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The Extraordinaries

By TJ Klune
  • ISBN Code: : 1250203678
  • Publisher : Tor Teen
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Reads : 499
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : the-extraordinaries.pdf

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An Indie Bestseller! An Indie Next Pick! A Gold Nautilus Book Award Winner! Some people are extraordinary. Some are just extra. New York Times bestselling author TJ Klune's YA debut, The Extraordinaries, is a queer coming-of-age story about a fanboy with ADHD and the heroes he loves. Nick Bell? Not extraordinary. But being the most popular fanfiction writer in the Extraordinaries fandom is a superpower, right? After a chance encounter with Shadow Star, Nova City’s mightiest hero (and Nick’s biggest crush), Nick sets out to make himself extraordinary. And he’ll do it with or without the reluctant help of Seth Gray, Nick's best friend (and maybe the love of his life). Rainbow Rowell's Fangirl meets Marissa Meyer's Renegades in TJ Klune's YA debut. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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  • Pdf File: kill-the-queen.pdf

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Gladiator meets Game of Thrones: a royal woman becomes a skilled warrior to destroy her murderous cousin, avenge her family, and save her kingdom in this first entry in a dazzling fantasy epic from the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Elemental Assassin series—an enthralling tale that combines magic, murder, intrigue, adventure, and a hint of romance. In a realm where one’s magical power determines one’s worth, Lady Everleigh’s lack of obvious ability relegates her to the shadows of the royal court of Bellona, a kingdom steeped in gladiator tradition. Seventeenth in line for the throne, Evie is nothing more than a ceremonial fixture, overlooked and mostly forgotten. But dark forces are at work inside the palace. When her cousin Vasilia, the crown princess, assassinates her mother the queen and takes the throne by force, Evie is also attacked, along with the rest of the royal family. Luckily for Evie, her secret immunity to magic helps her escape the massacre. Forced into hiding to survive, she falls in with a gladiator troupe. Though they use their talents to entertain and amuse the masses, the gladiators are actually highly trained warriors skilled in the art of war, especially Lucas Sullivan, a powerful magier with secrets of his own. Uncertain of her future—or if she even has one—Evie begins training with the troupe until she can decide her next move. But as the bloodthirsty Vasilia exerts her power, pushing Bellona to the brink of war, Evie’s fate becomes clear: she must become a fearsome gladiator herself . . . and kill the queen.

These Twisted Bonds

By Lexi Ryan
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0358386888
  • Total of Pages : 496
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
  • Members : 105
  • Pdf File: these-twisted-bonds.pdf

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In this thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestseller These Hollow Vows—the sexy, action-packed fantasy that started it all—Brie finds herself caught between two princes and two destinies while the future of the fae realm hangs in the balance. After Abriella's sister was sold to the fae, she thought life couldn't get any worse. But when she suddenly finds herself caught in a web of lies of her own making--loving two princes and trusting neither--things are not quite as clear as she once thought. As civil war wages in the Court of Darkness, Brie finds herself unable to choose a side. How can she know where she stands when she doesn't even know herself anymore? In this darkly romantic thrill ride, the more Faerie is torn apart from the inside, the clearer it becomes that prophecies don't lie and Brie has a role to play in the fate of this magical realm--whether she likes it or not.

Reality Is Broken

By Jane McGonigal
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  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Book Code : 1101475498
  • Total of Pages : 416
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 669
  • Pdf File: reality-is-broken.pdf

