The Ramsar Convention defined the wise use of peatlands as “their sustainable
use for the benefit of mankind in a way compatible with the maintenance of the
natural properties of the ecosystem.” Land sustainability relates to definite periods
and land uses.
Dedication Preface Audience Organization Conventions Used in This Book How to Contact Us Acknowledgments 1. Python and XML 1.1 Key Advantages of XML 1.2 The XML Specifications 1.3 The Power of Python and XML 1.4 What Can We Do with It? 2. XML Fundamentals 2.1 XML Structure in a Nutshell 2.2 Document Types and Schemas 2.3 Types of Conformance 2.4 Physical Structures 2.5 Constructing
Ruby is an absolutely pure object-oriented scripting language written in C and designed with Perl and Python capabilities in mind. While its roots are in Japan, Ruby is slowly but surely gaining ground in the US. The goal of Yukihiro Matsumoto, creator of Ruby and author of this book, is to incorporate the strengths of languages like Perl, Python, Lisp and Smalltalk. Ruby is a genuine attempt to combine the best of everything in the scripting world.
Part of a series examining the technology competition between security organizations and terrorist organizations, this report focuses on understanding how terrorist groups make technology choices and consequently how the United States can discourage their adoption of advanced conventional weapons
This software configuration guide provides instructions for using the Cisco command-line interface (CLI) to configure features of the following Cisco 1800 series integrated services fixed-configuration routers: •Cisco 1801, Cisco 1802, and Cisco 1803 DSL Access Routers •Cisco 1811 and Cisco 1812 Ethernet Access Routers
This preface describes the intended audience, the organization of this guide, and the text and command conventions used throughout the guide. The preface includes the following topics:...
The documentation is designed to provide support for the complete spectrum of
participants. The print and online versions are organized to allow you to quickly
locate the information that you need. The online documentation is provided in HTML
and Adobe Acrobat formats.
You can also access release notes, product support information, and several
developer resources from the Help menu.
The rest of this section describes the conventions used in the documentation and the
contents of the HomeSite documentation set....
- No unique concept
- Conventional concept: Economics is a social science that studies the allocation of scare resources to competing uses in order to maximize the benefit of individuals, organizations and economy.
- A different perspective: Economics as a science studying markets (James Buchanan).
Mathematics in Action: An Introduction to Algebraic, Graphical, and Numerical Problem
Solving, Fourth Edition, is intended to help college mathematics students gain mathematical
literacy in the real world and simultaneously help them build a solid foundation for future
study in mathematics and other disciplines.
Chapter 1. Introduction Table of Contents Scope of Document Organization of This Document Conventions Used in This Document The Domain Name System (DNS) DNS Fundamentals Domains and Domain Names Zones Authoritative Name Servers Caching Name Servers Name Servers in Multiple Roles The Internet Domain Name System (DNS) consists of the syntax to specify the names of entities in the Internet in a hierarchical manner, the rules used for delegating authority over names, and the system implementation that actually maps names to Internet addresses.
The overlap between regulations on germ-line genetic
intervention and reproductive cloning is reﬂ ected
in Opinion 54 of The French National Consultative
Ethics Committee in 199717
where it cited Art.16-4 of
the civil code, which prohibits genetic modiﬁ cation of
descendants as an implicit ban on reproductive cloning.
Another example is the Law on Healthcare in Georgia18
which states ‘Human cloning through the use of genetic
engineering methods shall be prohibited’.
A-priori market segmentation designates groups of customers who are similar in terms
of segmentation variable(s) that are known or believed in advance to be related to con-
sumption of a company’s product, for example, demographics, purchase volume or
geographic area. Segmentation variables are selected before analysis begins.
Currently there is uncertainty about the degree of difference in nutrient composition
between conventionally and organically produced foodstuffs. Organic foodstuffs are those
that are produced according to specified standards which, among other things, control the
use of chemicals and medicines in crop and animal production, and emphasise protection
of the environment. Recently published non-systematic reviews comparing nutrient
composition of organically and conventionally produced foods have come to contrasting
Introduction Table of Contents Scope of Document Organization of This Document Conventions Used in This Document The Domain Name System (DNS) DNS Fundamentals Domains and Domain Names Zones Authoritative Name Servers Caching Name Servers Name Servers in Multiple Roles The Internet Domain Name System (DNS) consists of the syntax to specify the names of entities in the Internet in a hierarchical manner, the rules used for delegating authority over names, and the system implementation that actually maps names to Internet addresses.
Investments are deemed to be held for trading.
Investments are recorded at their fair value with the
change between this amount and average cost being
recorded as unrealized appreciation (depreciation) in
value of investments in the Statement of Operations.
Securities listed on a recognized public securities
exchange in North America are valued for financial
statement purposes at their bid prices for long
positions and ask prices for short positions.
We used t-tests with robust standard errors (to account for clustering caused by multiple
nutrient comparisons within studies) to test the null hypothesis of no evidence of a
difference between organically and conventionally produced food in content of nutrients
and other substances. P-values were calculated to determine the significance of observed
differences; p-values of less than 0.05 were used as a basis for evidence of significant
differences between organically and conventionally produced foodstuffs.
The treaty, called the Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants, is a
major achievement. It starts by immediately targeting 12 particularly toxic POPs for reduc-
tion and eventual elimination. More importantly, it sets up a system for tackling additional
chemicals identified as unacceptably hazardous. It recognizes that a special effort may
sometimes be needed to phase out certain chemicals for certain uses and seeks to ensure that
this effort is made. It also channels resources into cleaning up the existing stockpiles and
dumps of POPs that litter the world’s landscape.
A detailed account of the field history, farm
maps, crop rotations, and a comprehensive plan
of operation for following organic protocols
need to be incorporated into the plan. All fields,
greenhouses, storage areas, warehouses, and
processing facilities used in organic production
must be discussed in the OSP. Growers with split
operations (organic and conventional production
on the same farm) need to include information on
how they plan to prevent commingling of the two
A greater focus of this article, however, is on the institutional challenges presented by,
and the efficiency of, effluent taxes. Depending on the type of system imposed, taxes do not
guarantee more efficient outcomes than more standard forms of regulation. And, leaving politics
aside, it can be institutionally demanding to put in place a system of effluent fees guaranteed to
produce markedly better outcomes than more conventional systems of regulation. But, despite
these difficulties, there remains a strong set of arguments for the use of taxes to control water
Under certain conditions, lichen floristic and community analyses can be used in conjunction with
measured levels of ambient or depositional pollutants accumulated by lichens to detect effects of changing
air quality on vegetation. This information can demonstrate whether air pollutants cause undesirable
changes in species composition or presence/absence of lichen species within terrestrial plant communities.
It is important that any alternative hypotheses (e.g.