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Landscape
1 The emerging equity gap: Growth and stability in the new investor landscape - McKinsey Global Institute, Charles Roxburgh, Susan Lund, Richard Dobbs, James Manyika & Haihao Wu
Auteur : McKinsey Global Institute, Charles Roxburgh, Susan Lund, Richard Dobbs, James Manyika & Haihao Wu
Genre : Économie
Several forces are converging to reshape global capital markets in the coming decade and to reduce the role of listed equities. The most important of these is the rapid shift of wealth to emerging markets where private investors typically put less than 15 percent of their money into equities (compared to 30–40 percent in many mature economies). At the same time, demand for listed equities in developed economies is likely to fall due to aging, shifting pension regimes, growth of alternative investments, and new financial regulations.The result, according to a new McKinsey Global Institute report, The emerging equity gap: Growth and stability in the new investor landscape, will be a potential $12.3 trillion “equity gap” between the amount of equities that investors will demand and what companies will need to fund growth over the next decade. MGI projects that the share of glob

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Extrait
2 Emerging - tome 01 - extrait offert - Masaya Hokazono
Auteur : Masaya Hokazono
Genre : Manga
Exclusivité numérique !
Le Japon est un brillant modèle asiatique de réussite et de rigueur. Mais comment ce pays réussirait-il à gérer une crise sanitaire de grande envergure ? Que se passerait-il si, à Shinjuku, l'un des plus grands quartiers de Tokyo, un homme venait à se vider de son sang dans la rue en pleine journée ? Comment les autorités politiques et sanitaires gèreraient-elles le drame ? Réfléchissez bien à la question tant que vous en avez encore la possibilité car pour les professeurs Onodera et Sekiguchi il est déjà trop tard ! Un virus émergent commence à s'insinuer lentement dans les artères de la capitale nippone...

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Leading
3 Leading from the Emerging Future - Otto Scharmer & Katrin Kaufer
Auteur : Otto Scharmer & Katrin Kaufer
Genre : Management et direction
Our Time Is Now We have entered an age of disruption. Financial collapse, climate change, resource depletion, and a growing gap between rich and poor are but a few of the signs. Otto Scharmer and Katrin Kaufer ask, why do we collectively create results nobody wants? Meeting the challenges of this century requires updating our economic logic and operating system from an obsolete “ego-system” focused entirely on the well-being of oneself to an eco-system awareness that emphasizes the well-being of the whole. Filled with real-world examples, this thought-provoking guide presents proven practices for building a new economy that is more resilient, intentional, inclusive, and aware. “A watershed! An inspiring, practical weaving of the inner and outer dimensions of the systemic changes so many around the world are now working toward.” —Peter Senge, Senior Lecturer, MIT Sloan S

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Mhealth
4 Emerging mHealth: Paths for Growth - PWC & Economist Intelligence Unit
Auteur : PWC & Economist Intelligence Unit
Genre : Secteurs et professions
PwC commissioned the Economist Intelligence Unit, a subsidiary of The Economist, to examine the current state and potential of mobile health (mHealth) in developed and emerging markets (US, UK, Brazil, India, China, Germany, Spain, Denmark, Turkey, South Africa), the ongoing barriers to its adoption and opportunities for companies seeking growth in the mHealth space.

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6 Light Emerging - Barbara Ann Brennan
Auteur : Barbara Ann Brennan
Genre : Spiritualité
Barbara Ann Brennan continues her ground-breaking exploration of the human energy field, or aura—the source of our experience of health or illness. Drawing on many new developments in her teaching and practice, she shows how we can be empowered as both patients and healers to understand and work with our most fundamental healing power: the light that emerges from the very center of our humanity.

In a unique approach that encourages a cooperative effort among healer, patient, and other health-care providers, Light Emerging explains what the healer perceives visually, audibly, and kinesthetically and how each of us can participate in every stage of the healing process.

Presenting a fascinating range of research, from a paradigm of healing based on the science of holography to insights into the "hara level" and the "core star," Light Emerging
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Economies
7 Emerging States and Economies - Takashi Shiraishi & Tetsushi Sonobe
Auteur : Takashi Shiraishi & Tetsushi Sonobe
Genre : Administration publique
This open access book asks why and how some of the developing countries have “emerged” under a set of similar global conditions, what led individual countries to choose the particular paths that led to their “emergence,” and what challenges confront them. If we are to understand the nature of major risks and uncertainties in the world, we must look squarely at the political and economic dynamics of emerging states, such as China, India, Brazil, Russia, and ASEAN countries. Their rapid economic development has changed the distribution of wealth and power in the world. Yet many of them have middle income status. To global governance issues, they tend to adopt approaches that differ from those of advanced industrialized democracies. At home, rapid economic growth and social changes put pressure on their institutions to change. This volume traces th

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8 Emerging - Christian Davidson
Auteur : Christian Davidson
Genre : Romans et littérature
In the engaging Sci-Fi book, Emerging, the reader will be led on an inspiring, and futuristic journey through the life of a young, but powerful heroine. The year is 2073, in a world with rapidly changing borders and alliances, young Sabine, a poor but determined Cambodian girl struggles to stay alive in an oppressive womens slave-camp. This is where she learns to go deep inside herself, and know her own divine soul, enabling her to emerge with infinite power. This book Emerging uses symbolism to represent the amazing power that is woman, and I believe it has great potential to engross readers in an epic tale that is both exciting and inspirational.
Sabine, sixteen years old and forced into growing up fast in a world with little sympathy, has learned mixed martial arts and Ninjitsu fighting styles to keep herself and her family alive. After a melee with brutal street thugs, she was t

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9 The Big Nine - Amy Webb
Auteur : Amy Webb
Genre : Secteurs et professions
A call-to-arms about the broken nature of artificial intelligence, and the powerful corporations that are turning the human-machine relationship on its head.

