Book Reviews

Orchestras: A Model for Social and Organizational Development

"It is refreshing to see the authors practice what they preach. They present a beautifully orchestrated argument that seamlessly weaves together musical and organisational theory in an elegantly clear and precise manner. The new and even the not so new lessons they derive will inspire business, public and community leaders to revitalise and deepen their practice." - Brad Jackson, Professor of Social Innovation, Griffith Business School

"Bathurst, Gilling, and Rasmussen draw on their talents as both scholars and artists to make the bold suggestion that orchestras offer a model of how we might better organize to increase connection and success in our endeavors as we enter the fourth industrial revolution. Neither scholars who are not also artists nor artists who are not also scholars could have written this deeply insightful work. I am glad that these three are both – the world needs more of this." - Steve Taylor Professor of Leadership & Creativity, Foisie Business School, Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Editor-in-Chief: Organizational Aesthetics

"This fascinating book is beautifully written, and passionate about orchestras, music and life. It makes you look at orchestras, organizations, creativity and leadership through a wholly refreshing lens. You will be entertained, informed and inspired by its contents." - Dennis Tourish, Professor of Leadership and Organisation Studies, University of Sussex. Editor: Leadership

For more information about this book, please click here.

The Crisis in Contemporary Medicine and the Rise of the Reflective Physician

"This book breaks new ground. Will it find an audience? Yes. The book brings together the author’s great love for the conversation between clinical medicine and the humanities to ensure clinical medicine’s continuing relevance." READ MORE... - Donald Campbell, Medical Director General Medicine, Monash Health, Melbourne, VIC

"This book will appeal to many, including those who know and admire Ian McDonald, to reflective physicians of all ages and to those, including students, from various health care and other academic disciplines who are interested in the evolution of intellectual and medical thinking." READ MORE... - Peter Greenberg, MD PhD FRACP, consultant physician in general internal medicine

For more information about this book, please click here.

New Developments in Liquid Crystals and Applications

"This book highlights some of the advances made in the area of liquid crystals (LC) research including the discovery of new materials and new effects. Well understood phenomena are conceived for novel applications of LC and the developments in respect of some new devices, such as sensors, holographic and 3D devices." READ MORE... - V.G. Chigrinov, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Volume 23 Issue 3 (2014).

For more information about this book, please click here.

Quality Management in Transfusion Medicine

"An informative and well written opening chapter on the history of quality management is followed by equally high-quality chapters covering a variety of topics of practical focus including vein to vein process management, information technology in transfusion management, hemovigilance, event management, patient safety, blood safety, healthcare economics, and knowledge management." READ MORE... - Sunny Dzik, Blood Transfusion Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA , USA

For more information about this book, please click here.

History and Collective Memory from the Margins: A Global Perspective

"This interdisciplinary book is timely and historic because it sheds light on how narratives of majority and minority identities in our contemporary world are being shaped by contested, uneven, and fractured acts of historical memory and collective remembering. The various chapters masterfully articulate global stories of identity formation that are unfolding from the center and the periphery and from the dominant and marginalized perspectives in local societies such as Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, Germany, India, New Zealand, and Poland. This book employs an array of complex, rich, and diverse theoretical and methodological perspectives, and in my view, the volume has all the makings of a timeless classic." - Sunil Bhatia, PhD, Professor & Chair, Department of Human Development, Connecticut College, United States

For more information about this book, please click here.

Improving Teaching and Learning through Self-Regulation

"In this digital age with the vast proliferation of information, one can be easily distracted or overwhelmed. Betty McDonald provides a timely, much needed evidence-based practical handbook to guide both teachers and students. Using extensive seminal research data she shares critical insights and expertise that promote self- regulation resulting in deep and efficient learning. The book is a fun, easy-read that can be used as a reference text providing choice and flexibility, matching one's teaching and/or learning style and preference. The clever use of shareware graphics and memorable quotations is engaging, instructive and helpful. Betty provides the busy teacher and student with a focused digest of self-regulatory strategies that will undoubtedly contribute to successful teaching and learning. A must-read for teachers, support staff and students. Compelling, accessible and ultimately practical!"
- Kogi Naidoo, HERDSA Fellow, Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK, Director, Learning Academy, Division of Learning and Teaching, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia

For more information about this book, please click here.

Advances in Squid Biology, Ecology and Fisheries. Part I: Myopsid squids

"This volume describes research on the biology (life history, age and growth, maturation and fecundity), ecology (distribution, migrations, diet, predators and parasites) and fisheries (fishing areas, methods, landings, management and stock assessment) of economically important myopsid squids. which are typically associated with the seabed of the inshore coastal zone." READ MORE... - Sigurd v. Boletzky, Associate Editor VIE ET MILIEU – Life and Environment


For more information about this book, please click here.

Advances in Squid Biology, Ecology and Fisheries. Part II: Oegopsid squids

"The aims of this volume are basically the same as with the previous one, Part II dealing with oegopsid squids, which – in contrast to the myopsids – belong to the pelagic, oceanic environment." READ MORE... - Sigurd v. Boletzky, Associate Editor VIE ET MILIEU – Life and Environment

For more information about this book, please click here.

Probiotic and Prebiotic Foods: Technology, Stability and Benefits to Human Health

"The book is a unique compilation of technology of various probiotic foods and stability of probiotics in various probiotic and prebiotic foods, as well as their health benefits. The book fills in a gap in our knowledge on the production and practical application of prebiotics and probiotics in foods." READ MORE... - Niels Skovgard, Birkerød, Denmark, International Journal of Food Microbiology

For more information about this book, please click here.

Understanding Ethnic Segregation in Contemporary Britain

"In this in-depth study of segregation, ethnicity and the northern English city Jamie Halsall examines the debate over whether we are sleepwalking into a more segregated future, or whether the reality of change on the ground is not so easily turned into sound bites. Not afraid of making strong claims this study is both interesting to read and a timely contribution." - Danny Dorling, Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography, The University of Oxford

For more information about this book, please click here.