV presenting the human mycoses.

; Introduces and reviews tools commonly used A practical guide for busy clinicians treating human mycoses Brings together an international team of mycoses experts;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-1-58829-665-8;Sperry;Ann O.);Molecular Motors;Methods and Protocols;Methods in Molecular Biology Vol.392;;2007;252;Hardcover;Book;XII, 252 p.;;final;79,95;85,55;87,95;61,5;139,5;;;;;;;English;Biomedicine;B1700X Molecular Medicine ;MFGC;B12008 Human Genetics ;MFN;Biomedicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Humana Press;In production;25.2007;;; Equilibrium Binding of Proteins to F-Actin.- Analysis of Calcium/Calmodulin Regulation of a Plant Kinesin Using Cosedimentation and ATPase Assays.- In Vitro and In Vivo Analysis of Microtubule Destabilizing Kinesins.

- Approaches to Kinesin-1 Phosphorylation.- Protein Modification to Probe Intra-dynein Interactions and In Vivo Redox State.- Methods to Study the Interactions of the Dynein Light Chains and Intermediate Chains.- Identification of Motor Protein Cargo by Yeast 2-Hybrid And Affinity Approaches.- In Situ Binding Assay to Measure Myosin-1c Interactions with Hair-Cell Proteins.

- Ultrastructural Analysis of Kinesin-related Motor Proteins During Spermatogenesis.- In Vitro Motility System to Study the Role of Motor Proteins in Receptor-Ligand Sorting.- Enrichment and Disassembly of Ectoplasmic Specializations in the Rat Testis.- Single-Molecule Observation of Rotation of F1-ATPase through Micro Beads.- The use of FRET in the Analysis of Motor Protein Structure.

- Structure Determination of the Motor Domain of Yeast Kinesin Kar3 by X-ray Crystallography.- High Resolution Structural Analysis of the Kinesin-Microtubule Complex by Electron Cryo-Microscopy.- Chemical-Genetic Inhibition of Sensitized Mutant Unconventional Myosins.; Molecular motor proteins comprise three protein superfamilies: kinesins, dyneins and myosins.Together, these proteins produce force for movement in an incredibly wide variety of cellular processes including vesicular transport, cell division, nuclear migration, muscle contraction, mechanochemical transduction, among others.

In addition, molecular motors are expressed in both simple eukaryotes and in a tissue specific manner in higher cells.This methods volume explores the extreme functional and structural diversity of molecular motors and presents methods relevant to each motor family.In addition, it describes techniques directed at motors that fall outside of the 3 characterized families (i.This volume is a valuble source for biochemists and molecular biologists as well.; Provides step-by-step instruction Based on the hands-on experience of the authors;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-58829-777-8;Martin;C.);Environmental Genomics;;Methods in Molecular Biology Vol.

;;final;79,95;85,55;87,95;61,5;139,5;;;;;;;English;Biomedicine;B12008 Human Genetics ;MFN;U00009 Environment, general;RN;Biomedicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Humana Press;Planned;01.

2007;;; High-throughput Whole Mount in situ Hybridization of Zebrafish Embryos for Analysis Tissue Specific Gene Expression Changes Following Environmental Perturbation.- Fluorescent RNA Arbitrarily Primed (FRAP) PCR - A New Differential Display Approach to Detect Contaminant-Induced Alterations of Gene Expression In Wildlife Species.- Isolation of O3-response Genes from Arabidopsis thaliana using cDNA Macroarray.- Use of cDNA Macroarrays and Gene Profiling For Detection of Effects by Environmental Toxicants.- Constructing and Screening a cDNA library: Methods for Identification and Characterization of Novel Genes Expressed Under Conditions of Environmental Stress.

- Comparative Molecular Physiological Genomics: Heterologous probing of cDNA arrays.- Proteomic Analysis of Neuroendocrine Peptidergic System Disruption Using the AtT20 Pituitary Cell Line as a Model.- Proteomics Based Method For Risk Assessment of Peroxisome Proliferating Pollutants in the Marine Environment.- Environmental Metabolomics using 1H NMR Spectroscopy.- Restriction Landmark Genome Scanning for the Detection of Mutations.

- Use of the Comet Assay in Environmental Toxicology.- The Micronucleus Assay Determination of Chromosomal Level DNA Damage.- Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) For The Detection of Chromosome Aberrations And Aneuploidy Induced By Environmental Toxicants.- Laboratory Methods for the Detection of Chromosomal Structural Aberrations in Human and Mouse Sperm by Fluorescence in Situ Hybridization (FISH).- Assembling DNA Barcodes: Analytical Protocols.

- Application of Suppressive Subtractive Hybridization to Uncover the Metagenomic Diversity of Environmental Samples.- 16S rRNA Targeted DGGE Fingerprinting Of Microbial Communicities.- An Emulsion PCR-Based Method for Molecular Haplotyping.; The goal of Environmental Genomics is to serve as a manual for an environmental scientist who wishes to embrace genomics to answer environmental questions.The volume is divided into the sections: gene expression profiling, whole genome and chromosome mutation detection, and methods to assay genome diversity and polymorphisms within a particular environment.

The studies presented will reduce the uncertainties associated with environmental risk assessment and provide a systematic framework for determining environmental impact and ensuring human health and the sustainability of natural populations.; Concise protocols to conduct genomic and molecular biology analysis Trouble shooting guide;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-58829-700-6;Marx;"Andreas Marx; Oliver Seitz (Eds.)";Molecular Beacons;Signalling Nucleic Acid Probes, Methods, and Protocols;Methods in Molecular Biology Vol.;;final;79,95;85,55;87,95;61,5;139,5;;;;;;;English;Biomedicine;B12008 Human Genetics ;MFN;C12002 Biotechnology;TCB;Biomedicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Humana Press;Planned;01.2008;;; Basic Principles of Fluorescence and Energy Transfer.- Detection of Salmonella species in foodstuffs.

- Identification of homozygous transgenic mice by genomic real time PCR.- Quantitative analysis of gene expression relative to 18S rRNA in carcinoma samples using the LightCycler instrument and a SYBR GreenI based assay: determining FAT10 mRNA levels in hepatocellular carcinoma.- Absolute quantitation of Feline Leukemia Virus (FeLV) proviral DNA and viral RNA loads by TaqMan ® Real-time PCR and RT-PCR.- Design and Use of Scorpions Fluorescent Signalling Molecules.

- Hybridization Probe Pairs and Single Labeled Probes: An Alternative Approach for Genotyping and Quantification.- EasyBeacons™ for the detection of methylation status of single CpG duplets.- HyBeacon probes for rapid DNA sequence detection and allele discrimination.- SNP Genotyping by Unlabeled Probe Melting Analysis.- Molecular beacons for protein –DNA interaction studies – an overview -.- Modular reporter hairpin ribozymes for analyzing molecular interactions.- Screening of Molecular Interactions using Reporter Hammerhead Ribozymes.

; Significant DNA sequence data has been made availabe by several important genome projects.We clearly live in an exciting era, in which the allocation of functions to a mere string of the four letters in the code of life plays a major if not the predominant role of ongoing and future research.In functional genomics techniques are required that allow to examine the occurrence of gene products (be it RNA or protein material) and their interplay with other gene products, if possible, in real time.For example, it may be necessary to detect dissimilarities in RNA expression between individuals or it may be required to detect pathogenes as rapid as possible.

Progress in functional genomics as well as molecular diagnostics requires the availablity of methods that allow quantitative measurements in almost any environment, if desired even within living cells, with easy to use and inexpensive equipment.Recently, we have witnessed the emergence of powerful nucleic acids based reporter probes that are widely employed in studies ranging from genome diagnostics to basic enzymology.These versatile probes have been designed to signal binding of the probe to the target in homogeneous solution by changes of optical properties, most commonly fluorescence since fluorescence is a quantity that can be measured most conveniently and with high sensitivity by both experienced and first time users.It was perhaps the advent of polymerase chain reaction, enabling the extraction and enrichment of nucleic acid targets from virtually any source, that provided an important stimulus to probe development.It was soon recognized that probes can report the presence of target nucleic acids, for example, by using hybridization as a means to induce changes of the distance between two communicating chromophores.

In the mid 90ties a seminal paper introduced new structured probe molecules and a new term, Molecular Beacons, which layed emphasis on one of the preferred properties that is positive signaling wherein formation of the probe-target complex results in increases of fluorescence rather than decreases.The conceptual elegance served as invaluable inspiration to chemists, physicists and biologists in the field.While originally being used for fluorogenic nucleic acid probes with a stem-loop structure, molecular beacon now refers to a whole family of fluorescence-up probes.Positive signaling probes find numerous applications in modern life sciences e.in rapid nucleic acids diagnostics, gene expression analysis, basic enzymology up to the development of setups for drug screening purposes.This book provides no comprehensive overview.It rather intends to show a diverse set of instructive examples, from probe design to applications in clinical settings, guided by experts in the field who provide easy-to-follow experimentals.The book commences with an introduction to the basic principles of fluorescence written by Larry Morrison.It is continued with a section describing applications of fluorogenic probes in real-time PCR, which currently is the gold standard for quantitative DNA and RNA analysis.

Five studies, the multiplex detection of mutations in a bacterial gene that confer resistance to antibiotics (David Perlin), the detection of Salmonella pathogenes in foodstuff (Arvind Bhagwat), the identification of transgenic mice (Gunter Schmidtke), the gene expression analysis in carcinoma samples (Sebastian Lukasiak) and the absolute quantitation of viral RNA in cats (Regina Hofmann-Lehmann) are testimony to the usefulness of fluorogenic probe technologies.Thomas Schmittgen extends the potential of realtime PCR by showing high throughput profiling of the expression of microRNA precursors as a more accurate alternative to microarry based profiling.Two contributions advocate simplifications of the probe technologies.David Whitcombe shows that the primer of a PCR reaction and the probe can be combined in one, the Scorpion primer.Thomas Froehlich’s and Oliver Geulen’s work indicates that single labeled probes can be used as an alternative to traditional dual labeled probes.

This theme is carried to the section on innovative probe technologies.Ulf Christensen presents a new simplified molecular beacon design, EasyBeacons, and demonstrates the utility in DNA methylation profiling.The chemical reaction between two probe molecules, termed Quenched Autoligation (QUAL) probes by Eric Kool, is the basis of a RNA-detection method that functions even within living cells.Two contribitions (HyBeacons presented by David French and FIT-Probes introduced by Oliver Seitz) suggest the incorporation of single smart chromophores to omit the need for two interacting fluorescence labels and to increase the responsiveness towards single base mutations in realtime PCR analysis.An article by Carl Wittwer shows that further simplification and improvement of the cost-effectiveness is feasible by using unlabeled probes and high performance DNA stains in asymmetric realtime PCR.

The final section of the book is dedicated to fluorogenic nucleic acid probes that can be used for the detection and characterization of non-nucleic acid targets.Weihong Tan demonstrates that molecular beacons are not limited to the detection of nucleic acids but can also be used to report on DNA-protein interactions.Daniel Summerer shows how molecular beacon technology can be fashioned into a new tool that facilitates the molecular enzymology of DNA-polymerases.Increasing the sensitivity by signal amplification is the aim of Najafi-Shoushtari and Michael Famulok, who show that nucleic acid targets can control the conversion of fluorogenic substrates by ribozymes.This principle also allows the fashioning of catalytic RNA-based reporters of RNA-protein interactions as described by J rg Hartig and Michael Famulok.

; Shows a diverse set of instructive examples from probe design to applications in clinical settings guided by experts in the field who provide easy to follow experiments The book commences with an introduction to the basic principles of fluorescence Extends the potential of realtime PCR Contributions advocate simplifications of the probe technologies Presents a new simplified molecular beacon design EasyBeacons and demonstrates the utility in DNA methylation profiling;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6310-7;Hooper;"Nigel M.)";Intramembrane-Cleaving Proteases (I-CLiPs);;Proteases in Biology and Disease Vol.;;final;119,95;128,35;131,95;92,5;209;;;;;;;English;Biomedicine;B18006 Neurosciences ;PSAN;L16008 Cell Biology;PSF;Biomedicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.

- 4: Rhomboid Intramembrane Serine Proteases.

- 5: Proteases Of The Rhomboid Family In The Yeast Saccharomyces Cerevisiae.- 6: y-Secretase And Alzheimer’s Disease.- 7: y-Secretase Mediated Proteolysis: At The Cutting Edge Of Notch Signaling.; In recent years a growing number of proteases have been identified that catalyse peptide bond hydrolysis in the plane of the cellular membrane.

These so-called ‘intramembrane-cleaving proteases’ (I-CLiPs) are involved in a diverse range of cellular processes, including cell regulation, signalling, quorum sensing, protein processing, lipid metabolism and the unfolded protein response.Some I-CLiPs play critical roles in diseases such as Alzheimer’s and viral infection.The authors, who are all world leaders in this exciting field of cell biology, provide an overview of the various proteases including recent data derived from the structural determination of some of the I-CliPs, and discuss the various roles that these proteases play in biology and disease.The aim of this book is to provide an update on this emerging group of unusual but important proteases for both the specialist and those with a broader interest in proteases.

Amongst the target audience will be protease researchers, enzymologists, those working in academia and the pharmaceutical industry on biological processes and diseases involving I-CLiPs.

; First book to deal with this emerging group of proteases Comprehensive review of the current state of research on I-CLiPs Contributions by authors recognised as leaders in their fields Easy to read descriptive text Fully referenced;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-0-387-72560-4;Schacht;"Jochen Schacht; Arthur N.)";Auditory Trauma, Protection and Repair;;Springer Handbook of Auditory Research Vol.;;approx;99,35;106,3;109,29;76,5;163;;;;;;;English;Biomedicine;B18006 Neurosciences ;PSAN;H46007 Otorhinolaryngology;MJP;Biomedicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer-Verlag US;Planned;01.- Central Consequences of Cochlear Trauma.- Homeostatic Disorders and Meniere’s Disease.; The past decade has brought great advances in our understanding of the mechanisms underlying auditory pathologies.Molecular biology and genetics have primarily contributed to this enhanced understanding, which in turn has driven the design of novel rational therapeutic interventions.This volume presents recent developments in research and their potential translation to the clinical setting.The volume addresses the major entities of peripheral auditory trauma, discusses the underlying mechanisms, the central nervous system consequences, protective interventions and finally explores the possibilities to restore cochlear morphology and function.

; Brings together the basic and clinical sciences very nicely in that while most chapters are written by basic scientists, each topic has a pretty direct clinical application or implication;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6190-5;Carafoli;"Ernesto Carafoli; Marisa Brini (Eds.)";Calcium Signalling and Disease;Molcular pathology of calcium;Subcellular Biochemistry Vol.;;final;199,95;213,95;219,95;154;348,5;;;;;;;English;Biomedicine;B12008 Human Genetics ;MFN;B1700X Molecular Medicine ;MFGC;Biomedicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.

- Guanylate cyclase activating proteins and retina disease.- Pathalogies involving the S100 proteins and RAGE.- The calcium-sensing receptor: physiology, pathophysiology and CaR-based therapeutics.- Physiological roles of the Ca2+/CaM-dependant protein kinase cascade in health and disease.- Diseases associated with altered ryanodine receptor activity.- Inositol 1,4,5-tripshosphate receptor, calcium signalling and Huntington’s disease.- The plasma membrane calcium ATPase and disease.

- Diseases involving the Golgi calcium pump.- Calcium signalling and cancer cell growth.- Calcium misregulation and the pathogenesis of muscolar dystrophy.- Calcium and cell death: the mitochondrial connection.

- Role of calcium in the pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease and transgenic models.- Calcium signalling and calcium transport in bone disease.; This topic is a new entry in the area of cellular calcium signaling: yet, it now spans the entire area, with discoveries that cover both genetic and acquired pathologies, even offering glimpses in the direction of therapy.Cellular calcium homeostasis, and thus calcium signalling, is mainly regulated by membrane intrinsic proteins and calcium sensor proteins.

Both classes may be involved in pathological processes that affect both human and animals, ranging from common and important diseases (e.migraine, diabetes, epilepsia, manic depression, infertility, various types of cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, muscular dystrophy) to rare genetic conditions (e., a number of genetic heart conditions, autoimmune retinopathies, night blindness, hereditary amyloid polyneuropathy, malignant hyperthermia, cerebellar ataxia, atherothrombotic disease).

Clearly, the topic has now become not only very large, but also very stimulating.Its extensive critical coverage is likely to eventually stimulate fruitful interdisciplinary discussions.; First book of this type New, powerfully emerging topic Interdisciplinary book, from biochemistry to clinics;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-70995-4;Vogel;Hans G.);Drug Discovery and Evaluation;Pharmacological Assays;;3rd ed.

;X;final;599;712,81;718,8;461;1096;479;570,01;574,8;31.2008;368,5;876,5;English;Biomedicine;B21007 Pharmacology/Toxicology ;MMG;F00008 Pharmacy;MQP;Biomedicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Handbook;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Planned;01.2007;;Distribution rights for India: Current Technical Literature, CTL, Mumbai, India;;; Updated to include the latest methods in molecular biology and genetic engineering Practical guide for testing and evaluating the pharmacological effects of potential new drugs Includes legal regulations of animal experiments Fully searchable CD-ROM included More than 1000 assays in an easy-to-use and uniform format;9 ;Research and Development;E-book ;978-0-387-73022-6;Farooqui;"Akhlaq Farooqui; Wei-Yi Ong; Lloyd Horrocks";Neurochemical Aspects of Excitotoxicity;;;;2008;400;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;114,95;123;126,45;88,5;200,5;;;;;;;English;Biomedicine;B18006 Neurosciences ;PSAN;H36001 Neurology ;MJN;Biomedicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag New York;Planned;01.- Excitatory Amino Acid Receptors in Brain.- Multiplicity of Glutamate Receptors in Brain.

- Glutamate Transporters and their Role in Brain.- Excitatory Amino Acid Receptors and their Association with Neural Membrane Glycerophospholipid Metabolism.- Glutamate Receptors and their Association with Other Neurochemical Parameters in Excitotoxicity.- Possible Mechanisms of Neural Injury Caused by Glutamate and its Receptors.- Glutamate Receptors and Neurological Disorders.

- Endogenous Antioxidant Mechanisms and Glutamate Neurotoxicity.- Glutamate Receptor Antagonists and the Treatment of Neurological Disorders.- Future Perspectives: New Strategies for Antagonism of Excitotoxicity, Oxidative Stress and Neuroinflammation in Neurodegenerative Diseases.; In the past decade, our understanding of the biochemistry, molecular biology, and neuropathology of the glutamate transporters and receptors has exploded.

It is becoming increasingly evident that molecular mechanisms, which govern the transfer of the death signal from the neural cell surface to the nucleus, depend on lipid mediators and on cross talk among excitotoxicity, oxidative stress, and neuroinflammation, and that interactions among these three processes play a major role in neuronal cell death during acute neural trauma and neurodegenerative disease.These processes may be primary initiating points in neurodegeneration or they may be the end result of the neurodegenerative process itself.Neurochemical Aspects of Excitotoxicity provides extensive insight into glutamate transporters and receptors, including their role in the brain with other neurochemical parameters in excitotoxicity, and possible treatments.This book will be of interest scientists already working in the field of excitotoxicity who are interested in gaining a broader understanding of this complicated subject area, as well as graduate students and neurologists who are curious about a common cause of neuronal injury and neurological disorders.; Presents readers with a coherent overview of cutting edge information on glutamate metabolism in brain Examines the role of glutamate transporters and the involvement of glutamate receptors in the pathogenesis of acute neural trauma and neurodegenerative diseases Includes information on the treatment of these diseases with endogenous and exogenous antioxidants and glutamate receptor antagonists ;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-0-387-73608-2;Dudek;Serena Dudek (Ed.

);Transcriptional Regulation by Neuronal Activity;To the Nucleus and Back;;;2008;436;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;114,95;123;126,45;88,5;200,5;;;;;;;English;Biomedicine;B18006 Neurosciences ;PSAN;H36001 Neurology ;MJN;Biomedicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer-Verlag US;Planned;01.

- Transcriptional Regulation of Activity-Dependent Genes by Birdsong.- Transcriptional Regulation of the Tbr1-CASK-CINAP Protein Complex in Response to Neuronal Activity.

- Intracellular Calcium Waves Transmit Synaptic Information to the Nucleus in Hippocampal Pyramidal Neurons.- Role of Action Potentials in Regulating Gene Transcription: Relevance to LTP.- L-type Channel Regulation of Gene Expression.- CREB-Dependent Transcription and Synaptic Plasticity.- Activity-Dependent Regulation of Brain-derived neurotrophic factor Transcription.

- Role of Signal-responsive Class IIa Histone Deacetylases in Regulating Neuronal Activity-dependent Gene Expression.- NFAT-Dependent Gene Expression in the Nervous System: A Critical Mediator of Neurotrophin-Induced Plasticity.- Activity-Dependent Bigenomic Transcriptional Regulation of Cytochrome c Oxidase in Neurons.- Not Just for Muscle Anymore: Activity and Calcium Regulation of MEF2-Dependent Transcription in Neuronal Survival and Differentiation.- Synaptic Growth and Transcriptional Regulation in Drosophila.

- MMP-9/TIMP-1 extracellular proteolytic system as AP-1 target in response to neuronal activity.- Activity-dependent Gene Transcription in Neurons: Defining the Plasticity Transcriptome.- Transcriptional Mechanisms Underlying the Mammalian Circadian Clock.- Intersecting Genetics with Lifestyle: the Role of Exercise and Diet in Synaptic Plasticity and Cognitive Enhancement.- CREB Responsive Transcription and Memory Formation.

- Dynamic Transcription of the Immediate-Early Gene Arc in Hippocampal Neuronal Networks: Insights into the Molecular and Cellular Bases of Memory Formation.; Regulation of gene transcription by neuronal activity is evident in a large number of neuronal processes ranging from neural development and refinement of neuronal connections to learning and response to injury.In the field of activity-dependent gene expression, rapid progress is being made that can impact these, and many other areas of neuroscience.The major aim of Transcriptional Regulation by Neuronal Activity: To the Nucleus and Back is to illustrate key advances in the field – specifically how signals are transmitted to the nucleus in response to neuronal activity, what genes are activated and how this is achieved, and how these changes in gene expression alter neuronal function.

; Comprehensive chapters give readers an up-to-date picture of the field Covers a variety of methods and topics, including signal initiation and transduction to the nucleus and possible functions of the activity-regulated genes Focuses on the rapidly-evolving area of activity regulation of gene transcription;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-0-387-70908-6;Barranger;"John A.)";Lysosomal Storage Disorders;;;;2007;350;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;114,95;123;126,45;88,5;200,5;;;;;;;English;Biomedicine;B12008 Human Genetics ;MFN;H63000 Epidemiology;MBNS;Biomedicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer-Verlag US;Planned;01.

2007;;;" From Lysosomes to Storage Diseases and Back: A Personal Reminiscence.- The Concept of Treatment in Lysosomal Storage Diseases.- Setting Back the Clock: Adenoviral-Mediated Gene Therapy for Lysosomal Storage Disorders.- Adeno-Associated Viral-Mediated Gene Therapy of Lysosomal Storage Disorders.- Herpes Simplex Virus Vectors for Gene Therapy of Lysomal Storage Disorders.

- Gene Therapy of Lysosomal Storage Disorders by Lentiviral Vectors.- Newborn Screening for Lysosomal Storage Disorders.- Genetic Counseling for Lysosomal Storage Diseases.- Neural Stem Cell Therapy in Lysosomal Storage Disorders.

- Acid Sphingomyelinase-Deficient Niemann-Pick Disease.- Krabbe Disease (Globoid Cell Leukodystrophy).

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- Gaucher Disease: Review and Perspectives on Treatment.- Therapeutic Goals in the Treatment of Gaucher Disease.- The Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses: Clinical Features and Molecular Basis of Disease   daily 0.9 https://xlphp.org/thesis-proposal/best-websites-to-order-custom-accounting-thesis-proposal-writing-us-letter-size-120-pages-33000-words-quality 2017-12-15   2017-12-15 daily 0.9 https://xlphp.org/report/best-websites-to-buy-biotechnology-report-american-undergrad-yrs-3-4-platinum 2017-12-15 daily 0.9  .- The Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses: Clinical Features and Molecular Basis of Disease.

- Sanfilippo Syndrome: Clinical Genetic Diagnosis and Therapies.- Mucopolysaccharidosis IV (Morquio Syndrome; MPS IV).- Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI (MPS VI, Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome) myplacehost.net/paper.php 2017-12-15 daily 0.9 myplacehost.net/paper/imaging-systems-and-technology.php 2017-12-15 daily 0.9 myplacehost.net/case-study/best-websites-to-write-zoology-case-study-american-single-spaced-84-pages-23100-words 2017-12-15 daily 0.9 myplacehost.net/case-study.php 2017-12-15  .- Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VI (MPS VI, Maroteaux-Lamy Syndrome).- Mucopolysaccharidosis Type VII (Sly Disease): Clinical, Genetic Diagnosis and Therapies.

- Pompe Disease-Glycogenosis Type II: Acid Maltase Deficiency.- Lysosomal Free Sialic Acid Storage Disorders: Salla Disease and ISSD."; The knowledge of lysosomal biology and the consequences of its dysfunction have increased dramatically in the past 60 years.

Research of these disorders has moved from diseases with unknown etiology to disorders with clear and defined pathophysiology and some of them have benefited from the development of disease specific therapeutics.Lysosomal Biology and Storage Disorders describes the nature of the diseases, the historical evolution of the field and future perspectives for the treatment of these clinical entities.Organized as a textbook, Lysosomal Biology and Storage Disorders describes the nature of lysosomal dysfunction, the synthesis and targeting of lysosomal enzymes and the implications of the targeting mechanisms for the development of new therapies.Disease specific chapters provide thorough reviews of the clinical features of lysosomal storage disorders, their molecular basis and the commercial or experimental therapeutic approaches sought in this area.; Describes the nature of the lysosomal dysfunction and diseases as well as potential future treatments and therapies Provides the historical evolution of the field Organized as a textbook with disease-specific chapters Invaluable resource for researchers in biochemical and molecular genetics, enzyme therapy, and gene transfer;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-0-387-49311-4;Knudson;Duane Knudson;Fundamentals of Biomechanics;;;2nd ed.

;2007;356;Hardcover;Book with CD-ROM;XII, 356 p.;;final;69,95;74,85;76,95;49,5;122;;;;;;;English;Biomedicine;B13004 Human Physiology ;MFG;T2700X Biomedical Engineering;MQW;Biomedicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Graduate/Advanced undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag US;Available;;05.2007;; Introduction to Biomechanics of Human Movement.- Fundamentals of Biomechanics and Qualitative Analysis.- Anatomical Description and Its Limitations.- Mechanics of the Musculoskeletal System.- Applying Biomechanics in Physical Education.- Applying Biomechanics in Strength and Conditioning.- Applying Biomechanics in Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation.;" Fundamentals of Biomechanics, 2nd edition, presents a clear, conceptual approach to understanding biomechanics within the context of the qualitative analysis of human movement.The philosophy is to blend up-to-date biomechanical knowledge (with extensive referencing for student study) with professional application knowledge.This true application of biomechanics in real-world settings is missing in previous biomechanics texts.

The text provides real-world examples of the application of biomechanics several ways.Like other texts, human movement examples and problems are discussed to help teach biomechanical variables and concepts.This text, however, goes beyond this physics class with sport example approach.First, nine principles of biomechanics are developed throughout the book to link theoretical knowledge with practical/professional principles and application.These nine generic application principles are based on the laws and concepts of biomechanics, so they can be applied to all human movements.

There principles help PETE majors address standard 2 on applying movement concepts and principles in physical education (NASPE, 1995).Most biomechanics texts that have tried to develop principles for application have created many specific observations about many categories of human movement, so students tend to get lost.Second, the last section of the book develops the application of biomechanics in qualitative analysis of several movements in four professional areas: physical education, coaching, strength & conditioning, and sports medicine.These guided tours of the application of biomechanics to solve human movement problems are similar to the extensive interdisciplinary qualitative analysis tutorials in Knudson & Morrison (2002).

"; Nine principles of biomechanics that are developed throughout the text.

These principles provide an applied structure for biomechanical concepts, and the application of each principle is fully explored in several chapters The text continues the traditional approach of providing many human movement examples as biomechanical concepts are presented Practical application boxes that highlight in-depth discussions of applications of biomechanics Activity boxes that allow students to see or feel the effect of biomechanical concepts on human movement Interdisciplinary issues boxes that show how biomechanics is integrated with other sport sciences in solving human movement problems.These features provide real-world examples and emphasize how biomechanics is integrated with the other subdisciplines of kinesiology to contribute to qualitative analysis of human movement Key terms are bolded and defined in the text CD-ROM with Review Questions + Answers per chapter and Lab Activities per Chapter;9 ;Students;Standard (0) ;978-0-387-72174-3;Schmerler;Susan Schmerler;Lessons Learned;Risk Management Issues in Genetic Counseling;;;2008;180;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;49,95;53,45;54,95;38,5;87;;;;;;;English;Biomedicine;B12008 Human Genetics ;MFN;Y16000 Health Psychology;MBNH9;Biomedicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag New York;Planned;01.

- Introduction to Elements of Malpractice.- Establishing A Professional Relationship.- Dos and Don’ts of Proper Documentation.- Failure To Follow Policies And Procedures.- Lessons Learned: Advice From Experience.A lawsuit is an assault on one’s self-image, reputation, and livelihood.It is physically, mentally, and financially draining.Professionals get sued because an individual believes she has been harmed or thinks there is enough evidence to convince a jury that she has been harmed.

An accusation of harm can be expressed in different legal terms, such as breach of contract or negligence.The profession of genetic counseling has developed within the field of medicine, so that a medical model usually applies.Therefore, a formal complaint by a patient about a genetic counselor would come under the laws that apply to medicine as opposed to business.Most commonly, these complaints take the form of a malpractice lawsuit that claims malpractice or negligence.The purpose of this book is (1) to provide genetic counselors with varying levels of experience and expertise with heightened awareness of the sources and processes of the law as it can affect their practice; (2) to offer them strategies for minimizing the potential for their being named in a lawsuit; and (3) to provide guidance for the management of current and emerging situations.

The book discusses the day-to-day practices of genetic counselors and identifies areas in which possible causes of liability can be found.It looks closely at a negligence lawsuit as it would concern a genetic counselor, so that readers may learn where the potholes lurk and how to avoid them."; Author has training and experience in both genetic counseling and law, serving as an expert witness in a malpractice case brought against a genetic counselor Only book specifically addressing genetic counseling, as opposed to general healthcare risk management Includes summaries for convenient reference, important court cases, and an appendix of relevant documents;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-3-540-73650-9;Olsson;Lisbeth Olsson (Ed.);Biofuels;;Advances in Biochemical Engineering / Biotechnology Vol.

;;final;259;277,13;284,9;199;451;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C12002 Biotechnology;TCB;C27000 Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering;TDC;Chemistry;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Reviews;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;11.

Olsson: Fueling Industrial Biotechnology Growth with Bioethanol.Zacchi: Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Materials for Efficient Bioethanol Production.Saddler: Substrate Pretreatment: The Key to Effective Enzymatic Hydrolysis of Lignocellulosics?- S.Cherry: Progress and Challenges in Enzyme Development of Biomass Utilization.Siika-aho: Thermostable Enzymes in Lignocellulose Hydrolysis.Gorwa-Grauslund: Metabolic Engineering for Pentose Utilization in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.Pronk: Development of Efficient Xylose Fermentation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae: Xylose Isomerase as a Key Component.McBride: Consolidated Bioprocessing for Bioethanol Production Using Saccharomyces cerevisiae.Ingram: Development of Ethanologenic Bacteria.Lawford: Zymomonas mobilis for Fuel Ethanol and Higher Value Products.Westermann: Coproduction of Bioethanol with Other Biofuels.Zacchi: Process Engineering Economics of Bioethanol Production.Mabee: Policy Options to Support Biofuel Production.;; Covers trends in modern biotechnology All aspects of this interdisciplinary technology, where knowledge, methods and expertise are required from chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, chemical engineering and computer science, are treated More information as well as the electronic version available at ;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-7643-7498-3;Britton;"George Britton; Synnove Liaaen-Jensen; Hanspeter Pfander (Eds.

)";Carotenoids Volume 4: Natural Functions;;Carotenoids Vol.;;final;89,9;96,19;98,89;69;159;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C00004 Chemistry/Food Science, general ;PN;C19007 Organic Chemistry;PNN;Chemistry;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Birkh user Basel;Planned;01.

2007;;; Part A: Fundamental properties of carotenoids.- Photochemistry: cations and cation radicals absorbing above 600 nm.- Part B: Functions of intact carotenoids.- Part C: Formation and functions of carotenoid metabolites/breakdown products.; The Carotenoids book series provides an introduction to the fundamental chemistry, detailed accounts of the basic methods used in carotenoid research, and critical discussions of the biochemistry, functions and applications of carotenoids.

Part 1 discusses the fundamental properties on which the biological functions and effects of carotenoids, including effects on human health, depend.Part 2 describes important natural functions of carotenoids in all kinds of living organisms, covering diverse roles such as colour, photosynthesis, photoprotection, and the formation and actions of carotenoid metabolites.Buch /Science Book (WI) ;978-3-7643-7500-3;Britton;"George Britton; Synnove Liaaen-Jensen; Hanspeter Pfander (Eds.

)";Carotenoids Volume 5: Nutrition and Health;;Carotenoids Vol.;;final;89,9;96,19;98,89;69;159;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C00004 Chemistry/Food Science, general ;PN;C15001 Food Science ;TDCT;Chemistry;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Birkh user Basel;Planned;01.2007;;; Part A: Nutrition: Dietary sources.- Beta, beta-Carotene et al as provitamin A.- Part B: Carotenoids and health: practical approaches.

- Studies of antioxidant and prooxidant effects.- Part C: Carotenoids against disease: Cancer.- Overall evaluation of carotenoids in nutrition and health.; The Carotenoids book series provides an introduction to the fundamental chemistry, detailed accounts of the basic methods used in carotenoid research, and critical discussions of the biochemistry, functions and applications of carotenoids.

Part 1 on nutrition covers carotenoids as dietary sources and supplements and their bioavailability.Part 2 discusses actions of carotenoids and practical approaches that are beneficial to human health, like epidemiology and intervention trials, in vitro studies and studies of anti-oxidant and pro-oxidant effects.Part 3 describes protective effects of carotenoids against diseases, like cancer, Coronary Heart Disease, eye and skin diseases, and effects on the immune system.; Biological aspects of Carotenoids are covered Use of carotenoids against diseases is discussed (e.

Cancer, Coronary Heart Disease, eye and skin diseases, immunological diseases) To be used in conjunction with the Carotenoids book series and the Carotenoids Handbook;9 ;Science;Wissensch.Buch /Science Book (WI) ;978-3-540-73455-0;Lipavsk ;"Pavel Lipavsk ; Jan Kola ek; Klaus Morawetz; Ernst Helmut Brandt; Tzong-Jer Yang";Bernoulli Potential in Superconductors;How the Electrostatic Field Helps to Understand Superconductivity;Lecture Notes in Physics Vol.;;final;79,95;85,55;87,95;61,5;139,5;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C32020 Optical and Electronic Materials;TJFD;P25005 Condensed Matter;PHFC;Materials Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;18.2007;;; History of the Bernoulli potential.- Lattice deformations caused by electric forces.; The motion of electrons in superconductors seems to defy our imagination based on daily experience with Newtonian mechanics.

This book shows that the classical concepts, such as the balance of forces acting on electrons, are useful for understanding superconductivity.The electrostatic field plays a natural part in this balance as it mediates forces between electrons at long distances.Due to its classical interpretation, the theory presented in this book is suitable for introductory courses.; Deals with the theory of motion of electrons in superconductors Presents the related theoretical concepts in textbook-like explanations Serves both as a reference for researchers and a text for graduate students;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-58829-377-0;Day;"John G.)";Cryopreservation and Freeze-Drying Protocols;;Methods in Molecular Biology Vol.;;final;76,95;82,34;84,65;59;134;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C32030 Biomaterials;TGM;L16008 Cell Biology;PSF;Materials Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Humana Press;Available;;06.

2007;;Long-term ex situ conservation of Biological Resources and the role of Biological Resource Centres.- Vacuum-drying and Cryopreservation of Prokaryotes.- Freeze-drying Fungi using a Shelf-freeze-drier.- Cryopreservation and Freeze-drying of Fungi employing Centrifugal and Shelf Freeze-drying.

- Cryopreservation of Microalgae and Cyanobacteria.- Cryopreservation of Plant Cell Suspensions.- Cryopreservation of Shoot-tips and Meristems.- Cryopreservation of Desiccation Tolerant Seeds.- Cryopreservation of Animal and Human Cell Lines.- Cryopreservation of Haematopoietic Stem/Progenitor Cells for Therapeutic Use.- Cryopreservation of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Lines.

- Cryopreservation of Primary Animal Cell Cultures.

- Cryopreservation of Red Blood Cells and Platelets.; Cryopreservation and Freeze-Drying Protocols: Second Edition is a compilation of robust, reproducible techniques for the conservation of a wide range of biological materials.

This widely expanded second edition includes novel approaches and protocols for biological materials that were not preservable when the first edition was published in 1995.This volume begins with a discussion of long term ex situ conservation of biological resources, the role of biological resource centers, and fundamental principles of freeze-drying and cryopreservation.Each chapter focuses on the preservation of specific biological materials, including proteins, mircroorganisms, cell lines, and multicellular structures.Detailed descriptions of materials required and stepwise protocols are presented for each preservation method, along with explanatory notes that highlight key technical issues.The troubleshooting and background notes provided for each protocol enhance this practical and reliable resource for the conservation and sustainable use of biological resources.

; Background and explanatory notes for each protocol Methods for lyophilization of proteins Cutting-edge methods for conservation and sustainable use of resources New and novel techniques for preserving biological materials;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73605-9;Wong;"Basil T.Meng ";Thermal Transport for Applications in Nanomachining;;Microtechnology and MEMS ;;2008;270;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;approx;119,95;128,35;131,95;92,5;209;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C32040 Nanotechnology;TBN;T24027 Electronics and Microelectronics, Instrumentation;TJF;Materials Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;01.Modeling of Transport Equations via MCM.Two-Temperature Model for Nanomachining.Further Advances in Nanomachining Modling.Parallel Computations for Nanomachining.; Nanotechnology remains one of the most active and intriguing research and development areas and the importance of novel devices and systems engineered at the nanoscale is steadily increasing.This book addresses the significant role played by thermal transport in all types of machining processes, considering the various time and length scales relevant from the macro-scale to the nanoscale levels.

In particular, it reviews and highlights of thermal transport theories related to 'nanomachining,' a term loosely defined as the ability to shape, form, or build new structures at the nanoscale (1-100 nm).Beginning with an overview of nanomachining, the monograph introduces the relevant concepts from solid-state physics, thermodynamics, and lattice structures.Attention is then given to the modelling of thermal transport at the nanoscale, including electron-beam propagation, the electronic thermal conduction, and the phonon transport.Simulations of different processes relevant to nanomachining are described in detail.

The final chapter of the monograph summarizes the important points and discusses directions for future work to improve the modelling of nanomachining.

; Covers the basics and applications of thermal transport in micro- and nanodevices Integrates physics and technology of thermal processes on the microscopic level Reference work for researchers, electrical engineers and graduate students alike;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6501-9;Miles;"R.)";Terahertz Frequency Detection and Identification of Materials and Objects;;NATO Science for Peace and Security Series ;;2008;363;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;159,95;171,15;175,95;123;278,5;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C32070 Characterization and Evaluation of Materials;TGMT;T12002 Physics and Applied Physics in Engineering;PHV;Materials Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.

2007;;; From the contents Organizing Committee.- Theme 5: Applied Terahertz Science: The Technology of the Future, and Always Will Be?.; Terahertz frequency sensing has a unique part to play in the detection and identification of materials and objects.This frequency range, corresponding to a wavelength of around 0.

1 mm, can be used to identify materials from their molecular spectra and to produce images of concealed objects.Terahertz spectra of drugs of abuse and explosives presented by a number of the contributing authors show that the presence of these materials can be detected in envelopes, packages and through clothing.The technology of terahertz detection has largely been developed around expensive and bulky femtosecond laser systems but, as described in this book, advances in semiconductor superlattice technology are leading to compact “electronic” sources such as the quantum cascade laser, two-terminal “Gunn” type oscillators and even a THz frequency amplifier.These advances towards electronic (as opposed to optical) THz systems mean that the technology will become portable and much less costly.Terahertz remote sensing is also discussed with the possibility of detection over distances of up to 30m using existing technology or even through the use THz waves generated locally in the vicinity of a target using only air as the transducer.

This book contains contributions from world leaders in terahertz science and technology and is complemented by comments and assessments from industry and security experts.; Comprehensive discussion on terahertz sensing for security purposes State-of-the art chapters on terahertz devices State-of-the art chapters on terahertz systems Expert opinions on the possibilities and practicalities of terahertz sensing;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6524-8;Pluvinage;"Guy Pluvinage; Mohamed Hamdy Elwany (Eds.)";Safety, Reliability and Risks Associated with Water, Oil and Gas Pipelines;;NATO Science for Peace and Security Series ;;2008;350;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;159,95;171,15;175,95;123;278,5;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C32000 Materials Science;TGM;T17004 Mechanical Engineering;TGB;Materials Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.

- General Approaches of Pipeline Defect Assessment.- Application of Sintap to the Failure Assessment of a Gas Pipes.-Interaction between Material Properties, Inspection Accuracy and Defect Acceptance Levels in Strain Based Pipeline Design.

- Failure of Cylindrical Shells: Numerical and Experimental Study.- Leak Detection by Using the Impedance Method.- Corrosion Fatigue Cracking and Failure Risk Assessment of Pipelines.- Initiation of Stress Corrosion Cracking and Hydrogen Induced Crackin in Oil and Gas Line-Pipe Steels.- Failure Analysis of Polyethylene Gas Pipes.

- Stable and Unstable Crack Growth in Pipes.- Some Insights into the Fatigue Crack Propagation in Tubes under Internal Pressure – Proposition of Predicting Models.- Hydrogen Effect on Fatigue Life of a Pipe Steel.- The Experience on Safety, Reliability and Risk Assessment of Some Ukrainian, Russian and Latvian Transite Pipe Lines.

- Reliability Assessment of Pipelines Using Phimeca Software.

- On a New Software Project for Welding Simulations of Pipes (Fabrications, Repairs…) and for the Evaluation of Fatigue Behavior of Pipes in Service.- Welded Penstock, Produced of High Strength Steel and Application of Fracture Mechanics Parameters to Structural Integrity Assessment.- The Thermal and Mechanical Behavior of a Joint Pipe System Calculated by Finite Element Method.- Degradation of the Physical and Mechanical Properties of Pipeline Material Depending on Exploitation Term.- Deformation Characteristics of Carbon Steels under High Temperatures.

- Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Repairing a Cracked Pressure Pipe with a Composite Sleeve.- Review of Gas Transmission Pipeline Repair Methods.; Pipes are of major importance for transport of liquids and gas mainly for water, natural gas and oil.The total length of gas pipes in the world is estimated at one million kilometres for gas transport (pipes with a diameter of 80 to 1000 mm).Pipelines remain the least expensive transcontinental means of transport compared to rail-bound or terrestrial transport.

It has become increasingly paramount to ensure the safe utilisation of such plant in order to prevent economical, social and ecological losses.From a technical point of view, pipelines are complicated three dimensional structures that include straight pipes, nozzles, pipe-bends, dissimilar welded joints, etc.In addition, their operating conditions can be quite severe, that is, internal pressure and cyclic loading (vibration) combined with the influence of internal and external corrosive environments., corrosion defects, gouge, foreign object scratches, and pipeline erection activities are major failure reasons of gas pipelines.All these types of defects and associated failure are described.Leak and fracture of pipes is assumed to be done by initiation and propagation of defect and final failure when defect has reached a critical length.In this book, the three two major defect assessment tools for pipes are presented : i) the failure assessment diagram and particularly the SINTAP procedure, ii) limit analysis, iii) strain design approach Methods of defect repair are based on investigation findings.Methods such as welded sleeve, repair clamp composite sleeve, grinding, pipe replacement are described.

