The X Club

The X Club
Available:
Author: Ruth Barton
Pages: 576
ISBN: 9780226551753
Release: 2018-11-21
Editor: University of Chicago Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In 1864, amid headline-grabbing heresy trials, members of the British Association for the Advancement of Science were asked to sign a declaration affirming that science and scripture were in agreement. Many criticized the new test of orthodoxy; nine decided that collaborative action was required. The X Club tells their story. These six ambitious professionals and three wealthy amateurs—J. D. Hooker, T. H. Huxley, John Tyndall, John Lubbock, William Spottiswoode, Edward Frankland, George Busk, T. A. Hirst, and Herbert Spencer—wanted to guide the development of science and public opinion on issues where science impinged on daily life, religious belief, and politics. They formed a private dining club, which they named the X Club, to discuss and further their plans. As Ruth Barton shows, they had a clear objective: they wanted to promote “scientific habits of mind,” which they sought to do through lectures, journalism, and science education. They devoted enormous effort to the expansion of science education, with real, but mixed, success. ​For twenty years, the X Club was the most powerful network in Victorian science—the men succeeded each other in the presidency of the Royal Society for a dozen years. Barton’s group biography traces the roots of their success and the lasting effects of their championing of science against those who attempted to limit or control it, along the way shedding light on the social organization of science, the interactions of science and the state, and the places of science and scientific men in elite culture in the Victorian era.

The X Club

The X Club
Available:
Author: Anna Zaires
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781631423901
Release: 2018-10-02
Editor: Mozaika LLC

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A young journalist. An alien sex club. A Krinar who won’t take no for an answer. Amy Myers is tired of writing fluff. She wants to work on serious assignments—and what better way to prove herself than to uncover something new about the mysterious Krinar, the aliens who took over the Earth just two years earlier? But when she meets Vair, the dark and sexy owner of a Manhattan x-club, she may get more than she bargained for...

X Men

X Men
Available:
Author: Simon Spurrier
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781302014056
Release: 2012-07-04
Editor: Marvel Entertainment

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"WE DO SCIENCE!" In the wake of SCHISM, the X-Men's Science Team takes it upon themselves to make a gesture of goodwill on behalf of mutantkind and better the world ... using SCIENCE. But just as construction of the X-Club's state of the art space elevator nears completion, chaos erupts! And it appears to the world that mutants are to blame. Can Dr. Nemesis, Madison Jeffries, Kavita Rao and Danger clear the X-Men's name before their experiment backfires? Don't miss the story that will surely change how you look at the X-Men and the Periodic Table of Elements FOREVER! COLLECTING: X-CLUB 1-5

The X Club

The X Club
Available:
Author: Anna Zaires,Dima Zales
Pages: 58
ISBN: 163142033X
Release: 2014-11-01
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A young journalist. An alien sex club. A Krinar who won't take no for an answer. Amy Myers is tired of writing fluff. She wants to work on serious assignments-and what better way to prove herself than to uncover something new about the mysterious Krinar, the aliens who took over the Earth just two years earlier? But when she meets Vair, the dark and sexy owner of a Manhattan x-club, she may get more than she bargained for... "The X-Club" is a short story/novelette of approximately 10,000 words (56 pages), set in the world of the Krinar Chronicles about three years before Mia & Korum's story. It is an erotic story, not a romance. It can be read as a standalone or after the Krinar Chronicles trilogy.

The X Club

The X Club
Available:
Author: Ruth Barton
Pages: 616
ISBN: 9780226551616
Release: 2018-11-21
Editor: University of Chicago Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In 1864, amid headline-grabbing heresy trials, members of the British Association for the Advancement of Science were asked to sign a declaration affirming that science and scripture were in agreement. Many criticized the new test of orthodoxy; nine decided that collaborative action was required. The X Club tells their story. These six ambitious professionals and three wealthy amateurs—J. D. Hooker, T. H. Huxley, John Tyndall, John Lubbock, William Spottiswoode, Edward Frankland, George Busk, T. A. Hirst, and Herbert Spencer—wanted to guide the development of science and public opinion on issues where science impinged on daily life, religious belief, and politics. They formed a private dining club, which they named the X Club, to discuss and further their plans. As Ruth Barton shows, they had a clear objective: they wanted to promote “scientific habits of mind,” which they sought to do through lectures, journalism, and science education. They devoted enormous effort to the expansion of science education, with real, but mixed, success. ​For twenty years, the X Club was the most powerful network in Victorian science—the men succeeded each other in the presidency of the Royal Society for a dozen years. Barton’s group biography traces the roots of their success and the lasting effects of their championing of science against those who attempted to limit or control it, along the way shedding light on the social organization of science, the interactions of science and the state, and the places of science and scientific men in elite culture in the Victorian era.

