Nutrition by David A. Bender

Nutrition
  • Title : Nutrition
  • Author : David A. Bender
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 0199681929
  • Pages : 107
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  • Language : English
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Nutrition is a topic of wide interest and importance. In spite of growing understanding of the underlying biochemistry, and health campaigns such as "five-a-day", increasing obesity and reported food allergies and eating disorders, as well as the widely advertised "supposed" benefits of food supplements mean that a clear explanation of the basic principles of a healthy diet are vital. In this Very Short Introduction, David Bender explains the basic elements of food, the balance between energy intake and exercise, the problems of over- and under-nutrition, and raises the question of safety of nutritional supplements. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction by David Bender

Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : David Bender
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191504157
  • Pages : 144
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  • Language : English
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Nutrition is a topic of wide interest and importance. In spite of growing understanding of the underlying biochemistry, and health campaigns such as 'five-a-day', increasing obesity and reported food allergies and eating disorders, as well as the widely advertised 'supposed' benefits of food supplements mean that a clear explanation of the basic principles of a healthy diet are vital. In this Very Short Introduction, David Bender explains the basic elements of food, the balance between energy intake and exercise, the problems of over- and under-nutrition, and raises the question of safety of nutritional supplements. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Food: A Very Short Introduction by John Krebs

Food: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Food: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : John Krebs
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199661081
  • Pages : 130
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  • Language : English
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A brief examination of the history and science of food chronicles four great transitions including those of cooking, agriculture, processing and preservation to consider the sources of culinary preferences, the disparity between malnutrition and overconsumption and the issues associated with obesity, sustainable agriculture and genetic modification. Original.


Plants: A Very Short Introduction by Timothy Walker

Plants: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Plants: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Timothy Walker
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199584060
  • Pages : 129
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  • Language : English
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Plants are a fundamental part of the biosphere and their evolution has directly affected animal life, and the Earth's climate. This Very Short Introduction provides a concise account of the nature of plants, their variety, their evolution, and their importance and uses, stressing the importance of conservation for the future.


Intelligence: a Very Short Introduction by Ian J. Deary

Intelligence: a Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Intelligence: a Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Ian J. Deary
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 019879620X
  • Pages : 184
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  • Language : English
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Some people are cleverer than others. This everyday observation is the subject of an academic field that is often portrayed as confused and controversial, when in fact, the field of intelligence holds some of psychology's best-replicated findings. This Very Short Introduction describes what psychologists have discovered about how and why people differ in their thinking powers. Drawing on large scale data Ian Deary considers how many types of intelligence there are, and how intelligence changes with age. Along the way he tackles some of the most burning questions surrounding intelligence, such as whether larger brains are cleverer, and how genes and environments contribute to people's intelligence differences. He also considers the new field of cognitive epidemiology, which draws links between intelligence and better health, less illness, and longer life, and asks whether intelligence is increasing. In this new edition Deary also addresses the controversial question of whether men and women differ in intelligence. Throughout he provides a clear description of the data we can use to answer these questions and more. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction by Sebastian G.B. Amyes

Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Bacteria: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Sebastian G.B. Amyes
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0199578761
  • Pages : 152
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  • Language : English
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In this Very Short Introduction, Sebastian Amyes explores the nature of bacteria. As a fundamental branch of life, they inhabit every part of the Earth's surface. Amyes examines their origin and evolution, bacteria in the environment, and bacteria and disease, to demonstrate the fundamental role they play in our existence.


Work: A Very Short Introduction by Stephen Fineman

Work: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Work: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Stephen Fineman
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 019164241X
  • Pages : 160
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  • Language : English
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The image of a job captures our imagination from an early age, usually prompted by the question 'What do you want to be when you grow up?'. Work — paid, unpaid, voluntary, or obligatory — is woven into the fabric of all human societies. For many of us, it becomes part of our identity. For others it is a tedious necessity. Living is problematic without paid work, and for many it is catastrophic. Steve Fineman tells the fascinating story of work - how we strive for security, reward, and often, meaning. Looking at how we classify 'work'; the cultural and social factors that influence the way we work; the ethics of certain types of work; and the factors that will affect the future of work, from globalization to technology, this Very Short Introduction considers work as a concept and as a practical experience, drawing upon ideas from psychology, sociology, management, and social history. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Marine Biology: a Very Short Introduction by Philip Mladenov

