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Ebooks Corporation

Works: 3,186 works in 3,218 publications in 1 language and 18,291 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Publisher
Classifications: HE1021, 385.09
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Urban design futures ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 261 libraries worldwide
"Urban Design Futures puts forward a series of provocative scenarios for the directions in which urban design could evolve. These scenarios take the form of a series of 'think-pieces' on different aspects of urban design by leading practitioners and theorists. Essays from an international group of authors review progress and explore emerging ideas. Should urban design anticipate the future rather than recreate the past? What are the new driving forces that will shape urban living and urban design in the future? This book explores new concepts and points the way towards a series of urban design paradigms for the twenty-first century."--Jacket
Australian freshwater ecology : processes and management by Andrew J Boulton( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
As pressures on Australia's inland waters intensify from population growth, expanding resource development and climate change, there is an urgent need to manage and protect these special areas. Understanding their ecology underpins their wise management and conservation. Australian Freshwater Ecology vividly describes the physical, chemical and biological features of wetlands, lakes, streams, rivers and groundwaters in Australia. It presents the principles of aquatic ecology linked to practical management and conservation, and explains the causes, mechanisms, effects and manag
Queer company : the role and meaning of friendship in gay men's work lives by Nick Rumens( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This ground- breaking book utilises in-depth qualitative research to analyse gay men's friendships at work; investigating the theme via several philosophical and sociological routes. It examines how workplace friendships are established, developed and organised and impacted by organisational factors. It illuminates the significance of these friendships for the participants and how a clearer and stronger self image can develop as a result. For sociologists and management studies academics this will prove a practical and informative resource
Selling ethnicity : urban cultural politics in the Americas by Olaf Kaltmeier( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Bringing together a multidisciplinary team of scholars, this book explores the importance of ethnicity and cultural economy in the post-Fordist city in the Americas. The work argues that cultural, political and economic elites make use of cultural and ethnic elements in city planning and architecture in order to construct a unique image of a particular city. It also shows how, simultaneously, ethnic communities can benefit from ethnic labelling of cultural production
The cinema of Michael Winterbottom : borders, intimacy, terror by Bruce Bennett( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This comprehensive study of prolific British filmmaker Michael Winterbottom explores the thematic, stylistic, and intellectual consistencies running through his eclectic and controversial body of work. Within an overview of his career, this volume undertakes a close analysis of fifteen of Winterbottom's films ranging from TV dramas to transnational coproductions featuring Hollywood stars, and from documentaries to costume films. This analysis is grounded in a consideration of Winterbottom's collaborative working practices, the political and cultural contexts of the work, and its critical
Global technological change : from hard technology to soft technology by Zhouying Jin( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This revised and updated second edition of "Global Technological Change" reconsiders how we make and use technology in the twenty-first century. With human-centred 'soft technology' driving machine-based 'hard technology' in ever more complex ways, Zhouying Jin provides a much-needed understanding of the human dimension of technological advancement. Through a theoretical framework that incorporates elements of both Eastern and Western philosophy, she offers insight into the dynamic between the two as it relates to a variety of technological innovations. More relevant than ever, Global Technological Change continues to challenge assumptions about technology and the gap between the developed and developing countries in the twenty-first century
British-Indian adult children of divorce : context, impact and coping by Chaitali Das( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This is the first book to analyze the experiences of British-Indian adult children of divorce and contextualize their experiences within the larger multi-cultural polity of the UK. It also discusses the value and implications of understanding the divorce phenomenon and how it is experienced within this community to present insights into what multi-cultural social work and knowledge can mean. This can also enhance support provision for all children and enable better coping of family transitions by acknowledging their specific contexts and needs
The world the railways made by Nicholas Faith( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Across American praries, through Siberian tundra, over Argentinian pampas and deep into the heart of Africa, the modern world began with the arrival of the railway. The shock was sudden and universal: railways carried empire, capitalism and industrialization to every corner of the planet. For some, the ''Iron Road'' symbolized the brute horrors of modernity; for others the way toward a brighter future. From 1825, when the first passenger service linked Stockton and Darlington to the outbreak of World War I, Nicholas Faith presents an engaging and entertaining journey through the first centu
Quality of life, balance of power and nuclear weapons : a statistical yearbook for statesmen and citizens, 2009 by Aleksandr V Avakov( file )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
And the war came : the slavery quarrel and the American Civil War by Donald J Meyers( file )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
"This detailed account of slavery in America, from Jamestown through the Civil War, explains its economic importance in the North as well as the South, its impact on the political dynamics of the Civil War, and the moral dilemmas it posed"--Provided by publisher
Imprisoning medieval women : the non-judicial confinement and abduction of women in England, c.1170-1509 by Gwen Seabourne( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This study of the confinement of women highlights the disparity in regulation concerning male and female imprisonment in the middle ages, and gives a useful perspective on the nature of medieval law, its scope and limitations, and its interaction with royal power and prerogative. It examines situations in which women might be imprisoned without formal accusation of trial; how social status, national allegiance and stage of life affected the chances of imprisonment; the relevant legal rules and norms; the extent to which legal and constitutional developments in medieval England affected women's
