New books

You can find the complete list of new acquisitions on the New books page. The list includes all English-language books bought by the Library in the last two month (and published in the last five years), the books are grouped according to theme and title.

Here you can read selected book recommendations from the list of the new books.

A cooperative species

A cooperative speciesA cooperative species: Human reciprocity and its evolution / Bowles, S. and Gintis, H.
Princeton, US.: Princeton Univ. Press, 2011. 262 p.
ISBN: 978 0 691 15125 0

Using experimental, archaeological, genetic, and ethnographic data to calibrate models of the coevolution of genes and culture as well as prehistoric warfare and other forms of group competition, A Cooperative Species provides a compelling and novel account of how humans came to be moral and cooperative. Key to this process was the evolution of social emotions such as shame and guilt, and our capacity to internalize social norms so that acting ethically became a personal goal rather than simply a prudent way to avoid punishment.

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Managing sport facilities and major events

Managing sportManaging sport facilities and major events / Hans Westerbeek
London: Routledge, 2007, 278 p.
ISBN: 978 0 415 40109 8

From corporate boxes to sprinklers, food outlets to toilets, and first aid to media management… the facility and event managers are accountable for the success of sporting ventures and events. Managing Sport Facilities and Major Events explains how to get the job done. With detailed international case studies in each chapter, the book offers a systematic guide to the management issues and practical problems that sports managers must address to ensure financial, sporting and ethical success. Chapters cover feasibility assessment, market research, bidding for an event, branding, risk analysis, contract and project management, corporate structure, quality assurance, budgeting, facility management, staffing, occupational health and safety, and contractual considerations—as well as economic, social, community and environmental issues. Written by an international team of expert scholars, Managing Sport Facilities and Major Events is an invaluable student text and professional reference.

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