Weird & Wild Animal Facts

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Weird & Wild Animal Facts

Author: ,

Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN: 1627795847

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Book Summary: There are lots of fascinating animals throughout the world with unusual characteristics. But you may be surprised to learn that many common animals may also have some uncommon characteristics! For example, did you know that: A giraffe can clean its own ears with its tongue? Or that a hippo has teeth as long as a child's arm? So come read facts about fourteen special animals who are less "normal" than we may think at first look.


Educated

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Educated

Author: Tara Westover

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443452505

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 400

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Book Summary: For readers of The Glass Castle and Wild, a stunning new memoir about family, loss and the struggle for a better future #1 International Bestseller Tara Westover was seventeen when she first set foot in a classroom. Instead of traditional lessons, she grew up learning how to stew herbs into medicine, scavenging in the family scrap yard and helping her family prepare for the apocalypse. She had no birth certificate and no medical records and had never been enrolled in school. Westover’s mother proved a marvel at concocting folk remedies for many ailments. As Tara developed her own coping mechanisms, little by little, she started to realize that what her family was offering didn’t have to be her only education. Her first day of university was her first day in school—ever—and she would eventually win an esteemed fellowship from Cambridge and graduate with a PhD in intellectual history and political thought.


Numbers Don't Lie

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Numbers Don't Lie

Author: Vaclav Smil

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525507817

Genre: Science

Page: 368

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Book Summary: "There is no author whose books I look forward to more than Vaclav Smil."--Bill Gates An essential guide to understanding how numbers reveal the true state of our world--exploring a wide range of topics including energy, the environment, technology, transportation, and food production. Vaclav Smil's mission is to make facts matter. An environmental scientist, policy analyst, and a hugely prolific author, he is Bill Gates' go-to guy for making sense of our world. In Numbers Don't Lie, Smil answers questions such as: What's worse for the environment--your car or your phone? How much do the world's cows weigh (and what does it matter)? And what makes people happy? From data about our societies and populations, through measures of the fuels and foods that energize them, to the impact of transportation and inventions of our modern world--and how all of this affects the planet itself--in Numbers Don't Lie, Vaclav Smil takes us on a fact-finding adventure, using surprising statistics and illuminating graphs to challenge conventional thinking. Packed with fascinating information and memorable examples, Numbers Don't Lie reveals how the US is leading a rising worldwide trend in chicken consumption, that vaccination yields the best return on investment, and why electric cars aren't as great as we think (yet). Urgent and essential, with a mix of science, history, and wit--all in bite-sized chapters on a broad range of topics--Numbers Don't Lie inspires readers to interrogate what they take to be true.


Amazing Fantastic Incredible

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Amazing Fantastic Incredible

Author: Stan Lee,Peter David,Colleen Doran

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501107771

Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Book Summary: In this gorgeously illustrated, full-color graphic memoir, Stan Lee—comic book legend and cocreator of Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Avengers, the Incredible Hulk, and a legion of other Marvel superheroes—shares his iconic legacy and the story of how modern comics came to be. Stan Lee is a man who needs no introduction. The most legendary name in the history of comic books, he was the leading creative force behind Marvel Comics, and brought to life—and into the mainstream—some of the world’s best-known heroes and most infamous villains throughout his career. His stories—filled with superheroes struggling with personal hang-ups and bad guys who possessed previously unseen psychological complexity—added wit and subtlety to a field previously locked into flat portrayals of good vs. evil. Lee put the human in superhuman and in doing so, created a new mythology for the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. In this beautifully illustrated graphic memoir—illustrated by celebrated artist Colleen Doran—discover the true story behind the man, written with the same inimitable wit, energy, and offbeat spirit that he brought to the world of comics. Moving from his impoverished childhood in Manhattan to his early days writing comics, through his military training films during World War II and the rise of the Marvel empire in the 1960s to the current cinematic resurgence, Amazing Fantastic Incredible documents the life of a man and the legacy of an industry and career. This funny, moving, and incredibly honest memoir is a must-have for collectors and fans of comic books and graphic novels of every age.


