• Medical

Disease Control Priorities, Third Edition (Volume 8)

Child and Adolescent Health and Development
Author: Donald A. P. Bundy,Nilanthi de Silva,Susan Horton,Dean T. Jamison
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 1464804397
Category: Medical
Page: 502
View: 6754
More children born today will survive to adulthood than at any time in history. It is now time to emphasize health and development in middle childhood and adolescence--developmental phases that are critical to health in adulthood and the next generation. Child and Adolescent Health and Development explores the benefits that accrue from sustained and targeted interventions across the first two decades of life. The volume outlines the investment case for effective, costed, and scalable interventions for low-resource settings, emphasizing the cross-sectoral role of education. This evidence base can guide policy makers in prioritizing actions to promote survival, health, cognition, and physical growth throughout childhood and adolescence.

    • Technology & Engineering

Edible Insects in Sustainable Food Systems


Author: Afton Halloran,Roberto Flore,Paul Vantomme,Nanna Roos
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319740113
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 479
View: 951
This text provides an important overview of the contributions of edible insects to ecological sustainability, livelihoods, nutrition and health, food culture and food systems around the world. While insect farming for both food and feed is rapidly increasing in popularity around the world, the role that wild insect species have played in the lives and societies of millions of people worldwide cannot be ignored. In order to represent this diversity, this work draws upon research conducted in a wide range of geographical locations and features a variety of different insect species. Edible insects in Sustainable Food Systems comprehensively covers the basic principles of entomology and population dynamics; edible insects and culture; nutrition and health; gastronomy; insects as animal feed; factors influencing preferences and acceptability of insects; environmental impacts and conservation; considerations for insect farming and policy and legislation. The book contains practical information for researchers, NGOs and international organizations, decision-makers, entrepreneurs and students.

    • Technology & Engineering

Soybeans as Functional Foods and Ingredients


Author: Keshun Liu
Publisher: AOCS Publishing
ISBN: 9781893997332
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 331
View: 456
Providing authoritative information, Soybeans as Functional Foods and Ingredients covers soybean chemistry, health benefits, research, and product development. Readers can find answers to key questions such as: What are the nutrients and phytochemicals in soybeans? How can soybeans be utilized as food and as food ingredients so that general populations can reap the health benefits of soy? How can processing and breeding technology help expand soybean food and utilization? The editor's ability to integrate soy food processing and soy ingredient application into the discussion of the various health benefits of soy products sets this book a part from the competition.

    • Self-Help

The Big Bucket List Book

133 Experiences of a Lifetime
Author: Gin Sander
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492609811
Category: Self-Help
Page: 256
View: 5466
Everyone has a daunting "bucket list" of things to complete before they die. The problem? We spend too much time creating lists of what we want to achieve instead of just doing it. The Big Bucket List Book will transform the way you look at the world and the power you have to achieve your dreams. In this charming and practical collection, Gin Sander offers over 130 fresh ideas for infusing your life with a bit of glamor, adventure, and style for every budget and adventure level, including: • Staying in a castle to channel your inner romantic (did we mention you could do it for free?) • Joining a bike race in Tuscany or giving back with a humanitarian mission in Africa • Taking a songwriting class as the next Joni Mitchell or Jack White • Eating pie (need we say more?) It's time to stop listing, and start living! With this book in hand, you can make your next chapter the most enriching and personally fulfilling of them all...and maybe change the world while you're at it.

    • Business & Economics

Results-Based Leadership


Author: David Ulrich,Jack Zenger,Norman Smallwood
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781422160855
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 256
View: 4514
A landmark book, Results-Based Leadership challenges the conventional wisdom surrounding leadership. Authors Ulrich, Zenger, and Smallwood--world-renowned experts in human resources and training--argue that it is not enough to gauge leaders by personal traits such as character, style, and values. Rather, effective leaders know how to connect these leadership attributes with results. Results-Based Leadership shows executives how to deliver results in four specific areas: results for employees, for the organization, for its customers, and for its investors. The authors provide action-oriented guidelines that readers can follow to develop and hone their own results-based leadership skills. By shifting our focus to the connection between the attributes and the results of leadership, this perceptive new guide fundamentally improves our understanding of effective leadership. Results-Based Leadership brings a refreshing clarity and directness to the leadership discussion, providing a hands-on program to help executives succeed with their leadership challenges.

