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Infinite City

Infinite City
  • Author : Rebecca Solnit
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010-11-29
  • Total pages :156
  • ISBN : 9780520262492
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Summary : What makes a place? Rebecca Solnit reinvents the traditional atlas, searching for layers of meaning & connections of experience across San Francisco.

Infinite Cities

Infinite Cities
  • Author : Rebecca Solnit,Joshua Jelly-Schapiro,Rebecca Snedeker
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-09-03
  • Total pages :574
  • ISBN : 0520314298
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Summary : "The maps themselves are things of beauty." —The New York Times Explore the hidden histories of San Francisco, New Orleans, and New York with this brilliant reinvention of the traditional atlas. From Rebecca Solnit, Rebecca Snedeker, and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro. In the past decade, Rebecca Solnit—aided by local writers, artists, historians, urbanists, ethnographers, and cartographers—has compiled three stunning atlases that have radically changed the way we think about place. Each atlas provides a vivid, complex look at the multi-faceted nature of a city as experienced by its different inhabitants, replete with the celebrations and contradictions that make up urban life. This three-volume paperback set contains: The original, gorgeously designed atlases—Infinite City: A San Francisco Atlas; Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas; and Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas Three new and updated, full-color, fold-out posters for each city, including the popular “City of Women” map A new and thoughtful essay by Rebecca Solnit reflecting on the project ten years after the publication of the first atlas A stunning collection, this boxed set is a perfect treasury of imagination and insight, a rich people’s history of these infinite cities.

Infinite City

Infinite City
  • Author : Rebecca Solnit
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2010
  • Total pages :156
  • ISBN : 9780520262508
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Summary : What makes a place? Rebecca Solnit reinvents the traditional atlas, searching for layers of meaning & connections of experience across San Francisco.

Infinite City

Infinite City
  • Author : Alex Skovron
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :103
  • ISBN : 0864185766
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Summary : A collection of 100 poems in a ten line form for which Alex Skovron has coined the name "sonnetina". The poems reflect upon time and destiny, on culture, music and art, on the sacred and the mundane. They investigate terrains both social and inner, probing our daily confrontations with the self.

Superman

Superman
  • Author : Mike Kennedy,Carlos Meglia
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2006-09
  • Total pages :95
  • ISBN : 1401200664
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Summary : Superman and Lois Lane stumble on a doorway in an abandoned town that leads to another world, Infinite City, where magic and science happily coexist, but one part of its inhabitants want to branch out to the world while others want to stay in their own di

Invisible Cities

Invisible Cities
  • Author : Italo Calvino
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-08-12
  • Total pages :176
  • ISBN : 9780544133204
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Summary : “Cities, like dreams, are made of desires and fears, even if the thread of their discourse is secret, their rules are absurd, their perspectives deceitful, and everything conceals something else.” — from Invisible Cities In a garden sit the aged Kublai Khan and the young Marco Polo — Mongol emperor and Venetian traveler. Kublai Khan has sensed the end of his empire coming soon. Marco Polo diverts his host with stories of the cities he has seen in his travels around the empire: cities and memory, cities and desire, cities and designs, cities and the dead, cities and the sky, trading cities, hidden cities. As Marco Polo unspools his tales, the emperor detects these fantastic places are more than they appear. “Invisible Cities changed the way we read and what is possible in the balance between poetry and prose . . . The book I would choose as pillow and plate, alone on a desert island.” — Jeanette Winterson

Legends of the Infinite City

Legends of the Infinite City
  • Author : Marcellus Hall
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2003
  • Total pages :33
  • ISBN : OCLC:62791087
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Untamed Hunger

Untamed Hunger
  • Author : Tiffany Roberts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-12-15
  • Total pages :452
  • ISBN : 1675679665
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Summary : SHE'S ONE HUMAN IN AN INFINITE CITY-AND HE WILL NOT STOP UNTIL HE POSSESSES HER.It should have been an easy job-deliver the ID chip, get paid, and get out. But when Drakkal sees a beautiful human in his client's private zoo and instantly recognizes her as his mate, the situation gets complicated. The motto he's long lived by-don't be stupid-is cast aside as the beast in him demands he take this female and make her his no matter what he must do. And when she runs from him, the hunt is on.After being impregnated by her dirtbag ex-boyfriend, abducted, and sold to be a breeder in a rich alien's basement menagerie, Shay has to admit things aren't looking great. But she's determined to give her unborn child a decent life. Her first opportunity appears in the form of a gruff but insanely attractive azhera who forces Shay's owner to sell her to him. Refusing to trade one alien master for another, she escapes him at her first chance. Yet Shay can't forget the intense azhera and his heated stare-and soon realizes that he's not going to forget her, either.But Shay's former owner also remembers, and he's determined to retrieve his prized possession-and have his revenge on the azhera who took her.

