Why do women join book clubs? What do the women discuss when they meet? to answer questions like these, Long spent years observing and participating in women's book clubs in the Houston area. She discovered that members find reading a crucial way for them to reflect on their lives.
Offers knowledge about the origins of suicide terrorism and strategies to stop it. This title examines every suicide terrorist attack worldwide from 1980 to 2009. It provides insights that challenge how we understand the root causes of terrorist campaigns - and reveals why the War on Terror has been ultimately counterproductive.
Explores the diversity of plant life in regions such as Japan, the Royal Botanical Gardens, Florida, southeast Mexico, and, the Canary Islands. This book looks closely at the evolution of plant diversity in these locales and explains why such variety persists in light of ecological patterns and evolutionary processes.
Originally published anonymously in 1844, "Vestiges" was the first attempt to connect the natural sciences to a history of creation. This volume includes Chambers's earliest works on cosmology, an essay on Darwin and an autobiographical essay. It also features a new introduction by James Secord.
Tells what every senior researcher knows: that research is not a mechanical, linear process, but a thoughtful and adventurous journey through a nonlinear world. The author breaks library research into seven basic and simultaneous tasks: design, search, scanning/browsing, reading, analyzing, filing, and writing.