Monday, December 31, 2012

Creating Your Own Destiny: How to Get Exactly What You Want Out of Life and Work

Patrick Snow
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Put your own fate exactly where it belongs-in your hands

It is one of the great questions of life. It's a simple question, really, but it seems impossible for many to answer: Do we control our own destinies? 90 percent of people think and act as if their destiny is foreordained, while only about 10 percent believe in the capacity to change and act on it.

Creating Your Own Destiny explains and demonstrates to the majority how to dream, plan, and execute a better future-despite the challenges of the economy and life circumstances.

• Based on time-honored principles, theories, and case studies
• Provides a Success Road Map for all those people who are seeking to achieve success but who aren't satisfied with their careers.
 • Written in an easy and accessible tone by Patrick Snow, who has been dubbed "the Dean of Destiny"

With the powerful and practical tools featured in this essential guide, you'll find yourself newly empowered and energized to achieve extraordinary results.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


給自己的筆進補

董橋
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本系列書原名《英華沉浮錄》,共10輯。是董橋於1995年至1997年於香港《明報》所撰寫的專欄文字,後由明窗出版社結集出版。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

《陳寅恪的最後貳拾年》裡引陳先生一九五七年給劉銘恕的信,說:「弟近來仍從事著述,然已捐棄故技,用新方法,新材料,為一遊戲試驗。固不同於乾嘉考據之舊規,亦更非太史公沖虛真人之新說。」陸鍵東先生格外重視信上所說的捐棄故技、新方法、新材料等語;余英時先生則認為「亦更非太史公沖虛真人之新說」一語才是關鍵:「試想太史公沖虛真人都是老古董,怎麼忽然變成了『新說』呢?其實陳先生這裡用的正是我一再指出的暗碼系統。太史公是司『馬』遷,沖虛真人是『列』禦寇,他其實是說,他研究歷史決不用『馬列主義』啊!」

陳寅恪的思路是那樣的曲折幽深,余英時的悟性是那樣的高妙博通,我嘆為觀止之餘,常常從他們的文字裡攝取營養,給自己的筆進補。這本《英華沉浮錄》第九卷於是題書名為《給自己的筆進補》。

(摘錄自書中“自序”)



Monday, December 17, 2012

Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other

Sherry Turkle
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Technology has become the architect of our intimacies. Online, we fall prey to the illusion of companionship, gathering thousands of Twitter and Facebook friends and confusing tweets and wall posts with authentic communication. But, as MIT technology and society specialist Sherry Turkle argues, this relentless connection leads to a new solitude. As technology ramps up, our emotional lives ramp down. Alone Together is the result of Turkle's nearly fifteen-year exploration of our lives on the digital terrain. Based on hundreds of interviews, it describes new unsettling relationships between friends, lovers, parents, and children, and new instabilities in how we understand privacy and community, intimacy, and solitude.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


善惡的彼岸 (Beyond Good and Evil)

弗里德里希. 尼采 (Friedrich Nietzsche)
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本書作者力圖在書中界定「善」與「惡」這兩個相對的詞,力圖區分不道德和非道德。他察覺到人們為使古代道德準則和現代人的需要一致所做的努力,是有矛盾的,他認識到人們經常在道德倫理和社會實踐之間作出妥協,他的目的是確立道德與需要之間的關係,為人類行為構造一可操作的基礎。所以,「善惡的彼岸」是尼采對一種新道德體係作出的最重要的貢獻之一,觸及其哲學的最深層的原理。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)





Monday, December 10, 2012

The Birth of Plenty: How the Prosperity of the Modern World Was Created

William J. Bernstein
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In The Birth of Plenty, William Bernstein, the bestselling author of The Four Pillars of Investing, presents his provocative, highly acclaimed theory of why prosperity has been the engine of civilization for the last 200 years.

This is a fascinating, irresistibly written “big-picture” work that highlights and explains the impact of four elements that when occurring simultaneously, are the fundamental building blocks for human progress:
·         Property rights, which drive creativity
·         Scientific rationalism, which permits the freedom to innovate without fear of retribution;
·         Capital markets, which provide funding for people to pursue their visions;
·         Transportation/communication, which allows for the effective transfer of ideas and products.

