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Women's tenure security on collective lands: A conceptual framework

release date: Dec 21, 2021
Women's tenure security on collective lands: A conceptual framework
Within discussions of land and resource rights, there is growing attention to women’s rights, mostly in terms of household and individual rights to private property. This leaves unanswered questions about whether and how women’s land rights can be secured under collective tenure, upon which billions of people worldwide depend. There is an important gap in conceptual tools, empirical understanding, and policy recommendations on women’s land rights within collective tenure. To address this gap and lay the foundations for a sound body of empirical studies and appropriate policies, we develop a conceptual framework to improve understanding of women’s land rights under collective tenure. We begin by discussing what secure tenure for women on collective lands would entail. We then present the conceptual framework for what factors would affect women’s tenure security, building on a framework for land tenure security that focuses on individual and household tenure. We give attention to particularities of rangelands, forests, and other types of lands as well as commonalities across types of collective lands. A key theme that emerges is that for women to have secure tenure under collective tenure, two dimensions must be in place. First, the collective (group) itself must have tenure security. Second, the women must have secure rights within this collective. The latter requires us to consider the governance structures, how men and women access and control land, and the extent to which women have voice and power within the collective. More consistent analyses of collective tenure systems using the framework presented in this paper can help to identify which action resources are important for groups to secure rights to collective lands, and for women to advocate for their rights within the group.

Red Dynamite

release date: Oct 15, 2021
Red Dynamite
In Red Dynamite, Carl R. Weinberg argues that creationism''s tenacious hold on American public life depended on culture-war politics inextricably embedded in religion. Many Christian conservatives were convinced that evolutionary thought promoted immoral and even bestial social, sexual, and political behavior. The "fruits" of subscribing to Darwinism were, in their minds, a dangerous rearrangement of God-given standards and the unsettling of traditional hierarchies of power. Despite claiming to focus exclusively on science and religion, creationists were practicing politics. Their anticommunist campaign, often infused with conspiracy theory, gained power from the fact that the Marxist founders, the early Bolshevik leaders, and their American allies were staunch evolutionists. Using the Scopes "Monkey" Trial as a starting point, Red Dynamite traces the politically explosive union of Darwinism and communism over the next century. Across those years, social evolution was the primary target of creationists, and their "ideas have consequences" strategy instilled fear that shaped the contours of America''s culture wars. By taking the anticommunist arguments of creationists seriously, Weinberg reveals a neglected dimension of antievolutionism and illuminates a source of the creationist movement''s continuing strength. Thanks to generous funding from Indiana University and its participation in TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem), the ebook editions of this book are available as Open Access volumes from Cornell Open (cornellopen.org) and other repositories.

Securing Data on Threat Detection by Using IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM QRadar: An Enhanced Cyber Resiliency Solution

release date: Sep 13, 2021
Securing Data on Threat Detection by Using IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM QRadar: An Enhanced Cyber Resiliency Solution
Having appropriate storage for hosting business-critical data and advanced Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) software for deep inspection, detection, and prioritization of threats has become a necessity for any business. This IBM® Redpaper publication explains how the storage features of IBM Spectrum® Scale, when combined with the log analysis, deep inspection, and detection of threats that are provided by IBM QRadar®, help reduce the impact of incidents on business data. Such integration provides an excellent platform for hosting unstructured business data that is subject to regulatory compliance requirements. This paper describes how IBM Spectrum Scale File Audit Logging can be integrated with IBM QRadar. Using IBM QRadar, an administrator can monitor, inspect, detect, and derive insights for identifying potential threats to the data that is stored on IBM Spectrum Scale. When the threats are identified, you can quickly act on them to mitigate or reduce the impact of incidents. We further demonstrate how the threat detection by IBM QRadar can proactively trigger data snapshots or cyber resiliency workflow in IBM Spectrum Scale to protect the data during threat. This third edition has added the section "Ransomware threat detection", where we describe a ransomware attack scenario within an environment to leverage IBM Spectrum Scale File Audit logs integration with IBM QRadar. This paper is intended for chief technology officers, solution engineers, security architects, and systems administrators. This paper assumes a basic understanding of IBM Spectrum Scale and IBM QRadar and their administration.

