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An Introduction to Political Thought - Key Concepts and Thinkers (Paperback): Peri Roberts, Peter Sutch An Introduction to Political Thought - Key Concepts and Thinkers (Paperback)
Peri Roberts, Peter Sutch
R581 Discovery Miles 5 810 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

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"Both of the authors bring great depth of knowledge in the history of political thought to the writing of this book."
--Rex Martin, author of "A System of Rights"

"Illustrates the authors' obvious knowledge of a wide range of political thought, from the ancient to the contemporary."
--Iain Mackenzie, author of "Political Ideologies"

An Introduction to Political Thought emphasizes a dual approach to political theory by providing a chronological overview of both major figures and texts as well as an understanding of the development of key concepts and themes. In this way the authors provide a basic sense of the history and development of political thought and a critical grasp of the theoretical and philosophical issues at the heart of politics.

Beginning with the idea that laws and constitutions are only beneficial insofar as they give effective expression to our moral and political beliefs, the authors argue that moral and political ideas are the foundations of politics. Political philosophers covered in depth include: Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Marx, Bentham, Rawls, and Burke. Key concepts such as the moral order, liberty, human nature, freedom, the social contract, distributive justice, liberalism, socialism, feminism, human rights, and multiculturalism are also all covered. In exploring these issues the authors offer a critical guide through key arguments in the history of political thought and contemporary political theory.

Naturalist's Guide to Forest Plants - An Ecology for Eastern North America (Paperback): Donald Cox Naturalist's Guide to Forest Plants - An Ecology for Eastern North America (Paperback)
Donald Cox
R359 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R70 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Donald D. Cox brings together a wide range of information about the forests of eastern North America, including the origins and types of soils and their relationships to vegetation, climate, and human culture; the members of the plant kingdom and the fungi that are found in forests; the methods by which forest plants reproduce and disperse their seeds; and toxic, medicinal, and edible plants that grow in forests. Cox provides complete and accurate details for those readers who are interested in collecting forest plants and preserving plant collections. For readers who wish to go a step beyond identifying and collecting plants, the final chapter describes non-technical investigations, activities, and projects. The author emphasizes forest conservation and habitat preservation throughout this invaluable book.

The Book of Seeds - A lifesize guide to six hundred species from around the world (Hardcover): Paul Smith The Book of Seeds - A lifesize guide to six hundred species from around the world (Hardcover)
Paul Smith 1
R902 R629 Discovery Miles 6 290 Save R273 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

"These seeds will captivate you whether you're a gardener or not." - The Washington Post "A sumptuous guide to 600 of the world's weirdest and most beautiful species, from the black seed with hair like Donald Trump to pinhead-sized orchid seeds." - The Guardian "The book drives home the incredible botanical wealth that is found on our precious blue planet." - The English Garden True time capsules of life, seeds are significant items of hope and promise. They are the most complex organs plants ever produce, and come in an enormously diverse range of shapes, sizes, and colours; from the impressive coco de mer nut to the microscopic seeds of an orchid, to the extraordinary cobalt blue of the traveller's palm pit. Seeds are often overshadowed by the adult plant's size and show. Here, 600 seeds are spotlit, each given equal attention, each shown as glorious photographs, life size and in detail, alongside an engraving of the parent plant. Every profile includes a population distribution map, a table of essential information, and a commentary revealing notable characteristics, related species, and a diagnosis of the specimen's importance in terms of taxonomy, rarity, dispersal method, and scientific significance. Arranged taxonomically, this essential reference reveals the variety and importance of seeds to an extent never seen before.

