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Ordesa (Hardcover): Manuel Vilas Ordesa (Hardcover)
Manuel Vilas; Translated by Andrea Rosenberg
R606 R492 Discovery Miles 4 920 Save R114 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Mermaid Princess (DVD): Betty Goldstein, Riley Jackson, John Malone, Zyanne Marley Jane Pot, Brandy Nicole Sphon, Tony Vila The Mermaid Princess (DVD)
Betty Goldstein, Riley Jackson, John Malone, Zyanne Marley Jane Pot, Brandy Nicole Sphon, …
R37 Discovery Miles 370 Ships in 20 - 25 working days

Animated feature directed by Adam Qiu. When an estate project designed by Xuan threatens the marine environment of Shan and the other mermaids she tries to persuade Xuan to abandon the project. Though she succeeds, the pair must now fend off the advances of a hidden organisation hunting the mermaids.

Fire Design of Steel Structures - EC1: Actions on structures; Part 1-2: Actions on structure exposed to fire; EC3: Design of... Fire Design of Steel Structures - EC1: Actions on structures; Part 1-2: Actions on structure exposed to fire; EC3: Design of steel structures; Part 1-2: Structural fire design (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Jean Marc Franssen, Paulo Vila Real
R1,496 Discovery Miles 14 960 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explains and illustrates the rules that are given in the Eurocodes for designing steel structures subjected to fire. After the first introductory chapter, Chapter 2 explains how to calculate the mechanical actions (loads) in the fire situation based on the information given in EN 1990 and EN 1991. Chapter 3 is dedicated to the models which represent the thermal actions created by the fire. Chapter 4 describes the procedures to be used to calculate the temperature of the steelwork from the temperature of the compartment and Chapter 5 shows how the information given in EN 1993-1-2 is used to determine the load bearing capacity of the steel structure. Chapter 6 presents the essential features that characterize the advanced calculation models, for thermal and mechanical response. The methods used to evaluate the fire resistance of bolted and welded connections are described in Chapter 7. Chapter 8 describes a computer program called 'Elefir-EN? which is based on the simple calculation model given in the Eurocode and allows designers to quickly and accurately calculate the performance of steel components in the fire situation. Chapter 9 looks at the issues that a designer may be faced with when assessing the fire resistance of a complete building. This is done via a case study and addresses most of the concepts presented in the previous chapters. For this second edition the content has been revised and extended. The book contains some new sections, e.g. a comparison between the simple and the advanced calculation, as well as additional examples.

Atmospheric Boundary Layer - Integrating Air Chemistry and Land Interactions (Hardcover): Jordi Vila...-Guerau de Arellano,... Atmospheric Boundary Layer - Integrating Air Chemistry and Land Interactions (Hardcover)
Jordi Vila...-Guerau de Arellano, Chiel C. van Heerwaarden, Bart J. H. van Stratum, Kees van den Dries
R1,345 Discovery Miles 13 450 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Based on more than twenty years of research and lecturing, Jordi Vila-Guerau de Arellano and his team's textbook provides an excellent introduction to the interactions between the atmosphere and the land for advanced undergraduate and graduate students and a reference text for researchers in atmospheric physics and chemistry, hydrology, and plant physiology. The combination of the book, which provides the essential theoretical concepts, and the associated interactive Chemistry Land-surface Atmosphere Soil Slab (CLASS) software, which provides hands-on practical exercises and allows students to design their own numerical experiments, will prove invaluable for learning about many aspects of the soil-vegetation-atmosphere system. This book has a modular and flexible structure, allowing instructors to accommodate it to their own learning-outcome needs.

Vampire in Love (Hardcover): Enrique Vila-Matas Vampire in Love (Hardcover)
Enrique Vila-Matas; Translated by Margaret Jull Costa
R348 R267 Discovery Miles 2 670 Save R81 (23%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Gathered for the first time in English and spanning his entire career, Vampire in Love offers a selection of the Spanish master Enrique Vila-Matas's finest short stories. An effeminate, hunchbacked barber on the verge of death falls in love with a choir boy. A fledgling writer on barbiturates visits Marguerite Duras's Paris apartment and watches his dinner companion slip into the abyss. An unsuspecting man receives a mysterious phone call from a lonely ophthalmologist and visits his abandoned villa. The stories in Vampire in Love, selected and brilliantly translated by Margaret Jull Costa, are all told with Vila-Matas's delightful erudition and wit, and his provocative questioning of the interrelation of art and life.

