Knowledge Economies and Knowledge Work

Knowledge Economies and Knowledge Work
Author: Bill LaFayette,Wayne Curtis,Denise Bedford,Seema Iyer
Publsiher: Emerald Group Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2019-10-24
ISBN 10: 178973777X
ISBN 13: 9781789737776
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Knowledge Economies and Knowledge Work Book Review:

Our global economy is going through a major transformation, from an industrial economy, to a knowledge economy, rendering knowledge a primary factor in production. In this practical, real-world focused book, expert authors come together to define and discuss knowledge work.

The Knowledge Caf

The Knowledge Caf
Author: Benjamin Anyacho
Publsiher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2021-07-06
ISBN 10: 1523089539
ISBN 13: 9781523089536
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Knowledge Caf Book Review:

Knowledge Café is a process for sharing information, whether face to face or virtual. This popular and practical knowledge management tool supports a culture where projects and innovation thrive. The Knowledge Café is a mindset and environment for engaging, discussing, and exchanging knowledge within a group either face to face or virtually. At the café, participants can discuss hard-to-solve project issues or resolve a family or community crisis. This metaphorical town square supports knowledge circulation and rejuvenation and increases its velocity—making it a breeding ground for innovation. The aha moments at one Knowledge Café can match the benefits of multiple conferences, workshops, and training put together. When knowledge management (KM) is part of an organization's culture, performance improves, collaboration increases, and the competitive advantage accelerates. No one can force knowledge transfer. We must create the right environment where knowledge is freely shared, rewarded, and fun. This book demonstrates why the Knowledge Café is such an effective KM tool and shows how to design optimal café experiences and increase learning agility. The premium on knowledge and agility has never been greater. This book offers a technique for managing knowledge toward the greater good. Tips; templates; practical and relatable experiences; case studies; and examples of knowledge brokers, creators, and sharers across cultures are sprinkled throughout the book to show how the café interfaces with other KM techniques and in different work and project spaces.

Zoning

Zoning
Author: Elliott Sclar,Bernadette Baird-Zars,Lauren Ames Fischer,Valerie Stahl
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2019-11-06
ISBN 10: 0429951256
ISBN 13: 9780429951251
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zoning Book Review:

Zoning is at once a key technical competency of urban planning practice and a highly politicized regulatory tool. How this contradiction between the technical and political is resolved has wide-reaching implications for urban equity and sustainability, two key concerns of urban planning. Moving beyond critiques of zoning as a regulatory hindrance to local affordability or merely the rulebook that guides urban land use, this textbook takes an institutional approach to zoning, positioning its practice within the larger political, social, and economic conflicts that shape local access for diverse groups across urban space. Foregrounding the historical-institutional setting in which zoning is embedded allows planners to more deeply engage with the equity and sustainability issues related to zoning practice. By approaching zoning from a social science and planning perspective, this text engages students of urban planning, policy, and design with several key questions relevant to the realities of zoning and land regulation they encounter in practice. Why has the practice of zoning evolved as it has? How do social and economic institutions shape zoning in contemporary practice? How does zoning relate to the other competencies of planning, such as housing and transport? Where and why has zoning, an act of physical land use regulation, replaced social planning? These questions, grounded in examples and cases, will prompt readers to think critically about the potential and limitations of zoning. By reforging the important links between zoning practice and the concerns of the urban planning profession, this text provides a new framework for considering zoning in the 21st century and beyond.

Stimulating Non Fiction Writing

Stimulating Non Fiction Writing
Author: Emma Hughes-Evans,Simon Brownhill
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2019-01-25
ISBN 10: 1351581414
ISBN 13: 9781351581417
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stimulating Non Fiction Writing Book Review:

Stimulating Non-Fiction Writing! Inspiring Children Aged 7-11 offers innovative and exciting ways to engage children in non-fiction writing, giving professionals the confidence and practical advice that they need to support children in producing quality non-fiction texts in the classroom. Packed full of interesting ideas, resource suggestions and practical activities, the book explores the various ways professionals can purposefully encourage ‘child authors’ to develop their non-fiction writing skills. Tried-and-tested resources, ‘Gold star!’ tips and practical suggestions are underpinned by research-informed teaching strategies and academic information to strengthen professional practice associated with the teaching of non-fiction writing. By taking a stimulating approach to each text type and linking activities to known texts and stimuli, the book offers differentiated advice for working with children in Lower and Upper Key stage 2. Chapters consider text types that include: Instructions Persuasive texts Non-chronological reports Correspondence texts Discussion texts This new text is the perfect guide for inspiring children aged 7-11 in the classroom and will energise and enrich classroom provision and practice by being an essential resource for teachers and students on teacher training courses.

