Book Reviews

Advances in Artificial Intelligence Systems

"Artificial intelligence is an important field of research and I congratulate the Editors, Dr. V. Rajinikanth and Dr. K. Kamalanand for bringing out this excellent book entitled “Advances in Artificial Intelligence Systems”. This book is sectioned into six chapters and each chapter provides excellent information on some of the recent algorithms in the field of computational intelligence along with their applications. Computational intelligence algorithms such as Social Group Optimization, Convolution Neural Networks, Firefly Optimization and Non-dominated Sorting Genetic Algorithms-II are explained along with few applications in the field of biomedical diagnostics and process control. This book will be highly useful both as a research reference and as a learning medium." - Dr. P. Mannar Jawahar, Senior Professor and 8th Vice Chancellor, Anna University, Vice Chancellor, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences

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Best Human Resource Management Practices and Firm Performance in the Pacific Island Countries

"The book is a valuable resource for both scholars wishing to study more about HRM in hotels in developing small islands, and for HR managers who want to study and improve their day to day working process." READ MORE... - Erez Katz Volovelsky, student of Professor Leo Dana, Associate Professor of Management, The University of Canterbury

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Quantum Mechanics Upon Theorems

"The basic concepts and pictures of quantum mechanics in this textbook are easy to understand due to using the mathematical and analytical mechanics methods, the concepts, pictures, and equations, are self-contained." READ MORE... - Zhang Xin-Wei, Professor, Academician of Chinese Engineering Academy

"...In terms of a series of interesting stories in the processes of development of quantum mechanics, this textbook emphasizes some experiences and lessons which are worth to note for the future development of the physics." READ MORE... - Chongyu Wang, Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

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Some Problems in the Theory of Engineering Systems (Geometric Approaches)

"Unconventional approach to the solution of the Inverse Problem of Kinematics – a classical problem of Mechanics which leads to the development of new approach to the Terminal Control of mechanical objects movement. The present method has both theoretical and practical value. The novelty of the research consists in the use of spinor geometry's mathematical apparatus. The latter gave an efficient and simple solution of Inverse Problem of Kinematics, which should be useful in practical problems of robotics." - Tamaz Natriashvili, Professor, Doctor of Sciences, Principal of R. Dvali Research Institute of Machine Mechanics

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Agricultural Systems in the 21st Century

“The book as the title mentioned addresses many of the future challenges mankind is facing in terms of use of resources, scarcity and sustainability. In 10 chapters investigations or case studies from nearly all parts of the world are presented. Hence the geographic scope is very wide as well as the topics treated. For the reader this provides a lot of discussion points. The editor leaves it to the user to critically review the different approaches and recommendations, for example from organic farming to genetically modified organism.” - Dr. Willibald Loiskandl, Head of Institute, Institute of Hydraulics and Rural Water Management, BOKU-University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences

"Agriculture, nowadays, is challenged in many ways for sustainable food production particularly under current climate change scenery, the consequences of which we are experiencing even in our daily activities." READ MORE... - Nicholas E. Korres, Department of Crop, Soil and Environmental Sciences, University of Arkansas, AR, USA. Published in the Journal of Agricultural Science, Vol. 7, No. 6, 2015

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Contemporary Approaches of the Scientific Theory of Place Marketing – Place Branding in Globalized Conditions and Economic Crisis

"This impressive book offers a systematic, multi-perspective overview of place marketing approaches that will benefit students, researchers and practitioners alike. It is a much welcome contribution to the discussion." - Professor Can-Seng Ooi, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark

"A riveting and insightful book on the development of place marketing in times of economic turmoil. Androniki Kavoura presents theoretical know-how, the roles of business and social environments, trends, and future outlooks of place marketing and branding. An engaging and thorough contribution, useful to both scholars and practitioners." - Dr. Stathis Kefallonitis, School of Business, State University of New York at Oswego, USA

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Oral Cancer: Symptoms, Management and Risk Factors

"The book has a very attractive, colorful, eye catching cover, comprised of very high resolution imaging studies. The book is printed on high quality paper in easily readable font. Dr. Hao has selected an outstanding group of authors, all experts in their respective fields. Fourteen of the eighteen chapters in the book have been written by authors from Asia which is completely understandable given the high incidence of oral cavity cancer in that region." READ MORE... - Eugene N. Myers, MD, FACS, FRCS Edin (Hon), Distinguished Professor and Emeritus Chair, Department of Otolaryngology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

