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- Transworld 2014; US$ 27.23
A child is presented with a marshmallow and given a choice: Eat this one now, or wait and enjoy two later. What will she do? And what are the implications for her behaviour later in life? Walter Mischel?s now iconic 'marshmallow test,' one of the most famous experiments in the history of psychology, proved that the ability to delay gratification... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 119.95
At an increasingly global scale, aquatic scientists are heavily entrenched in understanding the fate of marine ecosystems in the face of human-altered environments. Oil spill disasters, especially large-scale ones like the 2010 Deepwater Horizon tragedy, have left uncertain and indelible marks on marine ecosystems.? Impacts of Oil Spill Disasters... more...
- University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95
This is the first scholarly book on the antelope that dominates the savanna ecosystems of eastern and southern Africa. It presents a synthesis of research conducted over a span of fifty years, mainly on the wildebeest in the Ngorongoro and Serengeti ecosystems, where eighty percent of the world?s wildebeest population lives. Wildebeest and other grazing... more...
- Thunder Bay Press 2011; US$ 19.95
Winner of the Gold Award in Reference from ForeWord ?s 2011 Book of the Year Awards Our bodies are a mystery to us. We may see our arms and legs move, but we have no idea how the muscles beneath look as they contract. We know that our stomachs digest food and our hearts pump blood throughout our bodies, but the images we have in our heads of these... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2007; US$ 17.99
From vast termite mounds that outstrip our own skyscrapers, to elaborate birds nests, delicate shells, and deadly spiders' traps, the constructions of the animal world can amaze and at times humble our own engineering and technology. Mike Hansell reveals the biology behind animal architecture - showing how small brains have evolved to produce complex... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 55.00
There is extensive discussion of the concept of 'the stakeholder' in fields such as Management, Corporate Governance, Accounting and Finance, Strategy, Sociology, and Politics, and in wider public policy debate. Yet the concept is unclear, and research around it often muddled. This book provides an analysis, classification, and critique of... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 12.24
'Talent. You've either got it or you haven't.' Not true, actually. In The Talent Code , award-winning journalist Daniel Coyle draws on cutting-edge research to reveal that, far from being some abstract mystical power fixed at birth, ability really can be created and nurtured. In the process, he considers talent at work in venues... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2012; US$ 28.99
Placing Animals is the first book to survey the ways in which animals have been studied in geography. It includes both a historical overview of the development of animal geography and an assessment of the field today. Through the theme of the role of place in shaping where and why human-animal interactions occur, the chapters in turn explore the... more...