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Anthill: A Novel

Anthill: A Novel

Anthill: A Novel

Author: ,

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Isbn 10: 9780393063202

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 336

Number of Views: 1893

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The two-time Pulitzer Prize–winning biologist delivers "an astonishing literary achievement" (Anthony Gottlieb, The Economist). Winner of the 2010 Heartland Prize, Anthill follows the thrilling adventures of a modern-day Huck Finn, enthralled with the "strange, beautiful, and elegant" world of his native Nokobee County. But as developers begin to threaten the endangered marshlands around which he lives, the book’s hero decides to take decisive action. Edward O. Wilson—the world’s greatest living biologist—elegantly balances glimpses of science with the gripping saga of a boy determined to save the world from its most savage ecological predator: man himself.


The Anthill

The Anthill

The Anthill

Author: Julianne Pachico

Publisher: Bond Street Books

Isbn 10: 0385694814

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 304

Number of Views: 1101

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A wildly original blend of social horror and razor-sharp satire, The Anthill is a searing exploration of privilege, racism and redemption in the Instagram age. In the end, it's much easier to not look at the screaming feeling. To not examine it. Better to just keep on rushing on. . . . Lina has come home to the country of her childhood. Sent away from Colombia to England after her mother's death twenty years before, she's searching for the one person who can tell her about their shared past. She's never forgotten Matty--her childhood friend and protector who now runs The Anthill, a daycare refuge for the street kids of Medellín. Lina begins volunteering there, but her reunion with Matty is not what she hoped for. She no longer recognizes Medellín, now rebranded as a tourist destination, nor the person Matty has become: a guarded man uninterested in reliving the past she thought they both cherished. As Lina begins to confront her memories and the country's traumatic history, strange happenings start taking place at The Anthill: something is violently scratching at the inside of the closet door, the kids are drawing unsettling pictures, and there are mysterious sightings of a small, dirty boy with pointy teeth. Is this a vision of the boy Lina once knew, or something more sinister? Did she bring these disturbances with her? And what will her search for atonement cost Matty? A visceral, hallucinatory ride by an author who has been called "blunt, fresh and unsentimental" (The New York Times Book Review) and "remarkably inventive" (The Atlantic), The Anthill is a ghost story unlike any other, a meditation on healing--for both a person and a country--in the wake of horror.


Anthill Economics

Anthill Economics

Anthill Economics

Author: Nathanial Gronewold

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Isbn 10: 1633886530

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 1263

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Does modern economic theory violate the basic laws of nature and physics? That is the question that award-winning environmental and energy writer Nathanial Gronewold sets out to answer in Anthill Economics. Drawing from the nascent field of biophysical economics, Anthill Economics puts forth a radical new way of thinking: as 21st-century citizens, the global economy truly is our human ecosystem. It is where raw materials are sourced, goods are supplied, energy is converted, and capital is exchanged. Shouldn't it stand to reason that the same principles that affect animal ecosystems (like population density, habitation patterns, and energy return on investment) similarly apply to our –albeit more complex –human ecosystem, too? With an innovative and cross-disciplinary approach, Gronewold draws comparisons from both the animal kingdom and the atomic world. The rollercoaster-like rise and fall of the caribou population on a remote island can teach us about resource allocation. The behavior of squirrels gathering nuts is a lesson in energy return on investment. Could the high unemployment rates of anthill colonies shed light on problems with the human job market? And, will global warming change these patterns for humans and insects alike? Furthermore, if certain laws of physics can be used to explain the distribution of energy in a complex physical system, could these same laws also explain the distribution of money in a complex economic system as well? This clearly written book full of illuminating ecological analogies provides a more complete understanding of human commerce shaped by the rules of nature and laws of physics.


