On a clear December morning in 1937, Joe Reynolds, a hardworking railroad man from Queens, meets Nora Lansing, a vibrant young woman who seems mysteriously out of place. Captivated by Nora from her first electric touch, Joe despairs when he tries to walk her home and she disappears. Finding her again — and again — will become the focus of his love and his life.
North of the Arctic Circle lies one of the most inhospitable places on Earth. But for Evan Marshall and a small group of fellow scientists, the expedition represents a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Everything changes, however, when the group discovers an enormous animal, frozen in solid ice. The conglomerate sponsoring their research intervenes and arranges the ultimate spectacle; the creature will be thawed — on live television.
Surrounded by enemies, the once-great nation of Ravka has been torn in two by the Shadow Fold, a swath of near impenetrable darkness crawling with monsters who feast on human flesh. Now its fate may rest on the shoulders of one lonely refugee. Alina Starkov has never been good at anything. But when her regiment is attacked by the Fold and her best friend is brutally injured, Alina reveals a dormant power that saves his life — a power that could be the key to setting her war-ravaged country free.
London prepares for war as Hitler’s forces sweep across Europe. Grace Bennett has always dreamed of moving to the city, but the bunkers and blackout curtains that she finds on her arrival were not what she expected. And she certainly never imagined she’d wind up working at Primrose Hill, a dusty old bookshop nestled in the heart of London. Through blackouts and air raids, Grace discovers the power of storytelling to unite her community in ways she never dreamed — a force that triumphs over even the darkest nights of the war.
Drawing on her experience as a strategic facilitator who's worked with such organizations as the World Economic Forum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the retail company Fresh, Parker explains how ordinary people can create remarkable occasions, large and small. In dozens of fascinating examples, she breaks down the alchemy of these experiences to show what goes into the good ones and demonstrates how we can learn to incorporate those elements into all of our gatherings.
In his widely praised book, award-winning psychologist Jonathan Haidt examines the world’s philosophical wisdom through the lens of psychological science, showing how a deeper understanding of enduring maxims — like "Do unto others as you would have others do unto you," or, "What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger" — can enrich and even transform our lives.
Children are, in many ways, born philosophers. Without prompting, children often ask some of the largest questions about time, mortality, happiness, and the meaning of life. Yet all too often their inborn curiosity is not developed and, with age, the questions fall away. This book addresses some of their more complex questions by introducing accessible philosophical concepts from 25 famous thinkers, contextualized in relatable everyday scenarios.
Satirical cartoonist Tim Kreider turns his funny, brutally honest eye to the dark truths of the human condition, asking big questions about human-sized problems: What if you survive a brush with death and it doesn’t change you? Why do we fall in love with people we don’t even like? What do you do when a friend becomes obsessed with a political movement and won’t let you ignore it? Irreverent yet earnest, Kreider shares deeply personal experiences and readily confesses his vices.
Maths is a game. This book can be cut, drawn in, folded into shapes, and will even take you to the fourth dimension. So join stand-up mathematician Matt Parker on a journey through narcissistic numbers, optimal dating algorithms, at least two different kinds of infinity, and more.
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