Author: Damian Thompson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
An important and compelling book on the viral dissemination of misinformation in today's world. We are being swamped with dangerous nonsense. From 9/11 conspiracy theories to Holocaust denial to alternative medicine, we are all experiencing an epidemic of demonstrably untrue descriptions of the world. For Damian Thompson, the misinformation industry is wreaking havoc on the once-lauded virtues of science and reason. Unproven theories and spurious claims are forms of "counterknowledge," and, helped by the Internet, they are creating a global generation of misguided adherents who repeat these untruths and lend them credence. Thompson explores our readiness to accept falsehoods and the viral role of technology in spreading quack remedies, pseudo-history, and creationist fanaticism. Following in the footsteps of Richard Dawkins's The God Delusion, Sam Harris's The End of Faith, and Christopher Hitchens's God Is Not Great, Counterknowledge is a brilliant defense of scientific proof in an age of fabrication.
Author: Geoff Johns
Publisher: DC Comics
Read the landmark storyline that launched the New 52 as you’ve never seen it before, stripped down to artist Andy Kubert’s original pencils! Written by industry legend Geoff Johns, this volume collects the full five-issue miniseries as well as behind-the-scenes sketches and commentary in FLASHPOINT UNWRAPPED! Everything Barry Allen knows has changed in a flash. He’s the fastest man in the world, but this is not his world. The course of history has been changed, and a new reality has replaced his own. Villains have become conquerors. Heroes have become villains—or nothing at all. Humanity is on the brink of all-out destruction. And the Flash, powerless and friendless, has been brought to a standstill. To undo what’s been done to reality, Barry will need to recruit the warped versions of the heroes he knew to help him. But whether they succeed or fail, the world will never be the same! Collects FLASHPOINT #1-5.
Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
From international bestseller Stephen King the first ebook ever published—a novella about a young man who hitches a ride with a driver from the other side. Riding the Bullet is “a ghost story in the grand manner” from the bestselling author of Bag of Bones, The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon, and The Green Mile—a short story about a young man who hitches a ride with a driver from the other side.
Author: Nick Robinson, Paul Harrison
An introduction to origami also discusses espionage techniques and suggests ways in which a spy might find it useful to know origami.
Author: José Luis Ayuso Muñoz, José Luis Yagüe Blanco, Salvador Capuz Rizo
Project Management and Engineering is an emergent area. Projects have a tendency to grow in size, involve more stakeholders, and be of greater environmental, organizational and technological complexity. They must also fulfil continuously increasing requirements. This causes greater demands on the effectiveness of Project Engineering and the efficiency of Project Management. This volume brings together a collection of recent work by researchers and professionals in the fields of project management and design in civil engineering, environmental engineering, energy efficiency, rural development, production and process engineering, industrial design and information technology and communication.
Author: David E. Newton
Reviewing the topic from antiquity to the present day, this book examines the debate over the use of animals in research in a fair and balanced way.
Author: Jack London
White Fang is a novel by American author Jack London and the name of the book's eponymous character, a wild wolf-dog. Much of White Fang is written from the viewpoint of the titular canine character, enabling London to explore how animals view their world and how they view humans. White Fang examines the violent world of wild animals and the equally violent world of humans. The book also explores complex themes including morality and redemption. The story begins before the three-quarters wolf-dog hybrid is born, with two men and their sled dog team on a journey to deliver a coffin to a remote town named Fort McGurry in the higher area of the Yukon Territory, Canada. The men, Bill and Henry, are stalked by a large pack of starving wolves over the course of several days. Finally, after all of their dogs and Bill have been eaten, four more teams find Henry trying to escape from the wolves; the wolf pack scatters when they hear the large group of people coming. The story then follows the pack, which has been robbed of its last prey. When the pack finally brings down a moose, the famine is ended; they eventually split up, and the story now follows a she-wolf and her mate, One Eye. The she-wolf gives birth to a litter of five cubs by the Mackenzie River, and all but one die from hunger. One Eye is killed by a lynx while trying to rob its den for food for the she-wolf and her cub; his mate later discovers his remains near the lynx's den. The surviving cub and the she-wolf are left to fend for themselves. Shortly afterward, the she-wolf kills all the lynx kittens, prompting the lynx to track her down, and a vicious fight breaks out. The she-wolf eventually kills the lynx but suffers severe injury; the lynx carcass is devoured over a period of seven days.
Publisher: Harper Collins
Kawaii is a word that originated in 1970s Japan when schoolgirls adopted the term to describe everything cute. This word is now understood world-wide and identifies a particular trend of visual aesthetics (Hello Kitty being the most famous). Kawaii is a recognizable art form practiced by artists all over the world and covers the visual gamut from commercial art (stickers, clothing, calendars, pens, pencils, erasers, video games) to high-brow contemporary art (e.g. Takashi Murakami and Yoshitomo Nara). Presented primarily through full page images, Charuca (a Kawaii artist herself) has curated an international collection of the most popular adorable, hilarious, and sometimes dark Kawaii art being made today. Charuca begins each chapter with a small description of the artist and her feelings towards his or her work, creating an artistic dialogue spoken mainly through the loud, brightly full-colored images that flood each page. Some of the artists she selected include: Aranzi Aronzo Bubi Au Yeung Bukubuku Charuca Devil Robots Hiroko Yokoyama Itokin Park Marichan Meomi Paul Shih Ryoko Takidoki Yukiko Yokoo
Author: Michael Crichton
Publisher: Ballantine Books
An American bioengineering research firm erects a theme park on a Caribbean island, complete with living dinosaurs, and invites a group of scientists to be its first terrified guests.