What does it mean to carry out "good work"? What strategies allow people to maintain moral and ethical standards at a time when market forces wield unprecedented power and work life is being radically altered by technological innovation? These are the questions at the heart of this important collaboration by three leaders in psychology.
Enlivened with stories of real people facing hard decisions, Good Work offers powerful insight into one of the most important issues of our time and, indeed, into the future course of science, technology, and communication.
*Includes pictures *Includes contemporary accounts of the Nigerian civil war *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents “[A] cardinal principle of British colonial policy [is] that the interests of a large native population shall not be subject to the will… of a small minority of educated and Europeanized natives.” – Lord Frederick Lugard Nigeria was the creation of a British businessman by the name of Sir George Taubman Goldie. The gifted son of a substantial Manx military officer and politician, Goldie was educated at the prestigious Royal Military Academy at Woolwich, after which he served briefly in the army before embarking on a journey of adventure to West Africa. The year was 1877, and the West African coast was sub-divided into the spheres of influence of various European trading concerns, and while some exploration of the interior had taken place, the European rush to claim the region had yet to begin in earnest. Nigeria was an unpopular destination for European settlement, thanks to its punishing climate and proliferation of tropical disease, so it saw very little direct European influence. Europeans were posted to Nigeria or sought employment purely to satisfy the needs of administration, and, of course, the various Christian missionary organizations were led largely by whites. Christian missions, incidentally, succeeded spectacularly in the spreading of Christianity across the animist south, but they made absolutely no inroads in the Muslim north. Nigeria was among the first African colonies to be groomed for independence, and upon its success as a free nation, Britain staked a great deal. The process was lengthy, bearing in mind both the intricate ethnic tapestry of the region and the relatively complex systems of government, involving a number of different permutations in the 15 years between the end of World War II and 1960, when independence was finally granted. During this period, the realization began to dawn that the original 1914 amalgamation of the northern and southern protectorates of Nigeria might have been a strategic blunder, inasmuch as an attempt had been made to forge a single territory out of two radically different and mutually antagonistic blocs. It was, of course, too late by then to try and alter the political map of Nigeria, but perhaps the creation of two territories, rather than one, would have ultimately served the region better. On October 1, 1960, the new nation of Nigeria took its place on the world stage, and it was welcomed into the United Nations and the British Commonwealth. Riding a wave of official optimism, with its deep ethnic fissures for the time being hidden, Nigeria was hailed as a signature success in British decolonization. It would soon prove to be anything but a success. Biafra: The History and Legacy of the Secessionist Republic of Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War chronicles the story of Nigeria, its civil war, and the controversial secession of Biafra. Along with pictures and a bibliography, you will learn about Biafra like never before.
Nutrition science is a highly fractionated, contentious field with rapidly changing viewpoints on both minor and major issues impacting on public health. With an evolutionary perspective as its basis, this exciting book provides a framework by which the discipline can finally be coherently explored.By looking at what we know of human evolution and disease in relation to the diets that humans enjoy now and prehistorically, the book allows the reader to begin to truly understand the link between diet and disease in the Western world and move towards a greater knowledge of what can be defined as the optimal human diet.Written by a leading expert Covers all major diseases, including cancer, heart disease, obesity, stroke and dementia Details the benefits and risks associated with the Palaeolithic diet Draws conclusions on key topics including sustainable nutrition and the question of healthy eating This important book provides an exciting and useful insight into this fascinating subject area and will be of great interest to nutritionists, dietitians and other members of the health professions. Evolutionary biologists and anthropologists will also find much of interest within the book. All university and research establishments where nutritional sciences, medicine, food science and biological sciences are studied and taught should have copies of this title.
Les Québécois connaissent le climat le plus turbulent au monde.
Habitués aux extrêmes et aux tempêtes, le réchauffement de la planète ne leur fait pas peur. Pourtant, les phénomènes météorologiques violents, les sécheresses et les inondations s'apprêtent à déferler partout dans le monde, nous dit-on. Le ciel va-t-il nous tomber sur la tête? Quelle est la vérité derrière les discours alarmistes sur le climat? Qui dit vrai sur le changement climatique? Les experts? Les militants? Les sceptiques? Les solutions proposées pour réduire l'impact de l'activité humaine sur le réchauffement sont-elles viables? Qu'est-ce qu'on ne nous dit pas sur les véhicules électriques, l'éolien, le solaire? Dans un langage simple, le météorologue Gilles Brien répond à ces questions en dressant un bilan des dernières recherches. Il jette sur la question climatique l'éclairage dont nous avons besoin pour démêler le vrai du faux et pour aborder l'avenir avec lucidité.
Someone's going on a killing spree. Bodies are turning up all over the place with cryptic calling cards, hinting at more carnage to come. Law and Tilley know there's a pattern, they've just got to fit the pieces together. But sometimes it's very hard to see what's staring you in the face.
Zac has never tasted freedom. In a small mining camp on the fringe of Ascadell, he lives for his fellow slaves, and they see him as their leader. One day everything changes—his mining camp is destroyed by mysterious raiders in black armor. His masters and fellow slaves are murdered. The raiders are the servants of an evil wizard who is infecting the citizens of Ascadell with an enchanted disease that turns them into vicious Banes. In the chaos of the raider attack, Zac manages to escape, leaving behind the ashes of everything he has ever known and heading for an adventure greater than anything he has ever imagined.
Ramona, a Tarahumara woman, is hunted through the Sonoran mountains by two ancient Native American vampires. She has stolen a sacrificial knife from Tsotliotl, the god of vampires and he demands it be recovered at any cost.