Monday, December 26, 2016

One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work

Stephen Key
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With must-have updates, a new edition of the bestselling method that shows how anyone can turn their one simple idea into millions – without lifting a finger!

Stephen Key is an award-winning inventor who has licensed more than 20 product ideas. In 2011, he shared the secrets to his success in the bestselling book One Simple Idea. Since that time, many changes have occurred in the entrepreneurial world.

One Simple Idea, Revised and Expanded Edition has been revised and updated to reflect current trends and practices in the industry. In addition to teaching readers how to turn their ideas into marketable products that companies will want to license, Key expands upon his cutting-edge product development, sales, and negotiation strategies, making note of the new opportunities and technologies available to creative people today. The book also features real-life success stories from people who have used the author’s strategies.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

龍頭鳳尾 = Once Upon a Time in Hong Kong

馬家輝
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當一個黑幫堂口大哥愛上港英情報員
1930年代末,一場一觸即發的中日英戰局
牽連黑幫洪門港英政府國共兩黨的時代大戲
傳頌百年的一段香港江湖傳奇

人活時代浪濤裡,洶湧江潮不曾為誰息
明知癡心有代價 也要把心交出去


兩個男人 黑白兩道
東方與西方 龍頭成鳳尾 情義交織的一段往事
今年最元氣淋漓的華文小說
曲折媲美《上海灘》生猛直追《無間道》

上個世紀30年代末,港島告士打道飯店外拉車的車仔、駱克道上等待負心漢的女仔、中環包娼包賭的堂口爛仔……這些人來自戰亂的中國各地,離鄉背井逃至香江,只能看著眼前路。這裡是他們逃出宿命的所在,也是他們認命的地方。

1936年,二戰的烽火增添亂世精采,夾在港英政府、中國內亂與日本侵華的紛亂時代夾縫中,港島人心惶然,幫英國的是鬼佬走狗、屈服於日本威脅的是漢奸,幫中國兩黨的也不見得有好下場。香港人就在不能自主的感情中沉默地迎接未來。

五十一歲開筆寫小說的馬家輝,成長於七零年代,從小在灣仔生活,自嘲是在瘋子、妓女、黑社會俱全的地區長大。年輕時上課前,馬家輝坐在大牌檔吃早飯,身後就是打打殺殺的黑社會人士,這樣的成長還境,不但讓他熟悉江湖情懷,更常常想著自己應該替灣仔人說出那一代的故事。

《龍頭鳳尾》作者以第一人稱方式描述父祖輩的江湖傳說,故事從廣州茂名的哨牙炳在1936年時來到香港說起,生猛描寫出戰亂頻仍的時代到香港覓活路的人們,承襲了香港活力十足的敘事傳統。生猛又深情,一部絕無僅有華人不容錯過的香港長篇小說!

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Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas, Ideology and Popular Culture

Edited by Sheila Whiteley
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How do we understand Christmas? What does it mean? This book is a lively introduction to the study of popular culture through one central case study. It explores the cultural, social and historical contexts of Christmas in the UK, USA and Australia, covering such topics as fiction, film, television, art, newspapers and magazines, war, popular music and carols. Chapters explore the ways in which the production of meaning is mediated by the social and cultural activities surrounding Christmas (watching Christmas films, television, listening or engaging with popular music and carols), its relationship to a set of basic values (the idealised construct of the family), social relationships (community), and the ways in which ideological discourses are used and mobilised, not least in times of conflict, terrorism and war.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)



Origami for Christmas / Chiyo Araki
A book that combines the ancient art of paper folding with the western tradition of handmade Christmas decorations.


冬 (人間名家經典散文書系)

陳子善, 蔡翔 主編
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本書囊括了老舍之《濟南的冬天》、郁達夫之《江南的冬景》、夏丐尊之《白馬湖之冬》、朱自清之《冬天》、梁實秋之《北平的冬天》、冰心之《雨雪時候的星辰》、余光中之《南半球的冬天》、張恨水之《冰雪北海》、蕭紅之《又是冬天》、豐子愷之《初冬浴日漫感》、季羨林之《年》等諸多現當代散文大家四十多篇經典名作。

Monday, December 12, 2016

Asian Comics

John A. Lent
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Grand in its scope, Asian Comics dispels the myth that, outside of Japan, the continent is nearly devoid of comic strips and comic books. Relying on his fifty years of Asian mass communication and comic art research, during which he traveled to Asia at least seventy-eight times and visited many studios and workplaces, John A. Lent shows that nearly every country had a golden age of cartooning and has experienced a recent rejuvenation of the art form.

As only Japanese comics output has received close and by now voluminous scrutiny, Asian Comics tells the story of the major comics creators outside of Japan. Lent covers the nations and regions of Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


The exhibition INDULGING IN IMAGINATION - EXHIBITION OF OLD MASTER Q’ S COMICS WORKS 《想入非非──老夫子漫畫作品展》, now being held at the Hong Kong Arts Centre from 10 December 2016 till 4 January 2017, featuring different sides of Old Master Q through diverse themes and sections.

