Author: Eric W. Sanderson
Release Date: 2013-06-04
Genre: Political Science
A look at what the American lifestyle has done to the environment—and how to move toward a better future. In the last century, three powerful forces—oil, cars, and suburbs—buoyed the American dream. Yet now, the quality of life in the United States is declining due to these same three forces. Our dependence on oil is a root cause of wars, recessions, and natural disasters. Cars consume an outsize share of our incomes and force us to squander time in traffic. Meanwhile, expensive, spread-out suburbs devour farmland—and in a vicious cycle, further entrench our reliance on cars and oil. In Terra Nova, conservation ecologist Eric W. Sanderson—the national bestselling author of Mannahatta—offers concrete steps toward a solution. He delves into natural history, architecture, chemistry, and politics, to show how the American relationship to nature has shaped our past, and how it can affect our future. Illustrated throughout with maps, charts, and infographics, Terra Nova demonstrates that it is indeed possible to achieve a better world. “Sanderson commendably outlines ‘a new way of life . . . designed to sustain American prosperity, health, and freedom for generations to come.’” —Publishers Weekly
Author: Lori Tripoli
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2015-01-28
Practical and engaging introduction to Law Office Management for paralegals. Features: Comprehensive overview of the basics of law office management in today's legal environment. Features real-world examples of law office management issues faced in the law office today. Includes helpful vocabulary, constructive discussion starters, and useful case excerpts underscoring core concepts. All of these help instructor's engage students with the material. Discussion questions and case studies are provided at the end of each chapter to reinforce the material. Each chapter includes review checklists and additional resources to help students master the concepts. Students are taught the ethical requirements of the legal business but are also challenged to understand their real-world underpinnings. New to the Second Edition: Updated to reflect changes in the legal profession as clients demand economically viable solutions and technology increasingly allows lawyers to provide them Coverage of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in Chapter 5. Coverage of sustainability in facility management in Chapter 6 More focus on developing demonstrable skills useful in law office management, in the legal field, and beyond Greater emphasis on client relationship management and legal project management by all members of the legal team Career preparation tips in every chapter Chapter outcomes added to the beginning of every chapter Coverage of texts and instant messaging in Chapter 7 New section on Marketing the Law Firm in Chapter 8 Enhanced discussion of social media and its usefulness in law firm marketing
Author: Brent S. Steel
Publisher: CQ Press
Release Date: 2014-04-21
Genre: Political Science
Recent partisan squabbles over science in the news are indicative of a larger tendency for scientific research and practice to get entangled in major ideological divisions in the public arena. This politicization of science is deepened by the key role government funding plays in scientific research and development, the market leading position of U.S.-based science and technology firms, and controversial U.S. exports (such as genetically modified foods or hormone-injected livestock). This groundbreaking, one-volume, A-to-Z reference features 120-150 entries that explore the nexus of politics and science, both in the United States and in U.S. interactions with other nations. The essays, each by experts in their fields, examine: Health, environmental, and social/cultural issues relating to science and politics Concerns relating to government regulation and its impact on the practice of science Key historical and contemporary events that have shaped our contemporary view of how science and politics intersect Science and Politics: An A to Z Guide to Issues and Controversies is a must-have resource for researchers and students who seek to deepen their understanding of the connection between science and politics.
Author: John S. Lowe
Publisher: West Publishing Company
Release Date: 1988-05
Nature and Protection of Oil and Gas Rights; The Formation and Production of Oil and Gas; Ownership of Oil and Gas Rights; Kinds of Oil and Gas Interests; Protection of Oil and Gas Rights; Conveying Oil and Gas Rights; Creation and Transfer of Oil and Gas Interests; Joint Ownership of Oil and Gas Rights; Interpretive Problems in Oil and Gas Conveyancing; Oil and Gas Leasing; Essential Clauses of Modern Oil and Gas Leases; Oil and Gas Lease Savings Clauses; Lease Royalty, Clause; Implied Covenants in Oil and Gas Leases; Lease Transfers; Tax and Business Matters; Oil and Gas Contracts.
Author: Donald Zillman
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2018-03-22
There are few existential challenges more serious in the twenty first century than energy transition. As current trends in energy production prove unsustainable for the environment, energy security, and economic development, innovation becomes imperative. Yet, with technological challenges, come legal challenges. Zillman, Godden, Paddock, and Roggenkamp assemble a team of experts in their field to debate how the law may have to adapt to changes in the area. What regulatory approach should be used? How do we deal with longer-term investment horizons and so called 'stranded assets' such as coal-fired power stations? And can a form of energy justice be achieved which encompasses human rights, sustainable development goals, and the eradication of energy poverty? With a concept as unwieldy as energy innovation, it is high time for a text tackling changes which are dynamic and diverse across different communities, and which provides a thorough examination of the legal ramifications of the most recent technological changes. This book which be of vital importance to lawyers, policy-makers, economists, and the general reader.
Author: George Taylor Bogert
Publisher: West Academic Publishing
Release Date: 1987
Authoritative text provides concise, up-to-date explanation of the laws and rules governing the creation, enforcement, administration, and termination of trusts. Includes coverage on voluntary trusts, charitable trusts, and trusts created by operation of law, as well as those applicable to similar fiduciary relationships. In addition, numerous references are made to current state statutes relevant to particular subject areas, and to widely adopted state statutes such as the Uniform Probate Code. Also contains federal statutes such as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA).