A Legacy of Change

A Legacy of Change

The arrival of Anglo settlers in the 1870s marked the beginning of major vegetation changes in southeastern Arizona , including an increase in woody plants in rangelands , the degradation of riparian wetlands , and the spread of non ...

Author: Conrad J. Bahre

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816512043

Category: Science

Page: 231

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The arrival of Anglo settlers in the 1870s marked the beginning of major vegetation changes in southeastern Arizona, including an increase in woody plants in rangelands, the degradation of riparian wetlands, and the spread of non-native plants. While many of these changes have already been linked to human land-use through comparative photographs and historic descriptions, it has long been presumed that changes in the region's climate have also contributed to vegetation change. Geographer Conrad Bahre now challenges the view that these vegetation changes are due to climatic change. Correlating his own field research with archival records and photographs, Bahre demonstrates that most of the changes follow some type of human disturbance, such as cattle grazing, fuelwood cutting, wildfire suppression, agriculture, and road construction. Indeed, all available evidence suggests that Anglo settlement brought unprecedented changes to the land. Vegetation change in the American West has long been an issue of concern. This careful scrutiny of one corner of that regionÑone of the most ecologically diverse areas of the United StatesÑshows how poorly understood is the relationship between human activities and vegetation. More important, it introduces new techniques for differentiating between natural and anthropogenic factors effecting vegetation change that can be used to help ecologists understand vegetation dynamics worldwide.
Categories: Science

The Challenge of Change Dealing with the Legacy of the Modern Movement

The Challenge of Change  Dealing with the Legacy of the Modern Movement

Waldo Parraguez, 1932.1 Change has been a permanent condition in Chilean economy and its political scene. Continuity has been rather elusive within a conservative society. This paradox is clearly represented in residential buildings in ...

Author: D. van den Heuvel

Publisher: IOS Press

ISBN: 9781607503712

Category: Architecture

Page: 568

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Conservation of architecture - and the conversation of Modern architecture in particular – has assumed new challenges. Rather than attempting to return a Modern building to its resumed original state, the challenge of these proceedings is to revalue the essence of the manifold manifestations of Modern architecture and redefine its meanings in a rapidly changing world of digital revolution, worldwide mobility and environmental awareness. This volume aims to provide a variety of platforms for the exchange of ideas and experience. A large, international group of architects, historians, scholars, preservationists and other parties involved in the processes of preserving, renovating and transforming Modern buildings has been invited to investigate the paradox of the Modern monument, and to reflect on the manifold dilemmas of change and continuity. The general theme is elaborated through five sub-themes. The sub-theme ‘Change and Continuity’ addresses the tensions between change and continuity from a historical-theoretical perspective. ‘Restructuring Cities and Landscapes’ focuses on the larger scale of city and landscape, while ‘Shifts in Programme and Flexibility’ draws attention to the scale of the building or building complex, and questions limits of re-use and flexibility. The fourth sub-theme deals with education and the fifth sub-theme ‘Progress, Technology and Sustainability’ considers specific issues of techniques and materials.
Categories: Architecture

The Need for Change the Legacy of TMI

The Need for Change  the Legacy of TMI

It is this issue that our report addresses , those changes that can and must be made as a result of the accident the legacy of Three Mile Island . 3 1 . ! 1 men OVERVIEW OVERALL CONCLUSION In 4 PREFACE.

Author: United States. President's Commission on the Accident at Three Mile Island

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003414045

Category: Government publications

Page: 201

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Categories: Government publications

A Systematic and Historical Exposition of Roman Law in the Order of a Code

A Systematic and Historical Exposition of Roman Law in the Order of a Code

This is not a revocation of the legacy to Titius , but the heir may require security from Titius , because if he should attempt to ... A change in the person charged with a legacy , as “ What I charged Titius to pay , let Seius pay .

Author: William Alexander Hunter

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044097742589

Category: Roman law

Page: 1122

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Categories: Roman law

Journal of the Southwest

Journal of the Southwest

A Legacy of Change Historic Human Impact on Vegetation in the Arizona Borderlands Conrad Joseph Bahre A Legacy of Change "The major points raised in A legacy of Change transcend regional debate as we struggle to understand change on a ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015074327209

Category: Southwest, New

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Categories: Southwest, New

Technological Innovation in Legacy Sectors

Technological Innovation in Legacy Sectors

Unlike other legacy sectors, the DOD has an official, the secretary of defense, who must by law be a civilian and who can exercise authority to force change. If the secretary sees the need for a technology shift, he or she can muster ...

Author: William B. Bonvillian

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199374533

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 208

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The American economy faces two deep problems: expanding innovation and raising the rate of quality job creation. Both have roots in a neglected problem: the resistance of Legacy economic sectors to innovation. While the U.S. has focused its policies on breakthrough innovations to create new economic frontiers like information technology and biotechnology, most of its economy is locked into Legacy sectors defended by technological/ economic/ political/ social paradigms that block competition from disruptive innovations that could challenge their models. Americans like to build technology "covered wagons" and take them "out west" to open new innovation frontiers; we don't head our wagons "back east" to bring innovation to our Legacy sectors. By failing to do so, the economy misses a major opportunity for innovation, which is the bedrock of U.S. competitiveness and its standard of living. Technological Innovation in Legacy Sectors uses a new, unifying conceptual framework to identify the shared features underlying structural obstacles to innovation in major Legacy sectors: energy, air and auto transport, the electric power grid, buildings, manufacturing, agriculture, health care delivery and higher education, and develops approaches to understand and transform them. It finds both strengths and obstacles to innovation in the national innovation environments - a new concept that combines the innovation system and the broader innovation context - for a group of Asian and European economies. Manufacturing is a major Legacy sector that presents a particular challenge because it is a critical stage in the innovation process. By increasingly offshoring production, the U.S. is losing important parts of its innovation capacity. "Innovate here, produce here," where the U.S. took all the gains of its strong innovation system at every stage, is being replaced by "innovate here, produce there," which threatens to lead to "produce there, innovate there." To bring innovation to Legacy sectors, authors William Bonvillian and Charles Weiss recommend that policymakers focus on all stages of innovation from research through implementation. They should fill institutional gaps in the innovation system and take measures to address structural obstacles to needed disruptive innovations. In the specific case of advanced manufacturing, the production ecosystem can be recreated to reverse "jobless innovation" and add manufacturing-led innovation to the U.S.'s still-strong, research-oriented innovation system.
Categories: Business & Economics

