Australian Foreign Policy in Asia: Middle Power or Awkward Partner?

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Australian Foreign Policy in Asia: Middle Power or Awkward Partner?

Australian Foreign Policy in Asia: Middle Power or Awkward Partner? ByAllan Patience
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 331 Pages | ISBN : 3319693468 | 3.25 MB

This book sets out to discuss what kind of ‘middle power’ Australia is, and whether its identity as a middle power negatively influences its relationship with Asia. It looks at the history of the middle power concept, develops three concepts of middle power status and examines Australia’s relationships with China, Japan and Indonesia as a focus. It argues that Australia is an ‘awkward partner’ in its relations with Asia due to both its historical colonial and discriminatory past, as well its current dependence upon the United States for a security alliance. It argues this should be changed by adopting a new middle power concept in Australian foreign policy.

Oaks Physiological Ecology. Exploring the Functional Diversity of Genus Quercus L.

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Oaks Physiological Ecology. Exploring the Functional Diversity of Genus Quercus L.

Oaks Physiological Ecology. Exploring the Functional Diversity of Genus Quercus L. By Eustaquio Gil-Pelegrín
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 | 544 Pages | ISBN : 3319690981 | 24.91 MB

With more than 500 species distributed all around the Northern Hemisphere, the genus Quercus L. is a dominant element of a wide variety of habitats including temperate, tropical, subtropical and mediterranean forests and woodlands. As the fossil record reflects, oaks were usual from the Oligocene onwards, showing the high ability of the genus to colonize new and different habitats.

Bioeconomy: Shaping the Transition to a Sustainable, Biobased Economy

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Bioeconomy: Shaping the Transition to a Sustainable, Biobased Economy

Bioeconomy: Shaping the Transition to a Sustainable, Biobased Economy By Iris Lewandowski
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 355 Pages | ISBN : 3319681516 | 22 MB

This book defines the new field of "Bioeconomy" as the sustainable and innovative use of biomass and biological knowledge to provide food, feed, industrial products, bioenergy and ecological services. The chapters highlight the importance of bioeconomy-related concepts in public, scientific, and political discourse. Using an interdisciplinary approach, the authors outline the dimensions of the bioeconomy as a means of achieving sustainability.

Youth as Architects of Social Change: Global Efforts to Advance Youth-Driven Innovation

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Youth as Architects of Social Change: Global Efforts to Advance Youth-Driven Innovation

Youth as Architects of Social Change: Global Efforts to Advance Youth-Driven Innovation By Sheri Bastien
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 367 Pages | ISBN : 3319662740 | 7.2 MB

This edited collection outlines the issues central to youth engagement in research and social innovation. Youth-driven innovation for social change is increasingly recognized as holding potential for the development of sustainable strategies to tackle some of the most pressing global challenges of our time.

Media Logic(s) Revisited: Modelling the Interplay between Media Institutions, Media Technology and Societal Change

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Media Logic(s) Revisited: Modelling the Interplay between Media Institutions, Media Technology and Societal Change

Media Logic(s) Revisited: Modelling the Interplay between Media Institutions, Media Technology and Societal Change By Caja Thimm
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 304 Pages | ISBN : 3319657550 | 4.62 MB

This volume provides new approaches to the concept of media logics – developed by Altheide and Snow – by drawing on theoretical and empirical perspectives from international scientists working in the field of communications, media, political science, and sociology. In an increasingly digitized and globalized world, powerful media structures and technologies influence our daily lives in many respects. It is not only mass media but ‘poly media channels’ that become more and more contextualized in everyday lives.

Domestication of Radiata Pine

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Domestication of Radiata Pine

Domestication of Radiata Pine By Rowland Burdon
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 | 508 Pages | ISBN : 3319650173 | 21.57 MB

In nature, radiata pine is very localised and an obscure tree species despite the romantic character of much of its natural habitat. That obscure status and the lack of any reputation as a virgin timber slowed its due recognition as a commercial crop. Nevertheless, it has become a major plantation forest crop internationally.

Civilians Under Siege from Sarajevo to Troy

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Civilians Under Siege from Sarajevo to Troy

Civilians Under Siege from Sarajevo to Troy By Alex Dowdall
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 244 Pages | ISBN : 1137585315 | 5.58 MB

This edited volume analyses siege warfare as a discrete type of military engagement, in the face of which civilians are particularly vulnerable. Siege warfare is a form of combat that has usually had devastating effects on civilian populations. From the near-contemporary Siege of Sarajevo to the real and mythical sieges of the ancient Mediterranean, this has been a recurring type of military engagement which, through bombardment, starvation, disease and massacre, places non-combatants at the heart of battle.

