Barefoot Global Health Diplomacy

Barefoot Global Health Diplomacy
Author: Sebastian Kevany
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2020-11-26
ISBN 10: 0128186828
ISBN 13: 9780128186824
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barefoot Global Health Diplomacy Book Review:

Barefoot Global Health Diplomacy: Field Experiences in International Relations, Security, and Public Health Epidemics fills real-world gaps in training for those destined to work on health and health systems in challenging, resource-deprived environments. Key topics include global health programs and individual adaptability for developing country settings, the interface between different actors in the global health diplomacy realm (e.g. ambassadors, embassies and the military), the ethical and economic implications of global health diplomacy at the service delivery level, the definition and illustration of the ‘smart global health’ paradigm, and the essential elements for individuals and organizations to design and deliver advances in international relations and altruism. This book provides an accessible, practical resource on advanced aspects of global health program design and delivery for global health practitioners and other international staff working on public health initiatives and programs in developing countries. Offers an innovative, accessible field guide for global health workers in diplomatic aspects of their work Provides helpful insight on how to resolve ethical dilemmas in global health (e.g. resource allocation decisions) Maintains a high level of focus on advanced aspects of global health program design and delivery

Global Health Diplomacy

Global Health Diplomacy
Author: Ilona Kickbusch,Graham Lister,Michaela Told,Nick Drager
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2012-12-09
ISBN 10: 1461454018
ISBN 13: 9781461454014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Health Diplomacy Book Review:

The world’s problems are indeed world problems: social and environmental crises, global trade and politics, and major epidemics are making public health a pressing global concern. From this constantly changing scenario, global health diplomacy has evolved, at the intersection of public health, international relations, law, economics, and management—a new discipline with transformative potential. Global Health Diplomacy situates this concept firmly within the human rights dialogue and provides a solid framework for understanding global health issues and their negotiation. This up-to-the-minute guide sets out defining principles and the current agenda of the field, and examines key relationships such as between trade and health diplomacy, and between global health and environmental issues. The processes of global governance are detailed as the UN, WHO, and other multinational actors work to address health inequalities among the world’s peoples. And to ensure maximum usefulness, the text includes plentiful examples, discussion questions, reading lists, and a glossary. Featured topics include: The legal basis of global health agreements and negotiations. Global public goods as a foundation for global health diplomacy. Global health: a human security perspective. Health issues and foreign policy at the UN. National strategies for global health. South-south cooperation and other new models of development. A volume of immediate utility with a potent vision for the future, Global Health Diplomacy is an essential text for public health experts and diplomats as well as schools of public health and international affairs.

Banana George

Banana George
Author: Karen Putz
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2018-04-24
ISBN 10: 9781683507857
ISBN 13: 1683507851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Biocene

The Biocene
Author: Vikram Shyam
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-10-01
ISBN 10: 0128189363
ISBN 13: 9780128189368
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biocene Book Review:

The Biocene: The Age of New Life Beyond Evolution examines how humans solve our biggest challenges using artificial intelligence and living systems, assimilating all natural data, living machines and synthetic life. The book provides a brief history of biomimetics extending back to pre-Bronze Age hominins, offering a new perspective on the value of fossils and the role of biomimetics in advancing AI beyond the use of bio-inspired algorithms. Readers are introduced to the Periodic Table of Life as a groundbreaking tool that aims to automate innovation, along with new fields, including physioteleology and how they relate to AI, blockchains and bio-inspiration. This book is an important resource for researchers and academics studying evolution, life sciences, and their new-age relation to technology such as AI. This book will appeal to advanced students interested in subjects such as biomimetics and integrated biosciences programs. Inspects biomimetics through a scientific lens and presents an approach to automated innovation Discusses unexplored areas of biomimetics, including paleomimetics, anthropomimetics and criteria for selecting biological methods Provides the potential for bio-inspiration in developing new AI technologies

Mr Science and Chairman Mao s Cultural Revolution

Mr  Science and Chairman Mao s Cultural Revolution
Author: Chunjuan Nancy Wei,Darryl E. Brock
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0739149741
ISBN 13: 9780739149744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mr Science and Chairman Mao s Cultural Revolution Book Review:

