An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Sparkling with mystery, humor and the uncanny, this is a fun read.

Author: Hank Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524743453

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Sparkling with mystery, humor and the uncanny, this is a fun read. But beneath its effervescent tone, more complex themes are at play.” —San Francisco Chronicle In his wildly entertaining debut novel, Hank Green—cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow—spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined. The Carls just appeared. Roaming through New York City at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship—like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor—April and her best friend, Andy, make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day, April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world—from Beijing to Buenos Aires—and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight. Seizing the opportunity to make her mark on the world, April now has to deal with the consequences her new particular brand of fame has on her relationships, her safety, and her own identity. And all eyes are on April to figure out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us. Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring for the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye. The beginning of an exciting fiction career, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a bold and insightful novel of now.

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor

Did the Carls ever really leave us, and what happens if they're here to stay? A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor is a bold and brilliant conclusion that asks whether anyone has the right to change the world forever.

Author: Hank Green

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147322425X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 820

'Adventurous, witty and compelling' Library Journal (starred review) The hugely anticipated sequel to Hank Green's #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing The statutes disappeared the same way they appeared, in an instant. While they were on Earth, they caused confusion and destruction without ever lifting a finger. Well, that's not exactly true. Part of their impact was the untimely death of April May: a young woman who stumbled into their path and named them the Carls, gaining viral fame and putting herself in the middle of an avalanche of conspiracy theories. Now, the world is as confused as ever. Andy has picked up April's mantle of fame, speaking at conferences and online about the world post-Carls; Maya, ravaged by grief, begins to follow a string of mysteries that she is convinced will lead her to April; and Miranda infiltrates a new scientific operation . . . one that might have repercussions beyond anyone's comprehension. As they each get further down their own paths, a series of clues arrive - mysterious books that seem to predict the future and control the actions of their readers - which seem to suggest April may be very much alive . . . But there's a new threat. A growing force that wants to control our reality. Did the Carls ever really leave us, and what happens if they're here to stay? A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor is a bold and brilliant conclusion that asks whether anyone has the right to change the world forever. 'A raucous, boldly inventive tale' Booklist (starred review) 'A hopeful read that provides a Black Mirror-like warning of new technology without the heavy feeling of dread' USA Today

A Beautifully Foolish Endeavour

The Carls disappeared the same way they appeared, in an instant.

Author: Hank Green

Publisher: Trapeze

ISBN: 9781473224223

Category:

Page: 320

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The Carls disappeared the same way they appeared, in an instant. While they were on Earth, they caused confusion and destruction without ever lifting a finger. Part of their maelstrom was the sudden viral fame and untimely death of April May: a young woman who stumbled into Carl's path, giving them their name, becoming their advocate, and putting herself in the middle of an avalanche of conspiracy theories

The Six Ways of Atheism

So it would indeed be an absolutely remarkable thing if there was an omnipotent
entity and that same entity was also by nature morally the best entity among the
millions upon millions of entities that have existed . Yet God would have to be ...

Author: Geoffrey Berg

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780954395667

Category: Atheism

Page: 175

View: 831

Geoffrey Berg, a graduate of Cambridge University, England, believes the case for atheism has never been put in as forceful and logically cogent a way as it merits, least of all by the great philosophers. In this book he sets out to remedy that by strengthening some traditional atheistic arguments and by initiating some new logical arguments for atheism. Geoffrey Berg develops six simple completely logical arguments in clear language that practically everybody can understand in a way that has never been done before to prove that belief in God is not merely unsupported by Logic but is actually contrary to Logic. This is a groundbreaking book because it is probably the first attempt by a single author that devotes an entire book to absolutely disproving the existence of God, all the time matching verbal arguments with strictly logical formulations of the argument. It aims to crystallize the case for atheism in a way that has not been done before. It is likely in retrospect to be seen as a landmark book because some of the novel arguments in this book are likely to be used hereafter by people around the world.

India Pakistan Relations

An absolutely remarkable thing ; dead give away . These are people at the level
of Assistant Secretary of Defence . So the point I am trying to make is not that we
make a big thing of Pakistan , not really having an active nuclear arsenal under ...

