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Silent Scourge

Silent Scourge Author Colleen F. Moore
ISBN-10 0199728291
Release 2009-04-08
Pages 376
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How does pollution impact our daily quality of life? What are the effects of pollution on children's development? Why do industry and environmental experts disagree about what levels of pollutants are safe? In this clearly written book, Moore traces the debates around five key pollutants--lead, mercury, noise, pesticides, and dioxins and PCBs--and provides an overview of the history of each pollutant, basic research findings, and the scientific and regulatory controversies surrounding it. Moore focuses, in particular, on the impact of these pollutants on children's psychological development--- their intellectual functioning, behavior, and emotional states. Only by understanding the impact of pollution can we prevent future negative effects on quality of life and even pollution disasters from occurring.



Barry Commoner and the Science of Survival

Barry Commoner and the Science of Survival Author Egan
ISBN-10 9780262262651
Release 2009-01-23
Pages 304
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For over half a century, the biologist Barry Commoner has been one of the most prominent and charismatic defenders of the American environment, appearing on the cover of Time magazine in 1970 as the standard-bearer of "the emerging science of survival." In Barry Commoner and the Science of Survival, Michael Egan examines Commoner's social and scientific activism and charts an important shift in American environmental values since World War II.Throughout his career, Commoner believed that scientists had a social responsibility, and that one of their most important obligations was to provide citizens with accessible scientific information so they could be included in public debates that concerned them. Egan shows how Commoner moved naturally from calling attention to the hazards of nuclear fallout to raising public awareness of the environmental dangers posed by the petrochemical industry. He argues that Commoner's belief in the importance of dissent, the dissemination of scientific information, and the need for citizen empowerment were critical planks in the remaking of American environmentalism.Commoner's activist career can be defined as an attempt to weave together a larger vision of social justice. Since the 1960s, he has called attention to parallels between the environmental, civil rights, labor, and peace movements, and connected environmental decline with poverty, injustice, exploitation, and war, arguing that the root cause of environmental problems was the American economic system and its manifestations. He was instrumental in pointing out that there was a direct association between socioeconomic standing and exposure to environmental pollutants and that economics, not social responsibility, was guiding technological decision making. Egan argues that careful study of Commoner's career could help reinvigorate the contemporary environmental movement at a point when the environmental stakes have never been so high.



Mother Earth and Uncle Sam

Mother Earth and Uncle Sam Author Rena Steinzor
ISBN-10 0292716893
Release 2008
Pages 271
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In this compelling study, Rena Steinzor highlights the ways in which the government, over the past twenty years, has failed to protect children from harm caused by toxic chemicals. She believes these failures?under-funding, excessive and misguided use of cost/benefit analysis, distortion of science, and devolution of regulatory authority?have produced a situation in which harm that could be reduced or eliminated instead persists. Steinzor states that, as a society, we are neglecting our children's health to an extent that we would find unthinkable as individual parents, primarily due to the erosion of the government's role in protecting public health and the environment. At this pace, she asserts, our children will inherit a planet under grave threat. We can arrest these developments if a critical mass of Americans become convinced that these problems are urgent and the solutions are near at hand. By focusing on three specific case studies?mercury contamination through the human food chain, perchlorate (rocket fuel) in drinking water, and the effects of ozone (smog) on children playing outdoors?Steinzor creates an analysis grounded in law, economics, and science to prove her assertions about the existing dysfunctional system. Steinzor then recommends a concise and realistic series of reforms that could reverse these detrimental trends and serve as a blueprint for restoring effective governmental intervention. She argues that these recommendations offer enough material to guide government officials and advocacy groups toward prompt implementation, for the sake of America's?and the world's?future generations.



Corporate survival

Corporate survival Author Dan Robert Anderson
ISBN-10 0595364608
Release 2005-10
Pages 427
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Corporate Survival: The Critical Importance of Sustainability Risk Management thoroughly examines the rising sustainability risks that affect thriving businesses, the environment, various societies, people in foreign lands, and our children. Author Dan Anderson, a professor of risk management and insurance, has been observing sustainability risk management issues for his entire career. In Corporate Survival he presents guidelines for various professionals in the risk management and insurance industries. In his view, corporations need to establish sound sustainability risk management systems in order to survive potentially major financial and professional damages. These damages can arise from liability suits, customer boycotts, shareholder actions, new regulations, and international pressures. Anderson provides well-timed direction for establishing risk management systems, as well as numerous examples of how companies successfully employ sustainability risk management strategies. He also demonstrates the advantages of following his advice for corporate survival, including reducing sustainability risk costs, improving competitive advantage, attracting both reliable customers and productive employees, augmenting the firm?s reputation and community image, and increasing profits. Corporate Survival will help all corporations and those in the fields of risk management and insurance improve business systems while enhancing environmental quality and social justice conditions.



Frontiers in Ecological Economic Theory and Application

Frontiers in Ecological Economic Theory and Application Author Jon David Erickson
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105123376043
Release 2007-01-01
Pages 365
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'Erickson and Gowdy have put together a wonderful collection of contributions from a wide range of scholars that will greatly advance ecological economics.' - Herman E. Daly, University of Maryland, College Park, US Research on the cutting-edge of economics, ecology, and ethics is presented in this timely study. Building from a theoretical critique of the tradition of cost-benefit analysis, the contributors lay the foundation for a macroeconomics of environmental sustainability and distributive justice. Attention is then turned to three of the most critical areas of social and environmental applied research - biodiversity, climate change, and energy.