Why We Sleep

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Why We Sleep

Author: Matthew Walker

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501144332

Genre: Science

Page: 368

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Book Summary: “Why We Sleep is an important and fascinating book…Walker taught me a lot about this basic activity that every person on Earth needs. I suspect his book will do the same for you.” —Bill Gates A New York Times bestseller and international sensation, this “stimulating and important book” (Financial Times) is a fascinating dive into the purpose and power of slumber. With two appearances on CBS This Morning and Fresh Air's most popular interview of 2017, Matthew Walker has made abundantly clear that sleep is one of the most important but least understood aspects of our life. Until very recently, science had no answer to the question of why we sleep, or what good it served, or why we suffer such devastating health consequences when it is absent. Compared to the other basic drives in life—eating, drinking, and reproducing—the purpose of sleep remains more elusive. Within the brain, sleep enriches a diversity of functions, including our ability to learn, memorize, and make logical decisions. It recalibrates our emotions, restocks our immune system, fine-tunes our metabolism, and regulates our appetite. Dreaming creates a virtual reality space in which the brain melds past and present knowledge, inspiring creativity. In this “compelling and utterly convincing” (The Sunday Times) book, preeminent neuroscientist and sleep expert Matthew Walker provides a revolutionary exploration of sleep, examining how it affects every aspect of our physical and mental well-being. Charting the most cutting-edge scientific breakthroughs, and marshalling his decades of research and clinical practice, Walker explains how we can harness sleep to improve learning, mood and energy levels, regulate hormones, prevent cancer, Alzheimer’s and diabetes, slow the effects of aging, and increase longevity. He also provides actionable steps towards getting a better night’s sleep every night. Clear-eyed, fascinating, and accessible, Why We Sleep is a crucial and illuminating book. Written with the precision of Atul Gawande, Andrew Solomon, and Sherwin Nuland, it is “recommended for night-table reading in the most pragmatic sense” (The New York Times Book Review).


Attached

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Attached

Author: Amir Levine,Rachel Heller

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101475161

Genre: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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Book Summary: Is there a science to love? In this groundbreaking book, psychiatrist and neuroscientist Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel S. F. Heller reveal how an understanding of attachment theory-the most advanced relationship science in existence today-can help us find and sustain love. Attachment theory forms the basis for many bestselling books on the parent/child relationship, but there has yet to be an accessible guide to what this fascinating science has to tell us about adult romantic relationships-until now. Attachment theory owes its inception to British psychologist and psychoanalyst John Bowlby, who in the 1950s examined the tremendous impact that our early relationships with our parents or caregivers has on the people we become. Also central to attachment theory is the discovery that our need to be in a close relationship with one or more individuals is embedded in our genes. In Attached, Levine and Heller trace how these evolutionary influences continue to shape who we are in our relationships today. According to attachment theory, every person behaves in relationships in one of three distinct ways: *ANXIOUS people are often preoccupied with their relationships and tend to worry about their partner's ability to love them back. *AVOIDANT people equate intimacy with a loss of independence and constantly try to minimize closeness. *SECURE people feel comfortable with intimacy and are usually warm and loving. Attached guides readers in determining what attachment style they and their mate (or potential mates) follow. It also offers readers a wealth of advice on how to navigate their relationships more wisely given their attachment style and that of their partner. An insightful look at the science behind love, Attached offers readers a road map for building stronger, more fulfilling connections.


Factfulness

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Factfulness

Author: Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling

Publisher: Flatiron Books

ISBN: 125012381X

Genre: Science

Page: 288

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Book Summary: INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates "Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. --- “This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance...Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.


Record Breakers!

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Record Breakers!

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0744057140

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 192

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Book Summary: What is the world's longest-living creature? Who was the first person to reach the bottom of the ocean? Where is the longest train route? This ebook is full of amazing facts about people, animals, Earth, and space, and brings you the first, fastest, longest, largest, biggest, and best records in the world! Track the longest shark migration (20,000 km/12,400 miles); visit the coolest place on the planet (Vostok Station, Antarctica: a chilling -89.2oC/-128.6oF); see how plane pioneer Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier, and much more. Discover the greatest human achievements, from pioneering inventors to modern feats of engineering, transport, technology, and sport. But there's far more than just people power in this ebook, there are also records about animals, plants, and our amazing natural world. Find out all about the best of everything in Record Breakers - an entertaining and educational ebook that the whole family can enjoy.


