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The Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google

Nicholas G. Carr - 2008 - Computers - Limited preview
An analysis of an evolving trend in computer-based business makes predictions about what will be its role in transforming economics and culture, in an account that evaluates how the shift from private computer systems to Internet-based networks ...
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Papillon

Henri Charrière - 1970 - Convicts - Snippet view
Henri Charrière, called "Papillon," for the butterfly tattoo on his chest, was convicted in Paris in 1931 of a murder he did not commit. Sentenced to life imprisonment in the penal colony of French Guiana, he became obsessed with one goal: escape ...
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The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage

Cliff Stoll - 2005 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
The first true account of computer espionage tells of a year-long single-handed hunt for a computer thief who sold information from American computer files to Soviet intelligence agents
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Stalingrad

Antony Beevor - 1999 - History - No preview available
With the benefit of Russian documents never before seen by Western scholars, German transcripts, and private letters and diaries, the author offers a compelling narrative of the battle of Stalingrad, which broke the back of the Nazi army during ...
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Once You're Lucky, Twice You're Good: The Rebirth of Silicon Valley and the ...

Sarah Lacy - 2008 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Traces the stories of entrepreneurs who rose from the ashes of the dot-com bust to create groundbreaking new Web companies, in an account that documents the success stories of such examples as Facebook, MySpace, and YouTube.
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Wintersmith

Terry Pratchett - 2007 - No preview available
Tiffany Aching put one foot wrong, made one little mistake . . . And now the spirit of winter is in love with her. He gives her roses and icebergs, says it with avalanches and showers her with snowflakes - which is tough when you're 13, but also ...
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The Wee Free Men

Terry Pratchett - 2009 - Juvenile Fiction - Limited preview
A nightmarish danger threatens from the other side of reality . . . Armed with only a frying pan and her common sense, young witch-to-be Tiffany Aching must defend her home against the monsters of Fairyland. Luckily she has some very unusual help ...
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Hogfather

Terry Pratchett - 2009 - Fiction - Limited preview
Who would want to harm Discworld's most beloved icon? Very few things are held sacred in this twisted, corrupt, heartless -- and oddly familiar -- universe, but the Hogfather is one of them. Yet here it is, Hogswatchnight, that most joyous and ...
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Jingo

Terry Pratchett - 2009 - Fiction - Limited preview
It isn't much of an island that rises up one moonless night from the depths of the Circle Sea -- just a few square miles of silt and some old ruins. Unfortunately, the historically disputed lump of land called Leshp is once again floating ...
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Small Gods: Discworld Novel, A

Terry Pratchett - 2009 - Fiction - Limited preview
Lost in the chill deeps of space between the galaxies, it sails on forever, a flat, circular world carried on the back of a giant turtle— Discworld —a land where the unexpected can be expected. Where the strangest things happen to the nicest ...
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