Meticulously researched, splendidly told, and featuring a new preface and introduction, The Birth of Plenty explains the interplay of the events, philosophies, and related phenomena that were nothing less than the crucible of the modern age. This is one of the rare books that will change how you look at the world.
(Excerpt from amazon.com)



一九八四 (1984)

喬治. 歐威爾 (George Orwell)
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在二十世紀許多重要的文學作品,《一九八四》是難得一見的傑作,因為書中對未來的悲觀假想,隨著時代變得愈來愈真實,也愈來愈讓人無法忘懷。

故事描述在1984年的世界中,大洋國裡每個人都活在「老大哥」的監視下,政府說什麼,人民就得相信什麼,只要言語間透露出一點懷疑或者好奇,就很可能從此人間蒸發。人類生活變成了一個惡夢,而在這惡夢中,有一個可憐蟲試圖尋找個人獨立存在的意義。

溫斯頓.史密斯就是這個可憐蟲。他愛上茱莉亞之後,發現自己的人生不必是如此無聊和死氣沉沉,生命還有各種可能性,包括自由意志。

雖然思想警察能挖出每一個背叛行動,兩人的頭頂上總是有警察監視的眼線盤旋,他們還是開始質疑政府,一步步籌畫計謀,但老大哥無法容忍異議份子,就算只是有念頭也不行,兩個人終究不堪折磨而互相出賣了對方……

歐威爾可說預知了現代生活的情況──無所不在的電視、語言的扭曲,而且還建構出一個如地獄般的駭人世界。本書自出版以來就是學生的必讀讀物,也名列史上最令人心驚的小說之一。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)



Monday, December 3, 2012

Contemporary Art: A Very Short Introduction

Julian Stallabrass
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Contemporary art has never been so popular, but what is its role today and who is controlling its future? Contemporary art is supposed to be a realm of freedom where artists shock, break taboos, flout generally received ideas, and switch between confronting viewers with works of great emotional profundity and jaw-dropping triviality. But away from shock tactics in the gallery, there are many unanswered questions. Who is really running the art world? What effect has America's growing political and cultural dominance had on art?

Here Julian Stallabrass takes us inside the international art world to answer these and other controversial questions, and to argue that behind contemporary art's variety and apparent unpredictability lies a grim uniformity. Its mysteries are all too easily explained, its depths much shallower than they seem. Contemporary art seeks to bamboozle its viewers while being the willing slave of business and government. This book is your antidote and will change the way you see contemporary art.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)





安迪.沃霍爾: 永不結束的15分鐘 (Andy Warhol )

尼科爾林 (Geoff Nicholson)
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本書主要介紹了安迪沃霍爾生活的時代背景、主要思想,相關重大事件及其對人類文明進程的影響;介紹了安迪沃霍爾的代表作,以及該作品的創作緣由及其影響;以審慎生動的方式來研習該作品的言論;解釋關鍵術語及概念;援引簡潔易懂的實例;提供深入探討的問題。

讀者在閱讀過程中可以了解他的奮鬥閱歷、成功經驗、切身體會以及對事業、對人生的執著追求,因而可以得到更多的啟發,吸取更多的科學精神和人文精神的養料。對青年讀者來說,會起到勵志的作用,使得今後在自己的成長過程中,會時時感到這些潛移默化的影響;而對中老年讀者來說,也可以對比自己的事業和人生經歷,獲得新的感悟。

(摘錄自dangdang.com)




Creator: Andy Warhol
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Monday, November 26, 2012

Brave New World

by Aldous Huxley
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The astonishing novel Brave New World, originally published in 1932, presents Aldous Huxley's legendary vision of a world of tomorrow utterly transformed. In Huxley's darkly satiric yet chillingly prescient imagining of a "utopian" future, humans are genetically designed and pharmaceutically anesthetized to passively serve a ruling order. A powerful work of speculative fiction that has enthralled and terrified readers for generations, it remains remarkably relevant to this day as both a warning to be heeded and as a thought-provoking yet satisfying entertainment.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


電影閱讀美學

簡政珍 著
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著名詩人文學理論家簡政珍教授以其獨到的眼光,引導讀者「看」∕「閱讀」電影,如同作者對文學詩作裡語言的敏銳,電影中的色彩光影、影像構圖、運鏡取景、敘述與旁白等,都是「精讀細品」的對象。作者以細緻的觀察力帶領讀者進入銀幕世界,暢覽電影奇妙豐富的想像空間。

