• Author: Ganpat, Wayne and Wendy-Ann Issac, eds.
    Publication Place: Hershey, PA
    Publication Date: 2017
    Publisher: IGI Global
    Date: 22 - Jan - 2021
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    This book provides an insight on the issues affecting global environmental sustainability and climate change. The book presents case studies in struggling economies such as India, Caribbean, South Asia, Bangladesh, Turkey, to examine the adaptation strategies used in these vulnerable countries. Aside from examination of regional and local climate change in these countries, the book also provides overview of perspectives from a world context. Topics covered include agriculture, carbon footprint, disaster risk management, eco-municipalities, sustainable land use, water quality, and watershed…

  • Author: Khan, Jamil Y., Mehmet R. Yuce (Edit)
    Publication Place: Singapore
    Publication Date: 2019
    Publisher: Jenny Stanford Publishing
    Date: 18 - Jan - 2021
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    Internet of Things (IoT), also known as the Internet of Everything(IoE), is bringing in massive evolutionary changes in information and communication technology(ICT) by integrating wireless communications, sensors, and data collection and processing techniques. IoT technologies are expected to improve the quality of life, create new business opportunities, and improve the productivity of factories, buildings, public infrastructure and services. The objective of this book is to provide existing and emerging solutions to design and develop IoT platforms, enable new…

  • Author: Satz, Helmut
    Publication Place: Oxford
    Publication Date: 2017
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Date: 27 - Nov - 2020
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    What is the origin of the universe?

    What was there before the universe appeared?

    We are currently witnessing a second Copernican revolution: neither our Earth and Sun, nor our galaxy, nor even our universe is the end of all things. Beyond our world, in an endless multiverse, are innumerable other universes, coming and going, like ours or different. Fourteen billion years ago, one of the many bubbles constantly appearing and vanishing in the multiverse exploded to form our universe. The energy li…

  • Author: Fuller, Douglas B.
    Publication Place: Oxford, UK
    Publication Date: 2016
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Date: 27 - Nov - 2020
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    This book argues that China has undertaken a path of technological development different from previous late developers- rather than state policy and market insititution-building which are poorly developed in China, China has instead allowed the space for a certain type of foreign firm to drive technological development in China. Part One presents the overall framework and causal mechanisms by which ethnic Chinese hybrid firms linked to foreign institutions drive technological development in China’s high-technology industry. Part Two addresses aspects of Chinese state policy to induce techno…

  • Author: Donovan, Therese M., and Mickey Ruth M
    Publication Place: Oxford
    Publication Date: 2019
    Publisher: Oxford University Press
    Date: 30 - Oct - 2020
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    Bayesian statistics is a method of statistical inference in which Bayes' theorem is used to update the probability for a hypothesis as more evidence or information becomes available. It is an approach that is ideally suited to making initial assessments based on incomplete or imperfect information; as that information is gathered and disseminated, the Bayesian approach corrects or replaces the assumptions and alters its decision-making accordingly to generate a new set of probabilities. As new data/evidence becomes available the probability for a particular hy…

  • Author: Wang, Jianlang
    Publication Place: Honolulu, HI
    Publication Date: 2016
    Publisher: Silkroad Press
    Date: 30 - Oct - 2020
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    From the first Opium War (1839-1842) and until the birth of New China in 1949, China was forced to sign multiple unequal treaties by foreign imperialist and invading powers. In these treaties, China conceded many of its sovereign rights in terms of territory and commerce. Ever since the time of the first unequal treaty (the Treaty of Nanjing), the people of China have struggled to invalidate these unequal treaties. This book examines how those unequal treaties from foreign powers have shaped China's policies even up until the modern day. Volume 1 covers the period from the early years of th…