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The Black Box

By Michael Connelly
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Isbn : 0316069442
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 752
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In this "superb" thriller, Detective Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to the unsolved killing of a young female photographer during the 1992 L.A. riots (Wall Street Journal). In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box," the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together. Riveting and relentlessly paced, The Black Box leads Harry Bosch, "one of the greats of crime fiction" (New York Daily News), into one of his most fraught and perilous cases.

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  • Pages : 464
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The Black Box

By Michael Connelly
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  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Isbn : 0316069442
  • Pages : 416
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 667
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In this "superb" thriller, Detective Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to the unsolved killing of a young female photographer during the 1992 L.A. riots (Wall Street Journal). In a case that spans 20 years, Harry Bosch links the bullet from a recent crime to a file from 1992, the killing of a young female photographer during the L.A. riots. Harry originally investigated the murder, but it was then handed off to the Riot Crimes Task Force and never solved. Now Bosch's ballistics match indicates that her death was not random violence, but something more personal, and connected to a deeper intrigue. Like an investigator combing through the wreckage after a plane crash, Bosch searches for the "black box," the one piece of evidence that will pull the case together. Riveting and relentlessly paced, The Black Box leads Harry Bosch, "one of the greats of crime fiction" (New York Daily News), into one of his most fraught and perilous cases.

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By Kevin G. Karpiak,William Garriott
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  • Publisher : Routledge
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  • Pages : 236
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By Edward Phillips Oppenheimer
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
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The Black Box Society

By Frank Pasquale
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Isbn : 0674967100
  • Pages : 319
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 637
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By Michel Morange
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  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Isbn : 0674245253
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Science
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In this masterful account, a historian of science surveys the molecular biology revolution, its origin and continuing impact. Since the 1930s, a molecular vision has been transforming biology. Michel Morange provides an incisive and overarching history of this transformation, from the early attempts to explain organisms by the structure of their chemical components, to the birth and consolidation of genetics, to the latest technologies and discoveries enabled by the new science of life. Morange revisits A History of Molecular Biology and offers new insights from the past twenty years into his analysis. The Black Box of Biology shows that what led to the incredible transformation of biology was not a simple accumulation of new results, but the molecularization of a large part of biology. In fact, Morange argues, the greatest biological achievements of the past few decades should still be understood within the molecular paradigm. What has happened is not the displacement of molecular biology by other techniques and avenues of research, but rather the fusion of molecular principles and concepts with those of other disciplines, including genetics, physics, structural chemistry, and computational biology. This has produced decisive changes, including the discoveries of regulatory RNAs, the development of massive scientific programs such as human genome sequencing, and the emergence of synthetic biology, systems biology, and epigenetics. Original, persuasive, and breathtaking in its scope, The Black Box of Biology sets a new standard for the history of the ongoing molecular revolution.

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By James Hemmington
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  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Isbn : 1785452096
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Reads : 416
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Archie Harper is a young inventor, always excited about his next big idea. His mother and father, however, just see a dreamer and are disappointed in him. One day, out of the blue, he meets someone who believes in him - a mysterious old man, who helps him invent the world's greatest ever invention! Unfortunately for Archie, before anyone knows what he's achieved, his invention falls into the hands of an unscrupulous and ruthless businessman. Archie is desperate to find some way to get his invention back, not least because, in a twist of fate, his mother's life depends on it.

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  • Publisher : World Bank Publications
  • Isbn : 9780821384749
  • Pages : 204
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 182
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There are more poor people around the world than ever before. One of the missing factors in efforts to address poverty and increase sustainable development is adequate governmental capacity development. One effective means to improve the quality of democratic governance is by learning from the past and from others' experiences. 'The Black Box of Governmental Learning' introduces the Learning Spiral a new concept for organizing effective learning events for governments in the 21st century. It helps governments to learn from each other. This theory-based concept has been applied successfully over the past decade in numerous conferences, training, and e-learning events all over the world. The book is directed toward practitioners in governments, such as members of cabinets, parliaments, and courts; civil servants and politicians; civil society organizations; and international organizations. It will help them understand the challenges of learning in governments and offers a concept for organizing effective learning events.

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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Isbn : 0300177933
  • Pages : 337
  • Category : Law
  • Reads : 733
  • File Pdf: configuring-the-networked-self.pdf

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The legal and technical rules governing flows of information are out of balance, argues Julie E. Cohen in this original analysis of information law and policy. Flows of cultural and technical information are overly restricted, while flows of personal information often are not restricted at all. The author investigates the institutional forces shaping the emerging information society and the contradictions between those forces and the ways that people use information and information technologies in their everyday lives. She then proposes legal principles to ensure that people have ample room for cultural and material participation as well as greater control over the boundary conditions that govern flows of information to, from, and about them.

