An Obvious Fact

An Obvious Fact
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Author: Craig Johnson
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780698157521
Release: 2016-09-13
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the 12th novel in the New York Times bestselling Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix original series Longmire, Walt, Henry, and Vic discover much more than they bargained for when they are called in to investigate a hit-and-run accident involving a young motorcyclist near Devils Tower Craig Johnson's new novel, The Western Star, is now available. In the midst of the largest motorcycle rally in the world, a young biker is run off the road and ends up in critical condition. When Sheriff Walt Longmire and his good friend Henry Standing Bear are called to Hulett, Wyoming—the nearest town to America's first national monument, Devils Tower—to investigate, things start getting complicated. As competing biker gangs; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms; a military-grade vehicle donated to the tiny local police force by a wealthy entrepreneur; and Lola, the real-life femme fatale and namesake for Henry's '59 Thunderbird (and, by extension, Walt's granddaughter) come into play, it rapidly becomes clear that there is more to get to the bottom of at this year's Sturgis Motorcycle Rally than a bike accident. After all, in the words of Arthur Conan Doyle, whose Adventures of Sherlock Holmes the Bear won't stop quoting, "There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact."

Professional Interdependence an Obvious Fact

Professional Interdependence an Obvious Fact
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Author: William L. C. Wheaton
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:78429099
Release: 1965
Editor: Unknown

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The Asperkid s Secret Book of Social Rules

The Asperkid s  Secret  Book of Social Rules
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Author: Jennifer Cook O'Toole
Pages: 280
ISBN: 9780857006851
Release: 2012-09-15
Editor: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Being a teen or tween isn't easy for anyone but it can be especially tough for Asperkids. Jennifer O'Toole knows; she was one! This book is a top secret guide to all of the hidden social rules in life that often seem strange and confusing to young people with Asperger syndrome. The Asperkid's (Secret) Book of Social Rules offers witty and wise insights into baffling social codes such as making and keeping friends, blending in versus standing out from the crowd, and common conversation pitfalls. Chock full of illustrations, logical explanations, and comic strip practice sessions, this is the handbook that every adult Aspie wishes they'd had growing up. Ideal for all 10-17 year olds with Asperger syndrome, this book provides inside information on over thirty social rules in bite-sized chunks that older children will enjoy, understand, and most importantly use daily to navigate the mysterious world around them.

Everything Is Obvious

Everything Is Obvious
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Author: Duncan J. Watts
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780385531696
Release: 2011-03-29
Editor: Currency

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

By understanding how and when common sense fails, we can improve our understanding of the present and better plan for the future. Drawing on the latest scientific research, along with a wealth of historical and contemporary examples, Watts shows how common sense reasoning and history conspire to mislead us into believing that we understand more about the world of human behavior than we do; and in turn, why attempts to predict, manage, or manipulate social and economic systems so often go awry. It seems obvious, for example, that people respond to incentives; yet policy makers and managers alike frequently fail to anticipate how people will respond to the incentives they create. Social trends often seem to be driven by certain influential people; yet marketers have been unable to identify these “influencers” in advance. And although successful products or companies always seem in retrospect to have succeeded because of their unique qualities, predicting the qualities of the next hit product or hot company is notoriously difficult even for experienced professionals. Watts' argument has important implications in politics, business, and marketing, as well as in science and everyday life.

Depth of Winter

Depth of Winter
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Author: Craig Johnson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780525522485
Release: 2018-09-04
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

“It’s the scenery—and the big guy standing in front of the scenery—that keeps us coming back to Craig Johnson’s lean and leathery mysteries.” —The New York Times Book Review Walt journeys into the northern Mexican desert alone to save his daughter Cady, who has been kidnapped by the cartel Welcome to Walt Longmire's worst nightmare. Winter is creeping closer, but for Sheriff Longmire this one is looking to be harsh in a way to which he is wholly unaccustomed. He has found himself in the remotest parts of the northern Mexican desert, a lawless place where no horse or car can travel, where no one speaks his language or trusts an outsider, far from his friends and his home turf back in Wyoming. But desperate times call for desperate measures. Tomas Bidarte, the head of one of the most vicious drug cartels in Mexico, has kidnapped Walt's beloved daughter, Cady. The American government is of limited help and the Mexican one even less so. Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a father's intuition, Walt must head into the 110-degree heat of the desert, one man against an army.

