By Andrew Keen
"Digital Vertigo presents an articulate, measured, contrarian voice opposed to a sea of hype approximately social media. As an avowed know-how optimist, I'm thankful for prepared who makes me cease and imagine prior to committing myself absolutely to the social revolution." —Larry Downes, writer of The Killer App In Digital Vertigo, Andrew Keen presents today’s social media revolution because the such a lot wrenching cultural transformation because the commercial Revolution. Fusing a fast paced ancient narrative with front-line tales from today’s online networking revolution and reviews of "social" businesses like Groupon, Zynga and LinkedIn, Keen argues that the social media transformation is weakening, disorienting and dividing us instead of establishing the sunrise of a brand new egalitarian and communal age. The tragic paradox of lifestyles within the social media age, willing says, is the incompatibility among our net longings for neighborhood and friendship and our both robust wish for on-line person freedom. via exposing the shallow middle of social networks like fb, Andrew prepared indicates us that the extra electronically attached we turn into, the lonelier and no more strong we appear to be.<I></I>
By Hwang Sok-Yong
In response to real occasions, The visitor is a profound portrait of a divided humans haunted by means of a painful previous, and a generation's look for reconciliation.
During the Korean battle, Hwanghae Province in North Korea used to be the atmosphere of a grotesque fifty-two day bloodbath. In an act of collective amnesia the atrocities have been attributed to American army, yet truthfully they resulted from malicious fighting among Christian and Communist Koreans. 40 years later, Ryu Yosop, a minister dwelling in the USA returns to his domestic village, the place his older brother as soon as performed a infamous function within the bloodshed. Besieged by way of vibrant thoughts and visited by means of the afflicted spirits of the deceased, Yosop needs to face the survivors of the tragedy and lay his brother's soul to rest.
Faulkner-like in its severe interweaving narratives, The visitor is a bold and impressive novel from a massive determine in global literature.
By Andrew Dalby
For centuries the meals and culinary delights of the Byzantine empire -- concentrated on Constantinople -- have captivated the west, even though it seemed that little or no info were handed right down to us. Andrew Dalby's Tastes of Byzantium now unearths in incredible element, for the 1st time, what was once eaten within the court docket of the japanese Roman Empire -- and the way it was once cooked. Fusing the spices of the Romans with the seafood and straightforward neighborhood foodstuff of the Aegean and Greek global, the food of the Byzantines used to be exact and a precursor to a lot of the nutrition of recent Turkey and Greece. Bringing this vanished food to existence in brilliant and sensual aspect, Dalby describes the attractions and scents of Constantinople and its marketplaces, relates travellers' stories and paints a complete photo of the recipes and customs of the empire and their dating to well-being and the seasons, love and medication. For food-lovers and historians alike, Tastes of Byzantium is either crucial and riveting -- a rare illumination of way of life within the Byzantine world.
By John Lennon
Piano - vocal - guitar chords
15 of his most sensible, together with: provide Peace an opportunity * think * rapid Karma * brain video games * (Just Like) beginning Over * gazing the Wheels * no matter what will get you thru the evening * lady * and extra.
By Christine Daigle
A severe determine in twentieth-century literature and philosophy, Jean-Paul Sartre replaced the process serious idea, and claimed a brand new, vital function for the highbrow.
Christine Daigle units Sartre’s idea in context, and considers a few key principles intimately, charting their influence and carrying on with impression, including:
• Sartre’s theories of attention, being and freedom as defined in Being and Nothingness and different texts
• the ethics of authenticity and absolute accountability
• concrete family, sexual relationships and gender distinction, targeting the importance of the alienating glance of the opposite
• the social and political position of the writer
• the legacy of Sartre’s theories and their courting to structuralism and philosophy of brain.
Introducing either literary and philosophical texts by means of Sartre, this quantity makes Sartre’s rules newly available to scholars of literary and cultural reports in addition to to scholars of continental philosophy and French.
By Peter J. Tomasi
A brand-new epic starts because the star crew of author Peter J. Tomasi and artist Marcio Takara takes the recent Batman on his first challenge with the Justice League! while Jim Gordon is approached through the Justice League to unravel a sequence of mysterious mass murders, he needs to flip his concentration clear of Gotham urban and attempt his mettle with the World’s maximum Heroes!
By Phil Hellmuth Jr.
In Play Poker just like the Pros, poker grasp Phil Hellmuth, Jr., demonstrates precisely find out how to play and win -- no matter if you may have by no means picked up a deck of playing cards -- the fashionable video games of poker, together with: Texas Hold'em, Omaha, Seven-Card Stud, and Razz.
Phil Hellmuth, Jr., a seven-time international Champion of Poker, provides his tournament-tested ideas to overcome any form of participant, including:
* The Jackal (crazy and unpredictable)
* The Elephant (plays too many hands)
* The Mouse (plays very conservatively)
* The Lion (skilled and hard to beat)
Play Poker just like the Pros starts by means of laying out the principles and set-up of every video game after which strikes directly to easy-to-follow simple and complicated innovations. Hellmuth teaches precisely which fingers to play, while to bluff, while to elevate, and whilst to fold. moreover Hellmuth offers ideas for analyzing different gamers and staying cool stressed. There also are designated chapters on easy methods to beat on-line poker video games and an within examine event play.
By Charles W. Kreidler
This textbook is meant to introduce ideas of linguistic semantics at college point. In writing it i've got had teams of scholars in brain: i'm hoping will probably be priceless for offering a data of semantics to scholars focusing on linguistics and that it may also be utilized in a basic liberal-arts curriculum, in a path that leads non-specialists to consider the character of language as they may another way no longer do. very little historical past in linguistics is believed. because the identify indicates, the publication differs from the other textual content now in print in its designated specialise in the English language and within the consciousness it offers to the lexical and grammatical units that English employs to specific meanings. scholars may still end the path with a feeling of what semantics is ready and the way semantic research is completed; they need to actually have a deeper appreciation of English and of the character of language in general.
I have refrained from broad formalism or a very theoretical framework. And, because the box or semantics contains even more than an introductory textual content can conceal, a few teachers should want to complement what's the following. i am hoping the advised studying lists on the finish of every bankruptcy may be of use for that purpose.
Learning linguistics calls for a heavy involvement with data—words, words, sentences and extra prolonged discourse—and i've got attempted to supply those either within the presentation of thoughts and in fabric for perform. The dialogue, through the ebook, is carried alongside via a number of illustrative sentences which function issues of departure for the ideas and definitions brought. Technical phrases are given in daring once they are first brought; crucial of those are defined within the word list on the finish of the publication. whilst an asterisk precedes a word or sentence, it exhibits that the development isn't really appropriate; it truly is anything that audio system of English don't say. perform workouts in each bankruptcy name on scholars to take part consistently within the improvement of themes, often via major them to ascertain their very own use of the English language. the various workouts have visible solutions; in different circumstances it will likely be discovered that audio system of the language don't solely agree approximately a few that means, or aren't yes. the following staff dialogue could be a important a part of the educational adventure. i'm thankful to a few nameless readers of the manuscript for important feedback and certainly for making me see my very own weaknesses and strengths. the employees of Routledge were remarkably sort and easily effective in bringing this paintings to publication.
Responsibility for the contents rests with me, of course.