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The New Kings of Nonfiction

The New Kings of Nonfiction

  • Author: Ira Glass
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440620784
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 464
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A collection of stories-some well known, some more obscure- capturing some of the best storytelling of this golden age of nonfiction. An anthology of the best new masters of nonfiction storytelling, personally chosen and introduced by Ira Glass, the producer and host of the award-winning public radio program This American Life. These pieces-on teenage white collar criminals, buying a cow, Saddam Hussein, drunken British soccer culture, and how we know everyone in our Rolodex-are meant to mesmerize and inspire.

New Kings of the World

New Kings of the World

Dispatches from Bollywood, Dizi, and K-Pop

  • Author: Fatima Bhutto
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781733623704
  • Category: PERFORMING ARTS
  • Page: 206
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A lively, inside look at how Bollywood, Turkish soap operas, and K-Pop are challenging America's cultural dominance around the world.

Quicklet on Michael Pollan's The Botany of Desire (CliffNotes-like Summary, Analysis, and Review)

Quicklet on Michael Pollan's The Botany of Desire (CliffNotes-like Summary, Analysis, and Review)

  • Author: Britt Keller
  • Publisher: Hyperink Inc
  • ISBN: 1614640998
  • Category: Study Aids
  • Page: 40
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Quicklets: Your Reading Sidekick! ABOUT THE BOOK For look into a flower, and what do you see? Into the very hear of natures double naturethat is, the contending energies of creation and dissolution, the spiring toward complex form and the tidal pull away from it. Apollo and Dionysus were names the Greeks gave to these two faces of nature, and nowhere in nature is their contest as plain or as poignant as it is in the beauty of a flower and its rapid passing. Published over ten years ago, Michael Pollans The Botany of Desire: A Plants-Eye View of The World has had a profound impact on a generation increasingly sensitive to their interaction with nature and the environment. Teaching us to bridge gaps and take on perspectives other than our own, Pollan shows us revelatory information regarding our shared history with plants. Throughout the book, the dichotomy of the Apollonian and Dionysian are expounded upon the balance that is inherent in nature. Ideally, there is a give and take between controlled clarity and the seemingly chaotic. This extends to the reciprocal relationship between man and plant. MEET THE AUTHOR Britt Keller enjoys writing on any number of topics in order to share her understanding and perspective with others. She went to school for design, but has lately become more interested in reading, writing, philosophy, etcetera. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK The Basic Desire All beings are united by the most basic of desires: making copies of itself. For Pollan, the next logical step was to seriously consider the plants point of view. More specifically: the apple, the tulip, cannabis, and the potato. While we consider them domesticized, that gives the impression that were in charge. Unequivocally, they are in turn manipulating us, each party ensuring the survival of the other species. Further, by looking at the social history of each of these plants, we find highly accurate clues about the history of mankind. We shape them, and they shape us. In tracing our relation to the development of each plant, we unlock a multitude of implications about who we are. Whos Domesticating Whom? Recognizing the complexity and sophistication of plants lies in appreciating the difference in direction theyve taken to invent new strategies of survival. Transforming water, soil, and sunlight, they are true alchemists... Buy a copy to keep reading! CHAPTER OUTLINE Michael Pollan's The Botany of Desire: A Plant's-Eye View of the World + About The Botany of Desire: A Plant’s-Eye View of The World + About Michael Pollan + Overall Summary + The Human Bumblebee + ...and much more

An Orphaned Anemia: The Creation and Process of a Documentary

An Orphaned Anemia: The Creation and Process of a Documentary

  • Author: Chris Free
  • Publisher: Lulu.com
  • ISBN: 1105558851
  • Category:
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Teaching the Animal

Teaching the Animal

The Social Sciences

  • Author: Margo DeMello
  • Publisher: Lantern Books
  • ISBN: 1590562585
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 233
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Originally published as part of: Teaching the animal: human/animal studies across the disciplines.

Legacy of Kings

Legacy of Kings

  • Author: Eleanor Herman
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 0373211724
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
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Katerina, on a mission to kill the queen, falls in love with Alexander, Prince of Macedonia. Jacob will go to unthinkable lengths to win Katerina, even if it means having to compete with Hephaestion, a murderer sheltered by the prince. And far across the sea, Zofia, a Persian princess and Alexander's unmet betrothed, wants to alter her destiny by seeking the famed and deadly Spirit Eaters.

