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The Politics of Palm Oil Harm: A Green Criminological Perspective...
by Hanneke Mol

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English

Pages

245

Publication Date

August 16, 2017

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This book examines the politics of harm in the context of palm oil production in Colombia, with a primary focus on the Pacific coast region. Globally, the palm oil industry is associated with practices that fit the most conventional definitions and perceptions of crime, but also crucially, forms of social and environmental harm that do not fit strictly legalistic definitions and understandings of crime. Drawing on rich field-based data from the region, Mol contributes empirically to an awareness of the constructions, practices, and the lived and perceived realities of harm related to palm oil production. She advances criminological debate around ‘harm’ by putting forward a theoretical and analytical approach that redirects the debate from a central concern with the academic contestedness of harm within criminology, towards a focus on the ‘on-the-ground’ contestedness of palm oil-related harm in Colombia. Detailed analysis and arresting conclusions ensure this book will be of great interest to students and scholars in the fields of Green and Critical Criminology, Environmental Sociology, and International and Critical Development Studies.<p></p><p></p>
Energy Economics (Routledge Textbooks in Environmental and Agricu...
by Peter M. Schwarz

Language

English

Pages

430

Publication Date

August 14, 2017

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<P>With interest in topics such as climate change, energy security, and alternative energy sources being at an all-time high, the effects of today's decisions now rest on the shoulders of future generations. There are no easy answers to our energy issues, so costs and benefits must be considered when evaluating all energy alternatives; alongside that, prices must be right and need to reflect the full social costs to society of a given source of energy.</P><I><br /><P>Energy Economics</I> outlines the fundamental issues and possible solutions to the challenges of energy production and use, and presents a framework for energy decisions based upon sound economic analysis. It considers market forces and policy goals, including economic prosperity, environmental protection, and other considerations that affect societal well-being. This book focuses on both energy choices and the impact of these choices on market performance, environmental conditions, and sustainability. The initial section covers the fundamental economic concepts for analyzing energy markets. Following this, a detailed analysis of established energy sources, specifically fossil fuels and nuclear energy, leads into consideration of energy alternatives such as renewable energy and next-generation alternatives. Electricity production and regulatory trends are covered in depth. The final section considers policy: environmental considerations, sustainability, and energy security. The concluding chapter is a comprehensive vision for our energy future.? </P><br /><P>Drawing on current energy headlines, perspectives familiar from the popular press, and views outside economics, this text sharpens students' ability to understand, evaluate, and critique policy using appropriate economic analysis. The text builds a foundation that culminates in a view of a comprehensive energy policy that improves upon the vacillations of past decades.? </P>
Fully Alive: Using the Lessons of the Amazon to Live Your Mission...
by Tyler Gage

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

August 01, 2017

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<i>Fully Alive</i> tells the story of an astoundingly successful young entrepreneur’s immersion in Amazonian indigenous spirituality, its life-changing impact on him, and how he integrated the lessons he learned to build a successful, socially responsible company, live a purposeful life, and make a difference in the world.<BR><BR>Building a start-up is like being thrust into the middle of the Amazon rainforest: living every day on the edge of your comfort zone, vulnerable to the unexpected challenges constantly being thrown your way, and constantly shifting to meet daily demands and do everything and anything you can to survive, let alone thrive.<BR> <BR>Vulnerable, raw, and deeply transparent, <i>Fully Alive</i> reveals powerful tools and lessons that can teach all of us how to grow toward and beyond our personal edges, no matter our circumstances.<BR> <BR>Tyler Gage shares his spiritual adventures and the business savvy that helped him create RUNA, a pioneering organization that weaves together the seemingly divergent worlds of Amazonian traditions and modern business, demonstrating how we can dig deeper to bring greater meaning and purpose to our personal and professional pursuits.<BR> <BR>From suburban youth to immersion in the Amazon to entrepreneurial success, Tyler's journey clearly shows that passion and opportunity can be found in the most unexpected places. Captivated by a rare Amazonian tea leaf called <i>guayusa</i> that had never been commercially produced, Tyler started RUNA to partner with the indigenous people of Ecuador to share its energy and its message with the world.<BR> <BR>Using the spiritual teachings, lessons, and healing traditions of the Amazon as his guide, Tyler built RUNA from a scrappy start-up into a thriving, multimillion-dollar company that has become one of the fastest-growing beverage companies in the United States. With the help of investors such as Channing Tatum, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Olivia Wilde, RUNA has created a sustainable source of income for more than 3,000 farming families in Ecuador who sustainably grow <i>guayusa</i> in the rainforest. Simultaneously, RUNA has built a rapidly scaling nonprofit organization that is working to create a new future for trade in the Amazon based on respectful exchange and healing, not exploitation and greed.<BR> <BR>Practical tools and lessons are woven throughout the story of Gage’s successes and failures, offering guidance on how to relate to obstacles as teachers and how to accomplish our personal and professional goals in the often uncertain circumstances we find ourselves in.
The Urban Farmer: Growing Food for Profit on Leased and Borrowed ...
by Curtis Allen Stone