We like to think that we are in control of the future of "artificial" intelligence. The reality, though, is that we--the everyday people whose data powers AI--aren't actually in control of anything. When, for example, we speak with Alexa, we contribute that data to a system we can't see and have no input into--one largely free from regulation or oversight. The big nine corporations--Amazon, Google, Facebook, Tencent, Baidu, Alibaba, Microsoft, IBM and Apple--are the new gods of AI and are short-changing our futures to reap immediate financial gain.

In this book, Amy Webb reveals the pervasive, invisible ways in which the foundations of AI--the people working on the system, their motivations, the

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Crafting
10 Crafting Story - A Guide for the Emerging Writer - Kate Johnston
Auteur : Kate Johnston
Genre : Écriture
Navigate common pitfalls on your writing journey with provocative strategies such as natural writing forces, making (not finding) time to write, and nurturing your writer self.  

Learn the importance of owning your writer identity, and why embracing your identity can make all the difference in the journey, whatever the ultimate destination.

Crafting Story is a series of guides by writing coach and author Kate Johnston for those who want to make writing a successful part of their lives.

Complementing each chapter is a mini journal comprised of writing workouts designed to inspire your creative intentions and encourage you to begin your writing quest.

Honest & motivational, Kate Johnston shows that with belief, hard work, and a little bit of ferocity, any writer can fit the craft into their lives so that they can write successfully

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11 The Future Is Asian - Parag Khanna
Auteur : Parag Khanna
Genre : Économie
In the 19th century, the world was Europeanized. In the 20th century, it was Americanized. Now, in the 21st century, the world is being Asianized.

The “Asian Century” is even bigger than you think. Far greater than just China, the new Asian system taking shape is a multi-civilizational order spanning Saudi Arabia to Japan, Russia to Australia, Turkey to Indonesia—linking five billion people through trade, finance, infrastructure, and diplomatic networks that together represent 40 percent of global GDP. China has taken a lead in building the new Silk Roads across Asia, but it will not lead it alone. Rather, Asia is rapidly returning to the centuries-old patterns of commerce, conflict, and cultural exchange that thrived long before European colonialism and American dominance. Asians will determine their own future—and as they collectively assert their interests ar

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Billion
Shoppers
12 Six Billion Shoppers - Porter Erisman
Auteur : Porter Erisman
Genre : Secteurs et professions
Six Billion Shoppers takes readers on an exciting and colourful journey around the world to visit the next e-commerce mega markets and explore how a new e-commerce boom is opening opportunities for entrepreneurs and global brands alike.

From China to India to Nigeria, e-commerce is entering a golden era in countries that were long left out of the e-commerce gold rush experienced in the West. If the story of the first twenty years of e-commerce’s growth was set in developed markets, the story of the next twenty years will be set in emerging ones. The rise of e-commerce in emerging markets is being driven by three major trends: widespread internet adoption, a rising middle class, and, most importantly, innovative new business models that serve the needs of local customers better than the models used by western e-commerce giants.

Travelling through Nig

6,99 €

Matters
Edition
13 Why Gender Matters, Second Edition - Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.
Auteur : Leonard Sax, M.D., Ph.D.
Genre : Famille - parents
A revised and updated edition (with more than 70% new material) of the evergreen classic about the innate differences between boys and girls and how best to parent and teach girls and boys successfully, with completely new chapters on sexual orientation and on transgender and intersex kids.

Eleven years ago, Why Gender Matters broke ground in illuminating the differences between boys and girls--how they perceive the world differently, how they learn differently, how they process emotions and take risks differently. Dr. Sax argued that in failing to recognize these hardwired differences between boys and girls, we ended up reinforcing damaging stereotypes, medicalizing normal behavior (see: the rising rates of ADHD diagnosis), and failing to support kids to reach their full potential. In the intervening decade, the world has changed drastically, with an avalanche of

4,49 €

Analytical
Assessment
Cigarettes
14 Analytical Assessment of e-Cigarettes - Konstantinos E. Farsalinos, I. Gene Gillman, Stephen S. Hecht, Riccardo Polosa & Jonathan Thornburg
Auteur : Konstantinos E. Farsalinos, I. Gene Gillman, Stephen S. Hecht, Riccardo Polosa & Jonathan Thornburg
Genre : Chimie
A volume in the Emerging Issues in Analytical Chemistry series, Analytical Assessment of E-Cigarettes: From Contents to Chemical and Particle Exposure Profiles addresses the many issues surrounding electronic cigarettes in an unprecedented level of scientific detail. The plethora of product devices, formulations, and flavors, combined with the lack of industry standards and labeling requirements, quality control, and limited product oversight, has given rise to public concern about initiation of use and potential for adverse exposure and negative long-term health outcomes. This volume discusses how analytical methods can address these issues and support the manufacturing, labeling, distribution, testing, regulation, and monitoring for consistency of products with known chemical content and demonstrated performance characteristics.

