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  • The Australian Dreamby Alan Morris

    CSIRO Publishing 2016; US$ 52.95

    Australia is experiencing a significant demographic shift ? the proportion of the population that is aged 65 years and older is increasing substantially and will continue to do so. With this shift comes particular housing challenges for older people. The Australian Dream examines the impacts of housing tenure on older Australians who are solely or... more...

  • Health Literacy Among Older Adultsby Dr. Karen Kopera-Frye

    Springer Publishing Company 2016; US$ 64.99

    The first graduate text to address health literacy in the aging population Low health literacy is a critical issue among adults, with over one-third found to have difficulty understanding such basic information as that found on prescription bottles. This is the first graduate textbook to address key health literacy issues as they affect the... more...

  • Marine Pollution and Microbial Remediationby Milind Mohan Naik; Santosh Kumar Dubey

    Springer Singapore 2016; US$ 146.01

    Marine environment is the largest habitat covering approximately 70% of the total earth surface. Oceans are the main regulatory agent of earth?s climate and harbour a huge diversity of living organisms. Marine environment provide a unique ecological niche to different microbes which play a significant role in nutrient recycling as well as various environmental... more...

  • Goal and Scope Definition in Life Cycle Assessmentby Mary Ann Curran

    Springer Netherlands 2016; US$ 112.31

    This book describes the importance of the goal and scope phase for the entire LCA study. In this first phase of the LCA framework (ISO standardized), the purpose of the assessment is defined and decisions are made about the details of the industrial system being studied and how the study will be conducted. Selecting impact categories, category indicators,... more...

  • Disaster Health Managementby Gerry FitzGerald; Mike Tarrant; Peter Aitken; Marie Fredriksen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 63.95

    Disaster health is an emerging field that focuses on developing prevention, preparation, response and recovery systems for dealing with health problems that result from a disaster. As disasters worldwide differ in their nature, scope and cultural context, a thorough understanding of the fundamental tenets of sound disaster health management is essential... more...

  • Santé et maladiesby Encyclopædia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    Si, depuis le développement de la pathologie, on n'emploie plus le mot maladie(s) qu'au pluriel, la notion de santé (au singulier) a survécu trop longtemps, car c'est un concept vide pour lequel on s'efforce de trouver une espèce de contenu dans l'existence d'une force biologique intérieure à... more...

  • Hygièneby Encyclopædia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2016; US$ 4.99

    L'hygiène est classiquement la science qui enseigne les mesures propres à conserver la santé, voire à l'améliorer. Elle a été présente dans toute les civilisations depuis les plus primitives mais avec une évolution des approches liées aux progrès des connaissances et aux transformations des ... more...

  • China's Last Nomads: History and Culture of China's Kazaksby Linda Benson; Ingvar Svanberg

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    This study, based on Chinese publications and archival materials as well as on recent fieldwork, provides an up-to-date treatment of Kazak history and culture, emphasizing the Kazaks in 20th-century China and, in particular, their status today as one of China's minority nationalities. more...

  • University-Linked Retirement Communitiesby Leon A Pastalan; Benyamin Schwarz

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 195.00

    University-Linked Retirement Communities focuses on the special attributes of a retirement community designed as an integral part of a university. It discusses the theoretical and practical aspects of such a retirement community, which provides a rich and varied context for older people to be exposed to new ideas and learning opportunities for personal... more...

  • AIDS, Communication, and Empowermentby Roger Myrick

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 67.95

    AIDS, Communication, and Empowerment examines the cultural construction of gay men in light of discourse used in the media?s messages about HIV/AIDS--messages often represented as educational, scientific, and informational but which are, in fact, politically charged. The book offers a compelling and substantive look at the social consequences of communication... more...