Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save Our Plugged-in World
by: Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc.
Product rating: 4.9 with 8 reviews
Can teaching media literacy really change the world? Researchers predict that, in 2015, the average American will spend more than fifteen hours every day listening, reading, clicking, and viewing media
. Without question, television, films, radio, and music, the Internet, social media, news programs, and books and magazines are part of our daily lives.
And while some claim that all of this media consumption is detrimental to society, the truth is it doesn’t have to be. Times have changed. Technology connects us today in new and exciting ways. We have more choices and more control than ever, regarding what and when we will watch, listen to, and read. And, as Julie Smith explains in Master the Media: How Teaching Media Literacy Can Save Our Plugged-in World, with that control comes a heightened level of responsibility to think critically about the content we consume.
Written to help teachers and parents educate the next generation, Master the Media explains the history, purpose, and messages behind the media. The point isn’t to get kids to unplug; it’s to help them make informed choices, understand the difference between truth and lies, and discern perception from reality. Critical thinking leads to smarter decisions-and it’s why media literacy can save the world.
Posted in Communication & Media Studies Tagged with: Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc., Literacy, Master, Media, Plugged-in, Save, Teaching, World
A Master Plan for Rescue: A Novel
by: Riverhead Books
Product rating: 4.2 with 13 reviews
A magical novel about the surprising acts we are capable of in the name of love.
Set in 1942 New York and Berlin, A Master Plan for Rescue is an enchanting novel about the life-giving powers of storytelling, and the heroism that can be inspired by love. In essence, it is two love stories. It is the story of a child who worships his parents, then loses his father to an accident and his mother to her resulting grief. And it is the story of a young man who stumbles into the romance of his life, then watches her decline, forever changing the arc of his future. Each is propelled by the belief that if he acts heroically enough, it will restore some part of what — or whom — he has lost.
But when they meet, this boy and this man, their combined grief and magical thinking will allow them to dream the impossible. Sharing stories of the people they have lost, they are inspired to join forces and act in their memory. To do something so memorable that it might actually bring their loved ones back – even if only in spirit.
A Master Plan for Rescue is a beautiful tale, propelled by history and imagination, that suggests people’s impact upon the world doesn’t necessarily end with their lives, and that, to some degree, we are the sum of the stories we tell.
Posted in Coming of Age Tagged with: Master, Novel, Plan, Rescue, Riverhead Books
Jonathan Little’s Excelling at No-Limit Hold’em: Leading poker experts discuss how to study, play and master NLHE
by: D & B Publishing
Product rating: 5.0 with 7 reviews
Excelling at No-Limit Hold’em is a sensation in poker publishing. Renowned poker professional and author Jonathan Little brings together 17 of the greatest no-limit experts in the world to discuss all aspects of the game. These experts include superstars such as Phil Hellmuth, Chris Moneymaker, Mike Sexton and Jared Tendler.
n Part 1 strategies are analysed for topics such as understanding the fundamentals, satellite play, lower-buy in events, analysing tells and moving up in stakes
Part 2 sees a thorough technical breakdown of the game including sections on range analysis, game theory optimal play, short stack strategies, value betting and final table play.
As any serious poker will confirm, the technical side is only half the battle and so Part 3 deals with mental toughness, psychology and understanding tilt.
Excelling at No-Limit Hold‘em provides all the tools that an aspiring player needs to understand no-limit hold‘em. It is a must buy for anyone who is serious about wanting to improve their poker.
Posted in Poker Tagged with: D & B Publishing, discuss, Excelling, Experts, Hold'em, Jonathan, Leading, Little's, Master, NLHE, No-Limit, Play, Poker, Study
The Master Guide to Drawing Anime: How to Draw Original Characters from Simple Templates
by: Drawing with Christopher Hart
Product rating: 4.8 with 6 reviews
Nothing satisfies anime artists more than creating original characters for comics and graphic novels—and bestselling author Christopher Hart helps them achieve this goal. He provides insight into the six most popular anime types, from schoolgirls and boys to vengeful bad guys and fantasy creatures, along with templates; step-by-step drawing exercises; and “menus” of head and body types, outfits, and accessories.