Anthill Economics

Anthill Economics

Anthill Economics

Author: Nathanial Gronewold

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Isbn 10: 1633886530

Category: Business & Economics

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 922

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Does modern economic theory violate the basic laws of nature and physics? That is the question that award-winning environmental and energy writer Nathanial Gronewold sets out to answer in Anthill Economics. Drawing from the nascent field of biophysical economics, Anthill Economics puts forth a radical new way of thinking: as 21st-century citizens, the global economy truly is our human ecosystem. It is where raw materials are sourced, goods are supplied, energy is converted, and capital is exchanged. Shouldn't it stand to reason that the same principles that affect animal ecosystems (like population density, habitation patterns, and energy return on investment) similarly apply to our –albeit more complex –human ecosystem, too? With an innovative and cross-disciplinary approach, Gronewold draws comparisons from both the animal kingdom and the atomic world. The rollercoaster-like rise and fall of the caribou population on a remote island can teach us about resource allocation. The behavior of squirrels gathering nuts is a lesson in energy return on investment. Could the high unemployment rates of anthill colonies shed light on problems with the human job market? And, will global warming change these patterns for humans and insects alike? Furthermore, if certain laws of physics can be used to explain the distribution of energy in a complex physical system, could these same laws also explain the distribution of money in a complex economic system as well? This clearly written book full of illuminating ecological analogies provides a more complete understanding of human commerce shaped by the rules of nature and laws of physics.


Anthills

Anthills

Anthills

Author: Christopher Forest

Publisher: North Star Editions, Inc.

Isbn 10: 1641851600

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Number of Pages: 32

Number of Views: 1891

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Explains the process and materials that ants use to build anthills. This book’s colorful photos, clear text, and “A Closer Look” feature highlight the engineering that makes this structure such a marvel and helps ants survive in the wild.


The Anthill Murders

The Anthill Murders

The Anthill Murders

Author: Hans Olav Lahlum

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

Isbn 10: 1509809554

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1043

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The Anthill Murders is the fifth mystery in Hans Olav Lahlum’s hugely compelling, international bestselling crime series. 1972. Across Oslo, a serial killer is hunting down young women. Each victim found strangled and with a peculiar calling-card placed upon their bodies: a cut-out picture of an ant. The first victim is a timid theology student, the next a jazz singer, followed by the heir to one of the largest fortunes in Oslo. But despite Inspector K2’s best efforts to find a link, the only thing connecting them seems to be their murder. With his assistant Patricia’s intellect put to the test, and increasing pressure from his boss as the clock ticks down to the next possible killing, K2 is in danger of losing his position as Oslo’s leading homicide detective . . .


Wish Lanterns

Wish Lanterns

Wish Lanterns

Author: Alec Ash

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Isbn 10: 1628727659

Category: History

Number of Pages: 336

Number of Views: 920

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“One of the best [books] I’ve read about the individuals who make up a country that is all too often regarded as a monolith.” —Jonathan Fenby, Financial Times If China will rule the world one day, who will rule China? There are more than 320 million Chinese between the ages of sixteen and thirty. Children of the one-child policy, born after Mao, with no memory of the Tiananmen Square massacre, they are the first net native generation to come of age in a market-driven, more international China. Their experiences and aspirations were formed in a radically different country from the one that shaped their elders, and their lives will decide the future of their nation and its place in the world. Wish Lanterns offers a deep dive into the life stories of six young Chinese. Dahai is a military child, netizen, and self-styled loser. Xiaoxiao is a hipster from the freezing north. “Fred,” born on the tropical southern island of Hainan, is the daughter of a Party official, while Lucifer is a would-be international rock star. Snail is a country boy and Internet gaming addict, and Mia is a fashionista rebel from far west Xinjiang. Following them as they grow up, go to college, find work and love, all the while navigating the pressure of their parents and society, Wish Lanterns paints a vivid portrait of Chinese youth culture and of a millennial generation whose struggles and dreams reflect the larger issues confronting China today.


City

City

City

Author: Clifford D. Simak

Publisher: Gateway

Isbn 10: 0575105240

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 256

Number of Views: 1907

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On a far future Earth, mankind's achievements are immense: artificially intelligent robots, genetically uplifted animals, interplanetary travel, genetic modification of the human form itself. But nothing comes without a cost. Humanity is tired, its vigour all but gone. Society is breaking down into smaller communities, dispersing into the countryside and abandoning the great cities of the world. As the human race dwindles and declines, which of its great creations will inherit the Earth? And which will claim the stars?


