The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Vintage

ISBN:0679462708

Total Pages:368

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Throughout history, from the time of Socrates to our own modern age, the human race has sought the answers to fundamental questions of life: Who are we? Why are we here? In his previous national bestsellers, The Discoverers and The Creators , Daniel J. Boorstin first told brilliantly how e discovered the reality of our world, and then he celebrated man's achievements in the arts. He now turns to the great figures in history who sought meaning and purpose in our existence. Boorstin says our Western culture has seen three grand epics of Seeking. First there was the heroic way of prophets and philosophers--men like Moses or Job or Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, as well as those in the communities of the early church universities and the Protestant Reformation--seeking salvation or truth from the god above or the reason within each of us. Then came an age of communal seeking, with people like Thucydides and Thomas More and Machiavelli and Voltaire pursuing civilization and the liberal spirit. Finally, there was an age of the social sciences, when man seemed ruled by the forces of history. Here are the absorbing stories of exceptional men such as Marx, Spengler, and Toynbee, Carlyle and Emerson, and Malraux, Bergson, and Einstein. These great thinkers still have the power to speak to us, not always so much for their answers as for their way of asking the questions that never cease either to intrigue or to obsess us. In this impressive climax to a monumental trilogy, Daniel J. Boorstin once again shows that his ability to present challenging ideas, coupled with sharp portraits of great writers and thinkers, remains unparalleled.

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The Seekers

Author:John Densmore

Publisher:Hachette Books

ISBN:0306846225

Total Pages:240

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The iconic drummer of The Doors investigates his own relationship with creativity and explores the meaning of artistry with other artists and performers in this compelling and spellbinding memoir. Whether it's the curiosity that blossoms after we listen to our favorite band's newest record, or the sheer admiration we feel after watching a knockout performance, many of us have experienced art so pure-so innovative-that we can't help but wonder afterwards: "How did they do that?" And yet, few of us are in a position to be able to ask those memorable legends where their inspiration comes from and how they translated it into something fresh and new. Fortunately for us, this book is here to offer us a bridge. In The Seekers, John Densmore—the iconic drummer of The Doors and author of the New York Times bestseller Riders onthe Storm—digs deep into his own process and draws upon his privileged access to his fellow artists and performers in order to explore the origins of creativity itself. Weaving together anecdotes from the author's personal notebooks and experiences over the past fifty years, this book takes readers on a rich, thought-provoking journey into the soul of the artist. By understanding creativity's roots, Densmore ultimately introduces us to the realm of everyday inspirations that imbue our lives with meaning. Inspired by the classic spiritual memoir Meetings with Remarkable Men, this book is fueled by Densmore's abundant collection of transformative experiences—both personal and professional—with everyone from Ravi Shankar to Patti Smith, Jim Morrison to Janis Joplin, Bob Marley to Gustavo Dudamel, Lou Reed to Van Morrison, Jerry Lee Lewis to his own dear, late Doors bandmate Ray Manzarek. Ultimately, the result is not only a look into the hearts and minds of some of the most important artists of the past century—but a way for readers to identify and ignite their own creative spark, and light their own fire.

The Seekers

Author:Hari & Deepti

Publisher:Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN:1524701548

Total Pages:40

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A small band of brave adventurers journey to save their village in this stunning debut picture book from papercut artists Hari & Deepti. Perfect for fans of Aaron Becker's Journey. Mio and Nao live in the valley of Krum, above a great river that provides everything they need to survive. As children, their grandfather told tales of the Silver Fox and Fire Wolf, tales everyone else believed were only legends--everyone, that is, but Mio. When the life-giving river that flows through their village is mysteriously threatened, Mio and Nao set out beyond their valley to find out what has gone wrong. The farther they get from home, they find lifeless trees and skies filled with smoke. The other villagers grow weary of their mission until they are confronted with their childhood legends come to vivid life and have to risk everything to save their home. Depicted through intricate cut-paper art, this memorable tale will remind readers of the importance of home while still striving to discover the world around you.

