Films from the Future

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#1 Best Seller in Nanotechnology ─ Hard Science Fiction Films that Predict the Future

Dr. Andrew Maynard, physicist and leading expert on socially responsible development of emerging and converging technologies, brings science fiction movies to life. Films from the Future analyzes what society once thought was impossible, threading together advances in science and technology that are radically changing our world and have the potential to impact our lives in unknown and unpredictable ways.

Over the last half-century, humanity has seen technology grow at an alarming pace. The jump from room-filling processors to pocket-size super computers is just the beginning. Artificial intelligence, gene manipulation, cloning, and inter-planet travel are all ideas that seemed like fairy tales but a few years ago. And now their possibility is very much here. But are we ready to handle these advances? As Maynard explains, “What these movies do rather well is provide us with a glimpse around the corner of our collective near future, to help us see what might be coming down the pike and start thinking how we might respond to it. Viewed in the right way—and with a good dose of critical thinking—science fiction movies can help us think about and prepare for the social consequences of technologies we don’t yet have, but that are coming faster than we imagine.”

Films from the Future looks at twelve movies that take readers on a journey through the worlds of biological and genetic manipulation, human enhancement, cyber technologies, and nanotechnology. Readers will gain a broader understanding of the complex relationship between science and society. The movies mix old and new, and the familiar and unfamiliar, to provide a unique, entertaining, and ultimately transformative take on the power of emerging technologies, and the responsibilities they come with.

Films from the Future is an essential guide to navigating a future dominated by complex and powerful new technologies.

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Habits for Success

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#1 New Release in Volunteer Work & 2019 Book Excellence Awards Winner ─ Transform Your Habits and Find Balance for Success

Fans of The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg and Better Than Before and The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin will love Habits for Success

A practical and motivational book: Habits for Success – Inspired Ideas to Help You Soar is the perfect blueprint to help manifest a life of progress, purpose and fulfillment. Author G. Brian Benson offers an informative, inspiring and unique look at growth, self-awareness and success.

A self-help book for an authentic life: Habits for Success was written creatively, consciously and with heart. Using his own growth process, triumphs and hero’s journey, the author weaves authenticity and vulnerability into his habits, ideas and stories to entertain and inspire the reader.

Increase your self-awareness, manifest your dreams: Habits for Success is written in laymen’s terms but with an incredible amount of depth, allowing the reader to reach new levels of understanding and growth. It is a wonderful mix of heart, informative ideas and entertaining journey. It is a self-help book that doesn’t feel like one. The insights shared and the tools provided are tailored for life-long success.

Readers will learn 46 unique, informative and life changing habits to manifest successful change, including how to:

  • Have healthier and happier relationships with loved ones and friends
  • Find personal success in life and business
  • Work through fear and step out of a comfort zone
  • Cultivate, grow and own a genuine sense of self-worthiness and love for oneself
  • Live a life of authenticity and true-fulfillment
  • Build a foundation for life long success
  • Strengthen intuitive skills
  • Find and cultivate daily inspiration
  • Maintain life balance for increased creativity and productivity
  • Identify triggers and warning signals when you are out of balance and what to do to counter them
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Pretty to Think So

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SEXUALITY AFTER A CANCER DIAGNOSIS “Two days ago, the effects of the androgen-deprivation shot a doctor’s assistant had injected under my skin a month earlier kicked in. And now I don’t want.” When a cancer diagnosis, and then various treatments, eliminate libido, the echoes of love and desire in the form of memories remain.  What happens to a life when sexual expression is lost? Enrique Fernández’s Pretty to Think So weaves questions of sex, mortality, and identity with a lyricism that readers will not soon forget.
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The Academic Hustle

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#1 New Release in Financial Aid ─ Thrive with this ultimate college book

Readers of Confessions of a Scholarship Winner and the Fiske Guide to Colleges 2019 will love The Academic Hustle!

An inspirational graduation gift: The Academic Hustle tells the story of Matthew Pigatt and his transformation from a juvenile delinquent with a 2.1 GPA in high school to a national award-winning researcher, graduating magna cum laude from Morehouse College.

A college planner to help you get it together: Matthew uses his journey of entering college on academic probation and covering all tuition with loans—to securing over $100,000 in scholarships, fellowships, and awards—as a springboard for a detailed, step-by-step guide to academic and career achievement.

Scholarships, Grants, Internships, and Jobs: The Academic Hustle gives a personal accounting of strategies uncovered while conducting research on high-achievers. Through experience and research, Pigatt has refined a system that has been replicated by hundreds of other students to secure millions in funding for their career development.

In this book you’ll learn how to:

  • Develop a plan for your career
  • Find and apply for scholarships
  • Win awards and be recognized
  • Cultivate a network for success
  • Master time and manage money
  • Develop an impressive résumé

This college survival guide is a perfect gift for college students.

