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The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

A New York Times Bestseller A revolution is under way. In recent years, Google’s autonomous cars have logged thousands of miles on American highways and IBM’s Watson trounced the best human Jeopardy! players. Digital technologies—with hardware, software, and networks at their core—will in the near future diagnose diseases more accurately than doctors can, apply enormous data sets to transform retailing, and accomplish many tasks ...


The Whisper of Stars

Nick Jones, 2014

“Nick Jones’ debut is an action-packed sci-fi story that masterfully blends espionage with ultra-cool technology and delivers on its promising concept.” (One of the most trusted and authoritative voices in book discovery.) The Whisper of Stars is a fast-paced, futuristic thriller starring a tough, female protagonist. The year is 2091. With accelerated warming and global population out of control, the survival of ...


Brilliance (The Brilliance Saga, Book One)

Thomas & Mercer, 2013

A 2013 Edgar Award Nominee for Best Paperback Original In Wyoming, a little girl reads people’s darkest secrets by the way they fold their arms. In New York, a man sensing patterns in the stock market racks up $300 billion. In Chicago, a woman can go invisible by being where no one is looking. They’re called “brilliants,” and since 1980, one percent of people have been born this way. Nick Cooper is among them; a federal agent, Cooper ...


Build a Brilliant Bug Out Bag and Beyond! Essential prepper's kit to keep your family alive after a disaster, 2013

WITH OVER 60 REVIEWS THIS IS ONE OF THE MORE POPULAR BUG OUT BAG BOOKS ON AMAZON! Getting started with the concept of prepping can be a case of information overload. There is so much to think about and so much to do and purchase that people often give up on the idea before they even start. This book is especially for those people, it tells them all about the first item any prepper should have ready – a bug out bag. It explains what ...


A Thousand Splendid Suns
Khaled Hosseini

Riverhead Trade, 2008

After 103 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and with four million copies of The Kite Runner shipped, Khaled Hosseini returns with a beautiful, riveting, and haunting novel that confirms his place as one of the most important literary writers today. Propelled by the same superb instinct for storytelling that made The Kite Runner a beloved classic, A Thousand Splendid Suns is at once an incredible chronicle of thirty years of ...


A Better World (The Brilliance Saga, Book Two)

Thomas & Mercer, 2014

The brilliants changed everything. Since 1980, 1% of the world has been born with gifts we’d only dreamed of. The ability to sense a person’s most intimate secrets, or predict the stock market, or move virtually unseen. For thirty years the world has struggled with a growing divide between the exceptional...and the rest of us. Now a terrorist network led by brilliants has crippled three cities. Supermarket shelves stand empty. 911 calls ...


Smart but Scattered: The Revolutionary "Executive Skills" Approach to Helping Kids Reach Their Potential
Peg Dawson, Richard Guare

Guilford Press, 2009

There’s nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your “smart but scattered” child might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there’s a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many ...


A Beginners Guide To DSLR Photography - How To Create Brilliant Digital Photography Like A Pro (FREE BONUS ..., 2014

DISCOVER HOW TO USE YOUR DSLR CAMERA LIKE A PRO! Today only, get this Amazon bestseller for just $2.99. Regularly priced at $6.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device. ARE YOU READY TO LEARN HOW TO USE YOUR CAMERA TO TAKE STUNNING PHOTOGRAPHY LIKE A PRO? So you just got that new DSLR camera or you are planning on getting one shortly. Maybe photography has always been a small passion of yours and you finally ...


Invisibles: The Power of Anonymous Work in an Age of Relentless Self-Promotion

Portfolio, 2014

What do fact-checkers, anesthesiologists, U.N. interpreters, and structural engineers have in common? When they do their jobs poorly, the consequences can be catastrophic for their organizations. But when they do their jobs perfectly . . . they're invisible. For most of us, the better we perform the more attention we receive. Yet for many “Invisibles”—skilled professionals whose role is critical to whatever enterprise they’re a ...


Think Like a Freak: The Authors of Freakonomics Offer to Retrain Your Brain

William Morrow, 2014

The New York Times bestselling Freakonomics changed the way we see the world, exposing the hidden side of just about everything. Then came SuperFreakonomics , a documentary film, an award-winning podcast, and more. Now, with Think Like a Freak , Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner have written their most revolutionary book yet. With their trademark blend of captivating storytelling and unconventional analysis, they take us inside ...


