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|Author||: Randall Munroe|
|Editor||: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt|
The creator of the incredibly popular webcomic xkcd presents his heavily researched answers to his fans' oddest questions, including “What if I took a swim in a spent-nuclear-fuel pool?” and “Could you build a jetpack using downward-firing machine guns?” 100,000 first printing.
|Author||: Samantha Berger|
|Editor||: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers|
Creativity, the power of imagination, and the importance of self-expression are celebrated in this inspiring picture book written and illustrated by real-life best friends. This girl is determined to express herself! If she can't draw her dreams, she'll sculpt or build, carve or collage. If she can't do that, she'll turn her world into a canvas. And if everything around her is taken away, she'll sing, dance, and dream... Stunning mixed media illustrations, lyrical text, and a breathtaking gatefold conjure powerful magic in this heartfelt affirmation of art, imagination, and the resilience of the human spirit.
|Author||: Rebecca Donovan|
A new novel by the USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of The Breathing Series . . . What if you had a second chance to meet someone for the first time? Cal Logan is shocked to see Nicole Bentley sitting across from him at a coffee shop thousands of miles from their hometown. After all, no one has seen or heard from her since they graduated over a year ago. Except this girl isn't Nicole. She looks exactly like Cal's shy childhood crush, but her name is Nyelle Preston and she has no idea who he is. This girl is impulsive and daring, her passion for life infectious. The complete opposite of Nicole. Cal finds himself utterly fascinated-and falling hard. But Nyelle is also extremely secretive. And the closer he comes to finding out what she's hiding, the less he wants to know. When the secrets from the past and present collide, one thing becomes clear: Nothing is what it seems. NEW BONUS epilogue, author interview, book club guide and more.
|Author||: Miquel A. Hernan,James M. Robins|
|Editor||: CRC Press|
The application of causal inference methods is growing exponentially in fields that deal with observational data. Written by pioneers in the field, this practical book presents an authoritative yet accessible overview of the methods and applications of causal inference. With a wide range of detailed, worked examples using real epidemiologic data as well as software for replicating the analyses, the text provides a thorough introduction to the basics of the theory for non-time-varying treatments and the generalization to complex longitudinal data.
|Author||: Rob Hopkins|
|Editor||: Chelsea Green Publishing|
The founder of the international Transition Towns movement asks why true creative, positive thinking is in decline, asserts that it's more important now than ever, and suggests ways our communities can revive and reclaim it. In these times of deep division and deeper despair, if there is a consensus about anything in the world, it is that the future is going to be awful. There is an epidemic of loneliness, an epidemic of anxiety, a mental health crisis of vast proportions, especially among young people. There’s a rise in extremist movements and governments. Catastrophic climate change. Biodiversity loss. Food insecurity. The fracturing of ecosystems and communities beyond, it seems, repair. The future—to say nothing of the present—looks grim. But as Transition movement cofounder Rob Hopkins tells us, there is plenty of evidence that things can change, and cultures can change, rapidly, dramatically, and unexpectedly—for the better. He has seen it happen around the world and in his own town of Totnes, England, where the community is becoming its own housing developer, energy company, enterprise incubator, and local food network—with cascading benefits to the community that extend far beyond the projects themselves. We do have the capability to effect dramatic change, Hopkins argues, but we’re failing because we’ve largely allowed our most critical tool to languish: human imagination. As defined by social reformer John Dewey, imagination is the ability to look at things as if they could be otherwise. The ability, that is, to ask What if? And if there was ever a time when we needed that ability, it is now. Imagination is central to empathy, to creating better lives, to envisioning and then enacting a positive future. Yet imagination is also demonstrably in decline at precisely the moment when we need it most. In this passionate exploration, Hopkins asks why imagination is in decline, and what we must do to revive and reclaim it. Once we do, there is no end to what we might accomplish. From What Is to What If is a call to action to reclaim and unleash our collective imagination, told through the stories of individuals and communities around the world who are doing it now, as we speak, and witnessing often rapid and dramatic change for the better.
|Author||: Steve Robbins|
|Editor||: Nicholas Brealey|
Twenty-six inspiring, lively, and personal stories that illustrate concepts of diversity and inclusion, as well as invite discussion among groups.
|Author||: Matt Murrie,Andrew R McHugh|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
What if a book didn?t just tell you how to think or what to know, but rather encouraged you to think for yourself? What if there was a book that focused on asking questions instead of just answering them? The Book of What If?? does just that! What if you lived on a floating city? What if politicians were kids? What if broccoli tasted like chocolate? What if you could explore outer space? By asking these fun, open-ended questions, this book fosters greater critical thinking skills and gives kids a space to interact by breaking out a notebook to draw or write out their personal reactions, or engage in entertaining exercises with family and friends. Plus, sidebars deepen the investigation with peer-to-peer insights, historical and current profiles, real-life examples, and more, making for unlimited learning opportunities!
|Author||: Michio Kaku|
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The #1 bestselling author of The Future of the Mind traverses the frontiers of astrophysics, artificial intelligence, and technology to offer a stunning vision of man's future in space, from settling Mars to traveling to distant galaxies. We are entering a new Golden Age of space exploration. With irrepressible enthusiasm and a deep understanding of the cutting-edge research in space travel, World-renowned physicist and futurist Dr. Michio Kaku presents a compelling vision of how humanity may develop a sustainable civilization in outer space. He reveals the developments in robotics, nanotechnology, and biotechnology that may allow us to terraform and build habitable cities on Mars and beyond. He then journeys out of our solar system and discusses how new technologies such as nanoships, laser sails, and fusion rockets may actually make interstellar travel a possibility. We travel beyond our galaxy, and even beyond our universe, as Kaku investigates some of the hottest topics in science today, including warp drive, wormholes, hyperspace, parallel universes, and the multiverse. Ultimately, he shows us how humans may someday achieve a form of immortality and be able to leave our bodies entirely, laser porting to new havens in space.
