Most widely held works by Michael Hannan
An evaluation of the grades and value of red alder lumber in southeast Alaska by Allen M Brackley ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Many stands in southeast Alaska harvested since 1950, especially where there has been a high degree of disturbance of mineral soil, have regenerated to red alder (Alnus rubra Bong.) and are now approaching maturity. The availability of red alder raises questions addressed in this study about the recovery of lumber from this resource. Information in this study was obtained from trees estimated to be 46 years old on a site outside of Ketchikan. Rates of recovery using a thin-kerf portable band mill were higher than those reported by larger production mills in Washington and Oregon. Grade yields of the Alaska material are comparable to those attained in other regions. This study determined that there were no significant differences in material characteristics that would set this Alaska log resource apart from red alder in the other regions of North America. The potential value of the products is sufficient to allow production in Alaska for use in the manufacturing of value-added products within the state or shipment of finished lumber to domestic or export markets.
Dawn of the eye Part 6. Embattled witness ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A history of the news camera from 1989-97. Follows the news coverage of the Persian Gulf War where television journalists were severely restricted. Shows the emergence and influence of "infotainment" programs and tabloid television. Shows how the major networks in competition for audiences, began imitating these by covering sensational trials, culminating with the O.J. Simpson trial. Discusses how "cultural sovereignty" became a significant issue, especially in Canada, with the increasing power of the U.S. to impose its cultural values on the world through technology and global television.
Dawn of the eye Part 5. Electronic battalions ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
A history of the news camera from 1975-1988. Shows how satellite technology revolutionized news coverage by making it gobal and live, and often allowing participants to manipulate global coverage to their own advantage. In response to the growing power of the media, heads of government in the U.S. Britain and Canada sought to control it by using the nature of television image for their own purposes or by exerting political pressure. Shows television's influence at Tiananmen Square and the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Australia's communications revolution by Stewart Fist ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Inside, outside, downside up : conservatoire training and musicians' work ( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Standard Shona dictionary by Michael Hannan ( Book )
5 editions published between 1961 and 1974 in English and Shona and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Boat rise by Peter Sculthorpe ( )
2 editions published in 1980 in Undetermined and English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Piano music by Peter Sculthorpe ( Recording )
2 editions published between 1981 and 1990 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Peter Sculthorpe : his music and ideas : 1929-1979 by Michael Hannan ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Island song : for large recorder ensemble, organ & percussion by Michael Hannan ( )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The brain that changes itself ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"For centuries the human brain has been thought of as incapable of fundamental change. People suffering from neurological defects, brain damage or strokes were usually written off as hopeless cases. But recent and continuing research into the human brain is radically changing how we look at the potential for neurological recovery. The human brain, as we are now quickly learning, has a remarkable ability to change itself - to rewire itself. Based upon the best-selling book by Toronto psychiatrist and researcher Dr. Norman Doidge, this documentary presents a strong case for reconsidering how we view the human brain. Dr. Doidge travels throughout North America to meet some of the pioneering researchers who made revolutionary discoveries about the plasticity of the brain. He also visits with the people who have been most affected by this research - the patients whose lives have forever been changed - people once thought of as incurable who are now living normal lives."
Three essays on the cognitive effects of categorization processes in markets by Ming De Leung ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Categorical boundaries serve to partition continuously differing social actors into groups that are perceived to be alike. The work in economic and organizational sociology often draws upon findings in cognitive psychology to understand how these categorization processes impact organizational and individual outcomes. In particular, researchers have recently focused their attention on the finding that these social mechanisms of categorization lead actors who straddle multiple categories to suffer a disadvantage. Those who span multiple categories defy clear categorization and are subsequently devalued because they are difficult to understand. In the three essays to follow, I aim to contribute to the work on understanding the cognitive aspects of categorization processes in markets. In the first essay, I use a natural experiment to provide a more solid empirical foundation as to the existence of a cognitively driven penalty for multiple-category membership. In my second essay, I theorize on whether the sequence of categorical affiliations affects how one is evaluated. I propose that those social actors who display a history of moves between less cognitively associated categories will be seen as being less credible. In my third essay, I examine how heterogeneity in audience experiences affects their ability to communicate with potential market participants. I hypothesize that audience with greater depth of expertise are able to attract more accurate offers from more focused producers, while those audience members with greater breadth of experiences attract less accurate offers from less focused producers.
First light by Geoffrey Allen ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Voices by Anne Boyd ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Boat rise by Peter Sculthorpe ( )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Terrains by Michael Hannan ( Recording )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Politics makes strange bedfellows why political and industrial diversity helps contract lobby organizations retain clients and make money by Sasha Goodman ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Many studies examine why organizations are shaped by their institutional environment, but few seek to understand the process of organizations attempting to influence the government. This dissertation focuses on an industry dedicated to influencing elite members of the nation-state: contract lobby organizations. These companies serve clients by monitoring government for threats and opportunities, and then promoting or countering changes to the status quo. They do so through coalitions of politically and industrially affiliated lobbyists who engage with policymakers directly. There are two basic approaches to employing lobbyists. One is to specialize by having only one type (for example, only Republicans who specialize in the defense industry). The other is to generalize by having a team balanced across a diverse set of political and industrial categories. I examine these organizational structures to challenge the broadly held position that specialized organizations perform better relative to the generalists they compete with. Contrary to the common finding, this study reveals that a generalist approach is more useful for lobby organizations in terms of reducing failure and increasing revenue growth. This exception occurs because these organizations must engage a group constrained by a norm prescribing collective agreement. Diverse teams are better positioned to monitor the population as a whole by contacting a broad sample, increasing the validity of identified threats and opportunities. They are in a better position to influence the population of Congress members by recruiting observable champions to their cause who belong to several categories, amplifying the legitimacy of their issue and reducing the appearance of controversy. This mechanism establishes a link between the observed organizational structure and organizational performance.
Surfgrass Restoration in the Northeast Pacific ( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This technical note summarizes the current status of our knowledge regarding restoration of surfgrasses (Phyllospadix spp.) in the northeastern Pacific, and identifies research needs to improve the success of future restoration efforts. Seagrass populations are declining in many areas around the world, due to anthropogenic stress and habitat alteration (Short and Wyllie-Echeverria 1996, Orth et al. 2006). Due to the universal recognition of seagrasses as valuable coastal habitats, efforts to mitigate these losses and restore seagrass communities have been underway for several decades (Fonseca et al. 1998). However, seagrasses in the genus Phyllospadix, also known as "surfgrasses," differ from others in that they inhabit exposed, rocky shore intertidal and subtidal environments (Figure 1) (den Hartog 1970, Phillips and Menez 1988). As a result, restoration techniques developed for other seagrass species may not be appropriate for Phyllospadix spp. (Reed et al. 1998). Restoration of Phyllospadix spp. has rarely been attempted, and a comprehensive review of seagrass restoration in the United States (Fonseca et al. 1998) was able to offer only limited guidance on restoration and transplantation of these species. Recently, a few studies have begun to investigate methods to restore Phyllospadix species.
Biodiversity. Volume 2 : popular Australian piano music written since 1970 by Dulcie Holland ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Novel control strategies for mechatronic systems by Michael Hannan ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Alaska, Southeast Australia Brain damage--Patients--Rehabilitation Conference proceedings Data transmission systems Disaster relief--Government policy Disaster relief--Management Electronic mail systems Floods Hardwoods History Instrumental ensembles Music--Instruction and study Neuroplasticity Orchestral music--Scores Organ with instrumental ensemble Piano music Piano music (4 hands) Songs (High voice) with piano Telecommunication systems Television broadcasting of news United States Value added Videotex systems West Virginia