Author: R.R. Bowker Company
Category: American literature
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An Operational Research Approach to the Processes of Public Planning
Author: J.K. Friend,W.N. Jessop
Category: Social Science
Local Government and Strategic Choice, Second Edition is the result of a study of policy-formation in the City Council of Coventry during a four-year period. This edition is a reappraisal of the earlier edition, with an emphasis on ""connective planning."" Part I describes the planning strategies made in an urban setting. This part explains the City and the City Council, organization of the local authority, decision-making mechanisms, developmental planning including land use, school system planning, and cross-departmental planning. Part II is a study of city planning as a process of strategic choice that has been altered in many different ways depending on the purpose. This part also discusses the problems encountered in the planning process such as the existence of organization boundaries in the government sector. Part III deals with a fictional case that relates the uncertainties and political realities of decision-making in an urban setting. The case studies cover land allocation and development, tax, and traffic issues. Part IV discusses organizational challenge and also touches in some way on the future organizational structure of local governments. This text then explains the need for ""connective planning"" of how individuals build flexible networks among decision-making agencies to serve the various interests of both the private and government sectors. This book is suitable for sociologists, city administrators and officials, local government officials, heads of government agencies, and heads of planning and engineering departments of local government units.
Author: Charles H. Wendel,Andrew Morland
Category: Technology & Engineering
Design, production, and service histories of our most popular subjects combined with top-notch color photograph.
Author: Rob Leicester Wagner,Vincent Manocchi
Category: Sports & Recreation
Toy Tractors Rob Wagner & Vincent Manocchi High-tech die-cast toys, old lead toys, pressed tin toys... theyre all here in fabulous color! Filled with vintage cast-iron examples, rubber and plastic toys, new and old die-cast tractors and implements, related collectibles, plus a price guide. Also discusses the art of toy repair and restoration. Sftbd., 8 1/4x 9, 96 pgs., 8 color ill.
A Century of Crises and Reinvention
Author: Michal Palgi,Shulamit Reinharz
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
Category: Social Science
One Hundred Years of Kibbutz Life shows that the kibbutz thrives and describes changes that have occurred within Israel’s kibbutz community. The kibbutz population has increased in terms of demography and capital, a point frequently overlooked in debates regarding viability. Like the kibbutz founders who established a society grounded in certain principles and meeting certain goals, kibbutz newcomers seek to build an idealistic society with specific social and economic arrangements. The years 1909-2009 marked a century of kibbutz life—one hundred years of achievements, challenges, and creative changes. The impact of kibbutzim on Israeli society has been substantial but is now waning. While kibbutzim have become less relevant in Israeli policy and politics, they are increasingly engaged in questions of environmentalism, education, and profitable industries. Contributors discuss the hopes, goals, frustrations, and disappointments of the kibbutz movement. They also examine reform efforts intended to revitalize the institution and reinforce fading kibbutz ideals. Such solutions are not always popular among kibbutz members, but they demonstrate that the kibbutz is an adaptive and flexible social organization. The various studies presented in this book clarify the dynamism of the kibbutz institution and raises questions about the ways in which residential arrangements throughout the world manage change.
Ibn-Sina, Maimonides, Aquinas
Author: David B. Burrell, C.S.C.
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Pess
In Knowing the Unknowable God, David Burrell traces the intellectual intermingling of Muslim, Jewish, and Christian traditions that made possible the medieval synthesis that served as the basis for Western theology. He shows how Aquinas's study of the Muslim philosopher Ibn-Sina and the Jewish thinker Moses Maimonides affected the disciplined use of language when speaking of divinity and influenced his doctrine of God.
Author: Keith Oltrogge
Publisher: Motorbooks International
Every tractor manufactured by this often innovative Canadian company from 1917 through 1960 is covered in this pocket-size compendium of specifications and ratings. The listings, accompanied by a selection of archival photographs illustrating the tractors, include Nebraska Tractor Test results and all the vital facts and figures an owner or prospective buyer needs: serial numbers, dates of manufacture, known options, original prices height and length, horsepower, bore, stroke, and more. And the bandy trim size makes it an ideal take-along reference for auctions and sales.
A Product and Company Review of Massey, Harris, Massey-Harris, Ferguson and Massey Ferguson
Author: J. Farnworth
Publisher: Diamond Farm Book Publications
Category: Technology & Engineering
This is the first volume of a two-volume set, offering a comprehensive review of the range of products manufactured or marketed by Massey-Ferguson and its predecessor companies from 1847. This volume includes a survey of agricultural trctors, a chronology of the company, and other data.
The Complete History of the Tractor 1855 to Present ... Plus Brochures, Collectibles, and Lore
Author: Robert N. Pripps,Andrew Morland
Publisher: Voyageur Press (MN)
The Big Book of Farm Tractors is the first large-format volume to chronicle the entire timeline of American farm tractors, from the steam power of the 1850s to the current offerings from New Holland, AGCO, John Deere, Caterpillar, and more. Detailed descriptions of tractors especially significant to the period, short essays on events defining the times, personal vignettes, collectibles, sales memorabilia, ads from old farm magazines, and old black & white photos of farm scenes make this a complete look at one of America’s greatest innovations. Whether you’re someone who has farmed, or someone simply with a love of the land, this book will give you a new perspective on the enormous influence of the tractor upon the American farm and culture.
