Hidden Figures - Unerkannte Heldinnen


Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 3959676433
Category: History
Page: 416
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1943 stellt das Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory der NACA,die später zur NASA wird, erstmalig afroamerikanische Frauen ein. "Menschliche Rechner" - unter ihnen Dorothy Vaughan, die 1953 Vorgesetzte der brillanten afroamerikanischen Mathematikerin Katherine Johnson wird. Trotz Diskriminierung und Vorurteilen, treiben sie die Forschungen der NASA voran und Katherine Johnsons Berechnungen werden maßgeblich für den Erfolg der Apollo-Missionen. Dies ist ihre Geschichte. "Mit dieser unglaublich mitreißenden und vielschichtigen Erzählung zeigt Shetterly ihr Können. Die Geschichte begeistert in allen Aspekten." Booklist

Hidden Figures

Young Readers' Edition
Author: Margot Lee Shetterly
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780606396233
Category:
Page: N.A
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For use in schools and libraries only. Now in a special new edition perfect for young readers, this is the amazing true story of four African-American female mathematicians at NASA who helped achieve some of the greatest moments in our space program. Soon to be a major motion picture. Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules, and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. This book brings to life the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Christine Darden, four African-American women who lived through the Civil Rights era, the Space Race, the Cold War, and the movement for gender equality, and whose work forever changed the face of NASA and the country.

The Dry

A Novel
Author: Jane Harper
Publisher: Flatiron Books
ISBN: 1250105617
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A breathless page-turner, driven by the many revelations Ms. Harper dreams up...You’ll love [her] sleight of hand...A secret on every page.” —The New York Times “One of the most stunning debuts I've ever read... Every word is near perfect.” —David Baldacci A small town hides big secrets in The Dry, an atmospheric, page-turning debut mystery by award-winning author Jane Harper. After getting a note demanding his presence, Federal Agent Aaron Falk arrives in his hometown for the first time in decades to attend the funeral of his best friend, Luke. Twenty years ago when Falk was accused of murder, Luke was his alibi. Falk and his father fled under a cloud of suspicion, saved from prosecution only because of Luke’s steadfast claim that the boys had been together at the time of the crime. But now more than one person knows they didn’t tell the truth back then, and Luke is dead. Amid the worst drought in a century, Falk and the local detective question what really happened to Luke. As Falk reluctantly investigates to see if there’s more to Luke’s death than there seems to be, long-buried mysteries resurface, as do the lies that have haunted them. And Falk will find that small towns have always hidden big secrets.

The Mermaid


Author: Christina Henry
Publisher: Titan Comics
ISBN: 9781785655708
Category:
Page: 304
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From the author of Lost Boy comes a beautiful historical fairy tale about a mermaid who leaves the sea, only to become the star attraction of history's greatest showman. Once there was a mermaid called Amelia who could never be content in the sea, a mermaid who longed to know all the world and all its wonders, and so she came to live on land. Once there was a man called P. T. Barnum, a man who longed to make his fortune by selling the wondrous and miraculous, and there is nothing more miraculous than a real mermaid. Amelia agrees to play the mermaid for Barnum and walk among men in their world, believing she can leave anytime she likes. But Barnum has never given up a money-making scheme in his life, and he's determined to hold on to his mermaid.

Water and the Search for Life on Mars


Author: David M. Harland
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387293728
Category: Science
Page: 239
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Provides a comprehensive account of the recent ‘Spirit’ and ‘Opportunity’ Mars Exploration Rover missions. Relates how NASA/ESA have sought evidence of life on Mars, with the prevailing mood sometimes being optimistic and sometimes pessimistic. Details an account of the rationale for the tests for life carried out by the Viking missions in 1976, with an account of the debate over their results. A concise primer for readers wishing to ‘bone up’ when NASA next sends a lander explicitly to seek life on Mars. Discusses the nature of life on Mars in terms of the most primitive forms of life on Earth, and reviews the implications of there being life on both planets.

