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The Tomorrow Code
  • Author : Brian Falkner
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780375843655
  • Reader Reviews : 14
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • “The end of the world started quietly enough for Tane Williams and Rebecca Richards. . . .” Tane and Rebecca aren’t sure what to make of it—a sequence of 1s and 0s, the message looks like nothing more than a random collection of alternating digits. Working to decode it, however, they discover that the message contains lottery numbers . . . lottery numbers that win the next random draw! More messages follow, and slowly it becomes clear—the messages are being sent from Tane and Rebecca’s future. Something there has gone horribly wrong, and it’s up to them to prevent it from happening. The very survival of the human race may be at stake! “[A] terrifying SF page-turner!”—Booklist “A tautly constructed plot. Fast-paced and all-too-realistic. This technothriller offers gearhead ecowarriors everything, including a hugely satisfying ending.”—Kirkus Reviews A Top 10 Kid’s Indie Next Winter Pick A Junior Library Guild Selection

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    The Tomorrow Code
  • Author : Brian Falkner
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780375892332
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • THE END OF THE WORLD started quietly enough for Tane Williams and Rebecca Richards. . . . Tane and Rebecca aren’t sure what to make of it—a sequence of 1s and 0s, the message looks like nothing more than a random collection of alternating digits. Working to decode it, however, Tane and Rebecca discover that the message contains lottery numbers . . . lottery numbers that win the next random draw! Suddenly Tane and Rebecca are rich, but who sent the numbers? And why? More messages follow, and slowly it becomes clear—the messages are being sent back in time from Tane and Rebecca’s future. Something there has gone horribly wrong, and it’s up to them to prevent it from happening. As they follow the messages’ cryptic instructions, Tane and Rebecca begin to suspect the worst—that the very survival of the human race may be at stake.

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    The Project
  • Author : Brian Falkner
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780375871887
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Brian Falkner delivers in this sci-fi thriller with a Da Vinci Code twist! It begins with a book. The most boring book in the world. A book so boring no one could ever read it—the perfect place to hide a dangerous secret. When best friends Luke and Tommy volunteer to help move books from their library's basement to higher ground during a quick-rising flood, they discover the only surviving copy of the world's most boring book: Leonardo's River, lost for over a hundred years. Mysteriously connected to Leonardo da Vinci, the book is worth millions, so Luke and Tommy return that night to steal it. Unfortunately, they're not the only ones with that plan. . . . Brian Falkner, author of The Assault, Brain Jack, and The Tomorrow Code, weaves another page-turning thriller full of heart-pounding action--this time, with a secret from Leonardo da Vinci that could determine the fate of history. Hand this to a reluctant boy reader or any reader who loves action and mystery. "Falkner delivers a thriller that melds humor, danger and history. . . . The result is an entertaining mystery with plenty of enjoyable twists and turns." —Publishers Weekly "[The Project] reads like an action movie, with plenty of chases, explosions, and by-a-hair escapes." —School Library Journal

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    A Code For Tomorrow
  • Author : John J. Gobbell
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN : 0312971427
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Navy Lieutenant Commander Todd Ingram fights the Japanese during the Battles of Cape Esperance and the Santa Cruz Islands, while his girlfriend Helen is trapped on Mindanao.

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    Brain Jack
  • Author : Brian Falkner
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN : 9780375843679
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A Top Ten YALSA Pick for Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults! Fans of Cory Doctorow's Little Brother and M. T. Anderson's Feed will love this high-octane cyber thriller. In a dystopian near-future, neuro-headsets have replaced computer keyboards. Just slip on a headset, and it's the Internet at the speed of thought. For teen hacker Sam Wilson, a headset is a must. But as he masters the new technology, he has a terrifying realization. If anything on his computer is vulnerable to an attack, what happens when his mind is linked to the system? Could consciousness itself be hacked? Brian Falkner, author of The Tomorrow Code and The Project, delivers an action-packed and thought-provoking sci-fi thriller in which logging on to a computer could mean the difference between life and death.

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    The Assault
  • Author : Brian Falkner
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 306
  • ISBN : 9780375869464
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • In the year 2030, six teens who have been modified to look like the aliens who are battling for control of Earth go behind enemy lines and discover a shocking, secret alien project.

