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  • Bring your company into the digital era without compromising your core business In The Digital Transformer's Dilemma: How to Energize Your Core Business While Building Disruptive Products and Services, the authors show companies how to go digital while also advancing their core business. The book emphasizes how to strike a difficult balance between establishing a new (digital) business and re-vitalizing - and digitizing - the legacy business. The core of the book is focused on the actual implementation of the digital transformation across both businesses, providing concrete tips, tricks, tools and action plans across six key dimensions: Crafting a flexible organization Using technology as a driver Designing the necessary processes Building transformational leaders "Right-skilling" the workforce of the future Galvanizing cultural change The Digital Transformer's Dilemma is a very visual  book, filled with dozens of engaging illustrations that bring the contained concepts to life on the page. Based on 100+ interviews with senior executives at leading companies (such as Nestlé, Novartis, Volkswagen, BNP Paribas, BASF and Michelin) and smaller hidden champions, numerous illuminating case studies, and the authors' own experience from working in international management consulting and years of academic experience, the book highlights the fundamental principles required for executives and businesspeople to transform legacy organizations into digitally empowered companies.

  • "...a much-needed handbook with contributions from well-chosen practitioners. A primary accomplishment is to provide guidance for those involved in modeling and simulation in support of Systems of Systems development, more particularly guidance that draws on well-conceived academic research to define concepts and terms, that identifies primary challenges for developers, and that suggests fruitful approaches grounded in theory and successful examples."                                                                                                  Paul Davis, The RAND Corporation
    Modeling and Simulation Support for System of Systems Engineering Applications provides a comprehensive overview of the underlying theory, methods, and solutions in modeling and simulation support for system of systems engineering. Highlighting plentiful multidisciplinary applications of modeling and simulation, the book uniquely addresses the criteria and challenges found within the field. Beginning with a foundation of concepts, terms, and categories, a theoretical and generalized approach to system of systems engineering is introduced, and real-world applications via case studies and examples are presented. A unified approach is maintained in an effort to understand the complexity of a single system as well as the context among other proximate systems. In addition, the book features:
    Cutting edge coverage of modeling and simulation within the field of system of systems, including transportation, system health management, space mission analysis, systems engineering methodology, and energy State-of-the-art advances within multiple domains to instantiate theoretic insights, applicable methods, and lessons learned from real-world applications of modeling and simulation The challenges of system of systems engineering using a systematic and holistic approach Key concepts, terms, and activities to provide a comprehensive, unified, and concise representation of the field A collection of chapters written by over 40 recognized international experts from academia, government, and industry A research agenda derived from the contribution of experts that guides scholars and researchers towards open questions Modeling and Simulation Support for System of Systems Engineering Applications is an ideal reference and resource for academics and practitioners in operations research, engineering, statistics, mathematics, modeling and simulation, and computer science. The book is also an excellent course book for graduate and PhD-level courses in modeling and simulation, engineering, and computer science.
     

  • Biomass is a key resource for meeting the energy and material demands of mankind in the future. As a result, businesses and technologies are developing around biomass processing and its applications. Transformation of Biomass: Theory to Practice explores the modern applications of biomass and bio-based residues for the generation of energy, heat and chemical products. The first chapter presents readers with a broad overview of biomass and its composition, conversion routes and products. The following chapters deal with specific technologies, including anaerobic digestion, pyrolysis and gasification, as well as hydrothermal and supercritical conversion. Each chapter details current practises, recent developments, business case models and comprehensive analysis of the problems associated with each approach, and how to optimize them. Topics covered include: Anaerobic digestion Reactor design Pyrolysis Catalysis in biomass transformation Engines for combined heat and power Influence of feedstocks on performance and products Bio-hydrogen from biomass Analysis of bio-oils Numerical simulation and formal kinetic parameters evaluation Business case development This textbook will provide students, researchers and industry professionals with a practical and accessible guide to the essential skills required to advance in the field of bioenergy.

