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Cunningham, Rosemary
Those who think arts and culture in British Columbia is a recent development might be surprised to learn that opera has been flourishing in the province for well over a hundred years. The first full performance in Victoria took place in 1877 and in Vancouver in 1891. This first-ever history of opera in BC celebrates important milestones for BC's two major companies: Vancouver Opera's 50th anniversary, with the 30th anniversary of Pacific Opera Victoria following in 2010. It also marks the recent upsurge in the popularity of the venerable art form, with new opera groups and simul-cast venues proliferating across the province. Illustrated with over 100 exquisite photographs and rare archival images, "Bravo!" traces the history of opera in the province from its colourful origins in touring companies, to the determined efforts of BC's opera pioneers who laid the foundations for two of Canada's most renowned opera companies, culminating with in-depth reporting on recent developments at Vancouver Opera and Pacific Opera Victoria. Special features include behind-the-scenes accounts of contemporary productions, full listings of Vancouver Opera, Pacific Opera Victoria and Modern Baroque Opera productions and detailed information on BC opera singers, composers and opera training in the province. 208pp.
Harbour Publishing, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9781550174861
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Inventory #23831
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.20 approx. - € 11.60 approx.)
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Edited By Beuscart, Regis; Hackl, Werner; Nohr, Christian
When someone enters hospital for examination or treatment, is given a doctor's prescription, receives medication from a pharmacist or has his drugs administered by a nurse, he assumes that his health and welfare will benefit from this medical intervention. But the effectiveness of available therapies should also be viewed from the perspective of potentially negative consequences: adverse drug events (ADE). ADEs endanger patients' safety and increase hospital costs, making reduction of preventable ADEs a crucial and challenging public health issue. This book presents papers from the workshop 'Patient Safety through Intelligent Procedures in medication' focusing on the following topics: the identification of ADE and medication errors in hospital settings; the role of human and organizational factors on ADE and medication errors; and information and communication technologies to prevent or correct ADEs and medication errors. The papers in this book are the work of active scientific experts in the field and confront ideas and experiences arising worldwide and in particular from several EU projects directed at resolving ADE problems. Here is an opportunity to find common ways for solving shared difficulties and for making improvements happen. 225pp.
IOS Press, 2009, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9781607500438
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Inventory #21771
Price: £ 70.00 GBP ($ 92.40 approx. - € 81.20 approx.)
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Edited By Salerno, Saverio; Gaeta, Matteo; Ritrovato, Pierluigi
Grid technologies are rising with the next generation of Internet by defining a powerful computing paradigm. Grid could be used as a technology "glue" providing users with a uniform way to access resources by means of several devices. These technologies can provide a support for Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) by enabling new learning environments based on collaboration, real direct experience, personalization, ubiquity, accessibility and contextualization. Nevertheless, to be effectively used in TEL, Grid must be complemented with other elements like semantics and educational modeling; leading to the concept of "Learning Grid" as defined in the homonymous Special Interest Group (SIG) of the European Network of Excellence "Kaleidoscope: Shaping the Scientific Evolution of Technology Enhanced Learning".The key challenge that Kaleidoscope is facing is the scientific and structural integration of the European TEL research. In this context, the Learning Grid SIG aims at contributing to the achievement of an improvement in TEL practices through the definition of open, distributed and pervasive environments for effective human learning taking into account that effective learning requires an active attitude of learners and that learning is a social and collaborative activity so requiring a technology that allows for active and realistic experiments, personalization, knowledge creation and evolution, as well as autonomous and dynamic creation of communities. The first section of the book is about the concept of Learning Grid and related technologies. The second chapter analyses and compares existing languages for the dynamic composition of distributed learning resources and services in a Learning Grid. 245pp.
IOS Press, 2008, Cloth/Laminated Boards, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781586038298
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Inventory #21727
Price: £ 45.00 GBP ($ 59.40 approx. - € 52.20 approx.)
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Yung, Kai Kin
144pp.
The Herbert Press, 1984, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 090696945X
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Inventory #19388
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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Fulton, Alice B.
Back cover slightly faded. Top corner of ront cover slightly creased. 80pp.
Chapman & Hall, 1984, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0412255103
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Inventory #21150
Price: £ 5.00 GBP ($ 6.60 approx. - € 5.80 approx.)
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