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“McGonigal is a clear, methodical writer, and her ideas are well argued. Assertions are backed by countless psychological studies.” —The Boston Globe “Powerful and provocative . . . McGonigal makes a persuasive case that games have a lot to teach us about how to make our lives, and the world, better.” —San Jose Mercury News “Jane McGonigal's insights have the elegant, compact, deadly simplicity of plutonium, and the same explosive force.” —Cory Doctorow, author of Little Brother A visionary game designer reveals how we can harness the power of games to boost global happiness. With 174 million gamers in the United States alone, we now live in a world where every generation will be a gamer generation. But why, Jane McGonigal asks, should games be used for escapist entertainment alone? In this groundbreaking book, she shows how we can leverage the power of games to fix what is wrong with the real world-from social problems like depression and obesity to global issues like poverty and climate change-and introduces us to cutting-edge games that are already changing the business, education, and nonprofit worlds. Written for gamers and non-gamers alike, Reality Is Broken shows that the future will belong to those who can understand, design, and play games. Jane McGonigal is also the author of SuperBetter: A Revolutionary Approach to Getting Stronger, Happier, Braver and More Resilient.

Leadership and Web 2.0

By Grady McGonagill,Tina Doerffer
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  • Publisher : Verlag Bertelsmann Stiftung
  • Book Code : 386793388X
  • Total of Pages : 174
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 770
  • Pdf File: leadership-and-web-2-0.pdf

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Some compare the evolving Web to the revolution of the Gutenberg press. How does the Web shape the role and understanding of leadership? What are key challenges and opportunities? What mindsets, skills and knowledge are necessary? "The Leadership Implications of the Evolving Web," provides and analyzes over 300 pioneer examples from the private, public and non-profit sector in Germany, Europe and the US. A new leadership paradigm seems to be emerging with an inexorable shift away from one-way, hierarchical, organization-centric communication toward two-way, network-centric, participatory, and collaborative leadership styles. Which requirements and trends, which opportunities and key challenges are emerging for leadership? Aim of the study is to enable managers from all sectors to anticipate changes and proactively take advantage of opportunities that are emerging. (Target group for this publication are people in leadership positions in organizations across all sectors - from managers in executive and supervisory boards, operations, human resources to academics and practitioners, advisers and policymakers. The Study "Leadership & Web 2.0 has been presented by authors Grady McGonagill, ED and Tina Doerffer, MPA amongst others at the International Leadership Academy in Boston (2010).

The Beginner's Guide to the Eight Extraordinary Vessels

By Dolma Johanison
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  • Publisher : Singing Dragon
  • Book Code : 178775832X
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Health & Fitness
  • Members : 241
  • Pdf File: the-beginner-s-guide-to-the-eight-extraordinary-vessels.pdf

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This book offers a thorough foundation for acupuncturists on the eight extraordinary vessels in Classical Chinese medicine. The contents cater for the beginner by providing a basic level introduction to the theory and practical application of the eight extraordinary vessel system to acupuncture practice and the healing process. History, the vessels, the pulses, point combinations and safety protocols are all covered, and case studies help demonstrate how this knowledge can be used in treatment. The book includes many helpful illustrations as well as sections on common problems particularly suited to 8EV treatment such as fertility, depression and emotional pain.

Pointing Out the Great Way

By Daniel P. Brown
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 0861719638
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 206
  • Pdf File: pointing-out-the-great-way.pdf

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Many books have been published in recent years on the topic of mahamudra, or meditation on the fundamentally clear nature of the mind. This book is different in the systematic way it draws from a variety of source texts in order to construct a complete, graded path of practice informed by an understanding of the particular obstacles faced by meditators in the West. Dan Brown is a clinical psychotherapist who has also spent much time evaluating the experiences of meditators on longterm retreats. He knows the Tibetan literature on mahamudra meditation and has over thirty years of both personal meditation experience and observation of the experiences of others. He co-wrote, with Ken Wilber and Jack Engler, the book Transformations in Consciousness, and he teaches an annual seminar on mahamudra meditation at the Esalen Institute. Pointing Out the Great Way is a spiritual manual that describes the Tibetan Buddhist meditation known as mahamudra from the perspective of the 'gradual path.' The gradual path is a progressive process of training that is often contrasted to sudden realization. As such, this book contains a step-by-step description of the ways to practice, precise descriptions of the various stages and their intended realizations, and the typical problems that arise along with their remedies. Simply put, mahamudra meditation involves penetrative focus, free of conceptual elaboration, upon the very nature of conscious awareness. A unique feature of this book is its integrative approach to the stages of mahamudra meditation. A number of works on Buddhist meditation stages in general and mahamudra meditation in particular are already available in English, yet none, single text or commentary on the stages of mahamudra meditation, captures the inner experience of these stages in sufficient detail to convey its richness. This book represents the needed alternative by integrating material from a variety of root texts, practical manuals,

