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Book The Premonition  A Pandemic Story

Download or read book The Premonition A Pandemic Story written by Michael Lewis and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2021-05-04 with total page 211 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York Times Bestseller For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19. The characters you will meet in these pages are as fascinating as they are unexpected. A thirteen-year-old girl’s science project on transmission of an airborne pathogen develops into a very grown-up model of disease control. A local public-health officer uses her worm’s-eye view to see what the CDC misses, and reveals great truths about American society. A secret team of dissenting doctors, nicknamed the Wolverines, has everything necessary to fight the pandemic: brilliant backgrounds, world-class labs, prior experience with the pandemic scares of bird flu and swine flu…everything, that is, except official permission to implement their work. Michael Lewis is not shy about calling these people heroes for their refusal to follow directives that they know to be based on misinformation and bad science. Even the internet, as crucial as it is to their exchange of ideas, poses a risk to them. They never know for sure who else might be listening in.

Book Incendiary

Download or read book Incendiary written by Amy A. Bartol and published by . This book was released on 2012-11-27 with total page 460 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cold, fine drops of rain fall softly on my cheeks as I emerge from the darkness of the ship's interior to the gray, overcast sky of the main deck. Pulling my dark pea coat tighter to my body, the wind lifts red tendrils of my hair. I walk slowly to the railing overlooking the water. I catch my first sight of the Irish coastline; its craggy landscape makes me shiver in dread. I find it difficult to imagine now how the Gancanagh had made this their home for so long without anyone realizing it. The cold, moss-covered edifices practically scream their presence. As I study the shadows between the falling-down stone, I imagine creeping shapes of undead Faeries grasping the rock, waiting for our ship to draw nearer to their position. Tipping my face up, I let the rain wash over me. It bathes away the frigid sweat of fear that has broken on my brow. "You don't know how fiercely beautiful you are, do you?" A quiet voice behind me asks, causing me to stiffen and fix my eyes on the rocks along the shoreline.

Book The Premonition Code  Large Print 16 Pt Edition

Download or read book The Premonition Code Large Print 16 Pt Edition written by Theresa Cheung and published by . This book was released on 2020-09-09 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Precognition is the scientific name for the knowledge or perception of the future, obtained through extrasensory means. Often called 'premonition', precognition is the most frequently reported of all extrasensory perception (ESP) experiences, occurring most often in dreams. It may also occur spontaneously in waking visions, auditory hallucinations, flashing thoughts entering the mind, the sense of ''''knowing'''' and physiological changes. Combining science and practice, Theresa and Dr Julia unravel the mystery of precognition. The book will cover: What precognition is and the different types, clearly explaining the cutting-edge science, including what is known and what is still a mystery The most common premonitions that people experience and why, including examples from around the world Experimental tools to help you cultivate precognition experiences to help get useful information for your lifeCase studies included throughout, with supporting scientific evidence offered alongside to provide validation and explanationPersonal experiences of the authors, detailing how premonition has shaped their lives and interviews with leading scientists and experts in the field Review: ''''Dr Julia Mossbridge and co-author Theresa Cheung show us that our everyday notions of time do not reflect the scientific reality of how time can work in our lives. They dare to examine the so-called anomaly of precognition in a clear-headed way, hopeful that as a society we can build teams of ''''Positive Precogs'''' who globally move us toward positive events and away from negative ones. This book is a major contribution in our understanding of reality and the dormant potential for the so-called supernormal that exists within all of us. Read it and discover the power of time within your mind.'''' -Deepak Chopra, M.D., author of The Healing Self ''''The Premonition Code addresses an unprecedented shift in scientific understanding, all over a refined assessment of the nature of consciousness. At its core lie peculiar and unexpected aspects of time itself, and of causal relationships and modes of knowing that defy conventional explanation. The book is not only a sophisticated and comprehensive presentation of the science behind this world-changing revolution: It also provides a fascinating and practical toolbox to aid conscious beings in personally exploring these mind-bending concepts and applying them positively in their own lives. Thanks to Theresa and Dr Mossbridge, a future based in our loftiest dreams has never been more accessible!'''' -Eben Alexander MD, neurosurgeon and author of Living in a Mindful Universe and Proof of Heaven ''''It seems that the 'other side' might be in 'another time.' In this book we have a mystic and a hard-core scientist using fascinating and accessible examples to demonstrate the remarkable possibilities of precognition and how to access it in your own life.'''' -New York Times bestselling author and spiritual medium, James van Praagh While reading the Premonition Code I felt how my mind set steadily transformed. This easily accessible book on the human capacity to foresee future events presents personal accounts as well as recent scientific insight. What is more, it is about a practical mind technique, probed and tested over the last decades, which might enable us to better sense the future. This book could become the I Ching of our times. -Marc Wittmann, Institute for Frontier Areas of Psychology and Mental Health, Germany ''''Dr. Julia Mossbridge and Theresa Cheung, in Premonition Code, have written an excellent and compelling book that will present the reader with the very latest research in nonlocal consciousness, as well as a way to use these findings to improve their own lives. I recommend it.'''' -Stephan A. Schwartz, Author, Scientist, and Futurist, The 8 Laws of Change, 2016 winner of the Nautilus book award for social change ''''I am excited about The Premonition Code because it exhibits a long overdue blen...

