John Townsend

  • Un guide interactif de la nature qui montre la richesse et la diversité du règne animal !
    Ce livre présente des traces grandeur nature laissées par différentes espèces animales, des informations concises sur chaque espèce, des cartes pour indiquer où chaque espèce animale vit dans le monde ou encore des graphiques comparant la taille de chaque espèce à celle des humains.

  • Un guide interactif de la nature qui montre la richesse et la diversité du règne animal !
    Ce livre présente des crottes grandeur nature de différentes espèces animales, des informations concises sur chaque espèce, des cartes pour indiquer où chaque espèce animale vit dans le monde ou encore des graphiques comparant la taille de chaque espèce à celle des humains.

  • Code-loving Max is unexpectedly recruited to spy on his friend's uncle, a suspected terrorist. But nothing is quite as it seems in this new world of espionage, double-crosses, kidnaps and car chases - and in the end, it may be Max's skill with word puzzles that saves the day. A thrilling, non-stop adventure packed with puzzles for the reader to solve.

  • Techniques, outils et astuces destinés aux formateurs, aux enseignants et aux animateurs de groupes.

  • Les scènes de crime peuvent contenir des centaines d'éléments de preuve. Les uns sont nets et aussi évidents qu'une empreinte de pas dans la neige ou le marteau utilisé pour casser une vitre. D'autres peuvent être quasi invisibles à l'oeil nu.
    Ce livre montre comment les spécialistes du CSI opèrent pour chercher et enregistrer des preuves sur les lieux d'un crime. -Ils peuvent photographier le site et faire des moules d'empreintes de pas ou de traces de pneus.
    Des empreintes digitales sont « relevées » et envoyées pour être comparées. Des échantillons minuscules de cheveux, de fibres, de verre et de sang sont tous collectés et enregistrés avec soin. Présentant plusieurs exemples et études de cas, Enquêtes CSI illustre comment ces enquêteurs spécialisés font leur travail, à la fois minutieux et essentiel.

  • Les criminels actuels peuvent n'avoir besoin que d'un ordinateur et d'une connexion Internet. Ils peuvent être des cybervandales causant beaucoup de dommages aux systèmes informatiques des entreprises ou des gouvernements, des cybervoleurs ou même des terroristes.
    Les experts judiciaires modernes doivent réagir en fouillant toutes sortes de données électroniques et d'informations numériques invisibles. Ils peuvent rechercher des pirates qui visent à perturber des réseaux informatiques, ou des criminels qui cherchent à s'enrichir en volant des informations ou l'identité d'autres personnes. Présentant de nombreux exemples et études de cas, Cybercrimes montre comment ces spécialistes font leur travail à la fois important et excitant.

  • Time to take a sideways look at the bizarre and outrageous from throughout history - and it's all TRUE!

    Which new material got the Victorians building mad?
    Who was the bad guy that committed terrible crimes in London?
    Which dangerous job was banned for boys under 10?

    Find out the answers to these questions inside, along with lots of facts, quizzes, and other bonkers stuff as you take a bumpy journey into the darkest crannies of Victorian history with Mad, Bad and Just Plain Dangerous!

  • Time to take a sideways look at the bizarre and outrageous from throughout history - and it's all TRUE!

    Which mad weapons were actually used during combat?
    Who was the bad guy in charge of the Nazi German air force?
    Which dangerous mission helped to capture the Nazis' new tank?

    Find out the answers to these questions inside, along with lots of facts, quizzes, and other bonkers stuff as you take a bumpy journey into the darkest crannies of World War II history with Mad, Bad and Just Plain Dangerous!

