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Interview with author Michael Seth Starr now available on Share-a-Vision Radio archives

In you case missed it, our recent interview with Michael Seth Starr, television columnist for The New York Post and author of “Hiding in Plain Sight: The Secret Life of Raymond Burr,” is now available on the archives page at Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org. Besides his excellent book on the life and career of Raymond Burr, Michael has also written biographies on Art Carney, Joey Bishop and Bobby Darin.

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Please tune in to our tribute to Dick Martin on Tuesday, July 29 beginning at 10:30pm ET, 7:30pm PT on Share-a-Vision Radio, KSAV.org.

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Q&A with Jeremy Wisnewski, editor of “The Office and Philosophy”

Most of us would agree that we are who we are. But could it also be said that we are who we think we are? Is that not a contradiction, or is it also inherently true? These are just a few of the questions explored in The Office and Philosophy, a series of essays that use examples from The Office – both the Emmy Award-winning NBC series, as well as the BBC series (created by Ricky Gervais) on which it is based – to explore timeless philosophical questions. Edited by Jeremy Wisnewski, assistant professor of philosophy at Harwick College in New York, it’s the latest in a series of books by Wiley-Blackwell that uses popular movies and TV shows as a vehicle to introduce philosophy. With The Office having recently aired its season finale, it’s a fun way to look back at previous episodes until the show returns in the fall. I recently chatted by phone with Wisnewski about the book.

ER: How did you come up with the idea for the book?

JW: I’m chronically philosophical. I really can’t help myself. The first time I saw the show, I immediately knew it was something I would like to write on and think about. In fact, at that time, I was already working on a book in the genre [Family Guy and Philosophy], so I was working in the genre. I saw a couple episodes [of The Office], and thought, “Wow, this is just so rich. The show really does tap into something universal” – at least, it’s universal in advanced capitalist nations. There is a kind of alienation that seems to go with 9-to-5 labor that they exploit, that they adequately represent, and enable us to look at through comedy (and hence, in a way that we can deal with). I think this also explains why it’s been successful not only in Britain and in the U.S., but also in France, Germany, and Canada. They all have their own versions of the show.

ER: There’s certainly a universal element to the series, in that there is always some degree of office politics and social mores and things that you can or cannot do.

JW: Right. Plus I should also say that The Office, in addition to presenting the work load and alienation and also ways of dealing with it – Jim in the American version, or Tim in the British version – are both great examples of people trying to cope with absurdity. They don’t get any particular fulfillment out of pushing paper, but they find ways to essentially invite meaning in their lives, through comedy and other things. But I also want to say, I think it’s just a great format to dealing with all these issues that we face all the time: issues about race, issues about sexual harassment, about diversity in general, and less business-centric views, like issues about self deception, and ethics, and humiliation. It’s all right there, and it’s wonderful to actually have a show that’s sometimes hard to watch.

ER: Let’s play devil’s advocate for a second. Do you think Gervais had that sort of social commentary in mind when he originally conceived The Office, or do you think he was more or less just trying to put a good show together?

JW: It’s so hard to say, although as a matter of fact, Gervais does a background in philosophy. But no matter what he was trying to do, he’s smart enough that he couldn’t help but offer commentary. He’s just a smart insightful guy. So even if he was just intending to do a good show, his intelligence seeps through… I’m sure he’d like that response!

ER: What’s the purpose of the Blackwell series of books?

JW: They’re meant to fix a bad public relations problem that philosophy has had for the past 2,500 years. The books are meant to introduce philosophy to a wider audience, and also to make people get a new perspective on stuff they really enjoy. And they’re meant to be fun, and I find that that’s really useful for some students. You might start exploring a particular philosopher by taking a look at one of these chapters.ER: Do you use The Office, Family Guy, or some of the shows that have been the basis of other books in the Blackwell series, in the course of your own teaching?

JW: You know, I haven’t yet… although I have been thinking of taking my standard Intro to Philosophy course, which uses a whole lot of actual philosophers, primary sources, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, those guys, and supplementing it with a couple of the other books [in the Blackwell series] because they’re fairly inexpensive. I actually do think about how much my students have to spend, and you can get a good primary source text and you can put them all together for about 60 bucks. And thinking about it pedagogically, I think it’s really good for a certain kind of student….. I can see the pedagogical value in it.

ER: That leads to another question I want to ask you, which is the flip side. Is there a danger, for lack of a better word, in reading too much into popular shows – or at least, certain popular TV shows?

