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VSC10-004 Routledge Handbook of Halal Hospitality and Islamic Tourism
  C. Michael Hall/ 9781138557055/ Price:¢G 165.00
 
The Routledge Handbook of Halal Hospitality and Islamic Tourism provides a greater understanding of the current debates associated with Islamic tourism and halal hospitality in the context of businesses, communities, destinations, and the wider socio-political context. It therefore sheds substantial light on one of the most significant travel and consumer markets in the world today and the important role of religion in contemporary hospitality and tourism. The book examines halal hospitality and lodging, Islamic markets, product developments, heritage, certification, and emerging and future trends and issues. It integrates case studies from a range of countries and destinations and in doing so emphasises the significant differences that exist with respect to regulating and commodifying halal, as well as stressing that the Islamic market is not monolithic. Written by highly regarded international academics, it offers a range of perspectives and enables a comprehensive discussion of this integral part of Islam and contemporary society. This handbook will be of significant interest to upper level students, researchers, and academics in the various disciplines of Tourism, Hospitality, Food Studies, Marketing, Religious Studies, Geography, Sociology, and Islamic Studies.
   
VSB08-004 Routledge Handbook on Middle East Cities
  Haim Yacobi/ 9781138650749/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
Presenting the current debate about cities in the Middle East from Sana¡¦a, Beirut and Jerusalem to Cairo, Marrakesh and Gaza, the book explores urban planning and policy, migration, gender and identity as well as politics and economics of urban settings in the region. This handbook moves beyond essentialist and reductive analyses of identity, urban politics, planning, and development in cities in the Middle East, and instead offers critical engagement with both historical and contemporary urban processes in the region. Approaching "Cities" as multi-dimensional sites, products of political processes, knowledge production and exchange, and local and global visions as well as spatial artefacts. Importantly, in the different case studies and theoretical approaches, there is no attempt to idealise urban politics, planning, and everyday life in the Middle East ¡V¡V which (as with many other cities elsewhere) are also situations of contestation and violence ¡V¡V but rather to highlight how cities in the region, and especially those which are understudied, revolve around issues of housing, infrastructure, participation and identity, amongst other concerns. Analysing a variety of cities in the Middle East, the book is a significant contribution to Middle East Studies. It is an essential resource for students and academics interested in Geography, Regional and Urban Studies of the Middle East.
   
VSA05-004 The Routledge Companion to Actor-Network Theory
  Anders Blok/ 9781138084728/ Price:¢G 175.00
 
This companion explores ANT as an intellectual practice, tracking its movements and engagements with a wide range of other academic and activist projects. Showcasing the work of a diverse set of ¡¥second generation¡¦ ANT scholars from around the world, it highlights the exciting depth and breadth of contemporary ANT and its future possibilities. The companion has 38 chapters, each answering a key question about ANT and its capacities. Early chapters explore ANT as an intellectual practice and highlight ANT¡¦s dialogues with other fields and key theorists. Others open critical, provocative discussions of its limitations. Later sections explore how ANT has been developed in a range of social scientific fields and how it has been used to explore a wide range of scales and sites. Chapters in the final section discuss ANT¡¦s involvement in ¡¥real world¡¦ endeavours such as disability and environmental activism, and even running a Chilean hospital. Each chapter contains an overview of relevant work and introduces original examples and ideas from the authors¡¦ recent research. The chapters orient readers in rich, complex fields and can be read in any order or combination. Throughout the volume, authors mobilise ANT to explore and account for a range of exciting case studies: from wheelchair activism to parliamentary decision-making; from racial profiling to energy consumption monitoring; from queer sex to Korean cities. A comprehensive introduction by the editors explores the significance of ANT more broadly and provides an overview of the volume. The Routledge Companion to Actor-Network Theory will be an inspiring and lively companion to academics and advanced undergraduates and postgraduates from across many disciplines across the social sciences, including Sociology, Geography, Politics and Urban Studies, Environmental Studies and STS, and anyone wishing to engage with ANT, to understand what it has already been used to do and to imagine what it might do in the future.
   
