Principles of Forensic Engineering Applied to Industrial Accidents

Principles of Forensic Engineering Applied to Industrial Accidents
  • Author : Luca Fiorentini,Luca Marmo
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 516
  • Relase : 2019-01-29
  • ISBN : 9781118962817

Principles of Forensic Engineering Applied to Industrial Accidents Book Review:

An introductory text on the investigation of industrial accidents Forensic engineering should be seen as a rigorous approach to the discovery of root causes that lead to an accident or near-miss. The approach should be suitable to identify both the immediate causes as well as the underlying factors that affected, amplified, or modified the events in terms of consequences, evolution, dynamics, etc., as well as the contribution of an eventual "human error". This book is a concise and introductory volume to the forensic engineering discipline which helps the reader to recognize the link among those important, very specialized aspects of the same problem in the global strategy of learning from accidents (or near-misses). The reader will benefit from a single point of access to this very large, technical literature that can be only correctly understood with the right terms, definitions, and links in mind. Keywords: Presents simple (real) cases, as well as giving an overview of more complex ones, each of them investigated within the same framework; Gives the readers the bibliography to access more in-depth specific aspects; Offers an overview of the most commonly used methodologies and techniques to investigate accidents, including the evidence that should be collected to define the cause, dynamics and responsibilities of an industrial accident, as well as the most appropriate methods to collect and preserve the evidence through an appropriate chain of security. Principles of Forensic Engineering Applied to Industrial Accidents is essential reading for researchers and practitioners in forensic engineering, as well as graduate students in forensic engineering departments and other professionals.

Nineteenth Century Short-title Catalogue: phase 1. 1816-1870

Nineteenth Century Short-title Catalogue: phase 1. 1816-1870
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 792
  • Relase : 1984
  • ISBN : PSU:000024249607

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Universities Handbook

Universities Handbook
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : UIUC:30112044823497

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Principles of French Law

Principles of French Law
  • Author : John Bell,Sophie Boyron,Simon Whittaker
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 610
  • Relase : 2008
  • ISBN : 9780199541386

Principles of French Law Book Review:

Offering students and lawyers an introduction to the French law and legal system, this text gives an explanation of the French institutions, concepts, and techniques, providing a clear sense of the questions which French lawyers see as important.

MITRE Systems Engineering Guide

MITRE Systems Engineering Guide
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2012-06-05
  • ISBN : 0615974422

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Ethics: Economics, & Politics

Ethics: Economics, & Politics
  • Author : I. M. D. Little
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Pages : 178
  • Relase : 2002-10-03
  • ISBN : 9780191531408

Ethics: Economics, & Politics Book Review:

This book studies the interfaces of ethics, economics, and politics. Public policy issues involve all three of these subjects. Although it may be seen as suggesting the nucleus of a joint university course, the book is accessible to and should interest all those concerned with political decisions. Any such decision needs a criterion for judging whether one action or outcome is better than another. Even a dictator must to some extent be concerned about the economic welfare of the citizens; and a democratic government more so. But how is a person's economic welfare to be judged? Furthermore, any political decision affects the economic welfare of different people differently. How then is the welfare of a community to be judged? This is an ethical question. Underlying any coherent public policy there must be a relevant moral code.

Humble Apologetics

Humble Apologetics
  • Author : John Gordon Stackhouse
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 281
  • Relase : 2006
  • ISBN : 9780195307177

Humble Apologetics Book Review:

Publisher description: Is it still possible, in an age of religious and cultural pluralism, to engage in Christian apologetics? How can one urge one's faith on others when such a gesture is typically regarded with suspicion, if not outright resentment? In Humble Apologetics John G. Stackhouse brings his wide experience as a historian, philosopher, journalist, and theologian to these important questions and offers surprising--and reassuring--answers. Stackhouse begins by acknowledging the real impediments to Christian testimony in North America today and to other faiths in modern societies around the world. He shows how pluralism, postmodernism, skepticism about our ability to know the truth, and a host of other factors create a cultural milieu resistant to the Christian message. And he shows how the arrogance or dogmatism of apologists themselves can alienate rather than attract potential converts. Indeed, Stackhouse argues that the crucial experience of conversion cannot be compelled; all the apologist can do is lead another to the point where an actual encounter with Jesus can take place. "Our objective," Stackhouse writes, "is to offer whatever assistance we can to our neighbors toward their full maturity: toward full health in themselves and in their relationships, and especially toward God." In the last part of the book, he shows how an attitude of humility, instead of merely trying to win religious arguments, will help believers offer their neighbors the gift of Christ's love. Drawing on the author's personal experience and written with an engaging directness and humility, Humble Apologetics provides sound guidance on how to share Christian faith in a postmodern world.

