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  • Security and privacy in cyber-physical systems : foundations, principles, and applications / edited by Houbing Song, Glenn A. Fink, Sabina Jeschke
    TK 5105.59 S43923 2018eb

    Written by a team of experts at the forefront of the cyber-physical systems (CPS) revolution, this book provides an in-depth look at security and privacy, two of the most critical challenges facing both the CPS research and development community and ICT professionals. It explores, in depth, the key technical, social, and legal issues at stake, and it provides readers with the information they need to advance research and development in this exciting area.

    Cyber-physical systems (CPS) are engineered systems that are built from, and depend upon the seamless integration of computational algorithms and physical components. Advances in CPS will enable capability, adaptability, scalability, resiliency, safety, security, and usability far in excess of what today's simple embedded systems can provide. Just as the Internet revolutionized the way we interact with information, CPS technology has already begun to transform the way people interact with engineered systems. In the years ahead, smart CPS will drive innovation and competition across industry sectors, from agriculture, energy, and transportation, to architecture, healthcare, and manufacturing. A priceless source of practical information and inspiration, Security and Privacy in Cyber-Physical Systems: Foundations, Principles and Applications is certain to have a profound impact on ongoing R&D and education at the confluence of security, privacy, and CPS.


  • Transactions on computational science XXX : special issue on cyberworlds and cybersecurity / Marina L. Gavrilova, C.J. Kenneth Tan, Alexei Sourin (eds.)
    TK5105.875.I57

  • Service-oriented computing -- ICSOC 2016 workshops : ASOCA, ISyCC, BSCI, and Satellite Events, Banff, AB, Canada, October 10-13, 2016, Revised selected papers / Khalil Drira, Hongbing Wang, Qi Yu, Yan Wang, Yuhong Yan, François Charoy, Jan Mendling, Mohamed Mohamed, Zhongjie Wang, Sami Bhiri (eds.)
    TK5105.5828

  • Computer vision, graphics, and image processing : ICVGIP 2016 Satellite Workshops, WCVA, DAR, and MedImage, Guwahati, India, December 19, 2016 Revised selected papers / Snehasis Mukherjee, Suvadip Mukherjee, Dipti Prasad Mukherjee, Jayanthi Sivaswamy, Suyash Awate, Srirangaraj Setlur, Anoop M. Namboodiri, Santanu Chaudhury (eds.)
    TA1634

  • Windows networking troubleshooting / Mike Halsey, Joli Ballew
    TK5105.8.C57

  • Beginning Django : web application development and deployment with Python / Daniel Rubio
    TK5105.8885.D54

  • Handbook of convex optimization methods in imaging science / Vishal Monga, editor
    TA1637

  • Modeling Decisions for Artificial Intelligence 14th International Conference, MDAI 2017, Kitakyushu, Japan, October 18-20, 2017, Proceedings / edited by Vicenç Torra, Yasuo Narukawa, Aoi Honda, Sozo Inoue
    TJ210.2

  • Simulation and Synthesis in Medical Imaging Second International Workshop, SASHIMI 2017, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2017, Québec City, QC, Canada, September 10, 2017, Proceedings / edited by Sotirios A. Tsaftaris, Ali Gooya, Alejandro F. Frangi, Jerry L. Prince
    TA1634

  • Enterprise and Organizational Modeling and Simulation 13th International Workshop, EOMAS 2017, Held at CAiSE 2017, Essen, Germany, June 12-13, 2017, Selected Papers / edited by Robert Pergl, Russell Lock, Eduard Babkin, Martin Molhanec
    TA345

  • On the move to meaningful internet systems : OTM 2017 Conferences : Confederated International Conferences: CoopIS, C&TC, and ODBASE 2017, Rhodes, Greece, October 23-27, 2017, Proceedings. Hervé Panetto, Christophe Debruyne, Walid Gaaloul, Mike Papazoglou, Adrian Paschke, Claudio Agostino Ardagna, Robert Meersman (eds.)
    TK5105.875.I57

  • Intelligent, secure, and dependable systems in distributed and cloud environments : first International Conference, ISDDC 2017, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 26-28, 2017, proceedings / Issa Traore, Isaac Woungang, Ahmed Awad (eds.)
    TK5105.59

  • Light emitting diodes for agriculture : smart lighting / S. Dutta Gupta, editor
    TK7871.89.L53

  • Internet video data streaming energy-saving and cost-aware methods / Ye Tian, Min Zhao, Xinming Zhang
    TK5105.55

  • Secure and trustworthy transportation cyber-physical systems Yunchuan Sun, Houbing Song, editors
    TJ213

  • Embedded systems architecture for agile development : a layers-based model / Mohsen Mirtalebi
    TK7895.E42

  • Formaldehyde and cognition / Rongqiao He
    TP248.F6

  • Computer graphics for Java programmers / Leen Ammeraal, Kang Zhang
    T385

  • SCION : a secure internet architecture / Adrian Perrig, Pawel Szalachowski, Raphael M. Reischuk, Laurent Chuat
    TK5105.5

  • Image analysis and processing -- ICIAP 2017 : 19th International Conference, Catania, Italy, September 11-15, 2017, Proceedings. Sebastiano Battiato, Giovanni Gallo, Raimondo Schettini, Filippo Stanco (eds.)
    TA1637