第三版是增訂二版後的大幅度改版,除內容更動,順序調整外,又加上《證人》、《浪蕩子》、《大開眼界》、《意外的春天》、《天堂歲月》、《紅色警戒線》、《新天堂樂園》、《靈異第六感》、《親情無價》、《神秘河流》、《冰血暴》、《冰風暴》、《胭脂扣》、《柳樹之歌》、《天堂的小孩》以及大陸影片《活著》、《洗澡》、《草房子》、《那人那山那狗》等片的討論。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)





Topic: Theatre
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Monday, November 19, 2012

Travel Writing

Carl Thompson
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An increasingly popular genre – addressing issues of empire, colonialism, post-colonialism, globalization, gender and politics – travel writing offers the reader a movement between the familiar and the unknown.
In this volume, Carl Thompson:
• introduces the genre, outlining competing definitions and key debates
• provides a broad historical survey from the medieval period to the present day
• explores the autobiographical dimensions of the form
• looks at both men and women’s travel writing, surveying a range of canonical and more marginal works, drawn from both the colonial and postcolonial era
• utilises both British and American travelogues to consider the genre's role in shaping the history of both nations.

Concise and practical, Travel Writing is the ideal introduction for those new to the subject, as well as a crucial overview of current debates in the field.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


的裡雅斯特:無名之地的意義 (Trieste and the Meaning of Nowhere)

簡.莫里斯 (Jan Morris)
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它(《的裡雅斯特》)寫進不少歷史及風土人情,旁及若干文士和作曲家的趣事逸聞,頗有讀趣,意識流小說大師詹姆斯•喬伊斯(James Joyce)曾居於此,其名著亦是少數以“普通英文”寫成的《一位青年藝術家的肖像》,便於此地寫成。
——林行止

說到英國人遊記,誰又寫得過莫里斯(Jan Morris),莫里斯筆下的歐洲,是百年英國旅行散文的極品……讀莫里斯的遊記,會驚訝於他心細如塵的觀察,他的筆墨如最細膩的幾根琴弦,會在讀者引起繞胸三月的杜比回響。
——香港文人 陶傑

讀完這本書,我希望能讀一遍所有莫里斯寫過的書。寫作深度固然和天賦有關,也同樣與作者的生存困境有關。這兩個條件,不管幸與不幸,她兼而有之。
——林達

的裡雅斯特,意大利一座海港小城。在歷史長河中,它曾經悄無聲息,一度繁榮而後又趨於平靜。

《的裡雅斯特》一書是作家簡•莫里斯的巔峰之作。莫里斯重新發現並書寫了的裡雅斯特,她的文字不疾不徐,倏然而逝,令這座意大利海港小城的滄桑底蘊躍然紙上。

(摘錄自dangdang.com)




Collection: Italian and other European Art (Scala Archives)
 (Over 13,000 Scala images are already available in the collection, representing all aspects Italian art, with a special focus on painting, sculpture, and architecture.)
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Monday, November 12, 2012

Against the Wall: The Art of Resistance in Palestine

William Parry
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This stunning book of photographs captures the graffiti and art that have transformed Israel’s wall into a living canvas of resistance and solidarity.

Featuring the work of artists Banksy, Ron English, Blu, and others, as well as Palestinian artists and activists, these photographs express outrage, compassion, and touching humor. They illustrate the wall’s toll on lives and livelihoods, showing the hardship it has brought to tens of thousands of people, preventing their access to work, education, and vital medical care.

Mixed with the images are portraits and vignettes, offering a heartfelt and inspiring account of a people determined to uphold their dignity in the face of profound injustice.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


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塗鴉Urban Wallpaper

孟瑾, 方二 著
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塗鴉是一個世界性的現象,我們在世界的許多城市中發現了塗鴉的足跡,而且我們瞭解到,很早以前的塗鴉就在各個地方存在著。 而且其中也存在著反叛的概念,對抗那些已經發展成熟的傳統藝術機制。如今這一種新的産業正在成長:許多塗鴉藝術家正在建立自己的品牌,銷售著代表這種生活方式的産品……

(摘錄自誠品網路書店)



Monday, November 5, 2012

An Introduction to Confucianism

Xinzhong Yao
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Taking into account the long history and wide range of Confucian Studies, this book introduces Confucianism - initiated in China by Confucius (551 BC-479 BC) - primarily as a philosophical and religious tradition. It pays attention to Confucianism in both the West and the East, focusing on the tradition's doctrines, schools, rituals, sacred places and terminology, but also stressing the adaptations, transformations and new thinking taking place in modern times. Xinzhong Yao presents Confucianism as a tradition with many dimensions and as an ancient tradition with contemporary appeal. This gives the reader a richer and clearer view of how Confucianism functioned in the past and of what it means in the present. A Chinese scholar based in the West, he draws together the many strands of Confucianism in a style accessible to students, teachers, and general readers interested in one of the world's major religious traditions.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


中國文化之精神價值

唐君毅
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五四以來,對中西文化的討論一直是學術界的熱門話題。在港台學者研究中國文化的眾多著作中,唐君毅的《中國文化之精神價值》是起了引領風氣及開先河的一部。它力圖通中西文化之爭中的“中體西用”與“全盤西化”之兩極,以西方文化思想中之異於中國者為背景,對中國文化的基本精神作宏觀的概論式描述。也只是在中西比較框架下,中國文化之精神價值才愈發凸現。本書論述了中西文化精神形成之外緣,中國文化與宗教之起源,中國哲學與學術文化精神之開拓和延續,中國先哲之自然宇宙觀、人生觀,及人生道德理想論,中西文化之融攝問題等多個論題。全書體大思精,內容豐富。作者對中國文化的深情呵護情真意切,對中國文化之展望亦令人振奮。

(摘錄自商務網上書店)


Monday, October 29, 2012

An Introduction to Critical Thinking and Creativity: Think More, Think Better

Joe Y.F. Lau
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This book is about the basic principles that underlie critical thinking and creativity. The majority of the content is on critical thinking since more topics are naturally involved and since they can be discussed readily and systematically. The last few chapters are devoted to creativity and research methodology, not typical the book’s plethora of competition. Each chapter introduces a specific topic, usually by introducing the relevant theories in conjunction with realistic examples that show how the theories can be applied. Each chapter concludes with a set of exercises whose solutions are detailed at the rear of the book. While the writing style is purposefully informal, the presentation is complete, at least with respect to the intended introductory level.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


創造力 (Breakthrough Creativity)

琳內.萊韋斯克 (Lynne C. Levesque)
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《創造力》是美國著名創造力研究專家琳內•萊韋斯克的代表作,被譽為“21世紀最具啟發意義的書”、“改變個人和企業命運的書”。琳內•萊韋斯克在書中探討了創造力的內涵、現實意義和創造型人才的分類,並針對8種不同創造類型的人突破思維定式、提升創造力,提供了有效的方案和途徑。同時也為企業和組織更好地利用各類創造型人才革新現狀、突破困境、應對危機和挑戰,提供了積極的參考和指導。無論是普通讀者,還是領導者、管理者、決策者和執行者都能從《創造力》中受益匪淺。

在優勝劣汰、競爭空前激烈的現代社會,創造力是制約個人、企業、社會生存和發展諸多因素中的核心因素,是促進組織或個人成功的最有效的工具。

(摘錄自amazon.cn)



Monday, October 22, 2012

This Is Your Brain on Music : The Science of a Human Obsession

Daniel J. Levitin
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Music, Science, and the Brain are more closely related than you think. Daniel J. Levitin, James McGill Professor of Psychology and Music at McGill University, shows you why this is.

In this groundbreaking union of art and science, rocker-turned-neuroscientist Daniel J. Levitin (The World in Six Songs) explores the connection between music, its performance, its composition, how we listen to it, why we enjoy it, and the human brain. Drawing on the latest research and on musical examples ranging from Mozart to Duke Ellington to Van Halen, Levitin reveals:

• How composers produce some of the most pleasurable effects of listening to music by exploiting the way our brains make sense of the world

• Why we are so emotionally attached to the music we listened to as teenagers, whether it was Fleetwood Mac, U2, or Dr. Dre

• That practice, rather than talent, is the driving force behind musical expertise

• How those insidious little jingles (called earworms) get stuck in our head

Taking on prominent thinkers who argue that music is nothing more than an evolutionary accident, Levitin poses that music is fundamental to our species, perhaps even more so than language. A Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist, This Is Your Brain on Music will attract readers of Oliver Sacks, as it is an unprecedented, eye-opening investigation into an obsession at the heart of human nature.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


天體的音樂 : 音樂, 科學和宇宙自然秩序 (The Music of the Spheres )

詹姆斯 (Jamie James)
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《天體的音樂》是一部華美的哲學著作。它具有哲學性,給我們展示了一個我們從未想到的那麼美好的世界--音樂構成的世界。

宇宙是一個龐大的交響樂隊,天體構成音樂的音符。如果可能,你可以為自己畫一個世界,在這個世界中,每一個事物都有意義。一個寧靜的秩序主宰著你周圍的世界,而你頭上的天穹在崇高的和諧中迴旋。你可以看到、聽到和知道的一切都是終極真理的一個方面:一個幾何法則的高貴的簡捷、天體運動的預言的可能、一個結構極其均衡的賦格曲的和諧的美麗--所有這一切都是宇宙最為盡善盡美的表現。

《天體的音樂》又是一部追根探源的歷史著作。從古希臘畢達哥拉斯談起,經中世紀而到文藝復興,直到近現代。使用的是音樂的素材,敘述的是人間的音樂,闡釋的卻是天上的道理--音樂構成的世界。在這部書中將古今勾連在一塊兒的一個關鍵概念是“和諧”,它是音樂的生命,也是世界的生命。

(摘錄自www.amazon.cn)





Monday, October 15, 2012

Nobel Prize Women in Science: Their Lives, Struggles, and Momentous Discoveries

Sharon Bertsch McGrayne
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Examines the lives of 15 women who have won Nobel prizes or contributed to a Nobel prize-winning project, exploring the reasons for the disparity in the number of women being awarded the coveted and honored award. Takes a fresh perspective on the history of science through the lives of gifted female scientists.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


透明的紅蘿蔔

莫言 著
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作者莫言,獲得二○一二年諾貝爾文學獎,是首位獲此殊榮的中國籍作家。

《透明的紅蘿蔔》主要內容:他看到了一幅奇特美麗的圖畫:光滑的鐵砧子。泛著青幽幽藍幽幽的光。泛著青藍幽幽光的鐵砧子上,有一個金色的紅蘿蔔。紅蘿蔔的形狀和大小都像一個大個陽梨,還拖著一條長尾巴,尾巴上的根根鬚鬚像金色的羊毛。紅蘿蔔晶瑩透明,玲瓏剔透。透明的、金色的外殼裡苞孕着活潑的銀色液體。紅蘿蔔的線條流暢優美,從美麗的弧線上泛出一圈金色的光芒。光芒有長有短,長的如麥芒,短的如睫毛,全是金色,……

(摘錄自書中內文)



Monday, October 8, 2012

The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Jane Jacobs
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Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of its initial publication, this special edition of Jane Jacobs’s masterpiece, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, features a new Introduction by Jason Epstein, the book’s original editor, who provides an intimate perspective on Jacobs herself and unique insights into the creation and lasting influence of this classic.

The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as “perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning . . . [It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book’s arguments.” Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jane Jacobs’s tour de force is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It remains sensible, knowledgeable, readable, and indispensable.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


從歷史與國際法看釣魚台主權歸屬

鄭海麟 著
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目前雖然釣魚台列嶼已隨琉球經由美國交給日本管轄,但美國所交還者,僅為琉球之行政權,而非其地之主權;關於此點,美國政府已曾一再聲明。至於釣魚台主權問題,美國則無權置啄,而由中日外交談判或經由聯合國及國際法庭加以解決。而鄭海麟博士的此一皇皇巨著《從歷史與國際法看釣魚台主權歸屬》,正可提供我國外交當局未來對日交涉時一個堅強有力的法理依據……

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)



Monday, October 1, 2012

From Galileo to Gell-Mann: The Wonder that Inspired the Greatest Scientists of All Time in Their Own Words

Marco Bersanelli & Mario Gargantini; translated by John Bowden
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From time to time, the diligent science student huddled over dense volumes of research findings and highly technical data will stumble upon a truly rare treasure: the author’s answer to the question of, “Why?” Why did the authors of these volumes commit themselves so ardently to life in the laboratory? What was it that motivated them to keep their eye to microscope for years on end? Why did the world’s greatest scientists devote their lives to research—an endeavor where failure is the exponentially more likely outcome than success?

In their new anthology, From Galileo to Gell-Mann, Marco Bersanelli and Mario Gargantini have gathered the answers to these fascinating questions from over one hundred of the brightest scientific minds from our past and our present. It is a goldmine of insight that previously could only to be found hidden deep within thousands of scattershot pages of footnotes from out-of-print journals, rare books, and unpublished papers. Throughout the work, Bersanelli and Gargantini also offer insightful commentary and discussion on the readings.

