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The Science of Star Wars: The Scientific Facts Behind the Force, ...
by , Jon Chase

Language

English

Pages

271

Publication Date

November 15, 2016

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<b>Discover the science behind the most popular sci-fi franchise of all time!</b><br /><br />Capturing the imagination and hearts of crowds worldwide, <i>Star Wars</i> is a fantastic feat of science fiction and fantasy. <b><i>The Science of Star Wars</i></b> addresses 50 topics that span the movies鈥?universe such as battle technology, alien life, space travel, etc. You鈥檒l find fascinating explorations of the physics of <i>Star Wars</i>, its plausibility, and more. The perfect <i>Star Wars</i> gift for fans of the saga, this book addresses many unanswered, burning questions, including:<br /><br /><li> How long before we get a <i>Star Wars</i> speeder off the ground?<br /></li><li> What exactly <i>is</i> the Force?<br /></li><li> How could Kylo Ren stop a blaster shot in mid-air?<br /></li><li> How could we live on a gas giant like Bespin, or a desert planet like Tatooine?<br /></li><li> Nature versus nurture: How does it play out in the making of Jedi?<br /></li><li> How much would it cost to build the Death Star?<br /></li><li> And much more!<br /><br />We marvel at the variety of creatures and technology and the mystery behind the force. But how much of the <i>Star Wars</i> world is rooted in reality? Could we see some of the extraordinary inventions materialize in our world? This uncomplicated, entertaining read makes it easy to understand how advanced physics concepts, such as wormholes and Einstein鈥檚 theory of relativity, apply to the <i>Star Wars</i> universe.<br /><br /><b><i>The Science of Star Wars</i></b> explains to non-technical readers how physics and fantasy might merge to allow for the possibility of interstellar travel; communication with foreign but intelligent lifeforms; human-like robots; alien planets fit for human life; weapons and spacecraft such as laser guns, light sabers, and the Millennium Falcon; and Force-like psychokinetic powers.<br /><br />In the 21st Century, we鈥檙e on the edge of developing much of the technology from 鈥渁 long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away鈥濃€?These fantasies aren鈥檛 as impossible as you might think! Written for every fan of George Lucas鈥檚 films, you don鈥檛 need to be a Jedi or an astrophysicist at NASA to appreciate all of Mark Brake and Jon Chase鈥檚 fun and informative analysis of this classic series in <b><i>The Science of Star Wars</i></b>. Prepare your mind to make the jump to light speed and find out about the facts behind one of our favorite modern epics!</li>
The Moonburner Cycle: The Complete Epic Fantasy Series
by Claire Luana

