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Title Next The Future Just Happened
Author Michael Lewis
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2002-05-17
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 240
ISBN 039306624X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The New York Times bestseller. "His book is a wake-up call at a time when many believe the net was a flash in the pan."—BusinessWeek With his knowing eye and wicked pen, Michael Lewis reveals how the Internet boom has encouraged changes in the way we live, work, and think. In the midst of one of the greatest status revolutions in the history of the world, the Internet has become a weapon in the hands of revolutionaries. Old priesthoods are crumbling. In the new order, the amateur is king: fourteen-year-olds manipulate the stock market and nineteen-year-olds take down the music industry. Unseen forces undermine all forms of collectivism, from the family to the mass market: one black box has the power to end television as we know it, and another one may dictate significant changes in our practice of democracy. With a new afterword by the author.

Next by Michael M. Lewis

Title Next
Author Michael M. Lewis
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2001
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 236
ISBN 0393020371
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Examines the impact of the Internet on the way people live, work, and think, and offers a forecast about the implications of this revolution on human society.

Title Moneyball The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Author Michael Lewis
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2004-03-17
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 320
ISBN 0393066231
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." —Forbes Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

What Just Happened by James Gleick

Title What Just Happened
Author James Gleick
Publisher Pantheon
Release Date 2002
Category Computers
Total Pages 301
ISBN UOM:39015054290260
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Discusses how technology has transformed the modern world through a series of essays that examime recent technological developments, the hype surrounding the electronic world, and the implications and opportunities of technology.

Trail Fever by Michael M. Lewis

Title Trail Fever
Author Michael M. Lewis
Publisher Alfred a Knopf Incorporated
Release Date 1997
Category Political Science
Total Pages 299
ISBN UOM:39015041013734
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An account of the 1996 presidential campaign follows the candidates and examines the realities of American politics

The Future We Choose by Christiana Figueres

Title The Future We Choose
Author Christiana Figueres
Publisher Knopf
Release Date 2020-02-25
Category Science
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9780525658368
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Climate change: it is arguably the most urgent and consequential issue humankind has ever faced. How we address it in the next thirty years will determine the kind of world we will live in and will bequeath to our children and to theirs. In The Future We Choose, Christiana Figueres and Tom Rivett-Carnac--who led negotiations for the United Nations during the historic Paris Agreement of 2015--have written a cautionary but optimistic book about the world's changing climate and the fate of humanity. The authors outline two possible scenarios for our planet. In one, they describe what life on Earth will be like by 2050 if we fail to meet the Paris climate targets. In the other, they lay out what it will be like to live in a carbon neutral, regenerative world. They argue for confronting the climate crisis head-on, with determination and optimism. The Future We Choose presents our options and tells us what governments, corporations, and each of us can and must do to fend off disaster.

In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

Title In Five Years
Author Rebecca Serle
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2020-03-10
Category Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781982137465
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A Good Morning America, FabFitFun, and Marie Claire Book Club Pick “In Five Years is as clever as it is moving, the rare read-in-one-sitting novel you won’t forget.” —Chloe Benjamin, New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists Perfect for fans of Me Before You and One Day—a striking, powerful, and moving love story following an ambitious lawyer who experiences an astonishing vision that could change her life forever. Where do you see yourself in five years? Dannie Kohan lives her life by the numbers. She is nothing like her lifelong best friend—the wild, whimsical, believes-in-fate Bella. Her meticulous planning seems to have paid off after she nails the most important job interview of her career and accepts her boyfriend’s marriage proposal in one fell swoop, falling asleep completely content. But when she awakens, she’s suddenly in a different apartment, with a different ring on her finger, and beside a very different man. Dannie spends one hour exactly five years in the future before she wakes again in her own home on the brink of midnight—but it is one hour she cannot shake. In Five Years is an unforgettable love story, but it is not the one you’re expecting.

Title What the Bleep Just Happened
Author Monica Crowley
Publisher Broadside Books
Release Date 2012-06-19
Category Political Science
Total Pages 400
ISBN 006213115X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What the @$%&! just happened to America? That's the question that Monica Crowley, bestselling author, Fox News political analyst, columnist, and popular nationally syndicated radio host, asks—and answers—in this fast-paced, funny, and sharply argued tour of the country's disastrous years under Barack Obama, and an exuberant call for the great American comeback. What the @$%&! just happened? What just happened to America? What happened to our strength and greatness? What happened to our constitutionally limited government? What happened to our powerful free-market system? What happened to our traditional rocket path of growth? What happened to American jobs? What happened to our prosperity? What happened to the greatest health care system in the world? What happened to our superpower status? What happened to our ability to be respected and feared? What's up with unprecedented spending and record-breaking deficits? Sixteen trillion dollars in debt? What the @$%&! just happened? In What the (Bleep) Just Happened? Monica Crowley offers a rollicking, high-octane, and hilarious view of the damage caused by Barack Obama's extremist agenda. But she also sets the stage for the inevitable conservative comeback, calling for a return to the joyful spirit of the Reaganesque "Happy Warrior.” She will have you on your feet—cheering for America and what has always made it great—as she rallies us to get our exceptionalist groove back.