Among the most remarkable similarities that emerge when one considers together these writings from the likes of Albert Einstein, Gregor Mendel, Marie Curie, and others, is the sense of wonder and outright awe at what the study of the natural world can reveal. From Galileo to Gell-Mann makes it clear that science and all parallel attempts to understand our human existence—including fields like philosophy to theology—are viewed as nothing less than grand adventures to those that are probing the limits of what we know.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


兩種文化 (The Two Cultures)

C.P.斯諾 (Charles Percy Snow) 原著
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我們的社會,包括其教育系統和知識生活,的一個特徵就是兩種文化的分裂——一邊是藝術或人文學,另一方面是科學。這一現象有很長的歷史,但直到斯諾在1959年在里德演講時才把它鮮明地提了出來,並由此開始了現今在媒體上仍熱烈進行的公眾討論。

《兩種文化》及其續篇《再看兩種文化》(斯諾四年後對一些爭論的反應)在重新出版之際,由斯蒂芬•科裡尼為此寫了導言,為我們勾畫了這場爭論的歷史和來龍去脈,以及其意義與後續影響。

(摘錄自dangdang.com)



Monday, September 24, 2012

On Creativity

By David Bohm; edited by Lee Nichol
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Creativity is fundamental to human experience. In On Creativity David Bohm, the world-renowned scientist, investigates the phenomenon from all sides: not only the creativity of invention and of imagination but also that of perception and of discovery. This is a remarkable and life-affirming book by one of the most far-sighted thinkers of modern times.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


敎育七章

潘雲鶴 著
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《教育七章》是潘雲鶴院士教育理念的集中體現,記錄了他多年來對學校改革發展的深刻思考,也凝聚著他對浙大的拳拳之心。他在書中以科學發展觀為指導,從國際視野和我國高等教育創新發展的角度出發,以浙江大學為案例,對大學人才培養、科技創新、社會服務等進行了深入的研究和闡述。他分析了國家發展與世界一流大學建設的關系,強調了抓機遇、重創新對學校發展的作用,提出了“明目擴胸”,積極參與國家和地方創新體系建設的主張。他在以人為本的教育理念、教學與科研的關係、多維學習模式、知識能力素質俱佳的拔尖創新人才培養等方面有一系列影響廣泛的觀點。在建立新型學術組織、優化學科生態圈;擴大學術輻射力、拓展大學社會職能;強化競爭激勵機制、探索新的管理結構;樹立全球視野、參與國際競爭;引入園林理念、建設一流校園;繼承求是傳統、弘揚大學精神等等方面,著力在實踐中探索和思考,並提出了獨到的見解,值得我們這些繼任者認真學習和借鑒。

(摘錄自dangdang.com)



Monday, September 17, 2012

Presentation Zen Design: Simple Design Principles and Techniques to Enhance Your Presentations

Garr Reynolds
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In his internationally acclaimed, best-selling book Presentation Zen: Simple Ideas on Presentation Design and Delivery, presentation master Garr Reynolds gave readers the framework for planning, putting together, and delivering successful presentations. Now, he takes us further into the design realm and shows how we can apply time-honored design principles to presentation layouts.

Throughout Presentation Zen Design, Garr shares his lessons on designing effective presentations that contain text, graphs, color, images, and video. After establishing guidelines for each of the various elements, he explains how to achieve an overall harmony and balance using the tenets of Zen simplicity. Not only will you discover how to design your slides for more professional-looking presentations, you’ll learn to communicate more clearly and will accomplish the goal of making a stronger, more lasting connection with your audience.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


用演示說話 : 如何籌劃和表達成功的商業演示 (Say It with Presentations)

基恩・澤拉茲尼 (Gene Zelazny) 原著
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你已被要求——更可能被告知——將作一場商業演示。《用演示說話》將使你克服恐懼心理,給你洞察力和技巧,使你的演示生動有趣,振奮人心,並產生轟動效應。作者基恩•澤拉茲尼以其數十年經驗,將助你把表達焦點信息與令人難忘的演示結合起來,從而達到預期的結果。書中首次披露了作者成千上萬次成功演示的秘密。

(摘錄自dangdang.com)



Monday, September 10, 2012

Get a Life: Integrate Your Career with Your Life Priorities

Paula Caligiuri
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This Element is an excerpt from Get a Life, Not a Job: Do What You Love and Let Your Talents Work For You (9780137058495) by Paula Caligiuri, Ph.D.

