Fairest

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Meredith Talusan
  • ISBN : 0525561315
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 9656

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Finalist for the 2021 Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Nonfiction "Talusan sails past the conventions of trans and immigrant memoirs." --The New York Times Book Review "A ball of light hurled into the dark undertow of migration and survival." --Ocean Vuong, author of On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous A singular, beautifully written coming-of-age memoir of a Filipino boy with albinism whose story travels from an immigrant childhood to Harvard to a gender transition and illuminates the illusions of race, disability, and gender Fairest is a memoir about a precocious boy with albinism, a "sun child" from a rural Philippine village, who would grow up to become a woman in America. Coping with the strain of parental neglect and the elusive promise of U.S. citizenship, Talusan found childhood comfort from her devoted grandmother, a grounding force as she was treated by others with special preference or public curiosity. As an immigrant to the United States, Talusan came to be perceived as white. An academic scholarship to Harvard provided access to elite circles of privilege but required Talusan to navigate through the complex spheres of race, class, sexuality, and her place within the gay community. She emerged as an artist and an activist questioning the boundaries of gender. Talusan realized she did not want to be confined to a prescribed role as a man, and transitioned to become a woman, despite the risk of losing a man she deeply loved. Throughout her journey, Talusan shares poignant and powerful episodes of desirability and love that will remind readers of works such as Call Me By Your Name and Giovanni's Room. Her evocative reflections will shift our own perceptions of love, identity, gender, and the fairness of life.

Who's the Fairest of Them All?

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  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Stephen Moore
  • ISBN : 1594036853
  • Publisher : Encounter Books
  • Number of Pages : 136
  • Readers : 1087

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: President Obama has declared that the standard by which all policies and policy outcomes are judged is fairness. He declared in 2011 that "we've sought to ensure that every citizen can count on some basic measure of security. We do this because we recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us, at any moment, might face hard times, might face bad luck, might face a crippling illness or a layoff." And that, he says, is why we have a social safety net. He says that returning to a standard of fairness where anyone can get ahead through hard work is the "issue of our time." And perhaps it is. This book explores what it means for our economic system and our economic results to be "fair." Does it mean that everyone has a fair shot? Does it mean that everyone gets the same amount? Does it mean the government can assert the authority to forcibly take from the successful and give to the poor? Is government supposed to be Robin Hood determining who gets what? Or should the market decide that? The surprising answer: nations with free market systems that allow people to get ahead based on their own merit and achievement are the fairest of them all.

Fairest

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Marissa Meyer
  • ISBN : 1250068746
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 7573

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Mirror, mirror, on the wall. Who is the Fairest of them all? Pure evil has a name, hides behind a mask of deceit, and uses her "glamour" to gain power. But who is Queen Levana? Long before she crossed paths with Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress in The Lunar Chronicles, Levana lived a very different story—a story that has never been told . . . until now. New York Times –bestselling author Marissa Meyer reveals the story behind her fascinating villain in Fairest, an unforgettable tale about love and war, deceit and death. This extraordinary book includes a special full-color image of Levana's castle and an excerpt from Winter, the exciting conclusion to The Lunar Chronicles.

Cinder

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Marissa Meyer
  • ISBN : 1466800119
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 9801

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future. Marissa Meyer on Cinder, writing, and leading men Which of your characters is most like you? I wish I could say that I'm clever and mechanically-minded like Cinder, but no—I can't fix anything. I'm much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo in Cinder and then takes a more starring role in the third book. She's a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the naïve side—things that could be said about me too—although she does find courage when it's needed most. I think we'd all like to believe we'd have that same inner strength if we ever needed it. Where do you write? I have a home office that I've decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I've collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days I'll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch. If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from Cinder would you want with you? Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We'd just have enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued. The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is called Scarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book? Scarlet is awesome—she's very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun, but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that's a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she's been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men in Scarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren't half bad either.)

Fairest of Them All

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Teresa Medeiros
  • ISBN : 1939541166
  • Publisher : Amber House Books
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 4873

