Community Forestry in Canada
This book brings together the work of over twenty-five researchers to provide a comparative and empirically rich portrait of community forestry policy and practice in Canada. Tackling all forestry regions from Newfoundland to British Columbia, it unearths the history of community forestry across the nation, demonstrating strong regional differences tied to patterns of policy-making and cultural traditions. Case studies reveal innovative practices in governance and ecological management but also uncover challenges related to government support and market access. This book also considers the future of the sector, including the role of institutional reform, multiscale networks, and adaptive management strategies.
The Powder Puff Puzzle
When her cat disappears, Dawn Bosco, the Polka Dot Private Eye, must piece together the clues to find him.
From the author of 1491—the best-selling study of the pre-Columbian Americas—a deeply engaging new history of the most momentous biological event since the death of the dinosaurs. More than 200 million years ago, geological forces split apart the continents. Isolated from each other, the two halves of the world developed radically different suites of plants and animals. When Christopher Columbus set foot in the Americas, he ended that separation at a stroke. Driven by the economic goal of establishing trade with China, he accidentally set off an ecological convulsion as European vessels carried thousands of species to new homes across the oceans. The Columbian Exchange, as researchers call it, is the reason there are tomatoes in Italy, oranges in Florida, chocolates in Switzerland, and chili peppers in Thailand. More important, creatures the colonists knew nothing about hitched along for the ride. Earthworms, mosquitoes, and cockroaches; honeybees, dandelions, and African grasses; bacteria, fungi, and viruses; rats of every description—all of them rushed like eager tourists into lands that had never seen their like before, changing lives and landscapes across the planet. Eight decades after Columbus, a Spaniard named Legazpi succeeded where Columbus had failed. He sailed west to establish continual trade with China, then the richest, most powerful country in the world. In Manila, a city Legazpi founded, silver from the Americas, mined by African and Indian slaves, was sold to Asians in return for silk for Europeans. It was the first time that goods and people from every corner of the globe were connected in a single worldwide exchange. Much as Columbus created a new world biologically, Legazpi and the Spanish empire he served created a new world economically. As Charles C. Mann shows, the Columbian Exchange underlies much of subsequent human history. Presenting the latest research by ecologists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and historians, Mann shows how the creation of this worldwide network of ecological and economic exchange fostered the rise of Europe, devastated imperial China, convulsed Africa, and for two centuries made Mexico City—where Asia, Europe, and the new frontier of the Americas dynamically interacted—the center of the world. In such encounters, he uncovers the germ of today’s fiercest political disputes, from immigration to trade policy to culture wars. In 1493, Charles Mann gives us an eye-opening scientific interpretation of our past, unequaled in its authority and fascination. From the Hardcover edition.
The Book on Writing
Teaches the elements of good writing through the use of essential guidelines, literary techniques, and proper writing mechanics.
Six Thinking Hats
THE classic work about decision-making from the world-renowned writer and philosopher Edward de Bono Meetings are a crucial part of all our lives, but too often they go nowhere and waste valuable time. In Six Thinking Hats, Edward de Bono shows how meetings can be transformed to produce quick, decisive results every time. The Six Hats method is a devastatingly simple technique based on the brain's different modes of thinking. The intelligence, experience and information of everyone is harnessed to reach the right conclusions quickly. These principles fundamentally change the way you work and interact. They have been adopted by businesses and governments around the world to end conflict and confusion in favour of harmony and productivity.
Discusses making a map of the conflict terrain and using lateral thinking to generate solutions.
If you belong to a band and love the art of your job, but sing the blues when it comes to the business side, you need Music Law. Composed by musician and lawyer Richard Stim, the book explains how to: find the right manager buy, insure and maintain equipment get gigs and get paid tour on a budget use samples do covers legally protect your copyright trademark your band's name choose a recording studio sell your music manage your website understand record contracts deal with taxes Music Law provides all the legal information and practical advice musicians need. This edition is thoroughly updated with the latest changes in copyright and trademark law, including guidance on filling out "Form CO." Plus, find expanded information on musical collaborations between DJs and other musicians. You'll also get the most up-to-date legal forms available. Interactive forms are downloadable.
Beginner s Guide to Adobe Photoshop
Offers practical tips and techniques for new Photoshop users, covering topics including basic image editing, using layers, selection techniques, and creating original artwork.
The Memory Book
This extraordinary book will start you off on what will be the most exciting intellectual adventure of your life and will provide immediate and compelling proof that your memory can easily and successfully become supercharged! The Memory Book will introduce you to advanced memory techniques, which when combined with the simultaneous development of all your senses, will blast your memory capability into the stratosphere. Imagine your life with a memory that can easily and perfectly learn and recall lists of 10 to 10,000 objects; where you know the name of every bone and muscle in your body; every element on the periodic table and its associated number; the location and capital city of every country in the world. The list of things you could know and learn, just like the capability of your memory, is endless and inexhaustible. The Memory Book is- * *The ultimate guide to mastering your memory. *Written by the master of memory and the brain, Tony Buzan. *A fully revised and updated, new edition of a book that has already sold hundreds of thousands of copies around the world. *A serious memory improvement book for those serious about improving their memory. *The perfect book for a society obsessed with brain training and mitigating debilitating and degenerative mental disease. *A satisfying and hugely rewarding personal challenge - the opportunity to become a one-in-a-million memory master. *As well as dramatically improving your ability to remember, you'll increase your IQ, think more creatively and imaginatively, and, in turn, achieve greater success in all areas of your life. *Used to remember names, dates, numbers, speeches, whole books - anything.