The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl

Unless there's been a miscalculation? A celebration of friendship, Stacy McAnulty's smart and thoughtful middle-grade debut reminds us all to get out of our comfort zones and embrace what makes us different.

Author: Stacy McAnulty

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781524767594

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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A lightning strike gave her a super power...but even a super genius can't solve the problem of middle school. This smart and funny novel is perfect for fans of The Fourteenth Goldfish, Rain Reign, and Counting by Sevens. Lucy Callahan was struck by lightning. She doesn't remember it, but it changed her life forever. The zap gave her genius-level math skills, and ever since, Lucy has been homeschooled. Now, at 12 years old, she's technically ready for college. She just has to pass 1 more test--middle school! Lucy's grandma insists: Go to middle school for 1 year. Make 1 friend. Join 1 activity. And read 1 book (that's not a math textbook!). Lucy's not sure what a girl who does calculus homework for fun can possibly learn in 7th grade. She has everything she needs at home, where nobody can make fun of her rigid routines or her superpowered brain. The equation of Lucy's life has already been solved. Unless there's been a miscalculation? A celebration of friendship, Stacy McAnulty's smart and thoughtful middle-grade debut reminds us all to get out of our comfort zones and embrace what makes us different. AN NPR BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR A KIRKUS REVIEWS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR "An engaging story, full of heart and hope. Readers of all ages will root for Lucy, aka Lightning Girl. No miscalculations here!" --Kate Beasley, author of Gertie's Leap to Greatness
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Hitler s Fatal Miscalculation

Challenges long-held assumptions regarding the German declaration of war on the United States in December 1941.

Author: Klaus H. Schmider

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108834919

Category: History

Page: 610

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Challenges long-held assumptions regarding the German declaration of war on the United States in December 1941.
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It s Only the Himalayas

Sue, a disenchanted waitress, embarks upon a year-long quest around the world with her friend, Sara--who's exasperatingly perfect.

Author: S. Bedford

Publisher: Brindle and Glass

ISBN: 9781927366479

Category: Travel

Page: 224

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A laugh-out-loud travel memoir that reveals backpacking’s awkward side. Sue, a disenchanted waitress, embarks upon a year-long quest around the world with her friend, Sara--who’s exasperatingly perfect. Expecting a whimsical jaunt of self-discovery, Sue instead encounters an absurd series of misadventures that render her embarrassed, terrified, and queasy (and in a lot of trouble with Philippine Airlines). Whether she’s fleeing from ravenous lions, dancing amid smoking skulls, trekking Annapurna underprepared, or (accidentally) drugging an Englishman, Sue’s quick-witted, self-deprecating narrative might just inspire you to take your own chaotic adventure.
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The Miscalculation

Here... here is the result of my miscalculation... lying here, distraught, consumed by guilt, wailing in sorrow that emerges from her innermost self!

Author: Sivasankari

Publisher: Pustaka Digital Media

ISBN: PKEY:6580501806813

Category: Fiction

Page: 94

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Sivasankari (born October 14, 1942) is a renowned Tamil writer and activist. She has carved a niche for herself in the Tamil literary world during the last four decades with her works that reflect an awareness on social issues, a special sensitivity to social problems, and a commitment to set people thinking. She has many novels, novellas, short stories, travelogues, articles and biographies to her credit. Her works have been translated into several Indian languages, English, Japanese and Ukrainian. Eight of her novels have been made into films, having directed by renowned directors like K. Balachander, SP Muthuraman and Mahendran. Her novel 'Kutti' on girl child labour, filmed by the director Janaki Viswanathan, won the President's Award. Sivasankari's novels have also been made as teleserials, and have won the national as well as regional 'Best Mega Serial' awards. As a multi-faceted personality, she has won many prestigious awards including Kasturi Srinivasan Award, Raja Sir Annamalai Chettiyar Award, Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad Award, 'Woman of the year 1999-2000' by the International Women's Association, and so on. 'Knit India Through Literature' is her mega-project involving intense sourcing, research and translations of literature from 18 Indian languages, with a mission to introduce Indians to other Indians through culture and literature.
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Eternal Miscalculation

They called it an Eternal Miscalculation. God told His Son to blame everything on Him and say this- that if God didn't withhold that clip and left things ...

Author: Sidney Yee

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 9781460256169

Category: Religion

Page: 104

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Sidney has lived life as a Christian since 1977. Lived a life dedicated to serving with humilitly and dedication to a God that he has come to love, with an angels kindness. God repaid his debt with deception and disruption. Until his life became nothing more than a joke. He has lived for God. Gave all that he could for the Plan of Salvation. Might come to be known to all the residence of Vancouver to begin with, if it was God's will this is his Christian testimony.
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A Slight Miscalculation

... https://twitter.com/DebMarlowe The Love List An Unexpected Encounter A Slight Miscalculation Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness and coming soon: The ...

