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Information History An Introduction

Information History   An Introduction Book
Author : Toni Weller
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2014-01-23
ISBN : 1780631316
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is a pioneering introduction to the emergent field of information history. It explores how the contemporary values and concerns of our own information society have helped lead to a reconsideration of our history, and of what constitutes our historical understanding of information in the twenty-first century. In Information History, Toni Weller examines the historiography of information and asks how the key schools of thought have explored the concept in terms of its social, technological, economic and cultural understandings. Based on personal experiences, the author also proposes some practical applications of information history in research and university teaching, offering some suggestions as to how the field may develop based on its growth during the last decade. A ground-breaking introduction to the field of Information History Takes an interdisciplinary approach – embracing both historical, and information science research and ideology Explores the relevance of Information History to contemporary society

Postsocial History

Postsocial History Book
Author : Miguel Ángel Cabrera
Publisher : Lexington Books
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9780739107720
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

In this title, Canbrera argues for the inclusion of language in a new model of social history that challenges traditional historiographical theory.

An Introduction to Book History

An Introduction to Book History Book
Author : David Finkelstein,Alistair McCleery
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2006-03-13
ISBN : 1134380062
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This is a comprehensive introduction to books and print culture which examines the move from the spoken word to written texts, the book as commodity, the power and profile of readers, and the future of the book in an electronic age.

Introduction to Information Science

Introduction to Information Science Book
Author : David Bawden,Lyn Robinson
Publisher : Facet Publishing
Release : 2015-06-10
ISBN : 1856048101
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This landmark textbook takes a whole subject approach to Information Science as a discipline. Introduced by leading international scholars and offering a global perspective on the discipline, this is designed to be the standard text for students worldwide. The authors' expert narrative guides you through each of the essential building blocks of information science offering a concise introduction and expertly chosen further reading and resources. Critical topics covered include: foundations: - concepts, theories and historical perspectives - organising and retrieving information - information behaviour, domain analysis and digital literacies - technologies, digital libraries and information management - information research methods and informetrics - changing contexts: information society, publishing, e-science and digital humanities - the future of the discipline. Readership: Students of information science, information and knowledge management, librarianship, archives and records management worldwide. Students of other information-related disciplines such as museum studies, publishing, and information systems and practitioners in all of these disciplines.

Language History

Language History Book
Author : Andrew L. Sihler
Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
Release : 2000-02-15
ISBN : 9027285462
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This classroom-tested volume aspires to be a brief but technically and factually accurate exposition of linguistic description and history. Whether studied as prime subject or as background information, it should help students understand the assumptions and reasoning that underlie the contents of their handbooks and etymological dictionaries. This book should be a useful guide for anyone unfamiliar with (historical) linguistics who is studying the history of a language, and also for those who are enrolled in courses devoted to reading texts in old languages.

Introduction to Book History

Introduction to Book History Book
Author : David Finkelstein,Alistair McCleery
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2012-11-27
ISBN : 1136515917
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This second edition of An Introduction to Book History provides a comprehensive critical introduction to the development of the book and print culture. Each fully revised and updated chapter contains new material and covers recent developments in the field, including: The Postcolonial Book Censorship by states and religions Social History, and the recognition of underrepresentation of its value to book history studies Contemporary publishing Each section begins with a summary of the chapter’s aims and contents, followed by a detailed discussion of the relevant issues, concluding with a summary of the chapter and points to ponder. Sections include: the history of the book orality to Literacy literacy to printing authors, authorship and authority printers, booksellers, publishers, agents readers and reading the future of the book. An Introduction to Book History is an ideal introduction to this exciting field of study, and is designed as a companion text to The Book History Reader.

From Reliable Sources

From Reliable Sources Book
Author : Martha C. Howell,Walter Prevenier
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Release : 2001
ISBN : 9780801485602
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A lively introduction to historical methodology, an overview of the techniques historians must master in order to reconstruct the past.

World History

World History Book
Author : E. Vanhaute
Publisher :
Release : 2013
ISBN : 9780415535786
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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World History: An Introduction provides readers with the knowledge and tools necessary to understand the global historical perspective and how it can be used to shed light on both our past and our present. A concise and original guide to the concepts, methods, debates and contents of world history, it combines a thematic approach with a clear and ambitious focus. Each chapter traces connections with the past and the present to explore major questions in world history: How did humans evolve from an endangered species to the most successful of them all? How has nature shaped human history? How did agricultural societies push human history in a new direction? How has humankind organized itself in ever more complex administrative systems? How have we developed new religious and cultural patterns? How have the paths of 'The West' and 'The Rest' diverged over the last five centuries? How, at the same time, has the world become more interconnected and "globalized"? How is this world characterized by growing gaps in wealth, poverty and inequality? Sharp and accessible, Eric Vanhaute's introduction to this exciting field demonstrates that world history is more of a perspective than a single all-encompassing narrative: an instructive new way of seeing, thinking and doing. It is an essential resource for students of history in a global context.

