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The Ariadne Objective

Author : Wes Davis
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The incredible true story of the WWII spies, including Patrick Leigh Fermor and John Pendlebury, who fought to save Crete and block Hitler's march to the East. In the bleakest years of WWII, when it appeared that nothing could slow the German army, Hitler set his sights on the Mediterranean island of Crete, the ideal staging ground for German domination of the Middle East. But German command had not counted on the eccentric band of British intelligence officers who would stand in their way, conducting audacious sabotage operations in the very shadow of the Nazi occupation force. The Ariadne Objective tells the remarkable story of the secret war on Crete from the perspective of these amateur soldiers -- scholars, archaeologists, writers -- who found themselves serving as spies in Crete because, as one of them put it, they had made "the obsolete choice of Greek at school": John Pendlebury, a swashbuckling archaeologist with a glass eye and a...

Military Review

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ISBN : UCSB:31205039668569
Genre : Military art and science
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Category: Military art and science

Methods And Technologies For Learning

Author : G. Chiazzese
ISBN : 9781845641559
Genre : Education
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For more than a decade the rapid growth of ICT and its use in education have generated a lot of changes in traditional educational structures as well as interest in defining new models for designing advanced learning solutions. This book provides an overview of international perspectives regarding the latest innovations and results in different fields of education. In particular, it is addressed to all those who are interested in exploring methodologies and extending their knowledge of current research in education and training technologies. The wide variety of contributions provides an interesting and useful account of some of the major issues and controversies facing researchers, academicians, professors, educational scientists and technologists in most of the educational contexts in which ICT is applied. Over 90 papers are featured and these are divided under headings including: Online Education and Training; Innovative Teaching and Learning Technologies; Collaborative Learning Environments; Navigation Strategies and Comprehension; Mobile Learning; Quality Issues of Distance Learning Processes; Knowledge Management and E-learning; Learning Technologies for Primary and Secondary Schools; Educational System for People with Special Needs.
Category: Education

Two Years Before The Mast

Author : Richard Henry Dana, Jr.
ISBN : 9781101050347
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Tracing an awe-inspiring oceanic route from Boston, around Cape Horn, to the California coast, Two Years Before the Mast is both a riveting story of adventure and the most eloquent, insightful account we have of life at sea in the early nineteenth century. Richard Henry Dana is only nineteen when he abandons the patrician world of Boston and Harvard for an arduous voyage among real sailors, amid genuine danger. The result is an astonishing read, replete with vivid descriptions of storms, whales, and the ship's mad captain, terrible hardship and magical beauty, and fascinating historical detail, including an intriguing portrait of California before the gold rush. As D. H. Lawrence proclaimed, "Dana's small book is a very great book."
Category: Biography & Autobiography


Author : Carlos Delgado Kloos
ISBN : 9781402081613
Genre : Computers
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Computation and communication technologies underpin work and development in many different areas. Among them, Computer-Aided Design of electronic systems and eLearning technologies are two areas which, though different, in fact share many concerns. The design of CAD and eLearning systems already touches on a number of parallels, such as system interoperability, user interfaces, standardisation, XML-based formats, reusability aspects, etc. Furthermore, the teaching of Design Automation tools and methods is particularly amenable to a distant or blended learning setting, and implies the interconnection of typical CAD tools, such as simulators or synthesis tools, with eLearning tools. There are many other aspects in which synergy can be found when using eLearning technology for teaching and learning technology. EduTech: Computer-Aided Design Meets Computer-Aided Learning contains the proceedings of the EduTech2004 workshop, which was held in August 2004 in conjunction with the 18th IFIP World Computer Congress in Toulouse, France, and sponsored by the International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP). Organized by IFIP WG 10.5 (Design and Engineering of Electronic Systems) in cooperation with IFIP WG 3.6 (Distance Education), the workshop proceedings explore the interrelationship between these two subjects, where computer-aided design meets computer-aided learning. The book includes papers related to eLearning in the area of electronic CAD, but also includes contributions tackling general issues of eLearning that are applicable to this and many other areas such as reusability, standards, open source tools or mobility. This book will be of value to those interested in the latest developments in eLearning in general, and also to those coming from the electronic design field who want to know how to apply these developments in their area.
Category: Computers

