Life Story


Author: Virginia Lee Burton
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547348858
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 80
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Earth takes center stage in this updated version of Virginia Lee Burton’s 1962 classic Life Story. Told through five acts, Burton’s art and text tell the history of earth from beginning to present day. Readers will gain an in-depth understanding of the planet’s history and their leading roles in it today. The ebook has been updated with cutting-edge science, including up-to-the-minute information on fossil records and the geologic principles.

The Life Story Interview


Author: Robert Atkinson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761904281
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 97
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First-person narratives are a fundamental tool at the disposal of the qualitative researcher. This volume provides specific suggestions and guidelines for preparing for and carrying out a life story interview.

Life Stories

The Creation of Coherence
Author: Charlotte Linde
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780195360844
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 256
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All adult speakers in Western cultures have life stories argues Charlotte Linde, and the ways in which these life stories are formed and exchanged with others have a powerful effect on all of us. Life stories express our sense of self, who we are and how we got that way. According to Linde, we also use these stories to show that our lives can be understood as coherent, and to assert or negotiate group membership. These life stories take part in the highest level of social constructions, since they are built on cultural assumptions about what is expected in a life, what the norms for a successful life are, and what common or special belief systems are necessary to establish coherence. The life story, illuminated by this engrossing study, is a form of everyday discourse which has not previously been precisely defined or studied. It is an oral, discontinuous unit, consisting of stories which are retold in a variety of forms over a long period of time, and which may be revised and changed as the speaker comes to drop old meanings and add new ones to parts of the life story. The life story is a particularly rich and important area for study, because it represents a crossroads of linguistic structure and social practice. Linde's analysis is of importance to linguistics, as well as having broader implications for anthropology, psychology, and sociology.

Computers

The Life Story of a Technology
Author: Eric G. Swedin,David L. Ferro
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801887741
Category: Computers
Page: 166
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Originally published: Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2005.

Power, Intimacy, and the Life Story

Personological Inquiries Into Identity
Author: Dan P. McAdams
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9780898625066
Category: Psychology
Page: 336
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Who am I? And how do I fit into the world? These are the questions individuals ask themselves to make sense of their lives. Power, Intimacy and the Life Story addresses the human quest for identity. The author reinterprets some of the classic writings in psychology as he shows how each of us constructs a life story in order to meet the identity challenge and create a sense of unity and purpose in our lives. Written for the social scientist, practicing clinician, educated layperson, and student, this compelling study describes how we construct stories that are organized by the two general life themes of power and intimacy. Using the results of questionnaires and interviews with both college students and older adults, the author illustrates an innovative way of understanding human lives in literary terms.

Tell Your Life Story

Creating Dialogue Among Jews and Germans, Israelis and Palestinians
Author: Dan Bar-On
Publisher: Central European University Press
ISBN: 9789637326707
Category: Psychology
Page: 246
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The title describes Dan Bar-On's method of using storytelling as both a qualitative biographical research method and as an intervention, to bring people from opposite sides to a dialogue. Such work needs slow pace and long-term commitment, with a special combination of a scientific rigorous analysis with a sensitive approach toward the people one approaches. The book first surveys the author's earlier work in this field, in the Kibbutz, with families of Holocaust survivors and descendents of Nazi perpetrators, bringing the two groups together. However, most of the book is devoted to Bar-On's work with Palestinians, both Israeli-Palestinians and Palestinians from the PNA. Through different settings (working with PRIME on developing a school textbook with two narratives; with refugees; at a University setting with a mixed students group; conducting interviews in Haifa) he describes the hardships of peace building 'under fire', but also the potential achievements of such work.

The Book

The Life Story of a Technology
Author: Nicole Howard
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313330285
Category: History
Page: 171
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Introduces the history of the book, beginning with papyrus in ancient Egypt, through the development of the printing press, to current computer-based technologies, including its influence on societies and cultures around the world.

Life Story


Author: Mike Gunton,Rupert Barrington
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448142857
Category: Nature
Page: 288
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Life Story is a tale of survival, laying bare the extraordinary journey animals must make to achieve life's goal – to continue their bloodline. Whether learning new skills, finding a mate or protecting their young, everything they do is a way of meeting a particular challenge to that goal. Extreme circumstances can lead to extreme solutions. Discover how sharks help albatross chicks learn to fly, or why some chimps solve survival problems by making spears. Learn about the extraordinary construction skills of fish and the seduction arts of birds. Witness the devotion of mothers, the gang life of juveniles and the shocking tactics some animals use to eliminate their rivals. Packed with stunning photographs and spectacular stills from the landmark BBC series, Life Story is an unforgettable portrait of the natural world’s most dramatic moments.

Spirituality and Your Life Story


Author: Bradley Hanson
Publisher: Archway Publishing
ISBN: 1480806773
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: N.A
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Each of us has come to our current life stance through a journey of unique experiences—being born at this time, growing up in this particular social setting and culture, experiencing these specific successes and losses, and having these significant relationships. Whether we are in the early, middle, or latter part of our personal faith story, the ending is still ahead of us—and reviewing our own faith story helps us chart our course into the future. Using psychologist Dan McAdams’s idea that we make sense of life by composing our own life story, author Bradley Hanson explores how our personal identity and spirituality are influenced by the meaning and values embedded in our childhood family life and major story lines promoted by our culture. In our most basic quest to make sense of life, he considers sharply contrasting answers to five fundamental questions. With reflection and suggested group discussion questions at the end of each chapter, this study explores the idea that spirituality and one’s life story are intimately connected. Praise for Spirituality and Your Life Story “Real people tell their stories of success, love, friendship, forgiveness, and loss. Brad Hanson helps us ponder our own deepest commitments and the paths we follow to realize them. A fine book for individual reflection or group discussion.” —H. George Anderson, former presiding bishop, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America

