Uncertainty governs our lives. From the unknowns of investing in the stock market, living with the risks of terrorism, developing policies on genetically-modified foods, or disaster planning for catastrophic climate change, how we conceptualize, evaluate and cope with uncertainty drives our actions and deployment of resources, decisions and priorities. This volume is the most wide-ranging and thorough examination of 'uncertainty.'Theoretical perspectives are drawn from complexity science, economics, futures, history, art history, law, philosophy, physics, psychology, statistics and theology. On a practical level, uncertainty in risk management and practice are examined in emergency management, intelligence, law enforcement, policy, politics and music. Key problems that are a subject of focus are the environment, communicable diseases and illicit drugs. Opening and closing sections of the book build on major conceptual strands in uncertainty thinking and seek to develop an integrated view of the nature of uncertainty, uncertainty as a motivating or de-motivating force, and strategies for coping and managing under uncertainty.
Low Emission Power Generation Technologies and Energy Management (ISTE) by Jean-Claude Sabonnadiere English | ISBN: 1848211368 | 2009 | 480 pages | PDF | 23 MB
This title is dedicated to energy storage, low emission technologies and energy management, with discussions on the future of nuclear energy, combined heat and power, using hydrogen as an energy vector and fuel cells, as well as chapters on energy saving and control of the demand for power.
Website Magazine - August 2014 True PDF | English | 58 Pages | 11.82 MB
Website is the one magazine to focus exclusively on the business of running a website: tips for successful websites, solutions for enhancing website traffic, the latest Internet industry trends and statistics, as well as news analysis on the Internet industry.
Weight Management for Triathletes (Ironman) by Ingrid Loos Miller English | ISBN: 1841262900 | 2010 | 180 pages | PDF | 10 MB
This is a guide for triathletes who want to reduce and manage their weight while living a multidimensional life. Every triathlete wants to be faster and to look faster. The lean physique of successful triathletes invites and inspires everyday athletes to look the part.
Supply Management, 8th edition by David Burt, Sheila Petcavage and Richard Pinkerton English | 2009 | ISBN: 0073381454 , 0071263306 | 640 pages | PDF | 35 MB
Supply Management is a major revision of the classic text in the field of procurement. The Eighth Edition builds on the strengths of prior editions, while including state of the art coverage and enhancements to help prepare students for the globalized world of business they will enter.
Pluralsight - Auditing SQL Server With Policy-Based Management English | 7/14/2014 | .MP4 | h264 yuv420p 1024x768 15.00 fps(r) | aac 44100 Hz stereo | 903 MB Genre: E-learning
Auditing SQL Server is one of the main tasks every DBA should take care of and Policy-Based Management is here to help make that process easy. Auditing SQL Server is one of the most critical tasks a database administrator is assigned to. The understanding and knowledge of who does what and when is just as important as making sure that your database servers are up and running. Whats more DBAs do not manage just one instance of SQL Server nowadays but hundreds or even thousands. In addition to that sometimes there is a need to check for or even enforce a specific business rule or configuration and thus prevent someone violating some specific requirements for example. All of those tasks can be quite time-consuming or even impossible to accomplish except if Policy-Based Management is used. With this course the learner will be prepared to face the challenge of auditing and enforcing rules across many database servers without spending a lot of hours working on these tasks.