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Writing a book about recess could be a very questionable endeavor for a serious academic psychologist. At first blush it seems to be a pretty trivial topic. It’s the time during the school day where there’s a break from what’s typically considered the most serious work of the day–reading, writing, and arithmetic. Reflecting this trivial…

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As Place Branding has become a widely established but contested practice, there is a dire need to rethink its theoretical foundations and its contribution to development and to re-assert its future. This important new book advances understanding of place branding through its holistic, critical and evidence-based approach. Contributions by world-leading specialists explore a series of…

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The global demand for clean, renewable energy has rapidly expanded in recent years and will likely continue to escalate in the decades to come. Wind and solar energy systems often require large quantities of land and airspace, so their growing presence is generating a diverse array of new and challenging land use conflicts. Wind turbines…

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Now in full colour, the third edition of this practical text takes students step-by-step through the pre-production processes of apparel product development: planning, forecasting, fabricating, line development, technical design, pricing and sourcing and includes a greater focus on current issues, for example sustainability and business ethics.

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This report reviews engineering’s importance to human, economic, social and cultural development and in addressing the UN Millennium Development Goals. Engineering tends to be viewed as a national issue, but engineering knowledge, companies, conferences and journals, all demonstrate that it is as international as science. The report reviews the role of engineering in development, and…

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Most parents today have accepted the message that the first three years of a baby’s life determine whether or not the child will grow into a successful, thinking person. But is this powerful warning true? Do all the doors shut if baby’s brain doesn’t get just the right amount of stimulation during the first three…

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This informative, full-color text takes students step-by-step through the decision-making involved in the pre-production processes of apparel product development—planning, forecasting, fabricating, line development, technical design, pricing, sourcing, and distribution. It demonstrates how these processes must be coordinated to get the right product to market, when consumers want it, and at a price they are willing…

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We idealize childhood and demonize adolescence, often viewing the typical teenager as a bundle of problems. Yet according to a new book, The Teen Years Explained: A Guide to Healthy Adolescent Development, by Clea McNeely, MPH, DrPH and Jayne Blanchard, adolescence can be a time of opportunity, not turmoil. By understanding the developmental stages and…