; No English language book in this particular field Description of very recent methods for pipe defect assessment such as notch fracture mechanics and critical gross strain Special chapter devoted to pipe repair Contributions of the major world specialists in this field Multimaterials approach (steels, polymers, composite);9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6502-6;Miles;"R.)";Terahertz Frequency Detection and Identification of Materials and Objects;;NATO Science for Peace and Security Series ;;2008;373;Softcover;Book;VIII, 373 p.;;final;69,95;74,85;76,95;54;122;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C32070 Characterization and Evaluation of Materials;TGMT;T12002 Physics and Applied Physics in Engineering;PHV;Materials Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.2007;;; From the contents Organizing Committee.- Theme 5: Applied Terahertz Science: The Technology of the Future, and Always Will Be?.; Terahertz frequency sensing has a unique part to play in the detection and identification of materials and objects.This frequency range, corresponding to a wavelength of around 0.1 mm, can be used to identify materials from their molecular spectra and to produce images of concealed objects.

Terahertz spectra of drugs of abuse and explosives presented by a number of the contributing authors show that the presence of these materials can be detected in envelopes, packages and through clothing.The technology of terahertz detection has largely been developed around expensive and bulky femtosecond laser systems but, as described in this book, advances in semiconductor superlattice technology are leading to compact “electronic” sources such as the quantum cascade laser, two-terminal “Gunn” type oscillators and even a THz frequency amplifier.These advances towards electronic (as opposed to optical) THz systems mean that the technology will become portable and much less costly.Terahertz remote sensing is also discussed with the possibility of detection over distances of up to 30m using existing technology or even through the use THz waves generated locally in the vicinity of a target using only air as the transducer.

; Comprehensive discussion on terahertz sensing for security purposes State-of-the art chapters on terahertz devices State-of-the art chapters on terahertz systems Expert opinions on the possibilities and practicalities of terahertz sensing;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6525-5;Pluvinage;"Guy Pluvinage; Mohamed Hamdy Elwany (Eds.

)";Safety, Reliability and Risks Associated with Water, Oil and Gas Pipelines;;NATO Science for Peace and Security Series C: Environmental Security ;;2008;350;Softcover;Book;Approx.;;final;69,95;74,85;76,95;54;122;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C32000 Materials Science;TGM;T17004 Mechanical Engineering;TGB;Materials Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.- General Approaches of Pipeline Defect Assessment.- Application of Sintap to the Failure Assessment of a Gas Pipes.-Interaction between Material Properties, Inspection Accuracy and Defect Acceptance Levels in Strain Based Pipeline Design.- Failure of Cylindrical Shells: Numerical and Experimental Study.- Leak Detection by Using the Impedance Method.

- Corrosion Fatigue Cracking and Failure Risk Assessment of Pipelines.- Initiation of Stress Corrosion Cracking and Hydrogen Induced Crackin in Oil and Gas Line-Pipe Steels.- Failure Analysis of Polyethylene Gas Pipes.- Stable and Unstable Crack Growth in Pipes.- Some Insights into the Fatigue Crack Propagation in Tubes under Internal Pressure – Proposition of Predicting Models.

- Hydrogen Effect on Fatigue Life of a Pipe Steel.- The Experience on Safety, Reliability and Risk Assessment of Some Ukrainian, Russian and Latvian Transite Pipe Lines.- Reliability Assessment of Pipelines Using Phimeca Software.- On a New Software Project for Welding Simulations of Pipes (Fabrications, Repairs…) and for the Evaluation of Fatigue Behavior of Pipes in Service.- Welded Penstock, Produced of High Strength Steel and Application of Fracture Mechanics Parameters to Structural Integrity Assessment.

- The Thermal and Mechanical Behavior of a Joint Pipe System Calculated by Finite Element Method.- Degradation of the Physical and Mechanical Properties of Pipeline Material Depending on Exploitation Term.- Deformation Characteristics of Carbon Steels under High Temperatures.- Fracture Mechanics Analysis of Repairing a Cracked Pressure Pipe with a Composite Sleeve.- Review of Gas Transmission Pipeline Repair Methods.

-; Pipes are of major importance for transport of liquids and gas mainly for water, natural gas and oil.The total length of gas pipes in the world is estimated at one million kilometres for gas transport (pipes with a diameter of 80 to 1000 mm).Pipelines remain the least expensive transcontinental mean of transport compared to rail-bound or terrestrial transport.It has become increasingly paramount to ensure the safe utilisation of such plant in order to prevent economical, social and ecological losses.From a technical point of view, pipelines are complicated three dimensional structures that include straight pipes, nozzles, pipe-bends, dissimilar welded joints, etc.

In addition, their operating conditions can be quite severe, that is, internal pressure and cyclic loading (vibration) combined with the influence of internal and external corrosive environments., corrosion defects, gouge, foreign object scratches, and pipeline erection activities are major failure reasons of gas pipelines.All these types of defects and associated failure are described.

Leak and fracture of pipes is assumed to be done by initiation and propagation of defect and final failure when defect has reached a critical length.In this book, the three two major defect assessment tools for pipes are presented : i) the failure assessment diagram and particularly the SINTAP procedure, ii) limit analysis, iii) strain design approach Methods of defect repair are based on investigation findings.Methods such as welded sleeve, repair clamp composite sleeve, grinding, pipe replacement are described.; No English language book in this particular field Description of very recent methods for pipe defect assessment such as notch fracture mechanics and critical gross strain Special chapter devoted to pipe repair Contributions of the major world specialists in this field Multimaterials approach (steels, polymers, composite);9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6089-2;Imamoglu;"Yavuz Imamoglu; Valerian Dragutan (Eds.)";Metathesis Chemistry;From Nanostructure Design to Synthesis of Advanced Materials;NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry Vol.

243;;2007;504;Hardcover;Book;XXIII, 504 p.;;final;179,95;192,55;197,95;138,5;313,5;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C19020 Organometallic Chemistry ;PNND;C29000 Catalysis;PNRD;Chemistry;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer Netherlands;Available;;27.Design of new Generations of Metathesis Catalysts.Intricate Organic Synthesis via Metathesis Chemistry.

Tailored Polymers by Metathesis Polymerization.Advanced Materials via Metathesis and Related Chemistry.; Recently, an important scientific event in metathesis chemistry, the NATO-Advanced Study Institute New Frontiers in Metathesis Chemistry: From Nanostructure Design to Sustainable Technologies for Synthesis of Advanced Materials was organized in Antalya, Turkey (September 4-16, 2006).

Prominent scientists, young researchers and students, convened for two weeks to debate on the newest trends in olefin metathesis and identify future perspectives in this fascinating field of synthetic organic, organometallic and polymer chemistry with diverse potential applications in materials science and technology.Following the fruitful practice of the previous NATO ASI meetings, selected contributions comprising plenary lectures, short communications and posters are compiled in this special volume dedicated to this outstanding international scientific meeting.Olefin metathesis, one of the most efficient transition metal mediated C-C forming reactions, awarded in 2005 with the Nobel Prize for chemistry to Yves Chauvin (IFP), Robert H.Schrock (MIT), asserted itself during the last decade as a powerful synthetic strategy for obtaining fine chemicals, biologically active compounds, architecturally complex assemblies, new materials and functionalized polymers tailored for specific utilizations (e.

sensors, semiconductors, microelectronic devices) etc.Metathesis reactions such as ring-closing metathesis (RCM), enyne metathesis, cross-metathesis (CM), acyclic diene metathesis polymerizafion (ADMET) and ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP), largely dealt with during the ASI meeting, have gone far beyond the 20th century boundaries resulting in a broad diversification towards sustainable technologies with perspectives for industrial applications of a wide range of products, from the manufacture of smart, nanostructured materials to the synthesis of complex organic compounds, natural products, pharmaceuticals and supramolecular assemblies.; Appealing approaches for nanostructure design via metathesis chemistry Novel metathesis catalysts and procedures for efficient synthesis of advanced materials A broad area of applications of metathesis products including fine chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, electronics, automotive, security and defense devices;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6090-8;Imamoglu;"Yavuz Imamoglu; Valerian Dragutan (Eds.)";Metathesis Chemistry;From Nanostructure Design to Synthesis of Advanced Materials;NATO Science Series II: Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry Vol.

243;;2007;504;Softcover;Book;XXIII, 504 p.;;final;79,95;85,55;87,95;61,5;139,5;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C19020 Organometallic Chemistry ;PNND;C29000 Catalysis;PNRD;Chemistry;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer Netherlands;Available;;04.Design of new Generations of Metathesis Catalysts.Intricate Organic Synthesis via Metathesis Chemistry.Tailored Polymers by Metathesis Polymerization.Advanced Materials via Metathesis and Related Chemistry.; Recently, an important scientific event in metathesis chemistry, the NATO-Advanced Study Institute New Frontiers in Metathesis Chemistry: From Nanostructure Design to Sustainable Technologies for .

Synthesis of Advanced Materials was organized in Antalya, Turkey (September 4-16, 2006).Prominent scientists, young researchers and students, convened for two weeks to debate on the newest trends in olefin metathesis and identify future perspectives in this fascinating field of synthetic organic, organometallic and polymer chemistry with diverse potential applications in materials science and technology.Following the fruitful practice of the previous NATO ASI meetings, selected contributions comprising plenary lectures, short communications and posters are compiled in this special volume dedicated to this outstanding international scientific meeting.Olefin metathesis, one of the most efficient transition metal mediated C-C forming reactions, awarded in 2005 with the Nobel Prize for chemistry to Yves Chauvin (IFP), Robert H.Schrock (MIT), asserted itself during the last decade as a powerful synthetic strategy for obtaining fine chemicals, biologically active compounds, architecturally complex assemblies, new materials and functionalized polymers tailored for specific utilizations (e.sensors, semiconductors, microelectronic devices) etc.Metathesis reactions such as ring-closing metathesis (RCM), enyne metathesis, cross-metathesis (CM), acyclic diene metathesis polymerizafion (ADMET) and ring-opening metathesis polymerization (ROMP), largely dealt with during the ASI meeting, have gone far beyond the 20-th century boundaries resulting in a broad diversification towards sustainable technologies with perspectives for industrial applications of a wide range of products, from the manufacture of smart, nanostructured materials to the synthesis of complex organic compounds, natural products, pharmaceuticals and supramolecular assemblies.; Appealing approaches for nanostructure design via metathesis chemistry Novel metathesis catalysts and procedures for efficient synthesis of advanced materials A broad area of applications of metathesis products including fine chemicals, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, electronics, automotive, security and defense devices;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-7643-8551-4;Vukicevic;"Slobodan Vukicevic; Kuber T.

)";Bone Morphogenetic Proteins: From Local to Systemic Therapeutics;;Progress in Inflammation Research ;;2008;300;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;119;127,33;130,9;91,5;199;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C12002 Biotechnology;TCB;B14000 Immunology;MJCM;Chemistry;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Birkh user Basel;Planned;01.2008;;; From the contents: An update on BMP biology.- Regulation of BMP-2 and GDF5 signaling by ligand mutants and receptor endocytosis.- Generation of conditional alleles for BMP-2 and BMP-7.

- Role of BMP-4 in tooth differentiation and bone morphogenesis.- Alterations of BMP signaling pathway(s) in skeletal malformations.- BMP-7 induced tumor-stroma interactions in bone metastasis.

- Endocultivation of vascularized bone segments.- Induction of cementogenesis and periodontal tissue regeneration by the bone morphogenetic proteins.- BMP-1 and its isoforms in tissue regeneration.- Use of BMP-2 in acute orthopedic trauma.- Reconstruction of maxillary and mandibular defects using BMP-2.; Tissue engineering is gaining interest as it is applied for regeneration of organs to attain their lost function.

BMPs have been successfully used to regenerate the bone in humans.The application of BMPs from a local to systemic utility is a rapidly growing field, gaining interest among researchers and biotech entrepreneurs.In this volume, we summarize the advances made on the local and systemic use of BMPs including chapters covering the regulation of BMP-signalling pathways, biological actions of BMPs in bone, cartilage and teeth, as well as clinical applications and potential systemic use of BMPs for tissues beyond bone.;" Completes the series of PIR-volumes on BMPs by S.

Sampath with most recent data (Bone Morphogenetic Proteins - Regeneration of Bone and Beyond / 2004; and Bone Morphogenetic Proteins - From Laboratory to Clinical Practice / 2002) Written by experts in the field";9 ;Research and Development;Wissensch.Buch /Science Book (WI) ;978-3-540-72674-6;Al-Shamery;"Katharina Al-Shamery; J rgen Parisi (Eds.)";Self-Organized Morphology in Nanostructured Materials;;Springer Series in Materials Science Vol.

;;final;119,95;128,35;131,95;92,5;209;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C32040 Nanotechnology;TBN;P25005 Condensed Matter;PHFC;Materials Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;09.Titanium-based molecular architectures formed by self-assembled reaction.Self-assemblies of organic and inorganic materials.Patterns of nanodroplets: The Belousov-Zhabotinsky Aerosol OT microemulsion system.

Honeycomb carbon networks – preparation, structure, and transport.; In this volume, concepts of nonlinear dynamics and self-organization are applied to topics in materials sciences with emphasis on semiconductors, soft matter, and biomaterials.

The questions addressed include how to compare ordering phenomena under nonequilibrium situations, usually called self-organized structures, with those arising under situations close to equilibrium via selfassembly.Analogies are pointed out, differences are characterized, and efforts made to discover common features in the mechanistic description of those phenomena.Of major importance is the question of the role of spatial and temporal order, in particular, the application of concepts developed on macroscopic and microscopic scales to structure formation occurring on nanoscales, which occupies the focus of interest on the frontiers of science.; Comprehensive presentation of self-organized structure formation in nanomaterials Integrates nano- and microphysical effects in a unique way Valuable reference work for researchers Explains the basics to graduate students;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-72864-1;Jorio;"Ado Jorio; Mildred S.

)";Carbon Nanotubes;Advanced Topics in the Synthesis, Structure, Properties and Applications;Topics in Applied Physics Vol.;;approx;169,95;181,85;186,95;130,5;296;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C32040 Nanotechnology;TBN;C32020 Optical and Electronic Materials;TJFD;Materials Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;01.2007;;; Perspectives on carbon nanotube research and application.- Carbon nanotube synthesis and organization.- Mechanical and Thermal Transport Properties of Carbon Nanotubes: Recent Advances.- Quasiparticle and excitonic effects in the optical response of nanotubes and nanoribbons.- Role of the Aharonov–Bohm phase in the optical properties of carbon nanotubes.

- Excitonic states and resonance Raman spectroscopy of single-wall carbon nanotubes.- Photoluminescence: science and applications.- Ultrafast Spectroscopy of Carbon Nanotubes.- New techniques for carbon nanotube study and characterization.

- High Magnetic Field Phenomena in Carbon Nanotubes.- Electrical Transport in Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes.- Doped Carbon nanotubes: Synthesis, Characterization and Applications.

- Single-Wall Carbon Nanohorns and Nanocones.- Inorganic nanotubes and fullerene-like structures.- Electron and Phonon Properties of Graphene: Their Relationship with Carbon Nanotubes.; The carbon nanotubes field has evolved substantially since the publication of the bestseller “Carbon Nanotubes: Synthesis, Structure, Properties and Applications”.

The present volume builds on the generic aspects of the aforementioned book, which emphasizes the fundamentals, with the new volume emphasizing areas that have grown rapidly since the first volume, guiding future directions where research is needed and highlighting applications.The volume also includes an emphasis on areas like graphene, other carbon-like and other tube-like materials because these fields are likely to affect and influence developments in nanotubes in the next 5 years.; Successor of the very successful carbon nanotube book published in 2001 Covers all the latest developments Contributing authors are international leaders in their special subfields Integrates physics, chemical physics and application of nanotubes in a unique way Provides information on the hottest topic in nano- and carbon research, graphene;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73346-1;Balzani;"Vincenzo Balzani; Sebastiano Campagna (Eds.)";Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds I;;Topics in Current Chemistry Vol.;;final;199,95;213,95;219,95;154;348,5;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C21001 Physical Chemistry ;PNR;C16008 Inorganic Chemistry ;PNK;Chemistry;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Reviews;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;28.Puntoriero: Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Overview and General Concepts.Kane-Maguire: Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Chromium.Listorti: Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Copper.Balzani: Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Ruthenium.Scandola: Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Rhodium.;; Presents critical reviews of the present position and future trends in modern chemical research Short and concise reports on chemistry, each written by the world renowned experts Still valid and useful after 5 or 10 years More information and the electronic version of the whole content available at: ;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73348-5;Balzani;"Vincenzo Balzani; Sebastiano Campagna (Eds.)";Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds II;;Topics in Current Chemistry Vol.;;final;229;245,03;251,9;176;399;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C21001 Physical Chemistry ;PNR;C16008 Inorganic Chemistry ;PNK;Chemistry;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Reviews;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;11.Gunnlaugsson: Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Lanthanides.Rillema: Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Rhenium.Schmehl: Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Osmium.

Barigelletti: Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Iridium.Williams: Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Platinum – Excited States and Luminescence.

Cheng: Photochemistry and Photophysics of Coordination Compounds: Gold.;; Presents critical reviews of the present position and future trends in modern chemical research Short and concise reports on chemistry, each written by the world renowned experts Still valid and useful after 5 or 10 years More information and the electronic version of the whole content available at: ;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73403-1;Khan;M.);Bioactive Heterocycles IV;;Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry Vol.;;final;209;223,63;229,9;161;364;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C19007 Organic Chemistry;PNN;L14005 Biochemistry, general;PSB;Chemistry;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Reviews;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;11.Kayser: Chemistry and Biological Activity of Tetrahydrocannabinol and its Derivatives.

Verma: Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships of Heterocyclic Topoisomerase I and II Inhibitors.Khan: Molecular Modeling of the Biologically Active Alkaloids – A Critical Review.Ather: Microbial Transformation of Nitrogenous Compounds – An Update.Dixneuf: Synthesis of Triazoles and Coumarins Compounds and Their Physiological Activity.Kumar: Protoberberine Alkaloids: Physico-chemical and Nucleic Acid Biding Properties.Berlinck: Polycyclic Diamine Alkaloids from Marine Sponges.

Romani: Catechins and Proanthocyanidins: Naturally Occurring O-heterocycles with Antimicrobial Activity.;; Heterocyclic chemistry is the biggest branch of chemistry covering two-third of the chemical literature The series covers hot topics of frontier research summarized by reputed scientists in the field Our review series is topic related Online version available on ;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73405-5;Khan;M.);Bioactive Heterocycles V;;Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry Vol.;;final;219;234,33;240,9;168,5;381,5;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C19007 Organic Chemistry;PNN;L14005 Biochemistry, general;PSB;Chemistry;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Reviews;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;11.Saracoglu: Functionalization of Indole and Pyrrole Cores via Michael Type Additions.

Men ndez: Chemistry of the Welwitindolinones.S zen: Antioxidant Activities of Synthetic Indole Derivatives and Possible Activity Mechanisms.Monge: Quinoxaline 1,4-dioxide and Phenazine 5,10-dioxide Chemistry and Biology.Khan: Quinoline Analogues as Anti-angiogenic Agents and Telomerase Inhibitors.Xu: Bioactive Furanosesterterpenoids from Marine Sponge.Damonte: Natural Sulfated Polysaccharides for the Prevention and Control of Viral Infections.Dixneuf: 4-Hydoxy Coumarine a Versatile Reagent for the Synthesis of Heterocyclic and Vanillin Ethers Coumarins with Biological Activities.Sener: Current Outcomes of Antiviral and Antimicrobial Evaluation of Some Heterocyclic Compounds from Turkish Plants.

;; Heterocyclic chemistry is the biggest branch of chemistry covering two-third of the chemical literature The series covers hot topics of frontier research summarized by reputed scientists in the field Our review series is topic related Online version available on ;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73401-7;Khan;M.);Bioactive Heterocycles III;;Topics in Heterocyclic Chemistry Vol.

;;final;189,95;203,25;208,95;146;331;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C19007 Organic Chemistry;PNN;L14005 Biochemistry, general;PSB;Chemistry;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Reviews;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;11.Kayser: Chemistry, Biosynthesis and Biological Activity of Artemisinin and Related Natural Peroxides.Khan: Recent Advances on the Sugar-derived Heterocycles and Their Precursors as Inhibitors Against Glycogen Phosphorylases (GP).Verma: Cytotoxicity of Heterocyclic Compounds against Various Cancer Cells: A Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship Study.Kumar: Recent Advances on the Synthesis, Reactivity and Biological Activity of Benzimidazoles.

Khan: Heterocyclic Compounds against the Enzyme Tyrosinase Essential for the Melanin Production – Biochemical Features of Inhibition.Demirkiran: Xanthones in Hypericum: A Critical Review on the Synthesis and Biological Activites.Pocar: Recent Developments in the Chemistry of Biologically Active Isothiazoles.;; Heterocyclic chemistry is the biggest branch of chemistry covering two-third of the chemical literature The series covers hot topics of frontier research summarized by reputed scientists in the field Our review series is topic related Online version available on ;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-84628-994-1;Demirbas;Ayhan Demirbas;Biodiesel;A Realistic Fuel Alternative for Diesel Engines;;;2008;241;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;84,95;90,9;93,45;60;148;;;;;;;English;Chemistry and Materials Science;C12029 Biochemical Engineering;TC;T25023 Renewable Energy Sources;KNBT;Chemistry;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag London;In production;01.- Biodiesel from Triglycerides via Transesterification.- Current Technologies in Biodiesel Production.- Global Renewable Energy and Biofuel Scenarios.- Biodiesel Economy and Biodiesel Policy.; Environmental and political concerns are generating a growing interest in alternative engine fuels such as biodiesel.Biodiesel is a renewable energy source produced from natural oils and fats, which can be used as a substitute for petroleum diesel without the need for diesel engine modification.In addition to being biodegradable and non-toxic, biodiesel is also essentially free of sulfur and aromatics, producing lower exhaust emissions than conventional gasoline whilst providing similar properties in terms of fuel efficiency.

The greatest drawback of using pure vegetable oils as fuels are their high viscosity, although this can be reduced by techniques such as dilution, micro-emulsification, pyrolysis or transesterification.Of these processes, the transesterification of vegetable oil triglycerides in supercritical methanol has been shown to be particularly promising, producing high yields of low-viscosity methyl esters without the need of a catalyst.Furthermore, these methyl esters have a considerably lower flash point than that of pure vegetable oils.Biodiesel: A Realistic Fuel Alternative for Diesel Engines describes the production and characterisation of biodiesel, along with current experimental research work in the field.The book will be of great interest to advanced undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers in renewable energy, as well as to fuel engineers.

; Describes the production and characterisation of biodiesel, along with current experimental research work in the field;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-84628-985-9;Kornai;Andras Kornai;Mathematical Linguistics;;Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing ;;2008;290;Hardcover;Book w.;;final;76,95;82,34;84,65;49,5;134;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I21041 Language Translation and Linguistics ;UXCN;M13003 Applications of Mathematics;PBW;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Graduate/Advanced undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag London;In production;01.; Mathematical Linguistics introduces the mathematical foundations of linguistics to computer scientists, engineers, and mathematicians interested in natural language processing.

The book presents linguistics as a cumulative body of knowledge from the ground up: no prior knowledge of linguistics is assumed.Previous textbooks in this area concentrate on syntax and semantics - this comprehensive volume covers an extremely rich array of topics also including phonology and morphology, probabilistic approaches, complexity, learnability, and the analysis of speech and handwriting.As the first textbook of its kind, this book is useful for those in information science (information retrieval and extraction, search engines) and in natural language technologies (speech recognition, optical character recognition, HCI).Exercises suitable for the advanced reader are included, as well as suggestions for further reading and an extensive bibliography.; Aims to teach linguistics to the reader but presumes only knowledge of mathematics at the undergraduate level The material was hitherto available only in the research literature Wide applicability in information science (information retrieval, information extraction, search engines) and in natural language technologies (speech recognition, OCR, HCI);9 ;Students;Standard (0) ;978-1-84800-006-3;Camastra;"Francesco Camastra; Alessandro Vinciarelli";Machine Learning for Audio, Image and Video Analysis;Theory and Applications;Advanced Information and Knowledge Processing ;;2008;494;Hardcover;Book w.

;;final;84,95;90,9;93,45;55;148;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I2203X Pattern Recognition;UXP;I22021 Image Processing and Computer Vision;UXHG;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Graduate/Advanced undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag London;In production;01.

- Part 1: From Perception to Computation.- Audio Acquisition, Representation and Storage.- Image and Video Acquisition, Representation and Storage.

- Foundations of Statistical Learning and Model Selection.

- Supervised Neural Networks and Ensemble Methods.- Feature Extraction and Manifold Learning Methods.- Video Segmentation and Keyframe Extraction.- Mathematical Foundations of Kernel Methods.; This book illustrates how to deal with complex media and convert raw data into useful information.

Once the original data have been converted into a digital representation, the processing of different media can be performed under the unifying framework of machine learning.Therefore only part of the information extraction processes is media specific and most work can be made by applying general techniques valid for a wide range of problems.Apparently very different domains like face verification and text categorization become, from a processing point of view, equivalent.Organized into 3 parts: The 1st focuses on technical aspects, basic mathematical notions and elementary machine learning techniques.The 2nd provides an extensive survey of most relevant machine learning techniques for media processing.

The 3rd focuses on applications and shows how techniques are applied in actual problems.This unique book offers an introduction and advanced material in the combined fields of machine learning and image/video processing.; Provides detailed introductions to algorithms and examples of their applications Domains that appear far from one another such as speech and handwriting recognition are shown to be equivalent from the processing point of view, via the unifying framework of machine learning Supplies detailed appendices reviewing the basic background Provides pointers to publicly available data and software packages used in examples and problems;9 ;Students;Standard (0) ;978-3-540-73761-2;He;"Xingui He; Shaohua Xu";Process Neural Networks;Theory and Applications;Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China ;;2008;325;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;approx;119;127,33;130,9;91,5;207,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I21017 Artificial Intelligence (incl.Robotics);UXC;I2203X Pattern Recognition;UXP;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Planned;01.2007;;Distribution rights in China: Zhejiang University Press; Introduction.- FeedForward Process Neural Networks and Theoretical Issues.- Learning Algorithm of Process Neural Networks.- Multi-aggregation Process Neural Networks.

- Design and Construction of Process Neural Networks.- The Applications of Process Neural Networks.; Part of the new series, Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China, this book proposes the concept and model of a process neural network for the first time, showing how it expands the mapping relationship between the input and output of traditional neural networks, and enhancing the expression capability for practical problems, with broad applicability to solving problems relating to process in practice.Some theoretical problems such as continuity, functional approximation capability, and computing capability, are strictly proved.The application methods, network construction principles, and optimization algorithms of process neural networks in practical fields, such as nonlinear time-varying system modeling, process signal pattern recognition, dynamic system identification, and process forecast, are introduced in detail.

There are rich illustrations for information processing flow and the mapping relationship between inputs and outputs of process neural networks.; Proposes concept and model of a process neural network for the first time Shows how a process neural network improves the expressing capability of artificial neural networks Proves theory and properties of process neural networks such as continuity, functional approximation ability, and computing power Shows how a process neural network can process time-varying signals directly and has extensive adaptability to solving many practical problems related to process Constructs multiform process neural network models and learning algorithms oriented to application;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73759-9;Zhuang;Yueting Zhuang;A Modern Approach to Intelligent Animation: Theory and Practice;;Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China ;;2008;300;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;99,95;106,95;109,95;77;164;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I22005 Computer Imaging, Vision, Pattern Recognition and Graphics;UXHM;I22021 Image Processing and Computer Vision;UXHG;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Planned;01.

2007;;Distribution rights in China: Zhejiang University Press; 1.Architecture of Video based Animation System.Human Animation Technology based on Natural Video.Human Animation Technology based on Monocular Video and Tighten Clothes.Human Animation Technology based on Multiple Cameras.Intelligent Processing of Motion Data and Animation Production.; Part of the new series, Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China, this book discusses concepts, theory, and core technologies of intelligent theory and human animation, including video based human animation, and intelligent technology of motion data management and reusing.

It introduces systems developed to demonstrate the technologies of video based animation.Lively pictures and demos will be presented to make the theory and technologies more understandable.For researchers, this is a reference book and an update on the current status of human animation.For professionals, this is a guide for application development using human animation technologies.

Yueting Zhuang received his PhD in Computer Science from Zhejiang University (1998).From 1997 to 1998, he was a visiting scholar at Beckman Institute, U.Now he is professor and vice dean of the College of Computer Science at Zhejiang University.

; Discusses human animation based on natural video, monocular video of subject in tight clothes, and multiple camera video Discusses motion data reusing technology Introduces some prototype systems of video based human animation, in detail;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-84628-944-6;Singh;"Sameer Singh; Maneesha Singh (Eds.

)";Progress in Pattern Recognition;;Advances in Pattern Recognition ;;2007;230;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;89,95;96,25;98,95;55;157;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I22005 Computer Imaging, Vision, Pattern Recognition and Graphics;UXHM;;;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag London;In production;01.2007;;;; This book provides readers with the state-of-the-art algorithms in the area of pattern recognition as well as a presentation of the cutting edge applications within the field.The book introduces recent achievements in the areas of theoretical pattern recognition including statistical and Bayesian pattern recognition, structural pattern recognition, neural networks, classification and data mining, evolutionary approaches to optimisation, and knowledge based systems amongst other areas.The collection of articles presented is from the 2007 Workshop on Advances in Pattern Recognition, organised in conjunction with the 5th International Summer School on Pattern Recognition.An invaluable reference for researchers, academics and postgraduate students in the area of pattern recognition, this book will provide insights and will support practitioners concerned with the state-of-the-art technology in this area.; Proceedings of the 2007 Workshop on Advances in Pattern Recognition;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-84628-884-5;Burger;"Albert Burger; Duncan Davidson; Richard Baldock (Eds.

)";Anatomy Ontologies for Bioinformatics;Principles and Practice;Computational Biology Vol.;;final;89,95;96,25;98,95;59,5;157;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I23050 Computational Biology/Bioinformatics;PSA;L15001 Bioinformatics;PSA;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer-Verlag London;Planned;01.

2007;;; Part 1: Anatomical Ontologies for Model Organisms.- The Foundational Model of Anatomy Ontology.

- Part II: Engineering and Linking of anatomy Ontologies.- Searching Biomedical Literature with Anatomy Ontologies.

- Part III: Anatomy Ontologies and Spatio-Temporal Atlases.- Part IV: Anatomy Ontologies: Modelling Principles.- Modeling Principles and Methodologies: Relations in anatomical Ontologies.- Modelling Principles and Methodologies: Spatial Representation and Reasoning.; This book provides a timely and first-of-its-kind collection of papers on anatomy ontologies.

It is interdisciplinary in its approach, bringing together the relevant expertise from computing and biomedical studies, and covers both theoretical and applied aspects with the emphasis being on newer work relevant to the emerging Semantic Web.The book aims to provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of the foundations of anatomical ontologies and the-state-of-the-art in terms of existing tools and applications.It also highlights challenges that remain today and which have to be considered when dealing with anatomy-based information on the Semantic Web.Primarily aimed at readers who will be involved in developing the Semantic Web or Semantic Web applications in the areas of Life Sciences, Bio-Medical Sciences and /or Health Care, this book will be relevant to those who will further develop anatomy ontologies, those who will use them, and those involved in the actual development of relevant (semantic) web applications.; A timely and first-of-its-kind tightly-edited collection of papers on anatomy ontologies Highlights the challenges that remain today and which will have to be considered when dealing with anatomy-based information on the Semantic Web Provide readers with a comprehensive understanding of the foundations of anatomical ontologies and the state of the art in terms of existing tools and applications;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-0-387-73268-8;Futcher;"Lynn Futcher; Ronald Dodge (Eds.

)";Fifth World Conference on Information Security Education;Proceedings of the IFIP TC 11 WG 11.8, WISE 5, 19 to 21 June 2007, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, USA;IFIP International Federation for Information Processing Vol.237;;2007;148;Hardcover;Book;XII, 148 p.;;final;98;104,86;107,8;70,5;150,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I14050 Systems and Data Security;UAC;;;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag US;Available;;04.2007;; An Analysis of Computer Forensic Practitioners Perspectives on Education and Training Requirements.- Email Security Awareness – A Practical Assessment of Employee Behavior.- Experiences from Educating Practitioners in Vulnerability Analysis.

- Cyber Defense Exercise: A Service Provider Model.

- The Role of Mathematics in Information Security Education.- How to Design Computer Security Experiments.;" International Federation for Information Processing (The IFIP) series publishes state-of-the-art results in the sciences and technologies of information and communication.The scope of the series includes: foundations of computer science; software theory and practice; education; computer applications in technology; communication systems; systems modeling and optimization; information systems; computers and society; computer systems technology; security and protection in information processing systems; artificial intelligence; and human-computer interaction.Proceedings and post-proceedings of referred international conferences in computer science and interdisciplinary fields are featured.

These results often precede journal publication and represent the most current research.The principal aim of the IFIP series is to encourage education and the dissemination and exchange of information about all aspects of computing.For more information about the 300 other books in the IFIP series, please visit .For more information about IFIP, please visit .";Presents the most up-to-date research on information security education;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-71940-3;Clavel;"Manuel Clavel; Francisco Dur n; Steven Eker; Patrick Lincoln; Narciso Mart -Oliet; Jos Meseguer; Carolyn Talcott";All About Maude - A High-Performance Logical Framework;How to Specify, Program, and Verify Systems in Rewriting Logic;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.

4350;;2007;797;Softcover;Book;XXII, 797 p.;;final;79;84,53;86,9;61;138;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I14010 Programming Techniques ;UP;I14029 Software Engineering ;UPD;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Graduate/Advanced undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;25.2007;;;; This monograph gives a comprehensive account of Maude, a language and system based on rewriting logic.Maude and its formal tool environment can be used in three mutually reinforcing ways: as a declarative programming language, as an executable formal specification language, and as a formal verification system.

Maude is used in many institutions around the world for teaching, research, and formal modeling and analysis of concurrent and distributed systems.Many examples are used throughout the book to illustrate the main ideas, features, and uses of Maude.The book comes with a CD-ROM containing the complete Maude 2.3 software distribution (including source code), a pdf version of this monograph, and the executable Maude code for all the examples in the book.;;9 ;Students;Standard (0) ;978-3-540-73479-6;Stephens;"Christopher R.

Stephens; Marc Toussaint; Darrell Whitley; Peter F.

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)";Foundations of Genetic Algorithms;9th International Workshop, FOGA 2007, Mexico City, Mexico, January 8-11, 2007, Revised Selected Papers;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4436;;2007;213;Softcover;Book;IX, 213 p.;;final;42;44,94;46,2;32,5;73,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I16013 Computation by Abstract Devices ;UPC;I16021 Algorithm Analysis and Problem Complexity ;UPC;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;29 Who can help me write an thesis biotechnology Chicago Rewriting A4 (British/European) double spaced.

;;final;42;44,94;46,2;32,5;73,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I16013 Computation by Abstract Devices ;UPC;I16021 Algorithm Analysis and Problem Complexity ;UPC;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;29.

2007;;; This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 9th Workshop on the Foundations of Genetic Algorithms, FOGA 2007, held in Mexico City, Mexico in January 2007.The 11 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected during two rounds of reviewing and improvement from 22 submissions Need to purchase a custom thesis biotechnology A4 (British/European) Academic 48 hours 116 pages / 31900 words.The 11 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected during two rounds of reviewing and improvement from 22 submissions.The papers address all current topics in the field of theoretical evolutionary computation including evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, and genetic programming, and also depict the continuing growth in interactions with other fields such as mathematics, physics, and biology Need to purchase a custom thesis biotechnology A4 (British/European) Academic 48 hours 116 pages / 31900 words.The papers address all current topics in the field of theoretical evolutionary computation including evolution strategies, evolutionary programming, and genetic programming, and also depict the continuing growth in interactions with other fields such as mathematics, physics, and biology.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73769-8;Meyer;"Bertrand Meyer; Yuri Gurevich (Eds.

)";Tests and Proofs;First International Conference, TAP 2007 Zurich, Switzerland, February 12-13, 2007 Revised Papers;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol freeandroidgaming.com/laboratory-report/anthropology.php.)";Tests and Proofs;First International Conference, TAP 2007 Zurich, Switzerland, February 12-13, 2007 Revised Papers;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4454;;2007;217;Softcover;Book;IX, 217 p.;;final;42;44,94;46,2;32,5;73,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I13049 System Performance and Evaluation ;UAB;I14029 Software Engineering ;UPD;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;06.2007;;;;" This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the First International Conference on Test and Proofs, TAP 2007, held in Zurich, Switzerland in February 2007.

The 12 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book.The papers are devoted to the convergence of software proofing and testing and feature current research work that combines ideas from both sides to foster software quality.Topics addressed are generation of test cases or oracles by theorem proving, constraint logic programming, model checking, or symbolic execution; program proving with the aid of testing techniques; automatic tools; case studies; formal frameworks; as well as verification techniques combining proofs and tests.";;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73447-5;Baader;Franz Baader (Ed.);Term Rewriting and Applications;18th International Conference, RTA 2007, Paris, France, June 26-28, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.

4533;;2007;419;Softcover;Book;XII, 419 p.;;final;56;59,92;61,6;43;97,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I16048 Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages ;UPL;I1603X Logics and Meanings of Programs ;UPC;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;21.2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Rewriting Techniques and Applications, RTA 2007, held in Paris, France in June 2007 in conjunction with TLCA 2007, the 8th International Conference on Typed Lambda Calculi and Applications as part of RDP 2007, the 4th International Conference on Rewriting, Deduction, and Programming.The 24 revised full papers and 3 systems description papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 69 initial submissions and are presented together with 3 invited talks.

The papers cover current research on all aspects of rewriting featuring applications, foundational issues, frameworks, implementations, as well as semantics.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73432-1;Anai;"Hirokazu Anai; Katsuhisa Horimoto; Temur Kutsia (Eds.)";Algebraic Biology;Second International Conference, AB 2007, Castle of Hagenberg, Austria, July 2-4, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4545;;2007;379;Softcover;Book;XIII, 379 p.

;;final;52;55,64;57,2;40;91;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I1603X Logics and Meanings of Programs ;UPC;I16048 Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages ;UPL;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;22.

2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Algebraic Biology, AB 2007, held at the Castle of Hagenberg, Austria in July 2007 as part of the RISC Summer 2007, organized by the Research Institute for Symbolic Computation.The 19 revised full papers presented together with 3 invited papers and 4 tutorials were carefully reviewed and selected from 40 submissions.The conference is the interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of research on all aspects of applications of symbolic computation (computer algebra, computational logic, and related methods) in biology as well as other problems in biology being approached with symbolic methods.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73498-7;Perner;Petra Perner (Ed.

);Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition;5th International Conference, MLDM 2007, Leipzig, Germany, July 18-20, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4571;;2007;913;Softcover;Book;XIV, 913 p.;;final;92;98,44;101,2;71;160,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I21017 Artificial Intelligence (incl.Robotics);UXC;I16048 Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages ;UPL;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;25.2007;;;;" This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Machine Learning and Data Mining in Pattern Recognition, MLDM 2007, held in Leipzig, Germany, in July 2007.The 66 revised full papers presented together with 1 invited talk were carefully reviewed and selected from 258 submissions.The papers are organized in topical sections on classification; feature selection, extraction and dimensionality reduction; clustering; support vector machines; transductive inference; association rule mining; mining spam, newsgroups, blogs; intrusion detection and networks; frequent and common item set mining; mining marketing data; structural data mining; image mining; medical, biological, and environmental data mining; as well as text and document mining.";;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73488-8;Takagi;"Tsuyoshi Takagi; Tatsuaki Okamoto; Eiji Okamoto; Takeshi Okamoto (Eds.)";Pairing-Based Cryptography;First International Conference, Pairing 2007, Tokyo, Japan, July 2-4, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.

4575;;2007;407;Softcover;Book;XIII, 407 p.;;final;56;59,92;61,6;43;97,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I15033 Data Encryption ;UXAS;I16021 Algorithm Analysis and Problem Complexity ;UPC;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;21.2007;;; This book represents the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Pairing-Based Cryptography, Pairing 2007, held in Tokyo, Japan in July 2007.The 18 revised full papers presented together with 2 abstracts and 3 full papers of invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 86 submissions.

The papers are organized in topcial sections on applications, certificateless public key encryption, hyperelliptic curves, implementation, cryptographic protocols, cryptanalysis, and cryptographic algorithms.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73443-7;Leivant;"Daniel Leivant; Ruy de Queiroz (Eds.)";Logic, Language Information and Computation;14th International Workshop, WoLLIC 2007, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 2-5, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.;;final;52;55,64;57,2;40;91;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I16005 Theory of Computation ;UA;I16021 Algorithm Analysis and Problem Complexity ;UPC;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;15.

2007;;;" This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International Workshop on Logic, Language, Information and Computation, WoLLIC 2007, held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in July 2007.The 21 revised full papers presented together with 5 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 52 submissions.The papers focus on foundations of computing and programming, novel computation models and paradigms, broad notions of proof and belief, formal methods in software and hardware development; logical approach to natural language and reasoning; logics of programs, actions and resources; foundational aspects of information organization, search, flow, sharing, and protection.";;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73416-1;Sebe;"Nicu Sebe; Yuncai Liu; Yueting Zhuang; Thomas S.

)";Multimedia Content Analysis and Mining;International Workshop, MCAM 2007, Weihai, China, June 30-July 1, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4577;;2007;513;Softcover;Book;XV, 513 p.;;final;64;68,48;70,4;49;111,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I18059 Multimedia Information Systems ;USW;I18032 Information Storage and Retrieval ;UXAH;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;15.2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Workshop on Multimedia Content Analysis and Mining, MCAM 2007, held in Weihai, China in June/July 2007.The 46 revised papers presented together with 13 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 139 submissions.The papers cover a wide range of topics, including all aspects of multimedia in entertainment, commerce, science, medicine, and public safety.Fields addressed are multimedia analysis and applications, multimedia search and mining, p2p streaming, and security.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73399-7;Masulli;"Francesco Masulli; Sushmita Mitra; Gabriella Pasi (Eds.

)";Applications of Fuzzy Sets Theory;7th International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic and Applications, WILF 2007, Camogli, Italy, July 7-10, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4578;;2007;693;Softcover;Book;XVIII, 693 p.;;final;80;85,6;88;61,5;139,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I21017 Artificial Intelligence (incl.Robotics);UXC;I16048 Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages ;UPL;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;29.2007;;;" This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Fuzzy Logic and Applications held in Camogli, Genoa, Italy in July 2007.The 84 revised full papers presented together with 3 keynote speeches were carefully reviewed and selected from 147 submissions.The papers are organized in topical sections on fuzzy set theory, fuzzy information access and retrieval, fuzzy machine learning, fuzzy architectures and systems; and special sessions on intuitionistic fuzzy sets and soft computing in image processing.WILF 2007 hosts four special sessions, namely the Fourth International Meeting on Computational Intelligence Methods for Bioinformatics and Biostatistics (CIDD 2007), the Third International Workshop on Cross-Language Information Processing (CLIP 2007); Intuitionistic Fuzzy Sets: Recent Advances (IFS), and Soft Computing in Image Processing (CLIPS).

These special sessions extend and deepen the main topics of WILF.

";;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73613-4;H mmerli;"Bernhard H mmerli; Robin Sommer (Eds.)";Detection of Intrusion and Malware, and Vulnerability Assessment;4th International Conference, DIMVA 2007 Lucerne, Switzerland, July 12-13, 2007 Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.;;final;45;48,15;49,5;34,5;78,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I15033 Data Encryption ;UXAS;I24067 Management of Computing and Information Systems ;UHB;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;05.2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Detection of Intrusions and Malware, and Vulnerability Assessment, DIMVA 2007, held in Lucerne, Switzerland in July 2007.The 14 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 57 submissions.The papers are organized in topical sections on Web security, intrusion detection, traffic analysis, network security, and host security.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73436-9;Ma;"Bin Ma; Kaizhong Zhang (Eds.)";Combinatorial Pattern Matching;18th Annual Symposium, CPM 2007, London, Canada, July 9-11, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.

4580;;2007;366;Softcover;Book;XII, 366 p.;;final;52;55,64;57,2;40;91;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I16021 Algorithm Analysis and Problem Complexity ;UPC;I2203X Pattern Recognition;UXP;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;22.2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th Annual Symposium on Combinatorial Pattern Matching, CPM 2007, held in London, Canada in July 2007.The 32 revised full papers presented together with 3 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 64 submissions.

The papers are organized in topical sections on algorithmic techniques, approximate pattern matching, data compression, computational biology, pattern analysis, suffix arrays and trees, as well as algorithmic techniques.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73407-9;Lopez;"Javier Lopez; Pierangela Samarati; Josep L.)";Public Key Infrastructure;4th European PKI Workshop: Theory and Practice, EuroPKI 2007, Palma de Mallorca, Spain, June 28-30, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4582;;2007;375;Softcover;Book;XI, 375 p.