Photography as a Social Research Method

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Photography as a Social Research Method

Photography as a Social Research Method By Sten Langmann
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 172 Pages | ISBN : 9811072779 | 11.64 MB

This book focuses on photography within the social research field, building a solid foundation for photography as a social research method and describing different techniques and applications of photo research. It provides a comprehensive approach to research photography, from preparation and the ethical considerations that need to be understood prior to going into the field, to collecting data, analysis and preparing research for publication.

Perturbation Treadmill Training in Parkinson’s Disease: A Novel Approach for Neurological Rehabilitation

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Perturbation Treadmill Training in Parkinson’s Disease: A Novel Approach for Neurological Rehabilitation

Perturbation Treadmill Training in Parkinson’s Disease: A Novel Approach for Neurological Rehabilitation By Sarah Klamroth
English | PDF | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 41 Pages | ISBN : 3658205423 | 867.99 KB

Sarah Klamroth describes a novel treadmill training device, which applies additional perturbations to the walking surface and thereby simulating an uneven surface. In a pilot study the author investigated the immediate effects on gait and postural control in patients with Parkinson’s Disease after a single training session of perturbation treadmill training. The results show that perturbation treadmill training is feasible for mildly to moderately affected Parkinson patients, and that one training session led to improvements in overground walking speed and gait variability in these patients.

Hacking Health: How to Make Money and Save Lives in the HealthTech World

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Hacking Health: How to Make Money and Save Lives in the HealthTech World

Hacking Health: How to Make Money and Save Lives in the HealthTech World By David Putrino
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 90 Pages | ISBN : 3319716182 | 3.82 MB

This book is a must-read guide for those entering the world of HealthTech startups. Author David Putrino, a veteran in the world of HealthTech and Telemedicine, details the roles, necessity, and values of key members of a typical HealthTech team, and helps readers understand the motivations and core priorities of all people involved.

Combatting Climate Change in the Pacific: The Role of Regional Organizations

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Combatting Climate Change in the Pacific: The Role of Regional Organizations

Combatting Climate Change in the Pacific: The Role of Regional Organizations By Marc Williams
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 142 Pages | ISBN : 3319696467 | 2.56 MB

This book analyses the regional complexes of climate security in the Pacific. Pacific Island States and Territories (PICTs) have long been cast as the frontline of climate change and placed within the grand architecture of global climate governance. The region provides compelling new insights into the ways climate change is constructed, governed, and shaped by (and in turn shapes), regional and global climate politics.

Functional Analysis in Interdisciplinary Applications: Astana, Kazakhstan, October 2017

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Functional Analysis in Interdisciplinary Applications: Astana, Kazakhstan, October 2017

Functional Analysis in Interdisciplinary Applications: Astana, Kazakhstan, October 2017 By Tynysbek Sh. Kalmenov
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 | 485 Pages | ISBN : 3319670522 | 20.72 MB

This volume presents current research in functional analysis and its applications to a variety of problems in mathematics and mathematical physics. The book contains over forty carefully refereed contributions to the conference “Functional Analysis in Interdisciplinary Applications” (Astana, Kazakhstan, October 2017). Topics covered include the theory of functions and functional spaces; differential equations and boundary value problems; the relationship between differential equations, integral operators and spectral theory; and mathematical methods in physical sciences.

Qualitative Methodologies in Organization Studies: Volume II: Methods and Possibilities

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Qualitative Methodologies in Organization Studies: Volume II: Methods and Possibilities

Qualitative Methodologies in Organization Studies: Volume II: Methods and Possibilities By Malgorzata Ciesielska
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 278 Pages | ISBN : 3319654411 | 2.82 MB

This book provides a thorough review of tested qualitative methods often used in organization studies, and outlines the challenges and essential requirements of designing a qualitative research project. The methods examined include case studies, observation, interviewing and the repertory grid technique.

Authentic Leadership and Followership: International Perspectives

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Authentic Leadership and Followership: International Perspectives

Authentic Leadership and Followership: International Perspectives By Dorianne Cotter-Lockard
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 341 Pages | ISBN : 3319653067 | 5.35 MB

This book shines a spotlight on two missing foci of authentic leadership research: international and follower perspectives. The concept of ‘authenticity’ has been in vogue since the times of Greek philosophy, but it wasn’t until the 1990s that leadership scholars seriously began to study the topic of authentic leadership.

Capitalism, Hegemony and Violence in the Age of Drones

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Capitalism, Hegemony and Violence in the Age of Drones

Capitalism, Hegemony and Violence in the Age of Drones By Norman Pollack
English | PDF,EPUB | 2017 (2018 Edition) | 480 Pages | ISBN : 331964887X | 3.45 MB

This book offers a critical analysis of the rise of the US to global hegemony against a background of increased erosion of democracy and rule of law, and a rising linear pattern of near-absolute capitalist development.