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Muscle Action Laminated Poster (Wallchart): Scientific Publishing Muscle Action Laminated Poster (Wallchart)
Scientific Publishing
R422 Discovery Miles 4 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Muscle Action chart starts by showing the location of the different types of muscle in the body. Anatomy of skeletal muscle is presented, along with diagrams describing muscle action in terms of levers. Sections on muscle action at the cellular level show the sliding filament theory and the neuromuscular synapse.

The Big Bad World of Concept Art for Video Games: How to Start Your Career as a Concept Artist (Paperback): Eliott Lilly The Big Bad World of Concept Art for Video Games: How to Start Your Career as a Concept Artist (Paperback)
Eliott Lilly
R772 R621 Discovery Miles 6 210 Save R151 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Plato (Hardcover): John Dunn, Ian Harris Plato (Hardcover)
John Dunn, Ian Harris
R12,138 Discovery Miles 121 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Plato of Athens (c 429-347 BC) is the earliest European thinker whose thoughts on politics survive to any great extent. His work, contained in The Republic, the Statesman, the Laws and the unfinished Critias, amongst other works, has made major contributions to the agenda of Western Political thought and its content. [In The Republic, Plato's preoccupation was the concept of the just individual and the just state.] His view that intellect and political authority should be correlated has been a major theme of political thought down the centuries, influencing both authoritarian and egalitarian attitudes to government and democracy. In his later work Plato's concern shifted from the question of justice to questions of the competence of rulers, which in The Statesman he treated as of the first importance, and eventually to the role of law and a mixed constitution, along with religion, in guaranteeing political order. The papers in this authoritative selection explore various aspects of Plato's thought including social structure, education, freedom, property, the status of women, human motivation and racism in addition to his views on law, reason and justice. The vast array of topics covered shows how Plato's work adumbrates many of the concerns of political thought up to the present day and indeed is still relevant in our modern age.

My Favorite Recipes - Large Blank Recipe Journal to Write in (Hardcover) (Hardcover): Savannah Gibbs My Favorite Recipes - Large Blank Recipe Journal to Write in (Hardcover) (Hardcover)
Savannah Gibbs
R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016): Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov The Eastern Arctic Seas Encyclopedia (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2016)
Igor S. Zonn, Andrey G. Kostianoy, Aleksandr V. Semenov
R7,767 Discovery Miles 77 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This Encyclopedia is designed to accumulate and systematize our knowledge about the unique natural water areas - the Laptev, East Siberian and Chukchi seas, their wealth, the events that took place on its waters and shores, and the remarkable people whose lives were and are closely intertwined with the seas. The Encyclopedia contains about 1,500 terms and concepts related to the seas in alphabetical order. It describes geographical features: rivers, lakes, straits, bays; provides information about towns, seaports, transport communications, basic aquatic biological species, nature reserves, national and international programs for the study of the sea, research institutes, historical monuments, activities of prominent explorers and travelers, researchers and scientists. The Encyclopedia also includes a chronology of major historical events connected with the Eastern Arctic seas for more than 400 years.

Doctors' Favorite Natural Remedies - The Safest and Most Effective Natural Ways to Treat More Than 85 Everyday Ailments... Doctors' Favorite Natural Remedies - The Safest and Most Effective Natural Ways to Treat More Than 85 Everyday Ailments (Paperback)
Editors at Reader's Digest
R438 Discovery Miles 4 380 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Pediatric & Neonatal Dosage Handbook (Paperback): Carol K Taketomo Pediatric & Neonatal Dosage Handbook (Paperback)
Carol K Taketomo
R2,279 Discovery Miles 22 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
By the People - Designing a Better America (Paperback): Cynthia Smith By the People - Designing a Better America (Paperback)
Cynthia Smith; Foreword by Caroline Baumann; Preface by Darren Walker; Contributions by Teddy Cruz, Fonna Forman
R704 R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Save R124 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

