Infinite City

Infinite City
Author: Rebecca Solnit
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9780520262492
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Release: 2010-11-29
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What makes a place? Rebecca Solnit reinvents the traditional atlas, searching for layers of meaning & connections of experience across San Francisco.

Infinite Cities

Infinite Cities
Author: Rebecca Solnit,Joshua Jelly-Schapiro,Rebecca Snedeker
Pages: 574
ISBN: 0520314298
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Release: 2019-09-03
Editor: University of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The maps themselves are things of beauty." —The New York Times Explore the hidden histories of San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York with this brilliant reinvention of the traditional atlas. From Rebecca Solnit, Rebecca Snedeker, and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. In the past decade, Rebecca Solnit—aided by local writers, artists, historians, urbanists, ethnographers, and cartographers—has compiled three stunning atlases that have radically changed the way we think about place. Each atlas provides a vivid, complex look at the multi-faceted nature of a city as experienced by its different inhabitants, replete with the celebrations and contradictions that make up urban life. This three-volume paperback set contains: The original, gorgeously designed atlases—Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas; Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas; and Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas Three new and updated, full-color, fold-out posters for each city, including the popular “City of Women” map A new and thoughtful essay by Rebecca Solnit reflecting on the project ten years after the publication of the first atlas A stunning collection, this boxed set is a perfect treasury of imagination and insight, a rich people’s history of these infinite cities.

Infinite City

Infinite City
Author: Rebecca Solnit
Pages: 156
ISBN: 9780520262508
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Release: 2010
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What makes a place? Rebecca Solnit reinvents the traditional atlas, searching for layers of meaning & connections of experience across San Francisco.

Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities
Author: Italo Calvino
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9780544133204
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Release: 2013-08-12
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” — from Invisible Cities In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo — Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts his host with stories of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and designs, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, trading cities, hidden cities. As Marco Polo unspools his tales, the emperor detects these fantastic places are more than they appear. “Invisible Cities changed the way we read and what is possible in the balance between poetry and prose . . . The book I would choose as pillow and plate, alone on a desert island.” — Jeanette Winterson

Silent Lucidity

Silent Lucidity
Author: Tiffany Roberts
Pages: 376
ISBN: 1070657565
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Release: 2019-05-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

She didn't ask to be abducted.She didn't ask to be torn away from her simple, happy life on Earth.She didn't ask to become a pet to a powerful alien merchant.Abella hasn't allowed four years of slavery to break her spirit, but after numerous failed escape attempts, the chances of making it home to her family seem bleak. That is until she shares a passionate, forbidden dance with a silent stranger. His piercing silvery eyes haunt her with a taste of hope. Intense, mysterious, and deadly, Tenthil may be the key to Abella's freedom. But as she finds herself increasingly drawn to him, she realizes the truth--Tenthil has no intention of taking her home. Will he be her salvation, or will she trade one master for another?----**Warning: This book contains sexual content and violence.**

Superman

Superman
Author: Mike Kennedy,Carlos Meglia
Pages: 95
ISBN: 1401200664
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Release: 2006-09
Editor: Dc Comics
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Superman and Lois Lane stumble on a doorway in an abandoned town that leads to another world, Infinite City, where magic and science happily coexist, but one part of its inhabitants want to branch out to the world while others want to stay in their own di

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest
Author: David Foster Wallace
Pages: 1104
ISBN: 9780316073851
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Release: 2009-04-13
Editor: Back Bay Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do. "The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." --Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic

Untamed Hunger

Untamed Hunger
Author: Tiffany Roberts
Pages: 452
ISBN: 1675679665
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Release: 2019-12-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SHE'S ONE HUMAN IN AN INFINITE CITY-AND HE WILL NOT STOP UNTIL HE POSSESSES HER.It should have been an easy job-deliver the ID chip, get paid, and get out. But when Drakkal sees a beautiful human in his client's private zoo and instantly recognizes her as his mate, the situation gets complicated. The motto he's long lived by-don't be stupid-is cast aside as the beast in him demands he take this female and make her his no matter what he must do. And when she runs from him, the hunt is on.After being impregnated by her dirtbag ex-boyfriend, abducted, and sold to be a breeder in a rich alien's basement menagerie, Shay has to admit things aren't looking great. But she's determined to give her unborn child a decent life. Her first opportunity appears in the form of a gruff but insanely attractive azhera who forces Shay's owner to sell her to him. Refusing to trade one alien master for another, she escapes him at her first chance. Yet Shay can't forget the intense azhera and his heated stare-and soon realizes that he's not going to forget her, either.But Shay's former owner also remembers, and he's determined to retrieve his prized possession-and have his revenge on the azhera who took her.

