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Dynamics of Modern Communication - 2826800405

264,85 zł

Dynamics of Modern Communication Sage Publications

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Patrice Flichy offers a profound analysis of the social shaping and impact of the major communication technologies of the last 200 years. From the semaphore and telegraph to contemporary information technologies, Dynamics of Modern Communication focuses on the relationship between technological and social change. Particular emphasis is put on four processes: the birth of the modern state at the end of the eighteenth century; the development of stock markets; the transformation of private life in the modern nuclear family; and the individualism of the late twentieth century. Exploring the interaction of technology and social context - for example, in the move from public methods of communication to more private and individualized forms - Flichy exposes the gap between the original conception of a technology and its end use after the interplay of political, economic and consumer forces.

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Dynamics of Modern Communication - 2826795147

748,93 zł

Dynamics of Modern Communication Sage Publications

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Patrice Flichy offers a profound analysis of the social shaping and impact of the major communication technologies of the last 200 years. From the semaphore and telegraph to contemporary information technologies, Dynamics of Modern Communication focuses on the relationship between technological and social change. Particular emphasis is put on four processes: the birth of the modern state at the end of the eighteenth century; the development of stock markets; the transformation of private life in the modern nuclear family; and the individualism of the late twentieth century. Exploring the interaction of technology and social context - for example, in the move from public methods of communication to more private and individualized forms - Flichy exposes the gap between the original conception of a technology and its end use after the interplay of political, economic and consumer forces.

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Handbook Of Veterinary Communication Skills - 2840848746

279,99 zł

Handbook Of Veterinary Communication Skills

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Medicine>Veterinary medicine

The First Definitive Textbook On Veterinary Communication. Covers All The Key Areas Of Communication: The Basic Framework For The Veterinary Consultation; Professional, Ethical And Legal Aspects; Communication With Clients And Colleagues; And Coping With End-of-life And Other Difficult Situations.

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Aqa Information And Communication Technology As - 2839881377

209,99 zł

Aqa Information And Communication Technology As

Książki Obcojęzyczne>Angielskie>Computing & information technology

Written Specifically For The AQA A Level ICT Specification, Our Student Book Offers Complete Coverage And Support Through A Variety Of Real-life Case Studies And End Of Topic Questions To Help Develop ICT Theory And Knowledge.

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Cicely Saunders - 2845912369

331,54 zł

Cicely Saunders Oxford University Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

Cicely Saunders is universally acclaimed as a pioneer of modern hospice care. Trained initially in nursing and social work, she qualified in medicine in 1958, and subsequently dedicated the whole of her professional life to improving the care of the dying and bereaved people. Founding St. Christopher's Hospice in London in 1967, she encouraged a radical new approach to end of life care combining attention to physical, social, emotional and spiritual problems, brilliantly captured in her concept of 'total pain'. Her ideas about clinical care, education and research have been hugely influential, leading to numerous prizes and awards in recognition of her humanitarian achievements. This book includes a selection of Cicely Saunders' most important writings throughout a period of over forty years. Full articles, chapters, editorials, reviews, and commentaries include important clinical themes relating to the care of dying people such as pain and symptom management, issues of communication and truth telling, and the needs of particular patient groups, such as those with cancer and other diseases. The book includes pieces that reflect on the wider development of the palliative care field and on policy and organisational issues. Some of the papers take up the theme of spiritual care at the end of life as well as the question of euthanasia, raising in turn issues of a wider theological and philosophical nature. The articles are written for a multi-disciplinary audience and will be of enormous interest to many professionals now working in palliative care. The collection will become a key work of reference for those interested in the evolution of hospice and palliative care and will serve as an important sourcebook of many currently hard to obtain publications by the acknowledged founder of the modern hospice movement. This book will also stand as a remarkable testimony to the personal contribution of Cicely Saunders and the influence she has had upon the modern field of palliative and end of life care.

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Death with Dignity - 2827054597

92,19 zł

Death with Dignity University of Scranton Press,U.S.

