Author: Robb Wolf
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
Quieres perder grasa, verte mas joven y sentirte estupendo, ademas de evitar el cancer, la diabetes, las enfermedades cardiacas, el Parkinson y el Alzheimer? La Solucion Paleolitica revela la historia de la dieta humana originaria, uniendo el conocimiento antropologico acerca de nuestro pasado como cazadores-recolectores con los ultimos y mas modernos descubrimientos de la genetica, la bioquimica, la inmunologia y la investigacion sobre la longevidad. Robb Wolf, un investigador bioquimico que cambio la bata de laboratorio y el protector de bolsillo por un silbato y un cronometro, para convertirse en unos de los entrenadores de fuerza y condicionamiento mas respetado del mundo, te muestra como unos simples cambios en la nutricion, el ejercicio y los habitos pueden mejorar drasticamente tu aspecto, tu salud y tu longevidad. La Solucion Paleolitica expresa este mensaje con partes iguales de humor britanico y afectuosa severidad, para ofrecerte un entretenido viaje a traves de los mecanismos fisiologicos del cuerpo humano.
Author: Lars Öhrström
Publisher: OUP Oxford
This is a book about discovery and disaster, exploitation and invention, warfare and science - and the relationship between human beings and the chemical elements that make up our planet. Lars Ohrstrom introduces us to a variety of elements from S to Pb through tales of ordinary and extraordinary people from around the globe. We meet African dictators controlling vital supplies of uranium; eighteenth-century explorers searching out sources of precious metals; industrial spies stealing the secrets of steel-making. We find out why the Hindenburg airship was tragically filled with hydrogen, not helium; why nail-varnish remover played a key part in World War I; and the real story behind the legend of tin buttons and the downfall of Napoleon. In each chapter, we find out about the distinctive properties of each element and the concepts and principles that have enabled scientists to put it to practical use. These are the fascinating (and sometimes terrifying) stories of chemistry in action.
Author: John D. Barrow
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Provides a tour of the potential universes that could exist as a part of Einstein's theory of general relativity and introduces the physicists and mathematicians whose latest discoveries and ideas about physics and astronomy promote the concept of the “multiverse.” 12,000 first printing.
Author: Philippe Ariès, Paul Veyne
Publisher: Belknap Press
All the mystery, earthiness and romance of the Middle Ages are captured in this panorama of everyday life. The evolving concepts of intimacy are explored--from the semi-obscure eleventh century through the first stirrings of the Renaissance world in the fifteenth century. Color and black-and-white illustrations.
Author: John Nicol
Publisher: Text Publishing
First published in 1822, this is the extraordinary story of John Nicol, a sailor who circled the globe twice, fought Napoleon's navy, was in Hawaii just after Cook's death, and went to Port Jackson on a Second Fleet vessel with its cargo of female convicts. Superbly edited and introduced by Tim Flannery, this is a classic tale by a brilliant observer of the savagery and tenderness of life when the modern age was in its infancy. John Nicol was born in Scotland in 1755, and first went to sea in 1776. He served in the American War of Independence, and later sailed to Greenland, the West Indies, the South Pacific, China and the colony of New South Wales. He lived with the convict Sarah Whitlam in Port Jackson in 1790 after their son was born on the voyage to Australia. Later he served in the French Revolutionary Wars in Egypt and the Mediterranean, until he settled in Scotland in 1801. He died in 1825. Tim Flannery is a bestselling writer, scientist and explorer. He has published over a dozen books, most recently Among the Islands: Adventures in the Pacific. In 2011 he was appointed chief commissioner of the Australian Climate Commission. textpublishing.com.au 'The unaffected remembrances of an 18th-century mariner, eerie in their ability to make readers feel contiguous with the events...This is a remarkable memoir...Nicol had an eye and ear for the background music of the everyday, of language...an immediacy rings in the account, pulling you in...[a] lucky find for treasure hunters who discovered a gem worth far more than its weight in gold doubloons.' Kirkus Reviews 'A rare treat...fresh, unstudied and spectacularly observant, it ranks with many of the better known classics...The result is a charming account of the world seen through the eyes of a kindly and thoughtful man with a great capacity for empathy, a tremendous eye for detail and, apparently, a spectacular memory...The world he travelled was so terribly interesting, foreign and strange and yet in some ways familiar, poised on the brink of modernity, as we are now poised on the brink of something else...And the stroke of genius was to secure Tim Flannery, author of the best-selling book on Australia's ecological history, The Future Eaters, as the series editor. Rapidly becoming Australia's answer to Stephen Jay Gould, Flannery is a scientist who writes like a historian and has a historian's passion for these early texts...Flannery brings a contagious enthusiasm to everything he does.' Sunday Age 'This remarkable little book defies the normal course of historical writing and gives us a uniquely personal view of the world as seen from the focsle in the late 18th century...Tim Flannery is to be congratulated for having the eye to breathe life back into a person whose story engages readers today as much as when it was first written.' Sydney Morning Herald 'It's a knockout...Nicol is a sunny, charming, highly observant guide and a first-rate storyteller.' Sun Herald 'It is tales such as these that suddenly transport you back in time...For anyone with a passing interest in history, or those who just like a good story, you can't go past Nicol. It's going to be one of those books that everyone reads once - and then buys five copies to give to friends.' Herald Sun 'Sometimes a voice comes out of nowhere and - like the wedding guest - you are stopped in your tracks by the tale of an ancient mariner...Terrific.' The Times
Author: Ronald Hyam, Peter Henshaw
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book traces British and South African relations from the Boer War to the present.
