New Release Books by Alexander Koshkin

Alexander Koshkin is the author of Meet Me in the Middle (2022), Pandemia (2021), Melissa (formerly published as GEORGE) (2022), Winchelsea (2022) and other 402 books.

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Meet Me in the Middle

release date: Jul 12, 2022
Meet Me in the Middle
Fans of Jennifer Dugan and Laura Taylor Namey will fall in love with this latest YA romance by Wattpad superstar Alex Light, author of The Upside of Falling. Eden had her best friend Katie—she didn’t need anyone else. But then there was Truman. Katie’s older brother, the artist. The recluse. The boy with the innocent smile and the dangerous eyes. Eden had never really known Truman—not until the night of Katie’s accident. That was the night they’d finally let each other into their orbits—only to have the sky come crashing down on them. With Katie in the hospital and Truman fleeing from his grief without a word, Eden is left alone to grapple with her own pain. But when Truman returns to the city, can Eden let him back into her life knowing that their first kiss is what tore their world apart?

Pandemia

release date: Nov 30, 2021
Pandemia
The most important fact about the coronavirus pandemic that turned the world upside down in 2020 is that our response to it has been an epic overreaction driven by a disastrous confluence of public and private interests—all of them purporting to “follow the science.” Since the lockdowns began, millions of Americans have relied on the reporting of Alex Berenson. Exposing the hysteria and manipulation behind the worst failure of public policy since World War I, this clear-eyed journalist has been a critical source of reason and truth. The product of relentless investigation and research, Pandemia explains how an illness that many people will never even know they had became the occasion for economically ruinous lockdowns and the suppression of personal freedom on a previously unimaginable scale. Dispassionate, factual, and untainted by any agenda other than telling the truth, this is the account that pandemic-weary Americans desperately need.

Melissa (formerly published as GEORGE)

release date: Apr 19, 2022
Melissa (formerly published as GEORGE)
BE WHO YOU ARE. When people look at Melissa, they think they see a boy named George. But she knows she''s not a boy. She knows she''s a girl. Melissa thinks she’ll have to keep this a secret forever. Then her teacher announces that their class play is going to be Charlotte''s Web. Melissa really, really, REALLY wants to play Charlotte. But the teacher says she can''t even try out for the part... because she''s a boy. With the help of her best friend, Kelly, Melissa comes up with a plan. Not just so she can be Charlotte -- but so everyone can know who she is, once and for all.

Winchelsea

release date: Feb 03, 2022
Winchelsea
AS READ ON BBC RADIO 4 The year is 1742. Goody Brown, saved from drowning and adopted when just a babe, has grown up happily in the smuggling town of Winchelsea. Then, when Goody turns sixteen, her father is murdered in the night by men he thought were friends. To find justice in a lawless land, Goody must enter the cut-throat world of her father’s killers. With her beloved brother Francis, she joins a rival gang of smugglers. Facing high seas and desperate villains, she also discovers something else: an existence without constraints or expectations, a taste for danger that makes her blood run fast. Goody was never born to be a gentlewoman. But what will she become instead? Winchelsea is an electrifying story of vengeance and transformation; a rare, lyrical and transporting work of historical imagination that makes the past so real we can touch it.

Driven

release date: Jan 18, 2022
Driven
"The origin story of the revolutionary driverless car, from concept to its present status, told through the stories of the key innovators by the Wired reporter who has covered this story for the past five years"--

Against All Odds

release date: Mar 22, 2022
Against All Odds
**The instant New York Times bestseller** The untold story of four of the most decorated soldiers of World War II—all Medal of Honor recipients—from the beaches of French Morocco to Hitler’s own mountaintop fortress, by the national bestselling author of The First Wave “Pitch-perfect.”—The Wall Street Journal • “Riveting.”—World War II magazine • “Alex Kershaw is the master of putting the reader in the heat of the action.”—Martin Dugard As the Allies raced to defeat Hitler, four men, all in the same unit, earned medal after medal for battlefield heroism. Maurice “Footsie” Britt, a former professional football player, became the very first American to receive every award for valor in a single war. Michael Daly was a West Point dropout who risked his neck over and over to keep his men alive. Keith Ware would one day become the first and only draftee in history to attain the rank of general before serving in Vietnam. In WWII, Ware owed his life to the finest soldier he ever commanded, a baby-faced Texan named Audie Murphy. In the campaign to liberate Europe, each would gain the ultimate accolade, the Congressional Medal of Honor. Tapping into personal interviews and a wealth of primary source material, Alex Kershaw has delivered his most gripping account yet of American courage, spanning more than six hundred days of increasingly merciless combat, from the deserts of North Africa to the dark heart of Nazi Germany. Once the guns fell silent, these four exceptional warriors would discover just how heavy the Medal of Honor could be—and how great the expectations associated with it. Having survived against all odds, who among them would finally find peace?

