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The Survival Nexus

Author : Charles Weiss
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"The impact of science and technology on world affairs is shaped by politics, economics, business, ethics, law, psychology, and culture. This nexus is a neglected aspect of international affairs. It cuts across and unites diverse issues critical to human survival: climate change, global health, nuclear weapons, Internet governance, cybersecurity, jobs, competitiveness, poverty, hunger, and the management of new technologies like autonomous weapons, hypersonic missiles, geoengineering, and gene drivers. Advances in science and technology promise both great benefits and critical threats. Appropriate policies can stimulate and guide scientific and technological advance to create new ways to achieve a healthy environment, sustainable energy systems, equitable growth, full employment, and reduced poverty. But we are allowing technology to push ourselves into uncharted and dangerous territory. Long-standing modes of international cooperation are under increasing pressure, and we are making too little effort to strengthen and update them. Nor are we building the strong global norms that we need to manage new technologies. Underlying all of the global problems discussed in this book are considerations of basic ethics: our willingness to respect scientific facts, to act today to forestall long-run dangers, and to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits, costs, and risks from advances in science and technology"--

Survival Nexus

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"The impact of science and technology on world affairs is shaped by politics, economics, business, ethics, law, psychology, and culture. This nexus is a neglected aspect of international affairs. It cuts across and unites diverse issues critical to human survival: climate change, global health, nuclear weapons, Internet governance, cybersecurity, jobs, competitiveness, poverty, hunger, and the management of new technologies like autonomous weapons, hypersonic missiles, geoengineering, and gene drivers. Advances in science and technology promise both great benefits and critical threats. Appropriate policies can stimulate and guide scientific and technological advance to create new ways to achieve a healthy environment, sustainable energy systems, equitable growth, full employment, and reduced poverty. But we are allowing technology to push ourselves into uncharted and dangerous territory. Long-standing modes of international cooperation are under increasing pressure, and we are making too little effort to strengthen and update them. Nor are we building the strong global norms that we need to manage new technologies. Underlying all of the global problems discussed in this book are considerations of basic ethics: our willingness to respect scientific facts, to act today to forestall long-run dangers, and to ensure equitable sharing of the benefits, costs, and risks from advances in science and technology"--

Nexus 7 FHD Survival Guide Step by Step User Guide for the Nexus 7 Getting Started Downloading FREE eBooks Taking Pictures Using eMail and Exploring Hidden Tips and Tricks

Author : Toly K
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The Nexus 7 FHD is Google's second tablet PC, and the first device to use the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system. The Google Nexus 7 FHD Survival Guide gathers all of the available information regarding the Nexus 7 into a single guide, where it can be easily accessed for quick reference. There is no fancy jargon and every instruction is explained in great detail, which is perfect for beginners. In addition, this guide expands on the basics by discussing useful tips that are excellent for more advanced users. With the multitude of new features introduced in the new Nexus 7, such as a seven-inch HD screen, a faster processor, a new rear-facing camera, and restricted profiles, you cannot afford to miss a single one. The level of detail in each chapter sets this guide apart from all the rest. Countless screenshots complement the step-by-step instructions and help you to realize the Nexus 7's full potential. The useful information provided here is not discussed in the official Nexus 7 manual, such as tips and tricks, hidden features, and troubleshooting advice. This guide also goes above and beyond by discussing recent known issues and solutions that may be currently available. This Google Nexus 7 FHD guide includes: - Getting Started - Performing First-Time Setup - Exporting and Importing Files Using a PC or Mac - Finding FREE eBooks - Managing Applications - Purchasing Applications - Uninstalling an Application - Taking Pictures - Applying Special Effects to Pictures - Using the Gmail Application - Writing an Email - Adding Labels to Emails - Managing Contacts - Adding a New Contact - Sharing Contact Information via Email - Using the Chrome Web Browser - Opening More than One Website at a Time - Recalling Sites More Quickly on Subsequent Visits - Nexus-friendly Websites that Save You Time Typing in Long URL's - Using the Kindle Reader for the Nexus 7 - Using Play Books for the Nexus 7 - Adjusting the Settings - Using Bluetooth - Changing the Notification Ringtone - Locking the Screen with Your Face - Changing the Wallpaper - Tips and Tricks - Turning Google Now On or Off - Adding a Navigation Shortcut to the Home Screen - Troubleshooting - Google Play Contact Resources