Ruben Dario (Spanish, Paperback): Jose Maria Vargas Vila Ruben Dario (Spanish, Paperback)
Jose Maria Vargas Vila
R174 R144 Discovery Miles 1 440 Save R30 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Manual de Homiletica (Spanish, Paperback): Samuel Vila-Ventura Manual de Homiletica (Spanish, Paperback)
Samuel Vila-Ventura
R293 R247 Discovery Miles 2 470 Save R46 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

El best-seller de las 40 obras escritas por el bien conocido autor, habiendo sido adoptado por muchos seminarios e institutos biblicos para la asignatura de Homiletica. Cada capitulo o leccion va ilustrado con bosquejos practicos sobre textos y temas biblicos, y lleva un grafico y doce grabados sobre gestos y aactitudes impropias del predicador en el pulpito."

Groundwater Intensive Use - IAH Selected Papers on Hydrogeology 7 (Hardcover): Andres Sahuquillo, J. Capilla, Luis... Groundwater Intensive Use - IAH Selected Papers on Hydrogeology 7 (Hardcover)
Andres Sahuquillo, J. Capilla, Luis Martinez-Cortina, X. Sanchez Vila
R4,304 Discovery Miles 43 040 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Intensive use of groundwater has resolved the demand for drinking water and, through irrigation, has contributed to the eradication of malnourishment in many developing countries. The spectacular worldwide increase in groundwater use in the last decades, especially in arid and semi-arid regions, has been a silent revolution carried out by millions of small farmers. In some instances, groundwater abstraction has caused problems of quality degradation, excessive drawdown of groundwater levels, land subsidence, reduction of spring and baseflows or degradation of groundwater-dependent ecosystems. Most of these problems could be anticipated, mitigated, or even avoided with more active water agencies, adequate regulations and users participation in management. Groundwater Intensive Use contains a selection of papers presented at a symposium held in December 2002 in Valencia, Spain. It constitutes a step forward in creating a greater worldwide awareness of the relevance of groundwater in water resources policy. The book presents new ideas and accounts of recent advances in technical, economic, legal, administrative and political issues. It addresses groundwater development to ecosystems sustainability, through different or complementary approaches. A wide series of case studies from North and South America, Europe, South Asia and North and Sub-Saharan Africa cover the various issues. These case studies represent countries with a wide diversity of social circumstances, from areas in which development is emerging, to communities with a long history of successful groundwater use. "

My Autism Book - A Child's Guide to Their Autism Spectrum Diagnosis (Hardcover): Tamar Levi, Gloria Dura-Vila My Autism Book - A Child's Guide to Their Autism Spectrum Diagnosis (Hardcover)
Tamar Levi, Gloria Dura-Vila
R288 Discovery Miles 2 880 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

My Autism Book is a beautifully illustrated picture book that helps parents to explain an autism diagnosis to their child in a sensitive, positive and accurate way. When a child is diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), parents often feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to communicate the diagnosis to their child. This book is designed to be read with the child as a simple introduction to their diagnosis. Written by a doctor and a children's author, the book is tailored precisely to the needs and experiences of the child with ASD aged 5-9. It explains what an autism diagnosis means and encourages an exploration of the child's likely strengths and differences using clear language that speaks directly to the child. The colourful pictures throughout show how the world looks from the child's perspective and the book ends with a summary checklist to encourage the child to record and discuss how autism affects them.

Infertility - Genetic Factors, Treatment Risks & Benefits, Social & Psychological Consequences (Hardcover): Renato Nascimento,... Infertility - Genetic Factors, Treatment Risks & Benefits, Social & Psychological Consequences (Hardcover)
Renato Nascimento, Henrique Vilas Boas
R4,372 Discovery Miles 43 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Infertility affects about 15% of couples in western societies. In addition to isolation, infertility challenges women's sense of identity, expectations of their life trajectory and their perceived value in society. This book presents current research on the genetic factors, treatment risk and benefits, and social and psychological consequences of infertility. Topics include the traditional Chinese medicine approach to fertility management; adverse outcomes of assisted reproduction techniques; the impact of follicular fluid components and embryo-endometrial cross-talk on the oocyte quality or embryo viability; iatrogenic damage incurred during fertility treatment upon gamete competence and embryonic viability; genetic factors of male infertility; animal models for studying female infertility; and treatment of endometriosis associated with infertility.

