The Bumper Book Of Things Nobody Knows

Author by : William Hartston
Languange : en
Publisher by : Atlantic Books (UK)
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Description : There are many, many things that nobody knows. Do animals have a sense of humor? Why do we have five fingers? What did Jesus do in his youth? Has human evolution stopped? Can robots become self-aware? What goes on inside a black hole? Bringing together The Things That Nobody Knows and Even More Things That Nobody Knows, this bumper volume takes us on a guided tour of 1,001 gaps in our knowledge of cosmology, mathematics, animal behavior, medical science, music, art and literature.


The Bumper Book Of Things That Nobody Knows

Author by : William Hartston
Languange : en
Publisher by : Atlantic Books
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Description : A witty and fascinating exploration of the limits of human knowledge of our planet, its history and culture, and the universe beyond. There are many, many things that nobody knows... Do animals have a sense of humour? Why do we have five fingers? What did Jesus do in his youth? Has human evolution stopped? Can robots become self-aware? What goes on inside a black hole? Bringing together The Things That Nobody Knows and Even More Things That Nobody Knows, this bumper volume takes us on a guided tour of 1,001 gaps in our knowledge of cosmology, mathematics, animal behaviour, medical science, music, art and literature.


A Brief History Of Puzzles

Author by : William Hartston
Languange : en
Publisher by : Atlantic Books
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Total Read : 35
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Description : From ancient riddles to modern Sudoko, people have been fascinated by puzzles. Whether they are seen as a glorious waste of time, a harmless way to spend a train journey or a valuable way of exercising the mind, the lure of puzzles has been irresistible. By using over a hundred of examples of the most mindbending, the most challenging, the most satisfying, or simply the most humorous of puzzles throughout the ages, William Hartston traces the development of brainteasers of all varieties and the increasing ingenuity of puzzle setters from ancient civilisations to modern puzzle crazes.


Numb And Number

Author by : William Hartston
Languange : en
Publisher by : Atlantic Books
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Total Read : 54
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Description : 'A wise, witty and insightful guide to clear thinking amid a deluge of percentages and probabilities.' Ian Stewart Like it or not, our lives are dominated by mathematics. Our daily diet of news regales us with statistical forecasts, opinion polls, risk assessments, inflation figures, weather and climate predictions and all sorts of political decisions and advice backed up by supposedly accurate numbers. Most of us do not even pause and question such figures even to ask what they really mean and whether they raise more questions than they answer. In this simple guide for anyone numbed by numbers, William Hartston reveals with clarity and humour why the figures being flung at us may not tell the whole story. Along the way he explains commonly misused mathematical terms, solves everyday mathematical problems and shows how to steer a safe path through the minefield of mathematics that surrounds us.


Sloths

Author by : William Hartston
Languange : en
Publisher by : Atlantic Books
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Total Read : 61
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Description : A wonderfully entertaining celebration of that most unique of creatures: the sloth. In public estimation, sloths have undergone an astonishing transformation in the course of the past few years. Thanks largely to YouTube clips posted by the sloth orphanage in Costa Rica, sloths have attracted a vast audience of admirers. Instead of seeing them as ridiculous anachronisms of which we know little, they have turned into creatures considered by many to be the most endearing on earth. Over much the same period, scientific investigations have also changed our view of sloths. No longer are they seen as total misfits in the modern world but, in the words of one specialist sloth investigator, they are 'masters of an alternative lifestyle'. In this wonderfully entertaining celebration of this most unique of creatures, William Hartston reveals the fascinating history of the sloth, from the prehistoric ground sloth to modern pygmy sloths in Panama, explores the current state of the science of sloths and reveals the truth behind sloth behaviour.


Cumulative Book Index

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 91
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Dreams Come To Life Bendy Book 1

Author by : Adrienne Kress
Languange : en
Publisher by : Scholastic Inc.
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Total Read : 83
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Description : An all-new official, original novel from the twisted world of the hit horror video game, Bendy and the Ink Machine!


