More Thorny Problems

More Thorny Problems

For more than a decade, Helen has been fielding letters from anxious readers, and this is a new compilation of the myriad queries she has received and answered over that time.

Author: Helen Yemm

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471136719

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

View: 611

For more than a decade, Helen has been fielding letters from anxious readers, and this is a new compilation of the myriad queries she has received and answered over that time. Her weekly 'Thorny Problems' column is light-hearted but essentially practical, and it has earned her a devoted audience who love her no-nonsense approach. She delights in demystifying the gardening process, and has a pragmatic style that appeals to experienced gardeners as well as the uninitiated. With advice on everything from pruning clematis to dealing with unwanted garden visitors, in More Thorny ProblemsHelen takes you on a journey through the year and helps you negotiate your way through a whole range of gardening dilemmas.
Categories: Gardening

Solving Thorny Behavior Problems

Solving Thorny Behavior Problems

A problem involving one student Problem-solving conferences are designed to
address a difficulty that one child is having rather than a problem involving the
interplay between two or more students. Other strategies—possibly conflict res- ...

Author: Caltha Crowe

Publisher: Northeast Foundation for Ch

ISBN: 9781892989321

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 483

Arguing, excluding classmates, forming cliques, "forgetting" to do homework, refusing to do work, balking at sharing. These problems, so common in elementary classrooms, can disrupt learning, frustrate children, and exhaust teachers. This book gives you five strategies for working with children to solve these sorts of problems. You'll learn to use: problem-solving conferences, conflict resolution, role-playing, class meetings, and individual written agreements. With warmth, wit, and deep insight into classroom life, veteran teacher Caltha Crowe guides teachers in making the most of each strategy. She includes detailed steps, true stories from classrooms, actual conversations with students, and answers to real teachers' questions. Interactive planning pages will help you adapt the strategies for your own students.
Categories: Education

More About Software Requirements

More About Software Requirements

Complementing the best practices presented in his book, Software Requirements, Second Edition, requirements engineering authority Karl Wiegers tackles even more of the real issues head-on in this book.

Author: Karl Wiegers

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 9780735637214

Category: Computers

Page: 224

View: 902

No matter how much instruction you’ve had on managing software requirements, there’s no substitute for experience. Too often, lessons about requirements engineering processes lack the no-nonsense guidance that supports real-world solutions. Complementing the best practices presented in his book, Software Requirements, Second Edition, requirements engineering authority Karl Wiegers tackles even more of the real issues head-on in this book. With straightforward, professional advice and practical solutions based on actual project experiences, this book answers many of the tough questions raised by industry professionals. From strategies for estimating and working with customers to the nuts and bolts of documenting requirements, this essential companion gives developers, analysts, and managers the cosmic truths that apply to virtually every software development project. Discover how to: • Make the business case for investing in better requirements practices • Generate estimates using three specific techniques • Conduct inquiries to elicit meaningful business and user requirements • Clearly document project scope • Implement use cases, scenarios, and user stories effectively • Improve inspections and peer reviews • Write requirements that avoid ambiguity
Categories: Computers

Thorny Issues

Thorny Issues

They more readily join themselves to him with undivided heart and dedicate
themselves more freely in him and through him to the service of God and of men
and women . They are less encumbered in their service of his kingdom and of the

Author: William P. Roberts

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1560728701

Category: Religion

Page: 151

View: 894

The author focuses on the seven issues indicated above: the meaning of such controversial issues as sexual integrity, divorce and remarriage, homosexual orientation, mandatory priestly celibacy, the priestly ordination of women, abortion, and the papacy. The author's purpose is not to rehash all the old arguments on the diverse sides of these topics. It is to strive to reflect on each of the topics in their broader theological, pastoral, and spiritual context.
Categories: Religion

Economic Problems of Peace after War

Economic Problems of Peace after War

A still more thOrny problem will be the attitude of the League to war in the air.
Here the immediate prospects seem far from hopeful. One recalls the rule of the
Hague Convention that explosives were not to be dropped from the air, and its ...

