Only You Can Save Mankind

Only You Can Save Mankind PDF Author: Terry Pratchett
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061975249
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 224

Book Description
The alien spaceship is in his sights. His finger is on the Fire button. Johnny Maxwell is about to set the new high score on the computer game Only You Can Save Mankind. Suddenly: We wish to talk. Huh? We surrender. The aliens aren't supposed to surrender -- they're supposed to die! Now what is Johnny going to do with a fleet of alien prisoners who know their rights under the international rules of war and are demanding safe-conduct? It's hard enough trying to save Mankind from the Galactic Hordes. It's even harder trying to save the Galactic Hordes from Mankind. But it's just a game, isn't it? Isn't it? Master storyteller Terry Pratchett leaves readers breathless -- with laughter, and with suspense -- in a reality-bending tale of virtual heroism.

Save the Scraps

Save the Scraps PDF Author: Bethany Stahl
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781951987053
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 32

Book Description
Discover the importance of composting with Alex and Mateo! Educational and silly, Save the Scraps tells the story of two children who learn how to compost with the help of their wiggly worm friend. With beautiful and charming illustrations, this is a book adults will love reading over and over again with their kids as readers learn about the benefits of compost. Save the Scrap's heartwarming lesson of environmentalism will stay with the reader for a lifetime. Book Extras! Identify scraps throughout the book! Count flowers and bees in the story! Answer reading comprehension questions!! Learn how to start a compost bin! You won't want to miss inspiring your precious little one with this brilliant composting tale! Save the Scraps is the fifth book in the Save the Earth series! Other books in the Save the Earth Series: "Save the Ocean" by Bethany Stahl "Save the Arctic" by Bethany Stahl "Save the Bees" by Bethany Stahl "Save the Land" by Bethany Stahl Perfect for ages: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and up

How to Save the World

How to Save the World PDF Author: Katie Patrick
Publisher: Blurb
ISBN: 9780578221151
Category :
Languages : en
Pages : 276

Book Description
You want to change the world. You want your work to have meaning. Maybe you're even audacious enough to want saving the world to be fun. What if saving the Earth were a game? Not just any game, but the greatest game we've ever played. This workbook helps social and environmental change professionals learn how to implement powerful techniques from the fields of game design, behavioral psychology, design, data science, and storytelling, that are not only proven to have impact, but also can make your project fun. In a 10-step framework of exercises, tutorials, and case studies, How to Save the World will teach you the art of changing the world - and it's often not what you think. Did you know that just by putting a sign above a recycling bin that showed people the number of cans inside increased the recycling rate by 67 percent? Or when people standing in line at a cafe were told that other customers before them had ordered a vegetarian meal, that this simple intervention doubled the total rate of vegetarian meal orders? As you implement these academically researched and measurement-driven techniques, How to Save the World will drive you to dig into your creativity and unearth your greatest ideas that shift the numbers on the causes you most care about, so you can experience the joy and satisfaction of seeing your work really, actually change the world every single day.

The World Around Us Series Ebook Bundle

The World Around Us Series Ebook Bundle PDF Author: Jillian Roberts
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers
ISBN: 1459827856
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 200

Book Description
The World Around Us series introduces children to complex cultural and social issues in a straightforward and accessible way. These illustrated nonfiction picture books tackle global concerns and initiate conversations about subjects that are difficult, sad or overwhelming with school-aged children who are just beginning to observe the world around them. The topics covered include poverty, homelessness, media awareness, tragedy, prejudice, bullying, internet safety, body image and environmentalism. This ebook bundle includes the entire World Around Us series: On Our Street: Our First Talk About Poverty On the News: Our First Talk About Tragedy On the Playground: Our First Talk About Prejudice On the Internet: Our First Talk About Online Safety Under Our Clothes: Our First Talk About Our Bodies On Our Nature Walk: Our First Talk About Our Impact on the Environment "A cheery and buoyant introduction to timely and imperative topics for young readers." —School Library Journal “The text is informative and manages to treat weighty issues seriously without being too scary.” —Booklist “The Q-and-A format works to bring in different topics...Accessible and informative.” —Kirkus Reviews

All We Can Save

All We Can Save PDF Author: Ayana Elizabeth Johnson
Publisher: One World
ISBN: 0593237080
Category : Science
Languages : en
Pages : 449

Book Description
NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity forward. “A powerful read that fills one with, dare I say . . . hope?”—The New York Times NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE There is a renaissance blooming in the climate movement: leadership that is more characteristically feminine and more faithfully feminist, rooted in compassion, connection, creativity, and collaboration. While it’s clear that women and girls are vital voices and agents of change for this planet, they are too often missing from the proverbial table. More than a problem of bias, it’s a dynamic that sets us up for failure. To change everything, we need everyone. All We Can Save illuminates the expertise and insights of dozens of diverse women leading on climate in the United States—scientists, journalists, farmers, lawyers, teachers, activists, innovators, wonks, and designers, across generations, geographies, and race—and aims to advance a more representative, nuanced, and solution-oriented public conversation on the climate crisis. These women offer a spectrum of ideas and insights for how we can rapidly, radically reshape society. Intermixing essays with poetry and art, this book is both a balm and a guide for knowing and holding what has been done to the world, while bolstering our resolve never to give up on one another or our collective future. We must summon truth, courage, and solutions to turn away from the brink and toward life-giving possibility. Curated by two climate leaders, the book is a collection and celebration of visionaries who are leading us on a path toward all we can save. With essays and poems by: Emily Atkin • Xiye Bastida • Ellen Bass • Colette Pichon Battle • Jainey K. Bavishi • Janine Benyus • adrienne maree brown • Régine Clément • Abigail Dillen • Camille T. Dungy • Rhiana Gunn-Wright • Joy Harjo • Katharine Hayhoe • Mary Annaïse Heglar • Jane Hirshfield • Mary Anne Hitt • Ailish Hopper • Tara Houska, Zhaabowekwe • Emily N. Johnston • Joan Naviyuk Kane • Naomi Klein • Kate Knuth • Ada Limón • Louise Maher-Johnson • Kate Marvel • Gina McCarthy • Anne Haven McDonnell • Sarah Miller • Sherri Mitchell, Weh’na Ha’mu Kwasset • Susanne C. Moser • Lynna Odel • Sharon Olds • Mary Oliver • Kate Orff • Jacqui Patterson • Leah Penniman • Catherine Pierce • Marge Piercy • Kendra Pierre-Louis • Varshini • Prakash • Janisse Ray • Christine E. Nieves Rodriguez • Favianna Rodriguez • Cameron Russell • Ash Sanders • Judith D. Schwartz • Patricia Smith • Emily Stengel • Sarah Stillman • Leah Cardamore Stokes • Amanda Sturgeon • Maggie Thomas • Heather McTeer Toney • Alexandria Villaseñor • Alice Walker • Amy Westervelt • Jane Zelikova

The World Around Me

The World Around Me PDF Author: Charlotte Guillain
Publisher: words & pictures
ISBN: 0711258163
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 24

Book Description
Step out your front door and begin a journey of discovery around the world! Fold out the richly illustrated pages of this expansive concertina book to clamber over mountain ranges, trek through jungles and sail across vast seas. Spot wildlife, visit amazing cities, experience different cultures and see famous landmarks as you whiz by. With so much to explore on this globetrotting adventure, it’s a good thing the book stretches to an incredible 2.5 meters long – you’ll get halfway around the world before you even have to turn the page! Stretch out the book's accordion-fold pages and take in the wonders of the world's cities and landmarks – traveling through over 60 countries. Then turn it over and explore the amazing diversity of creatures and landscapes on planet Earth. What can you spot on your travels? Explore even more of the world with the critically acclaimed The Street Beneath My Feet (March 2017) and The Skies Above My Eyes (August 2018), companion books from the Look Closer series.

