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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)

2. The 100 Years Show [2015]

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1 online resource (streaming video file) (30 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
From architecture studies in Cuba to New York's Art Students League to Le des Réalités Nouvelles in Paris, Carmen Herrera's life has spanned continents and art movements, and demonstrates a persistent devotion to her work. She was a pioneer and a peer of many male artists who received great recognition in their time.. Her story is just one example of the many great artists whose accomplishments were overlooked because of their gender, ethnicity or nationality. Directed by Alison Klayman, the filmmaker behind the acclaimed documentary Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry, THE 100 YEARS SHOW demonstrates the power of artistic vision to sustain itself.. Official Selection at Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival. Winner of Best Short Documentary at the Ashland Independent Film Festival and Best Documentary Short at the Heartland Film Festival.
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45 p.
Providers of development co-operation can benefit from the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), targets and indicators for use in their results frameworks. The paper examines the SDG outcome and performance targets and indicators that fit with the goals of individual providers. It presents a menu of 60 SDG targets and indicators that can strengthen providers’ results frameworks, facilitate data collection and use, and offer improved platforms for dialogues on development co-operation results. The concept of “menu” recognises that individual providers and their partners prioritise different aspects of the 2030 Agenda. They can select and apply SDG targets and indicators to their existing results frameworks in accordance with their respective priorities. Results information is used for accountability and communication and hence tied to political goals for development co-operation. With clearer links to the SDGs, results information can also be used for strategic direction and learning by providers.
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ME310 Project Based Engineering Design
As the water infrastructure in the US is aging, with many water distribution pipes installed 50 or more years ago, the process of replacing such infrastructure is projected to cost about $1 trillion. Our project sponsor Xylem asked us to design a solution around such a wicked problem. The ME310 Xylem team conducted user needfinding, defined the problem, pivoted towards darkhorse prototypes, created funktional and functional prototypes, and finally developed the solution called 2FLOWS. 2FLOWS is a smart dual-flow sink that automatically detects and diverts greywater from blackwater, giving greywater a second life for purposes such as irrigation and other non-potable uses within the building (e.g., toilet flushing). As much of the water from commercial buildings are in fact reusable, the diversion and reuse of greywater effectively reduces the load on pipes to water treatment and also prevents unnecessary full treatment of the water. Through needfinding we found that there is a huge mismatch between water-saving intentions and actions, but our instances of user testing have shown that 2FLOWS brings about a unique user experience that allows already water-conscious citizens to bridge this intention-to-action gap. We also found that 2FLOWS brings the conversation and awareness of water-consciousness, which is the first step towards a more sustainable infrastructure. We envision 2FLOWS to be advantageous and vital to the decentralized paradigm that we introduce as the solution to the issue of aging water infrastructure.
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xxi, 479 pages ; 23 cm
  • Purpose of this handbook / Jill D. Rhodes and Robert S. Litt
  • Understanding cybersecurity risks / Lucy L. Thomson
  • Understanding technology : what every lawyer needs to know about the cyber network / Paul Rosenzweig
  • Lawyers' legal obligations to provide data security / Thomas J. Smedinghoff and Ruth Hill Bro
  • International norms / Conor Sullivan, Kelly Russo, and Harvey Rishikof
  • Lawyers' obligations to provide data security arising from ethics rules and other law / Peter Geraghty and Lucian T. Pera
  • Occasions when counsel should consider initiating a conversation about cybersecurity with the client / Roland L. Trope and Lixian Loong Hantover
  • Large law firms / Alan Charles Raul and Michaelene E. Hanley
  • Cybersecurity for the little guys / Theodore L. Banks
  • In-house counsel / Angeline G. Chen
  • Considerations for government lawyers / Sandra Hodgkinson, Clark Walton, and Timothy H. Edgar
  • Public interest attorneys / Michelle Richardson
  • Get SMART on data protection : training and how to create a culture of awareness / Ruth Hill Bro and Jill D. Rhodes
  • Best practices for incident response : achieving preparedness through alignment with voluntary consensus standards / George B. Huff Jr., John A. DiMaria, and Claudia Rast
  • Cyber insurance for law firms and legal organizations / Kevin P. Kalinich and James L. Rhyner
  • Conclusion / Robert S. Litt and Jill D. Rhodes.