Politics, Finance, and the People

By Earl Reitan
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230211038
  • Total of Pages : 278
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 168
  • Pdf File: politics-finance-and-the-people.pdf

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This book traces the changes in the organization of the British economy following the War of American Independence, which unleashed a political crisis and popular movement in Britain based on demands for 'economical reform'.

Complete Works of Livy. History of Rome. Illustrated

By Livy
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  • Publisher : Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages :
  • Category : Antiques & Collectibles
  • Members : 704
  • Pdf File: complete-works-of-livy-history-of-rome-illustrated.pdf

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Livy wrote a monumental history of Rome and the Roman people, titled Ab Urbe Condita, ''From the Founding of the City''. Seneca the Younger gives brief mention that he was also known as an orator and philosopher and had written some treatises in those fields from a historical point of view. Livy also produced other works, including an essay in the form of a letter to his son, and numerous dialogues, most likely modelled on similar works by Cicero.

Summary of Jane McGonigal's Reality Is Broken

By Everest Media
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  • Publisher : Everest Media LLC
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 39
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Members : 844
  • Pdf File: summary-of-jane-mcgonigal-s-reality-is-broken.pdf

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Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 We all have a bias against games today. We can’t help it. This bias is part of our culture, and it’s even woven into the way we use the words game and player in everyday conversation. #2 All games share four defining traits: a goal, rules, a feedback system, and voluntary participation. The goal is the specific outcome that players will work to achieve. It focuses their attention and continually orient their participation throughout the game. #3 The four traits of games are challenge, feedback, a clear win condition, and arbitrary limitations on your freedom to work in the most efficient way. The opposite of gameplay is not a game. #4 The most important difference between digital and non-digital games is the intensity of the feedback they provide. In computer and video games, the interactive loop is satisfyingly tight. There seems to be no gap between your actions and the game’s responses.

THE HISTORY OF ROME (Complete Edition in 4 Volumes)

By Livy
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : e-artnow
  • Book Code : 8027244560
  • Total of Pages : 1920
  • Category : History
  • Members : 201
  • Pdf File: the-history-of-rome.pdf

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This eBook has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The History of Rome (Books from the Foundation of the City) is a monumental history of ancient Rome, written between 27 and 9 BC by the historian Titus Livius. The work covers the period from the legends concerning the arrival of Aeneas and the refugees from the fall of Troy, to the city's founding in 753, the expulsion of the Kings in 509, and down to Livy's own time, during the reign of the emperor Augustus. Volume one comprises the first eight books, covering the legendary founding of Rome (including the landing of Aeneas in Italy and the founding of the city by Romulus), the period of the kings, the early republic down to its conquest by the Gauls in 390 BC, and the roman wars with the Aequi, Volsci, Etruscans, and Samnites.

Internationalization, Design and Global Development

By P.L.Patrick Rau
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3642216609
  • Total of Pages : 699
  • Category : Computers
  • Members : 997
  • Pdf File: internationalization-design-and-global-development.pdf

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This volume constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Internationalization, Design and Global Development, IDGD 2011, held in Orlando, FL, USA, in July 2011 in the framework of the 14th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2011. The 71 revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of internationalization, design and global development and address the following major topics: Cultural and cross-cultural design, culture and usability, design, emotion, trust and aesthetics, cultural issues in business and industry, culture, communication and society.