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Sustainable Living with Environmental Risks (2014)
Tokyo, Heidelberg, New York, Dordrecht, London : SpringerOpen
Keywords: Biodiversity and Environment ; Environmental Risk Management ; Interdisciplinary Science ; Leadership Education ; Sustainable Living with Environmental Risks (SLER) ; Sustainable Society
Notes: We are not free from environmental risks that accompany the development of human societies. Modern economic development has accelerated environmental pollution, caused loss of natural habitats, and modified landscapes. These environmental changes have impacted natural systems: water and heat circulation, nutrient cycling, and biodiversity. These changes in natural systems degrade ecosystem services and subsequently increase environmental risks for humans. Environmental risks, therefore, are not only human health risks by pollution, climatic anomalies, and natural disasters, but also degradation of ecosystem services on which most people are relying for their lives. We cannot entirely eliminate the risks, because it is not possible to attain zero impact on the environment, but we need to find a mechanism that minimizes environmental risks for human sustainably. This is the idea of the interdisciplinary framework of “environmental risk management” theory, which advocates harmony between economic development and environmental conservation. Based on this theory, the Sustainable Living with Environmental Risk (SLER) programme, adopted by the Japanese Ministry of Education (MEXT) as one of its strategic programmes, has been training graduate students at the Yokohama National University, Japan, from 2009 to 2013 to become future environmental leaders who will take the initiative in reducing the level of environmental risks and in protecting natural resources in the developing nations of Asia and Africa. This book provides students and teachers of this new academic field with a comprehensive coverage of case studies of environmental risks and their practical management technologies not only in Japan but also in developing nations in Asia and Africa.
Pages: XV, 286 S.
ISBN: 978-4-431-54803-4
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Die Modernisierung politischer Systeme : Staat, Parteien, Öffentlichkeit (2000)
Wien : Böhlau
Keywords: Neopatrimonialism ; theory of the state ; origins and development of the modern state in European history ; institutions of consolidated modern statehood ; subsystems of democracy ; Modernisierungsprobleme von Entwicklungsländern ; Parteien
Notes: Part one of the book discusses political systems of Developing Countries. It suggests that the concept of neopatrimonialism is becoming more and more important. Neopatrimonial systems are characterized by three components: Personal rule, political clientelism and endemic corruption. The neopatrimonial state is essentially a weak state, where the production of public goods is very low and the road to the failure of the state open. For the transformation or improvement of a neopatrimonial system a developmental state is necessary.Part two tries to give a theory of the state. The state is understood as a set of complex institutions. Historical institutionalism seems therefore to be the correct approach. Four institutional complexes are needed for consolidated modern statehood: The military for the security of the state – the military revolution can be regarded as the most important factor in explaining the origin of the state. Territorial segmentation is at the same time the building principle for the international political system. As the professionalism of the military increases, a new institutional complex becomes necessary for the security of the citizens: the police, and the police is the institution for the monopoly of legitimate violence.The second institutional complex is taxation and the ordering of state finances (the budget). Taxes are historically a consequence of standing armies. Today taxation is an important dimension of state capabilities.The third complex is the bureaucracy – necessary for the production of decisions based on general rules. An effective bureaucracy is a precondition for the development of the welfare state. Corruption its main problem.The forth complex is placed at the top of the state – governing all the other institutions. It is essentially the government in combination with the parliament as a law-making institution.Part three tries to explain the process of democratization. Democracy needs three subsystems: the public sphere as the interaction of mass media and discourses of the citizens. A party system, where the parties are based on political ideologies. And a parliament, as the center of a representative government. Responsiveness can be explained as a consequence of general free elections. Neben einem Überblick über die Modernisierungsprobleme von Entwicklungsländern untersucht der Autor den Konstitutionsprozeß des modernen Staates in Europa. Welche sind die zentralen "Institutionen des Staates"? In welcher Weise ist die Ausdifferenzierung der politischen Parteien an die ideologischen Strömungen der politischen Öffentlichkeit geknüpft, und sind es im wesentlichen die Prozesse der medialen Kommunikationsrevolutionen, welche die Sinnstiftungsmärkte der Gegenwart völlig verändern und damit u. a. die Parteien zu erheblichen Anpassungen zwingen? Die Zukunft der Demokratie, so der Schluß des Autors, hängt daher in hohem Maße von der Operationsweise der Subsysteme und ihren Interaktionseffekten ab.
