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Amazing Ourselves To Death

Author : Lance Strate
ISBN : 1433119307
Genre : Social Science
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"Media, technology, culture, television, new media, media ecology, public discourse" --
Category: Social Science

Amusing Ourselves To Death

Author : Neil Postman
ISBN : 1101042621
Genre : Social Science
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What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever. "It's unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” -CNN Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. Now, with television joined by more sophisticated electronic media—from the Internet to cell phones to DVDs—it has taken on even greater significance. Amusing Ourselves to Death is a prophetic look at what happens when politics, journalism, education, and even religion become subject to the demands of entertainment. It is also a blueprint for regaining control of our media, so that they can serve our highest goals. “A brilliant, powerful, and important book. This is an indictment that Postman has laid down and, so far as I can see, an irrefutable one.” –Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post Book World
Category: Social Science

Theoretical Information Studies Information In The World

Author : Mark Burgin
ISBN : 9789813277502
Genre : Computers
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This is the first attempt to delineate the synthetic field of the theoretical study of information, treating information as the basic phenomenon on the fundamental level of the world, encompassing nature, technology, individuals and society. The exploration of information is done within Info-computational approaches, to natural and social phenomena such as Bioinformatics, Information Physics, Informational Chemistry, Computational Physics, Cognitive and Social sciences, with special emphasis on interdisciplinary, crossdisciplinary and transdisciplinary knowledge.The book presents results of collaboration across research fields within info-computational and info-structural frameworks, in attempt to better theoretically and conceptually capture the phenomenon of information and its dynamics (such as computation and communication), as they appear on different levels of organization, on different scales and in different contexts.
Category: Computers

Honey For A Teen S Heart

Author : Gladys Hunt
ISBN : 9780310872658
Genre : Religion
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Help Your Teen Catch the Lifelong Reading Bug.Honey for a Teen’s Heart spells out how good books can help you and your teenager communicate heart-to-heart about ideas, values, and the various issues of a Christian worldview. Sharing the adventure of a book lets both of you know the same people, see the same sights, face the same choices, and feel the same emotions. Life spills out of books--giving you plenty to talk about! But Honey for a Teen’s Heart will do more than strengthen the bonds between you and your son or daughter. You’ll also learn how to help your teen catch the reading habit and become a lover of good books. Gladys Hunt’s insights on how to read a book, what to look for in a book, and how to question what you read will challenge you and your teenager alike. It’s training for life! And it’s fabulous preparation for teens entering college. Including an annotated list of over four hundred books, Honey for a Teen’s Heart gives you expert guidance on the very best books for teens.
Category: Religion

Diatribal Writes Of Passage In A World Of Wintertextuality

Author : Lance Strate
ISBN : 1970164026
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The second poetry collection by Lance Strate, this volume brings together an eclectic mix of poems that address the themes of language, communication, media, technology, and poetry itself, etc.

What Learning Looks Like

Author : Reuven Feuerstein
ISBN : 9780807771037
Genre : Education
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The authors bring to life the theory of mediated learning. Through numerous examples and scenarios from classrooms and museums, they show how mediated learning helps children to become more effective learners. --from publisher description.
Category: Education


Author : David Bianculli
ISBN : 0815606532
Genre : Social Science
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The phenomena of television is examined, from the historical context and television as an art form to television in various aspects of modern society such as TV in the classroom and on the battlefield.
Category: Social Science

