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Rudolf Steiner


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Gary Lachman: Rudolf Steiner: An Introduction to His Life and Work, Publisher: Tarcher, ISBN-10: 1585425435

"A founding member of the rock band Blondie (he's a prolific writer on esoterica and the occult, too) brings one of the twentieth century's most enigmatic figures to life. Architect, artist, teacher, agriculturalist, philosopher--Steiner was all those and remains known for many things. He was founder of the Waldorf schools, an alternative education system still in practice throughout the world; a leader of the popular occult movement, theosophy; and founder of the metaphysical teaching called anthroposophy. Rather the stereotypical intellectual, especially in his youth, Steiner was quiet, possessed of a very rich inner life, and admittedly found dealing with the external world difficult. Lachman calls him a visionary and something of a Renaissance man, with many interests (too many, thought critics, who accused him of dilettantism) and unflagging energy. If some of his theories were goofy, Lachman sees beyond them to point out his very real contributions to the world of ideas during his rise from obscure scholar to spiritual leader. A solid introduction to Steiner's life and thought" Ray Olson Booklist Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved

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Snake Oil Science


Okładka książki: Snake Oil Science


R. Barker Bausell: "Snake Oil Science: The Truth about Complementary and Alternative Medicine"Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, ISBN-10: 0195313682

"Hang up your lantern Diogenes, an honest man has been found. Barker Bausell, a biostatistician, has stepped out of the shadows to give us an insider's look at how clinical evidence is manipulated to package and market the placebo effect. Labeled as "complementary and alternative medicine," the placebo effect is being sold not just to a gullible public, but to an increasing number of health professionals as well. Bausell knows every trick, and explains them in clear language." --Robert L. Park, Ph.D., Professor of Physics, University of Maryland, and author of Voodoo Science: The Road from Foolishness to Fraud

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The Poison Paradox


Okładka książki: The Poison Paradox


John Timbrell: The Poison Paradox: Chemicals as Friends and Foes, Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, ISBN-10: 0199548161

In The Poison Paradox, toxicologist John Timbrell explores the dark side of chemistry - how the chemicals that we use and that occur all around us can often be beneficial and yet under other circumstances can become poisons. By examining a variety of cases, from tragic disasters such as Bhopal and Minamata Bay, to the plant fungus which led to the Salem witch trials, and the puffer fish which is at once deadly poisonous and prized as a delicacy, this book explores the science of poisons: the different ways in which they harm us, and how they may be counteracted. Timbrell emphasizes that poisons are part of the natural world: by understanding the science of the poisons that we might encounter by accident or design, we can assess what the real risks are, and learn to live with them safely.
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Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior


Okładka książki: Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior


Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior. Vol. 1-3. Ed. Michael D. Breed, Janice Moore. Elsevier-Academic Press, 2010. ISBN 978-0-08-045333-0

"This comprehensive work covers not only the usual topics such as communication, learning, sexual selection, navigation, and history, but also emerging topics in cognition, animal welfare, conservation, and applications of animal behavior. The section on animal cognition brings together many of world’s experts to provide an overview of this rapidly developing area. Chapters relating to animal welfare give a view of behavioral interactions of humans with companion animals, farm animals, and animals in the wild. The key role of animal behavior in conservation biology receives broad attention, including chapters on the effects of noise pollution, captive breeding, and how the behavioral effects of parasites interacts with conservation issues. Animal behavior in environmental biology is highlighted in chapters on the effects of endocrine disruptors on behavior and a number of chapter on key species, such as wolves, chimpanzees, hyenas, and sharks."

   

Pulp and Paper Chemistry, Vol. 1: Wood Chemistry and Wood Biotechnology


Okładka książki: Pulp and Paper Chemistry Vol. 1 Wood Chemistry and Wood Biotechnology


Pulp and Paper Chemistry. Ed. by Monica Ek, Göran Gellerstedt, Gunnar Henriksson. Vol. 1-3. Berlin. De Gruyter, 2009. ISBN 978-3-11-021341-6

Vol. 1: Wood Chemistry and Wood Biotechnology

"The target reader is a graduate level university student or researcher in chemistry/ renewable sources/ biotechnology with no prior knowledge in the fields of pulp and paper. For the benefit of pulp and paper engineers and other people with an interest in this fascinating industry, we hope that the availability of this material as printed books will provide an understanding of all the fundamentals involved in pulp and paper-making."

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Pulp and Paper Chemistry, Vol. 2: Pulping Chemistry and Technology


Okładka książki: Pulp and Paper Chemistry, Vol. 2: Pulping Chemistry and Technology


Pulp and Paper Chemistry. Ed. by Monica Ek, Göran Gellerstedt, Gunnar Henriksson. Vol. 1-3. Berlin. De Gruyter, 2009. ISBN 978-3-11-021341-6

Vol. 2: Pulping Chemistry and Technology

"The target reader is a graduate level university student or researcher in chemistry/ renewable sources/ biotechnology with no prior knowledge in the fields of pulp and paper. For the benefit of pulp and paper engineers and other people with an interest in this fascinating industry, we hope that the availability of this material as printed books will provide an understanding of all the fundamentals involved in pulp and paper-making."

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Pulp and Paper Chemistry, Vol. 3: Paper Chemistry and Technology


Okładka książki: Pulp and Paper Chemistry, Vol. 3: Paper Chemistry and Technology


Pulp and Paper Chemistry. Ed. by Monica Ek, Göran Gellerstedt, Gunnar Henriksson. Vol. 1-3. Berlin. De Gruyter, 2009. ISBN 978-3-11-021341-6

Vol. 3: Paper Chemistry and Technology

"The target reader is a graduate level university student or researcher in chemistry/ renewable sources/ biotechnology with no prior knowledge in the fields of pulp and paper. For the benefit of pulp and paper engineers and other people with an interest in this fascinating industry, we hope that the availability of this material as printed books will provide an understanding of all the fundamentals involved in pulp and paper-making."

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