Download Under Pressure: Coal Industry Rhetoric and Neoliberalism by Jen Schneider, Steve Schwarze, Peter K. Bsumek, Jennifer PDF

By Jen Schneider, Steve Schwarze, Peter K. Bsumek, Jennifer Peeples

ISBN-10: 1137533145

ISBN-13: 9781137533142

This e-book examines 5 rhetorical recommendations utilized by the U.S. coal to improve its pursuits within the face of growing to be monetary and environmental pressures: commercial apocalyptic, company ventriloquism, technological shell online game, hypocrite’s seize, and effort utopia. The authors argue that those concepts attract and toughen neoliberalism, a discourse and set of practices that privilege industry rationality and person freedom and accountability especially else. because the coal has develop into the prime goal and leverage element for these looking extra competitive motion to mitigate weather swap, their company advocacy could foreshadow rhetorical techniques to be had to different fossil gasoline industries as they deal with related fiscal and cultural shifts. The authors’ research of coal’s company advocacy additionally identifies contradictions and issues of vulnerability within the prepared resistance to weather motion in addition to the bigger ideological formation of neoliberalism.

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Download Smart Cities Atlas: Western and Eastern Intelligent by Eleonora Riva Sanseverino, Raffaella Riva Sanseverino, PDF

By Eleonora Riva Sanseverino, Raffaella Riva Sanseverino, Valentina Vaccaro

ISBN-10: 3319473611

ISBN-13: 9783319473611

The e-book discusses the concept that of the shrewdpermanent urban, and is predicated on a multi-service and multi-sectoral method of city making plans, together with a number of city services and the human capital of towns. The paintings is split into 3 elements. the 1st is an introductory part which covers definitions, rules and instruments used at ecu point for the advance and type of a sensible urban. the second one offers a variety of examples of Western and japanese groups, which skilled applied sciences and methods that experience made them clever. The 3rd describes intimately the most 3 attainable methods (economical, technological and social) to the shrewdpermanent urban suggestion that are the point of interest ambits of the holistic notion of clever city.

The paintings presents a superb evaluate of the idea that of shrewdpermanent urban, and in addition bargains a severe research of a number of the techniques to shrewdpermanent towns, with a view to offer instruments to enhance suggestions that tackle the shrewdpermanent improvement of towns with an process as multi-sectoral as possible.

Its available language and a number of other examples make the ebook effortless to learn and attractive to public directors, scholars, planners and researchers.

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Download The Petroleum Industry: A Nontechnical Guide by Charles F. Conaway PDF

By Charles F. Conaway

ISBN-10: 0878147632

ISBN-13: 9780878147632

The main uncomplicated ebook at the petroleum undefined, Conaway explains the fundamentals from geology to refining. Contents: How the earth used to be shaped Petroleum origins, accumulation, and exploration Contracts and rules Reservoir functionality Drilling Formation review good finishing touch box appraisal and improvement man made carry floor amenities Petroleum downstream.

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Download Productive Postmodernism: Consuming Histories and Cultural by John N. Duvall PDF

By John N. Duvall

ISBN-10: 0791451941

ISBN-13: 9780791451946

Effective Postmodernism addresses the differing money owed of postmodernism present in the paintings of Fredric Jameson and Linda Hutcheon, a debate that facilities round the theorists’ senses of pastiche and parody. For Jameson, postmodern texts are ahistorical, twiddling with pastiched photos and aesthetic types, and are for that reason not able to supply a serious buy on tradition and capital. For Hutcheon, postmodern fiction and structure stay political, starting areas for social critique via a parody that deconstructs professional heritage. considering within the area among those sharply assorted positions, the essays during this assortment examine a huge diversity of latest fiction, movie, and architecture—from such narratives as Don DeLillo’s Libra, Toni Morrison’s loved, and Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, to the tremendously assorted areas of Las Vegas casinos and the us Holocaust Memorial Museum—in order to invite what the cultural paintings of a postmodern aesthetic will be.

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Download Visions for a sustainable energy future by Mark A. Gabriel PDF

By Mark A. Gabriel

ISBN-10: 0881735132

ISBN-13: 9780881735130

This publication deals a different perception into the company health and wellbeing of strength businesses in an evolving panorama of deregulation. slicing throughout either ancient and present-day occasions, it demonstrates vital components very important to the luck of power businesses popping out of a secure regulated constitution and working with a brand new aggressive setting.

Targeted at company executives, strength pros, the monetary and funding groups, strategic planners and regulators, readers will locate this source invaluable to appreciate how power businesses can meet the demanding situations of a aggressive surroundings, what it's going to take to adapt into fit strength businesses, the affects of deregulation and overview of profitable and unsuccessful suggestions for power businesses, the position of know-how in business/product reinvention and a winning enterprise version, and the variations and similarities of electrical energy to different commodities-the demanding situations to new release, energy supply, environmental technological know-how and end-use sectors of the company.

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Download La Chevelure de Bérénice by Claude Simon PDF

By Claude Simon

« À propos d'une scène de plage, de deux femmes en noir marchant en bordure des vagues chaudes, de pêcheurs tirant au sec leurs barcasses craquantes, de casseroles enfoncées dans le sable, de poulets qu'on vide, d'étoiles qui basculent (dont los angeles constellation de Bérénice), Claude Simon swap le temps en espace. Il rend physiquement good los angeles durée, notre seule certitude. Avec lui, l. a. littérature devient une computer magique à voir l'invisible par excellence : l’herbe qui pousse, l’histoire en educate de se faire. » (Bertrand Poirot-Delpech, Le Monde, 10 février 1984)

Initialement publié en tirage limité sous le titre Femmes (Maeght, 1966), ce texte est paru aux Éditions de Minuit en 1984.

