Read Real World Adobe Creative Suite 2 book online. Real World Adobe Creative Suite 2 by Sandee Cohen,Steve Werner, the book is categorize as Computers book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Adobe's Creative Suite offers a powerful unified design environment that includes Photoshop CS2, Illustrator CS 2, InDesign CS2, GoLive CS2 and Acrobat 7.0. Problem is, you've still got to learn the thing, and learn it well: Your job, after all, depends on it. No one understands that better than the authors of this book, who draw on their own real-world professional knowledge to deliver all the industrial-strength production techniques and timesaving tips you need to start creating print and web projects with the Creative Suite 2 in record time. You'll find everything you need here to successfully master its advanced tools; working with the Adobe Bridge file browser, Stock Photos and more.
Read Adobe Acrobat 8 How-Tos book online. Adobe Acrobat 8 How-Tos by Donna L. Baker, the book is categorize as Computers book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Increase your productivity with Acrobat, one technique at a time. Now that PDF has become the ubiquitous electronic document format, it’s important to recognize that there’s much more to Adobe Acrobat than just managing your documents and improving workflow. With this powerful tool, you can now communicate with new commenting tools, collaborate with individuals and teams, automate forms, provide additional security, use redactive tools, and accom-plish tasks for greater productivity and efficiency. But with all this power, how do you bring your Acrobat skills up to speed quickly? Never fear, Acrobat expert Donna L. Baker has picked out the most integral techniques for accomplishing nearly any office communication task. You’ll be expanding your PDF skills in no time in this focused, handy guide. Here are just some of the things you’ll learn to do: Conduct searches quickly by building an index and attaching it to files Merge multiple files into a single PDF document and create a custom cover Create comments in PDF documents, start a review, and work with comments Use new form tools in Acrobat 8 for drawing fields, tracking responses, and creating a form automatically Set up an online meeting in Acrobat Connect• Add movies and 3D content, and create interactive presentations Assign levels of security and passwords to documents using new hashing algorithm support in Acrobat 8
Read Scribus An Introduction book online. Scribus An Introduction by Balasubramanian Thiagarajan, the book is categorize as Computers book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Scribus is a popular open source Desktop Publishing software. Users who want to get their work published and who wants to have a full control of the layout of their manuscript should read this book. This book covers all the basic concepts involved in creating Page Layout using Desktop Publishing software. Even though the software used is Scribus, the concept is rather universal and can be applied to other software like Adobe in Design also.
Read Extras book online. Extras by Scott Westerfeld, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The final installment of Scott Westerfeld’s New York Times bestselling and award-winning Uglies series—a global phenomenon that started the dystopian trend. A few years after rebel Tally Youngblood takes down the Specials regime, a cultural renaissance sweeps the world. “Tech-heads” flaunt their latest gadgets, “kickers” spread gossip and trends, and “surge monkeys” are hooked on extreme plastic surgery. Popularity rules, and everyone craves fame. Fifteen-year-old Aya Fuse is no exception. But Aya’s face rank is so low, she’s a total nobody. An extra. Her only chance at stardom is to kick a wild and unexpected story. Then she stumbles upon a big secret. Aya knows she is on the cusp of celebrity. But the information she is about to disclose will change both her fate…and that of the brave new world.
Read Extra Sensory book online. Extra Sensory by Brian Clegg, the book is categorize as Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Extra Sensory is a pop-science look at the untapped abilities of human beings, from ESP to Telekenesis and other real life sciences that are currently being studied today, from physicist Brian Clegg. We'd all love to have 'psi' abilities like telepathy, telekinesis, and remote viewing. But is there any solid evidence to back up these talents, or are they nothing more than fantasy? We still only understand a small percentage of the capabilities of the human brain—and we shouldn't dismiss such potential powers out of hand. Although there is no doubt that many who claim these abilities are frauds, and no one has yet won James Randi's $1M prize for demonstrating ESP under lab conditions, we still have a Nobel prize winner suggesting a mechanism for telepathy, serious scientists researching the field and university projects that produced potentially explosive results. What's the verdict? By looking at possible physical mechanisms for ESP and taking in the best scientific evidence, the reader can discover if this is all wishful thinking and deception, or a fascinating reality. The truth is out there.
