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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)
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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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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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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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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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1 online resource : illustrations (some color)
  • 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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1 online resource.
  • Preface; Contents; Influence of Chemical Additives and Flyash on the Swelling and Bearing Resistance of Expansive Subgrade Soil; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials Used and Experimental Methods; 2.1 Natural Soil; 2.2 Flyash; 2.3 Aluminum Chloride; 2.4 Sample Preparation and Curing; 2.5 Methods of Testing; 3 Results and Discussion; 3.1 Effect of Additives on Consistency Limits; 3.2 Effect of Additives on Swell Properties; 3.3 California Bearing Ratio; 4 Conclusion; References; Characterization of Unsaturated Shrink-Swell Soils Properties in Egypt; Abstract; 1 Introduction
  • 2 Laboratory Investigations2.1 Natural Soil Samples; 2.2 Bentonite-Silty Clay Soil Mixtures; 3 Testing Program; 3.1 Soil Index Properties; 3.2 Moisture Diffusion and Volume Change Properties; 4 Results and Discussion; 4.1 Soil Shrink-Swell Index; 4.2 Soil Swell Limit; 4.3 Suction Compressibility Index; 4.4 Soil Coefficients of Unsaturated Diffusivity; 4.5 Soil Swell Potential; 5 Model Verification; 6 Conclusions; References; Strength Property of Expansive Soils Treated with Bagasse Ash and Lime; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials and Experimental Work; 2.1 Materials
  • 2.2 Mixture Preparation2.3 The Unconfined Compressive Strength (UCS) Tests; 2.4 Effect of Wetting-Drying Cycles on UCS; 3 Results and Discussion; 3.1 Effect of Bagasse Ash Curing Time on UCS; 3.2 Effect of Bagasse Ash on Durability; 4 Conclusions; References; Stabilization of an Expansive Soil Using Alkali Activated Fly Ash Based Geopolymer; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials and Methods; 2.1 Material Characterization; 2.2 Sample Preparation and Testing; 3 Results and Discussions; 3.1 Unconfined Compressive Strength of Expansive Soil Fly Ash Mixture
  • 3.2 Unconfined Compressive Strength of Alkaline-Activated Fly Ash Treated Samples3.3 Effect of Percentage of Water on UCS of Fly Ash Treated Samples; 3.4 Effect of Activator/Ash Ratio; 3.5 Mineralogical Studies; 3.6 Rheological Study; 3.6.1 Setting Time; 4 Conclusions; References; Determination of Shrinkage Properties of Clayey Soils by the Image Analysis Technique; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Materials and Methods; 3 Results and Discussion; 4 Conclusion; References; Effect of Cement on Suction and Pore Size Distribution Before and After Swelling of a Natural Clay from Algeria; Abstract
  • 1 Introduction2 Site Location and Geotechnical Identification; 2.1 Clayey Soil Identification; 2.2 Cement; 3 Sample Preparations; 4 Results and Discussion; 4.1 Effect of Cement on Suction; 4.2 Effect of Cement on Swelling; 4.3 Effect of Cement on Pore Distribution Before and After Swelling; 5 Conclusion; References; Treatment of Collapsible Soils by Cement Using the Double Consolidation Method; Abstract; 1 Introduction; 2 Experimental Work; 2.1 Materials; 3 Results and Discussion; 3.1 Untreated Samples; 4 Conclusions; Acknowledgments; References
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1 online resource. Digital: text file; PDF.
