books about: complexities
Complexity Leadership: Nursing's Role in Health Care Delivery
Diana M. Crowell PhD RN NEA-BC
F.A. Davis Company
Here’s the information you need to become an effective leader in today’s complex health system in order to effectively solve problems and create optimal outcomes for your organization. As hospitals and healthcare organizations strive to meet standards to achieve status in the Magnet Hospital Recognition Program and address the issues in the Institute of Medicine’s Nursing Work Force Issues Initiative, they must be able to respond in ...
Complexity and the Arrow of Time
Cambridge University Press
There is a widespread assumption that the universe in general, and life in particular, is 'getting more complex with time'. This book brings together a wide range of experts in science, philosophy and theology and unveils their joint effort in exploring this idea. They confront essential problems behind the theory of complexity and the role of life within it: what is complexity? When does it increase, and why? Is the universe evolving towards ...
Complexities: Social Studies of Knowledge Practices (Science and Cultural Theory)
Duke University Press Books
Although much recent social science and humanities work has been a revolt against simplification, this volume explores the contrast between simplicity and complexity to reveal that this dichotomy, itself, is too simplistic. John Law and Annemarie Mol have gathered a distinguished panel of contributors to offer—particularly within the field of science studies—approaches to a theory of complexity, and at the same time a theoretical ...
The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God
Incredibly rich with wisdom and insight that will leave the reader, whether single or married, feeling uplifted.” The Washington Times Based on the acclaimed sermon series by New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller, this book shows everyoneChristians, skeptics, singles, longtime married couples, and those about to be engagedthe vision of what marriage should be according to the Bible. Modern culture would have you ...
Complexity: A Guided Tour
Oxford University Press, USA
What enables individually simple insects like ants to act with such precision and purpose as a group? How do trillions of neurons produce something as extraordinarily complex as consciousness? In this remarkably clear and companionable book, leading complex systems scientist Melanie Mitchell provides an intimate tour of the sciences of complexity, a broad set of efforts that seek to explain how large-scale complex, organized, and adaptive ...
COMPLEXITY: THE EMERGING SCIENCE AT THE EDGE OF ORDER AND CHAOS
M. Mitchell Waldrop
Simon & Schuster
Why did the stock market crash more than 500 points on a single Monday in 1987? Why do ancient species often remain stable in the fossil record for millions of years and then suddenly disappear? In a world where nice guys often finish last, why do humans value trust and cooperation? At first glance these questions don't appear to have anything in common, but in fact every one of these statements refers to a complex system. The science of ...
Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture
"The Museum of Modern Art, New York"
First published in 1966, and since translated into 16 languages, this remarkable book has become an essential document in architectural literature. As Venturi's ""gentle manifesto for a nonstraightforward architecture,"" Complexity and Contradiction in Architecture expresses in the most compelling and original terms the postmodern rebellion against the purism of modernism. Three hundred and fifty architectural photographs serve as historical ...
Normal Family Processes, Fourth Edition: Growing Diversity and Complexity
The Guilford Press
Widely adopted, this valued course text and practitioner guide has expanded the understanding of family normality and healthy functioning in our increasingly diverse society. The editor and contributors are at the forefront of research and clinical training. They describe the challenges facing contemporary families and ways in which clinicians can promote resilience. With consideration of sociocultural and developmental influences, chapters ...
Addressing Cultural Complexities in Practice, Assessment, Diagnosis, and Therapy
Pamela A., Ph.D. Hays
Amer Psychological Assn
This engaging book helps readers move beyond one-dimensional conceptualizations of identity to an understanding of the complex, overlapping cultural influences that form each of us. Pamela Hays' "ADDRESSING" framework enables therapists to better recognize and understand cultural influences as a multidimensional combination of Age, Developmental and acquired Disabilities, Religion, Ethnicity, Socioeconomic status, Sexual orientation, Indigenous ...
Text Complexity: Raising Rigor in Reading
and Diane Lapp Douglas Fisher
International Reading Association
Selecting appropriate reading material for students is hard. For decades, teachers have known that quality instruction requires a careful matching of materials to students. The goal is to select materials that are neither too difficult nor too easy for students--a phenomenon sometimes called the Goldilocks Rule. To ensure that students learn to read increasingly complex texts, teachers have to understand what makes a text hard. The introduction ...