Media Ecology

Author : Lance Strate
ISBN : 1433131218
Genre : Art
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Media Ecology: An Approach to Understanding the Human Condition provides a long-awaited and much anticipated introduction to media ecology, a field of inquiry defined as the study of media as environments. Lance Strate presents a clear and concise explanation of an intellectual tradition concerned with much more than understanding media, but rather with understanding the conditions that shape us as human beings, drive human history, and determine the prospects for our survival as a species. Much more than a summary, this book represents a new synthesis that moves the field forward in a manner that is both unique and unprecedented, and simultaneously grounded in an unparalleled grasp of media ecology's intellectual foundations and its relation to other disciplines. Taking as its subject matter "life, the universe, and everything," Strate describes the field as interdisciplinary and communication-centered, provides a detailed explication of McLuhan's famous aphorism, "the medium is the message," and explains that the human condition can only be understood in the context of our biophysical, technological, and symbolic environments. Strate provides an in-depth examination of media ecology's four key terms: medium, which is defined in much broader terms than in other fields; bias, which refers to tendencies inherent in materials and methods; effects, which are best understood via the Aristotelian notion of formal causality and contemporary systems theory; and environment, which includes the distinctions between the oral, chirographic, typographic, and electronic media environments. A chapter on tools serves as a guide to further media ecological research and scholarship. This book is well suited for graduate and undergraduate courses on communication theory and philosophy.
Category: Art

Yes Men Do Cry

Author : Gary Fish
ISBN : 9781479776146
Genre : Self-Help
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One man's personal journey of grieving the loss of his wife written over a period of 3 years January 11 2002 Oh Booby, Booby, Booby. This explains it all. I want you back so much, yet fully understand this is a fantasy. It must be my way of handling (or trying to) my pain, thinking of the good times, wanting the good times, knowing that now they have to come from what I make. Round and round we go, it´s an intriguing web we weave ourselves. The web breaks, so we have to spin a new one. This I will continue to do until I make a web so strong that I will feel safe, feel confident with myself. March 2 2002 Still feeling as though I´m just floating like a feather in the wind. Like the feather I don't know where I will land. It's as though I have no control but I know for sure that this is not so. I´m in complete control; it is me allowing myself to be in this state. I want companionship' so much, but I´m scared, I want to touch, explore, and feel someone. Selfishly for my own needs but it's something I need to happen because I have to justify to myself that I can love again.
Category: Self-Help

Amazing Grace

Author : Kathleen Norris
ISBN : 9781101042526
Genre : Religion
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR From the New York Times-bestselling author of The Cloister Walk, a book about Christianity, spirituality, and rediscovered faith. Struggling with her return to the Christian church after many years away, Kathleen Norris found it was the language of Christianity that most distanced her from faith. Words like "judgment," "faith," "dogma," "salvation," "sinner"—even "Christ"—formed what she called her "scary vocabulary," words that had become so codified or abstract that their meanings were all but impenetrable. She found she had to wrestle with them and make them her own before they could confer their blessings and their grace. Blending history, theology, storytelling, etymology, and memoir, Norris uses these words as a starting point for reflection, and offers a moving account of her own gradual conversion. She evokes a rich spirituality rooted firmly in the chaos of everyday life—and offers believers and doubters alike an illuminating perspective on how we can embrace ancient traditions and find faith in the contemporary world.
Category: Religion

The Death Of Adam

Author : Marilynne Robinson
ISBN : 9781466866539
Genre : Literary Collections
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In this award-winning collection, the bestselling author of Gilead offers us other ways of thinking about history, religion, and society. Whether rescuing "Calvinism" and its creator Jean Cauvin from the repressive "puritan" stereotype, or considering how the McGuffey readers were inspired by Midwestern abolitionists, or the divide between the Bible and Darwinism, Marilynne Robinson repeatedly sends her reader back to the primary texts that are central to the development of American culture but little read or acknowledged today. A passionate and provocative celebration of ideas, the old arts of civilization, and life's mystery, The Death of Adam is, in the words of Robert D. Richardson, Jr., "a grand, sweeping, blazing, brilliant, life-changing book."
Category: Literary Collections

