Popular Mechanics by

Popular Mechanics
  • Title : Popular Mechanics
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  • Pages : 140
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  • Language : English
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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.


Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by N.A

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Title : Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 40
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  • Language : English
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.


Income Inequality by Brian Keeley,Oecd

Income Inequality
  • Title : Income Inequality
  • Author : Brian Keeley,Oecd
  • Publisher : Org. for Economic Cooperation & Development
  • ISBN Code : 9789264246003
  • Pages : 120
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  • Language : English
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Income inequality is rising. A quarter of a century ago, the average disposable income of the richest 10% in OECD countries was around seven times higher than that of the poorest 10%; today, it's around 9½ times higher. Why does this matter? Many fear this widening gap is hurting individuals, societies and even economies. This book explores income inequality across five main headings. It starts by explaining some key terms in the inequality debate. It then examines recent trends and explains why income inequality varies between countries. Next it looks at why income gaps are growing and, in particular, at the rise of the 1%. It then looks at the consequences, including research that suggests widening inequality could hurt economic growth. Finally, it examines policies for addressing inequality and making economies more inclusive.


Cincinnati Magazine by N.A

Cincinnati Magazine
  • Title : Cincinnati Magazine
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : 148
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  • Language : English
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Cincinnati Magazine taps into the DNA of the city, exploring shopping, dining, living, and culture and giving readers a ringside seat on the issues shaping the region.


Ebony by N.A

Ebony
  • Title : Ebony
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : 204
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  • Language : English
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EBONY is the flagship magazine of Johnson Publishing. Founded in 1945 by John H. Johnson, it still maintains the highest global circulation of any African American-focused magazine.


Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists by N.A

Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Title : Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Author : N.A
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  • Pages : 96
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  • Language : English
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The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is the premier public resource on scientific and technological developments that impact global security. Founded by Manhattan Project Scientists, the Bulletin's iconic "Doomsday Clock" stimulates solutions for a safer world.


ALT DIS by Christopher L. Schroeder,Helen Fox,Patricia Bizzell

ALT DIS
  • Title : ALT DIS
  • Author : Christopher L. Schroeder,Helen Fox,Patricia Bizzell
  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 196
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  • Language : English
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Patricia Bizzell has argued that teachers of composition, if they are going to prepare students for success in other classrooms and other contexts, cannot afford to ignore alternative forms of discourse that are appearing now in the academy. This edited collection of original essays both discusses and at times exemplifies extraordinary examples of just such alternatives-discourses that embody new and different forms of intellectual work Together, their writings pose and answer some intriguing questions about the: use of nonstandard discourse to illustrate unconventional forms of intellectual work role of nonstandard discourse in scholarship from disciplines across the curriculum theoretical complexities of discourses defined as "alternative," "hybrid," "mixed," or "constructed" relationships among communities, discourses, and linguistic standards new conditions in composition classrooms made up of more students of English as a foreign language and students using non-standard dialects teacher-student relationships within the context of alternative forms of intellectual work. Using unconventional structures and formats while acknowledging new modes and methods, this provocative volume argues eloquently for inclusion of a broader range of expression in academic writing.


Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence by Expert Group Meeting on Male Roles and M

Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence
  • Title : Male Roles, Masculinities and Violence
  • Author : Expert Group Meeting on Male Roles and M
  • Publisher : UNESCO
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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This book is based on an expert group meeting entitled 'Male Roles and Masculinities in the Perspective of a Culture of Peace', which was organised by UNESCO in Oslo, Norway in 1997, the first international discussion of the connections between men and masculinity and peace and war. The group consisted of researchers, activists, policy makers and administrators and the aim of the meeting was to formulate practical suggestions for change. Chapters in the book consist of both regional case studies and social science research on the connections of traditional masculinity and patriarchy to violence and peace building. The Culture of Peace initiatives in this book show how violence is ineffective, and the book contests the views in the socialisation of boy-children that aggressiveness, violence and force are an acceptable means of expression.


Inequality in Latin America[ by N.A

Inequality in Latin America[
  • Title : Inequality in Latin America[
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 380
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  • Language : English
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World Report on Disability by World Health Organization

World Report on Disability
  • Title : World Report on Disability
  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789241564182
  • Pages : 325
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  • Language : English
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The World Report on Disability suggests more than a billion people totally experience disability. They generally have poorer health, lower education and fewer economic opportunities and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. This report provides the best available evidence about what works to overcome barriers to better care and services.


