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Summary: The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. Nominated as one of America\'s bes

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  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0307433846
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 592
  • Language: English
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Description: The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.


Pdf ebook: Marcus Makes a Movie

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Summary: Stand-up comedian and Hollywood box-office hit Kevin Hart keeps the laughs coming in an illustrated middle-grade novel about a boy who has big dreams of ma

  • Author : Kevin Hart
  • Publisher: Crown Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 0593179161
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
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Description: Stand-up comedian and Hollywood box-office hit Kevin Hart keeps the laughs coming in an illustrated middle-grade novel about a boy who has big dreams of making a blockbuster superhero film. Perfect for readers of James Patterson's Middle School series and Lincoln Peirce's Big Nate series. Marcus is NOT happy to be stuck in after-school film class . . . until he realizes he can turn the story of the cartoon superhero he’s been drawing for years into an actual MOVIE! There’s just one problem: he has no idea what he’s doing. So he’ll need help, from his friends, his teachers, Sierra, the strong-willed classmate with creative dreams of her own, even Tyrell, the local bully who’d be a perfect movie villain if he weren’t too terrifying to talk to. Making this movie won’t be easy. But as Marcus discovers, nothing great ever is—and if you want your dream to come true, you’ve got to put in the hustle to make it happen. Comedy superstar Kevin Hart teams up with award-winning author Geoff Rodkey and lauded illustrator David Cooper for a hilarious, illustrated, and inspiring story about bringing your creative goals to life and never giving up, even when nothing’s going your way.


Pdf ebook: Womanhood and Girlhood in Twenty-First Century Middle Class Kenya

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Summary: This examination of Kenya’s middle class demonstrates how contemporary social performances of femaleness are disrupting and complicating conceptions of g

  • Author : Besi Brillian Muhonja
  • Publisher: Lexington Books
  • ISBN: 1498534341
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 130
  • Language: English
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Description: This examination of Kenya’s middle class demonstrates how contemporary social performances of femaleness are disrupting and complicating conceptions of gender and gendered identities and institutions. This book will alter scholarship of female gender identity in Kenya, forcing the creation of new, responsive action for African girls and women.


Pdf ebook: I Am the Messenger

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Summary: DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF AND AN UNFORGETTABLE AND SWEEPING FAMILY SAGA. From the author of the extrao

  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • ISBN: 030743348X
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 368
  • Language: English
  • Views: 521
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Description: DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF AND AN UNFORGETTABLE AND SWEEPING FAMILY SAGA. From the author of the extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller The Book Thief, I Am the Messenger is an acclaimed novel filled with laughter, fists, and love. A MICHAEL L. PRINTZ HONOR BOOK FIVE STARRED REVIEWS Ed Kennedy is an underage cabdriver without much of a future. He's pathetic at playing cards, hopelessly in love with his best friend, Audrey, and utterly devoted to his coffee-drinking dog, the Doorman. His life is one of peaceful routine and incompetence until he inadvertently stops a bank robbery. That's when the first ace arrives in the mail. That's when Ed becomes the messenger. Chosen to care, he makes his way through town helping and hurting (when necessary) until only one question remains: Who's behind Ed's mission?


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Summary: How we dress our bodies—through clothing, footwear, headgear, jewelry, haircuts, and more—is key to the expression of status and identity. This idea is

