Study Guide – The Power of Place: World Regional Geography, Second Edition, A 26–Part Telecourse and Public Television Series
It is obvious that geography has occupied a distinctive place in the world of learning for many years. Geography has a long history and has long played a part in providing an integrated study of the complex reciprocal relationship between human societies and the physical components of the earth. Over the years, the teaching of geography in schools has been guided by the conception of what geography is perceived to be. This indicates the urgent need for understanding the student perceptions of geography as a discipline.
The second edition of Tigers of the World explores tiger biology, ecology, conservation, management, and the science and technology that make this possible. In 1988 when the first edition was published, tiger conservation was still in its infancy, and two decades later there has been a revolution not only in what is known, but how information about tigers is obtained and disseminated. In the fast changing world of conservation there is a great need to summarize the vast and current state-of-the-art, to put this into historical perspective, and to speculate in what yet remains to be done.Tigers of the World, 2nd Edition fulfills this need by bringing together in a unique way the worlda??s leading tiger experts into one volume. Despite the challenges ahead, there are bright spots in this story, and lessons aplenty not only for tiger specialists but large carnivore specialists, conservation biologists, wildlife managers, natural resource policy makers, and most importantly the caring public.It is through broad public understanding and support a?? in Asia, North America, and Europe a?? that will have the greatest impact on tigers over the long term. With this in mind, the book is novel in its presentation of information using images, indigenous art and poetry, anecdotes, maps and other images to engage and inform. Side bars and text boxes focus on important concepts and debates and help to balance different perspectives and opinions. There is no other book which equally benefits both the scientific and general audiences. *Comprehensive look at the past twenty years from the world's leading tiger experts on the biology, politics, and conservation of this species.*Discusses that latest and vast methods used to disseminate and obtain information needed for conservation and care of this species.*Excellent opportunity for upper-level and graduate courses in conservation biology, wildlife management, and veterinary programs.*The world's leading tiger experts review recent advances and debates in tiger genetics and ecology, research methods, management and policy, poaching and trade, captive breeding and farming, conservation, and the status of Asia's last wild tigers.
The New Public Health has established itself as a solid textbook throughout the world. Translated into 7 languages, TNPH distinguishes itself from other public health textbooks, which are either highly locally oriented or, if international, lack the specificity of local issues relevant to students understanding of applied public health in their own setting. This textbook offers students both a comprehensive overview of public health theories as well as in-depth topical chapters, separately presenting special areas of public health practice applied to local settings and case studies. Following the "gold standard" of knowledge set by the Council for Education in Public Health, the new edition includes:* 40% of new material, including all new tables, figures, data, and chapter bibliographies* Updates based on the 2005 accreditation criteria of the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH), as will feedback received from an extensive survey of professors using NPH1* Multiple case studies, chapter-ending bibliographies, and "recommended readings"* Companion web site features an Instructors' Guide, PowerPoint lectures slides by the authors on topics related to the chapters, Case Studies, and Links to key websites for continuous updating of material for study and researchThe second edition of NPH provides a unified approach to public health appropriate for all masters level students and practitioners specifically for courses in MPH programs, community health and preventive medicine programs, community health education programs, community health nursing programs, as well as programs for other medical professionals such as pharmacy, physiotherapy, and other public health courses. Specific courses include: Fundamentals of Public Health, Introduction to Public Health Policy, Philosophy of Public Health, History of Public Health, Public Health and Healthcare Management, New Technologies and Public Health, Genetics and Biotechnologies, Bio-preparedness and others.* 40% new material, including all new tables, figures, data, and chapter bibliographies* Updates based on the 2005 accreditation criteria of the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH)* Multiple case studies, chapter-ending bibliographies, and "recommended readings"* Includes detailed companion website featuring and instructors' guide, PowerPoint slides, case studies and much more
This book gives a unique analysis and interpretation of Caribbean culture that readers and scholars of cultural studies and geography in particular should find especially useful. The deeper meanings and manifestations of culture are explored through application of methods from new social theory. A central theme throughout the book is the central theme is that culture is pervasive, adaptable and a limiting dynamic that exists in plurality and accent within any context of place. Concepts of Caribbean culture and identity in social science and the humanities are critically appraised. Particularly, cultural perception and meaning of the Caribbean landscapes are examined as significant elements of culture that have been largely ignored in such work.
