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The Quest For Z by Greg Pizzoli

Title The Quest for Z
Author Greg Pizzoli
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2017-06-13
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 9780698139985
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From an award-winning author comes a picture book biography that feels like Indiana Jones for kids! British explorer Percy Fawcett believed that hidden deep within the Amazon rainforest was an ancient city, lost for the ages. Most people didn’t even believe this city existed. But if Fawcett could find it, he would be rich and famous forever. This is the true story of one man’s thrilling, dangerous journey into the jungle, and what he found on his quest for the lost city of Z.

The Lost City Of Z by David Grann

Title The Lost City of Z
Author David Grann
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2009-02-24
Category History
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780385529228
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The #1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Killers of the Flower Moon In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

The Lost City Of Z by David Grann

Title The Lost City of Z
Author David Grann
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2009-08-10
Category History
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9781847378057
Language English, Spanish, and French
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**NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING ROBERT PATTINSON, CHARLIE HUNNAM AND SIENNA MILLER** ‘A riveting, exciting and thoroughly compelling tale of adventure’JOHN GRISHAM The story of Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the inspiration behind Conan Doyle's The Lost World Fawcett was among the last of a legendary breed of British explorers. For years he explored the Amazon and came to believe that its jungle concealed a large, complex civilization, like El Dorado. Obsessed with its discovery, he christened it the City of Z. In 1925, Fawcett headed into the wilderness with his son Jack, vowing to make history. They vanished without a trace. For the next eighty years, hordes of explorers plunged into the jungle, trying to find evidence of Fawcett's party or Z. Some died from disease and starvation; others simply disappeared. In this spellbinding true tale of lethal obsession, David Grann retraces the footsteps of Fawcett and his followers as he unravels one of the greatest mysteries of exploration. ‘A wonderful story of a lost age of heroic exploration’ Sunday Times ‘Marvellous ... An engrossing book whose protagonist could out-think Indiana Jones’ Daily Telegraph ‘The best story in the world, told perfectly’ Evening Standard ‘A fascinating and brilliant book’ Malcolm Gladwell

Title Discretion and the Quest for Controlled Freedom
Author Tony Evans
Publisher Springer Nature
Release Date 2019-08-21
Category Political Science
Total Pages 437
ISBN 9783030195663
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Looking at discretion broadly as the exercise of controlled freedom, this edited volume introduces insights from a range of social sciences perspectives. Traditionally, discussions of discretion have drawn on legal notions of the appropriate exercise of legitimate authority specified by legislators. However, empirical and theoretical studies in the social sciences have extended our understanding of discretion, moving us beyond a narrow legal view. Contributors from a range of disciplines explore the idea of discretion and related notions of freedom and control across social and political practices and in different contexts. As this complex and important topic is discussed and examined, both total control and unconstrained freedom appear to be illusions.

Title Beast Quest A to Z of Beasts
Author Adam Blade
Publisher Orchard Books
Release Date 2016-07-05
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 208
ISBN 1408338394
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This full-colour book is packed with details, statistics and information about all the amazing Beasts from the bestselling series - over 100 Beasts, from A to Z! Amazing value and the perfect gift for any Beast Quest fan, as well as a great introduction to the series for new readers.

The Lost City Of Z by David Grann

Title The Lost City of Z
Author David Grann
Publisher Vintage
Release Date 2010
Category History
Total Pages 400
ISBN 9781400078455
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Interweaves the story of British explorer Percy Fawcett, who vanished during a 1925 expedition into the Amazon, with the author's own quest to uncover the mysteries surrounding Fawcett's final journey and the secrets of what lies deep in the Amazon jungle.

The Dragon Ball Z Legend by DH Publishing

Title The Dragon Ball Z Legend
Author DH Publishing
Publisher DH Publishing Inc
Release Date 2004-05-01
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 188
ISBN 9780972312493
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Using a question-and-answer format, presents information about the Dragon Ball Z universe, including movies and products, with assistance provided by a glossary and keyword index.