The Bookshop On Jacaranda Street

Author by : Marlish Glorie
Languange : en
Publisher by : Fremantle Press
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Total Read : 22
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Description : "Meet the Budd-Doyles: a suburban family in shambles, and about to unravel further as Helen Budd-Doyle in one fell swoop destroys her bed, abandons the family home, and buys a second-hand bookshop form a man in a pub leaving her bewildered junk-collecting husband Arnold to sort out his life. But he can't. Enter Gabriel, one of their sons, wreaking havoc as he pushes his father to sell off the accrued junk of a lifetime. Add a little sibling rivalry with his brother Vivian fresh home and licking his wounds from a life in far north ... and watch the fireworks on Jacaranda Street."--Back cover.


The Unquiet Earth A Novel

Author by : Denise Giardina
Languange : en
Publisher by : W. W. Norton & Company
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Total Read : 77
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Description : Dillon Freeman returns from World War II to Blackberry Creek, West Virginia, where he confronts the coal mining industry as a union organizer and falls in love with his conventional cousin, Rachel. By the author of Storming Heaven.


The Railway Anecdote Book

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 45
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The Blue Knight

Author by : Joseph Wambaugh
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Total Read : 84
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Description : Bumper Morgan is a cop, a patrolman with twenty years' service under his belt and retirement is looming ominously close. His outlook is old-fashioned: he believes in justice - even when it doesn't conform to the letter of the law. If a judicious bit of violence will give him what he needs to solve a crime, so be it. That's the way the game's played. And it usually works. Until the prospect of retirement clouds his judgement and Bumper finds himself starting to make mistakes. The kind of mistakes that kill people.


Bottled Up

Author by : Jaye Murray
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Total Read : 36
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Description : Pip’s desperate to escape his life—he’s been skipping classes, drinking, getting high. Anything and everything to avoid his smug teachers, his sweet but needy little brother, his difficult home life. Now he’s been busted by Principal Giraldi and given an ultimatum: either he shows up for all his classes and sees a counselor after school, or he’s expelled. Pip’s freaked out; not because he might get kicked out of school, but by the thought that Giraldi might call his father. Because Pip will do anything to avoid his father.


Ask Me About Mary Kay

Author by : Jackie Brown
Languange : en
Publisher by : Strategic Book Publishing
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Total Read : 78
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Description : The super success story of a secretary rising to the top of a cosmetic company by using innovative marketing & recruiting techniques.


Sweet Somethings

Author by : Connie Shelton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Secret Staircase Books, an imprint of Columbine Publishing Group
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Total Read : 77
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Description : “Shelton again has done a superb job in bringing New Mexico to life.” —Albuquerque Journal USA Today bestselling author Connie Shelton brings a bit of magic and a whole lot of chocolate to the latest in her cozy Sweets series. Two things are weighing on Samantha Sweet’s mind this summer—organizing the Sweet Somethings chocolate festival in Taos and tracking down information on the mystical carved wooden box that came into her life nearly two years ago, changing her life forever. At last, she believes she has located the person who can give the answers. The festival is behind schedule, committee members are at each others’ throats, competitors are after the big prize money and hungry crowds will soon be gathering at the gates. A slew of conflicting personalities are going at each other, and Sam is holding her breath, certain that this will not turn out well. When someone does indeed turn up dead, the trick is to find out who among the many parties committed the dirty deed. Meanwhile, Sheriff Beau has his own set of problems trying to keep order at an encampment of free-spirited hippies who have moved into the area, so Sam is mostly on her own to keep the chocolate festival on track and find a killer. And the magic box? What Sam learns is that its powers are greater than she ever imagined, its history much more convoluted. “Connie Shelton gets better with every book she writes.” —The Midwest Book Review Search words: Paranormal mystery, mystery, mystery series, series books, crime fiction, culinary mystery, cozy mystery, chocolate, pastry shop, mystery books cozy, mystery books bakery and cooking, bestselling mystery books, mystery books in series, female sleuth cozy mystery, books set in New Mexico, romantic mystery


Nobody S Army Everyone S War

Author by : Walter Stegram
Languange : en
Publisher by : AuthorHouse
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Total Read : 43
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Description : All my books are about mercenries with some of my own expriences included. They show how the greed of high statesmen and the inconsistance of some African countries can result in wars. Some of the countries that won back their independance only to distroy themselves through lack of trust for there own people. influences from outside agencies which created more troubles than the people themselves. Mercenries were used in nearly all wars especially in Africa but their governments would deny that we was ever there, but we was.