By the People: Designing a Better America--the third volume in Cooper Hewitt's series on socially responsible design, which began with Design for the Other 90%--examines how design is effectively challenging poverty and social inequality across America. The book explores current social, economic and environmental issues in America with a particular focus on marginalized and underserved communities. By the People features design projects organized into six working themes: Act, Save, Share, Live, Learn and Make. It is a true manual--in format and content--featuring design solutions that expand access to education, food, health care and affordable housing; increase social and economic inclusion; offer improved alternative transportation options, and provide a balanced approach to land use between the built and natural environments. Cooper Hewitt Curator Cynthia E. Smith traveled to post-industrial cities, urban areas impacted by natural disasters, sprawling cities, places of persistent poverty and major metropolitan regions. Her research yielded nearly 400 potential projects from over 30 states and three indigenous nations (Navajo, Lakota, Pueblo). Smith met with local designers, community members and organizations. Her research was guided by the following questions: where does poverty exist? Why are poverty numbers increasing? What populations and communities are most affected? Who are the individuals, organizations and networks that are creating innovative and systemic approaches through design? What are the local, regional and scalable design solutions? In addition to the highly illustrated project profiles, By the People contains essays by, and interviews with, those designers and architects building the innovative and systemic approaches being developed through design.

Electronic Resources - Implications for Collection Management (Hardcover): Genevieve Owens Electronic Resources - Implications for Collection Management (Hardcover)
Genevieve Owens
R1,801 Discovery Miles 18 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Electronic Resources: Implications for Collection Management shows librarians the strengths and weaknesses of electronic resources and the implications these resources have on collection management. The book then helps librarians incorporate electronic resources into their collections accordingly.Contributors in Electronic Resources provide a broad look at the ways in which electronic information affects the business of building and maintaining library collections. They examine the history of electronic resources in document collections and share with readers a thorough analysis of the gains and losses libraries can expect to experience in an increasingly digital environment. Readers also learn: how to budget for both traditional and emerging information sources the effects of electronic collections on the public services realm how to assess the value of journals amidst the many different access and delivery mechanisms how to use resource sharing as a solution to the archival problems which arise as libraries collect materials in continuously proliferating formats selection criteria for electronic resources how to assemble electronic resources into archives social implications of electronic collectionsAcademic librarians in collection management will find Electronic Resources an essential resource for finding their place in the electronic environment. Librarians will refer to this volume again and again as they adjust to increasing dependence upon electronic resources for fulfilling their patrons'needs.

Butterflies of the Midwest (Spiral bound): Jaret C Daniels Butterflies of the Midwest (Spiral bound)
Jaret C Daniels
R201 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R38 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

At the park, in the garden or on a walk, keep this tabbed booklet close at hand. Based on Jaret C. Daniels' best-selling butterfly field guides and featuring only Midwest species, Butterflies of the Midwest is organized by color for quick and easy identification. Narrow your choices by color, and view just a few butterflies at a time. The pocket-sized format is much easier to use than laminated foldouts, and the tear-resistant pages help to make the book durable in the field.

The GlamTwinz Guide to Longer, Healthier Hair (Paperback): Kelsey Murrell, Kendra Murrell The GlamTwinz Guide to Longer, Healthier Hair (Paperback)
Kelsey Murrell, Kendra Murrell; Foreword by Mahisha Dellinger
R356 R292 Discovery Miles 2 920 Save R64 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

#1 Best Seller How to Get Healthy HairHealthy hair tips from the GlamTwinz. Get the long, healthy hair you've always wanted. YouTube superstars Kelsey and Kendra Murrell - The GlamTwinz - share their secrets to growing long, healthy and natural hair, without having to rely on chemical relaxers. How to have healthy hair. Textured hair requires special care and The GlamTwinz have been delivering their best since their viral video: "Top 10 Tips to Grow out Long HEALTHY Hair" hit YouTube. Now, The GlamTwinz build on that to reveal even more secrets and answers to fans' questions, while revealing their own personal hair struggles and triumphs. In The GlamTwinz Guide To Longer, Healthier Hair, you'll learn secrets to: Growing your hair longer Generating natural shine Taming the frizziness Reducing hair breakage Getting the best look without the chemicals Be confident and love the way you look!

