Author: Jojo Moyes Genre: Chick lit Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing ISBN: Book Pages: 550 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
With two jobs and two children, Jess Thomas does her best day after day. But it's hard on your own. Jess's gifted, quirky daughter Tanzie is brilliant with numbers, but without a helping hand she'll never get the chance to shine. And Nicky, Jess's teenage stepson, can't fight the bullies alone. Into their lives comes Ed Nicholls, a man whose life is in chaos, and who is running from a deeply uncertain future. But he has time on his hands. He knows what it's like to be lonely. And he wants to help...
Author: Dave Trott Genre: Business & Economics Publisher: Pan Macmillan ISBN: 9781447283867 Book Pages: Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
How do you make something out of nothing? Up your game with this masterclass in creative thinking. Combining Dave Trott's distinctive, almost Zen-like storytelling, humour and practical advice, One Plus One Equals Three is a collection of provocative anecdotes and thought experiments designed to light a fire under your own creative ambitions. From the First World War sailor who survived being sunk three times in one day to the one-time 'merchant of death' who made his name a byword for peace, and the gypsy who lost two fingers and then reinvented jazz. From boardroom to battlefield, these stories of unconventional wisdom from one of the world's true advertising greats are a rallying cry for anyone who wants to think differently, stand out and truly innovate.
Author: John Archibald Genre: Science Publisher: OUP Oxford ISBN: 9780191636271 Book Pages: 288 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
We are in the midst of a revolution. It is a scientific revolution built upon the tools of molecular biology, with which we probe and prod the living world in ways unimaginable a few decades ago. Need to track a bacterium at the root of a hospital outbreak? No problem: the offending germ's complete genetic profile can be obtained in 24 hours. We insert human DNA into E. coli bacteria to produce our insulin. It is natural to look at biotechnology in the 21st century with a mix of wonder and fear. But biotechnology is not as 'unnatural' as one might think. All living organisms use the same molecular processes to replicate their genetic material and the same basic code to 'read' their genes. The similarities can be seen in their DNA. Here, John Archibald shows how evolution has been 'plugging-and-playing' with the subcellular components of life from the very beginning and continues to do so today. For evidence, we need look no further than the inner workings of our own cells. Molecular biology has allowed us to gaze back more than three billion years, revealing the microbial mergers and acquisitions that underpin the development of complex life. One Plus One Equals One tells the story of how we have come to this realization and its implications.
Massachusetts, 1968: Marielle Morin is twenty-eight and can barely get through a children's book. Her experiences as a student in the Boston Public Schools inspire her to start an advocacy group and fight to improve education for disabled children. But her reasons for wanting to help the disabled turn out to be not as altruistic as people think.
Author: Tim O'Brien Genre: Fiction Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt ISBN: 9780547527048 Book Pages: 322 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
This riveting novel of love and mystery from the author of The Things They Carried examines the lasting impact of the twentieth century’s legacy of violence and warfare, both at home and abroad. When long-hidden secrets about the atrocities he committed in Vietnam come to light, a candidate for the U.S. Senate retreats with his wife to a lakeside cabin in northern Minnesota. Within days of their arrival, his wife mysteriously vanishes into the watery wilderness.
Author: MJ Auch Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR) ISBN: 9780805098464 Book Pages: 272 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Twelve year-old Basil knows he's special—he's been associating numbers with colors since he was a kid. His gift (or curse) has turned him into somewhat of a loner, but his world begins to change when he meets Tenzie, the new girl in school who has similar freakisms. She, too, has synesthesia (a condition in which one type of stimulation evokes the sensation of another). At first, Basil is somewhat annoyed with Tenzie's pushiness, but after Basil's estranged mother returns, his life is turned upside down . . . and Tenzie may be the only person to help him put it back together again. Once again, MJ Auch has written a thoughtful coming-of-age novel that explores friendship, family, and fitting in, in One Plus One Equals Blue.
Author: David LaRochelle Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company Incorporated ISBN: 1402759959 Book Pages: 32 Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
A playful approach to addition with wild and wacky illustrations takes children on a joyful mathematical journey that will engage their minds and teach them to think about numbers in creative new ways.
Author: Emma Donoghue Genre: Juvenile Fiction Publisher: HarperCollins ISBN: 9781443445597 Book Pages: Format: PDF, ePub & Mobi
Internationally bestselling author Emma Donoghue's first children's book follows the domestic adventures of a large, rumbustious, multicultural family. The Lotterys, as they call themselves, are headed up by a lesbian couple and a gay couple who joined forces to create a family, won a lottery jackpot and moved into a Victorian Gothic mansion in Toronto, where their enormous brood is home-schooled. It all seems perfectly normal to nine-year-old Sumac until their hitherto obscure grandfather Grumps comes to stay, upending the Lotterys’ already chaotic family life.