Title Beast Quest A to Z of Beasts
Author Adam Blade
Publisher Orchard Books
Release Date 2020-04-14
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 272
ISBN 140836073X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This full-colour book is packed with details, statistics and information about the amazing Beasts from the bestselling series - over 150 Beasts, from A to Z! Amazing value and the perfect gift for any Beast Quest fan, as well as a great introduction to the series for new readers.

The Lost City Of Z by David Grann

Title The Lost City of Z
Author David Grann
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2017-03
Category
Total Pages 352
ISBN 1471164918
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Soon to be a major film starring Robert Pattinson, Charlie Hunnam and Sienna Miller. Colonel Percy Harrison Fawcett, the inspiration behind Conan Doyle's novel The Lost World, was among the last of a legendary breed of British explorers. For years he explored the Amazon and came to believe that its jungle concealed a large, complex civilization, like El Dorado. Obsessed with its discovery, he christened it the City of Z. In 1925, Fawcett headed into the wilderness with his son Jack, vowing to make history. They vanished without a trace. For the next eighty years, hordes of explorers plunged into the jungle, trying to find evidence of Fawcett's party or Z. Some died from disease and starvation; others simply disappeared. In this spellbinding true tale of lethal obsession, David Grann retraces the footsteps of Fawcett and his followers as he unravels one of the greatest mysteries of exploration. 'A riveting, exciting and thoroughly compelling tale of adventure' John Grisham

Operation Z by William Bradley Saldausky

Title Operation Z
Author William Bradley Saldausky
Publisher Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date 2016-08-01
Category
Total Pages 216
ISBN 1537497790
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Do you start a war that you cannot win or do you create events that will someday win the war? I create events and save lives, one at a time, along the way... This book is my passion to free children of the terminally poor. This book is justice for forgotten children of the world. This book is a message of hope that help is on the way. This book is education and awakening. Come walk with me, I have stories to tell. Be brave, they need us. We are all one after all. The Quest will expose the bad and honor the good. We have a plan and are making a difference. Seek not to know the answer but to understand the question. Join us.

Lost Trails Lost Cities by Colonel P. H. Fawcett

Title Lost Trails Lost Cities
Author Colonel P. H. Fawcett
Publisher Pickle Partners Publishing
Release Date 2016-08-09
Category Travel
Total Pages 383
ISBN 9781787200784
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A chronicle of adventure and discovery in the green, deadly world of the jungle. This extraordinary first-hand account of seven explorations into the heart of the lost world of the Amazon Basin and its mountain ramparts has been made available for publication after more than a quarter of a century’s silence. On his eighth and final expedition, Colonel P. H. Fawcett vanished into the jungle wilderness; to this day his fate is unknown. Before he began his last trip he set down the story of the expeditions he had completed, and his son, Brian Fawcett, here presents it together with a summary of the attempts to solve the mystery of his father’s disappearance. Colonel Fawcett was an explorer in the great tradition. He believed that somewhere in the unmapped heart of South America were the ruins of cities whose discovery would confirm many Indian legends that had come down from the days of the conquistadores. Trained in the exacting techniques of exploration-survey, he accepted an opportunity to determine the boundary line between Bolivia and Peru, and in 1906 set out on the first of his expeditions. It and the ones that followed over the next fifteen years have become classics of exploration; Colonel Fawcett combined the discipline of a scientist-engineer with the imaginative daring of a man not afraid to gamble his life on a bold conjecture. In 1921 he set down the narrative of his first seven trips. When he failed to return from the eighth, publication was delayed until it became certain that he would never be able to complete his manuscript. But the reader will find here a wholly engrossing story of a great search written with modesty and great skill, the work of a brave and mature man who possessed both a purpose and a dream. The result is a book which will remain a classic in its field.

