Mediating and Remediating Death

Mediating and Remediating Death
Author: Dorthe Refslund Christensen,Kjetil Sandvik
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2016-04-29
ISBN 10: 1317098625
ISBN 13: 9781317098621
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mediating and Remediating Death Book Review:

From the ritual object which functions as a substitute for the dead - thus acting as a medium for communicating with the ’other world’ - to the representation of death, violence and suffering in media, or the use of online social networks as spaces of commemoration, media of various kinds are central to the communication and performance of death-related socio-cultural practices of individuals, groups and societies. This second volume of the Studies in Death, Materiality and Time series explores the ways in which such practices are subject to ’re-mediation’; that is to say, processes by which well-known practices are re-presented in new ways through various media formats. Presenting rich, interdisciplinary new empirical case studies and fieldwork from the US and Europe, Asia, The Middle East, Australasia and Africa, Mediating and Remediating Death shows how different media forms contribute to the shaping and transformation of various forms of death and commemoration, whether in terms of their range and distribution, their relation to users or their roles in creating and maintaining communities. With its broad and multi-faceted focus on how uses of media can redraw the traditional boundaries of death-related practices and create new cultural realities, this book will appeal to scholars across the social sciences and humanities with interests in ritual and commemoration practices, the sociology and anthropology of death and dying, and cultural and media studies.

Dax Formulas for Powerpivot

Dax Formulas for Powerpivot
Author: Rob Collie,Avichal Singh
Publsiher: Holy Macro! Books
Total Pages: 271
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN 10: 9781615470396
ISBN 13: 1615470395
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dax Formulas for Powerpivot Book Review:

Microsoft PowerPivot is a free add-on to Excel from Microsoft that allows users to produce new kinds of reports and analyses that were simply impossible before, and this book is the first to tackle DAX formulas, the core capability of PowerPivot, from the perspective of the Excel audience. Written by the world's foremost PowerPivot blogger and practitioner, the book's concepts and approach are introduced in a simple, step-by-step manner tailored to the learning style of Excel users everywhere. The techniques presented allow users to produce, in hours or even minutes, results that formerly would have taken entire teams weeks or months to produce. It includes lessons on the difference between calculated columns and measures; how formulas can be reused across reports of completely different shapes; how to merge disjointed sets of data into unified reports; how to make certain columns in a pivot behave as if the pivot were filtered while other columns do not; and how to create time-intelligent calculations in pivot tables such as “Year over Year” and “Moving Averages” whether they use a standard, fiscal, or a complete custom calendar. The “pattern-like” techniques and best practices contained in this book have been developed and refined over two years of onsite training with Excel users around the world, and the key lessons from those seminars costing thousands of dollars per day are now available to within the pages of this easy-to-follow guide. This updated second edition covers new features introduced with Office 2015.


Author: Marissa Meyer
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-01-03
ISBN 10: 1466800119
ISBN 13: 9781466800113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cinder Book Review:

The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth's fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She's a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister's illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with the handsome Prince Kai's, she suddenly finds herself at the center of an intergalactic struggle, and a forbidden attraction. Caught between duty and freedom, loyalty and betrayal, she must uncover secrets about her past in order to protect her world's future. Marissa Meyer on Cinder, writing, and leading men Which of your characters is most like you? I wish I could say that I'm clever and mechanically-minded like Cinder, but no—I can't fix anything. I'm much more like Cress, who makes a brief cameo in Cinder and then takes a more starring role in the third book. She's a romantic and a daydreamer and maybe a little on the naïve side—things that could be said about me too—although she does find courage when it's needed most. I think we'd all like to believe we'd have that same inner strength if we ever needed it. Where do you write? I have a home office that I've decorated with vintage fairy tale treasures that I've collected (my favorite is a Cinderella cookie jar from the forties) and NaNoWriMo posters, but sometimes writing there starts to feel too much like work. On those days I'll write in bed or take my laptop out for coffee or lunch. If you were stranded on a desert island, which character from Cinder would you want with you? Cinder, definitely! She has an internet connection in her brain, complete with the ability to send and receive comms (which are similar to e-mails). We'd just have enough time to enjoy some fresh coconut before we were rescued. The next book in the Lunar Chronicles is called Scarlet, and is about Little Red Riding Hood. What is appealing to you most about this character as you work on the book? Scarlet is awesome—she's very independent, a bit temperamental, and has an outspokenness that tends to get her in trouble sometimes. She was raised by her grandmother, an ex-military pilot who now owns a small farm in southern France, who not only taught Scarlet how to fly a spaceship and shoot a gun, but also to have a healthy respect and appreciation for nature. I guess that's a lot of things that appeal to me about her, but she's been a really fun character to write! (The two leading men in Scarlet, Wolf and Captain Thorne, aren't half bad either.)

Harold and the Purple Crayon

Harold and the Purple Crayon
Author: Crockett Johnson
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2015-09-29
ISBN 10: 0062430408
ISBN 13: 9780062430403
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harold and the Purple Crayon Book Review:

From beloved children’s book creator Crockett Johnson comes the timeless classic Harold and the Purple Crayon! This imagination-sparking picture book belongs on every child's digital bookshelf. One evening Harold decides to go for a walk in the moonlight. Armed only with an oversize purple crayon, young Harold draws himself a landscape full of wonder and excitement. Harold and his trusty crayon travel through woods and across seas and past dragons before returning to bed, safe and sound. Full of funny twists and surprises, this charming story shows just how far your imagination can take you. “A satisfying artistic triumph.” —Chris Van Allsburg, author-illustrator of The Polar Express Share this classic as a birthday, baby shower, or graduation gift!

World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft
Author: Michael Lummis,Danielle Vanderlip
Publsiher: Brady
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2004-11
ISBN 10: 9780744004052
ISBN 13: 0744004055
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Warcraft Book Review:

BradyGames' World of Warcraft Official Strategy Guide includes the following: Maps of each city and region, with call outs for characters, quest locations, dungeons, and more. Essential stats and strategies for each of the 8 races and 9 classes for both the Horde and Alliance factions. Must-have quest data - - contacts, quest type, item rewards and more. Profession sections provide data on products, requirements and item components. Weapon, armor and item tables, ability and spell lists, and bestiary. Platform: PC Genre: MMORPG This product is available for sale worldwide.

The Historian

The Historian
Author: Elizabeth Kostova
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 656
Release: 2005-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780759513839
ISBN 13: 075951383X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Historian Book Review:

An "innovative" (The New Yorker) retelling of the story of Dracula. Told with the flourish and poise of a talented storyteller, Kostova turns the age-old tale into a compelling "late night page-turner" (San Francisco Chronicle) When a young woman discovers a cache of ancient letters, she is thrown into the turbulent history of her parents' dark pasts. Uncovering a labyrinthine trail of clues, she begins to reconstruct a staggering history of deceit and violence. Debut novelist Elizabeth Kostova creates an adventure of monumental proportions, a relentless tale that blends fact and fantasy, history and the present, with an assurance that is almost unbearably suspenseful and utterly unforgettable.

Actionable Gamification

Actionable Gamification
Author: Yu-kai Chou
Publsiher: Packt Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 500
Release: 2019-12-03
ISBN 10: 183921077X
ISBN 13: 9781839210778
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Actionable Gamification Book Review:

Learn all about implementing a good gamification design into your products, workplace, and lifestyle Key Features Explore what makes a game fun and engaging Gain insight into the Octalysis Framework and its applications Discover the potential of the Core Drives of gamification through real-world scenarios Book Description Effective gamification is a combination of game design, game dynamics, user experience, and ROI-driving business implementations. This book explores the interplay between these disciplines and captures the core principles that contribute to a good gamification design. The book starts with an overview of the Octalysis Framework and the 8 Core Drives that can be used to build strategies around the various systems that make games engaging. As the book progresses, each chapter delves deep into a Core Drive, explaining its design and how it should be used. Finally, to apply all the concepts and techniques that you learn throughout, the book contains a brief showcase of using the Octalysis Framework to design a project experience from scratch. After reading this book, you'll have the knowledge and skills to enable the widespread adoption of good gamification and human-focused design in all types of industries. What you will learn Discover ways to use gamification techniques in real-world situations Design fun, engaging, and rewarding experiences with Octalysis Understand what gamification means and how to categorize it Leverage the power of different Core Drives in your applications Explore how Left Brain and Right Brain Core Drives differ in motivation and design methodologies Examine the fascinating intricacies of White Hat and Black Hat Core Drives Who this book is for Anyone who wants to implement gamification principles and techniques into their products, workplace, and lifestyle will find this book useful.


