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Jinx On The Divide - Isbn:9781442032620

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  • Book Title: Jinx on the Divide
  • ISBN 13: 9781442032620
  • ISBN 10: 1442032626
  • Author: Elizabeth Kay
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  • Publisher: Paw Prints
  • Format & Number of pages: 368 pages, book
  • Synopsis: Felix fears what will become of the brandee lamp stolen by the evil Rhino and so sets out on a dangerous quest where his wit and courage is put to the test in his attempts to save two worlds from pending annihilation.

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The Divide trilogy

The Divide trilogy

The Divide trilogy

The Divide trilogy is a fantasy trilogy by Elizabeth Kay. It describes the adventures of Felix Sanders in an alternate universe where myth is reality and reality is myth.

The three books are "The Divide" (2003), "Back to The Divide" (2005), and "Jinx on The Divide" (2006). These books have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Finnish, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese and Italian. A Romanian translation is on the way.

The first book in the trilogy is about a thirteen year old boy named Felix Sanders who has a heart illness that threatens his life. His family is spending their summer vacation in Costa Rica. At a place called the Divide, where the waters that run to the Pacific and Atlantic oceans split, Felix finds himself in a magical world, where mythical creatures are real and humans are a legend.

There, he meets Betony, a tangle-person with an independent personality, Ironclaw, a brilliant yet absent-minded griffin. and Thornbeak, Ironclaw's former mate and a historian. Together, they set off on a journey to cure Felix's illness and send him home. Along the way, they meet Snakeweed, a cunning japegrin who specializes in selling dangerous potions and remedies without testing them. The first book in the series is sure to attract readers to the second and third novels.

Back to the Divide

Snakeweed has been trying to sell his dark magic in Felix's world, but he hasn't been successful. He wants to return home, but in order to do so, he needs the spell hidden in Felix's notebook. In order to obtain the spell, Snakeweed freezes Felix's parents with a horrible curse that turns anything living into marble. The curse begins to spread, and Felix must head back across the Divide to find the countercharm. The fate of Earth itself may rest on his shoulders.

Jinx on the Divide

In the third book, a bully at Felix's school, Rhino, accidentally releases the brandee (genie) from the magical lamp Felix obtained from across the Divide. The djinn takes Rhino hostage, demanding to be returned home and to be given a solid form.

Felix and Betony, visiting in Felix's world, return to the fantasy world. Inside the magical lamp, Rhino has found an ancient jinx box, granting him any of his desires, in exchange for nothing but hearing Rhino say a few simple, magical words. words that could wreck both Felix and Betony's worlds with a deadly mix of science and magic. The ending of the book wraps up all loose ends and concludes the trilogy.

Felix is a boy with a heart condition that threatens his life. He is very intelligent in the fields of science, and as he travels to the magical world, his scientific knowledge is beginning to be introduced in the magical world, changing it dramatically. He has brown hair and deep blue eyes. His best friend is Betony, a tangle-person he met in the world across the Divide. His parents are David and Alice Sanders.

Betony is a tangle-person, or an elf. She, like all other tangle-folk, has white-blond hair, emerald green eyes, and pointy ears. Unlike other tangle-folk, Betony keeps her hair neat and tidy. Her parents were turned to stone after a healing spell went wrong, and Betony has gotten used to living independently. She is kind, although very stubborn and unwilling to accept help. Her parents were transformed to stone statues for 20 years by a spell that went wrong. Her siblings are Ramson and Tansy, and she is training as Thornbeak's apprentice at the Andrian library.

Agrimony is vain about her appearance and is always the top in school and wearing the latest of everything. She helps close down Global Panaceas.

Progg and Dibber were best friends. They were diggelucks (gnomes) that worked in the mines together. After Progg was killed by Global Panaceas, Dibber helped shut down Global Panaceas. He owns a printing business and works with Ramson.

Ramson is Betony's brother. He is always polishing his sickle. He helped shut down Global Panaceas and is aiming to be in Dibber's printing business.

Tansy is Betony's older sister. She helps shut down Global Panaceas.

