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Ancient Futures 3rd Edition

Author : Helena Norberg-Hodge
ISBN : 9780692864241
Genre : Business & Economics
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A moving portrait of tradition and change in Ladakh, or "Little Tibet," Ancient Futures is also a scathing critique of the global economy and a rallying call for economic localization. When Helena Norberg-Hodge first visited Ladakh in 1975, she found a pristine environment, a self-reliant economy and a people who exhibited a remarkable joie de vivre. But then came a tidal wave of economic growth and development. Over the last four decades, this remote Himalayan land has been transformed by outside markets and Western notions of "progress." As a direct result, a whole range of problems--from polluted air and water to unemployment, religious conflict, eating disorders and youth suicide--have appeared for the first time. Yet this is far from a story of despair. Social and environmental breakdown, Norberg-Hodge argues, are neither inevitable nor evolutionary, but the products of political and economic decisions--and those decisions can be changed. In a new Preface, she presents a kaleidoscope of projects around the world that are pointing the way for both human and ecological well-being. These initiatives are the manifestation of a rapidly growing localization movement, which works to rebuild place-based cultures--strengthening community and our connection with nature. Ancient Futures challenges us to redefine what a healthy economy means, and to find ways to carry centuries-old wisdom into our future. The book and a related film by the same title have, between them, been translated into more than 40 languages.
Category: Business & Economics

Ancient Futures

Author : Helena Norberg-Hodge
ISBN : 0692530622
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A moving portrait of tradition and change in Ladakh, or Little Tibet, Ancient Futures is also a scathing critique of the global economy and a rallying call for economic localization. When Helena Norberg-Hodge first visited Ladakh in 1975, she found a pristine environment, a self-reliant economy and a people who exhibited a remarkable joie de vivre. But then came a tidal wave of economic growth and development. Over the last four decades, this remote Himalayan land has been transformed by outside markets and Western notions of progress. As a direct result, a whole range of problems from polluted air and water to unemployment, religious conflict, eating disorders and youth suicide have appeared for the first time. Yet this is far from a story of despair. Social and environmental breakdown, Norberg-Hodge argues, are neither inevitable nor evolutionary, but the products of political and economic decisions and those decisions can be changed. In a new Preface, she presents a kaleidoscope of projects around the world that are pointing the way for both human and ecological well-being. These initiatives are the manifestation of a rapidly growing localization movement, which works to rebuild place-based cultures strengthening community and our connection with nature. Ancient Futures challenges us to redefine what a healthy economy means, and to find ways to carry centuries-old wisdom into our future. The book and a related film by the same title have, between them, been translated into more than 40 languages."
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Dreaming The Future

Author : Ken Ausubel
ISBN : 9781603584593
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In a collection of short, witty, poignant, even humorous essays, Ausubel tracks the big ideas, emerging trends, and game-changing developments of our time. He guides us through our watershed moment, showing how it's possible to emerge from a world where corporations are citizens, the gap between rich and poor is cavernous, and biodiversity and the climate are under assault and create a world where we take our cues from nature and focus on justice, equity, diversity, democracy, and peace.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Bright Futures For Pda

Author : American Academy of Pediatrics
ISBN : 1581102909
Genre : Medical
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Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents includes the most up to date information on health supervision guidelines combining the knowledge of both the Bright Futures Guidelines and the AAP guidelines for Health Supervision.New and revised material includes: * Ten key areas of child devlopment in a single, easy-to-use resource. Part I is organized into 10 themes common to all stages of child development, with special emphasis on 2 new significant areas, promotion mental health and maintaining health weight * One resource with the most up-to-date well-child supervision standards. Part II focuses on specific guidance for each of 31 age-based health care visits. Each visit enumerates five priorities for that visit, including sample questions, and discusssion points for both parent and child.* Updated AAP recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care PDA version also includes the following: * Visit priorities by age link directly to in-depth guidelines and strategies for anticipatory guidance * Powerful navigation tools help find information fast and link to related topics or create bookmarks for future reference * Easy-to-use interface customized for your device
Category: Medical