;;final;52;55,64;57,2;40;91;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I15033 Data Encryption ;UXAS;I16021 Algorithm Analysis and Problem Complexity ;UPC;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;21.2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th European Public Key Infrastructure Workshop: Theory and Practice, EuroPKI 2007, held in Palma de Mallorca, Spain in June 2007.The 21 revised full papers and 8 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 77 submissions.The papers address all current issues in PKI, ranging from theoretical and foundational topics to applications and regulatory issues in various contexts.

;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73450-5;Kryszkiewicz;"Marzena Kryszkiewicz; James F.Peters; Henryk Rybinski; Andrzej Skowron (Eds.)";Rough Sets and Intelligent Systems Paradigms;International Conference, RSEISP 2007, Warsaw, Poland, June 28-30, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4585;;2007;836;Softcover;Book;XIX, 836 p.;;final;87;93,09;95,7;67;151,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I21017 Artificial Intelligence (incl.

Robotics);UXC;I16048 Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages ;UPL;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;18.2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Rough Sets and Emerging Intelligent Systems Paradigms, RSEISP 2007, held in Warsaw, Poland in June 2007 - dedicated to the memory of Professor Zdzislaw Pawlak.The 73 revised full papers papers presented together with 2 keynote lectures and 11 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions.The papers are organized in topical sections on foundations of rough sets, foundations and applications of fuzzy sets, granular computing, algorithmic aspects of rough sets, rough set applications, rough/fuzzy approach, information systems and rough sets, data and text mining, machine learning, hybrid methods and applications, multiagent systems, applications in bioinformatics and medicine, multimedia applications, as well as web reasoning and human problem solving.

;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73457-4;Pieprzyk;"Josef Pieprzyk; Hossein Ghodosi; Ed Dawson (Eds.)";Information Security and Privacy;12th Australasian Conference, ACISP 2007, Townsville, Australia, July 2-4, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4586;;2007;476;Softcover;Book;XIV, 476 p.;;final;60;64,2;66;46;104,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I15033 Data Encryption ;UXAS;I24067 Management of Computing and Information Systems ;UHB;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;15.2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 12th Australasian Conference on Information Security and Privacy, ACISP 2007, held in Townsville, Australia in July 2007.The 33 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 132 submissions.The papers are organized in topical sections on stream ciphers, hashing, biometrics, secret sharing, cryptanalysis, public key cryptography, authentication, e-commerce, and security.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73389-8;Cooper;"Richard Cooper; Jessie Kennedy (Eds.)";Data , Data Everywhere;24th British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 24, Glasgow, UK, July 3-5, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.

4587;;2007;259;Softcover;Book;XIII, 259 p.;;final;45;48,15;49,5;34,5;78,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I18024 Database Management ;UXA;I18032 Information Storage and Retrieval ;UXAH;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;22.2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 24th British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 24, held in Glasgow, UK, in July 2007.

The 18 revised full papers and 7 revised poster papers presented together with 2 invited contributions were carefully reviewed and selected from 56 submissions.

The papers are ogranized in topical sections on data applications, searching XML documents, querying XML documents, XML transformation, clustering and security, data mining and extraction.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73459-8;M nch;"J rgen M nch; Pekka Abrahamsson (Eds.)";Product-Focused Software Process Improvement;8th International Conference, PROFES 2007, Riga, Latvia, July 2-4, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4589;;2007;414;Softcover;Book;XII, 414 p.;;final;56;59,92;61,6;43;97,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I14029 Software Engineering ;UPD;I24067 Management of Computing and Information Systems ;UHB;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;21.

2007;;;" This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Product Focused Software Process Improvement, PROFES 2007, held in Riga, Latvia in July 2007.The 29 revised full papers presented together with 4 reports on workshops and tutorials and 4 keynote addresses were carefully reviewed and selected from 55 submissions.The papers constitute a balanced mix of academic and industrial aspects; they are organized in topical sections on global software development, software process improvement, software process modeling and evolution, industrial experiences, agile software development, software measurement, simulation and decision support, processes and methods.";;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73367-6;Damm;"Werner Damm; Holger Hermanns (Eds.

)";Computer Aided Verification;19th International Conference, CAV 2007, Berlin, Germany, July 3-7, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4590;;2007;562;Softcover;Book;XV, 562 p.;;final;68;72,76;74,8;52,5;118,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I1603X Logics and Meanings of Programs ;UPC;I14029 Software Engineering ;UPD;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;02.2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification, CAV 2007, held in Berlin, Germany July 2007 in conjunction with the 14th Workshop on Model Checking Software, SPIN 2007.

The 33 revised full papers presented together with 14 tool papers and 3 invited papers and 4 invited tutorials were carefully reviewed and selected from 134 regular paper and 39 tool paper submissions.All current issues in computer aided verification and model checking - from foundational and methodological issues ranging to the evaluation of major tools and systems are addressed.The papers are organized in topical sections on compositionality, verification process, timed synthesis and games, inifinite state verification, tool environments, shapes, concurrent programm verification, reactive designs, parallelisation, constraints and decisions, probabilistic verification, abstraction, assume-guarantee reasoning, hybrid systems, program analysis, as well as SAT and decision procedures.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73369-0;Bosnacki;"Dragan Bosnacki; Stefan Edelkamp (Eds.)";Model Checking Software;14th International SPIN Workshop, Berlin, Germany, July 1-3, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.

;;final;45;48,15;49,5;34,5;78,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I14029 Software Engineering ;UPD;I14037 Programming Languages, Compilers, Interpreters ;UPL;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;21.2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 14th International SPIN workshop on Model Checking Software, SPIN 2007, held in Berlin, Germany in July 2007 in conjunction with the 19th International Conference on Computer Aided Verification, CAV 2007.The 14 revised full papers presented together with 4 tool presentation papers and the abstracts of 2 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 39 submissions.

The papers are organized in topical sections on directed model checking, partial order reduction, program analysis, exploration advances, modeling and case studies, as well as tool demonstrations.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73419-2;Arge;"Lars Arge; Christian Cachin; Thomasz Jurdzi'nski; Andrzej Tarlecki (Eds.)";Automata, Languages and Programming;34th International Colloquium, ICALP 2007, Wroclaw, Poland, July 9-13, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4596;;2007;953;Softcover;Book;XVII, 953 p.;;final;92;98,44;101,2;71;160,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I16005 Theory of Computation ;UA;I14002 Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems ;UPD;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;29.

2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 34th International Colloquium on Automata, Languages and Programming, ICALP 2007, held in Wroclaw, Poland in July 2007.The 76 revised full papers presented together with 4 invited lectures were carefully reviewed and selected from 242 submissions.The papers are grouped in three major tracks on algorithms, automata, complexity and games, on logic, semantics, and theory of programming, and on security and cryptography foundations.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73434-5;Perner;Petra Perner (Ed.

);Advances in Data Mining - Theoretical Aspects and Applications;7th Industrial Conference, ICDM 2007, Leipzig, Germany, July 14-18, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4597;;2007;353;Softcover;Book;XI, 353 p.;;final;52;55,64;57,2;40;91;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I2203X Pattern Recognition;UXP;I22021 Image Processing and Computer Vision;UXHG;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;05.2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th Industrial Conference on Data Mining, ICDM 2007, held in Leipzig, Germany in July 2007.

The 25 revised full papers presented together with 1 invited paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 96 submissions.The papers are organized in topical sections on aspects of classification and prediction, clustering, web mining, data mining in medicine, applications of data mining, time series and frequent pattern mining, and association rule mining.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73544-1;Lin;Guohui Lin (Ed.);Computing and Combinatorics;13th Annual International Conference, COCOON 2007, Banff, Canada, July 16-19, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4598;;2007;570;Softcover;Book;XII, 570 p.

;;final;68;72,76;74,8;52,5;118,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I16021 Algorithm Analysis and Problem Complexity ;UPC;I17028 Discrete Mathematics in Computer Science;UAA;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;29.2007;;; The refereed proceedings of the 13th Annual International Computing and Combinatorics Conference, COCOON 2007, held in Banff, Canada in July 2007.The 51 revised full papers presented together with abstracts of 3 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from 154 submissions.

The papers feature original research works in the areas of algorithms, theory of computation, computational complexity, and combinatorics related to computing.

;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73622-6;Vassiliadis;"Stamatis Vassiliadis; Mladen Berekovic; Timo D.)";Embedded Computer Systems: Architectures, Modeling, and Simulation;7th International Workshop, SAMOS 2007, Samos, Greece, July 16-19, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4599;;2007;466;Softcover;Book;XVII, 466 p.;;final;60;64,2;66;46;104,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I1200X Computer Hardware ;UH;I13014 Processor Architectures ;UHD;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;25.

2007;;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Workshop on Systems, Architectures, Modeling, and Simulation, SAMOS 2007, held in Samos, Greece on July 2007.The 44 revised full papers presented together with 2 keynote talks were thoroughly reviewed and selected from 116 submissions.The papers are organized in topical sections on system modeling and simulation, VLSI architectures, scheduling and programming models, multi-processor architectures, reconfigurable architectures, design space exploration, processor components, embedded processors, SoC for SDR, and wireless sensors.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73533-5;Barker;"Steve Barker; Gail-Joon Ahn (Eds.

)";Data and Applications Security XXI;21st Annual IFIP WG 11.3 Working Conference on Data and Applications Security, Redondo Beach, CA, USA, July 8-11, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.;;final;63;67,41;69,3;48,5;110;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I15033 Data Encryption ;UXAS;I13022 Computer Communication Networks ;UVZ;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;22.2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 21st Annual Working Conference on Data and Applications Security held in Redondo Beach, CA, USA in July 2007.The 18 revised full papers and 2 revised short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 44 submissions.The papers are organized in topical sections on secure query evaluation, location-based security/mobile security, distributed security issues, cryptographic-based security, temporal access control and usage control, as well as system security issues.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73594-6;Pfenning;Frank Pfenning (Ed.);Automated Deduction - CADE 21;21st International Conference on Automated Deduction, Bremen, Germany, July 17-20, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.

4603;;2007;522;Softcover;Book;XII, 522 p.;;final;64;68,48;70,4;49;111,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I21017 Artificial Intelligence (incl.Robotics);UXC;I16048 Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages ;UPL;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;05.2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Automated Deduction, CADE-21, held in Bremen, Germany, in July 2007.

The 28 revised full papers and 6 system descriptions presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 64 submissions.All current aspects of automated deduction are addressed, ranging from theoretical and methodological issues to presentation and evaluation of theorem provers and logical reasoning systems.The papers are organized in topical sections on higher-order logic, description logic, intuitionistic logic, satisfiability modulo theories, induction, rewriting, and polymorphism, first-order logic, model checking and verification, termination, as well as tableaux and first-order systems.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73680-6;Priss;"Uta Priss; Simon Polovina; Richard Hill (Eds.)";Conceptual Structures: Knowledge Architectures for Smart Applications;15th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2007, Sheffield, UK, July 22-27, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.

4604;;2007;514;Softcover;Book;XII, 514 p.;;final;64;68,48;70,4;49;111,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I21017 Artificial Intelligence (incl.Robotics);UXC;I17028 Discrete Mathematics in Computer Science;UAA;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;09.2007;;;" This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Conceptual Structures, ICCS 2007, held in Sheffield, UK in July 2007.

The 28 revised full papers and 13 revised short papers presented together with 4 invited papers and 1 introductory talk were carefully reviewed and selected from about 60 submissions.A special focus is given to application of conceptual structures in business and technological settings; other papers cover research into conceptual structures, which is supported by mathematical and computational theory, including formal concept analysis, algorithm design and graph theory, and a variety of software tools.The papers are organized in topical sections on conceptual graphs, formal concept analysis, and conceptual structures.";;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73539-7;Papadias;"Dimitris Papadias; Donghui Zhang; George Kollios (Eds.)";Advances in Spatial and Temporal Databases;10th International Symposium, SSTD 2007, Boston, MA, USA, July 16.

-18, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.;;final;60;64,2;66;46;104,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I18024 Database Management ;UXA;G13007 Computer Applications in Geosciences ;R;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;29.2007;;; The refereed proceedings of the 10th International Symposium on Spatial and Temporal Databases, SSTD 2007, held in Boston, MA, USA in July 2007.

The 26 revised full papers were thoroughly reviewed and selected from a total of 76 submissions.The papers are classified in the following categories, each corresponding to a conference session: continuous monitoring, indexing and query processing, mining, aggregation and interpolation, semantics and modeling, privacy, uncertainty and approximation, streaming data, distributed systems, and spatial networks.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73529-8;Pras;"Aiko Pras; Marten van Sinderen (Eds.)";Dependable and Adaptable Networks and Services;13th Open European Summer School and IFIP TC6.

6 Workshop, EUNICE 2007, Enschede, The Netherlands, July 18-20, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.

4606;;2007;149;Softcover;Book;XIV, 149 p.;;final;42;44,94;46,2;32,5;73,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I13022 Computer Communication Networks ;UVZ;I13030 Special Purpose and Application-Based Systems ;UT;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;04.2007;;; This volume presents carefully revised texts of selected lectures given at the 13th EUNICE Open European Summer School and the proceedings of the conjoint IFIP TC6.6 Workshop on Dependable and Adaptable Networks and Services, EUNICE 2007, held at the University of Twente in Enschede, The Netherlands, in July 2007.

The 17 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions.The papers are organized in topical sections on middleware and supportive services, context-awareness, voice over IP, user behavior, security and legal aspects, performance aspects, and novel architectures.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73596-0;Baresi;"Luciano Baresi; Piero Fraternali; Geert-Jan Houben (Eds.)";Web Engineering;7th International Conference, ICWE 2007, Como, Italy, July 16-20, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4607;;2007;576;Softcover;Book;XVI, 576 p.

;;final;68;72,76;74,8;52,5;118,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I18032 Information Storage and Retrieval ;UXAH;I13022 Computer Communication Networks ;UVZ;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;09.2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Web Engineering, ICWE 2007, held in Como, Italy in July 2007.The 26 revised full papers and 13 revised short papers presented together with 9 demonstration papers, 4 industrial papers, and 4 papers of the doctoral symposium, were carefully reviewed and selected from 172 submissions.The papers are organized in topical sections on services, metrics and quality, caching, interfaces, models, verification and testing, semantics and Web 2.

0, search, application development, demonstrations, the industrial track, and the doctoral consortium.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73550-2;Schmidt;"Heinz G.)";Component-Based Software Engineering;10th International Symposium, CBSE 2007, Medford, MA, USA, July 9-11, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4608;;2007;283;Softcover;Book;XII, 283 p.;;final;45;48,15;49,5;34,5;78,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I14029 Software Engineering ;UPD;I14010 Programming Techniques ;UP;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;29.2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on Component-Based Software Engineering, CBSE 2007, held in Medford, MA, USA in July 2007.

The 19 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 89 submissions.The papers feature new trends in global software services and distributed systems architectures to push the limits of established and tested component-based methods, tools and platforms.The papers are organized in topical sections on component-based architectures and change, quality of service, runtime verification and monitoring, extra-functional properties and compositional reasoning, as well as Web services, late composition and verification.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73588-5;Ernst;Erik Ernst (Ed.);ECOOP - Object-Oriented Programming;21th European Conference, Berlin, Germany, July 30 - August 3, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.

4609;;2007;625;Softcover;Book;XIII, 625 p.;;final;72;77,04;79,2;55,5;125,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I14010 Programming Techniques ;UP;I14029 Software Engineering ;UPD;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;26.2007;;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 21st European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming, ECOOP 2007, held in Berlin, Germany in July/August 2007.The 25 revised full papers, presented together with 3 invited talks were carefully reviewed and selected from a total of 135 final submissions.

The papers are organized in topical sections on types, runtime implementation, empirical studies, programs and predicates, language design, inheritance and derivation, aspects, as well as language about language.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73546-5;Xiao;"Bin Xiao; Laurence T.Yang; Jianhua Ma; Christian Muller-Schloer; Yu Hua (Eds.)";Autonomic and Trusted Computing;4th International Conference, ATC 2007, Hong Kong, China, July 11-13, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4610;;2007;571;Softcover;Book;XVIII, 571 p.

;;final;68;72,76;74,8;52,5;118,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I14050 Systems and Data Security;UAC;I14029 Software Engineering ;UPD;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;02.2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing, ATC 2007, held in Hong Kong, China in July 2007, co-located with UIC 2007, the 4th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing.The 55 revised full papers presented together with 1 keynote lecture were carefully reviewed and selected from 223 submissions.The papers are organized in topical sections on cryptography and signatures, autonomic computing and services, secure and trusted computing, autonomic models and architectures, trusted models and systems, intrusion detection, access control, trusted computing and communications, key management, worm detection and data security, secured services and applications, as well as fault-tolerant systems.

;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73548-9;Indulska;"Jadwiga Indulska; Jianhua Ma; Laurence T.)";Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing;4th International Conference, UIC 2007, Hong Kong, China, July 11-13, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4611;;2007;1257;Softcover;Book;XXIII, 1257 p.

;;final;114;121,98;125,4;87,5;198,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I18040 Information Systems Applications ( et) ;UHB;I13022 Computer Communication Networks ;UVZ;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;29.

2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing, UIC 2007, held in Hong Kong, China in July 2007, co-located with ATC 2007, the 4th International Conference on Autonomic and Trusted Computing.The 119 revised full papers presented together with 1 keynote paper and 1 invited paper were carefully reviewed and selected from 463 submissions.The papers are organized in topical sections on smart objects and embedded systems, smart spaces/environments/services, ad-hoc and intelligent networks, sensor networks, pervasive communication and mobile systems, context-aware applications and systems, service oriented middleware and applications, intelligent computing: models and services, as well as security, safety and privacy.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73579-3;Miguel;"Ian Miguel; Wheeler Tuml (Eds.

)";Abstraction, Reformulation, and Approximation;7th International Symposium, SARA 2007, Whistler, Canada, July 18-21, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4612;;2007;418;Softcover;Book;XI, 418 p.;;final;56;59,92;61,6;43;97,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I21017 Artificial Intelligence (incl.Robotics);UXC;I16048 Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages ;UPL;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;04.2007;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on Abstraction, Reformulation, and Approximation, SARA 2007, held in Whistler, Canada, in July 2007.The 26 revised full papers presented together with the abstracts of 3 invited papers and 13 research summaries were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book.All current aspects of abstraction, reformulation, and approximation in the context of human common-sense reasoning, problem solving, and efficiently reasoning in complex domains are addressed.Among the application fields of these techniques are automated reasoning, automatic programming, cognitive modelling, constraint programming, design, diagnosis, machine learning, model-based reasoning, planning, reasoning, scheduling, search, theorem proving, and tutoring.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73555-7;Dress;"Andreas Dress; Yinfeng Xu; Binhai Zhu (Eds.

)";Combinatorial Optimization and Application;First International Conference, COCOA 2007, Xi'an, China, August 14-16, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4616;;2007;390;Softcover;Book;XI, 390 p.;;final;56;59,92;61,6;43;97,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I16021 Algorithm Analysis and Problem Complexity ;UPC;I17028 Discrete Mathematics in Computer Science;UAA;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;26.2007;;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications, COCOA 2007, held in Xi'an, China in August 2007.

The 29 revised full papers presented together with 8 invited papers and 2 invited presentations were carefully reviewed and selected from 114 submissions.The papers feature original research in the areas of combinatorial optimization - both theoretical issues and and applications motivated by real-world problems thus showing convincingly the usefulness and efficiency of the algorithms discussed in a practical setting.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73728-5;Torra;"Vicen Torra; Yasuo Narukawa; Yuji Yoshida (Eds.)";Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence;4th International Conference, MDAI 2007, Kitakyushu, Japan, August 16-18, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4617;;2007;502;Softcover;Book;XII, 502 p.

;;final;64;68,48;70,4;49;111,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I21017 Artificial Intelligence (incl.Robotics);UXC;I16048 Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages ;UPL;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;01.2007;;;;" This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence, MDAI 2007, held in Kitakyushu, Japan, in August 2007.The 42 revised full papers presented together with 4 invited lectures were thoroughly reviewed and selected from 193 submissions; they are devoted to theory and tools for modeling decisions, as well as applications that encompass decision making processes and information fusion techniques.

The papers are organized in topical sections on decision making, non additive measures and concept lattices, clustering and rough sets, soft computing, and applications.";;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73553-3;Akl;"Selim G.)";Unconventional Computation;6th International Conference, UC 2007, Kingston, Canada, August 13-17, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.;;final;45;48,15;49,5;34,5;78,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I16013 Computation by Abstract Devices ;UPC;I16021 Algorithm Analysis and Problem Complexity ;UPC;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;26.2007;;;;" This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Unconventional Computation, UC 2007, held in Kingston, Canada, in August 2007.The 17 revised full papers presented together with 4 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book.All current aspects of unconventional computation are addressed - theory as well as experiments and applications.Typical topics are: natural computing including quantum, cellular, molecular, neural and evolutionary computing; chaos and dynamical systems based computing; and various proposals for computations that go beyond the Turing model.";;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73857-2;Mossakowski;"Till Mossakowski; Ugo Montanari; Magne Haveraaen (Eds.

)";Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science;Second International Conference, CALCO 2007, Bergen, Norway, August 20-24, 2007, Proceedings;Lecture Notes in Computer Science Vol.4624;;2007;463;Softcover;Book;XI, 463 p.;;final;60;64,2;66;46;104,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I1603X Logics and Meanings of Programs ;UPC;I16048 Mathematical Logic and Formal Languages ;UPL;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;06.2007;;;; This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Algebra and Coalgebra in Computer Science, CALCO 2007, held in Bergen, Norway in August 2007.

The 26 revised full papers presented together with 4 invited papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 57 submissions.Addressing two basic areas of application for algebras and coalgebras - as mathematical objects as well as their application in computer science - the papers cover topics such as abstract models and logics, specialised models and calculi, algebraic and coalgebraic semantics, and system specification and verification.;;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-72959-4;Siarry;"Patrick Siarry; Zbigniew Michalewicz (Eds.)";Advances in Metaheuristics for Hard Optimization;;Natural Computing Series ;;2008;500;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;74,95;80,2;82,45;57,5;130,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I21017 Artificial Intelligence (incl.Robotics);UXC;M26008 Optimization;PBU;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;09.2007;;;;" Many advances have been made recently in metaheuristic methods, from theory to applications.

The editors, both leading experts in this field, have assembled a team of researchers to contribute 21 chapters organized into parts on simulated annealing, tabu search, ant colony algorithms, general purpose studies of evolutionary algorithms, applications of evolutionary algorithms, and metaheuristics.The book gathers contributions related to the following topics: theoretical developments in metaheuristics; adaptation of discrete metaheuristics to continuous optimization; performance comparisons of metaheuristics; cooperative methods combining different approaches; parallel and distributed metaheuristics for multiobjective optimization; software implementations; and real-world applications.This book is suitable for practitioners, researchers and graduate students in disciplines such as optimization, heuristics, operations research, and natural computing.";;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-0-387-72771-4;Zhuge;Hai Zhuge;The Web Resource Space Model;;Web Information Systems Engineering and Internet Technologies Book Series Vol.4;;2008;;Hardcover;Book;;;approx;84,7;90,63;93,17;65;139;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I18040 Information Systems Applications ( et) ;UHB;I18008 Information Systems and Communication Service ;UT;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag US;Planned;01.

- The Completeness and Necessary Theory for Query Operations on RSM.- Calculus Theory for Query Operations on RSM.; Classifying objects into categories at different granularity levels, establishing links between known objects, and discovering clues between known and unknown objects are essential for new-generation semantic data models.This book introduces the Resource Space Model (RSM), which effectively organizes and correctly manages resources by normalizing classification semantics.This volume presents basic models of RSM and the Semantic Link Network (SLN), the relationship between the two, and an approach to integrating the two models and exploring their semantic-rich interconnection.

Also detailed is a comprehensive theory of query operations on RSM and extensive coverage of the distributed RSM in parallel with the distributed relational database systems.This text is sure to be considered a substantial contribution to the field of Knowledge Grid by researchers in the areas of web, semantic web, and decentralized data engineering, as well as the emerging semantic and knowledge grid arena.; Introduces the Resource Space Model (RSM) and relevant theories to efficiently manage e-resources by normalized classification semantics Author is leading, well-cited figure in Knowledge Grid area;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-3-7643-8544-6;Anthony;"Richard Anthony; Fabian E.)";Hot Topics in Autonomic Computing;;Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies and Autonomic Computing ;;2008;250;Softcover;Book;Approx.;;final;39,9;42,69;43,89;30,5;69;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I21017 Artificial Intelligence (incl.Robotics);UXC;I13030 Special Purpose and Application-Based Systems ;UT;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Collection of essays;Birkh user Basel;Planned;01.2008;;; From the contents: Towards an Autonomic Computing Testbed.- Categorizing and differencing system behaviors.- Invited Paper: Implementing Prato, a database on demand service.- Prize Paper: Enabling Policy-Driven Self-Management for Enterprise-Scale Systems.- Policies as Signals in Collaborative Policy Engineering.

- Policy-Based Context Modelling and Ontologies in Autonomic Applications to Facilitate the Information Interoperability in NGN.- Industry Case Study: Policy-driven self-management for an automotive middleware.- Exploiting Emergent Behavior for Inter-Vehicle Communication.- Autonomic Operations in Cooperative Stream Processing Systems.- Observer: keeping system models from becoming obsolete.

;" Policy-based computing is one of many techniques used to implement autonomic computer systems.The mechanisms are fixed at design time, but the actual run-time behaviour is decided by the policy.This facilitates contextual awareness as the policy may take account of various environmental inputs from sensors and external software systems.

Policy-based mechanisms are also very useful in specifying system behaviour - such as when specifying Service Level Agreements, and subsequently monitoring whether these agreements have been adhered to.

Policy-based configuration is highly versatile and generally applicable across a very wide application space.When compared with other autonomics techniques, policies represent one of the lowest risk and lowest cost solutions; because there is relatively low complexity."; Represents state of the art concepts and practice Various aspects of using policies in the context of autonomic computing Survey articles that highlight research directions in policy languages, tools and frameworks;9 ;Research and Development;Wissensch.Buch /Science Book (WI) ;978-3-7643-8546-0;Annicchiarico;"Roberta Annicchiarico; Ulises Cort s; Cristina Urdiales (Eds.)";Agent Technology and e-Health;;Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies and Autonomic Computing ;;2008;200;Softcover;Book;Approx.

;;final;39,9;42,69;43,89;30,5;69,9;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I21017 Artificial Intelligence (incl.Robotics);UXC;I13006 Computer Systems Organization and Communication Networks;UHB;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Collected works;Birkh user Basel;Planned;01.2008;;; HealthAgents - Agent-based Distributed Decision Support System for Brain Tumour Diagnosis and Prognosis.

- SAPHIRE: A Multi-Agent System for Remote Healthcare Monitoring through Computerized Clinical Guidelines.- K4CARE: Knowledge-Based HomeCare eServices for an Ageing Europe.- ASPIC: Argumentation Service Platform with Integrated Components.- Applying Provenance in Distributed Organ Transplant Management.- Supported Human Autonomy for Recovery and Enhancement of cognitive and motor disabilities using Agent technologies.

; Multi-agent systems are one of the most exciting research areas in Artificial Intelligence.In the last ten years there has been a growing interest in the application of agent-based systems in health care.Moreover, a growing European community of researchers interested in the application of intelligent agents in health care emerged as a result of the activities within the European network and the AgentLink III Technical Forum Group on Healthcare Applications of Intelligent Agents.And specially in R and D projects funded during the FP6.Thus, this book reports on the results achieved in this area, discuss the benefits (and drawbacks) that agent-based systems may bring to medical domains and society, and also to provide a list of the research topics that should be tackled in the near future to make the deployment of health-care agent-based systems a reality.

; Presents results achieved in Healthcare Applications of Intelligent Agents Comprehensive view of the field, up-to-date information and state of the art of the research;9 ;Science;Wissensch.Buch /Science Book (WI) ;978-3-7643-8542-2;Moreno;"Antonio Moreno; Juan Pav n (Eds.)";Issues in Multi-Agent Systems;From Research to Practice;Whitestein Series in Software Agent Technologies and Autonomic Computing ;;2008;250;Softcover;Book;Approx.;;final;39,9;42,69;43,89;30,5;69,9;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I13006 Computer Systems Organization and Communication Networks;UHB;I21017 Artificial Intelligence (incl.

Robotics);UXC;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Birkh user Basel;Planned;01.- Ubiquitous computing, mobile environments.

- Artificial social intelligence in MAS: from swarms to electronic institutions.; The agent paradigm has been a subject of research for the last years, and the purpose of this book is to present current status of this technology by looking at its application in different domains, such as electronic markets, e-tourism, ambience intelligence, and complex system analysis.It starts by discussing software engineering issues for the development of multi-agent systems, how much it costs to build a multi-agent system, and which methods and tools are currently available.Next chapters present some of the most relevant aspects that are considered for the development of multi-agent systems: ubiquitous computing, learning and planning, trust and security, electronic institutions and swarm intelligence.Last chapters focus on concrete applications of physical agents and e-tourism applications, to illustrate how to integrate the previously discussed aspects.The book is written by researchers with experience in technology transfer, and therefore it is oriented to practice.

; Presents current status of research and application in different domains Software engineering issues for the development of multi-agent systems Gives some of the most relevant aspects that are considered for the development of multi-agent systems;9 ;Science;Wissensch.Buch /Science Book (WI) ;978-0-387-73136-0;Pejas;"Jerzy Pejas; Khalid Saeed (Eds.)";Advances in Information Processing and Protection;;;;2008;460;Hardcover;Book;XIV, 460 p.;;final;129,95;139,05;142,95;100;226,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I15041 Coding and Information Theory ;UA;I15009 Data Structures, Cryptology and Information Theory ;UAD;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag US;Planned;01.- The Grouping of Valuations in Probabilistic Algorithms.- Networked Robots Personal Tastes Acquisition and Sharing.

- Reduction of Rules of a Fuzzy Model Response for Fuzzy Inputs.

- Multiple Error Detection in Substitution Blocks for Block Ciphers.- Automatic Parallelization Method of Encryption Algorithms.- Covert Channel for Improving VOIP Security.- Cryptanalysis of Chaotic Product Cipher.- Image Pre-classification for Biometrics Identification Systems.

- New Experiments on Word Recognition Without Segmentation.- Reliability of Node Information on Autonomous Load Distribution Method.- A Consideration of Processor Utilization on Multi-Processor Systems.; This book contains a selection of the best papers given at the Advanced Computer Systems Conference in October 2006 in Poland.The book is partitioned into four topical areas: The Artificial Intelligence section includes papers on Humatronics, Fuzzy Logic, Robotics, Cell, Genetic and Probabilistic Algorithms, Incomplete Data and Similarity Relations, and Fast Neural Networks.

The Computer Security and Safety section covers a wide range of issues, from Error Detection in Block Ciphers to Visual Cryptography Methods.The Image Analysis, Graphics and Biometrics section deals with the extraction of meaningful information from images as well as methods for uniquely recognizing humans based upon intrinsic physical or behavioral traits.The Computer Simulation and Data Analysis section concerns computer programs that attempt to simulate an abstract model of a particular system and transform data with the aim of extracting useful information and facilitating conclusions.; Combines the very latest research from both Computer Science and Industrial Management, focusing on Biometrics and Information Technology Security Covers wide range of topics in well-organized topical areas;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-0-387-73820-8;Huang;"Scott Huang; David MacCallum; Ding-Zhu Du (Eds.)";Network Security;;;;2008;370;Hardcover;Book;Approx.

;;approx;99,35;106,3;109,29;76,5;173;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I15041 Coding and Information Theory ;UA;I15009 Data Structures, Cryptology and Information Theory ;UAD;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag US;Planned;01.2007;;;Conventional Cryptographic Primitives.- A Cryptographic Framework for the Controlled Release of Certified Data.

- Mechanical Verification of Cryptographic Protocols.- Scalable Group Key Management for Secure Multicast: A Taxonomy and New Directions.- Web Forms and Untraceable DDoS Attacks.- Attacks and Countermeasures in Sensor Networks: A Survey.

- Efficient Trapdoor-Based Client Puzzle Against DoS Attacks.- Security Issues of Mobile Ad Hoc Networks.- Routing Security in Ad Hoc Wireless Networks.- Insider Threat Assessment: Models, Analysis, and Tools.- Toward Automated Intrusion Alert Analysis.

; This book provides a reference tool for the increasing number of the scientists whose research is related to sensor network security.The book is organized into several sections, each including some chapters exploring a specific topic.Network security is attracting great attention and there are many research topics waiting to be studied.In this book, the topics covered include network design and modeling, network management, data management, security and applications.The aim, intent, and motivation of this book is to provide a reference tool for the increasing number of scientists whose research is more or less involved in network security.

;Contains the most current techniques and advances in network security;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-1-84628-928-6;Mendes;"Antonio Jose Nunes Mendes; Maria Isabel Alves Rodriques Pereira; Rogerio Paulo Pais da Costa (Eds.)";Computers and Education: Towards Educational Change and Innovation;;;;2008;284;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;approx;99;105,93;108,9;55;172,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I24032 Computers and Education ;JDVC;I18067 User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction;UZM;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer-Verlag London;Planned;01.

2007;;; Applications of Adaptive Hypermedia in Education.- Protocols of Coordination and Structured Communication in Synchronous CSCL Environments.- Components of an EML Proposal for Collaborative Learning Modeling.- Analysis of Engaged Online Collaborative Discourse: A Methodological Approach.

- Adding Constraints to a Virtual Course Using a Formal Approach to the Interactions in Collaborative Learning.- An experiment in collaborative writing.- The ‘contract’ as a pedagogical tool in e-Learning.- Development of a personalized e-learning experience based on IMS standard technologies.

Proposal for an Evaluation Model on the Quality of e-Learning Courses.- Pedagogical Approaches for Online Environments.- Contextual Online Learning Model: a proposal.- School Web Pages and Writing: from Product Exhibition to Knowledge Construction.- Taking Advantage of the Web in the Portuguese Class: an Experience.

- Kitchen Science: through the window of the Web.- Development and Experience in Teaching Biochemistry with a Multimedia Study Environment.- An Educative Application Based on Bloom’s Taxonomy for the Learning of Inheritance in Oriented-Object Programming.- Visualization and Role-play to Teach Object-Oriented Programming.- Making Concept Maps available on the Web to the students.

- The Web as a means of promoting reading and writing habits: The [email protected] Project.- Usage of the AWLA Online Writing Resource for Language Learning.- Blogs: A teaching resource and a pedagogical strategy.- An Ontology Based Semantic System for Mathematical Problem Solving.

- LOMEditor: Composition and classification of learning objects.- Arguing on-line in order to learn how to argue.- Use of ICT and project work in teacher training at the public school system.- The Production of Internet Pages by Visual Impaired PSENs through a Computer Mediated Distance Learning Program.;" This volume contains a selection of papers covering the latest research and experiences on the application of Information and Communication Technologies in the field of Education.

Areas covered include: Design, development and evaluation of innovative educational environments - Web based courses, tools and resources - ICT in special education - Collaborative learning - Distance learning supported by Information and Communication Technologies - E-Learning in Higher Education - Innovative experiments using ICT in educational context - Methodologies for ICT use in educational context - Social aspects of the utilization of ICT in education - Educational applications of ubiquitous computing.An important book for researchers and practitioners in e-learning, computer-based education, educational software, distributed learning, lifelong learning and open and distance learning; as well as developers and users of educational software and computer-mediated educational tools.";;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-84628-983-5;Tuyls;"Pim Tuyls; Boris Škoric; Tom Kevenaar (Eds.)";Security with Noisy Data;Private Biometrics, Secure Key Storage and Anti-Counterfeiting;;;2008;340;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;76,95;82,34;84,65;46;134;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I22040 Biometrics;UXP;I15009 Data Structures, Cryptology and Information Theory ;UAD;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer-Verlag London;In production;01.- Part I: Theory of Security with Noisy Data.- A Communication-Theretical View on Secret Extraction.- Fuzzy Identities and Attribute-Based Encryption.- Unconditionally Secure Multi-Party Computation from Noisy Resources.- Computationally Secure Authentication with Noisy Data.- Part II: Applications of Security with Noisy Data.

- Privacy enhancements for Inexact Biometric Templates.- Entropy Estimation for Optical PUFs Based on Context-Tree Weighting Methods.- Experimental Hardware for Coating PUFs and Optical PUFs.;" Noisy data appear very naturally in applications where the authentication is based on physical identifiers.This book provides a self-contained overview of the techniques and applications of security based on noisy data.It covers both the theory of authentication based on noisy data and shows it in practice as a key tool for prevention of counterfeiting.Biometrics and physical unclonable functions are discussed extensively.Key new technologies discussed include: -Algorithms to derive secure keys form noisy data in particular from Physical Unclonable Functions and Biometrics, - also the theory which proves that those algorithms are secure is made accessible; Practical Implementations of the above mentioned algorithms; - Techniques that give insight in the security of those systems in practice; An overview and detailed description of new applications that become possible by using these new algorithms.

This book can serve as a starting point for PhD students entering the field and will also benefit professionals."; A state-of-the-art survey into the theory and practice of new technologies in the field of security based on noisy data Provides a comprehensive overview of the theory of extracting cryptographic keys from noisy data Describes applications in the field of biometrics, secure key storage, and anti-counterfeiting;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-84628-870-8;Sarfraz;Muhammad Sarfraz;Interactive Curve Modeling;with Applications to Computer Graphics, Vision and Image Processing;;;2008;358;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;74,95;80,2;82,45;46;130,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I22013 Computer Graphics;UXHG;I22021 Image Processing and Computer Vision;UXHG;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Graduate/Advanced undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag London;In production;01.

- Rational Cubic Spline with Shape Control.- Linear, Conic and Rational Cubic Splines.- Shape Preserving Rational Interpolation for Planar Curves.- Visualization of Shaped Data by Rational Cubic Spline.- Visualization of Shaped Data by Cubic Spline Interpolation.- Corner Detection for Curve Segmentation.- Digital Outline Capture with Cubic Curves.- Computer-Aided Reverse Engineering using Evolutionary Heuristics on NURBS.

- Multiresolution Framework for B-Splines.; This book covers Curve Modeling with solutions to real life problems relating to Computer Graphics, Vision, Image Processing, Geometric Modeling and CAD/CAM.Chapters deal with basic concepts, curve design techniques and their use to various applications and a wide range of problems with their automated solutions through computers.The book aims to stimulate views and provide a source where the reader can find the latest developments in the field including a variety of techniques, applications, and systems necessary for solving real life problems.'Interactive Curve Modeling with Application to Computer Graphics, Vision and Image Processing' provides an invaluable resource, which focuses on interdisciplinary methods and affiliates up-to-date methodologies - An extremely useful book for undergraduate senior students as well as graduate students, practitioners and researchers in the areas of Computer Science, Engineering, and other computational sciences.

; No such other up-to-date book exists Provides a class of practical solutions to real life and multidisciplinary problems;9 ;Students;Standard (0) ;978-1-84628-956-9;Biswas;"Sambhunath Biswas; Brian C.Lovell";B zier and Splines in Image Processing and Machine Vision;;;;2008;246;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;69,95;74,85;76,95;39,95;122;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I22021 Image Processing and Computer Vision;UXHG;I22005 Computer Imaging, Vision, Pattern Recognition and Graphics;UXHM;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Reference work;Springer-Verlag London;In production;01.

- 1 Bernstein Polynomial and B zier-Bernstein Spline.- Significance of Bernstein Polynomial in Splines.- Two Different Concepts of Segmentation.- 3 1-d B-B Spline Polynomial and Hilbert Scan for Graylevel Image Coding.- Shortcomings of Bernstein Polynomial and Error of Approximation.- SLIC: Sub-image Based Lossy Image Compression.- Cardinal B-spline Basis and Riesz Basis.- 8 Spline Wavelets: Construction, Implication and Uses.- Cardinal B-spline Basis and Riesz Basis.- Splines and Energy Minimisation Techniques.

- 10 Globally Optimal Energy Minimisation Techinques.; Digital image processing and machine vision have grown considerably during the last few decades.Of the various techniques, developed so far, splines play a significant role in many of them.

This book deals with various image processing and machine vision problems efficiently with splines and includes: the significance of Bernstein Polynomial in splines, detailed coverage of Beta-splines applications which are relatively new, Splines in motion tracking, various deformative models and their uses.Finally the book covers wavelet splines which are efficient and effective in different image applications.; Examines the various uses of splines in the area of Image Processing and Machine Vision Includes all significant splines as well as the latest one - the wavelet spline;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-84628-966-8;Craig;Iain D.Craig;Formal Refinement for Operating System Kernels;;;;2007;336;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;approx;65,95;70,57;72,55;45;115;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I14002 Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems ;UPD;;;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag London;In production;01.- An Overview of the Formal Specification.; The kernel of any operating system is its most critical component.The remainder of the system depends upon a correctly functioning and reliable kernel for its operation.The purpose of this book is to show that the formal specification of kernels can be followed by a completely formal refinement process that leads to the extraction of executable code.The formal refinement process ensures that the code meets the specification in a precise sense.The first is small and of the kind often used in embedded and real-time systems.It closely resembles the one modelled in our Formal Models of Operating System Kernels.The second is a Separation Kernel, a microkernel architecture devised for cryptographic and other secure applications.Both kernels are refined to the point at which executable code can be extracted.Apart from documenting the process, including proofs, this book also shows how refinement of a realistically sized specification can be undertaken.

;Contains the formal refinement of two small kernels;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-84628-920-0;Ratha;"N.)";Advances in Biometrics;Sensors, Systems and Algorithms;;;2007;462;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;62,95;67,36;69,25;43;110;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I22040 Biometrics;UXP;I2203X Pattern Recognition;UXP;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer-Verlag London;In production;01.2007;;; From the contents Multispectral Fingerprint Image Acquisition.- Ultrasonic Sensors for Capturing Livescan of Fingerprint Biometrics.- Finger Vein Authentication Technology and financial Applications.- Iris Recognition in Less Constrained Environments.- Ocular Biometrics: Simultaneous Capture and Analysis of the Retina and iris.

- Voice-based Speaker Recognition Combining Acoustic and Stylistic Features.- Function-based On-line Signature Verification.

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- Writer Identification and Verification.- Improved Iris Recognition Using Probabilistic Information from Correlation Filters.- Pose and Illumination Issues in Face and Gait-based Human Identification At the present, the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries have many potentially useful small molecule inhibitors of many pathways important in cancer that   Components: the Function Pages.- Administration.- Life in MediaWiki.- TWiki, the Jack of all Trades: Installing TWiki.- Working with TWiki.- Formatting in TWiki..

- Pose and Illumination Issues in Face and Gait-based Human Identification.

- SVDD-based Face Reconstruction in Degraded Images.- Fingerprint Synthesis and Spoof Detection.- Match-on-Card for Secure and Scalable Biometric Authentication 12 Nov 2017 -   engineering 82 pages / 22550 words american writing from scratch 14 days; Write me a report engineering 3 days business british university; Best website to get a report engineering chicago platinum academic undergrad. (yrs 1-2); How to order custom intellectual property thesis apa 14 days 120 nbsp  .- Match-on-Card for Secure and Scalable Biometric Authentication.- Privacy and Security Enhancements in Biometrics.

- Adaptive Biometric Systems that can Improve with Use.

; Biometrics technology continues to stride forward with its wider acceptance and its perceived need in various new security facets of modern society.Biometrics is being required to meet the growing challenges of identity management.While biometrics finds use in all diverse applications, the research challenges continue to grow as the user community expects a fully automatic system to cover the whole universal population with almost no errors.Recent advances in biometrics include new developments in sensors, modalities and algorithms.