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Download Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the by Matthew R. Simmons PDF

By Matthew R. Simmons

ISBN-10: 047173876X

ISBN-13: 9780471738763

I actually simply learn the 1st half of this publication, which supplied a pleasant background of Saudi Arabia
& the oil their during the last numerous many years. The later components of the publication supplied
the "details" displaying the possible decline within the skill of Saudi oil. it is simple to painting
the "end is close to" as a solution, simply as it is simple to painting "we're at the least 50 years away" if
you think the Saudi claims of oil reserves.

a pair observations:

1) the writer greater than as soon as stated he felt the Saudi's assorted their output to satisfy altering
international call for and we must always all feel free for it. He primarily "looked the wrong way" to
the costs the Saudi's have been manipulating the industry to maintain strength choices at bay. I
in my opinion suspect the latter is usually real. the previous few many years of background, it is
challenging (for me) to determine one other answer.

2) The Saudi's refuse to record their technical details at the productiveness in their oil
fields, and some of the applied sciences they hire to proceed pulling oil from the earth.
That stated, WHY might you think any specific state of affairs as being the "truth". At one
finish of the spectrum, they can be operating scared simply because they be aware of their reserves are
working low, so that they cover this truth with "fake" reserves. on the different finish, they can be
sending selective "signals" (via technical experiences that demonstrate applied sciences they're (or might
be) utilizing to extract the present quantity of oil, with out acknowledging the particular
quantity & processes.

in any case, i used to be dissatisfied. I wasn't relatively attracted to analyzing the specific information within the
moment a part of the ebook -- from what was once said within the first half, it used to be prone to be of
suspect accuracy besides. Admittedly, i'll have overlooked a few pertinent info.

All in all i might name this an unverifiable "wake-up" name.

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Download The Construction of an Urban Past: Narrative and System in by Harry Jansen PDF

By Harry Jansen

ISBN-10: 1859734375

ISBN-13: 9781859734377

This booklet bargains a brand new theoretical foundation for city stories and for ancient stories as a rule through addressing one of many major difficulties that confronts modern historians. How is it attainable to approach and synthesize an more and more overwhelming quantity of expert learn within the face of the theoretical impasse because of postmodernism? How will we movement past its declare that the prior is unknowable? Jansen’s strategy - during which he claims there's a fact that's available to our cognitive capacities - is predicated on structures concept, which has already been utilized so effectively within the fields of administration and organization.

While focusing his awareness on city historiography, Jansen argues that an integrative platforms strategy can be utilized in any box of old enquiry to create a significant photo of the earlier. He illustrates the significance of structuring info during this method via the profound complexity of the city surroundings. This booklet is hence vital studying not just for city historians and geographers but additionally for all social scientists attracted to the long run examine of the ecu urban.

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Download Quantitative and Empirical Analysis of Energy Markets (World by Apostolos Serletis PDF

By Apostolos Serletis

ISBN-10: 9812704744

ISBN-13: 9789812704740

Bringing jointly modern learn and cutting edge strength markets econometrics, this publication collects the author's most vital fresh contributions in power economics. particularly, the booklet: applies contemporary advances within the box of utilized econometrics to enquire a couple of concerns relating to power markets, together with the speculation of garage and the effective markets speculation; provides the fundamental stylized proof on strength expense pursuits utilizing correlation research, causality checks, integration idea, cointegration conception, in addition to lately constructed approaches for trying out for shared and codependent cycles; and, makes use of contemporary advances within the monetary econometrics literature to version time-varying returns and volatility in strength costs and to check for causal relationships among power costs and their volatilities. It additionally explores the functioning of electrical energy markets and applies traditional types of time sequence research to enquire a couple of concerns concerning wholesale strength costs within the western North American markets; and applies instruments from information and dynamical structures idea to check for nonlinear dynamics and deterministic chaos in a few North American hydrocarbon markets (those of ethane, propane, common butane, iso-butane, naptha, crude oil, and common gas).

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Download Progress in Scale Modeling: Summary of the First by Kozo Saito PDF

By Kozo Saito

ISBN-10: 1402086814

ISBN-13: 9781402086816

This booklet is a variety of seminal papers given on the earlier overseas Symposia on Scale Modeling (ISSM). The foreign Scale Modeling Committee inclusive of lively around the world researchers in scale modeling celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2008. The Committee is interdisciplinary, attracting researchers from a extensive variety of medical and engineering disciplines. Scale modeling is a simplifying and clarifying software utilized by scientists and engineers in lots of disciplines to aid them grab crucial or salient features of bewilderingly advanced structures, mechanisms and phenomena -- to determine the woodland whilst there are numerous timber. Scale modeling thoughts also are used whilst it might be too pricey or too tough to check the method of curiosity. moreover, scale modeling is an method that provides engineers and architects a brand new standpoint, releasing artistic and leading edge rules and suggestions. Scale modeling is hired to review climate structures, diffusion of toxins in air or water, chemical method in three-D turbulent move, multiphase combustion, flame propagation, organic platforms, habit of fabrics at nano- and micro-scales and so forth. Scale modeling will be much more accepted if extra new fabric used to be on hand. the target in publishing those papers in a single position is to therapy the inability of obtainable fabric on scale modeling and to make a booklet that would be worthy in collage classes (both graduate and undergraduate), and in brief classes.

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