JW: I don’t think there’s a danger in that. Quite frankly, I think that everything can be an object of philosophical inquiry. And I think, when you get to a point where that’s true, where you can recognize the philosophy loitering around in everyday things, that’s a good place to be – and in certain ways, that’s the very goal of a liberal arts education. However, I do think there’s a danger in doing too much of pop culture stuff at the expense of other stuff.

ER: In other words, popular television has its place, but not as a substitute for the classics.

JW: Right. I could never imagine doing a course where we did Family Guy instead of Plato.

ER: What would you like readers in general to get out of the book?

JW: I’d like them, first of all, to enjoy the read. We’ve got no axe to grind. What we’re engaging in is the celebration of ideas, and I would like people to learn a little something, to be able to see things they haven’t seen before, and to do it in a way that they find rewarding and entertaining.

ER: And maybe look at television a little bit differently than perhaps they would have before.

JW: Yeah, absolutely. Absolutely.

Ed Robertson

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Welcome to the April 15, 2008 edition of Books Carnival.

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Christina M. Rau presents Livin’ The Dream (One Loser At A Time): The Allure Of The Oboe posted at Livin’ The Dream (One Loser At A Time).

Rob Moshe presents Live Your Best Life By Serving Others posted at Rob Moshe, saying, “This is not necessarily a fitting post for your carnival. Once the project starts, each day I will recognize a fellow blogger that “Helped””

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Jason presents 1803: Edward Marcus Despard, a patriot without a nation posted at Executed Today, saying, “A blog interview with an author of a book about the last men sentenced to drawing and quartering in England.”

book reviews

John Miedema presents The 100-Mile Diet: A Year of Local Eating, by Alisa Smith & J.B. MacKinnon (Book Review) posted at Slow Reading.

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Amanda presents Review: The Ethnic Paris Cookbook by Charlotte Puckette posted at Pajama Mommy.

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Nick Queen presents Book Review: The Tomb by F. Paul Wilson posted at NickQueen.com.

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DiffDrummer presents Inspite of the Gods: The Strange Rise of Modern India by Edward Luce posted at DiffDrummer, saying, “An Indian reviewing a book about modern India”

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presents 0tutor.com: How to Cheat in Photoshop CS3 review posted at 0tutor.com tutorials blog, saying, “Truly a great and fun Adobe photoshop book, learn to use photoshop in a different way.”

GrrlScientist presents Sixty Days And Counting posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “by Kim Stanley Robinson, is the third installment of his Eco-political thriller trilogy series about global warming.”

Nandita presents Art and Lies: A Piece for Three Voices and a Bawd « Searching for Crabshells posted at Searching for Crabshells.

Christina M. Rau presents How B. E. Ellis Almost Ruined My Dating Life posted at Livin’ The Dream (One Loser At A Time).

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Mike King presents Book Review: Never Eat Alone posted at Learn This, saying, “This book explores how everything you do relates to and is important because of the relationships you have with people.”

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Charles H. Green presents Review of Rules to Break and Laws to Follow by Peppers and Rogers posted at Trust Matters, saying, “A review of how Peppers and Rogers critique modern short term management culture in their new book.”

Woman Tribune presents Chix Can Fix by Norma Vally posted at Woman Tribune.

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PT presents Book Giveaway: Rich Dad, Poor Dad or Die Broke posted at Prime Time Money, saying, “Thanks!”

eleanor presents A list of popular paper artists to take a look at… posted at A Good Idea on Paper, saying, “I have an MA in Book Arts and I blog about books, text and paper as pieces of art in their own right. I am soon going to start a series on the deconstruction of books in the name of art.”

new book release

mgopi presents Kaplan TOEFL iBT 2007-2008 Edition : Download eBook, CD-ROM and Audio from here… posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This book is an excellent guide in teaching how to master in the exam. The book’s accompanying CD has Complete FULL sample exams with their model answer key (including answers to the Oral Section, as well as the Written Section). The book has very simple to understand English language; yet it presents a strong structure in their flow of sentences. Another main advantage of the book is that it is divided to 8 chapters; each chapter introducing various questions in different theme: Technology, History, Nature…etc. Studying the first four chapters allows you to be more than ready for the exam as they introduce all the question types. The latter four chapters repeat the same question types but in different themes – which really broadens your knowledge to different words that you may expect on the exam.

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GrrlScientist presents Is There Another Harry Potter Book on the Way? posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “Will JK Rowling write another Harry Potter book in the future? She will if Jessica, her daughter, can convince her to do so.”

James DeLelys presents Am I the Only One? posted at Author James DeLelys, saying, “Prelude to a new book.”

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Joshua Seth presents Weight Loss Tips posted at Joshua Seth Blog, saying, “”‘I don’t know about you, but I’m sick and tired of all the misinformation from the weight loss industry causing people to waste their time and money on fad diets that only end up making them fatter!

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Greg Laden presents Greg Laden’s Blog : So, it turns out it is called "Counterknowledge" posted at Greg Laden’s Blog.

Charles H. Green presents Aristotle, Maister, and the Fat Smoker posted at Trust Matters, saying, “The old writers advice is to draw from your own experience. That’s what author David Maister did, starting with the fact that he’d been a fat smoker for almost all his life.”

James DeLelys presents New Book/Video posted at Author James DeLelys, saying, “Video of new book!”

Sutocu presents Will Eldest the Movie Be Made? posted at Brisingr.

David Gross presents We Won’t Pay! — A Tax Resistance Reader posted at The Picket Line, saying, “”We Won’t Pay: A Tax Resistance Reader” has gone from being my little project to being a not-so-little-anymore (just shy of 600 pages) reality.

It’s got examples of writing from tax resisters from many countries and time periods, with a wide range of ideologies and tactics and concerns — as well as some pieces from critics of tax resistance whose criticisms are every bit as interesting.”

Jeremy presents Sarah Igo wins Cheiron Book Prize posted at Advances in the History of Psychology, saying, “Sarah Igo has been named the winner of the 2008 Cheiron Book Prize, for her history of scientific polling: “The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens, and the Making of a Mass Public.” Professor Alexandra Rutherford, chair of the Book Prize Committee, explained the choice as follows: “Igo’s work stood out for the tightness and layering of its argumentation, the originality and freshness of its analysis, and the verve and energy of its presentation. It should be of great interest to a wide range of scholars in the history of the social and behavioral sciences and beyond.””

presentations

poetilandia presents Roberto Roversi e ‘L’Antiquaria Palmaverde’ posted at Poetilandia.it-La citta’ dei nuovi autori, saying, “Andare a trovare Roberto Roversi nella sua libreria in via Castiglione e poi in via dei Poeti a Bologna era come calarsi dentro una grande e complessa ‘officina’ di cultura …”

Tatjana Andrew presents Christmas at our house – Czech style posted at czechmatediary.com, saying, “Hi,
I am submitting a short story so I wasn’t sure what category to put it under….”

gery presents Most common misspellings in mesothelioma as a keyword posted at Mesothelioma News Blog, saying, “Funny thing.”

Tiffany Colter presents Lesson Learned and How I got here posted at Writing Career Coach, saying, “This blog discusses how to have success beginning the first day of this New Year!”

Tiffany Colter presents Writing Career Coach: A Pleasant surprise and How I got here Part 2 posted at Writing Career Coach, saying, “This blog discusses how to have success beginning from the first day of this New Year!”

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Don Morrison presents Still Cherry Picking Your Leads? posted at Discount Shopping Card, saying, “Merry Christmas!”

CG Walters presents Searching (for a Soul Mate) posted at Into the Mist, saying, “No longer confined to material experience, Katerina crossed into the dimly lit room, invisible to its inhabitants. She had never visited this world before, never laid eyes on this person, yet Katerina’s bond to the lean, gray-haired man seated at the wooden table was so intense and immediate that she barely managed to suppress the impulse to reach out and embrace him.”

Theresa L. Twogood presents The Tea Corner, Prayer Closet, & Free Gift For The Holiday posted at OLIN e-Book e-Publishing, saying, “We as the publisher, are still conducting a special holiday promotion where we are giving away free copies of our best selling e-book titled, ‘The Call To Prayer And A Return To The Prayer Closet’. This e-book will provide the reader many bonuses that are normally only available to OLIN regular customers. Download your family’s free copy and then write your opinion and review of the e-book. Simply send a blank email to the address at the end of the article or from our blog. No strings, no phoney business no charge at all! Thanks and God Bless! Have a Happy and Blessed New Year!”

Terry Dean presents 21 Ideas for Hot Press Releases – Part 1 posted at Integrity Business Blog by Terry Dean.

Brian Terry presents Why Bill Gates is unreasonable posted at Big Selling Website Design.

Freddie L. Sirmans, Sr. presents Can The US Prevent A Starvation Crisis? posted at Can The US Prevent A Starvation Crisis.

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Books Carnival – Dec. 16, 2007

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Welcome to the December 16, 2007 edition of Books Carnival.

Amanda presents Dinosaurium Amazing Dinosaur Stocking Stuffer posted at Pajama Mommy.

