The Things That Nobody Knows

Author: William Hartston
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 0857897160
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The Things That Nobody Knows from the Author: William Hartston. HERE ARE MANY, MANY THINGS THAT NOBODY KNOWS . . . Why are so many giraffes gay? Has human evolution stopped? Where did our alphabet come from? Can robots become self-aware? Can lobsters recognize other lobsters by sight? What goes on inside a black hole? Are cell phones bad for us? Why can't we remember anything from our earliest years? Full of the mysteries of life, the universe and everything, The Things that Nobody Knows is a fascinating and unputdownable exploration of the limits of human knowledge of our planet, its history and culture, and the universe beyond.

Even More Things That Nobody Knows

Author: William Hartston
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd
ISBN: 178239611X
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Even More Things That Nobody Knows from the Author: William Hartston. There are many, many more things that nobody knows...! Why do we have five fingers? Do animals have a sense of humour? Did the universe have a beginning? What causes déjà vu? Why do cats purr? How fast did dinosaurs move? In Even More Things That Nobody Knows, William Hartston once again explores the limits of human knowledge, revealing 501 further mysteries in subjects as diverse as cosmology, mathematics, animal behaviour, medical science, music, art, language and literature. From the trivial to the profound, this is an enthralling and enlightening investigation into the things we just don't know, and which lurk tantalizingly beyond the bounds of our understanding.

The Bumper Book Of Things That Nobody Knows

Author: William Hartston
Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 1786490757
Size: 39.33 MB
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The Bumper Book Of Things That Nobody Knows from the Author: William Hartston. There are many, many things that nobody knows... Do animals have a sense of humour? Why do we have five fingers? What did Jesus do in his youth? Has human evolution stopped? Can robots become self-aware? What goes on inside a black hole? Bringing together The Things That Nobody Knows and Even More Things That Nobody Knows, this bumper volume takes us on a guided tour of 1,001 gaps in our knowledge of cosmology, mathematics, animal behaviour, medical science, music, art and literature.

Nobody Knows The Thing That Really Matters About Anything

Author: Nobody!
Publisher: Nobody!
ISBN: 0615510248
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Nobody Knows The Thing That Really Matters About Anything from the Author: Nobody!. "Let's have Nobodies review the book before we publish it. That'll give us a jump on the critics!" Nobody! "Nobody! has written a book for Nobodies everywhere. Who knew there was a market?" Nobody on Madison Avenue "Equivalent to Martin Luther's '95 Theses' only nailed to the door of science!" Nobody in Wittenberg "Balanced skepticism!" Nobody at the Bureau of Weights and Measures

Things No One Knows

Author: Alessandro D'Avenia
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1480442798
Size: 23.68 MB
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Things No One Knows from the Author: Alessandro D'Avenia. A father who breaks his promise. Two teenagers running from themselves. A teacher who is too young for the task at hand. Margherita is fourteen and about to step across a magical threshold into her first year of high school. Secure in the knowledge that she can rely on her loved ones for support, Margherita sees high school as a new world to be explored and conquered. But one day when she gets home from school, she receives a voicemail; it is her father letting her know he won’t be coming home again. As she overcomes her sadness, Margherita gradually matures into a woman, the way a pearl forms despite the ocean’s tides. As she travels the difficult path through adolescence, Margherita receives encouragement from her mother, her lively younger brother, and her grandmother Teresa, who knows about love and has wonderful stories to share. Then there is Marta, her cheerful classmate, and Giulio, the somber, handsomest boy in the school. But the most important figure in Margherita’s life is her teacher, a young man still struggling to make his way, yet sensitive to the lessons that literature has to teach his students, who are just beginning to grapple with life’s uncertainties. When he draws Margherita’s attention to the courage of Telemachus in the Odyssey, she sets out on a journey in search of her father. This adventure, though she does not know it yet, will completely change her destiny.

Author: Ben Horowitz
Publisher: Nash Format
ISBN: 617727921X
Size: 76.61 MB
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from the Author: Ben Horowitz. Бізнес-гуру, інвестор Кремнієвої долини, американський підприємець Бен Горовіц написав відверту книгу про бізнес, не подібну до сотні видань штибу «Як створити власну справу і досягнути успіху». Автор не пропонує готових рецептів успіху й аргументовано пояснює, чому таких рецептів не існує. Горовіц розповідає, що в бізнесі, як і в житті, передусім потрібно розмежовувати своє сприйняття і факти, особисте та професійне, і тоді навіть рішення звільнити кращого товариша ні для кого не стане катастрофою. Навіть якщо під вашим керівництвом працює найталановитіший працівник, який здобув визнання у професійних колах, саме ви вирішуєте, чи потрібен його нестерпний характер і великий талант вашій компанії. Увесь свій досвід керування людьми, боротьбу з їхніми інтригами, пошуки найкращих фахівців Бен Горовіц подає як інструкцію до дії, зрозумілу кожному. Бізнес-дійсність — нещадна, наче життя у гетто, про яке співають часто цитовані автором репери. А ваші шанси виграти дорівнюють шансам програти. Тому ця книга не для тих, хто шукає легких відповідей, а для тих, хто знає: запитань завжди більше, ніж відповідей, а перемагають у бізнесі тільки найвідважніші.