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

End-of-life issues and questions are complex and frequently cause confusion and anxiety. In "Death with Dignity", theologian, medical ethicist, and pastoral caregiver Peter A. Clark examines numerous issues that are pertinent to patients, family members, and health care professionals, including physiology, consciousness, the definition of death, the distinction between extraordinary and ordinary means, medical futility, 'Do Not Resuscitate' orders, living wills, power of attorney, pain assessment and pain management, palliative and hospice care, the role of spirituality in end-of-life care, and physicians' communication with terminal patients. Patients, family members, medical students, and health care professionals will find in "Death with Dignity" the practical and ethical knowledge they need to capably and confidently cope with end-of-life challenges.

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Distributed network protocols for anonymous stations in cooperative and noncooperative settings - 2619308978

28,00 zł

Distributed network protocols for anonymous stations in cooperative and noncooperative settings Politechnika Gdańska

INFORMATYKA

This work studies the effects of station anonymity and/or noncooperative (selfish) station behavior upon the design and performance of selected distributed network protocols. A set of stations interconnected by a computer network are assumed to be engaged in a collective activity for which some inter-station consistency is required. The considered protocols relate to group communication (where message delivery in agreed order is required), random multiple access over a single channel (where collision avoidance is required), and packet forwarding (where maintenance of end-to-end paths is required). Design of distributed protocols for anonymous stations permits to dispense with costly authentication mechanisms, and provides a "security lower bound" for systems in which station identities are relied upon. Modeling of noncooperative settings (where stations are allowed to behave selfishly) is justified in view of the increased autonomy and user configurability of today's network components; at the same time, as a departure from the traditional engineering paradigm, it opens up interesting areas of networking research. In Chapter 2, two agreed order multicast protocols are proposed for anonymous stations in a cooperative setting. Both are LAN-oriented i.e., designed to yield high group throughput by exploiting the natural synchronism of single-broadcast transmission media. A faulty communication environment is assumed with occasional reception misses - failures by one or more stations to receive a message. The Distributed Precedence Graph (DPG) protocol is network-independent in that multicast and reception primitives clearly define a protocol-to-network interface, and missed message recovery is separated from message ordering. In contrast, the Jamming Protocol (JP) is network-dependent and exploits in a novel way the "ideal synchronism" of LAN broadcast to couple missed message recovery and message ordering. Both proposed protocols are insensitive to membership control mechanisms and do without the knowledge of station identities. Even so, they compare favorably with existing agreed order multicast protocols like LANSIS or TOTEM, as demonstrated by the analysis of logicaltime properties and simulation of stochastic performance. Chapters 3 through 5 are devoted to game-theoretic analysis of random access MAC-layer protocols in a noncooperative setting. Chapter 3 deals with CSMA/CA, the multiple access mechanism of the IEEE 802.11 MAC protocol. It is argued that in an ad hoc wireless LAN, CSMA/CA is vulnerable to a selfish backoff attack consisting in systematic selection of short backoff times. Network performance under a backoff attack is evaluated via extension of Bianchi's Markovian approximation, as well as using more accurate models. A sufficient condition of solvability is given and a game-theoretic analysis is carried out with stations' bandwidth shares regarded as payoffs. Launching a backoff attack is established as a strictly dominating action, the payoff structure of the resulting one-shot CSMA/CA game being similar to a multiplayer Prisoners' Dilemma (with a unique and Pareto non-optmal Nash equilibrium). The notion of a Nash capacity is introduced to show that selfish station behavior reduces the achievable bandwidth utilization roughly by half compared with a cooperative setting. Incentive-based discouragement of backoff attacks is proposed in Chapter 4 using the concept of a repeated CSMA/CA game, where a station is allowed to reconfigure its CSMA/CA mechanism based upon past payoffs. Assuming that most stations are interested in enforcing cooperative behavior of the other stations, a satisfactory equilibrium play is shown possible. In particular, a selfish station can be expected to incline to honest play for fear of the other stations inclining to selfish play. This idea is elaborated upon and gives rise to two proposed strategies of playing the repeated CSMA/CA game, called Cooperation via Randomized Inclination to Selfish Play (CRISP) and Selfish Play to Elicit Live-and-Let-live (SPELL). By exploiting another property of the one-shot CSMA/CA game, called coarse profile observability, CRISP and SPELL are shown to asymptotically achieve Pareto optimality and the related Nash equilibrium becomes subgame perfect. It is shown how to extend the proposed strategies if some stations disengage the CSMA/CA backoff scheme. Chapter 4 concludeswith a discussion of QoS-sensitive station behavior, in which case the CSMA/CA game may change from a Prisoners' Dilemma into a form of a queuing game. Selfish behavior of CSMA/CA stations studied in Chapters 3 and 4 only affects specific protocol parameters, leaving the very principle of contention unchanged. In Chapter 5 we look at a slightly more general model of single-channel contention. In the proposed framework, the MAC protocol proceeds in cycles, each of which accommodates the stations' requests to transmit. This subsumes various existing random token-like protocols e.g., CSMA/CA, Random Token, slotted ALOHA, and HIPERLAN/1. A selection configuration determines how the requests are placed, whereas a winner policy decides the winner of a contention. It is argued that while the winner policy must be agreed upon by all the stations, the selection configuration is entirely within a station's discretion. For a wide class of winner policies, called Random Token with Extraneous Collision Detection (RT/ECD), the notions of verifiability and viability are introduced to factor out brute-force selfish behavior, and shown to lead to two interesting winner policies, RT/ECD-0 and RT/ECD--. The resulting games are found to be a multiplayer Prisoners' Dilemma and an anti-coordination game, respectively. Related repeated games are again found to potentially lead to cooperative behavior. In Chapter 6, selfishness considerations are extended to the network layer of a mobile ad hoc network (MANET). Each MANET station generates source packets and also is supposed to forward transit packets for pairs of stations currently out of each other's reception range. It is argued that forwarding transit packets becomes a dual liability: it shortens the station's battery life "in exchange for" sacrificing a portion of the channel bandwidth that could be used for source packets. Under the introduced packet anonymity model (no packet reveals its source station except at destination), undetectable selfish manipulation of the local congestion controls is possible. The issue is addressed in a noncooperative game-theoretic framework: each MANET station selects its own strategy (congestion control settings) at will, so as to maximize some defined payoff (a combination of source packet throughput and a reputation measure). For a class of Drop-and-Throttle (D&T) congestion control mechanisms, a generic model is formulated, whereby a station adjusts its D&T threshold in response to the other stations' adjusted thresholds; this model is subsequently translated into a simple extensive-form game. Types of reachable Nash equilibria are discussed and the notion of robustness of a Nash equilibrium is introduced. Finally, a novel packet forwarding protocol called Fair Forwarding with Forced Transmissions (F3T) is presented, which, if properly configured, leads to a desirable type of Nash equilibrium. Spis treści: CONTENTS  LIST OF SYMBOLS AND ABBREVIATIONS 1. INTRODUCTION   1.1. Motivation, objective, and scope  1.2. Outline of the contents 2. MEMBERSHIP INSENSITIVE AGREED ORDER MULTICAST   2.1. Introduction and related work  2.2. Message ordering constraints  2.3. Jamming Protocol  2.3.1. LAN model  2.3.2. JP mechanisms and data structures  2.3.3. Jamming and lag detection  2.3.3.1. Ethernet  2.3.3.2. Token Ring  2.3.4. "Catch-up" mechanism  2.4. Evaluation of JP  2.4.1. Logical-time properties of JP  2.4.2. Stochastic performance of JP  2.5. Distributed Precedence Graph protocol  2.5.1. Network service model  2.5.1.1. Wired or wireless single-channel LAN  2.5.1.2. Tag seąuencer  2.5.1.3. Bounded-deiay WAN with sparse group messages  2.5.2. DPG data structures and PDU types  2.5.3. Maintenance of strong ADO  2.5.4. Missed message recovery and flow control  2.6. Evaluation of DPG  2.6.1. Logical-time properties of DPG  2.6.2. Stochastic performance of DPG  2.7. Conclusion 3. BACKOFF ATTACK AND ONE-SHOT CSMA/CA GAME   3.1. Introduction and related work  3.2. Network operation  3.2.1. CSMA/CA contention under IEEE 802.11 DCF protocol  3.2.2. Network model  3.3. Solvability of EBM  3.3.1. Uniform CSMA/CA configuration profile  3.3.2. Non-uniform CSMA/CA configuration profile  3.4. Station performance  3.5. Backoff attack incentives  3.5.1. Selfish configurations  3.5.2. CSMA/CA game and Nash capacity  3.5.3. Selfish and greedy configurations  3.5.3.1. Incentives in a binary set of actions  3.5.3.2. Incentives in a temary set of actions  3.5.4. Mixed and Monte Carlo models  3.6. Conclusion 4. BACKOFF ATTACK DISCOURAGEMENT and REPEATED CSMA/CA GAME   4.1. Introduction and related work  4.2. Morę properties of one-shot CSMA/CA game  4.3. Repeated CSMA/CA game  4.3.1. Introduction to repeated games  4.3.2. Application to CSMA/CA game  4.4. CRISP strategy  4.4.1. Strategy description  4.4.2. Uncorrelated Pareto optimality and subgame perfection  4.4.3. Performance  4.4.4. Enforceability  4.4.5. Ternary CRISP  4.5. SPELL strategy  4.5.1. Strategy Description  4.5.2. Uncorrelated Pareto optimality and subgame perfection  4.5.3. Ternary SPELL  4.6. QoS game  4.6.1. One-shot QoS game  4.6.2. Dynamie QoS game scenarios  4.6.3. Stochastic QoS game  4.7. Conclusion and comments 5. NONCOOPERATIVE CHANNEL CONTENTION IN AD HOC LANS WITH ANONYMOUS STATIONS   5.1. Introduction  5.2. WLAN model  5.3. Framework for a winner policy  5.3.1. Reąuests to transmit  5.3.2. Verifiability  5.3.3. Performance objectives  5.3.4. Viability  5.4. Binary RT/ECD game  5.4.1. One-shot RT/ECD game  5.4.2. Stage-by-stage repeated RT/ECD game  5.4.2.1. Nash strategy  5.4.2.2. Idea Bag strategy  5.5. Cycle-by-cycle repeated RT/ECD game  5.5.1. Reinforcement learning strategies  5.5.2. Evolutionary stability  5.6. Conclusion 6. FAIR PACKET FORWARDING IN MOBILE AD HOC NETWORKS   6.1. Introduction  6.2. Related work  6.2.1. Reputation systems  6.2.2. Micropayment schemes  6.2.3. Game-theoretic approaches  6.3. Forwarding model and related selfish behavior  6.3.1. Forwarding model  6.3.2. Discussion of the model  6.3.3. Undetectable selfish behavior  6.4. Game-theoretic model  6.4.1. D&Tgame  6.4.2. Reachability of Nash eąuilibria  6.5. F3T protocol  6.5.1. Protocol description  6.5.2. D&T game payoffs under F3T  6.6. F3T protocol configuration and performance  6.7. Conclusion and future research 7. SUMMARY OF MAIN RESULTS BIBLIOGRAPHY  Summary in English  Summary in Polish

