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Lessons Learnt on the Transition from Preschool to Primary School in Mexico. (2022)
Book Chapter
Garcia-Cabrero, B., Urbina Garcia, A., Myers, R. G., Ledesma-Rodea, A., & Rangel-Cantero, M. A. (2022). Lessons Learnt on the Transition from Preschool to Primary School in Mexico. In A. Urbina-Garcia, B. Perry, S. Dockett, D. Jindal-Snape, & B. Garcia-Cabrero (Eds.), Transitions to School: Perspectives and Experiences from Latin America (67-86). (1). Springer

This chapter showcases some of the pioneering studies conducted in Mexico that explored how transition from preschool to primary school is experienced by different stakeholders within the socio-political context of Mexican education. Overall, the Mex... Read More about Lessons Learnt on the Transition from Preschool to Primary School in Mexico..

Weird Fiction in the Twentieth-Century Gothic (2022)
Book Chapter
Corstorphine, K. (in press). Weird Fiction in the Twentieth-Century Gothic. In S. Ni Fhlainn, & B. M. Murphy (Eds.), Twentieth-Century Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press

This chapter is a survey of the evolution of weird fiction and how it relates to the Gothic in the twentieth century. It argues for an understanding of the mode in terms of its blending of genres and resistance to categorisation, emphasising publicat... Read More about Weird Fiction in the Twentieth-Century Gothic.

Complexity and clear-sightedness in The Wire (2022)
Book Chapter
Zborowski, J. (in press). Complexity and clear-sightedness in The Wire. In S. Cardwell, J. Bignell, & L. F. Donaldson (Eds.), Complexity / simplicity : Moments in television (126-42). Manchester: Manchester University Press

The Crawling Chaos: H. P. Lovecraft, Closed Gothic Spaces and ‘Dungeon Crawler’ Videogames (2021)
Book Chapter
Corstorphine, K., & Crofts, M. (in press). The Crawling Chaos: H. P. Lovecraft, Closed Gothic Spaces and ‘Dungeon Crawler’ Videogames. In A. Alcala Gonzalez, & C. H. Sederholm (Eds.), Lovecraft in the 21st Century: Dead, But Still Dreaming (213-226). New York: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780367713065

Manuel Aguirre’s The Closed Space: Horror Literature and Western Symbolism (1990) drew critical focus to the importance of enclosed spaces and Gothic literature; caverns, catacombs and labyrinths. For Aguirre ‘the world is defined in horror literatur... Read More about The Crawling Chaos: H. P. Lovecraft, Closed Gothic Spaces and ‘Dungeon Crawler’ Videogames.

Overview of Biomass Conversion to Biofuels (2021)
Book Chapter
Cheah, K. W., Taylor, M., Evans, G., Samson, A., & Skoulou, V. (2022). Overview of Biomass Conversion to Biofuels. In S. Yusup, & N. A. Rashidi (Eds.), Value chain of Biofuels (1-48). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-824388-6.00007-5

This chapter introduces the main biomass conversion routes to biofuels currently available in industry. It begins with a general comparison between first and second generation lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks and the lessons learned utilizing each... Read More about Overview of Biomass Conversion to Biofuels.

Pollen productivity estimates from KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, South Africa (2021)
Book Chapter
Hill, T. R., Duthie, T. J., & Bunting, J. (2021). Pollen productivity estimates from KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, South Africa. In J. Runge, W. D. Gosling, A. Lézine, & L. Scott (Eds.), Quaternary Vegetation Dynamics – The African Pollen Database (259-274). London: CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003162766-16

Pollen assemblages from sedimentary sequences reflect the landscapes surrounding the basin at the time of deposition, however the translation of pollen records into estimates or maps of past landcover is complex. Models of the pollen-vegetation relat... Read More about Pollen productivity estimates from KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, South Africa.

Modern pollen studies from tropical Africa and their use in palaeoecology (2021)
Book Chapter
Julier, A. C., Manzano, S., Razanatsoa, E., Razafimanantsoa, A. H., Githumbi, E., Hawthorne, D., …Bunting, J. (2021). Modern pollen studies from tropical Africa and their use in palaeoecology. In J. Runge, W. D. Gosling, A. Lézine, & L. Scott (Eds.), Quaternary Vegetation Dynamics – The African Pollen Database (317-348). London: CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003162766-21

Modern pollen studies are valuable for the calibration of pollen records and contribute to the understanding of past vegetation dynamics. Here, we present a qualitative review of available published and (where possible) unpublished modern pollen stud... Read More about Modern pollen studies from tropical Africa and their use in palaeoecology.

Treatied space: North American indigenous treaties in a global context (2021)
Book Chapter
Porter, J. (2021). Treatied space: North American indigenous treaties in a global context. In A. McGrath, & L. Russell (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Global Indigenous History (259-278). London: Taylor & Francis (Routledge). https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315181929

All communities and individuals living on North American land are, in a geo-political sense, ‘treaty people’ and attention to treaty history is vital to the challenge of addressing the profound environmental, technological, and resource-use changes o... Read More about Treatied space: North American indigenous treaties in a global context.

From linear economy legacies to circular economy resources: Maximising the multifaceted values of legacy mineral wastes (2021)
Book Chapter
Mayes, W. M., Hull, S. L., & Gomes, H. I. (2021). From linear economy legacies to circular economy resources: Maximising the multifaceted values of legacy mineral wastes. In A. Stefanakis, & I. Nikolaou (Eds.), Circular Economy and Sustainability Volume 1: Management and Policy (409-431). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-12-819817-9.00009-0

Extractive industries represent the first stage of our global cycles of production and consumption. Environmental legacies associated with mining and mineral processing to all environmental compartments (air, soil, water) are extensive, long-lived, a... Read More about From linear economy legacies to circular economy resources: Maximising the multifaceted values of legacy mineral wastes.

