Nicolas Cage 162 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Nicolas Cage by Mildred Ware

Nicolas Cage 162 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Nicolas Cage
  • Title : Nicolas Cage 162 Success Facts - Everything You Need to Know about Nicolas Cage
  • Author : Mildred Ware
  • Publisher : Emereo Publishing
  • ISBN Code : 9781488547119
  • Pages : 216
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The Real Nicolas Cage. This book is your ultimate resource for Nicolas Cage. Here you will find the most up-to-date 162 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 Nicolas Cage's Early life, Career and Personal life right away. A quick look inside: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame - Entertainment, 2003 in film - L-Q, Razzie Award for Worst Actor - 2010s, Next (2007 film) - Cast, Corinne Day - Documentary work, 1987 in film - Notable films released in 1987, American Cinematheque - Programming, Basic Instinct - Production, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Ghost Rider (2007 film) - Production, Peggy Sue Got Married, Kiss of Death (1995 film) - Cast, Birdy (film) - Cast, California State University, Long Beach - Notable people, Laura Dern - Relationships and family, Mail Online - Claimed inaccuracies and controversies, Allison Lohman - Career, Robert Towne - Film, Peggy Sue Got Married - Cast, Frankie Rayder - Personal life, Culver City, California - Movie and television production, The Ghost Writer (film) - Production, Alessandro Nivola - Career, Kick-Ass (comic), Peggy Sue Got Married - Plot, American Psycho (film) - Production, Amy Heckerling - Career, Snake Eyes (film), 1999 in film - A-D, Astro Boy (film) - Cast, G-Force (film) - Cast, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, Delphine LaLaurie - LaLaurie Mansion, Gina Gershon - Career, Three Kings (1999 film) - Casting, The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010 film), Mena Suvari - International success, 1999-2006, Sam Peckinpah - Parodies, Christmas Carol: The Movie - Voice cast, Next (2007 film) - Production, and much more...


Snake Eyes by Haunt Me Studio

Snake Eyes
  • Title : Snake Eyes
  • Author : Haunt Me Studio
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780992886295
  • Pages : 32
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Nicolas Cage? What a guy. Whether he's kidnapping children, boosting jazzy cars or fighting brutal criminals on a plane, up in the skies - He does it in a unique style which is so, well, Cage-ian. Snake Eyes is our illustrated homage, an activity book full of puzzles, games, colouring in pages, amazing illustrations and the best of times.


The Wisdom of Nicolas Cage by N.A

The Wisdom of Nicolas Cage
  • Title : The Wisdom of Nicolas Cage
  • Author : N.A
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780995578050
  • Pages : 48
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  • Language : English
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Nicolas Cage, who better to turn to for advice in a world so crazy and upside we feel like we have nowhere left to go. In a time of instability, turmoil and unpredictability we offer you the words of Nicolas Cage which are so crazy, they might just shed a light on a new path. These Cage-ian quotes comes as inspiration, as advice and as an abstract pattern for our everyday use. Take them to heart and let them inspire you to lead a freakier life. Throughout they are illustrated by Verity Slade.


The Story of My Life by Helen Keller

The Story of My Life
  • Title : The Story of My Life
  • Author : Helen Keller
  • Publisher : Om Books International
  • ISBN Code : 9385609394
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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“...every one who wishes to gain true knowledge must climb the Hill Difficulty alone, and since there is no royal road to the summit, I must zigzag it in my own way. I slip back many times, I fall, I stand still, I run against the edge of hidden obstacles, I lose my temper and find it again and keep it better, I trudge on, I gain a little, I feel encouraged, I get more eager and climb higher and begin to see the widening horizon. Every struggle is a victory. One more effort and I reach the luminous cloud, the blue depths of the sky, the uplands of my desire.” HELEN KELLER was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. At nineteen months old an acute illness nearly took her life and left her deaf and blind. At the recommendation of Alexander Graham Bell, her parents contacted the Perkins Institute for the Blind in Boston, and Anne Sullivan was sent to tutor Helen. The story of their early years together, and of Helen’s remarkable psychological and intellectual growth, is told in The Story of My Life, which first appeared in installments in Ladies’ Home Journal in 1902. With Anne Sullivan, “Teacher,” at her side, Helen Keller graduated from Radcliffe College in 1904, an extraordinary accomplishment for any woman of her time. Helen was dedicated to helping the blind and handicapped, raising funds for the American Foundation for the Blind and lobbying for commissions for the blind in thirty states. A women’s rights activist, a Swedenborgian, a socialist, and a world-famous celebrity, Helen Keller received the Presidential Medal of Freedom and many honorary degrees. Her other books include The World I Live In (1908), Midstream: My Later Life (1929), Helen Keller’s Journal (1938), and Let Us Have Faith (1940). She died in 1968. Her burial urn is in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.


The Road to Results by Linda G. Morra-Imas,Linda G. Morra,Ray C. Rist

The Road to Results
  • Title : The Road to Results
  • Author : Linda G. Morra-Imas,Linda G. Morra,Ray C. Rist
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 0821379119
  • Pages : 582
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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'The Road to Results: Designing and Conducting Effective Development Evaluations' presents concepts and procedures for evaluation in a development context. It provides procedures and examples on how to set up a monitoring and evaluation system, how to conduct participatory evaluations and do social mapping, and how to construct a "rigorous" quasi-experimental design to answer an impact question. The text begins with the context of development evaluation and how it arrived where it is today. It then discusses current issues driving development evaluation, such as the Millennium Development Goals and the move from simple project evaluations to the broader understandings of complex evaluations. The topics of implementing 'Results-based Measurement and Evaluation' and constructing a 'Theory of Change' are emphasized throughout the text. Next, the authors take the reader down 'the road to results, ' presenting procedures for evaluating projects, programs, and policies by using a 'Design Matrix' to help map the process. This road includes: determining the overall approach, formulating questions, selecting designs, developing data collection instruments, choosing a sampling strategy, and planning data analysis for qualitative, quantitative, and mixed method evaluations. The book also includes discussions on conducting complex evaluations, how to manage evaluations, how to present results, and ethical behavior--including principles, standards, and guidelines. The final chapter discusses the future of development evaluation. This comprehensive text is an essential tool for those involved in development evaluation.


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.


How Change Happens by Duncan Green

How Change Happens
  • Title : How Change Happens
  • Author : Duncan Green
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0198785399
  • Pages : 192
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  • Language : English
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Human society is full of would-be "change agents," a restless mix of campaigners, lobbyists, and officials, both individuals and organizations, set on transforming the world. They want to improve public services, reform laws and regulations, guarantee human rights, get a fairer deal for those on the sharp end, achieve greater recognition for any number of issues, or simply be treated with respect. Striking then, why so many universities lack programs for social activists, to which students can turn for advice and inspiration. Instead, scholarly discussions of change are fragmented with few conversations crossing disciplinary boundaries, rarely making it onto the radar of those actively seeking change. This book bridges the gap between academia and practice, bringing together the best research from a range of academic disciplines and the evolving practical understanding of activists to explore the topic of social and political change. Drawing on many first-hand examples from the global experience of Oxfam, one of the world's largest social justice NGOs, as well as the author's insights from studying and working on international development, it tests ideas on how change happens and offers the latest thinking on what works to achieve progressive change.


Just a Dog by Arnold Arluke

Just a Dog
  • Title : Just a Dog
  • Author : Arnold Arluke
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9781592134731
  • Pages : 231
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

How can we make sense of acts of cruelty towards animals?


Supporting Young Learners 3 by High,High/Scope Educational Research Foundation

Supporting Young Learners 3
  • Title : Supporting Young Learners 3
  • Author : High,High/Scope Educational Research Foundation
  • Publisher : High/Scope Foundation
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 413
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  • Language : English
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The High/Scope Curriculum is a developmentally based approach to early childhood education. This curriculum's "Extensions" newsletter, in which the articles in this collection first appeared, informs curriculum users about new development, relating to the High/Scope "open framework" curriculum. This collection divides the articles into eight chapters. Chapter 1, "Supportive Adult-Child Interaction," includes articles on encouraging group problem solving, rules and limits, persona dolls as discussion starters, and superhero play. Chapter 2, "Materials and Environments for Active Learners," considers computer use, materials for infants and toddlers, and gardening. Chapter 3, "Learning and Exploring throughout the Daily Routine," presents articles on arrivals and departures for infants and toddlers, reading throughout routines, small group interaction strategies, and pretend play. Chapter 4, "Key Experiences in the Preschool Classroom," contains articles on reading, message boards, promoting outdoor experiences, children's art, dramatic arts, and movement. Chapter 5, "Meeting the Needs of All Children," presents articles on supporting children's home language, classroom adaptations for children with special needs, and High/Scope strategies for specific disabilities. Chapter 6, "Active Learning in the Elementary Grades," focuses on hands-on materials, children's interests, drama, art, and parent-teacher conferences. Chapter 7, "Collaborating with Parents," includes articles on parent involvement opportunities, parent conferences, and involving parents in curriculum planning. Chapter 8, "Team Planning, Assessment, and Staff Development," contains articles on planning around children's interests, assessing program quality through classroom observations, and mentoring. Appended is a list of books and audiovisual material published by the High/Scope Press. (KB)


Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center by Carson Zimmerman

Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center
  • Title : Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cybersecurity Operations Center
  • Author : Carson Zimmerman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780692243107
  • Pages : N.A
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  • Language : English
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Ten Strategies of a World-Class Cyber Security Operations Center conveys MITRE's accumulated expertise on enterprise-grade computer network defense. It covers ten key qualities of leading Cyber Security Operations Centers (CSOCs), ranging from their structure and organization, to processes that best enable smooth operations, to approaches that extract maximum value from key CSOC technology investments. This book offers perspective and context for key decision points in structuring a CSOC, such as what capabilities to offer, how to architect large-scale data collection and analysis, and how to prepare the CSOC team for agile, threat-based response. If you manage, work in, or are standing up a CSOC, this book is for you. It is also available on MITRE's website, www.mitre.org.


Loyalty Schemes in Retailing by Nicolas Hoffmann

Loyalty Schemes in Retailing
  • Title : Loyalty Schemes in Retailing
  • Author : Nicolas Hoffmann
  • Publisher : Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der Wissenschaften
  • ISBN Code : 9783631638804
  • Pages : 291
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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To expand existing literature on loyalty schemes, the impact of stand-alone vs. multi-partner programs on customer loyalty was evaluated. In addition, the effects of store satisfaction, membership in competing programs, as well as various shopper characteristics were tested. Therefore, interviews were conducted with loyalty executives and a survey was carried out with 1,150 German customers of two fuel station chains. Stand-alone programs were found to outperform multi-partner schemes in their ability to trigger behavioral loyalty (e.g. share-of-wallet), attitudinal loyalty, and positive word-of-mouth. While program members showed significantly higher levels of loyalty than non-members, those of the stand-alone solution did so to an even greater extent than those of the coalition scheme.<BR> -Best Dissertation of 2011- by the WU - Vienna University of Economics and Business and Winner of the -Outstanding Award 2011- by the ECR Austria."


INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL by Harriet Jacobs

INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL
  • Title : INCIDENTS IN THE LIFE OF A SLAVE GIRL
  • Author : Harriet Jacobs
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • ISBN Code : 8027221404
  • Pages : 231
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  • Language : English
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"Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" was one of the first books to address the struggle for freedom by female slaves; explore their struggles with sexual harassment and abuse; and their effort to protect their roles as women and mothers. After being overshadowed by the Civil War, the novel was rediscovered in the late 20th century and since then hasn't been out of print ever. It is one of the seminal books written on the theme of slavery from a woman's point of view and appreciated worldwide academically as well. Excerpt: "Reader be assured this narrative is no fiction. I am aware that some of my adventures may seem incredible; but they are, nevertheless, strictly true. I have not exaggerated the wrongs inflicted by Slavery; on the contrary, my descriptions fall far short of the facts. I have concealed the names of places, and given persons fictitious names. I had no motive for secrecy on my own account, but I deemed it kind and considerate towards others to pursue this course...." Harriet Jacobs (1813–1897) was an African-American writer who was formerly a fugitive slave. To save her family and her own identity from being found out, she used the pseudonym of Linda Brent and wrote secretly during the night.


Being Digital by Nicholas Negroponte

Being Digital
  • Title : Being Digital
  • Author : Nicholas Negroponte
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • ISBN Code : 1101911824
  • Pages : 272
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  • Language : English
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In lively, mordantly witty prose, Negroponte decodes the mysteries--and debunks the hype--surrounding bandwidth, multimedia, virtual reality, and the Internet, and explains why such touted innovations as the fax and the CD-ROM are likely to go the way of the BetaMax. "Succinct and readable. . . . If you suffer from digital anxiety . . . here is a book that lays it all out for you."--Newsday.