"Since the release of the first edition published in 2013, cybersecurity breaches in law firms have made news headlines and clients are asking questions about lawyers' and firms' security programs. From the massive Panama Papers breach that led to the dissolution of the Mossack Fonseca Law Firm in April 2016 to the WannaCry and Petya Ransomware attacks, the latter that led to the several day work outage at DLA Piper in June 2017, it is imperative that attorneys understand the potential risk of weak information security practices to their practices and their clients. As hackers increase their capability to conduct cyber attacks, so must law firms step up their risk management game specifically in cybersecurity as a fundamental part of their sustainable business practices. [This book] focuses on many of the issues raised in the first edition, while highlighting the extensive changes in the current cybersecurity environment...[and] includes a chapter on technology basics for the technologically challenged. This updated edition will enable [the reader] to identify potential cybersecurity risks and prepare [them] to respond in the event of an attack. It addresses the current overarching threat as well as ethical issues and special considerations for law firms of all sizes. The handbook also includes the most recent ABA Ethics Opinions and illustrates how [the reader] should approach the subject of cybersecurity threats and issues with clients as well as when and how to purchase and use cyber insurance."-- Publisher's website.
Law Library (Crown)
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xviii, 192 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Contents Foreword vii Preface ix Acknowledgements xi Notes on Contributors xii 1 The Art of Starting a New University: Lessons of Experience 1 Jamil Salmi, Philip G. Altbach, Liz Reisberg and Isak Froumin 2 From Technical School to World-Class Polytechnic: Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne 14 Gerard Escher 3 Building and Sustaining Academic Excellence: The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 33 Tony F. Chan 4 Innovation and the Development of Human Resources in the Gulf: Masdar Institute of Science and Technology 47 Fred Moavenzadeh 5 A World-Class Experiment in Kazakhstan: Nazarbayev University 68 Shigeo Katsu and Aray Saniyazova 6 Olin College of Engineering: Reinventing Engineering Education in the United States 86 Richard K. Miller with Ann-Marie Dorning 7 Building a New Academic Institution: The Singapore University of Technology and Design 103 Thomas L. Magnanti 8 Building Skoltech: A University for Economic Development 128 Edward Crawley 9 The University of Luxembourg: A National Excellence Initiative 152 Franck Leprevost 10 Establishing a World-Class University from Scratch: An Initiator's Perspective 174 Artemy Morozov and Pavel Shchedrovitskiy.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004366084 20180514
During the past several decades, several "highly-resourced, accelerated research universities" have been established around the world to pursue-and achieve-academic and research excellence. These institutions are entirely new, not existing universities that were reconfigured. Accelerated Universities provides case studies of eight such universities and highlights the lessons to be learned from these examples. Each of the cases is written by someone involved with leadership at the early developmental stages of each university, and provides insights that only senior executives can illustrate. Accelerated Universities shows that visionary leadership and generous funding combined with innovative ideas can yield impressive results in a short time. Universities aspiring to recognition among the top tier of global institutions will find this book indispensable. "In the 21st century nations compete intellectually more than ever and heavily invest in the business of ideas. When starting one such program for Russia we studied the experience of startup universities in other countries-both already world-class and those in their nascent stage. This book contains eight such captivating stories of the accelerated buildup of universities, aiming to become drivers of economic diversity and prosperity of their countries." - Viktor Vekselberg, President, Skolkovo Foundation and global entrepreneur "Accelerated Universities provides a unique perspective on the success of eight young, generously-funded universities. This study offers a significant contribution by providing analysis and insight to understand how these institutions achieved international recognition and respect within a relatively short period of time following their creation. This work confirms that there is space on the international landscape for new world-class universities. Guided by exceptional leadership, money and ideas can lead to exciting innovation." - Henry Rosovsky, Geyser University Professor and Dean of Arts and Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004366084 20180514
Education Library (Cubberley)
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1 online resource.
"Coffee is one of the most widely traded commodities in the world. Coffee cultivation faces a number of challenges including over reliance on a relatively small number of varieties vulnerable to a range of abiotic and biotic stresses as well as increasing expectations of quality amongst consumers. These challenges are addressed by this volume. Part 1 looks at advances in understanding plant physiology and ensuring genetic diversity. These provide the basis for summarising developments in breeding improved varieties of Arabica and Robusta coffee. The second part of the book reviews our understanding of the chemical composition, sensory properties and potential nutraceutical benefits of coffee. With its distinguished editor and international range of expert authors, this volume will be a standard reference for coffee scientists, growers and processors."--Provided by publisher.
