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1. Annual budget report [ - 2019]

Green Library
Book
xx, [676] pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
Science Library (Li and Ma)
Book
xxvii, 530, 4, 24, 17 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 28 cm
What is the "big picture" in environmental science? Our authors know and effectively communicate it in Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions, Sixth Edition. Whether you view the subject through a scientific, social, political, or historical lens, you'll find the concrete foundations here that work for courses in both environmental science and environmental studies. A systems approach is the connective fabric that makes sense of the wealth of topics and data, which demonstrates how aspects of the natural environment interconnect with each other and with human society. A section on Resource Use and Management introduces the concept of sustainability, and another on Dealing with Environmental Degradation discusses threats to the environment and mitigation strategies. A bonus section available online on Social Solutions to Environmental Concerns, discusses the complex issues impacting the environment and the scientific, technologic, and human behavioral ways to address them. Throughout the text you will find the hard data necessary for a scientific study of the environment and the measured analysis ideal for our time. Combining evidence-based, contemporary information and data with relevant case studies, practical applications, numerous calculations, and modern references, Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions teaches and engages.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781284091700 20180326
Science Library (Li and Ma)
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Journal/Periodical
v. ; 28 cm.
Business Library, SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 28-30 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
285 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
Green Library
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xiii, 177 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 22 cm.
  • 1. Introduction: The Evolution of Environmental EnforcementMark Ungar2. Amazonia, Organized Crime and Illegal Deforestation: Best Practices for the Protection of the Brazilian Amazon RainforestFranco Perazzoni 3. Deforestation in the Bolivian Amazon: The Case of the El Chore Forest Reserve in Santa Cruz DepartmentManlio Alberto Roca Zamora 4. Peru: A Legal Enforcement Model for the AmazonHugo R. Gomez Apac, Maria Antonieta Merino de Taboada, and Milagros Granados Mandujano 5. Ecuador: Rainforest under SiegeVictor Lopez Acevedo6. Colombia: Bridging the Gaps between What Is Needed and What Actually Exists Regarding the Protection of Its AmazonAna Maria Hernandez Salgar and Luz Marina Mantilla Cardenas7. Environmental Penal Control in Venezuela: Amazonia and the Orinoco Mining ArcManuel Joel Diaz Capdevilla8. Suriname: An Exposed InteriorKatia Delvoye, Minu Parahoe, and Hermes Libretto.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319565514 20171121
This book is the most updated and comprehensive look at efforts to protect the Amazon, home to half of the world's remaining tropical forests. In the past five years, the Basin's countries have become the cutting edge of environmental enforcement through formation of constitutional protections, military operations, stringent laws, police forces, judicial procedures and societal efforts that together break through barriers that have long restrained decisive action. Even such advances, though, struggle to curb devastation by oil extraction, mining, logging, dams, pollution, and other forms of ecocide. In every country, environmental protection is crippled by politics, bureaucracy, unclear laws, untrained officials, small budgets, regional rivalries, inter-ministerial competition, collusion with criminals, and the global demand for oils and minerals. Countries are better at creating environmental agencies, that is, than making sure that they work. This book explains why, with country studies written by those on the front lines-from national enforcement directors to biologists and activists.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319565514 20171121
Green Library
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ix, 155 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Green Library
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94 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
For curious young minds who ask why? how? what? when? and then why? again and again, the bestselling team behind Ada Twist, Scientist has developed a STEM project book based on the beloved character. Ada herself will take readers through the scientific method and show them how to build experiments to find the answers to all kinds of burning questions. Budding scientists will solve everyday mysteries and come to think more critically about the world around them. Like Rosie's and Iggy's project books, Ada's will be empowering and kid-friendly, with tons of classroom and parent appeal. No kid's lab would be complete without it!.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781419730245 20180521
Education Library (Cubberley)
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1 online resource.
