Unthinkable

Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy
Author: Kenneth Pollack
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476733937
Category: Political Science
Page: 536
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A foremost expert on Middle Eastern relations examines Iran's current nuclear potential while charting America's future course of action, recounting the prolonged clash between both nations to outline options for American policymakers. By the author of The Persian Puzzle.

The Unthinkable

Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Why
Author: Amanda Ripley
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9780307449276
Category: Self-Help
Page: 288
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It lurks in the corner of our imagination, almost beyond our ability to see it: the possibility that a tear in the fabric of life could open up without warning, upending a house, a skyscraper, or a civilization. Today, nine out of ten Americans live in places at significant risk of earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, terrorism, or other disasters. Tomorrow, some of us will have to make split-second choices to save ourselves and our families. How will we react? What will it feel like? Will we be heroes or victims? Will our upbringing, our gender, our personality–anything we’ve ever learned, thought, or dreamed of–ultimately matter? Amanda Ripley, an award-winning journalist for Time magazine who has covered some of the most devastating disasters of our age, set out to discover what lies beyond fear and speculation. In this magnificent work of investigative journalism, Ripley retraces the human response to some of history’s epic disasters, from the explosion of the Mont Blanc munitions ship in 1917–one of the biggest explosions before the invention of the atomic bomb–to a plane crash in England in 1985 that mystified investigators for years, to the journeys of the 15,000 people who found their way out of the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. Then, to understand the science behind the stories, Ripley turns to leading brain scientists, trauma psychologists, and other disaster experts, formal and informal, from a Holocaust survivor who studies heroism to a master gunfighter who learned to overcome the effects of extreme fear. Finally, Ripley steps into the dark corners of her own imagination, having her brain examined by military researchers and experiencing through realistic simulations what it might be like to survive a plane crash into the ocean or to escape a raging fire. Ripley comes back with precious wisdom about the surprising humanity of crowds, the elegance of the brain’s fear circuits, and the stunning inadequacy of many of our evolutionary responses. Most unexpectedly, she discovers the brain’s ability to do much, much better, with just a little help. The Unthinkable escorts us into the bleakest regions of our nightmares, flicks on a flashlight, and takes a steady look around. Then it leads us home, smarter and stronger than we were before. From the Hardcover edition.

Unthinkable

An Extraordinary Journey Through the World's Strangest Brains
Author: Helen Thomson
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062391186
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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Award-winning science writer Helen Thomson unlocks the biggest mysteries of the human brain by examining nine extraordinary cases Our brains are far stranger than we think. We take it for granted that we can remember, feel emotion, navigate, empathise and understand the world around us, but how would our lives change if these abilities were dramatically enhanced – or disappeared overnight? Helen Thomson has spent years travelling the world, tracking down incredibly rare brain disorders. In Unthinkable she tells the stories of nine extraordinary people she encountered along the way. From the man who thinks he's a tiger to the doctor who feels the pain of others just by looking at them to a woman who hears music that’s not there, their experiences illustrate how the brain can shape our lives in unexpected and, in some cases, brilliant and alarming ways. Story by remarkable story, Unthinkable takes us on an unforgettable journey through the human brain. Discover how to forge memories that never disappear, how to grow an alien limb and how to make better decisions. Learn how to hallucinate and how to make yourself happier in a split second. Find out how to avoid getting lost, how to see more of your reality, even how exactly you can confirm you are alive. Think the unthinkable.

Unthinkable

Do the Unordinary to Experience the Extraordinary
Author: Mia K. Wright
Publisher: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1629995037
Category: Religion
Page: 224
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Mary should have been in the kitchen with Martha, but she sat at the feet of Jesus. When Naomi commanded her daughters-in-law to go back home, Ruth vowed to stay with her and thus played a central role in God’s plan to bring Jesus into the world. These stories inspired Mia K. Wright to overcome her personal odds and establish a new paradigm for her life. Studying the Bible, she recognized a pattern; the people who experienced the extraordinary did unordinary things. They pushed past the limitations and rules placed upon them by society, culture, and themselves. Wright challenges you to break out of the mold and join hands with the One whose dreams are bigger than you think. DON'T SETTLE FOR THE STATUS QUO. GOD WANTS TO DO SO MUCH MORE WITH YOUR LIFE. Unthinkable shows what happens when you get out of your comfort zone and trust in God alone.

