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Par Erika Ritter. 2004
Writer Ritter has been observing men for as long as she can remember, and has come into direct or imaginary…contact with a fair few of them. Her alphabetical itinerary starts with Amigos and ends with Zealots, travelling via Dads, Heroes, Non-Committals, Outlaws, and many others. A collection of stories about good and bad relationships, family conflicts, love affairs, and Catholicism, which is part memoir, part comedy, and part inspirational handbook for the cynical. Some strong language and some descriptions of sex. 2004.
Par Jean Shepherd. 1972
Par Norman Mailer. 1975
Par B Greene. 2004
String theory is a recent development in physics that, by positing that all which exists is composed of infinitesimally small…vibrating loops of energy, seeks to unify Einstein's theories and those of quantum mechanics into a so-called "theory of everything." Greene offers a view of human understanding of space and time, beginning with Newton, moving through Einstein and quantum physics, and on to string theory and its hypotheses. c2004.
Par Julian B Barbour. 1999
This text describes the coming revolution in our understanding of the cosmos: a quantum theory of the universe that brings…together Einstein's general theory of relativity - which denies the existence of a unique time - and quantum mechanics - which demands one. The author contends that only the most radical of ideas can resolve the profound conflict between these two foundational pillars of modern physics, and in this book he proposes it: there is, quite literally, no time at all. 1999.
Par Brittany Gibbons. 2017
A sartorial follow-up to her hilarious memoir in stories, Fat Girl Walking, Internet personality Brittany Gibbons once again deep dives…into the world of the plus-size woman, this time chronicling her love/hate (but mostly hate) relationship with fashion. 2017.
How the amazing theories of relativity and quantum mechanics transformed our understanding of nature in the last century, and how…new ideas, developed in seeking to unify the laws of nature, probably hold the seeds of a major upheaval in physics. 1999.
Par Christopher Hope. 1987
A group of South African exiles congregate at the Hottentot Room, a London club owned by Frau Katie, a Jewish…refugee from Nazi Germany. Frau Katie is dying and her daughter has plans for the club which terrify the members. A satire which draws parallels between Nazi Germany and contemporary South Africa. 1987.
Science columnist for the Los Angeles Times elucidates the mysterious concept of nothingness. Discusses the Big Bang, black holes, string…theory, vacuums, and zero while tracing their scientific history and the theories of experts in the field--from Isaac Newton to Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking. 2001.
Par Joy Behar. 2017
The outspoken star of The View hits the most unpopular president ever elected where it hurts in this alphabetical guide…to everything that's wrong with the "Orange One," Donald Trump. 2017.
Par Farley Mowat. 1957
Par Will Cuppy, Fred Feldkamp. 1984
Par Suzanne Schlosberg. 2004
Author Schlosberg, humiliated by being seated at the dreaded 'Singles Table' at weddings, embarked on a quest not necessarily for…'Mr. Right', but at least for 'Mr. Remote Possibility'. She tried everything from a Kenyan game park, Club Med, and a millennial New Year's Eve celebration in Jackpot, Nevada to feng shui, volunteering for Habitat for Humanity, and online dating. To celebrate her 1,001 days of celibacy, she set off for an arctic mountain-bike trip but wound up stranded in Russia, where, finally giving up hope, things began to change. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2004.
Par Hugh Brewster, John Forbes. 1983
Par George Fetherling. 1988
These 200 anecdotes come from all parts of Canada, range in time from Champlain to Gretzky and cover such fields…as business, entertainment, sports, government, diplomacy, science, art and literature. 1988.
Par Natalie Angier. 2008
A cultured person, Natalie Angier argues, should know about the classic ideas of physics and evolutionary biology as well as…the classic works of Beethoven and Picasso. How was the Earth formed? How big is an atom? What is a quantum leap? Drawing on conversations with hundreds of the world's leading scientists, Angier takes us on an informative tour of this neglected canon. 2008.
This book presents the many ways in which error has become ingrained in our government, science, medicine, and the arts,…how error has changed history, crept into our libraries, altered our thoughts, and affected our daily existence. 1984.
Par Neil Pasricha. 2011
Pasricha is back with a collection of hundreds more awesome things from his website, as well as never-before-seen extraordinary moments…that deserve celebration. Some include: when your windshield wipers match the beat of the song you're listening to, letting go of the gas pump perfectly so you end on a round number, and when a baby falls asleep on you. Bestseller. c2011.
Si la vie est un jardin de roses, qu'est-ce que je fais dans les patates? (Collection Bien lu partout)
Par Erma Bombeck, Daniel Seguin. 1979
Avec un humour délirant, l'auteur nous raconte la vie folle d'une mère de famille d'aujourd'hui aux prises avec tous les…problèmes de la maisonnée. 1979. Titre uniforme: If life is a bowl of cherries, what am I doing in the pits?
Par Alan Coren. 1981
Seventy-seven pieces by "Punch" editor-writer Coren. Includes a memoir about a Gatsby of the future; an alcoholic's letter to his…auntie; and a spoof of British ingenuity during the ice age. 1981.