Portal Books (Norway) was founded in 2005. It is a liberal publishing company in the sense "open and tolerant," publishing books from different political, religious and ideological viewpoints. All their books, no matter the point of view, adhere to a high standard of excellence. The Press publishes approximately 20 books a year, with titles ranging from academic books of various subjects, such as history, art, leadership, management, and psychology, to books on food and travel, and to novels.
Portal Books publishes books by authors recognized for their commitment to their fields of study. In 2008, 2009 and 2011, several of their books were nominated for Sørlandets litteraturpris, an annual award dedicated to books by authors from the Southern region of Norway
Educators and Philosophers on the Art of Listening
ln our noisy, busy and efficient world, silence is an all too often overlooked aspect of human life. In this book, the authors attempt to amend this fact by bringing together articles that deal at...
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13 San Francisco-Based Artists of the Fifties
In Beat Culture and the New America: 1950-1965 (1996), Lisa Philips writes that "...much of the subject matter of acknowledged masterpieces of Beat art and poetry concerns itself with documenting the unknowns." Still, scholarship has a preoccupation with the canon of...
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There is little dispute that childhood obesity is a worldwide public health challenge of major concern. Societal changes have profoundly influenced the behaviors of children and youth. Childhood obesity increases the risk of overweight and obesity in adulthood, making prevention of childhood obesity in early ages...
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Dialogues With Students of Literature
In the US, multi-cultural and multi-religious experiences have been part of the social fabric for centuries and have often been reflected in American literature. Religious experiences have also become increasingly relevant to the contemporary understandings of modern, multi-cultural, European communities, including those...
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Norway, Society and Culture provides an introduction to contemporary Norwegian society. Is Norway a wealthy country because of its oil? Why have Edvard Grieg, Henrik Ibsen, Knut Hamsun and Edvard Munch become world famous? What are the basic Norwegian values? Why do...
Paper - 9788292712184 - $ 49.95
Physical Activity and Mental Health in Adolescents
By Tommy Haugen
A growing body of research argues that physical activity in various forms may be beneficial for the mental health of adolescents. However, less is known about why and for whom this relationship is true. This book investigates the role of the...
Paper - 9788283140316 - $ 35.00
Beat Women Are Not Beaten Women
This volume brings women's contribution to Beat literature, art, and their milieu out of the shadows, expanding the "Beat canon" to include and discuss works and persons which are frequently overlooked. By opening up the borders of...
Cloth - 9788283140590 - $ 35.00
A Study of the Relief and Reconstruction Process in Sri Lanka After the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
Edited by: Arne Olav Oyhus
On December 26, 2004, a massive earthquake with its epicentre outside the coast of Sumatra generated a series of gigantic waves and tsunamis. These massive waves reached the eastern...
Cloth - 9788283140958 - $ 40.00
New Trends, Problems and Possibilities
Edited by: Anne Berit Fuglestad
This book examines recent and on-going Nordic research and development in teaching and learning mathematics for those pupils with mathematical difficulties. The topics discussed include: the learning environment and social setting, learning communities and teaching approaches, and creative learning that contrasts...
Paper - 9788292712986 - $ 44.95
Understanding and Supporting Children with Selective Mutism
By Heidi Omdal
How should teachers and parents react when a child consistently does not speak in certain situations when speech is expected? This dissertation examines 'selective mutism' from a twofold approach. It observes everyday interactions between children with selective mutism, and with the...
Paper - 9788283140125 - $ 49.95