Takes us on a journey through the in-between spaces of Nature - such as strandlines, mudflats, cliff tops and caves - where one wilderness is on the verge of becoming another and all things are possible. In this title, the author combines a naturalist's eye for observation with a poet's ear for the lyrical.
The true story of the infamous 18th-century automaton, linking a cast of characters such as Napoleon, Beethoven and Poe. This tale of an early chess-playing machine provides an accessible inroad into the history of the complex relationship between magic, man, mind, and machine.
Separating fact from fiction, the authors distinguish between the quest to prolong life and the dream of living long lives while remaining independent and in good health. They offer an understanding of health, disease and ageing to maximize the length and quality of life.
Offers an overview of major global economic trends and how they impact upon both businesses and the everyday lives of their employees. This title combines a discussion of macroeconomic trends and their impact on corporate strategy with a study of how they affect individual lifestyles.
Kew Garden has recently been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, ranking it alongside Stonehenge, the Pyramids and the Taj Mahal. It receives over a million visitors a year and has just been voted the UK's favourite garden.
Mendenhall (U. of Tennessee-Chattanooga) and Oddou (Utah State U.) have assembled cases from prominent authors and researchers for use either as a core-text in a case-oriented course or in conjunction with a text on principles, especially to help a traditional course meet requirements for an intern
A companion to the best-selling Concise Medical Dictionary, this is a valuable reference tool on the wide range of medicines available today. Containing 4,100 authoritative entries, it covers over-the-counter, pharmacy, and prescription medicines. Its accessible style makes it perfect both for family health questions and for medical students.
Offers an overview of fundamental management issues such as attracting the best candidates, reducing staff turnover and improving employee performance. This work is intended for students on the CIPD People Resourcing module on the PDS and those studying People Resourcing modules on non-CIPD programmes, including Masters level.
Law Express: Company Law is designed to help you to relate all the reading and study throughout your course specifically to exam and assignment situations. Understand quickly what is required, organise your revision, and learn the key points with ease, to get the grades you need. Tested with examiners and students.
Takes us around the world to show how one man fights to hold himself and his splintering family together in the face of the global economy's gale-force winds. This novel is an evocation of our contemporary moment - and a moving story of how we got here.
Presents 56 problem-solving and analytical cases, designed to develop the critical thinking and analytical skills required to understand organizational life. The case studies cover a wide range of topics, from motivation and group dynamics, to ethics and corporate responsibility.
As the prospect of a hung parliament looms large, political protagonists can learn from the politics and personalities of the past. The author's story of coalition government begins in the 1850s, with Disraeli fighting for his political life and Queen Victoria's battle to find a Prime Minister from the Whigs and Peelites driving her to despair.