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Borrowed Tides

Borrowed Tides ebook ISBN: 9781561780488
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Author: Paul Levinson,Professor of Communication and Media Studies Paul Levinson
Number of Pages: 256 
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Aaron Schoenfeld has parlayed a Ph.D. in the philosophy of science and a sharp tongue into an improbable second career as director of a project to plan and execute the first interstellar voyage. The trip to Alpha Centauri will take many years and might end up being a one-way journey for the crew.His old acquaintance Jack Lumet may be the unlikely source of an answer. An anthropologist obsessed with the myths of Native Americans, he once wrote a paper about Wise Oak, an Iroquois sachem who claimed to have ridden a cosmic version of the Hudson, a tidal river that flows both ways, to the stars and back.In a world where money for space journeys is hard to come by, even a slightly mad theory that suggests a possible shortcut to the stars is an attractive possibility for the people who believe more in humanity's destiny among the stars than they do in safety considerations, minimal risks, or taking no for an answer.

Childhood, Science Fiction, and Pedagogy

Childhood, Science Fiction, and Pedagogy ebook ISBN: 9811362106
Publisher: Springer
Author: David W. Kupferman,Andrew Gibbons
Number of Pages: 229 
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This book invites readers to both reassess and reconceptualize definitions of childhood and pedagogy by imagining the possibilities - past, present, and future - provided by the aesthetic turn to science fiction. It explores constructions of children, childhood, and pedagogy through the multiple lenses of science fiction as a method of inquiry, and discusses what counts as science fiction and why science fiction counts. The book examines the notion of relationships in a variety of genres and stories; probes affect in the convergence of childhood and science fiction; and focuses on questions of pedagogy and the ways that science fiction can reflect the status quo of schooling theory, practice, and policy as well as offer alternative educative possibilities. Additionally, the volume explores connections between children and childhood studies, pedagogy and posthumanism. The various contributors use science fiction as the frame of reference through which conceptual links between inquiry and narrative, grounded in theories of media studies, can be developed.

Amazing Stories: Fall 2019: Volume 77 Issue 1

Amazing Stories: Fall 2019: Volume 77 Issue 1 ebook ISBN:
Publisher: The Experimenter Publishing Company, LLC
Author: Ira Nayman
Number of Pages: 345 
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Amazing Stories, the home of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, publisher of the first stories of Ursula K. Leguin and Isaac Asimov, is back in print after an absence of more than a decade! This relaunch of the iconic first science fiction magazine is packed full of exciting science fiction, fantasy, and articles, all in a beautiful package featuring eye-catching illustrations and cartoons.The Amazing Stories Fall 2019 issue (the 618th issue since 1926) includes work by: S. P. Somtow • R. S. Belcher • Liz Westbrook-Trenholm • T. B. Jeremiah • Bud Sparhawk • Wendy Nikel • Matthew Hughes • Sandra Kasturi • Shirley Meier • Jack McDevitt • Sally McBride • S. L. Saboviec • Paul Levinson • Amber Royer • Adam-Troy Castro • Dave Creek • Jack Clemons • Paul Di Filippo • Lawrence Watt-Evans

Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny
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Contemporary Authors New Revision Series

Contemporary Authors New Revision Series ebook ISBN: 9780787678951
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Author: Thomson Gale
Number of Pages: 440 
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A biographical and bibliographical guide to current writers in all fields including poetry, fiction and nonfiction, journalism, drama, television and movies. Information is provided by the authors themselves or drawn from published interviews, feature stories, book reviews and other materials provided by the authors/publishers.

The A to Z of Science Fiction Literature

The A to Z of Science Fiction Literature ebook ISBN:
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Author: Brian M. Stableford
Number of Pages: 441 
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For quick reference to the significant authors, publications, awards, and events in the field of speculative fiction turn to this handy A to Z guide.

Cellphone

Cellphone ebook ISBN: 9781403960412
Publisher: Macmillan
Author: Paul Levinson,Professor of Communication and Media Studies Paul Levinson
Number of Pages: 221 
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A history of mobile communication traces technological advances in phones, cameras, laptops, and more, examining the benefits and challenges of mobile devices as well as their role in the reshaping of journalism, public transportation, relationships, and other areas.