Engaging with a Legacy Nehemia Levtzion 1935 2003

Engaging with a Legacy  Nehemia Levtzion  1935 2003

Besides analyzing the tariqas' ability to bargain with the local and national governments during the colonial period, it is important to examine the dynamic of Sufi tariqas through their adaptation to processes of social change.

Author: E. Ann McDougall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317980902

Category: History

Page: 424

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Engaging with a Legacy shows how Nehemia Levtzion shaped our understanding of Islam in Africa and influenced successive scholarly generations in their approach to Islamization, conversion and fundamentalism. The book illuminates his work, career and family life – including his own ‘life vision’ on the occasion of his 60th birthday. It speaks to his relationship with researchers at home and abroad as mentor, colleague and provocateur; in one section, several authors reflect on those dynamics in terms of personal and professional development. Levtzion’s contemporaries also speak of interactions with him (and his life-long companion, wife Tirza) in the 1950s and 1960s; we see in these writings the birth of West African historical studies. Levtzion’s arrival as Israeli graduate-student in Nkrumah’s Egyptian-leaning Ghana, and the debate over what ‘African Studies’ should mean in an environment that included the personal intervention of W.E.B. Du Bois, are stories told for the first time. Most poignant is the account of Levtzion’s commitment to building African Studies, complete with emphasis on Islam, in the heart of the Jewish state at The Hebrew University. His never-ending defence of the program reflected his determination to be both ‘engaged historian’ and ‘engaged Israeli’ – a legacy he chose for himself. Finally, an ‘Epilogue’ to the original publication shows how one aspect this legacy, Levtzion’s growing preoccupation with the ‘public sphere in Muslim societies’, has become even more relevant in ‘post-Arab Spring’ Africa and the Middle East. This book was published as a special issue of the Canadian Journal of African Studies.
Categories: History

Climate Change Research at Universities

Climate Change Research at Universities

Although the 2008–2012 periods saw a more democratic environmentalism in the Maldives, the legacy of path-dependent historic institutionalism has caused what Steinberg (2012) refers to as “policy churn”. Conversely, similar to many East ...

Author: Walter Leal Filho

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319582146

Category: Science

Page: 575

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This unique book provides a multidisciplinary review of current, climate-change research projects at universities around the globe, offering perspectives from all of the natural and social sciences. Numerous universities worldwide pursue state-of-the-art research on climate change, focussing on mitigation of its effects as well as human adaptation to it. However, the 2015 Paris 21st Conference of the Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) (COP 21)” demonstrated that there is still much room for improvement in the role played by universities in international negotiations and decision-making on climate change. To date, few scientific meetings have provided multidisciplinary perspectives on climate change in which researchers across the natural and social sciences could come together to exchange research findings and discuss methods relating to climate change mitigation and adaption studies. As a result the published literature has also lacked a broad perspective. This book fills that gap and is of interest to all researchers and policy-makers concerned with global climate change regardless of their area of expertise.
Categories: Science

The Roots Rituals and Rhetorics of Change

The Roots  Rituals  and Rhetorics of Change

LEGACY. Just as Flexner and the Flexner Report and Hutchins and the Chicago spirit permeated the ethos of business school reformers in the 1950s and 1960s, so also did the RAND Corporation and the biases it reflected.

Author: Mie Augier

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804778916

Category: Education

Page: 376

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Some rather remarkable changes took place in North American business schools between 1945 and 1970, altering the character of these institutions, the possibilities for their future, and the terms of discourse about them. This period represents a minor revolution, during which business school are reported to have become more academic, more analytic, and more quantitative. The Roots, Rituals, and Rhetorics of Change considers these changes and explores their roots. It traces the origins of this quiet revolution and shows how it shaped discussions about management education, leading to a shift in that weakened the place of business cases and experiential knowledge and strengthened support for a concept of professionalism that applied to management. The text considers how the rhetoric of change was organized around three core questions: Should business schools concern themselves primarily with experiential knowledge or with academic knowledge? What vision of managers and management should be reflected by business schools? How should managerial education connect its teaching to some version of reality?
Categories: Education

Barack Obama and the Politics of Change

Barack Obama and the Politics of Change

Yet in his ambitions' nature and reach, he also reflects the legacy of his mother's ideals. Both are complicated by a racial identity constructed out of fragments, real and imagined, of a difficult and complex mix of national and ...

Author: Stanley A. Renshon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135193997

Category: Political Science

Page: 408

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Based on extensive biographical, psychological, and political research and analysis, noted political psychologist Stanley Renshon follows Obama’s presidency through the first two years. He digs into the question of who is the real Obama and assesses the advantages and limitations that he brings to the presidency. These questions cannot be answered without recourse to psychological analysis. And they cannot be answered without psychological knowledge of presidential leadership and the presidency itself. Renshon explains that Obama’s ambition has been fueled by a desire for redemption—his own, that of his parents, and ultimately for the country he now leads, which has enormous consequences for his choices as president of a politically divided America.
Categories: Political Science