Pighearted

release date: Oct 26, 2021
Pighearted
Charlotte''s Web meets My Sister''s Keeper in this charming story told from the alternating perspectives of a boy with a fatal heart condition and the pig with the heart that could save his life. Jeremiah’s heart skips a beat before his first soccer game, but it’s not nerves. It’s the first sign of a heart attack. He knows he needs to go to the hospital, but he’s determined to score a goal. Charging after the ball, he refuses to stop…even if his heart does. J6 is a pig and the only one of his five brothers who survived the research lab. Though he''s never left his cell, he thinks of himself as a therapy pig, a scholar, and a bodyguard. But when the lab sends him to live with Jeremiah''s family, there’s one new title he’s desperate to have: brother. At first, Jeremiah thinks his parents took in J6 to cheer him up. But before long, he begins to suspect there''s more to his new curly-tailed companion than meets the eye. When the truth is revealed, Jeremiah and J6 must protect each other at all costs—even if their lives depend on it.

Lapse

release date: Sep 10, 2021
Lapse
Nora knows the rules. Find the time marker, never reveal the secrets of the universe, don''t get involved in the time marker''s lives. However, in nearly every single life cycle, they''re paired together, when it comes to Mason, she breaks all the rules again and again. She found him when he was twelve. In high school, Nora taught him his place in the universe. And their lives were thoroughly intertwined-now more than ever. Despite her mistakes, Nora''s job was easy enough, until everything took a sharp turn. Mason is angry with her, with the universe telling her who she ought to be. Nora knows her role, and what responsibility means. She isn''t about to start questioning why things are the way they are, though in her heart her efforts are beginning to unfurl a fog over her judgment. To add to their cosmic dysfunction, Mason and Nora are only one time warp away from being discovered by time travelers, who would like nothing more than to see Mason restart a life cycle, or thrown out of time completely...

Donald Trump

release date: Aug 01, 2021
Donald Trump
Who is Donald Trump? From his beginnings as a businessman to his term as president, this beginning biography title explores the story of the 45th president. Leveled text pairs with special features such as a timeline, question, and profile to give readers a better understanding of the Donald Trump presidency and how it changed the world.

The Maidens

release date: Jun 15, 2021
The Maidens
**THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER** "Alex Michaelides’s long-awaited next novel, ''The Maidens,'' is finally here...the premise is enticing and the elements irresistible." —The New York Times "A deliciously dark, elegant, utterly compulsive read—with a twist that blew my mind. I loved this even more than I loved The Silent Patient and that''s saying something!" —Lucy Foley, New York Times bestselling author of The Guest List From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Silent Patient comes a spellbinding tale of psychological suspense, weaving together Greek mythology, murder, and obsession, that further cements “Michaelides as a major player in the field” (Publishers Weekly). Edward Fosca is a murderer. Of this Mariana is certain. But Fosca is untouchable. A handsome and charismatic Greek tragedy professor at Cambridge University, Fosca is adored by staff and students alike—particularly by the members of a secret society of female students known as The Maidens. Mariana Andros is a brilliant but troubled group therapist who becomes fixated on The Maidens when one member, a friend of Mariana’s niece Zoe, is found murdered in Cambridge. Mariana, who was once herself a student at the university, quickly suspects that behind the idyllic beauty of the spires and turrets, and beneath the ancient traditions, lies something sinister. And she becomes convinced that, despite his alibi, Edward Fosca is guilty of the murder. But why would the professor target one of his students? And why does he keep returning to the rites of Persephone, the maiden, and her journey to the underworld? When another body is found, Mariana’s obsession with proving Fosca’s guilt spirals out of control, threatening to destroy her credibility as well as her closest relationships. But Mariana is determined to stop this killer, even if it costs her everything—including her own life.