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    Knightingale
  • Author : Stephanie Laws
  • Publisher : Stephanie Laws
  • Pages : 378
  • ISBN : N.a
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • Evil has plagued this world since the dawn of creation seeking to gain control. One family was given supernatural abilities with the sole purpose of protecting the things in this world that evil must never take possession of.Samantha Nelson knew she was cursed. She didn't know that her unnatural ability of forcing the truth out of people was just the beginning of her curse until her family is murdered in a horrific home explosion. Six months later she finds herself face to face with a Knight Protector and her life is turned into utter chaos.When David received his assignment on his twentieth birthday he was told that his destiny would be entwined with a woman soon to be born and that his aging would be halted. Since the moment Samantha was born, David protected her from her enemies. As every Knight before him, he does so in the shadows. But David must face the facts that something even deadlier than her enemies is occurring. No matter how much he denies it, he is falling in love with her. When her enemies begin to discover ways around his protection and murder her family he is forced to make a decision of what is more important to him; his family or his assignment. All it takes is one warning sign of danger to convince him that he simply cannot live without Samantha and he takes a leap that will change their lives forever. Their only chance of survival is to discover what Samantha's destiny is and the journey leads them straight to the heart of the Knight family where they discover evil has infiltrated and it is up to them to stop the evil before it destroys the family and gains control of the very thing that God created the family to protect.

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    Code Name Verity
  • Author : Elizabeth E. Wein
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781423153252
  • Reader Reviews : 2678
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The beloved #1 New York Times bestseller, a "fiendishly plotted" (New York Times) "heart-in-your mouth adventure" (Washington Post) that "will take wing and soar into your heart" (Laurie Halse Anderson). October 11th, 1943--A British spy plane crashes in Nazi-occupied France. Its pilot and passenger are best friends. One of the girls has a chance at survival. The other has lost the game before it's barely begun. When "Verity" is arrested by the Gestapo, she's sure she doesn't stand a chance. As a secret agent captured in enemy territory, she's living a spy's worst nightmare. Her Nazi interrogators give her a simple choice: reveal her mission or face a grisly execution. As she intricately weaves her confession, Verity uncovers her past, how she became friends with the pilot Maddie, and why she left Maddie in the wrecked fuselage of their plane. On each new scrap of paper, Verity battles for her life, confronting her views on courage, failure and her desperate hope to make it home. But will trading her secrets be enough to save her from the enemy? A universally acclaimed Michael L. Printz Award Honor book, Code Name Verity is a visceral read of danger, resolve, and survival that shows just how far true friends will go to save each other.

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    Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
  • Author : Gabrielle Zevin
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780735243354
  • Reader Reviews : 27
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In this exhilarating novel by the best-selling author of The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry two friends—often in love, but never lovers—come together as creative partners in the world of video game design, where success brings them fame, joy, tragedy, duplicity, and, ultimately, a kind of immortality. "Utterly brilliant. In this sweeping, gorgeously written novel, Gabrielle Zevin charts the beauty, tenacity, and fragility of human love and creativity. Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is one of the best books I've ever read." —John Green On a bitter-cold day, in the December of his junior year at Harvard, Sam Masur exits a subway car and sees, amid the hordes of people waiting on the platform, Sadie Green. He calls her name. For a moment, she pretends she hasn’t heard him, but then, she turns, and a game begins: a legendary collaboration that will launch them to stardom. These friends, intimates since childhood, borrow money, beg favors, and, before even graduating college, they have created their first blockbuster, Ichigo. Overnight, the world is theirs. Not even twenty-five years old, Sam and Sadie are brilliant, successful, and rich, but these qualities won’t protect them from their own creative ambitions or the betrayals of their hearts. Spanning thirty years, from Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Venice Beach, California, and lands in between and far beyond, Gabrielle Zevin’s Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow is a dazzling and intricately imagined novel that examines the multifarious nature of identity, disability, failure, the redemptive possibilities in play, and above all, our need to connect: to be loved and to love. Yes, it is a love story, but it is not one you have read before.

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    The Culture Code
  • Author : Daniel Coyle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9780804177009
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Business & Economics
  • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The author of The Talent Code unlocks the secrets of highly successful groups and provides tomorrow’s leaders with the tools to build a cohesive, motivated culture. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BLOOMBERG AND LIBRARY JOURNAL Where does great culture come from? How do you build and sustain it in your group, or strengthen a culture that needs fixing? In The Culture Code, Daniel Coyle goes inside some of the world’s most successful organizations—including the U.S. Navy’s SEAL Team Six, IDEO, and the San Antonio Spurs—and reveals what makes them tick. He demystifies the culture-building process by identifying three key skills that generate cohesion and cooperation, and explains how diverse groups learn to function with a single mind. Drawing on examples that range from Internet retailer Zappos to the comedy troupe Upright Citizens Brigade to a daring gang of jewel thieves, Coyle offers specific strategies that trigger learning, spark collaboration, build trust, and drive positive change. Coyle unearths helpful stories of failure that illustrate what not to do, troubleshoots common pitfalls, and shares advice about reforming a toxic culture. Combining leading-edge science, on-the-ground insights from world-class leaders, and practical ideas for action, The Culture Code offers a roadmap for creating an environment where innovation flourishes, problems get solved, and expectations are exceeded. Culture is not something you are—it’s something you do. The Culture Code puts the power in your hands. No matter the size of your group or your goal, this book can teach you the principles of cultural chemistry that transform individuals into teams that can accomplish amazing things together. Praise for The Culture Code “I’ve been waiting years for someone to write this book—I’ve built it up in my mind into something extraordinary. But it is even better than I imagined. Daniel Coyle has produced a truly brilliant, mesmerizing read that demystifies the magic of great groups. It blows all other books on culture right out of the water.”—Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Option B, Originals, and Give and Take “If you want to understand how successful groups work—the signals they transmit, the language they speak, the cues that foster creativity—you won’t find a more essential guide than The Culture Code.”—Charles Duhigg, New York Times bestselling author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better