My Ideal Bookshelf

My Ideal Bookshelf
Available:
Author: Thessaly La Force
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780316225007
Release: 2012-11-13
Editor: Little, Brown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The books that we choose to keep -- let alone read -- can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In My Ideal Bookshelf, dozens of leading cultural figures share the books that matter to them most; books that define their dreams and ambitions and in many cases helped them find their way in the world. Contributors include Malcolm Gladwell, Thomas Keller, Michael Chabon, Alice Waters, James Patterson, Maira Kalman, Judd Apatow, Chuck Klosterman, Miranda July, Alex Ross, Nancy Pearl, David Chang, Patti Smith, Jennifer Egan, and Dave Eggers, among many others. With colorful and endearingly hand-rendered images of book spines by Jane Mount, and first-person commentary from all the contributors, this is a perfect gift for avid readers, writers, and all who have known the influence of a great book.

Be More Pirate

Be More Pirate
Available:
Author: Sam Conniff Allende
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780241981115
Release: 2018-05-03
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

FT BUSINESS BOOK OF THE MONTH - MAY 'Ask forgiveness, not permission! A unique approach...reminds me of the fun we've had with our airlines' - Sir Richard Branson 'I'd rather be a pirate than join the navy' Steve Jobs 'Totally compelling' Ed Miliband, Reasons to be Cheerful podcast 'A model for how to break the system and create radical change' Joy Lo Dico, Evening Standard 'Be More Pirate feels so important as it looks to history to help us grip the future' Martha Lane Fox CBE, Founder of Lastminute.com 'This isn't a book, it's the beginning of a movement. Be More Pirate should come with a health warning' Tom Goodwin, author of Digital Darwinism 'A refreshing, entertaining and inspiring perspective on work, leadership and why we do what we do' Bruce Daisley, VP, Twitter 'A controversial call to arms, this contrarianism is exactly what we need to course correct 'the corporation'' Arlo Brady, CEO of Freud Communications ----- Pirates didn't just break the rules, they rewrote them. They didn't just reject society, they reinvented it. Pirates didn't just challenge the status-quo, they changed everyfuckingthing. Pirates faced a self-interested establishment, a broken system, industrial scale disruption and an uncertain future. Sound familiar? Pirates stood for MISCHIEF, PURPOSE and POWER. And you can too. In Be More Pirate, Sam Conniff Allende unveils the innovative strategies of Golden Age pirates, drawing parallels between the tactics and teachings of legends like Henry Morgan and Blackbeard with modern rebels, like Elon Musk, Malala and Banksy. Featuring takeaway sections and a guide to build you own pirate code 2.0, Be More Pirate will show you how to leave your mark on the 21st century. Whatever your ambitions, ideas and challenges, Be More Pirate will revolutionize the way you live, think and work today, and tomorrow. So what are you waiting for? Order now and join the rebellion. ----- Sam Conniff Allende is the founder and former CEO of Livity, a multi-award-winning youth marketing agency. Sam has led the unlikeliest collaborations between brands and bright young people on the edges of society, resulting in real innovation. He has worked with Google, Unilever, PlayStation and Dyson, and regularly speaks and runs Be More Pirate workshops at these industry-leading companies. Sam believes in the power of professional rule-breaking and is on a mission to instigate modern mutinies in organisations around the world, where the teams takeover the running of the ship to ultimately become more accountable, motivated and rebellious.

The Unteachables

The Unteachables
Available:
Author: Gordon Korman
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781443170178
Release: 2019-01-01
Editor: Scholastic Canada

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Gordon Korman's newest stand-alone novel, featuring Greenwich Middle School's class of outcasts and miscreants - The Unteachables! In the multiple-narrator format that Gordon perfected in Ungifted and Supergifted, this book tells the story of Greenwich Middle School's class SCS-8, a.k.a The Unteachables! The Unteachables are a wayward medley of characters: Parker the dyslexic farm boy; Aldo, who is perpetually angry; Elaine (rhymes with pain); Barnstorm the jock; Rahim the sleep-deprived artist; and Mateo, lost in fantasy worlds. Plus Kiana, who is just in town visiting her dad and isn't even registered with the school. Not to mention their teacher, Mr. Ribbit - er, Mr. Kermit - who remains in disgrace after a 25-year-old cheating scandal and is just killing time, doing crossword puzzles and waiting to take early retirement at the end of the year. Are they really incorrigible, or is it possible they are just misunderstood? This unlikely group of heroes is about to find out for themselves.

