New Thinking for 21st Century Publishers

New Thinking for 21st Century Publishers
Author: Joost Kist
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2008-09-30
ISBN: 1780632177
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Thinking for 21st Century Publishers Book Excerpt:

Written by a former vice president of Wolters Kluwer, the leading international publishing group. This authoritative book addresses the compelling question: how will the publishing profession survive and thrive in the 21st century? Publishing companies today find themselves in the midst of a sea change in the nature of the content they create; the modes of its delivery; the converging of content and service; and even in the structure of the publishing industry itself. Today, at the beginning of the 21st century we are witnessing an accelerating change in the transition from traditional printing and printing - and publishing-on-demand to online and wireless delivery of content. One of the questions that will be discussed in this book is whether new electronic publishing technologies can help to structure and organise the publishing industry in this transitional period and assist the book and the other former traditional print publications to find their rightful place in a new dynamic environment. The aim of this books is to provide the reader of a blueprint - a concept for a roadmap - that may guide him or her into the new not so level and even uncharted playing fields of the 21st century. The main themes of the book are: publishing houses have to rethink and reformulate their strategy and tactics in the information chain to recover lost ground and recapture lost positions in the information market; readers and users of information are not all the same but have very different profiles, tastes and behaviour; the value of information can be measured only in the context of the quality of tis content and its enchancements and specific applications in the market. Written by knowledgeable and well-respected international publishing executive in the field Draws on the author's wide-ranging practical experience of major global strategic development and project management in technology within the publishing and information services field Provides practical and realistic guidance and solutions to real-world problems

New Thinking About Genetics

New Thinking About Genetics
Author: Britannica Educational Publishing
Publsiher: Britannica Educational Publishing
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2010-04-01
ISBN: 1615301690
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Thinking About Genetics Book Excerpt:

Debates on nature versus nurture rage on and the question of identity looms large for almost everybody at some point in their lives. Thanks to continuing developments in genetics research, some of those questions can be put to bed—or at least, better understood. Moreover, studies of the genome can yield a number of possibilities in improving health and curing disease. This book explores all aspects of this rapidly evolving field by introducing the science of genetics as well as detailing the controversies and implications for future studies.

Digital Libraries

Digital Libraries
Author: Kuo Hung Huang
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2011-04-04
ISBN: 9533072032
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Libraries Book Excerpt:

Digital library is commonly seen as a type of information retrieval system which stores and accesses digital content remotely via computer networks. However, the vision of digital libraries is not limited to technology or management, but user experience. This book is an attempt to share the practical experiences of solutions to the operation of digital libraries. To indicate interdisciplinary routes towards successful applications, the chapters in this book explore the implication of digital libraries from the perspectives of design, operation, and promotion. Without common agreement on a broadly accepted model of digital libraries, authors from diverse fields seek to develop theories and empirical investigations that to advance our understanding of digital libraries.

New Thinking About Pollution

New Thinking About Pollution
Author: Robert Curley Manager, Science and Technology
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2010-08-15
ISBN: 1615301356
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Thinking About Pollution Book Excerpt:

Describes areas where the wise application of technology has begun to work and explains how a combination of technology, intelligence, and will are the key to controlling and reversing pollution.

New Thinking About Evolution

New Thinking About Evolution
Author: John P. Rafferty Associate Editor, Earth Sciences
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2010-08-15
ISBN: 1615301291
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New Thinking About Evolution Book Excerpt:

Examines the history of evolution, as well as to bring to the forefront current methods and the new understanding of DNA and evolution.