Ariadne S Clue

Author : Anthony Stevens
ISBN : 0691086613
Genre : Psychology
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Symbolism is the most powerful and ancient means of communication available to humankind. For centuries people have expressed their preoccupations and concerns through symbolism in the form of myths, stories, religions, and dreams. The meaning of symbols has long been debated among philosophers, antiquarians, theologians, and, more recently, anthropologists and psychologists. In Ariadne's Clue, distinguished analyst and psychiatrist Anthony Stevens explores the nature of symbols and explains how and why we create the symbols we do. The book is divided into two parts: an interpretive section that concerns symbols in general and a "dictionary" that lists hundreds of symbols and explains their origins, their resemblances to other symbols, and the belief systems behind them. In the first section, Stevens takes the ideas of C. G. Jung a stage further, asserting not only that we possess an innate symbol-forming propensity that exists as a creative and integral part of our psychic make-up, but also that the human mind evolved this capacity as a result of selection pressures encountered by our species in the course of its evolutionary history. Stevens argues that symbol formation has an adaptive function: it promotes our grasp on reality and in dreams often corrects deficient modes of psychological functioning. In the second section, Stevens examines symbols under four headings: "The Physical Environment," "Culture and Psyche," "People, Animals, and Plants," and "The Body." Many of the symbols are illustrated in the book's rich variety of woodcuts. From the ancient symbol of the serpent to the archetypal masculine and feminine, from the earth to the stars, from the primordial landscape of the savannah to the mysterious depths of the sea, Stevens traces a host of common symbols back through time to reveal their psychodynamic functioning and looks at their deep-rooted effects on the lives of modern men, women, and children.
Category: Psychology

Acta Cytologica

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924074256441
Genre : Cytodiagnosis
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Includes abstracts of papers of various symposia.
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Culture And Identity In Knowledge Organization

Author : Clément Arsenault
ISBN : UOM:39015081425541
Genre : Cross-language information retrieval
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This volume contains: Proceedings of the Tenth International ISKO Conference 5-8 August 2008 Montreal, Canada.
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ISBN : UOM:39015078327221
Genre : Cretans
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Listening To Strauss Operas

Author : David B. Greene
ISBN : UOM:39015022068053
Genre : Music
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First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Drive 92

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ISBN : UCBK:C101219511
Genre : Electronic traffic controls
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Telematics For The Integration Of The Disabled And Elderly

Author : European Commission. Telematics Applications Programme
ISBN : UVA:X004349987
Genre : Aged
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Recoge: 1.Overview of EU RTD funding initiatives for disabled and older people -- 2.Application domains and areas of research -- 3.Projects, application domains and areas of research.
Category: Aged

Research Networks And Libraries

Author : Gary Cleveland
ISBN : IND:30000037460825
Genre : Computer networks
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This paper is intended to provide interested librarians with a basic knowledge of research networks (as opposed to library networks), focusing specifically on the manner in which they can be used by the international library community to support library functions and improve access to bibliographic information, as well as the technical and policy issues involved in research network use. (Research networks are defined as networks developed within the academic community to provide the infrastructure for a variety of networking tasks, while library networks are designed specifically to support the nuts and bolts operations of libraries.) While major projects involving library/research network connectivity are discussed, the primary focus of the study is the potential for research network use and available standards. After an introductory initial chapter, the second chapter provides an overview of network concepts, including network types and protocols. Library applications of research networks are addressed in the third chapter, including applications for bibliographic provision, document supply, and technical services. In the fourth chapter, library and research network projects in North America, Europe, Australia, and Japan are described. Technical and policy issues, including governance, intellectual property rights, appropriate use, access, and staffing, are considered in the fifth chapter. Chapter 5 also discusses the outlook for developing nations; chapter 6 looks briefly at future network initiatives; and chapter 7 summarizes benefits of and obstacles to library use of research networks. Relevant standards are listed; and the appendix provides background information (i.e., name, date started, purpose, location, configuration, governance, financing, membership, and connections) for networks in North America, Europe, Eastern Europe, Australasia, South East Asia, Southern Asia, the Far East, Latin America and the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Africa. (MES).
Category: Computer networks

Opening Minds

Author : George R. Haynes
ISBN : UOM:39015029294165
Genre : Education
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Category: Education