The Iliad

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  • Category : Poetry
  • Author : Homer
  • ISBN : 1101153636
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 704
  • Readers : 9816

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This translation of The Iliad equals Fitzgerald's earlier Odyssey in power and imagination. It recreates the original action as conceived by Homer, using fresh and flexible blank verse that is both lyrical and dramatic.

Ninth Grade Slays #2

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Heather Brewer
  • ISBN : 0698188063
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 6256

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The second graphic novel in the series of adaptations of Heather Brewer's New York Times best-selling series. Freshman year stinks for Vlad Tod. Bullies still harass him. The photographer from the school newspaper is tailing him. And failing his studies could be deadly. A trip to Siberia gives study abroad a whole new meaning as Vlad connects with other vampires and advances his mind-control abilities, but will he return home with the skills to recognize a vampire slayer when he sees one? In this thrilling sequel to Eighth Grade Bites, Vlad must confront the secrets of the past and battle forces that once again threaten his life.

Long Walk to Freedom

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  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Nelson Mandela
  • ISBN : 9780759521049
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Number of Pages : 576
  • Readers : 2591

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama in the world. As president of the African National Congress and head of South Africa's antiapartheid movement, he was instrumental in moving the nation toward multiracial government and majority rule. He is revered everywhere as a vital force in the fight for human rights and racial equality. LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is his moving and exhilarating autobiography, destined to take its place among the finest memoirs of history's greatest figures. Here for the first time, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela tells the extraordinary story of his life--an epic of struggle, setback, renewed hope, and ultimate triumph.

Actionable Gamification

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  • Category : Computers
  • Author : Yu-kai Chou
  • ISBN : 183921077X
  • Publisher : Packt Publishing Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 500
  • Readers : 3960

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Learn all about implementing a good gamification design into your products, workplace, and lifestyle Key Features Explore what makes a game fun and engaging Gain insight into the Octalysis Framework and its applications Discover the potential of the Core Drives of gamification through real-world scenarios Book Description Effective gamification is a combination of game design, game dynamics, user experience, and ROI-driving business implementations. This book explores the interplay between these disciplines and captures the core principles that contribute to a good gamification design. The book starts with an overview of the Octalysis Framework and the 8 Core Drives that can be used to build strategies around the various systems that make games engaging. As the book progresses, each chapter delves deep into a Core Drive, explaining its design and how it should be used. Finally, to apply all the concepts and techniques that you learn throughout, the book contains a brief showcase of using the Octalysis Framework to design a project experience from scratch. After reading this book, you'll have the knowledge and skills to enable the widespread adoption of good gamification and human-focused design in all types of industries. What you will learn Discover ways to use gamification techniques in real-world situations Design fun, engaging, and rewarding experiences with Octalysis Understand what gamification means and how to categorize it Leverage the power of different Core Drives in your applications Explore how Left Brain and Right Brain Core Drives differ in motivation and design methodologies Examine the fascinating intricacies of White Hat and Black Hat Core Drives Who this book is for Anyone who wants to implement gamification principles and techniques into their products, workplace, and lifestyle will find this book useful.

Booked

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Kwame Alexander
  • ISBN : 0544787714
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 3512

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In this electric follow-up to Newbery Medal–winner The Crossover, soccer, family, love, and friendship take the field as twelve-year-old Nick learns the power of words as he wrestles with problems at home, stands up to a bully, and tries to impress the girl of his dreams. Like lightning/you strike/fast and free/legs zoom/down field/eyes fixed/on the checkered ball/on the goal/ten yards to go/can’t nobody stop you/ can’t nobody cop you . . . Nobody can stop Nick . . . at least not on the field. Off it is a different matter. But helping him along as he deals with bullies and problems at home are his best friend and sometimes teammate Coby, and The Mac, a rapping librarian who gives Nick inspiring books to read. This heartfelt novel-in-verse by poet Kwame Alexander bends and breaks as it captures all the thrills and setbacks, action and emotion of a World Cup match!

Gyn/Ecology

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Mary Daly
  • ISBN : 0807014478
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Number of Pages : 544
  • Readers : 5857

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This revised edition includes a New Intergalactic Introduction by the Author. Mary Daly's New Intergalactic Introduction explores her process as a Crafty Pirate on the Journey of Writing Gyn/Ecology and reveals the autobiographical context of this "Thunderbolt of Rage" that she first hurled against the patriarchs in 1979 and no hurls again in the Re-Surging Movement of Radical Feminism in the Be-Dazzling Nineties.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Khaled Hosseini
  • ISBN : 0143180657
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 5692

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: After more than two years on the bestseller lists and over four million copies in print, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel of enormous contemporary relevance. A Thousand Splendid Suns is a breathtaking story set against the volatile events of Afghanistan’s last thirty years—from the Soviet invasion to the reign of the Taliban to post-Taliban rebuilding—that puts the violence, fear, hope, and faith of this country in intimate, human terms. It is a tale of two generations of characters brought jarringly together by the tragic sweep of war, where personal lives—the struggle to survive, raise a family, find happiness—are inextricable from the history playing out around them. Propelled by the same storytelling instinct that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once a remarkable chronicle of three decades of Afghan history and a deeply moving account of family and friendship. It is a striking, heart-wrenching novel of an unforgiving time, an unlikely friendship, and an indestructible love—a stunning accomplishment.