No One Is Coming to Save Us

No One Is Coming to Save Us PDF Author: Stephanie Powell Watts
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006247300X
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 384

Book Description
*THE INAUGURAL SARAH JESSICA PARKER PICK FOR BOOK CLUB CENTRAL* CHOSEN AS A 2017 BEST SUMMER READ PICK BY The Wall Street Journal • The Washington Post • The Seattle Times NAMED ONE OF THE MOST ANTICIPATED BOOKS OF 2017 BY Entertainment Weekly • Nylon • Elle • Redbook • W Magazine • The Chicago Review of Books JJ Ferguson has returned home to Pinewood, North Carolina, to build his dream house and to pursue his high school sweetheart, Ava. But as he reenters his former world, where factories are in decline and the legacy of Jim Crow is still felt, he’s startled to find that the people he once knew and loved have changed just as much as he has. Ava is now married and desperate for a baby, though she can’t seem to carry one to term. Her husband, Henry, has grown distant, frustrated by the demise of the furniture industry, which has outsourced to China and stripped the area of jobs. Ava’s mother, Sylvia, caters to and meddles with the lives of those around her, trying to fill the void left by her absent son. And Don, Sylvia’s unworthy but charming husband, just won’t stop hanging around. JJ’s return—and his plans to build a huge mansion overlooking Pinewood and woo Ava—not only unsettles their family, but stirs up the entire town. The ostentatious wealth that JJ has attained forces everyone to consider the cards they’ve been dealt, what more they want and deserve, and how they might go about getting it. Can they reorient their lives to align with their wishes rather than their current realities? Or are they all already resigned to the rhythms of the particular lives they lead? No One Is Coming to Save Us is a revelatory debut from an insightful voice: with echoes of The Great Gatsby it is an arresting and powerful novel about an extended African American family and their colliding visions of the American Dream. In evocative prose, Stephanie Powell Watts has crafted a full and stunning portrait that combines a universally resonant story with an intimate glimpse into the hearts of one family.

Mya's Strategy to Save the World

Mya's Strategy to Save the World PDF Author: Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735265275
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 224

Book Description
Twelve-year-old Mya Parsons could save the world and organize her family, if only she had her own cell phone. A Dork Diaries for today's socially conscious young readers. Mya Parsons runs her school's social justice club with her best friend, Cleo. Her lifelong desire is to work for the United Nations and change the world, and then bask in all the ensuing adulation. Her more immediate desire is to get a phone, preferably one like Cleo's, with a leopard-print case to match. When her distracted dad and her long-distance mom (temporarily in Myanmar taking care of Mya's grandmother) both say no, no way, and possibly never, Mya launches a campaign to prove herself reliable and deserving. She advertises her babysitting services, takes on more responsibility around the house, and attempts to supervise her sister's skateboarding lessons. Her efforts leave her ego bruised and the kitchen slightly scorched. She's no closer to touch-screen victory, let alone the Nobel Peace Prize she deserves. But all that changes after an accident leaves Mya to take charge--an experience which helps her realize how much she's grown, with or without access to proper communications.

Acceptance

Acceptance PDF Author: Jeff VanderMeer
Publisher: FSG Originals
ISBN: 0374710791
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 353

Book Description
The New York Times bestselling final installment of Jeff VanderMeer’s wildy popular Southern Reach Trilogy It is winter in Area X, the mysterious wilderness that has defied explanation for thirty years, rebuffing expedition after expedition, refusing to reveal its secrets. As Area X expands, the agency tasked with investigating and overseeing it--the Southern Reach--has collapsed on itself in confusion. Now one last, desperate team crosses the border, determined to reach a remote island that may hold the answers they've been seeking. If they fail, the outer world is in peril. Meanwhile, Acceptance tunnels ever deeper into the circumstances surrounding the creation of Area X--what initiated this unnatural upheaval? Among the many who have tried, who has gotten close to understanding Area X--and who may have been corrupted by it? In this last installment of Jeff VanderMeer's Southern Reach trilogy, the mysteries of Area X may be solved, but their consequences and implications are no less profound--or terrifying.

Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You

Arthur Spiderwick's Field Guide to the Fantastical World Around You PDF Author: Tony DiTerlizzi
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416960953
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 140

Book Description
With 41 fabulous full-color plates, six gatefolds, six watercolor landscapes, scores of black-and-white and color sketches of 31 faierie species, this book is destined to be a favorite of even the most demanding faierie enthusiast. Illustrations.
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