Climate Change

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Emily Boyd,Emma L Tompkins

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741421

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Climate change is the greatest single problem we face as a planet. This important introduction skilfully guides us through the complex mix of scientific, political, social, and environmental issues to explore the possible futures for our world. Focusing on the fact that the “point of no return” may have already been passed, Boyd and Tompkins highlight the urgent need to start addressing the wide-ranging consequences of our changing climate if we want to avoid catastrophe.


a beginner's guide

Author: Paul Jepson,Richard J. Ladle

Publisher: Oneworld Pubns Ltd

ISBN: 9781851687145

Category: Nature

Page: 193

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In this age of unparalleled environmental change, the need to preserve our fauna and flora has never been so urgent. Fortunately, the ceaseless erosion of nature is counterbalanced by the desire of people to do something about it.

Ergonomics for Beginners

A Quick Reference Guide, Third Edition

Author: Jan Dul,Bernard Weerdmeester

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420077511

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 160

View: 759


Loaded with information on the design of work systems, workplaces, and workstations as well as human anthropometics, Ergonomics for Beginners: A Quick Reference Guide, Third Edition provides a useful quick reference and valuable tool for novices and experienced professionals alike. Retaining the features that made each previous edition a bestseller, the authors have meticulously revised the information to address rapid developments in information and communications technology, offering ergonomics advice on topics such as wireless, remote, and hands-free controls, website design, mobile interaction, and virtual offices. Understand the Utility and Limitations of Modern Technology In their trademark, eloquent style, the authors explain the application of a human-centered approach to the design, testing, and evaluation of work systems by considering the interrelated set of physical, cognitive, social, organizational, and other relevant human factors. Their elemental, but comprehensive, treatment of the subject matter provides an authoritative and archival reference of basic theoretical and practical knowledge that will help enhance human performance and reduce the undesirable effects and unintended consequences of many human interactions with technology and the organizational environment. Small enough to carry along to work sites, with simple and clear illustrations, the book examines how to improve performance and reduce the undesirable effects and unintended consequences of many human interactions with technology and the work environment.

The No-nonsense Guide to Climate Change

Author: Dinyar Godrej

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859843352

Category: Nature

Page: 143

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"The No Nonsense Guide to Climate Change" charts up-to-the-minute developments on climate change, explores the extent that the human race is responsible for the catastrophes and suggests what can be done to prevent them.

Research Handbook on Climate Change, Migration and the Law

Author: Benoît Maye,François Crépeau

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1785366599


Page: 520

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This comprehensive Research Handbook provides an overview of the debates on how the law does, and could, relate to migration exacerbated by climate change. It contains conceptual chapters on the relationship between climate change, migration and the law, as well as doctrinal and prospective discussions regarding legal developments in different domestic contexts and in international governance.


A Beginner's Guide

Author: Vaclav Smil

Publisher: Beginner's Guides

ISBN: 9781786071330

Category: Energy development

Page: 219

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Vaclav Smil describes the concept of energy, while exploring a range of topics including everything from the inner workings of the human body to the race for more efficient and environmentally friendly fossil fuels.

History of Science

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Sean Johnston

Publisher: Univ of California Press


Category: Science

Page: 218

View: 4299


Weaving together intellectual history, philosophy, and social studies, an addition to an easy-to-understand series offers a unique appraisal of both the history of science and the nature of the evolving discipline, charting its progress since prehistory and revealing its role in shaping the twenty-first century. Original.


A Beginner's Guide

Author: Smil, Vaclav

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740387

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Packed with fascinating facts and insight, this book will fuel dinner party debate, and provide readers with the science and politics behind the world’s most controversial resource. Without oil, there would be no globalisation, no plastic, little transport, and a global political landscape that few would recognise. It is the lifeblood of the modern world, and humanity’s dependence upon it looks set to continue for decades to come. In this captivating book, the author of the acclaimed Energy: A Beginner’s Guide, Vaclav Smil, explains all matters related to the ‘black stuff’, from its discovery in the earth, right through to the political maelstrom that surrounds it today. Author Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He has written over 10 books on energy and been a keynote speaker at both the World Economic Forum and the Global Roundtable on Climate Change. He is the first non-American to receive the American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology and is a Special Fellow of the Royal Society.

V!VA Travel Guides

Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands

Author: Viva Publishing Network,Paula Newton

Publisher: Viva Publishing Network

ISBN: 0979126428

Category: Travel

Page: 480

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Viva members around the world contribute to the travel guides' creation and updating. They provide information concerning hotels, restaurants, tours, shopping and activities.


A Beginner's Guide

Author: James Miller

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740158

Category: Religion

Page: 192

View: 9568


Spanning the centuries and crossing the globe, this engaging introduction covers everything Daoist, from the religion of the ancients to 21st century T’ai Chi and meditation. Complete with a timeline of Daoist history and a full glossary, Daoism: A Beginner's Guide will prove invaluable not only to students, but also to general readers who wish to learn more about Daoism’s role and relevance in our fast-moving 21st century existence. James Miller is Assistant Professor of East Asian Traditions at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada.