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Touching Spirit Bear

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Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062009680
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In his Nautilus Award-winning classic Touching Spirit Bear, author Ben Mikaelson delivers a powerful coming-of-age story of a boy who must overcome the effects that violence has had on his life. After severely injuring Peter Driscal in an empty parking lot, mischief-maker Cole Matthews is in major trouble. But instead of jail time, Cole is given another option: attend Circle Justice, an alternative program that sends juvenile offenders to a remote Alaskan Island to focus on changing their ways. Desperate to avoid prison, Cole fakes humility and agrees to go. While there, Cole is mauled by a mysterious white bear and left for dead. Thoughts of his abusive parents, helpless Peter, and his own anger cause him to examine his actions and seek redemption—from the spirit bear that attacked him, from his victims, and, most importantly, from himself. Ben Mikaelsen paints a vivid picture of a juvenile offender, examining the roots of his anger without absolving him of responsibility for his actions, and questioning a society in which angry people make victims of their peers and communities. Touching Spirit Bear is a poignant testimonial to the power of a pain that can destroy, or lead to healing. A strong choice for independent reading, sharing in the classroom, homeschooling, and book groups.

Touched by Heaven

Touched by Heaven Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nancy Ravenhill
Editor: Chosen Books
ISBN: 1441265295
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Let Heaven Touch Your Everyday Life Nancy Ravenhill was just five years old, hiding in her bedroom after being beaten by her father, when she first saw Jesus. He was wearing white; His eyes were filled with love. In Nancy's earliest traumatic moment, Jesus showed up. Literally. It was the first of a lifetime of encounters that have shaped Nancy's life and faith. Here, Nancy shares the remarkable stories of her experiences with the living Christ. Her stories will leave you astounded--and inspired--by the God who still reaches out to comfort His children today. If you've ever wondered if Jesus is really there--or if He cares about you and knows what you're going through--this book is for you. The living Lord who has appeared and spoken to Nancy again and again is alive and well. He wants to speak to you, too. "What a delight to hold in your hands a book from a woman of God who loves and lives the Word of God. Want to be touched by heaven? Then read this book!"--James W. Goll, president, Encounters Network; international director, Prayer Storm; bestselling author "This is a truly remarkable book. God will become more alive and real to you as you follow Nancy on her fascinating, enlightening journey."--Joy Dawson, international Bible teacher and bestselling author "I highly recommend Touched by Heaven because, no matter where you are in life, there is always hope that God and all He has created are there to help you."--John Paul Jackson, Streams Ministries International "Touched by Heaven was captivating and kept my attention from the moment I began to read it. This book will bring life and raise a renewed expectation in the Lord and His providential plans for each of us."--Doug Stringer, founder and president, Turning Point Ministries International, Somebody Cares International

Wallis in Love

Wallis in Love Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Morton
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 1455566969
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For fans of the Netflix series The Crown and from the author of the New York Times bestseller 17 Carnations comes a captivating biography of Wallis Simpson, the notorious woman for whom Edward VIII gave up the throne. "You have no idea how hard it is to live out a great romance." -Wallis Simpson Before she became known as the woman who enticed a king from his throne and birthright, Bessie Wallis Warfield was a prudish and particular girl from Baltimore. At turns imaginative, ambitious, and spoiled, Wallis's first words as recalled by her family were "me, me." From that young age, she was in want of nothing but stability, status, and social acceptance as she fought to climb the social ladder and take her place in London society. As irony would have it, she would gain the love and devotion of a king, but only at the cost of his throne and her reputation. In WALLIS IN LOVE, acclaimed biographer Andrew Morton offers a fresh portrait of Wallis Simpson in all her vibrancy and brazenness as she transformed from a hard-nosed gold-digger to charming chatelaine. Using diary entries, letters, and other never-before-seen records, Morton takes us through Wallis's romantic adventures in Washington, China, and her entrance into the strange wonderland that is London society. During her journey, we meet an extraordinary array of characters, many of whom smoothed the way for her dalliance with the king of England, Edward VIII. WALLIS IN LOVE goes beyond Wallis's infamous persona and reveals a complex, domineering woman striving to determine her own fate and grapple with matters of the heart.

Hands of Stone

Hands of Stone Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christian Giudice
Editor: Milo Books Ltd
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Hands of Stone by Christian Giudice Summary

ROBERTO DURAN is a sporting legend. Often called the greatest boxer of all time, he held world titles at four different weights and is the only professional in history to have fought in five different decades. His bouts with fellow greats like Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas Hearns and Marvin Hagler have gone down in fistic folklore and his pro record of 104 wins, 69 by KO, in 120 fights puts him in an elite group of fighters. They called him Manos de Piedra: “Hands of Stone”. American journalist Christian Guidice has written the first – and definitive – story of Duran’s extraordinary life both in and out of the ring. He has interviewed the fighter himself, his family and closest friends and scores of his opponents to separate truth from myth and get to the heart of one of the most intriguing sports stars of modern times. Duran was born in utter poverty in the Panama Canal Zone, the illegitimate son of a serving US soldier and a local girl. He grew up in the streets, fighting to survive. His talent with his fists was soon apparent, and on one fabled occasion he even knocked down a horse with a single punch for a bet. He grew into a fighter’s fighter, and his willingness to take on anyone, anywhere, anytime and never take a step back made him a huge favorite. From his wild early bouts to his stunning boxing debut in New York, Giudice traces the blazing trail of his career: the controversial title win over Scot Ken Buchanan; his unification of the lightweight crown against great rival Esteban DeJesus; his glorious defeat of Ray Leonard and the subsequent debacle of the No Más encounter; his ferocious comeback and redemption, and the long, eventful twilight of his matchless career. Here also are both the public and private sides of Duran: his volatility, his kindness and reckless generosity, his partying, his links with the notorious regime of General Noriega, and above all his chilling love of battle.