Marine Biology: a Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Marine Biology: a Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Philip Mladenov
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 019884171X
  • Pages : 216
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  • Language : English
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The oceans are our planet's most distinctive and imposing natural habitat. They cover 71 percent of its surface; support a remarkably diverse and exquisitely adapted array of life forms, from microscopic viruses, bacteria, and plankton to the largest existing animals; and possess many of Earth's most significant, intriguing, and inaccessible ecosystems. In an era in which humans are significantly altering the global environment, the oceans are undergoing rapid and profound changes. The study of marine biology is thus taking on added importance and urgency as people struggle to understand and manage these changes to protect our marine ecosystems. Healthy oceans produce half of the oxygen we breathe; stabilize our climate; create ecosystems that protect our coasts from storms; provide us with abundant food; and host diverse organisms that provide us with natural products for medicine and biotechnology. In this Very Short Introduction, marine biologist Philip Mladenov provides an accessible and up-to-date overview of marine biology, offering a tour of marine life and marine processes that ranges from the unimaginably abundant microscopic organisms that drive the oceans' food web to the apex predators that we exploit for food; from polar ocean ecosystems to tropical coral reefs; and from the luxurious kelp beds of the coastal ocean to deep-ocean hydrothermal vents where life exists without the energy of the sun. Throughout the book he considers the human impacts on marine life including overfishing, plastic and nutrient pollution, the spread of exotic species, and ocean warming and acidification. He discusses the threats these pose to our welfare, and the actions required to put us on a path to a more sustainable relationship with our oceans so that they can be restored and protected for future generations. Mladenov concludes with a new chapter offering an inspiring vision for the future of our oceans in 2050 that can be realised if we are wise enough to accelerate actions already underway and be bold with implementing new approaches. The next decade will decide the state of the oceans that we leave behind for future generations. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Oxford Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics by Joan Webster-Gandy,Angela Madden,Michelle Holdsworth

Oxford Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Title : Oxford Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Author : Joan Webster-Gandy,Angela Madden,Michelle Holdsworth
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199585822
  • Pages : 818
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  • Language : English
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Fully updated, the Oxford Handbook of Nutrition and Dietetics is a practical quick-reference to the vital and valued subject of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease and the maintenance of good health. This handbook will be an invaluable companion for all dieticians, nutritionists, and nurses, as well as doctors and students in a variety of specialities. Concise and bulleted, this handbook takes an integrated approach which facilitates the linksbetween all aspects of nutrition and dietetics. Including nutritional science and based on clinical evidence. Sections on obesity and a new chapter on international nutrition are timely and topical. Alsoincludes information on nutrition assessment, popular diets, nutrition in systems-based diseases, rarer conditions, as well as helpful lists of foods rich in or free from certain nutrients and normal range guides and handy reference values.


Iridology Simplified by Bernard Jensen

Iridology Simplified
  • Title : Iridology Simplified
  • Author : Bernard Jensen
  • Publisher : Book Publishing Company
  • ISBN Code : 1570679339
  • Pages : 60
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  • Language : English
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Bernard Jensen, who pioneered Iridology in the United States, presents a basic introduction to this science which analyzes the delicate structures of the iris to reveal and locate inflammation in the body. Readers are given an explanation of how the chart works, including detailed illustrations of iris topography showing individual systems charts, and over two dozen color photographs of irises diagnosing stages of different ailments. This book supports Jensen's belief that iridology is an important element in the total, holistic health care program.