  • ""Preface""; ""Organization""; ""General Chairs""; ""Program Co-chairs""; ""Organizing Committee""; ""Program Committee""; ""Additional Reviewers""; ""Sponsors""; ""Contents""; ""Knowledge Inference from a Small Water Quality Dataset with Multivariate Statistics and Data-Mining""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Background""; ""2.1 Data Source and Study Area""; ""3 Methods""; ""4 Experimental Setup and Results""; ""4.1 Assessment of the Water Quality Profile with Principal Components and Factor Analysis""
  • ""4.2 Assessment of the Water Quality Profile with Cluster Analysis and Decision Tree""""5 Conclusions and Future Work""; ""Acknowledgement""; ""References""; ""A Multiscale Based Rainfall Amount Prediction Using Multiple Classifier System""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Related Work""; ""3 Materials and Methods""; ""3.1 Predictors""; ""3.2 Data Collection""; ""3.3 Data Pre-processing""; ""4 Results""; ""5 Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""References""; ""Characterization in the Visible and Infrared Spectrum of Agricultural Crops from a Multirotor Air Ve ... ""; ""Abstract""
  • ""1 Introduction""""2 Background""; ""3 Technology and Method""; ""4 Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""References""; ""Cover Missions Planning for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""; ""2 Coverage Path Planning (CPP)""; ""2.1 Wavefront Expansion""; ""2.2 Spanning Tree Coverage""; ""2.3 Path Transform: Sunshine""; ""3 Testing Coverage Path""; ""3.1 Obtained Results""; ""4 Conclusions""; ""Acknowledgement""; ""References""; ""Impact of Climate Change on Soil Organic Carbon Content on Agricultural Soils of Mexico""; ""Abstract""; ""1 Introduction""
  • ""2 Methodology""""2.1 Database of Precipitation, Temperature and Monthly Potential Evapotranspiration for the Climate Influence Areas of the Country for the Base and the Climate Change Scenarios""; ""2.2 Estimation of the Mineralization Dynamics of Soil Organic Matter in the Agricultural Land of Mexico Considering the Climate Change Scenarios""; ""2.2.1 The Carbon Accounting Model of the IPCC (2006), Is Represented in the Following Formula""; ""2.2.2 FAO Model of Soil Organic Matter Decline in the Land Degradation Process (Ortiz et al. 1994)""; ""3 Results""; ""4 Conclusions""
This book presents novel communication technology solutions to address the effects of climate change and climate variability on agriculture, with a particular focus on those that increase agricultural production. It discusses decision support and early warning systems for agriculture; information technology (IT) supporting sustainable water management and land cover dynamics; predictive of crop production models; and software applications for reducing the effects of diseases and pests on crops. Further topics include the real-time monitoring of weather conditions and water quality, as well as food security issues. Featuring the proceedings of the International Conference of ICT for Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change (AACC'17), held on November 22-24, 2017, in Popayan, Colombia, the book represents a timely report and a source of new ideas and solutions for both researchers and practitioners active in the agricultural sector around the globe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319701868 20180319
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1 online resource.
  • Part I Historical Development of Aquatic Mammal Research in Latin America.- Chapter 1 Mastozoology History and Perspectives in Latin America: Marine and Freshwater Mammals in Spotlight(Paulo C. Simoes-Lopes).- Chapter 2 Long-Term Monitoring of Dolphins in a Large Estuarine System of Southeastern Brazil(Emygdio L. A. Monteiro Filho, Lucimary S. Deconto, Caio N. Louzada, Rebeca P. Wanderley, Daniela F. Godoy and Eric Medeiros).- Chapter 3 An Integrated Framework to Assess the Carrying Capacity of Whale-Watching Tourism in Praia do Forte, Northeastern Brazil(Luena Fernandes and Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Part II Technological Innovation for Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America.- Chapter 4 Land-Based Studies of Aquatic Mammals in Latin America: Understanding Behavior for Conservation(Maria E. Morete, Daniela Abras and Cristiane C. A. Martins).- Chapter 5 Marine Mammal Bioacustics Using Towed Array Systems in the Western South Atlantic Ocean(Artur Andriolo, Franciele Rezende de Castro, Thiago Amorim, Gustavo Miranda, Juliana Di Tulio, Juliana Moron, Bruna Ribeiro, Gabriela Ramos, and Raissa Rodrigues Mendes).- Chapter 6 Bioacoustic Techniques Applied to Odontocete Conservation and Management in Argentina(Mariana L. Melcon, Vanesa Reyes Reyes, and Miguel Iniguez).