Download or read book Spin Me Right Round written by David Valdes and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2022-05-26 with total page 307 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Meet Luis. He's out, he's proud ... and, although he doesn't know it yet, he's about to travel back in time to save a closeted student called Chaz from a tragic end. All Luis Gonzalez really wants is to go to prom with his boyfriend. But when a hit on the head knocks him back in time to 1985, he finds himself in high school with his own parents and a whole lot of homophobia. It turns out a Christian school in the 1980s probably isn't the safest place to be a gay kid. Soon, Luis is in over his head trying to untangle the mess he's in, figure how to save Chaz ... and somehow get home to his own time. Get ready for an irresistible YA novel that puts an Own Voices twist on Back to the Future. Perfect for fans of Adam Silvera, Becky Albertalli and Casey McQuiston, this hilarious, intersectional time-slip adventure will make you laugh, cry and think.
Download or read book My Life at the Gym written by Jo Malin and published by State University of New York Press. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 179 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Personal accounts celebrating the place of exercise in women’s lives—and as the site of women’s community.
Download or read book Music Memory and Memoir written by Robert Edgar and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2019-06-27 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Music, Memory and Memoir provides a unique look at the contemporary cultural phenomenon of the music memoir and, leading from this, the way that music is used to construct memory. Via analyses of memoirs that consider punk and pop, indie and dance, this text examines the nature of memory for musicians and the function of music in creating personal and cultural narratives. This book includes innovative and multidisciplinary approaches from a range of contributors consisting of academics, critics and musicians, evaluating this phenomenon from multiple academic and creative practices, and examines the contemporary music memoir in its cultural and literary contexts.
Download or read book Introducing Autodesk Maya 2016 written by Dariush Derakhshani and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2015-07-27 with total page 631 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Start modeling right away with this hands-on guide to learning Autodesk Maya 2016 Introducing Autodesk Maya 2016 is the official guide to the most popular and complex 3D application on the market. Building from the ground up, this book combines straightforward text with practical examples that make it easy to absorb the basics and start designing and animating your own digital models and scenes. The tutorials offer realistic challenges and clear explanations, laid out in fun, step-by-step lessons that help you gain confidence and learn by doing. You'll delve into CG and 3D core concepts and production workflows, then get right to work designing an animation of the solar system as you learn the interface and basic tools. As your modeling skills grow, you'll build a steam locomotive, a starfish, a table lamp, and much more as you learn to rig your model for animation, create fabric motion with nCloth, and add the lighting and effects that bring your scenes to life. The companion website features downloadable project files that help you see how the pros do it, and the book includes real-world examples from talented users who were beginners just like you. Master the Maya 2016 interface, menus, and plug-ins Begin building simple animations right away Explore modeling, rendering, animation, and cloth motion Add lighting, rendering, dynamics, simulations, and effects If you want to work like the pros, Introducing Autodesk Maya 2016 is the perfect primer for getting started.
Download or read book Tiny Games for Work written by Hide&Seek, and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-09-20 with total page 74 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Designed to give the maximum amount of fun for the minimum amount of rule-reading, Tiny Games for Work will let you find the perfect game for whatever situation you're in. All you need is this book, and the stuff that's around you. (Friends optional) Games for sticky notes and coffee grinds, games for dealing with customers and even games for working from home. Whether you're feeling creative or competitive, silly or energetic, we've got you covered. “It's like carrying around a collection of Victorian parlour games – except the Tiny Games take advantage of modern social settings and contexts. They're amusing, raucous and inventive” - The Guardian
Download or read book Society Culture and Technology Ten Lessons for Educators Developers and Digital Scientists written by Richard E. Ferdig and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2018-04-26 with total page 124 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides ten important lessons for educators, developers, and digital scientists who are interested in the relationship between society, culture, and technology. The text provides an discussion of current and past research with the goal of introducing direct implications for practice.
Download or read book Flo Rida written by Heidi Krumenauer and published by Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.. This book was released on 2011-08 with total page 32 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Growing up in one of the toughest neighborhoods in Miami, Florida, rapper Flo Rida could have easily run with gangs, taken drugs, or carried a weapon. He had a different idea, though. As a boy, he knew that he wanted a music career. Reaching his dream wasn’t easy. After graduating from high school and spending some time in college, he ventured to Los Angeles to pursue a record deal. With no money in his pockets, he was often working several odd jobs at a time, scraping together whatever he could to live. His life changed when he received a call from the CEO of Poe Boy Entertainment. After a trip back to Miami and a few meetings with record companies, his debut album was released. It quickly launched Flo Rida to international fame. This music artist, who became famous for his songs “Low” and “Right Round,” has begun the path of a long and prosperous career.
