The Advocate by

The Advocate
  • Title : The Advocate
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  • Pages : 96
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  • Language : English
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The Advocate is a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) monthly newsmagazine. Established in 1967, it is the oldest continuing LGBT publication in the United States.


Books in Print by N.A

Books in Print
  • Title : Books in Print
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
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  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Includes authors, titles, subjects.


Children's Books in Print, 2007 by N.A

Children's Books in Print, 2007
  • Title : Children's Books in Print, 2007
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780835248518
  • Pages : N.A
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Building State Capability by Matt Andrews,Lant Pritchett,Michael Woolcock

Building State Capability
  • Title : Building State Capability
  • Author : Matt Andrews,Lant Pritchett,Michael Woolcock
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0198747489
  • Pages : 257
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  • Language : English
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Introduction : the "long voyage of discovery" -- The big stuck in state capability -- Looking like a state : the seduction of isomorphic mimicry -- Premature load bearing : doing too much too soon -- Capability for policy implementation -- What type of organization capability is needed? -- The challenge of building (real) state capability for implementation -- Doing problem-driven work -- The searchframe : doing experimental iterations -- Managing your authorizing environment -- Building state capability at scale through groups.


The Art of Thinking Clearly by Rolf Dobelli

The Art of Thinking Clearly
  • Title : The Art of Thinking Clearly
  • Author : Rolf Dobelli
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0062359800
  • Pages : 384
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  • Language : English
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Have you ever . . . Invested time in something that, in hindsight, just wasn't worth it? Paid too much in an eBay auction? Continued to do something you knew was bad for you? Sold stocks too late, or too early? Taken credit for success, but blamed failure on external circumstances? Backed the wrong horse? These are examples of what the author calls cognitive biases, simple errors all of us make in day-to-day thinking. But by knowing what they are and how to identify them, we can avoid them and make better choices: whether in dealing with personal problems or business negotiations, trying to save money or earn profits, or merely working out what we really want in life—and strategizing the best way to get it. Already an international bestseller, The Art of Thinking Clearly distills cutting-edge research from behavioral economics, psychology, and neuroscience into a clever, practical guide for anyone who's ever wanted to be wiser and make better decisions. A novelist, thinker, and entrepreneur, Rolf Dobelli deftly shows that in order to lead happier, more prosperous lives, we don't need extra cunning, new ideas, shiny gadgets, or more frantic hyperactivity—all we need is less irrationality. Simple, clear, and always surprising, this indispensable book will change the way you think and transform your decision making—at work, at home, every day. From why you shouldn't accept a free drink to why you should walk out of a movie you don't like, from why it's so hard to predict the future to why you shouldn't watch the news, The Art of Thinking Clearly helps solve the puzzle of human reasoning.


A Good Life by Mary Edmunds

A Good Life
  • Title : A Good Life
  • Author : Mary Edmunds
  • Publisher : ANU E Press
  • ISBN Code : 1922144673
  • Pages : 300
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  • Language : English
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This book is a story. It's a story about ordinary people in very different parts of the world dealing with rapid change in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. It's about times of turbulent and violent social upheaval and rupture with the past. It's about modern times. It's also about being human; what it is to be human in a modernising and globalising world; how, in responding to the circumstances of their times, different groups define, redefine, and attempt to put into practice their understandings of the good and of what constitutes a good life. And it's about how human rights have come to be not abstract universal principles but a practical source of consciousness and practice for real people.


Wild Cats by Iucn,IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group

Wild Cats
  • Title : Wild Cats
  • Author : Iucn,IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group
  • Publisher : World Conservation Union
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 382
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  • Language : English
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Presents the most comprehensive and up-to-date information available on the 36 wild cats of the world. It includes the first published collection of detailed range maps and some of the first photographs of rare species in the wild. It provides a thorough review of major issues in cat conservation such as habitat loss and management of big cats in livestock areas; field and laboratory research; international trade; the role of zoos; and reintroduction. High priority are identified to further the cause of cat conservation.


Qualitative Analysis and Documentary Method by Ralf Bohnsack,Nicolle Pfaff,Wivian Weller

Qualitative Analysis and Documentary Method
  • Title : Qualitative Analysis and Documentary Method
  • Author : Ralf Bohnsack,Nicolle Pfaff,Wivian Weller
  • Publisher : Verlag Barbara Budrich
  • ISBN Code : 3866497350
  • Pages : 369
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  • Language : English
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You need to work with qualitative methods, especially the Documentary Method? This is your book: The first systematic introduction related to the application of the Documentary Method on group discussions, interviews, films and pictures. Since the book is based on a German- Brazilian cooperation, it also provides an overview of the state of the art in Germany and Brazil with regards to Educational Science. From the contents: · Qualitative Methods in Educational Science · The Documentary Method and the Interpretation of Group Discussions · The Documentary Method and the Interpretation of Interviews · The Documentary Method and the Interpretation of Pictures and Videos


Intellectual Impostures by Jean Bricmont,Alan Sokal

Intellectual Impostures
  • Title : Intellectual Impostures
  • Author : Jean Bricmont,Alan Sokal
  • Publisher : Profile Books
  • ISBN Code : 1847657826
  • Pages : 491
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  • Language : English
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When Intellectual Impostures was published in France, it sent shock waves through the Left Bank establishment. When it was published in Britain, it provoked impassioned debate. Sokal and Bricmont examine the canon of French postmodernists - Lacan, Kristeva, Baudrillard, Irigaray, Latour, Virilio, Deleuze and Guattari - and systematically expose their abuse of science. This edition contains a new preface analysing the reactions to the book and answering some of the attacks.


Educating the Student Body by Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment

Educating the Student Body
  • Title : Educating the Student Body
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • ISBN Code : 0309283132
  • Pages : 502
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  • Language : English
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Physical inactivity is a key determinant of health across the lifespan. A lack of activity increases the risk of heart disease, colon and breast cancer, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, osteoporosis, anxiety and depression and others diseases. Emerging literature has suggested that in terms of mortality, the global population health burden of physical inactivity approaches that of cigarette smoking. The prevalence and substantial disease risk associated with physical inactivity has been described as a pandemic. The prevalence, health impact, and evidence of changeability all have resulted in calls for action to increase physical activity across the lifespan. In response to the need to find ways to make physical activity a health priority for youth, the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Physical Activity and Physical Education in the School Environment was formed. Its purpose was to review the current status of physical activity and physical education in the school environment, including before, during, and after school, and examine the influences of physical activity and physical education on the short and long term physical, cognitive and brain, and psychosocial health and development of children and adolescents. Educating the Student Body makes recommendations about approaches for strengthening and improving programs and policies for physical activity and physical education in the school environment. This report lays out a set of guiding principles to guide its work on these tasks. These included: recognizing the benefits of instilling life-long physical activity habits in children; the value of using systems thinking in improving physical activity and physical education in the school environment; the recognition of current disparities in opportunities and the need to achieve equity in physical activity and physical education; the importance of considering all types of school environments; the need to take into consideration the diversity of students as recommendations are developed. This report will be of interest to local and national policymakers, school officials, teachers, and the education community, researchers, professional organizations, and parents interested in physical activity, physical education, and health for school-aged children and adolescents.


