Book Reviews

Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment

"Sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL)is a very common condition and is the most common type of hearing loss, it can affect all age groups from newborns to elderly .Congenital SNHL is considered as neurodevelopmental emergency which mandates early detection and intervention , because hearing is the foundation for spoken language and literacy . Sudden SNHL is a medical emergency which must be treated seriously. Many published articles suggested a link between untreated SNHL and cognitive impairment in elderly. The huge diversity of causes of SNHL, requires appropriate investigations to determine the exact etiology of SNHL in individual cases. Better understanding of the pathophysiology and mechanisms leading to SNHL would greatly help in prevention, control, cure or appropriate rehabilitation of the condition. I am really very pleased to see a great work such as , Sensorineural Hearing Loss: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment published and available for clinicians and researchers.

There are many otolaryngology, otology and audiology text books, however very few dedicated for hearing loss, and much less dedicated for Sensorineural hearing loss. I do believe that there were some gaps in the available clinical knowledge needed for optimal management of SNHL, advanced basic and clinical research have bridged many of these gaps, but majority of busy clinicians do not have the luxury of time to dig in thousands of publications to get clinically useful information. This book with its excellent seventeen chapters provides up to date, organized, well presented information supported by the outstanding expertise of the contributors. I do encourage Otolaryngologists, Neurotologists and Audiologists and all medical and health care specialties dealing with SNHL or its consequences to read this book. Finally, I want to congratulate the editors, and all other contributors as well as Nova Publishers, of this phenomenal work. Knowledge is power. " - Alfarghal Mohamad, MD, AuD, Consultant of Audio-vestibular medicine, King Abdul Aziz Medical City-Jeddah, KSA

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Productive Forces of Design: The Basis of Post-Industrial Development

"In the presented monograph, the author develops the main provisions of the classical school of economics, such as: the wealth of a nation (products of labor) creates material production, the source of wealth is labor, labor creates value of a product, development is caused by the development of productive forces, etc." READ MORE...Professor Grigory Semenovich Khulap, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Academician of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences

"In the first paragraph of the abstract, the author writes that the monograph presents a new economy, in which the company's economic activity and a set of relations are considered not only at the stages of production, distribution, exchange and consumption, but also at the design stage, which determines the post-industrial development. Consider the content of the concept of the new economy." READ MORE... - Evgeny V. Kalinkin, Doctor of Economic Sciences, Professor of Department of Finance and Prices, Plekhanov Russian University of Economics

The author has convincingly shown that the goal of post-industrial development is the design and production of complex high-tech varieties (modified versions within the type) of product types that meet the country's strategic needs. Varieties differ either in the number of consumer functions (functionally) or the parameters of consumer functions (parametrically), or program control (without human participation) in satisfying needs." READ MORE... - Professor Oleg Pavlovich Chernyaev, Doctor of Technical Sciences

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Tribology in Geology and Archaeology

"Tribology, the science of interacting surfaces in relative motion, has traditionally focussed on its technological applications, such as the issues of machine fatigue, the cost of friction in mechanical engineering and similar aspects of great economic importance. However, the present book on Tribology in Geology and Archaeology has presented the pioneering work of the author on the new fields of archaeotribology and tribology of rock art research which were never thought of before." READ MORE... - Professor Giriraj Kumar, Rock Art Science and Indian Culture, Secretary General, Rock Art Society of India

"Like the occurrence of middle-range theory has influenced the development of archaeology during the late 20th century, the publishing of this book should also bring a lasting theoretical impact to rock art research of the next decades." READ MORE... - Dr. Jin Anni, International Centre for Rock Art Dating and Conservation, Hebei Normal University, China

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Immunological Pathogenesis of Sepsis and Use of Hemosorption for Treatment of Cancer Patients with Sepsis

"Dr. Natalia Anisimova is an outstanding immunologist at the Blockin Russian Cancer Research Center in Moscow, headed by Prof. Kesilievsky. An outstanding author, Dr. Anisimova brings her vast knowledge in chemistry, biology, and clinical application into this text. In this most recent book written by Dr. Anisimova, she deals with the pathological condition of sepsis." READ MORE... - Gianfranco Baronzio, MD, Scientific director of LM Cell Factory, Terni, Italy

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Africa: The State of the Continent Fifty Years after the Liberation

“This is a very interesting and welcome addition to the literature on the discipline. The author/editor and contributors have done a wonderful and marvelous job of updating what readers need to know about the ‘State’ of the Continent since the year of independence. I recommend this addition to the literature to students of African Politics and Africa’s International Relations, and for general audience on African Politics.” - Professor Adeoye A. Akinsanya, Professor of Political Science, at Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria (author of "Multinational in A Changing Environment: A Study of Business-Government Relations in the Third World.")

