The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

The Handbook of Design for Sustainability
Author: Stuart Walker
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2013-11-07
ISBN: 147253901X
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Handbook of Design for Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Sustainability has emerged as a central issue for contemporary societies and for the world community as a whole. Furthermore, many of the social and environmental concerns that are embodied in the term 'sustainability' are directly or indirectly related to design. Designers help to define our human made environment - how it is produced, how it is used, and how long it endures. Despite some forty years of development and increased awareness of the critical relationships that exist between design decisions and modes of production, energy use, environmental impacts, the nature of work and human exploitation, design for sustainability is still not widely understood or followed. The Handbook of Design for Sustainability presents a comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of this crucial subject - its development, its methods, its practices and its potential futures. Bringing together leading international scholars and new researchers to provide a substantive insight into the latest thinking and research within the field, The Handbook covers a breadth of historical and theoretical understandings and includes a series of original essays that explore methods and approaches for designers and design educators. The Handbook presents the first systematic overview of the subject that, in addition to methods and examples, includes historical perspectives, philosophical approaches, business analyses, educational insights and emerging thinking. It is an invaluable resource for design researchers and students as well as design practitioners and private and public sector organizations wishing to develop more sustainable directions.

Green RFID Systems

Green RFID Systems
Author: Luca Roselli
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN: 1316060993
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green RFID Systems Book Excerpt:

Combining cutting-edge technologies and techniques with existing approaches, this book equips you with the tools and knowledge needed to develop new energy-efficient and environmentally friendly RFID systems. As well as covering RFID basics, a wide range of new technologies is discussed, including biodegradable and recyclable material use, energy scavenging, passive and chipless architectures, RFID passive sensors, networked RFID and RFID sensors, organic electronic devices, textile electronics, and distributed and wide area electronics. Providing a clear description of how RFID technology can enable the evolution of the Internet of Things, the book guides you down the path to facing new challenges as we move towards ubiquitous sensing for smart environments and a networked society. This is an ideal guide for researchers in academia and industry, technical managers, and graduate students in RF and wireless communications.

Assistive Technologies and Environmental Interventions in Healthcare

Assistive Technologies and Environmental Interventions in Healthcare
Author: Lynn Gitlow,Kathleen Flecky
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2019-08-08
ISBN: 1119483239
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Assistive Technologies and Environmental Interventions in Healthcare Book Excerpt:

Providing a holistic and client-centered approach, Assistive Technologies and Environmental Interventions in Healthcare explores the individual’s needs within the environment, examines the relationship between disability and a variety of traditional and cutting-edge technologies, and presents a humanistic discussion of Technology-Environment Intervention (TEI). Written by a multidisciplinary team of authors, this text introduces readers to a variety of conceptual practice models and the clinical reasoning perspectives. It also provides insight into how designers go about solving human-tech problems, discusses best practices for both face-to-face and virtual teams, and looks at the psychological, sociocultural, and cognitive factors behind the development and provision of assistive technologies. Examines a wide range of technologies and environmental interventions Demonstrates how a better understanding of the complexity of human interaction with both the physical and social environment can lead to better use of technology Explores the future of technology and research in TEI Complete with a range of learning features such as keywords, case studies and review questions, this book is ideal for undergraduate and graduate students in occupational therapy and other related health professions, as well as those undertaking certification and board examinations.

Handbook of Research on Higher Education in the MENA Region Policy and Practice

Handbook of Research on Higher Education in the MENA Region  Policy and Practice
Author: Baporikar, Neeta
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 527
Release: 2014-06-30
ISBN: 1466661992
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Higher Education in the MENA Region Policy and Practice Book Excerpt:

"This book examines the need for a paradigm shift in the area of post-secondary education and innovation in the emerging, yet relatively understudied, MENA region"--Provided by publisher.