Author: P. M. Kamath

Publisher: Bibliophile South Asia

ISBN: 9788185002477

Category: India

Page: 333

View: 803

Arises Out Of A Seminar Held At Bombay In April 2004. Papers On Different Facets Of The Theme - India-Pakistan Relations - 14 Contributions By Eminent Thinkers Are Present Here - Covers Economic And Political Relations And Suggestions In Respective Areas.

Stronger Faster and More Beautiful

If you can dream it, you can be it. Science will make us smarter, healthier, flawless in every way. Our future is boundless. MORE BEAUTIFUL This is a story that begins tomorrow. It's a story about us. It's a story about who comes after us.

Author: Arwen Elys Dayton

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0525580972

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 452

“If you love Black Mirror, this…will send shivers down your spine.”—Teen Vogue "Appealing to fans of Black Mirror and Westworld, it’s a thrilling read that explores an exciting and terrifying near-future." —Paste "[An] extraordinary work...groundbreaking in both form and substance." —Hypable This “powerful, poignant, and action-packed” (Bustle) novel is a twisted look into the future, exploring the lengths we'll go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimen and what it means to be human at all. The future is curious. STRONGER Today our bodies define us. We color our hair; tattoo our skin; pierce our ears, brows, noses. We lift weights, run miles, break records. We are flesh and blood and bone. FASTER Tomorrow has different rules. The future is no longer about who we are--it's about who we want to be. If you can dream it, you can be it. Science will make us smarter, healthier, flawless in every way. Our future is boundless. MORE BEAUTIFUL This is a story that begins tomorrow. It's a story about us. It's a story about who comes after us. And it's a story about perfection. Because perfection has a way of getting ugly. A WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST SCIENCE FICTION BOOK OF 2018 A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF 2018 5 STARRED REVIEWS! "A deep and suddenly necessary exploration of the beautiful and terrible futures we face. Every story leaves you desperate for more. Somehow, the further from today Dayton travels, the more real it becomes." --Hank Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing "An alternately charming and horrifying exploration of what it means to be human and how far we'll go in pursuit of personal and societal 'perfection.' I devoured this book." --Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken and The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

Ingredients

' Daniel J. Levitin, author of Successful Aging and This is Your Brain on Music 'If you crossed Bill Nye with Stephen Colbert, you'd get George Zaidan. Ingredients is a masterful piece of science writing.

Author: George Zaidan

Publisher: Prelude Books

ISBN: 0715653989

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 992

Cheese puffs. Coffee. Sunscreen. Vapes. Hand sanitiser. George Zaidan reveals the weird science behind everyday items that may or may not kill you, depending on whom you ask. If you want easy answers, this book is not for you. But if you’re curious which health studies to trust, what dense scientific jargon really means, and how to make better choices when it comes to food and health – dive right in! Zaidan makes chemistry more fun than potions class as he reveals exactly what science can (and can’t) tell us about the packaged ingredients we buy in the supermarket. He demystifies the ingredients of life and death – and explains how we know whether something is good or bad for you – in exquisite, hilarious detail at breakneck speed. PRAISE FOR INGREDIENTS 'If you ever thought that chemistry might be really interesting (it is), but your eyes glazed over in high school chem class, this is the book for you. George Zaidan will keep you laughing out loud as he shares the wonders of our most useful, practical science, with brilliant analogies that even an 11-year old can understand.' Daniel J. Levitin, author of Successful Aging and This is Your Brain on Music 'If you crossed Bill Nye with Stephen Colbert, you'd get George Zaidan. Ingredients is a masterful piece of science writing.' Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive 'Ingredients lifts the film from our eyes with humour and reassurance.' Hank Green, author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing 'At last, a book on nutrition that tries to make you understand how little we know instead of offering blanket prognostications. If instead of a simple solution, you want a guide to how to think about health, this is it.' Zach and Kelly Weinersmith, New York Times best-selling authors of Soonish 'Ingredients, is everything that should lead you to expect: funny, edgy, fascinating, dismaying, reassuring, and overall just incredibly smart.' Deborah Blum, Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Poison Squad 'You should buy Ingredients because it teaches you how to think better - like a smart, informed, and wickedly funny scientist.' Sam Kean, author of The Disappearing Spoon 'Omfg this book is FABULOUS! It's hilarious, insightful, sassy, and reassuring. A delightful roller-coaster of science communication.' Kallie Moore, Co-host of PBS Eons

From a Certain Point of View The Empire Strikes Back Star Wars

To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies’ longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House will donate $100,000 to First Book and Disney/Lucasfilm will donate 100,000 children’s books—valued at ...