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1 online resource.
  • Intro; Contents; Series list; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part 1 Genetic improvement and plant physiology; Part 2 Cultivation techniques; Part 3 Post-harvest management; Part 4 Diseases and pests; Part 1 Genetic improvement and plant physiology; Chapter 1 Exploiting the mango genome: molecular markers; 1 Introduction; 2 Biochemical markers; 3 DNA markers; 4 Other molecular markers; 5 Next-generation sequencing technologies; 6 Genetic linkage maps; 7 Other 'omics'; 8 Future trends and conclusion; 9 Where to look for further information; 10 Acknowledgements; 11 References
  • Chapter 2 The genetic diversity of mangoes1 Introduction; 2 Description of the principal mango cultivars; 3 Photographs of the principal mango cultivars; 4 Acknowledgements; 5 References; 6 Appendix 1: list of the principal mango cultivars; 7 Appendix 2: photos of principal mango cultivars; Chapter 3 Advances in understanding mango tree growth and canopy development; 1 Introduction; 2 Mango tree architecture; 3 Morphology of the mango growth unit; 4 Growth and development of the mango growth unit; 5 From the growth unit to the current-year branch
  • 6 Interactions between vegetative growth and reproduction7 Conclusion; 8 Where to look for further information; 9 References; Chapter 4 Advances in understanding flowering, pollination and fruit development in mangoes; 1 Introduction; 2 Vegetative shoot development; 3 Induction, initiation and floral differentiation; 4 Genes related to the flowering process; 5 Pollination and fertilisation; 6 Fruit set and growth; 7 Conclusion; 8 Future trends; 9 Where to look for further information; 10 References; Part 2 Cultivation techniques
  • Chapter 5 Mango cultivation practices in the tropics: good agricultural practices to maximize sustainable yields1 Introduction; 2 Constraints and strategies: soil; 3 Constraints and strategies: climate; 4 Constraints and strategies: orchard management; 5 Constraints and strategies: irrigation and nutrition; 6 Conclusion; 7 References; Chapter 6 Mango cultivation practices for the subtropics; 1 Introduction; 2 Tropical versus subtropical mango cultivation: climatic considerations; 3 Exploiting genetic variation among mango cultivars
  • 4 Cultural techniques: planting density, spacing and out-of-season production5 Cultural techniques: control of growth and flowering; 6 Conclusion; 7 Where to look for further information; 8 References; Chapter 7 Mango cultivation in greenhouses; 1 Introduction; 2 Training and pruning; 3 Control of flowering; 4 Care of fruit; 5 Cultivation practices; 6 Disease and pest control; 7 Future trends and conclusion; 8 Where to look for further information; 9 References; Chapter 8 Management of an ultra-high-density mango orchard and benefits of the small-tree system; 1 Introduction
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1 online resource.
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vii, 126 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Introduction: Why Merge Action Research and Professional Learning Communities? Part 1: What is Action Research? Description of Action Research Action Research vs. Educational Research What Action Research Is and Is Not Professional Benefits of Action Research The Process of Conducting Action Research The Process in Action - An Example Important Takeaways from Part 1 Part 2: Professional Learning Communities What is a Professional Learning Community? Characteristics of PLCs Shared Mission, Vision, Values, and Goals Collaborative Culture with a Focus on Learning Collective Inquiry into Best Practice and Current Reality Action Orientation: Learning by Doing Commitment to Continuous Improvement Orientation Focused on Results The Challenge of a Changing Culture Teaching and Assessing in a PLC Important Takeaways from Part 2 Part 3: The Action Research Model for Transformational Innovation What is the Action Research Model for Transformational Innovation? The Five Components of the Model Data-Driven Educational Decision Making Data, Data, and More Data Thinking Differently Collaboration Professional Reflection One Additional (Sub)Component... Implications of the Action Research Model for Transformational Innovation Important Takeaways from Part 3 Part 4: Putting It All Together: Action Research Communities TI-in-Ed + PLC = ARC Specifying the Purposes and Functioning of an ARC Roles for Teachers in ARCs Roles for Building Administrators in ARCs Roles for District Administrators in ARCs Important Takeaways from Part 4 Part 5: Where Do We Go From Here? Sustaining and Growing Your ARC Ways to Sustain ARCs Link Reform Efforts to Existing Practices