Monday, September 27, 2010

The Britannica Guide to the 100 Most Influential Scientists: The Most Important Scientists from Ancient Greece to the Present Day

Introduction by John Gribbin
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Who are the most important men and women whose notions and theories have changed the world? When Isaac Newton claimed that he only saw further because he stood on the shoulders of giants, he alluded to the long list of geniuses that came before him. The history of science is the story of great discoveries, flashes of intuition that have changed the way people see the world, hard work and arduous calculation in the laboratory. The Britannica Guide to 100 Most Influential Scientists is a celebration of the lives and work of the men and women who have changed the way we look at the world, the universe, and ourselves. Includes contributions from top name scientists and writers such James Gleick on Richard Feynman; Michio Kaky on Einstein and Sir Harold Kroton on the Fulleriene (for which he won an Nobel Prize). The Britannica Guide to 100 Most Influential Scientists is introduced by John Gribbin. He is the author of nearly 100 popular science books …
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潮平岸闊 : 高錕自述

高錕 著
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Monday, September 20, 2010

Cultural Intelligence : Individual Interactions Across Cultures

By P. Christopher Earley, Soon Ang
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In a global market where international teams, initiatives, and joint ventures are increasingly common, it is extremely important for people to integrate themselves quickly in new cultures. Effective strategies for selecting and training people on global perspectives are critical for managing businesses.
Current theories in management and psychology do not provide adequate frameworks to explain the successes or failures of people working and managing in foreign cultures. In this book, the authors develop the idea of cultural intelligence and examine its three essential facets: cognition, the ability to develop patterns from cultural cues; motivation, the desire and ability to engage others; and behavior, the capability to act in accordance with cognition and motivation.
In their presentation of this new conceptual framework, the authors provide a critical review of the existing literature. They explore the fundamental nature of cultural intelligence and its relationship to other frameworks of intelligence.
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李芒,蘭明 編譯
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…… 我們的主要目的是向讀者提供適於欣賞的佳作,兼顧詩人的發展軌跡,並僅憑我們的個人感覺和識見,粗略說明詩人們不同的語言質地及其形態和得失。……
對於日本近現代抒情詩自身歷史的細分,當然可以採用類似啟蒙時代、成形與成熟時代、變革時代、戰後詩的時代這樣的分法,而在我們看來,與其作這樣人工的枯燥的空間分割,不如首先體悟把握彌漫在這幾片不同的天空中的同一 世紀的的整 體氛圍和情感、情緒趨向——二十世紀文明史上一個既是遲到者又是領先者的東方島國民族的衝動與彷徨、放縱與控制、昂揚與頹唐 …… 在作過這種宏觀領略後,則可傾力去把握那些燦爛的金果——動人心旌的詩作或詩歌現象。 首先,我們需要認識島崎藤村。藤村的作為不僅在於他的詩以自由大膽的形象與主題,表現了強烈的反封建傳統觀念的意識 ……
其次,北原白秋、三本露風、木下杢太郎、萩原朔太郎與堀口大學、西條八十等這兩組人物,可謂是詩歌王國的驕子 ……
最後,在戰後一般詩壇,我們以為鮎川信夫、谷川俊太郎、大岡信、田村隆一等人是值得多加流盼的。他們不僅在當時的詩界的佼佼者,如今大多還作為詩界的頭面人物活躍於詩壇(主要是批評領域)。把他們的作品與前人相比照,可以看出,雖然他們的創作衝動和構思激發點,也主要源於對自身感覺的發現和對人類生命共振現象的體悟,對語言的狂熱情感和冒險欲望 ……

Monday, September 13, 2010

Creativity : When East Meets West

Edited by Sing Lau, Anna N.N. Hui, and Grace Y.C. Ng
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What actually is creativity? And what contributes to its conceptualization and development? For decades, these and other questions have fascinated researchers, educators, parents and laymen alike, and equally so in the East and West. The present collection of chapters is a continuous attempt in answering and exploring the above questions from both Eastern and Western perspectives. Readers may find some answers satisfactory, whereas others bewildering. This is in fact the reality of creativity research and education.
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程千帆, 孫望 選評
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Monday, September 6, 2010

A Gentle Guide to Research Methods

By Gordon Rugg and Marian Petre
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A Gentle Guide to Research Methods explains what research is, and guides you through choosing and using the method best suited to your needs, with detailed examples from a wide range of disciplines. It also gives you practical "nuts and bolts" advice about how to avoid classic problems and how to get the most out of your project.
Written in a down-to-earth and highly accessible style, this unique book provides an overview of the "big picture" of research and of how this links to practical details. It covers the whole process of conducting research, including:
• Choosing a research topic and research design
• Data collection methods
• Data analysis and statistics
• Writing up
The authors also provide invaluable advice about planning your research so that it can help you with your career plans and life aspirations.
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六頂思考帽 (Six Thinking Hats)

波諾 (Edward de Bono)
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