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Overview: One of the most significant and obvious examples of how mobile communication influences our understanding of time and space is how we coordinate with one another. Mobile communication enables us to call specific individuals, not general places. Regardless of location, we are able to make contact with almost anyone, almost anywhere. This advancement has changed, and continues to change, human interaction. Now, instead of agreeing on a particular time well beforehand, we can iteratively work out the most convenient time and place to meet at the last possible moment-on the way to the meeting or once we arrive at the destination. This cutting-edge book deals with modern ways of thinking about communication and human interaction; it will illuminate the ways in which mobile communication alters our experience with space and time. In the few short decades since their commercial deployment, 5 billion people-about three-quarters of all humanity, including children-have become mobile phone users. Effects of this success are apparent everywhere, ranging from accident scenes and earthquake rescue efforts to demeanor in the classroom and at dinner tables. No one interested in the next generation of issues provoked by the mobile communication revolution will want to miss this important new collection of essays. The contributors' scope ranges across five continents and they address concerns at local, national, and international levels. This book provides a revealing picture of how people communicate using camera phones and other mobile multimedia devices. With such devices spreading faster than practically any other new technology, questions about how these devices are being used (and abused) to capture and distribute embarrassing or raunchy images and content, and what should be done about it, are surfacing. This volume presents the first detailed study of the use of these devices. This groundbreaking work will be a fascinating read for both multimedia device professionals and everyday users alike.
Promoting democracy has grown from a small, little- known activity to a high-profile endeavor. It now involves academia, think tanks, and the popular media. The number of countries and organizations, inter-governmental, non-governmental, as well as governmental involved in supporting the spread of democracy is now legion. Countries touched by these efforts include a majority of all the world’s states and some independent territories that are not yet fully sovereign. The definitional boundaries between promoting democracy and international advocacy and defense of human rights and "good governance" are not precise. Similarly, the concept of promoting democracy itself is not uniformly accepted. It has become a slogan that attracts both fervent support and grave condemnation. For Burnell, promoting democracy refers to a wide range of non-coercive attempts to spread democracy abroad for whatever reason. At its heart, it is political intervention in the domestic affairs of other countries that seeks to affect the distribution of power, whether by patient and non-violent involvement or more urgent action, democracy assistance projects form a core activity. Burnell holds that participation in the democracy assistance industry will continue to grow. However, the industry’s progress up until now has in part been contingent on the progress of democratization itself. The slowdown that is currently happening in the advance of freedom and democracy around the world, and the strength shown by leading authoritarian or semi-authoritarian regimes, must raise questions about the outlook for democracy promotion. If democracy promotion and assistance are to be fit for the future, then the need for a broadly based, appropriately contextualized examination of the policy and the performance is greater now than at any time in the past.
Chelsea dachte, sie hätte den Mann ihres Lebens gefunden. Doch Elec verlässt sie für seine Jugendliebe, und Chelsea ist am Boden zerstört. Hat sie sich seine Gefühle nur eingebildet? Erst ihr Nachbar Damien lenkt sie von ihrem Kummer ab. Denn er ist unhöflich, und seine lauten Hunde rauben ihr den Schlaf. Sie kann ihn nicht ausstehen! Leider ist er sowohl ihr Vermieter als auch der schönste Mann, den sie je gesehen hat. Sie findet ihn unwiderstehlich ... Doch Damien geht aus einem guten Grund keine Beziehungen ein, und sein Geheimnis könnte Chelseas Herz erneut in tausend Teile brechen.
Der Lehrer Dane Bernard ist ein sanfter Riese, der an der Summitville Highschool von allen geliebt wird. Er hat eine wunderschöne Frau und zwei Kinder und versteht sich mit seinen Kollegen ebenso gut wie mit den Schülern. Aber Dane hat auch ein Geheimnis, das er wahrscheinlich niemals lüften wird – Dane ist schwul. Als er unerwartet seine Frau verliert, stellt er sich seinem Geheimnis. Ein neuer Lehrer, Seth Wolcott, weckt Danes Interesse. Auch Seth ist auf der Suche nach einem neuen Anfang. Er hat eine Trennung hinter sich und ist nach Summitville gekommen, um seine Wunden zu lecken. Eine neue Beziehung einzugehen, gehört nicht zu seinem Plan. Doch als er an seinem ersten Arbeitstag an der neuen Schule Dane begegnet, fühlt Seth sich sofort zu ihm hingezogen. Während die beiden Männer einen Tanz um Selbstfindung und neue Liebe beginnen, müssen sie dem schwulen Schüler Truman beistehen, der von seinen Mitschülern gehänselt und schikaniert wird. Truman ist ‚out and proud‘, eine Tatsache, die an ihrer Kleinstadtschule nicht bei allen auf Gegenliebe stößt. Dane und Seth versuchen, Truman dabei zu helfen, mit seinen Problemen besser umzugehen und sich selbst lieben zu lernen. Gemeinsam lernen sie lebensverändernde Lektionen über Selbstfindung, Akzeptanz, zerbrochene und neue Liebe.
Garnering a vast amount of attention from young people and parents, and from book buyers across the country, Smashed became a media sensation and a New York Times bestseller. Eye-opening and utterly gripping, Koren Zailckas’s story is that of thousands of girls like her who are not alcoholics—yet—but who routinely use booze as a shortcut to courage and a stand-in for good judgment. With one stiff sip of Southern Comfort at the age of fourteen, Zailckas is initiated into the world of drinking. From then on, she will drink faithfully, fanatically. In high school, her experimentation will lead to a stomach pumping. In college, her excess will give way to a pattern of self-poisoning that will grow more destructive each year. At age twenty-two, Zailckas will wake up in an unfamiliar apartment in New York City, elbow her friend who is passed out next to her, and ask, "Where are we?" Smashed is a sober look at how she got there and, after years of blackouts and smashups, what it took for her to realize she had to stop drinking. Smashed is an astonishing literary debut destined to become a classic.
From Koren Zailckas, author of the iconic memoir SMASHED: an electrifying debut novel about a family being torn apart by the woman who claims to love them most Josephine Hurst has her family under control. With two beautiful daughters, a brilliantly intelligent son, a tech-guru of a husband, and a historical landmark home, her life is picture perfect. But living in this matriarch’s determinedly cheerful, yet subtly controlling domain hasn’t been easy for her family, and when her oldest daughter, Rose, runs off with a mysterious boyfriend, Josephine tightens her grip, gradually turning her flawless home into a darker sort of prison. Resentful of her sister’s newfound freedom, Violet turns to eastern philosophy, hallucinogenic drugs, and extreme fasting, eventually landing herself in a psych ward. Meanwhile, her brother, Will, recently diagnosed with Asperger's, shrinks further into a world of self-doubt. Their father, Douglas, finds resolve in the bottom of a bottle—an addict craving his own chance to escape. Josephine struggles to maintain the family’s impeccable façade, but when a violent incident leads to a visit from child protective services, the truth about the Hursts might finally be revealed. Now with Extra Libris material, including a reader’s guide and bonus content
The Last Animal by Abby Geni is that rare literary find — a remarkable series of stories unified around one theme: people who use the interface between the human and the natural world to contend with their modern challenges in love, loss, and family life. These are vibrant, weighty stories that herald the arrival of a young writer of surprising feeling and depth. “Terror Birds” tracks the dissolution of a marriage set against an ostrich farm in the sweltering Arizona desert; “Dharma at the Gate” features the tempest of young love as a teenaged girl must choose between man’s best friend, her damaged boyfriend, and a beckoning future; “Captivity” follows an octopus handler at an aquarium still haunted by the disappearance of her brother years ago; “The Girls of Apache Bryn Mawr” details a Greek chorus of Jewish girls at a summer camp whose favorite counselor goes missing under suspicious circumstances; “In the Spirit Room” centers on a scientist suffering the heartbreaking loss of a parent from Alzheimer’s while living in the natural history museum where they both worked; in “Fire Blight” a father grieving over his wife’s recent miscarriage finds an outlet for comfort in their backyard garden and makes a surprising discovery on how to cherish living things; and in the title story, a retired woman traces the steps of the husband who left her thirty years ago, burning the letters he had sent along the way, while the luminous and exotic wildlife of the Pacific Ocean opens up to receive her. Unflinching, exciting, ambitious and yet heartfelt, The Last Animal will guide readers through a menagerie of settings and landscapes as it underscores the connection among all living things.
From Kyra Davis, New York Times bestselling author of Just One Night, comes Book Two in the Pure Sin series that Sinfully Sexy is calling “angsty, intriguing, and off the charts sexy.” The beautiful, angry Bell has revenge in her heart and Lander Gable in her sights. She’s seduced her way into his arms with the intent to destroy his wealthy family. But now that she’s there, lust and passion have begun squeezing out that desire for vengeance. It’s a dangerous game Bell is playing, and sex, mystery, and lies are the most intriguing game pieces of all.
Most people dream about getting out of Sharon, Nebraska, but after three years away, Lauren Barrett is coming home. She has her reasons—missing her family, losing her college scholarship. But then there's the reason Lauren can't admit to anyone: Rob Conrad, her best friend's older brother. Football prowess and jaw-dropping good looks made Rob a star in high school. Out in the real world, his job and his relationships are going nowhere. He's the guy who women love and leave, not the one who makes them think of forever—until Lauren comes back to town, bringing old feelings and new dreams with her. Because the only thing more important than figuring out where you truly belong is finding the person you were meant to be with.
