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How Are We Going to Explain This

Author : Jelmer Mommers
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There’s a new story in the making, one in which the consequences of our actions add up—and every contribution is meaningful. If climate change is the biggest threat humanity has ever faced, then why are we doing so little about it? And where do we go from here? Journalist Jelmer Mommers knows most people prefer not to talk or even think about climate change, and that is exactly why he wrote this book. Denial and despair are not the only possible responses to the current crisis. Drawing on the latest science, Mommers describes how we got here, what possible future awaits us, and how you can help make a difference. Five years in the making, How Are We Going to Explain This was an instant bestseller in the Netherlands. With this revised and updated translation, including responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mommers brings his unique blend of realism and hope to the wider world.

The Catalyst Boxed Set Books 1 3

Author : Heidi Willard
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The first three books in the five-book Young Adult novel series is available here in one single package. Follow Jack Erickson as he traverses the world of the paranormal with his family and friends, and learns a thing or two about life along the way. All titles are also available separately. Book 1 - Hawthorn Inn: Jack Erikson doesn’t have great expectations when his mother moves them to an old decrepit inn in a town just as musty, but he’s unprepared for the oddities that start springing out of the rotten woodwork. New friends introduce him to legends and rumors that have swirled around the inn since time-immemorial, and he finds plenty of proof to believe them as strange noises and twisted shadows stalk the halls. Worst of all, his estranged grandfather has invited himself to join them at the inn. Creepy doesn’t begin to describe that black-cloaked gentleman with the pale skin and weird, ever-constant glasses. Old secrets, mysterious sealed-up rooms and creeping shadows abound as Jack tries to manage his new life at Hawthorn Inn. Book 2 - Sanctuary: Adventure and thrills return as Jack Erikson tries to settle down to a calm, relaxing life at Hawthorn Inn. He doesn’t get that time to relax, though, when the inn receives its first guest even before it opens and his mom’s investors arrive just a week before the big Halloween party the inn is hosting. Tensions rise and relationships evolve as Jack is thrown into more mystery and mayhem. Book 3 - Ghost Woods Disembodied screams. Rumors of curses. Hidden wells long forgotten. Those are a few of the mysteries rising from the fog around the Ghost Woods, the stretch of trees surrounding Hawthorn Inn and the small town of Sanctuary. Jack again finds himself the focus of the eerie happenings as he makes new allies and learns more about his strange grandfather. Shadows lengthen and the danger deepens as Jack and his friends try to stay one step ahead of their adversary. KEYWORDS: new adult, mystery, paranormal, supernatural, fantasy, folklore, folktale, folk tale, legend, legends, myth, myths, action adventure, action, adventure, second chances, comedy, humor, horror, free, freebie, free book, free books, book, books, free ebook, ebook, free novel, rich, quick read, read, short, serial, series, college, funny, female protagonist, novel, secret, suspense, thriller, alpha male, literature, story, stories, hero, fiction, box, box set, boxed, boxed set, young adult, teen, historical, past, travel, hero, coming of age, monster, creature, vampire, undead, immortal, revenant, werewolf, shifter, shapeshifter, transform, wolf, occult, secret, demon, devil, holiday, Halloween, ghost, spirit, undead, phantom, poltergeist

Locked In

Author : Stephen D. Dighton
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Blink twice for help... Something strange has gripped the residents of Douglas County, Oregon. One by one several people and even whole families have literally fallen down in what looks like a coma. It's horrifying for those untouched by the disease to see their loved ones fall beside them mid-word without any warning and without any discernible reason,. It's much more terrifying for the victims, however, than anyone realizes because the victims aren't in a coma. They are fully conscious, aware of their surroundings, and able to do only two things on their ownbreathe and blink. They have Locked In Syndrome, a kind of living death in which they can see, hear, taste and feel, but cannot even twitch their nose. Senior Public Health Nurse Nancy Brandauer has the task of finding out what happened to these people and what will bring them out of it before their condition becomes irreversible. Her quest is motivated by something much deeper than her commitment to her profession, great though that is. Her motivation springs from the very core of her soul because her only daughter is one of the victims. Into the midst of this emotional whirl, the Centers for Disease Control drops someone to "help." Her first love, Zachary Keller, a man from whom the parting was not sweet, but bitter, unresolved, and for which Nancy feels a certain guilt. Happily married now for many years, she draws strength from her husband Ed, even as he draws strength from her. Their bond is as unassailable as any couple's can be, but it faces a rapid succession of challenges that will test its temper as nothing has before. "Locked In" twists and turns, going where you least expect it. Just when you think you've rounded the last turn and worked everything out, it tosses you another surpriseright up to the very last page.