As new sensors are designed, newer challenges emerge in the algorithms for accurate recognition.New modalities have been discovered in addition to the fusion of existing modalities to improve accuracy and wider coverage.Written for researchers, advanced students and practitioners to use as a handbook, this volume captures the very latest state-of-the-art research contributions from leading international researchers in the field.; Contributions from set of renowned active international researchers Selection of topics has been based on the novelty and advances made in these areas, capturing the key developments;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73521-2;Weske;Mathias Weske;Business Process Management;Concepts, Languages, Architectures;;;2007;;Hardcover;Book;;;final;59,95;64,15;65,95;46;104,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I18040 Information Systems Applications ( et) ;UHB;W26007 Business Information Systems;KMRL;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Graduate/Advanced undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Planned;01.2007;;; Part I: Foundation 1) Introduction 2) Evolution of Enterprise Systems Architectures.- Part II: Business Process Modeling 3) Business Process Modeling Foundation 4) Process Orchestrations 5) Process Choreographies 6) Properties of Business Processes.- Part III: Architectures and Methodologies 7) Traditional BPM Architectures 8) Advanced BPM Architectures 9) Business Process Methodology.; Business process management is usually treated from two different perspectives: business administration and computer science.While business administration professionals tend to consider information technology as a subordinate aspect for experts to handle, by contrast computer scientists often consider business goals and organizational regulations as terms that do not deserve much thought but require the appropriate level of abstraction.Mathias Weske argues that the communities involved need to share a common understanding of the principles underlying business process management.To this end, he develops an overall picture that describes core BPM concepts and technologies and explains their relationships.This picture covers high-level business aspects like business goals, strategies, and value chains, but it concentrates on process modeling techniques and process enactment platforms, taking into account the different stakeholders involved.

After starting with a presentation of general foundations, process orchestrations and process choreographies are covered.Based on control flow patterns, concrete process languages are introduced in a concise manner, including Workflow nets, Event-driven Process Chains, Yet Another Workflow Language, and the Business Process Modeling Notation.The various stages during the design and implementation of process choreographies are discussed.Different soundness properties are investigated in a chapter on formal aspects of business processes.Finally, he investigates concrete architectures to enact business processes, including workflow management architectures, case handling architectures and service-oriented architectures.

He also shows how standards like SOAP, WSDL, and BPEL fit into the picture.This textbook is ideally suited for classes on business process management, information systems architecture, and workflow management.It is also valuable for project managers and IT professionals working in business process management, since it provides a vendor-independent view on the topic.The accompanying website contains further information, such as links to references that are available online, exercises that offer the reader a deeper involvement with the topics addressed, and additional teaching material.;;9 ;Students;Standard (0) ;978-3-540-45121-1;Schmidt;Klaus Schmidt;High Performance Computing;History, Concepts, and Implementation;;;2008;350;Hardcover;Book;Approx.

;;final;49,95;53,45;54,95;38,5;87;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I14002 Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems ;UPD;I14010 Programming Techniques ;UP;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Professional book;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Planned;01.- Development of Supercomputers and Clusters.Architecture, Chips, Clusters and Nodes.- Introduction into High Performance Programming.- Fortran and c as Programming Languages.Practise (how to configure and purchase).

; High Performance Computing (HPC) is the area of supercomputers, the fastest and best systems of their time.Most supercomputers are used to solve scientific problems, be it weather forecasting, simulation of car crashes or wind tunnels, modeling of proteins in bio-chemical research, or for simulation of atom-bomb tests.

The book deals with systems that are in practical use for such application areas.In the first part, the history of supercomputers is described, and it is shown which properties and trends will remain in the future.The second part describes all aspects of High Performance Computing, from chip technology over computer and cluster architecture, up to software, algorithms, and applications.The third part explores the practice of HPC planning: system selection, benchmarks, acceptance tests, and implementation of HPC environments.Finally, the book closes with an outlook on current trends and visions like Grid Computing.

; Introduction and overview to the field of High Performance Computing (HPC) Generic HPC architecture is explained and introduced in detail For practitioners who want to build and use HPC systems;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-3-540-35150-4;Ebersbach;"Anja Ebersbach; Markus Glaser; Richard Heigl";Wiki;Web Collaboration;;2nd completely rev.;2008;380;Softcover;Book with CD-ROM;Approx.;;final;44,95;48,1;49,45;34,5;78,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I18040 Information Systems Applications ( et) ;UHB;I18059 Multimedia Information Systems ;USW;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Professional book;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Planned;01.- TWiki, the Jack of all Trades: Installing TWiki.

- TWiki as a Project Kit: Preliminary Thoughts: What is a Project.- Conceptual Phase: Collecting Ideas and Outlining the Project.- Tools with a Future: Technical Challenges.; Wikis are Web-based applications that allow all users not only to view pages but also to change them.

The success of the Internet encyclopedia Wikipedia has drawn increasing attention from private users, small organizations and enterprises to the various possible uses of wikis.Their simple structure and straightforward operation make them a serious alternative to expensive content management systems and also provide a basis for many applications in the area of collaborative work.We show the practical use of wikis in carrying out projects for users as well as for maintainers.This includes a step-by-step introduction to wiki philosophy, social effects and functions, a survey of their controls and components, and the installation and configuration of the wiki clones MediaWiki and TWiki.In order to exemplify the possibilities of the software, we use it as a project tool for planning a conference.

; Offers a guide to the application of Wikis Practice-oriented presentation with directly applicable tools CD-ROM with OpenSource Wiki Tools, a project data base with sample pages;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-1-84628-962-0;Poo;"Danny Poo; Derek Kiong; Swarnalatha Ashok";Object-Oriented Programming and Java;;;2nd ed.;;final;36,95;39,54;40,65;24,95;64,5;;;;;;;English;Computer Science;I14037 Programming Languages, Compilers, Interpreters ;UPL;I14010 Programming Techniques ;UP;Computer Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag London;In production;01.

- Classification, Generalization and Specialization.- Object Serialization and Remote Method Invocation.; Object-Oriented Programming and Java presents two important topics in contemporary software development: object-oriented programming and Java.

This book takes a different teaching approach from most available literature, it begins with the description of real-world object interaction scenarios and explains how they can be translated, represented and executed using object-oriented programming paradigm.Principally, Java is an object-oriented programming language.By establishing a solid foundation in the understanding of object-oriented programming concepts and their applications, the book provides readers with the pre-requisites for writing proper object-oriented programs using Java.Object-Oriented Programming and Java covers the latest in Java technologies and is suitable for undergraduate or postgraduate courses on object-oriented technology, and in particular, using Java as a programming language for creating object-oriented programs.; Teaches Java and object-oriented programming in a systematic fundamentals-first approach Includes the latest in Java technology;9 ;Students;Standard (0) ;978-4-431-72733-0;;;;;Advances in Mathematical Economics Vol.

;;final;64,95;69,5;71,45;50;113,5;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W12065 Economic Theory;KCA;;;Business / Economics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Tokyo;Available;;22.2007;; Seiichi Iwamoto: Golden optimal policy in calculus of variation and dynamic programming.- Takanori Ibaraki, Wataru Takahashi: Weak and strong convergence theorems for new resolvents of maximal monotone operators in banach spaces.

- Charles Castaing, Mohammed Saadoune: Koml s type convergence for random variables and random sets with applications to minimization problems.- Shigeo Kusuoka: A remark on law invariant convex risk measures.- Jean-Philippe Garnier, Kazuo Nishimura, Alain Venditti: Capital-labor substitution and indeterminacy in continuous-time two-sector models.- Anna Rubinchik, Shlomo Weber: Existence and uniqueness of an equilibrium in a model of spatial electoral competition with entry.

; A lot of economic problems can formulated as constrained optimizations and equilibration of their solutions.

Various mathematical theories have been supplying economists with indispensable machineries for these problems arising in economic theory.Conversely, mathematicians have been stimulated by various mathematical difficulties raised by economic theories.The series is designed to bring together those mathematicians who were seriously interested in getting new challenging stimuli from economic theories with those economists who are seeking for effective mathematical tools for their researchers.Members of the editorial board of this series consists of following prominent economists and mathematicians: Managing Editors: S.Ioffe (Israel Institute of Technology), S.; Planned to publish this series once a year under the auspices of the Reserch Center of Mathematical Economics (Tokyo) Designed to bring together those mathematicians who are seriously interested in obtaining new challenging stimuli from economic theories and those economists who are seeking effective mathematical tools for their research Authors are asked to develop their original results as fully as possible and also to give a clear-cut expository overview of the problem under discussion Consequently, this series will also invite articles which might be considered too long for publication in journals;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-7908-1981-6;Roland;Christian Roland;Banking Sector Liberalization in India;Evaluation of Returns and Comparative Perspectives on China;Contributions to Economics ;;2007;299;Hardcover;Book;XIV, 299 p.;;final;89,95;96,25;98,95;69;157;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W1212X Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics;KCB;W12014 Development Economics;KCM;Business / Economics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Physica-Verlag Heidelberg;Planned;01.- Banking sector functions and coordination.- Management of transformation processes.- Framework for banking sector liberalization.

- Evaluation of banking sector liberalization in India and China.- Policy recommendations and implications of research findings.; 'Banking Sector Liberalization in India' explores in detail the changes in the Indian banking sector over the last 20 years, and puts them into a comparative perspective with the Chinese banking sector.For this purpose, the author develops a detailed indicator-based framework for assessing the liberalization of a banking sector along various process steps based on financial liberalization and transformation studies.This framework, along with the indicators for the process and the results of liberalization, is applied to the banking sectors in India and China to test for the effects of liberalization on the sector and the macro level.

The key finding is that while liberalization has improved the sectoral performance, it has so far had no effect on the macro level.The book features a detailed description of recent reforms in the Indian banking sector, a set of indicators for evaluating banking sector reforms, and a large number of graphs with key figures for the banking sectors in India and China.;;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-7908-1969-4;Aarle;"Bas van Aarle; Klaus Weyerstrass (Eds.)";Economic Spillovers, Structural Reforms and Policy Coordination in the Euro Area;;Contributions to Economics ;;2007;237;Hardcover;Book;XII, 237 p.;;approx;79,95;85,55;87,95;61,5;139,5;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W12073 European Integration;JPSN2;W12049 Economic Policy;KCP;Business / Economics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Physica-Verlag Heidelberg;Planned;01.

van Aarle: Economic spillovers, structural reforms and policy coordination in the Euro Area: An overview.

van Aarle: Budgetary spillovers and short-term interest rates.Claeys: Budgetary spillovers and long-term interest rates.Gobbin: Budgetary stabilisation and the level of public debt.Jaenicke: Spillovers from economic reform.Haber: Macroeconomic and welfare effects of structural and budgetary policies: spillovers in the MSG3 model.Chen: Have Europe's labour markets become more flexible? An exercise in measuring the relative flexibility of wages across countries and time.;" This book analyses economic interdependence in the Euro Area and provides estimates of the sign and size of economic spillovers and the impact of economic policy coordination concerning structural and budgetary policies on economic performance in the Euro Area.In the different chapters of the book, the following topics are studied: (i) the link between fiscal and monetary policies in the Euro Area; (ii) the link between public debt and long-term interest rates in the Euro Area; (iii) the link between budgetary stabilisation and the level of public debt in the Euro Area; (iv) the spillovers from structural reforms in the Euro Area, (v) the scope for the coordination of fiscal policies and of structural reforms in the Euro Area, and (vi) wage flexibility in the Euro Area.";;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-7908-1977-9;Neyer;Ulrike Neyer;The Design of the Eurosystem's Monetary Policy Instruments;;Contributions to Economics ;;2007;181;Hardcover;Book;X, 181 p.

;;approx;74,95;80,2;82,45;57,5;130,5;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W1212X Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics;KCB;W12073 European Integration;JPSN2;Business / Economics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Physica-Verlag Heidelberg;Planned;01.- Monetary Policy Instruments of the Eurosystem.- Base Model: Banks' Liquidity Management and Interbank Market Equilibrium.- Remuneration of Required Reserves at the Current Repo Rate.- Remuneration of Required Reserves at an Average Rate.- Overlapping Maturities of Central Bank Credits.- Implications for the Eurosystem's Operational Framework.

;" The creation of a single monetary currency and a single monetary policy in the euro area has faced extraordinary challenges, among them the design of suitable monetary policy instruments.This book evaluates monetary policy instruments of the Eurosystem against a number of requirements.For doing so, a theoretical model framework is developed which brings together the monetary policy activities of a central bank and the liquidity management of banks considering the main characteristics and institutional features of the euro area.Main results of this analysis are that different costs of obtaining liquidity directly from the central bank can explain the existence of an interbank market in the euro area and the positive spread between the interbank market rate and the repo rate; that the redesign of the Eurosystem’s instruments in 2004 has to be evaluated positively and that a further change to the minimum reserve system would enhance the flexibility of monetary policy in the euro area.

";;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-7908-1975-5;Rasche;Andreas Rasche;The Paradoxical Foundation of Strategic Management;;Contributions to Management Science ;;2007;300;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;approx;84,95;90,9;93,45;65,5;148;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W23008 Business/Management Science, general ;KM;E36000 Philosophy of the Social Sciences;HPGP;Management;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Physica-Verlag Heidelberg;Planned;01.- Strategic Management as a Field of Study.- The Dominant Logics of Strategy Research.- Derrida, Deconstruction, and the '(N)either/(N)or'.- Creating Strategic Realities - The Role of Paradox.- The Deconstruction of Strategic Realities.

- 'After Derrida' - Strategy-as-Practice.- Final Reflections - Retrospect and Prospect.; This book offers a systematic critique of the scientific discourse of strategic management.It uncovers scholars' unquestioned assumptions and shows that by upholding these assumptions reseachers obscure the paradoxical nature of strategic reasoning.To uncover the paradoxes of strategic management the author refers to the philosophy of Jacques Derrida.

He uncovers the paradoxes that inevitably occur when theorizing about corporate strategy along the dimensions strategy context, process, and content and shows how these paradoxes can enrich future thinking about strategic problems.The analysis is completed by a discussion of theoretical and practical implications which highlight the need to research strategy not as something an organization has, but as something an organization does.Such a 'practice perspective' gives reference to the paradoxical ground that strategic management rests on and enriches scholars' ability to reflect on practitioners' tasks while 'doing' strategy in organizations.;;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-0-387-73698-3;Chhajed;Dilip Chhajed, Timothy Lowe;Building Intuition;Insights from Basic Operations Management Models and Principles;International Series in Operations Research & Management Science Vol.;;approx;61,6;65,91;67,76;47,5;101;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W23067 Operations Research/Decision Theory;KMKD;W23040 Management ;KMK;Management;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer-Verlag US;Planned;01.- Sequencing – the shortest processing time rule.; One of the primary purposes of any model is to build intuition and generate insights.Typically, a model is developed to be able to better understand phenomena that are otherwise difficult to comprehend.Models can also help in verifying the correctness of an intuition or judgment.In spite of the fact that many educators recognize the intuition-building power of simple models, this is the first book in the field that uses the power of the basic models and principles to provide students and managers with an “intuitive understanding” of operations management.Building Intuition: Insights From Basic Operations Management Models and Principles touches on nine fundamental models and principles, and outlines the key insights behind each one.

To ensure that the volume is accurate, authoritative, accessible and well-written, the chapters are developed by leading experts in each chapter area and written with the students and managers in mind.The book’s primary purpose is to motivate and to enable readers to develop insights with respect to a number of models that are central to the study and practice of operations management.; The book will equip students and managers with an intuitive understanding of basic quantitative models that can be used in making every day business decisions without using any extensive quantitative data or methods Some of the very biggest names in the Management Science field have developed and carefully written these chapters on the field’s basic models Each chapter has been structured in a similar format, and carefully written and edited to ensure the material is especially well-motivated and clearly accessible In addition to building intuition and generating management insights, the book explains why intuition either fails or succeeds;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-3-540-73747-6;Deke;Oliver Deke;Environmental Policy Instruments for Conserving Global Biodiversity;;Kieler Studien - Kiel Studies Vol.;;final;109,95;117,65;120,95;84,5;191,5;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W12230 Environmental Economics;RNS;W12049 Economic Policy;KCP;Business / Economics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;01.2007;;;;The current, unprecedented loss of global biodiversity resulting from anthropogenic interference in the world's ecosystems is affecting human well-being across the globe with increasing severity.This book examines two issues that are at the center of the public discussion on biodiversity.First, it examines whether genetic information derived from biodiversity can be used to create incentives to effectively preserve biodiversity.

Second, it examines whether establishing and managing protected areas can be accomplished effectively on an international level by using transfer payments.It concludes that, although both approaches have their strengths, neither of them can provide a degree of preservation that is sufficient from a global perspective.;;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73134-4;Consiglio;Andrea Consiglio (Ed.);Artificial Markets Modeling;Methods and Applications;Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems Vol.;;final;64,95;69,5;71,45;50;113,5;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W12248 Game Theory/Mathematical Methods;KCH;I23028 Computer Appl.in Social and Behavioral Sciences;UX;Business / Economics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;25.2007;;;; Agent-based computational modeling with its intrinsic multidisciplinary approach is gaining increasing recognition in the social sciences, particularly in economics, business and finance.

The methodology is now widely used to compute analytical models numerically and test them for departures from theoretical assumptions, and to provide stand-alone simulation models for problems that are analytically volume is devoted to recent contributions to the field from both the social sciences and computer sciences.It presents applications of agent-based computational methodologies and tools in the social sciences, focusing strongly on the uses, requirements and constraints of agent-based models employed by social scientists.Topics include agent-based macroeconomics, the emergence of norms and conventions, the dynamics of social and economic networks, and behavioral models in financial markets.;;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73878-7;Ehrentreich;Norman Ehrentreich;Agent-Based Modeling;The Santa Fe Institute Artificial Stock Market Model Revisited;Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems Vol.;;final;59,95;64,15;65,95;46;104,5;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W12257 Financial Economics;KCBM;I21017 Artificial Intelligence (incl.Robotics);UXC;Business / Economics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Planned;25.2007;;; Agent-Based Modeling in Economics: Introduction.

- The Rationale for Agent-Based Modeling.- Replicating the Stylized Facts of Fincancial Markets.- The Santa Fe Institute Artificial Stock Market Model Revisited: The Original Santa Fe Institute Artificial Stock Market.

- A Suggested Modification to the SFI-ASM.- Selection, Genetic Drift, and Technical Trading.; This book reconciles the existence of technical trading with the Efficient Market Hypothesis.

By analyzing a well-known agent-based model, the Santa Fe Institute Artificial Stock Market (SFI-ASM), it finds that when selective forces are weak, financial evolution cannot guarantee that only the fittest trading rules will main contribution lies in the application of standard results from population genetics which have widely been neglected in the agent-based community.This has led to various misinterpretations of previous simulation results.The book is able to finally establish the emergence of technical trading for faster learning speeds in the SFI-ASM beyond a doubt.In emphasizing the importance of genetic drift as an important evolutionary factor and analyzing its effects on various mutation operators, this book provides agent-based modelers with several tools to design better evolutionary algorithms.

;;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73745-2;Boyarchenko;"Svetlana Boyarchenko; Sergei Levendorskii";Irreversible Decisions under Uncertainty;Optimal Stopping made Easy;Studies in Economic Theory Vol.

;;final;84,95;90,9;93,45;65,5;148;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W12065 Economic Theory;KCA;W23032 Finance /Banking;KFFK;Business / Economics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;04.2007;;;Part I Discrete time - discrete space models.

- Part II Discrete time - discrete space models.

Infinite time horizon: Random walks on Z.- Options in the binomial and trinomial models.- General random walks on Z: Option pricing.- Part III Discrete time - continuous space models: Random walks on R.- Optimal stopping for general random walks.- Part IV Continuous time - continuous space models: Brownian motion case.- Part V Extensions: American options with finite time horizon.

- Perpetual American and real options under Ornstein-Uhlenbeck processes.; In real life, as well as in economic models, individuals often make decisions in an uncertain environment.In many cases, a problem which an optimizing agent faces can be formulated or reformulated as a problem of optimal timing of a certain irreversible or partially reversible action or optimal stopping problem.In this book, the authors present an alternative approach to optimal stopping problems.The basic ideas and techniques of the approach can be explained much simpler than the standard methods in the literature on optimal stopping problems.

The monograph will teach the reader to apply the technique to many problems in economics and finance, including new ones.From the technical point of view, the method can be characterized as option pricing via the Wiener-Hopf factorization.; Presents an alternative approach to optimal stopping problems The Approach can be used to many problems in finance and economics;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-0-387-73371-5;Backhaus;J rgen Georg Backhaus (Ed.);Crossing Bridges;The Influence of Language and Other Barriers on the History of Economic Thought;The European Heritage in Economics and the Social Sciences Vol.;;approx;91,65;98,07;100,82;70,5;150,5;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W12210 Methodology and the History of Economic Thought;KCA;X17000 Methodology of the Social Sciences;JB;Business / Economics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer-Verlag US;Planned;01.- Part I: A Language Bridge between Peoples and Disciplines.

- The Theory and Measurement of Influence in the History of Economic Thought.- Gustave Courbet's L'Origine du Monde and its Socio-Economic Implications.- Part II: Introduction to Blums's Essays.- Contrasting historical-logical narrative conventions in Germany and Austria and their influence upon inquiry and explanation in the arts and the sciences.- The European Metahistorical Narrative and Its Changing 'Metaparadigms' in the Modern Age (Part I).

- The European Metahistorical Narrative and Its Changing 'Metaparadigms' in the Modern Age (Part II).- Part III: Toll Bridge Over Troubled Waters: New Deal Agriculture Programs in the South.- Environmental Protection Agency Enforcement Patterns: A Case of Political Pork Barrel?.- Nation of Origin Bias and the Enforcement of Immigration Laws by the Immigration and Naturalization Service.; During the late 19th and throughout the 20th century, social sciences in general and economics in particular have undergone an enormous progress.

This has led to something of an embarrassment of riches.While certain topics have been fully researched to the point where the marginal benefit from further research is approaching zero, others have remained largely under-researched or were being ignored altogether.It is this discrepancy which prompted the research paradigm of “Crossing Bridges”.For this volume, ten authors have joined forces to address the problem of under-researched topics, focussing in particular on gaps in interdisciplinary research between economics and other social sciences such as linguistics, art and cultural history.

Making use of interdisciplinary methods and approaches, the book makes a case for stronger bonds between the different fields of social science.

;;9 ;Science;Standard (0) ;978-3-540-73664-6;Qudrat-Ullah;"Hassan Qudrat-Ullah; J.)";Complex Decision Making;Theory and Practice;Understanding Complex Systems ;;2008;350;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;99,95;106,95;109,95;77;174;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W23067 Operations Research/Decision Theory;KMKD;P19056 Complexity;PBWR;Management;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;09.

2007;;;How to Improve Dynamic Decision Making? Theory and Practice.- Dynamic Handling of Uncertainty for Decision Making.- Using System Dynamics and Multiple Objective Optimization to Support Policy Analysis for Complex Systems.

- Creation of Hydroelectric System Scheduling by Simulation.- Understanding the Complex Decision Making Using Non-Parametric Data Envelopment Analysis.- Using Group Model Building to Inform Public Policy Making and Implementation.- Agents First! Using Agent-Based Simulation to Identify and Quantify Macro Stuctures.- Influencing and Interpreting Health and Social Care Policy in the UK.

- System Dynamics Advances Strategic Economic Transition Planning in a Developing Nation.- Saving a Valley: Systemic Decision-Making Based on Qualitative and Quantitative System Dynamics.- Building Long-Term Manufacturer-Retailer Relationships Through Strategic Human Resource Managment Policies: A System Dynamics Approach.- Diffusion and Social Networks: Revisiting Medical Innovation With Agents.- Measuring Change in Mental Models of Complex Dynamic Systems.

- A Comprehensive Model of Goal Dynamics in Organizations: Setting, Evaluation and Revision.- Future Directions on Complex Decision Making Using Modeling and Simulation.; The increasingly complex environment of today's world, characterized by technological innovation and global communication, generates myriads of possible and actual interactions while limited physical and intellectual resources severely impinge on decision makers, be it in the public or private domains.At the core of the decision-making process is the need for quality information that allows the decision maker to better assess the impact of decisions in terms of outcomes, nonlinear feedback processes and time delays on the performance of the complex system invoked.This volume is a timely review on the principles underlying complex decision making, the handling of uncertainties in dynamic envrionments and of the various modeling approaches used.

The book consists of five parts, each composed of several chapters: I: Complex Decision Making: Concepts, Theories and Empirical Evidence II: Tools and Techniques for Decision Making in Complex Environments and Systems III: System Dynamics and Agent-Based Modeling IV: Methodological Issues V: Future Directions;;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73670-7;Eiselt;"H.Sandblom";Linear Programming and its Applications;;;;2007;380;Hardcover;Book;XIV, 380 p.

;;final;99,95;106,95;109,95;77;174;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W23067 Operations Research/Decision Theory;KMKD;M26024 Operations Research, Mathematical Programming;PBUH;Management;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;14.;This book presents a unified treatment of linear programming.Without sacrificing mathematical rigor, the main emphasis of the book is on models and applications.

The most important classes of problems are surveyed and presented by means of mathematical formulations, followed by solution methods and a discussion of a variety of 'what-if' scenarios.Non-simplex based solution methods and newer developments such as interior point methods are covered along with a variety of approaches that incorporate multiple objectives in the model.; Extended chapter on all major areas of applications Detailed managerial sensitivity analyses With a small and fully formulated case study and an extended chapter that deals with models that incorporate multiple objectives Reader will be able to understand the major phases of the process: the formulation, solution, and the interpretation of the results;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-72789-7;Koch;Elmar B.Koch;Challenges at the Bank for International Settlements;An Economist's (Re)View;;;2007;350;Hardcover;Book;Approx.

;;final;89,95;96,25;98,95;69;157;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W1212X Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics;KCB;W12257 Financial Economics;KCBM;Business / Economics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Collection of essays;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;01.- Challenges for governance at central banks.- Insolvency laws - a review of the international dimension.- Collective actions clauses: the way forward.- Note on consequences of potential default of Argentina to the IMF.- Debt resolution processes for sovereign debt - current policy issues.

- The successor states of the former Yugoslavia - mediation under Art.7, Annex C of the Vienna Agreement on Succession Issues - a major review.- International bank and securities financing in Africa.- The aftermath of the Russian debt crisis.- Banking sector reform in the transition economies - a central banking perspective.

- The monetary policy transmission mechanism in Russia.- Exchange rates and monetary policy in central Europe - a survey of some issues.- Financial intermediation: efficiency, fragility and policies for reform.- The monetary policy transmission mechanism in China.- Capital flows in Eastern Europe: some lessons from emerging markets in Latin America and Asia.

; The intellectual challenges facing central bankers are reflected in this monograph.The author worked as an economist in the Monetary and Economic Department of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS), but also as an international mediator, in the Secretariat of the G10 Ministers and Governors and in central bank governance.This book thus reveals, next to monetary policy and financial crisis, less well known topics such as insolvency, collective action clauses, international mediation and management of central banks.; Gives insights into the challenges facing central bankers Reveals strategy and practice at the Bank of International Settlements (BIS) Comprises hot topics such as central bank governance, insolvency law, and collective action clauses;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73702-5;Munda;Giuseppe Munda;Social Multi-Criteria Evaluation for a Sustainable Economy;;;;2007;250;Hardcover;Book;Approx.

;;approx;84,95;90,9;93,45;65,5;148;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W23067 Operations Research/Decision Theory;KMKD;W12049 Economic Policy;KCP;Management;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Planned;01.2007;;; A: Methodological Foundations and Operational Consequences of Social Multi-Criteria Evaluation: Introduction.- Dealing with a Complex World with Multiple Dimensions, Values and Scales.

- Operationalizing Technical and Social Incommensurability in an SMCE Framework.- B: Consistency in Social Multi-Criteria Evaluation: Basic Methodological Concepts.- Lessons Learned from Social Choice Literature.- C: Mathematical Procedures for Searching for Technical and Social Compromise Solutions: Searching for the 'Technical Compromise Solution'.

- Searching for the 'Social Compromise Solution'.; One of the main novelties of this book is its establishment of a clear relationship between social and public choice on one hand and multiple criteria decision analysis on the other.This relationship leads to the new concept of Social Multi-Criteria Evaluation (SMCE).SMCE is proposed as a policy framework to integrate different scientific languages, for example, when concerns about civil society and future generations have to be considered along with policy imperatives and market conditions.

This can have beneficial consequences, not only for economic prosperity, but also when dealing with the difficult sustainability problems of our millennium.The methodological foundations of SMCE rest on concepts from fields such as economics, complex systems theory and philosophy.From a mathematical point of view, social choice is used to improve the axiomatic consistency of multi-criterion algorithms.The treatment of technical uncertainty (both stochastic and fuzzy) is also explored in depth.;;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-49600-7;Etro;Federico Etro;Competition, Innovation, and Antitrust;A Theory of Market Leaders and Its Policy Implications;;;2007;283;Hardcover;Book;XX, 283 p.

;;final;84,95;90,9;93,45;65,5;148;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W12170 R & D/Technology Policy ;KMMS;W12049 Economic Policy;KCP;Business / Economics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Planned;01.2007;;;; This book reviews recent progress in the theory of oligopoly and market leadership and provides new results on the theory of Stackelberg competition and Nash competition with strategic investment under endogenous entry.These theories are applied to models of competition in quantities, prices and to patent races.

The results are used to propose a new approach to competition policy, and in particular to issues of abuse of dominance, which goes beyond the post-Chicago approach, and to analyse antitrust cases as the Microsoft case.

;Author (visiting fellow of Harvard and NBER fellow) has extensively published in this field;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73377-5;Jentzsch;Nicola Jentzsch;Financial Privacy;An International Comparison of Credit Reporting Systems;;2nd ed.;;final;84,95;90,9;93,45;65,5;148;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W12049 Economic Policy;KCP;W12257 Financial Economics;KCBM;Business / Economics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;01.- 3 Overview of Credit Reporting Systems.- 5 Economic Effects of Credit Reporting.

; Credit reporting agencies collect and compile highly-sensitive information on millions of consumers in credit markets throughout the world and also increasingly across a variety of industries, such as insurance, retail and telecommunications.In this revised edition, Nicola Jentzsch provides an in-depth analysis of the economics and regulation of financial privacy and a comparative overview of credit reporting systems in the US and the 27 member states of the European Union.She offers an authoritative evaluation of the design and functioning of dual systems consisting of public credit registers and private credit reporting agencies.Drawing on theories of information and privacy as well as competition in information markets, she discusses the history and institutions of credit reporting.

Finally, on an empirical level, the book assesses the economic effects of credit reporting in credit markets.; “Most in-depth study of the history and economics of credit reporting to date” (David Medine, former Associate Director at the U.Federal Trade Commission);9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-31174-4;M ller;Werner G.M ller;Collecting Spatial Data;Optimum Design of Experiments for Random Fields;;3rd revised and extended ed.

;;final;84,95;90,9;93,45;65,5;148;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W12189 Regional Science ;GTB;S14000 Statistics for Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry & Geosciences;PBWD;Business / Economics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;28.; The book is concerned with the statistical theory for locating spatial sensors.It bridges the gap between spatial statistics and optimum design theory.After introductions to those two fields the topics of exploratory designs and designs for spatial trend and variogram estimation are treated.

Special attention is devoted to describing new methodologies to cope with the problem of correlated observations.A great number of relevant references are collected and put into a common perspective.The theoretical investigations are accompanied by a practical example, the redesign of an Upper-Austrian air pollution monitoring network.A reader should be able to find respective theory and recommendations on how to efficiently plan a specific purpose spatial monitoring network.The third edition takes into account the rapid development in the area of spatial statistics by including new relevant research and references.

The revised edition contains additional material on design for estimating parametrized covariance functions.; Book bridges the gap between spatial statistics and optimum design theory New edition includes new relevant research and references;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73632-5;Carlberg;Michael Carlberg;Macroeconomics of Monetary Union;;;;2007;284;Hardcover;Book;XVI, 284 p.;;final;84,95;90,9;93,45;65,5;148;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W1212X Macroeconomics/Monetary Economics;KCB;W1209X International Economics ;KCL;Business / Economics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;01.2007;;;;This book, unlike other books, provides readers with a practical yet sophisticated grasp of the macroeconomic principles necessary to understand a monetary union.

By definition, a monetary union is a group of countries that share a common currency.The most important case in point is the Euro area.Policy makers are the central bank, national governments, and national labour unions.Policy targets are price stability and full employment.

Policy makers follow cold-turkey or gradualist strategies.

Policy decisions are taken sequentially or simultaneously.The countries can differ in size or behaviour.Policy expectations are adaptive or rational.To illustrate all of this there are numerical simulations of monetary policy, fiscal policy, and wage policy.; Provides readers with a practical grasp of the macroeconomic principles necessary to understand a monetary union With numerical simulations of monetary policy, fiscal policy, and wage policy;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73706-3;Siebert;Horst Siebert;Economics of the Environment;Theory and Policy;;7th ed.

;;final;79,95;85,55;87,95;61,5;139,5;;;;;;;English;Economics/Management Science;W12230 Environmental Economics;RNS;U17009 Environmental Management ;RNF;Business / Economics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Graduate/Advanced undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Planned;01.- Using the Environment - An Allocation Problem.- Static Allocation Aspect: Production Theory and Transformation Space.- Environmental Quality as a Public Good.- Property-Rights Approach to the Environmental Problem.

- Environmental-Policy Instruments: Incidence of an Emission Tax.- Policy Instruments and the Casuistics of Pollution.- The Political Economy of Environmental Scarcity.- Environmental Allocation in Space: Environmental Endowment, Competitiveness and Trade.

- Regional Aspects of Environmental Allocation.- Environmental Allocation in Time and under Uncertainty: Long-Term Aspects of Environmental Quality.- Economic Growth, Sustainability and Environmental Quality.

;The book interprets nature and the environment as a scarce resource.It offers a theoretical study of the allocation problem and describes different policy approaches to the environmental problem.The entire spectrum of the allocation issue is studied: the use of the environment in a static context, international and trade aspects of environmental allocation, regional dimensions, global environmental media, environmental use over time and under uncertainty.The book incorporates a variety of economic approaches, including neoclassical analysis, the public-goods approach, benefit-cost analysis, property-rights ideas, economic policy and public-finance reasoning, international trade theory, regional science, optimization theory, and risk analysis.

The different aspects of environmental allocation are studied in the context of a single model that is used through the book.; Standard title on environmental economics With a comprehensive presentation of allocation theory and environmental policy approaches New edition with updated data and additional topics;9 ;Students;Science (SC) ;978-0-387-30424-3;Hornberger;Nancy H.);Encyclopedia of Language and Education;;;2nd ed.;X;final;1200;1428;1440;923;2195,5;999;1188,81;1198,8;30.2008;768,5;1827,5;English;Education;O23000 Language Education;CJA;N13000 Applied Linguistics;CF;Education;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Reference work;Springer-Verlag US;Planned;01.2007;;;Language Policy and Political Issues in Education - Literacy -Discourse and Education - Second and Foreign Language Education - Bilingual Education - Knowledge about Language - Language Testing and Assessment - Language Socialization - Ecology of Language - Research Methods in Language and Education.

; The Encyclopedia is a necessary reference set for every university and college library in the world that serves a faculty or school of education.The encyclopedia aims to speak to a prospective readership that is multinational, and to do so as unambiguously as possible.Because each book-size volume deals with a discrete and important subject in language and education, these state-of-the-art volumes also offer highly authoritative course textbooks in the areas suggested by their titles.This means that libraries may also need to catalogue these book-size individual volumes in relevant sections of their general collections.; The Encyclopedia is a necessary reference set for every university and college library in the world that serves a faculty or school of education The Encyclopedia has more than 250 contributors drawn from numerous countries.

Its reviews present information and authoritative insights that are relevant to every country and to every language Each volume contains about 20-30 reviews.For some topics, teams of contributors have worked to produce a single review Each state-of-the-art review has about 4000 words of text and follows a similar structure Most contributors give coverage of early developments in their topic, major contributions, work in progress, problems and difficulties, and future directions The aim of the reviews is to give readers access to the international literature and research on each topic The text of each review is followed by a reference list containing about 30 key references mentioned in the text;9 ;Professional;E-book ;978-3-540-73763-6;Geng;"Jianping Geng; Wei Xu";Application of the Finite Element Method in Implant Dentistry;;Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China ;;2008;152;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;approx;198;211,86;217,8;152,5;345;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T2700X Biomedical Engineering;MQW;T11014 Numerical and Computational Methods in Engineering;TBC;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Planned;01.

2007;;Distribution rights in China: Zhejiang University Press; Part I.- General Considerations of Finite Element Formulation.

Finite Element Modelling in Implant Dentistry.; Part of the new series, Advanced Topics in Science and Technology in China, this book is designed to give the necessary theoretical foundation to new users of the finite element method in implant dentistry, and show how both the implant dentist and designer can benefit from finite element analysis.The first part deals with the theory of the finite element method.containing the necessary mathematical theory but written so that readers from a dental background can easily understand.Then basic knowledge of implant dentistry is introduced to readers from an engineering background.Next, dental implant applications, and the critical issues of using finite element analysis for dental implants are discussed, followed by aspects of dental implant modeling.

Finally, two popular commercial finite element software programs, ANSYS and ABACUS, are introduced for dental finite element analysis.Geng is a professional implant dentist and has been an implant designer for 15 years.; Gives the necessary theoretical foundation to new users from dental or engineering backgrounds interested in using the finite element method in implant dentistry Shows how the implant dentist and designer can benefit from finite element analysis Provides step by step instruction on how to use commercial FEA software for dental implants While the examples are based on ANSYS 6.

2, they will still be suitable for the higher versions, ANSYS 11.6;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6482-1;Lu;"Ivan Siu-Chuang Lu; Sri Parameswaran";Design and Analysis of Integrated Low-Power Ultrawideband Receivers;;Analog Circuits and Signal Processing ;;2008;225;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;99,95;106,95;109,95;77;174;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T24068 Circuits and Systems;TJFC;T24035 Communications Engineering, Networks;TJK;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.4 Effect of Receiver Impairments on RF-UWB Systems.5 RF-UWB Systems and Receiver Non-Linearity.6 Location Aware, Medium Data Rate RF-UWB System.

Silicon on Sapphire Technology for RF CMOS Design.A Fast Frequency-Hopping UWB Multiband Transceiver Architecture.; Ultra-wideband (UWB) radio technology has been touted as the future of personal wireless communication applications.By communicating via short nanosecond pulses, UWB systems promise low power, high data rate communication while providing fine resolution in the time domain.

In contrast to UWB, existing narrowband WLAN systems operates by modulating data onto a continuous carrier with strong transmitted power.Due to pulses’ low power spectrum density (PSD) and high resolution in the time domain, UWB systems are particularly suited to short to medium range wireless communications as they offer high speed data transfer with precise location awareness, immunity to multipath fading, and multiuser capabilities.A successful radio system design requires detailed understanding of the characteristics of the radio signal employed in the communication system.This book provides a comprehensive overview of ultra-wideband communication, starting with the fundamental concepts underlying the UWB technology, as well as its benefits and potential applications in wireless communications.Further, the current Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations for UWB deployment in the United States, as well as the Direct Spectrum UWB (DS-UWB) and Multiband Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (MBOFDM) approaches under consideration for IEEE standardization are discussed.

The book also presents an overview of the challenges in the implementation of UWB systems with emphasis placed on low-power receiver designs.; With numerous wireless technologies competing for a piece of the market share, it is imperative that future technologies provide unique performance advantages while making portable wireless devices smaller, cheaper and consume less power Ultra-wideband (UWB) radio technology has been touted as the future of personal wireless communication applications.By communicating via short nanosecond pulses, UWB systems promise low power, high data rate communication while providing fine resolution in the time domain.In contrast to UWB, existing narrowband WLAN systems operates by modulating data onto a continuous carrier with strong transmitted power.Due to pulses’ low power spectrum density (PSD) and high resolution in the time domain, UWB systems are particularly suited to short to medium range wireless communications as they offer high speed data transfer with precise location awareness, immunity to multipath fading, and multiuser capabilities;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6533-0;Vidojkovic;"Vojkan Vidojkovic; Johan van der Tang; Arjan Leeuwenburgh; Arthur van Roermund";Multi-Band RF Front-Ends with Adaptive Image Rejection;A DECT/Bluetooth Case Study;Analog Circuits and Signal Processing ;;2007;;Hardcover;Book;;;final;99,95;106,95;109,95;77;174;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T24068 Circuits and Systems;TJFC;T24019 Microwaves, RF and Optical Engineering;TJFN;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.

7 Multi-band reconfigurable complex mixer.

9 Reconfigurable multi-band RF front-end.A: RF, system and bulding block specifications.; The design and use of multi-standard RF transceivers is the way to increase hardware flexibility and functionality, as well as to improve the flexibility of set-makers on the market.In the design of multi-standard RF transceivers the efforts will be directed towards improvement of hardware reusability, reconfigurability, programmability and flexibility.This will result in the launching of a software-defined radio.

Since the radio environment is variable, the application of adaptivity in RF transceivers results in the reduction of their power consumption.Eventually, it is reasonable to believe that RF front-ends will be smart in the sense that they will be able to monitor the radio environment and to adapt themselves to the changes in this environment paving the way for a cognitive radio.Adaptive Multi-Standard RF Front-Ends investigates solutions, benefits, limitations and costs related to multi-standard operation of RF front-ends and their adaptivity to variable radio environments.Next, it highlights the optimization of RF front-ends that allow achieving of maximal performance with a certain power budget while targeting full integration.

Also, it investigates possibilities for low-voltage low-power circuit topologies in CMOS technology.

The concepts and considerations presented in this book have been validated through the design and implementation of the reconfigurable multi-band DECT/Bluetooth RF front-end in 0.18 um CMOS successful design and implementation of the reconfigurable DECT/Bluetooth RF front-end is the result of systematic approach through all the steps in the design flow of a multi-standard front-end starting with the system level design, continuing with the circuit level design and implementation, and ending with the validation based on measurements.; Problems and solutions in the design of multi-standard RF front-ends on the system, circuit and implementation level have been addressed Problems, solutions and cost-effectiveness related to implementation of adaptivity in RF front-ends have been addressed Problems and solutions related to operation of CMOS electronic circuits at low supply voltages have been addressed Problems and solutions for optimising RF electronic circuits have been addressed ;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-211-73571-8;Destrade;"M.)";Waves in Nonlinear Pre-Stressed Materials;;CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences Number 495;;2007;290;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;99,95;106,95;109,95;77;174;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T00004 Engineering, general;TBC;;;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Vienna;Planned;01.2007;;;;" The papers in this book provide a unique state-of-the-art multidisciplinary overview on the subject of waves in pre-stressed materials through the interaction of several topics, ranging from the mathematical modelling of incremental material response (elastic and inelastic), to the analysis of the governing differential equations and boundary-value problems, and to computational methods for the solution to these problems, with particular reference to industrial, geophysical, and biomechanical applications.A complete view on the title subject is proposed, including: The basic and fundamental theoretical issues (mechanical modelling, exact solutions, asymptotic methods, numerical treatment); A unified introduction to wave propagation (small on large and large on large); A look toward classical (such as geophysics and the mechanics of rubber-like solids) and emergent (such as biomechanics) applications.";;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-84800-014-8;Ren;"Wei Ren; Randal Beard";Distributed Consensus in Multi-vehicle Cooperative Control;Theory and Applications;Communications and Control Engineering ;;2008;306;Hardcover;Book w.;;final;92,95;99,46;102,25;69;162;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T24043 Control Engineering;TJFM;T22059 Automation and Robotics;TJFM1;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag London;In production;01.2007;;;" Part I: Overview of Consensus Algorithms in Cooperative Control.

- Overview of Consensus Algorithms in Cooperative Control.- Part II: Consensus Algorithms for Single-integrator Dynamics.- Consensus Algorithms for Single-integrator Dynamics.- Consensus Tracking with a Reference State.- Part III: Consensus Algorithms for Double-integrator Dynamics.

- Consensus Algorithms for Double-integrator Dynamics.- Part IV: Consensus Algorithms for Rigid-body Rotational Dynamics.- Consensus Algorithms for Rigid-body Attitude Dynamics.- Relative Attitude Maintenance and Reference Attitude Tracking.

- Part V: Consensus-based Design Methodologies for Distributed Multi-vehicle Cooperative Control.- Consensus-based Design Methodologies for Distributed Multi-vehicle Cooperative Control.- Part VI: Applications to Multi-vehicle Cooperative Control.- Rendezvous and Axial Alignment with Multiple Wheeled Mobile Robots.- Distributed Formation Control of Multiple Wheeled Mobile Robots with a Virtual Leader.

- Decentralized Behavioral Approach to Wheeled Mobile Robot Formation Maneuvers.- Deep Space Spacecraft Formation Flying.- Cooperative Fire Monitoring with Multiple UAVs.- Cooperative Surveillance with Multiple UAVs.- Appendices: Graph Theory Notation; Matrix Theory Notation; Rigid-body Attitude Dynamics; Linear System Theory Background; Nonlinear System Theory Background.