"The content of the book concentrated on the clinical challenge of oral cavity cancer from aetiology, evaluation and treatment options with discussion of results – this is a very medical book and avoids involvement of the non-medical members of the “multidisciplinary collaboration team” who look after the psychology, rehabilitation and terminal care of the many patients who demand an equal amount of time from the health service as does the diagnosis and therapeutic management." READ MORE... - Professor Patrick J Bradley, MBA FRCS

"The book, although authored by international experts, draws primarily from a vast experience with oral cancer in Taiwan and emphasizes a collaborative approach that members of the editor's multimodality health care team have utilized to improve patient outcomes." READ MORE... - David W. Eisele, M.D., F.A.C.S., Andelot Professor and Director, Department of Otolaryngology, John Hopkins University School of Medicine

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Emotions, Temporalities and Working-Class Identities in the 21st Century

"This book is a masterful approach to the mismatches in temporal orientation that need to be negotiated by those whose life expectations break down during economic crises. Through the complex analysis of power structures, life course narratives, structures of feeling, emotions and identity processes, the authors in this collection propose a new and challenging vision of class." - Susana Narotzky, Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Barcelona

"This timely collection skilfully pulls out threads that reveal the complexity, evolution and contradictions of social class identity. The contributors’ focus on temporality and emotions fills a major gap in literature making this an essential sourcebook for academics, students and policy-makers." - Professor Vasilios Ioakimidis, Director of the Centre for Social Work and Social Justice, University of Essex

"It should be noted that the volume is a significant contribution to the exploration of the anthropological and social dimensions of social class. The authors successfully examine the vicissitudes of social stratification in an eloquent and systematic manner." - Stavros Tombazos, Associate Professor, Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus

“Class issues are back forcefully : This is an excellent and insightful collection of empirical and theoretical essays on the making of working-class identities today. Very timely and well-researched, it draws not only on the global state-of-the-art debates but most importantly, grounded in Greece, the book contains brilliant macro-sociological extrapolations, drawn from the most violent austerity ‘laboratories’ of the European Union.” - Nicos Trimikliniotis, Professor of Sociology, Social Sciences and Law, at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Nicosia

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Dynamic Shapley Value and Dynamic Nash Bargaining

"The book Dynamic Shapley Value and Dynamic Nash Bargaining of Professor Yeung and Professor Petrosyan provides a new evidence of their indisputable scientific authority in the field of Dynamic Games theory and applications." READ MORE... - Professor Vladimir Turetsky, Ort Braude College of Engineering, Karmiel, Israel.

"This book makes a significant contribution to the game theory applications and methodologies as it provides in depth theoretical and mathematical expansions of the seminal work of Shapley value and Nash bargaining to a dynamic framework. Though its analyses involve an advanced level of mathematics, the book is an excellent reference text for academics and economists interested in real-life cooperative studies like trade pact, environmental collaborations and joint technology development. The book also provides the fundamentals for dynamic cooperative analysis, and itself can be regarded as a front-running textbook on the dynamic cooperative game theory applications and methodologies, especially with the solution concept and technique of cooperative subgame consistency (that were originated by the authors). Also, the Nash-Petrosyan-Yeung dynamic bargaining solution and the Petrosyan-Yeung dynamic Shapley value imputation are sophisticated game theory solutions that serious economists in need to know in their research on real-life economic cooperation problems." - Professor Sardar M. N. Islam (Naz) Ph. D., CPA, LL.B., M.A., Professor, VU Research; Professor of Business, Economics and Finance (2007 to 2017); Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia

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Aircraft Electronic Warfare from a Project Engineer

"In the modern history of nations, Electronic Warfare has changed the outcomes of battles seen and unseen. John Waters shares the seldom told insider view of Electronic Warfare and his role in the Fort Monmouth Electronic Warfare Laboratory. John's style is 'matter of fact'. It is amazing the influence his work has had on international events. The reader will gain a respect for how an engineer can change history one breakthrough device at a time." - Mr. Fredrick Carl, COO, InfoAge Museum and Science Center 

“What I liked the most was the author's constant innovation. It did not have to be a complex solution, it just had to work and get it to the warfighters. For some of the engineers at Electronic Warfare Laboratory it is a job, to a very few it is a quest, a mission, a calling that never ends. There is always one more threat, one more evil that has to be addressed. John Waters is truly one of the “Knights of the Ether” and I am honored to call him a friend." - Raymond A. Irwin, Chief Engineer, Army Electronic Warfare Laboratory

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