An exploration of timeless legends. First told centuries ago, the ancient myths of the Greeks and Romans continue to fascinate and influence the world today. The expanded edition of this popular guide examines why these legends remain an integral part of human history, citing their literary value, and their presence throughout popular culture in such works as J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter novels, and the Coen brothers' film O Brother, Where Art Thou?. Features a 50-page who's who glossary of classical mythological characters from both the Greek and Roman versions An updated look at recent movies and television series' based on mythology, including Helen of Troy, HBO's animated Odyssey, and the Disney Channel's Hercules
The second edition has been updated with all the key developments of the past three years, and includes new and expanded sections on digital video interfaces, DSP, DVD, video servers, automation systems, HDTV, 8-VSB modulation and the ATSC system.Richard Brice has worked as a senior design engineer in several of Europe's top broadcast equipment companies and has his own music production company.* A uniquely concise and readable guide to the technology of digital television* New edition includes more information on HDTV (high definition) and ATSC (Advanced Television Systems Committe) - the body that drew up the standards for Digital Television in the U.S.* Written by an engineer for engineers, technicians and technical staff
The fundamental question of objective versus subjective criteria in the establishment of regional systems in geography has long been debated. To address this conflict, the peninsular part of western France, known generally as “Brittany”, was chosen as a case study in regional methodology. The conflict between objectivity and subjectivity in regional analysis is considered and rational limits for the application of regionalizing techniques are suggested by factorial distributions. The physical, historical, cultural, and economic regional characteristics of Brittany and the manner in which these characteristics have set this region apart from the remainder of France throughout history are analyzed as well as how the range of the characteristics of Brittany commend themselves for consideration as significant regional determinants. A “Breton Index” is developed which applies various criteria to every canton in Brittany. The derivation and application of this “Breton Index” make a compelling case for the utilization of subjective criteria as the primary determinate for regional delimitation.
"Mastering Public Relations" takes a strategic management approach to exploring this complex and critical dimension of management and planning. This wide-ranging, detailed and highly readable insight into public relations includes multiple case studies and examples to provide a well-balanced interpretation of both theory and practice. The second edition has been revised throughout to include expanded sections on the history of PR, the use of the Internet for PR, the PR occupation and the future development of PR practice. It also contains more PR theory, extra case studies, and fully updated references and examples for a comprehensive introduction to this field.
Student Study Guide to accompany Concepts and Regions in Geography, 2nd Edition
The World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that India has the second largest number of smokers in the world after China.The present study was an attempt to assess the public understanding and support for smoke-free legislations and to ascertain the level of compliance of general public to Section 4 (prohibition of smoking in a public place) under COTPA in a district of North India. Around 25.3 % of the studied population was current smokers. Almost 33% perceive that smoking gives pleasure, 86% believes smoking is harmful for health, 68% perceive it as economic burden to family.Around 85% of studied population had knowledge about smoking ban at public places. Around 92.8 % of places have displayed “No- smoking” signage and 94.4% of places were found free of smoke. The simple and inexpensive methodology of study provided a reliable estimate of smoking in public places which can be easily replicable in other settings. The study can serve a useful tool to inform policy makers, enforcement officials, researchers and academicians across globe.
