Book Announcement: Digital Resources, Creativity and Innovative Methodologies in Language Teaching and Learning

Digital Resources, Creativity and Innovative Methodologies in Language Teaching and Learning now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp516, £70.99 / $119.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Digital Resources, Creativity and Innovative Methodologies in Language Teaching and Learning, edited by Adriana Teresa Damascelli.

The concept of university language centres has changed in recent decades. Initially conceived as laboratories for practical and autonomous language-learning, they are now considered as places with more specific and complex functions in language teaching and learning. University language centres now constitute networks for exchanging knowledge and know-how in order to respond to ever-changing, multilingual and multicultural contexts. At the same time, the availability and acquisition of new technologies is contributing to the creation of new tools for the provision of appropriate services and training.
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Book Announcement: Birthing the Computer: From Drums to Cores

Birthing the Computer: From Drums to Cores now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp369, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Birthing the Computer: From Drums to Cores by Stephen H. Kaisler.

Birthing the Computer: From Drums to Cores examines the evolution of computer systems architecture based on two evolutionary developments: memory technology – magnetic drums to magnetic cores – and CPU technology – transistors. This evolution, exemplified by a number of academic and commercial computing machines, yielded significant performance improvements and more storage leading to more effective utilization. These features would drive the development of programming languages and system software that would enhance the usability of the machines to solve more complex problems in both business, government, and scientific domains. The machines described in this volume represent the leading edge of the transition to second generation computer systems. They introduce a number of key technology concepts in computer architecture and system software that are found in every computer system today, albeit in a more modern form.
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Book Announcement: News Discourse and Digital Currents: A Corpus-Based Genre Analysis of News Tickers

News Discourse and Digital Currents: A Corpus-Based Genre Analysis of News Tickers now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp250, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of News Discourse and Digital Currents: A Corpus-Based Genre Analysis of News Tickers by Antonio Fruttaldo.

In recent years, journalistic practices have undergone a radical change due to the increasing pressure of new digital media on the professional practice. The ever-growing development of new technologies and the ceaseless fluctuation of social practices have challenged some of the traditional genres found in these professional contexts.
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Book Announcement: Teacher Education in India: Issues and Concerns

Teacher Education in India: Issues and Concerns now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443886093
Hardback, pp180, £63.99 / $108.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Teacher Education in India: Issues and Concerns, edited by Lokanath Mishra.

This book derives from an ICSSR New Delhi-sponsored National seminar on teacher education issues and concerns, with special reference to North East India, organised by the Department of Education at Mizoram University, Aizawl, India. The entire fabric of any modern and progressive country is built upon the quality, dedication, competency, and commitment of teachers. A great responsibility lies with teachers, as a generation of young people’s education is dependent on teachers’ ability to teach well. The teacher education system is, therefore, an important vehicle to improve the quality of education, which means that the revitalisation and strengthening of the teacher education system is a powerful way to raise the standard of education in a country. This collection of papers analyses this teacher education system and the processes of improvement that are taking place.
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Book Announcement: An Exploration of Technology and its Social Impact

An Exploration of Technology and its Social Impact now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp120, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of An Exploration of Technology and its Social Impact, edited by Savvas A. Katsikides.

This book provides a set of important articles dealing with technology’s role and its social impact within the new information age. Taking into consideration the rapid changes within the modern social sphere, the book will be of interest to those seeking to understand how technology is currently reshaping life, as well as its capacity to influence social change in the contemporary era. The book is of analytical and critical value, and concerns vital research issues within the context of the emerging information age. It draws together research devoted to key questions examining the relationship between the various new developments of technological systems and their social impact.
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Book Announcement: Progress in Medical Geology

Progress in Medical Geology now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp340, £68.99 / $117.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Progress in Medical Geology, edited by Motomu Ibaraki and Hiroko Mori.

This volume represents a compendium of research conducted by international scholars who participated in the 2nd Symposium on Advances in Geospatial held during “The 5th International Conference on Medical Geology” in Arlington, Virginia, USA, in 2013. The research topics dealt with here mainly focus on the new scientific field of medical geology used to address a variety of human health issues and diseases specifically related to geological materials and earth-system processes. This volume will be of interest to those who wish to learn about current and historical health issues relating to geological materials or other environmental factors. It also represents a useful guide to learning the interdisciplinary approach to problem-solving in the field of medical geology.
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Book Announcement: Towards Efficient Photovoltaic Devices: Key Facts and Experiments on Dye Sensitised Solar Cells

Towards Efficient Photovoltaic Devices: Key Facts and Experiments on Dye Sensitised Solar Cells now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Hardback, pp140, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Towards Efficient Photovoltaic Devices: Key Facts and Experiments on Dye Sensitised Solar Cells by Codrin Alexandru Andrei.

Fossil fuels are limited resources and are anticipated to be exhausted within the next few decades. Solar energy is the only renewable resource capable of adequately meeting today’s total global energy demand.
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