Internet Marketing

release date: Jun 10, 2021
Internet Marketing
Internet marketing is the fastest growing and most exciting branch of marketing today. as the world becomes ever more connected, keeping up with developments and trends is vital for marketers trying to reach new audiences – who are more discerning, fragmented and cynical than ever. technology and software are changing at such a high rate that it seems almost impossible to keep up with trends. Products and services are evolving and adapting to the online sphere. the web is constantly shifting, growing and changing – everything is fleeting.How do savvy internet marketers cope with all this? they harness the power of the web – and its myriad tools – for their own needs. they find unique and personal ways to interact with customers online. they plan, organise, implement and measure complex internet-wide strategies seamlessly. most importantly, they never stop learning, growing and adapting themselves Internet marketing is the fastest growing and most exciting branch of marketing today. as the world becomes ever more connected, keeping up with developments and trends is vital for marketers trying to reach new audiences – who are more discerning, fragmented and cynical than ever. technology and software are changing at such a high rate that it seems almost impossible to keep up with trends. Products and services are evolving and adapting to the online sphere. the web is constantly shifting, growing and changing – everything is fleeting.How do savvy internet marketers cope with all this? they harness the power of the web – and its myriad tools – for their own needs. they find unique and personal ways to interact with customers online. they plan, organise, implement and measure complex internet-wide strategies seamlessly. most importantly, they never stop learning, growing and adapting themselves

Housing Policy in the United States

release date: Apr 29, 2021
Housing Policy in the United States
The fourth edition of Housing Policy in the United States refreshes its classic, foundational coverage of the field with new data, analysis, and comparative focus. This landmark volume offers a broad overview that synthesizes a wide range of material to highlight the significant problems, concepts, programs and debates that all defi ne the aims, challenges, and milestones within and involving housing policy. Expanded discussion in this edition centers on state and local activity to produce and preserve affordable housing, the impact and the implications of reduced fi nancial incentives for homeowners. Other features of this new edition include: • Analysis of the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 on housing- related tax expenditures; • Review of the state of fair housing programs in the wake of the Trump Administration’s rollback of several key programs and policies; • Cross- examination of U.S. housing policy and conditions in an international context. Featuring the latest available data on housing patterns and conditions, this is an excellent companion for graduate and advanced undergraduate courses in urban studies, urban planning, sociology and social policy, and housing policy.

Fans in the Stands

release date: Mar 30, 2021
Fans in the Stands
From FIFA World Cup Champion, Olympic gold medalist, and bestselling author Alex Morgan comes the twelfth and final book in an empowering and fun-filled middle grade series about soccer and friendship. There’s only two games separating the Kicks from the regional championship title. And with the Kentville Kangaroos boys’ team also on their way to the championship, Devin can’t contain her excitement for her friends! That is until Steve, Devin’s crush, admits that he doesn’t think girl soccer players are as good as the boys. Devin’s certain that the only want to prove him wrong is to work hard and player harder, like she’s always done. Instead, the Kicks and the Kangaroos place a bet: Whoever can get the most fans in the stands at their games is clearly the better team. But when their plans to bring in spectators puts both of their championship games in jeopardy, Devin has to make a choice. Is beating the boys worth risking the title the Kicks have played so hard for?

Black Rifle

release date: Feb 15, 2021
Black Rifle
There has been another mass shooting in America, and thirteen people are dead. One of the victims is the daughter of Marco Barros, a powerful U.S. senator. The killer is still at large. Their identity and motive remain a mystery. Rookie ATF Agent Miranda Lopez''s only lead is the murder weapon: an AR-15, a.k.a. the "black rifle." Forced to work with Cal, a mysterious private sector mercenary hired by Senator Barros, Miranda''s search for the rifle will take her across the country: from the crumbling city blocks of South Central, California to the frigid streets of South Side, Chicago to a sun-baked Arizona militia compound to the polished halls of power of Washington, D.C. As they unravel a shocking grander conspiracy behind the shooting-- a dark secret that the powerful will do anything to keep hidden-- Miranda and Cal risk losing everything...

