A Closer Look at Criminal Justice

"The editors have gathered a rich collection of chapters, each providing valuable insight into important topics and each providing an instructional tool for the effective teaching of subjects in which student interest will be high." READ MORE... - Nicholas P. Lovrich, Regent Professor Emeritus, Claudius O. and Mary W. Johnson Distinguished Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

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A Student’s Guide to Right, Left and Truth

"The current polarization of politics had created a pressing need for centrist dialogues and a recognition of enduring facts about humanity. Alan Singer condenses these debates and issues to their core. I highly recommend this book." - Jari Elarontaj, University of Helsinki, Finland

"Alan Singer bridges the political divide using humor and history to enlighten readers. This is again a fun read, at times reminiscent of Malcolm Gladwell's best work." - James Westerman, Appalachian State University, USA

"The world is inundated with a terrifying avalanche of fantasy news, fishy news, fabricated news, and fake news that may well destroy our democracy. This is coming from the Left and the Right. Read the book, get wiser, and use objective facts when fighting for our democracy." - Adam Lindgreen, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

"The chapter on truth seems very timely in the age of fake-news and spin. The book has a very readable style, taking its readers easily into philosophers’ territory." - Peter Earl, University of Queensland, Australia

"Alan Singer’s inspiring book is an invaluable guide to those who are attempting the hard balancing act between power and truth." - Harold Paredes-Frigolett, University Diego Portales, Chile

"Dr. Singer has an outstanding ability to step back from polarized political discourse and present a harmonizing vision. The book navigates stormy waters but ultimately comes across as calming and optimistic." - Paul Knott, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

"Alan Singer offers an unbiased insight into the contemporary political divide and convincingly makes the case for the golden-mean in economics and politics. The need to revitalize centrist policies at all levels is increasingly apparent, so now is the time to read this book." - Achinto Roy, Deakin University, Australia

"The chapter on hopes in particular is very nice, beautifully written. If the whole book is anything like this, it should be a great read!" - Milan Zeleny, Fordham University, NY, USA

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Microbial Communication and Microbiota-Host Interactivity: Neurophysiological, Biotechnological, and Biopolitical Implications

"A fascinating and contemporary book about networks and how microorganisms communicate and interact. This book has a plethora of interesting and thought provoking facts. Although it contains many technical words and biological jargon, the text is still understandable and it keeps the reader captivated. The analogy between the microorganism and humans is allegoric... This highly informative book should be made compulsory reading for anyone interested in microbiology, gastroenterology, bacteriology, endocrinology and neurology. It could be used a supplementary text in teaching biology, medicine, and even ethology." - Dr. Ronald Herman, Humanities, Science and English Teacher, DIS

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Human Trafficking: Beyond the Borders Into India

“An important contribution on a much neglected area, addressing human trafficking from Nepal and Bangladesh to India, and the human rights challenges posed. This book deserves to be widely read.” - Satvinder S. Juss, Professor of Law at King’s College London, UK

“This book, through its empirical works, is an evidence-based examination of sex trafficking to include the identification of specific travel routes, and modus operandi as applied to this most significant crime against humanity. A welcomed addition to any course on sex trafficking." - Kimberly A. McCabe, Professor of Criminology at University of Lynchburg, USA

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Cold War: Global Impact and Lessons Learned

"Allison L. Palmadessa’s Cold War: Global Impact and Lessons Learned (2019) appears at a timely point in human history. It offers a patchwork of insights about the Cold War; what are lessons learned from these particular works and do the lessons learned enable better handling of human tensions, and also provides some very insightful extracted themes."READ MORE... - Published in C2C Digital Magazine (Fall 2019 / Winter 2020). Reviewed by Shalin Hai-Jew, instructional designer, Kansas State University, USA

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An Introduction to Capstone in Applied Analysis: A Fundamental Guide for Students and Instructors

“This is an excellent reference for anyone interested in applied analysis, especially for students and teachers working on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) capstone projects. It is an easy to read textbook that will help build mathematical foundations needed for capstone projects with plethora of examples in wide range of applications.” - Sudhir Shrestha, Ph.D., Department of Engineering Science, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California

“A surge in undergraduate and capstone research has been noticed in the past several years. This is due to the great explosion in the advancement of technology. The traditional class courses taken are not enough anymore. This book aims to facilitate students and instructors working in capstone and undergraduate research projects. The book is written well, carefully designed for undergraduate students in mathematics and applied sciences. We see that we are looking at a very analytic and easy to read map in the exciting area of capstone projects, written by an experienced mathematician. It is certainly a must-read book. We strongly and enthusiastically recommend it for usage in classroom or as a study guide for capstone projects." - Ioannis K. Argyros, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Cameron University, Lawton, Oklahoma

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Shyness Logophobia Mutism: Diagnosis and Therapy