The Seekers

Author:Heather Graham

Publisher:MIRA

ISBN:1488096600

Total Pages:384

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THE TRUTH IS SCARIER THAN FICTION Keri Wolf has joined the crew of The Seekers, a show that searches for paranormal phenomena, as they explore a supposedly haunted old inn on the road between Philadelphia and Harrisburg. The place is famous for its warm welcome—and infamous for being the site of an ax murder rampage in the 1920s. They’ve barely begun when a very real dead body is discovered in the basement. As a nonfiction author, Keri is supposed to be the rational one, but she can’t explain a terrifying apparition that seems to be both a threat and a warning. Former detective Joe Dunhill knows what she’s going through—the strange gift of being able to see and talk to the dead is a struggle he shares. A new member of the FBI’s Krewe of Hunters, he’s on the team investigating the disturbing death. The town is steeped in old-fashioned superstition, and the deeper Joe and Keri plunge into the dark secrets of the inn, the closer they get to a devastating truth. Will a bloody history be repeated? Or can the spirits of the past reach out to stop a killer?

The Seekers

Author:Billijo Doll

Publisher:PublishAmerica

ISBN:1413711014

Total Pages:108

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The war is over. But the terror isn't. Perils of starvation, marauders, and predators continue. The threat of capture by THE SEEKERS frightens the survivors. Seekers scan the countryside in planes equipped with infra-red scanners. When survivors are located, ground troops seize them. Prisoners of war are put into concentration camps. Peter and the other survivors create a sanctuary in the hills. They learn how to take care of themselves and have fun doing it. But can they figure out how to thwart the Seekers? How will they escape the infra-red scanners? Will they be able to foil the menace of THE SEEKERS?

The Seekers

Author:John Jakes

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:1453255923

Total Pages:538

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Abraham Kent leaves Boston to find his destiny on America’s frontier in this saga by the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of North and South. Continuing the saga of the Kent family, John Jakes turns his masterful eye to the settlement of the untamed American West. Abraham Kent, the son of Philip Kent and Anne Ware, fought valiantly on the frontier, only to return home to Boston and a life he doesn’t want. Determined not to live in his father’s shadow, Abraham and his young bride join the wave of pioneers carving out farms in the turbulent, dangerous West. But life on the nation’s frontier soon becomes more than their fledgling family can endure. Furthering his reign as the living master of American historical fiction, Jakes unfurls the epic of The Seekers. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

The Seekers of Shar-Nuhn

Author:Ardath Mayhar

Publisher:Wildside Press LLC

ISBN:1434403017

Total Pages:184

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The mage Kla-Noh and his foster son, Si-Lun, are "Seekers After Secrets." In their fantasy adventures, they aid a woman from another dimension, calm a Weatherwitch, and heal the Beast in the Barrens, among others. Classic fantasy in the tradition of Lord Dunsany and Jack Vance, part of the Tales of the Triple Moons series.

The Titans

Author:John Jakes

Publisher:Open Road Media

ISBN:145325594X

Total Pages:632

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The Kent family faces internal clashes as the Civil War ignites—from the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of North and South. In the hellish years of the Civil War, the Kent family faces its greatest trials yet. Louis, the devious son of the late Amanda Kent, is in control of the dynasty—and of its seemingly inevitable collapse. His cousin Jephtha Kent, meanwhile, backs the abolitionist cause, while his sons remain devoted Southerners. As the country fractures around the Kents, John Jakes introduces characters that include some of the most famous Americans of this defining era. Spanning the full breadth of the Civil War—from the brutal frontlines in the South to the political tangle in Washington—The Titans chronicles two struggles for identity: the country’s and the Kents’. This ebook features an illustrated biography of John Jakes including rare images from the author’s personal collection.

Seeker

Author:Arwen Elys Dayton

Publisher:Delacorte Press

ISBN:0385378572

Total Pages:448

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“Katniss and Tris would approve.”—TeenVogue.com The night Quin Kincaid takes her Oath, she will become what she has trained to be her entire life. She will become a Seeker. This is her legacy, and it is an honor. As a Seeker, Quin will fight beside her two closest companions, Shinobu and John, to protect the weak and the wronged. Together they will stand for light in a shadowy world. And she'll be with the boy she loves--who's also her best friend. But the night Quin takes her Oath, everything changes. Being a Seeker is not what she thought. Her family is not what she thought. Even the boy she loves is not who she thought. And now it's too late to walk away. "This book will not disappoint."-USAToday.com "Fans of Veronica Roth’s Divergent, Marie Lu’s Legend, and Suzanne Collins’s The Hunger Games series: your next obsession has arrived."-School Library Journal "In this powerful beginning to a complex family saga...Dayton excels at creating memorable characters."-Publishers Weekly “[A] genre-blending sci-fi, fantasy…[with] action-packed scenes.”—Booklist "Secrets, danger, and romance meet in this unforgettable epic fantasy." —Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Beautiful Creatures & author of Unbreakable "A tightly-woven, action-packed story of survivial and adventure, Seeker is perfect for fans of Game of Thrones." —Tahereh Mafi, author of the New York Times bestselling Shatter Me series

