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A Companion to Wittgenstein on Education

by Jeff Stickney Michael A. Peters

This book, bringing together contributions by forty-five authors from fourteen countries, represents mostly new material from both emerging and seasoned scholars in the field of philosophy of education. Topics range widely both within and across the four parts of the book: Wittgenstein's biography and style as an educator and philosopher, illustrating the pedagogical dimensions of his early and late philosophy; Wittgenstein's thought and methods in relation to other philosophers such as Cavell, Dewey, Foucault, Hegel and the Buddha; contrasting investigations of training in relation to initiation into forms of life, emotions, mathematics and the arts (dance, poetry, film, and drama), including questions from theory of mind (nativism vs. initiation into social practices), neuroscience, primate studies, constructivism and relativity; and the role of Wittgenstein's philosophy in religious studies and moral philosophy, as well as their profound impact on his own life. This collection explores Wittgenstein not so much as a philosopher who provides a method for teaching or analyzing educational concepts but rather as one who approaches philosophical questions from a pedagogical point of view. Wittgenstein's philosophy is essentially pedagogical: he provides pictures, drawings, analogies, similes, jokes, equations, dialogues with himself, questions and wrong answers, experiments and so on, as a means of shifting our thinking, or of helping us escape the pictures that hold us captive.

Anti-money Laundering Law: Socio-legal Perspectives on the Effectiveness of German Practices

by Verena Zoppei

In the aftermath of recent multiple leaks such as the Panama Papers, the Swiss leaks, and the Bahama leaks, this book offers an interesting view on the underlying conflicting interests that impede the adoption of more effective legislation to stop money laundering by way of the financial system. The central position of the book is that the declared goals underlying the criminalization of money laundering have not been fulfilled. The effectiveness of the anti-money laundering regime in Germany is assessed by examining the indirect effects, collateral consequences, and positive interpretations of the law in action and of the law inaction; reducing the issue to a question of symbolic effectiveness does not reflect the complexity of the matter. What is demonstrated, is that the goals attributed to the regime were too ambitious, and that a lower degree of effectiveness has been accepted in order to balance the inherent political, economic and financial conflicting interests. Unlike other volumes focusing on this issue, this book deals with the implementation of the legislation and the consequences thereof, and is primarily aimed at legal sociologists, sociology of law researchers, criminal lawyers, criminologists with an interest in white collar crime and political scientists studying measures against illicit financial flows and the concrete implementation of anti-money laundering laws. The book will also be of interest to policymakers and consultants, as well as policymakers and consultants at a German level for instance working on improving the instruments to fight organized crime and preventing the financing of terrorism through money laundering. The complexity of the anti-money laundering regime and all the variables are exhaustively and critically reviewed in the assessment, thereby providing complete instructions for future legislative steps. The case study regarding the situation in Germany maximizes readers' insights into concrete effects of the implementation of international anti-money laundering standards at a national level, and the opinions of professionals working in the field and of experts on the law-making process are also illumination. Moreover, the book equips non-German speakers with the information needed to deal with the extensive German legal scholarly production on article 261 of the German criminal code and the current internal political debate on the matter.

The Baby-Sitters Club #36: Jessi's Baby-Sitter

by Ann M. Martin

When Jessi's mom goes back to work, Aunt Cecilia moves in with the Ramseys to help out. Jessi is mortified that she has a baby-sitter and can't stand her aunt's bossy ways.

The Baby-Sitters Club Super Special #10: Sea City, Here We Come

by Ann M. Martin

Every summer the Pikes rent a house right on the ocean in Sea City, New Jersey. And they bring two sitters along to take care of the Pike kids. Only this time, the whole entire Baby-sitters Club is going! Mary Anne shows Logan all the sites - the beach, the boardwalk, the infamous Tunnel of Luv. Mallory gets asked out on a date (except it's with Stacey's ex-boyfriend!). And Jessi's busy being Sea City's Super Sitter. In fact, the Baby-sitters are having so much fun, no one's noticed that a gigantic hurricane named Bill is headed straight for Sea City!