Researching Life Stories

Method, Theory, and Analyses in a Biographical Age
Author: Dan Goodley
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415306881
Category: Education
Page: 213
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Researching Life Stories critically and pragmatically reflects upon the use of life stories in social and educational research. Using four life stories as examples, the authors apply four different, practical approaches to demonstrate effective research and analysis. As well as examining in detail the four life stories around which the book is written, areas covered include: * Method and methodology in life story research * Analysis * Reflections on analyses * Craft and ethics in researching life * Policy, practice and theory in life story research. Throughout the book the authors demystify the issues surrounding life story research and demonstrate the significance of this approach to understanding individual and social worlds. This unique approach to life story research will be a valuable resource for all social science and education researchers at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Sound Recording

The Life Story of a Technology
Author: David Morton
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801883989
Category: Music
Page: 215
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Looks at the history of recorded music and technology of the industry from Thomas Edison's invention of the phonograph in 1876 to the MP3 players.

Life Story Books for Adopted Children

A Family Friendly Approach
Author: Joy Rees
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1843109530
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 93
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This concise book shows a new family-friendly way to compile a Life Story Book that promotes a sense of permanency for the child, and encourages attachments within the adoptive family. Joy Rees' improved model works chronologically backwards rather than forwards, aiming to reinforce the child's sense of security within the adoptive family.

Your Life, Your Story

Writing your life story for family and friends
Author: Cherry Gilchrist
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748118721
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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Your life is a unique story, with meaning and value. It is made up of all the experiences you have lived through - happy and sad, changing times in the world around you, and precious moments with loved ones. YOUR LIFE, YOUR STORY shows you how to: * Unlock and express your memories * Explore and describe your life-changing experiences * Develop a structure and a chronology for your story * Bring truth and authenticity to your narrative You might write your life story to gain perspective at a time of crisis, such as illness or bereavement, or in later life when you have time to spare. At any age, composing your life story can give you fresh insight into your relationships, family history, and your own life path to bring you confidence and fulfilment.

My Life Story

Fiddlin' Andy, the Happy Rambler from Ohio
Author: Andy Christo
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1465310541
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 120
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A Life Story of Fiddlin Andy, The Happy Rambler From Ohio With the encouragement of his daughter, Bonnie Summers and Grandaughter, Nikki Summers, Andy began to compile this epic retelling the kaleidoscopic experiences. Local friend and author, Meryl Taylor, began to help shape the saga into a working manuscript. Andys tale recalls his myriad travels around the world as well as his journeys throughout his beloved country. The majestic Statue of Libery in New York Harbor and the wide, bustling streets of New York City; the inspiring waterfalls of Wyoming as well as the exhilarating trip through the Soo Locks of Michagan as seen through the eyes of a young sailor on the Great Lakes Steam Ships and various naval vessels. Andy remarks the beautiful and wonderful places and friendly people make me feel good. This cowboy has an interesting and inspiring story to tell!

Life Story Therapy with Traumatized Children

A Model for Practice
Author: Richard Rose
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857005748
Category: Psychology
Page: 192
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Life Story Therapy is an approach designed to enable children to explore, question and understand the past events of their lives. It aims to secure their future through strengthening attachment with their carers and providing the opportunity to develop a healthy sense of self and a feeling of wellbeing. This comprehensive overview lays out the theory underlying life story therapy, including an accessible explanation of contemporary research in neurobiology and trauma. Featuring tried and tested ideas, with tools and templates illustrated through instructive case studies, the author identifies how life story therapy can be implemented in practice. Finally, the relationships between life story therapy and traditional 'talking' therapies are explored. Life Story Therapy with Traumatized Children is essential reading for those working with children and adolescents, including social workers, teachers, child psychotherapists, residential care staff, long-term carers, psychologists and other professionals.

Reminiscence and Life Story Work

A Practice Guide
Author: Faith Gibson
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849051518
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 304
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Previously published under title: Reminiscence and recall.

Bipolar: a Life Story

Bipolar: a Life Story
Author: Scott James Jordan
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469121158
Category: Psychology
Page: 108
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As a little boys journey begins, Scott Jordan experiences continuous childhood traumas and is grief stricken by his mothers ultimate abandonment, jumping overboard to her watery death from a cruise ship. He grows up sad, confused and angry. Subsequently Scott has another personal hell to wage war with; Manic depressive illness. His life is a succession of delusional, psychotic, manic episodes and crippling suicidal depressions. He is caught in an intricate web of misfiring brain chemistry. The dawning desire to live without fear and paranoia, a few angels in street clothes, and an amazing faith, Scott discovers life, a miracle of wonder

The Life-Story of Insects


Author: George H. Carpenter
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 1456614800
Category: Nature
Page: 75
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Insects as a whole are preeminently creatures of the land and the air. This is shown not only by the possession of wings by a vast majority of the class, but by the mode of breathing to which reference has already been made (p. 2), a system of branching air-tubes carrying atmospheric air with its combustion-supporting oxygen to all the insect's tissues. The air gains access to these tubes through a number of paired air-holes or spiracles, arranged segmentally in series. It is of great interest to find that, nevertheless, a number of insects spend much of their time under water. This is true of not a few in the perfect winged state, as for example aquatic beetles and water-bugs ('boatmen' and 'scorpions') which have some way of protecting their spiracles when submerged, and, possessing usually the power of flight, can pass on occasion from pond or stream to upper air. .....