The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption

Manual Workers: From Producers to Consumers, c.1950–2000', Contemporary British History , 22 (2008), and 'Obesity Under ... Insecurity and Inequality', Economics and Human Biology , 8 (2010) (with Rachel Pechey and Stanley Ulijaszek).

Author: Frank Trentmann

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191624346

Category: History

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The term 'consumption' covers the desire for goods and services, their acquisition, use, and disposal. The study of consumption has grown enormously in recent years, and it has been the subject of major historiographical debates: did the eighteenth century bring a consumer revolution? Was there a great divergence between East and West? Did the twentieth century see the triumph of global consumerism? Questions of consumption have become defining topics in all branches of history, from gender and labour history to political history and cultural studies. The Oxford Handbook of the History of Consumption offers a timely overview of how our understanding of consumption in history has changed in the last generation, taking the reader from the ancient period to the twenty-first century. It includes chapters on Asia, Europe, Africa, and North America, brings together new perspectives, highlights cutting-edge areas of research, and offers a guide through the main historiographical developments. Contributions from leading historians examine the spaces of consumption, consumer politics, luxury and waste, nationalism and empire, the body, well-being, youth cultures, and fashion. The Handbook also showcases the different ways in which recent historians have approached the subject, from cultural and economic history to political history and technology studies, including areas where multidisciplinary approaches have been especially fruitful.
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Science and Technology Annual Reference Review

2 ] , 515 Handbook of Hazardous Waste Incineration , 684 Handbook of Hazardous Waste Management for Small Quantity ... 619 Highway Design Reference Guide , 748 The History of Biology , 96 A History of Mechanics , 739 A History ...

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The Oxford Handbook of Environmental History

For discussion of the spotted owl case see barry R. Noon and Kevin S. McKelvey, “Management of the Spotted owl: A Case History in Conservation biology,” Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics 27 (1996): 135–162; Susan Harrison, ...

Author: Andrew Christian Isenberg

Publisher: Oxford University Press (UK)

ISBN: 9780195324907

Category: History

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This book explores the methodology of environmental history, with an emphasis on the field's interaction with other historiographies such as consumerism, borderlands, and gender. It examines the problem of environmental context, specifically the problem and perception of environmental determinism, by focusing on climate, disease, fauna, and regional environments. It also considers the changing understanding of scientific knowledge.
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Handbook to the Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Course or Test Title Recommendation D 456 History of the United States II 3B A 482 Modern Asian Governments 2B o: E ... History 3B A 500 Foundations of Biology 4B - D 467 Modern Far Eastern History 3B B 500 Astronomy 3B E 467 History of ...

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Category: Guide to the evaluation of educational experiences in the armed services

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Handbook of Bird Biology

2012. Origin and population history of a recent colonizer, the yellow warbler in Galápagos and Cocos Islands. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25:509–521. Chesser, R. T. 2004. Molecular systematics of New World suboscine birds.

Author: Irby J. Lovette

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118291054

Category: Science

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Selected by Forbes.com as one of the 12 best books about birds and birding in 2016 This much-anticipated third edition of the Handbook of Bird Biology is an essential and comprehensive resource for everyone interested in learning more about birds, from casual bird watchers to formal students of ornithology. Wherever you study birds your enjoyment will be enhanced by a better understanding of the incredible diversity of avian lifestyles. Arising from the renowned Cornell Lab of Ornithology and authored by a team of experts from around the world, the Handbook covers all aspects of avian diversity, behaviour, ecology, evolution, physiology, and conservation. Using examples drawn from birds found in every corner of the globe, it explores and distills the many scientific discoveries that have made birds one of our best known - and best loved - parts of the natural world. This edition has been completely revised and is presented with more than 800 full color images. It provides readers with a tool for life-long learning about birds and is suitable for bird watchers and ornithology students, as well as for ecologists, conservationists, and resource managers who work with birds. The Handbook of Bird Biology is the companion volume to the Cornell Lab’s renowned distance learning course, Ornithology: Comprehensive Bird Biology.
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Medical BioMethods Handbook

It was a landmark event in the history of biology and represents one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of science and signals the beginning of a new era in biomedical research. This chapter will describe briefly the ...

Author: John M. Walker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781588292889

Category: Science

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John Walker and Ralph Rapley have collected a wide-ranging group of molecular and biochemical techniques that are the most frequently used in medical and clinical research, especially diagnostics. The authors-well-established investigators who run their own research programs and use the methods on a regular basis-outline the practical procedures for using them and describe a variety of pertinent applications. Among the technologies presented are southern and western blotting, electrophoresis, PCR, cDNA and protein microarrays, liquid chromatography, in situ hybridization, karyotyping, flow cytometry, bioinformatics, genomics, and ribotyping. The applications include assays for mutation detection, mRNA analysis, chromosome translocations, inborn errors of metabolism, protein therapeutics, and gene therapy.
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International Handbook of Research in History Philosophy and Science Teaching

In another high school biology book (SEPUP 2011), the discussion of ... With the upsurge of philosophy of chemistry in the 1990s (Erduran & Mugaloglu, this handbook), there has been more focus on what might (or not) make laws distinctly ...

