The Madden Phenomenon

The Madden Phenomenon

The Madden Phenomenon

* History - From the first game in 1989 to the latest incarnation for the next-gen consoles, this book explores the rich and colorful history of the game. * Celebrity Call Outs — Celebrities and NFL players will sound off on their connection to the Madden NFL franchise and what the game means to them. * Madden Challenge Coverage - Full coverage of the world-wide contest that pits the best Madden players and pretenders against each other for bragging rights and a $100,000 cash prize. * World class photos — Featuring photography from leading news outlets coupled with exclusive shots from the developers’ personal archives.

Computer Games as a Sociocultural Phenomenon

Computer Games as a Sociocultural Phenomenon

Computer Games as a Sociocultural Phenomenon

Internationally renowned media and literature scholars, social scientists, game designers and artists explore the cultural potential of computer games in this rich anthology, which introduces the latest approaches in the central fields of game studies and provides an extensive survey of contemporary game culture.

The El Ni o Southern Oscillation Phenomenon

The El Ni  o Southern Oscillation Phenomenon

The El Ni o Southern Oscillation Phenomenon

Many climatic extremes around the globe, such as severe droughts and floods, can be attributed to the periodic warming of the equatorial Pacific sea surface, termed the El Niño or Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Advances in our understanding of ENSO, in which Edward Sarachik and Mark Cane have been key participants, have led to marked improvements in our ability to predict its development months or seasons, allowing adaptation to global impacts. The book introduces basic concepts and builds to more detailed theoretical treatments. Chapters on the structure and dynamics of the tropical ocean and atmosphere place ENSO in a broader observational and theoretical context. Chapters on ENSO prediction, past and future, and impacts introduce broader implications of the phenomenon. This book provides an introduction to all aspects of this most important mode of global climate variability, for research workers and students of all levels in climate science, oceanography and related fields.

Unnatural Phenomena

Unnatural Phenomena

Unnatural Phenomena

Organized geographically, Unnatural Phenomena: A Guide to the Bizarre Wonders of North America explores the history of natural phenomena in virtually every U.S. state.

Phenomena Induced by Intermolecular Interactions

Phenomena Induced by Intermolecular Interactions

Phenomena Induced by Intermolecular Interactions

This book is concerned with recent experimental and theoretical work dealing with phenomena created by the transient dipoles and polarizabilities produced by intermolecular interactions. The for mer produce absorption from the microwave to the optical regions of the spectrum and the latter produce Rayleigh and Raman scattering; such absorption and scattering would be absent without collisions. Static properties, such as dielectric constant, refractive index, and Kerr effect, also exhibit the effects of induced dipoles and polarizabilities. The first observation of an infrared absorption spectrum pro duced by the collisions of molecules which ordinarily do not have an allowed dipole transition was reported in 1949 (Crawford, Welsh, and Locke). The first observation of depolarized Rayleigh spectra due to collisions in atomic gases appeared in 1968 (McTague and Birnbaum). However, it was not until 1977 that the first conference dealing with collision-induced phenomena was organized by J. D. Poll at the University of Guelph. This conference was mainly concerned with studies of collision-induced absorption in gases. Light scat tering received more attention at the second meeting of the colli sion-induced community in 1978, at the E. Fermi Summer School on "Intermolecular Spectroscopy and Dynamical Properties of Dense Sys tems," organized by J. Van Kranendonk. However, the emphasis was still on collision-induced absorption in compressed gases, although some work on liquids, solid H , and related subjects such as ro 2 tational relaxation was included. The third induced phenomena con ference, organized by F.

Physica D

Physica D

Physica D


Understanding the Complex Phenomenon of Suicide From Research to Clinical Practice

Understanding the Complex Phenomenon of Suicide  From Research to Clinical Practice

Understanding the Complex Phenomenon of Suicide From Research to Clinical Practice

Suicide is undoubtedly a worldwide major challenge for the public health. It is estimated that more than 150,000 persons in Europe die as a result of suicide every year and in several European countries suicide represents the principal cause of death among young people aged 14–25 years. It is true that suicide is a complex (and yet not fully understood) phenomenon and may be determined by the interaction between various factors, such as neurobiology, personal and familiar history, stressful events, sociocultural environment, etc. The suicide is always a plague for the population at risk and one of the most disgraceful events for a human being. Moreover, it implies a lot of pain often shared by the relatives and persons who are close to suicide subjects. Furthermore, it has been widely demonstrated that the loss of a subject due to suicide may be one of the most distressing events that may occur in mental health professionals resulting in several negative consequences, such as burnout, development of psychiatric symptoms and lower quality of life and work productivity. All considered, it is clear that the suicide prevention is a worldwide priority and every effort should be made in order to improve the early recognition of imminent suicide, manage suicidal subjects, and strengthen suicide prevention strategies. In our opinion, the first step of prevention is the improvement of knowledge in the field: this was the aim of this present special issue on Frontiers in Psychiatry. In this special issue, several papers have contributed to the suicide knowledge from several viewpoints and we hope that this will contribute to improve and disseminate knowledge on this topic.

Neurobiology of Learning Emotion and Affect

Neurobiology of Learning  Emotion  and Affect

Neurobiology of Learning Emotion and Affect

Synthesizes the results of experiments using invertebrate, vertebrate and primate model systems to explore the biological processes that mediate behavioural and affective responses to stress. Examines cellular and neural mechanisms in fear conditioning, biological processes and neural systems.

Mausam

Mausam

Mausam