Information Resources in Toxicology

Information Resources in Toxicology
Author: Steve Gilbert,Asish Mohapatra,Sol Bobst,Antoinette Hayes,Sara T. Humes
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1054
Release: 2020-05-16
ISBN 10: 0128137258
ISBN 13: 9780128137253
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Information Resources in Toxicology Book Review:

This new fifth edition of Information Resources in Toxicology offers a consolidated entry portal for the study, research, and practice of toxicology. Both volumes represents a unique, wide-ranging, curated, international, annotated bibliography, and directory of major resources in toxicology and allied fields such as environmental and occupational health, chemical safety, and risk assessment. The editors and authors are among the leaders of the profession sharing their cumulative wisdom in toxicology’s subdisciplines. This edition keeps pace with the digital world in directing and linking readers to relevant websites and other online tools. Due to the increasing size of the hardcopy publication, the current edition has been divided into two volumes to make it easier to handle and consult. Volume 1: Background, Resources, and Tools, arranged in 5 parts, begins with chapters on the science of toxicology, its history, and informatics framework in Part 1. Part 2 continues with chapters organized by more specific subject such as cancer, clinical toxicology, genetic toxicology, etc. The categorization of chapters by resource format, for example, journals and newsletters, technical reports, organizations constitutes Part 3. Part 4 further considers toxicology’s presence via the Internet, databases, and software tools. Among the miscellaneous topics in the concluding Part 5 are laws and regulations, professional education, grants and funding, and patents. Volume 2: The Global Arena offers contributed chapters focusing on the toxicology contributions of over 40 countries, followed by a glossary of toxicological terms and an appendix of popular quotations related to the field. The book, offered in both print and electronic formats, is carefully structured, indexed, and cross-referenced to enable users to easily find answers to their questions or serendipitously locate useful knowledge they were not originally aware they needed. Among the many timely topics receiving increased emphasis are disaster preparedness, nanotechnology, -omics, risk assessment, societal implications such as ethics and the precautionary principle, climate change, and children’s environmental health. Introductory chapters provide a backdrop to the science of toxicology, its history, the origin and status of toxicoinformatics, and starting points for identifying resources. Offers an extensive array of chapters organized by subject, each highlighting resources such as journals, databases,organizations, and review articles. Includes chapters with an emphasis on format such as government reports, general interest publications, blogs, and audiovisuals. Explores recent internet trends, web-based databases, and software tools in a section on the online environment. Concludes with a miscellany of special topics such as laws and regulations, chemical hazard communication resources, careers and professional education, K-12 resources, funding, poison control centers, and patents. Paired with Volume Two, which focuses on global resources, this set offers the most comprehensive compendium of print, digital, and organizational resources in the toxicological sciences with over 120 chapters contributions by experts and leaders in the field.

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh
Author: Maureen Gallery Kovacs
Publsiher: Stanford University Press
Total Pages: 122
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9780804717113
ISBN 13: 0804717117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Epic of Gilgamesh Book Review:

Since the discovery over one hundred years ago of a body of Mesopotamian poetry preserved on clay tablets, what has come to be known as the Epic of Gilgamesh has been considered a masterpiece of ancient literature. It recounts the deeds of a hero-king of ancient Mesopotamia, following him through adventures and encounters with men and gods alike. Yet the central concerns of the Epic lie deeper than the lively and exotic story line: they revolve around a man’s eternal struggle with the limitations of human nature, and encompass the basic human feelings of lonliness, friendship, love, loss, revenge, and the fear of oblivion of death. These themes are developed in a distinctly Mesopotamian idiom, to be sure, but with a sensitivity and intensity that touch the modern reader across the chasm of three thousand years. This translation presents the Epic to the general reader in a clear narrative.