The Black Box of Governance

By Sandra Guerra
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1000426491
  • Pages : 334
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 210
  • File Pdf: the-black-box-of-governance.pdf

Book Summary:

In the world of corporate governance, the board of directors is often viewed as the "black box" of companies: only the board members who are seated at the meeting table understand how this "decision-making machine" works. In this book, a board member with over 25 years’ experience pulls off the lid and shows both how boards have worked and how they could work. This book is grounded in extensive research in three different surveys: one with more than 100 Brazilian directors, another with 340 board members from 40 countries, and a final one with 103 Brazilian directors serving on 238 boards. It also includes interviews with Ira Millstein, Sir Adrian Cadbury, Robert Monks and Mervyn King. The inner-workings of the board of directors are revealed: • What keeps directors awake at night • Obstacles to efficient decision-making • Behavioral dynamics, both within the board and in relation to the management • Pitfalls that arise from individual and group biases Based on these insights and the author’s own consulting and board experience, the book presents a guide to behavioral tools enabling directors and executives to confidently navigate the boardroom, improving interactivity and the efficiency of the decision-making process. Intended for directors and executives who are directly involved in the board's activities, as well as for leaders responsible for strategy implementation, this book provides a behavioral compass for all those interacting with the "black box."

Opening the Black Box of Cabinet-Level Politics

By Sarah Sinram
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  • Publisher : LIT Verlag Münster
  • Isbn : 3643911173
  • Pages : 218
  • Category :
  • Reads : 344
  • File Pdf: opening-the-black-box-of-cabinet-level-politics.pdf

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The book takes a look at social expenditure in affluent democracies in times of fiscal austerity. The study analyzes expenditure changes in nine social policy areas between 1980 - 2010, from an intra-cabinet perspective by considering the partisan affiliation of responsible spending ministers and effects of budgeting reforms. Thus, the analysis contributes to the question of whether parties or institutions matter.

Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice

By Larry Cuban
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  • Publisher : Harvard Education Press
  • Isbn : 1612505589
  • Pages : 280
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 394
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Book Summary:

A book that explores the problematic connection between education policy and practice while pointing in the direction of a more fruitful relationship, Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice is a provocative culminating statement from one of America’s most insightful education scholars and leaders. Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice takes as its starting point a strikingly blunt question: “With so many major structural changes in U.S. public schools over the past century, why have classroom practices been largely stable, with a modest blending of new and old teaching practices, leaving contemporary classroom lessons familiar to earlier generations of school-goers?” It is a question that ought to be of paramount interest to all who are interested in school reform in the United States. It is also a question that comes naturally to Larry Cuban, whose much-admired books have focused on various aspects of school reform—their promises, wrong turns, partial successes, and troubling failures. In this book, he returns to this territory, but trains his focus on the still baffling fact that policy reforms—no matter how ambitious or determined—have generally had little effect on classroom conduct and practice. Cuban explores this problem from a variety of angles. Several chapters look at how teachers, in responding to major policy initiatives, persistently adopt changes and alter particular routine practices while leaving dominant ways of teaching largely undisturbed. Other chapters contrast recent changes in clinical medical practice with those in classroom teaching, comparing the practical effects of varying medical and education policies. The book’s concluding chapter distills important insights from these various explorations, taking us inside the “black box” of the book’s title: those workings that have repeatedly transformed dramatic policy initiatives into familiar—and largely unchanged—classroom practices.

Understanding the Entrepreneurial Mind

By Alan L. Carsrud,Malin Brännback
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 9781441904430
  • Pages : 375
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 889
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Interest in the functioning of the human mind can certainly be traced to Plato and Aristotle who often dealt with issues of perceptions and motivations. While the Greeks may have contemplated the human condition, the modern study of the human mind can be traced back to Sigmund Freud (1900) and the psychoanalytic movement. He began the exploration of both conscious and unconscious factors that propelled humans to engage in a variety of behaviors. While Freud’s focus may have been on repressed sexuality our focus in this volume lies elsewhere. We are concerned herein with the expression of the cognitions, motivations, passions, intentions, perceptions, and emotions associated with entrepreneurial behaviors. We are attempting in this volume to expand on the work of why entrepreneurs think d- ferently from other people (Baron, 1998, 2004). During the decade of the 1990s the eld of entrepreneurship research seemingly abandoned the study of the entrepreneur. This was the result of earlier research not being able to demonstrate some unique entrepreneurial personality, trait, or char- teristic (Brockhaus and Horwitz, 1986). It was both a naïve and simplistic search for the “holy grail” of what made entrepreneurs the way they are. However, many of the researchers in this volume have never gave up the belief that a better und- standing of the mind of the entrepreneur would give us a better understanding of the processes that lead to the creation of new ventures.