The book begins with the backgro

44,99 €

15 What Is the Bible? - Rob Bell
Auteur : Rob Bell
Genre : Étude biblique
Instant New York Times Bestseller

Rob Bell, the beloved author of Love Wins and What We Talk About When We Talk About God, goes deep into the Bible to show how it is more revelatory, revolutionary, and relevant than we ever imagined—and offers a cogent argument for why we need to look at it in a fresh, new way.

In Love Wins, Rob Bell confronted the troubling questions that many people of faith were afraid to ask about heaven, hell, fate, and faith. Using the same inspired, inquisitive approach, he now turns to our most sacred book, the Bible. What Is the Bible? provides insights and answers that make clear why the Bible is so revered and what makes it truly inspiring and essential to our lives.

Rob takes us deep into actual passages to reveal the humanity behind the Scriptures. You cannot get to the holy without going through the human, Rob tells us. Wh

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Private
16 Private Equity in Action - Claudia Zeisberger, Michael Prahl & Bowen White
Auteur : Claudia Zeisberger, Michael Prahl & Bowen White
Genre : Finance
Global Best Practice in Private Equity Investing
Private Equity in Action takes you on a tour of the private equity investment world through a series of case studies written by INSEAD faculty and taught at the world's leading business schools. The book is an ideal complement to Mastering Private Equity and allows readers to apply core concepts to investment targets and portfolio companies in real-life settings. The 19 cases illustrate the managerial challenges and risk-reward dynamics common to private equity investment.

The case studies in this book cover the full spectrum of private equity strategies, including:
Carve-outs in the US semiconductor industry (LBO) Venture investing in the Indian wine industry (VC) Investing in SMEs in the Middle East Turnaround situations in both emerging and developed markets
Written with leading private e

33,99 €

Company
Pastors
17 Calvin's Company of Pastors - Scott M. Manetsch
Auteur : Scott M. Manetsch
Genre : Christianisme
In Calvin's Company of Pastors, Scott Manetsch examines the pastoral theology and practical ministry activities of Geneva's reformed ministers from the time of Calvin's arrival in Geneva until the beginning of the seventeenth century. During these seven decades, more than 130 men were enrolled in Geneva's Venerable Company of Pastors (as it was called), including notable reformed leaders such as Pierre Viret, Theodore Beza, Simon Goulart, Lambert Daneau, and Jean Diodati. Aside from these better-known epigones, Geneva's pastors from this period remain hidden from view, cloaked in Calvin's long shadow, even though they played a strategic role in preserving and reshaping Calvin's pastoral legacy. Making extensive use of archival materials, published sermons, catechisms, prayer books, personal correspondence, and theological writings, Manetsch offers an engaging and vivid portrait of pasto

43,99 €

Procurement
Management
18 Procurement and Supply Chain Management - Ernest Ochonma Ph.D
Auteur : Ernest Ochonma Ph.D
Genre : Entreprise et management
This book clearly presents emerging concepts and strategies for managing a modern procurement and supply chain function in both public and private sector organizations in a competent and professional manner.

6,49 €

Flashpoints
19 Flashpoints - George Friedman
Auteur : George Friedman
Genre : Politique et actualité
Europe is ready to explode. Where will the explosion take place and what will the damage be?

This major new book from the bestselling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman presents a bold and provocative thesis about the likeliest locations for the coming eruptions.

George Friedman forecasted coming global trends in The Next 100 Years and The Next Decade. Now, in Flashpoints, he zooms in on Europe and examines the dry tinder of the region: culture. Walking the faultlines that have existed here for centuries, Friedman inspects all the dormant social and political fissures still smouldering just beneath the continent’s surface, and identifies those likely to erupt first.

The book begins with a fascinating history of the events leading up to the horrific wars that nearly tore apart Western civilisation, and show

13,99 €

Soonish
20 Soonish - Dr. Kelly Weinersmith & Zach Weinersmith
Auteur : Dr. Kelly Weinersmith & Zach Weinersmith
Genre : Ingénierie
From a top scientist and the creator of the hugely popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, an illustrated investigation into future technologies

What will the world of tomorrow be like? How does progress happen? And why don't we have a lunar colony yet?

In this witty and entertaining book, Zach and Kelly Weinersmith give us a snapshot of the transformative technologies that are coming next - from robot swarms to nuclear fusion powered-toasters - and explain how they will change our world in astonishing ways. By weaving together their own research, interviews with pioneering scientists and Zach's trademark comics, the Weinersmiths investigate why these innovations are needed, how they would work, and what is standing in their way.

9,49 €

Kingdom
21 Kingdom Come - Sarah Christina Brown
Auteur : Sarah Christina Brown
Genre : Nouvelles
Sarah Christina Brown’s writing has appeared on the CBC Short Story Prize longlist and is published or forthcoming in PRISM International, The Dalhousie Review, EVENT, Room, Cosmonauts Avenue, and Literary Juice. She is a graduate of Concordia University’s Creative Writing MA program and a former member of The Writer’s Studio at Simon Fraser University. She lives in New Westminster, BC.