The X Club

The X Club
Available:
Author: X Club (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Pages: 184
ISBN: LCCN:28014810
Release: 1928
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Waypoints

Waypoints
Available:
Author: Rob Martineau
Pages: 288
ISBN: 1787331369
Release: 2021-01-14
Editor: Jonathan Cape

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Light We Lost

The Light We Lost
Available:
Author: Jill Santopolo
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780735212770
Release: 2017-05-09
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The New York Times Bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick “This love story between Lucy & Gabe spans decades and continents as two star-crossed lovers try to return to each other…Will they ever meet again? This book kept me up at night, turning the pages to find out, and the ending did not disappoint.”—Reese Witherspoon “One Day meets Me Before You meets your weekender bag.”—The Skimm “Extraordinary.”—Emily Giffin He was the first person to inspire her, to move her, to truly understand her. Was he meant to be the last? Lucy is faced with a life-altering choice. But before she can make her decision, she must start her story—their story—at the very beginning. Lucy and Gabe meet as seniors at Columbia University on a day that changes both of their lives forever. Together, they decide they want their lives to mean something, to matter. When they meet again a year later, it seems fated—perhaps they'll find life's meaning in each other. But then Gabe becomes a photojournalist assigned to the Middle East and Lucy pursues a career in New York. What follows is a thirteen-year journey of dreams, desires, jealousies, betrayals, and, ultimately, of love. Was it fate that brought them together? Is it choice that has kept them away? Their journey takes Lucy and Gabe continents apart, but never out of each other's hearts. This devastatingly romantic debut novel about the enduring power of first love, with a shocking, unforgettable ending, is Love Story for a new generation. “It's the epic love story of 2017.”—Redbook

The Carbon Club

The Carbon Club
Available:
Author: Marian Wilkinson
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9781760874353
Release: 2020-09-01
Editor: Allen & Unwin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

As the climate crisis threatens more extreme bushfire seasons, droughts and floods, many Australians are demanding their leaders answer the question: 'Why didn't you do something?' The Carbon Club reveals the truth behind Australia's two decades of climate inaction. It's the story of how a loose confederation of influential climate-science sceptics, politicians and business leaders sought to control Australia's response to the climate crisis. They shared a fear that dealing with climate change would undermine the nation's wealth, jobs and competitive advantage - and the power of the carbon club. Central to their strategy was an international campaign to undermine climate science and the urgency of the climate crisis. The more the climate science was questioned, the more politicians lost the imperative to act. The sustained success of the carbon club over two decades explains why Australian governments failed to deal with the challenge of climate change. But at what cost to us and the next generation? One of Australia's most respected investigative journalists, Marian Wilkinson has tracked the rise and rise of Australia's carbon club in brilliant detail, with extraordinary access to key players on all sides. The result is a book that is both essential and disturbing reading.

Bug Club Phonics Pack of Decodable Books 1 X 164 Books

Bug Club Phonics Pack of Decodable Books  1 X 164 Books
Available:
Author: Nicola Sandford,Monica Hughes,Paul Shipton,Emma Lynch,Jeanne Willis,Maolisa Kelly,Jill Atkins,Alison Hawes,Jan Burchett,Sara Vogler,Teresa Heapy,Joe Elliot,Jack Bell,Catherine Baker,Caroline Harris,Vicky Shipton,Celia Warren,Sheryl Webster,Janice Pimm
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1292342943
Release: 2020-02-20
Editor: Phonics Bug

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This Bug Club Phonics starter pack contains one copy of each of the 134 Bug Club Phonics books, including Alphablocks titles, and one copy of each of the 30 Comics for Phonics titles. Reception/P1-Year 1/P2 For ages 4-6 6x 104 phonically decodable books (624 books total) Phase 2-5

Monsters of the Week

Monsters of the Week
Available:
Author: Zack Handlen,Emily Todd VanDerWerff
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781683353508
Release: 2018-10-16
Editor: Abrams

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In Monsters of the Week: The Complete Critical Companion to The X-Files, TV critics Zack Handlen and Emily Todd VanDerWerff look back at exactly what made the long-running cult series so groundbreaking. Packed with insightful reviews of every episode—including the tenth and eleventh seasons and both major motion pictures—Monsters of the Week leaves no mystery unsolved and no monster unexplained. This crucial collection includes a foreword by series creator Chris Carter as well as exclusive interviews with some of show’s stars and screenwriters, including Carter, Vince Gilligan, Mitch Pileggi, James Wong, Robert Patrick, Darin Morgan, and more. Monsters of the Week is the definitive guide to The X-Files—whether you’re a lifelong viewer or a new fan uncovering the conspiracy for the first time.

