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Natural Resources Law

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The broad national coverage and array of topics in Natural Resources Law is of interest to readers across the country. Most cases are introduced with a photo or map of the place, along with a context-setting paragraph. The text conveys the drama behind resource disputes and policy and the love-of-place. Each group of cases--both foundational cases as well as new decisions--begins with a factually rich discussion problem tailored to the cases that follow. Many problems mirror traditional essay exam questions; others raise contemporary policy issues. This highly teachable book groups readings into discrete, assignment-sized chunks of 25-40 pages, allowing coverage of 2-4 cases or one problem during each class section. The main emphasis is on primary sources, and each chapter opens with relevant statutory and regulatory sections.

The Third Edition sees an expanded emphasis on energy, exploring the Deepwater Horizon disaster, fracking, renewable energy development on federal lands, and the Keystone XL Pipeline. Climate change is addressed in every chapter. More great problems appear alongside photographs and slides. New cases and notes examine Connecticut v. American Electric Powe r (climate change and nuisance law); Summers v. Earth Island Institute and Monstanto v. Geerston Seed Farms (standing); Carcieri v. Salazar (Indian Reorganization Act); Stop the Beach Renourishment v. Florida DEP and PPL Montana, LLC v. Montana (public trust); Arizona Cattle Growers' Ass'n v. Salazar and Center for Biological Diversity v. Kempthorne (Endangered Species Act); Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day (water law); National Mining Ass'n v. Jackson (mountaintop removal/valley fill); and Casitas Municipal Water Dist. v. United States (regulatory takings and water rights.)

Features:

  • broad national coverage
  • place-based
    • introduces most cases with a photo or map, along with a context-setting paragraph
    • conveys the drama behind resource disputes and policy and the love-of-place
  • problem-based
  • introduces each group of cases with a factually rich discussion problem tailored to the cases that follow
  • problems mirror traditional essay exam questions or raise contemporary policy issues
  • includes both foundational cases and new decisions
  • teachable
    • groups readings into discrete, assignment-sized chunks of 25-40 pages
    • allows coverage of 2-4 cases or one problem during each class section
    • puts the main emphasis on primary sources
    • provides relevant statutory and regulatory sections in each chapter
  • extensive teaching support package

Thoroughly updated, the revised Third Edition presents:

  • expanded emphasis on energy
    • the Deepwater Horizon disaster
    • fracking
    • renewable energy developmenton federal lands
    • the Keystone XL Pipeline
    • greater coverage of climate change in every chapter


    Open Source

    RRP $296.99

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    In recent years, the way open source software is developed has taken hold as a valid alternative to commercial proprietary methods, as have the products themselves, e.g., the Linux operating system, Apache web-server software, and Mozilla Firefox browser. But what is open source software? How is the open source community organized? What makes this new model successful? What effects has it had and might it have on the future of the IT industry, companies and government policies? These and many other questions are answered in this book.The first chapter gives a brief history of the open source community and the second chapter takes a close look at the relationship between intellectual property rights and software, both open source and proprietary. The next three chapters consider the who, the open source community, the how, software development both within and outside the community, and the what, open source projects and product quality. Chapters 6 and 7 focus on the different users of open source software: companies and governments respectively. These are followed by two chapters that interpret the phenomenon, first from an organizational point of view in Chapter 8 and then using the theory of complex adaptive systems in Chapter 9. The last chapter explores the current and potential applications of the concept underlying open source software in other fields.


    Open Source

    RRP $402.99

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    From the Internet's infrastructure to operating systems like GNU/Linux, the open source movement comprises some of the greatest accomplishments in computing over the past quarter century. Its story embraces technological advances, unprecedented global collaboration, and remarkable tools for facilitating distributed development. The evolution of the Internet enabled an enormous expansion of open development, allowing developers to exchange information and ideas without regard to constraints of space, time, or national boundary. The movement has had widespread impact on education and government, as well as historic, cultural, and commercial repercussions. Part I discusses key open source applications, platforms, and technologies used in open development. Part II explores social issues ranging from demographics and psychology to legal and economic matters. Part III discusses the Free Software Foundation, open source in the public sector (government and education), and future prospects.


    Putting With An Open Mind - Four Magic Mind Secrets

    RRP $13.99

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    Dr. Simpson is a medical specialist and mind coach working with clients on the European Tours. He knows from his experiences that successful putting depends much more on using effective mind skills than technique. Dr. Simpson explains his revolutionary methods that you can use immediately to hole more putts, and have a lot more fun too. Drive for show, and putt for dough. It is a cliche, but nevertheless it is true. The fastest way to bring your handicap down, or make more money on tour, is to shave a few putts from your round. Even just one would make a huge difference. It is the easiest thing to do, or the hardest, depending on how you think about it, and which part of your brain you are using. Children are often very good at putting because nobody has told them how difficult it is, or blinded them with technique. There is a lesson there for you too. Adopt the mantra that you will follow your process, and your results will take care of themselves. In other words if your processes are good more putts will drop, and your statistics will improve as a result. This is the process that you will use to improve your putting stats. There are only four magic mind secrets to this process. Adopt them and they will open your mind, and as a result you will hole many more putts. Here they are: - Be confident about the line - Be confident about the speed of the green - Be confident in yourself - Be confident to stroke the ball smoothly This sounds easy, and it certainly can be. The power word that applies to all these four secrets is confidence, and Dr. Simpson's role is to explain HOW you can increase your confidence in these four critical areas. In this audiobook he explains in an engaging style the way that your brain works, and unearths a few clues explaining why most people get in their own way, and make putting, and life, a lot more difficult than they should.


    Topical Themes In Energy And Resources

    RRP $230.99

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    This book combines issues several critical ones in the energy field (low-energy technologies, renewable energies such as the hydrogen economy, and geothermal energy).

    Moving towards a more sustainable world requires a complete revolution in the way we manage energy and resources. However, from an academic perspective, this theme is so broad that most educators and researchers tend to focus on just one aspect, and maintaining the broad viewpoint which is necessary for making strategic judgments becomes difficult. Tohoku University addressed this challenge when developing a new education and training program for environmental leaders and brought together the extensive range of expertise available in specific fields into one special course which forms the basis of this book. Now in one volume, both students and educators can be brought up to date on a wide range of critical issues currently being addressed in the field of energy and resources. Chapters on resources include availability (for instance, rare earth metals), extraction and recycling of metals and plastics, and technological solutions to specific waste-disposal problems. In addition, broader strategic issues such as limits to growth and the interaction between the economic system and environmental issues are addressed. Even though each chapter provides topical data and knowledge from disparate and specialized fields, the book is written at a level that is readily understandable by students from all scientific, engineering, and humanities fields.



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