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The Bet
  • Author : Paul Sabin
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN : 9780300176483
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • "The Bet uses a legendary wager between the Stanford biologist Paul Ehrlich and the conservative University of Illinois economist Julian Simon to examine the roots of modern environmentalism and its relationship to broader political conflicts in the nation. Ehrlich, author of the landmark 1968 book The Population Bomb, believed that rising populations would cause overconsumption, scarcity, and disastrous famines. Simon countered that flexible markets, technological change, and human ingenuity would allow societies to adapt to changing circumstances and continue to improve human welfare. In 1980, they made a much-ballyhooed bet about the future prices of five metals that served as a proxy for their arguments about the future. The Bet weaves intellectual biographies of Ehrlich and Simon into the history of late twentieth-century environmental politics and other struggles of the era between liberals and conservatives. Humanity's larger gamble on the future still remains unresolved. By wrestling with the different sides of these arguments, The Bet encourages a more nuanced approach to environmental problems, one that acknowledges the limitations of both ecology and economics in guiding policy, and that instead emphasizes the conflicting values that underlie political choices. The Bet is structured around three bets: first, the $1000 bet that Ehrlich (and two colleagues) made with Simon over the prices of chromium, copper, nickel, tin, and tungsten; second, the bet that the United States faced in the 1980 presidential election in choosing between Carter and Reagan; and third, the larger gamble that we as a society continue to make as we make choices"--

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    The Bet
  • Author : Rachel Van Dyken
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781455554263
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Indulge in this "laugh-out-loud" (Jill Shalvis) #1 New York Times bestseller about two childhood enemies who--decades later--discover that there is a fine line between love and hate. "I have a proposition for you." Kacey should have run the minute those words left Seattle millionaire Jake Titus's mouth. It's been years since Kacey's seen her childhood friend Jake, but the minute Jake mentions his ill grandmother, Kacey is ready to do anything for the sweet old woman. And if that means pretending they're engaged for her sake, so be it. But Kacey wasn't counting on Jake's older brother Travis still being there. She calls him "Satan" for a reason: she's never forgotten the way he teased and taunted her. Yet when they meet again, Travis's gorgeous smile is a direct hit to her heart . . . and Kacey's more confused than ever. As the days pass, only one thing starts to become alarmingly clear -- she never should have accepted Jake's deal.

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    The Bet
  • Author : Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Pages : 24
  • ISBN : 1493661078
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, (29 January 1860 – 15 July 1904) was a Russian physician, dramaturge and author who is considered to be among the greatest writers of short stories in history. His career as a dramatist produced four classics and his best short stories are held in high esteem by writers and critics. Chekhov practised as a medical doctor throughout most of his literary career: "Medicine is my lawful wife", he once said, "and literature is my mistress."Chekhov renounced the theatre after the disastrous reception of The Seagull in 1896, but the play was revived to acclaim in 1898 by Constantin Stanislavski's Moscow Art Theatre, which subsequently also produced Chekhov's Uncle Vanya and premiered his last two plays, Three Sisters and The Cherry Orchard. These four works present a challenge to the acting ensemble as well as to audiences, because in place of conventional action Chekhov offers a "theatre of mood" and a "submerged life in the text."Chekhov had at first written stories only for financial gain, but as his artistic ambition grew, he made formal innovations which have influenced the evolution of the modern short story. His originality consists in an early use of the stream-of-consciousness technique, later adopted by James Joyce and other modernists, combined with a disavowal of the moral finality of traditional story structure. He made no apologies for the difficulties this posed to readers, insisting that the role of an artist was to ask questions, not to answer them. Always modest, Chekhov could hardly have imagined the extent of his posthumous reputation. The ovations for the play, The Cherry Orchard, in the year of his death showed him how high he had risen in the affection of the Russian public—by then he was second in literary celebrity only to Tolstoy, who outlived him by six years—but after his death, Chekhov's fame soon spread further afield. Constance Garnett's translations won him an English-language readership and the admiration of writers such as James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and Katherine Mansfield. The issues surrounding the close similarities between Mansfield's 1910 story "The Child Who Was Tired" and Chekhov's "Sleepy" are summarised in William H. New's Reading Mansfield and Metaphors of Reform The Russian critic D.S. Mirsky, who lived in England, explained Chekhov's popularity in that country by his "unusually complete rejection of what we may call the heroic values." In Russia itself, Chekhov's drama fell out of fashion after the revolution but was later adapted to the Soviet agenda, with the character Lopakhin, for example, reinvented as a hero of the new order, taking an axe to the cherry orchard.One of the first non-Russians to praise Chekhov's plays was George Bernard Shaw, who subtitled his Heartbreak House "A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes" and noted similarities between the predicament of the British landed class and that of their Russian counterparts as depicted by Chekhov: "the same nice people, the same utter futility."

