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E-Learning and Education for Sustainability

by Walter Leal Filho, Sandra S. Caeiro & Ulisses Miranda Azeiteiro Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

This book discusses the use of e-learning in the progresses towards Sustainable Development (SD) or Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Almost three decades after the concept of sustainable development...


Water, Towns and People

by Urszula Sowina & Justyna Woldanska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 18, 2015)

The book describes the functions of water in Polish towns from the late Middle Ages to the beginning of the Early-Modern Era against a wide European background. It presents the issue of water supply in the context...


Shrinking Cities: Effects on Urban Ecology and Challenges for Urban Development

by Marcel Langner & Wilfried Endlicher Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 15, 2014)

Cities in industrialised countries have grown over time, yet shrinkage of cities occurs in many regions. This process has many impacts on urban ecology, which can be observed on urban brownfield sites in particular....


Diffusion of Renewable Energy Technologies

by Christian Friebe Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 19, 2014)

By analysing the context of emerging and developing countries, the author explores the private sector perspective on renewable energy diffusion. The evaluation of two technology case studies, namely wind farms...


The Kaiserslautern Borderland

by Jörg Zorbach Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

The area around the German city of Kaiserslautern – or K-Town in American parlance – is home to approximately 50,000 Americans who live within the Kaiserslautern Military Community, the largest organized...


Democratising the Museum

by Pille Runnel & Pille Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2014)

Democratising the museum is a collection of articles reflecting upon the problem of how participation, technologically mediated or not, can support the museum in the process of becoming more accessible. The...


Journalism in Change

by Gunnar Nygren & Boguslawa Dobek-Ostrowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 24, 2015)

Media developments change journalism all over the world. But are the changes the same in different media systems? How is professionalization influenced by the constant growth of a network society and social...


Politics and Slum Upgrading in Kenya

by George M. Kiyu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 09, 2014)

Why was the slum upgrading project in Kibera, Kenya, facing resistance? This study uses both qualitative and quantitative methods in data collection to reveal that politics revolving around the interests of...


Modeling Technoscience and Nanotechnology Assessment

by Ewa Binczyk & Tomasz Stepien Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 10, 2014)

This book is presented by two authors who worked in close cooperation. The first part is written by Ewa Binczyk and discusses various postulates that have been formulated in response to the problem of the unwanted...


Agriculture and Food in the 21 st  Century

by Joachim Hesse & Monika Hartmann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 15, 2014)

This Festschrift in honour of Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. P. Michael Schmitz covers theoretical as well as empirical works on challenges prevailing in the food and agricultural sector. Discussions of conflicts between...


The Yearbook on History and Interpretation of Phenomenology 2013

by Anton Vydra Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2014)

The main topic of the volume encompasses three areas of phenomenological research: person, subject, and organism. These three topics are interrelated in various ways. On the one hand, the question is Husserlian...


Rural Poverty Determinants in the Remote Rural Areas of Kyrgyzstan

by Kanat Tilekeyev Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 08, 2014)

This book is a study about rural poverty in the remote rural area of Kyrgyzstan. It analyses the linkage of poverty with the limits of production frontier efficiency of the rural households in the selected area....


Kompetenz im Studium und in der Arbeitswelt- Competence in Higher Education and the Working Environment

by Frank Musekamp & Georg Spöttl Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 02, 2015)

Gute Lehre an Hochschulen hat in den vergangenen Jahren erheblich an Bedeutung gewonnen. Dies gilt angesichts hoher Studienabbruchquoten insbesondere in den Ingenieurswissenschaften. Um die Effekte guter Lehre...


The Science and Religion Dialogue

by Michael Welker Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 28, 2014)

This book documents the conference on The Science and Religion Dialogue: Past and Future, held at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, October 25-29, 2012. The conference commemorated the 100th anniversary...


The Impact of Climate Change on Sub-Sahara Africa

by Chukwuemeka Christopher Opara & Bernard Palmer Kfuban Yerima Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

While global warming and its consequences on humanity are being fiercely debated at the global scale, deliberate and pragmatic reflections on the subject in Sub-Sahara Africa remain muted, though this phenomenon...


Causal Ubiquity in Quantum Physics

by Raphael Neelamkavil Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (October 27, 2014)

A fixed highest criterial velocity (of light) in STR (special theory of relativity) is a convention for a layer of physical inquiry. QM (Quantum Mechanics) avoids action-at-a-distance using this concept, but...


