Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is an emerging and increasingly popular group of treatments, therapies and philosophies of health and wellbeing. It is a fascinating and fast-changing area of social life, which also poses an interesting challenge to current healthcare delivery and policy making.
This reader presents a lively and engaging collection of classic, controversial and new readings on CAM and covers issues including:
The text provides insight into many of the current and complex issues surrounding CAM, and will appeal to everyone who is concerned with, or who has an interest in, complementary and alternative healthcare. The book will be essential reading for students of CAM, health studies, nursing, medicine and allied health subjects, as well as medical sociology and modern health policy.
A growing number of students who are non-native speakers of English are enrolled in Masters and Ph.D. programs at universities across the world where English is the language of communication. These students often encounter difficulties when writing a thesis or dissertation in English- primarily understanding the requirements and expectations of the new academic context and the conventions of academic writing. Focused on the writing process,A Guide to Supervising Non-native English Writers of Theses and Dissertations presents accounts of writing difficulties and issues from both supervisors' and students' perspectives, identifies key issues, offers a synthesis and critical appraisal of a range of published approaches to addressing them, and provides hands-on, tested, practical solutions. Designed for easy use by writing supervisors, this concise guide relates practical approaches tospecific writing issues (relationship between reading for and preparing to write up part-genres; creating arguments; making and evaluating claims, judgements and conclusions; coherence and cohesion; generic and discipline-specific writing conventions). Numerous textual samples from students illustrate actual writing difficulties and how supervisors worked towards solutions
Australia enjoys a vast array of unique and fascinating plants that are not only vital to our ecosystem but provide a spectacular environment. This WILD AUSTRALIA GUIDE features up-to-date information on the state of our native plants and the importance of their future for all creatures. From ancient cycads to our national icon, the gum tree, to wildflower-carpeted deserts following rain - Australia's plant life really is stunning. This practical field guide opens the doors to this magnificent world, enabling the reader to identify plants by referring to the superb images and text that offers a wealth of information on habitat, ecology, propagation and our native flora's interdependence with our fauna. A valuable reference for your own garden at home, you will want to keep this handy whenever you're out and about in our wonderful outdoors as well. Steve Parish WILD AUSTRALIA GUIDES have a slimline and contemporary format with a flexible cover, making them attractive as well as convenient. The cover's gloss varnish protects the book when outdoors too, so it's perfect for stowing in the car's glove compartment or in your backpack!
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