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adaptingAdapting to climate change in Eastern Europe and Central Asia [Text] / M. Fay, R. I. Block, J. Ebinger. - Washington : The World Bank, 2010. - 180 p. : табл., il. - Текст на английском языке. - ISBN 978-0-8213-8131-1
The climate is changing and many Eastern European and Central Asia (ECA) countries are vulnerable to the consequences. Many countries are facing warmer temperatures, a changing hydrology and more extremes, droughts, floods, heat waves, windstorms, and forest fires. Already the frequency and cost of natural disasters have risen dramatically in the region. And the concentration of greenhouse gases already in the atmosphere guarantees that similar or greater changes are yet to come, even if the world completely stopped emitting carbon dioxide. Now, and at least for the near future, ECA vulnerability is being driven more by its existing sensitivity than by the severity of the climate impacts. In fact, ECA already suffers from a serious adaptation deficit even to its current climate. This derives from a combination of socioeconomic factors and the Soviet legacy of environmental mismanagement. This report presents an overview of what adaptation to climate change might mean for ECA. It starts with a discussion of emerging best practice adaptation planning around the world and a review of the latest climate projections. The report then discusses possible actions to improve resilience organized around impacts on natural resources (water, biodiversity, and the coastal environment), health, the 'unbuilt' environment (agriculture and forestry), and the built environment (infrastructure and housing). The last chapter concludes with a discussion of two areas in great need of strengthening given the changing climate: disaster preparedness and hydrometeorological services.


saferSafer Homes, Stronger Communities [Text] : A Handbook for Reconstructing after Natural Disasters. - Washington : The World Bank, 2010. - 370 p. - Glossary : p. 361-366. - Index : p. 367-370. - ISBN 978-0-8213-8045-1
Best practices in post-disaster housing and community reconstruction are constantly evolving. Technology is changing how reconstruction is done, as is the frequency and severity of the disasters themselves. Reconstruction projects are increasingly focused on the need to reduce future risks by ensuring that what is rebuilt is safer and more disaster-resilient than what was there before. The expanding role of communities in managing community reconstruction, with financial and technical assistance from government, is another way reconstruction is changing. Safer Homes, Stronger Communities: A Handbook for Reconstructing after Natural Disasters provides advice on how to ensure that reconstruction empowers communities to rebuild, and gives them the support they need to build back in a way that the risk of future disasters is greatly reduced. Written for policy makers and project managers engaged in major housing and community reconstruction programs, the handbook provides guidance on the roles and responsibilities of various actors, and explains what the scope of a reconstruction policy should be and how decisions in each aspect of reconstruction contribute to larger reconstruction goals. For project managers who will be charged with implementing reconstruction policy, the handbook provides guidance on the options that should be considered in each aspect of reconstruction, and examples of where they have been used in other reconstruction projects. It includes more than one hundred short case studies collected from global experts with recent experience in housing reconstruction, that illustrate how the policies and practical ideas have been used on the ground. It also includes links to extensive technical information on the topics covered by the handbook.

showmeShow me how [Изоматериал] : 500 things you should know. Instructions for life from the everyday to the exotic / D. Fagerstrom, L. Smith. - New York : Collins design, 2008. - 493 p. : цв.ил. - ISBN 978-0-06166257-7
Show Me How is a revolutionary reimagining of the reference genre, one part how-to guide, one part graphic art showpiece, and one  part pure inspiration. In a series of 500 nearly wordless, highly informative step-by-step procedurals, readers learn how to do hundreds of useful (and fascinating and important and sometimes downright bizarre) tasks, including: Perform CPR, dance the tango, pack a suitcase, win a bar bet, play the blues, make authentic sushi rolls, fight a shark . . . and 493 more essentials of modern life. Packed with useful hands-on reference material, Show Me How is a work of art that just happens to also be an indispensable real-life resource.

waterDevelopment and Climate Change [Text] : world development report : 2010. - Washington : The World Bank, 2010. - 417 p. - ISBN 978-0-8213-7987-5
Today's enormous development challenges are complicated by the reality of climate change the two are inextricably linked and together demand immediate attention. Climate change threatens all countries, but particularly developing ones. Understanding what climate change means for development policy is the central aim of the World Development Report 2010. It explores how public policy can change to better help people cope with new or worsened risks, how land and water management must adapt to better protect a threatened natural environment while feeding an expanding and more prosperous population, and how energy systems will need to be transformed. The report is an urgent call for action, both for developing countries who are striving to ensure policies are adapted to the realities and dangers of a hotter planet, and for high-income countries who need to undertake ambitious mitigation while supporting developing countries efforts. A climate-smart world is within reach if we act now to tackle the substantial inertia in the climate, in infrastructure, and in behaviors and institutions; if we act together to reconcile needed growth with prudent and affordable development choices; and if we act differently by investing in the needed energy revolution and taking the steps required to adapt to a rapidly changing planet. In the crowded field of climate change reports, WDR 2010 uniquely: emphasizes development takes an integrated look at adaptation and mitigation highlights opportunities in the changing competitive landscape and how to seize them proposes policy solutions grounded in analytic work and in the context of the political economy of reform

is_thereIs there an engineer inside you? [Text] : a comprehensive guide to career decisions in engineering / C. Baine. - 2nd ed. - Belmont : Professional Publications, 2002. - 193 p. : табл. - ISBN 1-59126-020-5     This book is one-of-a-kind resource that describes 27 different engineering disciplines, provides information on making the most of your education and career, includes motivating and insiring real-life success data, includes resources and contact information to help you to make the right choices. It helps develop analytical and logical thinking.



advertDo it yourself advertising and promotion [Text] : how to produce great ads, brochures, catalogs, direct mail, web sites, and more! / F. E. Hahn, K. G. Mangun . - 2nd ed. - New York : John Wiley &Sons, Ltd., 1997. - 349 p. : граф., табл. - ISBN 0-471-15443-1
This book is a step guide to the creation or supervision of the most widely used advertising and promotional activities. The book works equally well as a blueprint for the do-it-yourself, amateur or professional, or as a checklist for managers and supervisors. Ordinary English used as much as possible. Each chapter covers a specific type of activity or project and is complete in itself.