Read Cress book online. Cress by Marissa Meyer, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! In this third book in Marissa Meyer's bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she's being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she's just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she'd ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.
Author : Erik Duval,Mike Sharples,Rosamund Sutherland
ISBN : 3319026003
Publisher : Springer
Number of Pages : 180
Readers : 6581
Read Technology Enhanced Learning book online. Technology Enhanced Learning by Erik Duval,Mike Sharples,Rosamund Sutherland, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book gives an overview of the state-of-the-art in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). It is organized as a collection of 14 research themes, each introduced by leading experts and including references to the most relevant literature on the theme of each cluster. Additionally, each chapter discusses four seminal papers on the theme with expert commentaries and updates. This volume is of high value to people entering the field of learning with technology, to doctoral students and researchers exploring the breadth of TEL, and to experienced researchers wanting to keep up with latest developments.
Read Civil Society and Social Responsibility in Higher Education book online. Civil Society and Social Responsibility in Higher Education by Enakshi Sengupta,Patrick Blessinger,Craig Mahoney, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This volume explores different angles of sustainability, university corporate social responsibility, and the role of civil society in the context of education, with a focus on curriculum development and teaching.
Read Socializing Development book online. Socializing Development by Leon Valentin Schettler, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: As Multilateral Development Banks increasingly gained influence in shaping global development, transnational social movements pushed to hold them accountable for their human rights impact towards communities. Leon Valentin Schettler presents a novel causal mechanism of movement advocacy towards MDBs, combining disruptive and conventional tactics. Systematically comparing the evolution of human rights standards and complaint mechanisms over the last three decades, he reveals how the combination of 1) declining US hegemony, 2) counter-mobilization by China and 3) movement cooptation by the World Bank bureaucracy led to a dilution of human rights accountability in the 2010s.
Author : Mohammad S. Obaidat,Joaquim Filipe,Janusz Kacprzyk,Nuno Pina
ISBN : 3319035819
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Number of Pages : 348
Readers : 3139
Read Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications book online. Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications by Mohammad S. Obaidat,Joaquim Filipe,Janusz Kacprzyk,Nuno Pina, the book is categorize as Technology & Engineering book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book includes extended and revised versions of a set of selected papers from the 2012 International Conference on Simulation and Modeling Methodologies, Technologies and Applications (SIMULTECH 2012) which was sponsored by the Institute for Systems and Technologies of Information, Control and Communication (INSTICC) and held in Rome, Italy. SIMULTECH 2012 was technically co-sponsored by the Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS), GDR I3, Lionphant Simulation, Simulation Team and IFIP and held in cooperation with AIS Special Interest Group of Modeling and Simulation (AIS SIGMAS) and the Movimento Italiano Modellazione e Simulazione (MIMOS).
Read Mass Collaboration and Education book online. Mass Collaboration and Education by Ulrike Cress,Johannes Moskaliuk,Heisawn Jeong, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Mass collaboration on Internet platforms like Wikipedia and Scratch, along with wider movements like the maker space and citizen science, are poised to have profound impacts on learning and education. Bringing together researchers from such fields as: psychology, education, information technology, and economics, the book offers a comprehensive overview of mass collaboration, novel, cross disciplinary, theoretical accounts, and methodological approaches for studying and improving these massively collaborative enterprises. The book is aimed to serve as an information source for researchers, educators, and designers of platforms and learning environments.