The Routledge Companion to Twentieth and Early Twenty First Century Urban Design

The Routledge Companion to Twentieth and Early Twenty First Century Urban Design
Author: Jon Lang
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2020-11-10
ISBN 10: 1000206254
ISBN 13: 9781000206258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Companion to Twentieth and Early Twenty First Century Urban Design Book Review:

The Routledge Companion to Twentieth and Early Twenty-First Century Urban Design is a fully illustrated descriptive and explanatory history of the development of urban design ideas and paradigms of the past 150 years. The ideas and projects, hypothetical and built, range in scale from the city to the urban block level. The focus is on where the generic ideas originated, the projects that were designed following their precepts, the functions they address and/or afford, and what we can learn from them. The morphology of a city—its built environment—evolves unselfconsciously as private and governmental investors self-consciously erect buildings and infrastructure in a pragmatic, piecemeal manner to meet their own ends. Philosophers, novelists, architects, and social scientists have produced myriad ideas about the nature of the built environment that they consider to be superior to those forms resulting from a laissez-faire attitude to urban development. Rationalist theorists dream of ideal futures based on assumptions about what is good; empiricists draw inspirations from what they perceive to be working well in existing situations. Both groups have presented their advocacies in manifestoes and often in the form of generic solutions or illustrative designs. This book traces the history of these ideas and will become a standard reference for scholars and students interested in the history of urban spaces, including architects, planners, urban historians, urban geographers, and urban morphologists.

Management Communication

Management Communication
Author: James S. O'Rourke
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2019-04-18
ISBN 10: 0429603754
ISBN 13: 9780429603754
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Management Communication Book Review:

This textbook introduces students to the strategic communication methods that are crucial to master in order to develop into effective and ethical managers at all levels of business. Effective communication skills are necessary for success in the business world, and O’Rourke has written a highly readable book filled with anecdotes and examples to engage students in the learning process. This edition includes several classic and new features:  The strategic approach is integrated throughout the book, allowing students to understand how a communicated message impacts the business as a whole.  Case studies throughout the book provide students with hands-on experience of scenarios they will encounter in the real world. The book includes at least three dozen fresh, classroom-tested cases.  An ethical thread is woven through the text, demonstrating how ethical decision making can be applied in all aspects of communication.  Separate chapters on technology (including social media), intercultural communication, nonverbal communication and conflict management provide students with the skills to building relationships and influencing stakeholders; key skills for any manager. A companion website includes comprehensive support material to teach this class, making Management Communication a complete resource for students and instructors.

Safari In South Africa

Safari In South Africa
Author: Stuart Butler,Heather Richardson,Xolani Nicholus Funda,Peter Knights
Publsiher: Horizon Guides
Total Pages: 105
Release: 2019-10-24
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Safari In South Africa Book Review:

Horizon Guides’ Safari In South Africa is your one-stop guide to the best safaris destinations in South Africa.

This guide provides the inspiration and practical information you need to begin planning a safari trip in South Africa.

We look at the different safari regions of South Africa, including where is best for different budgets, what animals you can see and how to make the most of your safari adventure.

In this guide:

  • In-depth travel planning guide to safari routes
  • Practical resources on how to plan, book and experience a trip to South Africa
  • Route maps highlighting potential itineraries
  • Guidance on when to visit and what to experience

Our Safari In South Africa guide is designed to help travellers learn more about how to plan a trip to South Africa. Get inspired by our first-hand experiences and get planning with our in-depth guides.