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Cooling
Microelectronic
Nanoelectronic
Equipment
Advances
Research
22 Cooling Of Microelectronic And Nanoelectronic Equipment: Advances And Emerging Research - Advances and Emerging Research, Karl J L Geisler & Bahgat Sammakia
Auteur : Advances and Emerging Research, Karl J L Geisler & Bahgat Sammakia
Genre : Ingénierie
To celebrate Professor Avi Bar-Cohen's 65th birthday, this unique volume is a collection of recent advances and emerging research from various luminaries and experts in the field. Cutting-edge technologies and research related to thermal management and thermal packaging of micro- and nanoelectronics are covered, including enhanced heat transfer, heat sinks, liquid cooling, phase change materials, synthetic jets, computational heat transfer, electronics reliability, 3D packaging, thermoelectrics, data centers, and solid state lighting.

This book can be used by researchers and practitioners of thermal engineering to gain insight into next generation thermal packaging solutions. It is an excellent reference text for graduate-level courses in heat transfer and electronics packaging.
Contents: A Review of Cooling Road Maps for 3D Chip Packages (Dereje Agonafer) Thermal P

57,99 €

Building
23 City Building in a Time of Change: London X - Emerging Leaders, Sean Quigley, Alsion Deplonty, Adam Fearnall & Erika N.Munoz
Auteur : Emerging Leaders, Sean Quigley, Alsion Deplonty, Adam Fearnall & Erika N.Munoz
Genre : Ouvrages de référence
London is facing the challenge of a 20% youth unemployment rate, a forecast of lower than expected growth, and yet, in spite of this, still has the potential to reach beyond its current circumstances. That was why when Emerging Leaders met with His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, The Governor General of Canada in March 2013, we were inspired by his challenge to foster a smart and caring city.

Emerging Leaders has risen to that challenge. On March 1st at the London Convention Centre, and through the forward thinking sponsorship of the London Community Foundation, Emerging Leaders shared our responses to these challenges and heard from three speakers who will share the local solutions they found in their own cities.

In this book we look at the  issues and explore and analyze The City of London response to a host of issues from transit to unemplo

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Butterfly
24 Emerging Butterfly - Constance G. Jones
Auteur : Constance G. Jones
Genre : Biographies et mémoires
Survive the darkness of the cocoon and you will emerge into the light of day.
. . .

Raised in San Diego in the 1980s, Constance was born to be a Californian dreamer. The fourth of nine children, she grew up with three demons in the dark cocoon of her impoverished home: alcohol, abuse, and absence.

An accident in Constance’s teen years rendered her a lifelong epileptic. As an adult, toxic relationships, misguided spiritual teachings, and close calls with death nearly broke her. Instead of breaking apart, she chose to break free, realizing her heart could sprout wings to take her in the direction of her wildest dreams.

In a mesmerizing memoir that is by turns heartbreaking and heartwarming, writer and philanthropist Constance Grays Jones retraces her precarious journey towards truth, love, community, and self-discovery. Tackling issues of epilepsy


Revolution
University
Undergraduate
Shortlist
Penguin
Special
25 Revolution: Monash University Undergraduate Prize Shortlist: Penguin Special - Emerging Writers' Festival
Auteur : Emerging Writers' Festival
Genre : Romans et littérature
Each year the Emerging Writers' Festival brings writers, editors, publishers, literary performers and readers together for a festival that is fast becoming an essential part of Australia's literary calendar. In 2012, they launched the Monash University Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing, a prestigious award for emerging literary voices, judged by award-winning Australian authors Ali Alizadeh and Fiona McGregor.

This is the shortlist of exciting new writing from some of Australia's brightest student writers, on the theme of 'revolution'. Taking us from Texas to Berlin, Sarajevo to Cambodia, these stories and poems are wise, touching, sharp and vivid. This is an extraordinary collection of emerging voices – read them for their bright futures and for the shining talent they display now.

1,99 €

26 HB:BX - Emerging New York Architects
Auteur : Emerging New York Architects
Genre : Art et architecture
HB:BX was an open international ideas competition to design an arts center that culturally reinforces the physical connection between the Manhattan and Bronx Highbridge communities. The competition was hosted by the ENYA Committee, AIA New York Chapter, in cooperation with Artists Unite and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, and is meant to draw awareness to the current efforts to restore and reopen the bridge. This competition was a forum to explore the urban and community improvements that may come with the achievement of such a momentous milestone. ENYA challenged emerging architects and designers to explore how disused historic structures can be reprogrammed into vibrant urban centers.

9,99 €

Promise
University
Undergraduate
Shortlist
27 Promise: Monash University Undergraduate Prize Shortlist - Emerging Writers' Festival
Auteur : Emerging Writers' Festival
Genre : Romans et littérature
The Emerging Writers' Festival is dedicated to promoting the interests of new and up-and-coming writers. In 2013 it has, for the second year, paired with Monash University in this prestigious award for emerging literary voices. The Monash University Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing is this year judged by bestselling author of Burial Rites Hannah Kent, Dr Melinda Harvey from Monash University and editor Julia Carlomagno from Scribe Publishing.

