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Some Trick

By Helen DeWitt
  • ISBN Code: : 0811227839
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Fiction
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Hailed a “Best Book of the Year” by NPR, Publishers Weekly, Vulture, and the New York Public Library, Some Trick is now in paperback For sheer unpredictable brilliance, Gogol may come to mind, but no author alive today takes a reader as far as Helen DeWitt into the funniest, most far-reaching dimensions of possibility. Her jumping-off points might be statistics, romance, the art world’s piranha tank, games of chance and games of skill, the travails of publishing, or success. “Look,” a character begins to explain, laying out some gambit reasonably enough, even in the face of situations spinning out to their utmost logical extremes, where things prove “more complicated than they had first appeared” and “at 3 a.m. the circumstances seem to attenuate.” In various ways, each tale carries DeWitt’s signature poker-face lament regarding the near-impossibility of the life of the mind when one is made to pay to have the time for it, in a world so sadly “taken up with all sorts of paraphernalia superfluous, not to say impedimental, to ratiocination.”

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  • Pdf File: fiasco.pdf

Book Short Summary:

“A stunningly inventive fantasy about cosmic travel” from the Kafka Prize–winning author of Solaris (The New York Times). The Hermes explorer ship represents the epitome of Earth’s excellence: a peaceful mission sent forth to make first contact with an alien civilization, and to use the expansive space technology developed by humanity to seek new worlds, friendships, and alliances. But what its crew discovers on the planet Quinta is nothing like they had hoped. Locked in a seemingly endless cold war among themselves, the Quintans are uncommunicative and violent, refusing any discourse—except for the firing of deadly weapons. The crew of the Hermes is determined to accomplish what they had set out to do. But the cost of learning the secrets hidden on the silent surface of Quinta may be grave. Stark, startling, and insightful, Fiasco has been praised by Publishers Weekly as “one of Lem’s best novels.” It is classic, thought-provoking hard science fiction, as prescient today as when it was first written.

Eden

By Stanislaw Lem
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  • Publisher : HMH
  • Book Code : 0547995067
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 843
  • Pdf File: eden.pdf

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From the author of Solaris, this novel of an encounter with an alien intelligence creates “a terrifyingly plausible picture of a world gone mad” (Kirkus Reviews). Six explorers—the Captain, Doctor, Engineer, Chemist, Physicist, and Cyberneticist—crash land on a beautiful but strange planet, fourth from another sun. The landscape is bizarre, hosting acrid deserts, hissing trees, and thick spiderlike vegetation. But it is the signs of humanity that are most puzzling. In a labyrinth of plant-shaped buildings are dead ends, passageways, domes, vaulted ceilings, and giant statues. And everywhere there are images of death: mass graves, bodies in ditches and wells, clusters of egglike structures filled with skeletons. Something is wrong with the inhabitants of Eden. But as the crew unlocks the secrets of this twisted society, the most haunting fact they must face is how similar it is to their own. The Chicago Tribune lauded Stanislaw Lem as “not only a marvelous spinner of tales of the fantastic but also a challenging philosopher of the meanings and ramifications of technology.” Eden stands as a timeless and powerful examination of the conflict between human nature, human discovery, and all-too-human flaws.

The Fifth Head of Cerberus

By Gene Wolfe
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  • Publisher : Orb Books
  • Book Code : 1466801131
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 279
  • Pdf File: the-fifth-head-of-cerberus.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Back in print for the first time in more than a decade, Gene Wolfe's The Fifth Head of Cerberus is a universally acknowledged masterpiece of science fiction by one of the field's most brilliant writers. Far out from Earth, two sister planets, Saint Anne and Saint Croix, circle each other in an eternal dance. It is said a race of shapeshifters once lived here, only to perish when men came. But one man believes they can still be found, somewhere in the back of the beyond. In The Fifth Head of Cerberus, Wolfe skillfully interweaves three bizarre tales to create a mesmerizing pattern: the harrowing account of the son of a mad genius who discovers his hideous heritage; a young man's mythic dreamquest for his darker half; the bizarre chronicle of a scientists' nightmarish imprisonment. Like an intricate, braided knot, the pattern at last unfolds to reveal astonishing truths about this strange and savage alien landscape. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Translation: A Multidisciplinary Approach

By J. House
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137025484
  • Total of Pages : 276
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 532
  • Pdf File: translation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The cross-linguistic and cross-cultural practice of translation is a field of rapidly growing international importance. World-renowned experts offer new and multidisciplinary insights on this subject, viewing translation as social action and intercultural communication, and as a phenomenon of languages in contact and a socio-cognitive process.

