Sand Dunes

A Practical Handbook

Author: Alan Brooks,Elizabeth Agate,British Trust for Conservation Volunteers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780946752324

Category: Coastal zone management

Page: 109

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Sand Dune Conservation, Management and Restoration

Author: J. Patrick Doody

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9400747314

Category: Science

Page: 306

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This book deals with the development of temperate coastal sand dunes and the way these have been influenced by human activity. The different states in which the habitat exists both for the beach/foredune and inland dune are reviewed against the pressures exerted upon them. Options for management are considered and the likely consequences of taking a particular course of action highlighted. These options include traditional approaches to the conservation and management of wildlife and landscapes as well as habitat restoration. The way the value of the areas changes under different management regimes is considered mainly from an environmental perspective. Consideration is given to new approaches to management and restoration including adopting a more dynamic approach. Audience This book will be of interest to academics, students and professionals concerned with policy formulation and /or actively managing coastal areas.
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Coastal Dune Management

Shared Experience of European Conservation Practice

Author: John Houston,Sally E. Edmondson

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853238546

Category: Nature

Page: 458

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Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.
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Practical Handbook of Grouting

Soil, Rock, and Structures

Author: James Warner

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471463030

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 700

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The first complete handbook for every aspect of grouting technology The Practical Handbook of Grouting offers the most comprehensive, single-source reference covering all facets of grouting technology, including its application for control of water movement, strengthening of both soil and rock, and a wide range of structural applications. Richly illustrated with hundreds of informative photographs, graphs, and figures, this handbook provides invaluable advice on all stages of a project from initial investigation and design, through execution, monitoring, and quality control. Broad coverage in the Practical Handbook of Grouting begins with a general overview of the topic and includes design and quality control issues, injection techniques, and a thorough discussion of drilling and grouting equipment, with practical focus on building custom equipment. Enriched with real-world insights from the author, the Practical Handbook of Grouting features the latest information on: * Cementitious and noncementitious grouts, including new admixtures and polymers * Special construction requirements, including grouting inside structures, underground spaces, in extreme environments, and for emergency response support * Grouting equipment, including pumps, mixers, agitators, and delivery and monitoring systems * Pump mechanics, including the advantages and limitations of all pump types * "The Games Contractors Play," including marketing efforts, proposal trickery, on-the-job issues, and defending bad work Complete with an extensive bibliography and references, the Practical Handbook of Grouting is a valuable resource for civil, structural, and geotechnical engineers, geologists, contractors, and students in related fields.
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Thermodynamics

Author: N.A. Gokcen,R.G. Reddy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306453809

Category: Science

Page: 400

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This edition of Thermodynamics is a thoroughly revised, streamlined, and cor rected version of the book of the same title, first published in 1975. It is intended for students, practicing engineers, and specialists in materials sciences, metallur gical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, electrochemistry, and related fields. The present edition contains many additional numerical examples and prob lems. Greater emphasis is put on the application of thermodynamics to chemical, materials, and metallurgical problems. The SI system has been used through out the textbook. In addition, a floppy disk for chemical equilibrium calculations is enclosed inside the back cover. It contains the data for the elements, oxides, halides, sulfides, and other inorganic compounds. The subject material presented in chapters III to XIV formed the basis of a thermodynamics course offered by one of the authors (R.G. Reddy) for the last 14 years at the University of Nevada, Reno. The subject matter in this book is based on a minimum number of laws, axioms, and postulates. This procedure avoids unnecessary repetitions, often encountered in books based on historical sequence of development in thermodynamics. For example, the Clapeyron equation, the van't Hoff equation, and the Nernst distribution law all refer to the Gibbs energy changes of relevant processes, and they need not be presented as radically different relationships.
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A Practical Guide to Museum Ethics

Author: Sally Yerkovich

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442231645

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

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Are your collections up for grabs? Does the spouse of one of your trustees have too much to say about developing the exhibition schedule? How much is too much public participation? Where does a curator’s authority begin and end? Grounded in a series of case studies, A Practical Guide to Museum Ethics confronts types of ethical dilemmas museums face and explores attempts to resolve them in chapters dealing with accessibility, disability, and diversity; collections; conflict of interest; governance; management; deaccessioning; and accountability and transparency. Suitable for classroom use as well as a professional reference, here is a comprehensive, practical guide for dealing with ethical issues in museums.
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Practical Handbook for Wetland Identification and Delineation, Second Edition

Author: John G. Lyon,Lynn Krise Lyon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1439838925

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 208

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Wetland identification, although theoretically straightforward, is not cut and dry as a practice. Despite the time and expense, it is an economic and environmental necessity. The Definitive Guide to the Practice of Wetland Identification The second edition of the bestselling Practical Handbook for Wetland Identification and Delineation offers solutions to real-world problems in the scientific and regulatory aspects of wetlands. The authors present characteristics and indicators of wetlands that are the focus of the jurisdictional issue, and discuss strategies and methods for making wetland identifications and delineations that meet federal requirements. What’s new in the Second Edition: Coverage of increased options for scientific evaluation of problematic areas More details on definition of wetlands, description of their functions, and delineation methods used to assess their extent Lay examination of legal questions, regulatory/permitting requirements, statutes, and other guidance Information on the latest techniques for conducting wetland evaluations Exploration of advances in mapping, surveying and remote sensing technologies Although the most basic delineation methods and procedures have not changed since the first edition, the availability and power of advanced mapping, remote sensing and surveying technologies have advanced the science. Low and higher altitude aerial imagery, geographic information system (GIS) databases, easily accessible land cover maps, and fine resolution satellite data are just a few of the resources available. In spite of these advances, it is still difficult to find practical directions on how to gather needed data in the literature. Updated and revised to reflect changes in the science and technology, the second edition brings together technical criteria, field indicators, and vital regional information in clear language and focused practical utility.
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Practical Guide to Construction Contract Surety Claims