Author: William Robert Scott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107433168

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 152

View: 736

Originally published in 1917, this book presents the content of lectures which analyse the relationship between economics and post-war peace.
Categories: Business & Economics

Wetland Ecology

Wetland Ecology

However, as Simberloff and Dayan remind us, this leaves two basic problems (i)
what constitutes the same class of resources and (ii) just how similar should a
similar ... Plants provide a far more thorny problem for such classification

Author: Paul A. Keddy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521783674

Category: Nature

Page: 614

View: 414

A unique general overview of wetland ecology which is comprehensive in its coverage of habitat type and geographic region.
Categories: Nature

Cybersecurity and Cyberwar

Cybersecurity and Cyberwar

As these efforts build over time, more thorny problems should be tackled. The
cybercrime convention is certainly a valuable building block, but it really can't be
extended to some of the more vexing issues of cyber warfare. For example, the ...

Author: P.W. Singer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199364572

Category: Political Science

Page: 336

View: 647

A generation ago, "cyberspace" was just a term from science fiction, used to describe the nascent network of computers linking a few university labs. Today, our entire modern way of life, from communication to commerce to conflict, fundamentally depends on the Internet. And the cybersecurity issues that result challenge literally everyone: politicians wrestling with everything from cybercrime to online freedom; generals protecting the nation from new forms of attack, while planning new cyberwars; business executives defending firms from once unimaginable threats, and looking to make money off of them; lawyers and ethicists building new frameworks for right and wrong. Most of all, cybersecurity issues affect us as individuals. We face new questions in everything from our rights and responsibilities as citizens of both the online and real world to simply how to protect ourselves and our families from a new type of danger. And yet, there is perhaps no issue that has grown so important, so quickly, and that touches so many, that remains so poorly understood. In Cybersecurity and CyberWar: What Everyone Needs to Know®, New York Times best-selling author P. W. Singer and noted cyber expert Allan Friedman team up to provide the kind of easy-to-read, yet deeply informative resource book that has been missing on this crucial issue of 21st century life. Written in a lively, accessible style, filled with engaging stories and illustrative anecdotes, the book is structured around the key question areas of cyberspace and its security: how it all works, why it all matters, and what can we do? Along the way, they take readers on a tour of the important (and entertaining) issues and characters of cybersecurity, from the "Anonymous" hacker group and the Stuxnet computer virus to the new cyber units of the Chinese and U.S. militaries. Cybersecurity and CyberWar: What Everyone Needs to Know® is the definitive account on the subject for us all, which comes not a moment too soon. What Everyone Needs to Know® is a registered trademark of Oxford University Press.
Categories: Political Science

Global Environmental Issues

Global Environmental Issues

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negotiations is even more challenging: negotiations on particularly thorny issues,
such ...

Author: Frances Harris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119952084

Category: Science

Page: 384

View: 739

Global Environmental Issues, second edition builds on the popularity of the first edition, viewing global environmental problems as complex issues with a network of causes, influenced by a range of actors with differing priorities. The book recognises that science underpins much of what happens in society and therefore it is important to be able to interpret the environmental and social consequences of scientific developments. In addition to discussing the main biophysical causes, the book illustrates how socio-economic and political factors determine why and how people use land, resources and technology, and how this in turn affects natural resource management. This edition includes new chapters on the politics of science, International environmental regulation and treaties, environmental issues in a globalised world and natural resource management. Global Environmental Issues, second edition is essential reading for upper level undergraduates and Masters students within departments of Environmental Science and Geography. Includes case studies from around the world to provide a real life context for the issues tackled in each chapter Considers both the results of human actions and natural environmental change in order to provide balanced, in-depth debate Includes coverage of contemporary 'hot topics' such as biodiversity, globalization and sustainable development Chapters authored by experts in the field Includes new chapters on The politics of science, International environmental regulation and treaties , Environmental issues in a globalised world and Natural Resource Management Expanded sections include negotiating multilateral environmental agreements, GM crops, biofuels and marine and freshwater resources
Categories: Science

Sharing Hidden Know How

Sharing Hidden Know How

“Knowledge Jam Rationale,” describes threethorny knowledgework problems—“
knowledge blindspots,” “knowledgemismatches,” and “knowledge jails.”
Knowledge Jam responds to these by insisting on more intentional prioritization
and ...

Author: Katrina Pugh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118010930

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 701

Using knowledge that an organization already has is one of the great management ideas of the last fifteen years. Putting Knowledge to Work provides external consultants, internal facilitators, and leaders with a five-step process that will help them achieve their knowledge management goals. The five steps, Knowledge Jams, show how to set the direction, foster the correct tone, conduct knowledge capture event, and integrate this knowledge into the organization. In addition, the author introduces conversation practices for participants to effectively co-create knowledge and discover context.
Categories: Business & Economics

Social Problems

Social Problems

This is because we often feel about social problems every bit as much as — or
more than — we think about them. ... More subtly, constructing victims as "anyone
" sidesteps the thorny issues of how, objectively speaking, race and class are
very ...