  • This state-of-the-art reference presents papers from one of the largest annual gatherings of extraction specialists from around world, the 2013 Annual Meeting of The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society. Addressing many aspects of extraction and processing metallurgy, this volume covers in three sections modeling of multi-scale phenomena in materials processing; production, refining, and recycling of rare earth metals; and solar cell silicon. Essential reading for scientists, engineers, and metallurgists in the global extractive and process metallurgy industries.

  • In kaum einem Bereich wird der durch die Digitalisierung ausgelste Wandel so deutlich wie im Vertrieb. An der Schnittstelle zum Markt entscheiden sich Erfolg oder Misserfolg einer Sales-Strategie. Wenn Sie sich in komprimierter Form über die zukünftigen Entwicklungen in Vertriebsorganisationen einen Überblick verschaffen wollen, ist das Buch von Werner Katzengruber und Andreas Pfrtner genau das Richtige für Sie! In Sales 4.0 verbinden die beiden Autoren ihre langjährige Expertise im Sales-Management und ihre Erkenntnisse aus zahlreichen Projekten mit Informationen aus der aktuellen Forschung. Ziel des Buches ist es, den verantwortlichen Führungskräften Hinweise und Unterstützung bei der Ausarbeitung einer zukunftsorientierten Sales-Strategie zu vermitteln. Dies umfasst mehr als nur den technologischen Einfluss auf das Sales Management, sondern betrachtet das Thema aus einer ganzheitlichen Perspektive. Sie sind im Vertriebsmanagement verantwortlich tätig (B2B oder B2C), Führungskraft oder Mitarbeiter im Verkauf und wollen sich für die Zukunft rüsten? Dann starten Sie jetzt!

  • Die Geschäftsführung vieler kleiner und mittelständischer Unternehmen hat keine klare Strategie für das Thema "Ganzheitliches Mitarbeiter-Marketing". Dies war in den letzten Jahrzehnten auch nicht notwendig, da der Arbeitsmarkt ein sogenannter Verkäufermarkt war, sprich mehr Nachfrage als Angebot bestand. Viele Chefs aus dem Mittelstand haben selbst heute nur teilweise erkannt, wie wichtig und erfolgsrelevant die Ressource "Mensch" ist. Diese Ressource war immer ausreichend vorhanden und jederzeit leicht zu beschaffen.
    Einige wenige Unternehmenslenker haben erkannt, dass Investitionen in die Mitarbeiter-Entwicklung ausgesprochen zukunftssichernd und ertragreich sein knnen.Erfolgsentscheidend ist, dass das Thema Mitarbeiter-Entwicklung eng mit den Unternehmenszielen verknüpft wird und die einzelnen Maßnahmen in ein aufeinander aufbauendes Gesamtsystem eingebunden werden. Dies bezeichnet man als "ganzheitliches Mitarbeiter-Marketing".
    Es ist jedoch häufig schwierig, an praktische und umsetzbare Ideen und Methoden für kleinere Unternehmen heranzukommen. Das oftmals sehr von Großkonzernen und Personal-Profis geprägte theoretische Wissen schreckt Mittelständler zudem eher ab. Das vorhandene Wissen auf das Notwendigste zu reduzieren und inhaltlich nachvollziehbar und praxisorientiert zu vermitteln, ist die Aufgabe des Buches von Andreas C. Fürsattel.
    Das Buch bietet einen Überblick über das gesamte Thema und zeigt klare, umsetzbare Wege auf, um das Unternehmen für die Gegenwart und Zukunft aufzustellen - auch anhand erfolgreicher Beispiele aus unter-schiedlichen Branchen. Flüssig zu lesen, nachvollziehbar, konkret, umsetzungs- und ergebnisorientiert ist es ein ideales Arbeitshandbuch für Praktiker.