The Life Model of Social Work Practice

release date: Feb 02, 2021
The Life Model of Social Work Practice
Originally published in 1980, The Life Model of Social Work Practice was the first textbook to introduce the ecological perspective into social work practice. This fourth edition brings the text up to date by expanding and deepening this perspective. Integrating contemporary theory and research findings with numerous case illustrations drawn from a wide range of practice contexts, this textbook provides students with an invaluable introduction to the real world of social work practice and includes knowledge, methods, and skills for advanced practice. The authors detail the theoretical foundation of the ecological perspective and the life model’s emphasis on evidence- and ethics-guided practice, culturally competent and diversity-sensitive practice, and the multiple sources of accountability that social workers face. The text features an extensive discussion of the principles of trauma-informed practice and their implications for social work practice. Its discussion of cultural competence and sensitivity to diversity incorporates contemporary concepts such as cultural humility and privilege, intersectionality, and critical race theory and presents their application to practice. The authors integrate current research throughout the text and provide numerous research applications to underscore and model the importance of evidence-guided practice. The fourth edition reflects the National Association of Social Workers Code of Ethics and the Council on Social Work Education’s most recent set of competency standards, which accredit social work schools and programs. It is accompanied by a teachers guide that provides chapter summaries, recommended teaching methods and skills, questions for discussion, and suggested assignments and identifies where in the text the nine EPAS competencies and their associated practice behaviors are addressed.

Oliver

release date: Jan 26, 2021
Oliver
He Was Searching for a Lost Dog. He Found More Than He’d Ever Hoped For. On Valentine’s Day 2019, someone stole Steven Carino’s dog, Oliver, from his car. Having lost his mother at thirteen and grown up with an alcoholic father, he could always count on his dogs for comfort and company. But now, with his beloved Oliver missing, Steven felt utterly alone. Then, the miracle. In a series of near-impossible coincidences, people from different walks of life crossed paths with Oliver and with Steven. Hardworking immigrants, wealthy suburbanites, car mechanics, deli workers, old friends, close relatives, street cops, gang members, a TV news reporter, social media followers around the world, and one very gifted hairdresser all played a part in Steven’s desperate journey to find Oliver. In the middle of it all, Steven realized that no one is ever truly alone--and that the power of community can be life-changing. Oliver is not just a book about a stolen dog. At its core, it’s a story about kindness, friendship, and the power of faith. As Steven says, “This is more than just a dog story. This is an everybody story. This is a love story.”

For the Common Good

release date: Jan 01, 2021
For the Common Good
Alex John London defends a conception of the common good that grounds a moral imperative with two requirements. The first is to promote research that enables key social institutions to effectively, efficiently and equitably safeguard the basic interests of individuals. The second is to ensure that research is organized as a voluntary scheme of social cooperation that respects its various contributors'' moral claim to be treated as free and equal. Connecting research to the goals of a just social order grounds a framework for assessing and managing research risk that reconciles these requirements and justifies key oversight practices in non-paternalistic terms. The result is a new understanding of research ethics that resolves coordination problems that threaten these goals and provides credible assurance that the requirements of this imperative are being met.--

Cybersecurity

release date: Aug 27, 2019
Cybersecurity
No data is completely safe. Cyberattacks on companies and individuals are on the rise and growing not only in number but also in ferocity. And while you may think your company has taken all the precautionary steps to prevent an attack, no individual, company, or country is safe. Cybersecurity can no longer be left exclusively to IT specialists. Improving and increasing data security practices and identifying suspicious activity is everyone''s responsibility, from the boardroom to the break room. Cybersecurity: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review brings you today''s most essential thinking on cybersecurity, from outlining the challenges to exploring the solutions, and provides you with the critical information you need to prepare your company for the inevitable hack. The lessons in this book will help you get everyone in your organization on the same page when it comes to protecting your most valuable assets. Business is changing. Will you adapt or be left behind? Get up to speed and deepen your understanding of the topics that are shaping your company''s future with the Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review series. Featuring HBR''s smartest thinking on fast-moving issues--blockchain, cybersecurity, AI, and more--each book provides the foundational introduction and practical case studies your organization needs to compete today and collects the best research, interviews, and analysis to get it ready for tomorrow. You can''t afford to ignore how these issues will transform the landscape of business and society. The Insights You Need series will help you grasp these critical ideas--and prepare you and your company for the future.