Amanda presents Book Talks posted at Pajama Mommy.

Jason presents 1962: Arthur Lucas and Ronald Turpin posted at Executed Today, saying, “Hi — I write a historical blog about executions and was able to secure an interview with the author of a recent book about the last hangings in Canada, “The Last to Die”. I’m pretty pleased with it, and if it’s appropriate for the carnival, I’d love to enter it.”

book reviews

John Miedema presents Conceit by Mary Novik posted at Slow Reading.

Storm presents The Ramayana: A Modern Retelling of the Great Indian Epic posted at Cool, In My Opinion….

Jenny presents The 4 Books Battle – Battle Two posted at the so called me.

mgopi presents How to Help Your Child Excel in Math posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “Download ebook now..! The book is an alphabetical dictionary and handbook that gives parents of elementary, middle school, and high school students what they need to know to help their children understand the math they’re learning. The book can also be used by students themselves and is suitable for anybody who is reviewing math to take standardized tests or other exams. Foreign students, whose English-language mathematics vocabulary needs to be strengthened, will also benefit from this book.”

mgopi presents Linux Programming by Example posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This book “Linux Programming By Example” introduces programmers with some background in C but no knowledge of the specifics of Linux programming to the fundamentals of Linux system programming and application development. Topics covered include using GNU development tools, system programming, file handling in Linux, interprocess communication, network programming, application programming interfaces, debugging and memory management, and version control and software distribution.”

John presents Review: Of a Feather posted at A DC Birding Blog.

mgopi presents Engineering eBook: Advanced Engineering Mathematics (2nd Edition) posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This clear, pedagogically rich book develops a strong understanding of the mathematical principles and practices that today’s engineers need to know. Equally as effective as either a textbook or reference manual, it approaches mathematical concepts from an engineering perspective, making physical applications more vivid and substantial. Its comprehensive instructional framework supports a conversational, down-to-earth narrative style, offering easy accessibility and frequent opportunities for application and reinforcement.”

new book release

Kingsley Tagbo presents How To Improve Your Skills And Get A Lucrative Job posted at HOW TO LEARN COMPUTER PROGRAMMING FAST OR GET A JOB EASILY.

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Books Carnival – December 2, 2007

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Welcome to the December 2, 2007 edition of Books Carnival

Dan-O presents Funny Quick Pic: What Apple?s Jobs and Microsoft?s Gates are REALLY thinking posted at Danogo.com – Discover. Inspiring . Media, saying, “Inspired by reading ‘The Apple Way: 12 Management Lessons from the World’s Most Innovative Company’. A comic

Inspired by reading ‘The Apple Way: 12 Management Lessons from the World’s Most Innovative Company’. A comic strip about what Steve Jobs from Apple and Bill Gates of Microsoft were secretly thinking about each other during their appearance at the D: All Things Digital Conference. Also includes a review of the book.”

book reviews

GrrlScientist presents Bait and Switch posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “Inspired by the book by Barbara Ehrenreich, which describes the tribulations faced by job seeking white-collar workers who are “in transition”, I expound upon these challenges while also reviewing this book.”

Holly Ord presents The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood posted at Woman Tribune.

Becca Foster presents The Guilty Pleasure Vampire Series posted at rekya’s bookshelf, saying, “I blog about book covers.”

mgopi presents ANSI/ISO C++ Professional Programmer’s Handbook : Download FREE e-book now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This book is aimed at experienced C++ developers who seek a guide for enhancing their design and programming proficiency. It discloses facts and techniques and provides a knowledge base for advanced, Standard-compliant, and efficient use of C++. In addition, the book also explains the underlying mechanism behind the high-level features of the language.”

rekya presents New York Notebook: The Best Journalsketchguidebook You’ve Ever Had posted at rekya’s bookshelf, saying, “I’m Becca, and I work at an advertising agency in New York City. I’m a bookworm and a graphic designer. Put the two together to get book cover design. So what is it that makes a book cover unique? What entices you to pick it up or pick it out? Let’s discuss.”

mgopi presents How to control your brain at Will: Download FREE e-book now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “The book is all about the some of the fundamental themes of human psychology facts such as Feeling good about yourself, being yourself, knowing how to assert yourself, fulfilling your own potential, respecting yourself, staying healthy…”

GrrlScientist presents Birder’s Conservation Handbook posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “by Jeffrey Wells, this book presents information about the 100 most at-risk bird species in North America and what we can do to protect them.”

GrrlScientist presents Chosen By A Horse posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “by Susan Richards, this wonderful book talks about horses, love and life, and tells the story of how a rescued horse actually rescues the author.”

