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My Second Life

By Faye Bird
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Isbn : 0374348871
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 810
  • File Pdf: my-second-life.pdf

Book Summary:

Fifteen-year-old Ana has a good life--she has friends and a boy she likes and a kind mother--but still, she's haunted by her past; she knows that she lived once before as Emma and still misses her old family. When, by chance in her life now, she meets a woman she knew then, a terrifying memory flashes through her mind of a young girl drowning. Was Emma responsible? And should Ana pay the price? Consumed by guilt, Ana sets out to find out as much as possible about the person she was before and what she had done, only to discover that the family she misses so deeply had dark secrets of its own. To come to terms with her life now, she finally figures out how to let go of the past.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kensington Books
  • Isbn : 1496726529
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 448
  • File Pdf: the-second-life-of-mirielle-west.pdf

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Isbn : 1476601836
  • Pages : 204
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  • File Pdf: women-and-second-life.pdf

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  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
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  • File Pdf: the-unofficial-tourists-guide-to-second-life.pdf

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  • File Pdf: the-second-life-of-samuel-tyne.pdf

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  • Pages : 336
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  • Publisher : Que Publishing
  • Isbn : 0132714493
  • Pages : 416
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  • File Pdf: second-life.pdf

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  • Publisher : Cornell University Press
  • Isbn : 0801457750
  • Pages : 176
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  • File Pdf: making-virtual-worlds.pdf

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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1982122854
  • Pages : 272
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  • File Pdf: the-second-life-of-tiger-woods.pdf

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  • Pages : 276
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  • File Pdf: second-chance-life.pdf

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  • Pages : 144
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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Notion Press
  • Isbn : 1946714895
  • Pages : 330
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 653
  • File Pdf: ramayana-3000.pdf

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“How? How did this happen to us? How did humans end up becoming savage barbarians?” I asked. “We took a wrong turn from an evolutionary perspective,” he replied. “Robots provided us shelter, fed us and clothed us. In the end, they domesticated humans.” *~* The Chicken’s Tale One day, Man came to the forest and set up a large coop with warm nests. The jungle fowl moved into the coop, where it was warm and cozy and food was always available. They were now completely domesticated and idle. They did not need to gather food, build nests or help raise their chicks. They decided that they ought to create a new society – one where they did not need families and where they could mate as they pleased. However, back in the wild, the roosters that remained exhibited monogamy built nests and helped protect their hens while they hatched their eggs. As generations passed, the domesticated roosters turned very violent. They had no responsibilities. Free food and shelter made such skills, as those exhibited by the wild roosters, redundant. They constantly fought with each other for mating rights, as that was the only concern in their lives. Earlier, the roosters rarely fought. Now, they spent their waking hours fighting for sexual dominance. The food and shelter were not free; the roosters had paid a very high price! *~* For further reading, visit www.ramayana-3000.com

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By Vincenti, Giovanni,Braman, James
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Isbn : 1616928239
  • Pages : 588
  • Category : Education
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  • File Pdf: teaching-through-multi-user-virtual-environments.pdf

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Teaching through Multi-User Virtual Environments: Applying Dynamic Elements to the Modern Classroom highlights the work of educators daring enough to teach in these new frontiers of education. This timely publication is a must-read for all educators and practitioners, of any subject and at any level, who wish to incorporate a dynamic online element to their classroom. It is also meant for researchers of education, computer science, and instructional technologies. Teaching through Multi-User Virtual Environments: Applying Dynamic Elements to the Modern Classroom is a one-stop resource for practices, as well as research activities, within the domain on Multi-User Virtual Environments.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Isbn : 031612768X
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 673
  • File Pdf: the-short-second-life-of-bree-tanner.pdf

Book Summary:

Newly turned vampire Bree Tanner lives in terror -- and must find her way out of untold danger -- in this pulse-pounding novella, a companion to Eclipse. Bree Tanner, a self-described "vampire nerd" first introduced in Eclipse, lives in terror in a coven of newborn vampires. She is a member of Victoria's vampire army, and as that army closes in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, she finds her first friend and discovers a truth about daylight. While fans may know how it ends, they don't yet have the full story: Bree's tale of danger, mystery, and romance is one for the books. It's here! #1 bestselling author Stephenie Meyer makes a triumphant return to the world of Twilight with the highly anticipated companion, Midnight Sun: the iconic love story of Bella and Edward told from the vampire's point of view. "People do not want to just read Meyer's books; they want to climb inside them and live there." -- Time "A literary phenomenon." -- The New York Times

Thoughts

By T. L. Newcomer
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Inspiring Voices
  • Isbn : 1462402615
  • Pages : 114
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 240
  • File Pdf: thoughts.pdf

Book Summary:

Twenty-eight years ago, T. L. Newcomer began having thoughts that lingered and dominated his mind; he could think of nothing else until he began to write them down. Now he has collected these messages and is sharing them in this new volume in order to encourage others to use them to allow their minds the freedom to explore their thoughts. This, he hopes, will provide you with the opportunity to grow and expand your mind. Those thoughts may take you, as they have him, to places you have never been before and help you experience new emotions and feelings. Thoughts offers a compendium of short contemplations on themes from everyday life. In it, Newcomer shares his thoughts, musings, and moments of growth and insight from his life, seeking to inspire deeper thought and understanding in others. Christ will not deny you anything you need. You will have all the advantages of the first life along with all the emotions of the second life. You will have the better of two lives. In a life with Christ, there is much joy and happiness, and the sorrows are easier to bear. Without Christ, life will be over in a few years, but with Christ, there is the knowledge that after the second death, the third and best life begins, for each life is lived to prepare for the next life.

