2017 Major Reference Works on ScienceDirect

Ideal for students and interdisciplinary researchers, Major Reference Work’s offer a wealth of foundational knowledge on a topic. Rather than searching through hundreds of unreliable free content resources, scholars and scientists can find authoritative knowledge and quickly get up to speed on a topic using one dynamic resource. These multivolume sets are the ideal primer for learning about a novel subject, whether you are a professor teaching students or an interdisciplinary researcher on the journey to the next big thing, Major Reference Works contain the essential knowledge to help you advance and grow. Available on ScienceDirect, the Major Reference Work chapters have contextual links to related books, journals and citation tools providing the perfect starting place to research and learning.

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Comprehensive Biomaterials II, 2nd Edition

Coming June 2017

Comprehensive Biomaterials II, Second Edition brings together the myriad facets of biomaterials into one expertly-written series of edited volumes. Articles address the current status of nearly all biomaterials in the field, their strengths and weaknesses, their future prospects, appropriate analytical methods and testing, device applications and performance, emerging candidate materials as competitors and disruptive technologies, research and development, regulatory management, commercial aspects, and applications, including medical applications.

Detailed coverage is given to both new and emerging areas and the latest research in more traditional areas of the field. Particular attention is given to those areas in which major recent developments have taken place. This new edition, with 75% new or updated articles, will provide biomedical scientists in industry, government, academia, and research organizations with an accurate perspective on the field in a manner that is both accessible and thorough.

Comprehensive Medicinal Chemistry III, 3rd Edition

Coming July 2017

Comprehensive Medicinal Chemistry III, Third Edition provides a contemporary and forward looking critical analysis and summary of recent developments, emerging trends, and recently identified new areas where medicinal chemistry is having an impact. The discipline of medicinal chemistry continues to evolve as it adapts to new opportunities and strives to solve new challenges. These include drug targeting, biomolecular therapeutics, development of chemical biology tools, data collection and analysis, in silico models as predictors for biological properties, identification and validation of new targets, approaches to quantify target engagement, new methods for synthesis of drug candidates such as green chemistry, development of novel scaffolds for drug discovery, and the role of regulatory agencies in drug discovery.

Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II, 2nd Edition

Coming July 2017

Comprehensive Supramolecular Chemistry II, Second Edition is a ‘one-stop shop’ that covers supramolecular chemistry, a field that originated from the work of researchers in organic, inorganic and physical chemistry, with some biological influence.

The original edition was structured to reflect, in part, the origin of the field. However, in the past two decades, the field has changed a great deal as reflected in this new work that covers the general principles of supramolecular chemistry and molecular recognition, experimental and computational methods in supramolecular chemistry, supramolecular receptors, dynamic supramolecular chemistry, supramolecular engineering, crystallographic (engineered) assemblies, sensors, imaging agents, devices and the latest in nanotechnology.

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies

Coming August 2017

Encyclopedia of Sustainable Technologies provides an authoritative assessment of the sustainable technologies that are currently available or in development. Sustainable technology includes the scientific understanding, development and application of a wide range of technologies and processes and their environmental implications.

Systems and lifecycle analyses of energy systems, environmental management, agriculture, manufacturing and digital technologies provide a comprehensive method for understanding the full sustainability of processes. In addition, the development of clean processes through green chemistry and engineering techniques are also described.

Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems

Coming September 2017

Comprehensive Geographic Information Systems is an in-depth, state-of-the-art review of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) that emphasizes the basic theories, systematic methods, ground-breaking technologies and practical applications of GIS.

The work has an interdisciplinary appeal, covering practical applications and fundamental theories and groundbreaking research on geographic information systems.

Comprehensive Membrane Science and Engineering, 2nd Edition

Coming September 2017

Comprehensive Membrane Science and Engineering, Second Edition is an interdisciplinary and innovative reference work on membrane science and technology. Written by leading researchers and industry professionals from a range of backgrounds, chapters elaborate on recent and future developments in the field of membrane science and explore how the field has advanced since the previous edition published in 2010.

Chapters are written by academics and practitioners across a variety of fields, including chemistry, chemical engineering, material science, physics, biology and food science. Each volume covers a wide spectrum of applications and advanced technologies, such as new membrane materials (e.g. thermally rearranged polymers, polymers of intrinsic microporosity and new hydrophobic fluoropolymer) and processes (e.g. reverse electrodialysis, membrane contractors, membrane crystallization, membrane condenser, membrane dryers and membrane emulsifiers) that have only recently proved their full potential for industrial application. The work covers the latest advances in membrane science, linking fundamental research with real-life practical applications using specially selected case studies of medium and large-scale membrane operations to demonstrate successes and failures with a look to future developments in the field.

Comprehensive Composite Materials II, 2nd Edition

Coming September 2017

Comprehensive Composite Materials II, Second Edition is a one-stop reference work spanning the whole composites science field, including topics such as fiber reinforcements and general theory of composites, polymer matrix composites, metal matrix composites, test methods, nondestructive evaluation and smart composites, design and application, and nanocomposites, multifunctional materials and smart materials.

