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Making Sustainability Work, 2nd Edition

Making Sustainability Work, 2nd Edition

By: Marc J. Epstein; Adriana Rejc Buhovac

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 10-MAR-2014

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NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED Most companies today have some commitment to corporate social responsibility, but implementing these initiatives can be particularly challenging. While a lot has been written on ethical and strategic factors, there is still a dearth of information on the practical nuts and bolts. And whereas with most other organizational initiatives the sole objective is improved financial performance, sustainability broadens the focus to include social and environmental performance, which is much more difficult to measure. Now updated throughout with new examples and new...

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México: el despegue

México: el despegue

By: Roberto Batres Soto; Luis García Calderón Díaz

Publisher: LID Editorial

Publication Date: 01-MAR-2013

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Es una distinta y enterada visión del país. A partir de un documentado diagnóstico sobre el estado de la economía mexicana, se ofrece una serie de iniciativas y sugerencias para acelerar el, tantas veces pospuesto, desarrollo económico de México. ...

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Fieldwork for Healthcare

Fieldwork for Healthcare

By: Dominic Furniss; Aisling Ann O'Kane; Lise Getoor; Svetlena Taneva

Publisher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers

Publication Date: 01-JAN-2014

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Performing fieldwork in healthcare settings is significantly different from fieldwork in other domains and it presents unique challenges to researchers. Whilst results are reported in research papers, the details of how to actually perform these fieldwork studies are not. This is the first of two volumes designed as a collective graduate guidebook for conducting fieldwork in healthcare. This volume brings together the experiences of established researchers who do fieldwork in clinical and non-clinical settings, focusing on how people interact with healthcare technology, in the form of case...

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E-Innovation for Sustainable Development of Rural Resources During Global Economic Crisis

E-Innovation for Sustainable Development of Rural Resources During Global Economic Crisis

By: Zacharoula Andreopoulou; Vagis Samathrakis; Soulla Louca; Maro Vlachopoulou

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 30-SEP-2013

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Implementation of technology into social and economic developments have provided key strengths in improving competitiveness and meeting the demands of modern society for life and the economy; including adapting to green development as a means to confront the economic crisis. E-Innovation for Sustainable Development of Rural Resources During Global Economic Crisis brings together a multidisciplinary exchange of knowledge on the application of electronic and mobile innovations towards the sustainable development of the economy. Providing an opportunity to identify effective e-innovation and...

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Handbook of Research on Novel Soft Computing Intelligent Algorithms

Handbook of Research on Novel Soft Computing Intelligent Algorithms

By: Pandian Vasant

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-AUG-2013

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As technologies grow more complex, modeling and simulation of new intelligent systems becomes increasingly challenging and nuanced; specifically in diverse fields such as medicine, engineering, and computer science. Handbook of Research on Novel Soft Computing Intelligent Algorithms: Theory and Practical Applications explores emerging technologies and best practices to effectively address concerns inherent in properly optimizing advanced systems. With applications in areas such as bio-engineering, space exploration, industrial informatics, information security, and nuclear and renewable...

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Surveillance and Threat Detection

Surveillance and Threat Detection

By: Richard Kirchner

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

Publication Date: 21-DEC-2013

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Surveillance and Threat Detection offers readers a complete understanding of the terrorist/criminal cycle, and how to interrupt that cycle to prevent an attack. Terrorists and criminals often rely on pre-attack and pre-operational planning and surveillance activities that can last a period of weeks, months, or even years. Identifying and disrupting this surveillance is key to prevention of attacks. The systematic capture of suspicious events and the correlation of those events can reveal terrorist or criminal surveillance, allowing security professionals to employ appropriate...

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The Social Labs Revolution

The Social Labs Revolution

By: Zaid Hassan

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 03-FEB-2014

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Current responses to our most pressing societal challenges—from poverty to ethnic conflict to climate change—are not working. These problems are incredibly dynamic and complex, involving an ever-shifting array of factors, actors, and circumstances. They demand a highly fluid and adaptive approach, yet we address them by devising fixed, long-term plans. Social labs, says Zaid Hassan, are a dramatically more effective response. Social labs bring together a diverse a group of stakeholders—not to create yet another five-year plan but to develop a portfolio of prototype solutions, test those...

