Description : Conducting a systematic and comparative review of energy and environmental issues, especially at the regional and national levels, can improve communication among different disciplines and be helpful for managers, politicians, and stakeholders involved in energy and environmental systems. Sustainable Systems and Energy Management at the Regional Level: Comparative Approaches provides an interdisciplinary look at the possible relationships which exist between energy and the environment. Relevant theoretical frameworks and the latest empirical research findings on the impacts of regulation policies, market-facilitation policies, and communication models and policies are reviewed with the aim of improving understanding and strategy.
Description : From the mythical artefacts of the ancient world to saucy seaside postcards, The Antiques Magpie explores the wonderful world of antiques and collectables. With Antiques Roadshow regular Marc Allum as your guide, go in search of stolen masterpieces, explore the first museums, learn the secrets of the forgers and brush up on your auction technique. Meet the garden gnome insured for £1 million, track down Napoleon’s toothbrush, find out how to spot a corpse in a Victorian photograph – and much more. This book is for anyone who’s ever been fascinated by what relics of the past tell us about history – and what they are worth today.
Description : The purpose of this book is to act as a tonic to nourish and rejuvenate our souls in order to turn our life into a fountain of bliss. Words that enlighten the soul are more precious than jewels. Just a few words at the right time and place have the power to raise one’s vision to a higher level of thought and purpose. This book is a collection of such thoughts. These thoughts provide inspiration and solace to touch perceptions that might otherwise have remained idle and forgotten in the back of the mind. Like short fiction, each piece leads to a point of illumination, evoking an original, spontaneous response that we are sure to treasure. Let these thoughts serve as a change agent and provide a sense of fulfillment. It is a rare book that changes a life, a poor one that adds nothing to it. Let this book be a pathway of life that might lead to one’s highest good.
Description : Have you ever been enchanted by the spoken cadence of an Urdu couplet but wished you could fully understand its nuances? Have you wanted to engage with a ghazal more deeply but were daunted by its mystifying conventions? Are you confused between a qataa and a rubaai, or a musadda and a marsiya? In Urdu Poetry, Raza Mir offers a fresh, quirky and accessible entry point for neophytes seeking to enhance their enjoyment of this vibrant canon—from the poems of legends like Mir Taqi Mir and Mirza Ghalib to the lyrics of contemporary game changers like Javed Akhtar and Gulzar. Raza Mir’s translation not only draws out the zest and pathos of these timeless verses, but also provides pithy insights and colourful trivia that will enable readers to fully embrace this world.