Hearts Touched with Fire

Hearts Touched with Fire Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Gergen
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 198217059X
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A powerful guide to the art of leadership from David Gergen—former White House adviser to four US presidents, CNN analyst, and founder of the Harvard Center for Public Leadership. As nations careen from one crisis to the next, there is a growing cry for fresh leadership. Those in charge have repeatedly fallen short, and trust in institutions has plummeted. So, what does great leadership look like? And how are great leaders made? David Gergen, a leader in the public arena for more than half a century, draws from his experiences as a White House adviser to four presidents, his decades as a trusted voice on national issues, and years of teaching and mentoring young people to offer a stirring playbook for the next generation of change-makers. To uncover the fundamental elements of effective leadership, Gergen traces the journeys of iconic leaders past and present, from pathbreakers like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Lewis, John McCain, and Harvey Milk to historic icons like Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, and Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, to contemporary game changers like Greta Thunberg, the Parkland students, and the Black Lives Matter movement. Leadership is a journey that starts from within, Gergen writes. A leader must become self-aware and then achieve self-mastery. You cannot lead others until you can lead yourself. As you start to leap into the world, you begin your outer journey, overcoming setbacks, persuading others, empowering them, and navigating crises—armed with a sense of history, humor, passion, and purpose. By linking lessons of the past with the ever-changing practice of leadership today, Gergen reveals the time-tested secrets of dynamic leadership. An indispensable manual, Hearts Touched with Fire distills experience and wisdom of the past into an invaluable guide for leaders of our future.

Touching the Dragon

Touching the Dragon Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Hatch,Christian D'Andrea
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 0451494695
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Touching the Dragon by James Hatch,Christian D'Andrea Summary

“Jimmy Hatch is a personal hero of mine.” —Anderson Cooper “Irresistible. . . . A wounded SEAL’s shame becomes a salvation.” —J. Ford Huffman, Military Times James Hatch is a former special ops Navy SEAL senior chief, master naval parachutist, and expert military dog trainer and handler. On his fateful final mission in Afghanistan, his SEAL team was sent to recover Bowe Bergdahl—the soldier who deserted his post and fell into the hands of Al-Qaida and the Taliban. The mission went south, and Hatch was left with a shattered femur from an AK-47 round and the SEAL dog who fought alongside him was dead. As a result of his horrific leg wound, his twenty-four-year military career came to an end—and with it the only life he’d ever known. In Touching the Dragon, we witness his long road to recovery. Getting well physically required eighteen surgeries, twelve months of recovery, and learning to walk again. But getting well mentally would prove to be much tougher, as he fought through the depths of despair, alcoholism, and the pull to end his own life. What emerges is a different kind of hero’s journey, one in which Hatch shows the courage it takes to confess, confront, and overcome his own brokenness. Through the love of family, friends, and his military dogs, Hatch learned remarkable tools and found his purpose, and now he wants to share this wisdom with the rest of us because we all have wounds.

Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy

Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Janet A. Courtney,Robert D. Nolan
Editor: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1317241983
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Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy by Janet A. Courtney,Robert D. Nolan Summary

Touch in Child Counseling and Play Therapy explores the professional and legal boundaries around physical contact in therapy and offers best-practice guidelines from a variety of perspectives. Chapters address issues around appropriate and sensitive therapist-initiated touch, therapeutic approaches that use touch as an intervention in child treatment, and both positive and challenging forms of touch that are initiated by children. In these pages, professionals and students alike will find valuable information on ways to address potential ethical dilemmas, including defining boundaries, working with parents and guardians, documentation, consent forms, cultural considerations, countertransference, and much more.

Quantitative Assessments of Distributed Systems

Quantitative Assessments of Distributed Systems Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dario Bruneo,Salvatore Distefano
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1119131138
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Quantitative Assessments of Distributed Systems by Dario Bruneo,Salvatore Distefano Summary

Distributed systems employed in critical infrastructures mustfulfill dependability, timeliness, and performance specifications.Since these systems most often operate in an unpredictableenvironment, their design and maintenance require quantitativeevaluation of deterministic and probabilistic timed models. Thisneed gave birth to an abundant literature devoted to formalmodeling languages combined with analytical and simulative solutiontechniques The aim of the book is to provide an overview of techniques andmethodologies dealing with such specific issues in the context ofdistributed systems and covering aspects such as performanceevaluation, reliability/availability, energy efficiency,scalability, and sustainability. Specifically, techniques forchecking and verifying if and how a distributed system satisfiesthe requirements, as well as how to properly evaluatenon-functional aspects, or how to optimize the overall behavior ofthe system, are all discussed in the book. The scope has beenselected to provide a thorough coverage on issues, models. andtechniques relating to validation, evaluation and optimization ofdistributed systems. The key objective of this book is tohelp to bridge the gaps between modeling theory and the practice indistributed systems through specific examples.

The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts [5 volumes]

The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts [5 volumes] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Spencer C. Tucker
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851099484
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The Encyclopedia of Middle East Wars: The United States in the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan, and Iraq Conflicts [5 volumes] by Spencer C. Tucker Summary

This in-depth study of U.S. involvement in the modern Middle East carefully weighs the interplay of domestic, cultural, religious, diplomatic, international, and military events in one of the world's most troubled regions. • Hundreds of alphabetically organized entries on wars, political events, religious and cultural issues, and diplomatic initiatives, as well as in-depth essays on background material, area and regional analyses, and biographical entries • An introduction by General Anthony Zinni, USMC (Ret), former commander in chief of U.S. Central Command • A chronologically arranged final volume comprised of primary and contemporary documents with individual introductions • A detailed chronology of events • Cross-references and books for further reading appended to each entry • A bibliography of over 450 books that are the latest in the field

Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy

Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Helen Payne
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1315452839
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Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy by Helen Payne Summary

Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy contributes to the global interest in embodiment approaches to psychotherapy and to the field of dance movement psychotherapy specifically. It includes recent research, innovative theories and case studies of practice providing an inclusive overview of this ever growing field. As well as original UK contributions, offerings from other nations are incorporated, making it more accessible to the dance movement psychotherapy community of practice worldwide. Helen Payne brings together well-known, experienced global experts along with rising stars from the field to offer the reader a valuable insight into the theory, research and practice of dance movement psychotherapy. The contributions reflect the breadth of developing approaches, covering subjects including: • combining dance movement psychotherapy with music therapy; • trauma and dance movement psychotherapy; • the neuroscience of dance movement psychotherapy; • the use of touch in dance movement psychotherapy; • dance movement psychotherapy and autism; • relational dance movement psychotherapy. Essentials of Dance Movement Psychotherapy will be a treasured source for anyone wishing to learn more about the psychotherapeutic use of creative movement and dance. It will be of great value to students and practitioners in the arts therapies, psychotherapy, counselling and other health and social care professions.


