Monday, February 27, 2017

Writing Logically, Thinking Critically

Sheila Cooper, Rosemary Patton 
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This concise, accessible text teaches students how to write logical, cohesive arguments and how to evaluate the arguments of others.

Integrating writing skills with critical thinking skills, this practical book teaches students to draw logical inferences, identify premises and conclusions and use language precisely. Students also learn how to identify fallacies and to distinguish between inductive and deductive reasoning. Ideal for any composition class that emphasizes argument, this text includes coverage of writing style and rhetoric, logic, literature, research and documentation.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

思方導航 : 批判思考導論

貝剛毅 著
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置身在資訊爆炸的時代,除非你隱居山林,又或已練成對周遭事物不理不睬的異能;否則只要張開眼睛,似是而非的說法、互相衝突的觀點就會衝擊著你每一根神經。

面對這樣的處境,要是不想迷失方向,或是淪為人云亦云之輩,必須掌握一套正確判別是非對錯的思考方法,也就是批判思考的方法 (critical thinking)(簡稱「思方」)。

本書為思方學的導論。作者透過日常生活中的例子,簡要地向讀者解說思方學的概念和技巧,包括辨識令人思維不清的言辭(語害剖析)、評價不同形式的論證的方法(論證分析),以及認清各種常見的錯誤思維方式(謬誤剖析)。讀畢本書,將能令你的思維更敏銳、更清晰。

本書適合任何想提升思考力的人士閱讀,也可作為思方教程和通識科的參考讀物。

(摘錄自cp1897.com.hk)

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Filmmaker's Eye: Learning (and Breaking) the Rules of Cinematic Composition

Gustavo Mercado
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This is the only book that combines conceptual and practical instruction on creating polished and eloquent images for film and video with the technical know-how to achieve them.

Loaded with hundreds of full-color examples, The Filmmaker's Eye is a focused, easy-to-reference guide that shows you how to become a strong visual storyteller through smart, effective choices for your shots...

This book:
  • Helps you make smart visual choices with this quick, focused, and visual guide to cinematic composition.
  • Shows you how to master the rules, then break them. 
  • Includes examples and discussions from a range of international films.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)



拍攝手冊 : 77 種方法讓你的影片更完美 (How to Shoot Video That Doesn't Suck)

Steve Stockman
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無論你要拍攝的是孩子的生日聚會、企業宣傳片、申請學校或工作的視頻,還是能在網上引起轟動的視頻(你可以心懷美好的願望),《拍攝手冊:77種方法讓你的影片更完美》中介紹的77種方法都能讓你的視頻變得更好!且立竿見影!

《拍攝手冊:77種方法讓你的影片更完美》能做到的不僅僅是讓你的視頻更好,而且是讓你拍攝出很棒的視頻來——就算你使用的設備只是一個手機而已。

這本可愛而生動的「視頻教學書」涵蓋了技巧、建議和練習,見解獨到,能幫助你培養「娛樂觀眾」這一重要技能......

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, February 13, 2017

Me Before You

Jojo Moyes
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 #1 New York Times bestseller, and major motion picture

A Love Story for this generation ... Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

挪威的森林 (Norwegian Wood)

村上春樹 著
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《挪威的森林》是日本作家村上春樹於1987年所著的一部長篇愛情小說。故事講述主角糾纏在情緒不穩定且患有精神疾病的直子和開朗活潑的小林綠子之間,展開了自我成長的旅程。

Monday, February 6, 2017

Qualitative Research from Start to Finish

Robert K. Yin
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This book will help readers understand the practice of qualitative research--whether they want to do it, teach it, or just learn about it. All the major research phases are encompassed (startup, design, data collection, analysis, and composing), including newly emerging trends. Numerous easy-to-read vignettes show how other scholars have successfully implemented specific procedures. Equally distinctive, the book presents qualitative research as an adaptive craft. The array of choices among different procedures and methods enables readers to customize their own studies and to accommodate different worldviews and genres.

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遇見世界十大教堂 : 建築師帶你閱讀神聖空間

王裕華, 蔡清徽 著
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千餘年來,大教堂承載著歷史的啟示,持續與當代的人類心靈對話,其表現張力及屬靈影響力,絕非一般建築物所能比擬。神聖的教堂空間自有一股沉靜堅毅,以及呈現本然的靈性面,急切地想與每一世代的朝聖者相遇。

一般談論教堂,或從聖經神學切入,或依循西方建築歷史的傳統來討論風格,本書則將教堂視為神人相遇的橋梁、個人和群體融合的場所,採取聖經與建築歷史的雙軌閱讀,透過世界十大教堂的解讀,深入教堂與不同時代的文化和思想底蘊,並瞭解這些神聖空間是如何真切地與人們交流。

世界上有哪些教堂不容錯過?參訪教堂時,又該從何處觀賞起?有哪些細節與門道要注意?本書以歷史進程分為「古典」和「現代」兩大部分,涵蓋聖蘇菲亞大教堂、西敏寺、巴黎聖母院、聖家堂、聖彼得大教堂、柯比意的拉特瑞修道院&廊香教堂、美國空軍官校卡達小教堂、水晶教堂、安藤忠雄的「風、光、水」教堂三部曲和千禧教堂等橫跨各時期的教堂建築,每座教堂皆附——

  ◎教堂建築基本資料
  ◎精選教堂照片與圖說
  ◎平面與金屬等角透視圖、座標與比例尺
  ◎建築師檔案

透過建築師專業的導覽與解讀,輔以相關聖經經文,讓讀者內外兼顧,全方位感受大教堂的深度和真諦。

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