The Quest to Save Swindon

  • Filename: the-quest-to-save-swindon.
  • ISBN: 1542566770
  • Release Date: 2017-01-15
  • Number of pages: 116
  • Author: Pungence
  • Publisher:



One of the most beloved YouTube creations sets off on the adventure of a lifetime!The Amazing Frog is one of the funniest and most exciting characters in the entire video game universe, and he's about to have his most incredible adventure of his life! A fun and funny frog who is always up for a challenge, the Amazing Frog knows how to enjoy himself and start trouble. But when frogs start mysteriously disappearing from his home city of Swindon, the Amazing Frog decides to use his remarkable talents to get to the bottom of things. Teaming up with his friend Pig Newton, the Amazing Frog sets off on an epic quest in which he pits his wits and talents against Megalodon, Joke Frog, and other familiar characters from the much-loved Pungence YouTube series. As his adventure unfolds, the Amazing Frog learns that something sinister is behind the spate of frog disappearances, and that the fate of all of Swindon may rest on his froggy shoulders! Will the Amazing Frog's unique talents be enough to win the day? Find out in this exciting adventure for Amazing Frog and Pungence fans of all ages!

The Quest for Character

  • Filename: the-quest-for-character.
  • ISBN: 9780310420514
  • Release Date: 1993-10-01
  • Number of pages: 124
  • Author: Charles R. Swindoll
  • Publisher: Harper Collins



So many voices today tell us that avoiding pain and dodging trouble are the best we can expect from life. Yet God is at work in us. He doesn't call us to a bland vanilla existence but to an exciting quest for the best thing in life -- a heart that reflects the character qualities of Jesus Christ. Let Chuck Swindoll show you the building blocks of character that God wants to develop in you and how these traits can help you achieve lasting fulfillment. The Quest for Character offers forty encouraging meditations on character qualities that can significantly change your life. Each brief devotional ends with helpful suggestions for refining your character and scripture readings to draw you into God's Word.

Common Sense the Turing Test and the Quest for Real AI

  • Filename: common-sense-the-turing-test-and-the-quest-for-real-ai.
  • ISBN: 9780262036047
  • Release Date: 2017-02-24
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: Hector J. Levesque
  • Publisher: MIT Press



What artificial intelligence can tell us about the mind and intelligent behavior.

No Quest for the Wicked

  • Filename: no-quest-for-the-wicked.
  • ISBN: 9781620510360
  • Release Date: 2012-10
  • Number of pages:
  • Author: Shanna Swendson
  • Publisher: NLA Digital LLC



A Questing We Will Go... Now that the Magic, Spells, and Illusions, Inc. team has defeated the nefarious Spellworks, the only "competition" in town, Katie Chandler doesn't have much to do as director of marketing, and she's starting to question her role at MSI. Her boyfriend Owen Palmer, on the other hand, is in hog heaven, translating an ancient and powerful magical manuscript. But then he finds that the cryptic text describing the location of an enchanted gem known as the Eye of the Moon has radically changed. This deadly stone gives its holder enhanced power over others and a craving for more power. It once caused a terrible war before it was safely hidden and then lost - and now it seems to be in New York and set in an elven brooch that renders its wearer invulnerable. Whoever has this brooch could take over the world. Katie and Owen must find it before anyone else does, and they're not the only ones searching. They'll need all the help they can get, including Katie's visiting grandmother. But who can they trust when their allies fall under its spell? Not to mention the new enemies who are deadlier than anything they've faced before.

Frog and The Tree of Spells

  • Filename: frog-and-the-tree-of-spells.
  • ISBN: 9781784625405
  • Release Date: 2016-01-25
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Joffre White
  • Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd



In this third book of the magical ‘Frog’ adventure series, young teenager Chris Casey is again pulled through time and space into another dimension – to the tropical world of Tropal. But something else has come to this paradise. Something unwanted. Something evil. The darkness that is Lord Maelstrom has taken refuge in the depths of Black Mountain... The first of his abominable creations are sent out to capture and enslave the chameleon people of the forests, to drain them of their colour and turn Tropal into a dead, grey wasteland. He searches for the fabled Tree of Spells, which gives absolute power to the holder. Should it come into his possession, every dimension, every world in time and space shall be truly doomed. A Guardian arrives to help Chris who, now in his guise as the indomitable Frog, meets a new companion: Mystra, a girl with extraordinary powers. Frog’s quest is to find the Tree of Spells and take it back into his own world for safekeeping. He has to unravel a series of clues, which takes him on a perilous journey of encounters with gravity-defying caves, water witches, a swamp of dead souls, the banished Horsemen of Tropal, snow bears and, finally, into the heart of Lord Maelstrom’s lair. Can he reach the Tree of Spells first? Will the Magic of the Immortals be enough to save the boy in whose blood flows an unseen and ancient secret? Frog’s sense of humour and loyalty is always present, but this time, will his courage desert him, and will Lord Maelstrom finally triumph? This children’s book, aimed at those aged 7 and over, will appeal to fans of adventure, time travel and exploring other dimensions.

The Gifts of Imperfection

  • Filename: the-gifts-of-imperfection.
  • ISBN: 9781592858491
  • Release Date: 2010
  • Number of pages: 137
  • Author: Breň Brown
  • Publisher: Hazelden Publishing



An expert of the psychology of shame presents advice on how to overcome paralyzing fears and self-consciousness, and at the same time increase feelings of self-worth, gratitude, and acceptance.

Stinkbomb and Ketchup Face and the Badness of Badgers

  • Filename: stinkbomb-and-ketchup-face-and-the-badness-of-badgers.
  • ISBN: 9781101996645
  • Release Date: 2017-02-07
  • Number of pages: 144
  • Author: John Dougherty
  • Publisher: Penguin



A hilarious send-up of fantasy quest novels, perfect for fans of Adam Gidwitz and Jon Scieszka. Welcome to the kingdom of Great Kerfuffle! Great Kerfuffle is really great. And there's usually a kerfuffle (the clue's in the name really). This particular kerfuffle started the day Stinkbomb's twenty dollar bill went missing. Stinkbomb and his little sister Ketchup-Face know exactly who took it: the badgers. After all, they're called badgers because they do bad things; otherwise they'd just be gers. They bring news of the badgers' treachery to King Toothbrush Weasel (don't get us started on the story behind his name…), who sends them on a quest to rid the land of badgers. What follows is a full on kerfuffle-fest, containing: one deep dark forest, a grocery cart in distress, a song about jam--and, of course, a band of very tricky badgers. Be prepared to laugh your socks off, and maybe your ears, too. From the Hardcover edition.

XTC

  • Filename: xtc.
  • ISBN: 0711991057
  • Release Date: 2002
  • Number of pages: 246
  • Author: Chris Twomey
  • Publisher: Omnibus Press



Written and compiled from hours of interviews with Andy Partridge, Colin Moulding and Dave Gregory, this biography offers an often moving account of the trials and tribulations that have beset the Swindon based art rockers since their emergence in 1977.

Running with the Kenyans

  • Filename: running-with-the-kenyans.
  • ISBN: 9780571274079
  • Release Date: 2012-04-03
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Adharanand Finn
  • Publisher: Faber & Faber



Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award Winner - Best New Writer at the British Sports Book Awards After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest races, from the Olympics to big city marathons, Runner's World contributor Adharanand Finn set out to discover just what it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up. Packing up his family (and his running shoes), he moved from Devon to the small town of Iten, in Kenya, home to hundreds of the country's best athletes. Once there he laced up his shoes and ventured out onto the dirt tracks, running side by side with Olympic champions, young hopefuls and barefoot schoolchildren. He ate their food, slept in their training camps, interviewed their coaches, and his children went to their schools. And at the end of it all, there was his dream, to join the best of the Kenyan athletes in his first marathon, an epic race through lion country across the Kenyan plains.

