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Take a Closer Look

Arasse, Daniel
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350 DKK
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Miscellanous Engelsk Diverse

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What happens when we look at a painting? What do we think about? What do we imagine? How can we explain, even to ourselves, what we see or think we see? And how can art historians interpret with any seriousness what they observe? In six engaging, short narrative "fictions," each richly illustrated in color, Daniel Arasse, one of the most brilliant art historians of our time, cleverly and gracefully guides readers through a variety of adventures in seeing, from Velázquez to Titian, Bruegel to Tintoretto.
By demonstrating that we don't really see what these paintings are trying to show us, Arasse makes it clear that we need to take a closer look. In chapters that each have a different form, including a letter, an interview, and an animated conversation with a colleague, the book explores how these pictures teach us about ways of seeing across the centuries. In the process, Arasse freshly lays bare the dazzling power of painting. Fast-paced and full of humor as well as insight, this is a book for anyone who cares about really looking at, seeing, and understanding paintings.
Daniel Arasse (1944-2003) was professor of art history at the Sorbonne, director of the French Institute in Florence, and director of studies at l'École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales. His many books include Vermeer (Princeton), Botticelli, and Anselm Kiefer.

Classics - A Very Short Introduction

Beard, Mary & John Henderson
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Klassisk Arkæologi Miscellanous Engelsk

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This Very Short Introduction to Classics links a haunting temple on a lonely mountainside to the glory of ancient Greece and the grandeur of Rome, and to Classics within modern culture-from Jefferson and Byron to Asterix and Ben-Hur. We are all Classicists - we come into touch with the Classics daily: in our culture, politics, medicine, architecture, language, and literature. What are the true roots of these influences, however, and how do our interpretations of these aspects of the Classics differ from their original reception? This introduction to the Classics begins with a visit to the British Museum to view the frieze which once decorated the Apollo Temple at Bassae. Through these sculptures, John Henderson and Mary Beard prompt us to consider the significance of Classics as a means of discovery and enquiry, its value in terms of literature, philposophy, and culture, and its importance as a source of imagery.

A political life

Bobbio, Norberto
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A Political Life is the compelling autobiography of Norberto Bobbio, one of the foremost political thinkers in postwar Italy. In dramatic and lively prose, Bobbio guides us through some of the most significant events of the twentieth century, charting their influence on his life and work.
Born in 1909, Norberto Bobbio's early life was marked by the experience of growing up in Mussolini's Italy – an experience that helped to shape his passionate commitment to the anti-fascist cause. As a result of these early experiences, Bobbio has tirelessly emphasized the fundamental, unassailable importance of democratic rights in the modern state. He has been a voice of reason and moderation in a political context where democratic values have often been threatened by extremes.
This masterly autobiography traces the development of Bobbio's political thought, providing a penetrating analysis of the changing political landscape of Italy. At the same time, it represents an intimate account of Bobbio's personal experiences, giving a rare insight into the life and work of this distinguished thinker.A Political Life will be of great interest to students and scholars of social and political theory and of Italian politics, as well as to a general readership interested in political biography and contemporary politics.

Brand elegance - On sensory tools and platforms

Bøilerehauge, Dorrit
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Brand Elegance introduces an operational take on multi-platform strategy and sensory involvement, i.e. two vital areas in strategic branding. The concept Brand Elegance becomes a guideline to pursue and a goal to reach for experts, students and professionals alike.

The Equal Opportunities Handbook

Clements, Phil & Tony Spinks
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The Equal Opportunities Handbook is a guide to identifying and eradicating workplace discrimination through training and guidance. Though founded on British legislation, this guide sets out straightforward procedures, relevant to all types of situation, and demonstrates how simple it is to behave with fairness, courtesy and sensitivity to all. The revised edition of this text has been updated to reflect changes in British legislation and policy.
Practical and realistic, this book provides guidance on fair treatment and gives valuable information on the most important issues in equal opportunities. The book includes personal action plans at the end of every chapter to aid learning and development.

