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Reinventing Financial Regulation: A Blueprint for Overcoming Systemic Risk
Reinventing Financial Regulation: A Blueprint for Overcoming Systemic Risk

Reinventing Financial Regulation offers an analysis of the fundamental flaws that plague the current system of financial regulation, one built around ideas of "risk-sensitivity" and "capital adequacy." Author Avinash Persaud argues that while some sensible reforms have been introduced, a fresh...

Managing People : Secrets to Leading for New Managers ( Collins Best Practices)
Managing People : Secrets to Leading for New Managers ( Collins Best Practices)

In today's hypercompetitive business climate, managers who help employees achieve their individual potential stand to get—and stay—ahead. Managing People, a comprehensive and essential resource for any manager on the run, shows you how.

Learn to:

  • Delegate the right work to the right...
Contemporary Environmental Issues and Challenges in Era of Climate Change
Contemporary Environmental Issues and Challenges in Era of Climate Change

Over the last few decades, unprecedented global population growth has led to increased demand for food and shelter. At the same time, extraction of natural resources beyond the Earth’s resilience capacity has had a devastating effect on ecosystems and environmental health. Furthermore, climate change is having a significant...

Remote Sensing Monitoring and Evaluation of Degraded Grassland in China: Accounting of Grassland Carbon Source and Carbon Sink (Springer Geography)
Remote Sensing Monitoring and Evaluation of Degraded Grassland in China: Accounting of Grassland Carbon Source and Carbon Sink (Springer Geography)
This book focuses on grassland ecosystem evaluation including vegetation coverage, net primary productivity, carbon sink accounting, and grassland degradation evaluation based on mutual data resource, ecosystem model simulation, remote sensing monitoring and driving mechanism exploration. It aims to provide a guide seeking to understand the...
Civilizations: Culture, Ambition, and the Transformation of Nature
Civilizations: Culture, Ambition, and the Transformation of Nature

In Civilizations, Felipe Fernández-Armesto once again proves himself a brilliantly original historian, capable of large-minded and comprehensive works; here he redefines the subject that has fascinated historians from Thucydides to Gibbon to Spengler to Fernand Braudel: the nature of civilization.

To...

Water Resources: A New Water Architecture (Challenges in Water Management Series)
Water Resources: A New Water Architecture (Challenges in Water Management Series)

Over 7 billion people demand water from resources that the changing climate is making more and more difficult to harness. Water scarcity and shortage are increasingly common and conditions are becoming more extreme. Inadequate and inappropriate management of water is already taking its toll on the environment and on the quality of life of...

Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux, Second Edition (Scientific and Engineering Computation)
Beowulf Cluster Computing with Linux, Second Edition (Scientific and Engineering Computation)
This how-to guide provides step-by-step instructions for building a Beowulf-type computer, including the physical elements that make up a clustered PC, the software required, and insights on how to organize the code to exploit parallelism.

Use of Beowulf clusters (collections of off-the-shelf commodity computers programmed to act in...

Understanding Vineyard Soils
Understanding Vineyard Soils
Terroir connotes a sense of place that imparts a distinctive character to wine. A central component of terroir is the soil and its immediate surroundings. Thus, an understanding of the basic properties of soils and how they function as a "living skin" on the earth's surface is of fundamental importance to grape growers and winemakers....
Environmental Regulations and Global Warming
Environmental Regulations and Global Warming

When the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize went to former Vice President Al Gore and an international scientific body that warned of serious consequences if Earth's temperatures continue to rise, the award underscored the international concern about the Earth's changing climate. Most scientists agree that global warming is a serious threat, and...

Renewable Energy in the UK: Past, Present and Future (Energy, Climate and the Environment)
Renewable Energy in the UK: Past, Present and Future (Energy, Climate and the Environment)
?This book offers a detailed account of how renewable energy has moved from the margins to the mainstream in the UK, and of the battles that have been fought to achieve this, trawling through the often troubled history of government involvement.  

The book examines how renewables became what
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The Western European Loess Belt: Agrarian History, 5300 BC - AD 1000
The Western European Loess Belt: Agrarian History, 5300 BC - AD 1000
Many books on the agrarian history ofWestern Europe begin with the Middle Ages, which is quite understandable, because they are mostly based on written sources. But everybody who is interested in agriculture knows that agriculture started much earlier and also that information on that millennia-long period is provided by archaeology. Admittedly,...
Climate of Extremes: Global Warming Science They Don't Want You to Know
Climate of Extremes: Global Warming Science They Don't Want You to Know
At the end of June 2009, I will be leaving the University of Virginia, as fine a public school as there is in the world. The university cannot guarantee me both academic freedom and a full salary from the Commonwealth of Virginia. My faculty position was ‘‘Research Professor and State Climatologist, Department of Environmental...
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