Just One Damned Thing After Another

Just One Damned Thing After Another
Author: Jodi Taylor
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 324
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN: 1472264274
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just One Damned Thing After Another Book Excerpt:

'Jodi Taylor is quite simply the Queen of Time. Her books are a swashbuckling joyride through History' C. K. MCDONNELL 'A great mix of British properness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' ***** Meet St Mary's - a group of tea-soaked disaster magnets who hurtle their way around History. - If the whole of History lay before you, where would you go? When Dr Madeleine Maxwell is recruited by the St Mary's Institute of Historical Research, she discovers the historians there don't just study the past - they revisit it. But one wrong move and History will fight back - to the death. And Max soon discovers it's not just History she's fighting... BOOK 1 IN THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING CHRONICLES OF ST MARY'S SERIES For fans of Jasper Fforde, Doctor Who, Genevieve Cogman and Richard Osman's Thursday Murder Club Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'

The Chronicles of St Mary s Omnibus Three Extraordinary Adventures

The Chronicles of St Mary s Omnibus  Three Extraordinary Adventures
Author: Jodi Taylor
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 1200
Release: 2020-01-09
ISBN: 1472266862
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Chronicles of St Mary s Omnibus Three Extraordinary Adventures Book Excerpt:

The first three extraordinary adventures in the Chronicles of St Mary's series, now available together in ebook. If you love Jasper Fforde or Ben Aaronovitch, you won't be able to resist Jodi Taylor. 'The Chronicles of St Mary's are the stories of a bunch of time travelling historians who investigate major historical events in contemporary time. Do NOT call it time travel. They are frequently described as "a bunch of tea-sodden disaster magnets", bouncing from crisis to catastrophe and back again. For is it not written, where historians go disaster is sure to follow?' - Jodi Taylor In these first three novels, meet the disaster magnets of St Mary's as they hurtle their way around History. JUST ONE DAMNED THING AFTER ANOTHER When Madeleine Maxwell is recruited by the St Mary's Institute of Historical Research, she discovers the historians there don't just study the past - they revisit it. But one wrong move and History will fight back - to the death. And she soon discovers it's not just History she's fighting... A SYMPHONY OF ECHOES Dispatched to Victorian London to seek out Jack the Ripper, things go badly wrong when he finds the St Mary's historians first. Stalked through the fog-shrouded streets of Whitechapel, Max is soon running for her life. Again. A SECOND CHANCE It began well. A successful assignment to 17th century Cambridge to meet Isaac Newton, and another to witness the historic events at The Gates of Grief. So far so good. But then came the long-awaited jump to the Trojan War that changed everything. And for Max, nothing will ever be the same again. Readers love Jodi Taylor: 'Once in a while, I discover an author who changes everything... Jodi Taylor and her protagonista Madeleine "Max" Maxwell have seduced me' 'A great mix of British proper-ness and humour with a large dollop of historical fun' 'Addictive. I wish St Mary's was real and I was a part of it' 'Jodi Taylor has an imagination that gets me completely hooked' 'A tour de force'

An Argumentation of Historians

An Argumentation of Historians
Author: Jodi Taylor
Publsiher: Night Shade
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2018-05-01
ISBN: 9781597809344
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Argumentation of Historians Book Excerpt:

The ninth book in the bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea. Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don’t call it “time travel”—these historians “investigate major historical events in contemporary time.” And they aren’t your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster-magnets. From Tudor England to the burning city of Persepolis, from a medieval St. Mary’s under siege to Victorian Rushford and a very nasty case of gaol fever, Max is struggling to keep her private life intact. There’s an ambitious programme hindered by giant teapots, plus Mrs. Midgely’s objection to dead hamsters in her airing cupboard, and Mr. Markham’s stubborn refusal to reveal his exact marital status. And as if that’s not enough—the unfortunately not leprosy-laden Malcolm Halcombe is back. Admittedly, none of this is the most secure platform from which to launch an initiative to bring down the renegade Clive Ronan, but hey—what’s the worst that could happen?

