On The Dual Uses Of Science And Ethics

Author: Michael J. Selgelid
Publisher: ANU E Press
ISBN: 1925021343
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Claims about the transformations enabled by modern science and medicine have been accompanied by an unsettling question in recent years: might the knowledge being produced undermine – rather than further – human and animal well being? On the Dual Uses of Science and Ethics examines the potential for the skills, know-how, information, and techniques associated with modern biology to serve contrasting ends. In recognition of the moral ambiguity of science and technology, each chapter considers steps that might be undertaken to prevent the deliberate spread of disease. Central to achieving this aim is the consideration of what role ethics might serve. To date, the ethical analysis of the themes of this volume has been limited. This book remedies this situation by bringing together contributors from a broad range of backgrounds to address a highly important ethical issue confronting humanity during the 21st century.

Push It To Move It Lessons Learned From A Career In Nuclear Project Management

Author: David Amerine
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1682892093
Size: 77.13 MB
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Amerine Book Synopsis What started out as an Ethic Will for my family and friends, then morphed into a memoire of sorts, has become a record of my experiences in the nuclear industry over a 45 year career. These experiences include recoveries of multi-billion dollar projects and changing the cultures in those organizations under a variety of very difficult circumstances. The approaches, which include successes and failures, led to a philosophy that can be applied across the industrial complex for projects, facilities, and plant organizations that find themselves in some form of exigency. Those same guidelines can be used to avoid the issues that result in those large problems. There are engineers, mid to upper-level managers, project managers, and executives who could benefit from hearing about the lessons learned in these endeavors under trying circumstances. Even though my experiences were in the Department of Energy (DOE) Nuclear Complex and the commercial nuclear industry, the approaches taken have broad application beyond those areas. Although there were technical issues at the center of each one of the troubled facilities where I was a member of the leadership team or the leader brought in to affect the recovery, the core issues were communication, accountability, and leadership. What I learned and put into practice can be of benefit to any executive, project manager, or leader of complex plants or projects regardless of the size or nature of the operation. The challenge is to infuse the organization with a sense of purpose and commitment. To do this usually requires some change from the existing culture to new thought processes. This takes vision and leadership and knowing what tools to apply and when to apply them. I was at ground zero in the nuclear industry for two major changes in human management, fitness for duty and safety conscious work environment (SCWE). The cutting edge practices put in place led the way in the industry and helped form the regulations in those areas. I discuss my experiences in the implementation and nurturing of the SCWE. There are lots of guidance (now) in Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and DOE regulations and procedures about the SCWE. However, I am not aware of any published first hand experience record of what worked and what did not work in establishing that aspect of the organization safety culture. Over the years I have had many colleagues suggest that I should document my experiences, approaches, and methods in a book or manuscript. I never had the time before I retired and the reflection on my life and philosophies for an Ethic Will led me to the conclusion that such a document of my career might be of benefit to others.

The Dodge Brothers

Author: Charles K. Hyde
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814332467
Size: 31.77 MB
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The first comprehensive biography of John and Horace Dodge and the history of their company, Dodge Brothers.

Rails Antipatterns

Author: Chad Pytel
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780132660068
Size: 10.92 MB
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The Complete Guide to Avoiding and Fixing Common Rails 3 Code and Design Problems As developers worldwide have adopted the powerful Ruby on Rails web framework, many have fallen victim to common mistakes that reduce code quality, performance, reliability, stability, scalability, and maintainability. Rails™ AntiPatterns identifies these widespread Rails code and design problems, explains why they’re bad and why they happen—and shows exactly what to do instead. The book is organized into concise, modular chapters—each outlines a single common AntiPattern and offers detailed, cookbook-style code solutions that were previously difficult or impossible to find. Leading Rails developers Chad Pytel and Tammer Saleh also offer specific guidance for refactoring existing bad code or design to reflect sound object-oriented principles and established Rails best practices. With their help, developers, architects, and testers can dramatically improve new and existing applications, avoid future problems, and establish superior Rails coding standards throughout their organizations. This book will help you understand, avoid, and solve problems with Model layer code, from general object-oriented programming violations to complex SQL and excessive redundancy Domain modeling, including schema and database issues such as normalization and serialization View layer tools and conventions Controller-layer code, including RESTful code Service-related APIs, including timeouts, exceptions, backgrounding, and response codes Third-party code, including plug-ins and gems Testing, from test suites to test-driven development processes Scaling and deployment Database issues, including migrations and validations System design for “graceful degradation” in the real world