- Chapter 7 Novel Research Techniques Provide New Insights to the Sea Turtle Life Cycle(Maria A.G. dei Marcovaldi, Guy M. Marcovaldi, Alexsandro S. Santos, Paulo H. Lara, and Milagros Lopez-Mendilaharsu).- Chapter 8 Using Opportunistic Platforms to Study Dolphin Occurrence and Distribution in the North Coast of Bahia State, Northeastern Brazil(Mateus Souza de Carvalho, Marcos R. Rossi-Santos, Elitieri Santos-Neto, and Clarencio G. Baracho).- Chapter 9 Using Chemical Elements to the Study of Trophic and Spatial Ecology in Marine Mammals of the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean(Elisa Seyboth, Silvina Botta, and Eduardo Secchi).- Part III Conservation Ecology of Marine Vertebrate Research in Latin America.- Chapter 10 - Elasmobranchs Consumption in Brazil: Impacts and Consequences(Hugo Bornatowski-- Raul R. Braga, and Rodrigo P. Barreto).- Chapter 11 West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) in South America: Distribution, Ecology and Health Assessment(Ana C. O. de Meirelles, Vitor L. Carvalho, and Miriam Marmontel).- Chapter 12 Ecology and Conservation of Cetaceans of Costa Rica and Panama(Laura J. May-Collado, Marisol Amador-Caballero, Jose Julio Casas, Monica P. Gamboa-Poveda, Frank Garita-Alpizar, Tim Gerrodette, Rocio Gonzalez-Barrientos Gabriela Hernandez-Mora, Daniel Palacios, Jose D. Palacios-Alfaro, Betzi Perez, Kristen Rasmussen, Lissette Trejos, and Javier Rodriguez-Fonseca).- Chapter 13 Anthropogenic Noise and Guiana Dolphins (Sotalia guianensis) in Brazil: Ecological and Conservation Concerns(Fabio de Sousa Pais, Rafaela Prado Cardoso, Leonardo L. Wedekin, Dalila T.L. Martins-- Flavio J.L. Silva, Emygdio L.A. Monteiro Filho, and Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Chapter 14 The Atlantic Goliath Grouper: Conservation Strategies for a Critically Endangered Species in Brazil(Mauricio Hostim-Silva-- Athila A. Bertoncini-- Maira Borgonha-- Jonas Rodrigues Leite-- Matheus O. Freitas-- Felippe Alexandre Daros-- Leonardo S. Bueno-- Ana Paula C. Farro, and Christopher C. Koenig).- Chapter 15 Spreading Message in a Noisy World: Song Behavior and Acoustic Ecology in Humpback Whales (Megaptera novaeangliae), from the Southwestern Atlantic Ocean(Marcos R. Rossi-Santos).- Chapter 16 Conservation Advances for the Southern Right Whales in Brazil(Karina Groch).- Chapter 17 Behavior and Ecology of Endangered Species Living Together: Long-Term Monitoring of Resident Simpatric Dolphin Populations in South Brazil(Marta J. Cremer-- Annelise C. Holz-- Camila M. Sartori-- Beatriz Schulze-- Renan L. Paitach, and Paulo C. A. Simoes-Lopes).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319569840 20171121
This book gathers the most recent research findings on ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates in Latin America, making use of high technological methods to show readers the diversity of the marine research that has been conducted in these countries over the last decades. The book brings authors from more than 23 institutions of 7 different countries developing the most diverse research aiming at ocean conservation through the ecology of different vertebrate animals, such as whales, dolphins, manatees, turtles, seabirds and fish.This book deals with technological advances and innovation in the ecology and conservation of marine vertebrates in Latin America. This eclectic collection is broad in scope but provides detailed summaries of new methods that are deployed in the study of marine environmental conservation. Key issues revolve around the development and application of educational methodologies in the field of marine vertebrate research, which provide a rational basis for better management of marine environments using modern techniques associated with GIS, satellite tracking, aerial systems, bioacoustics, biogeochemistry, genetics, underwater videography, species photoidentification, molecular biology, trophic ecological methods, ethological methods, and behavioural ecology, among others. Discussion and elucidation of these kinds of techniques are aimed at university-level students and post-graduate researchers. The scope of this volume includes whales, sharks, rays, dolphins, tropical fishes, turtles, manatees as well as aspects of Latin American marine ecosystem conservation. Researchers in this biogeographic region, as well as others involved with marine vertebrate research, will find this work essential reading.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319569840 20171121
ProQuest Ebook Central Access limited to 3 simultaneous users
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1 online resource.