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    Stubborn Seed of Hope
  • Author : Brian Falkner
  • Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780702259296
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • A collection of gripping short stories themed around fear and hope written by internationally acclaimed children’s author Brian Falkner. A boy helps his sister disguise her birthmark on her first day of school. A seventeen-year-old awakens to find himself trapped in an elderly body. A teenage girl discovers her boyfriend has a life-threatening virus the day after they share their first kiss. A high school student tries to communicate to his hospitalised brother who is in a vegetative state. Brian Falkner serves up bite-sized tales of fear – fear of rejection, fear of dying, fear of disease, fear of the unknown, fear of exclusion, fear of being caught and fear of embarrassment – showing how that stubborn seed of hope hungers our darkest moments.

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    The Hero Code
  • Author : Admiral William H. McRaven
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 103
  • ISBN : 9781538719978
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! From the acclaimed, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Make Your Bed—a short, inspirational book about the qualities of true, everyday heroes. THE HERO CODE is Admiral McRaven's ringing tribute to the real, everyday heroes he's met over the years, from battlefields to hospitals to college campuses, who are doing their part to save the world. When Bill McRaven was a young boy growing up in Texas, he dreamed of being a superhero. He longed to put on a cape and use his superpowers to save the earth from destruction. But as he grew older and traveled the world, he found real heroes everywhere he went -- and none of them had superpowers. None of them wore capes or cowls. But they all possessed qualities that gave them the power to help others, to make a difference, to save the world: courage, both physical and moral; humility; a willingness to sacrifice; and a deep sense of integrity. THE HERO CODE is not a cypher, a puzzle, or a secret message. It is a code of conduct; lessons in virtues that can become the foundations of our character as we build a life worthy of honor and respect.

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    Task Force
  • Author : Brian Falkner
  • Publisher : Ember
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9780449813027
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  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • The six teens of Recon Team Angel, genetically modified and having spent years mastering alien culture so that they can talk, act, and think like their enemies, now have their target in sight but time is running out to save humanity and themselves.

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    Before I Fall
  • Author : Lauren Oliver
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN : 9780061987496
  • Reader Reviews : 403
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • Like Adam Silvera's They Both Die at the End and Colleen Hoover's It Ends with Us, Before I Fall raises thought-provoking questions about love, death, and how one person's life can affect so many others. With this stunning debut novel, New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. For popular high school senior Samantha Kingston, February 12—"Cupid Day"—should be one big party, a day of valentines and roses and the privileges that come with being at the top of the social pyramid. And it is…until she dies in a terrible accident that night. However, she still wakes up the next morning. In fact, Sam lives the last day of her life seven times, until she realizes that by making even the slightest changes, she may hold more power than she ever imagined. Before I Fall is now a major motion picture Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, and Kian Lawley. Named to numerous state reading lists, the novel was also recognized as a Best Book of the Year by Amazon, Barnes & Noble, The Daily Beast, NPR, and Publishers Weekly.

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    The Great Age Reboot
  • Author : Michael F. Roizen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 9781426221521
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Travel
  • As the human lifespan expands and more people are living to 100 years and beyond, New York Times best-selling author Michael Roizen, M.D., explains how to prepare for a longer, healthier future. Over the next decade, people living to 100, 120, or even 130 years old will become increasingly common--and life past 100 may not look like what you expect. In this groundbreaking narrative, best-selling author Michael Roizen reveals how current science and technology will revolutionize our ability to live longer, younger, and better. Today's breakthroughs in longevity research are unprecedented, and this book will help you navigate the coming changes to make the best decisions for your brain, your body, and your bank account. Along with acclaimed economists Peter Linneman and Albert Ratner, Roizen explores how longer life spans will change our lives and our culture, providing the most comprehensive and forward-looking book on aging to date, and showing readers how to prepare for the next major societal disruptor. At long last, here is a road map to prevention, treatment, and technology that will reshape how we think about old age--and help us plan for an audacious future.

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    On the Move!
  • Author : Michael Teitelbaum
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 13
  • ISBN : 9781416941781
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  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Rita, Dan, Max and Ted are on the move in Trucktown! Kids will have hands-on fun with a movable part on each spread! Swing Wrecker Rosie's wrecking ball, spin Monster Truck Max's wheel, dump gravel from Dump Truck Dan's bed, and move Tow Truck Ted's hook up and down as he saves a good friend!

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    Shooting Stars
  • Author : Brian Falkner
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1775433609
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Adventure stories
  • In 15 years, Egan Tucker has spoken to no-one but his mother. Escaping from an abusive husband, Moana (Moma) took baby Egan to live in the Coromandel bush. For 15 years, Moma taught Egan to survive, and instilled in him her code for a good life. A chance meeting with a DOC deer culler (JT) while out hunting, results in Egan finding his first friend. When Moma goes to get supplies one day and never returns, Egan decides to head to Auckland to get help from his mother's friend-but also to try and find JT. But Egan finds that survival amongst the streetkids of Auckland is nothing like living in the bush, and he is unprepared for the tragedy that awaits.

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    Tomorrow War
  • Author : J. L. Bourne
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 9781451629149
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • When a weapon that could destroy the moral fabric of humanity is unleashed inside the Syrian border, one man takes a stand against the overwhelming wave of tyranny triggered by martial law, hell-bent on restoring America's liberty and saving civilization as we know it.

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    The Little Book of Talent
  • Author : Daniel Coyle
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 9780345536693
  • Reader Reviews : 26
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • A manual for building a faster brain and a better you! The Little Book of Talent is an easy-to-use handbook of scientifically proven, field-tested methods to improve skills—your skills, your kids’ skills, your organization’s skills—in sports, music, art, math, and business. The product of five years of reporting from the world’s greatest talent hotbeds and interviews with successful master coaches, it distills the daunting complexity of skill development into 52 clear, concise directives. Whether you’re age 10 or 100, whether you’re on the sports field or the stage, in the classroom or the corner office, this is an essential guide for anyone who ever asked, “How do I get better?” Praise for The Little Book of Talent “The Little Book of Talent should be given to every graduate at commencement, every new parent in a delivery room, every executive on the first day of work. It is a guidebook—beautiful in its simplicity and backed by hard science—for nurturing excellence.”—Charles Duhigg, bestselling author of The Power of Habit “It’s so juvenile to throw around hyperbolic terms such as ‘life-changing,’ but there’s no other way to describe The Little Book of Talent. I was avidly trying new things within the first half hour of reading it and haven’t stopped since. Brilliant. And yes: life-changing.”—Tom Peters, co-author of In Search of Excellence

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    White Light
  • Author : Rudy von Bitter Rucker,John Shirley
  • Publisher : Running PressBook Pub
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN : 156858198X
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Felix Rayman spends the day teaching indifferent students, pondering his theories on infinity, and daydreaming. When his dreams finally separate him from his physical body, Felix plunges headfirst into a multidimensional universe beyond the limits of space and time — the place of White Light.

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    Eleanor of Aquitaine - The Journey East
  • Author : Mark Richard Beaulieu
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
  • Pages : 530
  • ISBN : 1480051578
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  • Genre : Fiction
  • In The Journey East, Mark Richard Beaulieu continues the adventurous life of Eleanor of Aquitaine with a second volume set in the historically rich 12th century. At age 14 the young French Queen brings her culture into conflicted Paris where she will become a mother, and with her court, lead an army on an amazing journey of personal destinations. With hair the color of golden fire, this parentless girl is brought East into Paris. Married to King Louis the Seventh, Eleanor is not allowed to bring her Aquitaine chevaliers, troubadours, or friends. She runs up against the French Court, a reigning Queen, and a dark city of obedient religion. Outside of Paris a new cathedral being made of glowing walls of stained glass is run by Abbot Adam Suger. He is in conflict with Abbot Bernard of Clairvaux, the nemesis of Eleanor's family. In the division of faith Eleanor takes sides, but not as you might expect in this contest for power. The young attractive queen faces trials of majesty to bring light to Paris. Upholding her sister's marriage and dealing with factions that struggle to divide the realm, Eleanor and her king are swept up into the French civil war. After her first child, her Aquitaine messenger birds warn that The Crusade of her forefathers would not be the last.Recruiting the greatest land army ever assembled, using her seductive skills, Eleanor embarks on a 3,000 mile journey East across medieval Europe to enter the ill-fated Second Crusade. She, her champions, and court train of three hundred women encounter the enchanting culture of Byzantium - the greatest city in the world. After a luxurious stay, they cross into mountainous Outremer, and begin the brutal winter war against the Saracens. Eleanor and her friends will test the bounds of chivalry, love, courage, endurance, and limits of faith. This is an amazing exploration and passionate telling of her journey and her people.---In development for twelve years, and based on recent historic research, this story significantly updates the historical writings on Eleanor of Aquitaine. Discover how she will become one of the most powerful and enigmatic women of the middle ages as she develops her own Eleanor Code. Born Alienor d'Aquitaine in 1124, died in 1204, she twice becomes a queen, once for France with King Louis 7th, then for England with King Henri 2nd.In development for twelve years and based on the latest scholarly research, these stories significantly update earlier fictions about the world of Eleanor of Aquitaine. Each character comes across challenges that many a young person faces and resolves them in exciting, unusual ways – leading to the creation of the Eleanor Code.This is the 4th printing, updated December, 2014.Review by the Historical Novel Society. http://historicalnovelsociety.org/reviews/eleanor-of-aquitaine-the-journey-east/

