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Sources And Serendipity

Author : Art Technological Source Research (Study group). Symposium
ISBN : STANFORD:36105215350690
Genre : Art
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"Proceedings of the third symposium of the Art Technological Source Research Working Group."
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Researching Serendipity In Digital Information Environments

Author : Lori McCay-Peet
ISBN : 9781681730943
Genre : Computers
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Chance, luck, and good fortune are the usual go-to descriptors of serendipity, a phenomenon aptly often coupled with famous anecdotes of accidental discoveries in engineering and science in modern history such as penicillin, Teflon, and Post-it notes. Serendipity, however, is evident in many fields of research, in organizations, in everyday life—and there is more to it than luck implies. While the phenomenon is strongly associated with in person interactions with people, places, and things, most attention of late has focused on its preservation and facilitation within digital information environments. Serendipity's association with unexpected, positive user experiences and outcomes has spurred an interest in understanding both how current digital information environments support serendipity and how novel approaches may be developed to facilitate it. Research has sought to understand serendipity, how it is manifested in people's personality traits and behaviors, how it may be facilitated in digital information environments such as mobile applications, and its impacts on an individual, an organizational, and a wider level. Because serendipity is expressed and understood in different ways in different contexts, multiple methods have been used to study the phenomenon and evaluate digital information environments that may support it. This volume brings together different disciplinary perspectives and examines the motivations for studying serendipity, the various ways in which serendipity has been approached in the research, methodological approaches to build theory, and how it may be facilitated. Finally, a roadmap for serendipity research is drawn by integrating key points from this volume to produce a framework for the examination of serendipity in digital information environments.
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Transparency And Proportionality In The Schengen Information System And Border Control Co Operation

Author : Stephen Kabera Karanja
ISBN : 9789004162235
Genre : Political Science
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This volume offers an evaluation of the Schengen Information System and border control co-operation from a transparency and proportionality perspective. It also incorporates a legal descriptive analysis of the co-operation in order to accommodate the changes and developments that occurred during the writing period. The transparency and proportionality perspectives are developed from human rights and data protection criteria. Transparency is understood as knowledge and accessibility to legal information as well as openness and accountability. On the other hand, proportionality is a requirement for guidance, balance and justification as well as a need to avoid excessiveness and arbitrariness in border control work. The final findings reveal that the Schengen co-operation suffers from a deficiency of transparency and proportionality. Consequently, measures are proposed to augment the deficiency. Even as this study was reaching its conclusion, fundamental legislative changes, closely similar to some of the arguments and recommendations projected in this study, took place. The efficacy of these changes is yet to be discerned.
Category: Political Science

Philosophy Of Happiness

Author : Martin Janello
ISBN : 9780991064939
Genre : Philosophy
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Happiness. We spend our life and all our efforts in its pursuit. Yet do we really know what it is and how it occurs? Are we secure in how to achieve and maintain it? Are we certain that we are maximizing our potential to obtain it? Our answers to these questions may not be as firm as we would like them to be. The principles and strategies we produce or receive from others may not provide the happiness they promise or we desire. We may be able to blame interference or seemingly unchangeable circumstances as causes for this shortfall. But we may also sense that our lack of insight arrests our happiness at levels short of its potential. We are searching, often not even knowing what we are looking for. This book investigates in a thorough manner what happiness is and how we might achieve happiness. It is written as a theoretical and practical guide that does not require prior philosophical training. Striving to cover all facets of human pursuits of happiness, its philosophical considerations in­clude topics of law, economics, political science, sociology, history, anthropology, psychology, biology, and physics. Its inclusive examination reveals happiness as an intensely individual phenomenon as well as a systematic force that shapes human destiny and matters beyond up to a cosmic scale. The book illuminates these subjective and objective functions of happiness. Its insights about the nature of happiness may help us to understand the general subject matters of our search as well as the general terrain and rules by which we must abide in our pursuit of happiness. However, it does not presume to know what specific objectives and pursuits will make us happy. Rather, it develops, describes, and encourages us to discover tools to find, understand, and define our personal happiness and to pursue the implementation of this vision with optimized preparedness. Its objective is not to indoctrinate but to empower us. The book proposes that humans are generally endowed with all internal constituents and mechanisms to develop their happiness to its fullest possible extent. Unless our faculties are pathologically impeded, we might only have to become aware of these inherent forces to actuate them. Improving our happiness seems to be a function of comprehensively revealing our concept of happiness and permitting it to take its natural place. The mission of the book is to assist in this process. Finding what makes us happy requires that we achieve knowledge of who we are and of what we want. It requires us to be mindful of our wishes, our needs, our personality. Once we understand our motivations, we must arrange and implement them to their best effect in relation to one another, our capacities, other humans, and our nonhuman environment. The book supports us in gaining these insights and in the resulting tasks. The book further examines how much happiness we can expect to obtain even under the best circumstances. It describes external and internal constraints that threaten our achievements. But it also shows perspectives that may enable us to conquer limitations. Thus, we may not only gain clarity about our happiness but also confidence in its pursuit. Visit the book website with the same name to learn more.
Category: Philosophy

