• Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Lauren Oliver
  • ISBN : 0062101994
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 9004

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The second book in Lauren Oliver’s New York Times bestselling trilogy about forbidden love, revolution, and the power to choose. In this electrifying follow-up to Delirium, Lena is on a dangerous course that takes her through the unregulated Wilds and into the heart of a growing resistance movement. This riveting, brilliant novel crackles with the fire of fierce defiance, romance, and the sparks of a revolution about to ignite.


  • Category : Art
  • Author : Ed Simon
  • ISBN : 164700389X
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 7482

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A compendium celebrating the art of hell and its minions Pandemonium: The Illustrated History of Demonology presents—for the first time—Satan’s family tree, providing a history and analysis of his fellow fallen angels from Asmodeus to Ziminiar. Throughout the book, there are short entries on individual demons, but Pandemonium is more than just a visual encyclopedia. It also focuses on the influence of figures like Beelzebub, Azazel, Lilith, and Moloch on Western religion, literature, and art. Ranging from the earliest scriptural references to demons through the contemporary era, when the devils took on a subtler form, Pandemonium functions as a compendium of Lucifer’s subjects, from Dante’s The Divine Comedy to John Milton’s Paradise Lost, and all the points in between. Containing rarely seen illustrations of very old treatises on demonology, as well as more well-known works by the great masters of Western painting, this book celebrates the art of hell like never before.

The Birds of Pandemonium

  • Category : Nature
  • Author : Michele Raffin
  • ISBN : 1616204273
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Number of Pages : 172
  • Readers : 4272

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The founder of a rare bird sanctuary shares a look at the lives of exotic birds and the people who care for them in this “anecdotal, entertaining memoir” (Publishers Weekly) Michele Raffin is the founder of Pandemonium Aviaries, a conservation organization dedicated to saving and breeding birds at the edge of extinction. It is home to some of the largest populations of rare species in the world. And their behavior is even more fascinating than their glorious plumage or their songs. Among the many avian characters we meet are Sweetie, a tiny quail with an outsize personality; Oscar, a Lady Gouldian finch who finds a way to reach the highest perches of his aviary to roost despite not being able to fly; and Amigo, an Amazon parrot with a surprisingly rude vocabulary. These birds fall in love, mourn lost loved ones, share jokes, feel jealous—and sometimes even murder each other. Ultimately, The Birds of Pandemonium is about one woman’s crusade to save precious lives, bird by bird, and offers insights into how following a passion can transform not only oneself but also the world.

Pandemonium and Parade

  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Michael Dylan Foster
  • ISBN : 9780520942677
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Number of Pages : 312
  • Readers : 7561

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Water sprites, mountain goblins, shape-shifting animals, and the monsters known as yôkai have long haunted the Japanese cultural landscape. This history of the strange and mysterious in Japan seeks out these creatures in folklore, encyclopedias, literature, art, science, games, manga, magazines, and movies, exploring their meanings in the Japanese cultural imagination and offering an abundance of valuable and, until now, understudied material. Michael Dylan Foster tracks yôkai over three centuries, from their appearance in seventeenth-century natural histories to their starring role in twentieth-century popular media. Focusing on the intertwining of belief and commodification, fear and pleasure, horror and humor, he illuminates different conceptions of the "natural" and the "ordinary" and sheds light on broader social and historical paradigms—and ultimately on the construction of Japan as a nation.


  • Category : Philosophy
  • Author : Jorge Alemán
  • ISBN : 8418273089
  • Publisher : NED Ediciones
  • Number of Pages : 80
  • Readers : 1518

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Jorge Alemán explora algunas dimensiones del tiempo nuevo en que nos adentramos, en diálogo crítico con algunos de los pensadores más importantes del presente (como el italiano Giorgio Agamben). La Covid-19 muestra la eficacia de los aparatos ideológicos del neoliberalismo para que la desigualdad sea considerada como el estado natural de la sociedad, mientras la ultraderecha sigue desarrollando su narrativa paranoica de permanente imputación al Otro (un extranjero que quiere nuestro mal), en un peligroso desplazamiento cultural que trata de imponer la eliminación de los más débiles. Necesitamos pensar el mundo pospandémico, y "Pandemónium" ofrece algunas valiosas herramientas para ello.