This brazzle (griffin) is one of the smartest creatures Felix meets. Ironclaw is a mathematician and loves riddles. He repeatedly forgets important things (such as eating) when he finds a new math problem to solve. Thornclaw is his mate and he has a son, Stonetalon, and a daughter, Granitefuzz. Granitefuzz was named after his best friend, Granitelegs, who was killed by Snakeweed. He doesn't care about his appearance, unlike Thornbeak.

A historian by nature, Thornbeak is a brazzle (griffin) who is currently researching a long-dead mathematician brazzle named Flintfeather at the Andrian library. She and Ironclaw have a son, Stonetalon, and a daughter, Granitefuzz. Unlike Ironclaw, she is always clean and neat. She sometimes scorns Ironclaw because of his appearance. Betony is her apprentice.

Snakeweed is a japegrin ( pixie ) that is cunning and eager to rule. He uses sinistroms to achieve his own goals, without giving a thought to the well-being of anyone else. He was once head of Global Panaceas, which went out of business after the public found out that he was cutting corners.

Grimspite is a sinistrom, a shadow beast, similar to a devil-hyena that is summoned by its master at will. Grimspite achieved free will when he was in Felix's world while his pebble was in Betony's world. He turns into a much nicer sinistrom who likes writing cookbooks. He often gets things wrong, although he tries hard. He is best friends with Turpsik.

Architrex is Snakeweed's sinistrom. Ruthless and vicious, he is the most powerful of Snakeweed's sinistroms. He is killed by a hunting party at the end of the first book.

Felix helped the flame-bird (phoenix) build its reincarnation nest. In return, it helps find the book that has the cure to his heart illness.

Chalky and Snowdrift

Chalky and Snowdrift were two brittlehorns (unicorns) that were taking Felix and Betony to Tiratattle when they were poisoned by Architrex and Vomidor. Snowdrift's father was Pewtermane, who went into mourning.

Snakeweed's other sinistrom, Vomidor isn't bright. He is killed by Stonetalon in the first book.

Turpsik is a one-eye (cyclops) that was kicked out of her home in the north because she wrote some horrific poems. She is kind and loves fish. She also is great with needle and thread and is Grimspite's best friend.

Fuzzy (short for Granitefuzz) is the daughter of Ironclaw and Thornbeak. She first appears in the second book, and is more important in the third. She is a very independent character, into squawk music and dying her feathers, and she's a bit of a rebel.

Stonetalon is Fuzzy's older brother and Ironclaw's and Thornbeak's son. He helped invent the Divide spell to get Felix home.

Nimblenap (Nimby) is a magic carpet. His main goal is to win the Magical Objects Bravery Award. He is friendly and is in Betony's possession.

Leona is a riddle-paw (sphinx) that calculates some spells for Felix. She and Ironclaw are friends and enjoy sending each other riddles by mail.

Harshak is a renegade sinstrom. Like Grimspite, he gains free will when Snakeweed takes his pebble over the Divide. However, he starts a reign of terror and ends up getting killed by Thornbeak.

Fleabane was one of Snakeweed's junior officials. When Snakeweed dissappeared,he took over Andria. He was killed by Grimspite.

The jinx box is a sadistic being that tricks people into seeing it as whatever they want. It promises them great things as long as they say some magical words that would ruin the world.

Goodbody, formerly a genie, became a nomad after Grimspite said a magical word in the third book. Goodbody helped guide Felix part of the way to the hidden city of Sebeth in the second book.

Ironclaw's best friend, Granitelegs is killed by Snakeweed in the second book. Granitefuzz is named after him.

