Every food decision we make involves a trade-off of some kind. A healthy option might not be the most environmentally friendly; fresh, local foods might be expensive; products with simple-sounding ingredients may contain more chemicals than ones with unpronounceable lists. This book contends that to promote practices that really help save the earth and reduce obesity, we must look beyond personal beliefs and gut feelings.
People who claim they 'don't see race' when they evaluate others may think they all have similar beliefs about racial justice -- but they're very wrong, according to a new book. In fact, the belief in 'racial colorblindness' unites people who range from liberal to conservative and hardened racists to egalitarians
Martin Luther's theological thinking, as it worked to shape the Lutheran world in the centuries following the Reformation, has had a decisive impact on the creation of the Nordic social-democratic system in the twentieth century, argues Professor Robert H. Nelson in his new book.
A new book by sociologist Frank Furedi analyses what he calls the 'culture wars' that have accompanied the perceived rise of populism in Europe.
The Gulf of Mexico is a special body of water. While the Mississippi River continues to be the dominant influence on the Gulf ecosystems, the steady input from natural oil vents has also had an effect. Basically, oil is energy from the sun that was captured in plant and animal material and buried eons ago. Based on this energy source, a whole ecosystem has developed deep down at the seabed.
'Prion Diseases' covers the progress that has recently been made in our understanding of the pathophysiology of prion diseases, as well as ongoing efforts to develop effective therapeutics. The contributors discuss how proteins such as tau, islet amyloid polypeptide, and α-synuclein adopt alternative shapes that lead them to aggregate, resulting in cellular degeneration. This volume is therefore useful for all biomedical scientists and physicians wishing to understand and treat this group of devastating disorders.
New Jersey Institute of Technology students create a children's book with a focus on STEM.
How do technologies such as social media, blogging, and texting affect the way communication and media research is conducted? Launching as a four-volume set, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods covers a range of theories and methodologies used in communication research as well as trends influencing the future of the field.