Pages: 728 S.
ISBN: 3-205-99202-4
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Opening Science : the evolving guide on how the Internet is changing research, collaboration and scholarly publishing (2014)
Cham [u.a.] : Springer Open
Call number: M 14.0095
Location: Building A17, Reading Room, 2 /Science General
Branch Library: GFZ Library
Keywords: Open Science ; Wissenschaft
Notes: Content: Towards Another Scientific Revolution.- Open Science: One Term, Five Schools of Thought.- Excellence by Nonsense: The Competition for Publications in Modern Science.- Science Caught Flat-footed: How Academia Struggles with Open Science Communication.- Open Science and the Three Cultures: Expanding Open Science to All Domains of Knowledge Creation.- (Micro)blogging Science? Notes on Potentials and Constraints of New Forms of Scholarly Communication.- Academia Goes Facebook? The Potential of Social Network Sites in the Scholarly Realm.- Reference Management.- Open Access: A State of the Art.- Novel Scholarly Journal Concepts.- The Public Knowledge Project: Open Source Tools for Open Access to Scholarly Communication.- Altmetrics and Other Novel Measures for Scientific Impact.- Dynamic Publication Formats and Collaborative Authoring.- Open Research Data.- Intellectual Property and Computational Science.- Research Funding in Science 2.0.- Open Innovation and Crowdsourcing in the Sciences.- The Social Factor in Open Science.- Case: Creative Commons.- Case: Collaborative Authoring using Google Documents and Cloud Software.- Case: Unique Identity for a Researcher.- Case: Challenges in Open Data in Medical Research.- Case: On the Sociology of Science 2.0.- Case: How This Book Was Created Using Collaborative Text Editing.- Case: History 2.0.- Case: Making Data Citeable: Datacite.
Pages: ix, 339 S.: farb. Ill. + graph. Darst.
ISBN: 978-3-319-00025-1
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Addiction : entries and exits (1999)
New York : Russel Sage Foundation
Call number: PIK F 112-14-0086
Location: PIK
Branch Library: PIK Library
Keywords: Addicts ; Psychology ; Substance abuse ; Etiology ; Self-control
Notes: Contents: PART I PHILOSOPHICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ADDICTION ; Chapter 1 Disordered Appetites: Addiction, Compulsion, and Dependence ; Chapter 2 Freedom of the Will and Addiction ; PART II THE NEUROBIOLOGY OF ADDICTION ; Chapter 3 The Neurobiology and Genetics of Addiction: Implications of the "Reward Deficiency Syndrome" forTherapeutic Strategies in Chemical Dependency ; Chapter 4 Addiction as Impeded Rationality ; PART III ADDICTION, CHOICE, AND SELF-CONTROL ; Chapter 5 Hyperbolic Discounting, Willpower, and Addiction ; Chapter 6 Addiction and Self-Control ; PART IV ADDICTION AND MOTIVATION ; Chapter 7 The Intuitive Explanation of Passionate Mistakes and Why It's Not Adequate ; Chapter 8 Emotion and Addiction: Neurobiology, Culture, and Choice ; PART V ADDICTION AND CULTURE ; Chapter 9 Addicts as Objects of Study: Clinical Encounters in the 1920s
Pages: XX, 310 S. : graph. Darst.
ISBN: 0-87154-235-8
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Jews, confucians, and protestants : cultural capital and the end of multiculturalism (2013)
Lanham [u.a.] : Rowman & Littlefield
Call number: PIK E 719-14-0083
Location: PIK
Branch Library: PIK Library
Keywords: Judentum ; Konfuzianismus ; Protestantismus ; Wertorientierung ; Soziokultureller Wandel ; Multikulturelle Gesellschaft ; Social change ; Cross-cultural studies ; Culture diffusion ; Social capital (Sociology) ; Cultural lag ; Social evolution
Notes: Contents: Introduction ; Chapter 1: Cultural Capital Defined ; Chapter 2: Why Jews, Confucians, and Protestants? ; Chapter 3: Jews ; Chapter 4: Confucians ; Chapter 5: Protestants ; Chapter 6: Other High Achievers I: Basques and Sikhs ; Chapter 7: Other High Achievers II: Mormons and Ismailis ; Chapter 8: Catholic Latin America ; Chapter 9: Latino Immigration into the United States ; Chapter 10: African Americans ; Chapter 11: What to Do
Pages: VIII, 221 S. : graph. Darst.
