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|Author||: Marcus J. Moore|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
This “smart, confident, and necessary” (Shea Serrano, New York Times bestselling author) first cultural biography of rap superstar and “master of storytelling” (The New Yorker) Kendrick Lamar explores his meteoric rise to fame and his profound impact on a racially fraught America—perfect for fans of Zack O’Malley Greenburg’s Empire State of Mind. Kendrick Lamar is at the top of his game. The thirteen-time Grammy Award-winning rapper is just in his early thirties, but he’s already won the Pulitzer Prize for Music, produced and curated the soundtrack of the megahit film Black Panther, and has been named one of Time’s 100 Influential People. But what’s even more striking about the Compton-born lyricist and performer is how he’s established himself as a formidable adversary of oppression and force for change. Through his confessional poetics, his politically charged anthems, and his radical performances, Lamar has become a beacon of light for countless people. Written by veteran journalist and music critic Marcus J. Moore, this is much more than the first biography of Kendrick Lamar. “It’s an analytical deep dive into the life of that good kid whose m.A.A.d city raised him, and how it sparked a fire within Kendrick Lamar to change history” (Kathy Iandoli, author of Baby Girl) for the better.
|Author||: Edward D. Melillo|
A fascinating, entertaining dive into the long-standing relationship between humans and insects, revealing the surprising ways we depend on these tiny, six-legged creatures. Insects might make us shudder in disgust, but they are also responsible for many of the things we take for granted in our daily lives. When we bite into a shiny apple, listen to the resonant notes of a violin, get dressed, receive a dental implant, or get a manicure, we are the beneficiaries of a vast army of insects. Try as we might to replicate their raw material (silk, shellac, and cochineal, for instance), our artificial substitutes have proven subpar at best, and at worst toxic, ensuring our interdependence with the insect world for the foreseeable future. Drawing on research in laboratory science, agriculture, fashion, and international cuisine, Edward D. Melillo weaves a vibrant world history that illustrates the inextricable and fascinating bonds between humans and insects. Across time, we have not only coexisted with these creatures but have relied on them for, among other things, the key discoveries of modern medical science and the future of the world's food supply. Without insects, entire sectors of global industry would grind to a halt and essential features of modern life would disappear. Here is a beguiling appreciation of the ways in which these creatures have altered--and continue to shape--the very framework of our existence.
|Author||: Rex G. Russell|
|Editor||: Xulon Press|
For over 25 years, Rex has taught with one simple theme;you matter to God.Somehow we have missed that. The unconditional mercy and grace that flow from the heart of God draws us to Him. Nothing we will ever do, good or bad, would ever cause the heart of God to love us any more or less than he does right now. When that truth soaks in, you and I will be able to live the life that God has called us to live.The smallest of things we do and say, matter deeply to God and to those around us. Grace, extended to others, has a ripple effect. When we step out of our comfort zone and touch the world around us, something happens.Broken-hearted people start to mend.They begin to connect the dots to God.That is a good thing, a very good thing.It can cause a butterfly effect of grace.
|Author||: James Swallow|
|Editor||: Black Library|
The novelization of the upcoming film from New Line Cinema starring Ashton Kutcher ("That 70s Show"), opening on February 6, 2004. Struggling with repressed childhood memories, a young man devises a technique to travel back in time to inhabit his childhood body. Original.
|Author||: Rajat Chaudhuri|
|Editor||: Niyogi Books|
A self-obsessed Calcutta detective who goes by his last name `Kar’, an enigmatic internet cafe hostess in Seoul, and a hotshot geneticist labouring away on a top-secret corporate project. These are just a few pieces in the puzzle that need to be put together to explain a world sucked into the whirlpool of the `butterfly effect’. In the decaying capital city of a near-future Darkland, which covers large swathes of Asia, Captain Old – an off-duty policeman – receives news that might help to unravel the roots of a scourge that has ravaged the continent. As stories coalesce into stories – welding past, present and future together – will a macabre death in a small English town or the disappearance of Indian tourists in Korea, help to blow away the dusts of time? From utopian communities of Asia to the prison camps of Pyongyang and from the gene labs of Europe to the violent streets of Darkland – riven by civil war, infested by genetically engineered fighters – this time-travelling novel crosses continents, weaving mystery, adventure and romance, gradually fixing its gaze on the sway of the unpredictable over our lives.
|Author||: Eve Zaremba|
|Editor||: Helen Keremos Mystery|
The fifth book in a highly successful series, The Butterfly Effect takes detective Helen Keremos to Japan. There she becomes involved in a complex series of crimes that have ramifications from the Far East to Europe and North America.
