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17301

Clean Coal Engineering Technology

 

Butterworth-Heinemann, 2010.

ISBNs 9781856177108

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés): Concern over the effects of airborne pollution, green house gases, and the impact of global warming has become a worldwide issue that transcends international boundaries, politics, and social responsibility. The 2nd Edition of Coal Energy Systems: Clean Coal Technology describes a new generation of energy processes that sharply reduce air emissions and other pollutants from coal-burning power plants.

Coal is the dirtiest of all fossil fuels. When burned, it produces emissions that contribute to global warming, create acid rain, and pollute water. With all of the interest and research surrounding nuclear energy, hydropower, and biofuels, many think that coal is finally on its way out. However, coal generates half of the electricity in the United States and throughout the world today. It will likely continue to do so as long as it's cheap and plentiful [Source: Energy Information Administration]. Coal provides stability in price and availability, will continue to be a major source of electricity generation, will be the major source of hydrogen for the coming hydrogen economy, and has the potential to become an important source of liquid fuels. Conservation and renewable/sustainable energy are important in the overall energy picture, but will play a lesser role in helping us satisfy our energy demands today. Dramatically updated to meet the needs of an ever changing energy market, Coal Energy Systems, 2nd Edition is a single source covering policy and the engineering involved in implementing that policy. The book addresses many coal-related subjects of interest ranging from the chemistry of coal and the future engineering anatomy of a coal fired plant to the cutting edge clean coal technologies being researched and utilized today. A 50% update over the first edition, this new book contains new chapters on processes such as CO2 capture and sequestration, Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) systems, Pulverized-Coal Power Plants and Carbon Emission Trading.
Existing materials on worldwide coal distribution and quantities, technical and policy issues regarding the use of coal, technologies used and under development for utilizing coal to produce heat, electricity, and chemicals with low environmental impact, vision for utilizing coal well into the 21st century, and the security coal presents.

Clean Liquids and Gaseous Fuels from Coal for Electric Power
Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) systems
Pulverized-Coal Power Plants
Advanced Coal-Based Power Plants
Fluidized-Bed Combustion Technology
CO2 capture and sequestration


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17304

Cleanup of Chemical and Explosive Munitions

Locating, Identifying Contaminants, and Planning for Environmental Remediation of Land and Sea Military Ranges and Ordnance Dumpsites

 

William Andrew Publishing, 2008.

ISBNs 9780815515401

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés): Unexploded military ordnance and toxic chemicals, some dating back to World War I, are a worldwide concern, especially at closed military bases that will be redeveloped for housing or civilian use. In Europe and Asia, many munitions sites are former battlegrounds; in Russia and its former territories, sites are used for storage and waste disposal. Experts estimate that the United States alone could spend between $50 and 250 billion dollars to cleanup these sites, many of which are in high-population density, residential areas. You might live near one such site right now.

This book gives detailed instructions for cleaning up military ordnance sites, and lists of explosives, chemical warfare materials and breakdown products that the soil and groundwater must be tested for. Also included are archival studies; remote sensing techniques; geophysical techniques; safety issues; a chemical weapons, explosives and ordnance primer; known and unknown range lists; and a case study of documents written for cleaning up one of the worst examples yet: Spring Valley in the District of Columbia. It disproves myths, common misconceptions and lies, and explains what, how, and where to look for munitions and their residual contamination.

* Author is an award winning and world-renowned expert in weapons of mass destruction.
* Meets the needs of explosive and ordnance demolition personnel, as well as environmental scientists, insurance agents, and building contractors.
* Includes the primary documents written (by the author) for the cleanup of one of the worst sites in the United States (Spring Valley, District of Columbia).
* Subject of the book is of worldwide concern with former battlegrounds in Europe and Asia, as well as storage and waste disposal sites in Russia and former Soviet territories.
* The only text available with clear and complete instructions on proper cleanup of military ordnance sites including a detailed list of explosives, chemical warfare material and breakdown products.


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17306

Climate Change

Observed Impacts on Planet Earth

 

Elsevier, 2009.

ISBNs 9780444533012

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés): The climate of the Earth is always changing.  As the debate over the implications of changes in the Earth's climate has grown, the term climate change has come to refer primarily to changes we've seen over recent years and those which are predicted to be coming, mainly as a result of human behavior. This book serves as a broad, accessible guide to the science behind this often political and heated debate by providing scientific detail and evidence in language that is clear to both the non-specialist and the serious student.

