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An Introduction to Sustainable Development

An Introduction to Sustainable Development

  • Author: Peter P. Rogers,Kazi F. Jalal,John A. Boyd
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1844075206
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 416
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Britannica Book of the Year 2008

Britannica Book of the Year 2008

  • Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
  • Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
  • ISBN: 1593394942
  • Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Page: 880
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This yearbook presents information on the dates, people, events, and world affairs of 2007. The section entitled "Britannica World Data," updated annually, presents geographic, demographic, and economic details.

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

  • Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: N.A
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Determinants of the Death Penalty

Determinants of the Death Penalty

A Comparative Study of the World

  • Author: Carsten Anckar
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134315465
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 216
  • View: 316
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Determinants of the Death Penalty seeks to explain the phenomenon of capital punishment - without recourse to value judgements - by identifying those characteristics common to countries that use the death penalty and those that mark countries which do not. This global study uses statistical analysis to relate the popularity of the death penalty to physical, cultural, social, economical, institutional, actor oriented and historical factors. Separate studies are conducted for democracies and non-democracies and within four regional contexts. The book also contains an in-depth investigation into determinants of the death penalty in the USA.

The Geography of Developing Areas

The Geography of Developing Areas

The Global South in a Changing World

  • Author: Glyn Williams,Paula Meth,Katie Willis
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134178751
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
  • View: 8011
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Rather than presenting the global South to students as a set of problems (rapid urbanisation, population growth, poverty etc), this textbook focuses on the diversity of life in the South, and looks at the role it plays in shaping and responding to current global change. The text integrates 'traditional' concerns of development geographers (such as economic development and social inequality) with aspects of the global South usually given less attention (such as cultural identity and political conflict). Divided into four main sections: Representing the global South argues that images of the so.

Politische Gemeinschaft in Deutschland und Polen

Politische Gemeinschaft in Deutschland und Polen

Zum Einfluss der Geschichte auf die politische Kultur

  • Author: Rusanna Gaber
  • Publisher: Springer-Verlag
  • ISBN: 9783531155654
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 328
  • View: 2022
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Polen haben ein anderes Verständnis von Politik als Deutsche, und Ostdeutsche denken anders darüber als Westdeutsche. Wo zeigen sich die Unterschiede? Und warum unterscheiden sich politische Kulturen unterschiedlicher Länder und sogar innerhalb eines Landes? Liegt es an langfristig gewachsenen Denktraditionen, an der Sozialisation in unterschiedlichen Gesellschaftssystemen oder an den alltäglichen Erfahrungen mit der Demokratie, in der die Bürger leben? Mit Hilfe eines kombinierten Ansatzes aus historisch-interpretativer und einstellungsbasierter politischer Kulturforschung untersucht die Autorin den Einfluss der Geschichte auf die politische Kultur am Beispiel von Deutschland und Polen.

Die Frau, die liebte

Die Frau, die liebte

Roman

  • Author: Janet Lewis
  • Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
  • ISBN: 3423433787
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 144
  • View: 9260
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»Dieser Roman gehört mit zum Besten, was die amerikanische Literatur zu bieten hat.« Vikram Seth Als Martin Guerre nach langjähriger, rätselhafter Abwesenheit endlich zu seiner Frau zurückgekehrt, ist Bertrande de Rols, eine Frau von 30 Jahren, von Sinnen vor Glück. Der inzwischen zehnjährige Sohn weicht dem Vater nicht mehr von der Seite, das Gut blüht auf, die große Familie ist wieder vereint. Acht Jahre lang hatte Bertrande sich gesehnt, hatte gebangt und gezürnt, war weder Witwe noch frei gewesen, und jetzt – endlich – kann sie sich hingeben. Der Liebe, ihrer Sinnlichkeit, seinem Begehren. Welcher Dämon treibt ihr plötzlich Zweifel ins Herz? Ist der Mann, den sie liebt, wirklich Martin? Hin- und hergerissen zwischen ihrer Sehnsucht nach Zugehörigkeit und einer düsteren Ahnung, entfesselt sie eine richterliche Untersuchung – und eine Tragödie.