An Appetite for Wonder by Richard Dawkins

An Appetite for Wonder
  • Title : An Appetite for Wonder
  • Author : Richard Dawkins
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • ISBN Code : 0062225812
  • Pages : 320
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  • Language : English
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With the 2006 publication of The God Delusion, the name Richard Dawkins became a byword for ruthless skepticism and "brilliant, impassioned, articulate, impolite" debate (San Francisco Chronicle). his first memoir offers a more personal view. His first book, The Selfish Gene, caused a seismic shift in the study of biology by proffering the gene-centered view of evolution. It was also in this book that Dawkins coined the term meme, a unit of cultural evolution, which has itself become a mainstay in contemporary culture. In An Appetite for Wonder, Richard Dawkins shares a rare view into his early life, his intellectual awakening at Oxford, and his path to writing The Selfish Gene. He paints a vivid picture of his idyllic childhood in colonial Africa, peppered with sketches of his colorful ancestors, charming parents, and the peculiarities of colonial life right after World War II. At boarding school, despite a near-religious encounter with an Elvis record, he began his career as a skeptic by refusing to kneel for prayer in chapel. Despite some inspired teaching throughout primary and secondary school, it was only when he got to Oxford that his intellectual curiosity took full flight. Arriving at Oxford in 1959, when undergraduates "left Elvis behind" for Bach or the Modern Jazz Quartet, Dawkins began to study zoology and was introduced to some of the university's legendary mentors as well as its tutorial system. It's to this unique educational system that Dawkins credits his awakening, as it invited young people to become scholars by encouraging them to pose rigorous questions and scour the library for the latest research rather than textbook "teaching to" any kind of test. His career as a fellow and lecturer at Oxford took an unexpected turn when, in 1973, a serious strike in Britain caused prolonged electricity cuts, and he was forced to pause his computer-based research. Provoked by the then widespread misunderstanding of natural selection known as "group selection" and inspired by the work of William Hamilton, Robert Trivers, and John Maynard Smith, he began to write a book he called, jokingly, "my bestseller." It was, of course, The Selfish Gene. Here, for the first time, is an intimate memoir of the childhood and intellectual development of the evolutionary biologist and world-famous atheist, and the story of how he came to write what is widely held to be one of the most important books of the twentieth century.


Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy by Aubrey H. Fine

Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • Title : Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy
  • Author : Aubrey H. Fine
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • ISBN Code : 9780080463834
  • Pages : 552
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  • Language : English
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The original edition was the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of the ways in which animals can assist therapists with treatment of specific populations, and/or in specific settings. The second edition continues in this vein, with 7 new chapters plus substantial revisions of continuing chapters as the research in this field has grown. New coverage includes: Animals as social supports, Use of AAT with Special Needs students, the role of animals in the family- insights for clinicians, and measuring the animal-person bond. *Contributions from veterinarians, animal trainers, psychologists, and social workers *Includes guidelines and best practices for using animals as therapeutic companions *Addresses specific types of patients and environmental situations


Towards a New Partnership with Africa by Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa,Adebayo O. Olukoshi,Lennart Wohlgemuth,Nordiska Afrikainstitutet

Towards a New Partnership with Africa
  • Title : Towards a New Partnership with Africa
  • Author : Steve Kayizzi-Mugerwa,Adebayo O. Olukoshi,Lennart Wohlgemuth,Nordiska Afrikainstitutet
  • Publisher : Nordic Africa Institute
  • ISBN Code : 9789171064226
  • Pages : 265
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  • Language : English
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This book is part of a study on future relations between Sweden and Africa and contains a selection of papers which served as background material to the debate at a conference in 1997 with scholars and policymakers from both Africa and Sweden.


Immigration and Social Systems by Christina Boswell,Gianni D'Amato

Immigration and Social Systems
  • Title : Immigration and Social Systems
  • Author : Christina Boswell,Gianni D'Amato
  • Publisher : Amsterdam University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9089644539
  • Pages : 231
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  • Language : English
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Michael Bommes (1954–2010) was one the most brilliant and original scholars of migration studies in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. This posthumously published collection brings together a selection of his most important essays on immigration, transnationalism, irregular migration, and migrant networks. “In Bommes, the academy lost a scholar with penetrating analyses of migration, the welfare state and social systems where the two interact. By completing his last project, Boswell and D'Amato have done scholarship a lasting service. A major contribution to public debate and a tribute to a very great man.”—Randall Hansen, University of Toronto


Big Data in Organizations and the Role of Human Resource Management by Tobias M. Scholz

Big Data in Organizations and the Role of Human Resource Management
  • Title : Big Data in Organizations and the Role of Human Resource Management
  • Author : Tobias M. Scholz
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
  • ISBN Code : 9783631718902
  • Pages : 237
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  • Language : English
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Big data are changing the way we work. This book conveys a theoretical understanding of big data and the related interactions on a socio-technological level as well as on the organizational level. Big data challenge the human resource department to take a new role. An organization's new competitive advantage is its employees augmented by big data.