Author: Deb Marlowe

Publisher: Deb Marlowe

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Free! This is a short story. It is not a full length book or novella. William Hampton, Viscount Worthe, prefers the remote stability and predictability of the stars to the perplexing changeability of people. An astronomer, he’s fashioned for himself a focused, industrious, simple life. He leaves his quiet retreat, however, when his mathematical computations, included in an article on orbital variations, are questioned. Miss Jane Tillney is volunteering at Half Moon House when Lord Worthe finds her. The Viscount is handsome and charming, but unfortunately his entire outlook is miscalculated, not just his astronomical equations. Lord Worthe is intrigued by Jane, her generous spirit and her unusual freckles, but can he find a way to open his heart and let her shine her light on his life? A Free Short Story
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Hitler s Fatal Miscalculation

MISCALCULATION. Hitler's decision to declare war on the United States has baffled generations of historians. In this revisionist new history of those ...

Author: Klaus H. Schmider

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108890328

Category: History

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Hitler's decision to declare war on the United States has baffled generations of historians. In this revisionist new history of those fateful months, Klaus H. Schmider seeks to uncover the chain of events which would incite the German leader to declare war on the United States in December 1941. He provides new insights not just on the problems afflicting German strategy, foreign policy and war production but, crucially, how they were perceived at the time at the top levels of the Third Reich. Schmider sees the declaration of war on the United States not as an admission of defeat or a gesture of solidarity with Japan, but as an opportunistic gamble by the German leader. This move may have appeared an excellent bet at the time, but would ultimately doom the Third Reich.
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Murder and Miscalculation

... for twelve months 'til Richard was convalescing a hundred miles away?" Liberty had no answers. But she had to pursue every Murder and Miscalculation 143.

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Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781447849032

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Miscalculation Risks of Inadvertent Nuclear War

Miscalculation: Risks. of. Inadvertent. Nuclear. War. Abstract The simmering Kashmir dispute between India and Pakistan has resulted in a nuclear arms race ...

Author: Saghir Iqbal

Publisher: Saghir Iqbal

ISBN: 9781717040404

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Page: 154

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An impending nuclear holocaust is likely to happen, if the world community does not take action. A conflict that has been simmering for many years is beginning to spiral out of control. Two nuclear powers have an unresolved dispute that has increased tensions in the region. Both countries are purchasing and developing sophisticated state-of-the-art weapons that could unleash great terror and destruction on the populations of both countries – with also serious global ramifications. The world’s most dangerous flashpoint, has the highest chance of a nuclear war occurring – it is deemed by many to be more serious that the Cuban Missile Crisis and North Korea’s nuclear sabre rattling. The dispute needs to be amicably resolved between both nations and confidence building measures need to be implemented.
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Why the UK Voted for Brexit

This book studies the unprecedented decision of 23 June 2016, which saw the UK electorate vote to leave the EU, turning David Cameron’s referendum gamble into a great miscalculation.

Author: Andrew Glencross

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137590015

Category: Political Science

Page: 82

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This book studies the unprecedented decision of 23 June 2016, which saw the UK electorate vote to leave the EU, turning David Cameron’s referendum gamble into a great miscalculation. It analyzes the renegotiation that preceded the vote, before examining the campaign itself so as to understand why the government’s strategy for winning foundered. It then evaluates the implications that this decision has for the country’s international relations as well as for its domestic politics. The author’s final reflections are on the political philosophy of Brexit, which is founded on a critique of representative democracy. Yet the use of direct democracy to trigger EU withdrawal leaves the supposedly sovereign British people at an impasse. For it is up to the people’s representatives to negotiate the terms of Brexit. By engaging with a highly charged political debate in an accessible and non-partisan manner this book will appeal to a broad readership of academics, policy-makers, journalists, and interested citizens.
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Miscalculation

Author: Harriette Bowra

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600057499

Category:

Page: 383

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The Politics of Miscalculation in the Middle East

Former US diplomat Richard B. Parker presents three detailed studies of policy failures that he believes were precipitated by miscalculations on the part of diplomats and of government and military leaders in one or more Middle Eastern ...

Author: Richard Bordeaux Parker

Publisher:

ISBN: 0253342988

Category: History

Page: 273

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Former US diplomat Richard B. Parker presents three detailed studies of policy failures that he believes were precipitated by miscalculations on the part of diplomats and of government and military leaders in one or more Middle Eastern countries, the United States, and the former USSR. They are the Soviet-Egyptian miscalculation leading to the June 1967 war between Israel and the Arab states, the US-Israeli miscalculation leading to the Soviet military intervention in Egypt in 1970, and the US-Israeli miscalculation leading to the disastrous Lebanese-Israeli peace agreement of 17 May 1983.
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The Elusive City

This is neither a textbook nor a social and architectural history, but rather, uniquely, a survey of design strategies, pithy and provocative.

