Ian Smith

  • Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics The revised 10th edition of the core textbook on soil mechanics The revised and updated edition of Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics continues to offer a core undergraduate textbook on soil mechanics. The author, a noted expert in geotechnical engineering, reviews all aspects of soil mechanics and provides a detailed explanation of how to use both the current and the next versions of Eurocode 7 for geotechnical design. Comprehensive in scope, the book includes accessible explanations, helpful illustrations, and worked examples and covers a wide range of topics including slope stability, retaining walls and shallow and deep foundations. The text is updated throughout to include additional material and more worked examples that clearly illustrate the processes for performing testing and design to the new European standards. In addition, the book's accessible format provides the information needed to understand how to use the first and second generations of Eurocode 7 for geotechnical design. The second generation of this key design code has seen a major revision and the author explains the new methodology well, and has provided many worked examples to illustrate the design procedures. The new edition also contains a new chapter on constitutive modeling in geomechanics and updated information on the strength of soils, highway design and laboratory and field testing. This important text: Includes updated content throughout with a new chapter on constitutive modeling Provides explanation on geotechnical design to the new version of Eurocode 7 Presents enhanced information on laboratory and field testing and the new approach to pavement foundation design Provides learning outcomes, real-life examples, and self-learning exercises within each chapter Offers a companion website with downloadable video tutorials, animations, spreadsheets and additional teaching materials Written for students of civil engineering and geotechnical engineering, Smith's Elements of Soil Mechanics, 10th Edition covers the fundamental changes in the ethos of geotechnical design advocated in the Eurocode 7.

  • This volume draws together the viewpoints and research findings of leading scholars and informed local practitioner-researchers throughout Asia-Pacific about the issues and challenges of English as a medium of instruction (EMI) at higher education institutions in that region. Specifically, it addresses four key themes: Macro-level EMI policy and practice; institutional implications for pedagogy; stakeholder perceptions of EMI; and challenges of interpersonal interaction in EMI contexts. The book is among the first to critically examine the emerging global phenomenon of English as a medium of instruction, and the first title to exclusively explore Asia-Pacific tertiary contexts. It will be of particular interest to policy-makers in international education and tertiary educators seeking blueprints for practice, as well as scholars and postgraduate students of English as a lingua franca, English for academic purposes, academic language and learning, and language education in Asia-Pacific.

  • There is currently worldwide concern over corruption in education. This concern touches all member states and all levels of education.

    There is today general recognition of the adverse effects of unethical behaviour in the field of education at all levels and in all countries. While the main stakeholders agree on the need to combat corruption in education, there are diverging opinions on how to achieve this.

    What are the ethical principles on which education policy in Europe today should be based? How can we achieve genuine ethics, transparency and integrity in schools and universities? What approach should be adopted to counter the various forms of corruption that affect the education sector at various levels?

    This publication attempts to answer these questions, setting out the 14 ethical principles for education put forward by the Council of Europe Platform on Ethics, Transparency and Integrity in Education (ETINED), along with how they were developed and where they can be applied.

  • Knowledge


    • Polity
    • 25 Avril 2013

    Introductions to the theory of knowledge are plentiful, but none introduce students to the most recent debates that exercise contemporary philosophers. Ian Evans and Nicholas D. Smith aim to change that. Their book guides the reader through the standard theories of knowledge while simultaneously using these as a springboard to introduce current debates. Each chapter concludes with a "Current Trends" section pointing the reader to the best literature dominating current philosophical discussion. These include: the puzzle of reasonable disagreement; the so-called "problem of easy knowledge" the intellectual virtues; and new theories in the philosophy of language relating to knowledge. Chapters include discussions of skepticism, the truth condition, belief and acceptance, justification, internalism versus externalism, epistemic evaluation, and epistemic contextualism. Evans and Smith do not merely offer a review of existing theories and debates; they also offer a novel theory that takes seriously the claim that knowledge is not unique to humans. Surveying current scientific literature in animal ethology, they discover surprising sophistication and diversity in non-human cognition. In their final analysis the authors provide a unified account of knowledge that manages to respect and explain this diversity. They argue that animals know when they make appropriate use of the cognitive processes available to animals of that kind, in environments within which those processes are veridically well-adapted. Knowledge is a lively and accessible volume, ideal for undergraduate and post-graduate students. It is also set to spark debate among scholars for its novel approaches to traditional topics and its thoroughgoing commitment to naturalism.

