The Craft of Editing

Author: Michael Alley
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461212049
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Designed for all those who deal with scientific and technical writing by others in universities, government labs, businesses, or engineering firms, this book helps readers become more effective and more efficient at editing the proposals, theses, journal articles, and reports that cross their desks and which need approving, grading, or reviewing. Written by the author of the best-selling "Craft of Scientific Writing", the guide deals with the subject in a refreshing way and includes a large number of enlightening examples and stories.

Communicating Science

Author: Pierre Laszlo
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540319204
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Do you have new and interesting – even outstanding – results that you wish to be recognized by your scientific colleagues, or understood by the public? Do you want to convey your ideas to policy decision makers? Communicating Science is the book to consult. Separate sections offer advice on reaching peers, the general public or decision makers. Each of these main parts includes two subsections, Guidelines and Genres, with entries arranged in alphabetical order. This book will be useful to anyone having to convert scientific data into an easily intelligible and interesting narrative.

Language Planning and Policy

Author: Anthony Liddicoat
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847690637
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Language problems potentially exist at all levels of human activity, including he local contaxts of communities & institutions. This volume explores the ways in which language planning works as a local activity in a wide variety of contexts around the world & deals with a wide range of language planning issues.

The Craft of Text Editing

Author: Craig Finseth
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411682971
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book covers all aspects of creating a character-based text editor. In the process, it discusses many aspects of creating a large application program including user interface, speed/memory/I/O tradeoffs, and many other considerations.

Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering Second Edition

Author: Adedeji B. Badiru
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1466515058
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A new edition of a bestselling industrial and systems engineering reference, Handbook of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Second Edition provides students, researchers, and practitioners with easy access to a wide range of industrial engineering tools and techniques in a concise format. This edition expands the breadth and depth of coverage, emphasizing new systems engineering tools, techniques, and models. See What’s New in the Second Edition: Section covering safety, reliability, and quality Section on operations research, queuing, logistics, and scheduling Expanded appendix to include conversion factors and engineering, systems, and statistical formulae Topics such as control charts, engineering economy, health operational efficiency, healthcare systems, human systems integration, Lean systems, logistics transportation, manufacturing systems, material handling systems, process view of work, and Six Sigma techniques The premise of the handbook remains: to expand the breadth and depth of coverage beyond the traditional handbooks on industrial engineering. The book begins with a general introduction with specific reference to the origin of industrial engineering and the ties to the Industrial Revolution. It covers the fundamentals of industrial engineering and the fundamentals of systems engineering. Building on this foundation, it presents chapters on manufacturing, production systems, and ergonomics, then goes on to discuss economic and financial analysis, management, information engineering, and decision making. Two new sections examine safety, reliability, quality, operations research, queuing, logistics, and scheduling. The book provides an updated collation of the body of knowledge of industrial and systems engineering. The handbook has been substantively expanded from the 36 seminal chapters in the first edition to 56 landmark chapters in the second edition. In addition to the 20 new chapters, 11 of the chapters in the first edition have been updated with new materials. Filling the gap that exists between the traditional and modern practice of industrial and systems engineering, the handbook provides a one-stop resource for teaching, research, and practice.

Between Craft and Science

Author: Stephen R. Barley
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801483660
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Between Craft and Science brings together leading scholars from sociology, anthropology, industrial relations, management, and engineering to consider issues surrounding technical work, the most rapidly expanding sector of the labor force. Part craft and part science, part blue-collar and part white-collar, technical work demands skill and knowledge but is rarely rewarded with commensurate status or salary.The book first considers the anomalous nature of technical work and the difficulty of locating it in any conventional theoretical framework. Only an ethnographic approach, studying the actual doing of the work, will make sense of the subject, the authors conclude. The studies that follow report daily practice filled with disjunctures and ironies that mirror the ambiguities of technical work's place in the larger culture. On the basis of those studies, the authors probe questions of policy, management, and education.Between Craft and Science considers the cultural difficulties in understanding technical work and advances coherent, practice-oriented insights into this anomalous phenomenon.