VF01-79 Re-Coding Homes Through Flexible Interiors: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Nilufer Saglar Onay/ 9781522589587/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Cities are not only places that house buildings; they are also spaces where cultural and social relations are built and developed. These properties must be taken into consideration when constructing and renovating new housing. Different methodologies can be used in order to create new flexible solutions for mass housing units¡¦ interior spaces with the aim of improving their adaptability by using a user-centered approach. Re-Coding Homes Through Flexible Interiors: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an optimal resource that investigates how interior design models can transform existing spaces into more flexible and functional housing units while also increasing the functional value and spatial quality of living spaces in social housing. The book specifically discusses how genetic algorithms, a generative design approach, are used to solve nonlinear design problems. It also provides results that can be referenced based on actual domain data, which can be used as references to other architectural and interior design approaches. Featuring research on topics such as housing design and mass housing, this book is ideally designed for architects, engineers, interior designers, furniture designers, construction companies, architecture firms, practitioners, academicians, students, and researchers. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EArchitecture ¡EFamily Size ¡EFlexible Space ¡EHousing Design ¡EInterior Design ¡EInterior Environment ¡ELiving Space ¡EMass Housing ¡EQuality of Life ¡EUrban Density
   
VF01-78 Global Advancements in Connected and Intelligent Mobility: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Fatma Outay/ 9781522590194/ Price:US$ 195.00
 
Vehicle accidents on the roads and highways occur every minute of every day, most often resulting in a loss of life or property damage. With advancing technology, vehicle infrastructure integration can increase road safety and transport efficiency through wireless sensor communications and other systems. These recent developments can bring inestimable economic value and will play a role in the next generation of vehicle products and traffic safety. Global Advancements in Connected and Intelligent Mobility: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential reference source that discusses the recent advances, safety, and efficiency in connected vehicles, as well as the next generation of communication network development. Featuring research on topics such as vehicular networks, telematics, and context-aware intelligence, this book is ideally designed for policymakers, traffic safety specialists, traffic control technicians, auto technicians, planning agencies, environmental managers, standardization governors, academicians, students, researchers, and industry practitioners seeking coverage on intelligent transportation systems. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EConnected Vehicle ¡EContext-Aware Intelligence ¡EData Trustworthiness ¡EDriver Behavior ¡EIntelligent Transportation Systems ¡EInternet of Vehicles ¡ESmart Transportation ¡ESustainable Transport ¡ETelematics ¡EVehicle Analytics ¡EVehicle Technology ¡EVehicular Networks ¡EWireles
   
VF01-77 Green Building Management and Smart Automation
  Arun Solanki/ 9781522597544/ Price:US$ 215.00
 
Throughout the world, there is an increasing demand on diminishing natural resources in the industrial, transport, commercial, and residential sectors. Of these, the residential sector uses the most energy on such needs as lighting, water heating, air conditioning, space heating, and refrigeration. This sector alone consumes one-third of the total primary energy resources available. By using green building and smart automation techniques, this demand for energy resources can be lowered. Green Building Management and Smart Automation is an essential scholarly publication that provides an in-depth analysis of design technologies for green building and highlights the smart automation technologies that help in energy conservation, along with various performance metrics that are necessary to facilitate a building to be known as a ¡§Green Smart Building.¡¨ Featuring a range of topics such as environmental quality, energy management, and big data analytics, this book is ideal for researchers, engineers, policymakers, government officials, architects, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EBig Data Analytics ¡EEnergy Efficiency ¡EEnergy Management ¡EEnvironmental Quality ¡EGreen Buildings ¡EGreen Technologies ¡EIndoor Environment ¡EIoT Architecture ¡ERenewable Energy ¡EWell-Being
   
VE18-63 Handbook of Research on Energy-Saving Technologies for Environmentally-Friendly Agricultural Development
  Valeriy Kharchenko/ 9781522594208/ Price:US$ 295.00
 
