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Complement Activation in Malaria Immunity and Pathogenesis

Complement Activation in Malaria ...

Plasmodium falciparum malaria is responsible for the deaths of nearly 500, 000 people each year. Much attention has been paid to antibody and cellular mechanisms of immunity against this pathogen. By contrast, the role that the complement system plays in immunity and pathogenesis in this infection is not very well recognized or understood. Based on the work of a number ...

179,00 CHF

Navigating the Changing Landscape of Formal and Informal Science Learning Opportunities

Navigating the Changing Landscape ...

This book presents research involving learning opportunities that are afforded to learners of science when the focus is on linking the formal and informal science education sectors. It uses the metaphor of a "landscape" as it emphasises how the authors see the possible movement within a landscape that is inclusive of formal, informal and free-choice opportunities. The book explores opportunities ...

130,00 CHF

Raw Materials for Future Energy Supply

Raw Materials for Future ...

This is the first book that analyses the future raw materials supply from the demand side of a society that chiefly relies on renewable energies, which is of great significance for us all. It addresses primary and secondary resources and substitution, not only from technical but also socioeconomic and ethical points of view. The "Energiewende" (Energy Transition) will change our ...

130,00 CHF

Progressivism's Aesthetic Education

Progressivism's Aesthetic Education

During the Progressive Era in the United States, as teaching became professionalized and compulsory attendance laws were passed, the public school emerged as a cultural authority. What did accepting this authority mean for Americans' conception of self-government and their freedom of thought? And what did it mean for the role of artists and intellectuals within democratic society? Jesse Raber argues ...

72,00 CHF

Kazantzakis' Philosophical and Theological Thought

Kazantzakis' Philosophical and Theological ...

This book explores the philosophical and theological thought of Nikos Kazantzakis. Kazantzakis is a well-known and highly influential Greek writer, having authored such works as Zorba the Greek and The Last Temptation of Christ, among many others. This volume focuses on the over-arching themes of Kazantzakis' work, namely the importance of the natural world, the nature of humanity, and the ...

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Generation and Parametric Amplification of Few-Cycle Light Pulses at Relativistic Intensities

Generation and Parametric Amplification ...

This book reports on the development of a pioneering light source architecture of the so-called Petawatt Field Synthesizer (PFS) system, which is based on short-pulse pumped, optical parametric chirped pulse amplification (OPCPA), driven by a homemade, 1-ps diode-pumped Yb:YAG. At a few-cycle pulse duration of the amplified pulses, this architecture yields record levels of peak power and temporal contrast, the ...

150,00 CHF

The GlobalArctic Handbook

The GlobalArctic Handbook

This book offers a systematic and comprehensive introduction to the Arctic in the era of globalization, or as it is referred to here, the 'GlobalArctic'. It provides an overview of the current status of the Arctic as a result of global change, while also considering the changes in the Arctic that have a global effect. It positions the Arctic within ...

192,00 CHF

EU Enlargement and Civil Society in the Western Balkans

EU Enlargement and Civil ...

This book examines civil society empowerment during the EU enlargement process. Building on extensive fieldwork, it compares mobilisation around rule of law issues in Croatia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Moving beyond the traditional focus on the top-down impact of EU support, it demonstrates NGOs' agency and analyses their shifting strategies throughout the membership negotiations. Its approach and findings will appeal to ...

100,00 CHF

Covariance and Gauge Invariance in Continuum Physics

Covariance and Gauge Invariance ...

This book presents a Lagrangian approach model to formulate various fields of continuum physics, ranging from gradient continuum elasticity to relativistic gravito-electromagnetism. It extends the classical theories based on Riemann geometry to Riemann-Cartan geometry, and then describes non-homogeneous continuum and spacetime with torsion in Einstein-Cartan relativistic gravitation. It investigates two aspects of invariance of the Lagrangian: covariance of formulation following ...

136,00 CHF

Language and the Complex of Ideology

Language and the Complex ...

