Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Pages : 348
  • Relase : 2009-07-29
  • ISBN : 9780309142397

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States Book Review:

Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.

Carbon Nanomaterials, Second Edition

Carbon Nanomaterials, Second Edition
  • Author : Yury Gogotsi,Volker Presser
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 532
  • Relase : 2013-10-24
  • ISBN : 9781439897812

Carbon Nanomaterials, Second Edition Book Review:

This book provides information on synthesis, properties, and applications of carbon nanomaterials. With novel materials, such as graphene (atomically flat carbon) or carbon onions (carbon nanospheres), the family of carbon nanomaterials is rapidly growing. This book provides a state-of-the-art overview and in-depth analysis of the most important carbon nanomaterials. Each chapter is written by a leading expert in the field which ensures that both, a review on the subject along with emerging perspectives are provided to the reader.

Nanomaterials Handbook

Nanomaterials Handbook
  • Author : Yury Gogotsi
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Pages : 712
  • Relase : 2017-08-09
  • ISBN : 9781498703079

Nanomaterials Handbook Book Review:

This title features 11 new chapters unique to this edition, including chapters on grain boundaries in graphene, 2D metal carbides and carbonitrides, mechanics of carbon nanotubes and nanomaterials, biomedical applications, oxidation and purification of carbon nanostructures, sintering of nanoceramics, hydrothermal processing, nanofibers, and nanomaterials safety. It offers a comprehensive approach with a focus on inorganic and carbon-based nanomaterials, including fundamentals, applications, synthesis, and characterization. This book also provides a unique angle from the nanomaterial point of view on application, synthesis, and characterization not found in any other nanomaterials book on the market.

The Structuring of Organizations

The Structuring of Organizations
  • Author : Henry Mintzberg
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 1979
  • ISBN : UOM:39015006427481

The Structuring of Organizations Book Review:

How do organizations structure themselves? A synthesis of the empirical literature in the field, supported by numerous examples and illustrations, provides images that produce a theory. The author introduces five basic configurations of structure - the simple structure, the machine bureaucracy, the professional bu- reaucracy, the divisionalized form, and the adhocracy. This book reveals that structure seems to be at the root of many questions about organizations and why they function as they do.

Reinforced Concrete Design

Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Author : Kenneth Leet,Dionisio Bernal
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
  • Pages : 546
  • Relase : 1997
  • ISBN : 0070371008

Reinforced Concrete Design Book Review:

The new edition of Reinforced Concrete Design includes the latest technical advances, including the 1995 American Concrete Institute Building Code. Review questions and problem sets at the end of every chapter are identical to those your civil engineering undergraduates will encounter in practice.

Fundamentals of Structural Analysis

Fundamentals of Structural Analysis
  • Author : Kenneth Leet,Chia-Ming Uang,Anne Gilbert
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 792
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 0071259295

Fundamentals of Structural Analysis Book Review:

Fundamentals of Structural Analysis third edition introduces engineering and architectural students to the basic techniques for analyzing the most common structural elements, including beams, trusses, frames, cables, and arches. Leet et al cover the classical methods of analysis for determinate and indeterminate structures, and provide an introduction to the matrix formulation on which computer analysis is based. Third edition users will find that the text's layout has improved to better illustrate example problems, superior coverage of loads is give in Chapter 2 and over 25% of the homework problems have been revised or are new to this edition.

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books
  • Author : Rose Arny
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 1256
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : UOM:39015057995048

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Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World

Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World
  • Author : John W. Satzinger,Robert B. Jackson,Stephen D. Burd
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Pages : 512
  • Relase : 2015-02-01
  • ISBN : 9781305465268

Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World Book Review:

Refined and streamlined, SYSTEMS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN IN A CHANGING WORLD, 7E helps students develop the conceptual, technical, and managerial foundations for systems analysis design and implementation as well as project management principles for systems development. Using case driven techniques, the succinct 14-chapter text focuses on content that is key for success in today's market. The authors' highly effective presentation teaches both traditional (structured) and object-oriented (OO) approaches to systems analysis and design. The book highlights use cases, use diagrams, and use case descriptions required for a modeling approach, while demonstrating their application to traditional, web development, object-oriented, and service-oriented architecture approaches. The Seventh Edition's refined sequence of topics makes it easier to read and understand than ever. Regrouped analysis and design chapters provide more flexibility in course organization. Additionally, the text's running cases have been completely updated and now include a stronger focus on connectivity in applications. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Financial Reporting & Analysis

Financial Reporting & Analysis
  • Author : Charles H. Gibson
  • Publisher : South-Western Pub
  • Pages : 600
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 0324186436

Financial Reporting & Analysis Book Review:

Using real-world examples to thoroughly involves readers with financial statements, Financial Reporting and Analysis, 9e builds skills in analyzing real financial reports through statements, exhibits, and cases of actual companies. Emphasis is placed on the analysis and interpretation of the end result of financial reporting — financial statements.

