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The Last Book in the Universe

By Rodman Philbrick
  • ISBN Code: : 0545303877
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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Book Excerpt :

This fast-paced action novel is set in a future where the world has been almost destroyed. Like the award-winning novel Freak the Mighty, this is Philbrick at his very best.It's the story of an epileptic teenager nicknamed Spaz, who begins the heroic fight to bring human intelligence back to the planet. In a world where most people are plugged into brain-drain entertainment systems, Spaz is the rare human being who can see life as it really is. When he meets an old man called Ryter, he begins to learn about Earth and its past. With Ryter as his companion, Spaz sets off an unlikely quest to save his dying sister -- and in the process, perhaps the world.

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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 054578980X
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
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  • Pdf File: who-killed-darius-drake.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
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  • Total of Pages : 440
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Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545628229
  • Total of Pages : 176
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  • Pdf File: max-the-mighty.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
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  • Total of Pages : 197
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  • Pdf File: wildfire.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Wannabe Press, LLC
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 246
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  • Pdf File: chaos.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 0545600278
  • Total of Pages : 192
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  • Pdf File: freak-the-mighty.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Book Code : 3540344128
  • Total of Pages : 496
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  • Pdf File: the-universe-in-x-rays.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Pdf File: the-young-man-and-the-sea.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 1338692305
  • Total of Pages : 138
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  • Pdf File: stay-alive.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Soon we will eat the frozen cattle.... And then, when that is gone, what shall we eat?Shall we eat the snow? Shall we eat the ice? Shall we eat the bark on the frozen trees?What shall we eat?"Spring, 1846: Douglas Allen Deeds dreams of starting a new life out West. When the opportunity to join the Donner Party Expedition arises, he leaves the life he's known behind to set out on the nearly 2,000-mile trek from Independence, Missouri to sunny California.But progress is slow. Brutal heat, poisoned water, and rough terrain slows the expedition down. Soon they have a choice: continue on the known but grueling trail, or take a shortcut that would cut 350 miles from their journey-but take them through unknown territory. Is it worth the risk?Winter comes quickly in the mountains, and the wrong choice could leave them stranded in the Sierra Mountains when the snow comes, with no shelter, supplies, or even food.Newbery Honor-winning author Rodman Philbrick brings to life the excitement, danger, and horrors of the Donner Party's journey west.

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  • Pdf File: the-universe-in-bite-sized-chunks.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Page Publishing, Inc
  • Book Code : 164584644X
  • Total of Pages : 292
  • Category : Young Adult Fiction
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  • Pdf File: one-of-many-in-the-universe.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
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  • Pdf File: epilepsy-metaphors.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Between 1990 and 2015, American literature saw the emergence of a new corpus of epilepsy metaphors which tackle the stigma of epilepsy within three areas: society, body, and language. Eleana Vaja introduces concepts such as protometaphors, relational metaphors, epileptic texts, and metastability to categorize and examine these foci further. Applying philosophy as well as "hard sciences" (i.e. mathematics, medicine, physics) to disability studies, her study of selected works by Siri Hustvedt, Thom Jones, Reif Larsen, Dennis Mahagin, Audrey Niffenegger, Rodman Philbrick, and Lauren Slater shows how epilepsy metaphors redefine the notion of the "liminal" and the "normal".

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  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Book Code : 0451499832
  • Total of Pages : 448
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 526
  • Pdf File: the-last-human.pdf

Book Short Summary:

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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
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  • Total of Pages : 192
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Book Short Summary:

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By Manjunath.R
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  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 888
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  • Pdf File: understanding-the-universe.pdf

Book Short Summary:

We human beings — who are ourselves mere collections of fundamental particles of nature — try to wonder, seek answers and gazing at the immense heavens above, we have always asked a multitude of questions: When did the first black holes form in pre-galactic halos and what is their initial mass and spin? What is the mechanism of black hole formation in galactic nuclei, and how do black holes evolve over cosmic time due to accretion and mergers? What is the role of black hole mergers in galaxy formation? Does gravity travel at the speed of light? Does the graviton have mass? How does gravitational information propagate: Are there more than two transverse modes of propagation? What is the structure of space-time just outside astrophysical black holes? Do their space times have horizons? What happens in a black hole? Many others! Understanding the Universe: Quarks, Leptons and the Big Bang is a clear, readable and self-contained introduction to chaos of physics and related areas of science. It bridges the gap and addresses the questions that are of interest to us all or at least to all of us reading this book and lead us to study science in the first place. This book concentrates on presenting the subject from the understanding perspective of physics and brings the reader right up to date with curious aspects of physics established over the last few centuries. This book assumes science a journey not a destination and the advance of knowledge is an infinite progression towards a goal that forever recedes. This book will be of interest to students, teachers and general science readers interested in fundamental ideas of physics.

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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135255164
  • Total of Pages : 214
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Book Short Summary:

In this new book, Noga Applebaum surveys science fiction novels published for children and young adults from 1980 to the present, exposing the anti-technological bias existing within a genre often associated with the celebration of technology. Applebaum argues that perceptions of technology as a corrupting force, particularly in relation to its use by young people, are a manifestation of the enduring allure of the myth of childhood innocence and result in young-adult fiction that endorses a technophobic agenda. This agenda is a form of resistance to the changing face of childhood and technology’s contribution to this change. Further, Applebaum contends that technophobic literature disempowers its young readers by implying that the technologies of the future are inherently dangerous, while it neglects to acknowledge children’s complex, yet pleasurable, interactions with technology today. The study looks at works by well-known authors including M.T. Anderson, Monica Hughes, Lois Lowry, Garth Nix, and Philip Reeve, and explores topics such as ecology, cloning, the impact of technology on narrative structure, and the adult-child hierarchy. While focusing on the popular genre of science fiction as a useful case study, Applebaum demonstrates that negative attitudes toward technology exist within children’s literature in general, making the book of considerable interest to scholars of both science fiction and children’s literature.

Wild River

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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Book Code : 1338647288
  • Total of Pages : 163
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 280
  • Pdf File: wild-river.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick sends readers rushing down a raging river on a life-or-death adventure when a white water rafting trip goes terribly wrong! Daniel Redmayne is fast asleep on the first night of a white water rafting trip, when he's awoken by screams. The dam has failed. The river is surging, and their camp will be under water in a matter of moments.As the shrieking roar of the river rushes closer, the kids scramble to higher ground. They make it; their counselors do not.Now they're on their own, with barely any food or supplies, in the middle of the Montana wilderness. Do Daniel and his four classmates have what it takes to stay alive until they can get rescued? Alone in the wild, they forge powerful bonds -- but develop dangerous disagreements. If nature doesn't break them, they might just destroy each other.This gripping survival story from the Newbery Honor author of Wildfire is filled with adrenaline-pumping adventure and moments of true bravery.

Hubble

By Daniel Fischer,Hilmar Duerbeck
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1461223903
  • Total of Pages : 175
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 300
  • Pdf File: hubble.pdf

Book Short Summary:

At last, a book presenting the fantastic achievements of the first five years of the Hubble Space Telescope observations! While a number of books for the general public emphasise the technological accomplishments of this multi-billion dollar project or deal with the well-publicised flaw in the telescopes optics, this ground-breaking book concentrates on its astronomical success. The authors use results and spectacular images from Hubble itself to illustrate a wide range of astronomical topics, from the great questions about the universe as a whole, to quasars and black holes, and from the life and death of stars to our planetary neighbours in the solar system. The book is rounded off with an overview of the plans for the future of this fascinating telescope. The text contains a large number of spectacular images, as well as self-contained portraits of astronomers and explanations of astronomical topics and instruments. Written in a lively style, this compendium serves as a testament to the significant role the Hubble has played in astronomical accomplishment and discovery over the past five years.