What is a 21st Century Brand

What is a 21st Century Brand
Author: Nick Kendall
Publsiher: Kogan Page Publishers
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2015-04-03
ISBN: 0749472634
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What is a 21st Century Brand Book Excerpt:

What is a 21st Century Brand? How is it changing? What is critical now? What are the new mantras and principles? What are the new ideas for how to do it? What do you believe and what would you do therefore? This book features 20 of the best papers produced during the 10 years of The IPA Excellence Diploma. Each is a fresh, original and uniquely personal perspective from the new generation of leaders across creative, media and digital agencies. Produced in partnership with internationally recognised advertising body, the IPA, they are accompanied by commentary from leading industry thinkers including Stephen Woodford, Mark Earls, David Wilding and Ian Priest, and edited by Nick Kendall. Together they offer you multiple perspectives and the opportunity for you to challenge yourself to consider what you believe. Structured as 20 provocations written in the form of 'I believe... and therefore...', the essays are organised into three sections: - What is a brand? - How should we engage to build them? - How should we organise to deliver? Highlighting that today's most successful agencies are those which are embracing the new ways in which we consume content, What is a 21st Century Brand? delivers cutting-edge thinking across all areas of advertising practice. If you want to take time to think about the real fundamentals of what we do as a business -create and build brands- this book will be all the stimulation you would want.

Human Evolution

Human Evolution
Author: Rusty Huddle
Publsiher: Encyclopaedia Britannica
Total Pages: 134
Release: 2016-12-09
ISBN: 1508103550
Category: Electronic books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Human Evolution Book Excerpt:

Pollution and Your Lungs

Pollution and Your Lungs
Author: Daniel E. Harmon
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2012-12-15
ISBN: 1448884330
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pollution and Your Lungs Book Excerpt:

In many parts of the world, people can not only smell the air around them, but also see it and even feel it. Air is so thick with pollutants in certain areas that astronauts in space have seen and photographed it without magnification. Smoke does not simply disappear; it lingers in the atmosphere until natural processes eliminate it. One method of natural process is that trees and other plants are structured so that they absorb pollutants. The bad news is that companies are reducing plant habitats for their timber and land area. Readers learn that new pollutants are entering the atmosphere, both natural and man-made. Natural air pollutants include volcanic eruptions as well as wildfires. Hospitals have been overwhelmed by thousands of patients with respiratory problems. This graphic account explores the causes of pollution and its effects on the lungs. It looks at what is being done to address the pollution problem and ways in which readers can contribute to solutions.

Mothering Our Boys US Edition

Mothering Our Boys  US Edition
Author: Maggie Dent
Publsiher: Pennington Publications
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN: 0648431010
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mothering Our Boys US Edition Book Excerpt:

"Maggie is earthy and real, full of love and knowledge, especially on raising sons." - Steve Biddulph "Maggie's perspective on raising boys is spot on. She writes with humor and depth, providing insight and strategies for many of the most important issues facing moms. There is a lovely ease to her writing and a powerful honesty. I hope every mother of a son (and everyone else!) will read this book. The future of the world, to a great extent, depends on how we raise our boys." - Michael Gurian, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Wonder of Boys and Saving Our Sons If we can see the world through boys' eyes a little better, we will make different choices in the way we mother them… and we will find them less confusing, and love them more deeply. Mothers of sons are worried about raising their boys in a world where negative images of masculinity are front and centre of our media, almost every day. Not only that, but statistically our boys are still struggling in many ways. Even though we live in a time where we recognise that nothing in gender is fixed, it remains a fact that the influence of a mother on her son is massive. A mother of four sons herself, Maggie Dent draws on her personal experience - and over four decades work as a teacher, counsellor and now author and speaker - to help build understanding, empathy and compassion for our boys. Maggie shares her five key secrets that every mum needs to know and uses the voices of men she has worked with and surveyed to reveal what really matters in a boy's relationship with his mother and other mother figures. Maggie is one of Australia's most popular parenting authors and educators, and her seminars about boys have sold out all across Australia and in the UK. She is finally sharing her insights, her reflections, and (as always) her humour around mothering boys to help you be the mum your son needs you to be.

