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The Great American Read: The Book of Books

The Great American Read: The Book of Books

Author: PBS
Publisher: Black Dog & Leventhal
ISBN: 0316417548
Pages: 288
Year: 2018-08-21
A blockbuster illustrated book that captures what Americans love to read, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is the gorgeously-produced companion book to PBS's ambitious summer 2018 series. What are America's best-loved novels? PBS will launch The Great American Read series with a 2-hour special in May 2018 revealing America's 100 best-loved novels, determined by a rigorous national survey. Subsequent episodes will air in September and October. Celebrities and everyday Americans will champion their favorite novel and in the finale in late October, America's #1 best-loved novel will be revealed. The Great American Read: The Book of Books will present all 100 novels with fascinating information about each book, author profiles, a snapshot of the novel's social relevance, film or television adaptations, other books and writings by the author, and little-known facts. Also included are themed articles about banned books, the most influential book illustrators, reading recommendations, the best first-lines in literature, and more. Beautifully designed with rare images of the original manuscripts, first-edition covers, rejection letters, and other ephemera, The Great American Read: The Book of Books is a must-have book for all booklovers.
The Book

The Book

Author: Amaranth Borsuk
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262346893
Pages: 344
Year: 2018-04-27
The book as object, as content, as idea, as interface. What is the book in a digital age? Is it a physical object containing pages encased in covers? Is it a portable device that gives us access to entire libraries? The codex, the book as bound paper sheets, emerged around 150 CE. It was preceded by clay tablets and papyrus scrolls. Are those books? In this volume in the MIT Press Essential Knowledge series, Amaranth Borsuk considers the history of the book, the future of the book, and the idea of the book. Tracing the interrelationship of form and content in the book's development, she bridges book history, book arts, and electronic literature to expand our definition of an object we thought we knew intimately. Contrary to the many reports of its death (which has been blamed at various times on newspapers, television, and e-readers), the book is alive. Despite nostalgic paeans to the codex and its printed pages, Borsuk reminds us, the term “book” commonly refers to both medium and content. And the medium has proved to be malleable. Rather than pinning our notion of the book to a single form, Borsuk argues, we should remember its long history of transformation. Considering the book as object, content, idea, and interface, she shows that the physical form of the book has always been the site of experimentation and play. Rather than creating a false dichotomy between print and digital media, we should appreciate their continuities.
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Author: William Joyce
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442464895
Pages: 56
Year: 2012-06-19
The book that inspired the Academy Award–winning short film, from New York Times bestselling author and beloved visionary William Joyce. Morris Lessmore loved words. He loved stories. He loved books. But every story has its upsets. Everything in Morris Lessmore’s life, including his own story, is scattered to the winds. But the power of story will save the day. Stunningly brought to life by William Joyce, one of the preeminent creators in children’s literature, The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore is a modern masterpiece, showing that in today’s world of traditional books, eBooks, and apps, it’s story that we truly celebrate—and this story, no matter how you tell it, begs to be read again and again.
The Little Blue Box of Bright and Early Board Books by Dr. Seuss

The Little Blue Box of Bright and Early Board Books by Dr. Seuss

Author: Dr. Seuss
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 030797586X
Pages: 24
Year: 2012-08
Hit the road reading with Dr. Seuss! Tucked inside this cute little blue box topped with a plastic handle and secured by a tuck closure are board book editions of the classic Dr. Seuss titles Hop on Pop; Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!; Ten Apples Up On Top!; and The Shape of Me and Other Stuff. Ideal for the holidays, new mothers, and happy occasions of all kinds, this is a literacy-nurturing gift that babies can literally sink their teeth into!
Mammal Species of the World

Mammal Species of the World

Author: Don E. Wilson, DeeAnn M. Reeder
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 0801882214
Pages: 2142
Year: 2005-11-16
"A uniquely valuable compendium of taxonomic and distributional data on the world's living and historically extinct mammalian species." -- Journal of Mammalogy "A valuable reference work and a vital tool, particularly for researchers." -- Journal of Natural History "By far the most convenient source for finding the correct scientific name of any mammal and should be on the reference shelf of libraries striving to have useful science sections." -- Science Books and Films "An outstanding and authoritative work, and it should serve as a standard reference for mammalian species taxonomy for many years to come." -- Journal of Mammalian Evolution
Daddy's Girls