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    The Code Breaker
  • Author : Walter Isaacson
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 9781982115876
  • Reader Reviews : 24
  • Genre : Biography & Autobiography
  • A Best Book of 2021 by Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Time, and The Washington Post The bestselling author of Leonardo da Vinci and Steve Jobs returns with a “compelling” (The Washington Post) account of how Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and her colleagues launched a revolution that will allow us to cure diseases, fend off viruses, and have healthier babies. When Jennifer Doudna was in sixth grade, she came home one day to find that her dad had left a paperback titled The Double Helix on her bed. She put it aside, thinking it was one of those detective tales she loved. When she read it on a rainy Saturday, she discovered she was right, in a way. As she sped through the pages, she became enthralled by the intense drama behind the competition to discover the code of life. Even though her high school counselor told her girls didn’t become scientists, she decided she would. Driven by a passion to understand how nature works and to turn discoveries into inventions, she would help to make what the book’s author, James Watson, told her was the most important biological advance since his codiscovery of the structure of DNA. She and her collaborators turned a curiosity of nature into an invention that will transform the human race: an easy-to-use tool that can edit DNA. Known as CRISPR, it opened a brave new world of medical miracles and moral questions. The development of CRISPR and the race to create vaccines for coronavirus will hasten our transition to the next great innovation revolution. The past half-century has been a digital age, based on the microchip, computer, and internet. Now we are entering a life-science revolution. Children who study digital coding will be joined by those who study genetic code. Should we use our new evolution-hacking powers to make us less susceptible to viruses? What a wonderful boon that would be! And what about preventing depression? Hmmm…Should we allow parents, if they can afford it, to enhance the height or muscles or IQ of their kids? After helping to discover CRISPR, Doudna became a leader in wrestling with these moral issues and, with her collaborator Emmanuelle Charpentier, won the Nobel Prize in 2020. Her story is an “enthralling detective story” (Oprah Daily) that involves the most profound wonders of nature, from the origins of life to the future of our species.

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    E
  • Author : Kate Wrath
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 344
  • ISBN : 1499542755
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  • Genre : Books
  • A poignant tale of love and friendship in a world beyond hope...Outpost Three: a huddle of crumbling buildings choked by a concrete wall. Cracked pavement, rusted metal, splintering boards. Huge robotic Sentries police the streets, but the Ten Laws are broken every time one turns its back.Eden is determined, smart, and a born survivor. Stripped of her memories and dumped on the streets of the Outpost, slavers and starvation are only the beginning of her problems. A devastating conflict is coming that threatens to consume her world and tear her newfound family apart.Life is harsh. It makes no exceptions. Not even for the innocent. "Absolutely heart-stopping! Grizzly, dark, haunting and gripping in a way that kept me glued in to the very end. If you are looking for a strong and smart heroine in a kick butt dystopian world, this is the book for you." - Leti Del Mar, author of Land of the Unaltered"A dark dystopian world, intelligent robots, warlords, rats...oh and sexy boys. 'E' has everything you could ask for." - Nicola S. Dorrington, author of Chasing Freedom"The characters are fascinating, especially the enigmatic love interest Jonas, and his threatening rival, the dark and sizzling Matt." - Pol Blaze, author of Pan-Dim.

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    Cold Intimacies
  • Author : Eva Illouz
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 9780745658070
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  • Genre : Social Science
  • It is commonly assumed that capitalism has created an a-emotional world dominated by bureaucratic rationality; that economic behavior conflicts with intimate, authentic relationships; that the public and private spheres are irremediably opposed to each other; and that true love is opposed to calculation and self-interest. Eva Illouz rejects these conventional ideas and argues that the culture of capitalism has fostered an intensely emotional culture in the workplace, in the family, and in our own relationship to ourselves. She argues that economic relations have become deeply emotional, while close, intimate relationships have become increasingly defined by economic and political models of bargaining, exchange, and equity. This dual process by which emotional and economic relationships come to define and shape each other is called emotional capitalism. Illouz finds evidence of this process of emotional capitalism in various social sites: self-help literature, women's magazines, talk shows, support groups, and the Internet dating sites. How did this happen? What are the social consequences of the current preoccupation with emotions? How did the public sphere become saturated with the exposure of private life? Why does suffering occupy a central place in contemporary identity? How has emotional capitalism transformed our romantic choices and experiences? Building on and revising the intellectual legacy of critical theory, this book addresses these questions and offers a new interpretation of the reasons why the public and the private, the economic and the emotional spheres have become inextricably intertwined.