Over Where

Over Where
Author: Mary Maier
Publsiher: Building Block Books
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2019-07-07
ISBN 10: 9781944201180
ISBN 13: 1944201181
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Over Where Book Review:

Go on a journey with Sheep to deliver flowers to all of his friends, but be warned--ACHOOOO! Sheep is allergic and every time she sneezes her shoes go flying. Can you help Sheep find all four shoes (and more) at each location? Use prepositions like next-to, behind and underneath to answer Sheep's where questions. This is yet another fun and interactive book designed to enhance expressive language skills.

History of Civilizations of Central Asia

History of Civilizations of Central Asia
Author: Unesco
Publsiher: UNESCO
Total Pages: 485
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 9231034677
ISBN 13: 9789231034671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

History of Civilizations of Central Asia Book Review:

Part One: The Historical, Social and Economic SettingDuring the eight centuries covered in this volume, the new faith of Islam arose in Arabia and gradually spread eastwards and northwards, eventually affecting much of Central Asia, the southern fringes of Siberia and the eastern regions of China. These were also the centuries in which nomadic and military empires arose in the heart of Asia, impinging on the history of adjacent, well-established civilizations and cultures (China, India, Islamic Western Asia and Christian eastern and central Europe) to an unparalleled extent. Lamaist Buddhism established itself inthe Mongolian region and in Tibet and Islam among the Turkish people of Transoxania, southern Siberia and Xinjiang. It was in Eastern Europe, above all in Russia, that the Turco-Mongol Golden Horde was to have a major, enduring influence on the course of the region's history.

Globalization on Trial

Globalization on Trial
Author: Farhang Rajaee,International Development Research Centre (Canada)
Publsiher: IDRC
Total Pages: 149
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 0889369097
ISBN 13: 9780889369092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization on Trial Book Review:

Globalization on Trial challenges the conventional view that equates globalization with the expansion of the capitalist economic system. With a broad historical and holistic brush, the author presents a view of globalization that is both multidisciplinary and multicultural. What opportunities must we seize? What dangers must we overcome? Rajaee examines human governance and the paradox of globalism and nationalism (or "nativism"), providing a particularly fresh perspective on Islamic civilization. He also focuses on our education system and how it will have to adapt to meet the new challenges.

The Interpretation of Cultures

The Interpretation of Cultures
Author: Clifford Geertz
Publsiher: Basic Books
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2017-08-15
ISBN 10: 0465093566
ISBN 13: 9780465093564
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Interpretation of Cultures Book Review:

In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Conflict Security and the Reshaping of Society

Conflict  Security and the Reshaping of Society
Author: Alessandro Dal Lago,Salvatore Palidda
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-07-13
ISBN 10: 1136933417
ISBN 13: 9781136933417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conflict Security and the Reshaping of Society Book Review:

A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via as well as the OAPEN Library platform, It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license and is part of the OAPEN-UK research project. This book is an examination of the effect of contemporary wars (such as the 'War on Terror') on civil life at a global level. Contemporary literature on war is mainly devoted to recent changes in the theory and practice of warfare, particular those in which terrorists or insurgents are involved (for example, the 'revolution in military affairs', 'small wars', and so on). On the other hand, today's research on security is focused, among other themes, on the effects of the war on terrorism, and on civil liberties and social control. This volume connects these two fields of research, showing how 'war' and 'security' tend to exchange targets and forms of action as well as personnel (for instance, the spreading use of private contractors in wars and of military experts in the 'struggle for security') in modern society. This shows how, contrary to Clausewitz's belief war should be conceived of as a "continuation of politics by other means", the opposite statement is also true: that politics, insofar as it concerns security, can be defined as the 'continuation of war by other means'. This book will be of much interest to students of critical security studies, war and conflict studies, terrorism studies, sociology and IR in general. Salvatore Palidda is Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Education at the University of Genoa. Alessandro Dal Lago is Professor of Sociology of Culture and Communication at the University of Genoa.

