Ancient Futures, 3rd Edition

Author: Helena Norberg-Hodge

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 0692864245

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 244

View: 7652

A moving portrait of tradition and change in Ladakh, or "Little Tibet," Ancient Futures is also a scathing critique of the global economy and a rallying call for economic localization. When Helena Norberg-Hodge first visited Ladakh in 1975, she found a pristine environment, a self-reliant economy and a people who exhibited a remarkable joie de vivre. But then came a tidal wave of economic growth and development. Over the last four decades, this remote Himalayan land has been transformed by outside markets and Western notions of "progress." As a direct result, a whole range of problems--from polluted air and water to unemployment, religious conflict, eating disorders and youth suicide--have appeared for the first time. Yet this is far from a story of despair. Social and environmental breakdown, Norberg-Hodge argues, are neither inevitable nor evolutionary, but the products of political and economic decisions--and those decisions can be changed. In a new Preface, she presents a kaleidoscope of projects around the world that are pointing the way for both human and ecological well-being. These initiatives are the manifestation of a rapidly growing localization movement, which works to rebuild place-based cultures--strengthening community and our connection with nature. Ancient Futures challenges us to redefine what a healthy economy means, and to find ways to carry centuries-old wisdom into our future. The book and a related film by the same title have, between them, been translated into more than 40 languages.

Ancient Futures

Author: Helena Norberg-Hodge

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692530627

Category:

Page: 244

View: 1465

A moving portrait of tradition and change in Ladakh, or Little Tibet, Ancient Futures is also a scathing critique of the global economy and a rallying call for economic localization. When Helena Norberg-Hodge first visited Ladakh in 1975, she found a pristine environment, a self-reliant economy and a people who exhibited a remarkable joie de vivre. But then came a tidal wave of economic growth and development. Over the last four decades, this remote Himalayan land has been transformed by outside markets and Western notions of progress. As a direct result, a whole range of problems from polluted air and water to unemployment, religious conflict, eating disorders and youth suicide have appeared for the first time. Yet this is far from a story of despair. Social and environmental breakdown, Norberg-Hodge argues, are neither inevitable nor evolutionary, but the products of political and economic decisions and those decisions can be changed. In a new Preface, she presents a kaleidoscope of projects around the world that are pointing the way for both human and ecological well-being. These initiatives are the manifestation of a rapidly growing localization movement, which works to rebuild place-based cultures strengthening community and our connection with nature. Ancient Futures challenges us to redefine what a healthy economy means, and to find ways to carry centuries-old wisdom into our future. The book and a related film by the same title have, between them, been translated into more than 40 languages."

Dreaming the Future

Reimagining Civilization in the Age of Nature

Author: Ken Ausubel

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603584595

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 209

View: 1908

In a collection of short, witty, poignant, even humorous essays, Ausubel tracks the big ideas, emerging trends, and game-changing developments of our time. He guides us through our watershed moment, showing how it's possible to emerge from a world where corporations are citizens, the gap between rich and poor is cavernous, and biodiversity and the climate are under assault and create a world where we take our cues from nature and focus on justice, equity, diversity, democracy, and peace.

Bright Futures for PDA

Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children and Adolescents

Author: American Academy of Pediatrics

Publisher: American Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781581102901

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 3379

Bright Futures Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents includes the most up to date information on health supervision guidelines combining the knowledge of both the Bright Futures Guidelines and the AAP guidelines for Health Supervision.New and revised material includes: * Ten key areas of child devlopment in a single, easy-to-use resource. Part I is organized into 10 themes common to all stages of child development, with special emphasis on 2 new significant areas, promotion mental health and maintaining health weight * One resource with the most up-to-date well-child supervision standards. Part II focuses on specific guidance for each of 31 age-based health care visits. Each visit enumerates five priorities for that visit, including sample questions, and discusssion points for both parent and child.* Updated AAP recommendations for Preventive Pediatric Health Care PDA version also includes the following: * Visit priorities by age link directly to in-depth guidelines and strategies for anticipatory guidance * Powerful navigation tools help find information fast and link to related topics or create bookmarks for future reference * Easy-to-use interface customized for your device

Bringing the Food Economy Home

Local Alternatives to Global Agribusiness

Author: Helena Norberg-Hodge,Todd Merrifield,Steven Gorelick

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781842772331

Category: Agricultural industries

Page: 150

View: 4461

If the many social, environmental and economic crises facing the planet are to be resolved, a good place to start is to rebuild local food economies. This title shows how a shift towards the local would protect and rebuild agricultural diversity, along with many other benefits.

