Lost in Shangri-La
Score: 4
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Lost in Shangri-La


  • Author: Mitchell Zuckoff
  • Release Date : 2011-04-26
  • Genre: Military
  • File Size: 14969567 Bytes


A New York Times bestseller and the winner of the Winship/PEN New England Award, Lost in Shangri-La is “a truly incredible adventure” (New York Times Book Review) about three brave survivors of a WWII plane crash in the jungle.   On May 13, 1945, twenty-four American servicemen and WACs boarded a transport plane for a sightseeing trip over “Shangri-La,” a beautiful and mysterious valley deep within the jungle-covered mountains of Dutch New Guinea. Unlike the peaceful Tibetan monks of James Hilton’s bestselling novel Lost Horizon, this Shangri-La was home to spear-carrying tribesmen, warriors rumored to be cannibals.   But the pleasure tour became an unforgettable battle for survival when the plane crashed. Miraculously, three pass...

Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition
Score: 4.5
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Heaven is for Real Deluxe Edition


  • Author: Todd Burpo
  • Release Date : 2011-10-31
  • Genre: Christianity
  • File Size: 24037092 Bytes


#1 New York Times best-seller with more than 11 million copies sold and Amazon’s #17 best-selling book of all time. Heaven Is for Real was the best-selling non-fiction book of 2011 as reported by Nielsen’s Bookscan, and was developed as a major motion picture by Sony in 2014.“Do you remember the hospital, Colton?” Sonja said. “Yes, mommy, I remember,” he said. “That’s where the angels sang to me.”When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren’t expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed—a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy’s trip to he...

The Real World of Technology

The Real World of Technology


  • Author : Ursula M. Franklin
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780887846366


The Real World of Technology Book Description :

In this expanded edition of her bestselling 1989 CBC Massey Lectures, renowned Canadian scientist and humanitarian Ursula M. Franklin examines the impact of technology upon our lives and addresses the extraordinary changes in the bit sphere since The Real World of Technology was first published. In four new chapters, Franklin tackles contentious issues, such as the dilution of privacy and intellectual property rights, the impact of the current technology on government and governance, the shift from consumer capitalism to investment capitalism, and the influence of the Internet upon the craft of writing....

The Real World

The Real World


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Mtv Books
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0671003739


The Real World Book Description :

Members from the cast of each season of MTV's reality-based television series share their feelings and observations...

Here in the Real World
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Here in the Real World


  • Author : Sara Pennypacker
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062698971


Here in the Real World Book Description :

From the author of the highly acclaimed, New York Times bestselling novel Pax comes a gorgeous and moving middle grade novel that is an ode to introverts, dreamers, and misfits everywhere. Ware can’t wait to spend summer “off in his own world”—dreaming of knights in the Middle Ages and generally being left alone. But then his parents sign him up for dreaded Rec camp, where he must endure Meaningful Social Interaction and whatever activities so-called “normal” kids do. On his first day Ware meets Jolene, a tough, secretive girl planting a garden in the rubble of an abandoned church next to the camp. Soon he starts skipping Rec, creating a castle-like space of his own in the church lot. Jolene scoffs, calling him a dreamer—he doesn’t li...

Researching and Applying Metaphor in the Real World

Researching and Applying Metaphor in the Real World


  • Author : Graham Low
  • Publisher : John Benjamins Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789027223807


Researching and Applying Metaphor in the Real World Book Description :

It has become increasingly clear that metaphor needs to be explored in terms of the social and discourse context in which it is used, especially where the aim is to address real-world problems. The notion of 'real world' metaphor research has been developed to describe this important area of investigation. This book starts by describing the nature and scope of real world metaphor research and then illustrates, through 17 detailed, mainly empirically-based studies, the different areas it can apply to, and different methodologies that can be employed. Research problems are explored in areas such as artificial intelligence, language teaching and learning, reconciliation dialogue, university lecture discourse, poetry and wine description. Methods include...

The Real World of Democracy

The Real World of Democracy


  • Author : C.B. Macpherson
  • Publisher : House of Anansi
  • Release Date : 1992-04-29
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780887848902


The Real World of Democracy Book Description :

In his 1964 CBC Massey Lectures C. B. Macpherson examines the rival ideas of democracy - the communist, Third World, and Western-liberal variants - and their impact on one another. He suggests that the West need not fear any challenge to liberal democracy if it is prepared to re-examine and alter its own values....

Memory in the Real World

Memory in the Real World


  • Author : Gillian Cohen
  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release Date : 2007-12-03
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135419875


Memory in the Real World Book Description :

This fully revised and updated third edition of the highly acclaimed Memory in the Real World includes recent research in all areas of everyday memory. Distinguished researchers have contributed new and updated material in their own areas of expertise. The controversy about the value of naturalistic research, as opposed to traditional laboratory methods, is outlined, and the two approaches are seen to have converged and become complementary rather than antagonistic. The editors bring together studies on many different topics, such as memory for plans and actions, for names and faces, for routes and maps, life experiences and flashbulb memory, and eyewitness memory. Emphasis is also given to the role of memory in consciousness and metacognition. New t...

Ethics for the Real World
Score: 3
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Ethics for the Real World


  • Author : Ronald Arthur Howard
  • Publisher : Harvard Business Press
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781422121061


Ethics for the Real World Book Description :

People often act reflexively when faced with an ethical challenge. The necessity to make a fast decision leaves little time to think clearly. We get distracted by what our colleagues and others expect from us, and we make snap decisions that we regret. While most agree that outright lying, stealing, and harming are wrong, they seem to disagree about smaller compromises. This book argues that it's better and more satisfying to choose instead of react, to understand distinctions instead of guess what is right for us, and to remain cognizant of the impact of ethical compromise on our effectiveness at work and our personal relationships. The chapters of this book offer lessons and practical tools to help readers: 1. Develop radar to identify the situatio...

Virginia Woolf and the Real World

Virginia Woolf and the Real World


  • Author : Alex Zwerdling
  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0520061845


Virginia Woolf and the Real World Book Description :

Discusses the influence of historical events, politics, and social movements on Woolf's fiction, describes her ideology, and examines her major works...

Writing in the Real World
Score: 5
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Writing in the Real World


  • Author : Anne Beaufort
  • Publisher : Teachers College Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0807739006


Writing in the Real World Book Description :

How can we prepare the work-force of tomorrow for the increasing writing demands of the Information Age? Anne Beaufort provides a multidimensional response to this critical question. Offering a vital view of the developmental process entailed in attaining writing fluency in school and beyond, and the conditions that contribute to acquiring such expertise, Beaufort illuminates what it takes to foster the versatility writers must possess in the workplace of the twenty-first century....

From Here to Sustainability

From Here to Sustainability


  • Author : Ian Christie
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781853837357


From Here to Sustainability Book Description :

This work distils the principles and priorities of many of the leading voluntary groups into a programme of political aims and actions. The problem can be measured as a "sustainability gap". With examples and short case studies, the book translates the gap into recommendations for progress....