Stories Make the World

Drawing on the author’s decades of experience behind the scenes of television and film documentaries, this is an indispensable account of the principles and paradoxes that attend the quest to represent reality truthfully.

Author: Stephen Most

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9781785335754

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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Since the beginning of human history, stories have helped people make sense of their lives and their world. Today, an understanding of storytelling is invaluable as we seek to orient ourselves within a flood of raw information and an unprecedented variety of supposedly true accounts. In Stories Make the World, award-winning screenwriter Stephen Most offers a captivating, refreshingly heartfelt exploration of how documentary filmmakers and other storytellers come to understand their subjects and cast light on the world through their art. Drawing on the author's decades of experience behind the scenes of television and film documentaries, this is an indispensable account of the principles and paradoxes that attend the quest to represent reality truthfully.

Stories That Make the World

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and responsibility . They should never be taken lightly . For the words of the
stories make the world . This understanding is consistently expressed in the oral
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Author: Rodney Frey

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806131314

Category: Social Science

Page: 256

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By using verse form and visual clues indicating pauses, intonations, and gestures, anthropologist Rodney Frey permits readers to hear the oral literature of narrators from the Coeur d’Alene, Crow, Klikitat, Kootenai, Nez Perce, Sanpoil, and Wasco people today in Washington, northern Idaho, and Montana. He places each of the twenty-three narratives in its larger cultural, literary, and expressive context, making this anthology an important resource both for American Indian people and for non-Native scholars and general readers. A glossary and a lesson-plan appendix facilitate the book’s use in both secondary and college-level courses.

Telling Stories to Change the World

Telling Stories to Change the World is a powerful collection of essays about community-based and interest-based projects where storytelling is used as a strategy for speaking out for justice.

Author: Rickie Solinger

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135901264

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Telling Stories to Change the World is a powerful collection of essays about community-based and interest-based projects where storytelling is used as a strategy for speaking out for justice. Contributors from locations across the globe—including Uganda, Darfur, China, Afghanistan, South Africa, New Orleans, and Chicago—describe grassroots projects in which communities use narrative as a way of exploring what a more just society might look like and what civic engagement means. These compelling accounts of resistance, hope, and vision showcase the power of the storytelling form to generate critique and collective action. Together, these projects demonstrate the contemporary power of stories to stimulate engagement, active citizenship, the pride of identity, and the humility of human connectedness.

HOW TO MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE

This book is a gripping read, full of intelligence and perspective. It will change the way you think about the success, spirituality and even about life.

Author: Prajesh Jha

Publisher: Evincepub Publishing

ISBN: 9789389988611

Category: Self-Help

Page: 84

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"How to make the world a better place” is a fascinating read, rich with author insight. If you are ready, you can change the world through knowledge and wisdom. In this revolutionary book, the author emphasizes that. The world is an awfully big place and there are accordingly a huge number of things that you can do to make it an even more incredible place to live. But sometimes having so many options can be overwhelming and there may be ways that you can help that you never thought about before when you are feeling brutal, this book has your back with this helpful guide to improving your planet, new generation, and society as a whole. This book is a gripping read, full of intelligence and perspective. It will change the way you think about the success, spirituality and even about life. It examines the power of unlimited potential, the ability to think differently about the world around us.

How to Make the World Add Up

THE SUNDAY TIMES BUSINESS BESTSELLER 'Harford is our most likeable champion of reason and rigour... clear, clever and always highly readable' Times' Books of the Year 'If you aren't in love with stats before reading this book, you will be ...

Author: Tim Harford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781408712221

