Author: Peter F Smith
Revised to incorporate and reflect changes and advances since it was first published the new edition of Architecture in a Climate of Change provides the latest basic principals of sustainability and the future of sustainable technology. Including new material on wind generation, domestic water conservation, solar thermal electricity as well as international case studies Architecture in a Climate of Change encourages readers to consider new approaches to building making minimum demand on fossil based energy.
A Guide to Sustainable Design
Author: Peter Frederick Smith
"Including new material on wind generation, domestic water conservation, solar thermal electricity as well as international case studies, [the book] encourages readers to consider new approaches to building, making minimum demand on fossil based energy." - Back cover.
Author: Peter Smith
Focusing on the recently introduced compulsory course element on sustainability in architecture, the book outlines all of the arguments and provides a comprehensive source of information. The author's insider knowledge of the curriculum structure provides you with an invaluable companion to the new section of the course work. An outline seminar is included allowing the student to relate the theories of sustainability to the practice of study. The professional will also benefit from its focus on the practical translation of sustainable theory. He calls for changes in the way we build. For change to be widely accepted there have to be convincing reasons why long established practices should be replaced. In the first part of the book he sets out those reasons by arguing that there is convincing evidence that climate changes now under way are primarily due to human activity in releasing carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Buildings are particularly implicated in this process and so it is appropriate that the design and construction process should be a prime target in the war against catastrophic climate change. The book is designed to promote a creative partnership between the professions to produce buildings which achieve optimum conditions for their inhabitants whilst making minimum demands on fossil based energy. Peter Smith has written extensively on the subject and is well known in the field. He is responsible for introducing the compulsory sustainable element of the course in the UK. He is Chairman of the RIBA Environment and Energy Committee, the RIBA Sustainable Features Committee and Vice Chairman of the Sustainable Development Committee.
Author: Percy E. Burrup,Vern Brimley,Rulon R. Garfield
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
In 1994, Congress passed the Improving America's Schools Act. Thereafter came the AMERICA 2000 and GOALS 2000 plans, and the President's ten point proposal, "A Call to Action," recommending costly national tests, And now we are witness to school vouchers, a burgeoning number of charter schools, and the privatization of school districts. The common link among these educational policies, recommendations and changes is finance. This book explores the all-important subject of educational finance through scrutiny of both the past and present. This comprehensive book examines school finance, encompassing the historical, economic, and legal perspectives. An excellent reference guide, the book is written simultaneously in both a scholarly and reader-friendly manner. Other topics covered include lotteries, choice, vouchers, risk-management, business issues for principals, and the equity issue as it relates to the individual school. Educational administrators, teachers, school board members, legislators, and business administrators.
Author: Martha Shulski,Gerd Wendler
Publisher: University of Alaska Press
Examines the climate of Alaska and its diversity through narrative and maps, tables, and charts. Focuses on climatological features such as temperature, humidity, precipitation, and atmospheric pressure.
Author: Vern R. Brimley, Jr.,Deborah A. Verstegen,Rulon R. Garfield
Publisher: Pearson College Division
ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that youselect the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition,you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- For educational administration and leadership students taking school finance courses. A popular, user-friendly school finance text that is both current and comprehensive. The newly revised eleventh edition of this classic school finance text retains its practical tone and superior presentation while adding the most up-to-date information and material regarding education finance. Providing readers with a firm knowledge of all facets of financing education — along with a number of helpful pedagogical tools such as clear tables and end-of-chapter assignment projects — this new edition adds information on hot button topics including the economics of education, recent and relevant court decisions, and the ongoing debate about school vouchers, tax credits, and charter schools.
Precautionary Principles, Catastrophes, and Climate Change
Author: Lauren Hartzell-Nichols
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Political Science
We are living in a climate of risk. Our way of life imposes risks on ourselves and others. We are causing climatic changes that have the potential to change radically the conditions under which both we – the present generation – and future generations will live. While we are now quite certain that climate change is happening, we are unsure of exactly what will happen and when, given different emissions and policy scenarios. We are therefore in a position where we must decide what to do about the risks climate change threatens in the face of a range of uncertainties In this book, Lauren Hartzell-Nichols provides guidance in the face of this uncertainty by offering an in-depth discussion of how and why we ought to take a precautionary approach to climate policy, namely by appeal to a Catastrophic Precautionary Principle and Catastrophic Precautionary Decision-Making Framework. By examining the way in which climate change is harmful, Hartzell-Nichols shows how precaution does have a meaningful role to play in moving climate policy forward if we reconsider what precaution is about before too quickly appealing to precaution as a reason or justification for action. A Climate of Risk takes a philosophically grounded, interdisciplinary approach that will appeal to a broad scholarly and policy-oriented audience. Hartzell-Nichols’s reinterpretation of the precautionary principle enables precaution to be more effectively leveraged as a driver of action on climate change.
