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Seeking Spatial Justice

Author : Edward W. Soja

ISBN10 : 9781452915289

Publisher : U of Minnesota Press

Number of Pages : 280

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: In 1996, the Los Angeles Bus Riders Union, a grassroots advocacy organization, won a historic legal victory against the city’s Metropolitan Transit Authority. The resulting consent decree forced the MTA for a period of ten years to essentially reorient the mass transit system to better serve the city’s poorest residents. A stunning reversal of conventional governance and planning in urban America, which almost always favors wealthier residents, this decision is also, for renowned urban theorist Edward W. Soja, a concrete example of spatial justice in action. In Seeking Spatial Justice, Soja argues that justice has a geography and that the equitable distribution of resources, services, and access is a basic human right. Building on current concerns in critical geography and the new spatial consciousness, Soja interweaves theory and practice, offering new ways of understanding and changing the unjust geographies in which we live. After tracing the evolution of spatial justice and the closely related notion of the right to the city in the influential work of Henri Lefebvre, David Harvey, and others, he demonstrates how these ideas are now being applied through a series of case studies in Los Angeles, the city at the forefront of this movement. Soja focuses on such innovative labor–community coalitions as Justice for Janitors, the Los Angeles Alliance for a New Economy, and the Right to the City Alliance; on struggles for rent control and environmental justice; and on the role that faculty and students in the UCLA Department of Urban Planning have played in both developing the theory of spatial justice and putting it into practice. Effectively locating spatial justice as a theoretical concept, a mode of empirical analysis, and a strategy for social and political action, this book makes a significant contribution to the contemporary debates about justice, space, and the city.

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy

Author : Lucas G. Chase,Mohan C Vemuri

ISBN10 : 1627032002

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

Number of Pages : 456

Category : Science

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Book Summary: Over the past decade, significant efforts have been made to develop stem cell-based therapies for difficult to treat diseases. Multipotent mesenchymal stromal cells, also referred to as mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs), appear to hold great promise in regards to a regenerative cell-based therapy for the treatment of these diseases. Currently, more than 200 clinical trials are underway worldwide exploring the use of MSCs for the treatment of a wide range of disorders including bone, cartilage and tendon damage, myocardial infarction, graft-versus-host disease, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, critical limb ischemia and many others. MSCs were first identified by Friendenstein and colleagues as an adherent stromal cell population within the bone marrow with the ability to form clonogenic colonies in vitro. In regards to the basic biology associated with MSCs, there has been tremendous progress towards understanding this cell population’s phenotype and function from a range of tissue sources. Despite enormous progress and an overall increased understanding of MSCs at the molecular and cellular level, several critical questions remain to be answered in regards to the use of these cells in therapeutic applications. Clinically, both autologous and allogenic approaches for the transplantation of MSCs are being explored. Several of the processing steps needed for the clinical application of MSCs, including isolation from various tissues, scalable in vitro expansion, cell banking, dose preparation, quality control parameters, delivery methods and numerous others are being extensively studied. Despite a significant number of ongoing clinical trials, none of the current therapeutic approaches have, at this point, become a standard of care treatment. Although exceptionally promising, the clinical translation of MSC-based therapies is still a work in progress. The extensive number of ongoing clinical trials is expected to provide a clearer path forward for the realization and implementation of MSCs in regenerative medicine. Towards this end, reviews of current clinical trial results and discussions of relevant topics association with the clinical application of MSCs are compiled in this book from some of the leading researchers in this exciting and rapidly advancing field. Although not absolutely all-inclusive, we hope the chapters within this book can promote and enable a better understanding of the translation of MSCs from bench-to-bedside and inspire researchers to further explore this promising and quickly evolving field.

Scanning Microscopy for Nanotechnology

Author : Weilie Zhou,Zhong Lin Wang

ISBN10 : 0387396209

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

Number of Pages : 522

Category : Technology & Engineering

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Book Summary: This book presents scanning electron microscopy (SEM) fundamentals and applications for nanotechnology. It includes integrated fabrication techniques using the SEM, such as e-beam and FIB, and it covers in-situ nanomanipulation of materials. The book is written by international experts from the top nano-research groups that specialize in nanomaterials characterization. The book will appeal to nanomaterials researchers, and to SEM development specialists.

