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Contagious

Contagious

Why Things Catch On

  • Author: Jonah Berger
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451686587
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 256
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Dynamic young Wharton professor Berger draws on his research to explain the six steps that make products or ideas contagious. Why do some products get more word of mouth than others? Why does some online content go viral?

Contagious

Contagious

  • Author: Scott Sigler
  • Publisher: Broadway Books
  • ISBN: 9780307452115
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 448
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From the acclaimed author of Infected comes an epic and exhilarating story of humanity’s secret battle against a horrific enemy. Across America, a mysterious pathogen transforms ordinary people into raging killers, psychopaths driven by a terrifying, alien agenda. The human race fights back, yet after every battle the disease responds, adapts, using sophisticated strategies and brilliant ruses to fool its pursuers. The only possible explanation: the epidemic is driven not by evolution but by some malevolent intelligence. Standing against this unimaginable threat is a small group, assembled under the strictest secrecy. Their best weapon is hulking former football star Perry Dawsey, left psychologically shattered by his own struggles with this terrible enemy, who possesses an unexplainable ability to locate the disease’s hosts. Violent and unpredictable, Perry is both the nation’s best hope and a terrifying liability. Hardened CIA veteran Dew Phillips must somehow forge a connection with him if they’re going to stand a chance against this maddeningly adaptable opponent. Alongside them is Margaret Montoya, a brilliant epidemiologist who fights for a cure even as she reels under the weight of endless horrors. These three and their team have kept humanity in the game, but that’s not good enough anymore, not when the disease turns contagious, triggering a fast countdown to Armageddon. Meanwhile, other enemies join the battle, and a new threat — one that comes from a most unexpected source — may ultimately prove the most dangerous of all. Catapulting the reader into a world where humanity’s life span is measured in hours and the president’s finger hovers over the nuclear button, rising star Scott Sigler takes us on a breathtaking, hyper-adrenalized ride filled with terror and jaw-dropping action. Contagious is a truly grand work of suspense, science, and horror from a new master. From the Hardcover edition.

Contagious

Contagious

Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative

  • Author: Priscilla Wald
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 9780822341536
  • Category: History
  • Page: 373
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DIVShows how narratives of contagion structure communities of belonging and how the lessons of these narratives are incorporated into sociological theories of cultural transmission and community formation./div

Indigenous Theories of Contagious Disease

Indigenous Theories of Contagious Disease

  • Author: Edward C. Green
  • Publisher: Rowman Altamira
  • ISBN: 0585189951
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 311
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Far from being the province of magic, witchcraft, and sorcery, indigenous understanding of contagious disease in Africa and elsewhere in the developing world very often parallels western concepts of germ theory, according to the author. Labeling this 'indigenous contagion theory (ICT),' Green synthesizes the voluminous ethnographic work on tropical diseases and remedies_as well as 20 years of his own studies and interventions on sexually transmitted diseases, AIDS, and traditional healers in southern Africa_to demonstrate how indigenous peoples generally conceive of contagious diseases as having naturalistic causes. His groundbreaking work suggests how western medical practitioners can incorporate ICT to better help native peoples control contagious diseases.

Contagious

Contagious

Book Review

  • Author: PCC
  • Publisher: PCC
  • ISBN: 8829514586
  • Category: Business & Economics
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The New York Times bestseller that explains why certain products and ideas become popular. “Jonah Berger knows more about what makes information ‘go viral’ than anyone in the world” (Daniel Gilbert, author of the bestseller Stumbling on Happiness). What makes things popular? If you said advertising, think again. People don’t listen to advertisements, they listen to their peers. But why do people talk about certain products and ideas more than others? Why are some stories and rumors more infectious? And what makes online content go viral? Wharton marketing professor Jonah Berger has spent the last decade answering these questions. He’s studied why New York Times articles make the paper’s own Most E-mailed list, why products get word of mouth, and how social influence shapes everything from the cars we buy to the clothes we wear to the names we give our children. In Contagious, Berger reveals the secret science behind word-of-mouth and social transmission. Discover how six basic principles drive all sorts of things to become contagious, from consumer products and policy initiatives to workplace rumors and YouTube videos. Learn how a luxury steakhouse found popularity through the lowly cheesesteak, why anti-drug commercials might have actually increased drug use, and why more than 200 million consumers shared a video about one of the most seemingly boring products there is: a blender. Contagious provides a set of specific, actionable techniques for helping information spread—for designing messages, advertisements, and content that people will share. Whether you’re a manager at a big company, a small business owner trying to boost awareness, a politician running for office, or a health official trying to get the word out, Contagious will show you how to make your product or idea catch on.

