With the immense success of the 1st edition the Disha's Mega Yearbook 2017 presents a thoroughly revised and updated edition. The new edition has been enriched not only in terms of content but in terms of presentation and structure also. Disha’s The MEGA Year Book is heralded as one of the most authoritative and comprehensive compendiums of high-quality reference materials on all subjects – Current Affairs, Panorama, Geography, History, Polity, Economy, Finance, General Science, Environment, Art & Culture, Sports, Healthcare, Education & Career, English Language and many more. The MEGA Year Book 2017 has been designed to cater to aspirants of various competitive exams like Civil services, Banks, Railways, UPSC and PSC exams and Quiz Competition across the country. It equally serves teachers, researchers, media persons, planners, avid readers and laymen. The book is equally useful for school students who want to increase their knowledge/ awareness. The book has a very vast coverage and covers everything and anything related to current affairs general knowledge. The book can be divided into 2 broad parts: Part A - Current Affairs; Part B - General Knowledge Current Affairs contains Latest Articles, India Timelines, World Timelines, Top 500 People, Events, Ideas and Issues, Emerging Trends, INDIA - SWOT, Cause & Effects, Unanswered Questions, Coming Up 2016 etc. The 2nd part - General Knowledge contains India Panorama, World Panorama, Most Famous People of All Time, Geography, History, Polity, Economy, Business, General Science, Ecology and Environment, Art & Culture, Sports, Healthcare, Communication, News & Media, Education & Career, IT & Computers, English Language, General Aptitude, Technology, FUN ZONE, etc. Single Book Multiple Features: • The India - SWOT Analysis - covers the social, political & economic aspects. • Fun Zone - which covers Scramble, Brain Teasers, Maths Fun, Crosswords, Mail Cartoon, Twitter Tweets, Amazing Facts etc. • Timeline 2016 - covering the timeline of important dates from Jan-Dec 2016 of India and the World. • Top 500 - covering the Top 500 People, Events, Ideas and Issues that raised their head in 2016. • Indian Panorama - which captures every essence of all the states along with various superlatives. World Panorama - which captures every essence of all the countries along with various superlatives. • Sectional Mindmaps - which presents the structure of each of the sections in a graphical pattern. • Most Famous People of All Time - of India/ world. • English Language - captures the basic definitions and rules of Grammar, Parts of Speech, etc. along. with day-to-day useful Idioms, phrases, words, foreign words and confusing words. • Aptitude - highlighting the various things we should work on to build our aptitude. • 10 Analytical Articles - capturing the hottest of the issues of 2016. • Coming Up 2017 - capturing the events to come and what to expect in 2017.
This bestselling guide to all areas of publishing and the media is completely revised and updated every year. The Yearbook is packed with advice, inspiration and practical guidance on who to contact and how to get published. New articles in the 2017 edition on: Stronger together: writers united by Maggie Gee Life writing: telling other people's stories by Duncan Barrett (co-author of the Sunday Times bestseller GI Brides) The how-to of writing 'how-to' books by Kate Harrison (author of the 5:2 Diet titles) Self-publishing Dos and Dont's by Alison Baverstock The Path to a bestseller by Clare Mackintosh (author of the 2015 Let Me Go) Getting your lucky break by Claire McGowan Getting your poetry out there by Neil Astley (MD and Editor at Bloodaxe Books) Selling yourself and your work online by Fig Taylor Then and now: becoming a science fiction and fantasy writer - Aliette de Bodard Writing (spy) fiction - Mick Herron Making waves online - Simon Appleby All articles are reviewed and updated every year. Key articles on Copyright Law, Tax, Publishing Agreements, E-publishing, Publishing news and trends are fully updated every year. Plus over 4,000 listings entries on who to contact and how across the media and publishing worlds In short it is 'Full of useful stuff' - J.K. Rowling Foreword to the 2017 edition by Deborah Levy.
Foreword by Frances Hardinge The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles are updated and added to each year. Together they provide invaluable guidance on subjects such as series fiction, writing historical or funny books, preparing an illustration portfolio, managing your finances, interpreting publishers' contracts, self-publishing your work. NEW articles for the 2017 edition included on: - Wanting to be a writer by Simon Mason - Finding new readers and markets by Tom Palmer - News and trends in children's publishing 2015-16 by Caroline Horn - Series fiction: writing as a part of a team by Lucy Courtenay - Creating a children's comic by Tom Fickling All of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed and updated. The essential guide for any writer for children.