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Tim Harford is our most likeable champion of reason and rigour... clear, clever and always highly readable' Times' Books of the Year 'If you aren't in love with stats before reading this book, you will be by the time you're done. Powerful, persuasive, and in these truth-defying times, indispensable' Caroline Criado Perez, author of Invisible Women 'Nobody makes the statistics of everyday life more fascinating and enjoyable than Tim Harford' Bill Bryson 'Fabulously readable, lucid, witty and authoritative . . . Every politician and journalist should be made to read this book, but everyone else will get so much pleasure and draw so much strength from the joyful way it dispels the clouds of deceit and delusion' Stephen Fry 'Wise, humane and, above all, illuminating. Nobody is better on statistics and numbers - and how to make sense of them' Matthew Syed THE SUNDAY TIMES BUSINESS BESTSELLER When was the last time you read a grand statement, accompanied by a large number, and wondered whether it could really be true? Statistics are vital in helping us tell stories - we see them in the papers, on social media, and we hear them used in everyday conversation - and yet we doubt them more than ever. But numbers - in the right hands - have the power to change the world for the better. Contrary to popular belief, good statistics are not a trick, although they are a kind of magic. Good statistics are not smoke and mirrors; in fact, they help us see more clearly. Good statistics are like a telescope for an astronomer, a microscope for a bacteriologist, or an X-ray for a radiologist. If we are willing to let them, good statistics help us see things about the world around us and about ourselves - both large and small - that we would not be able to see in any other way. In How to Make the World Add Up, Tim Harford draws on his experience as both an economist and presenter of the BBC's radio show 'More or Less'. He takes us deep into the world of disinformation and obfuscation, bad research and misplaced motivation to find those priceless jewels of data and analysis that make communicating with numbers worthwhile. Harford's characters range from the art forger who conned the Nazis to the stripper who fell in love with the most powerful congressman in Washington, to famous data detectives such as John Maynard Keynes, Daniel Kahneman and Florence Nightingale. He reveals how we can evaluate the claims that surround us with confidence, curiosity and a healthy level of scepticism. Using ten simple rules for understanding numbers - plus one golden rule - this extraordinarily insightful book shows how if we keep our wits about us, thinking carefully about the way numbers are sourced and presented, we can look around us and see with crystal clarity how the world adds up.

The Storytelling Animal

Stories make us buy; they make us cry; they help us pass the time, even when we're asleep. In this enthralling book, Jonathan Gottschall traces the enduring power of stories back to the evolved habits of mind.

Author: Jonathan Gottschall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547391403

Category: Science

Page: 248

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Explores the latest beliefs about why people tell stories and what stories reveal about human nature, offering insights into such related topics as universal themes and what it means to have a storytelling brain.

The Science of Storytelling

The compelling, groundbreaking guide to creative writing that reveals how the brain responds to storytelling Stories shape who we are.

Author: Will Storr

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781683358183

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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The compelling, groundbreaking guide to creative writing that reveals how the brain responds to storytelling Stories shape who we are. They drive us to act out our dreams and ambitions and mold our beliefs. Storytelling is an essential part of what makes us human. So, how do master storytellers compel us? In The Science of Storytelling, award-winning writer and acclaimed teacher of creative writing Will Storr applies dazzling psychological research and cutting-edge neuroscience to our myths and archetypes to show how we can write better stories, revealing, among other things, how storytellers—and also our brains—create worlds by being attuned to moments of unexpected change. Will Storr’s superbly chosen examples range from Harry Potter to Jane Austen to Alice Walker, Greek drama to Russian novels to Native American folk tales, King Lear to Breaking Bad to children’s stories. With sections such as “The Dramatic Question,” “Creating a World,” and “Plot, Endings, and Meaning,” as well as a practical, step-by-step appendix dedicated to “The Sacred Flaw Approach,” The Science of Storytelling reveals just what makes stories work, placing it alongside such creative writing classics as John Yorke’s Into the Woods: A Five-Act Journey into Story and Lajos Egri’s The Art of Dramatic Writing. Enlightening and empowering, The Science of Storytelling is destined to become an invaluable resource for writers of all stripes, whether novelist, screenwriter, playwright, or writer of creative or traditional nonfiction.

Make the World go Away

Madly in love with her batch-mate from medical school, Kavya is shocked to find him morphing into a suspicious, paranoid man two years into their marriage.

Author: Reet Singh

Publisher: Reet Singh

ISBN:

Category: Medical

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Madly in love with her batch-mate from medical school, Kavya is shocked to find him morphing into a suspicious, paranoid man two years into their marriage. Does the birth of their daughter, Mithu, have anything to do with it? When Nitin, her beloved husband, refuses to seek help, Kavya does the unthinkable – she runs away with her infant daughter. Will Nitin find them, and if he does, will there be hell to pay?

A World Full of Spooky Stories

The tales are expertly retold by Angela McAllister for spooky fun for the whole family and illustrated by Romanian born Madalina Andronic whose beautifully spooky images bring these stories to life before your very eyes.

Author: Angela McAllister

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

ISBN: 9780711241497

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

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Get ready for Halloween with this child-friendly collection of spooky stories from all over the world. Feel your pulse race and your skin tingle as you turn the pages of this spine chilling anthology of spooky stories from around the world. Read all about the fearsome witch Baba Yaga, the serpent woman from Spain, the rescue of Tam Lin from the bewitching Queen of the Fairies, how Father Death gets caught in the Enchanted Apple Tree, and the waterdwelling Bunyip from Australia. Make sure you have your candle ready as it’s sure to be a long night… This gorgeous gift book is the perfect anthology for Halloween, or any time you want to be spooked! Features stories from Germany, Czechoslovakia, Russia, Africa, Brazil, Japan, Australia, India, UK, Canada, France, China, Ireland, Syria, Korea, Sweden, Egypt, Iceland, New Zealand, Arabia, Spain, Tibet, Iran, Greece. The tales are expertly retold by Angela McAllister for spooky fun for the whole family and illustrated by Romanian born Madalina Andronic whose beautifully spooky images bring these stories to life before your very eyes. Are you ready for story time with a spooky twist?

