Wicked World Book

Wicked World


  • Author : Karel van Berkel
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-12-23
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781000358582

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Wicked World Excerpt :

Wicked World advocates the need to acknowledge the complex contexts in which managers, professionals and policymakers operate. Conventional tools do not serve us well in these new contexts and regularly aggravate the situation. This book offers a systemic perspective in exploring complex challenges and a sensemaking framework to deal with interconnected, persistent problems. Looking beyond the problem; seeking deeper patterns and linkages to other problems; realizing that cause and effect may not be obvious or close by; and that small changes can have major impacts...these are essential steps in operating in a wicked world. It is time for new perceptions and concepts that can support us. Systems and complexity theories are a starting point for this book. A comprehensive sensemaking framework can guide us in dealing with challenges such as digitalization and robotization impacting businesses, institutions, homes and society as a whole; social inequity and polarizing discourses; obesity, burn-out and cybersecurity. The first step is to become ‘systems savvy’ – Wicked World takes you on this journey.

This Wicked World Book
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This Wicked World


  • Author : Richard Lange
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN 10 : 0316053287

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This Wicked World Excerpt :

Elmore Leonard meets Denis Johnson in this explosive first novel set on the seedy side of Southern California. Ex-marine Jimmy Boone-former bodyguard to Los Angeles's rich and famous-is fresh out of Corcoran, on parole, and trying to keep his nose clean until he figures out his next move. He has a job tending bar on Hollywood Boulevard, serving drinks to tourists, and is determined to put the past behind him. But trying to do the right thing has always been Boone's downfall. When he backs up a buddy on a hero-for-hire gig-looking into the mysterious death of a kid on a downtown bus-he once again finds himself in a world of trouble. As Boone learns more about the boy, an innocent who got involved with the wrong people, his investigation becomes a mission. Along the dangerous margins of Los Angeles, he encounters down-on-their-luck drug dealers, a vengeful stripper, a dog-fighting ring, a beautiful ex-cop, a vicious crime boss and his crew, and a fortune in counterfeit bills. Before long, Boone realizes that his quest to get at the truth about a ruthless murder may also turn out to be his last chance at redemption. This Wicked World is a knock-out blend of superb writing and breakneck storytelling that grabs you by the collar and makes it impossible to stop reading.

Wicked World Book

Wicked World


  • Author : Mark Alan Norris
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2003-06-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781462803941

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Slightly Foxed   But Still Desirable Book
Score: 3.5
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Slightly Foxed But Still Desirable


  • Author : Ronald Searle
  • Publisher : Souvenir PressLtd
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015019407306

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Slightly Foxed But Still Desirable Excerpt :

The catalogues of antiquarian booksellers are written in a parallel language which can fool anyone not initiated into the mysteries of its complexities. After a lifetime of scanning these codes Ronald Searle has become an expert in decoding those poetic, exotic and usually approximate descriptions. InSlightly Foxed he offers his own guide to foiling the devious schemes of wicked booksellers forever.

Wicked World  Book
Score: 5
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Wicked World


  • Author : Benjamin Zephaniah
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2000-08-03
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141926919

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Wicked World Excerpt :

A brand new brilliant collection from the ground-breaking poet, Benjamin Zephaniah. His verse explores people and places, cultures, nationalities and tribes. Includes poems about Inuits, Celts, the history of Britain, Maories, the Dalai Lama, the North and South Poles, and much more - a real tour of the world.

Disney Descendants Wicked World Wish Granted Cinestory Comic Book
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Disney Descendants Wicked World Wish Granted Cinestory Comic


  • Author : Disney
  • Publisher : Joe Books Limited
  • Release Date : 2016-03-29
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 1988032814

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Disney Descendants Wicked World Wish Granted Cinestory Comic Excerpt :

Join Mal, Evie, Carlos, Jay, Ben and all-new characters as their stories unfold in Disney Descendants Wicked World Wish Granted animated shorts. There's no shortage of magic, mystery, and mischief at Auradon Prep. Princess Audrey, daughter of Princess Aurora, opts for a new hairdoÉor don't? Mal conjures some unforeseen trouble while cheering at Spirit Day. Jordan, The Genie's daughter, gets some unexpected company at her magic lamp, and more! Fans of the hit Disney Channel original movie Disney Descendants will love the graphic novel adaptation of the Wicked World Wish Granted shorts from Joe Books.

