Health & Wellbeing (213)

The Institute of Sexology

ISBN: 9780957028562

Publisher: Gestalten

A candid exploration of the most publicly discussed of private acts--sex--and those who have devoted their lives to studying it. Looking at key sexologists thro...


A candid exploration of the most publicly discussed of private acts--sex--and those who have devoted their lives to studying it. Looking at key sexologists throughout history including Sigmund Freud, Marie Stopes, and Alfred Kinsey, this book investigates how sex research has shaped our current attitudes toward sexual behavior and identity. From anthropological surveys and questionnaires to ancient sex toys and machines, The Institute of Sexology presents fascinating findings alongside a wide range of rare documents, artworks, photographs, and erotica from the past. Spanning several centuries, the book delves deeply into sexual practices and conventions from all over the world at different time periods. From raunchy ancient carvings to 1920s erotic postcards, The Institute of Sexology proves that kink has been around for longer than you think. The book's compilation of sexually progressive memorabilia opens a visually stimulating discussion on the topics of sexual freedom and fetishism. Through their documentation of courtship rituals from faraway lands and their historical government-sponsored sexual questionnaires, sexologists encourage us to take a critical look at our approach to sexual practices. Sexologists have hugely influenced our attitude toward this most basic of subjects, yet The Institute of Sexology reminds us that while contemporary reservations on sexuality are being loosened, there were times in the past when sex and sexual identity were explored much more openly. Preconceived ideas are thrown out the window in this richly illustrated book that suggests our understanding of sex is in constant evolution. The Institute of Sexology highlights the profound effect that the gathering and analysis of information can have in changing attitudes and lifting taboos.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 224


Dimensions: 245 x 285 x 23 mm


Publication Date: 18-11-2014


$47.50
Stay Positive

ISBN: 9781786857705

Author: Sophie Golding    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Stay positive, be brave, shine bright Prepare to discover your inner optimist with this collection of simple tips for banishing the dark clouds and focusing on ...


Stay positive, be brave, shine bright Prepare to discover your inner optimist with this collection of simple tips for banishing the dark clouds and focusing on the good. Bursting with uplifting statements and inspirational quotes to get you looking on the bright side, this book will endow you with the power of positivity and help you to become your happiest self.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 149 x 195 mm


Publication Date: 11-02-2019


$27.99
365 Ways to Feel Amazing

ISBN: 9781786857699

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do you want to be a more amazing you? Tap into the power of happiness every day with this useful collection of self-care ideas, well-being tips, mindful activit...


Do you want to be a more amazing you? Tap into the power of happiness every day with this useful collection of self-care ideas, well-being tips, mindful activities and inspiring words. From exercising well to positive thinking, this little book will help you be your best self.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 148 x 115 mm


Publication Date: 11-02-2019


$19.99
365 Ways to be Inspired

ISBN: 9781786857675

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do you want to be an inspired, more innovative you? Tap into your creativity every day with this motivating collection of imaginative and crafty ideas, top tips...


Do you want to be an inspired, more innovative you? Tap into your creativity every day with this motivating collection of imaginative and crafty ideas, top tips, invigorating activities and wise words. Light up your mind with this little book of inspiration.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 148 x 115 mm


Publication Date: 11-01-2019


$19.99
365 Ways to be Slimmer

ISBN: 9781786857576

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do you want to be a leaner, healthier you? Get started and stay motivated every day with this handy guide. With meal suggestions, fitness ideas and tips to help...


Do you want to be a leaner, healthier you? Get started and stay motivated every day with this handy guide. With meal suggestions, fitness ideas and tips to help you create healthy habits for the long-term, this little book will steer you towards getting into great shape and feeling good.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 145 x 115 mm


Publication Date: 11-01-2019


$19.99
365 Ways to be Fitter

ISBN: 9781786857583

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Do you want to be a fitter, healthier you? Stay motivated every day with this handy collection of workout ideas, top training tips, invigorating activities, hea...


