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Politics And Excellence

Author : Miriam Galston
ISBN : 9781400861491
Genre : Political Science
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Widely recognized as one of the most original and profound philosophers that the medieval Islamic world produced, Alfarabi (870-950) wrote many works of political philosophy addressing the issues that dominated Greek political thought as well as new questions raised by the advent of revealed religion. Taking into account Alfarabi's major political treatises, Miriam Galston develops a theory explaining how together they form a coherent philosophy of politics. Her inquiry centers on Alfarabi's discussions of the nature of happiness, the attributes of ideal rulers, the best form of government, and the relationship between political science and theoretical inquiry. Based upon a new interpretation of Alfarabi's method of writing, Galston explores his use of dialectic, which she traces, in part, to his belief that personal discovery is a condition of philosophic understanding and to his desire to create for the reader a dialogue between Plato and Aristotle. Originally published in 1990. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Category: Political Science

Artist S Block Cured

Author : Linda Krall
ISBN : 9781610586054
Genre : Art
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Beginning and advanced artists alike have experienced “artist's block” at some point in their endeavors. Now artists can turn to this book in their time of need. Artist's Block Cured! provides a stimulating array of ideas for beating blank canvas syndrome and conquering other creative ailments. Broken down into four color-coded categories, beginners will find activities, lessons, quizzes, and inspiration from the Masters to help jumpstart creativity. Written by creative thinker and illustrator Linda Krall, this book is an effective and entertaining tool no artist should be without!
Category: Art

Driving Excellence

Author : Mike J. Jones
ISBN : 9780471793885
Genre : Business & Economics
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Praise for DRIVING EXCELLENCE "A well-organized compendium of immense common sense. [Theauthors'] values-based, walk-the-talk approach recognizes thefast-changing environment we live in. It shows the importance ofaggregating and integrating knowledge and experience on acontinuing basis. Finally, it demonstrates the significance ofcreating a culture that reinforces those values and takes pride inthriving on the complexity." —John E. Abele, founder and Director, Boston ScientificCorporation "The Aggregate System is a powerful blend of strategic formula,exceptional culture, and human systems combined into a completeself-perpetuating system to produce exceptional performance. Anyoneinterested in improving the performance of his or her companyshould read this book." —Jerry Colangelo, CEO and Chairman, Phoenix Suns "This is not another 'silver bullet' piece of academic advice onhow to do a quick fix to some imaginary business. DrivingExcellence is a serious and detailed insight into how a real CEO,Steve Sanghi, has transformed a real company, Microchip, into aworld-class enterprise. Anyone interested in understanding therealities of implementing and sustaining an enterprise-wideconstant improvement plan should read this book." —Dean Kamen, founder and President, DEKA Research &Development Corporation, inventor of the Segway HT, NationalInventors Hall of Fame inductee "Driving Excellence is the first book to deal with theintegration of all the core elements that are essential to runninga business. It should be required reading for all executives andventure firms looking to boost return on invested capital and addsome consistency to their growth. High praise is due to MichaelJones and Steve Sanghi for developing a blueprint that works in thereal world." —Ed Sperling, Editor in Chief, Electronic News "This book provides a nicely developed framework to understandorganizational effectiveness and performance, drawing upon Sanghi'smanagerial skills, perfected in his significant turnaroundperformance at Microchip. Importantly, the reader benefits frominsight and experience about building an organizational cultureproductive to performance and competitiveness." —Steven Stralser, PhD, author of MBA in a Day
Category: Business & Economics

The College Writer A Guide To Thinking Writing And Researching

Author : Randall VanderMey
ISBN : 9781285437958
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Combining streamlined instruction in the writing process with outstanding accessibility, THE COLLEGE WRITER is a fully updated four-in-one book-with a rhetoric, a reader, a research guide, and a handbook-for users at any skill level. Throughout the book, numerous student and professional writing samples highlight important features of academic writing-from voice to documentation-and offer models for users’ own papers. The fifth edition features a greater focus on writing across the curriculum, further supported within the research chapters by additional coverage of report writing, primary research, and avoiding plagiarism. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Good Housekeeping