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    The Bet
  • Author : Max Monroe
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 388
  • ISBN : 9798533220729
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  • Genre : Books
  • When it comes to life's fun and games, always know: The rules. What's at stake. When to quit. Wise words from...well...my fortune cookie. But wise words, nonetheless. I just wish the Fortune Cookie People had considered how hard the whole "knowing when to quit" would be to carry out when a woman like me is gambling with her feelings. Heart-palpitating, vageen-tingling, butterflies-in-my-belly feelings for a noncommittal, hot-as-sin player by the name of Jude Winslow. After a crazy night where we were both pretending to be someone else, I've found myself immersed in the fun of the fling. The thrill. The irresistible charm. The pleasure of being with a man like him. Problem is, I'm positive he's the exact opposite of husband material, and that is a serious issue for someone who is fixated on finding her happily ever after. I know the rules and I know the stakes, oh wise Fortune Cookie. Now I'd just like to know how close to self-destruction I have to get before I find the will to quit Jude Winslow. Goodness knows, when your heart is on the line, you can't ante up your bet with an IOU.

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    Power Play
  • Author : Tim Higgins
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Pages : 401
  • ISBN : 9780385545464
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • A WALL STREET JOURNAL BUSINESS BESTSELLER • The riveting inside story of Elon Musk and Tesla's bid to build the world's greatest car—from award-winning Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins. “A deeply reported and business-savvy chronicle of Tesla's wild ride.” —Walter Isaacson, New York Times Book Review Tesla is the envy of the automotive world. Born at the start of the millennium, it was the first car company to be valued at $1 trillion. Its CEO, the mercurial, charismatic Elon Musk has become not just a celebrity but the richest man in the world. But Tesla’s success was far from guaranteed. Founded in the 2000s, the company was built on an audacious vision. Musk and a small band of Silicon Valley engineers set out to make a car that was quicker, sexier, smoother, and cleaner than any gas-guzzler on the road. Tesla would undergo a hellish fifteen years, beset by rivals—pressured by investors, hobbled by whistleblowers. Musk often found himself in the public’s crosshairs, threatening to bring down the company he had helped build. Wall Street Journal tech and auto reporter Tim Higgins had a front-row seat for the drama: the pileups, breakdowns, and the unlikeliest outcome of all, success. A story of impossible wagers and unlikely triumphs, Power Play is an exhilarating look at how a team of innovators beat the odds—and changed the future.

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    Al Pha's Bet
  • Author : Amy Krouse Rosenthal
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9781101650240
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Wonderful things are being invented every day in Al Pha's world-fire, the wheel, even shadows! His big chance to be part of history comes when the King announces that the twenty-six recently invented letters need to be put in order. Al makes a bet with himself that he's the man for the job. Through a series of funny events, he eventually finds the perfect order for the letters, and the king rewards him by naming his creation the "Alphabet." Sure to entertain and engage young readers, this book turns the ABC's inside out. Kids will laugh at the quirky illustrations and clever wordplay, while wondering where the alphabet really did get its order.

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    The Wager
  • Author : Rachel Van Dyken
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781455554201
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Bet The Wager Lose a bet, lose your heart... What is it about a junior-high crush that can send an otherwise intelligent woman into a tailspin? TV reporter Char Lynn wishes she knew. Jake Titus is too rich, too handsome, too arrogant: a trifecta that once lured Char into the best night-and worst morning-after-of her life. Now they've been thrown together in a wedding party. It's awkward, but survivable . . . until Jake stops acting like a jerk, and starts acting like the man she'd always hoped he could be. If watching your brother marry your best friend is weird, being attracted to your best friend's other best friend is downright bizarre. Unfortunately for Jake, Char hasn't forgotten how he once tossed her aside. Worse still, Jake's already-nutty grandma is even crazier about Char. Cue meet-cute shenanigans and all manner of meddling, and somehow, Jake's falling. For Char. Now all he has to do is make her believe it . . .

