Factfulness

Factfulness
Author : Hans Rosling
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 352
Release : 2018-04-03
ISBN 10 : 9781473637481
ISBN 13 : 1473637481
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Factfulness Book Description:

'One of the most important books I've ever read - an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world' BILL GATES 'A hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases' BARACK OBAMA The international bestseller, inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world, and make you realise things are better than you thought. *#1 Sunday Times bestseller * New York Times bestseller * Observer 'best brainy book of the decade' * Irish Times bestseller * audiobook bestseller * Guardian bestseller *

Better Ways to Better Relationships in the Church

Better Ways to Better Relationships in the Church
Author : Thomas G. Kirkpatrick
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2021-05-28
ISBN 10 : 9781725299955
ISBN 13 : 172529995X
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Better Ways to Better Relationships in the Church Book Description:

Most congregations and faith communities are eager to help people transform their relationships for the better--especially in these controversial and divisive times. This book targets six topics to create healthier relationships and repair relationship breakdowns: practicing humility, experiencing empathy, feeling compassion, showing kindness, expressing appreciation, and doing justice. You will find chapters on each of these topics with teaser quotes, real-life scenarios, sensible guidelines, and practical applications. Its goal is to provide some practical guidelines that can go a long way in helping people be more effective in how they transform relationships for the better in their congregations and everyday lives. In short, you will find practical wisdom in each of these six areas that will strengthen your relationships at home, at work, in congregations, and in society. Insights are drawn from the latest research by relationship and social scientists on each topic. Wisdom gleaned from this research is translated into practical guidelines for transforming relationships gone awry, into relationships that flourish.

The Attention Economy and How Media Works

The Attention Economy and How Media Works
Author : Karen Nelson-Field
Publisher : Springer Nature
Total Pages : 152
Release : 2020-01-04
ISBN 10 : 9789811515408
ISBN 13 : 9811515409
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Attention Economy and How Media Works Book Description:

This book offers a considered voice on the advertising chaos that colours our rapidly changing media environment in a world of fake news, fast facts and seriously depleted attention stamina. Rather than simply herald disruption, Karen Nelson-Field starts an intelligent conversation on what it will take for businesses to win in an attention economy, the advertising myths we need to leave behind and the scientific evidence we can use to navigate a complex advertising and media ecosystem. This book makes sense of viewability standards, coverage and clutter; it talks about the real quality behind a qCPM and takes a deep dive into the relationship between attention and sales. It explains the stark reality of human attention processing in advertising. Readers will learn how to maximise a viewer’s divided attention by leveraging specific media attributes and using attention-grabbing creative triggers. Nelson-Field asks you to pay attention to a disrupted advertising future without panic, but rather with a keen eye on the things that brand owners can learn to control.

The Public and Their Platforms

The Public and Their Platforms
Author : Carrigan, Mark
Publisher : Policy Press
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2021-06-09
ISBN 10 : 9781529201055
ISBN 13 : 1529201055
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Public and Their Platforms Book Description:

Cutting across multiple disciplines, this book maps out a new role for the public sociologist in the post-COVID world. It envisions a new kind of public sociology that brings together “the digital” and the “physical” to create public spaces where critical scholarship and active civic engagement can meet in a mutually reinforcing way.

Biomass Biofuels Biochemicals

Biomass  Biofuels  Biochemicals
Author : Ganti S. Murthy
Publisher : Elsevier
Total Pages : 418
Release : 2021-09-17
ISBN 10 : 9780128192436
ISBN 13 : 0128192437
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biomass Biofuels Biochemicals Book Description:

Systems analysis for sustainability is an emerging discipline where technologies, processes or policies are evaluated comprehensively for sustainability. Trifold sustainability metrics such as technical feasibility, economic viability and environmental impacts are commonly used to assess sustainability. In addition to these metrics, it is important to consider resource sustainability, policies and social aspects for evaluating the sustainability of any proposed alternative. Green-Economy: Systems Analysis for Sustainability provides a theoretical background to perform such analyses and detailed case studies. The first part of this book introduces methods and tools to perform technical feasibility analysis, economic viability analysis, environmental impacts assessment, environmental risk assessment, resource sustainability assessment, policy and social aspects of technologies, general logic-based sustainability assessment for green products and introduces resilience thinking. The second part of the book focuses on case studies with an emphasis on solar energy, biofuels and bioproducts from across the globe. Covers sustainability analysis for bioeconomy Provides theoretical background for conducting sustainability analysis Includes case studies from around the world that use these methods Examines techno-economic analysis, life cycle assessment, resource assessment, environmental risk analysis, policy and social aspects of technologies

Progress in Geography Key Stage 3

Progress in Geography  Key Stage 3
Author : David Gardner
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 320
Release : 2018-10-22
ISBN 10 : 9781510426771
ISBN 13 : 1510426779
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Progress in Geography Key Stage 3 Book Description:

Motivate pupils to develop their geographical skills, knowledge and understanding as they become engaged and accomplished geographers, ready for the demands of GCSE. Specifically designed to provide a solid foundation for the 2016 GCSE specifications, this Student Book takes an enquiry-based approach to learning within each unit and lesson. - Easily and cost-effectively implement a new KS3 scheme of work: this coherent single-book course covers the latest National Curriculum content, providing 150 ready-made lessons that can be used flexibly for a two or three-year KS3 - Build and improve the geographical knowledge and skills that pupils need: every double-page spread represents a lesson, with rich geographical data and place contexts for pupils to interpret, analyse andevaluate - Lay firm foundations for GCSE: key vocabulary, command words and concepts are introduced gradually, preparing pupils for the content and question types they will encounter at GCSE, with a particular focus on analysis and evaluation questions - Effectively assess, measure and demonstrate progress: formative assessments throughout each lesson and summative end-of-unit reviews include questions that show whether pupils are 'working towards', 'meeting' or 'exceeding' expectations - Encourage pupils to check and drive their own progress: learning objectives and end-of-unit learning outcomes help pupils reflect on their learning and make connections between key concepts and skills throughout the course

Necessity and Proportionality in International Peace and Security Law

Necessity and Proportionality in International Peace and Security Law
Author : Claus Kreß
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Total Pages : 488
Release : 2020-10-01
ISBN 10 : 9780197537398
ISBN 13 : 0197537391
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Necessity and Proportionality in International Peace and Security Law Book Description:

Necessity and proportionality hold a firm place in the international law governing the use of force by states, as well as in the law of armed conflict. However, the precise contours of these two requirements are uncertain and controversial. The aim of Necessity and Proportionality in International Peace and Security Law is to explore how necessity and proportionality manifest themselves in the modern world under the law governing the use of force and the law of armed conflict, and how they relate to each other. The book explores the ways in which necessity and proportionality are applied in practice and addresses pressing legal issues in the law on the use of force, including the controversial "unwilling and unable" test for the use of force in self-defense, drones and targeted killing, the application of this legal regime during civil war, and the need for further transparency in states' justification for the use of force in self-defense. The analysis of the role of military necessity within the law of armed conflict on the modern battlefield focuses on the history and nature of the principle of military necessity, the proper application of the principle of proportionality, how commanders should account for mental harm in calculating proportionality, and the role artificial intelligence and autonomous weapons systems may play in proportionality analysis. The book concludes with a discussion of the potential role of proportionality in the law governing post-conflict contexts.

