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The Climate Casino
by William D. Nordhaus

Language

English

Pages

393

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<DIV><p><b>The 2018 Nobel laureate for economics analyzes the politics and economics of the central environmental issue of today and points the way to real solutions</b></p><p>Climate change is profoundly altering our world in ways that pose major risks to human societies and natural systems. We have entered the Climate Casino and are rolling the global-warming dice, warns economist William Nordhaus. But there is still time to turn around and walk back out of the casino, and in this essential book the author explains how.</p><p>Bringing together all the important issues surrounding the climate debate, Nordhaus describes the science, economics, and politics involved—and the steps necessary to reduce the perils of global warming. Using language accessible to any concerned citizen and taking care to present different points of view fairly, he discusses the problem from start to finish: from the beginning, where warming originates in our personal energy use, to the end, where societies employ regulations or taxes or subsidies to slow the emissions of gases responsible for climate change.</p><p>Nordhaus offers a new analysis of why earlier policies, such as the Kyoto Protocol, failed to slow carbon dioxide emissions, how new approaches can succeed, and which policy tools will most effectively reduce emissions. In short, he clarifies a defining problem of our times and lays out the next critical steps for slowing the trajectory of global warming.</P></DIV>
Environmental Law and Policy, 4th (Concepts and Insights Series)
by , Barton Thompson Jr.

Language

English

Pages

386

Publication Date

November 26, 2013

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<P>Environmental Law and Policy is a user-friendly, concise, inexpensive treatment of environmental law. Written to be read pleasurably rather than used as a dry reference source, the authors provide a broad conceptual overview of environmental law while also explaining the major statutes and cases. The book is intended for three audiences - students (both graduate and undergraduate) seeking a readable study guide for their environmental law and policy courses; professors who do not use casebooks (relying on their own materials or case studies) but want an integrating text for their courses or want to include conceptual materials on the major legal issues; and practicing lawyers and environmental professionals who want a concise, readable overview of the field. For the fourth edition, to provide students a deeper understanding of how environmental law works in practice, a new Chapter has been written on Enforcement. A series of problem exercises have been added throughout the book, describing a legal or policy conflict in detail and asking students to identify and assess solutions. The first part of the book provides an engaging discussion of the major themes and issues that cross-cut environmental law. Starting with the first chapter's brief history of environmentalism in America, the second chapter goes on to explore the importance and implications of basic themes that occur in virtually all environmental conflicts, including scientific uncertainty, market failures, problems of scale, public choice theory, etc. It then presents three dominant perspectives in the field that drive policy development - environmental rights, utilitarianism, and environmental justice. Chapter Three fills in the remaining legal background for understanding environmental protection, reviewing the theory of instrument choice, the basics of administrative law, core concepts in constitutional law (e.g., takings, the commerce clause), and the doctrines associated with how citizen groups shape environmental law (such as standing). Chapter Four examines the practice and policy of monitoring compliance and enforcing the law. The second part of the book examines the substance of environmental law, with separate sections on each of the major statutes. International issues such as ozone depletion and climate change are also addressed. These chapters build on the themes and conceptual framework laid down in the first part of the text in order to integrate the discussion of individual statutes into a broad portrait of the law. The third part of the book describes natural resources law, discussing endangered species conservation, wetlands protection, water and energy issues. Part four addresses environmental impact statements and the National Environmental Policy Act. </P>
A Civil Action
by Jonathan Harr

Language

English

Pages

514

Publication Date

August 10, 2011

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This true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation's largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination, was a #1 national bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. <br />  <br /> Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship by <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>A Civil Action</i> is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry—one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference.  Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote’s <i>In Cold Blood</i>, <i>A Civil Action</i> is an unforgettable reading experience that will leave the reader both shocked and enlightened.<br />  <br /> <i>A Civil Action</i> was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Creative Safety Solutions (Occupational Safety & Health Guide Ser...
by Thomas D Schneid