  • Author : Nicholas Carter,Stephen Houston,Franco Rossi
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • ISBN: 1477320725
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 264
  • Language: English
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Description: How we dress our bodies—through clothing, footwear, headgear, jewelry, haircuts, and more—is key to the expression of status and identity. This idea is as true today as it was for ancient Maya civilization, yet few studies have centered on what ancient Maya peoples wore and why. In The Adorned Body, Nicholas Carter, Stephen Houston, and Franco Rossi bring together contributions from a wide range of scholars, leading to the first in-depth study of Maya dress in Precolumbian times. Incorporating artistic, hieroglyphic, and archaeological sources, this book explores the clothing and ornaments of ancient Maya peoples, systematically examining who wore what, deducing the varied purposes and meanings of dress items and larger ensembles, and determining the methods and materials with which such items were created. Each essay investigates a category of dress—including headgear, pendants and necklaces, body painting, footwear, and facial ornaments—and considers the variations within each of these categories, as well as popular styles and trends through time. The final chapters reveal broader views and comparisons about costume ensembles and their social roles. Shedding new light on the art and archaeology of the ancient Americas, The Adorned Body offers a thorough map of Maya dress that will be of interest to scholars and fashion enthusiasts alike.


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Summary: Oliver, a teenage hacker living in Germany, meets Donna online. She's an American girl living in New York. After chatting and talking on the phone for mont

  • Author : Oliver Markus Malloy
  • Publisher: Bookmaester
  • ISBN: 1947258001
  • Genre: Humor
  • Number of Pages: 250
  • Language: English
  • Views: 368
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Description: Oliver, a teenage hacker living in Germany, meets Donna online. She's an American girl living in New York. After chatting and talking on the phone for months, he finally decides to surprise her with a visit. But he soon finds out that things are not what they appeared to be, and that this visit will change his life forever.


Pdf ebook: Getting The Girl

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Summary: In this sequel to the award-winning FIGHTING RUBEN WOLFE, Cameron explores the ecstasy, the danger, and the cost of love. Cameron Wolfe is a loser. He know

  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
  • ISBN: 0545623707
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: In this sequel to the award-winning FIGHTING RUBEN WOLFE, Cameron explores the ecstasy, the danger, and the cost of love. Cameron Wolfe is a loser. He knows it. He's the quiet one, not a soccer star like his brother Steve or a charming fighter with a new girl every week like his brother Rube. Cam would give anything to be near one of those girls, to love her and treat her right. He especially likes Rube's latest, Octavia, with her brilliant ideas and bright green eyes. But what woman like that would want a loser like him? Maybe Octavia would, Cam discovers. Maybe he'd even have something to say. And those maybes change everything: winning, loving, losing, the Wolfe brothers, and Cameron himself.


Pdf ebook: Diversity Gains

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  • Author : Sarah Böllinger,Carsten Mildner,Ulf Vierke
  • Publisher: Nomos Verlag
  • ISBN: 3748909705
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 234
  • Language: English
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Description: DiversityGains – Vielfalt gewinnt – an Sichtbarkeit, Akzeptanz und Gestaltungskraft, aber auch an Widerspruch und Komplexität. Die Autorinnen diskutieren Erfahrungen und Analysen, Praktiken und Politiken aus europäischen und afrikanischen Gesellschaften in Essays, Aufsätzen und einem Gedicht. Die Themen reichen von sozialer Ausdifferenzierung der kenianischen Mittelschicht über inklusive Kunst und Kulturvermittlung zu Politik und Erfahrungen von Behinderung, Geschlecht, Hautfarbe und Sexualität sowie intersektionale Erfahrungen. Alle befassen sich damit, wie wir gesellschaftlicher Komplexität begegnen und wie DiversityGains für alle ein Gewinn werden können. Die Autor*innen und Herausgeber*innen sind Ethnolog*innen und Kunst- und Literaturwissenschaftler*innen, Lehrer*innen und Soziolog*innen, Journalist*innen und Aktivist*innen aus Europa, Afrika und den USA. Mit Beiträgen von Sarah Böllinger, Katharina Fink, Ann Fox, Thomas Hughes, Ras-I Mackinzeph; Carsten Mildner, Kevin Mwachiro, Dieter Neubert, Emmanuel Sackey, Florian Stoll, Ulf Vierke, Monika Windisch


Pdf ebook: When You Reach Me

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Summary: "Like A Wrinkle in Time (Miranda's favorite book), When You Reach Me far surpasses the usual whodunit or sci-fi adventure to become an incandescent explora