Posted in Cartooning Tagged with: Anime, Characters, Draw, Drawing, Drawing with Christopher Hart, from, Guide, Master, Original, Simple, Templates
I Married a Master
by: Audible Studios
Product rating: 4.2 with 187 reviews
A standalone romance focusing on a new couple – and guest starring all the I Married a Billionaire characters you know and love!
Marrying a kinky billionaire wasn’t exactly in my 10-year plan.
Benjamin Chase is not my type. He’s abrasive. He’s arrogant. He doesn’t take anything seriously. I’d die before I dated him, but he has something different in mind.
He has to get married in the next nine months, or he loses his company to his ex-wife. And apparently I’m the most eligible bachelorette in town. If I accept I’ll have a fortune and the opportunity to prove my acting skills with the role of a lifetime. But I also have to accept Ben’s quirks – including the fact that he prefers his women bowing and scraping in a ridiculous parody of gender roles I thought we left behind, oh, several decades ago. I have absolutely no intention of submitting in private, but I’ll have to be by his side at all the right clubs and parties – pretending to be his property. He says it’s all a game, but my head says to run away.
My heart, on the other hand…not to mention certain other parts of me…secretly craves his discipline. I have to keep reminding myself that it’s not really on offer. This is all just an act.
Posted in Contemporary Tagged with: Audible Studios, Married, Master
Skylanders Trap Team: Master Eon’s Official Guide (Skylanders Universe)
by: Grosset & Dunlap
Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews
is the fourth game in the Skylanders franchise, and this official guide is the definitive source for all the new realms and characters. This 176-page book will help young Portal Masters navigate all the new and exciting adventures in Skylanders Trap Team.
Also includes a fold-out full-color poster.
Posted in Video & Electronic Tagged with: Eon's, Grosset & Dunlap, Guide, Master, Official, Skylanders, Team, Trap, Universe
Disrupt You!: Master Personal Transformation, Seize Opportunity, and Thrive in the Era of Endless Innovation
by: Flatiron Books
Product rating: 4.9 with 116 reviews
In today’s volatile business landscape, adaptability and creativity are more crucial than ever. It is no longer possible-or even desirable-to learn one set of job skills and to work your way up the ladder. At the same time, entrepreneurs with great ideas for new products or technologies that could change the world often struggle to capture the attention of venture capital firms and incubators; finding the funding necessary to launch a start-up can feel impossible. The business leaders of our future must anticipate change to create their own opportunities for personal satisfaction and professional success. In Disrupt You!, Jay Samit, a digital media expert who has launched, grown, and sold start-ups and Fortune 500 companies alike, describes the unique method he has used to invent new markets and expand established businesses.
Samit has been at the helm of businesses in the ecommerce, digital video, social media, mobile communications, and software industries, helping to navigate them through turbulent economic times and guide them through necessary transformation so that they stay ahead of the curve. In Disrupt You!, he reveals how specific strategies that help companies flourish can be applied at an individual level to help anyone can achieve success and lasting prosperity-without needing to raise funds from outside investors.
Incorporating stories from his own experience and anecdotes from other innovators and disruptive businesses-including Richard Branson, Steve Jobs, Elon Musk, YouTube, Circ du Soleil, Odor Eaters, Iams, Silly Putty, and many more-Samit shows how personal transformation can reap entrepreneurial and professional rewards. Disrupt You! offers clear and empowering advice for anyone looking to break through; for anyone with a big idea but with no idea how to apply it; and for anyone worried about being made irrelevant in an era of technological transformation. This engaging, perspective-shifting book demystifies the mechanics of disruption for individuals and businesses alike.
