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Apollo S Arrow by Nicholas A. Christakis

Title Apollo s Arrow
Author Nicholas A. Christakis
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2020-10-27
Category Social Science
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780316628228
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A piercing and scientifically grounded look at the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic and how it will change the way we live — "excellent and timely." (The New Yorker) Apollo's Arrow offers a riveting account of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as it swept through American society in 2020, and of how the recovery will unfold in the coming years. Drawing on momentous (yet dimly remembered) historical epidemics, contemporary analyses, and cutting-edge research from a range of scientific disciplines, bestselling author, physician, sociologist, and public health expert Nicholas A. Christakis explores what it means to live in a time of plague — an experience that is paradoxically uncommon to the vast majority of humans who are alive, yet deeply fundamental to our species. Unleashing new divisions in our society as well as opportunities for cooperation, this 21st-century pandemic has upended our lives in ways that will test, but not vanquish, our already frayed collective culture. Featuring new, provocative arguments and vivid examples ranging across medicine, history, sociology, epidemiology, data science, and genetics, Apollo's Arrow envisions what happens when the great force of a deadly germ meets the enduring reality of our evolved social nature.

Apollo S Arrow by Nicholas A. Christakis

Title Apollo s Arrow
Author Nicholas A. Christakis
Publisher Little, Brown Spark
Release Date 2020-10-27
Category Social Science
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780316628228
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A piercing and scientifically grounded look at the emergence of the coronavirus pandemic and how it will change the way we live — "excellent and timely." (The New Yorker) Apollo's Arrow offers a riveting account of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic as it swept through American society in 2020, and of how the recovery will unfold in the coming years. Drawing on momentous (yet dimly remembered) historical epidemics, contemporary analyses, and cutting-edge research from a range of scientific disciplines, bestselling author, physician, sociologist, and public health expert Nicholas A. Christakis explores what it means to live in a time of plague — an experience that is paradoxically uncommon to the vast majority of humans who are alive, yet deeply fundamental to our species. Unleashing new divisions in our society as well as opportunities for cooperation, this 21st-century pandemic has upended our lives in ways that will test, but not vanquish, our already frayed collective culture. Featuring new, provocative arguments and vivid examples ranging across medicine, history, sociology, epidemiology, data science, and genetics, Apollo's Arrow envisions what happens when the great force of a deadly germ meets the enduring reality of our evolved social nature.

Apollo S Arrow by Nicholas A. Christakis

Title Apollo s Arrow
Author Nicholas A. Christakis
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020
Category HEALTH & FITNESS
Total Pages 368
ISBN 0316628387
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A deep, science-backed look at how the coronavirus pandemic will change the way we live forever -- from renowned physician and sociologist Nicholas Christakis. APOLLO'S ARROW offers a riveting account of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on American society as it unfolded in 2020, and on how the recovery will unfold in the coming years. Drawing on a combination of fascinating case studies and cutting-edge research from a range of scientific disciplines, bestselling author, physician, and sociologist Nicholas Christakis explores what it means to live in a time of plague -- an experience that is paradoxically uncommon to the vast majority of humans who are alive, yet deeply fundamental to our species as a whole. Unleashing new divisions in our society and new opportunities for cooperation, this 21st century pandemic has upended our society in ways that will test, but not vanquish, our already frayed culture's capacity to endure and thrive. Featuring many novel, provocative arguments and vivid examples ranging across medicine, history, sociology, epidemiology, data science, and genetics, APOLLO'S ARROW envisions what happens when the great force of a deadly germ meets the enduring reality of our evolved social nature.

Apollos Arrow by David Orrell

Title Apollos Arrow
Author David Orrell
Publisher Harper Perennial
Release Date 2008-01-21
Category Science
Total Pages 449
ISBN 0002245701
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From seers to scientists, mystics to meteorologists, there have always been peoplewho claim to know what will happen in the future. The Oracle at Delphi, Pythagoras, Newton and the stock analyst on a business report have all endeavoured to look forward in time. But even with recent technological advances and the help of computers and satellites, are we any better at predicting the future now than we were in the distant past? How can scientists claim to foresee future climate events when even three-day forecasts prove a serious challenge? In Apollo’s Arrow, David Orrell looks at the history of prognostication to show how scientists (and charlatans) have tried to forecast the future. He then breaks down the mathematics of what really goes into apredictive model. Orrell has created a compelling, elegantly written history of our future that addresses some of the most important issues of our time.

