The Circle

Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385351402

Category: Fiction

Page: 504

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Now a Major Motion Picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. A bestselling dystopian novel that tackles surveillance, privacy and the frightening intrusions of technology in our lives. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

The Circle

How the Power of a Single Wish Can Change Your Life

Author: Laura Day

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439118213

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

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The "New York Times" bestselling author of "Practical Intuition" shows readers how one carefully crafted wish can serve as a match to ignite potent and lasting transformation in their lives.

The Circle

Author: James Coleman

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595010814

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 120

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BOOK DESCRIPTION: The CIRCLE is a fast-moving, action-packed story about a real, notorious gang of teenagers. They cared little about who they stomped, what vandalism they did, or whose car they swiped in their attempts to get back at the "codger" and "bags" of the community. The inside details of the many jobs they pulled, how the kids behave toward each other, and what they really think of adults is plainly revealed. Although the story is about teenagers and written for teenagers it is a gutsy book and not for the squeamish or chicken-hearted. The story will "turn off" most adults but it is MUST reading for those parents who refuse to understand their teenagers as a lesson in what can happen if their kids finally "tune them out". AUTHOR BIO: James A. Coleman is a retired college physics professor. However, he has spent a good deal of time as an unpaid street worker helping troubled youths, especially those who organized into street gangs. The CIRCLE is a fictionalised story of one of these gangs. Coleman is also a well-established author of science books for the layman.

The Circle: Book I (The Engelsfors Trilogy)

Author: Sara B. Elfgren,Mats Strandberg

Publisher: The Overlook Press

ISBN: 1468307614

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 608

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On a night after the apparent suicide of high school student Elias Malmgren, a blood-red moon fills the night sky. Minoo wakes up outside her house, still in her pajamas, and is drawn by an invisible force to an abandoned theme park on the outskirts of town. Soon five of her classmates—Vanessa, Linnéa, Anna-Karin, Rebecka, and Ida—arrive, compelled by the same force. A mystical being takes over Ida’s body and tells them they are fated to fight an ancient evil that is hunting them. As the weeks pass, each girl discovers she has a unique magical ability. They begin exploring their powers. The six are wildly different and definitely not friends . . . but they are the Chosen Ones. In this gripping first installment of The Engelsfors Trilogy, a parallel world emerges in which teenage dreams, insanely annoying parents, bullying, revenge, and love collide with dangerous forces and ancient magic. An international sensation with rights sold in 26 countries, The Circle is razor-sharp and remarkable from start to finish. For more information visit: http://www.worldofengelsfors.com

The Circle

Author: Peter Lovesey

Publisher: Soho Press

ISBN: 156947432X

Category: Fiction

Page: 358

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The Circle Maker

Praying Circles Around Your Biggest Dreams and Greatest Fears

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310346924

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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According to Pastor Mark Batterson in this expanded edition of The Circle Maker, "Drawing prayer circles around our dreams isn't just a mechanism whereby we accomplish great things for God. It's a mechanism whereby God accomplishes great things in us." Do you ever sense that there's far more to prayer than what you're experiencing? It's time you learned from the legend of Honi the Circle Maker--a man bold enough to draw a circle in the sand and not budge from inside it until God answered his impossible prayer for his people. What impossibly big dream is God calling you to draw a prayer circle around? Sharing inspiring stories from his own experiences as a circle maker, Mark Batterson will help you uncover your heart's deepest desires and God-given dreams and unleash them through the kind of audacious prayer that God delights to answer. This expanded edition of The Circle Maker also includes Batterson's newest insights on how God answers prayer along with stories that add convincing proof to the reality that God is able to do exceedingly far greater than all we could ask or imagine.

Calling the Circle

The First and Future Culture

Author: Christina Baldwin

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307418596

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

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The original small-press edition of Calling the Circle has become one of the key resources for the rapidly-growing "circle" movement. This newly revised edition brings Christina Baldwin's groundbreaking work to an even broader audience ranging from women's spirituality groups to corporate development teams. 50,000 years ago, women and men gathered around campfires to decide the key issues in their lives. Today, groups everywhere are discovering a new form of this ancient ritual for communication, mutual support, teamwork, and social change. Now, in a book as consciousness-changing as Riane Eisler's The Chalice and the Blade or Peter Senge's The Fifth Discipline, Christina Baldwin offers this powerful new tool to everyone who longs for a community based on honesty, equality, and spiritual integrity. In this simple, profound practice, participants sit in a circle, pass a talking piece from person to person, and speak and listen from the heart. Christina Baldwin gives detailed instructions and suggestions for getting started, setting goals, and solving disagreements safely and respectfully. She also offers inspiring examples of circles in action: a women's spirituality group, a father and son in crisis, a PTA group that averts a school strike and a work project team that accesses a new level of creativity and caring. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Casting the Circle

A Woman's Book of Ritual

Author: Diane Stein

Publisher: Crossing Press

ISBN: 0307827887

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 260

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Learn how to create a sacred space and use ritual for empowerment in everyday life, with this classic from Diane Stein.

The Circle of Love

Author: Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

Publisher: The Golden Sufi Center

ISBN: 1890350028

Category: Religion

Page: 172

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The journey of the mystic is to retrace the circle of love within the heart and so experience the oneness that is hidden within us.