Seekers #1: The Quest Begins

Author:Erin Hunter

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061973645

Total Pages:320

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The first book in a thrilling animal fantasy series following the epic journey of three bears, from the #1 nationally bestselling author of Warriors. When three young bears from different species—black, polar, and grizzly—are separated from their families, fate brings them together on a path that will change their lives forever. Along the way, they will face great danger, terrible tragedies, new landscapes, and situations that require all their ingenuity to survive. For fans of Warriors, Survivors, and animal fantasy series like Wings of Fire and Foxcraft, Seekers is a sweeping and incredible journey through the beautiful, dangerous world of wild bears.

Seekers of the Wild Realm

Author:Alexandra Ott

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1534438602

Total Pages:400

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Fablehaven meets How to Train Your Dragon in this action-packed fantasy about a young boy and girl who become reluctant allies when caring for a baby dragon—the first in brand-new duology! Twelve-year-old Bryn has always dreamed of becoming a Seeker, just like her dad. Only the Seekers are allowed to journey from their small village into the fantastical, untamed wilderness of their island known as the Wild Realm. Once there, they obtain magical items for the village and use magic to protect and heal the incredible creatures native to the Realm. When one of the elderly Seekers retires, leaving a vacant position, Bryn knows this may be her chance. There’s just one problem: Only boys have ever been Seekers. And the training master makes it clear he will not be training a girl. But then Bryn’s biggest rival for the Seeker position, a boy named Ari, shows up at her door. He reveals the baby dragon he’s been hiding, and the two strike a deal—if Bryn helps care for the dragon, Ari will share all his training with her. Even as the two bond over their love of magical animals and their secret trips into the Wild Realm, Bryn doesn’t completely trust Ari’s motives. Especially as she suspects Ari may know more than he’s letting on about the enemy clan stirring up unrest in their village. When all these secrets come to a head and the stakes are at their highest, Bryn realizes it’s up to her to save her family…and the Realm.

The Seeker

Author:Sandy James

Publisher:James Gang Publishing

ISBN:1940295092

Total Pages:230

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Throughout the horrifying months since the alien Vymalns conquered Earth, Kara Michaels has managed to elude capture. Until now. She is about to lose hope when she is rescued by Seeker Aiodhan Reil, an elite warrior of Tirios sent to Earth by the Praemons, precognizant children who can predict which Vymalns will threaten their homeworld. Although intimidated by his strength, Kara is drawn to Aiodhan’s air of mystery. Upon discovering that he is also an alien, she fears that his race will pose an additional threat to Earth’s freedom. Aiodan’s mission doesn’t include falling in love with a human female or liberating her father from an internment camp. He must find a way to keep his vows and still protect Kara, just as she must put aside her hatred of aliens to allow Aiodhan into her heart. Only then can they work together to rescue humankind from cruel enslavement. **Contains adult language and love scenes

The Seeker

Author:S.G. MacLean

Publisher:Quercus Publishing

ISBN:1782061665

Total Pages:416

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A bloody murder. An open and shut case? In Oliver Cromwell's London, nothing is as it seems - Captain Damian Seeker must battle to find justice, when an innocent man's life hangs in the balance. 'Challenges CJ Sansom for dominion of historical crime' Sunday Times 'The best historical crime novel of the year' Sunday Express London, 1654. Oliver Cromwell is at the height of his power and has declared himself Lord Protector. Yet he has many enemies, at home and abroad. London is a complex web of spies and merchants, priests and soldiers, exiles and assassins. One of the web's most fearsome spiders is Damian Seeker, agent of the Lord Protector. No one knows where Seeker comes from, who his family is, or even his real name. All that is known of him for certain is that he is utterly loyal to Cromwell, and that nothing can be long hidden from him. In the city, coffee houses are springing up, fashionable places where men may meet to plot and gossip. Suddenly they are ringing with news of a murder. John Winter, hero of Cromwell's all-powerful army, is dead, and the lawyer, Elias Ellingworth, found standing over the bleeding body, clutching a knife. Yet despite the damning evidence, Seeker is not convinced of Ellingworth's guilt. He will stop at nothing to bring the killer to justice: and Seeker knows better than any man where to search.

The Seeker and the Beginning

Author:Shaiksphere

Publisher:LifeRich Publishing

ISBN:1489702679

Total Pages:144

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A beginning in the shadows of a basement turns into a multinational chase. Sometimes it looks like an unsolvable race. Other times, it just frustrates. Patience eludes all. But someone makes it happen. Someone pushes hard. Someone reaches it. Someone grabs it. It’s the one who makes him seek...

