Toward green growth and low-carbon urban development (EBOOK)

greenEdited by Zheng Tang, Wei Dong and Yunwoo Nam

Cities face critical challenges connected to population growth, urbanization, and climate change. Fundamental transformations in urban planning, community design, and infrastructure development are absolutely needed to address the problems raised by land use changes. A series of urban development patterns must be adjusted towards green growth and low-carbon development styles. A transition from conventional urban development models to a green or low-carbon future needs to change the system of the “systems”, such as energy, water, waste, mobility, and infrastructure systems. Cities are facing huge pressure and great opportunities to make these transitions through more effective arrangement of land use development footprints.
This book introduces the significant trend of urban planning towards green growth and low-carbon development patterns and reviews the history of urban development models while illustrating key concepts underpinning theories of green growth and low-carbon development. It presents a ground-breaking analysis of the role of urban planning in the translation of green growth and low-carbon development and also provides an up-to-date discussion of current practices with a vision of new urbanism and post-modern land use planning patterns. Introduced in this book are broad concepts of urban and land use planning, and a description of practical planning approaches. The authors explain how to incorporate core “green” and “low-carbon” concepts into urban planning and community development. Also discussed are the tools and processes necessary to develop a green and low-carbon development strategy where the major methods include energy conservation and efficiency, transportation planning, livability and walkability techniques, environmental planning, low impact community design skills, planning support systems, and public participation. A diverse range of examples, from North America, Europe, Africa, and China, are provided to analyze the barriers and solutions in socio-technical transitions emerging in different urban contexts. An international context of urban planning and a proposed model to assess future conditions, evaluate policy choices, create visions, and compare scenarios is presented. The topics in this book add to existing urban planning literature on social translations and introduce critical questions in making the translation of complex urban systems. This book can help academics, policy makers, practitioners and researchers interested in the development of green cities and low-carbon development. (Imprint: Nova)


Manual of Forensic Odontology, 5th Edition

odontDavid R. Senn, Richard A. Weems

Advances in forensic odontology have led to improvements in dental identification for individual cases as well as in disaster victim identification (DVI). New and updated technologies mean advances in bitemark analysis and age estimation. Growth in the field has strengthened missing persons’ networks leading to more and faster identifications of unidentified individuals.

A product of the American Society of Forensic Odontology, the Manual of Forensic Odontology, Fifth Edition provides comprehensive and up-to-date information involving all facets of forensic dentistry and explores critical issues relating to the scientific principles supporting the field’s evaluations and conclusions.

New information in the Fifth Edition includes


    • Scientific principles and the need for more and better research in the field
    • Oral and maxillofacial radiographic features of forensic interest
    • Forensic pathology and its ties to forensic odontology
    • New techniques and improved technologies for age estimation
    • Advances in bitemark evidence management


  • Animal bitemarks
  • National and international forensic dental organizations
  • Tips for becoming involved in forensic odontology

The manual has been an important source of forensic dentistry information for more than 20 years. This new edition is edited by a past president of the American Board of Forensic Odontology and a past Chair of the Odontology Section of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences. Expanded and enhanced with extensive color illustrations, this volume is designed to provide essential information based on sound scientific principles for experienced forensic odontologists and for those new to the discipline.



The basics of cyber warfare: understanding the fundamentals of cyber warfare in theory and practice (EBOOK)

cyberwSteve Winterfield, Jason Andress; technical editor Andrew Hey

The Basics of Cyber Warfare provides readers with fundamental knowledge of cyber war in both theoretical and practical aspects. This book explores the principles of cyber warfare, including military and cyber doctrine, social engineering, and offensive and defensive tools, tactics and procedures, including computer network exploitation (CNE), attack (CNA) and defense (CND).

Readers learn the basics of how to defend against espionage, hacking, insider threats, state-sponsored attacks, and non-state actors (such as organized criminals and terrorists). Finally, the book looks ahead to emerging aspects of cyber security technology and trends, including cloud computing, mobile devices, biometrics and nanotechnology.

The Basics of Cyber Warfare gives readers a concise overview of these threats and outlines the ethics, laws and consequences of cyber warfare. It is a valuable resource for policy makers, CEOs and CIOs, penetration testers, security administrators, and students and instructors in information security.

Provides a sound understanding of the tools and tactics used in cyber warfare. Describes both offensive and defensive tactics from an insider’s point of view. Presents doctrine and hands-on techniques to understand as cyber warfare evolves with technology.



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