An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues

An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues
Author: Lewis A. Owen,Professor Kevin T Pickering
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2006-03-01
ISBN: 1134769202
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues Book Excerpt:

An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues presents a comprehensive and stimulating introduction to the key environmental issues presently threatening our global environment. Offering an authoritative introduction to the key topics, a source of latest environmental information, and an innovative stimulus for debate, this is an essential book for all those studying or concerned with global environmental issues. Major global environmental issues are brought into focus. Explanations of the evolution of the earth's natural systems (hydrosphere, biosphere, geosphere, ecosphere) provide an essential understanding of the scientific concepts, processes and historical background to environmental issues. Contemporary socio-economic, cultural and political considerations are explored and important conceptual approaches such as Gaian hypotheses and Chaos Theory are introduced. Human impact and management of the natural environment, and concerns for maintaining biodiversity are emphasised throughout. Specific features include: * Case studies drawn from across the world * Superb illustrations: 4-colour plate sections; a wealth of informative diagrams * Glossary of key terms, with key concepts highlighted throughout the text * Annotated guides to further reading * Chapter summaries and key points A Lecturers' Manual is available to accompany the text This 2nd Edition has been extensively revised and expanded to include many new illustrations, up-to-date data (including the latest IPCC data) and the most recent events including Khobe earthquake, French nuclear testing, the Berlin conference and the Antarctic Treaty. Sections on ecosystems, techniques, pollution, tectonics, risk and hazard mitigation, world populations, and issues of human impact and environmental management, have been particularly expanded in this new edition.

Global Issues for Global Citizens

Global Issues for Global Citizens
Author: Vinay Kumar Bhargava
Publsiher: World Bank Publications
Total Pages: 456
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN: 0821367323
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Issues for Global Citizens Book Excerpt:

Written by 27 World Bank experts, this book draws on the Bank's unique global capabilities and experience to promote an understanding of key global issues that cannot be solved by any one nation alone in an increasingly interconnected world. It describes the forces that are shaping public and private action to address these issues and highlights the Bank's own work in these areas. Covering four broad themes (global economy, global human development, global environment, and global governance), this comprehensive volume provides an introduction to today's most pressing global issues -- from pove.

Global Issues in Business and Organization Studies

Global Issues in Business and Organization Studies
Author: Erhan Aydin,Mushfiqur Rahman
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-08-23
ISBN: 1527574016
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Issues in Business and Organization Studies Book Excerpt:

This collection highlights six main aspects of global issues in business and organization studies, including the digital side of governmental processes. It also explores wellbeing at work through the development of a questionnaire as an alternative to the impractical wellbeing model. In addition, the volume analyzes the organizational behavior of ISIS and offers insights into secrecy by analyzing several scenes from John Grisham’s The Firm. The collection then considers marketing innovations in the context of global markets and presents sustainability in the global food industry. The volume serves to demonstrate a number of factors that can have an effect on organization processes and business operations.

The Global Issues of Information Technology Management

The Global Issues of Information Technology Management
Author: Shailendra Palvia,Prashant Palvia,Ronald Zigli
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 677
Release: 1992-01-01
ISBN: 9781878289100
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Issues of Information Technology Management Book Excerpt:

With the political and social changes taking place in Eastern Europe combined with the changes in Western European markets and Japanese global marketing strategies, American corporations now can utilize information technology as the ultimate weapon in reshaping/expanding their global marketing strategies. Today, global information technology is not just a set of tools for computing, but rather is viewed as a strategic tool to bring organizations growth and prosperity. The Global Issues of Information Technology Management is the right source for discovering untapped potential of your information technology. It is a global tool for the growth and prosperity of your organization.

Introduction to Global Energy Issues

Introduction to Global Energy Issues
Author: Renaud Gicquel,May Gicquel
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN: 1138000140
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Global Energy Issues Book Excerpt:

From the discovery of fire to that of the atom, the development of human societies has largely been based on the conquest of energy. In all countries, energy has gradually become one of the key factors of social and economic development, as well as capital, labor and natural resources, and now no one can do without it. After decades of cheap energy flowing without any problem, over the last forty years crises have become the rule. This disruption of the energy landscape is of particular concern as the impact of energy crises on human societies became considerable. This book seeks to provide a basis for reflection on all global energy problems, offering an analysis of the main aspects to consider: energy supply, resource-dependent industries and technology available, macroeconomic implications of energy demand, geopolitical issues, and specifics of the situation in developing countries. It does not thoroughly address environmental issues, which would require further study beyond the limits we set. This book is the second edition of a book published in 1992, at a time when obtaining energy and economic data was much more difficult than today, when many databases are freely accessible on the Internet. In this new context, we hope it will assist the reader in finding his/her way in the considerable amount of information available. Energy is a vast field that can be approached from multiple angles. The approach proposed here is to start by providing the reader with technical bases on energy, and thus energy supply, before considering the demand, that is to say, the socio- and macro-economic dimensions, then addressing global issues relating to energy, and finally complete the study of the main issues that arise in this area today. This book summarizes the main issues related to energy and requires no special knowledge beforehand, whether in economics, engineering or international relations. It consists of nine chapters, the first being the introduction. Chapter 2 introduces the main energy sectors (oil, natural gas, coal, synthetic hydrocarbons, nuclear power, renewable energy, thermal or pneumatic storage), i.e. how the main sources of energy can be exploited. Chapter 3 presents the main macroeconomic and energy indicators that are commonly used to assess the energy situation in a country. Concepts that are introduced being then used consistently in other chapters, it is essential to understand well their definitions and limitations. The fourth chapter analyzes the impacts of energy at the macro level, including the links between economic activity and energy consumption. The fifth chapter introduces the main principles generally accepted in the development of energy policy and planning, and then discusses the institutional aspects. The sixth chapter is devoted to geopolitics: current consumption of energy, energy reserves and resources worldwide, international energy trade, and specific problems faced by developing countries. The seventh chapter is devoted to the study of the energy situation in eleven different countries, showing the contrast between them, depending on their level of economic development, demography, natural resource endowments, etc. The list of countries includes high-income developed countries (France, United States, United Kingdom), the emerging group called the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa), a North African oil exporting country (Algeria), a west African country (Côte d'Ivoire), and an Asian exporter of coal and natural gas (Indonesia). The eighth chapter discusses emerging issues related to energy, in particular its relationship to the environment and the success of policies aiming at controlling demand. The ninth and final chapter begins with a prospective study of various scenarios for the medium and long term. The analyses presented in the book are then summarized by outlining the main pending issues. The book includes 22 tables, 150 figures and 3 mind maps, as well as links to databases available online (World Bank, United Nations, BP). Also available: an online course covering the main topics dealt with in this book. Please visit: http://www.thermoptim.org/sections/enseignement/cours-en-ligne/modules-d-auto-formation/energy-issues-course

An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues Instructors Manual

An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues Instructors Manual
Author: Lewis A. Owen,Professor Kevin T Pickering,Kevin T. Pickering
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2018-05-08
ISBN: 1135863156
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues Instructors Manual Book Excerpt:

An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues presents a comprehensive stimulating introduction to the key environmental issues presently threatening our global environment. Offering an authoritative introduction to the key topics, a source of latest environmental information, and an innovative stimulus for debate, this is an essential book for all those studying or concerned with global environmental issues. In this second edition, the most topical global environmental issues are brought more clearly into focus. Explanations of the evolution of the earth's natural systems (hydrosphere, biosphere, geosphere, ecosphere) provide the essential understanding of the scientific concepts, processes and historical background behind key environmental issues. Contemporary socio-economic, cultural and political considerations are explored and important conceptual approaches such as Gaian hypotheses and Chaos Theory are introduced. Human impact and management of the natural environment, and concerns for maintaining biodiversity are emphasised throughout. Specific features include: * Case studies drawn from across the world * Superb illustrations: 4-colour plate sections; a wealth of informative diagrams * Glossary of key terms, with key concepts highlighted throughout the text * Annotated guides to Further Reading * Chapter summaries and key points A new Instructors' Manual is available to accompany the text

An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues

An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues
Author: Kevin T. Pickering,Lewis A. Owen
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 106
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780415166645
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Global Environmental Issues Book Excerpt:

An Instructor's manual to accompany the comprehensive text, Introduction to Global Environmental Issues. It is an essential book for all those studying global environmental issues.

