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Product Description: Instant Creativity is a collection of tried and tested techniques to encourage individuals and groups to make the most of their creativity. It offers over 70 quick and simple exercises to help find fresh ideas and solutions to problems. It is designed to assist in combating low inspiration, brainstorming ideas for new projects, creating a better understanding of an ongoing problem, or for seeking a general direction. The range of ideas will help tap into the creative energies of any individual or an uninspired team. They are particularly useful for marketers, advertising professionals, and project designers.
Product Description: This volume explores how vagueness matters as a specific problem in the context of theories that are primarily about something else. After an introductory chapter on the Sorites paradox, which exposes the various forms the paradox can take and some of the responses that have been pursued, the book proceeds with a chapter on vagueness and metaphysics, which covers important questions concerning vagueness that arise in connection with the deployment of certain key metaphysical notions. Subsequent chapters address the following: vagueness and logic, which discusses the sort of model theory that is suggested by the main, rival accounts of vagueness; vagueness and meaning, which focuses on contextualist, epistemicist, and indeterminist theories; vagueness and observationality; vagueness within linguistics, which focuses on approaches that take comparison classes into account; and the idea that vagueness in law is typically extravagant and that extravagant vagueness is a necessary feature of legal systems.
Agent-based modeling/simulation is an emergent approach to the analysis of social and economic systems. It provides a bottom-up experimental method to be applied to social sciences such as economics, management, sociology, and politics as well as some engineering fields dealing with social activities. This book includes selected papers presented at the Fifth International Workshop on Agent-Based Approaches in Economic and Social Complex Systems held in Tokyo in 2007. It contains two invited papers given as the plenary and invited talks in the workshop and 21 papers presented in the six regular sessions: Organization and Management; Fundamentals of Agent-Based and Evolutionary Approaches; Production, Services and Urban Systems; Agent-Based Approaches to Social Systems; and Market and Economics I and II. The research presented here shows the state of the art in this rapidly growing field.
Product Description: Dorri Beam presents an important contribution to nineteenth-century fiction by examining how and why a florid and sensuous style came to be adopted by so many authors. Discussing a diverse range of authors, including Margaret Fuller and Pauline Hopkins, Beam traces this style through a variety of literary endeavors and reconstructs the political rationale behind the writers\' commitments to this form of prose. Beam provides both close readings of a number of familiar and unfamiliar works and an overarching account of the importance of this form of writing, suggesting new ways of looking at style as a medium through which gender can be signified and reshaped. Style, Gender, and Fantasy in Nineteenth Century American Women\'s Writing redefines our understanding of women\'s relation to aesthetics and their contribution to both American literary romanticism and feminist reform. This illuminating account provides valuable new insights for scholars of American literature and women\'s writing.
The Seventh Edition of Educational Testing and Measurement retains the jargon-free, reader-friendly, conversational style that has been the key to its success, and continues to emphasize practical assessment strategies that prepare teachers-in-training for today�s challenges in measuring student progress. A new chapter (Chapter 2) addresses in balanced fashion the issues and controversies that surround the rapidly spreading high-stakes testing phenomenon. The text provides practical strategies to help both teachers and students enhance performance and cope with the stresses of high-stakes testing. In the new edition, Kubiszyn and Borich also expand the coverage of essay items with many new examples and include new information about the assessment of higher-order thinking, knowledge organization and use of open-book exams.
Mighty heroes battle for the right to rule the galaxy. The vast armies of the Emperor of Earth have conquered the galaxy in a Great Crusade � the myriad alien races have been smashed by the Emperor�s elite warriors and wiped from the face of history. The dawn of a new age of supremacy for humanity beckons. Gleaming citadels of marble and gold celebrate the many victories of the Emperor. Triumphs are raised on a million worlds to record the epic deeds of his most powerful and deadly warriors. First and foremost amongst these are the primarchs, superheroic beings who have led the Emperor�s armies of Space Marines in victory after victory. They are unstoppable and magnificent, the pinnacle of the Emperor�s genetic experimentation. The Space Marines are the mightiest human warriors the galaxy has ever known, each capable of besting a hundred normal men or more in combat. Organised into vast armies of tens of thousands called Legions, the Space Marines and their primarch leaders conquer the galaxy in the name of the Emperor. Chief amongst the primarchs is Horus, called the Glorious, the Brightest Star, favourite of the Emperor, and like a son unto him. He is the Warmaster, the commander-in-chief of the Emperor�s military might, subjugator of a thousand thousand worlds and conqueror of the galaxy. He is a warrior without peer, a diplomat supreme. As the flames of war spread through the Imperium, mankind�s champions will all be put to the ultimate test.
This introductory book on numerical weather prediction utilizes the spectral transform method. It is an indispensable guide to the methods being used by nearly all major weather forecast centers in the United States, England, Japan, India, France, and Australia.
The contents of this book have been divided into thirty different structures. How to use this book: Teachers can use this book in class as a complement to any method in the following way. One of the students reads a sentence choosing the answer which he considers correct. Then, the other students are asked for their opinions. This will give occasion to numerous doubts and questions on the part of the students. Once the right answer has been established, the pupil or pupils could be asked to build up similar phrasing. The answers to the different levels may be found in the Key Book. i n d e x Whoever - whatever - whichever, etc l y 2 Should - ought to - so that - in order - in cases 3 y 4 Inversion of the verb after certain adverbs 5 y 6 Future progressive - Future perfect 7 y 8 The past perfect progressive tense 9 y 10 May - might 11 y 12 Regret - remember - forget - try - stop - etc 13 y 14 Could - might 15 y 16 Although/though - in spite/despite - even though 17 y 18 Too - enough 19 y 20 Otherwise - whether - unless - in case - but for 21 y 22 I wish - If only 23 y 24 Conditional 25 y 26 Perfect conditional 27 y 28 Reported or indirect speech 29 y 30 Reported speech into direct speech 31 y 32 Inversions 33 y 34 Supposed to - etc 35 y 36 For and since 37 y 38 Someone else - no-one else - anybody else 39 y 40 Certain - sure - bound - possible - probable - likely 41 y 42 The infinitive after verbs of knowing 43 y 44 Can\'t help - Infinitive or gerund 45 y 46 Should - other uses - so that - in case - in order - lest 47 y 48 If + will/would - I wish + subject + would 49 y 50 Passive voice 51 y 52 Be + Infinitive 53 y 54 Have + object + past participle 55 y 56 To be able 57 y 58 There to be 59 y 60 Assorted 61 y 62 Assorted 63 y 64 Assorted 65 y 66 Assorted 67 y 68 Assorted 69 y 70 Assorted 71 y 72