Understanding USA


Author: Richard Saul Wurman

Publisher: Rswinc


Category: History

Page: 324

View: 8782

Consists of statistical graphs that explain the state of America at the Millennium.

Understanding the USA

A Cross-cultural Perspective


Author: Peter Funke

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783878083368

Category: Cross-cultural studies

Page: 324

View: 8241

USA History and Concepts Or Understanding Accounting History and Concepts


Author: Walter S Sokol CPA, MBA

Publisher: Osmora Incorporated

ISBN: 2765911002

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 35

View: 6662

The question to ask is “Why is it important to understand the concepts of accounting? This book does not intend to transform the reader into a CPA or accounting Superstar. But rather provides a platform to individuals who find themselves intimidated by accounting types in a corporate meeting, or a student entering a business program or an individual who wants to follow a dream by opening a business but needs to understand the importance of gathering good information to make good business decisions. Know the difference between Custodial accounting and Managerial accounting. Learn about the Father of Accounting. As we know, the rate of new businesses succeeding is low. New business owners must have good business plans in place and anticipate and plan for new business costs. The author envisions this book to be designed as one small step in helping individuals understand how sound business decisions are made. It is is intended to be the first step in self-education on accounting concepts.

1967 Annual Supplement


Author: John B. Simeone,Alfred de Grazia,Carl E. Martinson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1489952357

Category: Political Science

Page: 1479

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Bridging Educational Leadership, Curriculum Theory and Didaktik

Non-affirmative Theory of Education


Author: Michael Uljens,Rose M. Ylimaki

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319586505

Category: Education

Page: 474

View: 2089

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This volume argues for the need of a common ground that bridges leadership studies, curriculum theory, and Didaktik. It proposes a non-affirmative education theory and its core concepts along with discursive institutionalism as an analytical tool to bridge these fields. It concludes with implications of its coherent theoretical framing for future empirical research. Recent neoliberal policies and transnational governance practices point toward new tensions in nation state education. These challenges affect governance, leadership and curriculum, involving changes in aims and values that demand coherence. Yet, the traditionally disparate fields of educational leadership, curriculum theory and Didaktik have developed separately, both in terms of approaches to theory and theorizing in USA, Europe and Asia, and in the ways in which these theoretical traditions have informed empirical studies over time. An additional aspect is that modern education theory was developed in relation to nation state education, which, in the meantime, has become more complicated due to issues of ‘globopolitanism’. This volume examines the current state of affairs and addresses the issues involved. In doing so, it opens up a space for a renewed and thoughtful dialogue to rethink and re-theorize these traditions with non-affirmative education theory moving beyond social reproduction and social transformation perspectives.

The Exposed City

Mapping the Urban Invisibles


Author: Nadia Amoroso

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136997113

Category: Science

Page: 192

View: 7805

There is a vast amount of information about a city which is invisible to the human eye – crime levels, transportation patterns, cell phone use and air quality to name just a few. If a city was able to be defined by these characteristics, what form would it take? How could it be mapped? Nadia Amoroso tackles these questions by taking statistical urban data and exploring how they could be transformed into innovative new maps. The "unseen" elements of the city are examined in groundbreaking images throughout the book, which are complemented by interviews with Winy Maas and James Corner, comments by Richard Saul Wurman, and sections by the SENSEable City Lab group and Mark Aubin, co-founder of Google Earth.

Understanding the Social Economy of the United States


Author: Laurie Mook,John R. Whitman,Jack Quarter,Ann Armstrong

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1442663952

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 416

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Understanding the Social Economy of the United States is a comprehensive introduction to the operation and study of organizations with social goals – public sector nonprofits, civil society organizations, social enterprises, cooperatives and other organizations with a social mission – under the rubric of the social economy. This text is rich in examples and case studies that explain the social economy framework in the context of the United States. The book not only highlights the differences between these organizations and traditional businesses, but also provides applied chapters on organizational development, strategic management and leadership, human resources, finance, and social accounting and accountability in social economy organizations. The perfect introduction to the social economy framework for students of nonprofit management, business, social entrepreneurship, and public policy, Understanding the Social Economy of the United States an invaluable resource for the classroom and for practitioners working in the social economy sector.