The Baby-Sitters Club Super Special #9: Starring the Baby-Sitters Club!

by Ann M. Martin

With Kristy in the title role in her school's production of Peter Pan, the show is certain to be a hit--that is, until Dawn interrupts rehearsals with the charge that the play is sexist.

El Ángel de las Tormentas (La Ley del Milenio 2)

by Trudi Canavan

Vuelve la autora de las «Crónicas del mago negro» con una nueva e irresistible aventura fantástica: la esperadísima segunda entrega de la trilogía «La Ley del Milenio» ya está aquí. Y promete llevarte aún más lejos de lo que lo hizo la primera. Un oscuro peligro acecha... Tyen se ha convertido en profesor de magia en una respetada escuela. Aunque no va a ejercer durante mucho tiempo. Corre el rumor de que el temible Soberano de Todos los Mundos ha vuelto y que piensa imponer las antiguas leyes que incluyen la prohibición de las escuelas de magia. Asustados, alumnos y maestros huyen, pero Tyen debe cumplir la promesa que le hizo a Vella, la joven hechicera que alguien convirtió en libro: debe liberarla. Por su parte, Rielle, que empezaba a acostumbrarse a su nueva vida como artista del tapiz, tendrá que renunciar a ella por culpa de una terrible guerra que amenaza con destruirlo todo.Cuando la derrota empiece a ser evidente, el poderoso Ángel de las Tormentas hará acto de presencia e invitará a Rielle a unirse a la corte de artistas de su reino celestial. Pero ¿qué querrá a cambio de tan extraordinaria oferta? Reseñas:«Épico, vívido y muy creíble.»The Guardian «La estrella de la escena literaria de fantasía regresa con una nueva trilogía mágica para deleitar a los lectores fieles y a los recién llegados por igual.»SciFiNow «Lectura obligada para los fans de los anteriores trabajos de Canavan y para los fans del género fantástico en general.»Press Association «Es fácil entender por qué las novelas de Trudi Canavan entran tan a menudo en las listas de bestsellers. Su estilo fácil y fluido las convierte en lectura amena.»SFX «Una historia fácil de leer, con prosa fluida, giros argumentales, informaciones dosificadas y una historia de amor.»Fantífica.com «Es una novela que tiene doble posibilidades de encantarte. Tiene fantasía, leyendas, romances y mucho más.»Blog Mi oasis de palabras

Espérame en la última página

by Sofía Rhei

¿Tiene la literatura la capacidad de curar? Esta novela nos muestra que estar con la persona inadecuada puede convertirnos en inadecuados y que la vida siempre nos presenta una segunda oportunidad, solo hay que encontrar el libro apropiado. Este podría ser el tuyo. Hay novelas que sirven de bálsamo y otras que provocan catarsis, títulos que proporcionan alegría y otros que ayudan a procesar la tristeza. Dentro de los libros habitan claves que pueden dar sentido al pasado o iluminar el camino al futuro. Todos nos hemos enamorado alguna vez de la persona equivocada. Silvia también. Ella descubrió que, a veces, un libro puede ser la mejor medicina. Silvia está a punto de cumplir cuarenta años y vive en París. Es la amante de Alain, un hombre casado que cada noche le cuenta la misma historia para retenerla; ella, a pesar de saber que ese cuento no es cierto, cae una y otra vez en la tentación de creerle. Su mejor amiga la convence para que visite a un entusiasta y enigmático consejero capaz de curar a través de la literatura. Gracias a autores como Oscar Wilde, Italo Calvino, Gustave Flaubert, Terry Pratchett o Mary Shelley , Silvia aprenderá valiosas lecciones, que de poco servirán cuando Alain reaparezca y disuelva lo que ella había construido: «Me equivoqué. Te necesito, no sabes cuánto». Y ella volverá a caer en sus redes como una polilla en una lámpara de camping. Gracias al poder de las historias, Silvia se enfrentará a las páginas oscuras de su propia vida, a todas esas zonas borrosas de sí misma. Pero en ese camino de baldosas multicolores también aparecerán obstáculos... Críticas:«El misterio del amor y la magia de la literatura. Dos de mis ingredientes favoritos reunidos en una historia que me ha seducido desde la primera página.»Carla Montero «Una preciosa historia sobre el poder sanador de los libros en la que París y las emociones brillan en cada página.»Elisabet Benavent

