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  1. Environmental rights: the development of standards

    Turner, S. J.; Shelton, D; Razzaque, J.; Mcintyre, O.; May, J.
    This book examines the development of standards within the field of environmental rights and the relationship that environmental rights have with different types of standards.

  2. Dignity in the workplace. New theoretical perspectives.

    Bal, P.Matthijs
    Introducing a theory of workplace dignity into the field of management studies, this innovative new book presents an alternative paradigm based on principles of human dignity which is integrated into a theoretical approach to the topic. The author addresses and analyses the causes and consequences of the dominant political-economic paradigm within management studies. Further, it presents a theoretical alternative which can constitute a foundation for a new way of thinking about organisations, management, and leadership. Dignity in the Workplace offers scholars ideas for how research in the field of management studies may be enriched by a dignity-paradigm, and goes further to explore the role of a dignity-paradigm in...

  3. Surgical tools and medical devices [2nd ed.]

    Ahmed, Waqar; Jackson, Mark J.
    This new edition presents information and knowledge on the field of biomedical devices and surgical tools. The authors look at the interactions between nanotechnology, nanomaterials, design, modeling, and tools for surgical and dental applications, as well as how nanostructured surfaces can be created for the purposes of improving cell adhesion between medical devices and the human body. Each original chapter is revised in this second edition and describes developments in coatings for heart valves, stents, hip and knee joints, cardiovascular devices, orthodontic applications, and regenerative materials such as bone substitutes. There are also 8 new chapters that address: � Microvascular...

  4. The village world of early medieval northern Spain: local community and the land market

    Portass, Robert
    The pattern of rural life in early medieval Spain is here vividly brought to life through careful examination of contemporary documents. In the early eighth century, the Muslim general Tariq ibn Ziyad led his forces across the Straits of Gibraltar and conquered most of the Iberian Peninsula. However, alongside the flourishing kingdom of al-Andalus, the small Christian realm of Asturias-León endured in the northern mountains. This book charts the social, economic and political development of Asturias-León from the Islamic conquest to 1031. Using a forensic comparative method, which examines the abundant charter material from two regions of northern Spain - the...

  5. LDPC coded OFDM and its application to DVB-T2, DVB-S2 and IEEE 80216e

    Nurellari, Edmond
    Since the invention of Information Theory by Shannon in 1948, coding theorists have been trying to come up with coding schemes that will achieve capacity dictated by Shannon’s Theorem. The most successful two coding schemes among many are the LDPCs and Turbo codes. In this thesis, we focus on LDPC codes and in particular their usage by the second generation terrestrial digital video broadcasting (DVB-T2), second generation satellite digital video broadcasting (DVB-S2) and IEEE 802.16e mobile WiMAX standards. Low Density Parity Check (LDPC) block codes were invented by Gallager in 1962 and they can achieve near Shannon limit performance on...

  6. Data quality systems

    Firth, Chris; Wang, Rich
    Data quality will be of concern to any company that depends on computer systems to create, process and utilise data.

  7. Insider trading: an insiders guide to intelligent investing

    Firth, Chris
    “Arguably the best book written in Singapore for the Singaporean investor or financial professional”, Aberdeen Asset Management.

  8. Cromwell's head

    Fitzgibbons, Jonathan
    Oliver Cromwell's magnificent funeral in 1658 was a regal affair, witnessed by thousands and drawing on all the trappings of state. Yet less than three years later his corpse was removed from Westminster Abbey and 'executed' at Tyburn. This gruesome ceremony launched Cromwell's head on three centuries of extraordinary adventures, from a traitor's pole by Westminster Hall to an exhibition in London's Bond Street, the probings of 'cranial detectives' to the peace of a Cambridge college. "Cromwell's Head" tells the story of the head's remarkable journey, blending gallows humour with a compelling portrait of the great parliamentarian in life. It...

  9. Understanding the business context: a beginner’s text

    Hack-polay, Dieu; Davies, Douglas
    A basic book providing an overview of the main functions in business as well covering the business environment. The book is suitable as an introductory text for foundation degree and HE year 1 students.