The Arrow Of Apollo by Philip Womack

Title The Arrow of Apollo
Author Philip Womack
Publisher Unbound Publishing
Release Date 2020-05-14
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781783528691
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The gods are abandoning the earth, tempted by other worlds where they can live in peace. Only a few keep an interest in mortals. In their place, darker, more ancient forces are wakening... Silvius is given a task by a dying centaur. The dark god Python is rising and massing an army of immense power. The only thing that can save the world is the Arrow of Apollo – but it has been split into two. Silvius and his friend Elissa must travel to the land of their sworn enemies, the Achaeans. Meanwhile, Tisamenos is facing his own dangers in Achaea. A plot is afoot against him and his father, and it falls to him to stop it. When Silvius, Elissa and Tisamenos meet, they enter a final, terrifying race to bring together the pieces of the Arrow and use it to lay Python low once more.

Blueprint by Nicholas A. Christakis

Title Blueprint
Author Nicholas A. Christakis
Publisher Little, Brown Spark
Release Date 2019-03-26
Category Science
Total Pages 544
ISBN 9780316230056
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"A dazzlingly erudite synthesis of history, philosophy, anthropology, genetics, sociology, economics, epidemiology, statistics, and more" (Frank Bruni, The New York Times), Blueprint shows why evolution has placed us on a humane path -- and how we are united by our common humanity. For too long, scientists have focused on the dark side of our biological heritage: our capacity for aggression, cruelty, prejudice, and self-interest. But natural selection has given us a suite of beneficial social features, including our capacity for love, friendship, cooperation, and learning. Beneath all of our inventions -- our tools, farms, machines, cities, nations -- we carry with us innate proclivities to make a good society. In Blueprint, Nicholas A. Christakis introduces the compelling idea that our genes affect not only our bodies and behaviors, but also the ways in which we make societies, ones that are surprisingly similar worldwide. With many vivid examples -- including diverse historical and contemporary cultures, communities formed in the wake of shipwrecks, commune dwellers seeking utopia, online groups thrown together by design or involving artificially intelligent bots, and even the tender and complex social arrangements of elephants and dolphins that so resemble our own -- Christakis shows that, despite a human history replete with violence, we cannot escape our social blueprint for goodness. In a world of increasing political and economic polarization, it's tempting to ignore the positive role of our evolutionary past. But by exploring the ancient roots of goodness in civilization, Blueprint shows that our genes have shaped societies for our welfare and that, in a feedback loop stretching back many thousands of years, societies are still shaping our genes today.

Title Apollo s Deadly Bow and Arrow Greek Mythology for Kids Children s Greek Roman Books
Author Baby Professor
Publisher Speedy Publishing LLC
Release Date 2017-03-15
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 64
ISBN 9781541920590
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Instead of fairy tales, why not introduce mythology to your little ones? Myths are reflective of the collective thoughts of the locals. They feature customs, traditions and the belief systems of that time. Even the clothing and weapons illustrated in a mythological story are based on historical facts. So tonight, go ahead and read the story of Apollo’s Deadly Bow and Arrow to your little one.

Connected by Nicholas A. Christakis

Title Connected
Author Nicholas A. Christakis
Publisher Little, Brown Spark
Release Date 2009-09-28
Category Social Science
Total Pages 368
ISBN 031607134X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Celebrated scientists Nicholas Christakis and James Fowler explain the amazing power of social networks and our profound influence on one another's lives. Your colleague's husband's sister can make you fat, even if you don't know her. A happy neighbor has more impact on your happiness than a happy spouse. These startling revelations of how much we truly influence one another are revealed in the studies of Drs. Christakis and Fowler, which have repeatedly made front-page news nationwide. In CONNECTED, the authors explain why emotions are contagious, how health behaviors spread, why the rich get richer, even how we find and choose our partners. Intriguing and entertaining, CONNECTED overturns the notion of the individual and provides a revolutionary paradigm-that social networks influence our ideas, emotions, health, relationships, behavior, politics, and much more. It will change the way we think about every aspect of our lives.