Author: Robert Andrew Foley, Roger Lewin
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Principles of Human Evolution presents an in-depth introduction to paleoanthropology and the study of human evolution. Focusing on the fundamentals of evolutionary theory and how these apply to ecological, molecular genetic, paleontological and archeological approaches to important questions in the field, this timely textbook will help students gain a perspective on human evolution in the context of modern biological thinking. The second edition of this successful text features the addition of Robert Foley, a leading researcher in Human Evolutionary Studies, to the writing team. Strong emphasis on evolutionary theory, ecology and behavior and scores of new examples reflect the latest evolutionary theories and recent archaeological finds. More than a simple update, the new edition is organized by issue rather than chronology, integrating behavior, adaptation and anatomy. A new design and new figure references make this edition more accessible for students and instructors. New author, Robert Foley – leading figure in Human Evolutionary Studies – joins the writing team. Dedicated website – www.blackwellpublishing.com/lewin – provides study resources and artwork downloadable for Powerpoint presentations. Beyond the Facts boxes – explore key scientific debates in greater depth. Margin Comments – indicate the key points in each section. Key Questions – review and test students’ knowledge of central chapter concepts and help focus the way a student approaches reading the text. New emphasis on ecological and behavioral evolution – in keeping with modern research. Fully up to date with recent fossil finds and interpretations; integration of genetic and paleoanthropological approaches.
Author: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Publisher: Food & Agriculture Org.
The guidelines provide general information on the issue of sustainable development of fisheries in order to clarify why a system of indicators is needed to monitor the contribution of fisheries to sustainable development. They are complementary to the Guidelines on Fisheries Management but provide the broader perspective needed for a sectoral and holistic approach to sustainability in fisheries. All dimensions of sustainability (ecological, economic, social and institutional) are considered as well as the key aspects of the socio-economic environment in which fisheries operate.
Publisher: Writers of the Round Table
As true today as when it was written, THE ART OF WAR is a 2,500-year-old classic that is required reading in modern business schools. Penned by the ancient Chinese philosopher and military general Sun Tzu, it reveals how to succeed in any conflict. Read this comic version, and cut to the heart of the message! Learn the secrets of successful competition, with pearls of wisdom like these: ALL WARFARE IS BASED ON DECEPTION. COWARDICE LEADS TO CAPTURE. THE GOAL OF THE SKILLFUL GENERAL IS NOT TO WIN BATTLES BUT TO PREVENT THEM WHENEVER POSSIBLE. AVOID WHAT IS STRONG AND STRIKE AT WHAT IS WEAK. FORCE YOUR ENEMY TO REVEAL HIMSELF, SO AS TO FIND OUT HIS VULNERABLE SPOTS. THE MARK OF A GREAT GENERAL IS THAT HE FIGHTS ON HIS OWN TERMS OR NOT AT ALL. Want to be more competitive but don't have time to read the whole book? Get it in a nutshell and have fun doing it. It's all here in THE ART OF WAR from Smarter Comics.
Author: Christi E. Parker
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
This is the story of Bosley Bear and his travels to Washington, D.C. After working hard at Mt. Rushmore, Bosley decides to take a much needed vacation. With the help of his presidential friends on Mt. Rushmore, he decides to travel to Washington, D.C., where he discovers the monuments that help him to understand what America is all about.
Author: Bell, David, Hollows, Joanne
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
This book introduces students to cultural studies of science and technology. It equips students with an understanding of science and technology as aspects of culture, and an appreciation of the importance of thinking about science and technology from a cultural studies perspective. Individual chapters focus on topics including popular representations of science and scientists, the place of science and technology in everyday life, and the contests over amateur, fringe and pseudo-science. Each chapter includes case studies ranging from the MMR vaccine to UFOs, and from nuclear war to microwave ovens. For students in cultural studies, media studies, sociology and science and technology studies.
Author: Laura Chester
Publisher: Barrytown/ Station Hill Press
Recommended by Andrew Weil in Natural Health, Natural Medicine, Lupus Novice gives a moving account of the author's successful struggle with incurable SLE (systemic lupus erythematosus), affecting mostly women. Ms. Chester shares the personal discoveries behind her recovery, and a meditation on what it means for a body to be attacking itself. This enlarged edition updates her story and includes a foreword by the best-selling authority on immune-system disease: the author of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Dr. Jesse Stoff.Laura Chester has written a moving and significant book. On one level, she discusses her personal odyssey through the realm of a serious and inexplicable disease-its history, current cultural status, biology, symbolism, and the doctors of all persuasions who attempt to cure it. On another level, she speaks to the esoteric level of the disease, discussing the initiation into a deeper level of self and a journey through the unconscious and archetypal aspects of nature. On this level, she is an artist more than a patient, an individual who has the power to effect her cure.- Richard Grossinger, author of Planet Medicine