21st Century Geography: A Reference Handbook


Author: Joseph P. Stoltman
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452266557
Category: Science
Page: 920
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Via approximately 80 entries or "mini-chapters," the SAGE 21st Century Reference Series volumes on geography will highlight the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in this field ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. The purpose is to provide undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that will serve their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but not so much jargon, detail, or density as a journal article or a research handbook chapter. Features & Benefits: Curricular-driven to provide students with initial footholds on topics of interest in writing research term papers, in preparing for GREs, in consulting to determine directions to take in pursuing a senior thesis, graduate degree, etc. Comprehensive to offer full coverage of major subthemes and subfields within the discipline of geography, including regional geography, physical geography, global change, human and cultural geography, economic geography and locational analysis, political geography, geospatial technology, cartography, spatial thinking, research methodology, geographical education, and more. Uniform in chapter structure to make it easy for students to locate key information, with a more-or-less common chapter format of Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References. Available in print and electronic formats to provide students with convenient, easy access.

21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook


Author: H. James Birx
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452266301
Category: Social Science
Page: 1144
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Request a free 30-day online trial at www.sagepub.com/freetrial Via 100 entries or "mini-chapters," 21st Century Anthropology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of anthropology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume set provides undergraduate majors with an authoritative reference source that serves their research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but in a clear, accessible style, devoid of jargon, unnecessary detail or density. Key Features- Emphasizes key curricular topics, making it useful for students researching for term papers, preparing for GREs, or considering topics for a senior thesis, graduate degree, or career.- Comprehensive, providing full coverage of key subthemes and subfields within the discipline, such as applied anthropology, archaeology and paleontology, sociocultural anthropology, evolution, linguistics, physical and biological anthropology, primate studies, and more.- Offers uniform chapter structure so students can easily locate key information, within these sections: Introduction, Theory, Methods, Applications, Comparison, Future Directions, Summary, Bibliography & Suggestions for Further Reading, and Cross References.- Available in print or electronically at SAGE Reference Online, providing students with convenient, easy access to its contents.

21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook


Author: Rhona C. Free
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412961424
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1000
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Interest in economics is at an all-time high. Among the challenges facing the nation is an economy with rapidly rising unemployment, failures of major businesses and industries, and continued dependence on oil with its wildly fluctuating price. Americans are debating the proper role of the government in company bailouts, the effectiveness of tax cuts versus increased government spending to stimulate the economy, and potential effects of deflation. Economists have dealt with such questions for generations, but they have taken on new meaning and significance. Tackling these questions and encompassing analysis of traditional economic theory and topics as well as those that economists have only more recently addressed, 21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook is intended to meet the needs of several types of readers. Undergraduate students preparing for exams will find summaries of theory and models in key areas of micro and macroeconomics. Readers interested in learning about economic analysis of an issue as well students embarking on research projects will find introductions to relevant theory and empirical evidence. And economists seeking to learn about extensions of analysis into new areas or about new approaches will benefit from chapters that introduce cutting-edge topics. To make the book accessible to undergraduate students, models have been presented only in graphical format (minimal calculus) and empirical evidence has been summarized in ways that do not require much background in statistics or econometrics. It is thereby hoped that chapters will provide both crucial information and inspiration in a non-threatening, highly readable format.

Energy Security Challenges for the 21st Century: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook
Author: Gal Luft,Anne Korin
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 027599998X
Category: Political Science
Page: 372
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The impact of energy on global security and economy is clear and profound, and this is why in recent years energy security has become a source of concern to most countries. However, energy security means different things to different countries based on their geographic location, their endowment of resources their strategic and economic conditions. In this book, Gal Luft and Anne Korin with the help of twenty leading experts provide an overview of the world's energy system and its vulnerabilities that underlay growing concern over energy security. It hosts a debate about the feasibility of resource conflicts and covers issues such as the threat of terrorism to the global energy system, maritime security, the role of multinationals and non-state actors in energy security, the pathways to energy security through diversification of sources and the development of alternative energy sources. It delves into the various approaches selected producers, consumers and transit states have toward energy security and examines the domestic and foreign policy tradeoffs required to ensure safe and affordable energy supply. The explains the various pathways to energy security and the tradeoffs among them and demonstrates how all these factors can be integrated in a larger foreign and domestic policy framework. It also explores the future of nuclear power, the complex relations between energy security and environmental concerns and the role for decentralized energy as a way to enhance energy security.

21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook


Author: J. Mitchell Miller
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412960193
Category: Social Science
Page: 915
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21st Century Criminology: A Reference Handbook provides straightforward and definitive overviews of 100 key topics comprising traditional criminology and its modern outgrowths. The individual chapters have been designed to serve as a "first-look" reference source for most criminological inquires. Both connected to the sociological origins of criminology (i.e., theory and research methods) and the justice systems' response to crime and related social problems, as well as coverage of major crime types, this two-volume set offers a comprehensive overview of the current state of criminology. From student term papers and masters theses to researchers commencing literature reviews, 21st Century Criminology is a ready source from which to quickly access authoritative knowledge on a range of key issues and topics central to contemporary criminology.