* provides all the scientific evidence for and possible causes of climate change in one book
* written by expert scientists working in the field
* logical, non-emotional conclusions
* a source book for the latest findings on climate change


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17307

Climate Change

Observed Impacts on Planet Earth

 

2nd ed. Elsevier, 2015.

ISBNs 9780444635242

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés):

Earth's climate is always changing. As the debate over the Earth's climate has grown, the term "climate change" has come to refer primarily to changes we've seen over recent years and those that are predicted to be coming, mainly as a result of human behavior. Climate Change: Observed Impacts on Planet Earth, Second Edition, serves as a broad, accessible guide to the science behind this often political and heated debate by providing scientific detail and evidence in language that is clear to both the climatologist and the non-specialist.

The book contains 35 chapters on all scientific aspects of climate change, written by the world's authority of each particular subject. It collects the latest information on all of these topics in one volume. In this way, readers can make connections between the various topics covered in the book, leading to new ways of solving problems and looking at related issues. The book also contains major references and details for further research and understanding on all issues related to climate change, giving a clear indication of a looming crisis in global warming and climate change.

  • Provides an up-to-date account of the current understanding of climate change and global warming
  • Includes 23 updated chapters and 12 new chapters
  • Includes coverage on modeling climate change, geological history of climate change, and on engineering aspects of climate change
  • Written by the world’s leading experts on the issues related to climate change


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17308

Clinical Anatomy of the Cranial Nerves

 

Academic Press, 2014.

ISBNs 9780128008980

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés): Clinical Anatomy of the Cranial Nerves combines anatomical knowledge, pathology, clinical examination, and explanation of clinical findings, drawing together material typically scattered throughout anatomical textbooks. All of the pertinent anatomical topics are conveniently organized to instruct on anatomy, but also on how to examine the functioning of this anatomy in the patient. Providing a clear and succinct presentation of the underlying anatomy, with directly related applications of the anatomy to clinical examination, the book also provides unique images of anatomical structures of plastinated cadaveric dissections. These images are the only ones that exist in this form, and have been professionally produced in the Laboratory of Human Anatomy, University of Glasgow under the auspices of the author.  These specimens offer a novel way of visualizing the cranial nerves and related important anatomical structures.

  • Anatomy of cranial nerves described in text format with accompanying high-resolution images of professional, high-quality prosected cadaveric material, demonstrating exactly what the structures (and related ones) look like
  • Succinct yet comprehensive format with quick and easy access to facts in clearly laid out key regions, common throughout the different cranial nerves
  • Includes clinical examination and related pathologies, featuring diagnostic summaries of potential clinical presentations and clinically relevant questions on the anatomy of these nerves


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17310

Clinical and Organizational Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis

 

Academic Press, 2015.

ISBNs 9780124202498

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés):

Applied behavior analysts use applied research to create and implement effective evidence-based procedures in schools, homes, and the community, which have proved effective in addressing behaviors associated with autism and other developmental disorders.  The principles underlying this therapeutic approach have been increasingly effective when applied to other populations, settings, and behaviors.  Clinical and Organizational Applications of Applied Behavior Analysis explores data-based decision-making in depth to inform treatment selection for behavior change across various populations and contexts.  Each chapter addresses considerations related to data collection, single-case research design methodology, objective decision-making, and visual inspection of data.  The authors reference a range of published research methods in the area of applied behavior analysis (ABA) as it has been applied to specific topics, as well as utilizing their own clinical work by providing numerous case examples.

  • Reviews current evidence-based practices to provide a comprehensive guide to the application of ABA principles across a range of clinical contexts and applications
  • Divides clinical applications into three sections for ease-of-use: child, adult, and broad-based health
  • Explores the breadth of ABA-based treatment beyond autism and developmental disorders
  • Draws upon a range of subject-matter experts who have clinical and research experience across multiple uses of ABA


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17315

Clinical Challenges in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring

Special Populations, Physiological Conditions and Pharmacogenomics

 

Elsevier, 2016.

