Boy Scouts Handbook Book

Boy Scouts Handbook


  • Author : Boy Scouts of America
  • Publisher : Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-02-15
  • Genre: Sports & Recreation
  • Pages : 445
  • ISBN 10 : 9781616081980

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A reprint of the first Boy Scouts handbook from 1911 covers woodcraft, camping, signs and signaling, first aid, chivalry, and games.

Cub Scout Handbook Book

Cub Scout Handbook


  • Author : Scout Association Staff
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1995-12-01
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 0851652891

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Webelos Handbook Book

Webelos Handbook


  • Author : Boy Scouts of America
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Webelos
  • Pages : 484
  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1036895304

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The Jungle Book Book
Score: 4
From 330 Ratings

The Jungle Book


  • Author : Rudyard Kipling
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1920
  • Genre: Animals
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015015357935

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The Signal and the Noise Book
Score: 4
From 43 Ratings

The Signal and the Noise


  • Author : Nate Silver
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-09-27
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101595954

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UPDATED FOR 2020 WITH A NEW PREFACE BY NATE SILVER "One of the more momentous books of the decade." —The New York Times Book Review Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. He solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political forecaster with his near perfect prediction of the 2012 election. Silver is the founder and editor in chief of the website FiveThirtyEight. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data. Most predictions fail, often at great cost to society, because most of us have a poor understanding of probability and uncertainty. Both experts and laypeople mistake more confident predictions for more accurate ones. But overconfidence is often the reason for failure. If our appreciation of uncertainty improves, our predictions can get better too. This is the “prediction paradox”: The more humility we have about our ability to make predictions, the more successful we can be in planning for the future. In keeping with his own aim to seek truth from data, Silver visits the most successful forecasters in a range of areas, from hurricanes to baseball to global pandemics, from the poker table to the stock market, from Capitol Hill to the NBA. He explains and evaluates how these forecasters think and what bonds they share. What lies behind their success? Are they good—or just lucky? What patterns have they unraveled? And are their forecasts really right? He explores unanticipated commonalities and exposes unexpected juxtapositions. And sometimes, it is not so much how good a prediction is in an absolute sense that matters but how good it is relative to the competition. In other cases, prediction is still a very rudimentary—and dangerous—science. Silver observes that

Boy Scout Handbook Book

Boy Scout Handbook


  • Author : Boy Scouts of America
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1959
  • Genre: Boy Scouts
  • Pages : 478
  • ISBN 10 : WISC:89015976533

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Indian Horse Book
Score: 4.5
From 29 Ratings

Indian Horse


  • Author : Richard Wagamese
  • Publisher : D & M Publishers
  • Release Date : 2012-01-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 232
  • ISBN 10 : 9781553659709

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"An unforgettable work of art."—The National Post Saul Indian Horse is dying. Tucked away in a hospice high above the clash and clang of a big city, he embarks on a marvellous journey of imagination back through the life he led as a northern Ojibway, with all its sorrows and joys. With compassion and insight, author Richard Wagamese traces through his fictional characters the decline of a culture and a cultural way. For Saul, taken forcibly from the land and his family when he's sent to residential school, salvation comes for a while through his incredible gifts as a hockey player. But in the harsh realities of 1960s Canada, he battles obdurate racism and the spirit-destroying effects of cultural alienation and displacement. Indian Horse unfolds against the bleak loveliness of northern Ontario, all rock, marsh, bog and cedar. Wagamese writes with a spare beauty, penetrating the heart of a remarkable Ojibway man. Drawing on his great-grandfather's mystical gift of vision, Saul Indian Horse comes to recognize the influence of everyday magic on his own life. In this wise and moving novel, Richard Wagamese shares that gift of magic with readers as well.

Whiskey in a Teacup Book
Score: 4
From 10 Ratings

Whiskey in a Teacup


  • Author : Reese Witherspoon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Cooking
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501166280

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Academy Award–winning actress, producer, and entrepreneur Reese Witherspoon invites you into her world, where she infuses the southern style, parties, and traditions she loves with contemporary flair and charm. Reese Witherspoon’s grandmother Dorothea always said that a combination of beauty and strength made southern women “whiskey in a teacup.” We may be delicate and ornamental on the outside, she said, but inside we’re strong and fiery. Reese’s southern heritage informs her whole life, and she loves sharing the joys of southern living with practically everyone she meets. She takes the South wherever she goes with bluegrass, big holiday parties, and plenty of Dorothea’s fried chicken. It’s reflected in how she entertains, decorates her home, and makes holidays special for her kids—not to mention how she talks, dances, and does her hair (in these pages, you will learn Reese’s fail-proof, only slightly insane hot-roller technique). Reese loves sharing Dorothea’s most delicious recipes as well as her favorite southern traditions, from midnight barn parties to backyard bridal showers, magical Christmas mornings to rollicking honky-tonks. It’s easy to bring a little bit of Reese’s world into your home, no matter where you live. After all, there’s a southern side to every place in the world, right?