Pygmalion

by George Bernard Shaw

One of George Bernard Shaw's best-known plays, Pygmalion was a rousing success on the London and New York stages, an entertaining motion picture and a great hit with its musical version, My Fair Lady. An updated and considerably revised version of the ancient Greek legend of Pygmalion and Galatea, the 20th-century story pokes fun at the antiquated British class system. In Shaw's clever adaptation, Professor Henry Higgins, a linguistic expert, takes on a bet that he can transform an awkward cockney flower seller into a refined young lady simply by polishing her manners and changing the way she speaks. In the process of convincing society that his creation is a mysterious royal figure, the Professor also falls in love with his elegant handiwork.The irresistible theme of the emerging butterfly, together with Shaw's brilliant dialogue and splendid skills as a playwright, have made Pygmalion one of the most popular comedies in the English language. A staple of college drama courses, it is still widely performed.

Essential Italian Grammar

by Olga Ragusa

In this very useful manual, Dr. Ragusa has presented all the Italian really needed in everyday life and contemporary situations, without devoting space to the intricacies of literary, archaic, and poetic forms that you are not likely to need.It is remarkable how readily Italian grammar lends itself to this form of essential grammar, for within this book Miss Ragusa has presented her material with such clarity that you will probably remember most of what you have read after a single reading. Among the unusual features of this presentation are an extremely clear statement of the complex pronoun situation, an easily followed analysis of the various verb tenses and moods, and a most useful discussion of the many verb idioms that are so important in Italian.All the major aspects of Italian grammar are presented in logical, developmental order: vocabulary, vocabulary building, word order, turning negative sentences into positive and vice versa, forming questions, nouns, articles, prepositions, adjectives, adverbs, verbs, verbal idioms, and whatever else is necessary to a knowledge of essential Italian. An appendix contains clear definitions of all the grammatical terms used in the book.Essential Italian Grammar is not a simplified grammar, not an abridged grammar, but a selected grammar for adult use, with emphasis upon explanation rather than rote memory, and with inclusion of much phrase material for examples. It can be used as a supplement to a course, as an introduction, or as a refresher for those who have already studied Italian.

Essential English Grammar

by Philip Gucker

This English grammar has been specially designed for readers with limited learning time, who wish to gain command of all the important points of grammar needed for everyday speech and comprehension, yet who do not wish to be unnecessarily burdened with archaic, highly literary, or seldom used forms. Summarizing all the major constructions, principles, and basic terminology, this book will provide readers with a firm foundation in essential English grammar.The text proceeds in easy, natural steps, beginning with simple sentence structure and advancing logically to more difficult constructions. More than 600 practice exercises and solutions make this an excellent home-study text. Organized with clarity and emphasizing explanation rather than rote memorization, this selective grammar can be used effectively as a course supplement, as an introduction for beginners, or as a reference for students and teachers.

Essential Portuguese Grammar

by Alexander Da Prista

This is the first Portuguese grammar designed specifically for adults with limited learning time, who have as their objective simple, everyday communication. The author covers the most important points of Portuguese grammar in the clearest possible way, concentrating upon the expressions that you would be most likely to use. All grammatical rules are illustrated with phrases and sentences that you can incorporate directly into your working vocabulary, and hints are generously sprinkled throughout, showing you how to replace difficult constructions with simpler ones.Constantly drawing comparisons with English construction, it presents in logical order all the major aspects of Portuguese grammar: word order, forming questions, nouns and articles, adjectives and adverbs, possessives, demonstrative adjectives and pronouns, how to form negatives, personal pronouns, conjunctions and prepositions, how to conjugate verbs in the major tenses, prepositions and infinitives, and so on.This grammar does not assume prior knowledge of either Portuguese grammar or of grammatical terms: one section is devoted to the definition of all grammatical terms used in the book.This is not a simplified study, but rather a selected grammar for adult use that points out many time-saving short cuts. It can be used alone either as a beginner or as a refresher course in Portuguese grammar or it can be an ideal supplement to a phrase book or record course for home study or class use. Contains four appendices covering regular conjugations, orthographic-changing verbs, and irregular verbs. Glossary of grammatical terms. Index.