Author: Ernest Cline
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2018-11-06
ISBN 10: 1984823159
ISBN 13: 9781984823151
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Armada Book Review:

From the bestselling author of "Ready Player One." After sighting a UFO, high-school student Zack and his new comrades must scramble to prepare for an alien onslaught, in this rollicking, surprising thriller and coming-of-age adventure.

Adventures of an It Leader

Adventures of an It Leader
Author: Robert D. Austin,Richard L. Nolan,Shannon O'Donnell
Publsiher: Harvard Business Press
Total Pages: 314
Release: 2009-04-21
ISBN 10: 1422129500
ISBN 13: 9781422129500
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adventures of an It Leader Book Review:

Becoming an effective IT manager presents a host of challenges--from anticipating emerging technology to managing relationships with vendors, employees, and other managers. A good IT manager must also be a strong business leader. This book invites you to accompany new CIO Jim Barton to better understand the role of IT in your organization. You'll see Jim struggle through a challenging first year, handling (and fumbling) situations that, although fictional, are based on true events. You can read this book from beginning to end, or treat is as a series of cases. You can also skip around to address your most pressing needs. For example, need to learn about crisis management and security? Read chapters 10-12. You can formulate your own responses to a CIO's obstacles by reading the authors' regular "Reflection" questions. You'll turn to this book many times as you face IT-related issues in your own career.

Ready Player One

Ready Player One
Author: Ernest Cline
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-08-16
ISBN 10: 0307887456
ISBN 13: 9780307887450
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ready Player One Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. “Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”—USA Today • “As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.”—Entertainment Weekly A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days. When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune—and control of the OASIS itself. Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is on—and the only way to survive is to win. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Village Voice • Chicago Sun-Times • iO9 • The AV Club “Delightful . . . the grown-up’s Harry Potter.”—HuffPost “An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.”—CNN “A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader.”—Boston Globe “Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that’s both hilarious and compassionate.”—NPR “[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own.”—iO9

Smarter Faster Better

Smarter Faster Better
Author: Charles Duhigg
Publsiher: Doubleday Canada
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2016-03-08
ISBN 10: 0385680929
ISBN 13: 9780385680929
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smarter Faster Better Book Review:

From the bestselling author of The Power of Habit comes a fascinating new book exploring the science of productivity, and why, in today's world, managing how you think--rather than what you think about--can transform your life. Productivity, recent studies suggest, isn't always about driving ourselves harder, working faster and pushing ourselves toward greater "efficiency." Rather, real productivity relies on managing how we think, identify goals, construct teams and make decisions. The most productive people, companies and organizations don't merely act differently--they envision the world and their choices in profoundly different ways. This book explores eight concepts that are critical to increasing productivity. It takes you into the cockpit of two passenger jets (one crashes) to understand the importance of constructing mental models--telling yourself stories about yourself in order to subconsciously focus on what really matters. It introduces us to basic training in the U.S. Marine Corps, where the internal locus of control is exploited to increase self-motivation. It chronicles the outbreak of Israel's Yom Kippur War to examine cognitive closure--a dangerous trap that stems from our natural desire to feel productive and check every last thing off our to-do lists, causing us to miss obvious risks and bigger opportunities. It uses a high-achieving public school in Cincinnati to illuminate the concept of disfluency, which holds that we learn faster and more deeply when we make the data harder to absorb. It shows how the principles of lean manufacturing--in which decision-making power is pushed to the lowest levels of the hierarchy--allowed the FBI to produce a software system that had eluded them for years. It explores how Disney made Frozen into a record success by encouraging tension among animation teams--a version of what biologists refer to as the Intermediate Disturbance Hypothesis, which posits that nature is most creative when crises occur. With the combination of relentless curiosity, deep reporting and rich storytelling that defined The Power of Habit, Charles Duhigg takes readers from neurology laboratories to Google's brainstorming sessions and illustrates how we can all increase productivity in our lives.

World of Warcraft Rise of the Horde

World of Warcraft  Rise of the Horde
Author: Christie Golden
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2007-05-01
ISBN 10: 1416560076
ISBN 13: 9781416560074
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Warcraft Rise of the Horde Book Review:

Though the young Warchief Thrall ended the demon curse that had plagued his people for generations, the orcs still wrestle with the sins of their bloody past. As the rampaging Horde, they waged a number of devastating wars against their perennial enemy -- the Alliance. Yet the rage and bloodlust that drove the orcs to destroy everything in their path nearly consumed them as well. Long ago, on the idyllic world of Draenor, the noble orc clans lived in relative peace with their enigmatic neighbors, the draenei. But the nefarious agents of the Burning Legion had other plans for both of the unsuspecting races. The demon-lord Kil'jaeden set in motion a dark chain of events that would succeed not only in eradicating the draenei, but forging the orc clans into an single, unstoppable juggernaut of hatred and destruction.