The Highwayman

The Highwayman
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Author: Craig Johnson
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9780735220911
Release: 2016-05-17
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear embark on their latest adventure in this novella set in the world of Craig Johnson’s New York Times bestselling Longmire series—the basis for the hit drama Longmire, now on Netflix Craig Johnson's new novel, The Western Star, will be available from Viking in Fall 2017. When Wyoming highway patrolman Rosey Wayman is transferred to the beautiful and imposing landscape of the Wind River Canyon, an area the troopers refer to as no-man's-land because of the lack of radio communication, she starts receiving “officer needs assistance” calls. The problem? They're coming from Bobby Womack, a legendary Arapaho patrolman who met a fiery death in the canyon almost a half-century ago. With an investigation that spans this world and the next, Sheriff Walt Longmire and Henry Standing Bear take on a case that pits them against a legend: The Highwayman.

Hey Men What Do You Understand Her

Hey Men  What Do You Understand Her
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Author: Dr Timothy Zahar
Pages: 262
ISBN: 9798624715820
Release: 2020-03-12
Editor: Independently Published

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Curiosity about the other half is something all boys have. When growing up, boys are curious about gender. Later, boys are curious about the personality of the other half too.Over the past 17 years, I've interviewed hundreds of men. And I also went through many different emotional relationships. At one point, I said, "Oh, girls are the same." But right after that, I had to admit: "I was wrong".And you, the "real men", what do you know about her?Today, I decided to share the results of these 17 years of hard research. In order for each of us to be aware of what we need to do to maintain love and understanding with her. You will be surprised with the results of my research. And you will have to reflect on your words - attitudes - behaviors with her (your girlfriend, your wife, your mother, your sister).What will you get by reading this book?1.You know exactly how much you UNDERSTAND her.2.Recognize WHAT YOU'VE DONE good/bad for her. Remember: When a girl comes to you, she loves and cares about you.3.It's time to bring love to the woman who sacrificed so much when choosing to love you.It took me nearly 17 years, wandering from place to place, meeting one person to another, loving girl to girl, to try to understand women. But in the end, fortunately, I realized I was going the wrong way. The journey to find out the "other half" of my life, is the journey of getting inside myself. Not wandering in search outside.And now you can save 17 years of your life. And there are 17 more years to love the woman you have chosen.Congratulation!Dr. Timothy Zahar

Wilful Blindness

Wilful Blindness
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Author: Margaret Heffernan
Pages: 400
ISBN: 9781847377715
Release: 2011-02-03
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Fully revised and updated since its first publication in 2011 to encompass further appalling instances of wilful blindness: Grenfell Tower, Carillion, Harvey Weinstein, Windrush and many more ‘Entertaining and compellingly argued’ Sunday Times ‘A tour de force of brilliant insights’ Philip Zimbardo ‘A polemic against the dangers of docility and "groupthink" in every walk of life' Books of the Year, Financial Times ‘Writing in clear, flowing prose, Heffernan draws on psychological and neurological studies and interviews with executives, whistleblowers and white-collar criminals' New York Times 'An engaging read, packed with cautionary tales ... Heffernan shows why we close our eyes to facts that threaten our families, our livelihood, and our self-image – and, even better, she points the way out of the darkness' Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind? Why, after every major accident and blunder, do we look back and ask, how could we have been so blind? Why do some people see what others don't? And how can we change? Drawing on studies by psychologists and neuroscientists, and from interviews with business leaders, whistle blowers and white collar criminals, distinguished businesswoman and writer Margaret Heffernan examines the phenomenon of wilful blindness, exploring the reasons that individuals and groups are blind to impending personal tragedies, corporate collapses, engineering failures – even crimes against humanity. We turn a blind eye in order to feel safe, to avoid conflict, to reduce anxiety and to protect prestige. It makes us feel good at first, with consequences we don’t see. But greater understanding leads to solutions, and Heffernan shows how – by challenging our biases, encouraging debate, discouraging conformity, and not backing away from difficult or complicated problems – we can be more mindful of what's going on around us and be proactive instead of reactive.

