La Biblioteca Spiegata Agli Studenti Universitari

Autore: Mauro Guerrini
Editore:
ISBN: 9788870757231
Grandezza: 79,79 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 7979
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The Last Lecture

Autore: Randy Pausch
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0733626823
Grandezza: 11,59 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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'A phenomenon' SUNDAY TIMES A lot of professors give talks titled 'The Last Lecture'. Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave, 'Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams', wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because time is all you have and you may find one day that you have less than you think). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humour, inspiration, and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come.

Guidelines For Subject Access In National Bibliographies

Autore: IFLA Working Group on Guidelines for Subject Access by National Bibliographic Agencies
Editore: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110281104
Grandezza: 30,36 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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In a networked and globalized world of information the form of national bibliographies may have changed, however their major function remains unchanged: to inform about a country’s publication landscape, its cultural and intellectual heritage. Subject access offers a major route into this landscape providing information about the dispersion of publications in specific fields of knowledge and topics contained in a particular national publishing output. The Guidelines for Subject Access in National Bibliographies give graded recommendations concerning subject indexing policies for national bibliographic agencies and illustrating various policies by providing best practice examples.

Chemistry Chemical Reactivity

Autore: John Kotz
Editore: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1133949649
Grandezza: 27,30 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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Succeed in chemistry with the clear explanations, problem-solving strategies, and dynamic study tools of CHEMISTRY & CHEMICAL REACTIVITY, 9e. Combining thorough instruction with the powerful multimedia tools you need to develop a deeper understanding of general chemistry concepts, the text emphasizes the visual nature of chemistry, illustrating the close interrelationship of the macroscopic, symbolic, and particulate levels of chemistry. The art program illustrates each of these levels in engaging detail--and is fully integrated with key media components. In addition access to OWLv2 may be purchased separately or at a special price if packaged with this text. OWLv2 is an online homework and tutorial system that helps you maximize your study time and improve your success in the course. OWLv2 includes an interactive eBook, as well as hundreds of guided simulations, animations, and video clips. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Le Biblioteche Dell Universit

Autore: Andrea Capaccioni
Editore: Apogeo Editore
ISBN: 8850315643
Grandezza: 80,54 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
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Le biblioteche dell’università hanno riscoperto negli ultimi decenni l’esigenza di porre al centro della loro azione il legame con gli atenei e nello stesso tempo si sentono impegnate in un profondo ripensamento del loro ruolo. I legami con il mondo accademico non sono sempre stati facili, come evidenzia questo saggio presentando l’evoluzione storica delle biblioteche dell’università, ricostruita a partire dalle origini sino ai più recenti scenari. Una particolare attenzione è dedicata ai profondi cambiamenti che stanno interessando il mondo scientifico e quello della didattica: l’utilizzo sempre più diffuso di Internet, diventato parte integrante della vita accademica, ha infatti introdotto importanti novità nell'ambito della comunicazione scientifica. Tra le più significative vi è il fenomeno dell’“accesso aperto” (Open Access o OA) ovvero la diffusione di articoli e di libri scientifici online in formato digitale e gratuiti. Le conclusioni propongono alcune riflessioni su modelli e tendenze emergenti per la biblioteca universitaria, sulla missione che è chiamata a svolgere in relazione alla sua storia e alla luce delle trasformazioni più recenti che hanno coinvolto la comunità scientifica.

A Short History Of Nearly Everything

Autore: Bill Bryson
Editore: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312792566
Grandezza: 42,91 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 8294
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In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail—well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory everything from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization, Bryson seeks to understand how we got from there being nothing at all to there being us. To that end, he has attached himself to a host of the world’s most advanced (and often obsessed) archaeologists, anthropologists, and mathematicians, travelling to their offices, laboratories, and field camps. He has read (or tried to read) their books, pestered them with questions, apprenticed himself to their powerful minds.

Sophie S World

Autore: Jostein Gaarder
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0297864076
Grandezza: 51,18 MB
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The international bestseller about life, the universe and everything. When 14-year-old Sophie encounters a mysterious mentor who introduces her to philosophy, mysteries deepen in her own life. Why does she keep getting postcards addressed to another girl? Who is the other girl? And who, for that matter, is Sophie herself? To solve the riddle, she uses her new knowledge of philosophy, but the truth is far stranger than she could have imagined. A phenomenal worldwide bestseller, SOPHIE'S WORLD sets out to draw teenagers into the world of Socrates, Descartes, Spinoza, Hegel and all the great philosophers. A brilliantly original and fascinating story with many twists and turns, it raises profound questions about the meaning of life and the origin of the universe.

The Academic Library

Autore: Peter Brophy
Editore: Facet Pub
ISBN: 9781856045278
Grandezza: 44,73 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 394
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This authoritative and wide-ranging textbook provides a comprehensive overview of the changing functions of higher education libraries and the organizational cultures in which they operate. It offers an assessment of the impact of such changes on service delivery from both provider and user perspectives, and considers the future role of the academic library. The new edition has been completely updated, with a new chapter on performance measurement and more extensive coverage of: accessibility; information literacy; portals; digital libraries; copyright; institutional repositories; virtual and managed learning environments; and management of change.Written in a readable and accessible style, the book focuses on:• the library in the institution;• users of the academic library;• the impacts and opportunities of ICTs;• human resources;• management and organization of resources;• collection and access management;• the academic library building;• library systems and networks;• specialist services;• management and professional issues;• performance measurement.Readership: This textbook is an indispensable introduction to the range of issues facing academic libraries. Invaluable for new information professionals and for students on information and library studies courses, it also makes stimulating reading for education administrators and academic library managers in both higher and further education. While the book considers emerging scenarios in the United Kingdom in depth, it also draws examples from institutions elsewhere in the world, and is of broad international interest.

The Realm Of Rights

Autore: Judith Jarvis Thomson
Editore: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674749498
Grandezza: 74,52 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7650
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The concept of a right is fundamental to moral, political, and legal thinking, but much of the use of that concept is selective and fragmentary: it is common merely to appeal to this or that intuitively plausible attribution of rights as needed for purposes of argument. In The Realm of Rights Judith Thomson provides a full-scale, systematic theory of human and social rights, bringing out what in general makes an attribution of a right true. Thomson says that the question what it is to have a right precedes the question which rights we have, and she therefore begins by asking why our having rights is a morally significant fact about us. She argues that a person's having a right is reducible to a complex moral constraint: central to that constraint is that, other things being equal, the right ought to be accorded. Thomson asks what those other things are that may or may not be equal, and describes the tradeoffs that relieve us of the requirement to accord a right. Our rights fall into two classes, those we have by virtue of being human beings and those we have by virtue of private interactions and law. Thomson argues that the first class includes rights that others not kill or harm us, but does not include rights that others meet our needs. The second class includes rights that issue from promises and consent, and Thomson shows how they are generated; she also argues that property rights issue only from a legitimate legal system, so that the second class includes them as well. The Realm of Rights will take its place as a major effort to provide a stable foundation for our deeply held belief that we are not mere cogs in a communal machine, but are instead individuals whose private interests are entitled to respect.

Letters To A Young Mathematician

Autore: Ian Stewart
Editore: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465008414
Grandezza: 45,28 MB
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Vista: 6277
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Mathematician Ian Stewart tells readers what he wishes he had known when he was a student. He takes up subjects ranging from the philosophical to the practical-what mathematics is and why it’s worth doing, the relationship between logic and proof, the role of beauty in mathematical thinking, the future of mathematics, how to deal with the peculiarities of the mathematical community, and many others.