Book Premonitions in Daily Life

Download or read book Premonitions in Daily Life written by Jeanne Van Bronkhorst and published by Llewellyn Worldwide. This book was released on 2013-03-08 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Go inside your premonitions and find personal meaning from daily intuitive experiences Despite the common idea that premonitions involve dark visions and warnings of future disasters, the truth is they often give us glimpses of the small and personal details of daily life. This in-depth, three-part guide shows how to identify your premonitions, demystifies the assumptions and fears about them, and thoroughly demonstrates how to respond with common sense and without challenging your beliefs. Discover the answers to your most important concerns: What do premonitions say about me? How do I respond? How do I make sense of premonitions when my culture doesn’t believe in them? Premonitions in Daily Life is the only book that investigates the deeper meanings behind premonitions and helps you integrate them into everyday life. Learn how to trust your premonitions, how to influence the very nature of your future premonitions, and how to find a community where you can openly share your experiences. Praise: “Premonitions in Daily Life is a superb look at a very common experience—the sense of knowing a future event . . . Van Bronkhorst takes the mystery and confusion out of premonitions with this fascinating, reader-friendly book.” —Larry Dossey, M.D., author of The Power of Premonitions “[Van Bronkhorst] has compiled an in-depth series of guidelines for how to identify premonitions, how to normalize them, and how to integrate them in a sensible and useful way into your life.” —Sally Rhine Feather Ph.D., author of The Gift

Book Premonition

    Book Details:
  • Author : Wendy Whitman
  • Publisher : Post Hill Press
  • Release : 2021-07-13
  • ISBN : 1642938238
  • Pages : 213 pages

