The Report

The Report
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Oxford Business Group
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2012-10
ISBN: 1907065199
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Faster Higher Farther How One of the World s Largest Automakers Committed a Massive and Stunning Fraud

Faster  Higher  Farther  How One of the World s Largest Automakers Committed a Massive and Stunning Fraud
Author: Jack Ewing
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN: 0393254526
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Faster Higher Farther How One of the World s Largest Automakers Committed a Massive and Stunning Fraud Book Excerpt:

“A rich history of a company whose cars, for better and worse, have touched millions of lives, a character study of a brilliant but deeply flawed leader, and a case study in how a corporate culture can turn toxic.” —Bethany McLean, New York Times Book Review Faster, Higher, Farther chronicles a corporate scandal that rivals those at Enron and Lehman Brothers—one that will cost Volkswagen more than $22 billion in fines and settlements. Through meticulous reporting, New York Times correspondent Jack Ewing documents why VW felt compelled to install “defeat devices” in diesel vehicles that unlawfully lowered CO2 levels during emissions testing, and how the fraud was committed, covered up, and finally detected. Faster, Higher, Farther is a briskly written account of unrivaled corporate greed. Updated with the latest information and a new afterword by the author.

Canada in Crisis 2

Canada in Crisis  2
Author: Robert A. Battram
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 492
Release: 2010-07-22
ISBN: 1426933932
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Canada in Crisis 2 Book Excerpt:

Building upon his analysis in the first volume of the series, Canada in Crisis: An Agenda to Unify the Nation, longtime federal employee Robert A. Battram goes beyond explaining what will unify the nation to provide a working roadmap that can help ensure its continued success. Battram identifies problems in all areas of governance, from the simple to the complex, and offers a range of solutions to these problems. He examines why law enforcement agencies and immigration policies are failing, and also explores issues of infrastructure, such as how the placement of electrical transmission grids affects different areas of Canada. Take a deep look into how to improve all areas of government, including • economic policies, • transportation systems, • security of communications, • security of energy and power, • measures taken to combat extremism Join the author as he examines the many changes threatening Canada. Discover how the nation can defend itself, find solutions to its problems, and maintain its heritage, so that it can survive and thrive in Canada in Crisis: An Agenda for Survival of the Nation.

SSC CHSL 10 2 Combined Higher Secondary Tier 1 Guide 2022

SSC CHSL  10 2  Combined Higher Secondary Tier 1 Guide 2022
Author: Arihant Experts
Publsiher: Arihant Publications India limited
Total Pages: 675
Release: 2022-03-05
ISBN: 9326191249
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SSC CHSL 10 2 Combined Higher Secondary Tier 1 Guide 2022 Book Excerpt:

1. Master Guide CHSL provides complete coverage of syllabus. 2. Divided into 4 sections it gives complete overview of the theories. 3. 5 Section Tests are given in each chapter to indicate the examination trend. 4. 3 solved papers and Previous Years’ questions are encrypted for better understanding. 5. The book also contains 3 Mock Tests for rigorous practice. Every year the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts SSC CHSL exams to recruit eligible candidates for various posts such as LDC, JSA, DEO, PA and SA in various departments of the Government of India. The book “Master Guide CHSL” is strictly prepared according to the prescribed syllabus for the aspirants of CHSL (10+2) Tier I examination. Divided into 4 sections- General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and General Awareness, it provides complete coverage of syllabus. Each chapter is encrypted with 5 Section Tests, to showcase the trend of the exam. 3 latest solved papers (2019-2021) and Previous Years’ questions help in better understanding of the concept and question type. Apart from theories, it also contains 3 mock tests based on the latest pattern for quick revision and rigorous practice. This book will be highly beneficial to all the aspirants preparing for SSC CHSL exams. TOC Solved Papers [2021-2019], General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness, Mock Test [1-3].

The Middle East and South Asia 2018 2019

The Middle East and South Asia 2018 2019
Author: Seth Cantey
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2018-10-26
ISBN: 1475841582
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Middle East and South Asia 2018 2019 Book Excerpt:

This volume is designed to place in context the passionate controversies and emotional attachments of the two billion people who live, study, work, love, and die in the Middle East and South Asia.

