Bright City

Author: dc edwards
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1545436576
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Abigail Drexler is set to inherit the Drexton Kingdom. But when she is expelled for treason and watches helplessly as her best friend is murdered, she finds herself abandoned to The Outlands. Captured by an Outlander clan leader, Abigail's journey through the post-apocalyptic landscape of a world ravaged by plagues and devastating climate changes, she becomes determined to find her way back home and avenge the murder of her best friend. Kidnapped by a fiery redhead, her life shifts to the Bright City. The beautiful information-driven society thrives on intrigue and manipulation. Thrust into this treacherous new world, Abigail is wrapped in a conspiracy that pushes her to the edge of sanity and deeper into the corruption of the Bright City. In this new world of information as power; information as currency, will Abigail find the clues to her exile and the keys to her freedom?

Bright Lights Big City

Author: Jay McInerney
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0394726413
Size: 37.45 MB
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With the publication of Bright Lights, Big City in 1984, Jay McInerney became a literary sensation, heralded as the voice of a generation. The novel follows a young man, living in Manhattan as if he owned it, through nightclubs, fashion shows, editorial offices, and loft parties as he attempts to outstrip mortality and the recurring approach of dawn. With nothing but goodwill, controlled substances, and wit to sustain him in this anti-quest, he runs until he reaches his reckoning point, where he is forced to acknowledge loss and, possibly, to rediscover his better instincts. This remarkable novel of youth and New York remains one of the most beloved, imitated, and iconic novels in America.

Bright Eyes Ape City Examining The Planet Of The Apes Mythos

Author: Rich Handley
Publisher: Sequart Research & Literacy Organization
ISBN: 1940589150
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Since 1968, PLANET OF THE APES (based on Pierre Boulle’s French novel MONKEY PLANET) has spawned nine films, two television series, several novels, and one of the most respected franchises in pop-culture history. BRIGHT EYES, APE CITY, edited by the same team behind Sequart’s SACRED SCROLLS: COMICS ON THE PLANET OF THE APES, examines every Apes film, TV show, and novel, from 1968 to the present. This anthology features insightful, analytical essays about the franchise’s long history, from film historians, novelists, bloggers, and subject-matter experts. If you’re eager to learn more about Apes lore, you’ll need to get your stinkin’ paws on this book. From Sequart Organization. More info at

The Curtiss Bright Cities Hialeah Miami Springs Opa Locka Vintage Images

Author: Seth H. Bramson
Publisher: The History Press
ISBN: 1596293861
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Tireless inventor and reckless speed demon Glenn Curtiss left a trail of firsts in his wake, including patents, transatlantic flights and a 1907 land speed record. James Bright was a fellow visionary who partnered with Curtiss to develop the communities of Hialeah, Miami Springs and Opa Locka. Told here for the first time, this captivating story is one of daring entrepreneurship in the midst of the south Florida land boom of the early 1920's.

Smart Cities For A Bright Sustainable Future A Global Perspective

Author: Alan R. Shark
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1497339456
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Ancient Rome and Athens were once considered by every indication, great cities! European cities have endured a number of long wars that nearly destroyed them permanently. In the U.S., the City of San Francisco was nearly wiped out by the earthquake of 1906 and in 1871 the City of Chicago was nearly destroyed by fire. In nearly every case, these major cities were able to recover, rebuild, transform, making them stronger and more resilient. Today the so-called “smart cities” movement is based in part on the confluence of new technologies, economic growth, a re-evaluation of quality of life factors, as well as the resurgence of interest in cities across the globe. For example, only recently have we witnessed the trend towards urban growth in American cities. Today the outward migration has reversed itself after decades of residents moving to the suburbs or further out to rural parts of the country. Now, people are returning to our cities, or have decided not to leave as their forefathers had before them. This reinforces the need to re-think and to act differently when it comes to urban planning and maintaining sustainable cities. Even the smartest of cities can not rest on their past success. Smart cities require a constant process of vision, execution, and renewal, which makes it more a journey than a destination. There are many elements that comprise a smart or intelligent city. This book was created to further explore those elements and the pathways towards becoming and maintaining a smart city. This book is a collection of works from thought-leaders across the globe, with authors currently residing in no less than 10 countries including France, Spain, Italy, Belgium, South Africa, Japan, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Russia, in addition to the United States. The twenty-seven chapters reveal that there is far more in common than not, as each author shares their research and insights, all aimed at helping the reader better understand and appreciate the contemporary smart city movement. As the smart cities movement gains attention, some have been critical - going as far to say that this is only a passing fad or a relabeling of current events. Whether this is a fad or not, one thing is crystal clear, cities are growing and are here to stay. It is an undeniable fact that growing populations place an enormous strain on our cities in terms of transportation, infrastructure, public safety, health, education, and the quality of natural resources such as water and air. Finally there is the issue of energy and sustainability from an environmental perspective. The fall of ancient Rome may not have happened in a day, but its decline and those of other, once great, cities provide both lessons and warnings that are instructive. These lessons remind us that in the end cities are a profound collection of citizens, and without their meaningful engagement we may be left with cities that are no longer smart.