American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066043145
Release 2003
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Encyclopedia of Human Development

Encyclopedia of Human Development Author Neil J. Salkind
ISBN-10 1412904757
Release 2005-10-14
Pages 1616
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The Encyclopedia of Human Development is the first comprehensive, authoritative, and informative reference work that presents state-of-the-art research and ready-to-use facts from the fields of psychology, individual and family studies, and education in a way that is not too technical. With more than 600 entries, this three-volume Encyclopedia covers topics as diverse as adolescence, cognitive development, education, family, gender differences, identity, longitudinal research, personality development, prenatal development, temperament, and more.



Poisoned for pennies

Poisoned for pennies Author Frank Ackerman
ISBN-10 1597264016
Release 2008-05-23
Pages 317
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“Cost-benefit analysis” is a term that is used so frequently we rarely stop to think about it. But relying on it can lead to some dubious conclusions, as Frank Ackerman points out in this eye-opening book. For example, some economists have argued that states should encourage—and even subsidize—cigarette smoking by citizens because smoking will shorten life spans and therefore reduce the need and expense of caring for the elderly. How did the economists reach that conclusion? The answer is cost-benefit analysis, Ackerman explains. Then in clear, understandable language, he describes an alternative, precautionary approach to making decisions under uncertainty. Once a mere theory, the precautionary principle has now been applied in practice through the European Union’s REACH protocol. Citing major studies, many of which he has directed, he shows that the precautionary approach has not only worked, but has been relatively cheap. Poisoned for Pennies shows how the misuse of cost-benefit analysis is impeding efforts to clean up and protect our environment, especially in the case of toxic chemicals. According to Ackerman, conservatives—in elected office, in state and federal regulatory agencies, and in businesses of every size—have been able to successfully argue that environmental clean-up and protection are simply too expensive. But he proves, that is untrue in case after case. Ackerman is already well known for his carefully reasoned attacks on the conventional wisdom about the costs of environmental regulation. This new book, which finds Ackerman ranging from psychological research to risk analysis to the benefits of aggressive pesticide regulation, and from mad cow disease to lead paint, will further his reputation as a thought leader in environmental protection. We can’t afford not to listen to him.



Postnatal lead exposure alters behavioral responsivenesss to tactile stimuli in rhesus monkeys Macaca mulatta

Postnatal lead exposure alters behavioral responsivenesss to tactile stimuli in rhesus monkeys  Macaca mulatta Author
ISBN-10 WISC:89088993068
Release 2004
Pages 150
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Creating Business Opportunity Via Environmental Product Design Strategy

Creating Business Opportunity Via Environmental Product Design Strategy Author Michael T. Hernke
ISBN-10 WISC:89089212104
Release 2005
Pages 296
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Essays on the Costs and Health Consequences of Food

Essays on the Costs and Health Consequences of Food Author Bo Yu MacInnis
ISBN-10 UCAL:C3497317
Release 2004
Pages 216
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Laboratory Manual for Chemistry Quantitative Appr Oach

Laboratory Manual for Chemistry Quantitative Appr Oach Author Smith
ISBN-10 0471067334
Release 1969-05-01
Pages 200
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The British National Bibliography

The British National Bibliography Author Arthur James Wells
ISBN-10 UOM:39015057956578
Release 2004
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Nuclear Witnesses

Nuclear Witnesses Author Leslie J. Freeman
ISBN-10 0393300331
Release 1982-02-17
Pages 330
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Contains taped interviews with sixteen individuals relating their experiences with nuclear power, events that have caused them to become opponents to this energy source



Coping with Life Challenges

Coping with Life Challenges Author Chris L. Kleinke
ISBN-10 IND:30000022323400
Release 1991-01
Pages 240
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All humans face problems and challenges in life, and with the help of this book, readers can learn the necessary skills and resources and make the best of difficult situations. Kleinke successfully communicates the findings of researchers to provide a basic how to approach.



Noise Noise Sensitivity and Psychiatric Disorder

Noise  Noise Sensitivity and Psychiatric Disorder Author Stephen A. Stansfeld
ISBN-10 0521439752
Release 1992
Pages 44
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This monograph reports on two important studies of noise sensitivity. They are a six-year follow-up study of a group of highly noise-sensitive and low noise-sensitive women and a longitudinal study examining changes in noise sensitivity with recovery from depression.



Learning From Data

Learning From Data Author Arthur Glenberg
ISBN-10 9781410618320
Release 2007-09-12
Pages 440
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Learning from Data focuses on how to interpret psychological data and statistical results. The authors review the basics of statistical reasoning to helpstudents better understand relevant data that affecttheir everyday lives. Numerous examples based on current research and events are featured throughout.To facilitate learning, authors Glenberg and Andrzejewski: Devote extra attention to explaining the more difficult concepts and the logic behind them Use repetition to enhance students’ memories with multiple examples, reintroductions of the major concepts, and a focus on these concepts in the problems Employ a six-step procedure for describing all statistical tests from the simplest to the most complex Provide end-of-chapter tables to summarize the hypothesis testing procedures introduced Emphasizes how to choose the best procedure in the examples, problems and endpapers Focus on power with a separate chapter and power analyses procedures in each chapter Provide detailed explanations of factorial designs, interactions, and ANOVA to help students understand the statistics used in professional journal articles. The third edition has a user-friendly approach: Designed to be used seamlessly with Excel, all of the in-text analyses are conducted in Excel, while the book’s CD contains files for conducting analyses in Excel, as well as text files that can be analyzed in SPSS, SAS, and Systat Two large, real data sets integrated throughout illustrate important concepts Many new end-of-chapter problems (definitions, computational, and reasoning) and many more on the companion CD Online Instructor’s Resources includes answers to all the exercises in the book and multiple-choice test questions with answers Boxed media reports illustrate key concepts and their relevance to realworld issues The inclusion of effect size in all discussions of power accurately reflects the contemporary issues of power, effect size, and significance. Learning From Data, Third Edition is intended as a text for undergraduate or beginning graduate statistics courses in psychology, education, and other applied social and health sciences.