  • Image analysis and processing -- ICIAP 2017 : 19th International Conference, Catania, Italy, September 11-15, 2017, Proceedings. Sebastiano Battiato, Giovanni Gallo, Raimondo Schettini, Filippo Stanco (eds.)
    TA1637

  • Computer vision systems : 11th International Conference, ICVS 2017, Shenzhen, China, July 10-13, 2017, Revised selected papers / edited by Ming Liu, Haoyao Chen, Markus Vincze
    TA1634

  • The semantic web -- ISWC 2017 : 16th International Semantic Web Conference, Vienna, Austria, October 21-25, 2017, Proceedings. Claudia d'Amato, Miriam Fernandez, Valentina Tamma, Freddy Lecue, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Juan Sequeda, Christoph Lange, Jeff Heflin (eds.)
    TK5105.88815

  • The semantic web -- ISWC 2017 : 16th International Semantic Web Conference, Vienna, Austria, October 21-25, 2017, Proceedings. Claudia d'Amato, Miriam Fernandez, Valentina Tamma, Freddy Lecue, Philippe Cudré-Mauroux, Juan Sequeda, Christoph Lange, Jeff Heflin (eds.)
    TK5105.88815

  • Visual content indexing and retrieval with psycho-visual models Jenny Benois-Pineau, Patrick Le Callet, editors
    TK7882.P3

  • Digital image processing : a signal processing and algorithmic approach / D. Sundararajan
    TA1637

  • Information, communication and computing technology : second International Conference, ICICCT 2017, New Delhi, India, May 13, 2017, Revised selected papers / edited by Saroj Kaushik, Daya Gupta, Latika Kharb, Deepak Chahal
    TK5105.5

  • The analysis of nuclear materials and their environments / Claude André Degueldre
    TK9185

  • Thermoacoustics : a unifying perspective for some engines and refrigerators / Gregory W. Swift
    TJ260

  • Sustainable heavy metal remediation. Eldon R. Rene, Erkan Sahinkaya, Alison Lewis, Piet N.L. Lens, editors
    TD758.5.H43

  • The cool stuff in Premiere Pro learn advanced editing techniques to dramatically speed up your workflow / Jarle Leirpoll, Dylan Osborn, Paul Murphy, Andy Edwards
    TK6680.5

  • Spin physics in semiconductors / Mikhail I. Dyakonov, editor
    TK7871.85

  • Raman fiber lasers / edited by Yan Feng
    TA1677

  • Energetic materials from cradle to grave / Manoj K. Shukla and [four others], editors
    TP271

  • Replenish : the virtuous cycle of water and prosperity / Sandra Postel
    TD404
    We have disrupted the natural water cycle for centuries in an effort to control water for our own prosperity. Yet every year, recovery from droughts and floods costs billions of dollars, and we spend billions more on dams, diversions, levees, and other feats of engineering.These massive projects not only are risky financially and environmentally, they often threaten social and political stability. What if the answer was not further control of the water cycle, but repair and replenishment?

    Sandra Postel takes readers around the world to explore water projects that work with, rather than against, nature'srhythms. In New Mexico, forest rehabilitation is safeguarding drinking water; along the Mississippi River, farmers are planting cover crops toreduce polluted runoff; and in China, "sponge cities" are capturing rainwater to curb urban flooding.

    Efforts like these will be essential as climate change disrupts both weather patterns and the models on which we base our infrastructure. We will be forced to adapt. The question is whether we will continue to fight the water cycle or recognize our place in it and take advantage of the inherservices nature offers. Water, Postel writes, is a gift,the source of life itself. How will we use this greatest of gifts?

  • Web information systems engineering -- WISE 2017 : 18th International Conference, Puschino, Russia, October 7-11, 2017, Proceedings. Athman Bouguettaya, Yunjun Gao, Andrey Klimenko, Lu Chen, Xiangliang Zhang, Fedor Dzerzhinskiy, Weijia Jia, Stanislav V. Klimenko, Qing Li (eds.)
    TK5105.88813

  • Applications of biotechnology for sustainable development / Kunal Mukhopadhyay, Ashish Sachan, Manish Kumar, editors
    TP248.2

  • Mobile, secure, and programmable networking : third International Conference, MSPN 2017, Paris, France, June 29-30, 2017, Revised selected papers / Samia Bouzefrane, Soumya Banerjee, Françoise Sailhan, Selma Boumerdassi, Eric Renault (eds.)
    TK5105.5

  • Web information systems engineering -- WISE 2017 : 18th International Conference, Puschino, Russia, October 7-11, 2017, Proceedings. Athman Bouguettaya, Yunjun Gao, Andrey Klimenko, Lu Chen, Xiangliang Zhang, Fedor Dzerzhinskiy, Weijia Jia, Stanislav V. Klimenko, Qing Li (eds.)
    TK5105.88813

  • Growth of high permittivity dielectrics by high pressure sputtering from metallic targets María Ángela Pampillón Arce
    TK7871.99.M44

  • Millimeter-wave power amplifiers Jaco du Preez, Saurabh Sinha
    TK7871.58.P6

  • Theoretical modeling of epitaxial graphene growth on the Ir 111 surface Holly Alexandra Tetlow
    TA455.G65

