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The Turning Point

Author : Fritjof Capra
ISBN : 0007453051
Genre : Physics
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Category: Physics

Quantum City

Author : Ayssar Arida
ISBN : 9780750650120
Genre : Architecture
File Size : 57.98 MB
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Can a world view based on quantum theory produce a better approach to the problems of the city? Arida links the concepts of quantum theory to the field of urban design, encouraging the urban designer and architect to look at the design of cities from a new perspective.
Category: Architecture

How To Build A Thriving Culture At Work

Author : Rosie Ward
ISBN : 9781483546964
Genre : Business & Economics
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Hailed as a must read by industry leaders, “How to Build a Thriving Culture at Work, Featuring the 7 Points of Transformation” is a fusion of organizational development and employee wellbeing that provides a sustainable solution for creating thriving workplace cultures. In a clear, easy-to-understand format, Drs. Ward and Robison explain why traditional models of organizational development and employee wellbeing often fail, assert the need for a radical paradigm shift, and offer a step-by-step action plan featuring The 7 Points of Transformation for organizations that want to thrive instead of merely survive. This unique approach to integrating organizational and employee wellbeing will free, fuel and inspire employees to bring their best selves to work each day. “How to Build a Thriving Culture at Work” offers solutions for HR & Wellness professionals who are confused about or disappointed with wellness programs, frustrated by the failure of traditional business development initiatives, or simply want to improve their workplace culture. You’ll discover: • How current approaches to organizational and employee wellbeing are based on outdated worldviews, and why these flawed foundations are wreaking havoc in today’s workplace cultures. • The outdated science that has created a pervasive stuckness in our approaches to both organizational and employee wellbeing. • Why organizations should shift from “wellness” to “wellbeing.” • How to use the new scientific discoveries of the past 100 plus years to usher organizational and employee wellbeing into the 21st century. * How to transition from traditional approaches to “getting” people to change (i.e., extrinsic methods) to creating the conditions to support intrinsic motivation. * The 7 Points of Transformation, a step-by-step blueprint for building a thriving workplace culture like you would a structurally sound and aesthetically pleasing house. • An in-depth explanation of each of the 7 Points of Transformation. • How to apply the 7 Points of Transformation to guide the culture change journey. FREE tools with book: • Ward & Robison’s exclusive workplace culture audit – an online audit that will give you an instant snapshot of the health of your culture. • 7 Points of Transformation video series – 7 videos with an in-depth at each of the 7 Points of Transformation to build a thriving workplace culture.
Category: Business & Economics

The Top 50 Sustainability Books

Author : Wayne Visser
ISBN : 9781351279062
Genre : Business & Economics
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This unique title draws together in one volume some of the best thinking to date on the pressing social and environmental challenges we face as a society. These are the Top 50 Sustainability Books as voted for by the University of Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership's alumni network of over 3,000 senior leaders from around the world. In addition to profiles of all 50 titles, many of the authors share their most recent reflections on the state of the world and the ongoing attempts by business, government and civil society to create a more sustainable future. Many of these authors have become household names in the environmental, social and economic justice movements – from Rachel Carson, Ralph Nader and E.F. Schumacher to Vandana Shiva, Muhammad Yunus and Al Gore. Others, such as Aldo Leopold, Thomas Berry and Manfred Max-Neef, are relatively undiscovered gems, whose work should be much more widely known. By featuring these and other seminal thinkers, The Top 50 Sustainability Books distils a remarkable collective intelligence – one that provides devastating evidence of the problems we face as a global society, yet also inspiring examples of innovative solutions; it explores our deepest fears and our highest hopes for the future. It is a must-read for anyone who wants to tap into the wisdom of our age.
Category: Business & Economics

