• Juvenile Nonfiction

Down, Down, Down

A Journey to the Bottom of the Sea
Author: Steve Jenkins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618966363
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 40
View: 7966
Provides a top-to-bottom look at the ocean, from birds and waves to thermal vents and ooze.

    • Literary Collections

Up Up, Down Down

Essays
Author: Cheston Knapp
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501161040
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 320
View: 7194
For fans of John Jeremiah Sullivan and Wells Tower, a “glittering,” (Leslie Jamison), “always smart, often hilarious, and ultimately transcendent” (Anthony Doerr) linked essay collection from the managing editor of Tin House that brilliantly explores the nature of identity. Daring and wise, hilarious and tender, Cheston Knapp’s exhilarating collection of seven linked essays, Up Up, Down Down, tackles the Big Questions through seemingly unlikely avenues. In his dexterous hands, an examination of a local professional wrestling promotion becomes a meditation on pain and his relationship with his father. A profile of UFO enthusiasts ends up probing his history in the church and, more broadly, the nature and limits of faith itself. Attending an adult skateboarding camp launches him into a virtuosic analysis of nostalgia. And the shocking murder of a neighbor expands into an interrogation of our culture’s prevailing ideas about community and the way we tell the stories of our lives. Even more remarkable, perhaps, is the way he manages to find humanity in a damp basement full of frat boys. Taken together, the essays in Up Up, Down Down amount to a chronicle of Knapp’s coming-of-age, a young man’s journey into adulthood, late-onset as it might appear. He presents us with formative experiences from his childhood to marriage that echo throughout the collection, and ultimately tilts at what may be the Biggest Q of them all: what are the hazards of becoming who you are? With “an ordnance of wit” (Wells Tower) and “a prose style that feels both extravagant and exact, and a big, booming heart” (Maggie Nelson), Up Up, Down Down signals the arrival of a truly one-of-a-kind voice.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Down, Down, Down in the Ocean


Author: Sandra Markle
Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media
ISBN: 1630831204
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 5756
With each turn of the page, readers explore descending ocean levels, each a unique environment that supports life specific to its depth. This rich environment is evoked through vivid illustrations.

Down Down Down in the Sea

A Lift-And-learn Peek-through Book
Author: N.A
Publisher: Caterpillar Books
ISBN: 9781848575530
Category:
Page: 12
View: 501
Join Turtle as he dives deeper and deeper into the ocean - what surprise will he find at the bottom? With flaps to lift and peek-through holes, there's lots to spot, count and discover along the way.

    • History

Down Down Deeper and Down

Ireland in the 70s and 80s
Author: Eamonn Sweeney
Publisher: Gill & MacMillan
ISBN: 9780717146338
Category: History
Page: 442
View: 3338
Down, Down Deeper and Down is a synoptic overview of the Republic of Ireland from 1973 to 1987.

    • Art

Goin' Down, Down, Down

Matthew Ronay
Author: Ziba de Weck
Publisher: Jrp Editions
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 116
View: 8440
Text by Ziba de Weck, Michael Glover, Bruce Hainley.

    • Business & Economics

Staying Up, Up, Up in a Down, Down World


Author: Zig Ziglar
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418530328
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 288
View: 2770
The daily grind can be exhausting-both physically and mentally. Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar offers this devotional as an antidote to "jump start" your day! You can face each weekday morning with a power-packed message and end the day with encouraging words that will promote restful sleep. Full of motivation and inspiration, Staying Up, Up, Up in a Down, Down World is a combination of inspiring vignettes, humorous anecdotes, well-chosen quotes, and relevant Scriptures. Don't allow yourself to be dragged down by day-to-day trials; instead, allow the positive words of Ziglar to lift you up each day.

    • Literary Collections

Up is Up, But So is Down

New York's Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992
Author: Brandon Stosuy
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814740103
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 510
View: 5606
More than one hundred and twenty-five images and more than eighty texts--including flyers, zines, newsprint weeklies, book covers, and more--capture the spontaneity of New York's downtown literary scene between 1974 and 1992, offering profiles of Spalding Gray, Lynne Tillman, Eric Bogosian, Kathy Acker, Miguel Pi¤ero, and other writers. Simultaneous.


    • Biography & Autobiography

I'm Down

A Memoir
Author: Mishna Wolff
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312378554
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 273
View: 8973
Traces the author's experiences of growing up with a white father who believed himself to be African-American, describing how his efforts to indoctrinate his daughter into black culture caused her to be rejected by her black and white peers.