Title The Quest for the Diamond Sword Deluxe Illustrated Edition
Author Winter Morgan
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2020-11-24
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9781510764385
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For every boy and girl who loves Minecraft, a brand-new illustrated edition of the bestselling adventure novel by author Winter Morgan with 75 full-color illustrations. Steve lives on a wheat farm. He has everything he needs to live in the Minecraft world: a bed, a house, and food. Steve likes to spend his mornings in the NPC village and trade his wheat for emeralds, armor, books, swords, and food. One morning, he finds that Zombies have attacked the villagers. The Zombies have also turned the village blacksmith into a Zombie, leaving Steve without a place to get swords. To protect himself and the few villagers that remain, Steve goes on a quest to mine for forty diamonds, which are the most powerful mineral in the Overworld. He wants to craft these diamonds into a diamond sword to shield him and the villagers from the Zombies. Far from his home, with night about to set in, Steve fears for his life. Nighttime is when users are most vulnerable in Minecraft. As he looks for shelter in a temple, he meets a trio of treasure hunters, Max, Lucy, and Henry, who are trying to unearth the treasure under the temple. Steve tells them of his master plan to mine for the most powerful mineral in the Overworld—the diamond. The treasure hunters are eager to join him. Facing treacherous mining conditions, a thunderstorm, and attacks from hostile mobs, these four friends’ question if it’s better to be a single player than a multiplayer, as they try to watch out for each other and chase Steve’s dream at the same time. Will Steve find the diamonds? Will his friends help or hinder the search? Should he trust his new treasure hunter friends? And will Steve get back in time to save the villagers?

My Beautiful Birds by Suzanne Del Rizzo

Title My Beautiful Birds
Author Suzanne Del Rizzo
Publisher Pajama Press Inc.
Release Date 2017-03-01
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781772780109
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Behind Sami, the Syrian skyline is full of smoke. The boy follows his family and all his neighbours in a long line, as they trudge through the sands and hills to escape the bombs that have destroyed their homes. But all Sami can think of is his pet pigeons - will they escape too? When they reach a refugee camp and are safe at last, everyone settles into the tent city. But though the children start to play and go to school again, Sami can't join in. When he is given paper and paint, all he can do is smear his painting with black. He can't forget his birds and what his family has left behind. One day a canary, a dove, and a rose finch fly into the camp. They flutter around Sami and settle on his outstretched arms. For Sami it is one step in a long healing process at last. A gentle yet moving story of refugees of the Syrian civil war, My Beautiful Birds illuminates the ongoing crisis as it affects its children. It shows the reality of the refugee camps, where people attempt to pick up their lives and carry on. And it reveals the hope of generations of people as they struggle to redefine home.

Brazilian Adventure by Peter Fleming

Title Brazilian Adventure
Author Peter Fleming
Publisher Northwestern University Press
Release Date 1999
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 376
ISBN 081016065X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 1932 Peter Fleming, a literary editor, engaged to search for missing English explorer Colonel P.H. Fawcett, lost in tributary of the Amazon, with the hardships of meager supplies, faulty maps, and a pack of rival newspaper-men on their trail.

Love Z by Jessie Sima

Title Love Z
Author Jessie Sima
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2018-12-18
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 48
ISBN 9781481496780
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the creator of Not Quite Narwhal comes the story of a young robot trying to find the meaning of “love.” When a small robot named Z discovers a message in a bottle signed “Love, Beatrice,” they decide to find out what “love” means. Unable to get an answer from the other robots, they leave to embark on an adventure that will lead them to Beatrice—and back home again, where love was hiding all along.

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Title Ready Player One
Author Ernest Cline
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release Date 2011-08-16
Category Fiction
Total Pages 384
ISBN 9780307887450
Language English, Spanish, and French
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. “Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”—USA Today • “As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.”—Entertainment Weekly A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? In the year 2045, reality is an ugly place. The only time Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the OASIS, a vast virtual world where most of humanity spends their days. When the eccentric creator of the OASIS dies, he leaves behind a series of fiendish puzzles, based on his obsession with the pop culture of decades past. Whoever is first to solve them will inherit his vast fortune—and control of the OASIS itself. Then Wade cracks the first clue. Suddenly he’s beset by rivals who’ll kill to take this prize. The race is on—and the only way to survive is to win. NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Entertainment Weekly • San Francisco Chronicle • Village Voice • Chicago Sun-Times • iO9 • The AV Club “Delightful . . . the grown-up’s Harry Potter.”—HuffPost “An addictive read . . . part intergalactic scavenger hunt, part romance, and all heart.”—CNN “A most excellent ride . . . Cline stuffs his novel with a cornucopia of pop culture, as if to wink to the reader.”—Boston Globe “Ridiculously fun and large-hearted . . . Cline is that rare writer who can translate his own dorky enthusiasms into prose that’s both hilarious and compassionate.”—NPR “[A] fantastic page-turner . . . starts out like a simple bit of fun and winds up feeling like a rich and plausible picture of future friendships in a world not too distant from our own.”—iO9

