Pdf ebook: Station Eleven

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Summary: National Book Award finalist, New York Times bestseller, Globe and Mail bestseller, and a Best Book of the Year in The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post,

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 1443434884
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Views: 357
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Description: National Book Award finalist, New York Times bestseller, Globe and Mail bestseller, and a Best Book of the Year in The Globe and Mail, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and Time magazine Day One The Georgia Flu explodes over the surface of the earth like a neutron bomb. News reports put the mortality rate at over 99%. Week Two Civilization has crumbled. Year Twenty A band of actors and musicians, called the Travelling Symphony, move through the territories of a changed world, performing concerts and Shakespeare at the settlements that have formed. Twenty years after the pandemic, life feels relatively safe. But now a new danger looms, and it threatens the world every hopeful survivor has tried to rebuild. Moving backward and forward in time, from the glittering years just before the collapse to the strange and altered world that exists twenty years after, Station Eleven charts the unexpected twists of fate that connect six people: celebrated actor Arthur Leander; Jeevan, a bystander warned about the flu just in time; Arthur's first wife, Miranda; Arthur's oldest friend, Clark; Kirsten, an actress with the Travelling Symphony; and the mysterious and self-proclaimed "prophet." Sometimes terrifying, sometimes tender, Station Eleven tells a story about the fragility of life, the relationships that sustain us, and the beauty of the world as we know it.


Pdf ebook: All the Light We Cannot See

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Summary: *Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book* A National Book Award Finalist* From Anthony Doerr, the highly acclaimed, multipl

  • Author : Anthony Doerr
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1476746605
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 544
  • Language: English
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Description: *Winner of the Pulitzer Prize* A New York Times Book Review Top Ten Book* A National Book Award Finalist* From Anthony Doerr, the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning author of Cloud Cuckoo Land, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II. *Soon to be a Netflix limited series from the producers of Stranger Things* Marie-Laure lives in Paris near the Museum of Natural History, where her father works. When she is twelve, the Nazis occupy Paris and father and daughter flee to the walled citadel of Saint-Malo, where Marie-Laure’s reclusive great uncle lives in a tall house by the sea. With them they carry what might be the museum’s most valuable and dangerous jewel. In a mining town in Germany, Werner Pfennig, an orphan, grows up with his younger sister, enchanted by a crude radio they find that brings them news and stories from places they have never seen or imagined. Werner becomes an expert at building and fixing these crucial new instruments and is enlisted to use his talent to track down the resistance. Deftly interweaving the lives of Marie-Laure and Werner, Doerr illuminates the ways, against all odds, people try to be good to one another. Doerr’s “stunning sense of physical detail and gorgeous metaphors” (San Francisco Chronicle) are dazzling. Ten years in the writing, a National Book Award finalist, All the Light We Cannot See is a magnificent, deeply moving novel from a writer “whose sentences never fail to thrill” (Los Angeles Times).


Pdf ebook: Freakonomics Rev Ed

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Summary: The legendary bestseller that made millions look at the world in a radically different way returns in a new edition, now including an exclusive discussion

  • Author : Steven D. Levitt,Stephen J. Dubner
  • Publisher: Harper Collins
  • ISBN: 0061792802
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 336
  • Language: English
  • Views: 451
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Description: The legendary bestseller that made millions look at the world in a radically different way returns in a new edition, now including an exclusive discussion between the authors and bestselling professor of psychology Angela Duckworth. Which is more dangerous, a gun or a swimming pool? Which should be feared more: snakes or french fries? Why do sumo wrestlers cheat? In this groundbreaking book, leading economist Steven Levitt—Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and winner of the American Economic Association’s John Bates Clark medal for the economist under 40 who has made the greatest contribution to the discipline—reveals that the answers. Joined by acclaimed author and podcast host Stephen J. Dubner, Levitt presents a brilliant—and brilliantly entertaining—account of how incentives of the most hidden sort drive behavior in ways that turn conventional wisdom on its head.


Pdf ebook: Outliers

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Summary: From the bestselling author of The Bomber Mafia, learn what sets high achievers apart—from Bill Gates to the Beatles—in this seminal work from "a singu

  • Author : Malcolm Gladwell
  • Publisher: Little, Brown
  • ISBN: 0316040347
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Views: 754
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Description: From the bestselling author of The Bomber Mafia, learn what sets high achievers apart—from Bill Gates to the Beatles—in this seminal work from "a singular talent" (New York Times Book Review). In this stunning book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of "outliers"—the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way he explains the secrets of software billionaires, what it takes to be a great soccer player, why Asians are good at math, and what made the Beatles the greatest rock band. Brilliant and entertaining, Outliers is a landmark work that will simultaneously delight and illuminate.


