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Morganti P., Maria-Beatrice C., Vukovic N. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2021.

This book tries to debate on the significance of circular economy, underlying the necessity to change our way of producing, consuming, and traveling on a daily basis. The passage from a linear economy to a circular economy will help us to reduce the degradation of the environment for avoiding future disastrous consequences, such as depletion of biodiversity, scarcity of raw materials and drinking water, rising waters, etc. The circular economy, therefore, involves designing a product so that it can be recycled or its components reused. Reuse consists of introducing the product back into the economic circuit in its original condition; repair makes it possible to fix a broken good; and recovery consists of reusing its components. This is the significance of the so-called 3R strategy, illustrated in this book.

Added: Aug 27, 2021
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Rabinowitch A. S. NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2009.

The monograph is devoted to a number of challenging questions of the contemporary physics, astrophysics, geophysics, and cosmology that remain unsolved  within the framework of standard approaches. To them one can attribute unexplained properties of the magnetic fields of stars and planets, puzzles of the Earth atmosphere, the phenomenon of ball lightning, the absence of any quantitative theory of nuclear forces and nuclear saturation, puzzling properties of spiral galaxies, the problem of the cosmologicl singularity, and a number of other questions, To find theorettical ways to understanding such phenomena, new generalizations of classical theories and new methods of studying  nonlinear problems are considered in this book. 

Added: Oct 5, 2019
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Solodikhina A., Solodikhina M., Utami B. et al. Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2021.

This book consists of seven chapters, each providing a different point of view on the topic of critical thinking, which is defined as the analysis of facts to form a judgment. Chapter One aims to develop a method for improving students’ critical thinking skills using cooperative learning. Chapter Two focuses on an education program designed to develop students’ creativity and critical thinking skills and the impact this program had on teachers in Portuguese public schools. Chapter Three discusses the methods of teaching critical thinking that are most suitable for the Russian educational community. Chapter Four analyzes the importance of critical thinking skills for fighting misinformation in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, around which many unscientific rumors and conspiracy theories are propagated alongside truthful information. Chapter Five also concerns the COVID-19 pandemic, specifically in connection with the natural human bias towards optimism and how this bias distorts risk assessment in health-related decisions but also provides a sense of control and hope. Chapter Six discusses how teachers can leverage Donald Trump’s proclivity towards manipulative rhetoric, glaring fallacies, and conspiracy theories for teaching critical thinking skills, as well as the potential pitfalls of doing so. Finally, Chapter Seven aims to rethink Essential Learning Outcomes by examining what skills are valued by employers and proposes a strategy of cross-listing courses to facilitate skill acquisition across disciplines.

Added: Apr 30, 2021
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Prasolov A. NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc., 2016.

Summary

 

The book, brought to your notice, takes an intermediate place between monographs and textbooks: on the one hand, it contains the known but stated in an unusual way facts, on the other hand, the author brought his own results corresponding to the field of research. It is already obvious from the title that while reading the book, attention and concentration are required, as it is always necessary when studying books with mathematical contents.

Mathematical models and methods in the economic theory are very various: they are econometrics, the game theory, operation research, nonlinear and chaotic dynamics and many other things. The sections placed by the author in the book do not content even a half of all possible aspects. Therefore, material will be interesting only to those who are already familiar with corresponding tasks and to students of all levels specializing in economic dynamics, in decision-making methods, in forecasting effects of management and in the analysis of interaction of economic agents.

As the most interesting and new models of economic dynamics we will emphasize multidimensional nonlinear systems of the differential equations of Lotka-Volterra type. In the book these models have been constructed and analyzed, scopes of their application and various methods of coefficients identification have been offered for them. On their base, the analysis of the competition between various economic agents, i.e. branches of economy, rival companies and sellers in the market has been made: Another unusual to similar monographs fact has become the inclusion of the theory of differential equations with the retarded argument. In the economic theory there are numerous examples of use of models with discrete time (they also have been given attention here) and with the time lags (concentrated or distributed). Such approach gives more adequate models than without lags, but in the differential equations with continuous time the introduction of delay complicates systems and with the growth of delay the qualitative behavior of trajectories is changed: there appear fluctuations; stability is changed by instability, etc.

As the author belongs to the Petersburg mathematical school and he gave this direction of science more than 35 years, the list of references contains many Russian names which can be unknown to western readers. However, the list also includes the world classical scientists who devoted their works to mathematical methods in economics.

In this monograph an attentive reader will find numerous points for the further analysis which can become a subject of publications or theses. In some cases the text is conducted in a polemic manner – the author is always open for discussions and does not consider himself as "the ultimate truth".

Added: Feb 19, 2017