Bright Sky Starry City

Author: Uma Krishnaswami
Publisher: Groundwood Books
ISBN: 155498405X
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Phoebe helps her dad set up telescopes on the sidewalk outside his store. It’s a special night — Saturn and Mars are going to appear together in the sky. But will Phoebe be able to see them with all the city lights? Raindrops begin to fall, followed by lightning and thunder. Phoebe is filled with disappointment as she and her father hurry inside to wait out the storm. But suddenly the power fails and then, amazingly, the rain and clouds disappear. Phoebe and her dad and all kinds of people spill into the street. And there, in the bright night sky, the splendor of the planets and a multitude of stars are revealed for all to see. An illustrated afterword includes information about the solar system, planetary conjunctions and rings, moons, telescopes and light pollution. A glossary and recommended further reading are also included.

Bright Precious Days A Novel Vintage Contemporaries

Author: Jay McInerney
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101972262
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This unforgettable New York story of glamour, sex, ambition, and heartbreak begins in the heady days before the financial crash. Russell and Corrine Calloway seem to be living the dream: a calendar filled with high-society parties; jobs they care about and enjoy; twin children, a boy and a girl whose birth was truly miraculous; a loft in TriBeCa and summers in the Hamptons. But beneath the glossy surfaces, things are simmering. Russell, editor-in-chief of a boutique publisher, has cultural clout but is on the edge financially, and feels compelled to pursue an audacious—and potentially ruinous—opportunity. Meanwhile, Corrine’s world is turned upside down when the man with whom she’d had an ill-fated affair in the wake of 9/11 suddenly reappears, and the Calloways find themselves tested more severely than they ever could have imagined. The third book in McInerney’s celebrated Calloway trilogy, Bright, Precious Days is an aching, extraordinary portrait of a marriage during a period of dizzying change.

Bright Lights No City An African Adventure On Bad Roads With A Brother And A Very Weird Business Plan

Author: Max Alexander
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 1401324177
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The hilarious story of two brothers, a truckload of batteries, and a brilliant plan to bring light--and new business opportunities--to Ghana

At age 47, Whit Alexander, the American co-founder of the Cranium board game, decided to start a new business selling affordable goods and services to low-income villagers in Ghana, West Africa. His brother Max, a journalist, came along to tell the story. Neither of them could have anticipated just how much of an adventure they’d find there.

In Ghana, Whit's initial goal is to market a high quality rechargeable AA battery that off-grid villagers could use to power their flashlights and radios, as well as to charge their cell phones. If successful, he planned to grow a larger for-profit business based on those batteries--creating a trusted African brand that would provide life-enhancing products, services, and jobs, without relying on charity.

Ghana, however, presents extraordinary challenges, and the brothers wage daily battles against deadly insects, insane driving conditions, unspeakable food, voodoo priests, corrupt officials, counterfeiters, and ethnic rivalries on their way to success. From signing up customers who earn a few dollars a month at most to training employees with no Western-style work experience, the brothers quickly learn that starting a business in Africa requires single-minded focus, a sense of humor, and a lot of patience.

Along the way, Whit and Max relive their own childhood, bickering across the African bush and learning a great deal about Africans as well as themselves. Irreverent, hilarious, and ultimately inspiring, Bright Lights, No City challenges accepted notions of charity, shows the power of broadening your horizons, and suggests that there is hope and opportunity in Africa.