止戈為武 : 中華武術在香江

麥勁生 著
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「武」乃合「止」、「戈」二字而成,可見真正的「武」不只是暴力與流血,而且要止息干戈,停止戰爭,為人類社會帶來和平。

中華武術,源遠流長,礙於缺乏文字記載,不少武林事蹟,皆屬口耳相傳,往往真假難辨。可以肯定的是,從明清時代起,不少門派向南傳播,先是駐足廣東一帶,及後再移師香港。戰後香港武館林立,彈丸之地一度成為武林重鎮。

武林宗師也是凡人,同樣需要營生和面對不同的現實問題。戰後香港開設武館,是否需要接受各門各派的挑戰?武館是否如一般市民所認知的,是罪惡的溫床?擂臺是否武林中人的英雄地?以上種種,作者將嘗試拆解。

本書特別強調武術與香港社會發展的互動關係:一方面是轉變中的社會對武術帶來的衝擊;另一方面是武術也影響着香港的社會生活,武術漸漸融入一般市民生活之中,發展成今天老幼咸宜、有益身心的體育運動。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

正於香港城市大學展出的「客家功夫三百年:數碼時代中的文化傳承」,透過尖端數碼技術,向公眾推廣傳統客家功夫,傳承功夫文化。展期為2016年10月28日至2017年1月4日。該展覽曾於九月在香港文化博物館舉行,現已移師城大展出兩個月,再到海外博物館作巡迴展覽。

Monday, December 5, 2016

The Paper Architect: Fold-It-Yourself Buildings and Structures With 20 Ready-To-Use Templates

by Marivi Garrido
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The Taj Mahal may have taken 22 years to build, but you can do it in less than a day! Using crisp folds and a craft knife, you can easily recreate the world’s greatest architectural structures from ordinary sheets of paper. Whether you’re building the White House after dinner or crafting an origami version of the Eiffel Tower in an afternoon–and then folding it up to send to a friend in Paris–The Paper Architect guides you through every step of the process.

Each project also includes a wealth of information, from the history of the buildings and technical drawings to the raw materials used during construction. With quick facts that supplement the text, step-by-step illustrations, and clear instructions, all of these display-worthy projects can be mastered with no previous paper craft or architectural experience!

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

一瓦之緣

小思
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一瓦之緣 / 小思 本書是小思書寫日本的散文集。上溯一九七○年代,下至二○一四年,筆跡縱貫四十年。

一九七三年,小思負笈京都大學人文科學研究所,度過一段「脫胎換骨的歲月」。從那以後,她與日本結下了緣分——司馬遼太郎記念館中那醇厚的生氣,彷彿作家從未離開;安藤忠雄的設計,用陰翳與光亮激發出建築的生命;看到《編舟計畫》中林立的一盒盒筆記卡片,她怦然心動,想起靜寂、如夢境般的求學時光;一盤《梵鐘之響》CD,收錄日本十四座名寺的鐘聲,一心如洗;嵐山吉兆的懷石料理,簡樸中回歸真義……日本文化之美浸透在現實中,也小心翼翼地封存在回憶中。可是,靖國神社前參拜的人群、熱鬧再版的戰時地圖、掩映在細節中的大東亞意識……又在感情中投下陰影,記恨有之,戒惕有之,難以釋懷。在小思筆下,日本展現出讓人敬與恨交織的性格,在閱讀中,讀者也會不覺一起在靜水流深中回溯,找到自己對於「一瓦之緣」的理解。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, November 28, 2016

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, Mark A. McDaniel
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To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Drawing on recent discoveries in cognitive psychology and other disciplines, the authors offer concrete techniques for becoming more productive learners.

Memory plays a central role in our ability to carry out complex cognitive tasks, such as applying knowledge to problems never before encountered and drawing inferences from facts already known. New insights into how memory is encoded, consolidated, and later retrieved have led to a better understanding of how we learn. Grappling with the impediments that make learning challenging leads both to more complex mastery and better retention of what was learned.

Many common study habits and practice routines turn out to be counterproductive. Underlining and highlighting, rereading, cramming,and single-minded repetition of new skills create the illusion of mastery, but gains fade quickly. More complex and durable learning come from self-testing, introducing certain difficulties in practice, waiting to re-study new material until a little forgetting has set in, and interleaving the practice of one skill or topic with another. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

高等教育的心件

郭位 著
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高等教育的心件 / 郭位著心件 : 大学校长说教育 / 郭位著 身為香港城市大學校長及美國國家工程院資深院士,郭位教授從他多年的教、研、高教辦學經歷中,總結出中、港、台兩岸三地高等學府之所以未能跟世界其他高等學府一樣邁向國際化的原因。