Language

English

Pages

236

Publication Date

September 25, 2015

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<P>In today's rapidly changing workplace, safety and loss prevention professionals cannot always "go by the book" for the answers to new and unique problems and issues. When there is no tried-and-true solution to a problem, safety and loss prevention professionals must think outside of the box of conventional solutions and develop new and creative solutions. <B>Creative Safety Solutions, Second Edition</B> stimulates creative thinking by identifying some of the new programs, new ideas, and new solutions being tried by other professionals in the field. By thinking outside of the box, the book will help you create new ways to improve the workplace.</P><B><br /><P><font color="blue">New Chapters in the Second Edition:</font></P><br /><UL></B><br /><P><br /><LI>It Is Your Safety Program-Empowering Employees in Safety</LI><br /><LI>Safety and Health Vision and Values</LI><br /><LI>Safety and Health Profession</LI><br /><LI>Impact of Safety and Health on Your Organization</LI><br /><LI>Human Resources and Safety and Health</LI><br /><LI>Does Happy = Safe?</LI><br /><LI>Circular Safety Management</LI><br /><LI>Injecting Creativity into Training Activities</LI><br /><LI>Combating Risk with Innovation</LI><br /><LI>Eliminate Boring from Your Safety Programs</LI><br /><LI>Critical and Creative Thinking in Safety and Health</LI><br /><LI>Achievement Is Addictive</LI><br /><LI>Lost but Not Forgotten</LI><br /><LI>Appendix: Injury and Illness Prevention Programs</LI><br /><P></P></UL><br /><P></P><br /><P>In this book, safety expert Thomas Schneid has assembled a number of creative solutions that have been tried and tested and have worked for many organizations. These are not all of the great ideas and solutions developed in the safety and loss prevention area—all of the ideas have not already been used. These ideas are only the tip of the iceberg, and the author challenges you to find new and better ways of doing your job within the safety and loss prevention function. These creative solutions to safety and loss prevention problems can help spur you to think about your activities and job duties and find new and creative ways of advancing the safety and loss prevention field.</P>
Guide to California Planning, 5th edition
by , Paul Shigley

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English

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Publication Date

August 05, 2018

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Since it was first published in 1991, Guide to California Planning has served as the authoritative textbook on city and county planning practice throughout the state. The first book ever written that covers all aspects of planning in a single state, Guide to California Planning is used as a textbook in virtually every college- and graduate-level planning program in California.<br /><br />In this revised and expanded fifth edition, William Fulton and Paul Shigley lay out planning laws and processes in detail and describe how planning really works in California—how cities and counties and developers and citizen groups all interact with each other on a daily basis to shape California communities and the California landscape, for better and for worse. Significant new topics addressed in this edition include the state’s increasing focus on infill and transit-oriented development and climate action plans, including ways of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.<br />Easy to read and understand, Guide to California Planning is far more than a textbook. It’s an ideal tool for planning professionals, members of allied professions in the planning and development fields, and citizen activists.<br />
Environment in the Balance
by Jonathan Z. Cannon

Language

English

Pages

385

Publication Date

April 06, 2015

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Does the green movement remain a transformative force in American life? In <i>Environment in the Balance</i> Jonathan Cannon interprets a wide range of U.S. Supreme Court decisions over four decades and explores the current ferment among activists, to gauge the practical and cultural impact of environmentalism and its future prospects.
Emotional Intelligence: An Effective Practical Guide to Mastering...
by Alex C. Wolf

