Utopia Or Oblivion

Autor: R. Buckminster Fuller
Publisher: Estate of R. Buckminster Fuller
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Utopia or Oblivion is a provocative blueprint for the future. This comprehensive volume is composed of essays derived from the lectures he gave all over the world during the 1960’s. Fuller’s thesis is that humanity – for the first time in its history – has the opportunity to create a world where the needs of 100% of humanity are met. “This is what man tends to call utopia. It’s a fairly small word, but inadequate to describe the extraordinary new freedom of man in a new relationship to universe — the alternative of which is oblivion.” R. Buckminster Fuller.

Tree Or Three Student S Book

Autor: Ann Baker
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This is a pronuncation course for beginner and elementary students of English. It provides practice in the pronunciation of English soundss, word stress and intonation through a wide variety of interesting exercises and activities. The course is carefully graded both lexically and structurally to allow teachers to link the material with other course work. Suggested teaching methods as well as additional practice material can be found in the Teacher's Guide. The book is accompanied by a recording of all the practice material on two cassettes, which are designed for use both in class and by students working alone.

Preservation Of The Integrity Of Electronic Records

Autor: L. Duranti
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9401598924
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By Terry Eastwood This book reports the findings of a research project on the means of protecting the integrity of active and semi-active electronic records. The project, which is commonly referred to as "the UBC Project," was conceived by two of the authors of this book, Luciana Duranti and Terry Eastwood, and conducted between 1994 and 1997. The third author, Heather MacNeil, who worked formally as the principal research assistant on the project, acted as an equal in the research and in the writing of this book. The project investigated a number of fundamental questions that have arisen over the past decade as a consequence of the rapid development and use of computer technology for the creation, maintenance, and preservation of recorded information. One of the first comprehensive studies of the issues associated with the management of electronic records was conducted by the United Nations. The study, commonly known as the ACCIS report, aimed to "develop guidelines for implementation of electronic archives and records management programmes for use by United Nations organizations, taking into account traditional archives and records management practices. " The report of the study of electronic records in eighteen United Nations organizations identified a number of enduring issues. It recognized that the United Nations had to "distinguish between record and non-record material. "l It recognized the problem of ensuring the authenticity of records, which, rather narrowly, it construed as "assuring legality.

Cultivating Communities Of Practice

Autor: Etienne Wenger
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
ISBN: 9781578513307
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Today's marketplace is fueled by knowledge. Yet organizing systematically to leverage knowledge remains a challenge. Leading companies have discovered that technology is not enough, and that cultivating communities of practice is the keystone of an effective knowledge strategy. Communities of practice come together around common interests and expertise- whether they consist of first-line managers or customer service representatives, neurosurgeons or software programmers, city managers or home-improvement amateurs. They create, share, and apply knowledge within and across the boundaries of teams, business units, and even entire companies-providing a concrete path toward creating a true knowledge organization. InCultivating Communities of Practice, Etienne Wenger, Richard McDermott, and William M. Snyder argue that while communities form naturally, organizations need to become more proactive and systematic about developing and integrating them into their strategy. This book provides practical models and methods for stewarding these communities to reach their full potential-without squelching the inner drive that makes them so valuable. Through in-depth cases from firms such as DaimlerChrysler, McKinsey & Company, Shell, and the World Bank, the authors demonstrate how communities of practice can be leveraged to drive overall company strategy, generate new business opportunities, tie personal development to corporate goals, transfer best practices, and recruit and retain top talent. They define the unique features of these communities and outline principles for nurturing their essential elements. They provide guidelines to support communities of practice through their major stages of development, address the potential downsides of communities, and discuss the specific challenges of distributed communities. And they show how to recognize the value created by communities of practice and how to build a corporate knowledge strategy around them. Essential reading for any leader in today's knowledge economy, this is the definitive guide to developing communities of practice for the benefit-and long-term success-of organizations and the individuals who work in them. Etienne Wengeris a renowned expert and consultant on knowledge management and communities of practice in San Juan, California.Richard McDermottis a leading expert of organization and community development in Boulder, Colorado.William M. Snyderis a founding partner of Social Capital Group, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Modern Procession

Autor: Francis Alÿs
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On the morning of Sunday, June 23, 2002, 100 participants gathered at The Museum of Modern Art in midtown Manhattan, along with a 12-person Peruvian brass band, and a horse, dogs, and numerous palanquins, atop which sat replicas of three masterpieces from the museum's collection--Picasso's "Les Demoiselles d'Avignon," Duchamp's ready-made "Bicycle Wheel" and a Giacometti--and a living representative of contemporary art, Kiki Smith. Three hours later they ended their procession at the museum's new temporary home, in Queens. Along the way, which ran from 11 West 53 Street, over the Queensboro Bridge, and up Queens Boulevard, the procession absorbed 100 additional participants, and enacted a very public spectacle--part saint's day procession and part secular celebration--of the museum's historic move to MoMA QNS.

Architecture For The Poor

Autor: Hassan Fathy
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226239149
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Architecture for the Poor describes Hassan Fathy's plan for building the village of New Gourna, near Luxor, Egypt, without the use of more modern and expensive materials such as steel and concrete. Using mud bricks, the native technique that Fathy learned in Nubia, and such traditional Egyptian architectural designs as enclosed courtyards and vaulted roofing, Fathy worked with the villagers to tailor his designs to their needs. He taught them how to work with the bricks, supervised the erection of the buildings, and encouraged the revival of such ancient crafts as claustra (lattice designs in the mudwork) to adorn the buildings.

Basic Education In China

Autor: Libing Wang
Publisher: Homa & Sekey Books
ISBN: 9781931907583
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Educational Policies and Legislation in China provides a comprehensive overview of the development of educational policies and legislation in China, particularly those after the introduction of Reform and Opening Up in 1979. This book discusses the theoretic basis and framework of educational policies, explains the important educational laws and legislations, and introduces the policies of educational internationalization, private education, lifelong learning and teacher education. The characteristics and trends of educational policy and legislation in China are also provided based on solid and systematic analysis. The book is intended for researchers, teachers and graduate students in the field of comparative education, educational policy and legislation, educational management, etc.

Nieto Sobejano

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Publisher: Tc Cuadernos
ISBN: 9788494742149
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This is the first monograph dedicated to the work of Nieto and Sobejano in several years. 394 pages to develop 21 projects carried out between 2004 and 2017 plus a comparative annex of sections. A double volume on the trajectory of this team of Spanish architects that also includes the projects that are being finalized, explained and developed with photographs and, as always, with plans and constructive details. Experts in working on historic buildings, the interventions of Nieto Sobejano in consolidated heritage are grafts that give rise to a new type of space. In them, the resonance of the past is permanent, and the tangible signs form a very dictionary for each project that expands the contemporary architectural language with neologisms. Bilingual edition: Spanish & English