books about: complexity
Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading
Robert E Probst
"Just as rigor does not reside in the barbell but in the act of lifting it, rigor in reading is not an attribute of a text but rather of a reader's behavior-engaged, observant, responsive, questioning, analytical. The close reading strategies in Notice and Note will help you cultivate those critical reading habits that will make your students more attentive, thoughtful, independent readers." -Kylene Beers and Robert E. Probst In ...
Coming to Our Senses: Perceiving Complexity to Avoid Catastrophes
Oxford University Press
In Coming to Our Senses , cognitive scientist Viki McCabe argues that prevailing theories of perception, cognition, and information cannot explain how we know the world around us. Using scientific studies and true stories, McCabe shows that the ecological disasters, political paralysis, and economic failures we now face originate in our tendency to privilege cognitive processes and products over the information we access with our perceptual ...
In Sickness as in Health: Helping Couples Cope with the Complexities of Illness
Roundtree Press, 2013
For those who find themselves at the intersection of lifetime love and overwhelming obligation, the right path is often painful and difficult to find. When illness invades the couple relationship, partners ask themselves and each other some really hard questions: "What do I want to do for this person whom I have loved for many years?" "How much of my life do I give up to take care of my beloved?" "How do I sit by my beloved's side and watch her ...
Rigorous Reading: 5 Access Points for Comprehending Complex Texts (Corwin Literacy)
"With Rigorous Reading Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey have provided literacy educators who are committed to successfully raising the bar with solutions that make sense. The book is masterfully developed with an extensive reach across many grade levels in terms of defining what it means to provide intentional instruction and teaching text complexity. The five access points are discussed pragmatically with evidence of a solid research base ...
The Meaning of Marriage Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Timothy Keller ...
The Meaning of Marriage Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God by Timothy Keller. Published by Dutton Adult,2011, Binding: Hardcover
Gifts from the Mountain (EasyRead Comfort Edition): Simple Truths For Life's Complexities
As a National Geographic photographer, Ive worked for years to train my eyes and senses so I can capture moments of beauty and significance on film. What I do with a camera, Eileen has done with her words. This is a book of rare wisdom and relevance. Having spent much of my life in wilderness, I know the quiet, deep teachings of nature. I also know it can take time and effort to find them. How marvelous that Eileen takes us on a trek with her, ...
FIRE: How Fast, Inexpensive, Restrained, and Elegant Methods Ignite Innovation
Noted military technology expert Dan Ward's manifesto for creating great products and projects using the methods of rapid innovation. Why do some programs deliver their product under cost, while others bust their budget? Why do some deliver ahead of schedule, while others experience endless delays? Which products work better—the quick and thrifty or the slow and expensive? Which situation leads to superior equipment? With nearly two decades ...
Making Things Work: Solving Complex Problems in a Complex World
SUPERANNO The science of complexity has revolutionized our understanding of everything from the brain to the economy to the weather. This reference shows how it can change the way we approach our most persistent social problems by introducing key concept Title: Making Things Work Author: Bar-Yam, Yaneer Publisher: Necsi Knowledge Pr Publication Date: 2005/05/30 Number of Pages: 306 Binding Type: PAPERBACK Library of Congress:
A Tomb on the Periphery
Gival Press, 2011
Honorable Mention: 2009 London Book Festival for Fiction. This novel a mix of crime, ghost story and portrait of the protagonist continues Domini’s tales in contemporary Southern Italy, in the manner of his last novel Earthquake I.D. "If a change scenery and pace is what you're looking for in a summer read, look no further. John Domini provides an earthy, fast-paced novel set amid the underground antiquities market and immigrant communities ...
The Wisdom of the Chakras: Tools for Navigating the Complexity of Life
Lantern Books, 2010
The Wisdom of the Chakras is the result of Ellen Tadd’s years of spiritual exploration and counseling work. She shows how the chakra system functions in everyday life, how our thoughts, words, and actions affect this system, and how the chakras in turn shape us. She also provides practical exercises that can be integrated easily into daily life to heal each chakra and attain the alignment needed for a healthy and spiritual life. The author ...