Here is a collection of vibrant new writing from some of Australia's brightest student writers. As they dissect the highs and lows, and everything in between, of life, we can see the future of Australian literature unfurling before us.

8,99 €

Emergingproud
Through
28 #EMERGINGPROUD Through Trauma & Abuse - #EmergingProud Press
Auteur : #EmergingProud Press
Genre : Famille et relations
A note about this pocketbook

Has your journey through life been affected by someone or something that caused you immense trauma? Have you been subjected to abusive situations you found it difficult to escape from or talk about? Do you sometimes wonder whether you will ever be able to move beyond the adverse experiences you were exposed to and become who you were always meant to be? If so, you are not alone, everyone who features in this book has been affected in the same way. 

In this fourth edition of our Pocketbooks of Hope and Transformation series, you’ll discover 16 stories of people who have felt just like you. From experiencing emotional, physical or sexual abuse as a child or adult, to being exposed to situations that the human mind and emotions struggle to comprehend, these stories showcase ordinary people from across the globe who all experienced tr

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Mathematics
Physics
Biomedical
Imaging
29 Mathematics and Physics of Emerging Biomedical Imaging - Committee on the Mathematics and Physics of Emerging Dynamic Biomedical Imaging
Auteur : Committee on the Mathematics and Physics of Emerging Dynamic Biomedical Imaging
Genre : Mathématiques
This cross-disciplinary book documents the key research challenges in the mathematical sciences and physics that could enable the economical development of novel biomedical imaging devices. It is hoped that the infusion of new insights from mathematical scientists and physicists will accelerate progress in imaging. Incorporating input from dozens of biomedical researchers who described what they perceived as key open problems of imaging that are amenable to attack by mathematical scientists and physicists, this book introduces the frontiers of biomedical imaging, especially the imaging of dynamic physiological functions, to the educated nonspecialist.
Ten imaging modalities are covered, from the well-established (e.g., CAT scanning, MRI) to the more speculative (e.g., electrical and magnetic source imaging). For each modality, mathematics and physics research challenges are identif

22,99 €

Implications
Nanotechnology
30 Implications of Emerging Micro and Nanotechnology - Committee on Implications of Emerging Micro- and Nanotechnologies
Auteur : Committee on Implications of Emerging Micro- and Nanotechnologies
Genre : Ingénierie
Expansion of micro-technology applications and rapid advances in nano-science have generated considerable interest by the Air Force in how these developments will affect the nature of warfare and how it could exploit these trends. The report notes four principal themes emerging from the current technological trends: increased information capability, miniaturization, new materials, and increased functionality. Recommendations about Air Force roles in micro- and nanotechnology research are presented including those areas in which the Air Force should take the lead. The report also provides a number of technical and policy findings and recommendations that are critical for effective development of the Air Force’s micro- and nano-science and technology program

33,99 €

Partnerships
Research
Institutions
31 Partnerships for Emerging Research Institutions - Committee on Partnerships for Emerging Research Institutions
Auteur : Committee on Partnerships for Emerging Research Institutions
Genre : Éducation
Research experience is now known to be an extremely effective means for engaging students, especially in science and engineering, yet it is not used extensively to engage the most rapidly growing segment of the student population. The reasons for this phenomenon were examined in a September 13, 2007 National Academies workshop entitled, "Partnerships for Emerging Research Institutions" (ERIs).  The workshop began by examining the impact of research experiences on students in ERIs. It then dissected the reasons why it is so difficult to cultivate a research climate in these institutions. The net result is that few ERI faculty pursue research, leaving most of our nation's students without access to the one experience that is the foundation of science and engineering disciplines.

This book presents some creative solutions to both the teaching load and "administructural" pro

12,99 €

Digital
Dilemma
32 The Digital Dilemma - Committee on Intellectual Property Rights in the Emerging Information Infrastructure
Auteur : Committee on Intellectual Property Rights in the Emerging Information Infrastructure
Genre : Droit
Imagine sending a magazine article to 10 friends-making photocopies, putting them in envelopes, adding postage, and mailing them. Now consider how much easier it is to send that article to those 10 friends as an attachment to e-mail. Or to post the article on your own site on the World Wide Web.

The ease of modifying or copying digitized material and the proliferation of computer networking have raised fundamental questions about copyright and patent--intellectual property protections rooted in the U.S. Constitution. Hailed for quick and convenient access to a world of material, the Internet also poses serious economic issues for those who create and market that material. If people can so easily send music on the Internet for free, for example, who will pay for music?

This book presents the multiple facets of digitized intellectual property, defining terms, identi

27,99 €

Identifying
Drinking
Contaminants
33 Identifying Future Drinking Water Contaminants - 1998 Workshop on Emerging Drinking Water Contaminants
Auteur : 1998 Workshop on Emerging Drinking Water Contaminants
Genre : Sciences de la Terre
With an increasing population, use of new and diverse chemicals that can enter the water supply, and emergence of new microbial pathogens, the U.S. federal government is faced with a regulatory dilemma: Where should it focus its attention and limited resources to ensure safe drinking water supplies for the future? 

