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- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95
In the early 1960s, Mexico and South Korea were agrarian societies and both equally undeveloped. The development strategies used by each country resulted in dramatically different results. Mark Hanson's incisive new monograph concentrates on comparing and contrasting these countries and answering the wider question of why some Third World nations... more...
- RAND Corporation 2007; US$ 9.95
In summer 2006, the Commission on Recovery, Rebuilding, and Renewal asked the RAND Gulf States Policy Institute to describe the state of the pre-Hurricane Katrina housing markets in Mississippi's three coastal counties, to estimate the damage the storm di more...
- Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 17.95
Our modern lifestyles, city-bound with abundant nutrition - are far removed from the hunter-gatherer lifestyles of our ancestors. However we have not evolved to reflect this change. This fascinating and controversial book explores whether it is this 'mismatch' that has led to the deadly explosion in lifestyle diseases we face today. - ;We have... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 18.99
We have built a world that no longer fits our bodies. Our genes - selected through our evolution - and the many processes by which our development is tuned within the womb, limit our capacity to adapt to the modern urban lifestyle. There is a mismatch. We are seeing the impact of this mismatch in the explosion of diabetes, heart disease and obesity.... more...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 21.99
Why are we losing the war against obesity and chronic disease?' This is the simple question Peter Gluckman and Mark Hanson ask, exploring the dominant myth that the exploding epidemic of obesity, heart disease, and diabetes can be tackled by focusing on adult life styles. Addressing the flawed approach of the weight-loss industry, they explain... more...
- RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95
Addresses the public benefits of improvements in energy efficiency to the economy of Washington state. Under the sponsorship of the Energy Foundation, a partnership of major foundations interested in sustainable energy, the authors estimated energy efficiency using measures of energy intensity that have been controlled for sectoral composition and... more...
- Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 48.99
Evolutionary science is critical to an understanding of integrated human biology and is increasingly recognised as a core underpinning discipline by medical and public health professionals. Advances in the fields of genomics, epigenetics, developmental biology and epidemiology have led to the growing realisation that incorporating evolutionary thinking... more...
- Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2011; US$ 144.95
This collection of critical ideas relating organization science to operations and accomplishments in the health care environment provides a thematic guide for leaders, practitioners, academics and administrators. It pulls in a broad cross-section of perspectives on the important linkage of scholarship and practice with a solid global perspective. more...
- Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 139.00
This volume, prepared by an authoritative team of internationally renowned contributors, looks in depth at the growth of the fetus and neonate. more...