Language

English

Pages

1161

Publication Date

November 01, 2018

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<h1>Mulan meets Sarah J Maas in these thrilling tales filled with celestial magic, death-defying adventure, and enduring romance. </h1><br /><h2>Read the series readers are calling:</h2><br /><b>"Fantastic Fantasy read, Addictive Trilogy."-Amazon reviewer<br />"Epic, this series is beyond Epic!"-Amazon reviewer <br />"[A] heart pounding, heart shattering ride that will have you glued to the pages and in tears when it ends."-Amazon reviewer<br />"What a superb series this has been, and this story was a fitting ending to what has become one of my favorite series, ever!" -Amazon reviewer</b><br /><h2>This box set includes all FOUR books in the Moonburner Cycle (which can be read as stand-alones) for a limited time price! Grab yours before it returns to full price! </h2><br /><br /><h3>Moonburner-Book One</h3><br />Kai is a Moonburner鈥攁 female sorceress reviled by her people and normally killed at birth. Except Kai's parents saved her by disguising her as a boy鈥攁 ruse they've kept up for almost seventeen years. But when her village is attacked, Kai鈥檚 secret is revealed and she鈥檚 sentenced to death.<br /><br />Thankfully, the gods aren鈥檛 done with Kai. Despite the odds stacked against her, she escapes her fate, undertaking a harrowing journey to a land where Moonburners are revered and trained as warriors.<br /><br />But her new home has dangers of its own鈥攖he ancient war against the male Sunburners has led the Moonburners down a dark path that could destroy all magic. And Kai, armed only with a secret from her past and a handsome but dangerous ally, may be the only one who can prevent the destruction of her people...<br /><br /><h3>Sunburner-Book Two</h3><br />Kai, the newly-crowned queen of Miina, finds her reign threatened by a plague of natural disasters that leave death and destruction in their wake. Are the gods truly angry at the peace between the moon and sunburners, or is something more sinister to blame? Kai's throne and her very life may be forfeit unless she can appease the gods' anger and her peoples' superstitions.<br /><br />Determined to find a solution, Kai and the Sunburner Prince Hiro embark on an extraordinary and dangerous journey to discover the true cause of the plagues. What they find is an ancient enemy determined to plunge their world into eternal darkness 鈥?and one desperate chance to save it. <br /><br /><h3>Starburner-Book Three</h3><br />All Princess Rika wants is to be a moonburner like her mother, but her powers are nowhere to be found. When a fleet of dark ships appears on the horizon, Rika is convinced this is the perfect opportunity to force her magic to manifest. But the ships bring more than Rika bargained for鈥攁n invasion of soul-eating monsters intent on consuming all she holds dear.<br /><br />Overwhelmed and outmatched, Rika finds an unlikely ally in Vikal鈥攁 dangerous man enslaved to the monsters that killed his family and ravaged his homeland. Thrown together in a desperate attempt to evade the soul-eaters, they begin to realize they have more in common than they ever thought possible. Alone, their lands and people are doomed to fall to the encroaching darkness. But together, they have a prayer of a chance to save their worlds. And to find something more in the process.<br /><br /><h3>Burning Fate-Prequel Novella</h3><br />Azura, heir to the throne of Miina, is resigned to her fate. She must marry her mortal enemy in the hopes of ending a centuries-long war. But when a handsome and enticing stranger appears on the horizon, she is swept up in an illicit but undeniable romance. <br /><br /><h2>Over 2 million Kindle Unlimited pages read! 150+ Five star reviews! The Moonburner Cycle is a sweeping coming-of-age fantasy perfect for fans of Sabaa Tahir, Alison Goodman, JC Kang, and Elise Kova.</h2>
The Crafter's Dilemma: A Dungeon Core Novel (Dungeon Crafting Boo...
by Jonathan Brooks

Language

English

Pages

437

Publication Date

January 30, 2020

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After narrowly surviving an invasion of her dungeon by some seriously dangerous Elves, Sandra needs to recover from having all of her defending constructs destroyed in the process. With the bulk of her forces lost while shattering the Core of a Reptile Classification dungeon, the merchant-turned-Dungeon Core is feeling a little vulnerable.<br /><br />Luckily, she has Violet, a Gnome Apprentice Enchanter, to help her get things back to normal. With Felbar, another Gnome that has decades of experience culling Dungeon Monsters, and Echo, an Elf that mistakenly got tangled up with Sandra and her dungeon, now awake from their Visitor Bond-induced comas, she can finally work on improving her relationship with the Gnomes and Elves by providing them with much-needed supplies.<br /><br />Unfortunately, during her time of recovery and looking into crafting new things with her recent access to Enchanting, she neglected to keep an eye on the dungeons around her Area of Influence. With the Gnomes no longer there to cull the Undead Classification dungeon near their destroyed village, Sandra scrambles to get ahead of its rapid expansion 鈥?and potential threat to the Dwarves to the north.<br /><br />But even if she manages to destroy the Undead Classification Core, should she stop there? Now that is quite the dilemma鈥?lt;br /><br />This Dungeon Core story contains LitRPG/GameLit elements such as statistics and leveling and a heavy crafting emphasis. No profanity and no harems.<br />
On Writing Well, 30th Anniversary Edition: An Informal Guide to W...
by William Zinsser

Language

English

Pages

334

Publication Date

September 11, 2012

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<p><em>On Writing Well</em> has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity and the warmth of its style. It is a book for everybody who wants to learn how to write or who needs to do some writing to get through the day, as almost everybody does in the age of e-mail and the Internet. Whether you want to write about people or places, science and technology, business, sports, the arts or about yourself in the increasingly popular memoir genre, <em>On Writing Well</em> offers you fundamental priciples as well as the insights of a distinguished writer and teacher. With more than a million copies sole, this volume has stood the test of time and remains a valuable resource for writers and would-be writers.</p>
Survivors Club: The True Story of a Very Young Prisoner of Auschw...
by , Debbie Bornstein Holins...