Old Bones by Douglas Preston

Title Old Bones
Author Douglas Preston
Publisher Grand Central Publishing
Release Date 2019-08-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781538747216
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The #1 NYT bestselling authors Preston & Child bring the true story of the ill-fated Donner Party to new life in this thrilling novel of archaeology, history, murder, and suspense. Nora Kelly, a young curator at the Santa Fe Institute of Archaeology, is approached by historian Clive Benton with a once-in-a-lifetime proposal: to lead a team in search of the so-called "Lost Camp" of the tragic Donner Party. This was a group of pioneers who earned a terrible place in American history when they became snow-bound in the California mountains in 1847, their fate unknown until the first skeletonized survivors stumbled out of the wilderness, raving about starvation, murder-and cannibalism. Benton tells Kelly he has stumbled upon an amazing find: the long-sought diary of one of the victims, which has an enigmatic description of the Lost Camp. Nora agrees to lead an expedition to locate and excavate it-to reveal its long-buried secrets. Once in the mountains, however, they learn that discovering the camp is only the first step in a mounting journey of fear. For as they uncover old bones, they expose the real truth of what happened, one that is far more shocking and bizarre than mere cannibalism. And when those ancient horrors lead to present-day violence on a grand scale, rookie FBI agent Corrie Swanson is assigned the case...only to find that her first investigation might very well be her last.

Athena by Tammy Gagne

Title Athena
Author Tammy Gagne
Publisher Mitchell Lane Publishers, Inc.
Release Date 2015-09-01
Category Reference
Total Pages 47
ISBN 9781612289991
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this book, young readers are encouraged to analyze the past and draw conclusions about the mythological figure Athena and her role in ancient civilization.

Falling To Earth by Al Worden

Title Falling to Earth
Author Al Worden
Publisher Smithsonian Books
Release Date 2012-07
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9781588343338
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The astronaut discusses his life, from his childhood growing up on a farm to his years working with NASA, including flying the Apollo 15 mission to the moon in 1971.

Clara S War by Clara Kramer

Title Clara s War
Author Clara Kramer
Publisher Emblem Editions
Release Date 2010-04-06
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781551993683
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“You lose your loved ones, and still you want to live.” On 21 July 1942, the Nazis reached the small Polish town of Zolkiew. Life for fifteen-year-old Clara Kramer would never be the same. While those around her were either slaughtered or transported, three families found perilous refuge in a hand-dug cellar. Hers was one of them. Living above and protecting them were the Becks. Mrs. Beck had been the families’ maid. Mr. Beck was alcoholic and a self-professed anti-Semite, yet he risked his life to keep his charges safe. But survival under his protection proved to be anything but predictable. Whether it was his nightly drinking sessions with officers of the SS in the room just above or his torrid affair with one of the hiding women, it seemed that Clara and the others often had as much to fear from Beck as they did from the war. Clara’s mother told her to keep a diary while they lived in the bunker in order to fill her time and “so the world would know what happened to us.” Over sixty years later, Clara Kramer has finally turned those diaries into a compelling and heartbreaking memoir — a story of love and memory and survival. From the Hardcover edition.

Title The Influenza Pandemic of 1918
Author Claire O'Neal
Publisher Mitchell Lane
Release Date 2020-02-04
Category History
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781545749562
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1918, the deadliest virus in human History struck worldwide with hardly any warning. A victim of the Spanish flu could wake up healthy and fall down dead the same day. In the United States, so many people fell ill that schools and churches closed. There werent enough healthy doctors and nurses to care for the sick, or enough healthy gravediggers to bury the dead. When U.S. troops joined World War I that year, they couldnt have imagined that more soldiers would die from the flu than fighting. The Spanish flu claimed between 50 million and 100 million lives globally in less than a year. Now, less than a century later, new strains of bird flu are killing people in Asia in much the same way. Are we on the verge of another deadly pandemic?

The Invention Of Medicine by Robin Lane Fox

Title The Invention of Medicine
Author Robin Lane Fox
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2020-09-03
Category History
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9780241277065
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Medicine is one of the great fields of achievement of the Ancient Greeks. Hippocrates is celebrated worldwide as the father of medicine and the Hippocratic Oath is admired throughout the medical profession as a founding statement of ethics and ideals. In the fifth century BC, Greeks even wrote of medicine as a newly discovered craft they had invented. Robin Lane Fox's remarkable book puts their invention of medicine in a wider context, from the epic poems of Homer to the first doctors known to have been active in the Greek world. He examines what we do and do not know about Hippocrates and his Oath and the many writings that survive under his name. He then focuses on seven core texts which give the case histories of named individuals, showing that books 1 and 3 belong far earlier than previously recognised. Their re-dating has important consequences for the medical awareness of the great Greek dramatists and the historians Herodotus and Thucydides. Robin Lane Fox pieces together the doctor's thinking from his terse observations and relates it in a new way to the history of Greek prose and ideas. This original and compelling book opens windows onto many other aspects of the classical world, from women's medicine to street-life, empire, art, sport, sex and even botany. It fills a dark decade in a new way and carries readers along an extraordinary journey form Homer's epics to the grateful heirs of the Greek case histories, first in the Islamic world and then in early modern Europe.