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Eastern Experiences - 2836773103

173,29 zł

Eastern Experiences New Generation Publishing

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

World history is littered with tales of great conquests and catastrophic defeats, of the rise and fall of empires, armies and global corporate entities. Does man ever learn the lessons that history teaches him and is he doomed to continue making the same mistakes until at best, the lessons are learnt or at worst, he destroys his own means of survival? This is a compelling book of many levels and is the result of one man's experiences garnered over nearly half a century living and working in the many different countries of the Far East, which will appeal equally to historians, travellers, businessmen and aviation enthusiasts. Deeply involved in the development and implementation of aviation communication systems over a period when technological advances meant more dramatic changes than will ever be the case again, Bernard Leroy observed not only the countries he visited but also shifting political alliances, social migration and changes in the balance of power from the days of the empire, to the superpowers and, looking forwards, to the tiger economy. Detailed historical accounts bring to life the development of differing peoples, and in many cases their struggles to gain independence, which has resulted in the richly diverse and cultural nations that make up Asia today. He examines the life cycle of global entities, be they modern day corporations or the Roman or Mongol Empires, the rise and decline of which seem to follow a similar pattern sharing many characteristics, and presents a probing study of management practice for the global entrepreneur which may lead you to conclude that at the end of the day, productive communication and common sense are the two vital, but often overlooked, ingredients for success.