Second Lives

By Tim Guest
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Isbn : 1407090445
  • Pages : 368
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 311
  • File Pdf: second-lives.pdf

Book Summary:

We've always dreamed of perfect places: Eden, heaven, Oz - places over the rainbow, beyond death and loss. Now, through computer technology, we can inhabit those worlds together. Each week, between 35 and 50 million people worldwide abandon reality for virtual worlds. In Boston, Massachusetts, a group of nine disabled men and women inhabit one virtual body, which frees them from their lifelong struggle to be seen and heard. The Pentagon has begun to develop virtual worlds to help in real-world battles. In Korea, where one particular game has 8 million residents, virtual violence has spread into the real world. Fortunes have been made, and mafia gangs have emerged to muscle in on the profits. In these new computer-generated places, which at first glance seem free from trouble and sorrow, you can create a new self. With the click of a mouse you can select eye colour, face shape, height, even wings. You can build houses, make and sell works of art, earn real money, get married and divorced. On websites like eBay, people sell virtual clothes and rent virtual property for real cash - for a total of £400 million worth each year. Tim Guest takes us on a revelatory journey through the electronic looking-glass, as he investigates one of the most bizarre phenomena of the 21st century.

Second Chance Summer

By Morgan Matson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1439157529
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 631
  • File Pdf: second-chance-summer.pdf

Book Summary:

From the Flying Start author of Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour comes a powerful novel about hope in the face of heartbreak. Taylor Edwards’s family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then, Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains. Crammed into a place much smaller and more rustic than they are used to, they begin to get to know each other again. And Taylor discovers that the people she thought she had left behind haven’t actually gone anywhere. Her former best friend is still around, as is her first boyfriend—and he’s much cuter at seventeen than he was at twelve. As the summer progresses and the Edwards become more of a family, they’re more aware than ever that they’re battling a ticking clock. Sometimes, though, there is just enough time to get a second chance with family, with friends, and with love.

Building a Second Brain

By Tiago Forte
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1982167408
  • Pages : 272
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Reads : 726
  • File Pdf: building-a-second-brain.pdf

Book Summary:

A revolutionary approach to enhancing productivity, creating flow, and vastly increasing your ability to capture, remember, and benefit from the unprecedented amount of information all around us. For the first time in history, we have instantaneous access to the world’s knowledge. There has never been a better time to learn, to contribute, and to improve ourselves. Yet, rather than feeling empowered, we are often left feeling overwhelmed by this constant influx of information. The very knowledge that was supposed to set us free has instead led to the paralyzing stress of believing we’ll never know or remember enough. Now, this eye-opening and accessible guide shows how you can easily create your own personal system for knowledge management, otherwise known as a Second Brain. As a trusted and organized digital repository of your most valued ideas, notes, and creative work synced across all your devices and platforms, a Second Brain gives you the confidence to tackle your most important projects and ambitious goals. Discover the full potential of your ideas and translate what you know into more powerful, more meaningful improvements in your work and life by Building a Second Brain.

Ministry to the Avatars

By Jerold A. Garber
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Archway Publishing
  • Isbn : 1480852244
  • Pages : 170
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 959
  • File Pdf: ministry-to-the-avatars.pdf

Book Summary:

The world is changing rapidly, and perhaps the most compelling evidence of this change is found in the way people use technology to access services that formerly required an in-person visit. Now, for the first time, a real church with denominational standing is as close as ones computer. In Ministry to the Avatars: Building a Real Church in a Virtual World, author and reverend Dr. Jerold A. Garber shares the transcendent story of First United Church of Christ Second Lifea virtual church designed and built in Second Life, a 3-D virtual world with over thirty-six million individual accounts and over one million active users each month. While it began as an experiment in faith and inclusivity, First UCC SL today has full standing in the Eastern Association of the Southern California Nevada Conference of the United Church of Christ, and it is the first church in a mainline denomination to achieve full standing while owning no physical property. Since its founding, First United Church of Christ Second Life has grown into a multifaceted, vibrant ministry with a 365-day-a-year presence in Second Life, and it is also a member of the Open and Affirming Coalition of the UCC, an association of churches affirming the full inclusions of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered persons in the churchs life and ministry. Come and witness the wonderful things that can be achieved when service to others transcends the boundaries of reality! Visit the First United Church of Christ Second Life website at http://www.firstuccsl.org and Second Lifes 3D virtual world created by Linden Lab at http://www.secondlife.com.