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The Execution Essentials

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The Execution Essentials is part of a three book series of books called the Guided 7 Habits. They are easy to read books that quickly and effectively offer supporting quotes and thinking that support and reinforce The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. The Execution Essentials, you will discover a collection of writings that will teach you how to rise to new levels of self-vision. And to define what needs to happen today in order to realize your vision of the future.
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The Female Gaze

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#1 New Release in Women in Art, Movie Directors, and Feminist Theory ─ Inspiring biographies of women who make movies

With the success of Patty Jenkins’s Wonder Woman and the rise of the MeToo movement, women creators in film are more important than ever.

Movies with a female perspective: You may have heard the term “male gaze,” coined in the 1970s to talk about what happens to viewers when the majority of art and entertainment has been made by the one gender perspective. So, what about the opposite? Women have been making movies since the very beginning of cinema. What does the world look like through the “female gaze”?

Movies made by women: The Female Gaze comprises of a list detailing the essential movies from the past and present made by women. It delves into what the female perspective gives to each of the films.

A collection of fascinating biographies: Discover brilliantly talented and accomplished women filmmakers, both world renowned and obscure, who have shaped the film industry in ways rarely fully acknowledged. Learn about the hidden figures of filmmaking and about the acclaimed luminaries of the past and present.

Readers will learn:

  • The accomplishments of numerous women in film such as Dorothy Arzner, Ida Lupino, Kathryn Bigelow, Lady Bird’s Greta Gerwig and more
  • The lives of these women and the struggles they faced carving a place for themselves in the film industry
  • How these women’s unique voices shaped the films they made and influenced all the film world

An essential movie list by women: The Female Gaze contains multiple mini-essays written by a variety of diverse female film critics, about a woman or a movie made by women that they love.

A guidebook for movie lovers who want to support women in film!

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The Leadership Essentials

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The Leadership Essentials is part of a three book series of books called the Guided 7 Habits. They are easy to read books that quickly and effectively offer supporting quotes and thinking that support and reinforce The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. The Leadership Essentials, you will discover a collection of writings that will teach you how to rise to new levels of self-vision. And to define what needs to happen today in order to realize your vision of the future.
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The Management Essentials

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The Management Essentials is part of a three book series of books called the Guided 7 Habits. They are easy to read books that quickly and effectively offer supporting quotes and thinking that support and reinforce The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. The Management Essentials, you will discover a collection of writings that will teach you how to rise to new levels of self-vision. And to define what needs to happen today in order to realize your vision of the future.
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Great Second Acts

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Antony said of Cleopatra, “Age cannot wither her, nor custom stale/Her infinite variety.” Shakespeare’s sentiment can be applied to the women profiled in Great Second Acts who refused to be defined by the dates on their birth certificates. Their lives are testimony that one can be feisty after fifty and to those who think otherwise, in the words of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, “I dissent.” Marlene Wagman-Geller, author of ONCE AGAIN TO ZELDA, and BEHIND EVERY GREAT MAN presents a fascinating collection of biographical vignettes of dozens of women of a certain age who have excelled, inspired and achieved. Written in an accessible narrative style, readers of all ages will enjoy Wagman-Geller’s entertaining storytelling prose of these remarkable women. An excellent gift for students, mothers, sisters or friends, GREAT SECOND ACTS will endure and delight. • Fabulous Females featured: • Anna Marie Robertson: (Grandma Moses) American painter Golda Meyer (American president of Israel) Margret Kuhn american founder of the Gray Panthers) Rita Moreno (Puerto Rican/American actress) Ruth Bader Ginsburg (SCOTUS with the mostest) Judy Schlein (American television judge) Iris Apfel (American fashionista) Mother Teresa (Albanian nun) Ruth Handler (American entrepreneur) Erica Jong (American author) Sue Ellen Cooper (American founder of the Red Hat Society) Dr. Ruth Westheimer (German sexologist) Laura Ingalls Wilder (American author) Julia child (American chef) Jane Fonda (American actress)
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The Day of Atonement

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#1 New Release in Middle Eastern Historical Fiction ─ A heart-pounding international thriller with a shocking mystery

For fans of Dan Brown’s Inferno and the works of David Baldacci and Daniel Silva, comes a political thriller which will have you guessing until the end.

A race against time: Like an arch with an uncertain keystone, the world trembles around the holiest spot on Earth—the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It’s a crisis of the near future, and the slightest vibration can bring down devastating world war.

A dangerous adventure in conspiracy and suspense: The tremors start with the Pope’s apparent suicide and the disappearance of the most sacred of artifacts. Thrown unwillingly together, Ari, an Israeli intelligence agent, and Maryse, an Interpol art expert plagued by a violent past, trace the dim outlines of a conspiracy that threatens to bring about the end of everything.