Author : Christine M. Cress,Peter J. Collier,Vicki L. Reitenauer
ISBN : 1579229921
Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
Number of Pages : 240
Readers : 9569
Read Learning Through Serving book online. Learning Through Serving by Christine M. Cress,Peter J. Collier,Vicki L. Reitenauer, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This substantially expanded new edition of this widely-used and acclaimed text maintains the objectives and tenets of the first. It is designed to help students understand and reflect on their community service experiences both as individuals and as citizens of communities in need of their compassionate expertise. It is designed to assist faculty in facilitating student development of compassionate expertise through the context of service in applying disciplinary knowledge to community issues and challenges. In sum, the book is about how to make academic sense of civic service in preparing for roles as future citizen leaders. Each chapter has been developed to be read and reviewed, in sequence, over the term of a service-learning course. Students in a semester course might read just one chapter each week, while those in a quarter-term course might need to read one to two chapters per week. The chapters are intentionally short, averaging 8 to 14 pages, so they do not interfere with other course content reading. This edition presents four new chapters on Mentoring, Leadership, Becoming a Change Agent, and Short-Term Immersive and Global Service-Learning experiences. The authors have also revised the original chapters to more fully address issues of social justice, privilege/power, diversity, intercultural communication, and technology; have added more disciplinary examples; incorporated additional academic content for understanding service-learning issues (e.g., attribution theory); and cover issues related to students with disabilities, and international students. This text is a student-friendly, self-directed guide to service-learning that: • Develops the skills needed to succeed • Clearly links service-learning to the learning goals of the course • Combines self-study and peer-study workbook formats with activities that can be incorporated in class, to give teachers maximum flexibility in structuring their service-learning courses • Promotes independent and collaborative learning • Equally suitable for courses of a few weeks’ or a few months’ duration • Shows students how to assess progress and communicate end-results • Written for students participating in service learning as a class, but also suitable for students working individually on a project. Instructor's Manual This Instructor Manual discusses the following six key areas for aligning your course with use of Learning through Serving, whether you teach a senior-level high school class, freshman studies course, or a college capstone class: 1. Course and syllabus design 2. Community-partner collaboration 3. Creating class community 4. Strategic teaching techniques 5. Developing intercultural competence 6. Impact assessment This Manual is free, and available only in PDF format. Download here.
Author : Andreas Altmann,Bernd Ebersberger,Claudia Mössenlechner,Desiree Wieser
ISBN : 1787543250
Publisher : Emerald Group Publishing
Number of Pages : 232
Readers : 6706
Read The Disruptive Power of Online Education book online. The Disruptive Power of Online Education by Andreas Altmann,Bernd Ebersberger,Claudia Mössenlechner,Desiree Wieser, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book explores how higher education institutions across the globe respond to the disruptive changes triggered by online technologies. Contributions address transformations regarding program design, business models and pedagogical interventions in a digital teaching environment.
Read Online Learning and Community Cohesion book online. Online Learning and Community Cohesion by Roger Austin,Bill Hunter, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: National governments and multi-national institutions are spending unprecedented amounts of money on ICT on improving the overall quality of school learning, and schools are increasingly expected to prepare young people for a global economy in which inter-cultural understanding will be a priority. This book explores and analyzes the ways ICT has been used to promote citizenship and community cohesion in projects that link together schools in different parts of the world. It examines the theoretical framework behind such work and shows the impact of initiatives in the Middle East, Canada, the USA, England, Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and elsewhere in the European Union. This is a critical examination of the technologies that have been deployed, the professional development that has been provided and an evaluation of what constitutes good practice, particularly in terms of what collaborative learning really means for young people. Many of these initiatives have enabled young people to develop more positive relations with culturally and religiously different neighbours, but this work has just begun. Continuing international tensions over matters of identity and faith require that we better understand the political context for such work so that we might shape future directions more deliberately and more clearly.
Author : Omobolade Delano-Oriaran,Marguerite W. Penick-Parks,Suzanne Fondrie
ISBN : 150631726X
Publisher : SAGE Publications
Number of Pages : 520
Readers : 8852
Read The SAGE Sourcebook of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement book online. The SAGE Sourcebook of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement by Omobolade Delano-Oriaran,Marguerite W. Penick-Parks,Suzanne Fondrie, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Service-Learning and Civic Engagement: A Sourcebook focuses on historical, philosophical, social foundations, practices and models of service-learning and civic engagement. The title offers practical, jargon-free chapters applicable to any educational institution as well as community organizations that might consult the work. Key Features Practical, jargon-free chapters applicable to any educational institution as well as community organizations that might consult the work 58 signed chapters are organized into thematic parts, such as Concepts & Theoretical Approaches, Historical & Social Foundations, The Role of Service-Learning in Higher Education, The Role of the Community, Lessons Learned & Future Directions, etc. Thematic parts provide a practical sampling of syllabi, lesson plans, activities and resources, and online websites and databases supporting service-learning. Glossary (key terms commonly used in discussions and research on service-learning and civic engagement) Bibliography of sources consulted in production of the volume This Sourcebook is a scholarly source ideal for any educational institution and academic library as well as public libraries and community organizations that might consult the work on historical, philosophical social foundations, practices and models of service-learning and civic engagement.