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A Nation in the Red: The Government Debt Crisis and What We Can Do About It

A Nation in the Red: The Government Debt Crisis and What We Can Do About It

By: Murray Holland

Publisher: McGraw-Hill

Publication Date: 23-OCT-2013

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Our government debt is rising every day. Our population is shifting as more people retire and fewer are able to find work. Our social programs, including the Affordable Care Act, are only adding to our financial burden, and rising taxes are hindering economic growth. We are a nation in the red. A powerful wake-up call to leaders, investors, and citizens, this brilliantly researched book reveals the surprising truth about our national debt--and what we can do about it. You'll learn: How reckless spending by Congress has created a debt trap How Obamacare will negatively...

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Anarchy, State, and Utopia

Anarchy, State, and Utopia

By: Robert Nozick

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 12-NOV-2013

Insert Date: 18-DEC-2013

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In this brilliant and widely acclaimed book, winner of the 1975 National Book Award, Robert Nozick challenges the most commonly held political and social positions of our age—liberal, socialist, and conservative. ...

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Schools for Special Needs 2014, 19th Edition

Schools for Special Needs 2014, 19th Edition

By: Gabbitas

Publisher: Kogan Page

Publication Date: 03-NOV-2013

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Special needs provision continues to be the focus of much attention. A growing emphasis on the importance of meeting individual and often complex needs means that finding the right school for your child can be a complicated process. Schools for Special Needs is an indispensable aid for anyone investigating the legal and practical aspects of SEN provision for children and young people at all stages of education. This fully updated guide covers: assessment and identification of needs, statementing, suitable provision and school choice; all special needs from ADHD and Autism to Speech and...

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Outsmart Waste

Outsmart Waste

By: Tom Szaky

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

Publication Date: 14-JAN-2014

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Garbage has become a huge problem. Ever-expanding hazardous landfills, toxic waste dumps, ocean dead zones, endangered wildlife—it’s an environmental nightmare. But garbage is a recent problem—for most of human history it was a minor annoyance—so we should be able to solve it. And garbage doesn’t even exist in nature, where the output of one organism is the input of another. So why does garbage exist in human society? Why has it become a problem only in the last century? And most importantly, how can we eliminate it—outsmart the very idea of garbage? Eco-entrepreneur Tom Szaky says that to...

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Critical Practice in P-12 Education

Critical Practice in P-12 Education

By: Salika Lawrence

Publisher: IGI Global

Publication Date: 31-JAN-2014

Insert Date: 22-NOV-2013

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With an ever growing diverse population and access to new technologies, it is no revelation that education is undergoing a significant transformation in the twenty-first century. What remains a struggle is equipping students to meet modern expectations while trying to provide a platform for learning that does not perpetuate the same inequalities found in society. Critical Practice in P-12 Education: Transformative Teaching and Learning presents a framework for teaching that empowers students, fosters literacy development, and explains the underlying factors that influence pedagogy....

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Dollarocracy

Dollarocracy

By: John Nichols; Robert McChesney

Publisher: Nation Books

Publication Date: 11-JUN-2013

Insert Date: 16-NOV-2013

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Fresh from the first $10 billion election campaign, two award-winning authors show how unbridled campaign spending defines our politics and, failing a dramatic intervention, signals the end of our democracy Blending vivid reporting from the 2012 campaign trail and deep perspective from decades covering American and international media and politics, political journalist John Nichols and media critic Robert W. McChesney explain how US elections are becoming controlled, predictable enterprises that are managed by a new class of consultants who wield millions of dollars and define our...

