Winner of the 2014 Dartmouth Medal, awarded by the American Library Association. Mammals of Africa (MoA) is a series of six volumes which describes, in detail, every currently recognized species of African land mammal. This is the first time that such extensive coverage has ever been attempted, and the volumes incorporate the very latest information and detailed discussion of the morphology, distribution, biology and evolution (including reference to fossil and molecular data) of Africa's mammals. With 1,160 species and 16 orders, Africa has the greatest diversity and abundance of mammals in the world. The reasons for this and the mechanisms behind their evolution are given special attention in the series. Each volume follows the same format, with detailed profiles of every species and higher taxa. The series includes some 660 colour illustrations by Jonathan Kingdon and his many drawings highlight details of morphology and behaviour of the species concerned. Diagrams, schematic details and line drawings of skulls and jaws are by Jonathan Kingdon and Meredith Happold. Every species also includes a detailed distribution map. Extensive references alert readers to more detailed information. Volume I: Introductory Chapters and Afrotheria (352 pages) Volume II: Primates (560 pages) Volume III: Rodents, Hares and Rabbits (784 pages) Volume IV: Hedgehogs, Shrews and Bats (800 pages) Volume V: Carnivores, Pangolins, Equids and Rhinoceroses (560 pages) Volume VI: Pigs, Hippopotamuses, Chevrotain, Giraffes, Deer and Bovids (704 pages)
Horace's Odes remain among the most widely read works of classical literature. This volume constitutes the first substantial commentary for a generation on this book, and presents Horace's poems for a new cohort of modern students and scholars. The introduction focusses on the particular features of this poetic book and its place in Horace's poetic career and in the literary environment of its particular time in the 20s BCE. The text and commentary both look back to the long and distinguished tradition of Horatian scholarship and incorporate the many advances of recent research and thinking about Latin literature. The volume proposes some new solutions to established problems of text and interpretation, and in general improves modern understanding of a widely read ancient text which has a firm place in college and university courses as well as in classical research.
Incorporate today's most advanced imaging techniques with the new 4th edition of Head and Neck Imaging! A bestselling volume in the popular Case Review Series, this updated reference helps speed your differential diagnoses and ensure your proficiency, in addition to serving as a study guide for general radiology and neuroradiology subspecialty examinations, certificates of added qualification, and radiology/neuroradiology recertification. The all-inclusive volume can serve as a comprehensive review of the subspecialty and as a primer for excelling at the Head and Neck Tumor Boards. ".. the 'keep it short and simple' approach is a winner and will, no doubt, help the fledgling radiologist KISS and fly." Reviewed by RAD Magazine, Apr 2015 "The interactive test-taking format allows users to get real-time feedback, "pinch-and-zoom" figures for easier viewing, and links to supplemental figures and online references. Personally, I am very excited about the future. Join us." Foreword by , David M. Yousem, MD, MBA, June 2015
The Practical Handbook offers an updated presentation of penal provisions regarding commercial copyrights. In a single volume, it compiles previously dispersed treatments of intellectual property criminal law, furnishing useful practical tips and sample boilerplate. The authors incorporate many years of experience in practice, including well-publicized major cases, to give the reader a first-hand account of the law and legal tactics.Das aktuelle Praxishandbuch stellt die Strafvorschriften aus dem Bereich des gewerblichen Rechtsschutzes vor. Es führt die bislang nur verstreut behandelten Fragen des IP-Strafrechts in einem Werk zusammen und bietet nützliche Praxistipps und Formulierungsvorschläge. Die Autoren bringen ihre langjährige Praxiserfahrung mit vielen prominenten Großverfahren ein. Recht und Taktik aus erster Hand!