La Brisca de Victor (English, Spanish, Paperback): Xavi Boada Vila La Brisca de Victor (English, Spanish, Paperback)
Xavi Boada Vila
R587 Discovery Miles 5 870 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Reconstructive Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015): Carlos Navarro Vila Reconstructive Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2015)
Carlos Navarro Vila
R3,320 R2,720 Discovery Miles 27 200 Save R600 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book describes the reconstructive procedures currently used by the authors for the treatment of oral and maxillofacial defects, based on twenty-five years of experience at a major European University Hospital. The coverage encompasses mandibular, maxillary, orbitocranial, intraoral soft tissue and cutaneous defect reconstruction. Controversies in defect reconstruction are discussed, and clear guidance is given on the optimal choice of reconstructive technique according to the location and size of the defect. Full descriptions are provided of both aesthetic and functional procedures, with use of implants and dental prostheses. The resultant functional and aesthetic reconstruction will enable the patient quickly to resume a normal social, family and professional life. All of the chapters include representative images depicting each stage of treatment, from preoperative study, through intraoperative and postoperative appearances, to ultimate outcome upon rehabilitation.

Music and Youth Culture in Latin America - Identity Construction Processes from New York to Buenos Aires (Paperback): Pablo Vila Music and Youth Culture in Latin America - Identity Construction Processes from New York to Buenos Aires (Paperback)
Pablo Vila
R763 Discovery Miles 7 630 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Music is one of the most distinctive cultural characteristics of Latin American countries. But, while many people in the United States and Europe are familiar with musical genres such as salsa, merengue, and reggaeton, the musical manifestations that young people listen to in most Latin American countries are much more varied than these commercially successful ones that have entered the American and European markets. Not only that, the young people themselves often have little in common with the stereotypical image of them that exists in the American imagination.
Bridging this divide between perception and reality, Music and Youth Culture in Latin America brings together contributors from throughout Latin America and the US to examine the ways in which music is used to advance identity claims in several Latin American countries and among Latinos in the US. From young Latin American musicians who want to participate in the vibrant jazz scene of New York without losing their cultural roots, to Peruvian rockers who sing in their native language (Quechua) for the same reasons, to the young Cubans who use music to construct a post-communist social identification, this volume sheds new light on the complex ways in which music provides people from different countries and social sectors with both enjoyment and tools for understanding who they are in terms of nationality, region, race, ethnicity, class, gender, and migration status. Drawing on a vast array of fields including popular music studies, ethnomusicology, sociology, and history, Music and Youth Culture in Latin America is an illuminating read for anyone interested in Latin American music, culture, and society."

Security Risk Models for Cyber Insurance (Hardcover): David Rios Insua, Caroline Baylon, Jose Vila Security Risk Models for Cyber Insurance (Hardcover)
David Rios Insua, Caroline Baylon, Jose Vila
R1,964 Discovery Miles 19 640 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Tackling the cybersecurity challenge is a matter of survival for society at large. Cyber attacks are rapidly increasing in sophistication and magnitude-and in their destructive potential. New threats emerge regularly, the last few years having seen a ransomware boom and distributed denial-of-service attacks leveraging the Internet of Things. For organisations, the use of cybersecurity risk management is essential in order to manage these threats. Yet current frameworks have drawbacks which can lead to the suboptimal allocation of cybersecurity resources. Cyber insurance has been touted as part of the solution - based on the idea that insurers can incentivize companies to improve their cybersecurity by offering premium discounts - but cyber insurance levels remain limited. This is because companies have difficulty determining which cyber insurance products to purchase, and insurance companies struggle to accurately assess cyber risk and thus develop cyber insurance products. To deal with these challenges, this volume presents new models for cybersecurity risk management, partly based on the use of cyber insurance. It contains: A set of mathematical models for cybersecurity risk management, including (i) a model to assist companies in determining their optimal budget allocation between security products and cyber insurance and (ii) a model to assist insurers in designing cyber insurance products. The models use adversarial risk analysis to account for the behavior of threat actors (as well as the behavior of companies and insurers). To inform these models, we draw on psychological and behavioural economics studies of decision-making by individuals regarding cybersecurity and cyber insurance. We also draw on organizational decision-making studies involving cybersecurity and cyber insurance. Its theoretical and methodological findings will appeal to researchers across a wide range of cybersecurity-related disciplines including risk and decision analysis, analytics, technology management, actuarial sciences, behavioural sciences, and economics. The practical findings will help cybersecurity professionals and insurers enhance cybersecurity and cyber insurance, thus benefiting society as a whole. This book grew out of a two-year European Union-funded project under Horizons 2020, called CYBECO (Supporting Cyber Insurance from a Behavioral Choice Perspective).

