Land of the Sons

Author: Gipi

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 1683960777

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 288

View: 2086

This is a dystopic coming-of-age graphic novel about two brothers trying to discover the secret of their father’s diary. Two pre-adolescent brothers scavenge a post-apocalyptic landscape for anything that might help each other and their father exist for one more day. Although their survival hangs in the balance, the boys are obsessed with only one thing―the diary their father keeps. They’ve never been taught to read or write, but they have a hunch that the scribbles might answer their questions. Land of the Sons is Gipi’s most artistically accomplished work to date.

I Hate the Internet

A Novel

Author: Jarett Kobek

Publisher: Serpent's Tale

ISBN: 9781781257623


Page: 288

View: 3901

In New York in the middle of the twentieth century, comic book companies figured out how to make millions from comics without paying their creators anything. In San Francisco at the start of the twenty-first century, tech companies figured out how to make millions from online abuse without paying its creators anything. In the 1990s, Adeline drew a successful comic book series that ended up making her kind-of famous. In 2013, Adeline aired some unfashionable opinions that made their way onto the Internet. The reaction of the Internet, being a tool for making millions in advertising revenue from online abuse, was predictable. The reaction of the Internet, being part of a culture that hates women, was to send Adeline messages like 'Drp slut ... hope u get gang rape.'Set in a San Francisco hollowed out by tech money, greed and rampant gentrification, I Hate the Internet is a savage indictment of the intolerable bullshit of unregulated capitalism and an uproarious, hilarious but above all furious satire of our Internet Age.

Dragon Dictate 2.5

Visual QuickStart Guide

Author: Maria Langer

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 0132837285

Category: Computers

Page: 168

View: 2663

The book walks readers through how to train Dragon Dictate, allowing it to recognize the way readers speak. Readers will learn how to add specialized words and names and how to control Mac applications using their voice. The book then moves on to editing text documents, allowing readers to select, delete, capitalize and work with text. The book also covers having Dragon read text back to the user, allowing the user to proofread and edit dictated documents. Finally, the book covers more advanced topics, such as creating new voice commands for controlling Mac applications and controlling the mouse via voice commands.

Journalists for Hire

How the CIA Buys the News

Author: Udo Ulfkotte

Publisher: Next Revelation Press

ISBN: 9781944505479


Page: 400

View: 9623

Dr. Udo Ulfkotte, a former editor for the German main daily newspaper, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), has first hand knowledge of how the CIA and German Intelligence (BND) bribe journalists to write articles free of truth, facts, and with a decidedly pro-Western, pro-NATO bent or, in other words, propaganda. In his bestselling book Bought Journalists ("Gekaufte Journalisten"), Dr. Ulfkotte explains in great detail the workings of the US and NATO's propaganda campaign and how a lack of compliance with it, on the part of a journalist, can cost a career. Dr. Ulfkotte also provides a wealth of names! Journalist for Hire: How the CIA Buys the News is the English translation of Dr. Ulfkotte's bestselling book. -- Udo Ulfkotte

My Love Story

Author: Tina Turner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501198262

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 3087

Tina Turner—the long-reigning queen of rock & roll and living legend—sets the record straight about her illustrious career and complicated personal life in this eye-opening and compelling memoir. From her early years in Nutbush, Tennessee to her rise to fame alongside Ike Turner to her phenomenal success in the 1980s and beyond, Tina candidly examines her personal history, from her darkest hours to her happiest moments and everything in between. My Love Story is an explosive and inspiring story of a woman who dared to break any barriers put in her way. Emphatically showcasing Tina’s signature blend of strength, energy, heart, and soul, this is a gorgeously wrought memoir as enthralling and moving as any of her greatest hits.

Fundamentals of Fund Administration

A Guide

Author: David Loader

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0080468152

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 4450

Fundamentals of Fund Administration fills a gap in the lack of books that cover the administration and operations functions related to funds. With the growth of hedge funds globally there is more and more requirement for fund administration services, and the success of the fund administration is crucial to the success of the funds themselves in a highly competitive market. As the focus on operational risk, cost effective support and administration of trading and investment and the ability to design, develop and deliver added-value services for clients grows there is a need for a comprehensive analysis of what happens from trade to settlement and beyond and the exact role that the fund administrator may be required to provide. The book helps those responsible for managing and supervising fund administration services by examining the decisions, actions and problems at the various stages as well as explaining the products and infrastructure that services support. Concise, easy to read format explains extensive and complicated procedures with lively, easy to follow road maps Comprehensive reference work with extensive glossary of terms, useful website addresses and further reading recommendations Covers all the major stages with detailed explanations of what is required for effective completion and regulatory compliance

No Is Not Enough

Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need

Author: Naomi Klein

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 1608468917

Category: Political Science

Page: 273

View: 6639

A road map to resistance in the Trump era from internationally acclaimed activist and bestselling author Naomi Klein. "This book is a toolkit to help understand how we arrived at this surreal political moment, how to keep it from getting a lot worse, and how, if we keep our heads, we can flip the script and seize the opportunity to make things a whole lot better in a time of urgent need. A toolkit for shock-resistance." --Naomi Klein, from the Preface The election of Donald Trump is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises. Trump's vision--a radical deregulation of the U.S. economy in the interest of corporations, an all-out war on "radical Islamic terrorism," and a sweeping aside of climate science to unleash a domestic fossil fuel frenzy--will generate wave after wave of crises and shocks, to the economy, to national security, to the environment. In No Is Not Enough, Naomi Klein explains that Trump, extreme as he is, is not an aberration but a logical extension of the worst and most dangerous trends of the past half-century. In exposing the malignant forces behind Trump's rise, she puts forward a bold vision for a mass movement to counter rising militarism, nationalism, and corporatism in the U.S. and around the world. Naomi Klein is an award-winning journalist, syndicated columnist and author of the international bestsellers No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, and most recently This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate. In 2017 she joined The Intercept as Senior Correspondent.


