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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A Guide to Convolutional Neural Networks for Computer Vision
Salman Khan, Hossein Rahmani, Syed Afaq Ali Shah, Mohammed Bennamoun
Computer vision has become increasingly important and effective in recent years due to its wide-ranging applications in areas as diverse as smart surveillance and monitoring, health and medicine, sports and recreation, robotics, drones, and self-driving cars...

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Frontiers of Multimedia Research
Shih-Fu Chang
The field of multimedia is unique in offering a rich and dynamic forum for researchers from "traditional" fields to collaborate and develop new solutions and knowledge that transcend the boundaries of individual disciplines. Despite the prolific research activities and outcomes, however, few efforts have been made to develop books that serve as an introduction to the rich spectrum of topics covered by this broad field...

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Design Engineering Journey
Ramana M. Pidaparti
This book provides an introductory treatment of the design methodology for undergraduate students in multiple disciplines. It introduces the principles of design, and discusses design tools and techniques from traditional and multidisciplinary perspectives and comprehensively explores the design engineering process...

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Natural Language Processing for Social Media, Second Edition
Atefeh Farzindar, Diana Inkpen
In recent years, online social networking has revolutionized interpersonal communication. The newer research on language analysis in social media has been increasingly focusing on the latter's impact on our daily lives, both on a personal and a professional level...

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Lateral Hypothalamic Control of Energy Balance
Gizem Kurt, Hillary L. Woodworth, Gina M. Leinninger
Food and water are necessary for survival, but can only be obtained via ingestive behaviors (feeding, drinking, and moving). Survival thus depends on the ability of the brain to coordinate the need for water and energy with appropriate behaviors to modify their intake as necessary for homeostasis...

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Communication Networks, 2nd Edition
Jean Walrand, Shyam Parekh
This book results from many years of teaching an upper division course on communication networks in the EECS department at the University of California, Berkeley. It is motivated by the perceived need for an easily accessible textbook that puts emphasis on the core concepts behind current and next generation networks...

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Alexander Disease
Albee Messing
This book offers a comprehensive overview of Alexander disease, a rare and devastating neurological disorder that often affects the white matter of the brain and spinal cord. Its distinctive neuropathology consists of abundant Rosenthal fibers within astrocytes (one of the four major cell types of the central nervous system)...

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Halo Nuclei
Jim Al-Khalili OBE
While neutron halos were discovered 30 years ago, this is the first book written on the subject of this exotic form of nuclei that typically contain many more neutrons than stable isotopes of those elements. It provides an introductory description of the halo and outlines the discovery and evidence for its existence...

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Entrepreneurship for Physicists
Davide Iannuzzi
Physicists are very smart people. Still, when it comes to moving their ideas from university to market, they often lack the basic set of know-hows that could help them succeed in the technology transfer process. To fill this gap, Entrepreneurship for Physicists: A Practical Guide to Move Ideas from University to Market offers a concise analysis of the key ingredients that enable entrepreneurs to bring added value to their customers...

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Solving Practical Engineering Mechanics Problems
Sayavur I. Bakhtiyarov
Engineering mechanics is one of the fundamental branches of science that is important in the education of professional engineers of any major. Most of the basic engineering courses, such as mechanics of materials, fluid and gas mechanics, machine design, mechatronics, acoustics, vibrations, etc...

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User-Centered Evaluation of Visual Analytics
Jean Scholtz
Visual analytics has come a long way since its inception in 2005. The amount of data in the world today has increased significantly and experts in many domains are struggling to make sense of their data. Visual analytics is helping them conduct their analyses...

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Unmanned Aircraft Design
Mohammad Sadraey
This book provides fundamental principles, design procedures, and design tools for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with three sections focusing on vehicle design, autopilot design, and ground system design. The design of manned aircraft and the design of UAVs have some similarities and some differences...

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Sepsis: Staging and Potential Future Therapies
Christian Lehmann, Juan Zhou, Charles C. Caldwell
Sepsis is a life-threatening organ dysfunction caused by a dysregulated host response to infection. Variability in pathogenesis and complex pathophysiology often delay diagnosis and create significant challenges for clinical studies in this group of critically ill patients...

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Resistance Spot Welding
Menachem Kimchi, David H. Phillips
The early chapters of this book provide thorough coverage of resistance spot welding fundamentals and principles. Topics covered include lobe and current range curves, contact resistance vs. electrode force, dynamic resistance, heat balance, nugget growth, etc...

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Sex and the Developing Brain, Second Edition
Margaret M. McCarthy
The brains of males and females, men and women, are different, that is a fact. What is debated is how different and how important are those differences. Sex differences in the brain are determined by genetics, hormones, and experience, which in humans includes culture, society, and parental and peer expectations...

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