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'Magic is no magic' : the wonderful world of Simon Stevin

Author: J T Devreese; Guido Vanden Berghe
Publisher: Southampton, UK ; Boston : WIT, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is a biography of scientist Simon Stevin (c.1548-1620) who invented the decimal system and designed hydraulic systems, military camps and houses. He applied decimal mathematics to economics, was an innovator in the science of hydrostatics, and was able to explain perspective in a way that even a prince could understand. This book examines his accomplishments and his desire to share his discoveries outside of  Read more...
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Devreese, J.T. (Jozef T.).
'Magic is no magic'.
Southampton, UK ; Boston : WIT, ©2008
(OCoLC)626042630
Named Person: Simon Stevin; Simon Stevin; Simon Stevin
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J T Devreese; Guido Vanden Berghe
ISBN: 1845640926 9781845640927 9781845643911 1845643917
OCLC Number: 72868813
Description: xxxvi, 310 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Assessing quality in applied and practice-based research in education: continuing the debate / John Furlong and Alis Oancea --
1. Expressions of excellence and the assessment of applied and practice-based research / Alis Oancea and John Furlong --
2. Mediating academic research: the Assessment Reform Group experience / Richard Daugherty --
3. Changing models of research to inform educational policy / Kathy Sylva, Brenda Taggart, Edward Melhuish, Pam Sammons and Iram Siraj-Blatchford --
4. Co-production of quality in the Applied Education Research Scheme / Jenny Ozga --
5. Developing knowledge through intervention: meaning and definition of 'quality' in research into change / Bridget Somekh and Lesley Saunders --
6. Ethics in practitioner research: an issue of quality / Susan Groundwater-Smith and Nicole Mockler --
7. Weight of Evidence: a framework for the appraisal of the quality and relevance of evidence / David Gough --
8. Assessing the quality of action research / John Elliott.
Responsibility: Jozef T. Devreese and Guido Vanden Berghe.

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