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Le Canarie. E subito viene in mente la spiaggia, il sole e l'oceano. L'entroterra è però molto interessante e ricco di suggestioni. Come immersi in una canzone del Battiato di Patriots o in uno dei western più colorati di Leone, i paesi appaiono uno dopo l'altro, in un tripudio silenzioso di palme, terre brune, case bianche e mulini. A Fuerteventura vi sono le spiagge chilometriche dai riflessi crema, quelle ardite, nere, inaccessibili. Città esplose intorno a vecchi villaggi di pescatori, oggi piacevoli località di vacanza e relax. E poi ci sono le spiagge nascoste, che per arrivarci devi fare qualche chilometro di difficile sterrato, per trovare piccoli tesori naturalistici.
Des sources du savoir aux médicaments du futur
L'origine des pharmacopées traditionnelles L'élaboration des pharmacopées Les médicaments du XXIe siècle Comment les connaissances des savoirs thérapeutiques se sont-elles transmises au travers des différentes cultures ? Cet ouvrage innovant, qui réunit les travaux présentés au 4e Congrès européen d'ethnopharmacologie, fait remonter à la préhistoire les sources des connaissances thérapeutiques. Si les pharmacopées écrites jalonnent l'histoire des grandes médecines savantes, d'autres modes d'accès à la connaissance semblent exister dans l'univers chamanique des sociétés de tradition orale ainsi que dans la façon dont les animaux malades se soignent par les plantes. L'évaluation des propriétés pharmaco-toxicologiques et chimiques des plantes d'usage traditionnel devrait par ailleurs favoriser le développement futur des médicaments à base de plantes, l'un des thèmes porteurs abordés dans cet ouvrage. Mais l'objectif de ce livre est aussi de susciter, partout dans le monde, de nouvelles thématiques de recherche dans le domaine de la préhistoire du médicament et de la compréhension de l'acquisition et de la transmission du savoir. Le développement du phytomédicament non toxique destiné à l'homme et à l'animal figure également parmi les enjeux majeurs de demain. The origin of traditional pharmacopoeias The development of pharmacopoeias The medicines of the XXIth century How have the traditional Therapeutical knowledges been transmited to the différent cultures? This innovating book containing the proceedings of the 4th European Congress of Ethnopharmacology return to prehistory the sources of fherapeutical knowledge and asks how the animals cure themselves with plants. If the printing pharmacopoeias ponctuate the history of learning medicines other way of accessibility to the knowledge seems exist in the world of shaman in society with oral tradition. Ethnopharmacological evaluation of traditional médicinal plant should favour the development of phytomedicine. The purpose of this publication is also to provide dues to scientists in the whole world and help them identify new avenues for research in the field of the prehistory of drugs, for a better understanding of the way knowledge is acquired and then transmitted, and for the development of non-toxic herbal medicines for administration to human and animal beings.
Out of the Darkness
Amphibian Press brings you the worlds of four authors in this collection of dark fantasy tales.
"How to Curse a Kingdom" - Cameron J. Quinn
Pantheon outcast and god of war, Armon fears more rejection when he's called home to marry the goddess of creation and balance. But Demtrie accepts him--even without the disguise necessary for his former lover. No sooner does he find happiness than he's plagued by the phantom cries of a baby. And the truth may curse the kingdom where he once found solace.
"How to Curse A Kingdom" takes place within the Starsboro sector of the Starsedge Universe and follows Trent and Zurik's ancestors.
"The Tempest" - V. S. Holmes
Before Nubon can lead her kingdom she must survive the trial to prove she's worthy--navigate the sea with nothing but her name and the clothes on her back. And between Nubon and the title of warlord lie leviathans, frigid water, and seven other potential heirs willing to kill for the crown.
"The Tempest" takes place in the world of Reforged, 200 years before the events of Smoke and Rain.
"Men of Distant Souls" - R. T. Donlon
Exhausted and drunk, Levi stumbles out of a bar and into another world--one locked in a generations-old battle. Faced with unimaginable power and the balance of good and evil, Levi must decide if he'll run or take up the mantle for which his soul was made.
"Red and White" - Ariele Seiling
Red and White's world is a cruel magical post-apocalypse where they only people they can trust are each other. When a mysterious dog begins to tail them, the sisters must decide whether trusting him will save their lives--or end them.
"Red and White" is one of several of Sieling's fairytale retellings.
Health, Healing, and Beyond
The much-sought-after, greatly beloved exploration of the work of Krishnamacharya, teacher of many of twentieth-century yoga's greatest and most influential exponents, Health, Healing, and Beyond is filled with deep wisdom—an indispensable guide to the philosophy, principles, and limitless possibilities of yoga. First published in 1998, it is now available again to yogis, students, and teacher trainees everywhere.
Introduction to Meta-Analysis
This book provides a clear and thorough introduction to meta-analysis, the process of synthesizing data from a series of separate studies. Meta-analysis has become a critically important tool in fields as diverse as medicine, pharmacology, epidemiology, education, psychology, business, and ecology. Introduction to Meta-Analysis: Outlines the role of meta-analysis in the research process Shows how to compute effects sizes and treatment effects Explains the fixed-effect and random-effects models for synthesizing data Demonstrates how to assess and interpret variation in effect size across studies Clarifies concepts using text and figures, followed by formulas and examples Explains how to avoid common mistakes in meta-analysis Discusses controversies in meta-analysis Features a web site with additional material and exercises
A superb combination of lucid prose and informative graphics, written by four of the world’s leading experts on all aspects of meta-analysis. Borenstein, Hedges, Higgins, and Rothstein provide a refreshing departure from cookbook approaches with their clear explanations of the what and why of meta-analysis. The book is ideal as a course textbook or for self-study. My students, who used pre-publication versions of some of the chapters, raved about the clarity of the explanations and examples. David Rindskopf, Distinguished Professor of Educational Psychology, City University of New York, Graduate School and University Center, & Editor of the Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics.
The approach taken by Introduction to Meta-analysis is intended to be primarily conceptual, and it is amazingly successful at achieving that goal. The reader can comfortably skip the formulas and still understand their application and underlying motivation. For the more statistically sophisticated reader, the relevant formulas and worked examples provide a superb practical guide to performing a meta-analysis. The book provides an eclectic mix of examples from education, social science, biomedical studies, and even ecology. For anyone considering leading a course in meta-analysis, or pursuing self-directed study, Introduction to Meta-analysis would be a clear first choice. Jesse A. Berlin, ScD
Introduction to Meta-Analysis is an excellent resource for novices and experts alike. The book provides a clear and comprehensive presentation of all basic and most advanced approaches to meta-analysis. This book will be referenced for decades. Michael A. McDaniel, Professor of Human Resources and Organizational Behavior, Virginia Commonwealth University
Racial Justice from the H.E.A.R.T.: 5 Simple Steps to Uncovering your Blindspots and Having a Voice that Is Effective
Have you ever had a failed conversation about racism? Are you afraid to say the wrong thing? Are you confused about what to do to make things better?
This book shows you how to have a voice about racism, how to uncover your own blindspots and offers tips on how to build an inclusive and diverse community. Kemp directs readers on how to shift their listening, get out of fight or flight, take care of themselves and speak from their spiritual center.
Using the tools of mindfulness and self-compassion, Dr. Kemp introduces readers to a methodology that promotes connection, accountability and compassion. This book is based on years of practical research and Kemp's experiences leading H.E.A.R.T. workshops globally. Perfect for those just getting started and committed change makers.