Pandaemonium 1660–1886

  • Category : History
  • Author : Humphrey Jennings
  • ISBN : 1848315864
  • Publisher : Icon Books Ltd
  • Number of Pages : 416
  • Readers : 7462

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Collecting texts taken from letters, diaries, literature, scientific journals and reports, Pandæmonium gathers a beguiling narrative as it traces the development of the machine age in Britain. Covering the years between 1660 and 1886, it offers a rich tapestry of human experience, from eyewitness reports of the Luddite Riots and the Peterloo Massacre to more intimate accounts of child labour, Utopian communities, the desecration of the natural world, ground-breaking scientific experiments, and the coming of the railways. Humphrey Jennings, co-founder of the Mass Observation movement of the 1930s and acclaimed documentary film-maker, assembled an enthralling narrative of this key period in Britain’s national consciousness. The result is a highly original artistic achievement in its own right. Thanks to the efforts of his daughter, Marie-Louise Jennings, Pandæmonium was originally published in 1985, and in 2012 it was the inspiration behind Danny Boyle’s electrifying Opening Ceremony for the London Olympic Games. Frank Cottrell Boyce, who wrote the scenario for the ceremony, contributes a revealing new foreword for this edition.


  • Category : Poetry
  • Author : Andrew McMillan
  • ISBN : 1473589789
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Number of Pages : 96
  • Readers : 6343

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: *A 'BOOKS OF 2021' PICK IN THE GUARDIAN, FINANCIAL TIMES AND IRISH TIMES CULTURE* After two prize-winning collections which examined the intimacies and intricacies of the physical body, McMillan's third book marks a shift: both inward, into the difficult world of mental health, and outwards into the natural and political world. Keeping his trademark breath-space and lower-case lines, but more formally experimental, incorporating sequences and sonnets, the poems in pandemonium explore the fragility and depth of the human mind - in its panic and its troubled retreat - and map this turmoil onto the chaos and abundance of the garden. Depression is mirrored in the invasive, seemingly untreatable knotweed that slowly suffocates the garden, while the sky conspires in its sudden, terrifying clarity, 'as though the root of the world were ripped clean off'. McMillan has been celebrated for his unflinchingly frank depictions of the body and sexual love, but these new poems are raw dispatches from a mind in freefall, a body in trouble. Addressing a period of acute depression, they are less about physical union and completeness and more about fracture and distance: tender, savagely moving poems which stare, unblinkingly, into the sudden havoc and hurt of this world, searching for - and finally finding - some redemption.


  • Category : Social Science
  • Author : Andrew Nikiforuk
  • ISBN : 0143181394
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Number of Pages : 336
  • Readers : 2516

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Our health and habitat are being threatened by biological invaders moving at unprecedented speed. Avian flu and its potential to cause a human pandemic is only one example of a worldwide menace unwittingly unleashed by the forces of globalization. The combination of unfettered free trade in living organisms, increased mobility, and urban crowding has created an increasingly volatile environment for the world’s 6.5 billion people. Nikiforuk argues that it shouldn’t take a pandemic to make us rethink the deadly pace of globalization and biological traffic. Authoritative and wide-ranging, Pandemonium is a clear-eyed guide to instability, unpredictability, and the hidden biological terrorist on our doorstep.

Between Pandemonium and Pandemethics

  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Dorothea Erbele-Küster,Volker Küster
  • ISBN : 3374070825
  • Publisher : Evangelische Verlagsanstalt
  • Number of Pages : 220
  • Readers : 9015

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This volume brings together contextual and intercultural responses to the Covid-19 Pandemic from theological and interreligious perspectives. It searches for models of interpretation provided by religious traditions and their sacred texts, and the ethical guidance religious communities offer for coping with the pandemic. The authors explore imaginative ways that transcend the New Normal towards a »Pantopia« that does not return to the pitfalls of the Old Normal but tackles the injustices that the virus has revealed in the current Pandemonium. They strive to enable their readers to react to the glocal pandemic and its aftermath theologically informed by intercultural and interreligious perspectives. [Zwischen Pandämonium und Pandemie. Antworten auf Covid-19 in Theologie und Religion] Der Band vereint kontextuelle und interkulturelle Reaktionen auf die Covid-19-Pandemie aus theologischer und interreligiöser Perspektive. Er sucht nach Interpretationsmustern, die religiöse Traditionen und ihre heiligen Schriften hervorgebracht haben und ethischen Orientierungen, die religiöse Gemeinschaften bieten, um die Pandemie zu bewältigen. Die Autorinnen und Autoren erkunden imaginative Wege, die das New Normal zu einem »Pantopia« transzendieren, das nicht in die Fehler des Old Normal zurückfällt, sondern die Ungerechtigkeiten in Angriff nimmt, die das Virus im gegenwärtigen Pandemonium offengelegt hat. Sie wollen ihre Leser und Leserinnen dadurch befähigen, der glokalen Pandemie und ihren Nachwirkungen durch die interkulturellen und interreligiösen Perspektiven theologisch informiert gegenüber zu treten.