"Contributors approach the challenge of interpreting the science and technology of Chairman Mao's Cultural Revolution from different viewpoints, some as China-based scholars, others in the United States, and representing views of historians, political scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, literary scholars, and mathematicians. These scholars also represent a spectrum regarding their sense for the Cultural Revolution, ranging from skeptics who perceive little in the way of innovation or benefit from that period, to those who are agnostic, seeking evidence for S&T innovation, and others who lived through the Cultural Revolution, arguing the world has much yet to learn from socialist science"--

Global Health Watch 2

Global Health Watch 2
Author: People's Health Movement
Publsiher: Zed Books
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2008-09-01
ISBN 10: 9781848130357
ISBN 13: 184813035X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Health Watch 2 Book Review:

In an increasingly integrated, globalised world with new cross-border threats to health, widening disparities in both health and access to health care, and an unacceptable level of human suffering and premature mortality in developing countries, civil society actors are asking, why is so little progress being made by global health actors? Like its critically acclaimed predecessor, the second edition of Global Health Watch covers a comprehensive range of topics, including access to medicines, mental health, water and sanitation, nutrition, and war and conflict. Unlike other reports on global health, it also draws attention to the politics of global health and the policies and actions of key actors. Global Health Watch 2 includes chapters on the United States foreign assistance programme, the Gates Foundation, the World Bank, the World Health Organization and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS,Tuberculosis and Malaria. Global Health Watch 2 is not only an educational resource for health professionals and activists, it also makes clear the need for global health advocates to engage in lobbying many key actors to do better and to do more, whilst resisting those that do harm.

The Transition Handbook

The Transition Handbook
Author: Rob Hopkins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN 10: 9780857842152
ISBN 13: 0857842153
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Transition Handbook Book Review:

The Transition Handbook is a ground-breaking book that shows how we can move from feeling anxiety and fear in the face of "peak oil" to developing a positive vision and taking practical action to create a more self-reliant existence.

The Brothers Karamazov

The Brothers Karamazov
Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publsiher: Graphic Arts Books
Total Pages: 890
Release: 2020-10-06
ISBN 10: 151326821X
ISBN 13: 9781513268217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Brothers Karamazov Book Review:

Three brothers and their relations in 19th century Russia provide the base for a sweeping epic overview of human striving, folly and hope. First published in 1880, The Brothers Karamazov is a landmark work in every respect. Revolving around shiftless father Fyodor Pavlovich Karamazov are the fates of his three sons, each of whom has fortunes entwined with the others. The eldest son, Dimitri, seeks an inheritance from his father and becomes his rival in love. Ivan, the second son, is so at odds with the world that he is driven near to madness, while the youngest, Alexi, is a man of faith and a natural optimist. These personalities are drawn out and tested in a crucible of conflict and emotion as the author forces upon them fundamental questions of morality, faith, reason and responsibility. This charged situation is pushed to its limit by the addition of the unthinkable, murder and possible patricide. Using shifting viewpoints and delving into the minds of his characters, Dostoevsky adopted fresh techniques to tell his wide-reaching story with power and startling effectiveness. The Brothers Karamazov remains one of the most respected and celebrated novels in all literature and continues to reward readers beyond expectation. With an eye-catching new cover, and professionally typeset manuscript, this edition of The Brothers Karamazov is both modern and readable.

