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Personal Information Management

Personal Information Management Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 9780295800684
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In an ideal world, everyone would always have the right information, in the right form, with the right context, right when they needed it. Unfortunately, we do not live in an ideal world. This book looks at how people in the real world currently manage to store and process the massive amounts of information that overload their senses and their systems, and discusses how tools can help bring these real information interactions closer to the ideal. Personal information management (PIM) is the study and practice of the activities people perform to acquire, organize, maintain, and retrieve information for everyday use. PIM is a growing area of interest as we all strive for better use of our limited personal resources of time, money, and energy, as well as greater workplace efficiency and productivity. Personal information is currently fragmented across electronic documents, email messages, paper documents, digital photographs, music, videos, instant messages, and so on. Each form of information is organized and used to complete different tasks and to fulfill disparate roles and responsibilities in an individual�s life. Existing PIM tools are partly responsible for this fragmentation. They can also be part of the solution that brings information together again. A major contribution of this book is its integrative treatment of PIM-related research. The book grows out of a workshop on PIM sponsored by the National Science Foundation, held in Seattle, Washington, in 2006. Scholars from major universities and researchers from companies such as Microsoft Research, Google, and IBM offer approaches to conceptual problems of information management. In doing so, they provide a framework for thinking about PIM as an area for future research and innovation.

Narrative Global Politics

Narrative Global Politics Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Naeem Inayatullah,Elizabeth Dauphinee
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317294548
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Narrative Global Politics by Naeem Inayatullah,Elizabeth Dauphinee Summary

This volume harnesses the virtual explosion of narrative writing in contemporary academic international politics. It comprises a prologue, an epilogue, and sixteen chapters that both build upon and diversify the success of the 2011 volume Autobiographical International Relations. Here, as in that volume, academics place their narratives in the context of world politics, culture, and history. Contributors explore moments in their academic lives that are often inexpressible in the standard academic voice and which, in turn, require a different way of writing and knowing. They write in the belief that academic IR has already begun to benefit from a different kind of writing—a stylae that retrieves the "I" and explicitly demonstrates its presence both within the world and within academic writing. By working within the overlap between theory, history, and autobiography, these chapters aim to increase the clarity, urgency, and meaningfulness of academic work. Highlighting the autoethnographic and autobiographic turn in critical international relations, this work will be of great interest to students and scholars in international relations, IR theory and global politics.

A Personal Record

A Personal Record Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph Conrad
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1633550915
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A Personal Record by Joseph Conrad Summary

A Personal Record (1912) both documents and fictionalizes Joseph Conrad's early life and the opening stages of his careers as a writer and as a seaman. It is also an artistic and political manifesto. The introduction traces Conrad's sources and gives the history of writing and reception. The essay on the text and the apparatus set out the textual history. The notes explain literary and historical references, identify places, and gloss foreign terms. Four maps and a genealogical table supplement this explanatory material.

This I Believe

This I Believe Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jay Allison,Dan Gediman
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781429918459
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An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies of a group of remarkable men and women Based on the National Public Radio series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty essayists—from the famous to the unknown—completing the thought that begins the book's title. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs but also the extent to which they share them with others. Featuring a well-known list of contributors—including Isabel Allende, Colin Powell, Gloria Steinem, William F. Buckley Jr., Penn Jillette, Bill Gates, and John Updike—the collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer; a part-time hospital clerk from Rehoboth, Massachusetts; a woman who sells Yellow Pages advertising in Fort Worth, Texas; and a man who serves on the state of Rhode Island's parole board. The result is a stirring and provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of people whose beliefs—and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them—reveal the American spirit at its best.

Earthquake, Fire and Epidemic

Earthquake, Fire and Epidemic Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Hansen,William Blaisdell
Editor: Untreed Reads
ISBN: 1611875420
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Earthquake, Fire and Epidemic by Richard Hansen,William Blaisdell Summary

Almost five decades of exhaustive research by Gladys Hansen, Official Archivist Emeritus of San Francisco, makes Earthquake, Fire & Epidemic the definitive discourse on one of the most devastating natural disasters in American history. With coauthors Richard Hansen and Dr. William Blaisdell, M.D., Gladys Hansen offers a comprehensive account of the events leading up to, during, and following the April 1906 Earthquake and Fire that devastated San Francisco. The book includes narratives depicting the firefighters, military personnel, and first responders whose extraordinary efforts helped establish order out of chaos. Of particular significance, the authors discredit the deceitful efforts by San Francisco's political and business establishment who, to protect the commercial viability of the city, minimized the death toll and diminished the true magnitude of destruction. Earthquake, Fire & Epidemic offers new documentation and provides insight into the incomprehensible scale of disaster that killed thousands of people, utterly destroyed a quarter of San Francisco's buildings, and rendered tens of thousands of survivors homeless in the Golden City by the Bay.

Reclaiming the Personal

Reclaiming the Personal Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Natalia Khanenko-Friesen,Gelinada Grinchenko
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442625244
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Reclaiming the Personal by Natalia Khanenko-Friesen,Gelinada Grinchenko Summary

The first twenty-five years of life in post-socialist Europe have seen vast political, economic, and cultural changes, as societies that lived under communist rule struggle with the traumas of the past and the challenges of the future. In this context, oral history has acquired a unique role in understanding the politics of memory and the practice of history. Drawing on research conducted in Belarus, Germany, Poland, Russia, and Ukraine, Reclaiming the Personal introduces theory and practice in this vital and distinctive area to a global audience. Focusing on issues such as repressed memories of the Second World War, the economic challenges of late socialism, and the experience of the early post-socialist transition, the essays underscore the political implications of oral history research in post-socialist Europe and highlight how oral history research in the region differs from that being conducted elsewhere.

American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary

American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Scott MacDonald
Editor: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520954939
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American Ethnographic Film and Personal Documentary is a critical history of American filmmakers crucial to the development of ethnographic film and personal documentary. The Boston and Cambridge area is notable for nurturing these approaches to documentary film via institutions such as the MIT Film Section and the Film Study Center, the Carpenter Center and the Visual and Environmental Studies Department at Harvard. Scott MacDonald uses pragmatism’s focus on empirical experience as a basis for measuring the groundbreaking achievements of such influential filmmakers as John Marshall, Robert Gardner, Timothy Asch, Ed Pincus, Miriam Weinstein, Alfred Guzzetti, Ross McElwee, Robb Moss, Nina Davenport, Steve Ascher and Jeanne Jordan, Michel Negroponte, John Gianvito, Alexander Olch, Amie Siegel, Ilisa Barbash, and Lucien Castaing-Taylor. By exploring the cinematic, personal, and professional relationships between these accomplished filmmakers, MacDonald shows how a pioneering, engaged, and uniquely cosmopolitan approach to documentary developed over the past half century.

A Personal History of Nuclear Medicine

A Personal History of Nuclear Medicine Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Henry N. Wagner
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1846280729
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A Personal History of Nuclear Medicine by Henry N. Wagner Summary

A Personal History of Nuclear Medicine is an account of how nuclear medicine developed, and its basic philosophy in the past, present and future. The book outlines the history of the development of nuclear medicine as experienced by the author and describes the hurdles that nuclear medicine has had to face, in view of the perception of risk of radiation. It also explains how nuclear medicine solves medical problems in clinical practice and how it has contributed to a new definition of disease. The book concludes with future projections of the likely developments in this area in the next 50 years. Target market: nuclear medicine professionals as well non-nuclear medicine physicians and the public

Online Learning

Online Learning Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Greg Kearsley
Editor: Educational Technology
ISBN: 9780877783060
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"More than two dozen prominent authors describe their personal involvement in the history of the Internet's use in education, and recount their pioneeringefforts."