The Truly Disadvantaged by William Julius Wilson

The Truly Disadvantaged
  • Title : The Truly Disadvantaged
  • Author : William Julius Wilson
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN Code : 0226924653
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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Renowned American sociologist William Julius Wilson takes a look at the social transformation of inner city ghettos, offering a sharp evaluation of the convergence of race and poverty. Rejecting both conservative and liberal interpretations of life in the inner city, Wilson offers essential information and a number of solutions to policymakers. The Truly Disadvantaged is a wide-ranging examination, looking at the relationship between race, employment, and education from the 1950s onwards, with surprising and provocative findings. This second edition also includes a new afterword from Wilson himself that brings the book up to date and offers fresh insight into its findings. “The Truly Disadvantaged should spur critical thinking in many quarters about the causes and possible remedies for inner city poverty. As policymakers grapple with the problems of an enlarged underclass they—as well as community leaders and all concerned Americans of all races—would be advised to examine Mr. Wilson's incisive analysis.”—Robert Greenstein, New York Times Book Review


The Chosen Few by Maristella Botticini,Zvi Eckstein

The Chosen Few
  • Title : The Chosen Few
  • Author : Maristella Botticini,Zvi Eckstein
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0691163510
  • Pages : 344
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  • Language : English
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In 70 CE, the Jews were an agrarian and illiterate people living mostly in the Land of Israel and Mesopotamia. By 1492 the Jewish people had become a small group of literate urbanites specializing in crafts, trade, moneylending, and medicine in hundreds of places across the Old World, from Seville to Mangalore. What caused this radical change? The Chosen Few presents a new answer to this question by applying the lens of economic analysis to the key facts of fifteen formative centuries of Jewish history. Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein offer a powerful new explanation of one of the most significant transformations in Jewish history while also providing fresh insights into the growing debate about the social and economic impact of religion.


The Economics of Climate Change by Nicholas Stern,Nicholas Herbert Stern,Great Britain. Treasury

The Economics of Climate Change
  • Title : The Economics of Climate Change
  • Author : Nicholas Stern,Nicholas Herbert Stern,Great Britain. Treasury
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521700809
  • Pages : 692
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  • Language : English
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Independent, rigorous and comprehensive analysis of the economic aspects of climate change.


New Realities in Foreign Affairs by Volker Stanzel

New Realities in Foreign Affairs
  • Title : New Realities in Foreign Affairs
  • Author : Volker Stanzel
  • Publisher : Nomos Verlag
  • ISBN Code : 3845299509
  • Pages : 127
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  • Language : English
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Moderne Diplomatie wirkt heute in viele Bereiche des modernen Lebens hinein. Sie ist zugleich selbst neuen Einflüssen ausgesetzt. Faktoren, die unsere Gesellschaften verändern, verändern auch unser Regierungshandeln, auch in der Außenpolitik, seien es Digitalisierung, emotionalisierte Sensibilitäten unserer Öffentlichkeiten oder nicht-staatliche internationale Akteure. Derartige Entwicklungen müssen von der Diplomatie aufgenommen werden, damit sie weiter als Instrument einer Regierung funktionieren kann. Regierungen sollten Wege finden, zwischen den neuen Bedürfnissen der Gesellschaft und den Notwendigkeiten legitimen Regierungshandelns zu vermitteln. Das Ziel sollte sein, als souveräner Staat handeln zu können und zugleich das Potential der tiefgreifenden gesellschaftlichen Veränderungen zu nutzen. Mit Beiträgen von Volker Stanzel, Sascha Lohmann, Andrew Cooper, Christer Jönsson, Corneliu Bjola, Emillie V. de Keulenaar, Jan Melissen, Karsten D. Voigt, Kim B. Olsen, Hanns W. Maull und R. S. Zaharna