Infinite Detail

Infinite Detail
  • Author : Tim Maughan
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-03-05
  • Total pages :384
  • ISBN : 9780374718602
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Summary : The Guardian's Pick for Best Science Fiction Book of the Year! A timely and uncanny portrait of a world in the wake of fake news, diminished privacy, and a total shutdown of the Internet BEFORE: In Bristol’s center lies the Croft, a digital no-man’s-land cut off from the surveillance, Big Data dependence, and corporate-sponsored, globally hegemonic aspirations that have overrun the rest of the world. Ten years in, it’s become a center of creative counterculture. But it’s fraying at the edges, radicalizing from inside. How will it fare when its chief architect, Rushdi Mannan, takes off to meet his boyfriend in New York City—now the apotheosis of the new techno-utopian global metropolis? AFTER: An act of anonymous cyberterrorism has permanently switched off the Internet. Global trade, travel, and communication have collapsed. The luxuries that characterized modern life are scarce. In the Croft, Mary—who has visions of people presumed dead—is sought out by grieving families seeking connections to lost ones. But does Mary have a gift or is she just hustling to stay alive? Like Grids, who runs the Croft’s black market like personal turf. Or like Tyrone, who hoards music (culled from cassettes, the only medium to survive the crash) and tattered sneakers like treasure. The world of Infinite Detail is a small step shy of our own: utterly dependent on technology, constantly brokering autonomy and privacy for comfort and convenience. With Infinite Detail, Tim Maughan makes the hitherto-unimaginable come true: the End of the Internet, the End of the World as We Know It.

Silent Lucidity

Silent Lucidity
  • Author : Tiffany Roberts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-05-28
  • Total pages :376
  • ISBN : 1070657565
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Summary : She didn't ask to be abducted.She didn't ask to be torn away from her simple, happy life on Earth.She didn't ask to become a pet to a powerful alien merchant.Abella hasn't allowed four years of slavery to break her spirit, but after numerous failed escape attempts, the chances of making it home to her family seem bleak. That is until she shares a passionate, forbidden dance with a silent stranger. His piercing silvery eyes haunt her with a taste of hope. Intense, mysterious, and deadly, Tenthil may be the key to Abella's freedom. But as she finds herself increasingly drawn to him, she realizes the truth--Tenthil has no intention of taking her home. Will he be her salvation, or will she trade one master for another?----**Warning: This book contains sexual content and violence.**

Infinite Jest

Infinite Jest
  • Author : David Foster Wallace
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009-04-13
  • Total pages :1104
  • ISBN : 9780316073851
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Summary : A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the Pursuit of Happiness in America Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy, and featuring the most endearingly screwed-up family to come along in recent fiction, Infinite Jest explores essential questions about what entertainment is and why it has come to so dominate our lives; about how our desire for entertainment affects our need to connect with other people; and about what the pleasures we choose say about who we are. Equal parts philosophical quest and screwball comedy, Infinite Jest bends every rule of fiction without sacrificing for a moment its own entertainment value. It is an exuberant, uniquely American exploration of the passions that make us human - and one of those rare books that renew the idea of what a novel can do. "The next step in fiction...Edgy, accurate, and darkly witty...Think Beckett, think Pynchon, think Gaddis. Think." --Sven Birkerts, The Atlantic

Finite and Infinite Games

Finite and Infinite Games
  • Author : James Carse
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011-10-11
  • Total pages :256
  • ISBN : 9781451657296
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Summary : “There are at least two kinds of games,” states James Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. “One could be called finite; the other infinite.” Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning, but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change—as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end. What are infinite games? How do they affect the ways we play our finite games? What are we doing when we play—finitely or infinitely? And how can infinite games affect the ways in which we live our lives? Carse explores these questions with stunning elegance, teasing out of his distinctions a universe of observation and insight, noting where and why and how we play, finitely and infinitely. He surveys our world—from the finite games of the playing field and playing board to the infinite games found in culture and religion—leaving all we think we know illuminated and transformed. Along the way, Carse finds new ways of understanding everything from how an actress portrays a role, to how we engage in sex, from the nature of evil, to the nature of science. Finite games, he shows, may offer wealth and status, power and glory. But infinite games offer something far more subtle and far grander. Carse has written a book rich in insight and aphorism. Already an international literary event, Finite and Infinite Games is certain to be argued about and celebrated for years to come. Reading it is the first step in learning to play the infinite game.