Voice of Gods

Voice of Gods

  • Author: Eleanor Herman
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1460391268
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: N.A
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"Readers who love myth and magic will devour it!" —Alex Flinn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Beastly "Fantasy just the way I like it." —Cinda Williams Chima, New York Times bestselling author of The Seven Realms series Fantasy, magic, royalty and danger swirl together in Voice of Gods, the ebook prequel to Legacy of Kings by New York Times bestselling author Eleanor Herman! As the end of an age approaches, gods whisper horrors, families scheme for power and one woman may hold the secret to a lost legacy. At nineteen, Ada of Caria yearns to take the Snake Blood throne from her mad older siblings. She seeks the help of a young orphaned girl named Helen, the first True Oracle to have walked the earth in more than three hundred years. Helen may be able to channel the voice of the gods, but she hates her gift and will do anything to get rid of it—even lie to her best friend, Myrtale, the priestess-princess of Epirus who is destined to marry King Philip II of Macedon even though she loves another. And in the shadows lurks a handsome green-eyed stranger who has more at stake—and more to lose—than anyone could possibly imagine. Amid jealousy and heartbreak, torrid affairs and secret rendezvous, it is spoken by the gods that either Helen or Myrtale—newly named Olympias—will carry the destiny of the known world within her womb. The prequel to Legacy of Kings, Voice of Gods traces the intricate web of love and betrayal that led up to the birth of history's most powerful leader, Alexander the Great.

Poets & Writers

Poets & Writers

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Authors, American
  • Page: N.A
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The Runaways

The Runaways

  • Author: Fatima Bhutto
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241983703
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 432
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Anita lives in Karachi's biggest slum. Her mother is a maalish wali, paid to massage the tired bones of rich women. But Anita's life will change forever when she meets her elderly neighbour, a man whose shelves of books promise an escape to a different world. On the other side of Karachi lives Monty, whose father owns half the city and expects great things of him. But when a beautiful and rebellious girl joins his school, Monty will find his life going in a very different direction. Sunny's father left India and went to England to give his son the opportunities he never had. Yet Sunny doesn't fit in anywhere. It's only when his charismatic cousin comes back into his life that he realises his life could hold more possibilities than he ever imagined. These three lives will cross in the desert, a place where life and death walk hand-in-hand, and where their closely guarded secrets will force them to make a terrible choice.

ATTENTION

ATTENTION

Dispatches from a Land of Distraction

  • Author: Joshua Cohen
  • Publisher: Random House
  • ISBN: 0399590226
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 576
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“Attention reveals a fresh, vital literary voice as it covers seemingly every imaginable topic relating to modern life.”—Entertainment Weekly “Joshua Cohen may be America’s greatest living writer.”—The Washington Post NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY WIRED One of Granta’s Best of Young American Novelists, Joshua Cohen arrives with his first collection of nonfiction, the culmination of two decades of writing and thought about life in the digital age. In essays, memoir, criticism, diary entries, and letters—many appearing here for the first time—Cohen covers the full depth and breadth of modern life: politics, literature, art, music, travel, the media, and psychology, and subjects as diverse as Google, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, fictional animals, Gustav Mahler, Aretha Franklin, John Zorn, landscape photography, fake Caravaggios, Wikipedia, Gertrude Stein, Edward Snowden, Jonathan Franzen, Olympic women’s fencing, Atlantic City casinos, the closing of the Ringling Bros. circus, and Azerbaijan. Throughout ATTENTION, Cohen directs his sharp gaze at home and abroad, calling upon his extraordinary erudition and unrivaled ability to draw connections between seemingly unlike things to show us how to live without fear in a world overflowing with information. In each piece, he projects a quality of thought that is uniquely his, and a voice as witty, profound, and distinct as any in American letters. At this crucial juncture in history, ATTENTION is a guide for the perplexed—a handbook for anyone hoping to bring the wisdom of the past into the culture of the future. Praise for ATTENTION “Dazzling in its scope . . . If curiosity is a writer’s greatest innate gift, Joshua Cohen may be America’s greatest living writer.”—The Washington Post “Cause for celebration and close study . . . [Cohen] will hunt after neglected shards of the past, minor histories, and charge them with an immediacy in the present. . . . He is experimenting with the essay form much more, and more cleverly, than any major American writer today.”—The Wall Street Journal “In Attention, Joshua Cohen makes an eclectic argument for how to improve our lives. . . . [He] tackles a surprising range of subjects to underline distraction’s role in our fraught predicament and to argue that paying attention could help us get out of it. . . . When it comes to making sense of our times with verve and imagination, few authors are more rewarding.”—Financial Times