Pdf ebook: Historical Painting Techniques, Materials, and Studio Practice

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Summary: Bridging the fields of conservation, art history, and museum curating, this volume contains the principal papers from an international symposium titled "Hi

  • Author : Arie Wallert
  • Publisher: Getty Publications
  • ISBN: 0892363223
  • Genre: Art
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: Bridging the fields of conservation, art history, and museum curating, this volume contains the principal papers from an international symposium titled "Historical Painting Techniques, Materials, and Studio Practice" at the University of Leiden in Amsterdam, Netherlands, from June 26 to 29, 1995. The symposium—designed for art historians, conservators, conservation scientists, and museum curators worldwide—was organized by the Department of Art History at the University of Leiden and the Art History Department of the Central Research Laboratory for Objects of Art and Science in Amsterdam. Twenty-five contributors representing museums and conservation institutions throughout the world provide recent research on historical painting techniques, including wall painting and polychrome sculpture. Topics cover the latest art historical research and scientific analyses of original techniques and materials, as well as historical sources, such as medieval treatises and descriptions of painting techniques in historical literature. Chapters include the painting methods of Rembrandt and Vermeer, Dutch 17th-century landscape painting, wall paintings in English churches, Chinese paintings on paper and canvas, and Tibetan thangkas. Color plates and black-and-white photographs illustrate works from the Middle Ages to the 20th century.


Pdf ebook: Bass Tab White Pages (Songbook)

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Summary: (Bass Recorded Versions). A must-have for any bass player! This outstanding 200-song collection features note-for-note bass transcriptions with tab, straig

  • Author : Hal Leonard Corp.
  • Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
  • ISBN: 145842622X
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 1024
  • Language: English
  • Views: 804
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Description: (Bass Recorded Versions). A must-have for any bass player! This outstanding 200-song collection features note-for-note bass transcriptions with tab, straight from the original recordings. All styles of music are represented in this massive compilation. Includes: All Apologies * All Shook Up * Another One Bites the Dust * Are You Gonna Go My Way * Baby Love * Bad Medicine * Badge * Barracuda * Beast of Burden * Blue on Black * Blue Suede Shoes * Blueberry Hill * Brass in Pocket * Bulls on Parade * Carry on Wayward Son * Cherry Pie * Come Out and Play * Come to My Window * Come Together * Couldn't Stand the Weather * Detroit Rock City * Eight Days a Week * Fly Away * Free Ride * Get Ready * Great Balls of Fire * Hard to Handle * Hey Joe * Hey Man Nice Shot * Higher Ground * I Can See for Miles * I Fought the Law * The Impression That I Get * Into the Great Wide Open * Iris * Iron Man * Jessica * Learn to Fly * Maggie May * Maria Maria * Money * My Girl * Oye Como Va * Paperback Writer * Paranoid * Pride and Joy * Riding with the King * Semi-Charmed Life * Sultans of Swing * Under Pressure * Walk of Life * Would? * Wonderwall * and many more!


Pdf ebook: Good Leaders Ask Great Questions

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Summary: A #1 New York Times bestselling author and leadership expert answers questions from his readers about what it takes to be in charge and make a difference.

  • Author : John C. Maxwell
  • Publisher: Center Street
  • ISBN: 1455548057
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1085
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Description: A #1 New York Times bestselling author and leadership expert answers questions from his readers about what it takes to be in charge and make a difference. John Maxwell, America's #1 leadership authority, has mastered the art of asking questions, using them to learn and grow, connect with people, challenge himself, improve his team, and develop better ideas. Questions have literally changed Maxwell's life. In GOOD LEADERS ASK GREAT QUESTIONS, he shows how they can change yours, teaching why questions are so important, what questions you should ask yourself as a leader, and what questions you should be asking your team. Maxwell also opened the floodgates and invited people from around the world to ask him any leadership question. He answers seventy of them--the best of the best--including . . . What are the top skills required to lead people through difficult times? How do I get started in leadership? How do I motivate an unmotivated person? How can I succeed working under poor leadership? When is the right time for a successful leader to move on to a new position? How do you move people into your inner circle? No matter whether you are a seasoned leader at the top of your game or a newcomer wanting to take the first steps into leadership, this book will change the way you look at questions and improve your leadership life.


