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Gun Digest 2013

by Jerry Lee

The World's Greatest Gun Book is Here Again!


Since 1944, Gun Digest has been regarded as the shooter's No. 1 resource worldwide. Our 2013 edition, our 67th Edition, is nothing less, as...

Uncovering the Hidden Harvest: Valuation Methods for Woodland and Forest Resources

by Martin K K Luckert & Bruce M M Campbell

Forests and woodlands provide an enormous range of goods and services to society, from timber and firewood to medicinal plants, watershed protection, destinations for tourists and sacred sites. Only when these...

Crop Wild Relatives: A Manual of in situ Conservation

by Danny Hunter

Crop wild relatives (CWR) are plant species which are more or less closely related to crops. They are a vital resource by providing a pool of genetic variation that can be used in breeding new and better adapted...

Mushrooms in Forests and Woodlands: "Resource Management, Values and Local Livelihoods"

by Anthony Cunningham & Yang Xeufei

Many mushrooms - or the 'fruits of fungi' - are extremely valuable, wild-gathered products which are utilised for both their medicinal properties and as food. In many of the world's tropical and temperate forests,...

The Economics of Managing Crop Diversity On-farm: Case studies from the Genetic Resources Policy Initiative

by Edilegnaw Wale

The purpose of this book is to assess a variety of economic issues as they relate to agro-biodiversity and show how addressing these issues can assist in agro-biodiversity policy-making. This is illustrated...

Sacred Natural Sites: Conserving Nature and Culture

by Bas Verschuuren, Jeffrey McNeely & Gonzalo Oviedo

Sacred Natural Sites are the world's oldest protected places. This book focuses on a wide spread of both iconic and lesser known examples such as sacred groves of the Western Ghats (India), Sagarmatha /Chomolongma...

Skill Acquisition in Sport: Research, Theory and Practice

by Nicola Hodges & A. Mark Mark Williams

Success in sport depends upon the athlete's ability to develop and perfect a specific set of perceptual, cognitive and motor skills. Now in a fully revised and updated new edition, Skill Acquisition in Sport...

Body Composition in Sport, Exercise and Health

by Arthur D D Stewart & Laura Sutton

The analysis of body composition (fat, bone and muscle) is an important process throughout the biomedical sciences. This is the first book to offer a clear and detailed introduction to the key methods and techniques...

Conservation of Plastics

by Yvonne Shashoua

Plastic objects are included more than ever in museums and galleries collections these days, but these items can start to deteriorate when they a just a few years old. In this book Yvonne Shashoua provides the...

Leisure Marketing

by Susan Horner & John Swarbrooke

Divided into nine parts, Leisure Marketing: a global perspective guides the reader through leisure and marketing concepts, the marketing mix, key issues in different sectors, topical issues (such as globalisation,...

Managing Conservation in Museums

by Suzanne Keene

Explaining and critically reviewing management procedures such as performance indicators and strategic planning, this book shows how techniques from mainstream management can be used to facilitate a holistic...

Managing Sports Organizations

by Daniel Covell, Sharianne Walker & Peter Hess

Managing Sport Organizations, second edition, is a newly updated and comprehensive introduction to the themes and elements surrounding sport management. The book teaches management theory and principles in...

Human-Nature Interactions in the Anthropocene: Potentials of Social-Ecological Systems Analysis

by Marion Glaser, Gesche Krause & Beate M.W. M. W. Ratter

This book deals with the potentials of social-ecological systems analysis for resolving sustainability problems. Contributors relate inter- and transdisciplinary perspectives to systemic dynamics, human behavior...

Host Cities and the Olympics: An Interactionist Approach

by Harry H. H. Hiller

Rather than interpreting the Olympics as primarily a sporting event of international or national significance, this book understands the Games as a civic project for the host city that serves as a catalyst for...

Planning Olympic Legacies: Transport Dreams and Urban Realities

by Eva Kassens-Noor

When a city wins the right to hold the Olympics, one of the oft cited advantages to the region is the catalytic effect upon the urban and transport projects of the host cities. However, with unparalleled access...

Game Sense: Pedagogy for Performance, Participation and Enjoyment

by Richard Light

Game Sense is an exciting and innovative approach to coaching and physical education that places the game at the heart of the session. It encourages the player to develop skills in a realistic context, to become...

Only One Earth: The Long Road via Rio to Sustainable Development

by Felix Dodds, Michael Strauss & Maurice F. with F. with Strong

Forty years after the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment in Stockholm, the goal of sustainable development continues via the Rio+20 conference in 2012. This book will enable a broad readership...

The Greatest Lake: Stories from Lake Superior's North Shore

by Conor Mihell

By exploring the connection between people and place on the rugged coastline of Lake Superior, the world's largest freshwater lake, Conor Mihell weaves first-hand experiences as an outdoor adventurer with compelling...

Whose Culture?: The Promise of Museums and the Debate over Antiquities

by James Cuno

The international controversy over who "owns" antiquities has pitted museums against archaeologists and source countries where ancient artifacts are found. In his book Who Owns Antiquity?, James Cuno argued...

Nature's Compass: The Mystery of Animal Navigation

by James L. Gould & Carol Grant Gould

We know that animals cross miles of water, land, and sky with pinpoint precision on a daily basis. But it is only in recent years that scientists have learned how these astounding feats of navigation are actually...