Fibrous Proteins: Structures and Mechanisms

Fibrous Proteins: Structures and Mechanisms
  • Author : David A.D. Parry,John M. Squire
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Pages : 629
  • Relase : 2017-01-18
  • ISBN : 9783319496740

Fibrous Proteins: Structures and Mechanisms Book Review:

This book provides the readers with an up-to-date review of the design, structure and function of a representative selection of fibrous proteins in both health and disease. The importance of the α-helical coiled coil, a conformational motif based on the heptad repeat in the amino acid sequence of all α-fibrous proteins (and parts of some globular proteins) is underlined by three Chapters devoted to its design, structure, function and topology. Specific proteins covered in the text and which depend on the coiled coil for their structure and function, include the intermediate filament proteins, tropomyosin, myosin, paramyosin, fibrin and members of the spectrin superfamily. Also described are fibrous proteins based on the β-pleated sheet and collagen conformations. Recombinant structural proteins, especially of silk and collagen, are discussed in the context of developing new biomaterials with varied applications. Established researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of protein chemistry, biochemistry and structural biophysics will find Fibrous Proteins: Structures and Mechanisms to be an invaluable collection of topical reviews that describe the basic advances made in the field of fibrous proteins over the past decade. This book, written by recognized authorities in the field, provides a clear account of the current status of fibrous protein research and, in addition, establishes the basis for deciding the most appropriate directions for future activity, including the applications of protein engineering and the commercial exploitation of new biomaterials.

Fundamentals of Thermal-fluid Sciences

Fundamentals of Thermal-fluid Sciences
  • Author : Yunus A. Çengel,John M. Cimbala,Robert H. Turner
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Company
  • Pages : 1045
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 0071325115

Fundamentals of Thermal-fluid Sciences Book Review:

THE FOURTH EDITION IN SI UNITS of Fundamentals of Thermal-Fluid Sciences presents a balanced coverage of thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer packaged in a manner suitable for use in introductory thermal sciences courses. By emphasizing the physics and underlying physical phenomena involved, the text gives students practical examples that allow development of an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of thermal sciences. All the popular features of the previous edition are retained in this edition while new ones are added. THIS EDITION FEATURES: A New Chapter on Power and Refrigeration Cycles The new Chapter 9 exposes students to the foundations of power generation and refrigeration in a well-ordered and compact manner. An Early Introduction to the First Law of Thermodynamics (Chapter 3) This chapter establishes a general understanding of energy, mechanisms of energy transfer, and the concept of energy balance, thermo-economics, and conversion efficiency. Learning Objectives Each chapter begins with an overview of the material to be covered and chapter-specific learning objectives to introduce the material and to set goals. Developing Physical Intuition A special effort is made to help students develop an intuitive feel for underlying physical mechanisms of natural phenomena and to gain a mastery of solving practical problems that an engineer is likely to face in the real world. New Problems A large number of problems in the text are modified and many problems are replaced by new ones. Some of the solved examples are also replaced by new ones. Upgraded Artwork Much of the line artwork in the text is upgraded to figures that appear more three-dimensional and realistic. MEDIA RESOURCES: Limited Academic Version of EES with selected text solutions packaged with the text on the Student DVD. The Online Learning Center ( offers online resources for instructors including PowerPoint® lecture slides, and complete solutions to homework problems. McGraw-Hill's Complete Online Solutions Manual Organization System ( allows instructors to streamline the creation of assignments, quizzes, and tests by using problems and solutions from the textbook, as well as their own custom material.

Loose Leaf for Fundamentals of Structural Analysis

Loose Leaf for Fundamentals of Structural Analysis
  • Author : Chia-Ming Uang,Kenneth M. Leet, Emeritus
  • Publisher : McGraw-Hill Education
  • Pages : 800
  • Relase : 2017-02-22
  • ISBN : 1260152634

Loose Leaf for Fundamentals of Structural Analysis Book Review:

Fundamentals of Structural Analysis introduces, engineering and architectural students, to the basic techniques for analyzing the most common structural elements, including: beams, trusses, frames, cables, and arches. The content in this textbook covers the classical methods of analysis for determinate and indeterminate structures, and provides an introduction to the matrix formulation on which computer analysis is based. Although it is assumed that readers have completed basic courses in statics and strength of materials, the basic techniques from these courses are briefly reviewed the first time they are mentioned. To clarify discussion, this edition uses many carefully chosen examples to illustrate the various analytic techniques introduced, and whenever possible, examples confronting engineers in real-life professional practice, have been selected.

Principles of Management 3.0

Principles of Management 3.0
  • Author : Talya Bauer,Jeremy Short,Berrin Erdogan,Mason Carpenter
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 433
  • Relase : 2017
  • ISBN : 1453375023

Principles of Management 3.0 Book Review:

French Discourse Analysis

French Discourse Analysis
  • Author : Glyn Williams
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 346
  • Relase : 2014-04-04
  • ISBN : 9781317854005

French Discourse Analysis Book Review:

For the first time in English, Glyn Williams draws together current debates in linguistics and social theory, and provides the first study in English of the principles and theories of French discourse analysis.

