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Works: 95,693 works in 114,825 publications in 1 language and 686,863 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Inc OverDrive
Secret lives of ants by Jae C Choe( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the great naturalist tradition of E.O. Wilson, Jae Choe takes readers into a miniature world dominated by six-legged organisms. This is the world of the ant, an insect that humans, as well as most other life forms, depend upon for their very survival. Easily one of the most important animals on earth, ants seem to mirror the actions, emotions, and industries of the human population, often more effectively than humans do themselves. They developed ranching and farming long before humans, and their division of labor resembles the assembly lines of automobile factories and multinational enterprises. Self-sacrifice and a finely tuned chemical language are the foundations of their monarchical society, which is capable of waging large-scale warfare and taking slaves. Tales of their massacres and atrocities, as well as struggles for power, are all too reminiscent of our own. The reality of ant society is more fascinating than even the most creative minds could imagine. Choe combines expert scientific knowledge with a real passion for these miniscule marvels. His vivid descriptions are paired with captivating illustrations and photographs to introduce readers to the economics, culture, and intrigue of the ant world. All of nature is revealed through the secret lives of the amazing ants. In the words of the author, "Once you get to know them, you'll love them."--Provided by the publisher
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a speech therapist who successfully converts an untutored flower girl into a darling of high society
Nirvana : the biography by Everett True( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 789 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the influential band Nirvana, discussing the band's creation, successes, controversies, downfall after Kurt Cobain's suicide, and impact on modern American culture
The book of the sword : a history of daggers, sabers, and scimitars from ancient times to the modern day by Richard Francis Burton( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The history of the sword," the author writes in his introduction, "is the history of humanity." For centuries, the sword has been a symbol of power, strength, liberty, and courage. In the Middle Ages, the image of a sword was used to signify the word of God. Nearly every culture in history has forged blades from stone or steel to fight in times of battle and protect in times of peace. In this groundbreaking work, Richard Francis Burton, explorer, translator, scholar, and swordsman, draws on a wealth of linguistic, archaeological, and literary sources to trace the millennia-old history of the sword. From its earliest days as a charred, sharpened stick to the height of craftsmanship in the modern era, the sword has been the weapon of choice for warriors of all stripes
On extinction : how we became estranged from nature by Melanie Challenger( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do we think about the things we have lost? How can we use what we know about extinctions - cultural, biological and industrial - to reconnect with nature? When the gigantic bones of mammoths were first excavated from the Siberian permafrost in the eighteenth century, scientists were forced to consider a terrifying possibility: many species that had once flourished on the Earth no longer existed. For the first time, humans had to contemplate the idea of extinction. From our destruction of the natural world to the human cultures that are rapidly dying out, On Extinction is a passionate exploration of these disappearances and why they should concern us. Challenger asks questions about how we've become destructive to our environment, our emotional responses to extinctions, and how these responses might shape our future relationship with nature. She travels to the abandoned whaling stations of South Georgia, the melting icescape of Antarctica and the Inuit camps of the Arctic, where she traces the links between human activities and environmental collapse. On Extinction is an account of Challenger's journey that brings together ideas about cultural, biological and industrial extinction in a beautiful, thought-provoking and ultimately hopeful book
Room : a novel by Emma Donoghue( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To five-year-old Jack, Room is the entire world. It's where he was born, where he and his Ma eat and play and learn. At night, Ma puts him safely to sleep in the wardrobe, in case Old Nick comes. Room is home to Jack, but to Ma, it's the prison where she's been held for seven years, since the age of 19. Through determination and ingenuity, Ma has created a life for her son. But Jack's curiosity is building alongside Ma's desperation-and she knows Room cannot contain either for much longer. Told in the inventive, funny, and poignant voice of Jack, Room is a powerful story of a mother and son whose love lets them survive the impossible
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having survived the Hunger Games twice before, Katniss Everdeen is lucky to be alive. However, she is far from safe. With the Capitol and President Snow blaming her for the strife plaguing District 12, Katniss must sacrifice herself to protect her loved ones
Th1rteen r3asons why : a novel by Jay Asher( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

**THE BOOK THAT STARTED IT ALL, NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES** The #1 New York Times bestseller and modern classic that's been changing lives for a decade gets a gorgeous revamped cover and never-before-seen additional content, including: · An introduction from its award-winning author, Jay Asher; · The until-now-secret alternate ending for Hannah and Clay that almost was; · Early notes and ideas of how the story came to be; · Deleted scenes; · And more! You can't stop the future. You can't rewind the past. The only way to learn the secret ... is to press play. Clay Jensen returns home from school to find a strange package with his name on it lying on his porch. Inside he discovers several cassette tapes recorded by Hannah Baker?his classmate and crush?who committed suicide two weeks earlier. Hannah's voice tells him that there are thirteen reasons why she decided to end her life. Clay is one of them. If he listens, he'll find out why. Clay spends the night crisscrossing his town with Hannah as his guide. He becomes a firsthand witness to Hannah's pain, and as he follows Hannah's recorded words throughout his town, what he discovers changes his life forever
Witch & wizard by James Patterson( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sister and brother, along with thousands of young people, have been kidnapped and either thrown in prison or turned up missing after accusations of witchcraft were made against them, and the ruling regime will do anything in order to suppress life and liberty, music and books