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Who is the fairest bride of all? Sir Austyn of Gavenmore abides beneath the shadow of an ancient Welsh curse. Given to fits of violent jealousy, the Gavenmore men are doomed to heartbreak by their inability to trust the women they love. Austyn fights his destiny until he comes face to face with Lady Holly of Tewksbury, the fairest damsel in all of England. Weary of being revered only for her beauty, the mischievous Holly devises an elaborate ruse that unwittingly makes her a Gavenmore bride. Thus begins a dangerous masquerade in which Holly and Austyn must learn that even the most irrevocable of curses can be broken by the blessing of true love. Book 3 of 3 in the ONCE UPON A TIME series, which includes Charming the Prince, The Bride and the Beast, and Fairest of Them All “Romantics will relish this happily ever after.”—Publishers Weekly “A book you'll want to read again and again. Kudos to Ms. Medeiros!”—Paperback Forum “Fast-paced historical romance brilliantly wrapped around a legend. A magnificent masterpiece!”—Affaire de Coeur “Ms. Medeiros breathes life into her tormented hero and her spirited and courageous heroine, directing them straight to the heart. Absolutely wonderful!”—Rendezvous ENGLISH LANGUAGE EDITION Medieval romance, Historical romance, Humorous romance, Knight romance

The Fairest of Them All

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Maria Tatar
  • ISBN : 0674245806
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 3952

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: We think we know the story of Snow White from Disney and the Brothers Grimm. But acclaimed folklorist Maria Tatar reveals dazzling variations from across the globe. The story of the rivalry between a beautiful, innocent girl and her equally beautiful and cruel mother has been endlessly repeated and refashioned all over the world. In Switzerland you might hear about seven dwarfs who shelter a girl, only to be murdered by robbers. In Armenia a mother orders her husband to kill his daughter because the moon has declared her “the most beautiful of all.” The Brothers Grimm gave this story the name by which we know it best, and in 1937 Walt Disney sweetened their somber version to make the first feature-length, animated fairy tale, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Since then the Disney film has become our cultural touchstone—the innocent heroine, her evil stepmother, the envy that divides them, and a romantic rescue from domestic drudgery and maternal persecution. But, as every fan of the story knows, there is more to Snow White than that. The magic mirror, the poisoned apple, the catatonic sleep, and the strange scene of revivification are important elements in the phantasmagoria of the Snow White universe. Maria Tatar, an acclaimed folklorist and translator, brings to life a global melodrama of mother-daughter rivalries that play out across countries and cultures.

Cinder: Chapters 1-5

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Marissa Meyer
  • ISBN : 1466805889
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Number of Pages : 32
  • Readers : 2572

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Download the first five chapters of Cinder by Marissa Meyer and start reading now! Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl.... Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future.

Fairest

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Gail Carson Levine
  • ISBN : 0062253476
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 1525

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Once upon a time, there was a girl who wanted to be pretty . . . Aza's singing is the fairest in all the land, and the most unusual. She can "throw" her voice so it seems to come from anywhere. But singing is only one of the two qualities prized in the Kingdom of Ayortha. Aza doesn't possess the other: beauty. Not even close. She's hidden in the shadows in her parents' inn, but when she becomes lady-in-waiting to the new queen, she has to step into the light—especially when the queen demands a dangerous favor. A magic mirror, a charming prince, a jealous queen, palace intrigue, and an injured king twine into a maze that Aza must penetrate to save herself and her beloved kingdom.

Black Water

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Joyce Carol Oates
  • ISBN : 0593182758
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 1647

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Pulitzer Prize-nominated novel from the author of the New York Times bestselling novel We Were the Mulvaneys “Its power of evocation is remarkable.” —The New Yorker In the midst of a long summer on Grayling Island, Maine, twenty-six-year-old Kelly Kelleher longs for something interesting to happen to her—something that will make her finally feel some of what she imagines other people must feel when they watch the fireworks explode off the beach. So when Kelly meets The Senator at an exclusive party and he asks her to go back to a hotel room on the main island with him, she says yes. Even though the senator is old enough to be her father, even though he has perhaps been drinking too heavily to get behind the wheel, the danger of saying yes is an inevitable and even exciting part of the adventure Kelly is finally going to have. However, as The Senator’s car whips around the island’s roads and eventually crashes through a guardrail, it becomes clear to Kelly and the reader that this man embodies a wholly different and more sinister type of danger, one much larger and harder to contain than the horrible events that unfold as Kelly is left in the sinking car. Black Water is a chilling meditation on power, trust, and violation and a timeless classic from one of America’s foremost storytellers.

Candide

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Voltaire
  • ISBN : 1944556117
  • Publisher : Рипол Классик
  • Number of Pages : 156
  • Readers : 5188

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Voltaire’s masterpiece of satire Candide was written between July and December 1758 and published simultaneously in Geneva, Paris and Amsterdam in January 1759. The events in the book unlike most works of fiction are astutely based on the current state of Voltaire’s contemporary world and culled from the headlines of his day. No major power center was omitted. Arbiters of social status, sex/love, money, war and religion were all lambasted within the pages of Candide.