|Author||: Shirley MacLaine|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Beloved actress and bestselling author Shirley MacLaine contemplates a wealth of subjects from the mundane to the esoteric in this all-new collection of musings that begin with two simple words: What if… What if hope is the most dangerous emotion? What if a frog had wings? (Answer: He wouldn't bump his ass so much.) What if our political leaders actually led? What if Downton Abbey was full of Americans? What if, for some reason, I couldn't be creative and work? These are just a few of the 'what ifs' that Shirley MacLaine considers in her new book written in the style of her beloved and laugh-out-loud memoir I'm Over All That. In What If… she speculates on a wide range of matters, spiritual and secular, humorous and profound, earth-bound and high-flying, personal and universal. This is Shirley MacLaine at her most funny, acerbic, imaginative, and irresistible.
|Author||: Mumford , Sally & Mackinnon , Emma,Sally Mumford|
|Editor||: Random House|
What if ... ...Your front tooth is knocked out? ...You are staying at a friend's house and by mistake you break something? ...You come home from school and you smell gas? ...Your hamster has escaped? ...You are bullied at school? ...There is a strange man lurking by the playground? Today's world is perceived to be a much more dangerous place than it was twenty or thirty years' ago. Whether it is or not, events can happen in everyday life which can worry, scare or upset a child. What if... aims to provide children with basic, practical, commonsense strategies to deal with life - at school, at home, at a friend's house and out & about. Containing up to 100 different scenarios, What if... is designed to appeal to children as they learn to deal with life independently and is an essential reference for all parents and teachers who want to bring up confident, happy children.
|Author||: Marvel Comics|
|Editor||: Marvel Entertainment|
Collects What If? #21-26. Captain America as the President of the United States? The Hulk a Microscopic Warlord? Doctor Doom a Hero? Gwen Stacy... alive? Only a few of the dynamic dimensional divergences in the Fourth Volume of Marvel's original alternate earth epics! Featuring the Fantastic Four, the Avengers, the Man-Thing and more! Plus revelations of some of the Marvel Universe's most Eternal secrets!
|Author||: Carol Harms|
|Editor||: Author House|
New experiences can be very scary at times. The unknown can make us worry and many times questions of WHAT IF can arise. It's when we find out that many WHAT IF's turn out to be great experiences. Then we can be excited about new adventures.
|Author||: Eldon Taylor|
|Editor||: Hay House, Inc|
What if you awoke tomorrow with amnesia—no memory of who you are, what you like and dislike, and so on. Would you be the same person? What if, as in the movie The Matrix, you discovered that everything was a simulation and you were just a programmed component? What if everything you believed was false? Who would you be then? Eldon Taylor has been researching the power of the mind for more than 25 years. He has repeatedly demonstrated the overt attempts that have been made to control your thinking. While very interesting in theory, most of us do not understand this on a personal level. It is easy to understand the concept of Mind Programming when it is occurring with someone else, but most would deny that they too are victims. What If? is a very personal book. By using everyday situations and guiding you through numerous thought experiments, Eldon does an excellent job of peeling back the layers and revealing the dissonance in much of your thinking, beliefs, desires, and choices—contradictory beliefs held at the same time with no apparent awareness. Once you have seen your own mind with the filtered lenses removed, it is impossible to remain the same. That is why so many have praised this work as being absolutely life-changing—not just a fascinating read—but a transformational experience!
|Author||: Smriti Khullar|
|Editor||: Notion Press|
One question which, in its two simple words, holds the power of all curiosity, imagination and dreams... Just two words which clearly say that the world that we see is not all... that there is a wider, deeper world full of possibilities. Just two words which stir up all the could-be’s and should-be’s. Who wouldn’t be tempted to know what these words have to offer? But then, who knows which gates open when we chant the words… What if?
|Author||: Driving Standards Agency|
|Editor||: The Stationery Office|
Recent research has shown that a structured learning programme can improve a rider's hazard awareness ability substantially and thus help avoid potentially dangerous situations. This video and booklet gives guidance for riders on how to improve their hazard awareness and anticipation skills, and covers issues including: how to identify different types of hazards, how hazards can develop and the importance of planning ahead, and demonstrates safe actions to be taken on the road.
|Author||: Kenneth F. Brown|
|Editor||: Wipf and Stock Publishers|
What if you could have been an insider to some of the greatest stories ever told? What If? is a ministry resource intended for Christian lay readers, deacons, and pastors. These first-person, narrative “stories” may be thought of as sermons, messages, homilies, or monologues. They were developed over the fifty years of the Reverend Kenneth Brown’s pastoral ministry. In this collection of popular sermons, Kenneth Brown provides an insider’s perspective. Brown recounts biblical stories from the points of view of New Testament characters, inviting the audience to take a look behind the scenes, feeling the Judean sun on their backs and tasting of the water from the well of Jacob. Writing as a trained theologian and lifelong pastor, Brown combines his imagination with biblical accounts and known archeological, cultural, and political facts.
|Author||: Vance Ward|
|Editor||: Trafford Publishing|
This unique collection of what-if questions is loaded with fun. Every prompt in each of the seventeen what-if scenarios is designed to get your kids laughing and working their creative thinking muscles at the same time. Including a wide variety of fun-filled questions and bright illustrations, What If can help you initiate the creative thinking process and can be used as examples for dialogue or inspire your children to draw pictures of their own. The possibilities are endless! Creative thinking is a valuable skill that can often be a major factor in a child's success as an adult. From careers to relationships, imaginative thinking is an indispensable trait in adulthood. Give your children a head start in life by helping them develop vital skills now for a lifetime of success, and have fun doing it.