Daddy's Girls

Author: Tasmina Perry
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007233647
Pages: 484
Year: 2006
Serena, Cate, Camilla and Venetia have grown up in a world where money can buy you anything. But as the old saying goes, it can't buy you love, and it certainly didn't buy them their father's. Oswald Balcon revelled in belittling his daughters, often bullying them to tears. But why did he appear to hate them so much?
This Is a Book

This Is a Book

Author: Demetri Martin
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
ISBN: 160941876X
Pages: 288
Year: 2011-04-25
From the renowned comedian, creator, star and executive producer/multiple title-holder of Comedy Central's Important Things with Demetri Martin comes a bold, original, and rectangular kind of humor book. Demetri's first literary foray features longer-form essays and conceptual pieces (such as Protagonists' Hospital, a melodrama about the clinic doctors who treat only the flesh wounds and minor head scratches of Hollywood action heroes), as well as his trademark charts, doodles, drawings, one-liners, and lists (i.e., the world views of optimists, pessimists and contortionists), Martin's material is varied, but his unique voice and brilliant mind will keep readers in stitches from beginning to end.
In Search of Western Oregon

In Search of Western Oregon

Author: Ralph Friedman
Publisher: Caxton Press
ISBN: 0870043323
Pages: 782
Year: 1990-01-01
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press This is the definitive guide for things to see and to do in western Oregon. This volume is packed with historical details, folklore, anecdotes, geology, fishing, flora, fauna, biography, hiking trails, and a good deal more. These elements are combined with photos of thousands of off-the-beaten-path finds.
Papal errors; their rise and progress

Papal errors; their rise and progress

Author: Papal Errors
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages:
Year: 1851

Pickles to Pittsburgh

Pickles to Pittsburgh

Author: Judi Barrett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442449675
Pages: 32
Year: 2012-08-28
In this charming sequel to the classic Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, Kate and Henry eagerly await Grandpa's return from a vacation that his postcard says has been one of the best and most unusual ever. Thinking about that postcard Kate drifts off to sleep that night and... "With Henry as my co-pilot..." she visits the strange land of Chewandswallow -- a land characterized by massive amounts of food, immense carrots, leafy jungles of lettuce, and tuna fish sandwiches so gigantic they have to be moved by helicopter. What the people of Chewandswallow are doing with all that food is most intriguing of all. Fans of Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs will applaud this return trip with its underlying message of generosity and a world community.
The Book

The Book

Author: Nicole Howard
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 031333028X
Pages: 171
Year: 2005
Introduces the history of the book, beginning with papyrus in ancient Egypt, through the development of the printing press, to current computer-based technologies, including its influence on societies and cultures around the world.
Throne of Glass

Throne of Glass

Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408832348
Pages: 432
Year: 2012-08-02
Meet Celaena Sardothien. Beautiful. Deadly. Destined for greatness. In the dark, filthy salt mines of Endovier, an eighteen-year-old girl is serving a life sentence. She is a trained assassin, the best of her kind, but she made a fatal mistake. She got caught. Young Captain Westfall offers her a deal: her freedom in return for one huge sacrifice. Celaena must represent the prince in a to-the-death tournament - fighting the most gifted thieves and assassins in the land. Live or die, Celaena will be free. Win or lose, she is about to discover her true destiny. But will her assassin's heart be melted?
The book of Mormon

The book of Mormon

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN:
Pages: 568
Year: 1921

A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance

A Theory of Cognitive Dissonance

Author: Leon Festinger
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804709114
Pages: 291
Year: 1962
Originally published: Evanston, Ill.: Row, Peterson, c1957.
Sprawl

Sprawl

Author: Robert Bruegmann
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226076911
Pages: 301
Year: 2006-11-01
A history of the expanded city and of urban sprawl offers a new vision of the city and its growth and refutes commonly held assumptions about sprawl in suburbia, urban areas, and other locales near major urban centers.