  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Gibson Burrell
  • ISBN : 1849207070
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Number of Pages : 254
  • Readers : 9536

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: `A truly bizarre and sometimes filthy historical canter through abatoirs, satyriasis and Noel Edmonds' House Party, among other things, towards a theory of organisation' - The Times 'The author pursues a vigorous polemic on organisational development' - Financial Times In this irreverent and inventive book, Gibson Burrell seeks to circumvent the established frameworks which have defined our understanding of organization and organizations. He brings us tales from under the edge which enmire us in the nether side of modernist organization. By looking backwards deep into the history of Western societies, and sideways across the broad domain of social and cultural theory, Pandemonium disconcerts and invigorates the domain of the study of organizations. Through his experimental device of the two-directional text, Burrell offers multi-layered meanings and a metaphor for the rejection of linearity. This is not an organizational behaviour textbook but an exploration that will take organization theory into a new era.


  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Lauren Oliver
  • ISBN : 0062114034
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 480
  • Readers : 3698

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The first book in Lauren Oliver’s New York Times bestselling trilogy about forbidden love, revolution, and the power to choose. In an alternate United States, love has been declared a dangerous disease, and the government forces everyone who reaches eighteen to have a procedure called the Cure. Living with her aunt, uncle, and cousins in Portland, Maine, Lena Haloway is very much looking forward to being cured and living a safe, predictable life. She watched love destroy her mother and isn't about to make the same mistake. But with ninety-five days left until her treatment, Lena meets enigmatic Alex, a boy from the Wilds who lives under the government's radar. What will happen if they do the unthinkable and fall in love?

Daemons Are Forever

  • Category : Religion
  • Author : David Gordon White
  • ISBN : 022671506X
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Number of Pages : 360
  • Readers : 7095

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A richly illustrated tapestry of interwoven studies spanning some six thousand years of history, Dæmons Are Forever is at once a record of archaic contacts and transactions between humans and protean spirit beings—dæmons—and an account of exchanges, among human populations, of the science of spirit beings: dæmonology. Since the time of the Indo-European migrations, and especially following the opening of the Silk Road, a common dæmonological vernacular has been shared among populations ranging from East and South Asia to Northern Europe. In this virtuoso work of historical sleuthing, David Gordon White recovers the trajectories of both the “inner demons” cohabiting the bodies of their human hosts and the “outer dæmons” that those same humans recognized each time they encountered them in their enchanted haunts: sylvan pools, sites of geothermal eruptions, and dark forest groves. Along the way, he invites his readers to reconsider the potential and promise of the historical method in religious studies, suggesting that a “connected histories” approach to Eurasian dæmonology may serve as a model for restoring history to its proper place at the heart of the discipline of the history of religions.

Graveyard Shift

  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Chris Westwood
  • ISBN : 0545510767
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 9661

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A spooky fantasy-adventure in which death is only the beginning! When Ben Harvester meets the mysterious Mr. October in London's Highgate Cemetery, he has no idea what a strange and dramatic turn his life is about to take. But Ben soon discovers that Mr. October works for the Ministry of Pandemonium, a secret organization responsible for tracking down lost souls and guiding them to the afterlife. And Mr. October wants him to be his new recruit. As Ben's apprenticeship begins, his eyes are opened to a new world of wonder -- a world where magic is real and ghosts haunt every crime scene, accident site, and hospital corridor. But with the wonder comes horror. Because the Ministry is not the only organization hunting spirits of the dead. The ghoulish Lords of Sundown want those spirits for their own sinister reasons. And as far as they're concerned, Ben's just chosen the wrong side in a very dangerous war. Ill-mannered spooks and fearsome monsters populate the alternative London of this charming paranormal adventure!

Waverly Hills

  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Author : Christophe Bec,Stefano Raffaele,Marie-Paule Alluard
  • ISBN : 1594654867
  • Publisher : Humanoids Inc
  • Number of Pages : 56
  • Readers : 4060

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A macabre tale of a mother and her young daughter's experiences at one of America's most infamous medical institutions. A true tale of horror, literally!

Delirium: The Complete Collection

  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Lauren Oliver
  • ISBN : 0062371657
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Number of Pages : 1542
  • Readers : 6466

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: This collection contains the complete text of the three bestselling Delirium novels plus three short novellas about characters in the Delirium world. Lauren Oliver's powerful New York Times bestselling dystopian trilogy presents a world as terrifying as George Orwell's 1984 and a romance as true as Romeo & Juliet. Delirium: In a dystopian world where love is declared the deadliest of all diseases, one's only hope is to be cured. Lena is 95 days away from getting her cure when she does the unthinkable. She falls in love. Pandemonium: The explosive second book of the Delirium trilogy brings us a new Lena: strong, fierce, and defiant. But the chaos of a loveless world will lead her into the fight of her life. Requiem: This exciting finale to Lauren Oliver's New York Times bestselling Delirium trilogy is a riveting blend of nonstop action and forbidden romance in a dystopian United States. The Hana, Annabel, and Raven novellas each center around a fascinating and complex character who adds important information to the series and gives it greater depth.

