, "Get Writing: Paragraphs And Essays" is designed to develop students' confidence and skills as writers by engaging them in their own writing, through tapping into their personal interests with inventive assignments, prompts, and activities that help them focus their critical thinking skills. Like its successful predecessor, "Get Writing: Sentences And Paragraphs", this paragraph-to-essay text keeps students continually writing and provides them with examples that cover a wide variety of topics to appeal to students across the disciplines.
, This sentence to paragraph level developmental writing text will always give your students something to write about by offering four assignments in each chapter (even grammar chapters), assignments based on visual prompts, and guided question/revision strategy to help students focus their critical thinking skills. A complete handbook/reference section at end provides instant help for students.
, <p>Joseph Priestley (17331804) was arguably one of the most important and interesting English theorists to focus on the issue of political liberty during the English Enlightenment. His concept of freedom is of crucial importance to two of the major issues of his day: the right of dissenters to religious toleration, and the right of the American colonists to self-government. Despite the fundamental importance of both these themes in liberal political theory and their contemporary relevance to national self-determination, Priestleys writings lack a modern edition. This new collection will be the first to make accessible to students Priestleys Essay on the First Principles and The Present State of Liberty, which encapsulate his political ideology. An introduction and notes, together with guides to further reading and key figures in the text provide the student with all the material necessary for approaching Priestley.</p>
, George Brough started building motorcycles shortly after the First World War. The machines were named Brough Superior both to distinguish them from his father's Brough machines and to denote the highest levels of performance and quality of manufacture. Throughout the 1920s and 1930s, the name Brough Superior was synonymous with the very best in motorcycle design. The machines gained fame in the hands of riders such as Bert le Vack, Eric Fernihough, Noel Pope and, of course, T. E. Lawrence 'Lawrence of Arabia'. This book documents the full story of Brough and Brough Superior from the early years of the twentieth century through to the end of production in the Second World War, and post-war attempts at revival.
, The literature on governmentality has had a major impact across the social sciences over the past decade, and much of this has drawn upon the pioneering work by Peter Miller and Nikolas Rose. This volume will bring together key papers from their work for the first time, including those that set out the basic frameworks, concepts and ethos of this approach to the analysis of political power and the state, and others that analyse specific domains of the conduct of conduct, from marketing to accountancy, and from the psychological management of organizations to the government of economic life. <br><p>Bringing together empirical papers on the government of economic, social and personal life, the volume demonstrates clearly the importance of analysing these as conjoint phenomena rather than separate domains, and questions some cherished boundaries between disciplines and topic areas. Linking programmes and strategies for the administration of these different domains with the formation of su
, This volume brings together for the first time key papers from the the work of influential social theorists Peter Miller and Nikolas Rose, including those that set out the basic frameworks, concepts and ethos of their approach to the analysis of political power and the state.
, Little is known of how leadership actually happens in the Australasian context. Most of the theory and case study material in leadership is drawn from the US, where leadership examples are most frequently drawn from the business arena and focus largely on white males. This is not a true reflection of the diversity of Australasian society, nor of local and regional leadership.
, This practical day-to-day guide to the tax provisions of commercial reorganisations and reconstructions enables tax practitioners working in this increasingly important area of UK taxation to accurately negotiate their clients' commercial reorganisation transactions. This new edition is fully revised and updated and covers new legislation relating to the latest implementation of EU Directives into UK tax law. The authors provide clear analysis of all relevant legislation, including the technical and practical consequences of commercial transactions, along with information on transactions of all sizes, from major corporate groups to owner-managed businesses. An essential reference source for tax advisers who need to offer clear guidance to client companies that are reorganising, amalgamating or demerging.Contents: Introduction; Part 1: Basic rules: Corporation tax and chargeable gains; Stamp taxes; Value added tax; EU Legislation; Part 2: Reorganisations: Introduction to reorganisations
, Based on Michel Foucault's and lectures at the Collè ge de France on governmental rationalities and his interview regarding his work on imprisonment, this volume is the long-awaited sequel to "Power/Knowledge." In these lectures, Foucault examines the art or activity of government both in its present form and within a historical perspective as well as the different ways governmentality has been made thinkable and practicable. <p>Foucault's thoughts on political discourse and governmentality are supplemented by the essays of internationally renowned scholars. United by the common influence of Foucault's approach, they explore the many modern manifestations of government: the reason of state, police, liberalism, security, social economy, insurance, solidarity, welfare, risk management, and more. The central theme is that the object and the activity of government are not instinctive and natural things, but things that have been invented and learned. <p> "The Foucault Effect
, Leadership research demonstrates that there are serious shortcomings in the quality and competence of leaders in our organisations. The recent global financial crisis has also reminded us that, if our society and economies are to move forward sustainably, we must have the right kind of leaders and the right kind of leadership throughout our organisations. Yet billions of dollars are spent annually on leadership development programs. "The Leader in You" has been framed to be useful to all individuals who are currently in leadership roles, from chief executives to frontline managers, and for those who wish to step up to a leadership role. Organisations can also utilise this book to assist their leaders to increase their leadership potential or to complement leadership development programs. If you want to search for and develop leadership qualities in yourself, then this book is for you. If you want to set a higher standard in your organisation and you think leadership is a serious matter
, What ants, bees, fish, and smart swarms can teach about communication, organization, and decision-making. <BR> The modern world may be obsessed with speed and productivity, but twenty-first-century humans actually have much to learn from the ancient instincts of swarmers. A fascinating new take on collective intelligence and its colorful manifestations in some of our most complex problems, "The Smart Swarm" introduces a compelling new understanding on solving our own problems relating to such topics as business, politics, and technology. <BR> This lively tour from "National Geographic" reporter Peter Miller introduces ant colonies that have been the inspiration for streamlining factory processes, telephone networks, and truck routes; termites, used in studies for climate-control solutions; schools of fish, on which the U.S. military modeled a team of robots; and many other examples of the wisdom to be gleaned about the behavior of crowds. <BR>
, <P>When Clyde Eddy first saw the Colorado River in 1919, he vowed that he would someday travel its length. Eight years later, Eddy recruited a handful of college students to serve as crewmen and loaded them, a hobo, a mongrel dog, a bear cub, and a heavy motion picture camera into three mahogany boats and left Green River, Utah, headed for Needles, California. Forty-two days and eight hundred miles later, they were the first to successfully navigate the river during its annual high water period. This book is the original narrative of that foolhardy and thrilling adventure.<BR><P>"The point of his great adventure is not to make a name for himself, or to profit from a documentary film, or even to prove that quiet men of intellect can be as courageous as brawny frontiersmen. The point is the journey itself, the satisfaction of attempting the near impossible, and of surviving to tell the tale."--Peter Miller, "National Geographic Magazine," from the Foreword