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Soil Pollution - An Emerging Threat to Agriculture

By Jayanta K. Saha,Rajendiran Selladurai,M. Vassanda Coumar,M.L. Dotaniya,Samaresh Kundu,Ashok K. Patra
  • ISBN Code: : 9811042748
  • Publisher : Springer
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The book provides reader with a comprehensive up-to-date overview of various aspects of soil pollutants manifestation of toxicity. The book highlights their interactions with soil constituents, their toxicity to agro-ecosystem & human health, methodologies of toxicity assessment along with remediation technologies for the polluted land by citing case studies. It gives special emphasis on scenario of soil pollution threats in developing countries and ways to counteract these in low cost ways which have so far been ignored. It also explicitly highlights the need for soil protection policy and identifies its key considerations after analyzing basic functions of soil and the types of threats perceived. This book will be a useful resource for graduate students and researchers in the field of environmental and agricultural sciences, as well as for personnel involved in environmental impact assessment and policy making.

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Project Overview: What the Book’s About "It may not be possible to predict when an organization will confront an operation-challenging event but it is possible to predict the organization's capacity to manage the event when it emerges." (Introduction to Chapter Nine) Performance is the reason why organizations exist. Through performance organizations meet the needs of internal and external stakeholders as defined by their mission, goals and objectives. This is true for all organizations. If a retailer won't stock goods a customer wants, the customer will shop elsewhere. If a religious organization does not meet the needs of its followers, they leave. If a cult doesn't meet the needs of its memberships they seek their goal fulfillment elsewhere. If a manufacturing center can't produce goods that meet customer standards, the customer will reject it. Complexity theory, a tool used to examine the nature of dynamic systems like organizations, can contribute to our understanding of organizations and ways to improve their performance. The models and material outlined in the book illustrate ways competency and organizational programs, processes and procedures are used to manage emerging risks, threats and vulnerabilities that challenge today's organizations. Collectively this information enables the identification of individual organization profiles as a way to advance our understanding of an important theory, complexity, in an applied setting -- organizations. Unique typologies describing organizations (four types), events that effect organizations (six types) and the fundamental structure for organizations are presented to enable the forecasting of an organization's capacity to manage different events as they emerge and how behavior organizes around these events. Academicians studying organizations and practitioners interested in improving them can use this information to facilitate baseline, descriptive thinking and analysis or more sophisticated examinations aimed at understanding the dynamic nature of organizations as fully functioning systems. At the heart of the effort is the examination of what it takes to get the performance needed to achieve a vision or mission and why, despite planning, training and evaluation, few organizations can guarantee or maintain desired levels of performance when faced with events, routine to extreme, that shape their existence. Particular emphasis is placed on understanding how knowledge, evaluation, information and, communication management practices need to be tailored to fit particular organizations rather than treated as a "one size fits all" approach. These are not limited, theoretical discussions but are presented as ways to efficiently talk about an individual organization's profile or competencies within a class of, or in contrast to, other organizations.

Trends of Environmental Forensics in Pakistan

By Shazia Iftikhar
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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Book Code : 0128194375
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Law
  • Members : 714
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Trends of Environmental Forensics in Pakistan covers a variety of topics, including discussions on alterations in soil chemistry that are related to the malicious effects of pesticides, variations in biosphere and hydrosphere due to deviating toxicological responses, evidence and datasets to highlight potential crimes, and the advent of biological warfare and its effects across the globe, and exclusively in Pakistan. Pakistan, a country comprised of vast climatic zones, ethnic groups, diverse faiths and profound biodiversity is also vulnerable to different devastating incidents, hence this book presents tactics and information that are critical to this region. Covers alterations in soil chemistry due to the malicious effects of pesticides, the variations in biosphere and hydrosphere due to deviating toxicological responses, and more Uses evidence and datasets to highlight potential crimes Highlights the advent of biological warfare and its effects across the globe (and exclusively in Pakistan)

Acinetobacter Infections: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional: 2012 Edition

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  • Publisher : ScholarlyEditions
  • Book Code : 1464976848
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 912
  • Pdf File: acinetobacter-infections.pdf

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Acinetobacter Infections: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Acinetobacter Infections in a concise format. The editors have built Acinetobacter Infections: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Acinetobacter Infections in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Acinetobacter Infections: New Insights for the Healthcare Professional / 2012 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at

Threats to Homeland Security

By Richard J. Kilroy, Jr.
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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Book Code : 1119251966
  • Total of Pages : 576
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 225
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Addresses threats to homeland security from terrorism and emergency management from natural disasters Threats to Homeland Security, Second Edition examines the foundations of today's security environment, from broader national security perspectives to specific homeland security interests and concerns. It covers what we protect, how we protect it, and what we protect it from. In addition, the book examines threats from both an international perspective (state vs non-state actors as well as kinds of threat capabilities—from cyber-terrorism to weapons of mass destruction) and from a national perspective (sources of domestic terrorism and future technological challenges, due to globalization and an increasingly interconnected world). This new edition of Threats to Homeland Security updates previous chapters and provides new chapters focusing on new threats to homeland security today, such as the growing nexus between crime and terrorism, domestic and international intelligence collection, critical infrastructure and technology, and homeland security planning and resources—as well as the need to reassess the all-hazards dimension of homeland security from a resource and management perspective. Features new chapters on homeland security intelligence, crime and domestic terrorism, critical infrastructure protection, and resource management Provides a broader context for assessing threats to homeland security from the all-hazards perspective, to include terrorism and natural disasters Examines potential targets at home and abroad Includes a comprehensive overview of U.S. policy, strategy, and technologies for preventing and countering terrorism Includes self-assessment areas, key terms, summary questions, and application exercises. On-line content includes PPT lessons for each chapter and a solutions key for academic adopters Threats to Homeland Security, Second Edition is an excellent introductory text on homeland security for educators, as well as a good source of training for professionals in a number of homeland security-related disciplines.

