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The Sustainability Handbook, Volume 1

  • 1st Edition
  • June 28, 2024
  • Mark Von Rosing
  • English
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The Sustainability Handbook provides a comprehensive and holistic understanding of sustainability, bridging the gap between academic theory and business practices. Global climate change poses enormous environmental challenges, and societies across the world must adapt and innovate to further the goals of sustainability for present and future generations. The private sector especially must find new ways of doing business to align their practices with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by the international community. Using a conceptually structured framework throughout, the book examines the latest academic research to summarize what environmental, social, and economic sustainability actually means in different contexts.Using numerous specific case studies and insights from industry leaders, the book shows how to strategically integrate sustainability into the organization, with extensive focus on policies, incentives, measures, operations, production, consumption, and lifecycle management. Volume 1 explores the concept of Substantial Sustainability Innovation within an enterprise and why it is important. It clarifies the difference between environmental, social and governance aspects of sustainability and how they relate to each other. With examples from local sourcing to C02 reduction, business ethics to sustainability portfolio management, green business process management to gender diversity, this volume explores how you can use sustainability to innovate and identifies which components to use to build an effective sustainable strategy.For researchers, students, and businesspeople at all levels and sectors, this handbook is an essential reference of the latest sustainability tools and methodologies required to adapt and innovate towards sustainability.

Encyclopedia of Adolescence

  • 2nd Edition
  • June 24, 2024
  • Enrique Neblett + 3 more
  • English
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Encyclopedia of Adolescence, Second Edition presents a comprehensive overview of the theories, methods, and empirical evidence needed to understand this critical developmental period. Split across 3 volumes, and spanning over 130 chapters, the title begins with an overview of the history of the study of adolescence and the emerging theories and tools used to study adolescent development, as well as normative changes of adolescence, encompassing a broad range of adolescent experiences. It then examines the interpersonal and socioecological contexts which are both shaped by the adolescent and play a formative role in the adolescent’s development.In conclusion, the book examines those experiences that can compromise healthy development in adolescence and the specific mental health challenges that are common or emergent during the adolescent years. This updated edition addresses identified gaps in the earlier edition, and in similar works, expanding coverage to topics that have often been overlooked but are key experiences, tasks, or contexts affecting adolescent development.

Aircraft Leasing and Financing

  • 2nd Edition
  • June 21, 2024
  • Vitaly Guzhva + 2 more
  • English
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Aircraft Financing and Leasing: Tools for Success in Aircraft Acquisition and Management, Second Edition provides students and industry professionals with unique insights into the latest developments in the Commercial Aircraft and Engine Leasing and Financing industry that has grown into one of the most distinctive and important industries globally. This book offers a blend of academic and professional views that make it educational and relevant to the everyday operations of the industry. It can be used as a stand-alone textbook as well as a practitioner's guide.Given the impact of the COVID-19 virus on airlines around the world, the industry has experienced substantial changes since the first edition was published. This second edition is thoroughly revised and includes some new case studies and an entirely new chapter on Environmental Considerations with Respect to Aviation Finance.Aircraft Financing and Leasing details the industry’s foundational concepts, including aviation law and regulation, airline credit analysis, maintenance reserve development, insurance, transaction cost modeling, risk management tools such as asset and credit diversification, and the art of lease negotiations. Different types of aircraft are explored, highlighting their purposes, as well as when and why airline operators and investors choose specific models over others. In addition, the book covers important factors such as modeling financial returns for leased aircraft and appraising aircraft values.Users will find this an ideal resource for practitioners or as an outstanding reference for senior undergraduate and graduate students.

The Solo Librarian

  • 1st Edition
  • June 18, 2024
  • Lucy Roper
  • English
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Actively diversifying the content to increase its relevance to an international audience, this practical handbook provides a one-stop-shop with accompanying time-saving templates that can be easily adapted to help aid the daily activities and processes often faced by those working in information, knowledge, libraries and related disciplines.The Solo Librarian: A Practical Handbook provides an internationally applicable and practical handbook that shows a timeline of key activities that happen throughout, in this example, an academic year. Sections provide examples on Acquisitions, cataloguing, updating library guidance (before academic year start - September), Student and Staff Inductions (September/October), Quarterly Business Review to review updates and library usage (Oct – Dec), Library cover over student/staff holiday period (Dec), Quarterly Business Review (Jan – Mar), Quality standard(s) re-accreditation (April), Research methods/study skills webinars (April), Library cover over student holiday period (April), Quarterly Business Review (April –June), and much more.The idea behind this practical handbook is to provide guidance and templates to cover responsibilities, challenges, benchmarking, acquisitions, classification, archiving, copyright management, and so much more.