Taking Up Mcluhan S Cause

Author : Corey Anton
ISBN : 9781783206964
Genre : Social Science
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This book brings together a number of prominent scholars to explore a relatively under-studied area of Marshall McLuhan’s thought: his idea of formal cause and the role that formal cause plays in the emergence of new technologies and in structuring societal relations. Aiming to open a new way of understanding McLuhan’s thought in this area, and to provide methodological grounding for future media ecology research, the book runs the gamut, from contributions that directly support McLuhan’s arguments to those that see in them the germs of future developments in emergent dynamics and complexity theory.
Category: Social Science

Friends Review

Author : Enoch Lewis
Genre : Society of Friends
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Category: Society of Friends

Amazing Grace For Those Who Suffer

Author : Jeff Cavins
Genre : Religion
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These ten stories will make you laugh, cry, and show you the power of God’s healing grace. They address the age-old question of why a good God would allow people to suffer and how good can come out of evil. Here you will read about ordinary people who endured great hardship and discovered hope and healing through God’s amazing grace.
Category: Religion

Our Hope In The Fear Of The Lord And His Amazing Grace

Author : Janice E. Ballard
ISBN : 9781490865331
Genre : Religion
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Our Hope in the Fear of the Lord and His Amazing Grace sees clearly the truths of human life. The Lord does not hold individuals’ inherited sinful nature against them, but He does hold each person accountable for accepting or rejecting the grace that grants freedom from the powers of sin and death. Janice E. Ballard, as a young mother and leader in her local church, has written Our Hope in the Fear of the Lord and His Amazing Grace to help adults fulfill their calling to teach youth how to guard themselves from the dangers that modern life pose to faith in the Lord. Each chapter begins by grounding its reflections on a scriptural passage. Additional guidance from the Holy Bible keeps that focus as the chapters address topics like gaining knowledge of God, departing from evil, trusting in God’s love, acknowledging sin, escaping from self-destruction, feeling security, embracing peace of heart, and praising and glorifying God. If you need encouragement to renew your hope in God, to trust in His grace, and to see afresh the purifying effects of a healthy fear of the Lord, then Our Hope in the Fear of the Lord and His Amazing Grace will give you the guidance to listen to the Scriptures. Through such attentive listening, you can nurture your own faith and gain the insights to help others—especially young people—come to trust deeply in the hope that comes from the fear of the Lord and the amazing grace He offers.
Category: Religion

Of Death But Once

Author : Roy Bulcock
ISBN : STANFORD:36105080746824
Genre : Prisoners of war
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365 Pocket Prayers For Mothers

Author : Erin Keeley Marshall
ISBN : 9781414399942
Genre : Religion
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Express your concerns, frustrations, and heartaches to God with 365 Pocket Prayers for Mothers Daily life brings worries—challenges with your children, tasks undone, health problems, financial difficulties, and other things that keep you from enjoying your children and your life. Sometimes it’s difficult to know what to pray for or even how to talk with God about these life issues. Following in the footsteps of the popular 365 Pocket Prayers series, which has touched so many lives, here is an edition especially for moms and their special life needs. Each reading in this convenient, easy-to-carry, quick-access guide begins with a daily prayer and ends with a promise from Scripture.
Category: Religion

Facing Death And Finding Hope

Author : Christine Longaker
ISBN : 9781448108268
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Many books have been written on the subject of death and dying over the last twenty-five years, yet none provides a comprehensive spiritual paradigm combined with practical guidance for resounding effectively and compassionately to be most common difficulties and challenges of the dying. Christine's Longaker's uncompromising and uplifting book does it all, and is based on her own personal experiences, her study and work with Sogyal Rinpoche and on the workshops she now holds all over Europe and the USA.
Category: Family & Relationships

The Gospel Unleashed

Author : Dan Bouchelle
ISBN : 0899004938
Genre : Bible
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The Acts of the Apostles, or the Gospel of Luke Volume II, is the continuation of Jesus' story. Luke tells us how Jesus' story continues through His church. Jesus is just as active in Acts as He was in Luke. However, this time He is working through His disciples who have His Holy Spirit.
Category: Bible