Top 5 downloaded articles of May 2020

Want to spice up your to be read (TBR) with some exciting articles and e-books? Whether you’re looking for your next great idea or read, you’re in luck, because here are the top downloaded articles in May by our Zendy Plus users: 

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1) Skin: A natural history 

Given the importance of our skin and the functions it performs; it is striking that relatively few scientists study its evolution. This e-book begins with a look at the skin’s structure and functions and then tours its evolution, delving into such topics as the importance of touch and how the skin reflects and affects emotions.

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2) Hollywood is everywhere: Global directors in the blockbuster era 

Today, as the film industry is ever more global, the people who make blockbuster movies seemingly reflect this tradition, hailing from many countries across the world. This e-book offers a scrupulously detailed discussion of the transnationalisation of Hollywood and the histories and geographies of its global directors. 

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3) Adsorption technology and design 

Adsorption is of considerable industrial importance and is a major part of many different processes throughout the chemical and process industries. The aim of this e-book is to provide all those involved in designing and running adsorption processes with a straightforward guide to the essentials of adsorption technology and design.

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4) Literature – a mode to improve critical thinking skills

Critical thinking plays a major role in the new knowledge era and one of the most efficient ways of improving critical thinking skills is through reading literature. Using Toro Dutt’s “The Lotus” poem, this paper focuses on how reading a literary text can enhance thinking skills.

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5) The Paradox of Plenty: Oil booms and petro-states

“The Paradox of Plenty” explains why, in the midst of two massive oil booms in the 1970s, oil-exporting governments as different as Venezuela, Iran, Nigeria, Algeria, and Indonesia chose common development paths and suffered similar outcomes.

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