Identifying Future Drinking Water Contaminants is based on a 1998 workshop on emerging drinking water contaminants. It includes a dozen papers that were presented on new and emerging microbiological and chemical drinking water contaminants, associated analytical and water treatment methods for their detection and removal, and existing and proposed environmental databases to assist in their proactive identification and regulation. 

The papers are preceded by a conceptual approach and related recommendations to EPA for the periodic creati

30,99 €

Emergingproud
Through
Disordered
34 #EMERGINGPROUD through Disordered Eating, Body Image and Low Self-Esteem - #EmergingProud Press & Katie Mottram
Auteur : #EmergingProud Press & Katie Mottram
Genre : Psychologie
A note about this pocketbook

Have you ever felt ashamed of how you look, unworthy or somehow not ‘good enough’? Do you find your self-critical voice running the show and keeping you small? Have you ever felt uncomfortable in your own skin, used food either as a comforter, or as a form of self-harm? So has everyone in this book.

In this second edition of our Pocketbooks of Hope and Transformation series, you’ll discover 16 stories of people who have felt just like you. From eating struggles, body-image challenges, feelings of being inferior or even in the wrong body, these stories showcase ordinary people from across the globe who all experienced issues with eating, body image and low self-esteem which pushed them to make drastic changes in their lives. For many, their experiences were an invitation to step powerfully into a life of greater self-compassion, mea

7,99 €

Anthropocene
35 The Arctic in the Anthropocene - Committee on Emerging Research Questions in the Arctic
Auteur : Committee on Emerging Research Questions in the Arctic
Genre : Nature
Once ice-bound, difficult to access, and largely ignored by the rest of the world, the Arctic is now front and center in the midst of many important questions facing the world today. Our daily weather, what we eat, and coastal flooding are all interconnected with the future of the Arctic. The year 2012 was an astounding year for Arctic change. The summer sea ice volume smashed previous records, losing approximately 75 percent of its value since 1980 and half of its areal coverage. Multiple records were also broken when 97 percent of Greenland's surface experienced melt conditions in 2012, the largest melt extent in the satellite era. Receding ice caps in Arctic Canada are now exposing land surfaces that have been continuously ice covered for more than 40,000 years.
What happens in the Arctic has far-reaching implications around the world. Loss of snow and ice exacerbates climate ch

59,99 €

Relationships
36 Relationships and Other Stuff Vol 3 - Emerging Edge Publishing
Auteur : Emerging Edge Publishing
Genre : Développement personnel
It is the heart of a man, and even many men that can inspire others to look at life more closely, especially in their own relationships. Relationships are what help us grow as people. It is our relationships especially with family and friends that influence us the most. These individuals function as role models of sorts that help to craft our personalities and characteristics that make us unique for the good or the bad. The focus of this book is to focus on the true stories and poems from men of all different ages. Many of the stories discuss stories and poems about relationships that are more spiritual and personal to the heart. There are also some stories here that appeal to the humorous side, hoping to give you a smile and showing the more humorous side to relationships that impact our lives regardless of how small or great in significance. This book will not have romantic stories abo

2,99 €

Careers
Careers
37 Emerging Careers Come Into Focus (Emerging Careers) - Techniques
Auteur : Techniques
Genre : Éducation
When career and technical education (CTE) began, known then as vocational technical education, only those with the most vivid imaginations and creative minds could envision it as it is today. Many of today's jobs didn't even exist when the baby boomers entered the workforce. Over the decades, CTE has maintained its commitment to preparing a skilled workforce, but those skills have changed remarkably. The founders of CTE would be amazed at some of the careers that have emerged over the years. In the 1960s, the age of space exploration marked advances in science and technology and, as a result, career fields began evolving, as the space-age technology transferred into other industries. In the late 70s, Steve Wozniak designed the first Apple computer, and in 1981, IBM sold its first personal computer. A whole new world of careers began emerging as a result of the rapid growth in informati

2,99 €

Purification
Technologies
Outdoor
38 Air Purification to Reduce OA (Emerging Technologies) (Outdoor Air) - ASHRAE Journal
Auteur : ASHRAE Journal
Genre : Ingénierie
Buildings require ventilation with outdoor air to maintain a level of indoor air quality that provides a healthy environment for the occupants of the building interior space. In simple terms, carbon dioxide and bioeffluents are generated by building occupants while various gases and particulate matter (PM), some potentially harmful, are emitted by building materials and furnishings, equipment, and cleaning supplies, etc. By exhausting indoor air at an appropriate flow rate and replacing it with clean outdoor air, the concentrations of these occupant- and building material-generated gases can be maintained below objectionable or harmful levels. ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007 prescribes outdoor ventilation makeup airflow rates and methods to maintain acceptable indoor air quality in commercial and institutional buildings. (1) Underscoring the importance of maintaining a healthy indoor enviro

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Climates
Technologies
39 Heat Pumps for Cold Climates (Emerging Technologies) (Report) - ASHRAE Journal
Auteur : ASHRAE Journal
Genre : Ingénierie
The majority of air-source heat pumps (ASHPs) are installed in moderate to warm areas of the United States, mostly south of the Mason-Dixon Line. Two major issues make conventional ASHPs unattractive as a heat source in cold climates. First, buildings in colder climates often have appreciably smaller design cooling loads than design heating loads. Second, ASHP heating capacity and coefficient of performance (COP) decrease as the outdoor temperature, [T.sub.o], decreases because the temperature lift across the compressor increases. For these reasons, conventional ASHPs sized to meet cooling loads cannot meet the full heating loads at lower [T.sub.o], necessitating extensive use of costly, and energy-inefficient, electric resistance heating.

