Digital Outcasts

Digital Outcasts
Author: Kel Smith
Publsiher: Newnes
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-03-18
ISBN 10: 0124047130
ISBN 13: 9780124047136
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Outcasts Book Review:

The blind person who tries to make an online purchase. The young girl who cannot speak due to a cognitive disability. The man confined to his home due to permanent injury. The single mother with a long-term illness who struggles to feed her family. With one in seven people worldwide currently living with a disability, the term "outcast" covers numerous scenarios. Digital outcasts rely on technology for everyday services that many people take for granted. However, poorly designed products risk alienating this important (and growing) population. Through a "grass roots" approach to innovation, digital outcasts are gradually taking action to transform their lives and communities. This emerging trend provides exciting learning opportunities for all of us. Citing real-world case studies from healthcare to social science, this book examines the emerging legal and cultural impact of inclusive design. Gain a better understanding of how people with disabilities use technology Discover pitfalls and approaches to help you stay current in your UX practices Anticipate a future in which ambient benefit can be achieved for people of all abilities and backgrounds

Orion s Outcasts

Orion   s Outcasts
Author: Corbeyran,Jorge Miguel,Julia Verlanger
Publsiher: Humanoids Inc
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2017-11-22
ISBN 10: 1594656460
ISBN 13: 9781594656460
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Orion s Outcasts Book Review:

A Sci-Fi saga set in the “Retro Worlds” universe created by Julia Verlanger, one of the most celebrated French science fiction authors of the 1970s.

Digitalization and Public Sector Transformations

Digitalization and Public Sector Transformations
Author: Jannick Schou,Morten Hjelholt
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 122
Release: 2018-04-13
ISBN 10: 3319762915
ISBN 13: 9783319762913
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digitalization and Public Sector Transformations Book Review:

This book provides a study of governmental digitalization, an increasingly important area of policymaking within advanced capitalist states. It dives into a case study of digitalization efforts in Denmark, fusing a national policy study with local institutional analysis. Denmark is often framed as an international forerunner in terms of digitalizing its public sector and thus provides a particularly instructive setting for understanding this new political instrument. Advancing a cultural political economic approach, Schou and Hjelholt argue that digitalization is far from a quick technological fix. Instead, this area must be located against wider transformations within the political economy of capitalist states. Doing so, the book excavates the political roots of digitalization and reveals its institutional consequences. It shows how new relations are being formed between the state and its citizens. Digitalization and Public Sector Transformations pushes for a renewed approach to governmental digitalization and will be of interest to scholars working in the intersections of critical political economy, state theory and policy studies.

Outcasts of Empire

Outcasts of Empire
Author: Paul D. Barclay
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 307
Release: 2017-10-24
ISBN 10: 0520296214
ISBN 13: 9780520296213
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outcasts of Empire Book Review:

Introduction : empires and indigenous peoples, global transformation and the limits of international society -- From wet diplomacy to scorched earth : the Taiwan expedition, the Guardline and the Wushe rebellion -- The long durée and the short circuit : gender, language and territory in the making of indigenous Taiwan -- Tangled up in red : textiles, trading posts and ethnic bifurcation in Taiwan -- The geobodies within a geobody : the visual economy of race-making and indigeneity

Outcasts A SEAL Team Six Novel

Outcasts  A SEAL Team Six Novel
Author: Stephen Templin,Howard E. Wasdin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-05-29
ISBN 10: 1451675682
ISBN 13: 9781451675689
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outcasts A SEAL Team Six Novel Book Review:

Authors of the “harrowing” (Time) and “adrenaline-laced” (The New York Times) insider memoir SEAL Team Six, Howard E. Wasdin and Stephen Templin bring their bestselling talents and hardcore field experience to a riveting novel of a team that covertly defies military code to do what SEALs do best: keep America safe. They are the Outcasts. Because people don’t want to know what they do. With bin Laden dead and seven al Qaeda members vying to replace him, America requires a team capable of finessing the U.N.’s policies of national sovereignty to take out the would-be terrorist leaders. The quartet of elite SEALs that comprises Tier One, a product of the top-secret Special Op unit Bitter Ash, will eliminate its targets under cover of darkness and with no official support from its government. But hot on the tail of the third target, the Outcasts discover a plot with the U.S. in its crosshairs . . . a threat that will put them to the ultimate test.