The Awakening of True Self (An Interesting Journey of a Young Adult)

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The Awakening of True Self (An Interesting Journey of a Young Adult)

Author: Dinesh Deshmukh

Publisher: Prowess Publishing

ISBN: 1545726078

Genre: Fiction

Page: 106

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Filming the Fantastic with Virtual Technology

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Filming the Fantastic with Virtual Technology

Author: Mark Sawicki,Juniko Moody

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000762483

Genre: Performing Arts

Page: 220

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Book Summary: This book brings fantasy storytelling to a whole new level by providing an in-depth insight into the tools used for virtual reality, augmented reality, 360 cinema and motion capture in order to repurpose them to create a virtual studio for filmmaking. Gone are the long days and months of post before seeing your final product. Composites and CG characters can now be shot together as fast as a live-action show. Using off-the-shelf software and tools, authors Mark Sawicki and Juniko Moody document the set-up and production pipelines of the modern virtual/mocap studio. They reveal the procedures and secrets for making movies in virtual sets. The high-end technology that enabled the creation of films such as The Lord of the Rings, Avatar and The Jungle Book is now accessible for smaller, independent production companies. Do you want your actors to perform inside of an Unreal® Game Engine set and interact with the environment? Do you want to be able to put your live-action camera on a jib or dolly and move effortlessly through both a live-action and virtual space together? Do you want live performers interacting with giants, elves and other creatures manipulated by motion capture in real time? This book discusses all of these scenarios and more, showing readers how to create high-quality virtual content using alternative, cost-effective technology. Tutorials, case studies, and project breakdowns provide essential tips on how to avoid and overcome common pitfalls, making this book an indispensable guide for both beginners to create virtual backlot content and more advanced VFX users wanting to adopt best practices when planning and directing virtual productions with RealityTM software and performance capture equipment such as Qualysis.


The Loving Kind

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The Loving Kind

Author: Sarah Webb

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 0230749674

Genre: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: Romance writer, Libby Small, has just been dumped. By her agent, her publisher and now her husband and she's finally had enough. So she's over the moon when she's given the opportunity to ghostwrite a novel for ex Miss Ireland, Lulubelle Ryan. Particularly as it means travelling around the world as part of Lulubelle's entourage. Two months to write a raunchy bonk buster set in the glitzy world of modelling should be easy - right? Wrong! Especially when it becomes very clear to Libby that the story behind this book is very close to Lulubelle's heart for a reason. There are some benefits though - and Lulubelle's handsome and enigmatic manager, Leo, is certainly part of the attraction - if only Libby could forget about her other male addiction.


Far From This Earth

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Far From This Earth

Author: Chad Oliver

Publisher: Gateway

ISBN: 057512590X

Genre: Fiction

Page: 192

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Book Summary: Far From This Earth and Other Stories is volume 2 of a collection of Chad Oliver's SF, containing the following: Stardust Let Me Live in a House Field Expedient Transformer If Now You Grieve a Little Anachronism North Wind Pilgrimage The Wind Blows Free Of Course Rite of Passage Didn't He Ramble? Second Nature Ghost Town End of the Line Just Like a Man Far From This Earth King of the Hill Meanwhile, Back on the Reservation A Lake of Summer


The Walking Dead Deluxe #11

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The Walking Dead Deluxe #11

Author: Robert Kirkman

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN:

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 36

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Book Summary: As Rick and his companions settle on the Greene family farm, Glenn finds new love, and the peace and safety of their new home is shattered by the dead.


The Walking Dead #11

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The Walking Dead #11

Author: Robert Kirkman

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN:

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 24

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Book Summary: Rick is finally getting settled into his new life. He's got a roof over his head, and a pretty secure shelter, and he's surrounded by people who he's come to know as friends. Over all, life is good, and after the last few months he's been through he welcomes this change. But things can't stay like this forever. Something bad looms just beyond the horizon. Something really bad.


