Snow Crash

Author: Neal Stephenson
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 9780553898194
Size: 67.96 MB
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One of Time’s 100 best English-language novels • A mind-altering romp through a future America so bizarre, so outrageous—you’ll recognize it immediately Only once in a great while does a writer come along who defies comparison—a writer so original he redefines the way we look at the world. Neal Stephenson is such a writer and Snow Crash is such a novel, weaving virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility to bring us the gigathriller of the information age. In reality, Hiro Protagonist delivers pizza for Uncle Enzo’s CosoNostra Pizza Inc., but in the Metaverse he’s a warrior prince. Plunging headlong into the enigma of a new computer virus that’s striking down hackers everywhere, he races along the neon-lit streets on a search-and-destroy mission for the shadowy virtual villain threatening to bring about infocalypse. Praise for Snow Crash “[Snow Crash is] a cross between Neuromancer and Thomas Pynchon’s Vineland. This is no mere hyperbole.”—The San Francisco Bay Guardian “Fast-forward free-style mall mythology for the twenty-first century.”—William Gibson “Brilliantly realized . . . Stephenson turns out to be an engaging guide to an onrushing tomorrow.”—The New York Times Book Review


Author: Jerry Spinelli
Publisher: Yearling Books
ISBN: 0679885501
Size: 52.78 MB
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Now available in paperback, the poignant story of cocky seventh-grade superjock Crash Coogan provides a humorous glimpse into what young athletes are really made of. Reprint. SLJ. PW.


Author: J. G. Ballard
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780312420338
Size: 57.37 MB
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Two young men become obsessed with sexual fantasies involving automobiles, accidents, injuries, and wounds, in a new edition of the underground classic. Reprint.

The Crash

Author: Paul Kropp
Publisher: High Interest Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781897039120
Size: 31.59 MB
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A school bus is bringing a basketball team home after a game. Skidding on ice, the bus slides down a steep hill into deep snow. The bus driver is out cold. One of the guys is badly hurt. Can Craig, Rory and Lerch find help in time?

Before The Crash

Author: Mark J. P. Wolf
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814337226
Size: 63.97 MB
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Contributors examine the early days of video game history before the industry crash of 1983 that ended the medium’s golden age.

The Great Crash 1929

Author: John Kenneth Galbraith
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780547248165
Size: 57.76 MB
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Presents a study of the stock market crash of 1929 that reveals the influential role of Wall Street on the economic growth of America.

Appetite For Self Destruction

Author: Steve Knopper
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416594558
Size: 27.20 MB
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For the first time, Appetite for Self-Destruction recounts the epic story of the precipitous rise and fall of the recording industry over the past three decades, when the incredible success of the CD turned the music business into one of the most glamorous, high-profile industries in the world -- and the advent of file sharing brought it to its knees. In a comprehensive, fast-paced account full of larger-than-life personalities, Rolling Stone contributing editor Steve Knopper shows that, after the incredible wealth and excess of the '80s and '90s, Sony, Warner, and the other big players brought about their own downfall through years of denial and bad decisions in the face of dramatic advances in technology. Big Music has been asleep at the wheel ever since Napster revolutionized the way music was distributed in the 1990s. Now, because powerful people like Doug Morris and Tommy Mottola failed to recognize the incredible potential of file-sharing technology, the labels are in danger of becoming completely obsolete. Knopper, who has been writing about the industry for more than ten years, has unparalleled access to those intimately involved in the music world's highs and lows. Based on interviews with more than two hundred music industry sources -- from Warner Music chairman Edgar Bronfman Jr. to renegade Napster creator Shawn Fanning -- Knopper is the first to offer such a detailed and sweeping contemporary history of the industry's wild ride through the past three decades. From the birth of the compact disc, through the explosion of CD sales in the '80s and '90s, the emergence of Napster, and the secret talks that led to iTunes, to the current collapse of the industry as CD sales plummet, Knopper takes us inside the boardrooms, recording studios, private estates, garage computer labs, company jets, corporate infighting, and secret deals of the big names and behind-the-scenes players who made it all happen. With unforgettable portraits of the music world's mighty and formerly mighty; detailed accounts of both brilliant and stupid ideas brought to fruition or left on the cutting-room floor; the dish on backroom schemes, negotiations, and brawls; and several previously unreported stories, Appetite for Self-Destruction is a riveting, informative, and highly entertaining read. It offers a broad perspective on the current state of Big Music, how it got into these dire straits, and where it's going from here -- and a cautionary tale for the digital age.


Author: Nicholas Faith
Publisher: Boxtree
ISBN: 9780752211923
Size: 39.60 MB
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Author: Jane Buxton
Publisher: Learning Media Ltd
ISBN: 9780478125917
Size: 56.74 MB
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Author: Ann Harth
Publisher: Blake Education
ISBN: 9781865090399
Size: 28.57 MB
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Highlights! is an innovative series of original works of fiction aimed at students aged between 10 to 15 years who find reading challenging. In the book Crash!, it deals with courage and self-reliance. Nalini and Zed are flying to visit their relatives for a holiday. Their plane encounters a huge storm and crashes near a deserted island. The pilot is killed and the teenagers are along. They manage to find shelter, food and even water. It seems almost too easy for two young people stranded all alone. Or are they alone?