  • Author : Rebecca Stead
  • Publisher: Wendy Lamb Books
  • ISBN: 0375892699
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 208
  • Language: English
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Description: "Like A Wrinkle in Time (Miranda's favorite book), When You Reach Me far surpasses the usual whodunit or sci-fi adventure to become an incandescent exploration of 'life, death, and the beauty of it all.'" —The Washington Post This Newbery Medal winner that has been called "smart and mesmerizing," (The New York Times) and "superb" (The Wall Street Journal) will appeal to readers of all types, especially those who are looking for a thought-provoking mystery with a mind-blowing twist. Shortly after a fall-out with her best friend, sixth grader Miranda starts receiving mysterious notes, and she doesn’t know what to do. The notes tell her that she must write a letter—a true story, and that she can’t share her mission with anyone. It would be easy to ignore the strange messages, except that whoever is leaving them has an uncanny ability to predict the future. If that is the case, then Miranda has a big problem—because the notes tell her that someone is going to die, and she might be too late to stop it. Winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award for Fiction A New York Times Bestseller and Notable Book Five Starred Reviews A Junior Library Guild Selection "Absorbing." —People "Readers ... are likely to find themselves chewing over the details of this superb and intricate tale long afterward." —The Wall Street Journal "Lovely and almost impossibly clever." —The Philadelphia Inquirer "It's easy to imagine readers studying Miranda's story as many times as she's read L'Engle's, and spending hours pondering the provocative questions it raises." —Publishers Weekly, Starred review


Pdf ebook: Roles, Rights, and Responsibilities in UK Education

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Summary: Top scholars systematically explore roles, rights, and responsibilities of major participants in UK education: the government, the educators, the learners,

  • Author : H. McQueen
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1137390247
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 195
  • Language: English
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Description: Top scholars systematically explore roles, rights, and responsibilities of major participants in UK education: the government, the educators, the learners, and the parents. They investigate the inequalities produced by their current arrangement and look into how changing these arrangements might lead to different outcomes for all involved.


Pdf ebook: Hitchcock and the Spy Film

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Summary: Film historian James Chapman has mined Hitchcock's own papers to investigate fully for the first time the spy thrillers of the world's most famous filmmake

  • Author : James Chapman
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
  • ISBN: 1786733072
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 360
  • Language: English
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Description: Film historian James Chapman has mined Hitchcock's own papers to investigate fully for the first time the spy thrillers of the world's most famous filmmaker. Hitchcock made his name as director of the spy movie. He returned repeatedly to the genre from the British classics of the 1930s, including The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes, through wartime Hollywood films Foreign Correspondent and Saboteur to the Cold War tracts North by Northwest, Torn Curtain and his unmade film The Short Night. Chapman's close reading of these films demonstrates the development of Hitchcock's own style as well as how the spy genre as a whole responded to changing political and cultural contexts from the threat of Nazism in the 1930s and 40s to the atom spies and double agents of the post-war world.


Pdf ebook: Five Feet Apart

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Summary: Now a major motion picture starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson! Goodreads Choice Winner, Best Young Adult Fiction of 2019 In this #1 New York Tim

  • Author : Rachael Lippincott
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1534437355
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: Now a major motion picture starring Cole Sprouse and Haley Lu Richardson! Goodreads Choice Winner, Best Young Adult Fiction of 2019 In this #1 New York Times bestselling novel that’s perfect for fans of John Green’s The Fault in Our Stars, two teens fall in love with just one minor complication—they can’t get within a few feet of each other without risking their lives. Can you love someone you can never touch? Stella Grant likes to be in control—even though her totally out of control lungs have sent her in and out of the hospital most of her life. At this point, what Stella needs to control most is keeping herself away from anyone or anything that might pass along an infection and jeopardize the possibility of a lung transplant. Six feet apart. No exceptions. The only thing Will Newman wants to be in control of is getting out of this hospital. He couldn’t care less about his treatments, or a fancy new clinical drug trial. Soon, he’ll turn eighteen and then he’ll be able to unplug all these machines and actually go see the world, not just its hospitals. Will’s exactly what Stella needs to stay away from. If he so much as breathes on Stella she could lose her spot on the transplant list. Either one of them could die. The only way to stay alive is to stay apart. But suddenly six feet doesn’t feel like safety. It feels like punishment. What if they could steal back just a little bit of the space their broken lungs have stolen from them? Would five feet apart really be so dangerous if it stops their hearts from breaking too?