The Summer Seekers

Author:Sarah Morgan

Publisher:HQN Books

ISBN:1488077827

Total Pages:384

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“The ultimate road-trippin’ beach read and just what we all need after the long lockdown.” —Booklist, STARRED REVIEW for THE SUMMER SEEKERS “The Summer Seekers is the ultimate road trip book.”—Susan Wiggs, #1 New York Times bestselling author Get swept into a summer of sunshine, soul-searching and shameless matchmaking with this delightfully bighearted road-trip adventure by USA TODAY bestselling author Sarah Morgan! Kathleen is eighty years old. After she has a run-in with an intruder, her daughter wants her to move into a residential home. But she’s not having any of it. What she craves—what she needs—is adventure. Liza is drowning in the daily stress of family life. The last thing she needs is her mother jetting off on a wild holiday, making Liza long for a solo summer of her own. Martha is having a quarter-life crisis. Unemployed, unloved and uninspired, she just can’t get her life together. But she knows something has to change. When Martha sees Kathleen’s advertisement for a driver and companion to share an epic road trip across America with, she decides this job might be the answer to her prayers. She's not the world's best driver, but anything has to be better than living with her parents. And traveling with a stranger? No problem. Anyway, how much trouble can one eighty-year-old woman be? As these women embark on the journey of a lifetime, they all discover it's never too late to start over…

The Seeker's Guide

Author:Elizabeth Lesser

Publisher:Ballantine Books

ISBN:0345516583

Total Pages:464

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In 1977, Elizabeth Lesser cofounded the Omega Institute, now America's largest adult-education center focusing on wellness and spirituality. Working with many of the eminent thinkers of our times, including Zen masters, rabbis, Christian monks, psychologists, scientists, and an array of noted American figures--from L.A. Lakers coach Phil Jackson to author Maya Angelou--Lesser found that by combining a variety of religious, psychological, and healing traditions, each of us has the unique ability to satisfy our spiritual hunger. In The Seeker's Guid, she synthesizes the lessons learned from an immersion into the world's wisdom traditions and intertwines them with illuminating stories from her daily life. Recounting her own trials and errors and offering meditative exercises, she shows the reader how to create a personal practice, gauge one's progress, and choose effective spiritual teachers and habits. Warm, accessible, and wise, this book provides directions through the four landscapes of the spiritual journey: THE MIND: learning meditation to ease stress and anxiety THE HEART: dealing with grief, loss, and pain; opening the heart and becoming fully alive THE BODY: returning the body to the spiritual fold to heal and overcome the fear of aging and death THE SOUL: experiencing daily life as an adventure of meaning and mystery

Seekers #5: Fire in the Sky

Author:Erin Hunter

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061993638

Total Pages:288

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The spirits dance like fire in the sky. . . . The three cubs—Kallik, Toklo, and Lusa—along with their shape-shifting companion, Ujurak, stand on the edge of the sea-ice under the blazing Northern Lights. The land has come to an end, but the bears' journey is far from over. Now they must put their trust in Kallik's paws, as she feels the ice pulling her out toward the ocean. Life on the ice is more difficult than the bears imagined. While Kallik struggles to remember her polar bear roots, Toklo bristles in the unfamiliar territory and Lusa gets weaker by the day; black and brown bears don't belong on the ice. Meanwhile, Ujurak learns firsthand what lurks beneath the whorls and bubbles of the ice, and what he discovers will change everything. Just when it seems like they'll never survive in the frozen wilderness, a mystical encounter with a bear spirit assures them that all will be well. But this strange vision leads to even more questions, and ultimately it might tear the bears apart—this time for good—as the next steps of their journey come into focus.

When Prophecy Fails

Author:Leon Festinger,Stanley Schachter

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1625589778

Total Pages:215

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The study reported in this volume grew out of some theoretical work, one phase of which bore specifically on the behavior of individuals in social movements that made specific (and unfulfilled) prophecies. We had been forced to depend chiefly on historical records to judge the adequacy of our theoretical ideas until we by chance discovered the social movement that we report in this book. At the time we learned of it, the movement was in mid-career but the prophecy about which it was centered had not yet been disconfirmed. We were understandably eager to undertake a study that could test our theoretical ideas under natural conditions. That we were able to do this study was in great measure due to the support obtained through the Laboratory for Research in Social Relations of the University of Minnesota. This study is a project of the Laboratory and was carried out while we were all members of its staff. We should also like to acknowledge the help we received through a grant-in-aid from the Ford Foundation to one of the authors, a grant that made preliminary exploration of the field situation possible.