Vickery's Folk Flora - An A-Z of the Folklore and Uses of British and Irish Plants (Hardcover): Roy Vickery Vickery's Folk Flora - An A-Z of the Folklore and Uses of British and Irish Plants (Hardcover)
Roy Vickery 1
R729 R574 Discovery Miles 5 740 Save R155 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book is a dictionary of British (native, naturalised and cultivated) plants and the folklore associated with them. Unlike many plant-lore publications Vickery's Folk Flora tells us what people currently do and believe, rather than what Victorians did and believed. The result is a vivid demonstration that plant folklore in the British Isles is not only surviving but flourishing; adapting and evolving as time goes by, even in urban areas. Each entry includes: - The plant's English and scientific (Latin) name, as well as significant local names. - A brief description of the plant and its distribution, and, in the case of cultivated plants, a history of their introduction to the British Isles - Information on the folklore and traditional uses of the plant, arranged where possible in a sequence starting with general folk beliefs (superstitions), use in traditional customs, use in folk medicine, other uses, and legends concerning individual representatives of the plant. In addition to the major entries there are a number of minor entries for feast days, diseases and other subjects which direct readers to relevant major entries, e.g. St. George's Day, on which red roses are worn; dandelions are gathered; and runner beans are planted.

Woordeboek Vir Die Gesondheidswetenskappe / Dictionary for the Health Sciences (Afrikaans, English, Hardcover, 2nd Revised... Woordeboek Vir Die Gesondheidswetenskappe / Dictionary for the Health Sciences (Afrikaans, English, Hardcover, 2nd Revised Edition)
A.J. Brink
R800 R649 Discovery Miles 6 490 Save R151 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 15 working days

Die opgedateerde, uitgebreide, verklarende en tweetalige Woordeboek vir Gesondheidswetenskappe is gebaseer op die Woordeboek van Afrikaanse Geneeskundeterme wat in Januarie 1979 verskyn en reeds agt drukke beleef het. Hierdie tweede uitgawe poog om 'n kosbare wetenskap- en kultuurskat op te dateer en aan te vul. Die nuwe uitgawe bevat sowat 10 000 meer inskrywings as die eerste uitgawe en sowat 8 000 terme is geherdefinieer. Die aanbieding is nie alleen van waarde vir voor- en nagraadse studente en praktisyns in alle fasette van die gesondheidswetenskappe nie, maar ook vir vertalers, taalkundiges en joernaliste, Afrikaans- en/of Engelssprekend.

Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions - Get the Most Out of Your Retirement and Medical Benefits (Paperback, 24th... Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions - Get the Most Out of Your Retirement and Medical Benefits (Paperback, 24th ed.)
Joseph Matthews
R559 R442 Discovery Miles 4 420 Save R117 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Math with Bad Drawings - Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality (Hardcover): Ben Orlin Math with Bad Drawings - Illuminating the Ideas That Shape Our Reality (Hardcover)
Ben Orlin
R710 R490 Discovery Miles 4 900 Save R220 (31%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In MATH WITH BAD DRAWINGS, Ben Orlin answers math's three big questions: Why do I need to learn this? When am I ever going to use it? Why is it so hard? The answers come in various forms-cartoons, drawings, jokes, and the stories and insights of an empathetic teacher who believes that math should belong to everyone. Eschewing the tired old curriculum that begins in the wading pool of addition and subtraction and progresses to the shark infested waters of calculus (AKA the Great Weed Out Course), Orlin instead shows us how to think like a mathematician by teaching us a new game of Tic-Tac-Toe, how to understand an economic crisis by rolling a pair of dice, and the mathematical reason why you should never buy a second lottery ticket. Every example in the book is illustrated with his trademark "bad drawings," which convey both his humor and his message with perfect pitch and clarity. Organized by unconventional but compelling topics such as "Statistics: The Fine Art of Honest Lying," "Design: The Geometry of Stuff That Works," and "Probability: The Mathematics of Maybe," MATH WITH BAD DRAWINGS is a perfect read for fans of illustrated popular science.

Her Ladyship's Guide to the British Season - The essential practical and etiquette guide (Hardcover): Caroline Taggart Her Ladyship's Guide to the British Season - The essential practical and etiquette guide (Hardcover)
Caroline Taggart
R212 R149 Discovery Miles 1 490 Save R63 (30%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Great Britain has a long tradition of spectacular seasonal events, parties, pomp and ceremony. But times have moved on since the days of formal manners and dress codes and with many exclusive events now accessible to everyone, it can be tricky to know where to go, what to wear and how to act. Luckily, Her Ladyship is on hand to guide you though the social minefield of the British Season. This practical guide will take you on a tour of all the best events, including Chelsea Flower Show, Glyndebourne Festival, Lord's Test Cricket, The Epsom Derby and Royal Ascot, Wimbledon, Henley Royal Regatta, Glorious Goodwood, Cowes Week and many more. Her Ladyship is always on hand to explain what happens where, giving invaluable advice on dress codes and traditional customs along the way. Insider's tips on getting tickets and what not to miss at each event make this the must-have companion of the Season.