Posted in Decision-Making & Problem Solving Tagged with: Disrupt, Endless, Flatiron Books, Innovation, Master, Opportunity, Personal, Seize, Thrive, Transformation, You!
Master No (Masters and Mercenaries) (Volume 9)
by: DLZ Entertainment
Product rating: 4.9 with 24 reviews
Disavowed by those he swore to protect…
Tennessee Smith is a wanted man. Betrayed by his government and hunted by his former employer, he’s been stripped of everything he holds dear. If the CIA finds him, they’re sure to take his life as well. His only shot at getting it all back is taking down the man who burned him. He knows just how to get to Senator Hank McDonald and that’s through his daughter, Faith. In order to seduce her, he must become something he never thought he’d be—a Dom.
Overcome by isolation and duty…
All her life, Dr. Faith “Mac” McDonald has felt alone, even among her family. Dedicating herself to helping others and making a difference in the world has brought her some peace, but a year spent fighting the Ebola virus in West Africa has taken a toll. She’s come home for two months of relaxation before she goes back into the field. After holding so many lives in her hands, nothing restores her like the act of submission. Returning to her favorite club, Mac is drawn to the mysterious new Dom all the subs are talking about, Master No. In the safety of his arms, she finds herself falling head over heels in love.
Forced to choose between love and revenge…
On an exclusive Caribbean island, Ten and Mac explore their mutual attraction, but her father’s plots run deeper than Ten could possibly have imagined. With McKay-Taggart by his side, Ten searches for a way to stop the senator, even as his feelings for Mac become too strong to deny. In the end, he must choose between love and revenge—a choice that will change his life forever.
A Masters and Mercenaries Novel by Lexi Blake
Posted in Romantic Suspense Tagged with: DLZ Entertainment, Master, Masters, Mercenaries, Volume
The Dog Master: A Novel of the First Dog
by: Forge Books
Product rating: 4.9 with 11 reviews
Set against the most dramatic time in our species’ history, The Dog Master tells the story of one tribe’s struggle for survival and one extraordinary man’s bond with a wolf-a friendship that changed mankind forever
Thirty thousand years ago, ice was storming the planet. Among the species forced out of the trees and onto the steppes by the advancing cold was modern man, who was both predator and prey.
No stranger to the experiences that make us human-a mother’s love and a father’s betrayal, tribal war and increasing famine, political intrigue and forbidden love, joy and hope and devastating loss-our ancestors competed for scant resources in a brutal landscape.
Mankind stood on the cold brink of extinction…but they had a unique advantage over other species, a new technology-domesticated wolves.
Only a set of extraordinary circumstances could have transformed one of these fierce creatures into a hunting companion, a bodyguard, a soldier, and a friend. The Dog Master by W. Bruce Cameron is an evocative glimpse of prehistory, an emotional coming of age saga, a thrilling tale of survival against all odds, and the exciting, imaginative story of the first dog.
Posted in Family Saga Tagged with: First, Forge Books, Master, Novel
Master of Formalities
by: Brilliance Audio
Product rating: 4.7 with 14 reviews
Even when finding oneself engaged in interstellar war, good form must be observed. Our story is set thousands of years after the Terran Exodus, where two powerful, planet-dominating families – the elegant House Jakabitus and the less refined Hahn Empire – have reached a critical point in their generations-long war. Master Hennik, the Hahn ruler’s only son, has been captured, and the disposition of his internment may represent a last and welcome chance for peace.
Enter Wollard, the impeccably distinguished and impossibly correct Master of Formalities for House Jakabitus. When he suggests that Master Hennik be taken in as a ward of the House, certain complications arise. Wollard believes utterly and devotedly in adhering to rules and good etiquette. But how does one inform the ruler of a planet that you are claiming his son as your own – and still create enough goodwill to deescalate an intergalactic war?
Posted in Adventure Tagged with: Brilliance Audio, Formalities, Master