Author: Boris Vallejo,Julie Bell,Anthony Palumbo,David Palumbo
Publsiher: Collins & Brown
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2007
ISBN 10: 9781843404057
ISBN 13: 1843404052
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Imaginistix Book Review:

Having been two of the top names in fantasy art for 30 years the popularity of Boris Vallejo and his wife Julie Bell is undimmed. In 2005, Paper Tiger published a retrospective of their glittering career, 'The Ultimate Collection', gathering together the best art from three decades in one volume. This new book (named after their website) features a brand new and unseen collection of beautiful maidens, heroic men and fearsome monsters, their first collection of new work since 1994's 'Sketchbook'. A mix of commissions for magazine publishers, advertising agencies, film production companies and more, this is another must have book for all Boris and Julie fans.

Playing Rough

Playing Rough
Author: Zoe Dawson
Publsiher: Zoe Dawson
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-10-15
ISBN 10: 0990907503
ISBN 13: 9780990907503
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Playing Rough Book Review:

Community relations assistant director, Catherine “Cat” Everhart fantasizes about #66 Shane Bishop, The San Diego Wildcat’s strong safety, a monster of a man, but the no fraternizing policy dictates she keep her distance. It isn’t until the company’s Halloween party fundraiser that their desire explodes it’s tight bonds. ****Free**** Book #1 in the Forbidden Plays series Books in order: Monster Man Hot Read Illegal Motions

World of Warcraft Arthas

World of Warcraft  Arthas
Author: Christie Golden
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2009-04-21
ISBN 10: 1439159386
ISBN 13: 9781439159385
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World of Warcraft Arthas Book Review:

Frostmourne. It was caught in a hovering, jagged chunk of ice, the runes that ran the length of its blade glowing a cool blue. Below it was a dais of some sort, standing on a large gently raised mound that was covered in a dusting of snow. A soft light, coming from somewhere high above where the cavern was open to daylight, shone down on the runeblade. The icy prison hid some details of the sword's shape and form, exaggerated others. It was revealed and concealed at the same time, and all the more tempting, like a new lover imperfectly glimpsed through a gauzy curtain. Arthas knew the blade -- it was the selfsame sword he had seen in his dream when he first arrived. The sword that had not killed Invincible, but that had brought him back healed and healthy. He'd thought it a good omen then, but now he knew it was a true sign. This was what he had come to find. This sword would change everything. Arthas stared raptly at it, his hands almost physically aching to grasp it, his fingers to wrap themselves around the hilt, his arms to feel the weapon swinging smoothly in the blow that would end Mal'Ganis, end the torment he had visited upon the people of Lordaeron, end this lust for revenge. Drawn, he stepped forward. The uncanny elemental spirit drew its icy sword. "Turn away, before it is too late," it intoned. * * * His evil is legend. Lord of the undead Scourge, wielder of the runeblade Frostmourne, and enemy of the free peoples of Azeroth. The Lich King is an entity of incalculable power and unparalleled malice -- his icy soul utterly consumed by his plans to destroy all life on the World of Warcraft. But it was not always so. Long before his soul was fused with that of the orc shaman Ner'zhul, the Lich King was Arthas Menethil, crown prince of Lordaeron and faithful paladin of the Silver Hand. When a plague of undeath threatened all that he loved, Arthas was driven to pursue an ill-fated quest for a runeblade powerful enough to save his homeland. Yet the object of his search would exact a heavy price from its new master, beginning a horrifying descent into damnation. Arthas's path would lead him through the arctic northern wastes toward the Frozen Throne, where he would face, at long last, the darkest of destinies.