The Least Cost Path From Landscape Genetics to Landscape Genomics

The Least Cost Path From Landscape Genetics to Landscape Genomics
Author: Samuel A. Cushman,Andrew J. Shirk,Glenn T. Howe,Melanie A. Murphy,Rodney J. Dyer,Stéphane Joost
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2018-08-03
ISBN: 2889455483
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Least Cost Path From Landscape Genetics to Landscape Genomics Book Excerpt:

Ecosystems are the stage on which the play of evolution is acted, and ecosystems are complex, spatially structured and temporally varying. The purpose of this Research Topic is to explore critical challenges and opportunities for the transition from landscape genetics to landscape genomics. Landscape genetics has focused on the spatial analysis of small genetic datasets, typically comprised of less than 20 microsatellite markers, taken from clusters of individuals in putative populations or distributed individuals across landscapes. The recent emergence of large scale genomic datasets produced by next generation sequencing methods poses tremendous challenge and opportunity to the field. Perhaps the greatest is to produce, process, curate, archive and analyze spatially referenced genomic datasets in a way such that research is led by a priori hypotheses regarding how environmental heterogeneity and temporal dynamics interact to affect gene flow and selection. The papers in the Research Topic cover a broad range of topics under this area of focus, from reviews of the emergence of landscape genetics, to best practices in spatial analysis of genetic data. The compilation, like the emerging field itself, is eclectic and illustrates the scope of both the challenges and opportunities of this emerging field.

Evolution of a Community The Colonisation of a Clay Inland Landscape

Evolution of a Community  The Colonisation of a Clay Inland Landscape
Author: Samantha Paul,John Hunt
Publsiher: Archaeopress Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 257
Release: 2014-03-20
ISBN: 1784910872
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Evolution of a Community The Colonisation of a Clay Inland Landscape Book Excerpt:

Chronologically documents the colonisation of a clay inland location north-west of Cambridge at the village of Longstanton and outlines how it was not an area on the periphery of activity, but part of a fully occupied landscape extending back into the Mesolithic period.

Sustainable Strategies in Organic Electronics

Sustainable Strategies in Organic Electronics
Author: Assunta Marrocchi
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2022-02-02
ISBN: 0128236019
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Strategies in Organic Electronics Book Excerpt:

Sustainable Strategies in Organic Electronics reviews green materials and devices, sustainable processes in electronics, and the reuse, recycling and degradation of devices. Topics addressed include large-scale synthesis and fabrication of safe device materials processes that neither use toxic reagents, solvents or produce toxic by-products. Emerging opportunities such as new synthetic approaches for enabling the commercialization of pi-conjugated polymer-based devices are explored, along with new efforts towards incorporating materials from renewable resources for a low carbon footprint. Finally, the book discusses the latest advances towards device biodegradability and recycling. It is suitable for materials scientists and engineers, chemists, physicists in academia and industry. Discusses emerging opportunities for green materials, synthesis and fabrication of organic electronics Reviews the challenges of integration of sustainable strategies in large-scale manufacturing of organic electronics Provides an overview of green materials and solvents that can be used as alternatives to toxic materials for organic electronics applications

Mitochondrial Dysfunction Caused by Drugs and Environmental Toxicants

Mitochondrial Dysfunction Caused by Drugs and Environmental Toxicants
Author: Yvonne Will,James A. Dykens
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 816
Release: 2018-03-21
ISBN: 1119329736
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mitochondrial Dysfunction Caused by Drugs and Environmental Toxicants Book Excerpt:

Developed as a one-stop reference source for drug safety and toxicology professionals, this book explains why mitochondrial failure is a crucial step in drug toxicity and how it can be avoided. • Covers both basic science and applied technology / methods • Allows readers to understand the basis of mitochondrial function, the preclinical assessments used, and what they reveal about drug effects • Contains both in vitro and in vivo methods for analysis, including practical screening approaches for drug discovery and development • Adds coverage about mitochondrial toxicity underlying organ injury, clinical reports on drug classes, and discussion of environmental toxicants affecting mitochondria

