How Plants Work: The Science Behind the Amazing Things Plants Do

How Plants Work brings the stranger-than-fiction science of the plant world to vivid life! It explains how plants tell time, how they move to follow the sun and capture food, and why they change color. Linda Chalker-Scott, of the popular blog The Garden Professors, uncovers these and other fascinating mysteries in this engaging and accessible introduction to plant physiology. By revealing the science behind what plants do every day, ...

Paper Folding Templates for Print Design

Paper Folding Templates has been an eye opener on different possibilities for creating more hand made books. Paper Folding Templates for Print Design is a comprehensive visual resource for anyone who designs or produces folded materials for print and direct mail. Brought to you by the industry's authority on folding, Trish Witkowski of foldfactory.com, Trish provides content that is both enlightening and interesting to read. Based up...

The Crisis of Religious Toleration in Imperial Russia Bibikov's System for the Old Believers, 1841-1855

"Marsden's book has numerous virtues. Firstly, it is necessary to note the vast amount of archival work conducted by the author and the rigorous use of published sources. Second, Marsden succeeds in placing his relatively narrow theme into a wider context, discussing as he does questions relating to religious toleration, international relations, nation building, and state formation...[T]he material presented in this book will serve a...

The Lotus and the Lion: Buddhism and the British Empire

"Whereas most Victorianists are aware of such bestsellers as Edwin Arnold's poem about the Buddha, 'The Light of Asia,' few understand the sheer scope of the 19th-century Buddhism industry. Franklin collects wide-ranging references to, studies of, and polemics about Buddhism, ranging from poems and tracts to novels and religious scholarship. Drawing on postcolonial theory, especially theories of hybridity, the author argues that the ...

The Psychology of the Recession on the Workplace

'Two deep human needs are to master the world and to feel safe and secure. The Great Recession thwarted both needs for millions of people around the world. Cooper and Antoniou's global team of scholars address the psychological, economic, social, and other dimensions of our current crisis while charting paths whereby we can again satisfy these needs. Let us rise above the crisis and follow Aristotle's path to living well and faring w...

Paper Sovereigns: Anglo-Native Treaties and the Law of Nations, 1604-1664

"A nuanced narrative of Anglo-Native interactions in the early years of British colonialism. Jeffrey Glover crafts a persuasive story that draws on much of the best historical work, and rigorously avoids romanticizing (or demonizing) any of the involved parties, showing how indigenous leaders used the tools and strategies available to them to advance their individual and communal interests."—Sandra M. Gustafson, University of Notre Dame

Wall Memorials and Heritage: (Routledge Studies in Heritage)

"The Berlin Wall stood for 28 years before crumbling in the midst of popular protests that begin in November 1989. This year will mark the 28th anniversary of its fall. Thus, it seems timely to consider the ways that Germans have sought to remember the barrier that divided them for so long. Using Checkpoint Charlie as her focus, Frank (sociology, Technische Univ. Berlin) examines the debates surrounding the commemoration of the wall....

Energy And Mass In Relativity Theory

The best of illustration of inconsistency of the “relative” mass and energy - is book by Lev B. Okun, “Energy and Mass in Relativity Theory”, World Scientific, 2009, 311p. First of all, Lev Okun is well known theoretical physicist, expert in the relativity theory, and the particle physics; by the way, he is author of name of class of particles – Hadrons. Book contains 30 works by Lev Okun, from 1968 to 2008. He has a lot works on Rus...

Robotic Assistive Technologies: Principles and Practice

This book contains a comprehensive overview of all current uses of robots in rehabilitation. The underlying principles in each applicationare provided. This is followed by a critical review of the technology available, of the utilization protocols, and of user studies, outcomes, and clinical evidence, if existing. Ethical and social implications of robot useare also discussed. The reader will have an in depth view of rehabilitation r...