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Almost Invisible

Almost Invisible ebook ISBN: 0307957640
Publisher: Knopf
Author: Mark Strand
Number of Pages: 64 
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From Pulitzer Prize–winner Mark Strand comes an exquisitely witty and poignant series of prose poems. Sometimes appearing as pure prose, sometimes as impure poetry, but always with Strand’s clarity and simplicity of style, they are like riddles, their answers vanishing just as they appear within reach. Fable, domestic satire, meditation, joke, and fantasy all come together in what is arguably the liveliest, most entertaining book that Strand has yet written.

Almost Invisible

Almost Invisible ebook ISBN: 9781773060781
Author: Maureen Garvie
Number of Pages: 192 
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Maya's classmate is on the run from an abusive home situation and secretly living in the school. Should Maya tell? Or can she help her friend on her own?

The Hand Behind the Invisible Hand

The Hand Behind the Invisible Hand ebook ISBN: 1529209102
Publisher: Policy Press
Author: Mittermaier, Karl
Number of Pages: 278 
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Available Open Access under CC-BY-NC-ND Made famous by the Enlightenment thinker Adam Smith, the concept of an ‘invisible hand’ might be taken to imply that a government that governs least governs the best, from the viewpoint of society. Here an invisible hand appears to represent unfettered market forces. Drawing from this much-contested notion, Mittermaier indicates why such a view represents only one side of the story and distinguishes between what he calls pragmatic and dogmatic free marketeers. Published posthumously, with new contributions by Daniel Klein, Rod O’Donnell and Christopher Torr, this book outlines Mittermaier’s main thesis and his relevance for ongoing debates within economics, politics, sociology and philosophy.

The Invisible PowerPoint Show and the Art of Communicating to Win

The Invisible PowerPoint Show and the Art of Communicating to Win ebook ISBN: 1291105573
Author: Nick Looby
Number of Pages: 154 
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The Invisible PowerPoint show will revolutionise your approach to presenting and enhance every interaction you will ever have. Communicate with more power, passion and purpose than ever before and discover the secrets of greater success. Nick's mischievous wit and boundless enthusiasm come alive in the Invisible PowerPoint show, taking all of his skills from stage to page ensuring your messages stick every time and your communication acheives the results you deserve.

From Invisible

From Invisible ebook ISBN: 160791252X
Publisher: Xulon Press
Author: A. J. Lucore
Number of Pages: 312 
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In response to the Lord's call to help the children in America, the author left South Africa to return stateside. From Invisible depicts the sequence of events that brought All The King's Horses Children's Ranch into existence purely by faith in Christ. This true-life narrative includes the martyrdom of a board member by a youth with fetal alcohol syndrome. On the lighter side, the book also reveals an unexpected romance guaranteeing an awe-inspiring read. Ana Jean Lucore has served the Lord in mission work since 1993. Since that commitment, the Lord has taken her around the states and overseas. Ana believes the Lord will find her busy with The Children's Ranch at His return. "Blessed is that servant whom [her] Lord when He cometh shall find so doing." Luke 12: 43 Ms. Lucore has two grown sons -- married to special women to whom she delights in being a 'mother-in-love'. Ana's five grandchildren are a source of joy for her. Their well-nurtured love is bestowed on them by their involved parents. Ana happily realizes that if all children had such parents All The King's Horses Children's Ranch could be gloriously used in another field of care, like nurturing the elderly. This book is, by God's grace, Ana's public-writing debut. All The King's Horses Children's Ranch P O Box 2063 Benson, AZ 85602

Invisible Engines

Invisible Engines ebook ISBN: 0262262649
Publisher: MIT Press
Author: David S. Evans,Andrei Hagiu,Richard Schmalensee
Number of Pages: 408 
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Harnessing the power of software platforms: what executives and entrepreneurs must know about how to use this technology to transform industries and how to develop the strategies that will create value and drive profits. Software platforms are the invisible engines that have created, touched, or transformed nearly every major industry for the past quarter century. They power everything from mobile phones and automobile navigation systems to search engines and web portals. They have been the source of enormous value to consumers and helped some entrepreneurs build great fortunes. And they are likely to drive change that will dwarf the business and technology revolution we have seen to this point. Invisible Engines examines the business dynamics and strategies used by firms that recognize the transformative power unleashed by this new revolution—a revolution that will change both new and old industries. The authors argue that in order to understand the successes of software platforms, we must first understand their role as a technological meeting ground where application developers and end users converge. Apple, Microsoft, and Google, for example, charge developers little or nothing for using their platforms and make most of their money from end users; Sony PlayStation and other game consoles, by contrast, subsidize users and make more money from developers, who pay royalties for access to the code they need to write games. More applications attract more users, and more users attract more applications. And more applications and more users lead to more profits. Invisible Engines explores this story through the lens of the companies that have mastered this platform-balancing act. It offers detailed studies of the personal computer, video game console, personal digital assistant, smart mobile phone, and digital media software platform industries, focusing on the business decisions made by industry players to drive profits and stay a step ahead of the competition. Shorter discussions of Internet-based software platforms provide an important glimpse into a future in which the way we buy, pay, watch, listen, learn, and communicate will change forever. An electronic version of this book is available under a Creative Commons license.