Descendants Wicked World Coloring Book Book

Descendants Wicked World Coloring Book


  • Author : Mike Donovan
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2018-10-09
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN 10 : 1728606845

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Descendants Wicked World Coloring Book Excerpt :

Coloring book based on Disney Channel Original Movie Descendants 20 high premium images ready to be colored!

Designing Post Virtual Architectures Book

Designing Post Virtual Architectures


  • Author : Heather Renée Barker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-10
  • Genre: Architecture
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317266549

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Designing Post Virtual Architectures Excerpt :

Designing Post-Virtual Architectures: Wicked Tactics and World-Building explores, describes, and demonstrates theories and strategies for design in a post-virtual world. This book reveals affinities among social, mathematical, philosophical, and language expressions integrated into a theoretical framework, facilitating design across physical and virtual space. This experience-driven framework forms the basis for data-driven, experience design methodologies. The implementation of these methodologies takes design work beyond the stylistic expressions of parameters, to data-driven, multi-modal, parametric processes of transformation. With this book as a resource, architects and designers have a handbook of technical and philosophical concepts to lend rigor to their design work. Numerous diagrams delineate complex ideas while also acting as templates for creating, assessing, and communicating the meaning and value of designed solutions. As a handbook, the intention is to provide a guide to support the application of interdisciplinary tactics across strategic fields. Such novel approaches open up new ways of developing singular solutions and new ways to serve the distributed behaviours systemized through architectures. In an evolving contemporary condition, a foundation of rigorous human-centred design is central to moving the discipline of design into the future. Providing a range of rigorous methodologies for those looking to develop project-specific strategies, Designing Post-Virtual Architectures: Wicked Tactics and World-Building is a tool to facilitate the creation of innovative and meaningful architectures, and is an ideal resource for postgraduate students of architectural theory, design theory and design methods, as well as academics and professionals practicing the field.

Wicked Flesh Book

Wicked Flesh


  • Author : Jessica Marie Johnson
  • Publisher : University of Pennsylvania Press
  • Release Date : 2020-08-28
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812297249

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Wicked Flesh Excerpt :

The story of freedom pivots on the choices black women made to retain control over their bodies and selves, their loved ones, and their futures. The story of freedom and all of its ambiguities begins with intimate acts steeped in power. It is shaped by the peculiar oppressions faced by African women and women of African descent. And it pivots on the self-conscious choices black women made to retain control over their bodies and selves, their loved ones, and their futures. Slavery's rise in the Americas was institutional, carnal, and reproductive. The intimacy of bondage whet the appetites of slaveowners, traders, and colonial officials with fantasies of domination that trickled into every social relationship—husband and wife, sovereign and subject, master and laborer. Intimacy—corporeal, carnal, quotidian—tied slaves to slaveowners, women of African descent and their children to European and African men. In Wicked Flesh, Jessica Marie Johnson explores the nature of these complicated intimate and kinship ties and how they were used by black women to construct freedom in the Atlantic world. Johnson draws on archival documents scattered in institutions across three continents, written in multiple languages and largely from the perspective of colonial officials and slave-owning men, to recreate black women's experiences from coastal Senegal to French Saint-Domingue to Spanish Cuba to the swampy outposts of the Gulf Coast. Centering New Orleans as the quintessential site for investigating black women's practices of freedom in the Atlantic world, Wicked Flesh argues that African women and women of African descent endowed free status with meaning through active, aggressive, and sometimes unsuccessful intimate and kinship practices. Their stories, in both their successes and their failures, outline a practice of freedom that laid the groundwork for the emancipation struggles of the nineteenth century and reshaped the New World.

Creating Wicked Students Book

Creating Wicked Students


  • Author : Paul Hanstedt
  • Publisher : Stylus Publishing, LLC
  • Release Date : 2018-05-31
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN 10 : 9781620366998

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Creating Wicked Students Excerpt :

In Creating Wicked Students, Paul Hanstedt argues that courses can and should be designed to present students with what are known as “wicked problems” because the skills of dealing with such knotty problems are what will best prepare them for life after college. As the author puts it, “this book begins with the assumption that what we all want for our students is that they be capable of changing the world....When a student leaves college, we want them to enter the world not as drones participating mindlessly in activities to which they’ve been appointed, but as thinking, deliberative beings who add something to society.” There’s a lot of talk in education these days about “wicked problems”—problems that defy traditional expectations or knowledge, problems that evolve over time: Zika, ISIS, political discourse in the era of social media. To prepare students for such wicked problems, they need to have wicked competencies, the ability to respond easily and on the fly to complex challenges. Unfortunately, a traditional education that focuses on content and skills often fails to achieve this sense of wickedness. Students memorize for the test, prepare for the paper, practice the various algorithms over and over again—but when the parameters or dynamics of the test or the paper or the equation change, students are often at a loss for how to adjust. This is a course design book centered on the idea that the goal in the college classroom—in all classrooms, all the time—is to develop students who are not just loaded with content, but capable of using that content in thoughtful, deliberate ways to make the world a better place. Achieving this goal requires a top-to-bottom reconsideration of courses, including student learning goals, text selection and course structure, day-to-day pedagogies, and assignment and project design. Creating Wicked Students takes readers through each step of the process, providing multiple examples at each stage, while always

