Managing epidemics by World Health Organization

Managing epidemics
  • Title : Managing epidemics
  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • ISBN Code : 9241565535
  • Pages : 257
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This manual provides concise and up-to-date knowledge on 15 infectious diseases that have the potential to become international threats and tips on how to respond to each of them. The 21st century has already been marked by major epidemics. Old diseases - cholera the plague and yellow fever - have returned and new ones have emerged - SARS pandemic influenza MERS Ebola and Zika. These epidemics and their impact on global public health have convinced the world s governments of the need for a collective and coordinated defense against emerging public health threats and accelerated the revision of the International Health Regulations (2005) entered into force in 2007. Another Ebola epidemic another plague epidemic or a new influenza pandemic are not mere probabilities the threat is real. Whether transmitted by mosquitoes other insects via contact with animals or person-to-person the only major uncertainty is when and where they or a new but equally lethal epidemic will emerge. These diseases all have the potential to spread internationally highlighting the importance of immediate and coordinated response. The diseases covered are: Ebola virus disease Lassa fever Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever yellow fever Zika Chikungunya avian and other zoonotic influenza seasonal influenza pandemic influenza Middle-East respiratory syndrome (MERS) cholera monkeypox the plague leptospirosis and meningococcal meningitis. Although originally developed as guidance for WHO officials this publication is available to a wide readership including all frontline responders - communities government officials non-State actors and public health professionals - who need to respond rapidly and effectively when an outbreak is detected.


International Legal English Teacher's Book by Jeremy Day

International Legal English Teacher's Book
  • Title : International Legal English Teacher's Book
  • Author : Jeremy Day
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521685566
  • Pages : 294
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

International Legal English Teacher's Book is an essential companion for any teacher wishing to use International Legal English in the classroom. The book offers invaluable background information about the law topics discussed, giving teachers the confidence to explore these topics with their students. The Teacher's Book guides the teacher through the exercises in the book and suggests optional consolidation activities along the way. It includes 45 extra photocopiable activities and adds a whole new communicative dimension to the course, with lots of ideas for discussion and role-plays.


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
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • 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.


Europe On-screen by Dominique Chansel,Council of Europe. Council for Cultural Co-operation

Europe On-screen
  • Title : Europe On-screen
  • Author : Dominique Chansel,Council of Europe. Council for Cultural Co-operation
  • Publisher : Council of Europe
  • ISBN Code : 9789287145314
  • Pages : 217
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Comprised of fact sheets on 50 films, illustrating 4 themes - nationalism, women, immigration and human rights -, it encourages teachers to exploit cinema as a source of 20th-century history and provides a pedagogical basis to do so. (from CoE website)


The State of the World's Children, 2003 by Carol Bellamy

The State of the World's Children, 2003
  • Title : The State of the World's Children, 2003
  • Author : Carol Bellamy
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780756729523
  • Pages : 123
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The focus of the 2003 UNICEF report, The State of the World's Children, is child participation, which is intended to remind adults of their obligation to elicit & consider the views of children & young people when decisions are being made that affect their lives. Chapters: Children Must Be Heard; Why Participation, Why Now?; Engaging Life; Active Learning; The Sharpest Edge; Listening to Children; Spaces for Participation; At the U.N. Special Session on Children; & Moving Forward. Panels: What children see, they show; Child participation: myth & reality; A child's Ôright' to participate; Girls win big!; Building nations; We asked them to speak; Children & the Media; & We are the world's children. Maps, photos, charts, tables & graphs.


Digital dividends by The World Bank,World Bank Group

Digital dividends
  • Title : Digital dividends
  • Author : The World Bank,World Bank Group
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1464806713
  • Pages : 376
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"This Report aims to inspire and guide the researchers and practitioners who can help advance a new set of development approaches based on a fuller consideration of psychological and social influences." - p. 2


Proofreading, Revising & Editing Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day by Brady Smith

Proofreading, Revising & Editing Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day
  • Title : Proofreading, Revising & Editing Skills Success in 20 Minutes a Day
  • Author : Brady Smith
  • Publisher : Learning Express Llc
  • ISBN Code : 9781576854662
  • Pages : 193
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This comprehensive guide will prepare candidates for the test in all 50 states. It includes four complete practice exams, a real estate refresher course and complete math review, as well as a real estate terms glossary with over 900 terms, and expert test-prep tips.