  • Direct Shear Testing of Sand - Geotextile InterfacesConsideration of geosynthetic tension in interpretation of data from inclined plane testsStress -Strain Behaviour of Sand with Disc Plate-Shaped ReinforcementSwelling and Shrinkage Behaviour of Expansive Soil Blended with Lime and FibresFEASIBILITY OF UTILIZATION OF METALIZED PLASTIC WASTE IN COHESION-LESS SOILComparison of geotextile-reinforced and geogrid-reinforced flexible pavements by numerical analyses.Study on square footing resting on prestressed geotextile reinforced sandNumerical Studies on Ground Improvement Using Geosynthetic Reinforced Sand LayerBearing capacity prediction of inclined loaded strip footing on reinforced sand by ANNSoft Soil Improvement with Conventional and Geogrid-encased Stone Piles under an EmbankmentAnalysis and Design of Piled Geogrid-Reinforced-Earth EmbankmentCase Study on GeoTrel (R) Reinforced Earth (R) Steepened Slopes on Soft Founding Soils for the Approach of Major Bridge over River Kaljani at CoochBehar in West Bengal, IndiaPrediction of Ultimate Bearing Capacity of Eccentrically Loaded Rectangular Foundations using ANN.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319635699 20171127
Soil reinforcement is a very useful technique to construct several cost-effective soil structures in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner. The most commonly used reinforcement materials are galvanised steel strips, geosynthetics in the form of woven geotextiles, geogrids and geocomposites, and fibres from natural and waste products. In recent years, there have been advances in the area of soil reinforcement, especially in the utilization of the technique in field projects. The researchers have also been working to understand the behaviour of reinforced soil considering the field challenges of reinforced soil structures. This edited volume contains contributions on advances in reinforced soil structures, mainly flexible pavements, footings, embankments, stone columns/piles, and slopes, as covered in the subject areas of geosynthetic engineering and fibre-reinforced soil engineering. The first paper by Ioannis N. Markou presents the details of sand-geotextile interaction based on interface tests with conventional and large-scale direct shear equipment. The second paper by Atef Ben Othmen and Mounir Bouassida examines the interface properties of geosynthetic reinforcement by carrying out inclined plane tests under low confinement adapted to landfill covers conditions. The third paper by J.N. Jha, S.K. Shukla, A.K. Choudhary, K.S. Gill1 and B.P. Verma deals with the triaxial compression behaviour of soil reinforced with steel and aluminium solid plates in horizontal layers. The fourth paper by M. Muthukumar and S.K. Shukla describes the swelling and shrinkage behaviour of expansive soil blended with lime and fibres. The fifth paper by S.G. Shah, A.C. Bhogayata and S.K. Shukla provides the test results of shear strength of cohesionless soil reinforced with metalized plastic waste. The sixth paper by Bouacha Nadjet compares the geotextile-reinforced and geogrid-reinforced flexible pavements based on numerical analyses. The seventh paper by S. Kumar, C.H. Solanki, J.B. Patel, P.B. Sudevan and P.M. Chaudhary reports the results of laboratory model tests carried out on a square footing resting on prestressed geotextile reinforced sand. The eighth paper by Sanoop G and Satyajit Patel presents the numerical studies on ground improvement using geosynthetic reinforced sand layer. The ninth paper by ------------------- discusses the bearing capacity prediction of inclined loaded strip footing on reinforced sand by ANN. The tenth paper by Mohamad B.D. Elsawy presents the numerical simulation of an embankment, constructed on reinforced soft soil with conventional stone piles. The eleventh paper by N.O. Sheta and R.P. Frizzi deals with the analysis, design, construction and monitoring of a geosynthetics-reinforced-earth pile-supported embankment serving as an access road. The twelfth paper by S. Banerjee, A. Adhikari, S. Chatterjee and D. Das provides the details of a case study on reinforced slope on soft soil for the approach of a major bridge. We do hope the researchers and the engineers may find the contributions in this volume very useful. This volume is part of the proceedings of the 1st GeoMEast International Congress and Exhibition on Sustainable Civil Infrastructures, Egypt 2017.
