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Zecken, Milben, Fliegen, Schaben ...: Schach dem Ungeziefer

by Heinz Mehlhorn Birgit Mehlhorn

Dieser bewährte Retter vor Ungeziefer hat schon unzähligen Lesern geholfen, sich von den ungebetenen Gästen wieder zu befreien. Mit dem farbigen, anschaulichen Ratgeber erhalten Sie alle Informationen, um Schädlinge zu erkennen und erfolgreich zu bekämpfen und Stich- oder Bißwunden gezielt zu behandeln. Das praktische Glossar zum Nachschlagen ist eine schnelle Orientierungshilfe.

Improving Regulation: Cases in Environment, Health, and Safety (Rff Press Ser.)

by Paul S. Fischbeck R. Scott Farrow

Is there potential for a U.S. regulatory system that is more efficient and effective? Or is the future likely to involve 'paralysis by analysis'? Improving Regulation considers the challenges faced by the regulatory system as society and technology change, and our knowledge about the effects of our activities on human and planetary health becomes more sophisticated. While considering the difficulty in linking regulatory design and performance, Improving Regulation makes the case for empowering regulatory analysis. Studying applications as diverse as fire protection, air and water pollution, and genetics, its contributors examine the strategies of different stakeholders in today's complex policymaking environment. With a focus on the behavior of institutions and people, they consider the impact that organizational politics, science, technology, and performance have on regulation. They explore the role of technology in creating and reducing uncertainty, the costs of control, the potential involvement of previously unregulated sectors, and the contentious public debates about fairness and participation in regulatory policy. Arguing that the success of many regulations depends upon their acceptance by the public, Fischbeck, Farrow, and their contributors offer extensive, inductive evidence on the art of regulatory analysis. The resulting book provides 'real world' examples of regulation, and a demonstration of how to synthesize analytical skills with a knowledge of physical and social processes.

Climates and Weather Explained: An Introduction From A Southern Perspective: Instructor's Resource Pack (includes Students' And Instructors' Cd-rom)

by Bart Geerts Edward Linacre

Climates and Weather Explained is a comprehensive introduction to the study of the atmosphere integrating climatology and meteorology. Clear explanations of basic principles, concepts and processes are supported by a wealth of highly informative illustrations and a vast array of case studies demonstrating the relevance of weather and climate to everyday life. Focusing particularly on the Southern hemisphere the authors provide fresh insights into topical environmental concerns from global warming and natural hazards to sustainable global population. The textbook is supplemented by a unique interactive Student CD-ROM containing entirely additional material, for practical work and more advanced study. Closely related to each chapter of the book, the Student CD-ROM features: * Over 170 extra 'Notes', 40 illustrations and tables. * Multiple choice, self-assessment and practical exercises. * Extended glossary and key word searching * Hypertext presentation and extensive cross-referencing * A gallery of meteorological photographs in full colour A special Instructors' Resource Pack is also available containing an additional Instuctors'CD-ROM. For further information visit: website address here

Research Ethics for Human Geography: A Handbook for Students

by Jonathan Darling Helen F. Wilson

Research Ethics for Human Geography is a lively and engaging introduction to key ethical issues in geographical research by leading figures in the discipline. It addresses the wide range of ethical issues involved in collecting, analysing and writing up research across the social sciences, and explores and explains the more specific ethical issues associated with different forms of geographical inquiry. Each chapter comprises detailed summaries and definitions, real-life case studies, student check-lists and annotated recommendations for reading, making the book a valuable toolkit for students undertaking all forms of geographical research, from local and overseas fieldwork, through to dissertation research, methods-training, and further research.

The Sage Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice

by Mary M. Gergen Sheila McNamee Celiane Camargo-Borges Emerson F. Rasera

The SAGE Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice is a major review of one of the key theories within psychology and the social sciences. Social construction is one of the main theoretical approaches within the social sciences to emerge out of the turn of the 20th century, and this volume showcases the latest theory and application of social construction across a range of disciplines. This review of the field is very timely, and exhibits the latest research whilst also pointing to future directions. The handbook brings together work from a range of disciplines and focuses on real-world practice in addition to theoretical work, thus making it useful for advanced students, scholars, and practitioners alike. Part One: Research Practices Part Two: Practices in the Caring Professions Part Three: Organizational Development Part Four: Education Part Five: Healthcare Part Six: Dialogue and Peace Building Part Seven: Community Building, Social Welfare, and Spirituality