  10. Referencing handbook: OSCOLA

    Williams, Helen
    University of Lincoln approved guide to OSCOLA referencing. Providing guidelines on how to reference UK, EU and International primary sources of law and secondary sources. The handbook provides examples and annotated diagrams to help you reference sources in the OSCOLA style.

  11. The Oxford handbook of management

    Wilkinson, Adrian; Armstrong, Steve; Loundsbury, Michael
    Management, the pursuit of objectives through the organization and co-ordination of people, has been and is a core feature—and function— of modern society. Some ‘classic’ forms of corporate and bureaucratic management may be seen as the prevalent form of organization and organizing in the 20th century, but in the post-Fordist, global, knowledgedriven contemporary world we are seeing different patterns, principles, and styles of management as old models are questioned. The functions, ideologies, practices, and theories of management have changed over time, as recorded by many scholars, and may vary according to different models of organization, and between different cultures and societies. Whilst the administrative, corporate, or factory manager may be a...

  12. Companion animal economics: the economic impact of companion animals in the UK

    Hall, Sophie; Dolling, Luke; Bristow, Kate; Fuller, Ted; Mills, Daniel
    The aim of this report is to raise awareness of the importance of research concerning the economic impact of companion animals on society. • This report was inspired by the seminal Council for Science and Society (CSS) report Companion Animals in Society (1988), and updates and extends its evaluation of the value that companion animals bring to society. • Data available from the UK are used as examples throughout, but many of the points raised relate to industrialized nations globally. • It highlights potential direct and indirect costs and benefits of companion animals to the economy, and the value of exploring these further. • There is currently a lack of...

  13. Reliability and validity [Book of proceedings of the 7th Annual Conference of the European Learning Styles Information Network]

    Valcke, M.; Armstrong, S.; Graff, M.; Rayner, S.; Sadler-Smith, E.; Spicer, D.
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  14. Learning styles: bridging theory and practice [Book of proceedings of the 8th Annual Conference of the European Learning Styles Information Network]

    Armstrong, S.; Graff, M.; Lashley, C.; Peterson, E.; Rayner, S.; Sadler-Smith, E.; Schiering, M.; Spicer, D.
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  15. Learning and cognitive styles: conceptions and uses in teaching and learning

    Hill, Jeanne; Armstrong, Steve; Graff, Martin; Rayner, Stephen; Sadler-Smith, Eugene
    The papers in this book were among those originally presented to the Third Annual Conference of the European Learning Styles Information Network (ELSIN), at the University of Sunderland in June 1998. They demonstrate the diversity of interests and approaches of members of ELSIN and of researchers of learning and cognitive styles everywhere. The original focus on learning styles has broadened to embrace a variety of perspectives on style in individual differences, including: international comparative studies of style theory and measurement of style style and new learning technologies style and managerial and organisational cognition style and human resource development the policy implications of individual differences in style. In...

  16. Facing up to radical changes in universities and colleges

    Armstrong, Steve; Thompson, Gail; Brown, Sally
    This text explores how academics face up to radical changes in the learning environment. With the implementation of new technologies to support teaching and learning there is a need for more strategic approaches to teaching and learning.

  17. Enhancing learning and performance through styles: Proceedings of the 10th annual Learning Styles Information Network Conference

    Armstrong, S.; Evans, C.; Graff, M.; Peterson, E.; Rayner, S.; Sadler-Smith, E.; Schiering, M.
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  18. Re-thinking management education: from cognition, to action, to learning

    Armstrong, Steve
    This research memorandum is the transcript used in the inaugural lecture given at the University of Hull on 12th March 2007. The lecture is presented in two parts. Part I begins with an introduction to cognitive style, a psychological construct from within the domain of individual differences psychology. This is discussed in relation to its potential influence on student performance in management education. Part II focuses on more macro aspects of management education. It begins by considering the historical context of Business Schools and the ways in which management education has evolved (generally for the worse). This is followed by...

  19. Motivating students

    Brown, Sally; Armstrong, Steve; Thompson, Gail
    This work brings together the experience of educators, trainers and students searching for ways of increasing student motivation. Links between motivation and training, learning and assessment processes are examined through case studies set in a broad range of subject discipline contexts.

  20. Handbook of management learning, education and development

    Armstrong, Steven; Fukami, Cynthia V.
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