Links in y1

I love to read and to research, and all my novels have begun by my devouring fact and fiction on subject matters that interest me. I am grateful for both the internet sources and the written materials that helped me write y1.
y1 is interactive in the sense that all electronic versions of it contain up to a few links per chapter which take the reader to music, photos or short news items or articles to serve as an enhancement to the story.  The links on the Amazon version all work on a Kindle Fire, and the links in the other versions will open when the book is read on an internet capable device. The book can be read just fine without going to any of the links. They are not essential to the plot.
Links to music are given on a separate page called Music in  y1. Photos and information on the various islands of the Pacific where much of this story takes place can be found on the page called Pacific Islands.
This page contains information on the remaining nineteen links that I thought would most enhance the reader’s experience. Each is followed by enough of an excerpt from the book to provide context. I hope you enjoy exploring them as much as I did.
URLs are being monitored periodically to ensure that they remain live. If you discover that a link is broken kindly contact the author at zane.zeitman@gmail.com. Readers are encouraged to support the referenced artists, news outlets and web sites referred to in this book. At the end I provide a few additional general links. Please know that it is my intent to be accurate, respectful of all cultures, and open-minded about various points of view. If I have fallen short, it is regretted. Inclusion of a source below in no way implies that source’s endorsement of my novel.

Links by chapter:

Chapter 1 February 1993

Rainbow Brite http://www.rainbowbrite.net/show.html

Dr. Seuss’s “Happy Birthday to You” http://www.amazon.com/Happy-Birthday-You-Dr-Seuss/dp/0394800761

Chameleon changing colors http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=060YXITlyOE

Chapter 2 December 1999

International date line http://www.staff.science.uu.nl/~gent0113/idl/idl_imc1884.htm

Kiribati greets the year 2000 http://www.janeresture.com/kirimwaie/index.htm

Chapter 3 June 2009

TED’s David Gallo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YVvn8dpSAt0

Articles on abuse at teen boot camps  http://www.rickross.com/groups/teenboot.html

Chapter 4 July 2009

Samoan Fire Knife Dancer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73OGSGD9_Co

Chapter 5 August 2009

33’ Hans Christian Sailboat http://www.bluebookofboats.com/BoatModels/HansChristian33.htm

Chapter 6 September 2009

Earthquake in Samoa http://www.riskmanagementmonitor.com/tsunami-strikes-samoan-islands/

Chapter 7 October 2009

Boot camps for troubled teens http://www.teenadvocatesusa.org/troubledteensindustry.html

Fire Walking http://www.exelement.co.uk/fire-and-broken-glass-walking-191

Chapter 8 November 2009

“Are You Depressed, Or Just Human?” by Dr. Andrew Weill http://www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-weil-md/are-you-depressed-or-just_b_307734.html

Chapter 9 December 2009

John Stuart Mill http://jsmillinstitute.org.uk/him.html

Can  money buy happiness? http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2019628,00.html

Chapter 12 February 2010

Social mobility in the U.S. http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2010/11/26/making-more-than-50-million-per-year.aspx#.UDFCKaNAVXY

Sharon Begley on whether antidepressants work http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2010/01/28/the-depressing-news-about-antidepressants.html

Chapter 13 March 2010

Medicating children in foster care http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2011/11/abc-news-investigation-diane-sawyer-and-sharyn-alfonsi-to-report-on-the-overmedication-of-children-in-the-u-s-foster-care-system/

Chapter 14 April 2010

Professor Xavier http://marvel.com/universe/Professor_X.

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The following printed materials also provided background material for this novel:

The Economist Pocket World in Figures, 2011 Edition. Published by Profile Books Ltd.

Landfalls of Paradise: Cruising Guide to the Pacific Islands by Earl R. Hinz

Flaming Sword of Samoa: The Story of the Fire Knife Dance by Freddie Letuli

Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature by Janine M. Benyus

Pacific Lady: The First Woman to Sail Solo across the World’s Largest Ocean by Sharon Sites Adams and Karen Coates

We Chose The Islands by Arthur Grimble

The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific by J. Maarten Troost

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