Author: Seth Dickinson

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0593157753

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

View: 514

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Celebrate the legacy of The Empire Strikes Back with this exciting reimagining of the timeless film featuring new perspectives from forty acclaimed authors. On May 21, 1980, Star Wars became a true saga with the release of The Empire Strikes Back. In honor of the fortieth anniversary, forty storytellers re-create an iconic scene from The Empire Strikes Back through the eyes of a supporting character, from heroes and villains, to droids and creatures. From a Certain Point of View features contributions by bestselling authors and trendsetting artists: • Austin Walker explores the unlikely partnership of bounty hunters Dengar and IG-88 as they pursue Han Solo. • Hank Green chronicles the life of a naturalist caring for tauntauns on the frozen world of Hoth. • Tracy Deonn delves into the dark heart of the Dagobah cave where Luke confronts a terrifying vision. • Martha Wells reveals the world of the Ugnaught clans who dwell in the depths of Cloud City. • Mark Oshiro recounts the wampa's tragic tale of loss and survival. • Seth Dickinson interrogates the cost of serving a ruthless empire aboard the bridge of a doomed Imperial starship. Plus more hilarious, heartbreaking, and astonishing tales from: Tom Angleberger, Sarwat Chadda, S.A. Chakraborty, Mike Chen, Adam Christopher, Katie Cook, Zoraida Córdova, Delilah S. Dawson, Alexander Freed, Jason Fry, Christie Golden, Rob Hart, Lydia Kang, Michael Kogge, R. F. Kuang, C. B. Lee, Mackenzi Lee, John Jackson Miller, Michael Moreci, Daniel José Older, Amy Ratcliffe, Beth Revis, Lilliam Rivera, Cavan Scott, Emily Skrutskie, Karen Strong, Anne Toole, Catherynne M. Valente, Django Wexler, Kiersten White, Gary Whitta, Brittany N. Williams, Charles Yu, Jim Zub All participating authors have generously forgone any compensation for their stories. Instead, their proceeds will be donated to First Book—a leading nonprofit that provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to educators and organizations serving children in need. To further celebrate the launch of this book and both companies’ longstanding relationships with First Book, Penguin Random House will donate $100,000 to First Book and Disney/Lucasfilm will donate 100,000 children’s books—valued at $1,000,000—to support First Book and their mission of providing equal access to quality education.

Resource sharing and information networks

When you think over the complexity of those standards and the kinds of
participation that was necessary to bring them into being , it ' s an absolutely
remarkable thing to me that it has happened at all . That ' s a national role that
needs to be ...

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Debates of the Senate Official Report Hansard

One Canadian described it as “ an absolutely remarkable thing ” with potential
benefit as a tourist attraction A U.S. delegate raised another issue of concern to
the to both Canada and the United States . It was agreed that the United States ...

Author: Canada. Parliament. Senate

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Category: Canada

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The Christmas Bookseller

His cousin, Albertina Crichton, even went further, and asked him to marry her, or
did the next thing to it. The utterly remarkable thing is that he did marry her, and
on their wedding day left his newly espoused bride in London, and hurried off to ...

Author: Henry Sotheran Ltd

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RNWY

In a social-media driven 24th century, an antisocial fashion editor and a hated reality star must save the solar system while rediscovering what's truly important.

Author: P. A. Lopez

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781087855295

Category: Fiction

Page: 494

View: 564

Alien invasion? Worst fashion week ever. In the year 2399, an antisocial fashion editor and a frustrated supermodel / reality star must save the solar system from an alien invasion. "Science fiction for the social media age, perfectly geared to miniseries adaptation." - Publishers Weekly's BookLife "Razor sharp" - IndieReader

Planning Global Information Infrastructure

One of the most important things is the human network , as I have repeatedly
stressed many times . The human network is ... a remarkable thing . The
University of Maribor created it almost overnight - - an absolutely remarkable
achievement .