Making a World of Difference

There are people among us who devote themselves to improving the lives of others, and in this book, filmmaker and author Miles Roston tells their stories.

Author: Miles Roston

Publisher: Exisle Pub

ISBN: 1921497416

Category: Altruism

Page: 248

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Every once in a while a book is published that reminds us what is best about being human. This is such a book. It tells the true and inspiring stories of ordinary people who became extraordinary, who changed their lives in order to make the world a better place. These amazing people live with the joy of knowing they make a difference. Their joy will inspire you.In this inspiration book, writer and film-maker Miles Roston tells the stories of people from around the world who, despite unlikely backgrounds, have used their skills and energy to change the lives of those less fortunate than themselves. They demonstrate that one person can make a difference, and by doing so live a life of sheer joy.Who would have thought that a Catholic priest from New York would end up caring for the dying in a Buddhist hospice in Thailand? Or that a marketing executive with a glamorous job at L'Oreal in Paris would open a beauty salon and restaurant in Cambodia staffed by former street kids? And there are more extraordinary journeys: the couple in Amsterdam who built an animal farm for children in a slum; the rebel leader from Darfur who fights for his people from afar; the blonde Australian who champions the rights of sex workers world-wide; the investment banker from Hong Kong who has helped thousands of children orphaned when the blood supply was contaminated by Aids; and the Methodist minister in America who discovered her preacher husband was gay, then devoted her life to helping young people threatened by violence, drug addiction and unsafe sex.What unites the people in this book is their passion and compassion. And what the book reveals is their secret: that in doing good for others, you transform your own life and gain what one person calls 'the contentment of giving'. Often eye-opening, always challenging, this is a book that can change lives - even your life.

Earth Tales from Around the World

A collection of forty-eight tales from all over the world stresses the concept of respect for nature

Author: Michael J. Caduto

Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing

ISBN: 1555919685

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

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A collection of forty-eight tales from all over the world stresses the concept of respect for nature

Making Waves

"From historical figures like Martin Luther King and Dirk Willems to lesser-known contemporary people such as Tegla Laroupe and Natalie Hampton, Making Waves helps readers ages nine to twelve learn the stories of courageous Christians who ...

Author: Judy Clemens

Publisher: Herald Press (VA)

ISBN: 1513806092

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 216

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When Jesus says love our enemies, some people take him literally. What happens when you start to love your enemies and serve others? Read about fifty inspiring people who have chosen to love their enemies and done good to those who harmed them. Filled with true stories from past and present, this captivating book is a showcase of heroes who have stood up for what's right to make the world a better place. What would it mean to step between soldiers and someone they are trying to harm? Could you love the person who bullied your friend? Would you rescue the man chasing you across a frozen river because of your beliefs? Would you serve a meal to the people trying to break into your house? Fifty ordinary people. Fifty extraordinary acts of peace.

New Catholic World

I guess he's even given up writin ' now ; says he's done enough for fame , an'an
ungrateful world deserves no So that's all there is to tell ' bout Miss Miranda ; you'
ll see more'n I can tell you . “ Sometimes her story makes me think of the stories ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112100550778

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The Wide World Magazine

You will enjoy this narrative . lesson : If you must save lives and property , don't
choose railw trains . To begin my story at the beginning , I want to make one point
clear first of all . I am not , and never was , a “ heroine . ” The newspapers called ...

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ISBN: CHI:79286041

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The Longest Story in the World

Fully illustrated in black and white line and tone this is a truly original and captivating book.* Highly illustrated insides (in black and white line and tone) from an exciting new and sought-after illustrator, Jago, whose first picture ...