Remnant Population

Remnant Population
Author: Elizabeth Moon
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2003-09-30
ISBN 10: 0345462203
ISBN 13: 9780345462206
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Remnant Population Book Review:

Finalist for the Hugo Award • “Ofelia—tough, kind, wise and unwise, fond of food, tired of foolish people—is one of the most probable heroines science fiction has ever known.”—Ursula K. Le Guin For forty years, Colony 3245.12 has been Ofelia’s home. On this planet far away in space and time from the world of her youth, she has lived and loved, weathered the death of her husband, raised her one surviving child, lovingly tended her garden, and grown placidly old. And it is here that she fully expects to finish out her days—until the shifting corporate fortunes of the Sims Bancorp Company dictates that Colony 3245.12 is to be disbanded, its residents shipped off, deep in cryo-sleep, to somewhere new and strange and not of their choosing. But while her fellow colonists grudgingly anticipate a difficult readjustment on some distant world, Ofelia savors the promise of a golden opportunity. Not starting over in the hurly-burly of a new community . . . but closing out her life in blissful solitude, in the place she has no intention of leaving. A population of one. With everything she needs to sustain her, and her independent spirit to buoy her, Ofelia actually does start life over–for the first time on her own terms: free of the demands, the judgments, and the petty tyrannies of others. But when a reconnaissance ship returns to her idyllic domain, and its crew is mysteriously slaughtered, Ofelia realizes she is not the sole inhabitant of her paradise after all. And, when the inevitable time of first contact finally arrives, she will find her life changed yet again—in ways she could never have imagined. . . . “Pure satisfaction from cover to cover.”—Anne McCaffrey

21st Century Global Health Diplomacy

21st Century Global Health Diplomacy
Author: Thomas E. Novotny,Ilona Kickbusch
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9814355178
ISBN 13: 9789814355179
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

21st Century Global Health Diplomacy Book Review:

Global health diplomacy begins with a recognition that the most effective international health interventions are carried out with sensitivity to historical, political, social, economic, and cultural differences. It focuses on the interplay of globalization, economic interdependence, social justice, and the enlightened self-interests of nations. Global health diplomacy can help sustain peace and economic stability in a globalized world, but the skills necessary for this endeavour are not taught in standard health sciences curricula or in Foreign Service academies. However, they bear directly on the success of international health cooperation, be it from the global north to the global south or south-to-south cooperation. Global health diplomacy can be a critical pathway to assure good global governance and improved international relations among the great powers and between these powers and the developing world. It can be a mechanism to avert conflict and to augment health, peace, solidarity, economic progress, and multinational cooperation.

Without Precedent

Without Precedent
Author: Joel Richard Paul
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2018-02-20
ISBN 10: 0525533273
ISBN 13: 9780525533276
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Without Precedent Book Review:

The remarkable story of John Marshall who, as chief justice, statesman, and diplomat, played a pivotal role in the founding of the United States. No member of America's Founding Generation had a greater impact on the Constitution and the Supreme Court than John Marshall, and no one did more to preserve the delicate unity of the fledgling United States. From the nation's founding in 1776 and for the next forty years, Marshall was at the center of every political battle. As Chief Justice of the United States - the longest-serving in history - he established the independence of the judiciary and the supremacy of the federal Constitution and courts. As the leading Federalist in Virginia, he rivaled his cousin Thomas Jefferson in influence. As a diplomat and secretary of state, he defended American sovereignty against France and Britain, counseled President John Adams, and supervised the construction of the city of Washington. D.C. This is the astonishing true story of how a rough-cut frontiersman - born in Virginia in 1755 and with little formal education - invented himself as one of the nation's preeminent lawyers and politicians who then reinvented the Constitution to forge a stronger nation. Without Precedent is the engrossing account of the life and times of this exceptional man, who with cunning, imagination, and grace shaped America's future as he held together the Supreme Court, the Constitution, and the country itself.

Understanding Media

Understanding Media
Author: Marshall McLuhan
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2016-09-04
ISBN 10: 9781537430058
ISBN 13: 153743005X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Media Book Review:

When first published, Marshall McLuhan's Understanding Media made history with its radical view of the effects of electronic communications upon man and life in the twentieth century.