Life of Pi

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Yann Martel
  • ISBN : 0307371123
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Number of Pages : 480
  • Readers : 6957

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

Paradise lost

  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Author : John Milton
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : MVR
  • Number of Pages : 344
  • Readers : 5309

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Paradise Lost is John Milton's elaboration of Genesis into an epic poem. The poem begins with Milton's invocation to a muse for help. The action switches to hell, where Satan and his followers have been banished from heaven after trying to rebel against God. Bitter, they try to make the best of things by building the palace Pandemonium, all the while plotting whether to get revenge against God by war or trickery. After much debate, they finally decide to try to sabotage the new world of earth and mortal man that God has created. Satan sets off for earth, and meets his offspring, Sin and Death, at the gate of hell. They let him pass, and he journeys onward. Meanwhile, God sees Satan approaching earth and predicts the fall of man. When no one else does, God's Son offers to sacrifice himself to save man.

Heir of Fire

  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • ISBN : 1619630664
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Number of Pages : 384
  • Readers : 5343

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Celaena has survived deadly contests and shattering heartbreak-but at an unspeakable cost. Now, she must travel to a new land to confront her darkest truth . . . a truth about her heritage that could change her life-and her future-forever. Meanwhile, brutal and monstrous forces are gathering on the horizon, intent on enslaving her world. Will Celaena find the strength to not only fight her inner demons, but to take on the evil that is about to be unleashed? The bestselling series that has captured readers all over the world reaches new heights in this sequel to the New York Times best-selling Crown of Midnight. Packed with heart-pounding action, fierce new characters, and swoon-worthy romance, this third book will enthrall readers from start to finish.


  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Samira Ahmed
  • ISBN : 031652266X
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 3864

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An instant New York Times bestseller! "Internment sets itself apart...terrifying, thrilling and urgent."--Entertainment Weekly Rebellions are built on hope. Set in a horrifying near-future United States, seventeen-year-old Layla Amin and her parents are forced into an internment camp for Muslim American citizens. With the help of newly made friends also trapped within the internment camp, her boyfriend on the outside, and an unexpected alliance, Layla begins a journey to fight for freedom, leading a revolution against the camp's Director and his guards. Heart-racing and emotional, Internment challenges readers to fight complicit silence that exists in our society today.

Absolute Pandemonium

  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Brian Blessed
  • ISBN : 028307230X
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 9957

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: There is no one quite like Brian Blessed. He's an actor, film star, trained undertaker, unlikely diplomat, secret romantic, martial artist and mountaineer. He's also a brilliant storyteller who will – and you must brace yourself – simply leap out of the pages at you. Ready? Then start Absolute Pandemonium and you'll be taken on a riotous journey from his childhood, growing up the son of a miner in Goldthorpe, to finding fame in Z-Cars. You'll see Brian falling for Katharine Hepburn on the set of The Trojan Women, suffering wires strapped round his wotsits as he was hoisted into the heavens on Flash Gordon, almost causing an international incident when meeting the Emperor and Empress of Japan, and winning round George Lucas to get the role of Boss Nass on Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. Along the way he takes secret revenge on headmistress Mrs Jarman and her very big bottom, punches Harold Pinter, loves and hates Peter O'Toole, woos his beautiful wife Hildegard Neil and braves the shocking death toll on cosy TV drama My Family and Other Animals. Crammed with anecdotes from his illustrious career, this is a funny, warm-hearted, life-affirming, LOUD and unique memoir from a much-loved figure.


  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Bram Stoker
  • ISBN : Not Available
  • Publisher : Standard Ebooks
  • Number of Pages : 500
  • Readers : 4301

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Dracula is one of the most famous public-domain horror novels in existence, responsible not just for introducing the eponymous Count Dracula, but for introducing many of the common tropes we see in modern horror fiction. Count Dracula isn’t the first vampire to have graced the pages of literature—that honor is thought to belong to Lord Ruthven in The Vampyr, by John William Polidori—but Dracula is the vampire on which modern vampires are based. Dracula wasn’t as famous in its day as it is today; readers of the time seemed to enjoy it as nothing more than a good story, and Stoker died nearly penniless. But its long-lasting influence is undeniable, and for all its age Dracula remains a gripping, fast-paced, and enjoyable read. This book is part of the Standard Ebooks project, which produces free public domain ebooks.

