New Release Books by Mark Wandrey

Mark Wandrey is the author of North Carolina Law of Torts 3rd Edition (2022), Voyage of the Flying Fish (2022), Climate change and hunger: Estimating costs of adaptation in the agrifood system (2021), Sales Force Management (2020) and other 396 books.

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North Carolina Law of Torts 3rd Edition

release date: Sep 23, 2022
North Carolina Law of Torts 3rd Edition
The Third Edition of North Carolina Law of Torts covers every aspect of North Carolina tort law. Part I covers intentional torts and defenses; Part II is devoted to negligence and defenses; Part III discusses strict liability and defenses; and Part IV covers a variety of other torts overlapping these categories. "Scope Notes" at the start of each chapter describe the subjects covered and refer to related issues in other chapters for easy cross-referencing. A Table of Cases and Table of Statutes help save you time and focus your research, while the index eases your search for specific areas of tort law.

Voyage of the Flying Fish

release date: Jan 17, 2022
Voyage of the Flying Fish
Greybeard and the adventurers encounter a huge storm that takes them to the North Atlantic. After being frozen in the ice, they reawaken many years later where they consequently encounter the New World! Amazingly, they are not in peril. Instead, they make a time of it, staying in castles and the like. Along the way, they pick up characters such as Man-of-Letters and Quarterbarrel. This leads to reflection.

Climate change and hunger: Estimating costs of adaptation in the agrifood system

release date: Jun 16, 2021
Climate change and hunger: Estimating costs of adaptation in the agrifood system
This report assesses the cost of adaptation to climate change across a range of future climate scenarios and investment options. We focus on offsetting climate change impacts on hunger through investment in agricultural research, water management, and rural infrastructure in developing countries. We link climate, crop, water, and economic models to (1) analyze scenarios of future change in the agriculture sector to 2050 and (2) assess trade-offs for these investments across key Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for poverty, hunger, and water. Our reference projections show that climate change slows progress toward eliminating hunger, with an additional 78 million people facing chronic hunger in 2050 relative to a no-climate-change future, over half of them in Africa south of the Sahara. Increased investments can offset these impacts. Achieving this would require that annual investment in international agricultural research increase from US$1.62 billion to US$2.77 billion per year between 2015 and 2050. Additional water and infrastructure investments are estimated to be more expensive than agricultural R&D at about US$12.7 billion and US$10.8 billion per year, respectively, but these address key gaps to support transformation toward food system resiliency. Findings on ranges of costs and trade-offs and complementarities across SDGs will help policymakers make better-informed choices between alternative investment strategies.

Sales Force Management

release date: Dec 08, 2020
Sales Force Management
In this 13th edition of Sales Force Management, Mark Johnston and Greg Marshall continue to build on the book’s reputation as a contemporary classic, fully updated for modern sales management teaching, research, and practice. The authors have strengthened the focus on the use of technology in sales management, offered new discussions on innovative sales practices, and further highlighted sales and marketing integration. By identifying recent trends and applications, Sales Force Management combines real-world sales management best practices with cutting-edge theory and empirical research in a single, authoritative source. Pedagogical features include: Engaging breakout questions designed to spark lively discussion. Leadership Challenge assignments and Minicases at the end of every chapter to help students understand and apply the principles they have learned in the classroom. Leadership, Innovation, and Technology boxes that simulate real-world challenges faced by salespeople and their managers. Ethical Moment boxes in each chapter put students on the firing line of making ethical choices in sales. Role-Play exercises at the end of each chapter, designed to enable students to learn by doing. A comprehensive selection of updated and revised longer sales management case studies, in the book and on the companion website. This fully updated new edition offers a thorough and integrated overview of accumulated theory and research relevant to sales management, translated clearly into practical applications—a hallmark of Sales Force Management over the years. It is an invaluable resource for students of sales management at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. The companion website features an instructor’s manual, PowerPoints, case studies, and other tools to provide additional support for students and instructors.

How Do We Know?

release date: Nov 17, 2020
How Do We Know?
What does it mean to know something? Epistemology, the study of knowledge, can often seem like a daunting subject. And yet few topics are more basic to human life. In this primer on epistemology, now in a second edition, James Dew and Mark Foreman provide an accessible entry into one of the most important disciplines within contemporary philosophy.