Belgian Lace From Hell

Author by : Patrick Rosenkranz
Languange : en
Publisher by : Fantagraphics Books
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Total Read : 73
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Description : This book includes all of the cartoonist's work from Zap Comix #12 through #15; stories published in the horror anthology Taboo; the three appearances of his outrageous, race-bending character Meadows from Weirdo; illustrations for Grimm and Andersen fairy tales; as well as book jackets and album covers. Plus, dozens of privately commissioned paintings, including the Seven Deadly Sins (Just Say Yes!) and inner landscapes peopled with pirates, ogres, leprechauns, Cyclops, the Baby Jesus, and his favorites players, Captain Pissgums, Star-Eyed Stella, and the Checkered Demon. It also includes an even score of remarkably rendered paintings, both unpublished and virtually unseen, that he created between the 2006 publication of The Art of S. Clay Wilson and The Night the Lights Went Out in 2008, when Wilson’s career spiraled out of control.


The English Catalogue Of Books Annual

Author by : Sampson Low
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 71
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Description : Vols. for 1898-1968 include a directory of publishers.


Air Force

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 9
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Description : Vols. 41, no. 11-v. 42, no. 5 include Space digest, v. 1-2, no. 5, Nov. 1958-May 1959.


Air Force Magazine

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 96
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American Book Publishing Record

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Unknown
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Total Read : 94
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2 024 Qi Facts To Stop You In Your Tracks

Author by : John Lloyd
Languange : en
Publisher by : Faber & Faber
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Total Read : 39
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Description : The Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller QI is the smartest comedy show on British television. Here creator John Lloyd and QI elves James Harkin and Anne Miller bring together 2,024 brain-tickling brand new facts to stop you in your tracks... Humans glow in the dark. The Pope drives a blue Ford Focus. One of the moons of Uranus is called Margaret. Scottish football referees are sponsored by Specsavers. Dogs visiting US National Parks can be certified as Bark Rangers. The world's smallest computer is smaller than a grain of sand. Candyfloss was invented by a dentist. Nobody knows who named the Earth.


The Descendant And The Demon S Fork Max And The Gatekeeper Book Iii

Author by : James Todd Cochrane
Languange : en
Publisher by : Dark Moon Publishing Inc.
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Total Read : 42
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Description : Grandpa Joe's town has always been controlled by the enemy, who walks openly among them. Yet, Max has always felt safer there than anywhere else. Until now that is. A perfect killer is on the loose. One that not only destroys a person's body, but steals their soul. Kacha, the changeling, has unlocked the secrets of the ancient magical book and is building a new hourglass and gateway. He discovers how to construct a powerful weapon called "The Demon's Fork," which allows him to capture the souls of everyone in the entire town, all at once. Kacha uses this curse on Grandpa's town to distract Max and the others so he can complete his ultimate goal of capturing descendants of magical ancestry to fill his hourglass. The hunt for Kacha leads Max and his friends on a dangerous quest as they try to capture Kacha before he is able to complete his evil plans. Secrecy will be the key to avoid an even deadlier situation. Young Adult Fantasy / Science Fiction - Suitable Age Range: 11 and Up. Books available by James Todd Cochrane: Max and the Gatekeeper Free The Hourglass of Souls (Max and the Gatekeeper Book II) The Descendant and the Demon’s Fork (Max and the Gatekeeper Book III) The Dark Society (Max and the Gatekeeper Book IV) The Reign of Hudich Part I (Max and the Gatekeeper Book V) The Prophecy of Sky Centalpha 6 Part I Centalpha 6 Part II Centalpha 6 Part III Centalpha 6 Part IV Centalpha 6 Part V Centalpha 6 Part VI Centalpha 6 Part VII Centalpha 6 Part VIII Centalpha 6 Omibus (Centalpha 6 Part I – Part VIII) Keywords: magic, monsters, aliens, new worlds, coming of age, swords, spells, friendship, bullies, gateways, strange life forms, sorcerers


Tales Of My Time Vol 1

Author by : William Pitt Scargill
Languange : en
Publisher by : BoD – Books on Demand
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Total Read : 16
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Description : Reproduction of the original: Tales of My Time, Vol. 1 by William Pitt Scargill


Kustom Kemps Of America

Author by : Kustom Kemps of America
Languange : en
Publisher by : Turner Publishing Company
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Total Read : 91
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Click On Democracy