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Author: Vern Brimley,Rulon R. Garfield
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
This classic school finance text is both scholarly and engaging, appealing to a diverse audience of students, educational leaders, parents, and legislators. School finance is an ever-changing topic and this text, now in its Ninth Edition, continues to cover all current trends to provide readers with a firm grounding in educational finance issues that administrators at all levels need to know. It serves as an excellent reference for both practitioners and the academics. Hallmark Features: Provides professors and students with a broad overview of school finance in a clear, comprehensive, readable manner. Covers equity for students as well as taxpayers in order to provide a complete perspective for readers. Recognizes the importance of identifying future patterns of school finance in the 21st Century. Covers issues such as lotteries, vouchers, school choice, lack of facilities and contains updated tables, charts, and coverage of the most recent court cases influencing state finance and church/state matters, keeping the text on the cutting-edge. To learn more about WHAT'S NEW TO THIS EDITION, see the inside front cover! Students, study smarter-- not harder-- with these grade-boosting supplements from Allyn & Bacon! Instructors, give your students the extraordinary benefits of these study aids by ordering them packaged with this Allyn & Bacon text. Contact your Allyn & Bacon representative for ordering information. Research Navigator(TM) "Research Navigator(TM) " can be your best friend when you're facing a large research project. Especially helpful with the toughest challenge-- getting started-- "Research Navigator(TM) " offers a comprehensive, step-by-step walk-through of the research process, along with access to some of the most respected source databases available. Access to "Research Navigator(TM) "-- a $15 value-- is FREE when packaged with a new Allyn & Bacon textbook! If your text did not come packaged with "Research Navigator(TM)," look for it in your bookstore or visit http: //www.ablongman.com/researchnavigator today to purchase immediate access.
Creating the Right Organization Climate for High Performance
Author: Roderic Gray
Category: Business & Economics
Could your organization be a better place to work? What effect would that have on the quality and quantity of what gets done? This book examines the concept of organizational climate ('what it feels like to work here') in a readable and accessible way without sacrificing academic rigour. Using case studies to illustrate the causes and consequences of various climate factors, it makes practical suggestions for how improvements can be made - to everyone's benefit. Building on current research, this book shows how perceptions of climate arise, the effects they can have on performance, and how managers can influence these perceptions and apply their understanding to improve their own and their people's effectiveness.
Author: F. Sirocko,M. Claussen,T. Litt,M.F. Sanchez-Goni
Historically, climate fluctuations, such as the Little Ice Age, show that interglacial climate chage in not entirely stable, but responds to even subtle changes in radiative forcing. Through research, it has been made clear that even an abrupt change of climate within years is not just a theoretical possibility but has in fact happened in the prehistoric past. It is therefore clear that in principal it could happen again. Human civilaization has exploded under the mild and relatively stable climatic conditions that have prevailed over the last 11,000 years. This book focuses on revisiting the past and to study climate and environment in a suite of experiments where boundary conditions are similar but not identical to today so we can learn about the climate-environment system, its sensitivity, thresholds and feedback. The palaeoclimate community holds an important key to scientific information on climate change that provides a basis for appropriate adaptation and mitigation strategies. The authors of this book have taken up this challenge and summarize their results in this special volume. It presents state-of-the-art science on new reconstructions from all spheres of the Earth System and on their synthesis, on methodological advances, and on the current ability of numerical models to simulate low and high frequency changes of climate, environment, and chemical cycling related to interglacials. * Summarizes important information on climate change, providing a basis for appropriate adaptation and mitigation strategies for human civilization * Reports on new reconstuctions on methodological advances, numerical models simulating low and high frequence changes, and chemical cycling related to interglacials * Incorporates palaeovegetaion and numerical modeling of climate and environmental and geochemical parameters to address regional feedback to global change with successful data-models
Communicating Climate Change and Facilitating Social Change
Author: Susanne C. Moser,Lisa Dilling
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The need for effective communication, public outreach and education to increase support for policy, collective action and behaviour change is ever present, and is perhaps most pressing in the context of anthropogenic climate change. This book is the first to take a comprehensive look at communication and social change specifically targeted to climate change. It is a unique collection of ideas examining the challenges associated with communicating climate change in order to facilitate societal response. It offers well-founded, practical suggestions on how to communicate climate change and how to approach related social change more effectively. The contributors of this book come from a diverse range of backgrounds, from government and academia to non-governmental and civic sectors of society. The book is accessibly written, and any specialized terminology is explained. It will be of great interest to academic researchers and professionals in climate change, environmental policy, science communication, psychology, sociology and geography.
