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Escapism

Author : Yi-Fu Tuan
ISBN : 0801865409
Genre : Nature
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In prehistoric times, our ancestors began building shelters and planting crops in order to escape from nature's harsh realities. Today, we flee urban dangers for the safer, reconfigured world of suburban lawns and parks. According to geographer Yi-Fu Tuan, people have always sought to escape in one way or another, sometimes foolishly, often creatively and ingeniously. Glass-tower cities, suburbs, shopping malls, Disneyland—all are among the most recent monuments in our efforts to escape the constraints and uncertainties of life—ultimately, those imposed by nature. "What cultural product," Tuan asks, "is not escape?" In his new book, the capstone of a celebrated career, Tuan shows that escapism is an inescapable component of human thought and culture.

This Virtual Life

Author : Andrew Evans
ISBN : STANFORD:36105110934069
Genre : Computers
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As the media becomes more sophisticated and lifelike, we spend more and moreime in front of television screens. Distinguished psychologist Andrew Evansxamines this warping of reality, and asks where such a path will lead us.;he 21st century presents serious challenges to us all. However, our childrenre growing up thinking the world can be saved by super-heroes, crashedlanes start again at the flick of a switch and people come back to life forhe next round. The author looks at the effects of this distortion of reality.aybe our need to escape the boredom and routine of every day life is beingxploited by the companies who make money by selling us fantasy andimulation. From humour and comedy, to science fiction and computer games,vans examines the variety of distractions available to take our minds offhe daily grind. But how does this new media affect today's children? Whatill be their future tomorrow? And have we become so reliant on escapistantasy that reality can no longer be faced?

Escapism

Author : Bill Bensley
ISBN : 1932476822
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Since 1989 Bensley has designed more than two 200 properties in 30 countries, and this book showcases his imaginative world: lush, detailed, lively, playful and seductive. From the Royal Istana in Malaysia, a private beach house in Phuket, the renowned Siam Hotel, to his latest the InterContinental Danang in Vietnam, more than 500 pages of vivid photographs in large format are included, from 26 projects in 12 countries. ESCAPISM is a visual journey through his profound contributions to hospitality designs, untrammelled in turn by wordy explanation enjoy the visual feast!

Living Dead In Dallas

Author : Charlaine Harris
ISBN : 9781101134047
Genre : Fiction
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The second novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris’s “addictively entertaining”(Locus) Sookie Stackhouse series. Even though Sookie has her own vampire to look out for her—her red-hot, cold-blooded boyfriend, Bill Compton—she has to admit that the bloodsuckers did save her life. So when one of the local Undead asks the cocktail waitress for a favor, she feels like she owes them. Soon, Sookie’s in Dallas using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She’s supposed to interview certain humans involved. There’s just one condition: The vampires must promise to behave—and let the humans go unharmed. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly...

Escapism

Author : Jim Adduci
ISBN : 1419614592
Genre : Education
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These writings reflect my feelings from 1990 to 1993 of lost freedom and loves; and how I dealt with my new world. I crawled inside my head and found someone that I forgot was there.

Escapism

Author : Maria Dee
ISBN : 1497487188
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A university student, Xenia decides to devote all her time to some serious soul searching, literally. Along her shocking path to self realization, the first strange thing Xenia discovers is she's a Diplozoe. She meets Nicholas, a Diplozoe who guides her at a popular nightclub, Styx into a mystical transitory world, a mortal portal between two worlds where the souls of the living and dead intermingle. The second strange thing is Nicholas is part dead... The third strange thing is she's in love. Leave it to Xenia to fall for a dead guy. Two travelers seek out Xenia for guidance. There's a problem though. Something or someone is hindering her awakening...

In Churchill S Shadow

Author : David Cannadine
ISBN : 019517156X
Genre : History
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With In Churchill's Shadow, David Cannadine offers an intriguing look at ways in which perceptions of a glorious past have continued to haunt the British present, often crushing efforts to shake them off. The book centers on Churchill, a titanic figure whose influence spanned the century. Though he was the savior of modern Britain, Churchill was a creature of the Victorian age. Though he proclaimed he had not become Prime Minister to "preside over the liquidation of the British Empire," in effect he was doomed to do just that. And though he has gone down in history for his defiant orations during the crisis of World War II, Cannadine shows that for most of his career Churchill's love of rhetoric was his own worst enemy. Cannadine turns an equally insightful gaze on the institutions and individuals that embodied the image of Britain in this period: Gilbert and Sullivan, Ian Fleming, Noel Coward, the National Trust, and the Palace of Westminster itself, the home and symbol of Britain's parliamentary government. This superb volume offers a wry, sympathetic, yet penetrating look at how national identity evolved in the era of the waning of an empire.

Escaping Escapism

Author : Dave Griffith-Jones
ISBN : 178498180X
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If you find it easy to put off difficult tasks, decisions and conversations... and wish you could replace low-level panic about them with a joyful, can-do confindence... then three things are true of you: 1. You're not the only one - we're all naturally escapists. 2. A bigger, better picture of jesus will transform you and how you approach your life (especially the hard parts). 3. This book will help you. Book jacket.

Escapism

Author : Candice Lee
ISBN : 0997948809
Genre : Poetry
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This is a story about love and loss. This full-color book is a collection of poems and photographs--all written, shot, and arranged by the author. Composed in the style of a memoir, the author shares her stories through words and photos. This window into her emotions reveals the dark side of love as it narrates the journey through relationships, friendships, it's-complicated-ships, and self-identity. The trek is empowering as she struggles through heartaches and numerous trips to isolation in order to find herself. But really, it's a story about beautiful pain and growth.

Escapism In Contemporary Capitalism

Author : Greg Sharzer
ISBN : 1138242314
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