Introduction to Human Nutrition by Michael J. Gibney,Susan A. Lanham-New,Aedin Cassidy,Hester H. Vorster

Introduction to Human Nutrition
  • Title : Introduction to Human Nutrition
  • Author : Michael J. Gibney,Susan A. Lanham-New,Aedin Cassidy,Hester H. Vorster
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118684702
  • Pages : 384
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In this Second Edition of the introductory text in the acclaimed Nutrition Society Textbook Series, Introduction to Human Nutrition has been revised and updated to meet the needs of the contemporary student. Groundbreaking in their scope and approach, the titles in the series: Provide students with the required scientific basics of nutrition in the context of a systems and health approach Enable teachers and students to explore the core principles of nutrition, to apply these throughout their training, and to foster critical thinking at all times. Throughout, key areas of knowledge are identified Are fully peer reviewed, to ensure completeness and clarity of content, as well as to ensure that each book takes a global perspective Introduction to Human Nutrition is an essential purchase for undergraduate and postgraduate students of nutrition/nutrition and dietetics degrees, and also for those students who major in other subjects that have a nutrition component, such as food science, medicine, pharmacy and nursing. Professionals in nutrition, dietetics, food science, medicine, health sciences and many related areas will also find much of great value within this book.


Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease by Carol J. Boushey,Ann M. Coulston,Cheryl L. Rock,Elaine Monsen

Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease
  • Title : Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease
  • Author : Carol J. Boushey,Ann M. Coulston,Cheryl L. Rock,Elaine Monsen
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • ISBN Code : 0080497543
  • Pages : 801
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  • Language : English
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As we enter the 21st century, a new era of nutrition in the prevention and treatment of disease emerges. Clinical nutrition involves the integration of diet, genetics, environment, and behavior promoting health and well being throughout life. Expertly edited, Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease provides overall perspective and current scientifically supported evidence through in-depth reviews, key citations, discussions, limitations, and interpretations of research findings. This comprehensive reference integrates basic principles and concepts across disciplines and areas of research and practice, while detailing how to apply this knowledge in new creative ways. Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease is an essential part of the tool chest for clinical nutritionists, physicians, nurse practitioners, and dieticians in this new era of practice. This book prepares the clinical nutrition investigator or practitioner for a life-long commitment to learning. CONTAINS INFORMATION ON: * Diet assessment methodologies * Strategies for diet modification * Clinical status of herbals, botanicals, and modified food products * Preventing common diseases such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, and breast cancer through nutrition * The Importance of genetic factors * Understanding of cultural and socio-economic influences on eating and exercise behaviors and integrating that knowledge with biological or functional markers of disease


Evolving Human Nutrition by Stanley J. Ulijaszek,Neil Mann,Sarah Elton

Evolving Human Nutrition
  • Title : Evolving Human Nutrition
  • Author : Stanley J. Ulijaszek,Neil Mann,Sarah Elton
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0521869161
  • Pages : 405
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  • Language : English
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Exploration of changing human nutrition from evolutionary and social perspectives and its influence on health and disease, past and present.


Nutrition, Health and Disease by Simon Langley-Evans

Nutrition, Health and Disease
  • Title : Nutrition, Health and Disease
  • Author : Simon Langley-Evans
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN Code : 1118907094
  • Pages : 354
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  • Language : English
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Bringing together key topics in basic science, clinical nutrition, and public health, Nutrition, Health and Disease is an easy-to-read, student-friendly textbook which clearly demonstrates how the body’s demand for nutrients changes throughout life, and thus the variety of ways in which nutrition and diet affect health and disease. The second edition of this successful text includes: Expanded introductory material to ensure a firm grasp of key concepts New content on vegetarian, vegan, kosher and other alternative diets Dieting in adults Gender and nutrition Macro- and micronutrients A range of new diagrams to support visual learners Background on nutritional epidemiology and statistics. Nutrition, Health and Disease: A Lifespan Approach is an ideal resource for the range of material a student or newly-qualified nutrition or dietetics professional needs to know.


Human Nutrition by Catherine Geissler,Hilary J. Powers

Human Nutrition
  • Title : Human Nutrition
  • Author : Catherine Geissler,Hilary J. Powers
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0198768028
  • Pages : 769
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The most complete review of human nutrition, ideal for those looking for a deeper grounding in the subject before pursuing a career in the discipline.