Build a great career on your terms, consistent with your career-related values and your priorities in life.

Like high-dollar lottery winners who kept working, you want to focus on the stimulation gained from doing what you enjoy most. You want a career on your terms, consistent with your career-related values, leaving enough time and emotional resources for those you love. The big news: You don't need to win the lottery to make this happen.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

堆高你的個人資本: 投資自我, 領先群倫 (Customize Your Career)

若慈・烏舍夫 (Roz Usheroff) 原著
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職業生涯怎樣走才值得,由你自己決定!

工作佔據你我生活中大半的時間。有人視之為生活的全部,戰戰兢兢、如履薄冰,期望甚多,因而得失心也越重;也有人抱持輕鬆的態度,把工作視為一份糊口的工具,一派得之我命的泰然自若。無論你是哪一種人,你的生活哲學多少會反映在你的職業生涯中,而對於自身的職涯規劃,總要握有幾分掌控權才會令人心安。

也許你正打算中年轉業;又或許你可能正在想辦法保住目前的位子;你可能是一個持續不斷追求進步、經驗豐富的專業人士;也可能,你誕生於嬰兒潮世代,被最近股市的下挫粉碎了原先提早退休的計畫。相信你一定會有這樣的感嘆:為何我不能操縱自己的職業生涯?《堆高你的個人資本》正是一本突破性的書,告訴你如何:擺脫你對個人和機會自我設限的念頭、掌控你的生活與職涯發展,最後著手做你必須做的,以達成你既渴望又值得擁有的生活與生涯。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)




Monday, September 3, 2012

Speak with Confidence: Powerful Presentations That Inform, Inspire, and Persuade

Dianna Booher
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How virtually anyone can be an effective public speaker and give powerful presentations

From nationally respected communications guru Dianna Booher, here is a complete program for business professionals who want to take their public speaking skills to a bold new level. Writing for sweaty-palmed beginners and seasoned execs alike, Booher delivers powerful, battle-tested strategies and tips guaranteed to transform even the most fainthearted presenter into a masterful communicator.

In addition to a clear, systematic presentation of the basics that every public speaker must learn, she offers invaluable guidelines for experienced speakers who'd like to fine-tune their skills, as well as guidance on how to seamlessly integrate multimedia into a presentation. In Speak with Confidence!, readers will learn how to:
• Analyze audiences on the fly and adjust speeches accordingly
• Develop a high-impact style of delivery
• Avoid most speech-planning pitfalls
• Involve audiences and deflect distractions
• Create an executive presence

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

人人都要學的 CEO 說話技巧: 贏得注意並達成目標的表達訣竅 (Speak Like a CEO)

蘇珊・貝慈 (Suzanne Bates) 原著
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根據本書作者經驗及相關調查,領導人非常需要提升表達、獲得談話魅力的相關方法。一般的書籍和課程,傾向於把重點放在溝通與報告的基本原則,而本書則全方位地為領導人構建置身不同場合、面對不同對象、出於不同目的的表達方法和策略:
‧如何做好事前準備,克服壓力,呈現令人如沐春風的一面,從而吸引聽者的注意。
‧如何發掘個人的有效溝通方法,充滿自信地掌握談話、訪問和提問的主動。
‧如何戰勝各種具有挑戰性的局面,包括演講、報告、主持會議、接受採訪、公開辯論等。
‧如何建立一套簡單有效、循序漸進的自我評估和訓練計劃,掌握每一種說話技巧。

精讀本書,將讓你在面對任何一種溝通挑戰時,都能像行家裡手,通過充滿藝術性和說服力的言談來傳達你的信息,贏得認可和支持,實現表達的目的。

(摘錄自dangdang.com)


Monday, August 27, 2012

Eliminate Stress from Your Life Forever: A Simple Program for Better Living

William Atkinson
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Eliminate Stress from Your Life Forever combines physical, spiritual, and psychological approaches to help readers combat the causes of tension, preventing stress before it occurs. Introducing the concept of the "stress personality", it provides a number of basic strategies for preventing stress, including recommendations for using diet, sleep, Chinese endurance exercises, relaxation, and reframing potentially stressful experiences. The book shows how readers can alter their beliefs and attitudes in order to achieve a lifetime of well-being, health, and happiness.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