Yearbook of Science and the Future

Yearbook of Science and the Future

  • Author: Encyclopaedia Britannica, inc,pub Encyclopaedia Britannica
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 445
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Global Media Discourse

Global Media Discourse

A Critical Introduction

  • Author: David Machin,Theo Van Leeuwen
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134240902
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 200
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Featuring a wide range of exercises, examples, and images, this textbook provides a practical way of analyzing the discourses of the global media industries. Building on a comprehensive introduction to the history and theory of global media communication, specific case studies of lifestyle and entertainment media are explored with examples from films, global women's magazines, Vietnamese news reporting and computer war games. Finally, this book investigates how global media communication is produced, looking at the formats, languages and images used in creating media materials, both globally and in localized forms. At a time when the media is becoming increasingly global, often with the same films, news and television programmes shown all over the world; Global Media Discourse provides an accessible, lively introduction into how globalization is changing the language and communicative practices of the media. Integrating a range of approaches, including political economy, discourse analysis and ethnography, this book will be of particular interest to students of media and communication studies, applied linguistics, and (critical) discourse analysis.

Third World Citizens and the Information Technology Revolution

Third World Citizens and the Information Technology Revolution

  • Author: N. Saleh
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 0230114784
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 273
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This book challenges the widely-held view that the information technology (IT) revolution has empowered people in the Third World. Tracing the making of the global IT regime, it shows that governments and corporations of the wealthy countries dominated this process, systematically excluding representatives of low-income countries.

Global Food Security and Supply

Global Food Security and Supply

  • Author: Wayne Martindale
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 1118699297
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 232
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With the global population projected to reach 9 billion by theyear 2050, the need for nations to secure food supplies for theirpopulations has never been more pressing. Finding better supplychain solutions is an essential part of achieving a secure andsustainable diet for a rapidly increasing population. We are now ina position, through methods including life cycle assessment (LCA),carbon footprinting and other tools, to accurately measure andassess our use – or misuse – of natural resources,including food. The impact of new technologies and managementsystems can therefore improve efficiencies and find new ways toreduce waste. Global Food Security and Supply provides robust, succinctinformation for people who want to understand how the global foodsystem works. The book demonstrates the specific tools availablefor understanding how food supply works, addresses the challengesfacing a secure and safe global food supply, and helps readers toappreciate how these challenges might be overcome. This book is a concise and accessible text that focuses onrecent data and findings from a range of internationalcollaborations and studies. The author provides both asnapshot of global food supply and security today, and a projectionof where these issues may lead us in the future. This book willtherefore be of particular interest to food policy leaders,commercial managers in the food industry, and researchers andstudents seeking a better understanding of a rapidly evolvingtopic.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning

  • Author: Michael Byram,Adelheid Hu
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136235531
  • Category: Foreign Language Study
  • Page: 856
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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an authoritative reference dealing with all aspects of this increasingly important field of study. Offering a comprehensive range of articles on contemporary language teaching and its history, it has been produced specifically for language teaching professionals and as a reference work for academic studies at postgraduate level. In this new edition, every single entry has been reviewed and updated with reference to new developments and publications. Coverage has been expanded to reflect new technological, global and academic developments, with particular attention to areas such as online and distance learning, teacher and learner cognition, testing, assessment and evaluation, global English and teacher education. Themes and disciplines covered include: Methods and materials, including new technologies and materials development Contexts and concepts, such as mediation, risk-taking in language learning and intercomprehension Influential figures from the early days of language teaching to the contemporary Related disciplines, such as psychology, anthropology and corpus linguistics? It covers the teaching of specific languages, including Japanese, Chinese, Arabic and African languages, as well as English, French, German and Spanish. There are thirty five overview articles dealing with issues such as communicative language teaching, early language learning, teacher education and syllabus and curriculum design. A further 160 entries focus on topics such as bilingualism, language laboratories and study abroad. Numerous shorter items examine language and cultural institutions, professional associations and acronyms. Multiple cross-references enable the user to browse from one entry to another, and there are suggestions for further reading. Written by an international team of specialists, the Routledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning is an invaluable resource and reference manual for anyone with a professional or academic interest in the subject.