The Security development Nexus

Author : Lars Buur
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The link between security and development has been rediscovered after 9/11 by a broad range of scholars. Focusing on Southern Africa, the Security-Development Nexus shows that the much debated linkage is by no means a recent invention. Rather, the security/development linkage has been an important element of the state policies of colonial as well as post-colonial regimes during the Cold War, and it seems to be prospering in new configurations under the present wave of democratic transitions. Contributors focus on a variety of contexts from South Africa, Mozambique and Namibia, to Zimbabwe and Democratic Congo; they explore the nexus and our understanding of security and development through the prism of peace-keeping interventions, community policing, human rights, gender, land contests, squatters, nation and state-building, social movements, DDR programmes and the different trajectories democratization has taken in different parts of the region.

Google Nexus 7 Survival Guide

Author : Toly K
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"Step-by-step user guide for Nexus 7: getting started, downloading free ebooks, taking pictures, making video calls, using email, and surfing the web"--p. [1] of cover.

Galaxy Nexus Survival Guide Step by Step User Guide for Galaxy Nexus Getting Started Downloading FREE eBooks Using eMail Photos and Videos and Surfing the Web

Author : Toly K
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The Galaxy Nexus is a flagship phone, being the first to run Android Ice Cream Sandwich. As a result, the Galaxy Nexus is packed full of new features never before seen on any Android phone, such as virtual buttons, faster application management, new Web browser with 16 available tabs, and even the ability to unlock your phone using your face. This guide will introduce you to these new features and show you how to use them. This book gives task-based instructions without using any technical jargon. Learning which buttons perform which functions is useless unless you know how it will help you in your everyday use of the Galaxy Nexus. Therefore, this guide will teach you how to perform the most common tasks. Instead of presenting arbitrary instructions in lengthy paragraphs, this book gives unambiguous, simple step-by-step procedures. Additionally, detailed screenshots help you to confirm that you are on the right track. This Survival Guide also goes above and beyond to explain secret Tips and Tricks to help you accomplish your day-to-day tasks much faster. If you get stuck, just refer to the Troubleshooting section to figure out and solve the problem.

Nexus 5 Survival Guide

Author : Toly K
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The Nexus 5 is Google's first phone to natively run Android Kit Kat. As a result, the Nexus 5 is packed full of new features never before seen on any Android phone, such as a much improved Phone application, better voice searching, built-in caller ID that automatically searches the web for the phone number, and a completely redesigned text and video chat application. This guide will introduce you to these new features and show you how to use them. This book gives task-based instructions without using any technical jargon. Learning which buttons perform which functions is useless unless you know how it will help you in your everyday use of the Nexus 5. Therefore, this guide will teach you how to perform the most common tasks. Instead of presenting arbitrary instructions in lengthy paragraphs, this book gives unambiguous, simple step-by-step procedures. Additionally, detailed screenshots help you to confirm that you are on the right track. This Survival Guide also goes above and beyond to explain secret Tips and Tricks to help you accomplish your day-to-day tasks much faster. If you get stuck, just refer to the Troubleshooting section to figure out and solve the problem.

Multifunctional Land Use Systems for Managing the Nexus of Environmental Resources

Author : Lulu Zhang
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This book comprehensively describes the major ecosystem services in dryland environments that are provided by typical land use, including forestland, grassland and farmland, using the Loess Plateau, Northwest China as an example. It offers extensive information on land policy, implementation and scientific evidence, and discusses the restoration of the degraded Loess Plateau environment, which that brings new challenges in the sustainable use of natural resources, in particular soil and water. It presents a transdisciplinary and up-to-date understanding of interlinkages and competition between different ecosystem services and illustrates benefit sharing among different users and stakeholders, land- management practitioners and local governments. It is a major contribution to the on-going debate on future land-development strategies and identifies areas where there is a need for more research. This book is a valuable resource for students, scientists and policy makers.

