Countdown

Autore: Deborah Wiles
Editore: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545455499
Grandezza: 37,50 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3315
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Four starred reviews greeted this new, groundbreaking classic from Deborah Wiles! Franny Chapman just wants some peace. But that's hard to get when her best friend is feuding with her, her sister has disappeared, and her uncle is fighting an old war in his head. Her saintly younger brother is no help, and the cute boy across the street only complicates things. Worst of all, everyone is walking around just waiting for a bomb to fall. It's 1962, and it seems that the whole country is living in fear. When President Kennedy goes on television to say that Russia is sending nuclear missiles to Cuba, it only gets worse. Franny doesn't know how to deal with what's going on in the world--no more than she knows with how to deal with what's going on with her family and friends. But somehow she's got to make it.

Countdown

Autore: Frank Borman
Editore: Silver Arrow
ISBN: 9780688079291
Grandezza: 52,42 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 4170
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Recounts Borman's flights aboard NASA's Gemini 7 and Apollo 8, and his battle to keep Eastern Airlines financially sound during his tenure as the company's president

Countdown

Autore: Alan Weisman
Editore: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316236500
Grandezza: 36,51 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 2518
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A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us. In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if relieved of humanity's constant pressures. Behind that groundbreaking thought experiment was his hope that we would be inspired to find a way to add humans back to this vision of a restored, healthy planet-only in harmony, not mortal combat, with the rest of nature. But with a million more of us every 4 1/2 days on a planet that's not getting any bigger, and with our exhaust overheating the atmosphere and altering the chemistry of the oceans, prospects for a sustainable human future seem ever more in doubt. For this long awaited follow-up book, Weisman traveled to more than 20 countries to ask what experts agreed were probably the most important questions on Earth--and also the hardest: How many humans can the planet hold without capsizing? How robust must the Earth's ecosystem be to assure our continued existence? Can we know which other species are essential to our survival? And, how might we actually arrive at a stable, optimum population, and design an economy to allow genuine prosperity without endless growth? Weisman visits an extraordinary range of the world's cultures, religions, nationalities, tribes, and political systems to learn what in their beliefs, histories, liturgies, or current circumstances might suggest that sometimes it's in their own best interest to limit their growth. The result is a landmark work of reporting: devastating, urgent, and, ultimately, deeply hopeful. By vividly detailing the burgeoning effects of our cumulative presence, Countdown reveals what may be the fastest, most acceptable, practical, and affordable way of returning our planet and our presence on it to balance. Weisman again shows that he is one of the most provocative journalists at work today, with a book whose message is so compelling that it will change how we see our lives and our destiny.

Countdown

Autore: Kay Woodward
Editore: Zero to Ten
ISBN: 9781840894554
Grandezza: 16,41 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 5664
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Countdown to bedtime has begun, but every astronaut has to prepare. Moon boots, space costume, co-pilot... This gentle story introduces the numbers from one to ten. Children will adore the bright and fun illustrations and will be engrossed in the preparations for this exciting trip to outer space.

Count Down

Autore: Steve Olson
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618562121
Grandezza: 18,50 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 4867
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Follows six American high school students on the quest for glory in the Olympics of math competitions--The International Mathematical Olympiad.

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Autore: Mira Grant
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405518707
Grandezza: 68,70 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 3446
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The year is 2014, the year everything changed. We cured cancer. We cured the common cold. We died. This is the story of how we rose. When will you rise? Countdown is a novella set in the world of FEED.

Countdown

Autore: Fern Michaels
Editore: Zebra Books
ISBN: 1420134965
Grandezza: 59,97 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 8384
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In the second episode of a spectacular new series from New York Times bestselling author Fern Michaels, the men in the Sisterhood's lives join forces to protect the underdog and see justice served. . . It takes a special kind of man to love and be loved by one of the Sisterhood. The women's escapades have brought them worldwide fame and created a bond among their menfolk too. But now, Jack, Ted, Harry, Joe, Bert and Abner have formed a secret group of their own and they've got a project in mind—taking down some of Washington, D.C.'s most ruthless slum landlords. First step: making reparations to the tenants who've suffered. Second step: making sure the bad guys pay. Ted, Jack, and company must find a way to hit the villains where it hurts most. Good thing these modern-day Robin Hoods have learned from the best, and that the Sisterhood can always be counted on to help fight for what's right. . . 39,053 Words

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Autore: David Hagberg
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466813377
Grandezza: 69,89 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 7114
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A high-tension espionage thriller as gripping as Frederick Forsyth's The Day of the Jackal, or Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October. A Soviet Agent is found dead inside an Israeli nuclear weapons stockpile so secret the United States doesn't know it exists. A Pershing missile that is guarded around the clock is hijacked from a maximum-security installation at a West German Air Force Base. The U.S.S. Indianapolis, a submarine on training maneuvers off the coast of Italy, suddenly ceases transmitting -- then vanishes without a trace. Two men are behind this deadly wave of terror. Colonel Valentin Baranov, the new head of the KGB, a man intent on destroying glasnost and rekindling the Cold War. And Arkady Kurshin, the ruthless assassin who is Baranov's finest weapon. To stop them, the CIA must turn to maverick agent Kirk McGarvey, a trained killer as deadly as Kurshin. Driven by a vendetta against Baranov, McGarvey stalks Kurshin across the face of Europe, determined to find him before the clock runs out on an act of terrorism so devastating it could alter the balance of world power forever. But a mole inside the Agency is monitoring McGarvery's every move. And the KGB has captured the woman McGavery has come to love... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Autore: Jonathan Maberry
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429994606
Grandezza: 33,44 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 9061
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Countdown: A Joe Ledger Prequel Short Story to Patient Zero "I didn't plan to kill anyone. I wasn't totally against the idea, either. Sometimes things just fall that way, and either you roll with it or it rolls over you. Letting the bad guys win isn't how I roll." Meet Joe Ledger, Baltimore PD, attached to a Homeland task force... who's about to get a serious promotion.

Countdown

Autore: Michelle Maddox
Editore:
ISBN: 9780505527554
Grandezza: 80,13 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 6603
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A petty thief and a convicted murderer find themselves entangled in a deadly reality TV game and a heart-pounding attraction for each other.