Blame!, 6

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Author: Tsutomu Nihei

Publisher: Vertical Comics

ISBN: 9781942993827

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 400

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BLAME!

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Author: Tsutomu Nihei

Publisher: TokyoPop

ISBN: 9781595328410

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 216

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Killy and Dhomochevsky don't trust each other, but they have a more pressing concern: retrieving Cibo's capsule of human genetic information. The capsule has been stolen by the Silicon Creatures, who will use it to attempt a provisional connection to the Netsphere. Older teens.

Biomega

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Author: Tsutomu Nihei

Publisher: VIZ Media LLC

ISBN: 1421552043

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 200

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Seeking to remake the world, Niarudi--the matriarch of the DRF and the mastermind behind the N5SV drone epidemic--has unleashed the Reverse Morphic Polymer. But unplanned contact during the transformation reduces the planet to ruin. In its place a giant cordlike world appears, complete with its own population and ecosystem. Enveloped by the change, Zoichi, Nishu and the others set out into this bizarre new world to thwart Niarudi's plans. The strange inhabitants of the "cord" bring stranger revelations still, and the struggle to control the future of humanity turns toward its final conflict! -- VIZ Media

Blame It on the Raging Hormones

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Author: Nathan Goh

Publisher: Lethe Press

ISBN: 1590211154

Category: Fiction

Page: 202

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This coming-of-age memoir of an ordinary gay boy from Singapore, in the form of an online journal, is brutally honest, endearing, poignant and raw. Nicky, an insecure youth in Singapore, goes on a journey of love and self-discovery and soon crashes into an underworld of sex, drugs, hustling and betrayal. After a series of failed romance, he heads for a breakdown, especially when his three friends, Dexter, Daniel and Dave, the Triple Ds, who support and guide him, have problems of their own and cannot help him. Can Nicky survive the cruel gay world of superficialities? Will he ever find true love? And is that even the solution to all his problems?

Beyond the Blame Game

Creating Compassion and Ending the Sex War in Your Life

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Author: Dmitri Bilgere

Publisher: Mpc Press

ISBN: 9780961317737

Category: Self-Help

Page: 172

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The Trouble with Blame

Victims, Perpetrators, and Responsibility

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Author: Sharon Lamb

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674910119

Category: Law

Page: 244

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With clarity and compassion, Lamb examines the theories, excuses, and psychotherapies that strip victims of their power and perpetrators of their agency - and thus deprive them of the means to human dignity, healing, and reparation. She shows how the current practice of painting victims as pure innocents may actually help perpetrators of abuse shirk responsibility for their actions; they too can claim to be victims in their own right, passive and will-less in their wrongdoing.

NOiSE

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Author: Tsutomu Nihei

Publisher: TokyoPop

ISBN: 9781427803030

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 192

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"As detective Musubi Susono investigates a series of child kidnappings, her own partner is viciously murdered. But when the investigation takes a brutal turn, she is suddenly confronted by the killer--and his vicious Silicon Creature... "-- Cover, p. [4].

Blaming the Victim

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Author: William Ryan

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307760359

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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The classic work that refutes the lies we tell ourselves about race, poverty and the poorHere are three myths about poverty in America:– Minority children perform poorly in school because they are “culturally deprived.”– African-Americans are handicapped by a family structure that is typically unstable and matriarchal. – Poor people suffer from bad health because of ignorance and lack of interest in proper health care. Blaming the Victim was the first book to identify these truisms as part of the system of denial that even the best-intentioned Americans have constructed around the unpalatable realities of race and class. Originally published in 1970, William Ryan's groundbreaking and exhaustively researched work challenges both liberal and conservative assumptions, serving up a devastating critique of the mindset that causes us to blame the poor for their poverty and the powerless for their powerlessness. More than twenty years later, it is even more meaningful for its diagnosis of the psychic underpinnings of racial and social injustice. From the Paperback edition.

Blame This on the Boogie

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Author: Rina Ayuyang

Publisher: Drawn and Quarterly

ISBN: 9781770463189

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

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The true story of how Hollywood musicals got one person through school, depression, and the challenges of parenthood Inspired by the visual richness and cinematic structure of the Hollywood musical, Blame This on the Boogie chronicles the adventures of a Filipino American girl born in the decade of disco who escapes life’s hardships and mundanity through the genre’s feel-good song-and-dance numbers. Rina Ayuyang explores how the glowing charm of the silver screen can transform reality, shaping a person’s approach to childhood, relationships, sports, reality TV, and eventually politics, parenthood, and mortality. Ayuyang’s comics are as vibrant as the movies that she loves. Her deeply personal, moving stories unveil the magic of the world around us—rendering the ordinary extraordinary through a jazzed-up song-and-dance routine. Ayuyang showcases the way her love of musicals became a form of therapeutic distraction to circumnavigate a childhood of dealing with cultural differences, her struggles with postpartum depression, and an adulthood overshadowed by an increasingly frightening and depressing political climate. Blame This on the Boogie is Ayuyang’s ode to the melody of the world, and shows how tuning out of life and into the magic of Hollywood can actually help an outsider find her place in it.