Health Promotion And Education Research Methods

Author : Randall R. Cottrell
ISBN : 0763725757
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Health Promotion and Education Research Methods provides a comprehensive and thorough presentation of the skills and processes needed to complete high quality research. The text makes extensive use of examples from health education and remains flexible enough to serve those interested in teaching research outside of a thesis or dissertation context.
Category: Health & Fitness

The Travels And Adventures Of Serendipity

Author : Robert K. Merton
ISBN : 9781400841523
Genre : Social Science
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From the names of cruise lines and bookstores to an Australian ranch and a nudist camp outside of Atlanta, the word serendipity--that happy blend of wisdom and luck by which something is discovered not quite by accident--is today ubiquitous. This book traces the word's eventful history from its 1754 coinage into the twentieth century--chronicling along the way much of what we now call the natural and social sciences. The book charts where the term went, with whom it resided, and how it fared. We cross oceans and academic specialties and meet those people, both famous and now obscure, who have used and abused serendipity. We encounter a linguistic sage, walk down the illustrious halls of the Harvard Medical School, attend the (serendipitous) birth of penicillin, and meet someone who "manages serendipity" for the U.S. Navy. The story of serendipity is fascinating; that of The Travels and Adventures of Serendipity, equally so. Written in the 1950s by already-eminent sociologist Robert Merton and Elinor Barber, the book--though occasionally and most tantalizingly cited--was intentionally never published. This is all the more curious because it so remarkably anticipated subsequent battles over research and funding--many of which centered on the role of serendipity in science. Finally, shortly after his ninety-first birthday, following Barber's death and preceding his own by but a little, Merton agreed to expand and publish this major work. Beautifully written, the book is permeated by the prodigious intellectual curiosity and generosity that characterized Merton's influential On the Shoulders of Giants. Absolutely entertaining as the history of a word, the book is also tremendously important to all who value the miracle of intellectual discovery. It represents Merton's lifelong protest against that rhetoric of science that defines discovery as anything other than a messy blend of inspiration, perspiration, error, and happy chance--anything other than serendipity.
Category: Social Science


Author : Mark de Rond
ISBN : 9780521181815
Genre : Reference
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Serendipity is a fascinating but elusive concept, and one which has been surprisingly influential in many areas of human discovery. The essays in this volume provide insightful and entertaining accounts of the relationship between serendipity and knowledge by some of the most eminent thinkers of this generation.
Category: Reference

Salute To Serendipity

Author : T.M. Bogollagama
ISBN : 9781469188065
Genre : Poetry
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“Salute to Serendipity” is a book of love poems with leitmotifs on the Kandyan Convention 1815 (which marked the importance of the Kandyan Kingdom of Ceylon and its preserving of Buddhism as a treaty with the United Kingdom) and the serendipitous setting, the paradise island of Sri Lanka. The various poems range from love sonnets to cultural verses, enabling a reader’s vivid imagination take control of the passionate and colorful words.
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Science Math And Nutrition For Toddlers Setting The Stage For Serendipity

Author : Rita Schrank
ISBN : 9780893347000
Genre : Education
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This exciting new activity guide successfully introduces science, math, and nutrition concepts to toddlers. The importance of laying a strong foundation of critical thinking skills is recognized in this book, which details the abilities learned and practiced with each exercise. Thorough explanations of the scientific, mathematic, or nutritional principles accompany each activity, so no outside research is necessary -- it's all included for hassle-free lessons! Developmentally appropriate variations are also listed for reinforcing concepts while adding on to toddlers' knowledge. Each activity is categorized to facilitate integration with older groups. Includes a large annotated bibliography and huge resource list for teachers and homeschoolers.
Category: Education