Granger's Crossing

release date: Apr 25, 2023
Granger's Crossing
Ulysses Granger, Continental soldier assigned to assist Colonel Clark in the West, is present for the Battle of St. Louis in 1780. In the aftermath, his best friend goes missing. Granger tracks him to a homestead some distance from the village where a mystery unfolds surrounding the Spaniard who owns the property, the body of Granger's friend, and stack of letters to and from a woman promised to marry the Spaniard. Granger does not have time to investigate as he is called away with Clark's men to pursue British and Native American forces. Three years later, partly on assignment to be the local American in St. Louis, he returns to St. Louis and resumes his search for answers about his friend's death, the mysterious Spanish bride who is on her way, and the woman he encountered three years before. He uncovers a plot concerning stolen gold, treason, and the deception of lovers.

Providence

release date: Apr 21, 2020
Providence
Addressing a topic of perennial interest in Christian theology, this volume offers a constructive account of the doctrine of providence. Mark Elliott shows that, contrary to received opinion, the Bible has a lot to say about providence as a distinct doctrine within the wider scope of God's acts of salvation. This book by a leading scholar of Christian theology and exegesis is a capstone of years of research on the history and theology of the doctrine of providence.

Lead from the Future

release date: Apr 14, 2020
Lead from the Future
Gold Medal Winner for Best Leadership Book in the 2021 Axiom Business Book Awards Named one of the "Top Ten Technology Books Of 2020" — Forbes Named one of the "10 Best New Business Books of 2020" by Inc. magazine "Johnson and Suskewicz have raised a battle cry for the kind of leadership we need in these uncertain times." -- Sandi Peterson, Member, Board of Directors, Microsoft We all know a visionary leader when we see one. They're bold and prophetic and at the same time pragmatic. They don't just promote change--they drive it, while inspiring and mobilizing others to do the same. Visionaries like Steve Jobs and Jeff Bezos possess a host of innate qualities that make them extraordinary, but what truly sets them apart is their ability to turn vision into action. In Lead from the Future, Innosight's Mark W. Johnson and Josh Suskewicz introduce a new way of thinking and managing, called "future-back," that enables any manager to become a practical visionary. Addressing the many barriers to change that exist in established organizations, they present a systematic approach to overcoming them that includes: The principles and mind-set that allow leadership teams to look beyond typical short-term planning horizons A method for turning emerging challenges into the growth opportunities that can define an organization's future A step-by-step approach for translating a vision into a strategic plan that teams can align around and commit to Ways to ensure that visionary thinking becomes a repeatable organizational capability As practical as it is inspiring, Lead from the Future is the guide you and your team need to develop a vision and translate it into transformative growth.

Robot Modeling and Control

release date: Feb 07, 2020
Robot Modeling and Control
A New Edition Featuring Case Studies and Examples of the Fundamentals of Robot Kinematics, Dynamics, and Control In the 2nd Edition of Robot Modeling and Control, students will cover the theoretical fundamentals and the latest technological advances in robot kinematics. With so much advancement in technology, from robotics to motion planning, society can implement more powerful and dynamic algorithms than ever before. This in-depth reference guide educates readers in four distinct parts; the first two serve as a guide to the fundamentals of robotics and motion control, while the last two dive more in-depth into control theory and nonlinear system analysis. With the new edition, readers gain access to new case studies and thoroughly researched information covering topics such as: ● Motion-planning, collision avoidance, trajectory optimization, and control of robots ● Popular topics within the robotics industry and how they apply to various technologies ● An expanded set of examples, simulations, problems, and case studies ● Open-ended suggestions for students to apply the knowledge to real-life situations A four-part reference essential for both undergraduate and graduate students, Robot Modeling and Control serves as a foundation for a solid education in robotics and motion planning.

The Space Industry of the Future

release date: Sep 01, 2022
The Space Industry of the Future
The Space Industry of the Future consists of the first instance of guidance for the space industry on how value creation in space can occur for the greater benefit of humanity using principles of capitalism and sustainability. The timing of this book is ideal given (1) sustainability challenges facing humanity and (2) that the growth of the commercial space economy is now occurring at a rate never seen before. This book presents an opportune guide written for technical, business, and policy practitioners alike that frames how this industry growth should occur from an integrated values and commercial perspective. This perspective is presented in the context of the modern technical capabilities of space systems relative to the world's greatest problems. The guidance contained in this book for the growing commercial space industry includes considerations beyond profit seeking alone. This guidance is founded on a bespoke value creation criteria to apply in the context of for-profit outer space activities that, if used, will result in the maximum value creation that a company is capable of. The criteria are developed and presented through a rigorous discussion on capitalism, economics, value theory, the circular economy, stakeholder management, and ethics. The value creation criteria are then discussed at length in relation to the space industry. The primary audience for this book is practitioners within the space industry; this includes investors, business managers, policy makers, engineers, and scientists. The secondary audience includes students and researchers, as well as a growing range of parties interested in space policy and entrepreneurship.

Museums Inside Out

release date: Jan 28, 2020
Museums Inside Out
An ambitious study of what it means to be a museum in the twenty-first century In Museums Inside Out, Mark W. Rectanus investigates how museums are blurring the boundaries between their gallery walls and public spaces. He examines how artists are challenging and changing museums, taking readers deep into new experiments in exhibition making. Along the way, Rectanus offers insights about how museums currently exemplify the fusion of the creative and digital economies. Exploring contemporary museum practices, initiatives, and collaborations, Rectanus analyzes projects like the Collective Museum, which foster land-based museum ecologies by co-curating with local communities. The Schirn Kunsthalle, Petach Tikva Museum of Art, and Tate Modern reflect museums as cultural zones for performance, inside and outside the museum. In addition, he studies a joint project between the Van Gogh Museum and the investment firm Deloitte Luxembourg, extracting insights on the transfer of expertise from museums to the financial sector. Wide-ranging in its case studies, and boldly putting museum studies and art into conversation, Museums Inside Out delivers vital insights into the ideas and places that museums are creating in contemporary culture.

Musculoskeletal MRI E-Book

release date: Oct 04, 2019
Musculoskeletal MRI E-Book
Ideal for residents, practicing radiologists, and fellows alike, this updated reference offers easy-to-understand guidance on how to approach musculoskeletal MRI and recognize abnormalities. Concise, to-the-point text covers MRI for the entire musculoskeletal system, presented in a highly templated format. Thoroughly revised and enhanced with full-color artwork throughout, this resource provides just the information you need to perform and interpret quality musculoskeletal MRI. Includes the latest protocols, practical advice, tips, and pearls for diagnosing conditions impacting the temporomandibular joint, shoulder, elbow, wrist/hand, spine, hips and pelvis, knee, and foot and ankle. Follows a quick-reference format throughout, beginning with basic technical information on how to obtain a quality examination, followed by a discussion of the normal appearance and the abnormal appearance for each small unit that composes a joint. Depicts both normal and abnormal anatomy, as well as disease progression, through more than 600 detailed, high-quality images, most of which are new to this edition. Features key information boxes throughout for a quick review of pertinent material.

Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Hip and Knee Reconstructive and Replacement Surgery

release date: Sep 16, 2019
Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Hip and Knee Reconstructive and Replacement Surgery
Part of the popular Tips and Tricks series, Illustrated Tips and Tricks in Hip and Knee Reconstruction provides succinct and practical advice acquired from years of professional practice in hip and knee surgery. Led by Drs. Daniel Berry and Marc Pagnano of the Mayo Clinic, this visually stunning reference focuses exclusively on detailed descriptions of technical tips and tricks for all aspects of hip and knee reconstruction. This unique approach is highly useful to orthopaedic surgery fellows and residents – anyone who would benefit from exposure to the wisdom that experienced attending surgeons pass on to those who are training in this complex field.

Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon

release date: Jun 15, 2019
Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon
This fifth edition of Historical Dictionary of the Republic of Cameroon contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on important personalities, politics, economy, foreign relations, religion, and culture.

