Soonish

Author: Zach Weinersmith
Publisher: Penguin Press HC
ISBN: 0399563822
Size: 14.49 MB
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From a top scientist and the creator of the hugely popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, a hilariously illustrated investigation into future technologies -- from how to fling a ship into deep space on the cheap to 3D organ printing What will the world of tomorrow be like? How does progress happen? And why do we not have a lunar colony already? What is the hold-up? In this smart and funny book, celebrated cartoonist Zach Weinersmith and noted researcher Dr. Kelly Weinersmith give us a snapshot of what's coming next -- from robot swarms to nuclear fusion powered-toasters. By weaving their own research, interviews with the scientists who are making these advances happen, and Zach's trademark comics, the Weinersmiths investigate why these technologies are needed, how they would work, and what is standing in their way. New technologies are almost never the work of isolated geniuses with a neat idea. A given future technology may need any number of intermediate technologies to develop first, and many of these critical advances may appear to be irrelevant when they are first discovered. The journey to progress is full of strange detours and blind alleys that tell us so much about the human mind and the march of civilization. To this end, SOONISH investigates ten different emerging fields, from programmable matter to augmented reality, from space elevators to robotic construction, to show us the amazing world we will have, you know, soonish.

If Our Love Were A Book This Is How It Would Look

Author: Lisa Swerling
Publisher: Summersdale Pub Limited
ISBN: 1849533377
Size: 13.50 MB
Format: PDF
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Full of imaginative line drawings and heartwarming ballads, this is the perfect gift for any romantic If I were a dream And I were yours to keep, I'd make your dreams come true by day, Not only in your sleep. This collection of heartfelt poems and adorable illustrations captures some of the sweetest, most whimsical, romantic gestures that could ever be imagined—the perfect way to show a loved one just how much they are cared for.

Victory

Author: Stephen Coonts
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312874626
Size: 18.34 MB
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A collection of original World War II stories includes contributions by such authors as Ralph Peters, David Hagberg, and Harold Robbins.

The Shack Study Guide

Author: Wm. Paul Young
Publisher: Windblown Media
ISBN: 1455597910
Size: 14.95 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The study guide companion to the #1 New York Times bestseller and upcoming major motion picture The Shack is a helpful resource to those who seek healing and recovery from life's most painful experiences.Trauma and loss are unfortunately universal, and finding answers to the question of pain and suffering challenges everyone. THE SHACK STUDY GUIDE includes excerpts from The Shack with questions for reflection and instructions to lead readers through a healing process. The goal, like the theme of The Shack, is to usher readers into the loving presence of the triune God, where together with Him, they will confront their deepest pain and experience a real, lasting healing.

Down Among The Sticks And Bones

Author: Seanan McGuire
Publisher: Tor.com
ISBN: 9780765392046
Size: 20.44 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Seanan McGuire returns to her popular Wayward Children series with Down Among the Sticks and Bones—a truly standalone story suitable for adult and young adult readers of urban fantasy, and the follow-up to the Alex, Nebula, and Locus Award-winning, Hugo finalist, Tiptree Honor List book Every Heart a Doorway Twin sisters Jack and Jill were seventeen when they found their way home and were packed off to Eleanor West’s Home for Wayward Children. This is the story of what happened first... Jacqueline was her mother’s perfect daughter—polite and quiet, always dressed as a princess. If her mother was sometimes a little strict, it’s because crafting the perfect daughter takes discipline. Jillian was her father’s perfect daughter—adventurous, thrill-seeking, and a bit of a tom-boy. He really would have preferred a son, but you work with what you've got. They were five when they learned that grown-ups can’t be trusted. They were twelve when they walked down the impossible staircase and discovered that the pretense of love can never be enough to prepare you a life filled with magic in a land filled with mad scientists and death and choices. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Exile On Front Street

Author: George Christie
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781250095695
Size: 11.17 MB
Format: PDF
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After forty years in the Hells Angels, George Christie was ready to retire. As president of the high-profile Ventura charter of the club, he had been the yin to Sonny Barger’s yang. Barger was the reckless figurehead and de facto world leader of the Hells Angels. Christie was the negotiator, the spokesman, the thinker, the guy who smoothed things out. He was the one who carried the Olympic torch and counted movie stars, artists, rock musicians, and police chief captains among his friends. But leaving the Hells Angels isn’t easy, and within two weeks of retirement, he was told he was “out bad”---blackballed by his fellow Angels, prohibited from wearing the club patch, and even told he should remove his Death Head tattoo. Now Christie sets out to tell his story. Exile on Front Street is the tale of how a former Marine gave up a comfortable job with the Department of Defense and swore allegiance to the Hells Angels. In this revealing, hard-hitting memoir, he recounts his life as an outlaw biker with the world’s most infamous motorcycle club.

What If

Author: Randall Munroe
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544272996
Size: 19.15 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing.