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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)
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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)
Book
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)
Book
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
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
Book
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
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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
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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)
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1 online resource.
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.
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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
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1 online resource : illustrations
  • Section I: Reinventing Farming Systems 1. Introduction 2. Agroecology: Principles and Practice 3. Farming-Related Livelihoods 4. Farming Systems for Sustainable Intensification 5. Designing for the Long-term: Sustainable Agriculture Section II: Resources for Agricultural Development 6. Low-Input Technology: An Integrative View 7. Ecologically Based Nutrient Management 8. Participatory Breeding: Developing Improved and Relevant Crop Varieties With Farmers 9. Research on Livestock, Livelihoods, and Innovation Section III: Context for Sustainable Agricultural Development 10. Gender and Agrarian Inequities 11. The Innovation Systems Approach to Agricultural Research and Development 12. Outreach to Support Rural Innovation 13. Climate Change and Agricultural Systems Section IV: Tying It All Together 14. Tying It All Together: Global, Regional, and Local Integrations.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128020708 20170410
Agricultural Systems, Second Edition, is a comprehensive text for developing sustainable farming systems. It presents a synthetic overview of the emerging area of agroecology applications to transforming farming systems and supporting rural innovation, with particular emphasis on how research can be harnessed for sustainable agriculture. The inclusion of research theory and examples using the principles of cropping system design allows students to gain a unique understanding of the technical, biological, ecological, economic and sociological aspects of farming systems science for rural livelihoods. This book explores topics such as: re-inventing farming systems; principles and practice of agroecology; agricultural change and low-input technology; ecologically-based nutrient management; participatory breeding for developing improved and relevant crops; participatory livestock research for development; gender and agrarian inequality at the local scale; the nature of agricultural innovation; and outreach to support rural innovation. The extensive coverage of subjects is complemented with integrated references and a companion website, making this book essential reading for courses in international agricultural systems and management, sustainable agricultural management, and cropping systems. This book will be a valuable resource for students of agricultural science, environmental engineering, and rural planning; researchers and scientists in agricultural development agencies; and practitioners of agricultural development in government extension programs, development agencies, and NGOs.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780128020708 20170410
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1 online resource (527 pages) : illustrations.
  • Global warming as a socioscientific controversy / Craig O. Stewart, Claire Rhodes
  • Water resources management: case study / Sabyasachi Nayak
  • Green School Frameworks / Anisa Baldwin Metzger
  • Developing a framework for next generation integrated agro food-advisory systems in developing countries / Alcardo Alex Barakabitze [and 3 others]
  • Regional development disparities in Romanian agriculture and rural development: a multi-criteria approach / Gabriel Popescu, Simona Bara
  • Transcritical carbon dioxide refrigeration as an alternative to subcritical plants: an experimental study / Adriana Greco, Ciro Aprea, Angelo Maiorino
  • Retrofitting of R404a commercial refrigeration systems with R410a and R407f HFCs refrigerants / Mauro Gamberi [and 3 others]
  • Basin-scale, real-time salinity management using telemetered sensor networks and model-based salt assimilative capacity forecasts / Nigel W.T. Quinn, Roberta Tassey, Jun Wang
  • Organic agriculture as a tool to make economy green / Mykhailo Guz, Ivan Ivolga
  • Nanotechnology applications for sustainable crop production / Gaurav Mishra [and 3 others]
  • Analyzing farmers' learning process in sustainable development: the case of organic paddy farmers in North Sumatra, Indonesia / Diana Chalil
  • Cultivating global entrepreneurs in the food supply chain / Ye-Sho Chen, Ismail Hakki Polat
  • The evolution of effective leadership practices in Botswana Horticulture Council / Cheneso Bolden Montsho, Dama Mosweunyane
  • Organic farming: growth and issues / Aditya Vikram Agrawal [and 5 others]
  • Can toxicity for different species be correlated?: the concept and emerging applications of interspecies quantitative structure-toxicity relationship (i-QSTR) modeling / Supratik Kar [and 3 others]
  • Management of drought and floods in the Dobrogea Region / Lucica Rosu, Lavinia Istratie Macarov
  • An agent based hydro informatics approach for the engagement of farmers in irrigation water management in Saudi Arabia / Tagelsir Mohamed Gasmelseid
  • Towards sustainable agri-food systems: the role of integrated sustainability and value assessment across the supply-chain / John E. Morrissey, Niall P. Dunphy
  • Trends in the evolution of Romania's agricultural resources in the context of sustainable development / Cornel Lazar, Mirela Lazar
  • Current and future trends of refrigerants development / M. V. Duarte [and 3 others].
The development of a sustainable agricultural system is a critical concern for any nation in modern society. By implementing proper supply chain processes, available natural resources and food can be better utilized. Agri-Food Supply Chain Management: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a compendium of emerging perspectives on the development of an effective agricultural value chain and the optimization of supply chain management within the agriculture and food sectors. Highlighting theoretical frameworks, real-world applications, and future outlooks, this book is a primary reference source for professionals, students, practitioners, and managers actively involved in agricultural development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522516293 20161213
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1 online resource () : illustrations (some color).
  • Foreword; Preface; Contents; Contributors; Chapter 1: Microbial Signaling in Plant-Microbe Interactions and Its Role on Sustainability of Agroecosystems; 1.1 Introduction; 1.2 Signalling Molecules in Plant-Microbe Interactions; 1.3 Microbial Coordination of Complex Network Interaction Within Soil Food Web and Plant-Microbe Interactions; 1.4 Regulation of Microbial Signalling Compounds by Biotic and Abiotic Factors; 1.5 Signalling Pathways in Soil Food Web Improve Ecosystem Functioning and Sustainability; 1.6 Technical Advances in Identifying Signalling Pathways in Soil-Plant System
  • 1.7 Conclusions and Future PerspectivesReferences; Chapter 2: Exploiting Beneficial Traits of Plant-ƯAssociated Fluorescent Pseudomonads for Plant Health; 2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Rhizosphere and Plant-Microbe Interaction; 2.3 Mechanisms of Plant Growth Promotion; 2.3.1 Phosphate Solubilization; 2.3.2 Phytohormones; 2.3.3 Siderophores; 2.3.4 Antibiotics; 2.3.5 Enzymes; 2.3.6 Hydrogen Cyanide; 2.4 Induced Systemic Resistance; 2.5 Biological Control of Plant Pathogens; 2.6 Fluorescent Pseudomonads in Agriculture and Plant Health; 2.7 Conclusions; References
  • Chapter 3: N2-Fixing Cyanobacterial Systems as Biofertilizer3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Distribution of Cyanobacteria; 3.3 Free-Living Cyanobacteria; 3.4 Azolla-Anabaena Symbiotic System; 3.5 Artificial Cyanobacterial-Plant Association; 3.6 Molecular Signaling Mechanism; 3.7 Selection of Competent Biofertilizer Strains; 3.8 Conclusions; References; Chapter 4: Exploring the Role of Secondary Metabolites of Trichoderma in Tripartite Interaction with Plant and Pathogens; 4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Trichoderma Secondary Metabolites in Trichoderma-Pathogen Interaction
  • 4.3 Trichoderma Secondary Metabolites in Trichoderma-Plant Interactions4.4 Secondary Metabolites Mediated Induction of Defense Response in Plants; 4.5 Secondary Metabolites Mediated Growth Regulation in Plants; 4.6 Biosynthesized Secondary Metabolites-Based Bioformulation; 4.7 Constrains in Commercialization of Secondary Metabolites-Based Bioformulation; 4.8 Conclusions; References; Chapter 5: Managing Soil Fertility Through Microbes: Prospects, Challenges and Future Strategies; 5.1 Introduction; 5.2 Organisms in Soil; 5.3 Macroorganisms in Soil; 5.3.1 Earthworms; 5.3.2 Termites
  • 5.3.3 Plant Roots5.4 Microorganisms in Soil; 5.4.1 Bacteria; 5.4.2 Actinomycetes; 5.4.3 Fungi; 5.4.4 Algae; 5.4.5 Protozoa; 5.4.6 Nematodes; 5.4.7 Viruses; 5.5 Role of Organism in Soil Fertility Enhancement; 5.5.1 N Transformations; 5.5.2 Phosphorus Cycle; 5.5.3 Sulfur Cycle; 5.5.4 Other Mineral Elements; 5.6 Environmental Contaminants and Climate Change; 5.6.1 Potentially Toxic Element; 5.6.2 Chromium (Cr); 5.6.3 Cadmium (Cd); 5.6.4 Lead (Pb); 5.6.5 Mercury (Hg); 5.6.6 Arsenic (As); 5.6.7 Selenium (Se); 5.6.8 Radionuclides; 5.7 Pesticides/Insecticides/Fungicides; 5.8 Effluents
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  • Methanotrophs: An Emerging Bioremediation Tool Due to Unique Broad Substrate Enzyme Methane Monooxygenase.- Methanotrophs: Methane Mitigation, Bioremediation and Wastewater Treatment.- Prospects of Plant-Bacteria Interactions in Remediation of Metal Contaminated Soils.- Cyanoremediation: A Green-Clean Tool for Decontamination of Synthetic Pesticides from Agro- and Aquatic Ecosystems.- Aromatic Plant-Microbe Associations: A Sustainable Approach for Remediation of Polluted Soils.- Cyanobacteria-mediated bioremediation of heavy metals.- Biochar application in management of paddy crop production and methane mitigation.- Role of Rhizospheric Microbes in Heavy Metal Uptake in Metallophytes.- Role of Biosurfactants on Microbial Degradation of Oil Contaminated Soils.- Microbial Oxidation of Atmospheric Methane in Natural and Agricultural Upland Soils.- Microbial Mediated Lindane Bioremediation: A Cost Effective and Naturally Renewable Technology.- Wastewater Effluent Discharge: Impact on Human Health and Microbial Remediation.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319497266 20170410
This two-volume work is a testament to the increasing interest in the role of microbes in sustainable agriculture and food security. Advances in microbial technologies are explored in chapters dealing with topics such as plant-microbe interactions, rhizoremediation and cyanoremediation, and bio-immobilization. Volume II is a collection of research findings that invites readers to examine the application of microbes in pollution reduction, decontamination of agro- and aquatic ecosystems, and remediation of various toxic compounds. Highly readable entries attempt to close the knowledge gap between soil microbial associations and sustainable agriculture. Traditional agricultural management techniques have relied heavily on application of chemical fertilizers and pesticides; and recent land use change practices have led to over exploitation of natural resources. Strategies outlined here simplify a complicated picture of the way microbial communities can improve the quality of environment and eliminate food scarcity in the coming generations. This work is a significant contribution to research in this increasingly important discipline of soil sciences, and will appeal to researchers in microbiology, agriculture, environmental sciences, and soil and crop sciences.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319497266 20170410
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xvii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Part 1: The Dharma of Development: A Conceptual Framework Chapter 1 The Dharma of Development (Michael Thompson, Dipak Gyawali and Marco Verweij) Chapter 2 A Cultural Theory of How to Aid Development (Marco Verweij) Chapter 3 The Arrested Success of Pro-Poor Initiatives in Democratic Nepal (Bihari Krishna Shrestha)Chapter 4 Trickle to Torrent to Irrelevance? Six Decades of Foreign Aid in Nepal (Sudhindra Sharma) Part 2: The Case Studies Chapter 5 Bhattedanda Milkway: Why a Climate- and Mountain-Friendly Technology Continues to Be Ignored (Madhukar Upadhya) Chapter 6 Whither Electric Vehicles? (Ashok Raj Pandey) Chapter 7 Micro and Small Hydro: Serial Leap-frogging to a Braver Nepal (Ajoy Karki) Chapter 8 Large Hydro: Failures in Financial Engineering (Ratna Sansar Shrestha) Chapter 9 Biogas: Buoyant or Bust? (Saroj Rai) Chapter 10 Water Supply and Sanitation: Elusive Targets and Slippery Means (Anil Pokhrel) Chapter 11 Community Forestry: Thwarting Desertification and Facing Second Generation Problems (Hemant Ojha) Part 3: Beyond the Age of Aid Chapter 12 Nepal's Experience of Foreign Aid, and How It Can Kick the Habit (Prakash Chandra Lohani)Chapter 13 Afterword: The Lessons from Nepal (Dipak Gyawali, Michael Thompson and Marco Verweij).