The Biology Of Mangroves And Seagrasses

Author: Peter J. Hogarth
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191025917
Size: 15.24 MB
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Mangroves and seagrasses form extensive and highly productive ecosystems that are both biologically diverse and economically valuable. This book, now in its third edition and fully updated throughout, continues to provide a current and comprehensive introduction to all aspects of the biology and ecology of mangroves and seagrasses. Using a global range of examples and case studies, it describes the unique adaptations of these plants to their exacting environments; the rich and diverse communities of organisms that depend on mangrove forests and seagrass meadows (including tree-climbing shrimps, synchronously flashing fireflies, and 'gardening' seacows); the links between mangrove, seagrass, and other habitats; and the evolution, biodiversity, and biogeography of mangroves and seagrasses. The economic value of mangroves and seagrasses is also discussed, including approaches to rational management of these vital resources and techniques for the restoration of degraded habitats. A final chapter, new to this edition, examines the potential effects of global climate change including sea level rise. As with other titles in the Biology of Habitats Series, particular emphasis is placed on the organisms that dominate these fascinating aquatic ecosystems although pollution, conservation, and experimental aspects are also considered. This accessible textbook assumes no previous knowledge of mangrove or seagrass ecology and is intended for senior undergraduate and graduate students, as well as professional ecologists, conservation practitioners, and resource managers.

The Cambridge Textbook Of Bioethics

Author: Peter A. Singer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139468219
Size: 63.82 MB
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Medicine and health care generate many bioethical problems and dilemmas that are of great academic, professional and public interest. This comprehensive resource is designed as a succinct yet authoritative text and reference for clinicians, bioethicists, and advanced students seeking a better understanding of ethics problems in the clinical setting. Each chapter illustrates an ethical problem that might be encountered in everyday practice; defines the concepts at issue; examines their implications from the perspectives of ethics, law and policy; and then provides a practical resolution. There are 10 key sections presenting the most vital topics and clinically relevant areas of modern bioethics. International, interdisciplinary authorship and cross-cultural orientation ensure suitability for a worldwide audience. This book will assist all clinicians in making well-reasoned and defensible decisions by developing their awareness of ethical considerations and teaching the analytical skills to deal with them effectively.

The Rise Of Fashion And Lessons Learned At Bergdorf Goodman

Author: Ira Neimark
Publisher: Fairchild Books
ISBN: 9781609013189
Size: 53.80 MB
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From lavish events attended by high-profile personalities such as Princess Diana, Margaret Thatcher, Jacqueline Onassis, and Yves Saint Laurent to the latest creative ventures of Marc Jacobs, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, and Donald Trump, Ira Neimark, the legendary leader of fashion luxury retail, recounts how he and his talented fashion and merchandising team brought Bergdorf Goodman to its leadership position--an approach, he shows, that continues to inform the most successful designers and business leaders today. While his personal anecdotes focus on how and why Bergdorf helped build the fashion industry during one of the most exciting periods in its history--the late sixties through the early nineties--the author also shares his views on how contemporary retailers have increased profits by skimping on service, resulting in the loss of customer loyalty. The Rise of Fashion and Lessons Learned at Bergdorf Goodman is a valuable resource for anyone who aspires to succeed in the business of luxury fashion.

Auditing It Infrastructures For Compliance

Author: Martin Weiss
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Publishers
ISBN: 1284090701
Size: 20.22 MB
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The Second Edition of Auditing IT Infrastructures for Compliance provides a unique, in-depth look at recent U.S. based Information systems and IT infrastructures compliance laws in both the public and private sector. Written by industry experts, this book provides a comprehensive explanation of how to audit IT infrastructures for compliance based on the laws and the need to protect and secure business and consumer privacy data. Using examples and exercises, this book incorporates hands-on activities to prepare readers to skillfully complete IT compliance auditing.