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  • PART I INTRODUCTION 1 Introduction Katherine Wakely-Mulroney and Louise Joy ã PART II FORM 2 Rhythm Derek Attridge 3 Free Play Revisited: the Poetics of Repetition in Blake's Songs of Innocence Corinna Russell 4 Play James Williams 5 Poetry in Prose: Lewis Carroll's Sylvie and Bruno Books Katherine Wakely-Mulroney 6 The Rational Gothic: The Case of Ann Taylor's "The Hand-Post" Donelle Ruwe ã PART III EMBODIMENT 7 The Laughing Child: Children's Poetry and the Comic Mode Louise Joy 8 "We may not know, we cannot tell": Religion and Reserve in Victorian Children's Poetics Kirstie Blair 9 Nursery Rhymes: Poetry, Language, and the Body Debbie Pullinger 10 "That Terrible Bugaboo": The Role of Music in Poetry for Children Michael Heyman 11 Cognitive Poetics and The Aesthetics of Children's Poetry: A Primer of Possibilities Karen Coats 12 Inner Animals: Nature in Ted Hughes's Poems for Children David Whitley ã PART IV TASTE 13 Children, Poetry, and the Eighteenth-Century School Anthology Andrew O'Malley 14 Selection Andrea Immel 15 Anthologies Seth Lerer ã Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472438317 20180205
This collection gives sustained attention to the literary dimensions of children's poetry from the eighteenth century to the present. While reasserting the importance of well-known voices, such as those of Isaac Watts, William Blake, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, A. A. Milne, and Carol Ann Duffy, the contributors also reflect on the aesthetic significance of landmark works by less frequently celebrated figures such as Richard Johnson, Ann and Jane Taylor, Cecil Frances Alexander and Michael Rosen. Scholarly treatment of children's poetry has tended to focus on its publication history rather than to explore what comprises - and why we delight in - its idiosyncratic pleasures. And yet arguments about how and why poetic language might appeal to the child are embroiled in the history of children's poetry, whether in Isaac Watts emphasising the didactic efficacy of "like sounds, " William Blake and the Taylor sisters revelling in the beauty of semantic ambiguity, or the authors of nonsense verse jettisoning sense to thrill their readers with the sheer music of poetry. Alive to the ways in which recent debates both echo and repudiate those conducted in earlier periods, The Aesthetics of Children's Poetry investigates the stylistic and formal means through which children's poetry, in theory and in practice, negotiates the complicated demands we have made of it through the ages.
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xiii, 264 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Contextualising Afghanistan's Transitions: Influences and Challenges, Srinjoy Bose and William Maley 2. Neither war nor peace, Paula R. Newberg Part I: The Politics of the State 3. The State and Community Self-Governance: Paths to Stability and Human Security in post-2014 Afghanistan, M. Nazif Shahrani 4. State strength and the rule of law, William Maley 5. Revenue and statebuilding in Afghanistan, Nematullah Bizhan Part II: State, society and governance 6. Getting the Politics Right: Beyond 'Good Governance' in Afghanistan, Jonathan Goodhand 7. Strongman Provincial Governance, Dipali Mukhopadhyay 8. Afghanistan's Political Parties: A Tale of Incomplete Reform and Transformation, Srinjoy Bose and Niamatullah Ibrahimi Part III: Social change 9. Afghan Youth and 'Soft Radicalisation': Emerging Social Forces, Shaharzad Akbar 10. Challenges to Sustainable Livelihoods and Socio-economic Development in a Post-ISAF Environment, Mahmoda Sonia Eqbal 11. Internal Displacement in Afghanistan: The Tip of the Iceberg, Susanne Schmeidl Part IV: Afghanistan and the World 12. Mapping the future of US-Pakistan relations vis-a-vis Afghanistan Post-Withdrawal, Frederic Grare 13. Prospects for Iran and Afghan Relations, Shahram Akbarzadeh 14. Afghanistan and the Regional Insecurity Contagion, Nishank Motwani 15. Neutrality and Its Place in Afghanistan's Foreign Policy, Nasir Andisha.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138744691 20171211