The Daily Show The Book

The Daily Show  The Book
Author: Chris Smith
Publsiher: Grand Central Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-11-22
ISBN 10: 1455565350
ISBN 13: 9781455565351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Daily Show The Book Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The complete, uncensored history of the award-winning The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, as told by its correspondents, writers, and host. For almost seventeen years, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart brilliantly redefined the borders between television comedy, political satire, and opinionated news coverage. It launched the careers of some of today's most significant comedians, highlighted the hypocrisies of the powerful, and garnered 23 Emmys. Now the show's behind-the-scenes gags, controversies, and camaraderie will be chronicled by the players themselves, from legendary host Jon Stewart to the star cast members and writers-including Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, John Oliver, and Steve Carell - plus some of The Daily Show's most prominent guests and adversaries: John and Cindy McCain, Glenn Beck, Tucker Carlson, and many more. This oral history takes the reader behind the curtain for all the show's highlights, from its origins as Comedy Central's underdog late-night program to Trevor Noah's succession, rising from a scrappy jester in the 24-hour political news cycle to become part of the beating heart of politics-a trusted source for not only comedy but also commentary, with a reputation for calling bullshit and an ability to effect real change in the world. Through years of incisive election coverage, passionate debates with President Obama and Hillary Clinton, feuds with Bill O'Reilly and Fox, and provocative takes on Wall Street and racism, The Daily Show has been a cultural touchstone. Now, for the first time, the people behind the show's seminal moments come together to share their memories of the last-minute rewrites, improvisations, pranks, romances, blow-ups, and moments of Zen both on and off the set of one of America's most groundbreaking shows.

The Daily Stoic

The Daily Stoic
Author: Ryan Holiday,Stephen Hanselman
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2016-10-18
ISBN 10: 0735211744
ISBN 13: 9780735211742
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Daily Stoic Book Review:

From the team that brought you The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, a beautiful daily devotional of Stoic meditations—an instant Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller. Why have history's greatest minds—from George Washington to Frederick the Great to Ralph Waldo Emerson, along with today's top performers from Super Bowl-winning football coaches to CEOs and celebrities—embraced the wisdom of the ancient Stoics? Because they realize that the most valuable wisdom is timeless and that philosophy is for living a better life, not a classroom exercise. The Daily Stoic offers 366 days of Stoic insights and exercises, featuring all-new translations from the Emperor Marcus Aurelius, the playwright Seneca, or slave-turned-philosopher Epictetus, as well as lesser-known luminaries like Zeno, Cleanthes, and Musonius Rufus. Every day of the year you'll find one of their pithy, powerful quotations, as well as historical anecdotes, provocative commentary, and a helpful glossary of Greek terms. By following these teachings over the course of a year (and, indeed, for years to come) you'll find the serenity, self-knowledge, and resilience you need to live well.

Gangsta Rap Coloring Book

Gangsta Rap Coloring Book
Author: Aye Jay Morano,Aye Jay
Publsiher: Last Gasp
Total Pages: 50
Release: 2004-01-11
ISBN 10: 9780867196047
ISBN 13: 0867196041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gangsta Rap Coloring Book Book Review:

The title of the book says it all. 48 pages of,line-drawings of Gangsta rappers, done with the,black line we all remember from the,colouring books of our youth. the juxtaposition of,the outlaw image of the rappers with the childlike,innocence of a colouring book makes for an instant,laugh. in a smaller self-published edition, the,book was an immediate hit with the few people who,were able to see it. Now expanded from 20 to 48,pages, the book includes all of the top rappers,and their underground peers.


Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-07-31
ISBN 10: 9781531911720
ISBN 13: 1531911722
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Internet Literacy Handbook

The Internet Literacy Handbook
Author: Betsy Burdick,Chris Coakley,Janice Patricia Richardson
Publsiher: Council of Europe
Total Pages: 87
Release: 2006-01-01
ISBN 10: 9287159394
ISBN 13: 9789287159397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Internet Literacy Handbook Book Review:

Over the past decade, Internet technology, now merging into that of mobile technology, has transformed the multiple facets of life in society across the world, changing work and leisure patterns, and placing greater demands on us as active, democratic citizens. The Internet literacy handbook, intended for parents, teachers and young people throughout Europe, is a guide to exploiting to the fullest this complex network of information and communication. The handbook is comprised of 21 fact sheets, each covering a particular topic on Internet use, from searching for information to setting up blogs through to e-shopping and e-citizenship. These fact sheets offer teachers and parents sufficient technical know-how to allow them to share young people's and children's voyages through communication technology. They highlight ethical and safety considerations, give insight into added value in education, provide ideas for constructive activities in class or at home, share best practice in Internet use, and provide a wealth of definitions and links to sites that give practical examples and further in-depth information.