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Read Harder (A Reading Log)

Read Harder (A Reading Log)
Author : Book Riot
Publisher : Abrams Noterie
Release Date : 2018-09-04
Category :
Total pages :160
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Created by Book Riot, an online destination devoted to people who live to read, this smartly designed reading log consists of entry pages to record stats, impressions, and reviews of each book you read. Evenly interspersed among these entry pages are 12 challenges inspired by Book Riot's annual Read Harder initiative, which began in 2015 to encourage readers to pick up passed-over books, try out new genres, and choose titles from a wider range of voices and perspectives. Indulge your inner book nerd and read a book about books, get a new perspective on current events by reading a book written by an immigrant, find a hidden gem by reading a book published by an independent press, and so much more. Each challenge includes an inspiring quotation, an explanation of why the challenge will prove to be rewarding, and five book recommendations that fulfill the challenge.

Progress

Progress
Author : Johan Norberg
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release Date : 2017-04-06
Category : Business & Economics
Total pages :256
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A Book of the Year for The Economist and the Observer Our world seems to be collapsing. The daily news cycle reports the deterioration: divisive politics across the Western world, racism, poverty, war, inequality, hunger. While politicians, journalists and activists from all sides talk about the damage done, Johan Norberg offers an illuminating and heartening analysis of just how far we have come in tackling the greatest problems facing humanity. In the face of fear-mongering, darkness and division, the facts are unequivocal: the golden age is now.

International Relations and Scientific Progress

International Relations and Scientific Progress
Author : Patrick James
Publisher : Ohio State University Press
Release Date : 2002
Category : Political Science
Total pages :299
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International Relations and Scientific Progress contends that a theory focusing on the structure of the international system explains a wider and more interesting range of events in world politics than other theories. Such theorizing appears to be out of favor as the result of the apparent failure by structural realism, the most prominent system-level theory over the last two decades, on any number of fronts--most notably an inability to anticipate the ending of the Cold War and its aftermath. This new book is put forward as the most comprehensive and innovative theoretical work on paradigms in international relations since the publication of Theory of International Politics, which created structural realism, more than two decades ago. With appropriate revisions, however, structural realist theory can compete effectively and reclaim its primacy. The first part of International Relations and Scientific Progress assesses the meaning of progress in the discipline of international relations, a process that culminates in the creation of a new concept, the scientific research enterprise. The second part reviews structural realism within that context and identifies a lack of connection between theory and research that links power-based indicators to international conflict, crisis, and war. This part of the book makes the case for an elaboration of structural realism by showing that a system-level theory based on structure has great unrealized explanatory potential. By comparison, the current overwhelmingly research oriented agenda on state dyads imposes severe limitations on understanding that are not currently appreciated. Part Three sums up the work and explores new directions, most notablyas related to empirical testing of an elaborated version of structural realism that focuses on both continuity and change in the international system.

Progress

Progress
Author : Professor Emeritus of the Program in Science Technology and Society Leo Marx,Leo Marx,Bruce Mazlish,Professor of History Bruce Mazlish
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Release Date : 1996
Category : History
Total pages :232
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Evaluates the foundational idea of progress from many perspectives

Progress in Medicinal Chemistry

Progress in Medicinal Chemistry
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2002-09-25
Category : Medical
Total pages :149
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This volume features accounts of the biological rationale, design and clinical potential of drug molecules; summaries of structure-activity relationships in topical areas of medicinal chemistry and extensive references to the biology, medicinal chemistry and clinical aspects of each topic.

Progress in Botany

Progress in Botany
Author : Karl Esser,Ulrich Lüttge,Wolfram Beyschlag,Jin Murata
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date : 2003-12-04
Category : Science
Total pages :628
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With one volume each year, this series keeps scientists and advanced students informed of the latest developments and results in all areas of the plant sciences. The present volume includes reviews on genetics, cell biology, physiology, comparative morphology, systematics, ecology, and vegetation science.