Read Resource Sharing in Libraries book online. Resource Sharing in Libraries by Marshall Breeding, the book is categorize as Language Arts & Disciplines book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Marshall Breeding’s new Library Technology Report explores technologies and strategies for sharing resources, helping you streamline workflows and improve resource-sharing services by covering key strategies like interlibrary loan, consortial borrowing, document delivery, and shared collections.
Author : Rainer Bromme,Friedrich W. Hesse,Hans Spada
ISBN : 0387243194
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Number of Pages : 334
Readers : 8924
Read Barriers and Biases in Computer-Mediated Knowledge Communication book online. Barriers and Biases in Computer-Mediated Knowledge Communication by Rainer Bromme,Friedrich W. Hesse,Hans Spada, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: What are the barriers in computer-mediated communication for cooperative learning and work? Based on empirical research, the chapters of this book offer different perspectives on the nature and causes of such barriers for students and researchers in the field.
Read Cinder book online. Cinder by Marissa Meyer, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future. Marissa Meyer on Cinder, writing, and leading men Which of your characters is most like you? I wish I could say that I'm clever and mechanically-minded like Cinder, but no—I can't fix anything. I'm much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo in Cinder and then takes a more starring role in the third book. She's a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the naïve side—things that could be said about me too—although she does find courage when it's needed most. I think we'd all like to believe we'd have that same inner strength if we ever needed it. Where do you write? I have a home office that I've decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I've collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days I'll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch. If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from Cinder would you want with you? Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We'd just have enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued. The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is called Scarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book? Scarlet is awesome—she's very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun, but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that's a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she's been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men in Scarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren't half bad either.)
Author : Sara J. Wilkinson,Sarah L. Sayce,Pernille H. Christensen
ISBN : 1317655443
Publisher : Routledge
Number of Pages : 312
Readers : 8646
Read Developing Property Sustainably book online. Developing Property Sustainably by Sara J. Wilkinson,Sarah L. Sayce,Pernille H. Christensen, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Developing Property Sustainably introduces readers to the key issues surrounding sustainable property development in the global marketplace. Pulling together received wisdom and original research, the authors provide a clear and practical overview of the sustainable property development process as well as a critical appraisal of the problems faced by global built environment stakeholders. Throughout, the authors demonstrate how the property development industry could and should respond better to debate on sustainable practices in the built environment by adopting more rigorous measurement techniques and sustainable approaches. Starting by exploring key definitions and stakeholders, the book goes on to explore finance, planning, construction, procurement, occupation, retrofit and lifecycle sustainability in order to provide the reader with a detailed understanding of all the issues involved in the delivery of sustainable property development from inception to occupation and beyond. Throughout the book, international case studies are used to demonstrate how sustainable property development is applied in practice around the world. With a logical chapter structure and accessible writing style, Developing Property Sustainably would be perfect for use on undergraduate and postgraduate modules and courses in real estate development, property and urban development and other built environment programmes.