Nonstop Metropolis

Nonstop Metropolis
Author: Rebecca Solnit,Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
Pages: 232
ISBN: 9780520285958
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Release: 2016-10-19
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Nonstop Metropolis, the culminating volume in a trilogy of atlases, conveys innumerable unbound experiences of New York City through twenty-six imaginative maps and informative essays. Bringing together the insights of dozens of experts-from linguists to music historians, ethnographers, urbanists, and environmental journalists-amplified by cartographers, artists, and photographers, it explores all five boroughs of New York City and parts of nearby New Jersey. We are invited to travel through Manhattan's playgrounds, from polyglot Queens to many-faceted Brooklyn, and from the resilien Bronx to the mystical kung fu hip-hop mecca of Staten Island. The contributors to this exquisitely designed and gorgeously illustrated volume celebrate New York City's unique vitality, its incubation of the avant-garde, and its literary history, but they also critique its racial and economic inequality, environmental impact, and erasure of its past. Nonstop Metropolis allows us to excavate New York's buried layers, to scrutinize its political heft, and to discover the unexpected in one of the most iconic cities in the world. It is both a challenge and homage to how New Yorkers think of their city, and how the world sees this capital of capitalism, culture, immigration, and more." -- Publisher's description.

Finite and Infinite Games

Finite and Infinite Games
Author: James Carse
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781451657296
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Release: 2011-10-11
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“There are at least two kinds of games,” states James Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. “One could be called finite; the other infinite.” Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change—as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end. What are infinite games? How do they affect the ways we play our finite games? What are we doing when we play—finitely or infinitely? And how can infinite games affect the ways in which we live our lives? Carse explores these questions with stunning elegance, teasing out of his distinctions a universe of observation and insight, noting where and why and how we play, finitely and infinitely. He surveys our world—from the finite games of the playing field and playing board to the infinite games found in culture and religion—leaving all we think we know illuminated and transformed. Along the way, Carse finds new ways of understanding everything from how an actress portrays a role, to how we engage in sex, from the nature of evil, to the nature of science. Finite games, he shows, may offer wealth and status, power and glory. But infinite games offer something far more subtle and far grander. Carse has written a book rich in insight and aphorism. Already an international literary event, Finite and Infinite Games is certain to be argued about and celebrated for years to come. Reading it is the first step in learning to play the infinite game.

The Infinite City

The Infinite City
Author: Asli Telli Aydemir
Pages: 258
ISBN: 0982530919
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Release: 2009-09
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The author employs a philosophical approach in order to conceptualize the space and time in urban realms of the first decades of the 21st century. The so-called 'hi-tech society' has reached its saturation according to Paul Virilio, William Mitchell, Jean Baudrillard, Wolfgang Schirmacher, Marc Aug . Space and time are interchangeably main concerns and the new definitions of technological culture are critiqued. Jean-Luc Nancy has described how physical communities arrive at an inoperable stage. How those communities will function when altered for micro-urban concerns in virtual space is vital to city officials as well as related business enterprises. However, as issues of governance cast a shadow on communitary freedom, netizens seek more flexible derivations instead of smart(er) urban typologies. This urge for flexibility introduces the new notion of a politics of speed, for which a consensus from all states of power should be eternally pursued in the city of the near future. What kind of a city are we looking at in the 21st century? Or rather, what is, today, a real city? The answer should transcend the dialectics of the real and fantasy. Asli Telli Aydemir received a PhD (magna cum laude) in Media and Communication Studies from the European Graduate School.She was awarded a Young Scholar Grant by the European Science Foundation and recently appointed as a Research Fellow in Istanbul Bilgi University, where she works on an EU-funded project, entitled "Civic-web: Internet, Youth and Participation."