Download or read book Premonition written by Wendy Whitman and published by Post Hill Press. This book was released on 2021-07-13 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cary Mackin is a TV journalist who has covered crime for nearly twenty years. After losing her job she moves to a small town in Connecticut—only to get caught up in the web of a deranged serial killer. Cary has a dark secret that drives everything she does: a deep-seated, lifelong fear that one day she will be murdered. As the madman Cary stumbled upon continues to terrorize the beautiful countryside where she now resides, will her premonition come true? “Premonition…a psycho-thriller roller coaster ride that probes the dark corners of one woman’s seemingly overwhelming paranoia…or is it? From a crime and justice expert, Premonition nails every detail of the criminal mind, the hunter and the hunted. Premonition is full of twists and surprises…I love it! Bravo!” —Nancy Grace, Founder, CrimeOnline.com, Host of CrimeStories on Fox Nation, Sirius XM, and NYT Bestselling Author “My friend and colleague at Court TV, Wendy Whitman, has created a compelling psychological thriller filled with shocking twists that captivate the reader to the very end—and wanting more. Whitman takes daring literary risks with a complex character, Cary Mackin, and her haunting premonition that she will one day be murdered. Driven by her foreboding fear, Mackin deploys extraordinary investigative and forensic skills to track down the man she sees as the killer…before he strikes again—at her! Whitman weaves plot, personality, and prose in a high-octane suspense that will give you paper cuts as you quickly turn the pages. Premonition offers a gripping storyline…and a chilling chase to an ending that you never expected.” —Gregg Jarrett, Network Legal Analyst and Bestselling Author “Whitman’s debut novel is sure to be a great read for true crime fans. If there is anyone best suited to write a book about the reality of evil in this crazy world we live in, it’s Whitman. Her book is unique because although fiction, it so mirrors reality that each page hits home more and more. Having been in the criminal law arena for fifty-five years and having dealt with two notorious serial killer cases, Whitman’s novel captures all aspects of the utter insanity of the criminal mind. In this world of Covid, we all need some respite and a great book is just what the doctor ordered.” —Gerald P. Boyle, Attorney, Represented Serial Killer Jeffrey Dahmer “Chilling and original, Premonition is a brilliant debut thriller from Wendy Whitman, an insider whose deep knowledge of crime and the law has created a platform for suspenseful storytelling. Taut and fast-paced, Whitman’s tale, and her unique central character, combine to create a riveting plot that drives the story to its stunning conclusion.” —Jack Ford, Emmy and Peabody Award–Winning Journalist and Bestselling Author of Chariot on the Mountain “All of those cases on Court TV certainly permeated the mind of producer Wendy Whitman. Her book is a truly breathless thriller through every twist and turn. A stellar debut novel with a terrific female heroine!” —Rikki Klieman, Attorney and CBS News Legal Analyst “A unique psychological thriller that weaves true crime into a plot that keeps the reader captivated from the very first page. A bold, heartfelt debut novel from an author who has created one of the most complex and provocative heroines in recent memory. A perfect read sure to keep you up at night.” —Rita Cosby, Emmy-Winning TV Host and Bestselling Author of Quiet Hero “The decades of Wendy Whitman’s focus and dedication to the crime and justice genre shine through each page, as she spins the yarn in this gripping crime tale. Speaking from experience that has imbued her with personal knowledge of the inner workings of hundreds of criminal minds, she is an authoritative voice in telling crime stories…because she has lived through reporting some of the most disturbing ones in American history. Brava, Wendy!” —Ashleigh Banfield, Court TV Special Contributor and Host of Judgment with Ashleigh Banfield “Wendy Whitman’s debut novel is more than a crime story. Readers will identify with some of her protagonist’s obsessions including food choices (‘borderline vegan’) and her love for animals. Peppered throughout the book are safety tips drawn from actual cases Whitman learned from years covering criminal trials at Court TV where she rose from a producer to a programming executive. There’s something for everyone in Premonition.” —Beth Karas, Former Prosecutor and Host of Oxygen’s Snapped: Notorious “Gripping, suspenseful, and thoughtful, Premonition gives a behind the scenes look at the dangers that surround us as we go about our daily lives. If you’re looking for a crime thriller to get lost in, this is it.” —Dr. Robi Ludwig, Psychotherapist, TV Personality, and Author

Book Premonitions

Download or read book Premonitions written by Jude Watson and published by Puffin. This book was released on 2005 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: They weren't the ones who could have stopped her. She never knows whether she's seeing the past, the present, or the future. She doesn't know how to deal with them, and she doesn't want to - but the terrifying visions keep coming. she's so scared of are the only way Grace might be able to save her friend before it's too late...

Book Nine Pints

    Book Details:
  • Author : Rose George
  • Publisher : Metropolitan Books
  • Release : 2018-10-23
  • ISBN : 162779638X
  • Pages : 230 pages

Download or read book Nine Pints written by Rose George and published by Metropolitan Books. This book was released on 2018-10-23 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An eye-opening exploration of blood, the lifegiving substance with the power of taboo, the value of diamonds and the promise of breakthrough science Blood carries life, yet the sight of it makes people faint. It is a waste product and a commodity pricier than oil. It can save lives and transmit deadly infections. Each one of us has roughly nine pints of it, yet many don’t even know their own blood type. And for all its ubiquitousness, the few tablespoons of blood discharged by 800 million women are still regarded as taboo: menstruation is perhaps the single most demonized biological event. Rose George, author of The Big Necessity, is renowned for her intrepid work on topics that are invisible but vitally important. In Nine Pints, she takes us from ancient practices of bloodletting to the breakthough of the "liquid biopsy," which promises to diagnose cancer and other diseases with a simple blood test. She introduces Janet Vaughan, who set up the world’s first system of mass blood donation during the Blitz, and Arunachalam Muruganantham, known as “Menstrual Man” for his work on sanitary pads for developing countries. She probes the lucrative business of plasma transfusions, in which the US is known as the “OPEC of plasma.” And she looks to the future, as researchers seek to bring synthetic blood to a hospital near you. Spanning science and politics, stories and global epidemics, Nine Pints reveals our life's blood in an entirely new light. Nine Pints was named one of Bill Gates recommended summer reading titles for 2019.

Book Liar s Poker

Download or read book Liar s Poker written by Michael Lewis and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2010-03-02 with total page 313 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author recounts his experiences on the lucrative Wall Street bond market of the 1980s, where young traders made millions in a very short time, in a humorous account of greed and epic folly.

Book The Premonition

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  • Author : Chris Bohjalian
  • Publisher : Doubleday
  • Release : 2016-11-29
  • ISBN : 1524732931
  • Pages : 38 pages

Download or read book The Premonition written by Chris Bohjalian and published by Doubleday. This book was released on 2016-11-29 with total page 38 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This mesmerizing ebook original short story—a prequel to The Sleepwalker—from Chris Bohjalian, bestselling author of The Sandcastle Girls and The Guest Room, tells the tale of one strange summer when a pair of horses die, an odd boy moves to a small Vermont town, and a woman rises from her bed and disappears into the night. Lianna Ahlberg is seventeen when a thunderstorm snaps a power line to the earth, electrifying the ground, the rain spreading the current like wildfire across the wet grass. Two horses are killed in the nearby field, unnerving the neighbors, upsetting the peculiar boy who has just moved in, and filling Lianna with a deep and abiding sense of dread. This is not the first unusual thing to happen that summer—a summer when Lianna’s mother begins to sleepwalk in the smallest hours of morning—and it will not be the last.

Book Elite Dangerous

Download or read book Elite Dangerous written by Drew Wagar and published by . This book was released on with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book The Power of Premonitions

Download or read book The Power of Premonitions written by Larry Dossey and published by Hay House, Inc. This book was released on 2009-10-05 with total page 321 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The doctor – and bestselling author – who first demonstrated the healing effects of prayer now offers an unprecedented look at the science of premonitions. The Power of Premonitions takes readers through documented cases of premonitions, including a remarkable instance when an entire Nebraska community skipped church the very day it exploded; an examination of recent scientific study of 'presentiment'; a discussion of what it all means to daily life; and practical field-tested techniques for inviting premonitions. In this compelling new book Dossey uses cutting-edge science to prove the value of what has long been considered spiritual mumbo-jumbo. This is a book for the sceptical mind, but it's also for the believer's heart – because its author possesses the rare gift of having both.

Book The Fifth Risk

    Book Details:
  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2018-10-02
  • ISBN : 1324002654
  • Pages : 256 pages

Download or read book The Fifth Risk written by Michael Lewis and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2018-10-02 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: New York Times Bestseller What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? "The election happened," remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. "And then there was radio silence." Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it’s not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do. Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gains without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing those costs. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it’s better never to really understand those problems. There is upside to ignorance, and downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview. If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system—those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.

Book A Shock

    Book Details:
  • Author : Keith Ridgway
  • Publisher : New Directions Publishing
  • Release : 2021-07-05
  • ISBN : 0811230864
  • Pages : 244 pages

Download or read book A Shock written by Keith Ridgway and published by New Directions Publishing. This book was released on 2021-07-05 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ever since Keith Ridgway published his landmark cult novel Hawthorn & Child, his ardent fans have yearned for more Finally, Ridgway gives us A Shock, his thrilling and unsparing, slippery and shockingly good new novel. Formed as a rondel of interlocking stories with a clutch of more or less loosely connected repeating characters, it’s at once deracinated yet potent with place, druggy yet frighteningly shot through with reality. His people appear, disappear, and reappear. They’re on the fringes of London, clinging to sanity or solvency or a story by their fingernails, consumed by emotions and anxieties in fuzzily understood situations. A deft, high-wire act, full of imprecise yet sharp dialog as well as witchy sleights of hand reminiscent of Muriel Spark, A Shock delivers a knockout punch of an ending. Perhaps Ridgway’s most breathtaking quality is his scintillating stealthiness: you can never quite put your finger on how he casts his spell—he delivers the shock of a master jewel thief (already far-off and scot-free) stealing your watch: when at some point you look down at your wrist, all you see is that in more than one way you don’t know what time it is…

Book Intuition

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  • Author : Amy A. Bartol
  • Publisher :
  • Release : 2011-12-22
  • ISBN : 9781466266735
  • Pages : 394 pages

Download or read book Intuition written by Amy A. Bartol and published by . This book was released on 2011-12-22 with total page 394 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: I don't open my eyes so I can't see him, but I can smell him. He thickens the air I breathe, choking me with his scent...his aroma. I shiver. I have to resist. If I'm not strong, then I will be relegated to the same fate as this predator whose sickness infects me even now. But now, I crave him and he knows that; he has been counting on my need to end the gnawing pain. How he would savor my surrender. I'm alive, but how much longer will it take until I beg him not to be?