Composting

Composting
Author: Brian Hanson-Harding
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 66
Release: 2013-12-15
ISBN: 1477717811
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Composting Book Excerpt:

Composting is a way to speed up the natural process of decomposition and return organic materials to the soil. Instead of throwing away organic waste, items such as fruit and vegetable scraps, eggshells, coffee grounds, and yard trimmings can be composted. The result is a dark, crumbly material that can be used to improve the soil and beautify gardens, parks, and lawns. This interesting and practical guide explains how composting works and how to start composting, including setting up a bin, adding the right mix of ingredients, aerating the pile, and more. Successful school and municipal programs across the country are highlighted as well.

Mothering Our Boys

Mothering Our Boys
Author: Maggie Dent
Publsiher: Pennington Publications
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-11-01
ISBN: 0994563280
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mothering Our Boys Book Excerpt:

"Maggie is earthy and real, full of love and knowledge, especially on raising sons." - Steve Biddulph "Maggie's perspective on raising boys is spot on. She writes with humor and depth, providing insight and strategies for many of the most important issues facing moms. There is a lovely ease to her writing and a powerful honesty. I hope every mother of a son (and everyone else!) will read this book. The future of the world, to a great extent, depends on how we raise our boys." - Michael Gurian, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Wonder of Boys and Saving Our Sons If we can see the world through boys' eyes a little better, we will make different choices in the way we mother them... and we will find them less confusing, and love them more deeply. Mothers of sons are worried about raising their boys in a world where negative images of masculinity are front and centre of our media, almost every day. Not only that, but statistically our boys are still struggling in many ways. Even though we live in a time where we recognise that nothing in gender is fixed, it remains a fact that the influence of a mother on her son is massive. A mother of four sons herself, Maggie Dent draws on her personal experience - and over four decades work as a teacher, counsellor and now author and speaker - to help build understanding, empathy and compassion for our boys. Maggie shares her five key secrets that every mum needs to know and uses the voices of men she has worked with and surveyed to reveal what really matters in a boy's relationship with his mother and other mother figures. Maggie is one of Australia's most popular parenting authors and educators, and her seminars about boys have sold out all across Australia and in the UK. She is finally sharing her insights, her reflections, and (as always) her humour around mothering boys to help you be the mum your son needs you to be.

Humane Homes

Humane Homes
Author: Catherine Robertson
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN: 1508180571
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Humane Homes Book Excerpt:

Our homes are where we live and play, and for those making positive vegan choices, it's important for our domestic spaces to be environmentally friendly and cruelty-free. This book provides practical advice and inspiration to everyone who is building or renovating and wants a home that both supports their lifestyle and benefits the planet. Topics include making intelligent choices on appliances and creating butterfly-friendly gardens. With ideas, tips, and guidelines for every aspect of home design, readers will see how easy it is to make smart choices and create a beautiful, safe space for living.

Teacher and Librarian Partnerships in Literacy Education in the 21st Century

Teacher and Librarian Partnerships in Literacy Education in the 21st Century
Author: Joron Pihl,Kristin Skinstad van der Kooij,Tone Cecilie Carlsten
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 8
Release: 2017-03-22
ISBN: 9463008993
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teacher and Librarian Partnerships in Literacy Education in the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

