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    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 2017

      Space Exploration

      Past, Present, Future

      by Carolyn Collins Petersen

      Humanity has always looked to the stars, but it hasn’t been until relatively recently that we have managed to travel into space. Carolyn Collins Petersen takes us on a journey from the first space pioneers and their work, through the First World Warled technological advances in rocketry that formed the basis for the Space Age, to the increasing corporate interest in space. This detailed examination of our steps into space is viewed from our potential future there – on Mars to be exact – and considers how we will reach that point. The author concludes with our current advances and our immediate ambitions in space exploration. The future and its scientific possibilities are enthralling: who will be the first to step on Mars? Will matter/antimatter annihilations take us to the Kuiper Belt, or will it be ion propulsion? What is the Alcubierre Warp Drive? Will it take us to the stars?

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      April 2018

      Untruth

      Musing with Kierkegaard on Christian Living in Fractured World

      by Michael Stark

      Soren Kierkegaard was a leading philosopher of his day, and a prophet for us living in the 21st Century today. Based in the teaching of Kierkegaard, author Michael Stark explores what it means to life authentically and as a ‘true Christian’. His chapters explore contemporary topics such as politics, the media, the Internet, relationships and anxiety. The book as a whole aims to make the philosophy of Kierkegaard accessible to a wide readership, offering substance and perspective to live well in a pluralist world.

    • Biography & True Stories
      February 2017

      Jackie Chan:Never Grow Up, Only Get Older

      by Jackie Chan, Zhu Mo

      This is an autobiography of Chinese Kongfu star Jackie Chan. The book is a true recording of this international superstar’s growth and life experience for the last 50 years. It tells us the legendary actor’s stories, and also reflects a fantastic acting age.

    • Children's & YA
      May 2019

      Indigo Girl

      by Suzanne Kamata

      Fifteen-year-old Aiko Cassidy, a bicultural girl with cerebral palsy, grew up in Michigan with her single mother. For as long as she could remember, it was just the two of them. When a new stepfather and a baby half sister enter her life, she finds herself on the margins. Having recently come into contact with her biological father, she is invited to spend the summer with his indigo-growing family in a small Japanese farming village. Aiko thinks she just might fit in better in Japan. If nothing else, she figures the trip will inspire her manga story,Gadget Girl. However, Aiko’s stay in Japan is not quite the easygoing vacation that she expected. Her grandmother is openly hostile toward her, and she soon learns of painful family secrets that have been buried for years. Even so, she takes pleasure in meeting new friends. She is drawn to Taiga, the figure skater who shows her the power of persistence against self-doubt. Sora is a fellow manga enthusiast who introduces Aiko to a wide circle of like-minded artists. And then there is Kotaro, a refugee from the recent devastating earthquake in northeastern Japan. As she gets to know her biological father and the story of his break with her mother, Aiko begins to rethink the meaning of family and her own place in the world.

    • Fiction
      September 2019

      Septology

      by Jon Fosse

      Septologien, volume I to be published in 2019 The main character and narrator, Asle, is a painter, a widower, living in the house in Dylgja where he used to live with his wife, Ales. He lives alone, his only friends being his neighbor, Åsleik, a bachelor and traditional Norwegian fisherman-farmer, and Beyer, a gallerist who lives in Bjørgvin, a couple hours drive south of Dylgja. There, in Bjørgvin, lives another Asle, also a painter. He and the narrator are doppelgangers—two versions of the same person, two versions of the same life. The meeting between the two is a focal point of this fictional universe. The narrator’s whole life is told in flashbacks, as is most of his namesake’s life. But it all fits together, since the two are, in a way, one. The main events of the novel take place within a few days in December, around Christmas, and spans deep questions on our human conditions, in our lives, relations and in our believes. Cover not ready

    • Business, Economics & Law
      March 2018

      Women Who Launch

      The Women Who Shattered Glass Ceilings

      by Marlene Wagman-Geller

      Empowering stories of game-changing womenDorothy Parker observed, “It’s a man’s world;” the lady entrepreneurs and game-changers profiled in Women Who Launch would beg to differ. Unlike the matrons of the 1950s-the women who lunched-these kick-ass females left their DNA in the annals of time.A history of women in business and beyond: Julia Ward-Howe showed what’s good for the goose is good for the gander when she created the Girl Scouts of America. Sara Joseph Hale-authoress of Mary had a Little Lamb- convinced Lincoln to launch a national day of thanks while Anna Jarvis persuaded President Wilson to initiate a day in tribute of mothers. Estee Lauder revolutionized the cosmetics industry. The tradition of these Mothers of Invention continued when, compliments of knitter Krista Suh, the heads of millions were adorned with pink, pussy-cat ears in the largest women's march in history. These women who launched prove-in the words of Rosie the Riveter, “We can do it!”Biographies of women creators, innovators, and leaders: Women Who Launch is filled with inspiring true stories of women activists, artists, entrepreneurs who launched some of the most famous companies, brands, and organizations today and changed the world. It is at once a collection of biographies and a testament of female empowerment.Readers will find:The stories behind renowned companies, brands, and organizations and the diverse women who launched them.empowering quotes from strong women and those who refused to be kept down.motivation to all women who want to succeed in their careers, launch companies, and change the world.Find motivation in your career and life with the amazing history of women entrepreneurship, activism, and leadership.

    • The Arts
      September 2018

      Flawed

      by Andrea Dorfman illustrated by Andrea Dorfman

      From the Emmy-nominated, NFB, PBS-aired animated short, Flawed is a true story of self-acceptance.​ In Flawed, author Andrea Dorfman tells the true story of how she falls for Dave, but she is conflicted about her feelings for her new love. He's a plastic surgeon; ​she thinks plastic surgery has the​ power to make people feel flawed. Her discomfort with Dave's ​occupation​ sends her on a journey of self-reflection that forces her to confront her own fears about the way she looks. To learn more about this publisher, click here: http://bit.ly/2m6IjAk

    • Health & Personal Development
      October 2018

      Madame Missou Can Make Up Her Mind

      by Madame Missou

      Madame Missou understands me! She gives me advice for my everyday life, on matters like chaos management and multitasking – yet she also spurs me to think about the overriding issues that concern me:  How can I become more self-confi dent?  What path will lead me to fi nd more inner balance?  What can I learn from my dreams? And the best thing is that Madame Missou meets me at eye level. Her life experience means that she’s not easily rattled, and I benefi t from her pragmatic view of things. Basically, we’d all love to be a bit like her – both feet planted fi rmly on the ground, actively shaping her own future, enthusiastic, honest with herself and with others … and always ready for a laugh!

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