Author by : Grant Reeher
Languange : en
Publisher by : Routledge
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Total Read : 92
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Description : Click on Democracy examines the first national election in which the Internet played a major role. The contributors argue that the Internet's most profound political impact on Election 2000 has largely been missed or underestimated. The reason: the difference it made was more social than electoral, more about building political communities than about generating votes and money. Voter turnout has dwindled over the past forty years, and fewer Americans are involved in civic activities. The real story of the internet is its emergence as a community builder - under the radar of most political observers who focus on large institutions - in a society that has become politically disengaged and disenchanted. The contributors to Click on Democracy talk at length with the people who are using the Internet in new and effective ways, and who are capitalizing on the internet's power as a networking tool for civic action. Viewed from this bottom-up perspective, the internet emerges as an exciting and powerful source of renewal for civic engagement.


Walkin After Midnight

Author by : Joe Ricker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Down & Out Books
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Total Read : 52
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Description : Joe Ricker writes with a voice reminiscent of Jim Thompson and Raymond Carver. This collection of stories is set in the darkest corners of New England, where the damaged American underbelly emerges. The characters in these stories will challenge every notion you have of right and wrong, and you’ll quickly realize that you’ve probably passed some of the characters in these stories on the streets. Be glad you kept walking. Walkin’ After Midnight is a searing and poignant representation of the shadowy side of humanity, the part of our culture that we don’t want to believe exists. But it does, and the author that Esquire referred to as “A man of letters who’s gentle in the way that only the toughest of hard-asses can be” has brought it to your doorstep. Praise for WALKIN’ AFTER MIDNIGHT: “Joe Ricker is a hard-boiled poet in the tradition of Charles Bukowski. He writes of lonely, scarred men, damaged women, and of haunted places we all know. These shorts are served straight up with no chaser. Like the best of noir, it’s about people with few options and often no way out. Highly recommended.”—Ace Atkins, New York Times bestselling author of The Forsaken and The Redeemers “Tough yet lyrical, bristling with hard-won wisdom, these stories knock you out of any comfort zone you may have found and into the red. Ricker knows people, violence and landscape. He knows truth, too. And these stories beat their fists like drums.”—Tom Franklin, New York Times bestselling author of Crooked Letter, Crooked Letter “Joe Ricker’s stories are like windows with ragged blinds twisted open to reveal the lives that go on all around us, in spite of us, and sometimes are us. His characters are dark, desperate, and fascinatingly vivid. Read Ricker and have your eyes opened.”—Gerry Boyle, international bestselling author of Once Burned, a Jack McMorrow mystery “Walkin’ after Midnight crackles with danger, and this noir collection of short stories announces Joe Ricker as a provocative new talent. His plots swerve and startle as characters emerge from smoky bars, carrying grudges into frozen landscapes. Ricker’s style is a turns gritty, raw, and surprisingly tender, while his prose goes down like fine whiskey.”—Carla Norton, New York Times bestselling author of Perfect Victim “Ricker writes literary noir. His stories are records of murder and deceit, acts committed by individuals with such considerable damage, and/or in such dire straits, that the actions they commit seem to them logical, and perhaps inevitable. Ricker does not celebrate violence and/or amorality; his fiction talks of such things in carefully crafted, measured prose, and the calm, relentless focus of his narratorial voice presents his characters, their actions and their pasts, without judgment, so that we readers may apply our own. In this manner, his writing becomes highly moral; it asks us to look at actions and decisions that are alien to many of us, and to find empathy where we might otherwise be inclined to turn away.” —Christopher Coake, PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize


Introducing Communication Research

Author by : Donald Treadwell
Languange : en
Publisher by : SAGE Publications
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Description : Introducing Communication Research: Paths of Inquiry teaches students the basics of communication research in an accessible manner by using interesting real-world examples, engaging application exercises, and up-to-date resources. Best-selling author Donald Treadwell and new co-author Andrea Davis guide readers through the process of conducting communication research and presenting findings for scholarly, professional, news/media, and web audiences. The Fourth Edition continues to emphasize the Internet and social media as topics of, and tools for, communication research, and incorporates new content on online methodologies, qualitative research, critical methodologies, and ethics.