The No-nonsense Guide to Women's Rights


Author: Nikki van der Gaag
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1904456995
Category: Social Science
Page: 144
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Examines the advances that have been made towards ensuring the rights of women. It looks below the surface to find out what the reality is for women all around the world and shows how, in this 'post-feminist' age, women's rights are still very much an issue. Contains a brief history of women's rights, from 900BC to the present day and numerous text boxes with case studies, charts and graphs to illustrate points clearly. Nikki van der Gaag is the former editorial director and co-editor of New Internationalist magazine.

The No-nonsense Guide to Human Rights


Author: Olivia Ball,Paul Gready
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1904456456
Category: Education
Page: 135
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Ball and Gready review the development of today's assumptions about human rights and introduce readers to alternative models from history and from today's human rights debate. From the material rights of citizenship to the more abstract rights of the imagination, the authors present a clear overview of today's human rights debate and prompt discussion about alternative models for the future. 'Splendid series of pocketable guides to issue politics...rigorously clear.' - The Guardian

The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food

New Edition
Author: Wayne Roberts
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1780261322
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 144
View: 736

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The world food system is put under the microscope in this updated edition of "The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food."

The No-nonsense Guide to Sexual Diversity


Author: Vanessa Baird
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1904456642
Category: Social Science
Page: 159
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Demystifies all the colors of the sexual rainbow, tracking the campaigns for rights and equality worldwide.

The No-nonsense Guide to Globalization


Author: Wayne Ellwood
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1906523479
Category: Political Science
Page: 152
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Globalisation has become one of the most used and encompassing words over the past decade, of undeniable influence in economics, politics and activism. Globalisation is literally all around; every aspect of life is affected by a global structure of communication and economy. This fully revised and updated guide condenses this complex subject into clear, concise commentary. It examines the debt trap, the acceleration of neoliberalism, competition for energy resources, the links between the war on terror, the arms trade and the alternatives to corporate control.

The No-Nonsense Guide to Equality


Author: Danny Dorling
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1780260725
Category: Reference
Page: 144
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A wide-ranging exploration of why inequality persists and what can be done about it.

The No-nonsense Guide to the Arms Trade


Author: Nicholas Gilby
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1906523177
Category: Political Science
Page: 144
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The only up-to-date work on the global arms trade, this book puts the global trade in weapons into the context of history. It includes recent controversial deals as well as case studies on Zimbabwe, Iraq and Darfur. Veteran human rights campaigner Nicolas Gilby exposes the cynicism, bribery and secret deals which characterise this dirty - albeit legal - business.

The No-nonsense Guide to Green Politics


Author: Derek Wall
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1906523398
Category: Political Science
Page: 132
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Green issues and politics are no longer separate entities, and as environmental issues will only become more pertinent in the future, it will dominate the political spectrum. From climate chaos to consumerism, the crisis facing human civilisation is clear. Yet the response from polticians at present is still inadequate and environmental activists focus on single campaigns rather than electoral politics. The new addition to the No-Nonsense Guides measures the rising tide of eco-activism and awareness and explains why it heralds a new politcal era worldwide.

The No-Nonsense Guide to World History


Author: Chris Brazier
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1780260350
Category: History
Page: 160
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Embraces the whole of history, rather than disconnected dynasties and events - all in one slim volume.

The No-nonsense Guide to World Health


Author: Shereen Usdin
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1904456650
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 159
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A history of modern healthcare shows that public health is largely determined by socio-economic factors.

The No-nonsense Guide to Climate Change

The Science, the Solutions, the Way Forward
Author: Danny Chivers
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1906523851
Category: Nature
Page: 207
View: 350

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A completely new book on the politics of climate change in a post-Copenhagen world.

The No-nonsense Guide to Archives and Recordkeeping


Author: Margaret Crockett
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856048551
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 224
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This practical how-to-do-it guide is ideal for professionals involved in the management of archives and records, especially if they are just starting out or without formal training. The book covers all aspects of recordkeeping and archives management. It follows the records’ journey from creation, through the application of classification and access techniques, evaluation for business, legal and historical value and finally to destruction or preservation and access in the archive. Based on the internationally renowned training days run by the author and her business partner, The No-nonsense Guide to Archives and Recordkeeping deals with records and archives in all formats. It utilizes checklists, practical exercises, sample documentation, case studies and helpful diagrams to ensure a very accessible and pragmatic approach, allowing anyone to get to grips with the basics quickly. The book is divided into four main work areas: - current records: including creation, filing, classification and security - records management: including aims, risks, planning, preparation and delivery - archives management: including collecting policies, intellectual property rights, appraisal, digitization and outreach - archival preservation: including policy, disaster prevention and repositories. This one-stop-shop will be essential for a wide readership including archives and records assistants, librarians, information managers and IT professionals responsible for archives and records and managers of archives staff.

