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Hot Flat And Crowded 2 0

Author : Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN : 1429963689
Genre : Political Science
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A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the Year A Washington Post Best Book of the Year A Businessweek Best Business Book of the Year A Chicago Tribune Best Book of the Year In this brilliant, essential book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Thomas L. Friedman speaks to America's urgent need for national renewal and explains how a green revolution can bring about both a sustainable environment and a sustainable America. Friedman explains how global warming, rapidly growing populations, and the expansion of the world's middle class through globalization have produced a dangerously unstable planet--one that is "hot, flat, and crowded." In this Release 2.0 edition, he also shows how the very habits that led us to ravage the natural world led to the meltdown of the financial markets and the Great Recession. The challenge of a sustainable way of life presents the United States with an opportunity not only to rebuild its economy, but to lead the world in radically innovating toward cleaner energy. And it could inspire Americans to something we haven't seen in a long time--nation-building in America--by summoning the intelligence, creativity, and concern for the common good that are our greatest national resources. Hot, Flat, and Crowded is classic Thomas L. Friedman: fearless, incisive, forward-looking, and rich in surprising common sense about the challenge--and the promise--of the future.

Hot Flat And Crowded

Author : Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN : 1594133352
Genre : Nature
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Proposes an ambitious national strategy to address key issues in climate change and energy shortages, identifying the factors that have contributed to current circumstances while outlining an American-led revolution of clean-technology solutions. (Current Affairs).

Civil Engineer S Handbook Of Professional Practice

Author : Karen Hansen
ISBN : 0470901640
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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A well-written, hands-on, single-source guide to the professional practice of civil engineering There is a growing understanding that to be competitive at an international level, civil engineers not only must build on their traditional strengths in technology and science but also must acquire greater mastery of the business of civil engineering. Project management, teamwork, ethics, leadership, and communication have been defined as essential to the successful practice of civil engineering by the ASCE in the 2008 landmark publication, Civil Engineering Body of Knowledge for the 21st Century (BOK2). This single-source guide is the first to take the practical skills defined by the ASCE BOK2 and provide illuminating techniques, quotes, case examples, problems, and information to assist the reader in addressing the many challenges facing civil engineers in the real world. Civil Engineer's Handbook of Professional Practice: Focuses on the business and management aspects of a civil engineer's job, providing students and practitioners with sound business management principles Addresses contemporary issues such as permitting, globalization, sustainability, and emerging technologies Offers proven methods for balancing speed, quality, and price with contracting and legal issues in a client-oriented profession Includes guidance on juggling career goals, life outside work, compensation, and growth From the challenge of sustainability to the rigors of problem recognition and solving, this book is an essential tool for those practicing civil engineering.

The Ecological Rift

Author : John Bellamy Foster
ISBN : 9781583672198
Genre : Science
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Humanity in the twenty-first century is facing what might be described as its ultimate environmental catastrophe: the destruction of the climate that has nurtured human civilization and with it the basis of life on earth as we know it. All ecosystems on the planet are now in decline. Enormous rifts have been driven through the delicate fabric of the biosphere. The economy and the earth are headed for a fateful collision—if we don't alter course. In The Ecological Rift: Capitalism’s War on the Earth environmental sociologists John Bellamy Foster, Brett Clark, and Richard York offer a radical assessment of both the problem and the solution. They argue that the source of our ecological crisis lies in the paradox of wealth in capitalist society, which expands individual riches at the expense of public wealth, including the wealth of nature. In the process, a huge ecological rift is driven between human beings and nature, undermining the conditions of sustainable existence: a rift in the metabolic relation between humanity and nature that is irreparable within capitalist society, since integral to its very laws of motion. Critically examining the sanguine arguments of mainstream economists and technologists, Foster, Clark, and York insist instead that fundamental changes in social relations must occur if the ecological (and social) problems presently facing us are to be transcended. Their analysis relies on the development of a deep dialectical naturalism concerned with issues of ecology and evolution and their interaction with the economy. Importantly, they offer reasons for revolutionary hope in moving beyond the regime of capital and toward a society of sustainable human development.

21st Century Economics A Reference Handbook

Author : Rhona C. Free
ISBN : 9781412961424
Genre : Business & Economics
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Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Americans are debating the proper role of the government in company bailouts, the effectiveness of tax cuts versus increased government spending to stimulate the economy, and potential effects of deflation. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance. Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is intended to meet the needs of several types of readers. Undergraduate students preparing for exams will find summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well students embarking on research projects will find introductions to relevant theory and empirical evidence. And economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas or about new approaches will benefit from chapters that introduce cutting-edge topics. To make the book accessible to undergraduate students, models have been presented only in graphical format (minimal calculus) and empirical evidence has been summarized in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics. It is thereby hoped that chapters will provide both crucial information and inspiration in a non-threatening, highly readable format.