Expectations and Aspirations by Safaa El Tayeb El-Kogali,Caroline Krafft

Expectations and Aspirations
  • Title : Expectations and Aspirations
  • Author : Safaa El Tayeb El-Kogali,Caroline Krafft
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 1464812357
  • Pages : 332
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  • Language : English
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Education, which has been at the heart of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region’s history and civilizations for centuries, has a large untapped potential to contribute to human capital, well-being, and wealth. The region has invested heavily in education for decades, but it has not been able to reap the benefits of its investments. Despite a series of reforms, MENA has remained stuck in a low-learning, low-skills level. Expectations and Aspirations: A New Framework for Education in the Middle East and North Africa identifies four key sets of tensions that are holding back education in the region: credentials and skills, discipline and inquiry, control and autonomy, and tradition and modernity. These tensions are shaped by society and are reflected in classrooms. If they are not addressed, MENA will continue to operate at a level below its potential. This report outlines a new framework with a three-pronged approach that can help address these tensions and unleash the potential of education in MENA: • A concerted push for learning that starts early for all children regardless of background, with qualified and motivated educators, and that leverages technology, uses modern approaches, and monitors learning outcomes • A stronger pull for skills by all stakeholders in the labor market and society that involves coordinated multisystem reforms within and beyond the education system • A new pact for education at the national level with a unified vision, shared responsibilities, and accountabilities. Education is not just the responsibility of the education system—it is everyone’s business. The push, pull, and pact framework offers an opportunity for MENA to move forward to reclaim its heritage of a learned region and to meet the expectations and aspirations of its people. The current situation in MENA requires a renewed focus on education, not just as a national priority for economic growth and social development, but as a national emergency for stability, peace, and prosperity.


A Composer in Africa by Stephanus Muller,Chris Walton

A Composer in Africa
  • Title : A Composer in Africa
  • Author : Stephanus Muller,Chris Walton
  • Publisher : AFRICAN SUN MeDIA
  • ISBN Code : 1920109048
  • Pages : 172
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  • Language : English
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Grové was arguably the first composer to incorporate Black African elements into the fabric of his music, venturing far beyond mere couleur locale to forge a creative synthesis of the indigenous and the "Western". His vast oeuvre encompasses every genre, from opera and ballet to chamber music, orchestral works and song. But he is also a fine essayist, and his short fiction has received praise from André P. Brink. This is the first study of its kind to be devoted to a South African composer.


The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics by Peter A. Singer,A. M. Viens

The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics
  • Title : The Cambridge Textbook of Bioethics
  • Author : Peter A. Singer,A. M. Viens
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1139468219
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Medicine and health care generate many bioethical problems and dilemmas that are of great academic, professional and public interest. This comprehensive resource is designed as a succinct yet authoritative text and reference for clinicians, bioethicists, and advanced students seeking a better understanding of ethics problems in the clinical setting. Each chapter illustrates an ethical problem that might be encountered in everyday practice; defines the concepts at issue; examines their implications from the perspectives of ethics, law and policy; and then provides a practical resolution. There are 10 key sections presenting the most vital topics and clinically relevant areas of modern bioethics. International, interdisciplinary authorship and cross-cultural orientation ensure suitability for a worldwide audience. This book will assist all clinicians in making well-reasoned and defensible decisions by developing their awareness of ethical considerations and teaching the analytical skills to deal with them effectively.


Art and Intercultural Dialogue by Susana Gonçalves,Suzanne Majhanovich

Art and Intercultural Dialogue
  • Title : Art and Intercultural Dialogue
  • Author : Susana Gonçalves,Suzanne Majhanovich
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 9463004238
  • Pages : 285
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  • Language : English
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How can art act as an intercultural mediator for dialogue? In order to scrutinize this question, relevant theoretical ideas are discussed and artistic intervention projects examined so as to highlight its cultural, political, economic, social, and transformational impacts. This thought-provoking work reveals why art is needed to help multicultural neighbourhoods and societies be sustainable, as well as united by diversity. This edited collection underlines the significance of arts and media as a tool of understanding, mediation, and communication across and beyond cultures. The chapters with a variety of conceptual and methodological approaches from particular contexts demonstrate the complexity in the dynamics of (inter)cultural communication, culture, identity, arts, and media. Overall, the collection encourages readers to consider themselves as agents of the communication process promoting dialogue.