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    The Bet
  • Author : Anton Chekhov
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 25
  • ISBN : 9781443447959
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • At a banker’s party fifteen years ago, a young lawyer defends the position that life in prison is far less humane than capital punishment. The banker disagrees and proposes they bet—two million rubles in exchange for fifteen years of solitary confinement. The terms of their agreement allow the lawyer to have access to books, food, and wine, and over the course of his imprisonment, he reads widely. Nearing the end of the fifteen years, the banker comes to realize that he will be ruined by the lawyer’s winning of the bet, and both men find their lives changed by the lessons that the bet has taught them. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.

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    Bet the Farm
  • Author : Beth Hoffman
  • Publisher : Island Press
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781642831597
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • "Eloquent and detailed...It's hard to have hope, but the organized observations and plans of Hoffman and people like her give me some. Read her book -- and listen." -- Jane Smiley, The Washington Post In her late 40s, Beth Hoffman decided to upend her comfortable life as a professor and journalist to move to her husband's family ranch in Iowa--all for the dream of becoming a farmer. There was just one problem: money. Half of America's two million farms made less than $300 in 2019, and many struggle just to stay afloat. Bet the Farm chronicles this struggle through Beth's eyes. She must contend with her father-in-law, who is reluctant to hand over control of the land. Growing oats is good for the environment but ends up being very bad for the wallet. And finding somewhere, in the midst of COVID-19, to slaughter grass finished beef is a nightmare. If Beth can't make it, how can farmers who confront racism, lack access to land, or don't have other jobs to fall back on hack it? Bet the Farm is a first-hand account of the perils of farming today and a personal exploration of more just and sustainable ways of producing food.

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    Colliding With Fate
  • Author : ILURVBOOKS
  • Publisher : Summit Publishing Company Inc.
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Brielle was having one of the worst days ever. She had just lost her scholarship—with it her room at the school dormitory—and was about to face the wrath of her mother. It was probably fate that brought Infinite Chase, her favorite band in the world, to her town that day to perform live. Could it also be fate that Kyle Yves, the band’s lead singer and the boy she was in love with, picked her to sing a duet with him on stage and that she somehow got the chance to live with the band as their new band manager? She has been given every chance to turn the worst day ever around. All she had to do was take a chance on fate. Will she take it?

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    Thinking in Bets
  • Author : Annie Duke
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780735216372
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • A Wall Street Journal bestseller, now in paperback. Poker champion turned decision strategist Annie Duke teaches you how to get comfortable with uncertainty and make better decisions. Even the best decision doesn't yield the best outcome every time. There's always an element of luck that you can't control, and there's always information hidden from view. So the key to long-term success (and avoiding worrying yourself to death) is to think in bets: How sure am I? What are the possible ways things could turn out? What decision has the highest odds of success? Did I land in the unlucky 10% on the strategy that works 90% of the time? Or is my success attributable to dumb luck rather than great decision making? Annie Duke, a former World Series of Poker champion turned consultant, draws on examples from business, sports, politics, and (of course) poker to share tools anyone can use to embrace uncertainty and make better decisions. For most people, it's difficult to say "I'm not sure" in a world that values and, even, rewards the appearance of certainty. But professional poker players are comfortable with the fact that great decisions don't always lead to great outcomes, and bad decisions don't always lead to bad outcomes. By shifting your thinking from a need for certainty to a goal of accurately assessing what you know and what you don't, you'll be less vulnerable to reactive emotions, knee-jerk biases, and destructive habits in your decision making. You'll become more confident, calm, compassionate, and successful in the long run.

