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xxvi, 309 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
  • Chapter 1. A Tour of Native Peoples and Native Lands Chapter 2. Indigenous Peoples Are Nations, Not Minorities Chapter 3. Indigenous Governments: Past, Present, and Future Chapter 4. Actors in Native Politics Chapter 5. A History of Federal Indian Policy Chapter 6. Tribal Political Economy Chapter 7. Indigenous Political Participation: Patriotism, Suffrage, and Partisanship Chapter 8. Native Interest Group Activity and Activism Chapter 9. Native Peoples, Images, and the Media Chapter 10. Indigenous Nations and the American Political System.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442252653 20170612
American Indian Politics and the American Political System is the most comprehensive text written from a political science perspective. It analyzes the structures and functions of indigenous governments (including Alaskan Native communities and Hawaiian Natives) and the distinctive legal and political rights these nations exercise internally. It also examines the fascinating intergovernmental relationship that exists between native nations, the states, and the federal government. In the fourth edition, Wilkins and Stark analyze the challenges facing Indigenous nations as they develop new and innovative strategies to defend and demand recognition of their national character and rights. They also seeks to address issues that continue to plague many nations, such as notions of belonging and citizenship, implementation of governing structures and processes attentive to Indigenous political and legal traditions, and the promotion and enactment of sustainable practices that support our interdependence in an increasingly globalized world.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781442252653 20170612
Green Library
1 volume (various pagings) : color illustrations, color maps ; 28 cm
  • 1. Science and Sustainability Our Island, Earth The Nature of Environmental Science The Nature of Science Sustainability and Our Future 2. Earth's Physical Systems Matter, Chemistry, and the Environment Energy: An Introduction Geology: The Physical Basis for Environmental Science Geologic and Natural Hazards 3. Evolution, Biodiversity, and Population Ecology Evolution: The Source of Earth's Biodiversity Ecology and the Organism Population Ecology Conserving Biodiversity 4. Species Interactions and Community Ecology Species Interactions Ecological Communities Earth's Biomes 5. Environmental Systems and Ecosystem Ecology Earth's Environmental Systems Ecosystems Biogeochemical Cycles 6. Ethics, Economics, and Sustainable Development Culture, Worldview, and the Environment Environmental Ethics Economics and the Environment Sustainable Development 7. Environmental Policy Environmental Policy: An Overview U.S. Environmental Law and Policy International Environmental Policy Approaches to Environmental Policy 8. Human Population Our World at Seven Billion Demography Population and Society 9. The Underpinnings of Agriculture The Changing Face of Agriculture Soil: A Foundation of Agriculture Water for Agriculture Nutrients for Plants Pollination Conserving Agricultural Resources 10. Making Agriculture Sustainable The Race to Feed the World Raising Animals for Food Preserving Crop Diversity and Pollinators Controlling Pests and Weeds Genetically Modified Food Organic Agriculture Sustainable Food Production 11. Biodiversity and Conservation Biology Life's Diversity on Earth Benefits of Biodiversity Biodiversity Loss and Extinction Conservation Biology: The Search for Solutions 12. Forests, Forest Management, and Protected Areas Forest Ecosystems and Forest Resources Forest Loss Forest Management Parks and Protected Areas 13. The Urban Environment Our Urbanizing World Sprawl Creating Livable Cities Urban Sustainability 14. Environmental Health and Toxicology Environmental Health Toxic Substances and Their Effects on Organisms Toxic Substances and Their Effects on Ecosystems Studying Effects of Hazards Risk Assessment and Risk Management Philosophical and Policy Approaches 15. Freshwater Systems and Resources Freshwater Systems Solutions to Depletion of Fresh Water Freshwater Pollution and Its Control 16. Marine and Coastal Systems and Resources The Oceans Marine and Coastal Ecosystems Marine Pollution Emptying the Oceans Marine Conservation 17. Atmospheric Science, Air Quality, and Pollution Control The Atmosphere Outdoor Air Quality Ozone Depletion and Recovery Addressing Acid Deposition Indoor Air Quality 18. Global Climate Change Our Dynamic Climate Studying Climate Change Current and Future Trends and Impacts Responding to Climate Change 19. Fossil Fuels Sources of Energy Fossil Fuels: Their Formation, Extraction, and Use Reaching Further for Fossil Fuels Addressing Impacts of Fossil Fuel Use Energy Efficiency and Conservation 20. Conventional Energy Alternatives Alternatives to Fossil Fuels Nuclear Power Bioenergy Hydroelectric Power 21. New Renewable Energy Alternatives "New" Renewable Energy Sources Solar Energy Wind Power Geothermal Energy Ocean Energy Sources Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 22. Managing Our Waste Approaches to Waste Management Municipal Solid Waste Industrial Solid Waste Hazardous Waste 23. Minerals and Mining Earth's Mineral Resources Mining Methods and Their Impacts Toward Sustainable Mineral Use 24. Sustainable Solutions Sustainability on Campus Strategies for Sustainability Precious Time.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134204888 20170306
For courses in introductory environmental science. Help Students Connect Current Environmental Issues to the Science Behind Them Environment: The Science behind the Stories is a best seller for the introductory environmental science course known for its student-friendly narrative style, its integration of real stories and case studies, and its presentation of the latest science and research. The 6th Edition features new opportunities to help students see connections between integrated case studies and the science in each chapter, and provides them with opportunities to apply the scientific process to environmental concerns. Also available with Mastering Environmental Science Mastering(TM) Environmental Science is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment system designed to improve results by helping students quickly master concepts. Students benefit from self-paced tutorials that feature personalized wrong-answer feedback and hints that emulate the office-hour experience and help keep students on track. With a wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, students are encouraged to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering(TM) Environmental Science does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Environmental Science, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Environmental Science, search for: 0134145933 / 9780134145938 Environment: The Science behind the Stories Plus Mastering Environmental Science with eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: *0134204883 / 9780134204888 Environment: The Science behind the Stories *0134510194 / 9780134510194 Mastering Environmental Science with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Environment: The Science behind the Stories.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780134204888 20170306
