The Greatest Thing in the World

Author: F. R. S. E. F. G. S. Henry Drummond
Publisher: Palala Press
ISBN: 134081093X
Release Date: 2015-08-31
Genre:

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The Oldest Living Things in the World

Author: Rachel Sussman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226057644
Release Date: 2014-06-03
Genre: Nature

The Oldest Living Things in the World is an epic journey through time and space. Over the past decade, artist Rachel Sussman has researched, worked with biologists, and traveled the world to photograph continuously living organisms that are 2,000 years old and older. Spanning from Antarctica to Greenland, the Mojave Desert to the Australian Outback, the result is a stunning and unique visual collection of ancient organisms unlike anything that has been created in the arts or sciences before, insightfully and accessibly narrated by Sussman along the way. Her work is both timeless and timely, and spans disciplines, continents, and millennia. It is underscored by an innate environmentalism and driven by Sussman’s relentless curiosity. She begins at “year zero,” and looks back from there, photographing the past in the present. These ancient individuals live on every continent and range from Greenlandic lichens that grow only one centimeter a century, to unique desert shrubs in Africa and South America, a predatory fungus in Oregon, Caribbean brain coral, to an 80,000-year-old colony of aspen in Utah. Sussman journeyed to Antarctica to photograph 5,500-year-old moss; Australia for stromatolites, primeval organisms tied to the oxygenation of the planet and the beginnings of life on Earth; and to Tasmania to capture a 43,600-year-old self-propagating shrub that’s the last individual of its kind. Her portraits reveal the living history of our planet—and what we stand to lose in the future. These ancient survivors have weathered millennia in some of the world’s most extreme environments, yet climate change and human encroachment have put many of them in danger. Two of her subjects have already met with untimely deaths by human hands. Alongside the photographs, Sussman relays fascinating – and sometimes harrowing – tales of her global adventures tracking down her subjects and shares insights from the scientists who research them. The oldest living things in the world are a record and celebration of the past, a call to action in the present, and a barometer of our future.

Nothing Like It In the World

Author: Stephen E. Ambrose
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743203178
Release Date: 2001-11-06
Genre: Business & Economics

Chronicles the race to finish the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s and the exploits, sacrifices, triumphs, and tragedies of the individuals who made it happen.

Natural Law In The Spiritual World

Author: Henry Drummond
Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag
ISBN: 9783849644192
Release Date: 2014-05-12
Genre: Religion

No class of works is received with more suspicion than those which deal with Science and Religion. Science is tired of reconciliations between two things which never should have been contrasted; Religion is offended by the patronage of an ally which it professes not to need; and the critics have rightly discovered that, in most cases where Science is either pitted against Religion or fused with it, there is some fatal misconception to begin with as to the scope and province of either. But although no initial protest, probably, will save this work from the unhappy reputation of its class, the thoughtful mind will perceive that the fact of its subject-matter being Law—a property peculiar neither to Science nor to Religion—at once places it on a somewhat different footing.

The Captain Class

Author: Sam Walker
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780812997194
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Business & Economics

"The captain class" draws on a lifetime of sports spectatorship and two decades of sports reporting to tell the surprising story of what makes teams exceptional. Sam Walker had been searching for the sporting holy grail, a unifying theory of what makes teams win when he discovered certain similarities in cases of sustained greatness in teams across a number of sports. They were all lead by a certain type of captain, but not one with the characteristics you might expect. They were unorthodox outliers - disagreeable, marginally skilled, hot-headed, occasionally unhinged, athletically sub-par, poor verbal communicators, while off the field they were private loners who avoided the limelight

The Greatest Miracle in the World

Author: Og Mandino
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307420647
Release Date: 2009-09-30
Genre: Religion

For the millions who have embraced Og Mandino's classic, The Greatest Salesman in the World, here is his new book, which contains the amazing Memorandum from God . . . to you. A great inspirational writer tells his greatest story—an amazing narrative that will hold you spellbound . . . as it reveals exciting new secrets for your personal happiness and success. Here is a simple but powerful story that will affect your thoughts and actions long after the final sentence has touched your heart. You will never forget: • The four simple rules that can help you perform a miracle in your life • The glass geranium that will break your heart • The dingy parking lot where Mandino's life, and yours, begins again • The ragpicker who rescues humans after they quit on themselves • The secret of regaining the self-esteem you have lost “A work that will lift the mind and heart of every reader!”—Norman Vincent Peale

The Greatest Thing in the World

Author: Henry Drummond
Publisher: Barbour Publishing
ISBN: 155748547X
Release Date: 1994-10-01
Genre: Travel

This little meditation volume, written in 1874, illuminates the importance of 1 Corinthians 13 and memorializes the name Henry Drummond--a Scot, born in 1851 and best remembered as a gifted evangelist who assisted Dwight L. An ideal gift item with two-color print.

