Book Announcement: Patents and Climate Change: There’s No Place Like Home

Patents and Climate Change: There’s No Place Like Home now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443895163
Hardback, pp135, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Patents and Climate Change: There’s No Place Like Home by Michael J. Dochniak.

After 4.5 billion years of change, is the planet Earth a complex and delicate ecosystem? It is well-known that some human activities may be part of a climate-change process that affects global warming. Environmental scientists continue to make substantial progress in advancing our understanding of how such activities affect climate change. Since the year 1989, hundreds of global-warming related patents have been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. This original and important book thus provides an easy-to-read summary of such patents. Within many of the summaries, there are inventor profiles and news articles that are insightful and thought-provoking. Pioneering inventors hail from many locations including Brazil, Great Britain, India, Japan, Mexico, and Taiwan. At the beginning of several chapters, contradictory opinions on climate change are provided in the form of quotes. Chapter Seven offers an example of a fascinating application that failed to gain US patent protection. In the final chapter, several significant climate-change issues that continue to be addressed are outlined. Continue reading

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Book Announcement: Understanding Interactions in Complex Systems: Toward a Science of Interaction

Understanding Interactions in Complex Systems: Toward a Science of Interaction now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443894968
Hardback, pp405, £87.99 / $149.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Understanding Interactions in Complex Systems: Toward a Science of Interaction, edited by Nicolas Debarsy, Stéphane Cordier, Cem Ertur, François Nemo, Déborah Nourrit-Lucas, Gérard Poisson and Christel Vrain.

Since human activities are embedded in interactions, they are at the very center of the modeling of any form of social life, shaping societies, groups and interpersonal relationships. All theories of social, cognitive and cultural life are thus associated with explicit or tacit models of the nature of interactions and relations. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Forensic Communication in Theory and Practice: A Study of Discourse Analysis and Transcription

Forensic Communication in Theory and Practice: A Study of Discourse Analysis and Transcription now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp225, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Forensic Communication in Theory and Practice: A Study of Discourse Analysis and Transcription, edited by Franca Orletti and Laura Mariottini.

This edited collection brings together, for the first time, contributions from different context-language situations on forensic communication, combining theoretical and methodological studies with professional and technical capabilities. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Digital Resources, Creativity and Innovative Methodologies in Language Teaching and Learning

Digital Resources, Creativity and Innovative Methodologies in Language Teaching and Learning now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443886147
Hardback, pp516, £70.99 / $119.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Digital Resources, Creativity and Innovative Methodologies in Language Teaching and Learning, edited by Adriana Teresa Damascelli.

The concept of university language centres has changed in recent decades. Initially conceived as laboratories for practical and autonomous language-learning, they are now considered as places with more specific and complex functions in language teaching and learning. University language centres now constitute networks for exchanging knowledge and know-how in order to respond to ever-changing, multilingual and multicultural contexts. At the same time, the availability and acquisition of new technologies is contributing to the creation of new tools for the provision of appropriate services and training.
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Book Announcement: Birthing the Computer: From Drums to Cores

Birthing the Computer: From Drums to Cores now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443885119
Hardback, pp369, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Birthing the Computer: From Drums to Cores by Stephen H. Kaisler.

Birthing the Computer: From Drums to Cores examines the evolution of computer systems architecture based on two evolutionary developments: memory technology – magnetic drums to magnetic cores – and CPU technology – transistors. This evolution, exemplified by a number of academic and commercial computing machines, yielded significant performance improvements and more storage leading to more effective utilization. These features would drive the development of programming languages and system software that would enhance the usability of the machines to solve more complex problems in both business, government, and scientific domains. The machines described in this volume represent the leading edge of the transition to second generation computer systems. They introduce a number of key technology concepts in computer architecture and system software that are found in every computer system today, albeit in a more modern form.
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Book Announcement: News Discourse and Digital Currents: A Corpus-Based Genre Analysis of News Tickers

News Discourse and Digital Currents: A Corpus-Based Genre Analysis of News Tickers now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443882828
Hardback, pp250, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of News Discourse and Digital Currents: A Corpus-Based Genre Analysis of News Tickers by Antonio Fruttaldo.

In recent years, journalistic practices have undergone a radical change due to the increasing pressure of new digital media on the professional practice. The ever-growing development of new technologies and the ceaseless fluctuation of social practices have challenged some of the traditional genres found in these professional contexts.
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Book Announcement: Teacher Education in India: Issues and Concerns

Teacher Education in India: Issues and Concerns now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443886093
Hardback, pp180, £63.99 / $108.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Teacher Education in India: Issues and Concerns, edited by Lokanath Mishra.

This book derives from an ICSSR New Delhi-sponsored National seminar on teacher education issues and concerns, with special reference to North East India, organised by the Department of Education at Mizoram University, Aizawl, India. The entire fabric of any modern and progressive country is built upon the quality, dedication, competency, and commitment of teachers. A great responsibility lies with teachers, as a generation of young people’s education is dependent on teachers’ ability to teach well. The teacher education system is, therefore, an important vehicle to improve the quality of education, which means that the revitalisation and strengthening of the teacher education system is a powerful way to raise the standard of education in a country. This collection of papers analyses this teacher education system and the processes of improvement that are taking place.
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