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138656918 20170220
Over the last 50 years, Nepal has been considered an experiential model in determining the effectiveness and success of global human development strategies, both in theory and in practice. As such, it provides a rich array of in-depth case studies in both development success and failure. This edited collection examines these in order to propose a novel perspective on how human development occurs and how it can be aided and sustained. Aid, Technology and Development: Lessons from Nepal champions' plural rationality from both a theoretical and practical perspective in order to challenge and critique the status quo in human development understanding, whilst simultaneously presenting a concrete framework with which to aid citizen and governmental organisations in the galvanization of human development. Including contributions by leading international social scientists and development practitioners throughout Nepal, this book will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners working in the field of foreign aid and development studies.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138656918 20170220
Green Library
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x, 266 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Introduction: Building the BASE
  • Finding time to write
  • The power of place
  • Rhythms and rituals
  • Learning to write
  • The craft of writing
  • The other tongue
  • Writing for others
  • Writing with others
  • Writing among others
  • The pleasure principle
  • Risk and resilience
  • Metaphors to write by
  • Conclusion: Raising the roof
  • Afterword: Beyond the house of writing.
This book is a guide for writers aspiring to become more productive and take greater pleasure in their craft. Helen Sword interviewed one hundred academics worldwide about their writing background and practices. Relatively few were trained as writers, she found, and yet all have developed strategies to thrive in their publish-or-perish environment. Sword identifies four cornerstones that anchor any successful writing practice: Behavioral habits of discipline and persistence; Artisanal habits of craftsmanship and care; Social habits of collegiality and collaboration; and Emotional habits of positivity and pleasure. Building on this "BASE, " she illuminates the emotional complexity of the writing process and exposes the lack of writing support typically available to early-career academics. She also lays to rest the myth that academics must produce safe, conventional prose or risk professional failure. The successful writers profiled here tell stories of intellectual passions indulged, disciplinary conventions subverted, and risk-taking rewarded. Grounded in empirical research and focused on sustainable change, Air & Light & Time & Space offers a customizable blueprint for refreshing personal habits and creating a collegial environment where all writers can flourish.-- Provided by publisher
Law Library (Crown)
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viii, 211 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: political roles for fish populations
  • The fishing empires of the Pacific: the Americans, the Japanese, and the Soviets
  • Islands and war
  • Manifest destiny and fishing
  • Tariffs
  • Industrialization
  • Treaties
  • Imperialism
  • Enclosure
  • Conclusions: updating the best available science.
Most current fishing practices are neither economically nor biologically sustainable. Every year, the world spends $80 billion buying fish that cost $105 billion to catch, even as heavy fishing places growing pressure on stocks that are already struggling with warmer, more acidic oceans. How have we developed an industry that is so wasteful, and why has it been so difficult to alter the trajectory toward species extinction? In this transnational, interdisciplinary history, Carmel Finley answers these questions and more as she explores how government subsidies propelled the expansion of fishing from a coastal, in-shore activity into a global industry. While nation states struggling for ocean supremacy have long used fishing as an imperial strategy, the Cold War brought a new emphasis: fishing became a means for nations to make distinct territorial claims. A network of trade policies and tariffs allowed cod from Iceland and tuna canned in Japan into the American market, destabilizing fisheries in New England and Southern California. With the subsequent establishment of tuna canneries in American Samoa and Puerto Rico, Japanese and American tuna boats moved from the Pacific into the Atlantic and Indian Oceans after bluefin. At the same time, government subsidies in nations such as Spain and the Soviet Union fueled fishery expansion on an industrial scale, with the Soviet fleet utterly depleting the stock of rosefish (or Pacific ocean perch) and other groundfish from British Columbia to California. This massive global explosion in fishing power led nations to expand their territorial limits in the 1970s, forever changing the seas. Looking across politics, economics, and biology, All the Boats on the Sea casts a wide net to reveal how the subsidy-driven expansion of fisheries in the Pacific during the Cold War led to the growth of fisheries science and the creation of international fisheries management. Nevertheless, the seas are far from calm: in a world where this technologically advanced industry has enabled nations to colonize the oceans, fish literally have no place left to hide, and the future of the seas and their fish stocks is uncertain.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226443379 20170410