European Rail Timetable Winter 2018-2019 Edition (Paperback): John Potter European Rail Timetable Winter 2018-2019 Edition (Paperback)
John Potter; Compiled by Brendan Fox, Peter Bass, Peter Weller 1
R462 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R95 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days
The Youth Survival Guide - A Lifestyle Guide to the Law in South Africa for Young Adults (Paperback): The Youth Survival Guide - A Lifestyle Guide to the Law in South Africa for Young Adults (Paperback)
R80 R64 Discovery Miles 640 Save R16 (20%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

Covering sex, pregnancy, HIV and AIDS, drugs and the law, health, violent crime, self defence, abuse, sexual assault, keeping safe, educational admission, rules and regulations, exclusion, reports and records, examinations, safety, student finance, studying and training applying for work and finding a job, work and training contracts, rights at work, losing your job, banking, income tax, spending, insurance, names, citizenship, parents, adoption, living together, marriage, divorce, a place of your own, rental and rental agreements, going out, home entertainment, getting around, sex and the law, cars and motorbikes, safety and driving offences, what to do in an accident, going on holiday, powers and duties of the police and courts, stop and search, arrest, courts, government and human rights in South Africa plus full details of useful organizations and other places to get further assistance, "The Youth Survival Guide" is a must-have reference for matriculants and young adults.

Pok mon Johto Region Field Guide (Hardcover): Prima Games Pok mon Johto Region Field Guide (Hardcover)
Prima Games
R182 R138 Discovery Miles 1 380 Save R44 (24%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Gangsters Encylopedia - The World's Most Notorious Mobs, Gangs and Villains (Hardcover): Michael Newton Gangsters Encylopedia - The World's Most Notorious Mobs, Gangs and Villains (Hardcover)
Michael Newton
R497 R352 Discovery Miles 3 520 Save R145 (29%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The world of gangsters is big business and stretches way beyond the Sicilian Mafia who have been most often depicted on the silver screen in films such as the 'Godfather' trilogy and 'Scarface'. The book is arranged in chapters geographically showing the history of organized crime in different territories around the world, the legendary figures, the famous heists and busts and the power these organizations still exert today. As many of the crime syndicates are interlinked in their day-to-day dealings, or have origins in other organizations, the book is fully cross-referenced to help the reader. Chapters include The Sicilian Mafia and its development in coast-to-coast America under the guidance of the likes of Al Capone and `Bugsy' Siegel; the gangsters of Marseilles and Paris; the Russian and other Eastern Bloc Mafia; the Triads of Asia; The Jamaican Yardies; the African/American crimelords that control the poorer areas of Los Angeles and New York; and the legendary London gangsters, typified by the Kray twins' stranglehold on London during the 1960s.

How Technology Works (Hardcover): Dk How Technology Works (Hardcover)
Dk
R435 R335 Discovery Miles 3 350 Save R100 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Encyclopedia of United States Army Insignia and Uniforms (Hardcover, New): William K Emerson Encyclopedia of United States Army Insignia and Uniforms (Hardcover, New)
William K Emerson
R1,255 R972 Discovery Miles 9 720 Save R283 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

William K. Emerson's Encyclopedia of United States Army Insignia and Uniforms is the first comprehensive, well-illustrated, fully researched, and completely documented history of U.S. Army branch insignia and the uniforms on which those insignia were worn. More than two thousand photographs illustrate the actual branch insignia used by men and women of the U.S. Army during war and peace from American independence to the present. This book tells the story of the major army branches - infantry, artillery, cavalry, and engineers - as well as the service and support branches comprising doctors and nurses, chaplains, musicians, quartermasters, military police, and the many others who have made up the U.S. Army. Insignia worn by all soldiers, such as eagles, devices with the letters US, and other letters and numbers, are also described and illustrated. Historians, military collectors, military reenactors, antique dealers and collectors, costume specialists, army veterans and buffs, and those simply interested in the history of the U.S. Army will find this book a useful and fascinating reference tool. It will become the standard reference for quick and accurate identification and dating of insignia and uniforms.