The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place

The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place
Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2011-06-28
ISBN 10: 1442439718
ISBN 13: 9781442439719
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outcasts of 19 Schuyler Place Book Review:

E.L. Konigsburg revisits the town of Epiphany to tell the story of Margaret Rose Kane, Connor's older half-sister. It's about the summer when Margaret Rose turned twelve--the same year that Cabbage Patch dolls were popular, that Sally Ride became the first woman to go into space, that El Nino turned the world upside-down. Margaret Rose begins her summer with a miserable experience at camp, from which she's rescued by her beloved, eccentric uncles. Little does she know that her uncles, in turn, need rescuing themselves--from a tyrannical city council determined to tear down her uncles' life work--three spectacularly beautiful towers that her uncles have been building since before Margaret was a baby. A rousing book about intelligence, art, and the fierce preservation of individuality, from EL Konigsburg.

The Outcasts

The Outcasts
Author: John Flanagan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2011-11-01
ISBN 10: 1101545399
ISBN 13: 9781101545393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outcasts Book Review:

From the author of the global phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice! They are outcasts. Hal, Stig, and the others - they are the boys the others want no part of. Skandians, as any reader of Ranger's Apprentice could tell you, are known for their size and strength. Not these boys. Yet that doesn't mean they don't have skills. And courage - which they will need every ounce of to do battle at sea against the other bands, the Wolves and the Sharks, in the ultimate race. The icy waters make for a treacherous playing field . . . especially when not everyone thinks of it as playing. John Flanagan, author of the international phenomenon Ranger's Apprentice, creates a new cast of characters to populate his world of Skandians and Araluens, a world millions of young readers around the world have come to know and admire. Full of seafaring adventures and epic battles, Book 1 of The Brotherband Chronicles is sure to thrill readers of Ranger's Apprentice while enticing a whole new generation just now discovering the books. Perfect for fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, T.H. White’s The Sword in the Stone, Christopher Paolini’s Eragon series, and George R. R. Martin’s Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire series.

Defiled Trades and Social Outcasts

Defiled Trades and Social Outcasts
Author: Kathy Stuart
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2006-11-02
ISBN 10: 9780521027212
ISBN 13: 0521027217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Defiled Trades and Social Outcasts Book Review:

This book presents a social and cultural history of 'dishonourable people' (unehrliche Leute), an outcast group in early modern Germany. Executioners, skinners, grave-diggers, shepherds, barber-surgeons, millers, linen-weavers, sow-gelders, latrine-cleaners, and bailiffs were among the 'dishonourable' by virtue of their trades. It shows the extent to which dishonour determined the life-chances and self-identity of dishonourable people. Taking Augsburg as a prime example, it investigates how honourable estates interacted with dishonourable people, and shows how the pollution anxieties of early modern Germans structured social and political relations within honourable society.

Stalin s Outcasts

Stalin s Outcasts
Author: Golfo Alexopoulos
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780801440298
ISBN 13: 0801440297
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stalin s Outcasts Book Review:

The poor, the weak, and the elderly were frequent targets of disenfranchisement, singled out by officials looking to conserve scarce resources or satisfy their superiors with long lists of discovered enemies.".

Path of the Outcast

Path of the Outcast
Author: Gav Thorpe
Publsiher: Games Workshop
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2012-08-28
ISBN 10: 9781849701983
ISBN 13: 1849701989
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Path of the Outcast Book Review:

The third book in Gav Thorpe's Eldar series The third of the Eldar Path series, which shows Aradryan as he lives as a Ranger. Alaitoc is attacked by the Sons of Orar Space Marines and he must do what he can to help save the craftworld

The Unteachables

The Unteachables
Author: Gordon Korman
Publsiher: Scholastic Canada
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-01-01
ISBN 10: 1443170178
ISBN 13: 9781443170178
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Unteachables Book Review:

Gordon Korman's newest stand-alone novel, featuring Greenwich Middle School's class of outcasts and miscreants - The Unteachables! In the multiple-narrator format that Gordon perfected in Ungifted and Supergifted, this book tells the story of Greenwich Middle School's class SCS-8, a.k.a The Unteachables! The Unteachables are a wayward medley of characters: Parker the dyslexic farm boy; Aldo, who is perpetually angry; Elaine (rhymes with pain); Barnstorm the jock; Rahim the sleep-deprived artist; and Mateo, lost in fantasy worlds. Plus Kiana, who is just in town visiting her dad and isn't even registered with the school. Not to mention their teacher, Mr. Ribbit - er, Mr. Kermit - who remains in disgrace after a 25-year-old cheating scandal and is just killing time, doing crossword puzzles and waiting to take early retirement at the end of the year. Are they really incorrigible, or is it possible they are just misunderstood? This unlikely group of heroes is about to find out for themselves.

The Outcasts

The Outcasts
Author: Misty Hayes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2017-12-11
ISBN 10: 9780692994955
ISBN 13: 0692994955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outcasts Book Review:

Eighteen-year-old Larna's search for her deadbeat dad who skipped out on her when she was twelve, might be the death of her... or the beginning.

Monks and Nuns Saints and Outcasts

Monks and Nuns  Saints and Outcasts
Author: Sharon Farmer,Barbara H. Rosenwein
Publsiher: Cornell University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-08-06
ISBN 10: 1501724061
ISBN 13: 9781501724060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Monks and Nuns Saints and Outcasts Book Review:

A new generation of historians today is borrowing from cultural anthropology, post-modern critical theory, and gender studies to understand the social meanings of medieval religious movements, practices, figures, and cults. In this volume Sharon Farmer and Barbara H. Rosenwein bring together essays—all hitherto unpublished—that combine some of the best of these new approaches with rigorous research and traditional scholarship. Some of these essays re-envision the professionals of religion: the monks and nuns who carried out crucial social functions as mediators between living and dead, repositories for social memory, and loci of vicarious piety. In their religious life these people embodied an image of the society that produced them. Other contributions focus on social categories, usually expressed as dichotomies: male/female, insider/outsider, saint/outcast. Monks and Nuns, Saints and Outcasts is the first book to show the interaction of seemingly antithetical groups of medieval people and the ways in which they were defined by, as well as against, each other. All of the essays, taken together, form a tribute to Lester K. Little, pioneer in the study of religion in medieval society.

When the Emperor Was Divine

When the Emperor Was Divine
Author: Julie Otsuka
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2007-12-18
ISBN 10: 0307430219
ISBN 13: 9780307430212
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When the Emperor Was Divine Book Review:

The debut novel from the PEN/Faulkner Award Winning Author of The Buddha in the Attic On a sunny day in Berkeley, California, in 1942, a woman sees a sign in a post office window, returns to her home, and matter-of-factly begins to pack her family's possessions. Like thousands of other Japanese Americans they have been reclassified, virtually overnight, as enemy aliens and are about to be uprooted from their home and sent to a dusty internment camp in the Utah desert. In this lean and devastatingly evocative first novel, Julie Otsuka tells their story from five flawlessly realized points of view and conveys the exact emotional texture of their experience: the thin-walled barracks and barbed-wire fences, the omnipresent fear and loneliness, the unheralded feats of heroism. When the Emperor Was Divine is a work of enormous power that makes a shameful episode of our history as immediate as today's headlines.

