The Circle

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Author: Dave Eggers

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385351402

Category: Fiction

Page: 504

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Now a Major Motion Picture starring Emma Watson and Tom Hanks. A bestselling dystopian novel that tackles surveillance, privacy and the frightening intrusions of technology in our lives. When Mae Holland is hired to work for the Circle, the world’s most powerful internet company, she feels she’s been given the opportunity of a lifetime. The Circle, run out of a sprawling California campus, links users’ personal emails, social media, banking, and purchasing with their universal operating system, resulting in one online identity and a new age of civility and transparency. As Mae tours the open-plan office spaces, the towering glass dining facilities, the cozy dorms for those who spend nights at work, she is thrilled with the company’s modernity and activity. There are parties that last through the night, there are famous musicians playing on the lawn, there are athletic activities and clubs and brunches, and even an aquarium of rare fish retrieved from the Marianas Trench by the CEO. Mae can’t believe her luck, her great fortune to work for the most influential company in the world—even as life beyond the campus grows distant, even as a strange encounter with a colleague leaves her shaken, even as her role at the Circle becomes increasingly public. What begins as the captivating story of one woman’s ambition and idealism soon becomes a heart-racing novel of suspense, raising questions about memory, history, privacy, democracy, and the limits of human knowledge.

Will the Circle be Unbroken?

Aboriginal Communities, Restorative Justice, and the Challenges of Conflict and Change

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Author: E. J. Dickson-Gilmore,Carol La Prairie

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 0802086748

Category: Social Science

Page: 268

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Embraced with zeal by a wide array of activists and policymakers, the restorative justice movement has made promises to reduce the disproportionate rates of Aboriginal involvement in crime and the criminal justice system and to offer a healing model suitable to Aboriginal communities. Such promises should be the focus of considerable critical analysis and evaluation, yet this kind of scrutiny has largely been absent. 'Will the Circle be Unbroken?' explores and confronts the potential and pitfalls of restorative justice, offering a much-needed critical perspective. Drawing on their shared experiences working with Aboriginal communities, Jane Dickson-Gilmore and Carol LaPrairie examine the outcomes of restorative justice projects, paying special attention to such prominent programs as conferencing, sentencing circles, and healing circles. They also look to Aboriginal justice reforms in other countries, comparing and contrasting Canadian reforms with the restorative efforts in New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. 'Will the Circle be Unbroken?' provides a comprehensive overview of the critical issues in Aboriginal and restorative justice, placing these in the context of community. It examines the essential role of community in furthering both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal aspirations for restorative justice.

Entering the Circle

Hermeneutic Investigation in Psychology

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Author: Martin J. Packer,Richard B. Addison

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791400142

Category: Psychology

Page: 329

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Entering the Circle addresses the practical and methodological aspects of research within the interpretive or hermeneutic perspective. It contains descriptions of exemplary interpretive research projects in psychology and closely allied fields. Offering insight into the range and subtleties of the methods of interpretive inquiry, this collection challenges the reader to question the assumptions behind more traditional research that aims, instead, to objectify human phenomena.

Literature Circle Guide Bud, Not Buddy

Grades 4-8

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Author: Kathy Pounds

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780439355346

Category: Education

Page: 32

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Suggested activities to be used in the classroom to accompany the reading of Bud, not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Concluding Circle Time with Secondary Students

A Seven Lesson Programme for 13 to 14 Year Olds

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Author: Charlie Smith

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781904315155

Category: Creative activities and seat work

Page: 92

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Charlie has drawn on her experience of working with secondary pupils to produce this book. It provides a developmental series of lessons providing a wonderful programme. This resource comprises of seven sessions with comprehensive facilitator notes and copiable resources. Topics covered include: " peer pressure " individuality " disagreements " victimisation. This book will assist pupils to develop three key areas: " awareness and development of self " development of personal skills " improve understanding of groups and group processes. The process of Circle Time helps meet the requirements of the Citizenship and PSHE curriculum.

How Round Is Your Circle?

Where Engineering and Mathematics Meet

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Author: John Bryant,Chris Sangwin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400837952

Category: Mathematics

Page: 320

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How do you draw a straight line? How do you determine if a circle is really round? These may sound like simple or even trivial mathematical problems, but to an engineer the answers can mean the difference between success and failure. How Round Is Your Circle? invites readers to explore many of the same fundamental questions that working engineers deal with every day--it's challenging, hands-on, and fun. John Bryant and Chris Sangwin illustrate how physical models are created from abstract mathematical ones. Using elementary geometry and trigonometry, they guide readers through paper-and-pencil reconstructions of mathematical problems and show them how to construct actual physical models themselves--directions included. It's an effective and entertaining way to explain how applied mathematics and engineering work together to solve problems, everything from keeping a piston aligned in its cylinder to ensuring that automotive driveshafts rotate smoothly. Intriguingly, checking the roundness of a manufactured object is trickier than one might think. When does the width of a saw blade affect an engineer's calculations--or, for that matter, the width of a physical line? When does a measurement need to be exact and when will an approximation suffice? Bryant and Sangwin tackle questions like these and enliven their discussions with many fascinating highlights from engineering history. Generously illustrated, How Round Is Your Circle? reveals some of the hidden complexities in everyday things.

The Circle of Bliss

Buddhist Meditational Art

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Author: John C. Huntington,Dina Bangdel,Robert A. F. Thurman

Publisher: Serindia Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 1932476016

Category: Art

Page: 560

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Published in conjunction with a 2003 exhibition co-organized by the Columbus Museum of Art and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, this hefty, oversize (10x13 catalogue features approximately 160 powerful masterpieces of Indian, Nepalese, Tibetan, Chinese, and Mongolian art produced over the pa

Introduction to Circle Packing

The Theory of Discrete Analytic Functions

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Author: Kenneth Stephenson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521823562

Category: Mathematics

Page: 356

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Kenneth Stephenson introduces a new mathematical topic known as 'circle packing', taking the reader from first definitions to latest theory, computations and applications.