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Mezzanine De L'alcazar Boxset - 2839229203

104,99 zł

Mezzanine De L'alcazar Boxset Wagram

Muzyka>Składanki / Kompilacje

1. J-walk - Soul Vibration 2. Modjo - Lady (Acoustic Version) 3. Gotan Project - Vuelvo Al Sur 4. Matthew - Brain Thing 5. Zuco 103 - Outro Lado 6. Thievery Corporation - Lebanese Blonde 7. Hunter, Paul - Paul's Pal 8. Count Basic / K & D Session - Speechless Drum & Ba 9. Zombie Nation - Velcrosquat Light 10. Dj Vadim / Jones, Sarah - Your Revolution 11. Tosca - Orozco 101. Sun Trust - Dream Of You 102. Schillings, Charles - No Communication, No Love 103. Next Evidence - Over The Waves 104. Grant, Mark - Jazzy Kinda Sum'n 105. Blue Six - Pure 106. Sunday Brunch - Things You Said 107. Playin' 4 The City Feat. Graham, Nicole - My Heart 108. Pascal - Flight Time 109. Underground, Glenn - Fly With Me 110. To-ka Project - Two Stones Ahead 111. Spero Feat. Mea - Everything 112. Lovetronic - You Are Love 113. 8 Fat Fat 8 - Rise Up & Walk 201. Kinobe - Something More Comfortable 202. St Germain - Deep In It 203. Hancock, Herbie - Alphabeta 204. Yonderboi - Riders On The Storm (Pink Solidism) 205. Mac Callum, David - The Edge 206. Tha Amalgamation Of Souds - Enchant Me 207. Alphawezen - Gai 208. Wesseltoft, Bugge - Yellow Is The Color 209. Telepopmusik - Breathe 210. Snooze - Snooze For Beginners 211. Dzihan & Kamien - Ay, Ay, Ay 212. Boozoo Bajou - Yoruba Road 213. Sex With Birds - Odysee 214. Fukutomi, Yukihiro - Brasilia (2000) 215. Llorca - I Cry 216. Gilberto, Bebel - Tanto Tempo 217. Ready Made - Bold 218. Coldcut & Hexstatic - Timber 301. At Jazz Feat. Dawne B - Harmony 302. Underground, Glenn - Hum Along & Dance 303. Blanko, Benny & Blanko - Put Your Hands 304. Abstract Soul - Inamorata 305. Soulphiction - Everytime 306. Notwist, The - Trashind Days 307. Kuele, Mackiael - Loin De Moi 308. Spockets, Billy - Lovin Life 309. Readymade - Breathe 310. E-troneek Funk - 2hard 2explain 311. Solar Projections - Come With Me 312. Richard, Patrick - First Corner 313. Adult Only - 14 314. Herbert - The Audience 315. Calabi You - Volga Select Remix 316. Ponique - Tonight 317. Swag / Diversigns - Loves Truck 318. Metro Area 4 - Here Miura 319. La Noiraude - Too Late 320. Soldiers Of Twilight - Believe 321. Chloe - Hang Together 401. Maurocat Y Esteban - End Of Summer 402. Alix - Notre Disque Dur 403. Peeping Tom - Les Choses Sont... 404. Rjd2 - Cut Out To Fl 405. Simon Says / Aisjah - Late At Night 406. Simon, Emilie - Desert 407. Swayzak - State Of Grace 408. 2 Square - Astronaut 409. Cocosuma - I Blue It 410. Sporto Kantes - Mundo By Analog Bronca 411. Avril - The Date 412. Mr. Scruff - Valley Of The Sausages 413. Spencer Filipsson Experience, The - Happy 501. Herbert - I'll Do It 502. Tanzmann, Matthias - Summertime Remix 503. Nevile, Ben - Awshashen 504. Iz & Diz - Mouth 505. Marlow - Exposed 506. Osunlade / Shakoor, Nadhiry - Pride 507. Solaris Heights - Midnight 508. Pc Synergy Feat. Sweet T. - Only One 509. Malente - Don't Stop 510. Dj Spettro - I Think I 511. Johnson, Brett Feat. Barke, Dave - Temptations & L 512. Square One - Skippy 513. Formule Express - Main Course 514. Jones, Chelonis R. / Booka Shade - One & One 601. Baz - Never Ending Story 602. General Electrics Feat. Maroons - Facing That Void 603. Marley, Bob - Try Me 604. Yokai Feat. Osaka Roses - Chotto Chodai 605. Easy Rockers, The - Bassob 606. Kinny & Horne - Why Me? 607. Patrick & Eugene - Old Times 608. Skeewiff - The Man Of A Constant Sorow 609. Dublex Inc. - Izquitos 610. Flying Pop's - Bip Bip 611. Soul 'N' Soda - Tomorrow 612. Holiday, Billie - My Man 613. Santarromana, Emmanuel - We Can Work It Out 614. Slow Train - Twisted Cupid 701. Mr. V - Jus' Dance 702. Lewis, Glenn Feat. Mjojo - Life Everlasting 703. Boissy, Franky / Clark, Roland - Black Music-migue 704. Jungle Wonz - Bird In A Gilded Cage 705. Nu Rhythmix - Babylon 706. Bonelli, Klement - Ethna 707. Fertile Ground - Live In The Light 708. Radio, Luis / Johns, Sabrina - Spirit 709. De Carlo, Roberto / Joshua - Soulful Things 710. Sydenham, Jerome / Nordgren, Mikael - Stockholm - 711. Double - Shake (Eric Kupper Club Mix) 712. Bah Samba Feat. Fructuoso, Isabel - Calma Mix 713. Bublex, Alian - Dinner Time 714. Bublex, Alain - At Dusk 715. Abdessemed, Adel - Double Fond Et Julie 801. Lee, Shawn / Moschella, Nino - Kiss The Sky 802. Barth - The Last Wig 803. Zimpala - She's From Mexico 804. Rouge Rouge - Magnifique 805. Dj Disse - Walk On The Wild Side 806. Bulle, Lili - L'helicoptere 807. Polar, Kelley - Cosmological Constancy 808. Maxence - Disco's Revenge 809. Ms.john Soda - Solid Ground 810. Mamluke - The Pant 811. Daisy Daisy - Michelle Plays Ping Pong 812. Lali Puna - Nin-com-pop 813. Jones, Sharon - How Long Do I Have To Wait For You 814. Leonard De Leonard - Robots Will Save Us 815. Lindstrom - Another Station 816. Fake, Nathan - Grandfathered 817. Biosphere - Birds Fly By Flapping Their Wings 901. Ransom, Tony - Spread Some Love 902. Carvajal, Kenny Feat. Hall, Reggie - Life Is 903. Navarra, Dom Feat. Antonio - A Thousand Words 904. Kozo, Greg & Freakface Feat. Karl The Voice - Dand 905. Stingily, Byron - Flying High 906. Raw Artistic Soul / Gibbons, John - Keep On Shinin 907. Mink - Glory Of Life 908. Kupper, Eric / Organika - Aurora 909. Kid Massive / Antoine - The Way 910. Alex / Reverend P - Animal Vibes 911. Hardsoul / Carroll, Ron - My Life 912. Tiger Stripes - Serenity