Language

English

Pages

367

Publication Date

March 07, 2017

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<p><b>A <i>New York Times </i>bestseller</b></p><p>鈥淏oth moving and memorable, combining the emotional resolve of a memoir with the rhythm of a novel.鈥?鈥?lt;i>New York Times Book Review</i></p><p>In 1945, in a now-famous piece of World War II archival footage, four-year-old Michael Bornstein was filmed by Soviet soldiers as he was carried out of Auschwitz in his grandmother鈥檚 arms. <i>Survivors Club</i> tells the unforgettable story of how a father鈥檚 courageous wit, a mother鈥檚 fierce love, and one perfectly timed illness saved his life, and how others in his family from Zarki, Poland, dodged death at the hands of the Nazis time and again with incredible deftness. Working from his own recollections as well as extensive interviews with relatives and survivors who knew the family, Michael relates his inspirational Holocaust survival story with the help of his daughter, Debbie Bornstein Holinstat. Shocking, heartbreaking, and ultimately uplifting, this narrative nonfiction offers an indelible depiction of what happened to one Polish village in the wake of the German invasion in 1939.</p><p>This thoroughly-researched and documented book can be worked into multiple aspects of the common core curriculum.</p><p><b>A New York City Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens</b></p>
The Call of the Wild [with Biographical Introduction] (yourbooks)
by Jack London

Language

English

Pages

54

Publication Date

February 18, 2020

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"The Call of the Wild" is considered to be one Jack London's greatest novels. During the Yukon Gold Rush of the late 19th century London traveled there to strike it rich. While he didn't find any gold he came away with the experiences that would inspire some of his greatest writing. "The Call of the Wild", one of the greatest examples of this inspiration, is an exciting tale of adventure set in the great frozen north of the Yukon wilderness.
Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 11th Edition
by Merriam-Webster

Language

English

Pages

1664

Publication Date

June 12, 2009

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You can set this dictionary as your default Kindle dictionary and look up words while reading. The default setting is The New Oxford American Dictionary included on your Kindle, but you have the option to change your default setting to this compatible dictionary after purchase. <br /><br /><br /><br />America鈥檚 Best-Selling Dictionary defines the current, active vocabulary of American English! Features more than 225,000 definitions and over 42,000 usage examples to clarify meaning. Newly added words and meanings across a variety of fields including technology, entertainment, health, science, and society. New words include hashtag, steampunk, digital divide, fracking, and fist pump. <br /><br /><br /><br />Special sections include A Handbook of Style, Foreign Words & Phrases, Biographical Names, and Geographical Names.<br /><br /><br /><br />Over 60 million copies of Merriam-Webster鈥檚 Collegiate Dictionary have been sold since its initial publication in 1898.
My Side of the Mountain
by Jean Craighead George

Language

English

Pages

189

Publication Date

May 21, 2001

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"Should appeal to all rugged individualists who dream of escape to the forest."<b>鈥?lt;/b><i><b>The New York Times Book Review</b></i><br /><br /> Sam Gribley is terribly unhappy living in New York City with his family, so he runs away to the Catskill Mountains to live in the woods鈥攁ll by himself. With only a penknife, a ball of cord, forty dollars, and some flint and steel, he intends to survive on his own. Sam learns about courage, danger, and independence during his year in the wilderness, a year that changes his life forever.<p>聽</p><p>聽鈥淎n extraordinary book . . . It will be read year after year.鈥?lt;br /> <b>鈥?lt;i>The Horn Book</i></b></p>
The Secret Library: A New Keeper
by J. C. Gilbert

Language

English

Pages

262

Publication Date

May 22, 2019

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<strong>All libraries are magical. Some libraries are more magical than others.</strong><br /><br />For Alex Reed, the world is an awkward place and books are her only escape. But when she is selected by a mysterious library to be its new Keeper she discovers that some books are not for the faint-hearted.<br /><br />Now Alex must balance her new adventures through the pages with the incomparable obstacles of being an anxiety-riddled teenager. All this might be completely doable, if only Hank would do as he was told.<br /><br /><strong>Book One of The Secret Library Series.</strong>
The 57 Bus: A True Story of Two Teenagers and the Crime That Chan...
by Dashka Slater

Language

English

Pages

308

Publication Date

October 17, 2017

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<p>One teenager in a skirt. <br />One teenager with a lighter.<br />One moment that changes both of their lives forever. </p><p>If it weren鈥檛 for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment. </p><p><i>The 57 Bus </i>is Dashka Slater's true account of the case that garnered international attention and thrust both teenagers into the spotlight.</p>

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