Download or read book Introducing Autodesk Maya 2015 written by Dariush Derakhshani and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2014-06-12 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Learn Autodesk Maya from an award-winning insider Best-selling author, visual effects supervisor, and technical educator Dariush Derakhshani brings you a newly-updated, step-by-step guide to the most popular and complex 3D application on the market, Autodesk Maya. Introducing Autodesk Maya 2015 includes straightforward lessons, real-world examples, detailed tutorials, and downloadable project files that get you modeling and animating your own digital models and scenes right away. The book starts you with the latest CG concepts and production workflows, and then shows you how to create a solar system to help get you acquainted with the basic tool set in Maya. From there, the books helps you: Learn the Maya user interface, including menus and plug-ins Build simple animations and 3D images right away Explore polygons, modeling, and NEX tools Get started with HDRI lighting, rendering, dynamics, simulations, and effects Whether you're new to 3D or migrating from another 3D application, Introducing Autodesk Maya 2015 will kick-start your creativity and get you up and running with Maya. Author Derakhshani has worked on movies such as The Fantastic Four and Pan's Labyrinth, the South Park TV series, and numerous commercials and music videos.
Download or read book Water Cooler Talk with Clarby written by Clarby and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2010-07-13 with total page 287 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Clarby is that friend that will tell it to you straight. He is opinionated, he is loyal. He is the voice of the miniature angel and devil that resides on your shoulders. Here are his thoughts. Here are his opinions. This is a collection of essays created and written by Clarby. Enter with caution.
Download or read book Gay Tourism written by Gordon Waitt and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-06-03 with total page 338 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The gay tourism industry—a progressive social force or a pull towards an oppressive status quo? The pink tourism dollar is now recognized as a highly profitable niche of the tourism market. Gay Tourism: Culture and Context critically investigates the emergence of a commercial gay tourism industry for male clients, the way it is organized, and how the tourism industry promotes cities, resorts, and nations as ’gay’ destinations. This careful examination critically questions the social, political, and cultural implications regarding relationships between gay tourism, Western gay male culture, the erotic, sexual politics, and sexual diversity. Gay Tourism: Culture and Context begins by detailing how travel often enabled the expression of Western same-sex male desire in the nineteenth century and then charts the emergence of a Western gay tourism industry in the late twentieth century. A critical analysis is given of gay guidebooks and erotic videos that help to establish and maintain destinations as seemingly gay utopias, including Hawaii and the Greek island Mykonos. Carefull consideration as to debates about how the gay tourism industry operates in the context of questions regarding the globalization of sexuality, sexual citizenship and place-marketing of (homo)sexualised cities. The text includes an extensive bibliography plus several photographs, charts, and figures to clearly present concepts and ideas. Topics in Gay Tourism: Culture and Context include: the history of gay travel and tourism the effect of HIV/AIDS on gay tourist destinations gay travel writing sustaining same-sex fantasies about popular gay tourist destinations analysis of the socio-political ramifications of gay tourism the sexual politics of a heterosexual nation gay tourists as an “invading force” of corruption the economic rationale for the (homo)sexualized city the concept of “gay villages” the role of special events and festivals in gay tourism and many more! Gay Tourism: Culture and Context is enlightening reading for tourism policymakers, tourism planners, tourism managers, and teachers and students in the fields of tourism studies, gay studies, social and cultural geography, and sociology.
Download or read book The Software Architect Elevator written by Gregor Hohpe and published by O'Reilly Media. This book was released on 2020-04-08 with total page 367 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the digital economy changes the rules of the game for enterprises, the role of software and IT architects is also transforming. Rather than focus on technical decisions alone, architects and senior technologists need to combine organizational and technical knowledge to effect change in their company’s structure and processes. To accomplish that, they need to connect the IT engine room to the penthouse, where the business strategy is defined. In this guide, author Gregor Hohpe shares real-world advice and hard-learned lessons from actual IT transformations. His anecdotes help architects, senior developers, and other IT professionals prepare for a more complex but rewarding role in the enterprise. This book is ideal for: Software architects and senior developers looking to shape the company’s technology direction or assist in an organizational transformation Enterprise architects and senior technologists searching for practical advice on how to navigate technical and organizational topics CTOs and senior technical architects who are devising an IT strategy that impacts the way the organization works IT managers who want to learn what’s worked and what hasn’t in large-scale transformation
Download or read book BloggyBook Spring Season 2013 written by Marc Corn and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2013-04-26 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book series contains a blog post for each day of the season. I share many aspects of my life, and that includes struggles, funnies and family moments. I wrote this book to keep track of my daily activities and to remember precious family moments that we never want to forget. Life goes by really fast, it is like someone is turning the hands of time and not giving you a chance to treasure each moment we have in life. Spring 2013 Edition
Download or read book Phone written by Will Self and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2017-05-25 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'WHATEVER YOU DO hang on to the phone. . . . . . . . ! . . . . . . . . ! Feel the smoothness of its bevelled screen . . . . . . . . ! . . . . . . . . ! Place your thumb in the soft depression of its belly-button - turn it over and over. . . . . . . . ! . . . . . . . . ! A five hundred-quid worry bead - and all I worry about is losing the bloody thing. . . . . . . . ! . . . . . . . . !' For the four characters at the heart of Will Self's brilliantly acute novel of our times the five hundred-quid worry bead in their pocket may be both a blessing and a curse. For elderly Dr Zachary Busner it is a mysterious object - 'NO CALLER ID - How should this be interpreted? Is it that the caller is devoid of an identity due to some psychological or physical trauma?' - but also it's his life line to his autistic grandson Ben, whose own connection with technology is, in turn, a vital one. For Jonathan De'Ath , aka 'the Butcher', MI6 agent, the phone may reveal his best kept secret of all: that Colonel Gawain Thomas, husband, father, and highly-trained tank commander - is Jonathan 's long time lover. And when technology, love and violence finally converge in the wreckage of postwar Iraq, the Colonel and the Spy's dalliance will determine the destiny of nations. Uniting our most urgent contemporary concerns: from the ubiquitous mobile phone to a family in chaos; from the horror of modern war, to the end of privacy, Phone is Will Self's most important and compelling novel to date.