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  • Publisher : Random House
  • Book Code : 1407062204
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 837
  • Pdf File: danny-wallace-and-the-centre-of-the-universe.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Danny Wallace wanted to write about a place so special and so crucial to our existence that it had never before been tackled: the Centre of the Universe. But then he realised that getting there might be a problem, and when he did, there'd probably be nothing much to write about. Until he heard about a manhole cover, on a small street, in a small town, tucked away in a remote part of Idaho. The manhole cover had been declared the Centre of the Universe. The mayor had the science to back it up. The town rejoiced. And the name of the town? Wallace. It was a cosmic coincidence Danny couldn't resist...

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  • Publisher : R&L Education
  • Book Code : 1607095815
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 453
  • Pdf File: teaching-middle-school-language-arts.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the first book on teaching middle school language arts for multiple intelligences and related 21st century literacies in technologically and ethnically diverse communities. Roseboro's book provides an entire academic year of inspiring theory and instruction in multimedia reading, writing, and speaking for the 21st century literacies that are increasingly required in the United States and Canada.

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  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
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  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 313
  • Pdf File: the-mostly-true-adventures-of-homer-p-figg.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Newbery Honor Book, this warm, funny, & heart-wrenching Civil War novel introduces readers to the Battle of Gettysburg & "Little Round Top," one of the most famous feats of bravery in U.S. history!

Get Those Guys Reading! Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love

By Kathleen A. Baxter,Marcia Agness Kochel
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 159884847X
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 594
  • Pdf File: get-those-guys-reading-fiction-and-series-books-that-boys-will-love.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Want to identify fiction books that boys in grades three through nine will find irresistible? This guide reveals dozens of worthwhile recommendations in categories ranging from adventure stories and sports novels to horror, humorous, and science fiction books.

The Restaurant at the End of the Universe

By Douglas Adams
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Book Code : 0330513117
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 206
  • Pdf File: the-restaurant-at-the-end-of-the-universe.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Following the smash-hit sci-fi comedy The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, The Restaurant at the End of the Universe is the second part in Douglas Adams' multi-media phenomenon and cult classic series. This edition includes exclusive bonus material from the Douglas Adams archives, and an introduction by Monty Python star, Terry Jones. If you've done six impossible things this morning, why not round it off with breakfast at Milliways, the Restaurant at the end of the Universe? Which is exactly what Arthur Dent and the crew of the Heart of Gold plan to do. There's just the small matter of escaping the Vogons, avoiding being taken to the most totally evil world in the Galaxy and teaching a space ship how to make a proper cup of tea. And did anyone actually make a reservation? Follow Arthur Dent's galactic (mis)adventures in the rest of the trilogy with five parts: Life, the Universe and Everything, So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish, and Mostly Harmless.

Getting Beyond "Interesting": Teaching Students the Vocabulary of Appeal to Discuss Their Reading

By Olga M. Nesi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 161069225X
  • Total of Pages : 183
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 118
  • Pdf File: getting-beyond-interesting.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Make use of a detailed plan and ready-to-use lessons for teaching appeal terms and Book Hook writing to students.

Serving Boys through Readers' Advisory

By Michael Sullivan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : 0838990150
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 820
  • Pdf File: serving-boys-through-readers-advisory.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Based on more than twenty years’ experience working to get boys interested in reading, Michael Sullivan now offers his first readers’ advisory volume.

Radical Children's Literature

By K. Reynolds
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 0230206204
  • Total of Pages : 215
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 591
  • Pdf File: radical-children-s-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book reappraises the place of children's literature, showing it to be a creative space where writers and illustrators try out new ideas about books, society, and narratives in an age of instant communication and multi-media. It looks at the stories about the world and young people; the interaction with changing childhoods and new technologies.

