Geography

An Integrated Approach

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Author: David Waugh

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748794621

Category: Geography

Page: 32

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Geography

An Integrated Approach

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Author: David Waugh

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780174447061

Category: Social Science

Page: 657

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Plate tectonics - Earthquakes and volcanoes - Weathering and slopes - Glaciation - Coasts - Deserts - Weather and climate - Soils - Biogepgraphy - Population - Urbanisation - Farming and food supply - Rural land use - Energy resources - Manufacturing industries - Transport and interdependence - World development.

Water Resources

An Integrated Approach

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Author: Joseph Holden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134614675

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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The world faces huge challenges for water as population continues to grow, as emerging economies develop and as climate change alters the global and local water cycle. There are major questions to be answered about how we supply water in a sustainable and safe manner to fulfil our needs, while at the same time protecting vulnerable ecosystems from disaster. Water Resources: An Integrated Approach provides students with a comprehensive overview of both natural and socio-economic processes associated with water. The book contains chapters written by 20 specialist contributors, providing expert depth of coverage to topics. The text guides the reader through the topic of water starting with its unique properties and moving through environmental processes and human impacts upon them including the changing water cycle, water movement in river basins, water quality, groundwater and aquatic ecosystems. The book then covers management strategies for water resources, water treatment and re-use, and the role of water in human health before covering water economics and water conflict. The text concludes with a chapter that examines new concepts such as virtual water that help us understand current and future water resource use and availability across interconnected local and global scales. This book provides a novel interdisciplinary approach to water in a changing world, from an environmental change perspective and inter-related social, political and economic dimensions. It includes global examples from both the developing and developed world. Each chapter is supplemented with boxed case studies, end of chapter questions, and further reading, as well as a glossary of terms. The text is richly illustrated throughout with over 150 full colour diagrams and photos.

The Business of Bees

An Integrated Approach to Bee Decline and Corporate Responsibility

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Author: Jill Atkins,Barry Atkins

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351283901

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

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Our bee populations are under threat. Over the past 60 years, they have lost much of their natural habitat and are under assault from pesticides and intensive farming. We rely on bees and other insects to pollinate our fruit and vegetables and, without them, our environment and economy will be in crisis.The Business of Bees provides the first integrated account of diminishing bee populations, as well as other pollinators, from an interdisciplinary perspective. It explores the role of corporate responsibility and governance as they relate to this critical issue and examines what the impact will be on consumers, companies, stock markets and ultimately on global society if bee populations continue to decline at a dangerous rate.The book considers the issue of global bee population decline from a variety of disciplines, combining the perspectives of academics in accounting, science and humanities with those of practitioners in the finance industry. The chapters explore the impact of the rapid decline in pollinator populations on the natural world, on corporations, on the stock market and on accounting. The Business of Bees will be essential reading for those in academia, business and finance sectors and anyone invested in the future of our planet.

Exploring Environmental Issues

An Integrated Approach

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Author: David D. Kemp

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134492987

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Global warming, ozone depletion, drought, acid rain - their causes are viewed as extraordinarily complex; their effects are assumed catastrophic. Exploring Environmental Issues provides a key to understanding our potential crisis. The concise, introductory text presents a review of current environmental issues using a geographical approach that stresses the interrelationships between environment and societies. This user-friendly volume is an essential book for students and all who are concerned with the nature of contemporary environmental issues. Information is presented in a refreshing manner utilising over 170 figures and 50 photographs. Global boxed case studies are used throughout to highlight and explore issues in more detail. The text also contains discussion points, annotated further reading and an extensive glossary.

Inter-firm Collaboration, Learning and Networks

An Integrated Approach

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Author: B. Nooteboom

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415329531

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 230

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Inter-firm relations are not new. But fast developments in technology and globalization have led to increased opportunities for international alliances, and an upsurge in the interest in inter-organizational relations. With the time ripe for a unified theory of collaboration, Inter-firm Collaboration, Learning and Networks surveys the current field, connects differing perspectives and answers questions about who should collaborate, why, and how. Emphasizing learning and innovation, this book offers an integrated account of the key issues in the design and management of inter-firm relations and networks. It takes a uniquely interdisciplinary approach, bringing together perspectives from economics, sociology and management to offer a new kind of book on this subject. Supporting theory, the book includes illustrative case examples taken from a variety of firm, network and industry types. Coherent and wide-reaching, Inter-firm Collaboration, Learning and Networks provides students and academics in economics, business, sociology, social psychology and economic geography with the tools required to understand this topical and highly relevant subject.