    • Dogs

Spot went down, down, down!


Author: John Jackman,Hilary Frost
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780760830444
Category: Dogs
Page: 16
View: 6262

    • Young Adult Fiction

Down and Across


Author: Arvin Ahmadi
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0425289893
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 336
View: 487
"Quirky and charming, wise and unpredictable." —Khaled Hosseini, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Kite Runner Scott Ferdowsi has a track record of quitting. His best friends know exactly what they want to do with the rest of their lives, but Scott can hardly commit to a breakfast cereal, let alone a passion. With college applications looming and his parents pushing him to settle on a “practical” career, Scott sneaks off to Washington, DC, seeking guidance from a famous psychologist who claims to know the secret to success. He never expects an adventure to unfold. But that’s what Scott gets when he meets Fiora Buchanan, a ballsy college student whose life ambition is to write crossword puzzles. When the bicycle she lends him gets Scott into a high-speed chase, he knows he’s in for the ride of his life. Soon, Scott finds himself sneaking into bars, attempting to pick up girls at the National Zoo, and even giving the crossword thing a try—all while opening his eyes to fundamental truths about who he is and who he wants to be.

    • Social Science

Down at the Docks


Author: Rory Nugent
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307378039
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 8238
In the opening pages of Moby Dick, Herman Melville called New Bedford, Massachusetts, “the dearest place to live in, in all of New England.” But the old fishing port and manufacturing center—once one of the richest cities in New England—has withered in the modern economy. Its once-prosperous fishermen now struggle with government regulations and fished-out seas, while its empty factories now offer more work to the Fire Department than anyone else. In Down at the Docks, Rory Nugent tells the “riches to rags” story of this iconic American town through beautifully told and unsentimental portraits of its residents. Their lives inform a eulogy to the distinctive ideas, traditions, and culture that is about to disappear from the waterfront. From the Trade Paperback edition.

    • Young Adult Fiction

Turtles All the Way Down


Author: John Green
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525555358
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 304
View: 7760
“Wrenching and revelatory.” An instant #1 bestseller, the widely acclaimed Turtles All the Way Down is John Green's brilliant and shattering new novel. “A tender story about learning to cope when the world feels out of control.” – People Sixteen-year-old Aza never intended to pursue the mystery of fugitive billionaire Russell Pickett, but there’s a hundred-thousand-dollar reward at stake and her Best and Most Fearless Friend, Daisy, is eager to investigate. So together, they navigate the short distance and broad divides that separate them from Russell Pickett’s son, Davis. Aza is trying. She is trying to be a good daughter, a good friend, a good student, and maybe even a good detective, while also living within the ever-tightening spiral of her own thoughts. In his long-awaited return, John Green, the acclaimed, award-winning author of Looking for Alaska and The Fault in Our Stars, shares Aza’s story with shattering, unflinching clarity in this brilliant novel of love, resilience, and the power of lifelong friendship.

    • Juvenile Nonfiction

Looking Down


Author: Steve Jenkins
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547349815
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 6745
If you were an astronaut traveling far out in space and you looked at the earth, what would you see? A small ball in the huge black universe. That’s where these pictures begin. Then they move closer and closer to the earth, each view revealing new details. Until finally . . . See for yourself. In this wordless picture book with stunning cut-paper illustrations, Steve Jenkins masterfully depicts the many levels of the universe, from the farthest reaches of space to the most familiar corner of your backyard.

    • Travel

Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down


Author: Rosecrans Baldwin
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429942738
Category: Travel
Page: 304
View: 5247
A self-described Francophile from when he was little, Rosecrans Baldwin always dreamed of living in Paris—drinking le café, eating les croissants, walking in les jardins—so when an opportunity presented itself to work for an advertising agency in Paris, he couldn't turn it down. Despite the fact that he had no experience in advertising. And despite the fact that he barely spoke French. After an unimaginable amount of red tape and bureaucracy, Rosecrans and his wife packed up their Brooklyn apartment and left the Big Apple for the City of Light. But when they arrived, things were not eactly what Rosecrans remembered from a family vacation when he was nine years old. Paris, I Love You but You're Bringing Me Down is a nimble comic account of observing the French capital from the inside out. It is an exploration of the Paris of Sarkozy, text-message romances, smoking bans, and a McDonald's beneath the Louvre—the story of an American who arrives loving Paris all out of proportion, but finds life there to be completely unlike what he expected. Over eighteen months, Rosecrans must rely on his dogged American optimism to get him through some very unromantic situations—at work (writing booklets on how to breast-feed, raise, and nurture children), at home (trying to finish writing his first novel in an apartment surrounded on all sides by construction workers), and at every confusing French dinner party in between. An offbeat update to the expat canon, Paris, I Love You is a book about a young man finding his preconceptions replaced by the oddities of a vigorous, nervy city—which is just what he needs to fall in love with Paris for the second time.