Marketing Management

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Marketing Management
"No doubt about it, marketing is really changing. Marketing today is: Very strategic-customer-centricity is now a core organizational value. Practiced virtually, digitally, and socially to a greater degree than ever before imagined. Enabled and informed by analytics and new technologies. Accountable to top management through diligent attention to metrics and measurement. Oriented toward service as driver of product. "Owned" by everybody in the firm to one degree or another"--

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Business Model Innovation (with featured article "Reinventing Your Business Model" by Mark W. Johnson, Clayton M. Christensen, and Henning Kagermann)

HBR's 10 Must Reads on Business Model Innovation (with featured article "Reinventing Your Business Model" by Mark W. Johnson, Clayton M. Christensen, and Henning Kagermann)
Rethink how your organization creates, delivers, and captures value--or risk becoming irrelevant. If you read nothing else on business model innovation, read these 10 articles. We've combed through hundreds of Harvard Business Review articles and selected the most important ones to help you reach new customers and stay ahead of your competitors by reinventing your business model. This book will inspire you to: Assess whether your core business model is going strong or running out of gas Fend off free and discount entrants to your market Reinvigorate growth by adding a second business model Adopt the practices of lean startups Develop a platform around your key products Make business model innovation an ongoing discipline within your organization This collection of articles includes "Why Business Models Matter," by Joan Magretta; "Reinventing Your Business Model," by Mark W. Johnson, Clayton M. Christensen, and Henning Kagermann; "When Your Business Model Is in Trouble," an interview with Rita Gunther McGrath by Sarah Cliffe; "Four Paths to Business Model Innovation," by Karan Girotra and Serguei Netessine; "The Transformative Business Model," by Stelios Kavadias, Kostas Ladas, and Christoph Loch; "Competing Against Free," by David J. Bryce, Jeffrey H. Dyer, and Nile W. Hatch; "Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything," by Steve Blank; "Finding the Platform in Your Product," by Andrei Hagiu and Elizabeth J. Altman; "Pipelines, Platforms, and the New Rules of Strategy," by Marshall W. Van Alstyne, Geoffrey G. Parker, and Sangeet Paul Choudary; "When One Business Model Isn't Enough," by Ramon Casadesus-Masanell and Jorge Tarzijan; and "Reaching the Rich World's Poorest Consumers," by Muhammad Yunus, Frederic Dalsace, David Menasce, and Benedicte Faivre-Tavignot. HBR's 10 Must Reads paperback series is the definitive collection of books for new and experienced leaders alike. Leaders looking for the inspiration that big ideas provide, both to accelerate their own growth and that of their companies, should look no further. HBR's 10 Must Reads series focuses on the core topics that every ambitious manager needs to know: leadership, strategy, change, managing people, and managing yourself. Harvard Business Review has sorted through hundreds of articles and selected only the most essential reading on each topic. Each title includes timeless advice that will be relevant regardless of an ever‐changing business environment.

Conducting School-Based Functional Behavioral Assessments, Third Edition

release date: Feb 26, 2019
Conducting School-Based Functional Behavioral Assessments, Third Edition
"Chapter 1 introduces the process and purpose of FBA, situates FBA within a problem-solving framework, and explores the philosophical assumptions of a functional assessment approach. Chapter 2 highlights professional and ethical standards. Chapter 3 reviews the conceptual foundations of FBA. Chapter 4 examines the role of "private events" such as medical issues, emotions, and thoughts on behavior. Chapter 5 considers the contribution of executive skill delays to occurrences of interfering behavior. Chapter 6 introduces, discusses, and illustrates the Behavior Analytic Problem Solving model. Chapter 7 reviews indirect FBA procedures. Chapter 8 provides an overview of behavior recording procedures and descriptive FBA methods. Chapter 9 discusses experimental FBA procedures. Chapter 10 focuses on identifying and assessing the effectiveness of reinforcers for strengthening socially-appropriate replacement behaviors. Chapter 11 shows the process of designing behavior intervention plans on the basis of results. Chapters 12-14 provide examples"--

Introduction to Human Factors for Organisational Psychologists

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Introduction to Human Factors for Organisational Psychologists
This book provides the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake and report on human factors issues across a range of contexts.