Storm Command: A Personal Account of the Gulf War (Text Only)

Storm Command: A Personal Account of the Gulf War (Text Only) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gen. Sir Peter de la Billière
Editor: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007392818
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Storm Command: A Personal Account of the Gulf War (Text Only) by Gen. Sir Peter de la Billière Summary

‘My primary aim in writing this book is to demonstrate the importance of individual human beings in modern warfare. In the battle to drive the Iraqi army out of Kuwait, Coalition forces used every form of high-technology weapon available; yet in the end success depended on the performance of individuals, whether they were pilots, divers, tank drivers, mechanics, engineers, cooks, radio operators, infantrymen, nurses or officers of all ranks. It was these ordinary people who, at the end of the day, were going to put their lives on the line and risk their neck when their Government decided to go to war.’ Gen. Sir Peter de la Billiere Note that it has not been possible to include the same picture content that appeared in the original print version.


PERSONAL COUNSELING SKILLS Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathryn Geldard,David Geldard
Editor: Charles C Thomas Publisher
ISBN: 0398088357
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PERSONAL COUNSELING SKILLS by Kathryn Geldard,David Geldard Summary

This revised first edition is a comprehensive, easy-to-read introduction to personal counseling written for professional and volunteer counselors and those who train them. A major new addition to the book, making it particularly attractive to those who train counselors, is the inclusion of training group exercises for all skills chapters. After reading a particular chapter, the exercises relating to that chapter, in part VI of the book, can be used by trainers to greatly enhance the learning process. These exercises have been found to be popular with both students and those teaching them. The chapters describing basic and more advanced counseling skills are arranged in a sequence that is particularly suitable when teaching student counselors to learn and practice using these skills for the first time. The authors adopt an integrative approach that allows the reader to learn, understand, and use skills taken from major counseling approaches, and to integrate these into a sequential process that maximizes the possibility of facilitating change in clients. Of considerable value for new counselors are those sections of the book that describe the fundamental principles of the counseling relationship, and explain the theories of change applicable to the various approaches to counseling. Unique features include: a highly practical integrative approach; discussion of the specific skills required for success; practical suggestions on ways to learn and develop new skills; an understanding of the role of a counselor’s supervisor; information on practical issues such as keeping records, arrangement of the counseling room, and ways to look after yourself as a counselor; plus practical information on issues of confidentiality and professional ethics. The text will serve as a valuable resource for workers in a wide variety of helping professions where counseling skills are useful, such as psychology, social work, welfare work, medicine, nursing, human services, and education.

Personal Relationships Across the Lifespan

Personal Relationships Across the Lifespan Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Patricia Noller,Judith Feeney,Candida Peterson
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134970765
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Personal Relationships Across the Lifespan by Patricia Noller,Judith Feeney,Candida Peterson Summary

Personal Relationships Across the Lifespan presents a comprehensive and up-to-date account of the role of personal relationships in people's lives. Highlighting areas of special significance and research interest at each major life-stage, Patricia Noller, Judith A. Feeney and Candida Peterson, examine how close relationships develop over time and influence individual adjustment. They explore a wide range of relationships, including some that are often neglected, such as those with siblings, adult children and elderly parents. They also look at alternative family forms, such as single-parent families and step-families, and address important themes such as intimacy, conflict and power. With insightful discussion of the theory and methods typically used by researchers working in this area, Personal Relationships Across the Lifespan is an ideal resource for students and researchers of both relationships and lifespan development. It will also be of interest to practitioners, such as social workers and family therapists, working with clients with relational concerns and anyone wanting to learn more about the nature of relationships.