Risk: A Very Short Introduction by Baruch Fischhoff,John Kadvany

Risk: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Risk: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Baruch Fischhoff,John Kadvany
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191620246
  • Pages : 184
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  • Language : English
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We find risks everywhere—from genetically modified crops, medical malpractice, and stem-cell therapy to intimacy, online predators, identity theft, inflation, and robbery. They arise from our own acts and they are imposed on us. In this Very Short Introduction, Baruch Fischhoff and John Kadvany draw on the sciences and humanities to explore and explain the many kinds of risk. Using simple conceptual frameworks from decision theory and behavioural research, they examine the science and practice of creating measures of risk, showing how scientists address risks by combining historical records, scientific theories, probability, and expert judgment.Risk: A Very Short Introduction describes what has been learned by cognitive scientists about how people deal with risks, applying these lessons to diverse examples, and demonstrating how understanding risk can aid choices in everyday life and public policies for health, safety, environment, finance, and many other topics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Essentials of Sports Nutrition and Supplements by Jose Antonio,Douglas Kalman,Jeffrey R. Stout,Mike Greenwood,Darryn S. Willoughby,G. Gregory Haff

Essentials of Sports Nutrition and Supplements
  • Title : Essentials of Sports Nutrition and Supplements
  • Author : Jose Antonio,Douglas Kalman,Jeffrey R. Stout,Mike Greenwood,Darryn S. Willoughby,G. Gregory Haff
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9781597453028
  • Pages : 691
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This volume is a comprehensive textbook for the undergraduate course in sports nutrition. Focusing on exercise physiology, this text is to be used in a certification course sponsored by the International Society of Sports Nutrition (ISSN).


A Short Introduction to the Sattvic Diet by Arwen Jayne

A Short Introduction to the Sattvic Diet
  • Title : A Short Introduction to the Sattvic Diet
  • Author : Arwen Jayne
  • Publisher : Jean Hollis
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 38
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  • Language : English
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A Short Introduction to the Sattvic Diet. A diet for the mind, body and soul. A way of life. Based an ancient Indian ayurvedic wisdom as well as the author's own experiences. The author is a yoga practitioner who has found the diet useful in living with her allergies and achieving peace of mind. The booklet aims to demystify and explain this ancient diet.


Eat for Life by National Academy of Sciences,Institute of Medicine

Eat for Life
  • Title : Eat for Life
  • Author : National Academy of Sciences,Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309040493
  • Pages : 192
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Results from the National Research Council's (NRC) landmark study Diet and health are readily accessible to nonscientists in this friendly, easy-to-read guide. Readers will find the heart of the book in the first chapter: the Food and Nutrition Board's nine-point dietary plan to reduce the risk of diet-related chronic illness. The nine points are presented as sensible guidelines that are easy to follow on a daily basis, without complicated measuring or calculating--and without sacrificing favorite foods. Eat for Life gives practical recommendations on foods to eat and in a "how-to" section provides tips on shopping (how to read food labels), cooking (how to turn a high-fat dish into a low-fat one), and eating out (how to read a menu with nutrition in mind). The volume explains what protein, fiber, cholesterol, and fats are and what foods contain them, and tells readers how to reduce their risk of chronic disease by modifying the types of food they eat. Each chronic disease is clearly defined, with information provided on its prevalence in the United States. Written for everyone concerned about how they can influence their health by what they eat, Eat for Life offers potentially lifesaving information in an understandable and persuasive way. Alternative Selection, Quality Paperback Book Club


Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants by Horst Marschner,Petra Marschner

Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants
  • Title : Mineral Nutrition of Higher Plants
  • Author : Horst Marschner,Petra Marschner
  • Publisher : Gulf Professional Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9780124735439
  • Pages : 889
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This text presents the principles of mineral nutrition in the light of current advances. For this second edition more emphasis has been placed on root water relations and functions of micronutrients as well as external and internal factors on root growth and the root-soil interface.


Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction by Fred Piper,Sean Murphy

Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Cryptography: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Fred Piper,Sean Murphy
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191577758
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book is a clear and informative introduction to cryptography and data protection - subjects of considerable social and political importance. It explains what algorithms do, how they are used, the risks associated with using them, and why governments should be concerned. Important areas are highlighted, such as Stream Ciphers, block ciphers, public key algorithms, digital signatures, and applications such as e-commerce. This book highlights the explosive impact of cryptography on modern society, with, for example, the evolution of the internet and the introduction of more sophisticated banking methods. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Fascism: A Very Short Introduction by Kevin Passmore

Fascism: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Fascism: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Kevin Passmore
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 019150856X
  • Pages : 176
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  • Language : English
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What is fascism? Is it revolutionary? Or is it reactionary? Can it be both? Fascism is notoriously hard to define. How do we make sense of an ideology that appeals to streetfighters and intellectuals alike? That is overtly macho in style, yet attracts many women? That calls for a return to tradition while maintaining a fascination with technology? And that preaches violence in the name of an ordered society? In the new edition of this Very Short Introduction, Kevin Passmore brilliantly unravels the paradoxes of one of the most important phenomena in the modern world—tracing its origins in the intellectual, political, and social crises of the late nineteenth century, the rise of fascism following World War I, including fascist regimes in Italy and Germany, and the fortunes of 'failed' fascist movements in Eastern Europe, Spain, and the Americas. He also considers fascism in culture, the new interest in transnational research, and the progress of the far right since 2002. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Nursing Times by N.A

Nursing Times
  • Title : Nursing Times
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Handbook of Nutrition and Food by Carolyn D. Berdanier,Johanna T. Dwyer,David Heber

Handbook of Nutrition and Food
  • Title : Handbook of Nutrition and Food
  • Author : Carolyn D. Berdanier,Johanna T. Dwyer,David Heber
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 1466505729
  • Pages : 1136
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The new edition of the Handbook of Nutrition and Food follows the format of the bestselling earlier editions, providing a reference guide for many of the issues on health and well being that are affected by nutrition. Completely revised, the third edition contains 20 new chapters, 50 percent new figures, and updates to most of the previously existi


Introduction To Nutrition And Metabolism, Fourth Edition by David A. Bender

Introduction To Nutrition And Metabolism, Fourth Edition
  • Title : Introduction To Nutrition And Metabolism, Fourth Edition
  • Author : David A. Bender
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • ISBN Code : 0748407812
  • Pages : 352
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An introductory text on the scientific basis of nutrition and metabolism, which are topics fundamental to the study of health and human science. It provides a firm grounding in the chemistry and biochemistry necessary to understand the subject clearly.; This book is intended for undergraduate students in human biology and the health and medical sciences. The book should be useful for reference by Project 2000 and other diploma students in nursing and the paramedical sciences, but is unlikely to be a class text with those groups.


Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Slack

Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Stem Cells: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Jonathan Slack
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199603383
  • Pages : 130
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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There is much public interest in stem cells, but also much confusion and misinformation. Developmental biologist Jonathan Slack explains the biology behind stem cells - what they are what scientists do with them, what stem cell therapies are available today, and what can be expected to happen in the future.


The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction by Julian D. Richards

The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : The Vikings: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Julian D. Richards
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 9780191578076
  • Pages : 168
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  • Language : English
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The Viking reputation is of bloodthirsty seafaring warriors, repeatedly plundering the British Isles and the North Atlantic throughout the early Middle Ages. Yet Vikings were also traders, settlers, and farmers, with a complex artistic and linguistic culture, whose expansion overseas led them to cross the Atlantic for the first time in European history. Highlighting the latest archaeological evidence, Julian Richards reveals the whole Viking world: their history, society and culture, and their expansion overseas for trade, colonization, and plunder. We also look at the Viking identity, through their artistic expression, rune stones, their ships, and their religion. The Viking story is also brought up to date, by examining their legacy from the medieval Icelandic sagas to 19th Century nationalism, Wagner, and the Nazis. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction by John Monaghan,Peter Just

Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Social and Cultural Anthropology: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : John Monaghan,Peter Just
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191578290
  • Pages : 176
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  • Language : English
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If you want to know what anthropology is, look at what anthropologists do. This Very Short Introduction to Social and Cultural Anthropology combines an accessible account of some of the disciplines guiding principles and methodology with abundant examples and illustrations of anthropologists at work. Peter Just and John Monaghan begin by discussing anthropologys most important contributions to modern thought: its investigation of culture as a distinctively human characteristic, its doctrine of cultural relativism, and its methodology of fieldwork and ethnography. They then examine specific ways in which social and cultural anthropology have advanced our understanding of human society and culture, drawing on examples from their own fieldwork. The book ends with an assessment of anthropologys present position, and a look forward to its likely future. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Barnes

Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Aristotle: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Jonathan Barnes
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191606553
  • Pages : 176
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  • Language : English
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The influence of Aristotle, the prince of philosophers, on the intellectual history of the West is second to none. In this book Jonathan Barnes examines Aristotle's scientific researches, his discoveries in logic and his metaphysical theories, his work in psychology and in ethics and politics, and his ideas about art and poetry, placing his teachings in their historical context. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction by Rodolfo Saracci

Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Epidemiology: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Rodolfo Saracci
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191609242
  • Pages : 160
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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What is epidemiology? What are the causes of a new disease? How can pandemics be prevented? Epidemiology is the study of the changing patterns of disease and its main aim is to improve the health of populations. It's a vital field, central to the health of society, to the identification of causes of disease, and to their management and prevention. Epidemiology has had an impact on many areas of medicine; from discovering the relationship between tobacco smoking and lung cancer, to the origin and spread of new epidemics. However, it is often poorly understood, largely due to misrepresentations in the media. In this Very Short Introduction Rodolfo Saracci dispels some of the myths surrounding the study of epidemiology. He provides a general explanation of the principles behind clinical trials, and explains the nature of basic statistics concerning disease. He also looks at the ethical and political issues related to obtaining and using information concerning patients, and trials involving placebos. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Probiotics and Prebiotics in Human Nutrition and Health by Venketeshwer Rao,Leticia Rao

Probiotics and Prebiotics in Human Nutrition and Health
  • Title : Probiotics and Prebiotics in Human Nutrition and Health
  • Author : Venketeshwer Rao,Leticia Rao
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • ISBN Code : 9535124757
  • Pages : 394
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Probiotic microorganisms are recognised as being beneficial for human health. Prebiotics are substrates that are used preferentially by the probiotic bacteria for their growth. A great deal of interest has been generated in recent years in identifying probiotic bacteria and prebiotics, their characterization, mechanisms of action and their role in the prevention and management of human health disorders. Together they are referred to as synbiotic. This book is in response to the need for more current and global scope of probiotics and prebiotics. It contains chapters written by internationally recognized authors. The book has been planned to meet the needs of the researchers, health professionals, government regulatory agencies and industries. This book will serve as a standard reference book in this important and fast-growing area of probiotics and prebiotics in human nutrition and health.


Racism: A Very Short Introduction by Ali Rattansi

Racism: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Racism: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Ali Rattansi
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191584991
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From subtle discrimination in everyday life and scandals in politics, to incidents like lynchings in the American South, cultural imperialism, and 'ethnic cleansing', racism exists in many different forms, in almost every facet of society. But what actually is race? How has racism come to be so firmly established? Why do so few people actually admit to being racist? How are race, ethnicity, and xenophobia related? Racism: A Very Short Introduction incorporates the latest research to demystify the subject of racism and explore its history, science, and culture. It sheds light not only on how racism has evolved since its earliest beginnings, but will also explore the numerous embodiments of racism, highlighting the paradox of its survival, despite the scientific discrediting of the notion of 'race' with the latest advances in genetics. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


A Revolution in Health Through Nutritional Biochemistry by John Neustadt,Steve Pieczenik

