Reeds 21st Century Ship Management

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Author: John W Dickie

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472900707

Category: Law

Page: 276

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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.

Energy for the 21st Century

A Comprehensive Guide to Conventional and Alternative Sources

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Author: Roy L. Nersesian

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 0765628201

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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A compendium of current knowledge about conventional and alternative sources of energy. It clarifies complex technical issues, enlivens history, and illuminates the policy dilemmas we face today. This revised edition includes new material on biofuels, an expanded section on sustainability and sustainable energy, and updated figures and tables throughout. There are also online instructor materials for those professors who adopt the book for classroom use.

Globally and Locally

Seeking a Middle Path to Sustainable Development

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Author: Alan G. McQuillan,Ashley L. Preston

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761811268

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 470

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Profound and conceptual analysis of linkages between CSR and financial performance Overview of recent empirical studies in CSR Econometric analysis of relation between corporate social and firm performance

The Littoral Combat Ship Omnibus

A Torpedo Boat Destroyer for the 21st Century

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Author: W. Frederick Zimmerman

Publisher: Nimble Books

ISBN: 9781608880898

Category: History

Page: 1016

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Far and away the most cost-effective way to purchase printed versions of crucial documents about the Littoral Combat Ship, the U.S. Navy's "torpedo boat destroyer" for the 21st century. These 3,600-ton ships, like the destroyers introduced at the beginning of the 20th century, are intended to defeat fast attack craft and other "littoral" threats.This 1,016-page omnibus edition contains GAO reports about LCS from August and February 2010; a CRS report from June 2010; key Congressional testimony and colloquoy from the Armed Services Committee; and postgraduate theses on LCS capabilities, strategy, manpower, risk management, logistics, and technology. An indispensable reference for anyone interested in contemporary naval strategy or the history of torpedo boats and destroyers.

Critical Infrastructure Protection in Homeland Security

Defending a Networked Nation

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Author: Ted G. Lewis, PhD

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118817664

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 400

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"...excellent for use as a text in information assurance orcyber-security courses...I strongly advocate thatprofessors...examine this book with the intention of using it intheir programs." (Computing Reviews.com, March 22, 2007) "The book is written as a student textbook, but it should beequally valuable for current practitioners...this book is a veryworthwhile investment." (Homeland Security Watch, August 17,2006) While the emphasis is on the development of policies that lead tosuccessful prevention of terrorist attacks on the nation’sinfrastructure, this book is the first scientific study of criticalinfrastructures and their protection. The book models thenation’s most valuable physical assets and infrastructuresectors as networks of nodes and links. It then analyzes thenetwork to identify vulnerabilities and risks in the sectorcombining network science, complexity theory, modeling andsimulation, and risk analysis. The most critical components become the focus of deeper analysisand protection. This approach reduces the complex problem ofprotecting water supplies, energy pipelines, telecommunicationstations, Internet and Web networks, and power grids to a muchsimpler problem of protecting a few critical nodes. The new editionincorporates a broader selection of ideas and sectors and moves themathematical topics into several appendices.