21st Century Management: A Reference Handbook


Author: Charles Wankel
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452265631
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 1136
View: 395

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The Handbook of 21st Century Management provides authoritative insight into the key issues for students in college or corporate courses with a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. This resource is useful in structuring exciting and meaningful papers and presentations and assists readers in deciding on management areas to take elective coursework in or to orient themselves towards for a career. Indeed, familiarity with many of the topics in this Handbook would be very useful in job interviews for positions in business.

21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook


Author: Stephen F. Davis,William Buskist
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452265704
Category: Psychology
Page: 1072
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Via 100 entries, 21st Century Psychology: A Reference Handbook highlights the most important topics, issues, questions, and debates any student obtaining a degree in the field of psychology ought to have mastered for effectiveness in the 21st century. This two-volume reference resource, available both in print and online, provides an authoritative source to serve students' research needs with more detailed information than encyclopedia entries but without the jargon, detail, or density found in a typical journal article or a research handbook chapter. Students will find chapters contained within these volumes useful as aids toward starting research for papers, presentations, or a senior thesis, assisting in deciding on areas for elective coursework or directions for graduate studies, or orienting themselves toward potential career directions in psychology.

21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook


Author: Clifton D. Bryant,Dennis L. Peck
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
ISBN: 9781412916080
Category: Social Science
Page: 1344
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21st Century Sociology: A Reference Handbook provides a concise forum through which the vast array of knowledge accumulated, particularly during the past three decades, can be organized into a single definitive resource. The two volumes of this Reference Handbook focus on the corpus of knowledge garnered in traditional areas of sociological inquiry, as well as document the general orientation of the newer and currently emerging areas of sociological inquiry.

Cyber Warfare: A Reference Handbook

A Reference Handbook
Author: Paul J. Springer
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610694449
Category: Political Science
Page: 340
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This timely handbook traces the development of cyber capabilities from their roots in information warfare and cryptology to their potential military application in combat. • Incorporates expertise from diverse viewpoints from the military, government agencies, industry, and academia • Provides an informative timeline of key events in the development of cyber warfare capabilities • Highlights the most prominent and effective cyber attacks in history as well as legal attempts to curb them

Literacy and Learning

A Reference Handbook
Author: Brett Elizabeth Blake,Robert William Blake
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576072738
Category: Education
Page: 267
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Discussing issues of literacy, the teaching of reading, literary education, and literary criticism, this handbook examines the meaning of literacy, its history, its advantages and consequences, and the role of literature.

The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Geography


Author: Dydia DeLyser,Steve Herbert,Stuart Aitken,Mike Crang,Linda McDowell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446206564
Category: Reference
Page: 448
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Exploring the dynamic growth, change, and complexity of qualitative research in human geography, The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Geography brings together leading scholars in the field to examine its history, assess the current state of the art, and project future directions. "In its comprehensive coverage, accessible text, and range of illustrative studies, past and present, the Handbook has established an impressive new standard in presenting qualitative methods to geographers." - David Ley, University of British Columbia Moving beyond textbook rehearsals of standard issues, the Handbook shows how empirical details of qualitative research can be linked to the broader social, theoretical, political, and policy concerns of qualitative geographers and the communities within which they work. The book is organized into three sections: Part I: Openings engages the history of qualitative geography, and details the ways that research, and the researcher's place within it, are conceptualized within broader academic, political, and social currents. Part II: Encounters and Collaborations describes the different strategies of inquiry that qualitative geographers use, and the tools and techniques that address the challenges that arise in the research process. Part III: Making Sense explores the issues and processes of interpretation, and the ways researchers communicate their results. Retrospective as well as prospective in its approach, this is geography's first peer-to-peer engagement with qualitative research detailing how to conceive, carry out and communicate qualitative research in the twenty-first century. Suitable for postgraduate students, academics, and practitioners alike, this is the methods resource for researchers in human geography.

A Source Book in Geography


Author: George Kish
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674822702
Category: Science
Page: 453
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This remarkable volume presents a panorama of geographical writings from Hesiod to Humboldt, from the beginnings of geographical thought in the Western world to the emergence of topical specialization. It includes a wealth of material from non-Western sources, particularly Moslem and Chinese, that has not been collected before. The selections are arranged chronologically, and contain geographical theory, descriptions of terrestrial phenomena by early observers, and excerpts from major voyages of discovery. Some are obvious classics: Socrates on the nature of the Earth, Ezekiel's description of the commerce of Tyre, Columbus' first glimpse of the West Indies, Buffon on the history of the Earth, and Kant's geographical lectures. Yet more commonly, Mr. Kish provides a sense of the discovery with such finds as the ambassador's report to the Caliph of Baghdad on the lands and customs of the Norsemen, the study of the Tartar Empire by John of Monte Corvino, Archbishop of Peking, and Jefferson's private memo to Alexander von Humboldt seeking information on the American West. Each section is highlighted by a brief but engagingly written introduction by the editor. Throughout, the unique cultural and professional perspective of George Kish is very much in evidence.