  • Preface.- Conference Organization.- Part I. Advances in Geospatial Technologies for Mine Surveying and Civil Engineering.- Part II. Advances in Mining, Tunneling, and Geological Exploration.- Part III. Earth Resource Management and Decision Support System.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319682396 20180521
This book discusses the latest advances and applications in geospatial technologies and earth resources for mine surveying and civil engineering. It also discusses mineral resources management and assesses many techniques such as unmanned aerial vehicles/drones, ground-penetrating radar, geographic information system (GIS) and GIS-based machine learning. The book gathers the proceedings of the International Conference on Geo-Spatial Technologies and Earth Resources (GTER 2017), which was co-organized by the Hanoi University of Mining and Geology (HUMG) and the International Society for Mine Surveying (ISM) and held in Hanoi, Vietnam, on October 5-6, 2017. GTER 2017 is technically co-sponsored by the Vietnam Mining Science and Technology Association (VMST), Vietnam Association of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing (VGCR), Vietnam National Coal-Mineral Industries Holding Corporation Limited (VINACOMIN), and the Dong Bac Corporation (NECO). The event is intended to bring together experts, researchers, engineers, and policymakers to discuss and exchange their knowledges and experiences with modern geospatial technologies, recent advances in mining and tunneling, and the geological and earth sciences. Given its breadth of coverage, the book will appeal to scientists in the field as well as professionals interested in related technological applications.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319682396 20180521
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 1 user
Book
1 online resource (406 pages)
  • Preface.- Conference Organization.- Part I. Advances in Geospatial Technologies for Mine Surveying and Civil Engineering.- Part II. Advances in Mining, Tunneling, and Geological Exploration.- Part III. Earth Resource Management and Decision Support System.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319682396 20180521
This book discusses the latest advances and applications in geospatial technologies and earth resources for mine surveying and civil engineering. It also discusses mineral resources management and assesses many techniques such as unmanned aerial vehicles/drones, ground-penetrating radar, geographic information system (GIS) and GIS-based machine learning. The book gathers the proceedings of the International Conference on Geo-Spatial Technologies and Earth Resources (GTER 2017), which was co-organized by the Hanoi University of Mining and Geology (HUMG) and the International Society for Mine Surveying (ISM) and held in Hanoi, Vietnam, on October 5-6, 2017. GTER 2017 is technically co-sponsored by the Vietnam Mining Science and Technology Association (VMST), Vietnam Association of Geodesy, Cartography and Remote Sensing (VGCR), Vietnam National Coal-Mineral Industries Holding Corporation Limited (VINACOMIN), and the Dong Bac Corporation (NECO). The event is intended to bring together experts, researchers, engineers, and policymakers to discuss and exchange their knowledges and experiences with modern geospatial technologies, recent advances in mining and tunneling, and the geological and earth sciences. Given its breadth of coverage, the book will appeal to scientists in the field as well as professionals interested in related technological applications.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319682396 20180521

13. The adventure [2018]

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ix, 94 pages ; 16 cm
Agamben charts a journey that ranges from poems of chivalry to philosophy, from Yvain to Hegel, from Beatrice to Heidegger. An ancient legend identifies Demon, Chance, Love, and Necessity as the four gods who preside over the birth of every human being. We must all pay tribute to these deities and should not try to elude or dupe them. To accept them, Giorgio Agamben suggests, is to live one's life as an adventure-not in the trivial sense of the term, with lightness and disenchantment, but with the understanding that adventure, as a specific way of being, is the most profound experience in our human existence. In this pithy, poetic, and compelling book, Agamben maps a journey from poems of chivalry to philosophy, from Yvain to Hegel, from Beatrice to Heidegger. The four gods of legend are joined at the end by a goddess, the most elusive and mysterious of all: Elpis, Hope. In Greek mythology, Hope remains in Pandora's box, not because it postpones its fulfillment to an invisible beyond but because somehow it has always been already satisfied. Here, Agamben presents Hope as the ultimate gift of the human adventure on Earth.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780262037594 20180514
Green Library
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1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Book
vi, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • 1. Introduction Jon Robson and Grant Tavinor 2. Ontology and Transmedial Games Christopher Bartel 3. Videogames as Neither Video nor Games: A Negative Ontology Brock Rough 4. Videogame Ontology, Constitutive Rules, and Algorithms Shelby Moser 5. Appreciating Videogames Zach Jurgensen 6. The Beautiful Gamer? On the Aesthetics of Videogame Performances Jon Robson 7. Videogames and Creativity Aaron Meskin 8. Interactivity, Fictionality, and Incompleteness Nathan Wildman and Richard Woodward 9. Why Gamers Are Not Narrators Andrew Kania 10. Videogames and Virtual Media Grant Tavinor 11. Videogames and Gendered Invisibility Stephanie Patridge 12. Games and the Moral Transformation of Violence C. Thi Nguyen 13. Videogames and the "Theater of Love" Mark Silcox 14. Pornographic Videogames: a Feminist Examination Mari Mikkola.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138629585 20180611
