The Illusion of Life Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

The Illusion of Life


  • Author : Frank Thomas
  • Publisher : Disney Press
  • Release Date : 1995-10-05
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:49015002791581

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The Illusion of Life Excerpt :

Traces the development of Disney animation, explains what made Disney's style unique, and features original sketches and drawings revealing the origins of Mickey Mouse and other Disney characters

Bendy  The Illusion of Living Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Bendy The Illusion of Living


  • Author : Adrienne Kress
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2021-02-02
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338733914

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Bendy The Illusion of Living Excerpt :

Enter the mind of Joey Drew in this exclusive memoir, sure to captivate fans of the hit horror video games Bendy and the Ink Machine and Bendy and the Dark Revival!

Disney Animation Book

Disney Animation


  • Author : Frank Thomas
  • Publisher : Abbeville Press
  • Release Date : 1987-12-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 576
  • ISBN 10 : 0896596982

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Disney Animation Excerpt :

A must for collectors and fans of all ages, this is the most exciting, comprehensive, and thorough examination of what the Disney magic is all about. More than 2,700 illustrations, 489 in full color.

The Illusion of Money Book

The Illusion of Money


  • Author : Kyle Cease
  • Publisher : Hay House, Inc
  • Release Date : 2019-09-03
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 193
  • ISBN 10 : 9781401957445

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The Illusion of Money Excerpt :

New York Times best-selling author and comedian-turned-motivational speaker, Kyle Cease, shows how your obsession with money is actually preventing you from living the life of your dreams. "I can't afford that." "Now's not the right time . . . I need to save up." "Quit my job? Are you nuts?!" Sound familiar? Money is one of the biggest excuses we make to not go after what we really want. Our fixation with money--the desire for more of it, and the fear of not having enough of it--is often really just a longing to feel safe. But this obsession with money is coming at a much bigger cost: our sanity, our creativity, our freedom, and our ability to step into our true power. This book is about eliminating the need to seek safety through the illusion of money, and learning to see ourselves for the perfection that we are--so that we can bring our gifts to the world in an authentic way, and allow ourselves to receive massive, true abundance as a result. Kyle Cease has heard excuses like the ones above countless times at his live events, and he has shown people how to completely break through them. In The Illusion of Money, he shares his own experiences as well as practical tools to help readers understand their ingrained beliefs and attachments to money, and how they can tap into our infinite assets and talents. "After 25 years as a successful comedian, actor, transformational speaker, author and junior-league amateur bowler, I've experienced many times how chasing money is not an effective way to create an abundant and fulfilling life. The most alive I've ever felt was after I left my comedy career at its peak to become a transformational speaker. I left tons of guaranteed money and so-called security for a complete unknown. It was terrifying--but what was on the other side of that terror was a completely different life that is not only more abundant financially, but has more freedom, more ease, more passion, more impact and more joy." -- Kyle Cease

The Illusion of Life II Book

The Illusion of Life II


  • Author : Alan Cholodenko
  • Publisher : Power Publications, Sydney
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 588
  • ISBN 10 : UCSD:31822034652883

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The Illusion of Life II Excerpt :

Collection of 16 essays on post-World War II animation in Japan and the United States, generated by "The Life of Illusion," Australia's second international conference on animation, held in Sydney Mar. 3-5, 1995.

Kingdom Keepers IV  Power Play Book
Score: 3.5
From 12 Ratings

Kingdom Keepers IV Power Play


  • Author : Ridley Pearson
  • Publisher : Disney Electronic Content
  • Release Date : 2011-04-05
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781423152521

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Kingdom Keepers IV Power Play Excerpt :

For the five teens who modeled as Disney Hologram Imaging hosts, life is beginning to settle down when an intriguing video arrives to Philby's computer at school. It's a call for action: the Overtakers, a group of Disney villains, seem to be plotting to attempt a rescue of two of their leaders, both of whom the Disney Imagineers have hidden away somewhere following a violent encounter in Epcot. Includes a preview chapter from Kingdom Keepers V - Shell Game

The Illusion of Separateness Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

The Illusion of Separateness


  • Author : Simon Van Booy
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2013-06-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062112262

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The Illusion of Separateness Excerpt :

In The Illusion of Separateness, award-winning author Simon Van Booy tells a harrowing and enchanting story of how one man’s act of mercy during World War II changed the lives of strangers, and how they each discover the astonishing truth of their connection. Whether they are pursued by Nazi soldiers, old age, shame, deformity, disease, or regret, the characters in this utterly compelling novel discover in their, darkest moments of fear and isolation that they are not alone, that they were never alone, that every human being is a link in an unseen chain. The Illusion of Separateness intertwines the stories of unique and compelling characters who—through seemingly random acts of selflessness—discover the vital parts they have played in each other’s lives.

