Even before the myth of Prometheus, fire played a crucial ecological role around the world. Numerous plant communities depend on fire to generate species diversity in both time and space. Without fire such ecosystems would become sterile monocultures. Recent efforts to prohibit fire in fire dependent communities have contributed to more intense and more damaging fires. For these reasons, foresters, ecologists, land managers, geographers, and environmental scientists are interested in the behavior and ecological effects of fires. This book will be the first to focus on the chemistry and physics of fire as it relates to the ways in which fire behaves and the impacts it has on ecosystem function. Leading international contributors have been recruited by the editors to prepare a didactic text/reference that will appeal to both advanced students and practicing professionals.
The book evolved out of succesful masters level courses in Conservation and Environmental Economics taught for several years at University College London. The wide range of contributing authors and their individual specialisms reflect the broad spectrum of disciplines covered, making the book truly comprehensive and interdisciplinary.
South Korea is one of the rare countries that has experienced political/industrial democratization and economic development simultaneously in a relatively short period. However, the full story of democratization and development processes displays two faces a " positive and negative aspects to the deployment of labour/human resources. This book explains these seemingly contradictory outcomes of Korean employment relations (ER) and human resource management (HRM) based upon a theoretical framework that incorporates logics of environmental constraints and strategies of actors. During three key periods of the previous century (i.e., pre-1987, 1987 a " 1997 and post-1997), the book discusses the paradigm shift in both ER and HRM. This much-needed text contains informative details on Korean ER and HRM of past and present, with theoretical and practical views, and of transformations and continuities. The book provides policy implications that will stimulate constructive debates regarding the a /mutual-gainsa strategies for policy makers, management and employees.
This pioneering book provides a comprehensive, rigorous and in-depth analysis of China's energy and environmental policy for the transition towards a low-carbon economy. This unique book focuses on concrete, constructive and realistic solutions to China's unprecedented environmental pollution and rising greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels and energy security as a result of steeply rising oil imports. It provides an up-to-date factual analysis of China's efforts and commitments to improve energy efficiency, to cut pollutants and to increase the use of renewable energy to create a low-carbon economy. The author explores many of the policies and measures that China has put in place to save energy and reduce emissions, as well as examines new policies and measures in order for China to be successful. Energy and Environmental Policy in China will prove to be of great value to practitioners and policymakers, as well as to academies and students in the areas of economics, environmental studies, Asian studies, regional and urban studies, law, political science and sociology.
Faye writes from her personal perception using her thoughts, feelings, and observations as she struggled with the personality and behavior changes following a traumatic brain injury. She related to this time a walking through Shadowland, a place of ashes. Faye tells how her hope was restored by a personal word from God, which allowed her to accept her new personality and the changed behavior, allowing her to take the new road map for her life, forging ahead with courage, because she is a survivor and knows that the journey is worth taking.
Faye lives in Mobile, Alabama. She is a 1980 graduate of Troy University School of Nursing, Montgomery Campus. She is a member of the Mobile Writers' Guild, the Alabama State Poetry Society, and a former member of the National Associate of American Pen Women, Mobile Branch, as Letters, serving several times as the chapter's chaplain.
Faye has been published in The Journal of Christian Nursing, several anthologies, and different newsletters pertaining to Traumatic Brain Injury and relating emotional problems. She is a guest writer at TrustinginJesus.com. In her spare time, she enjoys playing Mexican train dominoes, cards, Chinese mahjongg, designing and making quilts, ballroom and line dancing, reading mysteries and historical fiction.
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