This collection of essays is devoted to the philosophical examination of the aesthetics of videogames. Videogames represent one of the most significant developments in the modern popular arts, and it is a topic that is attracting much attention among philosophers of art and aestheticians. As a burgeoning medium of artistic expression, videogames raise entirely new aesthetic concerns, particularly concerning their ontology, interactivity, and aesthetic value. The essays in this volume address a number of pressing theoretical issues related to these areas, including but not limited to: the nature of performance and identity in videogames; their status as an interactive form of art; the ethical problems raised by violence in videogames; and the representation of women in videogames and the gaming community. The Aesthetics of Videogames is an important contribution to analytic aesthetics that deals with an important and growing art form.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138629585 20180611
Green Library
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vi, 183 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Slum Tourism, Subalternity and Gentrification 2. The Authentic Slum or Former Street Children as Prisms of Authenticity? 3. Playing with Privilege? The Ethics of Aestheticizing the Slum 4 The Affective Economy of Slum Tourism 5. The Post-Humanitarian Logic of Slum Tourism 6 The Emotional Labour of CW-Guides 7 The Economy of Resocialisation: The Slumming Researcher? Conclusion and Further Perspectives.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138729896 20180326
Each year, approximately a million tourists visit slum areas on guided tours as a part of their holiday to Asia, Africa or Latin America. This book analyses the cultural encounters that take place between slum tourists and former street children, who work as tour guides for a local NGO in Delhi, India. Slum tours are typically framed as both tourist performances, bought as commodities for a price on the market, and as appeals for aid that tourists encounter within an altruistic discourse of charity. This book enriches the tourism debate by interpreting tourist performances as affective economies, identifying tour guides as emotional labourers and raising questions on the long-term impacts of economically unbalanced encounters with representatives of the Global North, including the researcher. This book studies the `feeling rules' governing a slum tour and how they shape interactions. When do guides permit tourists to exoticise the slum and feel a thrilling sense of disgust towards the effects of abject poverty, and when do they instead guide them towards a sense of solidarity with the slum's inhabitants? What happens if the tourists rebel and transgress the boundaries delimiting the space of comfortable affective negotiation constituted by the guides? This book will be essential reading for undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers working within the fields of Human Geography, Slum Tourism Research, Subaltern Studies and Development Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138729896 20180326
Green Library
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xx, 234 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction Prof. Bruce B. Janz (University of Central Florida, USA), "Peripherality and Non-Philosophy in African Philosophy: Womanist Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy and Other Provocations." Prof. Alexander Animalu & Mr. Jeff Unegbu (University of Nigeria Nsukka, Nigeria), "Gaia Hypothesis from an African Perspective." Prof. Thaddeus Metz (University of Johannesburg, South Africa), "How to Ground Animal Rights on African Values: A Constructive Approach." Dr. Kevin Behrens (University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa), "An African Account of the Moral Obligation to Preserve Biodiversity." Prof. Olatunji Oyeshile (University of Ibadan, Nigeria), "Transformation of Urban Space in South-West of Nigeria, 2011 to Present: Ethical Issues in Development and Aesthetics" Prof. Ebunoluwa Oduwole & Dr. Fayemi Kazeem (Olabisi Onabanjo University & University of Lagos, Nigeria), "Animal Rights vs. Animal Care Ethics: Interrogating the Relationship to Non-Human Animals in Yoruba Culture." Prof. Workineh Kelbassa (Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia), "Women and the Environment in Africa." Prof. Oladele Balogun & Dr. Fayemi Kazeem (Olabisi Onabanjo University & University of Lagos, Nigeria), "Women Identities in African Environmental Ethics: A Conversational Engagement." Dr. Jonathan Chimakonam (University of Calabar, Nigeria), "Ohanife: An Account of the Ecosystem based on the African notion of Relationship." Dr. Angela Roothaan (Free University Amsterdam, Netherlands), "Hermeneutics of Trees in an African Context: Enriching the Understanding of the Environment `for the Common Heritage of Mankind.'" Victor Nweke (University of Calabar, Nigeria), Global Warming as an Ontological Boomerang Effect: Towards a Philosophical Rescue from the African Place." Dr. Ralph Madu (Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria), "Laudato Si and the Ecological Crisis." Dr. Ada Agada (University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Nigeria) "Catalyzing Climate Change Action in Nigeria: Moderate Anthropocentrism and the African Perspective of the Cosmos". Prof. Fainos Mangena (University of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe) "Zimbabwe's Environmental Crisis: Questioning Ubuntu?" Francis Diawuo and Abdul Karim Issifu (University for Development Studies, Ghana and University of Cape Coast, Ghana) "Exploring the African Traditional Belief Systems (Totems and Taboos) in Natural Resources Conservation and Management in Ghana".
