Over the past 150 years, and the last 50 in particular, America's elect have eliminated the plain and common sense approach our forefathers established. Our Declaration of Independence reminds us that the people ever maintain the right to abolish or alter their form of government so as to assure their safety and happiness. James Madison concludes
“It is therefore essential that such changes be instituted by some informal and unauthorized propositions, made by some patriotic and respectable citizen or number of citizens."
This book details such a plan.
Secondly, it is hoped that you can get to know the author a bit. Unfortunately, we cannot share a two way dialog with ink and paper. But he hopes that it will lead to such a discussion some day when time and circumstances permit.
International development and how it has evolved toward an emphasis on knowledge
How networked human capital creates new potential for poorly resourced countries
The formation of a global system of learning networks
The digitization of knowledge
How nations improve their well-being through knowledge and equity
This inter-disciplinary assessment of international learning inequality and the methods to overcome it will appeal to researchers concerned with emerging concepts of global learning networks and their effects on development. It will also be of interest to students and policymakers studying national inequality, economics, and global development.
Scenarios for Success delivers a unique and coherent account of the state of the scenario planning art. It is aimed particularly at those trying to implement its findings. Striking a balance between theory and practice, the contributors show how and why the core techniques of scenario thinking have endured and are still valuable, while bringing new tools and processes that keep scenario planning in touch with modern realities.
Updated by the original author team, plus new author Scott Cunningham, the book takes into account what the authors see as the innovations to technology management in the last 17 years: the Internet; the greater focus on group decision-making including process management and mechanism design; and desktop software that has transformed the analytical capabilities of technology managers. Included in this book will be 5 case studies from various industries that show how technology management is applied in the real world.
In full color!
Part of the Pediatric Practice series, Pediatric Practice: Gastroenterology is a unique source of clinically relevant information on the diagnosis and treatment of children with gastrointestinal symptoms and disorders. The care of the patient forms the core of this full-color resource, which also provides perspectives on epidemiology, pathophysiology, and diagnosis that every pediatrician, pediatric resident, gastroenterologist, and pediatric nurse needs to know.
Expert authors in each subject area provide detailed, yet concise overviews of important disorders of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, pancreas, and liver. You will also find discussion of common symptoms, their differential diagnosis, and how they should be evaluated and treated along with an introduction to the use of diagnostic modalities such as radiology, nuclear medicine, and endoscopy. A listing of relevant, recent articles appears at the end of each chapter allowing you to expand your exploration of a given topic.
The Pediatric Practice series simplifies the care of pediatric patients by delivering:
Global Land Ice Measurements from Space - Satellite Multispectral Imaging of Glaciers (GLIMS book for short) is the leading state-of-the-art technical and interpretive presentation of satellite image data and analysis of the changing state of the world's glaciers. The book is the most definitive, comprehensive product of a global glacier remote sensing consortium, Global Land Ice Measurements from Space (GLIMS, http://www.glims.org). With 33 chapters and a companion e-supplement, the world's foremost experts in satellite image analysis of glaciers analyze the current state and recent and possible future changes of glaciers across the globe and interpret these findings for policy planners.
Climate change is with us for some time to come, and its impacts are being felt by the world's population. The GLIMS Book, to be released about the same time as the IPCC's 5th Assessment report on global climate warming, buttresses and adds rich details and authority to the global change community's understanding of climate change impacts on the cryosphere. This will be a definitive and technically complete reference for experts and students examining the responses of glaciers to climate change. World experts demonstrate that glaciers are changing in response to the ongoing climatic upheaval in addition to other factors that pertain to the circumstances of individual glaciers. The global mosaic of glacier changes is documented by quantitative analyses and are placed into a perspective of causative factors. Starting with a Foreword, Preface, and Introduction, the GLIMS book gives the rationale for and history of glacier monitoring and satellite data analysis. It includes a comprehensive set of six "how-to" methodology chapters, twenty-five chapters detailing regional glacier state and dynamical changes, and an in-depth summary and interpretation chapter placing the observed glacier changes into a global context of the coupled atmosphere-land-ocean system.
An accompanying e-supplement will include oversize imagery and other other highly visual renderings of scientific data.
Strategies for Teaching Content Effectively in the Inclusive Secondary Classroom provides classroom applications, school-wide recommendations and content-specific strategies to support students with disabilities in secondary general education settings. Learn how to develop inclusive climates in the general education classroom and across the entire school; implement content-specific teaching strategies; build stronger partnerships between general and special educators; promote social success among middle and high school students; motivate low achieving students; and assess secondary students with disabilities. Written for secondary special education teachers, general education teachers and support staff.
Companies are finally learning that a network disaster recovery plan is mandatory in these times, and they must be prepared to make difficult choices about network security.
In the information-packed pages of this book, Annlee Hines shares her unique and diverse work experience. She explains that the first thing you need, whatever your business may be, is reliable information and an idea of what you need to protect, as well as what you are protecting it from. She then dives into a discussion of how much you can expect to spend depending on what kind of security your network requires. She also delves into addressing the variables that determine why your needs will not necessarily be the needs of your closest competitor.
Most importantly, Hines writes this valuable material realizing that you already know how to do your job --it's just that you now have to reconsider just how vulnerable the information nervous system of your company really is.
From major terrorist attacks to natural disasters to hackers, Annlee Hines explores how to defend your network and reviews such topics as:
* Probes, viruses, worms, and Trojan horses
* The most common vulnerabilities networks face
* Understanding and justifying costs
* Lessons to be learned from successful defense strategies
* Preparing for the worst and the requirements of network survival
* Remedies, cyber recovery, and restoration