ISBNs 9780128020258

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés):

Clinical Challenges in Therapeutic Drug Monitoring: Special Populations, Physiological Conditions and Pharmacogenomics focuses on critical issues in therapeutic drug monitoring including special requirements of therapeutic drug monitoring important to special populations (infants and children, pregnant women, elderly patients, and obese patients). The book also covers issues of free drug monitoring and common interferences in using immunoassays for therapeutic drug monitoring.

This book is essential reading for any clinician, fellow, or trainee who wants to gain greater insight into the process of therapeutic drug monitoring for individual dosage adjustment and avoiding drug toxicity for certain drugs within a narrow therapeutic window. The book is written specifically for busy clinicians, fellows, and trainees who order therapeutic drug monitoring and need to get more familiar with testing methodologies, issues of interferences, and interpretation of results in certain patient populations.

  • Offers busy clinicians, pathologists, and trainees a concise resource on the key aspects and critical issues in therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Focuses on patient populations such as infants and children, pregnant women, elderly patients, and obese patients, who have special requirements in therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Explores special topics in therapeutic drug monitoring including free drug monitoring and common immunoassay interference
  • Explains how individual dosage adjustments can prevent drug toxicity for certain drugs within a narrow therapeutic window


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17317

Clinical Decision Support

The Road to Broad Adoption

 

2nd ed. Academic Press, 2014.

ISBNs 9780123984760

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés):

With at least 40% new or updated content since the last edition, Clinical Decision Support, 2nd Edition explores the crucial new motivating factors poised to accelerate Clinical Decision Support (CDS) adoption. This book is mostly focused on the US perspective because of initiatives driving EHR adoption, the articulation of 'meaningful use', and new policy attention in process including the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). A few chapters focus on the broader international perspective. Clinical Decision Support, 2nd Edition explores the technology, sources of knowledge, evolution of successful forms of CDS, and organizational and policy perspectives surrounding CDS.

Exploring a roadmap for CDS, with all its efficacy benefits including reduced errors, improved quality, and cost savings, as well as the still substantial roadblocks needed to be overcome by policy-makers, clinicians, and clinical informatics experts, the field is poised anew on the brink of broad adoption. Clinical Decision Support, 2nd Edition provides an updated and pragmatic view of the methodological processes and implementation considerations. This book also considers advanced technologies and architectures, standards, and cooperative activities needed on a societal basis for truly large-scale adoption.

  • At least 40% updated, and seven new chapters since the previous edition, with the new and revised content focused on new opportunities and challenges for clinical decision support at point of care, given changes in science, technology, regulatory policy, and healthcare finance
  • Informs healthcare leaders and planners, health IT system developers, healthcare IT organization leaders and staff, clinical informatics professionals and researchers, and clinicians with an interest in the role of technology in shaping healthcare of the future


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17323

Clinical Genomics

 

Academic Press, 2015.

ISBNs 9780124047488

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés):

Clinical Genomics provides an overview of the various next-generation sequencing (NGS) technologies that are currently used in clinical diagnostic laboratories. It presents key bioinformatic challenges and the solutions that must be addressed by clinical genomicists and genomic pathologists, such as specific pipelines for identification of the full range of variants that are clinically important.

This book is also focused on the challenges of diagnostic interpretation of NGS results in a clinical setting. Its final sections are devoted to the emerging regulatory issues that will govern clinical use of NGS, and reimbursement paradigms that will affect the way in which laboratory professionals get paid for the testing.

  • Simplifies complexities of NGS technologies for rapid education of clinical genomicists and genomic pathologists towards genomic medicine paradigm
  • Tried and tested practice-based analysis for precision diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Specific pipelines and meta-analysis for full range of clinically important variants


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17325

Clinical Immunology

 

4th ed. Content Repository Only!, 2013.

ISBNs 9780723436911

Colección: ScienceDirect

Resumen (en inglés):

Offer your patients the best possible care with clear, reliable guidance from one of the most respected and trusted resources in immunology. Authoritative answers from internationally renowned leaders in the field equip you with peerless advice and global best practices to enhance your diagnosis and management of a full range of immunologic problems.

"This is a 'must have' book for any serious student of clinical immunology...I heartily recommend this book." Reviewed by: Dr Andy Gennery on behalf of the British Journal of Immunology, December 2013


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