Future Perfect


Author: Jen Larsen
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062321250
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 320
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Jen Larsen, author of the critically acclaimed memoir Stranger Here and a subject of the Oprah Winfrey Network TV show In Deep Shift with Jonas Elrod, tells a liberating story of hard-won self-acceptance—a tale of one girl, who knows that weight is just a number, and that no one is completely perfect. This is a distinct, complex debut from a new voice in YA with an unforgettable main character whose doubts and insecurities will resonate with readers, and shed light on the dangers of taking on others' expectations instead of your own. Underscored by a fierce intelligence and a dry, disarming wit, Future Perfect will satisfy fans of such authors as Maureen Johnson.

Future Perfect

The Case For Progress In A Networked Age
Author: Steven Johnson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110159697X
Category: Social Science
Page: 272
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Look out for Johnson’s new book, Wonderland, now on sale. Combining the deft social analysis of Where Good Ideas Come From with the optimistic arguments of Everything Bad Is Good For You, New York Times bestselling author Steven Johnson’s Future Perfect makes the case that a new model of political change is on the rise, transforming everything from local governments to classrooms, from protest movements to health care. Johnson paints a compelling portrait of this new political worldview -- influenced by the success and interconnectedness of the Internet, by peer networks, but not dependent on high-tech solutions -- that breaks with the conventional categories of liberal or conservative, public vs. private thinking. With his acclaimed gift for multi-disciplinary storytelling and big idea books, Johnson explores this new vision of progress through a series of fascinating narratives: from the “miracle on the Hudson” to the planning of the French railway system; from the battle against malnutrition in Vietnam to a mysterious outbreak of strange smells in downtown Manhattan; from underground music video artists to the invention of the Internet itself. At a time when the conventional wisdom holds that the political system is hopelessly gridlocked with old ideas, Future Perfect makes the timely and inspiring case that progress is still possible, and that innovative strategies are on the rise. This is a hopeful, affirmative outlook for the future, from one of the most brilliant and inspiring visionaries of contemporary culture.

Future Perfect

How Star Trek Conquered Planet Earth
Author: Jeff Greenwald
Publisher: Viking Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 273
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A lively history of the seemingly inexhaustible popularity of the TV series and its progeny with the popular culture and imagination of America and the world features interviews with Patrick Stewart, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., and the Dalai Lama. 40,000 first printing. Tour.

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Author: Stanley M. Davis
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 255
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The business classic which Tim Peters has called "the book of the decade", now reframed by the author for the decade ahead. ""What was revolutionary a decade ago is still revolutionary. If you want a hint of what's going on in the new economy, this vintage book will clue you in".--Kevin Kelly, executive edition, "Wired".

Future Perfect


Author: Suzanne Brockmann
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0345530314
Category: Fiction
Page: 256
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Now back in print after many years, a captivating story of sweet seduction and unexpected love from New York Times bestselling author Suzanne Brockmann Dressed in Victorian attire, Juliana Anderson gives guests at her cozy New England bed and breakfast a taste of old-fashioned hospitality. Whether she’s cooking up delights in her kitchen or maintaining the rooms in her beautifully decorated inn, Juliana stays busy and content. Until Webster Donovan arrives—tall, rugged, and sexy beyond belief. The lean, dark-haired author has a bad case of writer’s block and he’s planned a six-week stay to cure it. But this beautiful woman is proving even more distracting to the cause. For prim, polite Juliana has a wild side: She rides a Harley and hides a troubled past. The moment Webster watches her take off her motorcycle helmet and shake loose those long, flame-colored curls, he finds his muse—and loses his heart. But can romance with a woman afraid to trust in love last longer than a moment in time? From the Paperback edition.

Future Perfect

American Science Fiction of the Nineteenth Century: An Anthology
Author: Howard Bruce Franklin
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813521527
Category: Fiction
Page: 395
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The pioneering anthology Home Girls features writings by Black feminist and lesbian activists on topics both provocative and profound. Since its initial publication in 1983, it has become an essential text on Black women's lives and writings. This edition features an updated list of contributor biographies and an all-new preface that provides a fresh assessment of how Black women's lives have changed-or not-since the book was first published. Contributors are Tania Abdulahad, Donna Allegra, Barbara A. Banks, Becky Birtha, Julie Carter, Cenen, Cheryl Clarke, Michelle Cliff, Michelle T. Clinton, Willie M. Coleman, Toi Derricotte, Alexis De Veaux, Jewelle L. Gomez, Akasha (Gloria) Hull, Patricia Jones, June Jordan, Audre Lorde, Raymina Y. Mays, Deidre McCalla, Chirlane McCray, Pat Parker, Linda C. Powell, Bernice Johnson Reagon, Spring Redd, Gwendolyn Rogers, Kate Rushin, Ann Allen Shockley, Barbara Smith, Beverly Smith, Shirley O. Steele, Luisah Teish, Jameelah Waheed, Alice Walker, and Renita Weems.

Future Perfect

Confronting Decisions about Genetics
Author: Lori B. Andrews
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231121620
Category: Medical
Page: 264
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The law professor and Congressional advisor tackles the new science of genetics and gauges its possible impact on the ethics of scientific research, our social institutions, gene therapy, medical care, the courts, and more.

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The Challenge and Promise of Globalization
Author: John Micklethwait,Adrian Wooldridge
Publisher: Random House Incorporated
ISBN: 0812966805
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 382
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Addressing the major concerns about globalization, the authors defend the emergence of the new world economy, arguing that it will ultimately improve the human condition. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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God, Medicine and Human Identity
Author: Celia Deane-Drummond,Peter Manley Scott
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0567234010
Category: Religion
Page: 240
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Future Perfect

What Next? and Other Impossible Questions
Author: Robyn Williams
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1741763797
Category: Science
Page: 179
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Thinking about the future is not a normal human activity. Since we first came down out of the trees, most of our waking hours have been preoccupied with staying alive—life expectancy was so short, it was hard to seriously plan ahead. The religions we concocted taught us that the future was in the hands of our gods and we should concentrate mainly on the afterlife. Future Perfect is a book for those who believe we can shape the future of our earth, and that there is a moral responsibility for us to do just that. It's difficult to disembark once you're here, after all. Written in Robyn Williams' characteristically whimsical and provocative style, it conjures up the possibilities before us-in our cities, our employment, our transport and even our sex lives. It confronts the challenges before us and does not shrink from the hard answers. Witty and immensely entertaining, informative and didactic, Future Perfect will fuel many an argument.

Future Perfect


Author: Walter Fontana
Publisher: Giunti Editore
ISBN: 8809849469
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Future Perfect

Present Empowerment : a Road Map for Success in the 21st Century
Author: William B. Williams
Publisher: Patriot's Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780964564107
Category: History
Page: 390
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In a remarkable synthesis incorporating an astonishing range of historic and scientific data, from the beginning of time to the present, William B. Williams analyzes the cause and effect relationships of watershed events that have resulted in the world we now live in. He then charts a road map to the future, giving us a preview of what lies ahead if we continue our present course. And finally, he compares this reality with the attainable ideal that is possible if we begin now to implement long term plans to solve the seemingly insurmountable problems we currently face. Future Perfect is more than an illumination of tomorrow. It explains how we got where we are today, what lies ahead, and what we can do to improve the quality of our lives and our world. It will challenge our deepest assumptions but the irrefutable logic of Williams' system verifies how solutions to problems are within our power to effect if we use our ability to think about the future and have the courage to act. Future Perfect can, if we heed its teachings, enable us to regain personal and societal control of our lives and, as informed citizens, regain economic and political control of our country. As Williams so clearly demonstrates, we must act now if we are to survive into the 21st century and beyond.

In the future perfect


Author: Walter Abish
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 113
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Future Perfect


Author: Kat Corbett
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1469720418
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 228
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Tori Baylor, a serious dance student, has begun her final level at the school of Southern Ballet Theatre in Orlando, Florida. Her goal is to be accepted by the Company next year as a trainee, but she still has a problem with balance. She works desperately to overcome it, knowing its now or never for her. Her mother, whose job pays for her lessons, has crippling arthritis and will have to quit work after this year. As a trainee, Tori would get free classes and could continue to dance. Called upon one day to explain the future perfect tense to her sister, Roni, Tori ponders her destiny and wonders What is the future perfect of me? When Roni brings home information about getting pen pals, both girls write off for one. Tori is excited to get a dance student at the school of the world-famous Maryinsky Theatre Ballet, formerly the Kirov, in St. Petersburg, Russia. She reads up on Russia and even learns some Russian words, hoping that she and Valentina, though far apart, will become real friends. I feel as if Im setting out on an adventure, she says, never dreaming how that adventure will change her life. About the Author A language lover, Kat Corbett found Russian like writing in code! To share the fun, she started a pen pal club for Russians and Americans. One teen wrote A dancer would be niceand the seed for Future Perfect was planted. Future Perfect is Book Two of the DanceFutures series. First Readers Said: I loved the ending. I hope you are considering writing a sequel!Stacey Price The story is excellent. Stacia and Ebert give it two thumbs up!Stacia Tanner It was a great story. I loved it.Heidi Rinke Im so sad its over! Please write a continuation!!Liesl Rinke Be sure to visit Kat Corbett's website at www.katcorbett.com. You can add your comments on this book, tell what your own perfect future would be, and even share your ideas for the next books in the series!