Far from the Factory

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Far from the Factory

Author: George Gonzalez-Rivas,Linus Larsson

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1420094572

Genre: Business & Economics

Page: 325

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Book Summary: If you currently employ knowledge workers who do most of their work on computers or with computers, access the Internet, utilize internal and external databases, use e-mail or other new messaging technology, then this book is for you. Quite simply, this handbook is for any organization with a lot of Web DNA that wishes to cut costs, improve performance, and stay perpetually competitive. It is for change agents or managers within those organizations who work with information and want to leverage the latest crop of tool sets to deliver on the promise of Lean for the modern, information-rich office. ... packed with new ideas ... breaks new ground in so many directions ... . — John Bicheno, Director, Lean Enterprise Research Centre, Cardiff Business School ... excellent ... on several levels ... ... teaches us how to visualize the depth of hidden wastes in our complex information flows and the large opportunity for improvement that this suggests. — Keith Russell, PhD, Global Continuous Improvement Leader R&D, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Very interesting view on operational excellence, helpful to readers without a background in this area of expertise. — Bert Nordberg, President and CEO. Sony Ericsson Congratulations to all the readers holding this book! ... These Lean ideas must be an integral part of the daily operations of your business. I am going to get each and every one of my management team a copy of this brilliant book at the start for our own Lean journey. — Lennart Käll, CEO, Wasa Kredit It’s one thing to develop a concept. It’s another to make it sing. This is the hymnal. — Dr. Don V. Steward, CEO Problematics, Professor Emeritus, Sacramento State University, inventor of DSM ... a must read for CIOs everywhere." — Julian Amey, Principal Fellow, Warwick University


Runaway Girl

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Runaway Girl

Author: Paul Kennedy

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496984234

Genre: Fiction

Page: 432

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Book Summary: Tasha, a rebellious teenager, runs away from a threatening family situation. Arriving in London she meets Ann Swinton, a well-off woman who, with her husband, Steven, helps runaway and homeless children. Eighteen months later Ann is brutally murdered at her home while her husband is away on a fishing trip. Police suspicion falls on Steven and a few days later he is found dead in his car, having supposedly committed suicide. But Tasha’s life has become entangled with other young runaways, an Italian hotel waiter, several Ukrainian prostitutes and their pimp, Giorgio, who Tasha meets soon after her arrival. All struggle to forge a living at the margins of London’s multi-national society. When Tasha seeks refuge with Giorgio she accidentally uncovers the operations of a vicious gang who are kidnapping runaways like herself. When they discover that Tasha has reported their activities to Ann Swinton their lives are placed in imminent danger. Indeed, Tasha only narrowly avoids death after escaping from her locked room. When DI Tariq Hassan and his new colleague DS Sue Bridges are assigned the formidable task of tracking this gang down they desperately need Tasha’s help. But is she still alive and where is she hiding?


Savage Dragon #69

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Savage Dragon #69

Author: Erik Larsen

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN:

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

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Book Summary: While Dart ponders the whereabouts of the missing SuperPatriot, Debbie Harris II informs Dragon that the homeless Gods have set their sights on raising the lost city of Atlantis.


Captain America Masterworks Vol. 10

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Captain America Masterworks Vol. 10

Author: Jack Kirby

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 1302505238

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 312

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Book Summary: Collects Captain America (1968) #193-200, Annual (1971) #3; material from Marvel Treasury Special: Captain America's Bicentennial Battles. It’s the return of the King! In 1975, Jack “King” Kirby came back to Marvel and his iconic creation, Captain America, as writer, artist and editor. It was Kirby unleashed — and the results were groundbreaking. Kirby created an intricate storyline that built month after month toward America’s Bicentennial and CAPTAIN AMERICA #200! The “Madbomb” saga featured an aristocratic cabal seeking to wrest control of the country by possessing the American people’s minds and driving them to insane outbreaks of violence. It’s an Orwellian adventure done Kirby-style, and there’s nothing else like it! Also featuring an out-of-this-world alien Annual escapade, and Kirby’s BICENTENNIAL BATTLES — an 80-page masterpiece encompassing American history from the Revolution to the Old West to both World Wars!


Ultimate X-Men Vol. 16

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Ultimate X-Men Vol. 16

Author: Robert Kirkman,Sean McKeever

Publisher: Marvel Entertainment

ISBN: 1302436325

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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Book Summary: Collects Ultimate X-Men #75-80. If one man is capable of disrupting the carefully controlled world of Charles Xavier's School For Gifted Youngsters, it's this one: Ultimate Cable! He comes from a tragic future to wreak havoc on mutantkind today, and his sinister secrets will shock the X-Men to their very core. It's a huge event in Ultimate X-Men history. Get in on the ground floor. You've been warned. Plus: Delve into the secret life of the X-Men's rivals, Emma Frost's Academy of Tomorrow, in a special bonus story!


Savage Dragon #150

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Savage Dragon #150

Author: Erik Larsen

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN:

Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 32

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Book Summary: Just when Dragon thought his struggle to protect Chicago from the nefarious Vicious Circle couldn't get any worse, his deadliest foe returns. The shocker of the year: OverLord Triumphant!