Auditory Information Processing

Auditory Information Processing

This book explains neural function at the level of ion channels and membrane excitability in neurons along the ascending auditory pathway. Airborne sound information is captured by the ears, transformed to neural electrical signals, and then processed in the brain. Readers will find full descriptions of these processes of signal transduction and transformation. First, it … Read more

Contested Czech Cities: From Urban Grassroots to Pro-democratic Populism

Contested Czech Cities: From Urban Grassroots to Pro-democratic Populism

This book focuses on urban grassroots movements in post-socialist Czechia and their struggle against unprofessional and nondemocratic urban processes in their cities. It shows that in the context of neoliberal urban restructuring, weakly consolidated democracy, and corporate capture of the local state, urban activists often resort to entering electoral competition as the only efficient way … Read more

Proceedings of 2019 Chinese Intelligent Systems Conference: Volume III

Proceedings of 2019 Chinese Intelligent Systems Conference: Volume III

This book showcases new theoretical findings and techniques in the field of intelligent systems and control. It presents in-depth studies on a number of major topics, including: Multi-Agent Systems, Complex Networks, Intelligent Robots, Complex System Theory and Swarm Behavior, Event-Triggered Control and Data-Driven Control, Robust and Adaptive Control, Big Data and Brain Science, Process Control, … Read more

Smart Intelligent Computing and Applications : Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Smart Computing and Informatics, Volume 2

Smart Intelligent Computing and Applications : Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Smart Computing and Informatics, Volume 2

This book presents high-quality papers from the Third International Conference on Smart Computing and Informatics (SCI 201819), organized by the School of Computer Engineering and School of Computer Application, Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology Deemed to be University, Bhubaneswar, from 21 to 22 December 2018. It includes advanced and multi-disciplinary research on the design of … Read more

Proceedings of 2019 Chinese Intelligent Systems Conference: Volume II

Proceedings of 2019 Chinese Intelligent Systems Conference: Volume II

This book showcases new theoretical findings and techniques in the field of intelligent systems and control. It presents in-depth studies on a number of major topics, including: Multi-Agent Systems, Complex Networks, Intelligent Robots, Complex System Theory and Swarm Behavior, Event-Triggered Control and Data-Driven Control, Robust and Adaptive Control, Big Data and Brain Science, Process Control, … Read more

Proceedings of 2019 Chinese Intelligent Systems Conference: Volume I

Proceedings of 2019 Chinese Intelligent Systems Conference: Volume I

This book showcases new theoretical findings and techniques in the field of intelligent systems and control. It presents in-depth studies on a number of major topics, including: Multi-Agent Systems, Complex Networks, Intelligent Robots, Complex System Theory and Swarm Behavior, Event-Triggered Control and Data-Driven Control, Robust and Adaptive Control, Big Data and Brain Science, Process Control, … Read more

Roles of Financial Institutions and Credit Guarantees in Regional Revitalization in Japan

Roles of Financial Institutions and Credit Guarantees in Regional Revitalization in Japan

This book is about the roles that financial institutions are expected to play for revitalizing regional economies in Japan, which face several serious problems such as a rapidly aging population as well as a sharp decline in population. The Japanese government expects regional financial institutions to contribute to that revitalization. Actually, Japanese regional financial institutions … Read more

Chinas War in Korea: Strategic Culture and Geopolitics

Chinas War in Korea: Strategic Culture and Geopolitics

This book re-visits the history of the Korean War of 1950-1953 from a Chinese perspective, examining Chinese strategy and exploring why China sent three million troops to Korea, in Maos words, to defend the homeland and safeguard the countrygiving rise to what became the wars common name in China. It also looks into the relatively … Read more

How Global Capital is Remaking International Education: The Emergence of Transnational Education Corporations

How Global Capital is Remaking International Education: The Emergence of Transnational Education Corporations

This book offers a first look at transnational education corporations, new firms that operate international schools. The quiet rise of transnational education corporations or TECs has implications for education systems around the globe, as corporate interests gain a greater stake in the way schools operate. The story of their ascendance links government policies in one … Read more

Phyto and Rhizo Remediation

Phyto and Rhizo Remediation

The increasing human population and the associated activities have negatively influenced the ecosystems and life on earth. The continuous addition of agrochemicals, heavy metals and industrial wastes/ effluents in the ecosystems have caused great harm, including loss of productivity, biodiversity, climate change and diseases in plants, animals and humans, resulting in increased marginal lands and … Read more