All About Love by bell hooks

All About Love
  • Title : All About Love
  • Author : bell hooks
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • ISBN Code : 0062862170
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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THE ACCLAIMED FIRST VOLUME IN HER "LOVE SONG TO THE NATION" “The word ‘love’ is most often defined as a noun, yet . . . we would all love better if we used it as a verb,” writes bell hooks as she comes out fighting and on fire in All About Love. Here, at her most provocative and intensely personal, the renowned scholar, cultural critic, and feminist skewers our view of love as romance. In its place she offers a proactive new ethic for a people and a society bereft with lovelessness. As Bell Hooks uses her incisive mind and razor-sharp pen to explore the question “What is love?” her answers strike at both the mind and heart. In thirteen concise chapters, hooks examines her own search for emotional connection and society’s failure to provide a model for learning to love. Razing the cultural paradigm that the ideal love is infused with sex and desire, she provides a new path to love that is sacred, redemptive, and healing for individuals and for a nation. The Utne Reader declared bell hooks one of the “100 Visionaries Who Can Change Your Life.” All About Love is a powerful affirmation of just how profoundly she can.


Self-Insight by David Dunning

Self-Insight
  • Title : Self-Insight
  • Author : David Dunning
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 1135432759
  • Pages : 244
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  • Language : English
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People base thousands of choices across a lifetime on the views they hold of their skill and moral character, yet a growing body of research in psychology shows that such self-views are often misguided or misinformed. Anyone who has dealt with others in the classroom, in the workplace, in the medical office, or on the therapist’s couch has probably experienced people whose opinions of themselves depart from the objectively possible. This book outlines some of the common errors that people make when they evaluate themselves. It also describes the many psychological barriers - some that people build by their own hand - that prevent individuals from achieving self-insight about their ability and character. The first section of the book focuses on mistaken views of competence, and explores why people often remain blissfully unaware of their incompetence and personality flaws. The second section focuses on faulty views of character, and explores why people tend to perceive they are more unique and special than they really are, why people tend to possess inflated opinions of their moral fiber that are not matched by their deeds, and why people fail to anticipate the impact that emotions have on their choices and actions. The book will be of great interest to students and researchers in social, personality, and cognitive psychology, but, through the accessibility of its writing style, it will also appeal to those outside of academic psychology with an interest in the psychological processes that lead to our self-insight.


The Intelligent Eye by David N. Perkins

The Intelligent Eye
  • Title : The Intelligent Eye
  • Author : David N. Perkins
  • Publisher : Getty Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9780892362745
  • Pages : 95
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  • Language : English
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The characteristics necessary to looking at art thoughtfully also characterize reflective thinking. Reflective thinking directs and manages experiential thinking. Reflective art viewing counters negative thinking dispositions of hasty, narrow, fuzzy, and sprawling thought by cultivating four habits: (1) taking time to look; (2) looking and thinking broadly; (3) thinking clearly and deeply; and (4) organizing thinking and looking. These strategies produce sound thought processes. (MM)


Digital Humanities Pedagogy by Brett D. Hirsch

Digital Humanities Pedagogy
  • Title : Digital Humanities Pedagogy
  • Author : Brett D. Hirsch
  • Publisher : Open Book Publishers
  • ISBN Code : 1909254258
  • Pages : 426
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  • Language : English
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"The essays in this collection offer a timely intervention in digital humanities scholarship, bringing together established and emerging scholars from a variety of humanities disciplines across the world. The first section offers views on the practical realities of teaching digital humanities at undergraduate and graduate levels, presenting case studies and snapshots of the authors' experiences alongside models for future courses and reflections on pedagogical successes and failures. The next section proposes strategies for teaching foundational digital humanities methods across a variety of scholarly disciplines, and the book concludes with wider debates about the place of digital humanities in the academy, from the field's cultural assumptions and social obligations to its political visions." (4e de couverture).