Balloon Flying Handbook

Balloon Flying Handbook
  • Author : United States. Flight Standards Service
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 132
  • Relase : 2001
  • ISBN : UOM:39015054139012

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Child Protective Services

Child Protective Services
  • Author : Diane DePanfilis
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 136
  • Relase : 2003
  • ISBN : MINN:31951D023325882

Child Protective Services Book Review:

From the Preface: This manual, Child Protective Services: A Guide for Caseworkers, examines the roles and responsibilities of child protective services (CPS) workers, who are at the forefront of every community's child protection efforts. The manual describes the basic stages of the CPS process and the steps necessary to accomplish each stage: intake, initial assessment or investigation, family assessment, case planning, service provision, evaluation of family progress, and case closure. Best practices and critical issues in casework practice are underscored throughout. The primary audience for this manual includes CPS caseworkers, supervisors, and administrators. State and local CPS agency trainers may use the manual for preservice or inservice training of CPS caseworkers, while schools of social work may add it to class reading lists to orient students to the field of child protection. In addition, other professionals and concerned community members may consult the manual for a greater understanding of the child protection process. This manual builds on the information presented in A Coordinated Response to Child Abuse and Neglect: The Foundation for Practice. Readers are encouraged to begin with that manual as it addresses important information on which CPS practice is based-including definitions of child maltreatment, risk factors, consequences, and the Federal and State basis for intervention. Some manuals in the series also may be of interest in understanding the roles of other professional groups in responding to child abuse and neglect, including: Substance abuse treatment providers; Domestic violence victim advocates; Educators; Law enforcement personnel. Other manuals address special issues, such as building partnerships and working with the courts on CPS cases.

Effective TypeScript

Effective TypeScript
  • Author : Dan Vanderkam
  • Publisher : O'Reilly Media
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2019-10-17
  • ISBN : 9781492053712

Effective TypeScript Book Review:

TypeScript is a typed superset of JavaScript with the potential to solve many of the headaches for which JavaScript is famous. But TypeScript has a learning curve of its own, and understanding how to use it effectively can take time. This book guides you through 62 specific ways to improve your use of TypeScript. Author Dan Vanderkam, a principal software engineer at Sidewalk Labs, shows you how to apply these ideas, following the format popularized by Effective C++ and Effective Java (both from Addison-Wesley). You’ll advance from a beginning or intermediate user familiar with the basics to an advanced user who knows how to use the language well. Effective TypeScript is divided into eight chapters: Getting to Know TypeScript TypeScript’s Type System Type Inference Type Design Working with any Types Declarations and @types Writing and Running Your Code Migrating to TypeScript

Essential Immunology

Essential Immunology
  • Author : Ivan Maurice Roitt
  • Publisher : Wiley-Blackwell
  • Pages : 244
  • Relase : 1971
  • ISBN : UCAL:B4254154

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Adhesion Science and Engineering

Adhesion Science and Engineering
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Pages : 2014
  • Relase : 2002-11-14
  • ISBN : 0080525989

Adhesion Science and Engineering Book Review:

The Mechanics of Adhesion shows that adhesion science and technology is inherently an interdisciplinary field, requiring fundamental understanding of mechanics, surfaces, and materials. This volume comprises 19 chapters. Starting with a background and introduction to stress transfer principles; fracture mechanics and singularities; and an energy approach to debonding, the volume continues with analysis of structural lap and butt joint configurations. It then continues with discussions of test methods for strength and constitutive properties; fracture; peel; coatings, the case of adhesion to a single substrate; elastomeric adhesives such as sealants. The role of mechanics in determining the locus of failure in bonded joints is discussed, followed by a chapter on rheology relevant to adhesives and sealants. Pressure sensitive adhesive performance; the principles of tack and tack measurements; and contact mechanics relevant to wetting and surface energy measurements are then covered. The volume concludes with sections on fibermatrix bonding and reinforcement; durability considerations for adhesive bonds; ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation of adhesive bonds; and design of adhesive bonds from a strength perspective. This book will be of interest to practitioners in the fields of engineering and to those with an interest in adhesion science.

Water Management at Abandoned Flooded Underground Mines

Water Management at Abandoned Flooded Underground Mines
  • Author : Christian Wolkersdorfer
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Pages : 465
  • Relase : 2008-02-01
  • ISBN : 9783540773313

Water Management at Abandoned Flooded Underground Mines Book Review:

This book addresses the processes related to mine abandonment from a hydrogeological perspective and provides a comprehensive presentation of water management and innovative tracer techniques for flooded mines. After an introduction to the relevant hydrogeochemical processes the book gives detailed information about mine closure procedures. The book also includes case studies and hints, and some new methodologies for conducting tracer tests in flooded mines.