  • Computational signal processing with wavelets Anthony Teolis
    TK5102.9

  • Smooth Bézier surfaces over unstructured quadrilateral meshes Michel Bercovier, Tanya Matskewich
    TA347.F5

  • Network performance and fault analytics for LTE wireless service providers Deepak Kakadia, Jin Yang, Alexander Gilgur
    TK5103.48325

  • Advanced Ceramic and Metallic Coating and Thin Film Materials for Energy and Environmental Applications edited by Jing Zhang, Yeon-Gil Jung
    TA418.9.T45

  • Urban Street Stormwater Guide
    TD 657 N37 2017eb
    The Urban Street Stormwater Guide begins from the principle that street design can support--or degrade--the urban area's overall environmental health. By incorporating Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) into the right-of-way, cities can manage stormwater and reap the public health, environmental, and aesthetic benefits of street trees, planters, and greenery in the public realm.

    Building on the successful NACTO urban street guides, the Urban Street Stormwater Guide provides the best practices for the design of GSI along transportation corridors.The state-of-the-art solutions in this guide will assist urban planners and designers, transportation engineers, city officials, ecologists, public works officials, and others interested in the role of the built urban landscape in protecting the climate, water quality, and natural environment.

  • Energy sprawl solutions : balancing global development and conservation / edited by Joseph M. Kiesecker and David E. Naugle ; foreword by Peter Kareiva
    TD 195 E49 E54 2017eb
    Over the next several decades, as human populations grow, the demand for energy will soar. But renewable energy sources have a large energy sprawl--the amount of land needed to produce energy--which can threaten biodiversity. In Energy Sprawl Solutions , scientists Joseph M. Kiesecker and David Naugle provide a roadmap for preserving biodiversity despite the threats of energy sprawl. Their strategy--developmby design--identifies and sets aside land where biodiversity can thrive while consolidating developmin areas with lower biodiversity value.

    This contributed volume features case studies from countries around the world, each describing a differenergy sector and the way they have successfully maximized biodiversity protection. This book provides a needed guide for elected officials, industry representatives, NGOs and community groups who have a stake in sustainable energy-developmplanning.

  • The internet in China from infrastructure to a Nascent civil society / Gianluigi Negro
    TK5105.875.I57

  • Technology and the environment in state-socialist Hungary an economic history / Viktor Pál
    T26.H9

  • Hydraulic city : water and the infrastructures of citizenship in Mumbai / Nikhil Anand
    TD 304 M86 A53 2017eb
    In Hydraulic City Nikhil Anand explores the politics of Mumbai's water infrastructure to demonstrate how citizenship emerges through the continuous efforts to control, maintain, and manage the city's water. Through extensive ethnographic fieldwork in Mumbai's settlements, Anand found that Mumbai's water flows, not through a static collection of pipes and valves, but through a dynamic infrastructure built on the relations between residents, plumbers, politicians, engineers, and the 3,000 miles of pipe that bind them. In addition to distributing water, the public water network often reinforces social identities and the exclusion of marginalized groups, as only those actively recognized by city agencies receive legitimate water services. This form of recognition--what Anand calls "hydraulic citizenship"--is incremental, intermittent, and reversible. It provides residents an important access point through which they can make demands on the state for other public services such as sanitation and education. Tying the ways Mumbai's poorer residents are seen by the state to their historic, political, and material relations with water pipes, the book highlights the critical role infrastructures play in consolidating civic and social belonging in the city.

  • Men, machines, and modern times / Elting E. Morison
    T 14 M59 2017

  • Designing publics / Christopher A. Le Dantec
    TA167

    Contemporary computing technologies have thoroughly embedded themselves in every aspect of modern life -- conducting commerce, maintaining and extending our networks of friends, and mobilizing political movements all occur through a growing collection of devices and services designed to keep and hold our attention. Yet what happens when our attention needs to be more local, collective, and focused on our immediate communities? Perhaps more important, how can we imagine and create new technologies with local communities? In Designing Publics , Christopher Le Dantec explores these questions by designing technologies with the urban homeless. Drawing on a case study of the design of a computational infrastructure in a shelter for homeless women and their children, Le Dantec theorizes an alternate vision of design in community contexts.

    Focusing on collective action through design, Le Dantec investigates the way design can draw people together on social issues and create and sustain a public. By "designing publics" he refers both to the way publics arise out of design intervention and to the generative action publics take -- how they "do design" as they mobilize and act in the world. This double lens offers a new view of how design and a diverse set of design practices circulate in sites of collective action rather than commercial production.


  • Robots / John Jordan
    TJ 211.15 J67 2016eb

    Robots are entering the mainstream. Technologies have advanced to the point of mass commercialization -- Roomba, for example -- and adoption by governments -- most notably, their use of drones. Meanwhile, these devices are being received by a public whose main sources of information about robots are the fantasies of popular culture. We know a lot about C-3PO and Robocop but not much about Atlas, Motoman, Kiva, or Beam -- real-life robots that are reinventing warfare, the industrial workplace, and collaboration. In this book, technology analyst John Jordan offers an accessible and engaging introduction to robots and robotics, covering state-of-the-art applications, economic implications, and cultural context.