An Invisible Accordion

An Invisible Accordion ebook ISBN: 9780921411383
Publisher: Broken Jaw Press
Author: Jennifer Footman
Number of Pages: 96 
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The Laws of Invisible Things

The Laws of Invisible Things ebook ISBN: 1466832568
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
Author: Frank Huyler
Number of Pages: 320 
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In this suspenseful and finely wrought first novel, a young doctor's encounter with a mysterious disease leads him to a crossroads between faith and reason Not long into Michael Grant's first year in his new practice, a young girl in his care unexpectedly dies. He might not have been able to change that outcome, but he didn't do all in his power to prevent it, either. So when Michael is asked to take on the dead girl's father as a patient, he feels he must oblige the family's wishes. Examining the man, Michael notices an unusual pattern—a white, serpentine spiral—on the back of the throat and in his eye. But before a diagnosis can be made, the man is dead, the victim of a mysterious fire, and soon Michael himself is experiencing symptoms of the strange illness. Believing that he has stumbled across a new disease but unable to convince his skeptical colleagues, Michael sets out to gather evidence. His quest takes him into a wilderness of disease, religion, and mystery, and becomes a journey that leads him to question not only his belief in the order of the world but his own place and purpose within it. Lyrical, poetic, and utterly engrossing, The Laws of Invisible Things fully delivers on the promise of Frank Huyler's critically acclaimed collection of medical stories, The Blood of Strangers.


Silverwing ebook ISBN: 1416949984
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Author: Kenneth Oppel
Number of Pages: 216 
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When a newborn bat named Shade but sometimes called "Runt" becomes separated from his colony during migration, he grows in ways that prepare him for even greater journeys.

Almost True

Almost True ebook ISBN: 190766601X
Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Author: Keren David
Number of Pages: 368 
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DIV Ruthless killers are hunting Ty so the police move him and his mum to a quiet seaside town. But a horrific attack and a bullet meant for Ty prove that he's not safe. On the road again, Ty's in hiding with complete strangers . . . who seem to know a lot about him. Meanwhile he's desperate to see his girlfriend Claire, and terrified that she may betray him. Ty can't trust his own judgement and he's making dangerous decisions that could deliver him straight to the gangsters. A thrilling sequel to When I Was Joe, shot through with drama and suspense. /div

Almost a Family

Almost a Family ebook ISBN: 0307595242
Publisher: Anchor
Author: John Darnton
Number of Pages: 368 
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From the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and best-selling author: a beautifully crafted memoir of his lifelong chase after his father’s shadow. John was eleven months old when his father, Barney Darnton—a war correspondent for The New York Times—was killed in World War II, but his absence left a more profound imprint on the family than any living father could have. John’s mother, a well-known Times reporter and editor, tried to keep alive the dream of raising her two sons in ideal surroundings. When that proved impossible, she collapsed emotionally and physically. But along the way she created such a powerful myth of the father-hero who gave his life for his family, country, and the fourth estate that John followed his footsteps into the same newsroom. Decades after his father’s death, John and his brother, the historian Robert Darnton, began digging into the past to uncover the truth about their parents. To discover who the real-life Barney Darnton was—and in part who he himself is—John delves into turn-of-the-century farm life in Michigan, the anything-goes Jazz Age in Greenwich Village, the lives of hard-drinking war correspondents in the Pacific theater, and the fearful loneliness of the McCarthy years in Washington, D.C. He ends his quest on a beach in Papua New Guinea, where he learns about his father’s last moments from an aged villager who never forgot what he saw sixty-five years earlier. From the Hardcover edition.