Social predation : how group living benefits predators and prey by Guy Beauchamp( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
The classic literature on predation dealt almost exclusively with solitary predators and their prey. Going back to Lotka-Volterra and optimal foraging theory, the theory about predation, including predator-prey population dynamics, was developed for solitary species. Various consequences of sociality for predators have been considered only recently. Similarly, while it was long recognized that prey species can benefit from living in groups, research on the adaptive value of sociality for prey species mostly emerged in the 1970s. The main theme of this book is the various ways that predators
The Wiley Blackwell companion to the sociology of families ( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Unprecedented social changes are taking place that pose new challenges for families. The Wiley Blackwell Companion to the Sociology of Families brings together a collection of original essays that investigate partnering, parenting, and families against the backdrop of rapid social change brought about by globalization, contested cultural values, severe economic shocks, new technologies, and widespread rethinking of welfare state protection for families today
Process heat transfer : principles and applications by R. W Serth( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Robert Serth investigates the design and implementation of industrial heat exchangers. He provides the background needed to understand and master the commercial software packages used by professional engineers for design and analysis of heat exchangers
PIC Microcontroller Projects in C Basic to Advanced by Dogan Ibrahim( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Extensively revised and updated to encompass the latest developments in the PIC 18FXXX series, this book demonstrates how to develop a range of microcontroller applications through a project-based approach. After giving an introduction to programming in C using the popular mikroC Pro for PIC and MPLAB XC8 languages, this book describes the project development cycle in full. The book walks you through fully tried and tested hands-on projects, including many new, advanced topics such as Ethernet programming, digital signal processing, and RFid technology. This book is ideal for engineers, technicians, hobbyists and students who have knowledge of the basic principles of PIC microcontrollers and want to develop more advanced applications using the PIC18F series
Working together : organizational transactional analysis and business performance by Anita Mountain( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Organizational Transactional Analysis is a discipline whose focus is on enabling effective communication at all levels of the organization. It looks at development and change from the individual, team, department and organizational levels. This book, and Organizational TA as a whole, operates from an assumption of health - this is a very different approach from other communication methodologies which tend to focus on the problems. TA focuses on building on what is already working, rather than what isn't. From their many years of experience Anita Mountain and Chris Davidson are convinced them that TA offers everyone within the workforce different options on how to relate. "Working Together" offers up-to-date theory developed by the authors through their extensive knowledge of TA and of the business world. The clear explanations and diagrams in the book outline how you can develop and maintain effective communication and be aware of the processes involved in carrying out decisions and strategies. With chapters on how to apply TA in the workplace "Working Together" is a down-to-earth yet intelligent read and an important resource for those who wish to improve the quality of relationships and improve productivity. It will be of value to individuals, leaders, and managers at all levels. Whether the issue is emotional intelligence, stress, poor communication or different departmental/regional perspectives, this book offers a toolkit of resources to support the people processes aspects of the business
The change champion's field guide : strategies and tools for leading change in your organization by Louis Carter( file )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
Nearly a decade later, leading change pioneers in the field have realigned to bring you the second edition of the Change Champion's Fieldguide. This thoroughly revised and updated edition of the Change Champion's Field Guide is filled with the information, tools, and strategies needed to implement a best practice change or leadership development initiative where everyone wins. In forty-five chapters, the guide's contributors, widely acknowledged as the ""change champions"" and leaders in the fields of organizational change and leadership development, explore the competencies an
Sovereign wealth funds and international political economy by Manda Shemirani( file )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
For the first time, Shemirani provides a systematic methodology for the study of Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) over their life span and emphasizes the need for a paradigm shift in our approach towards the study of state capitalism. Applied in this book to the world's four largest SWFs - Government Pension Fund-Global of Norway, Abu Dhabi Investment Authority of the United Arab Emirates, Temasek of Singapore, and the National Wealth Fund of the Russian Federation, this methodology can also be applied to other funds or form a basis for further analytical studies of SWFs. In addition to its first hand approach, the book addresses concerns about the lack of transparency by offering insights into the functioning and investment strategies of the selected SWFs. Academics and students in international political economy, international finance and international business as well as financiers, business leaders, and policy makers, will find the subject and the approach of this book highly useful
Theory and method in higher education research by Malcolm Tight( file )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This volume contains contemporary contributions to international debates regarding the application and development of theory and methodology in researching higher education
Patriots for profit : contractors and the military in U.S. national security by Thomas C Bruneau( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
This book develops a new approach to the analysis of civil-military relations by focusing on the effectiveness of the armed forces in fulfilling roles & missions, and on their efficiency in terms of cost. The approach is applied to the United States using official documents and interviews with policy-makers. In addition to analyzing the impact of defense reform initiatives over the past thirty years, the book includes the recent phenomenon of "contracting-out" security that has resulted in greater numbers of contractors in Iraq and Afghanistan than uniformed military personnel. While the book
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