Science Library (Li and Ma)
xxi, 321 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Defining the Family - Tara Guierrero Family Systems Theory - Vanessa Johnson Families of Children At-Risk for Disability - Barry Bullis, Samuel Zimmerman The Professionals and What Are Their Roles? - Natalie Williams, Tori Lybbert Family Assessment and Research Based Interventions - Vicki McGinley The Laws that Support Families - Shirley Dawson, Tracie McLaughlin Birth through Age 5 - Brenda Eaton The Primary School Years - Melissa Hudson Secondary School Years - Melina Alexander, Desna Bergold Post School - Brian Freedman, Laura Eisenman, Cathy Cowin, Sean Roy Prominent Disabilities Across the Lifespan - Mary Houser Siblings of Children with Disabilities - Kerry Smith Section I: FOUNDATIONS, DEFINITION, AND ASSESSMENT Chapter 1 Defining the Family - Tara S. Guerriero The Role of the Family in a Child's Education Identifying and Defining Children and the Family Childhood Living Arrangements Type of Families Unique Familial Circumstances that may Influence Education Educating all Children Chapter 2: Family Systems Theory - Sandra Sepulveda-Kozakowski What is Family Systems Theory? The Family Identity Family Subsystems Boundaries Communication Cohesion Adaptability/ Flexibility Climate The Family Life Cycle Factors Impacting Family Systems External Systems Coordination of Care Parenting Relationships Culture, Race, and Ethnicity Spotlight on Children in Foster Care Chapter 3: Families of Children At-risk for Disability - Barry Bullis, Samuel Zimmerman Why Study Risk? Benefits of Identifying Risk Definition of Risk Categories of Risk Children Living in Poverty English Learners Students Experiencing Marginalization Gifted Children Developmental Follow-up Chapter 4: Laws that Support Families - Shirley Dawson, Tracie McLaurghlan, Denise Adams History Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Provisions Section 504 Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 Chapter 5: The Professionals and Their Roles - Natalie A. Williams, Kristin L. Nelson, Tori J. Lybert Professionals of the Multidisciplinary Team Benefits of Partnerships Family-Staff Relationships Peer Relationships Building and Sustaining Partnerships Interpersonal Communication for Partnerships The Reality of Criticism Assertiveness Versus Aggressive Communication Resolving Conflicts Chapter 6: Assessment to Research-Based Intervention: Providing Families Support - Vicki A. McGinley, Ieva Margevica Assessment History and Family Involvement Working with Families to Understand Assessment Technical Assessment Terminology Lifespan Assessment Transition from Part C to Part B Primary School Years Secondary School Years: Transition Assessment Specialized Assessment and Disability Related Assessments Disability Specific Assessments Alternative Assessments/Authentic Assessments for Children with Disabilities The Assessment Report/The Evaluation Report Making Instructional Decisions for Intervention Chapter 7: Siblings of Children with Disabilities - Amy F. Conner Love, Lorie Taylor, Lisa P. Turner, Richard Sabousky Special Relationship Importance of Siblings and Significance in Today's Society Lifelong Relationship Interactional Dynamics and Relationship Patterns Children and Adolescent Siblings Adult Siblings Temperament Sibling Effects Expectations Characteristics of Sibling Without Disability Sibling Interactions Coping and Stress Styles Strategies to Help Siblings Siblings as Teachers Ways to Establish Sibling Teaching Program Social Interactions Counseling Siblings Section II: WORKING WITH FAMILIES OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITES ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN Chapter 8: Specific Disabilities Across the Lifespan - Mary A. Houser Disability Related to Birth Through Age 5 Disability Related to Primary Years Disability Related to Secondary School Years Discovering the Presence of a Disability Selected Disabilities and their Impact on Families The Benefits of Home-School Collaboration: Teacher and Families working together Chapter 9: Birth Through Age 5 - Brenda Eaton, Melina Alexander Children From Birth to Age 3 Early Intervention Part C of the IDEA Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) Members of the Multidiscilinary Team Provider(s) of Early Intervention Services Early Intervention Programming Members of the Multidisciplinary Team Content of the IFSP Outcomes of Early Intervention Children Ages 3 to 5 Children Ages 3 to 5 With Disabilities Preschool Programs Supporting Families with Children With Disabilities Ages Birth Through 5 Chapter 10: The Primary School Years - Melissa E. Hudson Communicating with Families Transition to Elementary School The Individualized Education Program Plan (IEP) Process and Document The Individualized Education Program Plan Working Together - The IEP Team and the Collaborative Team Model Collaborative Team Model Chapter 11: Secondary School Years - Melina Alexander, Desna Bergold Adolescence Early Adolescence Middle Adolescence Late Adolescence Adolescents with Disabilities Families of Adolescent Students with Disabilities The Multidisciplinary Team During the Secondary School Years Roles of Members of the Multidisciplinary Team Issues Addressed by Multidisciplinary Team During the Secondary School Years Potential Needs of the Family During the Secondary Years Chapter 12: Postschool - Brian Freedman, Laura Eisenman, Cathy Cowin, Sean Roy Post School Outcomes Predictors of Postschool Success Age of Majority Entitlement Versus Eligibility Understanding Concerns, Knowing Options, and Creating Partnerships Current Statistics and Optimistic Trends Career Development Employment Settings Rights, Accommodations and Self-Disclosure Federal Benefits Common Questions from Families Regarding Specific Issues Related to Employment Strategies for Partnering with Families Postsecondary Education Postsecondary Education Options From Entitlement to Eligibility Accommodations Social Life and Campus Participation Financial Factors Strategies for Partnering With Families Independent and Interdependent Living Development of Life Skills Support From State and Federal Government Types of Residences Social Relationships and Community Participation Strategies for Partnering With Families.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781506316000 20170327
Parents and Families of Students with Special Needs: Collaborating Across the Age Span teaches students the skills they need to effectively collaborate with parents and families to ensure a child's success in the classroom. The text takes a lifespan approach with a special emphasis on the critical transition points in a child's life. The book includes chapters written by professors and professionals who are also parents of students with special needs, bringing a diverse range of voices into the narrative. There is also a particular emphasis on supporting families through transitions, with specific strategies included to ease the transition process.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781506316000 20170327
Education Library (Cubberley)
1 online resource (642 p.) : digital, PDF file.
