Changes in the use of land reflect a variety of environmental and social factors, necessitating an equally varied suite of data to be used for effective analysis. While remote sensing, both from satellites and air photos, provides a central resource for study, socio-economic surveys, censuses, and map sources also supply a wealth of valid information. Land Use Change: Science, Policy and Management presents spacial theories and methodologies that support an integrated approach to the analysis of land use change.
If science has the equivalent of a Bloomsbury group, it is the five men born at the turn of the twentieth century in Budapest: Theodore von Karman, Leo Szilard, Eugene Wigner, John von Neumann, and Edward Teller. From Hungary to Germany to the United States, they remained friends and continued to work together and influence each other throughout their lives. As a result, their work was integral to some of the most important scientific and political developments of the twentieth century.
An important contribution to the debates surrounding the evolution of the European welfare state model, this volume investigates the role that “ideational leadership” has played in the passing of structural reforms in the change-resistant German welfare state. Based on in-depth case studies of individual reforms in health care, pensions, and unemployment insurance since the early 1990s, Stiller illuminates the ways in which Germany has made the transition from its Bismarckian past to a hybrid welfare state....
The current national debate on immigration policy is especially intense in California, home to one-third of the country’s immigrants. Much of this debate consists of advocates stating their views without the benefit of a nonpartisan assessment of the issue and the challenges it poses for the state. Our study provides such an assessment by examining how immigration has interacted with other d......
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European cooperation and integration has continued to progress forward
over the past five decades, with an ever deepening impact on the member
states. The first wave of research into these processes concerned European
integration, the process of institution building and policy developments at
the European Union (EU) level. The second wave, on Europeanization used
integration as an explanatory factor in understanding domestic political
change and continuity related to the EU.
Private investors can be valuable and innovative partners in maintaining and
modernizing critical infrastructure. Our current system of financing, however, has
often failed in its attempts to forge viable partnerships with private investors.
While the traditional American method of attracting private capital by offer-
ing tax-exempt municipal bonds has been successful in many instances and will
remain a valuable tool for infrastructure investment, it often leaves many large
potential investors sitting on the sidelines.
The Earth is the only planet in our solar system that supports life. The complex process of evolution occurred on Earth only because of some unique environmental conditions that were present: water, an oxygen-rich atmosphere, and a suitable surface temperature. Climate change refers to a statistically significant variation in either the mean state of the climate or in its variability, persisting for an extended period (typically decades or longer).
Operationally, the problem is that, as noted earlier, while value-based management provides a criterion for strategies
to be selected and evaluated, it does not say how these strategies can be constructed. Before a strategy can be
put forward for SVA, a method for identifying the need for strategic change must exist. Then there must be a
process of constructing strategic options that have prospects of creating competitive advantage and enabling the
business to generate cash ﬂows that exceed costs including the cost of capital.
Many businesses are operated through a separate entity such as a corporation or a partnership (either formed with or without limited liability). Most legal jurisdictions allow people to organize such an entity by filing certain charter documents with the relevant Secretary of State or equivalent and complying with certain other ongoing obligations. The relationships and legal rights of shareholders, limited partners, or members are governed partly by the charter documents and partly by the law of the jurisdiction where the entity is organized.
Before continuing to read this book, stop, place this volume back on the shelf
and take a moment to look through the pages of an illustrated atlas of the
world. At least half of this atlas will probably be given over to illustrating one
of the dominant political ordering principles around which our world continues
to be constructed and conceived—the nation-state. If your atlas is
similar to ours, however, you will also notice that nation-states are not only
represented and recognized according to their territorial shape and oYcial
In this valuable book, The State of the People, the authors ask a pertinent question - did the transition to democracy improve the state of the South African people? It is the sheer scale of the transition in South Africa that provides a unique opportunity to investigate processes of transition and it was decided that a longitudinal and multi-disciplinary study be launched to register the changes in political opinion, attitude and behaviour of South Africans during the period 1994 to 2000.
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Containing States of
Wilfred Bion's insights into the analytic process have had a profound influence on how psychoanalysts and psychotherapists understand emotional change and pathological mental states. One of his most influential ideas concerns the notion that we need the minds of others to develop our own emotional and cognitive capacities. In Containing States of Mind, Duncan Cartwright explores and develops some of the implications that Bion's container model has for clinical practice.
The security environment in the Middle East has become increasingly complicated during the past decade. This report identifies several important trends that are shaping regional security and identifies their implications for the United States. Many traditional security concerns, such as energy security and the proliferation of weapons
The information state of an agent is changed when a text (in natural language) is processed. The meaning of a text can be taken to be this information state change potential. The inference of a consequence make explicit something already implicit in the premises - - i.e. that no information state change occurs if the (assumed) consequence text is processed after the (given) premise texts have been processed. Elementary logic (i.e.
This paper explores how long-term energy forecasts are created and
why they are useful. It focuses on forecasts of energy use in the United States for the
year 2000 but considers only long-term predictions, i.e., those covering two or more
decades. The motivation is current interest in global warming forecasts, some of which
run beyond a century. The basic observation is that forecasters in the 1950–1980 period
underestimated the importance of unmodeled surprises
ABSTRACT This paper is a review of recent trends in United States expenditures on research and development (R&D). Real
expenditures by both the government and the private sector increased rapidly between the mid-1970s and the mid-1980s, and have
since leveled off. This is true of both overall expenditures and expenditures on basic research, as well as funding of academic research.
Preliminary estimates indicate that about $170 billion was spent on R&D in the United States in 1995, with ≈60% of that funding
coming from the private sector and about 35% from the federal government.
This is the third edition of a physical chemistry textbook designed for a two-semester
undergraduate physical chemistry course. The physical chemistry course is often the
ﬁrst opportunity that a student has to synthesize descriptive, theoretical, and mathe-
matical knowledge about chemistry into a coherent whole. To facilitate this synthe-
sis, the book is constructed about the idea of deﬁning a system, studying the states
in which it might be found, and analyzing the processes by which it can change
CHAPTER 65 AIR POLLUTION-CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES
C. A. Miller
United States Environmental Protection Agency Research Triangle Park, North Carolina
SULFUR DIOXIDE CONTROL 65.1.1 Control Technologies 65.1.2 Alternative Control Strategies 65.1.3 Residue Disposal and Utilization 65.1.4 Costs of Control
2012 20 1 3 2015 2015 2015
VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS AND ORGANIC HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS 2022 65.5.1 Conventional Control Technologies 2023 65.5.