Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ – April 2019

This month’s ‘blue-chip’ read is one our recent titles in the computer sciences domain and was tabbed by our Editorial Advisory Board member Dr Edward Da-Yin Liao as his recommended read.

Edward is currently the co-founder and CEO of Straight & Up Intelligent Innovations (SUII) Group Co., an intelligent solution innovator headquartered in San Francisco Bay Area, USA. He is creative and business-savvy, with more than two decades of progressive experience across a broad range of computer integration, automation, system engineering and management functions in semiconductor and high-tech industries.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Edwards’s choice. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABAPR2019 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 3rd May 2019.


Dr Edward Liao’s ‘Recommended Read’:

First Generation Mainframes: The IBM 700 Series

Author: Stephen H. Kaisler

This volume describes several different models of IBM computer systems, characterized by different data representations and instruction sets that strongly influenced computer system architecture in the 1950s and early 1960s. The legacy of the IBM 700 series is found in their popular successors, the IBM 7000 Series, which will be described in a forthcoming volume.


“Legacy systems are systems that work!  People may be amazed that software written in the 60’s & 70’s is still running today. Some people started a job that uses mainframes and had no idea what a mainframe was and where to start learning the basics. From 1952 to 1964, several mainframe families were announced, designed for different applications. First Generation Mainframes: The IBM 700 Series gives you insight into the creation of IBM mainframes.

The IBM 700 Series was built based on vacuum tubes and magnetic drums.  They are the first generation mainframes in IBM. The IBM 700 mainframe systems were modular and based on a common system architecture, which made them easy to manufacture, configure, and service.

This volume examines the IBM 700 Series mainframes, including IBM 701/702/704/705/709 systems. Born in 1951, the IBM 701 was the first of the pioneering line of IBM 700 series computers and the first IBM large-scale electronic computer manufactured in quantity. It is the first IBM machine in which programs were stored in an internal addressable, electronic memory.  There were no systems labeled IBM 707 or 708.  The IBM 703 was a special-purposed machine for National Security Agency, but nothing else is known about the machine.  Even within a same family, different mainframe models had different instruction sets. The evolution of FORTRAN language made programming in mainframes more efficient than using assembly language.  This volume gives the reader a sense of FORTRAN, one of the oldest programming languages still in use today.”

Dr Edward Da-Yin Liao


For further information on Dr Edward Liao, please click here.

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Exciting New Publication: Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere

As the 2019 AFL season has kicked off to a good start, we’d like to announce the recent release of one of our most exciting new books: Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere by Roy Hay.

It is difficult to overplay the importance of this book. Roy draws on acres of experience and evidence from Indigenous Australian contributors to present a faithful and unflinching profile of the contributions made by Indigenous Australians to the game. He does not shy away from the problematic history of European colonisation and segregation in Australia. Rather he tackles this head-on to demonstrate how Aboriginal Australians overcame these trials to leave a lasting legacy within Australian football. In a society divided by identity politics, this book emphasizes the importance of a sport which, while divisive along team lines, brings people together.

For the entire run of the AFL Football Season we are offering a 20% discount on Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code FOOTBALL20 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 29th September 2019.

Earth Day – Cambridge Scholars Publishing

April 22nd is the annual global date for Earth Day, a celebration of our planet, and a chance to educate and raise awareness of environmental issues. This year, we’re taking the opportunity to spend a whole month celebrating our Pale Blue Dot by highlighting the astonishing array of subjects it inspires: from conservation to global leadership.

Just as Earth Day encourages responsibility towards our surroundings through education, Cambridge Scholars Publishing believes creating a diverse ecosystem of forward-thinking texts is the key to successful scholarship.