What Just Happened by Jimmy Burgess

Title What Just Happened
Author Jimmy Burgess
Publisher CreateSpace
Release Date 2013-12
Category Religion
Total Pages 90
ISBN 149378255X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What Just Happened? How to Bounce Back in Life So You Can Do More, Have More, and Be More is an inspiring guide on how to overcome life's obstacles. Jimmy Burgess walks the reader through seven simple steps on how-to move from where you are now to where you want to be. His transparency in regards to personal setbacks related to financial issues, health problems and family relations reveal how he was able to rebound to a life of more. More peace, more joy, more love, and more of everything else this world has to offer. Whether your struggle is or has been financial, relational, physical, or all of the above, the struggles of your life have come to pass and not to stay. This is your moment to find hope, a plan of action, and excitement about your future. This is the book to help get you started on that path. What others are saying about What Just Happened?: The seven steps Jimmy shares in his book are almost identical to the ones I used in my life after retiring from the NFL. What many viewed as a set-back (leaving the NFL), I was able to turn into a set-up. This led me to the purpose of my life which is to impact the lives of the next generation on a daily basis. I highly recommend this book to anyone that wants to take their life to a whole new level of, as Jimmy puts it, "more." Dexter McNabb, Retired NFL Player, Current Associate High School Principal In What Just Happened?, Jimmy provides an easy-to-follow game plan that will equip the reader to recognize and overcome adversity. His transparency and perseverance throughout the book will encourage the reader to reach higher and higher. In the end the reader realizes that he, too, can do this, he too can overcome ! A must read for all families. Jimmy Sharpe, Former Head Coach of Virginia Tech University, Former University of Alabama Player and Assistant Coach under Paul "Bear" Bryant, 4-time National Champion I believe anyone that reads this book will be blessed and if they will inculcate it into their daily lives they can be successful in any venture for which they have a passion. Dr. Thomas Terry Hopper, Inductee of the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame. Two Time National Champion Coach Men's and Women Golf at The University of Mobile

Zero To One by Peter Thiel

Title Zero to One
Author Peter Thiel
Publisher Currency
Release Date 2014-09-16
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780804139304
Language English, Spanish, and French
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER If you want to build a better future, you must believe in secrets. The great secret of our time is that there are still uncharted frontiers to explore and new inventions to create. In Zero to One, legendary entrepreneur and investor Peter Thiel shows how we can find singular ways to create those new things. Thiel begins with the contrarian premise that we live in an age of technological stagnation, even if we’re too distracted by shiny mobile devices to notice. Information technology has improved rapidly, but there is no reason why progress should be limited to computers or Silicon Valley. Progress can be achieved in any industry or area of business. It comes from the most important skill that every leader must master: learning to think for yourself. Doing what someone else already knows how to do takes the world from 1 to n, adding more of something familiar. But when you do something new, you go from 0 to 1. The next Bill Gates will not build an operating system. The next Larry Page or Sergey Brin won’t make a search engine. Tomorrow’s champions will not win by competing ruthlessly in today’s marketplace. They will escape competition altogether, because their businesses will be unique. Zero to One presents at once an optimistic view of the future of progress in America and a new way of thinking about innovation: it starts by learning to ask the questions that lead you to find value in unexpected places.