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ISBN : UOM:39015011363408
Genre : Home economics
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Category: Home economics

Grassroots With Readings The Writer S Workbook

Author : Susan Fawcett
ISBN : 9781285430775
Genre : Education
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Using her unique M-A-P approach (Model-Analysis-Practice), Susan Fawcett’s books have guided hundreds of thousands of students through the writing process, from foundations of grammar, mechanics, and spelling through writing clear sentences and well-organized paragraphs. Her inductive approach; plentiful, high-interest student models and practices; and contemporary readings engage and motivate students. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Category: Education

In Pursuit Of Excellence 5th Edition

Author : Orlick, Terry
ISBN : 9781450496506
Genre : Education
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In Pursuit of Excellence offers a prescriptive and practical means of gaining a competitive edge on or off the field through mental training. Athletes, coaches, and professionals will develop a positive outlook and focused commitment, overcome obstacles, improve performance, and achieve higher-quality living.
Category: Education

Dance Psychology For Artistic And Performance Excellence

Author : Jim Taylor
ISBN : 9781492584926
Genre : Performing Arts
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The dance world is filled with technique books, which certainly serve an important role in helping dancers improve their performance. But the market has been conspicuously void of instruction on a vital aspect of dance performance: the mental aspect. Developing Psychological Strength in All Dancers Jim Taylor, a veteran sport and dance psychologist and author, and Elena Estanol, a dancer, instructor, and sport and dance psychologist, bring their experience and knowledge to Dance Psychology for Artistic and Performance Excellence to help dancers at all levels develop psychological strength to maximize their performance. Dance Psychology for Artistic and Performance Excellence will help dancers in these ways: • Understand how to use the mental aspects of dance to their advantage. • Learn simple techniques to raise their dancing to a new level. • Refine their technique and overcome performance challenges. Individualized Program and Web Resource Tools Dancers will build a strong foundation for performance by employing the dance-specific psychological strategies. The individualized program will help dancers reach their potential in artistry and excellence in school, the dance profession, and dance-related careers. The book comes with a companion web resource containing 40 worksheets that will help dancers grow mentally through reflection and self-examination. Dancers will be able to use these tools to refine their technique and overcome performance challenges. Scientifically Proven Psychological Methods Dance Psychology for Artistic and Performance Excellence incorporates some updated content from Taylor’s original best-selling book Psychology of Dance. Through the authors’ research and experience with dancers over the past two decades, this book offers the latest in scientifically proven psychological methods and practices that dancers have used to achieve optimal performance. As the authors write in their preface: What separates good dancers from the best dancers lies in how mentally prepared they are to perform their best, despite circumstances that dance and life throw at them. Dancers who are the most motivated to train, who have the greatest confidence in themselves, who perform best under pressure, who stay focused on their performance, who keep their emotions under control, and who are able to direct their emotions to elevate their performance and technique to true artistry are the most successful and revered. Key Psychological Concepts Explored To help dancers elevate their performance, the authors explore these concepts in the context of dance performance and provide practical exercises for each concept: • Self-knowledge • Motivation • Confidence • Intensity • Focus • Emotions • Goal setting • Imagery The authors also examine the foundations of dance psychology and delve into special concerns for dancers, including stress and burnout, pain and injury, and disordered eating. Making Your Mind the Most Powerful Tool Once you get to a certain level, your mind is your most powerful tool—or your most harmful weapon. Dance Psychology for Artistic and Performance Excellence will help dancers turn their minds into powerful tools not only to improve their technical and artistic performance but also to enhance their enjoyment, bring greater fulfillment, and enrich their lives personally and professionally. This text is an important contribution to the Human Kinetics dance list because it equips dancers with the psychological tools they need for success.
Category: Performing Arts

The History Of British Women S Writing 1610 1690

Author : M. Suzuki
ISBN : 9780230305502
Genre : Literary Criticism
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During the seventeenth century, in response to political and social upheavals such as the English Civil Wars, women produced writings in both manuscript and print. This volume represents recent scholarship that has uncovered new texts as well as introduced new paradigms to further our understanding of women's literary history during this period.
Category: Literary Criticism