Heart Rate Variability Analysis with the R package RHRV (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017): Constantino Antonio GarcIa MartInez, Abraham... Heart Rate Variability Analysis with the R package RHRV (Paperback, 1st ed. 2017)
Constantino Antonio GarcIa MartInez, Abraham Otero Quintana, Xose A. Vila, MarIa Jose Lado Tourino, Leandro RodrIguez-Linares, …
R1,586 Discovery Miles 15 860 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book introduces readers to the basic concepts of Heart Rate Variability (HRV) and its most important analysis algorithms using a hands-on approach based on the open-source RHRV software. HRV refers to the variation over time of the intervals between consecutive heartbeats. Despite its apparent simplicity, HRV is one of the most important markers of the autonomic nervous system activity and it has been recognized as a useful predictor of several pathologies. The book discusses all the basic HRV topics, including the physiological contributions to HRV, clinical applications, HRV data acquisition, HRV data manipulation and HRV analysis using time-domain, frequency-domain, time-frequency, nonlinear and fractal techniques. Detailed examples based on real data sets are provided throughout the book to illustrate the algorithms and discuss the physiological implications of the results. Offering a comprehensive guide to analyzing beat information with RHRV, the book is intended for masters and Ph.D. students in various disciplines such as biomedical engineering, human and veterinary medicine, biology, and pharmacy, as well as researchers conducting heart rate variability analyses on both human and animal data.

CRISPR/Cas Genome Editing - Strategies And Potential For Crop Improvement (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021): Anjanabha Bhattacharya,... CRISPR/Cas Genome Editing - Strategies And Potential For Crop Improvement (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2021)
Anjanabha Bhattacharya, Vilas Parkhi, Bharat Char
R3,400 Discovery Miles 34 000 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book offers a comprehensive collection of papers on CRISPR/Cas genome editing in connection with agriculture, climate-smart crops, food security, translational research applications, bioinformatics analysis, practical applications in cereals, floriculture crops, engineering plants for abiotic stress resistance, the intellectual landscape, regulatory framework, and policy decisions. Gathering contributions by internationally respected experts in the field of CRISPR/Cas genome editing, the book offers an essential guide for researchers, students, teachers and scientists in academia; policymakers; and public companies, private companies and cooperatives interested in understanding and/or applying CRISPR/Cas genome editing to develop new agricultural products.

Language Policy in Higher Education - The Case of Medium-Sized Languages (Paperback): F. Xavier Vila Moreno, Vanessa Bretxa Language Policy in Higher Education - The Case of Medium-Sized Languages (Paperback)
F. Xavier Vila Moreno, Vanessa Bretxa
R762 R700 Discovery Miles 7 000 Save R62 (8%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In today's increasingly interconnected, knowledge-based world, language policy in higher education is rapidly becoming a crucial area for all societies aiming to play a part in the global economy. The challenge is double faceted: how can universities retain their crucial role of creating the intellectual elites who are indispensable for the running of national affairs and, at the same time, prepare their best-educated citizens for competition in a global market? To what extent is English really pushing other languages out of the academic environment? Drawing on the experience of several medium-sized language communities, this volume provides the reader with some important insights into how language policies can be successfully implemented. The different sociolinguistic contexts under scrutiny offer an invaluable comparative standpoint to understand what position can - or could - be occupied by each language at the level of higher education.

Mac and His Problem (Paperback): Enrique Vila-Matas Mac and His Problem (Paperback)
Enrique Vila-Matas; Translated by Margaret Jull Costa, Sophie Hughes 1
R386 R330 Discovery Miles 3 300 Save R56 (15%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

LONGLISTED FOR THE 2020 INTERNATIONAL BOOKER PRIZE Enrique Vila-Matas's new novel is perhaps his greatest: 'playful and funny and among the best Spanish novelists' (Colm Toibin) Mac is not writing a novel. He is writing a diary, which no one will ever read. At over sixty, and recently unemployed, Mac is a beginner, a novice, an apprentice - delighted by the themes of repetition and falsification, and humbly armed with an encyclopaedic knowledge of literature. Mac's wife, Carmen, thinks he is simply wasting his time and in danger of sliding further into depression and idleness. But Mac persists, diligently recording his daily walks through the neighbourhood. It is the hottest summer Barcelona has seen in over one hundred years. Soon, despite his best intentions (not to write a novel), Mac begins to notice that life is exhibiting strange literary overtones and imitating fragments of plot. As he sizzles in the heatwave, he becomes ever more immersed in literature - a literature haunted by death but alive with the sheer pleasure of writing. Intricate, erudite and practically fizzing on the page, Mac and His Problem is a masterpiece of metafiction and a testament to the power and playfulness of great literature.

