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分享 The Miniature Wife: and Other Stories
蝉时雨 2020-4-3 09:48
In the tradition of George Saunders and Aimee Bender, an exuberantly imagined debut that chronicles an ordinary world marked by unusual phenomena. The eighteen stories of Manuel Gonzales’s exhilarating first book render the fantastic commonplace and the ordinary extraordinary, in prose ...
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分享 Phantom Architecture
蝉时雨 2020-4-3 09:45
A skyscraper one mile high, a dome covering most of downtown Manhattan, a triumphal arch in the form of an elephant: some of the most exciting buildings in the history of architecture are the ones that never got built. These are the projects in which architects took materials to the limits, e ...
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分享 38 BOOKS THAT WILL BLOW YOUR MIND
蝉时雨 2020-4-3 09:32
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card The Trial by Franz Kafka Neuromancer by William Gibson Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom ...
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分享 Allen's Dictionary of English Phrases
蝉时雨 2020-2-28 12:41
"Allen's Dictionary of English Phrases" is the most comprehensive survey of this area of the English language ever undertaken. Taking over 6000 phrases, it explains their meaning, explores their development and gives citations that range from the Venerable Bede to Will Self. Crisply and witti ...
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分享 Chasing the Sun: The Epic Story of the Star That Gives Us Life
蝉时雨 2020-2-28 12:33
In the grand tradition of the scholar-adventurer, acclaimed author Richard Cohen takes us around the world to illuminate our relationship with the star that gives us life. Drawing on more than seven years of research, he reports from locations in eighteen different countries. As he soon disco ...
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分享 The Truth About Santa: Wormholes, Robots, and What Really Happens on Christmas E
蝉时雨 2020-2-28 12:28
We all know Santa Claus: fat, jolly, omniscient, swift. Lives in a nice home in the Arctic, with the missus and a pack of elves. Well, forget what you know. Santa Claus is from Greenpoint, Brooklyn, as it turns out, and he's not as fat as he used to be. Here's something else you didn' ...
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分享 Welcome to the Desert of the Real: Five Essays on September 11 and Related Dates
蝉时雨 2020-2-28 12:19
Liberals and conservatives proclaim the end of the American holiday from history. Now the easy games are over; one should take sides. Žižek argues this is precisely the temptation to be resisted. In such moments of apparently clear choices, the real alternatives are most hidden. Welc ...
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分享 The Futurist: The Life and Films of James Cameron
蝉时雨 2020-2-28 12:13
With the release of Avatar in December 2009, James Cameron cements his reputation as king of sci-fi and blockbuster filmmaking. It’s a distinction he’s long been building, through a directing career that includes such cinematic landmarks as The Terminator, Aliens, The A ...
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分享 Science of Yoga: Understand the Anatomy and Physiology to Perfect Your Practice
蝉时雨 2020-2-15 12:17
Explore the physiology of 30 key yoga poses, in-depth and from every angle, and master each asana with confidence and control. Did you know that yoga practice can help lower your blood pressure, decrease inflammation and prevent age-related brain changes? Recent scientific research now ...
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分享 Adiyogi: The Source of Yoga
蝉时雨 2020-2-15 12:07
First things first! When Sadhguru uses the word 'Adiyogi', he can mean either 'that which is not', or Shiva, the first ever Yogi who perceived that emptiness experientially, and in Sadhguru's own experience, they are not separate and he travels seamlessly between these two definitions. Chroni ...
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