Understanding Osteoporosis (Wallchart, 3rd edition): Anatomical Chart Company Understanding Osteoporosis (Wallchart, 3rd edition)
Anatomical Chart Company
R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Understanding Osteoporosis is a beautifully illustrated chart that is easy to understand and perfect for patient education. This chart helps you to explain what osteoporosis is and its effects on the body. Illustrations include: Finely drawn posterior view of a female body with skeleton superimposed Common sites of osteoporosis with close up views of fractures in lower spine, hip and wrist Vertebral column with microscopic views of healthy bone and bone with osteoporosis progressive spinal deformity in osteoporosis This chart discusses: Effects of Osteoporosis Risk factors Prevention and treatment Bone density and bone density testing. Available in the following versions: 20" x 26" heavy weight paper laminated with grommets at top corners ISBN 978-1-4963-6248-3 20" x 26" heavy weight paper ISBN: 978-1-4963-6249-0

The First Generation of Electronic Records Archivists in the United States - A Study in Professionalization (Hardcover):... The First Generation of Electronic Records Archivists in the United States - A Study in Professionalization (Hardcover)
Richard Cox
R2,434 Discovery Miles 24 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book helps readers understand the current status of archivists in the United States. It addresses issues of professionalization by re-examining two major aspects of the archival community: institutional forms and structures, and the basic educational foundations that are important to any profession. While United States archivists now seem poised to develop new approaches to the management of electronic records, including research and education venues, this profession?s long journey to reach this point is an interesting step on the continuing road to professionalization. The First Generation of Electronic Records Archivists in the United States represents the first major study of how and why American archivists have struggled to contend with the management of electronic records. The book provides a framework for studying this issue, includes suggestions for additional research, and serves as a basis for discussion about the continued strengthening of the archival profession. Despite more than thirty years of striving to manage electronic records, American archivists have not developed an effective infrastructure for this purpose. The First Generation of Electronic Records Archivists in the United States considers the evidence for this failure by evaluating archival literature on the topic of electronic records management. It examines how position descriptions in state government archives and job advertisements across the discipline have reflected a bias toward paper-based formats, and the failure of graduate and continuing archival education programs to deal effectively with electronic records. The book details: state government archives and position descriptions trends and practices in the Information Age, 1976--1990 graduate archival education and electronic records: an analysis of current approaches and their strengths and weaknesses the effectiveness of the NAGARA Institute as a form of advanced archival education problems, challenges, opportunities, and needs for additional researchThe First Generation of Electronic Records Archivists in the United States is an enlightening study for library and information science educators, archival graduate students, and archivists themselves as they work toward the professionalization of their field.

Drug Information Handbook for Oncology (Paperback, 16th ed.): Diedra Bragalone Drug Information Handbook for Oncology (Paperback, 16th ed.)
Diedra Bragalone
R2,063 Discovery Miles 20 630 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics - 6 Volume Set (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Erwin Stein, Rene De Borst, Thomas J. R Hughes Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics - 6 Volume Set (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Erwin Stein, Rene De Borst, Thomas J. R Hughes
R45,901 Discovery Miles 459 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An extensively expanded and revised edition of the leading major reference work in computational engineering The completely updated and extended second edition of Encyclopedia of Computational Mechanics, Second Edition has, once again, been prepared under the guidance of three of the world's foremost experts in the field. It follows the same structure as the first edition, yet has been expanded from three to six full volumes to give readers a more in-depth and complete understanding of the topic. Volumes 1 & 2 (Fundamentals) contain contributions related to mathematics, mechanics, and computer science, and are structured as discretization methods, treating approximations with finite differences, discrete variational forms, boundary integral equations and further problem-oriented techniques, mesh-based and meshfree discretizations and the generation and visualization of geometry; Isogeometric analysis as well as various direct and iterative solvers; time-dependent parabolic problems and FEMs for the Maxwell equation; further, new chapters on uncertainty quantification and related stochastic solution methods are included. Volumes 3 & 4 (Solids and Structures) are organized into five different parts, namely, structural behavior; constitutive theories and their implementation; materials and processing; interaction problems; and identification, stochastics, and optimization. Volumes 5 & 6 (Fluids) build on the fundamentals of the first volumes, and offer four main groups that describe additional basic methodologies used in computational fluid dynamics; cover the various aspects of incompressible viscous flows; focus on compressible fluid dynamics; and address problems involving moving domains and free surfaces, and application areas. The single most comprehensive reference on computational mechanics 18 new chapters added representing a more than 20% increase over current edition Extensive revision plan with major updates to the majority of existing articles Covers solid and fluid mechanics, with extensive treatment of FEA and CFD techniques With contributions from leading experts around the globe, this is an essential and comprehensive reference for any university engineering department or corporation, and contains invaluable, up-to-date content for researchers, students, and practitioners alike.

