Sleeping Giants

Sleeping Giants
Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Publsiher: Del Rey
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2016-04-26
ISBN: 1101886706
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sleeping Giants Book Excerpt:

A page-turning debut in the tradition of Michael Crichton, World War Z, and The Martian, Sleeping Giants is a thriller fueled by an earthshaking mystery—and a fight to control a gargantuan power. A girl named Rose is riding her new bike near her home in Deadwood, South Dakota, when she falls through the earth. She wakes up at the bottom of a square hole, its walls glowing with intricate carvings. But the firemen who come to save her peer down upon something even stranger: a little girl in the palm of a giant metal hand. Seventeen years later, the mystery of the bizarre artifact remains unsolved—its origins, architects, and purpose unknown. Its carbon dating defies belief; military reports are redacted; theories are floated, then rejected. But some can never stop searching for answers. Rose Franklin is now a highly trained physicist leading a top secret team to crack the hand’s code. And along with her colleagues, she is being interviewed by a nameless interrogator whose power and purview are as enigmatic as the provenance of the relic. What’s clear is that Rose and her compatriots are on the edge of unraveling history’s most perplexing discovery—and figuring out what it portends for humanity. But once the pieces of the puzzle are in place, will the result prove to be an instrument of lasting peace or a weapon of mass destruction? Praise for Sleeping Giants “As high-concept as it is, Sleeping Giants is a thriller through and through. . . . One of the most promising series kickoffs in recent memory, [and] a smart demonstration of how science fiction can honor its traditions and reverse-engineer them at the same time.”—NPR “Neuvel weaves a complex tapestry with ancient machinery buried in the Earth, shadow governments, and geopolitical conflicts. But the most surprising thing about the book may just be how compelling the central characters are in the midst of these larger-than-life concepts. . . . I can’t stop thinking about it.”—Chicago Review of Books “A remarkable debut . . . Reminiscent of Max Brooks’s World War Z, the story’s format effectively builds suspense.”—Library Journal (debut of the month) “This stellar debut novel . . . masterfully blends together elements of sci-fi, political thriller and apocalyptic fiction. . . . A page-turner of the highest order.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Don’t miss any of The Themis Files by Sylvain Neuvel: SLEEPING GIANTS | WAKING GODS | ONLY HUMAN

Wake Up the Sleeping Giants

Wake Up the Sleeping Giants
Author: Dorothy McDaniel
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2014-04-29
ISBN: 1490827781
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wake Up the Sleeping Giants Book Excerpt:

This book is written for those who are spiritually asleep to be awakened in order to carry out the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. To operate in the supernatural led by the Holy Spirit that it may be said of the modern-day Christians as it was said of the early Christians; they are turning the world upside down. Wake up, the alarm is sounding. This is no time to press the snooze button and continue to doze, because the rapture is imminent. In a dream, I saw a multitude of people flying like birds into the sky. It seemed as if they were being drawn up by a giant magnet. I said in amazement, “This is it. The rapture is taking place.” I saw many people walking around on the ground, seemingly unaware of what was taking place around them. Suddenly I was taken up by the spirit of God as well and flown around in the sky, but just as quickly as I was taken up, I was placed firmly back down on the ground. Wake Up the Sleeping Giants will explain in detail why I was placed back on the ground and not raptured at that time. Also how I became spiritually awakened with a mandate to help sound the alarm for others who are yet spiritually asleep. Jesus is coming for His bride, the Church.

The Sleeping Giant

The Sleeping Giant
Author: Ken McElroy
Publsiher: RDA Press, LLC
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-01-25
ISBN: 0982910800
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sleeping Giant Book Excerpt:

The idea behind The Sleeping Giant, Ken's fourth book, is to help inspire people to believe that they can be part of solving the world's economic problems by creating businesses - which in turn create financial freedom, job growth and reduce reliance on other sources. Entrepreneurship and self-empowerment are becoming the new American dream. The Sleeping Giant is awakening! A generation of self-employed entrepreneurs are ditching the corporate ladder and creating their own destiny. They're the new Business Class - an army of self-empoyed entrepreneurs millions strong living out their passions and changing the world by creating jobs and prosperity. This book brings together 20 entrepreneurs, each sharing their powerful and inspiring stories of how they found success through self-empowerment. Each one started with an idea - and most had no experience and no money. Yet their stories are of lives of freedom, passion and fulfillment.

