Friday, May 20, 2016

What are the dangers where you’re heading?" plus more...





OUPblog - "World travel: What are the dangers where you're heading?" plus more...





World travel: What are the dangers where you're heading?

When travelling the globe, most intrepid adventurers and holiday-makers will encounter only minor health problems. But knowing and understanding possible hazards is fundamental to preventing them. When planning an adventure, people often seek novel experiences – and contemporary travel is able to take us (within just a few hours) from a relatively benign environment to a potentially life-threatening setting. Newcomers may have no idea of the hazards they face and inadvertently place...


The future of libraries and the cultural history of Prague

Inforum, one of the largest librarian conferences in Eastern Europe, rolls into the Czech capital next week. Once again taking place at the University of Economics in Prague, Inforum 2016 promises to be a lively and thought-provoking look at some of the issues facing librarians in the Czech Republic and beyond. To help you make the most of it, here's our digest of the conference program and recommended Prague sights that deserve to be squeezed in around your work schedule.
The Inforum program:...


Joey Alexander: call me a 'musician', not a 'prodigy'

If you tuned in to this year's Grammy awards, you would not have failed to witness the extraordinary performance of 12-year-old jazz pianist Joey Alexander. The short solo performance, which earned him a standing ovation, was without doubt the cherry on the cake of this young musician's short but remarkable career thus far.
Joey is completely self-taught, and apart from a brief, yet unsuccessful attempt to interest him in classical music, he has never had a teacher. Playing by ear at the...


10 things everyone should know about environmental economics

Stephen Smith, author of Environmental Economics: A Very Short Introduction, gives us an insight into what environmental economists do, what environmental economics is about, and how it measures and influences our impact on the environment. He also explores the steps we need to take to protect it at an international level. Do you agree with all of Stephen's points? Let us know in the comments section below.
  1. Left to its own devices, a free market economy will not deliver the level of...

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