Thought Economics

Thought Economics
Author: Vikas Shah
Publsiher: Michael O'Mara Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-02-04
ISBN 10: 1789292670
ISBN 13: 9781789292671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thought Economics Book Review:

'Stimulating, intelligent and enjoyable discussions of the most important issues of our day.' STEVEN PINKER 'From entrepreneurs to athletes, and world leaders to entertainers, this is a fascinating collection of interviews with some of the world's most influential individuals.' MARK CUBAN 'Thought Economics is a fine rebuke to the soundbite culture; these interviews are driven by real curiosity, and there is a wealth of wisdom here.' EDWARD STOURTON ________________________ Since 2007, entrepreneur and philanthropist Vikas Shah has been on a mission to interview the people shaping our century. Including conversations with Nobel prizewinners, business leaders, politicians, artists and Olympians, he has been in the privileged position of questioning the minds that matter on the big issues that concern us all. We often talk of war and conflict, the economy, culture, technology and revolutions as if they are something other than us. But all these things are a product of us - of our ideas, our dreams and our fears. We live in fast-moving and extraordinary times, and the changes we're experiencing now, in these first decades of the twenty-first century, feel particularly poignant as decisions are made that will inform our existence for years to come. What started out as a personal interest in the mechanisms that inform our views of the world, and a passion for understanding, has grown into a phenomenal compilation of once-in-a-lifetime conversations. In this incredible collection, Shah shares some of his most emotive and insightful interviews to date.

Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn
Author: Stephenie Meyer
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 768
Release: 2008-08-02
ISBN 10: 0316032832
ISBN 13: 9780316032834
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking Dawn Book Review:

In the explosive finale to the epic romantic saga, Bella has one final choice to make. Should she stay mortal and strengthen her connection to the werewolves, or leave it all behind to become a vampire? When you loved the one who was killing you, it left you no options. How could you run, how could you fight, when doing so would hurt that beloved one? If your life was all you had to give, how could you not give it? If it was someone you truly loved? To be irrevocably in love with a vampire is both fantasy and nightmare woven into a dangerously heightened reality for Bella Swan. Pulled in one direction by her intense passion for Edward Cullen, and in another by her profound connection to werewolf Jacob Black, a tumultuous year of temptation, loss, and strife have led her to the ultimate turning point. Her imminent choice to either join the dark but seductive world of immortals or to pursue a fully human life has become the thread from which the fates of two tribes hangs. This astonishing, breathlessly anticipated conclusion to the Twilight Saga illuminates the secrets and mysteries of this spellbinding romantic epic. It's here! #1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with the highly anticipated companion, Midnight Sun: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time "A literary phenomenon." -- The New York Times

Empress Dowager Cixi

Empress Dowager Cixi
Author: Jung Chang
Publsiher: Random House Canada
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN 10: 0307363120
ISBN 13: 9780307363121
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Empress Dowager Cixi Book Review:

From the beloved, internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans, and co-author of the bestselling Mao: The Unknown Story, the dramatic, epic biography of the unusual woman who ruled China for 50 years, from concubine to Empress, overturning centuries of traditions and formalities to bring China into the modern world. A woman, an Empress of immense wealth who was largely a prisoner within the compound walls of her palaces, a mother, a ruthless enemy, and a brilliant strategist: Chang makes a compelling case that Cixi was one of the most formidable and enlightened rulers of any nation. Cixi led an intense and singular life. Chosen at the age of 12 to be a concubine by the Emperor Xianfeng, she gave birth to his only male heir who at four was designated Emperor when his father died in 1861. In a brilliant move, the young woman enlisted the help of the Emperor's widow and the two women orchestrated a coup that ousted the regents and made Cixi sole Regent. Untrained and untaught, the two studied history and politics together, ruling the huge nation from behind a curtain. When her boy died, Cixi designated a young nephew as Emperor, continuing her reign till her death in 1908. Chang gives us a complex, riveting portrait of Cixi through a reign as long as that of her fellow Empress, Victoria, whom she longed to meet: her ruthlessness in fighting off rivals; her curiosity to learn; her reliance on Westerners who she placed in key positions; and her sensitivity and desire to preserve the distinctiveness of China's past while overturning traditions (she, as Chang reveals--not Mao, as he claimed--banned footbinding) and exposing its culture to western ideas and technology.

Paper Towns

Paper Towns
Author: John Green
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 140884818X
ISBN 13: 9781408848180
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paper Towns Book Review:

Special edition slipcase edition of John Green's Paper Towns, with pop-up paper town. From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.

