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´´This is a crucial and timely book on ethics in engineering and science by one of the world´s foremost ethicists of technology and society. Every engineering department should read and use this book for planning their curricula.´´--Stephen R. Barley, University of California, Santa Barbara´´The Ethical Engineer offers a highly original and rich conceptual portrait of the many ethical facets of engineering practice today. Through a sophisticated analysis of issues encountered in a vast array of context-specific domains and engineering fields, this book offers powerful and much-needed tools to equip engineers with an ethical mindset that informs their understanding and guides them in their day-to-day professional conduct.´´--Rafael Pardo, director of the BBVA Foundation´´Engineering and science are among the strongest of social forces, but with their long latency, the good and bad resulting from these fields can be difficult to foresee. Nuclear weapons, combustion engines, chemistry-based agriculture, the internet, and machine intelligence--all are examples of areas posing ethical challenges for society and the educational institutions tasked with the development of citizenship. Timely and welcome, The Ethical Engineer articulates thoughtful, robust approaches to such complex issues.´´--Sandip Tiwari, Cornell University´´McGinn has written a highly accessible and very useful guide for courses on engineering ethics. Students will acquire a sense of the issues they should be concerned with as well as a feel for the challenges they will face as engineers. There is no other book quite like this one, and it will be a boon to engineering education everywhere.´´--Daniel Doneson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology´´This tremendously valuable book does a good job of distilling contemporary issues in engineering ethics and of making the case that ethics must be included in an engineer´s education. The book effectively incorporates theory, examples, and resources and demonstrates that engineering ethics is continuously evolving.´´--Raluca Scarlat, University of Wisconsin?Madison´´In the past, I have struggled to find a book that contains engineering ethics cases with adequate ethical review and analysis. The Ethical Engineer has them and I would recommend it for classroom use.´´--Dianne Quigley, Brown University
Events Management 1e John Beech, Sebastian Kaiser and Robert Kaspar The Business of Events Management provides an accessible and lively introduction to the practice of managing an event, festival, conference or congress. Written by a team of international experts, the book incorporates the latest thinking in events management and highlights key theories, concepts and models by using a range of case studies and examples. This book will enable you to: Manage the financial aspects of events management Understand the impact of events on built and natural environments Explain the role of volunteers in an event and understand the challenges that managing them involves Understand the key issues in planning and designing a venue Each chapter features a real-life case study to illustrate key concepts and place theory in a practical context, as well as preparing students to tackle any challenges they may face in managing events. Case studies include the Edinburgh International Festival, the 2010 Winter Olympics and Indian Premier League Cricket.
Volume 38 of Reviews in Mineralogy provides detailed reviews of various aspects of the mineralogy and geochemistry of uranium. We have attempted to produce a volume that incorporates most important aspects of uranium in natural systems, while providing some insight into important applications of uranium mineralogy and geochemistry to environmental problems. The result is a blend of perspectives and themes: historical (Chapter 1), crystal structures (Chapter 2), systematic mineralogy and paragenesis (Chapters 3 and 7), the genesis of uranium ore deposits (Chapters 4 and 6), the geochemical behavior of uranium and other actinides in natural fluids (Chapter 5), environmental aspects of uranium such as microbial effects, groundwater contamination and disposal of nuclear waste (Chapters 8, 9 and 10), and various analytical techniques applied to uranium-bearing phases (Chapters 11-14).This volume was written in preparation for a short course by the same title, sponsored by the Mineralogical Society of America, October 22 and 23, 1999 in Golden, Colorado, prior to MSA´s joint annual meeting with the Geological Society of America.
This book focuses on hematopoietic and lymphoid neoplasms that initially present as peripheral blood abnormalities, with either cytopenias or elevated peripheral blood counts, as well as non-neoplastic conditions that may raise concern for a hematologic malignancy. The scope of the book includes myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN), mixed myelodysplastic/myeloproliferative neoplasms (MDS/MPN), as well as lymphomas and lymphoid leukemias that typically present initially with peripheral blood abnormalities. Within each category, a comprehensive list of differential diagnoses is discussed. For each disease entity, the reader is updated with new molecular genetic data, biomarkers, and recent applications of immunophenotyping, and how to incorporate the new information in disease diagnosis and classifications is illustrated, including the use of diagnostic algorithms where appropriate. The book employs the revised WHO Classification of Hematopoietic Neoplasms for all disease entities. Diagnosis of Blood and Bone Marrow Disorders will serve as a very useful resource for pathologists, pathologists in training, hematologists and medical technologists who are involved in the clinical work-up of patients with bone marrow and blood neoplasms. It will provide a practical and concise yet comprehensive review.