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    Pressing the Bet
  • Author : W. L. Ripley
  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781429908245
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • The word is that Jesse Robinson is dead. But when Cole Springer goes to Vegas at the behest of Jesse's father, he finds Jesse very much alive. Unless Springer can figure out what's going on--he won't be alive for very long. Jesse believes that whoever killed his "double" was really trying to kill him, only he doesn't know why--or who was killed in his place. The Vegas strip is full of murder, robberies and red-hot former flames in this fast-paced tale. "The author's working knowledge of the ins and outs of Vegas lends color and considerable interest to the story" - Publishers Weekly

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    The Bet
  • Author : Garry Potter
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 217
  • ISBN : 9780429749858
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  • Genre : Philosophy
  • First published in 1999, this epistemological volume takes Searle’s ‘simple theory’ and ‘common sense’ realism and builds it from the ground up, applying it to some of the most contentious issues in the philosophy of science. Garry Potter shall also attempt to extent his notions of science and realism beyond the subject boundaries to demonstrate the applicability of both scientificity and realism where such a possibility is perhaps most counter-intuitive: literary criticism. Potter thus presents a unified theory of knowledge.

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    Losing The Bet
  • Author : Nicola Diaz
  • Publisher : Nicola Diaz
  • Pages : 23
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Books
  • Curious blonde places her virgin back door on the line in a game of poker! The stakes have been laid and it’s time for the cards to be dealt. Curious Sophie places her untouched back door on the line in a game of poker and finds out first hand, just how adventurous her boyfriend really is between the sheets. This 3000 word short story contains adults themes including a woman offering your virgin rear end as a wager in a mouthwatering game of poker and should be read by adults only!

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    Bet Me
  • Author : Jennifer Crusie
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 0312357087
  • Reader Reviews : 76
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Unlikely lovers Min Dobbs and Cal Morrisey agree not to pursue a relationship after one date, but they are thrown together again as they deal with a jealous ex-boyfriend, a determined psychologist, and a bizarrely intelligent cat.

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    Bet on Yourself
  • Author : Ann Hiatt
  • Publisher : HarperCollins Leadership
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781400220304
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  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Take charge of your career and create a life full of learning, adventure, joy, and success utilizing these never-before-shared leadership principles Ann Hiatt learned working alongside the world’s top tech CEOs—Google’s Eric Schmidt, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, and Yahoo!s Marissa Mayer. Whether you’re stuck in your current job, starting your first job and wondering how you can use it as a steppingstone towards your dream career, or mid-career and wanting to finally be recognized for promotion or a leadership role, this book is for you. For the first time, Ann Hiatt shares both the daily habits and long-game strategies she learned working side-by-side for decades with the giants of technology at Amazon and Google. Through clear guidance and incredible stories, Bet on Yourself will teach you: How to define your abilities and speak up so that you can be recognized for the work that you do and the unique capabilities you bring to the table. How to create opportunities for yourself when options appear limited and build a purposeful career regardless of your seniority or industry. What it takes to build the confidence you need to build your dream career. How to exchange your frustration over not getting the recognition you deserve for an empowered, actionable plan for taking control of your professional identity and get promoted. These tried-and-true methods to take ordinary opportunities and create something extraordinary, and the leadership principles that guide the work of these celebrity CEOs, are directly applicable to your goals. With a few consistent, daily habits you can build a future that exceeds your wildest expectations. No matter the opportunities available to you in your particular community or career stage, there is a path for you.

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    The Schoolmistress
  • Author : Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : HARVARD:32044013004387
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  • Genre : Electronic books
  • "The Schoolmistress" tells the story of a bored school teacher who is intrigued by the possibility of a romance with a man that she knows is wrong for her. It is collected here along with 20 other stories.

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    Bet the House
  • Author : Richard Roeper
  • Publisher : Chicago Review Press
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1569766118
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • During the course of 30 days in early 2009, Richard Roeper risked more than a quarter million dollars on practically every method of gambling in America. This title both celebrates and details the pitfalls and lures through Roeper's stories about his lifelong affair with gambling.

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    The Wager
  • Author : Donna Jo Napoli
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1429946814
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Don Giovanni was once the wealthiest and handsomest young man in Messina. Then a tidal wave changed everything. When a well-dressed stranger offers him a magical purse, he knows he shouldn't take it. Only the devil would offer a deal like this, and only a fool would accept. Don Giovanni is no fool, but he is desperate. He takes the bet: he will not bathe for 3 years, 3 months, and 3 days. Beauty is a small price to pay for worldly wealth, isn't it? Unless he loses the wager—and with it his soul. Set against the stunning backdrop of ancient Sicily, Donna Jo Napoli's new novel is a powerful tale about discovering what truly matters most.