Author: Geraldine McCaughrean

Publisher:

ISBN: 0192719629

Category: Children's literature

Page: 128

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To liven up her creative writing lessons, Mrs P has got Class Five to write a story on a roll of wallpaper. Each child must add a sentence to make it the longest story ever. Soon we are swept along in the tale of King Fred, who narrowly escapes death at the hands of pirates and attempts to save mermaids from the monstrous Wugblammer. (But he fails - it ate them all.) While Ecky Thump indulges his imagination, Noah Mount, who hates English, keeps trying to kill everyone off. Little does heor anyone else realize that in a parallel fantasy world all their characters come to life, in the whirlwind of action that is the story. It's when the children make spelling mistakes or forget what's happened that things get interesting. The 'holey' archbishop finds himself in tatters, fluttering along like a ghost, while an army of 'nights' has plunged the kingdom into complete darkness. The story twists and turns with ever more hilarious consequences. Fully illustrated in black and white line and tone this is a truly original and captivating book. * Highly illustrated insides (in black and white line and tone) from an exciting new and sought-after illustrator, Jago, whose first picture book Fig's Giant is also written by Geraldine and will be published by OUP in autumn 05

The Wizard Who Saved the World

Longing to become a wizard so that he can magically fight global warming, young Diego realizes that he does not possess magical powers and considers other environmentally friendly careers, in a story complemented by informative scientific ...

Author: Jeffrey Bennett

Publisher:

ISBN: 0972181946

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Longing to become a wizard so that he can magically fight global warming, young Diego realizes that he does not possess magical powers and considers other environmentally friendly careers, in a story complemented by informative scientific sidebars. By the author of Max Goes to the Moon. $25,000 ad/promo.

All the World s Reward

“This rich anthology presents 98 tales from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland. Collected a century ago, they include popular narratives gathered by five noted folklorists. . .

Author: Reimund Kvideland

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 029597754X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 325

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“This rich anthology presents 98 tales from Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, and Iceland. Collected a century ago, they include popular narratives gathered by five noted folklorists. . . . An excellent introduction to the scope of folk traditions in Europe.” - Library Journal

They Create Worlds

They Create Worlds: The Story of the People and Companies That Shaped the Video Game Industry, Vol. 1 is the first in a three-volume set that provides an in-depth analysis of the creation and evolution of the video game industry.

Author: Alexander Smith

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429752612

Category: Computers

Page: 586

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They Create Worlds: The Story of the People and Companies That Shaped the Video Game Industry, Vol. 1 is the first in a three-volume set that provides an in-depth analysis of the creation and evolution of the video game industry. Beginning with the advent of computers in the mid-20th century, Alexander Smith’s text comprehensively highlights and examines individuals, companies, and market forces that have shaped the development of the video game industry around the world. Volume one, places an emphasis on the emerging ideas, concepts, and games developed from the commencement of the budding video game art form in the 1950s and 1960s through the first commercial activity in the 1970s and early 1980s. They Create Worlds aims to build a new foundation upon which future scholars and the video game industry itself can chart new paths. Key Features: The most in-depth examination of the video game industry ever written, They Create Worlds charts the technological breakthroughs, design decisions, and market forces in the United States, Europe, and East Asia that birthed a $100 billion industry. The books derive their information from rare primary sources such as little-studied trade publications, personal papers collections, and oral history interviews with designers and executives, many of whom have never told their stories before. Spread over three volumes, They Create Worlds focuses on the creative designers, shrewd marketers, and innovative companies that have shaped video games from their earliest days as a novelty attraction to their current status as the most important entertainment medium of the 21st Century. The books examine the formation of the video game industry in a clear narrative style that will make them useful as teaching aids in classes on the history of game design and economics, but they are not being written specifically as instructional books and can be enjoyed by anyone with a passion for video game history.

Director Of The World And Other Stories

Implicit in these stories is a rootlessness that gives way to yearning and a passion for remembering.

Author: Jane McCafferty

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015029273003

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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The characters in Jane McCafferty’s Director of the World and Other Stories are often distanced, lonely, or displaced from others and the events around them, yet they are almost always ready to act, to become involved with others, and to change. In “Eyes of Others,” a woman, stopping with her family at a Howard Johnson’s during a trip, becomes fascinated by the meeting of two strangers and attempts to connect with them as she has been unable to connect with her own family. Implicit in these stories is a rootlessness that gives way to yearning and a passion for remembering. In the title story, a disturbed child, whose father has recently abandoned the family, attempts, in language reflecting her shattered sense of the world, to recapture some of their last experiences together. These characters, and others in the collection, attempt to make sense of their broken lives and shattered thoughts. As John Wideman writes of the stories, there is “a sense of commitment to the struggle of making silent worlds speak, of forcing what is threatening or evil or destructive into some form we can see and conjure with.”

All Sorts to Make a World

Shona and her dad are just returning from a trip to the Natural History Museum when - oh no - their train comes to a halt. What can Shona do to pass the time except study the passengers in her carriage?

Author: John Agard

Publisher:

ISBN: 1781123705

Category: Children's stories

Page: 72

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Shona and her dad are just returning from a trip to the Natural History Museum when - oh no - their train comes to a halt. What can Shona do to pass the time except study the passengers in her carriage?