Military Robots and Drones

Author: Paul J. Springer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598847325
Format: PDF
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This book provides an insightful introduction to the most important field of military innovation for the 21st century—robotic and drone weaponry. * A chronology of important events in robotic technology * A detailed bibliography on the latest sources related to this innovative technology

LGBT Youth Issues Today A Reference Handbook

Author: David E. Newton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693167
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The increasing numbers of LGBT teenagers who choose to live their lives as "out" youth face unique issues within their schools, families, and communities. This book provides information that will help LGBT youth overcome their challenges and give non-LGBT youth a better understanding of sexual identities different from their own. • Addresses the major issues faced by LGBT youth, such as gaining acceptance of their sexual identity in the school environment or finding a means to survive after rejection by their family members • Examines historic societal attitudes toward same-sex relationships involving young people, allowing readers to grasp how the general population's thinking has evolved • Reviews and discusses the findings of literature on the causes of homelessness and suicidal ideation among LGBT youth • Presents examples of ways in which LGBT youth have developed the skills that enable them to deal with their unique issues and concerns • Includes an extensive list of resources and organizations that can provide additional information and assistance to both LGBT and non-LGBT individuals

Wind Energy A Reference Handbook

Author: David E. Newton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610696905
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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While covering the fascinating history of wind power as a whole, this timely handbook focuses on current technological developments and the promise—and pitfalls—of wind energy as part of the world's energy future. • Serves as a comprehensive introduction to the topic and a guide for further study • Features expert essays on issues and controversies related to the use of wind energy • Covers the dangers wind power poses to wildlife as well as its impacts on communities' economic development • Profiles key individuals and organizations in the field • Includes statistical information on the production and consumption of wind energy in the United States and around the world

Nuclear Power A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition

Author: Harry Henderson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693973
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Provides timely and up-to-date facts, context, perspectives, and tools to make informed decisions about nuclear energy. • Surveys five decades of controversy and examines the effects of nuclear disasters • Explains why nuclear power is being proposed as an important solution to the problem of global climate change • Supplies opinions from experts and advocates regarding the future of the nuclear industry • Provides overview information on technical topics such as the nuclear power cycle, from uranium mine to waste storage; and the differences between reactor designs and their associated benefits and risks

GMO Food A Reference Handbook

Author: David E. Newton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610696867
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Providing an exhaustive background on the history of genetically modified organism (GMO) crops and foods as well as the controversies surrounding these products, this book allows readers to develop their own particular viewpoint on the production and use of GMO substances. • Presents both historical and current views of the topic that provide readers with a neutral presentation of the hard science as well as the social issues in question • Includes perspective essays written by individuals with expertise in issues related to the production and distribution of GMO foods in the United States and other parts of the world • Assesses the long-existing differences in attitudes toward the development and commercialization of GMO foods and crops in the United States versus in the European Union • Addresses the ongoing debate regarding whether and how genetically modified products should be labeled for sale

World Sports A Reference Handbook

Author: Maylon Hanold
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1598847791
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book covers a wide range of issues and controversies within the world of sports—including drug use, economics, ethics, ethnicity, gender, globalization, politics, race, sexuality, and technology—from both a U.S. and global perspective. • A chronology of important events or innovations in sports • A list of important sports organizations with descriptions of each • A glossary of relevant terms such as "blood doping"

Steroids and Doping in Sports A Reference Handbook 2nd Edition

Author: David E. Newton
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440854823
Format: PDF
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This book provides a comprehensive introduction to one of the most controversial issues in modern society—steroid abuse among athletes—as well as to the ongoing debate over the use and misuse of illegal substances in amateur and professional sporting events. • Helps readers towards an understanding of the nature of anabolic steroids and their effects on the human body, both beneficial and harmful • Comprises an extensive array of tools that permits students to continue their own research on the topic • Includes a glossary of terms that will aid readers in better understanding the technical language used in discussions of steroids and doping in sports • Introduces readers to the complex issue of testing for illegal drugs in both amateur and professional sports, and to methods of testing and problems involved with mediating the validity and reliability of tests • Introduces students to important individuals and organizations involved in steroid abuse and doping in sports, both historically and currently

Cyber Warfare A Reference Handbook

Author: Paul J. Springer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694449
Format: PDF
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This timely handbook traces the development of cyber capabilities from their roots in information warfare and cryptology to their potential military application in combat. • Incorporates expertise from diverse viewpoints from the military, government agencies, industry, and academia • Provides an informative timeline of key events in the development of cyber warfare capabilities • Highlights the most prominent and effective cyber attacks in history as well as legal attempts to curb them

Outsourcing War to Machines The Military Robotics Revolution

Author: Paul J. Springer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144083086X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Military robots are already being used in conflicts around the globe and are affecting both the decision to go to war and the means by which wars are conducted. This book covers the history of military robotics, analyzes their current employment, and examines the ramifications of their future utilization. • Clearly identifies the links between the technological developments of the most recent innovations and the ethical and legal challenges of the future • Presents accurate, up-to-date information that is grounded in scholarly research regarding an ever-changing field • Clarifies the capabilities aspect of military robotics and offers detailed analysis on why limits need to be placed on their development • Includes tables, charts, and photographs to illustrate the main points of the text

Military Ethics

Author: George R. Lucas
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199336881
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What significance does "ethics" have for the men and women serving in the military forces of nations around the world? What core values and moral principles collectively guide the members of this "military profession?" This book explains these essential moral foundations, along with "just war theory," international relations, and international law. The ethical foundations that define the "Profession of Arms" have developed over millennia from the shared moral values, unique role responsibilities, and occasional reflection by individual members the profession on their own practices - eventually coming to serve as the basis for the "Law of Armed Conflict" itself. This book focuses upon the ordinary men and women around the world who wear a military uniform and are committed to the defense of their countries and their fellow citizens. It is about what they do, how they do it, what they think about it, how they behave when carrying out their activities, and how they are expected to behave, both on and off the battlefield (whether in, or out of, uniform) - and what everyone (and not just military personnel themselves) needs to know about this. The book also examines how military personnel are treated and regarded by those whom they have sworn to defend and protect, as well as how they treat and regard one another within their respective services and organizational settings. Finally, the book discusses the transformations in military professionalism occasioned by new developments in armed conflict, ranging counterinsurgency warfare and humanitarian military intervention, to cyber conflict, military robotics, and private military contracting. From China to Russia, author George Lucas effectively sheds light on today's military ethics in existence throughout the world. What Everyone Needs to Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.