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The Theoretical Minimum

Author : Leonard Susskind
ISBN : 9780465038923
Genre : Science
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A Wall Street Journal Best Book of 2013 If you ever regretted not taking physics in college--or simply want to know how to think like a physicist--this is the book for you. In this bestselling introduction, physicist Leonard Susskind and hacker-scientist George Hrabovsky offer a first course in physics and associated math for the ardent amateur. Challenging, lucid, and concise, The Theoretical Minimum provides a tool kit for amateur scientists to learn physics at their own pace.
Category: Science

The History Of Bees

Author : Maja Lunde
ISBN : 9781501161391
Genre : Fiction
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#1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER “Imagine The Leftovers, but with honey.” —Elle “[The History of Bees has] been likened to Emily St. John Mandel’s 2014 sci-fi novel Station Eleven, with good reason.” —Minneapolis Star-Tribune In the spirit of Station Eleven and Never Let Me Go, this dazzling and ambitious literary debut follows three generations of beekeepers from the past, present, and future, weaving a spellbinding story of their relationship to the bees—and to their children and one another—against the backdrop of an urgent, global crisis. England, 1852. William is a biologist and seed merchant, who sets out to build a new type of beehive—one that will give both him and his children honor and fame. United States, 2007. George is a beekeeper fighting an uphill battle against modern farming, but hopes that his son can be their salvation. China, 2098. Tao hand paints pollen onto the fruit trees now that the bees have long since disappeared. When Tao’s young son is taken away by the authorities after a tragic accident, she sets out on a grueling journey to find out what happened to him. Haunting, illuminating, and deftly written, The History of Bees joins these three very different narratives into one gripping and thought-provoking story that is just as much about the powerful bond between children and parents as it is about our very relationship to nature and humanity.
Category: Fiction

The Sea

Author : John Banville
ISBN : 030742930X
Genre : Fiction
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In this luminous new novel about love, loss, and the unpredictable power of memory, John Banville introduces us to Max Morden, a middle-aged Irishman who has gone back to the seaside town where he spent his summer holidays as a child to cope with the recent loss of his wife. It is also a return to the place where he met the Graces, the well-heeled family with whom he experienced the strange suddenness of both love and death for the first time. What Max comes to understand about the past, and about its indelible effects on him, is at the center of this elegiac, gorgeously written novel — among the finest we have had from this masterful writer. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Fiction

In Unsern Tr Umen Weihnachtet Es Schon

Author : Hans Fallada
ISBN : 9783841203625
Genre : Fiction
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Weihnachten mit Fallada, Tucholsky & Co. Dem Glanz der Weihnacht haben die großen Schriftsteller ihre schönsten Geschichten und Gedichte gewidmet: Sie erzählen vom süßen Duft und stillen Glück dieser Zeit, von richtigen und falschen Geschenken, den Sorgen und Streitereien zum Fest, das immer dann, wenn alles schiefzugehen scheint, seine Magie erst richtig entfaltet. Mal märchenhaft und melancholisch, mal heiter und humoristisch – eine zauberhafte Lektüre für die ganze Familie. Mit Texten von Goethe, Heine, Morgenstern, Rilke, Ringelnatz, Storm, Fallada, Tucholsky u. v. a.
Category: Fiction

Brave New World

Author : Aldous Huxley
ISBN : 0758305370
Genre : Collectivism
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Originally published in 1932, Huxley's terrifying vision of a controlled and emotionless future Utopian society is truly startling in its prediction of modern scientific and cultural phenomena, including test-tube babies and rampant drug abuse.
Category: Collectivism

Black Seconds

Author : Karin Fossum
ISBN : 0547537549
Genre : Fiction
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Ida Joner gets on her brand-new bike and sets off toward town. A good-natured, happy girl, she is looking forward to her tenth birthday. Thirty-five minutes after Ida should have come home, her mother starts to worry. She phones store owners, Ida’s friends—anyone who could have seen her. But no one has. Suspicion immediately falls on Emil Mork, a local character who lives alone and hasn’t spoken since childhood. His mother insists on cleaning his house weekly—although she’s sometimes afraid of what she might find there. A mother’s worst nightmare in either case—to lose a child or to think a child capable of murder. As Ida’s relatives reach the breaking point and the media frenzy surrounding the case begins, Inspector Konrad Sejer is his usual calm and reassuring self. But he’s puzzled. And disturbed. This is the strangest case he’s seen in years.
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Theater Der Welt

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ISBN : UCAL:B3099574
Genre : Performing Arts
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Category: Performing Arts

The Specter Of Capital

Author : Joseph Vogl
ISBN : 9780804792967
Genre : Business & Economics
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In his brilliant interdisciplinary analysis of the global financial crisis, Joseph Vogl aims to demystify finance capitalism—with its bewildering array of new instruments—by tracing the historical stages through which the financial market achieved its current autonomy. Classical and neoclassical economic theorists have played a decisive role here. Ignoring early warnings about the instability of speculative finance markets, they have persisted in their belief in the inherent equilibrium of the market, describing even major crises as mere aberrations or adjustments and rationalizing dubious financial practices that escalate risk while seeking to manage it. "The market knows best": this is a secular version of Adam Smith's faith in the market's "invisible hand," his economic interpretation of eighteenth-century providentialist theodicy, which subsequently hardened into an "oikodicy," an unquestioning belief in the self-regulating beneficence of market forces. Vogl shows that financial theory, assisted by mathematical modeling and digital technology, itself operates as a "hidden hand," pushing economic reality into unknown territory. He challenges economic theorists to move beyond the neoclassical paradigm to discern the true contours of the current epoch of financial convulsions.
Category: Business & Economics