Pdf ebook: Why Men And Women Can't Be Friends: The Ugly Truth About Men

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Summary: With candid honesty Oliver Markus Malloy comes to us from the future to once and for all mansplain the age-old question: "Can men and women ever really be

  • Author : Oliver Markus Malloy
  • Publisher: Bookmaester
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  • Genre: Humor
  • Number of Pages: 80
  • Language: English
  • Views: 675
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Description: With candid honesty Oliver Markus Malloy comes to us from the future to once and for all mansplain the age-old question: "Can men and women ever really be just friends?" Women think so. But every man knows that it's impossible. Read this book and find out what really goes on in a man's mind. You will never look at opposite-sex friendships the same way again. TRIGGER WARNING FOR MILLENNIALS: This is a book about misogyny. Not in favor of misogyny but against misogyny. This book has received over a thousand 4 and 5 star reviews on Goodreads, Google Play Books, Amazon, Amazon India, Amazon Canada, etc. Here are just a few of them: "It reads well. It simply describes a basic biologic truth. All living creatures are driven by the basic drive to reproduce themselves. I have sent this very neat simple story to family and friends." ★★★★★ Thaddeus Kostrubala, MD. Psychiatrist "The book very well explains the sexual behaviour of a man. All women should read it, to understand the man in their life." ★★★★★ Google Play Book Review "Ladies, it's all true. It's all about sex. Homo sapien males are not as evolved as you might think. Sorry about that. I don't want to shatter any romantic beliefs you might have but we are what we are. An honest read for women who most likely won't like what they read." ★★★★ Goodreads Review "He makes some excellent points. But it may also contain some information you'd rather deny or not know at all." ★★★★★ Goodreads Review "True facts that many of us don't want to hear." ★★★★★ Amazon Review "An inconvenient truth. Don't listen to the handful of negative reviews from teenage millennial females. They have zero life experience and their clueless outrage is ill informed. This book speaks the truth about men, and anyone with some life experience will surely agree that this book hits the nail on the head." ★★★★★ Amazon Review "Tells it like it is. Backs up what I've thought for years... As well as what I've told my daughter about young men that she is friends with. Great book for young marrieds." ★★★★ Amazon Review "This pretty much makes all of my mother's advice quite valid, about men. Who really knew?" ★★★★★ Amazon Review "I've been around a while, being a 60 year old grandmother. The book was very blunt, very interesting, honest and a little comical. I have to say I agree that men think and feel that way. I don't have a problem with it. It is what it is. They just have to control it, be civilized. This would be an eye opening read for an inexperienced naive young lady..." ★★★★★ Goodreads Review "Very blunt and funny. Some of the statements left me speechless because I can't believe I never knew these things before." ★★★★★ Amazon Review "This was quite shocking for me to read at first. But I continued reading and in the end I did learn something new. Thus, this was a good read even though I did not like the beginning of it. Girls, if you happen to want to understand men better, you should try reading this book." ★★★★ Google Play Book Review "A fun read that's also educational. This book really opened my eyes. Now it all makes sense. Every student should read this in college." ★★★★★ Amazon Review "Changed the way I used to think about men! It would definitely stop me from wasting my time in reading romantic novels or fantasizing the like. Really opened my eyes wide!" ★★★★★ Google Play Book Review "This has changed the way I think about men and I will never misinterpret their actions again." ★★★★★ Amazon UK Review "Thank you. It changed my life." ★★★★★ Google Play Book Review