究其原因,當中最重要是政府、高等學府領導層、教職員及學生在心態上均未有作出適當的調整,以致辦學“心”件(soulware)不彰。

郭校長在本書真誠地循著高教國際化、教研合一、質量評鑒,以及創意創新等四個方面,提出解決問題的真知灼見,尋探提升兩岸三地高等學府教學水平的可能性。

本書特色:
高等教育怎麼辦? : 兩岸大學心件的探討 / 郭位著
‧ 近年兩岸三地高等教育面對不能提升水平的問題,此時出版本書,對教育工作者及營辦高等教育的政策官員有啟示作用。

‧ 作者是資深教育工作者,透過其多年任教及出任大學校長的經驗,道出兩岸三地高等教育國際化的需要,以讓三地大學教育更具競爭力,觀點具有說服力。

‧ 作者對於兩岸三地的高等教育作出多方面的比較,三者當中有需要迴避的問題,也有值得
借鏡的地方,更有需要向外國學習之處。評論分析較為全面及持平。

(摘錄自cp1897.com.hk)

《高等教育的心件》--香港版
《心件:大學校長說教育》--大陸版
《高等教育怎麼辦? : 兩岸大學心件的探討》--台灣版

Monday, November 21, 2016

Overworked and Overwhelmed: The Mindfulness Alternative

Scott Eblin
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Leverage mindful awareness and intention to achieve better outcomes

Overworked and Overwhelmed is a handbook for more mindful work and living that offers:
• "Must know" mindfulness basics that today's professional needs to thrive in a 24/7 world.
• Inspiring examples of mindfulness in action from dozens of leaders ranging from a U.S. Coast Guard Commandant to the CEO of Hilton Worldwide.
• A self assessment for readers to understand how they perform at their best.
Simple routines to reduce stress and sustain peak performance.
• A personal planning framework for creating the outcomes that matter most at home, at work and in the community.

Even small increases in mindfulness can lead to big changes in productivity and quality of life for the overworked and overwhelmed professional.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

如何消除緊張 (Learn to Relax)

華克 (Eugene Walker)
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本書針對各種引起焦慮的原因,利用心理學的技巧,教你如何做鬆弛運動,泰然自若的面對生活壓力。

Monday, November 14, 2016

The Trump Phenomenon and the Future of US Foreign Policy

Daniel Quinn Mills and Steven Rosefielde
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Donald Trump has called for a turnaround in the foreign policy of the United States (US). A key reason is that US foreign engagements have in recent decades proved of little benefit to the US middle and working classes.

Trump's opponents have challenged him to prove that he can offer a better alternative to the foreign policy which has been pursued by the US since the Second World War.

This volume shows that a sane US foreign policy that adjusts US postwar trajectory can be accomplished if leaders have the courage and integrity to do so. The principles and many details of an alternative policy based on democratic nationalism are described in this book. Democratic nationalism presumes that the US is a large family in which the needs of members of the family have a certain legitimate priority over those of people abroad.

While Donald Trump has raised the level of discussion of these ideas in US public life, he does not have a monopoly on them. The shifts in the US foreign policy which are envisioned in this book can be made by any president and any political party. The shifts and the considerations which motivate them are deserving of careful attention by any US chief executive. This is not a Republican agenda, nor a Democratic one. We believe that it is a US agenda.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

三角梅栽培與鑑賞

周群 編
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香港城市大學校長郭位教授11月7日在一典禮上揭曉簕杜鵑獲選為「城花」。請按此了解詳情。

簕杜鵑是葉子花屬(學名: Bougainvillea glabra)植物的統稱,又名九重葛、三角梅、三角花、葉子花、葉子梅、毛寶巾、紙花、南美紫茉莉、賀春花等 。本書是編者近10年來致力於三角梅(簕杜鵑) 的引種、栽培和園林應用推廣的研究成果的總結。全書闡述了三角梅
(簕杜鵑)的來源、品種分類、形態特徵、生態習性、繁殖方法、花期調控、新品種培育、病蟲害防治、園林應用及欣賞等,對觀賞性強的50餘個品種做了特徵描述,配以各類彩照200餘幅。

(摘錄自三民網路書店)

Monday, November 7, 2016

Do Not Say We Have Nothing: A Novel

Madeleine Thien
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Finalist for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction and the Man Booker Prize, and longlisted for the 2017 Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, this is an extraordinary novel set in China before, during and after the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989--the breakout book from a bestselling, Amazon.ca First Novel Award winner.

Madeleine Thien's new novel is breathtaking in scope and ambition even as it is hauntingly intimate. With the ease and skill of a master storyteller, Thien takes us inside an extended family in China, showing us the lives of two successive generations--those who lived through Mao's Cultural Revolution in the mid-twentieth century; and the children of the survivors, who became the students protesting in Tiananmen Square in 1989, in one of the most important political moments of the past century. With exquisite writing sharpened by a surprising vein of wit and sly humour, Thien has crafted unforgettable characters who are by turns flinty and headstrong, dreamy and tender, foolish and wise ...

