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The Book Of What If

Author : Matt Murrie
ISBN : 9781481430746
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size : 38. 13 MB
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From the creators of the What If…? Conference comes a quirky book that encourages kids to explore and engage with the world around them by asking more than eighty wild, absurd, and thought provoking questions. 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! Divided into sections—history, people, stuff, and nature—along with four introductory text to open up a dialogue about why it’s important to be inquisitive and to always ask questions, The Book of What If…? is sure to be a hit with kids, teachers, and parents alike. So ask a question and let the answers lead you on an exciting journey filled with endless opportunities to learn!

What If

Author : Randall Munroe
ISBN : 9780544272996
Genre : Humor
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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.

The What If Book Of Questions

Author : Miggs Burroughs
ISBN : 9781935212881
Genre : Self-Help
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Collects questions relating to life and the nature of things.

The Little Book Of What If

Author : The WHIM Project
ISBN : 9781524597986
Genre : Philosophy
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What if computers could generate creative ideas? Well, perhaps they can. The what-if machine emerged from a research project exploring the potential of computers to be genuinely creative and come up with fictional ideas that could be the basis of poems, stories, or even musical theatre. This notebook is about creativity. First and foremost, it is about your creativity. Using ideas generated by the what-if machine, this book prompts you to let your imagination run wild with ideas that might take on a life of their own as stories, plays, animations, computer games, or paintings.

But What If We Re Wrong

Author : Chuck Klosterman
ISBN : 9780399184147
Genre : Social Science
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New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of television? Are all sports destined for extinction? Is it possible that the greatest artist of our era is currently unknown (or—weirder still—widely known, but entirely disrespected)? Is it possible that we “overrate” democracy? And perhaps most disturbing, is it possible that we’ve reached the end of knowledge? Klosterman visualizes the contemporary world as it will appear to those who'll perceive it as the distant past. Kinetically slingshotting through a broad spectrum of objective and subjective problems, But What If We’re Wrong? is built on interviews with a variety of creative thinkers—George Saunders, David Byrne, Jonathan Lethem, Kathryn Schulz, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Greene, Junot Díaz, Amanda Petrusich, Ryan Adams, Nick Bostrom, Dan Carlin, and Richard Linklater, among others—interwoven with the type of high-wire humor and nontraditional analysis only Klosterman would dare to attempt. It’s a seemingly impossible achievement: a book about the things we cannot know, explained as if we did. It’s about how we live now, once “now” has become “then.” From the Hardcover edition.

What If

Author : Regina J. Williams
ISBN : 0935699228
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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A child speculates about flying teddy bears, flowers that taste like candy, gold snowflakes, and more.

The Book Of Questions

Author : Gregory Stock
ISBN : 156305034X
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 85. 67 MB
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A collection of more than three hundred primary and follow-up questions focuses on commerce and politics, probing the conflicts that arise between ideals and reality and sounding morals along the way