Unthinkable


Author: Nancy Werlin
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101600071
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 416
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This much anticipated sequel to the New York Times Bestseller Impossible – a fantasy full of suspense, mystery, and romance – will appeal to fans of Beautiful Creatures, Raven Boys, and Wicked Lovely. Fenella was the first Scarborough girl to be cursed, hundreds of years ago, and she has been trapped in the faerie realm ever since, forced to watch generations of daughters try to break this same faerie curse that has enslaved them all. But now Fenella’s descendant, Lucy, has accomplished the impossible and broken the curse, so why is Fenella still trapped in Faerie? In her desperation, Fenella makes a deal with the faerie queen: If she can accomplish three acts of destruction, she will be free, at last, to die. What she doesn't realize is that these acts must be aimed at her own family – and if she fails, the consequences will be dire, for all of the Scarborough girls. How can she possibly choose to hurt her own cherished family – not to mention the new man whom she’s surprised to find herself falling in love with? But if she doesn’t go through with the tasks, how will she manage to save her dear ones?

The Age of the Unthinkable

Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It
Author: Joshua Cooper Ramo
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 9780316070010
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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Today the very ideas that made America great imperil its future. Our plans go awry and policies fail. History's grandest war against terrorism creates more terrorists. Global capitalism, intended to improve lives, increases the gap between rich and poor. Decisions made to stem a financial crisis guarantee its worsening. Environmental strategies to protect species lead to their extinction. The traditional physics of power has been replaced by something radically different. In The Age of the Unthinkable, Joshua Cooper Ramo puts forth a revelatory new model for understanding our dangerously unpredictable world. Drawing upon history, economics, complexity theory, psychology, immunology, and the science of networks, he describes a new landscape of inherent unpredictability--and remarkable, wonderful possibility.

Unthinkable


Author: Scott Rigsby
Publisher: Tyndale House
ISBN: 1414335369
Category: Religion
Page: 288
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After losing both of his legs in a car accident at age 18, Scott Rigsby battled his way back from depression and addiction to achieve the unthinkable—become the first double-leg amputee ever to cross the finish line in the sporting world’s most grueling and prestigious competition, the Ironman Triathlon. Scott has since become an inspiration to hundreds of thousands of physically challenged and able-bodied athletes the world over. Unthinkable documents Scott’s remarkable journey. From the scene of the devastating crash that claimed both of his legs, and his subsequent battle with depression and alcohol addiction, through his dawning realization that God has a greater plan for his life, readers will be inspired. From his decision to participate in the Ironman competition, to the moment he crossed the finish line, readers will engage with Scott’s unthinkable courage, determination and faith. Unthinkable releases simultaneously in both hardcover and softcover. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Scott Rigsby Foundation, a Georgia-based non-profit organization dedicated to inspire, inform, and enable physically challenged individuals with loss of limb or mobility to live an active lifestyle.

Unthinkable


Author: Shirley Duke
Publisher: Darby Creek
ISBN: 146772937X
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 112
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Omar Phillips is Bridgewater High's favorite local teen author. His Facebook fans can't wait for his next horror story. But lately Omar's imagination has turned against him. Horrifying visions of death and destruction come over him with wide-screen intensity. The only way to stop the visions is to write them down. Until they start coming true... Enter Sophie Minax, the mysterious Goth girl who's been following Omar at school. "I'm one of you," Sophie says. She tells Omar how to end the visions―but the only thing worse than Sophie's cure may be what happens if he ignores it.