Introduction to Probability by Joseph K. Blitzstein,Jessica Hwang

Introduction to Probability
  • Title : Introduction to Probability
  • Author : Joseph K. Blitzstein,Jessica Hwang
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 1466575573
  • Pages : 596
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  • Language : English
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Developed from celebrated Harvard statistics lectures, Introduction to Probability provides essential language and tools for understanding statistics, randomness, and uncertainty. The book explores a wide variety of applications and examples, ranging from coincidences and paradoxes to Google PageRank and Markov chain Monte Carlo (MCMC). Additional application areas explored include genetics, medicine, computer science, and information theory. The print book version includes a code that provides free access to an eBook version. The authors present the material in an accessible style and motivate concepts using real-world examples. Throughout, they use stories to uncover connections between the fundamental distributions in statistics and conditioning to reduce complicated problems to manageable pieces. The book includes many intuitive explanations, diagrams, and practice problems. Each chapter ends with a section showing how to perform relevant simulations and calculations in R, a free statistical software environment.


The East Asian Miracle by World Bank

The East Asian Miracle
  • Title : The East Asian Miracle
  • Author : World Bank
  • Publisher : Washington, D.C. : World Bank
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 34
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  • Language : English
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Digital Economy Report 2019 by United Nations Publications

Digital Economy Report 2019
  • Title : Digital Economy Report 2019
  • Author : United Nations Publications
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789211129557
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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The Digital Economy Report 2019 on "Value creation and capture: Implications for developing countries" takes stock of recent trends in the global digital landscape and discusses the development and policy implications of data and digital platforms. A key feature of the evolving digital economy is the increasing role of digital data as an economic resource, together with digital platforms as new influential actors, with capacity to collect, process, analyze and monetize data. The report considers policy options for countries to help ensure that they capture a fair part of the value created in the digital economy for inclusive development. Key issues include the market impact of emerging technologies and digital platforms, the impact on smaller businesses in developing countries and the implications for infrastructure, entrepreneurship, skills, competition, data flows, data protection, taxation and other relevant policies.


Class Dismissed by John Marsh

Class Dismissed
  • Title : Class Dismissed
  • Author : John Marsh
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • ISBN Code : 1583672702
  • Pages : 255
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  • Language : English
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In Class Dismissed, John Marsh debunks a myth cherished by journalists, politicians, and economists: that growing poverty and inequality in the United States can be solved through education. Using sophisticated analysis combined with personal experience in the classroom, Marsh not only shows that education has little impact on poverty and inequality, but that our mistaken beliefs actively shape the way we structure our schools and what we teach in them. Rather than focus attention on the hierarchy of jobs and power--where most jobs require relatively little education, and the poor enjoy very little political power--money is funneled into educational endeavors that ultimately do nothing to challenge established social structures, and in fact reinforce them. And when educational programs prove ineffective at reducing inequality, the ones whom these programs were intended to help end up blaming themselves. Marsh's struggle to grasp the connection between education, poverty, and inequality is both powerful and poignant.


Moving Out of Poverty by Deepa Narayan,Patti Petesch

Moving Out of Poverty
  • Title : Moving Out of Poverty
  • Author : Deepa Narayan,Patti Petesch
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9780821381120
  • Pages : 576
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  • Language : English
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There is no peace with hunger. Only promises and promises and no fulfillment. If there is no job, there is no peace. If there is nothing to cook in the pot, there is no peace. - Oscar, a 57-year-old man, El Gorri n, Colombia They want to construct their houses near the road, and they cannot do that if they do not have peace with their enemies. So peace and the road have developed a symbiotic relation. One cannot live without the other. . . . - A community leader from a conflict-affected community on the island of Mindanao, Philippines Most conflict studies focus on the national level, but this volume focuses on the community level. It explores how communities experience and recover from violent conflict, and the surprising opportunities that can emerge for poor people to move out of poverty in these harsh contexts. 'Rising from the Ashes of Conflict' reveals how poor people s mobility is shaped by local democracy, people s associations, aid strategies, and the local economic environment in over 100 communities in seven conflict-affected countries, including Afghanistan. The findings suggest the need to rethink postconflict development assistance. This is the fourth volume in a series derived from the Moving Out of Poverty study, which explores mobility from the perspectives of poor people in more than 500 communities across 15 countries.


Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education Lessons from PISA for Japan by OECD

Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education Lessons from PISA for Japan
  • Title : Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education Lessons from PISA for Japan
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9264118535
  • Pages : 208
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  • Language : English
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This report presents examples that might be useful for Japan from other countries with consistently high-performing education systems.


Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States by National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community

Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
  • Title : Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States
  • Author : National Research Council,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics,Policy and Global Affairs,Committee on Science, Technology, and Law,Committee on Identifying the Needs of the Forensic Sciences Community
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309142393
  • Pages : 348
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  • Language : English
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Scores of talented and dedicated people serve the forensic science community, performing vitally important work. However, they are often constrained by lack of adequate resources, sound policies, and national support. It is clear that change and advancements, both systematic and scientific, are needed in a number of forensic science disciplines to ensure the reliability of work, establish enforceable standards, and promote best practices with consistent application. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States: A Path Forward provides a detailed plan for addressing these needs and suggests the creation of a new government entity, the National Institute of Forensic Science, to establish and enforce standards within the forensic science community. The benefits of improving and regulating the forensic science disciplines are clear: assisting law enforcement officials, enhancing homeland security, and reducing the risk of wrongful conviction and exoneration. Strengthening Forensic Science in the United States gives a full account of what is needed to advance the forensic science disciplines, including upgrading of systems and organizational structures, better training, widespread adoption of uniform and enforceable best practices, and mandatory certification and accreditation programs. While this book provides an essential call-to-action for congress and policy makers, it also serves as a vital tool for law enforcement agencies, criminal prosecutors and attorneys, and forensic science educators.


Health Professional Mobility in a Changing Europe by J. Buchan,Who Regional Office for Europe,M. Wismar,Jeni Bremner,I. A. Glinos

Health Professional Mobility in a Changing Europe
  • Title : Health Professional Mobility in a Changing Europe
  • Author : J. Buchan,Who Regional Office for Europe,M. Wismar,Jeni Bremner,I. A. Glinos
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789289050258
  • Pages : 396
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  • Language : English
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Health professional mobility in Europe has become a fast moving target for policy makers. It is evolving rapidly in direction and magnitude as a consequence of fundamental change caused by EU enlargement and the financial and economic crisis. Health professional mobility changes the numbers of health professionals in countries and the skill-mix of the workforce, with consequences for health system performance. Countries must factor in mobility if they are forecasting and planning their workforce requirements. To this end they need clarity on mobility trends and the mobile workforce, and effective interventions for retaining domestic and integrating foreign-trained health workers. Health professional mobility remains an unfinished agenda in Europe, at a time when the repercussions of the financial crisis continue to impact on the European health workforce and its patterns of mobility. This book sheds new light on health professional mobility in this changing Europe. It is the second volume of the PROMeTHEUS project, following the previously published country case study volume. The 14 thematic chapters in this book are grouped in three parts: * The changing dynamics of health professional mobility * The mobile individual * Policy responses in a changing Europe The book goes well beyond situation analysis as it presents practical tools such as a yardstick for registry methodology, a typology of mobile individuals, qualitative tools for studying the motivation of the workforce and a set of concrete policy responses at EU, national and organizational level including bi-lateral agreements, codes and workplace responses.


Puzzles of Economic Growth by Leszek Balcerowicz,Andrzej Rzo?ca

Puzzles of Economic Growth
  • Title : Puzzles of Economic Growth
  • Author : Leszek Balcerowicz,Andrzej Rzo?ca
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1464803269
  • Pages : 352
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  • Language : English
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By comparing countries like Venezuela and Chile, China and India, Dominican Republic and Haiti, and others, the book tries to answer the questions of which institutions and policies are crucial for stable long term economic growth.


Self-Reliance by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-Reliance
  • Title : Self-Reliance
  • Author : Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 0359490921
  • Pages : 54
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  • Language : English
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In Self-Reliance, Emerson expounds on the importance of trusting your soul, as well as divine providence, to carve out a life. A firm believer in nonconformity, Emerson celebrates the individual and stresses the value of listening to the inner voice unique to each of us?even when it defies society's expectations. This new 2019 edition of Self-Reliance from Logos Books includes The American Scholar, a stirring speech of Emerson's, as well as footnotes and images throughout.