Finders Seekers

Author:Gayle Greeno

Publisher:Penguin

ISBN:1440673055

Total Pages:512

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Their technological resources destroyed, a colonizing expedition from Earth has been stranded on the world of Methuen for over two hundred years. Their continued survival is largely due to the organization of healers known as the Eumedicos and to the Seekers Veritas, a unique group composed of pairs of Bondmates, one human and one ghatti—a telepathic catlike being native to Methuen who bonds with a specific human for life. These Bondmates travel from town to town, settling disputes by truth-reading the minds and emotions of plaintiffs and defendants. While most people respect the Seekers, there are those who fear the ghatti powers. And now someone has begun attacking Seeker pairs. What no one knows is that this destroyer has targeted one specific pair of Bondmates as special victims—the woman Doyce and the ghatta Khar'pern. For the key to defeating this deadly foe is locked away in Doyce's mind behind barriers even her ghattas has never been able to break down.

The Seeker

Author:Ann H. Gabhart

Publisher:Revell

ISBN:9781441211842

Total Pages:416

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Charlotte Vance is a young woman who knows what she wants. But when the man she planned to marry joins the Shakers--a religious group that does not marry--she is left dumbfounded. And when her father brings home a new wife who is young enough to be Charlotte's sister, it is more than she can bear. With the country--and her own household--on the brink of civil war, this pampered gentlewoman hatches a plan to avoid her new stepmother and win back her man by joining the Shaker community at Harmony Hill. Little does she know that this decision will lead her down a road toward unforeseen peace--and a very unexpected love. Ann H. Gabhart brings alive the strikingly different worlds of the Southern gentry, the simple Shakers, and the ravages of war to weave a touching story of love, freedom, and forgiveness that sticks with readers long after they have turned the last page.

The Seeker's Guide to The Secret Teachings of All Ages

Author:Mitch Horowitz

Publisher:Gildan Media LLC aka G&D Media

ISBN:1722524138

Total Pages:362

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A KEY TO THE MYSTERIES No other book in history has done more to clarify the Esoteric, mystical, and occult traditions of the world than Manly P. Hall’s The Secret Teachings of All Ages. Now, historian Mitch Horowitz provides the first companion work to Hall’s opus. The Secret Teachings of All Ages helps twenty=first-century readers enter and experience (or re-experience) Hall’s hallowed pages and also clarifies and expands on some of the book’s key themes and topics. Mitch explores developments and historical discoveries since hall published his “Great Book” nearly a century ago and adds fresh dimensions to subjects including: • The antiquity and legacy of Ancient Egypt. • The mystical origins of the world’s major faiths. • Strange beasts and anomalies in history and today. • The origins and esotericism of Tarot. • Secret Societies in Myth and Fact. • The enduring relevance of astrology. Authorized by Manly P. Hall’s Philosophical Research Society, The Secret Teachings of All Ages is a feast of esoteric exploration on its own and a worthy companion to history’s unparalleled encyclopedia arcana. “Mitchis a fantastic tour guide to the fringes of reason, high weirdness, deep esoterica, secret societies, and mystery religions.” –BoingBoing “Has the rare gift of making the esoteric accessible to discerning masses.” –HuffPost

The Seeker and the Monk

Author:Sophfronia Scott

Publisher:Broadleaf Books

ISBN:1506464971

Total Pages:240

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What if we truly belong to each other? What if we are all walking around shining like the sun? Mystic, monk, and activist Thomas Merton asked those questions in the twentieth century. Writer Sophfronia Scott is asking them today. In The Seeker and the Monk, Scott mines the extensive private journals of one of the most influential contemplative thinkers of the past for guidance on how to live in these fraught times. As a Black woman who is not Catholic, Scott both learns from and pushes back against Merton, holding spirited, and intimate conversations on race, ambition, faith, activism, nature, prayer, friendship, and love. She asks: What is the connection between contemplation and action? Is there ever such a thing as a wrong answer to a spiritual question? How do we care about the brutality in the world while not becoming overwhelmed by it? By engaging in this lively discourse, readers will gain a steady sense of how to dwell more deeply within--and even to love--this despairing and radiant world.

