Author: Ulysses Paulino Albuquerque,Reinaldo Farias Paiva Lucena,Luiz Vital Fernandes Cruz da Cunha,Rômulo Romeu Nóbrega Alves
Publisher: Humana Press
Ethnobiology and ethnoecology have become very popular in recent years. Particularly in the last 20 years, many manuals of methods have published the most classical approaches to the subject. There have been, however, many advances in research as a result of interaction with different disciplines, but also due to more recent results, new original and interesting questions. This handbook provides the current state of the art methods and techniques in ethnobiology and ethnoecology, and related fields. This new volume, besides bringing new and original aspects of what is found in the literature, fills some of the gaps in volume one by including the most systematic and extensive treatment of methods and techniques in qualitative research. Along with the various methods covered in the individual chapters, the handbook also includes an extensive bibliography that details the current literature in the field.
Author: Frances Corner
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Category: Business & Economics
An illuminating introduction to the expanding influence of fashion from the perspectives of design, technology, sustainability, and business Fashion matters for the economy, to society, and to each of us personally. Faster than anything else, what we wear tells the story of who we are—or who we want to be. It is the most immediate form of self-expression. Yet even as fashion touches the lives of each and every one of us, its influence and the vast creative industry that it supports can seem mysterious to outsiders. In Why Fashion Matters Frances Corner, Head of London College of Fashion, guides readers into the dizzying world of this rapidly expanding, increasingly global, always exciting industry. In provocative and intriguing entries, Corner teases out the glorious intricacies and contradictions of an industry that simultaneously values technology and craft; timeless style and fast fashion; the bespoke and the mass-market; consumption and sustainability; cold, hard numbers; and creative expression. From “Shop 'til We Drop” to “The White Shirt” to “The One Trillion Dollar Business” each entry offers a unique avenue into fashion and its impact, both positive and negative, on lives around the globe.
Author: Rob Clifton
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Rob Clifton was one of the most brilliant and productive researchers in the foundations and philosophy of quantum theory, who died tragically at the age of 38. Jeremy Butterfield and Hans Halvorson collect fourteen of his finest papers here, drawn from the latter part of his career (1995-2002), all of which combine exciting philosophical discussion with rigorous mathematical results. Many of these papers break wholly new ground, either conceptually or technically. Others resolve a vague controversy intoa precise technical problem, which is then solved; still others solve an open problem that had been in the air for soem time. All of them show scientific and philosophical creativity of a high order, genuinely among the very best work in the field. The papers are grouped into four Parts. First come four papers about the modal interpretation of quantum mechanics. Part II comprises three papers on the foundations of algebraic quantum field theory, with an emphasis on entanglement and nonlocality. The two papers in Part III concern the concept of a particle in relativistic quantum theories. One paper analyses localization; the other analyses the Unruh effect (Rindler quanta) using the algebraic approach to quantum theory. Finally, Part IV contains striking new results about such central issues as complementarity, Bohr's reply to the EPR argument, and no hidden variables theorems; and ends with a philosophical survey of the field of quantum information. The volume includes a full bibliography of Clifton's publications. Quantum Entanglements offers inspiration and substantial reward to graduates and professionals in the foundations of physics, with a background in philosophy, physics, or mathematics.
Author: Jessica Mazurkiewicz
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Thirty-one chilly scenes of winter. Exquisite combinations of snowflakes, snowmen, hot chocolate and cookies, chickadees nestled in pine branches, and more create intriguing geometric patterns.
Their Culture, Environment, and Use
Author: Craig R. Elevitch
"This book is for the person who lives in the tropics or subtropics and is interested in native plants, who wants to know about plants that are useful, who loves to watch plants grow, and who is willing to work with them. Such a person might ask questions like, Where will they grow? How do I grow them? Are they good to eat? How are they used? What are their names? These questions and more are answered here."--Préf.
Author: Richard E. Sampliner
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Endoscopic Therapy is emerging as the preferred therapy for early neoplasia in Barrett’s Esophagus. This volume provides the key decision making factors in determining endoscopic therapy for an individual patient. All current techniques and complications of ET are provided including, photodynamic therapy (PDT), APC, multipolar electrocoagulation (MPEC), RF, ER, and cryotherapy. Each technique includes “how to highlights”, high quality color endoscopic images, line drawings and diagrams. Endoscopic imaging modalities to detect dysplasia, decision making in the clinical arena and cost-effectiveness of ablation are some of the additional topics discussed in this highly practical volume. Written by experts in the field of endoscopic therapy, this text educates GI practitioners and researchers about this under-utilized approach to the treatment of Barrett’s Esophagus.