The Magician

Author : Michael Scott
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Nicholas Flamel appeared in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter—but did you know he really lived? And his secrets aren't safe! Discover the truth in book two of the New York Times bestselling series the Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel. The Enemies: Dr. John Dee and Niccolo Machiavelli. Their Plan: Steal the rest of what Nicholas Flamel has fought to protect. John Dee has the Book of Abraham the Mage, which means the world is on the brink of ruin. Except he's missing two cruscial pages, pages that Nicholas, Sophie, Josh, and the legendary warrior Scatty have taken to Paris. But Paris is teeming with enemies--and old acquaintances like Nicollo Machiavelli. On the run and with time running out for Nicholas and his wife, Perenell, Sophie must learn the second elemental magic: Fire Magic. And there’s only one man who can teach it to her: Flamel’s old student, the Comte de Saint-Germain—alchemist, magician, and rock star. “The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel has everything you loved about Harry Potter, including magic, mystery, and a constant battle of good versus evil.”—Bustle Read the whole series! The Alchemyst The Magician The Sorceress The Necromancer The Warlock The Enchantress

Ethan and Troy

Author : Rob French
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I asked him if he thought that he might be gay. He didn’t have a definitive answer to that question. All he could tell me was that the night before was the first time he ever had the desire to kiss anyone like that. He asked how it made me feel when he did it. I told him I didn’t understand what I felt. I was always brought up that guys didn’t do things like that and that it was wrong. But I had to admit that even though it shook me up a little there was a tiny part of me that didn’t mind what he did. Now I was facing the thoughts in my head as to whether that made me gay. Apparently we were headed for unchartered territory and the big question was what we were going to do about it. Were we going to put it out of mind and pretend like it didn’t happen? Were we going to discuss it further or were we just going to let it ride and see where things went?

The Perfect Devotional for People Who Aren t

Author : Daniel Powers
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Finding Christ in Crisis

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Ascension

Author : Magna Kruger
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Aidan Andrews Maximus is haunting the headlines. Was he nave, courageous or a devil? Then the Havens turn dark and the ancient families have nowhere to hide from the Reapers. Is it their punishment to run and hide? The survivors hear something that simply cant be true. The young Maximus is back and he brought his brother the one who went to the Underworld over two decades ago! Even worse, the new Aidan is different and shockingly his brother is still only eight years old!

Carrier of the Dead

Author : P.N. Granozio
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The United States, considered one of the strongest superpowers in the modern world. With its military might spanning all over the globe, the country depends on the strength of its navy nuclear air craft carriers to promote diplomatic presence to those who oppose freedom and democracy around the world. Considered to be a floating city, it is home to over six thousand crew members. But what happens when a horrific infection is accidently brought on board the ship and turns everyone into walking flesh eating zombies. A boatswain mate, a deck seaman, a Master Chief, and a female helicopter pilot are the only four remaining survivors. Surrounded by water, outnumbered by the infected, time is running out on this chilling story of an air craft carrier overrun by the dead.

Essentials of Organic Chemistry

Author : Paul M. Dewick
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Essentials of Organic Chemistry is an accessible introduction tothe subject for students of Pharmacy, Medicinal Chemistry andBiological Chemistry. Designed to provide a thorough grounding infundamental chemical principles, the book focuses on key elementsof organic chemistry and carefully chosen material is illustratedwith the extensive use of pharmaceutical and biochemicalexamples. In order to establish links and similarities the book placesprominence on principles and deductive reasoning withcross-referencing. This informal text also places the main emphasison understanding and predicting reactivity rather than syntheticmethodology as well as utilising a mechanism based layout andfeaturing annotated schemes to reduce the need for textualexplanations. * tailored specifically to the needs of students of PharmacyMedical Chemistry and Biological Chemistry * numerous pharmaceutical and biochemical examples * mechanism based layout * focus on principles and deductive reasoning This will be an invaluable reference for students of PharmacyMedicinal and Biological Chemistry.

Half a Ring

Author : Cary A. Conder
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Heartsick after losing Nichole, Hafrin is furious with Marrek, his foster father for supporting the Wanderer hierarchy who shipped Nichole off world. He knows has no other option but to rely upon Marrek and the Wanderers. Without them there is no hope of building a solid network of contacts amongst the Fimiahri if he wants to regain his heritage as their ruler. Once again Nichole is an outsider. In most Academy classes she is an adult amongst adolescents, while in others she is the junior, but with field experience. All too soon she discovers two things which alter all of the plans by the Wanderer powers-that-be. Compounding problems on Fimiah, the Craneeno cease their covert actions and prepare for all-out war. One prong of their attack is aimed directly at the Fimiahri. Alien agents goad the Usurper, Jikpryn, into a collision course with Hafrin and his allies.