    Jordan chronicles the prehistory of robots and the treatment of robots in science fiction, movies, and television -- from the outsized influence of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein to Isaac Asimov's I, Robot (in which Asimov coined the term "robotics"). He offers a guided tour of robotics today, describing the components of robots, the complicating factors that make robotics so challenging, and such applications as driverless cars, unmanned warfare, and robots on the assembly line.

    Roboticists draw on such technical fields as power management, materials science, and artificial intelligence. Jordan points out, however, that robotics design decisions also embody such nontechnical elements as value judgments, professional aspirations, and ethical assumptions, and raise questions that involve law, belief, economics, education, public safety, and human identity. Robots will be neither our slaves nor our overlords; instead, they are rapidly becoming our close companions, working in partnership with us -- whether in a factory, on a highway, or as a prosthetic device. Given these profound changes to human work and life, Jordan argues that robotics is too important to be left solely to roboticists.


  • Streaming, sharing, stealing big data and the future of entertainment / Michael D. Smith and Rahul Telang
    TK105.386

    "[The authors explain] gently yet firmly exactly how the internet threatens established ways and what can and cannot be done about it. Their book should be required for anyone who wishes to believe that nothing much has changed." -- The Wall Street Journal

    "Packed with examples, from the nimble-footed who reacted quickly to adapt their businesses, to laggards who lost empires." -- Financial Times

    Traditional network television programming has always followed the same script: executives approve a pilot, order a trial number of episodes, and broadcast them, expecting viewers to watch a given show on their television sets at the same time every week. But then came Netflix's House of Cards . Netflix gauged the show's potential from data it had gathered about subscribers' preferences, ordered two seasons without seeing a pilot, and uploaded the first thirteen episodes all at once for viewers to watch whenever they wanted on the devices of their choice.

    In this book, Michael Smith and Rahul Telang, experts on entertainment analytics, show how the success of House of Cards upended the film and TV industries -- and how companies like Amazon and Apple are changing the rules in other entertainment industries, notably publishing and music. We're living through a period of unprecedented technological disruption in the entertainment industries. Just about everything is affected: pricing, production, distribution, piracy. Smith and Telang discuss niche products and the long tail, product differentiation, price discrimination, and incentives for users not to steal content. To survive and succeed, businesses have to adapt rapidly and creatively. Smith and Telang explain how.

    How can companies discover who their customers are, what they want, and how much they are willing to pay for it? Data. The entertainment industries, must learn to play a little "moneyball." The bottom line: follow the data.


  • How not to network a nation : the uneasy history of the Soviet internet / Benjamin Peters
    TK 5102.3 S68P48 2016eb

  • Shifting practices : reflections on technology, practice, and innovation / Giovan Francesco Lanzara
    T 14.5 L35 2016eb

  • The age of electroacoustics : transforming science and sound / Roland Wittje
    TK 5981 W574 2016eb

    The transformation of acoustics into electro-acoustics, a field at the intersection of science and technology, guided by electrical engineering, industry, and the military.

    At the end of the nineteenth century, acoustics was a science of musical sounds; the musically trained ear was the ultimate reference. Just a few decades into the twentieth century, acoustics had undergone a transformation from a scientific field based on the understanding of classical music to one guided by electrical engineering, with industrial and military applications. In this book, Roland Wittje traces this transition, from the late nineteenth-century work of Hermann Helmholtz to the militarized research of World War I and media technology in the 1930s.

    Wittje shows that physics in the early twentieth century was not only about relativity and atomic structure but encompassed a range of experimental, applied, and industrial research fields. The emergence of technical acoustics and electroacoustics illustrates a scientific field at the intersection of science and technology. Wittje starts with Helmholtz's and Rayleigh's work and its intersection with telegraphy and early wireless, and continues with the industrialization of acoustics during World War I, when sound measurement was automated and electrical engineering and radio took over the concept of noise. Researchers no longer appealed to the musically trained ear to understand sound but to the thinking and practices of electrical engineering. Finally, Wittje covers the demilitarization of acoustics during the Weimar Republic and its remilitarization at the beginning of the Third Reich. He shows how technical acoustics fit well with the Nazi dismissal of pure science, representing everything that "German Physics" under National Socialism should be: experimental, applied, and relevant to the military.


  • Plato and the nerd : the creative partnership of humans and technology / Edward Ashford Lee
    T 14 L4254 2017eb

    In this book, Edward Ashford Lee makes a bold claim: that the creators of digital technology have an unsurpassed medium for creativity. Technology has advanced to the point where progress seems limited not by physical constraints but the human imagination. Writing for both literate technologists and numerate humanists, Lee makes a case for engineering -- creating technology -- as a deeply intellectual and fundamentally creative process. Explaining why digital technology has been so transformative and so liberating, Lee argues that the real power of technology stems from its partnership with humans.

    Lee explores the ways that engineers use models and abstraction to build inventive artificial worlds and to give us things that we never dreamed of -- for example, the ability to carry in our pockets everything humans have ever published. But he also attempts to counter the runaway enthusiasm of some technology boosters who claim everything in the physical world is a computation -- that even such complex phenomena as human cognition are software operating on digital data. Lee argues that the evidence for this is weak, and the likelihood that nature has limited itself to processes that conform to today's notion of digital computation is remote.