Introduction to International Legal English Student's Book with Audio CDs (2) by Amy Krois-Lindner,Matt Firth,TransLegal

Introduction to International Legal English Student's Book with Audio CDs (2)
  • Title : Introduction to International Legal English Student's Book with Audio CDs (2)
  • Author : Amy Krois-Lindner,Matt Firth,TransLegal
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780521718998
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Introduction to International Legal English is an intermediate level course for law students or newly-qualified lawyers who need to use English in their legal work or studies. Suitable for classroom use or self-study, the course prepares learners for using English in a commercial law environment. Using authentic legal texts and case studies supplied by TransLegal®, Europe's leading firm of lawyer-linguists, the course develops an understanding of the law and consolidates language skills. Featuring both academic and professional contexts, Introduction to International Legal English is an ideal starting point for preparing for the Cambridge ILEC examination.


World Development Report 2018 by World Bank Group

World Development Report 2018
  • Title : World Development Report 2018
  • Author : World Bank Group
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1464810982
  • Pages : 236
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  • Language : English
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Every year, the World Bank’s World Development Report (WDR) features a topic of central importance to global development. The 2018 WDR—LEARNING to Realize Education’s Promise—is the first ever devoted entirely to education. And the time is right: education has long been critical to human welfare, but it is even more so in a time of rapid economic and social change. The best way to equip children and youth for the future is to make their learning the center of all efforts to promote education. The 2018 WDR explores four main themes: First, education’s promise: education is a powerful instrument for eradicating poverty and promoting shared prosperity, but fulfilling its potential requires better policies—both within and outside the education system. Second, the need to shine a light on learning: despite gains in access to education, recent learning assessments reveal that many young people around the world, especially those who are poor or marginalized, are leaving school unequipped with even the foundational skills they need for life. At the same time, internationally comparable learning assessments show that skills in many middle-income countries lag far behind what those countries aspire to. And too often these shortcomings are hidden—so as a first step to tackling this learning crisis, it is essential to shine a light on it by assessing student learning better. Third, how to make schools work for all learners: research on areas such as brain science, pedagogical innovations, and school management has identified interventions that promote learning by ensuring that learners are prepared, teachers are both skilled and motivated, and other inputs support the teacher-learner relationship. Fourth, how to make systems work for learning: achieving learning throughout an education system requires more than just scaling up effective interventions. Countries must also overcome technical and political barriers by deploying salient metrics for mobilizing actors and tracking progress, building coalitions for learning, and taking an adaptive approach to reform.


The Ethics of Tax Evasion by Robert W. McGee

The Ethics of Tax Evasion
  • Title : The Ethics of Tax Evasion
  • Author : Robert W. McGee
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 1461412870
  • Pages : 692
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Why do people evade paying taxes? This is the central question addressed in this volume by Robert McGee and a multidisciplinary group of contributors from around the world. Applying insights from economics, public finance, political science, law, philosophy, theology and sociology, the authors consider the complex motivations for not paying taxes and the conditions under which this behavior might be rationalized. Applying theoretical approaches as well as empirical research, The Ethics of Tax Evasion considers three general arguments for tax evasion: (1) in cases where the government is corrupt or engaged in human rights abuses; (2) where citizens claim inability to pay, unfairness in the tax system, paying for things that do not benefit the taxpayer, excessively high tax rates, or where taxes are used to support an unpopular war; and (3) through philosophical, moral, or religious opposition. The authors further explore these issues by asking whether attitudes toward tax evasion differ by country or other demographic variables such as gender, age, ethnicity, income level, marital status, education or religion. The result is a multi-faceted analysis of tax evasion in cultural and institutional context, and, more generally, a study in ethical dilemmas and rational decision making.


Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner

Freakonomics
  • Title : Freakonomics
  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0062132342
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? What do schoolteachers and sumo wrestlers have in common? How much do parents really matter? These may not sound like typical questions for an economist to ask. But Steven D. Levitt is not a typical economist. He studies the riddles of everyday life--from cheating and crime to parenting and sports--and reaches conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head. Freakonomics is a groundbreaking collaboration between Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, an award-winning author and journalist. They set out to explore the inner workings of a crack gang, the truth about real estate agents, the secrets of the Ku Klux Klan, and much more. Through forceful storytelling and wry insight, they show that economics is, at root, the study of incentives--how people get what they want or need, especially when other people want or need the same thing.


