Series: Modern Mechanics and Mathematics
This handbook covers the peridynamic modeling of failure and damage. Peridynamics is a reformulation of continuum mechanics based on the integration of interactions rather than the spatial differentiation of displacements. The book extends the classical theory of continuum mechanics to allow...
To Be Published March 25th 2015 by Chapman and Hall/CRC
The Floor Managers Guide to the Leadership and Improvement
Based on the author’s experience successfully managing floor operations at a Toyota plant for many years, this book documents a process, or "roadmap," to facilitate success for anyone tasked with this job. It presents an actionable methodology and gives readers insights into proven techniques that...
To Be Published November 15th 2014 by Productivity Press
To date, climate change adaptation and mitigation have been treated separately both in research and in the climate negotiations. However, a growing body of literature is now being developed that points to actual and potential synergies and trade-offs between responses to climate change and...
Published August 15th 2014 by Routledge
The Dialects of English in Britain and Ireland
The publication in the past ten years of linguistic atlases of England and Scotland has not only advanced our knowledge of the lexical and morphological variety inherent in the English language, but has made it possible to establish a number of methodological principles for the study of language...
Published November 21st 2013 by Routledge
A Practical Guide to Implementing Lean
Written by a recognized leader in the manufacturing industry with nearly two decades of experience working for Toyota, this book supplies a firsthand account of the realities behind implementing the Toyota Production System (TPS). The Toyota Kaizen Continuum: A Practical Guide to Implementing Lean...
Published August 29th 2011 by Productivity Press
A Worldwide Perspective on the Problems, Policies and Solutions
Is noise the most neglected green issue of our age? This book argues compellingly that it is, and tells you all you need to know about noise as a social, cultural, environmental and health issue. Across the world, more people are disturbed by noise in their day-today lives than by any other...
Published August 24th 2011 by Routledge
Series: One Stop Doc
The One Stop Doc books have been designed by medical students for medical students to consolidate their knowledge, subject by subject and system by system. For each area studied there are only so many questions an examiner can ask; they are presented here with clear explanations that allow the...
Published May 25th 2007 by CRC Press
Series: Advances in Soil Science
Since carbon sequestration in soils reduces the amount of carbon available to the atmosphere, the Kyoto Protocols have heightened interest in soil carbon pools and their effect on carbon fluxes. Assessment Methods for Soil Carbon addresses many of the questions related to the measurement,...
Published December 28th 2000 by CRC Press
Tropical ecosystems - the regions between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn - play an important role in global processes, economic issues, and political concerns. In their natural state, tropical ecosystems support a large quantity of above- and below-ground biomass, and constitute a major part...
Published December 20th 1999 by CRC Press
Gender, Health and Welfare deals primarily with the century before the creation of the classic welfare state in Britain. It provides a stimulating introduction to an historical era which saw a huge expansion in welfare services, both state and voluntary, and during which women emerged as...
Published June 25th 1998 by Routledge