Author: Michael R. Matthews

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789400776548

Category: Education

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This inaugural handbook documents the distinctive research field that utilizes history and philosophy in investigation of theoretical, curricular and pedagogical issues in the teaching of science and mathematics. It is contributed to by 130 researchers from 30 countries; it provides a logically structured, fully referenced guide to the ways in which science and mathematics education is, informed by the history and philosophy of these disciplines, as well as by the philosophy of education more generally. The first handbook to cover the field, it lays down a much-needed marker of progress to date and provides a platform for informed and coherent future analysis and research of the subject. The publication comes at a time of heightened worldwide concern over the standard of science and mathematics education, attended by fierce debate over how best to reform curricula and enliven student engagement in the subjects. There is a growing recognition among educators and policy makers that the learning of science must dovetail with learning about science; this handbook is uniquely positioned as a locus for the discussion. The handbook features sections on pedagogical, theoretical, national, and biographical research, setting the literature of each tradition in its historical context. It reminds readers at a crucial juncture that there has been a long and rich tradition of historical and philosophical engagements with science and mathematics teaching, and that lessons can be learnt from these engagements for the resolution of current theoretical, curricular and pedagogical questions that face teachers and administrators. Science educators will be grateful for this unique, encyclopaedic handbook, Gerald Holton, Physics Department, Harvard University This handbook gathers the fruits of over thirty years’ research by a growing international and cosmopolitan community Fabio Bevilacqua, Physics Department, University of Pavia
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Handbook of Evolutionary Thinking in the Sciences

The bases of conflict in biological explanation. Journal of the History of Biology, 2, 35–45. Lewontin, R. C. (1978). Adaptation. Scientific American, 239, 212–230. Mahner, M., & Bunge, M. (1997). Foundations of biophilosophy.

Author: Thomas Heams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789401790147

Category: Science

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The Darwinian theory of evolution is itself evolving and this book presents the details of the core of modern Darwinism and its latest developmental directions. The authors present current scientific work addressing theoretical problems and challenges in four sections, beginning with the concepts of evolution theory, its processes of variation, heredity, selection, adaptation and function, and its patterns of character, species, descent and life. The second part of this book scrutinizes Darwinism in the philosophy of science and its usefulness in understanding ecosystems, whilst the third section deals with its application in disciplines beyond the biological sciences, including evolutionary psychology and evolutionary economics, Darwinian morality and phylolinguistics. The final section addresses anti-Darwinism, the creationist view and issues around teaching evolution in secondary schools. The reader learns how current experimental biology is opening important perspectives on the sources of variation, and thus of the very power of natural selection. This work examines numerous examples of the extension of the principle of natural selection and provides the opportunity to critically reflect on a rich theory, on the methodological rigour that presides in its extensions and exportations, and on the necessity to measure its advantages and also its limits. Scholars interested in modern Darwinism and scientific research, its concepts, research programs and controversies will find this book an excellent read, and those considering how Darwinism might evolve, how it can apply to the human sciences and other disciplines beyond its origins will find it particularly valuable. Originally produced in French (Les Mondes Darwiniens), the scope and usefulness of the book have led to the production of this English text, to reach a wider audience. This book is a milestone in the impressive penetration by Francophone scholars into the world of Darwinian science, its historiography and philosophy over the last two decades. Alex Rosenberg, R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy, Duke University Until now this useful and comprehensive handbook has only been available to francophones. Thanks to this invaluable new translation, this collection of insightful and original essays can reach the global audience it deserves. Tim Lewens, University of Cambridge
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Handbook of Models for Human Aging

The history of animal model development for aging research is in many ways the history of biological research on aging. Without widely available and suitable animal models for research, the astonishing developments that have occurred in ...

Author: P. Michael Conn

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080460062

Category: Medical

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The Handbook of Models for Human Aging is designed as the only comprehensive work available that covers the diversity of aging models currently available. For each animal model, it presents key aspects of biology, nutrition, factors affecting life span, methods of age determination, use in research, and disadvantages/advantes of use. Chapters on comparative models take a broad sweep of age-related diseases, from Alzheimer's to joint disease, cataracts, cancer, and obesity. In addition, there is an historical overview and discussion of model availability, key methods, and ethical issues. Utilizes a multidisciplinary approach Shows tricks and approaches not available in primary publications First volume of its kind to combine both methods of study for human aging and animal models Over 200 illustrations
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The Oxford Handbook of Jack London

The Foreword sets the “feel of the time” against the disciplines of history, biology, and psychology in order to make the point that the feel of time offers something those knowledge-producing approaches to the world do not: History ...

Author: Jay Williams

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199315178

Category: Authors, American

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"With his novels, journalism, short stories, political activism, and travel writing, Jack London established himself as one of the most prolific and diverse authors of the twentieth century. Covering London's biography, cultural context, and the various genres in which he wrote, The Oxford Handbook of Jack London is the definitive reference work on the author" --
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