World population growth and the related increase in the demand for food and other goods has intensified agricultural production throughout the world. Some of today's technologies are characterized by relatively low productivity and high consumption of energy resources. The Handbook of Research on Energy-Saving Technologies for Environmentally-Friendly Agricultural Development is a comprehensive research publication that provides insight into new technologies that create efficient and environmentally-friendly energy potential sufficient for the organization of industrial and social-economic activity in rural areas. Highlighting a variety of topics such as economic development, renewable energy, and climate change, this book is ideal for agricultural business executives, engineers, scientists, environmentalists, entrepreneurs, academicians, researchers, students, and those working in the agro-industrial and housing and communal services sectors. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAgriculture ¡EBiogas ¡EClimate Change ¡EEconomic Development ¡EElectric Networks ¡EElectrical Stimulation ¡EElectricity Transmission ¡EEnergy Efficiency ¡EEnergy-Saving Technology ¡EHarvesting Machinery ¡EIntensification Processes ¡EMathematical Programming ¡EPower Supply Systems ¡ERenewable Energy
   
VE18-62 IoT and WSN Applications for Modern Agricultural Advancements: Emerging Research and Opportunities
  Proshikshya Mukherjee/ 9781522590040/ Price:US$ 175.00
 
Currently, the demand by consumption of agricultural products may be predicted quantitatively; moreover, the variation of harvest and production by the change of a farm's cultivated area, weather change, disease, insect damage, etc. is a challenge that has led to improper control of the supply and demand of agricultural products. Advancements in IoT and wireless sensor networks in precision agriculture and the cloud computing technology needed to deploy them can be used to address and solve these issues. IoT and WSN Applications for Modern Agricultural Advancements: Emerging Research and Opportunities is an essential research book that focuses on the development of effective data-computing operations on agricultural advancements that are fully supported by IoT, cloud computing, and wireless sensor network systems and explores prospective applications of computing, analytics, and networking in various interdisciplinary domains of engineering. Featuring a range of topics such as power monitoring, healthcare, and GIS, this book is ideal for IT practitioners, farmers, network analysts, researchers, professionals, academicians, industry experts, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAgriculture Systems ¡EAntithetic Sampling Method ¡EAutomated Systems ¡EEnergy-Efficient Routing ¡EGIS ¡EHealthcare ¡EIoT ¡EPower Monitoring ¡ESink Mobility ¡EWireless Sensor Networks
   
VD18-145 Cases on Green Energy and Sustainable Development
  Peter Yang/ 9781522585596/ Price:US$ 215.00
 
Despite the urgent need for action, there is a widespread lack of understanding of the benefits of using green energy sources for not only reducing carbon emissions and climate change, but also for growing a sustainable economy and society. Future citizens of the world face increasing sustainability issues and need to be better prepared for energy transformation and sustainable future economic development. Cases on Green Energy and Sustainable Development is a critical research book that focuses on the important role renewable energy and energy efficiency play in energy transition and sustainable development and covers economic and promotion policies of major renewable energy and energy-efficiency technologies. Highlighting a wide range of topics such as economics, energy storage, and transportation technologies, this book is ideal for environmentalists, academicians, researchers, engineers, policymakers, and students. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EAlgaefuel ¡EClimate Change ¡EEconomics ¡EEnergy Grid ¡EEnergy Storage ¡EGreen Transportation ¡EPolicy and Regulation ¡ERenewable Energy ¡ESmart Grid ¡ETransportation Technologies
   
VD05-1077 Metrics and Models for Evaluating the Quality and Effectiveness of ERP Software
  Geoffrey Muchiri Muketha/ 9781522576785/ Price:US$ 225.00
 
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is a class of integrated software that uses software technologies to implement real-time management of business processes in an organization. ERPs normally cut across organizations, making them large and complex. Software researchers have for many years established that complexity affects software quality negatively and must therefore be controlled with novel metrics and models of evaluation that can determine when the software is at acceptable levels of quality and when not. Metrics and Models for Evaluating the Quality and Effectiveness of ERP Software is a critical scholarly publication that examines ERP development, performance, and challenges in business settings to help improve decision making in organizations that have embraced ERPs, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their activities, and improve their return on investments (ROI). Highlighting a wide range of topics such as data mining, higher education, and security, this book is essential for professionals, software developers, researchers, academicians, and security professionals. Topics Covered The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to: ¡EData Mining ¡EEmployee Readiness ¡EERP Software ¡EHigher Education ¡EInformation Systems ¡EQuality Assurance ¡ESecurity ¡ESoftware Maintenance ¡ESustainability ¡EUser Perception
   
 

 

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