This book, inclusive of 13 chapters, focuses on the control of invertebrate and vertebrate pests that commonly infest man-made structures. With emphasis on the most important pest organisms, specific chapters are devoted to the discussion of control strategies for cockroaches, flies, mosquitoes, bed bugs, termites, rats and mice, bats and birds. Chapters for the control of sporadic pests and pests of stored products are also included, as well as chapters for insecticide formulations, insecticide baits and baiting, and integrated pest management. The last chapter explores safety considerations in handling pesticides. With these contents, this book aims to be of valuable use to practitioners engaged in pest control services.
This book focuses on the definitions, concepts, frameworks and guidelines of One Welfare. The book is divided into five sections (section 1, the connections between animal and human abuse and neglect; section 2, the social implications of improved animal welfare; section 3, animal health and welfare, human well-being, food security and sustainability; section 4, assisted interventions involving animals, humans and the environment; and section 5, sustainability (connections between biodiversity, the environment, animal welfare and human well-being)) with tables, case studies and review.
This 269-paged book on Bovine Tubeculosis covers all aspects of Mycobacterium bovis biology and infection: epidemiological, pathological, microbiological, genomic and immunological together with a comparative approach to the different control schemes being undertaken in different countries.
The book examines the different aspects of events management. It is divided into three parts. The first part provides an introductory outline of the historical developments and current state of the industry, while also taking into account wider political and cultural issues.
Through a combination of theoretical and case-study chapters, this volume focuses on religious routes and trails in terms of their spiritual, cultural and economic meanings, and considers the opportunities and challenges arising from their recent increase in popularity. The book is divided into three sections.
This book reveals many aspects of the practice of pilgrimage, from its nationalistic facets to its effect on economic development; from the impact of the internet to questions of globalization; and from pilgrimage as protest to pilgrimage as creative expression in such media as film, art and literature.
The overall purpose of this book is to familiarize readers with the emergent research paradigm of degrowth by looking at it as an alternative to the classic models of development and by exploring and applying the concept of degrowth in a tourism context.
The book has seven chapters, which explore: previous development theories applied in tourism, compared with the degrowth paradigm; the various degrowth alternatives in tourism; the main principles of degrowth-inspired travelling; alternative travel lifestyles and travel freedom; the impacts (economic, sociocultural and environmental) of degrowth compared to mass tourism; and a model of degrowth-induced tourism development.
This book addresses the issue of animal welfare within the tourism experience. Part I of the book provides a conceptual and historical foundation upon which to analyse animal welfare and the position of animals in tourism, and how these two issues intersect.
Part II consists of 14 opinion pieces that discuss various issues associated with animal welfare and tourism. These pieces, presented as individual chapters, are written by tourism operators, tourism organizations, animal welfare and conservation organizations and advocates, or academics with particular expertise in the area of animal welfare and tourism and links to the industry. Part III talks about the future of tourism and animal welfare and charts a potential path for the future of the welfare of animals in tourism and a related research agenda. The book has 19 chapters, and a subject and author index.
This volume offers a comprehensive and up-to-date overview of the major surgical procedures performed on elderly patients. With advancing age the conditions that require surgery normally increase in incidence, and today all surgeons around the globe can be considered “geriatric surgeons”. The latest anesthesiological procedures, the technical improvements and an increased medical knowledge of the comorbities impact have brought extraordinary advances in this field, but this should not allow us to forget that a careful assessment of elderly patients is necessary before undertaking surgery, since also the simplest surgical procedures could alter the delicate psychophysical equilibrium of these “frail” patients.
In many practical situations, we are interested in statistics characterizing a population of objects: e.g. in the mean height of people from a certain area.
This book presents recent advances made in materials science and engineering within Russian academia, particularly groups working in the Ural Federal University District. Topics explored in this volume include structure formation analysis of complicated alloys, non-ferrous metals metallurgy, composite composed materials science, and high-pressure treatment of metals and alloys. The finding discussed in this volume are to critical to multiple industries including manufacturing, structural materials, oil and gas, coatings, and metal fabrication.
This book critically examines the Confucian political imagination and its influence on the contemporary Chinese dream of a powerful China. It views Confucianism as the ideological supplement to a powerful state that is challenging Western hegemony, and not as a political philosophy that need not concern us. Eske Møllgaard shows that Confucians, despite their traditionalist ways, have the will to transform the existing socio-ethical order.