No-Nonsense Guide to the United Nations


Author: Maggie Black
Publisher: Between the Lines
ISBN: 1771130660
Category:
Page: 144
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The No-Nonsense Guide to the United Nations is virtually unique in UN literature in covering the whole of the UN system, not just the political bodies in New York. Maggie Black explains the structure and assesses the UN’s record on humanitarian relief, protection of the global commons, development, health, education, international law and human rights.

The No-nonsense Guide to Islam


Author: Ziauddin Sardar,Merryl Wyn Davies
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1904456618
Category: Social Science
Page: 142
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A balanced portrayal of |real Islam|, looking beyond the common perceptions and polemical debates. It shows what Islam has achieved and shows why a better understanding of Muslims is needed throughout the world. But it also explains why Islam needs to make itself more relevant by showing it can create a tolerant and peaceful society, and explores the steps for reform. A plain-speaking, independent view that informs current debates and puts modern developments into the context of the history of Islam and its people.

The No-nonsense Guide to HIV/AIDS


Author: Shereen Usdin
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859844595
Category: Medical
Page: 144
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Looks at the origins of HIV and AIDS, the way it spreads, women and AIDS, drug companies and their profits, and how people and communities around the world are fighting the disease.

The No-nonsense Guide to Legal Issues in Web 2.0 and Cloud Computing


Author: Charles Oppenheim
Publisher: Facet Publishing
ISBN: 1856048047
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 160
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Expert hands-on advice on getting the most out of Web 2.0 and cloud computing. Applications like YouTube, Facebook, Flickr and Slideshare all raise legal problems for the information professional. Whether you’re working with, managing or using Web 2.0 or cloud computing applications you will need to be able to assess and manage risk effectively. This no-nonsense practical working tool will make the relevant legal principles simple to understand for those with little or no experience and make common problems quick to solve when you’re struggling with daily deadlines. Each chapter starts with an accessible introduction to the key areas of relevant law and the implications for Web 2.0 and cloud computing. Cross-sectoral case studies illustrate real world problems and exercises with easy-to-follow, pragmatic solutions allow you to quickly develop good practice. The relevant practice is discussed in relation to these key topics: • the major legal issues raised by Web 2.0 • an overview of copyright • other intellectual property rights and related rights • data protection including UK and EU law • freedom of information • defamation and global differences in defamation law • cloud computing issues • liability issues. This is an essential toolkit for all information professionals working in public, academic or special libraries, archives or museums, who are working with, using or managing Web 2.0 or cloud computing applications. It also provides a practical introduction to the law on these topics for LIS students and academics.

The Man's No-Nonsense Guide To Women

How To Succeed In Romance On Planet Earth
Author: Marc H. Rudov
Publisher: Mhr Enterprises
ISBN: 9780974501710
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 137
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You have heard that men and women are from different planets. This book helps you: know, an hour after meeting her, whether she's right for you; know whether women are attracted to you - or to what you can do for them; understand how her socialisation drives you nuts; and how your socialisation drives her nuts.

The No-nonsense Guide to World Poverty


Author: Jeremy Seabrook
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859845660
Category: Political Science
Page: 134
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At the turn of the new millennium, the United Nations determined that world poverty would be halved by 2015. International agencies are all committed to "poverty abatement." The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have renamed their structural adjustment policies "poverty reduction strategies." But can this work? No, argues Jeremy Seabrook, not if we fail to understand the meaning of poverty. Drawing on testimonies from around the world, as well as on the hard facts, he challenges the assumption that wealth overcomes poverty, and demonstrates that the opposite of "poor" is not "rich" but "self-reliant." Appealing passionately for a shared sense of "sufficiency," he gives verbal snapshots of people's lives to show how poverty shifts, changes and endures in response to the growth of wealth.