Do you want to be a fitter, healthier you? Stay motivated every day with this handy collection of workout ideas, top training tips, invigorating activities, healthy eating suggestions and words of wisdom. From nutrition to stamina, this little book will help get you into great shape.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 148 x 115 mm


Publication Date: 11-01-2019


$19.99
Let Go

ISBN: 9781786857569

Author: Elizabeth Archer    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

I breathe in peace, I breathe out tension Embrace the calm and happiness that comes once you’ve learned to let go. Don’t we all want to live a life full of ...


I breathe in peace, I breathe out tension Embrace the calm and happiness that comes once you’ve learned to let go. Don’t we all want to live a life full of positivity and joy, unshackled by anxiety? Well, the secret is in letting go of our fears, stress and worries, and this accessible and beautifully designed book will show you how – with practical techniques for dealing with anxiety, simple lifestyle changes and therapies you can try at home. Offering words of wisdom, positive affirmations and the low-down on the most effective treatments to explore, this is the book you need to take control of your life.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 149 x 195 mm


Publication Date: 11-01-2019


$34.99
Hello New You

ISBN: 9781786857590

Author: Katherine Bebo    Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Being healthy doesn’t have to be hard. Eating junk food, drinking too much and rarely (or barely) exercising – we’ve all been there. Sometimes you just ne...


Being healthy doesn’t have to be hard. Eating junk food, drinking too much and rarely (or barely) exercising – we’ve all been there. Sometimes you just need a bit of help, some practical advice and a few words of encouragement to get yourself back on track. Intended for anyone with a busy life, this handbook gets straight to the point, gathering together useful tips, motivational quotes and achievable steps towards a healthier body and a happier mind. No matter where you’re starting from or aiming for, there’s something here to spur you on, including: Dietary hacks to avoid overeating, improve sleep and reach your ideal weight Good guidance on fats and carbs, which are often misunderstood An honest look at how alcohol can affect your health (and your finances) Easy ways to reduce your alcohol consumption Clever ideas for matching your workout to suit your mood and schedule Sound advice on choosing exercises that keep you motivated


Bind: paperback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 125 x 175 mm


Publication Date: 11-01-2019


$29.99
That Terrible Time

ISBN: 9780473447496

Author: Geoffrey Rice    Publisher: Hawthorne Press

New Zealand's worst public health disaster occurred in November 1918 when around 9000 people died in the so-called "Spanish" influenza pandemic. Here are the vo...


New Zealand's worst public health disaster occurred in November 1918 when around 9000 people died in the so-called "Spanish" influenza pandemic. Here are the voices of 110 survivors describing what they saw and what happened to them in that terrible time when the victims' bodies turned black. Meticulously researched by Dr Geoffrey Rice Emeritus Professor of History and author of Black November (2005) and Black Flu 1918 (2017).


Bind: paperback


Pages: 188


Dimensions: 127 x 203 mm


Publication Date: 20-11-2018


$24.99
Rising From The Rubble

ISBN: 9781988503066

Authors: Michael Ardagh, Joanne Deely    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

How do health care workers manage disaster on an unprecedented scale? The 2011 Canterbury earthquakes were more challenging to the region’s health system than...


How do health care workers manage disaster on an unprecedented scale? The 2011 Canterbury earthquakes were more challenging to the region’s health system than anyone could have expected. The injured needed immediate treatment, buildings and equipment were badly damaged, aftershocks continued to rock the area, and communities were disrupted by flooding, liquefaction and fear. Despite this, many ordinary people – hospital and laboratory staff, general practitioners (GPs), pharmacists and others – accomplished extraordinary things in the aftermath of such devastation. Rising from the Rubble gives a compelling account of those who rallied to maintain and rebuild essential health services, maintaining continuity of care for the most vulnerable – from older people to those with kidney failure – as well as dealing with the significant ongoing impact on mental health. From the immediate emergency response after the earthquakes to sustaining health services over the following years in highly demanding circumstances, the stories of medical staff joining forces, collaborating and volunteering are infused with sadness, pride and even joy. Based on interviews with those who lived and worked through the Canterbury earthquakes, and the authors’ own experiences, Rising from the Rubble is an inspiring testament to commitment and recovery.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 304


Dimensions: 170 x 230 mm


Publication Date: 23-11-2018


$39.99
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