This book contributes towards the literature in the field of mathematics education, specifically on aspects of empowering learners of mathematics. The book, comprising eighteen chapters, written by renowned researchers in mathematics education, provides readers with approaches and applicable classroom strategies to empower learners of mathematics. The chapters in the book can be classified into four sections. The four sections focus on how learners could be empowered in their learning, cognitive and affective processes, through mathematical content, purposefully designed mathematical tasks, whilst developing 21st century competencies. Contents: Empowering Mathematics Learners (Berinderjeet Kaur & Lee Ngan Hoe)Empowering Learning in an Algebra Class: The Case of Expansion and Factorisation (Chua Boon Liang)Facilitating Students' Mathematical Noticing (Tan Liang Soon & Hang Kim Hoo)Empowering Junior College Students through the Educational Use of Graphics Calculators (Barry Kissane)Understanding Future Teachers' Mathematical Knowing to Overcome Double Discontinuities (Hyungmi Cho & Oh Nam Kwon)Developing Student Voice in the Mathematics Classroom (Glenda Anthony & Roberta Hunter)Empowering Mathematics Learners through Effective Memory Strategies (Wong Khoon Yoong)Empower Primary School Pupils to Use Representations to Solve Process Problems (Yeo Kai Kow Joseph)Empowering Mathematics Learners with Metacognitive Strategies in Problem Solving (Loh Mei Yoke & Lee Ngan Hoe)Mathematical Problem Solving: An Approach to Empowering Students in the Mathematics Classroom (Toh Tin Lam)Empowering Mathematics Learners through Exploratory Tasks (Ariyadi Wijaya)Use of Open and Guided Investigative Tasks to Empower Mathematics Learners (Joseph B W Yeo)Using Representations to Develop Mathematical Thinking (Palanisamy K Veloo & Parmjit Singh)Empowering Teachers to Use Open-Ended Real-World Tasks in Primary Mathematics Classrooms (Ng Kit Ee Dawn)ACISK Framework — A Tool for Empowering Mathematics Learners to be Self-Directed (Wong Lai Fong & Berinderjeet Kaur)Empowering Students through Inquiry (Steve Thornton)Developing Self-Regulated Learners in the Primary Mathematics Classroom (Cheng Lu Pien & Teong Ying Xi Theodora)Empowering Students' Learning through Mathematical Modelling (Chun Ming Eric Chan, Rashidah Vapumarican, Kaiwen Vanessa Oh, Huanjia Tracey Liu & Yew Hwee Seah) Readership: Graduate students, researchers, practitioners and teachers in mathematics.
World events in 2017 have revealed the fundamental features of social systems and their trajectories. Is the world becoming a better place in terms of wellbeing, wealth, health, peace and the environment? The structure of power is changing, with the prominent roles played by Trump, Putin and Xi, and, while the West is growing and still dominant, the relative growth in the East is greater. Other cultural formations, such as languages, religions and political cultures, have also risen and fallen. How have different social groups related to one another, and how have social divisions manifested themselves in the different systems of society? An analysis of the surprising election in the UK here leads to a gravitational model of party trajectories in political space, while the fascinating 358-year trajectory of mathematical knowledge relating to Fermat’s Last Theorem and modularity is also presented. As such, this is a book about peace and conflict, politics, international relations, social science and quantitative methods.
There is a wide spread perception amongst the intelligentsia that India lacks strategic culture. In our view, the deficiency if any perhaps lies in our reluctance to articulate our perceptions on strategic issues, as also to formulate a long term strategic view. As the oldest think tank in Asia, we decided to address the above issue and how we could contribute to evolution and dissemination of strategic thought on challenges facing the Nation. To this end the publication of a USI Strategic Yearbook 2016, which was our maiden attempt, received wide appreciation for its quality and contents. This current issue of the Yearbook contains series of articles by eminent persons and experts on various aspects of national security ; the aim being to provide a strategic perspective which will create awareness and also help the policymakers in giving a strategic direction for India to transform into a developed society and a secured nation. We hope that readers will find this publication useful and interesting. We would welcome suggestions for improvement of subsequent issues.