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Encyclopedia of Agricultural, Food, and Biological Engineering (EAFE)
The Encyclopedia provides short descriptions of processes and operations used throughout the production, processing, and distribution of food and products of agricultural and biological origin, as well as closely related areas of study.
The content of this Encyclopedia covers three broad but related areas. The first area is the application of engineering concepts and principles to production agriculture, including the design of machinery and structures used, and the management of water required for these operations. Specific attention is given to crop production, including the harvesting, storage and handling of major and minor crops...Read more.
Encyclopedia of of Animal Science (EAS)
The Encyclopedia of Animal Science is a comprehensive collection of entries providing basic and applied information on domestic and wild animal species that is current and prepared by internationally known experts.
Entries in the Encyclopedia are succinct overviews designed to help the reader acquire basic familiarity with the key terms and current knowledge of the subject, augmented by selected literature citations. It is intended to be a ready source of current information covering a broad spectrum of topics related to the biology, production, and uses of animals and their products in a complex, diverse, and rapidly changing world...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food (EBAF)
The applications of molecular biology throughout the food chain will continue to evolve and future applications will have many positive impacts of the quantities and quality of foods. This reference should provide readers from many different backgrounds with the opportunity to gain a better understanding of current applications, and the potential applications of the future.
The Encyclopedia of Biotechnology in Agriculture and Food focuses primarily on the science and applications of molecular biology for agriculture and foods, by offering short accessible overviews. These topics describe the concepts and processes being used as new tools for the production of raw agricultural materials and the manufacturing of foods products, as well as the fundamental concerns from a range of perspectives...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Pest Management (EPM)
The Encyclopedia of Pest Management focuses on the management and control of diverse pest insects, pathogens, diseases, and weeds that damage or destroy crops and forests, and livestock systems as well as those that cause public health problems. Entries assess the ecology as well as benefits and risks of various pests and pest-management technologies. The use of pesticides as well as nonchemical controls are included, with every effort to use quantitative data. In addition, authors discuss the environmental and public-health impacts of pest control and pesticides...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Plant and Crop Science (EPCS)
Plants are the most dominant feature of today’s biosphere. Because of their numbers, density, and diversity, on land and in shallow aquatic and marine habitats, plants are by far the most important primary producers on today’s Earth. Though photosynthesis by plants captures a tiny proportion of the incident energy from the Sun, the energy captured is what provides nearly all of the energy required to support the lives of the animals, fungi, protists, bacteria and archaea, as well as plants, that make up the vast biodiversity of life on Earth. Plant life supports not just the food and nutritional needs of organisms that cannot themselves convert solar energy into the chemical energy required for life...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Soil Science (ESS)
The Encyclopedia has been compiled by over 400 experts. Entries cover all branches of soil science including pedology, mineralogy, physics, soil mechanics, hydrology, chemistry, biology, ecology and management, and restoration of problem or degraded soils, and address numerous challenges including soil structure, tillage methods and mulch farming, irrigation, drainage and water table management, fertilizer and nutrient management, erosion control, and management of soil organic matter.
Traditionally, soil was regarded as a medium for plant growth, a repository of gene pool, an engineering foundation, an industrial raw material, and an archive of planetary history...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Water Science (EWS)
Filled with figures, images, and illustrations, the Encyclopedia of Water Science, Second Edition provides effective concepts and procedures in environmental water science and engineering. It unveils a wide spectrum of design concepts, methods, and solutions for enhanced performance of water quality, treatment, conservation, and irrigation methods, as well as improved water efficiency in industrial, municipal, and agricultural programs. The second edition also includes greatly enhanced coverage of streams and lakes as well as many regional case studies. Experienced professionals will find this encyclopedia to be a convenient update of various technologies and a ready source of new reference materials...Read more.
Business and IT
Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (ECST)
The Encyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology will cover all aspects of Computer Science, Engineering and Technology. The scope of the work would be structured using the ACM Computing Classification System (CCS). The Encyclopedia is intended to be a resource for academic, corporate, and government libraries. It is hoped the book would be widely adopted for the reading list for undergraduate and graduate Computer Science related programs. Computing professionals, electrical and other engineers, information and technology managers, software professionals, and other technology professionals will also find the Encyclopedia a valuable resource...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Image Processing (EIP)
The Encyclopedia of Image Processing will be the most comprehensive and up-to-date resource for image processing, with a target audience of professionals in the areas of image processing, medicine, biomedical engineering, remote sensing, aerospace, and industrial control. Major topics include:
Encyclopedia of Information Assurance (EIA)
The Encyclopedia of Information Assurance aims to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, accessibility, and presentation of all forms of information. The encyclopedia is designed to give Information Assurance (IA) professionals a fundamental understanding of a broad spectrum of specializations including digital forensics, fraud examination, security risk management, privacy and compliance.