A Little History of the World

A Little History of the World
Author: E. H. Gombrich
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-10-01
ISBN 10: 0300213972
ISBN 13: 9780300213973
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Little History of the World Book Review:

E. H. Gombrich's Little History of the World, though written in 1935, has become one of the treasures of historical writing since its first publication in English in 2005. The Yale edition alone has now sold over half a million copies, and the book is available worldwide in almost thirty languages. Gombrich was of course the best-known art historian of his time, and his text suggests illustrations on every page. This illustrated edition of the Little History brings together the pellucid humanity of his narrative with the images that may well have been in his mind's eye as he wrote the book. The two hundred illustrations—most of them in full color—are not simple embellishments, though they are beautiful. They emerge from the text, enrich the author's intention, and deepen the pleasure of reading this remarkable work. For this edition the text is reset in a spacious format, flowing around illustrations that range from paintings to line drawings, emblems, motifs, and symbols. The book incorporates freshly drawn maps, a revised preface, and a new index. Blending high-grade design, fine paper, and classic binding, this is both a sumptuous gift book and an enhanced edition of a timeless account of human history.

Start up Nation

Start up Nation
Author: Dan Senor,Saul Singer
Publsiher: Twelve
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2011-09-07
ISBN 10: 1455503460
ISBN 13: 9781455503469
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Start up Nation Book Review:

START-UP NATION addresses the trillion dollar question: How is it that Israel-- a country of 7.1 million, only 60 years old, surrounded by enemies, in a constant state of war since its founding, with no natural resources-- produces more start-up companies than large, peaceful, and stable nations like Japan, China, India, Korea, Canada and the UK? With the savvy of foreign policy insiders, Senor and Singer examine the lessons of the country's adversity-driven culture, which flattens hierarchy and elevates informality-- all backed up by government policies focused on innovation. In a world where economies as diverse as Ireland, Singapore and Dubai have tried to re-create the "Israel effect", there are entrepreneurial lessons well worth noting. As America reboots its own economy and can-do spirit, there's never been a better time to look at this remarkable and resilient nation for some impressive, surprising clues.

Brand New Justice

Brand New Justice
Author: Simon Anholt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2006-08-11
ISBN 10: 1136426086
ISBN 13: 9781136426087
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brand New Justice Book Review:

Recently vilified as the prime dynamic driving home the breach between poor and rich nations, here the branding process is rehabilitated as a potential saviour of the economically underprivileged. Brand New Justice, now in a revised paperback edition, systematically analyses the success stories of the Top Thirteen nations, demonstrating that their wealth is based on the 'last mile' of the commercial process: buying raw materials and manufacturing cheaply in third world countries, these countries realise their lucrative profits by adding value through finishing, packaging and marketing and then selling the branded product on to the end-user at a hugely inflated price. The use of sophisticated global media techniques alongside a range of creative marketing activities are the lynchpins of this process. Applying his observations on economic history and the development and impact of global marketing, Anholt presents a cogent plan for developing nations to benefit from globalization. So long the helpless victim of capitalist trading systems, he shows that they can cross the divide and graduate from supplier nation to producer nation. Branding native produce on a global scale, making a commercial virtue out of perceived authenticity and otherness and fully capitalising on the 'last mile' benefits are key to this graduation and fundamental to forging a new global economic balance. Anholt argues with a forceful logic, but also backs his hypothesis with enticing glimpses of this process actually beginning to take place. Examining activities in India, Thailand, Russia and Africa among others, he shows the risks, challenges and pressures inherent in 'turning the tide', but above all he demonstrates the very real possibility of enlightened capitalism working as a force for good in global terms.

Nidotherapy

Nidotherapy
Author: Peter Tyrer,Helen Tyrer
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2018-12-31
ISBN 10: 1911623052
ISBN 13: 9781911623052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nidotherapy Book Review:

With universal application, nidotherapy is a treatment and a set of principles both fully explained in this comprehensive guide.