Touch Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Claire North
Editor: Redhook
ISBN: 0316335932
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Touch is an electrifying thriller by the author of The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August and 84K. He tried to take my life. Instead, I took his. It was a long time ago. I remember it was dark, and I didn't see my killer until it was too late. As I died, my hand touched his. That's when the first switch took place. Suddenly, I was looking through the eyes of my killer, and I was watching myself die. Now switching is easy. I can jump from body to body, have any life, be anyone. Some people touch lives. Others take them. I do both. More by Claire North:The Gameshouse84KThe End of the DayThe Sudden Appearance of HopeTouchThe First Fifteen Lives of Harry August

Don't Touch My Hair!

Don't Touch My Hair! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sharee Miller
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316484083
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Don't Touch My Hair! by Sharee Miller Summary

An entertaining picture book that teaches the importance of asking for permission first as a young girl attempts to escape the curious hands that want to touch her hair. It seems that wherever Aria goes, someone wants to touch her hair. In the street, strangers reach for her fluffy curls; and even under the sea, in the jungle, and in space, she's chased by a mermaid, monkeys, and poked by aliens...until, finally, Aria has had enough! Author-illustrator Sharee Miller takes the tradition of appreciation of black hair to a new, fresh, level as she doesn't seek to convince or remind young readers that their curls are beautiful--she simply acknowledges black beauty while telling a fun, imaginative story.

Out of My Mind

Out of My Mind Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sharon M. Draper
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416980458
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A New York Times bestseller for three years and counting! “A gutsy, candid, and compelling story. It speaks volumes.” —School Library Journal (starred review) “Unflinching and realistic.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From award-winning author Sharon Draper comes a story that will forever change how we all look at anyone with a disability, perfect for fans of RJ Palacio’s Wonder. Eleven-year-old Melody is not like most people. She can’t walk. She can’t talk. She can’t write. All because she has cerebral palsy. But she also has a photographic memory; she can remember every detail of everything she has ever experienced. She’s the smartest kid in her whole school, but NO ONE knows it. Most people—her teachers, her doctors, her classmates—dismiss her as mentally challenged because she can’t tell them otherwise. But Melody refuses to be defined by her disability. And she’s determined to let everyone know it…somehow.

The Deepest Sense

The Deepest Sense Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Constance Classen
Editor: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252094408
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From the softest caress to the harshest blow, touch lies at the heart of our experience of the world. Now, for the first time, this deepest of senses is the subject of an extensive historical exploration. The Deepest Sense: A Cultural History of Touch fleshes out our understanding of the past with explorations of lived experiences of embodiment from the middle ages to modernity. This intimate and sensuous approach to history makes it possible to foreground the tactile foundations of Western culture--the ways in which feelings shaped society. Constance Classen explores a variety of tactile realms including the feel of the medieval city; the tactile appeal of relics; the social histories of pain, pleasure, and affection; the bonds of touch between humans and animals; the strenuous excitement of sports such as wrestling and jousting; and the sensuous attractions of consumer culture. She delves into a range of vital issues, from the uses--and prohibitions--of touch in social interaction to the disciplining of the body by the modern state, from the changing feel of the urban landscape to the technologization of touch in modernity. Through poignant descriptions of the healing power of a medieval king's hand or the grueling conditions of a nineteenth-century prison, we find that history, far from being a dry and lifeless subject, touches us to the quick.

Touching Feeling

Touching Feeling Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822384787
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Touching Feeling by Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick Summary

A pioneer in queer theory and literary studies, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick brings together for the first time in Touching Feeling her most powerful explorations of emotion and expression. In essays that show how her groundbreaking work in queer theory has developed into a deep interest in affect, Sedgwick offers what she calls "tools and techniques for nondualistic thought," in the process touching and transforming such theoretical discourses as psychoanalysis, speech-act theory, Western Buddhism, and the Foucauldian "hermeneutics of suspicion." In prose sometimes somber, often high-spirited, and always accessible and moving, Touching Feeling interrogates—through virtuoso readings of works by Henry James, J. L. Austin, Judith Butler, the psychologist Silvan Tomkins and others—emotion in many forms. What links the work of teaching to the experience of illness? How can shame become an engine for queer politics, performance, and pleasure? Is sexuality more like an affect or a drive? Is paranoia the only realistic epistemology for modern intellectuals? Ultimately, Sedgwick's unfashionable commitment to the truth of happiness propels a book as open-hearted as it is intellectually daring.

Eros and Touch from a Pagan Perspective

Eros and Touch from a Pagan Perspective Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christine Hoff Kraemer
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136704736
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Eros and Touch from a Pagan Perspective by Christine Hoff Kraemer Summary

Within the past twenty years, contemporary Pagan leaders, progressive Christian and Goddess theologians, advocates for queer and BDSM communities, and therapeutic bodyworkers have all begun to speak forcefully about the sacredness of the body and of touch. Many assert that the erotic is a divinely transformative force, both for personal development and for social change. Although "the erotic" includes sexuality, it is not limited to it; access to connected nonsexual touch is as profound a need as that for sexual freedom and health. In this book, Christine Hoff Kraemer brings together an academic background in religious studies and theology with lived experience as a professional bodyworker and contemporary Pagan practitioner. Arguing that the erotic is a powerful moral force that can ground a system of ethics, Kraemer integrates approaches from queer theology, therapeutic bodywork, and sexual minority advocacy into a contemporary Pagan religious framework. Addressing itself to liberal religious people of many faiths, Eros and Touch from a Pagan Perspective approaches the right to pleasure as a social justice issue and proposes a sacramental practice of mindful, consensual touch.

Embracing Touch in Dementia Care

Embracing Touch in Dementia Care Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Luke Tanner
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1784503738
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Embracing Touch in Dementia Care by Luke Tanner Summary

Meaningful touch is an essential part of truly person-centred dementia care, yet its value is often viewed as secondary to its perceived risks. This book restores trust in the power of touch, demonstrating the vital role it plays in supporting personhood, relationships and wellbeing, and challenging the barriers preventing staff from using touch in meaningful ways. Using many examples from practice, Luke Tanner demonstrates that touch and other forms of non-verbal communication are essential for 'being with' and not just 'doing to' people living with a dementia, and explains how and when to use touch effectively in everyday interactions, and in all stages of dementia. He places touch in the context of consent and safeguarding, whilst emphasising the need for positive attitudes to touch to be at the heart of care cultures. Offering perspectives, ideas, training exercises and culture change actions to maximise the benefits of touch in dementia care settings, this practical guide will enable practitioners to reflect on their own use of touch and develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to place meaningful touch at the heart of their work.

