Archive for April, 2008

Book launches at Megalithomania

Monday, April 28th, 2008

We’ll be launching two books at the upcoming Megalithomania conference in Glastonbury, on 17-18th May 2008:

This will be in conjunction with the launch of another book by Tom Graves, the 30th Anniversary Edition of Needles of Stone , published by Grey House In The Woods , Ayrshire, Scotland.

See you there, perhaps?

Elements of Pendulum Dowsing

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Book - Elements of Pendulum DowsingPublished: May 2008

ISBN: 978-1-906681-04-3

Suggested price: £9.95

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Dowsing is a way to use your body’s own responses to find fresh answers for practical questions. The most popular tool for dowsing is a pendulum – anything from a ring on a string, a crystal pendant or a builder’s plumb-bob. Although the basics can be learnt in a matter of minutes, the real skill is in learning to make sense of the subtle responses that ascend from our inner knowing – and it’s that part of dowsing that is the main focus of this book. (more…)

Elements of Pendulum Dowsing e-book

Monday, April 28th, 2008

E-book of Elements of Pendulum Dowsing

E-book of Elements of Pendulum Dowsing

Published: 28 April 2008

Download: free – click here (PDF, 640.83 KB).

Restrictions:

  • no printing
  • no copying or extraction
  • annotation allowed

The Dowser’s Workbook e-book

Monday, April 28th, 2008

E-book of Dowser's Workbook

E-book of The Dowser’s Workbook

Published: 28 April 2008

Download: free – click here (PDF, 965.85 KB).

Restrictions:

  • no printing
  • no copying or extraction
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The dowser’s workbook

Monday, April 28th, 2008

Book - The Dowser's WorkbookPublished: May 2008

ISBN: 978-1-906681-06-7

Suggested price: £9.95

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Dowsing is a way of using your body’s own reflexes to interpret the world around you. By establishing what your reflex responses mean, it is possible to find hidden objects, to understand things more clearly, and to develop new and better ways of decision-making. (more…)

Bridging the Silos preview e-book

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

E-book of Bridging the Silos

Preview e-book of Bridging the Silos (contents and sample chapters)

Preview published: November 2008

Download: free – click here (PDF, 621.41 KB).

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  • no copying or extraction
  • annotation is allowed

Bridging the Silos

Sunday, April 20th, 2008

Book - Bridging the SilosPublished: December 2008

ISBN: 978-1-906681-02-9

Suggested price: £25.00

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For more than a decade, enterprise architecture has been comfortably ensconced within the IT domain. Yet in many organisations, the gap between business and IT is more like a gaping chasm, whilst some other silos are more like separate worlds. To gain the best business benefits from architecture, it’s time to move out, bridging the silos to link everything the enterprise is and does.

This book provides a structured ‘conversion course’ for IT-architects wanting to get to grips with the much broader scope of enterprise-scale architecture. (more…)

Real Enterprise Architecture preview e-book

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

E-book of Real Enterprise Architecture

Preview e-book of Real Enterprise Architecture (contents and sample chapters)

Published: 20 April 2008

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Real Enterprise Architecture

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Book - Real Enterprise ArchitecturePublished: May 2008

ISBN: 978-1-906681-00-5

Suggested price: £25.00

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Enterprise architecture started as a formal business discipline some years ago as a means to rein in the cost and complexity of IT systems. Yet whilst enterprise-architects are still most often found in IT departments, and most frameworks such as Zachman, FEAF and TOGAF are strictly IT-centric, it does not belong under IT at all. In practice, real enterprise architecture is concerned with the structure of the entire enterprise – the integration of everything the enterprise is and does.

This book introduces a new approach to tackle the much broader scope of enterprise-scale architecture, using a systematic, iterative process for architecture development with a framework based on the well-known Group Dynamics project life-cycle.

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Enterprise-architecture books

Saturday, April 19th, 2008

Two new enterprise-architecture books coming up for publication in May 2008:

  • Real Enterprise Architecture: beyond IT to the whole enterprise
  • Bridging the Silos: enterprise-architecture for IT-architects

Downloads

Friday, April 18th, 2008

In this Download section of the site, the aim is that preview-versions of most or all books will be available for free download in Acrobat PDF format.

The following e-book editions, previews and reference-sheets are currently available:

E-book editions (‘_EB.pdf‘ files) are formatted for the screen (landscape layout), and usually contain the full text of the printed book, with the following restrictions:

  • cannot print
  • cannot copy/paste extracts
  • can add annotations

E-book previews (‘_SMP.pdf‘ files) are also formatted for screen, and contain the contents-list and sample chapters of the complete book, with the same permissions as for e-book editions.

Reference-sheets (other files) are formatted for the printer (usually in two-page landscape layout), and can be printed.


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Books – General

Friday, April 18th, 2008

The General books list includes books on a variety of different and often uncategorisable themes.

Books – Social Challenges

Friday, April 18th, 2008

The Social Challenges series presents new and challenging perspectives on social, political and economic themes.

Books – Enterprise Architecture

Friday, April 18th, 2008

The Enterprise Architecture series presents new developments on theory, principles and practice of enterprise architecture – moving beyond IT to the whole enterprise.

Books – Alternate Realities

Friday, April 18th, 2008

The Alternate Realities series presents theory, practice, knowledge and skills to develop new ways to experience the deeper realities of our world.

TOGAF conference

Saturday, April 12th, 2008

We’ll be pre-launching Real Enterprise Architecture at the TOGAF Enterprise Architecture conference in Glasgow on April 21-23.