14th International Congress for Applied Mineralogy ICAM2019

14th International Congress for Applied Mineralogy  ICAM2019
Author: Sergey Glagolev
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 494
Release: 2020-10-09
ISBN 10: 9781013276262
ISBN 13: 1013276264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

14th International Congress for Applied Mineralogy ICAM2019 Book Review:

This open access proceedings of the 14th International Council for Applied Mineralogy Congress (ICAM) in Belgorod, Russia cover a wide range of topics including applied mineralogy, advanced and construction materials, ore and industrial minerals, mineral exploration, cultural heritage, etc. It includes contributions to geometallurgy, industrial minerals, oil and gas reservoirs as well as stone artifacts and their preservation. The International Congress on Applied Mineralogy strengthens the relation between the research on applied mineralogy and the industry. This work was published by Saint Philip Street Press pursuant to a Creative Commons license permitting commercial use. All rights not granted by the work's license are retained by the author or authors.

14th International Congress for Applied Mineralogy ICAM2019

14th International Congress for Applied Mineralogy  ICAM2019
Author: Sergey Glagolev
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 3030229742
ISBN 13: 9783030229740
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

14th International Congress for Applied Mineralogy ICAM2019 Book Review:

This open access proceedings of the 14th International Council for Applied Mineralogy Congress (ICAM) in Belgorod, Russia cover a wide range of topics including applied mineralogy, advanced and construction materials, ore and industrial minerals, mineral exploration, cultural heritage, etc. It includes contributions to geometallurgy, industrial minerals, oil and gas reservoirs as well as stone artifacts and their preservation. The International Congress on Applied Mineralogy strengthens the relation between the research on applied mineralogy and the industry.

Metallurgical Slags

Metallurgical Slags
Author: Nadine M. Piatak,Vojtch Ettler
Publsiher: Royal Society of Chemistry
Total Pages: 306
Release: 2021-08-13
ISBN 10: 1839164581
ISBN 13: 9781839164583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Metallurgical Slags Book Review:

Metallurgical slags are generated as a by-product of smelting during ironmaking, steelmaking, and the production of ferroalloys and non-ferrous metals. The formation conditions result in complex chemical and mineralogical characteristics unique to slags alone. Historically slags have been discarded as a waste product and, through release of potentially toxic trace elements, represent a hazard to the environment and human health. However, increasingly we are realizing the resource potential of what was previously thought of as waste, thus reducing the environmental impact and taking a step closer to a circular economy. This book is a definitive reference on the environmental geochemistry and resource potential of metallurgical slags by summarizing processes for the generation of slags, describing their chemical and mineralogical characteristics, outlining the fundamental geochemistry that propels slag weathering, and illustrating the utilization of slags. Particular attention is given to the value of slags in modern society as they are widely used as construction materials in civil engineering, and as an irreplaceable filter in sequestering excess nutrients, pathogens, metal and/or organic contaminants, and even greenhouse gases. The latest developments on recovering residual valuable metals in slags, including new techniques for extracting by-product elements needed for green and frontier technologies, are revealed. This book is essential reading for environmental geochemists, geologists, metallurgists, mining and civil engineers, waste and resource managers, and all those interested and inspired by a circular economy and minimizing our environmental footprint on planet Earth.

The National Implementation of International Norms

The National Implementation of International Norms
Author: Anne Crowley-Vigneau
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 3030948625
ISBN 13: 9783030948627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The National Implementation of International Norms Book Review:

Digital Technologies in Construction Engineering

Digital Technologies in Construction Engineering
Author: Sergey Vasil'yevich Klyuev
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 409
Release: 2021-11-30
ISBN 10: 3030812898
ISBN 13: 9783030812898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Technologies in Construction Engineering Book Review:

This book gathers the latest advances, innovations, and applications in the field of construction engineering, as presented by researchers and engineers at the Digital Technologies in Construction Engineering conference, held in Belgorod, Russia, on June 8-9, 2021. It covers highly diverse topics, including industrial and civil construction, building materials; environmental engineering and protection; sustainability; structure safety and special construction structures. The contributions, which were selected by means of a rigorous international peer-review process, highlight numerous exciting ideas that will spur novel research directions and foster multidisciplinary collaborations.