Critical Systems Thinking, Systemic Intervention and Beyond (2021)
Book Chapter
Midgley, G., & Rajagopalan, R. (2021). Critical Systems Thinking, Systemic Intervention and Beyond. In G. S. Metcalf, K. Kijima, & H. Deguchi (Eds.), Handbook of Systems Sciences (107-157). New York: Springer Publishing Company. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-15-0720-5

Applied systems thinking has evolved since the 1950s through three paradigmatic waves. Authors in the first wave regarded systems as real-world entities, and systems models as representations of reality, so objectivity was important. In contrast, sec... Read More about Critical Systems Thinking, Systemic Intervention and Beyond.

Diatom Biofilms: Ecosystem Engineering And Niche Construction (2021)
Book Chapter
Paterson, D. M. .., & Hope, J. (in press). Diatom Biofilms: Ecosystem Engineering And Niche Construction. In R. Gordon, S. A. Cohn, & K. M. Manoylov (Eds.), Diatom Gliding Motility: Biology and Applications. Wiley

Ecology is complex and while there is a modern drive towards a holistic or “ecosystem approach” for managing marine systems, we are still a long way from fully understanding the interactions between the various components of different ecosystems and... Read More about Diatom Biofilms: Ecosystem Engineering And Niche Construction.

End-stage kidney disease (2021)
Book Chapter
Murtagh, F. (2021). End-stage kidney disease. In N. I. Cherny, M. T. Fallon, S. Kaasa, R. K. Portenoy, & D. C. Currow (Eds.), Oxford Textbook of Palliative Medicine (1010-1019). (6th ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/med/9780198821328.003.0095

End-stage kidney disease accounts for 1–2% of all deaths. With ageing of the population, this proportion will grow steadily over the coming years. Symptom burden in end-stage kidney disease exceeds advanced cancer, with added renal-specific symptoms,... Read More about End-stage kidney disease.

Using data-driven approaches to address systematic awarding gaps (2021)
Book Chapter
Hubbard, K. (2021). Using data-driven approaches to address systematic awarding gaps. In D. S. Thomas, & J. Arday (Eds.), Doing Equity and Diversity for Success in Higher Education : Redressing Structural Inequalities in the Academy (215-226). Cham: Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-65668-3_16

It is well known that universities award fewer “high class” degrees to students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds. This issue has been recognised for years, but progress on closing these awarding gaps has been slow. As universities are... Read More about Using data-driven approaches to address systematic awarding gaps.

The call is coming from inside the house: researching race after Yugoslavia in ‘post-post-racial’ times (2021)
Book Chapter
Baker, C. (2021). The call is coming from inside the house: researching race after Yugoslavia in ‘post-post-racial’ times. In Researching Yugoslavia and Its Aftermath: Sources, Prejudices and Alternative Solutions (253-272). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-70343-1_12

This chapter sets efforts to research race in the (post-)Yugoslav region in the context of what Kimberlé Crenshaw has termed today’s ‘post-post-racial’ times, in which progressives who might have believed that global society was on an inevitable cour... Read More about The call is coming from inside the house: researching race after Yugoslavia in ‘post-post-racial’ times.

The UK and Covid 19 (2021)
Book Chapter
Tyler, C. (2021). The UK and Covid 19. In J. N. Pieterse, H. Lim, & H. Khondker (Eds.), Covid-19 and Governance: Crisis Reveals. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

This chapter explores the institutional and ideological tensions that shape the United Kingdom (UK) government’s responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. The discussion is structured as follows. Section one presents the UK government’s response to the pan... Read More about The UK and Covid 19.

A systematic literature review on circular economy performance assessment in public sector organizations (2021)
Book Chapter
Droege, H., Raggi, A., & Ramos, T. (2021). A systematic literature review on circular economy performance assessment in public sector organizations. In V. Mauerhofer (Ed.), The Role of Law in Governing Sustainability. London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003158837

Circular economy (CE) is seen as one key strategy to a more sustainable paradigm and to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Due to their role-model function, public sector organizations are expected to lead the transition... Read More about A systematic literature review on circular economy performance assessment in public sector organizations.

Dependability Analysis Using Temporal Fault Trees and Monte Carlo Simulation (2021)
Book Chapter
Edifor, E., Gordon, N., & Walker, M. (2021). Dependability Analysis Using Temporal Fault Trees and Monte Carlo Simulation. In W. Zamojski, J. Mazurkiewicz, J. Sugier, T. Walkowiak, & J. Kacprzyk (Eds.), Theory and Engineering of Dependable Computer Systems and Networks (86-96). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-76773-0_9

The safety and reliability of high-consequence systems is an issue of utmost importance to engineers because such systems can have catastrophic effects if they fail. Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) is a well-known probabilistic technique for assessing the... Read More about Dependability Analysis Using Temporal Fault Trees and Monte Carlo Simulation.

Working With and In Small Groups (2021)
Book Chapter
King, E. (2021). Working With and In Small Groups. In A. Creech, D. A. Hodges, & S. Hallam (Eds.), International Handbook of Music Psychology in Education and the Community (320-334). London: Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429295362

This chapter provides insight into two kinds of small group work: “supervised” – guided by a supervisor, such as a teacher or facilitator; and “unsupervised” – self- managed or without supervisory input. Evidence about group work is discussed, drawin... Read More about Working With and In Small Groups.