|Author||: Kelly Elliott|
The butterfly effect - one small change, one moment in time that impacts the future.At twenty-six years old I never dreamed I'd walk in on my husband in bed with my best friend. At twenty-seven years old I found myself divorced, and the mother of a one-year-old son. Never mind I was learning to take the reins of my family's apple orchard business. There was no way my life could be any more complicated...or so I thought. Can a woman who's lost all trust in men help a man who can't even trust himself? Aiden O'Hara was my brother's best friend, and I would be remiss if I said I hadn't always found him utterly attractive-and the passing of time or circumstances didn't change that. But when he moves back to Boggy Creek Valley after serving his time as a Navy SEAL, I cannot deny the pull I feel between us. Aiden is haunted by his own demons-demons that seem bigger than the both of us-and my heart warns me to stay away. I'd been burned already and didn't need that added complication in my life, or so I thought. But one moment in time changes everything between us, and neither one of us can deny the hidden feelings we share.Our pasts want to keep us apart...our future will be up to the wings of fate.The Butterfly Effect is book one in the Boggy Creek Valley series and is a stand-alone novel.
|Author||: Ralph Abraham,Yoshisuke Ueda|
|Editor||: World Scientific|
This book is an authoritative and unique reference for the history of chaos theory, told by the pioneers themselves. It also provides an excellent historical introduction to the concepts. There are eleven contributions, and six of them are published here for the first time OCo two by Steve Smale, three by Yoshisuke Ueda, and one each by Ralph Abraham, Edward Lorenz, Christian Mira, Floris Takens, T Y Li and James A Yorke, and Otto E Rossler. Contents: On How I Got Started in Dynamical Systems 1959OCo1962 (S Smale); Finding a Horseshoe on the Beaches of Rio (S Smale); Strange Attractors and the Origin of Chaos (Y Ueda); My Encounter with Chaos (Y Ueda); Reflections on the Origin of the Broken-Egg Chaotic Attractor (Y Ueda); The Chaos Revolution: A Personal View (R Abraham); The Butterfly Effect (E Lorenz); I Gumowski and a Toulouse Research Group in the OC PrehistoricOCO Times of Chaotic Dynamics (C Mira); The Turbulence Paper of D Ruelle & F Takens (F Takens); Exploring Chaos on an Interval (T Y Li & J A Yorke); Chaos, Hyperchaos and the Double-Perspective (O E RAssler). Readership: Educators and university students of science and mathematics."
|Author||: J. Ryan Stradal|
'A tremendous novel that combines powerfully moving moments with hilarious satire' Daily Mail 'Eva Thorvald is the new Olive Kitteridge' Elisabeth Egan 'Kitchens of the Great Midwest is terrific' Jane Smiley, Guardian Have you met Eva Thorvald? To her father, a chef, she's a pint-sized recipe tester and the love of his life. To the chilli chowdown contestants of Cook County, Illinois, she's a fire-eating demon. To the fashionable foodie goddess of supper clubs, she's a wanton threat. She's an enigma, a secret ingredient that no one can figure out. Someday, Eva will surprise everyone. One by one, they tell their story; together, they tell Eva's. Joyful, quirky and heartwarming, this is a novel about the family you lose, the friends you make and the chance connections that make a life. On the day before her eleventh birthday, she's cultivating chilli peppers in her wardrobe like a pro. Abandoned by her mother, gangly and poor, Eva arms herself with the weapons of her unknown heritage: a kick-ass palate and a passion bordering on obsession. Over the years, her tastes grow, and so do her ambitions. One day Eva will be the greatest chef in the world. But along the way, the people she meets will shape her - and she, them - in ways unforgettable, riotous and profound. So she - for one - knows exactly who she is by the time her mother returns. Special paperback edition with questions for reading groups, interview, guide to the Midwest, recipes and more!
|Author||: Ian Goldin,Mike Mariathasan|
|Editor||: Princeton University Press|
How to better manage systemic risks—from cyber attacks and pandemics to financial crises and climate change—in a globalized world The Butterfly Defect addresses the widening gap between the new systemic risks generated by globalization and their effective management. It shows how the dynamics of turbo-charged globalization has the potential and power to destabilize our societies. Drawing on the latest insights from a wide variety of disciplines, Ian Goldin and Mike Mariathasan provide practical guidance for how governments, businesses, and individuals can better manage globalization and risk. Goldin and Mariathasan demonstrate that systemic risk issues are now endemic everywhere—in supply chains, pandemics, infrastructure, ecology and climate change, economics, and politics. Unless we address these concerns, they will lead to greater protectionism, xenophobia, nationalism, and, inevitably, deglobalization, rising inequality, conflict, and slower growth. The Butterfly Defect shows that mitigating uncertainty and risk in an interconnected world is an essential task for our future.