GrrlScientist presents Living the Scientific Life (Scientist, Interrupted): All Things Reconsidered posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “by Roger Tory Peterson, the world’s most famous bird watcher, this collection of essays recounts RTP’s travels and life with birds. [book review]”

James DeLelys presents Home posted at HOME, saying, “what is Love?”

Alex Ricciardi presents One Love Letter To Another – Charlie Lerstner posted at Literation.

blue skelton presents The Gum Thief Videos posted at Blue Skelton Publications, saying, “I ran across the video for The Gum Thief by Douglas Coupland on Youtube. The title is what caught my eye and I was rewarded with an amazing short video based on the novel, The Gum Thief. Here is the video you should check it out.”

new book release

mgopi presents Foundations of Atlas: Rapid Ajax Development with ASP.NET 2.0: Download most wanted AJAX e-book now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This book introduces a fast-track path to understanding Atlas, and how this technology can increase the power and functionality of your code while conserving time and effort. The book begins with a bare-bones introduction that explains how Atlas relates to Ajax.”

mgopi presents BlackBerry Pearl For Dummies: Download FREE e-book now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “With Blackberry Pearl for Dummies, you’ll discover all the answers to these questions and see how to use your new PDA to its maximum potential.”

mgopi presents Handbook of Sensor Networks: Download Free E-Book Now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “The Handbook of Sensor Networks: Compact Wireless and Wired Sensing Systems captures the current state of sensor networks and deals with particular technical challenges such as software protocols, data processing, security, and limited power sources for remote sensors. Other topics include architecture, artificial perception, location management, dynamic power management, data funneling, and applications such as tracking, biological data acquisition, industrial sensor networking, security measures, and energy-saving techniques…”

mgopi presents CCNA ICND1 Official Exam Certification Guide: Download FREE e-book Now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This ebook fully updated edition presents complete reviews and a more challenging and realistic exam preparation experience. Senior instructor and best-selling author Wendell Odom shares preparation hints and test-taking tips, helping you identify areas of weakness and improve both your conceptual knowledge and hands-on skills. The material is presented in a concise manner, focused on increasing your understanding of exam topics and preparing you for the numerous challenges the exams present.”

mgopi presents Visual basic 2005 for dummies: Download FREE e-book now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This ebook targets the core For Dummies programming audience providing practical knowledge, offering a fun and creative environment for developing programs with Visual Basic X. Highlights new VB features and functions, including important advances in compatibility with older VB versions…”

mgopi presents AutoCAD: Professional Tips and Techniques: Download FREE e-book now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This ebook helps you to Build Your Skills with Hundreds of Helpful Ideas from Two AutoCAD Superstars. Two AutoCAD experts distill years of combined experience into hundreds of the most useful AutoCAD tips and techniques you’ll ever find. Fun, easy to read, and packed with information, this beautiful guide equips you with inside tricks on critical AutoCAD features and functions–all in fast, easy-to-digest nuggets. Discover keyboard shortcuts and little-known system variables or punch up your style with expert tips on visualizing, publishing, and 3D modeling. No matter what your experience level, you’re sure to increase productivity and master professional-level techniques with this lively, practical book.”

mgopi presents Random Walks in Biology: Download Free ‘Biology’ e-book now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This book is a lucid, straightforward introduction to the concepts and techniques of statistical physics that students of biology, biochemistry, and biophysics must know. It provides a sound basis for understanding random motions of molecules, subcellular particles, or cells, or of processes that depend on such motion or are markedly affected by it. Readers do not need to understand thermodynamics in order to acquire a knowledge of the physics involved in diffusion, sedimentation, electrophoresis, chromatography, and cell motility–subjects that become lively and immediate when the author discusses them in terms of random walks of individual particles.”

mgopi presents Physics in Molecular Biology: Download FREE Biology e-book now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This ebook will inspire advanced undergraduates and graduate students in physics to approach biological subjects from a physicist’s point of view. It is self-contained, requiring no background knowledge of biology, and only familiarity with basic concepts from physics, such as forces, energy, and entropy.”

mgopi presents How to Code .NET: Tips and Tricks for Coding .NET 1.1 and .NET 2.0 Applications Effectively: Download FREE ebook now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “Learn how to code dot net in a robust and powerful way. Download FREE e-book..!