A Trail Through Time

A Trail Through Time
Author: Jodi Taylor
Publsiher: Night Shade
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2016-11-08
ISBN: 9781597808712
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Trail Through Time Book Excerpt:

The fourth book in the bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea. Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don’t call it “time travel”—these historians “investigate major historical events in contemporary time.” And they aren’t your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster-magnets. The Chronicles of St. Mary’s tells the chaotic adventures of Madeleine Maxwell and her compatriots—Director Bairstow, Leon “Chief” Farrell, Mr. Markham, and many more—as they travel through time, saving St. Mary’s (too often by the very seat of their pants) and thwarting time-travelling terrorists, all the while leaving plenty of time for tea. In A Trail Through Time, Max and Leon are reunited and looking forward to a peaceful lifetime together. Sadly, that doesn’t even last until lunchtime. The action races from seventeenth-century London to Ancient Egypt and from Pompeii to fourteenth-century Southwark as the historians are pursued up and down the timeline, playing a perilous game of hide-and-seek before seeking refuge at St. Mary’s—where new dangers await them. Overwhelmed, outnumbered, and with the building crashing down around them, will this spell the end of St. Mary’s? Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong

What Could Possibly Go Wrong
Author: Jodi Taylor
Publsiher: Night Shade
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2017-03-14
ISBN: 9781597808736
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Could Possibly Go Wrong Book Excerpt:

The sixth book in the bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea. Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don’t call it “time travel”—these historians “investigate major historical events in contemporary time.” And they aren’t your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster-magnets. The Chronicles of St. Mary’s tells the madcap adventures of Madeleine Maxwell and her compatriots—Director Bairstow, Leon “Chief” Farrell, Mr. Markham, and many more—as they travel through time, saving the St. Mary’s Institute (too often by the very seat of their pants) and thwarting time-travelling terrorists, all the while leaving plenty of time for tea. In What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Max is back, with a new husband, a new job, and a training regime that cannot fail . . . to go wrong. Take one interim chief training officer, add five recruits, and mix with Joan of Arc, a baby mammoth, a duplicitous Father of History, a bombed rat, Stone Age hunters, a couple of passing policemen who should have better things to do, and Dick the Turd. Stir well, bring to a boil—and wait for the bang! Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

And the Rest Is History

And the Rest Is History
Author: Jodi Taylor
Publsiher: Night Shade
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2017-07-18
ISBN: 9781597809061
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

And the Rest Is History Book Excerpt:

The eighth book in the bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea. Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don’t call it “time travel”—these historians “investigate major historical events in contemporary time.” And they aren’t your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster-magnets. The Chronicles of St. Mary’s tells the chaotic adventures of Madeleine Maxwell and her compatriots—Director Bairstow, Leon “Chief” Farrell, Mr. Markham, and many more—as they travel through time, saving St. Mary’s Institute (too often by the very seat of their pants) and thwarting time-travelling terrorists, all the while leaving plenty of time for tea. You think you’re having a bad day? Max is trapped in the same deadly sandstorm that buried the fifty thousand-strong army of the Pharaoh Cambyses II, and she’s sharing the only available shelter for miles around with the murdering psychopath who recently kidnapped her and left her adrift in time. She’s no safer at St. Mary’s. Tragedy strikes—not once, but several times—and with no Leon, no Markham, and no Peterson at her side, Max’s personal life slowly begins to unravel. From the Egyptian desert to the Battle of Hastings, and from Bayeux Cathedral to the Sack of Constantinople, Max must race through time to save the ones she loves.

Jak Barley Private Inquisitor and the Case of One Damned Thing After Another

Jak Barley Private Inquisitor  and the Case of One Damned Thing After Another
Author: Dan Ehl
Publsiher: Rogue Phoenix Press
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2016-07-01
ISBN: 1624202993
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jak Barley Private Inquisitor and the Case of One Damned Thing After Another Book Excerpt:

A Second Chance

A Second Chance
Author: Jodi Taylor
Publsiher: Night Shade
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2016-09-13
ISBN: 9781597808705
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Second Chance Book Excerpt:

The third book in the bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea. Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don’t call it “time travel”—these historians “investigate major historical events in contemporary time.” And they aren’t your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster-magnets. The Chronicles of St. Mary’s tells the chaotic adventures of Madeleine Maxwell and her compatriots—Director Bairstow, Leon “Chief” Farrell, Mr. Markham, and many more—as they travel through time, saving St. Mary’s (too often by the very seat of their pants) and thwarting time-travelling terrorists, all the while leaving plenty of time for tea. In A Second Chance, it seems nothing can go right for Max and her fellow historians. The team confronts a mirror-stealing Isaac Newton and later witnesses how the ancient and bizarre cheese-rolling ceremony in Gloucester can result in CBC: Concussion By Cheese. Finally, Max makes her long-awaited jump to Bronze Age Troy, only for it to end in personal catastrophe. And just when it seems things couldn’t get any worse, it’s back to the Cretaceous Period to confront an old enemy who has nothing to lose. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