    Lee goes on to argue that artificial intelligence's goal of reproducing human cognitive functions in computers vastly underestimates the potential of computers. In his view, technology is coevolving with humans. It augments our cognitive and physical capabilities while we nurture, develop, and propagate the technology itself. Complementarity is more likely than competition.


  • Models of innovation : the history of an idea / Benoît Godin
    T 173.8 G596 2017eb

    Models abound in science, technology, and society (STS) studies and in science, technology, and innovation (STI) studies. They are continually being invented, with one author developing many versions of the same model over time. At the same time, models are regularly criticized. Such is the case with the most influential model in STS-STI: the linear model of innovation.

    In this book, Beno#65533;t Godin examines the emergence and diffusion of the three most important conceptual models of innovation from the early twentieth century to the late 1980s: stage models, linear models, and holistic models. Godin first traces the history of the models of innovation constructed during this period, considering why these particular models came into being and what use was made of them. He then rethinks and debunks the historical narratives of models developed by theorists of innovation. Godin documents a greater diversity of thinkers and schools than in the conventional account, tracing a genealogy of models beginning with anthropologists, industrialists, and practitioners in the first half of the twentieth century to their later formalization in STS-STI. Godin suggests that a model is a conceptualization, which could be narrative, or a set of conceptualizations, or a paradigmatic perspective, often in pictorial form and reduced discursively to a simplified representation of reality. Why are so many things called models? Godin claims that model has a rhetorical function. First, a model is a symbol of "scientificity." Second, a model travels easily among scholars and policy makers. Calling a conceptualization or narrative or perspective a model facilitates its propagation.


  • Democratic experiments : problematizing nanotechnology and democracy in Europe and the United States / Brice Laurent
    T 174.7 L379 2017

  • Perspectives in space surveillance / edited by Ramaswamy Sridharan and Antonio F. Pensa
    TL 4030 P454 2017eb

    In the 1950s, the United States and the Soviet Union raced to develop space-based intelligence gathering capability. The Soviets succeeded first, with SPUTNIK I in 1957. The United States began to monitor the growing Soviet space presence by developing technology for the detection and tracking of man-made resident space objects (RSOs) in near-Earth orbit. In 1972, the Soviet Union launched a satellite into deep space orbit, and the U.S. government called on MIT Lincoln Laboratory to develop deep space surveillance technology. This book describes these developments, as well as the later application of deep space surveillance technology to near-Earth surveillance, covering work at Lincoln Laboratory on space surveillance from 1970 to 2000.

    The contributors, all key participants in developing these technologies, discuss topics that include narrow beam, narrow bandwidth radar for deep surveillance; wide bandwidth radar for RSO monitoring; ground-based electro-optical deep space surveillance and its adaptation for space-based surveillance; radar as the means of real-time search and discovery techniques; methods of analyses of signature data from narrow bandwidth radars; and the collision hazard for satellites in geosynchronous orbit, stemming initially from the failure of TELSTAR 401. They also describe some unintended byproducts of this pioneering work, including the use of optical space surveillance techniques for near-Earth asteroid detection.

    Contributors Rick Abbott, Robert Bergemann, E.M. Gaposchkin, Israel Kupiec, Richard Lambour, Antonio F. Pensa, Eugene Rork, Jayant Sharma, Craig Solodyna, Ramaswamy Sridharan, J. Scott Stuart, George Zollinger


  • Energy and civilization : a history / Vaclav Smil
    TJ 163.5 S623 2017eb

    Energy is the only universal currency; it is necessary for getting anything done. The conversion of energy on Earth ranges from terra-forming forces of plate tectonics to cumulative erosive effects of raindrops. Life on Earth depends on the photosynthetic conversion of solar energy into plant biomass. Humans have come to rely on many more energy flows -- ranging from fossil fuels to photovoltaic generation of electricity -- for their civilized existence. In this monumental history, Vaclav Smil provides a comprehensive account of how energy has shaped society, from pre-agricultural foraging societies through today's fossil fuel--driven civilization. Humans are the only species that can systematically harness energies outside their bodies, using the power of their intellect and an enormous variety of artifacts -- from the simplest tools to internal combustion engines and nuclear reactors. The epochal transition to fossil fuels affected everything: agriculture, industry, transportation, weapons, communication, economics, urbanization, quality of life, politics, and the environment. Smil describes humanity's energy eras in panoramic and interdisciplinary fashion, offering readers a magisterial overview. This book is an extensively updated and expanded version of Smil's Energy in World History (1994). Smil has incorporated an enormous amount of new material, reflecting the dramatic developments in energy studies over the last two decades and his own research over that time.


  • Philosophy, technology, and the environment / edited by David M. Kaplan
    T 14 P5424 2017eb

    Environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology have taken divergent paths despite their common interest in examining human modification of the natural world. Yet philosophers from each field have a lot to contribute to the other. Environmental issues inevitably involve technologies, and technologies inevitably have environmental impacts. In this book, prominent scholars from both fields illuminate the intersections of environmental philosophy and philosophy of technology, offering the beginnings of a rich new hybrid discourse.