SAL1&2 (on-campus shelving)
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xxi, 256 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Chapter 1: Explaining the Persistence of the AASR: An Alliance Persistence Perspective.- Chapter 2: Asymmetrical Distribution of Power and the Persistence of the Utilitarian AASR in the Post-Cold War Era.- Chapter 3: Theoretical Framework.- Chapter 4: Institutionalization and the Persistence of the Sticky AASR in the Post-Cold War Era.- Chapter 5: Common Threats and the Persistence of the Vigilant AASR in the Post-Cold War Era.- Conclusion: A Theory of Alliance Persistence and the Future of the AASR.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319496184 20170403
This book seeks to demystify the persistence of the Anglo-American Special Relationship (AASR) in the post-Cold War era by constructing a new theory of alliance persistence. This theory of alliance persistence not only has stronger explanatory power than the predominant model of interests and sentiments, but also opens a new way for understanding what factors have prevented the AASR from collapsing. This innovative new volume fills the gap in AASR literature by focusing on the important role of institutionalization in sustaining the AASR, a factor that has been significantly overlooked in existing academic research.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9783319496184 20170403
Green Library
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xi, 281 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • A cure for Philippinitis
  • Liberating labor: the road to Baguio
  • "A hope of something unusual among cities"
  • "Independencia in a box"
  • Savage hospitality.
In 1904, renowned architect Daniel Burnham, the Progressive Era urban planner who famously "Made No Little Plans, " set off for the Philippines, the new US colonial acquisition. Charged with designing environments for the occupation government, Burnham set out to convey the ambitions and the dominance of the regime, drawing on neo-classical formalism for the Pacific colony. The spaces he created, most notably in the summer capital of Baguio, gave physical form to American rule and its contradictions. In American Imperial Pastoral, Rebecca Tinio McKenna examines the design, construction, and use of Baguio, making visible the physical shape, labor, and sustaining practices of the US's new empire especially the dispossessions that underwrote market expansion. In the process, she demonstrates how colonialists conducted market-making through state-building and vice-versa. Where much has been made of the racial dynamics of US colonialism in the region, McKenna emphasizes capitalist practices and design ideals giving us a fresh and nuanced understanding of the American occupation of the Philippines.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226417769 20170206
Green Library
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265 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
In 1624 the Dutch West India Company established the colony of Brazil. Only thirty years later, the Dutch Republic handed over the colony to Portugal, never to return to the South Atlantic. Because Dutch Brazil was the first sustained Protestant colony in Iberian America, the events there became major news in early modern Europe and shaped a lively print culture. In Amsterdam's Atlantic, historian Michiel van Groesen shows how the rise and tumultuous fall of Dutch Brazil marked the emergence of a "public Atlantic" centered around Holland's capital city. Amsterdam served as Europe's main hub for news from the Atlantic world, and breaking reports out of Brazil generated great excitement in the city, which reverberated throughout the continent. Initially, the flow of information was successfully managed by the directors of the West India Company. However, when Portuguese sugar planters revolted against the Dutch regime, and tales of corruption among leading administrators in Brazil emerged, they lost their hold on the media landscape, and reports traveled more freely. Fueled by the powerful local print media, popular discussions about Brazil became so bitter that the Amsterdam authorities ultimately withdrew their support for the colony. The self-inflicted demise of Dutch Brazil has been regarded as an anomaly during an otherwise remarkably liberal period in Dutch history, and consequently generations of historians have neglected its significance. Amsterdam's Atlantic puts Dutch Brazil back on the front pages and argues that the way the Amsterdam media constructed Atlantic events was a key element in the transformation of public opinion in Europe.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780812248661 20170130
Green Library

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