Health Communication and Mass Media

An Integrated Approach to Policy and Practice

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Author: Rukhsana Ahmed,Benjamin R. Bates

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317123336

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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Health Communication and Mass Media is a much-needed resource for those with a professional or academic interest in the field of health communication. The chapters engage and expand upon significant theories informing efforts at mediated health communication and demonstrate the practical utility of these theories in on-going or completed projects. They consider how to balance the ethical and efficacy demands of mediated health communication efforts, and discuss both traditional media and communication systems and new web-based and mobile media. The book's treatment is broad, reflecting the topical and methodological diversity in the field. It offers an integrated approach to communication theory and application. Readers will be able to appreciate the ways that theory shapes health communication applications and how those applications inform the further construction of theory. They will find practical examples of mediated health communication that can serve as models for their own efforts. While the book serves as an introduction to mediated health communication for students, professionals, and practitioners with limited experience, researchers and advanced practitioners will also appreciate the exemplars and theoretical insights offered by the chapter authors. This book will be of interest to anyone involved in health communication programs or more generally with communication and allied studies, as well as to those in the health professions and their related fields.

Physical Geography

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Author: Matthew Fontaine Maury,Mytton Maury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Physical geography

Page: 130

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Creating Urban Agricultural Systems

An Integrated Approach to Design

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Author: Gundula Proksch

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317751558

Category: Architecture

Page: 368

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Creating Urban Agriculture Systems provides you with background, expertise, and inspiration for designing with urban agriculture. It shows you how to grow food in buildings and cities, operate growing systems, and integrate them with natural cycles and existing infrastructures. It teaches you the essential environmental inputs and operational strategies of urban farms, and inspires community and design tools for innovative operations and sustainable urban environments that produce fresh, local food. Over 70 projects and 16 in-depth case studies of productive, integrated systems, located in North America, Europe, and Asia ,are organized by their emphasis on nutrient, water, and energy management, farm operation, community integration and design approaches so that you can see innovative strategies in action. Interviews with leading architecture firms, including WORKac, Kiss + Cathcart, Weber Thompson, CJ Lim/Studio 8, and SOA Architectes, highlight the challenges and rewards you face when creating urban agriculture systems. Catalogs of growing and building systems, a glossary, bibliography, and abstracts will help you find information fast.

The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions

An integrated approach

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Author: Ugo Dessi

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317030133

Category: Social Science

Page: 234

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The Global Repositioning of Japanese Religions: An Integrated Approach explores how Japanese religions respond to the relativizing effects of globalization, thereby repositioning themselves as global players. Organized around concrete case studies focusing on the engagement of Japanese Buddhism, Shinto, and several new religious movements in areas such as ecology, inter-religious dialogue, and politics, this book shows that the globalization of Japanese religions cannot be explained simply in terms of worldwide institutional expansion. Rather, it is a complex phenomenon conditioned by a set of pervasive factors: changes in consciousness, the perception of affinities and resonances at the systemic and cultural levels, processes of decontextualization, and a wide range of power issues including the re-enactment of cultural chauvinism. The author investigates these dynamics systematically with attention to broader theoretical questions, cross-cultural similarities, the definition of religion and the perils of ethnocentrism, in order to develop his Global Repositioning model, which constitutes an integrated approach to the study of Japanese religions under globalization. An empirically-grounded and theoretically-informed study of the effects of global trends on local religions, this book will appeal to scholars and students with interests in globalization, religious studies, Japanese studies, Hawaii, sociology, anthropology, and ecology.

The New Wider World

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Author: David Waugh

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748773763

Category: Science

Page: 328

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This bestselling text offers both teacher and the assurance that its new enriched content and range of material meets the exacting requirements of the latest GCSE and Standard Grade examinations.