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Lecture
Classes
Clickers
Technologies
40 Got Large Lecture Hall Classes? Use Clickers (Emerging Technologies CENTER) - Nursing Education Perspectives
Auteur : Nursing Education Perspectives
Genre : Éducation
I HAVE TO ADMIT IT. I teach online courses in our graduate program in health care informatics exclusively and rarely enter a classroom. HOWEVER, I periodically guest lecture in health policy and undergraduate professional nursing courses and have noticed that over the last few years, classes are becoming larger and larger. Some classes top 150 students or more! * It is also getting more complicated in the classroom environment to keep students' attention. Students are preoccupied by a lot of "tech toys" that can facilitate learning but often serve as a distraction from learning. Students use their laptops to connect to the Internet, to shop, send email, and surf the web. They use their PDAs to send instant messages to their friends. Those students who are cleverly hidden in the last rows of an auditorium conceal their white earplugs and listen to their iTunes or watch the latest episode

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Mathematical
Statistical
Modeling
Infectious
Diseases
41 Mathematical and Statistical Modeling for Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases - Gerardo Chowell & James M. Hyman
Auteur : Gerardo Chowell & James M. Hyman
Genre : Mathématiques
The contributions by epidemic modeling experts describe how mathematical models and statistical forecasting are created to capture the most important aspects of an emerging epidemic.Readers will discover a broad range of approaches to address questions, such as

Can we control Ebola via ring vaccination strategies?
How quickly should we detect Ebola cases to ensure epidemic control?
 What is the likelihood that an Ebola epidemic in West Africa leads to secondary outbreaks in other parts of the world?  When does it matter to incorporate the role of disease-induced mortality on epidemic models? What is the role of behavior changes on Ebola dynamics? How can we better understand the control of cholera or Ebola using optimal control theory?How should a population be structured in order to mimic the transmission dynamics of diseases such as chlamyd

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Revolution
Employment
Tomorrow
Careers
42 The Job Revolution: Employment for Today and Tomorrow (Emerging Careers) - Techniques
Auteur : Techniques
Genre : Éducation
In July 2010, more than 14 million Americans were unemployed. Yet about 3 million mainly STEM-related jobs were vacant across the U.S. economy. More firms are beginning to report that even though there are huge numbers of available workers, those workers do not have the skills the firms want. Businesses are struggling to find the talent needed to compete in this new world. This relatively high level of job vacancies seems to contradict the high level of U.S. joblessness. "If this is the new-normal, it's more about the labor market than the GDP," states Glenn Hubbard, dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Business. "We have to help people face a new world." Patrick Larkin, director of the John Adams Innovation Institute in Massachusetts, terms today's biggest challenge in building a workforce as getting students from K-12 through postsecondary to understand and to prepare for available

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Harvesting
Wireless
Sensors
Technologies
43 Energy Harvesting for Wireless Sensors (Emerging Technologies) - ASHRAE Journal
Auteur : ASHRAE Journal
Genre : Ingénierie
A variety of wireless-enabled sensor products, most notably wireless temperature sensors, have come to market recently, both within and outside of the HVAC industry. They offer the potential to reduce the installed cost of communicating sensed data by replacing wired infrastructure with digital radio-based communications (e.g., using the ZigBee protocol). Wireless systems tend to be a more attractive solution in retrofit situations, where running additional wires often costs much more than in new installations and also disrupts building occupants. (1) Examples of building applications where wireless systems can have significant value include: * Additional temperature sensors to enable building diagnostics (e.g., ongoing commissioning); (2)

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Computing
Understanding
Computing
Technology
44 Are You Computing in the Clouds? Understanding Cloud Computing (Emerging Technology Center) - Nursing Education Perspectives
Auteur : Nursing Education Perspectives
Genre : Éducation
UOR WEEKS NOW, THERE HAS BEEN TALK IN THE MEDIA ABOUT |CLOUDTM AND OTHER CLOUD SERVICES OFFERED BY AMAZON AND GOOGLE. I recently did a preconference on cloud computing with Dennis Crain, senior research program manager for the Extreme Computing Group at Microsoft Research (yes, I am a Mac person, but I can work with PC people), so I am up to speed on the concept and can share some of the basics on its use in higher education, research, and health care. What Is Cloud Computing? There are numerous definitions, but, as usual, I like to start with Educause's 7 Things You Should Know: "Cloud computing is the delivery of scalable IT resources over the Internet, as opposed to hosting and operating those resources locally, such as on a college or university network" (2009). Hurwitz, Bloor, Kaufman, and Halper, in Dummies. Tom (201 I), provide an easy-to-understand definition: "Cloud computing

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Updated
Approaches
Technologies
Controlled
Ventilation
45 An Updated Look at DCV Approaches (Emerging Technologies) (Demand Controlled Ventilation) - ASHRAE Journal
Auteur : ASHRAE Journal
Genre : Ingénierie
Demand controlled ventilation (DCV) can meet ventilation requirements without wasting energy in under-occupied buildings. About six years ago, DCV was first discussed in this column. (1) Updates to ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2007 (2) and continued development and research in the field make this a good time to revisit the topic.