Author : Andreas Bieler,Bruno Ciccaglione,John Hilary,Ingemar Lindberg
ISBN : 1317678656
Publisher : Routledge
Number of Pages : 208
Readers : 3275
Read Free Trade and Transnational Labour book online. Free Trade and Transnational Labour by Andreas Bieler,Bruno Ciccaglione,John Hilary,Ingemar Lindberg, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Resistance against free trade agreements based on an expanded trade agenda, including issues related to intellectual property rights, trade in services and trade-related investment measures, has increased since the demonstrations at the WTO ministerial conference in Seattle in 1999. While the WTO Doha negotiations have broken down, the EU and USA are increasingly engaged in bilateral free trade agreements, building on this expanded trade agenda. Free trade strategies have increasingly become a problem for the international labour movement. While trade unions in the North, especially in manufacturing, have supported free trade agreements to secure export markets for their companies, trade unions in the Global South oppose these agreements, since they often imply deindustrialisation. The purpose of this volume is to understand better these dynamics underlying free trade policy-making. Academics, trade union researchers and social movement activists analyse these issues in detail in order to explore possibilities for transnational labour solidarity. This book was published as a special issue of Globalizations.
Read The Spark book online. The Spark by R. J. Wade, the book is categorize as Young Adult Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: A city blazing with rebellion. An evil growing in power. A girl with a gift... Aura Jax has tasted freedom, and now she's coming for those who want to take it away. Sixteen-year-old Aura Jax has always known her own mind, whether The Society she grew up in knew it or not. Now, after returning to the totalitarian city set against everything she believes in, Aura finds herself in need of an impossible escape. Betrayed by allies she thought she could trust, she faces her biggest challenge yet: resisting the evil that would steal her power and enslave everyone. With her father's execution now imminent, Aura's only option is to conspire with people she barely trusts to save The Society from total destruction. The Spark is the second book in the electrifying 'Aura Jax' YA dystopian series. If you like futuristic realms, intriguing twists, and dynamic characters, then you’ll love R. J. Wade’s thrilling adventure.
Read Languages for Specific Purposes in the Digital Era book online. Languages for Specific Purposes in the Digital Era by Elena Bárcena,Timothy Read,Jorge Arús, the book is categorize as Language Arts & Disciplines book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Explores the direct relation of modern CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning) to aspects of natural language processing for theoretical and practical applications, and worldwide demand for formal language education and training that focuses on restricted or specialized professional domains. Unique in its broad-based, state-of-the-art, coverage of current knowledge and research in the interrelated fields of computer-based learning and teaching and processing of specialized linguistic domains. The articles in this book offer insights on or analyses of the current state and future directions of many recent key concepts regarding the application of computers to natural languages, such as: authenticity, personalization, normalization, evaluation. Other articles present fundamental research on major techniques, strategies and methodologies that are currently the focus of international language research projects, both of a theoretical and an applied nature.
Read Confronting Affirmative Action in Brazil book online. Confronting Affirmative Action in Brazil by Vânia Penha-Lopes, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book focuses on a critical case study of the first students to graduate from university in Brazil under an affirmative action program of racial and social quotas. It places the students’ educational trajectories at the center of the debate about racial inequality and the need to eradicate it.
Read Police Funding, Dark Money, and the Greedy Institution book online. Police Funding, Dark Money, and the Greedy Institution by Randy K. Lippert,Kevin Walby, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Police Funding, Dark Money, and the Greedy Institution is about a pervasive but little-studied phenomenon. Private funding of public police entails private entities sending resources to police through unconventional or hidden channels, sometimes for suspect reasons. The book argues police acquisition of this "dark money" befits the notion of a "greedy institution" that pursues resources beyond ample public funding and needs, and seeks ever more loyal members beyond its traditional boundaries to reproduce itself. The book focuses on private police foundations, corporate sponsorships, and paid detail arrangements primarily in North America, how these funding networks operate and are framed for audiences, and the forms and volumes of capital they generate. Based on interviews with police representatives, sponsors, funders, and foundation representatives as well as records from over 100 police departments, this book examines key issues in private funding of public police, including corporatization, accountability, corruption, and the rule of law. It documents and analyzes the troubling explosion of police foundations and sponsors and corporate paid detail brokers unknown to the public as a social and policy issue and a hidden response to the global police defunding movement. The book also considers potential policy responses and community safety alternatives in a more generous society. An accessible and compelling read, students and scholars in criminology, criminal justice, law, sociology, political science, anthropology, geography, as well as policymakers, will find this timely book revealing of a neglected, growing area of police practice spanning multiple themes and jurisdictions.
