Book Reviews

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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An In Depth Look at Hungary

"This book continues the traditions of this series and approaches some socio-economic and historical aspects Hungary’s development. The book consists of four chapters, which were written altogether by twelve contributors." READ MORE... - Dániel Szilágyi, Regional Analyst, Hungarian Central Statistical Office, Budapest, Hungary

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Blockchain Technology and Applications

This scientific monograph is composed of nine chapters, with over nine contributors, which together form a comprehensive insight into the issues that are perfectly reflected in the title, Blockchain, Technology and Applications." READ MORE... - Associate Professor Bojan Grum, PhD, New University, European Law Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Ureters: Anatomy, Physiology and Disorders

"The ureters remain unnoticed in the field of urology. Richard Santucci and Mang Chen, helped by more than 20 contributors, wrote an original textbook dedicated to ureteral pathology and its treatment. The conceptualization and publication of such a textbook was long overdue, and the final product is worth the wait. This book is appropriately targeted to urologists who are familiar with trauma and reconstructions." READ MORE... - Miroslav L. Djordjevic, , MD, PhD, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade

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The Happiness Compass: Theories, Actions and Perspectives for Well-Being

"The Happiness Compass covers a wide range of interesting topics related to subjective well-being. Its multi-disciplinary approach – psychology, economics, politics, social psychology, urban planning, religion, and health – provides a wide-ranging overview of the importance of well-being. Moreover, the case studies in various countries worldwide, international comparisons, and the description of numerous characteristics affecting subjective well-being demonstrate the growing importance of this research field almost everywhere. Francesco Sarracino’s edited volume indeed serves as a compass for many scholars interested in this fascinating Beyond GDP research." - Hans Schmeets, Special Professor of Social Statistics, Maastricht University

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β-Glucans as Natural Biological Response Modifiers

"This is an excellent reference book focusing on the wide variety of biological effects of ß-glucans. Despite the ample scientific literature supporting their promising effects as natural biological response modifiers, enthusiasm for ß-glucans as potential therapeutic agents has been tempered by conflicting results, source and structural heterogeneity and lack of understanding of their actions at the molecular level." READ MORE... - G. Rafael Fernandez-Botran, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Louisville

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Tsar Feodor: Chaliapin in America

"Given Chaliapin’s status as one of the truly great operatic artists of the 20th century, the English-language literature is somewhat thin. Aside from ‘autobiographies’ in various formats, the most recent book is the late Victor Borovsky’s Chaliapin: A Critical Biography. Well illustrated and with a fine discography, it has to be considered the standard work on Chaliapin." READ MORE... - Stanley Henig

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Enhancing STEM Motivation through Citizen Science Programs

“Hiller, Kitsantas, and their collaborators have amassed an important new resource on citizen science programs which encourage students and the public to engage directly with scientists in studying large-scale scientific problems all around us. Such programs provide hands-on opportunities for students to engage directly with scientists in participating and demystifying the research process, which could encourage greater awareness and critical understanding about our environment and ultimately inspire future generations of scientists.” - Victor B. Sáenz, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Educational Leadership and Policy, The University of Texas at Austin

“This book is an excellent resource for educators, researchers, teachers, and various other stakeholders who desire to enhance students’ engagement and learning in science through citizen science programs. The chapters clearly tie to gather elements of citizen science with motivational theory, providing insights into how motivational theory can be effectively leveraged to create and effectively utilize citizen science programs to support youths’ science interest, engagement, and learning.” - Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia, Ph.D., Professor, Educational Psychology & Educational Technology, Michigan State University

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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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