From Policy to Practice
In Asia, English is no longer a foreign language but a key resource for education, government, business and the general public. Whereas thirty years ago, British and American experts believed that the best way to improve the quality of English teaching was to cancel any programs below the secondary...
Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge
Effects on Agriculture, Biodiversity, and Ecological Processes
Series: Advances in Agroecology
By 2050, the global population of humans is predicted to increase by 35%. Approximately 70 % more food may be required, and this will take place against a backdrop of 15-40% land degradation. This book examines land use intensification and biodiversity conservation and its impacts. It also...
Published July 25th 2012 by CRC Press
The increase in rail disasters in recent years has highlighted the importance of preemptive protocol to avoid such tragedies. In this book leading experts address all major aspects of contemporary rail safety and security issues. Case studies of transit disasters—including the London Underground...
Published June 14th 2012 by CRC Press
The relationship between food and development has always been controversial. Over the last thirty years, development in the north and south has failed to deliver people a decent diet. While some people have too little food and die as a consequence, some people have too much food and die from...
Published March 14th 2012 by Routledge
A Moral and Psychological Examination of Cyberspace
Cyberspace is composed of a multitude of different spaces where users can represent themselves in many divergent ways. Why in a video game, is it more acceptable to murder or maim than rape? After all, in each case, it is only pixels that are being assaulted. This book avoids wrestling with the...
Published March 11th 2012 by Routledge
This book provides readers with the knowledge in fundamentals of nanoelectronic devices. The authors build the principles of nanoelectronic devices based on those of microelectronic devices wherever possible and introduce the inherently nanoelectronic principles gradually. They briefly review of...
Published February 5th 2012 by Pan Stanford Publishing
Water Treatment and Applications
Plasma methods that effectively combine ultraviolet radiation, active chemicals, and high electric fields offer an alternative to conventional water treatment methods. However, knowledge of the electric breakdown of liquids has not kept pace with this increasing interest, mostly due to the...
Published January 23rd 2012 by CRC Press
The promise, embraced by governments around the world, is that the knowledge economy will provide knowledge workers with a degree of autonomy and permission to think which enables them to be creative and to attract high incomes. What credence should we give to this promise? The current economic...
Published January 5th 2012 by Routledge
Human faces are unique biological structures that convey a complex variety of important social messages. Even strangers can tell things from our faces – our feelings, our locus of attention, something of what we are saying, our age, sex and ethnic group, whether they find us attractive. In...
Published December 21st 2011 by Psychology Press
Designing Management Control Systems that Deliver Value
Local Government is an area where management skills are tested to the extreme. With political considerations evident both locally and nationally, managing resources can be complex and subject to change. This book introduces new concepts and new ways of doing business that can greatly enhance the...
Published December 19th 2011 by Routledge