The rustic furniture movement is part of the larger green movement that aims toward a sustainable world. This sassafras and willow furniture does its part by using renewable plant materials and recycling waste wood to make functional, beautiful furniture and accessories for the home and garden. The projects in this book include a simple bench, a chair, and a bakers rack. All are easy and require minimal tools. The step-by-step, illustrated instructions take readers through the whole process, explaining in detail what needs to be done and how to do it. The results are beautiful furniture for use indoors or out.
The monograph presents the results of long time terminological and lexicological research on emergence and development of language and cognition which were used in founding anthropolinguistics – a new science devoted to study of the evolution of human mentality on the basis of its reflection in respective evolution of language. A new general approach in investigating the process of evolution of man is suggested, which is based on using lexical data in detailed examination and reconstruction of shaping of human mind and culture. Evolution of human mind and cognition was found to have a phased character, every stage characterized by fundamental changes in duration, size of vocabulary and predominant lexical units, types of ideas and types of culture. This approach creates opportunities for breakthrough in exploring the process of shaping of the present human mind and culture and opens new grounds for not only linguistic, but also psychological, sociological, cultural and philosophical studies and new discoveries. The book is dedicated to all those who are interested in deep comprehension of ways and problems in evolution of the present man and civilization.
The fundamental role of information and communication technology in the global economy where knowledge is becoming the primary engine of growth and development. They are so widespread that one feels outdating if not using them. The influence of these over powerful technological tools has pervaded all aspects of the educational business, and economic sectors of our world. There is no doubt that just as the computer has established itself firmly in the world of business and communication technology, it has also succeeded in acquiring a fundamental role in the educational process. This role is becoming more powerful as computers become cheaper, smaller in size, more adaptable and easier to handle. Computers are becoming more appealing to teachers because of their huge capabilities and extensive effectiveness.The idea of using computers for teaching purposes in subjects like modern languages arouses mixed feelings and meets with a variety of reactions. The fact that computers are used in the teaching of other subjects and are put to a great many applications in society makes one suspect that no field lies completely outside their scope and that they might indeed be of some use.
You are not in charge and you want to make a difference: that is the dilemma. You may not know who is in charge in today's changing, temporary, and virtual organizations, but you know you are not! You are searching for ways to contribute through the work you do and gain some personal satisfaction in the process. This book can help you do just that. In this new edition of his classic book, Geoff Bellman shows readers how to make things happen in any organization regardless of their formal position. The new edition has been written for a wider audience, including people in both the for-profit and not-for-profit sectors, paid and volunteer workers, managers and individual contributors, contract and freelance workers. More than seventy percent of the material is brand new, including new examples, new chapters, new exercises, and much more.
This phenomenal bestseller – over 700,000 copies sold – changes readers’ lives and helps them transform their organizations. In this new edition, the text has been updated and revised throughout to make it even more readable and powerful and a new section has been added that details the many different ways that people are using the book.
A revised and expanded edition of a bestselling classic–more than 90,000 copies sold of the first edition This new edition includes to completely new chapters Cleverly weaves together exercises, stories, quotations, and illustrations to offer a fun and practical guide to idea generation How to Get Ideas shows you–no matter your age or skill, your job or training–how to come up with more ideas, faster and easier. You'll learn to condition your mind to become "idea-prone," utilize your sense of humor, develop your curiosity, visualize your goals, rethink your thinking, and overcome your fear of rejection. Jack Foster's simple five-step technique for solving problems and getting ideas takes the mystery and anxiety out of the idea-generating process. It's a proven process that works. This expanded edition of the inspiring and enlightening classic features new information on how to turn failures to your advantage and how to create a rich, idea-inducing environment. Dozens of new examples and real life stories show that anyone can learn to get more and better ideas.