Touch in the Helping Professions

Touch in the Helping Professions Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Martin Rovers,Judith Malette,Manal Guirguis-Younger
Editor: University of Ottawa Press
ISBN: 0776627570
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Touch in the Helping Professions by Martin Rovers,Judith Malette,Manal Guirguis-Younger Summary

Touch may well be one of the least understood or talked about subjects in the helping professions. A discussion on the importance and ethics of positive, caring, and appropriate touch in professions such as teaching, nursing and counselling is long overdue. Touch in the Helping Professions delivers just that, weaving together scholarly evidence, research and clinical practice from a wide range of perspectives encompassing philosophy, theology, psychology, and anthropology to challenge assumptions about the role of touch in the helping professions. The contributors to the volume focus not only on the overarching roles of gender, age, culture and life experience, but go beyond to encompass canine-assisted therapy, touch deprivation, sacred objects, as well as key ethical considerations. The prevailing lack of dialogue, due to fear of contravening ethical boundaries, has stood in the way of an open and responsible discussion on the use of touch in therapy. Touch in the Helping Professions is a welcome and much needed contribution to the field—a window onto a fundamental need. This book is published in English. - Cet ouvrage offre un ensemble de données probantes et de résultats cliniques à l’appui du toucher dans le développement physique et émotionnel. Il est structuré selon trois axes : la théorie sur le toucher; la pratique du toucher dans un contexte de thérapie, et les questions éthiques. Il aborde la question du rôle du genre, de l’âge, de la culture et de l’expérience de vie, des sujets comme la zoothérapie, la privation sensorielle, des objets sacrés, et des considérations d’ordre éthique. Les approches variées – philosophie, théologie, psychologie, anthropologie – remettent en question les présuppositions, offrent un contexte historico-culturelprofessionnel, et font appel à des données primaires. Les collaborateurs soutiennent que le toucher sain et non sexuel n’est pas suffisamment enseigné dans le cadre de la formation professionnelle. Cette absence de dialogue – engendrée par la crainte de dépasser des bornes éthiques, fait en sorte qu’une discussion ouverte et responsable sur l’utilisation du toucher dans un cadre thérapeutique ne peut avoir lieu, alors même qu’elle contribuerait aux balises théoriques de notre compréhension de cet enjeu fondamental. Ce livre est publié en anglais.

High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service

High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Micah Solomon
Editor: AMACOM
ISBN: 0814417914
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High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service by Micah Solomon Summary

Twitter, smartphones, and self-service kiosks are taking over, and tech-savvy business dealings are no longer an advantage--they’re a requirement. With entertaining humor and inarguable logic, author Micah Solomon offers surefire strategies for success by exploring the timelessness of customer service (i.e., what hasn’t changed), the high-tech tools that could give you a customer service advantage, and the systemic social shifts that are changing your customer’s expectations of the way you do business. You’ll learn inside secrets of wildly successful customer service initiatives, from internet startups to venerable brands, and how to turn casual customers into fervent supporters who will spread the word far and wide--online and off. High-Tech, High-Touch Customer Service does this by teaching readers the six major customer trends and what they mean for business; the eight unbreakable rules for social media customer service; how to effectively address online complainers and saboteurs on Yelp, Twitter, TripAdvisor, and other forums; how to understand and leverage the rising power of self-service; and how to build a company culture that breeds stellar customer service.With special features including lessons from the latest newsworthy customer service blunders, you’ll be equipped to retool old-fashioned customer service and turn time-strapped, screen-addicted, value-savvy, and socially engaged critics into fervent loyal customers who help your business thrive.

Death and Night

Death and Night Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roshani Chokshi
Editor: St. Martin\'s Griffin
ISBN: 1250119731
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Death and Night by Roshani Chokshi Summary

An exclusive Star-Touched novella over 100 pages long! Before The Star-Touched Queen there was only Death and Night. He was Lord of Death, cursed never to love. She was Night incarnate, destined to stay alone. After a chance meeting, they wonder if, perhaps, they could be meant for more. But danger crouches in their paths, and the choices they make will set them on a journey that will span lifetimes. Discover how Maya and Amar first met and fell in love, and don't forget the next Star-Touched novel, A Crown of Wishes.

Global Gold Production Touching Ground

Global Gold Production Touching Ground Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Boris Verbrugge,Sara Geenen
Editor: Springer Nature
ISBN: 3030384861
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Global Gold Production Touching Ground by Boris Verbrugge,Sara Geenen Summary

In recent decades, gold mining has moved into increasingly remote corners of the globe. Aside from the expansion of industrial gold mining, many countries have simultaneously witnessed an expansion of labor-intensive and predominantly informal artisanal and small-scale gold mining. Both trends are usually studied in isolation, which contributes to a dominant image of a dual gold mining economy. Counteracting this dominant view, this volume adopts a global perspective, and demonstrates that both industrial gold mining and artisanal and small-scale gold mining are functionally integrated into a global gold production system. It couples an analysis of structural trends in global gold production (expansion, informalization, and technological innovation) to twelve country case studies that detail how global gold production becomes embedded in institutional and ecological structures.

Kingdom Prayer

Kingdom Prayer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tony Evans
Editor: Moody Publishers
ISBN: 0802494773
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Kingdom Prayer by Tony Evans Summary

If you want to know the temperature of your spiritual life, look at the thermostat setting on your prayer life. Prayer is the most misunderstood and neglected aspect of the Christian life. It has been estimated that most Christians pray three to five minutes a day. Compare that to the time many spend complaining, and you’ll gain insight into the spiritual and emotional condition of our day. Yet God has constructed the world in such a way that there is much He won’t do in a Christian’s life apart from prayer. Prayer, when combined with faith, can accomplish great things. In this practical and comprehensive overview of prayer, Tony Evans covers a variety of topics, including: Principles of productive prayer The power of prayer and praise Fasting and prayer Prayer and God's purposes Tony’s expositions of various passages on prayer will help you realize its critical importance and encourage you to make it a dominant mark of your life.