The Me Nobody Knows

Author: Stephen M. Joseph
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595305296
Size: 71.48 MB
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The Me Nobody Knows from the Author: Stephen M. Joseph. "One of the most remarkable little books of the new publishing year...variously appealing, poignant and revealing." -Saturday Review "A book for teachers, children, and for all who do not know that the children of the ghetto are 'something special.'" -The New York Times Book Review "Some write of love, sleep, death, and darkness-things that puzzle all growing children. Most, however, write about the agonies of living in a world apart from the mainstream of American life-about dirt in the streets and violence in the home, about fear, pain, dismay, and indignation-and out of the mouths of babes, the truth hurts even more." -Book World "It's time more of us listened to these voices." -Chicago News

The Things We Know Now

Author: Catherine Dunne
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447238028
Size: 68.12 MB
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The Things We Know Now from the Author: Catherine Dunne. When Patrick Grant meets Ella, he seizes the opportunity of a new life with her. He imagines the future with his beautiful second wife by his side: the years ahead filled with all that is bright and promising. When Ella gives birth to Daniel, Patrick’s happiness is complete. A son at last. Patrick adores Daniel: a golden child, talented, artistic, loving. And then, when Daniel is fourteen, tragedy strikes. Without warning, Patrick and Ella’s world is shattered beyond repair and Patrick is forced to re-evaluate everything: his own life, his role as husband and father, all his previous assumptions about family. Together with Ella, he is forced to embark on a voyage of discovery. He must confront uncomfortable truths about himself and about the privileged world he and his wife inhabit. This is the story of a family torn apart by conflict, suspicion and loss. It is also a story, ultimately, of redemption and forgiveness – and the strength of severely-tested family bonds.

The Brooklyn Nobody Knows

Author: William B. Helmreich
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400883121
Size: 18.65 MB
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The Brooklyn Nobody Knows from the Author: William B. Helmreich. Bill Helmreich walked every block of New York City—6,000 miles in all—to write the award-winning The New York Nobody Knows. Now he has re-walked Brooklyn—some 816 miles—to write this one-of-a-kind walking guide to the city's hottest borough. Drawing on hundreds of conversations he had with residents during his block-by-block journeys, The Brooklyn Nobody Knows captures the heart and soul of a diverse, booming, and constantly changing borough that defines cool around the world. The guide covers every one of Brooklyn’s forty-four neighborhoods, from Greenpoint to Coney Island, providing a colorful portrait of each section’s most interesting, unusual, and unknown people, places, and things. Along the way you will learn about a Greenpoint park devoted to plants and trees that produce materials used in industry; a hornsmith who practices his craft in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens; a collection of 1,140 stuffed animals hanging from a tree in Bergen Beach; a five-story Brownsville mural that depicts Zionist leader Theodor Herzl—and that was the brainchild of black teenagers; Brooklyn’s most private—yet public—beach in Manhattan Beach; and much, much more. An unforgettably vivid chronicle of today’s Brooklyn, the book can also be enjoyed without ever leaving home—but it’s almost guaranteed to inspire you to get out and explore one of the most fascinating urban areas anywhere. Covers every one of Brooklyn’s 44 neighborhoods, providing a colorful portrait of their most interesting, unusual, and unknown people, places, and things Each neighborhood section features a brief overview and history; a detailed, user-friendly map keyed to the text; and a lively guided walking tour Draws on the author’s 816-mile walk through every Brooklyn neighborhood Includes insights from conversations with hundreds of residents

100 Things Avengers Fans Should Know Do Before They Die

Author: Dan Casey
Publisher: Triumph Books
ISBN: 1633192210
Size: 26.69 MB
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100 Things Avengers Fans Should Know Do Before They Die from the Author: Dan Casey. With extensive backstories and comic lore, this lively, detailed book explores the characters, storylines, and facts every Avengers fan should know. This guide covers the history of how the group went from Justice League knockoff to billion-dollar franchise; the history of Ultron, Thanos, and the Infinity Gauntlet; and the series' seminal storylines, writers, and artists. It includes information on everyone's favorite Avengers, including Iron Man, Thor, Hulk, Captain America, Hawkeye, and Black Widow, as well as members of the Secret Avengers and the New Avengers. Author Daniel Casey has collected every essential piece of Avengers knowledge and trivia, including why the Avengers went out for shawarma, as well as must-do activities, such as how to make the most of your Comic-Con experience and how to properly preserve your comic book collection, and ranks them all, providing an entertaining and easy-to-follow checklist for fans of all ages.