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    The Logic Of Sports Betting
  • Author : Matthew Davidow,Ed Miller
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 238
  • ISBN : 1096805723
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • How do sportsbooks make their lines? Which types of bets are the best? Can you beat the house? The Logic Of Sports Betting answers all these questions and more with a dash of humor and a whole lot of real talk about how it all works. Peek behind the counter and learn how sportsbooks operate. Combine that insider knowledge with why-didn't-I-think-of-that sports betting logic, and you have the winning formula. Ed Miller is a best-selling (over 300,000 copies sold) author of books on poker and gambling. This is his first book on sports betting, but maybe his favorite book to write so far. Matthew Davidow is a sports modeler, using proprietary methods to beat major sports betting markets for over 15 years, and co-founding two leading private sports analytics firms along the way. What people are saying about The Logic Of Sports Betting "Matt and Ed are two of the smartest minds in sports betting." - Rufus Peabody, professional sports bettor "As a sportsbook employee for 30-plus years, I find it difficult to read or watch anything about sports betting. But I could not put The Logic Of Sports Betting down. It's that good." - Robert Walker, Las Vegas bookmaker

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    The Bet
  • Author : Emma Nichols
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Pages : 122
  • ISBN : 1548294098
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  • Genre : Books
  • After a lifetime of bets with my best friends, we made the one bet that would change our lives. Get married. Make it last. Win a car. I didn't even care about winning. What does a billionaire bachelor need with a car? I live a charmed life. Why would I need bragging rights? I'm cool and confident. Bragging is not my style. As far as I was concerned, I wasn't even one of the players. This was all about helping a friend heal. See, I forgot all about the damn bet the moment I laid eyes on Kate. Then all I wanted was to kiss Kate, have Kate, marry Kate. Of course, I never considered what I could lose if I won the bet.

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    The Bet and Other Stories
  • Author : Anton Chekhov
  • Publisher : Good Press
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : EAN:4064066463380
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  • Genre : Art
  • "The Bet and Other Stories" by Anton Chekhov (translated by John Middleton Murry, S. S. Koteliansky). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

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    The Weather's Bet
  • Author : Ed Young
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 32
  • ISBN : 9780525513834
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • *"Awe-inspiring artwork as powerful as any force of nature."--Kirkus Reviews (starred review) From Caldecott Medalist Ed Young comes a picture book retelling of Aesop's fable The Wind and the Sun. Once upon the sky, there were three powers--the Wind, the Rain, and the Sun--each claiming to be the mightier than the others. One day, the powers came upon a shepherd girl fast asleep upon a hill, so they made a bet to see who could make her take her cap off. Who will be the strongest of them all? Rendered in exquisite mixed-media collage, Caldecott Medalist Ed Young's gorgeous and deeply poignant retelling of the well-known Aesop's fable The Wind and the Sun, proves that sometimes gentle persuasion and kindness are the best virtues of all. Praise for The Weather's Bet: "Lyrical and profound." --School Library Journal "A good classroom readaloud."--Publishers Weekly

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    The Boyfriend Bet
  • Author : Chris Cannon
  • Publisher : Entangled: Crush
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 9781633757172
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • "A great book to read on a hot night." -Kelly Akemann, This Wacky Momma Reads! Zoe Cain knows that Grant Evertide is way out of her league. So naturally, she kisses him. Out of spite. Not only is Grant her brother’s number-one nemesis, but he has zero interest in being tied down to one girl. She’s shocked—and secretly thrilled—when they start spending more time together. Zoe’s brother claims Grant is trying to make her his “Ringer,” an oh-so-charming tradition where a popular guy dates a non-popular girl until he hooks up with her, then dumps her. Zoe threatens to neuter Grant with hedge clippers if he's lying but Grant swears he isn’t trying to trick her. Still, that doesn’t mean Grant is the commitment type—even if winning a bet is on the line. Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains multiple PDAs, after-school detentions, and gambling on the side. Warning: betting on a boyfriend is bad for your health. Each book in the Boyfriend Chronicles series is STANDALONE: * Blackmail Boyfriend * The Boyfriend Bet * Boomerang Boyfriend

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    The Short Stories of Anton Chekhov
  • Author : Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
  • Publisher : Random House Incorporated
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : NWU:35556008505455
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Russia
  • 22 Chekhov tales reveal the fullest powers of his genius. His unfailing insight into the lives of ordinary people, his ability to dramatize the most commonplace situations and his gentle humor made him not only one of the greatest of short story writers but also one of the most beloved.

