The perfect encyclopedia for any information-hungry kid who wants to boost their general knowledge, this pocket-sized book is packed full of facts. From earthquakes to Marco Polo, magnets to how the brain works, this fully updated book of knowledge covers just about every topic that a curious child will want to learn about. The perfect resource for school-aged children, this book will be a reference point for years´ worth of homework, research, and school projects. Updated photography and illustration are combined to show what others only tell you. Annotation points out the details that you might miss at first and gives you a detailed overview of every subject you can think of. A whole world of discovery awaits in the Big Book of Knowledge, and it will keep curious kids endlessly entertained and captivated.
Just in time for the death of the print industry as we know it comes the final book ever published, and the only one readers will ever need: ´´The Onion´´´s compendium of all things known. Replete with an astonishing assemblage of facts, illustrations, maps, charts, threats, blood, and additional fees to edify even the most simple-minded book-buyer.
List of IllustrationsAcknowledgmentsA Note on Conventions1: Introduction: The Book of Nature and the Nature of the Book 2: Literatory Life: The Culture and Credibility of the Printed Book in Early Modern London 3: ´´The Advancement of Wholesome Knowledge´´: The Politics of Print and the Practices of Propriety 4: John Streater and the Knights of the Galaxy: Republicanism, Natural Knowledge, and the Politics of Printing 5: Faust and the Pirates: The Cultural Construction of the Printing Revolution 6: The Physiology of Reading: Print and the Passions 7: Piracy and Usurpation: Natural Philosophy in the Restoration 8: Histories of the Heavens: John Flamsteed, Isaac Newton, and the Historia Coelestis Britannica 9: Conclusion Bibliography Index
A new edition to match the 2013 syllabus. An authoritative guide to strengthening critical thinking and exploring knowledge.
If the world as we know it ended tomorrow, how would you survive? A nuclear war, viral pandemic or asteroid strike. The world as we know it has ended. You and the other survivors must start again. What knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages, or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment? Living in the modern world, we have become disconnected from the basic processes and key fundamentals of science that sustain our lives. Ingenious and groundbreaking, The Knowledge explains everything you need to know about everything, revolutionising your understanding of the world. ´A glorious compendium of the knowledge we have lost in the living...the most inspiring book I´ve read in a long time´ Independent ´A terrifically engrossing history of science and technology´ Guardian http://the-knowledge.org/
Revolutionary account of the transformative potential of the knowledge economy A revolutionary practice of production--the knowledge economy--has emerged in our time. It appears in every sector, not just in high-tech industry, but so far only as a series of insular vanguards that exclude the vast majority of workers and businesses. In this book Roberto Mangabeira Unger explores the hidden workings and the transformative potential of the knowledge economy. He describes the radical changes in economic and political institutions, and in ways of thinking, that could bring knowledge-intensive production to the whole economy--and inaugurate a period of accelerated and socially inclusive economic growth.
´How I loved reading Liv Strömquist´s Fruit of Knowledge . Mostly, this was down to its sheer, punchy brilliance ... If her strips are clever, angry, funny and righteous, they´re also informative to an eye-popping degree ... Every page is so fantastically acute´ Rachel Cooke, Observer Graphic Novel of the Month From Adam and Eve to pussy hats, people have punished, praised, pathologised and politicised vulvas, vaginas, clitorises, and menstruation. In the international bestseller Fruit of Knowledge , celebrated Swedish cartoonist Liv Strömquist traces how different cultures and traditions have shaped women´s health and beyond. Her biting, informed commentary and ponytailed avatar guides the reader from the darkest chapters of history (a clitoridectomy performed on a five-year-old American child as late as 1948) to the lightest (vulvas used as architectural details as a symbol of protection). Like Alison Bechdel and Jacky Fleming, she uses the comics medium to reveal uncomfortable truths about how far we haven´t come. ´A brilliantly drawn, cleverly researched and deeply funny account of a battle signposted by its subtitle: The vulva vs the patriarchy ´ Times Literary Supplement ´Feminist, snappy, instructive and hilarious!´ Time Out Paris
Can fiction teach us how to live? This study offers a fresh take on the North American short story, exploring how the genre has engaged in the construction and circulation of ´life knowledge´. Echoing the resurgence of short story scholarship in recent years, it thus contributes a genre-focused perspective to the growing field of ´literature and knowledge´ studies. Drawing on stories from the late 19th century to the present by authors such as Henry James, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Eudora Welty, Junot Díaz, and Alice Munro, Michael Basseler examines how knowledge about life and how to live it is generically constituted and, vice versa, how literary genres such as the short story are embedded in broader cultural frameworks of knowledge production.
The eBook to the portable usable Freeware-Knowledge-Management ´´Knowledge & Information´´ from the ´´PRIMA´´-Software-Series (Private Informations Management) elucidates with some examples all available functions.We are living in the information age and will be overfloded with information each day. The most of it you should forget very fast. But sometimes there is an information which we want to keep in mind. But how? A memo on the cellular phone, a note on a sheet of paper, a downloaded file or a screenshot? All this solutons have the same disadvantage:Where and how can I retrieve the collected information? How fast can I find it? This freeware-program gives you the possibility to store all information in one application. You can categorize it, you can add till three keywords for one record and so you can find it very easy. If you will not found it using the fast search in the sorted column than use the easy to handle full text search. Searches which you will use again and again you can save.