Read The Human Side of Leadership: Navigating Emotions at Work book online. The Human Side of Leadership: Navigating Emotions at Work by Rick Ginsberg,Timothy Gray Davies, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Despite the ubiquitous nature of emotions as part of the human psyche, the emotional side of leadership is largely ignored in formal and informal training of managers, often resulting in miscommunication and contributing to stress in the workplace. Though concepts such as emotional intelligence have entered the mainstream, they are often marginalized in managerial practice. This book argues that without acknowledging the powerful influence of emotions—your own as well as others'—managers are doomed to fail in their interactions with employees, peers, and bosses, and ultimately in their ability to manage and lead effectively. Ginsberg and Davies draw from primary research, including interviews with managers in a variety of settings, to introduce readers to the emotional side of leadership and demonstrate its positive effects on individual and organizational performance. They present practical tools for honing emotional navigation skills and applying them toward decision making, problem solving, communication, feedback, and performance improvement. Any management decision that involves people (in other words, any management decision) has an emotional component. Given the ubiquitous nature of emotions as part of the human psyche, one would expect leaders and managers to be well-trained and equipped to deal with emotions in the workplace. On the contrary, the emotional side of being a leader is largely ignored in formal and informal training programs, often resulting in miscommunication between managers and their employees, and contributing to workplace stress. Though concepts such as emotional intelligence have entered the mainstream, systematic development of skills in managing emotions in the workplace have yet to emerge, and are often relegated to the touchy-feely end of the spectrum. This book argues that without acknowledging the powerful influence of emotions—their own as well as others'—managers are doomed to fail in their interactions with employees, peers, and bosses, and ultimately in their ability to manage and lead effectively. Ginsberg and Davies draw from primary research, including interviews with managers in a variety of settings, to introduce readers to the emotional side of leadership and demonstrate its positive effects on individual and organizational performance. They present practical tools for honing emotional navigation skills and applying them toward decision making, problem solving, communication, feedback, and performance improvement.
Read Creating a Presentation in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 for Windows book online. Creating a Presentation in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 for Windows by Tom Negrino, the book is categorize as Computers book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: If you want to make a great presentation fast but don’t want to get bogged down in the details, then you need a Visual QuickProject Guide! You don’t need to know every feature—you just want to know how to get your project done. Full-color illustration s show you how to perform each step of your project from start to finish. Low priced—why pay for more than you need? Microsoft PowerPoint is nearly ubiquitous in today's world--from business to schools to clubs to organizations, PowerPoint presentations are everywhere you turn. To learn to create the best-looking presentations--the ones that stand out in terms of content and visual appeal--fast, readers need Creating a Presentation in Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007: Visual QuickProject Guide. PowerPoint presenter extraordinaire Tom Negrino steps readers through a single, basic presentation. He begins with an overview of the redesigned Office interface and highlights the tools readers will use as they create their project. From there, readers begin writing their presentation, gathering images and sound files, choosing a design, working with text, and adding graphics and slide effects and transitions. From there they learn about presenting and sharing their presentations with the world. Readers will learn how to use the attractive new themes in PowerPoint and so much more. In the end, they will have a professional-looking and visually appealing presentation they can use anywhere! Each book in the Visual QuickProject Guide series now has a companion website featuring sample project files--making it even easier for users to work through each project as they read through the book.
Read Gendering women book online. Gendering women by Clisby, Suzanne,Holdsworth, Julia, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Gendering Women is an engaging and accessible account of how constructions of femininity fundamentally affect women's mental wellbeing through the life course. Led by women’s life history accounts of growing up and growing older in the north of England, this book shows how experiences of becoming and being a woman – in family life, education, employment, motherhood and situations of violence – both enable and erode self confidence and esteem. The challenges to women’s mental wellbeing cut across age and class differences and have profound impacts on the material conditions of women’s lives throughout the life course. This is in turn a driver of inequality that is often under-recognised in mainstream policy. Based on feminist and ethnographically informed research with over five hundred women Gendering women provides a critical link between gender theory and the lived realities of women’s daily lives and will appeal to students and academics in sociology and social sciences.
Read Forensic Computing book online. Forensic Computing by Anthony Sammes,Brian Jenkinson, the book is categorize as Computers book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the second edition of this very successful book, Tony Sammes and Brian Jenkinson show how the contents of computer systems can be recovered, even when hidden or subverted by criminals. Equally important, they demonstrate how to insure that computer evidence is admissible in court. Updated to meet ACPO 2003 guidelines, Forensic Computing: A Practitioner's Guide offers: methods for recovering evidence information from computer systems; principles of password protection and data encryption; evaluation procedures used in circumventing a system’s internal security safeguards, and full search and seizure protocols for experts and police officers.
