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The Russian Far East: Strategic Priorities for Sustainable Development

Sergey Darkin, Vladimir Kvint
July 06, 2016

The Russian Far East is one of the most strategically important regions of Russia. The Russian Far East and the development of its manufacturing strength determine Russia’s role in a major economic area of the world: the Asia-Pacific region. The degree to which the transportation,...

Water Policy and Planning in a Variable and Changing Climate

Kathleen A. Miller, Alan F. Hamlet, Douglas S. Kenney, Kelly T. Redmond
June 06, 2016

Water Policy and Planning in a Variable and Changing Climate addresses the current challenges facing western water planners and policy makers in the United States and considers strategies for managing water resources and related risks in the future. Written by highly-regarded experts in the...

Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship

Teresa Chahine
May 03, 2016

Social entrepreneurship is a revolution occurring around the world today. People from all walks of life are developing and implementing innovative, effective, and sustainable solutions in response to social and environmental challenges. These solutions include products, services, and interventions...

Global Cases in Best and Worst Practice in Crisis and Emergency Management

Ali Farazmand
April 19, 2016

Global Cases in Best and Worst Practice in Crisis and Emergency Management is the first book to focus on select global cases from the perspective of best and worst practices in the context of crisis and emergency management. Bringing together the most established scholars and experts in the field,...

Pharmaceutical Public Policy

Thomas R. Fulda, Alan Lyles, Albert I Wertheimer
April 14, 2016

As the most common health-care intervention, prescription drug use shares the most important characteristics of the health-care system in the United States. When everything works well, it makes possible breathtakingly successful applications of science to the prevention and cure of human suffering....

CITY-HUBs: Sustainable and Efficient Urban Transport Interchanges

Andres Monzon-de-Caceres, Floridea Di Ciommo
April 01, 2016

Explore the Design and Operation of Urban Transport Interchanges Transport planners throughout the world can implement a range of policies to influence travelers’ behavior, and encourage a move to public transport to achieve urban sustainability and social inclusion. At the same time population...

Inflation Targeting and Policy Rules: The Case of Mexico, 2001–2012

Oscar R. Medina, Elias A. Laguna
March 24, 2016

Inflation Targeting and Policy Rules is an essential book for understanding how Mexico’s monetary policy has been evolving and functioning, from the beginning of the century to recent, highlighting the doctrine of policy rules and focusing on inflation targeting, both fundamental elements necessary...

Urban Horticulture

Tina Marie Waliczek, Jayne M. Zajicek
January 15, 2016

In the wake of urbanization and technological advances, public green spaces within cities are disappearing and people are spending more time with electronic devices than with nature. Urban Horticulture explores the importance of horticulture to the lives, health, and well-being of urban populations...

The Regeneration Imperative: Revitalization of Built and Natural Assets

William Humber, Gail Krantzberg, Velma I. Grover
December 18, 2015

This book on urban regeneration takes an approach that captures the increasing urbanization of modern living in all parts of the world. Revitalization of built and natural surroundings needs to take place to achieve resilient environmental, social, and economic success. The book looks at proactive...

Practical Handbook of Remote Sensing

Samantha Lavender, Andrew Lavender
November 24, 2015

A Beginner’s Guide to the World of Satellite Data Over a thousand active satellites are in orbit around the Earth with applications including navigation, the transmission of data and satellite remote sensing; a space-based technology providing data accessible to everyone. The Practical Handbook of...

Hurricane Mitigation for the Built Environment

Ricardo A. Alvarez
November 24, 2015

"Alvarez drives home the point that for buildings and communities located in hurricane-prone regions, it is not a question of whether the area will be impacted, but when it will be impacted. The book makes a strong case for taking responsibility to understand the vulnerabilities of buildings and...

Civilian Oversight of Police: Advancing Accountability in Law Enforcement

Tim Prenzler, Garth den Heyer
November 03, 2015

Exploring the complex and controversial topic of civilian oversight of police, this book analyzes the issues and debates entailed by civilian oversight by using worldwide perspectives, in-depth case studies, and a wealth of survey data. Integrating and summarizing decades of research from many...