*Amberly - Perisian fairy.
*Brandee - Jinn.
*Brazzle - Griffin.
*Brittlehorn - Unicorn.
*Carrionwing - Harpy.
*Creepy-biter - Parasitic invertebrae
*Cuddyak - Yak-buffalo with a rhino horn.
*Cutthroat - Two-headed, six-legged lion with a shorter tale.
*Diggeluck - Gnome.
*Fire-breather - Dragon.
*Flame-bird - Phoenix.
*Gobbler Fish - Unusual fish.
*Japegrin - Pixie.
*Lickit - Elvish cookery experts.
*One-Eye - Cyclops.
*Pond Hopper - Frog with silly-sounding croaking noise.
*Quaddiump - a four-humped camel.
*Ragamucky - Brownie.
*Riddle-paw - Sphinx.
*Shreddermouth - Crocodile with longer legs.
*Sinistrom - Devil-hyena.
*Small-tail - Faun.
*Snagglefang - White wolf.
*Stabber-bird - Long-necked and dangerous grey-blue bird.
*Tangle-person - Elf.
*Triple-head - Roc.
*Troggle - Troll.
*Vamprey - Vampire.
*Wise-hoof - Centaur.
*Worrit - Dog with comic appearance that makes its victim literally die of laughter.
*Note - All magical creatures except for creepy-biters, fire-breathers, vampreys, and cuddyaks are intelligent and can talk.

*No-horn - Horse
*River-fatty - Hippopotamus
*Humungally - Elephant
*Bone-crusher -Hyena

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The Jinx on the Divide (Divide, book 3) by Elizabeth Kay

The Jinx on the Divide

After his daring adventures in The Divide and Back To The Divide, Felix is safely back at school in the real world and looking forward to a visit from his best friend, Betony. But when Rhino, the school bully, knocks over Felix's bag in the corridor, all his plans are shattered. In Felix's bag, forgotten until this moment, is the magical lamp he kept last summer. From its spout escapes a furious brandee (genie) who takes Rhino hostage, demanding that Felix and Betony return him home. Together they make the journey across the Divide, but little do they know that inside the lamp, Rhino has discovered a dangerous new toy; an enchanted jinx box that will give him everything his heart desires. Together with their old friends, Felix and Betony must cross frozen northlands, fight terrifying wolf-like snagglefangs and outwit devious japegrins, to stop Rhino and the trickster jinx box that could wreck both their worlds for ever.

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September 2005. USA Hardback

Title: Jinx On The Divide (Divide Trilogy)
Author(s): Elizabeth Kay
ISBN: 0-439-72455-4 / 978-0-439-72455-5 (USA edition)
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Title: The Jinx on the Divide
Author(s): Elizabeth Kay
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August 2007. USA Paperback

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Author(s): Elizabeth Kay
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Author(s): Elizabeth Kay
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Product: Jinx on the Divide

Felix goes back to school and back to trouble! After Rhino, the class bully, snatches the mysterious Brandee lamp he had kept from his last adventure in Back to the Divide , a djinn kidnaps Rhino and demands that Felix return to a mystical, back-to-front world. But no sooner is the djinn's wish granted than Rhino escapes into the villainous protection of the new evil chief of the Japegrins. It's up to Felix and Bettony to use their wits to save both worlds!

Fun Factor
Draws reluctant readers into an exciting world of science and magic that inspires imagination.


Felix goes back to school and back to trouble! After Rhino, the class bully, snatches the mysterious Brandee lamp he had kept from his last adventure in Back to the Divide , a djinn kidnaps Rhino and demands that Felix return to a mystical, back-to-front world. But no sooner is the djinn's wish granted than Rhino escapes into the villainous protection of the new evil chief of the Japegrins. It's up to Felix and Bettony to use their wits to save both worlds!

Fun Factor
Draws reluctant readers into an exciting world of science and magic that inspires imagination.



Jinx On The Divide (The Divide, #3) by Elizabeth Kay

Jinx On The Divide (The Divide, #3)

Felix is back at school, but things aren't back to normal! Rhino, the class bully, snatches the mysterious Brandee lamp he had kept from his last adventure in BACK TO THE DIVIDE, and next thing you know, a djinn has taken Rhino hostage and is

Felix is back at school, but things aren't back to normal! Rhino, the class bully, snatches the mysterious Brandee lamp he had kept from his last adventure in BACK TO THE DIVIDE, and next thing you know, a djinn has taken Rhino hostage and is demanding that Felix return him home to the mystical, back-to-front world. But no sooner is the djinn's wish granted than Rhino escapes into the villanous protection of Skullcap, new chief nasty of the Japegrins. It's up to Felix and Bettony to once again use their wits to save both worlds from the ultimate explosive threat of mixed-up science and magic.