Read Intermediate Probability book online. Intermediate Probability by Marc S. Paolella, the book is categorize as Mathematics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Intermediate Probability is the natural extension of the author's Fundamental Probability. It details several highly important topics, from standard ones such as order statistics, multivariate normal, and convergence concepts, to more advanced ones which are usually not addressed at this mathematical level, or have never previously appeared in textbook form. The author adopts a computational approach throughout, allowing the reader to directly implement the methods, thus greatly enhancing the learning experience and clearly illustrating the applicability, strengths, and weaknesses of the theory. The book: Places great emphasis on the numeric computation of convolutions of random variables, via numeric integration, inversion theorems, fast Fourier transforms, saddlepoint approximations, and simulation. Provides introductory material to required mathematical topics such as complex numbers, Laplace and Fourier transforms, matrix algebra, confluent hypergeometric functions, digamma functions, and Bessel functions. Presents full derivation and numerous computational methods of the stable Paretian and the singly and doubly non-central distributions. A whole chapter is dedicated to mean-variance mixtures, NIG, GIG, generalized hyperbolic and numerous related distributions. A whole chapter is dedicated to nesting, generalizing, and asymmetric extensions of popular distributions, as have become popular in empirical finance and other applications. Provides all essential programming code in Matlab and R. The user-friendly style of writing and attention to detail means that self-study is easily possible, making the book ideal for senior undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics, statistics, econometrics, finance, insurance, and computer science, as well as researchers and professional statisticians working in these fields.
Read Handbook of Research on E-Learning Standards and Interoperability: Frameworks and Issues book online. Handbook of Research on E-Learning Standards and Interoperability: Frameworks and Issues by Lazarinis, Fotis,Green, Steve,Pearson, Elaine, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Handbook of Research on E-Learning Standards and Interoperability: Frameworks and Issues promotes the discussion of specific solutions for increasing the interoperability of standalone and Web-based educational tools. This book investigates issues arising from the deployment of learning standards and provides relevant theoretical frameworks and leading empirical research findings. Chapters presented in this work are suitable for practitioners and researchers in the area of educational technology with a focus on content reusability and interoperability.
Read Getting at Jesus book online. Getting at Jesus by Peter S. Williams, the book is categorize as Religion book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Portraying themselves as challenging blind religious dogma with evidence-led skepticism, the neo-atheist movement claims that the New Testament contains unreliable tales about a mythical figure who, far from being the resurrected Lord of life, may not even have lived. This comprehensive critique documents the falsehood of these neo-atheist claims, correcting their historical and philosophical mistakes to show how we can get at the truth about the historical Jesus.
Read Chronic Disease Management in Primary Care book online. Chronic Disease Management in Primary Care by Gill Wakley,Ruth Chambers, the book is categorize as Medical book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Domiciliary care is a sensitive and complex subject. Can I obtain suitable care workers? Which organisations can I call on for support? What are the obligations placed on homeowners? If a relative wishes to remain at home do you know what to do? These are questions often asked by health professionals social workers and service users. This book answers such questions gives choices and shows how to implement decisions. It is essential reading for the new primary care organisations community practitioners primary healthcare teams practitioners in palliative care and geriatrics charities and volunteer groups.
Author : Management Association, Information Resources
ISBN : 152259616X
Publisher : IGI Global
Number of Pages : 1962
Readers : 8067
Read Sustainable Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications book online. Sustainable Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications by Management Association, Information Resources, the book is categorize as Business & Economics book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the increasingly competitive corporate sector, businesses must examine their current practices to ensure business success. By examining their social, financial, and environmental risks, obligations, and opportunities, businesses can re-design their operations more effectively to ensure prosperity. Sustainable Business: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications is a vital reference source that explores the best practices that promote business sustainability, including examining how economic, social, and environmental aspects are related to each other in the company’s management and performance. Highlighting a range of topics such as lean manufacturing, sustainable business model innovation, and ethical consumerism, this multi-volume book is ideally designed for entrepreneurs, business executives, business professionals, managers, and academics seeking current research on sustainable business practices.