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

郵歷香江

何明新,吳貴龍 編著
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從方寸間看這座城逾百年的變遷
在郵品間窺看及感受那些年的人和事

1841年香港開埠,香港郵政服務亦於同年開展,見證香港一百七十多年的社會變遷。

本書以珍貴郵品為引,帶領讀者走進香港開埠至今值得細味的歷史場景,從四百多張紀念郵票、舊信件、郵戳、老相片、地圖等,感受相關的歷史事件、地貌與民間生活,更介紹香港郵政發展小史、郵局和郵筒的更替。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)


Monday, October 31, 2016

Hong Kong Architecture 1945-2015: From Colonial to Global

Charlie Q.L. Xue
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This book focuses on the transformation from colonial to global – the formation, mechanism, events, works and people related to urban architecture. The book reveals hardships the city encountered in the 1950s and the glamour enjoyed in the 1980s. It depicts the public and private developments, and especially the public housing which has sheltered millions of residents. The author identifies the architects practising in the formative years and the representatives of a rising generation after the 1980s. Suffering from land shortage and a dense environment, the urban development of Hong Kong has in the past 70 years met the changing demands of fluctuating economic activities and a rising population. Architecture on the island has been shaped by social demands, the economy and technology. The buildings have been forged by the government, clients, planners, architects, many contractors and end-users. The built environment nurtures our life and is visual evidence of the way the city has developed. Hong Kong is a key to East Asia in the Pacific Era. The book is a must-read for a thorough understanding the contemporary history and architecture of this oriental pearl.

(Excerpt from amazon.com)

誰把爛泥扶上壁: 你所不知的香港建築故事

馮永基 著
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《誰把爛泥扶上壁: 你所不知的香港建築故事》榮獲「香港金閱獎2016」圖文書組最佳書籍。

本書是香港著名建築師馮永基以自傳形式,對其豐富建築知識、官場經驗及人生閱歷作出的回顧。

由讀書時期做「汽水仔」,講到進入官場後首個處理的「雞毛淤塞渠道」任務,再如何成功地藉着香港濕地公園項目而獲獎無數,作者都一一細說當中的苦與樂。更以輕鬆的筆法,大談他在官場打滾20多年,接觸近百個香港公共建築項目的背後,鮮為人知的設計巧思、創作故事和無名英雄:

──政府總部為何要搬家?
──哪裡是機場禁區中的禁區?
──香港的最佳公共建築,竟然是「搵(找)鬼住」的火葬場及靈灰安置所?

一位建築師、一個藝術家,也為人師表,更曾是承載着沉重社會責任的公僕,也願意隨性地真情剖白,難能可貴。全因作者愛惜這個家園,希望讀者重新認識不一樣的香港。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)


Monday, October 24, 2016

They Say, I Say: The Moves That Matter in Academic Writing

Gerald Graff, Cathy Birkenstein
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They Say / I Say demystifies academic writing by identifying its key rhetorical moves, the most important of which is to summarize what others have said ("they say") to set up one's own argument ("I say"). The book also provides templates to help students make these key moves in their own writing. This version includes readings that demonstrate those moves―and provide stimulating conversations for them to enter. The Second Edition includes an anthology of 44 readings that will provoke students to think―and write―about five important issues, including two new ones: Is Higher Education Worth the Price? and Why Does It Matter Who Wins the Big Game?

(Excerpt from amazon.com)


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蔡柏盈 著
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本書分成三篇:「寫作籌劃篇」、「學術論文寫作結構篇」、「寫作文法篇」,共六章。各章均有正文、練習與討論及寫作練習三個部分,循序使用,可以幫助:一、了解學術文體寫作特性。二、理解並運用學術論文各章節的寫作結構與步驟。三、從字句、段落到篇章架構,加強寫作的連貫與可讀性。

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Chronicles: Volume One

Bob Dylan (winner of the 2016 Nobel prize in literature)
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The celebrated first memoir from arguably the most influential singer-songwriter in the United States, Bob Dylan.

"I'd come from a long ways off and had started a long ways down. But now destiny was about to manifest itself. I felt like it was looking right at me and nobody else."

So writes Bob Dylan in Chronicles: Volume One, his remarkable book exploring critical junctures in his life and career. Through Dylan's eyes and open mind, we see Greenwich Village, circa 1961, when he first arrives in Manhattan. Dylan's New York is a magical city of possibilities -- smoky, nightlong parties; literary awakenings; transient loves and unbreakable friendships. Elegiac observations are punctuated by jabs of memories, penetrating and tough. With the book's side trips to New Orleans, Woodstock, Minnesota and points west, Chronicles: Volume One is an intimate and intensely personal recollection of extraordinary times.