Love is Contagious

Love is Contagious

A Play in Three Acts

  • Author: Patricia McLain
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc
  • ISBN: 9780822206934
  • Category: Drama
  • Page: 104
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THE STORY: Takes place in the Greenwich Village apartment of Sam Harway, artist, and Robbie Winters, newspaper reporter. Robbie's sister, Sally, wide-eyed and fresh from the farm, unexpectedly arrives in the big city looking for a place to stay,

Contagious

Contagious

  • Author: Emily Goodwin
  • Publisher: Permuted Press
  • ISBN: 1618683179
  • Category: Fiction
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I wasn’t afraid of death. If I died, it would be over. My worst fear wasn’t of dying, it was of living. Living, while everyone around me had their flesh savagely torn from their bodies to be shoved into the festering and ever-hungry mouths of zombies. It terrified me, right down to my very core, to be alive while the rest of the world was dead. During the Second Great Depression, twenty-four year old Orissa Penwell is forced to drop out of college when she is no longer able to pay for classes. Unable to find a job, she moves in with her aunt in Indianapolis. Down on her luck, Orissa doesn’t think she can go any lower. She couldn’t be more wrong. A virus breaks out across the country, leaving the infected crazed, aggressive and very hungry. Orissa is used to only being responsible for herself. When she finds herself a reluctant leader of a group of survivors, she must make a choice: set aside her issues and help the others or go off alone in search of her own family and friends.

180 Ways to Spread Contagious Enthusiasm: The "How To" Handbook for Everyone

180 Ways to Spread Contagious Enthusiasm: The

  • Author: Barbara A. Glanz
  • Publisher: The Walk The Talk Company
  • ISBN: 9781885228741
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 56
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The Plague No Contagious Disease; Or, The Infection of the Plague Seldom, If Ever, Communicated by Touching of Persons Infected, Or, of Goods Broughts from Infected Places

The Plague No Contagious Disease; Or, The Infection of the Plague Seldom, If Ever, Communicated by Touching of Persons Infected, Or, of Goods Broughts from Infected Places

But the Productive Cause of the Plague a Fault of the Air. With Some Hints for the Prevention and Cure of the Plague

  • Author: Sir Richard Manningham
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Plague
  • Page: 70
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Contagious Generosity

Contagious Generosity

The Key to Continuous Blessing

  • Author: Barry L. Cameron
  • Publisher: College Press
  • ISBN: 9780899009445
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 194
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Depression Is Contagious

Depression Is Contagious

How the Most Common Mood Disorder Is Spreading Around the World and How to Stop It

  • Author: Michael Yapko
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 9781416592679
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 256
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Depression is the world’s most common mood disorder, and it is spreading like a viral contagion. You can’t catch depression in the same way you catch a cold, but the latest research provides overwhelming support that moods spread through social conditions, defining depression as more a social problem than a medical illness. Our social lives directly shape our brain chemistry and powerfully affect the way we think and feel—and our brains can change for the better with healthy social circumstances as much as they can change with medication. Drugs may address some of depression’s symptoms, but Dr. Yapko convincingly argues that we need to treat depression at its root, by building social skills and improving relationships, in order to halt the spread of this debilitating disorder. Filled with practical exercises and illustrative examples, his groundbreaking plan guides readers to identify key social patterns that reinforce depression so they can learn the skills to overcome depression and even prevent new episodes from occurring. Provocative and controversial as well as prescriptive and hopeful, Depression Is Contagious investigates the social phenomenon of depression’s epidemic-like spread while offering a more realistic road to recovery.