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138297135 20180205
African Philosophy and Environmental Conservation is about the unconcern for, and marginalisation of, the environment in African philosophy. The issue of the environment is still very much neglected by governments, corporate bodies, academics and specifically, philosophers in the sub-Saharan Africa. The entrenched traditional world-views which give a place of privilege toã one thing over the other, as for example men over women, is the same attitude that privileges humans over the environment. This culturally embedded orientation makes it difficult for stake holders in Africa to identify and confront the modern day challenges posed by the neglect of the environment. In a continent where deep-rooted cultural and religious practices, as well as widespread ignorance, determine human conduct towards the environment, it becomes difficult to curtail much less overcome the threats to our environment. It shows that to a large extent, the African cultural privileging of men over women and of humans over the environment somewhat exacerbates and makes the environmental crisis on the continent intractable. For example, it raises the challenging puzzle as to why women in Africa are the ones to plant the trees and men are the ones to fell them. Contributors address these salient issues from both theoretical and practical perspectives, demonstrating what African philosophy could do to ameliorate the marginalisation which the theme of environment suffers on the continent. Philosophy is supposed to teach us how to lead the good life in all its forms; why is it failing in this duty in Africa specifically where the issue of environment is concerned? This book which trail-blazes the field of African Philosophy and Environmental Ethics will be of great interest to students and scholars of Philosophy, African philosophy, Environmental Ethics and Gender Studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138297135 20180205
Green Library

18. After extinction [2018]

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1 online resource.
  • Contents Introduction Richard Grusin 1. Extinction Events and Entangled Humanism William E. Connolly 2. Planetary Memories: After Extinction, the Imagined Future Jussi Parikka 3. Photography after Extinction Joanna Zylinska 4. The Six Extinctions: Visualizing Planetary Ecological Crisis Today Joseph Masco 5. Condors at the End of the World Cary Wolfe 6. It's Not the Anthropocene, It's the White Supremacy Scene-- or, the Geological Color Line Nicholas Mirzoeff 7. Lives Worth Living: Extinction, Persons, Disability Claire Colebrook 8. Biocapitalism and De-extinction Ashley Dawson 9. Surviving the Sixth Extinction: American Indian Strategies for Life in the New World Daryl Baldwin, Margaret Noodin, and Bernard C. Perley Acknowledgments Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781517902896 20180514
A multidisciplinary exploration of extinction and what comes next What comes after extinction? Including both prominent and unusual voices in current debates around the Anthropocene, this collection asks authors from diverse backgrounds to address this question. After Extinction looks at the future of humans and nonhumans, exploring how the scale of risk posed by extinction has changed in light of the accelerated networks of the twenty-first century. The collection considers extinction as a cultural, artistic, and media event as well as a biological one. The authors treat extinction in relation to a variety of topics, including disability, human exceptionalism, science-fiction understandings of time and posthistory, photography, the contemporary ecological crisis, the California Condor, systemic racism, Native American traditions, and capitalism.From discussions of the anticipated sixth extinction to the status of writing, theory, and philosophy after extinction, the contributions of this volume are insightful and innovative, timely and thought provoking. Contributors: Daryl Baldwin, Miami U; Claire Colebrook, Pennsylvania State U; William E. Connolly, Johns Hopkins U; Ashley Dawson, CUNY Graduate Center; Joseph Masco, U of Chicago; Nicholas Mirzoeff, New York U; Margaret Noodin, U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Jussi Parikka, U of Southampton; Bernard C. Perley, U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Cary Wolfe, Rice U; Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths, U of London.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781517902896 20180514

19. After extinction [2018]

Book
xix, 244 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