Engineering Crystallography: From Molecule to Crystal to Functional Form

by Rui Tamura Robert Docherty Kevin J. Roberts

This book highlights the current state-of-the-art regarding the application of applied crystallographic methodologies for understanding, predicting and controlling the transformation from the molecular to crystalline state with the latter exhibiting pre-defined properties. This philosophy is built around the fundamental principles underpinning the three inter-connected themes of Form (what), Formation (how) and Function (why). Topics covered include: molecular and crystal structure, chirality and ferromagnetism, supramolecular assembly, defects and reactivity, morphology and surface energetics. Approaches for preparing crystals and nano-crystals with novel physical, chemical and mechanical properties include: crystallisation, seeding, phase diagrams, polymorphic control, chiral separation, ultrasonic techniques and mechano-chemistry. The vision is realised through examination of a range of advanced analytical characterisation techniques including in-situ studies. The work is underpinned through an unprecedented structural perspective of molecular features, solid-state packing arrangements and surface energetics as well as in-situ studies. This work will be of interest to researchers, industrialists, intellectual property specialists and policy makers interested in the latest developments in the design and supply of advanced high added-value organic solid-form materials and product composites.

Das Ressourcentagebuch

by Nils F. Töpfer Anne Katrin Risch Gabriele Wilz

In diesem Buch erfahren Psychotherapeuten, Berater und Coaches, wie sie mithilfe eines strukturierten Tagebuchs die Ressourcen ihrer Patienten und Klienten als positive Potentiale zur Befriedigung der psychischen Grundbed#65533;rfnisse aktivieren k#65533;nnen. Das Ressourcentagebuch umfasst 12 Fragen, die 7 Ressourcenbereichen zugeordnet sind (Wohlbefinden, Allgemeine Kraftquellen, Selbstwertquellen, Positive Selbstschemata, Dankbarkeit, Zielentwicklung, Bindung). Das Tagebuch wird #65533;ber einen Zeitraum von 4 Wochen gef#65533;hrt; es ist Bestandteil des Buchs und steht zus#65533;tzlich zum Download zur Verf#65533;gung. Die Autoren erl#65533;utern die theoretischen und empirischen Grundlagen sowie den Aufbau und die Anwendung des Ressourcentagebuchs. Die leicht anwendbare und effiziente Schreibintervention kann st#65533;rungs#65533;bergreifend als eigenst#65533;ndige Strategie oder methoden#65533;bergreifend als Erg#65533;nzung zur Ressourcenaktivierung f#65533;r verschiedene Altersgruppen in der Pr#65533;vention, Beratung und Therapie eingesetzt werden. Geschrieben f#65533;r Psychologische Psychotherapeuten, Psychiater, psychosomatisch t#65533;tige #65533;rzte, Berater und Coaches.

Kompendium Orthopädische Bildgebung

by Nikolaus Streich Marc-André Weber

Dieses Kompendium zur radiologischen Bildgebung in der Orthop#65533;die umfasst die wesentlichen Bereiche der Bildgebung, die dem Radiologen und dem Orthop#65533;den/Unfallchirurgen in der t#65533;glichen Praxis begegnen: #65533; dem Orthop#65533;den/Unfallchirurgen in der Form, dass er radiologische Untersuchungen anfordern und Fremdbilder begutachten muss und #65533; dem Radiologen insofern, als dass er f#65533;r orthop#65533;dische Probleme geeignete Bildgebungen durchf#65533;hren und im richtigen Kontext befunden soll. Das Gesamtkonzept des Buches ist auf Interdisziplinarit#65533;t ausgerichtet. Dargestellt wird: #65533; was der Orthop#65533;de/Unfallchirurg bei der dezidierten Bildgebung vom Radiologen wissen m#65533;chte und #65533; was der Radiologen dem Orthop#65533;den/Unfallchirurgen mit welcher Methode mitteilen kann und welche Informationen er dazu ben#65533;tigt. Ausdr#65533;cklich verzichten die Herausgeber dabei auf die Vollst#65533;ndigkeit der dargestellten Themen: so ist die Frakturlehre und deren Behandlung bis auf die ausbleibende Knochenheilung nicht Thema dieses Buches.

