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Download Culture and Values: A Survey of the Humanities, Volume I by Lawrence S. Cunningham, John J. Reich, Lois Fichner-Rathus PDF

By Lawrence S. Cunningham, John J. Reich, Lois Fichner-Rathus

Huge path taught national, yet in particular huge in Florida, Texas, and California. frequently a favored non-compulsory yet required of all incoming scholars at a few faculties. Annual enrollments within the path and present TL marketplace percentage.

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Download Diffusion of New Technologies in the Post-Communist World by Yakov M. Rabkin (auth.), Yakov M. Rabkin (eds.) PDF

By Yakov M. Rabkin (auth.), Yakov M. Rabkin (eds.)

The finish of this century has witnessed dramatic adjustments in morality, heritage and geography. those alterations have been felt during the international, and likewise around the complete gamut issues. Even really distant and probably insulated actions akin to technological know-how and know-how have skilled, and as much as some degree contributed to, those dramatic alterations. This quantity offers a sequence of perspectives at the impression of those alterations on technological know-how and expertise, and extra in particular, at the overseas diffusion of latest applied sciences. those perspectives come from numerous fields, between them background and sociology of technological know-how, political technology, details sciences, advertising and marketing. but, so much authors percentage an curiosity in technology coverage stories which permeates this assortment. it'd be reasonable to claim that this quantity belongs to the highbrow area referred to as STS, i. e. reports in technology, know-how and Society. The authors come from 9 international locations, and their contributions are anticipated to mirror this variety. it's popular that the dominant lingua franca finally of the 20 th century is damaged English, with the prospective exception of a minority of local English audio system a few of whom fail to profit this new language. An try was once as a result made all through this quantity to comply to a definite average of English utilization and, while, to maintain the neighborhood flavour of expression, and the stylistic and cultural dimensions of every chapter.

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Download The State of Food Insecurity in the World 2008 by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations PDF

By Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

"The kingdom of foodstuff lack of confidence on the earth 2008" provides the most recent information on worldwide undernourishment. It stories the influence of excessive nutrients costs and concludes that persistent starvation on the planet has elevated speedily, now affecting good over 900 million humans, and putting great strain on reaching starvation aid. Governments all over the world have followed measures to comprise the unfavourable affects of excessive nutrition costs. notwithstanding, those have had restricted impression, with a few proving damaging to international cost degrees and balance. This record additionally examines how excessive meals costs current a chance to relaunch smallholder agriculture within the constructing international. With applicable incentives, farming families may well see quick profits, whereas different rural families may benefit within the longer run.

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Download Multimedia Technologies and Applications for the 21st by Borko Furht (auth.), Borko Furht (eds.) PDF

By Borko Furht (auth.), Borko Furht (eds.)

Multimedia applied sciences and functions for the twenty first Century: Visionsof international Experts offers contributions from best researchers and specialists describing their present learn and their perspectives of the longer term developments within the box. The booklet contains 13 chapters in 5 elements. those chapters take on a few severe matters in allotted multimedia platforms and purposes - from VLSI processors that help multimedia and multimedia servers, via multimedia databases and multimedia networks and communications, to merging multimedia functions.
just a couple of years in the past multimedia gave the impression of a new study box and an rising new undefined. this present day, on the fringe of the twenty first century, multimedia learn is coming of age, and the multimedia has considerably grown with the whole marketplace envisioned to be approximately $50 billion. a number of years in the past it was once felt that the electronic media revolution had simply all started; even though, the seeds were sown lengthy ahead of. primary applied sciences, reminiscent of interactive laser disks, games, and digital encyclopedias have been invented within the Seventies and 80s. They represented the seeds for present `hot' functions, corresponding to electronic libraries, video-on-demand, interactive tv, and videoconferencing.
one other element of the electronic media revolution is the formation of a brand new media composed of laptop, leisure, verbal exchange, and patron electronics businesses. Many segments are at present fascinated about developing new services and products, positioning themselves for the twenty first century. They comprise cellphone, cable, and satellite tv for pc television businesses, verbal exchange apparatus businesses, television and radio broadcasters, online web provider services, cable channels, motion picture studios, checklist businesses, booklet publishers, CD-ROM identify creators, web software owners, multimedia software program instruments businesses, computing device businesses, normal software program instruments businesses, computing device add-on proprietors, semiconductor proprietors, and customer electronics proprietors.
Multimedia applied sciences and purposes for the twenty first Century: Visionsof international Experts may still stimulate the interest of its readers and encourage new technological breakthroughs during this fascinating box. It serves as a beneficial reference for method designers, engineers, programmers, and bosses who're interested in multimedia structures, the net, and their functions. This publication can be used as a textbook for complex classes on multimedia in engineering curricula.

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Download Mining, Society, and a Sustainable World by Phillip Crowson (auth.), Jeremy Richards (eds.) PDF

By Phillip Crowson (auth.), Jeremy Richards (eds.)

This is the 1st publication of peer-reviewed, edited papers that examines the huge topic of the minerals in terms of sustainable improvement. The booklet takes a proactive, positivist, and solution-oriented method, whereas now not shying clear of deciding on the genuine difficulties that mining increases in recognize to social and financial improvement, environmental influence, and human improvement in general.

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Download Ground Water Resources of the World and Their Use by Igor S. Zektser and Lorne G. Everett PDF

By Igor S. Zektser and Lorne G. Everett

This booklet addresses the troubles with how climatic and human-induced adjustments will impact the world’s water assets. in particular, it concentrates on answering the questions of the way, whilst and the place human-induced alterations, including climate and climatic extremes, will impression water assets and the sustainability of the biosphere upon which we rely. although, those questions are tremendous tricky to respond to with no larger entry to more advantageous evaluation and research applied sciences.
Content:
entrance subject
• Preface
• desk of Contents
• 1. advent
2. floor Water as a resource of Public Water provide and Irrigation
three. smooth suggestions of floor Water assets of the Earth
four. clinical and Methodologic Principals of the nearby review of flooring Water assets
five. clean and Brackish floor Water assets and Their Use on Continents and in person international locations
6. basic features of flooring Water assets of the Earth
7. Mineral and Thermal-Power Water
eight. flooring Water administration
• nine. end
• References
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