JDBC A Bridge

release date: Jul 23, 2021
JDBC A Bridge
This book introduce the concept of Java Database Connectivity (JDBC). I felt, there is need to provide java database connectivity knowledge to students and programmer which will help to develop their applications. The book contents basic topics like database, SQL and java database connectivity in depth. This book has intended for student and developers of Java Database Connectivity-based applications. It describe how to make a bridge between front end and back end using java connectivity with introducing several features. It has also written for Java programmers who would like to understand the JDBC framework in detail along with its architecture.

Possessed

release date: May 15, 2021
Possessed
In Possessed, Rebecca R. Falkoff asks how hoarding—once a paradigm of economic rationality—came to be defined as a mental illness. Hoarding is unique among the disorders included in the American Psychiatric Association''s DSM-5, because its diagnosis requires the existence of a material entity: the hoard. Possessed therefore considers the hoard as an aesthetic object produced by clashing perspectives about the meaning or value of objects. The 2000s have seen a surge of cultural interest in hoarding and those whose possessions overwhelm their living spaces. Unlike traditional economic elaborations of hoarding, which focus on stockpiles of bullion or grain, contemporary hoarding results in accumulations of objects that have little or no value or utility. Analyzing themes and structures of hoarding across a range of literary and visual texts—including works by Nikolai Gogol, Arthur Conan Doyle, Carlo Emilio Gadda, Luigi Malerba, Song Dong and E. L. Doctorow—Falkoff traces the fraught materialities of the present to cluttered spaces of modernity: bibliomaniacs'' libraries, flea markets, crime scenes, dust-heaps, and digital archives. Possessed shows how the figure of the hoarder has come to personify the economic, epistemological, and ecological conditions of modernity. Thanks to generous funding from New York University and its participation in TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem), the ebook editions of this book are available as Open Access (OA) volumes from Cornell Open (cornellopen.org) and other Open Access repositories.

Science Data Booklet

release date: Jul 11, 2020
Science Data Booklet
Science is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the nature. This booklet is designed to place less emphasis on factual material and greater emphasis on the understanding and application of scientific concepts and principles. This booklet has been designed in recognition of the need for students to develop skills that will be of long term value in an increasingly technological world rather than focusing on large quantities of factual material which may have only short term relevance.

Arcane Rising

release date: Jul 10, 2020
Arcane Rising
A secret past. A forbidden power. Someone’s got some serious explaining to do.ufeff After her secretive father dies, Elspeth Quarrie embarks on a quest across the world to discover her unknown Scottish heritage. Landing in Edinburgh, she doesn’t count on her first day being full of creepy graveyards, several attempted abductions, and nightmarish creatures hiding behind human faces. When fate catches up with her, a mysterious stranger by the name of Raurich ‘Rory’ Mackenzie is there to help — only Elspeth does the saving, blasting their attacker with magic she didn’t know she had. Then, as shock sets in, Rory reveals she’s a Druid — an elemental supernatural being with the power to distort the very fabric of nature. Desperate for answers, Elspeth follows Rory into an exciting hidden world where myth is reality and dreams are within reach…but not everything is as magical as it seems. The Druids are being hunted by the Chimera, a dark sect of Fae warriors who desire power above all else. And Elspeth may have just blown their cover. Arcane Rising is the first book of The Darkland Druids, a mystical Urban Fantasy series set in modern day Scotland. A woman with no living relatives travels from Australia to the other side of the world to find out the truth of who she is…only to land in the middle of a prophecy of destruction. Druids, Witches, Fae, and shapeshifters abound in this thrilling magical adventure!