Author : Lynn F. Jacobs,Jeremy S. Hyman,Jeffrey Durso-Finley,Jonah T. Hyman
ISBN : 1118975073
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Number of Pages : 288
Readers : 1567
Read The Secrets of Picking a College (and Getting In!) book online. The Secrets of Picking a College (and Getting In!) by Lynn F. Jacobs,Jeremy S. Hyman,Jeffrey Durso-Finley,Jonah T. Hyman, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Two award-winning professors, a former admissions officer at a major university (now a counselor at a prestigious high school), and a gifted high school senior (now in the throes of the college admissions process himself) team up to offer you over 600 tips, techniques, and strategies to help you get in to the college of your choice. Comprehensive, yet easy-to-read, this book will teach you: How to size up the colleges you're considering—and come up with a coherent list. What are college nights, college fairs, and college rep visits—and how you can use each to your advantage. What are "holistic", "contextualized", and "legacy" admissions—and how each can work for you. How some schools count "demonstrated interest"—and how you can take advantage of this little-known fact. What are Early Decision, Early Action, and Single-Choice Early Action—and whether any is right for you. How to figure out the true costs of college, and what is the difference between "need-" and "merit-based" aid. What it means when colleges say they meet "100% of demonstrated financial aid" and what "loan-free" means. When and how to make campus visits—and what to do on each. How to prepare for each section of the ACT or SAT—and how to increase your scores. What admissions officers are looking for in your application—and how to give it to them. How to write the all-important Common App essay—and present your extra-curricular activities. How to prepare for an alumni interview—and present yourself in the best light. Whom to ask for letters-of-recommendation—and how to help them write the best possible letter. How to compare your final offers—and, in some cases, substantially improve them. When it's good to wait out the "wait list"—and when not. -and much, much more. When you understand the college admissions process, you can maximize your chance of success. Why not put yourself ahead of the pack?
Author : Marilyn Martin-Jones,Adrian Blackledge,Angela Creese
ISBN : 1136578137
Publisher : Routledge
Number of Pages : 592
Readers : 2857
Read The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism book online. The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism by Marilyn Martin-Jones,Adrian Blackledge,Angela Creese, the book is categorize as Education book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism provides a comprehensive survey of the field of multilingualism for a global readership, and an overview of the research which situates multilingualism in its social, cultural and political context. The handbook includes an introduction and five sections with thirty two chapters by leading international contributors. The introduction charts the changing landscape of social and ethnographic research on multilingualism (theory, methods and research sites) and it foregrounds key contemporary debates. Chapters are structured around sub-headings such as: early developments, key issues related to theory and method, new research directions. This handbook offers an authoritative guide to shifts over time in thinking about multilingualism as well as providing an overview of the range of contemporary themes, debates and research sites. The Routledge Handbook of Multilingualism is the ideal resource for postgraduate students of multilingualism, as well as those studying education and anthropology.
Author : Ruth Wodak,Barbara Johnstone,Paul E Kerswill
ISBN : 1446248402
Publisher : SAGE
Number of Pages : 648
Readers : 4941
Read The SAGE Handbook of Sociolinguistics book online. The SAGE Handbook of Sociolinguistics by Ruth Wodak,Barbara Johnstone,Paul E Kerswill, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: "A treasure trove for sociolinguistic researchers and students alike. Edited by three leading sociolinguists, the 39 chapters cover a wealth of valuable material... And the cast list reads like a veritable Who's Who of sociolinguistics, with a refreshing number of younger scholars included along with more familiar, well-established names... This is a book that I will reach for often, both for research and teaching purposes. I will recommend it to my postgraduate students, and many of the chapters will provide excellent material for discussion in our advanced undergraduate sociolinguistics course." - Janet Holmes, Discourse Studies "The best, the most complete and the most integrated handbook of sociolinguistics of the past decade." - Joshua A. Fishman, NYU and Stanford University This Handbook answers a long-standing need for an up-to-date, comprehensive, international, in-depth critical survey of the history, trajectory, data, results and key figures involved in sociolinguistics. It consists of six inter-linked sections: The History of Sociolinguistics Sociolinguistics and Social Theory Language, Variation and Change Interaction Multilingualism and Contact Applications The result is a work of unprecedented coverage and insight. It is all here, from the foundational contributions to the field to the impact of new media, new technologies of communication, globalization, trans-border fluidities and agendas of research. The book will quickly be recognized as a benchmark in the field. It will provide a basis for reckoning its origins and pathways of development as well as an authoritative account of the central debates and research issues of today.
Read He Gave Them Something Extra book online. He Gave Them Something Extra by Steffanie Larriba, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: As a mother of a child with Down syndrome, Steffanie invites you to share her view on it, which is vastly different than most. With her firsthand experience, the input from many other mothers and her faith in Christ, she felt compelled to share her belief with the world that having a child with Down syndrome is truly a blessing and there’s purpose behind it (John 9:1–3).
Read Costly Fix book online. Costly Fix by Ian Urquhart, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Costly Fix examines the post-1995 Alberta tar sands boom, detailing how the state inflated the profitability of the tar sands and turned a blind eye to environmental issues. It considers the position of First Nations, the character and strength of environmental critiques, and the difficulties that environmental groups and First Nations have had in establishing a countermovement to market fundamentalism. The final chapter discusses how Alberta's new NDP government, in its first couple of years, has addressed the legacies they have inherited from the previous Progressive Conservative government on climate change, royalties, and the blight of tailings ponds in the boreal forest. Throughout the book, Urquhart demonstrates that too many actors have done too little to prevent Alberta's boreal forest from becoming a landscape sacrificed for unsustainable economic growth.