The Encyclopedia of Information Assurance presents a current collection of peer-reviewed articles written by experts in their respective fields. All four of the encyclopedia’s volumes provide comprehensive coverage of the key topics related to information assurance...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Information Systems and Technology (EIST)
The Encyclopedia of Information Systems and Technology will be a comprehensive Encyclopedia, written in the style of to cover all aspects of information systems and technologies. A comprehensive forecast of the Table of Contents would be impossible, but the scope of the work can be described by the body of knowledge proposed by Professor W. Agresti [William W. Agresti, “An IT Body of Knowledge: The Key to an Emerging Profession”, IT Professional, pp. 18-22, November/December 2008].
1. Information systems and technology fundamentals,
Proposals for articles related to these areas, closely related areas or emerging areas are invited...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences (ELIS)
The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science is a well respected multivolume reference set that was first published in 1968 and can now be found in hundreds of libraries throughout the world. The Second Edition, edited by Miriam A. Drake, published in 2003 with four volumes. Readers may notice that the title is now plural in order to signal an important change in the content of the Third Edition. The time has come to recognize the plurality of information sciences that are emerging today, and this Encyclopedia reflects both the broad scope and interrelatedness of the several information disciplines and professions. The editors have completely re-visioned the content and organization of the Encyclopedia, developed parallel topical categorizations across the disciplines, and rigorously defined what is and is not to be included...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy (EPAP)
The Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy spans two editions and features input of leading experts on a wide range of topics. Each entry offers a reliable article that includes relevant issues, concepts, theories, and references to advance further study. The reference is ideal for new or expert policy makers, legal advisors and administrators, and scholars.
The Encyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy serves the following purposes:
Encyclopedia of Supply Chain Management (ESCM)
With coverage that touches on all aspects of supply chain management (SCM) the Encyclopedia of Supply Chain Management offers a comprehensive overview of fundamental topics, recent advances, and future directions. Comprised of more than 300 entries written by over 30 experts in the field, it provides authoritative insight on the tools available for implementing sustainable improvements to your supply chain.
Illustrating essential concepts with case studies and roadmaps, it presents industry best practices and time-saving tools to help you maximize supply chain efforts—including collaborative relationship, project process, and strategy templates. This authoritative SCM reference examines project management approaches to supply chain change, globalization of supply chains, the drivers of supply chain change, retail supply chains, the use of modeling to improve SCM, as well as the impact of the Lean and Six Sigma movements on contemporary SCM...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Software Engineering (ESE)
Software Engineering encompasses a wide range of topics involving the construction and understanding of software, the platforms, applications and environments in which the software operates, and the humans who build and use the software. The most universally recognized definition of the areas of relevance to software engineering is contained in the SWEBOK At the top level, these knowledge areas are:
This Encyclopedia is intended to be used by undergraduate and graduate students in software engineering and all disciplines related to computing and software engineering, by professionals, and by researchers. Managers and scholars in other disciplines may also find this encyclopedia useful...Read more.
Encyclopedia of U.S. Intelligence (EUSI)
The Encyclopedia of U.S. Intelligence provides overviews of core topics that shape the debate on U.S Intelligence. This collection of alphabetically arranged entries provides comprehensive overviews of core topics about U.S. Intelligence at all levels from the public to the private sector. The encyclopedia is a much-needed resource for information and concepts related to the field of U.S. intelligence practices, agencies, and history. The focus of the encyclopedia is holistic in nature and will examine this field from academic and practical/applied perspectives. The intended readership includes government, the private sector (businesses and consultants), educational institutions, and academic researchers. The overall goal is to assemble authoritative and current information that is accessible to a wide range of readers: intelligence and security professionals, educators, students, journalists, business professionals, and interested members of the public...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Wireless and Mobile Communications (EWMC)
The bestselling first edition of Encyclopedia of Wireless and Mobile Communications filled a need for a comprehensive yet concise resource that made important information easily accessible. Updated and expanded to keep pace with the ever-evolving field of telecommunications, this second is poised to do the same.
