Forensic Investigations and Risk Management in Mobile and Wireless Communications
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Forensic Investigations and Risk Management in Mobile and Wireless Communications

Mobile forensics has grown from a relatively obscure tradecraft to a crucial part of many criminal investigations, and is now used daily by examiners and analysts within local, state, and federal law enforcement as well as within the military, US government organizations, and the private "e-Discovery" industry. Developments in forensic research, tools, and processes over the past decade have been very successful and continue to chang...

Ethics and the Built Environment (Professional Ethics)
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Ethics and the Built Environment (Professional Ethics)

Much has been written in recent years on environmental ethics relating to the more general 'natural' environment but little specifically written about ethics of the built environment. Ethics and the Built Environment responds to this need and offers a debate on the ethical dimension of building in all its forms from a variety of disciplinary perspectives and approaches. This book should be of interest to architects, students of build...

Safety of Reactive Chemicals and Pyrotechnics
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Safety of Reactive Chemicals and Pyrotechnics

This book is a general review of the hazard associated with the manipulation of reactive chemicals. It was one of my first readings on the subject and was very instructive, very general and not too theoretical. The book gives the classical basic criteria for suspecting a substance to be hazardous, describes the energy release mechanisms, then explains clearly the different theoretical and experimental methods for hazard screening and...

Fundamentals of Structural Analysis
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Fundamentals of Structural Analysis

Fundamentals of Structural Analysis introduces, engineering and architectural students, to the basic techniques for analyzing the most common structural elements, including: beams, trusses, frames, cables, and arches. The content in this textbook covers the classical methods of analysis for determinate and indeterminate structures, and provides an introduction to the matrix formulation on which computer analysis is based. Although it...

Control Systems for Complete Idiots
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Control Systems for Complete Idiots

This is a good introduction to control systems. This covers most of the topics covered in a typical beginners control system class, albeit with less rigor. This is a good place to start learning about control systems.

Introduction to Digital Speech Processing (Foundations and Trends in Signal Processing)
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Introduction to Digital Speech Processing

Introduction to Digital Speech Processing provides the reader with a practical introduction to the wide range of important concepts that comprise the field of digital speech processing. It serves as an invaluable reference for students embarking on speech research as well as the experienced researcher already working in the field, who can utilize the book as a reference guide.

Laser Space Communications (Artech House Space Technology and Applications)
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Laser Space Communications

The book is an excellent reference for systems engineers interested in space optical communications. It provides the needed technical and operational insights to develop and analyze a space based optical communications architecture, estimate its performance and consider alternatives. The author also addresses the potential shortcomings of a laser communications system by suggesting a hybrid approach that includes an RF component. The...

The Pellet Handbook: The Production and Thermal Utilization of Pellets
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The Pellet Handbook: The Production and Thermal Utilization of Pellets

'Undoubtedly the most comprehensive work ever produced on this subject ... Well illustrated and easy to read, the book will surely become the essential reference for our industry.' Gordon Murray, Executive Director, Wood Pellet Association of Canada 'In-depth like a PhD thesis and practical like a good tourist guide.' Remco Frenken, Senior Vice President Global Green Commodities at RWE trading 'A renowned group of experts have gather...

Natural Disasters and Cultural Change (One World Archaeology)
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Natural Disasters and Cultural Change (One World Archaeology)

Human cultures have been interacting with natural hazards since the dawn of time. This book explores these interactions in detail and revisits some famous catastrophes including the eruptions of Thera and Vesuvius. These studies demonstrate that diverse human cultures had well-developed strategies which facilitated their response to extreme natural events.