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
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  • Language : English
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Big Data in Organizations and the Role of Human Resource Management by Tobias M. Scholz

Big Data in Organizations and the Role of Human Resource Management
  • Title : Big Data in Organizations and the Role of Human Resource Management
  • Author : Tobias M. Scholz
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
  • ISBN Code : 9783631718902
  • Pages : 237
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Big data are changing the way we work. This book conveys a theoretical understanding of big data and the related interactions on a socio-technological level as well as on the organizational level. Big data challenge the human resource department to take a new role. An organization's new competitive advantage is its employees augmented by big data.


Changing Difference by Catherine Malabou,Carolyn P. T. Shread

Changing Difference
  • Title : Changing Difference
  • Author : Catherine Malabou,Carolyn P. T. Shread
  • Publisher : Polity
  • ISBN Code : 0745651089
  • Pages : 164
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  • Language : English
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Translated by CAROLYN SHREAD In the post-feminist age the fact that ‘woman' finds herself deprived of her ‘essence' only confirms, paradoxically, a very ancient state of affairs: ‘woman' has never been able to define herself in any other way than in terms of the violence done to her. Violence alone confers her being - whether it is domestic and social violence or theoretical violence. The critique of ‘essentialism' (i.e. there is no specifically feminine essence) proposed by both gender theory and deconstruction is just one more twist in the ontological negation of the feminine. Contrary to all expectations, however, this ever more radical hollowing out of woman within intellectual movements supposed to protect her, this assimilation of woman to a ‘being nothing', clears the way for a new beginning. Let us now assume the thought of ‘woman' as an empty but resistant essence, an essence that is resistant precisely because it is empty, a resistance that strikes down the impossibility of its own disappearance once and for all. To ask what remains of woman after the sacrifice of her being is to signal a new era in the feminist struggle, changing the terms of the battle to go beyond both essentialism and anti-essentialism. In this path-breaking work Catherine Malabou begins with philosophy, asking: what is the life of a woman philosopher?


REDD+ on the ground by Erin O Sills,Stibniati S Atmadja,Claudio de Sassi,Amy E Duchelle,Demetrius L Kweka,Ida Aju Pradnja Resosudarmo,William D Sunderlin

REDD+ on the ground
  • Title : REDD+ on the ground
  • Author : Erin O Sills,Stibniati S Atmadja,Claudio de Sassi,Amy E Duchelle,Demetrius L Kweka,Ida Aju Pradnja Resosudarmo,William D Sunderlin
  • Publisher : CIFOR
  • ISBN Code : 6021504550
  • Pages : 500
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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REDD+ is one of the leading near-term options for global climate change mitigation. More than 300 subnational REDD+ initiatives have been launched across the tropics, responding to both the call for demonstration activities in the Bali Action Plan and the market for voluntary carbon offset credits.


Digital Economy. Emerging Technologies and Business Innovation by Rim Jallouli,Mohamed Anis Bach Tobji,Deny Bélisle,Sehl Mellouli,Farid Abdallah,Ibrahim Osman

Digital Economy. Emerging Technologies and Business Innovation
  • Title : Digital Economy. Emerging Technologies and Business Innovation
  • Author : Rim Jallouli,Mohamed Anis Bach Tobji,Deny Bélisle,Sehl Mellouli,Farid Abdallah,Ibrahim Osman
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 303030874X
  • Pages : 413
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  • Language : English
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Digital Economy, ICDEc 2019, held in Beirut, Lebanon, in April 2019. The conference was founded in 2016 to discuss innovative research and projects related to the support role of Information System Technologies in the digital transformation process, business innovation and e-commerce. The 31 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 89 submissions. The theme of ICDEc 2019 was “Digital Economy: Emerging Technologies and Business Innovation”. The papers were organized in topical sections named: digital transformation; e-finance; social media communication; intelligent systems; e-commerce and business analytics; e-learning and cloud education; e-commerce and digital economy; data science; digital marketing; and digital business model.


