Scientists predict the earth is facing 40-to-60 years of climate change, even if emissions of carbon dioxide and other global warming gases stopped today. One inevitable consequence of the greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere will be an increase in the frequency and severity of natural disaster events. Global Warming, Natural Hazards, and Emergency Management documents the imperative need for communities to prepare for the coming effects of climate change and provides a series of in-depth, road-tested recommendations on how to reduce risks for communities and businesses.
The strong recovery in net private capital flows to emerging markets that began in 2003 has continued this year. Although a moderation in the pace of flows is anticipated in the next several quarters, the overall level envisaged for 2006 remains relatively elevated. Downside risks have increased, however, in the face of rising concerns and unease about a potentially less hospitable global economic environment going forward.
Emergency Planning is a critical component of every facility’s mission to provide a safe
environment for its residents, staff, patrons and visitors. The key to successful emergency
response lies in the details of preparedness. Generic (one-size fits all) guidelines for emergency
response are insufficient. Our safety in an emergency depends on the careful, detailed planning
and training that goes on well before an emergency occurs and that is specific to each facility.
This guide is intended to establish authoritative guidance on the application of
GIS in civil protection, to assist users in the specification, acquisition and
maintenance of a GIS and to stimulate debate in the user community about
the future development and application of GIS and related technologies.
The primary audience is anticipated to be staff in Category One responders
identified in the Civil Contingencies Act 2004, most notably in Local Authority
Emergency Planning Units.
This guide is intended to help you recognize, react appropriately to and resolve a data emergency. It is not a technical support manual for the installation, configuration and upgrading of data storage devices and platforms, nor is it a how- to manual for data backup procedures.
Last spring, I released The Emerging Digital Economy, the Department of Commerce’s first report
measuring the development of electronic commerce. I wrote then that the report aimed to provide us
with a clearer understanding of the "promise" of electronic commerce – "a future with more
opportunity and prosperity" for all Americans
The emerging scientific and policy challenges of nanotech- nology are examined from an environmental perspective. Na- notechnology will bring env- ironmental benefi ts but it is vital that we adopt appro- priate assessment and legis- lative processes to address the unique challenges presented by nanomaterials and their life cycles.
Housing finance markets have been changing dramatically in both emerging and developed economies. On the one hand, housing finance markets are expanding and represent a powerful engine for economic growth in many emerging economies. However, the unfolding sub-prime mortgage crisis highlights the risks and potential .
Cardiovascular emergencies account for at least 30% of all medical emergencies. The impact of cardiovascular disease is felt in every hospital and every community. Whether you are drawn to critical care practice or not, you are bound to be confronted by acute cardiac events. Responding appropriately to cardiac emergencies requires a basic familiarity with cardiac anatomy and physiology, the ability to mobilize an advanced life support team, and the skills to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)....
The idea when we started was to collect the core Emergency Medicine
information and present it in an abbreviated, succinct manner, useful to
housestaff and medical students. As we progressed it became obvious that
the very breadth of the specialty prevented any one person from accomplishing
this task. It also became obvious that our specialty had advanced past the
point where succinctness was possible. We peeled, boiled and pared, and
came up with this. We hope you find it useful.
In this second edition of Veterinary Emergency Medicine Secrets we have updated the chapters
from the first edition and added some new chapters based on new interests and involvement
of emergency veterinarians. This question-and-answer format continues to be a useful means of
offering information about veterinary emergency medicine. The stimuli for new questions and
answers have come from readers of the first edition, students in the arena of emergency and critical
care medicine, veterinary nurses and technicians, and chapter authors.
Stabilization Programs, Monetary Policy and Exchange Rate Movements in Emerging Markets Economies I use a unique data set consisting of observations on more than 300,000
metropolitan SAT takers from the 1994 cohort, matched to the high schools that students
attended. The size of this sample permits accurate estimation of both peer quality and
average performance for the great majority of high schools in each of 177 metropolitan
housing markets. I find no evidence that the association between peer group and student
performance is stronger in high-choice than in low-choice markets....
The book on emerging informatics brings together the new concepts and applications that will help define and outline problem solving methods and features in designing business and human systems. It covers international aspects of information systems design in which many relevant technologies are introduced for the welfare of human and business systems.
Passing the emergency medicine written certiﬁcation examination is an impor-
tant milestone in the process of becoming a board certiﬁed emergency physi-
cian. The written exam, formerly called the Written Certiﬁcation Examination
and now referred to by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM)
as the “Qualifying Examination,” is used to identify candidates who are ready
to take the oral exam, the ﬁnal step in becoming board certiﬁed. The Qualifying
Examination measures core knowledge, and, to many who must take it, it is an
Vietnam is embarking on a path towards a knowledge-based economy in which the emergence of
knowledge clusters in Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta are playing a decisive role. As our paper
suggests, clustering appears to have a positive effect not only on the increase of knowledge output, but
also on the economic growth of these regions. Using a GIS-based mapping method, we can identify two
major knowledge clusters – Ho Chi Minh City and Can Tho City.
Media Piracy in Emerging Economies is the first independent, large-scale study of music, film and software piracy in emerging economies, with a focus on Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Bolivia. Based on three years of work by some thirty five researchers, Media Piracy in Emerging Economies tells two overarching stories: one tracing the explosive growth of piracy as digital technologies became cheap and ubiquitous around the world, and another following the growth of industry lobbies that have reshaped laws and law enforcement around copyright protection.
After the large-scale disasters that we have witnessed in the recent past, it has become apparent that complex and coordinated emergency management systems are required for efficient and effective relief efforts. Such management systems can only be developed by involving many scientists and practitioners from multiple fields.
Doctoral thesis summary of agriculture: Application of chlorophyll and ratio vegetation indexes to calculate nitrogen rates at 10 days before tassel emergence period for two hybrid maize varieties LVN99 and LVN14.