Out-Innovate

release date: Apr 07, 2020
Out-Innovate
The new playbook for innovation and startup success is emerging from beyond Silicon Valley--at the "frontier." Startups have changed the world. In the United States, many startups, such as Tesla, Apple, and Amazon, have become household names. The economic value of startups has doubled since 1992 and is projected to double again in the next fifteen years. For decades, the hot center of this phenomenon has been Silicon Valley. This is changing fast. Thanks to technology, startups are now taking root everywhere, from Delhi to Detroit to Nairobi to Sao Paulo. Yet despite this globalization of startup activity, our knowledge of how to build successful startups is still drawn primarily from Silicon Valley. As venture capitalist Alexandre Lazarow shows in this insightful and instructive book, this Silicon Valley "gospel" is due for a refresh--and it comes from what he calls the "frontier," the growing constellation of startup ecosystems, outside of the Valley and other major economic centers, that now stretches across the globe. The frontier is a truly different world where startups often must cope with political or economic instability and lack of infrastructure, and where there might be little or no access to angel investors, venture capitalists, or experienced employee pools. Under such conditions, entrepreneurs must be creators who build industries rather than disruptors who change them because there are few existing businesses to disrupt. The companies they create must be global from birth because local markets are too small. They focus on resiliency and sustainability rather than unicorn-style growth at any cost. With rich and wide-ranging stories of frontier innovators from around the world, Out-Innovate is the new playbook for innovation--wherever it has the potential to happen.

The Tourist

release date: May 27, 2020
The Tourist
In Alex Sherman''s novella of space exploration The Tourist, a young academic travels to a mining outpost on a small planetoid, far from their sun There he studies the culture and music of a small squatter population that lives in total darkness. This is the first time any student has been allowed to travel there. Chocky agrees to show the student around, although he has more pressing things on his mind. Maybe this tour will provide the resources he needs, after all. At the Publisher''s request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Eighth Detective

release date: Aug 04, 2020
The Eighth Detective
A New York Times Top Ten Thriller of 2020 "Dizzying, dazzling... When did you last read a genuinely original thriller? The wait is over." —A.J. Finn, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in the Window "One of the most innovative mysteries in recent memory." - The Wall Street Journal There are rules for murder mysteries. There must be a victim. A suspect. A detective. Grant McAllister, a professor of mathematics, once sat down and worked all the rules out – and wrote seven perfect detective stories to demonstrate. But that was thirty years ago. Now Grant lives in seclusion on a remote Mediterranean island, counting the rest of his days. Until Julia Hart, a brilliant, ambitious editor knocks on his door. Julia wishes to republish his book, and together they must revisit those old stories: an author hiding from his past and an editor keen to understand it. But there are things in the stories that don’t add up. Inconsistencies left by Grant that a sharp-eyed editor begins to suspect are more than mistakes. They may be clues, and Julia finds herself with a mystery of her own to solve. Alex Pavesi''s The Eighth Detective is a love letter to classic detective stories with a modern twist, where nothing is as it seems, and proof that the best mysteries break all the rules.

Learning React

release date: Jun 12, 2020
Learning React
If you want to learn how to build efficient React applications, this is your book. Ideal for web developers and software engineers who understand how JavaScript, CSS, and HTML work in the browser, this updated edition provides best practices and patterns for writing modern React code. No prior knowledge of React or functional JavaScript is necessary. With their learning road map, authors Alex Banks and Eve Porcello show you how to create UIs that can deftly display changes without page reloads on large-scale, data-driven websites. You’ll also discover how to work with functional programming and the latest ECMAScript features. Once you learn how to build React components with this hands-on guide, you’ll understand just how useful React can be in your organization. Understand key functional programming concepts with JavaScriptLook under the hood to learn how React runs in the browserCreate application presentation layers with React componentsManage data and reduce the time you spend debugging applicationsIncorporate React Hooks to manage state and fetch dataUse a routing solution for single-page application featuresLearn how to structure React applications with servers in mind