The Blame Game

Spin, Bureaucracy, and Self-Preservation in Government

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Author: Christopher Hood

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400836819

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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The blame game, with its finger-pointing and mutual buck-passing, is a familiar feature of politics and organizational life, and blame avoidance pervades government and public organizations at every level. Political and bureaucratic blame games and blame avoidance are more often condemned than analyzed. In The Blame Game, Christopher Hood takes a different approach by showing how blame avoidance shapes the workings of government and public services. Arguing that the blaming phenomenon is not all bad, Hood demonstrates that it can actually help to pin down responsibility, and he examines different kinds of blame avoidance, both positive and negative. Hood traces how the main forms of blame avoidance manifest themselves in presentational and "spin" activity, the architecture of organizations, and the shaping of standard operating routines. He analyzes the scope and limits of blame avoidance, and he considers how it plays out in old and new areas, such as those offered by the digital age of websites and e-mail. Hood assesses the effects of this behavior, from high-level problems of democratic accountability trails going cold to the frustrations of dealing with organizations whose procedures seem to ensure that no one is responsible for anything. Delving into the inner workings of complex institutions, The Blame Game proves how a better understanding of blame avoidance can improve the quality of modern governance, management, and organizational design.

Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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Author: Linda Beech,Mildred D. Taylor

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590389273

Category: Education

Page: 16

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Winner of the Newbery Medal, this remarkably moving novel has impressed the hearts and minds of millions of readers. Set in Mississippi at the height of the Depression, this is the story of one family's struggle to maintain their integrity, pride, and independence in the face of racism and social injustice. And it is also Cassie's story Cassie Logan, an independent girl who discovers over the course of an important year why having land of their own is so crucial to the Logan family, even as she learns to draw strength from her own sense of dignity and self-respect. * " A] vivid story.... Entirely through its own internal development, the novel shows the rich inner rewards of black pride, love, and independence." Booklist, starred review"

Blame It on the Bass

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Author: Lexxie Couper

Publisher: Entangled: Select Contemporary

ISBN: 1633759806

Category: Fiction

Page: 150

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Corbin Smith knows he needs to do something drastic to help his partner, Levi Levistan, out of the grief he’s been lost to. Witnessing the chemistry still present between Levi and his old high school flame, Corbin is surprised by a jolt of arousal and the beginning of an idea. Nothing unsettles Sonja Stone. She’s not even surprised at her body’s powerful reaction to Levi after all these years. But when Levi’s lover approaches them, eyes smoldering with hunger, his suggestion shakes Sonja to the core. Sensing their unspoken wounds, Sonja agrees to take a chance on a threesome. Their union is explosively perfect, but something is holding Levi back from sealing their emotional connection. Something that could destroy their newfound balance and love. Each book in the Heart of Fame series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Love’s Rhythm Book #2 Muscle for Hire Book #3 Guarded Desires Book #4 Steady Beat Book #5 Lead Me On Book #6 Blame it on the Bass Book #7 Getting Played Book #8 Blackthorne

Hatchet

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Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442403322

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover. Hatchet has also been nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present. At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understanding of himself and his parents.

BLAME!

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Author: Tsutomu Nihei

Publisher: Kodansha Comics

ISBN: 1682339939

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 330

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In this final installment, Kyrii, still searching for the Net Terminal Gene, traces the steps of Cibo, reincarnated as a Level 9 Safeguard, and Sanakan, now a representative of the Administration. As Sanakan guides Cibo to a safe place where her sphere can develop in peace, Cibo is captured by the Silicon Life. Sanakan contacts Kyrii requesting his help in rescuing Cibo, because in her current form she may hold the key to saving the city. Sanakan risks everything in the battle against the Silicon Life. Kyrii arrives at a critical moment, and continues his endless journey while carrying the embodiment of hope for a different future beyond the outer limits of the city…

The Limits of Blame

Rethinking Punishment and Responsibility

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Author: Erin I. Kelly

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674980778

Category: Philosophy

Page: 216

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Faith in the power and righteousness of retribution has taken over the American criminal justice system. Approaching punishment and responsibility from a philosophical perspective, Erin Kelly challenges the moralism behind harsh treatment of criminal offenders and calls into question our society’s commitment to mass incarceration.

A Critical Lexicon and Concordance to the English and Greek New Testament

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Author: E. W. Bullinger

Publisher: Kregel Academic

ISBN: 9780825494451

Category: Religion

Page: 1040

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This classic lexicon and concordance is now back in print based on popular demand! English words appear in alphabetical order along with the equivalent Greek words, their literal and derivative meanings, and a list of passages in which they appear. Includes a comprehensive Greek-English index.

Holes

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Author: Louis Sachar

Publisher: Yearling

ISBN: 9780307798367

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS From the Paperback edition.

The Killer Angels

A Novel

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Author: Michael Shaara

Publisher: Civil War Trilogy

ISBN: 034540727X

Category: Fiction

Page: 374

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A novel based on the action Battle of Gettysburg.