Rediscovering Geography by Rediscovering Geography Committee,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council

Rediscovering Geography
  • Title : Rediscovering Geography
  • Author : Rediscovering Geography Committee,Commission on Geosciences, Environment and Resources,Division on Earth and Life Studies,National Research Council
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309577624
  • Pages : 241
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  • Language : English
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As political, economic, and environmental issues increasingly spread across the globe, the science of geography is being rediscovered by scientists, policymakers, and educators alike. Geography has been made a core subject in U.S. schools, and scientists from a variety of disciplines are using analytical tools originally developed by geographers. Rediscovering Geography presents a broad overview of geography's renewed importance in a changing world. Through discussions and highlighted case studies, this book illustrates geography's impact on international trade, environmental change, population growth, information infrastructure, the condition of cities, the spread of AIDS, and much more. The committee examines some of the more significant tools for data collection, storage, analysis, and display, with examples of major contributions made by geographers. Rediscovering Geography provides a blueprint for the future of the discipline, recommending how to strengthen its intellectual and institutional foundation and meet the demand for geographic expertise among professionals and the public.


World Heritage in Europe today by Galland, Pierre,Lisitzin, Katri,Oudaille-Diethardt, Anatole,Young, Christopher

World Heritage in Europe today
  • Title : World Heritage in Europe today
  • Author : Galland, Pierre,Lisitzin, Katri,Oudaille-Diethardt, Anatole,Young, Christopher
  • Publisher : UNESCO Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9231001434
  • Pages : 120
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  • Language : English
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In it Together by Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

In it Together
  • Title : In it Together
  • Author : Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • Publisher : OCDE
  • ISBN Code : 9789264232662
  • Pages : 332
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  • Language : English
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This book highlights the key areas where inequalities are created and where new policies are required. It examines the consequences of current consolidation policies, structural labor market changes with rising non-standard work and job polarization, persisting gender gaps, the challenge of high-wealth concentration, and the role for redistribution policies.


The Digital Dilemma by National Research Council,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Committee on Intellectual Property Rights in the Emerging Information Infrastructure

The Digital Dilemma
  • Title : The Digital Dilemma
  • Author : National Research Council,Computer Science and Telecommunications Board,Committee on Intellectual Property Rights in the Emerging Information Infrastructure
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309064996
  • Pages : 364
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Imagine sending a magazine article to 10 friends-making photocopies, putting them in envelopes, adding postage, and mailing them. Now consider how much easier it is to send that article to those 10 friends as an attachment to e-mail. Or to post the article on your own site on the World Wide Web. The ease of modifying or copying digitized material and the proliferation of computer networking have raised fundamental questions about copyright and patent--intellectual property protections rooted in the U.S. Constitution. Hailed for quick and convenient access to a world of material, the Internet also poses serious economic issues for those who create and market that material. If people can so easily send music on the Internet for free, for example, who will pay for music? This book presents the multiple facets of digitized intellectual property, defining terms, identifying key issues, and exploring alternatives. It follows the complex threads of law, business, incentives to creators, the American tradition of access to information, the international context, and the nature of human behavior. Technology is explored for its ability to transfer content and its potential to protect intellectual property rights. The book proposes research and policy recommendations as well as principles for policymaking.


School, Family, and Community Partnerships by Joyce L. Epstein,Mavis G. Sanders,Steven B. Sheldon,Beth S. Simon,Karen Clark Salinas,Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn,Frances L. Van Voorhis,Cecelia S. Martin,Brenda G. Thomas,Marsha D. Greenfeld,Darcy J. Hutchins,Kenyatta J. Williams

School, Family, and Community Partnerships
  • Title : School, Family, and Community Partnerships
  • Author : Joyce L. Epstein,Mavis G. Sanders,Steven B. Sheldon,Beth S. Simon,Karen Clark Salinas,Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn,Frances L. Van Voorhis,Cecelia S. Martin,Brenda G. Thomas,Marsha D. Greenfeld,Darcy J. Hutchins,Kenyatta J. Williams
  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • ISBN Code : 1506391354
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Strengthen family and community engagement to promote equity and increase student success! When schools, families, and communities collaborate and share responsibility for students' education, more students succeed in school. Based on 30 years of research and fieldwork, this fourth edition of a bestseller provides tools and guidelines to use to develop more effective and equitable programs of family and community engagement. Written by a team of well-known experts, this foundational text demonstrates a proven approach to implement and sustain inclusive, goal-oriented programs. Readers will find: Many examples and vignettes Rubrics and checklists for implementation of plans CD-ROM complete with slides and notes for workshop presentations


The Passions and the Interests by Albert O. Hirschman

The Passions and the Interests
  • Title : The Passions and the Interests
  • Author : Albert O. Hirschman
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN Code : 0691015988
  • Pages : 153
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  • Language : English
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By drawing on the writings of a number of thinkers, and by reconstructing the intellectual climate of the 17th and 18th centuries, the author offers a new interpretation for the rise of capitalism, one that portrays this lengthy ideological change as an endogenous processand that emphasizes the continuities between old and new, in contrast to the assumption of a sharp break.