Hey Men What Do You KNOW about Her

Hey Men  What Do You KNOW about Her
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Author: Timothy Zahar
Pages: 260
ISBN: 9798625467872
Release: 2020-03-14
Editor: Independently Published

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Curiosity about the other half is something all boys have. When growing up, boys are curious about gender. Later, boys are curious about the personality of the other half too.Over the past 17 years, I've interviewed hundreds of men. And I also went through many different emotional relationships. At one point, I said, "Oh, girls are the same." But right after that, I had to admit: "I was wrong".And you, the "real men", what do you know about her?Today, I decided to share the results of these 17 years of hard research. In order for each of us to be aware of what we need to do to maintain love and understanding with her. You will be surprised with the results of my research. And you will have to reflect on your words - attitudes - behaviors with her (your girlfriend, your wife, your mother, your sister).What will you get by reading this book?1.You know exactly how much you UNDERSTAND her.2.Recognize WHAT YOU'VE DONE good/bad for her. Remember: When a girl comes to you, she loves and cares about you.3.It's time to bring love to the woman who sacrificed so much when choosing to love you.It took me nearly 17 years, wandering from place to place, meeting one person to another, loving girl to girl, to try to understand women. But in the end, fortunately, I realized I was going the wrong way. The journey to find out the "other half" of my life, is the journey of getting inside myself. Not wandering in search outside.And now you can save 17 years of your life. And there are 17 more years to love the woman you have chosen.Congratulation!Dr. Timothy Zahar

Educating Everybody s Children

Educating Everybody s Children
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Author: Robert W. Cole W. Cole
Pages: 295
ISBN: 9781416612490
Release: 2008-06-15
Editor: ASCD

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards‐based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.

The Western Star

The Western Star
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Author: Craig Johnson
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780698157545
Release: 2017-09-05
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The thirteenth novel in Craig Johnson's beloved New York Times bestselling Longmire series, the basis for the hit Netflix series Longmire Sheriff Walt Longmire is enjoying a celebratory beer after a weapons certification at the Wyoming Law Enforcement Academy when a younger sheriff confronts him with a photograph of twenty-five armed men standing in front of a Challenger steam locomotive. It takes him back to when, fresh from the battlefields of Vietnam, then-deputy Walt accompanied his mentor Lucian to the annual Wyoming Sheriff's Association junket held on the excursion train known as the Western Star, which ran the length of Wyoming from Cheyenne to Evanston and back. Armed with his trusty Colt .45 and a paperback of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express, the young Walt was ill-prepared for the machinations of twenty-four veteran sheriffs, let alone the cavalcade of curious characters that accompanied them. The photograph—along with an upcoming parole hearing for one of the most dangerous men Walt has encountered in a lifetime of law enforcement—hurtles the sheriff into a head-on collision of past and present, placing him and everyone he cares about squarely on the tracks of runaway revenge.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time
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Author: Mark Haddon
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781400079070
Release: 2004-05-18
Editor: Vintage

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A bestselling modern classic—both poignant and funny—about a boy with autism who sets out to solve the murder of a neighbor's dog and discovers unexpected truths about himself and the world. Nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow. This improbable story of Christopher's quest to investigate the suspicious death of a neighborhood dog makes for one of the most captivating, unusual, and widely heralded novels in recent years.

Factfulness

Factfulness
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Author: Hans Rosling,Anna Rosling Rönnlund,Ola Rosling
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781250123817
Release: 2018-04-03
Editor: Flatiron Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates "Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. --- “This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance...Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies
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Author: William Golding
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780571290581
Release: 2012-09-20
Editor: Faber & Faber

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A plane crashes on a desert island and the only survivors, a group of schoolboys, assemble on the beach and wait to be rescued. By day they inhabit a land of bright fantastic birds and dark blue seas, but at night their dreams are haunted by the image of a terrifying beast. As the boys' delicate sense of order fades, so their childish dreams are transformed into something more primitive, and their behaviour starts to take on a murderous, savage significance. First published in 1954, Lord of the Flies is one of the most celebrated and widely read of modern classics. Now fully revised and updated, this educational edition includes chapter summaries, comprehension questions, discussion points, classroom activities, a biographical profile of Golding, historical context relevant to the novel and an essay on Lord of the Flies by William Golding entitled 'Fable'. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and 4 students, it also includes a section on literary theory for advanced or A-level students. The educational edition encourages original and independent thinking while guiding the student through the text - ideal for use in the classroom and at home.