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Nursing
Educators
Crafting
Generation
Nursing
Practice
Technologies
46 Nursing 2.0: should We As Educators be Crafting the Next Generation of Nursing Practice? (Emerging Technologies Center) (Essay) - Nursing Education Perspectives
Auteur : Nursing Education Perspectives
Genre : Éducation
THE NEW YEAR IS A TIME FOR TRADITIONS. Thus, President-elect Barack Obama is TIME Magazine's Person of the Year and bailout is Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year. It is also time for reflection. I have been reflecting lately on technology and the new words being introduced into our vocabulary. * Along with verbs like google ant wii, we have a growing phenomenon of attaching 2.0 to a variety of nouns. For example, the Chronicle of Higher Education now has Campus 2.0 and College 2.0 as sections and uses such titles as Public Intellectual 2.0. You can google lots of nouns, like Research 2.0, Faculty 2.0, Education 2.0, and locate many resources. In the health care arena, I found Health 2.0, Medicine 2.0, Patient 2.0, and Patient Empowerment 2.0. But the only Nursing 2.0 resources I found were my own columns for Nursing Education Perspectives. So, to kick off the new year I propose that we e

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Residential
Monitoring
Technologies
47 Residential Energy Monitoring (Emerging Technologies) (Report) - ASHRAE Journal
Auteur : ASHRAE Journal
Genre : Ingénierie
In two decades U.S. energy consumption will increase by roughly 40%, according to estimates from the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Energy Information Administration. Currently, residential buildings account for about 21% of U.S. energy consumption and 37% of U.S. electricity consumption. (1) TVs and multimedia set-top boxes alone consume 6% of residential electric use. (2) Overall, homeowners do not have a way to identify offending systems and usage patterns that contribute to waste. Addressing these problems, or more appropriately, empowering individuals and institutions to solve them, is attracting increased technological development interest. Attempts to address the issue by informing homeowners of simple remedies that have significant paybacks, such as more insulation, weather-stripping, and installing more efficient appliances have had some results, though many homeowners do not

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Nursing
Education
Networking
Professionals
Technologies
48 Nursing Education 2.0: Social Networking for Professionals (Emerging Technologies Center) - Nursing Education Perspectives
Auteur : Nursing Education Perspectives
Genre : Éducation
FOR THOSE EDUCATORS too fearful to join Facebook or MySpace, this column will introduce you to social networking opportunities for grown-ups, specifically professionals. I am not trying dissuade you from joining FaceBook or MySpace, especially if you want to check out your teenagers or your students on these sites, but I am offering some alternatives. Let's start first with some background and definitions. As you know from previous columns, the emergence of Web 2.0 is dramatically changing how we use the Web. The focus of Web 2.0 is about connecting people to boost their knowledge and allow them to learn from each other. "Web 2.0 tools are focused on communication, collaboration, interactivity, connecting with people and creating value through the sharing of ideas and making use of the collective wisdom of the web community" (1). Because this is a major focus, many equate Web 2.0 tools w

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Nursing
Practice
Technologies
49 Nursing Practice 2.0: the Wisdom of Crowds (EMERGING Technologies Center) (Column) - Nursing Education Perspectives
Auteur : Nursing Education Perspectives
Genre : Éducation
IN A RECENT BOOK, James Surowiecki (2005) put forth his ideas about collective intelligence in today's culture. He hypothesized that groups of people are smarter than a few smart individuals and makes the case that the collective "wisdom of crowds" is better at solving problems, making good decisions, and fostering innovation. In this column, we will begin to explore how consumers use the principle of the wisdom of crowds to find health information and make health care decisions. The introduction of the World Wide Web has democratized access to information and knowledge. This is particularly true in health care. Knowledge around diseases, treatments, and even evidence is no longer under the control of the health care establishment, but is accessible by consumers.

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Rapidly
Changing
Interconnect
Technology
Embedding
Components
American
Manufacturing
Another
Technologies
50 The Rapidly Changing Interconnect: New Technology Drives New Apps. Embedding Components Gives American Manufacturing Another Chance to Shine (Emerging Technologies) - Printed Circuit Design & Fab
Auteur : Printed Circuit Design & Fab
Genre : Entreprise et management
The electronics landscape is changing in ways unforeseen even a few years ago, and the interconnect, or printed circuit board (to use the old definition), is at the forefront of those changes. The underlying technology is changing in ways that few in the West now understand. With huge cost pressures and the shift of basic electronics manufacturing to Asia, these new manufacturing processes have fundamentally altered the topography in ways that present significant opportunities to designers and systems engineers, managers and marketers. These changes are also significant challenges to the relevance of the manufacturing and technology base in North America and Europe. Consider the iPhone. Every day, new applications that go far beyond the original concept are being introduced. These include:

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