The ebook “How to Code .NET: Tips and Tricks for Coding .NET 1.1 and .NET 2.0 Applications Effectively” provides solutions to certain problems. That is, specific problems. This book provides detailed, authoritative explanations of good .NET coding techniques. It’s based on award-winning material that author Christian Gross has previously presented at conferences throughout the US and Europe. What’s more, the author is at the forefront of the .NET technology wave and an acknowledged expert on the subject of .NET coding style and techniques.”

mgopi presents Exam Study Guide – Oracle Database Administration: Download FREE..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “The book depicts on Oracle Architecture, controling oracle instances, manipulation of data in database, managing storage allocations and introduction to SQL* Loader.”

mgopi presents Vertebrate Biology: Download FREE e-book now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This ebook is the long-awaited entry into the Vertebrate Biology market has been praised for its student-friendly writing style. The text contains many pedagogical aids for students including boldface key terms throughout and a comprehensive glossary. End-of-chapter pedagogy includes a list of supplemental readings, a listing of related Internet sites, and chapter review questions.”

mgopi presents Protocols for Gene Analysis: Download FREE e-book now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This volume provides a set of protocols for the analysis of cloned genes. A set of techniques is described for the basic manipulation and mutagenesis of the cloned sequences. The rest of the volume is organized into a collection of techniques appropriate to the analytical route to be investigated; these include genome structure, sequence variation, gene expression, and protein function. Finally, a number of methods are described to take the step from the first gene to those with which it interacts.”

mgopi presents The Arabian Nights – Tales from 1001 Nights: Download Fantasy Novel Now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This novel “The Arabian Nights,” some of which, but not nearly all, are given in this volume, are only fairy tales of the East. The people of Asia, Arabia, and Persia told them in their own way, not for children, but for grown-up people. There were no novels then, nor any printed books, of course; but there were people whose profession it was to amuse men and women by telling tales. They dressed the fairy stories up, and made the characters good Mahommedans, living in Bagdad or India. The events were often supposed to happen in the reign of the great Caliph, or ruler of the Faithful, Haroun al Raschid, who lived in Bagdad in 786-808 A.D. The vizir who accompanies the Caliph was also a real person of the great family of the Barmecides. He was put to death by the Caliph in a very cruel way, nobody ever knew why. The stories must have been told in their present shape a good long while after the Caliph died, when nobody knew very exactly what had really happened. At last some storyteller thought of writing down the tales, and fixing them into a kind of framework, as if they had all been narrated to a cruel Sultan by his wife. Probably the tales were written down about the time when Edward I. was fighting Robert Bruce. But changes were made in them at different times, and a great deal that is very dull and stupid was put in, and plenty of verses. Neither the verses nor the dull pieces are given in this book…”

mgopi presents Computational Cell Biology: Download FREE e-book now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This ebook provides an introduction to dynamic modeling in cell biology, emphasizing computational approaches based on realistic molecular mechanisms. It is designed to introduce cell biology and neuroscience students to computational modeling, and applied mathematics students, theoretical biologists, and engineers to many of the problems in dynamical cell biology. Carefully selected examples are used to motivate the concepts and techniques of computational cell biology, through a progression of increasingly more complex and demanding cases. Illustrative exercises are included with every chapter, and mathematical and computational appendices are provided for reference. This ebook will be useful for advanced undergraduate and graduate theoretical biologists, and for mathematics students and life scientists who wish to learn about modeling in cell biology.”

mgopi presents Debugging ASP.NET: Download FREE ‘Programming’ e-book now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “Debugging ASP.NET focuses on the various tools, techniques, and best practices associated with debugging ASP.NET web applications under Microsoft’s new .NET platform. Brief descriptions of the problems with debugging previous versions of ASP are covered, as well as how the new features of ASP.NET can be exploited to their fullest to find and eliminate bugs quickly and easily. The book introduces changes to the code structure paradigm as implemented in the .NET platform, and how to structure ASP.NET code in this new paradigm to enable faster web application debugging.”

mgopi presents TOEFL Preparations – 400 Must-Have Words for TOEFL : Download Now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This book covers over 150 activies to help increase your fluency. Strategies on how to incorporate new words into everyday vocabulary. Complete review of synonyms, paraphrasig, roots, prefixes, suffixes and more…”

mgopi presents Flash 5 Bible: Download FREE e-book… posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This ebook is the Enhanced and revised edition of the bestseller! 1000f what you need to know to learn and master the latest version of Macromedia Flash. This book Flash 5 Bible is an essential all-purpose reference guide for Macromedia Flash, providing insights and tips for mastering the creation of all types of Flash content. It should help you get started on your first day with the program but will still be a valuable resource when you’ve attained mastery of the program. It also offers information on how to integrate Flash with other programs so that you can deliver unique and compelling content in the Flash format.”