 By turns revealing, poetical, passionate and witty, Chronicles: Volume One is a mesmerizing window on Bob Dylan's thoughts and influences. Dylan's voice is distinctively American: generous of spirit, engaged, fanciful and rhythmic. Utilizing his unparalleled gifts of storytelling and the exquisite expressiveness that are the hallmarks of his music, Bob Dylan turns Chronicles: Volume One into a poignant reflection on life, and the people and places that helped shape the man and the art.

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諾貝爾獎得主的大學時代

李臻 主編
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如果把諾貝爾獎得主的人生比作一條奔馳的跑道,那麼這本書就是一本“尋找起點”的書。書中的人物,在每一章的故事裡所做的,就是找到自己人生的起點。毫無疑問,他們往後的成就證明,他們在大學時代找到的起點是異常正確的。可是,他們尋找的過程呢?是否一帆風順,還是充滿了傳奇,這些都會在這書中找到完整的答案。

(摘錄自書中前言)


書中精選的40位諾貝爾得主包括:
知恥而後勇——格林尼亞
最幸福的時光——薩特
快樂成長——費米
交了一個重要朋友——塞格雷
喜歡給名人寫信——羅蘭
恐懼課堂——愛因斯坦
輸了愛情,贏了世界
——川端康成
打工狂人
——弗里德曼
鋼鐵是這樣煉成的——瑪麗·居里
求學“陰謀”——巴甫洛夫
輟學的諾貝爾獎得主——馬爾克斯
舞台上的鬥士——加繆
不做筆記的學生——哈耶克
覺醒的力量——倫琴
為自己吶喊——奧斯特瓦爾德
100美元闖美國——丁肇中
這不是“師生戀”——鮑林
科學需要實踐
——波施
四處上學——玻恩
永不完美的實驗——玻爾
師生間的智力競賽——崔琦
他想到的,別人沒想到——范特霍夫
大學兄弟會——費曼
耶魯小天才——蓋爾曼
搭上了“人才快車”——海森堡
太陽的溫度也得親自去算——李政道
獲得最高榮譽——盧瑟福
勤奮的天才——艾略特
劍橋是個新世界——羅素
堅持自己的原則——麥克林托克
努力不是件羞恥的事——梅達沃
片刻也不休息——繆勒
一切通過實驗——摩爾根
丑小鴨變成天鵝——納什
他與眾不同——薛定諤
修行靠個人——楊振寧
以後幹點什麼——約里奧·居里
未雨綢繆——湯川秀樹
把握成功的學習方法——福井謙一
身在美國,心在中國——賽珍珠


Monday, October 10, 2016

A Little History of Philosophy

Nigel Warburton
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An easy-reading tour of Western thought in 40 short chapters (from Plato to Turing and Singer).

“This book is a little classic, invaluable for the man or woman in the street who would like to know more about philosophy. . . . [It] suggests that philosophy is ‘not harsh and crabbed, as dull fools suppose’, but a thoroughly enjoyable way to stretch your mind.”—Merryn Williams, Oxford Times (Merryn Williams Oxford Times 2011-10-06)

'A primer in human existence: philosophy has rarely seemed so lucid, so important, so worth doing and so easy to enter into. It's refreshing to see the subject presented in terms of the history of ideas rather than of timeless concepts. A wonderful introduction for anyone who's ever felt curious about almost anything.' - Sarah Bakewell, author of How To Live: A Life of Montaigne in One Question and Twenty Attempts at an Answer (Sarah Bakewell)

‘A lively and eye-catching book, written in an easy style which should have splendid appeal for a young audience.’ - Peter Cave, author of Can a Robot be Human?: 33 Perplexing Philosophy Puzzles (Peter Cave)

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教你讀懂文學的 27 堂課 (How to Read Literature Like a Professor)

湯瑪斯・佛斯特 (Thomas C. Foster)
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★長據紐約時報暢銷排行榜兩個月。

當小說主角啟程旅行代表什麼意思?和人共享一頓飯代表什麼意思?被突如其來的大雨淋成落湯雞又代表什麼意思?小說或是詩歌其中蘊含的意思,其實遠超過表象所看到的......

在這部既實際又有趣的文學閱讀指南中,作者湯瑪斯.佛斯特教授要告訴我們如何解開這些潛藏的秘密,邁向文學探索之路,是多麼容易又有成就感。旅程的目的絕對不是表面上看來這麼單純,吃一頓飯也不只是為了填飽肚子,下雨下雪永遠不是天氣預報的問題。這本書涵括了文學作品典型的幾個重要主題、敘事技巧及形式,在閱讀的路上指引你,使你的閱讀經驗更加豐富有趣,同時代來滿足。

(摘錄自博客來網路書店)

Monday, October 3, 2016

The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance---What Women Should Know

Katty Kay and Claire Shipman
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The Confidence Code: The Science and Art of Self-Assurance---What Women Should KnowFollowing the success of Lean In and Why Women Should Rule the World, the authors of the bestselling Womenomics provide an informative and practical guide to understanding the importance of confidence—and learning how to achieve it—for women of all ages and at all stages of their career.