Everyone Eats

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  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : E. N. Anderson
  • ISBN : 0814789161
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Number of Pages : 362
  • Readers : 9036

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Everyone eats, but rarely do we investigate why we eat what we eat. Why do we love spices, sweets, coffee? How did rice become such a staple food throughout so much of eastern Asia? Everyone Eats examines the social and cultural reasons for our food choices and provides an explanation of the nutritional reasons for why humans eat what they do, resulting in a unique cultural and biological approach to the topic. E. N. Anderson explains the economics of food in the globalization era; food’s relationship to religion, medicine, and ethnicity; and offers suggestions on how to end hunger, starvation, and malnutrition. This thoroughly updated Second Edition incorporates the latest food scholarship, most notably recognizing the impact of sustainable eating advocacy and the state of food security in the world today. Anderson also brings more insight than ever before into the historical and scientific underpinnings of our food customs, fleshing this out with fifteen new and original photographs from his own extensive fieldwork. A perennial classic in the anthropology of food, Everyone Eats feeds our need to understand human ecology by explaining the ways that cultures and political systems structure the edible environment.

Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

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  • Category : Books
  • Author : Albert Pike
  • ISBN : 1465579370
  • Publisher : Library of Alexandria
  • Number of Pages : 861
  • Readers : 9026

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The Making of the English Working Class

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  • Category : History
  • Author : E. P. Thompson
  • ISBN : 0141934891
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Number of Pages : 960
  • Readers : 7789

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A book that revolutionised our understanding of English social history. E. P. Thompson shows how the English working class emerged through the degradations of the industrial revolution to create a culture and political consciousness of enormous vitality.

The Story of Redemption

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  • Category : Bible
  • Author : Ellen G. White
  • ISBN : 9780828016407
  • Publisher : Review and Herald Pub Assoc
  • Number of Pages : 445
  • Readers : 1110

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Is God changeable? Does He have different gospels for different people? The story of redemption takes you behind the scenes in the struggle between God and Satan. It explains how the conflict began, what the issues are, and how the outcome is already assured. It traces the theme of God's relationship with man from the garden of Edan to the return of Christ and beyond.

The Phoenix

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  • Category : History
  • Author : Joseph Nigg
  • ISBN : 022619552X
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Number of Pages : 496
  • Readers : 1359

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An “insightful cultural history of the mythical, self-immolating bird” from Ancient Egypt to contemporary pop culture by the author of The Book of Gryphons (Library Journal). The phoenix, which rises again and again from its own ashes, has been a symbol of resilience and renewal for thousands of years. But how did this mythical bird come to play a part in cultures around the world and throughout human history? Here, mythologist Joseph Nigg presents a comprehensive biography of this legendary creature. Beginning in ancient Egypt, Nigg’s sweeping narrative discusses the many myths and representations of the phoenix, including legends of the Chinese, where it was considered a sacred creature that presided over China’s destiny; classical Greece and Rome, where it appears in the writings of Herodotus and Ovid; medieval Christianity, in which it came to embody the resurrection; and in Europe during the Renaissance, when it was a popular emblem of royals. Nigg examines the various phoenix traditions, the beliefs and tales associated with them, their symbolic and metaphoric use, and their appearance in religion, bestiaries, and even contemporary popular culture, in which the ageless bird of renewal is employed as a mascot and logo. “An exceptional work of scholarship.”—Publishers Weekly

Super Human

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Michael Carroll
  • ISBN : 1101187697
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 6402

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Four thousand years ago the world’s first super human walked the earth. Possessing the strength of one hundred men, skin impervious to attack, and the ability to read minds, this immortal being used his power to conquer and enslave nations. Now plans are in motion that will transport this super human to the present, where he’ll usher in a new age of tyranny unlike anything the world has ever seen. Determined to stand against them, using powers they’ve only just begun to master, is a ragtag group of young heroes. For them this first test may be their greatest . . . and last. Watch a Video

A Bridge to the Stars

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  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Henning Mankell
  • ISBN : 1849398119
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Readers : 4042

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: 12 year old Joel lives with his father in the cold northern part of Sweden. At night he often sneaks out of his father's house to look for a lonely dog he has seen from his window. On the bridge across the icy river he starts a secret society and has adventures. But one night he discovers that his father's bed is also empty and will have to come terms with his father's new-found love. The harsh reality of Joel's world comes vividly to life and leaves the reader spellbound.

