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Entrepreneurship: Ideas in Action

by Cynthia L. Greene

ENTREPRENEURSHIP: IDEAS IN ACTION takes students step-by-step through the entire process of starting and running a business. Creating a business plan is covered extensively, and a business plan project is part of every chapter. Each chapter ends with a Case Study and a BPA, DECA, or FBLA Prep to help students prepare for competitive events. Highlights of real entrepreneurs' pitfalls present the realities of entrepreneurial challenges. Loaded with activities, updated computer applications, new Internet activities, and an enhanced Web site, this text helps students launch their business ideas.

Entrepreneurship: Ideas in Action

by Cynthia L. Greene

It's well known today that becoming a business owner is a career option. ENTREPRENEURSHIP: IDEAS IN ACTION 5E provides you with the knowledge needed to realistically evaluate your potential as a business owner. This text encourages you to examine all the major steps involved in starting a new business: Ownership, Strategy, Finance, and Marketing. As you complete the chapters, you develop a business plan and learn what it takes to get an entrepreneurial venture off to a good start. Market research, budgeting, selecting a business location, and financing the business are covered using real-life examples that you can easily relate to. Information on online research, including online business planning, is also included.

Entrepreneurship in Latin America

by Eduardo Lora Francesca Castellani

This book looks at both the potential and limits of policies to promote entrepreneurship as an important vehicle for social mobility in Latin America and the Caribbean. Who are the region's entrepreneurs? They tend to be middle-aged males with secondary and, often, tertiary education who represent only a small segment of the economically-active population in the six countries considered in this book. They come from families in which a parent is, or was, an entrepreneur. In fact, a parent's occupation is more important in the decision to become an entrepreneur than a parent's wealth, income or education. Middle class entrepreneurship tends to dominate the sample in part since this is the majority class in society. However, as a percentage of each social class, entrepreneurship tends to be higher in the upper class, followed by the middle and lower classes. Entrepreneurs concentrate in micro-enterprises with fewer than five employees. They enjoy greater social mobility than employees and the self-employed, but this mobility is not always in the upward direction. Entrepreneurs face multiple obstacles including stifling bureaucracy, burdensome tax procedures, and lack of financing, human capital, technological skills, and supportive networks. The support of family and friends, and a modicum of social capital, help them cope with these obstacles to entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship: Successfully Launching New Ventures, Fourth Edition

by R. Duane Ireland Bruce R. Barringer

'Entrepreneurship' introduces readers to the process of entrepreneurial success and shows them how to be effective every step of the way.

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by Wendell Berry

In this gathering of work from the past fifteen years, Wendell Berry offers poems of remembrance and regeneration, celebrating life's complexities from the domestic to the eternal.

The Entropy Effect (Star Trek)

by Vonda N. Mcintyre

The U.S.S. EnterpriseTM is summoned to transport a dangerous criminal from Starbase prison to a rehabilitation center, the brilliant physicist Dr. Georges Mordreaux, accused of promising to send people back in time -- then killing them instead. But there's more at stake than just a few lives. For Mordreaux's experiments have somehow thrown the entire universe into a deadly time warp. All of existence is closing in on itself -- and only Spock can stop the Entropy Effect.

@ The Entry Level: On Survival, Success, & Your Calling As A Young Professional

by Michael Ball

Cash, Coercion, Cons, Whatever it takes to get unsuspecting grads to sign that offer letter, Corporate America is game. Because once it's finally plain that the entry level, in fact, is a hellish and demeaning place of grunt-work, brown-nosing, and mental drool, the ink's already dry and the newbies in bed. Way in, what with the pressure to keep post-college resumes stocked with "respectable" Fortune 500 firms. Instead, most early-stage workers end burying their dreams underneath their paycheck, suffering quietly through the frustration, depression, and thoughts of beating their manager with a stick. No more. @ The Entry Level is designed to lead you through the psychologies, philosophies, and strategies for succeeding in business' basement, but with the single-minded purpose of finding the work you were made to do. It's the first book ever to dispel the myths, whisper the tricks, and supply the tools to help you as a young professional: *Manage the transition from college to work *Negotiate the Entry Level Rite of Passage Navigate office politics and build your personal brand *Earn the promotion or transfer with the right fit *Locate a sturdy work - life balance *Uncover your values to make intelligent, healthy career decisions *Gain the courage to follow your passion and find your calling Further taking a hard look at the seduction of money, the silliness of company loyalty, and the side-effects of waiting until midlife to figure out what your job should mean, this is the indispensable guide for career freshmen seeking a deeper, richer working life. And for those who just need to keep breathing. Michael Ball is the founder and CEO of Career Freshman Company, an organization dedicated to helping young professionals discover success, passion, and fulfillment in their work. A disillusioned Big Five (now Four) consulting veteran and Silicon Valley startup survivor, he's found his own calling as an author, speaker, and career coach to college students and corporate grunts. He lives in Los Angeles.

Entwined

by Cherie Colyer

Only a few months after embracing her magical powers, defeating a dark witch at her high school, and banishing a faerie prince back to his realm, sixteen-year-old Madison Riley is back in book three of the Embrace series--and doing the bidding of a demon. She has no choice but to do so if she wants him to honor the deal they made at his crossroads territory to save the life of someone she loves. Twenty years of service to a creature of hell is a big price, but it sure beats the alternative: selling her soul. But life gets complicated when you're the beck-and-call witch of a crossroad demon. Caden, the demon she serves, wants to become master of Death Himself, and he has the means to do it as long as Madison helps him find all the pieces of an enchanted "binding" necklace. It's up to Madison and her coven to foil his plans, but Caden's intentions aren't entirely evil--and the kisses he seals his deals with aren't too bad either. As Caden's motives test Madison's trust, his shameful flirting tries her boyfriend Isaac's patience. But being caught in a love triangle with two supernatural hotties is perhaps the least of her concerns when the coven's interference in Caden's plot might just cost Madison her life and unleash hell on earth.

Entwined With You (Crossfire #3)

by Sylvia Day

"From the moment I first met Gideon Cross, I recognized something in him that I needed. Something I couldn't resist. I also saw the dangerous and damaged soul inside; so much like my own. I was drawn to it. I needed him as surely as I needed my heart to beat. No one knows how much he risked for me. How much I'd been threatened, or just how dark and desperate the shadow of our pasts would become. Entwined by our secrets, we tried to defy the odds. We made our own rules and surrendered completely to the exquisite power of possession."

The Envelope

by Andrew Stevenson

Twelve years after his classic travel narrative Annapurna Circuit Andrew Stevenson returns alone once again to the Himalayas on a deeply personal quest, a journey both corporal and spiritual. Narrowly escaping paralysis after shattering his spine in a motorbike accident weeks after his younger brother's untimely death, Stevenson's hike up to Everest Base Camp is as much introspective passage of healing as intriguing depiction of his fellow backpackers and the Sherpa people. Lying in a hospital bed in a morphine-induced state of hallucination after his accident, Stevenson promises himself to go back to the Himalayas, to heal. Five months after his mishap, and against all the odds, this recuperative solitary climb into high mountain valleys provides a spectacular backdrop to an emotional acknowledgment and acceptance of a lost sibling. Interlaced with the hardships of pushing to the edge of personal physical endurance and beyond, The Envelope: Walking up to Everest Base Camp is a richly rewarding read on every level.

Envious Casca (Inspector Hemingway #2)