Transmedia Storytelling and the New Era of Media Convergence in Higher Education

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Stavroula Kalogeras
  • ISBN : 1137388374
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 257
  • Readers : 2373

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Stories, whether they are fact or fiction, popular or not, are a proven method of pedagogy. In the age of media convergence and with the advancement of technology, stories have morphed into new forms; however, their core purpose remains the same, which is to pass on knowledge and information. The internet, with its inherent interactivity, and story, with its inherent capacity to engage, can lead to innovative and transformative learning experiences in media-rich environments. This book focuses on web-based Transmedia Storytelling Edutainment (TmSE) as an andragogical practice in higher education. Story is at the forefront of this investigation because narrative is the basis for developing entertainment media franchise that can be incorporated into pedagogical practice. The propulsion of this analysis consists of practice-based research through narrative inquiry and an e-module case study presented on multimedia storytelling in the classroom. A Transmedia Storytelling Framework is provided for creating screenplays for cross-media projects and for analyzing their appropriateness in education. Additionally, a hypertext screenplay, which allowed students to dig deeper into the story word and to build more knowledge, is evaluated for its use in higher education. Since screenplays are by nature writing for the screen, it is believed that the more visual the input, the more likely it is to be memorized and recalled. A link to The Goddess Within screenplay is available for download on the right hand side of this page.

Charlotte's Web

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : E. B. White
  • ISBN : 0062406787
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 5232

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Don’t miss one of America’s top 100 most-loved novels, selected by PBS’s The Great American Read. This beloved book by E. B. White, author of Stuart Little and The Trumpet of the Swan, is a classic of children's literature that is "just about perfect." Illustrations in this ebook appear in vibrant full color on a full-color device and in rich black-and-white on all other devices. Some Pig. Humble. Radiant. These are the words in Charlotte's Web, high up in Zuckerman's barn. Charlotte's spiderweb tells of her feelings for a little pig named Wilbur, who simply wants a friend. They also express the love of a girl named Fern, who saved Wilbur's life when he was born the runt of his litter. E. B. White's Newbery Honor Book is a tender novel of friendship, love, life, and death that will continue to be enjoyed by generations to come. It contains illustrations by Garth Williams, the acclaimed illustrator of E. B. White's Stuart Little and Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House series, among many other books. Whether enjoyed in the classroom or for homeschooling or independent reading, Charlotte's Web is a proven favorite.

Poor Unfortunate Soul

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Serena Valentino
  • ISBN : 1484725182
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 256
  • Readers : 7376

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The third novel in Serena Valentino's (Fairest of All, Beast Within) "VILLAINS" trilogy, featuring the story of the Little Mermaid from the perspective of the sea witch Ursula

The Odd Sisters

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Serena Valentino
  • ISBN : 136804414X
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 7858

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Throughout the Villains series, the Odd Sisters have meddled in the lives of the Wicked Queen, The Beast, Ursula, Maleficent, and Mother Gothel, changing the course of fate for the greatest villains ever known. Now, it's time for their reckoning. This latest novel by the author of the wildly popular Villains series goes deeper into the lives of the twisted, diabolical Odd Sisters, finally revealing the dark truth about who they are and where they're from . The Odd Sisters will appeal to fans who can't get enough of the mischievous sisters, as well as draw new readers to Serena Valentino's darkly fascinating take on the Disney Villains.

Paradise lost

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  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : John Milton
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : MVR
  • Number of Pages : 344
  • Readers : 2374

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Paradise Lost is John Milton's elaboration of Genesis into an epic poem. The poem begins with Milton's invocation to a muse for help. The action switches to hell, where Satan and his followers have been banished from heaven after trying to rebel against God. Bitter, they try to make the best of things by building the palace Pandemonium, all the while plotting whether to get revenge against God by war or trickery. After much debate, they finally decide to try to sabotage the new world of earth and mortal man that God has created. Satan sets off for earth, and meets his offspring, Sin and Death, at the gate of hell. They let him pass, and he journeys onward. Meanwhile, God sees Satan approaching earth and predicts the fall of man. When no one else does, God's Son offers to sacrifice himself to save man.

Cress

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Marissa Meyer
  • ISBN : 1250053188
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Number of Pages : 560
  • Readers : 7313

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! In this third book in Marissa Meyer's bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she's being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she's just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she'd ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

The Fairest of Them All

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Carolyn Turgeon
  • ISBN : 1451683790
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 2320

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: What if Rapunzel was Snow White’s evil stepmother? In this kingdom, only one fairy tale can end with happily ever after. In an enchanted forest, the maiden Rapunzel’s beautiful voice captivates a young prince hunting nearby. Overcome, he climbs her long golden hair to her tower and they spend an afternoon of passion together, but by nightfall the prince must return to his kingdom, and his betrothed. Now king, he weds his intended and the kingdom rejoices when a daughter named Snow White is born. Beyond the castle walls, Rapunzel waits in her crumbling tower, gathering news of her beloved from those who come to her seeking wisdom. She tries to mend her broken heart but her love lingers, pulsing in the magic tendrils of her hair. The king, too, is haunted by his memories, but after his queen’s mysterious death, he is finally able to follow his heart into the darkness of the forest. But can Rapunzel trade the shadows of the forest for the castle and be the innocent beauty he remembers?