The X Club

The X Club
Available:
Author: Ruth Barton
Pages: 586
ISBN: WISC:89017270430
Release: 1976
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Cybernetic Brain

The Cybernetic Brain
Available:
Author: Andrew Pickering
Pages: 560
ISBN: 0226667928
Release: 2010-04-15
Editor: University of Chicago Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Cybernetics is often thought of as a grim military or industrial science of control. But as Andrew Pickering reveals in this beguiling book, a much more lively and experimental strain of cybernetics can be traced from the 1940s to the present. The Cybernetic Brain explores a largely forgotten group of British thinkers, including Grey Walter, Ross Ashby, Gregory Bateson, R. D. Laing, Stafford Beer, and Gordon Pask, and their singular work in a dazzling array of fields. Psychiatry, engineering, management, politics, music, architecture, education, tantric yoga, the Beats, and the sixties counterculture all come into play as Pickering follows the history of cybernetics’ impact on the world, from contemporary robotics and complexity theory to the Chilean economy under Salvador Allende. What underpins this fascinating history, Pickering contends, is a shared but unconventional vision of the world as ultimately unknowable, a place where genuine novelty is always emerging. And thus, Pickering avers, the history of cybernetics provides us with an imaginative model of open-ended experimentation in stark opposition to the modern urge to achieve domination over nature and each other.

Science in the Archives

Science in the Archives
Available:
Author: Lorraine Daston
Pages: 392
ISBN: 9780226432533
Release: 2017-04-04
Editor: University of Chicago Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Archives bring to mind rooms filled with old papers and dusty artifacts. But for scientists, the detritus of the past can be a treasure trove of material vital to present and future research: fossils collected by geologists; data banks assembled by geneticists; weather diaries trawled by climate scientists; libraries visited by historians. These are the vital collections, assembled and maintained over decades, centuries, and even millennia, which define the sciences of the archives. With Science in the Archives, Lorraine Daston and her co-authors offer the first study of the important role that these archives play in the natural and human sciences. Reaching across disciplines and centuries, contributors cover episodes in the history of astronomy, geology, genetics, philology, climatology, medicine, and more—as well as fundamental practices such as collecting, retrieval, and data mining. Chapters cover topics ranging from doxology in Greco-Roman Antiquity to NSA surveillance techniques of the twenty-first century. Thoroughly exploring the practices, politics, economics, and potential of the sciences of the archives, this volume reveals the essential historical dimension of the sciences, while also adding a much-needed long-term perspective to contemporary debates over the uses of Big Data in science.

Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley

Life and Letters of Thomas Henry Huxley
Available:
Author: Thomas Henry Huxley,Leonard Huxley
Pages: 329
ISBN: STANFORD:36105012013475
Release: 1900
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Only brief mention of Aboriginal Australians.

Capture Me The Complete Trilogy

Capture Me  The Complete Trilogy
Available:
Author: Anna Zaires,Dima Zales
Pages: 707
ISBN: 9781631421785
Release: 2016-07-07
Editor: Mozaika LLC

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

All 3 books in the USA Today bestselling trilogy, available for a limited time in one convenient, discounted bundle. “A perfectly dark thrill ride of breathtaking action and scorching hot romance” —Skye Warren, New York Times bestselling author “Yulia,” he whispers, staring down at me, and I know he feels it too, this pull, this visceral connection between us. He may have all the power, but in this moment, he’s as vulnerable as I am, caught in the grip of the same madness. Forced to join a secret intelligence agency at a young age, Russian interpreter/spy Yulia Tzakova is no stranger to dangerous men. But she’s never known one as ruthless and compelling as Lucas Kent. The hard-edged mercenary frightens her, yet she’s drawn to him—to a man she has no choice but to betray. Second-in-command to a powerful arms dealer, Lucas Kent has never met a woman he’s wanted as much as Yulia. Obsessed with the beautiful blonde, he’ll stop at nothing to capture her and make her pay for her betrayal. From the icy streets of Moscow to the steamy jungles of Colombia, their dark, all-consuming passion will either crush them or set them free. ****** “Blazing hot, captivating, and fast-paced” —Josie Litton, New York Times bestselling author ****** Over 400 5-star reviews across individual books. Here’s what readers are saying: • “Intense, dark, erotic, magnetic, captivating, suspenseful, thrilling, and deeply intriguing” • “… page after page of longing and need, and danger, more longing, more danger, then erotic fulfillment, more need, then romantic bliss, then (Arrgh!) MORE DANGER! I just loved every minute of it!” • “The intensity between Yulia and Lucas was electric and tragic in the best possible way” • “Anna Zaires delivers another masterpiece, I can never get enough of her writing. Another dark hero of hers, Lucas has forever captured my heart and this trilogy will always be one of the absolute best dark romance stories that I've had the opportunity to read!” • “… the kind of series that will stay in your heart forever”

The Investigation Club

The Investigation Club
Available:
Author: Timothy Sherback,Timothy Sherback MR
Pages: 372
ISBN: 1484146948
Release: 2013-04-08
Editor: CreateSpace

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A High School Club investigates the disappearance of a bus load of students from a school field trip. The case leads them to a remote mountain and the discovery of ancient tunnels that were constructed 10,000 years ago by cosmic visitors. The tunnels are so sensitive that the Government must protect them at all costs.