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Works: 117,469 works in 147,594 publications in 1 language and 718,341 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Young adult works  Biography  Children's audiobooks  Autobiographies  Romance fiction  Science fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Television programs 
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Classifications: PT9876.22.A6933, FIC
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Most widely held works about Inc OverDrive
 
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 1,326 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( )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 1,045 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 794 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 672 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. In eloquent, captivating prose, Burton describes: dirks, daggers, knives, sabers, cutlasses, the origin of the weapon, the weapons of the age of wood, the Copper Age of weapons, the Iron Age of weapons, the sword in ancient Egypt, the sword in ancient Greece, and more. Nearly three hundred line drawings enhance Burton's richly detailed text. Any reader of history or student of weaponry will find this book a fascinating, highly enjoyable read
On extinction : how we became estranged from nature by Melanie Challenger( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 605 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
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 568 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
Room : a novel by Emma Donoghue( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 567 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
Th1rteen r3asons why : a novel by Jay Asher( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When high school student Clay Jenkins receives a box in the mail containing thirteen cassette tapes recorded by his classmate Hannah, who committed suicide, he spends a bewildering and heartbreaking night crisscrossing their town, listening to Hannah's voice recounting the events leading up to her death
Witch & wizard by James Patterson( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 473 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 445 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 elephant mountains by Scott Ely( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen-year-old Stephen is suddenly left to fend for himself following a series of hurricanes that have put New Orleans and the low-lying areas of the South under water. In the chaos and anarchy that results, Stephen soon encounters Angela, a college student whose parents have been killed, and together the two set out to find Stephen's mother and higher ground
The girl with the dragon tattoo by Stieg Larsson( )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 433 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
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 424 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
War horse by Michael Morpurgo( )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 421 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
Outliers : the story of success by Malcolm Gladwell( )

8 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
The last lecture by Randy Pausch( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author, a computer science professor diagnosed with terminal cancer, explores his life, the lessons that he has learned, how he has worked to achieve his childhood dreams, and the effect of his diagnosis on him and his family. - Publisher. "Much of my lecture at Carnegie Mellon focused on the professional side of my life--my students, colleagues and career. The book is a far more personal look at my childhood dreams and all the lessons I've learned. Putting words on paper, I've found, was a better way for me to share all the yearnings I have regarding my wife, children and other loved ones. I knew I couldn't have gone into those subjects on stage without getting emotional."--Author
The giver by Lois Lowry( )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 409 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
Matched by Allyson Braithwaite Condie( )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 407 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 . .
I am number four by Pittacus Lore( )

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

In rural Ohio, friendships and a beautiful girl prove distracting to a fifteen-year-old who has hidden on Earth for ten years waiting to develop the Legacies, or powers, he will need to rejoin the other six surviving Garde members and fight the Mogadorians who destroyed their planet, Lorien
Safe haven by Nicholas Sparks( )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During an idyllic summer in Italy with her best friend Audrey, Renee meets a handsome local, and falls deeply in love. The affair comes to an end when she returns to North Carolina. Back home, Renee fulfills everyone's expectations?including her own?by marrying her longtime college boyfriend. Over the next two decades, she raises a family and lives a predictable, if in some ways, unfulfilling life. When Audrey announces that she's dying of cancer, Renee drops everything to spend Audrey's last days by her side, unaware that her unconventional best friend still has a few surprises up her sleeve
 
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