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Erwachsenenbildung und Lernen in Zeiten von Globalisierung, Transformation und Entgrenzung

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Book Series: Schriftenreihe der Sektion Erwachsenenbildung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DGfE) ISBN: 9783847415183 9783847423454 Year: Pages: 370 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Education
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Against the background of analyzes on transformation, reflexive modernization and fleeting modernity, adult education is required to confront social processes of change, the dissolution of boundaries and structural upheavals. Adult education and learning are part of these changes, each specific, but also contributing to change. The volume gathers selected and reviewed conference papers by the scientists who presented their work at the annual conference.

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Education --- adult education --- changes

Troubled Waters: Confronting the Water Crisis in Australia's Cities

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ISBN: 9781921313844 Year: Pages: 217 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459762 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Environmental Technology
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Australian cities have traditionally relied for their water on a ‘predict-and-provide’ philosophy that gives primacy to big engineering solutions. In more recent years privatised water authorities, seeking to maximise consumption and profits, have reinforced the emphasis on increasing supply. Now the cities must cope with the stresses these policies have imposed on the eco-systems from which they harvest water, into which they discharge wastes, and on which they are located. Residents are having to pay more for their water, while the cities themselves are becoming less sustainable. Must we build more dams and desalination plants, or should we be managing the demand for urban water more prudently? This book explores the demand for urban water and how it has changed in response to shifting social mores over the past century. It explains how demand for centralised provision of water might be reshaped to enable the cities to better cope with expected changes in supply as our climate changes. And it discusses the implications of property rights in water for proposals to privatise water services.

The identity of the contemporary public library

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ISBN: 9788867054688 Year: Pages: 216 Language: English
Publisher: Ledizioni
Subject: Library and Information Science
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The volume deals with some of the most relevant issues related to the identity of the public library and its historical, cultural, social, organizational changes, according to a comparative perspective. The topics are covered in four sections (History, Present and Future of the Public Library; Models of Analysis, Measurement, Evaluation; Complexity Challenges; Work in Progress), thus providing a wide overview of the present and the future of an institution paramount in improving people’s lives.

Arqueologia da transição: entre o mundo romano e a Idade Média

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Book Series: Humanitas Supplementum ISSN: 21828814 ISBN: 9789892613529 Year: Pages: 456 DOI: https://doi.org/10.14195/978-989-26-1353-6 Language: Portuguese
Publisher: Coimbra University Press
Subject: History
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The aim of the present volume is to discuss one historical moment that is still insufficiently known: Late Antiquity. For this, specialists present their research in some specific subjects: settlement patterns and sites architecture; material culture; the arrival of Christianity; funerary data. All the Iberian peninsula is concerned, searching for parallels with the Mediterranean basin.

H5 Consequences of Anthropogenic Changes in the Sensory Landscape of Marine Animals (Book chapter)

Book title: Oceanography and Marine Biology

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Book Series: Oceanography and Marine Biology : An Annual Review ISBN: 9780367134150 9780429026379 Year: Pages: 38 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Geology --- Earth Sciences
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Human activities are altering a wide range of key marine cues at local and global scales, and it is important to know how animals may respond. Species survival and performance depend on the ability of individuals to successfully extract and interpret information from their environment about preferred abiotic conditions and the presence of prey, predators, competitors, mates and suitable habitats. Such information is made available via a wide range of abiotic and biotic cues that can be detected by organisms through various sensory modalities. Global anthropogenic changes, however, are rapidly altering the sensory landscape (‘cuescape’) and behaviour of animals by modifying the production, transmission and interpretation of critical natural cues, as well as introducing novel anthropogenic cues. To date, most studies have focussed on how animals respond to such changes rather than investigating how the cues themselves are changing. Because the responses that individuals show ultimately depend on factors affecting both the generation and reception of cues, better integration is needed to understand how these factors ultimately affect individual performance. This review provides a holistic assessment of how multiple cues (e.g. sounds, visual cues, chemicals, salinity, temperature and electromagnetism) are being altered at different spatial and temporal scales in marine habitats. Natural cuescapes are being modified by humans and novel anthropogenic cues are being introduced into the ocean, both of which can directly and indirectly alter the diversity and strength of natural cues. Examples are provided of how species might respond to such changes, focussing on what coping and adaptation mechanisms are available for species to persist in a future ocean. While ‘sensory generalist’ species may prevail in marine environments with diminishing or masked natural cues, some ‘sensory specialists’ might sustain themselves via sensory compensation, behavioural plasticity or avoidance of detrimental cues in the short term, or via genetic adaptation in the longer term. Due to the rapid loss of natural cuescapes, alternative research agendas are needed to monitor and measure multicue changes throughout the oceans. Together with mechanistic and field studies of animal responses, such research can inform management by identifying the species most at risk and the areas that may be suitable for cuescape preservation.

