Third Culture Kids 3rd Edition

Growing up among worlds

By:  Ruth e. Van Reken, Michael V. Pollock, David C. Pollock

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Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-4736-5766-3

$22.95

480 Pages

Social Science/Family & Relationships

 

The absolute authority on Third Culture Kids for nearly two decades! 

In this 3rd edition of the ground-breaking global classic, Ruth E. Van Reken and Michael V. Pollock, son of the late original co-author, David C. Pollock, have significantly updated what is widely recognized as "The TCK Bible." Emphasis is on the modern TCK and addressing the impact of technology, cultural complexity, diversity and inclusion and transitions. Includes new advice for parents and others for how to support TCKs as they navigate work, relationships, social settings and their own personal development. 

New to this edition:

  • A second PolVan Cultural Identity diagram to support understanding of cultural identity 

  • New models for identity formation 

  • Updated explanation of unresolved grief 

  • New material on "highly mobile communities" addressing the needs of people who stay put while a community around them moves rapidly 

  • Revamped Section III so readers can more easily find what is relevant to them as Adult TCKs, parents, counselors, employers, spouses, administrators, etc. 

  • New "stages and needs" tool that will help families and organizations identify and meet needs 

  • Greater emphasis on tools for educators as they grapple with demographic shifts in the classroom 

Understanding the world’s culture

20th anniversary edition of the classic, figuring foreigners out

By:  Craig Storti

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ISBN: 978-1-4736-7033-4

$29.95

208 Pages

Social Science/Business & Economics

 

This is the 20th Anniversary edition of the classic, Figuring Foreigners Out.

Craig Storti is a renowned expert in intercultural communications whose approaches are highly practical and based on his decades of experience as an intercultural trainer throughout the world.

This hands-on resource can be used as a self-paced guide or in a facilitated (work or academic course) environment. The book enables readers to encounter and confront culture head on, to interact with and respond to it. In the process, culture will become something real and alive, something to deal with, not merely think about.

NEW TO THIS EDITION:

1. New introduction by the author highlighting changes in approaches since 1998!

2. A diagnostic quiz at beginning and end touching on all major elements discussed in the book. Before working through the exercises, readers get a score. They take the quiz again at the end of the book to see how much they've learned and where improvement is needed.

3. A new exercise to begin chapter 1 and a revised introduction

4. Revision of Exercise 5.1, The Cross-Cultural Perspective: Description or Interpretation

5. Addition of a new exercise in Chapter 5 based on Bennet's Developmental Model of Intercultural Sensitivity and new chapter introduction

6. Revised continuums (with regional/country locations) to reflect research done since 1st edition.

7. Updates throughout to ensure content is up-to-date and reflects current standards

The Culture Solution

How to achieve cultural synergy and get results in the global workplace

By:  Dierdre Mendez

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Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-85788-658-0

$29.95

368 Pages

Business & Economics/Communication

 

The Culture Solution offers a practical system that applies straightforward principles to real-life situations in international business, travel, project and team management, conflict resolution, mediation and more.

In today's global business reality, the ability to work across cultures is key to teamwork and productivity.

The Culture Solution is the book to provide businesspeople a step-by-step system to manage and recognize for themselves the cultural factors that affect international relationships and global partnerships.

Using the new method of Cultural Analysis created by Deirdre Mendez, international managers can solve problems and create cultural synergies that produce the most productive international teams, projects and alliances.

Human origins

7 million years and counting

By:  New scientist

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Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-4736-7041-9

$18.95

224 Pages

Science/Life Sciences/Human Physiology

 

Where did we come from? Where are we going?

Homo sapiens is the most successful, the most widespread and the most influential species ever to walk the Earth. In the blink of an evolutionary eye we have spread around the globe, taken control of Earth's biological and mineral resources, transformed the environment, discovered the secrets of the universe and travelled into space.

Yet just 7 million years ago, we were just another species of great ape making a quiet living in the forests of East Africa. We do not know exactly what this ancestor was like, but it was no more likely than a chimpanzee or gorilla to sail across the ocean, write a symphony, invent a steam engine or ponder the meaning of existence. How did we get from there to here?

The Story of Human Origins recounts the most astonishing evolutionary tale ever told.

Discover how our ancestors made the first tentative steps towards becoming human, how we lost our fur but gained language, fire and tools, how we strode out of Africa, invented farming and cities and ultimately created modern civilization - perhaps the only one of its kind in the Universe.

Meet your long-lost ancestors, the other humans who once shared the planet with us, and learn where the story might end.

How Numbers Work

Discover the strange and beautiful world of mathematics

By:  New scientist

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Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-4736-7035-8

$18.95

224 Pages

Mathematics/Number Theory

 

Discover the incredible connection between numbers and reality itself!

Think of a number between one and ten...

No, hang on, let's make this interesting. Between zero and infinity. Even if you stick to the whole numbers, there are a lot to choose from - an infinite number in fact. Throw in decimal fractions and infinity suddenly gets an awful lot bigger (is that even possible?). And then there are the negative numbers, the imaginary numbers, the irrational numbers like pi which never end. It literally never ends.