The Personal Touch

The Personal Touch Pdf/ePub eBook Author: J. Wilbur Chapman
Editor: Good Press
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The Personal Touch by J. Wilbur Chapman Summary

"The Personal Touch" by J. Wilbur Chapman. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Dialectical Approaches to Studying Personal Relationships

Dialectical Approaches to Studying Personal Relationships Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Barbara M. Montgomery,Leslie A. Baxter
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135452067
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Dialectical Approaches to Studying Personal Relationships by Barbara M. Montgomery,Leslie A. Baxter Summary

This book describes many different and useful ways of understanding personal relationships from a dialectical perspective. It is written for scholars in higher education, both faculty and students, across many fields within the social sciences and the humanities who seek answers to questions about how people relate to one another. The book is valuable for all scholars who pursue new ideas because it models a form of scholarly communication in which: * multiple voices can be acknowledged as valid; * the worth of one perspective is not measured by the denigration of another; and * difference is celebrated as conducive to learning rather than threatening to it. The contributors emphasize the characteristics of their dialectical view that set them apart from other dialectical authors and describe their methods of studying relationships from a dialectical perspective. Following the Bakhtinian perspective, they honor the values of dialogism by respecting different and sometimes contradictory views, assuming that these views can be valid, and joining in a discussion with the editors and other contributors about their emerging work. They also acknowledge that the chapters in this text are part of an ongoing process to frame and reframe emerging ideas, and allow the dialogue that occurs within this frame the freedom to express creative, unique ideas.

PERSONAL POWER (All 12 Volumes)

PERSONAL POWER (All 12 Volumes) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: William Walker Atkinson
Editor: e-artnow
ISBN: 8026848748
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PERSONAL POWER (All 12 Volumes) by William Walker Atkinson Summary

This carefully crafted ebook: "PERSONAL POWER (All 12 Volumes)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Personal Power - Your Master Self Creative Power - Your Constructive Forces Desire Power - Your Energizing Forces Faith Power - Your Inspirational Forces Will Power - Your Dynamic Forces Subconscious Power - Your Secret Forces Spiritual Power - The Infinite Fount Thought Power - Radio-Mentalism Perceptive Power - The Art of Observation Reasoning Power - Practical Logic Character Power - Positive Individuality Regenerative Power or Vital Rejuvenation This book is devoted to the subject of the development, cultivation and manifestation of Personal Power— Personal Power in all its phases, aspects and modes of manifestation and expression. "Personal Power,” as understood and taught in this book, may be defined as: "The ability or strength possessed by the human individual, by which he does, or may, accomplish desired results in an efficient manner, along the lines of physical, mental, and spiritual effort and endeavor.” William Walker Atkinson (1862-1932) was a prolific writer. His works treat themes related to the mental world, occultism, divination, psychic reality, and mankind's nature.

Romantic Love and Personal Beauty

Romantic Love and Personal Beauty Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Henry T. Finck
Editor: Good Press
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"Romantic Love and Personal Beauty" by Henry T. Finck. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Personal Experience of a Physician

Personal Experience of a Physician Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Ellis
Editor: Good Press
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Personal Experience of a Physician by John Ellis Summary

"Personal Experience of a Physician" by John Ellis. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Planning and Organizing Personal and Professional Development

Planning and Organizing Personal and Professional Development Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Chris Sangster
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351910930
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Planning and Organizing Personal and Professional Development by Chris Sangster Summary

Chris Sangster’s book is a practical, step-by-step guide to personal and professional development that covers the strategy, techniques and philosophy behind the process. Lifelong learning, the shift from trainer-centred delivery to learner-centred development and the opportunities provided by new technologies, place considerable onus on individuals to take responsibility for their own learning. This guide will help trainers and facilitators to enable learners to do just that. There are, at least, three different participants involved in any meaningful and sustainable process of personal development at work - the learner, his or her line manager and mentor(s), and the training (or development support) function. Chris Sangster provides a route map for each of these three roles. He offers a simple, compelling triangular model to illustrate the interaction of each and places particular emphasis on ’learning outcomes’ - as opposed to inputs, focusing attention and objective measurement on learning that manifests itself through application, achievement and changes in behaviour. Whether you are looking for a complete and holistic process for developing your people or a highly readable guide to unravelling the myths of development - such as the confusion between personal and professional development - this book has it all.