Dig Where You Are

How One Person's Effort Can Save a Life, Empower a Community and Create Meaningful Change in the World

Author: Nan Alexander Doyal

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997320312


Page: 246

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Dig Where You Are speaks to the potential in each of us to make a difference in the world by taking what we already know how to do and using it to make a meaningful change for the good. It is about seeing the opportunity right in front of us to make something better and then doing something about it. It is not about wishing we are someone we're not, but about recognizing and using the talents we have and including those around us in an effort to bring about change. Dig Where You Are is about seven remarkable men and women who have done just exactly that. They have solved some of the biggest challenges facing our societies today. From the slums of Mumbai, the mountains of Tibet, the villages of northeast Thailand, the inner city of Philadelphia and a ghetto outside Stockholm, Dig Where You Are tells of an artist, a surgeon, a teacher, a criminologist, an economist, a community organizer and a general physician each of whom saw a way beyond suffering and injustice, took responsibility for the wellbeing of others and ended up transforming lives and communities across the world. Who are they and how did they do it?These are the stories of everyday people armed with a belief in the potential of others, a passion to change things for the better and a healthy dose of grit and persistence. Their lives are an inspiration for anyone who wants to make a difference but is not sure how to start. They remind us that it is small groups of committed and caring people--not large institutions and governments--who really change the world.

Basics Interactive Design: User Experience Design

Creating designs users really love

Author: Gavin Allanwood,Peter Beare

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474238726

Category: Design

Page: 184

View: 4014


By putting people at the centre of interactive design, user experience (UX) techniques are now right at the heart of digital media design and development. As a designer, you need to create work that will impact positively on everyone who is exposed to it. Whether it's passive and immutable or interactive and dynamic, the success of your design will depend largely on how well the user experience is constructed. User Experience Design shows how researching and understanding users' expectations and motivations can help you develop effective, targeted designs. The authors explore the use of scenarios, personas and prototyping in idea development, and will help you get the most out of the latest tools and techniques to produce interactive designs that users will love. With practical projects to get you started, and stunning examples from some of today's most innovative studios, this is an essential introduction to modern UXD.

Climate Action

Getting Greener : Getting Slimmer, and Going Digital!

Author: United Nations Environment Programme

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780955440885

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 195

View: 3761


The publication features a range of articles that encourage the sharing of best practice and the development of new technologies and initiatives and illustrates the opportunities for business and governments to reduce costs and increase profits while tackling climate change. This edition is focused on three themes: mitigation and adaptation, technology, and finance. It also describes positive actions organizations can take to reduce their carbon footprint and thereby their costs. Some of these actions require little investment in time or money, while others require substantial time and capital. But what they all require is a commitment to succeed.--Publisher's description.

Principles and Practice of Sleep Medicine

Author: Meir H. Kryger,Thomas Roth,William C. Dement

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323377521

Category: Medical

Page: 747

View: 2178


For nearly 30 years, Dr. Meir Kryger’s must-have guide to sleep medicine has been the gold standard in this fast-changing field. This essential, full-color reference includes more than 20 unique sections and over 170 chapters covering every aspect of sleep disorders, giving you the authoritative guidance you need to offer your patients the best possible care. Evidence-based content helps you make the most well-informed clinical decisions. An ideal resource for preparing for the sleep medicine fellowship examination. New content on sleep apnea, neurological disorders, legal aspects of sleep medicine, dental sleep medicine genetics, circadian disorders, geriatrics, women’s health, cardiovascular diseases, and occupational sleep medicine, keeps you fully up to date. Updates to scientific discoveries and clinical approaches ensure that you remain current with new knowledge that is advancing the diagnosis and management of sleep disorders.


The Magazine for Database Professionals

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Database searching

Page: N.A

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