Essential Kanji

Author: Patrick Geoffrey O'Neill
Publisher: Weatherhill, Incorporated
ISBN: 0834802228
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Essential Kanji is an integrated course for learning to read and write the 2,000 basic Japanese characters. It introduces the kanji that are now in everyday use, a mastery of which makes it possible to read most modern Japanese. Devised for either home or classroom use, the book has been tested and refined by years of use in university classes taught by the author.

Karate s Supreme Ultimate

Author: Patrick McDermott
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9780595307470
Release Date: 2004-02-01
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Written by a White Belt and a Black Belt, this book contains the essence of Karate lore. Beginners will find all the basic concepts they'll need to get going. But it will also help higher ranks. As Master Funakoshi said, Taikyoku is a kata "of the most profound character and one to which, upon mastery of the art of karate, an expert will return to select it as the ultimate training kata." Taikyoku are used to introduce technique, but also the history and philosophy of Martial Arts. The authors share with you precepts of a master, insights of a beginner, and some Japanese and Okinawan lore and language picked up because of a life-long fascination with Things Japanese. You'll learn the meaning behind the Japanese words and kanji used in Karate, and improve your pronunciation along with your punches. You can use the book in conjunction with the Wado Ki Kai website at www.wadokikai.com. You'll actually be able to see the kata performed by Sensei Arce, step through it or stop motion to study any position. Whether a beginner just starting Martial Arts or a Black Belt reviewing the lore and language of Karate, this book has something for you.

Ideogram

Author: J. Marshall Unger
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 0824827600
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

In this latest book, J. Marshall Unger exposes the historical, scientific, cultural, and practical flaws accompanying the widespread belief that Chinese characters embody pure, language-less meaning. Whether one is interested in Chinese characters from the standpoint of language, literature, semiotics, psychology, history, cultural studies, or computers, Ideogram contains new ideas and insights that are sure to challenge preconceptions and provoke thought.

Cognitive Technology

Author: J.L. Mey
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 0080529313
Release Date: 1995-12-01
Genre: Computers

In this book the editors have gathered a number of contributions by persons who have been working on problems of Cognitive Technology (CT). The present collection initiates explorations of the human mind via the technologies the mind produces. These explorations take as their point of departure the question What happens when humans produce new technologies? Two interdependent perspectives from which such a production can be approached are adopted: • How and why constructs that have their origins in human mental life are embodied in physical environments when people fabricate their habitat, even to the point of those constructs becoming that very habitat • How and why these fabricated habitats affect, and feed back into, human mental life. The aim of the CT research programme is to determine, in general, which technologies, and in particular, which interactive computer-based technologies, are humane with respect to the cognitive development and evolutionary adaptation of their end users. But what does it really mean to be humane in a technological world? To shed light on this central issue other pertinent questions are raised, e.g. • Why are human minds externalised, i.e., what purpose does the process of externalisation serve? • What can we learn about the human mind by studying how it externalises itself? • How does the use of externalised mental constructs (the objects we call 'tools') change people fundamentally? • To what extent does human interaction with technology serve as an amplification of human cognition, and to what extent does it lead to a atrophy of the human mind? The book calls for a reflection on what a tool is. Strong parallels between CT and environmentalism are drawn: both are seen as trends having originated in our need to understand how we manipulate, by means of the tools we have created, our natural habitat consisting of, on the one hand, the cognitive environment which generates thought and determines action, and on the other hand, the physical environment in which thought and action are realised. Both trends endeavour to protect the human habitat from the unwanted or uncontrolled impact of technology, and are ultimately concerned with the ethics and aesthetics of tool design and tool use. Among the topics selected by the contributors to the book, the following themes emerge (the list is not exhaustive): using technology to empower the cognitively impaired; the ethics versus aesthetics of technology; the externalisation of emotive and affective life and its special dialectic ('mirror') effects; creativity enhancement: cognitive space, problem tractability; externalisation of sensory life and mental imagery; the engineering and modelling aspects of externalised life; externalised communication channels and inner dialogue; externalised learning protocols; relevance analysis as a theoretical framework for cognitive technology.