Homo Deus Book
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

Homo Deus


  • Author : Yuval Noah Harari
  • Publisher : Signal
  • Release Date : 2016-09-13
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 450
  • ISBN 10 : 9780771038693

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International Bestseller From the author of the international bestseller Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind comes an extraordinary new book that explores the future of the human species. Yuval Noah Harari, author of the bestselling Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind, envisions a not-too-distant world in which we face a new set of challenges. In Homo Deus, he examines our future with his trademark blend of science, history, philosophy and every discipline in between. Homo Deus explores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century – from overcoming death to creating artificial life. It asks the fundamental questions: Where do we go from here? And how will we protect this fragile world from our own destructive powers? This is the next stage of evolution. This is Homo Deus. War is obsolete You are more likely to commit suicide than be killed in conflict Famine is disappearing You are at more risk of obesity than starvation Death is just a technical problem Equality is out – but immortality is in What does our future hold?

Holes Book
Score: 4.5
From 100 Ratings

Holes


  • Author : Louis Sachar
  • Publisher : Yearling
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307798367

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NEWBERY MEDAL WINNER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER Dig deep in this award-winning, modern classic that will remind readers that adventure is right around the corner--or just under your feet! Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." —New York Times *Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from the New York Times bestseller Fuzzy Mud.

How Democracies Die Book
Score: 4.5
From 15 Ratings

How Democracies Die


  • Author : Steven Levitsky
  • Publisher : Crown
  • Release Date : 2019-01-08
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524762940

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Comprehensive, enlightening, and terrifyingly timely.”—The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) WINNER OF THE GOLDSMITH BOOK PRIZE • SHORTLISTED FOR THE LIONEL GELBER PRIZE • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Time • Foreign Affairs • WBUR • Paste Donald Trump’s presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we’d be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes. Democracy no longer ends with a bang—in a revolution or military coup—but with a whimper: the slow, steady weakening of critical institutions, such as the judiciary and the press, and the gradual erosion of long-standing political norms. The good news is that there are several exit ramps on the road to authoritarianism. The bad news is that, by electing Trump, we have already passed the first one. Drawing on decades of research and a wide range of historical and global examples, from 1930s Europe to contemporary Hungary, Turkey, and Venezuela, to the American South during Jim Crow, Levitsky and Ziblatt show how democracies die—and how ours can be saved. Praise for How Democracies Die “What we desperately need is a sober, dispassionate look at the current state of affairs. Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, two of the most respected scholars in the field of democracy studies, offer just that.”—The Washington Post “Where Levitsky and Ziblatt make their mark is in weaving together political science and historical analysis of both domestic and international democratic crises; in doing so, they expand the conversation beyond Trump and before him, to other countries and to the deep structure of American democracy and politics.”—Ezra Klein, Vox “If you only read one book for the rest of the year, read How Democra

Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture


  • Author : Henry Jenkins
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-05
  • Genre: Technology & Engineering
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN 10 : 9780262513623

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Many teens today who use the Internet are actively involved in participatory cultures—joining online communities (Facebook, message boards, game clans), producing creative work in new forms (digital sampling, modding, fan videomaking, fan fiction), working in teams to complete tasks and develop new knowledge (as in Wikipedia), and shaping the flow of media (as in blogging or podcasting). A growing body of scholarship suggests potential benefits of these activities, including opportunities for peer-to-peer learning, development of skills useful in the modern workplace, and a more empowered conception of citizenship. Some argue that young people pick up these key skills and competencies on their own by interacting with popular culture; but the problems of unequal access, lack of media transparency, and the breakdown of traditional forms of socialization and professional training suggest a role for policy and pedagogical intervention. This report aims to shift the conversation about the "digital divide" from questions about access to technology to questions about access to opportunities for involvement in participatory culture and how to provide all young people with the chance to develop the cultural competencies and social skills needed. Fostering these skills, the authors argue, requires a systemic approach to media education; schools, afterschool programs, and parents all have distinctive roles to play. The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning

Gadsby Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Gadsby


  • Author : Ernest Vincent Wright
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release Date : 2018-04-05
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 154
  • ISBN 10 : 9783732665204

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Reproduction of the original: Gadsby by Ernest Vincent Wright

The Mushroom at the End of the World Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

The Mushroom at the End of the World


  • Author : Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-06-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN 10 : 9780691220550

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"A tale of diversity within our damaged landscapes, The Mushroom at the End of the World follows one of the strangest commodity chains of our times to explore the unexpected corners of capitalism. Here, we witness the varied and peculiar worlds of matsutake commerce: the worlds of Japanese gourmets, capitalist traders, Hmong jungle fighters, industrial forests, Yi Chinese goat herders, Finnish nature guides, and more. These companions also lead us into fungal ecologies and forest histories to better understand the promise of cohabitation in a time of massive human destruction."--Publisher's description.