City of Savages

Author : Lee Kelly
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“Red Dawn meets Escape from New York and The Hunger Games” (Booklist) in an action-packed dystopian fantasy filled with “prose [that] is gorgeous and brilliant” and “tells a satisfyingly dark tale through alternating the two sisters’ points of view” (VOYA, starred review). It’s been nearly two decades since the Red Allies first attacked New York, and Manhattan is now a prisoner-of-war camp, ruled by Rolladin and her brutal, impulsive warlords. For Skyler Miller, Manhattan is a cage that keeps her from the world beyond the city’s borders. But for Sky’s younger sister, Phee, the POW camp is a dangerous playground of possibility, and the only home she’d ever want. When Sky and Phee discover their mom’s hidden journal from the war’s outbreak, they both realize there’s more to Manhattan—and their mother—than either of them had ever imagined. And after a group of strangers arrives at the annual POW census, the girls begin to uncover the island’s long-kept secrets. The strangers hail from England, a country supposedly destroyed by the Red Allies, and Rolladin’s lies about Manhattan’s captivity begin to unravel. Hungry for the truth, the sisters set a series of events in motion that end in the death of one of Rolladin’s guards. Now they’re outlaws, forced to join the strange Englishmen on an escape mission through Manhattan. Their flight takes them into subways haunted by cannibals, into the arms of a sadistic cult in the city’s Meatpacking District and, through the pages of their mom’s old journal, into the island’s dark and shocking past.

Memoirs of a Middle Child

Author : Louise C. Vorhaus
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The book describes an average family thrown into chaos due to an accident suffered by its youngest member. With a background of public discrimination based on color and religion and private feelings about handicaps, the emotions of guilt, pain, jealousy, care, sympathy and love shape and restructure the way the individuals in the family face each other and the outside world. As caretaking roles develop and move through the family, the book covers fifty years of normal interactions interspersed with highs and lows of emotions.

Unmentionables

Author : David Greene
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Unmentionables is the epic story of two couples in the Civil War south. One couple is straight, white and wealthy; the other is gay, black and enslaved. Field hand Jimmy meets Cato, a house servant from a nearby plantation. Over time, Jimmy's fascination with Cato grows into romantic love. Winner 2010 Book of the Year award for Gay fiction

Eleanor and Harry

Author : Eleanor Roosevelt
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Previously unpublished correspondence between Harry S. Truman and Eleanor Roosevelt offers insight into their sometimes turbulent friendship as it occurred against a backdrop of the Cold War and the rebuilding of postwar Europe.

The Dragon Nimbus Novels

Author : Irene Radford
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This brand-new omnibus is the first in a series collecting Irene Radford's acclaimed Dragon novels. Volume I includes the complete trilogy of The Dragon Nimbus: The Glass Dragon, The Perfect Princess, and The Lonliest Magician The Glass Dragon: In a realm that has always been protected by its magicians, a kingdom whose ruler's life and power is inextricably linked with that of the dragons, a time of crisis has arrived. Someone is killing the dragons, and as their numbers diminish, magic is fading from the kingdom of Coronnan. The kingdom's unlikely saviors are a young wizard whose magic is completely unorthodox and an equally young witchwoman who has been befriended by the last of the dragons. The Perfect Princess: Though rogue magic has long been banned in Coronnan, the loss of dragon magic has opened the way for masters of these forbidden spells to wreak havoc on the kingdom. Only if Prince Darville can tame the forces of magic and rescue the spell-trapped princess who is fated to be his bride, does he have any chance to save crown, kingdom, and dragons. The Loneliest Magician: As war rages between the armies of Coronnan and SeLenicca, an equally desperate campaign is being fought between the Commune, which uses dragon magic, and the coven, which draws its power from an older, darker source. The only hope of saving Coronnan, the king, and the Commune lies in finding the dragons and bringing them back. A young orphan is being called by the dragons, lured with the promise of discovering his true identity. Can an untested youth venture into the heart of the enemy's stronghold and find the means to set the dragons free? Want more Dragon novels? Look for The Star Gods trilogy and the new Children of the Dragon Nimbus series!

