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Fly on the Wall

By E. Lockhart
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  • Publisher : Delacorte Press
  • Isbn : 0307495531
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 625
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"I think this might be the best YA novel . . . I've ever read." —John Green From E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars—the New York Times bestselling phenomenon—and the uproarious and heartwarming Ruby Oliver books, comes a fast-paced and hysterically funny novel that answers the question: What would it be like to be a fly on the wall in the boy's locker room? At the Manhattan School for Art and Music, where everyone is “different” and everyone is “special,” Gretchen Yee feels ordinary. She’s the kind of girl who sits alone at lunch, drawing pictures of Spider-Man, so she won’t have to talk to anyone; who has a crush on Titus but won’t do anything about it; who has no one to hang out with when her best (and only real) friend Katya is busy. One day, Gretchen wishes that she could be a fly on the wall in the boys’ locker room–just to learn more about guys. What are they really like? What do they really talk about? Are they really cretins most of the time? Fly on the Wall is the story of how that wish comes true.

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  • File Pdf: jacob-s-folly.pdf

Book Summary:

Jacob is a Jewish peddler living in eighteenth-century France; Leslie and Deirdre Senzatimore are a settled American couple; and Masha is an alluring, young, ultra-Orthodox Jew who is gravely ill. In Jacob’s Folly, these four individuals will find their fates intertwined and the courses of their lives irrevocably altered when Jacob is reincarnated as a housefly in contemporary Long Island. Through the unique lens of Jacob’s consciousness, Miller explores transformation in all its different guises—personal, spiritual and literal. As she considers the hold of the past on the present, the power of private hopes and dreams, and the collision of fate and free will, Miller’s world—which is our own, transfigured by her startlingly clear gaze and by her sharp, surprising wit—comes to vibrant life. Leslie’s desire to act as hero and rescuer; Jacob’s disastrous marriage to the childlike Hodle, and his intense obsession with Masha—Miller sketches her characters’ interior lives with compassion, subtlety and an exceptionally light touch. Jacob’s Folly is wildly inventive, and ultimately moving; it will leave the reader, no less than its characters, transformed.

The Fly

By Elise Gravel
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Tundra Books
  • Isbn : 1770496386
  • Pages : 32
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Reads : 131
  • File Pdf: the-fly.pdf

Book Summary:

The first in a series of humorous books about disgusting creatures, The Fly is a look at the common housefly. It covers such topics as the hair on the fly's body (requires a lot of shaving), its ability to walk on the ceiling (it's pretty cool, but it's hard to play soccer up there), and its really disgusting food tastes (garbage juice soup followed by dirty diaper with rotten tomato sauce, for example). Although silly and off-the-wall, The Fly contains factual information that will both amuse and teach at the same time.

An American Fly on Mexican Walls

By Valaria Joan McCaw Lincoln
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 1532000871
  • Pages : 196
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 101
  • File Pdf: an-american-fly-on-mexican-walls.pdf

Book Summary:

Valarias friend, Penny, says out of the blue the Tuesday before Labor Day in 1985, Lets go to Mexico. Valaria says, Okay! Lets go! and the two friends set out on an adventure that will forever change their lives. In Mexico, they discover people who care about and trust each otherand a culture where family is intact. Its a place where womanhood is revered, where love is treasured, and where beautiful music meets your ears night and day. They make it a priority to fully enjoy the Mexican experience, avoiding other Americans and tourists who treat the natives like servants. The two friends sit on the edge of cliffs overhanging calm, emerald colored waters. They use sparkling clean outhouses in the middle of nowhere. They watch women slowly drive cattle down the riverbed. Valaria also makes new friends, including one close oneOscarwho tells her, I cannot take care of you in the States, but when you are in my country I will always see to it you have food to eat and a place to sleep. Youll be touched by the discoveries Valaria makes about herself and life in An American Fly on Mexican Walls.

Universal Methods of Design Expanded and Revised

By Bruce Hanington,Bella Martin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Rockport Publishers
  • Isbn : 1631597493
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Design
  • Reads : 248
  • File Pdf: universal-methods-of-design-expanded-and-revised.pdf

Book Summary:

This expanded and revised version of the best-selling Universal Methods of Design is a comprehensive reference that provides a thorough and critical presentation of 125 research methods, synthesis/analysis techniques, and research deliverables for human-centered design. The text and accompanying photos and graphics of this classic resource are delivered in a concise and accessible format perfect for designers, educators, and students. Information can be easily referenced and utilized by cross-disciplinary teams in nearly any design project. This new, expanded edition includes a comprehensive index for referencing. Earlier chapters have been updated to include new information on digital design and software for A/B testing, content analysis, and territory maps. The addition of 25 chapters brings fresh relevance to the text with new and innovative design methods, such as subtraction and position maps, that have emerged since the first edition. Universal Methods of Design distills each method down to its essence, in a format that helps design teams select and implement the most credible research methods suited to their design culture.