Intelligent Analytics With Advanced Multi Industry Applications

Intelligent Analytics With Advanced Multi Industry Applications
Author: Sun, Zhaohao
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2021-01-08
ISBN 10: 1799849643
ISBN 13: 9781799849643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Intelligent Analytics With Advanced Multi Industry Applications Book Review:

Many fundamental technological and managerial issues surrounding the development and implementation of intelligent analytics within multi-industry applications remain unsolved. There are still questions surrounding the foundation of intelligent analytics, the elements, the big characteristics, and the effects on business, management, technology, and society. Research is devoted to answering these questions and understanding how intelligent analytics can improve healthcare, mobile commerce, web services, cloud services, blockchain, 5G development, digital transformation, and more. Intelligent Analytics With Advanced Multi-Industry Applications is a critical reference source that explores cutting-edge theories, technologies, and methodologies of intelligent analytics with multi-industry applications and emphasizes the integration of artificial intelligence, business intelligence, big data, and analytics from a perspective of computing, service, and management. This book also provides real-world applications of the proposed concept of intelligent analytics to e-SMACS (electronic, social, mobile, analytics, cloud, and service) commerce and services, healthcare, the internet of things, the sharing economy, cloud computing, blockchain, and Industry 4.0. This book is ideal for scientists, engineers, educators, university students, service and management professionals, policymakers, decision makers, practitioners, stakeholders, researchers, and others who have an interest in how intelligent analytics are being implemented and utilized in diverse industries.

Routledge International Handbook of Play Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy

Routledge International Handbook of Play  Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy
Author: Sue Jennings,Clive Holmwood
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2020-11-30
ISBN 10: 1000228657
ISBN 13: 9781000228656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge International Handbook of Play Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy Book Review:

The Routledge International Handbook of Play, Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy is the first book of its kind to provide an overview of key aspects of play and play therapy, considering play on a continuum from generic aspects through to more specific applied and therapeutic techniques and as a stand-alone discipline. Presented in four parts, the book provides a unique overview of, and ascribes equal value to, the fields of play, therapeutic play, play in therapy and play therapy. Chapters by academics, play practitioners, counsellors, arts therapists and play therapists from countries as diverse as Japan, Cameroon, India, the Czech Republic, Israel, USA, Ireland, Turkey, Greece and the UK explore areas of each topic, drawing links and alliances between each. The book includes complex case studies with children, adolescents and adults in therapy with arts and play therapists, research with children on play, work in schools, outdoor play and play therapy, animal-assisted play therapy, work with street children and play in therapeutic communities around the world. The Routledge International Handbook of Play, Therapeutic Play and Play Therapy demonstrates the centrality of play in human development, reminds us of the creative power of play and offers new and innovative applications of research and practical technique. It will be of great interest to academics and students of play, play therapy, child development, education and the therapeutic arts. It will also be a key text for play and creative arts therapists, both in practice and in training, play practitioners, social workers, teachers and anyone working with children.

A History of Literacy Education

A History of Literacy Education
Author: Robert J. Tierney,P. David Pearson
Publsiher: Teachers College Press
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 0807779687
ISBN 13: 9780807779682
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A History of Literacy Education Book Review:

In this volume, two notable scholars trace the monumental shifts in theory, research, and practice related to reading education and literacy, with particular attention to what they consider the central goal of literacy—making meaning. Each section describes a specific epoch, including a brief snapshot of how the reader of that period is envisioned and characterized by researchers and teachers, as well as a deep discussion of the ideas and contextual events of that era. These developmental waves are organized in rough historical sequence by a series of shifts in underlying theoretical and scholarly lenses—from the behavioral to the psycholinguistic to the cognitive to the sociocultural to the critical to the multimodal to the global. The book closes with a discussion of the various research frames and methodological approaches that paralleled these developments. Throughout, there is a profound recognition that all research and practice are ultimately directed toward how students make meaning, from sound to letter to word, to ideas and images. Book Features: Animates some of the revolutionary developments related to reading education and literacy in modern times. Each development is accompanied by a discussion of the aspirational reader that sets the stage for contemplating these shifts and their significance.Traces the research and theoretical developments to illustrate the origins of the shifts and their influences. Supported by a website with video lectures and conversations tied to the various waves of development.

Transitioning Students in Higher Education

Transitioning Students in Higher Education
Author: Angela Jones,Anita Olds,Joanne G. Lisciandro
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2019-12-31
ISBN 10: 1000712400
ISBN 13: 9781000712407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Transitioning Students in Higher Education Book Review:

Transitioning Students in Higher Education focuses on the relationship between philosophy, pedagogy and practice when designing programs, units or courses for transitioning students to new educational spaces in the university environment. The term ‘transition’ is used to describe the academic as well as social movement and acculturation of students into new higher educational spaces. This book offers both theoretical perspectives and real-world practical examples that reveal the successes and challenges of implementing philosophically driven pedagogies with diverse transitioning cohorts. Drawing on examples from Australia, New Zealand, US and Canada, it writes through the relationship between philosophy, pedagogy and how it can effectively shape the practice of transition and develop the flourishing student. This book is split into three main sub-themes: Flourishing in Transition, Engaging Diverse Cohorts and Challenges for Educators, and sits at the intersections between philosophy and pedagogy in the practice of effectively engaging and transitioning different enabling groups. This book will be of great interest to postgraduate students, researchers and educators working in the areas of enabling or bridging education, higher/tertiary education, distance learning, and indigenous as well as culturally diverse cohorts.