With the goal of understanding environmental effects of a growing bioeconomy, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), national laboratories, and U.S. Forest Service research laboratories, together with academic and industry collaborators, undertook a study to estimate environmental effects of potential biomass production scenarios in the United States, with an emphasis on agricultural and forest biomass. Potential effects investigated include changes in soil organic carbon (SOC), greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water quality and quantity, air emissions, and biodiversity. Effects of altered land-management regimes were analyzed based on select county-level biomass-production scenarios for 2017 and 2040 taken from the 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy (BT16), volume 1, which assumes that the land bases for agricultural and forestry would not change over time. The scenarios reflect constraints on biomass supply (e.g., excluded areas; implementation of management practices; and consideration of food, feed, forage, and fiber demands and exports) that intend to address sustainability concerns. Nonetheless, both beneficial and adverse environmental effects might be expected. To characterize these potential effects, this research sought to estimate where and under what modeled scenarios or conditions positive and negative environmental effects could occur nationwide. The report also includes a discussion of land-use change (LUC) (i.e., land management change) assumptions associated with the scenario transitions (but not including analysis of indirect LUC [ILUC]), analyses of climate sensitivity of feedstock productivity under a set of potential scenarios, and a qualitative environmental effects analysis of algae production under carbon dioxide (CO2) co-location scenarios. Because BT16 biomass supplies are simulated independent of a defined end use, most analyses do not include benefits from displacing fossil fuels or other products, with the exception of including a few illustrative cases on potential reductions in GHG emissions and fossil energy consumption associated with using biomass supplies for fuel, power, heat, and chemicals.
1 online resource (642 p.) : digital, PDF file.
With the goal of understanding environmental effects of a growing bioeconomy, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), national laboratories, and U.S. Forest Service research laboratories, together with academic and industry collaborators, undertook a study to estimate environmental effects of potential biomass production scenarios in the United States, with an emphasis on agricultural and forest biomass. Potential effects investigated include changes in soil organic carbon (SOC), greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, water quality and quantity, air emissions, and biodiversity. Effects of altered land-management regimes were analyzed based on select county-level biomass-production scenarios for 2017 and 2040 taken from the 2016 Billion-Ton Report: Advancing Domestic Resources for a Thriving Bioeconomy (BT16), volume 1, which assumes that the land bases for agricultural and forestry would not change over time. The scenarios reflect constraints on biomass supply (e.g., excluded areas; implementation of management practices; and consideration of food, feed, forage, and fiber demands and exports) that intend to address sustainability concerns. Nonetheless, both beneficial and adverse environmental effects might be expected. To characterize these potential effects, this research sought to estimate where and under what modeled scenarios or conditions positive and negative environmental effects could occur nationwide. The report also includes a discussion of land-use change (LUC) (i.e., land management change) assumptions associated with the scenario transitions (but not including analysis of indirect LUC [ILUC]), analyses of climate sensitivity of feedstock productivity under a set of potential scenarios, and a qualitative environmental effects analysis of algae production under carbon dioxide (CO<sub>2</sub>) co-location scenarios. Because BT16 biomass supplies are simulated independent of a defined end use, most analyses do not include benefits from displacing fossil fuels or other products, with the exception of including a few illustrative cases on potential reductions in GHG emissions and fossil energy consumption associated with using biomass supplies for fuel, power, heat, and chemicals. Most analyses in volume 2 show potential for a substantial increase in biomass production with minimal or negligible environmental effects under the biomass supply constraints assumed in BT16. Although corn ethanol has been shown to achieve GHG emissions improvements over fossil fuels, cellulosic biomass shows further improvements in certain environmental indicators covered in this report. The harvest of agricultural and forestry residues generally shows the smallest contributions to changes in certain environmental indicators investigated. The scenarios show national-level net SOC gains. When expanding the system boundary in illustrative cases that consider biomass end use, reductions in GHG emissions are estimated for scenarios in which biomass—rather than oil, coal, and natural gas—is used to produce fuel, power, heat, and chemicals. Analyses of water quality reveal that there could be tradeoffs between biomass productivity and some water quality indicators, but better outcomes for both biomass productivity and water quality can be achieved with selected conservation practices. Biodiversity analyses show possible habitat benefits to some species, with other species showing potential adverse effects that may require additional safeguards. Increasing productivity of algae can reduce GHG emissions and water consumption associated with producing algal biomass, though the effects of water consumption are likely of greater concern in some regions than in others. Moreover, the effects of climate change on potential biomass production show gains and losses in yield among feedstocks across the continental United States. Key research gaps and priorities include actions that can enhance benefits and reduce potential for negative effects of increased biomass...