Who's Who in International Business Education and Research (Hardcover): William Shepherd, Iyanatul Islam, Sankaran... Who's Who in International Business Education and Research (Hardcover)
William Shepherd, Iyanatul Islam, Sankaran Raghunathan
R5,594 Discovery Miles 55 940 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This project is distinctive in that it really is a 'Who's Who' rather than a directory of all scholars engaged in international business education and research. It develops a select sample of 150 leading scholars and practitioners extracted from a sample of at least 1200 in the field. The sample is drawn from the use of multiple selection criteria reflecting research productivity, citational analysis, executive officers and fellows of the AIB, management of US-based CIBERS and peer-based nominations. These indicators highlight contributions that expand the frontiers of research and also recognize contributions to professional and institutional development. The compilation is also distinctive in that it allows respondents to offer a personal statement on the principal contributions they have made to the field of international business. The main listing in the book is alphabetic by name and the information is indexed for ease of reference. The volume serves as a central reference in the field of international business, and is an indispensable guide to academic, government and business communities.

A Yeats Dictionary - Persons and Places in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats (Paperback, New edition): James Berenson A Yeats Dictionary - Persons and Places in the Poetry of W. B. Yeats (Paperback, New edition)
James Berenson
R432 Discovery Miles 4 320 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For William Butler Yeats, ""poetic license"" sometimes meant misquoting writers or misspelling Irish words. This reference guide illuminates the poetry of the Irish writer. ""A Yeats Dictionary: Names of the Persons and Places in the Poetry of W.B. Yeats"" uses Yeats' non-poetic writing, the principle Yeats criticism and the writings of his friends and critics to reveal the depth of his meanings. It identifies geographical, historical and literary references from classical antiquity to Irish culture. The pronunciation and etymological guides enhance the strong cadences of Gaelic words. This dictionary goes beyond mere identification to include biographical information and helpful cross-references to the poet's other works. Readers will learn, for example, that Yeats visited the cottages of Irish peasants to record their stories and superstitions first-hand - material that eventually found its way into his poems.

The Cambridge Haydn Encyclopedia (Hardcover): Caryl Clark, Sarah Day-O'connell The Cambridge Haydn Encyclopedia (Hardcover)
Caryl Clark, Sarah Day-O'connell
R3,369 Discovery Miles 33 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For well over two hundred years, Joseph Haydn has been by turns lionized and misrepresented - held up as celebrity, and disparaged as mere forerunner or point of comparison. And yet, unlike many other canonic composers, his music has remained a fixture in the repertoire from his day until ours. What do we need to know now in order to understand Haydn and his music? With over eighty entries focused on ideas and seven longer thematic essays to bring these together, this distinctive and richly illustrated encyclopedia offers a new perspective on Haydn and the many cultural contexts in which he worked and left his indelible mark during the Enlightenment and beyond. Contributions from sixty-seven scholars and performers in Europe, the Americas, and Oceania, capture the vitality of Haydn studies today - its variety of perspectives and methods - and ultimately inspire further exploration of one of western music's most innovative and influential composers.

Historical Foundations of Globalization (Hardcover): James Foreman-Peck Historical Foundations of Globalization (Hardcover)
James Foreman-Peck
R9,525 Discovery Miles 95 250 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume offers an impressive collection of scholarly papers which investigate the historical foundations of globalisation before 1945. The book explores the effects of the nineteenth century technologies of the railway, the telegraph and the steamship which promoted the globalisation process by boosting trade across frontiers and triggering migration of labour and flows of capital to the temperate areas of agriculture. The colonial empires, in particular the British Empire, facilitated the process, as the integration of capital markets and monetary systems and methods of business organization followed trade and labour. The volume also covers the time between the wars, when impediments to trade, migration and currency movements increased and led to a period of deglobalization and divergence.

Top Italian Food & Beverage Experience 2019 (Paperback): Gambero Rosso Top Italian Food & Beverage Experience 2019 (Paperback)
Gambero Rosso
R358 R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Save R40 (11%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The fourth edition of Gambero Rosso's Top Italian Food & Beverage Experience features a selection of the best Italian food and beverage producers. This is the only guide in the sector classified according to product category to bring together over 1200 exceptional entities ready and willing to export a range of quality items. The guide includes a section on the best fresh fruit and vegetables, indicating the relative producer consortia and associations, making it an indispensable tool for foodies, but especially for industry players wanting to promote the best of 'Made in Italy', and for the 50,000 buyers who participate annually in Gambero Rosso's international events.