The Contemporary Medieval in Practice

release date: Oct 07, 2019
The Contemporary Medieval in Practice
Contemporary arts, both practice and methods, offer medieval scholars innovative ways to examine, explore, and reframe the past. Medievalists offer contemporary studies insights into cultural works of the past that have been made or reworked in the present. Creative-critical writing invites the adaptation of scholarly style using forms such as the dialogue, short essay, and the poem; these are, the authors argue, appropriate ways to explore innovative pathways from the contemporary to the medieval, and vice versa. Speculative and non-traditional, The Contemporary Medieval in Practice adapts the conventional scholarly essay to reflect its cross-disciplinary, creative subject. This book ‘does’ Medieval Studies differently by bringing it into relation with the field of contemporary arts and by making ‘practice’, in the sense used by contemporary arts and by creative-critical writing, central to it. Intersecting with a number of urgent critical discourses and cultural practices, such as the study of the environment and the ethics of understanding bodies, identities, and histories, this short, accessible book offers medievalists a distinctive voice in multi-disciplinary, trans-chronological, collaborative conversations about the Humanities. Its subject is early medieval British culture, often termed Anglo-Saxon Studies (c. 500–1100), and its relation with, use of, and re-working in contemporary visual, poetic, and material culture (after 1950). ‘The Contemporary Medieval in Practice is both wise and unafraid to take risks. Fully embedded in scholarship yet reaching into unmapped territory, the authors move across disciplines and forge surprising links. Thought-provoking and evocative, this is a book that will have an impact that far belies its modest length.’ – Linda Anderson, Newcastle University

Fast Facts: Pyruvatkinase-Mangel

release date: Sep 30, 2019
Fast Facts: Pyruvatkinase-Mangel
Vielleicht ist Ihnen das Krankheitsbild des Pyruvatkinase-Mangels noch unbekannt. Es handelt sich um einen seltenen erblichen Enzymdefekt, der die Energiegewinnung in den Erythrozyten über die Glykolyse betrifft und zu einer hämolytischen Anämie führt. Die Symptome sind von Patient zu Patient sehr unterschiedlich, was die Diagnosestellung erschwert, und die Behandlung besteht im Wesentlichen in supportiven Massnahmen. ''Fast Facts: Pyruvatkinase-Mangel'' wurde von Experten verfasst und liefert eine umfassende Einführung in das Krankheitsbild. Behandelte Themen umfassen: • den zugrunde liegenden Enzymdefekt • den Vererbungsweg und die Beziehung zwischen Genotyp und Phänotyp • die Manifestationen der Erkrankung • die Grundlagen der Diagnosestellung und die Differentialdiagnose innerhalb einer heterogenen Gruppe von hämolytischen Erkrankungen • Monitoring und Behandlung möglicher Komplikationen. ''Fast Facts: Pyruvatkinase-Mangel'' wurde für Allgemeinmediziner, Hämatologen, Onkologen, Kinderärzte, Internisten, Hämatologie-Fachpflegepersonal und Medizinstudenten geschrieben: kurzum für alle, die mehr über diese seltene genetische Blutkrankheit erfahren möchten.

IBM Spectrum Scale: Big Data and Analytics Solution Brief

release date: Jan 23, 2018
IBM Spectrum Scale: Big Data and Analytics Solution Brief
This IBM® RedguideTM publication describes big data and analytics deployments that are built on IBM Spectrum ScaleTM. IBM Spectrum Scale is a proven enterprise-level distributed file system that is a high-performance and cost-effective alternative to Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) for Hadoop analytics services. IBM Spectrum Scale includes NFS, SMB, and Object services and meets the performance that is required by many industry workloads, such as technical computing, big data, analytics, and content management. IBM Spectrum Scale provides world-class, web-based storage management with extreme scalability, flash accelerated performance, and automatic policy-based storage tiering from flash through disk to the cloud, which reduces storage costs up to 90% while improving security and management efficiency in cloud, big data, and analytics environments. This Redguide publication is intended for technical professionals (analytics consultants, technical support staff, IT Architects, and IT Specialists) who are responsible for providing Hadoop analytics services and are interested in learning about the benefits of the use of IBM Spectrum Scale as an alternative to HDFS.