Science for Policy Handbook by Joint Research Centre European Commission

Science for Policy Handbook
  • Title : Science for Policy Handbook
  • Author : Joint Research Centre European Commission
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • ISBN Code : 0128225963
  • Pages : 266
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  • Language : English
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Science for Policy Handbook is aimed at improving the use of science and evidence to increase the impact of knowledge on policy. The print version of the book is based on an open access version, available on Elsevier's ScienceDirect platform. The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service. The JRC's position as both a respected research organization and a leading practitioner at the science/policy interface puts it in a key position, via the Handbook, to be able to help provide an overview of this interface. The book will put together in one training, awareness-raising and capacity-building resources for researchers and for policymakers. The Handbook will bring scientifically rigorous advice, referenced and evidence-based to the highest possible extent, curated with a practical, user-focused approach. It will build upon JRC's institutional memory of the lessons learnt in using scientific evidence and advising policymakers. It will be directed to scientists and policymakers. The book is based on a larger body of work in the field of science-policy interaction, conducted by the JRC. Key examples include: Highlights from a political conference 'EU4Facts', focused on the relations of science and policy Conceptualisation of skills for practitioners at the science-policy interface, needed for effective evidence-informed policymaking Training researchers and policymakers on how to bring science and policy closer together In terms of themes, the Handbook identifies key problems underlying the current 'post-fact' context of the policy and political worlds, and proposes various solutions (new types of evidence, scientific methods, skills, etc.). Covers the vital area of science and policy making Includes contributions from leading commentators from the JRC/European Commission Conceptualisation of skills for practitioners at the science-policy interface, needed for effective evidence-informed policymaking


Communication in Pharmacy Practice by Sofia Kälvemark Sporrong,Susanne Kaae

Communication in Pharmacy Practice
  • Title : Communication in Pharmacy Practice
  • Author : Sofia Kälvemark Sporrong,Susanne Kaae
  • Publisher : MDPI
  • ISBN Code : 3038975761
  • Pages : 146
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Communication in Pharmacy Practice" that was published in Pharmacy


Pirate Trails by World Bank,Stuart Yikona

Pirate Trails
  • Title : Pirate Trails
  • Author : World Bank,Stuart Yikona
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0821399632
  • Pages : 106
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Traditionally piracy has produced sentimental notions of adventure, freedom, and independence. However, piracy is a criminal act and often involves high levels of violence that can have a devastating impact on the victims. This book attempts to understand the illicit financial flows from the proceeds of piracy.


Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition by Ellen Muehlhoff,Food and Agriculture Organization,Anthony Bennett,Deirdre McMahon

Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition
  • Title : Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition
  • Author : Ellen Muehlhoff,Food and Agriculture Organization,Anthony Bennett,Deirdre McMahon
  • Publisher : Food and Agriculture Organization
  • ISBN Code : 9789251078631
  • Pages : 404
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Milk and dairy products are a vital source of nutrition for many people. They also present livelihood opportunities for farm families, processors and other stakeholders in dairy value chains. Consumers, industry and governments need up-to-date information on how milk and dairy products can contribute to human nutrition and how dairy-industry development can best contribute to increasing food security and alleviating poverty. This publication is unique in drawing together information on nutrition, and dairy-industry development, providing a rich source of useful material on the role of dairy products in human nutrition and the way that investment in dairy-industry development has changed.


Heritage Regimes and the State by Bendix, Regina,Eggert, Aditya,Peselmann, Arnika

Heritage Regimes and the State
  • Title : Heritage Regimes and the State
  • Author : Bendix, Regina,Eggert, Aditya,Peselmann, Arnika
  • Publisher : Universitätsverlag Göttingen
  • ISBN Code : 3863951220
  • Pages : 413
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  • Language : English
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What happens when UNESCO heritage conventions are ratified by a state? How do UNESCO’s global efforts interact with preexisting local, regional and state efforts to conserve or promote culture? What new institutions emerge to address the mandate? The contributors to this volume focus on the work of translation and interpretation that ensues once heritage conventions are ratified and implemented. With seventeen case studies from Europe, Africa, the Caribbean and China, the volume provides comparative evidence for the divergent heritage regimes generated in states that differ in history and political organization. The cases illustrate how UNESCO’s aspiration to honor and celebrate cultural diversity diversifies itself. The very effort to adopt a global heritage regime forces myriad adaptations to particular state and interstate modalities of building and managing heritage.