Becoming a Contagious Christian

Becoming a Contagious Christian

Communicating Your Faith in a Style That Fits You

  • Author: Mark Mittelberg,Bill Hybels,Lee Strobel,Bo Boshers
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 9780310237716
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 304
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The world’s most passionate, effective evangelists are right in your youth ministry! No one can top your students in effectively introducing their friends and family to Christ. And now is the time to help them learn how. Becoming a Contagious Christian Youth Edition ZondervanGroupware is designed with both you and your students in mind. Included is everything you’ll need to help students discover and develop their unique evangelism styles. Based on the proven Becoming a Contagious Christian ZondervanGroupware developed at Willow Creek Community Church, Becoming a Contagious Christian Youth Edition includes an Evangelistic Styles Assessment; activities for individuals, partners, and small groups; and video dramas that model and bring to life the evangelistic skills students can use every day—with powerful results. Revised and expanded by one of America’s foremost youth ministers and teachers, Bo Boshers, this exciting, highly interactive approach addresses the specific needs and challenges of students--in language they can relate to. Students will learn how to: * be intentional in developing relationships * transition an ordinary conversation to a spiritual conversation * tell in plain language their personal story of meeting Christ * share the gospel message using two illustrations * answer ten common objections to Christianity * pray with a friend to receive Christ This course is flexible so you can teach it in several different formats: eight 60-minute sessions, four 3-hour sessions, or one- to three-day retreats. Content, leader’s notes, and media and activity instructions are clearly laid out and easy to follow. You’ll also find: 'Heart Check'--a brief devotional at the beginning of each session written specifically for you, the leader 'Get Connected'--notes to help you get inside the hearts and minds of students 'Going Deeper'--optional activities you can use to give students a more in-depth understanding of the materialDrawing on the expertise of some of today’s foremost leaders in evangelism and student ministry, this powerful program will equip you to train your students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence they’ll need to become truly contagious in reaching their friends for Christ.Becoming a Contagious Christian Youth Edition ZondervanGroupware kit includes: One 60-minute segmented video Student’s Guide Leader’s Guide PowerPoint Presentation on CD-ROMAll but PowerPoint

Ignorance Is Contagious!

Ignorance Is Contagious!

True stories and Life Lessons of Foolishness, Stupidity, and Buffoonery

  • Author: Abdul Majid & James LeGrand
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 9781475946031
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 136
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“This book is a page turner from beginning to end. The stories are both relatable, and hysterical, with dead on advice that make you go hmmmm” - Karim Orange, Eco activist/ Huffington Post Blogger “Abdul Majid’s Ignorance is Contagious is vividly alive with great stories, plenty of laughs, and hard-won life lessons. Young people will learn from it, and so will their parents.” -Ronald K. Fried, author of “My Father’s Fighter” “Sometimes wisdom comes from the most unlikely and humorous of places” —Amy Linden, Arts Critic “Like its author, Ignorance is Contagious is profane, funny and heartfelt. This is a memorable collection of modern-day fables that are real and shed light on how we live today.” —Rodney Stringfellow, Screenwriter and Educator “ABDUL MAJID is able to capture the spoken word in writing. His writing style is natural with flow and above all his wit is wise.” —Emily Cohen, Television Producer “Fresh, innovative, enlightening, and (what I love most) comical . . . . Ignorance Is Contagious, offers alternative solutions for those situations when keeping it real goes wrong” —Pretty Ricki Fontaine, Comedian

Building a Contagious Church

Building a Contagious Church

Revolutionizing the Way We View and Do Evangelism

  • Author: Mark Mittelberg,Bill Hybels
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 9780310221494
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 404
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This book will give vision for turning every church--new or old--into a contagious church that is a powerful magnet for attracting and influencing unchurched people.