Aluminum Dreams

Aluminum Dreams
Author: Mimi Sheller
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2014-02-14
ISBN: 0262026821
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aluminum Dreams Book Excerpt:

How aluminum enabled a high-speed, gravity-defying American modernity even as other parts of the world paid the price in environmental damage and political turmoil. Aluminum shaped the twentieth century. It enabled high-speed travel and gravity-defying flight. It was the material of a streamlined aesthetic that came to represent modernity. And it became an essential ingredient in industrial and domestic products that ranged from airplanes and cars to designer chairs and artificial Christmas trees. It entered modern homes as packaging, foil, pots and pans and even infiltrated our bodies through food, medicine, and cosmetics. In Aluminum Dreams, Mimi Sheller describes how the materiality and meaning of aluminum transformed modern life and continues to shape the world today. Aluminum, Sheller tells us, changed mobility and mobilized modern life. It enabled air power, the space age and moon landings. Yet, as Sheller makes clear, aluminum was important not only in twentieth-century technology, innovation, architecture, and design but also in underpinning global military power, uneven development, and crucial environmental and health concerns. Sheller describes aluminum's shiny utopia but also its dark side. The unintended consequences of aluminum's widespread use include struggles for sovereignty and resource control in Africa, India, and the Caribbean; the unleashing of multinational corporations; and the pollution of the earth through mining and smelting (and the battle to save it). Using a single material as an entry point to understanding a global history of modernization and its implications for the future, Aluminum Dreams forces us to ask: How do we assemble the material culture of modernity and what are its environmental consequences? Aluminum Dreams includes a generous selection of striking images of iconic aluminum designs, many in color, drawn from advertisements by Alcoa, Bohn, Kaiser, and other major corporations, pamphlets, films, and exhibitions.

Textile Outlook International

Textile Outlook International
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 450
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Clothing trade
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Zambezi River Basin

The Zambezi River Basin
Author: Jonathan Lautze,Zebediah Phiri,Vladimir Smakhtin,Davison Saruchera
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN: 1315282038
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Zambezi River Basin Book Excerpt:

The Zambezi river is the fourth longest in Africa, crossing or bordering Zambia, Angola, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Mozambique. The river basin is widely recognised as one of the most important basins in southern Africa and is the focus of contested development, including water for hydropower and for agriculture and the environment. This book provides a thorough review of water and sustainable development in the Zambezi, in order to identify critical issues and propose constructive ways forward. The book first reviews the availability and use of water resources in the basin, outlines the basin’s economic potential and highlights key concerns related to climate vulnerability and risk. Focus is then devoted to hydropower and the water-energy-food (WEF) nexus, sustainable agricultural water management, and threats and opportunities related to provision of ecosystem services. The impact of urbanisation and water quality is also examined, as well as ways to enhance transboundary water cooperation. Last, the book assesses the level of water security in the basin, and provides suggestions for achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. Throughout, emphasis is placed on entry points for basin-level management to foster improved paths forward.

Federal Reclamation Projects Water Land Resource Accomplishments

Federal Reclamation Projects  Water   Land Resource Accomplishments
Author: United States. Bureau of Reclamation
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1972
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Irrigation
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Top 10 Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Top 10 Dubai and Abu Dhabi
Author: DK Travel
Publsiher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2014-09-01
ISBN: 0241012430
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Top 10 Dubai and Abu Dhabi Book Excerpt:

DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Dubai & Abu Dhabi in ePub format will lead you straight to the very best Dubai and Abu Dhabi have to offer. Whether you're looking for things not to miss at the Top 10 sights, or want to find the top place to eat, this guide is the perfect companion, taking the best of the printed guidebook and adding new ebook-only features. Rely on dozens of Top 10 lists - from the Top 10 art galleries to the Top 10 things to buy; there's even a list of the Top 10 things to avoid. The guide is divided by area, each with its own photo gallery and with clear maps pinpointing the top sights; you can also view each location in Google Maps if reading on an internet-enabled device. You'll find the insider knowledge every visitor needs to explore every corner of these cities with DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Dubai & Abu Dhabi. DK Eyewitness Top 10 Travel Guide: Dubai and Abu Dhabi - showing you what others only tell you. Now available in ePub format.