This volume explores teacher and librarian partnerships in literacy education, showing that such partnerships are essential to literacy education in 21st century. Teacher and librarian partnerships contribute significantly to the realization of the democratic mandate of the teaching and library profession. Partnerships respond to the educational challenges characterized by an unprecedented pace of knowledge development, digitalization, globalization and extensive transnational migration. The contributors reconceptualize literacy education based on teacher and librarian partnerships. Studies from Sweden, Norway and the U.K. analyze such partnerships as sociocultural and intercultural practices, documenting ways in which teacher and librarian partnerships in literacy education enhance reading literacy, learning, empowerment and social justice. The authors treat literacies as social practices, rather than as an autonomous skill, working with interdisciplinary perspectives that draw on educational research, New Literacy Studies, library and information science and interprofessional studies. Partnerships facilitate reading for pleasure and reading engagement in work with school subjects and curriculum goals, irrespective of socio-economic or cultural background or gender. The partnerships facilitate work with multimodal literacies and inquiry-based learning, both of which are essential in the 21st century. Equally important, the contributors show that the partnerships foster work with the multiple literacies of students and communities, and students’ attachment to the public and school library. The contributors also analyze tensions and contradictions in literacy education and in school library policy and practice, and attempts to deal with these challenges. Teacher and Librarian Partnerships in Literacy Education in the 21st Century brings together leading scholars in educational research and literacy studies, including Brian V. Street, Teresa Cremin, Joan Swann and Joron Pihl. The volume addresses scholars, and is relevant for students, teachers, librarians and politicians.

Communism in the 21st Century 3 volumes

Communism in the 21st Century  3 volumes
Author: Shannon Kurt Brincat
Publsiher: Praeger
Total Pages: 889
Release: 2013-12-12
ISBN: 1440801266
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communism in the 21st Century 3 volumes Book Excerpt:

A compelling three-volume exploration of the philosophical, social, and political facets of the theory and practice of communism within the conditions of 21st-century world politics and late capitalism. • Presents viewpoints from leading Marxist philosophers, economists, and historians alongside those from experts critical of communist ideas to provide a balanced, diverse collection on modern communism • Re-examines established debates within communist and radical politics to show how these discussions have been reconfigured to how communism is currently situated in world politics and may develop in the future • Explores Marx's vision from various interpretive backgrounds, including the socialist, economic, humanist, cosmopolitan, post-modern, feminist, environmental, and cultural, to engage a wide readership: students, academics, activists, and laypersons

The Advertising Handbook

The Advertising Handbook
Author: Jonathan Hardy,Iain Macrury,Helen Powell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2018-02-28
ISBN: 1317192273
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Advertising Handbook Book Excerpt:

The Advertising Handbook provides a critical introduction to advertising and marketing practices today. Contributions from leading international scholars and practitioners offer extended coverage of the contemporary shifts and pressures reshaping the marketing communications (or advertising and marketing) industries and their relationship to the consumer. Profiles and case studies illustrate innovation and diversification among advertising, marketing and public relations companies. Discussion questions aid learning and encourage debate about the activities and influence of advertising today. This Fourth Edition explores the growing significance of: the influence of ‘Big Data’ and automation in digital advertising; tracking and profiling users across digital communications for targeted and personalised marketing communications; the rise of media and advertising integration through sponsored content, product placement, native advertising and other forms of branded content; the dynamic shifts in ad spending and media–advertising relationships across legacy media, online and social media; and the complex profile of consumer behaviour that produces new challenges for brands and branding. Fully revised and updated, this new edition of The Advertising Handbook is a comprehensive and accessible guide to contemporary advertising and marketing theory and practice, designed to meet the requirements, interests and terms of reference of the most recent generation of media and advertising students.

Women Power and Politics in 21st Century Iran

Women  Power and Politics in 21st Century Iran
Author: Tara Povey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2016-02-17
ISBN: 1134779968
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women Power and Politics in 21st Century Iran Book Excerpt:

This book examines the women's movement in Iran and its role in contesting gender relations since the 1979 revolution. Looking at examples from politics, law, employment, environment, media and religion and the struggle for democracy, this book demonstrates how material conditions have important social and political consequences for the lives of women in Iran and exposes the need to challenge the dominant theoretical perspectives on gender and Islam. A truly fascinating insider's look at the experiences of Iranian women as academics, political and civil society activists, this book counters the often inaccurate and misleading stereotyping of Iranian women to present a vibrant and diverse picture of these women's lives. A welcome and unique addition to the vibrant and growing literature on women, Islam, development, democracy and feminisms.