Crossings

release date: Jul 28, 2020
Crossings
"A sparkling debut. Landragin’s seductive literary romp shines as a celebration of the act of storytelling." —Publishers Weekly "Romance, mystery, history, and magical invention dance across centuries in an impressive debut novel." —Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) "Deft writing seduces the reader in a complex tale of pursuit, denial, and retribution moving from past to future. Highly recommended." —Library Journal (Starred Review) Alex Landragin''s Crossings is an unforgettable and explosive genre-bending debut—a novel in three parts, designed to be read in two different directions, spanning a hundred and fifty years and seven lifetimes. On the brink of the Nazi occupation of Paris, a German-Jewish bookbinder stumbles across a manuscript called Crossings. It has three narratives, each as unlikely as the next. And the narratives can be read one of two ways: either straight through or according to an alternate chapter sequence. The first story in Crossings is a never-before-seen ghost story by the poet Charles Baudelaire, penned for an illiterate girl. Next is a noir romance about an exiled man, modeled on Walter Benjamin, whose recurring nightmares are cured when he falls in love with a storyteller who draws him into a dangerous intrigue of rare manuscripts, police corruption, and literary societies. Finally, there are the fantastical memoirs of a woman-turned-monarch whose singular life has spanned seven generations. With each new chapter, the stunning connections between these seemingly disparate people grow clearer and more extraordinary. Crossings is an unforgettable adventure full of love, longing and empathy.

Who Are You?

release date: Oct 13, 2020
Who Are You?
The Game Boy Advance platform as computational system and cultural artifact, from its 2001 release through hacks, mods, emulations, homebrew afterlives. In 2002, Nintendo of America launched an international marketing campaign for the Game Boy Advance that revolved around the slogan "Who Are You?"--asking potential buyers which Nintendo character, game, or even device they identified with and attempting to sell a new product by exploiting players'' nostalgic connections to earlier ones. Today, nearly two decades after its release, and despite the development of newer and more powerful systems, Nintendo''s Game Boy Advance lives on, through a community that continues to hack, modify, emulate, make, break, remake, redesign, trade, use, love, and play with the platform. In this book Alex Custodio traces the network of hardware and software afterlives of the Game Boy Advance platform.

All in a Row

release date: May 03, 2019
All in a Row
Laurence likes pizza. Laurence is about to go to school. Laurence thinks it''s okay to wee on mummy''s pillow. Like any couple, Tamora and Martin have big hopes and dreams. But when your child is autistic, non-verbal, and occasionally violent, ambitions can quickly become a pipe dream. In a household brimming with love, resentment and realisations, meet Tam, Martin and Laurence''s carer Gary as they struggle to care for their beloved boy. On the night before social services finally intervenes, who is the victim here? Who was the traitor? And who do you blame when you can no longer cope? Inspired by his experiences working as a carer for over a decade, Alex Oates'' new play is a kitchen sink comedy-drama filled with heart... and French Fancies.

Introducing Medical Anthropology

release date: Mar 20, 2019
Introducing Medical Anthropology
Introducing Medical Anthropology, Third Edition, is intended for use in the medical anthropology course taught primarily at four year universities.

Black Friday

release date: Mar 11, 2019
Black Friday
Plunge into a thrilling adventure tracking domestic terrorists in book 7 of the acclaimed Maggie O’Dell series, from New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava. On the busiest shopping day of the year, a group of idealistic college students believe they’re about to carry out an elaborate media stunt at the largest mall in America. They think the equipment in their backpacks will disrupt stores’ computer systems, causing delays and chaos, disrupting capitalism, if only for a moment. What they don’t realize is that instead of jamming devices, their backpacks contain explosives. And they’re about to become unwitting suicide bombers. FBI profiler Maggie O’Dell must put her own political troubles aside to work with Nick Morrelli and figure out who’s behind this terrorist plot—a massacre that’s all the more frightening when a tip reveals that Maggie’s brother is one of the doomed protestors. Originally published in 2009

A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy

release date: Dec 11, 2018
A Bad Deal for the Whole Galaxy
The greatest dangers hide the brightest treasures in this bold, planet-hopping science fiction adventure series. The crew of the legendary Capricious are rich enough to retire in comfort for the rest of their days, but none of it matters if the galaxy is still in danger. Nilah and Boots, the ship''s newest crew-members hear the word of a mysterious cult that may have links back to an ancient and all-powerful magic. To find it, hot-headed Nilah will have to go undercover and find the source of their power without revealing her true identity. Meanwhile, Boots is forced to confront the one person she''d hoped never to see again: her old, turn-coat treasure-hunting partner.

