Climate Change

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Emily Boyd,Emma L Tompkins

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741421

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Climate change is the greatest single problem we face as a planet. This important introduction skilfully guides us through the complex mix of scientific, political, social, and environmental issues to explore the possible futures for our world. Focusing on the fact that the “point of no return” may have already been passed, Boyd and Tompkins highlight the urgent need to start addressing the wide-ranging consequences of our changing climate if we want to avoid catastrophe.

Conservation

a beginner's guide

Author: Paul Jepson,Richard J. Ladle

Publisher: Oneworld Pubns Ltd

ISBN: 9781851687145

Category: Nature

Page: 193

View: 5133

In this age of unparalleled environmental change, the need to preserve our fauna and flora has never been so urgent. Fortunately, the ceaseless erosion of nature is counterbalanced by the desire of people to do something about it.

The No-nonsense Guide to Climate Change

Author: Dinyar Godrej

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859843352

Category: Nature

Page: 143

View: 1506

"The No Nonsense Guide to Climate Change" charts up-to-the-minute developments on climate change, explores the extent that the human race is responsible for the catastrophes and suggests what can be done to prevent them.

Biodiversity

A Beginner's Guide

Author: John Spicer

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741324

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 5236

In this steadfast and yet witty guide, biologist John Spicer examines biodiversity, giving the reader an insight into the myriad of organisms that surround us.

Energy

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Vaclav Smil

Publisher: Oneworld

ISBN: 9781786071330

Category: Force and energy

Page: 240

View: 738

Sheds light on the science behind global warming and the efforts to prevent it, and explains how our daily decisions affect energy consumption. Whether you're looking for dinner table conversation or to further your own understanding, this book will amaze and inform, uncovering the truths and exposing the myths behind one of the most important concepts in our universe.

Ergonomics for Beginners

A Quick Reference Guide, Third Edition

Author: Jan Dul,Bernard Weerdmeester

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420077511

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 3751

Loaded with information on the design of work systems, workplaces, and workstations as well as human anthropometics, Ergonomics for Beginners: A Quick Reference Guide, Third Edition provides a useful quick reference and valuable tool for novices and experienced professionals alike. Retaining the features that made each previous edition a bestseller, the authors have meticulously revised the information to address rapid developments in information and communications technology, offering ergonomics advice on topics such as wireless, remote, and hands-free controls, website design, mobile interaction, and virtual offices. Understand the Utility and Limitations of Modern Technology In their trademark, eloquent style, the authors explain the application of a human-centered approach to the design, testing, and evaluation of work systems by considering the interrelated set of physical, cognitive, social, organizational, and other relevant human factors. Their elemental, but comprehensive, treatment of the subject matter provides an authoritative and archival reference of basic theoretical and practical knowledge that will help enhance human performance and reduce the undesirable effects and unintended consequences of many human interactions with technology and the organizational environment. Small enough to carry along to work sites, with simple and clear illustrations, the book examines how to improve performance and reduce the undesirable effects and unintended consequences of many human interactions with technology and the work environment.

Daoism

A Beginner's Guide

Author: James Miller

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740158

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 7794

Spanning the centuries and crossing the globe, this engaging introduction covers everything Daoist, from the religion of the ancients to 21st century T’ai Chi and meditation. Complete with a timeline of Daoist history and a full glossary, Daoism: A Beginner's Guide will prove invaluable not only to students, but also to general readers who wish to learn more about Daoism’s role and relevance in our fast-moving 21st century existence. James Miller is Assistant Professor of East Asian Traditions at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada.

Oil

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Smil, Vaclav

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740387

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 438

Packed with fascinating facts and insight, this book will fuel dinner party debate, and provide readers with the science and politics behind the world’s most controversial resource. Without oil, there would be no globalisation, no plastic, little transport, and a global political landscape that few would recognise. It is the lifeblood of the modern world, and humanity’s dependence upon it looks set to continue for decades to come. In this captivating book, the author of the acclaimed Energy: A Beginner’s Guide, Vaclav Smil, explains all matters related to the ‘black stuff’, from its discovery in the earth, right through to the political maelstrom that surrounds it today. Author Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He has written over 10 books on energy and been a keynote speaker at both the World Economic Forum and the Global Roundtable on Climate Change. He is the first non-American to receive the American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology and is a Special Fellow of the Royal Society.