Sleeping Giants

Sleeping Giants
Author: William E. Coffer
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 125
Release: 1979
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sleeping Giants Book Excerpt:

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Among the Sleeping Giants

Among the Sleeping Giants
Author: Donald Jackson
Publsiher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1987
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Principles of Marketing

Principles of Marketing
Author: Philip Kotler,Gary Armstrong,Veronica Wong,John Saunders
Publsiher: Pearson Education
Total Pages: 1060
Release: 2008
ISBN: 9780273711568
Category: Lehrbuch - Marketing
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Principles of Marketing Book Excerpt:

The goal of Principles of Marketing, Fifth Edition, is to introduce people to the fascinating world of modern marketing in an innovative, practical and enjoyable way. Like any good marketer, we're out to create more value for you, our customer. We have perused every page, table, figure, fact and example in an effort to make this the best text from which to learn about and teach marketing.

Breaking the News

Breaking the News
Author: Alex Marlow
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2021-05-18
ISBN: 1982160764
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breaking the News Book Excerpt:

From the editor in chief of Breitbart News, a firsthand account of how the establishment media became weaponized against Donald Trump and his supporters on behalf of the political left. Alex Marlow was just a twenty-one-year-old UC Berkeley student when renowned media mogul Andrew Breitbart hired him as his first employee. Breitbart began mentoring Marlow on how to fight the culture war one headline at a time and to remain resilient in the face of personal attacks. Now, in this eye-opening and timely book, Marlow explains how the establishment press destroyed its own credibility with a relentless stream of “fake news” designed to smear Donald Trump and his supporters while advancing a leftist agenda. He also reveals key details on how our information gatekeepers truly operate and why America’s “fake news” moment might never end. Breitbart—and Trump—began banging the drum about “fake news” during the 2016 election, and it resonated with millions of voters because they intuitively knew the corporate media was willing to say or write anything to achieve their political ends. It’s a battle cry that continues to this day. Alex and his team of researchers elucidate the stunning details of the key “fake news” moments of the Trump era and take a deep dive into some of the right’s favorite media targets: from Bloomberg, CNN, The Washington Post, and The New York Times to the tech elite in Silicon Valley. Deeply researched and eye-opening, Breaking the News rips back the curtain on the inner workings of how the establishment media weaponizes information to achieve their political and cultural ends.

Mistrust Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them

Mistrust  Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them
Author: Ethan Zuckerman
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2021-01-19
ISBN: 1324002611
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mistrust Why Losing Faith in Institutions Provides the Tools to Transform Them Book Excerpt:

The rise of mistrust is provoking a crisis for representative democracy—solutions lie in the endless creativity of social movements. From the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street, and from cryptocurrency advocates to the #MeToo movement, Americans and citizens of democracies worldwide are losing confidence in what we once called the system. This loss of faith has spread beyond government to infect a broad swath of institutions—the press, corporations, digital platforms—none of which seem capable of holding us together. The dominant theme of contemporary civic life is mistrust in institutions—governments, big business, the health care system, the press. How should we encourage participation in public life when neither elections nor protests feel like paths to change? Drawing on work by political scientists, legal theorists, and activists in the streets, Ethan Zuckerman offers a lens for understanding civic engagement that focuses on efficacy, the power of seeing the change you make in the world. Mistrust introduces a set of "levers"—law, markets, code, and norms—that all provide ways to move the world. Zuckerman helps readers understand what relationships they want to have with existing institutions—Do they want to hold them responsible and make them better? Overthrow them and replace them with something entirely new? While some contemporary leaders weaponize mistrust to gain power, activists can use their mistrust to fuel something else. Today, many people are passionate about making positive change in the world, but they feel like the "right" ways to make change are disempowering and useless. Zuckerman argues that while it may be reasonable to dispense with politics as usual, we must not give up on changing the world. Often the best way to make that change is not to pass laws—it’s to change minds. Mistrust is a guidebook for those looking for new ways to participate in civic life, as well as a fascinating explanation of how we’ve arrived at a moment where old ways of engagement are failing us.