Pathways and Consequences of Legal Irregularity

release date: Apr 10, 2019
Pathways and Consequences of Legal Irregularity
This open access book provides a unique study of the complexities and consequences of irregular legal status of Senegalese migrants in Europe. It employs sophisticated quantitative methods to analyze unique life-history data to produce policy-relevant conclusions. Using the MAFE dataset as empirical evidence, the book focuses on the legal paths of Senegalese migrants in three different European countries. It shows how multiple contexts of reception produce pathways into irregular legal status and how the resulting complex configurations of irregular status shape migrants’ economic integration into their host societies as well as their ongoing participation in the development of their sending societies. The book thereby increases our understanding of the functioning of African migration systems and the corresponding inclusion patterns in Europe. As such this book will be of interest to scholars working in migration studies, policy makers, and legal professionals.

Towards a sustainable, participatory and inclusive wild meat sector

by: Coad L.Fa
release date: Jan 30, 2019
Towards a sustainable, participatory and inclusive wild meat sector
The meat of wild species, referred to in this report as ‘wild meat’, is an essential source of protein and a generator of income for millions of forest-living communities in tropical and subtropical regions. However, unsustainable harvest rates currently

Development of the project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI)

release date: Jan 18, 2019
Development of the project-level Women’s Empowerment in Agriculture Index (pro-WEAI)
In this paper, the authors describe the adaptation and validation of a project-level WEAI (or pro-WEAI) that agricultural development projects can use to identify key areas of women’s (and men’s) disempowerment, design appropriate strategies to address identified deficiencies, and monitor project outcomes related to women’s empowerment. The 12 pro-WEAI indicators are mapped to three domains: intrinsic agency (power within), instrumental agency (power to), and collective agency (power with). A gender parity index compares the empowerment scores of men and women in the same household. The authors describe the development of pro-WEAI, including: (1) pro-WEAI’s distinctiveness from other versions of the WEAI; (2) the process of piloting pro-WEAI in 13 agricultural development projects during the Gender, Agriculture, and Assets Project, phase 2 (GAAP2); (3) analysis of quantitative data from the GAAP2 projects, including intrahousehold patterns of empowerment; and (4) a summary of the findings from the qualitative work exploring concepts of women’s empowerment in the project sites. The paper concludes with a discussion of lessons learned from pro-WEAI and possibilities for further development of empowerment metrics.

Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out!

release date: Aug 21, 2018
Lift Us Up, Don't Push Us Out!
Parents, young people, community organizers, and educators describe how they are fighting systemic racism in schools by building a new intersectional educational justice movement. Illuminating the struggles and triumphs of the emerging educational justice movement, this anthology tells the stories of how black and brown parents, students, educators, and their allies are fighting back against systemic inequities and the mistreatment of children of color in low-income communities. It offers a social justice alternative to the corporate reform movement that seeks to privatize public education through expanding charter schools and voucher programs. To address the systemic racism in our education system and in the broader society, the contributors argue that what is needed is a movement led by those most affected by injustice--students of color and their parents--that builds alliances across sectors and with other social justice movements addressing immigration, LGBTQ rights, labor rights, and the school-to-prison pipeline. Representing a diverse range of social justice organizations from across the US, including the Chicago Teachers Union and the Genders and Sexualities Alliance Network, the essayists recount their journeys to movement building and offer practical organizing strategies and community-based alternatives to traditional education reform and privatization schemes. Lift Us Up! will outrage, inform, and mobilize parents, educators, and concerned citizens about what is wrong in American schools today and how activists are fighting for and achieving change.

Charged Particle Optics Theory

release date: Dec 19, 2017
Charged Particle Optics Theory
Charged Particle Optics Theory: An Introduction identifies the most important concepts of charged particle optics theory, and derives each mathematically from the first principles of physics. Assuming an advanced undergraduate-level understanding of calculus, this book follows a logical progression, with each concept building upon the preceding one. Beginning with a non-mathematical survey of the optical nature of a charged particle beam, the text: Discusses both geometrical and wave optics, as well as the correspondence between them Describes the two-body scattering problem, which is essential to the interaction of a fast charged particle with matter Introduces electron emission as a practical consequence of quantum mechanics Addresses the Fourier transform and the linear second-order differential equation Includes problems to amplify and fill in the theoretical details, with solutions presented separately Charged Particle Optics Theory: An Introduction makes an ideal textbook as well as a convenient reference on the theoretical origins of the optics of charged particle beams. It is intended to prepare the reader to understand the large body of published research in this mature field, with the end result translated immediately to practical application.