Book The Gospel According to Jesus Christ

Download or read book The Gospel According to Jesus Christ written by José Saramago and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 1994-09-28 with total page 378 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fictional account of the life of Christ “illuminated by ferocious wit, gentle passion, and poetry”—from the Nobel Prize-winning author of Skylight (Los Angeles Times Book Review). For José Saramago, the life of Jesus Christ and the story of his Passion were things of this earth: a child crying, a gust of wind, the caress of a woman half asleep, the bleat of a goat or the bark of a dog, a prayer uttered in the grayish morning light. The Holy Family reflects the real complexities of any family, but this is realism filled with vision, dream, and omen. Saramago’s deft psychological portrait of a savior who is at once the Son of God and a young man of this earth is an expert interweaving of poetry and irony, spirituality and irreverence. The result is nothing less than a brilliant skeptic’s wry inquest into the meaning of God and of human existence. “Enough to assure [Saramago] a place in the universal library and in human memory.”—The Nation “Fiction that engages the mind as well as the spirit.”—Kirkus Reviews “Mixes magic, myth, and reality into a potent brew.”—Booklist Praise for José Saramago “The greatest writer of our time.”—Chicago Tribune “A literary master.”—The Boston Globe “Saramago is the most tender of writers . . . With a clear-eyed and compassionate acknowledgment of things as they are, and a quality that can only be termed wisdom. We should be grateful when it is handed to us in such generous measure.”—The New York Times “Saramago’s fiction operates in a realm not far from fable: the territory of Kafka, Gogol, and Borges.”—Los Angeles Times

Book The Premonition

    Book Details:
  • Author : Banana Yoshimoto
  • Publisher : Catapult
  • Release : 2023-10-10
  • ISBN : 1640093729
  • Pages : 145 pages

Download or read book The Premonition written by Banana Yoshimoto and published by Catapult. This book was released on 2023-10-10 with total page 145 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Longlisted for the PEN Translation Prize The internationally beloved author of Kitchen and Dead-End Memories returns with a beautiful and heartfelt story of a young woman haunted by her childhood and the inescapable bitterness that inevitably comes from knowing the truth Yayoi, a 19-year-old woman from a seemingly loving middle-class family, has lately been haunted by the feeling that she has forgotten something important from her childhood. Her premonition grows stronger day by day and, as if led by it, she decides to move in with her mysterious aunt, Yukino. No one understands her aunt’s unusual lifestyle. For as long as Yayoi can remember, Yukino has lived alone in an old gloomy single-family home, quietly, almost as though asleep. When she is not working, Yukino spends all day in her pajamas, clipping her nails and trimming her split ends. She eats only when she feels like it, and she often falls asleep lying on her side in the hallway. She sometimes wakes Yayoi at 2:00 a.m to be her drinking companion, sometimes serves flan in a huge mixing bowl for dinner, and watches Friday the 13th over and over to comfort herself. A child study desk, old stuffed animals—things Yukino wants to forget—are piled up in her backyard like a graveyard of her memories. An instant bestseller in Japan when first published in 1988, The Premonition is finally available in English, translated by the celebrated Asa Yoneda.

Book The Premonition

Download or read book The Premonition written by Seth King and published by High School Voices Press. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Can a nightmare predict the future? High school sophomore Greg wakes up screaming in a panic. He knows it wasn't just a bad dream. Something awful is going to happen. Heather, Greg's older sister, insists that he's reacting to nothing more than an overactive imagination. She dismisses as coincidences the previous occasions in which he seemed to predict the future. Greg can't shake the unsettling feeling that proving his nightmare was indeed a psychic premonition will come at a terrible price! - - - This story is also available in the High School Writing Project 2.0 Anthology Short Story Collection.