ISBN: 978-1-442-21963-2
DDC: 303.4
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Experimental political science and the study of causality : from nature to the lab (2010)
Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Press
Call number: PIK D 029-14-0082
Location: PIK
Branch Library: PIK Library
Keywords: Politische Wissenschaft ; Experiment ; Kausalität
Notes: Contents: Part I. Introduction: 1. The advent of experimental political science ; Part II. Experimental Reasoning about Causality: 2. Experiments and causal relations ; 3. The causal inference problem and the Rubin causal model ; 4. Controlling observables and unobservables ; 5. Randomization and pseudo-randomization ; 6. Formal theory and causality ; Part III. What Makes a Good Experiment?: 7. Validity and experimental manipulations ; 8. Location, artificiality, and related design issues ; 9. Choosing subjects ; 10. Subjects' motivations ; 11. History of codes of ethics and human subjects research ; 12. Ethical decision making and political science experiments ; 13. Deception in experiments ; 14. The future of experimental political science ; 15. Appendix: the experimentalist's to do list.
Pages: XV, 590 S.
Edition: 1. publ.
ISBN: 978-0-521-13648-8
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Call number: AWI P5-14-0017
Location: AWI
Branch Library: AWI Library
Keywords: Arktis
Pages: 130 S. : Ill., graph. Darst., Kt.
ISBN: 978-3-9813637-6-0
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IERS annual report ...: 2011 (2013)
Call number: S 95.0117(2011)
Location: Building A17, Reading Room, 3 / Scientific Institutions
Branch Library: GFZ Library
Pages: 159 S. : graph. Darst.
ISBN: 978-3-86482-046-5
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Veröffentlichungen des Museums für Naturkunde Chemnitz/36.: (2013)
Call number: S 92.0286(36)
Location: Building A17
Branch Library: GFZ Library
Pages: 183 S. : farb.Ill., graph. darst.
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Apparent places of fundamental stars: 2013 (2012)
Call number: S 91.0710(2013)
Location: Building A17
Branch Library: GFZ Library
Pages: 39 S.
ISBN: 978-3-7650-0336-3
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IERS annual report ...: 2010 (2013)
Call number: S 95.0117(2010)
Location: Building A17, Reading Room, 3 / Scientific Institutions
Branch Library: GFZ Library
Pages: 147 S. : graph. Darst.
ISBN: 978-3-86482-045-8
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Erdbebenbeobachtung im Freistaat Sachsen/[6.]: 2010 - 2012 (2013)
Call number: S 00.0625(2010 -2012)
Location: Building A17
Branch Library: GFZ Library
Keywords: Erdbeben ; Sachsen
Pages: 42 S. : farb. Ill + graph. Darst.
Classification: Seismology
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Apparent places of fundamental stars: 2014 (2012)
Karlsruhe : Braun
Call number: S 91.0710(2014)
Location: Building A17
Branch Library: GFZ Library
Pages: 39 S.
ISBN: 978-3-7650-0337-0
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Jahresbericht 2012/2013 (2013)
Koblenz : Bundesanstalt für Gewässerkunde
Call number: S 06.0478(2012/2013)
Location: Building A17, Reading Room, 3 / Scientific Institutions
Branch Library: GFZ Library
Pages: 98 S. : farb. Ill. + graph. Darst.
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Lithostratigraphie der Weißjura-Gruppe der Frankenalb (außeralpiner Oberjura) und der mittel- bis oberjurassischen Reliktvorkommen zwischen Straubing und Passau (Bayern) : Beitrag zur Stratigraphie von Deutschland (2014)
Hannover : Dt. Ges. für Geowissenschaften
Call number: S 00.0063(83)
Location: Building A17
Branch Library: GFZ Library
Keywords: Bayern ; Stratigraphie
Notes: Literaturangaben
Pages: 88 S. : farb. Ill.
ISBN: 978-3-510-49232-9
Classification: Regional Geology
DDC: 551.7
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The web of geological sciences : advances, impacts, and interactions (2013)
Boulder, Colo. : The Geological Society of America
Call number: M 14.0096
Location: Building A17, Reading Room, 9 / Geology
Branch Library: GFZ Library
Keywords: Geowissenschaften ; Geschichte
Notes: This volume covers many of the important advances in the geological sciences from 1963 to 2013. These advances include understanding plate tectonics, exploration of the Moon and Mars, development of new computing and analytical technologies, understanding of the role of microbiology in geologic processes, and many others.