A Little History of The World

Gombrich, E.H.
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History Miscellanous Engelsk

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The international bestseller: E. H. Gombrich’s sweeping history of the world, for the curious of all ages
“All stories begin with ‘Once upon a time.’ And that’s just what this story is all about: what happened, once upon a time.” So begins A Little History of the World, an engaging and lively book written for readers both young and old. Rather than focusing on dry facts and dates, E. H. Gombrich vividly brings the full span of human experience on Earth to life, from the stone age to the atomic age. He paints a colorful picture of wars and conquests; of grand works of art; of the advances and limitations of science; of remarkable people and remarkable events, from Confucius to Catherine the Great to Winston Churchill, and from the invention of art to the destruction of the Berlin Wall.
For adults seeking a single-volume overview of world history, for students in search of a quick refresher course, or for families to read and learn from together, Gombrich’s Little History enchants and educates. Among E. H. Gombrich’s many writings are the international bestsellers The Story of Art and Art and Illusion. He was director of the Warburg Institute of the University of London from 1959 to 1976.

Understanding Cultural Globalization

Hopper, Paul
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"Understanding Cultural Globalization" is a comprehensive and highly accessible introduction to the critical debates surrounding cultural globalization. Paul Hopper leads the reader through the varied issues associated with globalization and culture, including deterritorialization, cosmopolitanism, cultural hybridization and homogenization, as well as claims that aspects of globalization are provoking cultural resistance. In exploring the cultural dynamics of globalization, the book investigates the interrelationship between globalization and culture, seeking in the process to problematize both concepts. Completely up to date and drawing on a rich range of empirical and theoretical examples, "Understanding Cultural Globalization" will be key reading for all students of culture, media and globalization.

Feel the Fear & Do It Anyway - How to be more confident

Jeffers, Susan (PhD)
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Miscellanous Quick Reads Engelsk

Is there something holding you back from becoming the person you want to be? Fear is all around us, from having a tricky talk with your boss to facing up to a problem at home. Everyone has worries and fears that can stop them progressing and reaching for the things that they really want in life. The simple, life-changing exercises in Feel the Fear & do it anyway will teach you how to turn anger into love and uncertainty into action.

Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching

Larsen-Freeman, Diane
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215 DKK
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Miscellanous Literature & Linguistics Engelsk

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A fully revised and updated edition of this popular introduction to language teaching methodology, which describes different methods and approaches in language teaching. It provides practical, step-by-step guidance for new teachers and introduces more experienced teachers to new approaches and teaching ideas.

Globalization: The Making of World Society

Lechner, Frank J.
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245 DKK
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Globalization: The Making of World Society is a stimulating, state-of-the-art text for any student of globalization, beginner or advanced.
* Makes a big, abstract topic very accessible through illustration with everyday experience
* Thorough and scholarly but written in an approachable style
* Delves into timely and controversial issues and debates, including the impact of migration, global inequality, and cultural homogeneity
* Combines several perspectives for new interpretation
* Includes chapter outlines and suggestions for further reading
Visit www.wiley.com/go/globalization to access students and instructor resources

