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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....
Climate and Energy Governance for the UK Low Carbon Transition: The Climate Change Act 2008
Climate and Energy Governance for the UK Low Carbon Transition: The Climate Change Act 2008
The UK Climate Change Act was the first case of a country implementing blanket legally binding long-term emissions reduction targets in order to combat climate change. This book provides the first accessible and in-depth analysis of the UK’s complex Climate Change Act framework, presenting the discussion in a...
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...

Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean and Black Seas (Pageoph Topical Volumes)
Meteorology and Climatology of the Mediterranean and Black Seas (Pageoph Topical Volumes)
The Mediterranean Sea, as a “centre” of the ancient world, has been early recognized as a laboratory basin for a variety of atmospheric, ocean and climate studies. Its uniqueness is manifested in its geographical position, a mid-latitude region connecting three continents, orography that affects cyclogenesis, precipitation and winds,...
The Physical Geography of Brazil: Environment, Vegetation and Landscape (Geography of the Physical Environment)
The Physical Geography of Brazil: Environment, Vegetation and Landscape (Geography of the Physical Environment)

This book presents the Brazilian natural space and environment. It describes the main environmental aspects of Brazil in relation to geology, climate, geomorphology, vegetation, fauna, water resources and environmental issues. 

The book presents a beautifully illustrated overview of the physical geography of the...

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