Endurance

  • Filename: endurance.
  • ISBN: 9781472920249
  • Release Date: 2016-04-21
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Rick Broadbent
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing



Shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year "A runner must run with dreams in his heart." Emil Zatopek. In the summer of 1952 Emil Zatopek became the king of the running world with an unprecedented distance treble at the Olympic Games in Helsinki. Together with his wife Dana, who won another gold medal in the javelin, they were the embodiment of sporting romance. Born on the same day, they were champions on the same day too. Yet in 1968 this affable but eccentric Czech solider was betrayed by his Communist paymasters and cast out into wilderness. Hidden from world view, monitored by the secret police and forced to live in a caravan in mining country, he became the invisible hero. 'Endurance' is the first biography to document the remarkable rise, fall and rehabilitation of a man voted the 'greatest runner of all time' by 'Runner's World' in 2013. It is also the story of a golden age of sport played out against a backdrop of Cold War politics and paranoia. From the London Olympics of 1948 to Czech concentration camps, this is an uplifting and harrowing story of survival. As Emil rises to global fame, his old coach is locked up and tortured by StB henchmen. Their diverging paths expose the fickleness of popularity and eventually cross again when Zatopek's world is torn asunder. All both men can do is endure. The running world of this era is brought to life by dramatic accounts of Zatopek's great triumphs, manifold records and a rich collection of characters vying to dethrone him. In Britain the sharp-tongued Gordon Pirie falls foul of the media as he becomes obsessed with Zatopek and adopts increasingly-masochistic methods; mild-mannered marathon champion Jim Peters begins a quest that would make "women weep and grown men lose their lunch†?. In France Alain Mimoun crawls from the bloody carnage of his war-time exploits to overcome racial snubs and become known as Zatopek's Shadow; and in the Soviet Union, the tragic figure of Vladimir Kuts is moulded into a brutal running machine at huge cost. Only Zatopek manages to bridge this East-West divide as a savage power struggle is fought in both the Olympic arena and in the corridors of power. Due to extensive access to those involved, including Dana herself, award-winning Times author Rick Broadbent has written a vivid history involving blood and guns and a love that sustained the cruellest twists of fate. From heady nights at White City to the brave resistance during the Prague Spring, this is a book that plants the son of a carpenter at the very centre of a revolution. Whether talking to his rivals on the track or Red Army troops as tanks roll into Prague, Zatopek's humanity shines through and carries all. With traces of 'Chariots of Fire' and Laura Hillenbrand's 'Unbroken', Endurance is both a wonderful love story and a landmark tale of hope and strength in the face of crushing opposition. "It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys." Emil Zatopek

The Day of the Triffids

  • Filename: the-day-of-the-triffids.
  • ISBN: 9780141912110
  • Release Date: 2008-09-20
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: John Wyndham
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



'One of those books that haunts you for the rest of your life' Sunday Times When a freak cosmic event renders most of the Earth's population blind, Bill Masen is one of the lucky few to retain his sight. The London he walks is crammed with groups of men and women needing help, some ready to prey on those who can still see. But another menace stalks blind and sighted alike. With nobody to stop their spread the Triffids, mobile plants with lethal stingers and carnivorous appetites, seem set to take control. The Day of the Triffids is perhaps the most famous catastrophe novel of the twentieth century and its startling imagery of desolate streets and lurching, lethal plant life retains its power to haunt today.

Will s Red Coat

  • Filename: will-s-red-coat.
  • ISBN: 9780062445001
  • Release Date: 2017-04-25
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Tom Ryan
  • Publisher: HarperCollins



A true story of acceptance, perseverance, and the possibility of love and redemption as evocative, charming, and powerful as the New York Times bestseller Following Atticus. Drawn by an online post, Tom Ryan adopted Will, a frightened, deaf, and mostly blind elderly dog, and brought him home to live with him and Atticus. The only owners Will ever knew had grown too fragile to take care of themselves, or of him. Ultimately, Will was left at a kill shelter in New Jersey. Tom hoped to give Will a place to die with dignity, amid the rustic beauty of the White Mountains of his New Hampshire home. But when Will bites him numerous times and acts out in violent displays, Tom realizes he is in for a challenge. With endless patience and the kind of continued empathy Tom has nurtured in his relationship with Atticus, Will eventually begins to thrive. Soon, the angry, hurt, depressed, and near-death oldster has transformed into a happy, gamboling companion with a puppy-like zest for discovery. Will perseveres for two and a half years, inspiring hundreds of thousands of Tom and Atticus’s fans with his courage, resilience, and unforgettable heart. A story of a dog and an indelible bond that is beautiful, heartbreaking, uplifting, and unforgettable, Will’s Red Coat honors the promise held in all of us, at any stage of life. Will’s Red Coat includes eight pages of color photographs.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night time

