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  • Film theory & criticism
    November 2015

    Swedish crime fiction

    Novel, film, television

    by Steven Peacock

    Swedish crime fiction became an international phenomenon in the first decade of the twenty-first century, starting first with novels but then percolating through Swedish-language television serials and films and onto English-language BBC productions and Hollywood remakes. This book looks at the rich history of 'Scandinavian noir', examines the appeal of this particular genre and attempts to reveal why it is distinct from the plethora of other crime fictions. Examining the popularity of Steig Larsson's international success with his Millennium trilogy, as well as Henning Mankell's Wallander across the various media, Peacock also tracks some lesser-known novels and television programmes. He illustrates how the bleakness of the country's 'noirs' reflects particular events and cultural and political changes, with the clash of national characteristics becoming a key feature. It will appeal to students and researchers of crime fiction and of film and television studies, as well as the many fans of the novels and dramatic representations.

  • August 2017

    Human Trafficking

    The Complexities of Exploitation

    by Margaret Malloch, Paul Rigby

    What is human trafficking? Despite legislative developments and national and international interventions, we still lack firm definitions, estimates of its full extent, effective responses to perpetrators and sound survivor care. This volume critically examines the competing discourses surrounding human trafficking, the conceptual basis of global responses and the impact of these horrific acts worldwide. ; What is human trafficking? This volume critically examines the competing discourses surrounding human trafficking, the conceptual basis of global responses and the impact of these horrific acts worldwide. ; Acknowledgements; List of Contributors; 1. Contexts and Complexities, Margaret Malloch and Paul Rigby; 2. Productive Ignorance: Assessing Public Understanding of Human Trafficking in Ukraine, Hungary and Great Britain, Kiril Sharapov; 3. The Application of International Legislation: Is the Federalisation of Anti-trafficking Legislation in Europe Working for Trafficking Victims?, Adam Weiss; 4. International and European Standards in Relation to Victims and Survivors of Human Trafficking, Kirsty Thomson; 5. Child Protection for Child Trafficking Victims, Paul Rigby and Philip Ishola; 6. Responding to Victims of Human Trafficking: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Jim Laird; 7. Does It Happen Here?, Sheila Murie and Liz Owens; 8. Promoting Psychological Recovery in Victims of Human Trafficking, Sharon Doherty and Rachel Morley; 9. ‘We Cannot Collect Comprehensive Information on All of These Changes’: The Challenges of Monitoring and Evaluating Reintegration; Efforts for Separated Children, Claire Cody; 10. Policing Forced Marriages Among Pakistanis in the United Kingdom, Stefano Bonino; 11. Criminalising Victims of Human Trafficking: State Responses and Punitive Practices, Margaret Malloch; 12. Root Causes, Transnational Mobility and Formations of Patriarchy in the Sex Trafficking of Women, Jackie Turner; 13. The New Raw Resources Passing Through the Shadows, Hazel Cameron; 14. Human Trafficking: Capital Exploitation and the Accursed Share, Bill Munro; Postscript, Margaret Malloch and Paul Rigby; Index

  • Agriculture & related industries
    April 2016

    Farm Business Management

    The Fundamentals of Good Practice

    by Peter L Nuthall

    Farming is a complex job with many unique challenges, but can also be a rich and rewarding career that is full of opportunities. Following the author's Farm Business Management series, this new textbook takes the core principles and techniques and distils them into an accessible student resource. This book: covers the most important aspects of farm management, such as observation, decision making, budgeting, risk assessment and record keeping; is organized into easy-to-navigate sections such as the farmer's environment, financials, key skills and farm systems; and includes student-focused pedagogy throughout, comprising learning objectives, focus study exercises and review questions. Written by an expert with decades of teaching and research experience around the world, this book also incorporates two brand new chapters on farm accounting and computer systems and software. Providing a hands-on learning experience for students of agriculture, it will continue to be a much-used resource throughout their farming career.

  • Veterinary medicine
    April 2013

    Farm Animal Medicine and Surgery

    For Small Animal Veterinarians

    by Graham R Duncanson

    Small animal veterinarians are increasingly taking on caseloads that include farm animals, with cases being presented by local hobby farmers, smallholders, and 'novelty pet' owners. Recognising this trend, this book provides a quick reference guide for small-animal orientated veterinarians in the basics of surgery and treatment of farm animals. Popular animals such as cattle, sheep, goats, camelids and backyard poultry are covered, and basic techniques such as anaesthesia, clinical examination techniques, breeding, surgery and euthanasia are discussed. This book provides a quick-reference format, ideal for looking up information during a consult, useful for veterinarians in small and mixed practices, new graduates and those less familiar with animals such as alpacas which have seen an increase in popularity. Also ideal as a refresher guide and as a continuing professional development resource.