Attracting in Love, Friendships and the Human Heart
Author: Kevin Hunter
Publisher: Warrior of Light Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Everyone is interested in love and relationships whether they like to admit it or not. Even the most hardened human soul has fantasized about having a love interest or a partner in crime. One of the main reasons you are here is to love and to learn how to love. This is not just in intimate relationships, but with everyone you come into contact with. In, Soul Mates and Twin Flames, author Kevin Hunter touches on the topic of love and relationships by passing on some of the messages and guidance he has received from his own Guides and Angels on the topic. Included in this informational book are some of the basics on, Soul Mates, Twin Flames, Dysfunctional Relationships, Reconnecting with an Ex, Karmic Relationships, Friendships, Loneliness, working with the Romance Angels, Dating, Relationships and more! This pocket book is part of a series of Warrior of Light books. Some of the content in all of the Warrior of Light pocket books are available in three bigger books called, Warrior of Light: Messages from my Guides and Angels, Empowering Spirit Wisdom, and Darkness of Ego.
The biggest cause of turmoil and conflict in one’s life is executed by the human ego. All souls have an ego. The most unruly and destructive ego exists within every human soul. When the soul enters into a physical human body, the ego immediately compresses and then swells up. It is the higher self’s goal to ensure that it remains in check while living an Earthly life. The ego is what tests each soul along its journey. It is how one learns right from wrong. The experiences and challenges the soul has while living in this Earthly life school contribute to the soul’s growth. When a soul learns lessons, it is intended and expected to grow and enhance from the experience. Yet, there are a great many souls who do not learn lessons and remain in the same spot. The worst of the bunch are the ones wreaking all kinds of destruction, hate, judgment and heartache in its wake. In Darkness of Ego, author Kevin Hunter infuses some of the guidance, messages, and wisdom he’s received from his Spirit team surrounding all things ego related. The ego is one of the most damaging culprits in human life. Therefore it is essential to understand the nature of the beast in order to navigate gracefully out of it when it spins out of control. Some of the topics covered in Darkness of Ego are humanity’s destruction, mass hysteria, karmic debt, the power of the mind, heaven’s gate, the ego’s war on love and relationships, as well as four day work weeks, psychic insights, psychic timing, and much more.
Werner Soderhjelm,Hugo Suolahti,Axel Wallensköld,Arthur Långfors
Elegant ideas deserve elegant expression. Sword dispels the myth that you can’t get published without writing wordy, impersonal prose. For scholars frustrated with disciplinary conventions or eager to write for a larger audience, here are imaginative, practical, witty pointers that show how to make articles and books enjoyable to read—and to write.
A lighthearted drink mixing primer by a pair of Manhattan women bartenders pairs cocktail recommendations with a range of personal dilemmas, from career challenges and broken relationships to weight gain and credit card mishaps, in a guide that is complemented by sidebars on hangover management and bar etiquette. 30,000 first printing.
My plan was perfect… My friend needed a date. And my brother’s best friend was single. Problem solved. Until I saw Jaeger for the first time in years, and sparks flew in the wrong direction. Jaeger has grown up and bulked up. But that shouldn’t matter, because I have the perfect life. Really. And then my plans for the future unravel and visions of Jaeger’s hard abs, broad shoulders, and intense green eyes fill my head. I should hold back in case my friend is interested. Or in case of a million other reasons. But if Jaeger isn’t willing to play by the rules, I don’t think I can either. Grab OFF LIMITS now! *The Men of Lake Tahoe is a standalone series that can be read in any order.* Off Limits (Book 1) – Jaeger Mountain Man (Book 2) – Lewis Rebound Roommate (Book 3) – Tyler Hookup Master (Book 4) – Zach Cocky Prince (Book 5) – Adam Keywords: first in series, contemporary romance, New Adult, brother’s best friend, after college, suspense, forbidden love, instant attraction, beach read, humor, coming of age, Blue Series, Deep Blue, Hard Wood
Laura Yes Yes' sultry, wry first book, How to Seduce a White Boy in Ten Easy Steps, dazzles us with its bold exploration into the politics and metaphysics of identity. From fierce and funny sexual fantasias to cutting observations of interracial dynamics, her work asks us to fully consider what it is to be human in an age of fragmentation and double meanings. There are no easy answers here: the voice of the liberated woman rings clearly as a man-eater in one moment, and shudders under the weight of lost love in the next. Laura skillfully navigates the trauma of being Other while acknowledging the absurdity of our perceptions of race. With precise craft and breathtaking imagery, How to Seduce a White Boy blooms as a ferocious celebration of life.