The SAGE Handbook of Marketing Ethics

by Stephan Dahl Patrick De Pelsmacker Lynne Eagle Charles R. Taylor

The SAGE Handbook of Marketing Ethics draws together an exhaustive overview of research into marketing&’s many ethical conundrums, while also promoting more optimistic perspectives on the ways in which ethics underpins organizational practices. Marketing ethics has emerged in recent years as the key and collective concern within the ever-divergent fields of marketing and consumer research. This handbook brings together a rich and diverse body of scholarly research, with chapters on all major topics relevant to the field of marketing ethics, whilst also outlining future research directions. PART 1: Foundations of Marketing Ethics PART 2: Theoretical and Research Approaches to Marketing Ethics PART 3: Marketing Ethics and Social Issues PART 4: Issues in Consumer Ethics PART 5: Ethical Issues in Specific Sectors PART 6: Ethical Issues in the Marketing Mix PART 7: Concluding Comments and Reflections

The Trainee Coach Handbook


Written by an expert team of authors, this handbook is an essential companion for all trainee coaches. It guides the reader through the practical skills and knowledge they'll need to successfully complete their training - from the coaching relationship and case formulation, through to supervision and research, to professional issues such as setting up in private practice and working digitally. It includes top tips for getting the most of a coach training and addresses the &‘what to do if&’ questions most frequently asked by trainees.

Research Ethics for Human Geography: A Handbook for Students

by Jonathan Darling Helen F. Wilson

Research Ethics for Human Geography is a lively and engaging introduction to key ethical issues in geographical research by leading figures in the discipline. It addresses the wide range of ethical issues involved in collecting, analysing and writing up research across the social sciences, and explores and explains the more specific ethical issues associated with different forms of geographical inquiry. Each chapter comprises detailed summaries and definitions, real-life case studies, student check-lists and annotated recommendations for reading, making the book a valuable toolkit for students undertaking all forms of geographical research, from local and overseas fieldwork, through to dissertation research, methods-training, and further research.

Research Ethics for Human Geography: A Handbook for Students


Research Ethics for Human Geography is a lively and engaging introduction to key ethical issues in geographical research by leading figures in the discipline. It addresses the wide range of ethical issues involved in collecting, analysing and writing up research across the social sciences, and explores and explains the more specific ethical issues associated with different forms of geographical inquiry. Each chapter comprises detailed summaries and definitions, real-life case studies, student check-lists and annotated recommendations for reading, making the book a valuable toolkit for students undertaking all forms of geographical research, from local and overseas fieldwork, through to dissertation research, methods-training, and further research.

The SAGE Handbook of Marketing Ethics

by Stephan Dahl Patrick De Pelsmacker Lynne Eagle Charles R. Taylor

The SAGE Handbook of Marketing Ethics draws together an exhaustive overview of research into marketing&’s many ethical conundrums, while also promoting more optimistic perspectives on the ways in which ethics underpins organizational practices. Marketing ethics has emerged in recent years as the key and collective concern within the ever-divergent fields of marketing and consumer research. This handbook brings together a rich and diverse body of scholarly research, with chapters on all major topics relevant to the field of marketing ethics, whilst also outlining future research directions. PART 1: Foundations of Marketing Ethics PART 2: Theoretical and Research Approaches to Marketing Ethics PART 3: Marketing Ethics and Social Issues PART 4: Issues in Consumer Ethics PART 5: Ethical Issues in Specific Sectors PART 6: Ethical Issues in the Marketing Mix PART 7: Concluding Comments and Reflections

The Sage Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice

by Mary M. Gergen Sheila McNamee Celiane Camargo-Borges Emerson F. Rasera

The SAGE Handbook of Social Constructionist Practice is a major review of one of the key theories within psychology and the social sciences. Social construction is one of the main theoretical approaches within the social sciences to emerge out of the turn of the 20th century, and this volume showcases the latest theory and application of social construction across a range of disciplines. This review of the field is very timely, and exhibits the latest research whilst also pointing to future directions. The handbook brings together work from a range of disciplines and focuses on real-world practice in addition to theoretical work, thus making it useful for advanced students, scholars, and practitioners alike. Part One: Research Practices Part Two: Practices in the Caring Professions Part Three: Organizational Development Part Four: Education Part Five: Healthcare Part Six: Dialogue and Peace Building Part Seven: Community Building, Social Welfare, and Spirituality

On Mercy

by Malcolm Bull

Is mercy more important than justice?Since antiquity, mercy has been regarded as a virtue. The power of monarchs was legitimated by their acts of clemency, their mercy demonstrating their divine nature. Yet by the end of the eighteenth century, mercy had become “an injustice committed against society . . . a manifest vice.” Mercy was exiled from political life. How did this happen?In this book, Malcolm Bull analyses and challenges the Enlightenment’s rejection of mercy. A society operating on principles of rational self-interest had no place for something so arbitrary and contingent, and having been excluded from Hobbes’s theory of the state and Hume’s theory of justice, mercy disappeared from the lexicon of political theory. But, Bull argues, these idealised conceptions have proved too limiting. Political realism demands recognition of the foundational role of mercy in society. If we are vulnerable to harm from others, we are in need of their mercy. By restoring the primacy of mercy over justice, we may constrain the powerful and release the agency of the powerless. And if arguments for capitalism are arguments against mercy, might the case for mercy challenge the very basis of our thinking about society and the state?An important contribution to contemporary political philosophy from an inventive thinker, On Mercy makes a persuasive case for returning this neglected virtue to the heart of political thought.