  • Brand Admiration uses deep research on consumer psychology, marketing, consumer engagement and communication to develop a powerful, integrated perspective and innovative approach to brand management. Using numerous real-world examples and backed by research from top notch academics, this book describes how companies can turn a product, service, corporate, person or place brand into one that customers love, trust and respect; in short, how to make a brand admired. The result? Greater brand loyalty, stronger brand advocacy, and higher brand equity. Admired brands grow more revenue in a more efficient way over a longer period of time and with more opportunities for growth. The real power of Brand Admiration is that it provides concrete, actionable guidance on how brand managers can make customers (and employees) admire a brand. Admired brands don't just do the job; they offer exactly what customers need (enabling benefits), in way that's pleasing, fun, interesting, and emotionally involving (enticing benefits), while making people feel good about themselves (enriching benefits). Providing these benefits, called 3 Es, is foundational to building , strengthening and leveraging brand admiration. In addition, the authors articulate a common-sense and action based measure of brand equity, and they develop dashboard metrics to diagnose if there are any 'canaries in the coal mine', and if so, what to do next. In short, Brand Admiration provides a coherent, cohesive approach to helping the brand stand the test of time. A well-designed, well-managed brand becomes a part of the public consciousness, and ultimately, a part of the culture. This trajectory is the fruit of decisions made from an integrated strategic standpoint. This book shows you how to shift the process for your brand, with practical guidance and an analytical approach.

  • In Transcultural Communication, Andreas Hepp provides an accessible and engaging introduction to the exciting possibilities and inevitable challenges presented by the proliferation of transcultural communication in our mediatized world.
    Includes examples of mediatization and transcultural communication from a variety of cultural contexts Covers an array of different types of media, including mass media and digital media Incorporates discussion of transcultural communication in media regulation, media production, media products and platforms, and media appropriation

  • Comprising some 30 contributions, experts from around the world present and discuss recent advances related to seizure prediction in epilepsy. The book covers an extraordinarily broad spectrum, starting from modeling epilepsy in single cells or networks of a few cells to precisely-tailored seizure prediction techniques as applied to human data. This unique overview of our current level of knowledge and future perspectives provides theoreticians as well as practitioners, newcomers and experts with an up-to-date survey of developments in this important field of research.

  • Im vorliegenden Buch werden industriell eingesetzte Beschichtungsverfahren aus den Bereichen des Auftragschweißens und -ltens, des Plasma-, Lichtbogen- und Flammspritzens, der Sol-Gel-Technik sowie der Dünnschicht-technologien, Chemical-Vapor-Deposition und Physical-Vapor-Deposition, vorgestellt. Besondere Bedeutung wird dabei der Verbindung von Prozess- und Werkstofftechnologie im Hinblick auf das Herstellen anforderungsgerechter Schichten beigemessen. Weiterhin werden neu entwickelte, an der Schwelle zur industriellen Einführung stehende Beschichtungsverfahren aufgezeigt.
    Das Buch versetzt Ingenieure und Techniker in die Lage, das Potenzial von Oberflächenschutzschichten und den zugehrigen Beschichtungsverfahren für ihren Arbeitsbereich abschätzen zu knnen, so dass die Beschich- tungstechnologie integraler Bestandteil in der Entwicklung, Konstruktion und Fertigung wird.

  • Taken as a whole, this series covers all major fields of application for commercial sensors, as well as their manufacturing techniques and major types. As such the series does not treat bulk sensors, but rather places strong emphasis on microsensors, microsystems and integrated electronic sensor packages. Each of the individual volumes is tailored to the needs and queries of readers from the relevant branch of industry.
    A competent and comprehensive survey of current and future sensors applied in electronic household devices. Engineers and scientists will find here reports of an increase in product safety, efficiency and consumer comfort, coupled with a decrease in power consumption and water/wastewater. The book also looks at the customer appeal of advanced "intelligent" appliances, showing the heightened need for comprehensive information on their potentials and limitations.

  • Besides its coverage of the four important aspects of synchrotron sources, materials and material processes, measuring techniques, and applications, this ready reference presents both important method types: diffraction and tomography.
    Following an introduction, a general section leads on to methods, while further sections are devoted to emerging methods and industrial applications. In this way, the text provides new users of large-scale facilities with easy access to an understanding of both the methods and opportunities offered by different sources and instruments.