Title The Moon Dragon The Secrets of Droon 26
Author Tony Abbott
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Release Date 2016-02-23
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9780545418393
Language English, Spanish, and French
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With nearly 2 million books in print, this Little Apple series is H-O-T, hot. The SECRET is out -- DROON is the series that kids, parents, and teachers are talking about! There's no place like home! Eric and his friends have finally restored the Rainbow Stairs, but that was the easy part. Now Gethwing is loose in the Upper World, and the Moon Dragon is causing big trouble. Eric, Julie, and Neal have to protect their town, but they're up against mysterious creatures, strangely-behaving parents, and powerful magic. Can the kids stop Gethwing before he destroys the Upper World -- for good?

China And India by Hong Zhao

Title China and India
Author Hong Zhao
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2017-07-05
Category Business & Economics
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781351572019
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The book sheds understanding on the relations between development and global energy security by looking at China and India. It addresses the following issues: what is the new definition of energy security? How does it affect global politics and international relations? What are the energy security concerns of China and India, and what policies and approaches have they taken to deal with energy security issues? Since China and India are searching for oil and gas in the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia, would their acquisition efforts conflict with the interests of other energy giants such as the U.S., Japan, and would their growing overseas activities challenge U.S. policy in those energy-rich regions?The book provides insight into what the new global energy order may be and how the growth models and energy structures may shape the economic growth and energy. It analyzes both the state-centered approach and market-oriented approach in the global quest for energy resources. It also examines how China and India can adopt a cooperative approach for beneficial relations. The book will be of interest to anyone who is keen to learn how the World especially U.S.A. can accomodate and adapt to the new global energy dynamics and on China and India as new players in global energy markets.

Title From Socrates to Sartre
Author T.Z. Lavine
Publisher Bantam
Release Date 2011-05-04
Category Philosophy
Total Pages 448
ISBN 9780307793577
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A challenging new look at the great thinkers whose ides have shaped our civilization From Socrates to Sartre presents a rousing and readable introduction to the lives, and times of the great philosophers. This thought-provoking book takes us from the inception of Western society in Plato’s Athens to today when the commanding power of Marxism has captured one third of the world. T. Z. Lavine, Elton Professor of Philosophy at George Washington University, makes philosophy come alive with astonishing clarity to give us a deeper, more meaningful understanding of ourselves and our times. From Socrates to Sartre discusses Western philosophers in terms of the historical and intellectual environment which influenced them, and it connects their lasting ideas to the public and private choices we face in America today. From Socrates to Sartre formed the basis of from the PBS television series of the same name.

Title The Quest for Artificial Intelligence
Author Nils J. Nilsson
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2009-10-30
Category Computers
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781139642828
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Artificial intelligence (AI) is a field within computer science that is attempting to build enhanced intelligence into computer systems. This book traces the history of the subject, from the early dreams of eighteenth-century (and earlier) pioneers to the more successful work of today's AI engineers. AI is becoming more and more a part of everyone's life. The technology is already embedded in face-recognizing cameras, speech-recognition software, Internet search engines, and health-care robots, among other applications. The book's many diagrams and easy-to-understand descriptions of AI programs will help the casual reader gain an understanding of how these and other AI systems actually work. Its thorough (but unobtrusive) end-of-chapter notes containing citations to important source materials will be of great use to AI scholars and researchers. This book promises to be the definitive history of a field that has captivated the imaginations of scientists, philosophers, and writers for centuries.