The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

Author: Gerald R. Ferrera,Mystica M. Alexander,William P. Wiggins,Cheryl Kirschner,Jonathan J. Darrow

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454897686

Category: Law

Page: 804

View: 373

Focusing on ethics in every aspect of the business environment, The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business, Second Edition by Gerald R. Ferrera, Mystica M. Alexander, William P. Wiggins, Cheryl Kirschner and Jonathan Darrow, prepares students to work within current industry norms, practices, and legislation. Ethics coverage is integrated throughout the book and featured in nearly every chapter. Ethical theory is interwoven with practical applications using several novel pedagogical tools developed to promote focused, thoughtful inquiry and to highlight the interplay of ethics and law. The book also meets the needs of students who will be facing an increasingly international business environment. Integrated coverage of international issues goes beyond comparative law topics and includes substantial coverage of central topics in international business law, such as, bribery and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, key provisions of the Convention on Contracts for the International Sales of Goods, and a comparison of the Uniform Commercial Code and the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Key Features: Excellent, pragmatic discussion of business organization implications and legal aspects of expanding a U.S. business internationally Crisp, thorough coverage of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, with contextual material on corruption effects on society and business, as well as explanation of the law and examples Readable, concise explanation of financing international business transactions, including overview of international debtor-creditor issues, risks specific to international transactions and description of the Letter of Credit process

Hunger and Shame

Poverty and Child Malnutrition on Mount Kilimanjaro

Author: Mary Theresa Howard,Ann V. Millard

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415916135

Category: Medical

Page: 271

View: 7639

In discussing the moral and practical dilemmas posed by the malnourished children in Mount Kilimanjaro, the authors explore the shame associated with child hunger in relation to social organization, colonial history and global economy.

China's Geography

Globalization and the Dynamics of Political, Economic, and Social Change

Author: Gregory Veeck,Clifton W. Pannell,Christopher J. Smith,Youqin Huang

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 0742567842

Category: Social Science

Page: 400

View: 1773

Despite China's obvious and growing importance on the world stage, it is often and easily misunderstood. Indeed, there are many Chinas, as this comprehensive survey of contemporary China vividly illustrates. Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition that offers the only sustained geography of the reform era, this book traces the changes occurring in this powerful and ancient nation across both time and space. Beginning with China's diverse landscapes and environments, and continuing through its formative history and tumultuous recent past, the authors present contemporary China as a product of both internal and external forces of past and present. They trace current and future successes and challenges while placing China in its international context as a massive, still-developing nation that must meet the needs of its 1.3 billion citizens while becoming a major regional and global player. Through clear prose and new, dynamic maps and photos, China's Geography illustrates and explains the great differences in economy and culture found throughout China's many regions.

Sustainability and Well-Being

The Middle Path to Environment, Society and the Economy

Author: A. Bandarage

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137308990

Category: Science

Page: 114

View: 5125

Asoka Bandarage provides an integrated analysis of the twin challenges of environmental sustainability and human well-being by investigating them as interconnected phenomena requiring a paradigmatic psychosocial transformation. She presents an incisive social science analysis and an alternative philosophical perspective on the needed transition from a worldview of domination to one of partnership.

Ancient Israel

From Abraham to the Roman Destruction of the Temple

Author: Hershel Shanks

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935335412

Category: Jews

Page: 411

View: 4009

Ethics Across Cultures

Author: Michael Brannigan

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities/Social Sciences/Languages

ISBN: 9780767424189

Category: Philosophy

Page: 520

View: 6608

This new text/reader for Introduction to Ethics courses explores the rich ethical traditions of the West and the East.