Remains of the Soviet Past in Estonia by Francisco Martinez

Remains of the Soviet Past in Estonia
  • Title : Remains of the Soviet Past in Estonia
  • Author : Francisco Martinez
  • Publisher : UCL Press
  • ISBN Code : 1787353540
  • Pages : 282
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  • Language : English
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What happens to legacies that do not find any continuation? In Estonia, a new generation that does not remember the socialist era and is open to global influences has grown up. As a result, the impact of the Soviet memory in people’s conventional values is losing its effective power, opening new opportunities for repair and revaluation of the past. Francisco Martinez brings together a number of sites of interest to explore the vanquishing of the Soviet legacy in Estonia: the railway bazaar in Tallinn where concepts such as ‘market’ and ‘employment’ take on distinctly different meanings from their Western use; Linnahall, a grandiose venue, whose Soviet heritage now poses diffi cult questions of how to present the building’s history; Tallinn’s cityscape, where the social, spatial and temporal co-evolution of the city can be viewed and debated; Narva, a city that marks the border between the Russian Federation, NATO and the European Union, and represents a place of continual negotiation of belonging; and the new Estonian National Museum in Raadi, an area on the outskirts of Tartu, that has been turned into a memory field. The anthropological study of all these places shows that national identity and historical representations can be constructed in relation to waste and disrepair too, also demonstrating how we can understand generational change in a material sense. Praise for Remains of the Soviet Past in Estonia 'By adopting the tropes of ‘repair’ and ‘waste’, this book innovatively manages to link various material registers from architecture, intergenerational relations, affect and museums with ways of making the past present. Through a rigorous yet transdisciplinary method, Martínez brings together different scales and contexts that would often be segregated out. In this respect, the ethnography unfolds a deep and nuanced analysis, providing a useful comparative and insightful account of the processes of repair and waste making in all their material, social and ontological dimensions.' Victor Buchli, Professor of Material Culture at UCL 'This book comprises an endearingly transdisciplinary ethnography of postsocialist material culture and social change in Estonia. Martínez creatively draws on a number of critical and cultural theorists, together with additional research on memory and political studies scholarship and the classics of anthropology. Grappling concurrently with time and space, the book offers a delightfully thick description of the material effects generated by the accelerated post-Soviet transformation in Estonia, inquiring into the generational specificities in experiencing and relating to the postsocialist condition through the conceptual anchors of wasted legacies and repair. This book defies disciplinary boundaries and shows how an attention to material relations and affective infrastructures might reinvigorate political theory.' Maria Mälksoo, Senior Lecturer, Brussels School of International Studies at the University of Kent


The Youth Guide to the Ocean by Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

The Youth Guide to the Ocean
  • Title : The Youth Guide to the Ocean
  • Author : Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
  • Publisher : Food & Agriculture Org.
  • ISBN Code : 9251086478
  • Pages : 262
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  • Language : English
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This Ocean Guide was jointly developed by FAO and PML, with contributions from many other institutions. It is designed as an educational resource for schools, youth groups and other curious young learners. This fact-filled Guide explores the ocean from the coastal zones to the frozen poles, the deep sea to the open ocean. It takes a close look at the physical features and natural processes that shape the incredible plant and animal life to be found underwater as well as life-forms exposed by the tides. It also demonstrates the many benefits the ocean provides us, discusses the negatives impacts we unfortunately have on the ocean and explains how good management can help protect and conserve the ocean and ocean life. At the end of the Guide, inspiring examples of youth-led initiatives are provided, and an easy-to-follow action plan aims to help YOU develop your own ocean conservation activities and projects.


Moving Out of Poverty by Deepa Narayan,Patti Petesch

Moving Out of Poverty
  • Title : Moving Out of Poverty
  • Author : Deepa Narayan,Patti Petesch
  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • ISBN Code : 9780821381120
  • Pages : 576
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  • Language : English
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There is no peace with hunger. Only promises and promises and no fulfillment. If there is no job, there is no peace. If there is nothing to cook in the pot, there is no peace. - Oscar, a 57-year-old man, El Gorri n, Colombia They want to construct their houses near the road, and they cannot do that if they do not have peace with their enemies. So peace and the road have developed a symbiotic relation. One cannot live without the other. . . . - A community leader from a conflict-affected community on the island of Mindanao, Philippines Most conflict studies focus on the national level, but this volume focuses on the community level. It explores how communities experience and recover from violent conflict, and the surprising opportunities that can emerge for poor people to move out of poverty in these harsh contexts. 'Rising from the Ashes of Conflict' reveals how poor people s mobility is shaped by local democracy, people s associations, aid strategies, and the local economic environment in over 100 communities in seven conflict-affected countries, including Afghanistan. The findings suggest the need to rethink postconflict development assistance. This is the fourth volume in a series derived from the Moving Out of Poverty study, which explores mobility from the perspectives of poor people in more than 500 communities across 15 countries.


Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution by Nancy W. Gleason

Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Title : Higher Education in the Era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  • Author : Nancy W. Gleason
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 9811301948
  • Pages : 229
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

This open access collection examines how higher education responds to the demands of the automation economy and the fourth industrial revolution. Considering significant trends in how people are learning, coupled with the ways in which different higher education institutions and education stakeholders are implementing adaptations, it looks at new programs and technological advances that are changing how and why we teach and learn. The book addresses trends in liberal arts integration of STEM innovations, the changing role of libraries in the digital age, global trends in youth mobility, and the development of lifelong learning programs. This is coupled with case study assessments of the various ways China, Singapore, South Africa and Costa Rica are preparing their populations for significant shifts in labour market demands – shifts that are already underway. Offering examples of new frameworks in which collaboration between government, industry, and higher education institutions can prevent lagging behind in this fast changing environment, this book is a key read for anyone wanting to understand how the world should respond to the radical technological shifts underway on the frontline of higher education.


Architecture and Modern Literature by David Spurr

Architecture and Modern Literature
  • Title : Architecture and Modern Literature
  • Author : David Spurr
  • Publisher : University of Michigan Press
  • ISBN Code : 0472051717
  • Pages : 285
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Exploring the related cultural forms of architecture and literature in the modern era


John Cage and Peter Yates by Martin Iddon

John Cage and Peter Yates
  • Title : John Cage and Peter Yates
  • Author : Martin Iddon
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN Code : 1108480063
  • Pages : 330
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

The last - and largest - of Cage's most important formative exchanges of letters, discussing music criticism and questions of aesthetics.


The Modern Fairy Tale by Paul Jordan

The Modern Fairy Tale
  • Title : The Modern Fairy Tale
  • Author : Paul Jordan
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789949325580
  • Pages : 150
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  • Language : English
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This book provides a unique and intriguing insight into current debates concerning the relationship between nation and state as well as the political management of international image in today's Europe through an examination of debates on nation branding and the Eurovision Song Contest. Europe is a contested construct and its boundaries are subject to redefinition. This work aims to advance critical thinking about contemporary nation branding and its relationship to, and influence on, nation building. In particular it focusses on key identity debates that the Eurovision Song Contest engendered in Estonia in the run-up to EU accession. The Eurovision Song Contest is an event which is often dismissed as musically and culturally inferior. However, this work demonstrates that it has the capacity to shed light on key identity debates and illuminate wider socio-political issues. Using a series of in-depth interviews with political elites, media professionals and opinion leaders, this book is a valuable contribution to the growing field of research on nation branding and the Eurovision Song Contest.


Encounter Images in the Meetings Between Africa and Europe by Mai Palmberg

Encounter Images in the Meetings Between Africa and Europe
  • Title : Encounter Images in the Meetings Between Africa and Europe
  • Author : Mai Palmberg
  • Publisher : Nordic Africa Institute
  • ISBN Code : 9789171064783
  • Pages : 278
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Positive images of Africa contrast with negative images of misery, war and catastrophes often conveyed by the mass media. This selection of papers debate the images and stereotypes of Africa.


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.


The Glass Cage by Nicholas Carr

The Glass Cage
  • Title : The Glass Cage
  • Author : Nicholas Carr
  • Publisher : Random House
  • ISBN Code : 1473511089
  • Pages : 288
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  • Language : English
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In The Glass Cage, Pulitzer Prize nominee and bestselling author Nicholas Carr shows how the most important decisions of our lives are now being made by machines and the radical effect this is having on our ability to learn and solve problems. In May 2009 an Airbus A330 passenger jet equipped with the latest ‘glass cockpit’ controls plummeted 30,000 feet into the Atlantic. The reason for the crash: the autopilot had routinely switched itself off. In fact, automation is everywhere – from the thermostat in our homes and the GPS in our phones to the algorithms of High Frequency Trading and self-driving cars. We now use it to diagnose patients, educate children, evaluate criminal evidence and fight wars. But psychological studies show that we perform best when fully involved in a task, while the principle of automation – that humans are inefficient – is self-fulfilling. The glass cockpit is becoming a glass cage. In this utterly engrossing exposé, bestselling writer Nicholas Carr reveals how automation is affecting our ability to solve problems, forge memories and acquire skills. Rather than rejecting technology, Carr argues that we must urgently rethink its role in our lives, using it to enhance rather than diminish the extraordinary abilities that make us human.