|Author||: Wei-Bin Zhang|
|Editor||: Palgrave Macmillan|
This book examines the butterfly effect in China's modern economic development during the period of 1978–2018. In chaos theory, the butterfly effect refers to a phenomenon that a butterfly flaps its wings in Okinawa, and subsequently a storm may ravage New York. Deng applied a trivial idea, called the market mechanism, to China’s countryside in 1978. The idea has subsequently caused economic structural changes and fast growth in the economy with the largest population in human history. China’s per capita GDP jumped from $100 in 1978 to over US$8,000 in 2018. Eight hundred million people have made a great escape from poverty. By 2018, China was the world’s second-largest economy from its 10th position in 1978 with its 9 per cent average annual growth rate of GDP in the previous four decades. This illuminating book will be of value to economists, scholars of China, and historians.
|Author||: Jennifer Parreno|
Beautifully illustrated by Rafael Burgos Jr, "The Butterfly Effect" is a book of love for others and how to connect with them on the simplest of levels. Forging connections is not always easy, but it can be, when your heart is in the right place. It also brings awareness to those who may have differences, but are still absolutely beautiful humans. My goal was also to bring some level of awareness to a struggling population of military Veterans who deserve so much honor and glory for all that they have given up for our freedom.
|Author||: David Potter|
We know a lot about change leadership. We understand how to design change programmes, and we know how to prescribe best practice change methods. Yet, despite all this knowledge, it is reported that up to 70% of change leadership projects fail to realize many of their objectives. The fault lines are cited as occurring at the micro level of social interaction. What we don’t adequately explain and demonstrate within the change leadership literature is how change leaders may consciously generate in themselves and in others resourceful mindsets, emotions, attitudes, and behaviours to enable positive change leadership dynamics. Neuro-Linguistic Programming for Change Leaders: The Butterfly Effect fills this gap by connecting the practices of personal development with those of corporate change leadership. This book has the vision of advancing NLP as a serious technology in the change leader’s tool box. The book introduces to operations managers, HR practitioners, OD specialists, and students of management new ideas and practices, which can transform their effectiveness as change leaders. It focuses on the benefits of applied NLP to change leaders as a generative change toolkit. Secondly, the book provides a model that shows change leaders how to build a climate of psychological safety to establish rapport with stakeholders. Thirdly, the book provides a strategy for enabling broader cultural change and stakeholder engagement throughout the organization.
|Author||: Shani Moore|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
Butterflies are symbols of powerful transformations and joy. Growing up wasn't always joyous, however becoming an adult was definitely a powerful transformation. Like butterflies, women undergo multiple changes to facilitate and carry on life. Representing a never-ending life cycle. This project defines that cycle. The art of maturing, elevating, and flying free. Letting go of old behaviors and expounding into the next phase of life. Forgiving others, spreading love, and freeing your soul. This formulizes, "The Butterfly Effect".
|Author||: Jean-Dominique Bauby|
A celebration of the liberating power of consciousness—a triumphant book that lets us witness an indomitable spirit and share in the pure joy of its own survival. In 1995, Jean-Dominique Bauby was the editor-in-chief of French Elle, the father of two young childen, a 44-year-old man known and loved for his wit, his style, and his impassioned approach to life. By the end of the year he was also the victim of a rare kind of stroke to the brainstem. After 20 days in a coma, Bauby awoke into a body which had all but stopped working: only his left eye functioned, allowing him to see and, by blinking it, to make clear that his mind was unimpaired. Almost miraculously, he was soon able to express himself in the richest detail: dictating a word at a time, blinking to select each letter as the alphabet was recited to him slowly, over and over again. In the same way, he was able eventually to compose this extraordinary book. By turns wistful, mischievous, angry, and witty, Bauby bears witness to his determination to live as fully in his mind as he had been able to do in his body. He explains the joy, and deep sadness, of seeing his children and of hearing his aged father's voice on the phone. In magical sequences, he imagines traveling to other places and times and of lying next to the woman he loves. Fed only intravenously, he imagines preparing and tasting the full flavor of delectable dishes. Again and again he returns to an "inexhaustible reservoir of sensations," keeping in touch with himself and the life around him. Jean-Dominique Bauby died two days after the French publication of The Diving Bell and the Butterfly. This book is a lasting testament to his life.
|Author||: Catharine A. MacKinnon|
|Editor||: Harvard University Press|
The miniscule motion of a butterfly’s wings can trigger a tornado half a world away, according to chaos theory. Catharine A. MacKinnon’s collected work on gender inequality—including new pieces—argues that the right seemingly minor interventions in the legal realm can have a butterfly effect that generates major social and cultural transformations.
|Author||: Mark Briggs|
|Editor||: Houndstooth Press|
Do you feel like your work and your personal life are pulling you in opposite directions? Like the more you're there for one, the less you're there for the other? After his family was torn apart-twice-former journalist Mark Briggs launched a full-scale investigation into work-life balance. What he discovered was a surprising framework of small, simple changes that can send powerful ripple effects throughout your life-both at work and at home. In researching The Butterfly Impact, Mark interviewed over one hundred people at the prime of their careers-including industry leaders at Starbucks, Facebook, Google, Amazon, REI, The Gates Foundation, Good Morning America, and Gonzaga University's legendary basketball team. Here, you'll read their relatable stories of resilience, grit, and triumph. Each chapter also includes practical activities to help you develop your own balance, excelling in your career while thriving in your personal life. If you're ready to show up fully at work and be fully present at home for what matters most, The Butterfly Impact is for you.
|Author||: Alex Blackwell|
If something as subtle as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world,what might follow from devastation like that of 9/11? THE ATROCITY. . . Jason Geraghty lost his beloved wife on 9/11. To Jason's grief-stricken mind, her work at the World Trade Center for a secret US Government agency meant America was to blame AND AMERICA WOULD HAVE TO PAY! THE REVENGE. . . An apocalypse so simple in its conception and so overwhelming in its annihilation that it will destroy the United States of America once and for all! Unless, of course, Jack O'D can intervene in time... The Butterfly Effect “Is an addictive page turner” “Once you pick it up you'll find it hard to put down”
|Author||: Andy Andrews|
|Editor||: Thomas Nelson|
Wall Street Journal Bestseller Have you ever wondered why we spend so much time and energy thinking about the big challenges in our lives when all the evidence proves it’s actually the little things that change everything? That’s right… Absolutely everything. Little Things embodies Andy’s own approach to life and work, detailing for the first time some of the exclusive material that he uses to teach and coach some of the most successful corporations, teams, and individuals around the world. In his unique humorous style, Andy shows how people succeed by actually going against the modern adage, “don’t sweat the small stuff”. By contrast, Andy proves that it is in concentrating on the smaller things that we add value and margin. Discover a new perspective and a game plan for meeting various challenges, such as: Managing life in a society that seems to be constantly offended by something or someone Creating change that is permanent and not short term Dramatically increasing results by harnessing the fraction of margin between second place and first Understanding our spiritual connection with God and how that affects planning and outcome Identifying the very moment when asking the question why? multiplies the success of an endeavor Recognizing the smallest details that ensure the greatest success
|Author||: Dannielle Miller|
|Editor||: Random House Australia|
A fresh and positive approach to help parents of teenage girls. Danni wrote The Butterfly Effect to inspire parents to create their own new realities for their daughters. Talking to multitudes of girls every year in Australia and New Zealand, Danni's message is authentic and passionate, and her book both celebrates and challenges the joy and beauty of teen girls in an age of raunch and consumer culture. The Butterfly Effect offers practical, intuitive and powerful strategies, and uses humor to disarm and open up new ways of looking at self-esteem, resilience, body image, friendship, consumerism, navigating the online world, overcoming girls' fear of failure and finding positive role models. Dannielle Miller is an experienced teacher and educator committed to empowering young people to reach their full potential. Her work has been featured in education journals and has made her a popular speaker at various national conferences and forums. Dannielle founded Enlighten Education in 2003. Enlighten is now a national network of passionate, talented women who believe that by entering our young girls' world and engaging them, they have the capacity to be a voice of difference and facilitate meaningful conversations around gender and identity. Dannielle delights in working with thousands of teenage girls across Australia, and with the media as a guest expert on teen issues. The connection Danni forges with teenage girls and her ability to get them to open up to her and think about themselves and the world around them gives her unique and invaluable insight into what makes teenage girls tick, and how we can help them navigate everything life throws in their way. Dannielle writes primarily for the mothers of teenage girls, encouraging them to realise that they are more like their daughters than they think and they can help their daughters by helping themselves, too.