  • A comprehensive text that reviews the methods and technologies that explore emergent behavior in complex systems engineering in multidisciplinary fields In Emergent Behavior in Complex Systems Engineering, the authors present the theoretical considerations and the tools required to enable the study of emergent behaviors in manmade systems. Information Technology is key to today's modern world. Scientific theories introduced in the last five decades can now be realized with the latest computational infrastructure. Modeling and simulation, along with Big Data technologies are at the forefront of such exploration and investigation. The text offers a number of simulation-based methods, technologies, and approaches that are designed to encourage the reader to incorporate simulation technologies to further their understanding of emergent behavior in complex systems. The authors present a resource for those designing, developing, managing, operating, and maintaining systems, including system of systems. The guide is designed to help better detect, analyse, understand, and manage the emergent behaviour inherent in complex systems engineering in order to reap the benefits of innovations and avoid the dangers of unforeseen consequences. This vital resource: Presents coverage of a wide range of simulation technologies Explores the subject of emergence through the lens of Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Offers contributions from authors at the forefront of various related disciplines such as philosophy, science, engineering, sociology, and economics Contains information on the next generation of complex systems engineering Written for researchers, lecturers, and students, Emergent Behavior in Complex Systems Engineering provides an overview of the current discussions on complexity and emergence, and shows how systems engineering methods in general and simulation methods in particular can help in gaining new insights in complex systems engineering.

  • A methodologically sophisticated, comprehensive approach to applying the Agile fixed-price contract to IT projects while maximizing customer and supplier relationships "Interesting and necessary for IT managers and IT lawyers."
    -Walter J. Jaburek, Dipl.-Ing., Dr. iur., Dr. techn. Approximately 50 percent of software developers use Scrum, an iterative and incremental development method for managing software projects and product or application development, in their work. The benefit of Scrum and other Agile methods is that they can address shifts in a large project that traditional managerial methods cannot. Written by pioneers and leaders in the field of Agile and Scrum, Agile Contracts is the only book dedicated exclusively to the legal, procurement, and project management considerations of Agile contracts. Providing templates, a toolbox, and examples of Agile fixed-price contracts, the book presents an alternative option to fixed-price, time-based, and supply-based contracts-reducing the risk for both the supplier and the customer with a contract that offers the possibility of flux and flexible scenarios as a project progresses. Agile Contracts features in-depth chapter coverage of: The Agile Manifesto of 2001 Agility from the perspective of procurement and the software provider The problems with traditional fixed-price contracts and time material contracts What the Agile fixed-price contract is and how it is set up Tendering based on the Agile fixed-price contract How to negotiate an Agile fixed-price contract Special guidelines for the legal framework of an Agile fixed-price contract Adaptable Scope System The Black Swan scenario Contracts and procedures for the featured methodologies Especially applicable within highly structured business organizations, Agile Contracts is a must-read for project managers, agile practitioners, procurement representatives, and IT lawyers.