Author: William Schwartzkopf,Richard Tasker

Publisher: Aspen Publishers Online

ISBN: 0735552630

Category: Law

Page: 963

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Practical Guide to Construction Contract Surety Claims, Second Edition provides clear guidance on the methods, procedures and case law surrounding the surety process. Whether you represent the surety, principal, or obligee, this one-of-a-kind reference will provide you with the indispensable, practical guidance and reliable tools you need to manage the surety process. Practical Guide to Construction Contract Surety Claims, Second Edition is logically organized around the various types of bonds - payment bond, bid bond, performance bond - as well as the claims that are asserted against those bonds, and the methods of investigation and resolution of those claims. It covers in detail the surety's options for resolving performance bond claims, including: Tender Completion by the obligee Completion by surety Financing the principal This book also addresses matters that affect the claims handling process, such as: Bankruptcy of the principal Claims for extra-contractual damages Claims by the surety against the principal Indemnity for losses sustained by the surety The interrelationship of the surety and the insurance carriers for the construction project Valuable analysis of case law is included within the discussion of each topic, and the relevant facts of key cases are highlighted where applicable. Bonus Interactive CD-ROM Includes All Forms and Documents This unique CD-ROM contains nearly 150 forms, such as sample agreements and correspondence among the parties, providing the guidance you need to act quickly and protect your client's interests in any situation.
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Running the Numbers: A Practical Guide to Regional Economic and Social Analysis: 2014

A Practical Guide to Regional Economic and Social Analysis

Author: John Quinterno

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317460677

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Through use of practical examples and a plainspoken narrative style that minimises the use of maths, this book demystifies data concepts, sources, and methods for public service professionals interested in understanding economic and social issues at the regional level. By blending elements of a general interest book, a textbook, and a reference book, it equips civic leaders, public administrators, urban planners, nonprofit executives, philanthropists, journalists, and graduate students in various public affairs disciplines to wield social and economic data for the benefit of their communities. While numerous books about quantitative research exist, few focus specifically on the public sector. Running the Numbers, in contrast, explores a wide array of topics of regional importance, including economic output, demographics, business structure, labour markets, and income, among many others. To that end, the book stresses practical applications, minimises the use of maths, and employs extended, chapter-length examples that demonstrate how analytical tools can illuminate the social and economic workings of actual American regions.
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Practical Guide to Geo-Engineering

With Equations, Tables, Graphs and Check Lists

Author: Milutin Srbulov

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401786380

Category: Science

Page: 370

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This handy reference manual puts a wealth of ready-to-use information, data, and practical procedures within immediate reach of geo-engineers and technicians, whether they be in the field or office. It assembles and organizes the most-needed set of equations, tables, graphs and check-lists on six major subfields of geo-engineering: investigations, testing, properties, hazards, structures and works. This practical reference for the professional and others interested in the subject of ground engineering skips lengthy definitions to highlight best practice and methods proven most effective. While reflecting codes and standards, it also fills the gaps with non-standard approaches when existing ones are skimpy on practical details or agreement. Enhanced by 146 illustrations and 83 tables, the Practical Guide to Geo-Engineering points users to supporting information and data through its extensive reference list. Audience: This book is of interest to everyone involved in practical geo-engineering.
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The Really Practical Guide to Starting Up Your Own Business

Author: Kim Hills Spedding

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452061564

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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This book really does what it says on the cover and guides the reader in an easy-to-read, practical way on every aspect of the know-how needed to plan and start up their own business. From advice on putting together a business plan to useful tips on how to avoid the many pitfalls likely to be encountered, this is a compendium of how to do it and what problems to look out for. It will be invaluable both when setting up and running your own business. In his 24 years as a business adviser and trainer, Kim Hills Spedding has helped more than 4,500 people set up businesses in the U.K. and understands that it is very often the very practical matters that are the most difficult hurdles for anyone setting out alone in business.
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Promoting Health: A Practical Guide - E-Book

Forewords: Linda Ewles & Ina Simnett; Richard Parish

Author: Angela Scriven

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702044393

Category: Medical

Page: 272

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This title is now out of print. A new version with e-book is available under ISBN 9780702044564. Promoting Health is a seminal text that has been used in the training and education of health promoters over the last 25 years and has shaped health promotion practice in the UK. This 6th edition has undergone significant revision by a new author, Angela Scriven, a leading academic widely published in the health-promotion field, bringing it up to date with current practice. The text provides an accessible practical guide for all those involved in health promotion. Concerned with the what, why, who and how of health promotion, it is invaluable to students of the discipline. Fully updated to meet the needs of today’s public health practitioners Case studies and exercises enable application of ideas Provides practice and guidance on report writing, running meetings and working with the media and influencing policy Discusses working with groups and networks, as well as individual clients User-friendly, interactive style New, contemporary format
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Building a Dune Buggy - The Essential Manual

Everything You Need to Know to Build Any VW-based Dune Buggy Yourself!

Author: Paul Shakespeare

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1904788734

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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A step-by-step guide to building a Buggy, containing details of equipment and techniques, as well as guidance on the choice of donor car and new components. Build any VW-based Dune Buggy avoiding common pitfalls and expensive mistakes, ending up with a superb, roadworthy multi-purpose vehicle.
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