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  • Simple Pleasuresby

    Random House 2014; US$ 12.78

    What are the little things that make life worth living? A walk in the countryside, perhaps; a log fire; a letter from a friend. In Simple Pleasures , some of the UK's best-loved writers and public figures ponder this conundrum and come up with their own answers, sharing their thoughts on, among other things, the joys of picking up litter,... more...

  • Guide to Fitness After Fiftyby

    Springer US 2012; US$ 99.00

    Section I Perspectives on Exercise and Aging.- 1. Fitness and the Aging Process.- 2. History of Exercises for the Elderly.- 3. Preservation of Physical Fitness.- 4. Public Health and Fitness ? The Outdoor Life and Other Antidotes to Enemies of Fitness.- Section II Evaluation and Physiology of Exercise.- 5. Physiology of Physical Conditioning for the... more...

  • Climate Change and Indigenous Peoples in the United Statesby

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 99.00

    Written by a panel of experts in the effects of climate change on tribal communities Proposes strategies of adaptation and gives a timely report on climate change impacts on indigenous communities Applicable to all indigenous communities facing climate change more...

  • The Science of Lifeby

    Springer US 2012; US$ 99.00

    I. Introduction.- II. Basic Biomedicine.- Speed of application.- Reproductive physiology.- Regulatory mechanisms.- The lungs.- The hormones, insulin and diabetes.- Hormones and ulcers.- Neurophysiology and mental diseases.- Cardiovascular diseases.- Comparative physiology.- Macromolecules and DNA.- The proteins.- Enzymes.- Biosynthesis.- Metabolic... more...

  • The Health of Aging Hispanicsby

    Springer New York 2007; US$ 74.95

    This timely and much-needed book addresses the demographic trends affecting the Latinos in the United States, Mexico and Latin America, looking at the health concerns and of this growing population, as it ages. Further examination of this previously understudied group- now the nation's largest minority group - offers the possibility to promote... more...

  • Reforms in Long-Term Care Policies in Europeby

    Springer New York 2012; US$ 179.00

    Combines case studies from different schools of welfare thought in Europe (the Anglo-Saxon model, the Scandinavian model, the Continental model, and the Southern European model)  Includes a full description of all the main advances in long term care in Europe in the past 20 years Synthesizes the case studies to draw implications on the evolving... more...

  • The New Middle Classesby

    Springer Netherlands 2009; US$ 209.00

    Provides empirical evidence of both commonalities and differences among the new middle classes of different countries Considers evidence of both consumerism and environmental concern Proffers conclusions in view of modernization theory and a better understanding of what globalization means in regard to lifestyles and their impact on resource consumption... more...

  • Ambient Assisted Livingby

    Springer International Publishing 2014; US$ 199.00

    Discusses both the technical and the social aspects of ambient assisted living Considers current societal trends, novel technological developments and pressing challenges Presents many experimental validations based on user trials and usability testing more...

  • Byzantium, Pliska, and the Balkansby

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 196.00

    In this collection leading international authorities analyse the structures and economic functions of non-agrarian centres between ca. 500 and 1000 A.D. – their trade, their surrounding settlements, and the agricultural and cultural milieux. The thirty-one papers presented at an international conference held in Bad Homburg focus on recent archaeological... more...

  • Globalization and Childrenby

    Springer US 2007; US$ 119.00

    The Global Perspective.- The Impact of Global Economic, Political, and Social Transformations on the Lives of Children.- Globalization in Cross-Cultural Perspective.- The Status of Children in International Law.- Democratization and Children?s Lives.- Global Trends in Children?s Lives.- Children and Family Life.- Civic Participation by Children and... more...