The world of numbers is indeed strange and beautiful. Among its inhabitants are some really notable characters - pi, e, the square root of minus two and the famous golden ratio to name just a few. Prime numbers occupy a special status. Zero is very odd indeed. And even some apparently common-or-garden integers such as 37 have special properties.

How Numbers Work takes a tour of this mind-blowing but beautiful world of numbers and the mathematical rules that connect them. Find out mathematicians' favourite numbers, and the ones they are afraid of (spoiler: it isn't 13). Take a crash course in the biggest unsolved problems that keep mathematicians up at night. And learn some amazing mathematical tricks that will keep you amused for hours.

This is Planet earth

your ultimate guide to the world we call home

By:  New scientist

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ISBN: 978-1-4736-7038-9

$18.95

224 Pages

Science/Earth Sciences

 

The Earth as you've never seen it before.

The ancient Greeks called it Gaia; the Romans Terra. We know it simply as Earth, the planet we call home. And what a planet it is.

Formed around 4.6 billion years ago from the debris of the big bang and long-dead stars, at first it was nothing special, but somehow it evolved to become the most amazing place in the known Universe. The only living planet we know of, it also has a very unusual moon, a remarkably dynamic surface, a complex atmosphere and a deeply mysterious interior.

This is Planet Earth is dedicated to the wonders of planet Earth. Its past is long and dramatic and its future shrouded in mystery. Yet despite centuries of research, only now are we starting to understand Earth's complexity.

A journey through the universe

a traveler’s guide from the center

By:  New scientist

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Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-4736-7044-0

$18.95

240 Pages

Science/Space Science

 

There's a whole universe out there ... and this book is your journey into space.

Imagine you had a spacecraft capable of traveling through interstellar space. You climb in, blast into orbit, fly out of the solar system and keep going. Where do you end up, and what do you see along the way?

The answer is: mostly nothing. Space is astonishingly, mind-blowingly empty. As you travel through the void between galaxies your spaceship encounters nothing more exciting than the odd hydrogen molecule. But when it does come across something more exotic: wow!

First and most obviously, stars and planets. Some are familiar from our own backyard: yellow suns, rocky planets like Mars, gas and ice giants like Jupiter and Neptune. But there are many more: giant stars, red and white dwarfs, super-earths and hot Jupiters.

Elsewhere are swirling clouds of dust giving birth to stars, and infinitely dense regions of space-time called black holes. These clump together in the star clusters we call galaxies, and the clusters of galaxies we call... galaxy clusters.

And that is just the start. As we travel further we encounter ever more weird, wonderful and dangerous entities: supernovas, supermassive black holes, quasars, pulsars, neutron stars, black dwarfs, quark stars, gamma ray bursts and cosmic strings.

A Journey Through The Universe is a grand tour of the most amazing celestial objects and how they fit together to build the cosmos.

As for the end of the journey - nobody knows. But getting there will be fun.

The Brain

A user’s guide

By:  New scientist

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Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-4736-8506-2

$35.00

320 Pages

Life Sciences/Neuroscience

 

Join New Scientist on a mind-expanding rollercoaster ride through intelligence, creativity, your unconscious and beyond.

Congratulations! You're the proud owner of the most complex information processing device in the known universe. The human brain comes equipped with all sorts of useful design features, but also many bugs and weaknesses. Problem is you don't get an owner's manual. You have to just plug and play.

As a result, most of us never properly understand how our brains work and what they're truly capable of. We fail get the best out of them, ignore some of their most useful features and struggle to overcome their design faults.

Until now, that is.

Featuring witty essays, enlightening infographics and fascinating "try this at home" experiments,New Scientist take you on a journey through intelligence, memory, creativity, the unconscious and beyond. From the strange ways to distort what we think of as "reality" to the brain hacks that can improve memory, The Brain: A User's Guide will help you understand your brain and show you how to use it to its full potential.

This book will blow your mind

By:  New scientist

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Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-4736-8503-1

$12.99

336 Pages

Life Sciences/Natural History

 

You don't need a spaceship to travel to the extremes of science. You just need this book.

What's the nature of reality? Does the universe ever end? What is time and does it even exist? These are the biggest imagination-stretching, brain-staggering questions in the universe - and here are their fascinating answers.

From quantum weirdness to freaky cosmology (like white holes - which spew out matter instead of sucking it in), This Book Will Blow Your Mind takes you on an epic journey to the furthest extremes of science, to the things you never thought possible.

This book will explain:

Why is part of the universe missing (and how scientists finally found it)
How time might also flow backwards
How human head transplants might be possible (in the very near future)
Whether the universe is a hologram
And why we are all zombies

Filled with counterintuitive stories and factoids you can't wait to share, as well as lots of did-you-knows and plenty of how-did-we-ever-not-knows, this new book from the bestselling New Scientist series will blow your mind - and then put it back together again.