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The Web
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The WebThe Web

Jonathan Kellerman - The Web

His 11th adventure takes Southern California psychologist/sleuth Alex Delaware to a remote Pacific island where hidden evils of the past and present are gradually, harrowingly, brought to light. While his L.A. house is being renovated, Alex, his guitar-making lover, Robin Castagna, and their doted-upon French bulldog,

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Tags: house, being, renovated, While, light, guitar-making
Technophobia The psychological impact of Information Technology
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Technophobia The psychological impact of Information TechnologyTechnophobia The psychological impact of Information Technology

In his book The Design of Everyday Things, Donald Norman describes how technology enables increasing functionality which in turn increases
complexity. He cites the example of a digital watch having far more functions than a traditional analog watch (stop-watch, alarm,
countdown timer, etc.) and yet being far more complicated to set the time (the original function).
 
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Tags: watch, countdown, timer, being, alarm, Technology, Technophobia, Information, impact
Being a Refugee: Learning and Identity: A longitudinal study of refugees in the UK
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Being a Refugee: Learning and Identity: A longitudinal study of refugees in the UKBeing a Refugee: Learning and Identity: A longitudinal study of refugees in the UK

Being a Refugee offers a picture of the lives of refugees before and after they arrive in the UK. The people featured are all highly qualified professionals and, like all refugees, their personal stories are shaped by their unique biographical, cultural and social backgrounds.

Yet each narrative is lived within the broad social template of what it means to be a refugee in contemporary Britain. And their experiences as refugees have significant implications for policy and practice.
 
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If I stay
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If I stayIf I stay

In the blink of an eye everything changes. Seventeen ­year-old Mia has no memory of the accident; she can only recall what happened afterwards, watching her own damaged body being taken from the wreck. 
 
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Their Eyes Were Watching God
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Their Eyes Were Watching God (Audio, wma)Their Eyes Were Watching God (Audio, wma)

The only thing that could possibly make this book any more extraordinary is having it being read TO you by the inimitable, iconic actress Ruby Dee. As with any performance she gives, she puts every molecule of her being onto the screen, the stage, and God bless us all, the page. She gives such dimension, richness and texture to the book, you feel like you are sitting on a country porch in Eatonville listening to her. Also helpful to listen WHILE reading for help with the dialect that may be difficult to understand for some. This is one of the very best audiobooks you will ever hear. Enjoy!

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On the Way to Language
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On the Way to LanguageIn this volume Martin Heidegger confronts the philosophical problems of language and begins to unfold the meaning begind his famous and little understood phrase "Language is the House of Being."The "Dialogue on Language," between Heidegger and a Japanese friend, together with the four lectures that follow, present Heidegger's central ideas on the origin, nature, and significance of language. These essays reveal how one of the most profound philosophers of our century relates language to his earlier and continuing preoccupation with the nature of Being and himan being.
 
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Finding a Different Kind of Normal: Misadventures With Asperger Syndrome
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Finding a Different Kind of Normal: Misadventures With Asperger SyndromeJeanette Purkis spent her early life reacting violently against her feelings of embarrassment, anger and confusion about her 'difference' from other people. She was unaware until well into adulthood that everything she found difficult, including her lack of success in forming relationships, could be a result of having Asperger Syndrome.

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