The China Price

Author: Alexandra Harney

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 144063601X

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

View: 7938


In this landmark work of investigative reporting, former Financial Times correspondent Alexandra Harney uncovers a story of immense significance to us all: how China's factory economy gains a competitive edge by selling out its workers, environment, and future. Harney's firsthand reporting brings us face-to-face with a world in which intense pricing pressure from Western companies combines with ubiquitous corruption and a lack of transparency to exact a staggering toll in human misery and environmental damage. This eye-opening expose offers, for the first time, an intimate look at the defining business story of our time.

42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China (2nd Edition)

Author: Rosemary Coates

Publisher: Happy About

ISBN: 1607730979

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 132

View: 4402


Doing business in China is tougher than you think. Not only is the culture vastly different, but China's experience in manufacturing is still developing. It will be a few years before the majority of manufacturers are up to world standards. In the meantime, quality, contract laws, schedules and logistics must be closely monitored. As a result, the things Westerners must do to be successful are far different from dealing with American or European manufacturers. The best way to quickly come up to speed on these differences and how to handle them is to learn from the experience of others. Through over 20 extraordinary executive interviews, Rosemary Coates captured the essence of sourcing and manufacturing in China. '42 Rules for Sourcing and Manufacturing in China (2nd Edition)' is a pragmatic approach that every businessperson headed to China must read. For business people who are experienced in doing business in China, or for first-time visitors, this book will provide valuable insights from real executives and experts. These executives offer their personal experiences and recommendations about sourcing and manufacturing in China. Going beyond simple cultural do's and don'ts, you will discover: how business is really done how you can make things happen in China the mistake westerners often make, and how to avoid them what made these executives successful Based on her 25 years of supply chain experience, much of it spent living and working across Asia, Rosemary Coates has become an expert on doing business in China. Her own personal experiences in China are interwoven into this book.

Sustainability Principles and Practice

Author: Margaret Robertson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000299996

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 532

View: 1154


Sustainability Principles and Practice gives an accessible and comprehensive overview of the interdisciplinary field of sustainability. The focus is on furnishing solutions and equipping students with both conceptual understanding and technical skills. Each chapter explores one aspect of the field, first introducing concepts and presenting issues, then supplying tools for working toward solutions. Elements of sustainability are examined piece by piece, and coverage ranges over ecosystems, social equity, environmental justice, food, energy, product life cycles, cities, and more. Techniques for management and measurement as well as case studies from around the world are provided. The 3rd edition includes greater coverage of resilience and systems thinking, an update on the Anthropocene as a formal geological epoch, the latest research from the IPCC, and a greater focus on diversity and social equity, together with new details such as sustainable consumption, textiles recycling, microplastics, and net-zero concepts. The coverage in this edition has been expanded to include issues, solutions, and new case studies from around the world, including Europe, Asia, and the Global South. Chapters include further reading and discussion questions. The book is supported by a companion website with online links, annotated bibliography, glossary, white papers, and additional case studies, together with projects, research problems, and group activities, all of which focus on real-world problem-solving of sustainability issues. This textbook is designed to be used by undergraduate college and university students in sustainability degree programs and other programs in which sustainability is taught.

Global-Local Tradeoffs, Order-Disorder Consequences

Author: Imtiaz A. Hussain

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9811694192

Category: Political Science

Page: 348

View: 7317


In this book, ten substantive chapters examine how collisions between technological developments (globalizing forces) and thickening populist pressures (localizing dynamics) constantly keep reinventing the state in unforeseen and unpredictable ways. We learn of how international organizations have fared, and to what extent grass-roots grumbles have impacted big-picture developments in quite diverse parts of the world. Just placing unfolding crises under the microscope cannot but generate policy-solving observations. Treated in corresponding order, these crises revolve around adjusting international institutions; absorbing current populist outbursts; shifting from peacekeeping to peacemaking; spying in the global south; absorbing displaced persons; Rwandan land reform; pandemic and RMG readjustments; Bangladesh’s democratic transition; Rohingyan-Syrian refugees; and Mexico’s 1990s liberalization. Though overarching, observations in the book accent state strength battling with state porosity; the downward spiraling of global order; and the simple lack of any controlling mechanism against globalizing/localizing dynamics in the trenches of everyday life being matched by continued uncertainty on the analytical plane.

Understanding Variable Stars

Author: John R. Percy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139463284

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This book was first published in 2007. Variable stars are those that change brightness. Their variability may be due to geometric processes such as rotation, or eclipse by a companion star, or physical processes such as vibration, flares, or cataclysmic explosions. In each case, variable stars provide unique information about the properties of stars, and the processes that go on within them. This book provides a concise overview of variable stars, including a historical perspective, an introduction to stars in general, the techniques for discovering and studying variable stars, and a description of the main types of variable stars. It ends with short reflections about the connection between the study of variable stars, and research, education, amateur astronomy, and public interest in astronomy. This book is intended for anyone with some background knowledge of astronomy, but is especially suitable for undergraduate students and experienced amateur astronomers who can contribute to our understanding of these important stars.

A-Maze-ing Adventures Among the Stars

Author: Lisa Regan

Publisher: 'The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc'

ISBN: 149948559X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 34

View: 9967


Activities such as mazes are great ways to encourage learners to have fun while using their minds and problem-solving skills. As readers explore mazes that take them through the stars, they will discover fun facts and important information. The accessible and age-appropriate narrative is supported by helpful fact boxes and a detailed glossary. Bright, full-color photographs and charming illustrations create an engaging and educational journey among the stars.

Rebel Star

Author: Colin Stuart

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1789290457

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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A fascinating and comprehensive guide to the sun - our home star - which remains the greatest mystery in the solar system, and why understanding it is pivotal to our future existence here on Earth. In 1869, a great mystery was born. As astronomers observed a total solar eclipse, for the first time they saw the faint glow of the solar corona, the sun's outer atmosphere. Measurements of a previously unknown wavelength that made up this solar light sparked hot debate among scientists, but it was another sixty years before they discovered that this wavelength was in fact iron being burned at a staggering 3 million degrees Celsius. With the sun's surface only 6,000 degrees, this shouldn't be possible. What we now knew about the sun appeared to defy the laws of physics - and nature. But as well as being shrouded in intriguing mystery, the unpredictable nature of the sun's corona poses a serious threat to our life here on earth - the destructive potential of solar storms, caused by solar material travelling out into space at around 1 million miles an hour, is huge. Remaining beyond our reach until now, a new generation of ambitious solar missions are currently travelling closer to the sun than any previous spacecraft in history. As we enter this unprecedented era of heliophysics, there has never been a better time to get to grips with the workings of our home star.

Star Clusters (IAU S266)

Author: International Astronomical Union. Symposium

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521764995

Category: Science

Page: 606

View: 5806


IAU S266 consolidates the expertise of leading researchers to examine how star clusters can be used as key diagnostic tools within a wide range of disciplines in astrophysics. This volume provides a comprehensive presentation of the cutting-edge developments in theory, observations and simulations of star clusters and star cluster systems.

The Star Factory

Author: Ciaran Carson

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

ISBN: 9781559704656

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 316

View: 6892


The author describes his childhood growing up in Belfast, and looks at how the city has changed from its more prosperous and peaceful past

Nebulae

Author: Ruth Owen

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 144888182X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6901


Describes how nebulae are formed and their different types, with details on some of the well-known nebulae which have been seen through the Hubble Telescope.