";" Information consensus guarantees that robot vehicles sharing information over a network topology have a consistent view of information critical to the coordination task.Assuming only neighbor-neighbor interaction between vehicles, this monograph develops distributed consensus strategies designed to ensure that the information states of all vehicles in a network converge to a common value.This approach strengthens the team, minimizing power consumption and the effects of range and other restrictions.The monograph covers introductory, theoretical and experimental material, featuring - an overview of the use of consensus algorithms in cooperative control; - consensus algorithms in single- and double-integrator, and rigid-body-attitude dynamics; - rendezvous and axial alignment, formation control, deep-space formation flying, fire monitoring and surveillance.Six appendices cover material drawn from graph, matrix, linear and nonlinear systems theories.

"; Lays out the theoretical principles of co-ordinated control together with their experimental application Shows the reader how to deal with groups of autonomous vehicles in aerial, terrestrial and submarine environments Provides the tools to overcome impaired communication using constantly up-dated neighbor-neighbor interchange;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6404-3;Wriggers;"Peter Wriggers; Udo Nackenhorst (Eds.)";IUTAM Symposium on Computational Methods in Contact Mechanics;Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Hannover, Germany, November 5-8, 2006;IUTAM Bookseries Vol.;;final;119,95;128,35;131,95;92,5;209;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T11014 Numerical and Computational Methods in Engineering;TBC;T15028 Structural Mechanics;TGB;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.

2007;;;; There is still room for research in computational contact mechanics, hence engineering analysis includes unilateral constraints when a detailed modelling of a problem is needed.The aim of the symposium was to bring scientists together who work on the frontier of research in computational contact mechanics, or in closely related subjects.37 scientists presented their newest findings in the area of discretization techniques for contact, algorithms and interesting numerical simulations of contact problems.Topics treated included new mathematical techniques like multi-level approaches, new discretization techniques like the mortar-method, advanced applications of unilateral contact to masonry structures, decohesion analysis and tractive rolling of tires.The current volume provides a good overview of modern techniques and state-of-the-art discretizations schemes applied in contact mechanics, and will stimulate future collaboration in science related to computational contact mechanics and in the organization of minisymposia and workshops in the area contact mechanics.

;IUTAM symposia represent the state-of-the-art in their topic;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6471-5;Kaneda;Yukio Kaneda (Ed.);IUTAM Symposium on Computational Physics and New Perspectives in Turbulence;;IUTAM Bookseries Vol.;;final;134,95;144,4;148,45;104;235;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T15044 Engineering Fluid Dynamics;TGMF;P21026 Fluids ;PHDF;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.

2007;;;From the contents Part I Computational Physics and Theory for Canonical Turbulence.- Part II Experimental Approach to Fundamental Problems in Turbulence.- Part III Turbulence Modeling and Numerical Method.- Part IV Geophysical, Astrophysical and Complex Turbulences.

;" This volume contains the proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Computational Physics and New Perspectives in Turbulence, held at Nagoya University, Nagoya, Japan, in September 2006.Leading experts in turbulence research were brought together at this Symposium to exchange ideas and discuss, in the light of the recent progress in computational methods, new perspectives in our understanding of turbulence.Special emphasis was given to fundamental aspects of the physics of turbulence.The subjects discussed here cover: computational physics and the theory of canonical turbulent flows; experimental approaches to fundamental problems in turbulence; turbulence modeling and numerical methods; and geophysical and astrophysical turbulence.

This work should be useful to graduate students and researchers interested in fundamental aspects of turbulence."; To advance our understanding of turbulence, it is essential to have a vigorous interaction between those who pursue computations and those concerned with developments in experiment and theory This book contains all these topics;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6529-3;Combescure;"Alain Combescure; Ren Borst, de; Ted Belytschko (Eds.)";IUTAM Symposium on Discretization Methods for Evolving Discontinuities;Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held Lyon, France, 4 – 7 September, 2006;IUTAM Bookseries Vol.;;final;134,95;144,4;148,45;104;235;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T1501X Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials;TGB;T11014 Numerical and Computational Methods in Engineering;TBC;Materials Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.

- Finite Element Methods with Embedded Discontinuities.

- Partition-of-Unity Based Finite Element Methods.- Variational Extended Finite Element Model for cohesive cracks.- The variational formulation of brittle fracture.

- Conservation under incompatibility for fluid-solid-interaction problems.; With mechanics focusing on smaller and smaller length scales, the need to properly model discontinuities increases.Technically important interface problems appear in solid mechanics, at fluid-solid boundaries, e.

in welding and casting processes, and in aeroelasticity.Discretization methods have traditionally been developed for continuous media and are less well suited for treating discontinuities.Indeed, they are approximation methods for the solution of the partial differential equations, which are valid on a domain.Discontinuities divide this domain into two or more parts and at the interface special solution methods must be employed.

Also, fluid-solid interfaces cannot be solved accurately except at the expense of complicated and time-consuming remeshing procedures.In recent years, discretization methods have been proposed, which are more flexible and which have the potential of capturing (moving) discontinuities in a robust and efficient manner.This monograph assembles contributions of leading experts with the most recent developments in this rapidly evolving field.; The most comprehensive coverage of state-of-the art numerical methods for treating discontinuities in mechanics;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73822-0;Nieslony;"Adam Nieslony; Ewald Macha";Spectral Method in Multiaxial Random Fatigue;;Lecture Notes in Applied and Computational Mechanics Vol.

;;final;99,95;106,95;109,95;77;174;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T1501X Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials;TGB;T11006 atics/Computational Methods of Engineering;TBDC;Materials Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;28.- Spectral Methods for Fatigue Description.

- Algorithm of Spectral Method for Evaluation of Fatigue Life.; This monograph contains theoretical foundations of the spectral method for fatigue life determination where the authors discuss a rule of description of random loading states with the matrix of power spectral density functions of the stress/strain tensor components.Some chosen criteria of multiaxial fatigue failure being linear combinations of stress or strain components on the critical plane are analyzed.The formula proposed in this book enables to determine power spectral density of the equivalent history directly from the components of the power spectral density matrix of the multidimensional stochastic process.It presents the assumptions and the procedure of determination of basic relationships of the spectral method.The authors work out equations determining the fatigue life according to the spectral method using various linear hypotheses of fatigue damage accumulation.

The algorithm of fatigue life contains five blocks: 1 – determination of loading, 2 – determination of the critical plane position for the assumed multiaxial fatigue failure criterion, 3 – determination of power spectral density of the equivalent stress or strain, 4 – determination of statistical parameters of the equivalent parameter responsible for fatigue damage, and 5 – fatigue life calculation according to a suitable hypothesis of damage accumulation.; Presents a new avenue to fatigue life determination Includes a detailed review of literature on spectral methods for fatigue life determination Fatigue life determination is a key for machinery design Contains experimental studies and simulations;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73502-1;Besan on;Gildas Besan on (Ed.);Nonlinear Observers and Applications;;Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences Vol.;;final;79,95;85,55;87,95;61,5;139,5;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T24043 Control Engineering;TJFM;M13070 Systems Theory, Control;PBW;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;15.2007;;; An overview on observer tools for nonlinear systems.- Observers with adaptive gains and applications.- Nonlinear Moving Horizon Observers: Theory and Real-Time Implementation.- Asymptotic analysis and observer design in the theory of output regulation.- Parameter/fault estimation in nonlinear systems and adaptive observers.

; The problem of state reconstruction in dynamical systems, known as observer problem, is undoubtedly crucial for controlling or just monitoring processes.For linear systems, the corresponding theory has been quite well established for several years now, and the purpose of the present book is to propose an overview on possible tools in that respect for nonlinear systems.Basic observability notions and observer structures are first recalled, together with ingredients for advanced designs on this basis.A special attention is then paid to the well-known high gain techniques with a summary of various corresponding recent results.A focus on the celebrated Extended Kalman filter is also given, in the perspectives of both nonlinear filtering and high gain observers, leading to so-called adaptive-gain observers.

The more specific immersion approach for observer design is then emphasized, while optimization-based methods are also presented as an alternative to analytic observers.Various practical application examples are included in those discussions, and some fields of application are further considered: first the problem of nonlinear output regulation is reformulated in a perspective of observers, and then the problem of parameter or fault estimation is briefly mentioned through some adaptive observer tools.; Presents recent results in nonlinear observers and applications;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73569-4;Chiuso;"Alessandro Chiuso; Augusto Ferrante; Stefano Pinzoni (Eds.)";Modeling, Estimation and Control;Festschrift in Honor of Giorgio Picci on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday;Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences Vol.;;final;99,95;106,95;109,95;77;174;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T24043 Control Engineering;TJFM;M13070 Systems Theory, Control;PBW;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;15.

Biotechnology entrepreneurship

2007;;; Coefficients of Variations in Analysis of Macro-Policy Effects: An example of two-parameter Poisson-Dirichlet distributions.

- How Many Experiments Are Needed to Adapt?- A Mutual Information Based Distance for Multivariate Gaussian Processes.- Differential Forms and Dynamical Systems .- Differential Forms and Dynamical Systems.

- An Algebraic Framework for Bayes Nets of Time Series.- A Birds Eye View on System Identification.

- Further Results on the Byrnes-Georgiou-Lindquist Generalized Moment Problem.

- Factor Analysis and Alternating Minimization.- Distances Between Time-Series and Their Autocorrelation Statistics.- Global Identifiability of Complex Models, Constructed from Simple Submodels.- Identification of Hidden MarkovModels - Uniform LLN-s.

- Identifiability and Informative Experiments in Open and Closed-Loop Identification.- On Interpolation and the Kimura-Georgiou Parametrization.- The Control of Error in Numerical Methods.- Contour Reconstruction and Matching Using Recursive Smoothing Splines.- Role of LQ Decomposition in Subspace Identification Methods.

- Prediction-Error Approximation by Convex Optimization.- Patchy Solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi-Bellman Partial Differential Equations.- A Geometric Assignment Problem for Robotic Networks.- On the Distance Between Non-Stationary Time Series.

- Stochastic Realization for Stochastic Control with Partial Observations.- Experiences from Subspace System Identification - Comments from Process Industry Users and Researchers.- New Development of Digital Signal Processing via Sampled-Data Control Theory.;; Results of a workshop with invited leading researchers in control;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6513-2;Syred;"Nick Syred; Artem Khalatov (Eds.

)";Advanced Combustion and Aerothermal Technologies;Environmental Protection and Pollution Reductions;NATO Science for Peace and Security Series ;;2008;487;Hardcover;Book with CD-ROM;Approx.;;final;179,95;192,55;197,95;138,5;313,5;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T25007 Power Engineering;THRB;T17012 Engineering Thermodynamics, Transport Phenomena;TGMB;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer Netherlands;Planned;01.2007;;;" Power Systems Engineering Science and Technology.Generation And Alleviation of Combustion Instabilities In Swirling Flow.- Modern Trends of Power Engineering Development.- Influence of The Beat-And-Power Plants of Ukraine on The Environment And Primary Ways of Pollution Reduction.- Development of Energy Technology For Burning Brown Coal With A Selection of Iron Liquid Slag, Together With Carbon Dioxide Utilization.- Intensified Fluidized Bed Burning of The Angren Brown Coal Containing An Increased Amount of Ash.- Thermodynamics of Modern Low - Emission (Low - Nox) Processes In The Combustion of Hydrocarbon Fuels.- Current Status And Challenges Within Fluidized Bed Combustion.- Fluiidized Bed Combustion Is The Universal Technology of Firing Fossil Fuels And Various Types of Wastes.

- Solid Fuel Combustion Techniques and Augmentation.Plasma Supported Coal Combustion Modelling and Full-Scale Trials.- Investigation of Pulverized Coal Combustion.Some Advances In Two-Phase Thermo-Fluid Research For Environmental Protection And Pollution Reduction.- Cfd Modeling of Gas Release And Dispersion: Rediction of Flammable Gas Clouds.- Turbulent Combustion And Thermal Radiation In A Massive Fire.- Mathematical Model of Filtered Isolation In A High Temperature Furnace With Oriented Injection of The Cooler.Development of Biomass And Gas Co-Firing Technology To Reduce Greenhouse Gaseous Emissions.- Investigations of Institute For Engineering Thermophysics (Thermogasdynamics Department) In The Area of Combustion And Gasification of Alternative Fuels.- Combined Energetic & Environmental Fundamentals of Selection of The Fuel Type To Ensure The Production Processes: Theory & Applications.-Reduction And Treatment of Waste In Power Generation.

Cleaning of Flue Gases of Thermal Power Stations From Ash And Sulphur Dioxide By Emulsifier - Wet Cleaning Unit.- Advanced High-Efficiency And Low Emission Gas-Fired Drum Drying Technology.The Organization of Internal Recirculation of Smoke Gases In Reversive Water-Cooled Chambers of Combustion Of Boilers For Their Modernization.- Engine Emission Control Using Optimized Cooling Air Distribution Between Combustor And Turbine Hot Section.- The Influence of Moisture In Air on The Working Efficiency of Boilers In The Industrial And Municipal Energy Sectors.

- New and Novel Techniques for Power Systems.- Pulse Detonation Engines: Advantages And Limitations.- The Trapped Vortex Combustor: An Advanced Combustion Technology For Aerospace And Gas Turbine Applications.- The Role Of Fuel Cells In Generating Clean Power And Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions.

- Active Electric Control of Emissions From Swirling Combustion.- influence of gas discharge plasma on combustion of a high speed hydrocarbon flow.- Variable Fuel Placement Injector Development.- Comparative Study of Equilibrium And Non-Equilibrium Evaporation Models For Vaporizing Droplet Arrays At High-Pressure.- Results of Environmental Retrofit For Gas Pipeline Gas-Pumping Units.

- Application Of Advanced Technologies In Production of Low Emission Combustors And Turbine Components.";The NATO ARW Advanced Combustion and Aerothermal Technologies: Environmental Protection and Pollution Reductions, was held in Kiev, May 2006.Khalatov, winners of the NATO Scientific Prize 2002, and was organized by the Institute of Thermophysics (Ukraine) and Cardiff University, UK.The primary Workshop objectives were to assess the existing knowledge on advanced combustion and aerothermal technologies providing reduced environmental impact, to identify directions for future research in the field, and to promote the close relationships and business contacts between scientists from NATO and Partner countries.; Thoroughly reviews current/future combustion and power generation technologies Discusses large scale implementation of alternative fuels in combustion based power generation Highlights new and novel technologies for power systems;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6439-5;Ebrahim-Zadeh;"Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh; Irina T.)";Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources and Applications;;NATO Science for Peace and Security Series ;;2007;690;Hardcover;Book;Approx.

;;final;179,95;192,55;197,95;138,5;313,5;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T12002 Physics and Applied Physics in Engineering;PHV;P1500X Measurement Science, Instrumentation;PHC;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.Crystalline Laser and Nonlinear Optical Materials for the Mid-IR.; This volume represents a collection of authoritative reviews by internationally recognized experts in the field of middle infrared (mid-IR) coherent sources and their applications.

The compilation describes the fundamental principles and state-of-the-art of practical solid-state sources in the mid-IR regions of the spectrum covering the 2-50 m range.The described sources include, along with more traditional heterojunction semiconductor lasers, optical parametric oscillators, difference frequency generators, as well as the most recently developed broadband crystalline, quantum cascade and fiber lasers.The rapid advances in mid-IR science and technology have made these sources indispensable tools for a variety of applications in environmental monitoring and pollution control, agriculture and life sciences, and non-invasive disease diagnosis through breath analysis.Coherent mid-IR sources also offer important technologies for atmospheric chemistry, free-space communication, imaging, rapid detection of explosives, chemical and biological agents, narcotics, as well as for applications in air- and sea-born security.In comparison to the previous volume on this subject in 2003, which focused mainly on the design and development of mid-IR sources, the emphasis in the present volume is shifted towards applications.

The instructive nature of the book makes it an excellent text for practicing engineers, physicists and graduate students, who intend to develop or use mid-IR laser sources in various applications.; Covers the most recent advances in mid-infrared optical science and technology Is multidisciplinary by bringing together many aspects of mid-infrared technology in a comprehensive and focused volume Covers both system engineering and development as well as applications Is of interest to emerging scientific and technological applications in environment, photomedicine, photochemistry, life sciences, spectroscopy, safety and security;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6514-9;Syred;"Nick Syred; Artem Khalatov (Eds.)";Advanced Combustion and Aerothermal Technologies;Environmental Protection and Pollution Reductions;NATO Science for Peace and Security Series ;;2008;487;Softcover;Book with CD-ROM;Approx.;;final;79,95;85,55;87,95;61,5;139,5;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T25007 Power Engineering;THRB;T17012 Engineering Thermodynamics, Transport Phenomena;TGMB;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.2007;;;" Power Systems Engineering Science and Technology.Generation And Alleviation of Combustion Instabilities In Swirling Flow.

- Modern Trends of Power Engineering Development.

- Influence of The Beat-And-Power Plants of Ukraine on The Environment And Primary Ways of Pollution Reduction.-Development of Energy Technology For Burning Brown Coal With A Selection of Iron Liquid Slag, Together With Carbon Dioxide Utilization.- Intensified Fluidized Bed Burning of The Angren Brown Coal Containing An Increased Amount of Ash.- Thermodynamics of Modern Low - Emission (Low - Nox) Processes In The Combustion of Hydrocarbon Fuels.

- Current Status And Challenges Within Fluidized Bed Combustion.- Fluidized Bed Combustion Is The Universal Technology of Firing Fossil Fuels And Various Types of Wastes.- Solid Fuel Combustion Techniques and Augmentation.Plasma Supported Coal Combustion Modelling and Full-Scale Trials.- Investigation of Pulverized Coal Combustion.

Some Advances In Two-Phase Thermo-Fluid Research For Environmental Protection And Pollution Reduction.- Cfd Modeling of Gas Release And Dispersion: Rediction of Flammable Gas Clouds.- Turbulent Combustion And Thermal Radiation In A Massive Fire.

- Mathematical Model of Filtered Isolation In A High Temperature Furnace With Oriented Injection of The Cooler.Development of Biomass And Gas Co-Firing Technology To Reduce Greenhouse Gaseous Emissions.- Investigations of Institute For Engineering Thermophysics (Thermogasdynamics Department) In The Area of Combustion And Gasification of Alternative Fuels.- Combined Energetic & Environmental Fundamentals of Selection of The Fuel Type To Ensure The Production Processes: Theory & Applications.

- Reduction And Treatment of Waste In Power Generation.Cleaning of Flue Gases of Thermal Power Stations From Ash And Sulphur Dioxide By Emulsifier - Wet Cleaning Unit.- Advanced High-Efficiency And Low Emission Gas-Fired Drum Drying Technology.The Organization of Internal Recirculation of Smoke Gases In Reversive Water-Cooled Chambers of Combustion Of Boilers For Their Modernization.

- Engine Emission Control Using Optimized Cooling Air Distribution Between Combustor And Turbine Hot Section.-The Influence of Moisture In Air on The Working Efficiency of Boilers In The Industrial And Municipal Energy Sectors.- New and Novel Techniques for Power Systems.- Pulse Detonation Engines: Advantages And Limitations.

- The Trapped Vortex Combustor: An Advanced Combustion Technology For Aerospace And Gas Turbine Applications.- The Role Of Fuel Cells In Generating Clean Power And Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions.- Active Electric Control of Emissions From Swirling Combustion.- influence of gas discharge plasma on combustion of a high speed hydrocarbon flow.- Variable Fuel Placement Injector Development.

- Comparative Study of Equilibrium And Non-Equilibrium Evaporation Models For Vaporizing Droplet Arrays At High-Pressure.-Results of Environmental Retrofit For Gas Pipeline Gas-Pumping Units.-Application Of Advanced Technologies In Production of Low Emission Combustors And Turbine Components.";The NATO ARW Advanced Combustion and Aerothermal Technologies: Environmental Protection and Pollution Reductions, was held in Kiev, May 2006.Khalatov, winners of the NATO Scientific Prize 2002, and was organizaed by the Institute of Thermophysics (Ukraine) and Cardiff University, UK.The primary Workshop objectives were to assess the existing knowledge on advanced combustion and aerothermal technologies providing reduced environmental impact, to identify directions for future research in the field, and to promote the close relationships and business contacts between scientists from NATO and Partner countries.; Thoroughly reviews current/future combustion and power generation technologies Discusses large scale implementation of alternative fuels in combustion based power generation Highlights new and novel technologies for power systems;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6462-3;Ebrahim-Zadeh;"Majid Ebrahim-Zadeh; Irina T.

)";Mid-Infrared Coherent Sources and Applications;;NATO Science for Peace and Security Series ;;2007;690;Softcover;Book;Approx.;;final;79,95;85,55;87,95;61,5;139,5;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T12002 Physics and Applied Physics in Engineering;PHV;P1500X Measurement Science, Instrumentation;PHC;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.

Crystalline Laser and Nonlinear Optical Materials for the Mid-IR.; This volume represents a collection of authoritative reviews by internationally recognized experts in the field of middle infrared (mid-IR) coherent sources and their applications.The compilation describes the fundamental principles and state-of-the-art of practical solid-state sources in the mid-IR regions of the spectrum covering the 2-50 m range.The described sources include, along with more traditional heterojunction semiconductor lasers, optical parametric oscillators, difference frequency generators, as well as the most recently developed broadband crystalline, quantum cascade and fiber lasers.The rapid advances in mid-IR science and technology have made these sources indispensable tools for a variety of applications in environmental monitoring and pollution control, agriculture and life sciences, and non-invasive disease diagnosis through breath analysis.

Coherent mid-IR sources also offer important technologies for atmospheric chemistry, free-space communication, imaging, rapid detection of explosives, chemical and biological agents, narcotics, as well as for applications in air- and sea-borne security.In comparison to the previous volume on this subject in 2003, which focused mainly on the design and development of mid-IR sources, the emphasis in the present volume is shifted towards applications.The instructive nature of the book makes it an excellent text for practicing engineers, physicists and graduate students, who intend to develop or use mid-IR laser sources in various applications.; Covers the most recent advances in mid-infrared optical science and technology Is multidisciplinary by bringing together many aspects of mid-infrared technology in a comprehensive and focused volume Covers both system engineering and development as well as applications Is of interest to emerging scientific and technological applications in environment, photomedicine, photochemistry, life sciences, spectroscopy, safety and security;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73442-0;Fumagalli;"Elena Fumagalli; Luca Lo Schiavo; Florence Delestre";Service Quality Regulation in Electricity Distribution and Retail;;Power Systems ;;2007;150;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;79,95;85,55;87,95;61,5;139,5;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T25031 Energy Economics;KNB;T22016 Engineering Economics, Organization, Logistics, Marketing;KMML;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;14.- The basics of service quality regulation.; Service Quality Regulation in Electricity Distribution and Retail provides a guide for regulatory authorities and postgraduate students alike, accompanying readers through the necessary steps for designing and implementing regulatory policy.

It builds a bridge between the theoretical aspects of service quality regulation and country-specific applied mechanisms.The book offers examples as provided by regulatory authorities (including some not often available in the English language), and suggests best practices as elaborated by a number of international regulatory organizations.The book is a comprehensive, clear, well-organized description of applied quality regulation in the electricity sector as it is, today.Advanced readers will also appreciate its survey of the most innovative regulatory mechanisms currently being employed (and tested) in European countries, as well as those that have been proposed in the literature.; Guides the reader through all the steps that are necessary to design and implement a regulatory policy Clear Structured Reference for Regulatory Authorities;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-0-387-71751-7;Colinge;J.

);FinFETs and Other Multi-Gate Transistors;;Series on Integrated Circuits and Systems ;;2008;350;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;approx;103,95;111,23;114,35;80;170,5;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T24068 Circuits and Systems;TJFC;T24027 Electronics and Microelectronics, Instrumentation;TJF;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag US;Planned;01.

- Compact Model of Multi-Gate MOSFETs for Circuit Simulation.- Quantum Modeling of Multi-Gate MOSFETs.

; Classical silicon semiconductor technology has arrived at a dead end called the “end of the roadmap”.A new class of devices allows the industry to push device miniaturization beyond that limit.

These devices are multi-gate field-effect transistors (MuGFETs).The FinFET belongs to that category of devices.This book explains the physics and properties of these devices, how they are made and how circuit designers can use them to improve the performances of integrated circuits.It covers the emergence of quantum effects and novel electrical transport phenomena due to the reduced size of the devices.

In addition this book describes the evolution of the MOS transistor from classical structures to SOI (silicon-on-insulator) and then to MuGFETs.

Descriptions of the technological challenges and options, including a physically based compact model, that are presented by these devices are included.Two chapters are devoted to the most advanced models of MuGFET properties based on quantum modeling.Other MuGFET applications that are described include advanced circuits and radiation-hard electronic devices.; Explains the physics and properties of MuGFET devices, how they are made and how circuit designers can use them to improve the performances of integrated circuits Covers the emergence of quantum effects and novel electrical transport phenomena due to the reduced size of the devices Describes the evolution of the MOS transistor from classical structures to SOI (silicon-on-insulator) and then to MuGFETs Presents descriptions of the technological challenges and options, including a physically based compact model;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-0-387-71818-7;Keating;"Michael Keating; David Flynn; Rob Aitken; Alan Gibbons; Kaijian Shi";Low Power Methodology Manual;For System-on-Chip Design;Series on Integrated Circuits and Systems ;;2007;304;Hardcover;Book;XVI, 304 p.;;final;99,95;106,95;109,95;77;174;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T24068 Circuits and Systems;TJFC;T24000 Electronic and Computer Engineering;TJF;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Professional book;Springer-Verlag US;In production;01.

- Examples of Voltage and Frequency Scaling Design.- Implementing Multi-Voltage, Power Gated Designs.; “Tools alone aren't enough to reduce dynamic and leakage power in complex chip designs - a well-planned methodology is needed.Following in the footsteps of the successful Reuse Methodology Manual (RMM), authors from ARM and Synopsys have written this Low Power Methodology Manual (LPMM) to describe such a low-power methodology with a practical, step-by-step approach.” Richard Goering, Software Editor, EE Times “Excellent compendium of low-power techniques and guidelines with balanced content spanning theory and practical implementation.The LPMM is a very welcome addition to the field of low power SoC implementation that has for many years operated in a largely ad-hoc fashion.” Sujeeth Joseph, Chief Architect - Semiconductor and Systems Solutions Unit, Wipro Technologies “The LPMM enables broader adoption of aggressive power management techniques based on extensive experience and silicon example with real data that every SOC designer can use to meet the difficulties faced in managing the power issues in deep submicron designs.

” Anil Mankar, Sr VP Worldwide Core Engineering and Chief Development Officer, Conexant Systems Inc.“Managing power, at 90nm and below, introduces significant challenges to design flow.The LPMM is a timely and immediately useful book that shows how combination of tools, IP and methodology can be used together to address power management.” Nick Salter, Head of Chip Integration, CSR plc.; Provides practical implementation guidelines for the practicing engineer Explains key decisions that need to be made in implementing low power designs, why they were made and what results were obtained in actual silicon Describes test chips and methods jointly developed by Synopsys and ARM;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-0-387-73824-6;Pupolin;Silvano Pupolin (Ed.

);Wireless Communications;2007 CNIT Thyrrenian Symposium;Signals and Communication Technology ;;2008;550;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;approx;114,75;122,78;126,23;88,5;188;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T24035 Communications Engineering, Networks;TJK;I13022 Computer Communication Networks ;UVZ;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag US;Planned;01.- Spatial Detection and Multistage Decoding for LST-MLC MIMO Systems.- Iterative (turbo) Joint Rate and Data Detection in Coded CDMA Networks.- Hybrid ARQ Based on Rateless Coding for UTRAN LTE Wireless Systems.- On the Performance of Transmit Antenna Selection with OSTBC in Ricean MIMO Channels.- A Packet Detection Algorithm for the UWB Standard ECMA 368.

- Low-Rate Predictive Feedback for the OFDM MIMO Broadcasting Channel.- Session 2 - Ad-Hoc and Cellular Networks.- Interferer Nulling Based on Neighborhood Communication Patterns.- On the Beneficial Effects of Cooperative Wireless Peer to Peer Networking.- Relay Quality Awareness in Mesh Networks Routing.

- Fundamental Bound on the Capacity of Ad-Hoc Networks with Conventional Hop-by-Hop Routing.- A Stochastic Non-Cooperative Game for Energy Efficiency in Wireless Data Networks.- Session 3 - Security and Applications in Wireless Networks.- Security Overheads for Signaling in Beyond-3G Networks.

- Mobility and Key Management in SAE/LTE.

- WPAN Applications and System Performance.- Improving User Relocatability, Practicality, and Deployment in the Web Stream Customizer System.- Cross-Layer Error Recovery Optimization in WiFi Networks.

- Session 4 - QoS and Efficiency in Multimedia Heterogeneous Wireless Networks.- Technology Independent - Service Access Point for QoS Interworking.- A Rate-Controlled VoIP System Based on Wireless Mesh Network Infrastructure: Design Issues and Performance Analysis.- Toward the QoS Support in 4G Wireless Systems.- A Scheduling Algorithm for Providing QoS Gurantees in 802.

- Mobility Management QoS Measures Evaluation for Next Generation Mobile Data Networks.- Wireless Resource Allocation Considering Value of Frequency for Multi-Band Mobile Communication Systems.- Wireless Sensor Networks and SNMP: Data Publication over an IP Network.

- Self Localization of Wireless Sensor Nodes by Means of Autonomous Mobile Robots.- An Experimental Study of Aggregator Nodes Positioning in Wireless Sensor Networks.- SIGNET Lab2: A Modular Management Architecture for Wireless Sensor Networks.; Wireless Communications: 2007 CNIT Thyrrhenian Symposium compiles the papers presented at the 2007 Thyrrenian International Workshop on Digital Communication held in Italy in September of 2007.The papers represent the new aspects of wireless communication systems that approach the challenge of moving towards multimedia communications and IP technology.

The various aspects covered are: Creating a secure wireless network for IP Ensuring Quality of Service (QoS) for the heterogeneous wireless networks Collecting data for several applications with one network The book is organized into five sessions that cover different topics.The five sessions are '4G Wireless Systems', 'Ad-Hoc and Cellular Networks', 'Security and Applications in Wireless Networks', 'QoS and Efficiency in Multimedia Heterogeneous Wireless Networks', and 'Wireless Sensor Networks'.Wireless Communications: 2007 CNIT Thyrrhenian Symposium is an up-to-date critical analysis of the state-of-the-art in each of the five areas above and is a reference for future development.;Focuses on the importance and development of wireless communications;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6478-4;Makino;"Shoji Makino; Te-Won Lee; Hiroshi Sawada (Eds.)";Blind Speech Separation;;Signals and Communication Technology ;;2007;430;Hardcover;Book;Approx.

;;final;99,95;106,95;109,95;77;174;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T24051 Signal, Image and Speech Processing;UXF;T24035 Communications Engineering, Networks;TJK;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer Netherlands;In production;31.2007;;;;" This is the first book to provide a cutting edge reference to the fascinating topic of blind source separation (BSS) for convolved speech mixtures.Through contributions by the foremost experts on the subject, the book provides an up-to-date account of research findings, explains the underlying theory, and discusses potential applications.

The individual chapters are designed to be tutorial in nature with specific emphasis on an in-depth treatment of state of the art techniques.Blind Speech Separation is divided into three parts: Part 1 presents overdetermined or critically determined BSS.Here the main technology is independent component analysis (ICA).ICA is a statistical method for extracting mutually independent sources from their mixtures.This approach utilizes spatial diversity to discriminate between desired and undesired components, i.

, it reduces the undesired components by forming a spatial null towards them.It is, in fact, a blind adaptive beamformer realized by unsupervised adaptive filtering.Part 2 addresses underdetermined BSS, where there are fewer microphones than source signals.Here, the sparseness of speech sources is very useful; we can utilize time-frequency diversity, where sources are active in different regions of the time-frequency plane.

Part 3 presents monaural BSS where there is only one microphone.Here, we can separate a mixture by using the harmonicity and temporal structure of the sources.We can build a probabilistic framework by assuming a source model, and separate a mixture by maximizing the a posteriori probability of the sources."; * cutting edge topic on blind source separation * top researchers from all over the world * tutorial in nature and in-depth treatment;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73421-5;Laugier;"Christian Laugier; Raja Chatila (Eds.)";Autonomous Navigation in Dynamic Environments;;Springer Tracts in Advanced Robotics Vol.

;;final;79,95;85,55;87,95;61,5;139,5;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T22059 Automation and Robotics;TJFM1;T24043 Control Engineering;TJFM;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;26.

2007;;; Part I: Dynamic World Understanding and Modelling for Safe Navigation.- Mobile Robot Map Learning from Range Data in Dynamic Environments.- Optical Flow Approaches for Self-Supervised Learning in Autonomous Mobile Robot Navigation.- Steps Towards Safe Navigation in Open and Dynamic Environments.- Part II: Obstacle Avoidance and Motion Planning in Dynamic Environments.

- Provably Safe Motions Strategies for Mobile Robots in Dynamic Domains.- Motion Planning in Dynamic Environments.- Recursive Agent Modeling with Probabilistic Velocity Obstacles for Mobile Robot Navigation among Humans.- Towards Real-Time Sensor-Based Path Planning in Highly Dynamic Environments.- Part III: Human-Robot Physical Interactions.

; The purpose of this book is to address the challenging problem of Autonomous Navigation in Dynamic Environments, and to present new ideas and approaches in this newly emerging technical domain.The book surveys the state-of-the-art, discusses in detail various related challenging technical aspects, and addresses upcoming technologies in this field.The aim of the book is to establish a foundation for a broad class of mobile robot mapping and navigation methodologies for indoor, outdoor, and exploratory missions.Three main topics located on the cutting edge of the state of the art are addressed, from both the theoretical and technological point of views: Dynamic world understanding and modelling for safe navigation, Obstacle avoidance and motion planning in dynamic environments, and Human-robot physical interactions.

Several models and approaches are proposed for solving problems such as Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM) in dynamic environments, Mobile obstacle detection and tracking, World state estimation and motion prediction, Safe navigation in dynamic environments, Motion planning in dynamic environments, Robust decision making under uncertainty, and Human-Robot physical interactions.; Presents recent results on the challenging problem of autonomous navigation in open and dynamic environments Addresses 3 main topics located on the cutting edge of the state of the art are addressed, from both the theoretical and technological point of views: SLAM in dynamic environments, Motion prediction for the sensed moving obstacles located in the vicinity of the robot, Onlinesafe navigation decision;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73423-9;Mukhopadhyay;"Subhas Mukhopadhyay; Gourab Sen Gupta (Eds.)";Autonomous Robots and Agents;;Studies in Computational Intelligence Vol.;;final;99,95;106,95;109,95;77;174;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T11006 atics/Computational Methods of Engineering;TBDC;I21017 Artificial Intelligence (incl.Robotics);UXC;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;11.2007;;; From the contents Toward Hierarchical Multi-Robot Urban Search and Rescue: Development of a ‘Mother’ Agent.- Multi-Robot Search and Rescue: A Potential Field Based Approach.- Localisation and Mapping with a Mobile Robot Using Sparse Range Data.- Applying High-Level Understanding to Visual Localisation for Mapping.

- Development of an Optical Three-Axis Tactile Sensor for Object Handing Tasks in Humanoid Robot Navigation System.- Clustering Methods in Flock Traffic Navigation Based on Negotiation.- Using Learned Features from 3D Data for Robot Navigation.- A Centre-of-Mass Tracker Integrated Circuit Design in nanometric CMOS for Robotic Visual Object Position Tracking.- Non-iterative Vision-based Interpolation of 3D Laser Scans.

- RoboSim: A Multimode 3D Simulator for Studying Mobile Robot Cooperation.- A Mobile Robot for Autonomous Book Retrieval.- Trajectory Planning for Surveillance Missions of Mobile Robots.- An Evolutionary Approach to Crowd Simulation.;" Robots and autonomous agents have permeated every aspect of human life.

They are not only omnipresent on the shop floors; they have pervaded our homes and are around us everywhere.Design methodologies and implementation techniques of intelligent machines are making progress in leaps and bounds.Smart interaction, cooperation, and pro-activeness are the hallmarks of modern intelligent machines.This book deals with the theoretical and methodological aspects of incorporating intelligence in 'Autonomous Robots and Agents'.Challenges faced in the real world to accomplish complex tasks, which require collaborative efforts, and methods to overcome them, are detailed.

Several informative articles deal with navigation, localization and mapping of mobile robots, a problem that engineers and researchers are grappling with all the time.This edited volume is targeted to present the latest state-of-the-art methodologies in Robotics.It is a compilation of the extended versions of the very best papers selected from the many that were presented at the 3rd International Conference on Autonomous Robots and Agents (ICARA 2006) which was held at Palmerston North, New Zealand from 11-14 December, 2006.Scientists and engineers who work with mobile robots will find this book very useful and stimulating.

";;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-25381-5;Yager;"Ronald Yager; Liping Liu (Eds.

)";Classic Works of the Dempster-Shafer Theory of Belief Functions;;Studies in Fuzziness and Soft Computing Vol.;;final;169,95;181,85;186,95;130,5;296;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T11006 atics/Computational Methods of Engineering;TBDC;I21017 Artificial Intelligence (incl.Robotics);UXC;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;23.2007;;; From the contents: Classic Works of the Dempster-Shafer Theory of Belief Functions: An Introduction.- New Methods for Reasoning toward Posterior Distributions based on Sample Data (1966).

- Upper and Lower Probability Induced by a Multivalued Mapping (1967).- A Generalization of Bayesian Inference (1968).- On Random Sets and Belief Functions (1978) .- Non-additive Probabilities in the Work of Bernoulli and Lambert (1978) .- Computational Methods for a Mathematical Theory of Evidence (1981).- Belief Functions and Parametric Models (1982) .- Entropy and Specificity in a Mathematical-Theory of Evidence (1983) .- A Method for Managing Evidential Reasoning in a Hierarchical Hypothesis Space (1985).

- Languages and Designs for Probability Judgment (1985) .- A Set-Theoretic View of Belief Functions: Logical Operations and Approximations by Fuzzy Sets (1986).- Weights of Evidence and Internal Conflict for Support Functions (1986).; This book brings together a collection of classic research papers on the Dempster-Shafer theory of belief functions.This book will serve as the authoritative reference in the field of evidential reasoning and an important archival reference in a wide range of areas including uncertainty reasoning in artificial intelligence and decision making in economics, engineering, and management.

The carefully selected contributions are grouped into seven sections, including conceptual foundations, theoretical perspectives, theoretical extensions, alternative interpretations, and applications to artificial intelligence, decision-making, and statistical inferences.The book also includes a foreword by Dempster and Shafer reflecting the development of the theory in the last forty years, and an introduction describing the basic elements of the theory and how each paper contributes to the field.; Collects the key original contributions that are widely recognized in the field of Dempster-Shafer Theory of Belief functions Authoritative reference in the field of evidential reasoning and an important archival reference in a wide range of areas including uncertainty reasoning in artificial intelligence and decision making in economics, engineering, and management;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-0-387-31201-9;Suri;"Jasjit S.)";Deformable Models;Biomedical and Clinical Applications;Topics in Biomedical Engineering.

International Book Series ;;2007;558;Hardcover;Book with CD-ROM;XVIII, 558 p.;;final;114,95;123;126,45;88,5;200,5;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T2700X Biomedical Engineering;MQW;I18016 Models and Principles ;UPC;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer-Verlag New York;Planned;01.2007;;; Level Set Methods in Medical Imaging: Approaches and Applications.

- Breast Boundary Estimation Using Active Deformable Models.- Application of Deformable Models in Ultrasound Breast Imaging.- Inertial snake for contour detection in Ultrasonography images.- Deformable Models and Level Set for Medical Imagery.

- Deformable Models for 3-D Ultrasound Prostate Imaging.- Application of 3-D Deformable Models for Bioinformatics Imaging.- PDE and Level set approaches in 4D for analysis of brain surface in dyslexia.- Level Set in Electrical Impedance Tomography.- Deformable Models used in Pathology Imaging.- Future of Deformable Models: Critical Issues.

; In the biomedical field, biomedical imaging has come to be a discipline of its own, given the nature of its applications in the understanding of the human body and medical diagnostics.

The understanding of Deformable Models are the significant utility on biomedical imagery primarily because of its ability to perform efficient topology preservation and fast shape recovery.This has dominated the binary, grayscale and color imaging frameworks, which the eye can perceive.It has not only the ability to find boundaries and surfaces that are deep seated in 2-D and 3-D volumes respectively, but also provide satisfactory solutions for the completion of cognitive objects with missing boundaries.Deformable Models: Biomedical and Clinical Applications will focus on the core mage processing techniques for biomedical and clinical applications.; Covers the complete spectrum of deformable models - its evolution as an imagery field and its use in many biomedical engineering and clinical application disciplines Includes level sets, PDEs, curve and surface evolution and their applications in biomedical fields covering both static and motion imagery Accompanied with a CD-ROM containing answers to chapter questions, all figures in color, and each chapter's “Pseudo Code” - a method to help biomedical engineers know how to program their own techniques;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-0-387-31204-0;Suri;"Jasjit S.

)";Deformable Models;Theory & Biomaterial Applications;Topics in Biomedical Engineering.International Book Series ;;2007;584;Hardcover;Book with CD-ROM;Approx.;;final;114,95;123;126,45;88,5;200,5;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T2700X Biomedical Engineering;MQW;H29005 Imaging / Radiology;MMP;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer-Verlag New York;Planned;01.- Real-time level set implementation including software and hardware architectures.- A Level Sets Formulation for Dual Snakes Model.- Object Tracking Combining Hausdorff Distance, HSV Histogram and Nonextensive Entropy.- Extrapolation Techniques For Finite Element Method.

- Active Shape and Appearance Modesl for Facial Image Analysis.- PDE-Based Three Dimensional Path Planning For Virtual Endoscopy.

- Application of Level sets in Medical Virtual Reality, Virtual Reality, Visualization and Imaging Research Centre.; In the biomedical field, biomedical imagery has come to be a discipline of its own, given the nature of its applications in the understanding of the human body and medical diagnostics.The understanding of Deformable Models are the significant utility on biomedical imagery primarily because of its ability to perform efficient topology preservation and fast shape recovery.This has dominated the binary, grayscale and color imaging frameworks, which the eye can perceive.It has not only the ability to find boundaries and surfaces that are deep-seated in 2-D and 3-D volumes respectively, but also provide satisfactory solutions for the completion of cognitive objects with missing boundaries.

Deformable Models: Theory and Biomaterial Applications focuses on the core image processing techniques: theory and biomaterials useful to research and industry.; Covers the complete spectrum of deformable models - its evolution as an imagery field and its use in many biomedical engineering and clinical application disciplines Includes level sets, PDEs, curve and surface evolution and their applications in biomedical fields covering both static and motion imagery Accompanied with a CD-ROM containing answers to chapter questions, all figures in color, and each chapter's “Pseudo Code” - a method to help biomedical engineers know how to program their own techniques Contributors are all pioneers in the field of biomedical mathematics, level sets, computer vision, image processing, deformable models and, partial differential equations;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6381-7;Frankel;E.Frankel;Oil and Security: Sands over Arabia;A World beyond Petroleum;Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality Vol.;;final;89,95;96,25;98,95;69;157;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T22032 Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk;TGPQ;T22016 Engineering Economics, Organization, Logistics, Marketing;KMML;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.2007;;;From the contents List of Figures.0 Drivers Of The Transition To A Clean And More Energy Efficient World.

0 Political And Socio-Economic Effects Of The New Energy Future.0 Arabia: The Center Of The Petroleum World.Conclusions: Big Is Not Synonymous With Beautiful Or Much With Civilized.Appendix A Production, Emulsification, Transportation, and Use of Orimulsion.Appendix B The Future of the Automobile as the Major Oil Consumer.; This book discusses the demise of the unreliable and risk prone use of solid and liquid fossil fuel and the development of a sustainable world energy system which assures environmental quality and an equitable socio-economic system.Although more sources of oil are becoming available, supply of oil is becoming increasingly less secure.Increasing petroleum costs, supply uncertainties, political factors, and environmental damage are forcing a radical move towards alternative fossil fuels such as natural gas and tar sand/shale extracted oil, bio-fuels, and alternative energy sources using wind, hydrogen, hydro, solar, and others.This book provides an up-to-date review of the socio-economic, political, and environmental factors forcing a new approach to global energy developments and use, as well as a review of the alternative fuel and energy conversion technology developments which will drive future energy use towards a cleaner, sustainable, and more secure future.; Approaches energy policy and development from a risk, safety, reliability impact point of view and shows how and why alternative energy development will soon over take petroleum as a dominant fuel source Up-to-date review of energy alternatives, their development potentials, costs, and environmental impacts.