Getting in, staying in and getting on by Liz Sayce,Great BritainDepartment for Work and Pensions

Getting in, staying in and getting on
  • Title : Getting in, staying in and getting on
  • Author : Liz Sayce,Great BritainDepartment for Work and Pensions
  • Publisher : The Stationery Office
  • ISBN Code : 9780101808125
  • Pages : 150
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This review, looking at disability employment support, and entitled "Getting in, staying in and getting on", seeks to ensure that disabled people have the opportunities and support needed to meet their employment aspirations. The focus of the review has set out a number of recommendations for employment support and the author has focused on three areas to promote this objective. (1) To set out the types of support that today's young disabled people will want in a future economy; (2) Enshrining the right to work objectives as set out in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; (3) To make a case for cross-Government work to unlock the big enablers of employment, that is "Getting in, staying in and getting on" , which includes raising the aspirations of what disabled people can achieve. For "getting in" this should include more disabled people doing apprenticeships, work experience and work placements; for "staying in" there should be better promotion for Access to Work for retension and for "getting on" there should be greater encouragement of disabled people in setting up businesses and gaining skills for career development. The publication is divided into 5 chapters, with appendices.


Our Kids by Robert D. Putnam

Our Kids
  • Title : Our Kids
  • Author : Robert D. Putnam
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN Code : 1476769907
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A New York Times bestseller and “a passionate, urgent” (The New Yorker) examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobility. Central to the very idea of America is the principle that we are a nation of opportunity. But over the last quarter century we have seen a disturbing “opportunity gap” emerge. We Americans have always believed that those who have talent and try hard will succeed, but this central tenet of the American Dream seems no longer true or at the least, much less true than it was. In Our Kids, Robert Putnam offers a personal and authoritative look at this new American crisis, beginning with the example of his high school class of 1959 in Port Clinton, Ohio. The vast majority of those students went on to lives better than those of their parents. But their children and grandchildren have faced diminishing prospects. Putnam tells the tale of lessening opportunity through poignant life stories of rich, middle class, and poor kids from cities and suburbs across the country, brilliantly blended with the latest social-science research. “A truly masterful volume” (Financial Times), Our Kids provides a disturbing account of the American dream that is “thoughtful and persuasive” (The Economist). Our Kids offers a rare combination of individual testimony and rigorous evidence: “No one can finish this book and feel complacent about equal opportunity” (The New York Times Book Review).


100 Cases in Clinical Medicine, Second Edition by John Rees,James Pattison,Gwyn Williams

100 Cases in Clinical Medicine, Second Edition
  • Title : 100 Cases in Clinical Medicine, Second Edition
  • Author : John Rees,James Pattison,Gwyn Williams
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 1444166557
  • Pages : 272
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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100 Cases in Clinical Medicine is an indispensable revision tool for medical students preparing for clinical examinations or OSCEs. Using scenarios which mimic daily life, the cases will interest students in clinical problems and help them develop their clinical reasoning skills, with each case presenting details of a patient's medical history and the key findings of a clinical examination, together with initial investigation results for evaluation. Key questions then prompt the student to evaluate the patient, and reach a decision regarding their condition and the possible management plan, while the answer pages will help the student to understand the processes that a clinician goes through in dealing with the problems presented. Contents are organised to provide a quick review of each body system, with a selection of cases relevant to that specific system, then the majority are presented randomly to mimic real life in a GP surgery or emergency department. New to this edition: a review of each body system as well as random cases; new page design with a second colour used throughout; and brought up-to-date with 25% new cases.


Skilled Labor Mobility and Migration by Elisabetta Gentile

Skilled Labor Mobility and Migration
  • Title : Skilled Labor Mobility and Migration
  • Author : Elisabetta Gentile
  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 1788116178
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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One of the primary objectives of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), established in 2015, was to boost skilled labor mobility within the region. This insightful book takes stock of the existing trends and patterns of skilled labor migration in the ASEAN. It endeavors to identify the likely winners and losers from the free movement of natural persons within the region through counterfactual policy simulations. Finally, it discusses existing issues and obstacles through case studies, as well as other sectoral examples.


