• Author : Tales Rumors and Gossip
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Pages : 405
  • ISBN : 1563081903
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Provides an introduction to the many varieties of contemporary legends, and focuses on their role in the world around us, including tales of racial and gender stereotypes, moralizing gossip, and rumors that express hopes


  • Author : What Happens Next
  • Publisher : Libraries Unltd Incorporated
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 1598846337
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This fascinating book uncovers the history behind urban legends and explains how the contemporary iterations of familiar fictional tales provide a window into the modern concerns—and digital advancements—of our society.


  • Author : What Happens Next Contemporary Urban Legends and Popular Culture
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release Date : 2012-06-26
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : 9781598846348
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This fascinating book uncovers the history behind urban legends and explains how the contemporary iterations of familiar fictional tales provide a window into the modern concerns—and digital advancements—of our society. • Extended examples of the literature and references to contemporary legends • Relevant, insightful comments from seasoned authors in the genre • A comprehensive overview of recent available research • A list of Internet sites that debunk or confirm urban legends


  • Author : Networking Peripheries
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2014-01-31
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9780262019712
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

An exploration of the diverse experiments in digital futures as they advance far from the celebrated centers of technological innovation and entrepreneurship.


  • Author : Something about the Author
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : UOM:49015002916873
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : Rumor and Gossip
  • Publisher : New York : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Pages : 166
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105003215576
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : Supervision Concepts and Practices of Management
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2012-02-23
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9781111969790
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Help students differentiate themselves in a competitive marketplace with SUPERVISION: CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT, 12th Edition. A blend of traditional management concepts and emerging insights, the text draws from the author’s firsthand business experience to deliver the leadership skills hiring managers want, but rarely find, in new recruits. This comprehensive single source for supervisory management expertise addresses the most critical challenges in business today, including globalization, economic turbulence, transitional and temporary workers, virtual employees, technology, outsourcing, downsizing, and much more. Hands-on and practical, SUPERVISION: CONCEPTS AND PRACTICE OF MANAGEMENT, 12th Edition complements chapter readings with skill-building techniques and captivating video cases from well-known organizations, which let students experience supervisory roles themselves. Special attention to diversity and ethics also helps students develop a better sense of life beyond the classroom, and enhances the text’s thorough coverage of communication, decision-making, conflict resolution, and other essential supervisory skills. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


  • Author : The Samurai s Tale
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 0618615121
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

In turbulent sixteenth-century Japan, orphaned Taro is taken in by a general serving the great warlord Takeda Shingen and grows up to become a samurai fighting for the enemies of his dead family. An ALA Notable Book. Reissue.


  • Author : The Witch Hunter s Tale
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release Date : 2015-01-06
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9781466845374
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Sam Thomas's The Witch Hunter's Tale takes readers back to Puritan England with midwife Bridget Hodgson, hailed by the Cleveland Plain Dealer as "one of the most fascinating detectives in contemporary mystery fiction." Winter has come to the city of York, and with it the threat of witchcraft. As women and children sicken and die, midwife Bridget Hodgson is pulled against her will into a full-scale witch-hunt that threatens to devour all in its path, guilty and innocent alike. Bridget—accompanied once again by her deputy Martha Hawkins and her nephew Will Hodgson—finds herself playing a lethal game of cat and mouse against the most dangerous men in York, as well as her sworn enemy Rebecca Hooke. As the trials begin, and the noose begins to tighten around her neck, Bridget must answer the question: How far will she go to protect the people she loves?


  • Author : Inconstant Companions
  • Publisher : University of Alabama Press
  • Release Date : 2006-11-12
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 9780817315337
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

One of the most significant theoretical issues in contemporary American archaeology—the role of oral tradition in scientific research. Ronald J. Mason explores the tension between aboriginal oral traditions and the practice of archaeology in North America. That exploration is necessarily interdisciplinary and set in a global context. Indeed, the issues at stake are universal in the current era of intellectual "decolonization" and multiculturalism. Unless committed to writing, even the most esteemed utterances are inevitably forgotten with the passing of generations, however much the succeeding ones try to reproduce what they think they had heard. Writing shares with archaeo-logical remains a greater, if unequal, durability. Through copious examples across academic and ethnographic spectra and over millennia, Mason examines the disparate functions of traditional "ways of knowing" in contrast to the paradigm of science and critical historiography.