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“Judo: Seven Steps to Black Belt (An Introductory Guide for Beginners)” won Readers' Favorite® silver award (2016) in the Non-Fiction, Sports category. Quotations from some of the reviewers are included below: "This book gives the reader an historical and philosophical perspective as well as an introduction to the physical mechanics of judo, which in retrospect seems an essential approach. Tello demystifies what goes on in a class, and I found myself more and more...

Judo beginners are set to have a great new resource in this forthcoming book from black belt judo practitioner and author Rodolfo Tello. Covering the fundamental aspects of this sport and martial art, this book is expected to be a game changer. With interest in judo rising steadily, many people are realizing that there is a lack of informative texts to guide the beginning practitioner. With over two decades of judo experience, Rodolfo Tello...

Amakella Publishing announced the publication of "Social Safeguards: Avoiding the Unintended Impacts of Development," a new book authored by Rodolfo Tello, scheduled for release on April 1, 2015 (ISBN 978-1-63387-011-6, hardcover, 8.5 x 5.5 inches, 134 pages, distributed by Ingram). This book addresses the unintended social impacts of development projects in developing countries and points out the need to carry out significant improvements in the way international financial institutions implement their safeguard policies. Large-scale...

Book review of "Hunting Practices of the Wachiperi: Demystifying Indigenous Environmental Behavior," authored by Rodolfo Tello. A review by John Renshaw, PhD.* Rodolfo Tello’s study of Wachiperi hunting offers an interesting and much needed input into the debate about whether indigenous peoples have an innate commitment to environmental conservation. The Wachiperi are an indigenous people numbering only about 60 people, who live in the village of Queros and the nearby town of Pillcopata in the...

Amakella Publishing announced the publication of the second edition of "Hunting Practices of the Wachiperi: Demystifying Indigenous Environmental Behavior," by Rodolfo Tello, scheduled for release on December 26, 2014. This book addresses the relationship between indigenous peoples and environmental conservation in tropical forests, pointing out the need to rethink our understanding of indigenous environmental behavior. When it comes to environmental conservation and sustainable development initiatives in tropical forests, indigenous peoples are key players. They...