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Slowdown

Author : Danny Dorling
ISBN : 9780300252408
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 60.20 MB
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The end of our high-growth world was underway well before COVID-19 arrived. In this powerful and timely argument, Danny Dorling demonstrates the benefits of a larger, ongoing societal slowdown Drawing from an incredibly rich trove of global data, this groundbreaking book reveals that human progress has been slowing down since the early 1970s. Danny Dorling uses compelling visualizations to illustrate how fertility rates, growth in GDP per person, and even the frequency of new social movements have all steadily declined over the last few generations. Perhaps most surprising of all is the fact that even as new technologies frequently reshape our everyday lives and are widely believed to be propelling our civilization into new and uncharted waters, the rate of technological progress is also rapidly dropping. Rather than lament this turn of events, Dorling embraces it as a moment of promise and a move toward stability, and he notes that many of the older great strides in progress that have defined recent history also brought with them widespread warfare, divided societies, and massive inequality.
Category: Business & Economics

Coastal Sediments 2019 Proceedings Of The 9th International Conference

Author : Rosati Julie D
ISBN : 9789811204494
Genre : Technology & Engineering
File Size : 82.47 MB
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This Proceedings contains over 260 papers on cutting-edge research presented at the 9th International Conference on Coastal Sediments 2019 (CS19), held in Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida, USA from May 27-31, 2019. This technical specialty conference is devoted to promoting an interdisciplinary exchange of state-of-the-art knowledge among researchers in the fields of coastal engineering, geology, oceanography, and related disciplines.With the theme of 'Advancing Science & Engineering for Resilient Coastal Systems', this Proceedings covers a wide range of research topics on coastal sediment processes from nearshore sediment transport and modelling to beach processes, shore protection, and coastal management.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Sustainable Tourism Development

Author : Anukrati Sharma
ISBN : 9780429674778
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 61.3 MB
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Exploring the importance of destination branding and destination marketing as well as their implications on sustainability in tourism, this book approaches the topic through the lens of destination image, taking into account the large influence of appearance on tourist attraction. With consideration to various stakeholders in sustainable tourism development, this book incorporates ideas for new techniques in destination branding and marketing in order to maximize economic impact. The book also discusses the rising influence of social media on tourists’ interest. Emphasizing sustainability in tourism development, the chapters address a number of important issues, such as post-disaster tourism marketing, culture and heritage tourism, eco-tourism, community-based nature tourism, community involvement in destination development, benchmarking for destination performance evaluation, sustainable food practices in tourism, and more. Each chapter of this book incorporates a quantifiable trend in tourism development, including various paradigms and studies that relay different statistics about certain areas of tourism. The book makes use of case studies for specific destinations and integrates strategies, evidence, and analyses to offer a holistic understanding of the myriad factors involved in sustainable tourism development.
Category: Business & Economics

Adventure Tourism

Author : David Huddart
ISBN : 9783030186234
Genre : Science
File Size : 83.94 MB
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This textbook presents a comprehensive overview of the environmental impacts of various types of adventure tourism and how these can be best managed. This volume follows on from the authors previous textbook – ‘Outdoor Recreation: Environmental Impacts and Management’ and continues the aim of developing a deeper understanding of how tourist numbers impact the environment and to provide practical solutions to these problems. Combining their own first-hand experience and research with extensive literature review the authors' present several popular adventure tourism destinations from across the globe, including the Arctic, the Himalayas, Africa, Australia and Scotland as case studies. Chapters cover the particular challenges faced by each region: including impacts on animals and birds; the spread of invasive plant species and diseases; trail impacts on vegetation; impacts on geological, historical and archaeological sites and pollution and waste issues. A discussion and evaluation of the possible management actions for minimising these impacts and how outdoor recreation tourists can be regulated concludes each chapter. This practical and engaging textbook will be invaluable to students and scholars of adventure tourism and outdoor recreation as well as practitioners and managers working in the field.
Category: Science

The Green Index

Author : J. Edward Milner
ISBN : UOM:39015037857813
Genre : Political Science
File Size : 42.90 MB
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This is a comprehensive list of environmental and associated organizations and contacts in Britain and Ireland. Each entry includes the name, address, category, aims and publications of organizations on a local, regional and national level, and in the commercial, institutional and voluntary sectors.
Category: Political Science

A Z Of Bird Portraits

Author : Andrew Forkner
ISBN : 1782218173
Genre : Art
File Size : 90.8 MB
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Andrew Forkner's book provides you with all you need to paint a range of birds in acrylics; taking in birds of prey, songbirds and waterbirds from all over the world. It contains information on the materials and preparation you will need to capture the delicacy and majesty of the subjects. * Twenty-six striking and characterful bird species * Clear and easy-to-follow step by step projects * Includes guidance on composition, reference and important bird features
Category: Art

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
ISBN : STANFORD:36105117839311
Genre : Bibliography, National
File Size : 40.14 MB
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Category: Bibliography, National