  • Science & Mathematics
    February 2017

    Invasive Plant Species of the World

    A Reference Guide to Environmental Weeds

    by Ewald Weber

    Since the publication of the first edition of this book in 2003, the status of many important invasive plants around the world has changed dramatically. Species have extended their ranges, new literature has been accumulated, and control methods have been improved. Research on some plant invaders has also focused on the species' ecology and impacts, confirming that invasive plants continue to pose serious threats to species and ecosystems. Given their range expansions and introduction via international trade, these problems will only become more serious in the future. Providing the latest information on the most important invasive plants, this new edition: - Contains 50 new species, chosen for their impacts on ecosystems and native species - Reviews the most significant new publications on ecology and species management - Updates introduced, invasive and native ranges, providing an easy-reference, full-colour map for each species - Provides new and improved control methods Including colour images of each species, this up-to-date reference guide on the most important plant invaders is an invaluable tool for both researchers and policy makers. ; Invasive plant species cause severe disruption to natural and managed ecosystems. A full-colour reference guide to the major invasive plants, this book includes over 500 economically and environmentally important species. It provides illustrations, synonyms, geographical distribution, habitats invaded, morphology, ecology and references for each. ; 1: Introduction2: Organisation of the book3: Changes to the first edition4: Acknowledgements5: Alphabetical entries6: References

  • Tourism industry
    June 2015

    Planning for Tourism, Leisure and Sustainability

    International Case Studies

    by Anthony S. Travis

    Providing a wide range of case studies in sustainable tourism planning, this authoritative work presents cases at both international and national levels as well as on a regional, sub-regional, urban, local and site scale. Drawing on the author's world-wide experience and with contributions from professionals in the field, this book takes a comparative approach relating to different economic, political and temporal dimensions, examining established initiatives both in the context of the standards of the time and from a modern perspective looking back. With an emphasis on sustainability, this unique collection is an essential resource for tourism planners, researchers and students.

  • Agronomy & crop production
    April 2015

    The Nature of Crops

    How we came to eat the plants we do

    by Professor John Warren

    Have you ever wondered why we eat wheat, rice, potatoes and cassava? Why we routinely domesticate foodstuffs with the power to kill us, or why we chose almonds over acorns? Answering all these questions and more in a readable and friendly style, this book takes you on a journey through our history with crop plants. Arranged into recurrent themes in plant domestication, this book documents the history and biology of over 50 crops, including cereals, spices, legumes, fruits and cash crops such as chocolate, tobacco and rubber. In The Nature of Crops John Warren reveals: -Why the Egyptians worshipped onions; -Why red-flowering runner beans provide fewer beans than white-flowering; -The inherent dangers of being a pineapple worker; and -Why a bird will always beat you in a chilli pepper eating competition!

  • Horticulture
    March 2016

    Environmental Horticulture

    Science and Management of Green Landscapes

    by Ross Cameron, James Hitchmough

    Environmental horticulture - also referred to as landscape horticulture and amenity horticulture - is the umbrella term for the horticulture that we encounter in our daily lives. This includes parks, botanic gardens, sports facilities, landscape gardens, roundabouts, cemeteries, shopping centres - any public space which has grass, planting and trees. This book reflects contemporary thinking and is supported by scientific evidence to show the role, value and application of horticulture in the landscape. The discipline of environmental horticulture, its importance and impact on the wider environment is explored in the first part, whilst the second part covers practical horticultural management of different categories of environmental horticulture.

  • History
    April 2016

    Astronomy and Astrology in the Islamic World

    by Stephen P. Blake

    It was the astronomers and mathematicians of the Islamic world who provided the theories and concepts that paved the way from the geocentric theories of Claudius Ptolemy in the second century AD to the heliocentric breakthroughs of Nicholas Copernicus and Johannes Kepler in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Algebra, the Arabic numeral system, and trigonometry: all these and more originated in the Muslim East and undergirded an increasingly accurate and sophisticated understanding of the movements of the Sun, Moon, and planets. This nontechnical overview of the Islamic advances in the heavenly sciences allows the general reader to appreciate (for the first time) the absolutely crucial role that Muslim scientists played in the overall development of astronomy and astrology in the Eurasian world. ; This textbook surveys the major advances in the heavenly sciences from Isfahan, Maragha and Samarqand. It looks at the development of astronomy and astrology in the Islamic world from the 9th to the 17th century, and their influence on the beliefs and practices of individuals and institutions in the Islamic world and Europe. ; List of Colour PLates; Preface; Chapter One: From Egypt to Islam; Chapter Two: Muhammad to the Seljuqs; Chapter Three: Observatory at Isfahan; Chapter Four: Astronomy and Astrology in Al-Andalus; Chapter Five: Observatory at Maragha; Chapter Six: Observatory at Samarqand; Chapter Seven: Observatory at Istanbul; Chapter Eight: Observatory at Shahjahanabad; Chapter Nine: Conclusion; Glossary; Select Bibliography; Index.

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