Global Issues and Comparative Education

Global Issues and Comparative Education
Author: Wendy Bignold,Liz Gayton
Publsiher: Learning Matters
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2009-06-30
ISBN: 1844458245
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Issues and Comparative Education Book Excerpt:

Almost every Education Studies degree includes an element of comparative education, and this book provides an accessible undergraduate-level introduction to the theme. It begins by defining what is meant by the term 'comparative education' and examines the benefits of studying it to students, policy makers, educators and academics. The book then takes a largely age-phase approach with a comparative analysis of selected education systems from around the world, including the impact of globalisation.

The Global Casino An Introduction to Environmental Issues Fourth Edition

The Global Casino  An Introduction to Environmental Issues  Fourth Edition
Author: Nick Middleton
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN: 1444169823
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Global Casino An Introduction to Environmental Issues Fourth Edition Book Excerpt:

he Global Casino is a compelling introduction to environmental issues which links the physical environment to its political, social and economic contexts. Case studies from around the globe are used to illustrate key environmental issues, from global warming and deforestation to natural hazards and soil erosion. The book highlights the underlying causes behind environmental problems, including human actions and emphasises the potential for solutions. In line with contemporary international trends, emphasis is placed on the critical concept of sustainable development. This new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated, with the introduction of new illustrative material and up-to-the-minute case studies on topics such as endangered deep-sea species, the global uptake of unleaded petrol, geothermal energy in Iceland, genocide in Rwanda and the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004. Particularly useful features for students include points for discussion at the end of each chapter as well as a comprehensive glossary. The lists of key readings and websites, again linked specifically to the content of each chapter, have been fully updated and expanded. The Global Casino is the essential course companion for students of the environment, geography, earth sciences and development studies.

Global Issues in Banking and Finance

Global Issues in Banking and Finance
Author: Nesrin Ozatac,Korhan K. Gokmenoglu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2019-10-17
ISBN: 303030387X
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Issues in Banking and Finance Book Excerpt:

This volume presents current developments in the fields of banking and finance from an international perspective. Featuring contributions from the 4th International Conference on Banking and Finance Perspectives (ICBFP), this volume serves as a valuable forum for discussing current issues and trends in the banking and financial sectors, especially in light of the global economic challenges triggered by financial institutions. Using the latest theoretical models, new perspectives are brought to topics such as international banking and finance, Islamic banking, fintech, and corporate finance. Offering an opportunity to explore the challenges of a rapidly changing industry, this volume will be of interest to academics, policy makers, and scholars in the fields of banking, insurance, and finance.

Global Issues

Global Issues
Author: Kristen A. Hite,John L. Seitz
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2016-01-26
ISBN: 1118968859
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Issues Book Excerpt:

"Offers a dynamic and accessible narrative with many student-friendly features, such as chapter boxes, a glossary of terms, guides to further reading, media and Internet resources"--

Global Perspectives on Social Issues

Global Perspectives on Social Issues
Author: Richard Procida,Rita James Simon
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 136
Release: 2007-02
ISBN: 9780739120927
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Perspectives on Social Issues Book Excerpt:

Pornography is a volatile issue in the United States_depending on the source of opinion, it can be viewed as either demeaning or empowering. explores whether the issue is similarly contentious around the world.

Global Issues

Global Issues
Author: John L. Seitz,Kristen A. Hite
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2012-01-30
ISBN: 047065564X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Issues Book Excerpt:

Extensively revised and updated, the new Fourth Edition of Global Issues: An Introduction offers a unique approach to the most important environmental, economic, social, and political concerns of modern life. Revised and updated to reflect the latest global developments Examines the most important environmental, economic, social, and political concerns of modern life The only book of its kind to use the concept of development to illustrate how different global issues are interrelated Includes a new section on nuclear energy Chapter boxes examine ways that individuals can have a positive impact on the issues examined within the text Key features include a glossary of terms; guides to further reading, media, and Internet resources; and suggestions for discussing and studying the material

Global Healthcare Issues and Policies

Global Healthcare  Issues and Policies
Author: Carol Holtz
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN: 1284175693
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Healthcare Issues and Policies Book Excerpt:

"This text provides students with current information on various global health topics. Written by academic authors, scientists, and health practitioners, the text prepares students with a basic perspective of health policy issues from various geographical regions and explains how they are affected by significant world events. The text addresses international health and healthcare at both the undergraduate and graduate levels"--

Global Issues

Global Issues
Author: Shirley A. Fedorak
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-11-29
ISBN: 1442605987
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Issues Book Excerpt:

Global Issues is a pedagogically rich text that offers a unique way of looking at contemporary issues, such as food security and global conflict, from a cross-cultural and multidisciplinary perspective. By exploring each issue in depth, students gain an applied understanding of more abstract concepts like conflict, globalization, culture, imperialism, human rights, and gender, while the cross-cultural approach encourages students to view the world from outside the Western box. Designed for introductory-level students in global and international studies, human geography, anthropology, sociology, and development studies, this highly accessible text offers instructors and students a unique way of matching the concepts they learn in the classroom with important issues in the world in which they live and work.

