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  1. IBM SPSS for Introductory Statistics: Use and Interpretation, Fifth Edition

    Designed to help students analyze and interpret research data using IBM SPSS, this user-friendly book, written in easy-to-understand language, shows readers how to choose the appropriate statistic based on the design, and to interpret outputs appropriately. The authors prepare readers for all of the steps in the research process: design, entering and checking data, testing assumptions, assessing reliability and validity, computing descriptive and inferential parametric and nonparametric statistics, and writing about outputs. Dialog windows and SPSS syntax, along with the output, are provided. Three realistic data sets, available on the Internet, are used to solve the chapter problems.

  2. Bioenergy for Sustainable Development and International Competitiveness

    by Francis X. Johnson, Vikram Seebaluck

    Growing concerns about the impacts of climate change and dependence on fossil fuels have intensified interest in bioenergy from sugar cane and other crops, highlighting important links between energy, environment and development goals. With fourty-four authors representing thirty organisations in sixteen countries, the book offers a truly international and interdisciplinary perspective by combining technical and economic principles with social, political and environmental assessment and policy analysis.

  3. The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity: Ecological and Economic Foundations by Pushpam Kumar

    Human well-being relies critically on ecosystem services provided by nature. Examples include water and air quality regulation, nutrient cycling and decomposition, plant pollination and flood control, all of which are dependent on biodiversity. They are predominantly public goods with limited or no markets and do not command any price in the conventional economic system, so their loss is oftentimes not detected and continues unaddressed and unabated. This in turn not only impacts human well-being, but also seriously undermines the sustainability of the economic system. This volume, along with the subsequent TEEB titles, provides the authoritative knowledge and guidance to drive forward the biodiversity conservation agenda for the next decade.

  4. Urban Sociology Reader

    Now available: new edition of the Urban Sociology Reader

    The keenly anticipated new edition of the Urban Sociology Reader is now available. With seminal selections from the nineteenth to the twenty-first century, this new edition includes forty-three significant writings from eminent names such as Simmel, Wirth, Park, Burgess, DuBois, Zukin, Sassen, and Harvey.

  5. Adaptive Thermal Comfort: Principles and Practice By Fergus Nicol, Michael Humphreys and Susan Roaf

    This timely book is the first in a trilogy from leaders in the field which will provide just that. It explains, in a clear and comprehensible manner, how we stay comfortable by using our bodies, minds, buildings and their systems to adapt to indoor and outdoor conditions which change with the weather and the climate. The book is in two sections. The first introduces the principles on which the theory of adaptive thermal comfort is based. The second explains how to use field studies to measure thermal comfort in practice and to analyze the data gathered.

  6. Visual Sociology

    New Textbooks from Routledge Sociology

    Visual Sociology is one of our most exciting new textbooks, but we've got a lot more!  Take a look at some of our key Sociology textbooks, covering topics like celebrity society, the appropriateness of punishment, mobility in modern life, and an introduction to the burgeoning field of Chinese Sociology.

  7. Contested Agronomy by James Sumberg and John Thompson

    The dramatic increases in food prices experienced over the last four years, and their effects of hunger and food insecurity, as well as human-induced climate change and its implications for agriculture, food production and food security, are key topics within the field of agronomy and agricultural research. This book explores, through a series of case studies, the basis for a much needed ‘political agronomy’ analysis that highlights the impacts of problem framing and narratives, historical disjunctures, epistemic communities and the increasing pressure to demonstrate ‘success’ on both agricultural research and the farmers, processors and consumers it is meant to serve.

  8. Dorothy Moore

    An insight into ‘WomenPreneurs: 21st Century Success Strategies’

    A great overview of one of our newly published entrepreneurship titles WomenPreneurs: 21st Century Success Strategies

    Click here for more information on the book or to order your copy today!

  9. Latin American Studies Titles

    View our recently published and upcoming books in the 2012 Latin American Studies Catalog!

  10. Jurisprudence

    Watch a YouTube Review of Jurisprudence

    The new edition of Jurisprudence by Scott Veitch, Emilios Christodoulidis and Lindsay Farmer has received an excellent review on YouTube which you can watch here.

    If you are teaching a Jurisprudence module and think that this might be a suitable core text you can order a complimentary exam copy now.

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