Language

English

Pages

288

Publication Date

December 14, 2015

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<div><p>There are twenty million acres of lawns in North America. In their current form, these unproductive expanses of grass represent a significant financial and environmental cost. However, viewed through a different lens, they can also be seen as a tremendous source of opportunity. Access to land is a major barrier for many people who want to enter the agricultural sector, and urban and suburban yards have huge potential for would-be farmers wanting to become part of this growing movement.</P><p><I>The Urban Farmer </I>is a comprehensive, hands-on, practical manual to help you learn the techniques and business strategies you need to make a good living growing high-yield, high-value crops right in your own backyard (or someone else's). Major benefits include:</P><p> Low capital investment and overhead costs Reduced need for expensive infrastructure Easy access to markets<p></P><p>Growing food in the city means that fresh crops may travel only a few blocks from field to table, making this innovative approach the next logical step in the local food movement. Based on a scalable, easily reproduced business model, <I>The Urban Farmer </I>is your complete guide to minimizing risk and maximizing profit by using intensive production in small leased or borrowed spaces.<p><B>Curtis Stone </B>is the owner/operator of Green City Acres, a commercial urban farm growing vegetables for farmers markets, restaurants, and retail outlets. During his slower months, Curtis works as a public speaker, teacher, and consultant, sharing his story to inspire a new generation of farmers.<BR></div>
Paradise Destroyed: The Destruction of Rural Living by the Wind E...
by , Jamin Hubner

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English

Pages

139

Publication Date

July 18, 2017

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Wind energy. It's free. It's green. It's healthy. It's sustainable. And it's lucrative for property-owners. If only this popular narrative were true.<br />In Paradise Destroyed, Gregg Hubner fully exposes wind energy development for what it really is: a taxpayer scam. And not only is it a scam, but wind farms are a destructive force of 21st-century crony-capitalism that renders local communities divided and land permanently devalued.<br /><br />Hubner recounts his personal experience of wind energy colonization and shares his knowledge of just how much damage wind farms can cause property and property-owners. Complete with up-to-date research on the adverse health effects of wind energy, other chapters address the bane of PURPA legislation, legal risks in signing wind-rights contracts, and a host of other related issues. Whether you are a midwestern farmer considering a wind lease, or an environmental activist trying to save the planet, Paradise Destroyed is an absolute must-read. _____________________<br /><br />“. . . a remarkable service in chronicling the devastation wrought by wind farms . . . For those of us who share their love of the Great Plains, let us hope that their struggle has attained more than a stay of execution.”<br />—JEFFREY HERBENER, Ph.D<br />Chair of Economics, Grove City College<br /><br />“This is an extremely informative book and likely to become a must-read for anyone that lives around or is considering allowing a wind farm on their property. As a physician . . . I found this book very helpful.”<br />—THOMAS RIES, M.D.<br /><br />”At present, wind energy is a losing proposition for all but those developers that benefit from government subsidization of their industry. Hubner gives an accessible overview of how and why this is truly the case.”<br />—NORMAN HORN, Ph.D<br />Engineering Post-Doc, MIT
PRIVATE LABEL SECRETS: The Fastest Ways to FIND and BRAND Your Ow...
by , Neil Gwartzman

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English

Pages

6

Publication Date

September 08, 2017

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Are you a coach, service provider or a new entrepreneur looking to add revenue to your business? <div><br />Then keep reading... </div><div><br />This may be no surprise to you, but did you know that the number one way to generate income is by adding products to your business? </div><div><br />So let us ask you... Do you have a product with your brand name on it?<br />If you don't, YOU NEED ONE!<br /><br />Join Karen and Neil, creators of the Private Label University as they share with you their families 60-year-old formula to private labeling products from scratch. They have shared a foolproof way to add products to a business or create a business around products. Not only do products help you build a brand but it is a fluid way to generate continuous income.<br /><br />Follow along as they walk you through a 5 step process to private labeling products from scratch and launching on Amazon. They have been private labeling products for over 3 decades and they are sharing the secrets to this proven system. Yes, the same step by step process they have been using to private label thousand and thousand of products for chain stores and TOP product entrepreneurs around the world, helping then build HUGE brands and sell like crazy.<br /><br />You are going to walk away learning:<br />*How to get started private labeling products with your brand, even if you know nothing about products.<br />*How to add products to your business to spread your awesome brand around the globe.<br />*The secret to product selection using our proprietary Unique Signature Formula®️<br />*The 5 step private label secret that retailers are using to build and sell their brands<br /><br />Are you ready for the world to recognize your business brand internationally?<br />Get ready to access the most sought after private label product formula - Private Label Secrets. </div>
The Myths of Innovation
by Scott Berkun

