The Meanings of Timbuktu
This volume authored by leading international scholars begin s to sketch the meaning of Timbuktu within the context of the intellectual history of West Africa in particular and of the African continent in general The book covers four broad areas Part I provides an introduction to the region outlines what archaeology can tell us of its history examines the paper and various calligraphic styles used in the manuscripts and explains how ancient institutions of scholarship functioned Part II begins t
The Theatre of Violence: Narratives of protagonists in the South African conflict
While many accounts have focused on the victims of state repression this unique volume documents the often contradictory and confusing stories of those who acknowledge having committed some dreadful deeds Individuals on various sides of the apartheid divide from state security structures to the ANC PAC and grassroots activists tell their own stories The central focus is to give an account of the actions of the perpetrators here depicted as competing protagonists in an arena of violence It examin
The Land Question in South Africa:The challenge of transformation and distribution
Since the advent of democracy in 1994 issues at the heart of the land question in South Africa are how to reverse this phenomenon and how a large-scale redistribution of land can contribute to the transformation of the economy and the reduction of poverty both rural and urban Edited by Ntsebeza and Hall the volume includes contributions by leading scholars and activists such as Mercia Andrews Henry Bernstein Ben Cousins Sam Moyo and Cherryl Walker and government and World Bank officials such as
How to Teach Division
Teaching division in mathematics can be done with using note cards and a group of two or more people. Explain division by handing out note cards and breaking up the group to show the answer with this veteran math teacher.
Inside the lab: J. Christopher Love, Ph.D.
Learn more about how the Love lab is using miniature micro titer plates and micro fluidics to evaluate populations of cells, maximize their productivity, and ultimately improve the process for developing cancer biologics.
BBC/OU Money & Management podcast
This website actually contains a series of podcasts, produced by the Open University's Open2.Net and the BBC. Experts from The Open University give insight into the stories dominating the business world, for example on the death of the pub, retail revolutions or the cost of home ownership. This could be an alternative way for business students to find good materials for their projects, instead of via text journals. The podcasts are free and there is help on how to use them.
2008.09.17-iPhone Programming Association (Audio)
Desing and Implementation - Including Model View Controller (MVC), Typical Control Flow (entry point, delegates, etc.), and real world example.
Cloudless Sulphur Larva Pupates and Later Emerges in Time Lapse
This Cloudless Sulphur (Phoebis sennae) butterfly larva pupates and later emerges as an adult. The other pupa tries to eclose but is unsuccessful, and dies during the process. What a great resource to help build background knowledge and to help make real world connections between nature and the classroom. (1:40)
T4 Tips Podcast #10 - Gmail & GoogleDocs (Mac/PC)
In today's show get yet another email account (http://mail.google.com), You will need it to explore and use Google Docs and Spreadsheets (http://docs.google.com) . Think of the collaborative possibilities for students and teachers as you use these free tools.
T4 Tips Podcast #30 - iPhoto '08 (Mac)
An introduction to iPhoto '08
T4 Tips Podcast #33 - Beginning iWeb (Mac)
This is an actual working version of the podcast. A look at Apple's iWeb.
The upside of hard times
This could be the best year of your life; a year of discovery, correction, clearance, and enlightenment. 2009 could be the year that started all wrong and ended so right. The year things came right. Twenty years from now, when sharing life's lessons over a bottle of wine with friends, you might reflect on 2009 as your year of real change; that barrier year between who you were and who you became.
The unreal estate
For many people around the world, property rights are not well defined, enforced or monitored; resulting in over half of the world’s population living and working on ‘unreal estate’, i.e. without the security of property ownership.
In her book Prosperity Unbound: Building Property Markets With Trust, INSEAD alumna Elena Panaritis presents a holistic approach to combating this lack of formal rights, arguing that a new thinking process, combined with successful diagnosis a
How to recapitalise banks: a personal view
The current approach to solving the banking crisis is to put more government money into banks. The problem with this approach is that it creates fear of government meddling in the operational and financial decisions of the banking sector. The capitalist system can only survive if two conditions are met: managers are willing and capable of maximising shareholder value.
Global outlook: big spenders and penny-pinchers
In the US, extravagance is a normal way of life. In China, it is a sin. Such contrasting consumer psyche between the two economies needs to be evened out before a sustained recovery of the post-bubble global economy can be achieved in the longer run, says Stephen Roach, chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia.
African entrepreneurs must pressure governments to regulate business environments
Although many African companies will be hit by the current global slowdown, there is a lot that local entrepreneurs and their governments can do to improve their business environments, says Arthur Levi, former head of the World Bank’s private sector arm, International Finance Corporation (IFC) Europe.
World Bank to double lending to emerging economies in wake of crisis
The World Bank is aiming to double its lending to emerging economies that are most vulnerable from the fallout of the global financial crisis, World Bank president Robert Zoellick said at a recent forum in Singapore organised by the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
Asia feels the pain caused by the crisis but could be poised for rapid recovery
Asia can’t escape the financial and economic crisis that is battering the rest of the world, but the region may be poised for a more rapid recovery if leaders in business and government work together and show leadership.
Coping with Copenhagen: the business implications
The Copenhagen Climate Summit (COP 15) began on December 7, 2009, on the heels of the pirating of the East Anglia University Climatic Research Unit's email exchanges, and calls of climate sceptics to re-examine the scientific basis for undertaking actions to limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions originating from human activity.
What’s next after Copenhagen?
Was there too much riding on the United Nations Climate Change Conference which concluded in Copenhagen at the weekend?