Library Career Management in the Digital Age

  • 1st Edition
  • June 18, 2024
  • Katarina Michnik
  • English
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Library Career Management in the Digital Age, A New Tool for Development presents a new model, the Librarian Career Management Tool, that can be used to identify and structure possible opportunities and challenges to the career development of academic librarians in the digital age. Because of this heterogeneity in the field, there is a need for a theoretical and practical tool that distils variation down to fundamental principles which people can then work with. The tool discussed in the book collates all possible career paths into a taxonomy of influencing factors and natural relationships between these factors for the digital librarian context.The advantage of modeling these distinct patterns is to enable informed and far-sighted decisions on the motivations for the next steps in an individual’s career. In addition, it enables key trends in digital information management to be better understood.

Air Conditioning with Natural Energy

  • 1st Edition
  • June 5, 2024
  • Xianting Li + 1 more
  • English
  • Paperback
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Air Conditioning with Natural Energy: Applications, Case Studies, and Energy Savings Potential is a comprehensive examination of the principles, theory, applications, and energy saving performance of newly developed technologies for air conditioning using natural energy. Based on the latest research and real-world case studies from North America, Europe, and China, the book provides an engineering perspective on the design and application of air conditioning from multiple climates. Each case study presented analyzes the carbon emission reduction potential, energy saving potential, and the operational performance of the technologies.Specific chapters examine the range of air conditioning technologies that use natural energy. This includes enhanced treatment technologies for outdoor air such as earth-to-air heat exchanger, fresh air pre-handling system using shallow geothermal energy, as well as newly developed technologies such as pipe-embedded wall, nocturnal cooling wall, and pipe-embedded window systems. With particular focus on applications in China, Part II provides real world case studies from multiple climatic zones, demonstrating the practical application and implementation of these technologies.

Practical Aspects of Electroorganic Synthesis

  • 1st Edition
  • June 4, 2024
  • Davood Nematollahi + 3 more
  • English
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Practical Aspects of Electroorganic Synthesis presents an educational insight into the practical aspects of electrosynthesis methods by providing a variety of examples and techniques. With the advancement of chemical science and its undeniable role in life, there is a growing need for the employment of green and eco-friendly methods and environmentally acceptable processes to minimize the negative consequences of chemical technologies. These needs and concepts are referred to as “green chemistry” and “sustainable technology”. Electrosynthesis techniques are an example of one of the notable achievements of the interdisciplinary co-operation that assists in minimizing these consequences.This book comprises three fundamental sections: direct, indirect, and paired electrolysis. As a result, this logically separates the key information needed to conduct electrochemistry into digestible and rational parts. Direct electrolysis discusses anodic oxidation, cathodic reduction, mechanistic studies (cyclic voltammetry), and how to set up electrochemical experiments. Indirect electrolysis proceeds to explore catalysts and additives in more depth to take on modern electrochemical methods. Finally, this book explores the burgeoning new field of paired electrolysis, in which the ultimate green-synthesis applications are possible, with no wasted electrons and very few by-products.Practical Aspects of Electroorganic Synthesis offers researchers a modern and authoritative resource that brings complete and up-to-date practical concepts of electrosynthesis methods and guides the audience on how to carry out a large number of experimental techniques.

Advances in Motivation Science

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 11
  • June 4, 2024
  • Andrew J. Elliot
  • English
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Advances in Motivation Science, Volume Eleven, the latest release in the Motivation Science series, contains interesting articles that cover topics such as An Ecology of Meaning: An Integrative Framework for Understanding Human Motivations, Beer AMS Quest for Self Knowledge, Boundary conditions of the rational model Finding the limits of rationality, Growth goals: A review of the construct Predictors, Consequences, and Intervention, Pragmatic Prospection Theory, Research, and Practice, and The Quest for Self-Knowledge What Do We Want to Know (and not Know) About Ourselves.

Advances in Experimental Social Psychology

  • 1st Edition
  • Volume 70
  • June 3, 2024
  • Bertram Gawronski
  • English
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The Advances in Experimental Social Psychology series is the premier outlet for reviews of mature, high-impact research programs in social psychology. Contributions to the series provide defining pieces of established research programs, reviewing and integrating thematically related findings by individual scholars or research groups. Topics discussed in Volume 70 include narrative transportation; group life and personal agency; victimhood and morality; goal pursuit and risk behavior; and identity fusion

Surface Modifications of Nanocellulose

  • 1st Edition
  • June 1, 2024
  • Ning Lin + 1 more
  • English
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Surface Modifications of Nanocellulose: Strategies, Methods, and Applications establishes the basic framework of nanocellulose. This book systemically summarizes the strategy and protocols of surface modifications on nanocellulose and comprehensively analyzes the relationship between surface modifications and their functional applications. It provides a one-stop reference for researchers engaged in biopolymer research with a commitment to the development of highly-valued functional polymers, nanomaterials, and green chemistry.