The Handbook Of Strategic Public Relations And Integrated Marketing Communications 2 E

Author : Clarke Caywood
ISBN : 9780071767460
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Definitive Guide to PR and Communications—updated with the newest social media and brand-reputation tools and techniques The most authoritative, comprehensive resource of its kind, The Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications, Second Edition, is a gathering of 70 of the brightest, most influential figures in the field. It includes 27 new chapters as well as 44 new authors addressing the major changes in the field since the last edition: the use of social media in business, demanding and growing stakeholder relationships and a new era of openness and transparency to protect reputations and brands and to prevent crises. Providing best practices for 28 key industries, the handbook is conveniently organized into thematic sections: Introduction to Public Relations and Integrated Communications— research, history, law and ethics Stakeholder Leadership in Public Relations—crisis management, employees, investors, consumers, press, corporate philanthropy and digital communities Current and Continuing Issues in Public Relations—business sustainability, environmental communications, and reputation and brand management Industries and Organizations: Business-to-Consumer and Business-to-Business—automotive, aviation, insurance, hospitality, healthcare, consulting, financial, food, law and energy Each section highlights specific case studies and examples to illuminate exactly how to plan and execute different methods for optimum results. The book concludes with a section on the future of the industry—developing issues, trends and roles of public relations and integrated communications. Use The Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications to position your company, your brand and yourself for success for many years to come. Praise for The Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications “The second edition of the Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications is very impressive in its coverage of trends, tools, industries, and challenges. Every marketer needs to have a copy.” —Philip Kotler, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, author of Marketing 3.0M ”The massively updated Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications is the go to source for an overview of the fast changing field of PR and the central role it plays in marketing. An easy to read mélange of case studies from a wide variety of industries, commentaries on trends in the field, and insights on the links between theory and practice, it guides the reader through an increasingly complex—and ubiquitous—discipline.” —Jerry Swerling, Professor and Director of Public Relations Studies, and Director of Strategic Communication, PR Center, Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, University of Southern California ”The Handbook is a fresh look at strategic public relations with great insights from top public relations professionals. Invaluable advice and a must read for all PR practitioners.” —Jane Ostrander, Vice President, Global Communications, Tenneco ”Few writers, and even fewer thinkers, in the world of public relations have the breadth and depth of experience shown by Clarke Caywood. The Second Edition of his Handbook of Strategic Public Relations demonstrates that range of experience in exquisite detail. Assembled here you’ll find the finest minds and biggest names in the profession. No PR practitioner or student of the art can afford to be without this superb collection.” —James S. O'Rourke, IV, Ph.D., Teaching Professor of Management, Mendoza College of Business, University of Notre Dame “A must-read that gives an ever greater importance to the human person as a stakeholder, and the object for which an organization is driven to do good, as a cornerstone for profitability.” — Jerry G. Kliatchko, Ph.D., Dean, School of Communication, University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P), Manila, Philippines ”How can companies survive in the era of global competition? This book offers valuable clues from the perspective of managing a successful relationship with its stakeholders.” —Kimihiko Kondo, Dean and Professor of Marketing, Graduate School of Business, Otaru University of Commerce, Otaru, Hokkaido, Japan ”Caywood’s stakeholder approach distinguishes PR from other management fields. His book fully covers the stakeholder challenge across industries.” —Debbie Treise, Ph.D., Professor/Associate Dean Graduate Studies, College of Journalism and Communications, University of Florida "This second edition will certainly provide readers with an advanced understanding of public relations in a rapidly changing IMC environment." —Dean M Krugman, Professor Emeritus, Department of Advertising and Public Relations, University of Georgia "Clarke Caywood's PR Handbook provides invaluable counsel on every major issue facing today's public relations practitioner. Non-PR executives also will gain important communication insights from 70 of the greatest minds in public relations.” —Ron Culp, Public Relations Consultant and Director, MA Program in Public Relations and Advertising, DePaul University ”In this 21st Century age of Integrated Marketing Communications, Dr. Clarke Caywood has compiled the blueprint on how to approach Public Relations in these contemporary times.” —J.P. James, Senior Partner, Engagement Marketing, MEC & Assistant Adjunct Professor, CUNY Hunter College and New York University ”Our function’s number-one objective is develop and successfully execute communications strategies that help our companies and organizations win in the marketplace, and Clarke Caywood’s Handbook of Strategic Public Relations and Integrated Marketing Communications provides students of our profession the best in real-world thinking and successful execution.” —Jim Spangler, Vice President, Chief Communications Officer, Navistar, Inc.

Public Library Core Collection

Author : John Greenfieldt
ISBN : 0824210948
Genre : Public libraries
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Social Change 2 0

Author : David Gershon
ISBN : PSU:000067209095
Genre : Nature
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If "change" is the mantra of our moment in history, Social Change 2.0 may be poised to become its bible. Drawing on his three decades in the trenches of large-scale societal transformation, David Gershon--founder and president of Empowerment Institute, and described by the United Nations as a "graceful revolutionary"--offers an original and comprehensive roadmap to bring about fundamental change in our world. His goal is to empower change agents to tackle pressing social problems or unmet social needs by providing them with strategies and tools to effect transformative change at any level of scale. From his initiation as architect of the United Nations-sponsored First Earth Run--a mythic passing of fire around the world symbolizing humanity's quest for peace on earth that drew tens of millions of participants, the planet's political leaders and, through the media, over a billion people at the height of the cold war--to his recent climate-change work helping citizens, cities, and entire states measurably reduce their carbon footprint (using his book Low Carbon Diet), Gershon offers readers strategies to evolve an effective new model for social change. These include: The first comprehensive social-change model with proven, practical strategies and tools to either launch a social change initiative or improve the efficacy of any existing change program. A "Practitioner's Guide" accompanying each chapter, to help readers apply this social change framework to their initiative. The result is a riveting, enlightening, and inspiring book that will quickly find its way onto the desks--and into the hearts--of the tens of thousands of change agents engaged in the work of building a better world. Social Change 2.0 speaks to a wide range of practitioners across the spectrum of social change including social and environmental activists, social entrepreneurs, community organizers, and civic, government, and business leaders, as well as the vast number of baby boomers looking for a way to give back and the millennials just raring to go.

Library Journal

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ISBN : UCSC:32106017989127
Genre : Libraries
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Business Week

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132645289
Genre : Business
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