From acoustic communications and data compression to optical fibers and wireless sensor networks, this new edition provides 59 new entries on essential topics in the wireless and mobile communications field. Collectively, approximately 230 entries encompass the foundations, technologies, applications, and emerging elements of this dynamic field...Read more.
Chemistry and Physics
Encyclopedia of Aluminum and Its Alloys (EAIA)
The Encyclopedia of Aluminum and Its Alloys will be an authoritative and comprehensive reference covering all major aspects of metallurgical science and engineering of metals including (but not limited to): iron and steel, aluminum, copper, titanium, nickel, tin, and their alloys. Topical coverage will be comprehensive and will include all related engineering and scientific disciplines and will include extensive coverage of properties and recommended practices. The objective is to provide a single comprehensive reference work that brings together the science, engineering and technological aspects of all industrially important metals and alloys with this breadth and scope.
Planned as a multi-volume set, the Encyclopedia of Aluminum and Its Alloys will include entries written by authoritative experts in each subject area, under the guidance of an international panel of key researchers from academia, national laboratories and industry. Entries will be alphabetically organized so that key terms are easily located, and related topics cross-linked for additional information...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing (ECHP)
The Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing caters to engineers, scientists, researchers, inventors, professors, and students, as well as general readers in academia, industry, research institutions, government, and legal practices. The Encyclopedia has been designed to address the needs of practicing engineers and scientists, businessmen, lawyers, industrial executives, and professionals in the chemical processing and technology arena.
The Encyclopedia encompasses the entire realm of chemical processing, including...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Chromatography (ECHR)
The thoroughly revised and expanded Third Edition of the Encyclopedia of Chromatography is an authoritative source of information for practitioners and researchers in chemistry, biology, physics, engineering, and materials science. It is a quick reference source and a clear guide to specific chromatographic techniques and theory, providing a basic introduction to the science and technology of the method, as well as leading, key references dealing with the theory and methodology for analysis of specific chemicals and applications in industry.
The Third Edition provides an abundance of updated topics, applications, and references to the literature, many discussions on emerging technologies and applications in chromatography, including numerous tables and figures to illustrate and clarify technical points presented in the articles—showcasing modern applications and instrumentation in use today—and detailed discussions of the methodology with authoritative coverage of the instrumentation and theoretical aspects of chromatography...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Iron, Steel, and Their Alloys (EISA)
The Encyclopedia of Iron, Steel, and Their Alloys will be an authoritative and comprehensive reference covering all major aspects of metallurgical science and engineering of iron and steel and their alloys. Topical coverage will include extensive coverage of properties and recommended practices. The objective is to provide a single comprehensive reference work that brings together the science, engineering and technological aspects.
The Encyclopedia of Iron, Steel, and Their Alloys will include entries written by authoritative experts in each subject area, under the guidance of an international panel of key researchers from academia, national laboratories and industry...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Magnesium and Its Alloys (EMIA)
The Encyclopedia of Magnesium and Its Alloys will be an authoritative and comprehensive reference covering all major aspects of metallurgical science and engineering of magnesium and its alloys. Topical coverage will be comprehensive and will include all related engineering and scientific disciplines and will include extensive coverage of properties and recommended practices. The objective will be to provide a single comprehensive reference work that brings together the science, engineering and technological aspects of all industrially important metals and alloys with this breadth and scope.
Planned as a multi-volume set, the Encyclopedia of Magnesium Alloys will include entries written by authoritative experts in each subject area, under the guidance of an international panel of key researchers from academia, national laboratories, and industry. Entries will be alphabetically organized so that key terms are easily located, and related topics cross-linked for additional information...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Plasma Technology (EPLT)
The Encyclopedia of Plasma Technology will cover such hot technologies as:–Nanotechnology,
–Solar cell technology,
–Biomedical & clinical applications,
–Sustainability & clean technologies.
