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Accounting and finance for non-specialists [Monograph] - Tenth edition.
Atrill, Peter \ McLaney, E. J.. \ 2017
Accounting - Financial statements - Accounting - Financial statements

Used in course: BEC-52306 Financial and Business Management
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Accounting and finance for non-specialists [Monograph] - Ninth edition
Atrill, P. \ McLaney, E. \ 2015
accounting - finance - management - financial management - textbooks - Accounting - Financial statements

Used in course: BEC-52306 Financial and Business Management
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Agricultural marketing : structural models for price analysis [Monograph]
Vercammen, J. \ 2011
agricultural prices - agricultural products - marketing - agriculture - commodities - prices - analysis - Agricultural prices - Farm produce Marketing - Prices

The price of food has become very volatile in recent years for a variety of reasons, including a strengthened connection between the prices of agricultural commodities and other commodities such as oil and metals, more volatile production due to more frequent droughts and floods, and a rising demand for biofuels. Understanding the determinants of agricultural commodity prices and the connections between prices has become a high priority for academics and applied economists who are interested in agricultural marketing and trade, policy analysis and international rural development. This book builds on the various theories of commodity price relationships in competitive markets over space, time and form. It also builds on the various theories of commodity price relationships in markets that are non-competitive because processing firms exploit market power, private information distorts commodity bidding, and bargaining is required to establish prices when the marketing transaction involves a single seller and buyer. Each chapter features a spreadsheet model to analyze a particular real-world case study or plausible scenario, and issues considered include: the reasons for commodity price differences across regions the connection between the release of information and the rapid adjustment in a network of commodity prices the specific linkage between energy and food prices bidding strategies by large exporters who compete in import tenders. The simulation results that are obtained from the spreadsheet models reveal many important features of commodity prices. The models are also well suited for additional "what if" analysis such as examining how the pattern of trade in agricultural commodities may change if shipping becomes more expensive because of substantial increase in the world price of oil. Model building and the analysis of the simulation results is a highly effective way to develop critical thinking skills and to view agricultural commodity prices in a rigorous and unique way. This is an ideal resource for economics students looking to gain develop skills in the areas of Agricultural Marketing, Commodity Price Analysis, Models of Commodity Markets, Quantitative Methods and Commodity Futures Markets


Used in course: AEP-30806 Economic Models
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Agriculture for development [Monograph]
Byerlee, D. \ Janvry, A. de \ International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, The World Bank \ cop. 2007
agricultural development - economic development - agricultural policy - agricultural economics - agricultural situation - poverty - developing countries - world bank - agricultural households - agricultural trade - innovations - development economics - economic change - sustainable development

Focuses on three themes, namely identifying new sources of growth for agriculture, making agriculture more effective for poverty reduction, and managing the transitions that accompany the transformation of agriculture as economies develop.


Used in course: DEC-53306 Economics and Policy of Agricultural Development
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Analyzing sensory data with R [Monograph]
Lê, S. \ Worch, T. \ 2015
R (Computer program language) - Sensory evaluation Data processing

Used in course: MCB-32806 Advanced Sensory Methods and Sensometrics
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Atmospheric boundary layer : integrating air chemistry and land interactions [Monograph]
Vilà-Guerau de Arellano, J. \ Heerwaarden, C.C. van \ Stratum, B.J.H. van \ Dries, K. van den \ 2015
atmospheric boundary-layer - atmosphere - physics - chemistry - plant physiology - vegetation - soil science - meteorology - agricultural meteorology - hydrology - textbooks - Atmospheric chemistry - Boundary layer (Meteorology)

This textbook provides an introduction to the interactions between the atmosphere and the land for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and a reference text for researchers in atmospheric physics and chemistry, hydrology, and plant physiology. The combination of the book, which provides the essential theoretical concepts, and the associated interactive Chemistry Land-surface Atmosphere Soil Slab (CLASS) software, which provides hands-on practical exercises and allows students to design their own numerical experiments, will prove invaluable for learning about many aspects of the soil-vegetation-atmosphere system. This book has a modular and flexible structure, allowing instructors to accommodate it to their own learning-outcome needs.


Used in course: MAQ-32306 Boundary-layer Processes; YEI-30306 Interdisciplinary Topics in Earth and Environment; MAQ-34806 Atmospheric Composition and Air Quality; MAQ-11306 Air Quality; MAQ-51306 Clouds in Present and Changing Climate; MAQ-31806 Atmospheric Modelling
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Atmospheric science for environmental scientists [Monograph]
Hewitt, C.N. \ Jackson, A.V. \ 2009
atmosphere - climatology - meteorology - biogeochemistry - air pollution - climatic change - textbooks - air quality - Environmental sciences - Atmospheric physics - Environmental sciences

This book gives undergraduate and graduate students and professionals working in the science and policy of pollution, climate change and air quality a broad and up-to-date account of our understanding of the processes that occur in the atmosphere, how these are changing as Man’s relentless use of natural resources continues and what effects these changes are having on the Earth’s climate and the quality of the air we breath.


