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Organised by the International Energy Agency Greenhouse Gas Research and Development Programme, the International Conference on Technologies for Activities Implemented Jointly was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, May 26-29 (1997). The papers presented at the conference and published in these proceedings reflect the theme that Activities Implemented Jointly (AIJ) is a major tool to facilitate practical demonstration and development of greenhouse gas mitigation technologies. Published in a single volume under the title "Greenhouse Gas Mitigation, " the proceedings cover the following key areas: Key Note Presentations; International Initiatives; Enhancing Sinks and Stores; Maximising Joint Benefits; Improved Energy Technology; Asian Development Bank; Transport; Transmission and End Use.
In the fifth electrifying thriller featuring Will Cochrane, the Intelligence agent must solve the unsolvable: How did four international agents working on a super-secret mission die in a safe house bunker that was locked from the inside
The second edition of <i>Housekeeping Management</i> is written from a management perspective of the executive housekeeper in the lodging industry. The overarching concept of the text spotlights three major areas of expertise required for the success of lodging professionals: management of resources, administration of assets, and knowledge of technical operations. <p> The text explores the role of the housekeeping department in hotel/lodging operations, and focuses mainly on the effective communication between the housekeeping, front office, and engineering and maintenance staff. This edition will have the same focus on the management- and administration-based philosophy from the 1<sup>st</sup> Edition, but with a stronger focus on the engineering aspects of housekeeping. The book will also incorporate new concepts of energy conservation and risk management to address the latest sustainability and security trends in the industry, as well as updated information on guestroom technology.
Today, computers fulfil a dazzling array of roles, a flexibility resulting from the great range of programs that can be run on them.
A Science of Operations examines the history of what we now call programming, defined not simply as computer programming, but more broadly as the definition of the steps involved in computations and other information-processing activities. This unique perspective highlights how the history of programming is distinct from the history of the computer, despite the close relationship between the two in the 20th century. The book also discusses how the development of programming languages is related to disparate fields which attempted to give a mechanical account of language on the one hand, and a linguistic account of machines on the other.
Topics and features: covers the early development of automatic computing, including Babbage s mechanical calculating engines and the applications of punched-card technology; examines the theoretical work of mathematical logicians such as Kleene, Church, Post and Turing, and the machines built by Zuse and Aiken in the 1930s and 1940s; discusses the role that logic played in the development of the stored program computer; describes the standard model of machine-code programming popularised by Maurice Wilkes; presents the complete table for the universal Turing machine in the Appendices; investigates the rise of the initiatives aimed at developing higher-level programming notations, and how these came to be thought of as languages that could be studied independently of a machine; examines the importance of the Algol 60 language, and the framework it provided for studying the design of programming languages and the process of software development; explores the early development of object-oriented languages, with a focus on the Smalltalk project.
This fascinating text offers a new viewpoint for historians of science and technology, as well as for the general reader. The historical narrative builds the story in a clear and logical fashion, roughly following chronological order."
Table of Contents Introduction Chapter 1: BeingSatisfied Living with Less Building Foundations to a Minimal Lifestyle Chapter 2: Factors to Consider for a Minimal Lifestyle Chapter 3: Settling Down To Your New Life Letting Go of What Needs To Go Maximizing a Minimal Space Life beyond Minimal Living Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction Rarely do we see people who appreciate the beauty of simplicity. A minimalist lifestyle helps us understand the importance of coming loose from living a life being dependent on materials that we have attached ourselves into, from our mindless consumption of items that we think we need and eventually being surrounded by cluttered environment because of our nonstop purchasing that gives us pleasure.
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