Mistress of All Evil

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Serena Valentino
  • ISBN : 1368012493
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 309
  • Readers : 1395

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The tale is told as if it's happening once upon a dream: the lovely maiden meets her handsome prince in the woods. The story has been told many times and in many ways. But always the maiden finds out that she is a princess—a princess who has been cursed by a dark fairy to prick her finger on a spindle and fall into an eternal sleep. Though her three good fairies try to protect her, the princess succumbs to the curse. But the power of good endures, as her true love defeats the fire-breathing dragon and awakens the princess with true love's first kiss. The two live happily ever after. And yet this is only half the story. So what of the dark fairy, Maleficent? Why does she curse the innocent princess? What led to her becoming so filled with malice, anger, and hatred? Many tales have tried to explain her motives. Here is one account, pulled down from the many passed down through the ages. It is a tale of love and betrayal, of magic and reveries. It is a tale of the Mistress of All Evil.

Desperate Measures

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Katee Robert
  • ISBN : 1532398034
  • Publisher : Trinkets and Tales LLC
  • Number of Pages : 220
  • Readers : 5865

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Once upon a time, I was a princess in a tower. One night, and my entire life went up in flames. All because of him. Jafar. As my world burned down around me, he offered me a choice. Walk away with nothing but my freedom… Or rise to his challenge and win my fortune back. I bargained. I lost. Now Jafar owns me, body and soul. Even as my mind rails against his rules, my body loves the punishments he deals out when I break them. But a gilded cage is still a prison, I’ll do anything to obtain my freedom. Even betray the man I’m falling for. In DESPERATE MEASURES, you’ll find: -> Enemies to lovers -> Captive Heroine -> Kinky Roleplay -> Daddy/baby girl -> Alpha hero

The Fairest Beauty

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Melanie Dickerson
  • ISBN : 0310724406
  • Publisher : Zonderkidz
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 1812

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Sophie has long wished to get away from her stepmother’s jealous anger, and believes escape is her only chance to be happy. Then a young man named Gabe arrives from Hagenheim Castle, claiming she is betrothed to his older brother, and everything twists upside down. This could be her chance at freedom—but can she trust another person to keep her safe? Gabe knows he defied his parents Rose and Wilhelm by going to find Sophie, and now he believes they had a right to worry: the orphan girl has stolen his heart. Though romance is impossible—she is his brother’s future wife, and Gabe himself is betrothed to someone else—he promises to himself he will keep her safe, no matter what. When the pair are forced to run to the Cottage of the Seven, they find help—but also find their feelings for each other have grown. Can they find a way to protect Sophie while also safeguarding their hearts?

Leonidas and the Kings of Sparta: Mightiest Warriors, Fairest Kingdom

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Alfred S. Bradford
  • ISBN : 0313385998
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Number of Pages : 251
  • Readers : 7661

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This pivotal history of the kings of Sparta not only describes their critical leadership in war, but also documents the waxing and waning of their social, political, and religious powers in the Spartan state. • Numerous translations by the author of original sources • Chronology history from the Dorian Invasion (ca. 1000 BC) to the last king of Sparta (mid-2nd century BC) • Illustrations of the kings of Sparta, gods, and heroes, as well as diagrams of battles and family trees • Maps of Laconia, the Peloponnesus, and Greece • A bibliography containing ancient and modern sources for Sparta

Winter

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Marissa Meyer
  • ISBN : 1250068754
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 4901

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Princess Winter is admired by the Lunar people for her grace and kindness, and despite the scars that mar her face, her beauty is said to be even more breathtaking than that of her stepmother, Queen Levana. Winter despises her stepmother, and knows Levana won't approve of her feelings for her childhood friend--the handsome palace guard, Jacin. But Winter isn't as weak as Levana believes her to be and she's been undermining her stepmother's wishes for years. Together with the cyborg mechanic, Cinder, and her allies, Winter might even have the power to launch a revolution and win a war that's been raging for far too long. Can Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter defeat Levana and find their happily ever afters? Fans will not want to miss this thrilling conclusion to Marissa Meyer's national bestselling Lunar Chronicles series.