Physics Of The Future by Michio Kaku

Title Physics of the Future
Author Michio Kaku
Publisher Anchor
Release Date 2011-03-15
Category Science
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780385530811
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Imagine, if you can, the world in the year 2100. In Physics of the Future, Michio Kaku—the New York Times bestselling author of Physics of the Impossible—gives us a stunning, provocative, and exhilarating vision of the coming century based on interviews with over three hundred of the world’s top scientists who are already inventing the future in their labs. The result is the most authoritative and scientifically accurate description of the revolutionary developments taking place in medicine, computers, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, energy production, and astronautics. In all likelihood, by 2100 we will control computers via tiny brain sensors and, like magicians, move objects around with the power of our minds. Artificial intelligence will be dispersed throughout the environment, and Internet-enabled contact lenses will allow us to access the world's information base or conjure up any image we desire in the blink of an eye. Meanwhile, cars will drive themselves using GPS, and if room-temperature superconductors are discovered, vehicles will effortlessly fly on a cushion of air, coasting on powerful magnetic fields and ushering in the age of magnetism. Using molecular medicine, scientists will be able to grow almost every organ of the body and cure genetic diseases. Millions of tiny DNA sensors and nanoparticles patrolling our blood cells will silently scan our bodies for the first sign of illness, while rapid advances in genetic research will enable us to slow down or maybe even reverse the aging process, allowing human life spans to increase dramatically. In space, radically new ships—needle-sized vessels using laser propulsion—could replace the expensive chemical rockets of today and perhaps visit nearby stars. Advances in nanotechnology may lead to the fabled space elevator, which would propel humans hundreds of miles above the earth’s atmosphere at the push of a button. But these astonishing revelations are only the tip of the iceberg. Kaku also discusses emotional robots, antimatter rockets, X-ray vision, and the ability to create new life-forms, and he considers the development of the world economy. He addresses the key questions: Who are the winner and losers of the future? Who will have jobs, and which nations will prosper? All the while, Kaku illuminates the rigorous scientific principles, examining the rate at which certain technologies are likely to mature, how far they can advance, and what their ultimate limitations and hazards are. Synthesizing a vast amount of information to construct an exciting look at the years leading up to 2100, Physics of the Future is a thrilling, wondrous ride through the next 100 years of breathtaking scientific revolution.

Title Coach Lessons on the Game of Life
Author Michael Lewis
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2005-04-17
Category Sports & Recreation
Total Pages 96
ISBN 0393066355
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A story with a big heart about a boy, a coach, the game of baseball, and the game of life. "There are teachers with a rare ability to enter a child's mind; it's as if their ability to get there at all gives them the right to stay forever." There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. "I didn't have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do." The coach's message was not simply about winning but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and now thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him.

It Can T Happen Here by Sinclair Lewis

Title It Can t Happen Here
Author Sinclair Lewis
Publisher Penguin UK
Release Date 2017-01-20
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780241310670
Language English, Spanish, and French
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'An eerily prescient foreshadowing of current affairs' Guardian 'Not only Lewis's most important book but one of the most important books ever produced in the United States' New Yorker A vain, outlandish, anti-immigrant, fearmongering demagogue runs for President of the United States - and wins. Sinclair Lewis's chilling 1935 bestseller is the story of Buzz Windrip, 'Professional Common Man', who promises poor, angry voters that he will make America proud and prosperous once more, but takes the country down a far darker path. As the new regime slides into authoritarianism, newspaper editor Doremus Jessup can't believe it will last - but is he right? This cautionary tale of liberal complacency in the face of populist tyranny shows it really can happen here.

What Just Happened by Art Linson

Title What Just Happened
Author Art Linson
Publisher Grove Press
Release Date 2008-10
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 250
ISBN 0802143385
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A Hollywood producer provides an insider's look at filmmaking in Hollywood, offering views and tales of some of the leading actors, directors, screenwriters, and industry executives.

The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon

Title The Fiery Cross
Author Diana Gabaldon
Publisher Anchor Canada
Release Date 2010-12-17
Category Fiction
Total Pages 992
ISBN 9780385674652
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Crossing the boundaries of genre with its unrivalled storytelling, Diana Gabaldon’s new novel is a gift both to her millions of loyal fans and to the lucky readers who have yet to discover her. In the ten years since her extraordinary debut novel, Outlander, was published, beloved author Diana Gabaldon has entertained scores of readers with her heart-stirring stories and remarkable characters. The four volumes of her bestselling saga, featuring eighteenth-century Scotsman James Fraser and his twentieth-century, time-travelling wife, Claire Randall, boasts nearly 5 million copies in the U.S. The story of Outlander begins just after the Second World War, when a British field nurse named Claire Randall walks through a cleft stone in the Scottish highlands and is transported back some two hundred years to 1743. Here, now, is The Fiery Cross, the eagerly awaited fifth volume in this remarkable, award-winning series of historical novels. The year is 1771, and war is approaching. Jamie Fraser’s wife has told him so. Little as he wishes to, he must believe it, for hers is a gift of dreadful prophecy – a time-traveller’s certain knowledge. To break his oath to the Crown will brand him a traitor; to keep it is certain doom. Jamie Fraser stands in the shadow of the fiery cross – a standard that leads nowhere but to the bloody brink of war.