  • Pediatric Hematology is a comprehensive and succinct referenced text on the diagnosis and treatment of blood diseases in childhood. It provides a ready source of reference for all the conditions likely to be encountered in day-to-day clinical practice. For each condition, the authors give helpful advice on differential diagnoses and clinical management. This third edition has been extensively updated throughout, in light of recent developments in this rapidly advancing area of medicine.
    A well established textbook on the diagnosis and treatment of blood disorders in childhood
    A balanced and cutting edge referenced text on all aspects of diagnosis and treatment
    Easy to use, practically organized, with essential aspects of biology included within each chapter
    International editorial and contributor team-representing a wide geographical and chronological range
    Whether you are an established sub-specialist in pediatric hematology/oncology, a pediatrician, a trainee or nursing specialist, this book will answer all your questions about benign and malignant disorders of the blood in children and young adults.

  • Computers are ubiquitous throughout all life-cycle stages of engineering, from conceptual design to manufacturing maintenance, repair and replacement.  It is essential for all engineers to be aware of the knowledge behind computer-based tools and techniques they are likely to encounter. The computational technology, which allows engineers to carry out design, modelling, visualisation,  manufacturing, construction and management of products and infrastructure is known as Computer-Aided Engineering (CAE). Engineering Informatics: Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Engineering, 2nd Edition provides the foundation knowledge of computing that is essential for all engineers. This knowledge is independent of hardware and software characteristics and thus, it is expected to remain valid throughout an engineering career. This Second Edition is enhanced with treatment of new areas such as network science and the computational complexity of distributed systems. Key features:  Provides extensive coverage of almost all aspects of Computer-Aided Engineering, outlining general concepts such as fundamental logic, definition of engineering tasks and computational complexity Every chapter revised and expanded following more than ten years of experience teaching courses on the basis of the first edition Covers numerous representation frameworks and reasoning strategies Considers the benefits of increased computational power, parallel computing and cloud computing Offers many practical engineering examples and exercises, with lecture notes available for many of the topics/chapters from the ASCE Technical Council on Computing and Information Technology, Global Centre of Excellence in Computing (www.asceglobalcenter.org), providing a valuable resource for lecturers. Accompanied by a website hosting updates and solutions Engineering Informatics: Fundamentals of Computer-Aided Engineering, 2nd Edition provides essential knowledge on computing theory in engineering contexts for students, researchers and practising engineers.

  • Discover important lessons learned about whole organism biology via microbial proteomics This text provides an exhaustive analysis and presentation of current research in the field of microbial proteomics, with an emphasis on new developments and applications and future directions in research. The editors and authors show how and why the relative simplicity of microbes has made them attractive targets for extensive experimental manipulation in a quest for both improved disease prevention and treatment and an improved understanding of whole organism functional biology. In particular, the text demonstrates how microbial proteomic analyses can aid in drug discovery, including identification of new targets, novel diagnostic markers, and lead optimization. Each chapter is written by one or more leading experts in the field and carefully edited to ensure a consistent and thorough approach throughout. Methods, technologies, and tools associated with the most promising approaches are stressed. Key topics covered include: Microbial pathogenesis at the proteome level Whole cell modeling Structural proteomics and computational analysis Biomolecular interactions Physiological proteomics Metabolic reconstruction using proteomics data While presenting the practical utility of proteomics data, the text is also clear on the field's current limitations, pointing to areas where further investigation is needed. Offering a state-of-the-art perspective from internationally recognized experts, this text is ideally suited for researchers and students across the gamut of genomic sciences, including biochemistry, microbiology, molecular biology, genetics, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences, biotechnology, and veterinary science.