1 online resource (642 p.) : digital, PDF file.
On behalf of all the authors and contributors, it is a great privilege to present the 2016 Billion-Ton Report (BT16), volume 2: Environmental Sustainability Effects of Select Scenarios from volume 1. This report represents the culmination of several years of collaborative effort among national laboratories, government agencies, academic institutions, and industry. BT16 was developed to support the U.S. Department of Energy’s efforts towards national goals of energy security and associated quality of life.
136 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm.
  • About the guest-editor Lucy Bullivant
  • Introduction, the hyperlocal: less smart city, more shared social value / Lucy Bullivant
  • Practices of the minimum viable utopia / Adam Greenfield
  • The posthuman city: imminent urban commons / Alejandro Zaera-Polo
  • Projective empowerment: co-creative sustainable design processes / Bess Krietemeyer
  • Biodigital design workflows: ecoLogicStudio's Solana Open Aviary in Ulcinj, Montenegro / Claludia Pasquero and Marco Poletto
  • The hackable city: citymaking in a platform society / Martijn de Waal, Michiel de Lange and Matthijs Bouw
  • From citizen participation to real ownership: driving the regeneration of Amsterdam's Amstel3 District / Saskia Beer
  • Imagined community and networked hyperlocal publics / John Bingham-Hall
  • Conflict urbanism Aleppo: mapping urban damage / Laura Kurgan
  • Suburban resonance in Segrate, Milan: the language of locative media in defining urban sensitivity / Raffael Pe
  • VoiceOver: citizen empowerment through cultural infrastructure / Usman Haque
  • Digital neighourhoods: hyperlocal village hubs in rural communities / Katharine Willis
  • Sentiment architectures as vehicles for participation / Moritz Behrens
  • 4D hyperlocal would like to use your current location / Will Gowland and Samantha Lee
  • The image of a data city: studying the hyperlocal with social media / Lev Manovich and Agustin Indaco
  • Check-in: Foursquare and the rich annotated toplogy of citizen-generated hyperlocal data / José Luis de Vicente
  • Counterpoint: tell 'em they're dreamin' / Mark Burry.
4D Hyperlocal: A Cultural Tool Kit for the Open-source City The evolution of digital tools is revolutionising urban design, planning and community engagement. This is enabling a new hyperlocal mode of design made possible by geolocation technologies and GPS-enabled mobile devices that support connectivity through open-source applications. Real-time analysis of environments and individuals input and feedback bring a new immediacy and responsiveness. Established linear design methods are being replaced by adaptable mapping processes, real-time data streams and experiential means, fostering more dynamic spatial analysis and public feedback. This shifts the emphasis in urban design from the creation of objects and spaces to collaboration with users, and from centralised to distributed participatory systems. Hyperlocal tools foster dynamic relational spatial analysis, making their deployment in urban and rural contexts challenged by transformation particularly significant. How can hyperlocal methods, solutions including enterprise-driven uses of technology for bioclimatic design and contexts influence each other and support the evolution of participatory architectural design? What issues, for example, arise from using real-time data to test scenarios and shape environments through 3D digital visualisation and simulation methods? What are the advantages of using GIS with its integrative and visualising capacities and relational, flexible definition of scale with GPS for multi-scalar mapping? Contributors: Saskia Beer, Moritz Behrens, John Bingham-Hall, Mark Burry, Will Gowland and Samantha Lee, Adam Greenfield, Usman Haque, Bess Krietemeyer, Laura Kurgan, Lev Manovich and Agustin Indaco, Claudia Pasquero and Marco Poletto, Raffaele Pe, Jose Luis de Vicente, Martijn de Waal, Michiel de Lange and Matthijs Bouw, Katharine Willis, and Alejandro Zaera-Polo. Featured architects and designers: AZPML, ecoLogicStudio, Foster + Partners, Interactive Design and Visualization Lab/Syracuse University Center of Excellence for Environmental Energy Systems, Software Studies Initiative/City University of New York (CUNY), Spatial Information Design Lab/Columbia University, Umbrellium, and Universal Assembly Unit.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119097129 20170321
Art & Architecture Library (Bowes)
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Education Library (Cubberley)
xxv, 322 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • Introduction: Urban Visions, Challenges, and Outcomes: The Dynamic Face of Singapore's Urban Landscape-- Paradigms, Policies & Processes: The Early Years of Nation-Building: Reflections on Singapore's Urban History-- Economic Planning for Urban Growth and Prosperity-- Unpacking the Planner's Toolkit: The Theory and Practice of Singapore's Urban Planning Framework-- The Built Environment as a Sum of Parts: Methods and Models: Singapore's Integrated Systems Approach to Urban Development-- Housing: Policy-Making, Town Building, and Neighbourhood Planning-- Transportation: Mobility, Accessibility, and Connectivity-- Industry: Infrastructure and Land Use Planning for Economic Development, Enterprise, and Innovation-- Parks: From Garden City to City in a Garden-- Tourism: The City as Image, Experience, and Destination-- Urban Design: Place-Making and the Public Space Network-- Urban Complexities & Creative Solutions: Culture and Heritage: Locating and Retaining Connections with the Past in a Developmental City-State-- Society and Space: Planning for/with Urban Diversity in a Cosmopolitan City-- Urban Sustainability: Designing the City for High-Density Living and Environmental Sustainability-- Era of Globalization: Singapore's New Urban Economy and the Rise of a World Asian City-- Conversations & Perspectives: On the Future of Urban Planning and City-Making in Singapore--.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814656467 20170123