Cool Gray City of Love

Cool Gray City of Love
  • Author : Gary Kamiya
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-08-06
  • Total pages :400
  • ISBN : 9781620401255
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Summary : Cool, Gray City of Love brings together an exuberant combination of personal insight, deeply researched history, in-depth reporting, and lyrical prose to create an unparalleled portrait of San Francisco. Each of its 49 chapters explores a specific site or intersection in the city, from the mighty Golden Gate Bridge to the raunchy Tenderloin to the soaring sea cliffs at Land's End. This unique approach captures the exhilarating experience of walking through San Francisco's sublime terrain, while at the same time tying that experience to a history as rollicking and unpredictable as the city herself. From her absurd beginnings as the most distant and moth-eaten outpost of the world's most extensive empire, to her instantaneous fame during the Gold Rush, from her apocalyptic destruction by earthquake and fire to her perennial embrace of rebels, dreamers, hedonists and misfits of all stripes, the City by the Bay has always followed a trajectory as wildly independent as the untrammeled natural forces that created her. This ambitious, eclectic, and beautifully written book draws on everything from on-the-ground reporting to obscure academic papers to the author's 40-year life in San Francisco to create a rich and insightful portrait of a magical corner of the world. Complete with hand-drawn maps ofthe 49locations, this handsome package will sit comfortably on the short shelf of enduring books about places, alongside E. B. White's Here is New York, Jose Saramago's Journey to Portugal, or Alfred Kazin's A Walker in the City.

Nonstop Metropolis

Nonstop Metropolis
  • Author : Rebecca Solnit,Joshua Jelly-Schapiro
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2016-10-19
  • Total pages :232
  • ISBN : 9780520285958
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Summary : "Nonstop Metropolis, the culminating volume in a trilogy of atlases, conveys innumerable unbound experiences of New York City through twenty-six imaginative maps and informative essays. Bringing together the insights of dozens of experts-from linguists to music historians, ethnographers, urbanists, and environmental journalists-amplified by cartographers, artists, and photographers, it explores all five boroughs of New York City and parts of nearby New Jersey. We are invited to travel through Manhattan's playgrounds, from polyglot Queens to many-faceted Brooklyn, and from the resilien Bronx to the mystical kung fu hip-hop mecca of Staten Island. The contributors to this exquisitely designed and gorgeously illustrated volume celebrate New York City's unique vitality, its incubation of the avant-garde, and its literary history, but they also critique its racial and economic inequality, environmental impact, and erasure of its past. Nonstop Metropolis allows us to excavate New York's buried layers, to scrutinize its political heft, and to discover the unexpected in one of the most iconic cities in the world. It is both a challenge and homage to how New Yorkers think of their city, and how the world sees this capital of capitalism, culture, immigration, and more." -- Publisher's description.

Entwined Fates

Entwined Fates
  • Author : Tiffany Roberts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-03
  • Total pages :186
  • ISBN : 9798619957372
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Summary : He met his destined mate too soon.Bold, kind, and adventurous, Kiara was everything Volcair needed in his stiff, formal life. Along with his pet inux, Cypher, the three were inseparable during Volcair's years on Earth. But the same winds of fate that brought them together as children tore them apart again. With half a universe separating them, years sped by, and Kiara seemed lost to him forever. Angry and bitter, he threw himself into military service for the Entris Dominion, seeking escape from the pain of loss.When chance brings them together again nearly two decades later, Volcair finds that his feelings for Kiara have only grown-he needs her. Have they been granted a second chance, or has time opened a rift between them that cannot be crossed?

The Infinite Game

The Infinite Game
  • Author : Simon Sinek
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-10-15
  • Total pages :272
  • ISBN : 9780735213524
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Summary : From the New York Times bestselling author of Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last, a bold framework for leadership in today’s ever-changing world. How do we win a game that has no end? Finite games, like football or chess, have known players, fixed rules and a clear endpoint. The winners and losers are easily identified. Infinite games, games with no finish line, like business or politics, or life itself, have players who come and go. The rules of an infinite game are changeable while infinite games have no defined endpoint. There are no winners or losers—only ahead and behind. The question is, how do we play to succeed in the game we’re in? In this revelatory new book, Simon Sinek offers a framework for leading with an infinite mindset. On one hand, none of us can resist the fleeting thrills of a promotion earned or a tournament won, yet these rewards fade quickly. In pursuit of a Just Cause, we will commit to a vision of a future world so appealing that we will build it week after week, month after month, year after year. Although we do not know the exact form this world will take, working toward it gives our work and our life meaning. Leaders who embrace an infinite mindset build stronger, more innovative, more inspiring organizations. Ultimately, they are the ones who lead us into the future.

