Monday, August 26, 2013

The Smarter Student: Skills and Strategies for Success at University

Kathleen McMillan and Jonathan Weyers
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...The Smarter Student is an essential manual, written by experts and road-tested on students. It will guide every student with confidence throughout their university career, helping them focus their efforts, trouble-shoot problems and thrive in their studies. The Smarter Student covers the entire university experience from Freshers' Week to Graduation, taking individual tasks chapter by chapter ideal for busy students to dip in and out, gleaning the advice and inspiration they need as they encounter every new experience throughout their university career. Whether they're a new student, they want to hone their skills, or are simply up against an assessment crunch-point and don't know where to start, The Smarter Student is every student's personal coach to achieving the most from their university life.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


人生的真諦 (Man's Search for Meaning)

維克托. E. 弗蘭克爾 (Viktor E. Frankl)
online access from SuperStar Digital Library 《追尋生命的意義》
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本書作者維克托·E·弗蘭克爾博士是奧地利著名的神經病學和精神病學教授,維也納第三心理治療學派創始人。二次世界大戰期間,他被囚禁納粹集中營整整三年,轉輾奧斯威辛、達豪等四所集中營,是少數幸存者之一。他的父母、兄弟、妻子等全家人除了一個妹妹以外全部死於集中營。集中營的非人生活使囚犯從活生生的人成為一個個號碼,除了自身赤裸的軀殼以外,喪失了所有一切。作者就是在這種一無所有狀況下,發現人擁有選擇人生態度的自由,這是任何人都無法剝奪的。當一個人領悟到生命的意義和目的,就有意想不到的無窮無盡力量,能夠毫不畏懼地經受任何艱辛困苦。作者從親身經歷體驗,根據存在主義哲學思想,提出了意義療法,發展成為繼弗洛伊德和阿德勒之後又一心理治療學派。

本書共分三個部分。第一部分為集中營經歷自述,描述囚犯從進集中營到獲釋的各個階段心理反應。第二部分用實際病例生動地闡述了意義療法概要。第三部分為1984年再版時增加的一章補充理論性總結。在悲劇性的樂觀主義主題下,用普通語言闡明了心理學理論,深入淺出通俗易懂。全書敘述生動,寓意深刻,引人入勝,同時具有文學和哲學價值,在美國成為享有盛譽的暢銷書。

(摘錄自書中“出版說明”)



Monday, August 19, 2013

For The Love of Music: Invitations to Listening

Michael Steinberg and Larry Rothe
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The power of music, the way it works on the mind and heart, remains an enticing mystery. Now two noted writers on classical music, Michael Steinberg and Larry Rothe, explore the allure of this melodious art--not in the clinical terms of social scientists--but through stories drawn from their own experience. In For the Love of Music, Steinberg and Rothe draw on a lifetime of listening to, living with, and writing about music, sharing the delights and revelatory encounters they have had with Mozart, Brahms, Stravinsky, and a host of other great (and almost-great) composers. At once highly personal and immediately accessible, their writings shed light on those who make music and those who listen to it--drawing readers into the beautiful and dangerous terrain that has meant so much to the authors. In recounting how they themselves came to love music, Steinberg and Rothe offer keys for listening. You will meet the man who created the sound of Hollywood's Golden Age and you will learn how composers have addressed issues as contemporary as AIDS and the terrorist attacks of September 11.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)




怎樣欣賞音樂 (What to Listen for in Music)

艾倫.科普蘭 (Aaron Copland)
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本書通過分析音樂的各種要素和結構,深入淺出地敘述了有關音樂欣賞的一切必要知識,某些篇章內容超過了單純音樂欣賞的范圍, 而具有學理性探討價值,不僅對音樂愛好者,就是對大多數專業音樂工作者也可能有一定的參考價值。

(摘錄自book.douban.com)










Monday, August 12, 2013

Cooler Smarter: Practical Steps for Low-Carbon Living: Expert Advice from the Union of Concerned Scientists

Seth Shulman ... [et al.]
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How can each of us live Cooler Smarter? While the routine decisions that shape our days—what to have for dinner, where to shop, how to get to work—may seem small, collectively they have a big effect on global warming. But which changes in our lifestyles might make the biggest difference to the climate? This science-based guide shows you the most effective ways to cut your own global warming emissions by twenty percent or more, and explains why your individual contribution is so vital to addressing this global problem.