Annihilation

release date: Mar 12, 2018
Annihilation
Following on from the success of his thriller, Ex Machina, Alex Garland returns to cerebral sci-fi with his adaptation of Jeff VanderMeer''s cult novel - a tale of a biologist attempting to uncover the mystery of her husband''s disappearance into a restricted zone. What she and her fellow scientists discover is a world populated by mysterious life forms that might offer answers, but which exposes them to madness and death. Beside the screenplay, the book also includes 20 pages of behind-the-scenes photos.

Giving Kids The Business

release date: Mar 08, 2018
Giving Kids The Business
Giving Kids the Business exposes the ways in which corporate America is turning schools into profit centers, the curriculum into an advertising vehicle, and children into a cash crop. Learn how market-oriented school reforms take money out of your pocket and lower the quality of public education. This book sounds the alarm over schools being used by marketers to pitch their products to our nations children. }The commercialization of public education is upon us. With much fanfare and plenty of controversy, plans to cash in on our public schools are popping up all over the country. Educator and social commentator Alex Molnar has written the first book to both document the commercial invasion of public education and explain its alarming consequences.Imagine that your son is given a Gushers fruit snack, told to burst it between his teeth, and asked by his teacher to compare the sensation to a geothermic eruption (compliments of General Mills). Imagine your daughter being taught a lesson about self-esteem by being asked to think about good hair days and bad hair days (compliments of Revlon.) Imagine that to cap off a day of world class learning, your childs teacher shows a videotape that explains that the Valdez oil spill wasnt so bad after all (compliments of Exxon). Giving Kids the Business explains why hot-button proposals like Channel One, an advertising-riddled television program for schools; for-profit public schools run by companies such as the Edison Project and Education Alternatives, Inc.; taxpayer-financed vouchers for private schools; and the relentless interference of corporations in the school curriculum spell trouble for Americas future. Anyone curious about how schools are being turned into marketing vehicles, how education is being recast as a commercial transaction, and how children are being cultivated as a cash crop will want to read Giving Kids the Business. } The commercialization of public education is upon us. With much fanfare and plenty of controversy, plans to cash in on our public schools are popping up all over the country. Educator and social commentator Alex Molnar has written the first book to both document the commercial invasion of public education and explain its alarming consequences.Imagine that your son is given a Gushers fruit snack, told to burst it between his teeth, and asked by his teacher to compare the sensation to a geothermic eruption (compliments of General Mills). Imagine your daughter being taught a lesson about self-esteem by being asked to think about good hair days and bad hair days (compliments of Revlon.) Imagine that to cap off a day of world class learning, your childs teacher shows a videotape that explains that the Valdez oil spill wasnt so bad after all (compliments of Exxon). Giving Kids the Business explains why hot-button proposals like Channel One, an advertising-riddled television program for schools; for-profit public schools run by companies such as the Edison Project and Education Alternatives, Inc. ; taxpayer-financed vouchers for private schools; and the relentless interference of corporations in the school curriculum spell trouble for Americas children.With political races, legislative issues, and judicial challenges regarding education reform from Massachusetts to California, this book will explain whats behind the headlines in every state.