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Summary: A wise, hilarious novel from the beloved, award-winning author of Funny Girl, High Fidelity and A Long Way Down. Will Freeman may have discovered the key t

  • Author : Nick Hornby
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101147369
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
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Description: A wise, hilarious novel from the beloved, award-winning author of Funny Girl, High Fidelity and A Long Way Down. Will Freeman may have discovered the key to dating success: If the simple fact that they were single mothers meant that gorgeous women – women who would not ordinarily look twice a Will – might not only be willing, but enthusiastic about dating him, then he was really onto something. Single mothers – bright, attractive, available women – thousands of them, were all over London. He just had to find them. SPAT: Single Parents – Alone Together. It was a brilliant plan. And Will wasn’t going to let the fact that he didn’t have a child himself hold him back. A fictional two-year-old named Ned wouldn’t be the first thing he’d invented. And it seems to go quite well at first, until he meets an actual twelve-year-old named Marcus, who is more than Will bargained for…


Pdf ebook: Meditations

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Summary: Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoi

  • Author : Marcus Aurelius
  • Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
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  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: Meditations is a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor from 161 to 180 AD, recording his private notes to himself and ideas on Stoic philosophy


Pdf ebook: Handbook of Self and Identity, Second Edition

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Summary: Widely regarded as the authoritative reference in the field, this volume comprehensively reviews theory and research on the self. Leading investigators add

  • Author : Mark R. Leary,June Price Tangney
  • Publisher: Guilford Press
  • ISBN: 1462503128
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 754
  • Language: English
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Description: Widely regarded as the authoritative reference in the field, this volume comprehensively reviews theory and research on the self. Leading investigators address this essential construct at multiple levels of analysis, from neural pathways to complex social and cultural dynamics. Coverage includes how individuals gain self-awareness, agency, and a sense of identity; self-related motivation and emotion; the role of the self in interpersonal behavior; and self-development across evolutionary time and the lifespan. Connections between self-processes and psychological problems are also addressed. New to This Edition *Incorporates significant theoretical and empirical advances. *Nine entirely new chapters. *Coverage of the social and cognitive neuroscience of self-processes; self-regulation and health; self and emotion; and hypoegoic states, such as mindfulness.


Pdf ebook: The Book Thief: Enhanced Movie Tie-in Edition

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Summary: The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestselling story about the ability of books to feed the soul is now a major motion picture. This enhanced ebook editio

  • Author : Markus Zusak
  • Publisher: RH Childrens Books
  • ISBN: 0385391358
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 576
  • Language: English
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Description: The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestselling story about the ability of books to feed the soul is now a major motion picture. This enhanced ebook edition is perfect for new fans and collectors alike. It includes: · An exclusive video welcome to the enhanced edition from Markus Zusak. · The official movie trailer for The Book Thief. · Videos featurettes introducing Sophie Nélisse (Leisel Meminger) and Geoffrey Rush (Hans Hubermann) and their roles in the film. · Clips from the film embedded in the original text. · A video interview with Markus Zusak. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl who scratches out a meager existence by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist: books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids, as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.


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Summary: Olivia Dade bursts onto the scene in this delightfully fun romantic comedy set in the world of fanfiction, in which a devoted fan goes on an unexpected dat