Beautiful Thoughts from Henry Drummond

Author: Henry Drummond
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781625586094
Release Date: 2013-02-18
Genre: Reference

"My first thought of writing out this little book of brief selections sprang from the desire to assist a dear friend to enjoy the Author's helpful books. Many times these 'Beautiful Thoughts' have enlightened my darkness, and I send them forth with a hope and prayer that they may find echo in other hearts." Here are 365 quotes from Henry Drummond designed to give inspiration each and every day of the year.

The Greatest Thing in the World and Other Writings

Author: Henry Drummond
Publisher: Whitaker House
ISBN: 9781629118666
Release Date: 2017-06-06
Genre: Religion

A Timeless Classic One Sunday evening, D. L. Moody and friends were gathered around a fire. Some guests urged Moody to expound on a portion of Scripture. Being tired after the services of the day, he gruffly told them to ask Henry Drummond, who was also present. After some urging, Drummond finally produced a small New Testament from his hip pocket, opened it to the thirteenth chapter of 1 Corinthians and, without any notes, began to speak on the subject of love. Moody later wrote, "It seemed to me that I had never heard anything so beautiful, and I determined not to rest until I brought Henry Drummond to Northfield to deliver that address. Since then I have requested the principals of my schools to have it read before the students every year." Over the decades, this teaching has become one of the best-loved and most inspiring messages on love ever written. Other writings of Drummond in this unique collection include: The Program of Christianity The City Without a Church The Changed Life Pax Vobiscum (Peace with You) Eternal Life Through this dynamic message, we can experience the beauty of lasting love in all its fullness and learn how to bring God's peace and joy to those around us.

Mervin the Sloth Is About to Do the Best Thing in the World

Author: Colleen AF Venable
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
ISBN: 0062338471
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Mervin the Sloth is just standing there quietly when giant letters drop onto the page: “Mervin the Sloth is about to do the best thing in the world.” But what is the best thing in the world? What is Mervin about to do? It doesn’t take long for all of Mervin’s exuberant animal friends to barge in with their own ideas. Flying! Digging! Gazelling! Wait, gazelling? Is that even a word? If only sloths weren’t so slow! Because maybe it’s something even better. But only Amy the red panda sticks around to see it. This inventive picture book balances zany, pitch-perfect humor with warmth and heart—and irresistibly huggable animal characters. Fans of The Book with No Pictures and The Monster at the End of This Book will delight in the way it plays with form, makes you laugh out loud, and introduces us all to our new, very slow-moving best friend.

Jake the Fake Keeps it Real

Author: Craig Robinson
Publisher: Crown Books For Young Readers
ISBN: 9780553523515
Release Date: 2017
Genre: JUVENILE FICTION

Having faked his way into the Music and Art Academy, a performing arts school for gifted students where his talented older sister rules, sixth-grader Jake, a jokester who can barely play an instrument, will have to think of something quick before the last laugh is on him.

Irresistible

Author: Adam Alter
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698402638
Release Date: 2017-03-07
Genre: Social Science

“One of the most mesmerizing and important books I’ve read in quite some time. Alter brilliantly illuminates the new obsessions that are controlling our lives and offers the tools we need to rescue our businesses, our families, and our sanity.” —Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Originals and Give and Take Welcome to the age of behavioral addiction—an age in which half of the American population is addicted to at least one behavior. We obsess over our emails, Instagram likes, and Facebook feeds; we binge on TV episodes and YouTube videos; we work longer hours each year; and we spend an average of three hours each day using our smartphones. Half of us would rather suffer a broken bone than a broken phone, and Millennial kids spend so much time in front of screens that they struggle to interact with real, live humans. In this revolutionary book, Adam Alter, a professor of psychology and marketing at NYU, tracks the rise of behavioral addiction, and explains why so many of today's products are irresistible. Though these miraculous products melt the miles that separate people across the globe, their extraordinary and sometimes damaging magnetism is no accident. The companies that design these products tweak them over time until they become almost impossible to resist. By reverse engineering behavioral addiction, Alter explains how we can harness addictive products for the good—to improve how we communicate with each other, spend and save our money, and set boundaries between work and play—and how we can mitigate their most damaging effects on our well-being, and the health and happiness of our children. Adam Alter's previous book, Drunk Tank Pink: And Other Unexpected Forces that Shape How We Think, Feel, and Behave is available in paperback from Penguin.

The Changed Life

Author: Henry Drummond
Publisher:
ISBN: HARVARD:32044020660247
Release Date: 1891
Genre: Christian life