Applying the Science of Learning by Richard E. Mayer

Applying the Science of Learning
  • Title : Applying the Science of Learning
  • Author : Richard E. Mayer
  • Publisher : Prentice Hall
  • ISBN Code : 9780136117575
  • Pages : 134
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  • Language : English
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"For students studying ""education or psychology, for teachers or prospective teachers, and for instructional designers or instructors." "A concrete guide to the science of learning, instruction, and assessment written in a friendly tone and presented in a dynamic format. " The underlying premise of "Applying the Science of Learning "is that educators can better help students learn if they understand the processes through which student learning takes place. In this clear and concise first edition text, educational psychology scholar Richard Mayer teaches readers how to apply the science of learning through understanding the reciprocal relationships between learning, instruction, and assessment. Utilizing the significant advances in scientific learning research over the last 25 years, this introductory text identifies the features of science of learning that are most relevant to education, explores the possible prescriptions of these findings for instructional methods, and highlights the essentials of evaluating instructional effectiveness through assessment. "Applying the Science of Learning "is also presented in an easy-to-read modular design and with a conversational tone -- making it particularly student-friendly, whether it is being used as a supplement to a core textbook or as a standalone course textbook. Features: A concise and concentrated view of the field that covers the foundational ideas in learning, instruction, and assessment without overwhelming students or wasting words. A modular, multimedia approach organizes course material into two-page units with specific objectives, helpful graphics, and a welcoming design that helps readers organize and understand each concept. An emphasis on clear writing and concrete ideas makes learning easier for readers, especially by providing vocabulary definitions and specific examples. A personal and friendly tone instead of a formal, academic style make this book easier and more enjoyable to read. While few academic references clutter the text, key references and suggested readings are provided at the end of each section.


Exploring Business by Karen M. Collins

Exploring Business
  • Title : Exploring Business
  • Author : Karen M. Collins
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781453387115
  • Pages : 752
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  • Language : English
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Imperial Standard by Graham D. Taylor

Imperial Standard
  • Title : Imperial Standard
  • Author : Graham D. Taylor
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781773850351
  • Pages : 432
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  • Language : English
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For over 130 years, Imperial Oil dominated Canada's oil industry. Their 1947 discovery of crude oil in Leduc, Alberta transformed the industry and the country. But from 1899 onwards, two-thirds of the company was owned by an American giant, making Imperial Oil one of the largest foreign-controlled multinationals in Canada. Imperial Standard is the first full-scale history of Imperial Oil. It illuminates Imperial's longstanding connections to Standard Oil of New Jersey, also known as Exxon Mobil. Although this relationship was often beneficial to Imperial, allowing them access to technology and capital, it also came at a cost, causing Imperial to be assailed as the embodiment of foreign control of Canada's natural resources. Graham D. Taylor draws on an extensive collection of primary sources to explore the complex relationship between the two companies. This groundbreaking history provides unprecedented insight into one of Canada's most influential oil companies as it has grown and evolved with the industry itself.


Letters for the Living by Michael Blitz,C. Mark Hurlbert

Letters for the Living
  • Title : Letters for the Living
  • Author : Michael Blitz,C. Mark Hurlbert
  • Publisher : National Council of Teachers
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 181
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  • Language : English
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This book takes up issues of violence in the lives of college students and looks for possibilities of teaching composition as an act of peace making. Through a variety of writings, the book illustrates students' experiences on the city streets of New York and in the small mining and steel towns of western Pennsylvania. One section of the book reports on a project that linked one author/educator's (Hurlbert) research writing class and the other author/educator's (Blitz) freshman composition II class. In the semester-long project, the classes researched and wrote about their own neighborhoods and the neighborhoods of their interstate partners. The book states that these two groups of students taught each other about the places in which they live and the ways in which they live there, and in many cases, what each learned about the other was "shocking." It also shares with the reader letters in which the two author/educators reflect upon their work as teachers, in an effort to understand the personal and cultural implications of what students write and say. (Contains 101 references.) (NKA).


Running and Clicking by Sabine Schenk

Running and Clicking
  • Title : Running and Clicking
  • Author : Sabine Schenk
  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
  • ISBN Code : 3110272431
  • Pages : 241
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  • Language : English
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Running and Clicking examines how Future Narratives push against the confines of their medium: Studying Future Narratives in movies, interactive films, and other electronic media that allow for nodes, this volume demonstrates how the dividing line between film and game is progressively dissolved. Focused on traditional mass media, transitional media, and new media, it also touches on transmedial storytelling and virtual reality and offers a discussion of the political power of the imaginary and the twilight of Future Narratives in the post-human hegemony of the simulated real.


Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities by Diane F. Halpern

Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities
  • Title : Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities
  • Author : Diane F. Halpern
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • ISBN Code : 1136722831
  • Pages : 480
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  • Language : English
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This book critically examines research on the controversial topic of sex differences in cognitive abilities, with the aim of understanding where sex differences are found and where they are not. It can be used as a textbook, and also informs parents, teachers, and policymakers about the ways in the sexes are different and similar.


Information Literacy: Key to an Inclusive Society by Serap Kurbanoğlu,Joumana Boustany,Sonja Špiranec,Esther Grassian,Diane Mizrachi,Loriene Roy,Tolga Çakmak

Information Literacy: Key to an Inclusive Society
  • Title : Information Literacy: Key to an Inclusive Society
  • Author : Serap Kurbanoğlu,Joumana Boustany,Sonja Špiranec,Esther Grassian,Diane Mizrachi,Loriene Roy,Tolga Çakmak
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319521624
  • Pages : 742
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This book constitutes revised selected papers from the 4th European Conference on Information Literacy, ECIL 2016, held in Prague, Czech Republic, in October 2016. The 52 full and 19 short papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 259 submissions. They were organized in topical sections named: inclusive society and democracy; employability and workplace; various literacies; reading preference: print vs electronic; theoretical aspects; higher education; discipline based studies; research methods; children and youth; country based studies; academic libraries; librarians; and teaching methods and instruction.


Diversity and Inclusion in Global Higher Education by Sanger

Diversity and Inclusion in Global Higher Education
  • Title : Diversity and Inclusion in Global Higher Education
  • Author : Sanger
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • ISBN Code : 9811516286
  • Pages : 304
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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This open access book offers pioneering insights and practical methods for promoting diversity and inclusion in higher education classrooms and curricula. It highlights the growing importance of international education programs in Asia and the value of understanding student diversity in a changing, evermore interconnected world. The book explores diversity across physical, psychological and cogitative traits, socio-economic backgrounds, value systems, traditions and emerging identities, as well as diverse expectations around teaching, grading, and assessment. Chapters detail significant trends in active learning pedagogy, writing programs, language acquisition, and implications for teaching in the liberal arts, adult learners, girls and women, and Confucian heritage communities. A quality, relevant, 21st Century education should address multifaceted and intersecting forms of diversity to equip students for deep life-long learning inside and outside the classroom. This timely volume provides a unique toolkit for educators, policy-makers, and professional development experts.


Understanding Media and Culture by N.A

Understanding Media and Culture
  • Title : Understanding Media and Culture
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781641760584
  • Pages : 314
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Armed Conflict Survey 2017 by The International The International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS),International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)

Armed Conflict Survey 2017
  • Title : Armed Conflict Survey 2017
  • Author : The International The International Institute of Strategic Studies (IISS),International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS)
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781857439144
  • Pages : 365
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Armed Conflict Survey provides in-depth analysis of the political, military and humanitarian dimensions of all major armed conflicts, as well as data on fatalities, refugees and internally displaced persons. Compiled by the IISS, publisher of The Military Balance, it is the standard reference work on contemporary conflict. The book assesses key developments in 36 high-, medium- and low-intensity conflicts, including those in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Israel�Palestine, Southern Thailand, Colombia and Ukraine. The Armed Conflict Survey features essays by some of the world�s leading experts on armed conflict, including Mats Berdal, Elisabeth Jean Wood, Julia Bleckner, Nelly Lahoud, William Reno and Carrie Manning. They write on: � UN peacekeeping; � conflict-related sexual violence; � the Islamic State�s shifting narrative; � the changing foundations of governance by armed groups; and � rebel-to-party transitions. The authors� discussion of principal thematic and cross-national trends complements the detailed analysis of each conflict at the core of the book. The Armed Conflict Survey also includes maps, infographics and multi-year data, as well as the IISS Chart of Conflict.


Seams Unlikely by Nancy Zieman,Marjorie L. Russell

Seams Unlikely
  • Title : Seams Unlikely
  • Author : Nancy Zieman,Marjorie L. Russell
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780988478961
  • Pages : 301
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

The autobiography of seamstress Nancy Zieman.