Comets and the Horns of Moses by Laura Knight-Jadczyk

Comets and the Horns of Moses
  • Title : Comets and the Horns of Moses
  • Author : Laura Knight-Jadczyk
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781897244838
  • Pages : 418
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  • Language : English
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Laura Knight-Jadczyk's series, The Secret History of the World, is one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken to provide a cogent, comprehensive account of humanity's true history and place in the cosmos. Following the great unifying vision of the Stoic Posidonius, Laura weaves together the study of history, mythology, religion, psychology and physics, revealing a view of the world that is both rational and breathtaking in its all-encompassing scope. This second volume, Comets and the Horns of Moses, (written in concert with several following volumes soon to be released) picks up the dangling threads of volume one with an analysis of the Biblical character of Moses -- his possible true history and nature -- and the cyclical nature of cosmic catastrophes in Earth's history. Laura skillfully tracks the science of comets, revealing evidence for the fundamentally electrical and electromagnetic nature of these celestial bodies and how they have repeatedly wreaked havoc and destruction on our planet over the course of human history. Even more startling however, is the evidence that comets and cometary fragments have played a central role in the formation of human myth and legend and the very concept of a 'god'. As she expertly navigates her way through the labyrinth of history, Laura uncovers the secret knowledge of comets that has been hidden in the great myths, ancient astronomy (and astrology) and the works of the Greek philosophers. Concluding with a look at the political and psychological implications of cyclical cometary catastrophes and what they portend for humanity today, Comets and the Horns of Moses is a marvel of original thought and keen detective work that will rock the foundations of your understanding of the world you live in, and no doubt ruffle the feathers of the many academics who still cling to an outdated and blinkered view of history.


"A Good Man is Hard to Find" by Flannery O'Connor

  • Title : "A Good Man is Hard to Find"
  • Author : Flannery O'Connor
  • Publisher : Rutgers University Press
  • ISBN Code : 9780813519777
  • Pages : 180
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  • Language : English
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Summary:

Presents a chronology of the life of author Flannery O'Conner, comments and letters by the author about the story, and a series of ten critical essays by noted authors about her work.


Artificial Intelligence by Stuart Russell,Peter Norvig

Artificial Intelligence
  • Title : Artificial Intelligence
  • Author : Stuart Russell,Peter Norvig
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • ISBN Code : 9781537600314
  • Pages : 626
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date introduction to the theory and practice of artificial intelligence. Number one in its field, this textbook is ideal for one or two-semester, undergraduate or graduate-level courses in Artificial Intelligence.


The Four by Scott Galloway

The Four
  • Title : The Four
  • Author : Scott Galloway
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • ISBN Code : 0735213658
  • Pages : 310
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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In his highly provocative first book, Scott Galloway pulls back the curtain on exactly how Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google built their massive empires. While the media spins tales about superior products and designs, and the power of technological innovation, Galloway exposes the truth: none of these four are first movers technologically - they've either copied, stolen, or acquired their ideas. Readers will come away with fresh, game -changing insights about what it takes to win in today's economy. Print run 125,000.


Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity by Newton Lee

Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity
  • Title : Counterterrorism and Cybersecurity
  • Author : Newton Lee
  • Publisher : Springer
  • ISBN Code : 3319172441
  • Pages : 489
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From 9/11 to Charlie Hebdo along with Sony-pocalypse and DARPA's $2 million Cyber Grand Challenge, this book examines counterterrorism and cyber security history, strategies and technologies from a thought-provoking approach that encompasses personal experiences, investigative journalism, historical and current events, ideas from thought leaders and the make-believe of Hollywood such as 24, Homeland and The Americans. President Barack Obama also said in his 2015 State of the Union address, "We are making sure our government integrates intelligence to combat cyber threats, just as we have done to combat terrorism. In this new edition, there are seven completely new chapters, including three new contributed chapters by healthcare chief information security officer Ray Balut and Jean C. Stanford, DEF CON speaker Philip Polstra and security engineer and Black Hat speaker Darren Manners, as well as new commentaries by communications expert Andy Marken and DEF CON speaker Emily Peed. The book offers practical advice for businesses, governments and individuals to better secure the world and protect cyberspace.