Meta Luxury

Author : Manfredi Ricca
ISBN : 9780230293571
Genre : Art
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Meta-Luxury sets out to define the ultimate meaning of true luxury, exploring it as both a culture and business model. Through the concept of Unique Achievement and the drivers of Craftsmanship, Focus, History, and Rarity, the authors examine what is at the heart of true luxury and its implications for brand and business management. A unique series of conversations with an eclectic array of world-renowned craftsmen, artists, academics, and heads of unique brands, brings insightful illumination to the paradigm of meta-luxury. Conversations include: Salvatore Accardo Hans Peter Danuser von Platen Paolo Fazioli Simon Jacomet Francis Kurkdjian Kauzmi Murose Horacio Pagani Renzo Piano Dr. Michael Scott Francesco Trapani
Category: Art

Perfecting Ourselves To Death

Author : Richard Winter
ISBN : 0830832599
Genre : Religion
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Richard Winter explores the positive and negative effects of perfectionism on our lives and offers fascinating insight and instruction into the healthy pursuit of excellence.
Category: Religion

Customer Care Excellence

Author : Sarah Cook
ISBN : 0749437928
Genre : Business & Economics
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Today's consumers are sophisticated, well informed and have high expectations of the services they want to receive. They want greater choice, speed of service and convenience, and will not be 'sold to' or manipulated. Companies that do not face up to these changes will lose market share.
Category: Business & Economics

The Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015077175217
Genre : Computer-assisted instruction
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Category: Computer-assisted instruction


Author : Eileen Myles
ISBN : 9781611859324
Genre : Poetry
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Finalist for the Lambda Literary Award, 2019 New Statesman's best books of the year, 2018 This new book of poems and essays by Eileen Myles finds our game-changing writer keying lines in the euphoric style that the New York Times has called 'one of the essential voices in American poetry.' Following the critically claimed Afterglow (a dog memoir) and I Must Be Living Twice, their career-spanning selected poems, Evolution is Myles' first all-new poetry collection since 2011's Snowflake/different streets. These new poems upend genre in a vernacular that enacts, like nothing else, the way we speak (inside and out today). From walking around Marfa and New York City with an orange pit bull to Eileen's transcendent acceptance speech as President, Evolution lifts a can of Diet Coke as an End-of-the-World toast to embodiment, irreverence and risk.
Category: Poetry

Lean Six Sigma Service Excellence

Author : Gerald M. Taylor
ISBN : 9781604270068
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 83.18 MB
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Current books on Lean Six Sigma for service ortransactional organizations either require a significanttechnical background, or are rather conceptual in natureand lack the detail of the tools, how to use them, andthe practical skill-building exercises needed to givereaders the ability to actually implement Lean Six Sigmain their ......
Category: Business & Economics

Writing And Holiness

Author : Derek Krueger
ISBN : 9780812202533
Genre : Religion
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Drawing on comparative literature, ritual and performance studies, and the history of asceticism, Derek Krueger explores how early Christian writers came to view writing as salvific, as worship through the production of art. Exploring the emergence of new and distinctly Christian ideas about authorship in late antiquity, Writing and Holiness probes saints' lives and hymns produced in the Greek East to reveal how the ascetic call to imitate Christ's humility rendered artistic and literary creativity problematic. In claiming authority and power, hagiographers appeared to violate the saintly practices that they sought to promote. Christian writers meditated within their texts on these tensions and ultimately developed a new set of answers to the question "What is an author?" Each of the texts examined here used writing as a technique for the representation of holiness. Some are narrative representations of saints that facilitate veneration; others are collections of accounts of miracles, composed to publicize a shrine. Rather than viewing an author's piety as a barrier to historical inquiry, Krueger argues that consideration of writing as a form of piety opens windows onto new modes of practice. He interprets Christian authors as participants in the religious system they described, as devotees, monastics, and faithful emulators of the saints, and he shows how their literary practice integrated authorship into other Christian practices, such as asceticism, devotion, pilgrimage, liturgy, and sacrifice. In considering the distinctly literary contributions to the formation of Christian piety in late antiquity, Writing and Holiness uncovers Christian literary theories with implications for both Eastern and Western medieval literatures.
Category: Religion