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- Edward Elgar Publishing 2009; US$ 40.00
Explores the relationship between thermodynamics (physical work) and economics. This book explains the relationship between technological progress, thermodynamic efficiency and economic growth, findings of which conclude with a fundamental explanation of endogenous growth that is both quantifiable and consistent with the laws of thermodynamics. more...
- SAGE Publications 2000; US$ 29.95
The Management of Safety reviews the main theories underlying safety management and their application to developing safe behaviour, and provides an introduction to the new behaviour-based approach to safety management and quality improvement. Throughout the text, useful examples and illustrations are included to show the need for this new approach.... more...
- Floris Books 2014; US$ 14.57
For many of us, work is a source of anxiety rather than joy, and our workplace routine has become a strain on our lives. This unique book explores whether it's possible to develop a world of work which is, in fact, joyful, fulfilling and good for our health. Insightful and practical, Hearing our Calling traces the history of work, challenging current... more...
- Brookings Institution with the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University 2014; US$ 45.00
The ups and downs in housing markets over the past two decades are without precedent, and the costs?financial, psychological, and social?have been enormous. Yet Americans overwhelmingly still aspire to homeownership, and many still view access to homeownership as an important ingredient for building wealth among historically disadvantaged groups.... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 71.95
This collection shows how policy discourses in the fields of national and international developments are constructed and operate and how they can be analysed. Dominant discourses screen out certain aspects: they frame' issues to include some matters and typically exclude important others. More generally, different policy discourses construct the world... more...
- Jane Curry Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99
The Australian Ageing Generation Handbook is the only of its kind in Australia. With great improvements in the world of modern medicine, senior Australians are enjoying their quality of life for a much longer time. With the ageing population of Australia increasing every year, many children are struggling to cope with the responsibility of care... more...
- Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99
The Politics of Joint University and Community Housing Development: Cambridge, Boston, and Beyond discusses the process of university and community participation in cooperative housing development. Its lessons inform academic and policy understandings about the creation of new community housing by a range of urban institutions and civic groups.... more...
- Temple University Press 2014; US$ 59.50
In The War on Slums in the Southwest , Robert Fairbanks provides compelling and probing case studies of economic problems and public housing plights in Albuquerque, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix and San Antonio. He provides brief histories of each city--all of which expanded dynamically between 1935 and 1965--and how they responded to slums under... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 80.00
This is the first book to address future informal settlements at the global scale. It argues that to foster favourable conditions for the sustainable evolution of future informal cities, planners must consider the same issues that are paramount in formal urban developments, such as provision of: balanced land uses energy efficiency and mobility... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99
In recent years, the term 'transparency' has emerged as one of the most popular and keenly-touted concepts around. In the economic-political debate, the principle of transparency is often advocated as a prerequisite for accountability, legitimacy, policy efficiency, and good governance, as well as a universal remedy against corruption, corporate... more...