A policy network analysis of the palm oil sector in Indonesia

release date: Jun 30, 2017
A policy network analysis of the palm oil sector in Indonesia
The palm oil sector has been targeted by NGOs for its alleged negative environmental and social impacts. In this regard Indonesia represents a major challenge because it is home to some of the largest tropical forests in the world. A recent wave of corporate sustainability commitments peaked with the New York Declaration on Forests in September 2014, which emerged amidst the development of other standards and initiatives toward sustainable palm oil production. This process has made this field very complex, especially in Indonesia. The present study aims at clarifying the positions taken by the various stakeholders and assesses the level of political support and the functioning of policy networks. Results from our Policy Network Analysis based on the survey of 59 institutions representing all types of stakeholders (e.g. government, corporate, NGO) at all levels (international, Indonesian and local) show that standards and initiatives for sustainability have contrasting visibility and impact among stakeholders. In this context, RSPO stands as a reference, with the efforts by the Government of Indonesia to promote its own standard with ISPO yet to gain traction. While IPOP was a well-appreciated initiative and a symbol of zero-deforestation commitments, opposition to it by the government and conflicting interests have resulted in its disbandment. Overall, the lack of progress for sustainable palm oil practices on the ground, in the view of respondents, seems to be caused by political and legal barriers rather than technical challenges or economic losses at a country level.

After Confucius

release date: Apr 01, 2017
After Confucius
After Confucius is a collection of eight studies of Chinese philosophy from the time of Confucius to the formation of the empire in the second and third centuries B.C.E. As detailed in a masterful introduction, each essay serves as a concrete example of “thick description”—an approach invented by philosopher Gilbert Ryle—which aims to reveal the logic that informs an observable exchange among members of a community or society. To grasp the significance of such exchanges, it is necessary to investigate the networks of meaning on which they rely. Paul R. Goldin argues that the character of ancient Chinese philosophy can be appreciated only if we recognize the cultural codes underlying the circulation of ideas in that world. Thick description is the best preliminary method to determine how Chinese thinkers conceived of their own enterprise. Who were the ancient Chinese philosophers? What was their intended audience? What were they arguing about? How did they respond to earlier thinkers, and to each other? Why did those in power wish to hear from them, and what did they claim to offer in return for patronage? Goldin addresses these questions as he looks at several topics, including rhetorical conventions of Chinese philosophical literature; the value of recently excavated manuscripts for the interpretation of the more familiar, received literature; and the duty of translators to convey the world of concerns of the original texts. Each of the cases investigated in this wide-ranging volume exemplifies the central conviction behind Goldin’s plea for thick description: We do not do justice to classical Chinese philosophy unless we engage squarely the complex and ancient culture that engendered it. An electronic version of this book is freely available thanks to the support of libraries working with Knowledge Unlatched, a collaborative initiative designed to make high-quality books open access for the public good. The open-access version of this book is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0), which means that the work may be freely downloaded and shared for non-commercial purposes, provided credit is given to the author. Derivative works and commercial uses require permission from the publisher.

Exposed

release date: Jan 06, 2017
Exposed
Some secrets should remain hidden, exposing them can get you killed. Julian wants a normal life, the only trouble is, he isn''t normal. When Adam and Harry come into the petrol station looking for trouble, though, their actions threaten to expose his secret, a secret that would make him a wanted man - wanted by lots of people, for lots of reasons. Now he has to leave behind the life he''s been building and start over again, but before he does that, Adam and Harry must pay. This is a novella of approx 8,000 words

Instructional Scaffolding in STEM Education

release date: Oct 03, 2016
Instructional Scaffolding in STEM Education
This book uses meta-analysis to synthesize research on scaffolding and scaffolding-related interventions in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. Specifically, the volume examines the extent to which study quality, assessment type, and scaffolding characteristics (strategy, intended outcome, fading schedule, scaffolding intervention, and paired intervention) influence cognitive student outcomes. It includes detailed descriptions of the theoretical foundations of scaffolding, scaffolding strategies that have been proposed to meet different intended learning outcomes in STEM, and associated efficacy information. Furthermore, the book describes assessment strategies and study designs which can be used to evaluate the influence of scaffolding, and suggests new fields in which scaffolding strategies that have proven efficacious may be used.