    All the contributors share the intuition that technology and the environment overlap in ways that are relevant in both philosophical and practical terms. They consider such issues as the limits of technological interventions in the natural world, whether a concern for the environment can be designed into things, how consumerism relates us to artifacts and environments, and how food and animal agriculture raise questions about both culture and nature. They discuss, among other topics, the pessimism and dystopianism shared by environmentalists, environmental philosophers, and philosophers of technology; the ethics of geoengineering and climate change; the biological analogy at the heart of industrial ecology; green products and sustainable design; and agriculture as a bridge between technology and the environment.

    ContributorsBraden Allenby, Raymond Anthony, Philip Brey, J. Baird Callicott, Brett Clark, Wyatt Galusky, Ryan Gunderson, Benjamin Hale, Clare Heyward,Don Idhe, Mark Sagoff, Julian Savulescu, Paul B. Thompson, Ibo van de Poel, Zhang Wei,Kyle Powys Whyte


  • Overcrowded : designing meaningful products in a world awash with ideas / Roberto Verganti
    TS 170 V47 2016eb

    The standard text on innovation advises would-be innovators to conduct creative brainstorming sessions and seek input from outsiders -- users or communities. This kind of innovating can be effective at improving products but not at capturing bigger opportunities in the marketplace. In this book Roberto Verganti offers a new approach -- one that does not set out to solve existing problems but to find breakthrough meaningful experiences. There is no brainstorming -- which produces too many ideas, unfiltered -- but a vision, subject to criticism. It does not come from outsiders but from one person's unique interpretation.

    The alternate path to innovation mapped by Verganti aims to discover not how things work but why we need things. It gives customers something more meaningful -- something they can love. Verganti describes the work of companies, including Nest Labs, Apple, Yankee Candle, and Philips Healthcare, that have created successful businesses by doing just this. Nest Labs, for example, didn't create a more advanced programmable thermostat, because people don't love to program their home appliances. Nest's thermostat learns the habits of the household and bases its temperature settings accordingly.

    Verganti discusses principles and practices, methods and implementation. The process begins with a vision and proceeds through developmental criticism, first from a sparring partner and then from a circle of radical thinkers, then from external experts and interpreters, and only then from users.

    Innovation driven by meaning is the way to create value in our current world, where ideas are abundant but novel visions are rare. If something is meaningful for both the people who create it and the people who consume it, business value follows.


  • Clarence H. White and his world : the art & craft of photography, 1895-1925 / Anne McCauley ; with contributions by Peter C. Bunnell, Verna Posever Curtis, Perrin M. Lathrop, Adrienne Lundgre, Barbara L. Michaels, Ying Sze Pek, Caitlin Ryan
    TR 647 W454 2017
    Restoring a gifted art photographer to his place in the American canon and, in the process, reshaping and expanding our understanding of early 20th-century American photography

    Clarence H. White (1871-1925) was one of the most influential art photographers and teachers of the early 20th century and a founding member of the Photo-Secession. This beautiful publication offers a new appraisal of White's contributions, including his groundbreaking aesthetic experiments, his commitment to the ideals of American socialism, and his embrace of the expanding fields of photographic book and fashion illustration, celebrity portraiture, and advertising. Based on extensive archival research, the book challenges the idea of an abrupt rupture between prewar, soft-focus idealizing photography and postwar "modernism" to paint a more nuanced picture of American culture in the Progressive era.

    Clarence H. White and His World begins with the artist's early work in Ohio, which shares with the nascent Arts and Crafts movement the advocacy of hand production, closeness to nature, and the simple life. White's involvement with the Photo-Secession and his move to New York in 1906 mark a shift in his production, as it grew to encompass commercial portraiture and an increasing commitment to teaching, which ultimately led him to establish the first institutions in America to combine instruction in both technical and aesthetic aspects of photography.The book also incorporates new formal and scientific analysis of White's work and techniques, a complete exhibition record, and many unpublished illustrations of the moody outdoor scenes and quiet images of domestic life for which he was revered.

  • Web services & SOA : principles and technology / Michael P. Papazoglou
    TK 5105.88813 P37 2012

    Web services allow new and improved ways for enterprise applications to communicate and integrate with each other over the Web and, as such, are having a profound effect on both the worlds of business and of software development.

    The new edition of this bestselling book offers a comprehensive and up to date treatment of web services and Service Oriented Architecture (SOA), giving you all you need to know to gain a solid foundation in this area. Building upon the clear, accessible approach of the first edition, it provides a complete introduction to the concepts, principles, technology and standards of web services.nbsp;The booknbsp;also provides an in depth examination of good design and development practises for SOA applications in organisations.

    Key features

    A spiral approach to instruction helpsnbsp;readers build on and reinforce basic knowledge as the topics become more advanced. Numerous examples which demonstrate the practical application of the theory are included. Self-test questions, hints, tips and discussion topics feature throughout the book to support self-directed learning.