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    Little Bets
  • Author : Peter Sims
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1439170444
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • “An enthusiastic, example-rich argument for innovating in a particular way—by deliberately experimenting and taking small exploratory steps in novel directions. Light, bright, and packed with tidy anecdotes” (The Wall Street Journal). What do Apple CEO Steve Jobs, comedian Chris Rock, prize-winning architect Frank Gehry, and the story developers at Pixar films all have in common? Bestselling author Peter Sims found that rather than start with a big idea or plan a whole project in advance, they make a methodical series of little bets, learning critical information from lots of little failures and from small but significant wins. Reporting on a fascinating range of research, from the psychology of creative blocks to the influential field of design thinking, Sims offers engaging and illuminating accounts of breakthrough innovators at work, and a whole new way of thinking about how to navigate uncertain situations and unleash our untapped creative powers.

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    The Bet
  • Author : Elizabeth Hayley
  • Publisher : Swerve
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9781250134660
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Fiction
  • "The Bet is a sizzling hot page turner! I couldn't put it down." - New York Times bestselling author Sawyer Bennett Jace "the Jet" Benning is a legend on the football field. And off. He has the arm, the charm, and the reputation of being the hottest player in the league. Too bad Dr. Alessandra Mastrazacoma is not impressed. With a busy schedule and a bruised heart, Alessandra doesn't have time to date, but when she is lured into making a friendly bet with her best friend, she finds herself agreeing to go out with the next guy that asks...and to give him three shots, three dates, before pulling the plug. Jace also has a friendly wager with his friends going, and it involves making sure the slightly klutzy, but very pretty, doctor will be his date to the biggest night in sports. With two wagers and two hearts on the line, will Aly and Jace win or are they betting to lose?

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    The Bet and the Other Stories
  • Author : Anton Chekhov
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9388841565
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • A classic collection of tales by the acclaimed Russian playwright and author universally recognized as a master of the modern short story. In "The Bet," partygoers strike up a debate regarding the humanity of capital punishment versus life imprisonment, which causes a two-million-ruble wager to be struck between a lawyer and a banker. The lawyer, arguing in favor of life imprisonment, agrees to spend fifteen years in total isolation in a guest room on the banker's property. Granted only basic necessities, he staves off loneliness and depression by reading, studying, playing piano, and drinking wine. Meanwhile, the banker experiences the follies of fortune, leading him to a desperate and dastardly decision . . . Other stories in this volume include "A Tedious Story," "The Fit," "Misfortune," "After the Theatre," "That Wretched Boy," "Enemies," "A Trifling Occurrence," "A Gentleman Friend," "Overwhelming Sensations," "Expensive Lessons," "A Living Calendar," and "Old Age."