“Whether you are a policy maker, diplomat, teacher, student or just a curious learner, there is something for everybody in this book. It is eloquently written, well documented; certainly a welcome addition for Africanists, a perfect fit for the beginner and a must-read for anyone who is seeking to self-educate on Africa.” - Professor Olusoji Akomolafe, Department of Political Science Norfolk State University

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Can Biofuels Alleviate the Energy and Environmental Crisis?

"I have no hesitation in endorsing the publication of this book. I strongly encourage and recommend the students, academicians, scientists, regulatory, and policymakers to glean through the adaptable solutions the authors have provided for the major problems (climate change and energy crisis) the world is facing currently. READ MORE... - John HT Luong, Walton Fellow and Professor, Biotechnology Research Institute, National Research Council Canada

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The Power to Care: Effects of Power in Intimate Relationships

"Written with wit and elegance, Erez Zverling provides an impressive scholarly overview of the effects power can have on people in various domains, from intimate relationships to society at large. Using beautiful examples, the author shows that power affects us in both negative and sometimes surprisingly positive ways. This book will give the reader a truly deep understanding of what it means to have power, and what it means to lack power. " - Johan Karremans, Professor, Radboud University, Behavioral Science Institute, Nijmegen, Netherlands

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Negotiation and Decision Making In Mergers and Acquisitions. Intercultural Due Diligence

"Effective leaders must know how to negotiate. This intriguing book by Dr. Iulian Warter is a must read for any executive involved in negotiating mergers or acquisitions." - Hershey H. Friedman, Professor, PhD, Department of Business Management, City University of New York, USA

"The need to be precise about what defines a merger and what an acquisition is comes back in this book about pre-merger/acquisition aspects, especially on negotiation, decision and intercultural due diligence. The book provides research evidence enabling and deepening the understanding of the impact of cultural differences on M&A with emphasis on pre-M&A stage. Additionally, this study makes a contribution to the field of intercultural issues in M&A by integrating research on national, organizational, and professional culture into a theory of cultural due diligence content and outcome. I am grateful that one of the conclusions of the book is: “In the area of intercultural management, the findings from this book indicate that the Culture Clusters is a very useful and powerful tool and it deserves further investigation.” - Dr. Huib Wursten, Culture expert, Former co-owner of ITIM International, Associated with the Hofstede Insights Group, Netherlands

"New transactions are announced very frequently in all the sectors of the economy, though the majority of them fail. Due diligence, including intercultural due diligence, is treated as one of the most important tasks to be done by the parties involved. This monograph analyses, in detail, negotiation and decision making in mergers and acquisitions with special attention to intercultural due diligence. Its author is an experienced expert in the field, and therefore, the monograph is characterized by a high application value and should be designed for a wide group of recipients, including scholars, managers, and students of management science." - Włodzimierz Sroka, Associate Professor of Strategic Management, WSB University, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland

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Sequencing and Scheduling with Inaccurate Data

"Often the problem data of a scheduling instance such as the processing times, the setup times, the release dates or the due dates are not exactly known before a particular solution algorithm is applied. This observation may substantially restrict practical aspects of scheduling theory. Within the last 40 years, several approaches have been developed for scheduling problems with inaccurate data depending on whether the data are given as random numbers, fuzzy numbers or whether they are uncertain (which means that they can take values from a given interval). This edited book considers the four major approaches for dealing with such problems: a stochastic approach, a fuzzy approach, a robust approach and a stability approach." READ MORE... - Dr. Erwin Pesch, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University in Siegen

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The Evergreen Guide: Helping People to Survive and Thrive in Later Years

"The Evergreen Guide showcases the type of group oriented, multi-disciplinary program that elevates elder care. What makes this work significant is that it is more than theory; this book shares the hands-on therapeutic programing at St Patrick’s University Hospital in Dublin. Declan Lyons, editor, opens the door to this program to give a glimpse of progressive care for elders with acute mental illness." READ MORE... - Kathie Erwin, Ed.D., LMHC, NCC, National Certified, Gerontological Counselor, Assistant Professor, Regent University, Author of “Group Techniques for Aging Adults, 2nd Edition.”

"The book, edited by Declan Lyons, is based on a program begun 10 years ago in Dublin, Ireland, that focuses on the treatment of hospitalized mentally ill adults who are 65 years of age or older. The Evergreen Program is a collaborative, multidisciplinary program intended not only to alleviate these patients’ symptoms of mental illness but, in addition, to help them develop those skills and attitudes that enhance successful discharge from the hospital and optimal adjustment to the challenges and opportunities associated with aging." READ MORE... - Reviewed by Alan J. Swope, PhD, ABPP, Professor, California School of Professional Psychology (San Francisco) of Alliant International University

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