Pages: v, 611 S. : z.T farb. Ill+ graph. Darst.
ISBN: 978-0-8137-2500-0
Classification: Geosciences
DDC: 551
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Data management for libraries : a LITA guide (2014)
Chicago : ALA TechSource, an imprint of the American Library Association
Call number: M 14.0047
Location: Building A17
Branch Library: GFZ Library
Keywords: Forschungsdaten ; Datenaufbereitung
Notes: Since the National Science Foundation joined the National Institutes of Health in requiring that grant proposals include a data management plan, academic librarians have been inundated with related requests from faculty and campus-based grant consulting offices. Data management is a new service area for many library staff, requiring careful planning and implementation. This guide offers a start-to-finish primer on understanding, building, and maintaining a data management service, showing another way the academic library can be invaluable to researchers. Krier and Strasser of the California Digital Library guide readers through every step of a data management plan by - Offering convincing arguments to persuade researchers to create a data management plan, with advice on collaborating with them Laying out all the foundations of starting a service, complete with sample data librarian job descriptions and data management plans - Providing tips for conducting successful data management interviews - Leading readers through making decisions about repositories and other infrastructure - Addressing sensitive questions such as ownership, intellectual property, sharing and access, metadata, and preservation
Pages: 104 S.
ISBN: 978-1-555-70969-3
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Action research for sustainable development in a turbulent world (2012)
Bingley : Emerald
Call number: PIK F 149-14-0084
Location: PIK
Branch Library: PIK Library
Keywords: Weltproblematik ; Aktionsforschung
Notes: Contents: Part 1: Introduction ; 1 Introduction to action research for sustainable development in a turbulent world ; Part 2: Practical Theories ; 2 Action research and action learning for an uncertain and turbulent world ; 3 Systemic action research, turbulence and emergence ; 4 Living educational theories for action research in a turbulent world ; Part 3: Values and World Views ; 5 Creating authentic collaboration: A central feature of effectiveness ; 6 Sustainability of research practice for social justice: A generation of politics and method ; Part 4: Applications / Case Studies ; 7 Coaching collaborative creativity and innovation: An action-based method for sustainable innovation, learning and development in business organizations ; 8 Tjuluru: Action research for indigenous community development ; 9 Participatory action learning and action research for sustainable migrant community development ; 10 Action research strategies for sustainable development in public sector organizations ; Part 5: Conclusions ; 11 Conclusions from Action Research for Sustainable Development in a Turbulent World
Pages: XXXIV, 234 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
ISBN: 978-1-78052-548-8
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Response of crops to limited water : understanding and modeling water stress effects on plant growth processes (2008)
Madison : American Society of Agronomy [u.a.]
Call number: PIK W 101-14-0085
Location: PIK
Branch Library: PIK Library
Notes: Contents: 1 Current Water Deficit Stress Simulations in Selected Agricultural System Models ; 2 On the Use of Radiation- and Water-Use Efficiency for Biomass Production Models ; 3 Experience with Water Balance, Evapotranspiration, and Predictions of Water Stress Effects in the CROPGRO Model ; 4 Simulation of the Effects of Limited Water on Photosynthesis and Transpiration in Field Crops: Can We Advance Our Modeling Approaches? ; 5 Modeling the Dynamics of Water Flow through Plants, Role of Capacitance in Stomatal Conductance, and Plant Water Relations ; 6 A Canopy Transpiration and Photosynthesis Model for Evaluating Simple Crop Productivity Models ; 7 Extending the Simultaneous Heat and Water (SHAW) Model to Simulate Carbon Dioxide and Water Fluxes over Wheat Canopy ; 8 Modeling Water and Nitrogen Interaction Responses and Their Consequences in Crop Models ; 9 Towards Modeling the Function of Root Traits for Enhancing Water Acquisition by Crops ; 10 Simulating Crop Phenological Responses to Water Deficits ; 11 Impacts of Drought and/or Heat Stress on Physiological, Developmental, Growth, and Yield Processes of Crop Plants ; 12 Measuring and Modeling the Stress Response of Grapevines to Soil-Water Deficits ; 13 Exploring the Use of the Environmental Productivity Index Concept for Crop Production and Modeling ; 14 Synthesis, Actions, and Further Research to Improve Response of Crop System Models to Water Stress
