Sensitivity Analysis: Matrix Methods in Demography and Ecology , Hal Caswell


Published in: itune > Social Science,Books,Nonfiction,Science & Nature,Ecology,Mathematics > Fun Games | Published on 29/Jun/2020 18:24

2019-04-02T07:00:00Z
This open access book shows how to use sensitivity analysis in demography. It presents new methods for individuals, cohorts, and populations, with applications to humans, other animals, and plants. The analyses are based on matrix formulations of age-classified, stage-classified, and multistate population models. Methods are presented for linear and nonlinear, deter...[Read More]



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2009-11-02T08:00:00Z
Part memoir and part investigative report, Eating Animals is the groundbreaking moral examination of vegetarianism, farming, and the food we eat every day that inspired the documentary of the same name.

Bestselling author Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his life oscillating between enthusiastic carnivore and occasional vegetarian. For ye...[Read More]



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Stuffed and Starved , Raj Patel


Published in: itune > Social Science,Books,Nonfiction,Politics & Current Events > Play Games | Published on 16/Dec/2019 16:17

2008-04-01T07:00:00Z
Completely updated and revised edition of one of the most widely-praised food books of recent years.
 
It's a perverse fact of modern life: There are more starving people in the world than ever before, while there are also more people who are overweight.

To find out how we got to this point and what we can do about it, Raj Patel l...[Read More]



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We Are the Weather , Jonathan Safran Foer


Published in: itune > Social Science,Books,Nonfiction,Politics & Current Events,Public Administration,Science & Nature,Earth Sciences > Educational Games | Published on 30/Sep/2019 14:13

2019-09-17T07:00:00Z
In We Are the Weather, Jonathan Safran Foer explores the central global dilemma of our time in a surprising, deeply personal, and urgent new way.

Some people reject the fact, overwhelmingly supported by scientists, that our planet is warming because of human activity. But do those of us who accept the reality of human-caused climate change ...[Read More]



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7 Billion , National Geographic


Published in: itune > Social Science,Books,Nonfiction > Educational Games | Published on 30/Sep/2019 04:35

2011-11-01T07:00:00Z
Sometime in late October 2011, the 7 billionth citizen of planet Earth will be born. To mark the event, National Geographic magazine commissioned seven articles that explore the fascinating issues--including demographics, food security, climate change, fertility trends, managing biodiversity--surrounding this topic, which are collected for the first time in t...[Read More]



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The Fate of Food , Amanda Little


Published in: itune > Social Science,Books,Nonfiction,Science & Nature,Agriculture,Business & Personal Finance,Industries & Professions > Free Games | Published on 03/Sep/2019 13:52

2019-06-04T07:00:00Z
In the fascinating story of the sustainable food revolution, an environmental journalist and professor asks the question: Is the future of food looking bleak--or better than ever?
 
"In The Fate of Food, Amanda Little takes us on a tour of the future. The journey is scary, exciting, and, ultimately, encouraging."--Eli...[Read More]



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Doing Good Better , William MacAskill


Published in: itune > Social Science,Books,Nonfiction,Philosophy > Free Games | Published on 03/Sep/2019 07:11

2015-07-28T07:00:00Z
Most of us want to make a difference. We donate our time and money to charities and causes we deem worthy, choose careers we consider meaningful, and patronize businesses and buy products we believe make the world a better place. Unfortunately, we often base these decisions on assumptions and emotions rather than facts. As a result, even our best intentions oft...[Read More]



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Plagues and Peoples , William McNeill


Published in: itune > Social Science,Books,Nonfiction,History,World > Free Games | Published on 03/Sep/2019 06:31

1977-10-11T07:00:00Z
Upon its original publication, Plagues and Peoples was an immediate critical and popular success, offering a radically new interpretation of world history as seen through the extraordinary impact--political, demographic, ecological, and psychological--of disease on cultures. From the conquest of Mexico by smallpox as much as by the Spanish, to the bubonic pla...[Read More]



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Amusing Ourselves to Death , Neil Postman & Andrew Postman


Published in: itune > Social Science,Books,Nonfiction,Arts & Entertainment,Performing Arts,Politics & Current Events > Free Games | Published on 03/Sep/2019 05:56

1985-11-29T08:00:00Z
What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever.

"It's unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman." -<...[Read More]



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Lentil Underground , Liz Carlisle


Published in: itune > Social Science,Books,Nonfiction,Science & Nature,Nature,Business & Personal Finance,Industries & Professions > Free Games | Published on 03/Sep/2019 03:43

2015-01-22T08:00:00Z
A prot?g? of Michael Pollan shares the story of a little known group of renegade farmers who defied corporate agribusiness by launching a unique sustainable farm-to-table food movement.

The story of the Lentil Underground begins on a 280-acre homestead rooted in America's Great Plains: the Oien family farm. Forty years ago, corporate agribus...[Read More]



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The Food Police , Jayson Lusk


Published in: itune > Social Science,Books,Nonfiction,Professional & Technical,Engineering > Free Games | Published on 03/Sep/2019 02:15

2013-04-16T07:00:00Z
A rollicking indictment of the liberal elite's hypocrisy when it comes to food.

Ban trans-fats? Outlaw Happy Meals? Tax Twinkies? What's next? Affirmative action for cows?   
     A catastrophe is looming. Farmers are raping the land and torturing animals. Food is riddled with deadly pesticides, hormones and...[Read More]



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The Faith Instinct , Nicholas Wade


Published in: itune > Social Science,Books,Nonfiction,Religion & Spirituality,Sociology > Free Games | Published on 02/Sep/2019 16:51

2009-11-12T08:00:00Z
Noted science writer Nicholas Wade offers for the first time a convincing case based on a broad range of scientific evidence for the evolutionary basis of religion.



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