Clear statement of the decline of use of fossil fuels, particularly oil and their replacement by more environmentally and secure sources of energy Impact of changes in energy demand and use on the current dominant position of the Middle East and its future socio-economic as well as political role or position Plan for a more socio-economic and environmentally acceptable energy future;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73694-3;G lich;Johann Friedrich G lich;Centrifugal Pumps;;;;2008;925;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;approx;186,87;199,95;205,56;144;325,5;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T17039 Machinery and Machine Elements;TGBN;T15044 Engineering Fluid Dynamics;TGMF;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Professional book;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Planned;01.- Partload operation: 3-D flow phenomena and their impact on performance.

- Turbine operation, general characteristics.- Influence of the medium on performance.- Selection of materials exposed to high flow velocities.- Pump selection and quality considerations.

; An up-to-date and unparalleled in-depth treatment of all kinds of flow phenomena encountered in centrifugal pumps is given, including the complex interactions of fluid flow with vibrations and wear of materials.The scope includes all aspects of hydraulic design, 3D-flow phenomena and partload operation, cavitation, numerical flow calculations, hydraulic forces, pressure pulsations, noise, pump vibrations (notably bearing housing vibrations diagnostics and remedies), pipe vibrations, pump characteristics and pump operation, the effects of highly viscous flows, pumping of gas-liquid mixtures, hydraulic transport of solids, fatigue damage to impellers or diffusers, material selection under the aspects of fatigue, corrosion, erosion-corrosion or hydro-abrasive wear, pump selection, and hydraulic quality criteria.

Information on the methods and procedures for the various calculations and failure diagnostics discussed in the text are presented in tables which may be considered almost unique in the open literature.This comprehensive handbook focuses on practical application in the industry and is free of mathematical or theoretical ballast.In order to find viable solutions in practice, the physical mechanisms involved must be thoroughly understood.The book is focused on fostering this understanding which will benefit the pump engineer in industry as well as academia and students.

; Detailed design procedures for pumps Large variety of ready to use tables for design calculations and diagnostics In-depth treatment of the underlying physical mechanisms for practical applications Comprehensive scope of topics encountered by the pump engineer;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-3-540-73811-4;Yamada;Toshio Yamada (Ed.

);Materials for Springs;;;;2007;390;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;approx;149,95;160,45;164,95;115,5;261,5;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T17004 Mechanical Engineering;TGB;C32000 Materials Science;TGM;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;28.2007;;; A Guide to Spring Material Selection.

; 'Materials for springs' is basically intended for engineers related to spring materials and technologies who graduated from metallurgical or mechanical engineering course in technical high school, or in other higher engineering schools, as well as those who are related to purchases or sales of spring materials.The first chapter introduces into the fundamental selection processes of spring materials and concomitant working processes including the information sources on materials database.

It is followed by the basic mechanisms and theories of spring failures such as fatigue fracture, creep/stress relaxation and stress corrosion cracking of metallic materials.The focus of the second chapter is put on ferrous and non-ferrous metallic materials.In the third and fourth chapters, polymer materials, FRP (Fiber Reinforced Plastics), ceramics and C/C composite materials are the main subject respectively.In the fifth chapter, lists of Japanese spring material manufacturers and their material grades being produced, relative prices of some spring materials compared to standard materials in Japan, comparisons of spring materials in the Japanese Industrial Standards with some other foreign standards, etc, are summarized.; Only comprehensive treatment in this specific topic Written by experts of the JSSE (Japan Society of Spring Engineers), strongly woven with the Spring producing industry;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-21419-9;Wagner;"Wolfgang Wagner; Hans-Joachim Kretzschmar";International Steam Tables;The Industrial Standard IAPWS-IF97 for the Thermodynamic Properties and Supplemetary Equations for Other Properties: Tables, Algorithms, Diagrams, Software;;2nd ed.

;2007;350;Hardcover;Book with CD-ROM;Approx.;;final;139,95;149,75;153,95;107,5;244;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T17012 Engineering Thermodynamics, Transport Phenomena;TGMB;T17004 Mechanical Engineering;TGB;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Reference work;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Planned;01.- Equations for the Calculation of the Thermophysical Properties of Water and Steam.- IAPWS Industrial Formulation 1997 for the Thermodynamic Properties.

Tables of the Properties of Water and Steam.;" Steam tables for practical industrial use are presented which have been calculated using the international standard for the thermodynamic properties of water and steam, the IAPWS-IF97 formulation, and the international standards for transport and other properties.In addition, the complete set of equations of IAPWS-IF97 is presented including all supplementary backward equations adopted by IAPWS between 2001 and 2005 for fast calculations of heat cycles, boilers, and steam turbines.For the first time these steam tables contain the following features: A compact disc (CD) providing an interactive electronic steam table for the calculation of all properties used in the book dependent on pressure and temperature.

Formulas to calculate from IAPWS-IF97 arbitrary partial derivatives of the eight most important properties; this is very helpful in non-stationary process modelling.Inclusion of the specific enthalpy and enthalpy differences into the uncertainty values of IPWS-IF97 regarding the most important properties.Pressure-temperature diagrams with isolines of all properties contained in the steam tables and further properties.Moreover, a Mollier h-s diagram and a T-s diagram are enclosed as full-colour wall charts in A1-format."; Complete description of the new backward equations adopted by IAPWS between 2001 and 2005 for fast calculations of heat cycles, boilers, and steam turbines Electronic steam tables on CD supplement;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-0-387-72892-6;Malshe;Ajay Malshe (Ed.

);Fabrication, Packaging and Integration of MEMS and Related Microsystems;;;;2008;500;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;approx;114,95;123;126,45;88,5;200,5;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T24027 Electronics and Microelectronics, Instrumentation;TJF;C32020 Optical and Electronic Materials;TJFD;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer-Verlag US;Planned;01.2007;;;; Today's artificially intelligent systems are fabricated using sub-micron scale devices in micro and meso packages, primarily using electric signals and interfacing to the macroscopic level using the logic of programming.

While packaging was once considered secondary, it has now developed its own standards throughout the world.This book discusses the three key features for next generation application specific systems-on-a-chip (SOC): Mixed Signals, Mixed Environmental Domains, and Varying Scales of Devices and Packaging Components.This book also addresses some of the non-traditional developments of MEMS and their applications.;No other books on market dedicated to packaging and integration of MEMS and related microsystems;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-25129-3;Nourbakhsh;"Ahmad Nourbakhsh; Andr Jaumotte; Charles Hirsch; Hamideh B.Parizi";Turbopumps & Pumping Systems;;;;2007;130;Hardcover;Book;Approx.

;;final;99,95;106,95;109,95;77;174;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T17039 Machinery and Machine Elements;TGBN;C27000 Industrial Chemistry/Chemical Engineering;TDC;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Reference work;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;28.- Operational properties of characteristic curves.; This book covers most of the subjects that are requested by engineers, those who are directly involved in design and manufacturing the pumps to those who operate the pumps in industrial units.The authors have worked for many years teaching the subject, conducting research, and implementing pump and pump station designs in different academic institutions, industrial sectors, and consulting firms.

Based on this extensive background, the material of the book is arranged to cover the most important topics, from basic theories to practical applications.This book can also serve as a useful textbook for students who are taking the courses in the area of turbopumps and hydraulic machineries.The book is divided into two major Parts.In Part I, Turbopumps, the basic information about pumps classification, definitions, principal of operation, and construction elements are presented.In Part II, Pumping Systems, the important parameters in pump operation, selection, pumping systems, and pump stations are discussed in details.

; Everything important, up to date and practical about turbopumps A must for every mechanical and chemical engineer involved in designing pumps and peripheral systems The complete reference book for Turbopumps;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-1-4020-5978-0;Fitzek;"Frank H.)";Cognitive Wireless Networks;Concepts, Methodologies and Visions Inspiring the Age of Enlightenment of Wireless Communications;;;2007;650;Hardcover;Book;Approx.

;;final;89,95;96,25;98,95;69;157;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T24035 Communications Engineering, Networks;TJK;I13022 Computer Communication Networks ;UVZ;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.Part II: Cooperative Networks: Social, Operational and Communicational Aspects.

Part IV: Marrying Cooperation and Cognition in Wireless Networks.Part VI: Visions, Prospects and Emerging Technologies.; In the Age of Enlightenment the German philosopher Immanuel Kant encouraged people to use their own mind as the basis for reasoning instead of following dogmatic religious rules - Sapere aude! (dare to know!) - Today wireless communication networks are increasingly becoming aware of the conditions of its their component parts and surrounding environment.

Cognition, a continuous process involving sensing, reasoning, understanding and reacting, can be applied to wireless networks in order to adapt the system to the highly dynamic wireless ecosystem.The ultimate goals are to enhance the efficiency in the use of radio resources as well as to improve both link and network performance.This book presents a detailed overview of a rapidly emerging topic in modern communications: cognitive wireless networks.The key aspects of cognitive and cooperative principles in wireless networks are discussed in this book.Furthermore, Cognitive Wireless Networks advocates the concept of breaking up the cellular communication architecture by introducing cooperative strategies among wireless devices.

Cognitive wireless networking is the key to success in handling the upcoming dynamic network configurations and exploiting this cross-over to the fullest extent.; Contains “hot” topics and emerging research concepts First volume mostly dealt with rather well studied (but new) concepts This second volume focuses on upcoming ideas and technologies, some of them already hot topics and some of them clearly becoming the hot topics of the future;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6504-0;Soudris;"Dimitrios Soudris; Stamatis Vassiliadis (Eds.)";Fine- and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Computing;;;;2007;300;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;89,95;96,25;98,95;69;157;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T24068 Circuits and Systems;TJFC;I14002 Software Engineering/Programming and Operating Systems ;UPD;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.

1: A Survey of Fine-Grain Reconfigurable Architectures and CAD tools.

2: A Survey of Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Architectures and CAD tools.

3: AMDREL: A Novel Low-Energy FPGA Architecture and Supporting CAD Tool Design Flow.4: A coarse-grain dynamically reconfigurable system and compilation framework.5: Polymorphic Instruction Set Computers.6: ADRES and DRESC: Architecture And Compiler For Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Processors.

7: A Taxonomy of Field-Programmable Custom Computing Machines: An architectural approach.; Fine- and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Computing gives the basic concepts and building blocks for the design of Fine- (or FPGA) and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Architectures.Recently-developed integrated architecture design and software-supported design flow of FPGA and coarse-grain reconfigurable architecture are also described.The book is accompanied by an interactive CD which include case studies and lab projects for the design of FPGA and Coarse-grain architectures based on the European funded projects AMDREL and MOLEN, respectively.Part I consists of two extensive surveys of FPGA and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Architectures.

In Part II, case studies, innovative research results about reconfigurable architectures and design frameworks from three projects AMDREL, MOLEN and ADRES and DRESC, and, a new classification according to microcoded architectural criteria are described.Fine- and Coarse-Grain Reconfigurable Computing is an essential reference for researchers and professionals and can be used as a textbook by undergraduate, graduate students and professors.; With Reconfigurable Computing becoming increasingly important to Design Engineers as well as Computer Scientists, this book discusses all aspects of the topic and contains industrial and academic contributions Includes modeling software;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-0-387-73818-5;Chen;"Fang Chen; Kristiina Jokinen (Eds.)";Speech Technology;Theory and Applications;;;2008;400;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;approx;83,95;89,83;92,35;64,5;146,5;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T24051 Signal, Image and Speech Processing;UXF;I18067 User Interfaces and Human Computer Interaction;UZM;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer-Verlag US;Planned;01.- New Applications and Application Areas.- In-Vehicle Information Communication Application.- Ubiquitous Computing and Applications in Home Environments.; New Trends in Speech Based Interactive Systems will give an overview of the research and application of speech technologies in different areas.The basic technology development areas include: Automatic speech recognition technology, speech synthesis, spoken interaction, natural language understanding, speaker recognition, emotion in spoken dialogue systems, expressive speech synthesis, affective computing, multimodal communication, interaction technologies, and animated agents.

The application areas include: in-vehicle information system and interaction, military application, other industrial applications such as for space, air traffic control, or complicated control room interaction, simulator control, etc., and application for special users and in entertainment systems.General design and usability evaluation methodologies from the user’s perspective will also be included in the book.The overview of each technology includes: 1.The history and the development of the technology.

What are the hot research topics/interests in the technology? 3.What kind of mistakes/assumption that people has tried, so to avoid repeating the mistakes.What can be the special interests/problems in different application areas? 5.

The trend of the technical development in the coming few years.The overview of each application area includes: 1.What kind of speech technologies are interested in the application.

The analysis of the factors that affect the real-time application.What can be the possible usability requirements and interaction design problems? 5.The trend of the research focus in the coming few years.

One of the special characteristics of the book is that the authors will not just present their own research work, but take a broad view of the multiple research areas and take the multidisciplinary approach to the topics.One of the goals in this book is to emphasize the application.User experience, human factors and usability issues are the focus in this book.; Reviews new automatic speech recognition technology and spoken dialogue systems Includes applications on in-vehicle information systems, military applications, and other industrial speech applications Focuses on human factors in automatic speech-based systems;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-3-540-73644-8;Momber;Andreas Momber;Blast Cleaning Technology;;;;2008;450;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;99,95;106,95;109,95;77;174;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T22040 Operating Procedures, Materials Treatment;TGP;T22032 Quality Control, Reliability, Safety and Risk;TGPQ;Materials Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Professional book;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;09.- Basic Aspects of Air and Abrasive Acceleration.

- Steel Surface Preparation by Blast Cleaning.; Blast cleaning is one of the most frequently utilised surface treatment-method in modern industry.Tilghman’s patent on 'Improvement in cutting and engraving stone, metal, glass etc.' (1870) was the starting point of the utilisation of blast cleaning for industrial processes.Early applications included applications in the foundry industry, steel making industry, and corrosion protection industry.

Today’s applications include the use for micro-machining, polishing, maintenance and surface preparation for coating applications.Recent advanced applications in the machining industry include blast cleaning assisted laser milling.The book is the first comprehensive monograph in this subject.It provides a practical and comprehensive review of the technology.This book systematically and critically reviews the theory behind the technology, the state of current blast cleaning, surface quality aspects and the effects of blast cleaning on the performance of applied coatings.

; Comprehensive reference for all aspects of industrial surface preparation using blast technology.Valuable Source for solving practical problems;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-3-211-71574-1;Beer;"Gernot Beer; Ian Smith; Christian Duenser";The boundary element method with programming;An introduction for engineers;;;2008;500;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;approx;93,41;99,95;102,75;70;163;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T00004 Engineering, general;TBC;;;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Vienna;Planned;01.Material Modeling and Fundamental Solutions.

Boundary Element Methods – Numerical Implementation.Nonlinear material problems, heterogeneity.

Solution of large systems, parallel processing.; A thorough yet understandable introduction to the boundary element method, an attractive alternative to the finite element method, is presented.The unique feature of the book is that it not only explains the theory but also the implementation of the theory into computer code.The code in FORTRAN 95 can be downloaded free of charge.

The issue of efficiently using parallel processing hardware in order to considerably speed up the computations for large Systems is also addressed.The applications range form problems of heat and fluid flow to static and dynamic elasto-plastic problems in continuum mechanics.After each chapter several exercises are shown and this makes it suitable as a teaching material in a class on the BEM.Several applications of the method to industrial problems are included, that show the advantage over other methods.; Introductory text for engineers and scientists Covers the theory and implementation aspects Wide range of applications covered;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-3-540-73646-2;Gallais;Patrick Gallais;Atmospheric Re-Entry Vehicle Mechanics;;;;2007;160;Hardcover;Book;Approx.

;;final;69,95;74,85;76,95;54;122;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T17050 Space Exploration and Astronautics ;TTDS;T11006 atics/Computational Methods of Engineering;TBDC;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;25.2007;;;; Ballistic reentry vehicles, capsules and planetary probes are the fastest human designed objects to fly through planet’s atmospheres.

With velocities over Mach 20, RV’s have to dissipate a huge kinetic energy, and environment may exceed 100 g’s at center of mass, 100 bars stagnation pressure and 100 MW/m on nosetip.Design of thermal protection system is a formidable material engineering problem.Vehicle conception covers large discipline realms, among which Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics are essential as they only can provide necessary aeroshell shape, mass and inertia properties and tolerances to achieve adequate environment and trajectory performance.Capsules and probes have different missions and entry conditions but approaches and methods are identical.Based on a long engineering experience, this book offers a comprehensive and state of the art analysis of aerodynamic and flight mechanic entry topics.

In addition, it provides a large set of application exercises and solutions.It is addressed to university and engineering school students, as well as engineers in aerospace companies and government agencies, or simply curious readers.; Comprehensive book for practitioners as students in aeronautics, written after 33years experienced and proven in first, non commercial and French edition.New edition with new chapters on Re-entry on Mars mission, flight quality, rarefied aerodynamics and re-entry accuracy Exercises at solutions at the end of the book;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6394-7;Bourdin;"Blaise Bourdin; Gilles A.

Francfort; Jean-Jacques Marigo";The variational approach to fracture;;;;2007;162;Hardcover;Book;Approx.

;;approx;69,95;74,85;76,95;49;122;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T1501X Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials;TGB;M14068 Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Mathematics;PBWH;Materials Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer Netherlands;Planned;01.2007;;;From the contents 1 Introduction.3 Stationarity versus local or global minimality – A comparison.; This volume offers a panorama of the variational approach to brittle fracture that has developed in the past eight years or so.The key concept dates back to Griffith and consists in viewing crack growth as the result of a competition between bulk and surface energy.

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Griffith’s insight in the light of the contemporary tools of the Calculus of Variations is revisited.Also, Barenblatt’s contributions are imported and there is a continuous striving to gauge the respective merits of both types of surface energy.

The advocated variational approach provides an incisive picture of initiation and propagation whose features are detailed Sitemap Get online academic writing and editing assistance on our nbsp.The advocated variational approach provides an incisive picture of initiation and propagation whose features are detailed.

The material is mathematical in nature, but not overly preoccupied with technicalities.An effort is made to connect the approach with more classical treatments of fracture, and to illustrate the results in simple test settings, or through relevant numerical simulations Best website to get writing help engineering report double spaced 93 nbsp.An effort is made to connect the approach with more classical treatments of fracture, and to illustrate the results in simple test settings, or through relevant numerical simulations.; Offers a new and unified view of fracture evolution in a brittle solid Treats crack evolution from its initiation all the way to the failure of the sample Models both crack initiation, crack path and crack extension for arbitrary geometries and loads Presents original results, both from a theoretical and from a numerical standpoint Offers a unified treatment of fracture and fatigue;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73536-6;Spurk;Joseph H Best website to get writing help engineering report double spaced 93 nbsp.; Offers a new and unified view of fracture evolution in a brittle solid Treats crack evolution from its initiation all the way to the failure of the sample Models both crack initiation, crack path and crack extension for arbitrary geometries and loads Presents original results, both from a theoretical and from a numerical standpoint Offers a unified treatment of fracture and fatigue;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73536-6;Spurk;Joseph H.;;final;69,95;74,85;76,95;54;122;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T15001 Theoretical and Applied Mechanics;TGB;;;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;01.2007;;;Fundamentals: The concept of the continuum and kinematics.

- Fundamental equations of continuum mechanics.- Equations of motion for particular fluids.- Selected Topics in Fluid Mechanics: Hydrostatics.- Appendix: Introduction to Cartesian tensors.- Tables and diagrams for compressible fluids.

;" This successful textbook emphasizes the unified nature of all the disciplines of Fluid Mechanics as they emerge from the general principles of continuum mechanics.

The different branches of Fluid Mechanics, always originating from simplifying assumptions, are developed according to the basic rule: from the general to the specific.

The first part of the book contains a concise but readable introduction into kinematics and the formulation of the laws of mechanics and thermodynamics.The second part consists of the methodical application of these principles to technology.This book is offered to engineers, physicists and applied mathematicians; it can be used for self study, as well as in conjunction with a lecture course.This second English version is the translation of the very successful sixth German book, significantly expanded by a new chapter about creeping flows.In addition, sections about thin-film flow and flow through porous media are added and thus the book gives a complex introduction to the wide area of fluid mechanics.

"; Successful textbook on a very high scientific level Emphasizes the unified nature of all the disciplines of Fluid Mechanics Includes new sections about creeping flows, thin-film flow and flow through porous media;9 ;Students;Standard (0) ;978-3-540-73446-8;Roesler;"Joachim Roesler; Harald Harders; Martin Baeker";Mechanical Behaviour of Engineering Materials;Metals, Ceramics, Polymers, and Composites;;;2007;500;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;69,95;74,85;76,95;54;115;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T1501X Continuum Mechanics and Mechanics of Materials;TGB;C32010 Structural Materials;TGM;Materials Science;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Graduate/Advanced undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;25.- Mechanical Behaviour of Fibre Reinforced Composites.; How do engineering materials deform when bearing mechanical loads? To answer this crucial question, the book bridges the gap between continuum mechanics and materials science.The different kinds of material deformation (elasticity, plasticity, fracture, creep, fatigue) are explained in detail.The book also discusses the physical processes occurring during the deformation of all classes of engineering materials (metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites) and shows how these materials can be strengthened to meet the design requirements.

It provides the knowledge needed in selecting the appropriate engineering material for a certain design problem.The reader will thus learn how to critically employ design rules and thus to avoid failure of mechanical components.‘Mechanical Behaviour of Engineering Materials’ is both a valuable textbook and a useful reference for graduate students and practising engineers.; Textbook merging the areas of Continuum Mechanics and Materials Science Thoroughly explains the mechanisms of the mechanical behavior of materials Deals with metals, ceramics, and polymers Discusses strengthening measures ;9 ;Students;Standard (0) ;978-0-387-72670-0;Hamblen;"James O.Furman";Rapid Prototyping of Digital Systems DE2 Edition;;;;2008;400;Softcover;Book with CD-ROM;Approx.;;approx;50,05;53,55;55,06;38,5;82;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T24068 Circuits and Systems;TJFC;I23044 Computer-Aided Engineering (CAD, CAE) and Design;TBDC;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag US;Planned;01.

- Tutorial II: Sequential Design and Hierarchy.

- Using VHDL for Synthesis of Digital Hardware.- Using Verilog for Synthesis of Digital Hardware.- State Machine Design: The Electric Train Controller.- Interfacing to the PS/2 Keyboard and Mouse.- Legacy Digital I/O Interfacing Standards.- A RISC Design: Synthesis of the MIPS Processor Core.

- Introducing System-on-a-Programmable-Chip.- Tutorial III: Nios II Processor Software Development.- Tutorial IV: Nios II Processor Hardware Design.- Real-Time Operating Systems for SOPC Systems.; This book provides an exciting and challenging laboratory component for an undergraduate digital logic design class.

The more advanced topics and excercises are also appropriate for an upper level course in digital logic or embedded systems.The goal of this text is to introduce fully integrated modern CAD tools, logic simulation, logic synthesis using hardware description languages, design hierarchy, current generation field programmable gate array (FPGA) technology, and SOPC design in the laboratory portion of the course.Even student laboratory projects can now implement entire digital and computer systems with hundreds of thousands of gates.The book includes a number of interesting and challenging laboratory projects involving serial communications, state machines with video output, video games and graphics, simple computers, keyboard and mouse interfaces, robotics, pipelined RISC processor cores, designing a computer system using a commercial processor core, C programs running on processor cores, and porting Linux to the board.Source files and additional example files are available on the CD-ROM for all designs presented in the text.

The student version of the PC based CAD tool on the CD-ROM can be freely distributed to students.; Includes Student Laboratory Tutorials and Projects using the latest CAD tools and newest FPGA boards from Altera Integrates interesting student projects into the textbook and software Covers SoPC design using processor cores and C application programs Provides information on porting RTOS to an FPGA processor core Contains source files and additional example files on the enclosed CD-ROM for all designs presented in the book;9 ;Students;Standard (0) ;978-3-540-35777-3; rdi;P ter rdi;Complexity Explained;;;;2007;410;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;49,95;53,45;54,95;38,5;87;;;;;;;English;Engineering;T11006 atics/Computational Methods of Engineering;TBDC;P19056 Complexity;PBWR;Engineering;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;01.2007;;; COMPLEX SYSTEMS: THE INTELLECTUAL LANDSCAPE.- FROM THE CLOCKWORK WORLD VIEW to IRREVERSIBILITY (and BACK?).- THE SEARCH FOR LAWS: DEDUCTIVE VERSUS INDUCTIVE.

- STATISTICAL LAWS: FROM SYMMETRIC TO ASYMMETRIC.- SIMPLE AND COMPLEX STRUCTURES: BETWEEN ORDER AND RANDOMNESS.It illuminates how complex collective behavior emerges from the parts of a system, due to the interaction between the system and its environment.You will learn the basic concepts and methods of complex system research.It is shown that very different complex phenomena of nature and society can be analyzed and understood by nonlinear dynamics since many systems of very different fields, such as physics, chemistry, biology, economics, psychology and sociology etc.“Complexity Explained” is not highly technical and mathematical, but teaches and uses the basic mathematical notions of dynamical system theory making the book useful for students of science majors and graduate courses, but it should be readable for a more general audience; actually for those, who ask: What complex systems really are?"; One of the flagships of the “Springer Complexity” program Everything understandable about complexity and nonlinear systems Author is coauthor to Michael Arbib of the well known book “Neural Organization - Structure Function, and Dynamics” (MIT Press 1997);9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-21193-8;Platt;"Ulrich Platt; Jochen Stutz";Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy;Principles and Applications;Physics of Earth and Space Environments ;;2008;500;Hardcover;Book;Approx.

;;final;129,95;139,05;142,95;100;226,5;;;;;;;English;Environment;U19001 Environmental Physics;RNR;C21001 Physical Chemistry ;PNR;Environmental Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;16.- Interaction of Molecules With Radiation.- Measurement Techniques for Atmospheric Trace Gas Concentrations and Other Parameters.- Evaluation of Doas Spectra, Sensitivity, and Detection Limits 259.- Sample Applications of “Active” Doas With Artificial Light Sources.; Measurement techniques form the basis of our knowledge about atmospheric composition and chemistry.Presently, important questions of atmospheric chemistry center on urban pollution, free-radical chemistry, degradation of greenhouse gases and the budgets of tropospheric and stratospheric ozone.Among the many different optical spectroscopic methods that are in use, DOAS has emerged as a universal technique to measure the concentrations of atmospheric trace gases by making use of the characteristic absorption features of gas molecules along a path of known length in the open atmosphere.

This book reviews the basics of atmospheric chemistry, radiation transport, and optical spectroscopy before detailing the principles underlying DOAS.

The second part of the book describes the design and application of DOAS instruments as well as the evaluation and interpretation of spectra.The recent expansion of DOAS application to the imaging of trace gas distributions by ground, aircraft, and satellite-based instruments is also covered.Written for graduate students and researchers with a general background in environmental physics, this book especially addresses the needs of those working in the field of atmospheric chemistry, pollution monitoring, and volcanology.; Provides a detailed introduction to the principles underlying Differential Optical Absorption Spectroscopy Describes the design and application of DOAS instruments as well as the evaluation and interpretation of spectra Covers the recent expansion of DOAS application to the imaging of trace gas distributions by ground, aircraft, and satellite-based instruments is also Reviews the basics of atmospheric chemistry, radiation transport, and optical spectroscopy;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73342-3;Tapiador;Francisco J.Tapiador;Rural Analysis and Management;An Earth Science Approach to Rural Science;;;2007;404;Hardcover;Book;Approx.

;;approx;99,95;106,95;109,95;77;174;;;;;;;English;Environment;U25001 Monitoring/Environmental Analysis/Environmental Ecotoxicology ;RPX;J15000 Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning;RGL;Environmental Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;18.- 1 Methodological Notes on Analysis, Synthesis and Management.- 2 The Measuring Process in Rural Analysis.Elements of the Analysis: 3 Environmental Elements in Rural Analysis.- 4 Dynamics and Processes of the Environmental Elements.- 5 Anthropic Elements in Rural Analysis.- 6 Dynamics and Processes of the Anthropic Elements.A Geographical Synthesis: 7 A Synthetic Approach.- 8 A Cartographic Overview of the Agrarian World.- 9 Regional Issues in the Rural Areas of the World.Rural Management – The Applied Approach: 10 Approaches to Management.- 11 Management Tools: Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and Expert Systems.- 12 The Concept of Rural Quality of Life.- 13 The Rural Areas in the Structure of the Territory.- 17 Public Participation and Information Technologies.- 18 Global Change Issues in Rural Planning.

- 19 Public Dissemination Tools: An Example for Inventories.; This handbook presents the foundations of modern rural analysis.The first part of the book presents a comprehensive description of the elements of rural analysis, providing the basis for a synthetic view of rural landscapes in the second part.Included is a comprehensive description and explanation of the rural landscapes from throughout the world, which leads to a complete management scheme for rural landscapes.

The text covers topics such as global change, the role of information technologies in rural areas, gender relations and how to bridge the gap between scientific analysis and decision-making processes.A fully-worked example is provided, illustrating how all the analyses and techniques shown can be applied in a real case.; Presents the foundations of modern rural analysis leading to a complete management scheme for rural landscapes and its application to an actual case Includes topics such as global change, the role of information technologies in rural areas, gender relations and how to bridge the gap between scientific analysis and decision-making processes ;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73413-0;Davis;"Clodoveu Augusto Jr.)";Advances in Geoinformatics;;;;2007;315;Hardcover;Book;XXIV, 315 p.;;final;129,95;139,05;142,95;100;226,5;;;;;;;English;Geography;J13000 Geographical Information Systems/Cartography;RGXD;G13007 Computer Applications in Geosciences ;R;Geography;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;04.2007;;;Computational Geometry and Visualization.- Spatial Ontologies and Interoperability.- Geostatistics, Spatial Statistics and Spatial Analysis.

; The GeoInfo series of scientific conferences is an annual forum for exploring research, development and innovative applications in geographic information science and related areas.This book provides a privileged view of what is currently happening in the field of geoinformatics, and a preview of what could be the hotter developments and research topics a few years from now.Additionally, it includes recent research results on spatial databases, spatial ontologies, computational geometry and visualization for geographic information systems, geostatistics and spatial statistics, spatial analysis, interoperability, and innovative applications of geotechnologies.;Presents a number of advancements in the field of GeoInformatics;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6541-5;Wong;"Tai-Chee Wong; Belinda Yuen; Charles Goldblum (Eds.

)";Spatial Planning for a Sustainable Singapore;;;;2008;240;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;89,95;96,25;98,95;69;157;;;;;;;English;Geography;J15000 Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning;RGL;K18006 Urbanism;AMVD;Geography;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer Netherlands;Planned;01.- Planning the World Metropolis at Island-City Scale: Urban Innovation as a Constraint and Tool in Global Change.- Nature and Environmental Sustainability: A Study of Singapore Experience.- Remaking of Singapore’s Chinatown in Search of a More Sustainable Development.- Singapore’s Nature: Past, Present and Future.- Above the Tideline: Sustainable Waterfront Planning Practices in Singapore.

- Sustainable City Centre Development: The Singapore City Centre in the Context of Sustainable Development.- Singapore’s Urban Transport: Sustainability by Design or Necessity?.- Sustainable Industrial Development in Singapore.- Sustainable Housing Form: Public Housing Development in Singapore.- Sustainable Recreational Space: The Controversial Integrated Resorts in Singapore.

- Condominium in Singapore as a ‘Laboratory of Sustainable Housing Development’ in Southeast Asia.; The book is intended to be a landmark publication to showcase Singapore academics’ and practising planners’ work and thinking in the globalisation age.The book takes a reflective approach in reviewing the direction, impact and significance of sustainable development in Singapore planning and the future challenges facing the city-state looked upon by many developing countries as a ‘model’.The book analyses and provides an insight to Singapore’s planning system and practices associated with sustainable development.

It contributes and produces an impact on urban planning literature in a renewed perspective about Singapore that reflects the reality and need to address sustainability in the triangular relationship of economic, environmental and social developments.;;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6511-8;Lykousis;"Vasilios Lykousis; Dimitris Sakellariou; Jacques Locat (Eds.)";Submarine Mass Movements and Their Consequences;;Advances in Natural and Technological Hazards Research Vol.27;;2007;500;Hardcover;Book with CD-ROM;Approx.;;final;169,95;181,85;186,95;130,5;296;;;;;;;English;Geosciences;G17002 Geology ;RBG;G27008 Sedimentology ;RBGB;Geosciences/Geography;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer Netherlands;In production;10.2007;;; Section-1 Role of submarine slides in margin development.- Section-2 Mass waste evolution: From slump to distal turbidites.

- Section-3 New techniques, approaches and challenges in submarine slope instability analysis.- Section-4 Monitoring stress on submarine slopes and sediment physical properties.- Section-5 Submarine slides in coastal areas, semi-enclosed seas (fjords, estuaries, gulfs) and lakes.- Section-6 Submarine landslides in volcanic island settings.

- Section-7 Submarine mass movements and tsunamis.

; This book provides a world-wide perspective of submarine mass movements and their consequences.This has been made possible by assembling excellent contributions from active researchers, groups, or institutions, thus providing full coverage of the many scientific and engineering aspects of this type of marine and coastal geo-hazard.It covers fundamental as well as site specific studies from many areas including the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, inner seas such as the Mediterranean Sea, and fjords using the most recent technologies from multibeam sonar imaging techniques, 3D seismic analysis, slope stability analysis, to debris flow and tsunami modeling.Audience: This book is of interest to any researcher in the field of marine and coastal geo-hazards.It will be useful for planners, scientists and engineers involved in the development of offshore and near-shore resources and also to those in charge of the management and mitigation of coastal hazards.

For graduate students, this book provides an up-to-date vision of the process of submarine mass movements and their consequences from both a scientific and an engineering standpoint, and it includes a unique collection of the existing literature on marine geo-hazards.This volume contains a CD-Rom which in addition to an electronically searchable version of the contributions, has full colour versions of figures which are printed in black and white in the book.; State-of-the-art in submarine slide studies;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-211-73365-3;Griffiths;"D.)";Probabilistic Methods in Geotechnical Engineering;;CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences Number 491;;2007;354;Softcover;Book;Approx.;;final;74,95;80,2;82,45;57,5;130,5;;;;;;;English;Geosciences;G28000 Geotechnical Engineering;TNCC;T23004 Civil Engineering;TN;Geosciences/Geography;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Vienna;Planned;01.2007;;;; Soils and rocks are among the most variable of all engineering materials, and as such are highly amenable to a probabilistic treatment.The application of statistical and probabilistic concepts to geotechnical analysis is a rapidly growing area of interest for both academics and practitioners.The book is therefore aimed at students, researchers, and practitioners of geotechnical engineering who wish to keep abreast of developments in this evolving field of study.

The course content and will assume no more that an introductory understanding of probability and statistics on the part of the course participants.The main objective is to present a state-of-the-art training on probabilistic techniques applied to geotechnical engineering in relation to both theory and practice.Including: (a) discussion of potential benefits of probabilistic approaches as opposed to the classical “Factor of Safety” methods, to review sources of uncertainty in geotechnical analysis and to introduce methods of LRFD and reliability concepts in Eurocode 7, (b) review of relevant statistical theories needed to develop the methodologies and interpret the results of probabilistic analysis, (c) examples of established probabilistic methods of analysis in geotechnical engineering, such as the First Order Second Moment (FOSM) method, the Point Estimate Method (PEM), the First and Second Order Reliability Methods (FORM SORM) and Random Set (RS) theory, (d) description of numerical methods of probabilistic analysis based on the finite element method, such as the Stochastic Finite Element Method (SFEM) and recent developments on the Random Finite Element Method (RFEM), (e) practical examples and case histories of probabilistic applications in geotechnical engineering.;;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6453-1;Rao;"A.Rao; E-C Hsu";Hilbert-Huang Transform Analysis of Hydrological and Environmental Time Series;;Water Science and Technology Library Vol.;;final;99,95;106,95;109,95;77;174;;;;;;;English;Geosciences;G19005 Hydrogeology ;RBK;U12007 Climate Change ;RNPG;Geosciences/Geography;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.

Hilbert-Huang Transform (Hht) Spectral Analysis.Hilbert-Huang Spectra of Simulated Data.; The Hilbert-Huang Transform ((HHT) is a recently developed technique which is used to analyze nonstationary data.Hydrologic and environmental series are, in the main, analyzed by using techniques which were developed for stationary data.This has led to problems of interpretation of the results.Environmental and hydrologic series are quite often nonstationary.

The basic objective of the material discussed in this book is to analyze these data by using methods based on the Hilbert-Huang transform.These results are compared to the results from the traditional methods such as those based on Fourier transform and other classical statistical tests.;;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73557-1;Wellmer;"Friedrich-Wilhelm Wellmer; Manfred Dalheimer; Markus Wagner";Economic Evaluations in Exploration;;;2nd ed.;;approx;69,95;74,85;76,95;54;122;;;;;;;English;Geosciences;G23002 Mineral Resources ;RBGL3;G17002 Geology ;RBG;Geosciences/Geography;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Graduate/Advanced undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;23.

- 2 First Estimates of Grade and Tonnages and Potential Grade and Tonnages.- 3 Dealing with Data of Multi-Element Deposits.

- 4 Conversion of Geological Data into Mining Data for Ore Deposits.- 5 Introduction to Economic Evaluations.- 7 Calculation of the Net Smelter Return (NSR) of a Mine.- 10 Additional Economic Planning Methods.- 12 Quantitative Valuation of Exploration Projects without known Mineralization.- Appendix A: Diagrams for Conversion between Imperial and Metric Units.- Appendix B: Diagrams to Determine the Thickness Reduction Factors for Drilling Oblique to Strike and Dip at Different Angles of Inclination and Diagram to Determine the Optimal Angle of Inclination of Drill Holes for Drilling Oblique to Strike.

- Appendix C, Part 1: Derivation of the Formula for Calculating a Density Equivalent of Chapter 3.- Appendix C, Part 2: Spreadsheet to calculate densities of complex ore.- Appendix E: Problems Created by the Application of Geometrical Series.- Appendix F: Sources of Information, Internet Addresses.- Appendix G: Scales (for the field book).

; The textbook is intended for the economic geologist who deals with the evaluation of deposits at an early stage of development.It offers rules for quick and easy calculations based on the application of approximate data.It provides both the student and the geologist in the field with a complete set of rules and methods enabling them to perform a quick initial evaluation of the deposit without the support of specialists or computers – even if he is left to his own resources.To support the 'how to do'-approach all rules for calculations are illustrated with examples and also points out mistakes and pitfalls the authors encountered during their careers.

The case histories, exercises, metal prices and terminology, especially concerning 'reserves and resources', have been fully updated in this second edition.New chapters discuss topics including the life time of deposits, derivation of interest rates for the net present value (NPV) calculations, the influence of political risk and the evaluation of mineral prospects without known mineralization.; Fully updated second edition Contains exercises explaining all stages of the calculations necessary for an early economic evaluation of a mineral deposit in the exploration stage New chapters discuss the life time of deposits, derivation of interest rates for net present value (NPV) calculations, the influence of political risk and the evaluation of mineral prospects without known mineralization;9 ;Students;Standard (0) ;978-3-540-73355-3;Brugger;"Winfried Brugger; Michael Karayanni (Eds.)";Religion in the Public Sphere: A Comparative Analysis of German, Israeli, American and International Law;;Beitr ge zum ausl ndischen ffentlichen Recht und V lkerrecht Vol.

190;;2007;467;Hardcover;Book;XVI, 467 p.

;;final;89,95;96,25;98,95;69;157;;;;;;;English;Law;R14002 International & Foreign Law/Comparative Law;LAM;R1701X European Law/Public International Law;LF;Law;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;22.2007;;; How closely correlated should church and state be? May a state recognize or dignify the role and meaning of religion at all, and if so can it treat different religious groups differently? This book intends to answer these questions through a portrayal and comparison of various legal orders including those of Germany, Israel, France and the USA.Some authors consider the issue of “church and state” from an international law perspective.The analyses are structured from both a state-institutional as well as from a fundamental rights and human rights perspective.

Here the religious and secular freedoms are brought into focus.Whether, and how, these church-and-state aspects vary within divergent modern state contexts – and how they transnationally evolve – is also discussed.;;9 ;Science;Standard (0) ;978-3-540-73395-9;Basedow;"J rgen Basedow; Ulrich Magnus (Eds.)";Pollution of the Sea - Prevention and Compensation;;Hamburg Studies on Maritime Affairs Vol.;;final;79,95;85,55;87,95;61,5;139,5;;;;;;;English;Law;R1701X European Law/Public International Law;LF;U16002 Environmental Law ;LJHN;Law;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Available;;10.2007;;;The International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs hosted an international conference addressing marine pollution.Academics and practitioners debated recent developments from an interdisciplinary perspective.

The present volume of the Hamburg Studies reflects those discussions covering the ecological, economic, political and legal aspects of the pollution of the sea.;;9 ;Science;Standard (0) ;978-1-4020-6489-0;Sellers;Mortimer Sellers (Ed.);Autonomy in the Law;;Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice Vol.;;final;39,95;42,75;43,95;30,5;70;;;;;;;English;Law;R14002 International & Foreign Law/Comparative Law;LAM;R11011 Law Theory/Law Philosophy;LAB;Law;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Yearbook;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.

An Introduction to the Value of Autonomy in Law: M.Autonomy to Choose What Constitutes Family: Oxymoron or Basic Right?: June Carbone.Approaches to Autonomy in Capital Punishment and Assisted Suicide: Kandis Scott.Courts in Search of Legitimacy: the Case of Wrongful Life: Marc A.

Autonomy of Defense and Defense Counsel: Philip Traest and Tessa Gombeer .Checks and Balances in the Law of International Organizations: Jan Klabbers.; Autonomy in the Law considers one of the most important benefits of the rule of law.Juxtaposing European and American conceptions of autonomy in the law of families, capital punishment and, criminal trials reveals the common values that justify all legal systems.

Law protects the autonomy of individuals and associations by defending the boundaries of their own self-rule.This book illuminates the fundamental purpose of law by examining how European and American lawyers, judges and citizens do and should apply legal autonomy to the practical circumstances of litigation, legislation and the law.; Compares European and American viewpoints Considers the practical applications of the value of autonomy Clarifies the conception of autonomy in the law;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-0-387-73692-1;Poulin;"Marc Poulin; Richard Wilson (Eds.)";Integration in Respiratory Control;From Genes to Systems;Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Vol.;;final;124,95;133,7;137,45;96;218;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L25066 Neurobiology;PSAN;H4800X Pathology ;MMF;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer-Verlag New York;Planned;01.- Part I: Historical and Future Perspectives of the Control of Breathing.- Part II: Oxygen Sensing and the Carotid Body.- Part III: Respiratory Rhythm Generation.

- Part X: Brainstem Mechanisms Underlying Cardio-Respiratory Control.- Part XI: Multifunctional and Reconfiguring Networks.- Part XII: Clinical Perspectives: Modeling and Control of Breathing (i.; The neuronal circuit that generates breathing, the regulation of breathing, and its integration with other physiological systems is of utmost importance to human health.However, breathing abnormalities are common, and sleep apnea alone is estimated to affect 18 million in the United States.

As one of the major complications of obesity, the prevalence of sleep apnea is likely to increase in the coming years.Congenital central hypoventilation syndrome (CCHS), asthma, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and the pathophysiology of panic and related anxiety states also involve aspects of respiratory control.Integration in Respiratory Control: From Genes to Systems comprises the proceedings of the 10th Oxford Conference held at Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, from the 19th to the 24th of September, 2006.This series of meetings was originally begun to bring physiologists and mathematicians together, in order to address critical issues in understanding the control of breathing.This volume includes the latest findings and developments at the genomic, cellular, and system levels that pertain to the physiology of cardio-respiratory control, including integrative physiology and modeling, central integration and neuromodulation, rhythm generation and plasticity, chemosensory transduction and signaling, pre- and post-natal development, and post-genomic perspectives.

; Contains the most up-to-date research in cardio-respiratory control Content spans the disciplines of respiratory physiology, neurobiology, modeling, and biomedical engineering Will be of interest to clinicians working with patients with breathing disorders;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6111-0;Seckbach;Joseph Seckbach (Ed.);Algae and Cyanobacteria in Extreme Environments;;Cellular Origin, Life in Extreme Habitats and Astrobiology Vol.;;final;259;277,13;284,9;199;451;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L23004 Microbiology ;PSG;L00004 Life Sciences, general ;PSA;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.