A secret society threatens to ignite war as an age-old mystery unravels: In the days to come, they chase across Europe an unknown enemy who can manipulate genetics, transform lead into gold, and ignite a nuclear explosion with a whisper. And what is the aim of the four enigmatic men who make up the oldest, most secret society in the world—to save it or destroy it? Follow Ari and Maryse as they race toward the golden Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, where they must find the answers by a certain day—The Day of Atonement.

The Day of Atonement is an epic and electrifying thriller that will have readers shocked with its twists and entertained with each adrenaline-packed page.

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The Gift of Crisis

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Approach Crisis with Self-Love, Assertiveness and Courage

You are not alone: Since the start of the recession, 8.8 million jobs have been lost, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Bridgitte Jackson-Buckley was one of those 8.8 million people who lost their jobs. Between 2007 and 2014, she was also one of 7.3 million homeowners who lost their homes to foreclosure. Some affected by job loss and foreclosure, due to the economic downturn, were able to bounce back relatively emotionally unscathed. Many, however, internalized the outer events as a negative reflection of their personal capacities without taking a deeper look at the crisis as a potential underlying catalyst. In The Gift of Crisis, Bridgitte shows you how to explore crisis as a tool for courageous change, regaining your self-esteem with self-love and self-compassion.

Regain control with assertiveness: Although a personal economic crisis can be viewed as an externally-influenced event that is somehow both beyond your control and within your control, it can also be an opportunity to examine the conscious and sub-conscious conditions that brought the experience into your life. It was through experiences of prolonged financial crisis that Bridgitte realized she subconsciously co-created experiences that felt so bad until the only place she could go was within—exactly where she needed to go. In The Gift of Crisis, you will discover how helpful going within and retaking control can be for you, too.

Find space for spiritual growth: The Gift of Crisis will show how repeated crises can serve as a catalyst to reveal the underlying purpose, and how questions posed during a meditative state can reveal answers in the direction of a higher purpose. For women and men who are sincerely interested in spiritual growth, yet find it difficult to make “mental room” to dedicate to such growth due to personal distractions, this inspirational book will demonstrate the practical manner in which meditation and prayer can assist during any type of crisis as a means of reaching for a calmer, clearer, more courageous and purposeful life.

The Gift of Crisis interposes personal stories and prescriptive ideas amidst ongoing financial destitution to raise your self-esteem, self-compassion and self-love. In reading this book, you will learn how to:

  • Deepen your trust in a Higher Intelligence and in your higher purpose
  • Welcome change and embrace change with courage
  • Focus your attention on the emergence of new possibilities as a result of the crisis

If you liked Brené Brown’s inspirational book The Gifts of Imperfection, you’ll love The Gift of Crisis.

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The Mad Monk Manifesto

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Today’s readers are outraged by world events, often frustrated by their own personal battles, and disenfranchised from government and leadership. Born of moral indignation, informed by decades of study, and seasoned by a life of devoted self-cultivation, Mad Monk Manifesto is exactly what they are looking for, organically cohering personal prescriptions and calls to social and political action in one powerful document. Based on ancient Chinese wisdom, the manifesto is part tour guide to consciousness, part recipe for personal development, part prescription for environmental salvation, and part handbook for social change. In clear and concise language, Monk Yun Roul reveals traditional Daoist prescription for changing the larger world by changing ourselves first. In the same way ripples move away from a stone dropped into a pond, the prescription begins with exercise and diet and moves to techniques for awakening consciousness with meditation and mind/body practice. Advice for a healthy, conscious lifestyle come next, followed by choices the reader can make to enhance the effects of personal changes on the lives of friends, family, and coworkers. Following this comes consideration of how we can enlarge and change our community through cultural shifts. After that comes an examination of what we can do to help commerce and government evolve through civil disobedience and legislative means. If we don’t have a habitable planet, nothing else matters, so the manifesto treats environmental issues next, linking them to the Daoist veneration of nature and conservation of natural resources. Finally, the narrative returns to spirituality and service as the highest goals of an awakened life. Each chapter is creative and fresh, offering proactive solutions in single-paragraph exhortations and prescriptions against a backdrop of lessons from Chinese history, the wisdom of ancient sages, and stories born of the author’s journey from privileged Manhattanite to practicing Daoist monk. Inspirational and informative, exhortative and prescriptive, the book creates a complete and immersive experience for the reader—a portrayal of everything from the mundane to the sublime through the lens of the philosophy best known from George Lucas’ Star Wars saga, the Green Movement, and surf and hippie cultures. The reader emerges with a new way of seeing life, a series of concrete steps to take for personal transformation, and an action plan for working in the community to change in the world. At a time of unprecedented environmental disasters, international instability, and divisive and unreliable leadership, this is precisely the manifesto the world needs.
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Choice