Humiliation, Degradation, Dehumanization by Paulus Kaufmann,Hannes Kuch,Christian Neuhaeuser,Elaine Webster

Humiliation, Degradation, Dehumanization
  • Title : Humiliation, Degradation, Dehumanization
  • Author : Paulus Kaufmann,Hannes Kuch,Christian Neuhaeuser,Elaine Webster
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN Code : 9789048196616
  • Pages : 266
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Degradation, dehumanization, instrumentalization, humiliation, and nonrecognition – these concepts point to ways in which we understand human beings to be violated in their dignity. Violations of human dignity are brought about by concrete practices and conditions; some commonly acknowledged, such as torture and rape, and others more contested, such as poverty and exclusion. This volume collates reflections on such concepts and a range of practices, deepening our understanding of human dignity and its violation, bringing to the surface interrelationships and commonalities, and pointing to the values that are thereby shown to be in danger. In presenting a streamlined discussion from a negative perspective, complemented by conclusions for a positive account of human dignity, the book is at once a contribution to the body of literature on what dignity is and how it should be protected as well as constituting an alternative, fresh and focused perspective relevant to this significant recurring debate. As the concept of human dignity itself crosses disciplinary boundaries, this is mirrored in the unique range of perspectives brought by the book’s European and American contributors – in philosophy and ethics, law, human rights, literature, cultural studies and interdisciplinary research. This volume will be of interest to social and moral philosophers, legal and human rights theorists, practitioners and students.


Treasured Possessions by Haidy Geismar

Treasured Possessions
  • Title : Treasured Possessions
  • Author : Haidy Geismar
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • ISBN Code : 0822399709
  • Pages : 321
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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What happens when ritual practitioners from a small Pacific nation make an intellectual property claim to bungee jumping? When a German company successfully sues to defend its trademark of a Māori name? Or when UNESCO deems ephemeral sand drawings to be "intangible cultural heritage"? In Treasured Possessions, Haidy Geismar examines how global forms of cultural and intellectual property are being redefined by everyday people and policymakers in two markedly different Pacific nations. The New Hebrides, a small archipelago in Melanesia managed jointly by Britain and France until 1980, is now the independent nation-state of Vanuatu, with a population that is more than 95 percent indigenous. New Zealand, by contrast, is a settler state and former British colony that engages with its entangled Polynesian and British heritage through an ethos of "biculturalism" that is meant to involve an indigenous population of just 15 percent. Alternative notions of property, resources, and heritage—informed by distinct national histories—are emerging in both countries. These property claims are advanced in national and international settings, but they emanate from specific communities and cultural landscapes, and they are grounded in an awareness of ancestral power and inheritance. They reveal intellectual and cultural property to be not only legal constructs but also powerful ways of asserting indigenous identities and sovereignties.


Journey Into Dialogic Pedagogy by Eugene Matusov

Journey Into Dialogic Pedagogy
  • Title : Journey Into Dialogic Pedagogy
  • Author : Eugene Matusov
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9781606925355
  • Pages : 483
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The author came to the decision to embark on this journey into dialogic pedagogy when he firmly realised that education is essentially dialogic. It is not that pedagogy should be dialogic -- he rather argues that it is always dialogic. This is true whether the participants in it, or outside observers of it, realise it or not -- and even when the participants are resistant to dialogue. This statement is in contrast with views that promote dialogic interaction in the classroom as a form of instruction. This conceptualisation contrasts with views that dialogic interaction or conversational instruction are more effective instructional means in comparison to, let's say, a more monologic genre of instruction such as a lecture or a demonstration. This statement is also in contrast with views that assume dialogue is a pedagogical instrument that can be turned on and off. He argues that whatever teachers and students do (or not do) whether in their classrooms or beyond it, they are locked in dialogic relations.


50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays by Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe

50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays
  • Title : 50 Successful Ivy League Application Essays
  • Author : Gen Tanabe,Kelly Tanabe
  • Publisher : Supercollege Llc
  • ISBN Code : 9781617600043
  • Pages : 221
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

"Contains 50 essays with analysis from successful Ivy League applicants, tips on how to select the best topic, what Ivy League admission officers want to see in your essay, 25 mistakes that guarantee failure and tips from Ivy League students on how to write a successful essay"--


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
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • 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.