Armor

Armor

Armor

Author: John Steakley

Publisher: Penguin

Isbn 10: 1101664290

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 432

Number of Views: 1714

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The military sci-fi classic of courage on a dangerous alien planet The planet is called Banshee. The air is unbreathable, the water is poisonous. It is home to the most implacable enemies that humanity, in all its interstellar expansion, has ever encountered. Body armor has been devised for the commando forces that are to be dropped on Banshee—the culmination of ten thousand years of the armorers’ craft. A trooper in this armor is a one-man, atomic powered battle fortress. But he will have to fight a nearly endless horde of berserk, hard-shelled monsters—the fighting arm of a species which uses biological technology to design perfect, mindless war minions. Felix is a scout in A-team Two. Highly competent, he is the sole survivor of mission after mission. Yet he is a man consumed by fear and hatred. And he is protected, not only by his custom-fitted body armor, but by an odd being which seems to live within him, a cold killing machine he calls “The Engine.” This is Felix’s story—a story of the horror, the courage, and the aftermath of combat, and the story, too, of how strength of spirit can be the greatest armor of all.


Stubborn Archivist

Stubborn Archivist

Stubborn Archivist

Author: Yara Rodrigues Fowler

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Isbn 10: 0358007062

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 416

Number of Views: 926

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“I read Stubborn Archivist in a ravenous gulp. It’s stunning: so articulate about what it means to live between two languages and countries, tenderly unraveling the knots of unbelonging.” —Olivia Laing, author of TheLonely City and Crudo For fans of Chemistry and Normal People: A mesmerizing and witty debut novel about a young woman growing up between two disparate cultures, and the singular identity she finds along the way But where are you really from? When your mother considers another country home, it’s hard to know where you belong. When the people you live among can’t pronounce your name, it’s hard to know exactly who you are. And when your body no longer feels like your own, it’s hard to understand your place in the world. In Stubborn Archivist, a young British Brazilian woman from South London navigates growing up between two cultures and into a fuller understanding of her body, relying on signposts such as history, family conversation, and the eyes of the women who have shaped her—her mother, grandmother, and aunt. Our stubborn archivist takes us through first love and loss, losing and finding home, trauma and healing, and various awakenings of sexuality and identity. Shot through the novel are the narrator's trips to Brazil, sometimes alone, often with family, where she accesses a different side of herself—one, she begins to realize, that is as much of who she is as anything else. A hypnotic and bold debut, Stubborn Archivist is as singular as its narrator; a novel you won't soon forget.


Ant Hill #17

Ant Hill #17

Ant Hill #17

Author: Nigel Carrington,Starrskills Comics

Publisher: Starrskill Studios

Isbn 10:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Number of Pages: 16

Number of Views: 711

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The story of Ant Hill continues as Fhoalan and Kerry’s only child becomes an important weapon in Queens Maulishant’s Project Infinity plan to destroy mankind. Which ushers in a new, mysterious, grim Villain.


Anthills of the Savannah

Anthills of the Savannah

Anthills of the Savannah

Author: Chinua Achebe

Publisher: Penguin UK

Isbn 10: 014190674X

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 1703

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'[The writer] in whose company the prison walls fell down' - Nelson Mandela. After a long silence Achebe published in 1987 what many see as his greatest work - an acrid, frightening look at oil-boom Nigeria, a world of robberies, road blocks and intimidation in which those who are meant to be protecting a country's citizens are in reality supervising the looting.


Modernism and Cosmology

Modernism and Cosmology

Modernism and Cosmology

Author: K. Ebury

Publisher: Springer

Isbn 10: 1137393750

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 210

Number of Views: 1559

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Through examining the work of W. B. Yeats, James Joyce, and Samuel Beckett, Katherine Ebury shows cosmology had a considerable impact on modernist creative strategies, developing alternative reading models of difficult texts such as Finnegans Wake and 'The Trilogy'.