Combining cutting-edge research in genetics, gender, behavior, and cognition—with examples from their own lives and those of other successful women in politics, media, and business—Kay and Shipman go beyond admonishing women to "lean in". Instead, they offer the inspiration and practical advice women need to close the gap and achieve the careers they want and deserve.

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挺身而進 (Lean In : Women, Work, and the Will to Lead)

雪柔・桑德伯格 (Sheryl Sandberg)
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Lean In : Women, Work, and the Will to Lead ★英美日法中5國Amazon.com暢銷排行榜Top 1
★《紐約時報》暢銷排行榜Top 1
★TED演講吸引330萬人觀看
★全球銷售超過200萬冊、售出37國語言版權
★《時代》雜誌、《財星》雜誌、《富比世》雜誌、《紐約時報》、英國《金融時報》、《衛報》、美國ABC、CNN、英國BBC 等專題報導

  你可能不知道,你限制了自己。
  如果你毫無畏懼,你會怎麼做?

  你是不是也曾質疑自己的能力、壓抑自己的表現,
  在該積極進取時反而退縮?
  你是否也因要兼顧工作與家庭感到分身乏術?

  生涯,從來不是只有上下的單向道階梯!
  這本書將幫助你,
  看到壓抑自己的盲點、突破限縮自己的內心障礙,
  讓你自信表現,挺身而進!

桑德伯格是臉書營運長,自2007年起連續6年獲選為《財星》雜誌50大最有權力的商業女性,並榮登2012年及2013年《時代》雜誌全球百大影響力人物。2010年12月,她在TEDTalks發表激勵人心的演說,談到很多女性在無意間縮限了自己的工作生涯。她鼓勵女性「往桌前坐」、接受挑戰、積極追求各種目標。這場精彩演講掀起了一股風潮,至今累積330萬次的點閱。

桑德伯格從她自己二十年工作經歷,問了一個最關鍵的問題:為什麼到了今天,位居高階領導位置的女性,還是如此稀少?在已開發國家中,包括台灣在內,女性大學畢業生早已超過50%,在競爭最激烈的法學院的比例也超過男性,但女性在全球議會、企業高層、董事席次所佔的比例都不到20%,除了一些社會制度因素、女性生育的生理條件之外,女性是不是自己限制了自己?

在本書中,桑德伯格延續她在TEDTalks掀起的話題,首度完整公開從成長背景、哈佛求學經驗、世界銀行助理、麥肯錫顧問、美國財政部幕僚長、谷歌副總裁到臉書營運長,一路觀察、體驗到的職場問題,並點出關鍵應對心態,同時旁徵博引扎實的研究資料,釐清職場女性在生活與各種選擇中所面臨的層層迷霧和偏誤。桑德伯格詳述個人的選擇與錯誤,大方分享她為自己、事業及家人做抉擇所面對的日常交戰、掙扎。此外,她也針對談判技巧、尋找人生導師,以及如何打造令人滿意的工作生涯等議題提出實用的建議。桑德伯格鼓勵女性設下界線,別再相信「兼顧一切」的迷思。對於女性如何結合事業成就與自我實現,桑德伯格提供了具體的建議,並證明男性如果支持女性同事和伴侶,也能跟著受惠。

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Monday, September 26, 2016

Doing Your Research Project: A Guide for First-Time Researchers in Education, Health and Social Science

Judith Bell

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This book provides beginner researchers with the tools to do the job, to help them avoid some of the pitfalls and time-wasting false trails, and to establish good research habits. It takes researchers from the stage of choosing a topic through to the production of a well-planned, methodologically sound, and well-written final report or thesis on time. It is written in plain English and makes no assumptions about previous knowledge.

This book serves as a guide to good practice for beginner researchers in any discipline embarking on undergraduate or postgraduate study, and for professionals in such fields as social science, education, and health.

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格物致知 : 思考與研究方法概要

李逆熵 著
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  「工欲善其事,必先利其器」。面對複雜紛紜和瞬息萬變的現今世界,要作出充分的理解和明智的抉擇,我們必須掌握正確的思考及研究方法。這些方法並不深奧難懂,卻需要我們一步一步的認真學習。這本《格物致知》正是能夠幫助大家逐步學習探索和開敞心智視野的好書。作者既熱愛科學也醉心哲學,多年來在科學普及方面的經驗,使他能夠以深入淺出和生動活潑的手法,把思考及研究方法的要旨娓娓道來,內容既有系統又有趣味。無論你是普羅大眾、中學生、大學生甚至研究生,都必能從本書中獲得裨益。

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Monday, September 19, 2016

Accidental Genius: Using Writing to Generate Your Best Ideas, Insight, and Content

Mark Levy
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When it comes to creating ideas, we hold ourselves back. That’s because inside each of us is an internal editor whose job is to forever polish our thoughts, so we sound smart and in control, and so that we fit into society. But what happens when we encounter problems where such conventional thinking fails us? How to get unstuck?