The Book of Shhh

  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Lauren Oliver
  • ISBN : 0062484346
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Number of Pages : 49
  • Readers : 1649

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A perfect companion to Lauren Oliver’s bestselling Delirium trilogy, The Book of Shhh expands on excerpts included in the original series. Lauren Oliver delves deeper into the world created in the Delirium trilogy and provides fans with an in-depth look at the terrifying society that her characters live in. This free novella includes case studies, exercises, invocations, quotes, proverbs, and detailed information on amor deliria nervosa. The Book of Shhh, or the Safety, Health, and Happiness Handbook, describes the perils of amor deliria nervosa. In today’s society, thanks to the cure and its enforcement, our citizens are more productive and committed to their jobs, political organizations, and social impact than ever before. The following excerpts are meant to give portability to a small portion of its materials so that elements of its wisdom may be available for reference on the go. Do not rely on the following excerpts to diagnose, treat, or address evidence of amor deliria nervosa. Should you believe that you or someone in your family might be infected, call the National Health Services hotline immediately, or seek the care of a professional physician at once.


  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Alan Gratz
  • ISBN : 0545880874
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 352
  • Readers : 6139

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A tour de force from acclaimed author Alan Gratz (Prisoner B-3087), this timely -- and timeless -- novel tells the powerful story of three different children seeking refuge. A New York Times bestseller!JOSEF is a Jewish boy living in 1930s Nazi Germany. With the threat of concentration camps looming, he and his family board a ship bound for the other side of the world . . .ISABEL is a Cuban girl in 1994. With riots and unrest plaguing her country, she and her family set out on a raft, hoping to find safety in America . . .MAHMOUD is a Syrian boy in 2015. With his homeland torn apart by violence and destruction, he and his family begin a long trek toward Europe . . .All three kids go on harrowing journeys in search of refuge. All will face unimaginable dangers -- from drownings to bombings to betrayals. But there is always the hope of tomorrow. And although Josef, Isabel, and Mahmoud are separated by continents and decades, shocking connections will tie their stories together in the end.This action-packed novel tackles topics both timely and timeless: courage, survival, and the quest for home.


  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Cory Doctorow
  • ISBN : 1466805870
  • Publisher : Tor Teen
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 2130

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In Cory Doctorow's wildly successful Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco—an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state. A few years later, California's economy collapses, but Marcus's hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his former nemesis Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It's incendiary stuff—and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. Then Marcus sees Masha being kidnapped by the same government agents who detained and tortured Marcus years earlier. Marcus can leak the archive Masha gave him—but he can't admit to being the leaker, because that will cost his employer the election. He's surrounded by friends who remember what he did a few years ago and regard him as a hacker hero. He can't even attend a demonstration without being dragged onstage and handed a mike. He's not at all sure that just dumping the archive onto the Internet, before he's gone through its millions of words, is the right thing to do. Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him, people who look like they're used to inflicting pain until they get the answers they want. Fast-moving, passionate, and as current as next week, Homeland is every bit the equal of Little Brother—a paean to activism, to courage, to the drive to make the world a better place. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Unfinished Revolutions

  • Category : History
  • Author : Ibrahim Fraihat
  • ISBN : 0300220952
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Number of Pages : 304
  • Readers : 7259

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Post-revolution states often find that once dictators have been deposed, other problems arise, such as political polarization and the threat of civil war. A respected commentator on Middle Eastern politics, Ibrahim Fraihat examines three countries grappling with political transitions in the wake of the Arab Spring: Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia. Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Fraihat argues that to attain enduring peace and stability, post-revolution states must engage in inclusive national reconciliation processes with the support of women, civil society, and tribes.

Slade House

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : David Mitchell
  • ISBN : 034581021X
  • Publisher : Knopf Canada
  • Number of Pages : 224
  • Readers : 2799

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: A headlong adrenaline-rush of a new novel from one of our most beloved and original writers: Slade House, which has its origins in Mitchell's famously Twitter-released short story last year, is his most entertaining and accessible novel yet. A cycle of linked ghost stories perfect for any dark and stormy night. An ordinary road in a town like yours: bus routes and red-brick houses. A dank narrow alley, easy to miss, even when you're looking for it. A small black metal door set into the wall: no handle, no keyhole, but at your touch it opens onto a sunlit garden, sloping up to a house that doesn't quite make sense... Go through, and the door closes discreetly behind you. In David Mitchell's exhilarating new novel, five "guests" separated by nine years enter Slade House for a brief visit--only to vanish without trace from the outside world. Who draws them to the heart of Slade House, and why is the house missing from maps? Beginning in 1979 and ending in 2015, these five interlacing narratives will enchant Mitchell's readers, old and new, with a signature blend of mystery, realism and the supernatural.

Mockingjay (Hunger Games, Book Three)

  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Suzanne Collins
  • ISBN : 0545317800
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Number of Pages : 400
  • Readers : 8369

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The greatly anticipated final book in the New York Times bestselling Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins.