The Community Performance Reader

The Community Performance Reader
Author: Petra Kuppers,Gwen Robertson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020-07-24
ISBN: 1000155366
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Community Performance Reader Book Excerpt:

Community Performance: A Reader is the first book to provide comprehensive teaching materials for this significant part of the theatre studies curriculum. It brings together core writings and critical approaches to community performance work, presenting practices in the UK, USA, Australia and beyond. Offering a comprehensive anthology of key writings in the vibrant field of community performance, spanning dance, theatre and visual practices, this Reader uniquely combines classic writings from major theorists and practitioners such as Augusto Boal, Paolo Freire, Dwight Conquergood and Jan Cohen Cruz, with newly commissioned essays that bring the anthology right up to date with current practice. This book can be used as a stand-alone text, or together with its companion volume, Community Performance: An Introduction, to offer an accessible and classroom-friendly introduction to the field of community performance.

Champion of the Titan Games

Champion of the Titan Games
Author: Brandon Mull
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2021-10-12
ISBN: 1481485083
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Champion of the Titan Games Book Excerpt:

Kendra and Seth seek help from the Giant Queen as the war against dragons moves into Titan Valley, a magical realm of towering giants and enslaved dragons.

Waking the Sleeping Giant

Waking the Sleeping Giant
Author: Gary Inions
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 89
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Pulpwood industry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waking the Sleeping Giant Book Excerpt:

Waking Up the Sleeping Giant

Waking Up the Sleeping Giant
Author: Actor Lugard Tare-Otu
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 93
Release: 1992
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Ijo (African people)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Resistance

The Resistance
Author: David S. Meyer,Sidney Tarrow
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2018-07-30
ISBN: 0190886196
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Resistance Book Excerpt:

Even before the 2016 presidential election took place, groups and individuals angry at Donald Trump, and frightened about what a Trump presidency could mean, were taking to the streets. After the election, and particularly after he inaugural, the protests continued. Over time, the Resistance was joined by a broad variety of groups and embraced an increasing diversity of tactics. In The Resistance, David S. Meyer and Sidney Tarrow have gathered together a cast of eminent scholars to tackle the emergence of a volatile and diverse movement directed against the Trump presidency. Collectively, the contributors examine the origins and concerns of different factions of this movement, and evaluate their prospects for surviving and exercising political influence. Through a range of analytical and methodological approaches, The Resistance offers both an overview of the broad scope of the emerging movement and sharp analyses of the campaign as it works through the numerous crises that the Trump era has introduced.

How to Handle a Crowd

How to Handle a Crowd
Author: Anika Gupta
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2020-08-18
ISBN: 1982132329
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Handle a Crowd Book Excerpt:

A guide to successful community moderation exploring everything from the trenches of Reddit to your neighborhood Facebook page. Don’t read the comments. Old advice, yet more relevant than ever. The tools we once hailed for their power to connect people and spark creativity can also be hotbeds of hate, harassment, and political division. Platforms like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter are under fire for either too much or too little moderation. Creating and maintaining healthy online communities isn’t easy. Over the course of two years of graduate research at MIT, former tech journalist and current product manager Anika Gupta interviewed moderators who’d worked on the sidelines of gamer forums and in the quagmires of online news comments sections. She’s spoken with professional and volunteer moderators for communities like Pantsuit Nation, Nextdoor, World of Warcraft guilds, Reddit, and FetLife. In How to Handle a Crowd, she shares what makes successful communities tick – and what you can learn from them about the delicate balance of community moderation. Topics include: -Building creative communities in online spaces -Bridging political division—and creating new alliances -Encouraging freedom of speech -Defining and eliminating hate and trolling -Ensuring safety for all participants- -Motivating community members to action How to Handle a Crowd is the perfect book for anyone looking to take their small community group to the next level, start a career in online moderation, or tackle their own business’s comments section.