This book undertakes a systematic analysis of the workings of ideology in discourse, using an interdisciplinary approach that links language, cognition and society. Through examination of two corpora - a collection of British newspaper articles and a set of political speeches - the author examines Britain's involvement in the Iraq War (2003), and critically assesses the language practices which constructed ...

130,00 CHF

Sustainable Business Models

Sustainable Business Models

This book provides a rich overview and takes a closer look at the current state of theory and practice in the field of sustainable business models. The chapters in this book examine and analyze existing and new approaches towards sustainable business models and showcase the implementation of sustainable business through both quantitative and qualitative studies, including several case studies and ...

264,00 CHF

The Heterogeneity of Cancer Metabolism

The Heterogeneity of Cancer ...

Genetic alterations in cancer, in addition to being the fundamental drivers of tumorigenesis, can give rise to a variety of metabolic adaptations that allow cancer cells to survive and proliferate in diverse tumor microenvironments. This metabolic flexibility is different from normal cellular metabolic processes and leads to heterogeneity in cancer metabolism within the same cancer type or even within the ...

179,00 CHF

Entrepreneurship in Former Yugoslavia

Entrepreneurship in Former Yugoslavia

This volume offers a comprehensive state-of-the-art portrait of entrepreneurship and small business management issues in former Yugoslavian countries. Further, it provides a wealth of theoretical and empirical evidence on the role of entrepreneurship in transition economies and emerging markets. Country-based studies identify the processes in each country that attract financial investors and yield new business and employment opportunities. In addition, ...

158,00 CHF

Across America by Motor-Cycle

Across America by Motor-Cycle

In 1919, Charles Kenilworth ("C.K.") Shepherd-a veteran of World War I and former British Royal Air Force Captain-took some "time off" after his service. He traveled to the United States to "trot 'round America" on a brand new, top-of-the-line Henderson 4-cylinder motorcycle he dubbed "Lizzie." Just eleven days after arriving in the States, Shepherd and Lizzie headed west on a ...

45,90 CHF

Immersive Learning Research Network

Immersive Learning Research Network

This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference of the Immersive Learning Network, iLRN 2019, held in London, UK, in June 2019.The 18 revised full papers and presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 60 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), disciplinary applications: special education, ...

97,00 CHF

HCI in Games

HCI in Games

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on HCI in Games, HCI-Games 2019, held in July 2019 as part of HCI International 2019 in Orlando, FL, USA. HCII 2019 received a total of 5029 submissions, of which 1275 papers and 209 posters were accepted for publication after a careful reviewing process. The 34 papers presented in ...

107,00 CHF

Moving at the Speed of Prayer

Moving at the Speed ...

Moving at the Speed of Prayer is a diverse look at this glorious discipline of prayer. As noted in the book, for Christians, our lives are subject to the rate at which we pray. Prayer is explored in this book. Besides myself, there are other influencers who contributed their take on prayer, they believe prayer is an essential practice for ...

47,50 CHF

Optimization of Complex Systems: Theory, Models, Algorithms and Applications

Optimization of Complex Systems: ...

This book contains 112 papers selected from about 250 submissions to the 6th World Congress on Global Optimization (WCGO 2019) which takes place on July 8-10, 2019 at University of Lorraine, Metz, France. The book covers both theoretical and algorithmic aspects of Nonconvex Optimization, as well as its applications to modeling and solving decision problems in various domains. It is ...

264,00 CHF

Green Energy and Networking

Green Energy and Networking

This book constitutes the refereed post-conference proceedings of the 6th EAI International Conference on Green Energy and Networking, GreeNets 2019, held in Dalian, China, May 5, 2019. The 30 full papers were selected form 44 submissions and cover a wide spectrum of ideas to reduce the impact of the climate change, while maintaining social prosperity. In this context, growing global ...

72,00 CHF

Racial and Religious Hate Crime

Racial and Religious Hate ...

This book focuses on two key aspects of hate crime in the UK since 1945: those motivated by racial and religious prejudices. It examines factors that have underpinned the emergence and occurrence of racial and religious hate crime and the approaches and policies that have been pursued by the state, especially the criminal justice system, to combat this problem. Crucially, ...

130,00 CHF