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Advances in Discourse Analysis

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ISBN: 9781789857573 9781789857580 Year: Pages: 130 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.79317 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Sociology
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This book is an open access publication edited by IntechOpen. Its main goal is to summarize current research in the discourse analysis area. It provides a scientific platform for researchers to publish the latest studies and developments in both theoretical and practical aspects of discourse analysis and to make it more visible. The book is an excellent way for disseminating inspiring visions, innovative research methods, and research findings in this interdisciplinary field.It is a fact that in our postmodern times, the discourse has gained new connections and dimensions through fundamental changes and structural progress. Therefore, the research of the discourse generates new knowledge, creates a favorable atmosphere for change, and provides people with information and data that help them to benefit directly in their everyday life.

Aldosterone-Mineralocorticoid Receptor - Cell Biology to Translational Medicine

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ISBN: 9781839621987 9781839621994 9781839622007 Year: Pages: 300 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69065 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Internal medicine
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This book is an open access dissemination of the EU COST Action ADMIRE in Aldosterone/Mineralocorticoid Receptor (MR) physiology and pathophysiology. Aldosterone is the major hormone regulating blood pressure. Alterations in blood levels of aldosterone and genetic mutations in the MR receptor are major causes of hypertension and comorbidities. Many of the drugs in clinical use, and in development for treating hypertension, target aldosterone and MR actions in the kidney and cardiovascular system. The ADMIRE book assembles review chapters from 16 European ADMIRE laboratories providing the latest insights into mechanisms of aldosterone synthesis/secretion, aldosterone/MR physiology and signaling, and the pathophysiological roles of aldosterone/MR activation.

Applied Adhesive Bonding in Science and Technology

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ISBN: 9789535138396 9789535138402 9789535140726 Year: Pages: 144 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68926 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Mechanical Engineering
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This book brings together scientists and provides the reader with a comprehensive overview of some recent developments in the field of adhesive bonding with the contributions of internationally recognized authors. This book is divided into three sections: ""Structural Adhesive Bonding,"" ""Wood Adhesive Bonding,"" and ""Adhesive Bonding in Medical Applications."" Each section presents an important review and some applications of the adhesive bonding in various different disciplines. I hope that the book published in open access will help researchers to benefit from it.

Open and Equal Access for Learning in School Management

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ISBN: 9781789231748 9781789231755 Year: Pages: 258 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68699 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Technology (General)
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This book encapsulates four sections about open and equal access for learning in school management. The first section is related to school management and leadership. Second section of the book gives insight on school culture. Third section of the book underlines the importance of open learning. Latest section of the book covers the importance of equal acess and learning in curriculum, environment, gender, youth. I have a firm belief that authors can find great insights on open and equal access for learning from different reflections and researches of chapters.

Social Responsibility

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ISBN: 9781789234428 9781789234435 Year: Pages: 158 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.71709 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Business and Management
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With globalisation on the rise and capitalism expanding, social responsibility, corporate as well as individual social responsibility, plays an important part to save the natural environment and improve the lives of citizens. But how responsibly do corporations and ordinary citizens act in order to meet the demands of our fast-changing world? Authors from different universities contribute their knowledge on this open-access platform to be shared at a global level. This book starts off by contemplating whether the concept of world society could be an ice-breaker for a global shift in sociology (Wittmann); it critically assesses social responsibility of Spanish university students (Ramos), discusses professional social responsibility in engineering (Bielefeldt), looks at conflicts in Kenya's mining industry (Abuya) and evaluates the public healthcare system in Italy (Comite) and the corporate and consumer social responsibility in the Italian food industry (Boccia & Covino). The book also includes guidelines for managers who want to enter the corporate world (Gorondutse & Hilman) and ends with a chapter examining Chinese consumers' attitudes towards counterfeit goods (Kozar & Huang). The collective contributions of these experts provide updates regarding ongoing research and developments in relation to the urgent need for improved social responsibility.

East African Community Law

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ISBN: 9789004322066 9789004322073 Year: Pages: 556 DOI: 10.1163/9789004322073 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
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Written by leading experts in EAC and EU law, including the President of the EACJ, East African Community Law is the first comprehensive and open-access text book on EAC law which also provides a systemic comparison with the EU.