The essays in this anthology examine artwork and sites in East and Southeast Asia through the lens of eco–art history. In these regions, significant anthropogenic changes to terrain, watercourses, and ecosystems date back millennia, as do artwork and artefacts that both conceptualize and modify the natural world. The rising interest in earth-conscious modes of analysis, or “eco–art history,” informs this anthology, which explores the mutual impact of artistic expressions and local environments in East and Southeast Asia. Moreover, conceptual tools and case studies focused on these regions impart important insights bearing on the development of eco–art history. Th9781527522176e book includes case studies examining the impact of the Little Ice Age on court painting and systems of representing marine life in the Joseon period in Korea. Other contributors consider contemporary artistic strategies, such as developing a “sustainability aesthetics” and focusing attention to non-human agents, to respond to environmental damage and climate change in the present. Additional essays analyse the complicated art historical ecology of heritage sites and question the underlying anthropocentrism in art historical priorities and practices. As a whole, Eco–Art History in East and Southeast Asia argues for the importance of ecological considerations in art history.

9781527531321The Impact of Development on the Environment and Human Rights: A Study of Three Indian Projects looks into the developmental policies that have been followed in India since independence and their impact on both the environment and human rights. It also explores some of the major theoretical discourses, and debates these topics and the responses large-scale developmental projects in India have elicited from marginalized sections of society. The book presents a synoptic view of how sustainable development in India may be attained, focusing on three controversial Indian developmental projects, namely the Narmada River Valley project, bauxite mining by Vedanta Resources in Orissa and Kudankulam nuclear power plant, taking these cases as representative of large-scale developmental projects laid out in India.

9781527518254“Think globally, act locally” is a phrase many of us grew up hearing. What we weren’t told, however, is how hard it is to accomplish. Global Mindset: Cultivating Knowledge in Multinational Organizations mines the well-researched field of global mindset by exploring the ways global knowledge allows organizations of any size or tenure to become more effective on the global scene. It draws on a case study of an international religious community to show how global partnerships can be improved and how organizational members can grow professionally and personally from a global mindset—even if they never step foot on a plane.

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Global Democracy and Human Self-Transcendence: The Power of the Future for Planetary Transformation examines the dynamics of self-transcendence for both individuals and humanity as a whole. In doing so, it illuminates the definitive relationship between self-transcendence and global democracy. Drawing upon a vast literature of philosophy, psychology, and religion, ancient and modern, East and West, this book reveals the power of human futurity in actualizing our higher potential. It represents a real breakthrough in understanding our emerging new era in the evolution of humanity. It describes our transition from personal consciousness to global consciousness.The book includes chapters on the fundamental ideas that animate our self-understanding and define our common humanity. Through careful scholarship, it examines the dynamics of human dignity, freedom, love, community, intrinsic rights, and global ethics. It explores each of these concepts as a dimension of our human temporality as we envision and move into an ever-transcending future, a future that includes a World Parliament and planetary democracy. In our time of apparent hopelessness and despair, this volume reveals the grounds for a powerful hope that we can establish one world civilization of peace, justice, freedom, and sustainability. It makes a truly unique contribution, not found elsewhere in today’s literature, revealing the astonishing dignity and potential of being human. It is essential reading for all those concerned for the future of humanity and our precious planet Earth.


As a way to honour this, we are offering a 50% discount on the below books.

To find out more about each title, click on the image below. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EARTH19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 1st May 2019.

NB: for Global Democracy and Human Self-Transcendence: The Power of the Future for Planetary Transformationthe discount applies both to the hardback and paperback editions.

Interview with Professor Stefaan Missinne (c) Canale 5

Ciao!

Attenzione our Italian and Italian-speaking subscribers!

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Take a tour of the Channel 5 Evening News archive to witness our groundbreaking author Professor Stefaan Missinne (The Da Vinci Globe:) discuss the discovery of The Globe at the Italian Art Fair of Parma on Prime Time Italian National TV (3rd of March 2019).

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Click this link and travel approximately 28 minutes in to access the interview.

Grazie!


Prime Time. March 3rd 2019 at 20.00 on the Sunday Evening News of Canale 5 (Mediaset).

 

 

Event: In conversation with author Boštjan Videmšek

You are kindly invited to a book presentation by the award winning journalist Boštjan Videmšek, titled ‘Dispatches from the Frontlines of Humanity’, that was recently published in English by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. The event will be moderated by foreign correspondent Adrijan Bakič from RTV Slovenia.


