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Kids and Credibility

by Elisia Choi, Rebekah Pure, Ryan Medders & Alex Markov et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

How well do children navigate the ocean of information that is available online? The enormous variety of Web-based resources represents both opportunities and challenges for Internet-savvy kids, offering extraordinary...


Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture

by Alice J. Robison, Katie Clinton, Margaret Weigel & Ravi Purushotma et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Many teens today who use the Internet are actively involved in participatory cultures -- joining online communities (Facebook, message boards, game clans), producing creative work in new forms (digital sampling,...


Out of the Shadows, Into the Streets!

by Sasha Costanza-Chock The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

An exploration of social movement media practices in an increasingly complex media ecology, through richly detailed cases of immigrant rights activism.

For decades, social movements have vied for attention from...


The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age

by Zoë Marie Jones, David Theo Goldberg & Cathy N. Davidson The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this report, Cathy Davidson and David Theo Goldberg focus on the potential for shared and interactive learning made possible by the Internet. They argue that the single most important characteristic of the...


The Future of Thinking

by Zoë Marie Jones, David Theo Goldberg & Cathy N. Davidson The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Over the past two decades, the way we learn has changed dramatically. We have new sources of information and new ways to exchange and to interact with information. But our schools and the way we teach have remained...


Young People, Ethics, and the New Digital Media

by Howard Gardner, Margaret Rundle, Lindsay Pettingill & John M. Francis et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Social networking, blogging, vlogging, gaming, instant messaging, downloading music and other content, uploading and sharing their own creative work: these activities made possible by the new digital media are...


Privacy on the Line

by Susan Landau & Whitfield Diffie The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

A penetrating and insightful study of privacy and security in telecommunications for a post-9/11, post-Patriot Act world.

Telecommunication has never been perfectly secure. The Cold War culture of recording devices...


The Civic Potential of Video Games

by Chris Evans, Ellen Middaugh & Joseph Kahne The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

This report focuses on the civic aspects of video game play among youth. According to a 2006 survey, 58 percent of young people aged 15 to 25 were civically "disengaged," meaning that they participated in fewer...


New Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and "Worked Examples" as One Way Forward

by James Paul Gee The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this report, noted scholar James Paul Gee discusses the evolution of digital media and learning (DMAL) from its infancy as an "academic area" into a more organized field or coherent discipline. Distinguishing...


We Used to Wait

by Rebecca Kinskey The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Music videos were once something broadcast by MTV and received on our TV screens. Today, music videos are searched for, downloaded, and viewed on our computer screens -- or produced in our living rooms and uploaded...


Street-Fighting Mathematics

by Sanjoy Mahajan The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

An antidote to mathematical rigor mortis, teaching how to guess answers without needing a proof or an exact calculation.

In problem solving, as in street fighting, rules are for fools: do whatever works—don't...


The Digital Rights Movement

by Hector Postigo The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

The evolution of activism against the expansion of copyright in the digital domain, with case studies of resistance including eBook and iTunes hacks.

The movement against restrictive digital copyright protection...


Participatory Politics

by Elisabeth Soep The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Although they may disavow politics as such, civic-minded young people use every means and media at their disposal to carry out the basic tasks of citizenship. Through a mix of face-to-face and digital methods,...


Free Innovation

by Eric von Hippel The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In this book, Eric von Hippel, author of the influential Democratizing Innovation, integrates new theory and research findings into the framework of a "free innovation paradigm." Free innovation, as he defines...


Democratizing Innovation

by Eric von Hippel The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Innovation is rapidly becoming democratized. Users, aided by improvements in computer and communications technology, increasingly can develop their own new products and services. These innovating users - both...


Knowledge Unbound

by Peter Suber The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

In these texts, Suber makes the case for open access to research; answers common questions, objections, and misunderstandings; analyzes policy issues; and documents the growth and evolution of open access during...


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by Noah Vawter, Mark Sample, Casey Reas & Michael Mateas et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

A single line of code offers a way to understand the cultural context of computing.

This book takes a single line of code—the extremely concise BASIC program for the Commodore 64 inscribed in the title—and...


Living and Learning with New Media

by Lisa Tripp, Christo Sims, Dan Perkel & Katynka Z. Martínez et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

This report summarizes the results of an ambitious three-year ethnographic study, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, into how young people are living and learning with new media in...


Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out

by Lisa Tripp, Christo Sims, Laura Robinson & Dan Perkel et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

An examination of young people's everyday new media practices—including video-game playing, text-messaging, digital media production, and social media use.

Conventional wisdom about young people's use of digital...


Peer Participation and Software

by David R. Booth The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Firefox, a free Web browser developed by the Mozilla Foundation, is used by an estimated 270 million people worldwide. To maintain and improve the Firefox browser, Mozilla depends not only on its team of professional...


Digital Media and Technology in Afterschool Programs, Libraries, and Museums

by Susana Smith Bautista, Maura Klosterman, Anne Balsamo & Christo Sims et al. The MIT Press (June 08, 2018)

Digital media and technology have become culturally and economically powerful parts of contemporary middle-class American childhoods. Immersed in various forms of digital media as well as mobile and Web-based...