  • Following the work of E. O. Wilson, Desmond Morris, and David Buss, What Women Want--What Men Want offers compelling new evidence about the real reasons behind men's and women's differing sexual psychologies and sheds new light on what men and women look for in a mate, the predicament of marriage in the modern world, the relation between sex and emotion, and many other hotly debated questions.
    Drawing upon 2000 questionnaires and 200 intimate interviews that show how our sexual psychologies affect everyday decisions, John Townsend argues against the prevailing ideologically correct belief that differences in sexual behavior are culturally constructed. Townsend shows there are deep-seated desires inherited from our evolutionary past that guide our actions. In a fascinating series of experiments, men and women were asked to indicate preferences for potential mates based on their attractiveness and apparent economic status. Women overwhelmingly preferred expensively dressed men to more attractive but apparently less successful men, and men were clearly inclined to choose more attractive women regardless of their professional status. Townsend's studies also indicate that men are predisposed to value casual sex, whereas women cannot easily separate sexual relations from the need for emotional attachment and economic security. Indeed, wherever men possess sexual alternatives to marriage, and women possess economic alternatives, divorce rates will be high. In the concluding chapter, Townsend draws upon the advice of couples who have maintained their marriages over the years to suggest ways to survive our evolutionary predicament.
    Lucidly and accessibly written, What Women Want--What Men Want shows us why we are the way we are and brings new clarity to one of the most intractable debates of our time.

  • Begon, Townsend, and Harper's Ecology has long been regarded as the definitive textbook on all aspects of ecology. This new edition provides a comprehensive treatment of the subject, from the first principles of ecology to the current state of the field, and aims to improve students' preparedness to address the environmental problems of the new millennium. Thoroughly revised and updated, this fourth edition includes: three new chapters on applied ecology, reflecting a rigorous, scientific approach to the ecological problems now facing mankind discussion of over 800 new studies, updating the text throughout an updated, user-friendly design with margin notes and chapter summaries that serve as study aids dedicated website at www.blackwellpublishing.com/begon The resulting textbook is easy to use, lucid and up-to-date, and is the essential reference for all students whose degree program includes ecology and for practicing ecologists.

  • This Open Access volume aims to methodologically improve our understanding of biodiversity by linking disciplines that incorporate remote sensing, and uniting data and perspectives in the fields of biology, landscape ecology, and geography. The book provides a framework for how biodiversity can be detected and evaluated-focusing particularly on plants-using proximal and remotely sensed hyperspectral data and other tools such as LiDAR. The volume, whose chapters bring together a large cross-section of the biodiversity community engaged in these methods, attempts to establish a common language across disciplines for understanding and implementing remote sensing of biodiversity across scales.

    The first part of the book offers a potential basis for remote detection of biodiversity. An overview of the nature of biodiversity is described, along with ways for determining traits of plant biodiversity through spectral analyses across spatial scales and linking spectral data to the tree of life. The second part details what can be detected spectrally and remotely. Specific instrumentation and technologies are described, as well as the technical challenges of detection and data synthesis, collection and processing. The third part discusses spatial resolution and integration across scales and ends with a vision for developing a global biodiversity monitoring system. Topics include spectral and functional variation across habitats and biomes, biodiversity variables for global scale assessment, and the prospects and pitfalls in remote sensing of biodiversity at the global scale. 

  • The International Handbook of Leadership for Learning brings together chapters by distinguished authors from thirty-one countries in nine different regions of the world. The handbook contains nine sections that provide regional overviews; a consideration of theoretical and contextual aspects; system and policy approaches that promote leadership for learning with a focus on educating school leaders for learning and the role of the leader in supporting learning. It also considers the challenge of educating current leaders for this new perspective, and how leaders themselves can develop leadership for learning in others and in their organisations, especially in diverse contexts and situations. The final chapter considers what we now know about leadership for learning and looks at ways this might be further improved in the future. The book provides the reader with an understanding of the rich contextual nature of learning in schools and the role of school leaders and leadership development in promoting this. It concludes that the preposition `for' between the two readily known and understood terms of `leadership' and `learning' changes everything as it foregrounds learning and complexifies, rather than simplifies, what that word may mean.  Whereas common terms such as `instructional leadership' reduce learning to `outcomes', leadership for learning embraces a much wider, developmental view of learning.

  • La famille que rencontre John à Cambridge est vraiment bizarre. Les parents se disent professeurs d'université à la Jamaïque, mais y sont inconnus. Ils avouent ne jamais être venus à Cambridge et semblent pourtant connaître la ville par coeur. Qui sont donc ces étranges visiteurs ?
    Science-Fiction Senior, dès 11/12 ans

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