50 Years of Urban Planning in Singapore is an accessible and comprehensive volume on Singapore's planning approach to urbanization. Organized into three parts, the first section of the volume, 'Paradigms, Policies, and Processes', provides an overview of the ideologies and strategies underpinning urban planning in Singapore; the second section, 'The Built Environment as a Sum of Parts', delves into the key land use sectors of Singapore's urban planning system; and the third section, 'Urban Complexities and Creative Solutions', examines the challenges and considerations of planning for the Singapore of tomorrow. The volume brings together the diverse perspectives of practitioners and academics in the professional and research fields of planning, architecture, urbanism, and city-making.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789814656467 20170123
Green Library
vii, 247 pages ; 23 cm
In 1989, a North Korean dissident writer, known to us only by the pseudonym Bandi, began to write a series of stories about life under Kim Il-sung's totalitarian regime. Smuggled out of North Korea and set for publication around the world in 2017, The Accusation provides a unique and shocking window on this most secretive of countries. Bandi's profound, deeply moving, vividly characterised stories tell of ordinary men and women facing the terrible absurdity of daily life in North Korea: a factory supervisor caught between loyalty to an old friend and loyalty to the Party; a woman struggling to feed her husband through the great famine; the staunch Party man whose actor son reveals to him the absurd theatre of their reality; the mother raising her child in a world where the all-pervasive propaganda is the very stuff of childhood nightmare. The Accusation is a heartbreaking portrayal of the realities of life in North Korea. It is also a reminder that humanity can sustain hope even in the most desperate of circumstances - and that the courage of free thought has a power far beyond those seek to suppress it.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781781257548 20170424
Green Library
1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
  • The Author xi Resources, Solutions, and Workshops xiii Preface: Taking Accountability xv Chapter 1 Taking Accountability 1 Positively the Best Decision 1 Take Accountability or Blame? The Stakes Are High 5 The Magic of Taking Accountability 6 The Rewards of Taking Accountability 10 Accountability Accelerator 11 Shine the Spotlight on the One and Only 15 An Unexpected and Illuminating Discovery 19 Do They Know the Rules of the Game? 21 Chapter 2 Choices 35 Decisions Determine Destiny 35 Stay the Course Avoid Drowning Below the Water 39 Beware of the Bell 43 Leading Accountability It Is a Choice, and Everyone s Job 46 Where Do They Learn Those Things? 49 Words Are Cheap The Actions We Choose Are What Matters 52 The Enemies: Justifications, Explanations, Reasons, Rationalizations, Vindications, and Excuses 54 Why Did Randy Cross the Road? 56 Chapter 3 Accountability What Is It? 67 Once Defined, It Flows 67 Are You Fully Recognizing Your Realities? 74 The Eyes Have It 76 Have You Accepted Ownership for Your Realities? 78 Yoda The Accountability Coach 81 Lessons from Hyrum 83 Solutions Abound 86 The Obvious Next Step 90 Chapter 4 Accountability Transcends 97 Powerful Shift in Perception 97 Cement the Focus 100 The Magical Mindset Shift 103 Lessons from the Marauders 106 Accountability Trumps Responsibility 109 To LAG or to LEAD 111 Chapter 5 The Preeminent Organization 117 Accountability Is the Catalyst 117 Shaping an Accountable Culture 120 Ignite Desired Accountable Behaviors 122 The Power of Genuine Appreciation 127 Culture: How We Do Things Around Here 129 Forging an Accountable Culture: Little Things Matter A Lot! 131 Are the Experiences in Your Culture Nurturing Accountability? 133 The Relationship Triad: Experiences, Beliefs and Actions 135 You Alone Are Accountable for How You Are Perceived 137 Sustaining an Accountable Culture: Tune-Ups Required 139 Accountability Tip: Do Not Shoulder Their Accountabilities 142 Do Not Dwell on Why: Keep Moving Forward 144 Accountability in Times of Change: Overcome Fear and Denial 146 The Pinnacle: The Accountable Organization 150 Live and Lead Accountably 161 Index 163.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119314080 20170502
ACCOUNTABILITY IS THE CATALYST THAT IGNITES: Accelerated Change, Robust Employee Engagement, Intensified Ownership, Relentless Perseverance, Impeccable Alignment, and propels individuals, teams and organizations to desired results. Accountability crumbles silos, boosts teamwork and collaboration, strengthens camaraderie, creativity, resiliency, agility, trust, and communication Achieve with Accountability presents a recipe for awakening the whatever it takes attitude to achieve what matters most to individuals, teams and organizations. Discover how to transform accountability into a positive, engaging and forward looking experience that will secure your position in the new world of work. Learn how to kick-start a revolution that will blast your team or organization to new heights of success. We are in a brawl with no rules, where the fast, flexible and agile will eat and spit out the slow, over-thinking and complacent. When you relinquish accountability you place your future in the hands of other people or events. It's only by taking accountability and ownership for our circumstances that we can achieve what matters most. Embrace the accountability fundamentals that have helped individuals, teams and organizations for years to achieve and exceed what matters