Praise for Bright Lights, No City:

"An affectionate, good-humored and finally inspiring account of one American's determination to make good things happen."
--Kate Braestrup, New York Times bestselling author of Here If You Need Me

"My boss, Bill Gates, coined the phrase 'creative capitalism' to encourage the use of market forces to address the needs of the poor. But my friend, Whit Alexander, moved creative capitalism from ideas to bold practice. Bright Lights, No City will scratch your travel bug, tickle your business brain, and touch your heart."
--Patty Stonesifer, former CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

"I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure, which helps to prove that what much of the developing world needs is a hand up, not a hand out."
--John Wood, founder of Room to Read and author of Leaving Microsoft to Change the World

"I loved, loved, loved Bright Lights, No City. A tour de force! Bravo. It's perceptive, informative, thoughtful, engaging, funny."
--Carey Winfrey, editor emeritus, Smithsonian magazine and former Africa correspondent, New York Times

"Max Alexander has woven a compassionate and oft-times hilarious tale of the Brothers Alexander's attempt to save the world, one rechargeable battery at a time. If you have any interest in a great story or helping the other 4 billion, read this book, now."
--W. Hodding Carter, author of Westward Whoa and A Viking Voyage

"A lyrically written universal testimony to the humanity that binds all people together on this fragile planet, Bright Lights, No City is a deeply moving and funny, can't-put-it-down book."
--Frank Schaeffer, author of Crazy for God

"This book is filled with the passion and relentless pursuit that it takes to make dreams come to life, and reminds you that it takes compassion, luck, and humor to make history. A must read for every entrepreneur."
--Richard Tait, Co-Founder, Cranium; CEO, Galazo

Escape From Prison Island Lego City 8x8

Author: J.E. Bright
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545913861
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There's never a dull moment in LEGO(R) City!

In this new LEGO(R) CITY 8x8, three crooks have escaped from Prison Island. Can the cops catch them before they get to shore? Find out in this funny, action-packed adventure featuring original illustrations!

Hometown Hardball A Minor League Baseball Road Trip From The Rocky Shores Of Maine To The Bright Lights Of New York City

Author: Tim Healey
Publisher: Globe Pequot Press
ISBN: 1493028588
Size: 70.24 MB
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Grab a Zweigle's White Hot at Dwyer Stadium (built in 1939) and cheer on the Batavia Muckdogs. Join C.T. the Tiger as he warms up the crowd at Norwich's Dodd Stadium. Take in the view of Coney Island from the upper deck of MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Watch from a box seat in Pawtucket as top Red Sox prospects try to make it to the bigs. . . . It's all part of minor league baseball in the Northeast.

This book conveys the essence of the sport--from the sublime (summer nights under the lights cheering for a hometown team) to the ridiculous (racing bagels, cowboy monkeys, garish "alternate" uniforms––by visiting 27 minor league ballparks through the Northeast. It offers both a visitor's guide and an appealing narrative, covering the particulars of each venue--who plays there and when, how to get there, where to sit and what to eat––and describing what makes each park, and each team and town, special.

Bright Lights Big City

Author: Jay McInerney
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408854511
Size: 39.30 MB
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Bright Lights, Big City is an acclaimed classic which marked Jay McInerney as one of the major writers of our time.

Bright City

Author: Jérôme Sans
Publisher: Blue Kingfisher Limited
ISBN: 9789881506405
Size: 65.82 MB
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This volume is the second in a series of pocket-book interviews with key cultural figures by internationally renowned curator, cultural agitator and pioneer J r me Sans.

Bright Lights Bright City

Author: Hunter Reid
Publisher: little bee books
ISBN: 9781499802436
Size: 66.12 MB
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The scenes are accompanied by simple, descriptive phrases on each page. With bright, fluorescent colors, this book is sure to catch children's and parents' eyes!

Bright Felon

Author: Kazim Ali
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819569933
Size: 15.64 MB
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Bright Felon is literally “autobiography” because the text itself becomes a form of writing the life, revealing secrets, and then, amid the shards and fragments of experience, dealing with the aftermath of such revelations.


Author: Stephanie Danler
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 110187595X
Size: 65.25 MB
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The story of a young woman’s coming-of-age, set against the glitzy, grimy backdrop of New York’s most elite restaurants, in Sweetbitter Stephanie Danler deftly conjures the nonstop and high-adrenaline world of the food industry and ...

Bright Precious Days

Author: Jay McInerney
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101948019
Size: 20.87 MB
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As the novel unfolds across a period of stupendous change—including Obama’s historic election and the global economic collapse he inherited—the Calloways will find themselves and their marriage tested more severely than they ever ...