Nathaniel Barr, Sheridan College and Gordon Pennycook, Yale University have synthesized a large body of research to reveal how the study of reason is related to the most pressing issues of our time.
Leo Tolstoy was the first Russian writer to make voice a distinctive individual, professional and social feature. He created a new stereotypical vocabulary. Tolstoy's voice stereotypes have since been adopted by other Russian writers and still influence them today.
Using research taken from her new book 'The Psychology of Gardening' (part of Routledge's Psychology of Everything series) psychologist and author, Professor Harriet Gross, explores a range of factors that can improve mood from how including plants in the garden that reflect culture and heritage can make people feel more connected to a space to how gardening can help people to deal with issues more effectively.
Kaushik Basu, one of the world's leading economists, answers in his latest book, offers a new methodology for doing law and economics, rooted in game theory, that provides a deeper understanding of why the law works and how to craft more effective laws for a fairer society in his new book 'The Republic of Beliefs: A New Approach to Law and Economics.'
In their new book, 'The Human Planet,' the authors have now gathered new evidence which reveals the basic rules governing human societies from the earliest hunter-gatherers to those of the present day. They warn that this evidence points to today's globally interconnected mega-civilization moving in one of two directions; one of continued rapid global growth and an eventual catastrophic collapse, or the emergence of a new mode of living that replaces the latest type of society, consumer capitalism.
Technology carries the promise to make our lives easier, but at what price? UNLV sociologist Simon Gottschalk explains his research in a new book.
Over 50 percent of the global population lives in cities, and those cities all share the same pressing challenge: how can they provide economic prosperity and social cohesion in a sustainable way?
Dr. Mary Arthur, director of the anesthesiology residency program at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, is the editor of Anesthesiology CA-1 Pocket Survival Guide, a new book designed to help new anesthesiology residents better navigate the transition from their intern year to the first clinical training year.
The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) has published two new textbooks on the topics of infection prevention and antibiotic stewardship. Both textbooks serve as valuable resources for healthcare practitioners and those in public health and provide expert guidance and helpful information from physician and pharmacist leaders on approaches to infection prevention and for strengthening existing antibiotic stewardship programs.
While remembering the '60s sounds nostalgic, it also appears to make sense. In that decade the balance of the quality of life and sustainability was at its best according to a study on the history of the sustainability of the Netherlands by, among others, TU Eindhoven and the University of Groningen. Their book 'Well-being, Sustainability and Social Development, The Netherlands 1850-2050' covers some 800 pages and is available through SpringerOpen as an open access book.