The Plotting Shed

Author: Tim Flanagan
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781539851042
Format: PDF
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Pensioners are revolting! When a surprising syndicate of old-aged pensioners begin flooding the market with fake banknotes there's only one twelve-year-old who can stop them-SAM TROWEL, MI6's newest recruit. "I'm Sam Trowel-twelve-year-old master of disguise, spy, and Sudoku genius. Oh yes, I also work for MI6. Well, when I say work, it's more like a voluntary post, really. Cutbacks and overseas commitments mean that the government have no money left to spy on its own citizens. And that's why the Special Patrol Youth (or SPY for short) was founded-a government initiative to give kids a purpose in society whilst also reducing crime. But as it's so top secret, I'm not allowed to talk about my life. If I did, you'd have to undergo mind-altering experiments to make you forget, and they can be pretty nasty. I've heard what happens to others after they've been altered-they're never the same again."

The Halloween Bandits

Author: Tim Flanagan
ISBN: 9781540893147
Format: PDF, Docs
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"The light hearted, but charming antics of teenage detective Lawrence Pinkley will strike a chord with anyone, young or old..." NOT ALL EIGHTEEN YEAR OLDS WANT TO BE A DETECTIVE... ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY DON'T HAVE A CLUE ! The Halloween Bandits Pinkley pursues a masked gang who repeatedly target shops in Whitby. Can he succeed where the local police force have failed? Also contains FREE activities and puzzles. Successfully complete them to graduate from the Pinkley Academy. Visit to check your answers to the puzzles, win prizes, download images, solve the Pinkley Challenge, learn new detective skills and more...

How to Survive a Plague

Author: David France
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0451493303
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A definitive history of the successful battle to halt the AIDS epidemic, here is the incredible story of the grassroots activists whose work turned HIV from a mostly fatal infection to a manageable disease. Almost universally ignored, these men and women learned to become their own researchers, lobbyists, and drug smugglers, established their own newspapers and research journals, and went on to force reform in the nation’s disease-fighting agencies. From the creator of, and inspired by, the seminal documentary of the same name, How to Survive a Plague is an unparalleled insider’s account of a pivotal moment in the history of American civil rights.


Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062316109
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New York Times Bestseller A Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg From a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.” One hundred thousand years ago, at least six different species of humans inhabited Earth. Yet today there is only one—homo sapiens. What happened to the others? And what may happen to us? Most books about the history of humanity pursue either a historical or a biological approach, but Dr. Yuval Noah Harari breaks the mold with this highly original book that begins about 70,000 years ago with the appearance of modern cognition. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the rise of empires, Sapiens integrates history and science to reconsider accepted narratives, connect past developments with contemporary concerns, and examine specific events within the context of larger ideas. Dr. Harari also compels us to look ahead, because over the last few decades humans have begun to bend laws of natural selection that have governed life for the past four billion years. We are acquiring the ability to design not only the world around us, but also ourselves. Where is this leading us, and what do we want to become? Featuring 27 photographs, 6 maps, and 25 illustrations/diagrams, this provocative and insightful work is sure to spark debate and is essential reading for aficionados of Jared Diamond, James Gleick, Matt Ridley, Robert Wright, and Sharon Moalem.

Surviving an Alien Invasion

Author: Charlie Ogden
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP
ISBN: 1538214199
Format: PDF, Docs
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"Why waste time wondering if aliens could invade? It's better to prepare for their arrival, and while it would be nice if they were friendly, it's best to plan for a hostile takeover. It could mean the difference between life and certain doom. Readers will snatch up this high-interest survival guide, whether they're believers in UFOs or not. Its imaginative solutions to all problems an alien conquest might bring will make them confident of their own survival in the most challenging situations. Comprehensible text is coupled with an engaging design notable for its entertaining and vivid images."