When Breath Becomes Air

When Breath Becomes Air
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Author: Paul Kalanithi
Pages: 228
ISBN: 9780812988406
Release: 2016
Editor: Ten Speed Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A cloth bag containing eight copies of the title.

The Mystery of Life s Origin

The Mystery of Life s Origin
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Author: Charles B. Thaxton,Walter L. Bradley,Roger L. Olsen
Pages: 486
ISBN: 1936599740
Release: 2020-01-27
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The origin of life from non-life remains one of the most enduring mysteries of modern science. This book investigates how close scientists are to solving that mystery and explores what we are learning about the origin of life from current research in chemistry, physics, astrobiology, biochemistry, and more.

The Splendid and the Vile

The Splendid and the Vile
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Author: Erik Larson
Pages: 608
ISBN: 9780385348713
Release: 2020
Editor: Crown Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Bleak Expectations -- The Rising Threat -- A Certain Eventuality -- Dread -- Blood and Dust -- The Americans -- Love Amid the Flames -- One Year to the Day -- Epilogue.

Public Opinion

Public Opinion
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Author: Walter Lippmann
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780486119908
Release: 2012-07-12
Editor: Courier Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A penetrative study of democratic theory and the role of citizens in a democracy, this classic by a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner offers a prescient view of the media's function in shaping public perceptions.

The Great Gatsby with Audio Text

The Great Gatsby  with Audio   Text
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Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
Pages: 500
ISBN:
Release: 2021-03-13
Editor: East West Studio

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Great Gatsby is a 1925 novel written by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West and East Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922. The story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession for the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Jazz Age or the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. Set on the prosperous Long Island of 1922, The Great Gatsby provides a critical social history of America during the Roaring Twenties within its fictional narrative. That era, known for profound economic prosperity, the development of jazz music flapper culture, new technologies in communication (motion pictures, broadcast radio, recorded music) forging a genuine mass culture; and bootlegging, along with other criminal activity, is plausibly depicted in Fitzgerald's novel. Fitzgerald uses many of these societal developments of the 1920s that were to build Gatsby's stories from many of the simple details like automobiles to broader themes like Fitzgerald's discreet allusions to the organized crime culture which was the source of Gatsby's fortune. Fitzgerald depicts the garish society of the Roaring Twenties by placing the book's plotline within the historical context of the era.

A Knife in the Fog

A Knife in the Fog
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Author: Bradley Harper
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781633884878
Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Physician Arthur Conan Doyle takes a break from his practice to assist London police in tracking down Jack the Ripper in this debut novel and series starter. September 1888. A twenty-nine-year-old Arthur Conan Doyle practices medicine by day and writes at night. His first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, although gaining critical and popular success, has only netted him twenty-five pounds. Embittered by the experience, he vows never to write another "crime story." Then a messenger arrives with a mysterious summons from former Prime Minister William Gladstone, asking him to come to London immediately. Once there, he is offered one month's employment to assist the Metropolitan Police as a "consultant" in their hunt for the serial killer soon to be known as Jack the Ripper. Doyle agrees on the stipulation his old professor of surgery, Professor Joseph Bell--Doyle's inspiration for Sherlock Holmes--agrees to work with him. Bell agrees, and soon the two are joined by Miss Margaret Harkness, an author residing in the East End who knows how to use a Derringer and serves as their guide and companion. Pursuing leads through the dank alleys and courtyards of Whitechapel, they come upon the body of a savagely murdered fifth victim. Soon it becomes clear that the hunters have become the hunted when a knife-wielding figure approaches.