Plan B 4 0 Mobilizing to Save Civilization Substantially Revised

Plan B 4 0  Mobilizing to Save Civilization  Substantially Revised
Author: Lester R. Brown
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2009-10-05
ISBN 10: 0393337197
ISBN 13: 9780393337198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plan B 4 0 Mobilizing to Save Civilization Substantially Revised Book Review:

Citing new understandings about fossil fuels as well as an emergence of what the author terms an "energy economy" of renewable technologies, a revised report explores how daily life is likely to be affected by a dramatic shift in investment practices toward sustainable energy sources. Simultaneous.

Changing World Order

Changing World Order
Author: Ray Dalio
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2020-09-15
ISBN 10: 9781471196690
ISBN 13: 1471196690
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Changing World Order Book Review:

From the international bestselling author of Principles and legendary investor Ray Dalio, who has spent half a century studying global markets, The Changing World Order examines history's most turbulent economic and political periods to reveal why the times ahead will likely be radically different from those we've experienced in our lifetimes. A few years ago, renowned investor Ray Dalio began noticing a confluence of political and economic conditions he hadn't encountered before in his fifty-year career. They included large debts and zero or near-zero interest rates in the world's three major reserve currencies; significant wealth, political and values divisions within countries; and emerging conflict between a rising world power (China) and the existing one (US). Seeking to explain the cause-effect relationships behind these conditions, he began a study of analogous historical times and discovered that such combinations of conditions were characteristic of periods of transition, such as the years between 1930 and 1945, in which wealth and power shifted in ways that reshaped the world order. Looking back across five hundred years of history and nine major empires - including the Dutch, the British and the American - The Changing World Order puts into perspective the cycles and forces that have driven the successes and failures of all the world's major countries throughout history. Dalioreveals the timeless and universal dynamics that were behind these shifts, while also offering practical principles for policymakers, business leaders, investors and others operating in this environment.

The Knowledge

The Knowledge
Author: Lewis Dartnell
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-03-10
ISBN 10: 0143127047
ISBN 13: 9780143127048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Knowledge Book Review:

First published by Penguin Press in hardcover as The knowledge: how to rebuild our world from scratch, 2014.

Urban Water Cycle Modelling and Management

Urban Water Cycle Modelling and Management
Author: Meenakshi Arora, Hector Malano
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 197
Release: 2018-09-04
ISBN 10: 3038971073
ISBN 13: 9783038971078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Urban Water Cycle Modelling and Management Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Urban Water Cycle Modelling and Management" that was published in Water

Astrobiology Discovery and Societal Impact

Astrobiology  Discovery  and Societal Impact
Author: Steven J. Dick
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2018-05-03
ISBN 10: 110842676X
ISBN 13: 9781108426763
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Astrobiology Discovery and Societal Impact Book Review:

Examines humanistic aspects of astrobiology, exploring approaches, critical issues, and implications of the discovery of extraterrestrial life.

World on the Edge

World on the Edge
Author: Lester Brown
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2012-06-25
ISBN 10: 113654075X
ISBN 13: 9781136540752
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World on the Edge Book Review:

In this urgent time, World on the Edge calls out the pivotal environmental issues and how to solve them now. We are in a race between political and natural tipping points. Can we close coal-fired power plants fast enough to save the Greenland ice sheet and avoid catastrophic sea level rise? Can we raise water productivity fast enough to halt the depletion of aquifers and avoid water-driven food shortages? Can we cope with peak water and peak oil at the same time? These are some of the issues Lester R. Brown skilfully distils in World on the Edge. Bringing decades of research and analysis into play, he provides the responses needed to reclaim our future.

When China Rules the World

When China Rules the World
Author: Martin Jacques
Publsiher: Penguin Group USA
Total Pages: 812
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9780143118008
ISBN 13: 0143118005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When China Rules the World Book Review:

Predicts that China will supplant the west as an economic superpower, and discusses China's anti-globalization stance and dubious capacity for maintaining world peace.