The Invisible Link

The Importance of an Integrated Approach to Learning and Teaching

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Author: Vishnupriya Hathwar

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781539027201

Category:

Page: 94

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Conventional way of learning and teaching is done by separating out subjects as unrelated entities. The truth is that they are far more integrated than we can ever imagine. We can make learning more interesting if we see the invisible links between all the subjects. This book gives the reader a sneak peek into these invisible links and how one could possibly apply them while learning.

Entrepreneurial Financial Management

An Applied Approach

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Author: Jeffrey R. Cornwall,David O. Vang,Jean M. Hartman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317502949

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 308

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This new edition presents an applied, realistic view of entrepreneurial finance for today's entrepreneur. The book provides an integrated set of concepts and applications, drawing from entrepreneurship, finance, and accounting. The book's contents are designed to follow the life cycle of a new business venture. Topics are presented in a logical order, as entrepreneurs will likely face them as they begin the process of business start-up and move into growing the business. A comprehensive financial statements template is included with the book. This tool allows for the application of many of the concepts to actual businesses, and will be a valuable supplement to the process of developing a full business plan. The templates are available for unlimited free downloads at www.drjeffcornwall.com.

The Geography of Tourism and Recreation

Environment, Place and Space

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Author: C. Michael Hall,Stephen J. Page

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135041571

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 458

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This fourth edition of The Geography of Tourism and Recreation provides students with a comprehensive introduction to the interrelationship between tourism, leisure and recreation from geographical and social science perspectives. It still remains the only book to systematically compare and contrast in a spatial context, tourism and recreation in relation to leisure time, offering insight into the demand, supply, planning, destination management and impacts of tourism and recreation. Whilst retaining its accessible style and approach this edition has been significantly updated to reflect recent developments and new concepts from geography which are beginning to permeate the tourism and recreational field. New features include: Content on the most recent developments, climate change, sustainability, mobilities and crisis management in time and space as well as trends such as low cost airlines and the control of land transport by transnational operators in the EU such as Arriva. More attention to management issues such as innovation and the spatial consequences for tourism and leisure development. New case studies and examples to showcase real life issues, from both developed and developing countries, especially the US, China and South Africa. Completely revised and redeveloped to accommodate new, user- friendly features: case studies, insights, summary points and learning objectives. Written by leading academics, this is essential reading for all tourism, geography, leisure and recreation students.

Language and Globalization

An Autoethnographic Approach

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Author: Maryam Borjian

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315394618

Category:

Page: N.A

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In this collection of real-life, personal narratives on the theme of language and globalization, scholars from a range of different sub-disciplines of linguistics, time periods, and geographical spaces throughout the world examine the interaction and intersectionality of languages and globalization and the implications of such interactions for world languages and cultures. A feature of the book is the application of autoethnography as its underlying approach/method, in which contributors draw on their own lived experiences (of life, scholarship, and work) to investigate and reflect on linguistic globalization and its issues and challenges against the backdrop of the globalized world of the 21st century.

Statistical Methods for Geography

A Student’s Guide

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Author: Peter A Rogerson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473911109

Category: Social Science

Page: 424

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How do beginning students of statistics for geography learn to fully understand the key concepts and apply the principal techniques? This text, now in its Fourth Edition, provides exactly that resource. Accessibly written, and focussed on student learning, it’s a statistics 101 that includes definitions, examples, and exercise throughout. Now fully integrated with online self-assessment exercises and video navigation, it explains everything required to get full credits for any undergraduate statistics module: Descriptive statistics, probability, inferential statistics, hypothesis testing and sampling, variance, correlation, regression analysis, spatial patterns, spatial data reduction using factor analysis and cluster analysis. Exercises in the text are complemented with online exercise and prompts that test the understanding of concepts and techniques, additional online exercises review understanding of the entire chapter, relating concepts and techniques. Completely revised and updated for accessibility, including new material (on measures of distance, statistical power, sample size selection, and basic probability) with related exercises and downloadable datasets. It is the only text required for undergraduate modules in statistical analysis, statistical methods, and quantitative geography.