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    Monsters of Virtue
  • Author : Logan James Ritchie
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 350
  • ISBN : 0473449501
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  • Genre : Eugenics
  • If the government can define a 'superior' race, where does the power end? In 1928 Parliament was on the brink of enacting a eugenic sterilisation law allowing the state to decide who was fit to breed. This was despite New Zealand's reputation for being a liberal country committed to equal opportunity for all. Ritchie's new young adult novel mixes fact with fiction: the bill has been defeated, but the agenda continues. Monsters of Virtue plays out an alternative history in which a utopian settlement is established in the Otaki River Gorge where the country's 'finest' youth are chosen to lead, and breed, a new superior race. But is anyone prepared for the consequences of allowing prejudices and power to intervene with nature? Through powerful storytelling, Ritchie exposes the disturbing places powerful individuals will go in the name of social progress. In an era of Trump, genetic testing and designer babies, Monsters of Virtue is a timely reminder of the dangers of believing in one 'superior' race.

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    The 5 Second Rule
  • Author : Mel Robbins
  • Publisher : Savio Republic
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9781682612392
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Self-Help
  • Throughout your life, you've had parents, coaches, teachers, friends, and mentors who have pushed you to be better than your excuses and bigger than your fears. What if the secret to having the confidence and courage to enrich your life and work is simply knowing how to push yourself? Using the science habits, riveting stories and surprising facts from some of the most famous moments in history, art and business, Mel Robbins will explain the power of a "push moment." Then, she'll give you one simple tool you can use to become your greatest self. It take just five seconds to use this tool, and every time you do, you'll be in great company. More than 8 million people have watched Mel's TEDx Talk, and executives inside of the world's largest brands are using the tool to increase productivity, collaboration, and engagement. In The 5 Second Rule, you'll discover it takes just five seconds to: Become confident Break the habit of procrastination and self-doubt Beat fear and uncertainty Stop worrying and feel happier Share your ideas with courage The 5 Second Rule is a simple, one-size-fits-all solution for the one problem we all face—we hold ourselves back. The secret isn't knowing what to do—it's knowing how to make yourself do it. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Arial}

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    The Saffron Kitchen
  • Author : Yasmin Crowther
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9781440623295
  • Reader Reviews : 19
  • Genre : Fiction
  • In a powerful debut novel that moves between the crowded streets of London and the desolate mountains of Iran, Yasmin Crowther paints a stirring portrait of a family shaken by events from decades ago and worlds away. On a rainy day in London the dark secrets and troubled past of Maryam Mazar surface violently, with tragic consequences for her daughter, Sara, and her newly orphaned nephew. Maryam leaves her English husband and family and returns to the remote Iranian village where her story began. In a quest to piece their life back together, Sara follows her mother and finally learns the terrible price Maryam once had to pay for her freedom, and of the love she left behind. Set against the breathtaking beauty of two very different places, this stunning family drama transcends culture and is, at its core, a rich and haunting narrative about mothers and daughters.

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    A Killing Frost
  • Author : John Marsden
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Pages : 291
  • ISBN : 9780547528052
  • Reader Reviews : 11
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • The Australian YA adventure trilogy “comes to a thrill-a-minute conclusion as the teen heroes continue their guerrilla tactics against totalitarian foes" (Publishers Weekly). It's been nearly six months since Australia was invaded and Ellie’s life changed forever. Once normal teenagers, she and six of her friends are now trapped in a war zone where every moment is a struggle for survival. Living in the woods to evade capture, Ellie has become an expert in fear, hunger, sickness—and improvised explosives. Ellie and her friends are learning to fight back, attacking the army that stole their land, abducted their families, and destroyed their future. But to wage a war, they must strike their enemy where it hurts—and risk everything they hold dear. Concluding the story that began in Tomorrow, When the War Began and The Dead of Night, John Marsden “offers an unflinching look at living in war-torn Australia” (Kirkus Reviews).

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    The Book of Goose
  • Author : Yiyun Li
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Pages : 220
  • ISBN : 9780374606350
  • Reader Reviews : 5
  • Genre : Fiction
  • Longlisted for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction. A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice. A magnificent, beguiling tale winding from the postwar rural provinces to Paris, from an English boarding school, to the quiet Pennsylvania home where a woman can live without her past, The Book of Goose is a story of disturbing intimacy and obsession, of exploitation and strength of will, by the celebrated author Yiyun Li. Fabienne is dead. Her childhood best friend, Agnès, receives the news in America, far from the French countryside where the two girls were raised—the place that Fabienne helped Agnès escape ten years ago. Now, Agnès is free to tell her story. As children in a war-ravaged, backwater town, they’d built a private world, invisible to everyone but themselves—until Fabienne hatched the plan that would change everything, launching Agnès on an epic trajectory through fame, fortune, and terrible loss.

