How We Got to Now

How We Got to Now
Author: Steven Johnson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN: 0698154509
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How We Got to Now Book Excerpt:

From the New York Times–bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Extra Life, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes—from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth—How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life. In his trademark style, Johnson examines unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields: how the invention of air-conditioning enabled the largest migration of human beings in the history of the species—to cities such as Dubai or Phoenix, which would otherwise be virtually uninhabitable; how pendulum clocks helped trigger the industrial revolution; and how clean water made it possible to manufacture computer chips. Accompanied by a major six-part television series on PBS, How We Got to Now is the story of collaborative networks building the modern world, written in the provocative, informative, and engaging style that has earned Johnson fans around the globe.

How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson A 15 minute Summary

How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson   A 15 minute Summary
Author: Instaread Summaries
Publsiher: Instaread Summaries
Total Pages: 25
Release: 2014-10-19
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson A 15 minute Summary Book Excerpt:

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson - A 15-minute Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: • Overview of the entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book • Key Takeaways of the book • A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary: Chapter 1 Glass formed in the Libyan desert about twenty-six million years ago when grains of silica became superheated for some unknown reason. People began making ornaments from it about ten thousand years later. Still later, Roman artisans learned to make glass windows and drinking vessels from these early examples of glass. In 1204, Turkish glassmakers migrated to Venice, a major trade hub. The merchants of Venice happily began trading in this new commodity, but the high heat required for glassmaking kept sparking fires in the city. In 1291, the glassmakers were relocated to the island of Murano, where their creative community has thrived due to new levels of competition and shared innovation. Murano glassmakers developed crystal, an extremely clear glass that bends light very precisely. Monks in northern Italy used it to create the first eyeglasses. Other than monks, most people did not read, so there was little demand for glasses until Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press made books accessible in the 1440s. Other innovators began studying the properties of convex pieces of glass. In 1590, a father and son in the Netherlands invented the microscope, which British scientist, Robert Hooke, used in the next century to discover the cell, the building block for life. In 1608, Hans Lippershey patented a lens that magnified what a person was viewing through it. Galileo improved on the Lippershey’s design and, two years later, was using a telescope to challenge the assumption that all heavenly bodies revolved around the Earth. The printed word spread his ideas and helped pave the way for the Renaissance. One hummingbird effect of glass came from a quest to measure things. In 1887, British physicist, Charles Vernon Boys, created a thin fiber of glass to use as a balance arm. The new type of glass, which would come to be called fiberglass, was very strong. Within a hundred years, fiberglass was widely used in insulation, airplanes and computer circuits.

A Practical Guide to Fundraising for Small Museums

A Practical Guide to Fundraising for Small Museums
Author: Sheldon Wolf
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN: 1538103273
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Guide to Fundraising for Small Museums Book Excerpt:

A Practical Guide to Fundraising for Small Museums: Maximizing the Marketing-Development Connection turns the traditional development program on its ears, as it starts with the needs of donors rather than the needs of the organization. Just like marketing for other goods and services, museums must begin with aligning their products with their audiences. Then they can develop fund strategies that keep their audiences in mind. While the book covers traditional strategies (such as membership and events), it approaches them from a new point of view and provides tips and sample ideas all along the way for small and mid-sized museums to implement a successful development plan. Complete with sample forms, this book is a must-have for every museum development professional, volunteer, and student who wants to succeed.

Photosensitive Glass and Glass Ceramics

Photosensitive Glass and Glass Ceramics
Author: Nicholas F. Borrelli
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 245
Release: 2016-08-03
ISBN: 1315351773
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Photosensitive Glass and Glass Ceramics Book Excerpt:

This book will discuss how glass and glass ceramic interact with light, both transiently and permanently. Ways that light permanently alter the properties of glass and glass ceramic like the color, refractive index, and mechanical and chemical behaviors will be included. Each photochromatic phenomenon will be discussed in detail from the physical and chemical origin to the method fabrication and ultimately to their utilization.

How Change Happens

How Change Happens
Author: Leslie R. Crutchfield
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-03-06
ISBN: 1119413702
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How Change Happens Book Excerpt:

Discover how those who change the world do so with this thoughtful and timely book Why do some changes occur, and others don't? What are the factors that drive successful social and environmental movements, while others falter? How Change Happens examines the leadership approaches, campaign strategies, and ground-level tactics employed in a range of modern social change campaigns. The book explores successful movements that have achieved phenomenal impact since the 1980s—tobacco control, gun rights expansion, LGBT marriage equality, and acid rain elimination. It also examines recent campaigns that seem to have fizzled, like Occupy Wall Street, and those that continue to struggle, like gun violence prevention and carbon emissions reduction. And it explores implications for movements that are newly emerging, like Black Lives Matter. By comparing successful social change campaigns to the rest, How Change Happens reveals powerful lessons for changemakers who seek to impact society and the planet for the better in the 21st century. Author Leslie Crutchfield is a writer, lecturer, social impact advisor, and leading authority on scaling social innovation. She is Executive Director of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and co-author of two previous books, Forces for Good and Do More than Give. She serves as a senior advisor with FSG, the global social impact consulting firm. She is frequently invited to speak at nonprofit, philanthropic, and corporate events, and has appeared on shows such as ABC News Now and NPR, among others. She is an active media contributor, with pieces appearing in The Washington Post. Fortune.com, CNN/Money and Harvard Business Review.com. Examines why some societal shifts occur, and others don't Illustrates the factors that drive successful social and environmental movements Looks at the approaches, strategies, and tactics that changemakers employ in order to effect widescale change Whatever cause inspires you, advance it by applying the must-read advice in How Change Happens—whether you lead a social change effort, or if you’re tired of just watching from the outside and want to join the fray, or if you simply want to better understand how change happens, this book is the place to start.

Reinventing Rhetoric Scholarship

Reinventing Rhetoric Scholarship
Author: Dave Tell,David Blakesley
Publsiher: Parlor Press LLC
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2020-06-17
ISBN: 1643171003
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reinventing Rhetoric Scholarship Book Excerpt:

Reinventing Rhetoric Scholarship: Fifty Years of the Rhetoric Society of America collects essays reflecting on the history of the Rhetoric Society of America and the organization’s 18th Biennial Conference theme, “Reinventing Rhetoric: Celebrating the Past, Building the Future,” on the occasion of the Society’s 50th anniversary. The opening section, “Looking Back: RSA at Fifty” describes the establishment of the organization and includes remembrances from some of the founders. These historical essays consider the transdisciplinary nature of RSA scholarship and pedagogy and offer critical reviews of trends in some of its subfields. The essays in the second section, “Reinventing the Field: Looking Forward,” focus on the future of scholarship and pedagogy in the field, from reinventing scholarship on major figures such as Vico, Burke, and Toulmin, to reconsidering future work on rhetoric and democracy, rhetoric and religion, and rhetoric from both sides of the Atlantic. The authors in the last section, “Rhetorical Interventions,” offer critical interventions on contemporary issues, including food justice, fat studies, indigenous protest, biopolitics, Chinese feminism, and anti-establishment ethos. Together, the essays in Reinventing Rhetoric Scholarship offer a Janus-faced portrait of a discipline on the occasion of its golden anniversary: a loving and critical remembrance as well as a robust exploration of possible futures. Contributors include Kristian Bjørkdahl, David Blakesley, Leah Ceccarelli, Catherine Chaput, Rachel Chapman Daugherty, Richard Leo Enos, Joseph Good, Heidi Hamilton, Michelle Iten, Jacob W. Justice, Zornitsa Keremidchieva, Jens E. Kjeldsen, Abby Knoblauch, Laura Leavitt, Andrea A. Lunsford, Paul Lynch, Carolyn R. Miller, James J. Murphy, Shelley Sizemore, Ryan Skinnell, David Stock, Joonna Smitherman Trapp, Victor J. Vitanza, Ron Von Burg, Scott Welsh, Ben Wetherbee, Elizabethada A. Wright, Hui Wu, Richard E. Young, and David Zarefsky.

Jobs to Be Done

Jobs to Be Done
Author: Stephen Wunker,Jessica Wattman,David Farber
Publsiher: AMACOM
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN: 0814438083
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jobs to Be Done Book Excerpt:

In a challenging economy filled with multiple competitors, no one can afford to stagnate. Yet, innovation is notoriously difficult. How do you pinpoint the winning ideas that customers will love? Sifting through purchasing data for clues about what might sell or haphazardly brainstorming ideas are typical strategies. However, innovation expert Stephen Wunker offers the effective Jobs method: determining the drivers of customer behavior--those functional and emotional goals that people want to achieve. This simple shift in perspective opens up new insights about your customers and a wealth of hidden opportunities. For example, social media newcomer Snapchat used the Jobs process to capture the millennial demographic. By reducing functionality, the company satisfied its users' unmet need to document real life in the moment, without filters and "like" buttons. Packed with similar examples from every industry, this complete innovation guide explains both foundational concepts and a detailed action plan developed by Wunker and his team. In Jobs to Be Done, the groundbreaking Jobs Roadmap takes you step-by-step through the innovation process and reveals how to: Gather valuable customer insights Turn those insights into new product ideas Test and iterate until you find original profitable solutions And much more! Jobs to Be Done gives you a clear-cut framework for thinking about your business, outlines a roadmap for discovering new markets, new products and services, and helps you generate creative opportunities to innovate your way to success.

Boost Your STEAM Program With Great Literature and Activities

Boost Your STEAM Program With Great Literature and Activities
Author: Liz Knowles Ed.D.,Martha Smith
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN: 1440862516
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boost Your STEAM Program With Great Literature and Activities Book Excerpt:

You've created a STEAM program in your library, but how do you work literacy into the curriculum? With this collection of resource recommendations, direction for program development, and activities, you'll have students reading proficiently in no time. • Presents complementary annotated books and discussion questions to engage students in STEAM topics • Offers topical project and problem-solving activity ideas for students in the library makerspace • Provides research and additional resources for teachers and librarians to use in implementing successful STEAM programs

Violent History of Benevolence

Violent History of Benevolence
Author: Chris Chapman,A.J. Withers
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2019-02-20
ISBN: 1442628863
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violent History of Benevolence Book Excerpt:

A Violent History of Benevolence traces how normative histories of liberalism, progress, and social work enact and obscure systemic violences. Chris Chapman and A.J. Withers explore how normative social work history is structured in such a way that contemporary social workers can know many details about social work's violences, without ever imagining that they may also be complicit in these violences. Framings of social work history actively create present-day political and ethical irresponsibility, even among those who imagine themselves to be anti-oppressive, liberal, or radical. The authors document many histories usually left out of social work discourse, including communities of Black social workers (who, among other things, never removed children from their homes involuntarily), the role of early social workers in advancing eugenics and mass confinement, and the resonant emergence of colonial education, psychiatry, and the penitentiary in the same decade. Ultimately, A Violent History of Benevolence aims to invite contemporary social workers and others to reflect on the complex nature of contemporary social work, and specifically on the present-day structural violences that social work enacts in the name of benevolence.

The TWI Facilitator s Guide

The TWI Facilitator s Guide
Author: Donald A. Dinero
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2016-09-19
ISBN: 1315351005
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The TWI Facilitator s Guide Book Excerpt:

There are many books available covering the Training Within Industry (TWI) programs, but few include any unique material on adaptation or modification – This dearth of new has caused practitioners to alter the programs without understanding the underlying principles. These changes have made the programs less effective. One must, however, maintain the principles used in the programs when changing the delivery of the programs to suit the culture. The purpose of The TWI Facilitator's Guide: How to Use the TWI Programs Successfully is to prevent the TWI programs from falling into misuse and disuse. This book will explain the main principles of the TWI programs and what they can accomplish, but it will also stress what they are not. This book reviews what the programs are and then explains how to use them. It tells why we do certain aspects of each program. When we know why we do something, we won’t stop doing it for the wrong reason.

Who Invented Oscar Wilde

Who Invented Oscar Wilde
Author: David Newhoff
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2020-11
ISBN: 1640123881
Category: Law
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who Invented Oscar Wilde Book Excerpt:

In early 1882, before young Oscar Wilde embarked on his lecture tour across America, he posed for publicity photos taken by a famously eccentric New York photographer named Napoleon Sarony. Few would guess that one of those photographs would become the subject of the Supreme Court case that challenged copyright protection for all photography—a constitutional question that asked how a machine-made image could possibly be a work of human creativity. Who Invented Oscar Wilde? is a story about the nature of authorship and the “convenient fiction” we call copyright. While a seemingly obscure topic, copyright has been a hotly contested issue almost since the day the internet became publicly accessible. The presumed obsolescence of authorial rights in this age of abundant access has fueled a debate that reaches far beyond the question of compensation for authors of works. Much of the literature on the subject is either highly academic, highly critical of copyright, or both. With a light and balanced touch, David Newhoff makes a case for intellectual property law, tracing the concept of authorship from copyright’s ancient beginnings to its adoption in American culture to its eventual confrontation with photography and its relevance in the digital age. Newhoff tells a little-known story that will appeal to a broad spectrum of interests while making an argument that copyright is an essential ingredient to upholding the principles on which liberal democracy is founded.

Don t Fall For It

Don t Fall For It
Author: Ben Carlson
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-01-09
ISBN: 1119605164
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Fall For It Book Excerpt:

Learn financial and business lessons from some of the biggest frauds in history Why does financial fraud persist? History is full of sensational financial frauds and scams. Enron was forced to declare bankruptcy after allegations of massive accounting fraud, wiping out $78 billion in stock market value. Bernie Madoff, the largest individual fraudster in history, built a $65 billion Ponzi scheme that ultimately resulted in his being sentenced to 150 years in prison. People from all walks of life have been scammed out of their money: French and British nobility looking to get rich quickly, farmers looking for a miracle cure for their health ailments, several professional athletes, and some of Hollywood’s biggest stars. No one is immune from getting deceived when money is involved. Don’t Fall For It is a fascinating look into some of the biggest financial frauds and scams ever. This compelling book explores specific instances of financial fraud as well as some of the most successful charlatans and hucksters of all-time. Sharing lessons that apply to business, money management, and investing, author Ben Carlson answers questions such as: Why do even the most intelligent among us get taken advantage of in financial scams? What make fraudsters successful? Why is it often harder to stay rich than to get rich? Each chapter in examines different frauds, perpetrators, or victims of scams. These real-life stories include anecdotes about how these frauds were carried out and discussions of what can be learned from these events. This engaging book: Explores the business and financial lessons drawn from some of history’s biggest frauds Describes the conditions under which fraud tends to work best Explains how people can avoid being scammed out of their money Suggests practical steps to reduce financial fraud in the future Don’t Fall For It: A Short History of Financial Scams is filled with engrossing real-life stories and valuable insights, written for finance professionals, investors, and general interest readers alike.

How We Got to Black Lives Matter

How We Got to Black Lives Matter
Author: William Napier
Publsiher: Outskirts Press
Total Pages: 583
Release: 2020-07-28
ISBN: 1478799811
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How We Got to Black Lives Matter Book Excerpt:

Revisionist history, vote buying politics, bad social policy, and the misguided actions of leftist miscreants and institutions have over time coalesced within the United States to form a unifying con in which blacks in particular, and more recently Hispanics and whites as well, are now used as pawns by the political class to further its own nefarious pursuits. Learn how slavery, and the supposed vestiges thereof, is used by leftists worldwide in a continuous assault on the United States—a smear campaign that is as hollow as it is destructive. How We Got to Black Lives Matter covers the early history of slavery around the world—from the early colonial period, the founding of the U.S., the antebellum period, and the critical events that led to the Civil War. The chains of slavery were finally broken with the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965, but the benefits from this groundbreaking legislation never seemed to materialize. Some of the later programs designed to improve the lives of the poor have instead helped lead to the creation of inner-city hell holes in many of America's large urban centers. Over the years, certain anti-poverty laws have had an opposite effect, with the destruction of the black family and the emergence of inter-generational welfare dependency, runaway crime, and other maladies. Using the cudgel of racism and discrimination to repel any constructive ideas for reform has promoted the continuance of the dependent classes to ensure political favor at the voting booth. This book will reveal how we got here—along with some ways to get out.