The Prospects for Educational Planning by Institut International de Planification de 1'Éducation,United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning,Unesco

The Prospects for Educational Planning
  • Title : The Prospects for Educational Planning
  • Author : Institut International de Planification de 1'Éducation,United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France). International Inst. for Educational Planning,Unesco
  • Publisher : Unesco
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 337
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  • Language : English
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In late 1988, on the occasion of its 25th anniversary celebration, the International Institute for Educational Planning organized an international workshop to review the major problems faced by education today and to consider the future of educational planning worldwide. The workshop brought together researchers, planners, and specialists from all ideological, political, and geographical horizons to tackle topics such as the influence of economic and social change on education, educational finance difficulties, declining educational quality, preparation for employment, educational management issues, and educational planning prospects. This volume includes a selection of workshop papers, including a "Synthesis Report of the Workshop" (Francoise Caillods); "The Economic and Socio-Cultural Situation in Socialist Countries with Particular Emphasis on the USSR" (George Skorov); "The Financing of Education: Impact of the Crisis and the Adjustment Process" (Claude Tibi); "Teaching and Learning Conditions in Developing Countries" (Francoise Caillods and T. Neville Postlethwaite); "Universities and Development in Africa: Problems and Challenges for Planning" (Miala Diambomba); "Education, Work, and Employment: Present Issues and Future Challenges in Developed Countries" (Henry M. Levin and Russell W. Rumberger; "The Economics of Education: A More Than Slightly Jaundiced View of Where We Are Now" (Steven J. Klees); "The Role of the State in Education" (Juan Carlos Tedesco); and "Does Education Need Strategic Planning?" (Sylvain Lourie). Each chapter is followed by numerous bibliographic references. Appendices contain lists of participants and of 25th anniversary booklets. (MLH)


Wine Tourism Destination Management and Marketing by Marianna Sigala,Richard N.S. Robinson

Wine Tourism Destination Management and Marketing
  • Title : Wine Tourism Destination Management and Marketing
  • Author : Marianna Sigala,Richard N.S. Robinson
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3030004376
  • Pages : 621
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The book provides a holistic approach to wine destination management and marketing by bringing together wine tourism research with research in wine and destination management. Chapters are contributed by numerous international authors offering an international and multidisciplinary perspective. The book combines fresh research approaches with international industry examples and case studies in the following key topics: understanding demand of wine destinations; New approaches and practices of wine destination marketing; innovation and design of wine destination experiences and wine routes; planning and development of wine destinations. The book analyses wine destination management and marketing issues from the perspectives of the various stakeholders of wine destinations (e.g. tourists, cellar doors, wine tourism firms, destination managers, wine associations and networks). The book is equally valuable to researchers and industry professionals alike.


On Fuzziness by Rudolf Seising,Enric Trillas,Claudio Moraga,Settimo Termini

On Fuzziness
  • Title : On Fuzziness
  • Author : Rudolf Seising,Enric Trillas,Claudio Moraga,Settimo Termini
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3642356419
  • Pages : 431
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The notion of Fuzziness stands as one of the really new concepts that have recently enriched the world of Science. Science grows not only through technical and formal advances on one side and useful applications on the other side, but also as consequence of the introduction and assimilation of new concepts in its corpus. These, in turn, produce new developments and applications. And this is what Fuzziness, one of the few new concepts arisen in the XX Century, has been doing so far. This book aims at paying homage to Professor Lotfi A. Zadeh, the “father of fuzzy logic” and also at giving credit to his exceptional work and personality. In a way, this is reflected in the variety of contributions collected in the book. In some of them the authors chose to speak of personal meetings with Lotfi; in others, they discussed how certain papers of Zadeh were able to open for them a new research horizon. Some contributions documented results obtained from the author/s after taking inspiration from a particular idea of Zadeh, thus implicitly acknowledging him. Finally, there are contributions of several “third generation fuzzysists or softies” who were firstly led into the world of Fuzziness by a disciple of Lotfi Zadeh, who, following his example, took care of opening for them a new road in science. Rudolf Seising is Adjoint Researcher at the European Centre for Soft Computing in Mieres, Asturias (Spain). Enric Trillas and Claudio Moraga are Emeritus Researchers at the European Centre for Soft Computing, Mieres, Asturias (Spain). Settimo Termini is Professor of Theoretical Computer Science at the University of Palermo, Italy and Affiliated Researcher at the European Centre for Soft Computing, Mieres, Asturias (Spain)


The Challenge of Slums by United Nations Human Settlements Programme

The Challenge of Slums
  • Title : The Challenge of Slums
  • Author : United Nations Human Settlements Programme
  • Publisher : UN-HABITAT
  • ISBN Code : 9781844070374
  • Pages : 310
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

The 'Global Report on Human Settlements' demonstrates that to meet the UN millennium goals of significantly improving the lives of 100 million slum dwellers by 2020, policies must go beyond traditional infrastructural approaches to create livelihoods, and hope, for the urban poor.