Introduction to the algal world, Meltem Conk-Dalay.- Oxygenic photosynthetic microorganisms in extreme environments: possibilities and limitation, Joseph Seckbach and Aharon Oren.PART 2: Phototrophs at high and low light.- Effects of ultraviolet radiation on cyanobacteria and their protective mechanisms, Bagmi Pattanaik, Rhena Schumann and Ulf Karsten.

The hidden life of algae underground, Werner Reisser.Meromictic lakes as habitats for protists: life in the chemocline and below? Dag Kaveness and Finn L vh iden.Marine phototrophs in the twilight zone, Noga Stambler and Zvy Dubinsky.PART 3: Phototrophs in the marine environment.- Biology of the chlorophyll D-containing cyanobacterium Acaryochloris marina, Michael K hl, Min Chen and A.

Phylogenetics, molecular biology and ecological impacts of a group of highly unusual protists: the dinoflagellates, Shauna Murray.Diatoms: Living in a contructal environment, Frithjof Sterrenburg, Richard Gordon, Mary Ann Tiffany and Stephen Nagy.

The margin of the sea: survival at the top of the tides, David Garbary.Seaweeds on the abrasion platforms of the intertidal zone of eastern Mediterranean shores, Rachel Einav and Alvaro Israel.Status of mangrove ecosystem: exploring the potential role of cyanobacteria in restoration and afforestation, M.Intertidal sandy flats as a habitat where plastid acquisition processes are ongoing, Noriko Okomota and Isao Inouye.Hydrochemical key to the genesis of calcareous non-laminated and laminated cyanobacterial microbialites, Stephan Kempe and J sef Kazamierczak.Soil and freshwater micro-algae as a food source for invertebrates in extreme environments, Alena Lukešov and Jan Frouz.PART 4: Phototrophs in cold environments Cold tolerance in cyanobacteria and life in the cryosphere, Warwick Vincent.

Cyanobacteria in Antarctic lake environments: a mini-review, Shiv M.Green cryosestic algae, Jir Kom rek and Linda Nedbalova.Psychrophilic diatoms: mechanisms for survival in freeze-thaw cycles, Thomas Mock and Karen Junge.Algae at extreme low temperatures: the cryobank, Erica Bensen, Keith harding and John Day.

PART 5: Phototrophs in hot alkaline and acidic environments and non-thermal acidic habitats Cyanidiophyceae: looking back - looking forward, Gabriele Pinto.Diversity of the cosmopolitan thermophile mastigocladus laminosus at global, regional and local scales, Scott Miller.The thermophilic cyanobacteria of the zerka ma’in thermal springs in Jordan, Danny Ionescu, Aharon Oren, Muna Hindiyeh and Hanan Malkawi.Iron-tolerant cyanobacteria: implications for astrobiology, Igor Brown, Carlton Allen, Daniel Mummey, Svetlana Sarkisova and David McKay.Extreme acidophiles: freshwater algae associated with acid mine drainage, Phil Novis and Jon Harding .

Eukaryotic community structure from R o Tinto (SW, Spain), a highly acidic river, Angeles Aguilera, Linda Amaral-Zettler, Virginia Souza-Egipsy, Erik Zettler and Ricardo Amils.Species composition of Cyanidiales assemblages in pisciarelli (Campi Flegrei, Italy), and description of Galdieria phlegrea sp., Gabriele Pinto, Claudia Ciniglia, Carmela Cascone and Antonio Pollio.A genomics approach to understanding the biology of thermo-acidophilic red algae, Andreas Weber, Guillaume Barbier, Roshan Shrestha, Robin Horst, Ayumi Minoda and Christine Oesterhelt.

Enigmatic archaeal and eukaryotic life at hydrothermal vents and in marine subsurface sediments, Andreas Teske.PART 6: Phototrophs under water stress: dry and hypersaline environments North American desert microbiotic soil crust communities: diversity despite challenge, Valerie Flechtner.Chroococcidiopsis from desert to Mars, Maria Grilli Caiola and Daniela Billi.Chlorophyta on land: independent lineages of green eukaryotes from arid lands, Louise Lewis.Aeroterrestrial algae growing on man-made surfaces: what are the secrets of their ecological success?, Ulf Karsten, Rhena Schumann and Anika Mostaert.

The systematics of subaerial algae, Juan Lopez-Bautista, Fabio Rindi and Dale Casamatta.Diversity, distribution and ecology of green algae and cyanobacteria in urban habitats, Fabio Rindi.Diversity of organic osmotic compounds and osmotic adaptation in cyanobacteria and algae, Aharon Oren.- PART 7: Adaptation of algae to changing environments.Cyanobacteria: diversity and versatility, clues to life in extreme environments, Lucas Stal.

Life in a hypervariable environment: algae of the great salt plains of Oklahoma, U., William Henley, Jana Kv derov , Andrea Kirkwood, Jessica Milner and Andrew Potter.PART 8: Other microorganisms and extreme habitats The fate of biological materials in acidic environments of the Rio Tinto, southwestern Spain, David Fernadez-Remolar, C sar Menor Salv n, Marta Ru z Bermejo and Andrew Knoll.

Deep-sea microbial eukaryotes in anoxic, microoxic, and sulfidic environments, Virginia Edgcomb, John Bernhard and Sunok Jeon.Fungal associations at the cold edge of life, Silvano Onofri, Laura Zucconi, Laura Selbmann, G.Sybren de Hoog, Asuncion de Los Rios, Serena Ruisi and Martin Grube.The early earth’s record of supposed extremophilic bacteria and cyanobacteria, at 3.PART 9: Outlook - Summary Algae and Cyanobacteria under environmental extremes: final comments, Joseph Seckbach, David Chapman, David Garbary, Aharon Oren and Werner Reisser.;" Algae and Cyanobacteria in Extreme Environments is a unique collection of essays, contributed by leading scientists from around the world, devoted to algae – and some related microbes – observed in unexpected harsh habitats, which it seems are an oasis or Garden of Eden for these organisms.This timely book on Extremophilic algae, including its especially impressive micrographs, may provide clues about the edges of life on Earth and possibly elsewhere in the universe.Defining locations from the anthropomorphic point of view, the environments explored ranges from severe and distant to “normal” places.

The algae discussed, microbial oxygenic phototrophs, are classified into various categories according to their habitats.They thrive in various temperature ranges, at the limits of pH values, in salt solutions, under UV radiation, dryness, heavy metals, anaerobic niches, under various levels of illuminations, and under hydrostatic pressure.Authors discuss bio-diversely algal territories ecologically – the hot springs with the thermophiles or acido-thermophiles; Antarctica, the Arctic, and permafrost zones with their cold lovers (Psychrophiles); soda lakes with the alkaliphiles, saltine areas with halophiles.In addition to general essays, Algal species discussed in detail include diatoms, Cyanidium, Galdieria, Dunaliella, and Chroococcidiopsis.

This volume is a must for students of the field of biodiversity, as well as those in phycology, ecology and general biological research.

"; Invaluable collection of essays on the life of extremophilic algae Unique reading about Algae living at the edge of life Leading scientists contributions cover all aspects of algae in servere habitats Modern science knowledge of phototrophic microbes Impressive photos and micrographs of various algae;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6048-9;Diana;"James S.)";The Muskellunge Symposium: a Memorial Tribute to E.Crossman;;Developments in Environmental Biology of Fishes Vol.26;;2007;;Hardcover;Book;;;final;109,95;117,65;120,95;84,5;191,5;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L25007 Zoology ;PSV;L19066 Hydrobiology;PSP;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.2007;;;; This book documents proceedings of a symposium on muskellunge developed as a memorial for E.It focuses on the biology, ecology, and management of muskellunge, Ed’s favorite fish.The papers include surveys of current ecological, behavioral, and management-related issues for muskellunge fisheries.The symposium was developed to bring researchers and anglers together, and was sponsored by Muskies, Inc.The papers focus on issues of importance to muskellunge populations and are developed to inform the public and fishery managers alike.

; Focused on muskellunge Modern management techniques and assessments;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6417-3;Matzke-Karasz;"Renate Matzke-Karasz; Koen Martens; Michael Schudack (Eds.)";Ostracodology - Linking Bio- and Geosciences;Proceedings of the 15th International Symposium on Ostracoda, Berlin, 2005;Developments in Hydrobiology Vol.;;approx;125;133,75;137,5;96;218;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L19066 Hydrobiology;PSP;L25058 Invertebrates;PSVT;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.

2007;;;; Ostracods, small aquatic Crustacea, occur in almost every marine, brackish and freshwater habitat.Their calcified bivalved carapaces readily fossilize and their record in earth history is long, dense and diverse.Ostracod species are particularly useful as tools in marine and limnic (palaeo-) ecology, in (palaeo-) biogeography, and biostratigraphy.Their reproductive morphology is as extraordinary as their reproductive modes, and many of their physiological peculiarities remain mysterious.

Ostracod taxonomy and phylogeny contribute to general studies of crustacean evolution.The diversity of ostracod applications in both biology and palaeontology is clearly illustrated by the eighteen papers of the 15th International Symposium on Ostracoda (Berlin, Germany) in 2005, which are grouped in the present proceedings, one of three volumes resulting from this meeting.; Comprehensive update of ongoing research in Ostracod sciences Illustrations of ostracods as model groups in various research areas (evolutionary biology of reproductive modes, palaeoecology related to climate change and global warming, .) Test cases of pathways of arthropod evolution, with special reference to crustacean comparative morphology;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-5496-9;Buck;"H.)";Wheat Production in Stressed Environments;Proceedings of the 7th International Wheat Conference, 27 November - 2 December 2005, Mar del Plata, Argentina;Developments in Plant Breeding Vol.

;;final;225;240,75;247,5;173;392;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L24000 Plant Sciences ;PST;L11006 Agriculture;TV;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer Netherlands;Available;;30.2007;;; The book comprises the proceedings of the 7th International Wheat Conference, held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, at the end of 2005.Leading scientists from all over the world, specialized in different areas that contribute to the better understanding of wheat production and use, reviewed the present achievements and discussed the future challenges for the wheat crop.

The latter are related to producing safe wheat grain in increasingly stressed environments, maintaining at the same time the sustainability of natural resources, in order to meet the needs of food for a growing population.Topics such as breeding for resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, breeding for improved industrial and nutritional quality, crop and natural resources management, physiology of wheat production, biotechnology and cytogenetics, and conservation and management of genetic resources were covered during the Conference.Results of the extended use of molecular tools in different areas and their contribution to the faster achievement of breeding goals were presented.; Provides a unique overview to wheat and related species for researchers, breeders, students Exclusively addressing its most related research aspects (breeding, diseases, crop production, end uses, etc.) in a single volume Contains updated information from all over the world and key note talks delivered by outstanding scientists on all main conference topics;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73523-6;Schiewer;Ulrich Schiewer (Ed.

);Ecology of Baltic Coastal Waters;;Ecological Studies Vol.;;final;159,95;171,15;175,95;123;278,5;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L19074 Marine Ecology;PSPM;L1904X Ecosystems;PSAF;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;Planned;01.

- Dar -Zingst-, Northern R gener Boddens and Schlei.- Greifswalder Bodden, Wismar-Bucht and Salzhaff.

- Near-Shore Zones Koserow and Tromper Wiek.- Odense Fjord and Kerteminde Fjord/Kertinge Nor.; This volume provides the first comprehensive overview of the enormous ecological diversity of Baltic coastal ecosystems.A short introduction into the Baltic Sea as a reference ecosystem is followed by detailed descriptions of the characteristics of coastal ecosystems.

Ecological case studies from the following four regions illustrate the different reactions of these ecosystems to natural and anthropogenic influences: Southern Baltic coast: Fj rden, Boddens, Lagoons and nearshore zones, Eastern Baltic coast: Gulf of Gdansk, Gulf of Riga, Northeastern Baltic coast: Neva Estuary and Gulf of Finland, Western Baltic coast: Stockholm Archipelago, Ask area and Himmerfj rden, Odense Fjord and Kerteminde Fjord/Kertinge Nor.This volume also presents a synthesis of the common and distinguishing characteristics and processes of the coastal waters compared with the Baltic Proper, as well as highlighting research deficits.An outlook on further developments in coastal research rounds off the volume.; For the first time data on Baltic coastal ecosystems are presented to a broad scientific audience and in a clear and comprehensive way;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6028-1;Gherardi;Francesca Gherardi (Ed.);Biological Invaders in Inland Waters: Profiles, Distribution and Threats;;Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology Vol.

2;;2007;;Hardcover;Book;;;final;129,95;139,05;142,95;100;226,5;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L19007 Ecology;PSAF;L19031 Biodiversity;RNCB;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.2007;;;; As predicted by Charles Elton in 1958, today invasive species have come to dominate 3% of the Earth’s ice-free surface, constituting one of the most serious ecological and economic threats of the new millennium.In spite of any prevention effort, the number of invasive species is expected to increase in the next years as an inevitable consequence of both the augmented complexity of international trade and the deregulation of national and international markets.New pathways have been opened and the movement of non-indigenous species along them has been facilitated.

The book examines the identity, distribution, and impact of freshwater non-indigenous species and the dynamics of their invasion.Rather than providing a broad and comprehensive review of the issue, Biological invaders in inland waters focuses on old and new invaders and also raises questions and opens perspectives that provide a starting point for further research.The ultimate purpose of this book is to help define a more general framework for our knowledge of invasions in fresh waters.Such a framework will be indispensable to the planning of a science-based management program.; First book providing the state of the art of biological invasions in fresh waters Follows an interdisciplinary approach to the issue of biological invasion;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-58829-993-2;Makkar;"Harinder P.

Sidhuraju; Klaus Becker";Plant Secondary Metabolites;;Methods in Molecular Biology Vol.393;;2007;130;Hardcover;Book;XII, 130 p.;;final;76,95;82,34;84,65;59;134;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L24000 Plant Sciences ;PST;L16008 Cell Biology;PSF;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Humana Press;In production;25.- Mimosine ('-(3-hydroxy-4-pyridone-1-yl)-L-alanine).

- Canavanine (2-amino-4-(guanidinooxy) butanoic acid).; Plant Secondary Metabolites provides reliable assays that will equip researchers to meet the unprecedented challenge of fulfilling the huge demand for feed driven by increasing demand of animal protein in developing countries.Using more than a decade of experience working with the quantification of plant secondary metabolites, the authors have created a manual allowing for the safe and efficient use of locally available feed resources.This comprehensive new volume also offers readers a better understanding of plant-animal interactions.The methodologies provided in this volume may also be used to determine plant secondary metabolites in human food and in studying the implications of their consumption on human health and welfare.This volume contains methods for analysis of some important plant secondary metabolites, which may be conducted in laboratories equipped with basic facilities.

The chemical nature of plant secondary metabolites and their known physiological effects and mechanisms of action are also briefly presented.The methods have been written in a recipe-like format designed for direct practical use in the laboratory.Authoritative and extensive, Plant Secondary Metabolites will become an essential reference for plant biologists, biochemists, and molecular and cell biologists.; Reliable assays meant to equip researchers to meet the challenge of fulfilling the huge demand for feed Provides information for readers to gain a better understanding of plant-animal interactions Methods for analysis of some important plant secondary metabolites Methods written in a recipe-like format designed for direct practical use in the laboratory;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-58829-722-8;Posch;Anton Posch;2D PAGE;Volume 1: Sample Preparation and Pre-Fractionation;Methods in Molecular Biology Vol.;;final;92,95;99,46;102,25;71,5;162;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L1403X Proteomics;PSBC;L16008 Cell Biology;PSF;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Humana Press;Planned;01.2007;;; Mechanical/Physical Methods of Cell Disruption and Tissue Homogenization.- Bacteria and yeast cells disruption using lytic enzymes.

- Sample solubilization buffers for two-dimensional electrophoresis.- Quantitation of protein in samples prepared for 2-D electrophoresis.- Removal of Interfering Substances in Samples Prepared for 2-D Electrophoresis.- Protein Concentration by Hydrophilic Interaction Chromatography combined with Solid Phase Extraction.- Difference Gel Electrophoresis Based on Lys/Cys Tagging.

- Isotope-coded two-dimensional maps: tagging with deuterated acrylamide and 2- vinylpyridine.- Stable Isotope Labeling by Amino acids in Cell culture (SILAC).- Radiolabeling for Two-Dimensional Gel Analysis.- Sequential extraction of proteins by chemical reagents.

- Reducing sample complexity by RP-HPLC: beyond the tip of the protein expression iceberg.- Enriching Basic and Acidic Rat Brain Proteins with Ion Exchange Mini Spin Columns Prior To Two-Dimensional Gel Electrophoresis.- Reducing the complexity of the Escherichia coli proteome by chromatography on reactive dye columns.- Reducing sample complexity in Proteomics by Chromatofocusing with simple buffer mixtures.- Fractionation of Proteins by Immobilized Metal Affinity Chromatography.

- Fractionation of proteins by heparin chromatography.- Fractionation of Complex Protein Mixtures By Liquid-Phase Isoelectric Focusing.- Microscale isoelectric focusing in solution.A Method for Comprehensive and Quantitative Proteome Analysis Using 1-D and 2-D DIGE Combined with MicroSol IEF Prefractionation.- Prefractionation, enrichment, desalting and depleting of low volume and low abundance proteins and peptides using the MF10.

- Sample Prefractionation in Granulated Sephadex IEF Gels.- Free-Flow Electrophoresis System for Plasma Proteomic Applications.- Protein fractionation by preparative electrophoresis.- Isolation of endocitic organelles by density gradient centrifugation.

- Isolation of highly pure rat liver mitochondria with the aid of zone-electrophoresis in a free flow device (ZE-FFE).

- Isolation of Proteins and Protein Complexes by Immunoprecipitation.- Glycoprotein Enrichment through Lectin Affinity Techniques.- Isolation of Bacterial Cell Membranes Proteins using Carbonate Extraction.- Enrichment of Membrane Proteins by Partitioning in Detergent/Polymer Aqueous Two-Phase Systems.

- The isolation of detergent-resistant lipid rafts for two-dimensional electrophoresis.- Isolation of membrane protein complexes by Blue Native Electrophoresis.; This book presents a broad coverage of the principles and recent developments of sample preparation and fractionation tools in Expression Proteomics in general and for two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) in particular.2-DE, with its unique capacity to resolve thousands of proteins in a single run, is still a fundamental research tool for nearly all protein-related scientific projects.

The methods described here in detail are not limited to 2-DE and can also be applied to other protein separation techniques.; Contains step-by-step instructions that ensure successful results Provides tricks of the trade and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls;9 ;Professional;Science (SC) ;978-1-60327-209-4;Posch;Anton Posch (Ed.);2D PAGE;Volume 2: Applications and Protocols;Methods in Molecular Biology Vol.;;final;92,95;99,46;102,25;71,5;162;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L1403X Proteomics;PSBC;L16008 Cell Biology;PSF;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Humana Press;Planned;01.2007;;; Application of fluorescence dye saturation labelling for differential proteome analysis of 1000 microdissected cells from pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma precursor lesions.

- Albumin and immunoglobulin depletion of human plasma.- Multi-component Immunoaffinity Subtraction and Reversed-phase Chromatography of Human Serum.- Immunoaffinity Fractionation of Plasma Proteins by Chicken IgY Antibodies.- Proteomics of Cerebrospinal Fluid: Methods for Sample Processing.- Sample Preparation of Bronchoalveolar Lavage Fluid.

- Preparation of nasal secretions for proteome analysis.- Preparation of Urine Samples for Proteomic Analysis.- Isolation of Cytoplasmatic Proteins from Cultured Cells for Two-Dimensional Gel Electrophoresis.- Sample Preparation of Culture Medium from Madine-Darby Canine Kidney Cells.- Sample Preparation for Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Formalin-Fixed Paraffin- Embedded Tissue.

- Metalloproteomics in the Molecular Study of Cell Physiology and Disease.- Protein extraction from green plant tissue.- The Terminator, a device for high-throughput extraction of plant material.- Isolation of mitochondria from plant cell culture.- Isolation and Preparation of Chloroplasts from Arabidopsis thaliana Plants.

- Isolation and Fractionation of the Endoplasmic Reticulum from Castor Bean (Ricinus communis) Endosperm for Proteomic Analyses.- Cell Wall Fractionation for Yeast and Fungal Proteomics.- Collection of Proteins Secreted from Yeast Protoplasts in Active Cell Wall Regeneration.- Sample preparation procedure for cellular fungi.

- Isolation and Enrichment of Secreted Proteins from Filamentous Fungi.- Isolation and Solubilization of Cellular Membrane Proteins from Bacteria.- Isolation and Solubilization of Gram-Positive Bacterial Cell Wall-Associated Proteins.- Cell fractionation of parasitic protozoa.; This book presents a broad coverage of the principles and recent developments of sample preparation and fractionation tools in Expression Proteomics in general and for two-dimensional electrophoresis (2-DE) in particular.

2-DE, with its unique capacity to resolve thousands of proteins in a single run, is still a fundamental research tool for nearly all protein-related scientific projects.The methods described here in detail are not limited to 2-DE and can also be applied to other protein separation techniques.; Contains step-by-step instructions that ensure successful results Provides tricks of the trade and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-3-540-73486-4;Verma;"Desh Pal S.)";Cell Division Control in Plants;;Plant Cell Monographs Vol.

;;final;159,95;171,15;175,95;123;278,5;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L24000 Plant Sciences ;PST;L24043 Plant Physiology;PSTD;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;27.2007;;;; The molecular mechanisms controlling cell cycle progression are highly conserved in eukaryotes.In addition to the basic protein machinery involved in cell cycle regulation, higher plants have also evolved unique molecular mechanisms that allow integration of environmental, physiological, and developmental signals into networks to control proper cell division and expansion.Rapid and exciting research progress in these fields has been achieved from experimental observations on plants over the past decade.The scope of this volume is focused on the molecular basis of all aspects of cell division and cytokinesis in plants.It is an essential reference book for instructors and scientists working in the areas of molecular, cell, and developmental biology of plants.

The editors of this book are veterans in the field of plant molecular biology and highly respected worldwide.; Covers the molecular mechanisms controling all major aspects of cell division and cytokinesis in plants 19 chapters contributed by world experts in the specific research fields provide the most comprehensive and updated knowledge on cell division control in plants Serves as an essential reference source for scientists and researchers working in the field of molecular, cell and developmental biology of plants;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-0-387-73028-8;Webb;"Jacqueline F.)";Fish Bioacoustics;;Springer Handbook of Auditory Research Vol.;;approx;99,35;106,3;109,29;76,5;163;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L25031 Animal Physiology;PSVD;L19023 Applied Ecology;RNC;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag New York;Planned;01.

2008;;; Introduction to Fish Bioacoustics.- Hearing and Acoustic Behavior (Basic and Applied).- Structures and Functions of the Auditory Nervous System of Fishes.- Evolution of Peripheral Mechanisms for the Enhancement of Sound Reception.

- Bioacoustics and the Lateral Line of Fishes.- Orientation to Auditory and Lateral Line Stimuli.- Multipole Mechanisms for Directional Hearing in Fish.- Vocal-Acoustic Communication: From Neurons to Behavior.- Active and Passive Acoustics to Locate and Study Fish.

;The study of how fish make and respond to sound has important implications for communication, physiology, behavior, and commercial techniques.This new definitive volume on fish auditory systems will interest investigators in both basic research of fish bioacoustics as well as investigators in applied aspects of fisheries and resource management.Topics will cover structure, physiology, localization, and acoustic behavior as well as more applied topics such as using sound to detect and locate fish.; Explores fish bioacoustics both from a basic perspective of understanding how fishes detect and process signals, and from an applied perspective showing how bioacoustics is used to understand and affect fish behavior;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6443-2;Hawksworth;"David L.)";Plant Conservation and Biodiversity;;Topics in Biodiversity and Conservation Vol.;;final;119,95;128,35;131,95;92,5;209;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L19031 Biodiversity;RNCB;L19112 Plant Ecology;PSTS;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer Netherlands;Available;;05.2007;; From the contents Floristic and structural changes related to opportunistic soil tilling and pasture planting in grassland communities of the Flooding Pampa.- Decreased frugivory and seed germination rate do not reduce seedling recruitment rates of Aristotelia chilensis in a fragmented forest.- Vascular plant diversity and climate change in the alpine zone of the Lefka Ori, Crete.- RAPD variation among North Vietnamese Flemingia macrophylla (Willd.- Non-timber forest product harvesting in alien-dominated forests.- Tequila and other Agave spirits from west-central Mexico.- Spatial patterns of dicot diversity in Argentina.

- Unsustainable collection and unfair trade? Uncovering and assessing assumptions regarding Central Himalayan medicinal plant conservation.

- Woody plant species richness in the Turvo State park, a large remnant of deciduous Atlantic forest, Brazil.-Genetic diversity ssessment in Somali sorghum (Sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench) accessions using microsatellite markers.; This book brings together a selection of original studies submitted to Biodiversity and Conservation addressing aspects of the conservation and biodiversity of plants.Plants are, along with terrestrial vertebrates, the best known organisms on Earth, and and so work on them can be a model for that on less known organism groups.

Further, plants are crucial to ecosystem processes, and provide habitats and food for myriads of dependent organisms.At the same time, plants are exploited for food and fuel by humans, and forests continue to be felled for the timber trade or to provide more grazing for cattle.As individual plants are not mobile, they are also particularly vulnerable to global climate change.The contributions are drawn from a wide range of countries from different continents, and collectively provide a snap-shot of the types of studies and actions being taken in plant conservation – topical examples that will make the volume especially valuable for use in conservation biology courses.; Draws together a wide range of peer-reviewed primary research papers from biodiversity researchers around the world Provides examples from a wide spectrum of issues representing the current state-of-the art in arthropods Provides examples of recent work, usable as case studies for courses in ecology, restoration, biodiversity, conservation Enables specialist researchers to see primary research papers tackling problems in arthropods;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73008-8;Kollmeier;"Birger Kollmeier; Georg Klump; Volker Hohmann; Ulrike Langemann; Manfred Mauermann; Stefan Uppenkamp; Jesko Verhey (Eds.

)";Hearing - From Sensory Processing to Perception;;;;2007;560;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;229;245,03;251,9;176;399;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L25066 Neurobiology;PSAN;B18006 Neurosciences ;PSAN;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;11.2007;;;;" Hearing – From Sensory Processing to Perception presents the papers of the latest “International Symposium on Hearing”, a meeting held every three years focusing on psychoacoustics and the research of the physiological mechanisms underlying auditory perception.The proceedings provide an up-to-date report on the status of the field of research into hearing and auditory functions.The 59 chapters treat topics such as: the physiological representation of temporal and spectral stimulus properties as a basis for the perception of modulation patterns, pitch and signal intensity; spatial hearing and the physiological mechanisms of binaural processing in mammals; integration of the different stimulus features into auditory scene analysis; physiological mechanisms related to the formation of auditory objects; speech perception; and limitations of auditory perception resulting from hearing disorders.";;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-5931-5;Lacey;"Lawrence A.)";Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology;Application and evaluation of pathogens for control of insects and other invertebrate pests;;2nd ed.;2007;;Hardcover;Book;;;final;199;212,93;218,9;153;346,5;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L25058 Invertebrates;PSVT;L24035 Plant Pathology;PSTP;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Manual;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.Section IV: Overview of Pathogen Groups.Section V: Naturally Occurring Pathogens.Section VII: Evaluation of Entomopathogens in Specific systems.;" This second edition of the Field Manual of Techniques in Invertebrate Pathology provides updated information and includes two additional chapters and 12 new contributors.The 40 chapters in 10 sections provide the tools required for planning experiments with entomopathogens and their implementation in the field.

The basic tools include chapters on the theory and practice of application of microbial control agents (MCAs) (Section I), statistical considerations in the design of experiments (Section II), and three chapters on application equipment and strategies (Section III).Section IV includes individual chapters on the major pathogen groups and special considerations for their evaluation under field conditions.This section sets the stage for subsequent chapters on the impact of naturally occurring and introduced exotic pathogens and inundative application of MCAs.Twenty-three chapters on the application and evaluation of MCAs in a wide variety of agricultural, forest, domestic and aquatic habitats comprise Section VII.The three final chapters include: special consideration for evaluation of Bt transgenic plants (Section VIII); resistance to insect pathogens and strategies to manage resistance (Section IX); and guidelines for evaluating effects of MCAs on nontarget organisms (Section X).

Due to uncertainty regarding the future availability of organophosphate and other conventional chemical insecticides, MCAs will play increasingly important roles in IPM.The Field Manual will provide researchers and IPM practitioners with techniques and practical guidance for the study and optimal use of MCAs in a variety of settings."; Provides researchers, IPM practitioners, and graduate students with techniques and practical guidance for the study and optimal use of invertebrate pathogens in a variety of settings Covers many topics including the theory and practice of microbial insecticide application, experimental design, ground based and aerial application equipment, overviews of the individual of pathogen groups, classical biological control, transgenic plants, resistance to insect pathogens, and guidelines for evaluating pathogens on non-target organisms The only book on the market that offers diverse theoretical and practical aspects of application and evaluation of invertebrate pathogens for control of invertebrate pests (insects, mites, mollusks) in a variety of agroecosystems, in public health, and against ornamental, urban and veterinary pests Provides step by step procedures written by an international group of experts for the use of invertebrate pathogens in pest control and furnishes the tools required for planning experiments and for the implementation of control programs;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6223-0;Callaway;Ragan M.Callaway;Positive Interactions and Interdependence in Plant Communities;;;;2007;415;Hardcover;Book;XI, 415 p.

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;;final;179,95;192,55;197,95;138,5;313,5;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L24000 Plant Sciences ;PST;L19007 Ecology;PSAF;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer Netherlands;Available;;02.

Interaction between competition and facilitation.Positive interactions and community organization 2014: Hattrem, Magnus N. Characterisation of a  Find Phd Biotechnology and Related Articles. Search Now!Search several engines for Biotechnology Phdphd thesis defense announcement buy a ready thesis comparative analysis essay help copywriter 14736 dissertation writing services scams from ghana buy physics  .Positive interactions and community organization.

; Positive interactions and interdependence in plant communities offers a new look at an old problem – the nature of the communities.This book marshals ecological literature from the last century on facilitation to make the case against the widely accepted “individualistic” notion of community organization.Clearly, many species in many communities would not be present without the ameliorating effects of other species Who can do an thesis biotechnology 100% plagiarism-free AMA A4 (British/European) 25 pages / 6875 words Writing.Clearly, many species in many communities would not be present without the ameliorating effects of other species.In other words, communities are not produced only by summing the population ecology of species.;" No book has been written on the broad subject of facilitation There have been virtually no challenges to a strict “individualistic” paradigm for plant communities; one of the dominant paradigms in ecology No compilations of the literature on this subject";9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6013-7;Ramina;"A.)";Advances in Plant Ethylene Research;Proceedings of the 7th International Symposium on the Plant Hormone Ethylene;;;2007;462;Hardcover;Book;XXVI, 462 p.;;final;169,95;181,85;186,95;130,5;296;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L24000 Plant Sciences ;PST;L24043 Plant Physiology;PSTD;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer Netherlands;Available;;21.Ethylene Biosynthesis, Perception And Signal Transduction.Interactions vetween Ethylene and other Hormones.Role of Ethylene in Plant Growth and Differentiation.

Fruit Development, Ripening And Quality.Ethylene Involvement in Biotic and Abiotic Stresses.; The rapid advances in elucidating the biosynthesis and mode of action of the plant hormone ethylene as well as its involvement in the regulation of the whole plant physiology made imperative the organization of a series of dedicated conferences.This volume contains the main lectures and poster contributions presented at the 7th International Symposium on the Plant Hormone Ethylene held in Pisa in 2006.The book is organized in seven sections dedicated to 1) Ethylene biosynthesis, perception and signal transduction, 2) Interactions between ethylene and other hormones, 3) Role of ethylene in plant growth and differentiation, 4) Fruit development, ripening and quality, 5) Abscission and senescence, 6) Ethylene involvement in biotic and abiotic stresses, and 7) Biotechnology and applied aspects.The most reputed scientists active in the specific topics contributed with original papers and as editors of the related chapters.; Contributions are original and are given by the most qualified scientists of the field Includes the most recent advances made in the field of the plant ethylene research Represents an essential tool for graduate students and scientists active in the field;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-7643-8553-8;Abdelly;"Chedly Abdelly; M nir zt rk; Mohammed Ashraf; Claude Grignon (Eds.

)";Biosaline Agriculture and High Salinity Tolerance;;;;2008;300;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;119;127,33;130,9;91,5;199;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L11006 Agriculture;TV;L19112 Plant Ecology;PSTS;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Birkh user Basel;Planned;01.2008;;;; A major threat to agricultural productivity worldwide is undoubtedly due to environments with stressful factors including drought, salinity, waterlogging, extreme temperatures, non-optimal levels of mineral nutrients etc.

Based on contributions presented at the International Conference on Biosaline Agriculture and High Salinity Tolerance in November 2006 in Gammarth, Tunisia, this book reviews the current state of knowledge in biosaline agriculture and high salinity tolerance in plants.It mainly focuses on the biotic approach to economically utilize the stress-prone areas by growing resistant plants.This volume comprises three sections: molecular biology, physiology and biochemistry, and ecology.Thus, a systematic approach has been adopted to uncover plant responses to various ecological factors at physiological and molecular levels.It is of interest to students, researchers and professionals in plant physiology, molecular biology, biotechnology, agriculture, soil science, and environmental biology.

; Supported by UNESCO Doha, Qatar International authorship Complements the volume M.G rk, Biosaline Agriculture and Salinity Tolerance in Plants.

2006, Birkh user Publishing;9 ;Research and Development;Wissensch.Buch /Science Book (WI) ;978-0-387-72888-9;Traut;Thomas Traut;Regulatory Allosteric Enzymes;;;;2008;220;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;109,95;117,65;120,95;84,5;191,5;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L14005 Biochemistry, general;PSB;C00004 Chemistry/Food Science, general ;PN;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag US;Planned;01.

2007;;;" General Introduction; Regulation of Metabolism.- Overview of Enzyme Structure with emphasis on domains, and position of catalytic sites at domain interface or subunit interface.- Description of Enzyme Assays, with emphasis on choosing methods for time.- Hemoglobin as a Model System of a classic homo– oligomer.- Aspartate transcarbamylase, E coli, as a classic hetero-oligomer.Example of separate sites for positive and negative regulatory effectors.- Protein Engineering and Future Directions.

"; All enzymes are remarkable since they have the ability to increase the rate of a chemical reaction, often by more than a billion-fold.Allosteric enzymes are even more amazing because the have the additional ability to change their rate in response to cellular activators or inhibitors.

This enables them to control the pathway in which they are the regulatory enzyme.Since the effector molecules represent the current status of the cell for a given metabolic pathway, this results in very responsive and balanced metabolic states, and makes it possible for cells and organisms to be appropriately dynamic, and responsive, in a changing environment.This book presents a complete description of all the mechanisms used for changing enzyme acticity.

Eight enzymes are used as model systems after extensive study of their mechanisms.

Wherever possible, the human form of the enzyme is used to illustrate the regulatory features.; Covers the most recent developments in the analysis of allosteric enzymes Extensively illustrated to clarify kinetic and regulatory properties Discusses recently created crystal structures of the enzymes Provides a detailed enzyme structure for each enzyme covered in the book Focuses on the features of these enzymes that are invaluable to the discussion of allosterism and regulation;9 ;Research and Development;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-5415-0;McMillan;Donald B.McMillan;Fish Histology;Female Reproductive Systems;;;2007;;Hardcover;Book; 835 illus.;;final;169,95;181,85;186,95;130,5;296;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L25015 Animal Anatomy / Morphology / Histology;PSV;L16008 Cell Biology;PSF;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.

2007;;;; This volume describes the myriad ways in which fish have approached problems of reproduction - it is an amply illustrated comparative study of the microscopic structure of the female genital systems of fish.The timing of its appearance is auspicious in that it coincides with the decline of the golden age of descriptive morphology.It is a compilation of thousands of micrographs - mostly electron micrographs - from classic works in the field and should prove valuable to investigators studying fish in areas such as ecology, physiology, and reproductive biology who may view histology as essential in their work but have little background in this area.It includes chapters on the origin of genital systems, the structure of ovarian follicles, mechanisms of ovulation, the cortical reaction, oviducts, oviparity, and amazing examples of viviparity.

; Review of hundreds of papers on morphology of female genital systems of fish Enormous number of illustrations, largely micrographs Essential for understanding of fish fecundity;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6165-3;Mutsaers;H.Mutsaers;Peasants, Farmers and Scientists;A Chronicle of Tropical Agricultural Science in the Twentieth Century;;;2007;362;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;89,95;96,25;98,95;69;157;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L11006 Agriculture;TV;L24000 Plant Sciences ;PST;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.2007;;;" What is tropical Agronomy? A Tropical Agronomist's Education.Follies and Sanity of Farming Systems Research.The Modelling Sorcerers and their apprentices.

Can African farming be improved? Appendices: C.de Wit's analysis of plant competition; Shifting Cultivation and recurrent cropping; Factor analysis; Nutrient dynamics of alley cropping; More farmer technologies; Papers presented at the 2005 Symposium of the International Farming Systems Association; Quantification of cotton growth and development; Organ growth and assimilate partitioning; Calculation of potential assimilation, dry matter production and yield."; This book is a critical account of tropical agricultural science and agricultural development in the twentieth century, in particular in Africa.

It describes successes as well as fads and failures, from the perspective of a practitioner of more than 40 years.The emphasis is on the second half of the century, but the story frequently reaches deep into the first half of the century as well.The book’s premise is that the story of tropical agricultural science and agricultural development can be told in a single volume at a more than trivial level, understandable for people of normal intelligence.It tries to uncover what real value there has been in the major areas of study (Farming Systems Research, Natural Resource Management, crop modelling, etc.) after peeling off the multiple protective layers applied by the profession.

It also takes a critical look at agricultural and general development which has become inflated with hot air to the point of blowing itself apart in the early twenty-first century.A wide range of topics is covered, including interesting early science from the beginning of the last century (sugarcane breeding and shifting cultivation in Indonesia, anthropological studies in German West Africa), fascinating indigenous farming practices in Africa, the history of Farming Systems Research and its offshoots, sense and nonsense of computer modelling of crop growth, and the role of development projects and consultants.The treatment is closely linked with the author's professional career, but the emphasis is on the subject matter.; Presents a thorough review of more than 50 years of tropical agronomy Examines the African farmer, farming methods both present and future Information on agricultural research including farming systems Examines the rise of computer modelling of crops and crop production and the relevance of modelling for rank and file agriculturists The roles of donors, experts and consultants, and a critical assessment of development aid;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-0-387-71138-6;Deng;"Xing Wang Deng; Valerie J.Karplus";Agricultural Biotechnology in China;Origins and Prospects;;;2008;164;Hardcover;Book;Approx.

;;final;79,95;85,55;87,95;61,5;139,5;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L24000 Plant Sciences ;PST;L11006 Agriculture;TV;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag New York;Planned;01.- From Seeds to EmpiresChina’s Long Agricultural History.- Modern Science on the Farm The Green Revolution.- Transformation in China’s Agriculture in the Twentieth Century.

- Agricultural Biotechnology: New Tools for Ancient Practices.

- Agricultural Biotechnology Takes Root in China.- Biosafety and China’s Regulatory Policy.- Looking to the Future: Trends in Plant Sciences and Agricultural Biotechnology Research.

; Over the last thirty years, China has developed one of the world’s largest public research programs in agricultural biotechnology.Building on a long tradition of agricultural advances, Chinese scientists have applied biotechnology techniques to develop hundreds of novel crop varieties suited to local farming conditions and challenges.

Agricultural Biotechnology in China: Origins and Prospects is a comprehensive examination of how the origins of biotechnology research agendas, along with the effectiveness of the seed delivery system and biosafety oversight, help to explain current patterns of crop development and adoption in China.Based on firsthand insights from China’s laboratories and farms, Valerie Karplus and Dr.Xing Wang Deng explore the implications of China’s investment for the nation’s rural development, environmental footprint, as well as its global scientific and economic competitiveness.; Focuses in depth on the historical, political, and sociological context that led to the development of transgenic crops in China Takes a thorough look at the rationale behind biotechnology development in China Evaluates the current and potential prospects of biotechnology development to alleviate China’s agricultural challenges and how the lessons may apply to the rest of the world Translation into Chinese will be prepared by authors and be available within a few months in the Chinese market;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-0-387-45445-0;Bissonette;"John A.)";Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology;Wildlife Responses to Variable Resources;;;2008;286;Softcover;Book;X, 286 p.;;final;39,95;42,75;43,95;30,5;70;;;;;;;English;Life Sciences;L19058 Landscape Ecology;PSTS;L19015 Animal Ecology;PSVS;Life Sciences;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer-Verlag US;Planned;01.- Part 1: Relevant Temporal Theory: Resource Acquisition and Animal Response in Dynamic Landscapes: Keeping the Books.- Pulsed Resources and Community Responses: An Exploration of Factors Influencing Outcomes.- Invoking the Ghosts of Landscapes Past to Understand the Landscape Ecology of the Present…and the Future.- Modeling Adaptive Behavior in Event-Driven Environments: Temporally Explicit Individual-Based Ecology.- Temporal Scaling in Complex Systems: Resonant Frequencies and Biotic Variability.

- Part 2: Statistics of Time: Using Statistical Models to Study Temporal Dynamics of Animal–Landscape Relations.- Multivariate Landscape Trajectory Analysis: An Example Using Simulation Modeling of American Marten Habitat Change Under Four Timber Harvest Scenarios.- Part 3: Temporally Focused Case Studies: Assessing Grouse Habitats in the Alps: the Complication of Small-Scale Spatio-Temporal Variation in Rainfall Patterns.- Exploring the Temporal Effects of Seasonal Water Availability on the Snail Kite of Florida.- Three Axes of Ecological Studies: Matching Process and Time in Landscape Ecology.

- Building and Using Habitat Models For Assessing Temporal Changes in Forest Ecosystems.- Foraging Responses of the Endangered Gouldian Finch to Temporal Differences in Seed Availability in Northern Australian Savanna Grasslands.- Spending Time in the Forest: Responses of Cavity Nesters to Temporal Changes in Forest Health in Interior British Columbia.- Niche Opportunities and Introduced Birds: Temporal Variation in Resource Abundance.; Over the past twenty-five years, the effects of the spatial distribution and scaling of resources on animal populations have been increasingly studied in wildlife biology, landscape ecology, conservation biology, and related fields.However, spatial patterns change over time.In Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology: Wildlife Responses to Variable Resources, the authors discuss the effects that temporal changes in resources have on animal populations.Resource availability and quality are not distributed homogeneously over time, depending for example on predictable changes in seasons, mating and birthing cycles, unpredictable resource pulses and weather-related phenomena, ecological disturbances, and historical legacies.

Temporal Dimensions of Landscape Ecology brings together chapters that address the idea of current as well as historical temporal influences on resource availability, quality, and distribution.The authors draw attention to the neglected temporal issues so important to understanding species and community responses.This book will be of interest to both wildlife and conservation students and practitioners working with temporal and spatial scale issues.; Examines the temporal dynamics of resource abundance and quality Explores the effect of pulsed resources on wildlife populations Complements spatial approaches to landscape ecology International contributions enable worldwide application of the theories;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6498-2;de Hoop;"Helen de Hoop; Peter de Swart (Eds.)";Differential Subject Marking;;Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory Vol.

;;approx;105;112,35;115,5;81;183;;;;;;;English;Linguistics;N46000 Theoretical Languages;2ZX;N19000 Comparative Linguistics;CFF;Linguistics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Collected works;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.- Cross-linguistic Variation in Differential Subject Marking.- Differential Subject Marking at Argument Structure, Syntax, and PF.- Quantitative Variation in Korean Case Ellipsis: Implications for Case Theory.

- Differential Subject Marking in Polish: The Case of Genitive vs.Nominative Subjects in “X was not at Y”-constructions.- Differential Argument Marking in Two-term Case Systems and its Implications for the General Theory of Case Marking.

- From Topic to Subject Marking: Implications for a Typology of Subject Marking Grammaticalization and Strategies in Resolving Subject Marking Paradoxes: The Case of Tsimshianic.- Differential Marking of Intransitive Subjects in Kambera (Austronesian).; Although (almost) all sentences have subjects, not all sentences encode their subjects in the same way.

Some languages overtly mark some subjects, but not others, depending on certain features of the subject argument or the sentence in which the subject figures.This phenomenon is known as Differential Subject Marking (DSM).Languages differ in which conditions govern DSM.Some languages differentiate their subjects on the basis of semantic features of the argument such as thematic role, volitionality, animacy, whereas others differentiate on the basis of clausal features such as tense/aspect and the main/dependent clause distinction.DSM comes in different formal guises: case marking, agreement, inverse systems, and voice alternations.