Come Fly With Me

By Gary Buchanan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : BalboaPress
  • Isbn : 1452511128
  • Pages : 118
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 116
  • File Pdf: come-fly-with-me.pdf

Book Summary:

Come join me in the thrill of a lifetime; jumping from a balloon at eight hundred feet as the command of ‘Stand in door, go!’ is given. Feel the thrill and see the beauty as you descend, ending with a perfect landing. Picture yourself on the mountainside of beautiful South Wales as a racing pigeon swoops from a great height, entering the safety of its loft after a nine hundred kilometer flight. Be part of the real-life experience of greyhound racing ups and downs. The coal mines of South Wales have many untold stories. Join me as I tell of a life changing experience that affected me. If you have a great sense of humour, and are ready for a belly laugh, read some of my poems.

Jargonaut Express: Essential Idioms for the Astute Business Speaker

By Brian Ashcraft
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Isbn : 1483407357
  • Pages :
  • Category : Education
  • Reads : 421
  • File Pdf: jargonaut-express.pdf

Book Summary:

Acquiring a list of useful idioms could take an individual several years to encounter. Countless experiences are consolidated here to make your business speak pop. The Jargonaut Express helps you be there in stride with business professionals who speak a common language. If you are going to use idiomatic expressions to add some color to your vocabulary, you should first know and understand exactly what it is you are saying so that you can say it with a boost of confidence. When done well, these colorful idioms can be highly-effective tools that should be part of everyone’s communication toolkit. The Jargonaut Express aims to not just provide a simple definition, but to also provide additional contextual information that makes each idiom stick. What you will find is an increased awareness of idiom usage and also be able to contribute a memorable story that you can relate when you hear these idiomatic gems in your company.

The Last! 150 Really Useful English Phrases

By Jenny Smith
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Isaac Perrotta Hays
  • Isbn : PKEY:6610000095544
  • Pages : 75
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Reads : 868
  • File Pdf: the-last-150-really-useful-english-phrases.pdf

Book Summary:

Do You Feel Stuck in the Intermediate English Level? Do you want to break out and start improving quickly? Then this is the perfect book to help you move up to the advanced level and start using everyday English fluently. This is the third and final book in the very popular ‘150 Really Useful English Phrases’ series. What made me want to write this book? After years of teaching intermediate students who never seemed to improve I decided to find out what the problem was. Essentially, intermediate students get stuck because learning at this stage is a different type of learning than at the beginner stage. You have mastered the grammar and the basic vocabulary but most textbooks just carry on like nothing has changed. However, what you need at the intermediate stage is not just more dry grammar and lists of vocabulary, but to be exposed to as much ‘real’ English in as many ‘real-life’ situations as possible. This will help you start to understand what people are actually saying and not just ‘textbook’ English. It will also help you to naturally ‘get a feel’ for the language. Because I couldn’t find a book that introduced everyday English phrases in a fun and engaging way I decided to write one myself. How will this book help you? Every new phrase is introduced in the real context of a short story or an article. So by having fun and reading something interesting you will be learning naturally rather than having to force yourself to study. It’s a simple fact that if you are having fun you will learn quicker and more easily. This series of books is an excellent way to be exposed to ‘real everyday English phrases’ but with the guidance of clear explanations and examples in simple English. Basically it uses simple language to introduce more complex phrases so you are eased into a more advanced level. All of the phrases in this book are in common use and are the key to unlocking fluency. I have only included phrases which I have heard recently in conversation or on the radio or television. If it is in this book it is in everyday use. So, if you are sick of being stuck and want to improve in a fun and engaging way, please press the buy button on the top right of this page to get started today.

Learn Human-Computer Interaction

By Christopher Reid Becker
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Isbn : 1838828990
  • Pages : 322
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 420
  • File Pdf: learn-human-computer-interaction.pdf

Book Summary:

HCI is a field of study that involves researching, designing, and developing software solutions that solve human problems. With this book, you will learn how to build and deploy a software prototype that will allow you to test and iterate your human-centered solution.