The Economics of International Environmental Cooperation

by Tomasz Zylicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 20, 2015)

The Economics of International Environmental Cooperation looks at environmental issues calling for international cooperation, such as river management, transboundary air pollution and climate. It analyses methods...


The Mutual Assistance and Solidarity Clauses

by Antonio-Maria Martino Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 26, 2014)

The Mutual Assistance and Solidarity Clauses is the first comprehensive comparative analysis of two major innovations introduced by the Lisbon Treaty. Antonio-Maria Martino’s study focuses on the origins,...


Introduction to Many-Facet Rasch Measurement

by Thomas Eckes Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 28, 2015)

Since the early days of performance assessment, human ratings have been subject to various forms of error and bias. Expert raters often come up with different ratings for the very same performance and it seems...


The New Politics of Global Academic Mobility and Migration

by Régis Machart & Fred Dervin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 02, 2014)

This book brings together recent research on Global Academic Mobility and Migration (GAMM) from a variety of perspectives and contexts. There is now a widespread consensus that most countries and world regions...


Assessment of Pesticide Use Reduction Strategies for Thai Highland Agriculture

by Christian Grovermann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 09, 2015)

This study combines econometrics and agent-based modelling to evaluate the impacts of a range of pesticide use reduction strategies in the context of Thai highland agriculture. Pesticide productivity and pesticide...


Economy in Romania and the Need for Optimization of Agricultural Production Structures

by Jean Vasile Andrei & Gheorghe H. Popescu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 25, 2014)

Agriculture represents a basic economic sector for Romanian economy with major implication on a large part of inland population. The accession to the EU has imposed major changes to the Romanian agricultural...


Empirical Methods in Language Studies

by Krzysztof Kosecki & Janusz Badio Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 28, 2015)

«Empirical Methods in Language Studies» presents 22 papers employing a broad range of empirical methods in the analysis of various aspects of language and communication. The individual texts offer contributions...


Privatisation of Planning Powers and Urban Infrastructure- Privatisierung von Planung und staedtischen Infrastrukturen

by Stephan Mitschang Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 23, 2014)

This book grew out of the sixth annual meeting of the Platform of Experts in Planning Law held in Lisbon in October 2012. The book’s chapters illustrate the evolution of this unique comparative land use planning...


Do I Have an Environmental Disease?

by Walter Wortberg Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 20, 2015)

Despite new scientific possibilities in diagnostics and therapy, chronic diseases – including cancer – continue to increase dramatically. This is not only a threat to peoples’ health, but also a financial...


Dyslexia and Traumatic Experiences

by Evelin Witruk, Shally Novita, Yumi Lee & Dian Sari Utami Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 13, 2016)

This book focuses on dyslexia and traumatic experiences. It strives towards fostering a scientific exchange that promotes emergence of synergy effects and real progress in the understanding of dyslexia, psychological...


The Social Side of Tourism: The Interface between Tourism, Society, and the Environment

by Bernd Eisenstein, Michael Lück & Jan Velvin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 13, 2015)

The International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT) covers various areas of research. ICNT’s third book offers insights of tourism experts with a wide range of interest and expertise...


Physics without Metaphysics?

by Raphael Neelamkavil Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 02, 2015)

This study discusses the substance-tradition from Aristotle to Kant, Gödel, Quine, Strawson, Armstrong and others, the concept of matter and causation in quantum physics, Being-thinking from Aristotle to Heidegger,...


Studies in the Methodology of Science

by Igor Hanzel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (November 27, 2015)

The book discusses methodological issues relating to the philosophy of science and the natural and social sciences. It reconstructs the methods of measurement and scientific explanation, the relation of data,...


Social sciences via network analysis and computation

by Tadej Kanduc Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 04, 2015)

In recent years information and communication technologies have gained significant importance in the social sciences. Because there is such rapid growth of knowledge, methods and computer infrastructure, research...


Modernity and Destining of Technological Being

by Temple Davis Okoro Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 16, 2016)

Facing Heidegger’s critique of modern technology, the author analyses the question of technology and ethical responsibility and the call for reflexivity towards technology. He examines Heidegger‘s thoughts...


Bio-Based Energy, Rural Livelihoods and Energy Security in Ethiopia

by Dawit Guta Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 04, 2015)

This study explores issues of biomass energy use in relation to household welfare and it assesses Ethiopia’s future energy security with a focus on long-term model of the energy sector, and institutional arrangements...


Environmental Problems Globally

by Daniel Lachmann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 22, 2016)

Human behavior causes environmental problems which, in turn, affect people and whole societies. The author elaborates the role of the public in the discourse about environmental protection. As the public consists...