The Perfect Way Or, the Finding of Christ

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Anna Bonus Kingsford,Edward Maitland
  • ISBN : 1602063214
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 456
  • Readers : 3114

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: First published in 1882, The Perfect Way or The Finding of Christ is Anna Kingsford's attempt to bring together Christianity and the Theosophical tradition, which supposes a system of fundamental truths from which all religions are born and seeks to identify that wisdom so that humans may move further along their path to perfection. This perfection, according to Kingsford, is exemplified by Christ, which she sees as a category of person and not a particular historical person. In this construction, anyone is capable of a becoming a Christ and joining with the Divine. Students of religion and spiritual seekers will find this book an interesting read from a once popular religious and philosophical movement. English physician ANNA BONUS KINGSFORD (1846-1888) was also one of the first women in England to be granted a medical degree and served as onetime president of the Theosophical Society. She is also the author of Clothing with the Sun (1889). English writer EDWARD MAITLAND (1824-1897) assisted Anna Kingsford in writing several books and then opened the Esoteric Christian Union in 1891.

Transcendental Magic

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  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Author : Eliphas Levi
  • ISBN : 1609253914
  • Publisher : Weiser Books
  • Number of Pages : 480
  • Readers : 1233

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This is Eliphas Levi's (1810-1875) best-known book. This work arguably made Levi THE most influential writer on magic since the Renaissance. Originally issued in French, the English translator is A.E. Waite and it is doubtful that anyone else could have better captured the essence of Levi's work. The book is divided in two parts; the first is theoretical, the second practical. This is a fascinating and often debated work involving a discussion that covers almost the entire realm of Ritual and High Magic.

Supernatural: John Winchester's Journal

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  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Alex Irvine
  • ISBN : 0061912948
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 2991

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Sam and Dean Winchester know all the secrets their father recorded in his journal. Now you can, too. On November 2, 1983, Sam and Dean Winchester lost their mother to a demonic supernatural force. In the wake of the tragedy, their father, John, set out to learn everything he could about the paranormal evil that lives in the dark corners and on the back roads of America . . . and how to kill it. In his personal journal, he not only compiled folklore, legend, and superstition about all manner of otherworldly enemies but he also recorded his experiences—hunting the creature that killed his wife even as he raised his two sons. Part prequel, part resource guide, John Winchester's Journal finally gives fans the ultimate companion book for Supernatural. It's all here: the exorcism Sam and Dean used in "Phantom Traveler," John's notes on everything from shape-shifters to Samuel Colt, Dean's first hunt, Sam's peewee soccer team . . . and John's single-minded pursuit of a growing and deadly evil.

Audacity

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Melanie Crowder
  • ISBN : 0698172574
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 1468

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A 2015 National Jewish Book Award finalist The inspiring story of Clara Lemlich, whose fight for equal rights led to the largest strike by women in American history A gorgeously told novel in verse written with intimacy and power, Audacity is inspired by the real-life story of Clara Lemlich, a spirited young woman who emigrated from Russia to New York at the turn of the twentieth century and fought tenaciously for equal rights. Bucking the norms of both her traditional Jewish family and societal conventions, Clara refuses to accept substandard working conditions in the factories on Manhattan's Lower East Side. For years, Clara devotes herself to the labor fight, speaking up for those who suffer in silence. In time, Clara convinces the women in the factories to strike, organize, and unionize, culminating in the famous Uprising of the 20,000. Powerful, breathtaking, and inspiring, Audacity is the story of a remarkable young woman, whose passion and selfless devotion to her cause changed the world. Praise for AUDACITY: A 2015 National Jewish Book Award finalist A Washington Post Best Children’s Books for April: Poetry Edition An ILA Notable Book for a Global Society A 2016 NCTE Children's Notable Verse Novel A New York Public Library Best Book for Teens An ALA Top 10 Best Fiction for Young Adults Pick An ALSC Notable Children's Book nominee A BCCB Blue Ribbon winner * "Crowder breathes life into a world long past....Compelling, powerful and unforgettable." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review * "This book stands alone....an impactful addition to any historical fiction collection."--School Library Journal, starred review * "With a thorough historical note, glossary of terms, and bibliography, this will make an excellent complement to units on women’s rights and the labor movement, but it will also satisfy readers in search of a well-told tale of a fierce heroine."--BCCB, starred review * "This is an excellent title that can open discussions in U.S. history and economics courses about women’s rights, labor unions, and the immigrant experience."--School Library Connection, starred review "Based on the true story of Clara Lemlich, Audacity throbs with the emotions of this exceptional young woman who fought for equal rights and improved labor standards in factories. Melanie Crowder’s verses spit out Clara’s rage, cradle her longing and soar like the birds that are her constant companions."--Bookpage “Crowder’s (Parched) use of free verse in this fictionalization of Russian-Jewish immigrant Clara Lemlich’s life brings a spare poignancy to a familiar history.”--Publishers Weekly "Brilliant, riveting, informative." —Cynthia Levinson, critically acclaimed author of We've Got a Job “Audacity is an evocative reimagining of a fascinating historical figure who should be remembered for her determination in the face of great odds and powerful opposition—and for her role in changing America. Melanie Crowder’s powerful verse reveals a long-past world, but the combination of hope and outrage that Clara Lemlich brought to her struggle should be both recognizable and inspirational to teen readers longing to right the injustices of our day.”—Margaret Peterson Haddix, critically acclaimed, bestselling author of Uprising