On the Edge of Unthinkable


Author: Paula Ann Kyle
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781462068081
Category: Self-Help
Page: 196
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Twelve-year-old Paula Kyle was still mourning the death of her mother a little over a year before when, in 1974, she found herself riding down the road in a strangers car to another strangers house. Freshly torn from the arms of her sisters, she was now heading for a place called a foster home. Anything would have to be better than the past year with what she had endured with her stepmother, Lynn. In this memoir, Kyle narrates the story of her life before, during, and after her placement in foster careher turbulent beginnings as an army brat, being shuttled from base to base along with her siblings; the trauma and heartache of losing her mother at the age of eleven and the horrors that followed; living in seven foster homes; and eventually becoming the confident and charismatic woman she is today. Heartrending and brutally honest, On the Edge of Unthinkable provides insight into the foster care system and affirms that its possible to change the lives of children who have fallen through the cracks. Kyle demonstrates that it truly does take a community to raise a child.

Survive the Unthinkable

A Total Guide to Women's Self-Protection
Author: Tim Larkin
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 1609613589
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 176
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Approximately 1.9 million women are physically assaulted annually in the United States alone. In Survive the Unthinkable, Tim Larkin empowers women to understand that surviving a potential attack isn’t about being physically bigger, faster, or stronger; it’s about knowing how to self-protect, not self-defend. Survive the Unthinkable reveals the effective, proven principles behind Target Focus Training, the system Larkin has used to train Navy SEALs, celebrities, and soccer moms. It’s a counter-intuitive mind / body approach women can use to protect themselves and their loved ones. Readers learn how to identify the difference between social aggression (which can be avoided) and asocial violence (which is unavoidable), recognize personal behaviors that may jeopardize safety, and target highly specific areas on an attacker’s body for a strategic counterattack. Larkin discusses how predators think and teaches women how to spot them, outsmart them, and stop them in their tracks. With principles proven to work regardless of size, strength, or athleticism, Larkin’s approach revolutionizes women’s perspective on violence and self-protection. Armed with the tools to neutralize any threat, readers will blast through the victim mindset and live freer, safer, more peaceful lives.

The Unthinkable

Life, Loss, and a Mother's Mission to Ban Illegal Guns
Author: Lois A. Schaffer
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1612541593
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 209
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In 2008, a daughter talking to her mother on a long-distance call hears cracks, and the phone goes dead. Later her seventeen-year-old brother returns from school and finds their mother murdered. She had interrupted seventeen-year-old burglars who shot her multiple times. Now from the perspective of time and reflection, Lois Schaffer creates a memoir about her daughter’s life and the consequences of her death and voices a mother’s plea for control of illegal guns.

Unthinkable

The Shocking Scandal of Britain's Trafficked Children
Author: Kris Hollington
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1471114562
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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THE TRUTH BEHIND THE BBC’S THREE GIRLS The UK was shocked to its core in May 2012 when a gang of nine men was convicted of the systematic sexual abuse of disadvantaged teenage girls in the Rochdale area. The crimes included counts of rape, aiding and abetting rape, sexual assault and trafficking girls within the UK for sexual exploitation. Yet many childcare experts reckoned these crimes were just the tip of an iceberg of wide scale exploitation occurring across the country. The Deputy Children’s Commissioner Sue Berelowitz said in June 2012 that there ‘isn't a town, village or hamlet in which children are not being sexually exploited’. When this book went to press, a gang of men similar to those convicted in Rochdale stood trial for similar crimes in Oxford. Award-winning journalist Kris Hollingtontells the inside story of some of the most shocking and heartbreaking crimes of recent years, focusing on the Rochdale case but also analysing recent cases in the London area that echo the brutality of organised slavery. He seeks to expose how the British justice system is failing to protect children in the 21st century and to answer the question: ‘What is happening in Britain that means young vulnerable girls can be exploited in this way?’ It is a scandal that cannot be ignored.