From New York to Nebo

From New York to Nebo
Author: Martha R. Severens
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 107
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN: 1611175119
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

From New York to Nebo Book Excerpt:

“Art lovers will enjoy reading about and admiring the paintings of this talented regional southern artist.” —Lowcountry Companion A product of the industrialized New South, Eugene Healan Thomason (1895–1972) made the obligatory pilgrimage to New York to advance his art education and launch his career. Like so many other aspiring American artists, he understood that the city offered unparalleled personal and professional opportunities—prestigious schools, groundbreaking teachers, and an intoxicating cosmopolitan milieu—for a promising young painter in the early 1920s. The patronage of one of the nation’s most powerful tycoons afforded him entrance to the renowned Art Students League, where he fell under the influence of the leading members of the Ashcan School, including Robert Henri, John Sloan, and George Luks. In all, Thomason spent a decade in the city, adopting—and eventually adapting—the Ashcan movement’s gritty realistic aesthetic into a distinctive regionalist style that utilized thick paint and simple subject matter. Eugene Thomason returned to the South in the early 1930s, living first in Charlotte, North Carolina, before settling in a small Appalachian crossroads called Nebo. For the next thirty-plus years, he mined the rural landscape’s rolling terrain and area residents for inspiration, finding there an abundance of colorful imagery more evocative—and more personally resonant—than the urbanism of New York. Painting at the same time as such well known Regionalists as Thomas Hart Benton and Grant Wood, Eugene Thomason embraced and convincingly portrayed his own region, becoming the visual spokesman for that place and its people.

Sleeping Giants

Sleeping Giants
Author: Sylvain Neuvel
Publsiher: Michael Joseph
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2019-07-25
ISBN: 9781405941730
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sleeping Giants Book Excerpt:

Dr Rose Franklyn discovered the giant metal hand by accident. Now she must find out where it came from, who made it and what it is for. Unfortunately, her task is complicated by- The military, who are paranoid and desperate for answers. Foreign agents urgently trying to get their hands on what she knows. The obstacles the hand's mysterious makers put in her path. But most puzzling of all is the identity of the curious, nameless interrogator piecing together a story that might just take us to the stars . . .

Today God

Today  God
Author: Sheila Gibbs
Publsiher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
Total Pages: 48
Release: 2020-10-23
ISBN: 1098050746
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Today God Book Excerpt:

Today, God...: A Collection of Prayers for Victorious Living is a collection of prayers inspired to empower church leaders, individuals, families, and this nation. These prayers are simple yet profound in nature to ensure victory over difficult life situations, such as death, emotional pain, physical and mental fatigue, depression, safety of our nation, human trafficking, etc. Today, God...: A Collection of Prayers for Victorious Living will renew your faith and restore your spirit; it will give you victory every day!

Disability Culture and Community Performance

Disability Culture and Community Performance
Author: P. Kuppers
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2011-07-12
ISBN: 0230316581
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Disability Culture and Community Performance Book Excerpt:

Performances in hospices and on beaches; cross-cultural myth making in Wales, New Zealand and the US; communal poetry among mental health system survivors: this book, now in paperback, presents a senior practitioner/critic's exploration of arts-based research processes sustained over more than a decade - a subtle engagement with disability culture.