“The work by Zbigniew Tarkowski and Ewa Humeniuk is devoted to mutism, a disorder that is heterogeneous in terms of its clinical manifestations and of even more complex etiology. The authors made an effort to examine the phenomena related to mutism that are complementary to it and partly explain its complexity. A great deal of the study is concerned with the notion of shyness and logophobia, the phenomena that outstandingly explain the genesis of mutism"...READ MORE - Professor Waldemar Tłokiński

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Agroecology: Insights, Experiences and Perspectives

“It was a great pleasure to know about the present work that seeks to re-establish the link between human life and living soil, its ecological relations, bringing experiences of family producers from southern Brazil and other Brazilian regions, populations linked to land and nature. As well as current legislation, the important activities of NGOs, organic certifications, biodiversity, agroforestry systems, the use of microorganisms, homeopathy. Surely this work will interest readers who have already realized that they need to improve their way of seeing and practicing agricultural activity in an ecosystemic, syntropic, holistic, resilient, natural context, with its numerous environmental services essential to ensure superior life, including ours.” - Ana Primavesi, Agronomist, Retired Teacher at the Federal University of Santa Maria, Agroecological Consultant Patron of Agroecology in Brazil

"While Latin America remains (largely) "enferma de tranquilidad" about the increasing use of pesticides, this book is important because it shows that there is another way to reduce environmental contamination and protect people's health. This way is agroecology." - Rodrigo Valdez de Oliveira, Coordinator of Gaucho Forum against the impacts of pesticides / FGCIA, Brazil Federal Prosecutor

“This magnificent work was born in the cradle of the United Soybean Republic in disputed territories. In it, you understand the diametrical and temporal between the near and distant future.” - Sebastião Pinheiro, Professor Juquira Candiru Satyagraha

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Vitamin D as Progesterone-Like Hormone: Novel Applications in Obstetrics and Gynecology

"This book summarizes in a transparent manner the most recent knowledge about the role of vitamin D in reproductive medicine. The authors focus, in individual chapters, on the explanation of the role played by vitamin D during the consecutive stages of pregnancy starting from conception. It is an excellent and innovative source of knowledge for anyone assisting patients with reproductive problems." - Artur Wdowiak Assoc. Prof., MD, Ph.D., Head of Diagnostic Techniques Unit, Medical University of Lublin, Poland

"This is a first review concerning the comparative analysis of the data about progesterone-like activity of Vitamin D in women. The book might help to understand a gap between the relationship of Vitamin D and progesterone physiological functions in human reproduction. I believe that this book gives an extensive biologic plausibility to the theory that vitamin D levels would be an effective target for fertility improvement and pregnancy outcomes. It appears that the chapter on vitamin D and its progesterone-like action for the general population may have been written based on the most recent trials. However, many questions still remain and will likely fuel ongoing investigation and debate. Are there benefits to vitamin D supplementation regarding fertility outcomes? What is the true benefit on pregnancy outcomes for vitamin D administration in the women population? These questions and others in both fertility and pregnancy will likely keep the book open on vitamin D for the foreseeable future." - Julia Fedotova, Professor, PhD, Department of Chemistry and Molecular Biology, ITMO University, St. Petersburg, Russia

"To date, Vitamin D is fully considered a secosteroid hormone, since it acts on several cellular mechanisms through both genomic and non-genomic pathways. Indeed, accumulating evidence suggests that both calcitriol and, its direct precursor, calcidiol, play a pivotal role to maintain metabolic, hormonal and immune homeostasis in different tissues and microenvironments in humans. In addition, several pieces of evidence support the paramount importance of Vitamin D compounds in human reproduction, both for male and female fertility as well as for several key events such as decidualization, oocyte developmental competence, embryo implantation, placental framework formation, and immune regulation at the maternal-fetal interface. In this scenario, this new book provides a comprehensive summary of the complex mechanisms orchestrated by Vitamin D, from the basic science to the clinical application. I think that this book could be considered a real milestone for gynecologists, obstetricians, endocrinologists, diabetologists and experts of reproductive medicine, since it can be truly helpful to guide the decision-making process in the clinical practice through an evidence-based approach." - Antonio Simone Laganà, M.D., Ph.D., Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, “Filippo Del Ponte” Hospital, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy

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Technology Management in International Entrepreneurship: Innovative Development and Sustainability

"Overall, I believe the book is intensely rich. As a historical reference, it provides a vivid, first-hand view of life during the absolutely insane, brutality of Nazi Germany. As an auto-biography I was particularly intrigued to learn more about the depth of the author's incredible experiences and the direct ties to the multifaceted view of who he is as a person in all his complexity. It was also extremely interesting to follow the philosophical perspectives within a complex existential web. The connections between realities, thought and behavior were also very compelling psychology revealing deep understanding of human behavior. The linguistic descriptions were also extremely colorful, descriptive and captivating.” - Stephen D. Steinhaus, PhD, HRA Consultant

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