Advancing Differentiation

Advancing Differentiation
Author: Richard M. Cash
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-10-03
ISBN: 1631981420
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advancing Differentiation Book Excerpt:

Powerful strategies that will transform the way you teach and the way your students learn. Advancing Differentiation will lead you through the process of creating a thriving, student-centered, 21st-century classroom. Since its initial publica­tion, the book’s materials have undergone rigorous testing and refinement in classrooms all over the world to deliver the best and most effective differen­tiation strategies. The strategies in this book will help you: Deeply engage every learner while challenging students to think critically, self-regulate, and direct their own learning Set new roles for student and teacher that encourage learner autonomy Employ cutting-edge techniques for designing rigorous E4 curriculum (effective, engaging, enriching, and exciting) This revised and updated edition features: A primer on differentiation, which answers the crucial question, Why differentiate at all? Self-assessment surveys, observation forms, and new ideas for increasing proficiency in classroom differentiation Ways to address the changing needs of the future workforce More articulated curriculum design defining the differences between strategies and skills—refining the levels of conceptual knowledge

Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Intellectual Capital

Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Intellectual Capital
Author: Lidia Garcia,Arturo Rodriguez‐Castellanos,Jon Barrutia‐Guenaga
Publsiher: Academic Conferences Limited
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2013
ISBN: 190950713X
Category: Intellectual capital
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Proceedings of the 5th European Conference on Intellectual Capital Book Excerpt:

Global Threat Target Centered Assessment and Management

Global Threat  Target Centered Assessment and Management
Author: Robert Mandel
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2008-09-30
ISBN: 031335846X
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global Threat Target Centered Assessment and Management Book Excerpt:

This book provides a fresh perspective on causes, consequences, and cures surrounding today's most pressing global security challenges. After explaining the changes in post-Cold War threat, it develops a novel target-centered approach to assessment and management that is more useful in coping with current foreign dangers than current best practices. After explaining the challenge in coping with current global threat, this book begins by analyzing the distinctiveness of post-Cold War threat and of the nature of enemies prevalent in today's world. Then it considers prevailing threat analysis deficiencies and develops an alternative target-centered conceptual approach for recognizing and prioritizing threat. Illustrating the value of this approach are four post-9/11 case studies: the weapons of mass destruction and terrorism threat linked to the 2003 Iraq War, the natural calamity threat linked to the 2004 tsunami disaster, the terrorist threat linked to the 2005 London Transport bombings, and the undesired mass population threat linked to the 2006 American illegal immigration tensions. The study concludes by presenting some target-centered ideas about how to cope better with incoming threat, calling in the end for strategic transformation.

Policy Initiatives Towards the Third Sector in International Perspective

Policy Initiatives Towards the Third Sector in International Perspective
Author: Benjamin Gidron,Michal Bar
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2009-12-03
ISBN: 9781441912596
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Policy Initiatives Towards the Third Sector in International Perspective Book Excerpt:

Over the past decade, the third sector has had tremendous growth worldwide in both size and importance. As many countries struggle to address this changing reality, many have adopted policy initiatives aimed at changing the ways the third sector is addressed. It is a complex process, involving different fields of practice, different levels of government, and different types of third sector organizations. The contributions to this timely volume detail the process as carried out in eight diverse countries: US UK, Canada, Hungary, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Japan, all of whom have recently enacted policy initiatives towards the third sector. The studies are comprehensive: from reviewing the current policy, enacting new laws, supervisory mechanisms, and modes of funding. Featuring a postscript from Helmut Anheier (UCLA School of Public Policy, Los Angeles, CA, USA and Hertie School of Governance, Berlin, Germany), the thorough analysis in this volume will provide a new understanding of the policy initiatives in the eight countries studied, as well as guiding principles for other countries that may implement such initiatives in the future. The resulting work will give researchers in sociology, social work, third sector research, and international economics a new framework for understanding the Third Sector: its role in society, and its relationships with government, the market, and the citizens of the country.