Getting to Know the World Bank by N.A

Getting to Know the World Bank
  • Title : Getting to Know the World Bank
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0821359150
  • Pages : 98
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

A general introduction to the World Bank, this guide provides an overview of the Bank's history, organization, mission, and purpose.


Proceedings of the FAO International Symposium on the Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Proceedings of the FAO International Symposium on the Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition
  • Title : Proceedings of the FAO International Symposium on the Role of Agricultural Biotechnologies in Sustainable Food Systems and Nutrition
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • ISBN Code : 925109330X
  • Pages : 284
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The FAO international symposium on “The role of agricultural biotechnologies in sustainable food systems and nutrition” took place from 15 to 17 February 2016 at FAO headquarters, Rome. Over 400 people attended, including 230 delegates from 75 member countries and the European Union, as well as representatives of intergovernmental organizations, private sector entities, civil society organizations, academia/research organizations and producer organizations/cooperatives. The symposium encompassed the crop, livestock, forestry and fishery sectors and was organized around three main themes: i) climate change; ii) sustainable food systems and nutrition; and iii) people, policies, institutions and communities. The proceedings provide the main highlights of the symposium which covered a broad range of biotechnologies, from low-tech approaches such as those involving use of microbial fermentation processes, biofertilizers, biopesticides and artificial insemination, to high-tech approaches suc h as those involving advanced DNA-based methodologies and genetically modified organisms. The full report has been divided into sections and individual chapters for ease of downloading: Introduction to the Proceedings Chapter 1. Opening plenary session Chapter 2. High-level ministerial session Chapter 3. Parallel sessions: Climate change Chapter 4. Parallel sessions: Sustainable food systems and nutrition Chapter 5. Parallel sessions: People, policies, institutions and communities Chapter 6. Student interactive session: Bringing fresh perspectives Chapter 7. Side events: Reports Chapter 8. Final plenary session For more information, visit the webpage http://www.fao.org/about/meetings/agribiotechs-symposium/en/.


Lessons Encountered by National Defense University,Joseph J. Collins,Jr. Richard D. Hooker

Lessons Encountered
  • Title : Lessons Encountered
  • Author : National Defense University,Joseph J. Collins,Jr. Richard D. Hooker
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • ISBN Code : 9781329628496
  • Pages : 488
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This volume represents an early attempt at assessing the Long War, now in its 14th year. Forged in the fires of the 9/11 attacks, the war includes campaigns against al Qaeda, major conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, and operations in the Horn of Africa, the Republic of the Philippines, and globally, in the air and on the sea. The authors herein treat only the campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, the largest U.S. efforts. It is intended for future senior officers, their advisors, and other national security decisionmakers. By derivation, it is also a book for students in joint professional military education courses, which will qualify them to work in the field of strategy. While the book tends to focus on strategic decisions and developments of land wars among the people, it acknowledges that the status of the United States as a great power and the strength of its ground forces depend in large measure on the dominance of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force in their respective domains.


An Introduction to Applied Linguistics by Norbert Schmitt

An Introduction to Applied Linguistics
  • Title : An Introduction to Applied Linguistics
  • Author : Norbert Schmitt
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • ISBN Code : 1134656114
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An Introduction to Applied Linguistics, Second Edition provides a complete, authoritative and up-to-date overview of the state of the field. Each of the 15 chapters offers an extended survey of a central element of Applied Linguistics and is co-authored by two leading international specialists, thus ensuring a full and balanced treatment of the topic covered. The book is divided into three sections: a description of language and language use; essential areas of enquiry; and the four skills and testing. An Introductory chapter familiarises readers with key issues and recurrent themes whilst hands-on activities and further reading sections for each chapter encourage practical analysis and wider reading. For this new edition, each chapter has been fully revised in line with new research and thinking in Applied Linguistics. With its accessible style, broad coverage and practical focus, this book is ideal for students of applied linguistics, TESOL, and second language pedagogy as well as practicing teachers and researchers wishing to update their knowledge.