如何消除緊張 (Learn to Relax)

華克 (C. Eugene Walker)
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所謂的焦慮可以說是-一個人意識他完美的狀況正處於危險或受到威脅時所作的反應。而緊張是程度較輕的慢性焦慮;過度焦慮是精神病的主要癥狀之一。

其實焦慮和疼痛一樣,也有好的、必要的一面,它可以時時警惕我們,使我們隨機應變。也就是說,焦慮只有過度時才會發生問題。微量的焦慮,反而可以使我們淋漓盡致的發揮潛力。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)





Monday, August 20, 2012

Jolt! : Get the Jump on a World That's Constantly Changing

By Phil Cooke
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In Jolt! television producer, social media guru, and cultural commentator Phil Cooke helps you discover how you can navigate today's culture of disruption and actually use it to your advantage. You'll learn that changing a company and changing your life are based on virtually the same key principles. The world is changing at light speed, but mastering the power of change can revolutionize your business and your life. Stop feeling overwhelmed with changing technology, culture, business, trends, and values and regain the confidence that can give you a real advantage. The book reveals twenty-five "jolts" that anyone can leverage to establish a new direction, maximize potential, overcome insecurity, and create an amazing future and legacy. Jolt! will revolutionize your thinking and shake up your life!

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

一生的資本 (Lifelong Capital)

奧里森.馬登 (Orison Swett Marden)
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本書中馬登的一生都是積極向上的,他不但獲得了財富和成功,而且將其傳播出去,本書點亮了數以億計年輕人的生命。當代成功學家諾曼‧文森特‧皮爾說︰“我讀過馬登的所有著作,是他促使我發展了‘積極思考’的人生哲學。”

奧里森‧馬登(1848—1924),美國成功學的奠基人,全世界影響最大的勵志導師之一。

20世紀30年代,林語堂親自將馬登的部分作品譯成中文,結集為《成功之路》在國內出版。林語堂在前言中寫道︰“對於時代青年所經驗到的煩悶、消極等等滋味,譯者未曾錯過。自讀馬氏的原書後,精神為之大振,人生觀念為之一變,煩悶、消極、悲觀、頹唐的妖霧陰霾,已經驅除盡淨。……謹將此書介紹給同病的青年,希望他們從中獲得(與我)同樣的興奮與影響。”

馬登的一生,是追求財富、成功和自我完善的歷程,也是將所思所得凝聚成文字、造福他人的歷程。馬登去世後,上千個家庭給子女起名為“馬登”,以表達對這位奮鬥者的崇敬和對子女的期望。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)


Monday, August 13, 2012

I Am John Galt: Today's Heroic Innovators Building the World and the Villainous Parasites Destroying It

Donald L. Luskin, Andrew Greta
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Inspired by Ayn Rand's characters in Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, penetrating profiles of both the innovators who move our world forward and those who seek to destroy the achievement of others

John Galt, the fictional character from Ayn Rand's bestselling novel, Atlas Shrugged, has come to embody the individualist capitalist who acts in his own enlightened self-interest, and in doing so lifts the world around him. Some of today's most successful CEOs, journalists, sports figures, actors, and thinkers have led their lives according to Galt's (i.e., Rand's) philosophy.

Now, in I Am John Galt, these inspiring stories are gathered with the keen insight and analysis of well-known market commentator Donald Luskin and business writer Andrew Greta. Filled with exclusive interviews, profiles, and analyses of leading financial, business, and artistic stars who have based their lives, and careers, on the philosophy of the perennially popular Ayn Rand, this book both inspires and enlightens. On the other side are Rand's arch villains the power-seekers, parasites, and lunatics who would destroy that which the creators and builders make. Who are today's anti-heroes, fighting the creativity of the innovators?

• Contains insightful interviews, profiles, and analyses of the individuals who have lived by a Randian code to achieve greatness for themselves and others

• Offers a probing analysis of those who seek to destroy or undo the achievements of others from academics, pundits, and government bureaucrats to fraudsters who have wreaked havoc on our world

Engaging and entertaining, I Am John Galt examines how the inspiration that is Galt thrives more than 50 years after publication of Atlas Shrugged. It will spark the interest of Ayn Rand fans everywhere, as well as those seeking a way to succeed in today's turbulent and confusing times.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)