A Revolution in Health Through Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Title : A Revolution in Health Through Nutritional Biochemistry
  • Author : John Neustadt,Steve Pieczenik
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780595453405
  • Pages : 136
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Biochemical testing is a revolutionary concept in medicine that has saved many lives and improved the health of countless others. Symptoms and diseases have underlying biochemical causes, and advanced testing technologies can now detect the exact steps within pathways causing diseases, including depression, fatigue, adult-onset asthma, seizure disorders, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome, memory loss, and more. Biochemical abnormalities may then be corrected using targeted nutrient therapies. Nutritional Biochemistry is a revolutionary approach that is redefining medicine and providing clinicians the ability treat the underlying causes of disease instead of just ameliorating symptoms with drugs. "The principles set out in this book are at the same time both ancient and revolutionary. Ancient because they have been known and followed for thousands of years, but revolutionary in our time because they run counter to the approach to health with which all of us have grown up. The principles are simple: 1) most medical approaches treat symptoms not causes; 2) most pharmaceuticals and medicines are intended to destroy something, not add something; 3) with our modern lives and diet, most people are lacking one or more things essential to the proper functioning of the body and need to add them, both to eliminate existing problems and to maintain optimum health. These principles are always a supplement, sometimes an alternative, to conventional medicine. I cite my own successful experience that they work when conventional treatments have not done so." -John W. Hanes, Jr. Former Director, Squibb Corp.


Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction by Philip V. Mladenov

Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Marine Biology: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Philip V. Mladenov
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191654353
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The marine environment is the largest, most important, and yet most mysterious habitat on our planet. It contains more than 99% of the world's living space; produces half of its oxygen; plays a critical role in regulating its climate; and supports a remarkably diverse and exquisitely adapted array of life forms, from microscopic viruses, bacteria, and plankton to the largest existing animals. As the 21st century progresses human activities, such as overfishing, coastal development, plastic pollution, oil spills, nutrient pollution, the spread of exotic species, and the emission of climate changing greenhouse gases are posing a significant threat to the marine environment and to many of its life forms. In this unique Very Short Introduction, Philip Mladenov provides a comprehensive overview of marine biology, providing a tour of marine life and marine processes that ranges from the polar oceans to tropical coral reefs; and from the intertidal to the hydrothermal vents of the deep sea. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Healthy Eating, Healthy World by Morris Hicks

Healthy Eating, Healthy World
  • Title : Healthy Eating, Healthy World
  • Author : Morris Hicks
  • Publisher : BenBella Books, Inc.
  • ISBN Code : 1936661268
  • Pages : 224
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Imagine that the New York Times tomorrow released some amazing news. A health treatment has been discovered that literally cures most forms of heart disease. But not just that. This treatment has a dramatic impact on most of the diseases Westerners face, including cancer, obesity, autoimmune diseases, diabetes, osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, and many many others. And this treatment is so inexpensive to administer that two-thirds of the medical establishment can be shut down as no longer serving any useful function. It's really too much to believe, isn't it? But there's more. This treatment has miraculous implications for the environment. By applying this treatment, we can eliminate the largest source of global warming, and dramatically reduce the waste that is polluting our water supply. We'll also dramatically improve the health and animal population of our oceans and seas. And there's more. By applying this treatment, we'll dramatically increase the supply of arable land, lowering the cost food and allowing us to feed everyone on this planet. Starvation can become a thing of the past. And one last thing. This treatment also has enormous moral implications, allowing us to eliminate almost all of the pain and suffering we are inflicting on the animals, most of which is hidden away from view, but is morally repulsive to anyone exposed to this suffering. Now what if I told you that we don't have to wait for tomorrow's New York Times, that this treatment has been found, and that the amount of scientific data supporting the claims I just made is overwhelming. The "miracle" treatment is simple. It's eating a whole grain, plant-based diet. Skeptical? I'm not surprised. But by the end of this book you'll be exposed to the overwhelming amount of evidence that supports every claim made above. You'll also get to hear the counterarguments made by skeptics and you'll get to decide for yourself whether these claims are true. It's my hope that by the end of this book you'll be convinced and join our movement. You may just save your life and the planet in the bargain. This revolutionary book is Healthy Eating -- Healthy World: Unleashing the Power of Plant-based Nutrition by J. Morris Hicks, and it is the book that finally tackles all compelling reasons for adopting a plant-based diet -- from the environment to solving the world's hunger crisis. Additionally, T. Colin Campbell, acclaimed author of the bestselling book The China Study, provides a riveting foreword to Healthy Eating -- Healthy World. After reading this book, it'll be nearly impossible to ignore the truth: people were not meant to eat animals or animal products, and the time has come to stop.