Applied Mineralogy

Applied Mineralogy
Author: Swapna Mukherjee
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 575
Release: 2012-03-05
ISBN 10: 940071162X
ISBN 13: 9789400711624
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Mineralogy Book Review:

This book covers the entire spectrum of mineralogy and consolidates its applications in different fields. Part I starts with the very basic concept of mineralogy describing in detail the implications of the various aspects of mineral chemistry, crystallographic structures and their effects producing different mineral properties. Part II of the book describes different aspects of mineralogy like geothermobarometry, mineral thermodynamics and phase diagrams, mineral exploration and analysis, and marine minerals. Finally Part III handles the applications in industrial, medicinal and environmental mineralogy along with precious and semiprecious stone studies. The various analytical techniques and their significance in handling specific types of mineralogical problems are also covered.

The Forgotten Peace

The Forgotten Peace
Author: Michael Small
Publsiher: University of Ottawa Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2010-10-27
ISBN 10: 0776618784
ISBN 13: 9780776618784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Forgotten Peace Book Review:

In the early hours of April 22, 1914, American President Woodrow Wilson sent Marines to seize the port of Veracruz in an attempt to alter the course of the Mexican Revolution. As a result, the United States seemed on the brink of war with Mexico. An international uproar ensued. The governments of Argentina, Brazil, and Chile offered to mediate a peaceful resolution to the crisis. Surprisingly, both the United States and Mexico accepted their offer and all parties agreed to meet at an international peace conference in Niagara Falls, Ontario. For Canadians, the conference provided an unexpected spectacle on their doorstep, combining high diplomacy and low intrigue around the gardens and cataracts of Canada's most famous natural attraction. For the diplomats involved, it proved to be an ephemeral high point in the nascent pan-American movement. After it ended, the conference dropped out of historical memory. This is the first full account of the Niagara Falls Peace Conference to be published in North America since 1914. The author carefully reconstructs what happened at Niagara Falls, examining its historical significance for Canada's relationship with the Americas. From this almost forgotten event he draws important lessons on the conduct of international mediation and the perils of middle-power diplomacy.

Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation

Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation
Author: Pierre-Philippe Mathieu,Christoph Aubrecht
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2018-01-23
ISBN 10: 3319656333
ISBN 13: 9783319656335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Earth Observation Open Science and Innovation Book Review:

This book is published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. Over the past decades, rapid developments in digital and sensing technologies, such as the Cloud, Web and Internet of Things, have dramatically changed the way we live and work. The digital transformation is revolutionizing our ability to monitor our planet and transforming the way we access, process and exploit Earth Observation data from satellites. This book reviews these megatrends and their implications for the Earth Observation community as well as the wider data economy. It provides insight into new paradigms of Open Science and Innovation applied to space data, which are characterized by openness, access to large volume of complex data, wide availability of new community tools, new techniques for big data analytics such as Artificial Intelligence, unprecedented level of computing power, and new types of collaboration among researchers, innovators, entrepreneurs and citizen scientists. In addition, this book aims to provide readers with some reflections on the future of Earth Observation, highlighting through a series of use cases not just the new opportunities created by the New Space revolution, but also the new challenges that must be addressed in order to make the most of the large volume of complex and diverse data delivered by the new generation of satellites.

Open

Open
Author: Rajiv S. Jhangiani,Robert Biswas-Diener
Publsiher: Ubiquity Press
Total Pages: 302
Release: 2017-03-27
ISBN 10: 1911529013
ISBN 13: 9781911529019
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Open Book Review:

Affordable education. Transparent science. Accessible scholarship. These ideals are slowly becoming a reality thanks to the open education, open science, and open access movements. Running separate—if parallel—courses, they all share a philosophy of equity, progress, and justice. This book shares the stories, motives, insights, and practical tips from global leaders in the open movement.

Curriculum Reform in the European Schools

Curriculum Reform in the European Schools
Author: Sandra Leaton Gray,David Scott,Peeter Mehisto
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 183
Release: 2018-05-29
ISBN 10: 3319714643
ISBN 13: 9783319714646
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Curriculum Reform in the European Schools Book Review:

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This open access book examines the modern role of the European School system within the European Union, at a time when the global economy demands a new vision for contemporary education. The European schools are currently in a state of crisis: their 60-year-old tradition of bilingual and multilingual education is being strained by rapid EU expansion and the removal of English speaking teachers as a result of Brexit. Their tried and tested model of mathematics and science education has rapidly been overtaken by new developments in pedagogy and assessment research, while recruitment and retention of students and teachers has become increasingly fraught as European member states review what they are, and what they are not, prepared to fund. The authors draw on original and empirical research to assess the European Schools’ place in a new Europe where the entire post-war European Project is potentially at risk. This well-researched volume will be of interest to practitioners working in European schools as well as students and scholars of EU politics and international education.