Rethinking Canadian Aid

release date: Jun 09, 2016
Rethinking Canadian Aid
This book contributes to a “rethinking” Canadian aid at four different levels. First, it undertakes a collective rethinking of the foundations of Canadian aid, including both its normative underpinnings – an altruistic desire to reduce poverty and inequality and achieve greater social justice, a means to achieve commercial or strategic self-interest, or a projection of Canadian values and prestige onto the world stage – and aid’s past record. Second, it analyzes how the Canadian government government is itself rethinking Canadian aid, including greater focus on the Americas and specific themes (such as mothers, children and youth, and fragile states) and countries, increased involvement of the private sector (particularly Canadian mining companies), and greater emphasis on self-interest. Third, it rethinks where Canadian aid is or should be heading, including recommendations for improved development assistance. Fourth, it highlights how serious rethinking is required on aid itself: the concept, its relation to non-aid policies that affect development in the Global South, and the rise of new providers of development assistance, especially “emerging economies”. Each of these novel challenges holds important implications for Canada, for its development policies and for its declining influence in the morphing global aid regime.

Psychometric Framework for Modeling Parental Involvement and Reading Literacy

release date: Feb 19, 2016
Psychometric Framework for Modeling Parental Involvement and Reading Literacy
This volume offers insights from modelling measures of parental involvement and their relationship with student reading literacy across countries, exploring and incorporating cultural differences. This is a significant contribution to a field where cross-cultural comparisons from a triangulated perspective are sparse. For readers interested in exploring the relationship between parental involvement and student attainment, the literature review provides a useful starting point. Meanwhile, for the more methodologically interested reader, this report presents state-of-the-art ways to identify and model cultural differential item functioning in international large-scale assessment (ILSA), illustrating the extent to which the parental involvement construct may be influenced by cultural differences and how this may affect the outcomes of cross-cultural comparisons. The framework is generic and should provide a solid foundation for future ILSA practices and secondary analyses. ILSA studies like the IEA’s Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) provide valuable data, containing both student achievement data and contextual background data from schools, teachers, students and parents for over 41 countries.

Agriculture Chemical Users Manual

release date: Jan 01, 2016
Agriculture Chemical Users Manual
The Agricultural Chemical User''s Manual plays an important role in the efficient and economic production of wholesome food and fibrous products, reducing soil erosion and maintaining human health and lifestyles for an ever increasing world population. Agricultural chemicals are also known as pesticides and include herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. Chemical use is the key to ensuring that agricultural chemicals are beneficial to the community as a whole, and not just beneficial to users only. The community must have confidence that human health and the environment are protected when agricultural chemicals are used. The manual is a tool for anyone involved in pest or weed control activities by providing users with sound scientific advice on a range of subjects including basic pest and weed identification, effective pest and weed control strategies, appropriate application technology as well as ways to reduce the impacts of agricultural chemical spray drift.

Tor.com Publishing Fall 2015 Sampler

release date: Aug 15, 2015
Tor.com Publishing Fall 2015 Sampler
Enjoy samples from Tor.com Publishing''s first ten novellas in the Fall 2015 sampler! Featuring Kai Ashante Wilson, Nnedi Okorafor, K. J. Parker, Daniel Polansky, and many more, this sampler contains exciting new fantasy worlds, harrowing science fiction adventures, stolen memories, edible angels, and talking salamanders. The novellas these chapters are taken from are available in ebook, trade paperback, and audiobook. At the Publisher''s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