So You Think Medicine Is Modern

Author : Dr Eddie Price
ISBN : 9781925271362
Genre : Medical
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Disappointed by the lack of uptake in the utilisation of Health Outcomes into routine day-to-day medical practice, Dr Price was confronted by the objection that as these measures were patients’ responses to questions – they were “subjective” and therefore not good science. Medicine, said the doctors, was based in science, which was objective. This made no sense to Dr Price, who considered himself an advocate for scientific medicine. He vowed to find the science that would prove that “Outcomes Medicine” was not only based on good science but the latest science. This led him on a journey from Systems Theory to Quantum Mechanics, to Dissipative Structures, to Einstein and e = mc2. He read about fractals, Mandelbrot, and the work of the world-famous Santa Fe Institute set up by “particle physics” Nobel Prize Winner, Murray Gell-Mann, which developed the latest science – Complexity Science. Dr Price concluded that the human body is a Complex Adaptive System (CAS) and realised that there was an additional in-between “state of matter” between solid and fluid. This, he called “SOPHTID”, the mnemonic for (S)Second (O)Order (PH)Phase (T)Transition (ID)Identity, a state which enables fractals and power laws to come about or emerge. Dr Price further contended this was a “functional” state that not only was consistent with Health Outcomes “functional” measurements, but enabled information generation and with the aid of the solid and fluid parts of the cell, information processing or cognition. Dr Price’s hypothesis on the SOPHTID state has now been supported by Longo & Montévil in their 2014 book, Perspectives on Organisms, where they call this “SOPHTID state”, Extended Critically. Thus, with this scientific backing, “Outcomes Medicine” is now best called “Complexity Medicine”, and is backed by the latest science. It enables a new form of Digitised Medicine that will revolutionise healthcare improving Health Outcomes and drastically reducing costs.
Category: Medical

Socio Cultural Perspectives On Science Education

Author : W.W. Cobern
ISBN : 9789401152242
Genre : Science
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Global science education is a reality at the end of the 20th century - albeit an uneven reality - because of tremendous technological and economic pressures. Unfortunately, this reality is rarely examined in the light of what interests the everyday lives of ordinary people rather than the lives of political and economic elites. The purpose of this book is to offer insightful and thought-provoking commentary on both realities. The tacit question throughout the book is `Whose interests are being served by current science education practices and policies?' The various chapters offer critical analysis from the perspectives of culture, economics, epistemology, equity, gender, language, and religion in an effort to promote a reflective science education that takes place within, rather than taking over, the important cultural lives of people. The target audience for the book includes graduate students in education, science education and education policy professors, policy and government officials involved with education.
Category: Science

Nature Across Cultures

Author : Helaine Selin
ISBN : 9789401701495
Genre : Science
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Nature Across Cultures: Views of Nature and the Environment in Non-Western Cultures consists of about 25 essays dealing with the environmental knowledge and beliefs of cultures outside of the United States and Europe. In addition to articles surveying Islamic, Chinese, Native American, Aboriginal Australian, Indian, Thai, and Andean views of nature and the environment, among others, the book includes essays on Environmentalism and Images of the Other, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, Worldviews and Ecology, Rethinking the Western/non-Western Divide, and Landscape, Nature, and Culture. The essays address the connections between nature and culture and relate the environmental practices to the cultures which produced them. Each essay contains an extensive bibliography. Because the geographic range is global, the book fills a gap in both environmental history and in cultural studies. It should find a place on the bookshelves of advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars, as well as in libraries serving those groups.
Category: Science

Contexts Of Nursing

Author : John Daly
ISBN : 9780729579254
Genre : Medical
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Contexts of Nursing 3e builds on the strengths of previous editions and continues to provide nursing students with comprehensive coverage of core ideas and perspectives underpinning the practice of nursing. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated. New material on Cultural Awareness and Contemporary Approaches in Nursing has been introduced to reflect the realities of practice. Nursing themes are discussed from an Australian and New Zealand perspective and are supported by illustrated examples and evidence. Each chapter focuses on an area of study within the undergraduate nursing program and the new edition continues its discussions on history, culture, ethics, law, technology, and professional issues within the field of nursing. update and revised with strong contributions from a wide range of experienced educators from around Australia & New Zealand new Chapter 17 Becoming a Nurse Leader has been introduced into the third edition to highlight the ongoing need of management in practice Chapter 20 Cultural Awareness Nurses working with indigenous people is a new chapter which explores cultural awareness, safety and competence Chapter 22 Using informatics to expand awareness engages the reader on the benefits of using technology evidence-based approach is integrated throughout the text learning objectives, key words and reflective questions are included in all chapters
Category: Medical

Organization Development

Author : W. Warner Burke
ISBN : 9780133892628
Genre : Business & Economics
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Master the modern discipline of Organizational Development (OD), and use it to plan and drive effective change. Organization Development, Third Edition is today's complete overview of the OD discipline for managers, executives, administrators, consultants, and students alike. Fully updated to reflect major changes since the classic Second Edition, it explains how OD is now practiced, and how it is continuing to evolve. The authors illuminate each key theory in the field, giving readers the background they need to translate theory into action, make key choices, help organizations learn, and lead change. Coverage includes: What OD is, where it came from, and where it is headed Understanding OD as a process of change Defining the OD client (why your client may not be who you think it is) Diagnosing organizational problems Applying the Burke-Litwin model of organizational performance and change Assessing how well OD techniques work Working as an OD consultant, and much more
Category: Business & Economics