The New Measures

A Theological History of Democratic Practice

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Author: Ted A. Smith

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 052187131X

Category: History

Page: 340

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This 2007 book debates about religion and democracy through a cultural history of nineteenth-century revival practice.

The New Rules of Measurement

What Every Psychologist and Educator Should Know

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Author: Susan E. Embretson,Scott L. Hershberger

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 113570659X

Category: Psychology

Page: 291

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In this volume prominent scholars from both psychology and education describe how these new rules of measurement work and how they differ from the old rules. Several contributors have been involved in the recent construction or revision of a major test, while others are well-known for their theoretical contributions to measurement. The goal is to provide an integrated yet comprehensive reference source concerned with contemporary issues and approaches in testing and measurement.

Confidence and Security Building Measures in the New Europe

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Author: Zdzislaw Lachowski

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198297888

Category: History

Page: 224

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After the end of the cold war, confidence- and security-building measures (CSBMs) became a means to manage the changes that were taking place in Europe and to enhance cooperative relations among states based on partnership, mutual reassurance and transparency. This book reviews the evolution and use of CSBMs and other norm- and standard-setting measures, especially in time of crisis, and the attempts to streamline and improve their operation. CSBMs are now increasingly being used in European regional and sub-regional contexts.

The New Measures

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Author: A.F. Moritz

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 1770891897

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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Shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award: Poetry The follow up to The Sentinel, winner of the Griffin Poetry Prize, A.F. Moritz's The New Measures is a bold collection of fiery, passionate, visionary, and fiercely singing new work. These poems make unique music, by turns tender and forceful, terrified and assured, grateful and enraged. They revel in pleasure, and the thirst for more pleasure. And they insist on the hope -- perhaps paradoxical, perhaps impossible, yet never extinguished -- for the perfection of a world both natural and human. The New Measures makes fear and grief into prophecy and joy at each turn of phrase. It is a brilliant new work from one of our greatest poets.

On Concepts and Measures of Multifactor Productivity in Canada, 1961-1980

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Author: Alexandra Cas,Thomas K. Rymes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521024341

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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This book presents new estimates of the sources of economic growth in Canada. The experimental measures account for the reproductibility of capital inputs in an input-output framework and show that advances in technology are more important for economic growth than previously estimated. Traditional measures of multifactor productivity advance are also presented. Extensive comparisons relate the two approaches to each other and to a range of measures of structural change and labor productivity.

Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management

19th International Conference, EKAW 2014, Linköping, Sweden, November 24-28, 2014, Proceedings

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Author: Krzysztof Janowicz,Stefan Schlobach,Patrick Lambrix,Eero Hyvönen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319137042

Category: Computers

Page: 620

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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Knowledge Engineering and Knowledge Management, EKAW 2014, held in Linköping, Sweden, in November 2014. The 24 full papers and 21 short papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 138 submissions. The papers cover all aspects of eliciting, acquiring, modeling, and managing knowledge, the construction of knowledge-intensive systems and services for the Semantic Web, knowledge management, e-business, natural language processing, intelligent information integration, personal digital assistance systems, and a variety of other related topics.

The Measure of All Things

The Seven-Year Odyssey and Hidden Error That Transformed the World

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Author: Ken Alder

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 074324902X

Category: History

Page: 432

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In June 1792, amidst the chaos of the French Revolution, two intrepid astronomers set out in opposite directions on an extraordinary journey. Starting in Paris, Jean-Baptiste-Joseph Delambre would make his way north to Dunkirk, while Pierre-François-André Méchain voyaged south to Barcelona. Their mission was to measure the world, and their findings would help define the meter as one ten-millionth of the distance between the pole and the equator—a standard that would be used “for all people, for all time.” The Measure of All Things is the astonishing tale of one of history’s greatest scientific adventures. Yet behind the public triumph of the metric system lies a secret error, one that is perpetuated in every subsequent definition of the meter. As acclaimed historian and novelist Ken Alder discovered through his research, there were only two people on the planet who knew the full extent of this error: Delambre and Méchain themselves. By turns a science history, detective tale, and human drama, The Measure of All Things describes a quest that succeeded as it failed—and continues to enlighten and inspire to this day.