Libertarianism is a synopsis of the origins of the Libertarian Party. It details the various political agendas that have attempted to incorporate themselves into the mindset of Libertarians. 1. Language: English. Narrator: David Roberts. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030405/bk_acx0_030405_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Two Beethovian Sketches outlines a new look at Beethoven, from the pen of Robert W. Smith. A strikingly lovely string and piano setting of the ever popular Moonlight Sonata is featured first. Smith´s impressions of the famous Diabelli Variations follow in the second sketch. A great addition to any concert and a wonderful way to incorporate a student pianist in the program.
´´She’d seen it before. The new guy pushes the incumbent hard for a few months, creates problems, and then brings in someone from his old company to replace the failure. Was he there to test her and teach her, or to toss her out at the first sign of trouble?” (The Offsite) Drawing on the leadership theories from the bestselling classic, The Leadership Challenge, Robert Thompson effortlessly incorporates Jim Kouzes and Barry Posner’s time-tested concepts into a winning fable of leadership and growth. This dramatic tale of transition centers on a three-day meeting of two former rival pharmaceutical companies taking the first step towards creating a joint sales strategy. Told through the perspective of participants from both camps, they come to rely on The Five Practices that form the heart of The Leadership Challenge: Model the Way Inspire a Shared Vision Challenge the Process Enable Others to Act Encourage the Heart Exploring the dynamics of a company offsite with humor and insight, Thompson addresses the fears and concerns many participants have, especially around 360-degree feedback, the key component of The Leadership Challenge model and workshops. An invaluable audio book for anyone planning to attend (or produce) a leadership training retreat, The Offsite also provides a succinct introduction to The Leadership Challenge for professionals, at all levels, who want to hone their leadership skills. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Shannon Parks, Sean Pratt. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000706/bk_gdan_000706_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Traditional economics measures the ways in which we spend our income, but doesn´t attribute worth to the crucial human interactions that give our lives meaning. Clair Brown, an economics professor at U.C. Berkeley and a practicing Buddhist, has developed a holistic model, one based on the notion that quality of life should be measured by more than national income. Brown advocates an approach to organizing the economy that embraces rather than skirts questions of values, sustainability, and equity. Complementing the award-winning work of Jeffrey Sachs and Bill McKibben, and the paradigm-breaking spirit of Amartya Sen, Robert Reich, and Thomas Piketty, Brown incorporates the Buddhist emphasis on interdependence, shared prosperity, and happiness into her vision for a sustainable and compassionate world. Buddhist Economics leads us to think mindfully as we go about our daily activities, and offers a way to appreciate how our actions affect the well-being of those around us. By replacing the endless cycle of desire with more positive collective activities, we can make our lives more meaningful as well as happier. Inspired by the popular course Professor Brown teaches at U.C. Berkeley, Buddhist Economics represents an enlightened approach to our modern world infused with ancient wisdom, with benefits both personal and global, for generations to come. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Janet Metzger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/029834/bk_adbl_029834_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
She´s entered the cultural mainstream, been immortalized in rap songs, and is probably brunching with friends right now, bragging about her new Louis Vuitton-she´s a leech, more commonly known as a gold digger. But what about the man who supports her? How did that Poor Sucker end up footing the bill, and what can he do to free himself from financial abuse? Poor-Sucker Syndrome: The Story about Leeches and the Men That Feed Them sheds light on the emotional deceit of gold diggers and how men so haplessly fall for their calculated charms. In this unique self-help book, written with warmth, wit, and sharp observations of the push and pull between the sexes, Mitch Vandell gives name to and breaks down this widely familiar yet rarely recognized social affliction. Using humorous case studies with theories that incorporate psychology, social anthropology, and economic theory, Poor-Sucker Syndrome explores the enablers and risk factors involved in contracting the syndrome. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert Armin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/027340/bk_acx0_027340_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.