After decades of turmoil a new phase is opening up for Afghanistan, in which a new generation comes to the fore as many of the key players from earlier phases, including foreign interventionist powers, leave the scene. Although this new phase offers new possibilities and increased hope for Afghanistan's future, the huge problems created in earlier phases remain. This book presents a comprehensive overall assessment of the current state of politics and society in Afghanistan, outlining the difficulties and discussing the future possibilities. Many of the contributors are Afghans or Afghan insiders, who are able to put forward a much richer view of the situation than outside foreign observers.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138744691 20171211
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  • Introduction - From the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Africa in the post-2015 development Agenda. A geographical perspective Cristina D'Alessandro and Leo C. Zulu 1. Advancing African agency in the new 2030 transformative development agenda Hany Besada, Jiajun Xu, Annalise Mathers and Richard Carey 2. From global goals to regional strategies: towards an African approach to SDGs Giovanni Valensisi and Stephen Karingi 3. Can using geographical factors leverage private equity to deliver sustainable development results? Frannie A. Leautier 4. Reproducing spaces of embeddedness through Islamic NGOs in Sub-Saharan Africa: reflections on the post-2015 development agenda M. Evren Tok and Ben O'Bright 5. Engaging with and measuring informality in the proposed Urban Sustainable Development Goal Helen Arfvidsson, David Simon, Michael Oloko and Nishendra Moodley 6. MDGs to SDGs - new goals, same gaps: the continued absence of urban food security in the post-2015 global development agenda Jane Battersby 7. The SDG13 to combat climate change: an opportunity for Africa to become a trailblazer? Agathe Maupin 8. Gender equality as a means to women empowerment? Consensus, challenges and prospects for post-2015 development agenda in Africa Francis Onditi and Josephine Odera 9. Defining and measuring water access: lessons from Tanzania for moving forward in the post-Millennium Development Goal era Sarah L. Smiley 10. Ecological sanitation: a sustainable goal with local choices. A case study from Taita Hills, Kenya Matias Andersson and Paola Minoia 11. The Millennium Development Goals and Chinese involvement in French-speaking West Africa: which contributions for which issues? Xavier Auregan 12. Understanding the spatial context of sustainable urban health in Africa for the SDGs: Some lessons from the corridors of deprivation in Ilorin, Nigeria Usman A. Raheem 13. The marginalization of walking, the Achilles' heel of sustainable mobility policies in Oran (Algeria) Asmaa Kerrouche and Mohamed Madani.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138066809 20180403
This book offers a multifaceted examination of Africa's development into the post-2015 global agenda from a geographical perspective. As a diversified and highly applied discipline, geography has a lot to offer to global debates, nuanced analysis of problems on and the search for innovative solutions to advance the African development agenda beyond 2015. The end of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) era and the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in September 2015 mark an important turning point for Africa and an opportune time to examine new challenges and opportunities that it faces. The regional disparities in MDG progress affirm an important geographic tenet that the unique yet internally differentiated socio-cultural, economic, political, ecological, biophysical and historical context give Africa distinctive challenges and opportunities that demand particular approaches to development. This edited book presents innovative contributions examining Africa's development performance in diverse sectors during the MDG era as a basis for understanding prospects for its development in the SDG era and beyond. It offers new and innovative study perspectives and methodological approaches on urban transformation, development financing, food security, climate change, gender equality, health, and regional integration, among other topics, and useful insights for scholars, students and development practitioners. This book was originally published as a special issue of African Geographical Review, the journal of the American Association of Geographers' Africa Specialty Group, to mark the transition from MDGs to SDGs.