Körperliche Aktivität und Gesundheit

by Winfried Banzer

Dieses Buch stellt dar, wie hilfreich Bewegung und Sport bei Krankheiten sein kann, wie die Lebensqualität von Patienten gesteigert wird und Aktivität zudem als präventive Maßnahme dient. Neben den Grundlagen der Trainingslehre und der sportmedizinischen Aspekte wird ausführlich auf den Einsatz von körperlicher Bewegung bei diversen Grunderkrankungen und somatischen Störungen eingegangen. Das Buch richtet sich an Ärzte, die ihre Patienten zum einen bzgl. sportlicher Betätigung bei verschiedenen Erkrankungen beraten und zum anderen entsprechende Angebot bieten möchten. Außerdem gibt es einen Überblick über die zahlreichen Einsatzmöglichkeiten von körperlicher Aktivität über die gesamte Lebensspanne hinweg.

Lean Management im Unternehmensalltag

by Aaron D. Brückner Markus H. Dahm

Dieses Buch zeigt mit konsequentem Praxisbezug, wie vier erfolgreiche und etablierte Unternehmen mittels Lean Management wettbewerbsf#65533;hig werden und bleiben: Lufthansa Technik, Philips Medical Systems, Raytheon Ansch#65533;tz und Single Temperiertechnik. Manager, Trainer, Berater und Mitarbeiter, die Verantwortung f#65533;r eine Lean-Initiative tragen, erkennen sich wieder und werden vielf#65533;ltig inspiriert. Die 20 wichtigsten Lean-Tools werden vorgestellt und die Verantwortlichen sprechen offen und ehrlich #65533;ber die Schmerzen eines Lean Deployments. Schlie#65533;lich beurteilen und bewerten Fachexperten von Daimler, Lumics, Miele und Staufen das Vorgehen der jeweiligen Unternehmen und erl#65533;utern in Interviews, was sie ggf. anders gemacht h#65533;tten. Der Leser reflektiert und gewinnt durch die Betrachtungsweise der Fachexperten eine weitere Perspektive.

Towards Autonomous Robotic Systems

by Constantina Lekakou Yaochu Jin Saber Fallah Yang Gao

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 18th Annual Conference on Towards Autonomous Robotics, TAROS 2017, held in Guildford, UK, in July 2017. The 43 revised full papers presented together with 13 short papers were carefully reviewed and selected from 66 submissions. The papers discuss robotics research drawn from a wide and diverse range of topics, such as swarm and multi-robotic systems; human-robot interaction; robotic learning and imitation; robot navigation, planning and safety; humanoid and bio-inspired robots; mobile robots and vehicles; robot testing and design; detection and recognition; learning and adaptive behaviours; interaction; soft and reconfigurable robots; and service and industrial robots.

Digital Economy. Emerging Technologies and Business Innovation

by Anton Nijholt Rym Srarfi Tabbane Mohamed Anis Bach Tobji Osmar R. Zaïane Rim Jallouli

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the Second International Conference on Digital Economy, ICDEc 2017, held in Sidi Bou Said, Tunisia, in May 2017. The 18 papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 46 submissions. The theme of ICDEc 2017 was "Digital Economy: Emerging Technologies and Business Innovation". The conference offered a number of sessions discussing innovative research focusing on emerging technologies which support the digital transformation of business and the economy: digital marketing, digital economy and e-learning, data science and security, and uncertainty in Web data.

Cloud Computing and Services Science

by Jorge Cardoso Victor Méndez Muñoz Donald Ferguson Markus Helfert

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The Baby-Sitters Club #35: Stacey and the Mystery of Stoneybrook

by Ann M. Martin

To a New York City girl like Stacey, the fact that an old--supposedly haunted--house in Stoneybrook is being torn down is no big deal. But then her friend Kristy discovers the house was built on a graveyard, and when Stacey sees a horrible face in one of the windows, she wonders if the house really could be haunted!