most. With the world coming at us fast and furious every day, it's easy to feel like you've lost control of your own life, your team or your organization. By choosing to take and lead accountability you reclaim control and are able to direct your own destiny. * Develop the agility, flexibility and resiliency to adapt and thrive during constant change * Foster a can-do, resolute, solutions focus in the face of difficult challenges, obstacles and barriers * Eradicate the blame-game and vanquish excuse-making that stifles peak performance * Shed feelings of disarray, discomfort, apathy, entitlement, indifference and despair * Take control over your circumstances and achieve what matters most * Unleash voluntary contributions of discretionary performance that is often left untapped in individuals, teams and organizations * Establish unshakable trust and credibility Accountability is a current that feeds into the slipstream of success. Your performance, your decisions, and your results are all your responsibility; when you operate from that premise, magic happens. Achieve with Accountability shows you how to nourish that can-do mindset, so you can begin to achieve what matters most.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781119314080 20170502
xiii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • AN AGENDA 1. "A Much Hailed Triumph" 2. "The Shakiest of Foundations" 3. The Act of Documenting PART ONE: DIGITAL POTENTIALS 1. "A Walk in the Woods" Image: AUTHENTICITY: Indexing -- Evidence TRUST: Manipulation -- Judgment SAVVY: Inferences -- Probability 2. "A breath of fresh air for documentary" Kit: CONTRADICTION: Digitization -- Standards GLOBALIZATIONi: Proliferation-- Resistance 3. "Life as narrativized" Story: INTERPASSIVITY: Navigation -- Feedback -- Intervention HOMO NARRANS: Texts -- Stories SCRIPTRIX NARRANS: Challenge --Paths PART TWO: ACTUAL EFFECTS... ... on THE FILMED 4. "To thine own self be true" Performing: APPEARING: Distrust -- Presentational Acting -- Representational Being BEHAVING: Performativity -- Casting 5. "Giving Voice" Co-creating: CONTROL: Engagement -- Empowerment CHANGE: Facilitating -- Embedding ... on THE FILMER 6. "To Make Space For The Un-Thought" Subjectivities: GENDER: Narcissism -- Auto/Biography EMANCIPATION: Exclusions -- "Facts" 7. "Nous somme dans le bain"/"We are implicated" Care: HARM: Involvement -- Consequences RIGHTS: Protocols -- Control ... on THE SPECTATOR 8. "You have to make up your own mind" Perception: EXPECTATIONS: Truth -- Omission ASSUMPTONS: Wow! -- Ostranenie 9. "When the lights go up" -- Reception OUTCOMES: Impact -- Engagement -- Research CONDITIONS: Autonomy -- Hazards MINUTES: THE ACT OF DOCUMENTING Considerations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501309175 20170410
Documentary has never attracted such audiences, never been produced with such ease from so many corners of the globe, never embraced such variety of expression. The very distinctions between the filmed, the filmer and the spectator are being dissolved. The Act of Documenting addresses what this means for documentary's 21st century position as a genus in the "class" cinema; for its foundations as, primarily, a scientistic, eurocentric and patriarchal discourse; for its future in a world where assumptions of photographic image integrity cannot be sustained. Unpacked are distinctions between performance and performativy and between different levels of interaction, linearity and hypertextuality, engagement and impact, ethics and conditions of reception. Winston, Vanstone and Wang Chi explore and celebrate documentary's potentials in the digital age.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781501309175 20170410
Green Library
xvii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • A mess that can't be fixed?
  • The board-centric imperative
  • Revolt in the boardroom : the story of General Motors
  • General Motors as catalyst
  • Drexel : the most feared firm on Wall Street
  • Dead broke : New York City's 1970s fiscal crisis
  • Lights out : the Con-Ed blackout
  • Shedding light on shadow government
  • Planned Parenthood : a corporate governance success story
  • Conclusion: In search of the activist director.
Some of the worst corporate meltdowns over the past sixty years can be traced to passive directors who favored operational shortcuts over quality growth strategies. Thinking primarily about placating institutional investors, selective stockholders, proxy advisors, and corporate management, these inattentive and deferential board members have relied on short-term share price increases to sustain their companies long term. Driven by a desire for prosperity, not posterity, these actions can doom any company. In The Activist Director, attorney Ira M. Millstein looks back at fifty years of counseling companies, nonprofits, and governments to actively govern their corporations and constituencies. From the threat of bankruptcy and the ConEd blackout of 1970s New York City, to the meltdown of Drexel Burnham Lambert in the late 1980s, to the turnaround of General Motors in the mid-1990s, Millstein takes readers into the boardrooms of several of the greatest catastrophes and success stories of America's best-known corporations. His solution lies at the top: a new breed of activist directors who partner with management and reject short-term outlooks, plan a future based on growth and innovation, and take responsibility for corporate organization, strategy, and efficiency. What questions should we ask of potential board members and how do we know they'll be active? Millstein offers pragmatic suggestions for recruiting activist directors to the boardroom to secure the future of the corporation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231181341 20170410
Law Library (Crown)
1 online resource ( xxii, 397 pages) : illustrations (some color).