Health Care USA: Understanding Its Organization and Delivery


Author: Sultz,Kristina M. Young

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 9780763736255

Category: Medical

Page: 557

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Sixth Edition Available March 27! During the last few years, components of the health care system in the United States have changed more rapidly than ever before. New industry developments, health insurance changes, and major cost increases have significant implications for both providers and consumers. Changes in the Medicare program on which all other service charges are based, double digit premium increases by managed care companies, the growing number of uninsured, and a nation-wide movement among physicians to set up ambulatory diagnostic, surgical, and other treatment centers in competition with hospitals are changing the structure and operation of the U.S. health care system. The fifth edition of Health Care USA brings the reader up-to-date on these significant developments, as well as the technical, economic, political, and social forces responsible for these changes. Written from a public health or population perspective, new students of health administration will find this book exceptionally readable. Topics covered include: hospitals, ambulatory care, medical education, personnel, financing, managed care, long-term care, mental health services, research, the role of government, and much more.

The U. S. A. Answers

A Guide to Understanding


Author: Kenneth E. Beer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Questions and answers

Page: 248

View: 4010

Never Bet the Farm

How Entrepreneurs Take Risks, Make Decisions -- and How You Can, Too


Author: Anthony Iaquinto,Stephen Spinelli, Jr.

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118041000

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 8452

In Never Bet the Farm two leading entrepreneurs, Anthony Iaquinto and Stephen Spinelli, turn much of the so-called expert advice for entrepreneurs on its head. They show that by preparing for setbacks and using a framework that can help reduce risks and simplify decision making, entrepreneurs can increase their probability for success. They refute the idea that there is an ideal entrepreneurial “type,” and show that luck can be as important as a business plan in many enterprises. Above all, the authors emphasize that entrepreneurship is a career, not a one-time event, and winners are those who can keep themselves in the game. Never Bet the Farm is an easy-to-understand and attractive tool for anyone who has a business idea, but who might be wary of the risks implied in starting their own business.

Language Diversity in the USA


Author: Kim Potowski

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139491261

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: N.A

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What are the most widely spoken non-English languages in the USA? How did they reach the USA? Who speaks them, to whom, and for what purposes? What changes do these languages undergo as they come into contact with English? This book investigates the linguistic diversity of the USA by profiling the twelve most commonly used languages other than English. Each chapter paints a portrait of the history, current demographics, community characteristics, economic status, and language maintenance of each language group, and looks ahead to the future of each language. The book challenges myths about the 'official' language of the USA, explores the degree to which today's immigrants are learning English and assimilating into the mainstream, and discusses the relationship between linguistic diversity and national unity. Written in a coherent and structured style, Language Diversity in the USA is essential reading for advanced students and researchers in sociolinguistics, bilingualism, and education.

Vorbild USA?

Amerikanisierung von Universität und Wissenschaft in Westdeutschland 1945–1976


Author: Stefan Paulus

Publisher: Oldenbourg Verlag

ISBN: 348670656X

Category: History

Page: 617

View: 9904

Die aktuelle Debatte über die Reform der Hochschulen ist offensichtlich auf US-amerikanische Vorbilder ausgerichtet. Überraschen mag, dass diese Auseinandersetzung bis in die unmittelbare Nachkriegszeit zurückreicht. Stefan Paulus beleuchtet erstmals die amerikanisch-deutschen Interaktionen und den amerikanischen Einfluss auf die deutsche Universitäts- und Wissenschaftspolitik nach 1945. Unter kultur- und wissenschaftshistorischer Perspektive werden die Voraussetzungen, der Verlauf und die Ergebnisse des Reformdiskurses von der Besatzungszeit bis zur Verabschiedung des ersten Hochschulrahmengesetzes im Jahre 1976 analysiert. Die Orientierung an amerikanischen Vorbildern schwingt dabei stets mit.

Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics. Understanding Human Cognition

10th International Conference, EPCE 2013, Held as Part of HCI International 2013, Las Vegas, NV, USA, July 21-26, 2013, Proceedings


Author: Don Harris

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642393608

Category: Computers

Page: 377

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This two-volume set (LNAI 8019 and LNAI 8020) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Engineering Psychology and Cognitive Ergonomics, EPCE 2013, held as part of the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2013, held in Las Vegas, USA in July 2013, jointly with 12 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1666 papers and 303 posters presented at the HCII 2013 conferences was carefully reviewed and selected from 5210 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. The total of 81 contributions included in the EPCE proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this two-volume set. The papers included in this volume are organized in the following topical sections: cognitive issues in HCI; measuring and monitoring cognition; cognitive issues in complex environments; productivity, creativity, learning and collaboration.

Human Behavior Understanding

5th International Workshop, HBU 2014, Zurich, Switzerland, September 12, 2014, Proceedings


Author: Hyun Soo Park,Albert Ali Salah,Yong Jae Lee,Louis-Philippe Morency,Yaser Sheikh,Rita Cucchiara

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319118390

Category: Computers

Page: 117

View: 5058

This book constitutes the proceedings of the 5th International Workshop on Human Behavior Understanding, HBU 2014, held in Zurich, Switzerland, in September 2014. The 9 full papers presented in this volume were carefully reviewed and selected from 18 submissions. They are organized in topical sections named: social signals; face and affect; motion analysis; and multiparty interactions.

Medical Illuminations

Using Evidence, Visualization and Statistical Thinking to Improve Healthcare


Author: Howard Wainer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191646040

Category: Medical

Page: 184

View: 1733

Is it sensible to screen for breast or prostate cancer? Should the locations of cancer clusters be made available to the general public? When a doctor wants to perform major surgery and there's no chance for a second opinion, do you agree? The answers to these questions are not as black and white as they may first appear. Medical Illuminations presents thirteen contemporary medical topics, from the diminishing value of mammograms to how to decide if a hip needs to be replaced, to understanding cancer maps. In each case it illustrates how modern tools of statistical thinking and statistical graphics can illuminate our understanding. The goals are to solve some vexing problems that seem perplexing, and to make both the problems and their solutions clear to a non-technical audience. The aim is to ignite in the reader an understanding of statistical thinking, which, though subtle, can be learned without going through arcane mathematics. And, moreover, that learning about how to think in this way provides a huge payoff in the deeper understanding of our complex world.

Systems Biology Approaches to Understanding the Cause and Treatment of Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep Disorders


Author: Raimond L Winslow,Jennie Larkin,Pankaj Qasba

Publisher: Frontiers E-books

ISBN: 2889192490


Page: N.A

View: 7695

Development of powerful new high- throughput technologies for probing the transcriptome, proteome and metabolome is driving the rapid acquisition of information on the function of molecular systems. The importance of these achievements cannot be understated – they have transformed the nature of both biology and medicine. Despite this dramatic progress, one of the greatest challenges that continues to confront modern biology is to understand how behavior at the level of genome, proteome and metabolome determines physiological function at the level of cell, tissue and organ in both health and disease. Because of the inherent complexity of biological systems, the development, analysis, and validation of integrative computational models based directly on experimental data is necessary to achieve this understanding. This approach, known as systems biology, integrates computational and experimental approaches through iterative development of mathematical models and experimental validation and testing. The combination of these approaches allows for a mechanistic understanding of the function of complex biological systems in health and their dysfunction in disease. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) has recognized the importance of the systems biology approach for understanding normal physiology and perturbations associated with heart, lung, blood, and sleep diseases and disorders. In 2006, NHLBI announced the Exploratory Program in Systems Biology, followed in 2010 by the NHLBI Systems Biology Collaborations. The goal of these programs is to support collaborative teams of investigators in using experimental and computational strategies to integrate the component parts of biological networks and pathways into computational models that are based firmly on and validated using experimental data. These validated models are then applied to gain insights into the mechanisms of altered system function in disease, to generate novel hypotheses regarding these mechanisms that can be tested experimentally, and to then use the results of experiments to refine the models. The purpose of this Research Topic is to present the range of innovative, new approaches being developed by investigators working in areas of systems biology that couple experimental and modeling studies to understand the cause and possible treatment of heart, lung, blood and sleep diseases and disorders. This Research Topic will be of great interest to the cardiovascular research community as well as to the general community of systems biologists.