The Book Of Answers For Federal Employees And Retirees New 4th Edition

Author : FEDweek
ISBN : 9781483523545
Genre : Business & Economics
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The Book of Answers contains complete answers, expert advice and guidance for questions, situations or life events that a federal employees or retirees experience, leading this publication to be appropriately nicknamed, "The What If Book." What if? - it’s a question we have heard time and again from our readers who simply don't know what effect a change in status (marriage, divorce, illness, outside work, leaving government, etc.) will have on their government job and benefits. What if I get married-or divorced? What if I leave government before I'm eligible to retire? What if I want to supplement my government salary with outside income? What if I'm sidelined by a serious medical problem? What if I come back to work after retirement? The list goes on and on. Yet there has never been a resource designed to directly address these questions as they are really asked. Until now. The Book of Answers takes a special type of perspective at federal benefits, describing what happens and what to do as a federal employee, retiree or family member when major life events occur. The various federal benefits all have special rules that apply in certain life situations, including some with deadlines that, once missed, can't be waived. These federal programs include health insurance, life insurance, retirement, the Thrift Savings Plan, Social Security, and more. And there are even some changes that occur at certain ages without a triggering life event, such as the decrease in the supplementary life insurance under FEGLI Basic between ages 35 and 45, or a potential decrease in that coverage after age 65, for example. The Book of Answers presents a mix of practical information plus insight gleaned from our long experience in talking with employees and retirees about their most serious and important concerns. It all came down to one big what if question: What if there were a book that answered those questions? Well, here it is! Take a look at just some of the questions that this valuable book answers: Section I—Life Events What If I Hit a ‘Magic Number’? What If My Family Members Marry or Hit Magic Numbers? What If I Get Married as an Active Employee? What If I Get Married After Retirement? What If We Adopt or Have a Child? What If I’m Divorced or Separated? What If I Move? What If I Die or a Family Member Dies? Section II—Financial Issues What If I Have a Financial Emergency? What If I Want to Supplement My Salary? What If I’m Offered a Gift? What If I Accumulate Frequent Traveler Credits on Official Travel? What If I’m Offered a Buyout? What If I Have a Financial Claim Against My Agency? What If I Owe Money? Section III—Medical Issues What If I or Family Members Have a Medical Emergency? What If I Exhaust My Leave? What If I Have a Life-Threatening Condition? What If I’m Disabled? Section IV—Benefits Issues What If I Go on Extended Leave Without Pay? What If I Go on Extended Leave for Military Service? What If There’s an Emergency Situation? What If I Want To Change or Drop My Life Insurance Coverage? What If I Want to Change or Drop My Health Insurance Coverage? What If I Want to Change or Drop My Dental or Vision Coverage? What If I Want To Change or Drop My Long Term Care Coverage? What If I Want to Name or Change Beneficiaries? What If My Claim Was Denied? What If I Need Help? Section V—Retirement Issues What If I Leave Government Before Retirement Eligibility? What If I’m Offered Early Retirement? What If I Retire? What If I Don’t Get My Annuity Payment On Time? What If I Return to Government Employment after Retiring? I Return to Government Employment after Retiring? I Retired With a Buyout? I Retired on Disability? My Reemployment Ends? I Die While Reemployed?

Thing Explainer

Author : Randall Munroe
ISBN : 9781473620926
Genre : Science
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From the No. 1 bestselling author of What If? - the man who created xkcd and explained the laws of science with cartoons - comes a series of brilliantly simple diagrams ('blueprints' if you want to be complicated about it) that show how important things work: from the nuclear bomb to the biro. It's good to know what the parts of a thing are called, but it's much more interesting to know what they do. Richard Feynman once said that if you can't explain something to a first-year student, you don't really get it. In Thing Explainer, Randall Munroe takes a quantum leap past this: he explains things using only drawings and a vocabulary of just our 1,000 (or the ten hundred) most common words. Many of the things we use every day - like our food-heating radio boxes ('microwaves'), our very tall roads ('bridges'), and our computer rooms ('datacentres') - are strange to us. So are the other worlds around our sun (the solar system), the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates), and even the stuff inside us (cells). Where do these things come from? How do they work? What do they look like if you open them up? And what would happen if we heated them up, cooled them down, pointed them in a different direction, or pressed this button? In Thing Explainer, Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and many, many more. Funny, interesting, and always understandable, this book is for anyone -- age 5 to 105 -- who has ever wondered how things work, and why. Please note that this ebook works best on a Kindle Fire or an iPad.


Author : Matthew Desmond
ISBN : 9780553447446
Genre : Social Science
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WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE GENERAL NON-FICTION From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. Arleen is a single mother trying to raise her two sons on the $20 a month she has left after paying for their rundown apartment. Scott is a gentle nurse consumed by a heroin addiction. Lamar, a man with no legs and a neighborhood full of boys to look after, tries to work his way out of debt. Vanetta participates in a botched stickup after her hours are cut. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind. The fates of these families are in the hands of two landlords: Sherrena Tarver, a former schoolteacher turned inner-city entrepreneur, and Tobin Charney, who runs one of the worst trailer parks in Milwaukee. They loathe some of their tenants and are fond of others, but as Sherrena puts it, “Love don’t pay the bills.” She moves to evict Arleen and her boys a few days before Christmas. Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America’s vast inequality—and to people’s determination and intelligence in the face of hardship. Based on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data, this masterful book transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible. NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION | WINNER OF THE PEN/JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH AWARD FOR NONFICTION | WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION | FINALIST FOR THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New York Times Book Review • The Boston Globe • The Washington Post • NPR • Entertainment Weekly • The New Yorker • Bloomberg • Esquire • Buzzfeed • Fortune • San Francisco Chronicle • Milwaukee Journal Sentinel • St. Louis Post-Dispatch • Politico • The Week • Bookpage • Kirkus Reviews • Amazon • Barnes and Noble Review • Apple • Library Journal • Chicago Public Library • Publishers Weekly • Booklist • Shelf Awareness

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