My Brilliant Friend (Neapolitan Novels)

Europa, 2012

A modern masterpiece from one of Italy’s most acclaimed authors, My Brilliant Friend is a rich, intense, and generous-hearted story about two friends, Elena and Lila. Ferrante’s inimitable style lends itself perfectly to a meticulous portrait of these two women that is also the story of a nation and a touching meditation on the nature of friendship.   The story begins in the 1950s, in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of ...


Lost Victories: The War Memoirs of Hilter's Most Brilliant General (Zenith Military Classics)
Erich Manstein

Zenith Press, 2004

Originally published in Germany in 1955, and in England and the United States in 1958, this classic memoir of WWII by a man who was an acknowledged military genius and probably Germany's top WWII general, is now made available again. Field Marshal Erich von Manstein described his book as a personal narrative of a soldier, discussing only those matters that had direct bearing on events in the military field. The essential thing, as he wrote, is ...


The Defiance (Brilliant Darkness), 2013

Read The Defiance (Brilliant Darkness, #2), the highly anticipated sequel to The Scourge (Brilliant Darkness, #1), a 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Award Finalist! Praise for The Defiance: “I absolutely LOVED The Defiance! No, I more than loved it! It was breathtaking, intense, romantic, suspenseful . . . the list could go on and on!” -- ARC review THE DEFIANCE (Brilliant Darkness, #2) Suspicion Trust. Fear Compassion. ...


Menopause (52 Brilliant Ideas)

Infinite Ideas, 2011

Menopause brings together over 50 inspiring ideas for taking control of your menopause, and turning what might otherwise be a difficult, challenging and isolating time into an experience that will leave you more vital, more energetic and more positive than ever before. With tips and advice on everything from dealing with the physical changes, to coming to terms with the psychological effects the menopause brings, via fantastic beauty and health ...


One Simple Idea: Turn Your Dreams into a Licensing Goldmine While Letting Others Do the Work
Stephen Key

McGraw-Hill, 2011

Turn your one simple idea into millions—without lifting a finger! “Ever heard of Teddy Ruxpin or Lazer Tag? Both have Stephen Key’s mark on them. He is the Yoda or ‘renting’ ideas for serious passive income. From how-to to war stories, this is a great book.” —Tim Ferriss, author of The 4-Hour Workweek “Mr. Key’s brilliance, wisdom, and insight will make you rich. Buy this book!” —Mark Victor Hansen, bestselling ...


A Cowboy for Christmas

Brilliant Book Press, 2009

When her estranged brother passes, Missy is suddenly an unwanted co-owner to Ocean View Stables by Florence, Oregon. Missy wants to start over somewhere new after her old boss burned her. She's jobless and has a wrongly ruined reputation, so this works out perfectly . . . until she meets the cowboy running the place. Brent built his dream with determination and his two hands; he's responsible for everything that happens there. Secretly, he feels ...


The Scourge (Brilliant Darkness Book 1), 2013

Seventeen-year-old Groundling, Fennel, is Sightless. She's never been able to see her lush forest home, but she knows its secrets. She knows how the shadows shift when she passes under a canopy of trees. She knows how to hide in the cool, damp caves when the Scourge comes. She knows how devious and arrogant the Groundlings' tree-dwelling neighbors, the Lofties, can be. And she's always known this day would come--the day she faces the Scourge ...


Moleskine Classic Notebook, Large, Ruled, Brilliant Violet, Hard Cover (5 x 8.25) (Classic Notebooks)

Moleskine, 2013

The Moleskine Large Ruled Notebook now comes in brilliant violet, for a burst of colour. The hard cover is bound in cardboard with rounded corners and a violet elastic enclosure and bookmark. The 240 ruled pages are made from acid-free, ivory coloured paper. The notebook includes a violet expandable inner pocket for loose notes and cards.


F in Exams: The Very Best Totally Wrong Test Answers
Richard Benson

Chronicle Books, 2011

"F" stands for "funny" in this perfect gift for students or anyone who has ever had to struggle through a test and needs a good laugh. Celebrating the creative side of failure in a way we can all relate to, F in Exams gathers the most hilarious and inventive test answers provided by students who, faced with a question they have no hope of getting right, decide to have a little fun instead. Whether in science (Q: What is the highest frequency ...


The Group: A Novel (Open Road)

Open Road Media, 2013

Mary McCarthy’s bold and brilliant bestselling novel about the lives of eight upper-middle-class friends—an unabashed look at marriage, motherhood, career, and sexuality for women in interwar America At Vassar, they were known as “the group”—eight young women of privilege, the closest of friends, an eclectic mix of vibrant personalities. A week after graduation in 1933, they all gather for the wedding of Kay Strong, one of their ...



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