Managing Innovation: Understanding And Motivating Crowds

Author:Brem Alexander,Tidd Joe,Daim Tugrul U

Publisher:World Scientific

ISBN:1786346508

Total Pages:448

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Managing Innovation is a three-part series covering contemporary technology and innovation management research areas. Each volume comprises key articles from both the International Journal of Innovation Management and the International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, published by World Scientific, and provides an international, disciplinary approach across its broad coverage of topics.Relevant for both academics and practitioners, this volume focuses on key aspects of crowd innovation including motivations, challenges and benefits of this approach.

The Creators

Author:Daniel J. Boorstin

Publisher:Vintage

ISBN:0307817210

Total Pages:832

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By piecing the lives of selected individuals into a grand mosaic, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Daniel J. Boorstin explores the development of artistic innovation over 3,000 years. A hugely ambitious chronicle of the arts that Boorstin delivers with the scope that made his Discoverers a national bestseller. Even as he tells the stories of such individual creators as Homer, Joyce, Giotto, Picasso, Handel, Wagner, and Virginia Woolf, Boorstin assembles them into a grand mosaic of aesthetic and intellectual invention. In the process he tells us not only how great art (and great architecture and philosophy) is created, but where it comes from and how it has shaped and mirrored societies from Vedic India to the twentieth-century United States.

The Story of the Treasure Seekers (尋寶奇謀)

Author:E. Nesbit

Publisher:Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.

ISBN:

Total Pages:20

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Edith Nesbit (1858-1924) was an English author and poet who wrote and collaborated on over 60 books of children's fiction, and is considered today to be one of the founders of modern children's literature. Many of Nesbit's works have been adapted for film and plays, and her popular fantasy stories set the standard for modern children's writers like J. K. Rowling and C. S. Lewis. "The Story of the Treasure Seekers" was Nesbit's first novel, published in 1899, and set a new precedent for English children's literature. The book is the first in a five-piece series called The Bastables Series, based around the six Bastable children: Dora, Oswald, Dicky, Alice, Noel, and Horace Octavius (H.O.). The young narrator's identity is kept a secret, inviting the reader to deduce which of the intrepid Bastable children is the story-teller as they set off to restore their family's fallen fortunes. Readers will love this optimistic and lively tale of good intentions gone hilariously awry.

The Shell Seekers

Author:Rosamunde Pilcher

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1250032199

Total Pages:560

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At the end of a long and useful life, Penelope Keeling's prized possession is The Shell Seekers, painted by her father, and symbolizing her unconventional life, from bohemian childhood to wartime romance. When her grown children learn their grandfather's work is now worth a fortune, each has an idea as to what Penelope should do. But as she recalls the passions, tragedies, and secrets of her life, she knows there is only one answer...and it lies in her heart, in this beloved Cornwall novel from Rosamunde Pilcher.

Design of Guidance and Control Systems for Tactical Missiles

Author:Qi Zaikang,Lin Defu

Publisher:CRC Press

ISBN:1000680673

Total Pages:240

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Design of Guidance and Control Systems for Tactical Missiles presents a modern, comprehensive study of the latest design methods for tactical missile guidance and control. It analyzes autopilot designs, seeker system designs, guidance laws and theories, and the internal and external disturbances affecting the performance factors of missile guidance control systems. The text combines detailed examination of key theories with practical coverage of methods for advanced missile guidance control systems. It is valuable content for professors and graduate-level students in missile guidance and control, as well as engineers and researchers who work in the area of tactical missile guidance and control.

Seekers #2: Great Bear Lake

Author:Erin Hunter

Publisher:Harper Collins

ISBN:0061973653

Total Pages:320

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The second book in a thrilling animal fantasy series following the epic journey of three bears, from the #1 nationally bestselling author of Warriors. Three bear cubs from three different species—black, polar, and grizzly—and a mysterious shape-shifting bear named Ujurak have found themselves brought together to journey toward the Northern Lights. Now their paths have converged at Great Bear Lake, where all bears gather to celebrate the Longest Day. But danger lurks ahead, and the young bears’ determination will be tested as they fight to survive the harsh realities of the wild. For fans of Warriors, Survivors, and animal fantasy series like Wings of Fire and Foxcraft, Seekers is a sweeping and incredible journey through the beautiful, dangerous world of wild bears.

