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- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95
First published in 1982, this influential and classic text poses two questions: what is it that a child learns when he or she learns to write? What can we learn about children, society and ourselves, by looking at this process? The book is based on a close analysis of a series of written texts by primary school children and is written for student teachers... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95
In this 'new media age' the screen has replaced the book as the dominant medium of communication. This dramatic change has made image, rather than writing, the centre of communication. In this groundbreaking book, Gunther Kress considers the effects of a revolution that has radically altered the relationship between writing and the book. Taking into... more...
- The Crown Publishing Group 2004; US$ 14.00
Lately the headlines have delivered dispiriting news about wrongdoing and scandal in business. But behind the headlines lies a surprising, untold story: Corporate America is changing for the better. Faith and Fortune tells the stories of the extraordinary people who are leading the way and the admirable companies they have built. This book is... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95
Gunther Kress argues for a radical reappraisal of the phenomenon of literacy, and hence for a profound shift in educational practice. Through close attention to the variety of objects which children constantly produce (drawings, cuttings-out, 'writings' and collages), Kress suggests a set of principles which reveal the underlying coherence of children's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 59.95
In his latest book, Gunther Kress explores how children learn to spell in the context of current concerns about early literacy. Using numerous examples of children's writing and drawing, Kress looks at children as 'makers of meaning' and explores their earliest ventures into writing. Kress covers problems such as dyslexia within today's educational... more...
- Oxford University Press 1989; US$ 38.99 US$ 33.53
This collection of writings by Gunther Schuller--the first composer to be awarded the Elise L. Stoeger Composer's Chair of the Chamber Society of Lincoln Center--provides a marvelous introduction to the man and his extraordinary range of musical experience, taste, and learning. In Part I, "Jazz and the Third Stream," Schuller offers his reflections... more...
- Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 139.99 US$ 120.39
The tension between nature and culture, which accompanies the rise of any large society, has become a subject of great concern in our time. In this compelling study, Gunther Barth, acclaimed author of City People: The Rise of Modern City Culture in Nineteenth-Century America , identifies fleeting moments of concord between nature and culture in the... more...
- BRILL 2005; US$ 198.00
This volume of collected studies in classical Arabic literature and Islam opens a window into the fascinating world of medieval Muslim scholarship. It explores issues in the intellectual heritage of Islam, which have universal appeal and are, therefore, of interest to both specialist and non-specialist readers alike. more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 54.99
Im Wettbewerb müssen Unternehmen ihre Organisation und Prozesse kontinuierlich verändern. Die Führung produzierender Unternehmen kann die Dynamik der Unternehmensorganisation gezielt beeinflussen, um eine nachhaltig erfolgreiche Entwicklung des Unternehmens gewährleisten zu können. So wie die Randbedingungen für ein Unternehmen sich stetig ändern,... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2007; US$ 139.00
Many large corporations delegate investment decision-making authority to their divisions. Because they are better informed, divisional managers should be able to make better decisions than corporate headquarters. However, they can use this informational advantage to pursue their own interests. The objective of this work is to analyze the problem of... more...