Storming the Gates of Paradise

Storming the Gates of Paradise
Author: Rebecca Solnit
Pages: 416
ISBN: 0520256565
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Release: 2008-05-20
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An anthology of nearly forty essays, representing the author's work over the past ten years, offers an insightful overview of American politics, current affairs, culture, society, and history, written from the perspective of a noted environmentalist, anti-globalization activist, and public intellectual. By the author of A Field Guide to Getting Lost.

Infinite Detail

Infinite Detail
Author: Tim Maughan
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780374718602
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Release: 2019-03-05
Editor: MCD x FSG Originals
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Guardian's Pick for Best Science Fiction Book of the Year! A timely and uncanny portrait of a world in the wake of fake news, diminished privacy, and a total shutdown of the Internet BEFORE: In Bristol’s center lies the Croft, a digital no-man’s-land cut off from the surveillance, Big Data dependence, and corporate-sponsored, globally hegemonic aspirations that have overrun the rest of the world. Ten years in, it’s become a center of creative counterculture. But it’s fraying at the edges, radicalizing from inside. How will it fare when its chief architect, Rushdi Mannan, takes off to meet his boyfriend in New York City—now the apotheosis of the new techno-utopian global metropolis? AFTER: An act of anonymous cyberterrorism has permanently switched off the Internet. Global trade, travel, and communication have collapsed. The luxuries that characterized modern life are scarce. In the Croft, Mary—who has visions of people presumed dead—is sought out by grieving families seeking connections to lost ones. But does Mary have a gift or is she just hustling to stay alive? Like Grids, who runs the Croft’s black market like personal turf. Or like Tyrone, who hoards music (culled from cassettes, the only medium to survive the crash) and tattered sneakers like treasure. The world of Infinite Detail is a small step shy of our own: utterly dependent on technology, constantly brokering autonomy and privacy for comfort and convenience. With Infinite Detail, Tim Maughan makes the hitherto-unimaginable come true: the End of the Internet, the End of the World as We Know It.

Entwined Fates

Entwined Fates
Author: Tiffany Roberts
Pages: 186
ISBN: 9798619957372
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Release: 2020-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He met his destined mate too soon.Bold, kind, and adventurous, Kiara was everything Volcair needed in his stiff, formal life. Along with his pet inux, Cypher, the three were inseparable during Volcair's years on Earth. But the same winds of fate that brought them together as children tore them apart again. With half a universe separating them, years sped by, and Kiara seemed lost to him forever. Angry and bitter, he threw himself into military service for the Entris Dominion, seeking escape from the pain of loss.When chance brings them together again nearly two decades later, Volcair finds that his feelings for Kiara have only grown-he needs her. Have they been granted a second chance, or has time opened a rift between them that cannot be crossed?

Strega Nona

Strega Nona
Author: Tomie dePaola
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781442449442
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Release: 2011-10-04
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this e-book edition, Tomie dePaola retells his classic story against a charming musical score. Strega Nona—"Grandma Witch"—is the source for potions, cures, magic, and comfort in her Calabrian town. Her magical ever-full pasta pot is especially intriguing to hungry Big Anthony. Big Anthony is supposed to look after her house and tend her garden, but one day, when she goes over the mountain to visit Strega Amelia, he recites the magic verse over the pasta pot, with disastrous results.

The Beginning of Infinity

The Beginning of Infinity
Author: David Deutsch
Pages: 496
ISBN: 9780141969695
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Release: 2011-03-31
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A bold and all-embracing exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge from one of today's great thinkers. Throughout history, mankind has struggled to understand life's mysteries, from the mundane to the seemingly miraculous. In this important new book, David Deutsch, an award-winning pioneer in the field of quantum computation, argues that explanations have a fundamental place in the universe. They have unlimited scope and power to cause change, and the quest to improve them is the basic regulating principle not only of science but of all successful human endeavor. This stream of ever improving explanations has infinite reach, according to Deutsch: we are subject only to the laws of physics, and they impose no upper boundary to what we can eventually understand, control, and achieve. In his previous book, The Fabric of Reality, Deutsch describe the four deepest strands of existing knowledge-the theories of evolution, quantum physics, knowledge, and computation-arguing jointly they reveal a unified fabric of reality. In this new book, he applies that worldview to a wide range of issues and unsolved problems, from creativity and free will to the origin and future of the human species. Filled with startling new conclusions about human choice, optimism, scientific explanation, and the evolution of culture, The Beginning of Infinity is a groundbreaking book that will become a classic of its kind.