Cooler Smarter is based on an in-depth, two-year study by the experts at The Union of Concerned Scientists. While other green guides suggest an array of tips, Cooler Smarter offers proven strategies to cut carbon, with chapters on transportation, home energy use, diet, personal consumption, as well as how best to influence your workplace, your community, and elected officials. The book explains how to make the biggest impact and when not to sweat the small stuff. It also turns many eco-myths on their head, like the importance of locally produced food or the superiority of all hybrid cars.

The advice in Cooler Smarter can help save you money and live healthier. But its central purpose is to empower you, through low carbon-living, to confront one of society’s greatest threats.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


明淸土地契約文書硏究

楊國楨 著
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本書利用國內外收藏的明清土地契約,對明清時代的經濟結構、土地制度和土地契約關係的特點,地權分化的歷史運動,貴族地主經濟、庶民地主經濟和山區經濟的變化等問題,作了新的探索,進行了綜合性的研究,在法學、比較史學的觀照下,以民間文書證史,揭示出中國古代土地所有權的豐富內涵。圍繞山東、安徽、浙江、江蘇、福建、台灣、廣東、廣西的土地契約關係的特點,進行區域性的專題考察。兩方面互為補充,彼此參照連貫,深入闡述了明清時代乃至秦漢以降中國古代農村社會經濟的結構及其演變趨勢,為研究中國契約學、明清社會經濟史拓展了新途徑。

(摘錄自dangdang.com)


Monday, August 5, 2013

What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy

James Paul Gee
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James Paul Gee writes, 'I want to talk about video games-yes, even violent video games-and say some positive things about them.' With this simple but explosive salvo, one of America's most well-respected professors of education looks seriously at the unexpected good that can come from playing video games. Gee is interested in the cognitive development that can occur when someone is trying to escape a maze, find a hidden treasure, or even blast away an enemy with a high-powered rifle. Talking about his own experience learning and using games as diverse as Tomb Raider and Arcanum, Gee looks at major specific cognitive activities including: -How individuals develop a sense of identity -How one grasps meaning -How one evaluates and follows a command -How one picks a role model -How one perceives the world. This is a groundbreaking book that illuminates and develops a new electronic method of education and shows the positive upside it has for learning.

(Excerpt from books.google.com.hk)


視覺文化導論 (An Introduction to Visual Culture)

尼古拉斯・米爾佐夫著 (Nicholas Mirzoeff)
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本書全面介紹了視覺文化這個令人興奮的跨學科研究領域。通過追溯從繪畫到萬維網的視覺文化的歷史和理論,本書追問:為何視覺媒介會在當代日常生活中佔據如此重要的位置。米爾佐夫提出,是視覺而非文本正在日益成為我們了解當代世界的主要方式。這是一本富有原創性的著作,研究透徹,文筆迷人,對於分析和理解視覺文化做出了獨特的貢獻。米爾佐夫對材料的精湛運用使本書成為一本非常及時的著作,將能立即吸引住許多讀者。

《視覺文化導論》全面介紹了視覺文化這個令人興奮的跨學科研究領域。通過追溯從繪畫到萬維網的視覺文化的歷史和理論,本書追問:為何視覺媒介會在當代日常生活中佔據如此重要的位置。米爾佐夫提出,是視覺而非文本正在日益成為我們了解當代世界的主要方式。在這本令人耳目一新的導論性著作中,米爾佐夫探討了: 甚麼是視覺文化?視覺的基本要素,包括透視、色彩、線條和視力。

視覺媒體的廣泛領域,包括繪畫、雕塑、攝影、電視、電影、虛擬現實和互聯網等。“種族”和族群、性別和性以及身體在視覺文化中的重要性 ......

(摘錄自dangdang.com)