Newly updated: The bestseller “that could bring the human race a little closer to rescuing itself” from the subject of the film The Two Glorias (Naomi Wolf). Without self-esteem, the only change is an exchange of masters; with it, there is no need for masters. When trying to find books to give to “the countless brave and smart women I met who didn’t think of themselves as either brave or smart,” Steinem realized that books either supposed that external political change would cure everything or that internal change would. None linked internal and external change together in a seamless circle of cause and effect, effect and cause. She undertook to write such a book, and ended up transforming her life, as well as the lives of others. The result of her reflections is this truly transformative book: part personal collection of stories from her own life and the lives of many others, part revolutionary guide to finding community and inspiration. Steinem finds role models in a very young and uncertain Gandhi as well as unlikely heroes from the streets to history. Revolution from Within addresses the core issues of self-authority and unjust external authority, and argues that the first is necessary to transform the second. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Gloria Steinem including rare images from the author’s personal collection, as well as a new preface and list of book recommendations from Steinem.
The Blackwell Companion to Contemporary Islamic Thoughtreflects the variety of trends, voices, and opinions in thecontemporary Muslim intellectual scene. Challenges Western misconceptions about the modern Muslim worldin general and the Arab world in particular. Consists of 36 important essays written by contemporary Muslimthinkers and scholars. Covers issues such as Islamic tradition, modernity,globalization, feminism, the West, the USA, reform, andsecularism. Helps readers to situate Islamic intellectual history in thecontext of Western intellectual trends.
Jamais autant de données n’ont été disponibles ! Face à un tel flux, organiser et synthétiser les informations devient indispensable. En délivrant un message immé-diat et visuel, les cartes conceptuelles sont un outil formidable pour le manager. Elles lui permettent de : • dynamiser et renforcer l’efficacité de son équipe ; • clarifier sa vision stratégique ; • organiser des réunions productives ; • favoriser la créativité et la réflexion individuelles comme collectives. Pourquoi ça marche ? Parce que les cartes conceptuelles s’approchent au plus près du fonctionnement du cerveau, les « noeuds » de la carte figurant les neurones qui se connectent entre eux. Ce livre très illustré vous guide pas à pas pour comprendre ce qu’est le concept mapping et réussir à créer vos propres cartes. Après la stratégie du Post-it (Kanban) et le mind mapping, le concept mapping est la troisième étape du management visuel. Il améliorera tous les pans de votre travail : organisation, créativité, communication...
|Genre||Business & Economics|
Are You Ready to Discover What Aim True Means to You? Yoga teacher and inspirational speaker Kathryn Budig is known for her ability to encourage others to set their intentions and goals, no matter how lofty, and work toward them while staying true to themselves. In Aim True, Budig extends her empowering message beyond the mat. Life is an adventure that is meant to be explored, challenged, and fully lived. The best part? When you approach life with an open mind and heart, the possibilities are endless. Allow Budig to be your guide along the journey with: • A 5-day purification process • 6 yoga sequences to put into practice • Over 85 recipes to seduce your inner Top Chef • An introduction to meditation • Homeopathic self-care and beauty recipes Whether your goal is to love who you are right now, reshape the way you view food, develop a meditation practice, or discover new ways to embrace the great balancing act that is life, this holistic approach to yoga, diet, and mindfulness has something for you. Filled with vibrant photographs and whimsical illustrations, this guide is as beautiful as it is life-changing.
|Genre||Health & Fitness|
This book provides the first comprehensive and critical examination of the spatial assumptions underpinning transboundary protected areas in Europe, at a time of surging global enthusiasm in creating and managing such areas. It explores how the reliance on the natural science approach to space within environmental planning has led to a return of exclusionary discourses, in paradoxical contrast to the stated claims of designing 'peace parks'. The book builds a much-needed link between the critical geopolitical literature on boundaries and social approaches to nature and hybridity. Drawing the Line is theoretically informed yet grounded in substantial fieldwork from sites in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and the Ukraine. It uses material from the field to build and question theoretical debates, moving beyond site-specific issues to wider patterns and trends.
