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Book Review - Women In Leadership: Contextual Dynamics And Boundaries, Christine Eriksen Jan 2012

Book Review - Women In Leadership: Contextual Dynamics And Boundaries, Christine Eriksen

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

Leadership scenarios and paradoxes - past, present and future - form the basis of Karin Klenke's analysis of women in leadership. The book sets out to explore the paradoxical nature of women's leadership in male-dominated contexts, paradoxes women leaders are confronted with, as well as the paradox of change versus the persistence of the status quo. Contexts with a 'paradoxical nature'- temporally and spatially - are at the forefront. These 'contexts' for women's leadership range from remarkable female leaders, today and historically, in politics, organisational structures, information technology (IT), the media, sports, the military, religion and spirituality, science, higher education ...


The Atlas Of Women In The World [Book Review], Christine Eriksen Jan 2012

The Atlas Of Women In The World [Book Review], Christine Eriksen

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

The Atlas ofWomen in theWorld is a resourceful book that instantly drew me in with its interesting choice of topics, vibrant colours and magnificent graphs. Joni Seager - an internationally acclaimed feminist geographer - highlights in the introduction that gender equality has yet to be attained around the world as well as what has actually improved for women since the first edition of the atlas was published in 1986.


The Awkward Spaces Of Fathering [Book Review], Ben Gallan Jan 2012

The Awkward Spaces Of Fathering [Book Review], Ben Gallan

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

This review starts with PiriWeepu, the All Black and rugby world cup winner.An image depictingWeepu bottle-feeding his child was removed from a national anti-smoking advertisement in early 2012.What could be wrong with this tender moment between father and daughter? The image raised controversy because it conflicted with carefully scripted advertising campaigns promoting breastfeeding.


Sustainability Potential Of Suburban Gardens: Review And New Directions, Sumita Ghosh Jan 2010

Sustainability Potential Of Suburban Gardens: Review And New Directions, Sumita Ghosh

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

Gardens, as important elements of Australian suburban residential environments, could have significant sustainability potential similar to that of dwellings. Research to identify the cumulative (social, cultural, environmental and ecological) sustainability values of suburban domestic gardens has been very limited. Australian suburbs are likely to retain their typical characteristics for a considerable period of time as their rapid intensification is not likely. Therefore, it is immensely important to understand the role and performance of the suburban garden in this discourse. This article reviews the sustainability potential of domestic gardens and their links to suburban forms, sustainable design, social processes, and environmental ...


Eoarchaean Crustal Growth In West Greenland (Itsaq Gneiss Complex) And In Northeastern China (Anshan Area): Review And Synthesis, Allen P. Nutman, Vickie C. Bennett, Clark R L Friend, Frances Jenner, Yusheng Wan, Dunyi Liu Jan 2009

Eoarchaean Crustal Growth In West Greenland (Itsaq Gneiss Complex) And In Northeastern China (Anshan Area): Review And Synthesis, Allen P. Nutman, Vickie C. Bennett, Clark R L Friend, Frances Jenner, Yusheng Wan, Dunyi Liu

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

Eoarchaean crust in West Greenland (the Itsaq Gneiss Complex, 3870-3600 Ma) is >80% by volume orthogneisses derived from plutonic tonalite-trondhjemite-granodiorite (TTG) suites,3850, c. 3810 and c. 3710 Mahave some compositional similarities to modern island arc basalts (IAB), suggesting their origin by hydrous fluxing of a suprasubduction-zone upper mantle wedge. Most of the Eoarchaean tonalites match in composition high-silica, low-magnesian adakites, whose petrogenesis is dominated by partial melting of garnetiferous mafic rocks at high pressure. However, associated with the tonalites are volumetrically minor more magnesian quartz diorites, whose genesis probably involved melting of depleted mantle to which some slab-derived component ...


Smart Nanotextiles: A Review Of Materials And Applications, Gordon G. Wallace, Danilo De Rossi, Yanzhe Wu, King-Tong Lau, Shirley Coyle, Dermot Diamond Jan 2007

Smart Nanotextiles: A Review Of Materials And Applications, Gordon G. Wallace, Danilo De Rossi, Yanzhe Wu, King-Tong Lau, Shirley Coyle, Dermot Diamond

Faculty of Science - Papers (Archive)

The development of smart nanotextiles has the potential to revolutionize the functionality of our clothing and the fabrics in our surroundings. Nanoscale manipulation results in new functionalities for intelligent textiles, including self-cleaning, sensing, actuating, and communicating. This is made possible by such developments as new materials, fibers, and finishings; inherently conducting polymers; carbon nanotubes; and antimicrobial nanocoatings. These additional functionalities have numerous applications, encompassing healthcare, sports, military applications, and fashion. The wearer and the surrounding environment may be monitored in an innocuous manner, giving continuous updates of individual health status or environmental hazards. More generally, smart textiles become a critical ...