States of Violence and the Civilising Process

States of Violence and the Civilising Process
Author: Rob Watts
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 413
Release: 2016-05-30
ISBN 10: 1137499419
ISBN 13: 9781137499417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

States of Violence and the Civilising Process Book Review:

This book offers a distinctive and novel approach to state-sponsored violence, one of the major problems facing humanity in the previous and now the twenty-first century. It addresses the question: how is it possible that large numbers of ordinary men and women are able to do the killing, torturing and violence that defines crimes against humanity? In his striking analysis, Rob Watts shows how and why states, of all political persuasions, engage in crimes against humanity, including: genocide, homicide, torture, kidnapping, illegal surveillance and detention. This book advances a new interpretive frame. It argues against the ‘civilizing process’ model, showing how both states and social sciences like sociology and criminology have been complicit in splitting 'the social' from 'the ethical' while accepting too complacently that modern states are the exemplars of morality and rationality. The book makes the case that it is possible to bring together in the one interpretative frame, our understanding of social action involving personal motivation and ethical responsibility and patterns of collective social action operating in terms of the agencies of ‘the State’. Rob Watts identifies and charts the pathways of action and ‘practical’ (i.e. ethical) judgements which the perpetrators of these crimes against humanity constructed for themselves to make sense of what they were doing. At once challenging and highly accessible, the book reveals the policy-making processes that produce state crime as well as showing how ordinary people do the state’s dirty work.

Civilizing War

Civilizing War
Author: Nasser Mufti
Publsiher: Northwestern University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-12-15
ISBN 10: 081013604X
ISBN 13: 9780810136045
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Civilizing War Book Review:

Winner of the Gustave O. Arlt Award in the Humanities, awarded by the Council of Graduate Schools Honorable Mention for the 2019 Sonya Rudikoff Prize, awarded by the Northeast Victorian Studies Association Civilizing War traces the historical transformation of civil war from a civil affair into an uncivil crisis. Civil war is today synonymous with the global refugee crisis, often serving as grounds for liberal-humanitarian intervention and nationalist protectionism. In Civilizing War, Nasser Mufti situates this contemporary conjuncture in the long history of British imperialism, demonstrating how civil war has been and continues to be integral to the politics of empire. Through comparative readings of literature, criticism, historiography, and social analysis, Civilizing War shows how writers and intellectuals of Britain’s Anglophone empire articulated a “poetics of national rupture” that defined the metropolitan nation and its colonial others. Mufti’s tour de force marshals a wealth of examples as diverse as Thomas Carlyle, Benjamin Disraeli, Friedrich Engels, Arthur Conan Doyle, Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, V. S. Naipaul, Nadine Gordimer, and Michael Ondaatje to examine the variety of forms this poetics takes—metaphors, figures, tropes, puns, and plot—all of which have played a central role in Britain’s civilizing mission and its afterlife. In doing so, Civilizing War shifts the terms of Edward Said’s influential Orientalism to suggest that imperialism was not only organized around the norms of civility but also around narratives of civil war.

Energy Justice Across Borders

Energy Justice Across Borders
Author: Gunter Bombaerts,Kirsten Jenkins,Yekeen A. Sanusi,Wang Guoyu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2019-10-18
ISBN 10: 3030240215
ISBN 13: 9783030240219
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Justice Across Borders Book Review:

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. We must find new and innovative ways of conceptualizing transboundary energy issues, of embedding concerns of ethics or justice into energy policy, and of operationalizing response to them. This book stems from the emergent gap; the need for comparative approaches to energy justice, and for those that consider ethical traditions that go beyond the classical Western approach. This edited volume unites the fields of energy justice and comparative philosophy to provide an overarching global perspective and approach to applying energy ethics. We contribute to this purpose in four sections: setting the scene, practice, applying theory to practice, and theoretical approaches. Through the chapters featured in the volume, we position the book as one that contributes to energy justice scholarship across borders of nations, borders of ways of thinking and borders of disciplines. The outcome will be of interest to undergraduate and graduate students studying energy justice, ethics and environment, as well as energy scholars, policy makers, and energy analysts.