by Georgette Heyer

'Tis the season-to be dead. . . A holiday party takes on a sinister aspect when the colorful assortment of guests discovers there is a killer in their midst. The owner of the substantial estate, that old Scrooge Nathaniel Herriard, is found stabbed in the back. While the delicate matter of inheritance could be the key to this crime, the real conundrum is how any of the suspects could have entered a locked room to commit the foul deed. For Inspector Hemingway of Scotland Yard, the investigation is complicated by the fact that every guest is hiding something-throwing all of their testimony into question and casting suspicion far and wide. The clever and daring crime will mystify readers, yet the answer is in plain sight all along. . . Praise for Georgette Heyer:"Miss Heyer's characters and dialogue are an abiding delight to me. . . I have seldom met people to whom I have taken so violent a fancy from the word 'Go'. " - Dorothy L. Sayers"A writer of great wit and style. " - Daily Telegraph"Ms. Heyer is one of the most entertaining writers I have ever ready. " - Reading Extravaganza"Miss Heyer has the delightful talent of blending humor with mystery. " - Boston Evening Transcript Georgette Heyerwrote over fifty books, including Regency Romances, mysteries, and historical fiction. Her barrister husband Ronald Rougier, provided many of the plots for her detective novels, which are classic English country house mysteries reminiscent of Agatha Christie. Heyer was legendary for her research, historical accuracy, inventive plots, and sparkling characterizations.

The Environment

by Michael O'Rourke William P. Kabasenche Matthew H. Slater

Philosophical reflections on the environment began with early philosophers' invocation of a cosmology that mixed natural and supernatural phenomena. Today, the central philosophical problem posed by the environment involves not what it can teach us about ourselves and our place in the cosmic order but rather how we can understand its workings in order to make better decisions about our own conduct regarding it. The resulting inquiry spans different areas of contemporary philosophy, many of which are represented by the fifteen original essays in this volume. The contributors first consider conceptual problems generated by rapid advances in biology and ecology, examining such topics as ecological communities, adaptation, and scientific consensus. The contributors then turn to epistemic and axiological issues, first considering philosophical aspects of environmental decision making and then assessing particular environmental policies (largely relating to climate change), including reparations, remediation, and nuclear power, from a normative perspective.

Environment (7th Edition)

by Linda R. Berg Peter H. Raven David M. Hassenzahl

Offering a more concise resource for environmental scientists, this seventh edition explores important environmental issues and shows how to apply this information on the job. It focuses on a systems approach, presenting a framework for thinking about environmental science.

The Environment and You

by Norman Christensen

Welcome to a new introductory environmental science book that offers students a reliable science foundation and inspires them to connect the course to the choices they can make as citizens. It's about science-informed by decades of careful research by generations of scientists and presented in a manner non-science majors understand. It's about solutions--offering a fresh alternative to "doom and gloom" by emphasizing problem solving and scalable solutions so students can make more informed choices on actions to support the well-being of humans and the planet. It's about today's students--making navigating information, focusing, and learning easier for a wide range of students. It's written by a world-class scientist and dedicated teacher--author Norm Christensen was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, is founding dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment, and has served as president of the Ecological Society of America. He is also a gifted teacher who has taught the introductory environmental science course for over 15 years and won a Distinguished Teaching Award. This package contains: The Environment and You

The Environment: Its Role in Psychosocial Functioning and Psychotherapy

by Carolyn Saari

Saari posits that human beings may first construct a picture of their immediate environment and then construct their identity within that environment. She argues that the psychotherapeutic profession must extend its range to include socio-cultural-economic factors and she includes ample case studies to support her position.

Environment: Our Impact on the Earth

by National Geographic Learning

This book covers many issues regarding the planet and humans' contributions to its environmental issues and discusses ways that humans are trying to preserve the planets resources and species, find new ways to recycle those resources, and help each other. .

