Climate Change

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Emily Boyd,Emma L Tompkins

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780741421

Category: Science

Page: 208

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Climate change is the greatest single problem we face as a planet. This important introduction skilfully guides us through the complex mix of scientific, political, social, and environmental issues to explore the possible futures for our world. Focusing on the fact that the “point of no return” may have already been passed, Boyd and Tompkins highlight the urgent need to start addressing the wide-ranging consequences of our changing climate if we want to avoid catastrophe.
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Conservation

a beginner's guide

Author: Paul Jepson,Richard J. Ladle

Publisher: Oneworld Pubns Ltd

ISBN: 9781851687145

Category: Nature

Page: 193

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In this age of unparalleled environmental change, the need to preserve our fauna and flora has never been so urgent. Fortunately, the ceaseless erosion of nature is counterbalanced by the desire of people to do something about it.
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Oil

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Smil, Vaclav

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740387

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Packed with fascinating facts and insight, this book will fuel dinner party debate, and provide readers with the science and politics behind the world’s most controversial resource. Without oil, there would be no globalisation, no plastic, little transport, and a global political landscape that few would recognise. It is the lifeblood of the modern world, and humanity’s dependence upon it looks set to continue for decades to come. In this captivating book, the author of the acclaimed Energy: A Beginner’s Guide, Vaclav Smil, explains all matters related to the ‘black stuff’, from its discovery in the earth, right through to the political maelstrom that surrounds it today. Author Vaclav Smil is Distinguished Professor in the Faculty of Environment at the University of Manitoba, Canada. He has written over 10 books on energy and been a keynote speaker at both the World Economic Forum and the Global Roundtable on Climate Change. He is the first non-American to receive the American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Public Understanding of Science and Technology and is a Special Fellow of the Royal Society.
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Energy

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Vaclav Smil

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 9781851684526

Category: Science

Page: 192

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As Einstein pointed out in his famous equation, E=MC2, all matter can be described as energy. It is everywhere; it is everything. In this engaging book, prolific author and academic Vaclav Smil provides an introduction to the far-reaching term and gives the reader a greater understanding of energy's place in both past and present society. Starting with an explanation of the concept, he goes on to cover such exciting topics as the inner workings of the human body, and the race for more efficient and environmentally friendly fuels. With global warming becoming a mainstream political issue, this guide will help shed light on the science behind it and efforts to prevent it, and how our seemingly insignificant daily decisions affect energy consumption. Whether you're after insight or dinner table conversation, "Energy: A Beginner's Guide" will amaze and inform, uncovering the science behind one of the most important concepts in our universe.
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Oil - A Beginner's Guide 2nd edition

Author: Vaclav Smil

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1786072874

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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Packed with fascinating facts and insight, this book will fuel dinner party debate, and provide readers with the science and politics behind the world’s most controversial resource. Without oil, there would be no globalisation, no plastic, little transport, and a global political landscape that few would recognise. It is the lifeblood of the modern world, and humanity’s dependence upon it looks set to continue for decades to come. In this captivating book, the author of the acclaimed Energy: A Beginner’s Guide, Vaclav Smil, explains all matters related to the ‘black stuff’, from its discovery in the earth, right through to the political maelstrom that surrounds it today.
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History of Science

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Sean Johnston

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 218

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Weaving together intellectual history, philosophy, and social studies, an addition to an easy-to-understand series offers a unique appraisal of both the history of science and the nature of the evolving discipline, charting its progress since prehistory and revealing its role in shaping the twenty-first century. Original.
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International Relations

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Charles Jones

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780743041

Category: Political Science

Page: 204

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Today, more than ever, we are buffeted by forces that originate from beyond our shores. Whether it’s war, economics, politics, or law, we live in a global world influenced by a complex landscape of international transactions. Esteemed academic Charles Jones ably provides the building blocks to understand the history of these interactions, outlining all the key actors — from the United States and China to the IMF and Google — and the competing theories that attempt to explain them. Arguing that the strength of international relations lies in its contradictions — it’s not a single discipline but a fascinating mess of history, politics, economics, sociology, law, anthropology, and cultural studies — this guide provides a lively discussion of the limitations of the field, as well as an explanation of why it is so essential. Covering globalization, conflict, history, and theory, this is the perfect primer for students of international relations, workers in an international context, and citizens across the globe.
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Nutrition

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Sarah Brewer

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740816

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

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Shocking obesity rates, the rise of eating disorders, killer food allergies, super foods that cure cancer: as the headlines shout every week, we have never been more engaged, or struggled so hard, with what we put in our mouths. Separating fact from fiction, award-winning health journalist and nutritionist Dr. Sarah Brewer combines the latest science with practical advice on what really matters to explain exactly how food influences our health and well-being. From the mechanics of digestion and the chemical composition of macro and micro nutrients to methods of healthy weight loss and aiding medical conditions with various foods, all the key issues and debates are covered making this essential reading for medics and trainee nutritionists as well as anyone interested in making informed decisions about their diet.
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Quantum Physics

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Alastair Rae

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780740476

Category: Science

Page: 240

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From quarks to computing, this fascinating introduction covers every element of the quantum world in clear and accessible language. Drawing on a wealth of expertise to explain just what a fascinating field quantum physics is, Rae points out that it is not simply a maze of technical jargon and philosophical ideas, but a reality which affects our daily lives.
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The History of Medicine

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Mark Jackson

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780745273

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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In a world burdened by chronic conditions and mutating viruses, with a health service strained to its limits, the history of medicine challenges our understanding of what it means to be healthy. By illuminating the ailments and methods of the past, our own dilemmas about medical practice and policy can be put into a new perspective. Esteemed historian Mark Jackson takes us from the dawn of medicine in the ancient world to the most recent developments pioneered in the 21st century’s hospitals. On the way, Jackson explores Indian and Chinese traditions, as well as the origins of today’s so-called alternative therapies, offering piercing insight into how medicine has reflected and shaped society throughout the ages.
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