Diva Nation

by Laura Miller & Rebecca Copeland University of California Press (June 08, 2018)

Diva Nation explores the constructed nature of female iconicity in Japan. From ancient goddesses and queens to modern singers and writers, this edited volume critically reconsiders the female icon, tracing how...


Complete Vocal Fitness

by Claudia Friedlander Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 05, 2018)

Complete Vocal Fitness: A Singer’s Guide to Physical Training, Anatomy, and Biomechanics is a primer on sport-specific training for vocal athletes. Elite athletes apply cutting-edge research in movement and...


Absorbing the Blow

by Steven Wolinetz & Andrej Zaslove ECPR Press (May 31, 2018)

The significance of populist parties and their presence in party systems is undeniable. Parties like the Dutch Freedom Party, the French National Front, and the Five Star Movement in Italy rank among the largest...


Corporate Venturing

by Dado Van Peteghem & Omar Mohout Die Keure Publishing (May 30, 2018)

Different strategies and tactics to accelerate innovation and growth through collaboration.

This is not the hype story of how cool startups are and why you should invest in them with a fund or setup an accelerator....


Marie Curie

by 50MINUTES.Com 50Minutes.com (May 30, 2018)

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and career of Marie Curie in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and work of Marie...


Frank Norris and American Naturalism

by Donald Pizer Anthem Press (May 30, 2018)

‘Frank Norris and American Naturalism’ brings together in one volume Donald Pizer’s lifelong exploration of Frank Norris’s work, ranging from his 1955 discussion of point of view in ‘The Octopus’...


Black Friday

by Alex Irvine Tom Doherty Associates (May 30, 2018)

In a dark future America where consumerism and gun culture are unchecked, a young family teams up to celebrate the first shopping day of the Christmas season in the most patriotic way possible ... in Alex Irvine's...


To Be Perfect Is to Have Changed Often

by Ryan J. Marr Fortress Academic (May 30, 2018)

This study approaches John Henry Newman’s writings on the church from a fresh perspective by examining the development of Newman’s ecclesiological outlook over time. It demonstrates that it can be misleading...


A story to kill time

by Laurent Peyronnet & Godo Dadoclem (May 28, 2018)

A dreamlike travel in the Vikings and Lapps land !

Magnus, a ten-year old Norwegian boy, discovers a magic bookcase which enables him to travel in time through Scandinavian history. In the company of Rognetide...


Word, Liturgy, Charity

by Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate, Mary L. Gautier, Thomas P. Gaunt & Thu T. Do et al. Lexington Books (May 28, 2018)

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the restoration of the diaconate as a permanent and stable order of ministry in the United States, the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) at Georgetown...


Illuminating Justice

by Jonathan Homrighausen & Michael F. Patella Liturgical Press (May 21, 2018)

Illuminating Justice explores the call to social ethics in The Saint John’s Bible, the first major handwritten and hand-illuminated Christian Bible since the invention of the printing press. Situating his...


National Geographic Kids Readers: Bugs (Readers)

by National Geographic Kids & Shira Evans National Geographic Kids (May 19, 2018)

Young readers learn all about insects in this new Pre-reader from National Geographic Kids.

Through text features such as a vocabulary tree and wrap-up activity, kids will be introduced to vocabulary in concept...


National Gegoraphic Kids Readers: Animal Homes (Readers)

by National Geographic Kids & Shira Evans National Geographic Kids (May 19, 2018)

Young readers learn all about animal abodes–from cozy dens to towering trees–in this new Pre-reader from National Geographic Kids.

Through text features such as a vocabulary tree and wrap-up activity, kids...


The Disappeared: A gripping crime mystery full of twists and turns!

by Ali Harper Killer Reads (May 18, 2018)

YOU’LL NEVER FIND ME…

A twisty, compelling, characterful crime thriller from a major new talent.

NOT TO BE MISSED!

A distraught mother…

When Susan Wilkins walks into No Stone Unturned, Leeds’s newest...


Birds of a Feather (The House of Birds and Butterflies, Book 4)

by Cressida McLaughlin HarperCollins (May 18, 2018)

A gorgeous new romantic series from the bestselling author of The Canal Boat Cafe

Summer is in full swing on the Meadowsweet Nature Reserve and Abby is wondering what the future holds for her and Jack. Can she...


The Love Islands Collection: Bought to Carry His Heir / The Doctor She Left Behind / A Miracle for the Baby Doctor / His Accidental Heir / Claiming His Wedding Night / Still So Hot! (Mills & Boon e-Book Collections)

by Jane Porter, Scarlet Wilson, Meredith Webber & Joanne Rock et al. Mills & Boon (May 17, 2018)

Six sizzling Island romances to celebrate the summer!

Featuring:

Bought to Carry His Heir by Jane Porter

The Doctor She Left Behind by Scarlet Wilson

A Miracle for the Baby Doctor by Meredith Webber

His Accidental...