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

August 13, 2010

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<div><p>In this new paperback edition of the classic bestseller, you'll be taken on a hilarious, fast-paced ride through the history of ideas. Author Scott Berkun will show you how to transcend the false stories that many business experts, scientists, and much of pop culture foolishly use to guide their thinking about how ideas change the world. With four new chapters on putting the ideas in the book to work, updated references and over 50 corrections and improvements, now is the time to get past the myths, and change the world.</p><p>You'll have fun while you learn:</p><ul><li>Where ideas come from</li><li>The true history of history</li><li>Why most people don't like ideas</li><li>How great managers make ideas thrive</li><li>The importance of problem finding</li><li>The simple plan (new for paperback)</li></ul><p>Since its initial publication, this classic bestseller has been discussed on NPR, MSNBC, CNBC, and at Yale University, MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, Microsoft, Apple, Intel, Google, Amazon.com, and other major media, corporations, and universities around the world. It has changed the way thousands of leaders and creators understand the world. Now in an updated and expanded paperback edition, it's a fantastic time to explore or rediscover this powerful view of the world of ideas.</p><p>"Sets us free to try and change the world."--Guy Kawasaki, Author of <i>Art of The Start</i></p><p>"Small, simple, powerful: an innovative book about innovation."--Don Norman, author of <i>Design of Everyday Things</i></p><p>"Insightful, inspiring, evocative, and just plain fun to read. It's totally great."--John Seely Brown, Former Director, Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC)</p><p>"Methodically and entertainingly dismantling the cliches that surround the process of innovation."--Scott Rosenberg, author of <i>Dreaming in Code</i>; cofounder of Salon.com</p><p>"Will inspire you to come up with breakthrough ideas of your own."--Alan Cooper, Father of Visual Basic and author of <i>The Inmates are Running the Asylum</i></p><p>"Brimming with insights and historical examples, Berkun's book not only debunks widely held myths about innovation, it also points the ways toward making your new ideas stick."--Tom Kelley, GM, IDEO; author of <i>The Ten Faces of Innovation</i></p></div>
Social Media Marketing 2017: The Ultimate Marketing Strategies fo...
by Andrew Johansen

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English

Pages

103

Publication Date

June 07, 2017

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<h2><b>Put your Product/Service in front of 1000's of Customers with these Strategies!</b></h2><br /><br />This book will help you get acquainted with social media marketing for business. By discussing what social media is, how it can be used other than for personal networking, and what different platforms are available for you to utilize, you will gain valuable knowledge on how to take advantage of this innovation to promote your brand and boost your business over time.<br /><br /><h3>Here Is a Preview of What You’ll Learn...</h3><ul><br /><li> Social Media in a Nutshell</li><br /><li> The Basic Rules of Social Media Marketing</li><br /><li> Social Media Marketing Approaches</li><br /><li> Engagement</li> <br /><li> Social Bookmarking Websites</li> <br /><li> Much, much more! </li></ul><br /><br /><h1><b>Download your copy today! </b></h1><br />
Attitude Overhaul: 8 Steps To Win The War On Negative Self-Talk
by Kyle Zdroik

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English

Pages

128

Publication Date

February 23, 2017

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While researching books on “Attitude”, it won’t take long to see there are endless options. Attitude Overhaul shows you how to identify the strengths and weakness of yourself and those around you. Attitude Overhaul is the first personal development book you will read that challenges you to think deeply on a personal and friendship level that has never been done before!<br /><br />In Attitude Overhaul, you will:<br />•Create a true understanding of what ‘Attitude’ means to you<br />•Understand the two teams battling for your attention and energy, Positive and Negative Attitude<br />•Identify who is influencing your decision making<br />•Develop a strategy to defeat, ‘The Fearful Five’<br />•Overhaul your pre-existing beliefs<br />•Install new thinking that allows you break through any attitudinal growth barriers holding you back from achieving the best version of yourself<br /><br />Follow the 8 steps this book lays out, and I promise results. These results will not be “Quick Fix” results but results that change your life forever; personally, financially, and relationally.<br />
Comienza Tu Negocio de Limpieza y Haz Dinero en Una Semana: Una G...
by Susana Perez

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Spanish

Pages

67

Publication Date

July 27, 2017

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¿Buscas un negocio facil de empezar y mantener? ¿Qué paga bien, esta en alta demanda y ofrece libertad y flexibilidad? <br /><br />Ya sea qué eres un padre o madre que necesita un trabajo con flexibilidad, un estudiante tratando de tener un trabajo que le ayude a pagar la escuela, o siempre haz querido tener tu propio negocio, un negocio de limpieza de casas es facil de empezar, de alta demanda y rapido crecimiento. <br /><br />En este libro aprenderas como establecer tu negocio de principio a fin. Desde como elegir el nombre, el uniforme, tus productos y equipamiento hasta como conseguir tus primeros clientes, cuanto cobrarles y como llenar tu calendario con clientes qué buscan tus servicios.

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