A Series Of Fortunate Events

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A Series of Fortunate Events
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Sean B. Carroll
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-02-15 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

"Fascinating and exhilarating—Sean B. Carroll at his very best."—Bill Bryson, author of The Body: A Guide for Occupants From acclaimed writer and biologist Sean B. Carroll, a rollicking, awe-inspiring story of the surprising power of chance in our lives and the world Why is the world the way it is? How did we get here? Does everything happen for a reason or are some things left to chance? Philosophers and theologians have pondered these questions for millennia, but startling scientific discoveries over the past half century are revealing that we live in a world driven by chance. A Series of Fortunate Events tells the story of the awesome power of chance and how it is the surprising source of all the beauty and diversity in the living world. Like every other species, we humans are here by accident. But it is shocking just how many things—any of which might never have occurred—had to happen in certain ways for any of us to exist. From an extremely improbable asteroid impact, to the wild gyrations of the Ice Age, to invisible accidents in our parents' gonads, we are all here through an astonishing series of fortunate events. And chance continues to reign every day over the razor-thin line between our life and death. This is a relatively small book about a really big idea. It is also a spirited tale. Drawing inspiration from Monty Python, Kurt Vonnegut, and other great thinkers, and crafted by one of today's most accomplished science storytellers, A Series of Fortunate Events is an irresistibly entertaining and thought-provoking account of one of the most important but least appreciated facts of life.
A Series of Unfortunate Events Collection: Books 4-6
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Lemony Snicket
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-12 - Publisher: Harper Collins

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES A Warning from the Publisher: Imagine you are wearing a bandage that needs to be removed. Are you the sort of person who tears the bandage right off, causing an enormous amount of pain in a short instance? Or do you prefer to spread your pain out over a longer period of time, by slowly unpeeling the bandage from your injury? If you are the first type of person, then this three-book electronic collection might be for you. All of the misery and woe available in three Lemony Snicket volumes—The Miserable Mill, The Austere Academy, and The Ersatz Elevator—have been joined into one compactly miserable package, so readers foolish enough to read about the Baudelaire orphans can be unnerved in a slightly more economical fashion. If you are the second type of person, then volumes four through six in A Series of Unfortunate Events might be for you. Even if you unwisely choose to read them at a more leisurely pace, you will encounter such atrocities as poorly paid employees, a hypnotist, an evil scheme, a gym teacher, dripping fungus, another evil scheme, a fake accent, three mysterious consonants, a red herring, and at least one more evil scheme. Of course, most people would prefer not to be injured at all. We salute these sensible people, who will doubtless not purchase any books by Lemony Snicket, no matter how conveniently bundled.
A Series of Unfortunate Events Collection: Books 10-13
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Lemony Snicket
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-06-12 - Publisher: Harper Collins

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES A Warning from the Publisher: If you have come this far, it is likely too late. Readers who have experienced the first nine volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket are usually so weakened by their dreadful knowledge of the Baudelaire orphans' story that they spend most of their time moaning and weeping, and have no strength to read The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril, or The End. If, by chance, your moaning and weeping is more or less under control, there is no need to further risk your physical, emotional, and literary health by reading the four remaining volumes in the series. It would be better to regain your strength by spending your time indulging in less alarming activities, such as whistling or making cupcakes for the elderly. After all, this collection contains all of the calamities in the last four volumes of A Series of Unfortunate Events, including abandoned condiments, cigarette smoking, a shocking revelation, a ridiculous laugh, a fearsome storm, a herd of wild sheep, a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents, another shocking revelation, and Phil. There is no need to expose yourself to such atrocities, not after all you've been through already.
A Series of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope
Language: en
Pages: 352
Authors: Lemony Snicket
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-10-13 - Publisher: Harper Collins

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES Like bad smells, uninvited weekend guests or very old eggs, there are some things that ought to be avoided. Snicket's saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to alarm its distressed and suspicious fans the world over. The tenth book in this outrageous publishing effort features more than the usual dose of distressing details, such as snow gnats, an organised troupe of youngsters, an evil villain with a dastardly plan, a secret headquarters and some dangerous antics you should not try at home. With the weather turning colder, this is one chilling book you would be better off without.
A Series of Fortunate Events
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: David Kramer
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-07 - Publisher:

Was the birth of Jesus a random event, the result of fortune and the avoidance of unfortunate events? Or was it planned and carried out through a series of fortunate events? 25 daily devotional readings, one for each of the days of December leading up to Christmas.
The Druid, a series of miscellaneous essays [by J. Kennedy].
Language: en
Pages: 80
Authors: James Kennedy
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1812 - Publisher:

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Barack Obama: The Voice of an American Leader
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Joann F. Price
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-11-21 - Publisher: ABC-CLIO

By any measure, the 2008 presidential race has been historic. The race has created an enthusiasm and a high degree of interest in politics few have ever seen before. At the center of the race is Barack Obama, the first African American to become the presumptive Democratic nominee. Many Americans agree with his politics, and many don't, but most agree he is an incredible force in today's highly-charged political world, and has come along at one of the most crucial, difficult times in our nation's history. For a sense of what has transpired in this campaign and how it is different from others in America's history, this book looks at one candidate from the perspective of quotations, made by and about Barack Obama. Thematically arranged chapter highlight topics including Obama's heritage, his family, state and national politics, his run for the presidency, the issues of the day, community activism and service, and thoughts on race and faith. Each chapter contains an introduction and many of the quotations are supported with background information to give students and general readers a better understanding of the current events and political issues at play. Ideal for student assignments as well as for reading cover to cover, this volume offers the most representative, revealing, and often controversial quotes by and about a man who has created a movement in American politics.
Digging Through History
Language: en
Pages: 278
Authors: Richard A. Freund
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-27 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Digging through History follows rabbi and archaeologist Richard Freund's journey through some of the most fascinating archaeological sites of human history including the mysterious Atlantis, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the long-buried Holocaust camp Sobibor. Each chapter takes readers through a different archaeological site, showing what we can learn about past religious life and religious faith through the artifacts found there, as well as what has given each site such strong "staying power" over time."
Jodie: This is the Book of You
Language: en
Pages: 192
Authors: Randa Abdel-Fattah
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-09-01 - Publisher: Scholastic Australia

Best friends Jodie, Rania and Deyana can’t believe what they have found in the school library — a mysterious book that writes itself, just for them. Jodie’s life is difficult enough — her father is in a new relationship and she’s trying to get used to having a step-sister. The advice the book is giving her is so confusing. Who is the ghostly writer? What does she want?
Each Breath Along the Journey
Language: en
Pages: 246
Authors: Anne Dennish
Categories: Self-Help
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-11-22 - Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

“Each Breath Along The Journey” is a collection of short stories based on the personal experiences of the writer and how she survived them. This book is filled with the life lessons that the author has learned throughout her life, from her divorce and being on her own to raise five children to surviving breast cancer. Some stories will make you cry and some will make you laugh, yet you’ll know that you’re not alone in this world.
COMPLETE WRECK (A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, BOOKS 1-13).
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: LEMONY. SNICKET
Categories: Self-Help
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An History of England, in a Series of Letters from a Nobleman to His Son
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Oliver Goldsmith
Categories: Great Britain
Type: BOOK - Published: 1786 - Publisher:

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