Third International Congress on Information and Communication Technology by Simon Sherratt,Nilanjan Dey,Amit Joshi

Third International Congress on Information and Communication Technology
  • Title : Third International Congress on Information and Communication Technology
  • Author : Simon Sherratt,Nilanjan Dey,Amit Joshi
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789811311666
  • Pages : 968
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The book includes selected high-quality research papers presented at the Third International Congress on Information and Communication Technology held at Brunel University, London on February 27-28, 2018. It discusses emerging topics pertaining to information and communication technology (ICT) for managerial applications, e-governance, e-agriculture, e-education and computing technologies, the Internet of Things (IOT), and e-mining. Written by experts and researchers working on ICT, the book is suitable for new researchers involved in advanced studies.


The Diversity of the Chechen Culture by Lecha Ilʹi︠a︡sov

The Diversity of the Chechen Culture
  • Title : The Diversity of the Chechen Culture
  • Author : Lecha Ilʹi︠a︡sov
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9785904549022
  • Pages : 263
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Unbreakable by Stephane Hallegatte,Adrien Vogt-Schilb,Mook Bangalore,Julie Rozenberg

Unbreakable
  • Title : Unbreakable
  • Author : Stephane Hallegatte,Adrien Vogt-Schilb,Mook Bangalore,Julie Rozenberg
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1464810044
  • Pages : 198
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'Economic losses from natural disasters totaled $92 billion in 2015.' Such statements, all too commonplace, assess the severity of disasters by no other measure than the damage inflicted on buildings, infrastructure, and agricultural production. But $1 in losses does not mean the same thing to a rich person that it does to a poor person; the gravity of a $92 billion loss depends on who experiences it. By focusing on aggregate losses—the traditional approach to disaster risk—we restrict our consideration to how disasters affect those wealthy enough to have assets to lose in the first place, and largely ignore the plight of poor people. This report moves beyond asset and production losses and shifts its attention to how natural disasters affect people’s well-being. Disasters are far greater threats to well-being than traditional estimates suggest. This approach provides a more nuanced view of natural disasters than usual reporting, and a perspective that takes fuller account of poor people’s vulnerabilities. Poor people suffer only a fraction of economic losses caused by disasters, but they bear the brunt of their consequences. Understanding the disproportionate vulnerability of poor people also makes the case for setting new intervention priorities to lessen the impact of natural disasters on the world’s poor, such as expanding financial inclusion, disaster risk and health insurance, social protection and adaptive safety nets, contingent finance and reserve funds, and universal access to early warning systems. Efforts to reduce disaster risk and poverty go hand in hand. Because disasters impoverish so many, disaster risk management is inseparable from poverty reduction policy, and vice versa. As climate change magnifies natural hazards, and because protection infrastructure alone cannot eliminate risk, a more resilient population has never been more critical to breaking the cycle of disaster-induced poverty.


Exploring Universal Basic Income by Ugo Gentilini,Margaret Grosh,Jamele Rigolini,Ruslan Yemtsov

Exploring Universal Basic Income
  • Title : Exploring Universal Basic Income
  • Author : Ugo Gentilini,Margaret Grosh,Jamele Rigolini,Ruslan Yemtsov
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1464815119
  • Pages : 334
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Universal basic income (UBI) is emerging as one of the most hotly debated issues in development and social protection policy. But what are the features of UBI? What is it meant to achieve? How do we know, and what don’t we know, about its performance? What does it take to implement it in practice? Drawing from global evidence, literature, and survey data, this volume provides a framework to elucidate issues and trade-offs in UBI with a view to help inform choices around its appropriateness and feasibility in different contexts. Specifically, the book examines how UBI differs from or complements other social assistance programs in terms of objectives, coverage, incidence, adequacy, incentives, effects on poverty and inequality, financing, political economy, and implementation. It also reviews past and current country experiences, surveys the full range of existing policy proposals, provides original results from micro†“tax benefit simulations, and sets out a range of considerations around the analytics and practice of UBI.