Agriculture: A Very Short Introduction by Paul Brassley,Richard Soffe

Agriculture: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Agriculture: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Paul Brassley,Richard Soffe
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0191038849
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Agriculture, one of the oldest human occupations, is practised all over the world, using techniques ranging from the profoundly traditional to the most scientifically advanced. Without it we would starve. Yet how many of us understand what is happening in the fields that we see as we drive through the countryside? How often do we think about the origins of the food in our trolley? In this Very Short Introduction Paul Brassley and Richard Soffe explain what farmers do and why they do it. Beginning with the most basic resource, the soil, they show why it is important, and how farmers can increase its productivity, before turning to the plants and animals that grow on it, and tracing the connections between their biology and the various ways in which farmers work with them. The authors conclude by looking at some of the controversial issues facing contemporary agriculture: its sustainability; its impact on wildlife and landscape; issues of animal welfare; and the affect of climate change and the development of genetically modified organisms on farmers. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Essentials of Human Nutrition by Jim Mann,A. Stewart Truswell

Essentials of Human Nutrition
  • Title : Essentials of Human Nutrition
  • Author : Jim Mann,A. Stewart Truswell
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN Code : 9780198508618
  • Pages : 662
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Essentials of Human Nutrition has already established itself as the most reliable and accessible textbook for students embarking on courses in human nutrition. This new edition contains a new chapter on functional foods.


Newton: A Very Short Introduction by Rob Iliffe

Newton: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Newton: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Rob Iliffe
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191579025
  • Pages : 144
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This Very Short Introduction uses Newton's own unpublished writings to provide fascinating insight into the man who kept the Royal Society under his thumb, was Head of the Mint, and whose contributions to our understanding of the heavens and the earth are considered by many to be unparalleled. The author begins with the legends surrounding Newton before next exploring the forces that shaped his life, introducing, along the way, many of the key thinkers and politicians of the time. Although Newton's science was largely revered (his reputation reached near-immortal status with the publication of the Principia), theologically, his beliefs were very controversial. He was a fanatical Protestant, and claimed that tribes like the Goths, Vandals, and Huns had tried to save the planet from the corruption of the Catholics. He was also convinced that he was specially chosen by God to protect the original, pure form of Christianity, and viewed any criticisms directed at him as a form of persecution. Resisting the urge to show how Newton's views on alchemy, mathematics, physics, and religion complemented one another, the author instead emphasises that these were the very different obsessions of an extremely complex man whose beliefs at the time dominated England's political, religious, and intellectual landscape. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction by Veronique Mottier

Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Veronique Mottier
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • ISBN Code : 0191579017
  • Pages : 168
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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What shapes our sexuality? Is it a product of our genes, or of society, culture, and politics? How have concepts of sexuality and sexual norms changed over time? How have feminist theories, religion, and HIV/AIDS affected our attitudes to sex? Focusing on the social, political, and psychological aspects of sexuality, this Very Short Introduction examines these questions and many more, exploring what shapes our sexuality, and how our attitudes to sex have in turn shaped the wider world. Revealing how our assumptions about what is 'normal' in sexuality have, in reality, varied widely across time and place, this book tackles the major topics and controversies that still confront us when issues of sex and sexuality are discussed: from sex education, HIVAIDS, and eugenics, to religious doctrine, gay rights, and feminism. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.


Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction by Lewis Wolpert

Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction
  • Title : Developmental Biology: A Very Short Introduction
  • Author : Lewis Wolpert
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0199601194
  • Pages : 132
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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"A concise account of what we know about development discusses the first vital steps of growth and explores one of the liveliest areas of scientific research."--P. [2] of cover.