The History of Mexican Journalism by Henry Lepidus

The History of Mexican Journalism
  • Title : The History of Mexican Journalism
  • Author : Henry Lepidus
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 87
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Steps to Writing Well with Additional Readings by Jean Wyrick

Steps to Writing Well with Additional Readings
  • Title : Steps to Writing Well with Additional Readings
  • Author : Jean Wyrick
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • ISBN Code : 9781428292055
  • Pages : 740
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

Reliable and straightforward, this text has helped thousands of students learn to write well. Jean Wyrick's rhetorically organized STEPS TO WRITING WELL WITH ADDITIONAL READINGS is known for its student-friendly tone and the clear way it presents the basics of essay writing in an easy-to-follow progression of useful lessons and activities. Through straightforward advice and thoughtful assignments, the text gives students the practice they need to approach writing well-constructed essays with confidence. With Wyrick's precise instruction and the book's professional samples by both well-known classic and contemporary writers, STEPS TO WRITING WELL WITH ADDITIONAL READINGS sets students on a solid path to writing success. Everything students need to begin, organize, and revise writing--from choosing a topic to developing the essay to polishing prose--is right here! In the eighth edition, Wyrick updates and refines the book's successful approach, adding useful new discussions, readings, exercises, essay assignments, and visual images for analysis.


Unintended Consequences of Peacekeeping Operations by United Nations University

Unintended Consequences of Peacekeeping Operations
  • Title : Unintended Consequences of Peacekeeping Operations
  • Author : United Nations University
  • Publisher : United Nations Univ
  • ISBN Code :
  • Pages : 292
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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The deployment of a large number of soldiers, police officers and civilian personnel inevitably has various effects on the host society and economy, not all of which are in keeping with the peacekeeping mandate and intent or are easily discernible prior to the intervention. This book is one of the first attempts to improve our understanding of unintended consequences of peacekeeping operations, by bringing together field experiences and academic analysis. The aim of the book is not to discredit peace operations but rather to improve the way in which such operations are planned and managed.


From Media Hype to Twitter Storm by Peter Vasterman

From Media Hype to Twitter Storm
  • Title : From Media Hype to Twitter Storm
  • Author : Peter Vasterman
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9789462982178
  • Pages : 320
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Summary:

This anthology offers the first comprehensive overview of media hype, a phenomenon often dismissed as ephemeral and unimportant. Despite that reputation, media storms actually do play an important role in political issues, scandals, and crises, sometimes creating an important shift in public opinion over the course of only a few hours. This book provides an overview of theoretical, conceptual, and methodological issues related to media hype through close explorations of case studies from around the world.


The Animal Rights Struggle by Christophe Traïni

The Animal Rights Struggle
  • Title : The Animal Rights Struggle
  • Author : Christophe Traïni
  • Publisher : Protest and Social Movements
  • ISBN Code : 9789089648495
  • Pages : 206
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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From the beginning of the 19th century to the present day, a host of campaigners have denounced the mistreatment of animals. Relying on a comparison of the British and French experiences, this book retraces the various strands of the animal protection movement, from their origins to their continuing impact on current debates. The story of the collective mobilizations behind the struggle for animal rights sheds light on several crucial processes in our social and political history: changes in sensibilities and socially approved emotions; the definition of what constitutes legitimate violence; the establishment of norms designed to change what constitutes morally acceptable practices; rivalry between elites having differing conceptions of the forms authority should take; the influence of religious belief on militant activities; and the effects of gender discrimination.--


Safeguarding Traditional Cultures by Peter Seitel

Safeguarding Traditional Cultures
  • Title : Safeguarding Traditional Cultures
  • Author : Peter Seitel
  • Publisher :
  • ISBN Code : 9780966552010
  • Pages : 399
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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Proceedings from a conference "A global assessment of the 1989 recommendation on the safeguarding of traditional culture and folklore" held at the Smithsonian Institution June 27-30 1999. The purpose of the conference was to assess the implementation of the Recommendation (an international normative instrument adopted by UNESCO in 1989), to bring together points of view and perspectives on the Recommendaion from around the world, and suggest ways in which the Recommendation might develop in the future so that its purpose, the safeguarding of traditional culture and folklore, might be achieved.


Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex by Anne Frank

Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex
  • Title : Anne Frank's Tales from the Secret Annex
  • Author : Anne Frank
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • ISBN Code : 0553586386
  • Pages : 208
  • Format : Pdf - ePub
  • Language : English
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A collection of the author's lesser-known writings includes stories, personal reminiscences, previously deleted excerpts from her diary, and an unfinished novel composed while she was hidden from the Nazis.