Language

English

Pages

110

Publication Date

August 14, 2018

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<h3><i><b>Are you one of those people who stagger under the weight of overpowering emotions? And these emotions cause you to take impulsive actions?</b></i></h3><br />You might want to improve your emotional intelligence.<br /><br />Achieving success in a relationship, professional, or leadership capacity, emotional intelligence is just as important – if not more important – than book smarts. First off, you cannot succeed in isolation. You will always need the input of other human beings. And it takes emotional intelligence on your part to not only get along with other people but also utilize their talents for your benefit.<br /><br />According to leading researchers, a high level of emotional intelligence will strengthen your interpersonal relationships, and promote success in both your personal and career goals as well. <br /> Most people have great intentions, but when their emotions get involved, everything goes to hell. <br /><br />The <i>Emotional Intelligence: A Practical Guide to Mastering Social Skills, Improving Your Relationships and Raising Your EQ</i> is aimed at helping the reader take their power back from their emotions. Low emotional intelligence doesn’t necessarily have a loud presence. It stalks you and influences your every action whilst suppressing your insight and self-awareness.<br /><br />This book addresses all the steps that will guarantee you an exceptionally high emotional intelligence. The content has been generated from extensive research and is laid out in an easy-to-understand manner. <br /><br />The four most critical areas covered in this book include:<br /><br /><ul><li><b>Self-awareness:</b> this is the ability to discern your thoughts and how they relate to your actions. When you develop a heightened sense of self-awareness, you come to terms with both your weaknesses and strengths, and build confidence as well.</li><li><b>Self-management:</b> for the average person, it can be extremely difficult to control their emotions or behaviors, but that’s how they give their power away. Learn how to watch your emotions and control your behaviors and it will give others the impression that you’re powerful. Self-management also equips you for fast adaption to change.</li><li><b>Social awareness:</b> become an expert at decoding the messages that people send out unconsciously or consciously in a social context. This is the secret of becoming charismatic.</li><li><b>Relationship management:</b> learn how to strengthen the bonds of your relationships by communicating your needs appropriately and meeting the needs of your partner. Relationships are not confined to dating or marriage only, but they could be even business and work related.</li></ul>By reading this book through and applying the knowledge therein you will have taken an important step toward increasing your emotional intelligence.<br /><br />Through having a deep understanding of Emotional Intelligence, an individual can control their emotions even in high-pressure environments.<br /><br />And with Emotional Intelligence, you have a book that will show you how to improve and perfect your own!<br /><br /><b>Get a copy today!</b><br /><br /><br /> <br /><h3><p><em>Buy the Paperback version today and get the Kindle edition for <b>FREE!</b></em></p></h3>
After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene
by Jedediah Purdy

Language

English

Pages

337

Publication Date

September 01, 2015

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Nature no longer exists apart from humanity. The world we will inhabit is the one we have made. Geologists call this epoch the Anthropocene, Age of Humans. The facts of the Anthropocene are scientific—emissions, pollens, extinctions—but its shape and meaning are questions for politics. Jedediah Purdy develops a politics for this post-natural world.
California Environmental Law & Policy: A Practical Guide
by , Gary A. Lucks

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English

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Publication Date

May 09, 2017

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The only book that covers the entire field of California environmental, land use, and natural resources law in a concise, user-friendly format. Authors Herson and Lucks have now thoroughly updated and expanded the first edition, including<br />Significant updates to federal and state environmental law that occurred between 2008 and late 2016.<br />An additional major chapter on international, national and state climate change law and policy.<br />This book was written to serve the needs of planners, project applicants, developers, landowners, regulatory agency staff, consultants, attorneys, environmental managers, interested citizens, and students with a survey of California environmental law written for a general, non-technical audience.<br />Written in non-technical language, the book comprehensively surveys the most important California environmental statutes and regulatory programs, as well as relevant federal environmental statutes and regulatory programs. It highlights landmark court cases and current policy issues, and provides practical tips on getting through the regulatory process successfully. To assist in more in-depth research, the book identifies sources of further information for each major program.
The Glue Guy: The Zoo Crew Series Book 4
by Dustin Stevens

Language

English

Pages

318

Publication Date

July 19, 2015

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Deep in the heart of winter, things are beginning to shift for the Zoo Crew. Drake Bell is wrapping up his last days in law school and preparing to take the bar exam. Kade Keuhl has finally relented and agreed to apply for his private investigator’s license. The ski lift at the local Snow Plaza has grounded everybody from hitting the slopes. And Emily, Drake's former college flame, is back in town looking to make him an offer that could alter everything moving forward.<br /><br />A hundred miles east of Missoula, just outside of Butte, the mansion of reclusive billionaire Wes Koenig is burned to the ground. A radical new accelerant is used to reduce the place to rubble in a fraction of expected time, leaving local law enforcement stumped and heightening the impetus to apprehend whoever is responsible.<br /><br />Working under the constraints of expectations and growing unrest, a much deep story unfolds than anybody anticipated. What started as a simple case of arson soon begins to stretch back a decade in length, encompassing land deals gone bad, deep personal ideologies, and activism taken to its ugly extreme.<br />

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