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AFTERGLOW: CLIMATE FICTION FOR FUTURE ANCESTORS

AFTERGLOW : CLIMATE FICTION FOR FUTURE ANCESTORS
$16.99

Afterglow is a stunning collection of original short stories in which writers from many different backgrounds envision a radically different climate future. Published in collaboration with Grist, a nonprofit media organization dedicated to telling stories of climate solutions, these stirring tales expand our ability to imagine a better world.

Inspired by cutting-edge literary movements, such as Afrofuturism, hopepunk, and solarpunk, Afterglow imagines intersectional worlds in which no one is left behind-where humanity prioritizes equitable climate solutions and continued service to one's community. Whether through abundance or adaptation, reform, or a new understanding of survival, these stories offer flickers of hope, even joy, as they provide a springboard for exploring how fiction can help create a better reality.

Afterglow welcomes a diverse range of new voices into the climate conversation to envision the next 180 years of equitable climate progress. A creative work rooted in the realities of our present crisis, Afterglow presents a new way to think about the climate emergency-one that blazes a path to a clean, green, and more just future.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781620977583
Publication Date: 
2023-02-07
Publisher: 

Age of Assassins

$20.36
ISBN/SKU: 
9781783341566

AGE OF EMPIRE (P)

AGE OF EMPIRE (P)
$18.00
Erica Hobsbawm discusses the evolution of European economics, politics, arts, sciences, and cultural life from the height of the industrial revolution to the First World War. Hobsbawm combines vast erudition with a graceful prose style to re-create the epoch that laid the basis for the twentieth century.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780679721758
Publication Date: 
1989-04-23
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Age of Miracles

Age of Miracles
$17.00
$12.75
$12.75 - $17.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
People ∙ O: The Oprah Magazine ∙ Financial Times ∙ Kansas City Star ∙ BookPage ∙ Kirkus Reviews ∙ Publishers Weekly ∙ Booklist

With a voice as distinctive and original as that of The Lovely Bones, and for the fans of the speculative fiction of Margaret Atwood, Karen Thompson Walker's The Age of Miracles is a luminous and unforgettable debut novel about coming of age set against the backdrop of an utterly altered world.

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

"Maybe everything that happened to me and to my family had nothing at all to do with the slowing. It's possible, I guess. But I doubt it. I doubt it very much."

Spellbinding, haunting, The Age of Miracles is a beautiful novel of catastrophe and survival, growth and change, the story of Julia and her family as they struggle to live in an extraordinary time. On an ordinary Saturday, Julia awakes to discover that something has happened to the rotation of the earth. The days and nights are growing longer and longer, gravity is affected, the birds, the tides, human behavior and cosmic rhythms are thrown into disarray. In a world of danger and loss, Julia faces surprising developments in herself, and her personal world--divisions widening between her parents, strange behavior by Hannah and other friends, the vulnerability of first love, a sense of isolation, and a rebellious new strength. With crystalline prose and the indelible magic of a born storyteller, Karen Thompson Walker gives us a breathtaking story of people finding ways to go on, in an ever-evolving world.

Praise for The Age of Miracles

"A stunner."--Justin Cronin

"A genuinely moving tale that mixes the real and surreal, the ordinary and the extraordinary, with impressive fluency and flair."--Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

"Gripping drama . . . flawlessly written; it could be the most assured debut by an American writer since Jennifer Egan's Emerald City."--The Denver Post

"If you begin this book, you'll be loath to set it down until you've reached its end."--San Francisco Chronicle

"Provides solace with its wisdom, compassion, and elegance."--Curtis Sittenfeld

Don't miss the exclusive conversation between Karen Thompson Walker and Karen Russell at the back of the book.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780812982947
Publication Date: 
2013-01-15
Publisher: 

AGENDAS+INSTABILITY IN AMER.POLITICS

AGENDAS+INSTABILITY IN AMER.POLITICS
$33.00

When Agendas and Instability in American Politics appeared fifteen years ago, offering a profoundly original account of how policy issues rise and fall on the national agenda, the Journal of Politics predicted that it would "become a landmark study of public policy making and American politics." That prediction proved true and, in this long-awaited second edition, Bryan Jones and Frank Baumgartner refine their influential argument and expand it to illuminate the workings of democracies beyond the United States.

The authors retain all the substance of their contention that short-term, single-issue analyses cast public policy too narrowly as the result of cozy and dependable arrangements among politicians, interest groups, and the media. Jones and Baumgartner provide a different interpretation by taking the long view of several issues--including nuclear energy, urban affairs, smoking, and auto safety--to demonstrate that bursts of rapid, unpredictable policy change punctuate the patterns of stability more frequently associated with government. Featuring a new introduction and two additional chapters, this updated edition ensures that their findings will remain a touchstone of policy studies for many years to come.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780226039497
Publication Date: 
2009-05-01

AGENDAS, ALTERNATIVES & PUBLIC POLICIES

AGENDAS, ALTERNATIVES & PUBLIC POLICIES
$106.25

Updated in a new 2nd edition, Agendas, Alternatives, and Public Policies has been reissued in this Longman Classics edition, featuring a new epilogue: Health Care Reform from Clinton to Obama. Comparing the Clinton administration in 1993 with the Obama administration in 2009 and 2010, Kingdon analyses how agenda setting, actors, and alternatives affect public policy.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780205000869
Publication Date: 
2010-06-17
Author: 
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AGILE SAMURAI (P)

AGILE SAMURAI (P)
$34.95
$26.20
$26.20 - $34.95

Printed in full color.