Draw the Circle

The 40 Day Prayer Challenge

Author: Mark Batterson

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310327504

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Do you pray as often and as boldly as you want to? There is a way to experience a deeper, more passionate, persistent, and intimate prayer life. Drawing from forty days of true stories, Mark Batterson applies the principles of his New York Times bestselling book The Circle Maker to teach us a new way to pray. As thousands of readers quickly became many tens of thousands, true stories of miraculous and inspiring answers to prayer began to pour in, and as those stories were shared, others were bolstered in their faith to pray with even more boldness. In Draw the Circle, through forty true, faith-building stories of God’s answers to prayer, daily scriptures and prayer prompts, Batterson inspires you to pray and keep praying like never before. Begin a lifetime of watching God work. Believe in the God who can do all things. Experience the power of bold prayer and even bolder faith in Draw the Circle.

The Circle

Author: Ron Henderson

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1628387270

Category: Poetry

Page: 78

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“And we sit and rock away the hours. Let’s stop awhile and smell the flowers.” Ronald Henderson gives you the rare chance to experience one of the best things in life, genuine emotion. The Circle is a collection of warm poems that come straight from the heart. He draws from his innermost feelings, creating sincere words, which touch you, and make you see things in a new light. Let him in; he’s good for you.

The Circle

Author: William Somerset Maugham

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 63

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Folly and infidelity spanning the generations on a stuffy English country estate.

Widening the Circle

Including Children with Disabilities in Preschool Programs

Author: Samuel L. Odom

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807741719

Category: Education

Page: 212

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In this book, a distinguished group of early childhood special educators and researchers explores the barriers to and influences on inclusive education settings for young children. Chapters cover such timely topics as individualized instruction, social relationships of children with disabilities, collaborative relationships among adults, family perceptions of inclusion, classroom ecology and child participation, community participation, social policy, and cultural and linguistic diversity. Expert contributors, addressing each of these topics, draw useful implications for practitioners-providing helpful suggestions for modifying activities, materials, environmental supports, and teaching strategies. Based on a groundbreaking 5-year research study conducted by the Early Childhood Research Institute on Inclusion, Widening the Circle is a must read for all professionals working in inclusive settings.

Quadrature of the Circle

Containing Demonstrations of the Errors of Geometers in Finding the Approximations in Use; with an Appendix, and Practical Questions on the Quadrature, Applied to the Astronomical Circles. To which are Added Lectures on Polar Magnetism, and Non-existent of Projectile Forces in Nature

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Circle-squaring

Page: 194

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A History of the Circle

Mathematical Reasoning and the Physical Universe

Author: Ernest Zebrowski

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813528984

Category: Mathematics

Page: 215

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Ranging from ancient times to twentieth-century theories of time and space, looks at how exploring the circle has lead to increased knowledge about the physical universe.

The Circle

Author: Elaine Feinstein

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571281087

Category: Fiction

Page: 172

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'Feinstein's triumph is to write so well that she makes Lena's predicament not only moving, in a perfunctory dismissive way, but also painful ... [she has] an accurate and acute feeling for language, and pauses, and silence.' Guardian Lena's seemingly contented family life is coming apart at the seams. Her husband Ben has been having an affair with the au pair, and as their relationship slides he retreats more and more into his work in a science lab. Sons Alan and Michael may appear happy enough, but this is far from the case - both are responding to a physical world which they alone inhabit. And Lena - desperately lost and seeking an identity of her own, both inside and outside of her family unit - increasingly finds solace at the bottom of a bottle. An exploration of just how lonely - and how magic - a marriage can be, The Circle is a poignant, poetic and incredibly assured debut novel.

The Circle of Hanh

A Memoir

Author: Bruce Weigl

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802138057

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Chronicles the author's life by focusing on his experience in the Vietnam War and showing how he has coped with the aftermath by turning to poetry and family.

The Circle Way

A Leader in Every Chair

Author: Christina Baldwin,Ann Linnea

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1605092584

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 218

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Meetings in the round have become the preferred tool for moving individual commitment into group action. This book lays out the structure of circle conversation, based on the original work of the authors who have standardized the essential elements that constitute circle practice.

The Square and the Circle of the Indian Arts

Author: Kapila Vatsyayan

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 9788170173625

Category: Aesthetics, Indic

Page: 181

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The Square and the Circle of the Indian Arts is a major contribution in Indian art history. More than a book on the theories of arts, it has far-reaching implications for the way one thinks about the future of indology and art history. It provides a model to be emulated for inter-disciplinary research, not only between the arts but also the sciences and the arts. The book begins by re-examining the imagery of the Vedas and the Upanisads, highlighting some aspects of early speculative thought which influenced the enunciation of aesthetic theories, particularly of Bharata in the Natyasastra. The next chapter introduces a new methodology of analyzing the rituals (yajna) as laid down in the Yajurveda and the Satapatha Brahmana, the best way to focus the relationship between the text and the practice. Four chapters follow – one each on drama (natya), architecture (vastu), sculpture (silpa), and music (sangita). Each presents some fundamental concepts of speculative thought, concerned with each of the arts and purposefully correlates these with actual examples both of the past and the present. The afterward to this second edition remains an event not only because the book benefits from the works published since the first edition, but also because it presents the author’s integral vision and her unique adventure into the boundaries of several disciplines. It demonstrates the efficacy of her earlier approach of investigating the imagery and the metaphors as basic to the discourse of the Indian tradition. She proposes a multi-layered cluster of concepts and metaphors which enable one to uncode the complex multi-dimensional character of the Indian Arts. Also significantly she suggests a deeper comprehension of the relevance of the developments in the field of traditional mathematics and biology for the study of the language of form of the Indian Arts.