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STREAMING: Volume 1; #Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles By Marcia A. Forbes
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Streaming: #Social Media, Mobile Lifestyles artfully combines relevant & often humorous short stories to explain & support findings from primary research on youth engagement via social... More > networks & mobile phones. How are Twitter, Facebook & phones changing not only how we communicate, but also our very way of everyday life? This book gives insights into youth culture in relation to communication technologies - what cell phones mean to youths & how they have become markers of social & sexual identity, texting versus talking, the concept of mobile lifestyles & the social ecologies of virtual spaces. Emmy Award winning Journalist Cliff Hughes describes Forbes’ manner of weaving real life stories into research data as “simply seductively brilliant”. Professor Verene Shepherd praises it for its creative approach to research & regards it as “engaging, socially aware, gender sensitive, funny & intuitive”. Professor LeoRhynie appreciates its “easily read writing style”, “rich & very interesting” material.< Less
This Breathtaking World: Around the World by Bicycle 1997-1999 By Tim Doherty
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In the summer of 1997, Tim Doherty set off alone on a daunting round-the-world cycle tour, which turned out to be even more awe-inspiring than he could have hoped. For this book, he has taken the... More > most fascinating and humorous experiences from his diaries and woven them together into a collection of true short-stories. With many beautiful photographs, sketches and maps, “This Breathtaking World” is a vivid and very personal account of life on the road. The title has a double-meaning, as the author is a chronic asthma sufferer. Tim encountered many problems, but the varied cultures and fantastic scenery along the way were his daily rewards. What remains with him most, however, is his impression of the people in each of the countries he cycled across; their remarkable generosity and hospitality. Tim completed his tour successfully, finishing up in his home town of Sheffield, England, more than two years after he’d cycled off from there, having pedalled a total of 21,688 miles.< Less
An English Girl's First Impressions of Burmah By Beth Ellis
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Elizabeth Ellis (1874–1913) was a British novelist and... More > travel writer.The daughter of a prominent English solicitor, Ellis was born in the northern town of Wigan, near Manchester, in 1874. She studied English literature at Oxford University in the era before women were permitted to take degrees there. In 1899 she published An English girl's first impressions of Burmah, a humorous account of a recent six-month stay in what is today Myanmar, then part of British India. Six novels and a collection of short stories followed. Most of these books were historical romances. Though she married in 1908, Ellis continued to publish under her maiden name until her death in childbirth in 1913.Ellis's work met with generally favorable reviews. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beth_Ellis< Less
This Breathtaking World: Around The World By Bicycle 1997 - 1999 By Tim Doherty
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In the summer of 1997, Tim Doherty set off alone on a daunting round-the-world cycle tour, which turned out to be even more awe-inspiring than he could have hoped. For this book, he has taken the... More > most fascinating and humorous experiences from his diaries and woven them together into a collection of true short-stories. With many beautiful photographs, sketches and maps, "This Breathtaking World" is a vivid and very personal account of life on the road. The title has a double-meaning, as the author is a chronic asthma sufferer. Tim encountered many problems, but the varied cultures and fantastic scenery along the way were his daily rewards. What remains with him most, however, is his impression of the people in each of the countries he cycled across; their remarkable generosity and hospitality. Tim completed his tour successfully, finishing up in his home town of Sheffield, England, more than two years after he'd cycled off from there, having pedalled a total of 21,688 miles.< Less
This Breathtaking World: Around the World by Bicycle 1997 - 1999 By Tim Doherty
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In the summer of 1997, Tim Doherty set off alone on a daunting round-the-world cycle tour, which turned out to be even more awe-inspiring than he could have hoped. For this book, he has taken the... More > most fascinating and humorous experiences from his diaries and woven them together into a collection of true short-stories. With many beautiful photographs, sketches and maps, “This Breathtaking World” is a vivid and very personal account of life on the road. The title has a double-meaning, as the author is a chronic asthma sufferer. Tim encountered many problems, but the varied cultures and fantastic scenery along the way were his daily rewards. What remains with him most, however, is his impression of the people in each of the countries he cycled across; their remarkable generosity and hospitality. Tim completed his tour successfully, finishing up in his home town of Sheffield, England, more than two years after he’d cycled off from there, having pedalled a total of 21,688 miles.< Less
