Finish This Book

Author: Keri Smith
Publisher: Particular Books
ISBN: 1846145201
Release Date: 2011
Genre:

From author of Wreck this Journal, Keri Smith's Finish this Book is a creative adventure where the reader is the main character - and the author. Dear Reader, One dark and stormy night, I found some strange scattered pages abandoned in a park... I collected and assembled them, trying to solve the mystery of this unexpected discovery, and I am now passing the task on to you. Your mission is to become the new author of this work. You will continue the research and provide the content. In order to complete the task, you will have to undergo some secret intelligence training, which I have included in this volume. Since no one knows what lies ahead, please proceed with caution, but know... This book does not exist without you. Yours truly, Keri Smith Bestselling author Keri Smith is a freelance illustrator by trade, and has illustrated for the Washington Post, The New York Times, Ford Motor Company, People, The Body Shop and Hallmark. She is the author of Wreck This Journal, How To Be An Explorer of the World and Mess. She lives in Canada.

Life Start to Finish

Author: Robert Todd
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 9781504302241
Release Date: 2016-05-11
Genre: Self-Help

There are many questions to which people want to know the answer, sometimes out of curiosity and other times necessity—questions like these: Why do I seem to have so many problems at this time? What is life all about? Is there any purpose to this earth? Why am I here? Why do I have certain habits, phobias, likes, or dislikes that seem to make me different from others? What am I here to learn? Does what has happened in the past have to rule my future? Do I have to learn to just cope? Is there a God? What happens when I die? Author Robert Todd seeks to answer these questions and more, offering insights on making your life more enjoyable and effective, achieving your goals, and understanding what is really happening. Through a variety of tales of his and others’ experiences, Todd offers new ideas and methods for solving your problems or answering your questions. He also provides a simple analysis technique intended to clear blockages and enable you to move forward with confidence. This self-help guide presents tales of journeys of discovery designed to help you reach your own truth by trusting the universe and opening your mind to the power of love.

By the Time You Finish This Book You Might Be Dead

Author: Aaron Zimmerman
Publisher:
ISBN: 1881471225
Release Date: 2003-12-01
Genre: Fiction

Fiction. "French philosophy forms a conceptual undercurrent for the book: the sophistic arguments of this super-sized Sartre harken back to the perverse enlightenment logic of Sade, and Zimmerman's prose sparkles when he engages Batialleian religious imagery (e.g., the 'porcine holocaust, ' or Eliot Greebee's meditations on death while floating drugged and naked upon the Atlantic). Zimmerman draws a charmingly puerile Eliot, unable to wait for a moment, philosophically unable to delay gratification, physically unable to resist consuming any potable on his person, whether candy, drugs, or alcohol. Eliot is completely determined by consumer culture and dreams in 'richer colors, deep green the color of Astroturf, purple like grape Bubble-Yum, orange like Orange Crush, red like Hawaiian Punch'"--Review of Contemporary Fiction

Mehr als das

Author: Patrick Ness
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 9783641125158
Release Date: 2014-03-24
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

In welcher Wirklichkeit leben wir? Ein Junge ertrinkt, verzweifelt und verlassen in seinen letzten Minuten. Er stirbt. Dann erwacht er, nackt, verletzt und durstig, aber lebendig. Wie kann das sein? Und an was für einem seltsamen, verlassenen Ort befindet er sich? Während er versucht zu verstehen, was mit ihm geschehen ist, regt sich Hoffnung bei dem Jungen. Ist das vielleicht doch noch nicht das Ende? Bietet dieses Leben vielleicht doch mehr als das?

Finish This for Me

Author: Debra S. Parker
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 9781449745189
Release Date: 2012-04
Genre: Religion

This book is a mother's journal of her son's faith as he journeyed through the hills, mountains, and valleys of his life. She had firsthand encounters that would be dear to any mother's heart. Being a nurse, she was tossed between medical science and her own faith in God. Her son's faith was that of a mustard seed, but it encouraged her to increase her faith and believe the Word of God.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 9783641104986
Release Date: 2013-09-02
Genre: History

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

The Hate U Give

Author: Angie Thomas
Publisher: cbt Verlag
ISBN: 9783641200145
Release Date: 2017-07-24
Genre: Young Adult Fiction

»Umwerfend und brillant, ein Klassiker!« Bestsellerautor John Green Die 16-jährige Starr lebt in zwei Welten: in dem verarmten Viertel, in dem sie wohnt, und in der Privatschule, an der sie fast die einzige Schwarze ist. Als Starrs bester Freund Khalil vor ihren Augen von einem Polizisten erschossen wird, rückt sie ins Zentrum der öffentlichen Aufmerksamkeit. Khalil war unbewaffnet. Bald wird landesweit über seinen Tod berichtet; viele stempeln Khalil als Gangmitglied ab, andere gehen in seinem Namen auf die Straße. Die Polizei und ein Drogenboss setzen Starr und ihre Familie unter Druck. Was geschah an jenem Abend wirklich? Die Einzige, die das beantworten kann, ist Starr. Doch ihre Antwort würde ihr Leben in Gefahr bringen...

