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The Micro Revolution Revisited

Author : Peter Large
ISBN : UCAL:B4336053
Genre : Computers
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The Micro Revolution Revisited

Author : Peter Large
ISBN : UOM:39015008987433
Genre : Computers
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The Nature Of The English Revolution Revisited

Author : Stephen Taylor
ISBN : 9781843838180
Genre : History
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New insights into the nature of the seventeenth-century English revolution - one of the most contested issues in early modern British history.
Category: History

The Green Revolution Revisited

Author : Bernhard Glaeser
ISBN : 9781136891632
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Green Revolution – the apparently miraculous increase in cereal crop yields achieved in the 1960s – came under severe criticism in the 1970s because of its demands for optimal irrigation, intensive use of fertilisers and pesticides; its damaging impact on social structures; and its monoculture approach. The early 1980s saw a concerted approach to many of these criticisms under the auspices of Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). This book, first published in 1987, analyses the recent achievements of the CGIAR and examines the Green Revolution concept in South America, Asia and Africa, from an ‘ecodevelopment’ standpoint, with particular regard to the plight of the rural poor. The work is characterised by a concern for the ecological and social dimensions of agricultural development,which puts the emphasis on culturally compatible, labour absorbing and environmentally sustainable food production which will serve the long term needs of developing countries.
Category: Business & Economics

The Control Revolution

Author : James Beniger
ISBN : 0674020766
Genre : Business & Economics
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Why do we find ourselves living in an Information Society? How did the collection, processing, and communication of information come to play an increasingly important role in advanced industrial countries relative to the roles of matter and energy? And why is this change recent--or is it? James Beniger traces the origin of the Information Society to major economic and business crises of the past century. In the United States, applications of steam power in the early 1800s brought a dramatic rise in the speed, volume, and complexity of industrial processes, making them difficult to control. Scores of problems arose: fatal train wrecks, misplacement of freight cars for months at a time, loss of shipments, inability to maintain high rates of inventory turnover. Inevitably the Industrial Revolution, with its ballooning use of energy to drive material processes, required a corresponding growth in the exploitation of information: the Control Revolution. Between the 1840s and the 1920s came most of the important information-processing and communication technologies still in use today: telegraphy, modern bureaucracy. rotary power printing, the postage stamp, paper money, typewriter, telephone, punch-card processing, motion pictures, radio, and television. Beniger shows that more recent developments in microprocessors, computers, and telecommunications are only a smooth continuation of this Control Revolution. Along the way he touches on many fascinating topics: why breakfast was invented, how trademarks came to be worth more than the companies that own them, why some employees wear uniforms, and whether time zones will always be necessary. The book is impressive not only for the breadth of its scholarship but also for the subtlety and force of its argument. It will be welcomed by sociologists, economists, historians of science and technology, and all curious in general.
Category: Business & Economics

The Scientific Revolution Revisited

Author : Mikuláš Teich
ISBN : 9781783741229
Genre : History
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The Scientific Revolution Revisited brings Mikuláš Teich back to the great movement of thought and action that transformed European science and society in the seventeenth century. Drawing on a lifetime of scholarly experience in six penetrating chapters, Teich examines the ways of investigating and understanding nature that matured during the late Middle Ages and the Renaissance, charting their progress towards science as we now know it and insisting on the essential interpenetration of such inquiry with its changing social environment. The Scientific Revolution was marked by the global expansion of trade by European powers and by interstate rivalries for a stake in the developing world market, in which advanced medieval China, remarkably, did not participate. It is in the wake of these happenings, in Teich's original retelling, that the Thirty Years War and the Scientific Revolution emerge as products of and factors in an uneven transition in European and world history: from natural philosophy to modern science, feudalism to capitalism, the late medieval to the early modern period. ??With a narrative that moves from pre-classical thought to the European institutionalisation of science – and a scope that embraces figures both lionised and neglected, such as Nicole Oresme, Francis Bacon, Thomas Hobbes, Isaac Newton, René Descartes, Thaddeus Hagecius, Johann Joachim Becher – The Scientific Revolution Revisited illuminates the social and intellectual sea changes that shaped the modern world.
Category: History