13+1

By Vladimir Weaver
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : KIMOSZ Foundation
  • Book Code : 6150076350
  • Total of Pages : 770
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 403
  • Pdf File: 13-1.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Vladimir Weaver's new trilogy the 13+1 It is unsure if our story takes place in the distant future or remote past. The only thing certain is that 13+1 takes us to planet Mynodis. After numerous cataclysms, people start a seemingly calm period, where everyone’s work is necessary, and everybody can live a good life in relative security and recognition. But what lies under the surface? If you could live a life where you are never sick, hardly age and have the chance to live forever, what would you do for it? Would you sacrifice your whole life in return? You can get into 13 classes, where the gap between the standards of living in the lower ones and the higher ones is inconceivable for average people. Ree Vox was born into the class of the poorest. Once in life, everybody can choose between good and bad, rich and poor life. After that, there is no way to change classes. Ree decided to live a happy but humble life with his love, but nothing happens as planned. But there might be something that is worse than death! Is immortality the most one can wish for? Excitement, adventure, love, fight, and everything you can imagine. Sit down and brace yourself, it begins! ********** " It’s an understatement when I say I was astounded, when my friend Vladimir, whom I have known for not less than 15 years, announced that he had finished his science-fiction novel, and would be happy to send it to me to read. And he did so without any pomposity, with his natural phlegm. Only talented people are capable of this: they are not the slightest surprised by their extraordinary achievements. Of course, writing a book is only a considerable achievement, if it has a value, or at least it entertains. Ree Vox’s adventure in a chaotic world unknown to today’s man is exciting, moving, and captivating at the same time. The author’s creativity is mixed with deep understanding of the science-fiction world, thanks to which he makes the story plausible, maintains the reader’s attention incessantly, and at occasions, he stretches the reader’s nerves to the breaking point. Due to our friendship, it is hard to assess the book objectively, but I am convinced that I can heartily recommend the book for reading! " István Major Jr. Director of Alba Regia Symphonic Orchestra " As a fan of the fantasy genre, before reading the sci-fi novel 13+1, I felt like a camel when being offered bacon. But after reading it, I simply loved it! It’s incredibly exciting. When is the second part finished? I want Amy! :) " A bookworm " It’s so good to fly to Mynodis every morning. Yes, I looked forward to being there with Ree Vox, to experience this unique atmosphere, to taste this greatly envisioned world! I love its characters; they’ve become my acquaintances. I’d proudly fight on Ree’s side, shoulder to shoulder, and happily flirt with any of the female characters, because they are all extraordinary and beautiful… The exciting story lines, the author’s unique humour, the well-developed, graphic characters and the whole imaginary geography and technical world! … I miss it all. When can we fly again? " Sieradzan Sebastian Jerzy Head of Szivárvány Törzs Public Benefit Organisation " A great book; when reading it, you feel like you are indeed outside the Earth, and when you get out of the spell of reading, you do not at all feel like returning to the Earth. Itisan excellent way of entertainment; I recommend it to everybody. " Gábor Fidler Chief Advisor, Former School Headmaster Follow our websites! Like our websites! vladimirweaver.com https://www.facebook.com/VladimirWeaver https://www.instagram.com/vladimir.weaver

Connecting Boys with Books 2

By Michael Sullivan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : American Library Association
  • Book Code : 0838990517
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 154
  • Pdf File: connecting-boys-with-books-2.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Drawing on more than 20 years of experience, Sullivan shows how to reinvigorate the sense of excitement that boys felt when they first heard a picture book being read aloud.

Promoting a Global Community Through Multicultural Children's Literature

By Stanley F. Steiner
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
  • Book Code : 1563087057
  • Total of Pages : 179
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 523
  • Pdf File: promoting-a-global-community-through-multicultural-children-s-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Presents an annotated bibliography of multicultural books, organized into sections dealing with celebrations and culture, nomads and the homeless, literacy, books that bring people together, and multicultural books in series.

Value-Packed Booktalks: Genre Talks and More for Teen Readers

By Lucy Schall
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1598847368
  • Total of Pages : 261
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 944
  • Pdf File: value-packed-booktalks.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this guide, 100 recommended books and booktalks offer the perfect way to start value discussions with teens and teen/adult book groups. • Ready-to-use booktalks and curriculum connections for 100 recently published YA books • Information that includes fiction/nonfiction/verse/graphic designation, age level suggestion, gender suggestion, lists of themes and topics, summary/description, a value statement, a booktalk, at least three curriculum connections, and five related works • Organization by values to facilitate relating a book within one genre to a book that addresses a similar value, but is classified in another genre • A related works section for each featured title