Thinking the Unthinkable

A New Imperitive for Leadership in the Digital Age
Author: Nik Gowing,Chris Langdon
Publisher: John Catt Educational
ISBN: 9781911382744
Category:
Page: 342
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Thinking The Unthinkable is an investigation into why leaders have appeared more unable or unwilling than ever to anticipate the biggest issues of our time. In an era of 'wicked problems', why are current leadership behaviours and culture apparently not fit for purpose? What are the causes of so many failures in policy and strategic forecasting?

Unthinkable


Author: Nina Croft
Publisher: Entangled: Select Otherworld
ISBN: 1633757439
Category: Fiction
Page: 375
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"Smoking hot heroes, driven heroines, and inventive stories – Nina Croft is on my one-click list!" - New York Times bestselling author Katee Robert Betrayed by the government he worked for, Jake Callahan, leader of a group of powerful telepaths, will do anything to keep his people safe—and that means uncovering the secrets behind their past. His only hope lies with Christa Winters, the beautiful scientist daughter of Jake’s old boss. But Christa has secrets of her own...

Planning the Unthinkable

How New Powers Will Use Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons
Author: Peter René Lavoy,Scott Douglas Sagan,James J. Wirtz
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801487040
Category: Political Science
Page: 270
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The proliferation of chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons is now the single most serious security concern for governments around the world. Peter R. Lavoy, Scott D. Sagan, and James J. Wirtz compare how military threats, strategic cultures, and organizations shape the way leaders intend to employ these armaments. They reveal the many frightening ways that emerging military powers and terrorist groups are planning the unthinkable by preparing to use chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons in future conflicts. Distinguished specialists consider several states and organizations that have this weaponry: Iraq, Iran, India, Pakistan, North Korea, and Israel, as well as the Aum Shinrikyo cult. The contributors expose plans for using unconventional weapons, highlighting the revolutionary effects these arsenals might have on international politics and regional disputes.

Thinking the Unthinkable

The Riddles of Classical Social Theories
Author: Charles C. Lemert
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317250443
Category: Social Science
Page: 208
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In the eloquent style for which he has become famous, Charles Lemert writes of social theory as no one else. Thinking the Unthinkable is offered as text for instruction, yet it defies the prevailing assumption that social theory is a method for clarifying the facts of social life. Lemert shows how social theory began late in the 19th century as a struggle to come to terms with the failure of modern reason to solve the social problems created by the capitalist world-system. Since then, social theory has developed through twists and turns to think and rethink this Unthinkable. Hence the surprising innovations of recent years-postmodern, queer, postcolonial, third-wave feminist, risk theories, among others arising in the wake of globalization. Once again, Lemert has made the difficult clear in a book that students and other readers will treasure and keep.

Rethinking the Unthinkable

New Directions for Nuclear Arms Control
Author: Ivo H. Daalder,Terry Terriff
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113523597X
Category: History
Page: 276
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Rethinking the Unthinkable examines the future direction of nuclear arms control in the post-Cold War security environment. Believing that the new environment requires a radical rethinking of the purpose and role of nuclear weapons in international politics, the contributors address many fundamental issues influencing further US, Russian and European nuclear arms reductions. This volume is a product of the Project on Rethinking Arms Control, sponsored by the Center for International and Security Studies in Maryland.

Thinking the unthinkable

think-tanks and the economic counter-revolution 1931-1983
Author: Richard Cockett
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: N.A
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 389
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Unthinkable


Author: Jim Crigler
Publisher: Jim Crigler Books
ISBN: 0615571611
Category:
Page: 280
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In a sleepy Atlanta suburb, Detective John Mason must find out who murdered an ordinary housewife.

To Lead by the Unknowing, to Do the Unthinkable


Author: Michael Waseleski
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1438956762
Category: History
Page: 272
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To Lead by the Unknowing, To Do the Unthinkable tells the story of a squad of marines on the front line of the war in Iraq. It tells of the battles the marines were in and how they had to improvise, adapt, and overcome to complete their missions, as well as the personal struggles they endured and their thoughts while the war was unfolding right in front of them. From Marine Corps boot camp to life out of the marines, To Lead by the Unknowing, To Do the Unthinkable is a must read.