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Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities: A Global Assessment

Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities

The Early Years: Child Well-Being and the Role of Public Policy (Development in the Americas)

This book is open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 IGO license. The Early Years analyzes the development of Latin American and Caribbean children and makes a compelling case for government intervention in what is instinctively a family affair. Spending on effective programs for young children is an investment that, if done well, will have very high returns, while failure to implement such programs will lower the returns on the hefty investments being made in primary, secondary, and higher education. Policies for young children belong at the core of a country's development agenda, alongside policies to develop infrastructure and strengthen institutions. However, if the services provided (or funded) by governments are to benefit children, they must be substantially better than what is currently being delivered in the region. This book offers suggestions for improving public policy in this critical area.

Determinants of Financial Development

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The Land-War In Ireland (1870) A History For The Times

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Against Corruption: A book of essays

Corruption is the cancer at the heart of many of the world's problems. It destroys jobs and holds back growth. It fuels instability and terrorism. It traps the poorest in poverty. It even corrodes trust in the sports we love.

In this collection of essays leading politicians, activists, journalists and academics begin a global debate about how we can fight back.

The New Colombia: Peace and prosperity in sight: the country comes of age

Colombia is usually associated with drug cartels, guerrilla wars and

violence. But the biggest Spanish-speaking country after Mexico is changing.

The economy is already larger, by some measures, than South Africa's; if

peace talks are successful, it will do better still. This free ebook is an

indispensable guide to the new Colombia, reproducing a magazine published

earlier this year by the Financial Times.

FT writers interview President Juan Manuel Santos and profile both the

Bogota establishment and young Colombians to watch. They explore the

development challenges of the Colombian outback and the rise of a new

national export - security expertise ranging from bullet proof fashion to

mercenaries. Essays by Oscar Naranjo, former head of the national police,

and Malcolm Deas, historian, provide further context.

FREE Introducing Graphic Guide Sampler

Introducing Graphic Guides is the bestselling series which explores big ideas from Quantum Theory to Psychoanalysis using concise, authoritative text and graphic novel-style illustrations.

For the very first time 28 titles are now available in ebook format for all e-reading devices.

This free ebook sampler contains extracts from six books:

oIntroducing Psychology asks what exactly psychology is, precisely, where has it come from and the extent to which it can be considered scientific.

oIntroducing Quantum Theory explores bizarre paradoxes which contradict the logic of classical physics in the work of Planck, Einstein, Bohr, Heisenberg, Schrodinger and others

oIntroducing Islam recounts the history of the religion from the 6th century to its status as a global culture and political force today.

oIntroducing Statistics book traces the rise of statistics from the ancient Babylonians, Egyptians and Chinese, to the censuses of Romans and the Greeks, and the modern emergence of the term itself in Europe.

oIntroducing Capitalism tells the story of the remarkable and often ruthless rise of capitalist politics and economics, which have evolved through strife and struggle as much as innovation and enterprise

oIntroducing Feminism explores women's conscious struggle to resist discrimination and sexist oppression from the 17th century to the present day.

Find out more about the series at introducingbooks.com/ebooks

The Practices of Happiness (Open Access): Political Economy, Religion and Wellbeing (Routledge Frontiers of Political Economy)

Identifies the nature and role of the religious contribution to wellbeing. This title explores the religious dimensions to the many key features of well-being, including marriage, crime and rehabilitation, work, inequality, mental health, environment, participation, institutional theory, business and trade.

Navigating Through Cryptocurrencies: Introduction, Investing, ICOs, Scams and Interviews

Everything you need to know to start investing into cryptocurrencies. Introduction, opportunities, scams and interviews with cryptocurrency companies.

Graphs Don’t Lie: How to Lie with Graphs and Get Away With It… (Bite-Size Stats Series Book 2)

Sarah Palin, abortions, global warming and Usain Bolt. The CEO of Apple, 35 trillion gun deaths in 1995, Fox News and 193%. This book has got scandals galore!

With 9 witty chapters taking you on a roller coaster tour of graphical lies, pictorial deceits and pie charts of mayhem, this might just be the most entertaining book about graphs you'll read this year.

Did you know that between them, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney enjoyed a total of 193% support from Republican candidates in the 2012 US primaries? It must be true - it was on a pie chart broadcast on Fox News. Did you also know that the number 34 is smaller than 14, and zero is much bigger than 22? Honest, it's true, it was published in a respectable national newspaper after the 2017 UK General Election. There can't have been any kind of misdirection here because they were all shown on a pie chart.

In this astonishing book, award winning statistician and author Lee Baker uncovers how politicians, the press, corporations and other statistical conmen use graphs and charts to deceive their unwitting audience. Like how a shocking, and yet seemingly innocuous statement as "Every year since 1950, the number of children gunned down has doubled", meant that there should have been at least 35 trillion gun deaths in 1995 alone, the year the quote was printed in a reputable journal. Or how an anti-abortion group made their point by trying to convince us all that 327,000 is actually a larger number than 935,573. Nice try, but no cigar - we weren't born yesterday.

In his trademark sardonic style, the author reveals the secrets of how the statistical hustlers use graphs and charts to manipulate and misrepresent for political or commercial gain - and often get away with it.

Written as a layman's guide to lying, cheating and deceiving with graphs, there's not a dull page in sight! And it's got elephants in it too...

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Social Statistics and Ethnic Diversity: Cross-National Perspectives in Classifications and Identity Politics (IMISCOE Research Series)

This book examines the question of collecting and disseminating data on ethnicity and race in order to describe characteristics of ethnic and racial groups, identify factors of social and economic integration and implement policies to redress discrimination. It offers a global perspective on the issue by looking at race and ethnicity in a wide variety of historical, country-specific contexts, including Asia, Latin America, Europe, Oceania and North America. In addition, the book also includes analysis on the indigenous populations of the Americas. The book first offers comparative accounts of ethnic statistics. It compares and empirically tests two perspectives for understanding national ethnic enumeration practices in a global context based on national census questionnaires and population registration forms for over 200 countries between 1990 to 2006. Next, the book explores enumeration and identity politics with chapters that cover the debate on ethnic and racial statistics in France, ethnic and linguistic categories in Quebec, Brazilian ethnoracial classification and affirmative action policies and the Hispanic/Latino identity and the United States census. The third, and final, part of the book examines measurement issues and competing claims. It explores such issues as the complexity of measuring diversity using Malaysia as an example, social inequalities and indigenous populations in Mexico and the demographic explosion of aboriginal populations in Canada from 1986 to 2006. Overall, the book sheds light on four main questions: should ethnic groups be counted, how should they be counted, who is and who is not counted and what are the political and economic incentives for counting. It will be of interest to all students of race, ethnicity, identity, and immigration. In addition, researchers as well as policymakers will find useful discussions and insights for a better understanding of the complexity of categorization and related political and policy challeng