Le Morte D'Arthur

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Thomas Malory
  • ISBN : 1624663613
  • Publisher : Hackett Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 9291

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This brisk retelling of Le Morte D'Arthur highlights the narrative drive, humor, and poignancy of Sir Thomas Malory’s original while updating his fifteenth-century English and selectively pruning over-elaborate passages that can try the patience of modern readers. The result is an adaptation that readers can enjoy as a fresh approach to Malory's sprawling masterpiece. The book's most famous episodes--the sword in the stone, the cataclysmic final battle--are all here, while lesser-known key episodes stand forth with new brightness and clarity. The text is accompanied by an up-to-date bibliography, including websites and video resources, and a descriptive index keyed--like the retelling itself--to the book and chapter divisions of William Caxton's first printed edition of 1485.

Fairest

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Marissa Meyer
  • ISBN : 9877471256
  • Publisher : VRYA
  • Number of Pages : 184
  • Readers : 7778

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Espejito, espejito, ¿quién es la más hermosa? Acércate más y te contaré una historia: los oscuros secretos de la reina, que he anhelado develar. Si en Cinder, Scarlet y Cress odiaste a Levana, no te puedes perder la oportunidad de conocer su historia. Una historia que nadie contó... hasta ahora. En esta fascinante precuela de Crónicas Lunares, Marissa Meyer nos vuelve a sorprender con un relato sobre el amor y la guerra, la codicia y la muerte. El final está cada vez más cerca...

The World's Fairest Rose

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Hans Christian Andersen
  • ISBN : 8726417650
  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Number of Pages : 5
  • Readers : 9351

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: There was once a queen who possessed a magnificent garden, filled with many varied flowers. One day, she fell ill and her doctors had little hope of a recovery. Only one of them said that a cure existed: the loveliest rose in the world. If it was found and brought to the queen, she would be saved. But where was the loveliest rose? And what was she called? No one knew, but they went looking. Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) was a Danish author, poet and artist. Celebrated for children’s literature, his most cherished fairy tales include "The Emperor's New Clothes", "The Little Mermaid", "The Nightingale", "The Steadfast Tin Soldier", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling" and "The Little Match Girl". His books have been translated into every living language, and today there is no child or adult that has not met Andersen's whimsical characters. His fairy tales have been adapted to stage and screen countless times, most notably by Disney with the animated films "The Little Mermaid" in 1989 and "Frozen", which is loosely based on "The Snow Queen", in 2013. Thanks to Andersen's contribution to children's literature, his birth date, April 2, is celebrated as International Children's Book Day.

The Beast Within

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Serena Valentino
  • ISBN : 1423196376
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 1177

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A cursed prince sits alone in a secluded castle. Few have seen him, but those who claim they have say his hair is wild and nails are sharp--like a beast's! But how did this prince, once jovial and beloved by the people, come to be a reclusive and bitter monster? And is it possible that he can ever find true love and break the curse that has been placed upon him?

Global Wine Tourism

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  • Category : Cooking
  • Author : Jack Carlsen
  • ISBN : 1845931718
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Number of Pages : 278
  • Readers : 6664

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Wine regions are attracting increasing numbers of tourists through tours, wine festivals and events, and winery, restaurant and cellar door experiences. Using a host of case studies from Europe, North America, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand this book reviews the latest wine tourism research and management and marketing strategies. The book highlights the lessons learnt for wine, tourism and related industries and concludes by examining the future of the wine tourism industry.

Scarlet

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Marissa Meyer
  • ISBN : 1250037638
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Number of Pages : 464
  • Readers : 4241

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of Marissa Meyer's bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She's trying to break out of prison--even though if she succeeds, she'll be the Commonwealth's most wanted fugitive. Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit's grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn't know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother's whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner. An NPR Best Book of 2013

Perspectives in Male Psychology

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  • Category : Education
  • Author : Not Available
  • ISBN : 1119684935
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 5287