  • More than Money

    Andreas Enrico Brell

    Das Thema Geld füllt bereits zahlreiche Bibliotheken. Angesichts der aktuellen weltpolitischen und auch wirtschaftlichen Geschehnisse steigen die Ängste und Unsicherheiten der Menschen betreffend ihre finanzielle Zukunft. Sie sorgen sich um ihre Jobs, ihre Altersversorgung, den Euro, den Fortbestand der Finanzmärkte, machen sich Gedanken, was ihre diversen Versicherungen später noch wert sein mgen, ob sie ihren gewohnten Lebensstandard halten knnen. Viele malen sich diverse geistige Katastrophenszenarien aus und erstarren in von Sorge getriebenen Gedankenmustern. Andere wiederum verfügen über ausreichende Mittel, sind aber in der Tretmühle des Geldverdienens dermaßen heftig verhaftet und verstrickt, dass sie keine Zeit mehr haben, richtig und bewusst zu leben. Kurz gesagt: Gelassenheit und ein entspannter Umgang mit Geld sehen anders aus. Es ist an der Zeit für ein neues Denken in all diesen Bereichen, vor allem zum Thema Geld.
    "More than money" basiert auf einem ungewhnlichen Ansatz für die brisante Thematik Geld. Es zeigt nicht, wie man Millionär wird. Es enthält keine Investment-Tipps oder Brsenstrategien. Und es zeigt auch nicht, wie Haushaltsbücher effizient geführt werden.
    "More than money" schildert den individuellen und sicher nicht immer einfachen Weg, wie wir alle einen wirklich entspannten Umgang mit Geld erreichen knnen - vllig unabhängig davon, wie viel Geld wir tatsächlich im Moment besitzen.
    Andreas Enrico Brell beschreibt in diesem Buch den individuellen Weg zu mehr Geld und gleichzeitig zu mehr Zeit, zu mehr Lebensqualität, zu besseren Beziehungen, erhhter Gelassenheit und vor allem zu einer ganzheitlichen Erfüllung und Glück im Leben. Hierzu bedarf es einer neuen Einstellung, dem neuen Denken zu und über Geld. Er ist davon überzeugt, dass Geldnot immer nur das äußere Anzeichen eines viel tiefer liegenden Verhaltensmusters darstellt. Wer es schafft, diese Verhaltensmuster zu ändern, ändert damit automatisch auch den persnlichen Umgang mit der Materie Geld.
    Der Leser lernt, wie er mit dem wichtigen "Gut" Geld - vor allem auch gedanklich - maßvoll, optimal, entspannt aber doch konsequent und zielorientiert umgeht. Dieses Buch liefert allen, die mit Geld zu tun haben - also uns allen - nachweislich pragmatisch wirksame, vom Autor in seiner langjährigen Praxis als Finanzmakler erprobte Einsichten und Ansätze, langfristig in Bezug auf die Materie Geld wirklich sorgfältig, verlässlich, aber gleichzeitig auch entspannt und gelassen zu denken und zu agieren und dabei auch alle anderen Lebensbereiche erfüllend auszubalancieren.
    Es geht im Wesentlichen um diese fünf Lebensbereiche: Zeit, Gesundheit, Beruf, Beziehungen und eben Finanzen. Das Buch behandelt diese Bereiche aus der Sicht von Geld und zeigt klar auf, dass erst dann, wenn alle diese Bereiche in Balance sind, ein wirklich entspanntes Leben entsteht. Andreas Enrico Brell zeigt, dass dies nur funktioniert, wenn wir auch unsere Gedanken und Gefühle, persnlichen Werte und den eigentlichen Sinn des Lebens in den Vordergrund dieses neuen Denkens stellen.
    Mit zahlreichen humorvollen Beispielen aus seiner beruflichen Praxis und aus seinem eigenen Leben sorgt Andreas Enrico Brell zudem für echtes Lesevergnügen.

  • Leuchtendes Vorbild!