Archaeologies of Touch

Archaeologies of Touch Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Parisi
Editor: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 1452956197
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Archaeologies of Touch by David Parisi Summary

A material history of haptics technology that raises new questions about the relationship between touch and media Since the rise of radio and television, we have lived in an era defined increasingly by the electronic circulation of images and sounds. But the flood of new computing technologies known as haptic interfaces—which use electricity, vibration, and force feedback to stimulate the sense of touch—offering an alternative way of mediating and experiencing reality. In Archaeologies of Touch, David Parisi offers the first full history of these increasingly vital technologies, showing how the efforts of scientists and engineers over the past three hundred years have gradually remade and redefined our sense of touch. Through lively analyses of electrical machines, videogames, sex toys, sensory substitution systems, robotics, and human–computer interfaces, Parisi shows how the materiality of touch technologies has been shaped by attempts to transform humans into more efficient processors of information. With haptics becoming ever more central to emerging virtual-reality platforms (immersive bodysuits loaded with touch-stimulating actuators), wearable computers (haptic messaging systems like the Apple Watch’s Taptic Engine), and smartphones (vibrations that emulate the feel of buttons and onscreen objects), Archaeologies of Touch offers a timely and provocative engagement with the long history of touch technology that helps us confront and question the power relations underpinning the project of giving touch its own set of technical media.

Practical LaTeX

Practical LaTeX Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George Grätzer
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 3319064258
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Practical LaTeX by George Grätzer Summary

Practical LaTeX covers the material that is needed for everyday LaTeX documents. This accessible manual is friendly, easy to read, and is designed to be as portable as LaTeX itself. A short chapter, Mission Impossible, introduces LaTeX documents and presentations. Read these 30 pages; you then should be able to compose your own work in LaTeX. The remainder of the book delves deeper into the topics outlined in Mission Impossible while avoiding technical subjects. Chapters on presentations and illustrations are a highlight, as is the introduction of LaTeX on an iPad. Students, faculty, and professionals in the worlds of mathematics and technology will benefit greatly from this new, practical introduction to LaTeX. George Grätzer, author of More Math into LaTeX (now in its 4th edition) and First Steps in LaTeX, has been a LaTeX guru for over a quarter of century. From the reviews of More Math into LaTeX: ``There are several LaTeX guides, but this one wins hands down for the elegance of its approach and breadth of coverage.'' —Amazon.com, Best of 2000, Editors Choice ``A very helpful and useful tool for all scientists and engineers.'' —Review of Astronomical Tools ``A novice reader will be able to learn the most essential features of LaTeX sufficient to begin typesetting papers within a few hours of time...An experienced TeX user, on the other hand, will find a systematic and detailed discussion of all LaTeX features, supporting software, and many other advanced technical issues.'' —Reports on Mathematical Physics

Don’t Touch!

Don’t Touch! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heather Piper,Ian Stronach
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This book explores the problems involved in ‘touching’ children in an educational environment. It uses real-life examples taken from groundbreaking research into the mentality of today’s risk culture, and highlights a maddening state of affairs in which ordinary well-meaning professionals feel they cannot offer even very young children basic levels of comforting or affection. This fascinating and long-overdue book examines the ‘no-touch’ pandemic in early years settings, by use of extensive interviews with practitioners, parents and pupils, which: outline the confusion experienced by many in knowing if, when and how to touch and the more recent backlash by those who attempted to buck the trend suggest why this issue is important now (for example, at a time when men are being encouraged to work in early years settings) consider explanations such as panic, risk, society and fear. This book also examines and explains where the law stands on these issues, and keeps its key focus on practice throughout; representing an unsensationalized and sensible approach to an issue that causes so much professional anxiety, and it will be welcomed by the entire teaching profession, child care professionals, along with academics and researchers within education and the social sciences.


ARO HEALING Touching Lives THEORIES, TECHNIQUES and THERAPIES Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lynette Barnard
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ARO HEALING Touching Lives THEORIES, TECHNIQUES and THERAPIES by Lynette Barnard Summary

CHAPTER 1: Definition and Outline OVERVIEW The Founding History of Aro-healing MASSAGES, THERAPIES, TREATMENTS Governing Bodies, Mission and Company Profile The Role of Massage, The Aro-healing Technique The Role of Touch, The Aro- Touch Technique, Aro-Reflex Stimulation Therapy What is Aro-healing, Advantages of using Aro-health massages Professional Massages Significance of Aro-healing Contents for Chapter 2: Whole Medical Systems Influencing the Body, Influencing the Mind, History of Massage, Massage Therapy, Massage as a way of relieving stress Different Types of Massage Therapies Different Types of Massage and Touch Therapy Techniques Therapy Discussion: Aromatherapy, Essential Oils (100 percent pure) Reflexology, How does it work, Can Reflexology do any harm Traditional Thai foot massage, Do you do traditional Thai foot massage, Possible reactions, Contraindications Acupressure, Acupressure is part of a Traditional Chinese System of Medicine Whole Medical Systems: In which Category does it Belong? 3 Categories. Conventional Medicine, Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Whole Medical Systems. Whole Medical Systems: Acupuncture, The difference between acupuncture and acupressure, Acupuncture facts Ayurveda, Ayurveda mind and body type, Ayurvedic massage, Ayurvedic Oils and Medicines Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Chinese Materia Medica, The diagnostic tools differ from those of conventional medicine Herbalism Herbology (Phytotherapy), Anthropology of Herbalism Naturopathy, 6 principles form the basis of Naturopathy, Natural treatment approaches; Homeopathy, Regulation of Homeopathic Treatments, Side Effects and Risks; Aro-healing Revised Complimentary Therapy (ARC), Aro-Technique Products and Product Ranges, Oils used by Aro-healing Therapy Discussions for Chapter 2: Aromatherapy is an ancient healing art which uses essential oils Reflexology An alternative medicine method Traditional Thai foot massage Based on Traditional Chinese massage of the feet Acupressure An ancient Chinese technique based on the principles of Acupuncture Acupuncture An ancient Chinese technique that works by releasing the body's vital energy, known as Chi Ayurveda In India, Ayurvedic medicine has complex formulas to balance "Vata", "Pitta" or "Kapha" Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Uses a number of therapeutic approaches such as acupuncture and moxibustion, herbs and other natural products, and massage Herbalism Herbology (Phytotherapy) The study and use of medicinal properties of plants and plant extracts Naturopathy Ancient and modern therapies from other traditions Homeopathy A complete system of medical theory and practice Aro-healing Revised Complimentary Therapy (ARC ) Aro-healing, Aro-healing Massage Therapy Contents for Chapter 3: Aro-Technique Products Why is an Aro-Technique Product different from other products; What does 'cold pressed' or 'first cold compressed' mean; Benefits of using ARO-TECHNIQUE PRODUCTS The Role of Aro-Technique Products and Product Ranges: Discussions from Newsletters; DEMONSTRATIONS AND DISCUSSIONS AT LAUNCHES AND PROMOTIONS The Role of 100 Percent Pure Aromatic Essential Oils; The Role of Aromachology and Somatology; Aromachology and Aromatherapy both promote the positive effects of fragrance on mood How to use essential oils; MASSAGE AROMATHERAPY, MEDICAL AROMATHERAPY, OLFACTORY AROMATHERAPY and COSMETIC AROMATHERAPY The Aro-Recipe Specimen; (All Aro-Technique Products and Product Ranges are trademarked The Role of the Website Presence; Aro-Technique Products that can be ordered through Aro-healing's website: (http://wwwaro-healing.com); Website Products – Online Shop; Review: Permonlie Anti-wrinkle Cream - Guide on available anti-wrinkle products Massage Oils Other Massage Oils General information on facial massage Nappy rash Customer Reviews Definitions of barrier cream Usage - Key Points How do I tr