The Trade in Wildlife

Author : Sara Oldfield

ISBN10 : 1136547541

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 232

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: 'A valuable addition to the wildlife conservation and management literature.' Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy 'This book provides the reader with a fascinating set of debates about the ethical, biological and socio-economic issues that arise in attempting to regulate the wildlife trade.' Development and Change The regulation of the trade in wildlife is failing. From the snow leopard of India to the monkey puzzle tree of South America, increasing numbers of plant and animal species are threatened with extinction despite improvements both in our understanding of the issues involved and in the management of global trade. Insight into why this is taking place, and how to halt it, is urgently needed. The Trade in Wildlife provides a timely and broad-based critical assessment of how the international trade in wildlife is currently regulated and how those regulations are enforced, or, all too often, ignored. Through analysis of key case studies and a comparative look at the trade in other illegal goods, it highlights the weakness in the current system, shows where it is failing and clearly outlines what must be done if conservation efforts are to be supported by trade regulations rather than undermined by them. This is a comprehensive resource for academics and students in economics, environmental studies, law and politics and a critical text for conservationists, policy-makers and NGOs.

Disability Matters

Author : Anna Hickey-Moody,Vicki Crowley

ISBN10 : 131797817X

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 166

Category : Education

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Book Summary: From the critique of ‘the medical model’ of disability undertaken during the early and mid-1990s, a ‘social model’ emerged, particularly in the caring professions and those trying to shape policy and practice for people with disability. In education and schooling, it was a period of cementing inclusive practices and the ‘integration’ and inclusion of disability into ‘mainstream’. What was lacking in the debates around the social model, however, were the challenges to abledness that were being grappled with in the routine and pragmatics of self-care by people with disabilities, their families, carers and caseworkers. Outside the academy, new forms of activity and new questions were circulating. Challenges to abledness flourished in the arts and constituted the lived experience of many disability activists. Disability Matters engages with the cultural politics of the body, exploring this fascinating and dynamic topic through the arts, teaching, research and varied encounters with ‘disability’ ranging from the very personal to the professional. Chapters in this collection are drawn from scholars responding in various registers and contexts to questions of disability, pedagogy, affect, sensation and education. Questions of embodiment, affect and disability are woven throughout these contributions, and the diverse ways in which these concepts appear emphasize both the utility of these ideas and the timeliness of their application. This book was originally published as a special issue of Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education.

Motherhood, Childlessness and the Care of Children in Atlantic Slave Societies

Author : Camillia Cowling,Maria Helena Pereira Toledo Machado,Diana Paton,Emily West

ISBN10 : 0429535805

Publisher : Routledge

Number of Pages : 376

Category : History

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Book Summary: This book provides critical perspectives on the multiple forms of ‘mothering’ that took place in Atlantic slave societies. Facing repeated child death, mothering was a site of trauma and grief for many, even as slaveholders romanticized enslaved women’s work in caring for slaveholders' children. Examining a wide range of societies including medieval Spain, Brazil, and New England, and including the work of historians based in Brazil, Cuba, the United States, and Britain, this collection breaks new ground in demonstrating the importance of mothering for the perpetuation of slavery, and the complexity of the experience of motherhood in such circumstances. This pathbreaking collection, on all aspects of the experience, politics, and representations of motherhood under Atlantic slavery, analyses societies across the Atlantic world, and will be of interest to those studying the history of slavery as well as those studying mothering throughout history. This book comprises two special issues, originally published in Slavery & Abolition and Women’s History Review.

Health Systems Improvement Across the Globe

Author : Jeffrey Braithwaite,Russell Mannion,Yukihiro Matsuyama,Paul Shekelle,Stuart Whittaker,Samir Al-Adawi

ISBN10 : 1317123271

Publisher : CRC Press

Number of Pages : 606

Category : Technology & Engineering

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Book Summary: Following on from 2015’s Healthcare Reform, Quality and Safety: Perspectives, Participants, Partnerships and Prospects in 30 Countries, this book encompasses a global perspective on healthcare while shifting the focus from reform to showcasing success stories of healthcare systems worldwide. It provides explanations of why various facets of healthcare systems work well in different contexts and offers the reader alternative models for consideration. The book features contributions from 60 countries, going much further than the common practice of focusing on affluent Western nations, to provide a comprehensive exploration of the success of healthcare systems globally. The majority of literature on health-sector improvement attempts to address the problems within systems, relating the errors that can and do occur, for example, and offering solutions and preventative strategies. This book of country case studies will approach the enhancement of health systems, patient safety and the quality of care in a new and innovative way, comprehensively surveying and synthesizing the success stories of healthcare systems around the world, utilizing Hollnagel’s Safety-II approach to acknowledge the importance of exploring what goes right, what works well, and why it works. These success stories may include reference to macro, meso or micro levels of healthcare systems, various sectors (e.g., aged care, acute care or primary care), or specific programs or projects. Health System Improvement Across the Globe: Success Stories from 60 Countries is unprecedented in terms of both reach and positive emphasis, and as such will be instrumental in changing ways of thinking about and guiding health-sector improvement.