Author : Pietro A. Sasso,J. Patrick Biddix,Mónica Lee Miranda
ISBN : 1975502701
Publisher : Myers Education Press
Number of Pages : 225
Readers : 5459
Read Supporting Fraternities and Sororities in the Contemporary Era book online. Supporting Fraternities and Sororities in the Contemporary Era by Pietro A. Sasso,J. Patrick Biddix,Mónica Lee Miranda, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Supporting Fraternities and Sororities in the Contemporary Era is inspired by sustained and reoccurring professional conversations and scholarship that have suggested that not just change is necessary, but that there ought to be a fundamental shift towards reconceptualizing the construct of fraternities and sororities. The co-editors curate work from scholars and noteworthy practitioners from across higher education to provide an imperative text that reflects the complexity and expansiveness by addressing diversity, programming, and support approaches. This text commences with the understanding that issues will continuously exist, requiring a greater nuanced depth of appreciation to reduce their negative impact. It also summarizes national organizations from authentic, represented voices. Chapters then focus on solutions to support the fraternity and sorority experience, providing strategies and emerging explanations for the issues described in this text. Supporting Fraternities and Sororities seeks to do exactly as the title implies: to inform all stakeholders so that they can make better decisions about the future of these institutions. Perfect for courses such as: Fraternity and Course Leadership | Dissertation Seminar | Professional Development Circles | Independent Study | Research Seminar | Thesis Research | Reflection Assignment | Contemporary Issues in Higher Education | Introduction to Student Affairs
Author : Travis T. York,Alan S. Tinkler,Barri E. Tinkler
ISBN : 1641134763
Publisher : IAP
Number of Pages : 365
Readers : 3468
Read Service-Learning to Advance Access & Success book online. Service-Learning to Advance Access & Success by Travis T. York,Alan S. Tinkler,Barri E. Tinkler, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Throughout the 90s and early 2000s, service-learning research was intensely focused on the student outcomes. That body of research has effectively brought service-learning from the fringes into the mainstream of institutionalized pedagogies. In the past decade service-learning research has experienced an infusion of exploration in three distinct ways: first, large-scale quantitative methodologies; second, a proliferation of research that has explored how different sub-groups of students experience the pedagogy differently, thusly resulting in variation among outcomes; and third, a focus on the experiences and outcomes associated for communities and community partners engaged in service-learning. In an effort to support these movements, this volume of the Advances in Service-Learning Research series, Service-Learning to Advance Access & Success: Bridging Institutional and Community Capacity, focuses on how service-learning can advance access and success. Not simply access and success of students, but the ways that service-learning can advance access and success for all through bridging institutional and community capacity building. The chapters in this volume serve as a testament to the ways in which service-learning research continue to be advanced by thoughtful scholar-practitioners. The 12 chapters included in this volume are organized into three sections. The first section focuses on how institutional and community partnerships can be leveraged to build community capacity. The second section focuses on how institutions might build their own capacity to effect change for the good of society. The third and final section focuses on six studies exploring the relationship service-learning pedagogy has with access and success for students. Of the six studies, three are situated within the context of teacher-preparation programs.
Author : Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN : 1522592806
Publisher : IGI Global
Number of Pages : 1652
Readers : 2909
Read Multicultural Instructional Design: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications book online. Multicultural Instructional Design: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications by Management Association, Information Resources, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: As the world becomes more globalized, student populations in educational settings will continue to grow in diversity. To ensure students develop the cultural competence to adapt to new environments, educational institutions must develop curriculum, policies, and programs to aid in the progression of cultural acceptance and understanding. Multicultural Instructional Design: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a vital reference source for the latest research findings on inclusive curriculum development for multicultural learners. It also examines the interaction between culture and learning in academic environments and the efforts to mediate it through various educational venues. Highlighting a range of topics such as intercultural communication, student diversity, and language skills, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for educators, professionals, school administrators, researchers, and practitioners in the field of education.
Read Student Experiences and Educational Outcomes in Community Engagement for the 21st Century book online. Student Experiences and Educational Outcomes in Community Engagement for the 21st Century by Crosby, Cathryn,Brockmeier, Frederick, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Today’s students face the challenge of finding a career and a passion while facing economic uncertainty. Service learning has the potential to challenge and inspire students as they hone their skills. An increasingly popular subject, service and experiential learning are changing the way education is taught worldwide. Student Experiences and Educational Outcomes in Community Engagement for the 21st Century collects and analyzes students’ experiences in diverse service-learning contexts, giving fodder for rethinking strategies and finding optimal pedagogies for successful community engagement. This unique publication is ideal for educators, administrators, policy makers, and students of education.
