How do you make something out of nothing? Up your game with this masterclass in creative thinking. Combining Dave Trott's distinctive, almost Zen-like storytelling, humour and practical advice, One Plus One Equals Three is a collection of provocative anecdotes and thought experiments designed to light a fire under your own creative ambitions. From the First World War sailor who survived being sunk three times in one day to the one-time 'merchant of death' who made his name a byword for peace, and the gypsy who lost two fingers and then reinvented jazz. From boardroom to battlefield, these stories of unconventional wisdom from one of the world's true advertising greats are a rallying cry for anyone who wants to think differently, stand out and truly innovate.
A Masterclass in Creative Thinking
Author: Dave Trott
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Business & Economics
We are in the midst of a revolution. It is a scientific revolution built upon the tools of molecular biology, with which we probe and prod the living world in ways unimaginable a few decades ago. Need to track a bacterium at the root of a hospital outbreak? No problem: the offending germ's complete genetic profile can be obtained in 24 hours. We insert human DNA into E. coli bacteria to produce our insulin. It is natural to look at biotechnology in the 21st century with a mix of wonder and fear. But biotechnology is not as 'unnatural' as one might think. All living organisms use the same molecular processes to replicate their genetic material and the same basic code to 'read' their genes. The similarities can be seen in their DNA. Here, John Archibald shows how evolution has been 'plugging-and-playing' with the subcellular components of life from the very beginning and continues to do so today. For evidence, we need look no further than the inner workings of our own cells. Molecular biology has allowed us to gaze back more than three billion years, revealing the microbial mergers and acquisitions that underpin the development of complex life. One Plus One Equals One tells the story of how we have come to this realization and its implications.
Symbiosis and the evolution of complex life
Author: John Archibald
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Sumac Lottery is nine years old and the self-proclaimed "good girl" of her (VERY) large, (EXTREMELY) unruly family. And what a family the Lotterys are: four parents, children both adopted and biological, and a menagerie of pets, all living and learning together in a sprawling house called Camelottery. Then one day, the news breaks that one of their grandfathers is suffering from dementia and will be coming to live with them. And not just any grandfather; the long dormant "Grumps," who fell out with his son so long ago that he hasn't been part of any of their lives. Suddenly, everything changes. Sumac has to give up her room to make the newcomer feel at home. She tries to be nice, but prickly Grumps's clearly disapproves of how the Lotterys live: whole grains, strange vegetables, rescue pets, a multicultural household... He's worse than just tough to get along with -- Grumps has got to go! But can Sumac help him find a home where he belongs?
Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Branded the class loser, 12-year-old Basil reluctantly becomes friends with a bossy new girl who, like Basil, has synesthesia and who comes to Basil's aid when his estranged mother comes back into his life, turning his world upside down.
Author: Mary Jane Auch
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The middle son in a family of five children, one bear, and one dog chronicles their loves, losses, and obsessions during their years running two hotels on two continents.
Author: John Irving
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
A fun, sexy, new stand-alone from New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig. He's sexy and confident, the kind of man every woman notices. You know, the one with the to-die-for body and panty-melting smirk. And then there's the way his designer suits drape over his broad shoulders and big...well, we've all heard the rumors, the ones that say he's up for any challenge. But I can't see him that way. He's technically my boss—one of the owners of the company where I work—and definitely not in my league. Men like him don't notice women like me, and they don't date them. And I don't date men like him. Until that one time that I catch him in a compromising position when I'm also in need of a last-minute date for a wedding...and then it's not real. It's blackmail. For one weekend, he's my plus-one. Beautiful and unobtainable. From the moment she walked into my office with those stunning blue eyes and crazy, sensual curves, she's been on my mind. Three years and never once has she acted interested in me. Usually, I flash a million-dollar smile and women fall to their knees, some literally. Not her. Then on the occasion that I agree to let another woman do that—fall to her knees—guess who happens to catch us? It may not be the most conventional way to get on her radar, but I didn't get this far in business without knowing when to seize an opportunity. If this sexy, little firecracker with perfectly kissable lips thinks she can blackmail me into attending her cousin's wedding, I'm going to jump at the chance to be her plus-one. You love her darker side. Now it's time to meet Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha, as she trades her renowned twists and turns for laughs and love with this sexy, new, stand-alone romance, PLUS ONE.
