Weiping Liu contends that the impacts of learning environments on Chinese only children must be studied from a bioecological systems perspective by considering the direct and joint effects of learning environments and personality within the macro-environments of culture, public policy etc. Samples were chosen randomly from the 1980s and 1990s Chinese only children (N=2105) ranging from junior high, senior high and college students in east, middle and west China. With data analyses such as exploratory factor analysis, hierarchical multiple regression analysis, MANOVA and ANOVA, hypotheses formulated on these research purposes were tested to be true, especially, in terms of desirable learning outcomes. The author also provided practical and theoretical discussions.
This book presents an in-depth study on and summary of the current practice and theories for the construction of eco-cities in China in the context of the country's rapid urbanization. It argues that by 2020, 60% of China's population will live in cities. And the evolution from "green cities" to "eco- cities", and subsequently to "smart cities" is crucial to China's sustainable development. The book presents a feasible and objective quantitative evaluation system for the sustainable and healthy development of eco-cities. It summarizes the Chinese experience in building eco- cities as the coordinated development of economy, society, resources and environment, with the goal being "to make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable". This is essential to achieving a number of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. In addition, the book defines the current stage of development Chinese cities have reached in terms of ecological construction, and offers guidance on selecting suitable urban ecological construction modes and improvement approaches. It provides a valuable reference source and guidebook for research on and the practice of eco-city construction. Accordingly, it will help other countries around the world, especially the developing countries, to benefit from China's successful experience.
This book examines innovation in the fields of computer engineering and networking, and explores important, state-of-the-art developments in areas such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, information analysis and communication. It gathers papers presented at the 8th International Conference on Computer Engineering and Networks (CENet2018), held in Shanghai, China on August 17-19, 2018. o Explores emerging topics in computer engineering and networking, along with their applications o Discusses how to improve productivity by using the latest advanced technologies o Examines innovation in the fields of computer engineering and networking
This book demonstrates various types of deepwater risers with different motion equations and boundary conditions depending on their different structural configurations. It also discusses the hydrodynamic analysis methods of different deepwater risers. It provides new force and structure models in time and frequency domains of vortex induced force, including that for a downstream riser of the tandem riser, and the rigid oscillating model for steel catenary riser. The highlights of this book are the analysis methods of the rigid oscillating mode of steel catenary riser and the coupling iteration for top-tensioned riser with pipe-in-pipe configuration. This book is interesting and useful to a wide readership in the various fields of ocean engineering and offshore oil & gas development.