Dig

Author:David Nichols

Publisher:Verse Chorus Press

ISBN:1891241613

Total Pages:608

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David Nichols tells the story of Australian rock and pop music from 1960 to 1985 – formative years in which the nation cast off its colonial cultural shackles and took on the world. Generously illustrated and scrupulously researched, Dig combines scholarly accuracy with populist flair. Nichols is an unfailingly witty and engaging guide, surveying the fertile and varied landscape of Australian popular music in seven broad historical chapters, interspersed with shorter chapters on some of the more significant figures of each period. The result is a compelling portrait of a music scene that evolves in dynamic interaction with those in the United States and the UK, yet has always retained a strong sense of its own identity and continues to deliver new stars – and cult heroes – to a worldwide audience. Dig is a unique achievement. The few general histories to date have been highlight reels, heavy on illustration and short on detail. And while there have been many excellent books on individual artists, scenes and periods, and a couple of first-rate encylopedias, there’s never been a book that told the whole story of the irresistible growth and sweep of a national music culture. Until now . . .

The Comet Seekers

Author:Helen Sedgwick

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:1443449571

Total Pages:304

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A timeless love story and a magical, intoxicating debut for readers of The Miniaturist and The Time Traveler's Wife. From a remote research base in Antarctica to witch burnings in Bayeux, The Comet Seekers is a romantic, mesmerizing love story about two strangers who find themselves connected by the passing of the great comets overhead and haunted by the ancestors who bind them together. Roisin and François are strangers—or so they think—when they meet on the frozen ice sheets of Antarctica as Comet Giacobini fractures overhead. Both are compelled to explore the world but to do so both have left family behind. As we loop back through their lives, glimpsing each of them only when a comet is visible in the skies above, we see how their paths cross as they come closer and closer to this moment. As the story moves back through the centuries to reveal the lives of their ancestors—from an accused witch to a young woman desperately embroidering Halley’s Comet onto the Bayeux Tapestry—it shows how strangers can be connected and ghosts can be real, and how the way we choose to see the world can be as tragic or as beautiful as the comets themselves.

Social Psychology

Author:Daniel W. Barrett

Publisher:SAGE Publications

ISBN:1506310613

Total Pages:696

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Employing a lively and accessible writing style, author Daniel W. Barrett integrates up-to-date coverage of social psychology’s core theories, concepts, and research with a discussion of emerging developments in the field—including social neuroscience and the social psychology of happiness, religion, and sustainability. Engaging examples, Applying Social Psychology sections, and a wealth of pedagogical features help readers cultivate a deep understanding of the causes of social behavior.

Hide and Seeker

Author:Daka Hermon

Publisher:Scholastic Inc.

ISBN:1338583646

Total Pages:320

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One of our most iconic childhood games receives a creepy twist as it becomes the gateway to a nightmare world.

ALT•4•1

Author:Michael A. Occhionero

Publisher:AOS Publishing Inc

ISBN:1999110528

Total Pages:265

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In the turn 2099, the world has become starkly divided between the progress-obsessed Metropolis, and the isolated, exploited outside. In the Metropolis, the Users have become entirely dependent on their ever-expanding grid. Sustained through Poplar Corp.’s updates, the technologically enhanced Users work in unison toward their final end, ALT•4•1- an update that will alter the User in ways unimaginable. However, after a lifetime building Poplar Corp. and the Metropolis from the ground up, Dr. Mulligan has had an epiphany. With Beall’s help, Dr. Mulligan has rallied an organized pushback against the Users. The outsiders will not go down without a fight, even if they don’t know exactly who, or what they are fighting against… Exploring humankind’s relations with technology, ALT•4•1 is an inquisition into what it truly means to be human.

The Discoverers

Author:Daniel J. Boorstin

Publisher:Vintage

ISBN:0307773558

Total Pages:768

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An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him. In the compendious history, Boorstin not only traces man's insatiable need to know, but also the obstacles to discovery and the illusion that knowledge can also put in our way. Covering time, the earth and the seas, nature and society, he gathers and analyzes stories of the man's profound quest to understand his world and the cosmos.

Dem Haoles

Author:Brian M. Gilpin

Publisher:Xlibris Corporation

ISBN:166417639X

Total Pages:266

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Dem Haoles is an innovative and entertaining study of white privilege. Set against the backdrop of Hawaii, Dem Haoles explores how white people or haoles are portrayed and why. The exploration is guided by the concept of images or archetypes, employed to classify and dissect haole representation. Dem Haoles mines normally mundane entertainment vehicles like romantic comedies and action hero dramas and reveals that these artifacts of popular culture are more than mindless entertainment. They are in fact well camouflaged political messaging. The focus on popular culture examined through image analysis makes Dem Haoles entertaining and informative. The examination of popular media is detailed and thorough and will evoke deep nostalgic sentiments. While the insightful analysis of images, its mechanics, and intent will provoke critical thinking. Together this combination makes Dem Haoles a unique and rewarding experience that will both invalidate old perceptions about Hawaii and ruin the simple pleasure of mindless entertainment.