Teaching Information Literacy

Author : Joanna M. Burkhardt
ISBN : 0838908543
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This workbook, linked to the ACRL Standards for Information Literacy, provides hands-on tools for reference and instruction librarians as well as those appointed to teach students how to be information literate. There are 35 lessons covering the basics of planning, collecting and evaluating.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Continuing Professional Development

Author : John Lorriman
ISBN : 0852969155
Genre : Business & Economics
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Guide designed specifically for engineers and technical professionals. Includes details of personal development planning software and other resources, as well as helping to analyse career plans by identifying competencies and skills.
Category: Business & Economics

Surviving Information Overload

Author : Kevin A. Miller
ISBN : 9780310566014
Genre : Religion
File Size : 27.97 MB
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The barrage of emails, voicemail, web pages to scan, books to read, and magazines and newsletters to digest leave people increasingly feeling overwhelmed and out of control in dealing with information overload as society spins even faster. This book offers a brief, seven-chapter practical guide to the "capture" approach. It teaches the skills of point, focus, and shoot to help the reader become more productive and overcome mental fatigue. This is not a gimmick for "neat desk" people or an expensive system requiring purchase of multiple resources or practice of rigid exercises. This practical, quick-read book shows how people of any temperament can keep from drowning in the sea of information. Features include interviews and insights from national leaders plus charts, cartoons, worksheets, and creative exercises. The book is not about how to speed up but how to gain time and focus and purpose and the mental space to be creative. You don't have to finish the book but can read it selectively at different times depending on your current needs. Feel free to skim-read, tear out pages, email small sections to a friend, or read from back to front. The goal is that you come away with ideas and help. The four sections are: 1. Finding the information you need: and getting results from it.2. Clearing information clutter: less is more.3. Creating space to think: finding oasis amid overload.4. Discovering bonus stuff: it doesn't cost you anything extra. This clear, practical guide will help you to: -Sort and organize information in less time -Make space to be creative -Find just the information you need when you need it -Move from frantic to purposeful -Keep growing over a lifetime.
Category: Religion

The Communications Revolution At Work

Author : Queen's University (Kingston, Ont.). School of Policy Studies
ISBN : STANFORD:36105021947077
Genre : Political Science
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No area of technology has developed faster or affected contemporary society more pervasively than electronic communications. Networked computers linked through the internet have enabled finance, commerce and manufacturing to function in a "virtual" environment, unconstrained by time and space. Boundaries have also been removed in voice, image, and data transmission, once normally provided through discrete media. Although the effects of these developments are large, their significance is far from clear. This collection of eleven original papers by British and Canadian experts examines a wide range of practical consequences of the current revolution in communications technology and reconsiders the actual depth of changes so far produced in the economy and society.
Category: Political Science

Technology Development And Democracy

Author : Haider Khan
ISBN : UCSD:31822026161646
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Khan (international economics, U. of Denver) investigates how developing nations can attain cohesive national innovations that provide a foundation for technological progress and economic growth. He suggests a unified approach to studying the problem that combines economic, political, sociological, and cultural factors. Expressing the fundamental problem as a search for a Positive Feedback Loop Innovation Systems, he looks at the necessary conditions for them, describes them as complex and uncertain evolutionary processes, and examines the experience of South Korea. He also explores the implications for the polity and society at large. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Category: Technology & Engineering

Modern English Society

Author : Judith Ryder
ISBN : UOM:39015016906326
Genre : Boston (Mass.)
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Social Information Science

Author : Shifra Baruchson-Arbib
ISBN : STANFORD:36105017811105
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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New technologies for social and medical support will be at the forefront of citizens' demands. To obtain maximum advantage of the new information Society, it will be the task of the "social information scientist" to advise on the setting up of social/medical/community/self-help information "banks". This book sets out the way this might take place, and what it will mean in terms of jobs and the development of humanitarian projects between nations, which may lead to an "international social superhighway".
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Automating Managers

Author : John Moss-Jones
ISBN : IND:30000009634860
Genre : Business & Economics
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Future Survey

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ISBN : UCLA:L0054728498
Genre : Forecasting
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Category: Forecasting

New Scientist

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ISBN : CHI:23682457
Genre : Science
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Category: Science