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Consumed

by Rebecca Zanetti

SOMETIMES YOU MATE FOR LIFEKatie Smith is the best of her class, part of an elite hunting force trained to eliminate werewolves from the hills of Western Virginia. She's good at it because she has the kind of focus and drive that won't back down no matter how steep the odds. Call it southern sass. Whatever it is, there's no denying her willingness to risk everything for the only man she's ever cared about--a man on the verge of losing his very humanity...SOMETIMES YOU MATE TO STAY ALIVEFor the past ten years Jordan Pride has dedicated his life to protecting his people from a deadly shifter virus. But in a rare moment of distraction, Jordan's guard drops just long enough for his fate to take an irreversible twist. Unless the woman he loves surrenders everything to him, again and again, under a full moon rising..."Hot and fast from beginning to end."--Kate Douglas on Fated

Consumed

by David Cronenberg

The exhilarating debut novel by iconic filmmaker David Cronenberg: the story of two journalists whose entanglement in a French philosopher's death becomes a surreal journey into global conspiracy.Stylish and camera-obsessed, Naomi and Nathan thrive on the yellow journalism of the social-media age. They are lovers and competitors--nomadic freelancers in pursuit of sensation and depravity, encountering each other only in airport hotels and browser windows. Naomi finds herself drawn to the headlines surrounding Célestine and Aristide Arosteguy, Marxist philosophers and sexual libertines. Célestine has been found dead and mutilated in her Paris apartment. Aristide has disappeared. Police suspect him of killing her and consuming parts of her body. With the help of an eccentric graduate student named Hervé Blomqvist, Naomi sets off in pursuit of Aristide. As she delves deeper into Célestine and Aristide's lives, disturbing details emerge about their sex life--which included trysts with Hervé and others. Can Naomi trust Hervé to help her? Nathan, meanwhile, is in Budapest photographing the controversial work of an unlicensed surgeon named Zoltán Molnár, once sought by Interpol for organ trafficking. After sleeping with one of Molnár's patients, Nathan contracts a rare STD called Roiphe's. Nathan then travels to Toronto, determined to meet the man who discovered the syndrome. Dr. Barry Roiphe, Nathan learns, now studies his own adult daughter, whose bizarre behavior masks a devastating secret. These parallel narratives become entwined in a gripping, dreamlike plot that involves geopolitics, 3-D printing, North Korea, the Cannes Film Festival, cancer, and, in an incredible number of varieties, sex. Consumed is an exuberant, provocative debut novel from one of the world's leading film directors.

Consumed

by Rebecca Zanetti

SOMETIMES YOU MATE FOR LIFEKatie Smith is the best of her class, part of an elite hunting force trained to eliminate werewolves from the hills of Western Virginia. She's good at it because she has the kind of focus and drive that won't back down no matter how steep the odds. Call it southern sass. Whatever it is, there's no denying her willingness to risk everything for the only man she's ever cared about--a man on the verge of losing his very humanity. . . SOMETIMES YOU MATE TO STAY ALIVEFor the past ten years Jordan Pride has dedicated his life to protecting his people from a deadly shifter virus. But in a rare moment of distraction, Jordan's guard drops just long enough for his fate to take an irreversible twist. Unless the woman he loves surrenders everything to him, again and again, under a full moon rising. . . "Hot and fast from beginning to end. "--Kate Douglas on Fated

Consumed

by Rebecca Zanetti

SOMETIMES YOU MATE FOR LIFEKatie Smith is the best of her class, part of an elite hunting force trained to eliminate werewolves from the hills of Western Virginia. She's good at it because she has the kind of focus and drive that won't back down no matter how steep the odds. Call it southern sass. Whatever it is, there's no denying her willingness to risk everything for the only man she's ever cared about--a man on the verge of losing his very humanity...SOMETIMES YOU MATE TO STAY ALIVEFor the past ten years Jordan Pride has dedicated his life to protecting his people from a deadly shifter virus. But in a rare moment of distraction, Jordan's guard drops just long enough for his fate to take an irreversible twist. Unless the woman he loves surrenders everything to him, again and again, under a full moon rising..."Hot and fast from beginning to end."--Kate Douglas on Fated