Xcode 5 Start to Finish

Author: Fritz Anderson
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780133751024
Release Date: 2014-05-03
Genre: Computers

Use Xcode 5 to Write Great iOS and OS X Apps! Xcode 5 Start to Finish will help you use the tools in Apple’s Xcode 5 to improve productivity, write great code, and leverage the newest iOS 7 and OS X Mavericks features. Drawing on thirty years of experience developing for Apple platforms and helping others do so, Fritz Anderson shows you a complete best-practice Xcode workflow. Through three full sample projects, you’ll learn to integrate testing, source control, and other key skills into a high-efficiency process that works. Anderson shows you better ways to storyboard, instrument, build, and compile code, and helps you apply innovations ranging from Quick Look to Preview Assistant. By the time you’re finished, you’ll have the advanced Xcode skills to develop outstanding software. Coverage includes Setting breakpoints and tracing execution for active debugging Creating libraries by adding and building new targets Integrating Git or Subversion version control Creating iOS projects with MVC design Designing Core Data schemas for iOS apps Linking data models to views Designing UI views with Interface Builder Using the improved Xcode 5 Autolayout editor Improving reliability with unit testing Simplifying iOS provisioning Leveraging refactoring and continual error checking Using OS X bindings, bundles, packages, frameworks, and property lists Localizing your apps Controlling how Xcode builds source code into executables Analyzing processor and memory usage with Instruments Integrating with Mavericks Server’s sleek continuous integration system Register your book at www.informit.com/register for access to this title’s downloadable code.

Feuer im Kopf

Author: Susannah Cahalan
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783864155024
Release Date: 2013-08-09
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Susannah Cahalan ist jung, attraktiv, frisch verliebt, eine aufstrebende Journalistin – und gerät über Nacht in den schlimmsten Albtraum ihres Lebens. Innerhalb kürzester Zeit erkrankt sie schwer, leidet an Wahnvorstellungen und wird binnen weniger Wochen zum Schwerstpflegefall in der Psychiatrie. Vollgepumpt mit Medikamenten wird sie ans Bett gefesselt und vegetiert vor sich hin – dem Tod näher als dem Leben. Doch ihre Familie gibt nicht auf bis endlich der renommierte Neurologe Souhel Najjar hinzugezogen wird. Er findet heraus, dass Susannah an einer erst vor kurzem entdeckten Autoimmunerkrankung leidet, in deren Verlauf der Körper das eigene Gehirn angreift und Symptome wie Schizophrenie, Autismus und Wahnvorstellungen erzeugt. Einmal richtig diagnostiziert, sorgen die geeigneten Medikamente rasch und dauerhaft für Genesung und Susannah gewinnt ihr Leben zurück. Ihre Schilderung des Leidensweges ist eine bewegende und aufregende Geschichte über Familie, Liebe, Hoffnung und darüber, wie sich ein perfektes Leben innerhalb kürzester Zeit in eine Katastrophe verwandeln kann. Ein fesselndes Buch, das man nicht aus der Hand legen kann, bis die letzte Seite verschlungen ist.

SOUL FEDERATION

Author: Toshio Suzuki
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781450026666
Release Date: 2010-04-30
Genre: Science

The basic topic of this book is to advocate the establishment of a world federation and world government and to consider the philosophy on how we can be happy. As for the establishment of a world federation and world government, the benefits of a world federation and world government are introduced. As for the philosophy on how we can be happy, some religious thoughts are introduced. For example, an idea which improves Einstein’s theory of relativity is introduced. The Basic philosophy is that we must do good if we want to be happy. Our mission from God is to make a world where all people can live happily. These thoughts lead to the establishment of world federation and world government.

Voice and Grammatical Relations

Author: Masayoshi Shibatani
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing
ISBN: 9789027229762
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

This volume presents thirteen original papers dealing with various aspects of two related areas of research of major concern to linguists of all theoretical persuasions: voice and grammatical relations. The papers are written from typological, functional, and cognitive perspectives, and contain of a number of general studies as well as studies focusing on specific issues, and offer a wealth of data from a broad range of languages. The volume provides up-to-date discussions of an array of issues of theoretical concern, including the nature of grammatical relations, voice in agent/patient systems, the expression vs non-expression of participant roles, and personal vs impersonal passives. The papers in the volume demonstrate that investigations into the nature of voice and grammatical relations can still yield fresh theoretical and typological insights.