The Baby-Sitters Club #34: Mary Anne and Too Many Boys

by Ann M. Martin

Mary Anne and Stacey are in Sea City working as mother's helpers for the Pike family. When each of the girls meets up with her boyfriend from last summer, things start to get complicated.

The Baby-Sitters Club #33: Claudia and the Great Search

by Ann M. Martin

Claudia, who has always been very different from her sister, comes to the conclusion that she must be adopted.

Banderas en la niebla

by Javier Reverte

Una historia real escrita con los rasgos de una novela.Un libro excepcional sobre la Guerra Civil Española. Diciembre de 1936. España arde en una encarnizada guerra y, en muchos lugares, se pelea pueblo por pueblo, casa por casa. Sin conocerse ni saber siquiera el uno del otro, dos hombres de orígenes muy distintos van a encontrarse en una misma suerte: un sangriento enfrentamiento en las sierras jienenses de Lopera, donde el destino unirá sus nombres para siempre. José García Carranza, «El Algabeño», es un torero sevillano, mujeriego y falangista, que se une desde primera hora a los sublevados y participa de manera activa en la represión del pueblo andaluz al frente de los «caballistas» de ultraderecha. John Cornford, estudiante en la Universidad de Cambridge y bisnieto de Charles Darwin, es un joven poeta insuflado de espíritu romántico que, en pleno estalinismo, se convierte en uno de los primeros voluntarios en alistarse en las Brigadas Internacionales. El dibujo de sus biografías, magistralmente trazado por Javier Reverte, nos muestra dos de las caras de aquel épico conflicto bélico: la de una España tradicional hundida en un mundo de valores del pasado y la de unos jóvenes que, imbuidos de ideas revolucionarias, vinieron a luchar a España.

No eres lo que busco

by Laura Mavor

Con una escritura vertiginosa, unos protagonistas originales y carismáticos y una trama adictiva de plena actualidad, Laura Mavor irrumpe en el panorama literario con un thriller policíaco perfectamente armado que se lee con la velocidad de un disparo. ¿Qué pasaría si en lugar de encontrar en internet tu cita perfecta encuentras al asesino perfecto? En una pequeña ciudad costera de Castellón, donde nunca pasa nada, una escritora de mediana edad ha quedado con un joven a través de la aplicación de móvil para ligar más popular del mercado. Cuando llega a la cita, en casa del chico, encuentra su cadáver desnudo y grotescamente manipulado. La teniente Miranda Vega, una guardia civil madura, experimentada y con un ácido sentido del humor, y su nuevo compañero, el sargento Christian Ballesteros, un novato ingenuo y de buen corazón, liderarán la investigación del asesinato del chico, lo que destapará un sórdido mundo de intereses mafiosos, fundamentalismos religiosos y fetichismos sexuales en lo que hasta entonces había sido una pacífica localidad turística.

Paradise Lost

by John A. Himes John Milton

Milton's great 17th-century epic draws upon Bible stories and classical mythology to explore the meaning of existence, as understood by people of the Western world. Its roots lie in the Genesis account of the world's creation and the first humans; its focus is a poetic interpretation "Of Man's first disobedience, and the fruit / Of that forbidden tree whose mortal taste / Brought death into the world, and all our woe / With loss of Eden."In sublime poetry of extraordinary beauty, Milton's poem references tales from Ovid's Metamorphoses, the Iliad and Odyssey, and Virgil's Aeneid. But one need not be a classical scholar to appreciate Paradise Lost. In addition to its imaginative use of language, the poem features a powerful and sympathetic portrait of Lucifer, the rebel angel who frequently outshines his moral superiors. With Milton's deft use of irony, the devil makes evil appear good, just as satanic practices may seem attractive at first glance.Paradise Lost has exercised enormous influence on generations of artists and their works, ranging from the Romantic poets William Blake and Percy Bysshe Shelley to Joseph Haydn's oratorio The Creation and J. R. R. Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings.

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