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What Will Work

Author: Kristin Shrader-Frechette
Publisher: OUP USA
ISBN: 0199794634
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What Will Work makes a rigorous and compelling case that energy efficiencies and renewable energy-and not nuclear fission or "clean coal"-are the most effective, cheapest, and equitable solutions to the pressing problem of climate change. Kristin Shrader-Frechette, a respected environmental ethicist and scientist, makes a damning case that the only reason that debate about climate change continues is because fossil-fuel interests pay non-experts to confuse the public. She then builds a comprehensive case against the argument made by many that nuclear fission is a viable solution to the problem, arguing that data on the viability of nuclear power has been misrepresented by the nuclear industry and its supporters. In particular she says that they present deeply flawed cases that nuclear produces low greenhouse gas emissions, that it is financially responsible, that it is safe, and that its risks do not fall mainly on the poor and vulnerable. She argues convincingly that these are all completely false assumptions. Shrader-Frechette then shows that energy efficiency and renewable solutions meet all these requirements - in particular affordability, safety, and equitability. In the end, the cheapest, lowest-carbon, most-sustainable energy solutions also happen to be the most ethical. This urgent book on the most pressing issue of our time will be of interest to anyone involved in environmental and energy policy. "An extraordinary achievement by a philosopher-scientist and public intellectual. The book is unmatched in its synthesis of the empirical data, theory and ethics that infuse the climate-change debates. Its overpowering but transparent argument should be mandatory reading for every elected official. Shrader-Frechette takes practical logic and scientific transparency to new heights. The best book written in the last decade on climate change." - Sheldon Krimsky, Tufts University "Shrader-Frechette's book is outstanding. She makes a thorough review of the scientific evidence on nuclear health risks, and also explains the political and economic forces affecting public policy. Very readable for scientists, policy makers, and the public." - Joseph J. Mangano, Radiation and Public Health Project, New York "Fascinating and important! Shrader-Frechette presents the scientific, economic, and ethical evidence for the failure of nuclear power -- it is neither carbon-free nor a viable solution to the energy crisis and global warming. While explaining the nuances of the scientific, economic and ethical arguments, the author teaches the reader why solar and wind energy, along with energy efficiency changes, will yield a safe, healthy, reliable and economically efficient energy future for the planet." - Colleen F. Moore, University of Wisconsin, author of Children and Pollution: Why Scientists Disagree

The Smart Woman S Guide To Eating Right With Diabetes

Author: Amy Stockwell Mercer
ISBN: 9781459652521
Size: 35.51 MB
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When diagnosed with diabetes the first thing a person asks is what food they can eat. This book educates people living with diabetes about different diets available in an informative, thoughtful and user - friendly way. This book really offers advice that will enable readers to find what works best for them. Each chapter focuses on a different type of diet such as: low carb, vegetarian, high carb/low fat, and more. Each offers solid research and the latest findings on these diets in Amy Stockwell's approachable voice. In depth profiles of type 1 and type 2 men and women who have had success with these diets are included as well as tips, "my favorite recipes," and personal advice. Factual information is provided from professional nutritionists, educators and endocrinologists. This book will encourage you to eat right and reads like a conversation with a good friend.;Chapter 1: Food Pyramid, Chapter 2: High to Moderate Carbs, Chapter 3: Low - Carb, Chapter 4: Vegan, Vegetarian, Raw Foods, Chapter 5: Mindful Eating, Chapter 6: Eating Out/Special Events, Chapter 7: Celiac/Digestive Issues, Chapter 8: Food or Control?, Chapter 9: Snacks, Chapter 10: Not a One - Size - Fits - All Approach, Resources, References, Index

What If It Does Work Out

Author: Susie Moore
Publisher: Courier Dover Publications
ISBN: 0486825639
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Transform your hobby or talent into a side hustle that will provide you with inspiration, fulfillment, and a fortune. This book is the energetic motivational injection to help you overcome your fears and doubts.

What Would Buddha Do At Work

Author: Franz Metcalf
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
ISBN: 9781569753002
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Shares strategies for success in business and personal life, discussing how to incorporate Buddhist insights into making career choices, solving problems, interacting with others, and dealing with organizational concerns.