The Curious Disappearance of Professor Brown

Author: Tim Flanagan
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781493660407
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Large format full colour edition, containing over 30 illustrations THE EXCITING ILLUSTRATED HUMOROUS DETECTIVE BOOK OF 2014 Eighteen year old Lawrence Pinkley is Whitby's greatest Private Detective. In fact, he's Whitby's only Private Detective. Pinkley's skills are called into play in the first case of a reluctant career. One night, in a high security laboratory, a scientist mysteriously disappears, leaving behind an overly nervous assistant and a trail of pumpkin juice. Pinkley is hired to investigate the disappearance by the professors beautiful daughter, forcing him to quickly learn the skills he needs to solve his first major crime. But every move Pinkley makes is being watched... As he blunders from one clue to the next he stumbles across secret messages, talking pumpkins, the Russian mafia, and hired hitmen. His life now depends on him solving the case. Not to mention the future of mankind! Also by Tim Flanagan Read the complete Urban Fantasy series, The Moon Stealers: The Moon Stealers and the Quest for the Silver Bough (Book 1) The Moon Stealers and the Queen of the Underworld (Book 2) The Moon Stealers and the Everlasting Night (Book 3) The Moon Stealers and the Children of the Light (Book 4) Review "There is an old-school charm to this novel, with a touch of witty-humor (at times “bathroom-humor”) that makes for a great read for middle-schoolers. And of course it does not hurt that the illustrations are their own little masterpieces..." (Elsa Takaoka, "Tim Flanagan's new children's book, The Curious Disappearance of Professor Brown is a great read. Even the most reluctant reader will find something in this book that will get them wanting to read. It has mystery, humor, and it's paced perfectly so there aren't any parts that drag.We are passengers on the thrill ride that is this book as the mystery unveils itself. The reader will in one moment be laughing, and then in the next moment will be drawn into the suspense of the story." (Maria Foley, Book Junkies) A Personal Note from the Author When I was a child I enjoyed looking at the artwork that went with the books I read, especially those that had some hidden information that added an extra layer to the story. And that was something I wanted to recreate with The Curious Disappearance of Professor Brown. Writing can sometimes be a lonely occupation, but teaming up with someone as talented and inspiring as Dylan Gibson, has made this book a complete joy to work on. Dylan's illustrations bring an added dimension to the story that make the characters take on a life all of their own.

Historia and Fabula

Author: Peter G. Bietenholz
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004100633
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Examining a variety of texts ranging from the Ancient Near East to the nineteenth century, this book deals with the inevitable presence of both fact and fiction in historical thought and investigates when, where and to what degree they were distinguished.

Machine of Death

Author: Ryan North
Publisher: Machines of Death LLC
ISBN: 0982167121
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents fantasy stories written by Internet authors that explore how people, cultures, and societies are affected by the predictions of the Machine, an object that provides short yet vague phrases about how a person will die.

Truth Triumphant

Author: Wilkinson, Benjamin George
Publisher: Delmarva Publications, Inc.
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A much neglected field of study has been opened by the research of the author into the history of the Christian church from its apostolic origins to the close of the eighteenth century. Taking as his thesis the prominence given to the Church in the Wilderness in Bible prophecy, and the fact that “‘the Church in the Wilderness,’ and not the proud hierarchy enthroned in the world’s great capital, was the true church of Christ,” he has spent years developing this subject. In its present form, Truth Triumphant represents much arduous research in the libraries of Europe as well as in America. Excellent ancient sources are most difficult to obtain, but the author has been successful in gaining access to many of them. To crystallize the subject matter and make the historical facts live in modem times, the author also made extensive travels throughout Europe and Asia. The doctrines of the primitive Christian church spread to Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. As grains of a mustard seed they lodged in the hearts of many Godly souls in southern France and northern Italy — people known as the Albigenses and the Waldenses. The faith of Jesus was valiantly upheld by the Church of the East. This term, as used by the author, not only includes the Syrian and Assyrian Churches, but is also the term applied to the development of apostolic Christianity throughout the lands of the East. The spirit of Christ, burning in the hearts of loyal men who would not compromise with paganism, sent them forth as missionaries to lands afar. Patrick, Columbanus, Marcos, and a host of others were missionaries to distant lands. They braved the ignorance of the barbarian, the intolerance of the apostate church leaders, and the persecution of the state in order that they might win souls to God. To unfold the dangers that were ever present in the conflict of the true church against error, to reveal the sinister working of evil and the divine strength by which men of God made truth triumphant, to challenge the Remnant Church today in its final controversy against the powers of evil, and to show the holy, unchanging message of the Bible as it has been preserved for t hose who will “fear God, and keep His commandments” — these are the sincere aims of the author as he presents this book to those who know the truth. MERLIN L. NEFF.