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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
The use of numbers to condense complex systems into easily digested 'bites' of information is very much in fashion. At one level they are intended to enhance transparency, accountability and local democracy, while at another they provide a means of enhancing performance. However, all indicators suffer from the same basic problem that, ironically, is... more...
- Earthscan 2003; US$ 43.95
' Measuring the sustainability of development is crucial to achieving it and is one of the most actively studied issues in the area. To date most studies of measurements or indicators have been largely theoretical. However this book a follow-on to Bell and Morse's highly influential Sustainability Indicators (1999) presents valuable practical... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 44.95
Praise for the first edition:'This book should be of interest to anyone interested in sustainable development, and especially sustainability indicators. Bell and Morse easily succeed in exposing the fundamental paradoxes of these concepts and, more importantly, they offer us a way forward. Readers ... will find their practical recommendations for those... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 57.95
Stakeholder or public participation has become something of a modern mantra employed in all sorts of contexts to give people a voice. There are many variants on this 'participation' but traditionally they all share a desire to maximise involvement and provide desired 'outputs' of a required quality as quickly and as cheaply as possible. Difference... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 48.95
'Measuring the sustainability of development is crucial to achieving it, and is one of the most actively studied issues in the area. To date, most studies of measurements or indicators have been largely theoretical. However, this book, a follow-on to Bell and Morse's highly influential Sustainability Indicators (1999), presents valuable practical advice... more...
- Springer Netherlands 2013; US$ 127.49
This book provides some practical advice on how to address problems of sustainability in developing nations, demonstrating the precepts of the ?sustainable livelihood approach? (SLA) by examining a two-year case study of a microfinance operation in Africa. more...
- Oxford University Press 1996; US$ 54.99
New epidemics such as AIDS and "mad cow" disease have dramatized the need to explore the factors underlying rapid viral evolution and emerging viruses. This comprehensive volume is the first to describe this multifaceted new field. It places viral evolution and emergence in a historical context, describes the interaction of viruses with hosts, and... more...
- Elsevier Science 2014; US$ 72.95
Practical Parallel Computing provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of high-performance parallel processing. This book discusses the development of parallel applications on a variety of equipment. Organized into three parts encompassing 12 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the technology trends that converge to favor... more...