Modern Philosophy

By Richard Francks
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Isbn : 0773571760
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Reads : 766
  • File Pdf: modern-philosophy.pdf

Book Summary:

Through vivid and witty prose Richard Francks presents the ideas that have informed the development of philosophy as we know it. Our current approaches to central philosophical problems - the existence of God, the mind/body problem, the idea of the self, and the existence of the world - originated in the texts of these six thinkers, as did broader questions about political and social philosophy. This book is ideal for anyone encountering the ideas of these thinkers for the first time.

Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies

By James Watson,Anne Hill
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Isbn : 1628921498
  • Pages : 448
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Reads : 323
  • File Pdf: dictionary-of-media-and-communication-studies.pdf

Book Summary:

The Dictionary of Media and Communication Studies has provided students and the general public alike with a gateway into the study of intercultural communication, public relations and marketing communications since 1984. In this 9th edition, James Watson and Anne Hill provide a detailed compendium of the different facets of personal, group, mass-media and internet communication that continues to be a vital source of information for all those interested in how communication affects our lives. They cover new applications and developments, such as the incorporation of Neuroscience techniques in advertising and marketing. Other updates include Cyber-bullying, Twitter scandals, conduct in media organizations, on-line lobbying, global protesting/petitioning, and gender issues relating to social media in general. While new entries explore the profound shifts that have taken place in the world of communication in recent years, the purpose of this new edition is not necessarily to keep abreast of every new media event but to reflect the trends that influence and prompt such events, such as the Leveson Inquiry and Report and phone hacking via mobile phones. Politics seems to be playing out more on Twitter than in The Times. This volume seeks to make its twenty-first century readers more media literate, as well as more critical consumers of modern news.

The Peoples Of Las Vegas

By Jerry L Simich,Thomas C. Wright
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Nevada Press
  • Isbn : 0874176514
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 949
  • File Pdf: the-peoples-of-las-vegas.pdf

Book Summary:

Beneath the glitzy surface of the resorts and the seemingly cookie-cutter suburban sprawl of Las Vegas lies a vibrant and diverse ethnic life. People of varied origins make up the population of nearly two million and yet, until now, little mention of the city has been made in studies and discussion of ethnicity or immigration. The Peoples of Las Vegas: One City, Many Faces fills this void by presenting the work of seventeen scholars of history, political science, sociology, anthropology, law, urban studies, cultural studies, literature, social work, and ethnic studies to provide profiles of thirteen of the city’s many ethnic groups. The book’s introduction and opening chapters explore the historical and demographic context of these groups, as well as analyze the economic and social conditions that make Las Vegas so attractive to recent immigrants. Each group is the subject of the subsequent chapters, outlining migration motivations and processes, economic pursuits, cultural institutions and means of transmitting culture, involvement in the broader community, ties to homelands, and recent demographic trends.

Suburban 100

By Paul Weller
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1409022641
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 539
  • File Pdf: suburban-100.pdf

Book Summary:

REVISED, UPDATED AND WITH A NEW FOREWORD BY PAUL ABBOTT This edition of Suburban 100 includes new lyrics from the critically acclaimed albums, 22 Dreams and Wake Up the Nation, which has been nominated for the Mercury Music Award. Paul Weller first burst onto the national music scene with The Jam in 1977 and was quickly marked apart from his contemporaries as a brilliant lyricist. In a writing career that has now spanned three decades, his songs have been acclaimed, imitated and loved by many. Suburban 100 - the first selection of Paul Weller's lyrics - draws on songs written for The Jam, The Style Council and solo releases that, together, tell stories of life and love, rage and romance. The youthful frustrations of small-town life that fuelled Weller's early writing is palpable, as is the angry but poignant response to Thatcher's Britain. His lyrics, rooted in English suburban culture, explore the hopes, dreams and crashing disappointments of ordinary people. They also revel in the mystical beauty of the English country landscape and repeatedly revisit dreamlike childhood summers. For the first time Paul Weller shares his reflections on his lyrics, offering candid insights to his writing process and the inspiration behind some of pop music's best loved songs. Suburban 100 reveals aspects of a famously private man.

Fundamentals of User-Centered Design

By Brian Still,Kate Crane
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Isbn : 1498764398
  • Pages : 329
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 644
  • File Pdf: fundamentals-of-user-centered-design.pdf

Book Summary:

There has been some solid work done in the area of User-Centered Design (UCD) over the last few years. What’s been missing is an in-depth, comprehensive textbook that connects UCD to usability and User Experience (UX) principles and practices. This new textbook discusses a theoretical framework in relation to other design theories. It provides a repeatable, practical process for implementation, offering numerous examples, methods, and case studies for support, and it emphasizes best practices in specific environments, including mobile and web applications, print products, as well as hardware.