Touching, Devotional Practices, and Visionary Experience in the Late Middle Ages

Touching, Devotional Practices, and Visionary Experience in the Late Middle Ages Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Carrillo-Rangel,Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel,Pablo Acosta-García
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Touching, Devotional Practices, and Visionary Experience in the Late Middle Ages by David Carrillo-Rangel,Delfi I. Nieto-Isabel,Pablo Acosta-García Summary

This book addresses the history of the senses in relation to affective piety and its role in devotional practices in the late Middle Ages, focusing on the sense of touch. It argues that only by deeply analysing this specific context of perception can the full significance of sensory religious experience in the Late Middle Ages be understood. Considering the centrality of the body to medieval society and Christianity, this collection explores a range of devotional practices, mainly relating to the Passion of Christ, and features manuscripts, works of devotional literature, art, woodcuts and judicial records. It brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars to offer a variety of methodological approaches, in order to understand how touch was encoded, evoked and purposefully used. The book further considers how touch was related to the medieval theory of perception, examining its relation to the inner and outer senses through the eyes of visionaries, mystics, theologians and confessors, not only as praxis but from different theoretical points of view. While considered the most basic of spiritual experience, the chapters in this book highlight the all-pervasive presence of touch and the significance of ‘affective piety’ to Late Medieval Christians. Chapter 3: Drama, Performance and Touch in the Medieval Convent and Beyond is Open Access under a CC BY 4.0 license at link.springer.com

The Man Who Touched His Own Heart

The Man Who Touched His Own Heart Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rob Dunn
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The secret history of our most vital organ--the human heart The Man Who Touched His Own Heart tells the raucous, gory, mesmerizing story of the heart, from the first "explorers" who dug up cadavers and plumbed their hearts' chambers, through the first heart surgeries-which had to be completed in three minutes before death arrived-to heart transplants and the latest medical efforts to prolong our hearts' lives, almost defying nature in the process. Thought of as the seat of our soul, then as a mysteriously animated object, the heart is still more a mystery than it is understood. Why do most animals only get one billion beats? (And how did modern humans get to over two billion-effectively letting us live out two lives?) Why are sufferers of gingivitis more likely to have heart attacks? Why do we often undergo expensive procedures when cheaper ones are just as effective? What do Da Vinci, Mary Shelley, and contemporary Egyptian archaeologists have in common? And what does it really feel like to touch your own heart, or to have someone else's beating inside your chest? Rob Dunn's fascinating history of our hearts brings us deep inside the science, history, and stories of the four chambers we depend on most.

The Senses of Touch

The Senses of Touch Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Paterson
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Touch is the first sense to develop in the womb, yet often it is overlooked. The Senses of Touch examines the role of touching and feeling as part of the fabric of everyday, embodied experience. How can we think about touch? Problems of touch and tactility run as a continuous thread in philosophy, psychology, medical writing and representations in art, from Ancient Greece to the present day. Picking through some of these threads, the book 'feels' its way towards writing and thinking about touch as both sensory and affective experience. Taking a broadly phenomenological framework that traces tactility from Aristotle through the Enlightenment to the present day, the book examines the role of touch across a range of experiences including aesthetics, digital design, visual impairment and touch therapies. The Senses of Touch thereby demonstrates the varieties of sensory experience, and explores the diverse range of our 'senses' of touch.

Touching Space, Placing Touch

Touching Space, Placing Touch Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark Paterson,Martin Dodge
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Touching Space, Placing Touch by Mark Paterson,Martin Dodge Summary

Given that touch and touching is so central to everyday embodied existence, why has it been largely ignored by social scientists for so long? What is the place of touch in our mixed spaces of sociality, work, domesticity, recreation, creativity or care? What conceptual resources and academic languages can we reach towards when approaching tactile activities and somatic experiences through the body? How is this tactile landscape gendered? How is touch becoming revisited and revalidated in late capitalism through animal encounters, tourism, massage, beauty treatments, professional medicine, everyday spiritualities or the aseptic touch-free spaces of automated toilets? How is touch placed and valued within scholarly fieldwork and research itself, integral as it is to the production of embodied epistemologies? How is touch involved in such aesthetic experiences as shaping objects in sand, or encountering fleshly bodies within a painting? The goal of this edited collection, Touching Space, Placing Touch is twofold: 1. To further advance theoretical and empirical understanding of touch in social science scholarship by focussing on the differential social and cultural meanings of touching and the places of touch. 2. To develop a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary explanations of touch in terms of individual and social life, personal experiences and tasks, and their related cultural contexts. The twelve essays in this volume provide a rich combination of theoretical resources, methodological approaches and empirical investigation. Each chapter takes a distinct aspect of touch within a particular spatial context, exploring this through a mixture of sustained empirical work, critical theories of embodiment, philosophical and psychoanalytic approaches to gendered touch and touching, or the relationship between visual and non-visual culture, to articulate something of the variety and variability of touching experiences. The contributors are a mixture of established and emerging researchers within a growing interdisciplinary field of scholarship, yet the volume has a strong thematic identity and therefore represents the formative collection concerning the multiple senses of touch within social science scholarship at this time.