  • Filename: the-curious-incident-of-the-dog-in-the-night-time.
  • ISBN: 9781448139859
  • Release Date: 2012-08-02
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Author: Mark Haddon
  • Publisher: Random House



'Lots of things are mysteries. But that doesn't mean there isn't an answer to them' This is Christopher's murder mystery story. There are also no lies in this story because Christopher can't tell lies. Christopher does not like strangers or the colours yellow or brown or being touched. On the other hand, he knows all the countries in the world and their capital cities and every prime number up to 7507. When Christopher decides to find out who killed the neighbour's dog, his mystery story becomes more complicated than he could have ever predicted. BACKSTORY: Meet the author and learn about the background to Christopher's story.

DanTDM Trayaurus and the Enchanted Crystal

  • Filename: dantdm-trayaurus-and-the-enchanted-crystal.
  • ISBN: 9781409168409
  • Release Date: 2016-10-06
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Author: DanTDM
  • Publisher: Hachette UK



From the mind of one of the most popular YouTubers of all time, DanTDM, comes a graphic novel adventure that reimagines the Minecraft-style worlds and characters he's created like you've never seen them before. After a day of experiments, Trayaurus and DanTDM are about to call it a night when a strange-looking crystal plummets to earth, breaking into five pieces that scatter far and wide. DanTDM and Trayaurus recover one of the shards and quickly realise they are in possession of an object more powerful than anything they've ever known. Word reaches DanTDM and Trayaurus that other pieces of crystal have been recovered - a group of pigs have harnessed the crystals' power to enable them to talk. But they're not alone - their archenemy Denton has also found a shard and manipulated its power for evil. He has created a cloning machine, producing a terrifying, marauding army intent on hunting down the remaining crystals in his effort to become all-powerful. It's down to DanTDM and Trayaurus to stop him. Will they prevail, or will the forces of evil be too great for them to overcome?

Decoded

  • Filename: decoded.
  • ISBN: 9780241961995
  • Release Date: 2014-03-12
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: Mai Jia
  • Publisher: Penguin UK



Decoded tells the story of Rong Jinzhwen, one of the great code-breakers in the world. A semi-autistic mathematical genius, Jinzhen is recruited to the cryptography department of China's secret services, Unit 701, where he is assigned the task of breaking the elusive 'Code Purple'. Jinzhen rises through the ranks to eventually become China's greatest and most celebrated code-breaker; until he makes a mistake. Then begins his descent through the unfathomable darkness of the world of cryptology into madness. Decoded was an immediate success when it was published in 2002 in China and has become an international bestseller. With the pacing of a literary crime thriller, Mai Jia's masterpiece also combines elements of historical fiction and state espionage. Taking place in the shadowy world of Chinese secret security, where Mai Jia worked for decades, it introduces us to a place that is unfamiliar, intriguing and authentic. And with Rong Jinzhen, it introduces us to a character who is deeply flawed and fragile, yet possessing exceptional intelligence. Decoded is an unforgettable and gripping story of genius, brilliance, insanity and human frailty. Mai Jia (the pseudonym of Jiang Benhu) is arguably the most successful writer in China today. His books are constant bestsellers, with total sales over three million copies. He became the highest paid author in China last year with his new book, Wind Talk. He has achieved unprecedented success with film adaptation: all of his novels are made - or are being made - into major films or TV series, the screenplays of which are often written by Mai Jia himself. He is hailed as the forerunner of Chinese espionage fiction, and has created a unique genre that combines spycraft, code-breaking, crime, human drama, historical fiction, and metafiction. He has won almost every major award in China, including the highest literary honor - the Mao Dun Award.

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