Progress and Its Discontents

Progress and Its Discontents
Author : Gabriel A. Almond
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Date : 1985-05-17
Category : Social Science
Total pages :565
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Events of the past two decades have challenged many of the fundamental beliefs, institutions, and values of modern western culture--the culture of "progress." Are science and technology really progressive and beneficial? Have they led to the enhancement of welfare, greater hapiness, and moral immprovement? I s the continued growth of material productivity possible? Desirable? Are the institutions of progress viable? Progress and Its Discontents assembles the views on progress of some of America's leading humanists, scientists, and social scientists. Citing disappointed expectations of progress in spheres from science to morals and politics, and the many problems created or left untouched by progress, the editors conclude that the term no longer refers to "an inevitable sequence of improvements" but rather to "an aspiration and compelling obligation."

Progress in Optics

Progress in Optics
Author : Emil Wolf
Publisher : Elsevier
Release Date : 2009-06-12
Category : Science
Total pages :552
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In the forty-eight years that have gone by since the first volume of Progress in Optics was published, optics has become one of the most dynamic fields of science. The volumes in this series which have appeared up to now contain more than 300 review articles by distinguished research workers, which have become permanent records for many important developments. - 3D optical microscopy - Transformation optics and geometry of light - Photorefractive solitons - Stimulated scattering effects - Optical vortices and polarization singularities - Quantum feedforward control of light

The Poverty of Progress

The Poverty of Progress
Author : E. Bradford Burns
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Release Date : 1983-12-28
Category : History
Total pages :183
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From the Preface by Bradford Burns:If this essay succeeds, it will open an interpretive window providing a different perspective of Latin America's recent past. At first glance, the view might seem to be of the conventional landscape of modernization, but I hope a steady gaze will reveal it to be far vaster and more complex. For one thing, rather than enumerating the benefits accruing to Latin America as modernization became a dominant feature of the social, economic, and political life of the region, this essay regards the imposition of modernization as the catalyst of a devastating cultural struggle and as a barrier to Latin America's development. Clearly if a window to the past is opened by this essay, then so too is a new door to controversy. After most of the nations of Latin America gained political independence, their leaders rapidly accelerated trends more leisurely under way since the closing decades of the eighteenth century: the importation of technology and ideas with their accompanying values from Western Europe north of the Pyrenees and the full entrance into the world's capitalistic marketplace. Such trends shaped those new nations more profoundly than their advocates probably had realized possible. Their promoters moved forward steadfastly within the legacy of some basic institutions bequeathed by centuries of Iberian rule. That combination of hoary institutions with newer, non-Iberian technology, values, and ideas forged contemporary Latin America with its enigma of overwhelming poverty amid potential plenty. This essay emphasizes that the victory of the European oriented ruling elites over the Latin American folk with their community values resulted only after a long and violent struggle, which characterized most of the nineteenth century. Whatever advantages might have resulted from the success of the elites, the victory also fastened two dominant and interrelated characteristics on contemporary Latin America: a deepening dependency and the declining quality of life for the majority.

The Child Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner

The Child Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner
Author : Arthur E. Jongsma, Jr.,L. Mark Peterson,William P. McInnis,David J. Berghuis
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release Date : 2004-05-21
Category : Psychology
Total pages :400
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The Child Psychotherapy Progress Notes Planner, Second Editioncontains complete prewritten session and patient presentationdescriptions for each behavioral problem in The Child PsychotherapyTreatment Planner, Third Edition. The prewritten progress notes canbe easily and quickly adapted to fit a particular client need ortreatment situation. * Saves you hours of time-consuming paperwork, yet offers thefreedom to develop customized progress notes * Organized around 33 main presenting problems that range fromblended family problems and children of divorce to ADHD, attachmentdisorder, academic problems, and speech and languagedisorders * Features over 1,000 prewritten progress notes (summarizingpatient presentation, themes of session, and treatmentdelivered) * Provides an array of treatment approaches that correspond withthe behavioral problems and DSM-IV-TR(TM) diagnostic categories inThe Child Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Third Edition * Offers sample progress notes that conform to the requirements ofmost third-party payors and accrediting agencies, including theJCAHO and the NCQA