Why Family Therapy Doesn T Work And What We Can Do About It

Author: Nancy Marshall, M.A.
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1414057857
Size: 16.90 MB
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Why Family Therapy Doesn’t Work and What We Can Do About It is workbook – for both potential clients who struggle with interpersonal issues and for young clinicians who want to get better results from their treatment modalities. An explanation of how fears become so physically and mentally cemented is included. The roles of discouragement and unmet narcissistic needs in relationships are explained. A number of exercises, many of which can easily done at home, are included. Physical health is included. In this way, the book is a workbook like the Courage to Heal Workbook. The book has special sections on Dealing with Young Children and Dealing with Teenagers. The book looks at addiction, cutting, eating disorders, prejudice and extreme control and anger issues. Why Family Therapy Doesn’t Work and What We Can Do About It has a special section on public health issues. How do we successfully “do” public health and “make” people art in their own interests?

Social Work Live

Author: Carol Dorr
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199368953
Size: 62.41 MB
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Social Work Live accesses multiple approaches to student learning: experiential, visual, and auditory. Carol Dorr emphasizes the important role of self-reflection and critical thinking in social work practice by paying special attention to process recordings and observing how the social worker reflects on her own reactions in the moment with the client. Students also can appreciate the important role of reflecting on their own interventions with clients after their sessions, acknowledging what went well and what could have been done better. Social Work Live encourages a constructivist perspective to practice that calls attention to the many possible interpretations and approaches to working with clients. The classroom provides an ideal opportunity for students to explore with each other different ways of making meaning out of clients' stories and intervening with them.

How Managers Can Thrive In Waves Of Change

Author: Dutch Holland
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477118322
Size: 67.33 MB
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Thriving in Times of Increasing Change Never before have organizations faced an environment as turbulent and as difficult as this one. Businesses must change the way they are doing business now to a new way that will work for them in the future. While major organizational change was once the exception, it is now the rule . . . and organizations will have to be very good at organizational change to thrive in the new business environment. Profound changes are on the way Todays businesses are bracing for change. Waves of regulatory requirements are coming in increasing amounts and intensity. Competition is more intense and coming from every direction. Customers no longer will settle for yesterdays products, services, or levels of quality. Things are challenging out there, and businesses can no longer simply hunker down and weather the storm. Many predict that todays storm is tomorrows business environment, an environment in which we must be able to thrive . . . or die. Adding to the assault, many business leaders are shocked at how much change is likely to be required in such a short period of time. No longer is it a question of if or when huge waves of change will hit, its a matter of how well organizations are positioned to effectively navigate and even flourish in the changes. Waves of change are already hitting the beach, and their strength is almost certain to build. Its too late for a bunker mentality. Out of the bunkers and into . . . what? Companies cannot stay in their bunkers forever. Sooner or later they must come out and face the music. That means they must come out and change the way they do business in order to fit into the turbulent world. Change is no longer an option but change the way they do business to what? Companies coming out have two options; options that are as different as night and day. Surviving: The intuitively-obvious way The focus of doing business just to survive is logical and intuitively obvious. It has companies adopting and/or adapting survival tactics as the core of their new way. They limit the changes they make to just get over the survival threshold. Process changes are most likely very conservative: patches, glue-ons, work-arounds, tweaks, fix and repair rather than replace, emergency repairs rather than preventive maintenance, etc. all pursued in an atmosphere of severe cost cutting and staffing layoffs. While risk management may be a goal, survival-oriented companies try to dodge every risk regardless of the risk-rewards, taking away almost all of their undeveloped opportunities that might be sources of new life for the company. Unfortunately, the slogan of this new way of doing business might be out of the frying pan and into the fire. Thriving: The straight and narrow way The focus of this new way of doing business will be positioning the organization so that it will thrive . . . even in a nasty business environment. The first step in moving toward a thriving business will be to set a vision that is designed to separate the company from the middle-of-the-road pack of competitors. This way of doing business will require the company to improve all work processes that could translate into a competitive edge. Processes must be advanced beyond best practices to an industry leading position. This way of doing business calls for investment in the best available technology that enables the companys core processes, in equipment upgrades where possible, expansion of employee responsibilities, provision of aggressive training on key skills that support core work processes, and more. All of these actions will require energy and resources as the straight and narrow way calls for an investment and opportunity mindset. However, the largest investment will need to be in innovation not innovation you pay for but innovation from

Feeding On Dreams

Author: Diane Epstein
Publisher: Avon Books
ISBN: 9780380725212
Size: 49.29 MB
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Identifying the flaws in most popular diet and weight-loss programs, a guide to no-nonsense fitness provides practical, intelligent alternatives that are based on foods that most people enjoy. Reprint. PW. K.

The Quick And The Demotic

Author: Todd Andrew Rohrer
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440178380
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A man had an accident. He lost his sense of time. He lost his emotional capacity. This is his eighth and ninth attempt to communicate since the accident.