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Holistic Management Handbook, Third Edition

Holistic Management Handbook, Third Edition

Author: Jody Butterfield

Publisher: Island Press

ISBN: 9781610919760

Category: Science

Page: 266

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Holistic management is a systems-thinking approach developed by biologist Allan Savory to restore the world’s grassland soils and minimize the damaging effects of climate change and desertification on humans and the natural world. This third edition of Holistic Management Handbook: Regenerating Your Land and Growing Your Profits is the long-awaited companion volume to the classic text Holistic Management, Third Edition. Crafted under the direction of Savory’s longtime collaborator Jody Butterfield, this handbook is the key to developing a comprehensive holistic land plan based on Savory’s principles that will help you to restore health to your land and ensure a stable, sustainable livelihood from its bounty. This new edition, thoroughly revised, updated, and streamlined, explains the planning procedures described in Holistic Management, and offers step-by-step instructions for running a ranch or farm using a holistic management approach. Butterfield and her coauthors describe how to use the handbook in conjunction with the textbook to tailor a management plan for your unique combination of land, livestock, and finances. Their mantra is “plan, monitor, control, and replan.” Using a four-part approach, the authors walk readers through basic concepts and techniques, help them put a plan onto paper, monitor the results, and adjust the details as needed. Appendixes provide updated worksheets, checklists, planning and monitoring forms, and detailed examples of typical scenarios a user might encounter. The handbook includes a comprehensive glossary of terms. Ranchers, farmers, pastoralists, social entrepreneurs, government agencies, and NGOs working to address global environmental degradation will find this comprehensive handbook an indispensable guide to putting the holistic management concept into action with tangible results they can take to the bank.

Fire Safety Management Handbook, Third Edition

Fire Safety Management Handbook, Third Edition

Author: Daniel E. Della-Giustina

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781482221220

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 282

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Safety managers today are required to go beyond compliance with the latest fire codes to implement proactive fire safety management programs that improve profitability. By reducing property loss insurance premiums and fostering an efficient work environment to help realize quality gains, safety managers can add to the bottom line; however, they need a solid understanding of the duties and responsibilities for which they are accountable. The Fire Safety Management Handbook is every safety manager’s must-have guide for developing a successful fire safety management program. Emphasizing proactive fire safety activities that achieve optimal results, the text presents the key elements that comprise an effective fire safety management program, including a basic knowledge of: Types and functions of fire control equipment Identification and control of hazardous materials Homeland security during disasters and emergencies Fire chemistry, building construction, and efforts to reduce losses due to fire Commonly installed fire detection systems and their maintenance and inspection National Fire Codes (NFPA) and federal, state, and local legislation and enforcement Available resources, fire safety organizations, and the United States Fire Administration (USFA) To provide current and future safety professionals with a better understanding of emergency management within the fire safety discipline, each chapter of the Third Edition includes learning objectives at the beginning and questions at the end. Case studies have been added, codes and standards have been updated, and a new chapter on emergency response planning has been included. Plus, a school fire safety plan that can be used as a template is now part of the appendices.

Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook, Third Edition

Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook, Third Edition

Author: Roger O. Weed

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439828458

Category: Medical

Page: 757

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Life Care Planning and Case Management Handbook, Second Edition brings together the many concepts, beliefs, and procedures regarding life care plans into one state-of-the-art publication. This second edition of a bestseller is focused on prioritizing and managing the spectrum of services for people with serious medical problems and their families. Keeping up with advances in the field, this is the most comprehensive reference for everyone concerned with coordinating, evaluating, assessing, and monitoring care.

Software Configuration Management Handbook, Third Edition

Software Configuration Management Handbook, Third Edition

Author: Alexis Leon

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9781608078448

Category: Computers

Page: 436

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Software configuration management (SCM) is one of the scientific tools that is aimed to bring control to the software development process. This new resource is a complete guide to implementing, operating, and maintaining a successful SCM system for software development. Project managers, system designers, and software developers are presented with not only the basics of SCM, but also the different phases in the software development lifecycle and how SCM plays a role in each phase. The factors that should be considered and the pitfalls that should be avoided while designing the SCM system and SCM plan are also discussed. In addition, this third edition is updated to include cloud computing and on-demand systems. This book does not rely on one specific tool or standard for explaining the SCM concepts and techniques; In fact, it gives readers enough information about SCM, the mechanics of SCM, and SCM implementation, so that they can successfully implement a SCM system.