Used in course: MAQ-11306 Air Quality
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Banana cultures : agriculture, consumption, and environmental change in Honduras and the United States [Monograph] - 1st ed.
Soluri, John \ 2005
Banana trade - Banana trade Environmental aspects

Used in course: ENP-31806 Globalization and Sustainability of Food Production and Consumption
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Biofuels, Solar and Wind as Renewable Energy Systems : Benefits and Risks [Monograph]
Pimentel, David \ 2008
environment - energy sources - renewable resources - energy economics - sustainable development

Used in course: LAR-60318 Atelier Landscape Architecture and Planning
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Schlesinger, W.H. \ Bernhardt, E.S. \ cop. 2013
biogeochemistry - geochemistry - environmental chemistry - climatic change - global warming - human impact - ecology - textbooks

The Third Edition of Biogeochemistry considers the effects of life on the Earth's chemistry on a global level. It employs current technology to help students extrapolate small-scale examples to the global level, and also discusses the instrumentation being used by NASA and its role in studies of global change. With the Earth's changing chemistry as the focus, this text pulls together the many disparate fields that are encompassed by the broad reach of biogeochemistry. With cross-referencing of chapters, figures, and tables, and an interdisciplinary coverage of the topic at hand, this text will provide a good framework for courses examining global change and environmental chemistry, and will also be a useful self-study guide.


Used in course: SOQ-36306 Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate Change Mitigation
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Biogeochemistry : an analysis of global change [Monograph] - Third edition.
Schlesinger, William H. \ Bernhardt, Emily S. \ 2013
Biogeochemistry - Biogeochemistry

"Biogeochemistry considers how the basic chemical conditions of the Earth-from atmosphere to soil to seawater-have been and are being affected by the existence of life. Human activities in particular, from the rapid consumption of resources to the destruction of the rainforests and the expansion of smog-covered cities, are leading to rapid changes in the basic chemistry of the Earth. This expansive text pulls together the numerous fields of study encompassed by biogeochemistry to analyze the increasing demands of the growing human population on limited resources and the resulting changes in the planet's chemical makeup. The book helps students extrapolate small-scale examples to the global level, and also discusses the instrumentation being used by NASA and its role in studies of global change. With extensive cross-referencing of chapters, figures and tables, and an interdisciplinary coverage of the topic at hand, this updated edition provides an excellent framework for courses examining global change and environmental chemistry, and is also a useful self-study guide."--Publisher's website.


Used in course: SOQ-36306 Biogeochemical Cycles and Climate Change Mitigation
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Bioprocess engineering principles [Monograph]
Doran, P.M. \ 1995
biotechnology - processing - engineering - bioreactors - textbooks - bioprocess engineering

This publication explains process analysis from an engineering point of view, but refers exclusively to the treatment of biological systems. Over 170 problems and worked examples encompass a wide range of applications, including recombinant plant and animal cell cultures, immobilized catalysts, as well as traditional fermentation systems.


Used in course: BPE-10305 Process Engineering Basics
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Bioprocess engineering principles [Monograph] - 2nd edCompanion website
Doran, P.M. \ cop. 2013
bioprocess engineering - textbooks - material balance - fluid mechanics - chemical reactions - Biochemical engineering

This new edition discusses bioprocess engineering from the perspective of biology students. It includes a great deal of new material and has been extensively revised and expanded.


Used in course: BPE-10305 Process Engineering Basics
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Canals : a manual [Monograph] - Provisional ed.
Bosch, B.E. van den \ Hoevenaars, J. \ Brouwer, C. \ 1992
irrigation channels - linings - handbooks

Used in course: SLM-20306 Land and Water Engineering
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Checklist for sustainable landscape management : final report of the EU concerted action AIR3-CT93-1210: The landscape and nature production capacity of organic - sustainable types of agriculture [Monograph]
Mansvelt, J.D. van \ Lubbe, M.J. van der \ 1999
physical planning - organic farming - landscape - land use - sustainability - land management - standards - methodology

Used in course: LAR-60318 Atelier Landscape Architecture and Planning
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Communication for rural innovation : rethinking agricultural extension [Monograph] - 3rd edTable of contents
Leeuwis, C. \ Ban, A. van den \ 2004
extension - farmers - communication - innovations - handbooks - agricultural extension - Agricultural extension work

This important book is the re-titled third edition of the extremely well received and widely used Agricultural Extension (van den Ban & Hawkins, 1988, 1996). Building on the previous editions, Communication for Rural Innovation maintains and adapts the insights and conceptual models of value today, while reflecting many new ideas, angles and modes of thinking concerning how agricultural extension is taught and carried through today. Since the previous edition of the book, the number and type of organisations that apply communicative strategies to foster change and development in agriculture and resource management has become much more varied and this book is aimed at those who use communication to facilitate change in agriculture and resource management. Communication for Rural Innovation is essential reading for process facilitators, communication division personnel, knowledge managers, training officers, consultants, policy makers, extension specialists and managers of agricultural extension or research organisations. The book can also be used as an advanced introduction into issues of communicative intervention at BSc or MSc level.