One Year After Chapter Sampler

release date: Aug 11, 2015
One Year After Chapter Sampler
Enjoy a sneak preview to One Year After, William R. Forstchen''s highly anticipated follow-up to the smash hit, One Second After. Nuclear weapons were detonated above the United States and brought America to its knees. After months of suffering starvation, war, and countless deaths, the survivors of Black Mountain, North Carolina, are beginning to recover technology and supplies they had once taken for granted, like electricity, radio communications, and medications. When a "federal administrator" arrives in a nearby city, they dare to hope that a new national government is finally emerging. But "the New Regime" is already tyrannizing one community. Will Black Mountain be next? At the Publisher''s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Systematic review of effects on biodiversity from oil palm production

release date: Dec 29, 2014
Systematic review of effects on biodiversity from oil palm production
During the past decade there has been a growing interest in bioenergy, driven by concerns about global climate change, growing energy demand, and depleting fossil fuel reserves. The predicted rise in biofuel demand makes it important to understand the potential consequences of expanding biofuel cultivation. A systematic review was conducted on the biodiversity impacts of three first-generation biofuel crops (oil palm, soybean, and jatropha) in the tropics. The study focused on the impacts on species richness, abundance (total number of individuals or occurrences), community composition, and ecosystem functions related to species richness and community composition.

The Paranormal 13 (13 free books featuring witches, vampires, werewolves, mermaids, psychics, Loki, time travel and more!) (+1 Bonus!)

release date: Oct 07, 2014
The Paranormal 13 (13 free books featuring witches, vampires, werewolves, mermaids, psychics, Loki, time travel and more!) (+1 Bonus!)
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RESILIENCE PROGRAMMING AMONG NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS

release date: Jan 01, 2014
RESILIENCE PROGRAMMING AMONG NONGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATIONS
This food policy report reviews resilience processes, activities, and outcomes by examining a number of case studies of initiatives by nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to enhance resilience capacity, and draws implications for policymakers and other stakeholders looking to strengthen resilience.

IBM zEnterprise EC12 Configuration Setup

release date: May 28, 2013
IBM zEnterprise EC12 Configuration Setup
This IBM® Redbooks® publication helps you install, configure, and maintain the IBM zEnterprise EC12 server. The zEC12 offers new functions that require a comprehensive understanding of the available configuration options. This book presents configuration setup scenarios, and describes implementation examples in detail. This book is intended for systems engineers, hardware planners, and anyone who needs to understand IBM System z® configuration and implementation. Readers should be generally familiar with current IBM System z technology and terminology. For details about the zEC12 server, see IBM zEnterprise EC12 Technical Introduction, SG24-8050, and IBM zEnterprise EC12 Technical Guide, SG24-8049.

First Contact (In Her Name, Book 1)

release date: May 31, 2010
First Contact (In Her Name, Book 1)
Led by Commander Owen McClaren, the TNS Aurora is embarked on an extended survey mission, searching for new worlds that could support human life. Drawn to an uncharted star system by the discovery of potentially habitable planets, the crew of the Aurora discovers something entirely unexpected: the planets are already inhabited, but not by humans. Approached by gigantic alien starships, Aurora''s crew makes ready for humanity''s very first contact with another sentient race. But nothing could prepare them for what fate has in store. For they have entered the domain of the Kreelan Empire, which has waited thousands of years to find another spacefaring race against which to wage war to honor their Empress. With all but one of the crew killed in bloody close combat, the aliens send Aurora home bearing the sole survivor: the Messenger, a young crewman who carries with him an alien artifact that is humanity''s only sign of how much time remains until they are plunged into an interstellar war...

What are Christmas and Easter all about?

release date: Jan 01, 2009
What are Christmas and Easter all about?
What is this book all about? The purpose of this book is to explain the most important story in the Holy Bible. It is a story that tells us what Christmas and Easter are all about. However the book doesn’t stop with the stories of these two festivals. It explains much more. It tells us the Bible’s answers to life, death, and life after death. It helps us understand what the Bible is all about! This book is written in EasyEnglish, which means all ages can benefit from it. If English is a difficult language for you to read, this book will be helpful.