  • Part 1. Concepts.- Chapter 1. Digital Soil Mapping and Best Management of Soil Resources: A Brief Discussion with Few Case Studies.- Chapter 2. Are the Traditional Soil Analyses Will Pass into Oblivion? Adaptive Remote Sensing Approach in Support of Precision Agriculture.- Chapter 3. Site Specific Nutrient Management (SSNM) - An Unique Approach towards Maintaining Soil Health.- Chapter 4. Soil Mineralogical Perspective on Immobilization/Mobilization of Heavy Metals.- Chapter 5. Using Laboratory Analysis to Inform Adaptive Management.- Chapter 6. Microbial Proteins and Soil Carbon Sequestration.- Part 2. Adaptive Soil Management Strategies.- Chapter 7. Use of Soil Amendments in An Integrated Framework for Adaptive Resource Management in Agriculture and Forestry.- Chapter 8. Resource Conservation Technologies for Sustainable Soil Health Management.- Chapter 9. Sustainable Management of Soil Phosphorus in A Changing World.- Chapter 10. Wastewater in Agriculture: Possibilities and Limitations.- Chapter 11. Eco- friendly Nitrogen Fertilizers for Sustainable Agriculture.- Chapter 12. Scope of Natural Source of Potassium in Sustainable Agriculture.- Chapter 13. Changes in Soil-Plant-Microbes Interactions in Anticipated Climatic Change Conditions.- Chapter 14. Adaptive Soil Management-A Tool For Plant Fitness in Stressful Environment Through Microbial Integrity .- Chapter 15. Impact of Agricultural Management Practices on Mycorrhizal Functioning and Soil Micro-Biological Parameters Under Soybean-Based Cropping Systems.- Chapter 16. Bioremediation of Contaminated Soils: An Overview.- Chapter 17. Bioremediation of Soils Contaminated With Ni and Cd-An Overview.- Chapter 18. Urban Soil's Functions: Monitoring, Assessment and Management.- Part 3. Regional and Global Initiatives For Soil Resource Management.- Chapter 19. Enhancing Resource Use Efficiency Through Soil Management for Improving Livelihoods.- Chapter 20. The Relevance of Traditional Ecological Knowledge in Agricultural Sustainability of The Semi Arid Tropics.- Chapter 21. The Effects of Forest Fire on Soil Organic Matter and Nutrients in Boreal Forests of North America: A Review.- Chapter 22. Climate Mediated Changes in Permafrost and Their Effects on Natural and Human Environments.- Chapter 23. Integrated Natural resource management in India through Participatory Integrated Watershed Management.- Chapter 24. Monitoring and Assessing Anthropogenic Influence on Soil's Health in Urban Forests (The Case From Moscow City).- Chapter 25. Impacts Assessment of Municipal Solid Squander Dumping in Riparian Corridor Using Multivariate Statistical Techniques .
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811036378 20170515
The book focuses in detail on learning and adapting through partnerships between managers, scientists, and other stake-holders who learn together how to create and maintain sustainable resource systems. As natural areas shrink and fragment, our ability to sustain economic growth and safeguard biological diversity and ecological integrity is increasingly being put to the test. In attempting to meet this unprecedented challenge, adaptive management is becoming a viable alternative for broader application. Adaptive management is an iterative decision-making process which is both operationally and conceptually simple and which incorporates users to acknowledge and account for uncertainty, and sustain an operating environment that promotes its reduction through careful planning, evaluation, and learning until the desired results are achieved. This multifaceted approach requires clearly defined management objectives to guide decisions about what actions to take, and explicit assumptions about expected outcomes to compare against actual outcomes. In this edited book, we address the issue by pursuing a holistic and systematic approach that utilizes natural resources to reap sustainable environmental, economic and social benefits for adap-tive management, helping to ensure that relationships between land, water and plants are managed in ways that mimic nature.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789811036378 20170515
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Advanced High Strength Natural Fibre Composites in Construction provides the basic framework and knowledge required for the efficient and sustainable use of natural fiber composites as a structural and building material, along with information on the ongoing efforts to improve the efficiency of use and competitiveness of these composites. Areas of particular interest include understanding the nature and behavior of raw materials and their functional contributions to the advanced architectures of high strength composites (Part 1), discussing both traditional and novel manufacturing technologies for various advanced natural fiber construction materials (Part 2), examining the parameters and performance of the composites (Part 3), and finally commenting on the associated codes, standards, and sustainable development of advanced high strength natural fiber composites for construction. This exposition will be based on well understood environmental science as it applies to construction (Part 4). The book is aimed at academics, research scholars, and engineers, and will serve as a most valuable text or reference book that challenges undergraduate and postgraduate students to think beyond standard practices when designing and creating novel construction materials.