Pdf ebook: On Food and Cooking

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Summary: A kitchen classic for over 35 years, and hailed by Time magazine as "a minor masterpiece" when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible

  • Author : Harold McGee
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416556370
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Number of Pages: 896
  • Language: English
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Description: A kitchen classic for over 35 years, and hailed by Time magazine as "a minor masterpiece" when it first appeared in 1984, On Food and Cooking is the bible which food lovers and professional chefs worldwide turn to for an understanding of where our foods come from, what exactly they're made of, and how cooking transforms them into something new and delicious. For its twentieth anniversary, Harold McGee prepared a new, fully revised and updated edition of On Food and Cooking. He has rewritten the text almost completely, expanded it by two-thirds, and commissioned more than 100 new illustrations. As compulsively readable and engaging as ever, the new On Food and Cooking provides countless eye-opening insights into food, its preparation, and its enjoyment. On Food and Cooking pioneered the translation of technical food science into cook-friendly kitchen science and helped birth the inventive culinary movement known as "molecular gastronomy." Though other books have been written about kitchen science, On Food and Cooking remains unmatched in the accuracy, clarity, and thoroughness of its explanations, and the intriguing way in which it blends science with the historical evolution of foods and cooking techniques. Among the major themes addressed throughout the new edition are: · Traditional and modern methods of food production and their influences on food quality · The great diversity of methods by which people in different places and times have prepared the same ingredients · Tips for selecting the best ingredients and preparing them successfully · The particular substances that give foods their flavors, and that give us pleasure · Our evolving knowledge of the health benefits and risks of foods On Food and Cooking is an invaluable and monumental compendium of basic information about ingredients, cooking methods, and the pleasures of eating. It will delight and fascinate anyone who has ever cooked, savored, or wondered about food.


Pdf ebook: The Psychology of Socialism

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Summary: First published in 1899 during a period of crisis for French democracy, The Psychology of Socialism details Le Bon's view of socialism and radicalism prima

  • Author : Gustave Le Bon
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351475894
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 466
  • Language: English
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Description: First published in 1899 during a period of crisis for French democracy, The Psychology of Socialism details Le Bon's view of socialism and radicalism primarily as religious movements. The emotionalism and hysteria of the period-especially as manifested during the Dreyfuss Affair-convinced Le Bon that most political controversy is based neither on reasoned deliberation nor rational interest, but on a psychology that partakes of contatgion andhysteria. Le Bon points to the irrationality of religion and uses the religiosity of socialism to debunk socialism as an irrational movement based on hatred and jealousy.


Pdf ebook: The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature

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Summary: The Best Nonfiction Masterpiece of the 20th Century? “There are two lives, the natural and the spiritual, and we must lose the one before we can particip

  • Author : William James
  • Publisher: Xist Publishing
  • ISBN: 1681950898
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 389
  • Language: English
  • Views: 686
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Description: The Best Nonfiction Masterpiece of the 20th Century? “There are two lives, the natural and the spiritual, and we must lose the one before we can participate in the other.” - William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature The Varieties of Religious Experience: A Study in Human Nature is not a book about a specific religion. The author, psychologist Williams James does not try to convince the reader one religion is better than the other. He doesn’t even make a case for atheism and the scientific approach. The book is in fact about human nature and how we experience religion at a psychological level. Xist Publishing is a digital-first publisher. Xist Publishing creates books for the touchscreen generation and is dedicated to helping everyone develop a lifetime love of reading, no matter what form it takes


Pdf ebook: Rhythms of the Brain

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Summary: This book provides eloquent support for the idea that spontaneous neuron activity, far from being mere noise, is actually the source of our cognitive abili

  • Author : Gyorgy Buzsaki
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019804125X
  • Genre: Medical
  • Number of Pages: 464
  • Language: English
  • Views: 1581
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Description: This book provides eloquent support for the idea that spontaneous neuron activity, far from being mere noise, is actually the source of our cognitive abilities. In a sequence of "cycles," György Buzsáki guides the reader from the physics of oscillations through neuronal assembly organization to complex cognitive processing and memory storage. His clear, fluid writing-accessible to any reader with some scientific knowledge-is supplemented by extensive footnotes and references that make it just as gratifying and instructive a read for the specialist. The coherent view of a single author who has been at the forefront of research in this exciting field, this volume is essential reading for anyone interested in our rapidly evolving understanding of the brain.


Pdf ebook: Pigs Might Fly

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Summary: Interest in Pink Floyd remains as intense as ever even 40 years after the release of Dark Side of the Moon, with lavish box-sets collecting demos and out-t

  • Author : Mark Blake
  • Publisher: Aurum
  • ISBN: 1845137485
  • Genre: Music
  • Number of Pages: 200
  • Language: English
  • Views: 608
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Description: Interest in Pink Floyd remains as intense as ever even 40 years after the release of Dark Side of the Moon, with lavish box-sets collecting demos and out-takes, and Roger Waters’ world tours of The Wall playing to packed stadiums. Now, Mark Blake’s superbly comprehensive and engrossing history of the group, rightly acclaimed as the definitive book on the band, has been fully revised and extended with new interviews to bring the story up to date with the recent appearances of David Gilmour and Nick Mason with Roger Waters at a London date on his The Wall tour.