Eight Outcasts

Eight Outcasts
Author: Yang Kuisong
Publsiher: University of California Press
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2019-12-17
ISBN 10: 0520325281
ISBN 13: 9780520325289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Eight Outcasts Book Review:

The 1949 Communist Revolution marked a period of earthshaking change in China. Political, economic, ideological, and cultural movements galvanized the country, culminating in dramatic social transformations at all levels, including the persecution of hundreds of thousands of the country’s citizens. Based on normally inaccessible records of confessions, interrogations, trial transcripts, and depositions, Eight Outcasts tells the stories of eight victims of the Maoist dictatorship. It introduces readers to individuals accused of infractions such as corruption, political wrong thinking, homosexuality, illicit sexual activity, foreign ties, or “historical problems” (connections to the former Kuomintang regime) in the period between the revolution and Mao’s death in 1976. Each chapter brings stories of China’s voiceless citizens to light, broadening our knowledge of this important transitional period.

Jane the Fox and Me

Jane  the Fox and Me
Author: Isabelle Arsenault,Fanny Britt
Publsiher: Groundwood Books Ltd
Total Pages: 101
Release: 2013-10-10
ISBN 10: 1554983614
ISBN 13: 9781554983612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Jane the Fox and Me Book Review:

A New York Times Best Illustrated Book Hélène has been inexplicably ostracized by the girls who were once her friends. Her school life is full of whispers and lies - Hélène weighs 216; she smells like BO. Her loving mother is too tired to be any help. Fortunately, Hélène has one consolation, Charlotte Brontë's Jane Eyre. Hélène identifies strongly with Jane's tribulations, and when she is lost in the pages of this wonderful book, she is able to ignore her tormentors. But when Hélène is humiliated on a class trip in front of her entire grade, she needs more than a fictional character to see herself as a person deserving of laughter and friendship. Leaving the outcasts' tent one night, Hélène encounters a fox, a beautiful creature with whom she shares a moment of connection. But when Suzanne Lipsky frightens the fox away, insisting that it must be rabid, Hélène's despair becomes even more pronounced: now she believes that only a diseased and dangerous creature would ever voluntarily approach her. But then a new girl joins the outcasts' circle, Géraldine, who does not even appear to notice that she is in danger of becoming an outcast herself. And before long Hélène realizes that the less time she spends worrying about what the other girls say is wrong with her, the more able she is to believe that there is nothing wrong at all. This emotionally honest and visually stunning graphic novel reveals the casual brutality of which children are capable, but also assures readers that redemption can be found through connecting with another, whether the other is a friend, a fictional character or even, amazingly, a fox.

The Outcasts of Time

The Outcasts of Time
Author: Ian Mortimer
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2017-06-15
ISBN 10: 147114657X
ISBN 13: 9781471146572
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outcasts of Time Book Review:

‘Beautifully written and superbly executed’ Times 'This clever and moving Faustian tale is packed with fascinating historical detail' Express 'A joyous romp around England’s dark past' Suzie Feay, Guardian From the author of the bestselling The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain, this is a stunningly high-concept historical novel that is both as daring as it is gripping, and perfect for fans of Conn Iggulden, SJ Parris and Kate Mosse. December 1348. With the country in the grip of the Black Death, brothers John and William fear that they will shortly die and go to Hell. But as the end draws near, they are given an unexpected choice: either to go home and spend their last six days in their familiar world, or to search for salvation across the forthcoming centuries – living each one of their remaining days ninety-nine years after the last. John and William choose the future and find themselves in 1447, ignorant of almost everything going on around them. The year 1546 brings no more comfort, and 1645 challenges them still further. It is not just that technology is changing: things they have taken for granted all their lives prove to be short-lived. As they find themselves in stranger and stranger times, the reader travels with them, seeing the world through their eyes as it shifts through disease, progress, enlightenment and war. But their time is running out – can they do something to redeem themselves before the six days are up? What readers are saying: ‘Wow, what a book! I absolutely adored this. This was ambitious but done to perfection’ Sara Marsden ‘The Outcasts of Time is a tour de force, rich in spellbinding detail. Haunting and atmospheric, there is warmth and humour alongside fear and torment; all human life is here. As perfect a novel as any I've ever read’ Ophelia’s Reads 'A fascinating trip through seven centuries of history ... The author has done well to traverse such a sweep of time ... it's a great read and I'd recommend it' Netgalley reviewer, 4 stars