The Culture of Crime Book

The Culture of Crime


  • Author : Craig L. LaMay
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Release Date : 1995-01-01
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 141283645X

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The Culture of Crime Excerpt :

There is no journalistic work more deserving of the designation “story” than news of crime. From antiquity, the culture of crime has been about the human condition, and whether information comes from Homer, Hollywood, or the city desk, it is a bottom about the human capacity for cruelty and suffering, about desperation and fear, about sex, race, and public morals. Facts are important to the telling of a crime story, but ultimately less so than the often apocryphal narratives we derive from them. The Culture of Crime is hence about the most common and least studies staple of news. Its prominence dates at least to the 1830s, when the urban penny press employed violence, sex, and scandal to build dizzying high levels of circulation and begin the modern age of mass media. In its coverage of crime, in particular, the popular press represented a new kind of journalism, if not a new definition of news, that made available for public consumption whole areas of social and private life that the mercantile, elite, and political press earlier ignored. This legacy has continued unabated for 150 years. The book explores new wrinkles in the study of crime and as a mass cultural activity—from exploring the private lives of public officials to dangers posed by constraints to a free press. The volume is prepared with the rigor of a scholarly brief but also the excitement of actual crime stories as such. Throughout, the reader is reminded that crime stories are both news and drama, and to ignore either is to diminish the other. The work delves deeply into current problems without either sentimental or trivial pursuits. It will be a volume of great interest to people in communications research, the social sciences, criminologists, and not least, the broad public which must endure the punishment of crime and the thrill of the crime story alike.

How to be Good Book

How to be Good


  • Author : Gary Cox
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-04-16
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781350068377

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How to be Good Excerpt :

What is goodness? Is goodness achievable, and if so, how? If being a good person is a matter of doing the right thing, then what is the right thing to do? Is it acting rationally, promoting happiness, exercising moderation in all things or respecting the freedom of others, or is it somehow a concoction of all these abilities, wisely adjusted to suit circumstances? In this instructive, entertaining and often humorous book, Gary Cox, best-selling author of How to Be an Existentialist and How to Be a Philosopher, investigates the phenomenon of goodness and what, if anything, it is to be a good person and a paragon of virtue. Part easygoing exploration of the age-old subject of moral philosophy, part personal development and improvement manual, How to Be Good carefully leads you on a fascinating journey through the often strange and surprising world of ethics.

William Cooper Nell  Nineteenth century African American Abolitionist  Historian  Integrationist Book
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William Cooper Nell Nineteenth century African American Abolitionist Historian Integrationist


  • Author : William Cooper Nell
  • Publisher : Black Classic Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 725
  • ISBN 10 : 1574780190

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William Cooper Nell Nineteenth century African American Abolitionist Historian Integrationist Excerpt :

For the first time, a biography of William Cooper Nell and a major portion of his articles for "The Liberator", "The National Anti-Slavery Standard", and "The North Star" have been published in a single volume. The book is the first to document the life and works of Nell and includes correspondence with many noted abolitionists such as Wendell Phillips, Frederick Douglass, Amy Kirby Post and Charles Sumner.

Dissertation of the end for which God created the world  Dissertation on the nature of true virtue  History of the work of redemption  An attempt to promote explicit agreement and visible union of God s people in extraordinary prayer  Distinguishing marks of a work of the spirit of God Book

Dissertation of the end for which God created the world Dissertation on the nature of true virtue History of the work of redemption An attempt to promote explicit agreement and visible union of God s people in extraordinary prayer Distinguishing marks of a work of the spirit of God


  • Author : Jonathan Edwards
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1829
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : MINN:31951002032031M

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Dissertation of the end for which God created the world Dissertation on the nature of true virtue History of the work of redemption An attempt to promote explicit agreement and visible union of God s people in extraordinary prayer Distinguishing marks of a work of the spirit of God Excerpt :