Grease Lubrication in Rolling Bearings

Author : Piet M. Lugt

ISBN10 : 1118483979

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 472

Category : Technology & Engineering

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Book Summary: The definitive book on the science of grease lubrication forroller and needle bearings in industrial and vehicleengineering. Grease Lubrication in Rolling Bearings provides anoverview of the existing knowledge on the various aspects of greaselubrication (including lubrication systems) and the state of theart models that exist today. The book reviews the physical andchemical aspects of grease lubrication, primarily directed towardslubrication of rolling bearings. The first part of the book covers grease composition, propertiesand rheology, including thermal and dynamics properties. Laterchapters cover the dynamics of greased bearings, including greaselife, bearing life, reliability and testing. The final chaptercovers lubrications systems – the systems that deliver greaseto the components requiring lubrication. Grease Lubrication in Rolling Bearings: Describes the underlying physical and chemical properties ofgrease. Discusses the effect of load, speed, temperature, bearinggeometry, bearing materials and grease type on bearing wear. Covers both bearing and grease performance, includingthermo-mechanical ageing and testing methodologies. It is intended for researchers and engineers in thepetro-chemical and bearing industry, industries related to this(e.g. wind turbine industry, automotive industry) and forapplication engineers. It will also be of interest for teaching inpost-graduate courses.

Museum Lighting

Author : David Saunders

ISBN10 : 1606067281

Publisher : Getty Publications

Number of Pages : 328

Category : Art

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Book Summary: Author David Saunders, former keeper of conservation and scientific research at the British Museum, explores how to balance the conflicting goals of visibility and preservation under a variety of conditions. Beginning with the science of how light, color, and vision function and interact, he proceeds to offer detailed studies of the impact of light on a wide range of objects, including paintings, manuscripts, textiles, bone, leather, and plastics. With analyses of the effects of light on visibility and deterioration, Museum Lighting provides practical information to assist curators, conservators, and other museum professionals in making critical decisions about the display and preservation of objects in their collections.

Growing Community Health Literacy through Libraries

Author : Prudence W. Dalrymple,Brian Galvin

ISBN10 : 3110362643

Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

Number of Pages : 313

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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Book Summary: The capacity to understand and communicate health information is a major international health concern. Sponsored by the Health and Biosciences Section of International Federation of Library Associations, this book highlights the contribution that librarians are making to improving health literacy and enabling citizens to be active participants in the management of their own health. Knowledge is power and the World Health Organization recognizes that health literacy, involving effective access to and understanding of health information, is essential to health and well-being in society by empowering and enabling citizens to participate in their own healthcare. The book presents inspiring studies from an international group of authors showing how libraries and librarians are partnering with diverse sectors of society including universities, hospitals, public health clinics, community-based organisations, voluntary bodies and government agencies, to help citizens understand and manage their health. It provides guidance by example to suggest how libraries can help citizens participate in their healthcare and their communities by collaborating with others to increase health literacy in society.

New Femininities

Author : R. Gill,C. Scharff

ISBN10 : 0230294529

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 336

Category : Social Science

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Book Summary: This collection of original essays looks at the way in which experiences and representations of femininity are changing, and explores the possibilities for producing 'new' femininities in the twenty-first century. The volume includes a Preface by leading feminist scholar Angela McRobbie.

Medicine Price Surveys, Analyses and Comparisons

Author : Sabine Vogler

ISBN10 : 0128132124

Publisher : Academic Press

Number of Pages : 488

Category : Business & Economics

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Book Summary: Medicine Price Surveys, Analyses and Comparisons establishes guidelines for the study and implementation of pharmaceutical price surveys, analyses, and comparisons. Its contributors evaluate price survey literature, discuss the accessibility and reliability of data sources, and provide a checklist and training kit on conducting price surveys, analyses, and comparisons. Their investigations survey price studies while accounting for the effects of methodologies and explaining regional differences in medicine prices. They also consider policy objectives such as affordable access to medicines and cost-containment as well as options for improving the effectiveness of policies. Provides guidance for planning and implementing pharmaceutical pricing policies and systems Reviews external price referencing systems Explains common baselines for interpreting price surveys Defines pharmaceutical price terminology and nomenclature

Handbook of Clinical Child Neuropsychology

Author : Cecil R. Reynolds,Elaine Fletcher-Janzen

ISBN10 : 0387788670

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

Number of Pages : 814

Category : Psychology

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Book Summary: Every chapter has been updated to reflect current thought and research in the field. Chapters devoted to specialized tests in neuropsychology have been updated to reflect new editions of these popular instruments. Special topic chapters have been added such as working in pediatric coma rehabilitation, using the planning, attention, sequential, simultaneous theory of neuropsychological processes, additions on ADHD, and more appear written by the leading experts and practitioners in these fields to reflect the demands of current practice in clinical child neuropsychology.