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Making Sense of Media Reporting on Climate Change
Author: Maxwell T. Boykoff
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Political Science
The public rely upon media representations to help interpret and make sense of the many complexities relating to climate science and governance. Media representations of climate issues – from news to entertainment – are powerful and important links between people's everyday realities and experiences, and the ways in which they are discussed by scientists, policymakers and public actors. A dynamic mix of influences – from internal workings of mass media such as journalistic norms, to external political, economic, cultural and social factors – shape what becomes a climate 'story'. Providing a bridge between academic considerations and real world developments, this book helps students, academic researchers and interested members of the public make sense of media reporting on climate change as it explores 'who speaks for climate' and what effects this may have on the spectrum of possible responses to contemporary climate challenges.
Author: WJ Bouma,GI Pearman,MR Manning
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Consideration of climate change deals increasingly with impacts and responses, and therefore involves a wide range of technical issues and a diverse community of experts. One of the challenges faced is that of ensuring effective communication between these different areas of expertise. For example, climate change studies require new types of collaboration between carbon cycle modellers and economists, and between meteorologists and coastal geomorphologists. Furthermore, there is a need to distil balanced assessments ranging across many disciplines for the benefit of all policymakers.Greenhouse: Coping with Climate Change brings together the contributions of many experts to the climate change debate. This book is a landmark publication summarising our understanding of climate change issues as they affect Oceania. It contains review papers that report on the status of knowledge, methodologies and developments; and a selection of focused papers that expand on specific issues and present significant new developments of wide general interest and relevance to the region.
Author: David J. C. Shearman,Joseph Wayne Smith
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Category: Political Science
This provocative book presents compelling evidence that the fundamental problem behind environmental destruction—and climate change in particular—is the operation of liberal democracy.
Natural and Man-Induced Climatic Changes: A European Perspective
Author: H. Flohn,R. Fantechi
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Author: GI Pearman
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
It is important for the reader to understand clearly the objectives of these papers. They are not an attempt to provide accurate predictions of what is going to happen in Australia over the next few decades. Rather they represent sensitivity studies, designed to illustrate to what extent we as a nation are dependent on the climate and likely to be affected by climatic change, and attempts to develop the techniques for such sensitivity analyses. For this, the climate scenario (reproduced in the Appendix to this volume), was a key.
From the Past to the Future
Author: Piero Lionello
The Mediterranean region contains a diverse and interesting climate ranging from areas with permanent glaciers to areas of subtropical, semiarid regions. The region is potentially sensitive to climate change and its progress has environmental, social, and economic implications within and beyond the region. Produced by the Mediterranean Climate Variability and Predictability Research Networking Project, this book reviews the evolution of the Mediterranean climate over the past two millennia with projections further into the twenty-first century as well as examining in detail various aspects of the Mediterranean region's climate including evolution, atmospheric variables, and oceanic and land elements. Integrated with this, the book also considers the social and economic problems or vulnerabilities associated with the region. Written and reviewed by multiple researchers to ensure a high level of information presented clearly, Mediterranean Climate Variables will be an invaluable source of information for geologists, oceanographers, and anyone interested in learning more about the Mediterranean climate. Written by leading experts in the field Presents clear, compelling, and concise evidence Includes the latest thinking in Mediterranean climate research