The Security Development Nexus

Author : Ramses Amer
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‘The Security-Development Nexus: Peace, Conflict and Development’ approaches the subject of the security-development nexus from a variety of different perspectives. Chapters within this study address the nexus specifically, as well as investigate its related issues, particularly those linked to studies of conflict and peace. These expositions are supported by a strong geographical focus, with case studies from Africa, Asia and Europe being included. Overall, the text’s collected essays provide a detailed and comprehensive view of conflict, security and development.

The Green Economy and the Water Energy Food Nexus

Author : Robert C. Brears
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This book argues that a variety of policies will be required to create synergies between the water-energy-food nexus sectors while reducing trade-offs in the development of a green economy. Despite rising demand for water, energy and food globally, the governance of water-energy-food sectors has generally remained separate with limited attention placed on the interactions that exist between them. Brears provides readers with a series of in-depth case studies of leading cities, states, nations and regions of differing climates, lifestyles and income-levels from around the world that have implemented a variety of policy innovations to reduce water-energy-food nexus pressures and achieve green growth. The Green Economy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus will be of interest to town and regional planners, resource conservation managers, policymakers, international companies and organisations interested in reducing water-energy-food nexus pressures, environmental NGOs, researchers, graduate and undergraduate students.

The Governance Security and Development Nexus

Author : Kenneth Omeje
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Mass Effect Nexus Uprising

Author : Jason M. Hough
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Titan Books will work with acclaimed video game developer BioWare to publish brand new novels set in the universe of MASS EFFECTTM: ANDROMEDA. The action will weave into the new game, with storylines developed in close collaboration with the BioWare game team. The action takes place with the adventure of the game itself, setting up the story and events of the game adding depth and detail to the canonical MASS EFFECT saga.

The Migration traffiking Nexus

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At the Nexus

Author : Dennis L. Soden
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The Nexus of Law and Biology

Author : Barbara Ann Hocking
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Although law and science have interacted for centuries, today their interactions pose enormous challenges. These challenges are reflected in issues ranging from reproductive technology and resource conservation, to genetic technology and biological warfare. The emerging dialogue is complex and requires an ongoing re-thinking of general principles, such as expert biological evidence, which features in a wide range of legal contexts, and including medical law, torts, crime and intellectual property. Studying the many ways in which law and biology come together in many areas of contemporary life, The Nexus of Law and Biology: New Ethical Challenges explores the juridical uses of biological sciences to illuminate key issues and contemporary intersections, arguing that each of several disciplines must communicate with one another, recognizing a common ground in ethics. Featuring an impressive list of contributors, this book is an invaluable reference for legal scholars, students, practising lawyers and scientists engaged with the legal system.

The Tourism Disaster Conflict Nexus

Author : Andreas Neef
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Tourism is often seen as the world's peace industry. Yet while tourism may play a major role in post-conflict and post-disaster recovery, the sector can also be a trigger of crisis and disaster. This book examines the complex linkages between tourism, disaster and conflict through a series of case studies drawn mainly from the Asia-Pacific region.

Exploring the Nexus of Geoecology Geography Geoarcheology and Geotourism Advances and Applications for Sustainable Development in Environmental Sciences and Agroforestry Research

Author : Haroun Chenchouni
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This edited volume is based on the best papers accepted for presentation during the 1st Springer Conference of the Arabian Journal of Geosciences (CAJG-1), Tunisia 2018. The book is of interest to all researchers in the fields of Environmental Sciences, Geoecology, Agroforestry, Geography, Geoarcheology and Geotourism. The Mediterranean Basin, Middle East and surrounding regions are ecologically unique due to large differences in climatic, geographical, and geological features, which grant countries of these regions with significant socio-economic potentials in terms of fertile agricultural lands, rich natural resources, and the existence of strategic resources such as crude oil and natural gas. However, the valuation of ecosystem functions, goods and services of natural and cultural heritages and bioressources of these regions is still little known. This volume offers an overview of the latest information and ideas on the physical environment of these regions, assessment and monitoring of natural bioressources including flora and fauna, and the use of cutting-edge methods for the development of sustainable agricultural systems. It gives also new socio-economic insights on geotourism and archaeology. Main topics include:1. Environmental Assessment and Monitoring of Agrisilvicultural Systems2. Environmental Impacts and Restoration Ecology of Natural and Agricultural Habitats3. Investigations and Applications in Environmental Biotechnology4. Spatiotemporal Patterns of Marine Biodiversity and Terrestrial Paleobiodiversity5. Socio-economics of Geotourism and Archaeology