A Touch of Doubt

A Touch of Doubt Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rachel Aumiller
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What can we know about ourselves and the world through the sense of touch and what are the epistemic limits of touch? Scepticism claims that there is always something that slips through the epistemologist’s grasp. A Touch of Doubt explores the significance of touch for the history of philosophical scepticism as well as for scepticism as an embodied form of subversive political, religious, and artistic practice. Drawing on the tradition of scepticism within nineteenth- and twentieth-century continental philosophy and psychoanalysis, this volume discusses how the sense of touch uncovers contradictions within our knowledge of ourselves and the world. It questions 1) what we can know through touch, 2) what we can know about touch itself, and 3) how our experience of touching the other and ourselves throws us into a state of doubt. This volume is intended for students and scholars who wish to reconsider the experience of touching in intersections of philosophy, religion, art, and social and political practice.

Thinking Touch in Partnering and Contact Improvisation

Thinking Touch in Partnering and Contact Improvisation Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Malaika Sarco-Thomas
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Thinking Touch in Partnering and Contact Improvisation by Malaika Sarco-Thomas Summary

What happens when artists take touch as a starting point for embodied research? This collection of essays offers unique insights into contact in dance, by considering the importance of touch in choreography, philosophy, scientific research, social dance, and education. The performing arts have benefitted from the growth of an ever-widening spectrum of tactile explorations since the advent of contact improvisation (CI) in 1972. Building on the research proposal CI offers, partnering forms such as tango, martial arts, and somatic therapies have helped shape the landscape of embodied practices in contemporary dance. Presenting a range of practitioner and scholarly perspectives relevant to undergraduate students and researchers alike, this volume considers the significance of touch in the development of 21st century pedagogy, art-making, and performance philosophy.

Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education

Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Heather Piper
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Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education by Heather Piper Summary

In our increasingly risk-averse society, touch and touching behaviours between professionals and children have become a fraught issue. In sports coaching and physical education, touching young sports performers and participants has, in some contexts, come to be redefined as dubious and dangerous. Coaches find themselves operating in a framework of regulations and guidelines that create anxiety, for them and others, and for many volunteer (and sometimes professional) coaches, this fearful context has led them to question the risks and benefits of their continuing involvement in sport. Touch in Sports Coaching and Physical Education is the first book to explore this difficult topic in detail. Drawing on a series of international studies from the US, UK, Australia, Canada, Sweden and elsewhere, it presents important new research evidence and examines theories of risk and moral panic that frame the discussion. By challenging prevailing orthodoxies the book makes a significant contribution to critical discussion around practice, pedagogy, politics and policy in sport and physical education, and also informs current debates around the nature and quality of all in loco parentis relationships.


Touch Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Caterina Nirta,Danilo Mandic,Andrea Pavoni,Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos
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Touch by Caterina Nirta,Danilo Mandic,Andrea Pavoni,Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos Summary

Described by Aristotle as the most vital of senses, touch contains both the physical and the metaphysical in its ability to express the determination of being. To manifest itself, touch makes a movement outwards, beyond the body, and relies on a specific physical involvement other senses do not require: to touch is already to be active and to activate. This fundamental ontology makes touch the most essential of all senses. This volume of ‘Law and the Senses’ attempts to illuminate and reconsider the complex and interflowing relations and contradictions between the tactful intrusion of the law and the untactful movement of touch. Compelling contributors from arts, literature and social science disciplines alongside artist presentations explore touch’s boundaries and formal and informal ‘laws’ of the senses. Each contribution unveils a multi-faceted new dimension to the force of touch, its ability to form, deform and reform what it touches. In unique ways, each of the several contributions to this volume recognises the trans-corporeality of touch to traverse the boundaries on the body and entangle other bodies and spaces, thus challenging the very notion of corporeal integrity and human being.

Nook Simple Touch GlowLight Survival Guide: Step-by-Step User Guide for the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight eReader: Getting Started, Using Hidden Features, and Downloading FREE eBooks

Nook Simple Touch GlowLight Survival Guide: Step-by-Step User Guide for the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight eReader: Getting Started, Using Hidden Features, and Downloading FREE eBooks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Toly K
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Nook Simple Touch GlowLight Survival Guide: Step-by-Step User Guide for the Nook Simple Touch GlowLight eReader: Getting Started, Using Hidden Features, and Downloading FREE eBooks by Toly K Summary

While the Nook Simple Touch Glowlight is somewhat similar to the original Nook, its infrared touchscreen and Glowlight make for a completely different reading experience. With the new Glowlight, you can read in pitch black conditions without straining your eyes, as with an LCD screen. The Nook Simple Touch Glowlight Survival Guide provides you with tips and tricks you can use upon unboxing your new eReader. This guide sorts through all of the unnecessary clutter of the official manual and gives you task-based instructions. Instead of learning which buttons perform which functions, you will learn how to use those buttons to navigate your Nook to buy, read, and mark up your eBooks. Instead of presenting an arbitrary table of gestures you can use on the touchscreen, this book shows you where those gestures are needed by integrating them into the tasks you are doing. Additionally, each set of step-by-step instructions is accompanied by a set of detailed screenshots to help you to confirm that you are on the right track. This Nook guide includes: Getting Started: - Button Layout - Performing First-Time Setup - Connecting the Nook to a PC or Mac - Setting Up Wi-Fi - Looking Up Words in the Built-In Dictionary - Buying eBooks through the Barnes and Noble Store - Subscribing to Magazines and Newspapers - Cancelling Subscriptions - Adding bookmarks and notes - Viewing periodicals Advanced topics: - Using the Wishlist - Lending eBooks - Downloading thousands of free eBooks - Managing eBook Shelves - Archiving eBooks - Setting the Screensaver - Transferring downloaded eBooks to the Nook - Shortcuts and tips - Conserving Battery Life - Registering Your Nook - Book browsing tips - Troubleshooting - Live Nook support telephone numbers

Nook Simple Touch Survival Guide: Step-by-Step User Guide for the Nook Simple Touch eReader: Getting Started, Downloading FREE eBooks, and Surfing the Web Using the Hidden Web Browser