Ancestral Diets and Nutrition

Ancestral Diets and Nutrition
Author: Christopher Cumo
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 488
Release: 2020-11-19
ISBN 10: 1000176010
ISBN 13: 9781000176018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ancestral Diets and Nutrition Book Review:

Ancestral Diets and Nutrition supplies dietary advice based on the study of prehuman and human populations worldwide over the last two million years. This thorough, accessible book uses prehistory and history as a laboratory for testing the health effects of various foods. It examines all food groups by drawing evidence from skeletons and their teeth, middens, and coprolites along with written records where they exist to determine peoples’ health and diet. Fully illustrated and grounded in extensive research, this book enhances knowledge about diet, nutrition, and health. It appeals to practitioners in medicine, nutrition, anthropology, biology, chemistry, economics, and history, and those seeking a clear explanation of what humans have eaten across the ages and what we should eat now. Features: Sixteen chapters examine fat, sweeteners, grains, roots and tubers, fruits, vegetables, and animal and plant sources of protein. Integrates information about diet, nutrition, and health from ancient, medieval, modern and current sources, drawing from the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Provides comprehensive coverage based on the study of several hundred sources and the provision of over 2,000 footnotes. Presents practical information to help shape readers’ next meal through recommendations of what to eat and what to avoid.

The Bedford Handbook

The Bedford Handbook
Author: Diana Hacker,Nancy Sommers
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 912
Release: 2013-10-18
ISBN 10: 1457650800
ISBN 13: 9781457650802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bedford Handbook Book Review:

What habits are common among good college writers? Good college writers are curious, engaged, reflective, and responsible. They read critically. They write with purpose. They tune into their audience. They collaborate and seek feedback. They know credible evidence makes them credible researchers. They revise. The Bedford Handbook, based on surveys with more than 1,000 first-year college students, fosters these habits and offers more support than ever before for college reading and writing. New writing guides support students as they compose in an ever-wider variety of genres, including multimodal genres. New reading support encourages students to become active readers. Retooled research advice emphasizes inquiry and helps writers cite even the trickiest digital sources confidently and responsibly. Best of all, the Handbook remains a trusted companion for students because it is accessible, comprehensive, and authoritative. Instructors benefit, too: A substantially revised Instructor’s Edition includes Nancy Sommers’s personal mentoring—more than 100 new concrete tips for teaching with the handbook. Finally, integrated digital content is easily assignable and helps students practice and apply the handbook’s lessons.

The Bedford Handbook with 2020 APA Update

The Bedford Handbook with 2020 APA Update
Author: Diana Hacker,Nancy Sommers
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 466
Release: 2020-04-30
ISBN 10: 1319370241
ISBN 13: 9781319370244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bedford Handbook with 2020 APA Update Book Review:

If you haven't looked at The Bedford Handbook in a while, look again: This edition has everything your students need to become stronger writers--in a briefer book. This reimagined Bedford Handbook takes a fresh "essentials" approach to the familiar coverage of writing, research, style, and grammar that The Bedford Handbook has always had. The result is a handbook that's equal parts approachable and comprehensive. Students will quickly find answers in the book's direct explanations and step-by-step instruction. They'll get the practice and guidance they need with exercises, how-to guides, model papers, and class-tested examples. The advice you trust from Diana Hacker and Nancy Sommers is here. It all comes in a book that's easier to carry, easier to use, and more affordable than ever.