Sadness, Depression, and the Dark Night of the Soul - Transcending the Medicalisation of Sadness (Paperback): Gloria Dura-Vila Sadness, Depression, and the Dark Night of the Soul - Transcending the Medicalisation of Sadness (Paperback)
Gloria Dura-Vila; Foreword by Roland Littlewood
R654 Discovery Miles 6 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Revealing a tension between the medical model of depression and the very different language of theology, this book explores how religious people and communities understand severe sadness, their coping mechanisms and their help-seeking behaviours. Drawing from her study of practicing Catholics, contemplative monks and nuns, priests and laypeople studying theology, the author describes how symptoms that might otherwise be described as pathological and meet diagnostic criteria for a depressive disorder are considered by some religious individuals to be normal and valued experiences. She explains how sadness fits into the 'Dark Night of the Soul' narrative - an active transformation of emotional distress into an essential ingredient for self-reflection and spiritual growth - and how sadness with a recognised cause is seen to 'make sense', whereas sadness without a cause may be seen to warrant psychiatric consultation. The author also discusses the role of the clergy in cases of sadness and depression and their collaboration with medical professionals. This is an insightful read for anyone with an interest in theology or mental health, including clergy, psychiatrists and psychologists.

Language Policy in Higher Education - The Case of Medium-Sized Languages (Hardcover): F. Xavier Vila Moreno, Vanessa Bretxa Language Policy in Higher Education - The Case of Medium-Sized Languages (Hardcover)
F. Xavier Vila Moreno, Vanessa Bretxa
R2,501 R2,192 Discovery Miles 21 920 Save R309 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In today's increasingly interconnected, knowledge-based world, language policy in higher education is rapidly becoming a crucial area for all societies aiming to play a part in the global economy. The challenge is double faceted: how can universities retain their crucial role of creating the intellectual elites who are indispensable for the running of national affairs and, at the same time, prepare their best-educated citizens for competition in a global market? To what extent is English really pushing other languages out of the academic environment? Drawing on the experience of several medium-sized language communities, this volume provides the reader with some important insights into how language policies can be successfully implemented. The different sociolinguistic contexts under scrutiny offer an invaluable comparative standpoint to understand what position can - or could - be occupied by each language at the level of higher education.

Blake's 7: Season 2 (Box Set) (DVD): Gareth Thomas, Jan Chappell, David Jackson, Michael Keating, Jacqueline Pearce, Sally... Blake's 7: Season 2 (Box Set) (DVD)
Gareth Thomas, Jan Chappell, David Jackson, Michael Keating, Jacqueline Pearce, …
R375 Discovery Miles 3 750 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The entire second season of the 1970s BBC sci-fi series. 'Redemption' sees Orac's prediction of the Liberator's destruction looking likely to be fulfilled when the ship's original owners arrive and take the rebels prisoner. In 'Shadow', Blake becomes involved with an interplanetary crime syndicate. 'Weapon' sees Blake and crew set out to steal a deadly 'delayed-effect' gun, which Servalan also wishes to possess. In 'Horizon', the Liberator heads for the edge of the Galaxy, only to be taken prisoner on the planet Horizon. 'Pressure Point' sees Blake attempting to destroy the Federation's control centre, only to walk into a trap set by Travis. In 'Trial', Travis is made a scapegoat by Servalan for their failure to capture Blake. 'Killer' sees Blake and his crew stumbling upon a derelict spaceship whilst on a mission to crack the Federation's new transmission code. The craft houses a deadly plague which could threaten the existence of the entire universe. In 'Hostage', Travis tries to trap Blake by kidnapping his cousin, Inga. 'Countdown' sees Blake and crew coming to the aid of the planet Albian, whose population are dying from radiation poisoning. In 'Voice from the Past', a telepathic signal forces Blake to reroute the Liberator to an asteroid where Travis lies in wait. Whilst 'Gambit' sees Blake, Cally and Jenna visit a gambling world to find the man who knows the location of the Federation's Star One. Avon and Villa, meanwhile, choose to take Orac on an illicit gambling spree. In 'The Keeper', Blake tries to obtain the key to Star One from a tribal chief on the planet Goth. However, Travis has beaten him to it. Finally, 'Star One' sees Blake at last launch his attack on the Federation's headquarters, unaware that an alien fleet is poised to invade.