Globalization s Contradictions

Globalization s Contradictions
Author: Dennis Conway,Nik Heynen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2006-11-22
ISBN 10: 113598624X
ISBN 13: 9781135986247
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Globalization s Contradictions Book Review:

Since the 1980s, globalization and neoliberalism have brought about a comprehensive restructuring of everyone’s lives. People are being ‘disciplined’ by neoliberal economic agendas, ‘transformed’ by communication and information technology changes, global commodity chains and networks, and in the Global South in particular, destroyed livelihoods, debilitating impoverishment, disease pandemics, among other disastrous disruptions, are also globalization’s legacy. This collection of geographical treatments of such a complex set of processes unearths the contradictions in the impacts of globalization on peoples’ lives. Globalizations Contradictions firstly introduces globalization in all its intricacy and contrariness, followed on by substantive coverage of globalization’s dimensions. Other areas that are covered in depth are: globalization’s macro-economic faces globalization’s unruly spaces globalization’s geo-political faces ecological globalization globalization’s cultural challenges globalization from below fair globalization. Globalizations Contradictions is a critical examination of the continuing role of international and supra-national institutions and their involvement in the political economic management and determination of global restructuring. Deliberately, this collection raises questions, even as it offers geographical insights and thoughtful assessments of globalization’s multifaceted ‘faces and spaces.’

The Biosphere and Civilization In the Throes of a Global Crisis

The Biosphere and Civilization  In the Throes of a Global Crisis
Author: Victor I. Danilov-Danil'yan,Igor E. Reyf
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 265
Release: 2018-03-21
ISBN 10: 3319671936
ISBN 13: 9783319671932
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Biosphere and Civilization In the Throes of a Global Crisis Book Review:

This monograph explores the dire ecological, social, and economic situations facing mankind through comprehensive analyses of global ecological issues, poverty, environmental stability and regulation, and sustainable development. Drs. Victor Danilov-Danil’yan and Igor Reyf discuss the development of ecology as a science, the increasing concern among scientists and public servants for the unsustainability of current economic and demographic trends, and the dire consequences our planet and civilization are already suffering as a result of the ongoing environmental and social crisis. They also address the philosophical implications of the crisis, and suggest possible solutions. The book conveys complex objects of study, namely the biosphere and the harmful anthropogenic processes it has been experiencing for decades, so that the work is accessible without omitting key components of the subject matter. Readers will learn about the social and economic contributors to a threatened biosphere, the mechanisms that maintain the stability of the global environment, and the scales at which sustainable development and preservation can be applied to initiate environmental regulation. Though intended to appeal to the general public and non-specialists, environmental researchers, organizations involved in sustainable development and conservation, and students engaged in ecology, environment, and sustainability studies will also find this book of interest.

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism
Author: Shoshana Zuboff
Publsiher: PublicAffairs
Total Pages: 704
Release: 2019-01-15
ISBN 10: 1610395700
ISBN 13: 9781610395700
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Age of Surveillance Capitalism Book Review:

The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior. In this masterwork of original thinking and research, Shoshana Zuboff provides startling insights into the phenomenon that she has named surveillance capitalism. The stakes could not be higher: a global architecture of behavior modification threatens human nature in the twenty-first century just as industrial capitalism disfigured the natural world in the twentieth. Zuboff vividly brings to life the consequences as surveillance capitalism advances from Silicon Valley into every economic sector. Vast wealth and power are accumulated in ominous new "behavioral futures markets," where predictions about our behavior are bought and sold, and the production of goods and services is subordinated to a new "means of behavioral modification." The threat has shifted from a totalitarian Big Brother state to a ubiquitous digital architecture: a "Big Other" operating in the interests of surveillance capital. Here is the crucible of an unprecedented form of power marked by extreme concentrations of knowledge and free from democratic oversight. Zuboff's comprehensive and moving analysis lays bare the threats to twenty-first century society: a controlled "hive" of total connection that seduces with promises of total certainty for maximum profit--at the expense of democracy, freedom, and our human future. With little resistance from law or society, surveillance capitalism is on the verge of dominating the social order and shaping the digital future--if we let it.