mgopi presents The ASP.NET 2.0 Anthology: 101 Essential Tips, Tricks & Hacks: Download FREE ebook here..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “An ASP.NET 2.0 book that just helps you get things done!
This book contains a collection of 101 best practice, object oriented solutions that you can easily adapt to your own projects.”

mgopi presents How to make anyone fall in LOVE with you… Make Her Chase You: Your Guide to Creating a Magnetic Personality posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This ebook “Make Her Chase You: Your Guide to Creating a Magnetic Personality” is a guide to making ALL women irresistably attracted to you! and how to make anyone fall in love…”

mgopi presents Global IT Management: A Practical Approach: Download FREE ebook..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This ebook “Global IT Management” presents a practical approach for initiating and reinforcing global IT, focusing on the mechanisms that need to be put in place to effectively manage IT architecture, strategy, standards, and control across sites in a multinational firm. Key considerations are explained for each domain together with concrete recommendations for core organisation, processes and deliverables. The approach fits cleanly into established best practices for IT such as the CobiT® framework for IT management.”

mgopi presents know How To Hide Anything: Download FREE ebook..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “With little effort and expense, you can hide cash, armaments and even family from the menacing eyes of burglars, terrorists or anyone. Learn how to construct dozens of hiding places right in your house and yard. Here are small hiding places for concealing money and jewelry and large places for securing survival supplies or persons. More than 100 drawings show how to turn ordinary items into extraordinary hiding places. There are pipe, appliance, wall and even drain hidies. Furniture hidies are covered extensively as well, but this review focuses on what makes this book different from the other hiding books.”

presentations

CG Walters presents Djalma : Mystic posted at Into the Mist, saying, “Excepted article from Sacred Vow by CG Walters (ISBN 978-0-9774271-0-9, visionary fiction).
Ian has met a young mystic, Djalma, who is trying to explain how Ian has been traveling into parallel lives to meet with a mysterious woman that he seems incomprehensibly bonded to.”

James DeLelys presents Cherished Moments posted at Author James DeLelys, saying, “What you might find in a new book entitled WORDS A Prophecy Fulfilled”

Alvaro Fernandez presents Robert Emmons on the Positive Psychology of Gratitude posted at SharpBrains, saying, “can we enhance our happiness and health by nurturing gratitude?
read this interview with the author of Thanks!: How the New Science of Gratitude Can Make You Happier”

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Books Carnival – Nov. 6, 2007

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Welcome to the November 6, 2007 edition of books carnival.

Natalie Bennett presents A hidden gem: the London Library posted at MY LONDON YOUR LONDON.

JASMBA presents My Two Cents posted at My Two Cents.

James DeLelys presents WORDS A Prophecy Fulfilled | New Scriptures: Spiritual Growth, Healing, Help and Comfort posted at New Books, saying, “Inspirational”

book reviews

John presents Book Note: Chasing the Ghost Birds posted at A DC Birding Blog.

Heather Juma presents Do You Run Your Business Like A Girl? posted at Girls Who Network Diary.

Annette Berlin presents Possum Living posted at Frugal Journey, saying, “Over the last week or two, I’ve been spending some time with a strange little book. The title of the book is Possum Living and it details some very extreme ways to save money. I’m surprised, and a little embarrassed at how much I’m enjoying it.”

Kalyan Banerjee presents Eleven Minutes posted at Thus spake Kalyan, saying, “My review of Paulo Coelho’s widely read book: Eleven Minutes.”

Kalyan Banerjee presents Interpreter of Maladies « Thus spake Kalyan posted at Thus spake Kalyan, saying, “My take on Jhumpa Lahiris’s widely read book: Interpreter of Maladies”

Everything Finance presents Do you want to be a Quiet Millionaire ? posted at Everything Finance.

GrrlScientist presents Cloning: A Beginner’s Guide posted at Living the Scientific Life, saying, “by Aaron Levine, is one of the best-written books I’ve ever read about the history, process and ethics of cloning technology and stem cell research. Highly recommended. [book review]”

Susan Johnston presents What I’m Reading posted at The Urban Muse.

Jenny presents Review: Ironside posted at the so called me.

new book release

Peter N. Jones presents Peace in Wartime: New Book Demonstrates How posted at Great New Books that Are a Must Read.