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    This Time Tomorrow
  • Author : Emma Straub
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN : 9780525539001
  • Reader Reviews : 20
  • Genre : Fiction
  • #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER “The pages brim with tenderness and an appreciation for what we had and who we were. I could not have loved it more."—Ann Patchett “The kind of book that will make you laugh, make you cry, and make you call the people you love. Exceptional."—Emily Henry "Delightful"—Boston Globe "Poignant"—New York Times What if you could take a vacation to your past? With her celebrated humor, insight, and heart, beloved New York Times bestseller Emma Straub offers her own twist on traditional time travel tropes, and a different kind of love story. On the eve of her 40th birthday, Alice’s life isn’t terrible. She likes her job, even if it isn’t exactly the one she expected. She’s happy with her apartment, her romantic status, her independence, and she adores her lifelong best friend. But her father is ailing, and it feels to her as if something is missing. When she wakes up the next morning she finds herself back in 1996, reliving her 16th birthday. But it isn’t just her adolescent body that shocks her, or seeing her high school crush, it’s her dad: the vital, charming, 40-something version of her father with whom she is reunited. Now armed with a new perspective on her own life and his, some past events take on new meaning. Is there anything that she would change if she could?

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    Diego's Dragon, Book One
  • Author : Kevin Gerard
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 0985980257
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • A Boy, A Bloodline, and A Magnificent Journey.An eleven-year-old Latino boy wins a district-wide writing contest for sixth graders. When an author visits his school to award his prize, Diego Ramirez has no idea how much his life is about to change.Nathan Sullivan hands Diego his statue, a handsome, glistening black dragon. He shakes his hand and leaves him to his friends. The students crowd around Diego, asking for permission to hold it.After hearing the name Magnifico spoken aloud by family and friends, Diego awards it to his new dragon. If he only knew how fitting the name was, he might have known what lay ahead. Magnifico is the leader of the Sol Dragones, dragons that live within the magical fires of the sun. Nathan Sullivan is the earth's connection to the mysterious creatures. It is his task to find Magnifico's guide.As Magnifico comes to life he becomes quite mischievous, playing tricks on Diego to embarrass him. As he discovers his bloodline, however, Diego assumes greater control over his dragon and his destiny. In the climactic journey, he frees his people and suffers a terrible loss by guiding Magnifico to their goal.

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    PGP Source Code and Internals
  • Author : Philip R. Zimmermann
  • Publisher : Mit Press
  • Pages : 942
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105012406984
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Computers
  • PGP (Pretty Good Privacy) is a computer program for the encryption of data and electronic mail, a powerful envelope that allows individuals the same privacy in their communications as enjoyed by governments and large corporations. PGP, which is freely available on the Internet, uses public-key cryptography - specifically the RSA algorithm, which is particularly well-suited to the needs of computer-mediated communications. This book contains a formatted vesion of the complete source code for the latest release (2.6.2) of PGP.

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    The Girls
  • Author : Emma Cline
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780812998610
  • Reader Reviews : 3471
  • Genre : Fiction
  • THE INSTANT BESTSELLER • An indelible portrait of girls, the women they become, and that moment in life when everything can go horribly wrong NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • The Guardian • Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Financial Times • Esquire • Newsweek • Vogue • Glamour • People • The Huffington Post • Elle • Harper’s Bazaar • Time Out • BookPage • Publishers Weekly • Slate Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence. Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize • Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Award • Shortlisted for The Center for Fiction First Novel Prize • The New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice • Emma Cline—One of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists Praise for The Girls “Spellbinding . . . a seductive and arresting coming-of-age story.”—The New York Times Book Review “Extraordinary . . . Debut novels like this are rare, indeed.”—The Washington Post “Hypnotic.”—The Wall Street Journal “Gorgeous.”—Los Angeles Times “Savage.”—The Guardian “Astonishing.”—The Boston Globe “Superbly written.”—James Wood, The New Yorker “Intensely consuming.”—Richard Ford “A spectacular achievement.”—Lucy Atkins, The Times “Thrilling.”—Jennifer Egan “Compelling and startling.”—The Economist

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    Occupational Outlook Handbook
  • Author : United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics
  • Publisher : N.a
  • Pages : 822
  • ISBN : MINN:319510028165522
  • Reader Reviews : 2
  • Genre : Occupations
  • Read and download full book Occupational Outlook Handbook

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    Northwood
  • Author : Brian Falkner
  • Publisher : Capstone
  • Pages : 281
  • ISBN : 9781623705947
  • Reader Reviews : 4
  • Genre : Juvenile Fiction
  • Cecilia Undergarment is a remarkable girl who can understand what animals are saying--but her plan to rescue a sad and neglected dog lands her in the dark, enchanted forest of Northwood, where the ferocious black lions roam and the mystery of Castle Storm awaits.