Read Social Work and Social Policy under Austerity book online. Social Work and Social Policy under Austerity by Bill Jordan,Mark Drakeford, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: What has the contemporary financial context meant for social policy, social work and the relationship between them? Examining the role of political, economic and societal forces, this lively book uses a full range of supportive features to encourage reflection on the impact of austerity on different social groups, social work and social care.
Author : Susan K. Stratton,Rita Hagevik,Allan Feldman,Mark Bloom
ISBN : 3319164112
Publisher : Springer
Number of Pages : 478
Readers : 9638
Read Educating Science Teachers for Sustainability book online. Educating Science Teachers for Sustainability by Susan K. Stratton,Rita Hagevik,Allan Feldman,Mark Bloom, the book is categorize as Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This volume contains a unique compilation of research and reflections representing multiple vantage points stemming from different parts of the world that can help science educators and teacher educators in finding ways to meaningfully and purposefully embed sustainability into teaching and learning. It is a rich resource for exploring and contextualizing sustainability-oriented science education. At this time we find ourselves in a situation in which the earth’s ecological system is under significant strain as a result of human activity. In the developed world people are asking “How can we maintain our current standard of living?” while those in the developing world are asking “How can we increase the quality of our lives?” all while trying to do what is necessary to mitigate the environmental problems. This volume responds to these questions with a focus on educating for sustainability, including historical and philosophical analyses, and pedagogical and practical applications in the context of science teacher preparation. Included are many examples of ways to educate science teachers for sustainability from authors across the globe. This text argues that issues of sustainability are increasingly important to our natural world, built world, national and international economics and of course the political world. The ideas presented in the book provide examples for original, effective and necessary changes for envisioning educating science teachers for sustainability that will inform policy makers.
Read The Welfare State and Life Transitions book online. The Welfare State and Life Transitions by Dominique Anxo,Gerhard Bosch,Jill Rubery, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Welfare State and Life Transitions uses the lens of key life stages to highlight changes in these transitions and in available resources for citizen support within nine European welfare states. This timely book reveals that new life courses are found to require more, and not less welfare support, but only Sweden has developed an active life course approach and only three more could be considered supportive, in at least some life stages. For the remainder, policies were at best limited or, in Italy.s case, passive. The contributors reveal that the neglect of changing needs is leading to greater reliance on the family and the labour market, just as these support structures are becoming more unpredictable and moreunequal. They argue that alongside these new class inequalities, new forms of intergenerational inequality are also emerging, particularly in pension provision.
Read Alternatives to neoliberalism book online. Alternatives to neoliberalism by Jones, Bryn,O'Donnell, Mike, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this collection, innovative and eminent social and policy analysts, including Colin Crouch, Anna Coote, Grahame Thompson and Ted Benton, challenge the failing but still dominant ideology and policies of neo-liberalism. The editors synthesise contributors’ ideas into a revised framework for social democracy; rooted in feminism, environmentalism, democratic equality and market accountability to civil society. This constructive and stimulating collection will be invaluable for those teaching, studying and campaigning for transformative political, economic and social policies.
Read Handbook of Research on Global Institutional Roles for Inclusive Development book online. Handbook of Research on Global Institutional Roles for Inclusive Development by Baporikar, Neeta, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: With the history of multilateral governance and the impact of the global pandemic, there is no doubt that we are at a transition between the system that marked the decades after the Second World War and a more extensive system of international governance that will characterize the world for the next generation. That system may keep the long-standing promise to serve the world's least advantaged, or it may serve to marginalize them further. For more than a century and a half, the most powerful national governments have created institutions of multilateral governance that promise to make a more inclusive world, a world serving women, working people, the colonized, the “backward,” the destitute, and the despised. That promise and the real impact need deliberation and discussion. The Handbook of Research on Global Institutional Roles for Inclusive Development examines the concepts that have powerfully influenced development policy and, more broadly, examines the role of ideas in these institutions and how they have affected the current development discourse. It enhances the understanding of how these ideas travel within systems and how they are translated into policy, modified, distorted, or resisted. Covering topics such as ethical consumption, academic migration, and sustainable global capitalism, this book is an essential resource for government officials, activists, management, academicians, researchers, students and educators of higher education, and educational administration and faculty.
