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Water and Disasters

by Chennat Gopalakrishnan & Norio Okada

This book is the first major attempt to address, comprehensively and in-depth, the many issues associated with water and disasters. It is particularly relevant and topical in view of the increasing frequency...


Enacting Regional Dynamics and Entrepreneurship: Bridging the Territorial and Functional Rationales

by Bengt Johannisson & Åsa Lindholm Dahlstrand

In present digital times the focus is on globalization and the dynamics and complexities that it creates. However, in spite of being dominated by technology the world remains populated by human beings practising...


The City in the Experience Economy: Role and Transformation

by Anne Lorentzen & Carsten Jahn Hansen

The book develops a new approach to urban development in which leisure, pleasure or experiences are seen as key drivers. History, authenticity, urban qualities, local culture and leisure offerings or a vibrant...


Asian Perspectives on Water Policy

by Cecilia Tortajada & Asit K. Biswas

Asian countries are not homogenous. They are in different stages of social and economic development, with cultural conditions and institutional and legal frameworks varying from one country to another. Therefore,...


Geography of Climate Change - Aspinall Society

by Richard John Aspinall

Climate change is one of the inescapable themes of current times. Climate change confronts society in issues as diverse as domestic and international political debate and negotiation, discussion in the media...


Geographies of Peace and Armed Conflict - Kobayashi Society

by Audrey Kobayashi

This collection addresses the impact of armed conflict and explores pathways to peace across the world. Topics range from geopolitics to the effects of armed conflict on the environment, resources, health, children,...


Water, Food and Poverty in River Basins: Defining the Limits

by Myles J. Fisher & Simon E. Cook

Conventional wisdom says that the world is heading for a major water crisis. By 2050, global population will increase from 7 billion to a staggering 9.5 billion and the demands this will place on food and water...


Acute Topics in Sport Nutrition

by M. Lamprecht

In high-performance sport an optimal diet and nutritional interventions can make the difference between victory and defeat. In recent years, sport nutrition research has increased. This publication provides...


Phosphate and Vitamin D in Chronic Kidney Disease

by M.S. Razzaque

The enormous progress made during the last decade has resulted in a better conceptual understanding of mineral ion metabolism in general. With regard to chronic kidney disease, the two most affected nutrients...


Innate Immunity: Resistance and Disease-Promoting Principles

by G. Hartmann & H. Wagner

Our understanding of the complex innate immune response is increasing rapidly. Its role in the protection against viral or bacterial pathogens is essential for the survival of an organism. However, it is equally...


Translational Medicine - What, Why and How: An International Perspective

by B. Alving, K. Dai & S.H.H. Chan

This book is the first to provide an aerial view, as well as detailed information, on 'how' activities in translational medicine are under development in countries such as the USA, China, the UK, and Taiwan....


Cell/Tissue Injury and Cytoprotection/Organoprotection in the Gastrointestinal Tract

by L.P. Filaretova & K. Takeuchi

In recent years, there have been significant advances both in understanding the mechanisms involved in gastrointestinal mucosal injury and protection, as well as in the development of successful strategies for...


Vaccines and Diagnostics for Transboundary Animal Diseases

by J.A. Roth, J.A. Richt & I.A. Morozov

Transboundary animal diseases (TADs) are a major threat to livestock. They are highly contagious or transmissible, and they have the potential to cause high morbidity and mortality in both susceptible animal...


Inflammation in Psychiatry

by A. Halaris & B.E. Leonard

Psychoimmunology is a rapidly maturing area of scientific endeavor that provides a compelling integrative link between the immune system and its response to stress and psychiatric illness. Stress initiates pathological...


New Insights into Glomerulonephritis

by N. Chen

Chronic kidney disease is a global major health issue that ultimately leads to end-stage renal disease, a devastating condition requiring costly renal replacement therapy. Given this background, extensive understanding...


Recent Advances in Growth Research: Nutritional, Molecular and Endocrine Perspectives

by M.W. Gillman, P.D. Gluckman & R.G. Rosenfeld

Growth in mammals encompasses several stages, from intrauterine growth through infancy and childhood to adolescence. Each of these phases is characterized by very specific nutritional, molecular and endocrine...


Genetically Modified Organisms and Genetic Engineering in Research and Therapy

by P. Piguet & P. Poindron

Genetically modified organisms (GMO) raise societal, political and ethical concerns. They inspire strong resistance or, conversely, enthusiastic assent. The aim of this publication is to give an overview of...


Diabetes and the Kidney

by K.N. Lai & S.C.W. Tang

Caused by an epidemic increase in obesity and diabetes and metabolic syndromes, diabetic nephropathy has become a leading cause of end-stage renal disease in many developed countries. The publication at hand...


Developmental Biology of GH Secretion, Growth and Treatment

by P.-E Mullis

In the last few years, rapid progress has taken place in our understanding of the developmental biology of GH secretion and the pivotal role it plays in growth.This book keeps the reader updated on the most...


Controversies in Acute Kidney Injury

by J.A. Kellum, C. Ronco & J.-L. Vincent

Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a serious and as yet incompletely understood disorder in which sudden impairment of kidney function occurs secondary to one or more of a variety of underlying conditions. This disorder...