Read Cases on Human Performance Improvement Technologies book online. Cases on Human Performance Improvement Technologies by Stefaniak, Jill E., the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Management professionals regularly seek new, cost-effective ways to influence employee behavior to advance productivity and competency within their organization. While best practices are often taught in the classroom, many students lack an understanding of the real world challenges professionals face. Cases on Human Performance Improvement Technologies presents a collection of teaching cases that demonstrate the real-world application of digital tools for human performance enhancement across a variety of settings. Utilizing a problem-based instructional technique, the cases presented in this publication include the challenges and solutions industry professionals encounter. This publication is an essential reference source for educators, upper level students, and practitioners in the fields of human-computer interaction, organizational development, educational technology, and business management.
Read Overcoming Barriers for Women of Color in STEM Fields: Emerging Research and Opportunities book online. Overcoming Barriers for Women of Color in STEM Fields: Emerging Research and Opportunities by Leggett-Robinson, Pamela M.,Villa, Brandi Campbell, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Despite a plethora of initiatives, policies, and procedures to increase their representation in STEM, women of color still remain largely underrepresented. In the face of institutional and societal bias, it is important to understand the various methods women of color use to navigate the STEM landscape as well as the role of their personal and professional identities in overcoming the systemic (intentional or unintentional) barriers placed before them. Overcoming Barriers for Women of Color in STEM Fields: Emerging Research and Opportunities is a collection of innovative research depicting the challenges of women of color professionals in STEM and identifying strategies used to overcome these barriers. The book examines the narrative of these difficulties through a reflective lens that also showcases how both the professional and personal lives of these women were changed in the process. Additionally, the text connects the process to the Butterfly Effect, a metamorphosis that brings about a dramatic change in character and perspective to those who go through it, which in the case of women of color is about rebirth, evolution, and renewal. While highlighting topics including critical race theory, institutional racism, and educational inequality, this book is ideally designed for administrators, researchers, students, and professionals working in the STEM fields.
Read Library Information and Resource Sharing: Transforming Services and Collections book online. Library Information and Resource Sharing: Transforming Services and Collections by Beth Posner, the book is categorize as Language Arts & Disciplines book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Through the perspectives of interlibrary loan (ILL) specialists, this book examines what ILL departments are doing, the value of ILL librarians in the evolving library environment, and how library collections and services are being affected by new ILL policies. • Taps a knowledge base of more than a dozen ILL practitioners who offer diverse viewpoints on all that ILL specialists can do to help connect people and information • Enables library administrators, whose support ILL needs to succeed, to grasp how ILL is essential to fulfilling the information-sharing mission of all librarians • Emphasizes how the ever-increasing interconnections between ILL and other areas of library activity behoove non-ILL librarians to be more aware of emerging ILL developments
Read Ethics, Equity, and Inclusive Education book online. Ethics, Equity, and Inclusive Education by Agnes Gajewski, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This volume focuses on professional ethics and the moral dimensions of inclusive education. Grounded in an examination of international conceptualizations of ethics and inclusion, this book will provide a comprehensive analysis of current understandings of professional ethics in the context of inclusive education.
Read Re-engaging the African Diasporas book online. Re-engaging the African Diasporas by Charles Quist-Adade,Wendy Royal, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Re-engaging the African Diasporas: Pan-Africanism in the Age of Globalization is the second volume in the Kwame Nkrumah International Conference series, and brings together twenty selected papers presented at the Third Kwame Nkrumah International Conference held at Kwantlen Polytechnic University on August 19-21, 2014. Two premises inform this volume: (1) If the history of slavery and its vestiges divided and continue to divide the continent and its Diasporas, modern technology should be harnessed to bridge that divide, and (2) the continent’s development is a boon to the development of what the African Union has dubbed Africa’s “Sixth Region”. The book threads together papers that seek to give academic and intellectual impetus to tie the continent’s development to that of the African Diaspora. The goal is to end the inertia and inward-looking on the part of scholars and academics in both Africa and “African International” or “Global Africa,” and re-engage one another in more productive ways. By harnessing the enormous resources available in our internet age and riding the cresting wave of globalization, the task of re-engagement will be vastly enhanced, and the debates and discussions in this volume will serve to facilitate this re-engagement. A main highlight of the conference was a special tribute to Nelson Mandela to honour his death in December, 2013 and celebrate 20 years of South African independence. In these papers, scholars examine Mandela’s role in the transition of South Africa from a racist state to a democratic nation. They critically examine how the ANC’s policies have impacted post-Apartheid South Africa and question what alternatives remain for the future.
