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 forever.

Author: Hank Green

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147322425X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The hugely anticipated sequel to Hank Green's #1 New York Times bestselling debut novel, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing The statutes disappeared the same way they appeared, in an instant. While they were on Earth, they caused confusion and destruction without ever lifting a finger. Well, that's not exactly true. Part of their impact was the untimely death of April May: a young woman who stumbled into their path and named them the Carls, gaining viral fame and putting herself in the middle of an avalanche of conspiracy theories. Now, the world is as confused as ever. Andy has picked up April's mantle of fame, speaking at conferences and online about the world post-Carls; Maya, ravaged by grief, begins to follow a string of mysteries that she is convinced will lead her to April; and Miranda infiltrates a new scientific operation . . . one that might have repercussions beyond anyone's comprehension. As they each get further down their own paths, a series of clues arrive - mysterious books that seem to predict the future and control the actions of their readers - which seem to suggest April may be very much alive . . . But there's a new threat. A growing force that wants to control our reality. 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 forever.

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 . Yet God would have to be ...

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.

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 to be ...

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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 security guy who
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Author: Mike Hoyt

Publisher: Melville House Pub

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 187

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The world's best known reporters tell the story of what really happened in Iraq in a gripping and gritty narrative history of the war. Included are contributions from fifty international journalists, including Dexter Filkins, the New York Times correspondent who won widespread praise for his coverage of Fallujah; Rajiv Chandrassekaran, author of Imperial Life in the Emerald City; Anthony Shadid of The Washington Post, who won the Pulitzer Prize for his war coverage; Richard Engel of NBC; Anne Garrels of NPR, and other star reporters from both the print and broadcast world, not to mention their translators, photo journalists, and a military reporter. All come together to discuss the war from its beginning on, and they hold back nothing on the violence they faced—Farnaz Fassihi of The Wall Street Journal talks about her near–kidnapping by "five men with AK–47s" chasing her car ("I kept thinking, 'This is it.'") Nor do they hold back discussing how this impacted their work—British reporter Patrick Cockburn of The Independent notes that "One had to spend an enormous amount of time thinking about one's own security," and NPR reporter Deborah Amos observes that it was even more complicated for women: "As time went on we had to dress as Iraqi women, in the most conservative costumes Iraqi women would wear." But perhaps the most fascinating—and chilling—observation is that most saw a disaster in Iraq unfolding long before they were allowed to report it. As Jon Lee Anderson of The New Yorker puts it, various governmental authorities and the media's own fears combined "to keep bad news away from the public," an observation supported by over 21 stunning, full–color photographs—many of which have never been published before due to such censorship. Collected by the editors of America's most prestigious media monitor, the Columbia Journalism Review, such revelations make Reporting Iraq a fascinating and unique look at the war, as well as an important critique of international press coverage.

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 States ...

Author: Canada. Parliament. Senate

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Establish a National Wildlife Recreation Area in the Minnesota Valley

I think one of the unique things in looking at the map of the area is that even
though industry hasn ' t been greatly mentioned here , a part of the planning
process was to see that these ... Mr . Hemphill , it ' s an absolutely remarkable
place .

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Commerce. Subcommittee on the Environment

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Category: Government publications

Page: 74

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The Parliamentary Debates Authorized Edition

It is a most I say that I hold that there is absolutely remarkable fact that the
Government nothing within reasonable limits ... remarkable thing that the two so
because you have not ventured to people placed in the greatest peril were
challenge it .

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

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The Parliamentary Debates

It is a most I say that I hold that there is absolutely remarkable fact that the
Government nothing within reasonable limits ... remarkable thing that the two so
because you have not ventured to people placed in the greatest peril were
challenge it .

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

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Hansard s Parliamentary Debates

It is a most I say that I hold that there is absolutely remarkable fact that the
Government nothing within reasonable limits ... remarkable thing that the two so
because you hare not ventured to people placed in the greatest peril were
challenge it .

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Press On Selected Works of General Donn A Starry Volume 2 September 2009

So I think we were blessed , absolutely blessed , with a group of people , each
one of whom was competent in his own right , but ... The President , God bless
him , because of his background as a diplomat , CIA , and so on , has an absolute
remarkable ability to be able to deal with this ... So , from that level - can you think
of trying to run this thing with a Bud McFarland as a National Security Advisor , or
a ...

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The Gospel in All Lands

The remarkable thing is that such a work has had its best initial beginnings just "
where the false teachings crept in to corrupt and pervert the true ... The
missionaries rightly demanded an absolute abandonment of heathenism for the
Gospel.

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The Lyrical Drama

piece of music possesses an absolutely religious , and such another piece an
absolutely dramatic , character . ... Indeed , the remarkable thing in the Requiem
is not that it is like , but that it is often so very unlike , the music Signor Verdi has ...

Author: Henry Sutherland Edwards

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Daily Living God s Presence Devotional

It is a remarkable thing; that The Lord Jesus being absolutely sinless, all
righteous and holy died in our place; took upon Himself all our sins with all of the
required penalties, and we made as though we had never ever sinned. He bore
our ...

Author: Michele M. Gayle

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496923650

Category: Religion

Page: 136

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Life will happen to every one of us, there will come hardship, trials and tests. There is that particular test that will wear you down to the point of giving up, and you regret the day you were born, a day much like Job had, or even like that of Elijah. It does not matter who you are, what office you hold, how powerful and strong you may be, or even which denomination or religion you belong to. We all will come to the place where we need to be encouraged; where we wish somebody would pour some courage in; or come along side and walk us through the darkness and the uncertainties. This devotional is design to do just that; put courage into you and to walk you through your season of tests. It is structured to encourage, strengthen, and revive you, that you will come through your particular difficulty without set –back or loss, you will come out on top, and all the better for what you have gone through.

Tragedies in New Zealand in 1868 and 1881

Now comes this remarkable statement— “ On the personal matter I mentioned I
have also had my recollection of it confirmed . ... That is a statement so startling
that either some one must have stated something that was absolutely untrue , or
some person has stated something which was most monstrously exaggerated ;
and the remarkable thing is that Sir Arthur Gordon pledges himself that the
bishop said ...

Author: George William Rusden

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Category: Libel and slander

Page: 284

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Reports of legal proceedings in the case of Bryce vs. Rusden for libel.

Barrister

... too weak to do the right thing . In an absolutely remarkable decision they found
that there was a rational relationship between the heightened process they put
gay people through and a legitimate state interest protecting security clearances .

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In Pursuit of Equality

Judges in the Ninth Circuit Coun of Appeals recently upheld the sc . curity
clearance policy because they were either too homophobic or too weak to do the
right thing . In an absolutely remarkable de cision they found that there was a
rational ...

Author: King County Bar Association (Wash.)

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Category: Discrimination in education

Page: 77

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The Outlook

for the production of the correct thing . The essential An absolutely remarkable
first novel this , both in matter and in manner . point however is to raise a laugh by
burlesquing the manThe author may be new to her work , but nerisms of some ...

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Hearings

The CHAIRMAN . The certificate of the State of Indiana to an electoral
commission would be an absolutely binding thing . Mr . Sisson . ... There is a
remarkable thing in the history of these last two amendments . Do you know that
every State in ...

Author: United States. 61st Congress, 1909-1911. House. [from old catalog]

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