Professionals in food chains

By Svenja Springer,Herwig Grimm
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  • Publisher : Wageningen Academic Publishers
  • Isbn : 908686869X
  • Pages : 536
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 409
  • File Pdf: professionals-in-food-chains.pdf

Book Summary:

Within the public debate surrounding food, people often contend that the key to meeting current challenges is changing consumer behaviour. Professionals and practitioners such as farmers, retailers, veterinarians, or researchers only occupy the limelight during media coverage of so-called ‘food scandals’. If we are to better understand and negotiate current and future problems in the food supply chain, it will be essential to pay more attention to the role and position of professionals involved. ‘Professionals in food chains’ addresses questions as: What are the main ethical challenges for professionals in the food supply chain? Who within this complex field holds responsibility for what? What does it mean for the food-related professions to operate in an atmosphere of immense social tension and high expectations? Which virtues are required to do a ‘good’ job? In brief: What can be said about the roles, responsibilities, and ethics of professionals across this dynamic field? This book brings together work by scholars from a wide range of disciplines, addressing a broad spectrum of topics pertaining to professionals in the food supply chain. Topics covered include general issues on professional roles and responsibility, sustainable food supply chains, novel approaches in food production systems, current food politics, the ethics of consumption, veterinary ethics, pedagogical/educational and research ethics, as well as aquacultural, agricultural, animal, and food ethics.

Black Box

By Amos Oz
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Isbn : 0547751990
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 940
  • File Pdf: black-box.pdf

Book Summary:

Seven years after their divorce, Ilana breaks the bitter silence with a letter to Alex, a world-renowned authority on fanaticism, begging for help with their rebellious adolescent son, Boaz. One letter leads to another, and so evolves a correspondence between Ilana and Alex, Alex and Michel (Ilana's Moroccan husband), Alex and his Mephistophelian Jerusalem lawyer—a correspondence between mother and father, stepfather and stepson, father and son, each pleading his or her own case. The grasping, lyrical, manipulative, loving Ilana has stirred things up. Now, her former husband and her present husband have become rivals not only for her loyalty but for her son's as well.

Capitalismo 4.0

By Into the Black Box
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  • Publisher : Mimesis
  • Isbn : 8855194763
  • Pages :
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 738
  • File Pdf: capitalismo-4-0.pdf

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Oggi si parla sempre più spesso di rivoluzione 4.0, in riferimento a un insieme di processi come la rapida crescita del “capitalismo delle piattaforme” e, più in generale, l‘innesto sempre più pervasivo nel quotidiano di robotica, Internet of Things e dimensione algoritmica. Si tratta di processi che stanno trasformando profondamente anche il mondo del lavoro. Il volume – curato dal collettivo Into the Black Box – si propone di indagare tale realtà con uno sguardo attento non solo alle innovazioni tecnologiche e organizzative, ma anche e soprattutto alle forme di conflittualità che, dalle lotte nella sfera della riproduzione sociale ai “blocchi logistici”, si sviluppano all‘interno delle catene globali del valore.

New Clues for Analysing the HRM Black Box

By Alvaro López-Cabrales,Ramon Valle-Cabrera
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 1443881848
  • Pages : 198
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 352
  • File Pdf: new-clues-for-analysing-the-hrm-black-box.pdf

Book Summary:

This book serves to illustrate the difficulty in explaining the role of human resources and the complexities implicit in the management of people working together in various kinds of organisations, and, more specifically, the existing links between the management of human capital and the functioning of the organisation. Several chapters provide an accurate picture of topics and issues that are relevant today in the area of human resource management, by bringing together different approaches and levels of analysis that undoubtedly enrich one another. The opening chapters are theoretical reviews and approaches of differing degrees of abstraction that explain the connections between human resources management and the performance of the organization, including such topics as the importance of correctly implementing the processes of human resources management, and the role that the Human Resources Department can play in this; the importance of these management practices being interiorised and embedded in the whole organisation; and the debate on the effects that management systems based on both control and commitment have on the behaviours of individuals. Delving into the relationship between human resources management and organisational performance, the second part of the book investigates the effect that social networks and work groups have on an organisation’s results; the effect of job satisfaction on the differences and disagreements between an organisation and employee with respect to the behaviours expected; and finally the measurement of happiness at work with regards to three dimensions: engagement, job satisfaction and affective organisational commitment. These eight chapters were considered the best papers presented at the 9th International Workshop on Human Resources Management, held on October 30th–31st, 2014, at Pablo de Olavide University, Seville, Spain.

Opening the Black Box

By Rebekka Sputtek
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Isbn : 3834939250
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 739
  • File Pdf: opening-the-black-box.pdf

Book Summary:

Rebekka Sputtek sheds light upon the question of how the personality and emotional traits of executives influence their decision making and leadership behavior. While recent strategic management research has started to recognize the relevance of an executive's personality traits as antecedents of organizational outcomes, this stream has called for a more fine-grained clarification of the psychological processes underlying executive decision making. In order to contribute to the understanding of these processes, a holistic model integrating the role of an expedient set of personality variables and anger in executive’s decision making comprehensiveness as well as authenticity of transformational leadership is developed.