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Jerome and His Women - 2835277653

87,44 zł

Jerome and His Women Black Quill Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The events in this book take place in Ancient Rome at the end of the fourth century, between the years 382 and 385 AD - a short, but critical, timespan in the history of Western civilisation. It was crunch time for the Roman Empire, long racked by internal riots and external threats, particularly from the Germanic tribes to the north. Christianity had developed from a splinter group of Judaism in Roman-occupied Jerusalem into a widespread movement with its own beliefs and rituals which brought it into direct confrontation with the existing social order. The old gods, with their power to unify their subjects, were being replaced by a new and very different God - one available to all, independent of status. While many of the older generation remained faithful to the pagan gods, others were drawn to Christianity and, in worhipping a new God, weakened their allegiance to the Empire. In short, if you worshipped Christ, you could not also worship the Emperor. For the Roman Empire, therefore, the political ramifications of the spread of Christianity were dire. Persecution - that time-honoured recipe of governments the world over to opposition - hadn't worked either, as the conversion of the Emperor Constantine himself to Christianity in 312 AD had demonstrated. Was the spread of Christianity the straw that broke the back of the Roman Empire? Many - most famously, the historian Edward Gibbon - argue that it was; at the very least, most agree that it played a critical role in its eventual collapse. But without recourse to a single authoritative text, would Christian leaders have secured their religion's supremacy in the West? Probably not. It was Damasus I who, in commissioning Jerome to translate the Bible into a single definitive Latin version, accessible to all bequeathed to Christianity the perfect means by which to spread its influence and consolidate its authority. In so doing, he firmly established Rome as the centre of Christianity. It was a political masterstroke, the inspiration of which might elude us in our modern era of digital communication. This book is, therefore, amongst other things, a tribute to that master statesman Damasus I, as well as one of history's greatest, albeit most controversial, scholars, Saint Jerome. It is also a tribute to certain women of Late Antiquity who were often scholars in their own right and risked everything they had to adopt the ascetic life - an ideal almost unimaginable in today's age of celebrated secularity, individuality and hedonism. First and foremost among these women is, of course, Paula. The main characters are all historical figures - from Damasus, Jerome and Paula down to Toxotius, Hymetius and Praetextata. Those people who figure significantly are expanded upon in the glossary of names at the end of the book. Some lesser characters are my creations, primarily Aetius and Bassus, who I felt could well have existed. In an effort to recreate the spirit of this distant age, I have tried to bring them all to life imaginatively, drawing on knowledge of the times where possible, and reasonable inference where it was not. I have tried to convey a sense of the heady excitement attached to the theological debates of the day, and the rigorous scholarship underpinning them. As in Ancient Greece, the skills of rhetoric and argument were highly regarded, and matters such as the freedom of the soul and the nature of free will were debated and length and could divide men as easily as bringing them together. Central to the whole story is the relationship between Jerome and Paula, a much-speculated subject even in their day. Intimacy th

