Description : B Corps are a global movement of more than 2,700 companies in 60 countries—like Patagonia, Ben & Jerry's, Kickstarter, Danone North America, and Eileen Fisher—that are using the power of business as a force for good. B Corps have been certified to have met rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. This book is the authoritative guide to the what, why, and how of B Corp certification. Coauthors Ryan Honeyman and Dr. Tiffany Jana spoke with the leaders of over 200 B Corps from around the world to get their insights on becoming a Certified B Corp, improving their social and environmental performance, and building a more inclusive economy. The second edition has been completely revised and updated to include a much stronger focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). These changes are important because DEI can no longer be a side conversation—it must be a core value for any company that aspires to make money and make a difference. While this book is framed around the B Corp movement, any company, regardless of size, industry, or location, can use the tools contained here to learn how to build a better business. As the authors vividly demonstrate, using business as a force for good can help you attract and retain the best talent, distinguish your company in a crowded market, and increase trust in your brand.
Description : Intercultural Collaboration by Design introduces a framework for collaborating across cultures and learning to use multicultural perspectives to address pressing global issues. This handbook helps people work, learn, and teach across cultures. Through the activities highlighted in this book, virtual and intercultural teams will find a practical route for initiating and sustaining productive work across disciplinary and social barriers. Teams can craft a plan to achieve their goals by selecting the activities that best meet their needs and interests. First-person anecdotes from the authors demonstrate how the activities encourage teams to embrace diverse perspectives in order to create innovative solutions. With over 30 hands-on activities, this book will be of great interest to diverse teams from a variety of disciplines who want to enhance intercultural learning and co-working. Whether in the classroom or workplace, the activities are appropriate for a variety of collaboration contexts, without a need for background in art or design.
Description : Protecting the global environment is a single-minded goal for all of us. Environmental engineers take this goal to task, meeting the needs of society with technical innovations. Revised, expanded, and fully updated to meet the needs of today's engineer working in industry or the public sector, the Environmental Engineers' Handbook, Second Edition is a single source of current information. It covers in depth the interrelated factors and principles that affect our environment and how we have dealt with them in the past, are dealing with them today, and how we will deal with them in the future. This stellar reference addresses the ongoing global transition in cleaning up the remains of abandoned technology, the prevention of pollution created by existing technology, and the design of future zero emission technology. Béla G. Lipták speaks on Post-Oil Energy Technology on the AT&T Tech Channel.
Description : The Labour Ward Handbook, second edition, is a succinct manual that provides detailed clinical practice guidelines for the care of women in labour. Dealing more with the practice than the theory of labour ward management, this book is designed to be a ready guide for use in the delivery suite by the busy clinician. The format has been specifically designed to make retrieval of information quick and simple. Relevant pages can be reproduced and filed in the patient's case-notes thus serving not only as an aide memoire and checklist, but also as a supplementary record of the care provided. The Labour Ward Handbook is essential reading for practising obstetricians of all grades, midwives, labour ward managers, and all other medical professionals who are interested in the conduct of labour and risk management in the delivery suite. Key Features Checklists and bullet points for quick and straightforward guidence 'Further reading' at the end of each section Compliant with RCOG and NICE guidelines Builds on a very popular first edition If you work on the labour ward, this is the book to have with you at all times.
Description : B Corps are a global movement of more than 2,700 companies in 60 countries-like Patagonia, Ben & Jerry's, Kickstarter, Danone North America, and Eileen Fisher-that are using the power of business as a force for good. B Corps have been certified to have met rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency. This book is the authoritative guide to the what, why, and how of B Corp certification. Coauthors Ryan Honeyman and Dr. Tiffany Jana spoke with the leaders of over 200 B Corps from around the world to get their insights on becoming a Certified B Corp, improving their social and environmental performance, and building a more inclusive economy. The second edition has been completely revised and updated to include a much stronger focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). These changes are important because DEI can no longer be a side conversation-it must be a core value for any company that aspires to make money and make a difference. While this book is framed around the B Corp movement, any company, regardless of size, industry, or location, can use the tools contained here to learn how to build a better business. As the authors vividly demonstrate, using business as a force for good can help you attract and retain the best talent, distinguish your company in a crowded market, and increase trust in your brand.