Marketing to the Social Web

  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Author : Larry Weber
  • ISBN : 9780470440315
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Number of Pages : 272
  • Readers : 1992

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: An updated and expanded Second Edition of the popular guide to social media for the business community Marketers must look to the Web for new ways of finding customers and communicating with them, rather than at them. From Facebook and YouTube to blogs and Twitter-ing, social media on the Internet is the most promising new way to reach customers. Marketing to the Social Web, Second Edition helps marketers and their companies understand how to engage customers, build customer communities, and maximize profits in a time of marketing confusion. Author and social media guru Larry Weber describes newly available tools and platforms, and shows you how to apply them to see immediate results and growth. Rather than broadcast messages to audiences, savvy marketers should encourage participation in social networks to which people want to belong, where dialogue with customers, and between customers, can flourish. in Networking sites like MySpace, Facebook, and even Flickr are the perfect forums for this dialog; this book shows you how to tap into this new media. In addition to the tools and tactics that made Marketing to the Social Web a critical hit among marketers, this second edition includes three entirely new chapters that cover recent changes in the field. These new chapters describe how Facebook will monetize its business and one day surpass Google; how companies can measure the influence and effectiveness of their social media campaigns; and how marketing to mobile social media will grow into an effective practice in the near future. Marketing must reach out into new forms, media, and models. Marketing to the Social Web, Second Edition presents an exceptional opportunity to use these new tools and models to reach new markets, even in today's fragmented media environment. Larry Weber has spent the last three decades building global communications companies, including Weber Shandwick Worldwide and the W2 Group. He is also the founder and Chairman of the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange, the nation’s largest interactive advocate association.


  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Author : Marissa Meyer
  • ISBN : 1250053188
  • Publisher : Feiwel & Friends
  • Number of Pages : 560
  • Readers : 6574

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The #1 New York Times Bestselling Series! In this third book in Marissa Meyer's bestselling Lunar Chronicles series, Cinder and Captain Thorne are fugitives on the run, now with Scarlet and Wolf in tow. Together, they're plotting to overthrow Queen Levana and prevent her army from invading Earth. Their best hope lies with Cress, a girl trapped on a satellite since childhood who's only ever had her netscreens as company. All that screen time has made Cress an excellent hacker. Unfortunately, she's being forced to work for Queen Levana, and she's just received orders to track down Cinder and her handsome accomplice. When a daring rescue of Cress goes awry, the group is splintered. Cress finally has her freedom, but it comes at a higher price than she'd ever expected. Meanwhile, Queen Levana will let nothing prevent her marriage to Emperor Kai, especially the cyborg mechanic. Cress, Scarlet, and Cinder may not have signed up to save the world, but they may be the only hope the world has.

Between the World and Me

  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Author : Ta-Nehisi Coates
  • ISBN : 0679645985
  • Publisher : One World
  • Number of Pages : 176
  • Readers : 8158

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECADE • PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST • ONE OF OPRAH’S “BOOKS THAT HELP ME THROUGH” • NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SPECIAL EVENT Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the most important essayist in a generation and a writer who changed the national political conversation about race” (Rolling Stone) NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN • NAMED ONE OF PASTE’S BEST MEMOIRS OF THE DECADE • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • People • Entertainment Weekly • Vogue • Los Angeles Times • San Francisco Chronicle • Chicago Tribune • New York • Newsday • Library Journal • Publishers Weekly In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates’s attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son—and readers—the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children’s lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.

Human and National Security

  • Category : Political Science
  • Author : Derek S. Reveron,Kathleen A. Mahoney-Norris
  • ISBN : 0429994753
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Number of Pages : 236
  • Readers : 1129

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Deliberately challenging the traditional, state-centric analysis of security, this book focuses on subnational and transnational forces—religious and ethnic conflict, climate change, pandemic diseases, poverty, terrorism, criminal networks, and cyber attacks—that threaten human beings and their communities across state borders. Examining threats related to human security in the modern era of globalization, Reveron and Mahoney-Norris argue that human security is national security today, even for great powers. This fully updated second edition of Human and National Security: Understanding Transnational Challenges builds on the foundation of the first (published as Human Security in a Borderless World) while also incorporating new discussions of the rise of identity politics in an increasingly connected world, an expanded account of the actors, institutions, and approaches to security today, and the ways diverse global actors protect and promote human security. An essential text for security studies and international relations students, Human and National Security not only presents human security challenges and their policy implications, it also highlights how governments, societies, and international forces can, and do, take advantage of possibilities in the contemporary era to develop a more stable and secure world for all.

Advanced Treatment of Fission Yield Effects and Method Development for Improved Reactor Depletion Calculations

  • Category : Delayed neutrons
  • Author : Kern, Kilian
  • ISBN : 3731508435
  • Publisher : KIT Scientific Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 254
  • Readers : 1573

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Read Advanced Treatment of Fission Yield Effects and Method Development for Improved Reactor Depletion Calculations book online. Advanced Treatment of Fission Yield Effects and Method Development for Improved Reactor Depletion Calculations by Kern, Kilian, the book is categorize as Delayed neutrons book.

