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Practical Handbook of Remote Sensing

Samantha Lavender, Andrew Lavender
November 24, 2015

A Beginner’s Guide to the World of Satellite Data Over a thousand active satellites are in orbit around the Earth with applications including navigation, the transmission of data and satellite remote sensing; a space-based technology providing data accessible to everyone. The Practical Handbook of...

Hurricane Mitigation for the Built Environment

Ricardo A. Alvarez
November 24, 2015

"Alvarez drives home the point that for buildings and communities located in hurricane-prone regions, it is not a question of whether the area will be impacted, but when it will be impacted. The book makes a strong case for taking responsibility to understand the vulnerabilities of buildings and...

Civilian Oversight of Police: Advancing Accountability in Law Enforcement

Tim Prenzler, Garth den Heyer
November 03, 2015

Exploring the complex and controversial topic of civilian oversight of police, this book analyzes the issues and debates entailed by civilian oversight by using worldwide perspectives, in-depth case studies, and a wealth of survey data. Integrating and summarizing decades of research from many...

Living with Climate Change: How Communities Are Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Climate

Jane A. Bullock, George D. Haddow, Kim S. Haddow, Damon P. Coppola
October 20, 2015

The climate has changed and communities across America are living with the consequences: rapid sea level rise, multi-state wildfires, heat waves, and enduring drought. Living with Climate Change: How Communities Are Surviving and Thriving in a Changing Climate details the steps cities are taking...

Disaster Recovery, Second Edition

Brenda D. Phillips
October 16, 2015

Since the publication of the first edition of Disaster Recovery, a number of important new studies and guides have become available. Now revised, updated, and expanded, this second edition meets the high standards for providing evidence-based best practices in a user-friendly textbook set by its...

Policing American Indians: A Unique Chapter in American Jurisprudence

Laurence Armand French
October 09, 2015

Bias, prejudice, and corruption riddle the history of US jurisprudence. Policing American Indians: A Unique Chapter in American Jurisprudence explores these injustices, specifically the treatment of American Indians. A mix of academic research as well as field experience, this book draws on author...

The Private Sector's Role in Disasters: Leveraging the Private Sector in Emergency Management

Alessandra Jerolleman, John J. Kiefer, Ph.D.
October 05, 2015

This book examines the role of the private sector in emergency management and how that role is changing through private sector intersections with government, government agencies, and the public sectors in all phases of emergency management. It particularly focuses on the areas in which government...

Just Ordinary Robots: Automation from Love to War

Lamber Royakkers, Rinie van Est
September 04, 2015

A social robot is a robot that interacts and communicates with humans or other autonomous physical agents by following social behaviors and rules attached to its role. We seem to accept the use of robots that perform dull, dirty, and dangerous jobs. But how far do we want to go with the automation...

The Dirty Side of the Garment Industry: Fast Fashion and Its Negative Impact on Environment and Society

Nikolay Anguelov
September 04, 2015

When thinking about lowering or changing consumption to lower carbon footprints, the obvious offenders come easily to mind: petroleum and petroleum products, paper and plastic, even food. But not clothes. Although the clothing industry is the second largest polluter after agriculture, most...

Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces in Tropical and Subtropical Areas

Hongsheng Zhang, Hui Lin, Yuanzhi Zhang, Qihao Weng
September 01, 2015

Remote Sensing of Impervious Surfaces in Tropical and Subtropical Areas offers a complete and thorough system for using optical and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) remote sensing data for improving impervious surface estimation (ISE). Highlighting tropical and subtropical areas where there is...

Food Policy: Looking Forward from the Past

Janel Obenchain, Arlene Spark
August 26, 2015

Access to safe, adequate, and nutritionally balanced food is a cornerstone of public health. Food Policy: Looking Forward from the Past examines the influences of grassroots movements, the government, and industry on the US food systems. The authors explore the intersection of food and nutrition...

Understanding Spectrum Liberalisation

Martin Sims, Toby Youell, Richard Womersley
August 26, 2015

Until the 1990s, almost all spectrum licenses were given away practically for free—even the first mobile licenses which laid the foundation for multi-billion dollar companies that dominate stock markets around the world. In the past fifteen years, there has been a concerted attempt to liberalise...