    Andreas Dudas

    • Wiley
    • 14 Février 2017

    Der Drang in den Unternehmen und bei den Führungskräften nach einer Veränderung ist allgegenwärtig, um global erfolgreich zu sein, ein erfülltes Leben zu führen und gleichzeitig aus der Masse herauszustechen. Doch die bloße Veränderung von Strategien, Prozessen oder der Unternehmenskultur alleine genügen nicht mehr, Unternehmen und Menschen erkennen immer mehr, dass nur eine radikale Transformation ihres (Führungs-)Verhaltens sowie ihrer Geschäftsmodelle ntig ist, um überhaupt zukunftsfähig zu sein.
    Andreas Dudas ist überzeugt: Dieser Weg führt nicht über den Aufruf nach drastischer Veränderung von Strategien und Prozessen oder nach der Umsetzung von Transformationsprozessen in Unternehmen. Der Weg führt über ein neues Bewusstsein und die Bewusstheit zur persnlichen Brillanz - zur persnlichen Strahlkraft, DIE eine Kraft, die alles ändert. Denn nur wer sich selbst wertschätzt, mit all seinen Stärken, eigenen Werten, Talenten und diese auch lebt, ist voll in seinem Element, bewegt Welten und beflügelt andere.
    Andreas Dudas nimmt in diesem Buch seine Leser auf eine spannende, weltweite Reise mit und erläutert - basierend auf seiner vielfältigen Erfahrung rund um den Globus -, wie er seine bewährte Transformations- und Erfolgsformel "Wer von innen strahlt, der bringt andere zum Leuchten" erfolgreich anwendet. Dabei ffnen sich nicht nur geografische, sondern auch in anderer Hinsicht vllig neue Perspektiven, in denen er zeigt, wie man Technologie, Wirtschaft, Management und Leadership mit Mentaltechnik, Quantenmechanik und Spiritualität zusammenführt, um eine persnliche Brillanz zu erreichen und gleichzeitig Welten zu bewegen.

  • This is the first book dedicated to the entire field of integrated chemical processes, covering process design, analysis, operation and control of these processes. Both the editors and authors are internationally recognized experts from different fields in industry and academia, and their contributions describe all aspects of intelligent integrations of chemical reactions and physical unit operations such as heat exchange, separational operations and mechanical unit operations. As a unique feature, the book also introduces new concepts for treating different integration concepts on a generalized basis.
    Of great value to a broad audience of researchers and engineers from industry and academia.

  • Retaining its proven concept, the second edition of this ready reference specifically addresses the need of materials engineers for reliable, detailed information on modern material characterization methods.
    As such, it provides a systematic overview of the increasingly important field of characterization of engineering materials with the help of neutrons and synchrotron radiation. The first part introduces readers to the fundamentals of structure-property relationships in materials and the radiation sources suitable for materials characterization.
    The second part then focuses on such characterization techniques as diffraction and scattering methods, as well as direct imaging and tomography. The third part presents new and emerging methods of materials characterization in the field of 3D characterization techniques like three-dimensional X-ray diffraction microscopy. The fourth and final part is a collection of examples that demonstrate the application of the methods introduced in the first parts to problems in materials science.
    With thoroughly revised and updated chapters and now containing about 20%
    new material, this is the must-have, in-depth resource on this highly relevant topic.

  • The completely revised second edition of this user-friendly and application-oriented overview of one-step biotransformations of industrial importance.
    Based on extensive literature and patent research, this book is unique in arranging each process in a systematic way to allow for easy comparison. All the chapters have been rewritten, with all the processes updated and more than 30 new processes added. Each set of data is accompanied by key literature citations, supported by flow sheets where available, reduced to their significant elements. In addition, an extensive index classified by substrates, products, enzymes, and companies provides direct access to each process, organized according to enzyme class. Biotechnologists, biochemists, microbiologists, process engineers and those working in the chemical and biotechnological industries will find here all the significant parameters characterizing both the biotransformation and the process.

  • The whole range of biocatalysis, from a firm grounding in theoretical concepts to in-depth coverage of practical applications and future perspectives.
    The book not only covers reactions, products and processes with and from biological catalysts, but also the process of designing and improving such biocatalysts.
    One unique feature is that the fields of chemistry, biology and bioengineering receive equal attention, thus addressing practitioners and students from all three areas.

  • This book gives the reader an up-to-date, clear and logical idea of what caring for parkinsonian patients entails - a challenge that clinicians will face for many years to come. It is split into three sections: Section 1: A compilation of the major brain lesions typically seen in PD Section 2: Treatment options in PD Section 3: 25 cases designed to test the reader and the practical application of the information supplied in the other sections.