A Chorus of Stones

The Private Life of War

Author: Susan Griffin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504012216

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 8354

A brilliant and provocative exploration of the interconnection of private life and the large-scale horrors of war and devastation. A Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, and a winner of the Bay Area Book Reviewers Association Award, Susan Griffin’s A Chorus of Stones is an extraordinary reevaluation of history that explores the links between individual lives and catastrophic, world-altering violence. One of the most acclaimed and poetic voices of contemporary American feminism, Griffin delves into the perspective of those whose personal relationships and family histories were profoundly influenced by war and its often secret mechanisms: the bomb-maker and the bombing victim, the soldier and the pacifist, the grand architects who were shaped by personal experience and in turn reshaped the world. Declaring that “each solitary story belongs to a larger story”—and beginning with the brutal and heartbreaking circumstances of her own childhood—Griffin examines how the subtle dynamics of parenthood, childhood, and marriage interweave with the monumental violence of global conflict. She proffers a bold and powerful new understanding of the psychology of war through illuminating glimpses into the personal lives of Ernest Hemingway, Mahatma Gandhi, Heinrich Himmler, British officer Sir Hugh Trenchard, and other historic figures—as well as the munitions workers at Oak Ridge, a survivor of the Hiroshima bombing, and other humbler yet indispensible witnesses to history.

Athenaze

An Introduction to Ancient Greek

Author: Maurice Balme,Gilbert Lawall,James Morwood

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190607661

Category:

Page: 464

View: 4240

Combining the best features of traditional and modern methods, Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek 3/e, provides a unique, bestselling course of instruction that allows students to read connected Greek narrative right from the begining and guides them to the point where they can begin reading complete classical texts. Carefully designed to hold students' interest, the course begins in Book I with a fictional narrative about an Attic farmer's family placed in a precise historical context (423-431 B.C.). This narrative, interwoven with tales from mythology and the Persian Wars, gradually gives way in Book II to adapted passages from Thucydides, Plato, and Herodotuc and ultimately to excerpts of the original Greek of Bacchylides, Thucudides, and Aristophanes' Acharnians. Essays on relevant aspects of ancient Greek culture and history are also woven throughout.

Anthropology and Development

Culture, Morality and Politics in a Globalised World

Author: Emma Crewe,Richard Axelby

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139789201

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

View: 6388

In recent decades international development has grown into a world-shaping industry. But how do aid agencies work and what do they achieve? How does aid appear to the adults and children who receive it? And why has there been so little improvement in the position of the poor? Viewing aid and development from anthropological perspectives gives illuminating answers to questions such as these. This essential textbook reveals anthropologists' often surprising findings and details ethnographic case studies on the cultures of development. The authors use a fertile literature to examine the socio-political organisation of aid communities, agencies and networks, as well as the judgements they make about each other. The everyday practice of development work is about negotiating power and culture, but in vastly different ways in different contexts and for different social groups. Exploring the spaces between policy and practice, success and failure, the future and the past, this book provides a rounded understanding of development work that suggests new moral and political possibilities for an increasingly globalised world.

How Much Inequality Is Fair?

Mathematical Principles of a Moral, Optimal, and Stable Capitalist Society

Author: Venkat Venkatasubramanian

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231543220

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 4949

Many in the United States feel that the nation’s current level of economic inequality is unfair and that capitalism is not working for 90% of the population. Yet some inequality is inevitable. The question is: What level of inequality is fair? Mainstream economics has offered little guidance on fairness and the ideal distribution of income. Political philosophy, meanwhile, has much to say about fairness yet relies on qualitative theories that cannot be verified by empirical data. To address inequality, we need to know what the goal is—and for this, we need a quantitative, testable theory of fairness for free-market capitalism. How Much Inequality Is Fair? synthesizes concepts from economics, political philosophy, game theory, information theory, statistical mechanics, and systems engineering into a mathematical framework for a fair free-market society. The key to this framework is the insight that maximizing fairness means maximizing entropy, which makes it possible to determine the fairest possible level of pay inequality. The framework therefore provides a moral justification for capitalism in mathematical terms. Venkat Venkatasubramanian also compares his theory’s predictions to actual inequality data from various countries—showing, for instance, that Scandinavia has near-ideal fairness, while the United States is markedly unfair—and discusses the theory’s implications for tax policy, social programs, and executive compensation.

Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn

A Comprehensive Guide for Teaching All Adults

Author: Raymond J. Wlodkowski,Margery B. Ginsberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119077990

Category: Education

Page: 512

View: 9057

The classic interdisciplinary reference on adult education, updated for today's learning environment Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides adult educators with the information and strategies they need to guide non-traditional students toward positive educational outcomes. Providing a clear framework, guidelines for instructional planning, real-world examples, and cutting-edge ideas, this book fills the need for intrinsically motivating instruction targeted specifically toward adults returning to school. This new fourth edition sharpens the focus on community colleges, where most first-generation college students and working adults begin their higher education, and explores the rising use of technology and alternative delivery methods including a new chapter covering online instruction. Since the publication of its first edition, this book has become a classic reference for understanding adult motivation in educational and training settings. As more and more adults re-enter the educational system, instructors and trainers will find extraordinary value in this exploration at the intersection of research and practice. Examine the latest neuroscience and psychological research pertaining to adult motivation and learning Delve into alternative formats including online learning, interactive learning materials, and more Elicit and encourage adult intrinsic motivation using the Motivational Framework for Culturally Responsive Teaching and sixty practical, research-backed strategies Adopt a culturally responsive instructional approach for an inclusive and equitable learning environment. Adult students differ from traditional students in motivation, attitude, experience, and more; this, combined with an increasingly diverse body of students as well electronic delivery methods, makes today's teaching environment a new landscape for instructors to navigate. Enhancing Adult Motivation to Learn provides a clear guide to success for instructors and students alike.

Bright Futures

Nutrition

Author: Katrina A. Holt,Nancy Wooldridge

Publisher: Amer Academy of Pediatrics

ISBN: 9781581105544

Category: Medical

Page: 278

View: 8824

Bright Futures: Nutrition offers detailed practice-focused guidance to help patients and families build a foundation for lifelong health with sound eating practices. This updated 3rd edition provides guidance for applying the nutrition-specific concepts and principles in Bright Futures: Guidelines for Health Supervision of Infants, Children, and Adolescents, Third Edition--the national standard for well-child care. It provides the latest scientific research, current professional standards, and expert insights from leading nutritionists, dieticians, nurses, and physicians. 5-Star Rating From Doody's Book Reviews(tm).

Candlestick Charting Explained:Timeless Techniques for Trading Stocks and Futures

Timeless Techniques for Trading stocks and Sutures

Author: Greg L. Morris

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071632171

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 550

View: 2317

Master this powerful trading system and identify the best trades Inside this book you will discover candlestick charting, one of the most popular tools in technical analysis. Candlestick Charting Explained features updated charts and analysis as well as new material on integrating Western charting analysis with Japanese candlestick analysis, grouping candlesticks into families, detecting and avoiding false signals, and more.

Open Space Technology

A User's Guide

Author: Harrison Owen

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1576757757

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 2605

Open Space Technology is a methodological tool that enables self-organizing groups of various sizes to deal with hugely complex issues in a very short period of time. Authored by the originator of Open Space Technology, this work presents a user's guide that details what needs to be done before, during, and after an Open Space event.

Social and Political Philosophy

Classical Western Texts in Feminist and Multicultural Perspectives

Author: James P. Sterba

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780534602109

Category: Philosophy

Page: 588

View: 5529

This anthology, with general and reading-specific introductions by the editor, puts the historical development of Western social and political philosophy into both feminist and multicultural perspectives. Each of the book's sections provides a basic foundation of classic Western readings, followed by articles with feminist and multicultural perspectives.