Greek Bachelors: Paying The Price: What the Greek's Money Can't Buy / What the Greek Can't Resist / What The Greek Wants Most (Mills & Boon M&B)

by Maya Blake Mills & Boon (May 17, 2018)

The untameable Greeks…

Oil magnate Sakis Pantelides is drop-dead gorgeous, wealthy and the only thing he can’t have is his stunning assistant, Brianna – because she’s the only woman this cynical Greek...


The Winner Takes It All: Winning Back His Wife / In Her Rival's Arms / Royally Seduced (A Real Prince) (Mills & Boon By Request)

by Melissa McClone, Alison Roberts & Marie Donovan Mills & Boon By Request (May 17, 2018)

Winning Back His Wife by Melissa McClone

When Sarah ends up in hospital, she's shocked to find the dreamy doc by her bedside is her soon-to-be ex-husband, Cullen Grey! Could caring for his wife give the couple...


Broken Resolutions: A Rule Worth Breaking / The Man She Can't Forget / Billionaire Boss, M.D. (The Billionaires of Black Castle) (Mills & Boon By Request)

by Maggie Cox & Olivia Gates Mills & Boon By Request (May 17, 2018)

A Rule Worth Breaking by Maggie Cox

World-class music producer Jake never gives into temptation when it comes to work. But Caitlin is an irresistible force… and the ultimate test of his golden rule.

The...


Finding The Texas Wolf (Mills & Boon Supernatural)

by Karen Whiddon Mills & Boon Supernatural (May 17, 2018)

The Shadow Agency is on the case…

Investigator – and werewolf – Maggie Kinslow is used to uncovering secrets, but reporter Jake Cassell’s hoping to prove shapeshifters exist. To protect her kind, she...


The Billionaire Werewolf's Princess (Mills & Boon Supernatural)

by Michele Hauf Mills & Boon Supernatural (May 17, 2018)

Fangs…

…and fairy dust

Ryland James is a wealthy philanthropist. He’s also a werewolf, and the son of the Fairy king. Indigo DuCharme seems like a typical socialite, but as she moves deeper into Ry’s...


Texas Grit (Mills & Boon Heroes) (Crisis: Cattle Barge, Book 3)

by Barb Han Mills & Boon Heroes (May 17, 2018)

He must face his demons, to rescue his friend

When Dade Butler and Carrie Palmer are reunited after years apart, neither imagined the sizzling chemistry that would erupt. When a stalker nearly kills Carrie,...


Two Dauntless Hearts (Mills & Boon Heroes) (Mission: Six, Book 2)

by Elle James Mills & Boon Heroes (May 17, 2018)

Two souls alone in the desert – sparks begin to fly.

Stranded on the savannah, Marly Simpson begins to find Percy Taylor rather interesting. But when Marley and the plane disappear Percy must rally his...


Black Rock Guardian (Mills & Boon Heroes) (Apache Protectors: Wolf Den, Book 4)

by Jenna Kernan Mills & Boon Heroes (May 17, 2018)

When you play both sides…there’s always a price

Ty Redhorse finds himself tied at a crossroads when he meets FBI agent Beth Hoosay. Forced to choose between his gang and Beth, Ty isn’t sure how much longer...


Sin And Bone (Mills & Boon Heroes) (Colby Agency: Sexi-ER, Book 2)

by Debra Webb Mills & Boon Heroes (May 17, 2018)

A deep dark secret and red-hot desire

When Devon Pierce is framed for murdering his wife, Isabella Lytle knows she needs to do everything she can to clear his name. Bella must coax out Devon’s deepest secret...


Cease Fire (Mills & Boon Heroes) (Omega Sector: Under Siege, Book 3)

by Janie Crouch Mills & Boon Heroes (May 17, 2018)

A sordid past, a killer secret…

When Keira Spencer is targeted by a killer, only handsome Omega agent Roman can save her. From entirely different worlds, Roman needs to get over Keira’s infamous past...


Stranded With The Detective (Mills & Boon Heroes) (Tennessee SWAT, Book 3)

by Lena Diaz Mills & Boon Heroes (May 17, 2018)

He vows to save her, but can he keep his promise…

After SWAT officer Colby Vale and Piper Caraway find themselves stranded in the wilderness, Colby vows to protect Piper. But can they fight against nature...


Tangled Vows (Mills & Boon Desire) (Marriage at First Sight, Book 1)

by Yvonne Lindsay Mills & Boon Desire (May 17, 2018)

Can two business rivals find their happy-ever-after?

An arranged marriage is the only way Yasmin Carter can save her family’s company. But the handsome man waiting at the altar is Ilya Horvath, her bitter...


One Unforgettable Weekend (Mills & Boon Desire) (Millionaires of Manhattan, Book 7)

by Andrea Laurence Mills & Boon Desire (May 17, 2018)

An accident stole her memory. A chance encounter brings it back.

Violet Niarchos can’t recall the affair that gave her a child. But when she runs into Aidan Murphy, she knows the sexy bar owner is no stranger...