Vijay V. Vazirani
Covering the basic techniques used in the latest research work, the author consolidates progress made so far, including some very recent and promising results, and conveys the beauty and excitement of work in the field. He gives clear, lucid explanations of key results and ideas, with intuitive proofs, and provides critical examples and numerous illustrations to help elucidate the algorithms. Many of the results presented have been simplified ...
Object-Process Methodology (OPM) is an intuitive approach to systems engineering. This book presents the theory and practice of OPM with examples from various industry segments and engineering disciplines, as well as daily life. OPM is a generic, domain independent approach that is applicable almost anywhere in systems engineering.
Dana Parker and her best friend, Jackie, are both stylists at an upscale Dallas beauty salon, “Gerard’s, in the heart of the city. Follow their journey of laughter and gripping heartache on their mission of finding "Mr. Right" at all the enticing "hot spots" in Dallas. The salon drama is hyped as they prepare for the biggest event of the year, The Annual Crystal Ball, as their lives entwine with those of their glitzy clientele and ...
Essays on Life Itself
Columbia University Press
Compiling twenty articles on the nature of life and on the objective of the natural sciences, this remarkable book complements Robert Rosen's groundbreaking Life Itself -- a work that influenced a wide range of philosophers, biologists, linguists, and social scientists. In Essays on Life Itself , Rosen takes to task the central objective of the natural sciences, calling into question the attempt to create objectivity in a subjective world ...
Dialogue Mapping: Building Shared Understanding of Wicked Problems
Dialogue Mapping presents a powerful new approach to meetings and collaboration, in which collective intelligence is achieved through framing powerful questions and conducting a comprehensive and creative exploration of their possible answers. In the first part of Dialogue Mapping, Jeff Conklin introduces the key concepts: • Wicked problems: you must come up with solutions in order to understand what the problem really is . . . what the real ...
Middle East Rules of Thumb: Understanding the complexities of the Middle East
Middle East Rules of Thumb is of interest to anyone that seeks a better understanding of the complexities of the Middle East-its history, politics, diplomacy, and culture. Through the 50 rules and their appendices, Professor Steven Carol offers a realistic historical perspective on this important region. As has been constantly pointed out by such media monitors as Honest Reporting, Palestine Media Watch, and CAMERA, Middle East issues can often ...
Independent Component Analysis: A Tutorial Introduction (Bradford Books)
James V. Stone
A Bradford Book
Independent component analysis (ICA) is becoming an increasingly important tool for analyzing large data sets. In essence, ICA separates an observed set of signal mixtures into a set of statistically independent component signals, or source signals. In so doing, this powerful method can extract the relatively small amount of useful information typically found in large data sets. The applications for ICA range from speech processing, brain ...
Waging War on Complexity Costs: Reshape Your Cost Structure, Free Up Cash Flows and Boost Productivity by ...
Shed Revenue-Draining Complexity Costs by Thirty Percent! “This is an ambitious book packed with insight and fresh thinking. Separating good from bad complexity costs is a critical task facing companies today, and the authors provide a compelling roadmap for solving the problem.” Michael B. McCallister, President and CEO, Humana Inc. “ Waging War on Complexity Costs examines an incredibly important and often overlooked aspect of ...
A Guide to Meaningful and Significant Parenting
Dr. David Abudram
E Yarok Ba Yam
Leading Organization Design: How to Make Organization Design Decisions to Drive the Results You Want
Praise for Leading Organization Design "Designing organizations for performance can be a daunting task. Kesler and Kates have done an admirable job distilling the inherent complexity of the design process into manageable parts that can yield tangible results. Leading Organization Design provides an essential hands-on roadmap for any business leader who wants to master this topic." —Robert Simons, Charles M. Williams Professor of Business ...
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