Progress in Acarology

Progress in Acarology
Author : G P. Channabasavanna,C A. Viraktamath
Publisher : Brill Archive
Release Date : 1989
Category : Acarology
Total pages :484
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Igor Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress

Igor Stravinsky: The Rake's Progress
Author : Paul Griffiths,Igor Stravinsky
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 1982
Category : Music
Total pages :109
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The Rake's Progress is Stravinsky's biggest work and one of the few great operas written since the 1920s, rare too for the unusual quality of its libretto, by Auden and Kallman. Its importance is undisputed, but so too are the problems it raises: problems of both performance and understanding, caused by the irony with which it is so thoroughly permeated. In aspects of style and operatic convention it looks back to the eighteenth century, and in particular to the operas of Mozart and da Ponte, while making references also to other periods, to operas from Monteverdi to Verdi. Yet at the same time it is wholly a work of the twentieth-century, and indeed it is centrally concerned with the impossibility of return, artistic, psychological or actual, as well as with the nature and limitation of human free will. The Rake's Progress is not one of unbridled dissipation but rather, more interestingly, one of attachment to naive notions of freedom and choice, and his tragedy is that he can never go back.

Making Progress

Making Progress
Author : C. Leigh Anderson,Janet W. Looney
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release Date : 2002
Category : Political Science
Total pages :428
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In this volume, noted scholars in economics, government, education, technology, literature, culture, and religion, among other fields, discuss the meaning and measurement of progress in their areas of specialty.

Pilgrim's Progress, Puritan Progress

Pilgrim's Progress, Puritan Progress
Author : Kathleen M. Swaim
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Release Date : 1993
Category : History
Total pages :368
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For at least the first two centuries following its publication, John Bunyan's Pilgrim's Progress was among the most formative and beloved books England contributed to the Western tradition, second only to the English Bible in popularity and influence. In this important new study, Kathleen Swaim recognizes Bunyan as a major Puritan cultural figure and Pilgrim's Progress as a multilayered locus of cultural, historical, and theological, as well as literary, systems. Her work maps shifts of cultural and theological emphasis as Christian's focus on the Word and Protestant martyrdom in Part I (1678) gives way to Christiana's characteristic emphasis on good works and the material reality of the Church in the world in Part II (1684). Swaim's study locates Part I of Pilgrim's Progress within the discourses of allegory, myth, the biblical and sermonic word, and the conversion narrative tradition. It locates Part II within modern social constructions, particularly those of gender, and within contemporary church practices and emerging new modes of representation. It draws upon Bunyan's numerous other works to explicate Pilgrim's Progress as a mirror of evolving late seventeenth-century Puritan culture.

The Idea of Progress

The Idea of Progress
Author : Jürgen Mittelstrass,Peter McLaughlin,A. S. V. Burgen
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter
Release Date : 1997
Category : History
Total pages :241
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This book provides papers of the conference (Gargellen/Austria, September 1994) of leading scientists and philosophers on the notion of progress of knowledge, which is constitutive of our modern selfunderstanding, from the perspective of their disciplines. Summary of contents: 1. GEorg Henrik von Wright, Progress: Fiction and Fact 2. WAlter Burkert, Impact and Limits of the Idea of Progress in Antiquity 3. AListair Crombie, Philosophical Commitments and Scientific Progress 4. SHigeru Nakayama, Chinese "Cyclic" View of History vs Japanese "Progress" 5. JEan Blondel, Political Progress: Illusion or Reality 6. NIcholas Rescher, Progress and the Future 7. RUdolf Flotzinger, Progress and Development in Musical History 8. DAg Pravitz, Progress in Philosophy 9. JOhn D. BArrow, Time in the Universe 10. ANtonio Garcia-Bellido, Progress in Biological Evolution 11. GEreon Wolters, The Idea of Progress in Evolutionary Biology: Philosophical Considerations 12. PHilippe Lazar, The Idea of Progress in Human Health