The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus Christ

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  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Levi H. Dowling
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : DigiCat
  • Number of Pages : 446
  • Readers : 1925

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Aquarian Gospel of Jesus the Christ is a book by Levi H. Dowling who claimed that he had transcribed the text of the book from the kashic records, a purported compendium of mystical knowledge supposedly encoded in a non-physical plane of existence. In the later 20th century, it was adopted by New Age spiritual groups. The title is derived from the practice in astrology of naming time periods in terms of constellations and their dominant positions in the sky, according to the earth's axial precession. In that system, the Age of Aquarius is approaching._x000D_ Table of Contents:_x000D_ Section I (Aleph): Birth and Early Life of Mary, Mother of Jesus_x000D_ Section II (Beth): Birth and Infancy of John, the Harbinger, and of Jesus_x000D_ Section III (Gimel): Education of Mary and Elizabeth in Zoan_x000D_ Section IV (Daleth): Childhood and Early Education of John the Harbinger_x000D_ Section V (He): Childhood and Early Education of Jesus_x000D_ Section VI (Vau): Life and Works of Jesus in India_x000D_ Section VII (Zain): Life and Works of Jesus in Tibet and Western India_x000D_ Section VIII (Cheth): Life and Works of Jesus in Persia_x000D_ Section IX (Teth): Life and Works of Jesus in Assyria_x000D_ Section X (Jod): Life and Works of Jesus in Greece_x000D_ Section XI (Caph): Life and Works of Jesus in Egypt_x000D_ Section XII (Lamed): The Council of the Seven Sages of the World_x000D_ Section XIII (Mem): The Ministry of John, the Harbinger_x000D_ Section XIV (Nun): The Christine Ministry of Jesus—Introductory Epoch_x000D_ Section XV (Samech): The First Annual Epoch of the Christine Ministry of Jesus_x000D_ Section XVI (Ain): The Second Annual Epoch of the Christine Ministry of Jesus_x000D_ Section XVII (Pe): The Third Annual Epoch of the Christine Ministry of Jesus_x000D_ Section XVIII (Tzaddi): The Arrest and Betrayal of Jesus_x000D_ Section XIX (Koph): The Trial and Execution of Jesus_x000D_ Section XX (Resh): The Resurrection of Jesus_x000D_ Section XXI (Schin): Materialization of the Spiritual Body of Jesus_x000D_ Section XXII (Tau): Establishment of the Christine Church

The Cemetery Boys

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  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Heather Brewer
  • ISBN : 0062307908
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 288
  • Readers : 1474

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Part Hitchcock, part Hinton, this first-ever stand-alone novel from Heather Brewer, New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Chronicles of Vladimir Tod series, uses classic horror elements to tell a darkly funny coming-of-age story about the dangerous power of belief and the cost of blind loyalty that Kirkus Reviews called “a slick, spooky, chilling mystery.” When Stephen's dad says they're moving, Stephen knows it's pointless to argue. They're broke from paying Mom's hospital bills, and now the only option left is to live with Stephen's grandmother in Spencer, a backward small town that's like something out of The Twilight Zone. Population: 814. Stephen's summer starts looking up when he meets punk girl Cara and her charismatic twin brother, Devon. With Cara, he feels safe and understood—and yeah, okay, she's totally hot. In Devon and his group, he sees a chance at making real friends. Only, as the summer presses on, and harmless nights hanging out in the cemetery take a darker turn, Stephen starts to suspect that Devon is less a friend than a leader. And he might be leading them to a very sinister end. . . .