American Shale Energy and the Global Economy

American Shale Energy and the Global Economy
Author: Andrew R. Thomas
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 53
Release: 2018-05-12
ISBN: 3319893068
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

American Shale Energy and the Global Economy Book Excerpt:

This brief explores the business and global implications of the American shale energy, or natural gas, revolution. Specifically, it provides a rational, comprehensive look at the major business themes and management implications that surround the new abundance of natural gas in the United States and identifies some of the most significant geopolitical considerations globally. While acknowledging some of the controversies and hazards surrounding the extraction techniques, commonly known as “fracking”, the author also looks at the hopes this technique poses and details how shale energy will impact supply chains for firms. The discovery of new sources of domestic natural gas in recent years - coupled with innovations that facilitated their extraction - has altered the global landscape. However, the vast majority of the information out there for business students, faculty, and practitioners about the natural gas revolution is focused on the impact of “longer and lower” energy prices; and, secondarily, opportunities within the domestic energy sector. Each of these is crucial for business people to understand, however, the natural gas revolution is about much more. Companies of all sizes, whether they see it or not, are having new opportunities open up for their products and services. Further, the globalization of shale energy will have far reaching influence beyond simply economic factors. Geopolitical considerations and the re-structuring of international relations around shale energy will impact supply chains in a myriad of ways. This book aims to examine these opportunities. Featuring case studies from contemporary companies, this book will be of interest to students, academics, researchers, professionals and policy makers who are seeking to understand the business and global implications of the shale energy revolution.

Energetic Materials

Energetic Materials
Author: Mark J. Mezger,Kay J. Tindle,Michelle Pantoya,Lori J. Groven,Dilhan Kalyon
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2017-07-06
ISBN: 1351681257
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energetic Materials Book Excerpt:

This book will take an in-depth look at the technologies, processes, and capabilities to develop and produce "next generation" energetic materials for both commercial and defense applications, including military, mining operations, oil production and well perforation, and construction demolition. It will serve to highlight the critical technologies, latest developments, and the current capability gaps that serve as barriers to military fielding or transition to the commercial marketplace. It will also explain how the processing technologies can be spun out for use in other non-energetics related industries.

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur
Author: Philip Delves Broughton,The School of Life
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-03-10
ISBN: 1447293363
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Think Like an Entrepreneur Book Excerpt:

Having the drive, ambition and inspiration to start a new business takes a particular mindset - no wonder we regard successful entrepreneurs as modern-day magic-makers. But what if that spirit and drive were applied outside the world of business startups? An entrepreneur seeks to build something from nothing; to take an inspired idea and make it a reality. How to Think Like an Entrepreneur explores what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur - the ability to disrupt the status quo, use design thinking to generate fresh perspectives, build resilience and leap forward from failure - and ultimately lead us to the heart of great entrepreneurial thinking; an understanding of our deepest human needs. By harnessing the passion, verve and creative thinking of an entrepreneur, you can improve your business and your life and relationships beyond it.

Environmental Health in the 21st Century From Air Pollution to Zoonotic Diseases 2 volumes

Environmental Health in the 21st Century  From Air Pollution to Zoonotic Diseases  2 volumes
Author: Richard V. Crume
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 700
Release: 2018-02-08
ISBN: 1440843651
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Health in the 21st Century From Air Pollution to Zoonotic Diseases 2 volumes Book Excerpt:

This concisely written and easy-to-read resource provides timely information on emerging issues and valuable historical context that enables students to better understand a broad range of environmental health topics, from pollution to infectious diseases, natural disasters, and waste management. • Supplies introductory materials that provide a conceptual framework for readers • Includes contributions from more than 50 expert researchers and practitioners as well as information from interviews with leaders in the environmental health field • Presents historical context for current developments concerning environmental health • Offers suggestions on steps individuals can take to reduce their environmental health risk and stay healthy

You Are What You Risk

You Are What You Risk
Author: Michele Wucker
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2021-04-06
ISBN: 1643136798
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Are What You Risk Book Excerpt:

The #1 international bestselling author of The Gray Rhino offers a bold new framework for understanding and re-shaping our relationship with risk and uncertainty to live more productive and successful lives. What drives a sixty-four-year-old woman to hurl herself over Niagara Falls in a barrel? Why do we often create bigger risks than the risks we try to avoid? Why are corporate boards newly worried about risky personal behavior by CEOs? Why are some nations quicker than others to recognize and manage risks like pandemics, technological change, and climate crisis? The answers define each person, organization, and society as distinctively as a fingerprint. Understanding the often-surprising origins of these risk fingerprints can open your eyes, inspire new habits, catalyze innovation and creativity, improve teamwork, and provide a beacon in a world that seems suddenly more uncertain than ever. How you see risk and what you do about it depend on your personality and experiences. How you make these cost-benefit calculations depend on your culture, your values, the people in the room, and even unexpected things like what you’ve eaten recently, the temperature, the music playing, or the fragrance in the air. Being alert to these often-unconscious influences will help you to seize opportunity and avoid danger. You Are What You Risk is a clarion call for an entirely new conversation about our relationship with risk and uncertainty. In this ground-breaking, accessible and eminently timely book, Michele Wucker examines why it’s so important to understand your risk fingerprint and how to make your risk relationship work better in business, life, and the world. Drawing on compelling risk stories around the world and weaving in economics, anthropology, sociology, and psychology research, Wucker bridges the divide between professional and lay risk conversations. She challenges stereotypes about risk attitudes, re-frames how gender and risk are related, and shines new light on generational differences. She shows how the new science of “risk personality” is re-shaping business and finance, how healthy risk ecosystems support economies and societies, and why embracing risk empathy can resolve conflicts. Wucker shares insights, practical tools, and proven strategies that will help you to understand what makes you who you are –and, in turn, to make better choices, both big and small.

Online Education Policy and Practice

Online Education Policy and Practice
Author: Anthony G. Picciano
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 1317372824
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Online Education Policy and Practice Book Excerpt:

Online Education Policy and Practice examines the past, present, and future of networked learning environments and the changing role of faculty within them. As digital technologies in higher education increasingly enable blended classrooms, collaborative assignments, and wider student access, an understanding of the creation and ongoing developments of these platforms is needed more than ever. By investigating the history of online education, the rise and critique of MOOCs, the mainstreaming of social media, mobile devices, gaming in instruction, and more, this expansive book outlines a variety of potential scenarios likely to become realities in higher education over the next decade.

Megatrends in Food and Agriculture

Megatrends in Food and Agriculture
Author: Helmut Traitler,Michel Dubois,Keith Heikes,Vincent Petiard,David Zilberman
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-10-31
ISBN: 1119391164
Category: Technology & Engineering
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Megatrends in Food and Agriculture Book Excerpt:

Highlights and examines the growing convergence between the food and agricultural industries—the technological, environmental, and consumer-related drivers of this change, and the potential outcomes This is the first book of its kind to connect food and the food industry with agriculture, water resources, and water management in a detailed and thorough way. It brings together a small community of expert authors to address the future of the food industry, agriculture (both for plants and animals), and water—and its role in a world of increasing demands on resources. The book begins by highlighting the role of agriculture in today's food industry from a historical perspective—showing how it has grown over the years. It goes on to examine water management; new ways of plant breeding not only based on genetic modification pathways; and the attention between major crops (soy, corn, wheat) and so-called "orphan crops" (coffee, cocoa, tropical fruits). The book then turns towards the future of the food industry and analyzes major food trends, the new food, and "enough" food; discusses possible new business models for the future food industry; and analyzes the impact that the "internet of everything" will have on agriculture and the food industry. Finally, Megatrends in Food and Agriculture: Technology, Water Use and Nutrition offers scenarios about how agriculture, food, and the food industry might undergo some radical transformations. Assesses the evolution of food production and how we arrived at today's landscape Focuses on key areas of change, driven by both innovation and challenges such as new technologies, the demand for better nutrition, and the management of dwindling resources Highlights the role of better-informed consumers who demand transparency and accountability from producers Is written by industry insiders and academic experts Megatrends in Food and Agriculture: Technology, Water Use and Nutrition is an important resource for food and agriculture industry professionals, including scientists and technicians as well as decision makers, in management, marketing, sales, and regulatory areas, as well as related NGOs.