Read Charting Transformation through Security book online. Charting Transformation through Security by T. Haastrup, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book analyses security cooperation in the domain of inter-regionalism, addressing the emergence of the African Union as a regional actor and its impact on EU-Africa relations. It explores the transformative potential of security cooperation for equality, partnership and local ownership in EU-Africa relations.
Read Applied Linguistics and Politics book online. Applied Linguistics and Politics by Christian W. Chun, the book is categorize as Language Arts & Disciplines book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the current climate of extreme nationalism and fear-mongering, a new politics for a socially just world is needed more than ever. Featuring internationally-renowned scholars, Applied Linguistics and Politics explores how innovative theories, methodologies and pedagogies in applied linguistics can address the political challenges and issues arising in the 21st century. Adopting a Gramscian theoretical framework, the five parts of this volume focus on the various ways in which the political is discursively and materially realized in its dialogic co-constructions within the media, the economy, culture and identity, affect, and education. Examining the power instantiations of sociolinguistic and semiotic practices in society from a variety of critical perspectives, this book questions how applied linguists can respond to, and challenge, current discourses of issues such as militarism, nationalism, Islamophobia, sexism, racism and the free market, and suggests future directions for research. Making use of a range of methodologies from discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, semiotics and political science, Applied Linguistics and Politics demonstrates how linguistics can intervene in the political and help mobilize and organize for an economically and socially just society.
Read Risk Science and Sustainability book online. Risk Science and Sustainability by Tom Beer,Alik Ismail-Zadeh, the book is categorize as Technology & Engineering book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: 1 AUK ISMAIL-ZADEH ,2, TOM BEER3 1 International Institute of Earthquake Prediction Theory and Mathematical Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, Warshavskoye shosse 79-2, Moscow 113556, Russia; e-mail: [email protected] 2 Geophysikalisches Institut, Universittit Karlsruhe, Hertzstr. 16, Karlsruhe 76187, Germany; e-mail: [email protected] 3 CSIRO Environmental Risk Network, CSIRO Atmospheric Research, Aspendale, Vic. 3195 Australia; e-mail: [email protected] The world faces major threats to the sustainability of our planet. These threats are accompanied by the immediate dangers of natural and man-made disasters. Our vulnerability to them is greatly magnified with each passing year undermining our ability to maintain a sustainable and productive world into the 21st Century and beyond. Both history and common sense teach us that science has a tremendous potential to find ways to cope with these threats. 1 The EUROSCIENCE working group "Science and Urgent Problems of Society" 2 and the IUGG Commission on Geophysical Risk and Sustainability were initiators of the EUROSCIENCE - IUGG Advanced Research Workshop "Science for Reduction of Risk and Sustainable Development of Society" sponsored by the NATO Science Program. The Workshop was held on 15-16 June 2002 in Budapest, Hungary. More than 40 participants from 17 countries took part in the Workshop. Talks and discussions addressed mainly the question of how science can help in reduction of risk and sustainable development of society.
Read Language planning and policy in Quebec book online. Language planning and policy in Quebec by Jakob Leimgruber, the book is categorize as Literary Criticism book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book presents an in-depth study of the language policies present in the Canadian province of Quebec, and considers them from a comparative perspective, with special focus on Singapore and Wales. In so doing, it uses a mix of methods to look at the effects of language planning on language use: questionnaires, linguistic landscapes (visible language in public space), ethnography, and psycholinguistic experiments. Besides offering background information on Canada and Quebec, the comparative element uses data from Singapore and Wales to shine a new light on how language is managed in Quebec.
Read Extra Lean Family book online. Extra Lean Family by Mario Lopez,Jimmy Pena, the book is categorize as Health & Fitness book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Facing the reality that a third of the nation’s children are overweight, Mario Lopez developed a plan with one simple understanding: what you eat affects those closest to you. As a proud new father, Mario is committed to helping his family start on the right foot when it comes to what they eat by applying the principles of Extra Lean to the household. In Extra Lean Family, Mario shows you how to use rules from his New York Times bestseller Extra Lean to broaden the spectrum of foods your family eats and maintain your best health by cooking nourishing, quick, and delicious meals. Take charge of your food, control the quality and preparation of your meals, and consistently achieve lean results with: Simple, delicious recipes that can be prepared in 20 minutes or less Double-duty options, offering two quick meal variations with the same ingredients Metabolism boosting and nutritious snacks to combat hunger between meals Weekly grocery lists and easy tips for efficient meal preparation Practical steps to control your metabolism and maintain target weight Extra Lean Family is full of delectable, healthy recipes that can be served for quick meals the entire household will love.
