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Rethinking Interdisciplinarity across the Social Sciences and Neurosciences (Neuroscience Intersections)

This book offers a provocative account of interdisciplinary research across the neurosciences, social sciences and humanities. Setting itself against standard accounts of interdisciplinary 'integration,' and rooting itself in the authors' own experiences, the book establishes a radical agenda for collaboration across these disciplines. Rethinking Interdisciplinarity does not merely advocate interdisciplinary research, but attends to the hitherto tacit pragmatics, affects, power dynamics, and spatial logics in which that research is enfolded. Understanding the complex relationships between brains, minds, and environments requires a delicate, playful and genuinely experimental interdisciplinarity, and this book shows us how it can be done. This book is open access under a CC-BY license and funded by The Wellcome Trust.

The Complete Guide To Electric Bikes: Everything You Should Know Before and After Buying Your Electric Bike

Electric Bikes are Becoming The New Way of Transportation in America.

So what exactly is an electric bike? Most people have never heard of them, but you can probably guess what it is and you have definitely seen one before, you just may not have known it. That's because unless you're specifically on the lookout for one, you won't be able to tell the difference between a normal bike and an electric bike. An electric bike is just a regular bike with an electric motor attached to it and a battery that supplies the motor with electricity.

This electric, pollution-free power is what makes them so special. All you have to do is twist the throttle on the handle like it's a motorcycle and the bike takes off on its own.

The big takeaway here is the amazing possibilities that electric bikes present to us. Millions of people drive around in cars just to go a few miles to work, school, the store or a friend's house when you could have done yourself and your planet a huge favor. We're not just saying this for the environment's sake. You would save a lot of money if you were to abandon your car and go with an electric bike. Seriously, a lot of money.

Here is what you'll learn in this book:

- The positive impact electric bikes have on the environment

- Why buy an electric bike?

- Who is Zappy Wheels?

- Buyer's Guide: How to choose the best electric bike for you

- The different styles of electric bike

- The different kinds of electric motor and batteries

- How to keep your electric bike in top condition

- And much more...

If you're curious to know a little more about electric bikes, please scroll up and download our e-book!

Preparedness and Survival Guide for Beginners

Super storm Sandy ripped up the eastern seaboard of the United States, leaving death and destruction in its path. While everyone knew the storm's path, and when it would strike, people and the community as a whole were caught off guard by the devastation. Super storm sandy provides an example of why preparing for the worst-case scenario is the prudent path to take.

The frozen planet

This 7-hour free course introduced the frozen planet, including polar temperatures, the seasons, graphs and maps, and definition of the polar regions.

Young Entrepreneurs in Sub-Saharan Africa (Routledge Spaces of Childhood and Youth Series)

Young people in sub-Saharan Africa are growing up in rapidly changing social and economic environments which produce high levels of un- and underemployment. Job creation through entrepreneurship is currently being promoted by international organizations, governments and NGOs as a key solution, despite there being a dearth of knowledge about youth entrepreneurship in an African context. This book makes an important contribution by exploring the nature of youth entrepreneurship in Ghana, Uganda and Zambia. It provides new insights into conceptual and methodological discussions of youth entrepreneurship as well as presenting original empirical data. Drawing on quantitative and qualitative research, conducted under the auspices of a collaborative, interdisciplinary and comparative research project, it highlights the opportunities and challenges young people face in setting up and running businesses. Divided into a number of clear sections, each with its own introduction and conclusion, the book considers the nature of youth entrepreneurship at the national level, in both urban and rural areas, in specific sectors - including mobile telephony, mining, handicrafts and tourism - and analyses how key factors, such as microfinance, social capital and entrepreneurship education, affect youth entrepreneurship. New light is shed on the multi-faceted nature of youth entrepreneurship and a convincing case is presented for a more nuanced understanding of the term entrepreneurship and the situation faced by many African youth today. This book will be of interest to a wide range of scholars interested in youth entrepreneurship, including in development studies, business studies and geography, as well as to development practitioners and policy makers.