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Das ultimative Handbuch für Ein-, Um- und Aufsteiger
Author: Richard Nelson Bolles
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 3593507617
Category: Law
Page: 344
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"Die Bibel der Jobsuchenden" Die Zeit Richard Nelson Bolles zeigt in seinem Weltbestseller, welche Methoden der Jobsuche wirklich zum Erfolg führen, wie man im Jobinterview und in Gehaltsverhandlungen punktet und vieles mehr. Diese komplett überarbeitete Ausgabe wurde um wichtige Kapitel zum Umgang mit Social Media und Online-Bewerbungen ergänzt. Das Buch enthält zahlreiche Übungen und einen Anhang mit weiterführenden Adressen, Tipps und Informationen für Deutschland, Österreich und die Schweiz. "Dieses Buch ist und bleibt der ultimative Ratgeber für Wechselwillige in der Lebensmitte ebenso wie für Hochschulabsolventen und Berufseinsteiger. " New York Post

The New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography


Author: Dariusz Wójcik
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198755600
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 936
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The first fifteen years of the 21st century have thrown into sharp relief the challenges of growth, equity, stability, and sustainability facing the world economy. In addition, they have exposed the inadequacies of mainstream economics in providing answers to these challenges. This volume gathers over 50 leading scholars from around the world to offer a forward-looking perspective of economic geography to understanding the various building blocks, relationships, and trajectories in the world economy. The perspective is at the same time grounded in theory and in the experiences of particular places. Reviewing state-of-the-art of economic geography, setting agendas, and with illustrations and empirical evidence from all over the world, the book should be an essential reference for students, researchers, as well as strategists and policy makers. Building on the success of the first edition, this volume offers a radically revised, updated, and broader approach to economic geography. With the backdrop of the global financial crisis, finance is investigated in chapters on financial stability, financial innovation, global financial networks, the global map of savings and investments, and financialization. Environmental challenges are addressed in chapters on resource economies, vulnerability of regions to climate change, carbon markets, and energy transitions. Distribution and consumption feature alongside more established topics on the firm, innovation, and work. The handbook also captures the theoretical and conceptual innovations of the last fifteen years, including evolutionary economic geography and the global production networks approach. Addressing the dangers of inequality, instability, and environmental crisis head-on, the volume concludes with strategies for growth and new ways of envisioning the spatiality of economy for the future.

Primary Curriculum Design Handbook

Preparing our Children for the 21st Century
Author: Brian Male
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441125698
Category: Education
Page: 224
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A practical guide, rooted in best practice, to designing a wide and engaging primary curriculum.

The Routledge Handbook on Cities of the Global South


Author: Susan Parnell,Sophie Oldfield
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136678204
Category: Architecture
Page: 636
View: 1949

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The renaissance in urban theory draws directly from a fresh focus on the neglected realities of cities beyond the west and embraces the global south as the epicentre of urbanism. This Handbook engages the complex ways in which cities of the global south and the global north are rapidly shifting, the imperative for multiple genealogies of knowledge production, as well as a diversity of empirical entry points to understand contemporary urban dynamics. The Handbook works towards a geographical realignment in urban studies, bringing into conversation a wide array of cities across the global south – the ‘ordinary’, ‘mega’, ‘global’ and ‘peripheral’. With interdisciplinary contributions from a range of leading international experts, it profiles an emergent and geographically diverse body of work. The contributions draw on conflicting and divergent debates to open up discussion on the meaning of the city in, or of, the global south; arguments that are fluid and increasingly contested geographically and conceptually. It reflects on critical urbanism, the macro- and micro-scale forces that shape cities, including ideological, demographic and technological shifts, and constantly changing global and regional economic dynamics. Working with southern reference points, the chapters present themes in urban politics, identity and environment in ways that (re)frame our thinking about cities. The Handbook engages the twenty-first-century city through a ‘southern urban’ lens to stimulate scholarly, professional and activist engagements with the city.

Smart City - Kritische Perspektiven auf die Digitalisierung in Städten


Author: Sybille Bauriedl,Anke Strüver
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839443369
Category: Social Science
Page: 364
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»Smart City« steht für das Versprechen einer Zukunft mit hoher Lebensqualität für alle - aber auch für eine Zukunft der Überwachung und Kontrolle von öffentlichen und privaten Räumen. Wie verändert der Einsatz digitaler Technologien und Infrastrukturen die aktuelle Raumwahrnehmung, Raumproduktion und Raumnutzung in Städten? 35 Stadtforscher_innen betrachten die unterschiedlichen Bewertungen der »Smart City« und geben einen Überblick über die kontroverse Debatte. Sie beschreiben an praktischen Beispielen die Verknüpfung von Echtzeitdaten sowie die Nutzung von Geoinformationen im urbanen Alltag und diskutieren deren Beitrag für eine nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung, partizipative Demokratie und soziale Gerechtigkeit in Städten. Sie zeigen: Die digitale Transformation ist ein umkämpftes Terrain von IT-Unternehmen, Stadtregierungen und stadtpolitischen Bewegungen.