Criminal Justice Policy (Hardcover): Jodi Lane, Joan Petersilia Criminal Justice Policy (Hardcover)
Jodi Lane, Joan Petersilia
R7,573 Discovery Miles 75 730 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Criminal Justice Policy is an authoritative collection of previously published writings addressing the most important issues which have dominated the field during the past fifteen years. Topics covered include: international perspectives on the extent and nature of crime; theoretical explanations for the onset, escalation and termination of criminal behaviour; the social context of crime; evaluating alternative crime policy options; crime control policy and the future. Criminal Justice Policy should be required reading for community leaders, for policymakers at all levels of government and for members of the general public actively interested in creating more effective crime policies.

The Economics of Fiscal Federalism and Local Finance (Hardcover): Wallace E. Oates The Economics of Fiscal Federalism and Local Finance (Hardcover)
Wallace E. Oates
R8,469 Discovery Miles 84 690 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume presents an authoritative collection of the most significant papers on fiscal federalism and local finance. In addition to some classic papers, it offers clear and insightful presentations of conventional wisdom in the field as well as recent papers which illuminate important issues and point the way to ongoing research. Topics covered include federal tax structure and the division of fiscal functions among levels of government, the effect of local taxes on economic growth, the systems of governmental grants, income redistribution, the theory and practice of local finance and fiscal decentralization in developing countries and transitional economies.

health policy (Hardcover): James W. Bjoerkman, Christa Altenstetter health policy (Hardcover)
James W. Bjoerkman, Christa Altenstetter
R9,080 Discovery Miles 90 800 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Health Policy presents the key classic and contemporary articles and will be an important source of reference for health care professionals, academics and policymakers. It sheds light on the values and socio-political factors which underpin health policy, and will be invaluable in helping to assess and compare policymaking processes in different countries. The volume is divided into six sections and within each section the articles are presented chronologically. Thus the selection is suitable for both the beginner and the more advanced student; the beginner will benefit from the earlier readings by observing their cumulative impact on later writings, while the more advanced student may find the more up-to-date articles of particular interest. Section I introduces several basic values which underlie all health policies; section II reviews the socio-economic and political factors in health policy; section III deals with the experience and practice of American health care while section IV offers comparisons with other countries in Europe and also with Japan. Section V examines the opportunities and constraints for countries' learning from each other and finally section VI raises methodological issues and indicates the challenges which must be addressed in the future.

Research Handbook on Gender and Innovation (Paperback): Gry A. Alsos, Ulla Hytti, Elisabet Ljunggren Research Handbook on Gender and Innovation (Paperback)
Gry A. Alsos, Ulla Hytti, Elisabet Ljunggren
R991 Discovery Miles 9 910 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Innovation is seen as one of the main engines of economic growth. It is generally assumed to be gender neutral when, in fact, the gendered construction of innovation has been traditionally masculine. This Handbook explores the nexus between innovation and gender by providing a wide range of studies from different analytical and methodological perspectives and from various regional and industry contexts and draws implications for a gender-inclusive innovation policy. The multidisciplinary group of contributors discuss topics such as gender and innovation in new and small businesses, and growth businesses; addressing innovation in different organizational contexts ranging from public sector health care to mining and forestry; researching gender in innovation policy and in design and materiality. This Handbook will be useful to researchers looking to understand parallels between research on gender and innovation on one hand, and research on gender and entrepreneurship or management on the other. It will also be invaluable to students looking for an overview of research in both areas.

The Politics of Migration (Hardcover): Robin Cohen, Zig Layton-Henry The Politics of Migration (Hardcover)
Robin Cohen, Zig Layton-Henry
R4,121 Discovery Miles 41 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Politics of Migration is an authoritative collection which includes the most important articles and papers that document and analyse the political impact and consequences of migration since World War II. It assesses the impact of migration on class conflict and politics in the host country and the strategies adopted by the state to manage the political activities and demands of new ethnic minority communities. It also covers the rise of racist politics, especially electoral support for anti-immigrant far right parties. Special emphasis is placed on the politics of citizenship and political engagement as the new settlers adopt political strategies in order to combat exclusion, racism and oppression and to achieve recognition and legitimacy.

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