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Marsha rated it liked it

over 1 year ago

This novel takes off lickety-split with trouble brewing from the very first page. With problems involving everything from a mischievous bully to a knife-wielding brandee (what we call genies) to a chatty box with chameleon qualities, Felix Sanders has his hands full.

Haylee rated it really liked it

about 8 years ago

Well, the book was pretty good, but I was really unsatisfied with the ending. Poor Betony in Felix's world! I think they should have had the divide open up again, and have Felix and his mom and dad and of course, Betony move back to Betony's world. It would have been a be. Read full review

Laurel rated it it was ok

almost 8 years ago

This book was clearly written because Kay was making money selling her books. The story had nothing to do with the other two books and I was mostly bored the whole time. What a crappy way to end a triolgy.

Meera rated it it was amazing

about 8 years ago

Recommends it for: EVERY1

Recommended to Meera by: no1

This is boook is sooo awesome. its like i couldnt stop reading it. it was so intriguing, including many twists and turns. also, ppl liked the cover cuz its split in half.

Trent Coleman rated it it was amazing

almost 4 years ago

This is a fantasy, non-fiction. I chose this book because i read the last one and it was amazing so I'm continuing a very good series.

Now that Felix is back from the divide his family seemed back to normal, until Snakeweed the evil japegrin showed up again. this time free. Read full review

Francesca rated it it was amazing

about 5 years ago

Not quite as good as the first two, but I still love it. I found the frequent switching of view points a little frustrating although Kay timed them perfectly; switching to a character I was just beginning to get curious about and neatly linking their. Read full review

Amanda rated it really liked it

over 3 years ago

This book felt more mature than the first two (which makes sense, as Felix and Betony have both grown), with more exploration of character and an interesting twist to the tale at the end. Felix is growing up and realising the world isn't all as he would like it. The 'bull. Read full review

Maris rated it it was amazing

I haven't read this book in a while and I can't get over how great it is. It is full of complex characters and deep, strange magic and a box that is a lot like the one ring from Lord of the Rings, only it's worse: it can talk. It will try to get you to do horrible things. Read full review

Dayna Smith rated it liked it

over 2 years ago

The final book in The Divide trilogy. Felix is back in his own dimension and waiting for his friend Betony to come for a visit so he can show her his world. Then Rhino, the class bully, finds Felix's lamp and the brandee within and makes his way across the Divide into the. Read full review

Brenan rated it it was amazing

over 1 year ago

Recommends it for: Anyone who loves fantasy novels!

Wow what an ingenious ending! I never would have seen it coming! Kay ended this book with such a terrific twist. I don't think I could ever have come up with something like that. The ending of this final novel in the trilogy embodies the inventive genius that is found thr. Read full review



Jinx on the Divide - ISBN:9781442032620

  • Love & Romance
  • Fantasy & Magic

It's not easy being Jinx.

Jean Honeychurch hates her boring name (not Jean Marie, or Jeanette, just. Jean). What's worse? Her all-too-appropriate nickname, Jinx. Misfortune seems to follow her everywhere she goes—even to New York City, where Jinx has moved to get away from the huge mess she caused in her small hometown. Her aunt and uncle welcome her to their Manhattan town house, but her beautiful cousin Tory isn't so thrilled.

In fact, Tory is hiding a dangerous secret—one that could put them all in danger. Soon Jinx realizes it isn't just bad luck she's been running from. and that the curse she has lived under since the day she was born may be the only thing that can save her life.