    • Political Science

The Upside of Down

Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization
Author: Thomas Homer-Dixon
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 1597266302
Category: Political Science
Page: 448
View: 5307
Environmental disasters. Terrorist wars. Energy scarcity. Economic failure. Is this the world's inevitable fate, a downward spiral that ultimately spells the collapse of societies? Perhaps, says acclaimed author Thomas Homer-Dixon - or perhaps these crises can actually lead to renewal for ourselves and planet earth. The Upside of Down takes the reader on a mind-stretching tour of societies' management, or mismanagement, of disasters over time. From the demise of ancient Rome to contemporary climate change, this spellbinding book analyzes what happens when multiple crises compound to cause what the author calls "synchronous failure." But, crisis doesn't have to mean total global calamity. Through catagenesis, or creative, bold reform in the wake of breakdown, it is possible to reinvent our future. Drawing on the worlds of archeology, poetry, politics, science, and economics, The Upside of Down is certain to provoke controversy and stir imaginations across the globe. The author's wide-ranging expertise makes his insights and proposals particularly acute, as people of all nations try to grapple with how we can survive tomorrow's inevitable shocks to our global system. There is no guarantee of success, but there are ways to begin thinking about a better world, and The Upside of Down is the ideal place to start thinking.

    • Art

Real-World Flash Game Development

How to Follow Best Practices AND Keep Your Sanity
Author: Christopher Griffith
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1136136932
Category: Art
Page: 432
View: 4879
Your deadline just got moved up. Your artist has never worked with Flash before. Your inner programmer is telling you that no OOP is a big Oops! Any Flash developer can share similar tales of woe. This book breaks down the process of Flash game development into simple, approachable steps. Never heard of a game loop before? No idea what a design pattern is? No problem! Chris Griffith gives you real-world expertise, and real-world code that you can use in your own games. Griffith has been building games in Flash long enough to know what works and what doesn't. He shows you what you need to know to get the job done. Griffith covers Flash for the everyday developer. The average Flash developer doesn't have luxurious timelines, employers who understand the value of reusability, or the help of an information architect to design a usable experience. This book helps bridge the gap for these coders who may be used to C++, Java, or C# and want to move over to Flash. Griffith covers real-world scenarios pulled from his own experiences developing games for over 10 years in the industry. The 2nd edition will include: completely new game examples on more advanced topics like 3D; more robust physics and collision detection; and mobile device coverage with Android platform development for us on phones and tablets. Also coverage of the new features available in Flash CS5, Flash Player 10.1, and AIR 2.0 that can be used for game development. The associated web site for the book: www.flashgamebook.com gets close to 1,000 visits a month. On the site, readers can find all the source code for the examples, news on industry happenings, updates and special offers, and a discussion forum to ask questions and share ideas.

    • Computers

JUNOS Enterprise Switching

A Practical Guide to JUNOS Switches and Certification
Author: Harry Reynolds,Doug Marschke
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 1449379184
Category: Computers
Page: 752
View: 376
JUNOS Enterprise Switching is the only detailed technical book on Juniper Networks' new Ethernet-switching EX product platform. With this book, you'll learn all about the hardware and ASIC design prowess of the EX platform, as well as the JUNOS Software that powers it. Not only is this extremely practical book a useful, hands-on manual to the EX platform, it also makes an excellent study guide for certification exams in the JNTCP enterprise tracks. The authors have based JUNOS Enterprise Switching on their own Juniper training practices and programs, as well as the configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting guidelines they created for their bestselling companion book, JUNOS Enterprise Routing. Using a mix of test cases, case studies, use cases, and tangential answers to real-world problems, this book covers: Enterprise switching and virtual LANs (VLANs) The Spanning tree protocol and why it's needed Inter-VLAN routing, including route tables and preferences Routing policy and firewall filters Switching security, such as DHCP snooping Telephony integration, including VLAN voice Part of the Juniper Networks Technical Library, JUNOS Enterprise Switching provides all-inclusive coverage of the Juniper Networks EX product platform, including architecture and packet flow, management options, user interface options, and complete details on JUNOS switch deployment.