Guidelines for grazing and livestock monitoring

Guidelines for grazing and livestock monitoring

Author: Dudu, D.

Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.

ISBN: 9789251356579

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 80

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This document is one of seven sets of guidelines developed to provide standards and recommendations for the integrated management of the country’s natural assets. The Guidelines for Grazing and Livestock Monitoring offer a methodology, sets of indicators and a framework to holistically and coherently assess these two variables, livestock and steppe productivity. They are addressed to decision-makers, staff of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF), national and regional grazing management plan authorities, local and regional institutions who will participate in monitoring, shepherds and any other relevant stakeholders.

SME Mining Engineering Handbook, Third Edition

SME Mining Engineering Handbook, Third Edition

Author: Peter Darling

Publisher: SME

ISBN: 9780873352642

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 1912

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This third edition of the SME Mining Engineering Handbook reaffirms its international reputation as "the handbook of choice" for today's practicing mining engineer. It distills the body of knowledge that characterizes mining engineering as a disciplinary field and has subsequently helped to inspire and inform generations of mining professionals.Virtually all of the information is original content, representing the latest information from more than 250 internationally recognized mining industry experts. Within the handbook's 115 thought-provoking chapters are current topics relevant to today's mining professional: Analyzing how the mining and minerals industry will develop over the medium and long term--why such changes are inevitable, what this will mean in terms of challenges, and how they could be managed Explaining the mechanics associated with the multifaceted world of mine and mineral economics, from the decisions associated with how best to finance a single piece of high-value equipment to the long-term cash-flow issues associated with mine planning at a mature operation Describing the recent and ongoing technical initiatives and engineering developments in relation to robotics, automation, acid rock drainage, block caving optimization, or process dewatering methods Examining in detail the methods and equipment available to achieve efficient, predictable, and safe rock breaking, whether employing a tunnel boring machine for development work, mineral extraction using a mobile miner, or cast blasting at a surface coal operation Identifying the salient points that dictate which is the safest, most efficient, and most versatile extraction method to employ, as well as describing in detail how each alternative is engineered Discussing the impacts that social and environmental issues have on mining from the pre-exploration phase to end-of-mine issues and beyond, and how to manage these two increasingly important factors to the benefit of both the mining companies and other stakeholders

Digital Avionics Handbook, Third Edition

Digital Avionics Handbook, Third Edition

Author: Cary Spitzer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439868614

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 836

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A perennial bestseller, the Digital Avionics Handbook offers a comprehensive view of avionics. Complete with case studies of avionics architectures as well as examples of modern systems flying on current military and civil aircraft, this Third Edition includes: Ten brand-new chapters covering new topics and emerging trends Significant restructuring to deliver a more coherent and cohesive story Updates to all existing chapters to reflect the latest software and technologies Featuring discussions of new data bus and display concepts involving retina scanning, speech interaction, and synthetic vision, the Digital Avionics Handbook, Third Edition provides practicing and aspiring electrical, aerospace, avionics, and control systems engineers with a pragmatic look at the present state of the art of avionics.

The Talent Management Handbook, Third Edition: Making Culture a Competitive Advantage by Acquiring, Identifying, Developing, and Promoting the Best People

The Talent Management Handbook, Third Edition: Making Culture a Competitive Advantage by Acquiring, Identifying, Developing, and Promoting the Best People

Author: Lance A. Berger

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9781259863561

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

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The definitive guide to finding, developing, and keeping the best talent—expanded with brand new and updated material The Talent Management Handbook is the established go-to guide for HR professionals, managers, and leaders looking for the best ways to use talent management programs to develop a culture of excellence. This third edition features new and updated chapters based on fresh approaches and material for identifying, recruiting, positioning, and developing highly qualified, motivated people to meet current and future business requirements. Filled with expert advice, the book offers a roadmap for developing a comprehensive approach to talent management that will guide professionals in the coming years.

