Автор: Elliott Jennifer Название: Introduction to Sustainable Development ISBN: 0415590736 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780415590730 Издательство: Taylor&Francis Рейтинг: Цена: 3761 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Thisfourth edition has been comprehensively rewritten and updated to provide a concise, well illustrated and accessible introduction to the characteristics, challenges and opportunities of sustainable development with particular reference to developing countries. The contested nature of sustainable development is explored through a detailed consideration of changing ideas and practices within environmentalism and development thinking.The text identifies the different actors involved (from institutions of global governance through to community based organisations), the policies and mechanisms through which sustainable development is being sought and considers the outcomes for particular groups and environments in both rural and urban contexts. ?? This edition places stronger emphasis on the global challenges of sustainable development with an understanding of inter-linked crises in climate, energy, economy, poverty and social injustice. It explores how these issues are leading to deep questioning of what sustainable development is, what it should be, and how sustainable development policies and mechanisms are being reconsidered.The book gives new consideration to the challenge of achieving lower carbon growth, climate adaptation, and the implications on sustainable development of rapidly expanding economies, including China and India.It contains greater discussion of how civil society movements influence outcomes of international climate policy, as well as technological developments in energy and agriculture. The text also contains a substantially expanded discussion of how poverty remains central to sustainable development challenges, as revealed through the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment and Millennium Development Goals. This invaluable text retains the core message that sustainable development has become central to debates about environment and development.Containing a substantial number of new boxed case studies, learning outcomes, chapter summaries, discussion questions, further reading and websites, this text provides an essential introduction for students.
Описание: Provides medical and physics students with an exploration of the physics-related applications found in medical centers. With an emphasis on digital imaging and computers in medicine, the text gives readers a fundamental understanding of the practical application of each.
Автор: Holmes Leslie Название: Corruption: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199689695 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199689699 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 832 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Corruption one of the biggest issues facing the contemporary international community. In this Very Short Introduction, Leslie Holmes explores the problem - how it is defined, the impact it has on society, politics, and the economy, its various causes - and considers how we might deal with it globally.
Автор: Luck Martin Название: Hormones: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199672873 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199672875 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 666 р. 832.00-20% Наличие на складе: Есть (1 шт.) Описание: Hormones are vital to the workings of the body, and while many people are aware of what hormones do, few have an appreciation of the nature and importance of the endocrine system. In this Very Short Introduction, Martin Luck explains what hormones are, what they do, where they come from, and how they work.
Описание: Middle Egyptian introduces the reader to the writing system of ancient Egypt and the language of hieroglyphic texts. It contains twenty-six lessons, exercises (with answers), a list of hieroglyphic signs, and a dictionary. It also includes a series of twenty-five essays on the most important aspects of ancient Egyptian history, society, religion and literature. The combination of grammar lessons and cultural essays allows users to not only read hieroglyphic texts but also to understand them, providing readers with the foundation to understand texts on monuments and to read great works of ancient Egyptian literature in the original text. This second edition contains revised exercises and essays, providing an up to date account of current research and discoveries. New illustrations enhance discussions and examples. These additions combine with the previous edition to create a complete grammatical description of the classical language of ancient Egypt for specialists in linguistics and other fields.
Описание: This book begins with the emergence of peoples in North America and traces their stories to the beginning of the early twenty-first century. The narrative rests on the premise that indigenous nations retain sovereign rights, and it explores the ways in which contests over those rights shaped their histories.
Автор: Glendinning, Simon Название: Derrida: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 019280345X ISBN-13(EAN): 9780192803450 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: от 556 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Simon Glendinning explores Jacque Derrida`s work, from his engagement with the history of metaphysics to his views on law and justice and ethics and politics. Confronting and refuting claims that Derrida was an irresponsible `postmodernist` or `nihilist` he instead reveals Derrida`s significant contributions to philosophy.
Описание: Uses the method of maximum likelihood to a large extent to ensure reasonable, and in some cases optimal procedures. This work treats the basic and important topics in multivariate statistics.
Автор: Osborne Название: An Introduction to Game Theory ISBN: 0195322487 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780195322484 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: 5723 р. Наличие на складе: Есть у поставщика Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Game-theoretic reasoning pervades economic theory and is used widely in other social and behavioural sciences. An Introduction to Game Theory International Edition, by Martin J. Osborne, presents the main principles of game theory and shows how they can be used to understand economics, social, political, and biological phenomena. The book introduces in an accessible manner the main ideas behind the theory rather than their mathematical expression. All concepts are defined precisely, and logical reasoning is used throughout. The book requires an understanding of basic mathematics but assumes no specific knowledge of economics, political science, or other social or behavioural sciences. Coverage includes the fundamental concepts of strategic games, extensive games with perfect information, and coalitional games; the more advanced subjects of Bayesian games and extensive games with imperfect information; and the topics of repeated games, bargaining theory, evolutionary equilibrium, rationalizability, and maxminimization. The book offers a wide variety of illustrations from the social and behavioural sciences. Each topic features examples that highlight theoretical points and illustrations that demonstrate how the theory may be used.
Описание: This Very Short Introduction deals with the social life of language, presenting a succinct account of the most important aspects - both "micro" and "macro" - of sociolinguistics, such as language variation, language attitudes, and the relationship between language and identity.
Автор: Richard Toye Название: Rhetoric: A Very Short Introduction ISBN: 0199651361 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780199651368 Издательство: Oxford Academ Рейтинг: Цена: от 555 р. Наличие на складе: Есть
Описание: Society`s attitudes to rhetoric are often very negative. Here, Richard Toye provides an engaging, historically informed introduction to rhetoric, from Ancient Greece to the present day. Wide-ranging in its scope, this Very Short Introduction is the essential starting point for understanding the art of persuasion.
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