    New to this edition

    Two new chapters have been added on SOA modelling and Cloud Computing technology. A comprehensive real-life case study containing numerous practical examples has been integrated and referenced throughout the entire book to give readers 'hands-on' insight into applying theory to practice, and enhance understanding of the key concepts. Business Process Modelling Notation (BPMN), which is rapidly becoming an industry standard, is used throughout the book. Discussion of software engineering issues related to implementing sound SOA applications is included. Description of new standards, such as BPEL v2.0 is discussed. A Companion Website ( www.pearsoned.co.uk/papazoglou ) offers detailed coding solutions available to download.

  • Foods of Canada / Barbara Sheen
    TX 715.6 S54 2012

  • Genetically modified food / by Rebecca Rissman ; content consultant, Alan McHughen, PhD
    TP 248.65 F66 R57 2016

    Genetically Modified Food helps readers trace the history of GMOs, explore the science behind it, understand why and how we utilize them, and discuss controversies concerning GMOs from an objective viewpoint. The title will engage readers on the topic and help them to weigh the pros and cons as they make their own food decisions. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.


  • Food analysis / edited by S. Suzanne Nielsen
    TX 545 F54 2010

    This book provides information on the techniques needed to analyze foods in laboratory experiments. All topics covered include information on the basic principles, procedures, advantages, limitations, and applications. This book is ideal for undergraduate courses in food analysis and is also an invaluable reference to professionals in the food industry. General information is provided on regulations, standards, labeling, sampling and data handling as background for chapters on specific methods to determine the chemical composition and characteristics of foods. Large, expanded sections on spectroscopy and chromatography also are included. Other methods and instrumentation such as thermal analysis, ion-selective electrodes, enzymes, and immunoassays are covered from the perspective of their use in the analysis of foods. A website with related teaching materials is accessible to instructors who adopt the textbook.


  • Power for the planet / Anne Flounders
    TD 195 E49 F56 2014
    Energy is all around us. Food and sleep are the fuels our bodies use to create the energy we need to move, talk, and think. But scientists tell us some of the fuels that keep our homes and businesses running, power our transportation, and keep us safe are hurting Earth. Learn why energy companies are working to come up with cleaner ways to supply oil and gas, how fuels in the future will be safer for Earth, and what you can do now to use energy wisely. Book features: Table of Contents; Glossary; For More Information including books and web sites; Index; photos and captions; charts and graphs; source notes.

  • Organic food / Ann O. Squire
    TX 369 S68 2017

    Find out where our food comes from with this fascinating True Book series. Whether it's a bowl of cereal and milk or a salad made from the freshest vegetables, every meal makes an incredible journey from the farm to your table. Unfortunately, not all foods are produced in a way that is healthy for people or the environment. Readers will find out how different ways of producing food affect the world, how to make smart choices about the things they eat, and much more.

    Fascinating Fact: Organic fruits, vegetables, and grains are grown without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers.


  • How can we reduce household waste? / Mary K. Pratt
    TD 792 P73 2016
    Americans throw away millions of tons of waste at home every year. But much of this household waste can be recycled and there are ways to turn this waste into energy. Learn how you can be part of the solution.

  • The taste culture reader : experiencing food and drink / edited by Carolyn Korsmeyer
    TX 651 T39 2017
    Taste is recognized as one of the most evocative senses. The flavors of food play an important role in identity, memory, emotion, desire, and aversion, as well as social, religious and other occasions. Yet despite its fundamental role, taste is often mysteriously absent from discussions about food. Now in its second edition, The Taste Culture Reader examines the sensuous dimensions of eating and drinking and highlights the centrality of taste in human experience. Combining both classic and contemporary sources from anthropology, philosophy, sociology, history, science, and beyond, the book features excerpts from texts by David Hume, Immanuel Kant, Pierre Bourdieu, Brillat-Savarin, Marcel Proust, Sidney Mintz, and M.F.K. Fisher as well as original essays by authors such as David Sutton, Lisa Heldke, David Howes, Constance Classen, and Amy Trubek. This edition has been revised substantially throughout to include the latest scholarship on the senses and features new introductions from the editor as well as 10 new chapters. The perfect introduction to the study of taste, this is essential reading for students in food studies, anthropology, sensory studies, philosophy, and culinary arts.

  • Food trucks, cultural identity, and social justice : from loncheras to lobsta love / edited by Julian Agyeman, Caitlin Matthews, and Hannah Sobel
    TX 360 U6 F6844 2017

    Aspects of the urban food truck phenomenon, including community economic development, regulatory issues, and clashes between ethnic authenticity and local sustainability.

    The food truck on the corner could be a brightly painted old-style lonchera offering tacos or an upscale mobile vendor serving lobster rolls. Customers range from gastro-tourists to construction workers, all eager for food that is delicious, authentic, and relatively inexpensive. Although some cities that host food trucks encourage their proliferation, others throw up regulatory roadblocks. This book examines the food truck phenomenon in North American cities from Los Angeles to Montreal, taking a novel perspective: social justice. It considers the motivating factors behind a city's promotion or restriction of mobile food vending, and how these motivations might connect to or impede broad goals of social justice.

    The contributors investigate the discriminatory implementation of rules, with gentrified hipsters often receiving preferential treatment over traditional immigrants; food trucks as part of community economic development; and food trucks' role in cultural identity formation. They describe, among other things, mobile food vending in Portland, Oregon, where relaxed permitting encourages street food; the criminalization of food trucks by Los Angeles and New York City health codes; food as cultural currency in Montreal; social and spatial bifurcation of food trucks in Chicago and Durham, North Carolina; and food trucks as a part of Vancouver, Canada's, self-branding as the "Greenest City."

