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The Boy Who Could Change The World

Author : Aaron Swartz
ISBN : 9781620970768
Genre : Literary Collections
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In his too-short life, Aaron Swartz reshaped the Internet, questioned our assumptions about intellectual property, and touched all of us in ways that we may not even realize. His tragic suicide in 2013 at the age of twenty-six after being aggressively prosecuted for copyright infringement shocked the nation and the world. Here for the first time in print is revealed the quintessential Aaron Swartz: besides being a technical genius and a passionate activist, he was also an insightful, compelling, and cutting essayist. With a technical understanding of the Internet and of intellectual property law surpassing that of many seasoned professionals, he wrote thoughtfully and humorously about intellectual property, copyright, and the architecture of the Internet. He wrote as well about unexpected topics such as pop culture, politics both electoral and idealistic, dieting, and lifehacking. Including three in-depth and previously unpublished essays about education, governance, and cities,The Boy Who Could Change the World contains the life’s work of one of the most original minds of our time.

The Boy Who Skipped

Author : Jeff Adkins
ISBN : 9781105294761
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The Boy Who Played With Fusion

Author : Tom Clynes
ISBN : 9780544084742
Genre : Science
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This story of a child prodigy and his unique upbringing is “an engrossing journey to the outer realms of science and parenting” (Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish). A PEN/E. O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award Finalist Like many young children, Taylor Wilson dreamed of becoming an astronaut. Only Wilson mastered the science of rocket propulsion by the age of nine. When he was eleven, he tried to cure his grandmother’s cancer—and discovered new ways to produce medical isotopes. Then, at fourteen, Wilson became the youngest person in history to achieve nuclear fusion, building a 500-million-degree reactor—in his parents’ garage. In The Boy Who Played with Fusion, science journalist Tom Clynes narrates Wilson’s extraordinary story. Born in Texarkana, Arkansas, Wilson quickly displayed an advanced intellect. Recognizing their son’s abilities and the limitations of their local schools, his parents took a bold leap and moved the family to Reno, Nevada. There, Wilson could attend a unique public high school created specifically for academic superstars. Wilson is now designing devices to prevent terrorists from shipping radioactive material and inspiring a new generation to take on the challenges of science. If you’re wondering how someone so young can achieve so much, The Boy Who Played with Fusion has the answer. Along the way, Clynes’ narrative teaches parents, teachers, and society how and why we urgently need to support high-achieving kids. “An essential contribution to our understanding of the most important underlying questions about the development of giftedness, talent, creativity, and intelligence.” —Psychology Today “A compelling study of the thrills—and burdens—of being born with an alpha intellect.” —Financial Times

Pay It Forward

Author : Catherine Ryan Hyde
ISBN : 9780743203890
Genre : Fiction
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An immediate bestseller when first published, Pay It Forward captured hearts all over the world, became a wildly popular film, and spawned a generation of increased altruism. This anniversary edition includes a new introduction by the author. It takes an inspiring and moving tale of a young boy who believed in the power of kindness and brings it to a new generation of readers. Twelve-year-old Trevor McKinney accepts his social studies teacher’s challenge: come up with a plan to change the world. His idea is simple: Do a good deed for three people and ask them to “pay it forward” to three others in need. He envisions a vast movement of kindness and goodwill spreading beyond his small California town and across the world. The project, however, appears to falter. Jerry, a bum who receives some allowance money from Trevor, returns to a life of dissolution. Trevor wants his pretty, hardworking mother—a woman who raised him lovingly despite struggles with alcoholism—to marry his teacher, Reuben St. Clair. Reuben is a scarred, bitter, untrusting man with a disfiguring injury from Vietnam. He seems to come alive only when in front of his class. For a time that matchmaking brings nothing but problems. Ultimately, though, unusual things start to happen. Crime rates dip across the nation, and nobody seems to know why. Then a journalist tracks down the source: an epidemic of random acts of kindness. Anyone who has ever despaired of one person’s ability to effect change will rejoice in Trevor’s courage and determination to see the good in everyone.

Beta Earth Legacy

Author : J.R. Napier
ISBN : 9781494719425
Genre : Fiction
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Our heroes from - Beta Earth: Between Worlds return. The now legendary status Clave. The stronghearted Lana. The ever vigilant Vin. The young prodigy Anul. The increasingly ambitious Gaidon. The hopelessly desperate Abel and the alloy enhanced enigma Kamon. All of them now older and more skilled. Will be put to the ultimate test as they are dragged into an ever growing war for Paradise. --KIRKUS REVIEW-- The search for Paradise, which people believe will be the only place to survive the fated collision between two inhabited planets, leads to endless battles in Napier’s (Beta Earth: Between Worlds 2.0 Edition, 2014, etc.) latest sci-fi outing. This collection comprises three stories, each drastically shorter than the last. In the first, “Awakening,” Theia, or Beta Earth, initially the “second chance” planet, has fallen prey to crimes and criminals that plague the original Earth. The new utopia is Paradise, which proves elusive. Factions such as the United Federation, a global military force, and Final Bloodline, a cult, are hunting members of Project Guardian. The members, free of “limiters” (which block people’s true potential for power), are more susceptible as vessels for Tryle, a dormant “messenger” who will lead the way to Paradise. Mercenary Clave tries to protect Raph, who survived a UF attack on Beta Earth, from succumbing to Tryle while dodging bounty hunter Gene, who’s out for revenge. “Awakening” is sometimes disjointed, coming across as a series of smaller battles with little story progression. There likewise isn’t resolution by the end, which feels like the conclusion of a chapter rather than a story. The sometimes lethal clashes, though, are entertaining, resembling Dungeons & Dragons games; those in confrontations, generally one-on-one, will often “score” a hit or blow. The second story, “System Failure,” is more focused, zeroing in on Montello (a small but notable character in “Awakening”), who helps hackers work remotely. He recruits them for an assault against the government and incurs the wrath and eventual retribution of Kid Vicious, whom Montello embarrassed during a display of skills. The exhilarating “System Failure” features numerous references to earlier characters. The much shorter final yarn, “A Boy and His Cat,” spotlights Travis, a significant character in a prior story (under another name), who endures a tragic event that ultimately leads to his powerful status later in life. Disjointed storylines don’t diminish Napier’s endearing and contagious adoration of the sci-fi genre. ---- The book is not your average read. If I may use a tree analogy. It's like reading different branches that form into a solid structure and dig to the roots. Be brave. Give it a chance and it will take you to the heights of euphoria. -JR Napier