Book DescriptionManaging a software development project is a complex process. There are lots of deliverables to produce, standards and procedures to observe, plans and budgets to meet, and different people to manage. Project management doesn't just startand end with designing and building the system. Once you've specified, designed and built (or bought) the system it still needs to be properly tested, documented and settled into the live environment. This can seem like a maze to the inexperienced project manager, or even to the experienced project manager unused to a particular environment.A Hacker's Guide to Project Management acts as a guide through this maze. It's aimed specifically at those managing a project or leading a team for thefirst time, but it will also help more experienced managers who are either new to software development, or dealing with a new part of the software life-cycle. This book:describes the process of software development, how projects can fail and how to avoid those failuresoutlines the key skills of a good project manager, and provides practical advice on how to gain and deploy those skillstakes the reader step-by-step through the main stages of the project, explaining what must be done, and what must be avoided at each stagesuggests what to do if things start to go wrong!The book will also be useful to designers and architects, describing important design techniques, and discussing the important discipline of Software Architecture.This new edition:has been fully revised and updated to reflect current best practices in software developmentincludes a range of different life-cycle models and new design techniquesnow uses the UnifiedModelling Language throughoutFully revised and updated to reflect developments in the fieldModified structure to represent the iterative and incremental development methods which are now more common than the past 'waterfall' approachesNew content added that describes and advises on the major advances in software engineering in the last 8 years
As with any burgeoning technology that enjoys commercial attention, the use of data mining is surrounded by a great deal of hype. Exaggerated reports tell of secrets that can be uncovered by setting algorithms loose on oceans of data. But there is no magic in machine learning, no hidden power, no alchemy. Instead there is an identifiable body of practical techniques that can extract useful information from raw data. This book describes these techniques and shows how they work. The book is a major revision of the first edition that appeared in 1999. While the basic core remains the same, it has been updated to reflect the changes that have taken place over five years, and now has nearly double the references. The highlights for the new edition include thirty new technique sections; an enhanced Weka machine learning workbench, which now features an interactive interface; comprehensive information on neural networks; a new section on Bayesian networks; plus much more.* Authors, Ian Witten and Eibe Frank, are the recipients of the 2005 ACM SIGKDD Service Award* Algorithmic methods at the heart of successful data miningincluding tried and true techniques as well as leading edge methods* Performance improvement techniques that work by transforming the input or output* Downloadable Weka, a collection of machine learning algorithms for data mining tasks, including tools for data pre-processing, classification, regression, clustering, association rules, and visualizationin a new, interactive interface
This fully revised and updated second edition of Understanding Digital Libraries focuses on the challenges faced by both librarians and computer scientists in a field that has been dramatically altered by the growth of the Web.At every turn, the goal is practical: to show you how things you might need to do are already being done, or how they can be done. The first part of the book is devoted to technology and examines issues such as varying media requirements, indexing and classification, networks and distribution, and presentation. The second part of the book is concerned with the human contexts in which digital libraries function. Here youll find specific and useful information on usability, preservation, scientific applications, and thorny legal and economic questions. Useful for digital library projects in all kinds of settings, including commercial and community ventures, museums, research institutions, and schools. Covers the entire spectrum of media, including text, all kinds of images, audio, and video. Provides practical advice on achieving the best of what is possible while avoiding common pitfalls. Filled with case studies and references to valuable outside resources.
The book is based on a case study of Belgaum city. It gives a detailed insight on the importance of Stastical techniques, GIS and Remote Sensing in the field of Urban Geography. The surrounding boundary of the study unit is demarcated by applying Regional demarcation, Zone of influence, breaking point technique and ‘Gravity Potential Model’ of Reilly’s. Land use and land cover of Belgaum city and its surrounding is being studied from 1970 to 2010. The Land use and Land cover of the study unit exhibit two distinct patterns one is specific or defined land use and the other is mixed land use. The period of change analysis is divided into two epochs;the first epoch covers a period of thirty four years (1970-2004) while the second epoch concern to a period of Six years i.e., 2004 to 2010.The discussion shows that the amount of changes that have taken place in thirty four years (1970-2004) has taken place just within span of six years (2004-2010) which means the acceleration of changes is faster every year in the study area.