Download Fundamentals of Spatial Information Systems (Apic Studies in by Robert Laurini, Derek Thompson PDF

By Robert Laurini, Derek Thompson

The learn and alertness of spatial details platforms were built essentially from using pcs within the geosciences. those platforms have the primary services of shooting, storing, representing, manipulating, and showing info in 2-D and 3-D worlds. This ebook methods its topic from the views of informatics and geography, featuring equipment of conceptual modeling constructed in desktop technological know-how that offer important aids for resolving spatial difficulties. This publication is an important textbook for either scholars and practitioners. it truly is vital for educational geographers, machine scientists, and the GIS specialist. Key beneficial properties* Serves because the first accomplished textbook at the box of Spatial details structures (also often called Geographic details Systems)* includes wide illustrations* provides quite a few specific examples

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Download The Russian Revolution in Retreat, 1920-24: Soviet Workers by Simon Pirani PDF

By Simon Pirani

The Russian revolution of 1917 was once a defining occasion of the 20th century, and its achievements and screw ups stay debatable within the twenty-first. This ebook makes a speciality of the retreat from the revolution’s goals in 1920–24, after the civil battle and before everything of the recent monetary coverage – and particularly, at the turbulent dating among the operating category and the Communist occasion in these years.  It relies on large unique learn of the activities and reactions of the social gathering management and ranks, of dissidents and participants of alternative events, and of exchange union activists and usual manufacturing unit employees. It discusses working-class collective motion ahead of, in the course of and after the problem of 1921, while the Bolsheviks have been faced through the insurrection on the Kronshtadt naval base and different protest routine. This e-book argues that the operating classification was once politically expropriated by means of the Bolshevik get together, as democratic our bodies resembling soviets and manufacturing unit committees have been disadvantaged of decision-making strength; it examines how the recent Soviet ruling category started to take form. It indicates how a few employee activists concluded that the foundations of 1917 were betrayed, whereas others authorized a social agreement, lower than which staff have been guaranteed of advancements in residing criteria in trade for elevated labour self-discipline and productiveness, and a quit of political strength to the party.  

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Download The Piece as a Whole: Studies in Holistic Musical Analysis by Hugh Aitken PDF

By Hugh Aitken

Designed to serve tune scholars on the collage point, this casual method of track concept relates the technical points of track with the expressive personality of the paintings. The process is holistic within the feel that it makes a speciality of the interrelationships among the piece as heard by way of a socially conditioned listener and the notated, played rating. The composers addressed are: Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Brahms, Wagner, Debussy, and Schoenberg. There are separate chapters at the difficulties of that means in tune and at the interdependence of aesthetic and moral value-judgments. This novel and interesting method of song thought can be a welcome boost to the musical research literature.

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Download Aufgaben politischer Bildung in der Sekundarstufe I: Studien by Christa Händle, Detlef Oesterreich, Luitgard Trommer PDF

By Christa Händle, Detlef Oesterreich, Luitgard Trommer

Wöchentlich knapp eine Stunde politischen Unterrichts erhalten Schüler und Schülerinnen der Sekundarstufe I an deutschen Schulen. Das Buch untersucht, welches Wissen und welche Fähigkeiten die Lernenden sich unter diesen Bedingungen erwerben können, um verantwortlich an der politischen Meinungsbildung und an der Gestaltung einer demokratischen Gesellschaft mitzuwirken. Die Projektgruppe Civic schooling des Berliner Max-Planck-Instituts für Bildungsforschung hat im Rahmen eines internationalen Forschungsprojektes, an dem sich über 20 Länder beteiligen, den Stand der politischen Bildung in Deutschland erforscht. Untersucht wurden:
- die Vorgaben der Lehrpläne sämtlicher Bundesländer,
- die Einschätzungen von Experten und Expertinnen aus unterschiedlichen Handlungsfeldern zu den Zielen politischer Bildung in der Sekundarstufe I und zu ihrer Realisierung, sowie
- die Projektdokumentationen, die 1995 zum Förderprogramm Demokratisch Handeln eingereicht wurden.
Das Buch enthält zusätzlich einen Anhang über wichtige Einrichtungen und Veröffentlichungen zur politischen Bildung. Dadurch spricht es auch Studierende der politischen Wissenschaft an, die dieses Fach unterrichten wollen.

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Download Situated Learning: Legitimate Peripheral Participation by Etienne Wenger, Jean Lave PDF

By Etienne Wenger, Jean Lave

During this very important theoretical treatise, Jean Lave, anthropologist, and Etienne Wenger, desktop scientist, push ahead the idea of located learning--that studying is fundamentally a social process and never exclusively within the learner's head.

The authors retain that studying considered as located job has as its relevant defining attribute a technique they name valid peripheral participation. newbies perform groups of practitioners, relocating towards complete participation within the sociocultural practices of a group. valid peripheral participation offers how to discuss an important family among rookies and oldtimers and approximately their actions, identities, artifacts, wisdom and perform.

The groups mentioned within the ebook are midwives, tailors, quartermasters, butchers, and recuperating alcoholics, even though, the method through which individuals in these groups examine could be generalized to different social teams.

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Download Higher Education Assessments: Leadership Matters (The by Gary L. Kramer, Randy L. Swing, Raymond Barclay, Trudy Bers, PDF

By Gary L. Kramer, Randy L. Swing, Raymond Barclay, Trudy Bers, Bryan D. Bradley, Peter J. Gray, Coral Hanson, Trav D. Johnson, Jillian Kinzie, Thomas E. Miller, John Muffo, Danny Olsen, Russell T. Osguthorpe, John H. Schuh, Kay H. Smith, Vasti Torres

Better schooling tests: management issues displays the paintings of a pick out staff of researchers, students, and practitioners in larger schooling review with the objective of determining innovations that support senior campus leaders as they reply to the demanding situations of a altering monetary panorama and political weather. The individuals, specialists within the box, deliver to the leading edge key matters appropriate to advancing exams in better education-principles that culminate in enhancing pupil studying and improvement. Kramer and Swing supply a device for presidents, vice presidents, provosts, and deans to figure out which components of evaluate subject so much of their associations and the way they could degree growth in aligning claims with results. The participants deftly tackle review in scholar affairs, documentation of pupil studying, pupil engagement to bridge learner results, review within the disciplines, exams that could remodel a tradition, and placing scholars first as companions within the studying company. In doing so, they've got involved in what a campus president and his or her group want to know and do to guide evaluation effectively on campus and as they set the tone for and facilitate institutional tests.

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