Author: Donileen R. Loseke

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 0202307034

Category: Social Science

Page: 277

View: 378

This collection of focused essays is directed at several levels of students of social problems. It is accessible to the uninitiated, who are not familiar with the constructionist literature, and aimed at those who are not particularly interested in subtle theoretical and empirical issues of concern to academics studying social problems from constructionist perspectives. Some readings focus on the construction of problems by scientists and other professionals; others examine the work of social activists, mass media, and social service personnel. Among the topics included are studies of social inequalities and individual deviance; a comparison of the images of social problems in the United States with those in other countries; and an examination of the importance of politics and power in constructing public images of social problems. Constructionist perspectives have become the leading theoretical approach for sociology and allied fields in studying social problems. Yet constructionists' impact on the teaching of social problems has been far less dramatic. Undergraduate courses on social problems are often subject to a theoretical barrage of eclectic perspectives. Just as the first social problems textbooks did almost a century ago, textbooks continue to present a series of unrelated chapters, each devoted to a particular social problem. Social Problems is an effort at systematic analysis rather than random thought on the subject. Social Problems presents detailed case studies demonstrating how constructionist perspectives can actually be applied to understand particular social problems. While these articles can be read alone, the editors have organized these selections to correspond with the chapter topics in the second edition of Donileen Loseke's Thinking about Social Problems, an accessible introduction to constructionist approaches. At the same time, some instructors who use this edited collection might wish to provide their own mix to the selection process. Many of the contributions make multiple points and so reasonably could be used to illustrate other basic texts or classic studies in the field of social problems. Donileen R. Loseke is professor of sociology at the University of South Florida. Joel Best is professor and chair, Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice, University of Delaware. He has also served as an advisory editor for Aldine in the area of social problems.
Categories: Social Science

With 6th Airborne Division in Palestine 1945 1948

With 6th Airborne Division in Palestine  1945   1948

To counter this the problem was rather one of tactical defence. ... With the end of
the war in 1945, Palestine with its thorny problems once more came to the fore,
and the Jews lost no time in pressing the issue of immigration, which was all the ...

Author: Dare Wilson

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473820821

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 152

The 6th Airborne Division was a major element of the British Security Force in Palestine between September, 1945 and May 1948. Faced with the unenviable task of upholding the law in a lawless country, the individual British soldier had to face continual opposition from a hostile Jewish community. This story is described by General Wilson, then a Major, who served with the division during this period. The mission of British forces was simply "to keep the peace". To achieve this goal, the 6th Airborne Division conducted a variety of counter-insurgency operations in both urban and rural environments. These operations were designed to locate illegal arms caches, limit Jewish-Arab violence and capture dissidents who had attacked British positions. The destruction of the King David Hotel, the most famous terrorist attack of the Mandate period, is treated in great detail. With 6th Airborne Division in Palestine 1945 - 48 is a tribute to the British soldier. It is also an excellent case study in unconventional warfare. It will be of great interest to any student of the intricate problem that Palestine presents.
Categories: History

The Future of Water Development in California

The Future of Water Development in California

Los Banos has a different problem thanthat sort of thing . ... I mean , we are a
thorn , and I tell you something , if you do not pull us out of there we are going to
be a thorn some more , and there is a lot more thorny issues up too . Soand there
are ...

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on Water and Power Resources


ISBN: STANFORD:36105110711988

Category: Water resources development

Page: 366

View: 825

Categories: Water resources development

Social Marketing to the Business Customer

Social Marketing to the Business Customer

Businesses, academic institutions, and organizations submit thorny problems to
the network, where more than 200,000 registered problem solvers offer ideas in
exchange for cash rewards. The company has successfully completed more than

Author: Paul Gillin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470939734

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 453

The first book devoted entirely to B2B social marketing B2B markets are fundamentally different from consumer markets. Decisions are made on value, not impulse. Buying cycles are complex, often with many stakeholders involved. Relationships and support are critical. Bet-the-business decisions demand discipline, knowledge, and lots of information. This hands-on guide covers topics unique to this segment, including cost justification, prospecting and lead generation, matching tools to the sales funnel, building, B2B search engine optimization, social media monitoring, social media policy development, long-term client relationships, gaining stakeholder support, building a more transparent organization, and what's coming next. Features plentiful examples, case studies, and best practices Focuses on the channels that are most effective for B2B marketers Builds on the authors' more than 30 years of combined experience in the new media/social media space, as well as two previous successful books Leverage the vast business-to-business potential of Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and many other social media platforms today with Social Marketing to the Business Customer!
Categories: Business & Economics

The Successful Chinese Herbalist

The Successful Chinese Herbalist

Some of the more practical elements of day-to-day practice and solutions to some
of the more thorny problems that are inevitable can only be learned with time. Still
, it is the job of any good teacher to shorten the journey of his or her students ...