Languages, Applications and Technologies by José-Luis Sierra-Rodríguez,José-Paulo Leal,Alberto Simões

Languages, Applications and Technologies
  • Title : Languages, Applications and Technologies
  • Author : José-Luis Sierra-Rodríguez,José-Paulo Leal,Alberto Simões
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9783319276540
  • Pages : N.A
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Symposium on Languages, Applications and Technologies, SLATE 2015, held in Madrid, Spain, in June 2015. The 17 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 57 submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on human-human languages; human-computer languages; computer-computer languages.


Neurological Disorders Imaging Physics by Ayman El-Baz,Jasjit S. Suri

Neurological Disorders Imaging Physics
  • Title : Neurological Disorders Imaging Physics
  • Author : Ayman El-Baz,Jasjit S. Suri
  • Publisher : Iop Expanding Physics
  • ISBN Code : 9780750317603
  • Pages : 350
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Multiple sclerosis is a demyelinating disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a range of signs and symptoms, including physical, mental, and sometimes psychiatric problems. Written by experts in the field, this second volume includes illustrative figures and valuable references, and will be useful for researchers, students and practitioners in the industry.


The World Through Picture Books by Annie Everall,Viviana Quiñones

The World Through Picture Books
  • Title : The World Through Picture Books
  • Author : Annie Everall,Viviana Quiñones
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789077897614
  • Pages : 139
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Manuscripts and Archives by Alessandro Bausi,Christian Brockmann,Michael Friedrich,Sabine Kienitz

Manuscripts and Archives
  • Title : Manuscripts and Archives
  • Author : Alessandro Bausi,Christian Brockmann,Michael Friedrich,Sabine Kienitz
  • Publisher : de Gruyter
  • ISBN Code : 9783110541366
  • Pages : 462
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The archive is traditionally considered the counterpart of the library, the one storing records, the other housing "books." There is evidence, however, that this institutional division of labor reflects certain historical and social constellations.


Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Stalin's Soviet Union by A. S. Kotli︠a︡rchuk,Olle Sundström

Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Stalin's Soviet Union
  • Title : Ethnic and Religious Minorities in Stalin's Soviet Union
  • Author : A. S. Kotli︠a︡rchuk,Olle Sundström
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789176017777
  • Pages : 283
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This anthology presents studies of Stalinism in the ethnic and religious bor-derlands of the Soviet Union. The authors not only cover hitherto less researched geographical areas, but have also addressed new questions and added new source material. Most of the contributors to this anthology use a micro-his-torical approach. With this approach, it is not the entire area of the country, with millions of separate individuals that are in focus but rather particular and cohesive ethnic and religious communities. Micro-history does not mean ignoring a macro-historical perspective. What happened on the local level had an all-Union context, and communism was a European-wide phenomenon. This means that the history of minorities in the Soviet Union during Stalin's rule cannot be grasped outside the national and international context; aspects which are also considered in this volume. The chapters of the book are case studies on various minority groups, both ethnic and religious. In this way, the book gives a more complex picture of the causes and effects of the state-run mass violence during Stalinism. The publication is the outcome of a multidisciplinary international research network lead by Andrej Kotljarchuk (SOdertOrn University, Sweden) and Olle SundstrOm (UmeA University, Sweden) and consisting of specialists from Estonia, France, Germany, Russia, Sweden, Ukraine and the United States. These scholars represent various disciplines: Anthropology, Cultural Studies, History and the History of Religions.


Big Data by N.A

Big Data
  • Title : Big Data
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 156
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Title : Thirteen Reasons Why
  • Author : Jay Asher
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 1101539925
  • Pages : 336
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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THE #1 NEW YORK TIMES AND INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER **THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL, NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES** “Eerie, beautiful, and devastating.” —Chicago Tribune “A stealthy hit with staying power. . . . thriller-like pacing.” —The New York Times “Thirteen Reasons Why will leave you with chills long after you have finished reading.” —Amber Gibson, NPR’s “All Things Considered” You can’t stop the future. You can’t rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret . . . is to press play. Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker—his classmate and crush—who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah’s recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever. Need to talk? Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) anytime if you are in the United States. It’s free and confidential. Find more resources at 13reasonswhy.info. Find out how you can help someone in crisis at bethe1to.com.