Geographic Measurement and Quantitative Analysis

Author: Robert Earickson,John M. Harlin

Publisher: Prentice Hall


Category: Science

Page: 350

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With a balance of human and physical examples, coverage of computer programs for solving numerical problems and a practical focus on the working procedures of geographers, this text is designed to instruct readers in the method that geographers apply. Examples are included.

Books in Print

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Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Elementary Statistics for Geographers

Author: James E. Burt,Gerald M. Barber,David L. Rigby

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1572304847

Category: Social Science

Page: 653

View: 1544

Introduces the techniques and concepts of statistics in human and physical geography. This book explains not only how to apply quantitative tools but also why and how they work. It helps students gain important skills for utilizing conventional and spatial statistics in their own research, as well as for critically evaluating the work of others.

Methods in Human Geography

A guide for students doing a research project

Author: Robin Flowerdew,David M. Martin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317873386

Category: Social Science

Page: 392

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Measuring Globalization

Better Trade Statistics for Better Policy

Author: Susan N. Houseman,Michael mandel

Publisher: W.E. Upjohn Institute

ISBN: 0880994886

Category: Political Science

Page: 694

View: 310

Understanding the impacts of globalization requires good data, and national statistical systems were not designed to measure many of the transactions occurring in today’s global economy. The chapters in this two-volume set identify biases and gaps in national statistics, examine the magnitude of the problems they pose, and propose solutions to address significant biases and fill key data gaps.

How To Manage Your Mother

Author: Alyce-Faye Cleese,Brian Bates

Publisher: Skyscraper Publications

ISBN: 1911072145

Category: Psychology

Page: 180

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This book explores how different people have dealt with the issues related to getting on with their mothers. Psychotherapist Alyce-Faye Cleese interviewed a wide range of people to get an in-depth understanding of the different questions that arise in our relationships with our mother. From a New York taxi driver to her former husband John Cleese, and a computer consultant to General Colin Powell, the interviews show a remarkable similarity between the problems different people have with their mothers both alive and dead, and Alyce-Faye Cleese suggests a range of ways of dealing with problems that many of us share in one way or another.


A Global Perspective

Author: Stephen Roper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415695538

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 153

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Entrepreneurs exist in every country but the nature and level of entrepreneurial activity differs remarkably. Why is this? What shapes the level of entrepreneurial activity in each country? What defines entrepreneurial activity? As more and more teaching and research into entrepreneurship reflects its often international nature, the need for literature reflecting this grows. This concise new textbook provides an introduction to topics in entrepreneurship in a global context; focusing on how enterprise works across the world. Important topics such as financing, innovation and (anti) social enterprise are discussed in detail throughout the text and examples and case studies are used to illustrate the application of different theoretical and conceptual approaches to entrepreneurship and the role it plays in developed, emerging and transitional economies. Entrepreneurship: A Global Perspective is suitable for both final year undergraduate and postgraduate courses in enterprise and is likely to appeal particularly to student groups with a strong international element.

Internal Displacement in South Asia

The Relevance of the UN's Guiding Principles

Author: Paula Banerjee,Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury,Samir Kumar Das

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761933298

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 370

View: 3264

Papers presented at a workshop held at Colombo in 2003.


Visualization of Spatial Data

Author: Menno-Jan Kraak,F.J. Ormeling

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317903110

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 204

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This revised and updated edition integrates the latest in modern technology with traditional cartographic principles. While providing a solid conceptual foundation in cartographic methodology, the text also introduces the very latest advances that have greatly influenced cartographic techniques. The new edition reflects the increasing importance of cartography as the basis for further geographical study, the text has been updated throughout and chapters on the latest developments in cartography have been integrated. There is also a more widespread emphasis on multimedia and the web.

A Distant Light

Scientists in the Policy Process

Author: Henry W. Kendall

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387988337

Category: Science

Page: 318

View: 7997

The essays in this collection reveal the far-ranging and enduring contributions to society, of 1990 physics Nobel laureate and longtime environmentalist Henry W. Kendall. Kendall was chairman of the Union of Concerned Scientists for twenty-six years until his death in 1999. Through his work with the UCS, Kendall had a deep impact on a wide spectrum of critical public policy issues, most notably nuclear arms control, U.S. energy policy, and global warming. He was a leading participant on several presidential panels and was often called upon to provide expert advice to the U.S. Congress and various governmental agencies. These essays cover a broad range of efforts by scientists to impact public policy. They illuminate the challenges facing scientists who choose to be actively involved in public matters, with keen insights from Dr. Kendall on what it takes to succeed. Largely non-technical, the essays and papers are arranged in chronological order, organized by topics with new introductions by Dr. Kendall, beginning with the controversies over nuclear power safety in the 1970s, then followed by sections on national security issues, global environmental problems, bio-technology, and other current issues. Kendall's Nobel Prize lecture on the discovery of quarks is included as well. The photos in the book are Kendall's, from a 1992 exhibition of his work.

A Century of Physics

Author: D. Allan Bromley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1475736894

Category: Science

Page: 114

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In this "Cook’s Tour" of developments in physics and realted fields, D. Allan Bromley, Science Advisor to President Bush during 1989-1983 and past president of the American Physical Society, conveys much of the excitement and wonder that research in physics generated in the 20th century and asks what new things are in store in the next century.

Collective Guilt

International Perspectives

Author: Nyla R. Branscombe,Bertjan Doosje

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521520836

Category: Political Science

Page: 339

View: 9609

Considers the nature of collective guilt, and the antecedent conditions necessary for it to be experienced.

Dynamics of the Earth's Radiation Belts and Inner Magnetosphere

Author: Danny Summers,I. R. Mann,D. N. Baker,M. G. Schulz

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118704371

Category: Science

Page: 431

View: 8512

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 199. Dynamics of the Earth's Radiation Belts and Inner Magnetosphere draws together current knowledge of the radiation belts prior to the launch of Radiation Belt Storm Probes (RPSP) and other imminent space missions, making this volume timely and unique. The volume will serve as a useful benchmark at this exciting and pivotal period in radiation belt research in advance of the new discoveries that the RPSP mission will surely bring. Highlights include the following: a review of the current state of the art of radiation belt science; a complete and up-to-date account of the wave-particle interactions that control the dynamical acceleration and loss processes of particles in the Earth's radiation belts and inner magnetosphere; a discussion emphasizing the importance of the cross-energy coupling of the particle populations of the radiation belts, ring current, and plasmasphere in controlling the dynamics of the inner magnetosphere; an outline of the design and operation of future satellite missions whose objectives are to discover the dominant physical processes that control the dynamics of the Earth's radiation belts and to advance our level of understanding of radiation belt dynamics ideally to the point of predictability; and an examination of the current state of knowledge of Earth's radiation belts from past and current spacecraft missions to the inner magnetosphere. Dynamics of the Earth's Radiation Belts and Inner Magnetosphere will be a useful reference work for the specialist researcher, the student, and the general reader. In addition, the volume could be used as a supplementary text in any graduate-level course in space physics in which radiation belt physics is featured.