Focus on "Why, " Then on "How" Align Actions with Words Be Flexible, but Firm Build a Coalition, But Don't Wait for Unanimity Expect Mistakes...and Learn from Them Learn by Doing, Not by Additional Training Short-Term Victories...and Celebrations Ways to Extend ARCs Integrating Technology Student Engagement Grant Funding Mini-Grants to ARC Participants Systems of Incentives Components of Personnel Evaluation Systems Action Research / Innovation Conferences Implementation of an ARC Represents a Process Important Takeaways from Part 5 Part 6: Using ARCs to Deepen Professional Learning and Improve Student Achievement Action Research Communities as Mechanisms for Professional Learning Action Research Communities as Mechanisms for Improving Student Achievement Important Takeaways from Part 6 References Appendix: Action Research Developmental Templates.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138057951 20171023
Action Research Communities presents a new perspective on two current and proven educational practices: classroom-/school-based action research and professional learning communities. Implementation of one or the other of these practices often results in a variety of possible benefits for the teaching-learning process, for student achievement, and for overall school improvement. While these might seem to be separate, isolated practices, the author has taken the beneficial aspects of each practice and merged them into a cohesive and potentially powerful concept, coined "action research communities." Each of the two concepts or approaches (action research and professional learning communities) is presented and discussed in detail. Because they both focus on local-level improvement of educational practice and share several overlapping features, the two concepts are then merged into a single entity-action research communities, or ARCs. These professional learning communities, with action research at their core, hold an immense amount of power and potential when it comes to enhanced professional growth and development for educators, increased student achievement, school improvement, and educator empowerment. ARCs essentially capitalize on all the individualized benefits and strengths of action research and of professional learning communities, and merge them into a single educational concept and practice. ARCs have the potential to help educators everywhere experience: *a common and collective focus and vision; * sustained collaborative inquiry; *individualized, customizable-and meaningful-professional growth; and *true empowerment that comes with this form of collaborative, inquiry-based, and reflective practice. Practical guidance for the development and implementation of ARCs is also provided, by focusing on ways in which professional educators (teachers, administrators, support staff, etc.) can implement, sustain, and extend the impact of their respective action research communities. Specific roles for district administrators, building administrators, and teachers are presented and discussed in depth, as are ways that ARCs can be used both to deepen professional learning for educators and to improve student learning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138057951 20171023
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xix, 399 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction Section I: Active Learning in Higher Education: A Theoretical Background 1. Towards an Epistemology of Active Learning in Higher Education and its Promise-- Lorayne Robertson 2. Designing for Active Learning: A Problem Centered Approach-- Susan Stetson-Tiligadas Section II: Active Learning Strategies in Higher Education: "Stories" and Lessons Learnt 3. Active Learning Stories in Higher Education: Lessons Learned and Good Practices in STEM Education-- Anastasia Misseyanni, Paraskevi Papadopoulou, Christina Marouli and Miltiadis Lytras 4. Concepts and communication in the early stages of an environmental science degree: a case study of formative activities and tasks-- Peter J. Shaw 5. Active Learning Strategies: Stories and Lessons Learnt - Studying Environment in the Field-- Daniel Moscovici and Emma Witt 6. Online Learning as the Catalyst for more Deliberate Pedagogies: A Canadian University Experience-- Lorayne Robertson, Wendy Barber and William Muirhead 7. Active, Cooperative Learning in Online Higher Education: The Learning Design for "Change Management" at the Universitat Obierta de Catalunya-- Eva Rimbau-Gilabert 8. Engaging the non-Art History Student: A Tale of Five Football Players (and others) in Roman Art-- Gretchen Kreahling McKay 9. Pre-service Teachers and Active Learning in Technology Enhanced Learning: The Case of the University of West Bohemia in the Czech Republic-- Zbynek Filipi and Lucie Rohlikova 10. Intercultural Talent Management Model and its Application as an Active Teaching and Learning Strategy: Pre-Service Teachers in a New Time and Space Dimension: Virtuality-- Eileen Sepulveda Valenzuela, Marcelo Careaga Butter and Maria Graciela Badilla Quintana 11. Active Learning in Practice: Techniques and Experiences in Information Systems Courses in Brazil-- Ronney Moreira de Castro, Sean W. M. Siqueira, Cesar Augusto R. Bastos, Maria Cristina Pfeiffer Fernandes 12. Using Socrative App for Accounting Students in Higher Education-- Ines Gonzalez-Gonzalez, Cristina Alcaide-Munoz, and A.I. Jimenez-Zarco 13. Enhancing Learner Autonomy and Active Learning Using Digital Portfolio-- Linda Pospisilova Section III: A Vision for Humanity Through Higher Education 14. Pedagogical Legacies of Dorothy Lee and Paulo Freire-- Azril Bacal Roij 15. A New Vision for Higher Education: Lessons from Education for the Environment and Sustainability-- Christina Marouli, Anastasia Misseyanni, Paraskevi Papadopoulou and Miltiadis Lytras.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781787144880 20180530
In the era of the 21st century knowledge society, higher education can play an important role as a driver for innovation, leadership and creativity, as it helps develop not only well informed and knowledgeable citizens but also responsible and creative individuals. The challenges of globalization, tightly linked with rapid developments in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) and the need to address issues of quality and inclusiveness for a better quality of life and a sustainable future, have become drivers of change in higher education institutions. We are experiencing a shift towards more interdisciplinary curricula and a more integrated and student-centred approach to teaching. Instructors increasingly use active learning and other pedagogies of engagement as a means to increase learning and improve student attitudes. This book explores best practices for effective active learning in higher education. Experienced instructors from different disciplines and countries share their experiences and reflect on best practices, as well as on the theoretical underpinnings of active learning. Contributors share their thinking on strategies based on different active learning methods such as the use of ICTs, collaborative learning and experiential learning, as well as their implications for teaching, assessment, curriculum design and higher education administration. Active learning provides skills for real life problem solving and prepares students to become responsible and active citizens. This book will be a very significant resource for educators who are interested in making a difference in students' lives.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781787144880 20180530
Education Library (Cubberley)
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xi, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Chapter 1: Introduction Chapter 2: Fossil Fuels in the World Economy Chapter 3: Why Resist Fossil Fuels? Chapter 4: Keystone XL Chapter 5: The Divest Movement Chapter 6: The Campaign against Coal in the United States Chapter 7: Mobilizing Against Fracking Chapter 8: Campaigns Against Fossil Fuels: A Global View Chapter 9: Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783538089 20180430
In less than a decade, activism against the fossil fuel industry has exploded across the globe. While environmentalists used to focus on legislative goals, such as carbon emissions trading or renewable energy policies, today the most prominent activists directly attack the fossil fuel industry. This timely book offers a comprehensive evaluation of different types of activism, the success and impact of campaigns and activities, and suggestions as to ways forward.ã This book is the first systematic treatment of the anti-fossil fuel movement in the United States. An accessible and readable text, it is an essential reference for scholars, policymakers, activists, and citizens interested in climate change, fossil fuels, and environmental sustainability. The entire book or chapters from it can be used as required or supplementary material in various courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. As the book is not technically challenging but contains a comprehensive review of climate change, fossil fuels, and the literature on environmental activism, it can be used as an accessible introduction to the anti-fossil fuel campaign across disciplines.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781783538089 20180430
Green Library
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1 online resource.