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Summary from inside flap of book: The only thing Jean Honeychurch hates more than her boring name (not Jean Marie, or Jeanette, just… jean) is her all-too-appropriate nickname, Jinx. Misfortune seems to follow her everywhere she goes—which is why she’s thrilled to be moving in with her aunt and uncle in New York City. Maybe when she’s halfway across the country, Jinx can finally outrun her bad luck. Or at least escape the havoc she’s caused back in her small hometown. But trouble has definitely followed Jinx to New York. And it’s causing big problems for her cousin Tory, who is not happy to have the family black sheep around. Beautiful, glamorous Tory is hiding a dangerous secret—one that she’s sure Jinx is going to reveal. Jinx is beginning to realize it isn’t just bad luck she’s been running from. It’s something far more sinister… and the curse Jinx has lived under since the day she was born might just be the only thing that can save her life.My review: I hate to admit it, but this is the first Meg Cabot book that I have read. I own many of her books, but I have never read them. I enjoyed Jinx. It’s not overly complicated or highly original, but I still liked it. The inside flap makes you think there will be something devious and “sinister” hidden in the plot, but really it’s nothing more than a jaded, spoiled, rich teenage girl pretending to play “witch-believe” with several equally snotty friends. The only thing sinister would be the personality of Tory, Jinx’s NY cousin. Talk about a character! If I had met this girl in high school, I could only imagine how awful my memories would be. Wow. Tory is by far the best description of a woman scorned I have read in YA fiction—witch craft aside, of course. On a human level, Tory is despicable. Back stabbing, deceitful, envious. The whole nine yards. She is pure evil in the disguise of outward beauty. Her friends were equally disgusting, although they weren’t mentioned much in the book. I got the impression they were meant to be more like groupies than supporting characters. For all of the negative vibes you got from Tory, Jinx gives you the exact opposite. She is the image of mid-west innocence; after all she is a preacher’s daughter. The quaintness of her character, combined with her gorgeous natural curly red hair make her an easy target for Tory’s wrath. Plus, it doesn’t help that Tory’s secret love is head-over-heels for Jinx. The characters were decent. You certainly felt sorry for Jinx during all of her mishaps, and you couldn’t help but dislike Tory. Unfortunately, that’s where the charm ends. The plot is pretty predictable. It’s a classic case, really: Pretty girl doesn’t realize she’s pretty. Pretty girl falls into the trap of equally pretty girl with disgusting personality. Pretty girl unknowingly wins heart of handsome boy. Love triangle ensues. Mean girl gets what she deserves while pretty girl realizes she has self worth and falls for handsome boy. The end. Yep, that’s pretty much it. Granted there were a few twists along the way, but nothing overly exciting. I did like that Zach (said handsome boy) seemed like a complete charmer. He had some personality traits that made him very likable. There were a few scenes in the book that had potential to be suspenseful, but it seemed like the majority of the story only skimmed the surface and never fully dove into a deeper plot. For a younger reader I’m sure it would be satisfying, but I like a little more depth in my reading material. Of course, I probably shouldn’t have expected anything more than what I got considering I bought this book for my classroom library. Overall, it was a fun, quick read. I enjoyed it. I’m sure if I was a middle school girl I would be enthralled with this novel. I would probably even imagine Zach Efron’s face for Zach in the book… if I were a middle school girl. But, alas, I’m not. (I really couldn’t imagine anyone that I felt would fit the characters when reading the book.) I gave the book 3 stars because it was decent. There were some funny parts that made me chuckle, and the descriptions were well written. My visualization abilities were working in overdrive throughout most of the book. However, it wasn’t exactly “mature” content like the jacket flap implied.

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The Color of Wealth: The Story Behind the U.S. Racial Wealth Divide by Meizhu Lui, Barbara Robles [Dr.Soc] torrent

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For every dollar owned by the average white family in the United States, the average family of color has less than a dime. Why do people of color have so little wealth? The Color of Wealth lays bare a dirty secret: for centuries, people of color have been barred by laws and by discrimination from participating in government wealth-building programs that benefit white Americans.

This accessible book—published in conjunction with one of the country’s leading economics education organizations—makes the case that until government policy tackles disparities in wealth, not just income, the United States will never have racial or economic justice.

Written by five leading experts on the racial wealth divide who recount the asset-building histories of Native Americans, Latinos, African Americans, Asian Americans, and European Americans, this book is a uniquely comprehensive multicultural history of American wealth. With its focus on public policies—how, for example, many post–World War II GI Bill programs helped whites only—The Color of Wealth is the first book to demonstrate the decisive influence of government on Americans’ net worth.