Author: Ben Kingsley,Bryce Holdaway
Publisher: Major Street Publishing
Category: Business & Economics
The Armchair Guide to Property Investing gives readers a full toolkit to become successful property investors. It includes 18 proven investment strategies and insightful case studies of six very different investors who all build portfolios which will deliver $2,000 a week in retirement income! And you'll only need to spend 10 hours per property a year managing your portfolio when you have everything in place. Ben and Bryce are both property investors themselves and the hosts of Australia's No.1 Property Investment Podcast - The Property Couch. 'As regular contributors to Australia's most read and sold personal finance magazine these boys know property. Smart strategies designed to safely build wealth through real estate.' - Effie Zahos, Editor, Money magazine '...a sensible and achievable approach to successful property investing. It teaches investors how to buy the very best properties to achieve their financial goals without taking unnecessary risks. It's a must-read for anyone serious about enjoying the long-term benefits of property investment.' - Nicola McDougall, Editor, Australian Property Investor magazine '...full of practical tips and written in a way that even a total newbie would understand. If you want to get no-nonsense, independent advice on how to invest in property, then this book is essential reading.' - Nila Sweeney, Managing Editor, Your Investment Property magazine
The Chronicles of Vladimir Tod
Author: Heather Brewer
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Vladimir Tod Normal eighth-grade student? Or powerful vampire? If you thought eighth grade was tough, try it with fangs and a fear of garlic. Junior high really stinks for thirteen-year-old Vladimir Tod. Bullies harass him, the principal is dogging him, and the girl he likes prefers his best friend. Oh, and Vlad has a secret. His mother was human, but his father was a vampire. With no idea of the extent of his powers and no one to teach him, Vlad struggles daily with blood cravings and enlarged fangs. When a strange substitute teacher begins to question him a little too closely, Vlad worries that his cover is about to be blown. And then he realises he's being hunted by a vampire killer, and suddenly hunger, girls and bullies seem not quite such a problem after all.
Author: Salikoko S. Mufwene
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
As rich as the development of the Spanish and Portuguese languages has been in Latin America, no single book has attempted to chart their complex history. Gathering essays by sociohistorical linguists working across the region, Salikoko S. Mufwene does just that in this book. Exploring the many different contact points between Iberian colonialism and indigenous cultures, the contributors identify the crucial parameters of language evolution that have led to today’s state of linguistic diversity in Latin America. The essays approach language development through an ecological lens, exploring the effects of politics, economics, cultural contact, and natural resources on the indigenization of Spanish and Portuguese in a variety of local settings. They show how languages adapt to new environments, peoples, and practices, and the ramifications of this for the spread of colonial languages, the loss or survival of indigenous ones, and the way hybrid vernaculars get situated in larger political and cultural forces. The result is a sophisticated look at language as a natural phenomenon, one that meets a host of influences with remarkable plasticity.
Author: Elizabeth M. Hodgkins, D.V.M., Esq.
In this controversial new book, dedicated veterinarian Elizabeth M. Hodgkins, D.V.M., Esq. raises the alarm regarding the dry food we feed our cats and the nutritional diseases that result. Your Cat: Simple New Secrets to a Longer, Stronger Life turns today's conventional wisdom of cat care on its head with completely new, yet remarkably easy-to-follow guidelines for every cat owner. From kitten-rearing to the adult cat's middle years to caring for the geriatric cat, Dr. Hodgkins explores the full spectrum of proper cat care, as well as the many deadly feline diseases that are rampant. This indispensible manual belongs on every modern cat owner's shelf.