Consumed: Food for a Finite Planet

by Sarah Elton

By 2050, the world population is expected to reach nine billion. And the challenge of feeding this rapidly growing population is being made greater by climate change, which will increasingly wreak havoc on the way we produce our food. At the same time, we have lost touch with the soil--few of us know where our food comes from, let alone how to grow it--and we are at the mercy of multinational corporations who control the crops and give little thought to the damage their methods are inflicting on the planet. Our very future is at risk. In Consumed, Sarah Elton walks fields and farms on three continents, not only investigating the very real threats to our food, but also telling the little-known stories of the people who are working against time to create a new and hopeful future. From the mountains of southern France to the highlands of China, from the crowded streets of Nairobi to the banks of the St. Lawrence River in Quebec, we meet people from all walks of life who are putting together an alternative to the omnipresent industrial food system. In the arid fields of rural India we meet a farmer who has transformed her community by selling organic food directly to her neighbors. We visit a laboratory in Toronto where scientists are breeding a new kind of rice seed that they claim will feed the world. We learn about Italy's underground food movement; how university grads are returning to the fields in China, Greece, and France; and how in Detroit, plots of vacant land planted with kale and carrots can help us see what's possible. Food might be the problem, but as Elton shows, it is also the solution. The food system as we know it was assembled in a few decades--and if it can be built that quickly, it can be reassembled and improved in the same amount of time. Elton here lays out the targets we need to meet by the year 2050. The stories she tells give us hope for avoiding a daunting fate and instead help us to believe in a not-too-distant future when we can all sit at the table.

Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole

by Benjamin R. Barber

"Powerful and disturbing. No one who cares about the future of our public life can afford to ignore this book."--Jackson Lears A powerful sequel to Benjamin R. Barber's best-selling Jihad vs. McWorld, Consumed offers a vivid portrait of an overproducing global economy that targets children as consumers in a market where there are never enough shoppers and where the primary goal is no longer to manufacture goods but needs. To explain how and why this has come about, Barber brings together extensive empirical research with an original theoretical framework for understanding our contemporary predicament. He asserts that in place of the Protestant ethic once associated with capitalism--encouraging self-restraint, preparing for the future, protecting and self-sacrificing for children and community, and other characteristics of adulthood--we are constantly being seduced into an "infantilist" ethic of consumption.

Consumed : How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults, and Swallow Citizens Whole

by Benjamin R. Barber

How advertising and marketing seek to keep adults thinking like children and seek to advertise to children as if they are able to make choices as independent consumers.

Consumed Nostalgia

by Gary Cross

Nostalgia isn't what it used to be. For many of us, modern memory is shaped less by a longing for the social customs and practices of the past, or family heirlooms handed down over generations, and more by childhood encounters with ephemeral commercial goods and media moments. This phenomenon has given rise to communities of nostalgia built around narrow age groups whose members remain loyal to the toys, television, and music of their youth and return to the theme parks and pasttimes of their upbringing, hoping to reclaim that feeling of childhood wonder or teenage freedom. While the romantic recollection of objects and experiences is not new, consumed nostalgia took definite shape in the 1970s, spurred by an increase in the turnover of consumer goods, the commercialization of childhood, and the skillful marketing of nostalgia. Gary Cross immerses readers in this fascinating and often delightful history, and talks to collectors, car afficionados, and others to unpack the cultural dynamics that turn pop tunes into oldies and childhood toys into valuable commodities. He compares the limited appeal of heritage sites such as Colonial Williamsburg to the perpetually attractive power of a Disney theme park and reveals how consumed nostalgia sometimes interferes with our ability to cope with change. Today nostalgia can be owned, collected, and easily accessed, making it less elusive than in the past, but its commercialization has turned meaning into a commodity, accentuating escape, distorting memory, and complicating some of the positive goals of recollection. By unmasking the fascinating, idiosyncratic character of modern nostalgia, Cross helps us remember the rituals of recall that extend beyond bought things and experiences.

Consumer Behavior For Dummies

by Laura A. Lake

Get into the minds of consumers and increase your revenue! Want to better understand why consumers think and act the way they do? This practical guide gives you the tools to identify the influences that affect their purchasing behavior. It also shows you how to apply that knowledge as you develop a marketing strategy that speaks directly to their needs. You'll see how to capture their attention, motivate them to purchase your products and services, earn their loyalty, and much more. Why do they buy? - understand the decision-making process consumers go through when considering a purchase Apply behavior to marketing - learn the 4Ps of marketing and how consumer behavior plays a role in each Gain a deeper understanding of the individual consumer - gauge a consumer's motivation, emotions, perception, and attitude and use them to predict and change buying intentions Explore external influences on customers - from cultures to family life cycles to household structures and social groups, see how purchasing patterns are affected Craft your marketing strategy - use consumer knowledge to delve into market research, identify key segments, and launch into untapped markets Implement your plan - create powerful positioning strategies and reach customers where they're at with a message that motivates them Open the book and find: Actionable, real-world insight and advice Tips to help you lead consumers from attention to action Research techniques and marketing tips How self-concepts and lifestyle change consumer behavior Methods for cultivating repeat business and loyalty Ways to protect against consumer misbehavior Advice on encouraging new product adoption Ten ways to enhance customer satisfaction