Philosophy and Logic of Quantum Physics

by Jan Philipp Dapprich & Annika Schuster Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 18, 2015)

The book investigates the ontology and logic of quantum physics. The first part discusses the relationship of theory and observation and different views on the ontological status of scientific theories. It introduces...


Coping with Uncertainty

by Kamil Wielecki Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 18, 2015)

Petty trade helped vast numbers of people to survive the crisis faced by post-Soviet Russia. The book analyses how this survival technique was carried out in practice. On the basis of his fieldwork research,...


Gene Doping – The Future of Doping?

by Swen Körner, Stefanie Schardien, Birte Steven-Vitense & Steffen Albach et al. Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 16, 2016)

Gene doping is regarded as the form of performance enhancement in elite sports with the greatest potential which also raises issues for all of society that transcend competitive sport. This book brings together...


The Private Sector and the Marginalized Poor

by Christine Husmann Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 20, 2016)

The book examines the role that the private sector can play in reducing poverty and marginality in Ethiopia by providing improved agricultural inputs to marginalized poor farmers. By creating a marginality map...


Anthroposophy and Science

by Peter Heusser Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 16, 2016)

This book is the first thorough introduction into the scientific basis of anthroposophy and anthroposophical medicine in the context of academic science. On a sound epistemological basis and in the context of...


50 Years of Language Experiments with Great Apes

by Igor Hanzel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 31, 2017)

The book approaches the language experiments with great apes performed in the last 50 years from the point of view of logical semantics, speech act theory, and philosophy of the social sciences based on the...


Reconstructing Wonder

by Timothy Weatherstone Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 17, 2017)

The book uses scientific discipline of chemistry to inform a Natural Theology. While Natural Theology typically employs scientific analysis from Cosmology, Physics, Mathematics and at times Biology the author...


Musica Mathematica

by Rima Povilioniene Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 13, 2017)

The concept of «musica mathematica» seeks to accurately examine the intersection of two seemingly radically different subject areas. From the perspective of a European perception, the definition of the science...


Translation Studies and Translation Practice: Proceedings of the 2nd International TRANSLATA Conference, 2014

by Andy Stauder, Michael Ustaszewski & Lew N. Zybatow Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (February 01, 2017)

TRANSLATA II was the second in a series of triennial conferences on Translation and Interpreting Studies, held at the University of Innsbruck. The series is conceptualized as a forum for Translation Studies...


Translation Studies and Translation Practice: Proceedings of the 2nd International TRANSLATA Conference, 2014

by Andy Stauder, Michael Ustaszewski & Lew N. Zybatow Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 02, 2017)

TRANSLATA II was the second in a series of triennial conferences on Translation and Interpreting Studies, held at the University of Innsbruck. The series is conceptualized as a forum for Translation Studies...


Symmetry Breaking and Symmetry Restoration

by Szymon J. Napierala Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 18, 2017)

This book treats the faculty of language as part of the Universe subject to physical laws. It presents phenomena from syntax and semantics in the interdisciplinary context. The author analyses the origin of...


Information Society and its Manifestations: Economy, Politics, Culture

by Borut Roncevic & Matevž Tomšic Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 15, 2016)

The book provides a compilation of idiosyncratic manifestations of information society in techno-economic, political and cultural spheres. The contributors focus on the increasing complexity within information...


Intermarriage in Transylvania, 1895–2010

by Ioan Bolovan & Luminita Dumanescu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 29, 2017)

This book reconstructs the perceptions about mixed marriages across generations, starting from a detailed analysis of the statistical background and a description of this phenomenon in the historical past, and...


International Perspectives on Destination Management and Tourist Experiences

by Jarmo Ritalahti, Alexander Scherer & Michael Lück Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 22, 2016)

The International Competence Network of Tourism Research and Education (ICNT) covers various areas of research. ICNT’s fourth book offers insights of tourism experts with a wide range of interest and expertise...


Bach and Tuning

by Johnny Reinhard Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (September 26, 2016)

Bach and Tuning is strictly concerned with the identification of a historically accurate tuning paradigm that applies to the great majority of Johann Sebastian Bach’s music. Once Bach has his personal tuning...


Utopian Discourses Across Cultures

by Marina Brambilla, Valentina Crestani & Miriam Bait Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (August 05, 2016)

The term Utopia, coined by Thomas More in 1516, contains an inherent semantic ambiguity: it could be read as eu topos (good place) or ou topos (no place). The authors of this volume analyze this polysemous notion...