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Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction - 2839139787

40,87 zł

Middle Ages: A Very Short Introduction Oxford University Press

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

The Middle Ages is a term coined around 1450 to describe a thousand years of European History. In this Very Short Introduction, Miri Rubin provides an exploration of the variety, change, dynamism, and sheer complexity that the period covers. From the provinces of the Roman Empire, which became Barbarian kingdoms after c.450-650, to the northern and eastern regions that became increasingly integrated into Europe, Rubin explores the emergence of a truly global system of communication, conquest, and trade by the end of the era. Presenting an insight into the challenges of life in Europe between 500-1500 - at all levels of society - Rubin looks at kingship and family, agriculture and trade, groups and individuals. Conveying the variety of European experiences, while providing a sense of the communication, cooperation, and shared values of the pervasive Christian culture, Rubin looks at the legacies they left behind. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Mother of Invention - 2826714155

70,65 zł

Mother of Invention HAY HOUSE PUBLISHING

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

"The Mother of Invention" tells the life story of futurist and seer Barbara Marx Hubbard and in so doing explains the future of every human being on earth. Neale Donald Walsch's unique style and power of communication make clear the importance of this visionary thinker. In what may very well be a new-form literary style, this biography begins in the future, unraveling Barbara's story backward, from December 22, 2012, to the date of her birth, and offering at the end of each chapter a special section inviting every reader to explore how they may directly apply to their own daily life what Barbara has observed and learned during her remarkable 80-year journey. It is a journey that saw her become the first woman ever to have her name placed in nomination for the vice presidency of the United States by a major political party, that took her to Russia as a culture ambassador for peace, that had her visiting the Oval Office and asking a President of the United States a question that he could not answer, that placed her in deep acquaintanceship with the American space program, and that finds her today at the leading edge of contemporary thought and innovative action regarding our construction of the future. Neale Donald Walsch's biography places Barbara Marx Hubbard's life and work in its rightful place at the centre of human consciousness raising.

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Globalization & its Discontents - 2212824606

36,60 zł

Globalization & its Discontents Penguin

Biznes

Our world is changing. Globalization is not working. It is hurting those it was meant to help. And now, the tide is turning

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Brand Vision - 2826819243

159,99 zł

Brand Vision Wiley

Książki / Literatura obcojęzyczna

David Taylor's third book lifts the lid on why so many brand visioning projects end in failure: an overly theoretical and complex approach he calls 'strategy tourism'. By contrast, his straightforward, no-nonsense programme will ensure that you end up with an inspiring vision and a hands-on action plan to drive growth. Designed in a highly practical format, brandvision shows how to lead your team on a step-by-step 'visioning journey' that builds engagement, energy and alignment. Powerful tips, tools and tricks help you start applying the principles to your business today: * Searching for true insight: creating a springboard for visioning by using different 'insight catalysts' that cover consumers, markets and competition * The visioning journey: creating a compelling brand purpose, a big idea and a rallying call; combining product 'sausage' and emotional 'sizzle' * Test-driving the vision: bringing the vision to life by exploring it within your business and with consumers * Brand-led business: translating the vision into a business building mix that covers 'hero product' innovation, communication and internal engagement Thought-provoking and irreverent, brandvision demonstrates all the dos and don'ts of brand visioning with many stories of success (and screw-ups) including T-Mobile, Dove, Porsche, Absolut and James Bond. It is an invaluable toolkit for anyone interested in rethinking a brand vision - whatever its shape or size.