Download or read book Astonishing Rock Trivia written by John Tait and published by Melbourne Books. This book was released on 2020-09-28 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A juicy piece of trivia is like a beautiful fresh cut of protein. It needs to be handled just right. Some fillets of trivia work well as a question, others are best posed as a ‘Did you know’. Some have so much flesh on them that they are better served up as a whole story or essay. That is what you will find between these pages, a smorgasbord of trivia treats to feast upon. Like a buffet on a cruise ship, you can start at the beginning and work your way along, you can push in at any point for the one tasty treat that you want, or you can fill a small plate and come back over and over again. This is possibly the most complete book of Rock Trivia ever compiled and the morsels will astonish … Did you know that in 2013 Chubby Checker sued Hewlett-Packard over a 99-cent app called the ‘Chubby Checker’ which allowed users to enter a man’s shoe size to estimate the size of his penis? He claimed that the product would cause damage to his goodwill, tarnishing his image. Trivia with a twist? Did you know that Charles Manson co-wrote a song for the Beach Boys? Plus hundreds of questions to tease and expand the mind. "At last ... a rock trivia book that is not at all trivial! This is a remarkable collection of questions, facts, myths, stories, jokes, riddles and answers. Number one with a bullet!" - Brian Nankervis, ABC Radio and RocKwiz host. "This is the book that we music trivia nuts have been waiting for. Even if you think you know it all there'll be something that surprises you. Read it from front to back or just dip into it when you need a trivia top up. I love it!" - Murray Cook, The Wiggles, The Soul Movers
Download or read book Divine Enticement Theological Seductions written by Karmen Mackendrick and published by Fordham Univ Press. This book was released on 2013 with total page 309 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Divine Enticement argues for a reconception of theology and it subject matter as modes of seduction, of both body and mind. Theological language as evocation opens onto rereadings of faith, sacrament, ethics, prayer and scripture. The conclusion argues for a sense of theology as calling upon infinite possibility.
Download or read book Words written by Ernst van den Hemel and published by Fordham University Press. This book was released on 2016-06-15 with total page 614 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: It is said that words are like people: One can encounter them daily yet never come to know their true selves. This volume examines what words are—how they exist—in religious phenomena. Going beyond the common idea that language merely describes states of mind, beliefs, and intentions, the book looks at words in their performative and material specificity. The contributions in the volume develop the insight that our implicit assumptions about what language does guide the way we understand and experience religious phenomena. They also explore the possibility that insights about the particular status of religious utterances may in turn influence the way we think about words in our language.
Download or read book No Wax written by Delphi O. Gadfly and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2022-03-31 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pythia goes down the dark rabbit hole as she reawakens the capabilities of sensing and channeling spirits as a divine medium and opening a side to herself that she had never shared before. By and by, she faces her convictions of inherited mishaps that she had to heal and overcome, leading her to tell the tale of making it another day. Pythia shares how she dives into the practitioner skills of her psychic energy, tarot, mysticism, planet and zodiac interpretation, and her bumpy dating life as she finds what makes her tick. Despite her isolation from the world, she finds strength in solitude. Pythia finds the courage to share her visions, hang-ups, and findings as she uncovers the practical magic that she possesses. She gives a new take on life through the experiences and changes the course of her dimensions by helping others tell their story using the natal birth chart, synchronicities, and astrological communication that the Universe provides in front of our eyes and shows that we are all connected, and it influences us all. Pythia finds herself with the inner key within to help others through pain spurts of chronic illness and mental health challenges studying her own body and mind in a not-so-typical manner of dancing a fine line between sanity and faith. Above all else, a self-discovery that heals the inner child and a new love for oneself—perfectly made with imperfections and all, without wax.