Author: Elizabeth Dauphinee
Category: Political Science
"The most thought-provoking and refreshing work on Bosnia and the former Yugoslavia in a long time.It is certainly an immense contribution to the broadening schools within international relations." Times Higher Education (THE). Written in both autoethnographical and narrative form, The Politics of Exile offers unique insight into the complex encounter of researcher with research subject in the context of the Bosnian War and its aftermath. Exploring themes of personal and civilizational guilt, of displaced and fractured identity, of secrets and subterfuge, of love and alienation, of moral choice and the impossibility of ethics, this work challenges us to recognise pure narrative as an accepted form of writing in international relations. The author brings theory to life and gives corporeal reality to a wide range of concepts in international relations, including an exploration of the ways in which young academics are initiated into a culture where the volume of research production is more valuable than its content, and where success is marked not by intellectual innovation, but by conformity to theoretical expectations in research and teaching. This engaging work will be essential reading for all students and scholars of international relations and global politics.
Author: Giora Z. Feuerstein,Peter Libby,Douglas L. Mann
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This book focuses on immune and inflammatory processes that are more specifically and and directly associated with cardiac pathological conditions such as: Ischemia; reperfusion injury; heart failure; and cardiac remodeling. These elements have been presented in various perspectives that address the continuum of the inflammatory reaction to all stages of cardiac pathology.
Author: Editors of Haynes Manuals
Publisher: Clymer Repair Manuals
Oliver & Cockshutt models 1550, 1555, 1600, 1650, 1655, Minneapolis-Moline models G-550, G-750, Oliver & Cockshutt models 1750, 1800A-C, 1850, 1900A-C, 1950, 1950-T, Oliver & Cockshutt models 1755, 1855, 1955, Minneapolis-Moline models G-850, GA940, Oliver model 2255, Minneapolis-Moline models G955, G1355.
Author: Fabien Serny
Publisher: Packt Publishing Ltd
If you are a developer who is new to PrestaShop and wants to get a good foundation in development on the PrestaShop framework, this book is for you. It's assumed that you will have some experience with PHP5, jQuery, and HTML/CSS (no need to be an expert on it).
Author: Penton,Penton Staff
Publisher: Clymer Repair Manuals
Diesel models: MF255, MF265, MF270, MF275, MF290 Gas models: MF255, MF265
Author: Frederick Steiner
Publisher: University of Texas Press
We inhabit a vulnerable planet. The devastation caused by natural disasters such as the southern Asian tsunami, Hurricanes Katrina and Ike, and the earthquakes in China's Sichuan province, Haiti, and Chile—as well as the ongoing depletion and degradation of the world's natural resources caused by a burgeoning human population—have made it clear that "business as usual" is no longer sustainable. We need to find ways to improve how we live on this planet while minimizing our impact on it. Design for a Vulnerable Planet sounds a call for designers and planners to go beyond traditional concepts of sustainability toward innovative new design that fosters regeneration and resilience. Drawing on his own and others' experiences across three continents, Frederick Steiner advocates design practice grounded in ecology and democracy and informed by critical regionalism and reflection. He begins by establishing the foundation for a more ecological approach to planning and design, adopting a broad view of ecology as encompassing human and natural, urban and wild environments. Steiner explores precedents for human ecological design provided by architect Paul Cret, landscape architect Ian McHarg, and developer George Mitchell while discussing their planning for the University of Texas campus, the Lake Austin watershed, and The Woodlands. Steiner then focuses on emerging Texas urbanism and extends his discussion to broader considerations beyond the Lone Star State, including regionalism, urbanism, and landscape in China and Italy. He also examines the lessons to be learned from human and natural disasters such as 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, and the BP oil spill. Finally, Steiner offers a blueprint for designing with nature to help heal the planet's vulnerabilities.
Practical Tools, Methods, and Approaches for Landscape Ecology, Second Edition
Author: Ricardo D. Lopez,John G. Lyon,Lynn K. Lyon,Debra K. Lopez
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Wetlands are, by their very nature, ephemeral and transitional, which makes them challenging to characterize. Yet the need for characterizing wetlands continues to grow, particularly as we develop a better understanding of the wealth of ecosystem services that they provide. Wetland Landscape Characterization: Practical Tools, Methods, and Approaches for Landscape Ecology, Second Edition shows how wetland characterization tools, methods, and approaches can be integrated to more effectively address twenty-first-century wetland issues. A Practical Toolbox for Integrated Wetland Landscape Characterization The book explains how to locate, identify, and map the extent of wetlands to learn more about their importance to society and the larger landscape. It examines jurisdictional, regulatory, and practical applications from the scientific, engineering, and lay perspectives. Fully updated, the second edition reflects an emerging infrastructural, ecosystem goods-and-services perspective to better assist readers who may encounter these concepts and challenges as they assess and characterize wetlands. Examples and case studies illustrate a variety of situations and solutions, highlighting the use of current techniques to assess, inventory, and monitor natural resources under changing conditions. These examples offer lessons and ideas for the issues encountered every day by wetland landscape ecology practitioners. The book also refers readers to additional resources to help them solve specific challenges. New in This Edition Updates of practical geospatial methods More project-driven examples A description of the pitfalls of using ecological data at landscape scales, along with solutions Alternative techniques for a variety of practitioners Linkages between field and landscape ecological practices Online resources for practitioners New illustrations This book helps readers develop the concepts, skills, and understanding of how to best achieve project goals in the rapidly changing disciplines of landscape science and wetland ecology and management. A valuable resource, it provides practical tools, methods, and approaches for conceptualizing, designing, and implementing broad-scale wetland projects that take into account critical societal linkages.