The Cannibal Islands Captain Cook's Adventure in the South Seas

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The Thomson Ecology Handbook: A practical guide to wildlife legislation for project managers

The world's biodiversity is highly valued but is also highly threatened by various types of human activity. As a consequence, statutory measures are in place to protect habitats and wildlife. These measures range from global to local, and give protection to whole ecosystems or single species. Because there are now legal obligations in place for proposed developments to enhance the biodiversity of the site, and many species are protected by law, it is essential that project managers understand the importance of considering ecology early on in a project. Failure to address these issues can lead to expensive and lengthy project delays. The Thomson Ecology Handbook provides a general overview of current wildlife legislation, guidance and practical techniques, and is aimed at helping project managers understand and plan for ecology. The book describes in simple terms, essential advice about the law on ecology in relation to construction and development. The book also offers practical advice on protected species, helping the project manager to understand more about what ecological surveys and mitigation may be needed. The book can be referred to on site or in meetings and makes sense of what could be seen as a complicated and unknown area for many project managers and people working in construction and development. The book describes wildlife law (planning law, animal welfare law, and case law), planning policy and guidance, protected sites, species and habitats, surveys for each species, mitigation and biodiversity enhancement, and practical techniques for each species, including bats, badgers and great crested newts. You don't need to read it cover to cover, just go straight to the section which you need help with - when you need to.

A Book of Discovery

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Plate Tectonics

This 15-hour free course, for beginners as well as those with some scientific knowledge, provided an introduction to the study of plate tectonics.

The Creation: In The Beginning (The Creation Series Book 0)

In the jungles of the Venezuelan rain forest, a frightening power is stirring; an event beginning that only occurred once in the history of the Earth. During its process of Creation. And it will take more than tenacity and ingenuity to survive the coming seven days.



The Creation is about to begin anew, and what mankind will discover is that in order to Create, one must first Destroy.



In The Beginning is a thrilling novella-length chapter which begins The Creation Series. A dark supernatural thriller with a blend of sci-fi, fantasy, and horror, The Creation is a genre-bending series filled with flawed yet unforgettable characters.



**This chapter is also included in the first novel of The Creation Series, titled The Creation: Axis Mundi For two additional free ebooks, including the highly acclaimed dark literary story, "The Lines", visit Behrg's website at: thebehrg.com **

Wild FlowersOr, Pastoral and Local Poetry

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Eiderdown

Over the centuries eiderdown has been coveted by the Vikings, Russian tsars and medieval tax collectors who accepted it as revenue. The plumage of a fat sea duck, eiderdown - treasured for its extraordinary lightness and insulation - now joins cocaine as an instrument of globalisation and commodity of the super-rich.

In this revelatory essay, Edward Posnett travels to the Westfjords region of Iceland to explore the fragile relationship between Icelanders and the duck. Eiderdown harvesting began with the arrival of Norse settlers in the 9th century, and it is now stuffed into pillows, duvets and clothing which sell for thousands of pounds in Japan, China, Germany and Russia. What might at first appear an idyllic pastime becomes a story of compromise and exploitation. Posnett's finely spun prose and his fascinating encounters open up this seldom seen trade, one which hangs in the balance.

The Kasidah of Haji Abdu El-Yezdi

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Olaf the Glorious A Story of the Viking Age

This collection of literature attempts to compile many classics that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.

Voyages in Search of the North-West Passage

Captain Cook's Journal During his First Voyage Round the World Made in H.M. Bark "Endeavour", 1768-71

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The Student's Elements of Geology

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The Two Christmas Celebrations

Travels in Arabia (Large Print Edition)

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Nocturne

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Melbourne House

Great Pirate Stories

Discoverers and Explorers

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Two Years Before the Mast

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Scott's Last Expedition Volume I Being the journals of Captain R. F. Scott

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A Study of Recent Earthquakes

The Life of Sir Richard Burton

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Queechy

The Ancient Life-History of the Earth: A Comprehensive Outline of the Principles and Leading Facts of Pal├Žontological Science

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The Future of Islam

Volcanic Islands

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