Reeds 21st Century Ship Management


Author: John W Dickie

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472900707

Category: Law

Page: 276

View: 1984

Ship management has constantly had to evolve to take into account the advancements in technology as well as the demands of the shipping industry. Having internet access and email on board ship has meant that the ship manager has to possess certain sets of skills to function effectively in the post, including computer literacy. The emergence of large multi-national ship management companies has also changed how business is conducted and this is turn means that the ship manager and tiers of management within the organization have had to evolve to cope with the demands of working with a multi-national workforce. Furthermore, since the mid-1980s there has been an ever expanding raft of legislation that is more restrictive for companies to meet, and a shrinking of profit margins has seen a shift in how companies are required to operate to survive. This book addresses the demands of 21st century ship management with the focus of the book as much about the people who manage ships as about the theory and practice of ship management.

Reeds Sea Transport

Operation and Economics


Author: Patrick M. Alderton

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140815482X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

View: 9665

This book gives a complete picture of the Maritime Transport Industry so that those involved with shipping can see their own specific field of interest in perspective and understand how the basic model of this mode of transport operates. The sixth edition of Reeds Sea Transport has been updated throughout to take account of changes in the industry. It includes new data and statistics, new advice on safety, a review of ship types including the growth in tonnage and the increase in container ship sizes, as well as the effect of the 'depression' over recent years, all of which make esssential reading for professionals as well as students on courses concerned with Shipping Ports and Transport. Modern transport professionals must be able to adapt to and anticipate the implications of changes in their industry; this book gives an insight into how management has coped with change over the last century, and enables the reader to see how this essential commercial activity has developed. ‘It is a book that should be owned and read by everyone who makes his or her living from the shipping industry' Ships and Ports


Mnemonics for the 21st Century


Author: James B. Worthen,R. Reed Hunt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1136847960

Category: Psychology

Page: 174

View: 1053

This book bridges the gap between basic memory research and mnemonic applications through a careful analysis of the processes that underlie effective memory aids. The book traces the history of mnemonics, examines popular techniques, and discusses the current relevance of mnemonics to both psychological researchers and those seeking to improve their memory. Using a unique approach (termed "mnemonology"), the authors seek not necessarily to promote specific mnemonic techniques, but to provide information which will allow one to improve memory by creating their own mnemonics.

Race in 21st Century America


Author: Curtis Stokes,Theresa Meléndez,Gernice Rhodes-Reed

Publisher: MSU Press


Category: Social Science

Page: 465

View: 1951

Race in 21st Century America tackles the problematic and emotionally laden idea of race in the United States; it brings together intellectuals and scholar activists who present critical and often conflicting appraisals of how race remains a central component of the nation's social landscape and political culture, and shows how Americans might begin to move beyond the strictures of race and racism.

Preparing for the Twenty-First Century


Author: Paul Kennedy

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307773574

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 3079

Kennedy's groundbreaking book The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers helped to reorder the current priorities of the United States. Now, he synthesizes extensive research on fields ranging from demography to robotics to draw a detailed, persuasive, and often sobering map of the very near future--a bold work that bridges the gap between history, prophecy, and policy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Managing for the Future


Author: Peter Drucker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136009388

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

View: 6614

This wide-ranging, future-oriented book is sure to number among the most important and influential business books of the decade. Drucker writes with penetrating insight about the critical issues facing managers in the 1990s: the world economic order; people at work; new trends in management and the governance of organizations.

State Building

Governance and World Order in the 21st Century


Author: Francis Fukuyama

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1847653774

Category: Political Science

Page: 102

View: 7095

Weak or failed states - where no government is in control - are the source of many of the world's most serious problems, from poverty, AIDS and drugs to terrorism. What can be done to help? The problem of weak states and the need for state-building has existed for many years, but it has been urgent since September 11 and Afghanistan and Iraq. The formation of proper public institutions, such as an honest police force, uncorrupted courts, functioning schools and medical services and a strong civil service, is fraught with difficulties. We know how to help with resources, people and technology across borders, but state building requires methods that are not easily transported. The ability to create healthy states from nothing has suddenly risen to the top of the world agenda. State building has become a crucial matter of global security. In this hugely important book, Francis Fukuyama explains the concept of state-building and discusses the problems and causes of state weakness and its national and international effects.

The Shipbroker's Working Knowledge

Dry Cargo Chartering in Practice


Author: George N. Tsoudis

Publisher: AKAKIA Publications

ISBN: 1910714097

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 483

View: 8914

The Shipbroker’s working knowledge is a book for employees involved in the shipping industry and particularly those dealing or about to deal with the chartering of dry cargo ships. It provides personal knowledge that the author gained during the performance of his duties in the various departments of shipping agencies. It contains a brief overview of the dry cargo sector, it analyzes the methods for fixing a dry cargo ship, and provides recommendations when the brokers working the charter party terms.

Collaborative Art in the Twenty-First Century


Author: Sondra Bacharach,Siv B. Fjærestad,Jeremy Neil Booth

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317387449

Category: Art

Page: 210

View: 6484

Collaboration in the arts is no longer a conscious choice to make a deliberate artistic statement, but instead a necessity of artistic survival. In today’s hybrid world of virtual mobility, collaboration decentralizes creative strategies, enabling artists to carve new territories and maintain practice-based autonomy in an increasingly commercial and saturated art world. Collaboration now transforms not only artistic practices but also the development of cultural institutions, communities and personal lifestyles. This book explores why collaboration has become so integrated into a greater understanding of creative artistic practice. It draws on an emerging generation of contributors—from the arts, art history, sociology, political science, and philosophy—to engage directly with the diverse and interdisciplinary nature of collaborative practice of the future.