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: PERSPECTIVES IN MALE PSYCHOLOGY Discover a balanced perspective on men’s psychology in this accessible new resource Male psychology is a new field within the discipline of psychology, which focuses on men and boys. Male psychology moves us towards a more scientific and balanced understanding of the ­psychology of men and of boys, drawing on a range of perspectives, and away from an overreliance on social constructionism and preoccupations with notions such as patriarchy and privilege, too often seen in the narrative about men. In Perspectives in Male Psychology: An Introduction, two of the most prominent authors in this new field, Louise Liddon and John Barry, introduce and deliver an insightful exploration of some of today’s most hotly contested issues regarding men and masculinity. This book puts forward a balanced perspective that has been missing from academic and media narratives around topics such as child development, education, sport and exercise, the workplace, crime, the military, health and wellbeing, mental health, therapy, masculinity, and sex differences, and considers the role that evolution, biology, and culture play in shaping male behavior. This book will also help readers to better understand some key issues such as: Why there are controversies around sex differences research How bias in research has led to a distorted view of the psychology of men and boys The ways in which the mental health and other needs of men and boys are routinely overlooked In turn this helps us ask some important questions such as: If there are more similarities than differences between men and women, does that mean the differences are unimportant? How can we un-distort our understanding of men and masculinity? What are the best ways of identifying and meeting the psychological needs of men and boys? Readers, whether students or lecturers, will also benefit from the inclusion of our companion Wiley website containing additional resources to support the development of knowledge and understanding of male psychology. Perfect for undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, medicine, and sociology, as well as established professionals in these and related fields, Perspectives in Male Psychology: An Introduction will also earn a place in the libraries of anyone interested in the psychology of sex and gender differences in various aspects of mental health and human behaviour.

Toward a Healthcare Strategy for Canadians

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  • Category : Medical
  • Author : A. Scott Carson,Jeffrey Dixon,Kim Richard Nossal
  • ISBN : 1553394402
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Number of Pages : 276
  • Readers : 5201

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: While Canadians are proud of their healthcare system, the reality is that it is fragmented and disorganized. Instead of a pan-Canadian system, it is a "system of systems" - thirteen provincial and territorial systems and a federal system. As a result, Canadian healthcare has not only become one of the costliest in the world, but is falling well behind many developed countries in terms of quality. Canadians increasingly realize that their healthcare system is no longer fiscally sustainable, yet change remains elusive. The standard claim is that Canada's multijurisdictional approach makes system-wide reform nearly impossible. Toward a Healthcare Strategy for Canadians disputes this reasoning, making the case for a comprehensive, system-wide, made-in-Canada healthcare strategy. It looks at the mechanics of change and suggests ways in which the various participants in the system - governments, healthcare professionals, the private sector, and patients - can work collaboratively to transform a second-rate system. Addressing critical issues of health human resources, electronic health records, integrated care, and pharmacare, Toward a Healthcare Strategy for Canadians shows how a system-wide strategic approach to this crucial policy area can make a difference in Canada’s healthcare system in the future.

A No-Nonsense Guide To Vitiligo

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  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Author : Yan Valle
  • ISBN : 1973371049
  • Publisher : Yan Valle
  • Number of Pages : 232
  • Readers : 6892

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Yan Valle is a vitiligo survivor who investigates the hidden truth about his devastating skin condition. After a harrowing breakup, he finds refuge in the technological underground. He never expected himself to become CEO of Vitiligo Research Foundation and to make a choice that will change one hundred million human lives. On this upstream journey to the mysterious source of white spots, Yan relentlessly looks for clues in the body and environment. He will bring together shamans, scientists, celebrities and top executives to share valuable secrets and solve the puzzle. Dashing from the root cause to a future lifestyle, the author reveals what you really need to know. Yan will guide you through symptoms, possible triggers and common products that you must avoid. He will help you decipher medical jargon and correct common doctor’s mistakes. Together, you will explore treatments, natural medicines, food supplements, cosmetic camouflage so you can choose the proper therapy for yourself or your child. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK "This ambitious book is about how to help ordinary patients understand and manage their skin condition. Everyone interested in vitiligo should absolutely read it." – Prof. Torello Lotti "A smart, accessible book that takes a look at the whole body and its environment to understand the disease, treatment tools and protocols, and well worth the price." – Prof. Robert Schwartz "The author integrates in a flawless form social, medical and psychological burden of living with vitiligo. It is truly the most complete and essential guide to living with vitiligo." – Prof. Andy Goren "This book is rare. It looks at vitiligo with an insider’s knowledge, wisdom and deep caring about patients." – Ogo Maduewesi, VITSAF "This is the defining work on this disease. The best I've read." – Health Editor, CNN "Yan Valle is the person to listen about vitiligo." – Lee Thomas, Fox2 TV "I love how easy to understand and comprehensive it is - something definitely lacking in the vitiligo community today." – Erika Page, Living Dappled

Making Motherhood Work

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Caitlyn Collins
  • ISBN : 0691185158
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 2384

