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

View: 353

'Adventurous, witty and compelling' Library Journal (starred review) 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. 'A raucous, boldly inventive tale' Booklist (starred review) 'A hopeful read that provides a Black Mirror-like warning of new technology without the heavy feeling of dread' USA Today


A Beautifully Foolish Endeavour

The Carls disappeared the same way they appeared, in an instant.

Author: Hank Green

Publisher: Trapeze

ISBN: 9781473224223

Category:

Page: 320

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The Carls disappeared the same way they appeared, in an instant. While they were on Earth, they caused confusion and destruction without ever lifting a finger. Part of their maelstrom was the sudden viral fame and untimely death of April May: a young woman who stumbled into Carl's path, giving them their name, becoming their advocate, and putting herself in the middle of an avalanche of conspiracy theories

Narratives Nerdfighters and New Media

... about stuff that not many people in my real life get excited about. ... for Alaska or An Absolutely Remarkable Thing or view a Vlogbrothers video ...

Author: Jennifer Burek Pierce

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 160938718X

Category: Social Science

Page: 229

View: 456

For decades, we’ve been warned that video killed the radio star, and, more recently, that social media has replaced reading. Nerdfighteria, a first-of-its-kind online literary community with nearly three million members, challenges these assumptions. It is the brainchild of brothers Hank and John Green, who provide literary themed programming on their website and YouTube channel, including video clips from John, a best-selling author most famous for his young adult book, The Fault in Our Stars. These clips not only give fans personal insights into his works and the writing process writ large, they also provide unique access to the author, inspiring fans to create their own fan art and make connections with one another. In the twenty-first century, reading and watching videos are related activities that allow people to engage with authors and other readers. Whether they turn to The Fault in Our Stars or titles by lesser-known authors, Nerdfighters are readers. Incorporating thousands of testimonials about what they read and why, Jennifer Burek Pierce not only sheds light on this particular online community, she also reveals what it tells us about the changing nature of reading in the digital age. In Nerdfighteria, we find a community who shows us that being online doesn’t mean disinterest in books.

The Wounded Child s Journey Into Love s Embrace

THE HOLY INSTANT It is an absolutely remarkable thing that as long as I stay in this moment , I am happy . Even if I think I am unhappy , if I stay with my ...

Author: Paul Ferrini

Publisher: Paul Ferrini-Heartways Press

ISBN: 9781879159068

Category: Religion

Page: 202

View: 637

Healing the Wounded Child The wounded child cannot be kept separate from you. If s/he is in fear, you need to love the one in fear. You must be willing to feel her pain. This is a sacred journey through fear to love. You must learn to approach the child, not as a judgmental parent, but as a loving one. For only love releases the pain. Only love gently brings the darkness into the light. The process of recovery does not end until there is no one left to blame or shame, including yourself. It does not end until you can see the light behind your shadow. It is time now to take the little child into your arms and rock her and speak to her softly the words of love s/he needs to hear. Do not be afraid of her anger or her pain but remember that all s/he wants is love. and that is the only gift you can offer her.

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 ...

Author: Geoffrey Berg

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780954395667

Category: Atheism

Page: 175

View: 685

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.

Ingredients

' Daniel J. Levitin, author of Successful Aging and This is Your Brain on Music 'If you crossed Bill Nye with Stephen Colbert, you'd get George Zaidan. Ingredients is a masterful piece of science writing.