“Every word doth almost tell my name”

“Every word doth almost tell my name” ebook ISBN: 1476602697
Publisher: McFarland
Author: P.D. McIntosh
Number of Pages: 220 
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Shall I compare thee to a Summer’s day? With these immortal lines Shakespeare begins his most famous sonnet and perhaps the most famous love poem of all time. But this poem, and more than 100 others, first published 400 years ago in a slim volume entitled Shakespeare’s Sonnets, was written by Shakespeare not about a beautiful young woman, but about a beautiful young man, whom Shakespeare addresses as “my lovely boy.” If Shakespeare was infatuated with a lovely boy, who was he? If he was a rich aristocrat, as the sonnets seem to suggest, how did Shakespeare make his acquaintance? Who was the Dark Lady described in the later sonnets? And what is the meaning of the Sonnets’ enigmatic dedication that refers to the mysterious Mr.W.H.? These questions and innumerable others have perplexed scholars for centuries. No comprehensive answers to the immensely puzzling questions raised by the poems have ever been presented. This book takes a fresh approach to the difficult issues presented by the Sonnets and upsets many cherished assumptions about the handsome young man, the Dark Lady, Mr.W.H. and Shakespeare himself.

Modernization and Postmodernization

Modernization and Postmodernization ebook ISBN: 9780691011806
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Author: Ronald Inglehart
Number of Pages: 453 
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To demonstrate the powerful links between belief systems and political and socioeconomic variables, this book draws on the World Values Surveys, a unique database that looks at the impact of mass publics on political and social life.

Body, Subject, and Power in China

Body, Subject, and Power in China ebook ISBN: 9780226987262
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Author: Angela Zito,Tani E. Barlow
Number of Pages: 307 
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For the first time, this volume brings to the study of China the theoretical concerns and methods of contemporary critical cultural studies. Written by historians, art historians, anthropologists, and literary critics who came of age after the People's Republic resumed scholarly ties with the United States, these essays yield valuable new insights not only for China studies but also, by extension, for non-Asian cultural criticism. Contributors investigate problems of bodiliness, engendered subjectivities, and discourses of power through a variety of sources that include written texts, paintings, buildings, interviews, and observations. Taken together, the essays show that bodies in China have been classified, represented, discussed, ritualized, gendered, and eroticized in ways as rich and multiple as those described in critical histories of the West. Silk robes, rocks, winds, gestures of bowing, yin yang hierarchies, and cross-dressing have helped create experiences of the body specific to Chinese historical life. By pointing to multiple examples of reimagining subjectivity and renegotiating power, the essays encourage scholars to avoid making broad generalizations about China and to rethink traditional notions of power, subject, and bodiliness in light of actual Chinese practices. Body, Subject, and Power in China is at once an example of the changing face of China studies and a work of importance to the entire discipline of cultural studies.

Les voyages de Cyrus

Les voyages de Cyrus ebook ISBN:
Author: Ramsay (Chevalier, Andrew Michael)
Number of Pages: N.A 
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L'emeraude the Emerald

L'emeraude the Emerald ebook ISBN:
Publisher: IRD Editions
Author: Association française de gemmologie,Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France).,ORSTOM (France).
Number of Pages: 235 
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Profits, Priests, and Princes

Profits, Priests, and Princes ebook ISBN: 9780804721660
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Author: Peter Minowitz
Number of Pages: 345 
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In launching modern economics, Adam Smith paved the way for laissez-faire capitalism, Marxism, and contemporary social science. This book scrutinizes Smith's disparagement of politics and religion to illuminate the subtlety of his rhetoric, the depth of his thought, and the ultimate shortcomings of his project. The author analyzes Smith's ideas on government, justice, human psychology, and international relations, stressing Smith's efforts to elevate wealth at the expense of citizenship and to replace normative political philosophy with historical theorizing and empirical modeling that emphasize economic causes. The book also provides the most comprehensive interpretation available of Smith's views on religion, examining the discrepancies between The Wealth of Nations and The Theory of Moral Sentiments while demonstrating Smith's intransigent rejection of heaven, hell, Providence, Jesus, eschatology, prophecy, revelation, and theocracy. Throughout, the author combats superficial interpretations of Smith by revealing the complexity of his views on a variety of subjects: the deceptive allure of technology, wealth, power, and empire; the relationship between political and economic freedom; the impact of economic progress on warfare; the quarrel between ancients and moderns; the difficulties posed to the citizen by the burgeoning complexity of society; the differences between human wisdom, divine wisdom, and the wisdom of nature; the obstacles to separating church and state; and the social and psychological roots of religion. The concluding chapter appraises the demise of communism in light of the Marxian emancipation of economics from politics and religion.

Suffering and the Remedy of Art

Suffering and the Remedy of Art ebook ISBN: 143841921X
Publisher: SUNY Press
Author: Harold Schweizer
Number of Pages: 215 
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This book suggests that a listening to suffering may profit from a literary hearing, and vice versa. It is not only that literature tells of suffering but that suffering may tell us something about the nature of literature