xiii, 194 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Reflections on Editing Advances In Environmental Accounting & Management - Martin Freedman and Bikki Jaggi Guest Editorial: Introduction to the Special Issue - Fatima De Souza Freire Hegemonies, Politics, and the Brazilian Academy In Social and Environmental Accounting: a Post-Structural Note - Barbara De Lima Voss, David Bernard Carter and Bruno Meirelles Salotti an Analysis of the Adherence to Gri for Disclosing Information on Social Action and Sustainability Concerns - Vicente Lima Crisostomo, Priscila De Azevedo Prudencio and Hyane Correia Forte Financial Performance of Stocks of Companies Participating In the Carbon Efficient Index (Ico2) - Patricia Lacerda De Carvalho and Aldo Leonardo Cunha Callado Performance of Sustainability and Negotiability Indexes In the Brazilian Stock Market - Patricia Lacerda De Carvalho and Orleans Silva Martins Do Environmental Disasters Impact on the Volume of Socio-Environmental Investment and Disclosure of Brazilian Companies? - Jose Venancio Ferreira Neto, Sonia Maria Da Silva, Gomes, Adriano Leal Bruni and Jose Maria Dias Filho Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786353764 20170522
Vol 6 of Advances in Environmental Accounting & Management aims to advance knowledge of the governance and management of corporate environmental impacts and the accounting for these, including issues related to measurement, valuation, and disclosure. It is particularly relevant for accounting practitioners, investors and other stakeholders of the financial and social consequences of corporate environmental impacts.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781786353764 20170522
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
xvi, 249 pages ; 22 cm
  • 1. Introduction2. The Paradox of Africa's Natural Resource Wealth3. Can Natural Resource-Related Social and Economic Maladies Be Avoided in Africa?4. Ghana's Petroleum: Will the Myth of Ghanaian Exceptionalism in Africa be Sustained or Broken? 5. Petroleum Production Challenges in Ghana6. Actual and Potential Conflicts Off- and Onshore in Ghana's Oil-Producing Region 7. Policies for High-Value Contributions of Africa's Resources to Sustainable Development8. Summary and Conclusion.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137540713 20170418
This book explores how African countries can convert their natural resources, particularly oil and gas, into sustainable development assets. Using Ghana, one of the continent's newest oil-producing countries, as a lens, it examines the "resource curse" faced by other producers - such as Nigeria, Angola, and Equatorial Guinea - and demonstrates how mismanagement in those countries can provide valuable lessons for new oil producers in Africa and elsewhere. Relying on a broad range of fieldwork and policymaking experience, Panford suggests practical measures for resource-rich developing countries to transform natural resources into valuable assets that can help create jobs, boost human resources, and improve living and working conditions in Ghana in particular. He suggests fiscal, legal, and environmental antidotes to resource mismanagement, which he identifies as the major obstacle to socioeconomic development in countries that have historically relied on natural resources.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781137540713 20170418
Green Library

19. Aghbalou [2016]

1 online resource (streaming video file) (36 minutes) : digital, .flv file, sound
Water is essential for food security and livelihood, especially for the millions of rural poor who rely on agriculture. AGHBALOU combines a local story of struggle with a global call to action against the growing challenge of sustaining water supplies in the face of an increasingly hostile climate...Half of Morocco’s population is employed in agriculture and therefore dependent upon groundwater for both food and employment. The Todgha Valley in Southern Morocco is one of the driest habitats on earth. Yet, residents have successfully sustained their livelihoods and agriculture for centuries through an ancient system of underground channels. But today these age-old communities face new threats and challenges from groundwater over-extraction, population growth, and climate change, among others...The film also shows how new technologies can present unintended problems for the rural poor. When motorized water pumps were introduced to the region, they provided more water, but affected the balance of aquifers and eventually water wasn’t as easy to reach as it once had been, plus the cost was too high for poorer farmers...Featuring local farmers from the Todgha Valley and international experts, AGHBALOU presents potential strategies to adapt to growing water scarcity and insure a secure future for the rural poor.
1 online resource.
This dissertation studies operational and policy-making problems that arise in agricultural supply chains. In the first two chapters, we explore the role of government interventions in poverty alleviation and promotion of sustainable production, respectively. In the third chapter, we investigate farmers' land allocation decisions in the face of a diversification option. Chapter 1 is motivated by the policy makers' efforts in alleviating poverty and maintaining food security by supporting poor farmers in developing countries. We investigate the effectiveness of three types of interventions, price support, cost support and yield enhancement efforts, as well as different policy implementation methods such as announcing the total budget or the unit support, in terms of their impact on farmers' incomes, consumer surplus, and return on government spending. We show that price and cost support interventions are equivalent if the total budget is public information. On the other hand, if the government announces the unit support, the benefit to different stakeholders along the agricultural supply chain depends on the market distortion created by the intervention. Specifically, in this case, price support results in greater distortion, benefiting consumers more than cost support whereas the converse holds for farmers. Furthermore, we find that under yield enhancing efforts, farmers may incur losses due to the interplay of several market and crop characteristics. Lastly, we show that interventions cannot always generate positive return from the government's perspective. Chapter 2 explores the role of policy instruments in promoting sustainable practices in agricultural production. We investigate the effectiveness of a number of policy instruments, i.e., taxes and subsidies, in terms of their impact on adoption of sustainable practices, producers' profits, consumer surplus and return on government spending. Our findings indicate that while using only taxes encourages the adoption of sustainable production, social welfare decreases as a result. Utilizing only subsidies outperforms policies that involve both taxes and subsidies in achieving higher social welfare but the converse is true in achieving a higher adoption rate. We show that zero-expenditure policies result in a decline in social welfare unless producers face financial constraints in making the costly transition to sustainable practices. Finally, we conduct a numerical study using data on conventional and organic egg production in Denmark and make policy recommendations in order to achieve the target adoption rate set by the Danish government. Chapter 3 investigates farmers' production decisions when facing different crop options. We investigate the value of crop diversification for farmers and the impact of this flexibility on the supply chain. Our results indicate that farmers' land allocation decisions depend on the total farm space (capacity) available and that diversification may not be the equilibrium outcome if the capacity is low. We find that as the profitability gap between the alternative crops increases, monoculture outweighs diversification for higher capacity values. When diversification is the equilibrium outcome, yield variability of both crops adversely affects farmers and the supply chain. On the other hand, buyers are better off when the alternative crop has high yield variability. In fact, buyers may benefit from an increase in the yield variability of the crop they buy if farmers are incentivized to limit the production of the alternative crop in order to extract the maximum revenue from the market.

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