New New Media

New New Media ebook ISBN: 9780134046785
Publisher: Pearson College Division
Author: Paul Levinson
Number of Pages: 240 
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Discusses how "new new media" are transforming our culture Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia, Foursquare, blogging ... these and other "new new media" are used by hundreds of millions worldwide and are transforming just about every aspect of our culture from the way we elect presidents to how we watch television. New New Media details the benefits, opportunities, and dangers of these transformations. New new media, as opposed to the traditional "new media" of email and websites, allow and encourage all consumers to become producers, readers to become writers and publishers, viewers to become performers - and have engendered such worldwide movements as The Arab Spring, The Tea Party, and Occupy Wall Street. This catalytic feature of contemporary media prompts an entirely new look at how mass media, culture, and industry are undergoing the most profound changes since the advent of the alphabet and the printing press. Learning Goals Upon completing this book, readers will be able to: Discuss the impact new new media have on our society Understand the mechanics of Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, Wikipedia and other types of new new media Discover the newest new media - Foursquare, Pinterest, WikiLeaks, Anonymous, Goggle+ Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: www.mysearchlab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 0134085663 / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780134085661

Adult Catalog: Title

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Author: Los Angeles County Public Library
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Science Fact and Science Fiction

Science Fact and Science Fiction ebook ISBN: 1135923744
Publisher: Routledge
Author: Brian Stableford
Number of Pages: 576 
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Science fiction is a literary genre based on scientific speculation. Works of science fiction use the ideas and the vocabulary of all sciences to create valid narratives that explore the future effects of science on events and human beings. Science Fact and Science Fiction examines in one volume how science has propelled science-fiction and, to a lesser extent, how science fiction has influenced the sciences. Although coverage will discuss the science behind the fiction from the Classical Age to the present, focus is naturally on the 19th century to the present, when the Industrial Revolution and spectacular progress in science and technology triggered an influx of science-fiction works speculating on the future. As scientific developments alter expectations for the future, the literature absorbs, uses, and adapts such contextual visions. The goal of the Encyclopedia is not to present a catalog of sciences and their application in literary fiction, but rather to study the ongoing flow and counterflow of influences, including how fictional representations of science affect how we view its practice and disciplines. Although the main focus is on literature, other forms of science fiction, including film and video games, are explored and, because science is an international matter, works from non-English speaking countries are discussed as needed.

I BORROWED DAVID’S HARP—Contemporary Psalms in the Poetic Style of King David

I BORROWED DAVID’S HARP—Contemporary Psalms in the Poetic Style of King David ebook ISBN: 1490818367
Publisher: WestBow Press
Author: Rebecca Lamarche
Number of Pages: 280 
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Brilliant panache is added to the genre of introspection and self-growth! Rebecca has artistically resurrected the beautiful, poetic worship style of the Shepherd-King David. A unique, fresh approach brings new inspiration to your journaling. With imaginative skill, she utilizes the written word like a paintbrush in her picturesque turn of phrase by shading meaning into the ordinary. This stimulating fashion will add a splash of refreshment to your quiet time! Contemporary, Psalm-style poetry opens each topical thought, prayer or praise, accompanied by an interesting, often entertaining, always stimulating short narrative of the topic that sketches a present-day life application. Scriptures re-enforce the power tool of God’s Word, and blank lined pages are included to allow for the poet in you to compose your own thoughts and psalms! Destined to reignite the expressive spirit of worship to personal devotion and journaling! Makes a delightful gift book! Don’t forget to give one to yourself! Endorsement “At once inspirational and vulnerable, Rebecca Lamarche’s I Borrowed David’s Harp weaves poetry with personal story, offering fresh insight into everyday scripture readings. Rebecca reminds readers that the Bible is not a 12-step self-help book, but rather a relationship with a personal God, who yearns for His people to smile at the future, and the now. You’ll find I Borrowed David’s Harp a pure joy to read, not only once, but over and over.” —Cornelia Becker Seigneur, speaker and author of Images of America: WEST LINN and WriterMom Tales. “Beautifully written, biblically sound, with wonderful insight. Every page drew me in, I would recommend this book to anyone looking to deepen their faith and strengthen their walk with God.” —Jimmy Myers, PhD, LPC-S, Executive Director, The Timothy Center

Mortgage Banking

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In the Seasons of My Eye

In the Seasons of My Eye ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Goodie Publications
Author: Martin Matz
Number of Pages: 189 
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Collection of poetry, fiction and anecdotes by the late Martin Matz, who rose to the top alongside Jack Kerouac, Bob Kaufman and Ginsberg in the San Francisco Beat scene, only to leave for Mexico months before the Beat explosion. Marty Matz managed to elude the big time fame but not the infamy. Includes his well-known collection, Pipe Dreams, with an intro by Herbert Huncke, and additional introductory texts by Roger Richards and Gerald Nicosia.

Scenic form in Shakespeare

Scenic form in Shakespeare ebook ISBN:
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Author: Emrys Jones
Number of Pages: 269 
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