BOSH! How to Live Vegan

by Ian Theasby Henry Firth

’The vegan Jamie Olivers.’ The Times Save the Planet and Feel Amazing

Never Kiss a Man in a Christmas Sweater

by Debbie Johnson

You’ve seen Mark Darcy in the reindeer jumper his mother gave him, now meet Marco Cavelli in this season’s Christmas knit!

Cosmopolitan Place Making in Australia: Immigrant Minorities and the Built Environment in Cities, Regional and Rural Areas

by Jock Collins Branka Krivokapic-Skoko Kirrily Jordan Hurriyet Babacan Narayan Gopalkrishnan

This book looks at the historical and contemporary impact of minority immigrant and ethnic communities on the built and social environment in Australian cities, rural and regional areas. The emphasis is on the changing social use of these buildings – places of worship, ethnic clubs and community associations, immigrant restaurants and retail outlets, museums, memorials and landmarks and other places and spaces created by immigrant communities – rather than on their architectural merit. These places and spaces are sites of bridging and bonding social capital, of social interaction between immigrant communities and their local communities. In both the Australian cities and the ‘bush’ (an Australian colloquial term for non-metropolitan dwellers), the book investigates how the places built and used by minority ethnic communities have transformed Australian life in complex and sometimes contradictory ways. In Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, the book investigates the historical development of Chinatowns and their contemporary dynamics.

Nanophotonics in Biomedical Engineering

by Meng Lu Xiangwei Zhao

This book summarizes the latest advances in nanophotonics for biomedical applications, including biomolecular sensing and imaging, additive fabrications, and biophotonics. The engineering of nanophotonics will have significant impacts on the life sciences and medicine alike. Given its scope, the book offers a valuable asset for researchers, scientists, engineers, and graduate students in the fields of biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, materials sciences, optics, biology, and medicine.

International Conference on Innovative Computing and Communications: Proceedings of ICICC 2020, Volume 1 (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing #1165)

by Siddhartha Bhattacharyya Aboul Ella Hassanien Deepak Gupta Ashish Khanna Sameer Anand Ajay Jaiswal

This book includes high-quality research papers presented at the Third International Conference on Innovative Computing and Communication (ICICC 2020), which is held at the Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, University of Delhi, Delhi, India, on 21–23 February, 2020. Introducing the innovative works of scientists, professors, research scholars, students and industrial experts in the field of computing and communication, the book promotes the transformation of fundamental research into institutional and industrialized research and the conversion of applied exploration into real-time applications.

Patienten mit intrakraniellen Tumoren: Neuropsychologie – Psychoonkologie – Psychotherapie: Eine Einführung (essentials)

by Simone Goebel

Dieses essential gibt einen Kurzüberblick über psychosoziale Aspekte von Patienten mit Hirntumoren. Die Arbeit mit dieser besonderen Patientengruppe erfordert spezifische Kenntnisse in den Bereichen Neuropsychologie, Psychoonkologie und Psychotherapie, die praxisnah vermittelt werden. Patienten mit intrakraniellen Tumoren zählen zu den am stärksten belasteten Patientengruppen überhaupt. Sie sind nicht nur von allen Belastungsfaktoren onkologischer Erkrankungen betroffen, zu welchen zum Beispiel die langwierige und nebenwirkungsreiche medizinische Therapie oder die oft verringerte Lebenserwartung zählen, sondern auch von allen Belastungsfaktoren neurologischer Erkrankungen, worunter auch neuropsychologische Veränderungen wie kognitive Defizite, eine verminderte Kommunikationsfähigkeit und organisch bedingte Persönlichkeitsveränderungen fallen.

The Golden Rendezvous: San Andreas, The Golden Rendezvous, Seawitch, Santorini

by Alistair MacLean

A timeless classic of modern-day piracy from the acclaimed master of action and suspense.

The Lonely Sea

by Alistair MacLean

Collection of riveting tales of the sea including the story that launched his writing career, the account of the epic battle to sink the German battle ship, Bismarck, and two new stories collected here for the first time.

November Road: A Novel

by Lou Berney

‘A great read, combining brutal action with a moving love story; gorgeous writing, too’ Ian Rankin ‘Exceptional’ Stephen King Winner of the 2018 Hammett Prize. A poignant and evocative crime novel – a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second chances.