Water for elephants : [a novel] by Sara Gruen( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel of star-crossed lovers, set in the circus world circa 1932. When Jacob Jankowski, recently orphaned and suddenly adrift, jumps onto a passing train, he enters a world of freaks, grifters, and misfits, a second-rate circus struggling to survive during the Great Depression, making one-night stands in town after endless town. A veterinary student who almost earned his degree, Jacob is put in charge of caring for the circus menagerie. It is there that he meets Marlena, the beautiful young star of the equestrian act, who is married to August, the charismatic but twisted animal trainer. He also meets Rosie, an elephant who seems untrainable until he discovers a way to reach her
The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson( )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spellbinding amalgam of murder mystery, family saga, love story, and financial intrigue. It?s about the disappearance forty years ago of Harriet Vanger, a young scion of one of the wealthiest families in Sweden ... and about her octogenarian uncle, determined to know the truth about what he believes was her murder. It?s about Mikael Blomkvist, a crusading journalist recently at the wrong end of a libel case, hired to get to the bottom of Harriet?s disappearance ... and about Lisbeth Salander, a twenty-four-year-old pierced and tattooed genius hacker possessed of the hard-earned wisdom of someone twice her age who assists Blomkvist with the investigation. This unlikely team discovers a vein of nearly unfathomable iniquity running through the Vanger family, astonishing corruption in the highest echelons of Swedish industrialism, and an unexpected connection between themselves. Contagiously exciting, it?s about society at its most hidden, and about the intimate lives of a brilliantly realized cast of characters, all of them forced to face the darker aspects of their world and of their own lives. From the Compact Disc edition
War horse by Michael Morpurgo( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joey the horse recalls his experiences growing up on an English farm, his struggle for survival as a cavalry horse during World War I, and his reunion with his beloved master
The girl who kicked the hornet's nest : [a novel] by Stieg Larsson( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lisbeth Salander, who's slated to stand trial for the murders of three individuals, remains in the intensive care unit at a Swedish hospital. Calling on the aid of journalist Mikael Blomkvist, Lisbeth prepares to fight for her innocence and provide testimony against the corrupt politicians who forced her into her current predicament. In her preparation, she also maps her plan for revenge
The last lecture by Randy Pausch( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand."?Randy Pausch A lot of professors give talks titled "The Last Lecture." Professors are asked to consider their demise and to ruminate on what matters most to them. And while they speak, audiences can't help but mull the same question: What wisdom would we impart to the world if we knew it was our last chance? If we had to vanish tomorrow, what would we want as our legacy? When Randy Pausch, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon, was asked to give such a lecture, he didn't have to imagine it as his last, since he had recently been diagnosed with terminal cancer. But the lecture he gave?"Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams"?wasn't about dying. It was about the importance of overcoming obstacles, of enabling the dreams of others, of seizing every moment (because "time is all you have ... and you may find one day that you have less than you think"). It was a summation of everything Randy had come to believe. It was about living. In this book, Randy Pausch has combined the humor, inspiration and intelligence that made his lecture such a phenomenon and given it an indelible form. It is a book that will be shared for generations to come
The giver by Lois Lowry( )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lois Lowry's The Giver is the quintessential dystopian novel, followed by its remarkable companions, Gathering Blue, Messenge r, and Son . Jonas's world is perfect. Everything is under control. There is no war or fear of pain. There are no choices. Every person is assigned a role in the community. When Jonas turns 12 he is singled out to receive special training from The Giver. The Giver alone holds the memories of the true pain and pleasure of life. Now, it is time for Jonas to receive the truth. There is no turning back
Outliers : the story of success by Malcolm Gladwell( )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best-selling author of Blink identifies the qualities of successful people, posing theories about the cultural, family, and idiosyncratic factors that shape high achievers, in a resource that covers such topics as the secrets of software billionaires, why certain cultures are associated with better academic performance, and why the Beatles earned their fame
I am number four by Pittacus Lore( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They killed Number One in Malaysia. Number Two in England. And Number Three in Kenya. John Smith is not your average teenager. He regularly moves from small town to small town. He changes his name and identity. He does not put down roots. He cannot tell anyone who or what he really is. If he stops moving those who hunt him will find and kill him. But you can't run forever. So when he stops in Paradise, Ohio, John decides to try and settle down. To fit in. And for the first time he makes some real friends. People he cares about - and who care about him. Never in John's short life has there been space for friendship, or even love. But it's just a matter of time before John's secret is revealed. He was once one of nine. Three of them have been killed. John is Number Four
Matched by Allyson Braithwaite Condie( )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On her seventeenth birthday, Cassia meets her Match. Society dictates he is her perfect partner for life. Except he's not. In Cassia's society, Officials decide who people love. How many children they have. Where they work. When they die. But, as Cassia finds herself falling in love with another boy, she is determined to make some choices of her own. And that's when her whole world begins to unravel . .
Safe haven by Nicholas Sparks( )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Katie, an enigmatic stranger, shows up out of the blue, the folks of sleepy Southport become suspicious of her past. Katie tries to keep herself from becoming involved with anybody in town, but as time goes on, she slowly falls in love with Alex, a widowed store owner and father of two. However, when her dark past finally catches up with her, Katie must make the painful choice between either fleeing or facing her fears and fighting for her newfound life
The lion, the witch and the wardrobe by C. S Lewis( )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy is the first to find the secret of the wardrobe in the professor's mysterious old house. At first her brothers and sister don't believe her when she tells of her visit to the land of Narnia. But soon Edmund, then Peter and Susan step through the wardrobe themselves. In Narnia they find a country buried under the evil enchantment of the White Witch. When they meet the Lion Aslan, they realize they've been called to a great adventure and bravely join the battle to free Narnia from the Witch's sinister spell
 
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