Fundamentals of Biomechanics by Duane Knudson

Fundamentals of Biomechanics
  • Title : Fundamentals of Biomechanics
  • Author : Duane Knudson
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1475752989
  • Pages : 337
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Fundamentals of Biomechanics introduces the exciting world of how human movement is created and how it can be improved. Teachers, coaches and physical therapists all use biomechanics to help people improve movement and decrease the risk of injury. The book presents a comprehensive review of the major concepts of biomechanics and summarizes them in nine principles of biomechanics. Fundamentals of Biomechanics concludes by showing how these principles can be used by movement professionals to improve human movement. Specific case studies are presented in physical education, coaching, strength and conditioning, and sports medicine.


Business Ethics by Stephen M. Byars,Kurt Stanberry

Business Ethics
  • Title : Business Ethics
  • Author : Stephen M. Byars,Kurt Stanberry
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781947172562
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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EIB Investment Report 2019/2020 by European Investment Bank

EIB Investment Report 2019/2020
  • Title : EIB Investment Report 2019/2020
  • Author : European Investment Bank
  • Publisher : European Investment Bank
  • ISBN Code : 9286144679
  • Pages : 400
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Investment Report, issued annually by the European Investment Bank, provides a comprehensive overview and analysis of investment and the financing of investment in the European Union. It combines the exploration of investment trends with in-depth analysis, focusing especially on the drivers and barriers to investment activity. The report leverages on a unique set of databases and survey data, including EIBIS, an annual survey of 13 500 firms in Europe, which focuses on their assessment of investment and investment finance conditions, and which allows analysis with firm balance sheet information. The report provides critical inputs to policy debates on the need for public action on investment, and on the types of intervention that can have the greatest impact.


The Class Ceiling by Friedman, Sam,Laurison, Daniel

The Class Ceiling
  • Title : The Class Ceiling
  • Author : Friedman, Sam,Laurison, Daniel
  • Publisher : Policy Press
  • ISBN Code : 1447336100
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Politicians continually tell us that anyone can get ahead. But is that really true? This important best-selling book takes readers behind the closed doors of elite employers to reveal how class affects who gets to the top. Friedman and Laurison show that a powerful ‘class pay gap’ exists in Britain’s elite occupations. Even when those from working-class backgrounds make it into prestigious jobs, they earn, on average, 16% less than colleagues from privileged backgrounds. But why is this the case? . Drawing on 175 interviews across four case studies - television, accountancy, architecture, and acting – they explore the complex barriers facing the upwardly mobile. This is a rich, ambitious book that demands we take seriously not just the glass but also the class ceiling.


OECD Principles for Integrity in Public Procurement by OECD

OECD Principles for Integrity in Public Procurement
  • Title : OECD Principles for Integrity in Public Procurement
  • Author : OECD
  • Publisher : OECD Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9264056521
  • Pages : 140
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The OECD Principles for Integrity in Public Procurement are a ground-breaking instrument that promotes good governance in the entire procurement cycle, from needs assessment to contract management.


Development and the Next Generation by Emmanuel Jimenez,World Bank

Development and the Next Generation
  • Title : Development and the Next Generation
  • Author : Emmanuel Jimenez,World Bank
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 317
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The theme of The World Development Report 2007 is youth - young people between the ages of 12 to 24. As this population group seeks identity and independence, they make decisions that affect not only their own well-being, but that of others, and they do this in a rapidly changing demographic and socio-economic environment. Supporting young people's transition to adulthood poses important opportunities and risky challenges for development policy. Are education systems preparing young people to cope with the demands of changing economies? What kind of support do they get as they enter the labor market? Can they move freely to where the jobs are? What can be done to help them avoid serious consequences of risky behavior, such as death from HIV-AIDS and drug abuse? Can their creative energy be directed productively to support development thinking? The report will focus on crucial capabilities and transitions in a young person's life: learning for life and work, staying healthy, working, forming families, and exercising citizenship. For each, there are opportunities and risks; for all, policies and institutions matter.