This novel set in Ceylon follows the lives of a handful of villagers hacking out a fragile existence in a jungle where indiscriminate growth, indifferent fate and malevolent neighbours constantly threaten to overwhelm them. It is as if Thomas Hardy were immersed in the heat, scent, sensuality and pungent mystery of the tropi. Seven years as a colonial administrator gave Woolf first-hand knowledge of the injustice of colonial rule, and an acute psychological sympathy with the villagers. He skilfully incorporates local story-telling traditions and beliefs into his chilling narrative, to create a book which remains one of the best-loved in Sri Lanka to this day.
Following a string of military defeats at the end of the eighteenth century, Ottoman leaders realized that their classical traditions and institutions could not compete with Russia and the European states´ technological and economic superiority.One of a series of nineteenth-century reform initiatives was the creation of a European-style university called darülfünun . From the Arabic words dar , meaning ´´house,´´ and fünun , meaning ´´sciences,´´ the darülfünun would incorporate the western sciences into deeply entrenched academic traditions and institutions in an effort to bridge the gap with Europe. The completely new institution, distinct from the existing pre-modern medreses , was modeled after the French educational system and created an infrastructure for national universities in Turkey and some of the Arab-speaking provinces. It also influenced the establishment of universities in Iran and Afghanistan. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu´s study sheds new light on an important and pioneering experiment in East-West relations, tracking the multifaceted transformation at work in Istanbul during the transition from classical to modern modes of scientific education. Out of this intellectual ferment, a new Ottoman Turkish scientific language developed, the terminology of which served as a convenient vehicle for expressing and teaching modern science throughout the Empire.
Social Protests in Colombia: A History, 1958-1990 examines social mobilization in Colombia through a variety of lenses in an interdisciplinary approach. Mauricio Archila-Neira incorporates theories from diverse social sciences including subaltern studies and postcolonial approaches to open up an intergenerational dialogue about political transformation and social change. Archila-Neira approaches this history from an objective viewpoint, offering an analysis from a distance not altered by emotion or hyperbole as he examines the values, traditions, and social collective action of subaltern sectors without external influence or motive. The book argues that academia bears the responsibility to put into play its accumulated symbolic capital to critically understand society, without abandoning the utopic effort to imagine another world is possible. Social Protests in Colombia teaches readers how to inhabit differences?of historical experiences, knowledge, and understandings?and why it is crucial to challenge a world that claims to be homogenous. Scholars of Latin American studies, sociology, political science, and history will find this book especially useful.
Best known for powerful 1950s melodramas like All That Heaven Allows , Written on the Wind , The Tarnished Angels , and Imitation of Life , Douglas Sirk (1897?1987) brought to all his work a distinctive style that led to his reputation as one of twentieth-century film?s great directors. Sirk worked in Europe during the 1930s, mainly for Germany?s UFA studios, and then in America in the 1940s and ?50s. The Films of Douglas Sirk: Exquisite Ironies and Magnificent Obsessions provides an overview of his entire career, including Sirk?s work on musicals, comedies, thrillers, war movies, and westerns. One of the great ironists of the cinema, Sirk believed rules were there to be broken. Whether defying the decrees of Nazi authorities trying to turn film into propaganda or arguing with studios that insisted characters? problems should always be solved and that endings should always restore order, what Sirk called ?emergency exits? for audiences, Sirk always fought for his vision. Offering fresh insights into all of the director?s films and situating them in the culture of their times, critic Tom Ryan also incorporates extensive interview material drawn from a variety of sources, including his own conversations with the director. Furthermore, his enlightening study undertakes a detailed reconsideration of the generally overlooked novels and plays that served as sources for Sirk?s films, as well as providing a critical survey of previous Sirk commentary, from the time of the director?s ?rediscovery? in the late 1960s up to the present day.
Conflict Management for Managers: Resolving Workplace, Client, and Policy Disputes provides current and future organizational leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to prevent and manage every common source of conflict faced at work. Great managers and leaders understand they must communicate effectively, lead diverse teams, provide effective feedback, meet customer expectations, attend to organizational culture, and proactively manage relationships with vendors and regulators. This text provides skill-building exercises to help you lead effective meetings, build strong teams, conduct performance appraisals that motivate team members, coach employees and other managers through difficult times, and craft a positive brand image for both your organization and your own career. The text is divided into three sections: Conflict Management & Collaboration basics, including assessments designed to rate your current skills and set goals for growth; Strategies for preventing conflicts inside your work teams and organizations, including tips for giving feedback, motivating team members, and creating positive organizational cultures; and Processes and skills for enhancing relationships with external stakeholders such as customers, vendors, and regulators. Thoroughly updated, this new edition incorporates a greater number of skill-building exercises, discussion questions, and goal-setting suggestions to allow for the active transition of these skills from the printed page into your daily work life.
Although there are numerous advertising texts available to the advertising student today, few focus solely on account planning and even fewer view the digital landscape as permeating every aspect of advertising. Advertising Account Planning in the Digital Media Landscape seeks to bridge that gap by providing a strategic understanding of what the account planner does, a thorough explanation of the kinds of research needed for the account planning process to be successful, and all explained within a digital media mindset. Written in an engaging manner, Advertising Account Planning helps students understand the job of an account planner in this contemporary moment. From data analytics to building a creative brief, this core text systematically covers the tools and skills needed to be a successful advertising account planner. Features: Teaches advertising as consumer engagement using the POEM (paid, owned and earned media) model Covers a range of research techniques including databases, free social media monitoring tools, and customer mapping and critical analysis of ads Illustrates the strategic process that culminates in developing the creative brief Incorporates interviews from industry professionals to give a sense of the actual job Includes assignments, discussions and additional readings
The greatest investment advisor of the twentieth century, Benjamin Graham taught and inspired people worldwide. Graham´s philosophy of ´´value investing”—which shields investors from substantial error and teaches them to develop long-term strategies—has made The Intelligent Investor the stock market bible ever since its original publication in 1949. Over the years, market developments have proven the wisdom of Graham´s strategies. While preserving the integrity of Graham´s original text, this revised edition includes updated commentary by noted financial journalist Jason Zweig, whose perspective incorporates the realities of today´s market, draws parallels between Graham´s examples and today´s financial headlines, and gives readers a more thorough understanding of how to apply Graham´s principles. Vital and indispensable, The Intelligent Investor is the most important book you will ever read on how to reach your financial goals.
New York Times best-selling author offers a groundbreaking approach to activate the subconscious brain to set yourself free from your past and create a terrific future. Have you ever been surprised by the power of your subconscious brain? Perhaps it took control of the wheel as your conscious mind was busy tackling a problem during a 30-minute drive home. You barely remember making your way from the office, but then your car ended up safely in your driveway. Perhaps a name escaped you at some point during your day. Despite trying your hardest to remember it, the conscious parts of your brain couldn´t retrieve what you were seeking. Then, your subconscious worked its magic and presented you with the answer hours later. It had been hard at work for you this whole time, and you didn´t even realize it! In this book, Dr. Mike Dow shares a program he created: subconscious visualization technique (SVT) and cutting-edge tools to help you learn how to speak directly to your subconscious brain and tap into your greatest strengths, gifts, and resources. His program starts with cognitive therapy, then incorporates various types of subconscious tools: mindfulness, relaxation training, hypnosis, meditation, cognitive rehearsal, and guided imagery.
´´This book is Gamow at his best, which means the very best in science for the layman.´´ ? Library JournalWidely recognized as one of the 20th century´s foremost physicists, George Gamow was also an unusually capable popularizer of science. His talents are vividly revealed in this exciting and penetrating explanation of how the central laws of physical science evolved ? from Pythagoras´ discovery of frequency ratios in the 6th century B.C. to today´s research on elementary particles.Unlike many books on physics which focus entirely on fact and theory with little or no historic detail, the present work incorporates fascinating personal and biographical data about the great physicists of past and present. Thus Dr. Gamow discusses on an equal basis the trail of Galileo and the basic laws of mechanics which he discovered, or gives his personal recollections about Niels Bohr along with detailed discussion of Bohr´s atomic model. You´ll also find revealing glimpses of Newton, Huygens, Heisenberg, Pauli, Einstein, and many other immortals of science.Each chapter is centered around a single great figure, or at most two, with other physicists of the era and their contributions forming a background. Major topics include the dawn of physics, the Dark Ages and the Renaissance, Newtonian physics, heat as energy, electricity, the relativistic revolution, quantum theory, and the atomic nucleus and elementary particles.As Dr. Gamow points out in the Preface, the aim of this book is to give the reader the feeling of what physics is, and what kind of people physicists are. This delightfully informal approach, combined with the book´s clear, easy-to-follow explanations, will especially appeal to young readers but will stimulate and entertain science enthusiasts of all ages. 1961 edition.´´The whole thing is a tour de force covering all the important landmarks.´´ ? Guardian