Human-Centric Smart Computing

Human-Centric Smart Computing
  • Author : Siddhartha Bhattacharyya,Jyoti Sekhar Banerjee,Mario Köppen
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 393
  • Relase : 2022-12-31
  • ISBN : 9789811954030

Human-Centric Smart Computing Book Review:

This book includes high-quality research papers presented at the First International Conference on Human-Centric Smart Computing (ICHCSC 2022), organized by the University of Engineering and Management, Jaipur, India, on 27–29 April 2022. The topics covered in the book are human-centric computing, hyper connectivity, and data science. The book presents innovative work by leading academics, researchers, and experts from industry.

The Cosmic Common Good

The Cosmic Common Good
  • Author : Daniel P. Scheid
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 265
  • Relase : 2016
  • ISBN : 9780199359431

The Cosmic Common Good Book Review:

As ecological degradation continues to threaten permanent and dramatic changes for life on our planet, the question of how we can protect our imperiled Earth has become more pressing than ever before. In this book, Daniel Scheid draws on Catholic social thought to construct what he calls the "cosmic common good," a new norm for interreligious ecological ethics. This ethical vision sees humans as an intimate part of the greater whole of the cosmos, emphasizes the simultaneous instrumental and intrinsic value of nature, and affirms the integral connection between religious practice and the pursuit of the common good. When ecologically reoriented, Catholic social thought can point the way toward several principles of the cosmic common good, such as the virtue of Earth solidarity and the promotion of Earth rights. These are rooted in the classical doctrines of creation in Augustine and Thomas Aquinas, and in Thomas Berry's interpretation of the evolutionary cosmic story. The cosmic common good can also be found in Hindu, Buddhist, and American Indian religious traditions. By placing a Catholic cosmic common good in dialogue with Hindu dharmic ecology, Buddhist interdependence, and American Indian balance with all our relations, Scheid constructs a theologically authentic moral framework that re-envisions humanity's role in the universe.

Engineered Biomimicry

Engineered Biomimicry
  • Author : Akhlesh Lakhtakia,Raúl José Martín-Palma
  • Publisher : Newnes
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2013-05-24
  • ISBN : 9780123914323

Engineered Biomimicry Book Review:

Engineered Biomimicry covers a broad range of research topics in the emerging discipline of biomimicry. Biologically inspired science and technology, using the principles of math and physics, has led to the development of products as ubiquitous as VelcroTM (modeled after the spiny hooks on plant seeds and fruits). Readers will learn to take ideas and concepts like this from nature, implement them in research, and understand and explain diverse phenomena and their related functions. From bioinspired computing and medical products to biomimetic applications like artificial muscles, MEMS, textiles and vision sensors, Engineered Biomimicry explores a wide range of technologies informed by living natural systems. Engineered Biomimicry helps physicists, engineers and material scientists seek solutions in nature to the most pressing technical problems of our times, while providing a solid understanding of the important role of biophysics. Some physical applications include adhesion superhydrophobicity and self-cleaning, structural coloration, photonic devices, biomaterials and composite materials, sensor systems, robotics and locomotion, and ultra-lightweight structures. Explores biomimicry, a fast-growing, cross-disciplinary field in which researchers study biological activities in nature to make critical advancements in science and engineering Introduces bioinspiration, biomimetics, and bioreplication, and provides biological background and practical applications for each Cutting-edge topics include bio-inspired robotics, microflyers, surface modification and more

Idea and Methods of Legal Research

Idea and Methods of Legal Research
  • Author : P. Ishwara Bhat
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 692
  • Relase : 2019-09-05
  • ISBN : 9780199098309

Idea and Methods of Legal Research Book Review:

Legal research examines subject matter enshrouded in social circumstances in order to conceptualize theories and prepare a future course of action. This dynamic, inter-disciplinary, and labyrinthine character of legal research requires researchers to be fluid, eclectic, and analytical in their approach. Idea and Methods of Legal Research unearths how the thinking process is to be streamlined in research, how a theme is built on the basis of comprehensive and intensive study, and the paths through which notions of objectivity, feminism, ethics, and purposive character of knowledge are to be understood. The book first explains the meaning, evolution, and scope of legal research, and discusses objectivity and ethics in legal research. It engages with the requirements, advantages, and limits of various doctrinal and non-doctrinal methods and tools, and the points to be considered in selecting a suitable method or combination of methods. It highlights analytical, historical, philosophical, comparative, qualitative, and quantitative methods of legal research. The book then goes on to discuss the use of multi-method legal research, policy research, action research, and feminist legal research and finally, reflects on research-based critical legal writing, as opposed to client-related legal writing. This book, thus, is a comprehensive answer to key questions one faces in legal research.