Holy War In Judaism

Author : Reuven Firestone
ISBN : 9780199977154
Genre : Religion
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Holy war, sanctioned or even commanded by God, is a common and recurring theme in the Hebrew Bible. Rabbinic Judaism, however, largely avoided discussion of holy war in the Talmud and related literatures for the simple reason that it became dangerous and self-destructive. Reuven Firestone's Holy War in Judaism is the first book to consider how the concept of ''holy war'' disappeared from Jewish thought for almost 2000 years, only to reemerge with renewed vigor in modern times. The revival of the holy war idea occurred with the rise of Zionism. As the necessity of organized Jewish engagement in military actions developed, Orthodox Jews faced a dilemma. There was great need for all to engage in combat for the survival of the infant state of Israel, but the Talmudic rabbis had virtually eliminated divine authorization for Jews to fight in Jewish armies. Once the notion of divinely sanctioned warring was revived, it became available to Jews who considered that the historical context justified more aggressive forms of warring. Among some Jews, divinely authorized war became associated not only with defense but also with a renewed kibbush or conquest, a term that became central to the discourse regarding war and peace and the lands conquered by the state of Israel in 1967. By the early 1980's, the rhetoric of holy war had entered the general political discourse of modern Israel. In Holy War in Judaism, Firestone identifies, analyzes, and explains the historical, conceptual, and intellectual processes that revived holy war ideas in modern Judaism.
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Sources Of Indian Traditions

Author : Rachel Fell McDermott
ISBN : 9780231510929
Genre : History
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For more than fifty years, students and teachers have made the two-volume resource Sources of Indian Traditions their top pick for an accessible yet thorough introduction to Indian and South Asian civilizations. Volume 2 contains an essential selection of primary readings on the social, intellectual, and religious history of India from the decline of Mughal rule in the eighteenth century to today. It details the advent of the East India Company, British colonization, the struggle for liberation, the partition of 1947, and the creation of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and contemporary India. This third edition now begins earlier than the first and second, featuring a new chapter on eighteenth-century intellectual and religious trends that set the stage for India's modern development. The editors have added material on Gandhi and his reception both nationally and abroad and include different perspectives on and approaches to Partition and its aftermath. They expand their portrait of post-1947 India and Pakistan and add perspectives on Bangladesh. The collection continues to be divided thematically, with a section devoted to the drafting of the Indian constitution, the rise of nationalism, the influence of Western thought, the conflict in Kashmir, nuclear proliferation, minority religions, secularism, and the role of the Indian political left. A phenomenal text, Sources of Indian Traditions is more indispensable than ever for courses in philosophy, religion, literature, and intellectual and cultural history.
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Growing Industrial Clusters In Asia

Author : Shahid Yusuf
ISBN : 0821372149
Genre : Political Science
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Industrial clusters in Silicon Valley, Hsinchu Park, and northern Italy, and in the vicinity of Cambridge, U.K., have captured the imagination of policymakers, researchers, city planners and business people. Where clusters take root, they can generate valuable spillovers, promote innovation, and create the critical industrial mass for sustained growth. For cities such as Kitakyushu, Japan, that are faced with the erosion of their traditional industrial base and are threatened by economic decline, creating a cluster that would reverse the downward trends is enormously attractive. Growing Industrial Clusters in Asia offers practical guidance on the nature of clusters and the likely efficacy of measures that could help build a cluster. It draws on the experience of both established dynamic clusters and newly emerging ones that show considerable promise. The insights that result from its anlaysis will be of particular interest to policy makers, urban planners, business people, and researchers.
Category: Political Science