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A moving, cross-national account of working mothers’ daily lives—and the revolution in public policy and culture needed to improve them The work-family conflict that mothers experience today is a national crisis. Women struggle to balance breadwinning with the bulk of parenting, and stress is constant. Social policies don’t help. Of all Western industrialized countries, the United States ranks dead last for supportive work-family policies: No federal paid parental leave. The highest gender wage gap. No minimum standard for vacation and sick days. The highest maternal and child poverty rates. Can American women look to European policies for solutions? Making Motherhood Work draws on interviews that sociologist Caitlyn Collins conducted over five years with 135 middle-class working mothers in Sweden, Germany, Italy, and the United States. She explores how women navigate work and family given the different policy supports available in each country. Taking readers into women’s homes, neighborhoods, and workplaces, Collins shows that mothers’ desires and expectations depend heavily on context. In Sweden—renowned for its gender-equal policies—mothers assume they will receive support from their partners, employers, and the government. In the former East Germany, with its history of mandated employment, mothers don’t feel conflicted about working, but some curtail their work hours and ambitions. Mothers in western Germany and Italy, where maternalist values are strong, are stigmatized for pursuing careers. Meanwhile, American working mothers stand apart for their guilt and worry. Policies alone, Collins discovers, cannot solve women’s struggles. Easing them will require a deeper understanding of cultural beliefs about gender equality, employment, and motherhood. With women held to unrealistic standards in all four countries, the best solutions demand that we redefine motherhood, work, and family. Making Motherhood Work vividly demonstrates that women need not accept their work-family conflict as inevitable.

Destroying the Joint

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  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Author : Jane Caro
  • ISBN : 070225178X
  • Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
  • Number of Pages : 312
  • Readers : 7749

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: "In 'Destroying the joint: why women have to change the world', Australian women reply to commentator Alan Jones's comment and the broader issues of sexism and misogyny in our culture."--Back cover.

Governance by Indicators

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  • Category : Law
  • Author : Kevin Davis,Angelina Fisher,Benedict Kingsbury,Sally Engle Merry
  • ISBN : 0191632783
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Number of Pages : 504
  • Readers : 3816

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The use of indicators as a technique of global governance is increasing rapidly. Major examples include the World Bank's Doing Business Indicators, the World Bank's Good Governance and Rule of Law indicators, the Millennium Development Goals, and the indicators produced by Transparency International. Human rights indicators are being developed in the UN and regional and advocacy organizations. The burgeoning production and use of indicators has not, however, been accompanied by systematic comparative study of, or reflection on, the implications, possibilities, and pitfalls of this practice. This book furthers the study of these issues by examining the production and history of indicators, as well as relationships between the producers, users, subjects, and audiences of indicators. It also explores the creation, use, and effects of indicators as forms of knowledge and as mechanisms of making and implementing decisions in global governance. Using insights from case studies, empirical work, and theoretical approaches from several disciplines, the book identifies legal, policy, and normative implications of the production and use of indicators as a tool of global governance.

Broke in America

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Joanne Samuel Goldblum,Colleen Shaddox
  • ISBN : 1950665631
  • Publisher : BenBella Books
  • Number of Pages : 320
  • Readers : 8562

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: FOREWORD INDIES FINALIST — POLITICAL & SOCIAL SCIENCES NAUTILUS BOOK AWARDS SILVER MEDALIST — SOCIAL CHANGE & SOCIAL JUSTICE ERIC HOFFER BOOK AWARD 1ST RUNNER UP — CULTURE & MONTAIGNE MEDAL NOMINEE "A valuable resource in the fight against poverty." —Publishers Weekly "An exploration of why so many Americans are struggling financially . . . A down-to-earth overview of the causes and effects of poverty and possible remedies." —Kirkus Reviews Water. Food. Housing. The most basic and crucial needs for survival, yet 40 percent of people in the United States don't have the resources to get them. With key policy changes, we could eradicate poverty in this country within our lifetime—but we need to get started now. Nearly 40 million people in the United States live below the poverty line—about $26,200 for a family of four. Low-income families and individuals are everywhere, from cities to rural communities. While poverty is commonly seen as a personal failure, or a deficiency of character or knowledge, it's actually the result of bad policy. Public policy has purposefully erected barriers that deny access to basic needs, creating a society where people can easily become trapped—not because we lack the resources to lift them out, but because we are actively choosing not to. Poverty is close to inevitable for low-wage workers and their children, and a large percentage of these people, despite qualifying for it, do not receive government aid. From Joanne Samuel Goldblum and Colleen Shaddox, Broke in America offers an eye-opening and galvanizing look at life in poverty in this country: how circumstances and public policy conspire to keep people poor, and the concrete steps we can take to end poverty for good. In clear, accessible prose, Goldblum and Shaddox detail the ways the current system is broken and how it's failing so many of us. They also highlight outdated and ineffective policies that are causing or contributing to this unnecessary problem. Every chapter features action items readers can use to combat poverty—both nationwide and in our local communities, including the most effective public policies you can support and how to work hand-in-hand with representatives to affect change. So far, our attempted solutions have fallen short because they try to "fix" poor people rather than address the underlying problems. Fortunately, it's much easier to fix policy than people. Essential and timely, Broke in America offers a crucial road map for securing a brighter future.

