About M&C

This is the retail bookstore for Morgan & Claypool where you can purchase print books and individual eBooks. If you are looking for institutional access to our scalable digital libraries, click on the gray Institutional Users button to the right. We do things differently here. We began the “short book” revolution, and we’ve been the top provider ever since. Other publishers laughed…now they copy us. If you are looking for critical updates in COMPUTER & INFORMATION SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, LIFE SCIENCE, and PHYSICS but don’t want to be inundated with information you don’t need; this is the place for you. There are still some traditional books here (like the ACM Book series), but, when you revolutionize an industry, your mantra better remain steadfast. Short books…because everyone needs information, and everyone is pressed for time, always.


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Introduction to Quantitative Cell Biology
Wallace F. Marshall
For the past decade or more, much of cell biology research has been focused on determining the key molecules involved in different cellular processes, an analytical problem that has been amenable to biochemical and genetic approaches. Now, we face an integrative problem of understanding how all of these molecules work together to produce living cells, a challenge that requires using quantitative approaches to model the complex interactions within a cell, and testing those models with careful quantitative measurements...

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Computerized Analysis of Mammographic Images for Detection and Characterization of Breast Cancer
Paola Casti, Arianna Mencattini, Marcello Salmeri, Rangaraj Rangayyan
The identification and interpretation of the signs of breast cancer in mammographic images from screening programs can be very difficult due to the subtle and diversified appearance of breast disease. This book presents new image processing and pattern recognition techniques for computer-aided detection and diagnosis of breast cancer in its various forms...

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Spiral Structure in Galaxies
Marc S. Seigar
A spiral galaxy is a type of galaxy originally described by Edwin Hubble in his 1936 work The Realm of Nebulae and, as such, forms part of the Hubble sequence. Spiral galaxies consist of a flat, rotating disk containing stars, gas and dust, and a central concentration of stars known as the bulge...

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On-Chip Networks, Second Edition
Natalie Enright Jerger, Tushar Krishna, Li-Shiuan Peh
This book targets engineers and researchers familiar with basic computer architecture concepts who are interested in learning about on-chip networks. This work is designed to be a short synthesis of the most critical concepts in on-chip network design...

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Circuit Analysis Laboratory Workbook
Teri L. Piatt, Kyle E. Laferty
This workbook integrates theory with the concept of engineering design and teaches troubleshooting and analytical problem-solving skills. It is intended to either accompany or follow a first circuits course, and it assumes no previous experience with breadboarding or other lab equipment...

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Computational Prediction of Protein Complexes from Protein Interaction Networks
Sriganesh Srihari, Chern Han Yong, Limsoon Wong
Complexes of physically interacting proteins constitute fundamental functional units that drive almost all biological processes within cells. A faithful reconstruction of the entire set of protein complexes (the "complexosome") is therefore important not only to understand the composition of complexes but also the higher level functional organization within cells...

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Space-Time Computing with Temporal Neural Networks
James E. Smith
Understanding and implementing the brain's computational paradigm is the one true grand challenge facing computer researchers. Not only are the brain's computational capabilities far beyond those of conventional computers, its energy efficiency is truly remarkable...

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Engineering a Negotiating Strategy
Stuart Sabol
Negotiation of an energy purchase and sales agreement between a host industrial complex and the owner of a co-located combined heat and power (CHP) facility is a complex process between two inter-dependent parties forming a close long-term relationship...

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The Handbook of Multimodal-Multisensor Interfaces, Volume 1
Sharon Oviatt, Bjorn Schuller, Philip Cohen, Daniel Sonntag, Gerasimos Potamianos
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The Handbook of Multimodal-Multisensor Interfaces, Volume 1 provides the first authoritative resource on what has become the dominant paradigm for new computer interfaces-user input involving new media (speech, multi-touch, gestures, writing) embedded in multimodal-multisensor interfaces...

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Engineering Finite Element Analysis
Ramana M. Pidaparti
Finite element analysis is a basic foundational topic that all engineering majors need to understand in order for them to be productive engineering analysts for a variety of industries. This book provides an introductory treatment of finite element analysis with an overview of the various fundamental concepts and applications...

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Neural Network Methods for Natural Language Processing
Yoav Goldberg
Neural networks are a family of powerful machine learning models. This book focuses on the application of neural network models to natural language data. The first half of the book (Parts I and II) covers the basics of supervised machine learning and feed-forward neural networks, the basics of working with machine learning over language data, and the use of vector-based rather than symbolic representations for words...

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The Ringed Planet
Joshua Colwell
In September 2017, the Cassini spacecraft will point itself toward the atmosphere of Saturn and end its 13 year mission of solving many of the mysteries of the ringed planet's system with a crash. This book is a dramatic, beautifully illustrated journey of discovery through the Saturn system...

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Research in the Wild
Yvonne Rogers, Paul Marshall
The phrase "in-the-wild" is becoming popular again in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI), describing approaches to HCI research and accounts of user experience phenomena that differ from those derived from other lab-based methods. The phrase first came to the forefront 20-25 years ago when anthropologists Jean Lave (1988), Lucy Suchman (1987), and Ed Hutchins (1995) began writing about cognition being in-the-wild...

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Model-Driven Software Engineering in Practice, 2nd Edition
Marco Brambilla, Jordi Cabot, Manuel Wimmer
This book discusses how model-based approaches can improve the daily practice of software professionals. This is known as Model-Driven Software Engineering (MDSE) or, simply, Model-Driven Engineering (MDE).

MDSE practices have proved to increase efficiency and effectiveness in software development, as demonstrated by various quantitative and qualitative studies...

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The Endocannabinoid System in Local and Systemic Inflammation
Melanie E.M. Kelly, Christian Lehmann, Juan Zhou
This book focuses on the role of the endocannabinoid system in local and systemic inflammation, with individual chapters written by experts in the field of cannabinoid research and medicine. The topics explore the actions of the endocannabinoid system on the immune system, including neuroinflammation in autoimmune disorders such as multiple sclerosis, and in neurodegenerative disorders such as Huntington's and Alzheimer's...

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