Some Assembly Required
Score: 3.5
From 2 Ratings

Some Assembly Required


  • Author : Neil Shubin
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 2020-03-17
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101871348


Some Assembly Required Book Description :

The author of the best-selling Your Inner Fish gives us a lively and accessible account of the great transformations in the history of life on Earth--a new view of the evolution of human and animal life that explains how the incredible diversity of life on our planet came to be. Over billions of years, ancient fish evolved to walk on land, reptiles transformed into birds that fly, and apelike primates evolved into humans that walk on two legs, talk, and write. For more than a century, paleontologists have traveled the globe to find fossils that show how such changes have happened. We have now arrived at a remarkable moment—prehistoric fossils coupled with new DNA technology have given us the tools to answer some of the basic questions of our existence: How do big changes in evolution happen? Is our presence on Earth the product of mere chance? This new science reveals a multibillion-year evolutionary history filled with twists and turns, trial and error, accident and invention. In Some Assembly Required, Neil Shubin takes readers on a journey of discovery spanning centuries, as explorers and scientists seek to understand the origins of life's immense diversity.

Some Assembly Required
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Some Assembly Required


  • Author : Arin Andrews
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2014-09-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781481416771


Some Assembly Required Book Description :

Seventeen-year-old Arin Andrews shares all the hilarious, painful, and poignant details of undergoing gender reassignment as a high school student in this winning first-of-its-kind memoir. Now with a reading group guide and an all-new afterword from the author! In this revolutionary first-of-its-kind memoir, Arin Andrews details the journey that led him to make the life-transforming decision to undergo gender reassignment as a high school junior. In his captivatingly witty, honest voice, Arin reveals the challenges he faced as a boy in a girl’s body, the humiliation and anger he felt after getting kicked out of his private school, and all the changes—both mental and physical—he experienced once his transition began. Some Assembly Required is a true coming-of-age story about knocking down obstacles and embracing family, friendship, and first love. But more than that, it is a reminder that self-acceptance does not come ready-made with a manual and spare parts. Rather, some assembly is always required.Now with a reading group guide and an all-new afterword from the author! In this revolutionary first-of-its-kind memoir, Arin Andrews details the journey that led him to make the life-transforming decision to undergo gender reassignment as a high school junior. In his captivatingly witty, honest voice, Arin reveals the challenges he faced as a boy in a girl’s body, the humiliation and anger he felt after getting kicked out of his private school, and all the changes—both mental and physical—he experienced once his transition began. Some Assembly Required is a true coming-of-age story about knocking down obstacles and embracing family, friendship, and first love. But more than that, it is a reminder that self-acceptance does not come ready-made with a manual and spare parts. Rather, some assembly is always required.

Some Assembly Required
Score: 3
From 215 Ratings

Some Assembly Required


  • Author : Anne Lamott
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2012-03-20
  • Genre: Family & Relationships
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101561164


Some Assembly Required Book Description :

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bird by Bird, Hallelujah Anyway, and Almost Everything “If there is a doyenne of the parenting memoir, it would be Anne Lamott.”—Time In Some Assembly Required, Anne Lamott enters a new and unexpected chapter in her own life: grandmotherhood. Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at nineteen, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson Jax’s life. In careful and often hilarious detail, Lamott and Sam—about whom she first wrote so movingly in Operating Instructions—struggle to balance their changing roles. By turns poignant and funny, honest and touching, Some Assembly Required is the true story of how the birth of a baby changes a family—as this book will change everyone who reads it.

Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required


  • Author : Calvin Chen
  • Publisher : Harvard Univ Council on East Asian
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105124062279


Some Assembly Required Book Description :

Based on the author's fieldwork in Zhejiang, this book explores the emergence and success of township and village enterprises in China. This study also examines how ordinary rural residents have made sense of and participated in the industrialization engulfing them in recent decades.

Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required


  • Author : Eugene Stickland
  • Publisher : Broadview Press
  • Release Date : 2002-06-27
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages : 78
  • ISBN 10 : 1551114992


Some Assembly Required Book Description :

Some Assembly Required, Eugene Stickland’s lighthearted but deeply moving portrayal of a dysfunctional family at Christmas, was first produced in 1994 at Alberta Theatre Projects; it has enjoyed dozens of productions across North America since then. In 1995, Some Assembly Required was a finalist for the Governor General’s Award in Drama. This re-issue incorporates a number of small revisions, and includes a new introduction by the author.

Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required


  • Author : Timothy Michael Carney
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Peace-building
  • Pages : 14
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015075614282


Some Assembly Required Book Description :

History of the conflict in Sudan -- Necessary and sufficient: setting the table for negotiations -- The evolution of northern and southern policies -- The international role in peace talks -- Tests met, talks launched -- Fight-talk-fight and talk some more -- The challenge of implementing a complex agreement -- The UN role in implementing the CPA -- Lessons identified but yet to be learned -- Conclusions and recommendations -- the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required


  • Author :
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Electronic government information
  • Pages : 29
  • ISBN 10 : CORNELL:31924073887014


Some Assembly Required Book Description :

Government remains essential in the Information Age society. Although there is debate over structure and operation, government's objectives are indisputable: maintaining collective security, administering justice, providing the institutional infrastructure of the economy, ensuring that vital social capital is enhanced through improvements in health and education and through strong families and communities. In its role as a service provider, government needs to be fully capable of delivering high quality, effective, affordable services. However, in cases where government itself is not the best delivery vehicle, it must engage or allow others in the voluntary and profit-making sectors to carry out this role. Information technology, already an essential part of government operations, will continue to be vitally important to administration, decision making, and direct service delivery. It will also be critical in the evolving relationships between government and other kinds of organizations, and between government and citizens.

Some Assembly Required
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Some Assembly Required


  • Author : Lynn Kiele Bonasia
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2008-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 141658031X


Some Assembly Required Book Description :

Thirty-nine-year-old Rose is content with her safe life: both her job writing manuals for appliances and her long-term boyfriend are reasonably satisfying. But when Mr. Almost Right betrays her, Rose decides there has to be more to it than writing succinct descriptions about how to use the timer on a Pause 'n Serve coffeemaker. Lured by the therapeutic promise of Cape Cod's sand, salt, and waves, Rose abandons her careful past and leaves the city far behind. Rose wants only to heal her broken heart. But with the help of a few eccentric neighbors, a fulfilling new job as the world's oldest cub reporter, and a compellingly odd new man, she comes to realize that her past is the furthest thing from her mind -- and she may just have stumbled upon her future happiness.

Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required


  • Author : Anne Brown
  • Publisher : New Year Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010-06-01
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 210
  • ISBN 10 : 9781935547143


Some Assembly Required Book Description :

Graduation is a landmark milestone in life. The thrill of launching a career can be exciting, but it can also feel very lonely. Some Assembly Required: A Networking Guide for Graduates is the fourth book in the series, and ideal book for any young professional. The book fills in the gaps that are not taught in the classroom about the power of business relationships and networking. Thom Singer and Anne Brown have customized the message and designed a step by step program that will impact any career for decades. Whether from Graduate School, a University, Community College or High School, these indispensable skills with help every Graduate start their careers with the relationship building skills necessary to ensure success beyond their wildest dreams.

Some Assembly Required

Some Assembly Required


  • Author : Timothy S Margush
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-19
  • Genre: Computers
  • Pages : 643
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439897003


Some Assembly Required Book Description :

A family of internationally popular microcontrollers, the Atmel AVR microcontroller series is a low-cost hardware development platform suitable for an educational environment. Until now, no text focused on the assembly language programming of these microcontrollers. Through detailed coverage of assembly language programming principles and techniques, Some Assembly Required: Assembly Language Programming with the AVR Microcontroller teaches the basic system capabilities of 8-bit AVR microcontrollers. The text illustrates fundamental computer architecture and programming structures using AVR assembly language. It employs the core AVR 8-bit RISC microcontroller architecture and a limited collection of external devices, such as push buttons, LEDs, and serial communications, to describe control structures, memory use and allocation, stacks, and I/O. Each chapter contains numerous examples and exercises, including programming problems. By studying assembly languages, computer scientists gain an understanding of the functionality of basic processors and how their capabilities support high level languages and applications. Exploring this connection between hardware and software, this book provides a foundation for understanding compilers, linkers, loaders, and operating systems in addition to the processors themselves.