Nook Simple Touch Survival Guide: Step-by-Step User Guide for the Nook Simple Touch eReader: Getting Started, Downloading FREE eBooks, and Surfing the Web Using the Hidden Web Browser Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Toly K
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Nook Simple Touch Survival Guide: Step-by-Step User Guide for the Nook Simple Touch eReader: Getting Started, Downloading FREE eBooks, and Surfing the Web Using the Hidden Web Browser by Toly K Summary

While the Nook Simple Touch is somewhat similar to the original Nook, its infrared touchscreen makes for a completely different reading experience. The Nook Simple Touch Survival Guide provides you with tips and tricks you can use upon unboxing your new eReader. This guide sorts through all of the unnecessary clutter of the official manual and gives you task-based instructions. Instead of learning which buttons perform which functions, you will learn how to use those buttons to navigate your Nook to buy, read, and mark up your eBooks. Instead of presenting an arbitrary table of gestures you can use on the touchscreen, this book shows you where those gestures are needed by integrating them into the tasks you are doing. Additionally, each set of step-by-step instructions is accompanied by a set of detailed screenshots to help you to confirm that you are on the right track. By reading this book, you will unlock hidden secrets, such as downloading FREE eBooks and surfing the web using the hidden web browser on your Nook Simple Touch. The reference material given in this guide is constantly updated, never stagnant. The next time Barnes and Noble releases a software update, simply re-download this eBook to get the latest version. This Nook guide includes: Getting Started: - Button Layout - Performing First-Time Setup - Connecting the Nook to a PC or Mac - Setting Up Wi-Fi - Looking Up Words in the Built-In Dictionary - Buying eBooks through the Barnes and Noble Store - Subscribing to Magazines and Newspapers - Cancelling Subscriptions - Adding bookmarks and notes - Viewing periodicals Advanced topics: - Using the Wishlist - Lending eBooks - Downloading thousands of free eBooks - Managing eBook Shelves - Archiving eBooks - Setting the Screensaver - Transferring downloaded eBooks to the Nook - List of Nook-friendly websites that save you time typing in long URL addresses - Shortcuts and tips - Conserving Battery Life - Registering Your Nook - Book browsing tips - Using the Hidden Web Browser - Troubleshooting - Live Nook support telephone numbers

Interdisciplinary Insights for Digital Touch Communication

Interdisciplinary Insights for Digital Touch Communication Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Carey Jewitt,Sara Price,Kerstin Leder Mackley,Nikoleta Yiannoutsou,Douglas Atkinson
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Interdisciplinary Insights for Digital Touch Communication by Carey Jewitt,Sara Price,Kerstin Leder Mackley,Nikoleta Yiannoutsou,Douglas Atkinson Summary

Communication is increasingly moving beyond ‘ways of seeing’ to ‘ways of feeling’. This Open Access book provides social design insights and implications for HCI research and design exploring digitally mediated touch communication. It offers a socially orientated map to help navigate the complex social landscape of digitally mediated touch for communication: from everyday touch-screens, tangibles, wearables, haptics for virtual reality, to the tactile internet of skin. Drawing on literature reviews, new case-study vignettes, and exemplars of digital touch, the book examines the major social debates provoked by digital touch, and investigates social themes central to the communicative potential and societal consequences of digital touch: · Communication environments, capacities and practices · Norms associations and expectations · Presence, absence and connection · Social imaginaries of digital touch · Digital touch ethics and values The book concludes with a discussion of the significance of social understanding and methods in the context of Interdisciplinary collaborations to explore touch, towards the design of digital touch communication, ‘ways of feeling’, that are useable, appropriate, ethical and socially aware.

He Touched Me

He Touched Me Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Benny Hinn
Editor: Thomas Nelson
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This is the remarkable story of Benny Hinn?a man known to millions as one of the great healing evangelists of our time. Many who have attended his crusades, watched his daily television ministry, or have seen him on programs such as Larry King Live have asked, "Who is this man? And how did he rise to such a place of prominence?" You'll travel to Jaffa, Israel, and learn of the events that shaped the life of Benedictus, the oldest son in a family of eight children of Greek and Armenian heritage. And you will read of the deep conflicts in the Hinn household when, after the family immigrated to Canada, Benny had a dramatic, life-changing spiritual experience. The journey from a small church in Oshawa, Ontario, to the largest stadiums and arenas in the world is filled with love, laughter, and tears. It is also a story of miracles. He Touched Me, the autobiography of Benny Hinn, will inspire you. It reveals what can heppen when one person becomes totally yielded to the holy Spirit.

Touching the Jaguar

Touching the Jaguar Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Perkins
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The author of Confessions of an Economic Hitman details the experience that transformed him into an activist. When New York Times–bestselling author John Perkins was a young Peace Corps volunteer, his life was saved by an Amazonian shaman who taught him to “touch the jaguar”—to transform his fears into positive action. He went on to become an “economic hit man” (EHM), convincing developing countries to build huge infrastructure projects that put them perpetually in debt to the World Bank and other US-controlled institutions. Although he sincerely believed this was the best model for economic development, he came to realize it was really a new form of colonialism. Returning to the Amazon, he saw the destructive impact of his EHM work. But he also was inspired by a previously uncontacted tribe that touched its jaguar by uniting with its enemies to defend its territory against invading oil and mining companies. For the first time, Perkins details how shamanism converted him from an EHM to a crusader for transforming a failing Death Economy (exploiting resources that are declining at accelerating rates) into a Life Economy (cleaning up pollution, recycling, and developing green technologies). He discusses the power our perceptions have for molding reality. And he provides a strategy for each of us to change our lives and defend our territory—the earth—against current destructive policies and systems. “This eloquent book inspires us to create a new reality of what it means to be humans on this magnificent planet.” —Deepak Chopra “Touching the Jaguar is a heartfelt exploration into the powers to change ourselves, transform businesses, and renew society—powers indigenous shamans have cultivated for millennia and we must embrace to dream the world in a new way.” —Alberto Villoldo, PhD, bestselling author of One Spirit Medicine and Shaman, Healer, Sage “Perkins is a master storyteller. In this story of deceit, divided loyalties, and ultimate redemption, he draws us to a deeper understanding of ourselves and the possibilities of a human rebirth and brings us together on the path to a future that works for the whole of life.” —David Korten, author of When Corporations Rule the World