Future Perfect

Six Stories of Genetic Engineering
Author: Nancy Kress
Publisher: Phoenix Pick
ISBN: 9781612420639
Category: Fiction
Page: 246
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Nancy Kress is unrivaled in her treatment of genetic engineering. In 1991 she wrote the ground-breaking classic novella Beggars in Spain (Hugo/Nebula) and since then has only enhanced her outstanding reputation of telling stories set in the near-future and dealing with genetics. *** This collection brings together six of these stories written between 1984 and 2008, including "The Flowers of Aulit Prison" which won the Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award for best short story.

Future Perfect


Author: Katrina Mountfort
Publisher: Elsewhen Press
ISBN: 1908168552
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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The Blueprint trilogy takes us to a future in which men and women are almost identical, and personal relationships are forbidden. Following a bio-terrorist attack, the population now lives within comfortable Citidomes. MindValues advocate acceptance and non-attachment. The BodyPerfect cult encourages a tall thin androgynous appearance, and looks are everything. This first book, Future Perfect, tells the story of Caia, an intelligent and highly educated young woman. In spite of severe governmental and societal strictures, Caia finds herself becoming attracted to her co-worker, Mac, a rebel whose questioning of their so-called utopian society both adds to his allure and encourages her own questioning of the status quo. As Mac introduces her to illegal and subversive information she is drawn into a forbidden, dangerous world, becoming alienated from her other co-workers and resmates, the companions with whom she shares her residence. In a society where every thought and action are controlled, informers are everywhere; whom can she trust? When she and Mac are sent on an outdoor research mission, Caia’s life changes irreversibly. A dark undercurrent runs through this story; the enforcement of conformity through fear, the fostering of distorted and damaging attitudes towards forbidden love, manipulation of appearance and even the definition of beauty, will appeal to both an adult and young adult audience.

Future Perfect


Author: Charles Martin
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 142142536X
Category: Poetry
Page: 88
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To be modern is to live not in a single era, but in a churn of new technologies, deep history, myth, literary traditions, and contemporary cultural memes. In Future Perfect, Charles Martin’s darkly comic new collection, the poet explores our time and the times that come before and after, which we inhabit and cultivate in memory and imagination. Through poems that play with form and challenge expectation, Martin examines the continuities that persist from time immemorial to the future perfect. Sensitive to the traces left behind by the lives of his characters, Martin follows their tracks, reflections, echoes, and shadows. In "From Certain Footprints Found at Laetoli," an ancient impression preserved in volcanic ash conjures up a family scene three million years past. In "The Last Resort of Mr. Kees" and "Mr. Kees Goes to a Party," Martin adopts the persona of the vanished poet Weldon Kees to reimagine his disappearance. "Letter from Komarovo, 1962" retells the tense real-life meeting between Anna Akhmatova and Robert Frost a year before their nations almost destroyed one another. And in the titular sonnet sequence that ends the book, Martin conjures a childhood in the Bronx under the shadow of the mushroom cloud of nuclear war as the perfected future supplanting the present. Introducing Buck Rogers to Randall Jarrell and combining new translations or reinterpretations of works by Ovid, G. G. Belli, Octavio Paz, and Euripides, Future Perfect further establishes Charles Martin as a master of invention.

Enlightenment Now

The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress
Author: Steven Pinker
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525427570
Category: Psychology
Page: 556
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An assessment of the human condition in the twenty-first century presents data demonstrating that life quality, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise throughout the world because of the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.

Perfect Ending

Why Your Eternal Future Matters Today
Author: Robert Jeffress
Publisher: Worthy Publishing
ISBN: 1617953474
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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What Does Christ’s Return Have To Do With Your Life Today? Do you consider yourself a “panmillenialist”? When it comes to the end times, do you believe everything will just pan out in the end? It’s easy to slip into apathy when it comes to Christ’s return, especially since many people in recent years have falsely predicted the end of the world. The danger of false predictions is that they discourage us from preparing for the actual event—an event that will happen and does matter right now. As popular Bible teacher Dr. Robert Jeffress shows in Perfect Ending, we may not know when Christ will return, but the Bible offers many details about what the end times look like. Understanding these biblical prophecies not only gives us greater peace about the future, it draws us to God in the present. Strengthen your biblical knowledge and your spiritual life through this powerful look at the future God promises for every follower of Christ.