The Year Before the Storm

Author: Florian Illies,Shaun Whiteside,Jamie Lee Searle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781846689611

Category: Europe

Page: 270

View: 8605

A witty yet moving narrative worked up from sketched biographical fragments, 1913 is an intimate vision of a world that is about to change forever.The stuffy conventions of the nineteenth century are receding into the past, and 1913 heralds a new age of unlimited possibility. Kafka falls in love; Louis Armstrong learns to play the trumpet; a young seamstress called Coco Chanel opens her first boutique; Charlie Chaplin signs his first movie contract; and new drugs like cocaine usher in an age of decadence.Yet everywhere there is the premonition of ruin - the number 13 is omnipresent, and in London, Paris and Vienna, artists take the omen and act as if there were no tomorrow. In a Munich hotel lobby, Rilke and Freud discuss beauty and transience; Proust sets out in search of lost time; and while Stravinsky celebrates the Rite of Spring with industrial cacophony, an Austrian postcard painter by the name of Adolf Hitler sells his conventional cityscapes.

Empirical modelling of translation and interpreting

Author: Hansen-Schirra, Silvia,Czulo, Oliver,Hofmann, Sascha

Publisher: Language Science Press

ISBN: 3961100241


Page: 522

View: 1833

Empirical research is carried out in a cyclic way: approaching a research area bottom-up, data lead to interpretations and ideally to the abstraction of laws, on the basis of which a theory can be derived. Deductive research is based on a theory, on the basis of which hypotheses can be formulated and tested against the background of empirical data. Looking at the state-of-the-art in translation studies, either theories as well as models are designed or empirical data are collected and interpreted. However, the final step is still lacking: so far, empirical data has not lead to the formulation of theories or models, whereas existing theories and models have not yet been comprehensively tested with empirical methods. This publication addresses these issues from several perspectives: multi-method product- as well as process-based research may gain insights into translation as well as interpreting phenomena. These phenomena may include cognitive and organizational processes, procedures and strategies, competence and performance, translation properties and universals, etc. Empirical findings about the deeper structures of translation and interpreting will reduce the gap between translation and interpreting practice and model and theory building. Furthermore, the availability of more large-scale empirical testing triggers the development of models and theories concerning translation and interpreting phenomena and behavior based on quantifiable, replicable and transparent data.

Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus

How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity

Author: Douglas Rushkoff

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 014313129X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 3776

"This paperback edition with a new preface and community action guide published 2017"--Title page verso.

Public Service Interpreting

The First Steps

Author: A. Corsellis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230581951

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 186

View: 6064

Public Service Interpreting is a field of central interest to those involved in ensuring access to public services. This book provides an overview of current issues through a multi-faceted approach, situating the work of public service interpreters in the broader context of public service practice.

The Bridge of the Golden Horn

Author: Emine Sevgi Özdamar

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1852429321

Category: Fiction

Page: 258

View: 1204

Caught between two cultures and languages: the immigrant condition

The Thyssen Art Macabre

Author: David R. L. Litchfield,Caroline Schmitz

Publisher: Quartet Books (UK)


Category: Art

Page: 470

View: 8190

Having ruthlessly created one of the world's greatest industrial fortunes and acquired questionable aristocratic status, the Thyssens profited from both World Wars, financed the Nazis, armed Hitler, and were implicated in a Jewish atrocity. This volume looks at the development and squandering of their family fortune.

Anyone But Me

Author: Nancy Krulik

Publisher: ABDO

ISBN: 9781599612324

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 76

View: 9482

Katie Carew is fed up. Everything keeps going wrong. If only she could be anyone but herself. However, Katie has to be careful what she wishes for, it might just come true!


Author: Eoin Colfer,Andrew Donkin

Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky

ISBN: 9781492662143

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 5335

A powerfully moving graphic novel by New York Times bestselling author Eoin Colfer and the team behind the Artemis Fowl graphic novels that explores the current plight of undocumented immigrants. Ebo is alone.His brother, Kwame, has disappeared, and Ebo knows it can only be to attempt the hazardous journey to Europe, and a better life--the same journey their sister set out on months ago. But Ebo refuses to be left behind in Ghana. He sets out after Kwame and joins him on the quest to reach Europe. Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his family.

The Media and The Public

"Them" and "Us" in Media Discourse

Author: Stephen Coleman,Karen Ross

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119187397

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

View: 3476

The Media and the Public explores the ways a range of media, from the press to television to the Internet, have constructed and represented the public. Provides a new synthesis of recent research exploring the relationship between media and their publics Identifies ways in which different publics are subverting the gatekeeping of mainstream media in order to find a voice and communicate with others Situates contemporary media-public discourse and relationships in an historical context in order to show the origin of contemporary public/political engagement Creates a theoretical expansion on the role of the media in accessing or denying the articulation of public voices, and the ways in which publics are harnessing new media formats to produce richer and more complex forms of political engagement

Mrs. Kormel Is Not Normal!

Author: Dan Gutman

Publisher: Paw Prints

ISBN: 9781442023154


Page: 86

View: 9906

A.J. and his friends are in for a wild adventure when their school bus gets a flat tire and their driver, Mrs. Kormel, gets lost in the middle of nowhere.

Open Divide

Critical Studies on Open Access

Author: Joachim Schöpfel,Ulrich Herb

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781634000291

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 196

View: 2661

"Provides a critical assessment of the concept and the reality of open access, with a special attention to its impact in the countries of the Global South"--