Reinhold Messner

My Life at the Limit
Author: Reinhold Messner
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781594859472
Category: Extreme environments
Page: 251
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Reinhold Messner: My Life at the Limit, the newest book by the famed mountaineer, is a conversation between Messner and interviewer Thomas Hüetlin, an award-winning German journalist. It reveals a more thoughtful and conversational Messner than one finds in his previous books, with the "talk' between Messner and Hüetlin covering not only the highlights of Messner's climbing career, but also his treks across Tibet, the Gobi, and Antarctica; his five-year-stint as a member of the European Parliament; his encounter with and study of the yeti; his thoughts on traditional male/female roles; and much more. Readers learn about Messner's childhood, his thoughts about eating ice cream with girls (against), politics (mostly liberal), and his technique for killing chickens (sharp scissors). Messner is known as one of history's greatest Himalayan mountaineers, a man who pushed back the frontiers of the possible for a whole generation of climbers. While the interest in My Life at the Limit is that it exposes much more of the man than his climbing career, that career is still utterly remarkable - and Mountaineers Books is proud to present this book, which is core to our mission, to audiences across North America.

SPIRALIZE Now!

80 Delicious, Healthy Recipes for Your Spiralizer
Author: Denise Smart
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1681880512
Category: Cooking
Page: 128
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Inside these pages, you'll discover 80 inspiring recipes for the spiralizer. With this innovative and easy-to-use tool, create delicious, attractive, nutrient-packed spirals and ribbons of fruit and vegetables. Transform your home cooking with low-calorie "pasta" and "noodles" and much more made from fresh ingredients.

Around the Way Girl

A Memoir
Author: Taraji P. Henson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501125990
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 256
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In her memoir, "the screen actress writes of her family--the one she was born into and the one she created. She shares stories of her father, a Vietnam vet who was bowed but never broken by life's challenges, and of her mother who survived violence both in the home and on DC's volatile streets. Here too she opens up about her experiences as a single mother, a journey some saw as a burden but which she saw as a gift"--Amazon.com.

Designing Books

Practice and Theory
Author: Jost Hochuli,Robin Kinross
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780907259237
Category: Design
Page: 166
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Newly revised and expanded, this classic in book design argues for a non-dogmatic approach, one open to traditional and modern, and symmetrical and assymetrical solutions. Jost Hochuli's work of over 30 years as a book designer is showcased, along with detailed comments by noted designer and critic Robin Kinross."As a designer, Hochuli's main concern is to work out individual solutions for individual books. This book is sure to help anyone who is seeking to develop a considered attitude toward the design and production of the book as a codex." -Fernand Baudin, Logos

Every Day Icon

Michelle Obama and the Power of Style
Author: Kate Betts
Publisher: Clarkson Potter Publishers
ISBN: 0307591433
Category: Photography
Page: 242
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Evaluates the First Lady's emergence as a style icon and her growing influence on a changing American understanding of etiquette and femininity, in an illustrated account that also tours the cultural contributions of previous First Ladies. 60,000 first printing.

The Book of African-American Women

150 Crusaders, Creators, and Uplifters
Author: Tonya Bolden
Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
ISBN: 9781580629287
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
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Among the 150 great African-American women featured are Cioncoin, a slave turned plantation owner; Annie Davis, who was Lincoln's pen pal; Phillis Wheatley, a poet; and Lucie Eddie Campbell, the "Mother of Gospel Music."

The Chilbury Ladies' Choir

A Novel
Author: Jennifer Ryan
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 1101906766
Category: Fiction
Page: 416
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER “A delightful debut.”—People For readers of Lilac Girls and The Nightingale, The Chilbury Ladies' Choir unfolds the struggles, affairs, deceptions, and triumphs of a village choir during World War II. As England becomes enmeshed in the early days of World War II and the men are away fighting, the women of Chilbury village forge an uncommon bond. They defy the Vicar’s stuffy edict to close the choir and instead “carry on singing,” resurrecting themselves as the Chilbury Ladies’ Choir. We come to know the home-front struggles of five unforgettable choir members: a timid widow devastated when her only son goes to fight; the older daughter of a local scion drawn to a mysterious artist; her younger sister pining over an impossible crush; a Jewish refugee from Czechoslovakia hiding a family secret; and a conniving midwife plotting to outrun her seedy past. An enchanting ensemble story that shuttles from village intrigue to romance to the heartbreaking matters of life and death, Jennifer Ryan’s debut novel thrillingly illuminates the true strength of the women on the home front in a village of indomitable spirit.