The Improvisation Studies Reader

The Improvisation Studies Reader
Author: Ajay Heble,Rebecca Caines
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 462
Release: 2014-08-07
ISBN: 1136187146
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Improvisation Studies Reader Book Excerpt:

Improvisation is a performance practice that animates and activates diverse energies of inspiration, critique, and invention. In recent years it has coalesced into an exciting and innovative new field of interdisciplinary scholarly inquiry, becoming a cornerstone of both practical and theoretical approaches to performance. The Improvisation Studies Reader draws together the works of key artists and thinkers from a range of disciplines, including theatre, music, literature, film, and dance. Divided by keywords into eight sections, this book bridges the gaps between these fields. The book includes case studies, exercises, graphic scores and poems in order to produce a teaching and research resource that identifies central themes in improvisation studies. The sections include: Listening Trust/Risk Flow Dissonance Responsibility Liveness Surprise Hope Each section of the Reader is introduced by a newly commissioned think piece by a key figure in the field, which opens up research questions reflecting on the keyword in question. By placing key theoretical and classic texts in conversation with cutting-edge research and artists’ statements, this book answers the urgent questions facing improvising artists and theorists in the mediatized Twenty-First Century.

More Fun and Games

More Fun and Games
Author: Anthony Dowson
Publsiher: Human Kinetics
Total Pages: 370
Release: 2009-07-16
ISBN: 1492584002
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

More Fun and Games Book Excerpt:

The e-book for More Fun and Games is available at a reduced price. It allows you to highlight, take notes, and easily use all the material in the book in seconds. The e-book is delivered through Adobe Digital Editions® and when purchased through the Human Kinetics site, access to the content is immediately granted when your order is received. Anthony Dowson is back with More Fun and Games. The book he coauthored in 2005, Fun and Games, was a big hit with teachers, coaches, and all activity leaders who work with kids. Dowson’s new book continues the premise from the first book—that children’s physical activity games need to be fun and creative as well as developmentally sound. But Dowson doesn’t stop there. For each of the 100 new games this expert physical education teacher and coach offers, he adds a pop-out box that notes the skills and fitness components the game will help kids develop. More Fun and Games covers warm-up, cool-down, and multisport games, as well as games for the following sports: soccer, cricket, basketball, tennis, netball, rugby, volleyball, badminton, and hockey. Each game includes information on equipment required, rules, and coaching advice. The games are easy to set up, require minimal equipment, and come with suggestions for adapting the games to suit not only the size of your group but also the skill level. And you can easily find the right game for your group by using the game finder section. These entertaining games and activities maximize participation while developing key skills, such as decision making, teamwork, attacking, and defending. By developing the technical skills they need in order to succeed in sports, kids will also develop greater self-confidence and enjoy their sport participation all the more. The games are crafted to help the kids stay focused, remain active, and have fun. The result is that they develop not only their motor skills and sport-specific skills but also positive attitudes toward physical activity. They’ll have loads of fun with these games and want to come back for more, and they’ll be on their way to establishing lifelong physical activity habits through More Fun and Games. Adobe Digital Editions® System Requirements Windows Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 4, Windows XP with Service Pack 2, or Windows Vista® (Home Basic 32-bit and Business 64-bit editions supported)Intel® Pentium® 500MHz processor128MB of RAM800x600 monitor resolution Mac PowerPC Mac OS X v10.4.10 or v10.5 PowerPC® G4 or G5 500MHz processor128MB of RAM Intel® Mac OS X v10.4.10 or v10.5500MHz processor128MB of RAM Supported browsers and Adobe Flash versions Windows Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or 7, Mozilla Firefox 2 Adobe Flash® Player 7, 8, or 9 (Windows Vista requires Flash 9.0.28 to address a known bug) Mac Apple Safari 2.0.4, Mozilla Firefox 2 Adobe Flash Player 8 or 9 Supported devicesSony® Reader PRS-505 Language versions English French German Audience: Reference for physical education teachers, primary school teachers, children’s activity leaders, and sport coaches.