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...

Score: 4.5
From 3,441 Ratings

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....

Ethics for the Real World
Score: 3
From 2 Ratings

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...

Sociology and the Real World

Sociology and the Real World


  • Author : Stephen Lyng
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0742501760


Sociology and the Real World Book Description :

In this new book, Lyng and Franks argue that contemporary sociology has lost its connection to human realities. Addressing the conceptual underpinnings of sociological practice, they offer ways for sociology to reclaim lost concepts of objectivity, reality, and truth. The authors deconstruct these terms in modern and postmodern contexts, yet they look beyond the usual predicaments espoused by these traditions in an effort to rebuild concepts of reality and truth more coherently for contemporary social relations and social problems....

The Real World

The Real World


  • Author : Geoff Barton
  • Publisher : Heinemann
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: English language
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0435101188


The Real World Book Description :

This is a collection of non-fiction and media texts which is in line with National Curriculum requirements and is designed to develop students' reading skills in preparation for Key Stage 3 tests. The wide variety of texts, which are arranged in thematic units, includes advertisements, film and television scripts, newspaper articles, leaflets and information texts. Three of the units are intended for incorporation into schemes of work for Year 7, three for Year 8, and three for Year 9....

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...

Inventing the Real World

Inventing the Real World


  • Author : Marjorie H. Hellerstein
  • Publisher : Susquehanna University Press
  • Release Date : 1998
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1575910101


Inventing the Real World Book Description :

Over all, Alain Robbe-Grillet is an amused commentator on the world and on artistic creation, often humorous in his descriptions and narrative movements. He demands his readers' and viewers' attention and expects them to recognize his parodies and inventions....

The Politics of the Real World

The Politics of the Real World


  • Author : Michael Jacobs
  • Publisher : Earthscan
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1853833509


The Politics of the Real World Book Description :

Many people today feel that something has gone wrong with British society and British politics. The quality of like seems to be declining. Crime soars. Traffic and pollution spiral. Mass unemployment is undiminished, while many people experience insecurity and stress at work. Growing poverty and inequality have left many of Britain's citizens excluded from mainstream society. Everywhere, the sense of community seems to be breaking down. In the world as a whole, poverty and conflict cause immense suffering and threaten the security of nations. Global environmental degradation - from the greenhouse effect to the destruction of rainforests - makes the very future of the planet uncertain. Yet the political system seems barely to register what is happenin...

Doing Research in the Real World
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Doing Research in the Real World


  • Author : David E Gray
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2004-05-25
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0761948791


Doing Research in the Real World Book Description :

Practically-focused throughout, Doing Research in the Real World encourages the reader to develop an awareness of the real nature of research, and the means by which data can be collected, validated and interpreted. David Gray equips readers with the skills necessary to design and implement their own research project. The book covers all the essential aspects of actually doing research, and provides coverage of both quantitative and qualitative methods and deals with all the main elements of the research process and the design of appropriate research tools....

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...

The Real World Paris

The Real World Paris


  • Author : K.M. Squires
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2003-12-02
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0743477731


The Real World Paris Book Description :

A behind-the-scenes look at the seven strangers who were chosen to live together in a house in Paris contains gossip, drama, photographs, interviews, and the participants' original casting appearances....