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: Oxford University Press
La 4eme de couv. indique : "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. It is an introduction to chemistry as you never thaught it at school."
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.
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: 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: John Calhoun Merrill
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Providing an overview of global journalism, this collection of works by noted scholars surveys the issues facing global journalism today.
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: Paul Halpern
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A playful and entertaining look at science on The Simpsons This amusing book explores science as presented on the longest-running and most popular animated TV series ever made: The Simpsons. Over the years, the show has examined such issues as genetic mutation, time travel, artificial intelligence, and even aliens. "What's Science Ever Done for Us?" examines these and many other topics through the lens of America's favorite cartoon. This spirited science guide will inform Simpsons fans and entertain science buffs with a delightful combination of fun and fact. It will be the perfect companion to the upcoming Simpsons movie. The Simpsons is a magnificent roadmap of modern issues in science. This completely unauthorized, informative, and fun exploration of the science and technology, connected with the world's most famous cartoon family, looks at classic episodes from the show to launch fascinating scientific discussions mixed with intriguing speculative ideas and a dose of humor. Could gravitational lensing create optical illusions, such as when Homer saw someone invisible to everyone else? Is the Coriolis effect strong enough to make all toilets in the Southern Hemisphere flush clockwise, as Bart was so keen to find out? If Earth were in peril, would it make sense to board a rocket, as Marge, Lisa, and Maggie did, and head to Mars? While Bart and Millhouse can't stop time and have fun forever, Paul Halpern explores the theoretical possibilities involving Einstein's theory of time dilation. Paul Halpern, PhD (Philadelphia, PA) is Professor of Physics and Mathematics at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia and a 2002 recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. He is also the author of The Great Beyond (0-471-46595-X).
Author: Simon 1835-1909 Newcomb
Publisher: Wentworth Press
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Author: Kendrick Frazier
Headlines and television news reports feature accounts of reincarnation, the predictions of astrologers, and psychic "miracles." Citizens report UFO sightings. Police departments call on psychics to provide clues in baffling crimes. From every available information source, the public is bombarded with unsubstantiated claims of paranormal phenomena. How much of the evidence is reliable? What is the truth behind these claims? Paranormal Borderlands of Science is an exciting, well-informed examination of the most publicized and exotic claims of astrology, ESP, psychokinesis, precognition, UFOs, biorhythms, and other phenomena. Written by respected psychologists, astronomers and other scientists, philosophers, investigative journalists, and magicians, the 47 articles in this superb collection present a skeptical treatment of pseudoscientific claims - an aspect often sorely neglected in sensationalized media reports. This book is an effort to help readers sort fact from fiction and sense from nonsense among the astonishing variety of assertions labeled "paranormal." Never before published in book form, the essays in this anthology originally appeared in the Skeptical Inquirer, a leading magazine devoted to the critical investigation of pseudoscience from a scientific viewpoint. Among the contributors are: Isaac Asimov (distinguished science fiction author), Martin Gardner (Scientific American columnist), James Randi (The Amazing Randi), Philip Klass (noted UFO skeptic), Scot Morris (Omni), and James Oberg (NASA). An essential contribution to skeptical literature, this book will be of lasting value to all those wishing to balance the case for paranormal claims by reading the dissenting critics.
Author: Carl Zimmer
Publisher: Harper Collins
From the savannas of Africa to modern-day labs for biomechanical analysis and molecular genetics, Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins reveals how anthropologists are furiously redrawing the human family tree. Their discoveries have spawned a host of new questions: Should chimpanzees be included as a human species? Was it the physical difficulty of human childbirth that encouraged the development of social groups in early human species? Did humans and Neanderthals interbreed? Why did humans supplant Neanderthals in the end? In answering such questions, Smithsonian Intimate Guide to Human Origins sheds new light on one of the most important questions of all: What makes us human?
Author: Glenda Yanes Ordiales
Publisher: Ewe Editorial Acad MIA Espa Ola
Este texto se centra en el estudio de dos ciudades del turismo de sol y playa: Puerto Penasco en el noroeste mexicano y Roses en la Costa Brava espanola, para analizar el origen de sus formas arquitectonicas y las respuestas urbanas a la incursion del turismo de masas durante la segunda mitad del siglo XX. A pesar de las abundantes diferencias historicas, geograficas, culturales y urbanisticas, ambos casos comparten en su situacion actual la condicion de ser ciudades receptoras de migrantes en busca de empleo y de conformacion de colonias de segundas residencias, de ser estacionales y efimeras, de mantenerse como puertos pesqueros tradicionales a la vez que intentan integrarse al gusto de lo internacional. Su dilema se mantiene hoy en dia en la conservacion de las singularidades de lo local, pero insertandose en el ambito de lo global. La herramienta de aproximacion al estudio de estas ciudades ha sido la de los imaginarios, recuperados a traves de los relatos urbanos, de los residentes, de promotores y gestores inmobiliarios y de turistas. Esto a su vez ha permitido develar los significados que se tienen hacia la ciudad: como se le suena, como se le imagina y como se le habita.