Complexity and the Nexus of Leadership: Leveraging Nonlinear Science to Create Ecologies of Innovation
James K. Hazy
Using leadership to generate greater innovation, connectivity, and organizational transformation is crucial for success in this challenging era. The authors present here a new approach to leadership based on findings from complexity science. Integrating real case studies with rigorous research results, they explore the biggest challenges being faced in fast-paced organizations, and provide a host of concrete tools for leading during critical ...
Quantity and Quality: Increasing the Volume and Complexity of Students' Reading
Save 15% with our Book Study Bundle ! "The premise of this book is simple: that establishing the reading of books as the center of our literacy curriculum is the secret to academic achievement." -Sandra Wilde The research is unambiguous: when students read more, they read better, acquire more background knowledge, and do better on academic assessments. "Students need to read more books and to gradually move into harder books," writes ...
Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information
Princeton Architectural Press
Manuel Lima's smash hit Visual Complexity is now available in paperback. This groundbreaking 2011 book—the first to combine a thorough history of information visualization with a detailed look at today's most innovative applications—clearly illustrates why making meaningful connections inside complex data networks has emerged as one of the biggest challenges in twenty-first-century design. From diagramming networks of friends on Facebook ...
The Complexity of Cooperation: Agent-Based Models of Competition and Collaboration
Princeton University Press
Robert Axelrod is widely known for his groundbreaking work in game theory and complexity theory. He is a leader in applying computer modeling to social science problems. His book The Evolution of Cooperation has been hailed as a seminal contribution and has been translated into eight languages since its initial publication. The Complexity of Cooperation is a sequel to that landmark book. It collects seven essays, originally published in a ...
The Complexity of Connection: Writings from the Stone Center's Jean Baker Miller Training Institute
The Guilford Press
In this important third volume from the Stone Center at Wellesley College, founding scholars and new voices expand and deepen the Center's widely embraced psychological theory of connection as the core of human growth and development. The volume presents an absorbing and practical examination of connection and disconnection at both individual and societal levels. Chapters explore how experiences of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, and ...
Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information
Princeton Architectural Press
Our ability to generate information now far exceeds our capacity to understand it. Finding patterns and making meaningful connections inside complex data networks has emerged as one of the biggest challenges of the twenty-first century. In recent years, designers, researchers, and scientists have begun employing an innovative mix of colors, symbols, graphics, algorithms, and interactivity to clarify, and often beautify, the clutter. From ...
Complexity: Life at the Edge of Chaos
University of Chicago Press
"Put together one of the world's best science writers with one of the universe's most fascinating subjects and you are bound to produce a wonderful book. . . . The subject of complexity is vital and controversial. This book is important and beautifully done."—Stephen Jay Gould "[Complexity] is that curious mix of complication and organization that we find throughout the natural and human worlds: the workings of a cell, the structure of the ...
On Complexity (Advances in Systems Theory, Complexity, and the Human Sciences)
In this extremely valuable volume of essays Morin turns his attention to the technical and philosophical underpinnings of complexity theory and applies it to a wide-ranging number of issues. These essays will certainly stimulate the critical debate within complexity circles, but is also essential reading for anybody interested in our complex world and how to live in it.
Complexity Avalanche: Overcoming the Threat to Technology Adoption
Point B Inc
Most customers struggle to keep up, and usually settle for far less value than they could (and should) get from their purchases. A new business model for the tech industry is needed one that requires radically different thinking about the future of services, sales, R&D priorities, and how companies create shareholder value. This new way of doing business views the use of the product as the beginning of a journey with a customer, not the end. The ...
Simple: Conquering the Crisis of Complexity
For decades, Alan Siegel and Irene Etzkorn have championed simplicity as a competitive advantage and a consumer right. Consulting with businesses and organizations around the world to streamline products, services, processes and communications, they have achieved dramatic results. In SIMPLE , the culmination of their work together, Siegel and Etzkorn show us how having empathy, striving for clarity, and distilling your message can reduce ...
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