Author: Jonathan Barnett

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

ISBN: UOM:39015011965061

Category: Architecture and society

Page: 210

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Encapsulates 500 years of urban planning. Barnett, an urban designer, is skeptical about the possibility of successful urban design, given the matrix of powerful social and economic forces within which the profession must operate. As a keen student of Jane Jacobs's Death and Life of Great American Cities , he is unafraid of the street, and he knows the pitfalls of unbridled idealism as well. This is neither a textbook nor a social and architectural history, but rather, uniquely, a survey of design strategies, pithy and provocative.
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The American Bombing of Libya

This book argues that the 1986 American bombing of Libya represented an act of desperation by then-president Ronald Reagan in order to salvage American credibility in the Arab world.

Author: Nicholas Laham

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786431854

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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This book argues that the 1986 American bombing of Libya represented an act of desperation by then-president Ronald Reagan in order to salvage American credibility in the Arab world. The author asserts that such credibility had been severely undermined by Reagan's earlier decision to enhance the strategic alliance between the U.S. and Israel, and that the 1986 bombing specifically targeted Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi as one of the foremost Middle Eastern threats to American security. Finally, the author asserts that the Libyan bombings served as a significant foreshadowing of the current Iraq War and as a powerful illustration of the United States' historical willingness to use military power in order to preserve American economic and strategic interests in the Middle East.
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A Slight Miscalculation

6 A SLIGHT MISCALCULATION the required size , but what about his whiskers ? They woulo have to be enlarged also , and there is entirely too much of them as ...

Author: Benjamin Lease Crozer Griffith

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112066711935

Category: Monologues

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Punjab the Fatal Miscalculation

Information and analyses on how and why a communal division has occurred between Hindus and Sikhs.

Author: Patwant Singh

Publisher: New Delhi : Patwant Singh

ISBN: UOM:39015012865898

Category: Akalis

Page: 252

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Information and analyses on how and why a communal division has occurred between Hindus and Sikhs.
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Miscalculation

Just your normal, maternal four-generation-Irish-American family all living under the same roof, with the only man around a three year old boy. Just before the story starts, Virginia decides she wants another child.

Author: Philip MacHale

Publisher:

ISBN: 1401020615

Category: Fiction

Page: 472

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Virginia Manning had it all figured. She finished business school, landed a job with a prestigious accounting firm in Manhattan, and decided to start her family´s next generation. Then she went off the path well-traveled. She decided to have her child through artificial insemination. Needless to say, she needs a supportive family behind her for this calculation. And she does; a mother and a grandmother who at times bring some sense into the equation, but at other times, are part of the problem. Just your normal, maternal four-generation-Irish-American family all living under the same roof, with the only man around a three year old boy. Just before the story starts, Virginia decides she wants another child. Give her credit, she has finally figured out kids need a father, too. What better daddy than the donor who unknowingly fathered her son in the first place? All she had to do was find out who the father is, track him down, and make him fall in love with her, give her another child, and live happily ever after. Just about then, she begins to notice things aren´t quite adding up the way she figured. She does, however, find her man--James Roderick. They hit it off--badly. She accepts her luck and goes back to work, where her over-zealous best-friend and co-worker, Jack Sullivan, has stumbled onto some thing. He´s not quite sure what it is, but whoever is driving that bus thinks enough of the information to kill Friend Jack to protect it. Before Virginia can walk herself out of the daze of Jack´s death, her family´s long-time Gramercy Park home is attacked, and only thanks to Roderick coming back into her life, and taking the three attackers´ lives, is her little three year old boy saved from being kidnaped. Add the crimes up, are they random or connected? Roderick doesn´t want to take a chance by doing the math wrong. He removes all the Mannings from the target area to their summer cottage in Quogue, Long Island. At this point, we learn some things about Roderick. After a tour in Viet Nam, he went off to London to study why people go to war, then a teaching post at Columbia University, which included several field trips into the current fray-of-the-month to see if any of his theories stacked up in the trenches. Only because his wife thought he was going to die some tragic death in some godforsaken place, did she demand he make a deposit in a sperm bank. When, instead, it was his wife who died suddenly, he bailed from his realties. He ended up in New Jersey, scalping tickets for a living. For himself, he climbs mountains and travels. For his clients, he gives them price-is-no-object entertainment. His sole commitment is strictly a cash-only transaction. Like most other things in his past, he has completely written off any memory of the sperm account. Facing the current battle with fronts both at the office and at home, Virginia and Roderick each believe they have things under control. They bury her friend Jack, she gets fired from her job because she won´t buy into the firm´s cover-up. Yet, things seem safe, so there is no apparent role for Roderick. He reverts to his life alone, but definitely wishing there would be an incoming call about babysitting a little boy, and dating the kid´s mother. He finally gets a call for Round Two; this time the kidnaping appears to have been successful. Except now he´s told by Virginia´s grandmother that it is HIS son; more than enough to get Roderick out of New Jersey and into New York City. The boy was successfully abducted this time because the bad guys finally figured out Jack had dumped all his findings onto a disk and slipped it to Virginia without her knowledge. Except when Roderick arrives at the Manning townhouse this time, the boy is there. Another lie? No, apparently Virginia was merely being warned about what might happen if...IF W
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Miscalculation

Author: Mālan̲

Publisher:

ISBN: 9810769075

Category: Short stories, Tamil

Page: 67

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