Scientific Method

Author : Books Llc
ISBN : 1157483682
Genre : Philosophy
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 137. Chapters: Statistics, Theory, Skepticism, Physical law, Protoscience, Alhazen, Serendipity, Peer review, Inverse-square law, Reproducibility, Empirical method, Empirical validation, Quasi-empirical method, Scientific enterprise, History of scientific method, Source criticism, Personalized medicine, Evidence-based practice, Level of measurement, Qualitative research, List of multiple discoveries, Scientific theory, Data analysis, Science of Team Science, Hypothesis, Open Notebook Science, Case study, Scientific consensus, Data sharing, Pseudoskepticism, Blind experiment, Models of scientific inquiry, Jadad scale, Quantitative research, Open peer review, Prediction, Timeline of the history of scientific method, Selection bias, Operationalization, Self-experimentation, Multiple discovery, Scientific evidence, Outline of scientific method, Scientific control, Self-experimentation in medicine, List of examples of Stigler's law, Nano spray dryer, Post-normal science, Stigler's law of eponymy, Observational study, Evidence-Informed Policy Network, Hypothetico-deductive model, Experimenter's regress, Clinical study design, Deductive-nomological model, Critical-Creative Thinking and Behavioral Research Laboratory, Construct, Interdisciplinary peer review, Scientific progress, Examples of scientific method, Cybermethodology, Strong inference, Peer review failure, Scientific literacy, Quietism, Experimentum crucis, Scientometrics, Descriptive research, Visualized Experimental Biology, Pilot experiment, Scientific law, Mature technology, Mertonian norms, Heroic theory of invention and scientific development, Retrodiction, Expert elicitation, Observational science, Semantic Technology Institute International, Suspension of judgment, Pasteur's Quadrant, Total Balance, Discovery science, OGHET, Open-label trial, Laboratory experimentation, ...
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Quasars And Active Galactic Nuclei

Author : Ajit K. Kembhavi
ISBN : 0521479894
Genre : Science
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The latest observations and theoretical models are combined in this clear, pedagogic textbook for advanced undergraduates and graduate students.
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Modern China 1840 1972

Author : Andrew J. Nathan
ISBN : 9780472038268
Genre : Social Science
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Graduate students have traditionally learned a good part of what they know about sources and research aids on modern China through hearsay and serendipity, in unsystematic and unreliable bits and pieces. The field has now developed to the point where this need not and ought not to be so. It is now possible for beginning researchers to start with some shared basic knowledge of research aids and documentary resources. This research guide is meant to provide that knowledge. The user of this guide is envisaged as an American graduate student in history or the social sciences who is already familiar with the major English-language secondary literature on modern China and is about to begin original research, either for a seminar paper or for a dissertation.
Category: Social Science

Pharmacology And Therapeutics For Dentistry E Book

Author : John A. Yagiela
ISBN : 9780323078245
Genre : Medical
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Use your knowledge of pharmacology to enhance oral care! Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Dentistry, 6th Edition describes how to evaluate a patient’s health and optimize dental treatment by factoring in the drugs they take. It explores the basic fundamentals of pharmacology, special topics such as pain control, fear and anxiety, and oral complications of cancer therapy, and most importantly, the actions of specific drug groups on the human body. Whether you’re concerned about the drugs a patient is already taking or the drugs you prescribe for treatment, this book helps you reduce risk and provide effective dental care. An emphasis on the dental applications of pharmacology relates drugs to dental considerations in clinical practice. Dental aspects of many drug classes are expanded to include antibiotics, analgesics, and anesthetics. The Alternative Medicine in Dentistry chapter discusses chemicals used as alternative medicines and assesses their potential benefits and risks. The Nonopioid Analgesics chapter groups together non-opioid analgesics, nonsterioidal anti-inflammatory drugs, and antirheumatic and antigout drugs, making these easier to locate and study. Coverage of the endocrine system includes four separate chapters for the most comprehensive coverage. Drug Interactions in Clinical Dentistry appendix lists potential interactions between drugs a patient is taking for nondental conditions and drugs that may be used or prescribed during dental treatment, including effects and recommendations. Glossary of Abbreviations appendix includes the most common abbreviations used for drugs or conditions. New Pharmacogenetics and Pharmacogenomics chapter covers the effects of genetic traits of patients on their responses to drugs. A NEW introductory section offers tips for the study of dental pharmacology and relates pharmacology to dental considerations. An updated discussion of drug-drug interactions covers the harmful effects of mixing medications. Coverage of adverse effects and mechanisms of COX-2 inhibitors, antibiotic prophylaxis, and antiplaque agents explains the dental risks relating to common drug treatments.
Category: Medical

The Law Librarian

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Genre : Law libraries
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Srilankan Surfing Serendipity 2

Author : Sumant Barooah
ISBN : 9798686493537
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Monica and Satnam from Melbourne, Australia plan and set out on a tropical holiday to Arthur C Clark's emerald island with azure waters, Sri Lanka.The pre-nuptial trip in the bracing weather re-writes their Holiday. They drift into their individual fancies until Monica get accosted by the local Mafia.In the hour of need, support materialized from unexpected sources to assist the foreigners in distress. In the process of extrication, they see both the turbulent and the pleasant side of the people of the Island nation.It is a must-read story elaborately written to describe the nuances and the intricacies of living in the East.