Faced with a software project of epic proportions? Tired of over-committing and under-delivering? Enter the dojo of the agile samurai, where agile expert Jonathan Rasmusson shows you how to kick-start, execute, and deliver your agile projects. Combining cutting-edge tools with classic agile practices, The Agile Samurai gives you everything you need to deliver something of value every week and make rolling your software into production a non-event.

Get ready to kick some software project butt. By learning the ways of the agile samurai you will discover:

  • how to create plans and schedules your customer and your team can believe in
  • what characteristics make a good agile team and how to form your own
  • how to gather requirements in a fraction of the time using agile user stories
  • what to do when you discover your schedule is wrong, and how to look like a pro correcting it
  • how to execute fiercely by leveraging the power of agile software engineering practices
  • By the end of this book you will know everything you need to set up, execute, and successfully deliver agile projects, and have fun along the way. If you're a project lead, this book gives you the tools to set up and lead your agile project from start to finish. If you are an analyst, programmer, tester, usability designer, or project manager, this book gives you the insight and foundation necessary to become a valuable agile team member.

    The Agile Samurai slices away the fluff and theory that make other books less-than-agile. It's packed with best practices, war stories, plenty of humor and hands-on tutorial exercises that will get you doing the right things, the right way.

    This book will make a difference.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781934356586
    Publication Date: 
    2010-11-02
    Author: 
    Publisher: 

    Ain't Nobody Worryin': Maleness and Masculinity in Black America (P)

    Ain't Nobody Worryin': Maleness and Masculinity in Black America (P)
    $112.95

    Ain't Nobody Worryin' was developed to provide a critical analysis of the unanswered question "What does it mean to be a Black Man in America?" This text tackles some of the problems that have placed societal limitations on black men from all walks of life. The essays span a broad array of issues and concerns voiced about the lives of Black men in America from both a historical and contemporary perspective. The straightforward selections deliver a focused and engaging reading experience for students.

    This volume highlights specific topics found in popular discourse about African American Males and their experiences in America, including Black Male identity, sexuality, education, mentorship, relationships, and socialization. Coming from some of the most knowledgeable scholars in the field, the selected readings are certain to stimulate further research and meaningful discussion in classrooms, as well as in focus groups or educational think tanks.


    Alphonso Simpson, Jr. is the director of African American studies in the College of Arts and Letters at the University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh. He received his Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of Wyoming, where he studied curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in African American music and music education. His current research interests include African American music, Black male/female relationships, the retention rate of Black males in post-secondary education, and the African American religious experience.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621311607
    Publication Date: 
    2012-07-01

    AIR CARRIER OPERATIONS

    AIR CARRIER OPERATIONS
    $49.95

    Whether a Part 121 airline or a Part 135 charter operator, a company lives or dies by its compliance with the applicable Federal Aviation Regulations, or FARs (14 CFR). Air Carrier Operations introduces students of aviation to the significant Federal Aviation Regulations affecting airline operations. Students and professionals gain an appreciation of the variety of regulatory issues involved in air carrier operations and gather the background information they need to identify and apply the relevant regulations.

    This book examines the many regulations governing an air carrier and focuses primarily on Part 121 air carriers; in addition, coverage includes Part 119 and relevant portions of Parts 135, 91, 61 and 25 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. For this fourth edition, the authors update regulations including Part 111 and the Pilot Records Database as well as type ratings, class, and category. The text emphasizes Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight operations, particularly useful to instrument-rated pilots and aircraft dispatchers.

    The authors collaborated with two seasoned Aircraft Dispatchers, enhancing the content relevant to students preparing for the FAA Aircraft Dispatcher Certificate. In addition, updates and revisions throughout reflect new FAA regulatory changes to provide students, pilots, flight crews, dispatchers, and management professionals with the essential information pertinent to today's air carrier operations.

    Air Carrier Operations is a college-level text ideal for Air Carrier Flight Operations and Airline Operations courses, is used extensively in Airline Dispatcher Training courses, and is an excellent preparation for airline interviews and initial airline pilot training.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781644252604
    Publication Date: 
    2023-01-03
    Author: 

    ALCHEMIST

    ALCHEMIST
    $13.00
    $9.75
    $9.75 - $13.00
    The runaway bestseller and beloved book by Latin America's most popular author. "A sweetly exotic tale for young and old alike."-- "Publishers Weekly" "A magical little volume." "--San Francisco Chronicle"

    "A wise and inspiring fable about the pilgrimage that life should be."--M. Scott Peck, M.D., author of "The Road Less Traveled"

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780062502186
    Publication Date: 
    2003-03-01
    Author: 
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