Firefighting and Faith

release date: Sep 10, 2021
Firefighting and Faith
This book or rather group of short stories/homilies are written from a viewpoint of how God has provided truth in the scripture to apply to the many situations that life presents and gives us guidance through pain, fear, failure and success. The reflections that play out in these stories show the truth of Gods promise to be with us and show Himself in life as it happens and that God is the breath and wisdom of our lives, not just a Sunday morning visit to a pew. In whatever we face and in whatever we experience, whether we view it as good and wonderful or painful and trying, God can be found directing us, counselling us and holding us upright in the journey. Jesus is the great friend and the Holy Spirit the great companion as we face the challenge of whatever fires are before us. Through addiction, trauma and life God has not altered, never given up on me and has been faithful to show himself through the greatest storms and during the greatest times of peace. Jesus is hope. Born in Austin Texas the youngest of 7 children I grew up in the central Texas area as the son of a roofer. Dropping out of school to join the navy at age 17 where I spent two hitches and traveled the world, got arrested often and drank too much. Began a firefighting career in 1985 and served 22 years with a large metro department and then serving as a fire chief for smaller departments until 2020. Serve as pastor of a small Texas town church. Married, 1 son, 2 daughters, 3 step daughters, 14 grandchildren. Saved by Jesus 1982.

Master Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery: Knee Arthroplasty

release date: Nov 16, 2018
Master Techniques in Orthopedic Surgery: Knee Arthroplasty
Helmed by a brand-new editor from the Mayo Clinic, the latest edition has been updated with new procedures and principles and additional imagery. Each technique is described in step-by-step detail. You will also find an overview of each injury or condition, explanations of indications and preoperative planning, complications and issues to watch out for, and tips for success.

The Powers

release date: Nov 06, 2018
The Powers
“The Powers is much more than a motivational book, it is a handbook for a successful life” (Mark Ethridge, Pulitzer Prize–winning editor and author of Grievances). Winner of the Nonfiction Book Awards and the Illumination Book Awards’ 2018 Gold Enduring Light Medal Former US ambassador and president of Erwin Capital, Inc., Mark W. Erwin has mentored hundreds of people and has collected life-changing lessons throughout his journey that brought him from a sixteen-year-old in a jail cell to a multimillionaire before he was forty. In this revised edition of The Powers, he shares personal stories, philosophical and practical advice, and a one-of-a-kind collection of wisdom and insights from some of the most successful people in history, many of whom are his friends. While everyone has different dreams and goals, everyone also possesses their own set of Powers, even if some are hidden deep within. Erwin has found that intellectual curiosity, developing a grand vision, setting clear goals, practicing persistence, and other concepts included in this book are common traits among the most successful people. After years of studying works by great authors such as Napoleon Hill, Norman Vincent Peale, and Dale Carnegie, befriending highly successful people, and exploring an experimental learning style, Erwin has found common traits that not only create success but also allow one to go from ordinary to extraordinary. This book creates the blueprint for you to become exceptionally successful and maps out how using the Powers, in combination with your unique personality and emotional intelligence, will help you stand out and make a difference in whatever area you choose to pursue.

Overcoming Shame

release date: Mar 06, 2018
Overcoming Shame
Are You Ready to Be Free of Your Shame? Shame is debilitating. It ruins relationships, thwarts growth, and destroys hope. It can masquerade as various problems—guilt, envy, pride, resentment—but until you heal the core issue, freedom will remain out of reach. Dr. Mark W. Baker wants to open your eyes to the real battle you're facing and teach you the skills to effectively fight back. He will help you see... how guilt is often helpful, but shame is always harmful what you can do to restore relationships that have been damaged why you need and deserve a renewed understanding of your worth Combining psychological research, sound biblical teachings, and clinical experience, Dr. Baker provides a valuable resource to address the pain no one talks about—and explore the only remedy that can bring real healing.

The Rankin Street Raiders

release date: Mar 25, 2021
The Rankin Street Raiders
Welcome to the world of the Rankin Street Raiders, or Tom Sawyer times five. Their exploits and misadventures took place in a time when guys driving flashy candy-coloured muscle cars ruled the roads, girls wore frilly polka-dotted party dresses to school, dogs ran free and drug store soda fountains sold root beer floats stacked with ice cream, and yes, there was always a cherry on top. The Raiders practiced their artful piracy in Detroit, Windsor and their home town of Amherstburg, or A'burg. It was where and when CKLW brought a brand-new beat to the airwaves with hit after hit from the Motown song factory. Newly minted Great Lakes Freighters parted the waters like 747s preparing for takeoff. Boblo, an island amusement park, drew merrymakers from around North America. Fort Malden stood strong, still a bastion of the War of 1812. Point Pelee, the southernmost tip of Canada, became a migratory bird sanctuary and the guardian of countless plant species. Embracing this rich environment, the Raiders pulled off escapade after escapade that were created in a combined spirit of friendship and glee. So climb aboard their good ship, unfurl the Rankin Street Raider flag and sail into a past that contains unbridled fun with some lessons for the future. "The Rankin Street Raiders is an absolute pleasure to read. The book is a warm, inspiring story, rife with the kind of adventure, mischief, and even melancholy that only a pack of young teenagers could manifest and share with us. The author has chosen to pull the Raiders closer and closer to our hearts with each sentence. By the end, we feel like closing the book is like saying goodbye to friends." -Jessica Kirby, Editor

