Monday, February 24, 2014

Academic Writing: A Guide for Management Students and Researchers

Mathukutty M. Monippally and Badrinarayan Shankar Pawar
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This book addresses key features of the methodology involved in business and management academic writing. Characterizing academic writing as part of research, science and the knowledge generation process, it focuses on its three main aspects: understanding existing research, documenting and sharing the results of the acquired knowledge, and acknowledging the use of other people's ideas and works in the documentation. Written in lucid language, the authors use various examples of good as well as defective writing to help students understand the concepts. They describe in detail the structure and contents of academic papers, especially conceptual and empirical research papers for journals. This book will be a rich reference resource for researchers working in the fields of management, behavioral sciences, and communications and also graduate students engaged in academic writing and research documentation.

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撫摸恐怖: 我的創作生涯 (On Writing)

斯蒂芬.金 (Stephen King)
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斯蒂芬.金--營造閱讀恐怖的奇才、恫嚇天下讀者的怪傑、製造暢銷圖書的聖書,獲取驚人利潤的贏家,他渾身上下充滿了一股神秘的力量。 斯蒂芬.金著有暢銷圖書30多部,而《撫摸恐怖--我的創作生涯》是作家於1999年發生車禍前後寫作的非小說類作品。它講述了自己的童年、青年、大學和情愛生活,以及艱難的經歷引發創作靈感並一發不可收的創作生涯,驚暴鮮為人知的家庭內幕,破解恐怖小說的創作奧秘……


Monday, February 17, 2014

Physics and Technology for Future Presidents: An Introduction to the Essential Physics Every World Leader Needs to Know

Richard A. Muller 
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Physics and Technology for Future Presidents contains the essential physics that students need in order to understand today's core science and technology issues, and to become the next generation of world leaders. From the physics of energy to climate change, and from spy technology to quantum computers, this is the only textbook to focus on the modern physics affecting the decisions of political leaders and CEOs and, consequently, the lives of every citizen. How practical are alternative energy sources? Can satellites really read license plates from space? What is the quantum physics behind iPods and supermarket scanners? And how much should we fear a terrorist nuke? This lively book empowers students possessing any level of scientific background with the tools they need to make informed decisions and to argue their views persuasively with anyone--expert or otherwise.

Based on Richard Muller's renowned course at Berkeley, the book explores critical physics topics: energy and power, atoms and heat, gravity and space, nuclei and radioactivity, chain reactions and atomic bombs, electricity and magnetism, waves, light, invisible light, climate change, quantum physics, and relativity. Muller engages readers through many intriguing examples, helpful facts to remember, a fun-to-read text, and an emphasis on real-world problems rather than mathematical computation. He includes chapter summaries, essay and discussion questions, Internet research topics, and handy tips for instructors to make the classroom experience more rewarding.

Accessible and entertaining, Physics and Technology for Future Presidents gives students the scientific fluency they need to become well-rounded leaders in a world driven by science and technology.

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周興旺 著
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Monday, February 10, 2014

The Rules of Love: A Personal Code for Happier, More Fulfilling Relationships

Richard Templar
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Some people know how to find it...Share it...Make it last.

Were they born that way? No. They’ve learned the rules.
Rules you can learn, too.

The Rules of Love.

Here they are:
100 simple rules to live and love by...
Rules for finding a partner you can love for a lifetime...
and keeping your partner just as happy...
for keeping your relationship fresh, intimate, and wonderfully surprising...
for getting past game playing, jealousy, arguments, and history...
for actually, really communicating...
for knowing what matters, and what doesn’t...

for building better relationships with your entire family
(including your kids...maybe even your in-laws)

The most important rules you will ever follow

Follow them to joy,
to contentment,
to lifelong love.

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鍾正道 著
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佛洛伊德與張愛玲,一個是西方驚世駭俗的精神分析大師,一個是中國引領風潮的小說家;一個是男性本位,一個是女性立場;一個強調本能與文明的二元對立,一個愛蔥綠配桃紅,講究參差對照。 佛洛伊德與張愛玲,兩人都對凡人抱持興趣,都擅於挖掘人性的幽深,都被視為孤高自負。佛洛伊德喜歡文學,理論中援引文學作品總是信手拈來;張愛玲喜歡借用精神分析,駕馭亂倫變態成熟老練,性作隱流,處處夢境,字裡行間飄散佛洛伊德的氣味。 本書從佛洛伊德的觀點來閱讀張愛玲其人其作,分為夢境歇斯底里、伊底帕斯情結、自戀、戀物五個單元,最後以死亡本能的體現、現代文明的壓抑、自我分裂的迷惘、強迫重複的復歸總結佛洛伊德視野下的張愛玲。


Monday, February 3, 2014

Active Listening : Improve Your Ability to Listen and Lead

Michael H. Hoppe
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Active listening is a person’s willingness and ability to hear and understand. At its core, active listening is a state of mind that involves paying full and careful attention to the other person, avoiding premature judgment, reflecting understanding, clarifying information, summarizing, and sharing. By learning and committing to the skills and behaviors of active listening, leaders can become more effective listeners and, over time, improve their ability to lead.

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