An Absolutely Remarkable Thing

THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Sparkling with mystery, humor and the uncanny, this is a fun read.

Author: Hank Green

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524743453

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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THE INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Sparkling with mystery, humor and the uncanny, this is a fun read. But beneath its effervescent tone, more complex themes are at play.” —San Francisco Chronicle In his wildly entertaining debut novel, Hank Green—cocreator of Crash Course, Vlogbrothers, and SciShow—spins a sweeping, cinematic tale about a young woman who becomes an overnight celebrity before realizing she's part of something bigger, and stranger, than anyone could have possibly imagined. The Carls just appeared. Roaming through New York City at three a.m., twenty-three-year-old April May stumbles across a giant sculpture. Delighted by its appearance and craftsmanship—like a ten-foot-tall Transformer wearing a suit of samurai armor—April and her best friend, Andy, make a video with it, which Andy uploads to YouTube. The next day, April wakes up to a viral video and a new life. News quickly spreads that there are Carls in dozens of cities around the world—from Beijing to Buenos Aires—and April, as their first documentarian, finds herself at the center of an intense international media spotlight. Seizing the opportunity to make her mark on the world, April now has to deal with the consequences her new particular brand of fame has on her relationships, her safety, and her own identity. And all eyes are on April to figure out not just what the Carls are, but what they want from us. Compulsively entertaining and powerfully relevant, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing grapples with big themes, including how the social internet is changing fame, rhetoric, and radicalization; how our culture deals with fear and uncertainty; and how vilification and adoration spring for the same dehumanization that follows a life in the public eye. The beginning of an exciting fiction career, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is a bold and insightful novel of now.


A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor

Did the Carls ever really leave us, and what happens if they're here to stay? A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor is a bold and brilliant conclusion that asks whether anyone has the right to change the world.

Author: Hank Green

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147322425X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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'A raucous, boldly inventive tale' BOOKLIST 'Provides a "Black Mirror"-like warning of new technology without the heavy feeling of dread' USA TODAY The magnificent sequel to Hank Green's #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing The statues disappeared in an instant. While they were on Earth, they caused confusion and destruction without ever lifting a finger. They also contributed to the untimely death of April May: a young woman who stumbled into their path, naming them the Carls and gaining viral fame in an avalanche of conspiracy theories. When April's friends try to carry on with their lives, a series of clues arrive - mysterious books that seem to predict the future - and which also seem to suggest April may be very much alive . . . But there's a bigger mystery to solve. Did the Carls ever really leave us, and what happens if they're here to stay? A Beautifully Foolish Endeavor is a bold and brilliant conclusion that asks whether anyone has the right to change the world.

The Six Ways of Atheism

So it would indeed be an absolutely remarkable thing if there was an omnipotent entity and that same entity was also by nature morally the best entity among the millions upon millions of entities that have existed .

Author: Geoffrey Berg

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ISBN: 9780954395667

Category: Atheism

Page: 175

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Geoffrey Berg, a graduate of Cambridge University, England, believes the case for atheism has never been put in as forceful and logically cogent a way as it merits, least of all by the great philosophers. In this book he sets out to remedy that by strengthening some traditional atheistic arguments and by initiating some new logical arguments for atheism. Geoffrey Berg develops six simple completely logical arguments in clear language that practically everybody can understand in a way that has never been done before to prove that belief in God is not merely unsupported by Logic but is actually contrary to Logic. This is a groundbreaking book because it is probably the first attempt by a single author that devotes an entire book to absolutely disproving the existence of God, all the time matching verbal arguments with strictly logical formulations of the argument. It aims to crystallize the case for atheism in a way that has not been done before. It is likely in retrospect to be seen as a landmark book because some of the novel arguments in this book are likely to be used hereafter by people around the world.

Military Heroes Bundle A Soldier s Homecoming A Soldier s Redemption Danger in the Desert Strangers When We Meet Grayson s Surrender Taking Cover

“Thisis remarkable,” she said. “Absolutely remarkable.” He thought the only truly remarkable thing wasthatthis woman,who had never seenhim before, was soready to accept him and takehim in.

Author: Rachel Lee

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474008313

Category: Fiction

Page: 1200

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A sexy, adventure-filled collection featuring daring military heroes and the women they'd die for! New York Times bestselling author Rachel Lee

The Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law

It's just an absolutely remarkable thing — while it's very important to know who the terrorists are , it's not quite so important to know if they are armed . I mean it's just absolutely ludicrous . It is akin to the thing going on where ...

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Reporting Iraq

And it was an absolutely remarkable thing because it was so unrestrained . That morning we'd gone in thinking , “ This is it , this is the end of the Iraqi regime , this is the dawn of a new age . " By sundown that day , we had a ...

Author: Mike Hoyt

Publisher: Melville House Pub

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Category: History

Page: 191

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A new history of the Iraq war and the way it was reported, including contributions from forty-four reporters, photographers, translators, editors, and stringers from around the world. Rich with anecdote and illustrated with color photographs--including many never before published in U.S. newspapers--Reporting Iraq is a major event.--Cover.

Resource sharing and information networks

When you think over the complexity of those standards and the kinds of participation that was necessary to bring them into being , it's an absolutely remarkable thing to me that it has happened at all . That's a national role that needs ...

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Transcendental Metaphysics

But he does not expose some of their serious shortcomings : for instance , how absolutisms fail in their ( competing ) exclusive powers , and how it would be an absolutely remarkable thing if any of them were to fix logic in a unique ...

Author: Richard Sylvan

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 525

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Richard Sylvan died suddenly at the age of 60, when he had just completed this major text. But though this volume is the mature expression of one of our foremost modern philosophers, it remains, like all his work, pioneering, eclectic and controversial. Sylvan's theory of 'plurallism', the culmination of his life's work, is the subject of this important text. In his own characteristically provocative words, 'There is not merely a plurality of correct theories and more or less satisfactory worldviews: there is a corresponding plurality of actual worlds. Plurality penetrates deeper in full plurallism than linguistic surface or than conceptual or theoretical structure, to worlds...There is no single fact of the matter, there are facts and matters.'

Debates of the Senate Official Report Hansard

One Canadian described it as “ an absolutely remarkable thing ” with potential benefit as a tourist attraction A U.S. delegate raised another issue of concern to the to both Canada and the United States . It was agreed that the United ...

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