Research Handbook on Climate Change, Migration and the Law

Author: Benoît Maye,François Crépeau

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785366599

Category:

Page: 520

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This comprehensive Research Handbook provides an overview of the debates on how the law does, and could, relate to migration exacerbated by climate change. It contains conceptual chapters on the relationship between climate change, migration and the law, as well as doctrinal and prospective discussions regarding legal developments in different domestic contexts and in international governance.

V!VA Travel Guides

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Author: Viva Publishing Network,Paula Newton

Publisher: Viva Publishing Network

ISBN: 0979126428

Category: Travel

Page: 480

View: 5856

Viva members around the world contribute to the travel guides' creation and updating. They provide information concerning hotels, restaurants, tours, shopping and activities.

Successful Adaptation to Climate Change

Linking Science and Policy in a Rapidly Changing World

Author: Susanne C. Moser,Maxwell T. Boykoff

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135071306

Category: Nature

Page: 336

View: 2465

What does successful adaptation look like? This is a question we are frequently asked by planners, policy makers and other professionals charged with the task of developing and implementing adaptation strategies. While adaptation is increasingly recognized as an important climate risk management strategy, and on-the-ground adaptation planning activity is becoming more common-place, there is no clear guidance as to what success would look like, what to aim for and how to judge progress. This edited volume makes significant progress toward unpacking the question of successful adaptation, offering both scientifically informed and practice-relevant answers from various sectors and regions of the world. It brings together 18 chapters from leading experts within the field to present careful analyses of different cases and situations, questioning throughout commonly avowed truisms and unspoken assumptions that have pervaded climate adaptation science and practice to date. This book offers not one answer but demonstrates how the question of success in important ways is normative and context specific. It identifies the various dimensions of success, such as economic, political, institutional, ecological, and social, explores the tensions between them, and compiles encouraging evidence that resolutions can be found. The book appraises how climatic and non-climatic stressors play a role, what role science does and can play in adaptation decision making, and how trade-offs and other concerns and priorities shape adaptation planning and implementation on the ground. This is timely interdisciplinary text sheds light on key issues that arise in on-the-ground adaptation to climate change. It bridges the gap between science and practical application of successful adaptation strategies and will be of interest to both students, academics and practitioners.

The Heart of Change Field Guide

Tools And Tactics for Leading Change in Your Organization

Author: Dan S. Cohen

Publisher: Harvard Business Press

ISBN: 1422148041

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 3376

In 1996, John P. Kotter's Leading Change became a runaway best seller, outlining an eight-step program for organizational change that was embraced by executives around the world. Then, Kotter and co-author Dan Cohen's The Heart of Change introduced the revolutionary "see-feel-change" approach, which helped executives understand the crucial role of emotion in successful change efforts. Now, The Heart of Change Field Guide provides leaders and managers tools, frameworks, and advice for bringing these breakthrough change methods to life within their own organizations. Written by Dan Cohen and with a foreword by John P. Kotter, the guide provides a practical framework for implementing each step in the change process, as well as a new three-phase approach to execution: creating a climate for change, engaging and enabling the whole organization, and implementing and sustaining change. Hands-on diagnostics—including a crucial "change readiness module"—reveal the dynamics that will help or hinder success at each phase of the change process. Both flexible and scaleable, the frameworks presented in this guide can be tailored for any size or type of change initiative. Filled with practical tools, checklists, and expert commentary, this must-have guide translates the most powerful approaches available for creating successful change into concrete, actionable steps for you and your organization. Dan Cohen is the co-author, with John P. Kotter, of The Heart of Change, and a principal with Deloitte Consulting, LLC.

Cigar Guide (Speedy Study Guides)

Author: Speedy Publishing

Publisher: Speedy Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1633835804

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 5

View: 7836

When it comes to cigars, most people would agree, quality is everything. But often it is hard to pick the gold from the sand, as it were. Finding good quality cigars at reasonable prices is not always easy, indeed it is invariably hard. This is where a cigar guide can come in quite handy as not many people you are likely to meet will have a encyclopedic knowledge of rare and imported quality cigars on mind at all times and places. The very best quality cigars will feature key ingrediants, be hand rolled and matured for the best possible flavor. A cigar guide will clearly lay all of this out, which cigars are hand rolled, which are not, which are aged which are not, which are Cubans which are Dominican, and so on. All in all it's the best place to start.