Contagious

Contagious

  • Author: Quentin Carter
  • Publisher: Vickie Stringer Publications
  • ISBN: 9780976789482
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 248
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When he met Nekole Michell, Maurice Jones thought he had found a woman that could match his scheming style, but the smooth player soon comes to realize how quickly a game can become deadly.

Becoming a Contagious Church

Becoming a Contagious Church

Increasing Your Church's Evangelistic Temperature

  • Author: Mark Mittelberg
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310852986
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 224
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Discover a Proven Approach to Raising Your Church’s Evangelistic TemperatureEvangelism. It’s one of the highest values in the church. So why do so few churches put real effort into it? Maybe it’s because we don’t understand the evangelistic potential of the church well enough to get excited about it. Becoming a Contagious Church will change that.Revised and updated, this streamlined edition dispels outdated preconceptions and reveals evangelism as it really can be. What’s more, it walks you through a 6-Stage Process and includes a brand-new 6-Stage Process assessment tool for taking your church beyond mere talk to infections energy, action, and lasting commitment.“This book is not optional! It’s required reading for all who are serious about reaching their communities for Christ. Ignoring this book would be pastoral malpractice!”Lee Strobel, author of The Case for the Real Jesus“You can’t read this book without having your heart stirred to share the gospel. It’s contagious!”Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Church and The Purpose Driven Life“Entire leadership teams and outreach committees should read and discuss this powerful book—and then put its principles into action.”John Maxwell, author of Developing Leaders Around You“I can’t emphasize how important books like this one are for the future of the church. It demythologizes the fear and awkwardness of evangelism into something biblical, tangible, and practical for every person.”Dan Kimball, author of They Like Jesus but Not the Church“Becoming a Contagious Church is hands-down the most comprehensive work on church evangelism I’ve ever read. Its principles can turn inward-looking church attenders into outward-looking church evangelists.”Craig Groeschel, senior pastor, LifeChurch.tv

Clinical lectures on the contagious typhus, epidemic in Glasgow, and the vicinity

Clinical lectures on the contagious typhus, epidemic in Glasgow, and the vicinity

  • Author: Richard Millar
  • Publisher: N.A
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Motion for repeal of the contagious diseases acts: speech

Motion for repeal of the contagious diseases acts: speech

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Contagious Chaos

Contagious Chaos

  • Author: Emily Goodwin
  • Publisher: Permuted Press
  • ISBN: 1618683640
  • Category: Fiction
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Contagious Chaos, the highly anticipated third book in the Contagium Series, winner of the Contagious Reads Horror Con’s 2014 best horror series, follows Orissa and her friends as they struggle through a zombie filled world. When the compound starts to fill and food supplies dwindle, Fuller’s soldiers and Marines have no choice but to venture out into the lawless wastelands of America where they discover a new kind of enemy. What foe could be more frightening than zombies? A fortress for the criminally insane--unhinged survivors who will stop at nothing to take Orissa and her friends down for good. In order serve and protect their compound, will the gang have to abandon their own moral code and engage in a war against the uninfected? How far is Orissa willing to go?

Contagious Metaphor

Contagious Metaphor

  • Author: Peta Mitchell
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441104216
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 208
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The metaphor of contagion pervades critical discourse across the humanities, the medical sciences, and the social sciences. It appears in such terms as 'social contagion' in psychology, 'financial contagion' in economics, 'viral marketing' in business, and even 'cultural contagion' in anthropology. In the twenty-first century, contagion, or 'thought contagion' has become a byword for creativity and a fundamental process by which knowledge and ideas are communicated and taken up, and resonates with André Siegfried's observation that 'there is a striking parallel between the spreading of germs and the spreading of ideas'. In Contagious Metaphor, Peta Mitchell offers an innovative, interdisciplinary study of the metaphor of contagion and its relationship to the workings of language. Examining both metaphors of contagion and metaphor as contagion, Contagious Metaphor suggests a framework through which the emergence and often epidemic-like reproduction of metaphor can be better understood.