Relatively much is known about cross-linguistic variation in the marking of subjects, yet little attempt has been made to formalize the facts.This volume aims to unify formal approaches to language and presents both specific case studies of DSM and theoretical approaches.; Contains numerous illuminating discussions of Differential Subject Marking from languages all over the world Provides an important step forwards in our understanding the complex nature of Differential Subject Marking (complex as compared to Differential Object Marking) Shows that Differential Subject Marking is often the result of interactions between conflicting constraints on language use;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-4020-6549-1;Wojdak;Rachel Wojdak;The Linearization of Affixes: Evidence from Nuu-chah-nulth;;Studies in Natural Language and Linguistic Theory Vol.;;approx;85;90,95;93,5;65,5;148;;;;;;;English;Linguistics;N00000 Linguistics (general);CF;N46000 Theoretical Languages;2ZX;Linguistics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer Netherlands;In production;14.- 3 Clausal architecture of Nuu-chah-nulth.

- 4 Nominal complements of affixal predicates.- 5 Verbal complements of affixal predicates.;" The linearization of syntactic constructs stands at the forefront of current research on the syntax-phonology interface.This book examines the problem of linearization from a new perspective: that of the linearization of affixes.The driving proposal of this book is that affixation provides a means of satisfying the universal requirement that linguistic outputs be linearized.This hypothesis is tested against extensive original data from Nuu-chah-nulth (“Nootka”; Wakashan family), an endangered Amerindian language remarkable for its complex morphology.This volume introduces typologically rare affixation effects to current theoretical debates surrounding the division of labour between the modules of the grammar.

"; Develops the innovative argument that affixation constitutes a means of satisfying the universal requirement that linguistic expressions be linearized Brings to light a range of new empirical data which is of central relevance to current debates on the nature of head movement Presents Nuu-chah-nulth affixation as proof-of-concept for the hypothesis that syntax is ‘spelled out’ to phonology in strictly minimal syntactic domains Develops a Minimalist approach to the linearization of affixal predicates in Nuu-chah-nulth;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73749-0;Gorban;"Alexander N.)";Principal Manifolds for Data Visualization and Dimension Reduction;;Lecture Notes in Computational Science and Engineering Vol.;;final;69,95;74,85;76,95;54;122;;;;;;;English;Mathematics;M14026 Computational Science and Engineering;PBWD;P19013 Mathematical Methods in Physics;PBWD;Mathematics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;25.2007;;;;" In 1901, Karl Pearson invented Principal Component Analysis (PCA).

Since then, PCA serves as a prototype for many other tools of data analysis, visualization and dimension reduction: Independent Component Analysis (ICA), Multidimensional Scaling (MDS), Nonlinear PCA (NLPCA), Self Organizing Maps (SOM), etc.

The book starts with the quote of the classical Pearson definition of PCA and includes reviews of various methods: NLPCA, ICA, MDS, embedding and clustering algorithms, principal manifolds and SOM.New approaches to NLPCA, principal manifolds, branching principal components and topology preserving mappings are described as well.Presentation of algorithms is supplemented by case studies, from engineering to astronomy, but mostly of biological data: analysis of microarray and metabolite data.The volume ends with a tutorial 'PCA and K-means decipher genome'.The book is meant to be useful for practitioners in applied data analysis in life sciences, engineering, physics and chemistry; it will also be valuable to PhD students and researchers in computer sciences, applied mathematics and statistics.

";;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-73509-0;Biyikoglu;"T rker Biyikoglu; Josef Leydold; Peter F.Stadler";Laplacian Eigenvectors of Graphs;Perron-Frobenius and Faber-Krahn Type Theorems;Lecture Notes in Mathematics Vol.1915;;2007;120;Softcover;Book;VIII, 120 p.;;final;29,95;32,05;32,95;23;52,5;;;;;;;English;Mathematics;M17009 Combinatorics;PBV;M11094 Linear and Multilinear Algebras, Matrix Theory;PBFP;Mathematics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;31.

Nodal Domain Theorems for Special Graph Classes.; Eigenvectors of graph Laplacians have not, to date, been the subject of expository articles and thus they may seem a surprising topic for a book.The authors propose two motivations for this new LNM volume: (1) There are fascinating subtle differences between the properties of solutions of Schr dinger equations on manifolds on the one hand, and their discrete analogs on graphs.(2) “Geometric” properties of (cost) functions defined on the vertex sets of graphs are of practical interest for heuristic optimization algorithms.The observation that the cost functions of quite a few of the well-studied combinatorial optimization problems are eigenvectors of associated graph Laplacians has prompted the investigation of such eigenvectors.

The volume investigates the structure of eigenvectors and looks at the number of their sign graphs (“nodal domains”), Perron components, graphs with extremal properties with respect to eigenvectors.The Rayleigh quotient and rearrangement of graphs form the main methodology.;;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-540-71991-5;Bonilla;"Luis L.Bonilla; Miguel Moscoso; Gloria Platero; Jose M.)";Progress in Industrial Mathematics at ECMI 2006;;Mathematics in Industry Vol.;;final;99,95;106,95;109,95;77;174;;;;;;;English;Mathematics;M1400X Computational Mathematics and Numerical Analysis;PBS;M12155 Partial Differential Equations;PBKJ;Mathematics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;23.2007;;;; ECMI is synonymous with European Mathematics for Industry and organizes successful biannual conferences.The 14th European Conference for Mathematics in Industry held in Legan s (Madrid) focused on Aerospace, Information and Communications, Materials, Energy and Environment, Imaging, Biology and Biotechnology, Life Sciences, Finances and other topics including Education in Industrial Mathematics and web learning.Overall, these proceedings give a lively overview of the importance of mathematical modeling, analysis and numerical methods when addressing and solving problems from today’s real world applications.

The accessible presentation of real problems from industry and finance, modeling, solutions via appropriate numerical and mathematical techniques are a source of fresh ideas and inspiration for mathematicians.

Engineers and scientists in application fields may find useful ideas and techniques presented in familiar contexts that may help them to solve related problems in industry.Educators may find discussions of novel teaching experiences and examples from industrial contexts that could be useful devising curricula which include industrial mathematics and web learning.;Proceedings of major industrial math conference;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-0-8176-4510-6;Bellomo;Nicola Bellomo;Modeling Complex Living Systems;A Kinetic Theory and Stochastic Game Theory Approach;Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology ;;2008;214;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;approx;59,95;64,15;65,95;47,5;98,5;;;;;;;English;Mathematics;M14068 Mathematical Modeling and Industrial Mathematics;PBWH;M13003 Applications of Mathematics;PBW;Mathematics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Birkh user Boston;Planned;01.

- Evolution Equations for One-Particle Distribution Function.- Multiscale and Multistructure Modeling.

- Conclusion and Future Research Perspectives.;" Using tools from mathematical kinetic theory and stochastic game theory, this work deals with the modeling of large complex systems in the applied sciences, particularly those comprised of several interacting individuals whose dynamics follow rules determined by some organized, or even “intelligent” ability.Traditionally, methods of mathematical kinetic theory have been applied to model the evolution of large systems of interacting classical or quantum particles.

This book, on the other hand, examines the modeling of living systems as opposed to inert systems.The author develops new mathematical methods and tools - hopefully a “new” mathematics - toward the modeling of living systems.Such tools need to be far more complex than those dealing with systems of inert matter.The first part of the book deals with deriving general evolution equations that can be customized to particular systems of interest in the applied sciences.The second part of the book deals with various models and applications.

Specific topics covered include: - Modeling of the competition between cells of an aggressive invasive agent and cells of the immune system; - Modeling of vehicular traffic flow; - Modeling of swarms and crowd dynamics in complex geometric environments; - Methodological aspects related to multiscale modeling of large systems viewed as interconnected subsystems.Modeling Complex Living Systems will be a valuable resource for applied mathematicians, engineers, physicists, biologists, economists, and graduate students involved in modeling complex social systems and living matter in general.";" Unique book with respect to the existing literature; very little is available in the field Using new methods and tools from mathematical kinetic theory, this book examines the modeling of living systems as opposed to inert systems Real-world applications to immunology, transportation engineering, and economics Appeals to a broad audience: applied mathematicians, engineers, physicists, biologists, and economists involved in modeling complex social systems and living matter in general";9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-7643-8444-9;Williams;Kim Williams (ed.);Nexus Network Journal 9,2;Architecture and Mathematics;Nexus Network Journal Vol.;;final;49,9;53,39;54,89;38,5;89;;;;;;;English;Mathematics;M13003 Applications of Mathematics;PBW;;;Mathematics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Birkh user Basel;Planned;01.- Mario Salvadori and Mauro Picone: From Student and Teacher to Professional Fellowship.

- Milankovitch’s Theorie der Druckkurven: Good Mechanics for Masonry Architecture.- Ramparts in the Sixteenth century: Architecture, 'Mathematics' and Urban Design.- Tentare licet: The Theresian Academy Question on the Theory of Beams of 1783.- Polygons, Diagonals, and the Bronze Mean.- Dynamic Root Rectangles Part One: The Fundamentals.- Mathematical Aspects in Architectural Design Course: The Concept, Design Assignments, and Follow-up.

- Review of The Golden Section: Nature’s Greatest Secret by Scott Olsen.- Review of Hardy Cross: American Engineer by Leonard K.Eaton; This volume is dedicated to 'Mechanics in Architecture', that is, the science of structural mechanics, including the behaviour of structures, internal forces, and deformation, as well as the development of new structural systems to resist thrusts as a result of new architectural forms.It is a field of enquiry that examines a particular aspect of the relationships between architecture and the mathematical sciences.

Some of the papers in this issue were presented at the Nexus 2006 conference during a special session dedicated to mechanics.

Other research papers focus on an eighteenth-century Belgian pyramid, aspects of 'fractal' architecture, and properties of a family of irrational values.The issue also includes a description and evaluation of a university-level course in architecture and mathematics, Rachel Fletcher's Geometer's Angle column, and book reviews.Buch /Science Book (WI) ;978-3-7643-8538-5;Ball;"Joseph A.Ball; Yuli Eidelman; William Helton; Vadim Olshevsky; James Rovnyak (Eds.

)";Recent Advances in Matrix and Operator Theory;;Operator Theory: Advances and Applications Vol.;;final;149;159,43;163,9;114,5;259;;;;;;;English;Mathematics;M12139 Operator Theory;PBKG;M11094 Linear and Multilinear Algebras, Matrix Theory;PBFP;Mathematics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Birkh user Basel;Planned;01.;This volume comprises the proceedings of the International Workshop on Operator Theory and Its Applications held at the University of Connecticut in July 2005.; Peer-reviewed contributions by experts in the field;9 ;Research and Development;Wissensch.

Buch /Science Book (WI) ;978-3-7643-8481-4;Staicu;Vasile Staicu (Ed.);Differential Equations, Chaos and Variational Problems;;Progress in Nonlinear Differential Equations and Their Applications Vol.;;final;149;159,43;163,9;114,5;259;;;;;;;English;Mathematics;M12147 Ordinary Differential Equations;PBKJ;"M26016 Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control; Optimization";PBKQ;Mathematics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Birkh user Basel;Planned;01.

- 34 contributions by highly distinguished researchers.; This collection of original articles and surveys written by leading experts in their fields is dedicated to Arrigo Cellina and James A.Yorke on the occasion of their 65th birthday.

The purpose of the volume is to bring the reader to the border of research in differential equations, a fast evolving branch of mathematics that, besides being a main subject for mathematicians, is one of the mathematical tools most used both by scientists and engineers.It treats the nonlinear aspects of the theory of differential equations, of the calculus of variations, dynamical systems, as well as topics related to chaotic systems and their relations with physical problems.The reader will find both some surveys of the more recent developments in several topics related with differential equations, chaos and variational problems, as well as new contributions in active and important areas of research as Young measures, optimal control, differential and delay-differential equations and inclusions.; High-quality articles in several different, but strongly related areas Contributions by prominent mathematicians covering a wide range of topics from ordinary differential equations, dynamical systems, calculus of variations, control theory, chaotic systems and their relations with physical systems;9 ;Science;Wissensch.Buch /Science Book (WI) ;978-1-84800-004-9;Rynne;"Bryan P.

Youngson";Linear Functional Analysis;;Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series ;2nd ed.;;approx;32,95;35,26;36,25;19,95;57,5;;;;;;;English;Mathematics;M12066 Functional Analysis;PBKG;M12139 Operator Theory;PBKG;Mathematics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag London;Planned;01.;" This introduction to the ideas and methods of linear functional analysis shows how familiar and useful concepts from finite-dimensional linear algebra can be extended or generalized to infinite-dimensional spaces.Aimed at advanced undergraduates in mathematics and physics, the book assumes a standard background of linear algebra, real analysis (including the theory of metric spaces), and Lebesgue integration, although an introductory chapter summarizes the requisite material.Highlights of the second edition include - a new chapter on the Hahn-Banach theorem and its applications to the theory of duality.This chapter also introduces the basic properties of projection operators on Banach spaces, and weak convergence of sequences in Banach spaces; - topics that have applications to both linear and nonlinear functional analysis; - extended coverage of the uniform boundedness theorem; - plenty of exercises, with solutions provided at the back of the book.";;9 ;Students;Standard (0) ;978-1-84628-971-2;Al-Gwaiz;M.

Al-Gwaiz;Sturm-Liouville Theory and its Applications;;Springer Undergraduate Mathematics Series ;;2008;262;Softcover;Book;Approx.;;final;32,95;35,26;36,25;19,95;57,5;;;;;;;English;Mathematics;M12007 Analysis;PBKB;M12066 Functional Analysis;PBKG;Mathematics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag London;In production;01.

; Developed from a course taught to senior undergraduates, this book provides a unified introduction to Fourier analysis and special functions based on the Sturm-Liouville theory in L 2.The treatment relies heavily on the convergence properties of sequences and series of numbers as well as functions, and assumes a solid background in advanced calculus and an acquaintance with ordinary differential equations and linear algebra.Familiarity with the relevant theorems of real analysis, such as the Ascoli–Arzel theorem, is also useful for following the proofs.

The presentation follows a clear and rigorous mathematical style that is both readable and well motivated, with many examples and applications used to illustrate the theory.Although addressed primarily to undergraduate students of mathematics, the book will also be of interest to students in related disciplines, such as physics and engineering, where Fourier analysis and special functions are used extensively for solving linear differential equations.; Provides a rigorous introduction to the theory at a level suitable for undergraduates Includes plenty of clearly-worked examples and exercises with solutions thereby making the book well-suited for self-study Designed to accompany a one-semester course, the book will prepare readers for a course on PDEs;9 ;Students;Standard (0) ;978-0-387-73393-7;Somersalo;"Erkki Somersalo; D.Calvetti";Introduction to Bayesian Scientific Computing;Subjective Computing;Surveys and Tutorials in the Applied Mathematical Sciences Vol.;;final;32,95;35,26;36,25;25,5;57,5;;;;;;;English;Mathematics;M14026 Computational Science and Engineering;PBWD;S12008 Statistics and Computing/Statistics Programs;USZM;Mathematics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Graduate/Advanced undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag New York;Planned;01.- Inverse Problems and Subjective Computing.

- Basic Problem of Statistical Inference.-The Praise Of Ignorance: Randomness as Lack of Onformation.- Basic Problem in Numerical Linear Algebra.- Statistically Inspired Preconditioners.

- Conditional Gaussian Densities and Predictive Envelopes.- More Applications of the Gaussian Conditioning.- Wrapping up: Hypermodel, Dynamic Priorconditioners and Bayesian Learning.; This book has been written for undergraduate and graduate students in various areas of mathematics and its applications.

It is for students who are willing to get acquainted with Bayesian approach to computational science but not necessarily to go through the full immerson into the statistical analysis.It has also been written for researchers working in areas where mathematical and statistical modeling are of central importance, such as biology and engineering.; Expository accessible book, internationally known authors;9 ;Students;Standard (0) ;978-0-387-73828-4;Stuart;"Andrew Stuart; Grigoris Pavliotis";Multiscale Methods;Averaging and Homogenization;Texts in Applied Mathematics Vol.;;approx;38,5;41,2;42,35;29,5;63,5;;;;;;;English;Mathematics;M27004 Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes;PBT;M14026 Computational Science and Engineering;PBWD;Mathematics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Graduate/Advanced undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag New York;Planned;01.- Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes.

- Averaging for Linear Transport and Parabolic PDEs.- Invariant Manifolds for ODEs: The Convergence Theorem.- Averaging for Markov Chains: The Convergence Theorem.- Averaging for SDEs: The Convergence Theorem.- Homogenization for SDEs: The Convergence Theorem.

- Homogenization for Elliptic PDEs: The Convergence Theorem.- Homogenization for Parabolic PDEs: The Convergence Theorem.- Averaging for Linear Transport and Parabolic PDEs: The Convergence Theorem.; The book is meant to be an introduction, aimed primarily towards graduate students.Part I of the book (theoretical foundations) and Part III of the book (proving theorems concerning simplified versions of the models that are studied in Part II) are necessarily terse and present the wide range of applications of the ideas, and illustrate their unity.

The subject matter in these set of notes has, for the most part, been known for several decades.However, the particular presentation of the material here is particularly suited to the pedagogical goal of communicating the subject area to the wide range of mathematicians, scientists and engineers who are currently engaged in the use of these tools to tackle the enormous range of applications that require them.Extensions and generalizations of the results presented in these notes, as well as references to the literature, are given in the Discussion and Bibliography section, at the end of each chapter.With the exception of Chapter 1, all chapters are supplemented with exercises.; Hot area in applied mathematics Stuart is one of the leading world experts on multiscale methods Nice overview of theory and application with example and excercises included.

;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-3-7643-8536-1;Pragacz;Piotr Pragacz (Ed.);Algebraic Cycles, Sheaves, Shtukas, and Moduli;;Trends in Mathematics ;;2008;280;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;99;105,93;108,9;76;169;;;;;;;English;Mathematics;M11019 Algebraic Geometry;PBMW;M28019 Algebraic Topology;PBPD;Mathematics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Collection of essays;Birkh user Basel;Planned;01.- Exotic Fine Moduli Spaces of Coherent Sheaves.

- Principal Bundles over Projective Varieties.- Zero Schemes of Sections of Vector Bundles.- Moduli Spaces of Coherent Sheaves on Multiples Curves.- Geometric Invariant Theory Relative to a Base Curve.

- Applications of Algebraic Cycles to Affine Algebraic Geometry.;" The articles in this book give comprehensive introductions through a series of texts starting at an elementary level and ending with a discussion of current research.

The main subjects studied are vector bundles and coherent sheaves, principal bundles and sheaves, as well as their moduli; current generalizations of geometric invariant theory; Drinfeld's shtukas and their stacks; interactions between intersection theory and commutative algebra; Thom polynomials.

"; Dedicated to the great mathematician J.Hoene-Wronski Contains a comprehensive introduction to his life and work Most of the material has not been published in books yet;9 ;Science;Wissensch.Buch /Science Book (WI) ;978-3-540-71582-5;Grossmann;"Christian Grossmann; Hans-G rg Roos; Martin Stynes";Numerical Treatment of Partial Differential Equations;;Universitext ;;2007;591;Softcover;Book;Approx.;;final;49,95;53,45;54,95;38,5;87;;;;;;;English;Mathematics;M14050 Numerical Analysis ;PBS;M12155 Partial Differential Equations;PBKJ;Mathematics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg;In production;18.- 5 Finite Element Methods for Unsteady Problems.- 6 Singularly Perturbed Boundary Value Problems.- 7 Variational Inequalities, Optimal Control.

- 8 Numerical Methods for Discretized Problems.- Bibliography: Textbooks and Monographs.; This book deals with discretization techniques for elliptic, parabolic and hyperbolic partial differential equations.

It provides an introduction to the main principles of discretizations and presents to the reader the ideas and analysis of advanced numerical methods in this area.It is the authors' aim to give mathematically-inclined students, scientists and engineers a textbook that contains all the basic discretization techniques for the three fundamental types of partial differential equations and in which the reader can find analytical tools, properties of discretizations, and some advice on algorithmic aspects.The book also covers recent research developments: for instance, introductions are given to a posteriori error estimation, discontinuous Galerkin methods, and optimal control for partial differential equations---these topics of current interest are rarely considered in other textbooks.While finite element methods are the main focus of the book, finite difference methods and finite volume techniques are also presented.Furthermore, the book provides the basic tools needed to solve the discrete problems generated, while chapters on singularly perturbed problems, variational inequalities and optimal control illuminate special topics that reflect the research interests of the authors.

;;9 ;Students;Standard (0) ;978-3-7643-7793-9;Amann;"Herbert Amann; Wolfgang Arendt; Matthias Hieber; Frank Neubrander; Serge Nicaise; Joachim von Below (Eds.)";Functional Analysis and Evolution Equations;Dedicated to Gunter Lumer;;;2008;600;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;99;105,93;108,9;79;169;;;;;;;English;Mathematics;M12155 Partial Differential Equations;PBKJ;;;Mathematics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Commemorative publication;Birkh user Basel;Planned;01.; Gunter Lumer was an outstanding mathematician whose works have great influence on the research community in mathematical analysis and evolution equations.

He was at the origin of the breath-taking development the theory of semigroups saw after the pioneering book of Hille and Phillips from 1957.This volume contains invited contributions presenting the state of the art of these topics and reflecting the broad interests of Gunter Lumer.;Particular care is taken of the many applications to linear and nonlinear partial differential equations and concrete evolutionary models from natural sciences and technology;9 ;Science;Wissensch.Buch /Science Book (WI) ;978-3-7643-8540-8;Benz;Walter Benz;Classical Geometries in Modern Contexts;Geometry of Real Inner Product Spaces;;2nd ed.;;final;79,9;85,49;87,89;61,5;139;;;;;;;English;Mathematics;M21006 Geometry ;PBM;P19013 Mathematical Methods in Physics;PBWD;Mathematics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Monograph;Birkh user Basel;Planned;01.; This book is based on real inner product spaces X of arbitrary (finite or infinite) dimension greater than or equal to 2.With natural properties of (general) translations and general distances of X euclidean and hyperbolic geometries are characterized.For these spaces X also the sphere geometries of M bius and Lie are studied (besides euclidean and hyperbolic geometry), as well as geometries where Lorentz transformations play the key role.The geometrical notions of this book are based on general spaces X as described.

This implies that also mathematicians who have not so far been especially interested in geometry may study and understand great ideas of classical geometries in modern and general contexts.Proofs of newer theorems, characterizing isometries and Lorentz transformations under mild hypotheses are included, like for instance infinite dimensional versions of famous theorems of A.A real benefit is the dimension-free approach to important geometrical theories.

Only prerequisites are basic linear algebra and basic 2- and 3-dimensional real geometry.; Dimension-free presentation Inclusion of proofs of newer theorems characterizing isometries and Lorentz transformations under mild hypotheses Common presentation for finite and infinite dimensional real inner product spaces X on an elementary basis, i., avoiding transfinite methods Highlights like the projective approach to dimension-free hyperbolic geometry or the priniple of duality are developed;9 ;Science;Wissensch.Buch /Science Book (WI) ;978-0-387-73057-8;Cohen;Harold Cohen;Complex Analysis with Applications in Science and Engineering;;;2nd ed.

;;approx;61,6;65,91;67,76;47,5;107,5;;;;;;;English;Mathematics;M12074 Functions of a Complex Variable;PBKG;P19005 Mathematical and Computational Physics;PBWD;Mathematics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Graduate/Advanced undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag US;Planned;01.- Multivalued Functions, Branch Points and Cuts.

- Singularities of Functions Defined by Integrals.; Complex Analysis with Applications in Science and Engineering weaves together theory and extensive applications in mathematics, physics and engineering.

In this edition there are many new problems, revised sections, and an entirely new chapter on analytic continuation.This work will serve as a textbook for undergraduate and graduate students in the areas noted above.Key Features of this Second Edition: Excellent coverage of topics such as series, residues and the evaluation of integrals, multivalued functions, conformal mapping, dispersion relations and analytic continuation Systematic and clear presentation with many diagrams to clarify discussion of the material Numerous worked examples and a large number of assigned problems; Excellent coverage of topics such as series, residues and the evaluation of integrals, multi-valued functions, conformal mapping, dispersion relations and analytic continuation Systematic and clear presentation with many diagrams to clarify discussion of the material Numerous worked examples and a large number of assigned problems;9 ;Students;Standard (0) ;978-0-387-72065-4;Hesthaven;"Jan S.Hesthaven; Tim Warburton";Nodal Discontinuous Galerkin Methods;Algorithms, Analysis, and Applications;;;2008;265;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;approx;46,95;50,24;51,65;36;82;;;;;;;English;Mathematics;M14050 Numerical Analysis ;PBS;T11014 Numerical and Computational Methods in Engineering;TBC;Mathematics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Graduate/Advanced undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag New York;Planned;01.- Briefly on Three-Dimensional Extensions.- Appendix A: Jacobi Polynomials and Beyond.- Appendix B: Briefly on Grid Generation.; The text offers an introduction to the key ideas, basic analysis, and efficient implementation of discontinuous Galerkin finite element methods (DG-FEM) for the solution of partial differential equations.All key theoretical results are either derived or discussed, including an overview of relevant results from approximation theory, convergence theory for numerical PDE’s, orthogonal polynomials etc.Through embedded Matlab codes, the algorithms are discussed and implemented for a number of classic systems of PDE’s, e., Maxwell’s equations, Euler equations, incompressible Navier-Stokes equations, and Poisson- and Helmholtz equations.

These developments are done in detail in 1 and 2 dimensions on general unstructured grids with high-order elements and all essential routines for 3D extensions are also included and discussed briefly.The three appendices contain an overview of orthogonal polynomials and associated library routines used throughout, a brief introduction to grid generation, and an overview of the associated software (where to get it, list of variables etc).; First text on DG-FEM, suitable both as a textbook and for self sudy Attention to both basic analysis and algorithmic issues Easily modified MATLAB library routines Enables 1D-3D solution of PDEs in general geometries Exercises at the end of each chapter;9 ;Students;Standard (0) ;978-3-211-73264-9;Shingareva;"Inna Shingareva; Carlos Lizarraga-Celaya";Maple and Mathematica;A Problem Solving Approach for Mathematics;;;2007;263;Softcover;Book;XIII, 263 p.;;approx;39,95;42,75;43,95;30,5;70;;;;;;;English;Mathematics;M14042 Mathematical Software;USZM;M1400X Computational Mathematics and Numerical Analysis;PBS;Mathematics;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Graduate/Advanced undergraduate textbook;Springer-Verlag Vienna;Planned;01.2007;;;; This book compares the two computer algebra programs, Maple and Mathematica used by students, mathematicians, scientists, and engineers.Structured by presenting parallel both systems in parallel, Mathematica’s users can learn Maple quickly by finding the Maple equivalent to Mathematica functions, and vice versa.This student reference handbook consists of core material for incorporating Maple and Mathematica as a working tool into different undergraduate mathematical courses (algebra, geometry, calculus, complex functions, special functions, integral transforms, mathematical equations).Part I describes the foundations of Maple and Mathematica(with equivalent problems and solutions).Part II describes Mathematics with Maple and Mathematica by using equivalent problems.

; Side by side comparisons of practical solutions of the two computer algebra programs, Maple and Mathematica First book to give a handy reference for these popular systems;9 ;Students;Standard (0) ;978-3-211-72955-7;Millesi;"Hanno Millesi; Robert Schmidhammer (Eds.)";How to Improve the Results of Peripheral Nerve Surgery;;Acta Neurochirurgica Supplementum Supplement 100;;2008;200;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;179,95;192,55;197,95;138,5;313,5;;;;;;;English;Medicine & Public Health;H39000 Neurosurgery ;MNN;H36001 Neurology ;MJN;Medicine, Neurosurgery;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer-Verlag Vienna;Planned;01.2007;;; With contributions by Alexandre, A.; All over the world research is going on to improve the outcome of the treatment of peripheral nerve lesions.Is the autologeous nerve grafting still the golden standard in bridging defects? Have alternative techniques to overcome defects reached a level to replace autografting? To which length are they effective? What is the role of allografting? Are there still indications for vascularized nerve grafts? What can be expected from end to side coaptation? Does it exist at all? Under what conditions useful recoveries can be achieved? Are there new developments in physical medicine and physiotherapy? Can the quality of recovery be influenced by surgery on muscles to provide a better equilibrium of forces? To what extent cerebral plasticity may be exploited to improve functional results? The contributions in this book give answers to all of these questions.; Particular information to improve the results of peripheral nerve regeneration Overview on the problem from all different aspects Actual questions like end to side coaptation are discussed ;9 ;Science;Science (SC) ;978-1-84628-936-1;Blakeley;Sara Blakeley;Renal;;Competency-Based Critical Care ;;2008;160;Softcover;Book;Approx.

;;approx;58;62,06;63,8;39,5;101;;;;;;;English;Medicine & Public Health;H33126 Nephrology ;MJR;H59117 Transplant Surgery ;MNQ;Medicine, Internal Medicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Professional book;Springer-Verlag London;Planned;01.- Imaging of Acute Renal Failure – a Problem Solving Approach for ICU Physicians Tom Sutherland.- Drug induced renal injury Sara Blakeley.- Medical management of acute renal failure Nerina Harley.- Acute renal failure in the surgical patient Marlies Ostermann.

- Rhabdomyolysis and Compartment Syndrome Laurie Tomlinson and Stephen Holt.- Multisystem causes of acute renal failure Tim Leach.- Renal Replacement Therapy John H Reeves.- Technical aspects of renal replacement therapy Sara Blakeley.

- End-stage renal disease Emile Mohammed.- Clinical hyperkalaemia and hypokalaemia Harn-Yih Ong.- Clinical hyponatraemia and hypernatraemia Himangsu Gangopadhyay.- Clinical metabolic acidosis and alkalosis Sara Blakeley.;Increased recognition of the overlap between critical care and renal medicine, and recent advances in the understanding of acute renal failure and the application of renal replacement therapies, have brought increased attention to the nephrologist's role in the intensive care unit (ICU).

This book is written to provide an approach for the resident in nephrology, at any level of training, with regards to critically ill patients.This text provides the information necessary to provide care for the nephrology patient in the ICU.;;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-1-84628-938-5;Baudouin;Simon Baudouin (Ed.);Sepsis;;Competency-Based Critical Care ;;2008;126;Softcover;Book;Approx.

;;approx;58;62,06;63,8;39,5;101;;;;;;;English;Medicine & Public Health;H33096 Infectious Diseases;MJCJ;H27010 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention;MBN;Medicine, Internal Medicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Professional book;Springer-Verlag London;Planned;01.2007;;; Sepsis: Introduction and epidemiology.- Mechanisms of Innate immunity in sepsis.

- Metabolic and endocrine changes in sepsis and the catabolic state.- Haematological and coagulation changes in sepsis.- The genetics of sepsis and inflammation.- Cardiac, circulatory and microvascular changes in sepsis.- Specific bacterial infections in the immunocompetant patient-Infection in the immunocompramised patient.

- Severe infection in the returning traveller.- Antibiotic prescribing including antibiotic resistance-Infection control in the ITU.- Randomised controlled trials in sepsis.- Guidelines, protocols and the surviving sepsis guidelines.- Practical approaches to the patient with sepsis: illustrative cases histories.

; Sepsis is a serious medical condition, resulting from the immune response to a severe infection.Septicaemia is sepsis of the bloodstream caused by bactemeria, which is the presence of bacteria in the bloodstream.The term septecaemia is also used to refer to sepsis in general.In the US, sepsis is the leading cause of death in non-coronary ICU patients, and the tenth most common form of death overall.Sepsis is common and also more dangerous in the elderly, immunocompromised, and critically ill patients.

It occurs in 1-2% of all hospitilizations and accounts for as much as 25% of all ICU bed utilization.It is a major cause of death in intensive care units worldwide, with mortality rates that range from 20% for sepsis to 40% for severe sepsis to more than 60% for septic shock.The book brings together a group of experts to consider how the various pathways implicated in early and late sepsis interact.It addresses the frequent, but under-recognised condition of sepsis and discusses new ways to prevent and treat it.It describes numerous pharmocological approaches to therapy for early and late sepsis.

It includes detailed discussion of the various physiological systems implicated in sepsis.This is an invaluable resource for all critical care physicians and researchers.It is also informative reading for immunologists, endocrinologists, neuroendocrinologists, phsysiologists and pharmacologists Drawing on multi-professional editors and authors brings in the variety of perspectives and knowledge seen within the critical care team to produce a text that is both inclusive of and targeted to the individual needs of its intended audience.The nature of the material, written and edited by experienced practitioners in the field will provide an invaluable source of reference and training material for specialists and those already trained in their field.;;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-1-58829-770-9;Kraus;"William Kraus; Steven Keteyian (Eds.

)";Cardiac Rehabilitation;;Contemporary Cardiology ;;2007;298;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;76,95;82,34;84,65;59;134;;;;;;;English;Medicine & Public Health;H33037 Cardiology;MJD;H55030 Rehabilitation Medicine;MQV;Medicine, ;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Humana Press;In production;15.

- Assessment and Treatment of Risk in CR and in the Clinic.;The purpose of this volume is to provide state-of-the-art information and a manual to providers about the multidisciplinary nature of cardiac rehabilitation in the current era, the current state of cardiac rehabiliation, and the issues presenting to current CR programs.; Contains theoretical and practical, up-to-date cardiac rehabilitation information, including the new Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) guidelines for reimbursement Includes diverse, comprehensive chapters, from nutrition to programmatic issues Serves as a perfect resource for staff and directors that are new to cardiac rehabilitation or wish to begin a program;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-1-58829-830-0;Gore;Andrea C.);Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals;From Basic Research to Clinical Practice;Contemporary Endocrinology ;;2007;300;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;109,95;117,65;120,95;84,5;191,5;;;;;;;English;Medicine & Public Health;H33053 Endocrinology ;MJG;H33045 Diabetes;MJGD;Medicine, Internal Medicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Humana Press;Available;;05.2007;; Introduction to Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals.- Heavy Metals as Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals.- Cellular Mechanisms of Endocrine Disruption: Traditional and Novel Actions.- Endocrine Disruptors, Epigenetically Induced Changes, and Transgenerational Transmission of Characters and Epigenetic States.

- Implications of Thyroid Hormone Signaling through the Phosphoinositide-3 Kinase for Xenobiotic Disruption of Human Health.- Endocrine Disruption and Reproductive Outcomes in Women.- Epidemiologic Evidence on the Relationship between Environmental Endocrine Disruptors and Male Reproductive and Developmental Health.- Human Exposures and Body Burdens of Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals.- Policy Implications of Endocrine-disrupting Chemicals in Humans.

- Talking with Patients and the Public about Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals.- Community Interventions to Reduce Exposures to Chemicals with Endocrine Disrupting Properties.- What can we do about Endocrine-Disrupting Chemicals?.;" Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals: From Basic Research to Clinical Practice is the first book that provides comprehensive coverage of the three most important themes in the field of EDC research: the basic biology of EDCs, particularly their effects on reproductive systems; EDC effects on humans and wildlife, including biomedical considerations; and potential interventions and practical advice for dealing with the problem of EDCs.This book presents a translational approach to EDC research, spanning both basic biology and clinical applications, and provides a critical link between the laboratory and the physicians’ office.

Scientists and physicians engaged in EDC studies or practice will find that this volume offers insight across all areas of EDC research, including clarifying the mechanisms for EDC effects, understanding the adverse affects of EDCs on humans and wildlife, and offering solutions to the problems created by exposures to EDCs."; Strong evidence for effects of EDCs, including low-level exposures, on humans and wildlife Comprehensive coverage of mechanisms by which EDCs perturb endocrine systems in exposed organisms as well as in their offspring Advice to physicians on how to talk to their patients about EDCs in soy formula and other types of exposures;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-1-58829-557-6;Munker;"Reinhold Munker; Erhard Hiller; Jonathan Glass; Ronald Paquette (Eds.)";Modern Hematology;Biology and Clinical Management;Contemporary Hematology ;2nd ed.;;final;92,95;99,46;102,25;71,5;162;;;;;;;English;Medicine & Public Health;H3307X Hematology;MJF;;;Medicine, Internal Medicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Humana Press;Available;;18.Transplantation of Stem Cells from Bone Marrow, Blood and the Umbilical Cord.Anemias: General Considerations, Microcytic, and Megaloblastic Anemias.Leukocytosis, Leukopenia, and Other Changes of the Myeloid Series.Lymphocytosis, Lymphopenia, Lymphadenopathy, and Splenomegaly.Multiple Myeloma and Related Paraproteinemias.

Congenital and Acquired Immunodeficiencies.Thrombophilia, Thromboembolic Disease, and Antithrombotic Therapy.

Transfusion Medicine and Immunohematology.Glossary of Cytostatic Drugs and Targeted Therapies p.CD Nomenclature for Human Leukocyte Antigens p.

Program Requirements for Fellowship Education in Hematology p.; Reinhold Munker and his distinguished colleagues have updated and expanded Modern Hematology: Biology and Clinical Management, now in its second edition, to reflect the major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of blood disorders.Modern Hematology: Biology and Clinical Management, Second Edition describes the latest clinical and scientific developments, including molecular studies used to diagnose a variety of hematological disorders and guide their treatment.Targeted and molecular therapies are discussed in detail, including kinase inhibitors in myeloproliferative disorders and humanized monoclonal antibodies.The use of peripheral blood and umbilical cord blood stem cells for transplantation is described, as well as the rationale and indications for non-myeloablative transplantation, emphasizing the preferability of immunotherapy over cytotoxic chemotherapy.Modern Hematology: Biology and Clinical Management, Second Edition brings together facts, concepts, and protocols important for the practice of hematology.

In 23 chapters, all major blood diseases are covered, as well as rare diseases that are of scientific interest.The first two chapters introduce the reader to the scientific basis of blood disorders.As in the previous edition, each chapter is illustrated by tables, figures, and a selection of color plates.Experts in pediatric hematology, myeloma, blood transfusion, hemoglobinopathies, pharmacology, and infectious diseases have expanded the scope of Modern Hematology.Comprehensive and informative, Modern Hematology: Biology and Clinical Management, Second Edition is an invaluable resource for medical students, hematology trainees, residents, nurses, nurse practitioners, and physicians in other specialties treating patients with benign and malignant blood disorders.

;Updated and expanded to reflect major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of blood disorders;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-1-58829-848-5;Boiselle;"Phillip M.)";CT of the Airways;;Contemporary Medical Imaging ;;2008;382;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;139,95;149,75;153,95;107,5;244;;;;;;;English;Medicine & Public Health;H29013 Diagnostic Radiology;MMPH;H33134 Pneumology/Respiratory System;MJL;Medicine, Radiology;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Humana Press;Planned;01.Introductory Airway Anatomy and Physiology.

Introductory Radiologic Anatomy of the Airways.Introductory Anatomical Airway Imaging Methods.Introductory Functional Airway Imaging Methods.Large Airways Tracheal and Bronchial Stenoses.

Large Airways: Tracheal and Bronchial Neoplasms.Small Airways: Infectious Small Airways Diseases and Aspiration.

Small Airways: Non-Infectious Inflammatory Small Airways Diseases.Small Airways: Obliterative Bronchiolitis.

Small Airways: Smoking Related Airways Disease.Pediatric Airways Disorders: Large Airways.Pediatric Airways Disorders: Small Airways.

; This book begins with four introductory chapters devoted to airway physiology, anatomy, and anatomical and functional CT imaging methods.These chapters are followed by four chapters devoted to large airways disorders in adults, including airway stenoses, neoplasms, malacia and bronchiectasis.The next section is comprised of 5 chapters devoted to small airways disorders in adults, including asthma, infectious and non-infectious small airways disorders, obliterative bronchiolitis, and smoking-related airway diseases.The final two chapters are devoted to pediatric large and small airway disorders.This textbook is a collaborative project that has greatly benefited from the contributions of many expert authors from around the globe.

The intended audience for this book is primarily radiologists and pulmonologists, but the content will likely also be of interest to thoracic surgeons, pulmonary pathologists, and other physicians who are involved in the care of patients with airway diseases.; A comprehensive review of large and small airways disorders Emphasis on CT imaging Draws on experts from around the world Follows successful pattern of CT of the Heart by U Joseph Schoepf, published by Humana Press;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-0-387-71594-0;Ali;"Syed Z.Parwani";Breast Cytopathology;;Essentials in Cytopathology Vol.;;final;46,95;50,24;51,65;36;82;;;;;;;English;Medicine & Public Health;H4800X Pathology ;MMF;;;Medicine, Pathology;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Professional book;Springer-Verlag New York;Planned;01.2007;;;Introduction and Technical Aspects.- Non-Neoplastic and Proliferative Lesions.; Breast Cytopathology by Syed Ali, MD and Anil Parwani, MD will fulfill the need for an easy-to-use and authoritative synopsis of breast cytopathology.This volume, part of the Essentials in Cytopathology book series, fits into the lab coat pocket and is ideal for portability and quick reference.Each volume in the series is heavily illustrated with a full color art program, while the text follows a user-friendly outline format.

; Published in the Essentials in Cytopathology book series Designed to be concise and easy to use Fits in lab coat pocket Site specific Illustration oriented accompanied by text in outline format;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-0-387-71995-5;Schlander;Michael Schlander;Health Technology Assessments by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence;A Qualitative Study;Innovation and Valuation in Health care ;;2008;188;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;46,95;50,24;51,65;36;82;;;;;;;English;Medicine & Public Health;H27002 Public Health/Gesundheitswesen;MBN;H27030 Health Administration;MBN;Medicine, Public Health;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Professional book;Springer-Verlag New York;Planned;01.- NICE Appraisal of ADHD Treatments: A Critique.; First in a new series on economic issues in the context of health care policy, Health Technology Assessments by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence examines Britain’s highly acclaimed approach to cost-effectiveness analysis (CEA), and its international potential.The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has been regarded as a role model for the implementation of CEA, and is being closely watched by health care policy makers throughout Europe, and in the United States.This volume dissects the robustness of the agency’s technology appraisal processes as NICE evaluates innovative methods for diagnosis and intervention.

Given the unique features of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)—starting with it being diagnosed mainly in children and adolescents, its high comorbidity with other psychiatric conditions, and its considerable economic impact—the disorder is a perfect focal point for discussion.; Important addition to debate on health care reform Discussion of treatment for ADHD;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-1-4020-6495-1;Birnbacher;"Dieter Birnbacher; Edgar Dahl (Eds.)";Giving Death a Helping Hand;Physician-assisted suicide and public policy.;International Library of Ethics, Law, and the New Medicine Vol.

;;final;95;101,65;104,5;73;165,5;;;;;;;English;Medicine & Public Health;H66000 Theory of Medicine/Bioethics;MB;E14000 Ethics;HPGM;Medicine, ;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Contributed volume;Springer Netherlands;Planned;01.2008;;;; From the perspective of patients, physician-assisted suicide is a more unambiguous expression of the patient's autonomous will.

From the legislator's perspective it seems less liable to misuse and abuse.And often the availability of assisted suicide, instead of shortening the life of a patient, has proved to prolong it.Public policy has begun to respond to this prospect.Notably in Switzerland and Germany, the attitudes of public bodies towards physician-assisted suicide are in a process of change, partly motivated by the wish to take the edge off the pressure for legalisation of active euthanasia.The present volume focuses on public policy issues related to physician-assisted suicide.

It offers a detailed analysis of the current legal standing and practice of physician-assisted suicide in various countries and discusses the ethical principles underlying its legal and professional regulation.In addition, it contains a number of personal narratives by professionals who have for many years been involved in end-of-life issues.; Up-to-date overview of legislation on physician-assisted suicide all over the world Critical appraisals of the views taken by professional codes toward physician-assisted suicide Practice reports of some of the leading figures in the practice of physician-assisted suicide in Switzerland and in the Netherlands;9 ;Professional;Standard (0) ;978-1-4020-6467-8;Bilko;"Nadja M.Bilko; Boris Fehse; Wolfram Ostertag; Carol Stocking; Axel R.)";Stem Cells and Their Potential for Clinical Application;;NATO Science for Peace and Security Series ;;2007;276;Hardcover;Book;Approx.;;final;139,95;149,75;153,95;107,5;244;;;;;;;English;Medicine & Public Health;H3307X Hematology;MJF;B11001 Cancer Research ;MJCL;Medicine, Internal Medicine;Aug 07;In preparation for press;Proceedings;Springer Netherlands;In production;01.