Introduction to the History of English

Introduction to the History of English Book
Author : Thomas Kohnen
Publisher : Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release : 2014
ISBN : 9783631560044
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book is written for students of English who are interested in the history of the language and would like to read an accessible but also comprehensive and reasonably detailed introduction. Apart from basic information about language change and the Indo-European background of English, it gives an outline of the major periods of the language (Old English, Middle English, Early Modern English and Late Modern English), with a brief examination of the perspectives of present-day English. Each period chapter provides information about the socio-historical background, the core areas of linguistic structure, discourse, speech acts and genres, and concludes with study questions and exercises.

Introduction to the History of Communication

Introduction to the History of Communication Book
Author : Terence P. Moran
Publisher : Peter Lang
Release : 2010
ISBN : 9781433104121
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"An Introduction to the History of Communication: Evolutions and Revolutions provides a comprehensive overview of how human communication has changed and is changing. Focusing on the evolutions and revolutions of six key changes in the history of communication---becoming human; creating writing; developing print; capturing the image; harnessing electricity; and exploring cybernetics---the author reveals how communication was generated, stored, and shared. This ecological approach provides a comprehensive understanding of the key variables that underlie each of these great evolutions-revolutions in human communication. Designed as an introduction for history of communication classes, the text examines the past, attempting to identify the key dynamics of change in these human, technical, semiotic, social, political, economic, and cultural structures, in order to better understand the present and prepare for possible future developments."--BOOK JACKET.

History

History Book
Author : Peter Claus,John Marriott
Publisher : Taylor & Francis
Release : 2017-04-07
ISBN : 1317409876
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Demystifying the subject with clarity and verve, History: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice familiarizes the reader with the varied spectrum of historical approaches in a balanced, comprehensive and engaging manner. Global in scope, and covering a wide range of topics from the ancient and medieval worlds to the twenty-first century, it explores historical perspectives not only from historiography itself, but from related areas such as literature, sociology, geography and anthropology. Clearly written, accessible and student-friendly, this second edition is fully updated throughout to include: An increased spread of case studies from beyond Europe, especially from American and imperial histories. New chapters on important and growing areas of historical inquiry, such as environmental history and digital history Expanded sections on political, cultural and social history More discussion of non-traditional forms of historical representation and knowledge like film, fiction and video games. Accompanied by a new companion website (www.routledge.com/cw/claus) containing valuable supporting material for students and instructors such as discussion questions, further reading and web links, this book is an essential introduction for all students of historical theory and method.

Information Services Today

Information Services Today Book
Author : Sandra Hirsh
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2018-03-02
ISBN : 153810301X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This second edition of Information Services Today: An Introduction demonstrates the ever-changing landscape of information services today and the need to re-evaluate curriculum, competency training, and one’s personal learning network in order to stay abreast of current trends and issues, and more significantly, remain competent to address the changing user needs of the information community. Specifically, the book • provides a thorough introduction, history, and overall state of the field, • gives a diverse and global perspective of what it means to be a library and information professional today, • addresses why information organizations and information and technological literacy are more important today than ever before, • discusses how technology has influenced the ways that information professionals provide information resources and services in today’s digital environment, • highlights current issues and trends and provides expert insight into emerging challenges, innovations, and opportunities for the future, and, • identifies career management strategies and leadership opportunities in the information profession. The new edition features chapter updates to address changes in information services, introducing new topics such as strategic planning, change management, design thinking, advocacy, and data management and analysis, and includes new contributing authors. The book begins with an overview of libraries and their transformation as information and technological hubs within their local and digital communities. It covers the various specializations within the field – emphasizing the exciting yet complex roles and opportunities for information professionals in a variety of information environments. With that foundation in place, it presents the fundamentals of information services, delves into management skills needed by information professionals today, and explores emerging issues related to the rapid development of new technologies. The book addresses how libraries and information centers serve different kinds of communities, highlighting the unique needs of increasingly diverse users and how information organizations and information professional’s work to fulfill those needs. This book provokes discussion, critical thinking, and interaction to facilitate the learning process. The content and supplemental materials – discussion questions, rich sets of online accessible materials, multimedia webcast interviews featuring authors from this book discussing the trends and issues in their respective areas, and chapter presentation slides for use by instructors – give readers the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of and engagement with the topics. Additionally, this book recognizes the broad range of environments that people with Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degrees work in, which include both libraries and other information environments. Thus, this book does not only focus on libraries, but instead encompasses ALL kinds of information organizations.