Bringing The Food Economy Home

Author : Helena Norberg-Hodge
ISBN : 1842772333
Genre : Agricultural industries
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If the many social, environmental and economic crises facing the planet are to be resolved, a good place to start is to rebuild local food economies. This title shows how a shift towards the local would protect and rebuild agricultural diversity, along with many other benefits.
Category: Agricultural industries

China S Geography

Author : Gregory Veeck
ISBN : 9780742567849
Genre : Social Science
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Despite China's obvious and growing importance on the world stage, it is often and easily misunderstood. Indeed, there are many Chinas, as this comprehensive survey of contemporary China vividly illustrates. Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition that offers the only sustained geography of the reform era, this book traces the changes occurring in this powerful and ancient nation across both time and space. Beginning with China's diverse landscapes and environments, and continuing through its formative history and tumultuous recent past, the authors present contemporary China as a product of both internal and external forces of past and present. They trace current and future successes and challenges while placing China in its international context as a massive, still-developing nation that must meet the needs of its 1.3 billion citizens while becoming a major regional and global player. Through clear prose and new, dynamic maps and photos, China's Geography illustrates and explains the great differences in economy and culture found throughout China's many regions.
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The Legal And Ethical Environment Of Business

Author : Gerald R. Ferrera
ISBN : 9781454897682
Genre : Law
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Focusing on ethics in every aspect of the business environment, The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Second Edition by Gerald R. Ferrera, Mystica M. Alexander, William P. Wiggins, Cheryl Kirschner and Jonathan Darrow, prepares students to work within current industry norms, practices, and legislation. Ethics coverage is integrated throughout the book and featured in nearly every chapter. Ethical theory is interwoven with practical applications using several novel pedagogical tools developed to promote focused, thoughtful inquiry and to highlight the interplay of ethics and law. The book also meets the needs of students who will be facing an increasingly international business environment. Integrated coverage of international issues goes beyond comparative law topics and includes substantial coverage of central topics in international business law, such as, bribery and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, key provisions of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods, and a comparison of the Uniform Commercial Code and the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Key Features: Excellent, pragmatic discussion of business organization implications and legal aspects of expanding a U.S. business internationally Crisp, thorough coverage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, with contextual material on corruption effects on society and business, as well as explanation of the law and examples Readable, concise explanation of financing international business transactions, including overview of international debtor-creditor issues, risks specific to international transactions and description of the Letter of Credit process
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Hunger And Shame

Author : Mary Theresa Howard
ISBN : 9780415916134
Genre : Medical
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In discussing the moral and practical dilemmas posed by the malnourished children in Mount Kilimanjaro, the authors explore the shame associated with child hunger in relation to social organization, colonial history and global economy.
Category: Medical

Action Research

Author : Jean McNiff
ISBN : 9781136283741
Genre : Education
File Size : 30.13 MB
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Since its first publication, Action Research: Principles and Practice has become a key text in its field. This new updated edition clearly describes and explains the practices of action research and its underlying values, and introduces important new ideas, including: all professionals should be reflective practitioners; they should produce their personal theories of practice to show how they are holding themselves accountable for their educational influences in learning; the stories they produce become a new people’s history of action research, with potential for influencing new futures. This new edition has expanded in scope, to contribute to diverse fields including professional development across the sectors and the disciplines. It considers the current field, including its problems as well as its considerable hopes and prospects for new thinking and practices. Now fully updated, this book contains: A wealth of case-study material New chapters on the educational significance of action research An overview of methodological and ethical discussion The book is a valuable addition to the literature on research methods in education and nursing and healthcare, and professional education, and contributes to contemporary debates about the generation and dissemination of knowledge and its potential influence for wider social and environmental contexts. Practitioners across the professions who are planning action research in their own work settings will find this book a helpful introduction to the subject while those studying on higher degree courses will find it an indispensable resource.
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Ancient Israel

Author : Hershel Shanks
ISBN : 1935335413
Genre : Jews
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Category: Jews