For Mark Levy, the answer is freewriting, a technique he’s used for years to solve all types of business problems, and generate ideas for books, articles and blog posts.

Freewriting is deceptively simple: Start writing as fast as you can, for as long as you can, about a subject you care deeply about, while ignoring the standard rules of grammar and spelling. Your internal editor won’t be able to keep up with your output, and will be temporarily shunted into the background. You’ll now be able to think more honestly and resourcefully than before, and will generate breakthrough ideas and solutions that you couldn’t have created any other way.

Levy shares six freewriting secrets designed to knock out your editor and let your genius run free. He also includes fifteen problem-solving and creativity-stimulating principles you can use if you need more firepower—seven of which are new to this edition—and stories of problems he and others have solved through freewriting.

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邏輯思考法圖解 : 思考, 書寫, 談話有邏輯的 35 條致勝準則

西村克己 作; 柳俊帆 譯
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本書網羅了大部份的邏輯思考方式及方法,可說是「思考聖經」。而書中所謂的邏輯思考,就是依事物道理思考。一般人或許以為理工出身的數理高手,就很擅長邏輯思考,但他們不能算是真的懂邏輯。他們或許很擅長狹義範圍的邏輯思考(垂直思考),但遇上廣義範圍、講究整體性的水平思考就不見得了。

在本書中,除了邏輯的思考方式及方法之外,還解說了應用在「思考」、「寫」、「說」上的方法。只要學會了如何邏輯思考,即使是在職場以外,日常生活中的任何場合都必定能派上用場。

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Monday, September 12, 2016

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business

Charles Duhigg
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OVER 60 WEEKS ON THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER LIST
In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning business reporter Charles Duhigg takes us to the thrilling edge of scientific discoveries that explain why habits exist and how they can be changed. Distilling vast amounts of information into engrossing narratives that take us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to sidelines of the NFL to the front lines of the civil rights movement, Duhigg presents a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit contains an exhilarating argument: The key to exercising regularly, losing weight, being more productive, and achieving success is understanding how habits work. As Duhigg shows, by harnessing this new science, we can transform our businesses, our communities, and our lives.

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第五代時間管理 (The Fifth Generation of Time Management)

約爾格. 克諾伯勞 (Jörg Knoblauch), 約翰. 胡格 (Johannes Huger), 馬庫斯. 莫克勒 (Marcus Mockler)
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這是一本關於時間管理的書。

作者總結了前四代的時間管理理論後,發現每一代時間管理都存在這樣那樣的不足,“以自我為中心”成為了這些理論中最致命的缺陷。而在“第五代時間管理”中,作者提出了“分享-生活-平衡”這種全方位平衡的人生計劃,從此,他人被納入到自我的時間管理中。考慮他人,從而收獲更多的機遇、財富、資源以及因關心他人而帶來的幸福感和快樂,這種多贏的思維方式可以幫助我們收獲更豐盛的人生。

為了能幫助讀者更好地實現“分享-生活-平衡”的人生計劃,作者將整個計劃分成循序漸進的28個步驟,讀者每天祇需閱讀一節即可,在閱讀和實踐上,都不會有任何負擔。

(摘錄自三民網路書店)  

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Monday, September 5, 2016

Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking

M. Neil Browne, Stuart M. Keeley, Bowling Green State University
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Used in a variety of courses in various disciplines, Asking the Right Questions helps students bridge the gap between simply memorizing or blindly accepting information, and the greater challenge of critical analysis and synthesis.  Specifically, this concise text teaches students to think critically by exploring the components of arguments--issues, conclusions, reasons, evidence, assumptions, language--and on how to spot fallacies and manipulations and obstacles to critical thinking in both written and visual communication.  It teaches them to respond to alternative points of view and develop a solid foundation for making personal choices about what to accept and what to reject.

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思考的力量 : 批判性思考成就卓越人生 (Critical Thinking: Tools for Taking Charge of Your Professional and Personal Life)

理查德·保羅 (Richard W. Paul), 琳達·埃爾德 (Linda Elder)
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 本書是一本個人管理、個人能力提升類圖書。作者認為,思考決定命運。在當今物欲橫流的世界,批判性思考是理性人士的明智選擇。

本書兩位作者是批判性思考領域的專家,他們多年來在美國進行有關批判性思考的講座。本書便是他們思想的結晶。內容涉及:如何從不良思考中解脫出來,理性地道德地進行細考,在工作中如何有效地進行戰略性思考,質疑專家的觀點,擺脫利己主義和社會中心主義的束縛,等等。

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Monday, August 29, 2016

50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life from Timeless Sages to Contemporary Gurus

Tom Butler-Bowdon
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Thousands of books have been written offering the 'secrets' to personal fulfillment and happiness: how to walk The Road Less Traveled, Win Friends and Influence People, or Awaken the Giant Within. But which are the all-time classics? Which ones really can change your life? Bringing you the essential ideas, insights and techniques from 50 legendary works from Lao-Tzu to Benjamin Franklin to Paulo Coelho, 50 Self-Help Classics is a unique guide to the great works of life transformation.