Moneyball : The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Lewis, Michael
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Michael Lewis’s instant classic may be “the most influential book on sports ever written” (People), but “you need know absolutely nothing about baseball to appreciate the wit, snap, economy and incisiveness of [Lewis’s] thoughts about it” (Janet Maslin, New York Times).
One of GQ's 50 Best Books of Literary Journalism of the 21st Century
Just before the 2002 season opens, the Oakland Athletics must relinquish its three most prominent (and expensive) players and is written off by just about everyone—but then comes roaring back to challenge the American League record for consecutive wins. How did one of the poorest teams in baseball win so many games?
In a quest to discover the answer, Michael Lewis delivers not only “the single most influential baseball book ever” (Rob Neyer, Slate) but also what “may be the best book ever written on business” (Weekly Standard). Lewis first looks to all the logical places—the front offices of major league teams, the coaches, the minds of brilliant players—but discovers the real jackpot is a cache of numbers?numbers!? collected over the years by a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts: software engineers, statisticians, Wall Street analysts, lawyers, and physics professors.
What these numbers prove is that the traditional yardsticks of success for players and teams are fatally flawed. Even the box score misleads us by ignoring the crucial importance of the humble base-on-balls. This information had been around for years, and nobody inside Major League Baseball paid it any mind. And then came Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland Athletics. He paid attention to those numbers? with the second-lowest payroll in baseball at his disposal he had to? to conduct an astonishing experiment in finding and fielding a team that nobody else wanted.
In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis shows us how and why the new baseball knowledge works. He also sets up a sly and hilarious morality tale: Big Money, like Goliath, is always supposed to win . . . how can we not cheer for David?

An Intellectual History of British Social Policy - Idealism versus non-idealism

Offer, John
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The history of social policy is emerging as an area of growing interest to both students and researchers. This topical book charts the period from the 1830s to the present day, providing a fresh analysis of the relationship between social theory and social policy in the UK.
Drawing on recent historical research, the book:
· reconsiders and challenges many long-held beliefs about the 'evolution' of social policy;
· presents a wide-ranging reappraisal of links between social theories and changes in social policy;
· pays particular attention to the importance of idealist social thought as an intellectual framework for understanding the 'welfare state' ;
· has a distinctive focus on the importance of ideas in the history of social policy.

Ottawa and the Outer Provinces

Tomblin, Stephen, G.
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Ottawa and the Outer Provinces treats a perennial theme in Canadian political culture, examining it in light of both past successes and failures.
For decades, Ottawa has struggled with Atlantic Canada and the West over the question of political restructuring. Although Ottawa has often tried to push the "outer" provinces towards regional integration, it has never been successful.
Ottawa and the Outer Provinces explores the idea of regional integration from several perspectives: it examines the relevance of the issue in Canadian history; the effect of institutional variables on the debate; the impact of past cultural experiences; and the challenge of balancing equity and efficiency principles in a divided policy.
Ottawa and the Outer Provinces treats a perennial theme in Canadian political culture, examining it in light of both past successes and failures.

The Eye of the Story

Welty, Eudora
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90 DKK
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Miscellanous Literature & Linguistics Engelsk

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Selected Essays and Reviews - Welty's penetrating and instructive commentaries on a wide variety of individual writers.

Morality - An Introduction to Ethics

Williams, Bernard
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Bernard Williams's remarkable essay on morality confronts the problems of writing moral philosophy, and offers a stimulating alternative to more systematic accounts which seem nevertheless to have left all the important issues somewhere off the page. Williams explains, analyses and distinguishes a number of key positions, from the purely amoral to notions of subjective or relative morality, testing their coherence before going on to explore the nature of 'goodness' in relation to responsibilities and choice, roles, standards, and human nature. The final chapters make a fascinating enquiry into what morality is about, looking beyond happiness to other human aims and ideals.

Consilience

Wilson, Edward O.
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In this work, the author argues for the fundamental unity of all knowledge and the need to search for what he calls "consilience", the composition of the principles governing every branch of learning. Edward O. Wilson, pioneer of sociobiology and biodiversity, breaks from the conventions of current thinking.
He shows how our explosive rise in intellectual mastery of the truths of our universe has its roots in the ancient Greek concept of an intrinsic orderliness that governs our cosmos vision. This vision found its apogee in the Age of Enlightenment, then gradually was lost in the increasing fragmentation and specialization of knowledge in the last two centuries. Professor Wilson shows why the goals of the original Enlightenment are surging back to life, why they are reappearing on the very frontiers of science and humanisitc scholarship, and how they are beginning to sketch themselves as the blueprint of our world.