Author: George Zaidan

Publisher: Prelude Books

ISBN: 0715653989

Category: Science

Page: 336

View: 161

Cheese puffs. Coffee. Sunscreen. Vapes. Hand sanitiser. George Zaidan reveals the weird science behind everyday items that may or may not kill you, depending on whom you ask. If you want easy answers, this book is not for you. But if you’re curious which health studies to trust, what dense scientific jargon really means, and how to make better choices when it comes to food and health – dive right in! Zaidan makes chemistry more fun than potions class as he reveals exactly what science can (and can’t) tell us about the packaged ingredients we buy in the supermarket. He demystifies the ingredients of life and death – and explains how we know whether something is good or bad for you – in exquisite, hilarious detail at breakneck speed. PRAISE FOR INGREDIENTS 'If you ever thought that chemistry might be really interesting (it is), but your eyes glazed over in high school chem class, this is the book for you. George Zaidan will keep you laughing out loud as he shares the wonders of our most useful, practical science, with brilliant analogies that even an 11-year old can understand.' Daniel J. Levitin, author of Successful Aging and This is Your Brain on Music 'If you crossed Bill Nye with Stephen Colbert, you'd get George Zaidan. Ingredients is a masterful piece of science writing.' Daniel H. Pink, author of When and Drive 'Ingredients lifts the film from our eyes with humour and reassurance.' Hank Green, author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing 'At last, a book on nutrition that tries to make you understand how little we know instead of offering blanket prognostications. If instead of a simple solution, you want a guide to how to think about health, this is it.' Zach and Kelly Weinersmith, New York Times best-selling authors of Soonish 'Ingredients, is everything that should lead you to expect: funny, edgy, fascinating, dismaying, reassuring, and overall just incredibly smart.' Deborah Blum, Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Poison Squad 'You should buy Ingredients because it teaches you how to think better - like a smart, informed, and wickedly funny scientist.' Sam Kean, author of The Disappearing Spoon 'Omfg this book is FABULOUS! It's hilarious, insightful, sassy, and reassuring. A delightful roller-coaster of science communication.' Kallie Moore, Co-host of PBS Eons



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 ...

Author: Mike Hoyt

Publisher: Melville House Pub

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 191

View: 756

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.

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, ...

Author: Rachel Lee

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1474008313

Category: Fiction

Page: 1200

View: 660

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

Transcendental Metaphysics

... ( competing ) exclusive powers , and how it would be an absolutely remarkable thing if any of them were to fix logicin a unique uncontestable way .

Author: Richard Sylvan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Philosophy

Page: 525

View: 107

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.'


A Soldier s Homecoming Mills Boon Intrigue

“This is remarkable,” she said. “Absolutely remarkable.” He thought the only truly remarkable thing was that this woman, who had never seen him before, ...

Author: Rachel Lee

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 1472057783

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 220

Falling in love with Connie was never part of embittered soldier Ethan's plan. Yet the beautiful deputy and her daughter bring out his protective instincts. And as a violent element from his past emerges, Ethan's ready to risk his life to keep his new family safe.



Stronger Faster and More Beautiful

If you can dream it, you can be it. Science will make us smarter, healthier, flawless in every way. Our future is boundless. MORE BEAUTIFUL This is a story that begins tomorrow. It's a story about us. It's a story about who comes after us.

Author: Arwen Elys Dayton

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 0525580972

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

View: 369

“If you love Black Mirror, this…will send shivers down your spine.”—Teen Vogue "Appealing to fans of Black Mirror and Westworld, it’s a thrilling read that explores an exciting and terrifying near-future." —Paste "[An] extraordinary work...groundbreaking in both form and substance." —Hypable This “powerful, poignant, and action-packed” (Bustle) novel is a twisted look into the future, exploring the lengths we'll go to remake ourselves into the perfect human specimen and what it means to be human at all. The future is curious. STRONGER Today our bodies define us. We color our hair; tattoo our skin; pierce our ears, brows, noses. We lift weights, run miles, break records. We are flesh and blood and bone. FASTER Tomorrow has different rules. The future is no longer about who we are--it's about who we want to be. If you can dream it, you can be it. Science will make us smarter, healthier, flawless in every way. Our future is boundless. MORE BEAUTIFUL This is a story that begins tomorrow. It's a story about us. It's a story about who comes after us. And it's a story about perfection. Because perfection has a way of getting ugly. A WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST SCIENCE FICTION BOOK OF 2018 A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF 2018 5 STARRED REVIEWS! "A deep and suddenly necessary exploration of the beautiful and terrible futures we face. Every story leaves you desperate for more. Somehow, the further from today Dayton travels, the more real it becomes." --Hank Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of An Absolutely Remarkable Thing "An alternately charming and horrifying exploration of what it means to be human and how far we'll go in pursuit of personal and societal 'perfection.' I devoured this book." --Kiersten White, New York Times bestselling author of And I Darken and The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein

The Parliamentary Debates

It is a most I say that I hold that there is absolutely remarkable fact ... and the more is a most remarkable thing that the two so because you have not ...

Author: Great Britain. Parliament

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Great Britain

Page:

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