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From the author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving middle grade novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere. Ware can’t wait to spend summer “off in his own world”—dreaming of knights in the Middle Ages and generally being left alone. But then his parents sign him up for dreaded Rec camp, where he must endure Meaningful Social Interaction and whatever activities so-called “normal” kids do. On his first day Ware meets Jolene, a tough, secretive girl planting a garden in the rubble of an abandoned church next to the camp. Soon he starts skipping Rec, creating a castle-like space of his own in the church lot. Jolene scoffs, calling him a dreamer—he doesn’t live in the “real world” like she does. As different as Ware and Jolene are, though, they have one thing in common: for them, the lot is a refuge. But when their sanctuary is threatened, Ware looks to the knights’ Code of Chivalry: Thou shalt do battle against unfairness wherever faced with it. Thou shalt be always the champion of the Right and Good—and vows to save the lot. But what does a hero look like in real life? And what can two misfit kids do?

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Sara Pennypacker
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release: 2020-02-04
File: 320 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780062698971

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In this expanded edition of her bestselling 1989 CBC Massey Lectures, renowned Canadian scientist and humanitarian Ursula M. Franklin examines the impact of technology upon our lives and addresses the extraordinary changes in the bit sphere since The Real World of Technology was first published. In four new chapters, Franklin tackles contentious issues, such as the dilution of privacy and intellectual property rights, the impact of the current technology on government and governance, the shift from consumer capitalism to investment capitalism, and the influence of the Internet upon the craft of writing.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Ursula M. Franklin
Publisher: House of Anansi
Release: 1999
File: 209 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780887846366

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Members from the cast of each season of MTV's reality-based television series share their feelings and observations

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Genre: Performing Arts
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Publisher: Mtv Books
Release: 1996
File: 236 Pages
ISBN-13: 0671003739

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In his 1964 CBC Massey Lectures C. B. Macpherson examines the rival ideas of democracy - the communist, Third World, and Western-liberal variants - and their impact on one another. He suggests that the West need not fear any challenge to liberal democracy if it is prepared to re-examine and alter its own values.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: C.B. Macpherson
Publisher: House of Anansi
Release: 1992-04-29
File: 112 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780887848902

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Many people today feel that something has gone wrong with British society and British politics. The quality of like seems to be declining. Crime soars. Traffic and pollution spiral. Mass unemployment is undiminished, while many people experience insecurity and stress at work. Growing poverty and inequality have left many of Britain's citizens excluded from mainstream society. Everywhere, the sense of community seems to be breaking down. In the world as a whole, poverty and conflict cause immense suffering and threaten the security of nations. Global environmental degradation - from the greenhouse effect to the destruction of rainforests - makes the very future of the planet uncertain. Yet the political system seems barely to register what is happening. It is hardly surprising that public disillusionment with politicians and Parliament has never been higher. The Politics of the Real World addresses these interlocking crises. Setting out the issues clearly, it explains how conventional economic and social policies are creating the problems we face, not solving them. Arguing that the British political system itself needs rejuvenating, it proposes a new direction for the UK in an increasingly globalised world.

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Genre: Political Science
Author: Michael Jacobs
Publisher: Earthscan
Release: 1996
File: 146 Pages
ISBN-13: 1853833509

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People often act reflexively when faced with an ethical challenge. The necessity to make a fast decision leaves little time to think clearly. We get distracted by what our colleagues and others expect from us, and we make snap decisions that we regret. While most agree that outright lying, stealing, and harming are wrong, they seem to disagree about smaller compromises. This book argues that it's better and more satisfying to choose instead of react, to understand distinctions instead of guess what is right for us, and to remain cognizant of the impact of ethical compromise on our effectiveness at work and our personal relationships. The chapters of this book offer lessons and practical tools to help readers: 1. Develop radar to identify the situations where we are forced to make ethical compromises; 2. Understand how to use solid ethical logic and principles to foster clear thinking; 3. Draft and refine a personal code of conduct, and make it practical for everyday use; 4. Go beyond ethical basics to using your personal code as a lever for making more consistent decisions and reducing stress in work and life. Many books about ethics discuss weighty and controversial issues that few of us deal with in daily life--abortion, euthanasia, capital punishment, animal rights. While these books are valuable, they are not so much tools for decision making as food for thought. This book, in contrast, focuses on one of ethics' most insidious problems: our inability to make clear and consistent choices in everyday life. The practical tools and techniques in this book help readers design a set of personal standards, based on sound ethical reasoning, for reducing everyday compromises.

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Genre: Business & Economics
Author: Ronald Arthur Howard
Publisher: Harvard Business Press
Release: 2008
File: 212 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781422121061

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Offers information about past seasons of the program, along with highlights of the upcoming season in Boston, and provides games, trivia, and recent details about previous cast members

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Genre: Real world (Television program : U.S.)
Author: James Solomon
Publisher: Mtv Books
Release: 1997
File: 288 Pages
ISBN-13: 0671015346

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Rosa is a self-assured intellectual in control of her life; Jason is the school heart-throb. But like three other teenagers at their school they are being harassed by a violent blackmailer and bully. To defend themselves the five victims must form an alliance - but to do this they must reveal their secrets to each other. Age 13+

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Genre: Children's stories, English
Author: Ann Coburn
Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers
Release: 1994
File: 152 Pages
ISBN-13: 0435124161

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Goes behind the scenes of MTV's reality-based television series, and explains how they were selected

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Genre: Real world (Television program : U.S.)
Author: Hillary Johnson
Publisher: MTV Books
Release: 1995
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 0671545256

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Create Genuine Visual Realism in Computer Graphics Digital Representations of the Real World: How to Capture, Model, and Render Visual Reality explains how to portray visual worlds with a high degree of realism using the latest video acquisition technology, computer graphics methods, and computer vision algorithms. It explores the integration of new capture modalities, reconstruction approaches, and visual perception into the computer graphics pipeline. Understand the Entire Pipeline from Acquisition, Reconstruction, and Modeling to Realistic Rendering and Applications The book covers sensors for capturing 3D scenes, including regular cameras, wide-angle omnidirectional cameras, active range scanners, and plenoptic (multi-viewpoint) cameras, as well as fundamental algorithms for processing the imagery, such as stereo correspondence and 3D structure and motion recovery. It describes 3D modeling techniques, from generic object models (such as 3D meshes) to more domain-specific models (such as human shape and motion models). The book also discusses how techniques, including image- and video-based rendering, meet speed and realism requirements. Overcome Challenges in Your Own Research Experiments This book is both an accessible introduction to the emerging research of real-world visual computing and a practical guide that shows you how to start implementing frequently encountered methods.

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Genre: Computers
Author: Marcus A. Magnor
Publisher: CRC Press
Release: 2015-05-07
File: 455 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781482243826

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