Clinical Text Mining

Clinical Text Mining
Author: Hercules Dalianis
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2018-05-14
ISBN 10: 3319785036
ISBN 13: 9783319785035
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Text Mining Book Review:

This open access book describes the results of natural language processing and machine learning methods applied to clinical text from electronic patient records. It is divided into twelve chapters. Chapters 1-4 discuss the history and background of the original paper-based patient records, their purpose, and how they are written and structured. These initial chapters do not require any technical or medical background knowledge. The remaining eight chapters are more technical in nature and describe various medical classifications and terminologies such as ICD diagnosis codes, SNOMED CT, MeSH, UMLS, and ATC. Chapters 5-10 cover basic tools for natural language processing and information retrieval, and how to apply them to clinical text. The difference between rule-based and machine learning-based methods, as well as between supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods, are also explained. Next, ethical concerns regarding the use of sensitive patient records for research purposes are discussed, including methods for de-identifying electronic patient records and safely storing patient records. The book’s closing chapters present a number of applications in clinical text mining and summarise the lessons learned from the previous chapters. The book provides a comprehensive overview of technical issues arising in clinical text mining, and offers a valuable guide for advanced students in health informatics, computational linguistics, and information retrieval, and for researchers entering these fields.

Migration in a Globalised World

Migration in a Globalised World
Author: Cédric Audebert,Mohamed Kamel Doraï
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9089641572
ISBN 13: 9789089641571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Migration in a Globalised World Book Review:

This broad thematic study offers a major new research perspective on international migration in the context of globalisation.

Student Misconceptions and Errors in Physics and Mathematics

Student Misconceptions and Errors in Physics and Mathematics
Author: Teresa Neidorf,Alka Arora,Ebru Erberber,Yemurai Tsokodayi,Thanh Mai
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 165
Release: 2019-10-30
ISBN 10: 3030301885
ISBN 13: 9783030301880
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Student Misconceptions and Errors in Physics and Mathematics Book Review:

This open access report explores the nature and extent of students’ misconceptions and misunderstandings related to core concepts in physics and mathematics and physics across grades four, eight and 12. Twenty years of data from the IEA’s Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) and TIMSS Advanced assessments are analyzed, specifically for five countries (Italy, Norway, Russian Federation, Slovenia, and the United States) who participated in all or almost all TIMSS and TIMSS Advanced assessments between 1995 and 2015. The report focuses on students’ understandings related to gravitational force in physics and linear equations in mathematics. It identifies some specific misconceptions, errors, and misunderstandings demonstrated by the TIMSS Advanced grade 12 students for these core concepts, and shows how these can be traced back to poor foundational development of these concepts in earlier grades. Patterns in misconceptions and misunderstandings are reported by grade, country, and gender. In addition, specific misconceptions and misunderstandings are tracked over time, using trend items administered in multiple assessment cycles. The study and associated methodology may enable education systems to help identify specific needs in the curriculum, improve inform instruction across grades and also raise possibilities for future TIMSS assessment design and reporting that may provide more diagnostic outcomes.

Trailblazing in Entrepreneurship

Trailblazing in Entrepreneurship
Author: Dean A. Shepherd,Holger Patzelt
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2017-01-21
ISBN 10: 3319487019
ISBN 13: 9783319487014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trailblazing in Entrepreneurship Book Review:

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license.In this book, the authors present a challenge for future research to build a stronger, more complete understanding of entrepreneurial phenomena. They argue that this more complete picture of entrepreneurial phenomena will likely come from scholars who undertake at least some trailblazing projects; from scholars who broaden the range of research questions, the potential outcomes of entrepreneurial action, and the selection and combination of research methods; and from researchers who avoid the endless debates about the margins of the field and its sub-fields or about whether one theoretical or philosophical lens is superior to another. This book offers suggestions for future research through a variety of topics including prosocial action, innovation, family business, sustainability and development, and the financial, social, and psychological costs of failure. It promises to make an important contribution to the development of the field and help academics, organizations, and society make useful contributions to the generation of entrepreneurial research.