Beyond Decommissioning

Beyond Decommissioning
Author: Michele Laraia
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 393
Release: 2019-06-08
ISBN: 008102875X
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beyond Decommissioning Book Excerpt:

Beyond Decommissioning: The Reuse and Redevelopment of Nuclear Installations presents the most up-to-date research and guidance on the reuse and redevelopment of nuclear plants and sites. Consultant Michele Laraia extensively builds upon experience from the redevelopment of non-nuclear industrial sites, a technical field that has considerably predated nuclear applications, to help the reader gain a very thorough and practical understanding of the redevelopment opportunities for decommissioned nuclear sites. Laraia emphasizes the socioeconomic and financial benefits from very early planning for site reuse, including how to manage the decommissioning transition, anticipate financial issues, and effectively utilize available resources. With an increasing number of decommissioning projects being conducted worldwide, it is critical that knowledge gained by experts with hands-on experience is passed on to the younger generation of nuclear professionals. Besides, this book describes the experiences of non-nuclear organizations that have reutilized the human, financial, and physical site assets, with adaptations, for a new productive mission, making it a key reference for all parties associated with nuclear operation and decommissioning. Those responsible for nuclear operation and decommissioning are encouraged to incorporate site reuse within an integrated, beginning-to-end view of their projects. The book also appeals to nuclear regulators as it highlights more opportunities to complete nuclear decommissioning safely, speedily, and in the best interests of all concerned parties. Includes lessons learned from worldwide case studies of reuse and repurposing of nuclear plants from both the nuclear and non-nuclear industries Provides practical guidance on a broad-spectrum of factors and opportunities for nuclear decommissioning Identifies the roles and responsibilities of parties involved, including nuclear operators, regulators and authorities, land planners and environmentalists

The New Post Oil Arab Gulf

The New Post Oil Arab Gulf
Author: Nabil Sultan,David Weir,Zeinab Karake-Shalhoub
Publsiher: Saqi
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2012-01-16
ISBN: 0863568408
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Post Oil Arab Gulf Book Excerpt:

The sharp increase in oil revenues since 2002 has left the Arab Gulf States with billions of petro-dollars. But how will these countries fare in the post-oil era? The rulers of these states are taking serious measures to ensure the survival of their economies, and indeed their regimes, in a world with scarce mineral resources. This volume explores the extent to which these countries have been and will be able to prepare for the future by transforming themselves into serious international destinations for tourism, finance, healthcare and education. It also considers the implications of failure for the future survival of their regimes. This study will provide food for thought for academi, policy makers and general readers. 'An incisive enquiry into an exciting region, the authors leave no stones unturned. It is bold in its examination of both the history and the crucial changes being wrought throughout the Gulf. The book, which has been fashioned with both detailed knowledge and academic rigour, will be of huge advantage to anyone seeking a practical chart to the region. The contributors have not been restrained in drawing examples of the Gulf States over-reaching themselves to danger points in the economic downturn. The severe lessons learned have been studiously researched. The fresh opportunities, political, economic, social and technological, are concisely considered. No matter where your interests lie, this is a solid foundation from which to build a 'Way Ahead' policy for the region.'Charles Wilson, Director of The Consultancy, an international human resources business with Gulf experience

Land Between the Lakes

Land Between the Lakes
Author: Frank E. Smith
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-07-15
ISBN: 0813164591
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Land Between the Lakes Book Excerpt:

Land Between the Lakes Recreation Area lies in western Kentucky and Tennessee, between two huge lakes formed by dams on the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers.Some 170,000 acres bounded by 300 miles of shoreline, Land Between the Lakes is blessed with a rich variety of plant and animal life. Conceived and administrated by the Tennessee Valley Authority, it is a unique recreational experiment which has drawn admiring visitors from around the world. Frank E. Smith, director of TVA, tells the story of the transformation of submarginal land into a large-scale, multiple-use recreation facility that provides recreation and entertainment for thousands of visitors as well as producing a positive, dynamic stimulus to the continued economic development of the entire Tennessee Valley. Planned for fullest use of human and land resources, Land Between the Lakes is of utmost importance to recreational planners, conservation specialists, administrators, and to millions of Americans who seek their recreation in the out of doors.

