The World In A Book
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📒The World In A Grain ✍ Vince Beiser
✏The World in a Grain Book Summary : A finalist for the PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award The gripping story of the most important overlooked commodity in the world--sand--and the crucial role it plays in our lives. After water and air, sand is the natural resource that we consume more than any other--even more than oil. Every concrete building and paved road on Earth, every computer screen and silicon chip, is made from sand. From Egypt's pyramids to the Hubble telescope, from the world's tallest skyscraper to the sidewalk below it, from Chartres' stained-glass windows to your iPhone, sand shelters us, empowers us, engages us, and inspires us. It's the ingredient that makes possible our cities, our science, our lives--and our future. And, incredibly, we're running out of it. The World in a Grain is the compelling true story of the hugely important and diminishing natural resource that grows more essential every day, and of the people who mine it, sell it, build with it--and sometimes, even kill for it. It's also a provocative examination of the serious human and environmental costs incurred by our dependence on sand, which has received little public attention. Not all sand is created equal: Some of the easiest sand to get to is the least useful. Award-winning journalist Vince Beiser delves deep into this world, taking readers on a journey across the globe, from the United States to remote corners of India, China, and Dubai to explain why sand is so crucial to modern life. Along the way, readers encounter world-changing innovators, island-building entrepreneurs, desert fighters, and murderous sand pirates. The result is an entertaining and eye-opening work, one that is both unexpected and involving, rippling with fascinating detail and filled with surprising characters.
📒The Center Of The World ✍ Andreas Steinhofel
✏The Center of the World Book Summary : Seventeen-year-old Phil has felt like an outsider as long as he can remember. All Phil has ever known about his father is that he was Number Three on his mother’s long list—third in a series of affairs that have set Phil’s family even further apart from the critical townspeople across the river. As for his own sexuality, Phil doesn’t care what the neighbors will think; he’s just waiting for the right guy to come along. But Phil can’t remain a bystander forever. Not when he’s surrounded by his mother, Glass, who lives by her own rules and urges Phil to be equally strong; his sister, Dianne, who is abrupt and willful, with secrets to share; his uncle Gable, a restless mariner, defined by his scars; his best friend, Kat, who is generous but possessive. And finally, there is distant Nicholas, with whom Phil falls overwhelmingly in love—until he faces the ultimate betrayal and must finally find his worth . . . and place in the world. From the Hardcover edition.
📒The World In A Book ✍ Elias Muhanna
✏The World in a Book Book Summary : Based on the author's dissertation (doctoral)-- Harvard University, 2012.
📒The World In A Pocket Book ✍ William Hanby Crump
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📒In A World Just Right ✍ Jen Brooks
✏In a World Just Right Book Summary : Worlds collide in romantic, unexpected, and heartbreaking ways in this “picture-perfect” (VOYA, starred review) debut novel about a young man with a truly unique power. Sometimes high school senior Jonathan Aubrey wishes he could just disappear. And as luck—or fate—would have it, he can. Ever since coming out of a coma as a kid, he has been able to create alternate worlds. Worlds where he is heroic, desirable, or simply a better version of himself. That’s the world he’s been escaping to most often, a world where he has everything he doesn’t have in real life: friends, a place of honor on the track team, passing grades, and most importantly, Kylie Simms as his girlfriend. But when Jonathan confuses his worlds and tries to kiss the real Kylie Simms, everything unravels. The real Kylie suddenly notices Jonathan…and begins obsessing over him. The fantasy version of Kylie struggles to love Jonathan as she was created to do, and the consequences are disastrous. As his worlds collide, Jonathan must confront the truth of his power and figure out where he actually belongs—before he loses both Kylies forever.
📒The Facts On File Companion To The World Novel ✍ Michael Sollars
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📒A Short History Of The World ✍ H.G. Wells
✏A Short History of the World Book Summary : The book tells of the history of the world, starting with the believed origins of the Earth, then goes on to explain the development of the Earth and life on Earth as understood in Well's time, until reaching primitive thought and the development of humankind from the Cradle of Civilisation. The book ends with the outcome of the First World War, the Russian famine of 1921, and the League of Nations in 1922.
📒The World That Is The Book ✍ Aliki Varvogli
✏The World that is the Book Book Summary : This critical analysis offers an in-depth study of Paul Auster's fiction. It explores the literary and cultural sources that Auster taps into, and it emphasises the continuity in Auster's writing.
📒The Most Boring Book In The World ✍ Brian Falkner
✏The Most Boring Book in the World Book Summary : His life could change the world. His death could save it. When Luke discovers the secret of the most boring book in the world he and his friend Tommy must race against time - and through time - to save the world as we know it.
📒Around The World In Eighty Days ✍ Jules Verne
✏Around the World in Eighty Days Book Summary : In 1872 Phileas Fogg wins a bet by traveling around the world in seventy-nine days, twenty-three hours, and fifty-seven minutes.