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Contatti 1 - 2826845858

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Contatti 1 Hodder & Stoughton

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What is Contatti? Contatti, the best-selling Italian course for adult beginners, is aimed at those wishing to learn Italian from scratch in a classroom environment. Contatti 1 is the first part of this two-stage Italian course for adult learners who are either starting from scratch or have a basic knowledge of the language. Whether learning for work or pleasure, Contatti gives a thorough grounding in the language enabling learners to speak, read, write and understand contemporary Italian. How will the Contatti 1 Activity Book help me? The Activity Book is a valuable resource for learners and teachers alike. It can be used to complement the coursebook, providing extra material for fast learners or homework activities to consolidate what has been learnt in class. It can also be used for self-access and as a general practice workbook for beginners and false beginners in Italian. It accompanies Contatti 1, the first-stage Italian course for adult learners, providing a wealth of material designed to reinforce and extend the material in the coursebook. It mirrors the fourteen units offering a variety of exercises, homework tasks and self-access activities to consolidate language input and provide further practice. Each unit contains: - topics reviewed with further vocabulary and extension activities - reinforcement and clarification of grammatical structures with additional tasks and exercises - extra reading material and stimulus to writing The final page in each unit contains an overview of the whole with extra reading and writing activities, a short text of cultural interest and a self-assessment checklist enabling students to review what they have learnt. Units 7 and 14, which are revision units, provide proficiency tests on all the material covered in previous sections. The book finishes with a complete Answer Key. What is in the Contatti 1 Range? Activity Book (978144139363): Supplementary to the Coursebook or Course Pack. The activity book is a workbook providing stimulating practice material which complements the tasks presented in the Contatti 1 Coursebook. Activities include word searches, crosswords, cultural quizzes, extra reading and comprehension tasks, and gap-fill conjugation exercises. Also available as...Coursebook (9781444133141): The primary text for the Contatti 1 course. Includes 14 thematic lessons and covers the skills and structures required at GCSE level and equivalent. Audio and Support book pack (9781444133172): Supplementary to the Coursebook. The Audio and Support book pack provides the listening element of the course, along with transcripts and answers. It contains: - 3 audio CDs (3 hours of recordings) - 2 Support Books containing a key to the exercises and recording transcripts. Course Pack (9781444133134): Contatti 1 Coursebook + Contatti 1 Audio and Support Book Pack. The Course Pack contains: - 1 copy of the third edition of the Coursebook - 3 audio CDs (3 hours of recordings) - 2 Support Books containing a key to the exercises and recording transcripts. What will I learn with the Contatti 1 range? Key language structures The first part of the course, introduces the key structures of the language, over 14 thematic lessons, with the emphasis placed firmly on communication. Vocabulary and grammar From the outset, a realistic range of registers and vocabulary encourage development of the essential skill of comprehension. There are regular opportunities for revision and consolidation, and vocabulary and grammar support are given both at the end of each lesson and in full at the end of the book. GCSE level material It covers the skills and structures required at GCSE level and similar. Culture and skills for daily life This third edition has been brought completely up to date, with particular attention paid to improving and simplifying the explanations of grammar and language structure. New online content offers further opportunities for learners to practise their skills. How will I learn with the Contatti 1 range? Authentic reading and listening material Authentic reading and listening materials are used extensively for a wide range of lively activities based on everyday situations in Italy. Group work and independent study Contatti 1 is ideal for group work but can also be used for individual study. Audio support and additional material The Course pack includes a coursebook fully illustrated in colour, 2 audio CDs containing the listening element of the course and a support booklet with all the answers to the exercises together with recording transcripts. What is new in the third edition? Improvements and additions The new edition has improvements and additions based on ideas and feedback from tutors across the country. There is also now simple navigation between the book and CDs, with clearly marked references in the coursebook. Interactive quizzes and exercises Brush up and reinforce your learning at home, with fun, interactive online quizzes and exercises. Or use them in class with a group.

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