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Book Review: Physical Processes in Clouds and Cloud Modeling

Authors: Alexander P. Khain and Mark Pinsky Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 626 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram Clouds and temperatures play important roles on the state of our daily weather. Will it be a balmy or breezy day, or will it be a bright, sunny one? Are clouds covering the sun today, blocking the sun’s rays that provide us warmth? Will it rain today? Will I need an umbrella? How cold is it going to be, and will I need just a sweater, or a jacket, as well as gloves and a cap? In the study of...

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Book Review: Cambridge Handbook of Cognition and Education

Editors: John Dunlosky and Katherine A. Rawson Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 729 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram This is an excellent textbook for teachers who want to become more effective and successful, perhaps to win an award or two in teaching, as well as to win more awards if you already have a bundle of them. Essentially, this book shows you the different ways that students learn a given subject, and particular ways how they learn a variety of subjects, including in mathematics and the sciences. This is an extensive work of more than 700 pages with...

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Book Review: Sociocultural Psychology and Regulatory Processes in Learning Activity

Authors: Lynda D. Stone and Tabitha Hart Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 125 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram Dr. Regina Day Langhout, who wrote the Foreword for this book, says this about Lynda D. Stone, one of the two authors of this book: “What I most appreciate about the work that Lynda presents in this book is the bridging that she continues to do. Lynda encourages us to engage in analysis from a framework that is broader than one person or even a dyad. She wants us to consider not only teacher-student interactions, or even student-student interactions, but...

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Book Review: Site Automation – Automated-Robotic on-Site Factories

This book is part of the series called Cambridge Handbooks on Construction Robotics. Authors: Thomas Bock and Thomas Linner Publisher:  Cambridge University Press – 316 pages Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram In order to “arrest the declining productivity in the construction industry,” this book was developed. It “focuses on the implementation of automation and robot technology” to renew this industry. This volume explores 30 different worldwide systems within a careful analytical framework in which the best conceptual features are extracted to help professionals and researchers develop new applications. The analytical approach splits the systems studies into a technical portion...

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Book Review: Climate Change & Ocean Governance: Politics & Policy for Threatened Seas

Editor: Paul G. Harris Publisher:  Cambridge University Press Book Review by: Sonu Chandiram – 450 pages Seven of these indicators would be expected to increase in a warming world and observations show that they are, in fact, increasing. Three would be expected to decrease and they are, in fact, decreasing. Image credit: Wikipedia An article in Wikipedia warns us: “The effects of global warming or climate damage include far-reaching and long-lasting changes to the natural environment, to ecosystems and human societies caused directly or indirectly by human emissions of greenhouse gases. It also includes the economic and social changes which stem from living in a warmer world....

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