Infinite Animation

Infinite Animation
  • Author : Pamela Taylor Turner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-01-17
  • Total pages :196
  • ISBN : 9781351209373
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Summary : This book examines the life and animated art of the late Adam K. Beckett. Beckett is known for his six award-winning animations, made between the years 1972-1975, that were ground-breaking at the time and that continue to influence artists today. He is also recognized for his contributions to the first Star Wars movie, as he was head of the animation and rotoscoping area. Beckett was a shooting star during a critical time of change; an innovative genius as well as a unique and compelling character. His life and work illuminates significant social and cultural changes of that time: the emerging independent animation movement of the 1970s in the United States; the rebirth of the visual effects industry; the intersection of animation with newly developed video imaging and computer graphics; and the intense Cultural Revolution that occurred in the 1960s. Beckett’s work in animation and effects was pioneering. His premature death cemented his mythic reputation as a larger than life artist and personality. Key Features: A comprehensive biography of Adam Beckett, based on original research Photographs of and drawings by Beckett that are not yet published or available Critical look at his six primary films that include insight into his techniques and process Insight into the re-emerging visual effects field, through Beckett's work at Robert Abel and Associations and Industrial Light and Magic The emergence of a "golden age" of independent animation in the United States

Savage Desire

Savage Desire
  • Author : Tiffany Roberts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-05-07
  • Total pages :482
  • ISBN : 9798643886594
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Summary : He's violent, volatile, and loves a good fight. She's small and sweet-and everything he craves. But can he make her his without hurting her? Thargen wanders the sprawling Undercity streets with one goal-a drink. Well, maybe a few drinks and a good old-fashioned bar fight to let off some steam. But the moment he sees Yuri working behind the bar, he's overwhelmed by a new desire-her. Yuri is his opposite in so many ways-delicate, soft, beautiful-and he knows the primal, uncontrollable rage in his heart makes it too dangerous for him to have her. But he wants her. He needs her. And when an unexpected series of events sees them stranded on a hostile, unknown planet together, it becomes almost impossible for him to resist her. Lost on a mountainside teeming with ravenous skeks, Thargen must rely upon his survival skills and the ferocity burning at his core to protect Yuri until they can get back home. But who will protect her from him?

Born to Run

Born to Run
  • Author : Christopher McDougall
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2011
  • Total pages :287
  • ISBN : 9780307279187
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Summary : Recounts the author's experiences with the reclusive Tarahumara Indians, whose techniques allow them to run long distances with ease, and describes his training for a fifty-mile race with the tribe and a number of ultramarathoners.

Shielded Heart

Shielded Heart
  • Author : Tiffany Roberts
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2019-07-15
  • Total pages :378
  • ISBN : 1080785353
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Summary : Arthos, the Infinite City, is a place of alien wonders and indescribable beauty-and, most importantly for Samantha, it's also halfway across the universe from her abusive ex-fiancé. She came to the city desperate for a fresh start, but she finds herself downtrodden on a world of aloof alien beings with little hope of finding her place-and a good chance of being kidnapped or killed before she can even settle in.At least until she is saved by an irresistible alien with piercing eyes and a seductive smile.Alkorin is the living embodiment of temptation, and he makes no effort to disguise his desire for her. But when his past threatens to drag her into a dangerous underworld, she discovers he isn't who he claims to be. After enduring so much suffering, can she bear to take a leap of faith with this mysterious alien? Can she trust him with not only her life, but her heart?----**Warning: This book contains sexual content and sexual violence.**

Stranger in the Shogun's City

Stranger in the Shogun's City
  • Author : Amy Stanley
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2020-07-14
  • Total pages :352
  • ISBN : 9781501188527
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Summary : A vivid, deeply researched work of history that explores the life of an unconventional woman during the first half of the 19th century in Edo—the city that would become Tokyo—and a portrait of a great city on the brink of a momentous encounter with the West. The daughter of a Buddhist priest, Tsuneno was born in a rural Japanese village and was expected to live a traditional life much like her mother’s. But after three divorces—and a temperament much too strong-willed for her family’s approval—she ran away to make a life for herself in one of the largest cities in the world: Edo, a bustling metropolis at its peak. With Tsuneno as our guide, we experience the drama and excitement of Edo just prior to the arrival of American Commodore Perry’s fleet, which transformed Japan. During this pivotal moment in Japanese history, Tsuneno bounces from tenement to tenement, marries a masterless samurai, and eventually enters the service of a famous city magistrate. Tsuneno’s life provides a window into 19th-century Japanese culture—and a rare view of an extraordinary woman who sacrificed her family and her reputation to make a new life for herself, in defiance of social conventions. Immersive and fascinating, Stranger in the Shogun’s City is a revelatory work of history, layered with rich detail and delivered with beautiful prose, about the life of a woman, a city, and a culture.