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Predictive Health

Predictive Health

By: Kenneth L. Brigham; Michael M. E. Johns

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 02-OCT-2012

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America's health care system is crippled by desperate efforts to prevent the inevitable. A third of the national Medicare budget—nearly $175 billion—is spent on the final year of life, and a third of that amount on the final month, often on expensive (and futile) treatments. Such efforts betray a fundamental flaw in how we think about healthcare: we squander resources on hopeless situations, instead of using them to actually improve health.In  Predictive Health , distinguished doctors Kenneth Brigham and Michael M.E. Johns propose a solution: invest earlier—and use science and technology...

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America’s Unwritten Constitution

America’s Unwritten Constitution

By: Akhil Reed Amar

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 11-SEP-2012

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Despite its venerated place atop American law and politics, our written Constitution does not enumerate all of the rules and rights, principles and procedures that actually govern modern America. The document makes no explicit mention of cherished concepts like the separation of powers and the rule of law. On some issues, the plain meaning of the text misleads. For example, the text seems to say that the vice president presides over his own impeachment trial—but surely this cannot be right. As esteemed legal scholar Akhil Reed Amar explains in America’s Unwritten Constitution, the...

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The Haves and the Have-Nots

The Haves and the Have-Nots

By: Branko Milanovic

Publisher: Basic Books

Publication Date: 28-DEC-2010

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Who is the richest person in the world, ever? Does where you were born affect how much money you’ll earn over a lifetime? How would we know? Why—beyond the idle curiosity—do these questions even matter? In  The Haves and the Have-Nots , Branko Milanovic, one of the world’s leading experts on wealth, poverty, and the gap that separates them, explains these and other mysteries of how wealth is unevenly spread throughout our world, now and through time. Milanovic uses history, literature and stories straight out of today’s newspapers, to discuss one of the major divisions in our social...

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Where the Jobs Are: Entrepreneurship and the Soul of the American Economy

Where the Jobs Are: Entrepreneurship and the Soul of the American Economy

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 16-SEP-2013

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A guide to ending America's jobs emergency by accelerating the true engine of job creation—start-ups Four years after the end of the Great Recession, 23 million Americans remain unemployed, underemployed, or have left the workforce discouraged. Even worse, Washington policymakers seem out of ideas. Where the Jobs Are: Entrepreneurship and the Soul of the American Economy shows how America can restore its great job-creation machine. Recent research has demonstrated that virtually all net new job creation in the United States over the past thirty years has come from businesses less...

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Endgame: The End of the Debt SuperCycle and How It Changes Everything

Endgame: The End of the Debt SuperCycle and How It Changes Everything

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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Publication Date: 08-MAR-2011

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Greece isn't the only country drowning in debt. The Debt Supercycle—when the easily managed, decades-long growth of debt results in a massive sovereign debt and credit crisis—is affecting developed countries around the world, including the United States. For these countries, there are only two options, and neither is good—restructure the debt or reduce it through austerity measures. Endgame details the Debt Supercycle and the sovereign debt crisis, and shows that, while there are no good choices, the worst choice would be to ignore the deleveraging resulting from the credit crisis. The...

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Driving Climate Change

Driving Climate Change

By: Daniel Sperling; James S. Cannon

Publisher: Academic Press

Publication Date: 26-JUL-2010

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Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing global society. The debate over what to do is confounded by the uncertain relationship between increasing greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, and the impact of those changes on nature and human civilization. This book will provide professionals and students alike with the latest information regarding greenhouse emissions while presenting the most up-to-date techniques for reducing these emissions. It will investigate three broad strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions: 1) reducing motorized travel, 2) shifting to...

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Public Debt Dynamics of Europe and the U.S.

Public Debt Dynamics of Europe and the U.S.

By: Dimitris N. Chorafas

Publisher: Elsevier

Publication Date: 19-OCT-2013

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Public Debt Dynamics of Europe and the U.S., provides the evidence and implications of current policies by sovereigns and central banks, in dealing with the debt abyss.  It brings in perspective the diversity of opinion reigning in modern economics and finance and outlines the themes which, among themselves, are defining the society in which we live. Our epoch has accepted the theory that leveraging is good for a person, a company or even a nation. This has led to the debt syndrome and its disastrous aftereffects. Throughout the book evidence emerges that piling up public debt can...