Shielded Heart

Shielded Heart
Author: Tiffany Roberts
Pages: 378
ISBN: 1080785353
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Release: 2019-07-15
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Arthos, the Infinite City, is a place of alien wonders and indescribable beauty-and, most importantly for Samantha, it's also halfway across the universe from her abusive ex-fiancé. She came to the city desperate for a fresh start, but she finds herself downtrodden on a world of aloof alien beings with little hope of finding her place-and a good chance of being kidnapped or killed before she can even settle in.At least until she is saved by an irresistible alien with piercing eyes and a seductive smile.Alkorin is the living embodiment of temptation, and he makes no effort to disguise his desire for her. But when his past threatens to drag her into a dangerous underworld, she discovers he isn't who he claims to be. After enduring so much suffering, can she bear to take a leap of faith with this mysterious alien? Can she trust him with not only her life, but her heart?----**Warning: This book contains sexual content and sexual violence.**

Mapping Manhattan

Mapping Manhattan
Author: Becky Cooper
Pages: 120
ISBN: 9781613124697
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Release: 2013-04-02
Editor: Abrams
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Armed with hundreds of blank maps she had painstakingly printed by hand, Becky Cooper walked Manhattan from end to end. Along her journey she met police officers, homeless people, fashion models, and senior citizens who had lived in Manhattan all their lives. She asked the strangers to “map their Manhattan” and to mail the personalized maps back to her. Soon, her P.O. box was filled with a cartography of intimate narratives: past loves, lost homes, childhood memories, comical moments, and surprising confessions. A beautifully illustrated, PostSecret-style tribute to New York, Mapping Manhattan includes 75 maps from both anonymous mapmakers and notable New Yorkers, including Man on Wire aerialist Philippe Petit, New York Times wine critic Eric Asimov, Tony award-winning actor Harvey Fierstein, and many more. Praise for Mapping Manhattan: “What an intriguing project.”—The New York Times “A tender cartographic love letter to this timeless city of multiple dimensions, parallel realities, and perpendicular views.” —Brain Pickings “Cooper’s beautiful project linking the lives of New Yorkers is one that will continue to grow.” —Publishers Weekly online

Savage Desire

Savage Desire
Author: Tiffany Roberts
Pages: 482
ISBN: 9798643886594
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Release: 2020-05-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

He's violent, volatile, and loves a good fight. She's small and sweet-and everything he craves. But can he make her his without hurting her? Thargen wanders the sprawling Undercity streets with one goal-a drink. Well, maybe a few drinks and a good old-fashioned bar fight to let off some steam. But the moment he sees Yuri working behind the bar, he's overwhelmed by a new desire-her. Yuri is his opposite in so many ways-delicate, soft, beautiful-and he knows the primal, uncontrollable rage in his heart makes it too dangerous for him to have her. But he wants her. He needs her. And when an unexpected series of events sees them stranded on a hostile, unknown planet together, it becomes almost impossible for him to resist her. Lost on a mountainside teeming with ravenous skeks, Thargen must rely upon his survival skills and the ferocity burning at his core to protect Yuri until they can get back home. But who will protect her from him?

The Infinite Game

The Infinite Game
Author: Simon Sinek
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780735213524
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Release: 2019-10-15
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last, a bold framework for leadership in today’s ever-changing world. How do we win a game that has no end? Finite games, like football or chess, have known players, fixed rules and a clear endpoint. The winners and losers are easily identified. Infinite games, games with no finish line, like business or politics, or life itself, have players who come and go. The rules of an infinite game are changeable while infinite games have no defined endpoint. There are no winners or losers—only ahead and behind. The question is, how do we play to succeed in the game we’re in? In this revelatory new book, Simon Sinek offers a framework for leading with an infinite mindset. On one hand, none of us can resist the fleeting thrills of a promotion earned or a tournament won, yet these rewards fade quickly. In pursuit of a Just Cause, we will commit to a vision of a future world so appealing that we will build it week after week, month after month, year after year. Although we do not know the exact form this world will take, working toward it gives our work and our life meaning. Leaders who embrace an infinite mindset build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organizations. Ultimately, they are the ones who lead us into the future.