Detailed coverage is also given to the development and application of the principles of multi-scale mechanics and physical model-based design methods and the incorporation of mechanisms of deformation and fracture into predictive design equations that are useful for the design engineer.

Extensive coverage of topics related to nanocomposites, including nanoscale reinforcements, such as single-wall and multi-wall nanotubes, graphene nanoplatelets, and nanodiamonds are also covered.

Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference

Coming September 2017

Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference, Second Edition is the authoritative resource for scientists and students interested in all facets of learning and memory. No other reference work covers so wide a territory and in so much depth.

The study of learning (the process of acquiring new information) and memory (retention of that information for future use) has been and continues to be the focus of intense scientific research because our memories and plans for the future consolidate who we are, while disruption of these processes dramatically interferes with our daily lives.

The second edition of Learning and Memory: A Comprehensive Reference reflects the state of the art of research in this area. Coverage of sleep and memory has been significantly expanded while neuromodulators in memory processing, neurogenesis and epigenetics are also covered in greater detail. New chapters have been included to reflect the massive increase in research into working memory and the educational relevance of memory research.

Comprehensive Remote Sensing

Coming November 2017

The field of remote sensing has quadrupled in size in the past two decades, and now increasingly draws in individuals working in a diverse set of disciplines ranging from geographers, oceanographers, meteorologists to physicists and computer scientists. Researchers from a variety of backgrounds are now accessing remote sensing data, which has led to an urgent need for a one-stop reference work that can comprehensively document the development of remote sensing, from the basic principles, modelling, practical algorithms to various applications. This multi-volume work covers all aspects of remote sensing. Each volume is edited by well-known scientists and contributed by frontier researchers. It is a comprehensive resource and will benefit both students and researchers wanting to further their understanding of this discipline.

Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine

Coming December 2017

The Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine offers researchers 250 state-of-the-art articles covering every aspect of cardiovascular research and medicine, including fully annotated figures, abundant colour illustrations throughout, video and audio content, as well as links to supplementary data sets and references. With contributions authored and edited by the top experts in the field, the Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine is the most reputable and easily searchable resource of cardiovascular-focused basic and translational content for students, researchers, clinicians, and teaching faculty across the biomedical and medical sciences.

The panel of authors chosen from an international board of leading scholars renders the text trustworthy, contemporary and representative of the global scientific expertise in these domains. The thematic structuring of sections and in-depth breakdown of topics encourages user-friendly, easily searchable chapters. Cross-references to related articles and links to further reading and references will further guide readers to a full understanding of the topics under discussion. The Encyclopedia of Cardiovascular Research and Medicine is an unparalleled one-stop resource exploring all major aspects of cardiovascular research and medicine.

Comprehensive Toxicology, 3rd Edition

Coming December 2017

Comprehensive Toxicology, 3rd Edition discusses chemical effects on biological systems, with a focus on understanding the mechanisms by which chemicals induce adverse health effects, in order to develop strategies to evaluate and/or prevent potential toxicity. Organized by organ system, this comprehensive reference work addresses the toxicological effects of chemicals on the immune system, the hematopoietic system, cardiovascular system, respiratory system, hepatic toxicology, renal toxicology, gastrointestinal toxicology, reproductive and endocrine toxicology, neuro and behavioural toxicology, developmental toxicology, carcinogenesis, and includes critical sections covering the general principles of toxicology, cellular and molecular toxicology, biotransformation and toxicology testing and evaluation.

Each section is examined in state-of-the-art chapters written by domain experts, providing key information to support the investigations of researchers across the medical, veterinary, food, environment and chemical research industries, as well as national and international regulatory agencies. Thoroughly revised and expanded to 15 volumes to include the latest advances in research, and uniquely organized by organ system for ease of reference and diagnosis, the new edition of Comprehensive Toxicology is an essential one-stop reference for researchers of toxicology.

Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene

Coming December 2017

The Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene presents a currency-based global synthesis cataloguing the rise and impact of humanity’s global ecological footprint - that is to say the result of exponential population growth coupled with consumption of the planet’s finite ecosystem services – consumption that may exceed planetary boundaries. Although the idea that humanity has driven the planet into a new geological epoch has been around since the dawn of the 20th century, the term ‘Anthropocene’ was only first used by ecologist Eugene Stoermer in the 1980s and popularized in its current meaning by atmospheric chemist Paul Crutzen in 2000. Questions widely debated among scientists, humanists, conservationists, politicians and others include when the Anthropocene began, what to call it, whether it should be considered an official geological epoch, whether it can be contained in time, and how it will affect future generations. Covering a multitude of aspects related to Climate Change, Biodiversity, Contaminants, Geological, Energy and Ethics, these foundational essays by leading scientists enable researchers to define and scrutinize all of the information, ideas, relationships, meanings, and ideas within the Anthropocene concept, without restricting debate amid its still-changing nature. 

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