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    Battlesaurus: Rampage at Waterloo
  • Author : Brian Falkner
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780374300760
  • Reader Reviews : 1
  • Genre : Young Adult Fiction
  • What if the power to control the most terrifying animals in history fell into the hands of one of the most brilliant and ferocious military leaders of all time? Battlesaurus reimagines the 1815 Battle of Waterloo as something other than a crushing defeat for the French emperor Napoléon Bonaparte, when he unleashes a terrible secret weapon—giant carnivorous survivors from pre-history—on his unsuspecting British and Prussian adversaries. In this world, smaller “saurs” are an everyday danger in the forests of Europe, and the Americas are a forbidden zone roamed by the largest and most deadly animals ever to walk the earth. But in his quest for power, Napoléon has found a way to turn these giant dinosaurs into nineteenth-century weapons of mass destruction. Only Willem Verheyen, an outsider living in hiding in the tiny village of Gaillemarde, has the power to ruin the tyrant’s plans. And Napoléon will stop at nothing to find him. War is coming, and young Willem is no longer safe, for Gaillemarde is just a stone’s throw from the fields of Waterloo—fields which will soon run red with blood. Battlesaurus: Rampage at Waterloo by Brian Falkner is the first in a thrilling alternate historical fantasy duology, which concludes with the sequel, Battlesaurus: Clash of Empires. “Part historical fiction, part dinosaur fantasy mash-up, this book will appeal to history buffs and dinosaur fanatics alike. The battle scenes between Napoléon's army and the British are depicted in incredible detail, making readers feel as if they are right in the midst of the fight . . . The first of a promising duology that readers will find thrilling and positively addicting.” —School Library Journal “This alternative history asks, what if Napoléon won the battle at Waterloo . . . The novel quickly ramps up to suspense, immersing the reader in the swiftly moving plot. Characters are very well drawn, capturing the reader's sympathy. With an ending wide open for a sequel, complete with a plot-thickening cliff-hanger, one can only hope that Falkner is a swift writer.” —Booklist

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    Power Hitter
  • Author : Christine A. Forsyth
  • Publisher : James Lorimer & Company
  • Pages : 130
  • ISBN : 9781459405905
  • Reader Reviews :
  • Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Connor might need a pinch runner, pinch catcher, and pinch thrower, but can he ever hit a baseball out of the park! So when Connor ends up staying with his baseball-loving relatives in Winnipeg for the summer, he allows his cousin to talk him into trying out for the baseball team. Connor isn’t surprised when he doesn’t make it, but he is disappointed. It’s going to take some powerful coaching and more than a little help from his friends to get Connor on the team. [Fry reading level - 3.6]

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    Tomorrow Will be Different
  • Author : Sarah McBride
  • Publisher : Three Rivers Press
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN : 9781524761479
  • Reader Reviews : 6
  • Genre : Transgender people
  • Before speaking at a national political convention about her experiences as a transgender person, the author struggled with the decision to come out - not just to her family but to the students at her university, where she was serving as student body president. She'd known she was a girl from her earliest memories, but it wasn't until a Facebook post announcing her truth went viral that she realized the impact her story could have on the country. Four years later, the author was one of the nation's most prominent transgender activists, walking the halls of the White House, advocating inclusive legislation, and addressing the country in the midst of a heated presidential election. She had also found her first love and future husband, a trans man and fellow activist, who complemented her in every way ... until cancer tragically intervened. This book is the author's story of love and loss and an account of the LGBTQ community's battle for equal rights.--adapted from dust jacket.

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    Master of the Game
  • Author : Sidney Sheldon
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 496
  • ISBN : 1478948426
  • Reader Reviews : 12
  • Genre : Fiction
  • PREPARE TO BE DAZZLED BY THIS CLASSIC BESTSELLER FROM MASTER STORYTELLER SIDNEY SHELDON! WHO IS KATE BLACKWELL? She is the symbol of success, the beautiful woman who parlayed her inheritance into an international conglomerate. Winner of a unique position among the wealthy and world-renowned. And she's a survivor, indomitable as her father, the man who returned from the edge of death to wrench a fortune in diamonds from the bleak South African earth. Now, celebrating her ninetieth birthday, Kate surveys the family she has manipulated, dominated, and loved: the fair and the grotesque, the mad and the mild, the good and the evil -- her winnings in life. Is she the...MASTER OF THE GAME?