Bad Stories by Steve Almond

Title Bad Stories
Author Steve Almond
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2018-04
Category Political Science
Total Pages 272
ISBN 1597092266
Language English, Spanish, and French
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If you're one of the millions of Americans lying awake at night, asking yourself, How did we get here? you need to read Bad Stories. In a short, sharp lamentation, New York Times bestselling author Steve Almond explains why the election of a cruel con artist was not only possible, but inevitable.

Title The Future Is Faster Than You Think
Author Peter H. Diamandis
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2020-01-28
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9781982109684
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the New York Times bestselling authors of Abundance and Bold comes a practical playbook for technological convergence in our modern era. In their book Abundance, bestselling authors and futurists Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler tackled grand global challenges, such as poverty, hunger, and energy. Then, in Bold, they chronicled the use of exponential technologies that allowed the emergence of powerful new entrepreneurs. Now the bestselling authors are back with The Future Is Faster Than You Think, a blueprint for how our world will change in response to the next ten years of rapid technological disruption. Technology is accelerating far more quickly than anyone could have imagined. During the next decade, we will experience more upheaval and create more wealth than we have in the past hundred years. In this gripping and insightful roadmap to our near future, Diamandis and Kotler investigate how wave after wave of exponentially accelerating technologies will impact both our daily lives and society as a whole. What happens as AI, robotics, virtual reality, digital biology, and sensors crash into 3D printing, blockchain, and global gigabit networks? How will these convergences transform today’s legacy industries? What will happen to the way we raise our kids, govern our nations, and care for our planet? Diamandis, a space-entrepreneur-turned-innovation-pioneer, and Kotler, bestselling author and peak performance expert, probe the science of technological convergence and how it will reinvent every part of our lives—transportation, retail, advertising, education, health, entertainment, food, and finance—taking humanity into uncharted territories and reimagining the world as we know it. As indispensable as it is gripping, The Future Is Faster Than You Think provides a prescient look at our impending future.

The City Of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

Title The City of Ember
Author Jeanne DuPrau
Publisher Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2003-05-13
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9780375890802
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for almost fifteen years and has sold over 3.5 MILLION copies! The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues before the lights go out on Ember forever! Nominated to 28 State Award Lists! An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice A Child Magazine Best Children’s Book A Mark Twain Award Winner A William Allen White Children’s Book Award Winner “A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau’s book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more.” —USA Today “An electric debut.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description.” —VOYA, Starred “A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred

Deep Future by Curt Stager

Title Deep Future
Author Curt Stager
Publisher HarperCollins Canada
Release Date 2011-03-22
Category Science
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9781443405584
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In this extraordinary book, paleoclimatologist Curt Stager shows how what we do to the environment in the next one hundred years will affect not just the next few centuries but the next 100,000 years of human existence. Most of us have accepted that our planet is warming and that humans have played the key role in causing climate change. Yet few of us realize the magnitude of what’s happening. In Deep Future, Curt Stager draws on the planet’s geological history to provide a view of where we may be headed long term. On the bright side, we have already put off the next ice age. But whether we will barrel ahead on a polluting path to a totally ice-free Arctic, miles of submerged coasts or an acidified ocean still remains to be decided. And that decision is ours to make. Deep Future adds a new dimension to the debate—one that will change how we think about what we are doing to our planet.

The Order Of Time by Carlo Rovelli

Title The Order of Time
Author Carlo Rovelli
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2018-05-08
Category Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9780735216129
Language English, Spanish, and French
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One of TIME’s Ten Best Nonfiction Books of the Decade "Meet the new Stephen Hawking . . . The Order of Time is a dazzling book." --The Sunday Times From the bestselling author of Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, comes a concise, elegant exploration of time. Why do we remember the past and not the future? What does it mean for time to "flow"? Do we exist in time or does time exist in us? In lyric, accessible prose, Carlo Rovelli invites us to consider questions about the nature of time that continue to puzzle physicists and philosophers alike. For most readers this is unfamiliar terrain. We all experience time, but the more scientists learn about it, the more mysterious it remains. We think of it as uniform and universal, moving steadily from past to future, measured by clocks. Rovelli tears down these assumptions one by one, revealing a strange universe where at the most fundamental level time disappears. He explains how the theory of quantum gravity attempts to understand and give meaning to the resulting extreme landscape of this timeless world. Weaving together ideas from philosophy, science and literature, he suggests that our perception of the flow of time depends on our perspective, better understood starting from the structure of our brain and emotions than from the physical universe. Already a bestseller in Italy, and written with the poetic vitality that made Seven Brief Lessons on Physics so appealing, The Order of Time offers a profoundly intelligent, culturally rich, novel appreciation of the mysteries of time.