Author: Bob Flaws

Publisher: Blue Poppy Enterprises, Inc.

ISBN: 1891845292

Category: Herbs

Page: 208

View: 673

Categories: Herbs

Aid on the Edge of Chaos

Aid on the Edge of Chaos

16 Of course, 'management by deeming' can work well for certain, static,
straightforward problems, including notably for a ... expanding enrollments)—
have been solved'.18 For many of the more complex and thorny problems faced
in public ...

Author: Ben Ramalingam

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191503443

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 480

View: 690

Many agree that the foreign aid system - which today involves virtually every nation on earth - needs drastic change. But there is much conflict as to what should be done. In Aid on the Edge of Chaos, Ben Ramalingam argues that what is most needed is the creative and innovative transformation of how aid works. Foreign aid today is dominated by linear, mechanistic ideas that emerged from early twentieth century industry, and are ill-suited to the world we face today. The problems and systems aid agencies deal with on a daily basis have more in common with ecosystems than machines: they are interconnected, diverse, and dynamic; they cannot be just simply re-engineered or fixed. Outside of aid, social scientists, economists, business leaders, and policy makers have started applying innovative and scientific approaches to such problems, informed by ideas from the 'new science' of complex adaptive systems. Inspired by these efforts, aid practitioners and researchers have started experimenting with such approaches in their own work. This book showcases the experiences, insights, and often remarkable results of innovative thinkers and practitioners who are working to bring these approaches into the mainstream of aid. From transforming child malnutrition to rethinking economic growth, from building peace to reversing desertification, from rural Vietnam to urban Kenya, the ideas of complex systems thinking are starting to be used to make foreign aid more relevant, more appropriate, and more catalytic. Aid on the Edge of Chaos argues that such ideas and approaches should play a vital part of the transformation of aid. Aid should move from being an imperfect post-World War II global resource transfer system, to a new form of global cooperation that is truly fit for the twenty-first century.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Paradoxical Kingdom

The Paradoxical Kingdom

Thus, for the Al Saud, the more familiar thorny issues of political dissent and
alliance with the United States are now merging with new controversies such as
the growing influence of Western culture, rising youth unemployment and drug

Author: Daryl Champion


ISBN: 1850656479

Category: Globalization

Page: 392

View: 536

A specialist in Saudi Arabian affairs shows how religion, tradition, society, economics, politics and the state interact with each other as the nation lurches into the 21st century.
Categories: Globalization

The Liffey Flows on by

The Liffey Flows on by

In terms of degree courses, he desperately wanted to become a doctor but he
was only too aware of the problems attached to his ambitions. His great ...
However, getting permission from the Archbishop was a much more thorny

Author: Niki Phillips

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781780880808

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 551

A family saga of love, tragedy, and war spanning four generations, The Liffey Flows On By is a page-turner that transports readers back to Ireland in the early 1900s.The story revolves around the Butlers, a wealthy Irish family living on a large estate bordering the River Liffey. With a family tradition of disregarding society’s class distinctions, the Butlers’ lives are interwoven with those of their estate staff. And indeed it is these relationships that repeatedly save the Butler family.At the novel’s centre are Tom Butler, who with his twin brother fights in the First World War and loves the beautiful Rachel; his son Milo who with his best friend fights in the Second World War and finds love in an unexpected place; and Maggie Flynn, their cook housekeeper who dispenses advice but holds secrets of her own. Throughout the years, the River Liffey, quietly flowing by their property, has a profound importance in all their lives, especially for Milo.Weaving drama, humor, and historical events to create a story with as many twists and turns as a river, Niki Phillips brings Ireland to life with rich dialogue and memorable characters that will leave readers wanting more.
Categories: Fiction

Starting and Running a Small Business For Canadians For Dummies All in One

Starting and Running a Small Business For Canadians For Dummies All in One

Commercializing IP successfully requires you to adjust your thinking, because IP
isn't like tangible property. IP can have ✓ More than one owner. Although co-
ownership can be complex, it can also solve many thorny problems.