Dispatches from the Frontlines of Humanity is an in-depth reportage on some of the most defining issues of our time, namely the global refugee crisis, the conflicts displacing these masses of humanity, and the causes behind them. It is also an ode to the vanishing art of the long-form feature or reportage, which is disappearing because many media organisations can no longer afford it, or are unwilling to pay for this kind of time-consuming, on-the-ground journalism.

This book showcases a keen eye for the human story and a profound commitment to the human family. By telling the stories, it helps put a human face on the suffering that is too often viewed statistically and quantitatively.


Boštjan Videmšek is an award-winning Slovenian journalist, war correspondent, and playwright. He is the author of several books about wars, conflicts, migration, refugees, the Arab Spring, and the Greek financial crisis, including 21st Century Conflicts: Remnants of War(s). His articles and stories have been published in The New York Times, Politico, Le Figaro, Der Spiegel, Aftenposten, El Periodico, Sydney Morning Herald, Middle East Eye, and Atlantic Post, among others. He has reported from all major conflicts in last 20 years, including those in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Darfur, South Sudan, Pakistan, Gaza, Libya, Somalia, and Kosovo.


For further information about the event, please click this link

 

Meet our Authors: Craig R. Smith – March 2019

Dr Craig R. Smith is a former professor at California State University. He won the Ehninger Award for contributions to rhetorical theory and the Gronbeck Award for research on political communication, both from the National Communication Association. He also won that organization’s Robert O’Neil Award three times for scholarly papers on the First Amendment.

After completing a PhD, Craig taught at San Diego State University, the University of Virginia, and the University of Alabama, where he founded the Communication Studies Department. He also served as a full-time speechwriter for President Gerald Ford, as a consulting writer to George H. W. Bush and as a consultant to CBS News for convention, election, and inaugural coverage.

He served as founding president of the Freedom of Expression Foundation in Washington, DC from 1983 to 1988. He then became a full Professor at California State University, until he retired in 2015.

He has published 19 books and over 85 scholarly articles.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Craig authored Romanticism, Rhetoric and the Search for the Sublime: A Neo-Romantic Theory for Our Time.

Craig highly recommends Cambridge Scholars Publishing, praising the accommodating and prompt service provided, as well as the polished final product:


“I brought my manuscript on the Romantic Era to Cambridge Scholars Publishing on the recommendation of professors who teach in such diverse fields as English, Romance Languages, and Communication. I have published with many other publishers including university presses and none have surpassed Cambridge Scholars in terms of turn-around times, courtesy and helpfulness.  The final product looks wonderful and has been professionally produced. I would strongly recommend Cambridge Scholars Publishing to any academic with a sound research product.”  


As part of this Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Romanticism, Rhetoric and the Search for the Sublime: A Neo-Romantic Theory for Our TimeTo redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAR19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 15th April 2019.

Meet our Authors: Tami Yaguri – March 2019

Dr Tami Yaguri is an Associate Professor of Philosophy with a PhD from Tel Aviv University. Her dissertation focuses on the Danish philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard. After more than two decades teaching in the philosophy department at Tel Aviv, she now trains advanced existential therapists and expressive arts therapy MA students at the College of Society and the Arts in Israel.

Placing philosophy into practice is one of her passions. She promotes this in public talks on human development, in radio and magazine interviews, and in counselling sessions on meaning in life. She is active in Kierkegaard research, and the author of many scholarly articles and books.

Unraveling Life’s Riddle is newly translated from Hebrew. In Israel, since 2016, it has gone through three editions. The book links theories of life’s meaning from major philosophers and psychologists to both in-depth interviews with persons seeking meaning in their lives and to autobiographical revelations.

Tami describes her experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:


“This is the second book that I’ve published with Cambridge Scholars Publishing (CSP). After my very positive experience with the publication of the first book, I didn’t hesitate to engage with CSP for this book. I was even more impressed this time around. The efficiency, speed of production, professionality at every level, has even increased. At each stage of the process I was introduced to the person in charge. Each and every one of them was polite, encouraging and clear in walking me through the process. I wish every author the positive experience of working with such publication house.”


As part of this month’s Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Unraveling Life’s Riddle. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAMAR19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on the 15th April 2019.