A Practical Guide to Studying History

A Practical Guide to Studying History
Author: Tracey Loughran
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-01-12
ISBN: 1472530098
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Practical Guide to Studying History Book Excerpt:

*** PROSE Award Winner (2018) in the Textbook/Humanities Category *** A Practical Guide to Studying History is the perfect guide for students embarking on degree-level study. The book: - introduces students to the concepts of historical objectivity, frameworks and debate - explains the differences in aims, methods and audiences for different types of history - explores the relationship between the skills developed during a history undergraduate degree and the practice of professional history - helps students develop the practical skills required to read historical writing critically, write good essays, and participate in historical debates - includes study questions, further reading lists, text boxes, maps and illustrations The book incorporates case studies taken from a range of regions and periods, reflecting the varied nature of historical study at university, and helps students to understand history, and to practice it successfully: it is an indispensable guide to studying history.

A Symphony of Echoes

A Symphony of Echoes
Author: Jodi Taylor
Publsiher: Night Shade
Total Pages: 340
Release: 2016-07-12
ISBN: 9781597808699
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Symphony of Echoes Book Excerpt:

The second book in the bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea. Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don’t call it “time travel”—these historians “investigate major historical events in contemporary time.” And they aren’t your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster-magnets. The Chronicles of St. Mary’s tells the chaotic adventures of Madeleine Maxwell and her compatriots—Director Bairstow, Leon “Chief” Farrell, Mr. Markham, and many more—as they travel through time, saving St. Mary’s (too often by the very seat of their pants) and thwarting time-travelling terrorists, all the while leaving plenty of time for tea. In the sequel to Just One Damned Thing After Another, Max and company visit Victorian London in search of Jack the Ripper, witness the murder of Archbishop Thomas Becket in Canterbury Cathedral, and discover that dodos make a grockling noise when eating cucumber sandwiches. But they must also confront an enemy intent on destroying St. Mary’s—an enemy willing, if necessary, to destroy history itself to do it. Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

The Present Word Culture Society and the Site of Literature

The Present Word  Culture  Society and the Site of Literature
Author: John Walker
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2017-12-02
ISBN: 1351191977
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Present Word Culture Society and the Site of Literature Book Excerpt:

"This book addresses three key areas of intellectual enquiry: literary criticism, cultural critique, and philosophical theology. Once closely related, especially in the Catholic tradition, they often appear to be separate and unconnected domains in the modern university. The work of Nicholas Boyle is one of the most significant recent attempts to reconnect them. Responding to that initiative, The Present Word challenges this fragmentation of knowledge. Several of the essays reflect a major change of emphasis in literary studies over the last two decades: the reconnection of an idea of literary criticism closely related to the experience of reading, and the wider societal and political concerns addressed by Cultural Studies. Contributors also debate, from both perspectives, whether theological concepts can illuminate the secular culture in which literature is written and read. John Walker is Senior Lecturer in German at Birkbeck College, London, where he served as Head of the School of Languages, Linguistics and Culture from 2006-2009."

Lies Damned Lies and History

Lies  Damned Lies  and History
Author: Jodi Taylor
Publsiher: Night Shade
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2017-05-09
ISBN: 9781597808743
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lies Damned Lies and History Book Excerpt:

The seventh book in the bestselling British madcap time-travelling series, served with a dash of wit that seems to be everyone’s cup of tea. Behind the seemingly innocuous facade of St. Mary’s Institute of Historical Research, a different kind of academic work is taking place. Just don’t call it “time travel”—these historians “investigate major historical events in contemporary time.” And they aren’t your harmless eccentrics either; a more accurate description, as they ricochet around history, might be unintentional disaster-magnets. The Chronicles of St. Mary’s tells the chaotic adventures of Madeleine Maxwell and her compatriots—Director Bairstow, Leon “Chief” Farrell, Mr. Markham, and many more—as they travel through time, saving St. Mary’s (too often by the very seat of their pants) and thwarting time-travelling terrorists, all the while leaving plenty of time for tea. “I’ve done some stupid things in my time. I’ve been reckless. I’ve broken a few rules. But never before have I ruined so many lives or left such a trail of destruction behind me.” As Max would be the first to admit, she’s never been one for rules. But in Lies, Damned Lies, and History, she’s gone too far and now everyone is paying the price. Grounded until the end of time, how can she ever put things right? Skyhorse Publishing, under our Night Shade and Talos imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of titles for readers interested in science fiction (space opera, time travel, hard SF, alien invasion, near-future dystopia), fantasy (grimdark, sword and sorcery, contemporary urban fantasy, steampunk, alternative history), and horror (zombies, vampires, and the occult and supernatural), and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller, a national bestseller, or a Hugo or Nebula award-winner, we are committed to publishing quality books from a diverse group of authors.