Trans-Formations

By Joseph Knecht
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Joseph Knecht
  • Isbn : PKEY:6610000267316
  • Pages : 330
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 952
  • File Pdf: trans-formations.pdf

Book Summary:

This book will transform the way you see the world. A timeless story told through the eyes of seven mortals reveals the nature of human immortality. Seven people shaped the way we saw the world in the past, but now they are back to reveal a higher transcendental reality in which we all live. Written in the form of a letter to God, seven people will try to awaken your spirit to a new realization of your true nature. Seven people will tell you who you are. Adam, the first human from the story of Genesis will tell you how he was created. Socrates, Alexander the Great, Anna Maria, Einstein, Trump will share their wisdom, struggles, love, knowledge, and ego so that you can learn what they had learned. In the end, Enoch, the seventh generation from Adam, will share his visions with humanity. Enoch will reveal how the story of humanity ends.

The Second Life of Nick Mason

By Steve Hamilton
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0399574336
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 801
  • File Pdf: the-second-life-of-nick-mason.pdf

Book Summary:

An NPR and Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year A Library Journal Best Thriller of the Year “A gamechanger. Nick Mason is one of the best main characters I've read in years.”—Harlan Coben From New York Times-bestselling, two-time Edgar-award-winning author Steve Hamilton comes an unforgettable new hero, a man who will walk out of prison and into a harrowing double life that is anything but free. Nick Mason has already spent five years inside a maximum security prison when an offer comes that will grant his release twenty years early. He accepts—but the deal comes with a terrible price. Now, back on the streets, Nick Mason has a new house, a new car, money to burn, and a beautiful roommate. He’s returned to society, but he's still a prisoner. Whenever his cell phone rings, day or night, Nick must answer it and follow whatever order he is given. It’s the deal he made with Darius Cole, a criminal mastermind serving a double-life term who runs an empire from his prison cell. Forced to commit increasingly more dangerous crimes, hunted by the relentless detective who put him behind bars, and desperate to go straight and rebuild his life with his daughter and ex-wife, Nick will ultimately have to risk everything—his family, his sanity, and even his life—to finally break free.

Cases on Technological Adaptability and Transnational Learning: Issues and Challenges

By Mukerji, Siran,Tripathi, Purnendu
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Isbn : 1615207805
  • Pages : 446
  • Category : Computers
  • Reads : 822
  • File Pdf: cases-on-technological-adaptability-and-transnational-learning.pdf

Book Summary:

"The case studies in this volume enforce technology is a principle catalysts for transnational collaborative interventions in providing learning and professional development opportunities to the people of both developed and developing countries"--Provided by publisher.

Women and Gender in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia

By Mary Fleming Zirin
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : M.E. Sharpe
  • Isbn : 0765624443
  • Pages :
  • Category : Women
  • Reads : 697
  • File Pdf: women-and-gender-in-central-and-eastern-europe-russia-and-eurasia.pdf

Book Summary:

Read and download full book Women and Gender in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and Eurasia

The Oxford Handbook of Virtuality

By Mark Grimshaw
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Isbn : 0199826242
  • Pages : 792
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 942
  • File Pdf: the-oxford-handbook-of-virtuality.pdf

Book Summary:

As this comprehensive and multidisciplinary book makes clear, virtuality has a pedigree that pre-dates the computer age and modern virtual worlds, a pedigree that can be traced back to classical mythology and beyond. Equally, the concept of virtuality is not the province of one field of study alone but is the foundation and driving force of many, both theoretical and applied. Our conceptualizations and applications of virtuality are multiple, as contributors demonstrate across the nine sections of the book that move from philosophy to technologies and applications before returning to philosophy again for a discussion of the utopias and dystopias of virtuality. The almost 50 essays contained within range freely across subjects that include the potential of virtuality, ethics, virtuality and self, presence and immersion, virtual emotions, image, sound and literature, computer games, AI and A-Life, Augmented Reality and Real Virtuality, law and economics, medical and military applications, religion, and cybersex. Throughout, contributors discuss differences between virtuality, reality, and actuality, in debates filtered through the lenses of the disciplines represented here, and speculate on future directions. It is not at all clear that there are differences and, if such distinctions are to be found, the boundaries between virtuality, reality, and actuality continually shift as ideas, modes of organization, and behaviors constantly flow from one to the other regardless of direction. The Handbook presents no unified definition of virtuality to comfort the reader, rather a multiplicity of questions and approaches underpinned by provocative statements that should further fuel the debates surrounding our notions of virtuality.

The Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication

By Thomas K. Nakayama,Rona Tamiko Halualani
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Isbn : 9781444390674
  • Pages : 648
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 835
  • File Pdf: the-handbook-of-critical-intercultural-communication.pdf

Book Summary:

The Handbook of Critical Intercultural Communication aims to furnish scholars with a consolidated resource of works that highlights all aspects of the field, its historical inception, logics, terms, and possibilities. A consolidated resource of works that highlights all aspects of this developing field, its historical inception, logics, terms, and possibilities Traces the significant historical developments in intercultural communication Helps students and scholars to revisit, assess, and reflect on the formation of critical intercultural communication studies Posits new directions for the field in terms of theorizing, knowledge production, and social justice engagement