Being a highly interdisciplinary subject, it will bridge materials science, industrial chemistry, physics, and engineering—making it a must-have for researchers in industry and academia, as well as those working in application-oriented plasma technology. It promises to be the premier resource for a range of engineer physicists, chemists and material scientists for many years...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science (ESCS)
Reflecting the rapid advances across many fields, this Encyclopedia transcends the broad, multidisciplinary scope of interface science and draws together the interface-related aspects of chemistry, materials sciences and engineering, biology, physics, computer sciences, and applied mathematics.
Whether you are a student encountering colloid and interface science for the first time, a senior scientist desiring to become more familiar with surfaces, or a specialist browsing for new results, ideas and insights, the Encyclopedia of Surface and Colloid Science, Second Edition conveys the essence of the field...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry (ESMC)
The Encyclopedia of Supramolecular Chemistry offers authoritative, reliable information on the topic of supramolecular chemistry. A reference suitable for students and specialists, the encyclopedia covers the fundamentals of this respective topic and sets the standard for relevant future research.
The encyclopedia encompasses the entire realm of supramolecular chemistry, including:
– over 200 cross-referenced articles on such rapidly growing and potentially “symbiotic” areas as chemistry, materials sciences and engineering, biology, biochemistry, physics, computer sciences, environmental sciences/engineering, and applied mathematics; many new discussions on emerging technologies and applications in supramolecular chemistry;
– numerous tables and figures to illustrate and clarify technical points and applications presented in the text...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Energy Engineering and Technology (EEE)
The goal of the Encyclopedia is to provide an invaluable reference that spans a broad spectrum of topics in energy engineering and technology. The online version of the Encyclopedia is a dynamic resource that will grow as time and knowledge progress.
Using limited energy resources in sustainable ways, energy engineers and technologists have made our lives comfortable and affordable. However, due to an expanding world population, the global energy resources are being increasingly strained...Read more.
Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology (ENN)
The Dekker Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology offers nearly 400 articles from all disciplines that are exploring the implications of engineering and manipulating science at the nanoscale — between one and one hundred nanometers. This includes, but is by no means limited to, biomedicine, chemistry, quantum physics, information processing, and electrical engineering. The reference covers subjects all major applications, theories, and methodologies as well as the future benefits and potential of this cutting edge knowledge...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Optical and Photonic Engineering (EOE)
From astronomy to x-ray optics, this Encyclopedia contains more than 230 vivid entries examining the most intriguing technological advances and perspectives from distinguished professionals around the globe, selecting topics of utmost importance in areas including digital image enhancement, biological modeling, biomedical spectroscopy, and ocean optics for thorough coverage of recent applications in this continually expanding field.
Compiled by 300 of the most widely respected names in the electrooptic sciences, the Encyclopedia is destined to serve as the premiere guide in the field with nearly 2000 figures, 560 photographs, 260 tables, and 3800 equations...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Management (EEM)
The Encyclopedia of Environmental Management will give a quick access to a description of all pollution problems, their sources and their solutions. In addition to entries covering all relevant topics, there will be many overview tables that for all the relevant environmental problems will give an answer (together with the details in the entries of course) to the following core questions like: What is a pollution problem and what are its implications? What are the sources – qualitatively and quantitatively? How can we assess the problem? How can we solve the problem considering the following tools: environmental technology, ecotechnology, cleaner technology, and environmental legislation? How can we consider the problem as part of a general environmental strategy?...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering (EESE)
The Encyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering, Sixth Edition is still the most comprehensive, authoritative reference available in the field. This monumental two-volume encyclopedia now includes entries on topics ranging from acid rain, air pollution, and community health to environmental law, instrumentation, modeling, alternative energy, radioactive waste, and water treatment.
The broad coverage includes highly specialized topics as well as those that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries, reflecting the interdisciplinary skills and knowledge required by environmental researchers and engineers....Read more.
Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards (ENH)
The goal of this Encyclopedia is to provide an authoritative reference that covers concepts and case studies within the area of natural hazard prediction and assessment. With 400 planned entries, it will provide a comprehensive treatment of natural hazards associated with land, ocean, atmosphere, land-ocean-atmosphere coupling and those induced by climate change. The Encyclopedia promises to be the premier resource for engineers, researchers, first responders, and graduate students working on the prediction and mitigation of disasters, as well as geophysics. Each topical entry will be 10-30 double-spaced manuscript pages in length with necessary graphical and photographic support and citations of references...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Natural Resources (ENR)
The goal of the Encyclopedia is to provide an authoritative reference that covers a broad spectrum of topics in natural resources. The Encyclopedia will consist of three (3) volumes under the titles of Land, Air, and Water.