Essential Operations Management

release date: Nov 01, 2017
Essential Operations Management
The second edition of this innovative core textbook spans the service and manufacturing sectors, equipping readers to grasp and overcome the core challenges faced in planning, designing and implementing operations. The prestigious and well-respected author team takes a ''tasks and challenges'' approach that marries theory to their extensive practical experience of running operations in high-profile business settings while reflecting their clear vision and personal philosophy of operations management. Packed with engaging learning features that truly bring the subject to life, the text provides a concise and real-world orientated look at the key parts of an operations manager''s job. This textbook is an ideal course text for undergraduate, postgraduate and MBA students taking a module in operations management or manufacturing/services operations. New to this Edition: - New and greatly expanded coverage of the most relevant contemporary topics in OM, including corporate social responsibility and ethics, lean manufacturing, outsourcing vs. insourcing, and zero hour contracts - Over 30 new and updated cases from a wide range of international companies including Apple, Samsung and Uber - Increased focus on strategy with an expanded emphasis and new dedicated sections on improving operations that place OM firmly at the centre of organizational considerations

The 2% Rule to Get Debt Free Fast

release date: Oct 24, 2017
The 2% Rule to Get Debt Free Fast
DEBT-FREE LIVING 2% AT A TIME In The 2% Rule To Get Debt Free Fast, Alex and Cassie break down the steps that took them from over $100,000 in consumer debt to living a debt-free life in just a few short years. Alex and Cassie''s step-by-step plan is for even the most financially illiterate, and has helped thousands of their followers on their website, TheThriftyCouple.com, get their finances in order. In this easily digestible guide, they show you how small changes can have a big impact so you can skip the quick fixes and change your life forever. They''ll teach you: • How to pay off your mortgage quickly without draining your budget • How to create an emergency fund fast while juggling your monthly bills • What unsecured and secured loans really mean and how much they are costing you • When you should be paying in cash and when you should use a credit card • Creative ways to save on everyday expenses • How to still eat out without breaking the bank Complete with personal anecdotes, helpful worksheets and money-saving tips and tricks, The 2% Rule To Get Debt Free Fast has everything you need to live a life unencumbered by debt.

The End of Policing

release date: Oct 10, 2017
The End of Policing
The best-selling bible of the movement to defund the police in an updated edition The massive uprising that followed the police killing of George Floyd in the summer of 2020— by some estimates the largest protests in US history—thrust the argument to defund the police to the forefront of international politics. That case had been put persuasively a few years earlier in The End of Policing by Alex Vitale, now a leading figure in the urgent public discussion over policing and racial justice. The central problem, Vitale demonstrates, is the dramatic expansion of the police role over the last forty years. Drawing on firsthand research from across the globe, he shows how the implementation of alternatives to policing—such as drug legalization, regulation, and harm reduction instead of the policing of drugs—has led to reductions in crime, spending, and injustice. This updated edition includes a new introduction that takes stock of the renewed movement to challenge police impunity and shows how we move forward, evaluating protest, policy, and the political situation.

The History of the World

release date: Sep 21, 2017
The History of the World
Mankind has come a long way since our ancestors first stood up on two feet, but how did we get to where we are today? This book tells our story, through conflict and intrigue, power won and lost, and great empires built and destroyed. Clearly written and accessible, the chapters progress chronologically, with each section focusing on a different part of the world, making this book ideal for quick reference or for reading in depth. Whether you want to uncover the secrets of the first civilizations, follow marauding Mongols on their quest to conquer, or find out what made colonial empires tick, the answers lie within these pages. Looking to our recent history, the last section focuses on the great themes of the 21st century so far: population growth, technology, climate change, and religious extremism. Whatever the future may hold for us, we have much to learn from our past.

How to Understand Your Gender

release date: Sep 21, 2017
How to Understand Your Gender
''For anyone who''s ever wished they had a smart, kind, friend with whom they could calmly and safely discuss gender issues: this most excellent book is that kind of friend''. - Kate Bornstein, author of Gender Outlaw Have you ever questioned your own gender identity? Do you know somebody who is transgender or who identifies as non-binary? Do you ever feel confused when people talk about gender diversity? This down-to-earth guide is for anybody who wants to know more about gender, from its biology, history and sociology, to how it plays a role in our relationships and interactions with family, friends, partners and strangers. It looks at practical ways people can express their own gender, and will help you to understand people whose gender might be different from your own. With activities and points for reflection throughout, this book will help people of all genders engage with gender diversity and explore the ideas in the book in relation to their own lived experiences.

Alex Day Book 3

release date: Jun 23, 2022
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