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Book Review: Dynamics and Control of Autonomous Space Vehicles and Robotics

Author: Ranjan Vepa Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 352 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram The established principles upon which space robotics is based are conservation of momentum and energy, and stability in a thorough fashion, writes the author of this book Ranjan Vepa, who is affiliated with the School of Engineering and Material Science at Queen Mary University of London. In a nutshell, as the author lays out in the Preface, this book is about: The stability and control of satellites carrying robotic manipulators, as well as the stability and control of the manipulators themselves The issues related...

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Book Review: Dwarf Galaxies – From the deep Universe to the Present

This book is based on the August 20-24, 2018 proceedings of the IAU in Vienna Austria Editors: Kristen B.W. McQuinn and Sabrina Stierwalt Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 506 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram What are dwarf galaxies? They are low-mass systems that allow us to understand the structure, formation and evolution of galaxies across cosmic time, particularly the stellar, chemical, and dynamical properties of star systems in nearby galaxies. They provide a unique window into the complex physics of the early universe. The proceedings of this IAU Symposium gave us a lot, such as a clearer understanding...

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Book Review: Smart Contracts, Blockchain Technology, and Digital Platforms

Editors: Larry A. Dimateo, Michael Cannarsa, and Cristina Poncibo Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 366 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram Business keeps on becoming more competitive on a daily business, and companies are working harder to protect their brands, ideas, medicines, physical products, software, and technologies. But changes, differences, modifications, and nuances in these assets are giving competitors the opportunities to carve pieces of the various markets for themselves, by registering them with the various governmental regulatory agencies. In short, commerce becomes more complex as innovation and technology marches forward. What to do with increased complexity? Arm yourself...

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Book Review: Behavioral Genetics of the Mouse – Volume 2

Editors:  Susanna Pietropaolo, Frans Sluyter, and Wim E. Crusio Publisher:  Cambridge University Press- 457 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram This second volume of Behavioral Genetics of the Mouse published in 2014 provides a comprehensive overview of the major genetically modified mouse lines to model human neurobehavioral disorders of various kinds, as detailed in the titles of its chapters below. Sixty-two specialists in: abuse research, alcohol research, behavioral sciences, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, brain technology, cognition and emotion research, genetics, microbiology, molecular genetics, neurology, neuroscience, neuro-toxicology, ophthalmology and visual sciences, pain medicine, pharmacology, psychiatry, psychology, physiology, translational research, and other...

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Book Review: Core Topics in Foot and Ankle Surgery

Editors: Andrew “Fred” Robinson, James W. Brodsky, and John P. Negrine Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 426 pages Book Review by: Nano Khilnani The aim of the editors in producing and offering this book to you, the trainees and practitioners of foot and ankle surgery, is to share their own collective knowledge, insight, and wisdom gathered over their many years of learning and experience, but also to share with you, the resources gathered by the numerous contributors who have authored the chapters of this book, filling them with the valuable nuggets of information on a diverse range of subjects...

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