Books in Print

Books in Print
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1987
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105210120536

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The Language of Disenchantment

The Language of Disenchantment
  • Author : Robert A. Yelle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 322
  • Relase : 2013
  • ISBN : 9780199925018

The Language of Disenchantment Book Review:

The Language of Disenchantment explores how Protestant ideas about language inspired British colonial critiques of Hindu mythological, ritual, linguistic, and legal traditions.

The Law Times

The Law Times
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1896
  • ISBN : OSU:32437010762934

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Audit Analytics

Audit Analytics
  • Author : J. Christopher Westland
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Pages : 344
  • Relase : 2020-11-20
  • ISBN : 9783030490911

Audit Analytics Book Review:

Today, information technology plays a pivotal role in financial control and audit: most financial data is now digitally recorded and dispersed among servers, clouds and networks over which the audited firm has no control. Additionally, a firm’s data—particularly in the case of finance, software, insurance and biotech firms— comprises most of the audited value of the firm. Financial audits are critical mechanisms for ensuring the integrity of information systems and the reporting of organizational finances. They help avoid the abuses that led to passage of legislation such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (1977), and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (2002). Audit effectiveness has declined over the past two decades as auditor skillsets have failed to keep up with advances in information technology. Information and communication technology lie at the core of commerce today and are integrated in business processes around the world. This book is designed to meet the increasing need of audit professionals to understand information technology and the controls required to manage it. The material included focuses on the requirements for annual Securities and Exchange Commission audits (10-K) for listed corporations. These represent the benchmark auditing procedures for specialized audits, such as internal, governmental, and attestation audits. Using R and RStudio, the book demonstrates how to render an audit opinion that is legally and statistically defensible; analyze, extract, and manipulate accounting data; build a risk assessment matrix to inform the conduct of a cost-effective audit program; and more.

The Graceful Guru

The Graceful Guru
  • Author : Karen Pechilis
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2004
  • ISBN : 9780195145373

The Graceful Guru Book Review:

This collection of nine essays looks at the phenomenon of the female guru both in its original Indian context, where Hindu women leaders have been unusual but not unknown, and as it has evolved on the American scene.

Classical Hindu Thought

Classical Hindu Thought
  • Author : Arvind Sharma
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Pages : 250
  • Relase : 2000
  • ISBN : 9780195644418

Classical Hindu Thought Book Review:

Introduces the texts and ideas of Hinduism, crystallized during the 4th to the 10th century BCE. This book explains their contemporary relevance and deals with the key concepts, the main gods and goddesses, and texts such as the Purusarthas. It also examines the different systems of yoga.

Life of Pi

Life of Pi
  • Author : Yann Martel
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Pages : 80
  • Relase : 2022-01-27
  • ISBN : 9781350295698

Life of Pi Book Review:

"Life of Pi will make you believe in the power of theatre" (Times). After a cargo ship sinks in the middle of the vast Pacific Ocean, there are five survivors stranded on a lifeboat - a hyena, a zebra, an orangutan, a Royal Bengal tiger, and a sixteen year-old boy named Pi. Time is against them, nature is harsh, who will survive? Based on one of the most extraordinary and best-loved works of fiction - winner of the Man Booker Prize, selling over fifteen million copies worldwide - and featuring breath-taking puppetry and state-of-the-art visuals, Life of Pi is a universally acclaimed, smash hit adaptation of an epic journey of endurance and hope. Adapted by acclaimed playwright Lolita Chakrabarti, this edition was published to coincide with the West End premiere in November 2021.

Homa Variations

Homa Variations
  • Author : Richard K. Payne,Michael Witzel
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 449
  • Relase : 2016
  • ISBN : 9780199351589

Homa Variations Book Review:

"Throughout human history, and in many religious cultures, offerings are made into fire--known in the tantric world as homa. This collection provides detailed studies of the homa from its inception up to the present, allowing for the study of ritual change over long periods of time, and across religious cultures"--

The Law of Nations in Global History

The Law of Nations in Global History
  • Author : C. H. Alexandrowicz
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2017-03-31
  • ISBN : 9780191078651

The Law of Nations in Global History Book Review:

The history and theory of international law have been transformed in recent years by post-colonial and post-imperial critiques of the universalistic claims of Western international law. The origins of those critiques lie in the often overlooked work of the remarkable Polish-British lawyer-historian C. H. Alexandrowicz (1902-75). This volume collects Alexandrowicz's shorter historical writings, on subjects from the law of nations in pre-colonial India to the New International Economic Order of the 1970s, and presents them as a challenging portrait of early modern and modern world history seen through the lens of the law of nations. The book includes the first complete bibliography of Alexandrowicz's writings and the first biographical and critical introduction to his life and works. It reveals the formative influence of his Polish roots and early work on canon law for his later scholarship undertaken in Madras (1951-61) and Sydney (1961-67) and the development of his thought regarding sovereignty, statehood, self-determination, and legal personality, among many other topics still of urgent interest to international lawyers, political theorists, and global historians.