Enid Mumford (1924-2006) was a pioneer in the sociotechnical design of computer systems. Prof Mumford’s work successfully investigated the introduction and implementation of computer systems by... More > large corporations and governments.
Mumford’s ETHICS approach to software development emphasizes user participation, thus avoiding many of the problems of introducing new systems. It takes a holistic view of organizations, unifying both social and technological solutions.
This updated edition of Mumford’s book, Designing Human Systems, describes how modern agile programming techniques complement the ETHICS method. Together, the two methods cover both user and developer issues. This integrated approach offers an improved methodology for successful software development projects.< Less
Many people consuming RDA levels of
vitamins are likely to suffer from deficiency
disease and premature death. Current
official recommendations for nutrient
intakes are inappropriate. As this book... More >
demonstrates, the recommended dietary
intake for vitamin C owes more to politics and
prejudice than to science. Furthermore, the research
behind the RDA values for vitamin C is biased and
This book presents an open challenge to the
government “experts”, who support the out-of-date
RDA approach to nutrition and thereby endanger
the health of the entire population.
For people who value the peer review process, this book was read by thousands, including doctors and scientists. The readers reported no significant scientific errors. The authors therefore assert that the RDA and the Codex justification for low intakes of vitamin C are both invalid and indefensible.< Less
Microevolution explains what cancer is, how it develops and how to eradicate it. Cancer occurs in multi-celled organisms when cells escape the body’s controls and behave like their... More > single-celled ancestors. Such changes, triggered by oxidative damage, result in faulty cell division.
Animals and plants have developed ways to stop their cells reverting to primitive forms. Hence, anticancer substances are common throughout nature. Therapies based on these take advantage of metabolic differences between cancer cells and healthy cells, to destroy cancer while helping healthy cells. Clinical trials are needed to test such non-toxic therapies.
Biological research suggests that cancer is a treatable condition. Although current data is not sufficient to indicate the degree of life extension achievable, many terminal patients might die of other causes, before the cancer kills them. Cancer patients deserve to be offered this opportunity.< Less