Canadian Academy of the Arts

Books in English

Drivers of Change in the 19th Century: A Look Below the Surface

ISBN 978-0-921907-11-4

Every age can be divided into periods, each of which has essential attributes that differentiate it from those that precede it and those that follow. These attributes are usually not limited to one country or region, but tend to be transnational. However, they are never totally encapsulated between specific dates. Rather, wherever they appear, they manifest themselves first by showing subtle novelties from what currently exists; then they gradually build up to a synthesis of distinguishing features; and finally, they fade away as other trends with other features take hold. This book deals with four drivers of change in the 19th century. These drivers were: 1) a passion to be free, 2) a craving to progress, 3) an irrepressible urge to acquire more, and 4) a determined effort to move away from materiality and, by disencumbering, achieve with less.

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Perspectives book cover

ISBN 978-0-921907-10-7

The essays in this book deal with a variety of subjects in different fields and reflect my long-standing interest in trans-disciplinary research. This interest has led me to explore such issues as the characteristics of contemporary society in North America, the ubiquity of fashion through the ages, the nature of the research commitment in our universities, the manner in which knowledge is transferred and terminology is modified despite efforts to effect standardization, and the existence of globalization in times past as well as in the present. Although the subjects are varied, they all have one theme in common: to a greater or lesser extent, people and events are all governed by their environment. The environment to which I refer is at once intellectual, economic, social, and political.

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Successful Business Meetings

Successful business meetings book cover

ISBN 0-921907-00-1

Successful Business Meetings presents essential strategies for maximizing the success of a broad variety of meetings, both from the point of view of the organizaer and the participant. It will be of great value on all levels of government, as well as in commerce, the social services, education, and the professions.

The book has an easy-flowing style and is filled with practical information which many readers will be able to apply on a daily basis. Of special utility are the 13 Full-Page Forms which help the organizer and participant plan, shape, and assess their contributions in a logical, meaningful way.

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