Algae

release date: Jan 01, 2007
Algae
The United States is dependent on foreign oil to meet 63% of its petroleum demand. As China, India, Japan, and Brazil - all major importers - compete with the U.S. for this finite resource, global demand is growing rapidly. The U.S. consumes 25% of the world''s oil, but owns only 4% of the world''s known oil reserve. Projections indicate U.S. dependency on foreign oil will continue to increase. Vital interests affected by petroleum dependency include uncertainty of supply, influence of tyrants, rising trade deficits, projected shortage of oil reserves, and concerns of global warming. Oil dependency is an unacceptable risk to U.S. national strategy. This paper advocates independence from foreign oil by converting the national transportation fleet to biodiesel derived from algae; a domestically producible, clean burning, regenerative fuel. Biodiesel can be transported and delivered using existing infrastructure, including America''s pipelines, tankers, and the 178,000 gas stations. Among the sources for biodiesel, algae may be the least favored option. Yet, they offer innate advantages as the major source of bioenergy.

The Iraq War

release date: Jan 01, 2007
The Iraq War
Taking full account of the factors beyond the control of the U.S. military and avoiding glib comparisons with Vietnam, the author examines how the American approach to the war in Iraq has affected operations there. He also draws on the experience of other nations, particularly the United Kingdom, to identify broad lessons that might inform the conduct of this and future campaigns. He documents the process by which soldiers and Marines in Iraq have adapted to the challenging situation and incorporated both historic and contemporary lessons into the new counterinsurgency doctrine contained in Field Manual 3-24.

Unhealthy Housing

release date: Oct 09, 2005
Unhealthy Housing
Unhealthy Housing presents an analysis of the research into the health implications of housing and the significance for legal regulation of housing conditions. Key experts present short papers, together with an overview to give an evaluation of the significance of housing on the health of occupiers.

Development of New Microwave-drying and Straightening Technology for Low-value Curved Timber

release date: Jan 01, 2005

Applying Islamic Principles in the Twenty-first Century

release date: Jan 01, 2005

The Mindanao Peace Talks

release date: Jan 01, 2005

Conservation of the Last Judgment Mosaic, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Conservation of the Last Judgment Mosaic, St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague
Illustrated in color throughout, this handsome volume presents selected papers from an international symposium held in June 2001 marking the completion of a ten-year project to conserve the Last Judgment mosaic, at St. Vitus Cathedral in Prague. The project was a partnership between the Office of the President of the Czech Republic, the Prague Castle Administration, and the Getty Conservation Institute. The goal of the symposium was to present the methodology, research, and results of the project, which involved conserving one of the finest examples of monumental medieval mosaic art in Europe. The volume''s essays are divided into three parts, which cover the historical and art-historical context, conservation planning and methodology, and project implementation and maintenance. Topics addressed include the history, iconography, and visual documentation of the mosaic; the development and application of surface cleaning and protective coating techniques for the mosaic''s glass tesserae; and post-treatment monitoring and maintenance.

Administrative costs of private accounts in social security

release date: Jan 01, 2004
Administrative costs of private accounts in social security
And introduction -- Administrative tasks in a pension system -- Administrative costs in existing systems -- The administrative costs of a personal account system: identifying the trade-offs.

Infrared Spectroscopy in Conservation Science

release date: Mar 16, 2000
Infrared Spectroscopy in Conservation Science
This book provides practical information on the use of infrared (IR) spectroscopy for the analysis of materials found in cultural objects. Designed for scientists and students in the fields of archaeology, art conservation, microscopy, forensics, chemistry, and optics, the book discusses techniques for examining the microscopic amounts of complex, aged components in objects such as paintings, sculptures, and archaeological fragments. Chapters include the history of infrared spectroscopy, the basic parameters of infrared absorption theory, IR instrumentation, analysis methods, sample collection and preparation, and spectra interpretation. The authors cite several case studies, such as examinations of Chumash Indian paints and the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Institute’s Tools for Conservation series provides practical scientific procedures and methodologies for the practice of conservation. The series is specifically directed to conservation scientists, conservators, and technical experts in related fields.
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