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Publication date: 1 November 1991

Roger Mills and Anne‐Marie Townsend

Describes the history and current working of one of the“world′s most interesting collections of botanical books andmanuscripts”. Notes in particular the work of William…

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Describes the history and current working of one of the “world′s most interesting collections of botanical books and manuscripts”. Notes in particular the work of William Sherard, one of the outstanding botanists of his day, and refers to other important works in the collection. Comments that the library is Oxford University′s main collection of books covering botany, agricultural science and forestry.

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New Library World, vol. 92 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 24 September 2018

Becca Castleberry and John Scott Greene

Oklahoma has seen rapid growth in the development of wind energy over the past decade. Residents are concerned about the negative impacts of turbines such as noise or…

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Purpose

Oklahoma has seen rapid growth in the development of wind energy over the past decade. Residents are concerned about the negative impacts of turbines such as noise or their appearance. This has raised concerns about property values. Thus, this paper aims to examine and quantify the overall impact of wind turbines upon real estate prices in Western Oklahoma.

Design/methodology/approach

Sales prices and the history of approximately 23,000 residential real estate records for both platted and unplatted properties in five counties were examined prior to the announcement of construction, after announcement and after construction. A hedonic analysis was undertaken to examine the real estate prices of the properties near wind farms.

Findings

While there may be isolated instances of lower property values for homes near wind turbines, results show no significant decreases in property values over homes near wind farms in the study area. Similar results are found for the unplatted properties.

Practical implications

This paper highlights that in spite of mixed attitudes toward wind farms and misconceptions regarding the link between turbines and property values, Oklahoma’s growing wind industry can continue to thrive without negatively impacting nearby home and land values and prices.

Originality/value

Although there have been numerous studies examining the relationship between wind turbine locations and real estate prices, no study has combined the large quantity of records (over 23,000) as well as both platted and unplatted locations.

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International Journal of Housing Markets and Analysis, vol. 11 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1753-8270

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Publication date: 1 March 1961

WITH THE RECENT ENTRY into production of its new 144‐inch hot rolling mill at Rogerstone, Alcan Industries Ltd. has reached the half‐way stage in its four‐year £8 million…

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WITH THE RECENT ENTRY into production of its new 144‐inch hot rolling mill at Rogerstone, Alcan Industries Ltd. has reached the half‐way stage in its four‐year £8 million expansion programme entered into in 1958 to increase the output capacity of the aluminium continuous strip mill by 50% to 75,000 tons a year. This expansion is being carried out in such a way that a further increase could bring the ultimate capacity up to 175,000 tons. When the expansion has been completed the Rogerstone mill will, it is claimed, be the best equipped and the largest of its kind in Europe.

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Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, vol. 13 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0036-8792

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Publication date: 1 March 2005

Thomas M. Kelley

To assess the mental health of members of the police force and expose any gaps existing at what should be its ideal level, with reference to aspiring policemen of the…

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Purpose

To assess the mental health of members of the police force and expose any gaps existing at what should be its ideal level, with reference to aspiring policemen of the future. Aims to explain the health realization model and give a definition of optimal mental health with specific reference to the police force.

Design/methodology/approach

Employs the well‐being inventory, a survey investment designed specifically to measure five dimensions of optimal mental health, to assess the mental condition of 179 prospective police professionals.

Findings

The results of the survey appear to suggest that future job satisfaction for many prospective police professionals in the study could be less than optimal, with the implication that high notes of mental dysfunction in its various forms could be experienced.

Practical implications

It is imperative that sound mental health instruction be incorporated into all future police training programs. However, further research needs to be done in order to advance a process which is at present only experimental.

Originality/value

Emphasizes the value of teaching future police officers the nature and source of optimal psychological functioning.

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Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies & Management, vol. 28 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1363-951X

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Evaluating Companies for Mergers and Acquisitions
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78350-622-4

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Publication date: 1 August 1998

Kevin Keasey and Mike Wright

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Managerial Auditing Journal, vol. 13 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-6902

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Article
Publication date: 16 November 2012

Fangbin Qiao, Jikun Huang, Linxiu Zhang and Scott Rozelle

The purpose of this study is trying to document and examine the impacts of pesticide use on farmers' health. Different from previous studies, the paper is not only going…

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Purpose

The purpose of this study is trying to document and examine the impacts of pesticide use on farmers' health. Different from previous studies, the paper is not only going to focus on the visible effect, but also the invisible effect. At the same time, the paper is going to divided the pesticides into highly toxic and low toxic pesticides and estimate their different impacts on farmers' health, respectively.

Design/methodology/approach

This paper uses regression techniques based on a farm household survey gathered by the authors in Zhejiang provinces. In addition to a sit‐down interview with 100 households, the authors gave a comprehensive physical examination and a blood examination to farmers who applied pesticides most frequently in each household.

Findings

This paper indicates that farmers who spray more pesticides are more likely to have headache, nausea and skin problems. Beside these visible effects, this paper also finds that exposure to pesticides has significant invisible impact on farmers' neurological, liver and kidney systems.

Originality/value

This, it is believed, is one of the first comprehensive studies to give comprehensive physical examination and blood examination to farmers who applied pesticides most frequently in each household.

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China Agricultural Economic Review, vol. 4 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1756-137X

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Publication date: 1 January 2001

Rajib N. Sanyal and Turgut Guvenli

A survey of employee benefits provided to host country non‐managerial employees in China by American firms indicates that these tend to change over time, vary by the size…

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A survey of employee benefits provided to host country non‐managerial employees in China by American firms indicates that these tend to change over time, vary by the size of the firm, and differ between wholly owned and joint ventures. Statistical analysis suggests that the use of certain extrinsic and intrinsic benefits tends to be positively perceived by Chinese employees, and in turn, these favorably impact specific dimensions of organizational performance. The findings show that American firms provide benefits that recognize established practices in China and the current needs of Chinese workers. Implications for employee benefits managers in foreign firms are discussed.

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International Journal of Commerce and Management, vol. 11 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1056-9219

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Publication date: 1 November 1991

Russell Sweeney

Reports on a survey to discover which organisations were usingrecords in the UKMARC format, the materials for which the format isbeing used and the processes/services…

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Reports on a survey to discover which organisations were using records in the UKMARC format, the materials for which the format is being used and the processes/services which were supported by records created in the format. Presents selected results including size of monograph stock, use of databases for bibliographic records and creation of records in the UKMARC format. Results indicate that the UKMARC format is being used either in the acquisition or the creation of bibliographic records in about 50 per cent of all libraries that maintain a database of such records.

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New Library World, vol. 92 no. 11
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0307-4803

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Publication date: 17 April 2009

Sheila Ray

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Library Review, vol. 58 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0024-2535

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