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People's Movements in the 21st Century - Risks, Challenges and Benefits

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ISBN: 9789535129233 9789535129240 9789535141136 Year: Pages: 284 DOI: 10.5772/63665 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: History --- Migration
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The UNHCR assures us that never before have there been so many people on the move at the same time, mainly because of war-inflicted circumstances. Authors from different reputed institutions share their knowledge on this open-access platform to disseminate their knowledge at the global level. This book captures issues involved in meeting the challenges of people's movements in the twenty-first century. It explores attitudes of previously colonized people in a post-colonial period, analyses food insecurity in Canada, quality of life of elderly Turkish and Polish migrants in Germany, suicidal behaviours of immigrants admitted to an Italian-teaching hospital, and migration from a public healthcare perspective and points to the problem of tuberculosis among immigrants. Challenges of a more personal nature relate to second-language learning and acculturation of Brazilian migrants in Portugal and Asians as model minorities. Empirical evidence of why immigrants leave Norway is provided, and there is a discussion on the new actors of international migration (foreign students). This book closes with the voices of trailing women when it comes to the decision to emigrate. The collective contributions from experts attempt to provide updates regarding ongoing research and developments pertaining to migration.

Shape Memory Alloys - Fundamentals and Applications

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ISBN: 9789535134558 9789535134565 Year: Pages: 136 DOI: 10.5772/66914 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Mining and Metallurgy
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This book is a result of contributions of experts from international scientific community working in different aspects of shape memory alloys (SMAs) and reports on the state-of-the-art research and development findings on this topic through original and innovative research studies. Through its five chapters, the reader will have access to works related to ferromagnetic SMAs, while it introduces some specific applications like development of faster SMA actuators and application of nanostructural SMAs in medical devices. The book contains up-to-date publications of leading experts, and the edition is intended to furnish valuable recent information to the professionals involved in shape memory alloys analysis and applications. The text is addressed not only to researchers but also to professional engineers, students, and other experts in a variety of disciplines, both academic and industrial, seeking to gain a better understanding of what has been done in the field recently and what kind of open problems are in this area.

RoCKIn - Benchmarking Through Robot Competitions

ISBN: 9789535133735 9789535133742 Year: Pages: 116 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.69115 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Mechanical Engineering
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The book ""RoCKIn - Benchmarking Through Robot Competitions"" describes the activities and achievements on the promotion of Robotics research and benchmarking in Europe through robot competitions, carried out within the framework of the RoCKIn (""Robot Competitions Kick Innovation in Cognitive Systems and Robotics"") Coordination Action, a project funded by the European Commission (EC) 7th Framework Programme (FP7). RoCKIn was one of the two pioneer projects on robot competitions in Europe funded by the EC, representing the acknowledgment of robot competitions as important tools to advance research on Robotics, besides education and public awareness of Robotics. Two challenges were selected for the RoCKIn competitions due to their high relevance and impact on Europe's societal and industrial needs: domestic service robots (RoCKIn@Home) and innovative robot applications in industry (RoCKIn@Work). Along the book chapters the reader will find details on RoCKIn@Home and RoCKIn@Work, and about the activities carried out during the project lifetime, namely the developed open domain test beds for competitions targeting the two challenges and usable by researchers worldwide; the scoring and benchmarking methods to assess the performance of robot systems and subsystems; and the building up of a community of new teams. The book ends with an assessment by the project industrial partner about the impact of RoCKIn and other robot competitions on the industrial robot markets.

The project work was funded by the European Commission (EC) 7th Framework Programme (FP7), under the 9th Call for projects on Information and Communication Technologies. The publishing of this book was funded by the EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot programme.

Search and Rescue Robotics - From Theory to Practice

ISBN: 9789535133759 9789535133766 Year: Pages: 262 DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.68449 Language: English
Publisher: IntechOpen
Subject: Mechanical Engineering
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In the event of large crises (earthquakes, typhoons, floods, ...), a primordial task of the fire and rescue services is the search for human survivors on the incident site. This is a complex and dangerous task, which - too often - leads to loss of lives among the human crisis managers themselves. This book explains how unmanned search can be added to the toolkit of the search and rescue workers, offering a valuable tool to save human lives and to speed up the search and rescue process. The introduction of robotic tools in the world of search and rescue is not straightforward, due to the fact that the search and rescue context is extremely technology-unfriendly, meaning that very robust solutions, which can be deployed extremely quickly, are required. Multiple research projects across the world are tackling this problem and in this book, a special focus is placed on showcasing the results of the European Union ICARUS project on this subject. The ICARUS project proposes to equip first responders with a comprehensive and integrated set of unmanned search and rescue tools, to increase the situational awareness of human crisis managers, so that more work can be done in a shorter amount of time. The ICARUS tools consist of assistive unmanned air, ground, and sea vehicles, equipped with victim-detection sensors. The unmanned vehicles collaborate as a coordinated team, communicating via ad hoc cognitive radio networking. To ensure optimal human-robot collaboration, these tools are seamlessly integrated into the command and control equipment of the human crisis managers and a set of training and support tools is provided to them in order to learn to use the ICARUS system.

The research leading to these results has received funding from the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under grant agreement number 285417. The publishing of this book was funded by the EC FP7 Post-Grant Open Access Pilot programme.

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