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The Real World of Technology

  • Author : Ursula M. Franklin
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  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :209
  • ISBN : 088784636X

Summary : In this expanded edition of her bestselling 1989 CBC Massey Lectures, renowned Canadian scientist and humanitarian Ursula M. Franklin examines the impact of technology upon our lives and addresses the extraordinary changes in the bit sphere since The Real World of Technology was first published. In four new chapters, Franklin tackles contentious issues, such as the dilution of privacy and intellectual property rights, the impact of the current technology on government and governance, the shift from consumer capitalism to investment capitalism, and the influence of the Internet upon the craft of writing.

Here in the Real World

  • Author : Sara Pennypacker
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2020-02-06
  • Total pages :320
  • ISBN : 0008371709

Summary : From the author of the highly acclaimed, bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere, ideal for readers aged 9–12.

The Real World of Democracy

  • Author : C.B. Macpherson
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  • Release Date :1992-04-29
  • Total pages :112
  • ISBN : 0887848907

Summary : In his 1964 CBC Massey Lectures C. B. Macpherson examines the rival ideas of democracy - the communist, Third World, and Western-liberal variants - and their impact on one another. He suggests that the West need not fear any challenge to liberal democracy if it is prepared to re-examine and alter its own values.

Researching and Applying Metaphor in the Real World

  • Author : Graham Low,Alice Deignan,Lynne Cameron,Zazie Todd
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  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :385
  • ISBN : 9027223807

Summary : It has become increasingly clear that metaphor needs to be explored in terms of the social and discourse context in which it is used, especially where the aim is to address real-world problems. The notion of 'real world' metaphor research has been developed to describe this important area of investigation. This book starts by describing the nature and scope of real world metaphor research and then illustrates, through 17 detailed, mainly empirically-based studies, the different areas it can apply to, and different methodologies that can be employed. Research problems are explored in areas such as artificial intelligence, language teaching and learning, reconciliation dialogue, university lecture discourse, poetry and wine description. Methods include corpus analysis, experimentation, discourse analysis, cross-cultural analysis and genre analysis. In each case the empirical studies refer back to Gibbs's opening overview of real-world research. The result is an invaluable and cross-referenced collection of papers addressing real-world problems.

Memory in the Real World

  • Author : Gillian Cohen,Martin A. Conway
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  • Release Date :2007-12-03
  • Total pages :424
  • ISBN : 1135419876

Summary : This fully revised and updated third edition of the highly acclaimed Memory in the Real World includes recent research in all areas of everyday memory. Distinguished researchers have contributed new and updated material in their own areas of expertise. The controversy about the value of naturalistic research, as opposed to traditional laboratory methods, is outlined, and the two approaches are seen to have converged and become complementary rather than antagonistic. The editors bring together studies on many different topics, such as memory for plans and actions, for names and faces, for routes and maps, life experiences and flashbulb memory, and eyewitness memory. Emphasis is also given to the role of memory in consciousness and metacognition. New topics covered in this edition include life span development of memory, collaborative remembering, deja-vu and memory dysfunction in the real world. Memory in the Real World will be of continuing appeal to students and researchers in the area.

Virginia Woolf and the Real World

  • Author : Alex Zwerdling
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  • Release Date :1986
  • Total pages :374
  • ISBN : 9780520061842

Summary : Discusses the influence of historical events, politics, and social movements on Woolf's fiction, describes her ideology, and examines her major works

Ethics for the Real World

  • Author : Ronald Arthur Howard,Clinton D. Korver
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  • Release Date :2008
  • Total pages :212
  • ISBN : 1422121062

Summary : People often act reflexively when faced with an ethical challenge. The necessity to make a fast decision leaves little time to think clearly. We get distracted by what our colleagues and others expect from us, and we make snap decisions that we regret. While most agree that outright lying, stealing, and harming are wrong, they seem to disagree about smaller compromises. This book argues that it's better and more satisfying to choose instead of react, to understand distinctions instead of guess what is right for us, and to remain cognizant of the impact of ethical compromise on our effectiveness at work and our personal relationships. The chapters of this book offer lessons and practical tools to help readers: 1. Develop radar to identify the situations where we are forced to make ethical compromises; 2. Understand how to use solid ethical logic and principles to foster clear thinking; 3. Draft and refine a personal code of conduct, and make it practical for everyday use; 4. Go beyond ethical basics to using your personal code as a lever for making more consistent decisions and reducing stress in work and life. Many books about ethics discuss weighty and controversial issues that few of us deal with in daily life--abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, animal rights. While these books are valuable, they are not so much tools for decision making as food for thought. This book, in contrast, focuses on one of ethics' most insidious problems: our inability to make clear and consistent choices in everyday life. The practical tools and techniques in this book help readers design a set of personal standards, based on sound ethical reasoning, for reducing everyday compromises.