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    You Bet Your Life
  • Author : Paul A Offit, MD
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1541620399
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Books
  • "Four months into the coronavirus pandemic, as the death count surged, the FDA made a risky decision: it approved an anti-malarial drug as a treatment for coronavirus, despite limited data on its efficacy or side effects. A month later, the FDA withdrew its recommendation, but by then, the damage had been done. The drug was ineffective and sometimes even lethal. The mistake was hardly a one-off. As virologist Paul. A. Offit shows in You Bet Your Life, from antibiotics and vaccines to x-rays and genetic engineering, risk, and our understanding of it, have shaped the course of modern medicine, paving the way for its greatest triumphs and tragedies. By telling the stories of the events--and of the frequent hypocrisy and cravenness of the characters at their center--Offit shows how risk, and failure, have driven innovation, and importantly, how by examining our mistakes we can make better medical predictions and decisions going forward. From the outlandish origins of blood transfusions, which began with humans receiving blood for barnyard animals, to the the disastrous debut of the first polio vaccine, and the backstabbing and infighting that surrounded early gene therapies, he captures the drama that surrounds medical research, the way ego and laziness can collide with science, and ultimately how those factors should inform what we choose to do and have done to us in the clinic. The history is fascinating in its own right, but the worldwide rush to create a coronavirus vaccine only makes learning from the lessons of history essential. Weighing the uncertainties of a treatment against its potential benefits is one of medicine's greatest ethical dilemmas, and Offit examines it from every angle. He explores not just how patients and their families respond to risk but how everyone from physicians and researchers to universities and regulators do, too, and how that ultimately determines what treatments are put forward. Not everyone has the same goal. And too often the patient's health is secondary. But as Offit shows, we can all minimize risk and failure by learning how to recognize conflicts of interest, to draw inferences from animal models, and to evaluate risk, even when we have limited data. Along the way, Offit asks who should decide what risks are acceptable, and who should pay when the results are fatal. In the end, however, Offit argues that we are gambling whatever we do--and that we need to take that seriously, whether we pursue a treatment or decide to do nothing at all. The answers aren't simple, and the outcomes are life or death. Examining these questions with the compassion of a pediatrician and the rigor of a scientist, Offit reminds us that we all have a role to play in ensuring that medicine upholds its very first principle: to do no harm"--

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    Behavioral Economics
  • Author : Edward Cartwright
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 604
  • ISBN : 9781351600026
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • Over the last few decades behavioral economics has revolutionized the discipline. It has done so by putting the human back into economics, by recognizing that people sometimes make mistakes, care about others and are generally not as cold and calculating as economists have traditionally assumed. The results have been exciting and fascinating, and have fundamentally changed the way we look at economic behavior. This textbook introduces all the key results and insights of behavioral economics to a student audience. Ideas such as mental accounting, prospect theory, present bias, inequality aversion and learning are explained in detail. These ideas are also applied in diverse settings such as auctions, stock market crashes, charitable donations and health care, to show why behavioral economics is crucial to understanding the world around us. Consideration is also given to what makes people happy, and how we can potentially nudge people to be happier. This new edition contains expanded and updated coverage of contract theory, bargaining in the family, time and risk, and stochastic reference points, among other topics, to ensure that readers are kept up to speed with this fast-paced field. The companion website is also updated with a range of new questions and worked examples. This book remains the ideal introduction to behavioral economics for advanced undergraduate and graduate students.

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    The Jewish Encyclopedia
  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 742
  • ISBN : UOM:49015002282292
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  • Genre : Jews
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    The Bet, and Other Stories
  • Author : Anton Pavlovich Chekhov
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 488
  • ISBN : UCAL:B4084530
  • Reader Reviews : 3
  • Genre : Books
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    Don't Bet the Farm
  • Author : Liam O'Brien
  • Publisher : eBook Partnership
  • Pages : 584
  • ISBN : 9781783013715
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  • Genre : Games & Activities
  • The most comprehensive reference book on betting and gambling on the market with over 1200 cross referenced entries. It explores the history, systems, theory, law, word origins and slang as well the scandals, scams and the huge array of unforgettable characters and audacious coups.

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    Green Eggs and Ham
  • Author : Dr. Seuss
  • Publisher : RH Childrens Books
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN : 9780385371995
  • Reader Reviews : 4292
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • This Dr. Seuss classic will have readers of all ages craving Green Eggs and Ham—no matter where they are! I do not like green eggs and ham. I do not like them, Sam-I-am. With unmistakable characters and signature rhymes, Dr. Seuss’s beloved favorite has cemented its place as a children’s classic. Kids will love the terrific tongue-twisters as the list of places to enjoy green eggs and ham gets longer and longer...and they might even learn a thing or two about trying new things! And don’t miss the Netflix series adaptation – featuring the voice talents of Michael Douglas, Diane Keaton, Daveed Diggs, and more! Originally created by Dr. Seuss himself, Beginner Books are fun, funny, and easy to read. These unjacketed hardcover early readers encourage children to read all on their own, using simple words and illustrations. Smaller than the classic large format Seuss picture books like The Lorax and Oh, The Places You’ll Go!, these portable packages are perfect for practicing readers ages 3-7, and lucky parents too!