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Progress(es), Theories and Practices: Proceedings of the 3rd International Multidisciplinary Congress on Proportion Harmonies Identities (PHI 2017), October 4-7, 2017, Bari, Italy

Mário S. Ming Kong, Maria do Rosário Monteiro, Maria João Pereira Neto
September 20, 2017

The texts presented in Proportion Harmonies and Identities (PHI) - Progress(es) - Theories and Practices were compiled with the intent to establish a platform for the presentation, interaction and dissemination of research. It aims also to foster the awareness of and discussion on the topics of...

Cognition, Assessment and Debriefing in Aviation

Wolff-Michael Roth
July 06, 2017

Debriefing is a major component of the job in many high-risk industries where errors can have considerable, often deadly consequences, including combat, surgery, and aviation. Although there exists considerable literature on debriefing, recent reviews of the literature suggest (a) shortcomings in...

Human Variation: From the Laboratory to the Field

C.G. Nicholas Mascie-Taylor, Akira Yasukouchi, Stanley Ulijaszek
May 31, 2017

The transition in anthropological and biomedical research methods over the past 50 years, from anthropometric and craniometric measurements to large-scale microarray genetic studies has resulted in continued revision of opinions and ideas relating to the factors and forces that drive human...

Responses to Disasters and Climate Change: Understanding Vulnerability and Fostering Resilience

Michele Companion, Miriam S. Chaiken
December 20, 2016

As the global climate shifts, communities are faced with a myriad of mitigation and adaptation challenges. These highlight the political, cultural, economic, social, and physical vulnerability of social groups, communities, families, and individuals. They also foster resilience and creative...

Comparative Bone Identification: Human Subadult to Nonhuman

Diane L. France
November 04, 2016

Building on the success, and maintaining the format, of the best-selling Human and Nonhuman Bone Identification: A Color Atlas (ISBN: 978-1-4200-6286-1), Comparative Bone Identification: Human Subadult to Nonhuman presents new images of human bones representing many states of maturation from...

Utopia(s) - Worlds and Frontiers of the Imaginary: Proceedings of the 2nd International Multidisciplinary Congress, October 20-22, 2016, Lisbon, Portugal

Maria do Rosário Monteiro, Mário S. Ming Kong, Maria João Pereira Neto
September 23, 2016

The idea of Utopia springs from a natural desire of transformation, of evolution pertaining to humankind and, therefore, one can find expressions of “utopian” desire in every civilization. Having to do explicitly with human condition, Utopia accompanies closely cultural evolution, almost as a...

Forensic Entomology: International Dimensions and Frontiers

Jeffery Keith Tomberlin, M. Eric Benbow
March 03, 2015

The use of forensic entomology has become established as a global science. Recent efforts in the field bridge multiple disciplines including, but not limited to, microbiology, chemistry, genetics, and systematics as well as ecology and evolution. The first book of its kind, Forensic Entomology:...

Biological Affinity in Forensic Identification of Human Skeletal Remains: Beyond Black and White

Gregory E. Berg, Sabrina C Ta'ala
December 13, 2014

Ancestry determination in the identification of unknown remains can be a challenge for forensic scientists and anthropologists, especially when the remains available for testing are limited. There are various techniques for the assessment of ancestry, ranging from traditional to new microbiological...

Human Scent Evidence

Paola A. Prada, Allison M. Curran, Kenneth G. Furton
October 14, 2014

During the last decade, a significant number of scientific studies have supported the use of human scent as a biometric tool and indicator of the presence, or absence, of an individual at a crime scene. These findings even extend to conducting scent identification line-ups with suspects. Human...

DNA Analysis for Missing Person Identification in Mass Fatalities

Amanda C Sozer
January 28, 2014

Advances in DNA technology have expanded such that forensic DNA profiling is now considered a routine method for identifying victims of mass fatalities. Originating from an initiative funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of State, DNA Analysis for Missing Person Identification in Mass...

Advances in Forensic Human Identification

Xanthe Mallett, Teri Blythe, Rachel Berry
January 24, 2014

As forensic human identification receives increased global attention, practitioners, policy makers, and students need an appropriate resource that describes current methods and modalities that have shaped today’s policies and protocols. A supplemental follow-up to Forensic Human Identification: An...

Manual of Forensic Odontology, Fifth Edition

David R. Senn, Richard A. Weems
January 22, 2013

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’...