More Agile Testing

Author: Janet Gregory
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Professional
ISBN: 9780133749564
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Computers

Janet Gregory and Lisa Crispin pioneered the agile testing discipline with their previous work, Agile Testing. Now, in More Agile Testing, they reflect on all they’ve learned since. They address crucial emerging issues, share evolved agile practices, and cover key issues agile testers have asked to learn more about. Packed with new examples from real teams, this insightful guide offers detailed information about adapting agile testing for your environment; learning from experience and continually improving your test processes; scaling agile testing across teams; and overcoming the pitfalls of automated testing. You’ll find brand-new coverage of agile testing for the enterprise, distributed teams, mobile/embedded systems, regulated environments, data warehouse/BI systems, and DevOps practices. You’ll come away understanding • How to clarify testing activities within the team • Ways to collaborate with business experts to identify valuable features and deliver the right capabilities • How to design automated tests for superior reliability and easier maintenance • How agile team members can improve and expand their testing skills • How to plan “just enough,” balancing small increments with larger feature sets and the entire system • How to use testing to identify and mitigate risks associated with your current agile processes and to prevent defects • How to address challenges within your product or organizational context • How to perform exploratory testing using “personas” and “tours” • Exploratory testing approaches that engage the whole team, using test charters with session- and thread-based techniques • How to bring new agile testers up to speed quickly–without overwhelming them The eBook edition of More Agile Testing also is available as part of a two-eBook collection, The Agile Testing Collection (9780134190624).

Vom Gl ck des Strebens

Author: Chris Guillebeau
Publisher: books4success
ISBN: 9783864702679
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Self-Help

Und jedem Streben wohnt ein Glück inne ... Zu Fuß quer durch die USA wandern oder so viele Vogelarten wie möglich beobachten - das sind nur zwei Beispiele für ungewöhnliche Herausforderungen, denen sich ganz gewöhnliche Menschen gestellt haben. Chris Guillebeau beschreibt, wie das Streben nach selbst gesteckten Zielen Sinn und Glück in das eigene Leben bringt. Chris Guillebeau hat sein Projekt, alle Länder dieser Erde zu bereisen, umgesetzt. Und er hat erkannt: Nicht das Ziel an sich ist am wichtigsten, sondern der Weg dorthin. Nach etwas streben, planen, äußere und innere Hürden überwinden - all dies macht uns oft glücklicher und lässt uns innerlich mehr wachsen als das Erreichen des Ziels selbst. Zahlreiche inspirierende Beispiele sowie praktische Ratschläge weisen dem Leser den Weg: So findet er seine ganz persönliche Herausforderung, so geht er sie an und verleiht damit seinem Leben mehr Bedeutung.

I Dare You To Read This Book

Author: Bill Powell
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9781624884337
Release Date: 2012-12-10
Genre: Religion

The purpose of this book is simple. I hope to encourage everyone willing to read it to evaluate his or her belief system and decide if it is based on valid information. Simply, do you know what you believe and why? Have you ever heard the expression, "You don't know what you don't know?" Are there things you don't know that are essential, and do you perhaps hold to beliefs that are based on a false premise? In this book we will examine truth, what it is and attempt to answer the question "Is there absolute truth?" We will explore some of the crazy things people believe. You will be challenged to examine yourself to see if you are teachable and correctable. I submit that most arguments are usually supported by philosophical arguments not facts and truth. You will also be challenged to examine yourself to see if you are being socially engineered without your consent and knowledge. A few of the other topics in these writings include: "Does it matter what you believe?" "Books people believe in," "Do you believe in God? why or why not?" "Do you believe in a devil and demons". Finally, I hope to give you solid proof to the existence of an Almighty and why Christianity is the only way. I dare you to read the whole thing. I just ask you to give me a chance to tell you about what I have learned. All too often I do not get the opportunity to have a full discussion concerning the topics in this book. Usually emotions, stubbornness, philosophical dogma and tradition get in the way. I dare you to read this book.

A Year of Inspired Living

Author: Kelly Martinsen
Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.
ISBN: 9780757320057
Release Date: 2017-12-05
Genre: Self-Help

As publisher of Natural Awakenings Long Island magazine, each month Kelly Martinsen writes a letter to readers that sets the tone of that issue's unique editorial theme. Four years ago, within two days of publishing her first letter, 'You Only Regret the Things You Don't Do,' a reader called to thank her for the thought-provoking piece that spoke deeply to her. Month after month, topic after topic, responses to Martinsen's editorial letters grew and readers were connecting with her words in life-changing ways. A Year of Inspired Living is a monthly chapter book with weekly sub-chapters, compiling and expanding on Martinsen's letters leaving the last page of each week for the reader to write their own letter. Chapter topics include: love, commitment, faith, challenges, death, freedom, middle age, children, cancer, dog poop and more. Written in a familiar voice, A Year of Inspired Living speaks with wisdom, tongue-in-cheek self-effacing humor, and raw honesty to help readers reach into the hidden corners of their lives and develop a greater awareness of their own personal relationships and journeys. To help them reap the maximum benefit of their experiences, a reflection question and blank page follows each weekly entry, guiding and inspiring them to record their own life-story.