Information History in the Modern World

Information History in the Modern World Book
Author : Toni Weller
Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
Release : 2010-12-09
ISBN : 1137267437
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Information has a rich but under explored history. The information age of the late twentieth century witnessed the emergence of a new history of information and, in this timely collection of essays, a team of international scholars from a variety of disciplines examines the changing understandings of information in the modern world. Situating the concept of information in varying historical contexts since the eighteenth century, Information History in the Modern World: Histories of the Information Age: • explores how this historical research can challenge our perceptions of the information age in the global twenty-first century • discusses ephemera, wars, imagery, empire, identification and the transience of history in the digital era • argues that the changing uses, perceptions and manifestations of information helped to shape the world we know today. Authoritative and approachable, this is an invaluable resource for anyone who is interested in how and why information has become a distinguishing feature of the modern world.

Hergenhahn s An Introduction to the History of Psychology

Hergenhahn s An Introduction to the History of Psychology Book
Author : Tracy Henley
Publisher : Cengage Learning
Release : 2018-01-01
ISBN : 1337671258
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

For more than 30 years, numerous independent reviewers, student advice writers and even competitors have heralded HERGENHAHN'S AN INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF PSYCHOLOGY as the best in the field--and for good reason. It was the first History of Psychology text to include basic pedagogy--elements such as summaries and study questions that several current alternatives still lack. It engages students with interesting biographical tidbits--the fun facts that readers fondly remember after other details fade. Grounded in original source material and contemporary scholarship, the book provides breadth and depth of analysis unrivaled by works of similar length. In the eighth edition, author Tracy Henley continues to demonstrate that most of the concerns of contemporary psychologists are manifestations of themes that have been part of Psychology for hundreds--or even thousands--of years. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Church History

Church History Book
Author : James E. Bradley,Richard A. Muller,Richard Muller
Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Release : 1995-09-11
ISBN : 9780802808264
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Explains skills and techniques necessary for writing church history. Discusses assessment of sources, the craft of writing, and different modes of rhetoric. Describes research methods and identifies different eras for research.

Film History An Introduction

Film History  An Introduction Book
Author : Kristin Thompson
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0077415612
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The History of Archaeology

The History of Archaeology Book
Author : Paul Bahn
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-01-10
ISBN : 131799941X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

The History of Archaeology: An Introduction provides global coverage with chapters devoted to particular regions of the world. The regional approach allows readers to understand the similarities and differences in the history of and approach to archaeology in various parts of the world. Each chapter is written by a specialist scholar with experience of the region concerned. Thus the book focuses on the earliest beginnings of archaeology in different parts of the world, and how it developed from being a pastime for antiquarians and collectors to a serious attempt to obtain information about past societies. Woven into the text are various boxes that explore key archaeologists, sites and important discoveries in the history of archaeology enriching the story of the discipline’s development. With such far ranging coverage, including an exploration of the little covered development of Russian and Chinese archaeology, The History of Archaeology is the perfect introduction to the history of archaeology for the interested reader and student alike.

Introduction to Family History Teacher Manual

Introduction to Family History Teacher Manual Book
Author : N.A
Publisher : The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Release : 2012
ISBN : 1465116214
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Designed to be used as a resource for institute teachers of Religion 261, Introduction to Family History. Lesson materials cover beginning research methods and doctrines related to redeeming the dead.

American Environmental History

American Environmental History Book
Author : Carolyn Merchant
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0231140355
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

By studying the many ways diverse peoples have changed, shaped, and conserved the natural world over time, environmental historians provide insight into humanity's unique relationship with nature and, more importantly, are better able to understand the origins of our current environmental crisis. Beginning with the precolonial land-use practice of Native Americans and concluding with our twenty-first century concerns over our global ecological crisis, American Environmental History addresses contentious issues such as the preservation of the wilderness, the expulsion of native peoples from national parks, and population growth, and considers the formative forces of gender, race, and class. Entries address a range of topics, from the impact of rice cultivation, slavery, and the growth of the automobile suburb to the effects of the Russian sea otter trade, Columbia River salmon fisheries, the environmental justice movement, and globalization. This illustrated reference is an essential companion for students interested in the ongoing transformation of the American landscape and the conflicts over its resources and conservation. It makes rich use of the tools and resources (climatic and geological data, court records, archaeological digs, and the writings of naturalists) that environmental historians rely on to conduct their research. The volume also includes a compendium of significant people, concepts, events, agencies, and legislation, and an extensive bibliography of critical films, books, and Web sites.

The History of Mathematics

The History of Mathematics Book
Author : David M. Burton
Publisher : McGraw-Hill Science, Engineering & Mathematics
Release : 2007
ISBN :
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This text is designed for the junior/senior mathematics major who intends to teach mathematics in high school or college. It concentrates on the history of those topics typically covered in an undergraduate curriculum or in elementary schools or high schools. At least one year of calculus is a prerequisite for this course. This book contains enough material for a 2 semester course but it is flexible enough to be used in the more common 1 semester course.