Przepis na zdrowie

By Bator Julita
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  • Publisher : Otwarte
  • Book Code : 8324060561
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 127
  • Pdf File: przepis-na-zdrowie.pdf

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Zmagając się z towarzyszącymi mojej rodzinie wieloma problemami, szukałam najlepszych lekarzy i rozwiązań. Przyznam, że nie zawsze było to łatwe, lecz w końcu trafiliśmy na kompetentnych specjalistów, którzy zmienili nasze życie. Przekonałam się, że kluczową rolę odgrywa właściwa diagnoza. Sukces mojej pierwszej książki Zamień chemię na jedzenie nauczył mnie, że warto popularyzować wiedzę i dzielić się swoimi doświadczeniami, czego rezultatem jest Przepis na zdrowie. Julita Bator Jak schudnąć bez efektu jojo? Jak sobie radzić z insulinoopornością? Jak pysznie jeść i wciąż być fit? Jak podnieść libido? Jak poprawić wzrok? Jak pomóc dziecku radzić sobie z dysleksją? Jak być świetnym rodzicem? Przepis na zdrowie to zbiór rozmów z wybitnymi specjalistami, którzy udowadniają, że istnieją sprawdzone sposoby na zdrowe i komfortowe życie. Książka zawiera konkretne porady, ciekawe ćwiczenia i praktyczne lifehacki. Julita Bator – autorka bestsellerów Zamień chemię na jedzenie (2013), Zamień chemię na jedzenie. Nowe przepisy (2014), Święta bez chemii. Zdrowe przepisy na tradycyjne potrawy na Boże Narodzenie i inne święta (2015), Młodziej. Piękniej. Zdrowiej. Sprawdzone sposoby, jak dbać o urodę (2017), Zamień chemię na energię (2018).

Czysty wymysł. Jak japońska popkultura podbiła świat

By Matt Alt,Dariusz Latoś
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  • Publisher : Otwarte
  • Book Code : 832407449X
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 128
  • Pdf File: czysty-wymysł-jak-japońska-popkultura-podbiła-świat.pdf

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Pierwsza kompleksowa książka o japońskiej popkulturze Oscar Wilde nazywał Japonię „czystym wymysłem”. Ale to właśnie japońska popkultura – z jej niesamowitymi pomysłami i fantastycznymi wynalazkami – zawojowała świat i na zawsze zaprogramowała naszą wyobraźnię. Bo jak nie kochać kraju, który dał nam Czarodziejkę z Księżyca, pokemony, emoji i karaoke? · Jak niewinna portmonetka wyewoluowała w Hello Kitty, jedną z najbardziej dochodowych franczyz medialnych na świecie? · Skąd wzięło się kawaii i dlaczego to nie tylko styl, lecz wręcz stan umysłu? · Co ma wspólnego kontrowersyjne japońskie forum z memami, które widzimy każdego dnia? Matt Alt, wybitny znawca kultury japońskiej, przeprowadza błyskotliwe i odkrywcze śledztwo, by pokazać, jak powstały kultowe japońskie wytwory, w czym tkwi tajemnica ich globalnego sukcesu i jak zdołały nas zmienić. Poznaj historię japońskiej popkultury i jej twórców – geeków, dziwaków i geniuszy – których produkty podbiły masową wyobraźnię. Prawdziwa gratka dla każdego fana Japonii! Matt Alt – amerykański dziennikarz, tłumacz, wybitny znawca kultury japońskiej, na stałe mieszka w Tokio. Zaczynał od tłumaczenia gier wideo, był też współgospodarzem programu Japanology Plus. Współzałożyciel (wraz z żoną Hiroko Yodą) AltJapan, firmy, która zajmuje się tłumaczeniem na język angielski różnorakich wytworów japońskiej popkultury. Współpracuje m.in. z „New Yorkerem” online, BBC Culture, CNNgo, „The Economist”, „The Independent”, „The Japan Times” i „Newsweek Japan”. Więcej na: mattalt.com.

Na krawędzi zaświatów

By Krzysztof Boruń
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  • Publisher : Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • Book Code : 8726938723
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 293
  • Pdf File: na-krawędzi-zaświatów.pdf

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Autor stawia pytanie, które często zadajemy sobie w momentach kryzysów lub spotkań z niewyjaśnionymi zjawiskami: co znajduje się poza materialnością naszego świata? Powołując się na opinie naukowców, teologów, spirytystów, psychologów, okultystów, autor snuje pasjonującą opowieść o ludzkiej duszy. Książka w uporządkowany sposób przedstawia najważniejsze poglądy na takie tematy jak: śmierć kliniczna, reinkarnacja, doświadczenie opuszczenia ciała, przewidywanie przyszłości, opętanie czy istnienie duchów. Wytłumaczenia dla tych zjawisk autor szuka również poza kręgiem myśli zachodniej. Krzysztof Boruń (1923-2000) – polski autor literatury science-fiction, popularyzator nauki. Pracował jako dziennikarz, współpracował m.in. z „Ilustrowanym Kurierem Polskim", „Tygodnikiem Demokratycznym". W latach 1982-1984 był redaktorem naczelnym dwumiesięcznika „Astronautyka i Postępy astronautyki". W swoich tekstach podejmował tematy związane z psychologią, parapsychologią, astronomią oraz cybernetyką i futurologią.