Libraries and frameworks help you build web applications quickly and efficiently, but when things go wrong or performance becomes an issue, knowing how and why they work is critical.
The Scientific Revolution expanded knowledge of the universe and the human body. It also gave rise to an intellectual movement-the enlightenment. The topics discussed in this chapter are: The scientific revolution, the enlightenment, the impact of enlightenment, the american revolution.
‘‘An enlightening, practical, and valuable tool. Dick has taken the sometime confusing and frightening problem of performance appraisal and provided effective approaches and answers that can be adapted to any organization. It is a MUST for the human resources professional’s library.’’ —William K. Hill Human Resources Director City of Winston-Salem (NC) ‘‘Dick Grote clearly and eloquently presents a very practical guide for navigating the often-murky waters of the performance appraisal process.
In this book we trace the development of Media and Cultural Theory from the Enlightenment through to the present day. Along the way we gesture towards a range of contemporary media texts including film, television, journalism, pop music, the Internet. And, indeed, what first attracted us to BookBoon was the opportunity to create a text that we could update and keep fresh; the media industry moves quickly and it is important to be able to revise interpretations in light of this. With this in mind we decided to make the scope of material covered fairly broad, ranging from Edmund Burke’s...
Eckhart Tolle is emerging as one of today's most inspiring teachers. In The Power of Now , already a word-of-mouth bestseller in Canada, the author describes his transition from despair to self-realization soon after his 29th birthday. Tolle took another ten years to understand this transformation, during which time he evolved a philosophy that has parallels in Buddhism, relaxation techniques, and meditation theory but is also eminently practical.
This collection of essays provides a comprehensive view of the economic
thought of the Scottish Enlightenment. Organized as a chronological account of
the rise and progress of political economy in eighteenth-century Scotland, each
chapter discusses the way in which the moral and economic improvement of the
Scottish nation became a common concern.
This is a book best-selling martial arts world. This work explains the iconic science and philosophy behind Jeet Kune do - the art Lee invented - and includes hundreds of illustrations of Lee. Topics include Zen and enlightenment, kicking, hitting, grappling, and footwork. With introduction by Linda Lee and editor Gilbert Johnson, "Tao of Jeet Kune Do" is essential reading for any practitioner and offers a brief glimpse into the mind of one of the greatest boxers world.
In Marketing Insights from A to Z, Philip Kotler, one of the undisputed fathers of modern marketing, redefines marketing's fundamental concepts from A to Z, highlighting how business has changed and how marketing must change with it. This concise, stimulating book relays fundamental ideas fast for busy executives and marketing professionals. Marketing Insights from A to Z presents the enlightened and well-informed musings of a true master of the art of marketing based on his distinguished forty-year career in the business.
Do you want to ace your SATs, write literate papers, and find the perfect language to impress would-be bosses at job interviews? Words You Should Know in High School will help you achieve the success you're looking for-one word at a time. This easy-to-use book features more than 1,000 essential words that arm you with the vocabulary you'll need to tackle real-world tasks-from debating current events to writing essays for your college applications.
An A-Mazing Way To Deal With Change In Your Work And In Your Life Who Moved My Cheese? is a simple parable that reveals profound truths about change. It is an amusing and enlightening story of four characters who live in a 'Maze' and look for 'Cheese' to nourish them and make them happy. Two are mice named Sniff and Scurry. And two are little people' - beings the size of mice who look and act a lot like people. Their names are Hem and Haw. 'Cheese' is a metaphor for what you want to have in life - whether...
The purpose of Power Electronics Handbook is to provide a
reference that is both concise and useful for engineering
students and practicing professionals. It is designed to cover
a wide range of topics that make up the field of power
electronics in a well-organized and highly informative
manner. The Handbook is a careful blend of both traditional
topics and new advancements. Special emphasis is placed on
practical applications, thus, this Handbook is not a theoretical
one, but an enlightening presentation of the usefulness of the
rapidly growing field of power electronics.
The Fake Steve blog is a treat to read but I couldn't help wonder whether the style and approach would get old in a book length work. Boy, was I wrong. Daniel Lyons is a genius. He describes events in such fascinating detail that you not only feel you're there but you assume they actually occurred!
My personal favorite is the point towards the end of the book when Jobs meets with Yoko Ono to discuss reselling The Beatles library on iTunes. I won't spoil it by divulging too much here but I laughed out loud more than once while picturing...
During the past three centuries, three economists stand out as archetypes,
symbols of three distinct approaches to economic philosophy. In the
eighteenth century, Adam Smith, a student of the Scottish Enlightenment,
expounded a “system of natural liberty” (what we might term a
liberal democratic order consisting of an unfettered market and limited
government), and elucidated how a nation flourishes and advances the
standard of living of its citizens.
Wedweek and Brandweek Books are designed to present interesting, insightful books for the general business reader and for professionals in the worlds of media, marketing, and advertising. These are innovative, creative books that address the challenges and opportunities of these industries, written by leaders in the business. Some of our writers head their own companies, others have worked their way up to the top of their field in large multinationals. But they share a knowledge of their craft and a desire to enlighten others....
To appreciate the complexities of the element mercury, it is enlightening to review the role of
Mercury — the god — in Greek, Roman, and Celtic mythology. Both the element and the
mythological god assume complex and ever-changing forms and functions.
In Greek mythology, for example, at the height of Aegean civilization around 1600 BCE,
Mercury (or Hermes as the Greeks called him) was known as the god of shepherds and animal
fertility (Aldington and Ames, 1968).
Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) represents one of the
most advanced and enlightening functional imaging techniques that
has ever been developed. The past ten years (1990–2000) of scientific
research has been designated the decade of the brain and has led to
numerous technological developments and the establishment of fundamental
clinical protocols to understand brain functions. The next
decade, the beginning of the 21st century, will continue the great
momentum of brain research.