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- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95
Although economics is a relative newcomer to research into the determinants of good health, its significance should not be under-estimated. This book poses the important question of whether economic theory can be developed to explain why people engage in activities that are obviously a danger to their long-term health. In looking first at the individual's... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
Bjorn Lomborg argues that many of the elaborate and staggeringly expensive actions now being considered to meet the challenges of global warming ultimately will have little impact on the world?s temperature. He suggests that rather than focusing on ineffective solutions that will cost us trillions of dollars over the coming decades, we should be looking... more...
- CRC Press 2007; US$ 94.95
Covers theory and background of local buckling, presenting simple design calculations which address this intriguing phenomenon. Attempts to master the process of buckling are described, citing both successes and failures. A number of failure case studies are presented as well. The final section of the book presents easy-to-follow design examples which... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 33.00
Taking as its starting point two uprisings in England and Germany (Richard Marshal in 1233-4 and Henry (VII) in 1234-5), this book offers a new take on the political culture of high medieval Europe. Themes include: the role of violence; the norms of political behaviour; the public nature of politics; and the social history of political exchange. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 31.21
Liegt eine Ursache der anhaltend hohen Arbeitslosigkeit in Deutschland in der Höhe der Lohnansprüche der Arbeitslosen? Dieser Frage geht die Studie anhand empirischer Untersuchungen nach. Sie zeigt, dass die Lohnansprüche in Deutschland - auch im internationalen Vergleich - insgesamt hoch sind. Dies trifft insbesondere auf Personen mit geringer Ausbildung... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 82.95
The Ecology of Building Materials explores key questions surrounding sustainability of building materials. It provides technical data to enable design and building professionals to choose the most appropriate materials for a project: those that are least polluting, most energy efficient, and from sustainable sources. The book also gives information... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 13.00
Abridged version of Global Crises, Global Solutions, discussing the ten most serious world-wide challenges. more...