The Tyranny of the Discrete

The Tyranny of the Discrete
Author: John Duncan Marshall
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 172
Release: 1997
Genre: England
ISBN: UOM:39015040720016

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This book argues that in the work of trained historians, as well as amateurs, English local history is weakened by a pervasive antiquarianism: an obsession with detail as opposed to substance. It examines such antiquarianism and shows it to be educationally damaging and wasteful of resources. The author examines the development of the main concepts in local history, and shows the importance of comparative and regional study, pursued through an ongoing and developing debate. He condemns the use of local history merely as a 'quarry', and suggests that local residents, societies and followers of family history can be brought together in the study of a new form of people's history - one which reflects the life experiences of the people concerned, and only then moves back into other, less familiar periods.

The Tyranny of Change

The Tyranny of Change
Author: John Whiteclay Chambers
Publsiher: Rutgers University Press
Total Pages: 1084
Release: 2000
Genre: History
ISBN: 0813527996

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"While recognizing a "progressive ethos" - a mixture of idealistic vision and pragmatic reforms that characterized the period - Chambers elaborates the role of civic volunteerism as well as the state in achieving directed social change. He also emphasizes the importance of radical and conservative forces in shaping the so-called "Progressive Era.""--BOOK JACKET.

The Tyranny of the Two party System

The Tyranny of the Two party System
Author: Lisa Jane Disch
Publsiher: Columbia University Press
Total Pages: 215
Release: 2002
Genre: Political parties
ISBN: 9780231110358

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Democrats and Republicans: is this duopoly an immutable and indispensable aspect of American democracy? In this text Lisa Jane Disch argues that it is not. This is an impassioned and eloquent argument in favour of third parties.

International Encyclopedia of Education

International Encyclopedia of Education
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 6964
Release: 2009-04-17
Genre: Education
ISBN: 9780080448947

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The field of education has experienced extraordinary technological, societal, and institutional change in recent years, making it one of the most fascinating yet complex fields of study in social science. Unequalled in its combination of authoritative scholarship and comprehensive coverage, International Encyclopedia of Education, Third Edition succeeds two highly successful previous editions (1985, 1994) in aiming to encapsulate research in this vibrant field for the twenty-first century reader. Under development for five years, this work encompasses over 1,000 articles across 24 individual areas of coverage, and is expected to become the dominant resource in the field. Education is a multidisciplinary and international field drawing on a wide range of social sciences and humanities disciplines, and this new edition comprehensively matches this diversity. The diverse background and multidisciplinary subject coverage of the Editorial Board ensure a balanced and objective academic framework, with 1,500 contributors representing over 100 countries, capturing a complete portrait of this evolving field. A totally new work, revamped with a wholly new editorial board, structure and brand-new list of meta-sections and articles Developed by an international panel of editors and authors drawn from senior academia Web-enhanced with supplementary multimedia audio and video files, hotlinked to relevant references and sources for further study Incorporates ca. 1,350 articles, with timely coverage of such topics as technology and learning, demography and social change, globalization, and adult learning, to name a few Offers two content delivery options - print and online - the latter of which provides anytime, anywhere access for multiple users and superior search functionality via ScienceDirect, as well as multimedia content, including audio and video files

A History of Ancient Greek

A History of Ancient Greek
Author: Anastasios-Phoivos Christidēs,Maria Arapopoulou,Maria Chritē
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 43
Release: 2007-01-11
Genre: Foreign Language Study
ISBN: 9780521833073

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The Changing Face of English Local History

The Changing Face of English Local History
Author: R.C. Richardson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2018-05-08
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781351729598

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This title was first published in 2000. Practised since the Middle Ages, it is only over the course of the last century that English local history attained professional status. This text explores the rich historiography of the subject by presenting essays which show how it has been defined, approached and practised at different stages of its development from the 16th century to the present day. Essays on individual historians - Camden, Thoroton, Hasted and Milner - stand side by side with others documenting general trends. the editor's concluding essay offers comparisons and contrasts between the concept and practice of local history in England with the developments in the USA.

Legislated Rights

Legislated Rights
Author: Grégoire Webber,Paul Yowell,Richard Ekins
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 223
Release: 2018-03
Genre: Law
ISBN: 9781108426572

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Argues that legislatures are necessary for securing human rights, and opposes theories that locate that responsibility primarily with courts.

Paths of Innovation

Paths of Innovation
Author: David C. Mowery,Nathan Rosenberg
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 228
Release: 1999-10-28
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 0521646537

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In 1903 the Wright brothers' airplane travelled a couple of hundred yards. Today fleets of streamlined jets transport millions of people each day to cities worldwide. Between discovery and application, between invention and widespread use, there is a world of innovation, of tinkering, improvement and adaptation. This is the world David Mowery and Nathan Rosenberg map out in Paths of Innovation, a tour of the intersecting routes of technological change. Throughout their book, Mowery and Rosenberg demonstrate that the simultaneous emergence of new engineering and applied science disciplines in the universities, in tandem with growth in the Research and Development industry and scientific research, has been a primary factor in the rapid rate of technological change. Innovation and incentives to develop new, viable processes have led to the creation of new economic resources - which will determine the future of technological innovation and economic growth.