  • Foreword Preface Acknowledgments CHAPTER 1 Introduction Hans Sanderson and Mikael Hilden CHAPTER 2 Storylines and Pathways for Adaptation in Europe Mikael Hilden, Ad Jeuken and Marianne Zandersen CHAPTER 3 The Diversity of Adaptation in a Multilevel Governance Setting Ines Campos, Kiat Ng, Gil Penha-Lopes, Anders B. Pedersen, Alessio Capriolo, Marta Olazabal, Volker Meyer, Oliver Gebhardt, Sabine Weiland, Helle O. Nielsen, Jenny Troeltzsch, Mark Zandvoort, Eliska K. Lorencova, Zuzana V. Harmackova, Pedro Iglesias, Ana Iglesias, Andre Vizinho, Milla Maenpaa, Anne-Mari Rytkoenen, Roos M. den Uyl, David Vackar and Filipe M. Alves CHAPTER 4 Upscaling the Impacts of Climate Change in Different Sectors and Adaptation Strategies Laurens Bouwer, Alessio Capriolo, Aline Chiabai, Sebastien Foudi, Luis Garrote, Zuzana V. Harmackova, Ana Iglesias, Ad Jeuken, Marta Olazabal, Joseph Spadaro, Tim Taylor and Marianne Zandersen CHAPTER 5 Economy-Wide Impacts of Climate Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies Across European Regions Francesco Bosello, Ana Iglesias, Mette Termansen, Ad Jeuken, Hessel Winsemius, Enrica De Cian, Aline Chiabai and Luis Garrote CHAPTER 6 Analyzing the Policy Framework for Climate Change Adaptation Duncan Russel, Silke Beck, Ines Campos, Alessio Capriolo, Sergio Castellari, Roos M. den Uyl, Oliver Gebhardt, Mikael Hilden, Anne Jensen, Eleni Karali, Kirsi Makinen, Katriona McGlade, Helle O. Nielsen, Gil Penha-Lopes, Olivia Rendon, Jenny Troeltzsch and Sabine Weiland CHAPTER 7 Conclusion Glossary Author Index Subject Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128498873 20180416
Adapting to Climate Change in Europe: Exploring Sustainable Pathways - From Local Measures to Wider Policies is a scientific synthesis of a four-year project on adaptation activities in Europe. It combines scientific assessments with real-world case descriptions to present specific tools and methods. This book aims at ensuring sustainable solutions in adaptation to climate change. The challenge of adaptation is still at an early stage; this book fills relevant gaps in current knowledge on climate adaptation, providing a crucial set of tools to support effective decision-making. It acts as a guide to practitioners and decision-makers along different steps of on-going adaptation processes. Adapting to Climate Change in Europe contains methods and tools for improving stakeholder's participation and analyzing costs and benefits of different adaptation measures. It is an essential resource for researchers, graduate students, and experts and policymakers working in climate change and adaptation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128498873 20180416
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online resource (xvi, 416 pages) : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
  • Introduction
  • Part I. Food Webs: Complexity and Stability
  • 1. Food webs versus interaction networks: principles, pitfalls, and persepectives
  • 2. What kind of interaction- type diversity matters for community stability
  • 3. Symmetry, asymmetry, and beyond: the crucial role of interaction strength in the complexity-stability debate
  • 4. Ecologically effective population sizes and functional extinction of species in ecosystems
  • 5. Merging antagonistic and mutualistic bipartite webs: a first step to integrate interaction diversity into network approaches
  • 6. Toward multiplex ecological networks: accounting for multiple interaction types to understand community structure and dynamics
  • 7. Unpacking resilience in food webs: an emergent property or a sum of the parts?
  • Part II. Food Webs: From Traits to Ecosystem Functioning
  • 8. Integrating food-web and trait-based ecology to investigate biomass-trait feedbacks
  • 9. Including the life cycle in food webs
  • 10. Importance of trait-related flexibility for food-web dynamics and the maintenance of biodiversity
  • 11. Ecological succession investigated through food-web flow networks
  • 12. Statistical approaches for inferring and predicting food-web architecture
  • 13. Global metawebs of spide predation highlight consequences of land-use change for terrestrial predator-prey networks
  • 14. Ecological networks in managed ecosystems: connecting structure to services
  • 15. Trait-based and process-oriented modeling in ecological network dynamics
  • 16. Empirical methods of identifying and quantifying trophic interactions for constructing soil food-web models
  • Part III. Food Webs and Environmental Sustainability
  • 17. Integrating species interaction networks and biogeography
  • 18. Food-web dynamics when divergent life-history strategies respond to environmental variation differently: a fisheries ecology perspective
  • 19. Rare but important: perturbations to uncommon species can have a large impact on the structure of ecological communities
  • 20. Food-web simulations: stochastic variability and systems-based conservation
  • 21. An individual-based simulation model to link population, community, and metacommunity dynamics
  • 22. Structural instability of food webs and food-web models and their implications for management
  • 23. Linking ecology and epidemiology: the case of infected resource
  • Index.