This volume showcases emerging interdisciplinary scholarship that captures the complex ways in which biological knowledge is testing the nature and structure of legal personhood. Key questions include: What do the new biosciences do to our social, cultural, and legal conceptions of personhood? How does our legal apparatus incorporate new legitimations from the emerging biosciences into its knowledge system? And what kind of ethical, socio-political, and scientific consequences are attached to the establishment of such new legalities? The book examines these problems by looking at materialities, the posthuman, and the relational in the (un)making of legalities. Themes and topics include postgenomic research, gene editing, neuroscience, epigenetics, precision medicine, regenerative medicine, reproductive technologies, border technologies, and theoretical debates in legal theory on the relationship between persons, property, and rights.
This volume of the series was designed to provide a comprehensive primer on the existing best practices and emerging developments in the study and design research on crime and criminology. The work as a whole includes chapters on the measurement of criminal typologies, the offenders, offending and victimization, criminal justice organizations, and specialized measurement techniques. Each chapter is written by experts in the field and they provide an excellent survey of the literature in the relevant area. More importantly, each chapter provides a description of the various methodological and substantive challenges presented in conducting research on these issues and denotes possible solutions to these dilemmas. An emphasis was placed on research that has been conducted outside of the United States and was designed to give the reader a broader more global understanding of the social context of research. The goal of this volume is to provide a definitive reference for professionals in the field, researchers, and students. This volume in the Handbooks in Criminology and Criminal Justice series identifies the principal topical areas of research in this field and summarizes the various methodological and substantive challenges presented in conducting research on these issues. In each chapter, authors provide a summary of the prominent data collection efforts in the topical area, provide an overview of the current methodological work, discuss the challenges in the measurement of central concepts in the subject area, and identify new horizons emerging in data collection and measurement. We encouraged authors to discuss work conducted in an international context and to incorporate discussion of qualitative methodologies when appropriate.
Meditation is often touted as being beneficial for you, but putting it into practice can be a bit tricky when you don’t know where to start. Luckily, you can start where you are. With some guidance from this program, you can incorporate this practice effortlessly into your current lifestyle. This program has been designed to shift your mindset to focus on the here and now.This program can help you: Become more present in your daily lifeFeel more relaxed overallPractice mindfulness regularlyThe audiobook includes:Chapter one: Mindfulness meditationChapters two and three: Powerful daytime affirmationsChapters four and five: Positive subliminal affirmations Listen to the subliminal affirmations on a low volume either before or during sleep.This program will break meditation techniques down to basics, so you can learn at a comfortable pace. You will nourish your mind and heart and find more clarity in your life immediately. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Kappus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/127833/bk_acx0_127833_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This edited collection explores the perceptions and memories of parliamentarianism across Europe, examining the complex ideal of parliament since 1800. Parliament has become the key institution in modern democracy, and the chapters present the evolution of the ideal of parliamentary representation and government, and discuss the reception and value of parliament as an institution. It is considered both as a guiding concept, a Leitidee, as well as an ideal, an Idealtypus. The volume is split into three sections. The establishment of parliament in the nineteenth century and the transfer of parliamentary ideals, models and practices are described in the first section, based on the British and French models. The second part explores how the high expectations of parliamentary democracy in newly-established states after the First World War gradually started to subside into dissatisfaction. Finally, the last section attests to its resilience after the Second World War, demonstrating the strength of the ideal of parliament and its power to incorporate criticism. Examining the history of parliament through concepts and ideals, this book traces a transnational, European exchange of models, routines and discourse.
The Three Languages of Politics is a profoundly illuminating exploration of communication in America’s political landscape. Progressives, conservatives, and libertarians are like tribes speaking different languages. Political discussions do not lead to agreement. Instead, most political commentary serves only to increase polarization. This book could not be timelier, as Americans - whether as media pundits or while conversing at a party - talk past one another with ever-greater volume, heat, and disinterest in contrary opinions. The Three Languages of Politics is an accessible, precise, and insightful guide to lowering the barriers coarsening our politics. This is not a book about one ideology over another. Instead, it is a book about how we communicate issues and ideologies and how language intended to persuade instead divides. Arnold Kling offers a way to see through our rhetorical blinders so that we can incorporate new perspectives, nuances, and thinking into the important issues we must together share and resolve. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joshua Nicholson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/158676/bk_acx0_158676_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.