Seeker

Author:Jim Crawford

Publisher:Page Publishing Inc

ISBN:1642144479

Total Pages:718

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A small boy is abandoned into great peril under a great city. The 7-year-old feral boy is captured by a criminal child-seller. He is involved in a traffic accident where he is misidentified as a privileged person and is given expensive medical care. When it is discovered that he does not deserve the treatment, he is Debt Bonded into an international military anti-terrorist force. He matures and becomes a famous warrior. The warrior goes into a violent combat assignment and is inju

W.B. Yeats

Author:Heather C. Martin

Publisher:Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN:1554587417

Total Pages:168

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W. B. Yeats spent a great deal of his life immersing himself in magical, mystical, and philosophic studies in order, as he claimed, to devise a personal system of thought “that would leave [his] ... imagination free to create as it chose and yet make all that it created, or could create, part of the one history, and that the soul's.” He succeeded in developing a cohesive metaphysics, and one which is surprisingly original. While he set it down in a series of philosophical treatises culminating in A Vision, it is most clearly elaborated in his plays, which breathe life and meaning into the rather obscure statements of the treatises. In this book, the author traces “the history of the soul” as it is developed in Yeats's plays. She elucidates the underlying system of thought in the drama and establishes its importance to the aim and execution of the plays by drawing attention to a few of the central themes, metaphors, and symbols through which it is developed. The manuscript and the earliest published versions of the plays are indispensable to this study as they retain much of the abstract thought which Yeats eliminated from the later versions. Martin traces the development of the metaphors and images which gradually replaced Yeats's abstractions. In the process, she is able to uncover new meaning in the plays, as many subtle and obscure passages become clearly understandable.

Evidence-Informed Assessment and Practice in Child Welfare

Author:John S. Wodarski,Michael J. Holosko,Marvin D. Feit

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:331912045X

Total Pages:304

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This practice-oriented text presents evidence-based assessment methods and interventions that have been extensively field-tested in child welfare settings. The contributors offer empirical and field insights, comprehensive treatment models, and curricula in key areas such as child maltreatment, substance abuse, parent training, social skills, and youth employment interventions. For the professional reader, the book offers real-world guidance on social work practice, from hiring opportunities within a system to promoting lasting change as families and their issues grow increasingly complex. These chapters also take significant steps toward future improvements in child protection systems as the field evolves toward being more coordinated, effective, and professional. Included in the coverage: Legal requisites for social work practice in child abuse and neglect. The integrated model for human service delivery in child welfare. Risk assessment: issues and implementation in child protective services. Substance use and abuse: screening tools and assessment instruments. The process of intervention with multi-problem families. Preventative services for children and adolescents. Its multi-level approach makes Evidence-Informed Assessment and Practice in Child Welfare an essential professional development text for social workers, particularly those new to the job, as well as a progressive blueprint for social work administrators.

Tattvagyan

Author:Yogi Anand Ji

Publisher:Yogi Anand Ji

ISBN:9355268297

Total Pages:488

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The book Tattvagyan by Yogi Anand Ji is an outstanding book on this complex subject. Owing to his complete mastery over the subject he unfolds the mystery in an easy to grasp manner. His lucid style with added clarity creates a mesmerizing effect on the reader. The author has nicely captured different aspects of Tattvagyan which is otherwise largely unavailable for spiritual seekers.

Chronicles of a Starchaser

Author:T. M. Saunders

Publisher:iUniverse

ISBN:1491737271

Total Pages:206

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Bishop Hays is an ambitious young woman working at the Antarctica Shuttleport. She is dedicated to her job, but she wants more. She longs to explore the cosmos and become an astral-terrestrial archaeologist. On her twenty-fourth birthday, her dreams come true when she meets the Commander, an experienced though somewhat peculiar cosmic traveler. Their explorations take them to a strange and unknown world where they discover an ancient and abandoned city—but they are not alone. They encounter three legendary beings, known as the Paraxidiax, and their warrior guardian, the Komorah. The Paraxidiax seek a missing possession—an extensive library called the Orb. The Orb could save their world from an evil force known as the Desolators. Once thought to have been vanquished, they have returned to threaten all life throughout the universe. Now a perilous nightmare ensues that will test the strength and tenacity of Bishop and her starchasing dreams.