Monday, April 17, 2017

All the Light We Cannot See : A Novel

Anthony Doerr
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All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, a New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book, National Book Award finalist, more than two and a half years on the New York Times bestseller list

From the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the stunningly beautiful instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.

Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel.

In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another.

Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

少, 但是更好 (Essentialism)

葛瑞格・麥基昂 (Greg McKeown)
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★《紐約時報》、《華爾街日報》暢銷書!

獻給被工作與生活壓得喘不過氣的你。

你是否曾發現自己忙到分身乏術?你是否曾覺得工作過度又未能充分發揮實力?你是否曾發現自己專做不重要的事?你是否覺得忙碌不堪卻缺乏生產力?就像你總是在移動,卻從未到達任何地方一樣?

作者以「少,但是更好」做為本書的核心概念,闡述為什麼讓生活化繁為簡如此重要。一旦有「事事都重要」、「有沒有辦法做好所有事」的想法,不管什麼請託、要求都攬在身上,結果就是自己愈繃愈緊,焦頭爛額,反而工作生活兩頭落空。

為了達到「專準主義」(Essentialism)的狀態,作者在書中以三步驟來解釋:第一,精挑:要判斷出目前什麼事情才是首要,先問問自己,「現在所做的事情,是否值得投入?」如果不是,應該要勇敢拒絕。要成為「I choose to」,而不是「I have to」的人。第二,簡化:如何刪除瑣碎無謂的枝節。第三,準確執行:如何移除障礙,讓執行過程減少阻力與痛苦。

本書不是教你如何在最短的時間內完成最多事情,而是教你如何只做正確的事。本書談論的並非時間管理或提升生產力的策略,而是提供一個系統性的方法,教你如何在個人和專業領域中變得更有效率、更有生產力和更有影響力。

最終,你會過忠於自己的生活,而不是別人期待你過的生活。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, April 10, 2017

Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success

Wendy Laura Belcher
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"This book is a wonderful addition to a graduate course on professional writing, to a writers' group in need of some structure, or even to the lone writer who needs assistance becoming an academic writer."
―Chronicle of Higher Education

Wendy Laura Belcher's Writing Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks: A Guide to Academic Publishing Success is a revolutionary approach to enabling academic authors to overcome their anxieties and produce the publications that are essential to succeeding in their fields. Each week, readers learn a particular feature of strong articles and work on revising theirs accordingly. At the end of twelve weeks, they send their article to a journal. This invaluable resource is the only guide that focuses specifically on publishing humanities and social science journal articles.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

從段落到篇章 : 學術寫作析論技巧

蔡柏盈 著
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目前市面可見的論文寫作書籍,均以研究為主軸,寫作為輔,從選擇研究方向、資料蒐集的方法、圖書館與工具書的使用,乃至論文格式等,無所不包。然而,大部分人即使參考了這些論文寫作書,甚或上過研究方法課,依然有「不知如何下筆」,或是「不知這樣寫好不好」的困擾。

其實,寫作是用來表達自我思想感受的方式,是用語言文字去闡述自我與世界的關連,表現對世界的理解。因此,在進入寫作的世界時,我們應先認識四種寫作上最常用的表達類型:描寫、敘述、說明、議論。雖然這四種類型是最基本的寫作方法,但在意念組織、行文局、陳述修辭上,卻各有不同的重點與寫作技巧,值得玩味再三。

除了基本的描寫、敘 述外,本書還特別針對說明、議論兩種類型,再細分 為分析、比較對照、定義、分類、舉例、評論等幾 種析論方式,說明寫作概念、寫作策略,輔 以討論練習。讀者在書寫學術報告及論文時,可端視自己所要論述的中心意念及文章架構,選擇適合的析論方式,或是單以一個段落、數個段落乃至一個篇章,加以交互運用這些析論技巧組織成文,相信更能寫出條理分明、絲絲入扣的絕佳文章。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)


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Monday, April 3, 2017

Developing Effective Research Proposals

Keith F. Punch
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This is your step-by-step guide to success with your research proposal. This new edition covers every section of the proposal, telling you all you need to know on how to structure it, bring rigour to your methods section, impress your readers and get your proposal accepted.

With practical tips and advice throughout, new features include:
• Comprehensive explanation of method and methodology, and how to maximize this crucial section of your proposal
• A new section on mixed methods: an increasingly common approach in research
• A new chapter on how to get it right with ethics
• Fresh exercises and activities, now for each key chapter

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

質性訪談方法︰聆聽與提問的藝術 (Qualitative Interviewing)

赫伯特‧J.魯賓(Herbert J. Rubin) , 艾琳‧S.魯賓(Irene S. Rubin)
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本書主要討論了研究設計、訪談實施和數據分析三大部分,每一部分都提出了相應的工作目標和實施路徑,並在討論的過程中結合了大量的研究實例,詳細明確地提供了不同種類的研究展開操作的可行辦法。為了最大限度地利用本書,建議讀者在閱讀的過程中,帶著自己的研究興趣,根據書中提供的指導,具體思索並回答有關這一主題在各個階段應解決的問題。 本書是一部可讀性很強的研究指南,既適合質性研究的初學者作為入門的指導,也適合正在做研究的學者作為研究參考。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)