Among the Gently Mad

Strategies and Perspectives for the Book Hunter in the 21st Century


Author: Nicholas A. Basbanes

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805074413

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 250

View: 5672

Offers a field guide to modern book collectors that covers both traditional and electronic methods of acquisition, discussing such topics as how to spot first or book club editions, working a book fair, dust jackets, and book handling. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.


GM, Toyota, Volkswagen and the Race to Own the 21st Century


Author: Maryann Keller

Publisher: Doubleday


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 287

View: 5952

Examines the automobile industry within the context of the new global economy, discussing how General Motors, Toyota, and Volkswagen in particular have confronted new business challenges

What Every 21st-Century Parent Needs to Know

Facing Today's Challenges with Wisdom and Heart (Easyread Large Edition)


Author: Debra W. Haffner


ISBN: 1458758532


Page: 352

View: 8441

Has raising children become more difficult, or are parents unnecessarily alarmed by the constant stream of stories and statistics in the media? How do those reports relate to their children? What's fact? What's exaggeration, or misinterpretation? These are some of the questions that parenting expert Debra Haffner, author of the award-winning books From Diapers to Dating and Beyond the Big Talk, answers in her new book. She addresses head-on the good and bad news about 21st-century parents' concerns: stress, self-esteem, drinking, achievement, drugs, Internet safety, cell phones, Facebook, depression, sports, nutrition, bullying, faith, abstinence, and sex. With compassion and clarity, backed by extensive research, Haffner provides invaluable insight into the world of children today, along with practical and reassuring tips for parents on how to tackle many of the day-to-day challenges.

Principles of Chartering

Third Edition


Author: Phd Photis M Panayides,Photis Panayides,

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781978375055


Page: 388

View: 7738

Chartering describes the process by which a ship is leased for the transportation of goods. Knowledge of this complex, multifaceted field is vital for anyone seeking success in the shipping industry. In this third edition of Principles of Chartering, shipping and maritime economics expert Photis M. Panayides, PhD, offers a revised and updated version of his seminal work on chartering contracts. Beginning with an introduction of the concept of chartering and how it applies to various types of ships, cargo, and trade routes, Panayides goes on to explore all aspects of chartering, including charterparties, shipbroking, bills of lading, voyage and time chartering, and more. Panayides offers a comprehensive overview of chartering principles, supported by real-life examples of orders, offers, and negotiations. Key points are addressed in plain language, while a glossary of over 1,300 chartering terms helps readers quickly understand chartering terminology and abbreviation. In this new edition, Panayides expands and updates his previous exploration of voyage estimation principles while referring to more than seventy legal cases that influenced current commercial chartering practices. Principles of Chartering provides the information you need to succeed in commercial shipping, all in an easy-to-access format.

The State of Architecture at the Beginning of the 21st Century


Author: Bernard Tschumi,Irene Cheng

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781580931342

Category: Architecture

Page: 136

View: 1451

In March 2003, Bernard Tschumi convened forty of the world's leading architectural designers and theorists -- Elizabeth Diller, Peter Eisenman, Zaha Hadid, Steven Holl, Rem Koolhaas, Greg Lynn, Winy Maas, Thom Mayne, Ben van Berkel, Mark Wigley, Alejandro Zaera-Polo, and many others -- for a conference at Columbia University. The exceptional array was asked to predict the conversations and directions of architectural practice in the 21st century. Speakers addressed the categories of current architectural discourse -- form, aesthetics, material, detail, politics -- and questioned their future validity. Other topics included architects' obsession with the detail, the possibility of practicing a politics of material, the definition of an avant-garde urbanism, the importance of form beyond its aesthetic value, and whether architecture can directly influence the social world. The State of Architecture brings together manifestos, musings, and meditations to capture the key polemics raised by this extraordinary convocation of thinkers.


Quality for the 21st Century


Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525934752

Category: Total quality management.

Page: 251

View: 7186

One of the founders of the "quality" movement in America introduces the concept of "completeness"--the idea that a successful corporation is a cohesive unit whose internal components must mesh smoothly. 30,000 first printing. $30,000 ad/promo. Tour.

Redefining Literacy for the 21st Century


Author: David Warlick

Publisher: Linworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9781586831301

Category: Education

Page: 113

View: 2850

Create students of the future and leaders for tomorrow's information highway! Walk away with a new definition of literacy for the Information Age that you can pass on to learners of all ages. Find suggestions and resources for discovering your own path to promoting literacy in the 21st century. "Action Items," inside, suggest specific activities for all educators to undertake right away. A corresponding Web site that serves as a meeting place and discussion forum for collaboration and connectivity is also available to readers, where digital versions of charts, handouts and resources are at your fingertips. Appendices: Other suggested works, Where to look to find the future. Works Cited. Book jacket.

The 21st Century Economy

A Beginner's Guide : with 101 Easy-to-learn Tools for Surviving and Thriving in the New Global Marketplace


Author: Randy Charles Epping

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307387909

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

View: 3943

With recent economic turmoil monopolizing the headlines, it has become more important than ever to understand fundamental economic terms and concepts.

Managing Marketing in the 21st Century

Developing and Implementing the Markt Strategy


Author: Noel Capon,James M. Hulbert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780979734434

Category: Customer relations

Page: 688

View: 6823

Wealth and Power

China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century


Author: Orville Schell,John Delury

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

ISBN: 0812976258

Category: History

Page: 478

View: 4398

Two leading experts on China evaluate its rise throughout the past one hundred fifty years, sharing portraits of key intellectual and political leaders to explain how China transformed from a country under foreign assault to a world giant.