Laudato si

Die Umwelt-Enzyklika des Papstes

Author: Franziskus (Papst),

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 345180736X

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Mit großer Spannung wurde sie erwartet, auch von Nicht-Katholiken: Die Umwelt-Enzyklika von Papst Franziskus nimmt die heute entscheidenden Themen in den Blick; es geht um die geht um soziale, ökologische und politische Zusammenhänge. Wohl selten war ein päpstliches Schreiben so aktuell und brisant und vor allem relevant für alle Gesellschaftsschichten und Menschen weltweit. Mit "Laudato si" beweist Franziskus, dass die Kirche nach wie vor eine unverzichtbare Stimme im Diskurs zur Gestaltung der modernen Welt ist. Wer verstehen will, wie Papst und Kirche die großen Herausforderungen unserer Zeit bestehen wollen, kommt an diesem Werk nicht vorbei. Ein Muss für jeden, der an den drängenden Fragen unserer Zeit interessiert ist.

Reproductive Ecology of Flowering Plants: A Manual

Author: K.R. Shivanna,Rajesh Tandon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 813222003X

Category: Science

Page: 170

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Successful reproduction is the basis not only for the stability of the species in their natural habitat but also for productivity of our crop plants. Therefore, knowledge on reproductive ecology of wild and cultivated plants is important for effective management of our dwindling biodiversity and for the sustainability and improvement of the yield in crop species. Conservation and management of our plant diversity is going to be a major challenge in the coming decades, particularly in the tropical countries which are rich in biodiversity. Reproductive failure is the main driver for pushing a large number of tropical species to vulnerable category. Available data on reproductive ecology on tropical species is very limited and there is an urgent need to initiate research on these lines. A major limitation for the beginners to take up research is the absence of simple concise work manuals that provide step-wise procedures to study all aspects of reproductive ecology. The Manual fills this void. Over 60 protocols described in the manual cover the whole spectrum of reproductive ecology - study sites and species, phenology, floral morphology and sexuality, pollen and pistil biology, pollination ecology, breeding system, seed biology, seed dispersal and seedling recruitment. Each chapter gives a concise conceptual account of the topic before describing the protocols. The Manual caters to researchers, teachers and students who are interested in any aspect of reproductive ecology of flowering plants -- botanists, ecologists, agri-horticulturists, foresters, entomologists, plant breeders and conservation biologists.

Facebook für Dummies

Author: Leah Pearlman,Carolyn Abram,Sebastian Schroer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527709533

Category:

Page: 234

View: 5459

Facebook ist die perfekte Plattform, um sich oder seine Firma ins rechte Licht zu setzen und zugleich berufliche wie private Kontakte zu knüpfen. Leah Pearlman und Carolyn Abram erklären, was Facebook ausmacht und zeigen Ihnen all das, was Sie wissen sollten, um perfekt zu networken: vom Anlegen des eigenen Profils über das Knüpfen eines Netzwerks bis hin zum professionellen Einsatz von Facebook.

Eine kurze Geschichte des Fortschritts

Author: Ronald Wright

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783498073565

Category:

Page: 200

View: 9624

Selbst im Verhältnis zur Geschichte seiner eigenen Existenz auf Erden ist die Geschichte des menschlichen Fortschritts kurz. Und sie könnte schon bald zu Ende sein. Wie gingen Aufstieg und Fall bedeutender Zivilisationen vorsich, was können, ja müssen wir

New York 2140

Roman

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641216583

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

View: 8495

New York, einhundert Jahre später. Der Meeresspiegel ist angestiegen, und die Straßen des Big Apple haben sich in Kanäle verwandelt und aus den einstigen Wolkenkratzern sind hoch aufragende Inseln geworden. Aber noch hat New York sich nicht aufgegeben. In einem Haus treffen so unterschiedliche wie ergreifende Schicksale aufeinander – Schicksale, die von der Zukunft nach dem Ökokollaps erzählen. Da ist zum Beispiel ein nimmermüder Detektiv, und da ist das Internet-Sternchen. Auf dem Dach leben die Coder. Ihr Verschwinden setzt schließlich eine Kette von Ereignissen in Gang, die das Leben aller New Yorker für immer beeinflussen werden.