Read The Prologue book online. The Prologue by Alexander V. Mirtchev, the book is categorize as Political Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This is not another alternative energy study. Rather, The Prologue identifies and charts the security-related trajectory of a relatively new global phenomenon: the ascent of alternative energy as a 21st century megatrend. Why and how have contemporary alternative energy developments evolved into a 21st century global socio-political and techno-economic megatrend? What are the security implications of this megatrend? And what does the megatrend’s evolution reveal about upcoming geopolitical, energy, defense, environmental, and economic security challenges? This book endeavors to answer these questions by establishing the conceptual framework of a universally securitized world in which mutually interacting threats have expanded the needs and security considerations of today’s globalized and interdependent actors, including states, international organizations, multinational corporations, and political and social movements. “Alexander Mirtchev’s sweeping exploration of the changing energy landscape looks far into the future and outlines issues that will occupy scholars and policymakers for decades to come.”—The Hon. Henry Kissinger, Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Former Secretary of State and National Security Advisor “With the advancements in alternative energy technology at the beginning of the 21st century, energy security thinking and planning will never be the same—Alexander Mirtchev’s profoundly original book reveals these new dilemmas that will challenge policymakers in all major economies and provides for dealing with the new realities in a smart way.”—The Hon. Judge William H. Webster, Chairman, Homeland Security Advisory Council, Former Director of the CIA and FBI
Read Extra Bold book online. Extra Bold by Ellen Lupton,Jennifer Tobias, the book is categorize as Design book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: Extra Bold is the inclusive, practical, and informative (design) career guide for everyone! Part textbook and part comic book, zine, manifesto, survival guide, and self-help manual, Extra Bold is filled with stories and ideas that don't show up in other career books or design overviews. • Both pragmatic and inquisitive, the book explores power structures in the workplace and how to navigate them. • Interviews showcase people at different stages of their careers. • Biographical sketches explore individuals marginalized by sexism, racism, and ableism. • Practical guides cover everything from starting out, to wage gaps, coming out at work, cover letters, mentoring, and more. A new take on the design canon. • Opens with critical essays that rethink design principles and practices through theories of feminism, anti-racism, inclusion, and nonbinary thinking. • Features interviews, essays, typefaces, and projects from dozens of contributors with a variety of racial and ethnic backgrounds, abilities, gender identities, and positions of economic and social privilege. • Adds new voices to the dominant design canon. Written collaboratively by a diverse team of authors, with original, handcrafted illustrations by Jennifer Tobias that bring warmth, happiness, humor, and narrative depth to the book. Extra Bold is written by Ellen Lupton (Thinking with Type), Farah Kafei, Jennifer Tobias, Josh A. Halstead, Kaleena Sales, Leslie Xia, and Valentina Vergara.
Read Nightfall book online. Nightfall by Shannon Messenger, the book is categorize as Juvenile Fiction book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: A New York Times bestselling series A USA TODAY bestselling series A California Young Reader Medal–winning series Sophie and her friends face battles unlike anything they’ve seen before in this thrilling sixth book of the Keeper of the Lost Cities series. Sophie Foster is struggling. Grieving. Scrambling. But she knows one thing: she will not be defeated. The Neverseen have had their victories—but the battle is far from over. It’s time to change tactics. Make sacrifices. Reexamine everything. Maybe even time for Sophie to trust her enemies. All paths lead to Nightfall—an ominous door to an even more ominous place—and Sophie and her friends strike a dangerous bargain to get there. But nothing can prepare them for what they discover. The problems they’re facing stretch deep into their history. And with time running out, and mistakes catching up with them, Sophie and her allies must join forces in ways they never have before. In this spectacular sixth book in the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling Keeper of the Lost Cities series, Sophie must uncover the truth about the Lost Cities’ insidious past, before it repeats itself and changes reality.
Read Indigenous Australia and the Unfinished Business of Theology book online. Indigenous Australia and the Unfinished Business of Theology by J. Havea, the book is categorize as Social Science book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: This book engages a complex subject that mainline theologies avoid, Indigenous Australia. The heritages, wisdoms and dreams of Indigenous Australians are tormented by the discriminating mindsets and colonialist practices of non-Indigenous peoples. This book gives special attention to the torments due to the arrival and development of the church.
Read The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State book online. The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State by Friedrich Engels, the book is categorize as History book. Read More »
BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State (1884), was a provocative and profoundly influential critique of the Victorian nuclear family. Engels argued that the traditional monogamous household was in fact a recent construct, closely bound up with capitalist societies. Under this patriarchal system, women were servants and, effectively, prostitutes. Only Communism would herald the dawn of communal living and a new sexual freedom and, in turn, the role of the state would become superfluous.