This book is a guide for achieving innovation through outsourcing. Unpacking the various challenges faced by client firms and suppliers, the authors take the reader through the innovation lifecycle and devise a clear plan to achieve valuable results. Offering practical frameworks and tools to ensure informed decision-making at every stage, this book also includes collaborative structures and metrics to measure outcomes. Written by leading figures in the area of outsourcing, this book offers both the academic rigor and the hands-on experience based on dozens of cases that walk the reader from the very beginning of the outsourcing journey to the successful delivery of transformative innovations.
This book uses biblical writings to examine how to build wise and moral boardroom boldness to mitigate executive ethical mishaps. The author uses the story of King David to explore the possible perplexities followers experience when their leaders suddenly make a toxic choice. Introducing a boardroom boldness language model (BBLM), Buford presents five boardroom languages to use when dealing with toxic leaders. How well organizations brace, respond, and proactively navigate the uncharted terrain of uncertainty could play a pivotal role in the success of the firm. Calling into question traditional constructs affiliated with power and trust, this book will advance the greater discussion by integrating spirituality, case studies, and leadership principles to measure the culture to cultivate boardroom boldness.
This publication is a practical guidebook on environmental risk assessment, especially for watershed-scale management. It highlights case studies of watershed environmental risk in Malaysia, including the potential health risks as well as screening methods and management in practice. In order to apply environmental risk assessment methods for the management of toxic chemicals, it is necessary to consider the geological and climate features of each country as well as their cultural characteristics. Focusing on Malaysia as a representative country, the book also discusses studies in other Asian countries. The insights provided can be applied to advanced and developing countries alike. A suitable textbook for graduate students, it is also a valuable reference source for researchers, practitioners and policymakers.
This book explores the overlooked history of racial mixing in Britain during the course of the twentieth century, a period in which there was considerable and influential public debate on the meanings and implications of intimately crossing racial boundaries.
In this monograph the authors present Newton-type, Newton-like and other numerical methods, which involve fractional derivatives and fractional integral operators, for the first time studied in the literature. All for the purpose to solve numerically equations whose associated functions can be also non-differentiable in the ordinary sense. That is among others extending the classical Newton method theory which requires usual differentiability of function.
This book argues that Islam has been securitized in US foreign policy, especially during the W. Bush administration when it was increasingly portrayed as the ultimate “other.” This securitization was realized through the association of Islam with unique security threats in speeches of foreign policy and national security. By analyzing the four recent US presidents’ discourses on Islam, this work sheds light on how they viewed Islam and addresses the following questions: How do we talk about Islam, its place and relationship within the context of US security? How does the language we use to describe Islam influence the way we imagine it? How is Islam constructed as a security issue?
Bringing together a range of illustrative case studies coupled with fresh theoretical insights, this volume is one of the first to address the complexities and contradictions in the relationship between migration, time, and capitalism. While temporal reckoning has long fascinated anthropologists, few studies have sought to confront how capitalism fetishizes time in the production of global inequalities—historically and in the contemporary world. As it explores how the agendas of capitalism condition migration in Europe, North America, and Oceania, this collection also examines temporality as a feature of migrants’ experiences to ultimately provide a theoretically robust and ethnographically informed investigation of migration and temporality within a framework defined by the political economy of capitalism.
This book rethinks the Armenian people as significant actors in the context of Mediterranean and global history. Spanning a millennium of cross-cultural interaction and exchange across the Mediterranean world, essays move between connected histories, frontier studies, comparative literature, and discussions of trauma, memory, diaspora, and visual culture. Contributors dismantle narrow, national ways of understanding Armenian literature; propose new frameworks for mapping the post-Ottoman Mediterranean world; and navigate the challenges of writing national history in a globalized age. A century after the Armenian genocide, this book reimagines the borders of the “Armenian,” pointing to a fresh vision for the field of Armenian studies that is omnivorously comparative, deeply interconnected, and rich with possibility.
Stan Lee, the Mighty Man from Marvel, and John Buscema, active and adventuresome artist behind the Silver Surfer, Conan the Barbarian, the Mighty Thor and Spider-Man, have collaborated on this comics compendium: an encyclopedia of information for creating your own superhero comic strips. Using artwork from Marvel comics as primary examples. Buscema graphically illustrates the hitherto mysterious methods of comic art. Stan Lee's pithy prose gives able assistance and advice to the apprentice artist. Bursting with Buscema's magnificent illustrations and Lee's laudable word-magic, "How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way" belongs in the library of every kid who has ever wanted to illustrate his or her own comic strip