Captain Jake and the Never Land Pirates The Great Never Sea Conquest
by: Disney Press
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
When an evil Mer-witch named Ezmeralda is released from an underwater prison, she sets out to take over the Never Sea by awakening the legendary giant, three-headed serpent, the Strake! Jake forms a team of the greatest captains of the Never Sea to battle the powerful Ezmeralda and the terrifying Strake. Based on the special movie event airing on Disney Junior in July 2015!
Posted in Action & Adventure Tagged with: Captain, Conquest, Disney Press, Great, Jake, Land, Never, Pirates
Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow: My Life as a Country Vet
Product rating: 4.8 with 300 reviews
The star of The Incredible Dr. Pol shares his amusing, and often poignant, tales from his four decades as a vet in rural Michigan.
Dr. Jan Pol is not your typical veterinarian. Born and raised the Netherlands on a dairy farm, he is the star of Nat Geo Wild’s hit show The Incredible Dr. Pol
and has been treating animals in rural Michigan since the 1970s. Dr. Pol’s more than 20,000 patients have ranged from white mice to 2600-pound horses and everything in between.
From the time he was twelve years old and helped deliver a litter of piglets on his family’s farm to the incredible moments captured on his hit TV show, Dr. Pol has amassed a wealth of stories of what it’s like caring for this menagerie of animals. He shares his own story of growing up surrounded by animals, training to be a vet in the Netherlands, and moving to Michigan to open his first practice in a pre fab house. He has established himself as an empathetic yet no-nonsense vet who isn’t afraid to make the difficult decisions in order to do what’s best for his patients—and their hard-working owners. A sick pet can bring heartache, but a sick cow or horse could threaten the very livelihood of a farmer whose modest profits are dependent on healthy livestock.
Reminiscent of the classic books of James Herriot, Never Turn Your Back on an Angus Cow is a charming, fascinating, and funny memoir that will delight animal lovers everywhere.
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Twittering Birds Never Fly Volume 2 (Yaoi Manga)
by: Digital Manga Publishing
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
Young and powerful Yashiro can’t stay out of trouble long enough to catch his breath. Will a brand-new bodyguard give this hot-headed pervert a taste of the calm he’s never known… or will mayhem erupt as other gangsters take note? Twittering Birds Never Fly pulses with the energy of passionate men who won’t take “no” for an answer! In a world where contracts are signed with blood, can a fragile friendship take root and grow into love?
Posted in Yaoi, Gay & Lesbian Tagged with: Bird's, Digital Manga Publishing, manga, Never, Twittering, Volume, Yaoi
Humans Are Underrated: What High Achievers Know That Brilliant Machines Never Will
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
As technology races ahead, what will people do better than computers?
What hope will there be for us when computers can drive cars better than humans, predict Supreme Court decisions better than legal experts, identify faces, scurry helpfully around offices and factories, even perform some surgeries, all faster, more reliably, and less expensively than people?
It’s easy to imagine a nightmare scenario in which computers simply take over most of the tasks that people now get paid to do. While we’ll still need high-level decision makers and computer developers, those tasks won’t keep most working-age people employed or allow their living standard to rise. The unavoidable question—will millions of people lose out, unable to best the machine?—is increasingly dominating business, education, economics, and policy.
The bestselling author of Talent Is Overrated explains how the skills the economy values are changing in historic ways. The abilities that will prove most essential to our success are no longer the technical, classroom-taught left-brain skills that economic advances have demanded from workers in the past. Instead, our greatest advantage lies in what we humans are most powerfully driven to do for and with one another, arising from our deepest, most essentially human abilities—empathy, creativity, social sensitivity, storytelling, humor, building relationships, and expressing ourselves with greater power than logic can ever achieve. This is how we create durable value that is not easily replicated by technology—because we’re hardwired to want it from humans.
These high-value skills create tremendous competitive advantage—more devoted customers, stronger cultures, breakthrough ideas, and more effective teams. And while many of us regard these abilities as innate traits—“he’s a real people person,” “she’s naturally creative”—it turns out they can all be developed. They’re already being developed in a range of far-sighted organizations, such as:
• the Cleveland Clinic, which emphasizes empathy training of doctors and all employees to improve patient outcomes and lower medical costs;
• the U.S. Army, which has revolutionized its training to focus on human interaction, leading to stronger teams and greater success in real-world missions;
• Stanford Business School, which has overhauled its curriculum to teach interpersonal skills through human-to-human experiences.
As technology advances, we shouldn’t focus on beating computers at what they do—we’ll lose that contest. Instead, we must develop our most essential human abilities and teach our kids to value not just technology but also the richness of interpersonal experience. They will be the most valuable people in our world because of it. Colvin proves that to a far greater degree than most of us ever imagined, we already have what it takes to be great.
Posted in Guides Tagged with: Achievers, Brilliant, High, Humans, Know, Machines, Never, Portfolio, That, Underrated, What, Will
Never Always Sometimes (Harlequin Teen)
by: Harlequin Teen
Product rating: 4.0 with 12 reviews
Never date your best friend Always be original Sometimes rules are meant to be broken
Best friends Dave and Julia were determined to never be cliché high school kids—the ones who sit at the same lunch table every day, dissecting the drama from homeroom and plotting their campaigns for prom king and queen. They even wrote their own Never List of everything they vowed they’d never, ever
do in high school.
Some of the rules have been easy to follow, like #5, never die your hair a color of the rainbow
, or #7, never hook up with a teacher
. But Dave has a secret: he’s broken rule #8, never pine silently after someone for the entirety of high school
. It’s either that or break rule #10, never date your best friend
. Dave has loved Julia for as long as he can remember.
Julia is beautiful, wild and impetuous. So when she suggests they do every Never on the list, Dave is happy to play along. He even dyes his hair an unfortunate shade of green. It starts as a joke, but then a funny thing happens: Dave and Julia discover that by skipping the clichés, they’ve actually been missing out on high school. And maybe even on love.
Posted in Being a Teen Tagged with: Always, Harlequin, Harlequin Teen, Never, Sometimes, Teen