Environment, Scarcity, and Violence

by Thomas F. Homer-Dixon

The Earth's human population is expected to pass eight billion by the year 2025, while rapid growth in the global economy will spur ever increasing demands for natural resources. The world will consequently face growing scarcities of such vital renewable resources as cropland, fresh water, and forests. Thomas Homer-Dixon argues in this sobering book that these environmental scarcities will have profound social consequences--contributing to insurrections, ethnic clashes, urban unrest, and other forms of civil violence, especially in the developing world.Homer-Dixon synthesizes work from a wide range of international research projects to develop a detailed model of the sources of environmental scarcity. He refers to water shortages in China, population growth in sub-Saharan Africa, and land distribution in Mexico, for example, to show that scarcities stem from the degradation and depletion of renewable resources, the increased demand for these resources, and/or their unequal distribution. He shows that these scarcities can lead to deepened poverty, large-scale migrations, sharpened social cleavages, and weakened institutions. And he describes the kinds of violence that can result from these social effects, arguing that conflicts in Chiapas, Mexico and ongoing turmoil in many African and Asian countries, for instance, are already partly a consequence of scarcity.Homer-Dixon is careful to point out that the effects of environmental scarcity are indirect and act in combination with other social, political, and economic stresses. He also acknowledges that human ingenuity can reduce the likelihood of conflict, particularly in countries with efficient markets, capable states, and an educated populace. But he argues that the violent consequences of scarcity should not be underestimated--especially when about half the world's population depends directly on local renewables for their day-to-day well-being. In the next decades, he writes, growing scarcities will affect billions of people with unprecedented severity and at an unparalleled scale and pace.Clearly written and forcefully argued, this book will become the standard work on the complex relationship between environmental scarcities and human violence.

Environment: The Science Behind the Stories

by Scott R. Brennan Jay Withgott

"Environment: The Science Behind the Stories" is an introductory textbook that uses case studies and real data to demonstrate the role of science in identifying and solving pressing environmental problems. The book integrates case studies into the body of the text to provide a contextual framework for the science readers are learning. With only 22 chapters, this book avoids the encyclopedic approach of other textbooks on the market. A panoramic view of environmental science and issues, including the important policy, economic, and ethical issues behind the scientific ones. For college instructors, students, and anyone interested in environmental science and issues.

Environment: The Science Behind the Stories (Second Edition)

by Scott Brennan Jay Withgott

"Environment: The Science Behind the Stories" is an introductory textbook that uses case studies and real data to demonstrate the role of science in identifying and solving pressing environmental problems. The book integrates case studies into the body of the text to provide a contextual framework for the science readers are learning. With only 22 chapters, this book avoids the encyclopedic approach of other textbooks on the market. A panoramic view of environmental science and issues, including the important policy, economic, and ethical issues behind the scientific ones. For college instructors, students, and anyone interested in environmental science and issues.

Environmental Archaeology

by Myra Shackley Elizabeth Reitz

One of the most significant developments in archaeology in recent years is the emergence of its environmental branch: the study of humans' interactions with their natural surroundings over long periods, and of organic remains instead of the artifacts and household items generally associated with sites. With the current attention paid to human responsibility for environmental change, this innovative field is recognized by scientists, conservation and heritage managers, and policymakers worldwide. In this context comes Environmental Archaeology by Elizabeth Reitz and Myra Shackley, updating the seminal 1981 text Environmental Archaeology by Myra Shackley. Rigorously detailed yet concise and accessible, this volume surveys the complex and technical field of environmental archaeology for researchers interested in the causes, consequences, and potential future impact of environmental change and archaeology. Its coverage acknowledges the multiple disciplines involved in the field, expanding the possibilities for using environmental data from archaeological sites in enriching related disciplines and improving communication among them. Introductory chapters explain the processes involved in the formation of sites, introduce research designs and field methods, and walk the reader through biological classifications before focusing on the various levels of biotic and abiotic materials found at sites, including:Sediments and soils.Viruses, bacteria, archaea, protists, and fungi.Bryophytes and vascular plants. Wood, charcoal, stems, leaves, and roots. Spores, pollen, and other microbotanical remains. Arthropods, molluscs, echinoderms, and vertebrates. Stable isotopes, elements, and biomolecules.The updated Environmental Archaeology is a major addition to the resource library of archaeologists, environmentalists, historians, researchers, policymakers--anyone involved in studying, managing, or preserving historical sites. The updated Environmental Archaeology is a major addition to the resource library of archaeologists, environmentalists, historians, researchers, policymakers--anyone involved in studying, managing, or preserving historical sites

Environmental Biology

by Mike Calver

Environmental Biology offers a fresh, problem-solving treatment of the topic for students requiring a biology background before further study in environmental science, sustainable development or environmental engineering. It begins with an environmental theme that carries through the text, using three major case studies with a regional focus. Key foundational knowledge is introduced and developed as the text progresses, with students encouraged to integrate their accumulated learning to reach solutions. A comprehensive coverage of scientific method, including field experimentation and field techniques, is an important part of the approach. While emphasising the environmental theme, the book introduces all facets of the biology discipline, including cell biology, evolution, ecology, conservation and restoration. There are over 500 line drawings, diagrams and photos throughout, including full-colour sections, and each chapter includes summaries and comprehensive questions. The accompanying online Instructors' Resource includes multiple-choice questions, 'Test your knowledge' solutions and video footage.

