Search Results for information-history-in-the-modern-world

90) show that this was one of the severest phases of the Little Ice Age in the Far East. The deaths due to famine in the late 1870s in India and China have been estimated at 14–18 million. The historical documentary information which ...

Author: Hubert H. Lamb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134798391

Category: Science

Page: 464

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We live in a world that is increasingly vulnerable to climatic shocks - affecting agriculture and industry, government and international trade, not to mention human health and happiness. Serious anxieties have been aroused by respected scientists warning of dire perils that could result from upsets of the climatic regime. In this internationally acclaimed book, Emeritus Professor Hubert Lamb examines what we know about climate, how the past record of climate can be reconstructed, the causes of climatic variation, and its impact on human affairs now and in the historical and prehistoric past. This 2nd Edition includes a new preface and postscript reviewing the wealth of literature to emerge in recent years, and discusses implications for a deeper understanding of the problems of future climatic fluctuations and forecasting.
2002-09-26 By Hubert H. Lamb

our purpose to deal with them in a separate chapter and to treat them as marking the transition to the modern world. No precise dates, indeed, separate one historic epoch from another. The truth is that the social life of man forms a ...

Author: Hutton Webster


ISBN: STANFORD:36105049345049

Category: Europe

Page: 859

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1925 By Hutton Webster

She also serves as a program coordinator for book history, early modern history, Early Modern World and Information History at Harvard University. She is a specialist in the history of education in early modern Europe.

Author: Anja-Silvia Goeing

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004444058

Category: Social Science

Page: 520

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Early Modern Universities: Networks of Higher Education contains twenty essays by experts on early modern academic networks. Using a variety of approaches to universities, schools, and academies throughout Europe and in Central America, the book suggests pathways for future research.
2020-12-07 By Anja-Silvia Goeing

Information History in the Modern World: Histories of the Information Age. Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2010. Wells, H. G. Anticipations of the Reactions of Mechanical and Scientific Progress Upon Human Life and Thought.

Author: Mark Shirk

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231554305

Category: Political Science


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The state bounds politics: it constructs and enforces boundaries that separate what it controls from what lies outside its domain. However, states face a variety of threats that cross and challenge their geographical and conceptual boundaries. Transnational violent actors that transcend these boundaries also defy the state’s claims to political authority and legitimacy. Mark Shirk examines historical and contemporary state responses to transnational violence to develop a new account of the making of global orders. He considers a series of crises that plagued the state system in different eras: golden-age piracy in the eighteenth century, anarchist “propagandists of the deed” at the turn of the twentieth, and al-Qaeda in recent years. Shirk argues that states redraw conceptual boundaries, such as between “international” and “domestic,” to make sense of and defeat transnational threats. In response to forms of political violence that challenged boundaries, states developed creative responses that included new forms of control, surveillance, and rights. As a result, these responses gradually made and transformed the state and global order. Shirk draws on extensive archival research and interviews with policy makers and experts, and he explores the implications for understandings of state formation. Combining rich detail and theoretical insight, Making War on the World reveals the role of pirates, anarchists, and terrorists in shaping global order.
2022-03-01 By Mark Shirk

Stiff, Paul, Paul Dobraszczyk, and Mike Esbester. 2011. 'Designing and gathering information: perspectives on nineteenth-century forms.' In Information history in the modern world: histories of the information age, edited by Toni Weller ...

Author: Alison Black

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317125297

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 750

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Information Design provides citizens, business and government with a means of presenting and interacting with complex information. It embraces applications from wayfinding and map reading to forms design; from website and screen layout to instruction. Done well it can communicate across languages and cultures, convey complicated instructions, even change behaviours. Information Design offers an authoritative guide to this important multidisciplinary subject. The book weaves design theory and methods with case studies of professional practice from leading information designers across the world. The heavily illustrated text is rigorous yet readable and offers a single, must-have, reference to anyone interested in information design or any of its related disciplines such as interaction design and information architecture, information graphics, document design, universal design, service design, map-making and wayfinding.
2017-01-12 By Alison Black

changed opinions in the fields above set forth , it is not rash to re - examine the history of man , and if necessary we need not shrink from quietly setting aside the great mass of current opinions and teachings as to man's life on the ...