Große Lexika und Wörterbücher Europas

Große Lexika und Wörterbücher Europas

Europäische Enzyklopädien und Wörterbücher in historischen Porträts

  • Author: Ulrike Haß
  • Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN: 3110241110
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 541
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This historical survey of European encyclopedias and dictionaries brings together both encyclopaedias, such as the ‘Britannica’ or the German ‘Brockhaus,’ i.e. factual reference works, and dictionaries, such as ‘Webster’s’ or the German ‘Duden,’ i.e. linguistic reference works, as outside specialist circles little distinction is made between information about ‘things’ and information about words and their meanings. From the Vocabolario della Accademia de la Crusca from 1612, via the great French Encyclopédie up to present-day works such as Wahrig, Duden and Wikipedia, the field of relevant works becomes increasingly tightly-knit. The individual reference works are described in historical portraits, and their particular lexicographical methodologies analysed.

Handbook of the Psychology of Science

Handbook of the Psychology of Science

  • Author: Gregory J. Feist, PhD,Michael E. Gorman, PhD
  • Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 0826106242
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 544
  • View: 6456
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"Highly recommended."--Choice: Current Reviews for Academic Libraries This handbook is the definitive resource for scholars and students interested in how research and theory within each of the major domains of psychologyódevelopmental, cognitive, personality, and socialóhave been applied to understand the nature of scientific thought and behavior. Edited by two esteemed pioneers in the emerging discipline of the psychology of science, it is the first empirically based compendium of its time. The handbook provides a comprehensive examination of how scientific thinking is learned and evolves from infancy to adolescence and adulthood, and combines developmental and cognitive approaches to show the categorical similarities and differences in thinking between children, adolescents, adults, and scientists. Chapters highlight the breadth and depth of psychological perspectives in the studies of science, from creativity and genius, gender, and conflict and cooperation, to postmodernism and psychobiography. A section on applications offers findings and ideas that can be put to use by educators, policymakers, and science administrators. Contributors examine the importance of mental models in solving difficult technical problems, and the significance of leadership and organizational structure in successful innovation. The final section of the book is devoted to the future of this new field, focusing on how to continue to develop a healthy psychology of science. Key Features: Presents the only empirically based compendium of current knowledge about the psychology of scientific thought and behavior Edited by two pioneers in the discipline of psychology of science Describes how scientific thinking is learned and changes throughout the life span Addresses creativity and genius, gender, conflict and cooperation, postmodernism, and psychobiography Covers applications of the psychology of science that can be used by educators, policymakers, and science administrators

Britannica & ich

Britannica & ich

von einem, der auszog, der klügste Mensch der Welt zu werden

  • Author: A. J. Jacobs
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783548607757
  • Category:
  • Page: 427
  • View: 1883
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Tense Future

Tense Future

Modernism, Total War, Encyclopedic Form

  • Author: Paul K. Saint-Amour
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0190266295
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 368
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We know that trauma can leave syndromes in its wake. But can the anticipation of violence be a form of violence as well? Tense Future argues that it can-that twentieth-century war technologies and practices, particularly the aerial bombing of population centers, introduced non-combatants to a coercive and traumatizing expectation. During wartime, civilians braced for the next raid; during peacetime they braced for the next war. The pre-traumatic stress they experienced permeates the century's public debates and cultural works. In a series of groundbreaking readings, Saint-Amour illustrates how air war prophets theorized the wounding power of anticipation, how archive theory changed course in war's shadow, and how speculative fiction conjured visions of a civilizational collapse that would end literacy itself. And in this book's central chapters, he shows us how Ford Madox Ford, Robert Musil, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and other interwar modernist writers faced the memory of one war and the prospect of another, some by pitting their fictions' encyclopedic scale and formal turbulence against total war, others by conceding war's inevitability while refusing to long for a politically regressive peace. Total war: a conflict that exempts no one, disregarding any difference between soldier and civilian. Tense Future forever alters our understanding of the concept of total war by tracing its emergence during the First World War, its incubation in air power theory between the wars, and above all its profound partiality. For total war, during most of the twentieth century, meant conflict between imperial nation states; it did not include the violence those states routinely visited on colonial subjects during peacetime. Tacking back and forth between metropole and colony, between world war and police action, Saint-Amour describes the interwar refashioning of a world system of violence-production, one that remains largely intact in our own moment of perpetual interwar.

