Culture and Health

A Critical Perspective Towards Global Health

Author: Malcolm MacLachlan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470035684

Category: Psychology

Page: 328

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Most Western health professionals practice in multicultural societies. The influence of culture on illness, health and rehabilitation is therefore very important. Despite this, most lower level health psychology texts skim over these differences and assume our traditional biomedical approach will be appropriate for all. In this completely revised and updated edition of a groundbreaking book, Malcolm MacLachlan redresses the balance by showing how social and cultural aspects interact with the purely physical: from assessment and treatment all the way through to effects on rehabilitation.
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The Seamanship Examiner

For STCW Certification Examinations

Author: David House,Farhan Saeed

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317199995

Category: Transportation

Page: 320

View: 3641

The complete study and revision guide for the International Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW). For all ranks and serving crew in the mercantile marine, this study pack covers everything students need to revise when preparing for the oral assessment taken as part of the Deck Certificate of Competency at either junior or senior levels. Since publication of the first edition, there have been many new innovations throughout the industry. This guide is fully updated to reflect these changes and includes practice questions on International Safety Management (ISM), Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems (ECDIS) and the International Code for the Security of Ships and Port Facilities (ISPS), as well as hundreds of additional tutorial questions throughout the book and the accompanying interactive CD. This edition of The Seamanship Examiner has been fully updated with the latest amendments to the COLREGs and is a trusted study aid for all international STCW Deck Officer candidates including Officer of the Watch, Chief Mate and Master positions, plus those working coastal and inland waters in the fishing industry such as Deck Officers.
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Exam Essentials: Cambridge Advanced Practice Tests 1 W/Key + DVD-ROM

Author: Charles Osbourne,Carol Nuttall,Eunice Yeates,Tom Bradbury

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: 9781285744971

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 8311

Exam Essentials is our major British English exam preparation series combining exam preparation, practice, and tips for the revised Cambridge English exams. This effective combination of testing and teaching has proved a popular formula with teachers and students. The first two practice tests in each book are 'walk-through' tests. Students are carefully guided through the tests and shown how they work and what they have to do to succeed in each part of the exam. Additional step-by-step support for the Writing paper is offered in all the tests. All of the tests are written by experts in the field, which means that students preparing for the exams experience material that is appropriate for and at a level at least as high as the actual exams. Candidates internationally find the Speaking test very challenging. To help them deal with this, each Practice Test book comes with a DVD-ROM which includes a bespoke video showing a complete Speaking test interview as well as an examiner talking about this part of the exam and giving students expert guidance on how to approach it. The DVD-ROM also features worksheets to use with the interview and all the Listening test files.
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How to Become a Human Calculator

Author: Aditi Singhal

Publisher: S. Chand Publishing

ISBN: 8121939216

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: N.A

View: 8167

Useful for School students, teachers, and professionals and a must for those appearing for competitive exams like UPSC, MBA, MCA, GMAT, GRE, CSAT, etc. “After reading this book, solving 5378942639 ÷ 8120594263, finding the square of 99975, the cube root of 704969 or calculating any day from 500 years would be child’s play
Posted in Technology & Engineering

Compendium of Maritime Labour Instruments

Author: International Labour Office

Publisher: International Labour Organisation

ISBN: 9789221206125

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 307

View: 4214

From the founding of the International Labour Organization (ILO) in 1919, it was decided that questions relating to seafarers should normally be considered by special maritime sessions of the International Labour Conference devoted exclusively to them, the first of which was held in 1920. The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006, an important new international Labour Convention, was adopted by the International Labour Conference at its 94th (Maritime) Session. Sometimes called a "bill of rights" for seafarers, the Maritime Labour Convention 2006 sets out seafarers rights to decent conditions of work and helps to establish conditions for fair competition for shipowners. It was designed as a global legal instrument that will become the 'fourth pillar' of the international regulatory regime for quality shipping, complementing the key Conventions of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The Maritime Labour Convention, 2006 contains a comprehensive set of global standards, consolidating almost all the existing maritime labour Conventions and Recommendations that have been adopted since 1920 in a single new Convention with a new format and requirements that reflect modern conditions in the industry.
Posted in Business & Economics

Forensic Evidence in Court

Evaluation and Scientific Opinion

Author: Craig D. Adam

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119054419

Category: Law

Page: 336

View: 8712

The interpretation and evaluation of scientific evidence and its presentation in a court of law is central both to the role of the forensic scientist as an expert witness and to the interests of justice. This book aims to provide a thorough and detailed discussion of the principles and practice of evidence interpretation and evaluation by using real cases by way of illustration. The presentation is appropriate for students of forensic science or related disciplines at advanced undergraduate and master's level or for practitioners engaged in continuing professional development activity. The book is structured in three sections. The first sets the scene by describing and debating the issues around the admissibility and reliability of scientific evidence presented to the court. In the second section, the principles underpinning interpretation and evaluation are explained, including discussion of those formal statistical methods founded on Bayesian inference. The following chapters present perspectives on the evaluation and presentation of evidence in the context of a single type or class of scientific evidence, from DNA to the analysis of documents. For each, the science underpinning the analysis and interpretation of the forensic materials is explained, followed by the presentation of cases which illustrate the variety of approaches that have been taken in providing expert scientific opinion.
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Under Sail

The History of the American Square-Riggers

Author: Felix Riesenberg

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3954275120

Category: Transportation

Page: 432

View: 7467

This book from 1918 reveals the great history of American sail ships from the beginning until the end of their use. Still a very instructive book, written by a true enthusiast.
Posted in Transportation

Serapis - Complete

Author: Georg Ebers

Publisher: Tredition Classics

ISBN: 9783842458406

Category:

Page: 296

View: 407

This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.
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The Ghost Daughter

Author: Maureen O'Leary

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781603812870

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

View: 2934

Angel barely survives the Loma Prieta earthquake of October, 1989, only to be told that she was stolen from her real mother when she was a small child. While Angel s adopted mother Judith languishes in prison, Angel struggles to come to terms with her new reality, her birth mother flees her dark past, and a police detective tries to distinguish the truth from the lies."
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