  • Learn all you need to know about wireless sensor networks! Protocols and Architectures for Wireless Sensor Networks provides a thorough description of the nuts and bolts of wireless sensor networks. The authors give an overview of the state-of-the-art, putting all the individual solutions into perspective with one and other.  Numerous practical examples, case studies and illustrations demonstrate the theory, techniques and results presented.  The clear chapter structure, listing learning objectives, outline and summarizing key points, help guide the reader expertly through the material.  Protocols and Architectures for Wireless Sensor Networks:             Covers architecture and communications protocols in detail with practical implementation examples and case studies. Provides an understanding of mutual relationships and dependencies between different protocols and architectural decisions. Offers an in-depth investigation of relevant protocol mechanisms.  Shows which protocols are suitable for which tasks within a wireless sensor network and in which circumstances they perform efficiently.  Features an extensive website with the bibliography, PowerPoint slides, additional exercises and worked solutions. This text provides academic researchers, graduate students in computer science, computer engineering, and electrical engineering, as well as practitioners in industry and research engineers with an understanding of the specific design challenges and solutions for wireless sensor networks.  Check out www.wiley.com/go/wsn for accompanying course material! "I am deeply impressed by the book of Karl & Willig. It is by far the most complete source for wireless sensor networks...The book covers almost all topics related to sensor networks, gives an amazing number of references, and, thus, is the perfect source for students, teachers, and researchers. Throughout the book the reader will find high quality text, figures, formulas, comparisons etc. - all you need for a sound basis to start sensor network research." Prof. Jochen Schiller, Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universität Berlin

  • A detailed investigation of Phosphatocopina Fossils and Strata, Number 49: Morphology, Ontogeny, and Phylogeny of the Phosphatocopina (Crustacea) from the Upper Cambrian Orsten of Sweden presents a detailed look at Phosphatocopina through the rigorous lens of modern scientific study. Fully examined here in study form, this monograph details methods, materials, systematics, phylogenetic analysis and more to bolster discussion and back analyses of comparative morphology. Extensive figures and photos clarify qualitative data, while detailed explanation of analysis methods provide a firm foundation for conclusions and future research.

  • "In this book, Andy Baxevanis and Francis Ouellette . . . have undertaken the difficult task of organizing the knowledge in this field in a logical progression and presenting it in a digestible form. And they have done an excellent job. This fine text will make a major impact on biological research and, in turn, on progress in biomedicine. We are all in their debt."
    -Eric Lander from the Foreword Reviews from the First Edition "...provides a broad overview of the basic tools for sequence analysis ... For biologists approaching this subject for the first time, it will be a very useful handbook to keep on the shelf after the first reading, close to the computer."
    -Nature Structural Biology "...should be in the personal library of any biologist who uses the Internet for the analysis of DNA and protein sequence data."
    -Science "...a wonderful primer designed to navigate the novice through the intricacies of in scripto analysis ... The accomplished gene searcher will also find this book a useful addition to their library ... an excellent reference to the principles of bioinformatics."
    -Trends in Biochemical Sciences This new edition of the highly successful Bioinformatics: A Practical Guide to the Analysis of Genes and Proteins provides a sound foundation of basic concepts, with practical discussions and comparisons of both computational tools and databases relevant to biological research. Equipping biologists with the modern tools necessary to solve practical problems in sequence data analysis, the Second Edition covers the broad spectrum of topics in bioinformatics, ranging from Internet concepts to predictive algorithms used on sequence, structure, and expression data. With chapters written by experts in the field, this up-to-date reference thoroughly covers vital concepts and is appropriate for both the novice and the experienced practitioner. Written in clear, simple language, the book is accessible to users without an advanced mathematical or computer science background. This new edition includes: All new end-of-chapter Web resources, bibliographies, and problem sets Accompanying Web site containing the answers to the problems, as well as links to relevant Web resources New coverage of comparative genomics, large-scale genome analysis, sequence assembly, and expressed sequence tags A glossary of commonly used terms in bioinformatics and genomics Bioinformatics: A Practical Guide to the Analysis of Genes and Proteins, Second Edition is essential reading for researchers, instructors, and students of all levels in molecular biology and bioinformatics, as well as for investigators involved in genomics, positional cloning, clinical research, and computational biology.

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