Nutrition

A Very Short Introduction
Author: David A. Bender
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199681929
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 107
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Nutrition is a topic of wide interest and importance. In spite of growing understanding of the underlying biochemistry, and health campaigns such as "five-a-day", increasing obesity and reported food allergies and eating disorders, as well as the widely advertised "supposed" benefits of food supplements mean that a clear explanation of the basic principles of a healthy diet are vital. In this Very Short Introduction, David Bender explains the basic elements of food, the balance between energy intake and exercise, the problems of over- and under-nutrition, and raises the question of safety of nutritional supplements. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Nutrition: A Very Short Introduction


Author: David Bender
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191504165
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 144
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Nutrition is a topic of wide interest and importance. In spite of growing understanding of the underlying biochemistry, and health campaigns such as 'five-a-day', increasing obesity and reported food allergies and eating disorders, as well as the widely advertised 'supposed' benefits of food supplements mean that a clear explanation of the basic principles of a healthy diet are vital. In this Very Short Introduction, David Bender explains the basic elements of food, the balance between energy intake and exercise, the problems of over- and under-nutrition, and raises the question of safety of nutritional supplements. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Food: A Very Short Introduction


Author: John Krebs
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199661081
Category: Nature
Page: 130
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A brief examination of the history and science of food chronicles four great transitions including those of cooking, agriculture, processing and preservation to consider the sources of culinary preferences, the disparity between malnutrition and overconsumption and the issues associated with obesity, sustainable agriculture and genetic modification. Original.

Ernährung für Dummies


Author: Carol Ann Rinzler
Publisher: Wiley-VCH
ISBN: 9783527700196
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 320
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Ist Cholesterin immer "schlecht"? Hilft Brokkoli gegen Krebs? Wie gehe ich mit Lebensmittelallergien um? Welche Diät ist gesund? Wenn Sie solche Fragen quälen, sollten Sie in dieses Buch schauen. Carol Ann Rinzler gibt Ihnen einen fundierten Überblick über alles, was Sie zum Thema Ernährung wissen sollten, und natürlich auch viele Tipps für's Kochen. Kommen Sie also mit auf einen kleinen Verdauungsspaziergang und sehen Sie, wie die Nährstoffe in Ihrem Körper arbeiten! Sie erfahren: * Worauf Sie bei Ihrer Ernährung achten sollten * Was Sie mit Ihrer Nahrung alles aufnehmen * Wofür all die Kohlenhydrate, Proteine, Mineralien und was es sonst noch so gibt gut sind * Welche Nahrung denn wirklich "gesund" ist * Was passiert, wenn Sie Lebensmittel kochen, einfrieren etc. * Warum Nahrung auch Medizin ist

Public Health

A Very Short Introduction
Author: Virginia Berridge
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019968846X
Category: MEDICAL
Page: 138
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This Very Short Introduction outlines the nature of public health in our world today and places public health in its historical context from the earliest times, analysing in particular the changes in public health regulation through the nineteenth century and the twentieth and twenty first centuries.

Plants: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Timothy Walker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199584060
Category: Science
Page: 129
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Plants are a fundamental part of the biosphere and their evolution has directly affected animal life, and the Earth's climate. This Very Short Introduction provides a concise account of the nature of plants, their variety, their evolution, and their importance and uses, stressing the importance of conservation for the future.

Quantentheorie

eine Einführung
Author: John C. Polkinghorne
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150188613
Category:
Page: 176
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Complexity

A Very Short Introduction
Author: John H. Holland
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199662541
Category: History
Page: 95
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In this Very Short Introduction, John Holland presents an introduction to the science of complexity. Using examples from biology and economics, he shows how complexity science models the behaviour of complex systems.

Mathematik


Author: Timothy Gowers
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150187067
Category:
Page: 207
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Freud


Author: Anthony Storr
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783926642349
Category:
Page: 160
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Agriculture: A Very Short Introduction


Author: Paul Brassley,Richard Soffe
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191038830
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 144
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Agriculture, one of the oldest human occupations, is practised all over the world, using techniques ranging from the profoundly traditional to the most scientifically advanced. Without it we would starve. Yet how many of us understand what is happening in the fields that we see as we drive through the countryside? How often do we think about the origins of the food in our trolley? In this Very Short Introduction Paul Brassley and Richard Soffe explain what farmers do and why they do it. Beginning with the most basic resource, the soil, they show why it is important, and how farmers can increase its productivity, before turning to the plants and animals that grow on it, and tracing the connections between their biology and the various ways in which farmers work with them. The authors conclude by looking at some of the controversial issues facing contemporary agriculture: its sustainability; its impact on wildlife and landscape; issues of animal welfare; and the affect of climate change and the development of genetically modified organisms on farmers. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Nudge

Wie man kluge Entscheidungen anstößt
Author: Richard H. Thaler,Cass R. Sunstein
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3430920035
Category: Science
Page: 400
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Nudge – so heißt die Formel, mit der man andere dazu bewegt, die richtigen Entscheidungen zu treffen. Denn Menschen verhalten sich von Natur aus nicht rational. Nur mit einer Portion List können sie dazu gebracht werden, vernünftig zu handeln. Aber wie schafft man das, ohne sie zu bevormunden? Wie erreicht man zum Beispiel, dass sie sich um ihre Altervorsorge kümmern, umweltbewusst leben oder sich gesund ernähren? Darauf gibt Nudge die Antwort. Das Konzept hat bereits viele Entscheidungsträger überzeugt, darunter US-Präsident Barack Obama. Anschaulich und unterhaltsam präsentieren der Wirtschaftsnobelpreisträger Richard Thaler und Cass Sunstein einen neuen Ansatz der Verhaltensökonomie, der schon heute das Denken und Handeln in Politik und Wirtschaft prägt.

Kolumbus' Erbe

Wie Menschen, Tiere, Pflanzen die Ozeane überquerten und die Welt von heute schufen
Author: Charles C. Mann
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 364403771X
Category: History
Page: 816
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«Das beste Sachbuch des Jahres.» TIME Die Entdeckung Amerikas war für das Leben auf unserem Planeten das folgenreichste Ereignis seit dem Aussterben der Dinosaurier. Denn: Millionen Jahre waren die Hemisphären weitgehend voneinander isoliert gewesen. Mit Kolumbus traten sie in einen Austausch. Menschen und Pflanzen, Tiere und Krankheiten gelangten per Schiff in neue Lebensräume und schufen eine Welt, in der nichts blieb, wie es einmal gewesen war. Das hatte auch gravierende politische Konsequenzen: Der «kolumbische Austausch» trug mehr als alles andere dazu bei, dass Europa zur Weltmacht aufstieg und China verdrängte. Charles C. Mann zeichnet ein spannendes Panorama dieser Vorgänge, das Kontinente und Jahrhunderte umfasst. Ein großartiges Lesevergnügen für alle Wissensdurstigen! «Herausragend.» The New York Times «Ein faszinierendes und vielschichtiges Buch, das auf vorbildliche Weise sprechende Fakten mit gutem Geschichtenerzählen vereint.» The Washington Post

Emotion

Eine sehr kurze Einführung
Author: Dylan Evans
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783456852959
Category:
Page: 176
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