Environmental Biotechnology

by Lawrence K. Wang Yung-Tse Hung Joo-Hwa Tay Volodymyr Ivanov

Volume 10: Environmental Biotechnology in the Handbook of Environmental Engineering series presents the theories and principles of various environmental biotechnologies. This outstanding collection of science information is designed as a basic Environmental Biotechnology textbook as well as a reference book for scientists, researchers, educators, and engineers. The book's expert panel of authors provides an introduction at a wide range of topics, including sanitary microbiology, microbial systematics, ecology, microbial metabolism, life support systems, solid-state processes and reactors, value-added biotechnology products, anaerobic processes, membrane bioreactors, space life support systems, biospherics, natural environmental systems, aerobic and anoxic biotechnologies, sequencing batch reactors, and flotation biological systems. Volume 10: Environmental Biotechnology and its sister book - Volume 11: Environmental Bioengineering - are indispensable as both basic biotechnology textbooks and comprehensive reference books for all environmentalists. Another gold-standard addition to The Humana Press series, Volume 10: Environmental Biotechnology gives readers a cutting-edge illustration of the theories and principles of biotechnologies, systems, processes, and methodologies. Coverage of basic and advanced environmental biotechnologies, systems, methodologies, and processes. Emphasis on detailed descriptions, introductions, theories, principles, classifications, and mechanisms of microbiology, ecology, life support systems, and biological processes. Reference of practical use to scientists, researchers, educators and engineers. Contents Environmental biotechnology, microbiology, microbial systematics, ecology, metabolism, life support systems, solid-state processes and reactors, value-added biotechnology products, anaerobic suspended biological processes, membrane bioreactors, closed ecological systems, space life support systems, biospherics, natural environmental biotechnologies, aerobic processes, anoxic processes, suspended-growth processed, attached-growth processes, and flotation biological systems.

Environmental Contamination, Biotechnology, and the Law: The Impact of Emerging Genomic Information

by Robert Pool

A report on Environmental Contamination, Biotechnology, and the Law

Environmental Degradation in Jacobean Drama

by Bruce Boehrer

In Environmental Degradation in Jacobean Drama, Bruce Boehrer provides the first general history of the Shakespearean stage to focus primarily on ecological issues. Early modern English drama was conditioned by the environmental events of the cities and landscapes within which it developed. Boehrer introduces Jacobean London as the first modern European metropolis in an England beset by problems of overpopulation; depletion of resources and species; land, water and air pollution; disease and other health-related issues; and associated changes in social behavior and cultural output. In six chapters he discusses the work of the most productive and influential playwrights of the day: Shakespeare, Jonson, Middleton, Fletcher, Dekker and Heywood, exploring the strategies by which they made sense of radical ecological change in their drama. In the process, Boehrer sketches out these playwrights' differing responses to environmental issues and traces their legacy for later literary formulations of green consciousness.

Environmental Economics

by Iain L. Fraser Alfred Endres

This intermediate-level undergraduate textbook in environmental economics builds on the microeconomics courses students take in their first year. It intentionally does not survey the whole field or present every possible topic. Instead, there is a clear focus on the theory of environmental policy and its practical applications. Most of the applied parts of the book deal with the economics of environmental policy in the European Union and in the United States. The book combines basic environmental economic analysis, such as the internalization of externalities, with recent developments in this field, including induced technical change and coalition theory. Moreover, topics from daily policy debates such as global warming are put into economic perspective. This is done in an intelligible form for advanced undergraduate students of economics, business administration and related fields. Each part of the book contains a set of exercises and suggested solutions.

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