The Aging Disability Nexus

Author : Katie Aubrecht
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As the global population ages, disability demographics are shifting. Societal transformation and global health inequities have changed who is likely to reach old age, who is likely to live with disability, and the relationship between aging and disability in various socio-cultural and geopolitical contexts. The Aging–Disability Nexus breaks new ground by bringing gerontology and disability studies into dialogue. This thoughtful examination of competing narratives about disability and aging explores the distinction between aging with a disability and aging into disability, revealing how multiple identities, socio-economic forces, culture, and community give form to our experiences.

The State Democracy Nexus

Author : Jørgen Møller
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The great dilemma of democracy revolves around the state. Historically, the state has played a crucial role as enforcer of liberal democratic constitutions, but it has also been used by autocratic rulers to entrench their rule. The state is thus a two-edged sword: It can both be the guarantee of democratic rights and a tool that can be used to suppress such rights. One corollary of this is that the influence of state structures on democratic development depends on who holds government power. But the opposite observation can also be made, as governments play an important role in shaping the state apparatus. The state and the regime are thus intertwined. Against this backdrop, this book presents a series of attempts – authored by influential experts such as Francis Fukuyama and Gerardo Munck – to disentangle the relationship between the state and political regimes. The contributions differ in terms of their particular theoretical and empirical focus. But they share the assumption that three criteria need to be observed to achieve a better understanding of the state-democracy nexus. First, it is valuable to distinguish conceptually between different aspects of the state. Second, the potential relationships between democracy and these attributes of state should be carefully theorized. Third, the consequent propositions must be interrogated using comparative approaches. This book was originally published as a special issue of Democratization.

The Engineering Business Nexus

Author : Steen Hyldgaard Christensen
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Fascinating and compelling in equal measure this volume presents a critical examination of the multilayered relationships between engineering and business. In so doing the study also stimulates ethical reflection on how these relationships either enhance or inhibit strategies to address vital issues of our time. In the context of geopolitical, economic, and environmental tendencies the authors explore the world that we should want to create and the role of the engineer and the business manager in this endeavor. Throughout this volume the authors identify periods of alignment and periods of tension between engineering and business. They look at focal points of the engineering-business nexus related to the development of capitalism. The book explores past and present movements to reshape, reform, or reject this nexus. The volume is informed by questions of importance for industry as well as for higher education. These are: What kinds of conflict arise for engineers in their attempts to straddle both professional and organizational commitments? How should professionals be managed to avoid a clash of managerial and professional cultures? How do engineers create value in firms and corporations? What kinds of tension exist between higher education and industry? What challenges does the neoliberal entrepreneurial university pose for management, faculty, students, society, and industry? Should engineering graduates be ready for work, and can they possibly be? What kinds of business issues are reflected in engineering education curricula, and for what purpose? Is there a limit to the degree of business hybridization in engineering degree programs, and if so, what would be the criterion for its definition? Is there a place in engineering education curricula for reflective critique of assumptions related to business and economic thinking? One ideal of management and control comes to the fore as the Anthropocene - the world transformed into an engineered artefact which includes human existence. The volume raises the question as to how engineering and business together should be considered, given the fact that the current engineering-business nexus remains embedded within an economic model of continual growth. By addressing macro-level issues such as energy policy, sustainable development, globalization, and social justice this study will both help create awareness and stimulate development of self-knowledge among practitioners, educators, and students thereby ultimately addressing the need for better informed citizens to safeguard planet Earth as a human life supporting system.