100 Chemical Myths

  • Category : Science
  • Author : Lajos Kovács,Dezső Csupor,Gábor Lente,Tamás Gunda
  • ISBN : 3319084194
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Number of Pages : 396
  • Readers : 1148

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: 100 Chemical Myths deals with popular yet largely untrue misconceptions and misunderstandings related to chemistry. It contains lucid and concise explanations cut through fallacies and urban legends that are universally relevant to a global audience. A wide range of chemical myths are explored in these areas; food, medicines, catastrophes, chemicals, and environmental problems. Connections to popular culture, literature, movies, and cultural history hold the reader’s interest whilst key concepts are beautifully annotated with illustrations to facilitate the understanding of unfamiliar material. Chemical Myths Demystified is pitched to individuals without a formal chemistry background to fledgling undergraduate chemists to seasoned researchers and beyond.

The Leviathan Factor

  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Lawrence E. Burkholder
  • ISBN : 1498299954
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Number of Pages : 368
  • Readers : 9252

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: The Leviathan Factor tells the incredible story of how Satan, created as Lucifer the morning star, self-transformed into Leviathan, God's serpentine arch foe. When he tried to achieve immortality by tweaking creation's lowest-level laws (a sophisticated computer/automaton) he created death instead. As the serpent he reappeared in the Genesis tree of good and evil, where he seduced humans to attempt immortality apart from covenant with God. Leviathan is responsible for the false belief that we each have an inner divine spark which, when reconnected to our ego, awakens our true inherent divinity. Unfortunately he and his demonic spirits also impact our minds, bodies, and environment as psi. A few of the many markers of these demonic psi are levitation, telepathy, telekinesis, deja vu, emotional oppressions, poltergeist activities, past lives' "memories," voices and visions, near death and out-of-body experiences, and trance channeling. Many of these psi phenomena are co-factors in mind disorders such as schizophrenia or epilepsy. Manifestations in Christian circles include false tongues and "holy" laughter. The Leviathan Factor is not a healing how-to. It is the first book to place demonic evil into the context of creation's basic structures and laws.

Biblical Eschatology:

  • Category : Religion
  • Author : Dr. Justin G. Prock
  • ISBN : 1698707738
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Number of Pages : 666
  • Readers : 6949

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In recent history, men from a variety of backgrounds have come to the same conclusion: that the Bible is about Israel only. For example: In 1861, John Mason Neale translated an ancient twelfth century Latin hymn and its title was O Come, O Come Emmanuel. Ever since 1861, Christians have sung that hymn at Christmas time, especially at Advent. Do you know what the words really mean that you are singing? In 1878, Edward Hine wrote an article titled, Seven-Eighths of the Bible Misunderstood, wherein he explains that seven-eighths of the Bible is about national salvation, i.e. the national salvation of True Israel; whereas, only one-eighth of the Bible is about personal salvation. Did you know that? In the 1960’s, Pastor Sheldon Emry wrote an article title, An Open Letter to Any Minister Who Teaches the Jews Are Israel, wherein he is of the opinion that the Israel that exists today since 1948 is not the True Israel of the Bible. In 1998, Arnold E. Kennedy wrote a book titled, The Exclusiveness of Israel, wherein he legally proves using the King James Version of the Bible that the Bible in general is only about True Israel. So, here we are in the Twenty-First Century, and the Gospel that is preached today is totally convoluted from that which was preached in the First Century A.D. by Yahshuah and His disciples, i.e. the Gospel of the Kingdom. So, where did the so-called churches and pastors go wrong? By the way, is there really a hierarchy in the Bible? In order to find out what the truth really is, we have to look at the original languages in which the Bible was written and then translated. For example, the Old Testament was written in Hebrew and Aramaic, then translated into Greek. The New Testament was written in Hebrew and Greek. Both Testaments were put together and translated into Latin, then German, and finally into English, from which the entire world received their own translation of the Bible. So, what was the original meaning of the words used in the original languages, i.e. the etymology of the words. Once that is determined, then we can go onto the next phase and discuss types in the Bible. From there, what is the Law of First Mention? How should Bible prophecy be Interpreted? Who are the keys to Bible prophecy? Where are we in the Bible prophecy timeline? During these discussions, we will find out who Yahweh chose of all the families of the earth to make His own. The churches teach universalism. The question then becomes, Who was Yahweh’s Law given to? What are the Laws of Yahweh? And then the even bigger question becomes, Who was Yahshuah sent to? All of these questions and more will be answered as you read this book...