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  • Forward.- Acknowledgments.- About the Authors.- 1. Introduction: Africa in the 21st Century-- Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran, Lanre Olusegun Ikuteyijo.- Section i: Conceptualizing the development process in 21st century Africa.- 2. The right to development in a reconfigured global order: conceptual dynamism and south-south cooperation-- Stacey Links.- Section ii: Environment, natural resources' management and development.- 3. Oil, ethnicism and sustainable national integration in Nigeria-- Abosede Omowumi Babatunde.- 4. Phenomenological study of development outcomes of governance of extractive sector in Cote D'Ivoire-- Kabran Aristide Djane.- 5. Land degradation and sustainable human development in Nigeria-- Adetayo Tolulope Fajobi.- 6. Land, natural resources and the state in Kenya-- Connor J. Cavanagh.- Section iii: Governance, economy and sustainable development.- 7. Urban agriculture (ua), food security and poverty alleviation in post-apartheid metropolitan Durban, South Africa-- Sultan Khan.- 8. Internal democracy and leadership crisis in the nigerian legislature-- Taofeek Oluwayomi Gidado.- 9. Exploring inherent social interactions between Chinese immigrants and corruption in Nigeria-- Allen Hai Xiao.- 10. Emerging governance crises in 21st century Nigeria-- Samuel S. Agunyai.- Section iv: Transnationalism, education and human development.- 11. Migration of nigerians to canada for undergraduate education: implications for brain drain and development-- Charles T. Adeyanju.- 12. Imperialism and African indigenous knowledge system in technology-- Kolawole T. Olabode.- Section v: crime, conflicts and regional dynamics.- 13. North africa: can common security challenges promote regional integration?-- Rawia Tawfik.- 14. Ethnography of sex trade among bini-women in southern Nigeria-- Clementina O. Osezua.- 15. Crime and human security: South Africa twenty one years post democracy-- Shanta B. Singh.- 16. Environmental conflicts and forced migration in the Nigerian Niger delta-- Iwebunor Okwechime.- 17. Informal immigrant traders in Johannesburg: the scorned cornerstone in the sadc integration project-- Christopher Ushimbi and Inocent Moyo.- 18. Emergent dynamics of female migration in west Africa-- Timothy Abayomi Atoyebi.- 19. Conclusion-- Adebusuyi Isaac Adeniran, Lanre Olusegun Ikuteyijo.- Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319624426 20180312
This book presents relevant and timely endogenous procedures for addressing the challenge of transforming ideas into sustainable opportunities in Africa. It explores how Africa could be understood in the context of emerging global realities, providing alternative frameworks that will not just be participatory in conception and practice, but equally show a contextual workability for the varying aspects of the developmental enterprise in Africa. Despite having alternative and less cumbersome sources of funding, with commendable economic growth indices, and several economies among the fastest growing globally, African countries have been unable to transmute related opportunities into sustainable human development outcomes for majority of its citizenry. Over four rich sections the authors cover subjects ranging from environment and natural resource management, to governance, economy and sustainable development. The book continues with a section on Education and Human Development and a case study in transnationalism. The final section discusses crime, conflict and regional dynamics, including highly disputed topics such as forced migration and sex trade. This indispensable resource will be of great use to students and researches globally in fields such as sociology, anthropology, environmental studies, politics and economics with a focus on contemporary Africa, as well as to policy planners and human rights activists invested in the future development of Africa.
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  • Africa under neoliberalism / Nana Poku and Jim Whitman
  • Neoliberalism and economic growth in contemporary Africa / Augustin Kwasi Fosu and Eric Kehinde Ogunleye
  • As the global commodity super-cycle ends, Africans continue uprising against 'Africa rising' / Patrick Bond
  • Neoliberalism, urbanization and change in Africa / Pádraig Carmody and Francis Owusu
  • From urban crisis to political opportunity : African slums / Jeffrey W. Paller
  • The poverty of 'poverty reduction' : the case of African cotton / Adam Sneyd
  • Water, water everywhere but not a drop to drink (except for a price) / Larry A. Swatuk
  • Autocrats and activists : human rights, democracy and the neoliberal paradox in Nigeria / Bonny Ibhawoh and Lekan Akinosho
  • Neoliberalism and alternative forms of citizenship / Amy S. Patterson.
The period since the 1980s has seen sustained pressure on Africa's political elite to anchor the continent's development strategies in neoliberalism in exchange for vitally needed development assistance. Rafts of policies and programmes have come to underpin the relationship between continental governments and the donor communities of the West and particularly their institutions of global governance - the International Financial Institutions. Over time, these policies and programmes have sought to transform the authority and capacity of the state to effect social, political and economic change, while opening up the domestic space for transnational capital and ideas. The outcome is a continent now more open to international capital, export-oriented and liberal in its political governance. Has neoliberalism finally arrested under development in Africa? Bringing together leading researchers and analysts to examine key questions from a multidisciplinary perspective, this book involves a fundamental departure from orthodox analysis which often predicates colonialism as the referent object. Here, three decades of neoliberalism with its complex social and economic philosophy are given primacy. With the changed focus, an elucidation of the relationship between global development and local changes is examined through a myriad of pressing contemporary issues to offer a critical multi-disciplinary appraisal of challenge and change in Africa over the past three decades.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781472425737 20180122
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