How to Study Art Worlds

How to Study Art Worlds
Author: Hans van Maanen
Publsiher: Amsterdam University Press
Total Pages: 311
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9089641521
ISBN 13: 9789089641526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Study Art Worlds Book Review:

Hans van Maanen is professor of art and society at the Department of Arts, Culture & Media Studies of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands.

Geophysical and Geotechnical Methods for Diagnosing Flood Protection Dikes

Geophysical and Geotechnical Methods for Diagnosing Flood Protection Dikes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Editions Quae
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 2759200353
ISBN 13: 9782759200351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geophysical and Geotechnical Methods for Diagnosing Flood Protection Dikes Book Review:

Homelessness Health in Canada

Homelessness   Health in Canada
Author: Manal Guirguis-Younger,Stephen W. Hwang,Ryan McNeil
Publsiher: University of Ottawa Press
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2014-04-24
ISBN 10: 0776621483
ISBN 13: 9780776621487
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Homelessness Health in Canada Book Review:

"Brings together leading and emerging researchers to advance understanding of the complex relationships between homelessness and health. Covering a wide range of topics from youth homelessness to end-of-life care, contributors outline policy and practice recommendations to respond to this public health crisis."--Back cover.

Sustainable Manufacturing

Sustainable Manufacturing
Author: Rainer Stark,Günther Seliger,Jérémy Bonvoisin
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 283
Release: 2017-01-16
ISBN 10: 3319485148
ISBN 13: 9783319485140
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Manufacturing Book Review:

This edited volume presents the research results of the Collaborative Research Center 1026 “Sustainable manufacturing - shaping global value creation”. The book aims at providing a reference guide of sustainable manufacturing for researchers, describing methodologies for development of sustainable manufacturing solutions. The volume is structured in four chapters covering the following topics: sustainable manufacturing technology, sustainable product development, sustainable value creation networks and systematic change towards sustainable manufacturing. The target audience comprises both researchers and practitioners in the field of sustainable manufacturing, but the book may also be beneficial for graduate students.

Social Innovations in the Urban Context

Social Innovations in the Urban Context
Author: Taco Brandsen,Sandro Cattacin,Adalbert Evers,Annette Zimmer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 313
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN 10: 3319215515
ISBN 13: 9783319215518
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Social Innovations in the Urban Context Book Review:

This book addresses the practice of social innovation, which is currently very much in the public eye. New ideas and approaches are needed to tackle the severe and wicked problems with which contemporary societies are struggling. Especially in times of economic crisis, social innovation is regarded as one of the crucial elements needed to move forward. Our knowledge of its dynamics has significantly progressed, thanks to an abundance of studies on social innovation both general and sector-specific. However, despite the valuable research conducted over the past years, the systematic analysis of social innovation is still contested and incomplete. The questions asked in the book will be the following: 1. What is the nature of social innovations? 2.What patterns can be identified in social innovations emerging at the local level? 3.How is the emergence and spread of social innovations related to urban governance? More precisely, which conditions and arrangements facilitate and hinders social innovation? We explore these questions using different types of data and methods, and studying different contexts. In particular, we focus on innovations that aim at solving problems of the young unemployed, single parents and migrants. This analysis is based on original research carried out in the period 2010-2013 in the framework of a European project with a specific empirical research strategy. Research was carried out in 20 cities in 10 different European countries.

Bayesian Methods in the Search for MH370

Bayesian Methods in the Search for MH370
Author: Sam Davey,Neil Gordon,Ian Holland,Mark Rutten,Jason Williams
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 114
Release: 2016-07-15
ISBN 10: 9811003793
ISBN 13: 9789811003790
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bayesian Methods in the Search for MH370 Book Review:

This book demonstrates how nonlinear/non-Gaussian Bayesian time series estimation methods were used to produce a probability distribution of potential MH370 flight paths. It provides details of how the probabilistic models of aircraft flight dynamics, satellite communication system measurements, environmental effects and radar data were constructed and calibrated. The probability distribution was used to define the search zone in the southern Indian Ocean. The book describes particle-filter based numerical calculation of the aircraft flight-path probability distribution and validates the method using data from several of the involved aircraft’s previous flights. Finally it is shown how the Reunion Island flaperon debris find affects the search probability distribution.