Category: Politics & Social Sciences

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The Power of Time Perception: Control the Speed of Time to Make Every Second Count

Description “This is psychology, neuroscience, and self-help material, all rolled into one!”- Psychology Corner “The ‘next level’ in time management that many have been looking for”- Midwest Book Review Do you wonder how time flies? Want to learn the secrets to slow it down? With ground-breaking research, now you can live the longest year of your life! Discover how to extend the good times and fast forward through the bad ones. Learn how to deal with aging by stretching your perceived lifespan and living a fulfilling life. Understand how our brains perceive time, what things causes time to speed up, and how to slow it down to Make Every Second Count. You will also get FREE access to...

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The Great Train Robbery and the Metropolitan Police Flying Squad

Description The Squad that investigated The Great Train Robbery. “The Old Grey Fox” or “One Day Tommy” (Detective Chief Superintendent Tommy Butler) selected six of the best officers on the elite Metropolitan Police Flying Squad to investigate the Crime of the Century, but whilst many books have been written by and about every criminal arrested for this crime, NONE have been written about the detectives who traced and tracked them. Tommy Butler delayed his retirement to complete the job, but died a few months after he retired at 57 years of age, the only detective of his rank in the late 1950s and 1960s not...

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Control the Controller: Understanding And Resolving Video Game Addiction

Description Ciaran O’Connor looks at how gaming and addiction have come together so rapidly in recent years. Mobile based gaming and free-to-play games have revolutionised the gaming world – but what are the implications of this? And how does it affect current thinking on addiction? Control the Controller addresses gamers, their families, mental health professionals and game developers in this thorough and fascinating discussion of the nature of video game addiction. Many questions are answered including how we can recognise a gaming addiction, what causes it, and what we can do to return an addict to healthy behaviour. A step by step process for this...

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Urban Climates in Latin America

Description This book describes the observation of urban climates in Latin-American and their relationships with urban sprawl, the economic emergence of Latin American countries, social segregation, urban ecology, disasters and resilience. The chapters include contributions dealing with urban heat islands, local climate zones, thermal comfort, air pollution, extreme climate index, green infrastructure, health issues and adaptions based on the socio-economic background of urban areas. This book revises the role of urban planning and environmental governance, highlighting the singularities in climate adaptation policies in developing countries. Download Links Server 1  | Server 2 (Size 27.8 MB)

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Rights Angles

Description Loren Lomasky is a leading advocate of a rights-based libertarian approach to political and social issues. This volume collects fifteen of his articles that have appeared since his influential volume Persons, Rights, and the Moral Community (OUP, 1987) alongside one new essay. The volume represents Lomasky’s more recent efforts at constructing the underpinnings of liberal rights theory, in which he formulates a series of questions about the nature and scope of rights and rights holders. Among the questions Lomasky addresses: In what way is classical utilitarianism fundamentally illiberal? To what extent might utilitarian cost-benefit analyses be admissible within rights-upholding political theory? Does it even make sense...

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Notes from Cyberground: Trumpland and My Old Soviet Feeling

Description “Mikhail Iossel is an intense and thoughtful force for decency in the world.” ―George Saunders Iossel’s writing is full of rage, enlightening observations, and oft witty humor . . . as he watches his beloved America―a beacon of hope during his Soviet youth―coming undone by Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s influence over him.” ―Times of Israel “Mikhail Iossel’s Notes from Cyberground is our social media De Profundis with a touch of J’Accuse. Thoughtful, furious, eloquent, these posts are the diary of a writer who left the Soviet Union, stayed in touch with the horrors of the Putin reign, and after the 2016 elections,...

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Introduction to Scientific Psychology

Description We humans are faced with an interesting problem: That which we think we un­ derstand the most-our own behavior-we probably understand the least. On the eve of a new millennium. the planet is beset by a host of problems that are. for the most part. caused by human behavior. Ironically. although it seems that the greatest impact of our behavior is on the planet and its other inhabitants. we may actually be threatening our own future the most. For example. we have caused untold harm to the air we breathe. to the water we drink. and. by exten­ sion. to much of the food...

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Feminist Phenomenology and Medicine

Description Phenomenological insights into health issues relating to bodily self-experience, normality and deviance, self-alienation, and objectification. Situated at the intersection of phenomenology of medicine and feminist phenomenology, this volume provides insights into medical practices such as surgical operations, organ transplants, dentistry, midwifery, and psychiatry. The contributors make clear the relevance of feminist phenomenology to the fields of medicine and health by highlighting difference, vulnerability, and volatility as central dimensions of human experience rather than deviations. It also further vitalizes the field of phenomenology by bringing it into conversation with a range of different materials—including case studies, fiction, and other forms of narrative—and shedding new light...

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The Feminism Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained (Big Ideas)

Description Discover more than 85 of the most important ideas, movements, and events that have defined feminism and feminist thought throughout history with this original, graphic-led book. Using the Big Ideas series’ trademark combination of authoritative, accessible text and bold graphics, this book traces feminism and the feminist movement from its origins, through the suffragette movement of the 19th century, to recent developments such as the Everyday Sexism Project and the #MeToo movement. Entries explore and explain each idea, placing them in their social and cultural context. Packed with inspirational quotations, profiles of key individuals and turning points, and flowcharts and infographics explaining the most significant concepts...

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UFOs: Generals, Pilots and Government Officials Go On the Record

Description An Air Force major is ordered to approach a brilliant UFO in his Phantom jet over Tehran. He repeatedly attempts to engage and fire on unusual objects heading right toward his aircraft, but his missile control is locked and disabled. Witnessed from the ground, this dogfight becomes the subject of a secret report by the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. In Belgium, an Air Force colonel investigates a series of widespread sightings of unidentified triangular objects, and he sends F-16s to attempt a closer look. Many hundreds of eyewitnesses, including on-duty police officers, file reports, and a spectacular photograph of an unidentifiable craft is retrieved...