November Road: A Novel

by Lou Berney

‘A great read, combining brutal action with a moving love story; gorgeous writing, too’ Ian Rankin ‘Exceptional’ Stephen King Winner of the 2018 Hammett Prize. A poignant and evocative crime novel – a story of unexpected connections, daring possibilities, and the hope of second chances.

Technisches Zeichnen: Eigenständig lernen und effektiv üben

by Susanna Labisch Georg Wählisch

Dieses Lehr- und Übungsbuch fasst die wichtigsten Bestandteile und Regeln des Technischen Zeichnens zusammen. Wer ohne Vorkenntnisse erstmals mit dem Problem des Lesens und Anfertigens von technischen Zeichnungen konfrontiert wird, benötigt Hilfe. Gerade bei der Darstellung von Normteilen und Maschinenelementen wie Achsen, Wellen, Schrauben, Schweißverbindungen, Zahnrädern oder Lagern gilt es die Regeln des Technischen Zeichnens einzuhalten. Die Verwendung grafischer Symbole oder das gekonnte fertigungsgerechte Gestalten und Bemaßen entscheiden häufig über die Professionalität technischer Zeichnungen. Übungsaufgaben ermöglichen das Erarbeiten des Stoffs im Selbststudium und dessen Vertiefung. Bei dieser normenaktualisierten Auflage wurde ein Kapitel zu Gesamtzeichnungen aufgenommen und die Qualität der Bilder verbessert.

Dynamic Systems for Everyone: Understanding How Our World Works

by Asish Ghosh

Systems are everywhere and we are surrounded by them. We are a complex amalgam of systems that enable us to interact with an endless array of external systems in our daily lives. They are electrical, mechanical, social, biological, and many other types that control our environment and our well-being. By appreciating how these systems function, will broaden our understanding of how our world works. Readers from a variety of disciplines will benefit from the knowledge of system behavior they will gain from this book and will be able to apply those principles in various contexts. The treatment of the subject is non-mathematical, and the book considers some of the latest concepts in the systems discipline, such as agent based systems, optimization, and discrete events and procedures. The diverse range of examples provided in this book, will allow readers to:Apply system knowledge at work and in daily life without deep mathematical knowledge;Build models and simulate system behaviors on a personal computer; Optimize systems in many different ways;Reduce or eliminate unintended consequences;Develop a holistic world view .This book will enable readers to not only better interact with the systems in their professional and daily lives, but also allow them to develop and evaluate them for their effectiveness in achieving their designed purpose.Comments from Reviewers: “This is a marvelously well written introduction to Systems Thinking and System Dynamics - I like it because it introduces Systems Thinking with meaningful examples, which everyone should be able to readily connect” - Gene Bellinger, Organizational theorist, systems thinker, and consultant, Director Systems Thinking World “Excellent book ...very well written. Mr. Ghosh's world view of system thinking is truly unique” - Peter A. Rizzi, Professor Emeritus, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth “A thorough reading of the book provides an interesting way to view many problems in our society” –Bradford T. Stokes, Poppleton Chair and Professor Emeritus, The Ohio State University College of Medicine “This is a very good and very readable book that is a must read for any person involved in systems theory in any way - which may actually include just about everyone” - Peter G. Martin, Vice President Business Value Consulting, Schneider Electric

The Intersection of Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Community, and the Ecology of Life

by Cathryne L. Schmitz Ande A. Nesmith Yolanda Machado-Escudero Shanondora Billiot Rachel A. Forbes Meredith C. Powers Nikita Buckhoy Lucy A. Lawrence

This book examines and encourages the increasing involvement of those in the social sciences, including social work, as well as everyday citizens, with environmental injustices that affect the natural ecology, community health, and physical and mental health of marginalized communities. The authors draw on their diverse experiences in research, practice, and education to suggest interdisciplinary strategies for addressing environmental justice, climate change, and ecological destruction on both a local and global scale. This insightful work presents models for action, practice, and education, including field learning, with examples of how programs and schools have integrated and infused environmental justice content across their curricula. Environmental and ecological impacts on local communities as well as the whole ecology of life are examined. Models for engaging civic dialogue, addressing structural oppression, and employing other interdisciplinary responses to environmental injustices are provided.Topics explored among the chapters include:Water, Air, and Land: The Foundation for Life, Food, and SocietyHuman Health and Well-Being in Times of Global Environmental Crisis Power and Politics: Protection, Rebuilding, and JusticePathways to Change: Community and Environmental TransformationDecolonizing Nature: The Potential of Nature to HealThe Intersection of Environmental Justice, Climate Change, Community, and the Ecology of Life equips readers to identify the impact of the global environmental crisis in their own communities. Emphasizing the need for immediate action on ecological, climate, and environmental justice issues, this forward-thinking book assists social science professionals, educators, researchers, and other concerned individuals with the knowledge needed for creating meaningful interdisciplinary responses in their communities as they take action within a rapidly changing context.

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