Mine Water

Author : Paul L. Younger,S.A. Banwart,Robert S. Hedin

ISBN10 : 9401006105

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

Number of Pages : 442

Category : Science

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Book Summary: Nowhere is the conflict between economic progress and environmental quality more apparent than in the mineral extraction industries. The latter half of the 20th century saw major advances in the reclamation technologies. However, mine water pollution problems have not been addressed. In many cases, polluted mine water long outlives the life of the mining operation. As the true cost of long-term water treatment responsibilities has become apparent, interest has grown in the technologies that would decrease the production of contaminated water and make its treatment less costly. This is the first book to address the mine water issue head-on. The authors explain the complexities of mine water pollution by reviewing the hydrogeological context of its formation, and provide an up-to-date presentation of prevention and treatment technologies. The book will be a valuable reference for all professionals who encounter polluted mine water on a regular or occasional basis.

Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing

Author : Claudia Kuenzer,Stefan Dech

ISBN10 : 9400766394

Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media

Number of Pages : 537

Category : Technology & Engineering

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Book Summary: This book provides a comprehensive overview of the state of the art in the field of thermal infrared remote sensing. Temperature is one of the most important physical environmental variables monitored by earth observing remote sensing systems. Temperature ranges define the boundaries of habitats on our planet. Thermal hazards endanger our resources and well-being. In this book renowned international experts have contributed chapters on currently available thermal sensors as well as innovative plans for future missions. Further chapters discuss the underlying physics and image processing techniques for analyzing thermal data. Ground-breaking chapters on applications present a wide variety of case studies leading to a deepened understanding of land and sea surface temperature dynamics, urban heat island effects, forest fires, volcanic eruption precursors, underground coal fires, geothermal systems, soil moisture variability, and temperature-based mineral discrimination. ‘Thermal Infrared Remote Sensing: Sensors, Methods, Applications’ is unique because of the large field it spans, the potentials it reveals, and the detail it provides. This book is an indispensable volume for scientists, lecturers, and decision makers interested in thermal infrared technology, methods, and applications.

Lange Q&A Obstetrics & Gynecology, 9th Edition

Author : Vern Katz,Vicki Mendiratta,Sharon Phelan,Roger Smith

ISBN10 : 0071737251

Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional

Number of Pages : 400

Category : Medical

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Book Summary: The most thorough and up-to-date obstetrics and gynecology review available for the USMLE Step 2 CK and the Ob/Gyn clerkship exam 1300+ board-style questions deliver a thorough review of the clerkship’s core competencies LANGE Q&A Obstetrics & Gynecology, 9e features more than 1300 USMLE-style questions and answers with concise but comprehensive explanations of correct and incorrect answer choices. This trusted review simulates the USMLE Step 2 CK test-taking experience by including clinical vignette questions and updates on the latest in obstetric and gynecologic treatment, therapies, diseases and disorders. Questions are carefully selected to match the style and difficulty level of what students will see on the actual exams. The ninth edition features more than 35 images, and has been student and resident reviewed to assure the most relevant, up-to-date content possible. Build confidence and assess your knowledge with 1,300+ USMLE-style questions Get detailed explanations for why answers are correct or incorrect Review one subject at a time to pinpoint your strengths and weaknesses Gain a better understanding of key concepts with more than 35 images Bolster your preparation with a 150-question comprehensive practice exam Everything you need to excel: Clinical vignette questions simulate what you will see on the actual exam Student and resident reviewed to make sure you are studying the most relevant material possible Written by experienced Ob-Gyn faculty Questions focus on high-yield material, allowing you to maximize your study time

Gracey's Meat Hygiene

Author : David S. Collins,Robert J. Huey

ISBN10 : 111865000X

Publisher : John Wiley & Sons

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Medical

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Book Summary: Gracey’s Meat Hygiene, Eleventh Edition is thedefinitive reference for veterinarians working in meat hygienecontrol. This new edition of a classic text reflects therecent significant changes in science, legislation and practicalimplementation of meat hygiene controls in the UK, Europe andworldwide since the 10th edition was published in 1999. Anexcellent practical guide for teaching food hygiene to veterinarystudents worldwide, in addition to laying the foundations of foodanimal anatomy, pathology and disease. New chapters addressthe increased concern of both the public and inspectors to issuesof animal welfare and recognise the role of the profession, andinterest from the consumer, in environmental protection. Key features include: Fully updated new edition, in a refreshed design with colourphotographs and illustrations throughout. Includes new content on meat hygiene inspection covering thecomponents of an integrated food safety management system as wellas animal health and welfare controls in the ‘farm tofork’ system. A practical approach to health and safety in meat processing isoutlined by identifying the hazards and then describing how thesecan best be controlled. With contributions from veterinary and industry experts, thisedition is both a valuable teaching aid and a practical referencefor veterinarians and all food business operators and theirstaff.