The Way Things Work Now

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Author: David Macaulay,Neil Ardley

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 0241282195

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

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This revised edition of David Macaulay's classic The Way Things Work takes you into the inner workings of hundreds of machines and explains the science behind their technologies. From the simple lever to the modern microprocessor, this bestseller has been completely updated with the latest technologies and explains every machine you've ever wanted to understand, and some you've probably never thought about. From clocks and watches, to jet engines and the internet, David Macaulay's beautiful illustrations represent the inner workings of each machine. With David Macaulay's inspired illustrations and humorous approach, The Way Things Work makes even the most complex technology fun, fascinating and accessible for children of all ages.

The Way Things Work

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Author: David Macaulay,Neil Ardley

Publisher: Gardners Books

ISBN: 9781405302388

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 400

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Join the woolly Mammoth for this latest edition of the award-winning guide to machines and technology. David Macaulay's bestselling book takes a colourful look at the nuts, bolts and circuitry of a host of things that whirr, whiz, clunk, buzz and beep! Perfect for anyone who's ever wondered what really makes things tick.

Development, Values, and the Meaning of Globalization: A Grassroots Approach

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Author: Gasper F. Lo Biondo, S.J.,Rita M. Rodriguez

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 057809942X

Category: Christianity and justice

Page: 442

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Can one envision economic growth that is also sustainable because it takes into account the cultural, moral and religious values of those intended to benefit from economic development? To explore this question, the Woodstock Theological Center launched a collaborative research effort involving 40 Jesuit centers around the world, taking as its "raw material" the stories of specific, mostly poor, individuals and their communities as they were touched by economic globalization. Focusing on decisions made by the individuals as they encountered the forces of the global economy, the authors discern the values and creativity that guided these decisions and derive implications for development policy. The book's methodology draws on the Jesuit approach to discernment that stresses the ethical responsibility of all development actors. It envisions communities partnering with other development agents, such as government, business, and NGO's, based on a better understanding of the values that drive decisions.

Your Day, Your Way

The Essential Handbook for the 21st-Century Bride

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Author: Sharon Naylor,Michelle Roth,Henry Roth

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780761525394

Category: Reference

Page: 352

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Today, you are free to set aside the trappings of traditional dos and don’ts and be bold with your wedding style! Your Day, Your Way is a long-overdue, modern-day wedding planner that will guide you through the new reality of creating a memorable day that is unique and a true reflection of who you are. As a 21st-century bride, you’re empowered to plan the wedding you want in a way that brides of decades past never were. This savvy guide helps you embrace your individuality and develop the confidence to plan the ceremony and celebration of a lifetime. This day is all about you. Now you can navigate the inevitable dilemmas and family politics and breeze through the whirlwind of planning by learning how to: • customize a wedding game plan that reflects your tastes • involve family members in the planning while still having the wedding you want • splurge creatively while sticking to your budget • design a unique sense of style and set the tone you want • and much more! Truly for today’s bride, Your Day, Your Way highlights the excitement and autonomy of contemporary wedding planning and offers substance, style, and real advice that will add upscale panache to even the most laid-back ceremony. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How Things Work Encyclopedia

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Author: Carrie Love

Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)

ISBN: 9781409383000

Category: Technology

Page: 127

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Discover how things are made and work with this first reference for young readers, now in paperback. Help your child take an incredible look at the way things are made and how they work with this fantastic fact-packed How Things Work Encyclopedia, which shows and explains everything. They'll discover how the human body stays alive, what keeps a plane in the sky, why fireworks go 'bang', the amazing process that makes a plant grow, and much, much more. Full of bite-sized facts, curiosity quizzes and special weird-or-what features kids will love getting their teeth into, there's lots to see and explore. Perfect for homework or just for fun. Let your child find out more about how things work in our incredible world.

The Bend of the World: A Novel

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Author: Jacob Bacharach

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0871408147

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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“Bacharach has a great comic voice— shrewd, deadpan, and dirty—and The Bend of the World fears no weirdness.”—Sam Lipsyte “Mighty strange doings” mark the Pittsburgh of Jacob Bacharach’s audacious and hilarious debut novel, a town where “yeti, UFOs, rumors of orgiastic rites, intimations of the Mayan apocalypse and ‘psycho-temporal distortions’ add that extra zing to the bustling night life” (James Wolcott). On the edge of thirty, and comfortably adrift in life, Peter Morrison finds his personal and professional life taking a turn for the weird as his attempts to transition into adulthood are thwarted by conspiracies both real and imagined. In this madcap coming-of-age novel, where no one quite comes of age, Bacharach brings an “immensely entertaining” and “Vonnegut-like sensibility” (Library Journal ) to the “aptly surreal satire” (Dan Chaon) of hipsters, corporations, and American life in the adolescent years of the twenty-first century. “A disarming, intelligent and seriously funny debut,” The Bend of the World “marks the arrival of Jacob Bacharach as a writer to watch” (Bob Hoover, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette).

How Things Work

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Author: T. J. Resler

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 142632555X

Category: Children's questions and answers

Page: 208

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Ever wanted to take apart the microwave to see how it works? Crack open your computer and peek inside? Intrigued by how things work? So are we! That's why we're dissecting all kinds of things from rubber erasers to tractor beams! Read along as National Geographic Kids unplugs, unravels, and reveals how things do what they do. Complete with "Tales from the Lab," true stories, biographies of real scientists and engineers, exciting diagrams and illustrations, accessible explanations, trivia, and fun features, this cool book explains it all!

Joyful Christian

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Author: C.S. Lewis

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684823772

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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More than one hundred selections from the distinguished theologian's writings covering such topics as liturgy, prayer, pain, vices, virtues, other religions, and homosexuality

UCSF News

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Author: University of California, San Francisco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Hospitals

Page: N.A

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