Computing Handbook, Third Edition

Computing Handbook, Third Edition

Author: Heikki Topi

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439898543

Category: Mathematics

Page: 1526

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Computing Handbook, Third Edition: Information Systems and Information Technology demonstrates the richness and breadth of the IS and IT disciplines. The second volume of this popular handbook explores their close links to the practice of using, managing, and developing IT-based solutions to advance the goals of modern organizational environments. Established leading experts and influential young researchers present introductions to the current status and future directions of research and give in-depth perspectives on the contributions of academic research to the practice of IS and IT development, use, and management Like the first volume, this second volume describes what occurs in research laboratories, educational institutions, and public and private organizations to advance the effective development and use of computers and computing in today’s world. Research-level survey articles provide deep insights into the computing discipline, enabling readers to understand the principles and practices that drive computing education, research, and development in the twenty-first century.

The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management

The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management

Author: Andrew Hiles

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470710791

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 832

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With a pedigree going back over ten years, The Definitive Handbook of Business Continuity Management can rightly claim to be a classic guide to business risk management and contingency planning, with a style that makes it accessible to all business managers. Some of the original underlying principles remain the same – but much has changed. This is reflected in this radically updated third edition, with exciting and helpful new content from new and innovative contributors and new case studies bringing the book right up to the minute. This book combines over 500 years of experience from leading Business Continuity experts of many countries. It is presented in an easy-to-follow format, explaining in detail the core BC activities incorporated in BS 25999, Business Continuity Guidelines, BS 25777 IT Disaster Recovery and other standards and in the body of knowledge common to the key business continuity institutes. Contributors from America, Asia Pacific, Europe, China, India and the Middle East provide a truly global perspective, bringing their own insights and approaches to the subject, sharing best practice from the four corners of the world. We explore and summarize the latest legislation, guidelines and standards impacting BC planning and management and explain their impact. The structured format, with many revealing case studies, examples and checklists, provides a clear roadmap, simplifying and de-mystifying business continuity processes for those new to its disciplines and providing a benchmark of current best practice for those more experienced practitioners. This book makes a massive contribution to the knowledge base of BC and risk management. It is essential reading for all business continuity, risk managers and auditors: none should be without it.

Project Managers Portable Handbook, Third Edition

Project Managers Portable Handbook, Third Edition

Author: David Cleland

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071741064

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 464

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The Latest Project Management Data at Your Fingertips Fully updated throughout, this hands-on guide gives you quick access to current information on project management concepts and practices. Project Manager's Portable Handbook. third edition, offers concise, practical details on the fundamental knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to manage projects. Written by world-renowned project management experts, this compact reference summarizes best practices for defining, designing, developing, and producing project results. Handy tables, charts, models, and callout boxes illustrate pertinent information in this essential on-the-job tool. Easy-to-Find Project Management Topics: The discipline of project management Project organizational chart Alternative project applications The strategic context of projects Project leadership Project initiation and execution Project planning and control The project culture Improving project management PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS EDITIONS: "It is perhaps the one book that best summarizes a complete knowledge set to be applied in successfully managing projects. It is the one book that project managers should not 'go to work' without." -- Ken Rose, Book Review Editor, Project Management Journal "Unique and invaluable...direct, summarized style...wealth of information...annotated bibliography...one book a project manager should not be without." -- PM Network

CGL Policy Handbook, 3rd Edition

CGL Policy Handbook, 3rd Edition

Author: Hagglund, Weimer, Whitman, Hillestad

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781543802320

Category:

Page: 1054

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CGL Policy Handbook, Third Edition offers plain-language analysis of the complex points of the CGL policy language and case law, focusing on issues where the terminology is subject to more than one interpretation. Whether you represent policyholders or insurers, you'll find the practical guidance you need to resolve coverage issues faster and prepare or defend claims more effectively. This comprehensive manual provides outstanding analysis of how CGL policy may integrate with many other primary liability policies and umbrella policies and offers helpful guidance for determining when specialized insurance policies or endorsements may need to be supplemented. Recent updates include discussion of many recent developments and adds significant new case law on a number of critical issues including: Enterprise risk management The insurance aftermath of September 11, 2001 Property damage Intentional damage exclusion Polluted related exclusions Employment related exclusions Motor vehicle exclusions "Expansive risk" exclusions Personal injury Advertising injury There's simply no more comprehensive or current research tool in this fast-changing area of the law! Previous Edition: CGL Policy Handbook, Second Edition, ISBN 9781454805892