Economic Stories For Undergrads

Economic Stories For Undergrads
Author : Annavajhula J. C. Bose
Publisher : OrangeBooks Publication
Total Pages : 332
Release : 2022-05-10
ISBN 10 :
ISBN 13 :
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Economic Stories For Undergrads Book Description:

Economics is the strangest and most dubious as also frustrating animal of social sciences and humanities. The debate on what it is and what its strengths and weaknesses are in understanding and changing the economy and society for the better, is never ending. This book cuts through this noise for econ-undergrads with social concerns. It is crafted to be stuffed with peripatetic hops, skips and intellectual and emotional jumps about the nature and character of the brain circuits of economics in terms of its methodological, political, sociological, anthropological, historical, feminist, ethical, ecological, spiritual, literary, technical, corporate and other underpinnings. Diverse stories are told as alerts or nudges for the undergrads, who as aspirant youth have, in general, hyperbolic discounting attitude towards social change. The mind and heart of the undergrad reading this book will hopefully be ignited so as to endeavour to find out the purpose of economic education and how economics should be learnt in order to rectify the failures of our current socio-economic system. The seriously academic undergrad may also be inspired to pursue the long-range objective of doing integrated studies and research for maximised understanding and holistic policy making, which is, of course, easier to say than do.

The Coffeehouse Investor s Ground Rules

The Coffeehouse Investor s Ground Rules
Author : Bill Schultheis
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages : 160
Release : 2020-11-24
ISBN 10 : 9781119717089
ISBN 13 : 1119717086
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Coffeehouse Investor s Ground Rules Book Description:

PRAISE FOR THE COFFEEHOUSE INVESTOR'S GROUND RULES "Bill Schultheis approaches financial matters with so much wisdom and heart. His valuable message? Save, plan, and keep it simple, then get on with what really matters to you. This small-but-mighty volume is the perfect gift for loved ones looking to find their financial footing—and enrich their lives over their next coffee break." —CHRISTINE BENZ, Director of Personal Finance, Morningstar, Inc. "Bill Schultheis has given readers something new: a book about index investing for people who like words and stories more than numbers and tables. Don't miss his 'Outfox the Box' illustration. It makes the case for index investing in two pictures. Along the way, he turns index investing into an easy-going philosophy of life." —SCOTT BURNS, creator, Couch Potato Investing; Personal Finance Columnist "The Coffeehouse Investor's Ground Rules is a worthy addition to Bill Schultheis' first Coffeehouse Investor book. This latest book, written during a world-wide pandemic, proves the timeless wisdom of Coffeehouse investing in all type of markets. Unlike most investment books targeted only at making money, Bill shows us how to use our wealth to also achieve personal happiness." —TAYLOR LARIMORE, author, The Bogleheads' Guide to the Three-Fund Portfolio "The Coffeehouse Investor's Ground Rules will entertain and inspire you to take control of your financial destiny." —PETER LAZAROFF, author, Making Money Simple: The Complete Guide to Getting Your Financial House in Order and Keeping It That Way Forever "Bill Schultheis' The Coffeehouse Investor's Ground Rules book is both delightful and profound. You will delight in Bill's many stories, and you will learn profound lessons. Save, invest, plan, and always remember that wealth is only a waystation to happiness." —MEIR STATMAN, Glenn Klimek Professor of Finance, Leavy School of Business, Santa Clara University

How I Learned to Understand the World

How I Learned to Understand the World
Author : Hans Rosling
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 256
Release : 2020-11-05
ISBN 10 : 9781529375046
ISBN 13 : 1529375045
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How I Learned to Understand the World Book Description:

BBC RADIO 4 BOOK OF THE WEEK The moving, playful memoir of Hans Rosling - Swedish statistics mastermind, researcher extraordinaire and author of the global bestseller, Factfulness. This is a book that contains very few numbers. Instead, it is about meeting people who have opened my eyes. It was facts that helped him explain how the world works. But it was curiosity and commitment that made the late Hans Rosling, author of worldwide bestseller Factfulness, the most popular researcher of our time. How I Learned to Understand the World is Hans Rosling's own story of how a young scientist learned became a revolutionary thinker, and takes us from the swelter of an emergency clinic in Mozambique, to the World Economic Forum at Davos. In collaboration with Swedish journalist Fanny Härgestam, Hans Rosling wrote his memoir with the same joy of storytelling that made a whole world listen when he spoke.