Critiquing Sustainability Changing Philosophy

Critiquing Sustainability  Changing Philosophy
Author: Jenneth Parker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2014-03-21
ISBN: 1136214666
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Critiquing Sustainability Changing Philosophy Book Excerpt:

To increasing numbers of people, sustainability is the key challenge of the twenty-first century. In the many fields where it is a goal, persistent problems obstruct the efforts of those trying to make a difference. The task of this book is to provide an overview of the current state of philosophy in the context of what philosophy is, could be or should be – in relation to sustainability and the human future on Earth. The book is conceived as a contribution to the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, helping to link work on philosophy and sustainability. Critiquing Sustainability, Changing Philosophy focusses on the importance of philosophical work to the formation and effectiveness of global civil society and social movements for sustainability in the context of the Anthropocene age of the Earth. It takes a transdisciplinary systems approach that challenges philosophy and concludes by proposing a greatly enhanced role for philosophy in contributing to global public reason for sustainability. This book will be of interest to philosophers, sustainability practitioners and thinkers, policy makers and all those engaged in the global movement for sustainability.

TVET Towards Industrial Revolution 4 0

TVET Towards Industrial Revolution 4 0
Author: Nur Hazirah [email protected],Norah Md Noor,Mahyuddin Arsat,Dayana Farzeeha Ali,Ahmad Nabil Md Nasir,Nur Husna Abd Wahid,Yusri Kamin
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2019-09-09
ISBN: 1000691594
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TVET Towards Industrial Revolution 4 0 Book Excerpt:

Demand for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in Malaysia has been growing extensively, involving various involvement from industry and academia. Research related to the improvement of TVET in Malaysia, as well as the sustainability of TVET especially in the Industrial Revolution 4.0 era are among the topics of interest presented in this book. The input from this research provides better insight on the current situation of TVET in Malaysia as a whole, opening up various research fields to be explored in the future by other researchers. The development of education on an international level has sparked the idea for educators and academia to find solutions on issues of education relevant to the 21st century, hence this book shares the strategies and efforts needed to strengthen the education in various regions and make sure it is on par with education in developed countries.

Children s Competencies Development in the Home Learning Environment

Children s Competencies Development in the Home Learning Environment
Author: Frank Niklas,Caroline Cohrssen,Simone Lehrl,Amy R. Napoli
Publsiher: Frontiers Media SA
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-08-02
ISBN: 2889711226
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Children s Competencies Development in the Home Learning Environment Book Excerpt:

Environmental Considerations Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing Operations

Environmental Considerations Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing Operations
Author: James A. Jacobs,Stephen M. Testa
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2019-04-05
ISBN: 1119336104
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Considerations Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing Operations Book Excerpt:

A guide to environmental and communication issues related to fracking and the best approach to protect communities Environmental Considerations Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing Operations offers a much-needed resource that explores the complex challenges of fracking by providing an understanding of the environmental and communication issues that are inherent with hydraulic fracturing. The book balances the current scientific knowledge with the uncertainty and risks associated with hydraulic fracking. In addition, the authors offer targeted approaches for helping to keep communities safe. The authors include an overview of the historical development of hydraulic fracturing and the technology currently employed. The book also explores the risk, prevention, and mitigation factors that are associated with fracturing. The authors also include legal cases, regulatory issues, and data on the cost of recovery. The volume presents audit checklists for gathering critical information and documentation to support the reliability of the current environmental conditions related to fracking operations and the impact fracking can have on a community. This vital resource: Contains the technical information and mitigation recommendations for safety and environmental issues related to hydraulic fracturing Offers an historical overview of conventional and unconventional oil and gas drilling Explains the geologic and technical issues associated with fracking of tight sand and shale formulations Presents numerous case studies from the United States EPA and other agencies Discusses issues of co-produced waste water and induced seismicity from the injection of wastewater Written for environmental scientists, geologists, engineers, regulators, city planners, attorneys, foresters, wildlife biologists, and others, Environmental Considerations Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing Operations offers a comprehensive resource to the complex environmental and communication issues related to fracking.

