Collective Security In A Changing World

Author: Thomas G. Weiss
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
ISBN: 9781555875558
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Collective Security In A Changing World from the Author: Thomas G. Weiss. A study commissioned by the World Peace Foundation and the Thomas J. Watson Jr. Institute for International Studies, Brown University. Updates a similar work published in 1991, to account for the increased strength of the United Nations as apparent in the war against Iraq, and the official demise of the Soviet Union. Primarily recommends how the US government can work with other governments to keep restless natives in line. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Echinoderms In A Changing World

Author: Craig Johnson
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1138000108
Size: 50.65 MB
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Echinoderms In A Changing World from the Author: Craig Johnson. Echinoderms are an ancient and diverse group of marine animals with a rich fossil record. They occur abundantly in all modern oceans and at all depths, where they contribute importantly to patterns in biodiversity and to the structure and functioning of marine systems. It is therefore vital to understand how they will respond to a rapidly changing ocean climate and other anthropogenic stressors, informed by both the dynamics of the fossil record and responses of extant species. The theme of the 13th International Echinoderm Conference (Hobart, Tasmania, 5-9 January 2009) was the response of echinoderms to global change. Echinoderms in a Changing World contains a selection of plenary and contributed papers, and a comprehensive presentation of abstracts of all oral papers and posters. The collection will be useful to all students of echinoderm biology, ecology and palaeontology, from undergraduate level to professional researchers.

The Caribbean In A Changing World

Author: Livingston Smith
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443873675
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The Caribbean In A Changing World from the Author: Livingston Smith. This collection is a critical reflection of the evolution of Caribbean countries since the demise of the West Indies Federation in 1962. At this historical juncture, some territories opted for independence while others remained dependent territories. The volume examines Caribbean societies in comparative and general ways, covering aspects of their ongoing development and challenges. It covers such areas as Caribbean integration, the state of human capital and social policy in the region, the education sector, Caribbean economic sustainability, and, significantly, the physical environment of the Caribbean. A central question has always been: should these territories have gone independent or stayed under some British tutelage? The book addresses this question, illustrating that these island states have made considerable progress, especially in the maintenance and deepening of democratic practices.

Integrated Water Resources Management In A Changing World

Author: Dietrich Borchardt
Publisher: IWA Publishing
ISBN: 178040526X
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Integrated Water Resources Management In A Changing World from the Author: Dietrich Borchardt. This volume presents a selection of the main contributions made to the international conference on Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) entitled ‘Management of Water in a Changing World: Lessons Learnt and Innovative Perspectives’ that was held from 12 to 13 October 2011 in Dresden, Germany. The book summarise the main messages issuing from the conference and contains selected papers which were presented during the conference, either as keynote lectures in plenary sessions or as submitted papers in one of the thematic sessions. The key themes of the book are: Water resources in changing environments Groundwater management Technologies and implementation Water management indicators at different scales Information and decision support systems Water governance: actors and institutions The book provides an overview on important issues concerning the conceptual framework of integrated water resources management (IWRM). All presentations and abstracts and the corresponding PowerPoint presentations as well as a video recording of the panel discussion are available at the conference website http://www.bmbf.iwrm2011.de; Readers are encouraged to complete their review of the conference and its messages by consulting this interesting on-line source of accompanying scientific material.

Marine Ecology In A Changing World

Author: Andrés Hugo Arias
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466590084
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Marine Ecology In A Changing World from the Author: Andrés Hugo Arias. With contributions from an impressive group of Argentinean and German oceanographers, this book examines classical ecological issues relating to marine ecosystems in the context of climate change. It paints a picture of marine ecology at the crossroads of global warming. The book examines the fundamentals of marine ecology: ecosystem stability, water quality, and biodiversity in the context of the changes taking place globally. It then reviews the major marine ecosystems in the same context, from the primary producers to the big marine mammals. The chapters cover primary consumers level, benthic communities, seaweeds assemblages and wetlands ecology, fisheries, and seabirds.

Changing World

Author: Susie Hodge
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica
ISBN: 1625133200
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Changing World from the Author: Susie Hodge.

Villa Landscapes In The Roman North

Author: Nico Roymans
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
ISBN: 9089643486
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Villa Landscapes In The Roman North from the Author: Nico Roymans. Monografie over onderzoek naar Romeinse villa's en hun omgeving in de noordelijke provincies van het Romeinse Rijk.

As Pastoralists Settle

Author: Elliot Fratkin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0306485958
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As Pastoralists Settle from the Author: Elliot Fratkin. Throughout the world's arid regions, and particularly in northern and eastern Africa, formerly nomadic pastoralists are undergoing a transition to settled life. This reference shows that although pastoral settlement is often encouraged by international development agencies and national governments, the social, economic and health consequences of sedentism are not inevitably beneficial.