Expressed Protein Ligation - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020): Miquel Vila-Perello Expressed Protein Ligation - Methods and Protocols (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2020)
Miquel Vila-Perello
R4,701 Discovery Miles 47 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book provides a comprehensive overview of Expressed Protein Ligation (EPL), detailing methods and protocols to generate site-specifically modified proteins. Chapters include an overview of the protein semi-synthesis field, as well as related areas that have contributed to the development of EPL such as protein splicing and peptide synthesis. Following the introductory chapters, the rest of the book guides readers through protocols to perform EPL reactions, methods to synthesize peptide thioesters and to perform peptide and protein ligations, label proteins inside living cells, protocols for the semi-synthesis of phorphorylated, glycosylated and ubiquitylated proteins, synthesis and assembly of assymetrically modified nucleosomes, use of ligation auxiliaries and synthesis of cyclic proteins, as well as novel desulfurization strategies and use of selective Cys side chain protection to obtain precisely modified proteins.Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and cutting-edge, Expressed Protein Ligation: Methods and Protocols will ensure successful implementation of protein semi-synthesis methods to further study the structure and function of proteins.

Children in Care in Colombia - Disturbed Family Contexts and Psychic Structure (Paperback): Cecilia Munoz Vila Children in Care in Colombia - Disturbed Family Contexts and Psychic Structure (Paperback)
Cecilia Munoz Vila
R654 Discovery Miles 6 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Microorganisms In Industry And Environment: From Scientific And Industrial Research To Consumer Products - Proceedings Of The... Microorganisms In Industry And Environment: From Scientific And Industrial Research To Consumer Products - Proceedings Of The Iii International Conference On Environmental, Industrial And Applied Microbiology (Biomicroworld2009) (Hardcover)
Antonio Mendez-Vilas
R4,101 Discovery Miles 41 010 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book aims to disseminate the most current research in applied microbiology presented at the III International Conference on Environmental, Industrial and Applied Microbiology (BioMicroWorld2009) held in Lisbon, Portugal, in December 2009.This volume offers an inviting exploration of microbiology from scientific and industrial research to consumer products in a compilation of more than 150 papers written by leading experts in the field, who afford critical insights into several topics, review current research and discuss future directions to stimulate further discussions. This book also serves as an update on the most important current microbial research, by providing a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge topics in a single volume, where readers can also gain insights into how microbiology can solve problems in everyday settings.Although largely intended for microbiologists interested in knowing the latest developments in agriculture, environmental, food, industrial, medical and pharmaceutical microbiology and microbial biotechnology, this book is also a great source of reference for scientists and researchers involved in advancements in applied microbiology.

Transformative Civic Engagement Through Community Organizing (Paperback): Maria A. Vila Transformative Civic Engagement Through Community Organizing (Paperback)
Maria A. Vila
R968 R885 Discovery Miles 8 850 Save R83 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Maria Avila presents a personal account of how, from her experience as a teenager working in a factory in Ciudad Juarez, she got involved in community organizing and how she has since applied its distinctive practices to civic engagement in higher education. Her premise is that community organizing can help create a culture that values and rewards civically engaged scholarship and thus advance higher education's public, democratic mission. Adapting what she learned during her years as an organizer with the Industrial Areas Foundation, she describes a practice that aims for full reciprocity between partners and is achieved through the careful nurturing of relationships, a mutual understanding of personal narratives, leadership building, power analysis, and critical reflection. She demonstrates how she implemented the process in various institutions and in various contexts and shares lessons learned. Community organizing recognizes the need to understand the world as it is in order to create spaces where stakeholders can dialogue and deliberate about strategies for creating the world as we would like it to be. Maria Avila offers a vision and process that can lead to creating institutional change in higher education, in communities surrounding colleges and universities, and in society at large. This book is a narrative of her personal and professional journey and of how she has gone about co-creating spaces where democracy can be enacted and individual, institutional, and community transformation can occur. In inviting us to experience the process of organizing, and in keeping with its values and spirit, she includes the voices of the participants in the initiatives in which she collaborated aEURO" stakeholders ranging from community partners to faculty, students, and administrators in higher education.

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