La lettura digitale e il web : Lettori, autor ed editori di fronte all'ebook

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ISBN: 9788867055241 DOI: 10.4000/books.ledizioni.1015 Language: Italian
Publisher: Ledizioni
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Cosa cambia nelle abitudini di lettura di chi sceglie di leggere un ebook? In che modo l’editoria affronta i cambiamenti che il digitale porta con sé? Qual è il ruolo del web nel determinare queste trasformazioni? A queste ed altre domande un gruppo di undici book bloggers, riuniti in occasione di LibrInnovando 2011, tenta di rispondere in questo libro. A partire da un’idea di Marco Giacomello, gli autori offrono riflessioni e ricerche originali, utili tanto al lettore incuriosito dalle possibilità della lettura digitale quanto al professionista – l’editore, l’autore, il libraio – che si trova a vivere i mutamenti dell’editoria. Ma se cambiano i libri, cambia anche il modo di fare e diffondere cultura in Italia: l’ebook apre nuove possibilità di condivisione e socializzazione del sapere, che bisogna, criticamente, saper cogliere. Questo volume, parlando senza eccessivi tecnicismi e sempre con un profondo rispetto del lettore, sviluppa alcuni punti nodali e indica delle strade percorribili.

(Des)movilización de la sociedad civil chilena

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ISBN: 9789568416898 Year: Pages: 304 Language: Spanish;
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones
Subject: Social Sciences
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Research on the Chilean social mobilization of the last decades, the exhaustion of the neoliberal model and the search for alternatives

Democracia, Información y Cibersociedad

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ISBN: 9789568416706 Year: Pages: 192 Language: Spanish;
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones
Subject: Media and communication
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Approaches to the new realities of social media and their interaction with audiences in Latin America

Comunidad y Estado en Álvaro García Linera Un análisis a través de sus lugares de enunciación (1988-2017)

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ISBN: 9789568416720 Year: Pages: 195 Language: Spanish;
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones
Subject: Philosophy
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Research on the political thought of Alvaro García Linera, his participation in the politics of Bolivia in recent decades

China's Dilemma: Economic Growth, the Environment and Climate Change

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ISBN: 9781921536038 Year: Pages: 428 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_458876 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Economics
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China’s Dilemma—Economic Growth, the Environment and Climate Change examines the challenges China will have to confront in order to maintain rapid growth while coping with the global financial turbulence, some rising socially destabilising tensions such as income inequality, an over-exploited environment and the long-term pressures of global warming. China’s Dilemma discusses key questions that will have an impact on China’s growth path and offers some in-depth analyses as to how China could confront these challenges. The authors address the effect of the global credit crunch and financial shocks on China’s economic growth; China’s contribution to greenhouse gas emissions and emissions reduction schemes; the environmental consequences of foreign direct investment in China; the relationship between air pollution and mortality; the effect of climate change on agricultural output; the coal industry’s compliance with tougher regulations; and the constraints water shortages may impose on China’s economy. It also emphasises the importance of managing the rising demand for energy to moderate oil price increases and placating domestic and international concerns about global warming.&#xD;&#xD;In the thirty years since China started on the path of reform, it has emerged as one of the largest and most dynamic economies in the world. This carries with it the responsibility to balance the requirements of key industries that are driving its development with the need to ensure that its growth is both equitable and sustainable. China’s Dilemma highlights key lessons learned from the past thirty years of reform in order to pave the way for balanced and sustained growth in the future.

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