Read Inquiry-Based Learning for Multidisciplinary Programs book online. Inquiry-Based Learning for Multidisciplinary Programs by Patrick Blessinger,John M. Carfora, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This volume covers the many issues and concepts of how IBL can be applied to multidisciplinary programs and serves as a conceptual and practical resource and guide for educators and offers practical examples of IBL in action and diverse strategies on how to implement IBL in different contexts.
Author : B.D. Wortham-Galvin,Jennifer H. Allen,Jacob Sherman
ISBN : 1351284827
Publisher : Routledge
Number of Pages : 204
Readers : 7076
Read Sustainable Solutions: Let Knowledge Serve the City book online. Sustainable Solutions: Let Knowledge Serve the City by B.D. Wortham-Galvin,Jennifer H. Allen,Jacob Sherman, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Portland, Oregon. Sustainability might not seem glamourous, but Portland is making a name for itself as one of the most sustainable cities in the world. Whether you’ve heard about the farmers’ markets, the cycle-friendly streets or the ongoing efforts to balance livability and equity, Portland is leading the way in urban sustainability: this book helps us understand how it achieves this.A critical component of Portland’s success is collaboration between different communities and institutions; the Sustainable Solutions series examines higher education’s role in these partnerships. In exploring how best to “let knowledge serve the city”, Portland State University translates its founding motto from mere words to applied research and action.This first volume examines different approaches to collaborative work that PSU has taken, both within the university and with community partners: how have barriers been overcome between different areas of study, between academia and the public, and why is bridging these divides so important? It also introduces the themes of the engaged university, social justice, climate change and sustainable economic development, which shape PSU’s work.Let Knowledge Serve the City is ideal for anyone seeking best practice in connecting students and universities with the needs of local communities. From public interest design and student leadership, to food justice and age-friendly development, authors combine academically rigorous theories of sustainability and community-university partnerships with lessons learned on how to realize ideals of sustainable development.
Read Scarlet book online. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of Marissa Meyer's bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner. An NPR Best Book of 2013
Read American Volunteer Police: Mobilizing for Security book online. American Volunteer Police: Mobilizing for Security by Martin Alan Greenberg, the book is categorize as Computers book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Today, it is estimated there are over 200,000 volunteers in police work throughout the United States. Although the need for such volunteers has never been greater, there is a lack of published materials regarding the nature of volunteer police work and how qualified citizens may augment police services. American Volunteer Police: Mobilizing for Sec
Read Cress Watercress book online. Cress Watercress by Gregory Maguire, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: A lavishly illustrated woodland tale with a classic sensibility and modern flair—from the fertile imagination behind Wicked Gregory Maguire turns his trademark wit and wisdom to an animal adventure about growing up, moving on, and finding community. When Papa doesn't return from a nocturnal honey-gathering expedition, Cress holds out hope, but her mother assumes the worst. It’s a dangerous world for rabbits, after all. Mama moves what’s left of the Watercress family to the basement unit of the Broken Arms, a run-down apartment oak with a suspect owl landlord, a nosy mouse super, a rowdy family of squirrels, and a pair of songbirds who broadcast everyone’s business. Can a dead tree full of annoying neighbors, and no Papa, ever be home? In the timeless spirit of E. B. White and The Wind and the Willows—yet thoroughly of its time—this read-aloud and read-alone gem for animal lovers of all ages features an unforgettable cast that leaps off the page in glowing illustrations by David Litchfield. This tender meditation on coming-of-age invites us to flourish wherever we find ourselves.