Consumer Behaviour

by Robert East Malcolm Wright Marc Vanhuele

What's the best day to advertise groceries? Does a lookalike damage the brand it mimics? Do your long-term customers recommend you more than others? How damaging is negative word of mouth? Should retailers use 9-ending prices? These are some of the fascinating questions you will explore in this text.<P> The text is written by respected marketing academics across the globe with a strong focus on the use of research to help higher-level students develop analytical and evidence-based thinking in marketing. It extends beyond a psychological approach to provide an empirical understanding of the subject for success in industry roles or further research in the field, and takes into consideration not just the individual but the market environment.<P> New to this second edition:<P> - Fully updated with contemporary, global examples and case studies to encourage an international readership<P> - Further coverage of cross-cultural comparison, including a new chapter on Consumer Differences which also incorporates age and gender differences<P> - Study features such as exercises, questions/answers, and a fully updated companion website with lecturer and student resources - www.sagepub.co.uk/east2e <P> This textbook is essential reading for postgraduate students (MA, MSc, MBA) taking courses in consumer behaviour and undergraduate students specialising in consumer behaviour.<P>

Consumer Behaviour

by Jim Blythe

Why do you choose the things you buy - such as this textbook, a smartphone or an item of clothing? How often, where, and instead of what? What do you consider a boring necessity or a fun luxury? What do you do with products once you've purchased them? When do you decide to chuck them and why?<P> As a consumer you make conscious and unconscious decisions, nonstop, every day of your life. This is Consumer Behaviour!<P> This friendly, lively full colour text will support you through your course and help you to get the best possible grade for future employment. It even has How to Impress Your Examiner boxes in each chapter. There are lots of case studies along the way from global brands such as Facebook, Apple and Amazon Kindle, and Consumer Behaviour in Action boxes in every chapter to show you how it works in the real world.<P> If you want to be top of the class you can push yourself that little bit further by reading the Challenging the Status Quo asides which will help your critical thinking and problem solving skills. These are key skills that employers look for in graduates, so practicing now will help set you apart from the pack and boost your employability. You could also dip into the Further Reading resources to help you with essays and exam revision - using these is a sure route to better grades.<P> Visit the companion website www.sagepub.co.uk/blythe for extra materials including multiple choice questions to test yourself and Jim's pick of Youtube videos that make the examples in each chapter come alive!

Consumer Behaviour Applications in Marketing

by Robert East Malcolm Wright Marc Vanhuele

'A thought-provoking text that challenges readers to consider consumer behaviour in new and refreshing ways. The approach is distinctive. Readers are encouraged to reflect on their own experiences, as well as appreciate the insights provided by scholarship in psychology, sociology and marketing science. The authors not only discuss complex, one-off decisions, but also help us to understand routine behaviours that occupy so much of daily life - buying brands, patronising stores, watching adverts, making recommendations' - Professor Mark Uncles, Deputy Dean, Australian School of Business, University of New South Wales, Sydney What's the best day to advertise groceries? Does a lookalike damage the brand it mimics? Do your long-term customers recommend you more than others? How damaging is negative word of mouth? Should retailers use 9-ending prices? These are some of the fascinating questions you will explore in this text. The text is written by respected marketing academics across the globe with a strong focus on the use of research to help higher-level students develop analytical and evidence-based thinking in marketing. It extends beyond a psychological approach to provide an empirical understanding of the subject for success in industry roles or further research in the field, and takes into consideration not just the individual but the market environment. New to this second edition: - Increased accessibility for a truly international readership - Fully updated with contemporary, global examples and case studies - Further coverage of cross-cultural comparison, including a new chapter on Consumer Differences which also incorporates age and gender differences - Increased study features such as exercises, questions/answers, and a fully updated companion website with lecturer and student resources - www. sagepub. co. uk/east2e This textbook is essential reading for postgraduate students (MA, MSc, MBA) taking courses in consumer behaviour and undergraduate students specialising in consumer behaviour.

Consumer Culture and Postmodernism

by Mike Featherstone

The first edition of this contemporary classic can claim to have put 'consumer culture' on the map, certainly in relation to postmodernism. This expanded new edition includes: a fully revised preface that explores the developments in consumer culture since the first edition a major new chapter on 'Modernity and the Cultural Question' an update on postmodernism and the development of contemporary theory after postmodernism an account of multiple and alternative modernities the challenges of consumer culture in Japan and China. The result is a book that shakes the boundaries of debate, from one of the foremost writers on culture and postmodernism of the present day.

Consumer Economics and Personal Finance

by Robert Mayer John Burton Sharon Franklin Barbara Littman Mary Herd Tull Diane Wilde

The first step in taking charge of your financial life is to figure out who you are.What are your talents and skills? What are you interested in? What are your values? What type of personality do you have? How do you learn best? Setting goals for yourself, both short-term and long-term goals, will help you decide what's important in life.You will be more likely to achieve your goals if they are: your own goals, realistic, stated in a positive way, reachable in a specific period of time, and shared with someone you trust.

Consumer Economics: Issues and Behaviors (Second Edition)

by Elizabeth B. Goldsmith

This book provides an understanding of how the marketplace works, what our role is in it, and how our choices affect our lifestyles.

Consumer Education & Economics, Sixth Edition

by Annette R. Jacobson Charles A. Malouf Ross E. Lowe

Consumer Education & Economicsis a contemporary consumer education program that covers all financial literacy basics: Understanding our economy Managing family and personal finances Understanding and managing credit Making well-informed purchasing decisions

Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings

by Alex Wilson Jennifer Thorne Amann Katie Ackerly

Increasing the energy efficiency of your home can save you money, help the environment, and enhance your comfort, but how do you decide which improvements are the most beneficial and cost-effective? Completely revised to incorporate the latest developments in green technology, The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings is the definitive resource for consumers who want to better their home's performance while reducing their energy bills. Well-organized and highly readable, The Consumer Guide to Home Energy Savings begins with an overview of the relationships between energy use, economics, and the environment. Updated and expanded chapters focus on specific aspects of any home, such as heating and cooling, ventilation, electronics, lighting, cooking, and laundry, and provide helpful explanations for each, including: Energy use characteristics Comparisons between available technologies Cost-effective repair and replacement options Step-by-step guidance for finding the right equipment This comprehensive resource is packed with tips on improving existing equipment and guidance for when and why to invest in new purchases, as well as a reminder to check local government and utilities for purchase or retrofit grants or incentives. It is a must-read for anyone concerned about reducing both their energy bills and their environmental impact. Jennifer Thorne Amann is the buildings program director at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). Alex Wilson is the founder of BuildingGreen, Inc, executive editor of Environmental Building News, and author of Green Building Products and Your Green Home Katie Ackerly is a researcher at the Center for the Built Environment and a graduate student in architecture ate the University of California, Berkeley.

Consumer Health Information Technology in the Home: A Guide for Human Factors Design Considerations

by Board on Human-Systems Integration

Every day, in households across the country, people engage in behavior to improve their current health, recover from disease and injury, or cope with chronic, debilitating conditions. Innovative computer and information systems may help these people manage health concerns, monitor important indicators of their health, and communicate with their formal and informal caregivers. Human factors is an engineering science dedicated to understanding and improving the way people use technology and other things in the environment. Consumer Health Information Technology in the Home introduces designers and developers to the practical realities and complexities of managing health at home. It provides guidance and human factors design considerations that will help designers and developers create consumer health IT applications that are useful resources to achieve better health.

Consumer Math

by Larry D. Lemon Larry L. Hall

Prepare your students for making financial decisions with instruction about credit card charges, taxes, interest on loans and savings, personal banking, and costs of transportation, food, clothing, utilities, insurance, and filling out income tax forms. Being a good steward of the Lord's money is the primary emphasis. The student text presents concepts with numerous examples and step-by-step explanations. Each section contains five cumulative review problems, and each chapter contains a chapter review.

Consumer Math Success Kit, Second Edition

by David E. Newton

The book helps students understand the terminology of consumer mathematics. Interest rates, prices, tax tables, and new nutrition information have been incorporated into the new edition.

Consumer Mathematics

by Kathleen M. Harmeyer

Welcome to Consumer Mathematics. This book includes many of the math skills that you will need now and later in life. Why do you need these skills? Think about the world of mathematics around you. When you buy something, you use math to count money. When you measure something, you use numbers to calculate units of measurement. Buying food, paying taxes, banking, and managing a household all require at least some sort of math.

Consumer Mathematics

by Kathleen M. Harmeyer

This book on Consumer Mathematics will be very useful for day-to-day dealings. The chapters included are: Earning Money, Buying Food, Shopping for Clothes, Managing a Household, Buying and Maintaining a Car, Working with Food, Improving your Home, Traveling, Budgeting your Money, Banking and Investing, Paying Taxes, and Preparing for Careers

Consumer Mathematics

by Francis G. French

Learn about the basics of Mathematics, money, net pay, personal banking, budgeting, making a purchase, buying food, buying clothing, buying a car, public transportation, renting an apartment, buying a house and much more.

Consumer price index manual: Theory and practice

by International Monetary Fund

A report from the International Monetary Fund.

The Consumer Society

by Jean Baudrillard

Now available in English for the first time, Jean Baudrillard's classic text was one of the first to focus on the process and meaning of consumption in contemporary culture. Originally published in 1970, the book still makes a vital contribution to current debates on consumption. Many of the themes which would make Baudrillard famous appear here for the first time. The book includes Baudrillard's most organized discussion of mass media culture, the meaning of leisure and anomie in affluent society. A chapter on the body demonstrates Baudrillard's extraordinary prescience for flagging vital subjects in contemporary culture long before others. This English translation begins with an introductory essay by George Ritzer.

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