Body Cavity Bombers: The New Martyrs

By Robert J. Bunker, Christopher Flaherty
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1491703113
  • Total of Pages : 362
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 345
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“... authoritative account of a significant new terrorist tactic that is likely to become more pervasive in our increasingly sophisticated technological and medical age in which it is becoming easier for the terrorist adversary to use the types of body cavity bombs that will be capable of evading detection technologies ...” Dr. Joshua Sinai, Washington, DC-based consultant on counterterrorism studies and author of Active Shooter: A Handbook on Prevention. “Body Cavity Bombers shows how what was once a lurid Hollywood fantasy has emerged as a legitimate threat, dissects the risk with clinical precision, and soberly considers the remediation options.” Dr. Nils Gilman, Director of Research at Monitor 360 and co-editor of Deviant Globalization. “A timely and important book about a disgusting subject. In showing how the human body might be used to carry and conceal explosive devices, terrorism experts Bunker and Flaherty have left no stone unturned.” Dr. Martin van Creveld, one of the world’s leading writers on military history and strategy, with a special interest in the future of war, and author of twenty books including The Transformation of War. “Those in the front line of identifying and taking necessary action to counter these new techniques of destruction would be well advised to read Dr. Bunker and Dr. Flaherty’s realistic assessment.” Dr. Stephen Sloan, internationally recognized terrorism scholar and author/co-author of fourteen books on terrorism.

Trusted Systems

By Liqun Chen,Moti Yung
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3642252834
  • Total of Pages : 362
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 659
  • Pdf File: trusted-systems.pdf

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This book constitutes the proceedings of the International Conference on Trusted Systems, held in Beijing, China, in December 2010.The 23 contributed papers presented together with nine invited talks from a workshop, titled "Asian Lounge on Trust, Security and Privacy" were carefully selected from 66 submissions. The papers are organized in seven topical sections on implentation technology, security analysis, cryptographic aspects, mobile trusted systems, hardware security, attestation, and software protection.

Counter-Terrorism for Emergency Responders

By Robert A. Burke
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  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Book Code : 1498752004
  • Total of Pages : 1094
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 608
  • Pdf File: counter-terrorism-for-emergency-responders.pdf

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Using the authors many years of experience in emergency services and his skills as a hazardous materials consultant, prepares the first responder to handle everything from re-establishing control and on-scene triage to investigating the crime. Including information on pre-incident and avoidance tactics, the author also discusses monitoring and detection techniques, protective equipment and decontamination, and an extensive list of resource organizations and training opportunities. This up-to-date 3rd edition is written to provide concise information for emergency responders who might be called upon to confront explosive, chemical, nuclear, biological, or incendiary acts of terrorism.

Security Assistance Reform

By Nina M. Serafino
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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Book Code : 1437930603
  • Total of Pages : 34
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  • Members : 663
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Contents: (1) Background; (2) Sect. 1206 in Action: Purpose, Scope, and Timeline of Current Activities; Sect. 1206 Recipients; Conditions on Sect. 1206 Programs; Joint DoD-State Dept. Selection and Approval Process; (3) Funding Provisions and Obligations; (4) FY 2011 Admin. Request; (5) Issues for Congress: Should DoD Retain Sect. 1206 Train and Equip Authority?; Are Sect. 1206 Funds Being Used Appropriately, ad Effectively?; Sustainability; Timeliness; Should Congress Provide the State Dept. and DoD with Overlapping Sect. 1206-type Authorities?; Should Congress Broaden Sect. 1206 Authority to Include T&E for Security Forces?; Should Congress Consider Broader Security Assistance Reform? Charts and tables.

The First 90 Days in Government

By Peter H. Daly,Michael Watkins,Cate Reavis
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  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Book Code : 142213105X
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 805
  • Pdf File: the-first-90-days-in-government.pdf

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More than 250,000 public sector managers in the United States take on new positions each year and many more aspire to leadership. Each will confront special challenges—from higher public profiles to a greater number of stakeholders to volatile political environments—that will make their transitions even more challenging than in the business world. Now Michael Watkins, author of the bestselling book The First 90 Days, applies his proven leadership transition framework to the public sector. Watkins and coauthor Peter Daly address the crucial differences between the private and public sectors that go to the heart of how success and failure are defined, measured, and rewarded or penalized. This concise, practical book provides a roadmap that will help new government leaders at all levels accelerate their transitions by overcoming nine transition challenges, ranging from clarifying expectations to defining goals to building a team to managing personal stress. The authors also offer detailed strategies for avoiding major “transition traps.” Zeroing in on the challenges faced by new government leaders, The First 90 Days in Government is the indispensable guide for anyone seeking to lead and succeed in the public sector.