Variant


Author: Robison Wells
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062026089
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
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Benson Fisher thought that a scholarship to Maxfield Academy would be the ticket out of his dead-end life. He was wrong. Now he’s trapped in a school that’s surrounded by a razor-wire fence. A school where video cameras monitor his every move. Where there are no adults. Where the kids have split into groups in order to survive. Where breaking the rules equals death. But when Benson stumbles upon the school’s real secret, he realizes that playing by the rules could spell a fate worse than death, and that escape—his only real hope for survival—may be impossible.

Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


Author: Ian Nathan
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062684795
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 144
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Return to the wizarding world and discover how director David Yates and producer David Heyman brought J.K. Rowling’s all new adventure, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them to the big screen. Inside the Magic: The Making of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them introduces filmmaking fans to Newt Scamander, Magizoologist, and the principal characters, locations, artefacts and beasts that he encounters in 1920s New York. Explore the filmmaking magic behind MACUSA, the secretive American counterpart of the Ministry of Magic; The Blind Pig where the wizarding underworld gathers; and the magical secrets of Newt’s case. Each section contains profiles of the key characters, with revealing insights from Eddie Redmayne, Colin Farrell, Katherine Waterston, Alison Sudol, Dan Fogler and many others, together with sections on set design, costumes, make-up, special effects, art department & props (especially wands!), which are illuminated by interviews with David Heyman, David Yates, Stuart Craig, Colleen Atwood and a magical army of other crew. Packed with exciting photos that reveal the filmmaking process in discerning detail, this is the definitive adult companion book to the film, and perfect introduction to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

The Storyteller


Author: Antonia Michaelis
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613122187
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 416
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Anna and Abel couldn’t be more different. They are both seventeen and in their last year of school, but while Anna lives in a nice old town house and comes from a well-to-do family, Abel, the school drug dealer, lives in a big, prisonlike tower block at the edge of town. Anna is afraid of him until she realizes that he is caring for his six-year-old sister on his own. Fascinated, Anna follows the two and listens as Abel tells little Micha the story of a tiny queen assailed by dark forces. It’s a beautiful fairy tale that Anna comes to see has a basis in reality. Abel is in real danger of losing Micha to their abusive father and to his own inability to make ends meet. Anna gradually falls in love with Abel, but when his “enemies†? begin to turn up dead, she fears she has fallen for a murderer. Has she? Award-winning author Antonia Michaelis moves in a bold new direction with her latest novel: a dark, haunting, contemporary story that is part mystery, part romance, and part melodrama. Praise for The Storyteller STARRED REVIEW “Michaelis crafts a beautifully written, carefully constructed mystery and love story that will capture the both the reader’s imagination and heart from the first page. The novel weaves a sad and loving spell...this suspenseful, often violent, read will haunt readers long after its final page is turned.†? †“Booklist, starred review "The fairy tale is beautifully woven in and out of the contemporary scenes and the characters are well composed. †“School Library Journal Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4

A Quiet Life in the Country

A Lady Hardcastle Mystery
Author: T. E. Kinsey
Publisher: Thomas & Mercer
ISBN: 9781503938267
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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Revised edition: This edition of A Quiet Life In The Country includes editorial revisions.

Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them


Author: Warner Bros
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780008204600
Category:
Page: N.A
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Tribute


Author: Nora Roberts
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0515146366
Category: Fiction
Page: 451
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Working to restore a family farmhouse, Cilla McGowan remembers her grandmother's fatal overdose years earlier before meeting a handsome neighbor and discovering a cache of letters that suggests her grandmother had been pregnant at the time of her death. Reprint.

The Terrible Two Go Wild


Author: Mac Barnett,Jory John
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 161312094X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 224
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Everyone’s favorite pranksters are at it again! School’s out, and Miles and Niles are running wild in the woods outside town: climbing trees, exploring caves, and, yes, pranking. But these leafy, lazy days of mischief darken when bully Josh Barkin and his cadets from a nearby kids’ boot camp discover the merrymakers—and vow to destroy them. Are our heroes’ sharp minds any match for these hooligans’ hard fists? The latest installment of the witty, on-target illustrated series is another “fast paced, laugh-out-loud novel” (School Library Journal) that proves once again that, in the hands of the powerless, pranks can be tools of justice—plus, they’re funny.