Clinical Social Work Practice

An Integrated Approach

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Author: Marlene Cooper,Joan Granucci Lesser

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780205956371

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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This volume presents methods for integrating clinical theories and practice with diverse clients. The authors address assessment within a theoretical framework that considers the use of DSM-V and the mental status exam. Diverse case studies, drawn from practice experience, are integrated throughout and show how theory is applied to work with individuals, families, groups, and children and adolescents. They include a walk through of a clinical interview and the stages of treatment; and examine models of treatment. Each chapter also includes learning activities, role-plays, and assignments that will help readers master the content.

Speech Science

An Integrated Approach to Theory and Clinical Practice (2-download)

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Author: Carole T. Ferrand

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0134508475

Category: Medical

Page: 512

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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. Speech Science: An Integrated Approach to Theory and Clinical Practice, 4th Edition continues and sharpens the author’s focus on the relationship between the scientific study of speech production and perception and the application of the material to the effective evaluation and treatment of communication disorders. In it, theory and clinical application combine to present a well-rounded, accessible, relevant look at the evaluation and treatment of communication disorders. Theoretical material is presented first, followed by clinical application chapters highlighting specific disorders. The organization of chapters in the new edition now more closely follow the speech subsystems approach, beginning with basic acoustics, and moving on to the respiratory system, phonatory system, articulatory/resonatory system, auditory system, and nervous system. As in previous editions, the book concludes with information on classic and current models and theories of speech production and perception. New and revised full color illustrations and larger spectrograms supplement the concepts presented by clearly depicting scientific and anatomical material and ensuring understanding of the links between the underlying science and human communicative behavior. NOTE: Used books, rentals, and purchases made outside of Pearson If purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson, the access codes for the Enhanced Pearson eText may not be included, may be incorrect, or may be previously redeemed. Check with the seller before completing your purchase. 0134481453 / 9780134481456 Speech Science: An Integrated Approach to Theory and Clinical Practice, 4th Edition

Core Java: An Integrated Approach: Covers Concepts, programs and Interview Questions w/CD

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Author: R. Nageswara Rao/kogent Solutions

Publisher: Dreamtech Press

ISBN: 9788177228366

Category: Java (Computer program language)

Page: 664

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The book is written in such a way that learners without any background in programming are able to follow and understand it entirely. It discusses the concepts of Java in a simple and straightforward language with a clear cut explanation, without beating around the bush.On reading the book, readers are able to write simple programs on their own, as this is the first requirement to become a Java Programmer. The book provides ample solved programs which could be used by the students not only in their examinations but also to remove the fear of programming from their minds.After reading the book, the students gain the confidence to apply for a software development company, face the interview board and come out successful. The book covers sample interview questions which were asked in various interviews. It helps students to prepare for their future careers.

Principles of Environmental Economics and Sustainability

An Integrated Economic and Ecological Approach

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Author: Ahmed Hussen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415676908

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 417

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Recent years have witnessed considerable consolidation between the disciplines of environmental and ecological economics at research level, but until now textbooks in the area have done little to reflect this. Ahmed Hussen's book is to date the only one to reconcile the two standpoints. The central focus of the book will continue to be on this systematic integration of both mainstream and ecological approaches to environmental economics, and an acknowledgement that enduring solutions to major contemporary environmental challenges can be obtained through studies based on a well-conceived and balanced interdisciplinary approach. However, this third edition also contains much that is new. Chiefly, brand new chapters appear covering the following topics: The economics of climate change The economics of biodiversity and ecosystem services 'Green' accounting and alternative economic and social indicators of sustainability The business case for environmental sustainability An Appendix that provides a brief historical account of the development of ecological economics The result is a comprehensive introduction to the main facets of environmental and ecological economics — a text that boldly refuses to put up barriers between disciplines and takes a holistic approach to vital issues. This student-friendly textbook contains a variety of study tools including learning points, boxed features, case studies, revision questions and discussion questions, and an Appendix that provides students with a review of basic economic principles relevant to the study of the environment and its management. Written in a clear and accessible style, this book will prove an excellent choice for introducing both students and academics to the world of environmental economics.