Author: John Aylen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118223895

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

View: 892

The comprehensive, six-in-one package small business entrepreneurs can't afford to be without With more Canadians considering starting their own small businesses than ever before, there's never been a greater need for a detailed, comprehensive guide to help budding entrepreneurs get off the ground. Comprised of six books in one that cover every aspect of running a business, from developing a business plan to managing growth successfully, and everything in between, Starting and Running a Small Business For Canadians For Dummies All-in-One will ensure readers' ventures meet with success. The ideal resource for the first-time entrepreneur in a market when small businesses are growing fast Provides a wealth of management advice based on recent research that shows that when small businesses are successful, they hire Includes the financial advice that keeps new businesses from folding within their first five years Offering Canadians everything they need to know about starting their own companies within Canada, this six-book compilation is essential reading for anyone looking to make it big in the world of small business.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Culture of Digital Fighting Games

The Culture of Digital Fighting Games

While some aspects of an individual's identity may be more or less salient in a
given social context, as social actors the other ... it is a complex issue that a
number of scholars have explored in depth, considering some of the more thorny
issues ...

Author: Todd Harper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136747649

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 158

View: 138

This book examines the complex network of influences that collide in the culture of digital fighting games. Players from all over the world engage in competitive combat with one another, forming communities in both real and virtual spaces, attending tournaments and battling online via internet-connected home game consoles. But what is the logic behind their shared playstyle and culture? What are the threads that tie them together, and how does this inform our understanding of competitive gaming, community, and identity? Informed by observations made at one of the biggest fighting game events in the world – the Evolution Series tournament, or "EVO" – and interviews with fighting game players themselves, this book covers everything from the influence of arcade spaces, to the place of gender and ethnicity in the community, to the clash of philosophies over how these games should be played in the first place. In the process, it establishes the role of technology, gameplay, and community in how these players define both themselves and the games that they play.
Categories: Games & Activities

Getting More

Getting More

The emotional temperature needs to come down if you want to meet your goals
and solve thorny problems. What about the ... Another problem with using
emotion on purpose is that the more you use it, the less effective it becomes. If
you raise ...

Author: Stuart Diamond

Publisher: Currency

ISBN: 9780307716910

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 589

This new model of human interaction has been chosen by Google to train the entire company worldwide (30,000 employees), is the #1 book for your career chosen by The Wall Street Journal’s website, and is labeled “phenomenal” by Lawyers’ Weekly and “brilliant” by Liza Oz of the Oprah network. Based on more than 20 years of research and practice among 30,000 people in 45 countries, Getting More concludes that finding and valuing the other party’s emotions and perceptions creates far more value than the conventional wisdom of power and logic. It is intended to provide better agreements for everyone no matter what they negotiate – from jobs to kids to billion dollar deals to shopping. The book, a New York Times bestseller and #1 Wall Street Journal business best seller, is based on Professor Stuart Diamond’s award-winning course at the Wharton Business School, where the course has been the most popular over 13 years. It challenges the conventional wisdom on every page, from “win-win” to BATNA to rationality to the use of power. Companies have made billions of dollars so far using his new model and parents have gotten their 4-year-olds to willingly brush their teeth and go to bed. Prof. Diamond draws from his experience as a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist at The New York Times, Harvard-trained attorney, Wharton MBA, U.N. Consultant in many countries and manager and executive in many sectors, including technology, agriculture, medical services, finance, energy and aviation. “The ROI from reading Getting More will make it the best investment you make this year,” says Rhys Dekle, the business development head of the Microsoft Games division, which produces X-Box. He added that the book was his team’s best investment of the year too. The model was also used to quickly solve the 2008 Hollywood Writer’s Strike. The advice is addressed through the insightful stories of more than 400 people who have used Prof. Diamond’s tools with great success: A 20% savings on an item already on sale. An extra $300 million profit in a business. A woman from India getting out of her own arranged marriage. Better relationships with the family, including teenagers. Raises at work. Better jobs. Dealing with emotional situations. Meeting one’s goals. Finding better things to trade. Solving cultural and political problems, sports conflicts, and ordinary arguments. The book is intended to be used in any situation. The most common response is “life changing”, beginning on page one. “The most inspirational book I have read this year” said David Simon, an attorney in San Francisco, CA. “This book can change the world,” says Craig Silverman, Investment Advisor, Long Island, NY
Categories: Business & Economics