Guinness World Records 2015

Guinness World Records 2015
Author: Guinness World Records
Publsiher: Guinness World Records
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2014-09-11
ISBN: 1908843705
Category: Reference
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Guinness World Records 2015 Book Excerpt:

The world’s best-selling annual is back, with thousands of amazing new records, cool facts and awesome pictures! Ever wondered how far a dog can ride a scooter or who’s swallowed the most swords underwater Want to know about the latest sporting achievements, extreme bodies and cutting-edge tech Find the answers to these and many more mind-boggling feats in the all-new Guinness World Records 2015 eBook. What’s more, 2015 marks 60 years since the release of the very first GWR annual. To celebrate our diamond anniversary, you’ll find milestones of our classic records and how they’ve changed – or not changed – over time, plus a special feature just on diamond records. And if all that isn’t enough, you can download the new “See It 3D” augmented-reality app on another smart device to bring records in your eBook to life – just point it at designated records on screen and watch what happens! Compare yourself to the tallest man ever, squish maggots in our game, take a journey around the Solar System and much more.

Yachtsman s Guide to the Great Lakes

Yachtsman s Guide to the Great Lakes
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1638
Release: 1963
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Boats and boating
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Rise of Anthropological Theory

The Rise of Anthropological Theory
Author: Marvin Harris
Publsiher: AltaMira Press
Total Pages: 826
Release: 2001-08-14
ISBN: 0759116997
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise of Anthropological Theory Book Excerpt:

The best known, most often cited history of anthropological theory is finally available in paperback! First published in 1968, Harris's book has been cited in over 1,000 works and is one of the key documents explaining cultural materialism, the theory associated with Harris's work. This updated edition included the complete 1968 text plus a new introduction by Maxine Margolis, which discusses the impact of the book and highlights some of the major trends in anthropological theory since its original publication. RAT, as it is affectionately known to three decades of graduate students, comprehensively traces the history of anthropology and anthropological theory, culminating in a strong argument for the use of a scientific, behaviorally-based, etic approach to the understanding of human culture known as cultural materialism. Despite its popularity and influence on anthropological thinking, RAT has never been available in paperback_until now. It is an essential volume for the library of all anthropologists, their graduate students, and other theorists in the social sciences.

Metallurgy Research Center Salt Lake City

Metallurgy Research Center  Salt Lake City
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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International Heritage and Historic Building Conservation

International Heritage and Historic Building Conservation
Author: Zeynep Aygen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2013-03-05
ISBN: 1136185909
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

International Heritage and Historic Building Conservation Book Excerpt:

The majority of books in English on historic building conservation and heritage preservation training are often restricted to Western architecture and its origins. Consequently, the history of building conservation, the study of contemporary paradigms and case studies in most universities and within wider interest circles, predominantly in the UK, Europe, and USA focus mainly on Europe and sometimes the USA, although the latter is often excluded from European publications. With an increasingly multicultural student body in Euro-American universities and with a rising global interest in heritage preservation, there is an urgent need for publications to cover a larger geographical and social area including not only Asia, Australia, Africa and South America but also previously neglected countries in Europe like the new members of the European Community and the northern neighbour of the USA, Canada. The inclusion of the ‘other’ in built environment education in general and in building conservation in particular is a pre-requisite of cultural interaction and widening participation. International Heritage and Historic Building Conservation assesses successful contemporary conservation paradigms from around the world. The book evaluates conservation case studies from previously excluded areas of the world to create an integrated account of Historic Building Conservation that crosses the boundaries of language and culture and sets an example for further inclusive research. Analyzing the influence of financial constraints, regional conflicts, and cultural differences on the heritage of disadvantaged countries, this leading-edge volume is essential for researchers and students of heritage studies interested in understanding their topics in a wider framework.

Panama Canal Treaties

Panama Canal Treaties
Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Foreign Relations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1977
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Panama
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Treasury of History Being a History of the World

The Treasury of History  Being a History of the World
Author: Samuel Maunder
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 810
Release: 1850
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: United States
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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