  • Author : Olivia Dade
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0063005557
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 416
  • Language: English
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Description: Olivia Dade bursts onto the scene in this delightfully fun romantic comedy set in the world of fanfiction, in which a devoted fan goes on an unexpected date with her celebrity crush, who’s secretly posting fanfiction of his own. Marcus Caster-Rupp has a secret. The world may know him as Aeneas, star of the biggest show on television, but fanfiction readers call him something else: Book!AeneasWouldNever. Marcus gets out his frustrations with the show through anonymous stories about the internet’s favorite couple, Aeneas and Lavinia. But if anyone discovered his online persona, he’d be finished in Hollywood. April Whittier has secrets of her own. A hardcore Lavinia fan, she’s long hidden her fanfic and cosplay hobbies from her “real life”—but not anymore. When she dares to post her latest costume creation on Twitter, her plus-size take goes viral. And when Marcus asks her out to spite her internet critics, truth officially becomes stranger than fanfiction. On their date, Marcus quickly realizes he wants more from April than a one-time publicity stunt. But when he discovers she’s Unapologetic Lavinia Stan, his closest fandom friend, he has one more huge secret to keep from her. With love and Marcus’s career on the line, can the two of them stop hiding once and for all, or will a match made in fandom end up prematurely cancelled?


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Summary: This book takes a look at fully automated, autonomous vehicles and discusses many open questions: How can autonomous vehicles be integrated into the curren

  • Author : Markus Maurer,J. Christian Gerdes,Barbara Lenz,Hermann Winner
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 3662488477
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Number of Pages: 706
  • Language: English
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Description: This book takes a look at fully automated, autonomous vehicles and discusses many open questions: How can autonomous vehicles be integrated into the current transportation system with diverse users and human drivers? Where do automated vehicles fall under current legal frameworks? What risks are associated with automation and how will society respond to these risks? How will the marketplace react to automated vehicles and what changes may be necessary for companies? Experts from Germany and the United States define key societal, engineering, and mobility issues related to the automation of vehicles. They discuss the decisions programmers of automated vehicles must make to enable vehicles to perceive their environment, interact with other road users, and choose actions that may have ethical consequences. The authors further identify expectations and concerns that will form the basis for individual and societal acceptance of autonomous driving. While the safety benefits of such vehicles are tremendous, the authors demonstrate that these benefits will only be achieved if vehicles have an appropriate safety concept at the heart of their design. Realizing the potential of automated vehicles to reorganize traffic and transform mobility of people and goods requires similar care in the design of vehicles and networks. By covering all of these topics, the book aims to provide a current, comprehensive, and scientifically sound treatment of the emerging field of “autonomous driving".


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Summary: A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 A Bloomberg Best Non-Fiction Book of 2020 A Behavioral Scientist Notable Book of 2020 A Human Behavior & Evolution So

  • Author : Joseph Henrich
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • ISBN: 0374710457
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Number of Pages: 704
  • Language: English
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Description: A New York Times Notable Book of 2020 A Bloomberg Best Non-Fiction Book of 2020 A Behavioral Scientist Notable Book of 2020 A Human Behavior & Evolution Society Must-Read Popular Evolution Book of 2020 A bold, epic account of how the co-evolution of psychology and culture created the peculiar Western mind that has profoundly shaped the modern world. Perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich, and Democratic. If so, you’re rather psychologically peculiar. Unlike much of the world today, and most people who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, self-obsessed, control-oriented, nonconformist, and analytical. They focus on themselves—their attributes, accomplishments, and aspirations—over their relationships and social roles. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically distinct? What role did these psychological differences play in the industrial revolution and the global expansion of Europe during the last few centuries? In The WEIRDest People in the World, Joseph Henrich draws on cutting-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics, and evolutionary biology to explore these questions and more. He illuminates the origins and evolution of family structures, marriage, and religion, and the profound impact these cultural transformations had on human psychology. Mapping these shifts through ancient history and late antiquity, Henrich reveals that the most fundamental institutions of kinship and marriage changed dramatically under pressure from the Roman Catholic Church. It was these changes that gave rise to the WEIRD psychology that would coevolve with impersonal markets, occupational specialization, and free competition—laying the foundation for the modern world. Provocative and engaging in both its broad scope and its surprising details, The WEIRDest People in the World explores how culture, institutions, and psychology shape one another, and explains what this means for both our most personal sense of who we are as individuals and also the large-scale social, political, and economic forces that drive human history. Includes black-and-white illustrations.