    Contributors
    Julian Agyeman, Sean Basinski, Jennifer Clark, Ana Croegaert, Kathleen Dunn, Renia Ehrenfeucht, Emma French, Matthew Gebhardt, Phoebe Godfrey, Amy Hanser, Robert Lemon, Nina Martin, Caitlin Matthews, Nathan McClintock, Alfonso Morales, Alan Nash, Katherine Alexandra Newman, Lenore Lauri Newman, Alex Novie, Matthew Shapiro, Hannah Sobel, Mark Vallianatos, Ginette Wessel, Edward Whittall, Mackenzie Wood


  • Hello, robot : design between human and machine / editors: Mateo Kries, Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, Amelie Klein
    TJ 211 H38 2017
    Hello, Robot. Design Between Human and Machine investigates how robotics is becoming part of our everyday lives. The exhibitions shows that design in its traditional function as a mediator is indispensable if robots are to become a visible reality and not just remain hidden in washing machines, cars and cash machines. The volume clarifies where we already encounter these intelligent machines and where we may come across them in the near future: in industry, in the military and in everyday settings; at nurseries and retirement homes; in our bodies and in the cloud; when shopping and having sex; in video games and, of course, in film and literature. In a series of in-depth essays and interviews, experts such as the science fiction author Bruce Sterling and the design duo Dunne & Raby explore the question of how we deal with our environment becoming increasingly digital, smarter and more autonomous. They highlight our often ambivalent relationship to new technologies and discuss the opportunities and challenges that are posed to us as individuals and as a society in this context. In this regard, Hello, Robot. broadens the scope of the discussion to the ethical and political questions with which we are faced today in the light of technological advances in robotics, whilst confronting us with the contradictions that are often found in the answers to these questions.

  • Karl Blossfeldt : masterworks / edited by Ann and Jürgen Wilde ; foreword and botanical notes by Hansjörg Küster
    TR 724 B5613 2017
    Through Blossfeldt's lens, plants and flowers become gorgeous formal gestures
    Karl Blossfeldt was a pioneer of botanical photography, though his interest in the plant world was initially educational. Fascinated by the structure of plants, whose seemingly artistic forms resulted from biological necessity, he realized that photography could be a useful teaching tool, allowing his students to see and compare natural forms. Working with a homemade camera, Blossfeldt gathered and photographed his own plant samples, magnifying them by up to 45 times. From around 1898 onward, he shot some 6,000 images, which he used primarily as visual aids in his classes.
    Eventually published as Art Forms in Nature (1928) and Art Forms in Nature, Second Series (1932), Blossfeldt's photographs had a lasting impact on the art of his day and were enthusiastically embraced by both the Surrealist and New Objectivity movements. His books brought him overnight fame and are still considered landmarks in the history of art and photography. Karl Blossfeldt: Masterworks presents a remarkable collection of Blossfeldt's strikingly austere yet poetic portraits of plants, which capture their timeless beauty in intimate detail.

  • Cold-climate buildings design guide
    TH 153 C594 2015
    Buildings in arctic and subarctic climates face unique challenges, not only the cold,but also remoteness, limited utilities, permafrost, and extreme temperature shifts.Built structures must meet these challenges while maintaining occupant comfort and, ifpossible, minimizing impact on the environment. Harmonizing human comfort with theclimatic realities of these environments can be a delicate balancing act. Strategic designis key to building, commissioning, and operating efficient and long-lasting cold-climatestructures. This unified guide to cold-climate design provides expert knowledge on theissues commonly faced in arctic and subarctic climates.In addition to cold-climate considerations in HVAC calculations and system design, this book¿s chapters cover sustainability, controls, building design, and commissioning, all from this distinctive climatic perspective. The book also includes an appendix with seven case studies of buildings located in cold and extreme cold climates. These buildings are leaders in their field with regard to both efficiency and cold-climate design.Aimed at each member of the building team, from the designer and architect to thecommissioning authority, Cold-Climate Buildings Design Guide will serve as a valuableresource from the initial planning to completion of cold-climate buildings.

  • Designing sound for animation / Robin Beauchamp
    TR 897 B42 2005
    This nuts-and-bolts guide to sound design for animated films explains audio software, free downloads, how sound works, the power of sound when wielded by an animation filmmaker, and provides varieties of examples for how to use sound to enliven your films with professional sound. Sound-savvy animators save precious resources (time and money) by using sound for effects they don't necessarily have time to create. For example, the sound of a crow flying gives viewers a sense of the crow without the crow. Where there's a macabre element or scene in an animated film, this book explains why you should choose a low frequency sound for it-low frequencies are scary, because the ear can't decipher their origin or direction! On the DVD: three 5-minute animations; sample sound clips, jump cuts and video streams; plus motion graphics with which to practice sound-applications explained in this book.

  • Fluid-particle processes : fundamentals and applications / Alan W. Weimer, volume editor ; John C. Chen ... [et al.], volume co-editors
    TP 156 F65F65 1993
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