Lexi Sundell presents Launch of My New Book posted at Lexi Sundell, saying, “Surprises come along during a new book release, which are really quite fun!”

mgopi presents Probability For Dummies: Download FREE e-book now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This ebook expands upon students intuitive understanding of the concept of probability through use of examples and clear explanations of mathematics behind this fascinating science. Included is discussion of set theory, counting, permutations and combinations, random variables, conditional probability, joint distributions, conditional expectations, gambling, and actuarial applications and probability modeling. The book also includes sample problems with a minimal reliance on complicated calculus.”

mgopi presents CCNP BSCI Official Exam Guide (4th Edition): Download FREE e-book now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “This ebook CCNP BSCI Official Exam Certification Guide, Fourth Edition, is a best of breed Cisco® exam study guide that focuses specifically on the objectives for the BSCI exam. Successfully passing the BSCI 642-901 exam certifies that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to use advanced IP addressing and routing in implementing scalability for Cisco integrated services routers (ISR) connected to LANs and WANs.”

mgopi presents AutoCAD 2004 Bible: Download FREE eBook now..! posted at E-CYCLOPEDIA – Free ebooks download, ecyclopedia download ebooks free, saying, “Guide to using AutoCAD 2004. Covers the new palette interface, creating precision drawings, exploring AutoCAD’s many commands for creating 2D and 3D drawings and renderings, and editing and dimensioning techniques.”

presentations

Marilyn Terrell presents Have Books, Will Travel posted at Intelligent Travel, saying, “a rolling reader’s chair with built-in bookshelves”

Admin presents J.K. Rowling outs Hogwarts character posted at Anything Goes & General News, saying, “Harry Potter fans, the rumors are true: Albus Dumbledore, master wizard and Headmaster of Hogwarts, is gay. J.K. Rowling, author of the mega-selling fantasy series that ended last summer, outed the beloved character Friday night while appearing before a full house at Carnegie Hall.

After reading briefly from the final book, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” she took questions from audience members.

She was asked by one young fan whether Dumbledore finds “true love.”

“Dumbledore is gay,” the author responded to gasps and applause.

She then explained that Dumbledore was smitten with rival Gellert Grindelwald, whom he defeated long ago in a battle between good and bad wizards. “Falling in love can blind us to an extent,” Rowling said of Dumbledore’s feelings, adding that Dumbledore was “horribly, terribly let down.””

Tiffany Colter presents Is Fear Blocking you? posted at Writing Career Coach, saying, “I was not sure if the first one went through I lost my connection. Thanks Tiff”

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Author shows how popular TV can inform as well as entertain

My friend Herbie J Pilato, whose book Bewitched Forever is one of the best in the genre, has two new books out this month: The Bionic Book: The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman Reconstructed, a comprehensive behind-the-scenes history of those two iconic shows (just in time for the new Bionic Woman series on NBC) and Life Story: The Book of Life Goes On, an insightful look at Life Goes On, the first prime time network series to portray issues of adolescence, family values, diversity, prejudice, and physical and mental disabilities in a honest, realistic way. One of the things I love about Herbie’s work is that he takes the discussion of network television to a whole new level. Besides giving us a sense of the time in which shows like Bewitched and the Bionic shows were originally made, they also explore the various social issues that are reflected in these and other popular television shows.“The Bionic and Life Goes On books both expand upon the theme of my previous TV tomes: prejudice,” Herbie explains. “As Samantha was a witch in a mortal world, Steve Austin and Jaime Sommers felt isolated from society as well: they were half-human, half-machine. And Corky and Jesse on Life Goes On were also outside the ‘norm’ of society’s standards. Corky had Down syndrome and Jesse was first diagnosed as HIV-positive and then with full-blown AIDS.The TV themes thread that run through all of my books also have to do with strong family ties, a solid work ethic and true inner power, however we may name it: confidence, compassion, grace, joy and, of course, love. All of those things are stronger than Samantha’s twitch or any number of Steve and Jaime’s various special powers.”Television can inform as well as entertain. That’s not only the key message behind all of Herbie’s titles (his other books include

The Kung Fu Book of Caine), it’s also the focus of his TV and Self-Esteem Seminars, a lecture series he offers to schools, colleges and community and business organizations across the country. It’s a program that strives to bridge the gap between popular culture and academia. “Popular television programs,” says Herbie, “are an untapped resource for education – beyond PBS and The Learning Channel.” Shows like Bewitched, I Love Lucy, All in the Family, Star Trek, The Mary Tyler Moore Show and others can all “teach us to look beyond our differences and to concentrate on what makes us the same.”We talked to Herbie about his books, his seminars and much, much more on last week’s edition of Talking Television with Dave White. If you missed the conversation, click on the link and listen to the archive. You’ll never think of television quite the same again.

Ed Robertson
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