Time s Arrow and Archimedes Point

Author : Huw Price
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Why is the future so different from the past? Why does the past affect the future and not the other way around? What does quantum mechanics really tell us about the world? In this important and accessible book, Huw Price throws fascinating new light on some of the great mysteries of modern physics, and connects them in a wholly original way. Price begins with the mystery of the arrow of time. Why, for example, does disorder always increase, as required by the second law of thermodynamics? Price shows that, for over a century, most physicists have thought about these problems the wrong way. Misled by the human perspective from within time, which distorts and exaggerates the differences between past and future, they have fallen victim to what Price calls the "double standard fallacy": proposed explanations of the difference between the past and the future turn out to rely on a difference which has been slipped in at the beginning, when the physicists themselves treat the past and future in different ways. To avoid this fallacy, Price argues, we need to overcome our natural tendency to think about the past and the future differently. We need to imagine a point outside time -- an Archimedean "view from nowhen" -- from which to observe time in an unbiased way. Offering a lively criticism of many major modern physicists, including Richard Feynman and Stephen Hawking, Price shows that this fallacy remains common in physics today -- for example, when contemporary cosmologists theorize about the eventual fate of the universe. The "big bang" theory normally assumes that the beginning and end of the universe will be very different. But if we are to avoid the double standard fallacy, we need to consider time symmetrically, and take seriously the possibility that the arrow of time may reverse when the universe recollapses into a "big crunch." Price then turns to the greatest mystery of modern physics, the meaning of quantum theory. He argues that in missing the Archimedean viewpoint, modern physics has missed a radical and attractive solution to many of the apparent paradoxes of quantum physics. Many consequences of quantum theory appear counterintuitive, such as Schrodinger's Cat, whose condition seems undetermined until observed, and Bell's Theorem, which suggests a spooky "nonlocality," where events happening simultaneously in different places seem to affect each other directly. Price shows that these paradoxes can be avoided by allowing that at the quantum level the future does, indeed, affect the past. This demystifies nonlocality, and supports Einstein's unpopular intuition that quantum theory describes an objective world, existing independently of human observers: the Cat is alive or dead, even when nobody looks. So interpreted, Price argues, quantum mechanics is simply the kind of theory we ought to have expected in microphysics -- from the symmetric standpoint. Time's Arrow and Archimedes' Point presents an innovative and controversial view of time and contemporary physics. In this exciting book, Price urges physicists, philosophers, and anyone who has ever pondered the mysteries of time to look at the world from the fresh perspective of Archimedes' Point and gain a deeper understanding of ourselves, the universe around us, and our own place in time.

Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquility

Author : Patricia Santana
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It's April 1969, and fourteen-year-old Yolanda Sahagún can hardly wait to see her favorite brother, Chuy, newly returned from Vietnam. But when he arrives at the Welcome Home party the family has prepared in his honor it's clear that the war has changed him. The transformation of Chuy is only one of the challenges that Yolanda and the rest of her family face. This powerful coming-of-age novel, winner of the 1999 Chicano/Latino Literary Contest, is a touching and funny account of a summer that is still remembered as a crossroads in American life. Yolanda and her brothers and sisters learn how to be men and women and how to be Americans as well as Mexican Americans. "A captivating portrayal . . . .the novel is challenging, warm, provocative, often humorous, always engaging."--Rudolfo Anaya "Patricia Santana's Motorcycle Ride on the Sea of Tranquillity will take you on an exhilarating journey through the tortured landscape of the late 1960s, and show you how the stench of a brutal foreign war and revolutionary winds at home swept into the lives on one Mexican American family in Southern California. . . . Santana takes her place among those new Chicana writers who are refashioning the face of American literature for the twenty-first century."--Jorge Mariscal, University of California, San Diego, author of Aztlan and Viet Nam: Chicano and Chicana Experiences of the War

Planet Treasure Guardians Battle for the Savant Sceptre

Author : S.V. Bodle
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THRILLING FANTASY ready to captivate and inspire you. Discover treacherous trouble and exhilarating escapades as you explore unknown worlds in this engrossing series. A magical seed pod delivers strong power and gains more attention than Ladek and Robbie expect. Ladeks sister, Skyla and her friend Ashleigh join them on an exciting treasure hunt which evolves into a dangerous race to save Earth from a deadly conqueror or perish under their rule. Confronting the Tanyaska Ladek is overpowered in a struggle for life which leads to his condemnation for a crime he didnt commit. With the quest in jeopardy and their parents trust destroyed, the friends must find a way to save the quest and overcome their fears while proving Ladeks innocence. Masquerading as a science teacher, Mrs Scryvun and her bullying minion devise a ruthless trap for Ladek to weaken Earths defence, Ladek and his friends will need the help of a guide, Zonule, the planet treasures, and their quick wits, if they are going to secure the Savant Sceptre. But can Ladek gain his freedom and rally the guardians together in time to save the planet from disaster? From escaping certain death, to facing their past and future, the four friends form a bond and discover the value of loyalty, trust, and family.

Infection

Author : Jonathan Akerele
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