Read Meditations on First Philosophy book online. Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes, the book is categorize as Philosophy book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Descartes's Meditations on First Philosophy, the fundamental and originating work of the modern era in Western philosophy, is presented here in Donald Cress's completely revised edition of his well-established translation, bringing this version even closer to Descartes's original, while maintaining its clear and accessible style.
Read The Rebel Heir book online. The Rebel Heir by Niobia Bryant, the book is categorize as Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Mixing business and pleasure is a recipe for trouble in this red-hot upstairs-downstairs romance by Niobia Bryant. When it’s too hot in the kitchen He’ll take it to the bedroom… The rebel of the wealthy Cress dynasty, chef Cole Cress, has only one rule: never fall in love. But the heat that keeps sizzling between Cole and his delectable fellow chef, Jillian Rossi, is irresistible—dangerously so. Because Jillian comes from a different world, and the Cress family will do whatever it takes to extinguish this blaze…even if Cole gets burned. From Harlequin Desire: Luxury, scandal, desire—welcome to the lives of the American elite.
Author : Frank Fischer,Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver,Susan R. Goldman,Peter Reimann
ISBN : 1317208358
Publisher : Routledge
Number of Pages : 552
Readers : 9551
Read International Handbook of the Learning Sciences book online. International Handbook of the Learning Sciences by Frank Fischer,Cindy E. Hmelo-Silver,Susan R. Goldman,Peter Reimann, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The International Handbook of the Learning Sciences is a comprehensive collection of international perspectives on this interdisciplinary field. In more than 50 chapters, leading experts synthesize past, current, and emerging theoretical and empirical directions for learning sciences research. The three sections of the handbook capture, respectively: foundational contributions from multiple disciplines and the ways in which the learning sciences has fashioned these into its own brand of use-oriented theory, design, and evidence; learning sciences approaches to designing, researching, and evaluating learning broadly construed; and the methodological diversity of learning sciences research, assessment, and analytic approaches. This pioneering collection is the definitive volume of international learning sciences scholarship and an essential text for scholars in this area.
Read International Handbook of Cooperative Law book online. International Handbook of Cooperative Law by Dante Cracogna,Antonio Fici,Hagen Henrÿ, the book is categorize as Law book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The degree of development reached by cooperatives of different sectors throughout the world, which among others led to the UN declaring 2012 as the International Year of Cooperatives, needs to be accompanied by a similar development of corresponding legislation. To this end, a better knowledge of cooperative law from the comparative point of view, as has already been established for other types of enterprises, becomes of great importance. This book strives to fill this gap, and is divided into four parts. The first part offers an analytic and conceptual framework with which to understand, study and assess cooperative law from a transnational and comparative perspective. The second part includes several chapters dealing with attempts to harmonize cooperative laws. The third part contains an overview of more than 30 national cooperative laws, while the last part summarizes and compares these national cooperative laws, thus laying the foundation for a comparative cooperative law doctrine.
Read Discourse on the Origin of Inequality book online. Discourse on the Origin of Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Rousseau first exposes in Discourse on the Origin of Inequality his conception of a human state of nature, presented as a philosophical fiction and of human perfectibility, an early idea of progress. He then explains the way, according to him, people may have established civil society, which leads him to present private property as the original source and basis of all inequality. Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712 – 1778) was a Genevan philosopher, writer, and composer of the 18th century, mainly active in France. His political philosophy influenced the Enlightenment across Europe, as well as aspects of the French Revolution and the overall development of modern political and educational thought.
Read Creating Exhibitions book online. Creating Exhibitions by Polly McKenna-Cress,Janet Kamien, the book is categorize as Art book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: “This is a must-read for the nervous novice as well as theworld-weary veteran. The book guides you through every aspect ofexhibit making, from concept to completion. The say the devil is inthe details, but so is the divine. This carefully crafted tomehelps you to avoid the pitfalls in the process, so you can have funcreating something inspirational. It perfectly supports thedictum—if you don’t have fun making an exhibit, thevisitor won’t have fun using it.” —Jeff Hoke, Senior Exhibit Designer at Monterey BayAquarium and Author of The Museum of LostWonder Structured around the key phases of the exhibition design process,this guide offers complete coverage of the tools and processesrequired to develop successful exhibitions. Intended to appeal tothe broad range of stakeholders in any exhibition design process,the book offers this critical information in the context of acollaborative process intended to drive innovation for exhibitiondesign. It is indispensable reading for students and professionalsin exhibit design, graphic design, environmental design, industrialdesign, interior design, and architecture.