Minidictionary for Nurses (Paperback, 8th Revised edition): Elizabeth.A. Martin, Tanya A. McFerran Minidictionary for Nurses (Paperback, 8th Revised edition)
Elizabeth.A. Martin, Tanya A. McFerran
R146 R113 Discovery Miles 1 130 Save R33 (23%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

The new edition of this bestselling and trusted dictionary has been fully updated and revised to take account of recent developments in nursing practice and related fields. Updates to this edition cover many areas, with a particular focus on areas such as nutrition, medical research, lymphology, and critical care nursing. Written by medical and nursing specialists, and offering more than 10,300 clear and concise entries on the theory and practice of nursing, the dictionary provides comprehensive coverage of the ever-expanding vocabulary of the nursing professions. As well as nursing-specific terms, there are also many entries in the fields of medicine, anatomy, physiology, ethics, psychiatry, nutrition, statistics, and pharmacology. Almost 100 helpful illustrations and tables, and 17 appendices covering the Code of Conduct 2015, the calculation of drug dosages, essential skill clusters, religion and nursing practice, recommended alcohol intake, and much more, make this an essential reference tool for all nursing students and professionals.

My Personal Health Record Keeper (Hardcover): My Personal Health Record Keeper (Hardcover)
R207 R171 Discovery Miles 1 710 Save R36 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Common Law (Hardcover): Michael Arnheim Common Law (Hardcover)
Michael Arnheim
R3,153 Discovery Miles 31 530 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

English law has long served as a model for other Commonwealth jurisdictions with common law systems. Using a wealth of incisive articles, Michael Arnheim compares the system in England with comparable systems in other countries. Tackling issues of precedent, the definition of justice, and the limits of law, Arnheim illuminates the clash which occurs when an old system is forced to confront modern issues.

Psychology of Attention, Volume 1 (Hardcover): Geoffrey Underwood Psychology of Attention, Volume 1 (Hardcover)
Geoffrey Underwood
R3,653 Discovery Miles 36 530 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This set presents the most important articles in the psychology of attention, divided into the following areas:
Early Data and Early (and Late) Selection Theories Automated Input Recognition The Breakthrough of the Unattended and Two-Channel Processing Multi-Task Performance: Attention as a Mental Resource Attention, Consciousness and Subliminal Attention, Visual Space and the Direction of Gaze
Articles in these volumes have been drawn from various books and from the following journals: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Psychological Review, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Information Processing and Cognition: The Loyola Symposium, Acta Psychologica, Perception and Psychophysics, Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, Memory and Cognition, Cognition, Canadian Journal of Psychology, British Journal of Psychology, Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behaviour, Aspects of Consciousness, Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, and Behavioral and Brain Sciences

The Psychology of Memory, Volume 2 (Hardcover): Peter E. Morris, Martin A. Conway The Psychology of Memory, Volume 2 (Hardcover)
Peter E. Morris, Martin A. Conway
R3,133 Discovery Miles 31 330 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This major new series reproduces an authoritative selection of the most significant articles in different areas of psychology. It focuses in particular on influential articles which are not found in other similar colelctions.

Many of these articles are only available in specialized journals and therfore are not accessible in every library. This landmark series will make a contribution to scholarship and teaching in psychology. It will imorove access to important areas of literature which are difficult to locate, even in the archives of many libraries throughout the world.

Important features in each book make the series an essential research and reference tool, including introductions written by the individual editors providing a lucid survey of difference branches of psychology. The pagination of the original articles has been deliberately retained to facilitate ease of reference. A comprehensive author and subject index guides the reader instantly to major and minor topics within the literature.This set presents the most important articles in the psychology of memory, divided into the following areas:

The First Explorers Encoding Processes Retrieval Processes Context Sensory Memory Working Memory Semantic Memory Expanding Into New Areas The New Territories Expertise Implicit Memory Exploring Everyday Memory.