Unicorns by Megan Atwood

Title Unicorns
Author Megan Atwood
Publisher ABDO Publishing Company
Release Date 2014-01-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 9781629681627
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Unicorns introduces you to one of the world's most popular legendary creatures. Learn where and why these legends began, how they are reflected in different cultures, and how they are understood today. Complete with well-researched, clearly written informational text, primary sources with accompanying questions, charts, graphs, diagrams, timelines, and maps, multiple prompts, and more. Aligned to Common Core Standards and correlated to state standards. Core Library is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.

If She Wakes by Michael Koryta

Title If She Wakes
Author Michael Koryta
Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date 2019-06-13
Category Fiction
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781473614673
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New York Times bestselling author Michael Koryta, the 'master' (Stephen King) of American thriller writing, returns with an electrifying new novel about two women fighting for their lives against an enigmatic killer. Tara Beckley is a college senior assigned to chaperone a visiting engineer to a conference. On the road, she is the victim of a brutal accident that kills the engineer but leaves Tara in a vegetative state - or, at least, so her doctors think. Really, Tara is the prisoner of locked-in syndrome, fully alert, but unable to move a muscle. Trapped in her body, she discovers that someone powerful wants her dead. But why? And what can she do, lying in a hospital bed, to stop them? Meanwhile, Abby Kaplan, an insurance investigator, is assigned to Tara's case. A former stunt driver, Abby has returned to Maine after a disaster in Hollywood left a beloved actor dead and her own reputation - and nerves - shattered. She has nothing left to give to the case, but she can tell there's more to the accident than meets the eye. When Abby starts asking questions, things spin out of control fast, leaving her boss murdered, Abby on the run, and an enigmatic young hit man on her heels. If She Wakes is a tension-filled thriller from one of the masters of the genre.

Egyptian Mythology by Erin Palmer

Title Egyptian Mythology
Author Erin Palmer
Publisher Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Release Date 2019-01-25
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781731603128
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Introduce young readers to the basics of Egyptian mythology, focusing on origin, intriguing anecdotes, lesser known but fascinating information, ties to modern culture, and more!

Apollo S Raven by Linnea Tanner

Title Apollo s Raven
Author Linnea Tanner
Publisher Bublish, Inc.
Release Date 2018-02-10
Category Fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781647040543
Language English, Spanish, and French
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PenCraft 2019 Best Book of the Year Award A Celtic warrior princess is torn between her forbidden love for the enemy and duty to her people. AWARD-WINNING APOLLO'S RAVEN sweeps you into an epic Celtic tale of forbidden love, mythological adventure, and political intrigue in Ancient Rome and Britannia. In 24 AD British kings hand-picked by Rome to rule are fighting each other for power. King Amren's former queen, a powerful Druid, has cast a curse that Blood Wolf and the Raven will rise and destroy him. The king's daughter, Catrin, learns to her dismay that she is the Raven and her banished half-brother is Blood Wolf. Trained as a warrior, Catrin must find a way to break the curse, but she is torn between her forbidden love for her father's enemy, Marcellus, and loyalty to her people. She must summon the magic of the Ancient Druids to alter the dark prophecy that threatens the fates of everyone in her kingdom. Will Catrin overcome and eradicate the ancient curse. Will she be able to embrace her forbidden love for Marcellus? Will she cease the war between Blood Wolf and King Amren and save her kingdom?

Olympians Apollo by George O'Connor

Title Olympians Apollo
Author George O'Connor
Publisher First Second
Release Date 2016-01-26
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 80
ISBN 9781626726710
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Mighty Apollo is known by all as the god of the sun, but there's more to this Olympian than a bright smile and a shining chariot. In the latest volume of Olympians, New York Times bestselling author George O'Connor continues to turn his extensive knowledge of the original Greek myths into rip-roaring graphic novel storytelling. This title has Common Core connections.

Countdown by Frank Borman

Title Countdown
Author Frank Borman
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1997
Category Astronauts
Total Pages 448
ISBN OCLC:842840503
Language English, Spanish, and French
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