Brightness Falls

  • Category : Fiction
  • Author : Jay McInerney
  • ISBN : 0307763226
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Number of Pages : 432
  • Readers : 2003

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Combining the lyrical observation of F. Scott Fitzgerald with the laser-bright social satire of Evelyn Waugh, Jay McInerney gives us a novel that is stunningly accomplished and profoundly affecting. As he maps the fault lines spreading through the once-impenetrable marriage of Russell and Corrine Calloway and chronicles Russell's wildly ambitious scheme to seize control of the publishing house at which he works, Jay McInerney creates an elegy for New York in the 1980s. From the literary chimeras and corporate raiders to those dispossessed by the pandemonium of money and power, Brightness Falls captures a rash era at its moment of reckoning and gives reality back to a time that now seems decidedly unreal.

Impact of COVID-19 on human resources for health and policy response

  • Category : Medical
  • Author : Not Available
  • ISBN : 9240039007
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Number of Pages : Not Available
  • Readers : 7666

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: In the International Year of Health and Care Workers (2021) and in an effort to support countries in the design and implementation of strategies to address health workers’ problems during COVID-19, WHO’s Health Workforce Department and PAHO Sub-regional Programme for South America supported the development and analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on health workers and the policy responses via a number of country case studies. This paper offers a systematization of the policies and strategies adopted by the participating countries to face the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic on HRH from five South American country case studies: Bolivia (Plurinational State of), Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. It looks at the impact of COVID-19 on the health, occupational safety and working conditions of the HWF and on the strategies and mechanisms used by these countries to increase, maintain and protect human resources for health (HRH), in terms of their availability, training, protection, welfare, remuneration and financing. The information and lessons learned contribute to providing evidence and align policy priorities and objectives around the protection and care of the health workforce of the countries in the region, and highlight the need to improve investment in HRH as a priority strategy to strengthen resilience of health systems, ensuring continuity, optimal functioning, access and adequate coverage to the whole population. The target audience is health workers and policy makers.

I Am Pan!

  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Author : Mordicai Gerstein
  • ISBN : 1626727139
  • Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
  • Number of Pages : 80
  • Readers : 7089

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Mischievous from the moment he emerges howling and screeching from his mother's womb, Pan, god of the wild, creates pandemonium wherever he goes. Noise and confusion follow him as he steals arrows from Artemis, conceives panic, tricks the moon into falling in love with him, and saves the world from the monster, Typhon. With panache and a wicked pair of horns, Pan spreads chaos and laughter on the way to becoming Mount Olympus's most lovable pest. From Mordicai Gerstein, Caldecott Medal-winning author of The Man Who Walked Between the Towers, comes an irresistible picture book about Greek mythology's wildest, wackiest god. Gerstein's high-spirited paintings and rollicking sense of humor create an accessible introduction to an unforgettably vivacious hero.

Using Social and Information Technologies for Disaster and Crisis Management

  • Category : Technology & Engineering
  • Author : Jennex, Murray E.
  • ISBN : 1466627891
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Number of Pages : 326
  • Readers : 3717

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Using Social and Information Technologies for Disaster and Crisis Management highlights examples of disaster situations in recent years in which social and information technologies were useful in distributing and receiving information updates. This comprehensive collection brings together research for practitioners and researchers interested in the uses of information technology in crisis management.

Mathematics of The Big Four Casino Table Games

  • Category : Mathematics
  • Author : Mark Bollman
  • ISBN : 1000423840
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Number of Pages : 364
  • Readers : 1424

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BOOK OVERVIEWS: Mathematics is the basis of casino games, which are the bedrock of a $100 billion/year industry. Mathematics of the Big Four Casino Table Games: Blackjack, Baccarat, Craps, & Roulette takes an in-depth look at the four biggest table games in casinos: blackjack, baccarat, craps, and roulette. It guides readers through the mathematical principles that underpin these games and their different variations, providing insights that will be of huge interest to gamblers, casino managers, researchers, and students of mathematics. Features A valuable teaching resource, replete with exercises, for any course on gambling mathematics Suitable for a wide audience of professionals, researchers, and students Many practical applications for the gambling industry Mark Bollman is Professor of Mathematics and chair of the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science at Albion College in Albion, Michigan, and has taught 116 different courses in his career. Among these courses is "Mathematics of the Gaming Industry," where mathematics majors carefully study the math behind games of chance and travel to Las Vegas, Nevada, in order to compare theory and practice. He has also taken those ideas into Albion’s Honors Program in "Great Issues in Humanities: Perspectives on Gambling," which considers gambling from literary, philosophical, and historical points of view as well as mathematically. Mark has also authored Basic Gambling Mathematics: The Numbers Behind the Neon, Mathematics of Keno and Lotteries, and Mathematics of Casino Carnival Games.