Description : During the past 20 years, the field of mechanical engineering has undergone enormous changes. These changes have been driven by many factors, including: the development of computer technology worldwide competition in industry improvements in the flow of information satellite communication real time monitoring increased energy efficiency robotics automatic control increased sensitivity to environmental impacts of human activities advances in design and manufacturing methods These developments have put more stress on mechanical engineering education, making it increasingly difficult to cover all the topics that a professional engineer will need in his or her career. As a result of these developments, there has been a growing need for a handbook that can serve the professional community by providing relevant background and current information in the field of mechanical engineering. The CRC Handbook of Mechanical Engineering serves the needs of the professional engineer as a resource of information into the next century.
Description : How to make your senior years healthy, safe, social, and stimulating. "Architect and author Chuck Durrett's recently released book Senior Cohousing Handbook comes at a time of high interest in greening, sustainable housing and affordable living concerns. Durrett's new book is a comprehensive guide for baby boomers wishing to continue vibrant, active lifestyles." - EPR Real Estate News "Make your senior years safe and socially fun with the idea of senior cohousing and a book on the topic that shows how seniors can custom-build their neighborhood to fit their needs. This is housing built by seniors, not for them, and emphasizes independence and social networking. Any library strong in gerontology or social science and many a general lending library needs this. - James A. Cox, The Midwest Book Review "As a Baby Boomer, I've joked for a few years that we'll all end up living communally again because Social Security will be broke...This is one of the better ways to envision it."-- Sacramento Bee No matter how rich life is in youth and middle age, the elder years can bring on increasing isolation and loneliness as social connections lessen, especially if friends and family members move away. Senior cohousing fills a niche for this demographic—the healthy, educated, and proactive adults who want to live in a social and environmentally vibrant community. These seniors are already wanting to ward off the aging process, so they are unlikely to want to live in assisted housing. Senior cohousing revolves around custom-built neighborhoods organized by the seniors themselves in order to fit in with their real needs, wants, and aspirations for health, longevity, and quality of life. Senior Cohousing is a comprehensive guide to joining or creating a cohousing project, written by the US leader in the field. The author deals with all the psychological and logistical aspects of senior cohousing and addresses common concerns, fears, and misunderstandings. He emphasizes the many positive benefits of cohousing, including: Better physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health Friendships and accessible social contact Safety and security Affordability Shared resources Successful aging requires control of one’s life, and today's generation of seniors—the baby boomers—will find that this book holds a compelling vision for their future. Charles Durrett is a principal at McCamant & Durrett in Nevada City, California, a firm that specializes in affordable cohousing. He co-authored the groundbreaking Cohousing with his wife and business partner, Kathryn McCamant.
Description : As technology advances, digital system designers must acquire and maintain skills to design systems with analog, pulse/time, and digital circuits along with LSI and VLSI devices. The CRC Handbook of Digital System Design, Second Edition reviews the fundamentals of these topics for the convenience of designers who need to refresh their memories from time to time. In a somewhat unique presentation, this book integrates theory with practical design and covers three broad topics: The basics- formulas, design equation, terminology, symbols, and notation Characterstics, properties, and principles of operation of devices, modules, and building blocks frequently used as components in digital system design Design procedures-guidelines for system design presented through examples The author includes numerous examples, both simple and complex, throughout the book that help clarify points often confusing or overlooked. He also addresses memory and arithmetic unit design, techniques of grounding and shielding for analog and digital noise, and graphical techniques for nonlinear circuits and transmission line analysis. The style is straightforward, the treatment self-contained and practical. The CRC Handbook of Digital System Design, Second Edition remains a popular and valuable resource for anyone involved in digital system design.
Description : Theoretical, computational, and experimental electromagnetic modeling and characterization This engineering and scientific handbook offers extensive coverage of electromagnetic modeling and characterization of composite materials from the theoretical, computational, and experimental points of view. You will get unique data for non-conducting dielectrics, semiconducting, conducting, and magnetic materials, and composites composed of two or more molecularly distinct compounds. The goal of the book is to contribute to current and visionary electromagnetic composite applications and extend the existing database for composites. Electromagnetic Composites Handbook: Models, Measurement, and Characterization is presented in a clear, hierarchical style, progressing from basic concepts through simple and more complex models, and finally to data verifying the models. Provides a large collection of tabulated data for more than 300 complex composite materials Information presented will aid in the development of multifunctional material designs The data is a direct extension from Arthur Von Hippel's landmark Dielectric Materials and Application