Pages: XV, 436 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
ISBN: 978-0-89118-167-5
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Fossil energy : selected entries from the encyclopedia of sustainability science and technology (2013)
New York [u.a.] : Springer
Call number: PIK P 120-14-0087
Location: PIK
Branch Library: PIK Library
Keywords: Kohle ; Mineralöl ; Gas
Notes: Contents: 1. Fossil Energy, Introduction ; 2. Oil And Natural Gas: Global Resources ; 3. Petroleum and Oil Sands Exploration and Production ; 4. Petroleum Refining and Environmental Control and Environmental Effects ; 5. Oil Shale Processing, Chemistry and Technology ; 6. Developments in Internal Combustion Engines ; 7. Alaska Gas Hydrate Research and Field Studies ; 8. Gas to Liquids Technologies ; 9. Coal and Peat: Global Resources ; 10. Coal Preparation ; 11. Coal to Liquids ; 12. Mining Industries and their Sustainable Management ; 13. CO2 Reduction and Coal-Based Electricity Generation ; 14. Pulverized Coal-Fired Boilers and Pollution Control ; 15. Natural Gas Power ; 16. CO2 Capture and Sequestration
Pages: VI, 631 S. : Ill., graph. Darst., Kt.
ISBN: 978-1-4614-5721-3
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Meteorologische Arbeiten aus Leipzig/18.: Meteorologische Arbeiten ... und Jahresbericht 2012 des Instituts für Meteorologie der Universität Leipzig (2013)
Leipzig : Inst. für Meteorologie der Univ.
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Call number: ZS-265(51)
Location: PIK
Branch Library: PIK Library
Pages: 106 S. : graph. Darst.
ISBN: 978-3-9814401-1-9
Classification: Meteorology and Climatology
DDC: 551.5
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Call number: AWI G2-13-0057
Location: AWI
Branch Library: AWI Library
Keywords: Meeresgeologie ; Meeresboden ; Mittelozeanischer Rücken ; Submarin-hydrothermale Lagerstätte ; Metallogenese ; Erzlagerstätte ; Hydrothermalgebiet ; Riftsystem ; Subduktion ; Submariner Vulkanismus ; Lagerstättenbildung
Pages: 527 S. : zahlr. Ill., graph. Darst.
ISBN: 5-02-033746-3
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Arctic climate and water change : Information relevance for assessment and adaptation (2013)
Stockholm : Department of Physical Geography and Quaternary Geology, Stockholm University
Call number: AWI 13-0052
Location: AWI
Branch Library: AWI Library
Keywords: Hydrology ; Monitoring ; Climate Change ; Adaptatation ; Arctic ; Arktis
Notes: The Arctic is subject to growing economic and political interest. Meanwhile, its water and climate systems are in rapid transformation. Relevant and accessible information about water and climate is therefore vital to detect, understand and adapt to the changes. This thesis investigates hydrological monitoring systems, climate model data, and our understanding of hydro-climatic change, for adaptation to water system changes in the Arctic. Results indicate a lack of harmonized water chemistry data, which may impede efforts to understand transport and origin of key waterborne constituents. Further development of monitoring cannot rely only on a reconciliation of observations and projections on where climate change will be the most severe, as they diverge in this regard. Climate model simulations of drainage basin temperature and precipitation have improved between two recent model generations, but large inaccuracies remain for precipitation projections. Late 20th-century discharge changes in major Arctic rivers generally show excess of water relative to precipitation changes. This indicates a possible contribution of stored water from permafrost or groundwater to sea level rise. The river contribution to the increasing Arctic Ocean freshwater inflow matches that of glaciers, which underlines the importance of considering all sources when assessing change. To provide adequate information for research and policy, Arctic hydrological and hydrochemical monitoring needs to be extended, better integrated and made more accessible. This especially applies to hydrochemistry monitoring, where a more complete set of monitored basins is motivated, including a general extension for the large unmonitored areas close to the Arctic Ocean. Improvements in climate model parameterizations are needed, in particular for precipitation projections. Finally, further water-focused data and modeling efforts are required to resolve the source of excess discharge in Arctic rivers.
ISBN: 978-91-7447-638-5

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