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Digital Divide

Book published 2002 CUP September 2001 | Paperback $22 ( Hardback $60) | 320 pages 17 line diagrams 20 half-tones 42 tables 2 maps | ISBN: 0521002230

Since the mid-1990s the explosion of the Internet has prompting intense speculation about its ultimate impact upon the economy, society and politics. Many hope that the Internet will be a powerful new force capable of transforming existing patterns of social inequality, strengthening linkages between citizens and representatives, facilitating new forms of public engagement and communication, and widening opportunities for the development of a global civic society.

But will the Internet transform conventional forms of democratic activism, or only serve to reinforce the existing gap between the technologically rich and poor? Will it level the playing field for developing societies, or instead strengthen the advantages of post-industrial economies? Will parties, interest groups, and governments use the Net to encourage interactive participation, or will the technology be used as another form of �top-down� communications?

This book sets out to understand these issues, drawing upon worldwide surveys of public opinion, systematic content analysis of web sites, and case studies of online civic engagement. Much existing research on the Internet is based upon the situation in the United States, but it is not clear how far we can generalize more widely from this particular context. Democracies offer citizens different structures of opportunity to participate in their own governance. Based upon an examination of OECD countries, this book argues that the political role of the Internet reflects and thereby reinforces, rather than transforms, the structural features of each country�s political system. In some, voluntary organizations and community groups mobilize people into politics. In others, citizens often become active via strong mass-branch party organizations. In yet others, grassroots social movements involve people in protest politics, such as direct action to protect the environment. The Net becomes a common resource which different agencies can use in the attempt to generate public support and to influence the policy process. The Internet thereby alters the mobilizing structure, providing new points of access into the political system, creating new possibilities for collective action, organizational linkage across distances, and informal networks.

The comparative framework for book adopts a �most similar� comparative research strategy by focusing upon democratic states sharing similar economic and political backgrounds, comparing advanced post-industrial (OECD) societies. There are significant variations within this universe in terms of the Internet, such as the costs and ease of access, the availability of online newspapers and television, and the structure, availability and organization of political web sites. The last section of the book focuses on the United States and the 15 member states of the European Union, drawing on public opinion data from the American National Election Study, the Pew Center on the People and the Press, IRIS surveys of Internet users, and the European Commission.

Part I of the book sets out the theoretical framework in the Internet Engagement Model which suggests that use of the new technology can be understood as the product of resources (like time and money), motivation (like interest and confidence) and the structure of opportunities (such as how social networks and political actors use the Internet). The introduction locates the discussion within broader theories of social communications and civic engagement. The book distinguishes the global divide meaning inequalities of Internet access between countries, the social divide between groups within societies, and the democratic divide between those online who do, and do not, use political resources on the Internet. Chapters 2 and 3 then discuss the trends in global access to the internet and the social divisions in the online community, including gaps of gender, class and generation.

Part II compares the structure of opportunities for political use of the Internet, in terms of the news environment, political parties and campaigns, civic society and the government.

Part III then examines the impact of attention to the Internet for news and political engagement, considers the major explanations of net civic engagement, and evaluates the main policy options for reducing the digital divide.

The conclusion draws together the major findings and considers their implications for democracy.


"This path-breaking study in comparative political communication deserves a wide audience and is vital reading for anyone interested in the political impact of new information technologies." Journal of Press/Politics

". Digital Divide is one of those rare works that can fairy be labeled as groundbreaking. " Governance

"It will likely become a standard in its area during the next few years." Bruce Bimber, University of California, Santa Barbara

"In this valuable contribution to the ongoing discussion about the effect of the Internet on social, political, and economic life within and between nations, Norris offers a general model to describe developments thus far. Norris makes a valuable contribution to understanding the present situation, offers a descriptive model, and hints at future trends in an intellectually worthwhile manner." Choice

"Pippa Norris in Digital Divide presents an extensively documented, well-reasoned, carefully argued, and well-balanced analysis of the role of the Internet. " Perspectives on Politics

"Digital Divide is exciting, thought-provoking, and engaging. I expect it will make its way into future generations. If you read only one book on this topic, make it this one." Edward J. Valauskas



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