The Illusion of Work Book

The Illusion of Work


  • Author : Pat Maguire
  • Publisher : FriesenPress
  • Release Date : 2020-12-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 118
  • ISBN 10 : 9781525587054

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The Illusion of Work Excerpt :

Have you noticed a gap between the illusion of work being done in your office, and the actual output of those workers? Then it’s time to re-evaluate your methodologies. Streamline your work processes and become more results-oriented with The Illusion of Work. This book provides a unique perspective on the process of self-discovery, self-evaluation, and planning required to eradicate effort that’s only disguised as work. It’s a reality check for people at all levels of a company, whether you want to improve your own output or help your employees take their game to the next level. Through case studies and real-life stories, you’ll gain an actionable plan to effect change at your company. Business owners, leaders, and staff will gain the framework they need to analyze, create, and maintain a work environment where everyone understands the difference between work that’s meant to help achieve an end goal, and effort that just makes people look busy.

Illusion of Separation Book

Illusion of Separation


  • Author : Giles Hutchins
  • Publisher : Floris Books
  • Release Date : 2014-10-06
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781782501435

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Illusion of Separation Excerpt :

Our modern patterns of thinking and learning are all based on observing a world of 'things', which we think of as separate building blocks. This worldview allows us to count and measure objects without their having any innate value; it provides neat definitions and a sense of control over life. However, this approach also sets humans apart from each other, and from nature.In reality, in nature, everything is connected in a fluid, dynamic way. 'Separateness' is an illusion we have created -- and is fast becoming a dangerous delusion infecting how we relate to business, politi, and other key areas of our daily reality.Giles Hutchins argues that the source of our current social, economic and environmental issues springs from the misguided way we see and construct our world. With its roots in ancient wisdom, this insightful book sets out an accesssible, easy to follow exploration of the causes of our current crises, offering ways to rectify these issues at source and then pointing to a way ahead.

The Illusion of Choice Book

The Illusion of Choice


  • Author : Andrew Bard Schmookler
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Release Date : 1993-01-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 376
  • ISBN 10 : 0791412652

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The Illusion of Choice Excerpt :

It is sensitive to those values pertaining to what can be bought and sold but is blind to others - such as the integrity of the natural world and the quality of human relationships - that cannot be turned into commodities. It is impervious to the costs of tearing apart the larger wholes - families, communities, the biosphere - that are vital to the quality of our lives. While these shortcomings are known to mainstream economics, their vital importance has not been recognized because economics takes too static a perspective. Systematic errors wreak damage over time. The Illusion of Choice, by putting our economic lives in a social evolutionary perspective, illuminates the defects of the market ideology that defends the uncontrolled play of market forces. On the basis of that analysis, this work also provides the outlines of a program by which we can make the market system a better instrument of the full range of human values

The Art of Inside Out Book

The Art of Inside Out


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release Date : 2015-05-26
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452147499

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The Art of Inside Out Excerpt :

From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter ("Monsters, Inc.," "Up") has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar's original movie " Inside Out," he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind. Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it's no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness. The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley's mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley's main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school. In this groundbreaking and illuminating film, Pixar Animation Studios examines the extraordinary depths of the mind and the powers of emotion and imagination. The Art of Inside Out provides an exclusive look into the artistic exploration that went into the making of this vibrant film. Featuring concept art—including sketches, collages, color scripts, and much more—and opening with a foreword by actress Amy Poehler and introduction by the film's writer and director Pete Docter, this is the ultimate behind-the-scenes experience of the making of this landmark film. Copyright ©2015 Disney Enterprises, Inc. and Pixar. All rights reserved.

Natural Causes Book
Score: 3.5
From 17 Ratings

Natural Causes


  • Author : Barbara Ehrenreich
  • Publisher : Twelve
  • Release Date : 2018-04-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781455535880

