Book Reviews

An In Depth Look at Hungary

"This book continues the traditions of this series and approaches some socio-economic and historical aspects Hungary’s development. The book consists of four chapters, which were written altogether by twelve contributors." READ MORE... - Dániel Szilágyi, Regional Analyst, Hungarian Central Statistical Office, Budapest, Hungary

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Blockchain Technology and Applications

This scientific monograph is composed of nine chapters, with over nine contributors, which together form a comprehensive insight into the issues that are perfectly reflected in the title, Blockchain, Technology and Applications." READ MORE... - Associate Professor Bojan Grum, PhD, New University, European Law Faculty, Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Ureters: Anatomy, Physiology and Disorders

"The ureters remain unnoticed in the field of urology. Richard Santucci and Mang Chen, helped by more than 20 contributors, wrote an original textbook dedicated to ureteral pathology and its treatment. The conceptualization and publication of such a textbook was long overdue, and the final product is worth the wait. This book is appropriately targeted to urologists who are familiar with trauma and reconstructions." READ MORE... - Miroslav L. Djordjevic, , MD, PhD, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade

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The Happiness Compass: Theories, Actions and Perspectives for Well-Being

"The Happiness Compass covers a wide range of interesting topics related to subjective well-being. Its multi-disciplinary approach – psychology, economics, politics, social psychology, urban planning, religion, and health – provides a wide-ranging overview of the importance of well-being. Moreover, the case studies in various countries worldwide, international comparisons, and the description of numerous characteristics affecting subjective well-being demonstrate the growing importance of this research field almost everywhere. Francesco Sarracino’s edited volume indeed serves as a compass for many scholars interested in this fascinating Beyond GDP research." - Hans Schmeets, Special Professor of Social Statistics, Maastricht University

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β-Glucans as Natural Biological Response Modifiers

"This is an excellent reference book focusing on the wide variety of biological effects of ß-glucans. Despite the ample scientific literature supporting their promising effects as natural biological response modifiers, enthusiasm for ß-glucans as potential therapeutic agents has been tempered by conflicting results, source and structural heterogeneity and lack of understanding of their actions at the molecular level." READ MORE... - G. Rafael Fernandez-Botran, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, University of Louisville

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Tsar Feodor: Chaliapin in America

"Given Chaliapin’s status as one of the truly great operatic artists of the 20th century, the English-language literature is somewhat thin. Aside from ‘autobiographies’ in various formats, the most recent book is the late Victor Borovsky’s Chaliapin: A Critical Biography. Well illustrated and with a fine discography, it has to be considered the standard work on Chaliapin." READ MORE... - Stanley Henig

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Enhancing STEM Motivation through Citizen Science Programs

“Hiller, Kitsantas, and their collaborators have amassed an important new resource on citizen science programs which encourage students and the public to engage directly with scientists in studying large-scale scientific problems all around us. Such programs provide hands-on opportunities for students to engage directly with scientists in participating and demystifying the research process, which could encourage greater awareness and critical understanding about our environment and ultimately inspire future generations of scientists.” - Victor B. Sáenz, Ph.D., Professor & Chair, Educational Leadership and Policy, The University of Texas at Austin

“This book is an excellent resource for educators, researchers, teachers, and various other stakeholders who desire to enhance students’ engagement and learning in science through citizen science programs. The chapters clearly tie to gather elements of citizen science with motivational theory, providing insights into how motivational theory can be effectively leveraged to create and effectively utilize citizen science programs to support youths’ science interest, engagement, and learning.” - Lisa Linnenbrink-Garcia, Ph.D., Professor, Educational Psychology & Educational Technology, Michigan State University

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The Power to Care: Effects of Power in Intimate Relationships

"Written with wit and elegance, Erez Zverling provides an impressive scholarly overview of the effects power can have on people in various domains, from intimate relationships to society at large. Using beautiful examples, the author shows that power affects us in both negative and sometimes surprisingly positive ways. This book will give the reader a truly deep understanding of what it means to have power, and what it means to lack power. " - Johan Karremans, Professor, Radboud University, Behavioral Science Institute, Nijmegen, Netherlands

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Sensory Integration: Development, Disorders and Treatment

"The book is intended for teachers, parents and sensory integration therapists. In an accessible, professional way, the author explains what the disturbances of sensory integration involve, what they relate to and how they manifest themselves. In the book we find a description of not only sensory integration methods, a description of sensory integration dysfunctions in selected disease entities, but also selected methods supporting the child's development, because their knowledge is essential not only for good cooperation between therapists, but also for programming therapy and optimizing support activities child development. It also presents research conducted among parents of children with learning difficulties and behavior, in whom sensory integration disorders occur." - Professor Beata Pituła, Silesian University of Technology, Gliwice

"The book is a compendium of theoretical, empirical and methodological knowledge in the field of supporting the development of a child with impaired sensory integration. The work has been divided into four perfectly complementary parts, in which the author clearly, legibly and transparently discusses the basic issues that fit into the issue of special educational needs of a child with SI disorders. The first part contains analyses and reflections on the child's development up to the age of ten. The author refers here, among others, to the social-emotional, physical-motoric and cognitive functioning of the child. It also analyzes the educational environment, which has an unprecedented impact on the child's development. Part two of the monograph is devoted to a detailed analysis of sensory integration. The author discusses in it the causes of disorders, their characteristics and classification, as well as SI diagnosis and therapy. A very rich list of descriptions of methods supporting the development of a child, including a child with various types of disorders appears to be an excellent supplement here. Part four is a description of the results of the tests. The author selected a quantitative-qualitative research approach, with evident lead given to the quantitative one. The qualitative approach (three individual cases) complements the surveys. The entire work is closed with a chapter containing the author's own conclusions and self-reflection. This book is an excellent material in the field of supporting the development of a child with special educational needs, which will not only fill the gap on the publishing market, but will certainly help teachers working with children with sensory integration disorders. The book could also be used by students of pedagogical studies, serving them as a methodical guide in future professional work." - Professor Małgorzata Przybysz-Zaremba, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw

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Negotiation and Decision Making In Mergers and Acquisitions

"Effective leaders must know how to negotiate. This intriguing book by Dr. Iulian Warter is a must read for any executive involved in negotiating mergers or acquisitions." - Hershey H. Friedman, Professor, PhD, Department of Business Management, City University of New York, USA

"The need to be precise about what defines a merger and what an acquisition is comes back in this book about pre-merger/acquisition aspects, especially on negotiation, decision and intercultural due diligence. The book provides research evidence enabling and deepening the understanding of the impact of cultural differences on M&A with emphasis on pre-M&A stage. Additionally, this study makes a contribution to the field of intercultural issues in M&A by integrating research on national, organizational, and professional culture into a theory of cultural due diligence content and outcome. I am grateful that one of the conclusions of the book is: “In the area of intercultural management, the findings from this book indicate that the Culture Clusters is a very useful and powerful tool and it deserves further investigation.” - Dr. Huib Wursten, Culture expert, Former co-owner of ITIM International, Associated with the Hofstede Insights Group, Netherlands

"New transactions are announced very frequently in all the sectors of the economy, though the majority of them fail. Due diligence, including intercultural due diligence, is treated as one of the most important tasks to be done by the parties involved. This monograph analyses, in detail, negotiation and decision making in mergers and acquisitions with special attention to intercultural due diligence. Its author is an experienced expert in the field, and therefore, the monograph is characterized by a high application value and should be designed for a wide group of recipients, including scholars, managers, and students of management science." - Włodzimierz Sroka, Associate Professor of Strategic Management, WSB University, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland

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