The Silent Vow

Author : Gary Drewes
ISBN : 9781467819855
Genre : Fiction
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The onset of this Volume explores the life of an adult immature boy. He faces the emotional feelings of encountering an interpersonal relationship. These loving emotions were suppressed through drug abuse during life. Exposed to such feelings he failed to know how to handle this emotional state. Upon his separation from his first real girl friend he suffered a mental breakdown to the hands of an older friend giving him LSD. His trust in reality, his trust in the family, and his faith in mankind were demented. His hallucinating led him to his loss of personal responsibility. Upon breaking the law he was sent to jail and moved to a psychiatric facility to receive help. His therapy was geared to help a hostile and aggressive person. His mental state was one of chemically induced hallucinations and some psychotic fantasy. The imposed force of treatment was going to help him to deal with his aggression. Through therapy thee was hope in guiding the path to a more healthy and productive future. The boy was diagnosed with poor impulse controls. He was character sketched to be a heinous criminal. The preconceived notions were imposed that he was to have the characteristics of a person with aggressive tendencies. All hypothetical situations were leveraged to believe he would act violently. Predetermined behavioral states left him to be treated for a condition of possessing underlying hostilities. He was not to be trusted. Given many chance the boy showed that he could be a model patient. He showed he was able to comply with the rules. His learning about system showed where he was able to manipulate the system for personal gain. He had evolved and progressed in his criminal mentality to repeat his acts of aggression. The recidivism of a hardened criminal was surfacing in light of a potential healing process that was evolving.

You Can Do More That Matters

Author : Greg Hammond
ISBN : 9781599323428
Genre : Business & Economics
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Discover How to Live More & Give More Have you ever wondered how to create a personal legacy that will endure? Greg Hammond and Ron Ware help people just like you discover that both generous living and generous giving are possible! With their guidance, you can learn how to gain confidence, clarity, and financial freedom. You can create a life and legacy plan that provides abundantly for your family and makes a powerful impact on the charitable causes and organizations you care about most. After all, if you knew you could, wouldn’t you? A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be directed to the Do More That Matters Foundation Fund.

To Change The World And Other Stories

Author : Adam Pfeffer
ISBN : 9781440108129
Genre : Fiction
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Here's a truly eclectic collection of well-written short stories, ranging from the futuristic THE PERFECT WOMAN and THE LAST SOLDIER to the ethnic BLACKJACK and SUPERSTEIN. The enigmatic title story, TO CHANGE THE WORLD, is also included for a memorable reading experience. The compactness of many of the eighteen stories give them power and surprising impact. The diversity of the stories offered represent the full spectrum of the short story art form. So sit back and enjoy tales of fantasy, humor, and gripping drama, many intending a point and all of them meant to entertain. Whether it be about the medical marvels of the future, as in PANACEA, or the cruel horrors of the past, as in OUT FROM THE DARKNESS, all of the stories will keep you wanting more. From the delightful SPECIALTY OF THE HOUSE to the satiric THE THINKING ASYLUMS, this collection of entertaining stories is sure to keep the pages turning.

The Boy Who Stole Attila S Horse

Author : Iván Repila
ISBN : 9781782271451
Genre : Fiction
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A brave, original allegory of our modern world. 'It looks impossible to get out,' he says, 'But we'll get out'. Two brothers, Big and Small, are trapped at the bottom of a well. They have no food and little chance of rescue. Only the tempting spectre of insanity offers a way out. As Small's wits fail, Big formulates a desperate plan. With the authority of the darkest fables, and the horrifying inevitability of all-too-real life, Repila's unique allegory explores the depths of human desperation and, ultimately, our almost unending capacity for hope. Repila (b. Bilbao, 1978) is a Spanish writer celebrated for the originality and depth of his prose. He worked in cultural management and as an editor, before turning to writing with his highly acclaimed debut novel, Despicable Comedy. The Boy Who Stole Attila's Horse is his second novel and is his first book to appear in English.

Poisoned Sky

Author : Gordon Thomas
ISBN : 9781497663459
Genre : Fiction
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The New York Times–bestselling author brings back intelligence agent David Morton who must stop the deployment of a diabolical new weapon. After witnessing extensive air pollution in major US cities, a rogue Russian scientist knows there must be a way to exploit that weakness—and he’s come up with a bomb that does just that. But as the American president unveils a new initiative to radically change global environmental policies, he has his own deadly weapon at his side: intelligence operative David Morton . . . “Morton is smarter than Bond.” —Daily Mail

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