STORIES FROM PANCHTANTRA-(PB)      

STORIES FROM PANCHTANTRA-(PB)      

STORIES FROM PANCHTANTRA-(PB)      

Author: BPI

Publisher: BPI Publishing

Isbn 10: 9351215059

Category: Reference

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 503

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STORIES FROM PANCHTANTRA-(PB)


INDIAN FAIRY TALES

INDIAN FAIRY TALES

INDIAN FAIRY TALES

Author: Various

Publisher: Abela Publishing Ltd

Isbn 10: 1907256237

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 290

Number of Views: 1115

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Soils and national characters differ, but fairy tales are often the same in plot and incidents, if not in style. Most of the 27 illustrated tales in this volume of Indian fairy tales are known in the West in some form or other; how can we account for their simultaneous existence in both Europe and Asia? In this volume we find stories about Punchkin, the evil magician, and the quaint myth: "How Sun, Moon, and Wind went out to Dinner," the magic fiddle, the broken pot, the tiger, the Brahman, the Jackal, and more. In short, Jacobs has made this book a representative collection of all the fairy tales of India. Some have declared that India is the home of the fairy tale, and that all European fairy tales have been brought from thence by crusaders, Mongol missionaries, Gypsies, Jews, traders, and many other travellers. After all, India is on one branch of the fabled Silk and Spice Routes, over which Europeans and Asians have been travelling for several millennia. We should be prepared, within certain limits, to hold a brief for India. The common fairy stories of the children of Europe, which form a greater part of their stories as a whole, are derived from Indian tales. In particular, the majority of the Drolls, or comic tales and jingles, can be traced without much difficulty back to the Indian peninsula. To assemble this volume, Jacobs has selected the best from the Jatakas, the Bidpai, the Tales of the Sun, the Baluchi folk-tales, and the folk-tales of Kashmir. It is only a further proof that fairy tales are something more than Celtic or Hindoo-they are human. So curl up with a sliver of the Indian sub-continent and lose yourself in a culture and lifestyle of the ancient, Eastern past. Part of a Social Enterprise Program 33% of the net profit from the sale of this book will be donated to organisations, charities and schools around the world.


Chemistry and Pharmacology

Chemistry and Pharmacology

Chemistry and Pharmacology

Author: ,

Publisher: Academic Press

Isbn 10: 9780080865713

Category: Medical

Number of Pages: 381

Number of Views: 1996

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Internationally acclaimed for more than forty years, this serial, founded by the late Professor R.H.F. Manske, continues to provide outstanding coverage of the rapidly expanding field of the chemotaxonomy, structureelucidation, synthesis, biosynthesis, and biology of all classes of alkaloids from higher and lower plants, marine organisms, or various terrestrial animals. Each volume provides, through its distinguished authors, up-to-date and detailed coverage of particular classes or sources of alkaloids. Over the years, this series has become the standard in natural product chemistry to which all other book series aspire. The Alkaloids: Chemistry and Pharmacology endures as an essential reference for all natural product chemists and biologists who have an interest in alkaloids, their diversity, and their unique biological profile. Indispensible reference work written by leading experts in the field Provides up-to-date, timely reviews on compounds and classes of great interest Covers synthesis, biosynthesis, biology, as well as isolation and structure elucidation An essential research tool for anyone working with alkaloids from a chemical or biological perspective


English / Russian Dictionary

English / Russian Dictionary

English / Russian Dictionary

Author: Joseph D. Lesser

Publisher: Joseph D. Lesser

Isbn 10:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Number of Pages: 2500

Number of Views: 558

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This practical dictionary of the Russian language contains over 75,000 entries in a concise, easy-to-use format. The direction of the translation is from English to Russian. It offers a broad vocabulary from all areas as well as numerous idioms for holidays or for use as a classic reference work.


VC-Foundation-C04-Sem2

VC-Foundation-C04-Sem2

VC-Foundation-C04-Sem2

Author: Abha Sehgal, Sandra D'Souza, Saroja Sundararajan and Jayanthi Ravi

Publisher: New Saraswati House India Pvt Ltd

Isbn 10: 935272982X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1844

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VC-Foundation-C04-Sem2


Kangaroo

Kangaroo

Kangaroo

Author: D. H. Lawrence

Publisher: Text Publishing

Isbn 10: 1925774090

Category: Fiction

Number of Pages: 496

Number of Views: 1437

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A landmark D. H. Lawrence novel, considered to be among the best writing about Australia.


Revised MTB Grade 1 Term 6

Revised MTB Grade 1 Term 6

Revised MTB Grade 1 Term 6

Author: Renu Anand & Anjali Chaudhry

Publisher: S. Chand Publishing

Isbn 10:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 439

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