Our House In The Last World

Autor: Óscar Hijuelos
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ISBN: 9781852427573
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America, the ?last world?, holds out many promises to the Santinio family from Cuba. For Alejo, the father, it means escape from the farm in San Pedro and, perhaps, a business of his own. For Mercedes, his wife, America is the last of the material worlds. Still, she has other lives and will live again after her death. For the sons, Horacio and Hextor, the ?last world? is not only New York, but also Cuba ? a place of sensuous beauty, fragrance and memories. The first novel by the author of The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love, Our House in the Last World is a work of beauty about people stranded between two cultures

The Last World War

Autor: Dayton Ward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743476034
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Wrigley Field S Last World Series

Autor: Charles N. Billington
Publisher: Lake Claremont Press
ISBN: 9781893121454
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Presents a review of the the Chicago Cubs' 1945 season, the last time the team won the pennant and went to the World Series.

The Last World War

Autor: Dayton Ward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743476034
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Counterstrike The Last World War

Autor: Dayton Ward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439167977
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COUNTERSTRIKE When the alien war engulfing a distant planet spilled to Earth through a network of hidden portals, humankind was plunged into an apocalyptic, generations-old conflict between the Plysserians and the Chodrecai. Now, months after Earth’s most powerful military forces formed a tenuous alliance with the Plysserians and countered a devastating, three-pronged Chodrecai offensive, alien survivors continue to wreak havoc on a shell-shocked Earth. Martial law and civil unrest run rampant. Resistance cells and pockets of Chodrecai sympathizers are gathering strength. And two U.S. Marines—Sergeant Major Simon DiCarlo and Sergeant Belinda Russell— remain trapped on the alien planet of Jontashreena. Now, as human and Plysserian scientists and engineers race to unlock the intergalactic portals and harvest alien technology, Earth prepares for the most explosive battle for its existence. Joining the war effort are recruits like young Colin Laney, who will advance from Marine boot camp to the forefront of a massive invasion on alien terrain—with the fate of two worlds hanging in the balance.

The Last World

Autor: Christoph Ransmayr
Publisher: Grove Press
ISBN: 9780802134585
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A man goes in search of the Roman poet Ovid, banished to the end of the world. He finds that Ovid's personality and stories have undergone a sea-change, and have fragmented themselves into lots of clues - people, bizarre events, odd stretches of landscape, and a story emerges.

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Autor: Arthur Conan Doyle
Publisher: Arthur Conan Doyle
ISBN: 1543267459
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Londres, 1912. Edward Malone, du Daily Gazette, est envoyé par son rédacteur-en-chef interviewer le terrible professeur George Challenger, dont la réputation est entachée par de nombreux scandales à la suite de bagarres avec des journalistes. Malone se fait passer pour un jeune étudiant pour mieux berner le professeur, mais il est rapidement démasqué : les deux hommes en viennent aux mains. Le journaliste refuse pourtant de porter plainte, ce qui amène le professeur à lui révéler sa découverte concernant l'existence de dinosaures encore vivants en Amérique du Sud d'après le carnet d'un certain Maple White, un explorateur ayant vu des choses formidables sur un haut-plateau coupé du monde moderne. Challenger met sur pied une expédition pour rapporter des preuves à la communauté scientifique sceptique. Malone accepte de se joindre à lui pour couvrir l'évènement en correspondant par lettres à la Gazette, mais aussi pour obtenir la main de sa fiancée Gladys en se distinguant par un acte héroïque. Lord John Roxton, chasseur émérite, ainsi que le professeur Summerlee, confrère et rival de Challenger, sont également de la partie. Après une longue traversée en cargo, puis en pirogue, les quatre explorateurs et leurs guides indigènes s'enfoncent au-delà du bassin de l'Amazone.

Factfulness

Autor: Hans Rosling
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 125012381X
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “One of the most important books I’ve ever read—an indispensable guide to thinking clearly about the world.” – Bill Gates “Hans Rosling tells the story of ‘the secret silent miracle of human progress’ as only he can. But Factfulness does much more than that. It also explains why progress is so often secret and silent and teaches readers how to see it clearly.” —Melinda Gates "Factfulness by Hans Rosling, an outstanding international public health expert, is a hopeful book about the potential for human progress when we work off facts rather than our inherent biases." - Former U.S. President Barack Obama Factfulness: The stress-reducing habit of only carrying opinions for which you have strong supporting facts. When asked simple questions about global trends—what percentage of the world’s population live in poverty; why the world’s population is increasing; how many girls finish school—we systematically get the answers wrong. So wrong that a chimpanzee choosing answers at random will consistently outguess teachers, journalists, Nobel laureates, and investment bankers. In Factfulness, Professor of International Health and global TED phenomenon Hans Rosling, together with his two long-time collaborators, Anna and Ola, offers a radical new explanation of why this happens. They reveal the ten instincts that distort our perspective—from our tendency to divide the world into two camps (usually some version of us and them) to the way we consume media (where fear rules) to how we perceive progress (believing that most things are getting worse). Our problem is that we don’t know what we don’t know, and even our guesses are informed by unconscious and predictable biases. It turns out that the world, for all its imperfections, is in a much better state than we might think. That doesn’t mean there aren’t real concerns. But when we worry about everything all the time instead of embracing a worldview based on facts, we can lose our ability to focus on the things that threaten us most. Inspiring and revelatory, filled with lively anecdotes and moving stories, Factfulness is an urgent and essential book that will change the way you see the world and empower you to respond to the crises and opportunities of the future. --- “This book is my last battle in my life-long mission to fight devastating ignorance...Previously I armed myself with huge data sets, eye-opening software, an energetic learning style and a Swedish bayonet for sword-swallowing. It wasn’t enough. But I hope this book will be.” Hans Rosling, February 2017.

The Lost World Of Adam And Eve

Autor: John H. Walton
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830897712
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2016 Christianity Today Biblical Studies Award of Merit For centuries the story of Adam and Eve has resonated richly through the corridors of art, literature and theology. But for most moderns, taking it at face value is incongruous. And even for many thinking Christians today who want to take seriously the authority of Scripture, insisting on a "literal" understanding of Genesis 2–3 looks painfully like a "tear here" strip between faith and science. How can Christians of good faith move forward? Who were the historical Adam and Eve? What if we've been reading Genesis—and its claims regarding material origins—wrong? In what cultural context was this couple, this garden, this tree, this serpent portrayed? Following his groundbreaking Lost World of Genesis One, John Walton explores the ancient Near Eastern context of Genesis 2–3, creating space for a faithful reading of Scripture along with full engagement with science for a new way forward in the human origins debate. As a bonus, an illuminating excursus by N. T. Wright places Adam in the implied narrative of Paul's theology. The Lost World of Adam and Eve will be required reading for anyone seeking to understand this foundational text historically and theologically, and wondering how to view it alongside contemporary understandings of human origins.