The Law and Ethics of Dementia

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  • Category : Law
  • Author : Charles Foster,Jonathan Herring,Israel Doron
  • ISBN : 1782254307
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 449
  • Readers : 5962

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Dementia is a topic of enormous human, medical, economic, legal and ethical importance. Its importance grows as more of us live longer. The legal and ethical problems it raises are complex, intertwined and under-discussed. This book brings together contributions from clinicians, lawyers and ethicists – all of them world leaders in the field of dementia – and is a comprehensive, scholarly yet accessible library of all the main (and many of the fringe) perspectives. It begins with the medical facts: what is dementia? Who gets it? What are the current and future therapeutic and palliative options? What are the main challenges for medical and nursing care? The story is then taken up by the ethicists, who grapple with questions such as: is it legitimate to lie to dementia patients if that is a kind thing to do? Who is the person whose memory, preferences and personality have all been transformed by their disease? Should any constraints be placed on the sexual activity of patients? Are GPS tracking devices an unpardonable interference with the patient's freedom? These issues, and many more, are then examined through legal lenses. The book closes with accounts from dementia sufferers and their carers. It is the first and only book of its kind, and the authoritative text.

William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Clueless

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Ian Doescher
  • ISBN : 1683691768
  • Publisher : Quirk Books
  • Number of Pages : 192
  • Readers : 8715

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Just in time for the movie’s 25th anniversary, best-selling author Ian Doescher rolleth with the homies as he brings his signature Shakespearean wordsmithing to this beloved tale. Clueless gets a makeover that Cher Horowitz and the Bard would approve of in this charming and witty retelling of the beloved ’90s movie, presented as an authentic Shakespearean play written in iambic pentameter. Cher, the fairest maiden of Beverly Hills, takes center stage in this comedy of errors in which matchmaking, makeovers, and mall-hopping lead to plenty of merry-making—until Cher realizes her good intentions are creating mischief for her friends and family, including her new best friend Tai and her cute stepbrother Josh. The only solution? Admit that she knoweth nothing and beginneth anew.

Women's Lives around the World: A Global Encyclopedia [4 volumes]

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Susan M. Shaw,Nancy Staton Barbour,Patti Duncan Ph.D.,Kryn Freehling-Burton,Jane Nichols
  • ISBN : 161069712X
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Number of Pages : 1720
  • Readers : 7065

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Providing an in-depth look at the lives of women and girls in approximately 150 countries, this multivolume reference set offers readers transnational and postcolonial analysis of the many issues that are critical to the survival and success of women and girls. • Presents a broad postcolonial feminist examination of the lives of women and girls worldwide through essays about the female experience in individual countries • Provides sidebars that highlight details about individual women and interesting topics that affect women and girls • Includes primary source documents that offer readers a direct look at important statements, laws, and policies about women and girls

Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2021

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Wolfgang Wörndl,Chulmo Koo,Jason L. Stienmetz
  • ISBN : 303065785X
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Number of Pages : 581
  • Readers : 3509

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This open access book is the proceedings of the International Federation for IT and Travel & Tourism (IFITT)’s 28th Annual International eTourism Conference, which assembles the latest research presented at the [email protected] virtual conference January 19–22, 2021. This book advances the current knowledge base of information and communication technologies and tourism in the areas of social media and sharing economy, technology including AI-driven technologies, research related to destination management and innovations, COVID-19 repercussions, and others. Readers will find a wealth of state-of-the-art insights, ideas, and case studies on how information and communication technologies can be applied in travel and tourism as we encounter new opportunities and challenges in an unpredictable world.

Prosperity in the Fossil-Free Economy

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  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Melissa K Scanlan
  • ISBN : 0300262914
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 6269

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A blueprint for creating sustainable businesses, emphasizing the power and potential of cooperative models Drawing on both her extensive experience founding and directing social enterprises and her interviews with sustainability leaders, Melissa Scanlan provides a legal blueprint for creating alternate corporate business models that mitigate climate change, pay living wages, and act as responsible community members, including Certified B Corps and benefit corporations. With an emphasis on cooperatives, this book reveals the power and potential of cooperating as a unifying concept around which to design social enterprise achieving triple bottom-line results: for society, the environment, and finance.