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Ronan O'Driscoll's libraryResults 51-60 of 98

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Snow Crash

Neal Stephenson - 2000 - Fiction - Snippet view
In twenty-first-century America, a teenaged computer hacker finds himself fighting a computer virus that battles virtual reality technology and a deadly drug that turns humans into zombies.
299 Reviews - Write review

Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything

Steven D. Levitt, Frank Stern, Stephen J. Dubner - 2005 - Business & Economics - No preview available
The author offers his view of how the economy really works, examining issues from cheating and crime to sports and child-rearing, offering a very different view on what drives the economy.
4152 Reviews - Write review

Lolita

Vladimir Vladimirovich Nabokov - 1997 - Fiction - No preview available
A novel that studies the moral disintegration of a man whose obsessive desire to possess his step-daughter destroys the lives of those around him
87 Reviews - Write review

Daughter of Fortune: A Novel

Isabel Allende - 2001 - Fiction - No preview available
Raised in the British colony of Valparaiso, Chile, after being abandoned as a baby, a pregnant Eliza follows her lover, Joaquin Andieta, to California at the height of the Gold Rush and finds adventure and adversity on her road to independence ...
83 Reviews - Write review

Sixty Days and Counting

Kim Stanley Robinson - 2007 - Fiction - Limited preview
Humankind races against time to prevent or control the repercussions of a series of international disasters, including global warming and environmental instability.
22 Reviews - Write review

The Silver Swan: A Novel

Benjamin Black - 2008 - Fiction - Limited preview
The inimitable Quirke returns in another spellbinding crime novel, in which a young woman's dubious suicide sets off a new string of hazards and deceptions Two years have passed since the events of the bestselling Christine Falls, and much has ...
28 Reviews - Write review

The Book of Evidence

John Banville - 1989 - Fiction - Snippet view
Freddie Montgomery, a thirty-eight-year-old one-time scientist, returns to his native Ireland to reclaim a seventeenth-century Dutch school painting which he believes to be part of his patrimony, committing a ghastly murder along the way
12 Reviews - Write review

Fab: The Coming Revolution on Your Desktop--from Personal Computers to ...

Neil A. Gershenfeld - 2005 - Technology & Engineering - Limited preview
A look into the future of consumer technology describes the next big step, personal fabrication, or the ability to design and manufacture products at home to personalized specifications, from consumer electronics to industrial tools. 35,000 first ...
7 Reviews - Write review

Linked: The New Science of Networks

Albert-L szl Barab si - 2002 - Science - Limited preview
Discusses the connections between business, science, information, disease, knowledge--just about everything--and the hubs and complex networks that create an interconnected web of life.
37 Reviews - Write review

World Made by Hand

James Howard Kunstler - 2009 - Fiction - Limited preview
In this “richly imagined” dystopian vision, mankind must find a way to survive as modern civilization slowly comes apart (O, The Oprah Magazine). When Earth ran dry of oil, the age of the automobile came to an end; electricity flickered out. With ...
48 Reviews - Write review