This book is part of a seven stand-alone book series of books called the Portable 7 Habits. They are easy to read books that quickly and effectively offer supporting quotes and thinking that support and reinforce The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. In Choice: Choosing the Proactive Life You Want to Live, you will discover a collection of writings and quotes that support Covey’s Habit 1: Be Proactive. You’ll see how you have the freedom to put space between stimulus and response and you’ll discover your own strength to determine your future by carrying your own weather.
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Heart Healing

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• Susyn Reeve has sold over 60,000 copies of her books: The Wholehearted Life, The Inspired Life and Choose Peace and Happiness • Reeve has a popular podcast Reinvention Success Stories and co-founded the website www.SelfEsteemExperts.com with a subscribership of over 80,000 loyal readers. • Author Susyn Reeve is a fantastic presenter and speaker, doing over 40 events a year at interfaith churches, spiritual centers as well as corporations and bookstores.
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Keep Pain in the Past

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Heal Psychological Wounds on Your Own

Move on from the emotional trauma of your past: Contrary to what many people believe, we can recover from emotional trauma relatively quickly and completely on our own, without thousands of dollars spent on therapists. Whether it’s extreme trauma such as sexual abuse or the horrors of war or less dramatic shame and guilt, we don’t need to spend years in intensive therapy to recover. Keep Pain in the Past provides a process that enables you to do most, if not all, of the recovery on your own.

Train yourself in psychological self-healing: While most people know what can be done to treat physical ills—like using ice on a muscle sprain—they don’t realize they can apply certain psychological principles to treat anxiety, depression and other conditions. Keep Pain in the Past teaches you the critical 21st century skill of treating psychological wounds on your own.

Treat yourself and heal old wounds: People may suspect that trauma from their past is affecting them negatively, but they take refuge in denial because honestly, surfacing that pain hurts. Keep Pain in the Past helps you identify and face pain, and find closure on your own.

Learn from the success of others: Discover how Sheri, a 37-year-old attorney, recovered from panic attacks that seemed to come out of nowhere. Follow the journey of Mark, a 29-year-old Army veteran who experienced the horror of war in Afghanistan, as he healed from the downward spiral that had caused him to lose his job and become increasingly uncommunicative with his family. Explore how Melinda, a 42-year-old professor who struggled to sustain a romantic relationship, confronted her torturous childhood and has now found love that is still going strong after three years.

Keep Pain in the Past achieves what conventional therapy does not. After reading this book, you will be able to:

  • Confront your emotional baggage
  • Reach closure
  • Discover a life unhaunted by the trauma of your past
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Purpose

This book is part of a seven stand-alone book series of books called the Portable 7 Habits. They are easy to read books that quickly and effectively offer supporting quotes and thinking that support and reinforce The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. In Purpose: Focusing On What Matters Most, you will discover a collection of writings and quotes that support Covey’s Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind. Purpose will teach you how to rise to new levels of self-vision. And to define what needs to happen today in order to realize your vision of the future.
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Renewal

This book is part of a seven stand-alone book series of books called the Portable 7 Habits. They are easy to read books that quickly and effectively offer supporting quotes and thinking that support and reinforce The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey. In Renewal: Nourishing Body, Mind, Heart, and Soul, you will discover a collection of writings and quotes that support Covey’s Habit 7: Sharpen The Saw. Whether you are burnt out now or doing just fine, this book will give you the motivation you need to renew yourself on a regular basis for life. The rewards will astound you.
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So This Is the End

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#1 New Release in Science Fiction & Fantasy — What happens when you find your soulmate, but you only have one day to live?

Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You and Jill Santopolo’s The Light We Lost, comes a powerful romance

What if doctors could revive you from death—and give you an extra 24 hours of life?

One more day. One more chance to tell your family how much you love them. One more chance to say goodbye to friends, listen to your favorite song, throw an epic party, feel the grass beneath your feet, or watch the sunset. How would you spend your time?

So This Is The End follows Nora Hamilton as she navigates her final 24 hours. She’s determined to do something meaningful and make every moment count.

Enter: Renzo. Ren, for short. Strong, compassionate, unfairly attractive, with a face that makes Nora’s stomach explode into stars. Their connection is immediate, with white-hot intensity. Nora is wracked with bittersweet joy and confusion as she realizes, “I’ve finally met the love of my life… on the last day of my life.”

Should she tell Ren the truth about her condition—tell him she doesn’t have much time left? How will he react? Is it unethical to allow yourself to fall in love with someone when there’s no possibility of a future together? Or is love a precious gift, no matter how long it lasts, even if it’s just for one day?

What happens next is a story about taking chances, making your own rules, and the power of living like there’s no tomorrow.

A moving romantic drama: Early readers call So This Is The End "a breath of fresh air," "moving and beautiful," "an amazing wake-up call," a book you'll be "unable to put down," with a story that makes you "fall in love the instant you start reading."

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