The Bedford Book of Genres A Guide and Reader

The Bedford Book of Genres  A Guide and Reader
Author: Amy Braziller,Elizabeth Kleinfeld
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-12-14
ISBN 10: 1319058469
ISBN 13: 9781319058463
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bedford Book of Genres A Guide and Reader Book Review:

From memes to resumes, fairy tales to researched arguments, in a striking full-color visual design, The Bedford Book of Genres invites students to unpack how genres work in order to experiment with their own compositions. After capturing the imagination of instructors and students in its successful first edition, the second edition incorporates extensive reviewer feedback to better teach students the rhetorical analysis skills they need to read and compose in any situation. To start the text, the Guide now includes a new Part One that lays out the book's key concepts--rhetorical situation, the elements of a genre, and multimodal composing--and a substantially revised Part Two with examples arranged by academic, workplace, and public contexts. Throughout the text, Guided Readings provide opportunities to analyze the rhetorical situations and conventions of common public and academic genres, while Guided Process sections follow the decisions that five real students made as they worked in multiple genres and media. With a range of readings from short visual arguments to longer, more complex pieces, the Reader gives students a wealth of sources, models, and inspiration for their own compositions. Now available with Launchpad for The Bedford Book of Genres, the second edition offers a compelling digital option with a complete, interactive, assignable e-book.

The Bedford Book of Genres

The Bedford Book of Genres
Author: Amy Braziller,Elizabeth Kleinfeld
Publsiher: Macmillan Higher Education
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2020-09-11
ISBN 10: 1319307736
ISBN 13: 9781319307738
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bedford Book of Genres Book Review:

Bedford Book of Genres is a multimodal text that uses guided readings and processes and a new Part Two on the writing process to teach students to read and write in any genre.

The Bedford Guide for College Writers

The Bedford Guide for College Writers
Author: X. J. Kennedy,Dorothy M. Kennedy,Sylvia A. Holladay,Marcia F. Muth
Publsiher: Bedford/st Martins
Total Pages: 784
Release: 2004-10-01
ISBN 10: 9780312412531
ISBN 13: 0312412533
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bedford Guide for College Writers Book Review:

Python for Data Analysis

Python for Data Analysis
Author: Wes McKinney
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 1449319793
ISBN 13: 9781449319793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Python for Data Analysis Book Review:

Presents case studies and instructions on how to solve data analysis problems using Python.

Study Skills for Foundation Degrees

Study Skills for Foundation Degrees
Author: Dorothy Bedford,Elizabeth Wilson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2019-12-19
ISBN 10: 1000766497
ISBN 13: 9781000766493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Study Skills for Foundation Degrees Book Review:

Study Skills for Foundation Degrees offers a step-by-step guide to the skills needed to successfully complete a Foundation Degree. Filled with activities and useful tips, it will help students to move from nervous novice to confident expert and provide them with the necessary tools to accomplish this. By reading this book, students will be able to learn new skills and enhance existing ones. This third edition has been fully updated and features new chapters on e-learning and dissertations as well as expanded sections on ethics, feedback and referencing. Each chapter includes practical guidance as well as student perspectives that will help students through their course of study. It includes advice on how to support learning, boost motivation and enhance time management, and covers all the essential skills required for successful study, including: Effective reading and note-taking strategies Developing oral skills in a wide range of presentation settings, including what makes a good presentation and how each stage of the process can be prepared for Carrying out well-planned, methodologically sound and well-written research Preparing for examinations and other forms of assessment Producing a professional development portfolio or winning CV Highly accessible, this new edition is an essential resource for all Foundation Degree students who want to get the most out of their course, mature students or anyone with limited or no experience of academic study.

Python Data Science Handbook

Python Data Science Handbook
Author: Jake VanderPlas
Publsiher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2016-11-21
ISBN 10: 1491912138
ISBN 13: 9781491912133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Python Data Science Handbook Book Review:

For many researchers, Python is a first-class tool mainly because of its libraries for storing, manipulating, and gaining insight from data. Several resources exist for individual pieces of this data science stack, but only with the Python Data Science Handbook do you get them all—IPython, NumPy, Pandas, Matplotlib, Scikit-Learn, and other related tools. Working scientists and data crunchers familiar with reading and writing Python code will find this comprehensive desk reference ideal for tackling day-to-day issues: manipulating, transforming, and cleaning data; visualizing different types of data; and using data to build statistical or machine learning models. Quite simply, this is the must-have reference for scientific computing in Python. With this handbook, you’ll learn how to use: IPython and Jupyter: provide computational environments for data scientists using Python NumPy: includes the ndarray for efficient storage and manipulation of dense data arrays in Python Pandas: features the DataFrame for efficient storage and manipulation of labeled/columnar data in Python Matplotlib: includes capabilities for a flexible range of data visualizations in Python Scikit-Learn: for efficient and clean Python implementations of the most important and established machine learning algorithms