Climate Change A Wicked Problem

Author: Frank P. Incropera
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107109070
Release Date: 2015-10-31
Genre: Business & Economics

A pragmatic, no-holds-barred, assessment of climate change, for anyone wishing to be fully informed on the topic.

Climate Change

Author: Frank P. Incropera
ISBN: 131642099X
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Climatic changes

A pragmatic, no-holds-barred, assessment of climate change, for anyone wishing to be fully informed on the topic.

Food Security Governance in the Arctic Barents Region

Author: Kamrul Hossain
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319757568
Release Date: 2018-04-06
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Food Security Governance in the Arctic-Barents Region provides a multidisciplinary perspective on the major food security and safety challenges faced in the Arctic region. The authors address existing gaps in current knowledge of the coordination and implementation of legal framework and policy that affects the Arctic. The volume is unique in its focus on the Barents region, an area of northern Europe containing Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia. The region has a population of approximately 5.2 million, including indigenous and non-indigenous peoples. The authors offer a balanced and systemic review of the role of traditional foods in this region, along with an overview of the regulatory tools and institutions that govern food security. Food security and safety in the –Arctic-Barents region is connected to and impacted by transformations from both inside and outside the area. Climate change, globalization and human activities affect the availability, accessibility, and affordability of food. The result of these transformations has an impact on the food security and safety for both indigenous and non-indigenous individuals and communities. The authors, by highlighting these challenges, reveal the importance of having harmonized policies and legal tools in place in order to strengthen food security and safety in the Barents region. The book forms part of the main outcome of the Academy of Finland’s ongoing project on Human Security as a promotional tool for societal security in the Arctic: Addressing Multiple Vulnerability to its Population with Specific Reference to the Barents Region (HuSArctic). Researchers, policy makers, and other stakeholders will find the book to be an important contribution to the promotion of policies and strategies on food security.

New Essays on Samuel Johnson

Author: Anthony W. Lee
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781611496796
Release Date: 2018-10-17
Genre: Literary Criticism

New Essays on Samuel Johnson is a collection of the best thinking and writing currently available on the great English writer Samuel Johnson. It presents a primer of criticism that revaluates him within our current cultural moment while also serving as a parliament of explorations that offers a point of departure for future critical inquiry.

The Social Design Reader

Author: Elizabeth Resnick
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781350026025
Release Date: 2019-07-11
Genre: Design

The Social Design Reader explores the ways in which design can be a catalyst for social change. Bringing together key texts of the last fifty years, editor Elizabeth Resnick traces the emergence of the notion of socially responsible design. This volume represents the authentic voices of the thinkers, writers and designers who are helping to build a 'canon' of informed literature which documents the development of the discipline. The Social Design Reader is divided into three parts. Section 1: Making a Stand includes an introduction to the term 'social design' and features papers which explore its historical underpinnings. Section 2: Creating the Future documents the emergence of social design as a concept, as a nascent field of study, and subsequently as a rapidly developing professional discipline, and Section 3: A Sea Change is made up of papers acknowledging social design as a firmly established practice. Contextualising section introductions are provided to aid readers in understanding the original source material, while summary boxes clearly articulate how each text fits with the larger milieu of social design theory, methods, and practice.