What Darwin Got Wrong

What Darwin Got Wrong
Author: Jerry Fodor,Massimo Piattelli-Palmarini
Publsiher: Profile Books
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2011-02-24
ISBN: 1846682215
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Darwin Got Wrong Book Excerpt:

Jerry Fodor and Massimo Piatelli-Palmarini, a distinguished philosopher and scientist working in tandem, reveal major flaws at the heart of Darwinian evolutionary theory. They do not deny Darwin's status as an outstanding scientist but question the inferences he drew from his observations. Combining the results of cutting-edge work in experimental biology with crystal-clear philosophical argument they mount a devastating critique of the central tenets of Darwin's account of the origin of species. The logic underlying natural selection is the survival of the fittest under changing environmental pressure. This logic, they argue, is mistaken. They back up the claim with evidence of what actually happens in nature. This is a rare achievement – the short book that is likely to make a great deal of difference to a very large subject. What Darwin Got Wrong will be controversial. The authors' arguments will reverberate through the scientific world. At the very least they will transform the debate about evolution.

End of Story

End of Story
Author: Crispin Sartwell
Publsiher: State University of New York Press
Total Pages: 153
Release: 2012-02-01
ISBN: 0791491838
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

End of Story Book Excerpt:

Argues that the academy's obsession with language, and in particular with narrative, has become a sort of disease.

Versions of Antihumanism

Versions of Antihumanism
Author: Stanley Fish
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2012-04-19
ISBN: 1107377943
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Versions of Antihumanism Book Excerpt:

Stanley Fish, one of the foremost critics of literature working today, has spent much of his career writing and thinking about Milton. This book brings together his finest published work with brand new material on Milton and on other authors and topics in early modern literature. In his analyses of Renaissance texts, he meditates on the interpretive problems that confront readers and offers a sustained critique of historicist methods of interpretation. Intention, he argues, is key to understanding which pieces of historical data are relevant to literary criticism. Lucid, provocative, direct and inimitable, this new book from Stanley Fish is required reading for anyone teaching or studying Milton and early modern literary studies.

Financial Times Handbook of Management

Financial Times Handbook of Management
Author: Stuart Crainer,Des Dearlove
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 1132
Release: 2004
ISBN: 9780273675846
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Financial Times Handbook of Management Book Excerpt:

The state of the art The world of business never stands still. Today¿s dominant force is tomorrow¿s sideshow. Fashions change and best practice evolves. For managers one certainty endures; the more you know the higher you go. From crafting strategies to delivering results, questions of management will always be too varied, perplexing and challenging to yield a single answer. They are best explored with the help of many perspectives. The third edition of the Financial Times Handbook of Management encapsulates this world of management thinking, reflecting what matters to managers in organizations in the first decade of the new century. A compelling and comprehensive companion to management¿s big ideas, brilliant minds and better ways, the Handbook is packed with intelligent writing to bring management alive for the thinking executive. The Financial Times Handbook of Management captures the state of this indispensable, inspiring, invigorating and essential art: The thinkers: Including Igor Ansoff, Chris Argyris, Warren Bennis, James Champy W Edwards Deming, Peter Drucker; Henri Fayol, Sumantra Ghoshal, Marshall Goldsmith, Lynda Gratton, Gary Hamel, Charles Handy, Phil Hodgson and Randall White, John Kay, Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne, Philip Kotler, Ted Levitt, John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge, Henry Mintzberg, Rosabeth Moss Kanter, John Mullins, Kjell Nordström and Jonas RidderstrSle, Kenichi Ohmae, Richard Pascale, Tom Peters, Michael Porter, CK Prahalad, Edgar Schein, Hermann Simon, Jonathan Story, Don Sull, Fons Trompenaars, Bruce Tulgan, Elizabeth Weldon, Jerry Windand many more. The foundations: Strategy and competition Globalization Managing Human Resources Operations and Service Marketing Finance Organization Ideas, information and knowledge Entrepreneurship Ethics The Skills: Managing globally Leading Managing change Communicating Managing yourself and your career Making it happen Developing and learning

