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.

Life Stories

Profiles from The New Yorker
Author: David Remnick
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 030743138X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 624
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One of art's purest challenges is to translate a human being into words. The New Yorker has met this challenge more successfully and more originally than any other modern American journal. It has indelibly shaped the genre known as the Profile. Starting with light-fantastic evocations of glamorous and idiosyncratic figures of the twenties and thirties, such as Henry Luce and Isadora Duncan, and continuing to the present, with complex pictures of such contemporaries as Mikhail Baryshnikov and Richard Pryor, this collection of New Yorker Profiles presents readers with a portrait gallery of some of the most prominent figures of the twentieth century. These Profiles are literary-journalistic investigations into character and accomplishment, motive and madness, beauty and ugliness, and are unrivalled in their range, their variety of style, and their embrace of humanity. From the Trade Paperback edition.

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.

Becoming a Man

Half a Life Story
Author: Paul Monette
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480473863
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 278
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Paul Monette’s National Book Award–winning memoir hailed as a classic coming-out story Paul Monette grew up all-American, Catholic, overachieving . . . and closeted. As a child of the 1950s, a time when a kid suspected of being a “homo” would routinely be beaten up, Monette kept his secret throughout his adolescence. He wrestled with his sexuality for the first thirty years of his life, priding himself on his ability to “pass” for straight. The story of his journey to adulthood and to self-acceptance with grace and honesty, this intimate portrait of a young man’s struggle with his own desires is witty, humorous, and deeply felt. Before his death of complications from AIDS in 1995, Monette was an outspoken activist crusading for gay rights. Becoming a Man shows his courageous path to stand up for his own right to love and be loved. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Paul Monette including rare images and never-before-seen documents from the Paul Monette papers of the UCLA Library Special Collections.

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.

Turning Pages

My Life Story
Author: Sonia Sotomayor
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525514090
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
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Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor tells her own story for young readers for the very first time! As the first Latina Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor has inspired young people around the world to reach for their dreams. But what inspired her? For young Sonia, the answer was books! They were her mirrors, her maps, her friends, and her teachers. They helped her to connect with her family in New York and in Puerto Rico, to deal with her diabetes diagnosis, to cope with her father's death, to uncover the secrets of the world, and to dream of a future for herself in which anything was possible. In Turning Pages, Justice Sotomayor shares that love of books with a new generation of readers, and inspires them to read and puzzle and dream for themselves. Accompanied by Lulu Delacre's vibrant art, this story of the Justice's life shows readers that the world is full of promise and possibility--all they need to do is turn the page. Praise for Turning Pages: * "A sincere and insightful autobiography that also demonstrates the power of the written word. A winning addition to libraries that serve young readers." --School Library Journal, starred review "A personal and appealing book made to inspire." --Booklist "A thoughtful introduction to both the power of reading and an inspiring role model." --Kirkus Reviews

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.

That's That

My Life Story
Author: Howard Hershberger
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462021328
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 168
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The author presents his life in a straightforward manner without trying to gloss over the difficulties or problems encountered along the way. His frank discussion of the events which have been his life without giving undue credit or blame is refreshing. His dry sense of humor comes through as he develops the story line. This “jaundiced eye” account will resonate with those who want to analyze their own life journey. Small events have life-changing consequences.

My Life Story So Far... (a Motivational Journal/Diary)

Author: Creative Journals
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540778796
Page: 148
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"My life story so far..." Every day is an opportunity to live your dreams, and create new ones. Record your dreams, and your path towards them, in this journal. With 148 pages, half lined, half blank, there is plenty of space for you two write and draw to your heart's desire. Plus, every time you look at the journal and read the quote you'll be motivated to bigger and better things.

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.

Frank Duff

A Life Story
Author: Finola Kennedy
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0826443257
Category: Religion
Page: 304
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The Irish Times described Frank Duff as 'the founder of the largest international association that has originated in Ireland. Yet he has been, among Irish leaders of his generation, the least publicised.' Duff was not only a major religious figure; he also had a distinct influence on the evolution of modern Irish society. A friend of Irish leaders including Michael Collins, W. T. Cosgrave and Éamon de Valera, he avoided the cult of celebrity which might well have befallen him as the founder of an organisation which today has over four million active members and ten million auxiliary members in more than one hundred and seventy countries. Like most saintly people, his greatest opposition came from local Church figures and this is a vital part of the story.

Life Story Therapy with Traumatized Children

A Model for Practice
Author: Richard Rose
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1849052727
Category: Psychology
Page: 187
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A comprehensive overview for professionals working with traumatized children, which outlines the theory and practice of life story therapy, a method which helps children and cares to question and resolve issues and events within a child's life.

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.

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.

A mutilated life story

strange fragments of an autobiography; sketches of experiences as a nurse and doctor in an African hospital and in the American West
Author: Auguste Marie Michel
Publisher: N.A
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 171
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The Railroad

The Life Story of a Technology
Author: H. Roger Grant
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313330797
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 182
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Tells the story of the evolution of the railroad, from the earliest steam engines to the development of maglev trains


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.

My Life Story

Author: K.G. Gupta
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477299165
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 278
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"God did not promise that life would be easy, but he did promise to be with you on every step." "This is a story of a person who passes through many difficulties but ultimately could achieve a position that he might not have thought of." "It is a story of a common man which tells how fate plays its part in one's life." "In my life I have expereinced, several times, that some invisible power has helped me in the times of difficulties."


The Life Story of a Technology
Author: Brian Regal
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313331671
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 152
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Tells the story of radio as two parallel parts--as a part of technology, and as part of culture.

Jack Davis

Life Story
Author: Keith Chesson
Publisher: J.M. Dent & Sons
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 211
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Biography of playwright and poet Jack Davis.