Occupational Safety and Hygiene II

Occupational Safety and Hygiene II
Author: Pedro Arezes,João. S. Baptista,Monica P. Barroso,Paula Carneiro,Patrício Cordeiro,Nelson Costa,Rui B. Melo,Sergio A. Miguel,Gonçalo Perestrelo
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 818
Release: 2014-01-27
ISBN: 1138001449
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Occupational Safety and Hygiene II Book Excerpt:

Occupational Safety and Hygiene II contains selected papers from the International Symposium on Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SHO2014, Guimarães, Portugal, 13-14 February 2014), which was organized by the Portuguese Society for Occupational Safety and Hygiene (SPOSHO). The contributions focus on selected topics, which include (but is not limited to): Occupational safety Risk assessment Safety management Ergonomics Management systems Environmental ergonomics Physical environments Construction safety, and Human factors The contributions in Occupational Safety and Hygiene II are mainly based on research carried out at universities and other research institutions, but also on practical studies developed by Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Practitioners within their companies. Accordingly, this book will be a helpful text to get acquainted with the state-of-the-art of the research within the mentioned domains, as well as with some practical tools and approaches that are currently used by OHS professionals in a global context.

Teaching Environmental Writing

Teaching Environmental Writing
Author: Isabel Galleymore
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-05-14
ISBN: 135006842X
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Environmental Writing Book Excerpt:

Environmental writing is an increasingly popular literary genre, and a multifaceted genre at that. Recently dominated by works of 'new nature writing', environmental writing includes works of poetry and fiction about the world around us. In the last two decades, universities have begun to offer environmental writing modules and courses with the intention of teaching students skills in the field of writing inspired by the natural world. This book asks how students are being guided into writing about environments. Informed by independently conducted interviews with educators, and a review of existing pedagogical guides, it explores recurring instructions given to students for writing about the environment and compares these pedagogical approaches to the current theory and practice of ecocriticism by scholars such as Ursula Heise and Timothy Morton. Proposing a set of original pedagogical exercises influenced by ecocriticism, the book draws on a number of self-reflexive, environmentally-conscious poets, including Juliana Spahr, Jorie Graham and Les Murray, as creative and stimulating models for teachers and students.

The Applied Psychology of Sustainability

The Applied Psychology of Sustainability
Author: Robert G. Jones
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2020-04-02
ISBN: 0429948735
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Applied Psychology of Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Why doesn’t everyone see sustainability as a huge issue? Why don’t people think more carefully before making choices? What will it take for people to change? Examining the many psychological factors that lead to human behavioral effects on the environment, this book answers these questions definitively and provides practical guidance for approaches that have been used to successfully stimulate change. The Applied Psychology of Sustainability provides an extensive, integrated definition of the processes that lead to climatic, ecological, and socio-economic results: It defines a Psychology of Sustainability. Each chapter applies elements from the core research areas of cognitive, social, and developmental psychology into the context of criteria specific to sustainability. Comprehensively updated to embrace great change in the field, this new edition expands on critical issues yet maintains its strong foundation that the psychology of decisions is the essential precursor to sustainability and that these decisions should be treated as the primary target of change. Throughout the book, readers will find new ways of framing questions related to human adaptability and evolutionary psychology. The Applied Psychology of Sustainability is essential reading for students and professionals in a range of disciplines who wish to contribute to this crucial conversation.

Psychology of Sustainability

Psychology of Sustainability
Author: Robert G. Jones
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2014-07-11
ISBN: 1135016305
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychology of Sustainability Book Excerpt:

Psychology of Sustainability: An Applied Perspective examines the many psychological factors that lead to human behavioral effects on the environment. Each chapter will apply elements from a basic research area into the context of criteria specific to sustainability. Increased interest has led many universities to offer courses on "Psychology of Sustainability." This book is the perfect text to provide an introduction to the subject. Throughout the book, readers will find new ways of framing questions related to human adaptability and evolutionary psychology. Psychology of Sustainability is ideal for students or professionals who are looking to contribute to the conversation.

Green lite

Green lite
Author: G. Bruce Doern,Graeme Auld,Christopher Stoney
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2015-11-01
ISBN: 0773597492
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green lite Book Excerpt:

Anchored in the core literature on natural resources, energy production, and environmental analysis, Green-lite is a critical examination of Canadian environmental policy, governance, and politics drawing out key policy and governance patterns to show that the Canadian story is one of complexity and often weak performance. Making a compelling argument for deeper historical analysis of environmental policy and situating environmental concerns within political and fiscal agendas, the authors provide extended discussions on three relatively new features of environmental policy: the federal-cities and urban sustainability regime, the federal-municipal infrastructure regime, and the regime of agreements with NGOs and businesses that often relegate governments to observing participants rather than being policy leaders. They probe the Harper era’s muzzling of environmental science and scientists, Canada’s oil sands energy and resource economy, and the government’s core Alberta and Western Canadian political base. The first book to provide an integrated, historical, and conceptual examination of Canadian environmental policy over many decades, Green-lite captures complex notions of what environmental policy and green agendas seek to achieve in a business-dominated economy of diverse energy producing technologies, and their pollution harms and risks.

Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement

Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement
Author: United States. Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Environmental impact analysis
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feasibility Report and Environmental Impact Statement Book Excerpt:

Inquiry in Music Education

Inquiry in Music Education
Author: Carol Frierson-Campbell,Hildegard C. Froehlich
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2022-03-18
ISBN: 1000547817
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inquiry in Music Education Book Excerpt:

Inquiry in Music Education: Concepts and Methods for the Beginning Researcher, Second Edition, introduces research and scholarship in music education as an ongoing spiral of inquiry. Exploring research conventions that are applicable beyond music to the other arts and humanities as well, it offers a sequential approach to topic formulation, information literacy, reading and evaluating research studies, and planning and conducting original studies within accepted guidelines. Following the legacy begun by Edward Rainbow and Hildegard C. Froehlich, this book expands what is meant by music education and research, teaching tangible skills for music educators with diverse instructional goals and career aspirations. The second edition addresses the changes in methods due to technological advances, a proliferation of new scholarship, and an awareness of the impact of place and culture on researchers and research participants. This edition features: the most current information on research tools, strategies to remain up-to-date, and expanded supplemental online materials (see inquiryinmusiceducation.com) case studies that reflect recent research and discuss issues of gender, race, and culture previously absent from mainstream scholarship an acknowledgment of the assessment demands of contemporary K-12 schooling a chapter devoted to mixed methods, arts-based, and practitioner inquiry assignments and other resources designed to be friendly for online course delivery chapters from contributing authors Debbie Rohwer and Marie McCarthy, bringing additional depth and perspective. Inquiry in Music Education provides students with the language, skills, and protocols necessary to succeed in today’s competitive markets of grant writing, arts advocacy, and public outreach as contributing members of the community of music educators.

Code of Federal Regulations Title 40 Protection of Environment PT 50 51 Revised as of July 1 2012

Code of Federal Regulations  Title 40  Protection of Environment  PT  50 51  Revised as of July 1  2012
Author: U S Office of the Federal Register
Publsiher: Government Printing Office
Total Pages: 684
Release: 2012-08-29
ISBN: 9780160911859
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Code of Federal Regulations Title 40 Protection of Environment PT 50 51 Revised as of July 1 2012 Book Excerpt:

The Code of Federal Regulations is a codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the Executive departments and agencies of the United States Federal Government. This volume is part of the Environmental Protecti0n Agency regulations.