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A New York Times bestseller! From the celebrated author of Nickel and Dimed, Barbara Ehrenreich explores how we are killing ourselves to live longer, not better. A razor-sharp polemic which offers an entirely new understanding of our bodies, ourselves, and our place in the universe, NATURAL CAUSES describes how we over-prepare and worry way too much about what is inevitable. One by one, Ehrenreich topples the shibboleths that guide our attempts to live a long, healthy life -- from the importance of preventive medical screenings to the concepts of wellness and mindfulness, from dietary fads to fitness culture. But NATURAL CAUSES goes deeper -- into the fundamental unreliability of our bodies and even our "mind-bodies," to use the fashionable term. Starting with the mysterious and seldom-acknowledged tendency of our own immune cells to promote deadly cancers, Ehrenreich looks into the cellular basis of aging, and shows how little control we actually have over it. We tend to believe we have agency over our bodies, our minds, and even over the manner of our deaths. But the latest science shows that the microscopic subunits of our bodies make their own "decisions," and not always in our favor. We may buy expensive anti-aging products or cosmetic surgery, get preventive screenings and eat more kale, or throw ourselves into meditation and spirituality. But all these things offer only the illusion of control. How to live well, even joyously, while accepting our mortality -- that is the vitally important philosophical challenge of this book. Drawing on varied sources, from personal experience and sociological trends to pop culture and current scientific literature, NATURAL CAUSES examines the ways in which we obsess over death, our bodies, and our health. Both funny and caustic, Ehrenreich then tackles the seemingly unsolvable problem of how we might better prepare ourselves for the end -- while still reveling in the lives that remain to us.

The Illusion of Forever Book

The Illusion of Forever


  • Author : Rolf van der Wind
  • Publisher : tredition
  • Release Date : 2021-05-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN 10 : 9783347321748

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The Illusion of Forever Excerpt :

Nothing is ever as simple as it seems. First, you should fail to be able to understand yourself genuinely. When you do, the struggle begins. The mind provides a person with the mental fortitude to survive any physical or spiritual crisis when the goal is set in your mind sharp enough. The protagonist If he had to lose his search for love, he would rather lose himself.

Walt Disney s Ultimate Inventor Book

Walt Disney s Ultimate Inventor


  • Author : Don Iwerks
  • Publisher : Disney Editions
  • Release Date : 2019-12-10
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 1484743377

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Walt Disney s Ultimate Inventor Excerpt :

Gorgeous never-before-published photographs and fascinating personal memories celebrate the half-a-century career of Disney Legend Ub Iwerks, a self-taught animator who became the first to animate Mickey and Minnie Mouse and an exceptional draftsman, prolific innovator, and all-around technical genius who directly collaborated with Walt Disney to create some of the most loved moments throughout film and theme parks. Even before the creation of Mickey, Walt established a reputation as a technical leader in Hollywood and frequently relied on the counsel, expertise, ingenuity, and creativity of a kindred spirit, lifelong friend, and fellow virtuoso: Ub Iwerks. Up till now, Ub and his many technical inventions and techniques have been largely unknown by the general public. His illustrious career consisted of dozens of innovative contributions, large and small, to both animated and live-action motion pictures, as well as the fields of optics, film processes, and special effects. He was also the major force behind the design of special cameras, projectors, electronics, and audio for theme park projects, and much more. The high standard set by Walt and Ub continues to inspire artists and technicians within The Walt Disney Company as they explore new avenues of quality entertainment. Here is a one-of-a-kind appreciation to an extraordinary man and an outstanding career, a record of his many inventions and accomplishments, and a tribute from a grateful son to his remarkable father.

The Illusion of God s Presence Book

The Illusion of God s Presence


  • Author : John C. Wathey
  • Publisher : Prometheus Books
  • Release Date : 2016-01-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages : 419
  • ISBN 10 : 9781633880757

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The Illusion of God s Presence Excerpt :

An essential feature of religious experience across many cultures is the intuitive feeling of God's presence. More than any rituals or doctrines, it is this experience that anchors religious faith, yet it has been largely ignored in the scientific literature on religion. Starting with a vivid narrative account of the life-threatening hike that triggered his own mystical experience, biologist John Wathey takes the reader on a scientific journey to find the sources of religious feeling and the illusion of God's presence. His book delves into the biological origins of this compelling feeling, attributing it to innate neural circuitry that evolved to promote the mother-child bond. Dr. Wathey, a veteran neuroscientist, argues that evolution has programmed the infant brain to expect the presence of a loving being who responds to the child's needs. As the infant grows into adulthood, this innate feeling is eventually transferred to the realm of religion, where it is reactivated through the symbols, imagery, and rituals of worship. The author interprets our various conceptions of God in biological terms as illusory supernormal stimuli that fill an emotional and cognitive vacuum left over from infancy. These insights shed new light on some of the most vexing puzzles of religion, like the popular belief in a god who is judgmental and punishing, yet also unconditionally loving; the extraordinary tenacity of faith; the greater religiosity of women relative to men; religious obsessions with sex; the mysterious compulsion to pray; the seemingly irrepressible feminine attributes of God, even in traditionally patriarchal religions; and the strange allure of cults. Finally, Dr. Wathey considers the hypothesis that religion evolved to foster reproductive success, arguing that, in an age of potentially ruinous overpopulation, magical thinking has become a luxury we can no longer afford, one that distracts us from urgent threats to our planet. Deeply researched yet elegantly written in