  • Contents Introduction Richard Grusin 1. Extinction Events and Entangled Humanism William E. Connolly 2. Planetary Memories: After Extinction, the Imagined Future Jussi Parikka 3. Photography after Extinction Joanna Zylinska 4. The Six Extinctions: Visualizing Planetary Ecological Crisis Today Joseph Masco 5. Condors at the End of the World Cary Wolfe 6. It's Not the Anthropocene, It's the White Supremacy Scene-- or, the Geological Color Line Nicholas Mirzoeff 7. Lives Worth Living: Extinction, Persons, Disability Claire Colebrook 8. Biocapitalism and De-extinction Ashley Dawson 9. Surviving the Sixth Extinction: American Indian Strategies for Life in the New World Daryl Baldwin, Margaret Noodin, and Bernard C. Perley Acknowledgments Contributors Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781517902896 20180514
A multidisciplinary exploration of extinction and what comes next What comes after extinction? Including both prominent and unusual voices in current debates around the Anthropocene, this collection asks authors from diverse backgrounds to address this question. After Extinction looks at the future of humans and nonhumans, exploring how the scale of risk posed by extinction has changed in light of the accelerated networks of the twenty-first century. The collection considers extinction as a cultural, artistic, and media event as well as a biological one. The authors treat extinction in relation to a variety of topics, including disability, human exceptionalism, science-fiction understandings of time and posthistory, photography, the contemporary ecological crisis, the California Condor, systemic racism, Native American traditions, and capitalism.From discussions of the anticipated sixth extinction to the status of writing, theory, and philosophy after extinction, the contributions of this volume are insightful and innovative, timely and thought provoking. Contributors: Daryl Baldwin, Miami U; Claire Colebrook, Pennsylvania State U; William E. Connolly, Johns Hopkins U; Ashley Dawson, CUNY Graduate Center; Joseph Masco, U of Chicago; Nicholas Mirzoeff, New York U; Margaret Noodin, U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Jussi Parikka, U of Southampton; Bernard C. Perley, U of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; Cary Wolfe, Rice U; Joanna Zylinska, Goldsmiths, U of London.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781517902896 20180514
Green Library
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xi, 405 pages ; 25 cm
  • List of Tables Acknowledgments Introduction 1. Baseball's Interminable Wars 2. The Rise of Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis 3. Baseball's Longstanding Gambling Problem 4. The Financial Side of the Game 5. Getting Fans to the Ballpark 6. Trying to Make the Game More Popular 7. Not a Perfect Game 8. The Stars Are Realigned 9. Competitive Balance and Its Discontents 10. Owners versus Players 11. Highly Paid but Exploited Players 12. Hang On, the Minor Leagues' Bumpy Ride 13. Baseball and Ethnic Diversity 14. Hilldale and the Negro Leagues in the 1920s Epilogue: The Roaring Twenties and Major League Baseball Appendix 1: New York Yankees Financial Records Appendix 2: Salary Data Sources Notes Bibliography Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803296824 20180611
As the 1919 World Series scandal simmered throughout the 1920 season, tight pennant races drove attendance to new peaks and presaged a decade of general prosperity for baseball. Babe Ruth shattered his own home-run record and, buoyed by a booming economy, professional sports enjoyed what sportswriters termed a "Golden Age of Sports." Throughout the tumultuous 1920s, Major League Baseball remained a mixture of competition and cooperation. Teams could improve by player trades, buying Minor League stars, or signing untried youths. Players and owners had their usual contentious relationship, with owners maintaining considerable control over their players. Owners adjusted the game so that the 1920s witnessed a surge in slugging and a diminution in base stealing, and they provided a better ballpark experience by both improving their stadiums and minimizing disruptions by rowdy fans. However, they hesitated to adapt to new technologies such as radio, electrical lighting, and air travel. The Major Leagues remained an enclave for white people, while African Americans toiled in the newly established Negro Leagues, where salaries and profits were skimpy. By analyzing the economic and financial aspects of Major League Baseball, The Age of Ruth and Landis shows how baseball during the 1920s experienced both strife and prosperity, innovation and conservatism. With figures such as the incomparable Babe Ruth, Kenesaw Mountain Landis, Rogers Hornsby, Ty Cobb, Walter Johnson, Tris Speaker, and Eddie Collins, the decade featured an exciting brand of livelier baseball, new stadiums, and overall stability.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780803296824 20180611
Green Library