Medical Library (Lane)
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24 PDFs (xxiv, 520 pages)
  • Section 1. Production of renewable and non-renewable fuels. Chapter 1. Advances in theoretical studies on solid catalysts for renewable energy production ; Chapter 2. Pretreatment of lignocellulosic biomass feedstocks for biofuel production ; Chapter 3. Perspective on the deep hydrotreating of renewable and non-renewable oils
  • Section 2. Catalysis and biodiesel production. Chapter 4. Non-conventional feedstock and technologies for biodiesel production ; Chapter 5. Mesoporous silicas as basic heterogeneous catalysts for the formation of biodiesel ; Chapter 6. Catalyst for biodiesel: an overview of catalysts used in biodiesel production
  • Section 3. Synthesis of solid catalysts. Chapter 7. Ultrasound-assisted synthesis of nanostructured oxide materials: basic concepts and applications to energy ; Chapter 8. Case study: effect of zirconium on the textural and catalytic properties of magnetite ; Chapter 9. Dry reforming of methane on lasrnial perovskite-type structures synthesized by solution combustion
  • Section 4. Photocatalysis and electrocatalysis. Chapter 10. Co2 reduction by photocatalysis on tio2 ; Chapter 11. Synthesis of electrocatalysts for electrochemistry in energy ; Chapter 12. Electrochemical techniques as a tool for catalysts' characterization: VIMP and SECM a provocative approach.
In recent years, the replacement of non-renewable crude oil by renewable sources has been addressed, particularly in developed countries. Its main driving force has been the increasing demand and limited reserves of fossil fuels, the greenhouse gas effect, and the need of securing energy supplies. Advanced Solid Catalysts for Renewable Energy Production provides emerging research on renewable energy production, catalysts, and environmental effects of increased productivity. While highlighting the challenges for future generations to develop in the sustainable energy age, readers will learn the importance of new approaches not only for synthesizing more active and selective (nano)catalysts, but also, for designing innovative catalytic processes that can eventually meet the growing energy efficiency demand and overcome the environmental issues. This book is an important resource for academicians, university researchers, technology developers, and graduate level students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522539032 20180219
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1 online resource.
In recent years, the replacement of non-renewable crude oil by renewable sources has been addressed, particularly in developed countries. Its main driving force has been the increasing demand and limited reserves of fossil fuels, the greenhouse gas effect, and the need of securing energy supplies. Advanced Solid Catalysts for Renewable Energy Production provides emerging research on renewable energy production, catalysts, and environmental effects of increased productivity. While highlighting the challenges for future generations to develop in the sustainable energy age, readers will learn the importance of new approaches not only for synthesizing more active and selective (nano)catalysts, but also, for designing innovative catalytic processes that can eventually meet the growing energy efficiency demand and overcome the environmental issues. This book is an important resource for academicians, university researchers, technology developers, and graduate level students.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522539032 20180219
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  • Part One: Advances in Animal Welfare Science 1 Cognitive as a cause, consequence, and component of welfare 2 Genetics and genomics of animal welfare Part Two: Animal Welfare and Sustainability of Animal Agriculture 3 Animal ethics: probing the philosophical issues 4 Animal welfare and environmental issues 5 Animal welfare and sfood safety in modern animal production Part Three: Translating Science Into Policy and Practice 6 Science in the real world - benefits for researchers and farmers 7 Animal welfare: translating science into practice 8 Perspectives on the emerging role of US veterinarians in education, policy, politics and research Part Four: Animal Welfare Standards-- Are They Globally Achievable? 9 The perspective of the World Organisation for Animal Health 10 Perspective from Asia, Far East and Oceania, and Middle East 11 Perspective from Latin America Part Five: Emerging Issues 12 Slaughter without stunning 13 Urban agriculture.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081012154 20180312
Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare fully explores developments in the key areas of agricultural animal welfare assessment and improvement. Analyzing current topical issues, as well as reviewing the historical welfare issues, the volume is a comprehensive review of the field. Divided into five sections, the book opens in Part One by reviewing advances in animal welfare science, examining cognitive psychology, genetics and genomics. Part Two then looks at transdisciplinary research in animal welfare, with coverage of bioethics, welfare and sustainability from both environmental and food safety perspectives. Part Three explores the process of translating science into policy and practice, followed by discussion on the global achievability of welfare standards in Part Four. Finally, Part Five highlights some emerging issues in agricultural animal welfare. This book is an essential part of the wider ranging series Advances in Farm Animal Welfare, with coverage of cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry and aquaculture. With its expert editor and international team of contributors, Advances in Agricultural Animal Welfare is a key reference tool for welfare research scientists and students, practicing vets involved in welfare assessment, and indeed anyone with a professional interest in the welfare of agricultural animals.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780081012154 20180312

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