Articles in these volumes have been drawn from various books and from the following journals: Neurology, Psychological Review, Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, Cognitive Psychology, Psychological Review, Journal of Experimental Psychology, Journal of General Psychology, American Psychologist, Perception and Psychophysics, British Journal of Psychology, Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, Journal of Memory and Language, Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Neuropsychologia, Psychological Bulletin, Science, and Cognition.

Consumer Law (Hardcover): Iain Ramsay Consumer Law (Hardcover)
Iain Ramsay
R3,145 Discovery Miles 31 450 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This Major Reference series brings together a wide range of key international articles in law and legal theory. Many of these essays are not readily accessible, and their presentation in these volumes will provide a vital new resource for both research and teaching. Each volume is edited by leading international authorities who explain the significance and context of articles in an informative and complete introduction.

Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 1 (Hardcover): Cary L. Cooper Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Vol. 1 (Hardcover)
Cary L. Cooper
R3,659 Discovery Miles 36 590 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This major new series reproduces an authoritative selection of the most significant articles in different areas of psychology. It focuses in particular on influential articles which are not found in other similar collections.

Many of these articles are only available in specialized journals and therfore are not accessible in every library. This landmark series will make a contribution to scholarship and teaching in psychology. It will imorove access to important areas of literature which are difficult to locate, even in the archives of many libraries throughout the world.

Important features in each book make the series an essential research and reference tool, including introductions written by the individual editors providing a lucid survey of difference branches of psychology. The pagination of the original articles has been deliberately retained to facilitate ease of reference. A comprehensive author and subject index guides the reader instantly to major and minor topics within the literature.

Comparative Legal Cultures (Hardcover): Csaba Varga Comparative Legal Cultures (Hardcover)
Csaba Varga
R3,160 Discovery Miles 31 600 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This Major Reference series brings together a wide range of key international articles in law and legal theory. Many of these essays are not readily accessible, and their presentation in these volumes will provide a vital new resource for both research and teaching. Each volume is edited by leading international authorities who explain the significance and context of articles in an informative and complete introduction.

The A-Z of Gender and Sexuality - From Ace to Ze (Paperback): Morgan Lev Edward Holleb The A-Z of Gender and Sexuality - From Ace to Ze (Paperback)
Morgan Lev Edward Holleb
R409 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R89 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

There can be confusion around the appropriate terminology for trans and queer identities, even within the trans community itself. As language is constantly evolving, it can be especially difficult to know what to say. As a thorough A-Z glossary of trans and queer words from 'ace' to 'xe', this dictionary guide will help to dispel the anxiety around using the "wrong" words, while explaining the weight of using certain labels and providing individuals with a vocabulary for personal identification. Having correct and accurate terminology to describe oneself can be empowering, especially with words and phrases that describe gender identity, sexuality, sexual orientation, as well as slang relevant to LGBTQ+ rights and anti-discrimination, queer activism, gender-affirming healthcare and psychology. Written in a traditional A-Z glossary style, this guide will serve as a quick reference for looking up individual words, as well as an in-depth look at trans history and culture.

Sasol First Field Guide to Common Birds of Southern Africa (Paperback): Tracey Hawthorne Sasol First Field Guide to Common Birds of Southern Africa (Paperback)
Tracey Hawthorne
R80 R63 Discovery Miles 630 Save R17 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

SASOL First Field Guide to Common Birds of Southern Africa provides fascinating insight into the birdlife of the region.

With the help of full-colour photo graphs and distribution maps, and easy-to-read text, the young adult and budding naturalist will be able to identify the more common bird species found in southern Africa, discover where they live, and learn about their unique feeding and nesting habits.

Natural Law, Volume 2 (Hardcover): John Finnis Natural Law, Volume 2 (Hardcover)
John Finnis
R2,622 Discovery Miles 26 220 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This Major Reference series brings together a wide range of key international articles in law and legal theory. Many of these essays are not readily accessible, and their presentation in these volumes will provide a vital new resource for both research and teaching. Each volume is edited by leading international authorities who explain the significance and context of articles in an informative and complete introduction.

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