Beulah Bondi 87 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Beulah Bondi by Stephen Waller

Beulah Bondi 87 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Beulah Bondi
  • Title : Beulah Bondi 87 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Beulah Bondi
  • Author : Stephen Waller
  • Publisher : Emereo Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781488555503
  • Pages : 82
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

The Real Beulah Bondi. This book is your ultimate resource for Beulah Bondi. Here you will find the most up-to-date 87 Success Facts, Information, and much more. In easy to read chapters, with extensive references and links to get you to know all there is to know about Beulah Bondi's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: The Shepherd of the Hills (film) - Cast, Remember the Night - Cast, Of Human Hearts - Cast, Penny Serenade - Reception, Academy Award for Best Actress - Multiple nominations for Best Actress and Best Supporting Actress combined, List of American actresses - B, Our Town (1940 film), Make Way for Tomorrow - Cast, So Dear to My Heart - Plot, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series - 1970s, And Now Tomorrow - Cast, The Southerner (1945 film) - Cast, The Unholy Wife - Cast, Jan Clayton - Career, One Foot in Heaven - Plot, Back from Eternity - Plot, The Very Thought of You (film) - Cast, Street Scene (1931 film), Tonight We Raid Calais (film) - Cast, A Summer Place (film) - Cast, On Borrowed Time - Reception, Registered Nurse (film) - Cast, The Snake Pit, The Unholy Wife - Plot, Watch on the Rhine - Cast, The Trail of the Lonesome Pine (1936 film) - Cast, Street Scene (1931 film) - Cast, The Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm - Cast, The Sisters (1938 film) - Cast, Mr. Soft Touch - Cast, Beulah Bondi, On Borrowed Time - Cast, The Furies (film) - Cast, On Borrowed Time - Plot, Vivacious Lady - Production, Hollywood Canteen - Volunteers, Tammy Tell Me True - Cast, Maid of Salem - Cast, Tammy and the Doctor - Cast, Rain (1932 film) - Cast, Wagon Train - Notable guest stars, and much more...


The Death of Superman by Dan Jurgens,Jon Bogdanove

The Death of Superman
  • Title : The Death of Superman
  • Author : Dan Jurgens,Jon Bogdanove
  • Publisher : Dc Comics
  • ISBN Code : 9781563890970
  • Pages : 168
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Superman meets his end while confronting a mysterious, and seemingly indestructible, adversary called Doomsday


Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa by Erik Doxtader

Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa
  • Title : Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa
  • Author : Erik Doxtader
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 478
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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What are the political roots of South Africa's truth and reconciliation commission (TRC)? By what means did the Commission endeavor to understand South Africa's violent past and promote a spirit of national unity?


L. Ron Hubbard by Bent Corydon,Brian Ambry

L. Ron Hubbard
  • Title : L. Ron Hubbard
  • Author : Bent Corydon,Brian Ambry
  • Publisher : Barricade Books Incorporated
  • ISBN Code : 9781569800096
  • Pages : 464
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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An in-depth biography that tells the no holds barred story of Hubbard the scam artist and his Church of Scientology.


Field Guide to Project Management by David I. Cleland

Field Guide to Project Management
  • Title : Field Guide to Project Management
  • Author : David I. Cleland
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons Incorporated
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 635
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Music, Health and Wellbeing by Naomi Sunderland,Natalie Lewandowski,Dan Bendrups,Brydie-Leigh Bartleet

Music, Health and Wellbeing
  • Title : Music, Health and Wellbeing
  • Author : Naomi Sunderland,Natalie Lewandowski,Dan Bendrups,Brydie-Leigh Bartleet
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • ISBN Code : 9781349957859
  • Pages : 303
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This book explores the power music has to address health inequalities and the social determinants of health and wellbeing. It examines music participation as a determinant of wellbeing and as a transformative tool to impact on wider social, cultural and environmental conditions. Uniquely, in this volume health and wellbeing outcomes are conceptualised on a continuum, with potential effects identified in relation to individual participants, their communities but also society at large. While arts therapy approaches have a clear place in the text, the emphasis is on music making outside of clinical contexts and the broader roles musicians, music facilitators and educators can play in enhancing wellbeing in a range of settings beyond the therapy room. This innovative edited collection will be of great interest to scholars and practitioners of music, social services, medical humanities, education and the broader health field in the social and medical sciences.