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  • The Roots of Catastropheby Rolando V. Garcia; Pierre Spitz

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Drought and Man: The 1972 Case History, Volume 3: The Roots of Catastrophe is a two-part book that focuses on the structure roots of catastrophe, as well as case studies in this field. The book begins with an explanation of drought, agricultural production, self-provisioning, food insecurity, and social disjunctions. The case studies presented focus... more...

  • Housingby Oktay Ural; Robert Krapfenbauer

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 93.95

    Housing: The Impact of Economy and Technology contains the proceedings of the International Congress on Housing: The Impact of Economy and Technology, held in Vienna, Austria on November 15-18, 1981. This book includes many outstanding manuscripts prepared by competent, dedicated individuals. This text covers a wide range of problems associated with... more...

  • Models for Public Systems Analysisby Edward J. Beltrami; J. William Schmidt

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Models for Public Systems Analysis considers the mathematical model formulation to improve the delivery of urban service systems, such as sanitation, fire, police, and ambulances. This book is composed of five chapters that demonstrate the translation of significant societal problems into a mathematical framework, as well as the advantages and limitations... more...

  • Natural Hazards and Public Choiceby James D Wright; Eleanor Weber-Burdin; Peter H. Rossi; Peter H. Rossi

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Natural Hazards and Public Choice: The State and Local Politics of Hazard Mitigation presents a research project that emerged from a concern for estimating the balance of support versus opposition to prospective social policies that aim to reduce the risks of damage or injuries from major natural hazard events via the regulation of land use and establishment... more...

  • Rocket Fuelby Gino Wickman; Mark C. Winters

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2015; US$ 19.95

    Gino Wickman ?s passion is helping people get what they want from their businesses. To fulfill that passion, Wickman created the Entrepreneurial Operating System® (EOS), a holistic system that, when implemented in an organization, helps leaders run better businesses, get better control, have better life balance, and gain more traction—with the entire... more...

  • Revolution in a Bottleby Tom Szaky; Paul Hawken

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00

    ?TerraCycle is doing more than selling good green products; it is changing how manufacturers, retailers, and consumers treat their waste. Read this book. I?m glad I did.? ?Ben Cohen, cofounder, Ben & Jerry?s Ice Cream more...

  • Handbook for Evaluating Infrastructure Regulatory Systemsby Ashley C. Brown

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 29.99

    More than 200 new infrastructure regulators have been created around the world in the last 15 years. They were established to encourage clear and sustainable long-term economic and legal commitments by governments and investors to encourage new investment to benefit existing and new customers. There is now considerable evidence that both investors... more...

  • Managing the Politics of Reformby J. Edgardo Campos

    World Bank Publications 2005; US$ 9.99

    Over the past 30 years there has been considerable research on the political economy of reform. Yet despite this, little is known about strategies for managing the politics of change—moving from a bad to a better equilibrium. Part of the challenge of studying this issue stems from the difficulty of obtaining detailed, so-called “blow-by-blow”... more...

  • Regulatory Governance in Infrastructure Industriesby Paulo Correa

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 9.99

    This paper assesses and measures regulatory governance in 21 infrastructure regulators in Brazil. Regulatory Governance is decomposed into four main attributes: autonomy; decision-rules; means and tools; and accountability. A ranking is proposed and the main areas for improvement identified. A comparison of the proposed regulatory governance index... more...

  • Infrastructure in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Marianne Fay

    World Bank Publications 2006; US$ 14.99

    This book reviews Latin America's experience with infrastructure reform over the last fifteen years. It argues that the region's infrastructure has suffered from public retrenchment and unrealistic expectations about private involvement. Poor infrastructure now hampers productivity, growth, and poverty reduction. Addressing this requires more... more...