Income Tax in Common Law Jurisdictions: Volume 1, From the Origins to 1820

Income Tax in Common Law Jurisdictions: Volume 1, From the Origins to 1820

  • Author: Peter Harris
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1139461206
  • Category: Law
  • Page: N.A
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This book was first published in 2006. Many common law countries inherited British income tax rules. Whether the inheritance was direct or indirect, the rationale and origins of some of the central rules seem almost lost in history. Commonly, they are simply explained as being of British origin without more, but even in Britain the origins of some of these rules are less than clear. This book traces the roots of the income tax and its precursors in Britain and in its former colonies to 1820. Harris focuses on four issues that are central to common law income taxes and which are of particular current relevance: the capital/revenue distinction, the taxation of corporations, taxation on both a source and residence basis, and the schedular approach to taxation. He uses an historical perspective to make observations about the future direction of income tax in the modern world.

Der Fall des Baumeisters

Der Fall des Baumeisters

  • Author: Peter Ackroyd
  • Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
  • ISBN: 3688105508
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 368
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Nicholas Dyer wird nach dem großen Brand von London im frühen 18. Jahrhundert mit dem Neubau von sieben Kirchen beauftragt. Sie sollen das aufblühende Zeitalter der Vernunft, den Geist der Wissenschaft repräsentieren. Doch der geheimnisvolle Dyer fühlt sich älteren Idealen verpflichtet: Seine Kirchen stehen auf den Überresten vorchristlicher Kultstätten, ihr Bau folgt obskuren Gesetzmäßigkeiten der Schwarzen Magie. Und ihre Fertigstellung fordert schreckliche Blutopfer. Zwei Jahrhunderte später: Nicholas Hawksmoor, Inspektor bei Scotland Yard, untersucht eine geradezu irrsinnige Serie von Morden an Kindern und Stadtstreichern. Ihr einziges gemeinsames Merkmal: Sie geschehen in unmittelbarer Nähe gewisser Kirchen aus dem 18. Jahrhundert. Logik hilft bei der Aufklärung ebensowenig weiter wie modernste kriminalistische Methoden. Eher scheint ein anonymer Brief mit seltsamen kabbalistischen Zeichen auf die richtige Spur zu weisen. Angesichts der Verbrechen zweifelt Inspektor Hawksmoor, wie Dyer, an der Kraft des aufgeklärten Verstandes. In schmutzigen Absteigen und Schenken der Londoner Slums geht er scheinbar albernen Gerüchten von einem fürchterlichen Geist aus der Vergangenheit nach, der gekommen sei, die Frevel der modernen Zivilisation zu rächen. Immer tiefer zieht es Hawksmoor in den Strudel einer horriblen magischen Unterwelt: Er hört gespenstische Stimmen, fühlt sich verfolgt und kann nicht mehr zwischen Traum und Wirklichkeit unterscheiden. Ist es möglich, daß Dyer noch lebt? Oder hat am Ende er selber in geistiger Umnachtung die Morde begangen?

The Spirit Book

The Spirit Book

The Encyclopedia of Clairvoyance, Channeling, and Spirit Communication

  • Author: Raymond Buckland
  • Publisher: Visible Ink Press
  • ISBN: 1578593085
  • Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Page: 528
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The fascinating history of Spiritualism is coaxed into the material realm as the object of this perceptive and sweeping overview by that legendary author of the occult and supernatural, Raymond Buckland. Containing more than 500 entries and 100 illustrations, The Spirit Book is the comprehensive encyclopedia to Spiritualism and its related subjects. Plus it provides full biographies of every prominent person connected to the field. Drawing on decades of research, writing, and transcendence, Buckland describes sundry methods of channeling, events associated with Spiritualism, including séances and exorcism, organizations focused on clairvoyance, and a colorful host of mortals—famous and infamous—who delved into Spiritualism. Nostradamus, Helena Blavatsky, and Edgar Cayce receive their due, as well as Joan of Arc, William Blake, Susan B. Anthony, Winston Churchill, Arthur Conan Doyle, Mahatma Gandhi, Harry Houdini, and Mae West (look up and see her sometime). It explores Qabbalah, Sibyls, Fairies, Poltergeists; phenomena such as intuition and karma; objects useful in the attempt to cross the divide, including tarot cards, flower reading, and runes; and related practices such as Shamanism, transfiguration, meditation, and mesmerism.