Climate Change Adaptation Strategies An Upstream Downstream Perspective

Author: Nadine Salzmann
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319407739
Size: 20.38 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Climate change and the related adverse impacts are among the greatest challenges facing humankind during the coming decades. Even with a significant reduction of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions, it will be inevitable for societies to adapt to new climatic conditions and associated impacts and risks. This book offers insights to first experiences of developing and implementing adaptation measures, with a particular focus on mountain environments and the adjacent downstream areas. It provides a comprehensive ‘state-of-the-art’ of climate change adaptation in these areas through the collection and evaluation of knowledge from several local and regional case studies and by offering new expertise and insights at the global level. As such, the book is an important source for scientists, practitioners and decision makers alike, who are working in the field of climate change adaptation and towards sustainable development in the sense of the Paris Agreement and the Agenda 2030.

50 Great Myths Of Popular Psychology

Author: Scott O. Lilienfeld
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444360745
Size: 13.36 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology uses popular myths as a vehicle for helping students and laypersons to distinguish science from pseudoscience. Uses common myths as a vehicle for exploring how to distinguish factual from fictional claims in popular psychology Explores topics that readers will relate to, but often misunderstand, such as 'opposites attract', 'people use only 10% of their brains', and 'handwriting reveals your personality' Provides a 'mythbusting kit' for evaluating folk psychology claims in everyday life Teaches essential critical thinking skills through detailed discussions of each myth Includes over 200 additional psychological myths for readers to explore Contains an Appendix of useful Web Sites for examining psychological myths Features a postscript of remarkable psychological findings that sound like myths but that are true Engaging and accessible writing style that appeals to students and lay readers alike

Guide To Psychological Assessment With Hispanics

Author: Lorraine T. Benuto
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461444121
Size: 20.26 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This book focuses on diversity, culture, and ethnicity as they relate to psychological assessment of Hispanics. It is a how-to guide for clinicians, researchers, and instructors working with Hispanic clients. Each chapter contains an overview of cultural considerations needed for assessing the Hispanic client followed by a specific exploration of the assessment measures available and the research that has been conducted on these measures with Hispanic participants. An exploration of the strengths and limitations of each assessment measure is included. Considering that ethnocultural minority individuals who are of Hispanic/Latino origin make up the largest ethnocultural minority group in the United States, guidelines for working with this population are a must. Given that a large subset of this percentage is composed of immigrants many of whom do not speak English or who have learned English as a second language, special considerations for effective psychological assessment are neccessary.This book fills a gap in the scientific literature by consolidating the research on psychological assessment with Hispanic samples into one comprehensive volume and providing simple recommendations for the psychological assessment of Hispanic clients. An exploration of the general psychological assessment domains (e.g., personality, intelligence) is included with references to research on the major assessment measures used in the field. A more specific exploration of psychodiagnostic assessment measures follows, including the assessment of mood disorders, anxiety disorders, sexual dysfunction, psychosis, etc. Several chapters are dedicated to specialized assessment, including neuropsychological assessment, forensic assessment, and school-based assessment, overall creating the most comprehensive, up-to-date, research-based compendium of psychological assessment measures for use with Hispanic clients.

Forensic Pathology Reviews 5

Author: Michael Tsokos
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 159745110X
Size: 18.68 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this new volume of the globally recognized Forensic Pathology Reviews, Dr. Michael Tsokos has gathered chapters from the top experts in the field to reveal both the applied and scientific areas of expertise along the broad spectrum of forensics studies. Volume 5 piques the mind as leading forensic pathologists from the United States and around the world offer advanced insight into death caused environmental conditions, trauma, neuropathology, natural causes, and ballistics. The authors of this volume further their exploration as they impart research related to identification, serial murder, histopathology, and age estimation. While unveiling unsurpassed and cutting-edge knowledge, Forensic Pathology Reviews, Volume 5 will also inspire emerging forensic scientists to immerse themselves in innovative research.

Encyclopedia Of Rape

Author: Merril D. Smith
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 0313326878
Size: 11.53 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Examines sexual violence throughout history in the United States and around the world, and covers infamous rape cases, date-rape drugs, and victims' rights.

Identity Theft Handbook

Author: Martin T. Biegelman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470444819
Size: 16.54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Not a week goes by when identity theft isn t mentioned in the media or that a Congressional outcry isn t heard about this unrelenting crime. The first authoritative book on identity theft, Identity Theft Handbook is written by a career professional who has spent over 25 years investigating and preventing identity theft in both the public and private sectors. Its rich real-world content includes interviews with government and private sector thought leaders. As well, the costs of identity theft, future trends, and prevention guidance is discussed. For investigators, auditors, and managers.

Clinical Chemistry

Author: Wendy L Arneson
Publisher: F.A. Davis
ISBN: 9780803618619
Size: 10.47 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Meet the learning needs of today’s students with a brand-new style of textbook—designed to excite your students’ interest in clinical chemistry! Organized almost entirely around organ systems—to parallel the way physicians order tests—this groundbreaking text teaches the concepts and principles of clinical chemistry through realistic situations and scenarios. By integrating pathophysiology, biochemistry, and analytical chemistry for each major system, students clearly see the relevance of what they are learning to their future careers. This practical approach encourages them how to apply theoretical principles in the laboratory and to develop important critical-thinking skills.