Author: Ching-Chih Chen

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 547

View: 752


Masterworks of Man Nature

The absolutely remarkable thing about Costa Rica's sole listing is that it covers
over 10 % of the country's total land area . This is a great testimony to Costa
Rica's dedication and commitment , not just to the World Heritage Convention ,
but to ...

Author: Mark Swadling

Publisher: World Heaitage Pub

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 447

View: 468

Volume, organized by geographic location, which illustrates the ways in which our cultural heritage is tied to the Earth's natural heritage. Examines the ways in which our actions today determine our future.

The Parliamentary Debates

It is a most I say that I hold that there is absolutely remarkable fact that the
Government nothing within reasonable limits ... remarkable thing that the two so
because you have not ventured to people placed in the greatest peril were
challenge it .

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

Publisher:

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Category: Great Britain

Page:

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Hansard s Parliamentary Debates

It is a most I say that I hold that there is absolutely remarkable fact that the
Government nothing within reasonable limits ... remarkable thing that the two so
because you hare not ventured to people placed in the greatest peril were
challenge it .

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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The Parliamentary Debates Authorized Edition

It is a most I say that I hold that there is absolutely remarkable fact that the
Government nothing within reasonable limits ... remarkable thing that the two so
because you have not ventured to people placed in the greatest peril were
challenge it .

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Great Britain

Page:

View: 882


The Lyrical Drama

piece of music possesses an absolutely religious , and such another piece an
absolutely dramatic , character . ... Indeed , the remarkable thing in the Requiem
is not that it is like , but that it is often so very unlike , the music Signor Verdi has ...

Author: Henry Sutherland Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Don Juan (Legendary character)

Page:

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The Asiatic Mode of Production in China

Not only was the village community incomprehensible to Alexander Herzen (
1812 – 1870 ) , Mikhail Bakunin ( 1814 – 1876 ) , and Petr Tkachev ( 1844 –
1885 ) , but it grew into an utterly remarkable thing in their hands , thereby
generating ...

Author: Professor of History and Republic of China Chair Timothy Brook

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 204

View: 861

Brook (history, U. of Toronto) surveys the history of the concept of the AMP (a concept formulated by Karl Marx in the 1850s) in China in relation to debates elsewhere, and examines the particular issues raised in recent Chinese discussions. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Zombies Frat Boys Monster Flash Mobs and Other Terrifying Things I Saw at the Gates of Hell Cotillion

Liam Reilly is an unattached, occasionally delinquent, teenage ward of the state.

Author: Ted Neill

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 445

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Liam Reilly is an unattached, occasionally delinquent, teenage ward of the state. He lives in a university workshop. He rides a bike made of bamboo. His best friend is an AI named Eiann.Oh, he's a genius too.Liam is content with his life, until a demon named Narvicous Scalegrim Gorgonzola Grimmold Maximus the Terrible (Gerald for short) appears in his workshop eating Cheez-Its and twerking to Cardi B.When a bunch of frat boys open a gate to hell in their basement foosball lounge, it falls on Liam, Eiann, and Gerald to stop the demon army waiting on the other side. Liam--an avowed loner--is stuck working with a bunch of other social outcasts: Jeanie, a T-shirt entrepreneur; her excessively "woke" cousin Mitchell; their androgynous friend Jax a.k.a. Jax Vader a.k.a. DJ Max Spinz; and a mysterious, wise-cracking, East African ninja-assassin, Esmeralda--who also happens to be blind--except when she visits other dimensions; that's a different story. Thrown together with a busload of Latinx children trying to escape a migrant detention facility and an underworld demigod, Liam and his lab partners--Eww, please don't call them friends--basically have to save the world.If they can manage to save each other first.Zombies, Frat Boys, Monster Flash Mobs is what you get when you take the supernatural capers of Jonathan Stroud's Bartimaeus Sequence, add in the unabashed nerdiness of Hank Green's An Absolutely Remarkable Thing, followed by a helping of the irreverent edginess of an Angie Thomas novel. Zombies, Frat Boys, Monster Flash Mobs is current. It is socially relevant. Don't call it a sequel! It's not. But it is a part of an interconnected world, the Snog Team Six Series, with some returning characters, reoccurring themes, not to mention some running jokes--if you are hip enough to get them, wink wink, nudge nudge.Challenge accepted?