'Normal' is a Four Letter Word By Julie Ufema
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This memoir chronicles the hilarity and severity of raising two amazing little boys with dramatically different special needs. Within two weeks I was informed that my newborn had cerebral palsy and... More > my one year old was diagnosed with autism. I have an uncommonly tough but humorous approach to handling the tidal wave of responsibility that comes when navigating through the confusing and all consuming worlds of Medical Assistance, HIPAA and Early Intervention. This family could have been crushed beneath the weight of such adversity but the Ufemas have only grown stronger. We are an unconventional family living an unconventional life. We break rules and make rules. The boys’ progress has been nothing short of miraculous. On paper our story sounds tragic, but if you turn the first page or walk in our front door you will immediately be drawn into our beautifully, crazy lives. Sometimes, when you listen closely, you can hear the sound of life changing. Let it.< Less
Men Just Don't Get It By Alice & Lucille
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It’s no longer the 1950s. It’s no longer the age of courting to marry & procreate. There is a new goal in the male/female ritual. The pick-up. The hook-up. The one night stand. The... More > vacation tryst. The short term fling. And yet, “Men Just Don’t Get It”. Women are taking control of their dating destiny to embrace the age of the “Cougar”. Men are increasingly mystified when they fail to seal the deal, even for a night. Included with each real life scene is humorous commentary to outline precisely what went wrong in each situation. This book is written to assist and guide men on the exact moment where they lost the hook. Is also serves as an insight to the “game” from the female perspective… and will be laugh out loud funny (and in some instances downright jaw dropping) to other single women who have similar stories of their own. This is the quick read instructional handbook men have been waiting for… Game on!< Less
The Lady Dances By Stanley G. Weinbaum
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The Lady Dances (softbound). Mark Talbot, a young man from New England leaves the U.S. to discover the world. Embarking at San Francisco, he meets a beautiful but mysterious and sad girl who is... More > apparently forced by the authorities to leave the country; he follows her on the Southern Seas. This romance by Weinbaum appeared in 1933 on various american newspapers, under the pen name of Marge Stanley. Weinbaum is best known for his science fiction short stories, among them the trendsetting A Martian Odyssey, and his post-apocalyptic novel The Black Flame, whose leading character is beautiful and immortal Margaret of Urbs. Weinbaum's elegant writing style, humor and culture, along with a fertile imagination, made him one of the leaders of the Golden Age of Science Fiction. He died at the age of 33, admired by those who succeeded him, such as Isaac Asimov, Robert Bloch or Robert A. Heinlein. This novel is available for the first time as an entertaining book.< Less
The Job: An American Novel By Sinclair Lewis
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Harry Sinclair Lewis (/ˈluːɪs/; February 7, 1885... More > – January 10, 1951) was an American novelist, short-story writer, and playwright. In 1930, he became the first writer from the United States to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature, which was awarded "for his vigorous and graphic art of description and his ability to create, with wit and humor, new types of characters." His works are known for their insightful and critical views of American capitalism and materialism between the wars. He is also respected for his strong characterizations of modern working women. H. L. Mencken wrote of him, "[If] there was ever a novelist among us with an authentic call to the trade ... it is this red-haired tornado from the Minnesota wilds. "He has been honored by the U.S. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinclair_Lewis< Less
The Lady Dances By Stanley G. Weinbaum
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The Lady Dances (hardbound) Mark Talbot, a young man from New England leaves the U.S. to discover the world. Embarking at San Francisco, he meets a beautiful but mysterious and sad girl who is... More > apparently forced by the authorities to leave the country; he follows her on the Southern Seas. This romance by Weinbaum appeared in 1933 on various american newspapers, under the pen name of Marge Stanley. Weinbaum is best known for his science fiction short stories, among them the trendsetting A Martian Odyssey, and his post-apocalyptic novel The Black Flame, whose leading character is beautiful and immortal Margaret of Urbs. Weinbaum's elegant writing style, humor and culture, along with a fertile imagination, made him one of the leaders of the Golden Age of Science Fiction. He died at the age of 33, admired by those who succeeded him, such as Isaac Asimov, Robert Bloch or Robert A. Heinlein. This novel is available for the first time as an entertaining book.< Less

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Cardboard Cardboard By Patrick G. Redford
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