Divergence

Divergence
Author: Charles Sheffield
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-02-25
ISBN: 057508412X
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Divergence Book Excerpt:

For millennia, humankind and the other intelligent races had studied the bizarre and unfathomable constructs of the legendary beings known as Builders. But for all that study, they were still no closer to figuring out who - or what - the Builders had been, or where they had gone. Then, on the world called Quake, in the midst of the violent planetary upheaval that was Summertide, a small group of humans and aliens witnessed the culmination of all those years of watching and waiting: the planet Quake opened up, and something came out - and it looked as if, at long last, the discovery of the Builders themselves was at hand. All her life, Darya Lang had dreamed of finding the Builders, whose artifacts she had single-handedly catalogued for the rest of the universe. Troubleshooter and adventurer Hans Rebka had his own dreams of unraveling the mystery of those artifacts. To Louis Nenda and the Cecropian Atvar H'sial, the Builder artifacts represented a once-in-a-lifetime shot at untold wealth. And close behind them came the others: Councilor Julius Graces, who did not trust anyone to make first contact unassisted; the slavesJ'merlia and Kallik, who craved only a reunion with their masters; and the embodied computer E.C. Tally, charged with finding out just what the rest were up to. The trail that began at Quake led to unexpected Builder artifacts full of traps for the unwary and answers for those who knew how to ask the questions. But the biggest question of all would remain an enigma, while their search unleashed the greatest threat to civilization ever imagined...

How the Biosphere Works

How the Biosphere Works
Author: Fred Spier
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2022-04-26
ISBN: 1000573141
Category: Nature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How the Biosphere Works Book Excerpt:

How the Biosphere Works: Fresh Views Discovered While Growing Peppers offers a simple and novel theoretical approach to understanding the history of the biosphere, including humanity’s place within it. It also helps to clarify what the possibilities and limitations are for future action. This is a subject of wide interest because today we are facing a great many environmental issues, many of which may appear unconnected. Yet all these issues are part of our biosphere. For making plans for the future and addressing our long-term survival and well-being, an integrated knowledge of our biosphere and its history is therefore indispensable. Key Features Documents what the biosphere is, and what our position as humans within it is today. Describes how the biosphere has become the way it is. Summarizes the novel simple theoretical model proposed in the book, and thus, how the biosphere functions. Predicts what the possibilities and limitations are for future human action Emphasizes how simple but careful observations can lead to far-reaching theoretical implications.

Cognitive Development from a Strategy Perspective

Cognitive Development from a Strategy Perspective
Author: Patrick Lemaire
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2017-09-21
ISBN: 1351779087
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cognitive Development from a Strategy Perspective Book Excerpt:

Cognitive Development from a Strategy Perspective recognises the outstanding scientific legacy of Robert S. Siegler as a pioneer of modern research on cognitive development throughout the lifespan. This volume presents a collection of essays written by leading scholars in the field, using cutting-edge research to illustrate how Siegler’s work and ideas lay the groundwork for much of the modern studies on cognitive development. The collection includes chapters which examine strategic aspects of lifespan cognitive development, change mechanisms underlying cognitive development, and numeracy acquisition with emphasis given to the application of new strategies for education. It explores conceptual and methodological frameworks to best study and understand development during childhood and adulthood, and the role of foundational core knowledge on development and acquisition. These foundational issues are examined from various angles and finally integrated in a concluding panoramic chapter written by Siegler himself. Cognitive Development from a Strategy Perspective offers valuable reading for graduates and researchers in cognitive development and mathematical cognition, as well as those at the interface of psychology and education.

The Portable Writer s Conference

The Portable Writer s Conference
Author: Stephen Blake Mettee
Publsiher: Quill Driver Books
Total Pages: 444
Release: 2007
ISBN: 9781884956577
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Portable Writer s Conference Book Excerpt:

Over 45 editors, authors, and agents provide insight on the writing craft and the business of getting published. Learn from the experts!--From publisher's description.