    • Business & Economics

Designing for the Circular Economy


Author: Martin Charter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351623907
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 396
View: 7180
The circular economy describes a world in which reuse through repair, reconditioning and refurbishment is the prevailing social and economic model. The business opportunities are huge but developing product and service offerings and achieving competitive advantage means rethinking your business model from early creativity and design processes, through marketing and communication to pricing and supply. Designing for the Circular Economy highlights and explores ‘state of the art’ research and industrial practice, highlighting CE as a source of: new business opportunities; radical business change; disruptive innovation; social change; and new consumer attitudes. The thirty-four chapters provide a comprehensive overview of issues related to product circularity from policy through to design and development. Chapters are designed to be easy to digest and include numerous examples. An important feature of the book is the case studies section that covers a diverse range of topics related to CE, business models and design and development in sectors ranging from construction to retail, clothing, technology and manufacturing. Designing for the Circular Economy will inform and educate any companies seeking to move their business models towards these emerging models of sustainability; organizations already working in the circular economy can benchmark their current activities and draw inspiration from new applications and an understanding of the changing social and political context. This book will appeal to both academia and business with an interest in CE issues related to products, innovation and new business models.

    • House & Home

My Home, My Money Pit

Your Guide to Every Home Improvement Adventure
Author: Tom Kraeutler,Leslie Segrete
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781599217413
Category: House & Home
Page: 256
View: 8807
THE MONEY PIT®, hosted by Tom Kraeutler and Leslie Segrete, is a syndicated home improvement call-in radio program that airs every weekend all over North America on more than 200 stations, as well as on XM Satellite Radio. Tom and Leslie give homeowners like you real information on how to get things done the right way by alerting you to what you need to know before you start a project. Room by room, Tom and Leslie share their extensive experience in home improvement, decorating, and remodeling in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, family spaces, basements, and laundry rooms. They tell you secrets about lowering your energy bills. They've got great ideas about curb appeal and making exterior maintenance easier. And they give the best counsel anywhere on home safety and security, insurance, and preparing your home for sale. Before you start your next project, get advice from Tom and Leslie.

    • Autistic people

All the Weight of Our Dreams

On Living Racialized Autism
Author: Lydia Brown,E. Ashkenazy,Morénike Giwa Onaiwu
Publisher: DragonBee Press
ISBN: 9780997504507
Category: Autistic people
Page: 500
View: 6666
An anthology of writings by over a hundred autistic people of color.

    • Law

The Fragmentation of U.S. Health Care

Causes and Solutions
Author: Einer Elhauge
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 019539013X
Category: Law
Page: 388
View: 7579
Why is the American health care system so fragmented in the care it gives patients? This title approaches this question and more with a highly interdisciplinary approach. The articles included in the work address legal and regulatory issues, including laws that mandate separate payments for each provider.

    • Social Science

The Politics of Cancer


Author: Samuel S. Epstein
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 9780385151672
Category: Social Science
Page: 628
View: 4154
A renowned expert on toxic and carcinogenic hazards due to chemical pollution voices concern that most human cancer is environmental in origin and points out that the barriers to reducing cancer incidence are economic and political rather than scientific

    • Religion

God Is My Delight


Author: W. Phillip Keller
Publisher: Kregel Publications
ISBN: 9780825430510
Category: Religion
Page: 252
View: 709
This widely respected author examines his personal relationship with the Trinity and shares insights into God as Father, the Son as Friend, and the Holy Spirit as Counselor.

    • Social Science

War and Memory in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus


Author: Julie Fedor,Markku Kangaspuro,Jussi Lassila,Tatiana Zhurzhenko
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319665235
Category: Social Science
Page: 506
View: 5975
This edited collection contributes to the current vivid multidisciplinary debate on East European memory politics and the post-communist instrumentalization and re-mythologization of World War II memories. The book focuses on the three Slavic countries of post-Soviet Eastern Europe – Russia, Ukraine and Belarus – the epicentre of Soviet war suffering, and the heartland of the Soviet war myth. The collection gives insight into the persistence of the Soviet commemorative culture and the myth of the Great Patriotic War in the post-Soviet space. It also demonstrates that for geopolitical, cultural, and historical reasons the political uses of World War II differ significantly across Ukraine, Russia and Belarus, with important ramifications for future developments in the region and beyond. The chapters 'Introduction: War and Memory in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus', ‘From the Trauma of Stalinism to the Triumph of Stalingrad: The Toponymic Dispute over Volgograd’ and 'The “Partisan Republic”: Colonial Myths and Memory Wars in Belarus' are published open access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com. The chapter 'Memory, Kinship, and Mobilization of the Dead: The Russian State and the “Immortal Regiment” Movement' is published open access under a CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license at link.springer.com.