Lockwood Co Das Grauenvolle Grab

Author: Jonathan Stroud
Publisher: cbj Verlag
ISBN: 9783641208745
Release Date: 2017-11-27
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Lockwood & Co. lösen ihren schwierigsten und letzten Fall! In ihrem letzten Abenteuer begeben sich die Agenten von Lockwood & Co. auf eine lebensgefährliche Mission: Sie brechen in das mit Sprengfallen gesicherte Mausoleum ein, in dem die legendäre Agentin Marissa Fittes ruht. Doch tut sie das wirklich? Und das ist nur eine der alles entscheidenden Fragen, deren Antwort die blutjungen Agenten ergründen müssen. Erst dann können sich Lockwood & Co. ihren Widersachern, seien sie lebendig oder aus dem Reich der Toten, in einer letzten gewaltigen Auseinandersetzung stellen. Damit ihnen dies gelingt, müssen sie sich auf die Hilfe einiger völlig unerwarteter und ungeheuer unheimlicher Verbündeter einlassen. Grusel, Gänsehaut und Grabgelächter garantiert!

Der Russe ist einer der Birken liebt

Author: Olga Grjasnowa
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 9783446239210
Release Date: 2012-02-06
Genre: Fiction

Mascha ist jung und eigenwillig, sie ist Aserbaidschanerin, Jüdin, und wenn nötig auch Türkin und Französin. Als Immigrantin musste sie in Deutschland früh die Erfahrung der Sprachlosigkeit machen. Nun spricht sie fünf Sprachen fließend und ein paar weitere so "wie die Ballermann-Touristen Deutsch". Sie plant gerade ihre Karriere bei der UNO, als ihr Freund Elias schwer krank wird. Verzweifelt flieht sie nach Israel und wird schließlich von ihrer eigenen Vergangenheit eingeholt. Mit perfekter Ausgewogenheit von Tragik und Komik und mit einem bemerkenswerten Sinn für das Wesentliche erzählt Olga Grjasnowa die Geschichte einer Generation, die keine Grenzen kennt, aber auch keine Heimat hat.

Author: 吉崎泰博
Publisher:
ISBN: STANFORD:36105035823520
Release Date: 1979
Genre: Japanese language


Disability in Japan

Author: Carolyn S. Stevens
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415517010
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Political Science

Disability and chronic illness represents a special kind of cultural diversity, the "other" to "normal" able-bodiedness. Most studies of disability consider disability in North American or European contexts; and studies of diversity in Japan consider ethnic and cultural diversity, but not the differences arising from disability. This book therefore breaks new ground, both for scholars of disability studies and for Japanese studies scholars. It charts the history and nature of disability in Japan, discusses policy and law relating to disability, examines caregiving and accessibility, and explores how disability is viewed in Japan. Throughout the book highlights the tension between individual responsibility and state intervention, the issues concerning how care for disability is paid for, and the special problem of how Japan is providing care for its large and increasing population of elderly people.

UML 2 F r Dummies

Author: Michael Jesse Chonoles
Publisher:
ISBN: 3527701125
Release Date: 2003-11-01
Genre:

Meinen Sie nicht auch, dass man beim objektorientierten Programmieren schnell den Überblick verlieren kann? Nicht mit Unified Modeling Language und diesem Buch! Michael J. Chonoles und James A. Schardt zeigen Ihnen, wie Sie UML auf die un-terschiedlichen Systeme und Problemstellungen anwenden. Viele Fälle aus den verschiedenen Businessbereichen geben eine Vorstellung von den praktischen Einsatzbereichen und stehen Ihnen hilfreich zur Seite, eigene Anwendungen zu konstruieren und zu visualisieren. Tauchen Sie mit der aktuellsten Version 2.0 tief ins Objekt-, Komponenten- und dynamische Modeling ein und erhalten Sie darüber hinaus sehr viel Know-how zu Soft-wareentwicklung und -Design mit UML. Sie erfahren: * Welche Grundlagen der UML es gibt und wie man sie benutzt * Wie Sie ein Modell mit Hilfe der UML erstellen, und was man mit Klassen, Objek-ten, Assoziationen, Vererbungen und Generalisierungen anfängt * Wieso Use Cases so großartig für die Organisation Ihrer Produkte und Ihrer Systeme sind * Wie die verschiedenen Arten von Interaktionsdiagrammen in Aktion aussehen, und wie Sie diese zu Lösungen, Mustern oder Frameworks kombinieren * Wie Sie Zustandsdiagramme entwickeln und ein System entwerfen, in dem Sie Systempläne, Packages und Untersysteme benutzen