1989. Der eiserne Vorhang und die deutsche Mauer fallen. Es ist ein Jahr des Neubeginns fur Deutschland und Europa, der Neudefinition von Identitaten, Beziehungen und Machtkonstellationen. Deutschlands Stellung in Europa ist plotzlich eine andere, seine Identitat nicht mehr dieselbe und die Beziehungen zwischen den europaischen Partnerstaaten verandern sich. In Deutschland wurde das 20-jahrige Jubilaum des Mauerfalls und der Wiedervereinigung intensiv thematisiert und gefeiert. Wie aber wird Deutschland seit dem Mauerfall in seinen Partnerstaaten wahrgenommen und gedeutet? Der vorliegende Band liefert relevante Erkenntnisse uber die Bilder vom wiedervereinten Deutschland, die in Publikationen franzosischer, italienischer und spanischer Deutschlandexperten zwischen 1989 und 2009 vermittelt werden. Dabei werden sowohl die Unterschiede und Gemeinsamkeiten dieser `romanischen' Deutschlandbilder als auch die zeitliche Entwicklung, also die Veranderung oder Persistenz der Bilder deutlich. Die Verwendung uberlieferter Stereotypen und kollektiver Wesenszuschreibungen sowie die Funktion und Wirkweise ihres Einsatzes werden kritisch uberpruft. Indem schliesslich das spannende Beziehungsgeflecht zwischen Fremdbild und Selbstbild, zwischen Identitatszuschreibung und Selbstkonzeption verdeutlicht wird, werden wichtige Quellen fur die Differenzen der Deutschlanddeutungen sowie Voraussetzungen fur ein wirkliches Verstehen und damit fur transnationale Verstandigung aufgezeigt.
The Symposium "Aero-and Hydroacoustics" was held at the Ecole Centrale de Lyon, France, on 3rd - 6 July 1985, at the initiative of the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (IUTAM) . The research topics discussed concerned the acoustics of unstable and turbulent flows and the noise generated by movable surfaces. Other subjects of interest were thermoacoustics, diffraction, and acoustic propagation through turbulence. Applications of numerical and experimental techniques to source diagnostics were discussed, as was active noise control. In Hydroacoustics the emphasis was on noise due to flow induced vibrations. There were 8 general invited lecturers and 43 other contributors, with 150 participants form 14 countries. Sufficient time was provided for discussions and social gatherings. For example, there was the opening of the high speed anechoic wind tunnel of the Centre Acoustique, and a welcome address given by the Mayor of Lyon in his historic City Hall. The organizing Committee of the Symposium wish to express their thanks to la Direction des Recherches Etudes et Techniques du Ministere des Armees (DRET), Ie Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Ie Conseil General du Rhone, l'Association Universitaire de Mecanique (AUM), Ie Ministere de l'Environnement, for financial support. Le Groupement des Acousticiens de langue frangaise (GALF) helped advertise the meeting. The organizers are also indebted to the International Union of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics for providing travel subsidies to young scientists.
|Author||Genevieve Comte-Bellot,John E. Fowcs-Williams|
This work focuses on the factors critical to successful injection moulding, including knowledge of plastic materials and how they melt, the importance of mould design, the role of the screw, and the correct use of the controls of an injection moulding machine. It seeks to provide operating personnel with a clear understanding of the basics of injec
|Author||Bernie A. Olmsted,Martin Davis|
|Genre||Technology & Engineering|
This novel dramatizes an incident that took place in a California school in 1969. A teacher creates an experimental movement in his class to help students understand how people could have followed Hitler. The results are astounding. The highly disciplined group, modeled on the principles of the Hilter Youth, has its own salute, chants, and special ways of acting as a unit and sweeps beyond the class and throughout the school, evolving into a society willing to give up freedom for regimentation and blind obedience to their leader. All will learn a lesson that will never be forgotten.
|Genre||Young Adult Fiction|
When magic and superpowers emerge in the masses, Wendy Deere is contracted by the government to bag and snag supervillains in Hugo Award-winning author Charles Stross' Dead Lies Dreaming: A Laundry Files Novel. As Wendy hunts down Imp—the cyberpunk head of a band calling themselves “The Lost Boys”— she is dragged into the schemes of louche billionaire Rupert de Montfort Bigge. Rupert has discovered that the sole surviving copy of the long-lost concordance to the one true Necronomicon is up for underground auction in London. He hires Imp’s sister, Eve, to procure it by any means necessary, and in the process, he encounters Wendy Deere. In a tale of corruption, assassination, thievery, and magic, Wendy Deere must navigate rotting mansions that lead to distant pasts, evil tycoons, corrupt government officials, lethal curses, and her own moral qualms in order to make it out of this chase alive. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
The handbook focuses on a complete outline of lithium-ion batteries. Just before starting with an exposition of the fundamentals of this system, the book gives a short explanation of the newest cell generation. The most important elements are described as negative / positive electrode materials, electrolytes, seals and separators. The battery disconnect unit and the battery management system are important parts of modern lithium-ion batteries. An economical, faultless and efficient battery production is a must today and is represented with one chapter in the handbook. Cross-cutting issues like electrical, chemical, functional safety are further topics. Last but not least standards and transportation themes are the final chapters of the handbook. The different topics of the handbook provide a good knowledge base not only for those working daily on electrochemical energy storage, but also to scientists, engineers and students concerned in modern battery systems.