Author: Tanwi Nandini Islam
Named a finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, the Brooklyn Eagles Literary Prize, and the Edmund White Debut Fiction Award “A Brooklyn-by-way-of-Bangladesh Royal Tenenbaums.”—The Denver Post A vibrant debut novel, set in Brooklyn and Bangladesh, follows three young women and one family struggling to make peace with secrets and their past For as long as she can remember, Ella has longed to feel at home. Orphaned as a child after her parents’ murder, and afflicted with hallucinations at dusk, she’s always felt more at ease in nature than with people. She traveled from Bangladesh to Brooklyn to live with the Saleems: her uncle Anwar, aunt Hashi, and their beautiful daughter, Charu, her complete opposite. One summer, when Ella returns home from college, she discovers Charu’s friend Maya—an Islamic cleric’s runaway daughter—asleep in her bedroom. As the girls have a summer of clandestine adventure and sexual awakenings, Anwar—owner of a popular botanical apothecary—has his own secrets, threatening his thirty-year marriage. But when tragedy strikes, the Saleems find themselves blamed. To keep his family from unraveling, Anwar takes them on a fated trip to Bangladesh, to reckon with the past, their extended family, and each other. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Creating Beautiful Interiors with the Things You Love
Author: Sibella Court
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Expert tips and inspiration from renowned stylist Sibella Court, presented in a unique, tactile, beautiful book.
A Life of Contradictions
Author: Matthew Dennison
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The critically acclaimed author of The Last Princess presents an accessible account of Queen Victoria's life that examines her contradictory views and lasting influence, covering such topics as her reinvention of the monarchy, relationship with her mother and self-reliance in widowhood. 30,000 first printing.
Author: Gilda Ochoa
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Although the Latino student population is growing, they are underrepresented as teachers. This book focuses on Latino teachers who are teaching Latino students. Their stories offer valuable insights gained from coming up through the K-12 system as students, and then becoming part of that same system as teachers.
Author: James Robert Brown
This study addresses a central theme in current philosophy: Platonism vs Naturalism and provides accounts of both approaches to mathematics, crucially discussing Quine, Maddy, Kitcher, Lakoff, Colyvan, and many others. Beginning with accounts of both approaches, Brown defends Platonism by arguing that only a Platonistic approach can account for concept acquisition in a number of special cases in the sciences. He also argues for a particular view of applied mathematics, a view that supports Platonism against Naturalist alternatives. Not only does this engaging book present the Platonist-Naturalist debate over mathematics in a comprehensive fashion, but it also sheds considerable light on non-mathematical aspects of a dispute that is central to contemporary philosophy.
Lessons in Life
Author: Richard Stengel
Publisher: Virgin Publishing
Category: Anti-apartheid movements
Written by the co-author of the international bestseller Long Walk to Freedom, Mandela's Way presents fifteen powerful lessons on life and leadership based on the life and work of Nelson Mandela, whose fight against apartheid in South Africa has become an enduring example of resistance against injustice and oppression. A recipient of the 1993 Nobel Peace Prize, Mandela is a man who truly changed the course of world history and is arguably the most inspirational figure of the past century. The result of many hours of discussion between the author Richard Stengel and Mandela, Mandela's Way features a series of essential lessons, such as 'Nothing is black and white' and 'Courage is not the absence of fear - it's inspiring others to move beyond it.' Stengel spent two years with Mandela working on his bestselling autobiography Long Walk to Freedom, and through that process became a cherished friend. Mandela is godfather to his two sons and introduced him to his wife. Written with the blessing of the Nelson Mandela Foundation, to whom the author will donate a percentage of his royalties, Mandela's Way is an inspirational book of wisdom that will encourage people of all ages to look within themselves to improve their lives, to reconsider the things they take for granted, and to think about the legacy they leave behind.
Author: Margaret Atwood,Charles Pachter
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Frontier and pioneer life
This poetry collection was first written in 1970. In 1980, Atwood's long-time friend, the artist Charles Pachter, illustrated, designed and published a limited, hand-made, boxed portfolio edition of 120 copies of the poem with silkscreen illlustrations. This is a facsimile edition of it.
Technical Drawing for Fashion
Author: Basia Szkutnicka
Publisher: Laurence King Publishers
Flats, or technical drawings, are essential for anyone working in the fashion industry. Used to convey design ideas and garment details to pattern cutters and machinists, it is essential that they are drawn accurately to avoid misunderstanding and costly mistakes in sampling and production. Flats: Technical Drawing for Fashionexplains how to create a technical fashion drawing using a simple and straightforward step-by-step method accompanied by some time-saving tips. This method is explained for those who wish to use Adobe Illustrator as well as for those who prefer to draw by hand. The second part of the book presents over 400 technical drawings of garment types, styles, and construction details, the basic key shapes of which are shown alongside a specially created and photographed muslin. Accompanying each illustration is a list of all the terms by which that garment is known. This unique presentation illustrates the relationship between the three-dimensional garment and the two-dimensional drawing, allowing readers to really understand how to render technical drawings.