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- Palgrave Macmillan 2011; US$ 105.00
The question of democracy in post-revolutionary Mexican society is key to Mexico's future. In this book, each chapter recounts an event or particular historical sequence that sheds light on the relation between culture and sovereign exceptionality. Each moment or sequence stages a relation to language. In these speech scenes there is a disagreement... more...
- Parthian Books 2011; US$ 7.28
We all like choosing the best-ever rugby team, but here is a XV with a difference. A team of fifteen writers, not players, describe the exploits of the people's heroes from Gould to Gareth Edwards. The beauty and exhilaration of the game is vividly recaptured in some classic prose. So too are the emotions and expectations of the most passionate followers... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 29.99
The story of mankind's struggle against polio is compelling, exciting and full of twists and pardoxes. One of the grand challenges of modern medicine, it was a battleground between good and bad science. Gareth Williams takes an original view of the journey to understanding and defeating polio. more...
- Orion 2015; US$ 24.99
The Loch Ness Monster: a creature that should have died out with the dinosaurs, or a legend built on hoaxes and wishful thinking? Sir Peter Scott, internationally renowned naturalist and president of the World Wildlife Fund, was convinced that the Monster existed. So were senior scientists at London's Natural History Museum and Chicago University;... more...
- Summersdale Publishers Ltd 2007; US$ 17.99
Sport is one of our consuming passions, and its literature is rich and extensive. This original and enjoyable anthology brings together for the very first time the finest writing on Welsh sport by some of our most acclaimed authors - novelists, short-story writers, journalists, historians and poets. Its wide-ranging selection of fiction, non-fiction... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 95.00 US$ 81.70
Sweeping changes have taken place in many parts of the world in the provision and organization of health care, welfare, and other 'public' services. The UK's National Health Service (NHS) has been a prime example of this. This book presents detailed analysis of these changes, focusing in particular on the management and organization, and strengths... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 210.00
Researching the People's Health examines the different ways in which needs are assessed and health care is organized, prioritized and delivered in circumstances of rapid change in patterns of health and illness. The book also addresses the issue of relationships between lay and expert knowledge. more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 264.00 US$ 228.80
This comprehensive textbook addresses one of the major public health concerns of our era – obesity. Clearly and simply, Obesity: science to practice provides a balanced, coherent account of obesity: how to define and measure it, its epidemiology, the physiological basis, associated diseases, how to assess, manage and treat it, and also strategies... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09
The Cosmic Viewpoint examines the literary and philosophical qualities essential to Seneca's art of science in his Natural Questions . Seneca's meteorological theme raises our gaze from a terrestrial level to a higher, more intuitive plane - a conceptual climb by which Seneca promotes a change of perspective in his readership towards the cosmic... more...