Land, Air, and Water are the most precious natural resources that sustain life and civilization. Maintenance of clean air and water and preservation of land resources and native biological diversity are among the major challenges that the society is facing for the sustainability of all well-being on the planet Earth...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering (EBBE)
Written by more than 400 subject experts representing diverse academic and applied domains, this multidisciplinary resource surveys the vanguard of biomaterials and biomedical engineering technologies utilizing biomaterials that lead to quality-of-life improvements. Building on traditional engineering principles, it serves to bridge advances in materials science, life sciences, nanotechnology, and cell biology to innovations in solving medical problems with applications in tissue engineering, prosthetics, drug delivery, biosensors, and medical devices...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials (EBPP)
The Encyclopedia of Biomedical Polymers and Polymeric Biomaterials presents state-of-the-art research and development on the synthesis, properties, and applications of novel polymers in an integral area. This groundbreaking work includes a large number of contributors from around the world for a reference publication in biomedical polymers and polymeric biomaterials. Featuring multiple articles on many subjects, the encyclopedia offers a broad-based perspective on a multitude of topics, as well as detailed research information, figures, tables, illustrations, and references. From novices to experienced researchers, this encyclopedia is highly recommended for anyone in the field of polymer science and biomaterials...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Biopharmaceutical Statistics (EBS)
In recent years, there has been an explosive growth of biopharmaceutical and clinical research, including the development of new medicines for treating severe or life-threatening diseases. Biopharmaceutical statistics plays an extremely important role in ensuring not only the efficacy and safety of the medicine under investigation, but also that the pharmaceutical product possesses good drug characteristics, such as identity, strength, purity, quality, stability, and reproducibility. Widely used by pharmaceutical scientists, clinical researchers, and biostatistics, the Encyclopedia of Biopharmaceutical Statistics, Third Edition is an essential resource on the evolving state of this important field...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Clinical Pharmacy (ECP)
The Encyclopedia of Clinical Pharmacy is a valuable resource for today's clinical pharmacist and pharmacotherapist. Compiling expertise and recommendations from the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, the Encyclopedia unravels the increasing complexity of pharmacotherapy, the problems of medication-related morbidity and mortality, and the impact that clinically empowered pharmacists have on assuring safe and effective pharmaceutical care for patients...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements (EDS)
The Encyclopedia of Dietary Supplements presents peer-reviewed, objective entries that rigorously examine the most significant scientific research on basic chemical, preclinical, and clinical data. Designed for healthcare professionals, researchers, and health-conscious consumers, it presents evidence-based information on the major vitamin and mineral micronutrients, herbs, botanicals, phytochemicals, and other bioactive preparations.
Supplements covered include:
Encyclopedia of Medical Genomics and Proteomics (EMGP)
Updating researchers on phenomenal progress in the field of molecular medicine the Encyclopedia of Medical Genomics and Proteomics offers trailblazing studies and authoritative contributions from more than 400 specialists. An important and timely contribution to the biomedical community, the encyclopedia compiles recommendations and research and features coverage of key methods and technologies related to a range of areas.
Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (EPT)
Presenting authoritative and engaging articles on all aspects of drug development, dosage, manufacturing, and regulation, the Encyclopedia of Pharmaceutical Science and Technology enables the pharmaceutical specialist and novice alike to keep abreast of developments in this rapidly evolving and highly competitive field. A dependable reference tool and constant companion for years to come, the Third Edition will offer completely new entries that cover critical issues in the field such as the impact of genomics, biotechnology, and implants on drug discovery, targeting, delivery, and formulation. In addition, it will address new regulatory issues, such as the changes in advertising regulations, and emerging FDA procedures...Read more.
Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications (EPA)
The Encyclopedia of Polymer Applications presents state-of-the-art research and development on polymer applications. This groundbreaking work includes a large number of articles contributed from researchers around the world for a reference publication in polymer applications. With multiple articles on many subjects, the encyclopedia will offer a broad-based perspective on a multitude of topics, as well as detailed research information, figures, tables, illustrations, and references. It is also envisioned that the encyclopedia will be updated in a timely manner as new research unfolds, which will continue to provide researchers with the latest advances in the field...Read more.