Phylogeny and Evolution of the Angiosperms

release date: Jan 24, 2018
Phylogeny and Evolution of the Angiosperms
Although they are relative latecomers on the evolutionary scene, having emerged only 135‒170 million years ago, angiosperms—or flowering plants—are the most diverse and species-rich group of seed-producing land plants, comprising more than 15,000 genera and over 350,000 species. Not only are they a model group for studying the patterns and processes of evolutionary diversification, they also play major roles in our economy, diet, and courtship rituals, producing our fruits, legumes, and grains, not to mention the flowers in our Valentine’s bouquets. They are also crucial ecologically, dominating most terrestrial and some aquatic landscapes. This fully revised edition of Phylogeny and Evolution of the Angiosperms provides an up-to-date, comprehensive overview of the evolution of and relationships among these vital plants. Incorporating molecular phylogenetics with morphological, chemical, developmental, and paleobotanical data, as well as presenting a more detailed account of early angiosperm fossils and important fossil information for each evolutionary branch of the angiosperms, the new edition integrates fossil evidence into a robust phylogenetic framework. Featuring a wealth of new color images, this highly synthetic work further reevaluates long-held evolutionary hypotheses related to flowering plants and will be an essential reference for botanists, plant systematists, and evolutionary biologists alike.

The Freedom Model for Addictions

release date: Nov 20, 2017

Plants of the World

release date: Nov 13, 2017
Plants of the World
Evolution of land plant -- Plants and human culture -- Naming plants -- Classification and the angiosperm phylogeny group

Spiritual Wisdom for a Happier Life

release date: Oct 03, 2017
Spiritual Wisdom for a Happier Life
There are eight basic human emotions that all people experience--hurt, guilt/shame, anger, anxiety, sorrow, fear, happiness, and love. We might believe we make sense of our lives by thinking through our experiences, but neuroscience shows that the part of our brains that processes emotions is many times faster than the part where logic and reason hold sway. It's the way God created us, but if we do not develop wisdom for handling our feelings, we may find that our emotions continue to get the best of us. Thankfully, the Bible is full of guidance about our emotions. With keen insight into human psychology and a gift for drawing wisdom for life from Scripture, Dr. Mark Baker shows readers how they can find comfort and promote emotional health in their lives. Anyone experiencing distress in their relationships or struggling with overwhelming emotions or even traumatic events will find clear biblical help and healing, leading them to a happier, more fulfilled life.

Smart Markets for Water Resources

release date: Apr 20, 2017
Smart Markets for Water Resources
Why is trade in wholesale water so rare, when markets can actively trade bread, tractors, and electricity? This book shows that water markets fail because of high transaction costs, resulting in inefficient allocations and unpredictable environmental effects. To overcome these obstacles, this book proposes a trading mechanism called a smart market. A smart market is an auction cleared with optimization. A smart market can reduce the transaction costs of water trading, while improving the environmental outcomes. The authors show why a smart market for water is needed, how it would work, and how to implement it. The smart market described here uses a hydrology simulation of the water resource, user bids via the internet, and mathematical optimization, to maximize the economic value of water while meeting all environmental constraints. The book provides the background to understand the smart market for water, and the detail to help the reader start working on its application. The book explores topics such as: Why water should be more expensive near sensitive environmental locations, Ways to set initial allocations of water rights, The role of regulatory oversight, The prerequisites of a water market, and How to counter objections to water markets. The culmination of a decade of investigation, this book combines explanation, examples, and detail to inform policymakers, large water users, environmental organizations, researchers, and a thirsty public.