Author: Emory Adams Allen


ISBN: UIUC:30112097569443

Category: Civilization


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Pioneering uses of the term in early modern contexts include: Robert Darnton, 'An Early Information Society: News and the Media in Eighteenth-Century Paris', American Historical Review, 105 (2000), 1–35; John J. McCusker, 'The Demise of ...

Author: Hamish M. Scott

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199597253

Category: History

Page: 736

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This Handbook re-examines the concept of early modern history in a European and global context. The term 'early modern' has been familiar, especially in Anglophone scholarship, for four decades and is securely established in teaching, research, and scholarly publishing. More recently, however, the unity implied in the notion has fragmented, while the usefulness and even the validity of the term, and the historical periodisation which it incorporates, have been questioned. The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 provides an account of the development of the subject during the past half-century, but primarily offers an integrated and comprehensive survey of present knowledge, together with some suggestions as to how the field is developing. It aims both to interrogate the notion of 'early modernity' itself and to survey early modern Europe as an established field of study. The overriding aim will be to establish that 'early modern' is not simply a chronological label but possesses a substantive integrity. Volume I examines 'Peoples and Place', assessing structural factors such as climate, printing and the revolution in information, social and economic developments, and religion, including chapters on Orthodoxy, Judaism and Islam.
2015 By Hamish M. Scott

In Penman, R. and Sless, D. (eds), Designing Information for People. ... Florianopolis: Brazilian Society of Information Design, 119–29. ... Information History in the Modern World: Histories of the Information Age.

Author: Emmanuel Tsekleves

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317152507

Category: Design

Page: 414

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One of the most complex global challenges is improving wellbeing and developing strategies for promoting health or preventing ‘illbeing’ of the population. The role of designers in indirectly supporting the promotion of healthy lifestyles or in their contribution to illbeing has emerged. This means designers now need to consider, both morally and ethically, how they can ensure that they ‘do no harm’ and that they might deliberately decide to promote healthy lifestyles and therefore prevent ill health. Design for Health illustrates the history of the development of design for health, the various design disciplines and domains to which design has contributed. Through 26 case studies presented in this book, the authors reveal a plethora of design research methodologies and research methods employed in design for health. The editors also present, following a thematic analysis of the book chapters, seven challenges and seven areas of opportunity that designers are called upon to address within the context of healthcare. Furthermore, five emergent trends in design in healthcare are presented and discussed. This book will be of interest to students of design as well as designers and those working to improve the quality of healthcare.
2017-05-18 By Emmanuel Tsekleves

GLOBALITIES Series editor : Jeremy Black GLOBAlities is a series which reinterprets world history in a concise yet ... books in the series are conceptual in focus yet present an array of historical data to justify their arguments .

Author: Lawrence Sondhaus

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1861892020

Category: History

Page: 336

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Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.
2004-05-04 By Lawrence Sondhaus

Has there been an “evolution,” or “linear progress,” in the development of peacemaking in the modern era? Over a century ago, Bertha von Suttner, presaging Freud, articulated the fundamental dilemma in her Nobel Peace Prize lecture: ...

Author: Ronald Edsforth

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350179851

Category: History

Page: 256

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A Cultural History of Peace presents an authoritative survey from ancient times to the present. The set of six volumes covers over 2500 years of history, charting the evolving nature and role of peace throughout history. This volume, A Cultural History of Peace in the Modern Age, explores peace in the period from 1920 to the present. As with all the volumes in the illustrated Cultural History of Peace set, this volume presents essays on the meaning of peace, peace movements, maintaining peace, peace in relation to gender, religion and war and representations of peace. A Cultural History of Peace in the Modern Age is the most authoritative and comprehensive survey available on peace in the twentieth and twentieth century.
2022-02-24 By Ronald Edsforth