Cents and Sensibility
Author: Gary Saul Morson, Morton Schapiro
Publisher: Princeton University Press
In Cents and Sensibility, an eminent literary critic and a leading economist make the case that the humanities—especially the study of literature—offer economists ways to make their models more realistic, their predictions more accurate, and their policies more effective and just. Arguing that Adam Smith’s heirs include Austen, Chekhov, and Tolstoy as much as Keynes and Friedman, Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro trace the connection between Adam Smith’s great classic, The Wealth of Nations, and his less celebrated book on ethics, The Theory of Moral Sentiments. The authors contend that a few decades later, Jane Austen invented her groundbreaking method of novelistic narration in order to give life to the empathy that Smith believed essential to humanity. More than anyone, the great writers can offer economists something they need—a richer appreciation of behavior, ethics, culture, and narrative. Original, provocative, and inspiring, Cents and Sensibility demonstrates the benefits of a dialogue between economics and the humanities and also shows how looking at real-world problems can revitalize the study of literature itself. Featuring a new preface, this book brings economics back to its place in the human conversation.
Author: Simona Scarcella, European Association of Archaeologists. Meeting
Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited
These papers focus on the concept of the chaine operatoire as applied in contemporary ceramics studies. Particular attention is given to experimental and archaeometrical approaches that allow for a better understanding of the technological aspects of a culture.
Looks at the reigns of each of the Tudor monarchs.
Author: Antonio Monestiroli
Author: Hidetoshi Ohno
Distributed intelligence systems
Author: Desho Mladenov, International Federation of Automatic Control, International Association for Mathematics and Computers in Simulation
This volume focuses on the recent advances in distributed intelligent control systems. Topics covered include; applications and case studies of distributed control systems, design methodologies for distributed intelligent systems and architectural considerations of computer design for this type of control system. Containing 54 papers, the Proceedings will be a useful reference source for all those involved in the designing and implementing of distributed control systems.
Author: Giovanni Battista Belzoni
Republished for the first time in unabridged form, Belzoni's travel journal recreates the magical atmosphere of Egypt in 1815 to 1819. Belzoni was the first to enter and describe monuments such as the temple at Abu Simbel, and the tomb of Seti I.
Author: David Bianculli
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
The phenomena of television is examined, from the historical context and television as an art form to television in various aspects of modern society such as TV in the classroom and on the battlefield.
In a modern world in which one can observe managerial and investors’ behaviors characterized by high risk, short term orientation, moral hazard and speculation, there is a need to form a new ethical paradigm to drive a more ethical oriented education and a substantial change to norms regulating markets and business behavior to sensitize investors and financial practitioners, so that humanity can evolve in a sustainable way. Therefore the main question we are striving to answer throughout the book “Organizational Social Irresponsibility: individual behaviors and organizational practices” is the following: Do individual behaviors influence organizational socially irresponsible practices? Each separate chapter aims to find an answer to the above question. The book is divided into three parts: first: “The dark side of organizational behaviors”, second: “Individual skills and the workplace” and third: “Organizational politics, practices and tools. This book is authored by a range of authors from all over the world. They provide us with several theoretical and practical contributions into the topic of organizational social irresponsibility and individual behavior, facing different aspects (e.g. workplace wellness, decision?making, diversity management). We hope it will be useful for both business and academia and it will help to shape reflective, socially responsible managers of the future.
The Fuzzy and the Techie
Author: Scott Hartley
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
“Scott Hartley artfully explains why it is time for us to get over the false division between the human and the technical.” —Tim Brown, CEO of IDEO and author of Change by Design Scott Hartley first heard the terms fuzzy and techie while studying political science at Stanford University. If you majored in humanities or social sciences, you were a fuzzy. If you majored in computer or hard sciences, you were a techie. While Silicon Valley is generally considered a techie stronghold, the founders of companies like Airbnb, Pinterest, Slack, LinkedIn, PayPal, Stitch Fix, Reddit, and others are all fuzzies—in other words, people with backgrounds in the liberal arts. In this brilliantly counterintuitive book, Hartley shatters assumptions about business and education today: learning to code is not enough. The soft skills—curiosity, communication, and collaboration, along with an understanding of psychology and society’s gravest problems—are central to why technology has value. Fuzzies are the instrumental stewards of robots, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. They offer a human touch that is of equal—if not greater—importance in our technology-led world than what most techies can provide. For anyone doubting whether a well-rounded liberal arts education is practical in today’s world, Hartley’s work will come as an inspiring revelation. Finalist for the 2016 Financial Times/McKinsey Bracken Bower Prize A Financial Times Business Book of the Month
New fundamental forces of Nature? New forms of "dark'' energy? Signals from epochs preceding the Big Bang? Is our space-time unique? Only a joint study of the three topics examined in this book – gravity, strings and particles – may provide answers to these questions. Such a study may also provide the key to solving one of the most fascinating mysteries of modern science, namely: Besides time and the three spatial dimensions, how many other dimensions exist in our universe? The book is primarily addressed to readers who do not necessarily have a specific background in physics but are nevertheless interested in discovering the originality and the possible implications of some of the amazing ideas in modern theoretical physics. The emphasis is on conveying ideas rather than explaining formulas, focusing not on what is known but -- mainly -- on what is still unknown. Many parts of the book are devoted to fundamental theoretical models and results which are potentially highly relevant for a deeper understanding of Nature, but are still waiting to be confirmed (or disproved) by experiments. From this point of view, the material of this book may also be of interest to professional physicists, whether or not they work in the field of fundamental interactions.
Author: Iris Vanders, Paul F. Kerr
Author: Pietro Bellasi
Contient diverses oeuvres valaisannes provenant du Musée d'art, du Musée d'histoire, de la Médathèque Valais, Sion.
Author: Michelangelo Pistoletto
Publisher: Marsilio Editori Spa
In March 2004 Turin University granted Pistoletto an honorary degree in Political Science. On that occasion Pistoletto publicly announced the most recent phase of his work, The Third Paradise, the symbol of which is the New Infinity Sign. What is the third paradise? It is a global artistic project that faces the universal problem of humanity's survival; it is the attempt to get the entire humanity to take its responsibilities in giving life back to earth. It is, most of all, the visionary view of an artist. The biblical reference does not have any religious purpose, but is used to give force and meaning to the concept of responsible social change and to fuel a high ideal that unites, in a single endeavour, the arts, the sciences, economics, spirituality and politics.
Author: Giovanni Orsi, Lucia Civetta, Roberto Moretti
The densely populated Campi Flegrei resurgent caldera is one of the widest known, best studied and highly dangerous volcanoes of the world. This monograph will synthesize the current knowledge of this volcano, through different review chapters. The book consists of about 15 chapters, each on a specific aspect, authored by well-recognized experts. The volume attempts to cross the barriers between the volcanological, geological, geochemical and geophysical perspectives, with the aim of offering a comprehensive and up-to-date reference to earth-science scholars, as well as land planners and civil defence officers. The articles will cover the following general topics: -Geological and geophysical structure of the caldera -Magmatic and hydrothermal systems: architecture and dynamics -Caldera current state, monitoring and modelling -Volcanic and related hazards assessment -Urban inhabitation, present urbanization and geology