Quantitative foresight modeling to inform the CGIAR research portfolio

release date: Apr 14, 2017
Quantitative foresight modeling to inform the CGIAR research portfolio
This report provides a quantitative assessment of the impacts of alternative investment options on the CGIAR’s SLOs (relating to poverty – SLO1, food and nutrition security – SLO2, and natural resources and ecosystem services – SLO3) in the context of changes in population, income, technology, and climate to 2050 as well as for key SDGs of importance to the developing world. The report serves as a source of information and evidence of the impact of CGIAR efforts in agricultural R&D as well as the role of complementary investments. It is intended to help the CGIAR Centers, CG Research Programs (CRP), system management, and donors to complement other efforts to assess the overall impact and benefits of investing in international and national agricultural research programs.

I Was There And You Are Here

release date: Dec 09, 2020
I Was There And You Are Here
Mark W. Leviner tells his life story through his interest in the War Between The States and his Confederate ancestry.

The Book of Orchids

release date: Mar 13, 2017
The Book of Orchids
One of every seven flowering plants on earth is an orchid. Some are stunningly over the top; others almost inconspicuous. The Orchidaceae is the second most widely geographically distributed family, after the grasses, yet remains one of the least understood. This book will profile 600 species, representing the remarkable and unexpected diversity and complexity in the taxonomy and phylogeny of these beguiling plants, and the extraordinary means they have evolved in order to ensure the attraction of pollinators. Each species entry includes life-size photographs to capture botanical detail, as well as information on distribution, peak flowering period, and unique attributes--both natural and cultural. The result is a work which will attract and allure, much as the orchids themselves do.

One Square Mile

release date: Feb 23, 2017
One Square Mile
One Square Mile: A History of Trenton Junction, New Jersey offers a view of small-town, rural American life at the turn of the century. Tracing the origins of the town back to the original Native American inhabitants, One Square Mile depicts its evolution from a small farming community to a bustling suburb, with a glimpse into the lives of the people who called Trenton Junction home.

National Geographic Atlas of Beer

release date: Jan 01, 2017
National Geographic Atlas of Beer
"Sample a beer in Hong Kong that tastes like bacon. Discover an out-of-the-way brewery in Vermont that devotees will drive hours to visit. Travel to a 500-year-old Belgian brewery with a beer pipeline under the city streets. This ... atlas meets travel guide explores beer history, geography, and trends on six continents - plus, you'll learn what to drink and where to go for the greatest beer experiences across the globe"--Publisher's description.

Aviation Social Science: Research Methods in Practice

release date: Dec 05, 2016

The MultiCapital Scorecard

release date: Dec 01, 2016
The MultiCapital Scorecard
For decades now, organizations have been struggling to find the best way to address their social and environmental responsibilities alongside their economic obligations. In other words, they want to know how best to effectively manage their operations based on a triple bottom line (3BL)—one that reflects social, environmental, and economic performance. Recently, an international standard for integrated reporting has emerged that in principle emphasizes the importance of managing toward a triple bottom line. But it fails to provide specific guidance on how to do so. Organizations have been left to their own devices to respond. How should 3BL management actually be done? In this book, sustainability and performance experts Martin Thomas and Mark McElroy introduce the world’s most advanced 3BL performance accounting methodology: The MultiCapital Scorecard. It is the first context-based integrated measurement, management, and reporting system. And, it can help corporations, public institutions, and other organizations answer the question they should be asking themselves for every aspect of their operations: “How much is enough for us to be sustainable?” The answers set internal performance standards against which operations and their impacts can be measured. Nothing less will do! The MultiCapital Scorecard describes this open-source methodology, which consists of a structured, quantitative measurement and reporting system that complies with international standards for 3BL integrated measurement and reporting. Moreover, the MultiCapital Scorecard is designed to help organizations assess their own 3BL performance in their own contexts with context-based metrics of their own choosing. An eminently practical management aid for integrated thinking, it can be tailored to any organization’s needs. The authors also describe how and why businesses are gradually shifting from managing impacts on only one type of capital (economic) to managing impacts on multiple types. They also provide detailed examples of worked reports, showing how organizations might develop and quantify the interim and long-term goals to meet their obligations to their employees, community, shareholders, and the environment. The examples also show how an organization can use the Multicapital Scorecard methodology to assess their progress in meeting those goals, and convey that progress to their stakeholders.
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