Digital Talking Books Plus

Digital Talking Books Plus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2009
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435079742060
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Digital Talking Books Plus Book Review:

The Outcast Girls

The Outcast Girls
Author: Shirley Dickson
Publsiher: Bookouture
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2020-01-24
ISBN 10: 1838882499
ISBN 13: 9781838882495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Outcast Girls Book Review:

‘I just couldn't put this one down. I loved every page and I went through an entire box of tissues before I was done. You will keep turning the pages until the very end because you just won't be able to put it down at all.’ Crossroad Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ An utterly heartbreaking tale of two young girls, worlds apart, who are thrown together when they have lost everything. Fans of Wives of War, Before We Were Yours and Diney Costeloe will absolutely love this poignant and moving World War Two novel. Germany, 1939: Eleven-year-old Frieda is boarding a ship bound for England with her little brother, Kurt. Life at home is perilous, with synagogues set alight and innocent lives lost to the Nazis, and they have no choice but to flee. But as Frieda stands on the deck crammed with frightened children, her brother jumps off, back to land. England, 1939: After a devastating childhood at Blakely Hall Orphanage, seventeen-year-old Sandra longs to put her past behind her. But when war breaks out and her brother Alf is sent to fly bombers, she’s completely alone. 1943: When Sandra and Frieda’s paths cross in the remote countryside, each girl finds a home at last. Facing long, terrifying nights in bunkers, they huddle together as planes roar above them and distant explosions shake them to their cores. They console one another – Frieda, with no idea whether her family have been captured or if her brother survived, and Sandra praying that Alf will live to see tomorrow. The darkness of war may shroud them but as long as they have each other, they can keep a little light in the world. Will Frieda and Sandra ever be reunited with their loved ones? And will the two handwritten letters bound their way hold news of happiness… or heartbreak? Readers are losing their hearts to The Outcast Girls: ‘Wow. I was totally gone from Chapter 1… The story of Sandra and Freida is one I will not forget for a long time. Written with so much love! While this is my first book by this author it won’t be my last!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Heartbreaking and poignant… Best read with a box of tissues handy as this book is sure to make readers tear up and up again.’ Bookish Jottings ‘Outstanding… What a page-turner this beautifully written, heart-wrenching story… This is a real tug-at-your-heartstrings book.’ Chapter Chatter Pub, 5 stars ‘I can honestly say I loved it.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Impossible to put down… I unquestionably loved this book.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I didn’t want to put it down!... A beautifully written story that pulls at your heart strings. Another 5-star read from Shirley Dickson!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wonderful… I loved every page. A heartwarming story of love and sorrow and an endearing friendship.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Rips at your heartstrings.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘Definitely tugged on my heartstrings… I turned the pages quickly.’ Robin Loves Reading, 5 stars ‘Will warm your heart… Will bring tears to your eyes… I truly enjoyed every page. So well worth the stars, and loved it all to the end.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘A captivating and emotional wartime saga which pulls on your heartstrings right from the first page… Mesmerising.’ Stardust Book Review, 5 stars ‘I loved it!... Brilliant.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘Wonderful… I was extremely invested, hanging on to every last word… It left me longing for more… A captivating story you can get emotionally invested in!’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘I have literally just finished this and had to come and start writing straight away! I loved it! Honestly what a story, I am a sucker for World War 2 books and this, well I couldn't help get invested in Sandra and Frieda's lives, their heartbreak and their joy.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘I love WWII historicals and The Outcast Girls was just perfect for me. I am now looking for Ms Dickson's backlist, as she is a new author to me.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘I became totally invested in this story almost immediately. I know that I will read this book again.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

Outcasts United

Outcasts United
Author: Warren St. John
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 226
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 0385741952
ISBN 13: 9780385741958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Outcasts United Book Review:

Shares the inspirational story of a youth soccer team comprised of refugees from around the world who, under the guidance of a formidable female coach, helped to transform their Georgia community.