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Small Island

Author : Andrea Levy
ISBN : 1429901071
Genre : Fiction
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Winner of the 2004 Orange Prize for Fiction A Picador Original Trade Paperback Hortense Joseph arrives in London from Jamaica in 1948 with her life in her suitcase, her heart broken, her resolve intact. Her husband, Gilbert Joseph, returns from the war expecting to be received as a hero, but finds his status as a black man in Britain to be second class. His white landlady, Queenie, raised as a farmer's daughter, befriends Gilbert, and later Hortense, with innocence and courage, until the unexpected arrival of her husband, Bernard, who returns from combat with issues of his own to resolve. Told in these four voices, Small Island is a courageous novel of tender emotion and sparkling wit, of crossings taken and passages lost, of shattering compassion and of reckless optimism in the face of insurmountable barriers---in short, an encapsulation of that most American of experiences: the immigrant's life.

Climate Change And Small Island States

Author : Jon Barnett
ISBN : 9781849774895
Genre : Law
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Small Island Developing States are often depicted as being among the most vulnerable of all places to the effects of climate change, and they are a cause c?l?bre of many involved in climate science, politics and the media. Yet while small island developing states are much talked about, the production of both scientific knowledge and policies to protect the rights of these nations and their people has been remarkably slow.This book is the first to apply a critical approach to climate change science and policy processes in the South Pacific region. It shows how groups within politically and scientifically powerful countries appropriate the issue of island vulnerability in ways that do not do justice to the lives of island people. It argues that the ways in which islands and their inhabitants are represented in climate science and politics seldom leads to meaningful responses to assist them to adapt to climate change. Throughout, the authors focus on the hitherto largely ignored social impacts of climate change, and demonstrate that adaptation and mitigation policies cannot be effective without understanding the social systems and values of island societies.

Small Island States And Sustainable Development

Author : International Institute for Environment & Development
ISBN : 9781843690443
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The Economics Of Small Island Tourism

Author : Riaz Shareef
ISBN : 9780857937131
Genre : Business & Economics
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This study forms an entirely new area of research on Small Island Tourism Economies (SITEs). It addresses the importance of uncertainty in monthly international tourist arrivals and country risk indicators to the macroeconomy. Conditional volatilities are estimated for international tourist arrivals, and an economic interpretation from the estimated results is provided. In achieving these two objectives, this work presents an extensive assessment of the important characteristics and the impact of tourism in SITEs in relation to their gross domestic product, balance of payments, employment and foreign direct investment, among other factors. This book is unique in giving emphasis to macroeconomic implications rather than an industry focus. The Economics of Small Island Tourism will appeal to academics at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels involved in environmental and tourism management as well as tourism economics.

Biodiversity In Small Island States

Author : Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN : 0850924685
Genre : Biodiversity conservation
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Small island developing states (SIDS) are renowned for the rich biodiversity of their marine and terrestrial ecosystems. However, it is also well known that because of their isolation, fragility, and extreme vulnerability to environmental deterioration, their biodiversity is among the most threatened in the world. Identifying and monitoring all the components of biological diversity is a formidable task. This publication therefore proposes to identify those components of biodiversity that are a resource for humanity, primarily focusing upon the biological resources used by people, whether they are floral and faunal species and their genetic variations, or whole ecosystems. It outlines systems for rapid assessment to monitor the status of crucial resources that are in current use or have potential for future use so that those under threat of depletion can be quickly identified. This will in turn facilitate taking informed policy decisions for biodiversity conservation strategies, generate public awareness of important biodiversity issues and build regional and local scientific capacity in this field.

Saving Small Island Developing States

Author : Shyam Nath
ISBN : 1849290318
Genre : Political Science
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Small island states have a big problem - the environmental consequences of climate change. This text introduces and explains the key environmental policy challenges and suggested responses to them.

Sustainable Development In Small Island Developing States

Author : Janet R. Strachan
ISBN : 0850928796
Genre : Business & Economics
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About one fifth of all politically independent countries are small island developing states. For these countries, sustainable development is not a matter of choice, it is imperative. This book seeks to initiate a debate on how to support a new wave of action for sustainable development.

Small Islands

Author : American Geophysical Union
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Genre : Nature
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Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Coastal and Estuarine Studies, Volume 51. Small tropical and subtropical islands are particularly attuned to the effects of the surrounding ocean and atmosphere. Frequently, these islands are densely populated and rely on the sea for sustenance and economic viability. Oftentimes too, individual island nations do not have the resources to address issues in oceanography and marine meteorology that are central to their future well-being. United Nations agencies, government and non-government organizations, and universities are dimly aware of their role to enhance collaboration between natural scientists and resource managers, particularly for Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Accordingly, a meeting entitled "Small Island Oceanography in Relation to Sustainable Economic Development and Related Coastal Area Management" was held in Martinique, French Antilles, November 8-10, 1993.

Macroeconomics In Small Island States

Author : Macklenan F. Hasham
ISBN : 9781496906496
Genre : Business & Economics
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Macroeconomics in Small Island States brings to the reader similar subjects as in a traditional economics reader, but now in the context of small islands. To insure a level of societal well-being an island state develops an economic infrastructure that can be useful to attract foreign investors, and makes efforts to obtain continuous financing for activities to boost social and economic progress as well as international competitiveness. The colonial domination of the past and the long history of foreign transnationals as major economic actors, influence economic thinking, especially with respect to the focus on what should constitute basic industries and the transition to global competiveness. Additionally, changes in the domestic and international socio- economic environment and natural disasters can impact the ability of the island state to fulfill its debt service obligations negatively. These aspects put major pressure on the management of the internal economy, while investments in foreign capital goods apparently tend to have lower growth effects than would generally be expected from the domestic marginal propensity to consume. The publication gives attention to these issues and more and makes reference throughout to contributions to economic thinking by scholars in the Caribbean region.

The Development Process In Small Island States

Author : Douglas G. Lockhart
ISBN : 9781134913619
Genre : Social Science
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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