|Genre||Technology & Engineering|
Covers the most recent topics in the field of environmental management and provides a broad focus on the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of environmental management Provides an up-to-date survey of the field from the perspective of different disciplines Covers the topic of environmental management from multiple perspectives, namely, natural sciences, engineering, business, social sciences, and methods and tools perspectives Combines both academic rigor and practical approach through literature reviews and theories and examples and case studies from diverse geographic areas and policy domains Explores local and global issues of environmental management and analyzes the role of various contributors in the environmental management process Chapter contents are appropriately demonstrated with numerous pictures, charts, graphs, and tables, and accompanied by a detailed reference list for further readings
|Author||Dibyendu Sarkar,Rupali Datta,Avinandan Mukherjee,Robyn Hannigan|
|Genre||Technology & Engineering|
Organizations are facing an engagement crisis. Regardless if they are customers, employees, patients, students, citizens, stakeholders, organizations struggle to meaningfully engage their key constituent groups who have a precious and limited resource: their time. Not surprisingly, these stakeholders have developed deflector shields to protect themselves. Only a privileged few organizations are allowed to penetrate the shield, and even less will meaningfully engage. To penetrate the shield, and engage the audience, organizations need an edge. Gamification has emerged as a way to gain that edge and organizations are beginning to see it as a key tool in their digital engagement strategy. While gamification has tremendous potential to break through, most companies will get it wrong. Gartner predicts that by 2014, 80% of current gamified applications will fail to meet business objectives primarily due to poor design. As a trend, gamification is at the peak of the hype cycle; it has been oversold and it is broadly misunderstood. We are heading for the inevitable fall. Too many organizations have been led to believe that gamification is a magic elixir for indoctrinating the masses and manipulating them to do their bidding. These organizations are mistaking people for puppets, and these transparently cynical efforts are doomed to fail. This book goes beyond the hype and focuses on the 20% that are getting it right. We have spoken to hundreds of leaders in organizations around the world about their gamification strategies and we have seen some spectacular successes. The book examines some of these successes and identifies the common characteristics of these initiatives to define the solution space for success. It is a guide written for leaders of gamification initiatives to help them avoid the pitfalls and employ the best practices, to ensure they join the 20% that gets it right. Gamify shows gamification in action: as a powerful approach to engaging and motivating people to achieving their goals, while at the same time achieving organizational objectives. It can be used to motivate people to change behaviors, develop skills, and drive innovation. The sweet spot for gamification objectives is the space where the business objectives and player objectives are aligned. Like two sides of the same coin, player and business goals may outwardly appear different, but they are often the same thing, expressed different ways. The key to gamification success is to engage people on an emotional level and motivating them to achieve their goals.
|Genre||Business & Economics|
Because... is a compulsive search to look within and find answers. We are generally lost behind the apathy of our own laid cobwebs. Our illusions go beyond the layers of natural thinking and result in a million unanswered questions. Under this thick dust, the mind is our own employee and we define its purpose to work for us in channeled directions. With a sensitive approach towards mental well-being, Because articulates positive thinking with creative reads and poetic expressions giving us meaningful takeaways. It captures a release of different moods with sheer optimism. It asserts on prudent lessons of various experiences and helps us to reach logical ends. An engaging read, this book brings an extraordinary feeling of happiness and internal satisfaction.
In this classic volume, Ladner explores the origin and early history of the idea of reform. The book opens with a look at varieties of renewal ideology, then moves on to study the early Christian idea of reform. The conclusion is an insightful examination of how the idea of reform influenced the earliest manifestations of Christian monasticism.