Used in course: CPT-23804 Introduction to Communication and Innovation Studies M
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Communication skills training : academic consultancy training [Lecture notes]
Brack, A. \ Reijs, M. \ Nortier, S. \ 2009
communication - communication skills - training

Used in course: YMC-60809 Academic Consultancy Training
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Data analysis in community and landscape ecology [Monograph] - New ed.
Jongman, R.H.G. \ Braak, C.J.F. ter \ Tongeren, O.F.R. van \ 1995
biology - biometry - landscape - landscape ecology - mathematics - statistical analysis

Ecologists need to analyze their field data to interpret relationships within plant and animal communities and with their environments. The purpose of this book is to show ecologists and environmental scientists what numerical and statistical methods are most useful, how to use them and interpret the results from them, and what pitfalls to avoid. Subjects treated include data requirements, regression analysis, calibration (or inverse regression), ordination techniques, cluster analysis, and spatial analysis of ecological data. The authors take pains to use only elementary mathematics and explain the ecological models behind the techniques. Exercises and solution are provided for practice. This is the only book written specifically for ecologists that explains such techniques as logistic regression, canonical correspondence analysis, and kriging (statistical manipulation of data). This is a reissue of a book first published in 1987 by Pudoc (The Netherlands). Contents List of contributors; Preface to first edition; Acknowledgement; List of symbols; Dune meadow data; 1. Introduction R. H. G. Jongman; 2. Data collection J. C. Jager and C. W. N. Looman; 3. Regression C. J. F. ter Braak and C. W. N. Looman; 4. Calibration C. J. F. ter Braak; 5. Ordination C. J. F. ter Braak; 6. Cluster analysis O. F. R. van Tongeren; 7. Spatial aspects of ecological data P. A. Burrough; 8. Numerical methods in practice: case-studies P. A. Burrough, J. A. F. Oudhof, A. Barendregt, R. H. G. Jongman and T. J. van de Nes; References; Index.


Used in course: REG-31806 Ecological Methods I
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Democratic innovations : designing institutions for citizen participation [Monograph]
Smith, G. \ cop. 2009
democracy - theory - practice - quality - innovations - politics - decision making - legislation - budgets - internet - participation - efficiency - world - citizens - Budget Citizen participation - Direct democracy - Internet Political aspects - Legislation Citizen participation - Political participation

Can we design institutions that increase and deepen citizen participation in the political decision making process? At a time when there is growing disillusionment with the institutions of advanced industrial democracies, there is also increasing interest in new ways of involving citizens in the political decisions that affect their lives. This book draws together evidence from a variety of democratic innovations from around the world, including participatory budgeting in Brazil, Citizens' Assemblies on Electoral Reform in Canada, direct legislation in California and Switzerland and emerging experiments in e-democracy. The book offers a rare systematic analysis of this diverse range of democratic innovations, drawing lessons for the future development of both democratic theory and practice.


Used in course: CPT-21806 Communication and Policy Making
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Designing sustainable energy landscapes : concepts, principles and procedures [PhD thesis]
Stremke, S. \ 2010
energy sources - energy consumption - energy exchange - landscape architecture - regional planning - sustainability - ecosystems - renewable resources - netherlands - sustainable energy - landscape planning

The depletion of fossil fuels, in combination with climate change, necessitates a transition to sustainable energy systems. Such systems are characterized by a decreased energy demand and an increase in the use of renewables. The objective of this dissertation is to advance the planning and design of sustainable landscapes, where energy needs can be fulfilled by locally-available renewable sources. What is important to the designer is to understand the principles by which sustainable energy landscapes can be designed, and how to organize the design process. Three different approaches have been pursued: research for design, research of design, and research-driven design. The study reveals three points of particular importance. First, the concept of exergy is critical; it draws special attention to the quality of energy carriers and the organization of sources and sinks in space and time. Second, the optimum scales of energy systems vary and depend on factors such as the quality of the energy carrier and infrastructure. Third, the long-term nature of creating sustainable landscapes requires us to go beyond conventional planning and design practice. The five-step framework proposed in this dissertation can help to integrate current trends and critical uncertainties into the design process.


Used in course: LAR-60318 Atelier Landscape Architecture and Planning
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