Read Traditional Plant Foods of Canadian Indigenous Peoples book online. Traditional Plant Foods of Canadian Indigenous Peoples by Harriet Kuhnlein,Nancy J Turner, the book is categorize as Nature book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: First published in 1991, Traditional Plant Foods of Canadian Indigenous Peoples details the nutritional properties, botanical characteristics and ethnic uses of a wide variety of traditional plant foods used by the Indigenous Peoples of Canada. Comprehensive and detailed, this volume explores both the technical use of plants and their cultural connections. It will be of interest to scholars from a variety of backgrounds, including Indigenous Peoples with their specific cultural worldviews; nutritionists and other health professionals who work with Indigenous Peoples and other rural people; other biologists, ethnologists, and organizations that address understanding of the resources of the natural world; and academic audiences from a variety of disciplines.
Read Winter book online. Winter by Marissa Meyer, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend--the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as Levana believes her to be and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long. Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer's national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.
Read Una agenda para la administración pública. book online. Una agenda para la administración pública. by Fernando Nieto,Ernesto Velasco, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Como muestra de la gratitud y admiración que merece la obra intelectual y docente de la profesora María del Carmen Pardo, este libro-reconocimiento incluye varias reflexiones y propuestas orientadas a imaginar una agenda de cambios, retos y derroteros para la administración pública del México del siglo XXI. El volumen contiene 13 contribuciones inéditas acerca de diferentes temas. El hilo conductor del libro es la búsqueda de nuevas perspectivas y el análisis de viejos problemas desde miradores frescos para conversar sobre los temas y retos del presente y del futuro de la ciencia y de la disciplina de hacer gobierno.
Read Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy book online. Discourse on Method and Meditations on First Philosophy by René Descartes, the book is categorize as Philosophy book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This edition contains Donald Cress's completely revised translation of the Meditations (from the corrected Latin edition) and recent corrections to Discourse on Method, bringing this version even closer to Descartes's original, while maintaining the clear and accessible style of a classic teaching edition.
Read A Discourse on Inequality book online. A Discourse on Inequality by Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the book is categorize as Philosophy book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: A fascinating examination of the relationship between civilization and inequality from one of history’s greatest minds The first man to erect a fence around a piece of land and declare it his own founded civil society—and doomed mankind to millennia of war and famine. The dawn of modern civilization, argues Jean-Jacques Rousseau in this essential treatise on human nature, was also the beginning of inequality. One of the great thinkers of the Enlightenment, Rousseau based his work in compassion for his fellow man. The great crime of despotism, he believed, was the raising of the cruel above the weak. In this landmark text, he spells out the antidote for man’s ills: a compassionate revolution to pull up the fences and restore the balance of mankind. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Read The Triumph of Doubt book online. The Triumph of Doubt by David Michaels, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Well-heeled American corporations have long had a financial stake in undermining scientific consensus and manufacturing uncertainty. In The Triumph of Doubt, former Obama and Clinton official David Michaels details how corrupt science becomes public policy -- and where it's happening today. Opioids. Concussions. Obesity. Climate Change. America is a country of everyday crises -- big, long-spanning problems that persist despite their toll on the country's health. And for every case of government inaction on one of these issues, there is a set of familiar, doubtful refrains: The science is unclear. The data are inconclusive. Regulation is unjustified. It's a slippery slope. Is it? The Triumph of Doubt traces the ascendance of science-for-hire in American life and government, from its origins in the tobacco industry in the 1950s to its current manifestations across government, public policy, and even professional sports. Amid fraught conversations of "alternative facts" and "truth decay," The Triumph of Doubt wields its unprecedented access to shine a light on the machinations and scope of manipulated science in American society. It is an urgent, revelatory work, one that promises to reorient conversations around science and the public good for the foreseeable future.