Global Warming Militarism and Nonviolence

Global Warming  Militarism and Nonviolence
Author: M. Branagan
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 249
Release: 2013-06-28
ISBN: 113701010X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Warming Militarism and Nonviolence Book Excerpt:

Militarism is the elephant in the room of global warming. Of all government sectors, 'Defence' has the highest carbon footprint and expenditure, yet has largely been exempt from international scrutiny and regulation. Marty Branagan uses Australian and international case studies to show that nonviolence is a viable alternative to militarism for national defence and regime change. 'Active resistance', initiated in Australian environmental blockades and now adopted globally, makes the song 'We Shall Not Be Moved' much more realistic, as activists erect tripod villages, bury, chain and cement themselves into the ground, and 'lock-on' to machinery and gates. Active resistance, 'artistic activism', and use of new information and communication technologies in movements such as the Arab Spring and 'Occupy' demonstrate that nonviolence is an effective, evolving praxis.

Oil and Gas Global issues

Oil and Gas  Global issues
Author: Peter R. Odell
Publsiher: multi-science publishing
Total Pages: 493
Release: 2001
ISBN: 9780906522134
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oil and Gas Global issues Book Excerpt:

This first of two volumes of collected papers and essays charts the sequence of significant developments over the past 40 years of the most international of industries—that of gas and oil. Explained are the physical attributes of oil and gas resources, reserves, and supply in their economic and political settings, with an emphasis on the quantities. This book also explores the economic and political inputs to the global oil and gas industry’s organization and markets since the early 1960s and the consequences of a loss of control, not only for the industry itself, but also for the western world’s economy and its political stability.

Global Environmental Issues

Global Environmental Issues
Author: Frances Harris
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2005-01-28
ISBN: 0470093951
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Environmental Issues Book Excerpt:

Meeting the needs of upper level students, this book treats global environmental problems as complex issues with a network of human and biophysical causes. Each chapter interlinks human demands on the Earth's resources to natural biophysical change - not simply a 'cause and effect' treatment of global issues and environmental change Includes coverage of contemporary hot topics such as biodiversity, urbanisation and sustainable development Global case studies (two per chapter) contextualise theory for students "This book should have considerable appeal among undergraduate and postgraduate students in a broad range of disciplines. Frances Harris has assembled a team of well-qualified authors, who between them consider such important environmental issues as climate and sea level change, biodiversity, GM crops, energy supply, urbanization, pollution and sustainable development. The style is clear and non-technical, the coverage is global and the text is supported by numerous figures and illustrations. Boxed case studies provide useful exemplification of general issues. I have no doubt that this book will be very popular with my own students, in providing detailed analysis of a range of key environmental issues which are frequently reported in the media." Tony Binns, University of Sussex, UK "This book usefully realises that environmental issues are a complex blend of contested science, broader socio-political contexts and the concerns, values, attitudes and livelihoods of individuals. Written by internationally recognised authors, it covers major global issues such as pollution, energy, climate change, sea level rise, food production, urbanisation and sustainability in an informative way, with abundant case studies and illustrations, which clearly exemplify just how complex the facets of the issues can be. It does not offer easy solutions but it is a good exercise in awareness for the reader." Stephen Trudgill, Robinson College, University of Cambridge, UK

Global Perspectives on Social Issues

Global Perspectives on Social Issues
Author: Rita James Simon,Lisa Banks,Delene Bromirski
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2003
ISBN: 9780739106754
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Perspectives on Social Issues Book Excerpt:

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Local childhoods global issues

Local childhoods  global issues
Author: Heather Montgomery
Publsiher: Policy Press
Total Pages: 299
Release: 2013
ISBN: 1447305833
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Local childhoods global issues Book Excerpt:

This volume considers the problems caused by poverty, social inequality, ill-health and violence and emphasises that these are challenges for children everywhere, not just those in the poorer countries of the world.