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The Self-Help Classics include:

How to Win Friends and Influence People (人性的弱點) ~Dale Carnegie Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
The Alchemist (牧羊少年奇幻之旅; or 煉金術士) ~Paulo Coelho  check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Walden (湖濱散記; or 瓦爾登湖) ~Henry David Thoreau Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Man’s Search for Meaning (追尋生命的意義; or 人生的眞諦) ~Viktor Frankl Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ (情感智商) ~Daniel Goleman Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
The Road Less Traveled (少有人走的路; or 心靈地圖 : 追求愛和成長之路) ~M. Scott Peck Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Atlas Shrugged (阿特拉斯聳聳肩) ~Ayn Rand Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People (高效能人士的七個習慣; or 與成功有約) ~Stephen Covey Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
You Can Heal Your Life (生命的重建 ) ~Louise Hay Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
The Bible (聖經) Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
The Power of Your Subconscious Mind (潛意識的力量) ~Joseph Murphy Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Motivation and Personality (自我實現的人; or 動機與人格) ~Abraham Maslow Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin(富蘭克林自傳) ~Benjamin Franklin Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
The Power of Positive Thinking (積極思考就是力量) ~Norman Vincent Peale Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Meditations (沉思錄) ~Marcus Aurelius Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Men Are from Mars,Women Are from Venus (男女大不同 : 火星男人與金星女人的戀愛講義 ) ~John Gray Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
As a Man Thinketh (人生的思考; or 做你想做的人) ~James Allen Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Awaken the Giant Within (喚起心中的巨人) ~Anthony Robbins Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success (福至心靈 : 成功致勝的七大精神法則 ) ~Deepak Chopra Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff… And It’s All Small Stuff (別為小事抓狂) ~Richard Carlson Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Learned Optimism (學習樂觀, 樂觀學習) ~Martin Seligman Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience (快樂, 從心開始) ~Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Life Strategies: Doing What Works, Doing What Matters (活得聰明活得好) ~Philip C. McGraw Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Creative Visualization (創造性思維的全新路徑) ~Shakti Gawain Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
The 80/20 Principle: The Secret of Achieving More with Less (80/20 法則 : 成功, 快樂和進步的秘訣 ) ~Richard Koch Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
The Game of Life and How to Play It (失落的幸福經典; or 人生的遊戲規則) ~Florence Scovel Shinn Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Psycho-Cybernetics (人性的控制) ~Maxwell Maltz Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Women Who Run with the Wolves (與狼同奔的女人) ~Clarissa Pinkola Estés Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
A Return to Love : Reflections on the Principles of a Course in Miracles (發現眞愛) ~Marianne Williamson Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Finding Your Own North Star: How to Claim the Life You Were Meant to Live  (尋找你的北極星) ~Martha Beck Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Self-Reliance (依靠自我) ~Ralph Waldo Emerson Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Tao Te Ching (道德經) ~Lao Tzu Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living (快樂 : 達賴喇嘛的人生智慧) ~The Dalai Lama & Howard C. Cutler Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
The Power of Myth (神話 : 內在的旅程, 英雄的冒險, 愛情的故事) ~Joseph Campbell with Bill Moyers Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
The Consolation of Philosophy (哲學的慰藉) ~Boethius Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Transitions: Making Sense of Life’s Changes (轉變, 需要一場儀式) ~William Bridges Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Iron John (上帝之肋) ~Robert Bly Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Care of the Soul: A Guide for Cultivating Depth and Sacredness in Everyday Life (少有人走的路,3. 心靈地圖) ~Thomas Moore Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
How Proust Can Change Your Life (擁抱似水年華) ~Alain de Botton Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
NLP: The New Technology of Achievement (NLP無限成就計劃) ~Steve Andreas & Charles Faulkner Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Mindfulness: Choice and Control in Everyday Life (用心法則 : 改變你一生的關鍵) ~Ellen J. Langer Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
The Phenomenon of Man (人的現象) ~Pierre Teilhard de Chardin Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Real Magic: Creating Miracles in Everyday Life (每日皆奇跡:走出你的誤區創造人生奇跡) ~Wayne Dyer Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
The Soul’s Code: In Search of Character and Calling (破譯心靈) ~James Hillman Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
The Hero Within: Six Archetypes We Live By (內在英雄) ~Carol S. Pearson Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Self-Help (行動決定命運) ~Samuel Smiles Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway (向生命下戰帖) ~Susan Jeffers Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
The Bhagavad-Gita (薄伽梵歌) Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue
The Dhammapada (Buddha’s teachings) (法句經) Check holdings in CityU Library Catalogue