Writing in the Real World

  • Author : Anne Beaufort
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  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :239
  • ISBN : 9780807739006

Summary : How can we prepare the work-force of tomorrow for the increasing writing demands of the Information Age? Anne Beaufort provides a multidimensional response to this critical question. Offering a vital view of the developmental process entailed in attaining writing fluency in school and beyond, and the conditions that contribute to acquiring such expertise, Beaufort illuminates what it takes to foster the versatility writers must possess in the workplace of the twenty-first century.

From Here to Sustainability

  • Author : Ian Christie,Diane Warburton,Real World Coalition
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  • Release Date :2001
  • Total pages :223
  • ISBN : 1853837350

Summary : This work distils the principles and priorities of many of the leading voluntary groups into a programme of political aims and actions. The problem can be measured as a "sustainability gap". With examples and short case studies, the book translates the gap into recommendations for progress.

Woolf in the Real World

  • Author : Karen V. Kukil
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  • Release Date :2005
  • Total pages :222
  • ISBN :

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Therapy in the Real World

  • Author : Nancy Boyd-Franklin,Elizabeth N. Cleek,Matt Wofsy,Brian Mundy
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  • Release Date :2013-06-03
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 1462510345

Summary : Helping beginning and experienced therapists cope with the myriad challenges of working in agencies, clinics, hospitals, and private practice, this book distills the leading theories and best practices in the field. The authors provide a clear approach to engaging diverse clients and building rapport; interweaving evidence-based techniques to meet therapeutic goals; and intervening effectively with individuals, families, groups, and larger systems. Practitioners will find tools for addressing the needs of their clients while caring for themselves and avoiding burnout; students will find a clear-headed framework for making use of the variety of approaches available in mental health practice.

Welcome to the Real World

  • Author : Ann Coburn
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  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :152
  • ISBN : 9780435124168

Summary : Rosa is a self-assured intellectual in control of her life; Jason is the school heart-throb. But like three other teenagers at their school they are being harassed by a violent blackmailer and bully. To defend themselves the five victims must form an alliance - but to do this they must reveal their secrets to each other. Age 13+

Communication in the Real World

  • Author : Richard G. Jones
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :2013
  • Total pages :503
  • ISBN : 9781453352014

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Science Fiction in the Real World

  • Author : Norman Spinrad
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :234
  • ISBN : 9780809316717

Summary : This collection of 14 essays on science fiction, most of which originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, explores critical standards; questions of genre, including film and the graphic novel (an evolution of the comic book); and images of the hero. Spinrad provides sketches of four major writers: Sturgeon, Vonnegut, Ballard, and Dick. He also discusses the economic, social, and literary forces that have shaped contemporary science fiction. ISBN 0-8093-1538-6:

Welcome to the Real World

  • Author : Lauren Berger
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  • Release Date :2014-04-22
  • Total pages :240
  • ISBN : 0062307312

Summary : The essential book every workplace novice needs—a smart, practical, and fun guide to help them navigate the minefield of personalities, learn to work with their boss, identify priorities, and ultimately kick butt at their first job. It’s a challenging time to be young and new in the workplace. Your parents can’t help—the rules have all changed, and faster than guide books can keep up. In Welcome to the Real World, career expert and entrepreneur Lauren Berger arms a new generation of workers like you with the tools you need to succeed. She feels your pain. She’s been in your shoes. Just a few years ago, she was you. In a world defined by uncertainty, she argues you need to be bold, take risks, and understand your value. She shows you how to think of your job as a link that will eventually connect you to the opportunity of your dreams. It’s time to get comfortable getting uncomfortable, she advises. Her essential handbook tells you everything you should know to make the most of your first on-the-job experience, including how to: Think about “The Big Picture” Deal with rejection Effectively manage your time Navigate “sticky situations” in the office and communicate with different personality types Embrace entrepreneurship regardless of position, rank, or title Organize your financial situation and personal life Get promoted and (one day) take your boss’ job!