Author: Aleatha Romig
Publisher: Romig Works LLC
We use addition on a daily basis—yet how many of us stop to truly consider the enormous and remarkable ramifications of this mathematical activity? Summing It Up uses addition as a springboard to present a fascinating and accessible look at numbers and number theory, and how we apply beautiful numerical properties to answer math problems. Mathematicians Avner Ash and Robert Gross explore addition's most basic characteristics as well as the addition of squares and other powers before moving onward to infinite series, modular forms, and issues at the forefront of current mathematical research. Ash and Gross tailor their succinct and engaging investigations for math enthusiasts of all backgrounds. Employing college algebra, the first part of the book examines such questions as, can all positive numbers be written as a sum of four perfect squares? The second section of the book incorporates calculus and examines infinite series—long sums that can only be defined by the concept of limit, as in the example of 1+1/2+1/4+. . .=? With the help of some group theory and geometry, the third section ties together the first two parts of the book through a discussion of modular forms—the analytic functions on the upper half-plane of the complex numbers that have growth and transformation properties. Ash and Gross show how modular forms are indispensable in modern number theory, for example in the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. Appropriate for numbers novices as well as college math majors, Summing It Up delves into mathematics that will enlighten anyone fascinated by numbers.
From One Plus One to Modern Number Theory
Author: Avner Ash,Robert Gross
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Divided by day and night and on the run from authorities, star-crossed young lovers unearth a sinister conspiracy in this compelling romantic thriller. Seventeen-year-old Soleil Le Coeur is a Smudge—a night dweller prohibited by law from going out during the day. When she fakes an injury in order to get access to and kidnap her newborn niece—a day dweller, or Ray—she sets in motion a fast-paced adventure that will bring her into conflict with the powerful lawmakers who order her world, and draw her together with the boy she was destined to fall in love with, but who is also a Ray. Set in a vivid alternate reality and peopled with complex, deeply human characters on both sides of the day-night divide, Elizabeth Fama's Plus One is a brilliantly imagined drama of individual liberty and civil rights, and a fast-paced romantic adventure story.
Author: Elizabeth Fama
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Category: Young Adult Fiction
As a child, Meg always dreamed of the perfect Christmas... This year, she can make it come true for her own little boy. There will be turkey and all the trimmings, a glittering tree, and a stocking hung up by a roaring fire. Who cares if there's no devoted husband in the picture? She and Lucas will be just fine on their own. But then a chance meeting with a stranger in New York unravels everything she's planned. Will Meg finally get everything she wished for? Or will she be alone this Christmas after all?
A feel-good romance from the #1 bestselling author of My Husband's Wife
Author: Amanda Prowse
Publisher: Head of Zeus
A divorced, mother of two, Janice had tossed aside her ideas of marital bliss and become content with being on her own . . . that was until her also recently divorced pastor made it his mission to take her as his new bride. Falling in love with Rev. Bobby Love was easy, but no one prepared the couple for what came after saying, "I do," when blending two homes equated to a stepfamily of ten!With honesty, humor, and compassion, Janice R. Love recounts her experiences as a mom, stepmom, and pastor's wife in One Plus One Equals Ten: A First Lady's Survival Guide for Stepmoms. Tackling tough questions, One Plus One Equals Ten offers real life examples, faith-based inspiration, and practical tips and strategies for both new and struggling stepparents. If you are thinking about dating or planning to marry someone with children, or have already married and are having difficulty adjusting to "living-in-step," this book is for you! Includes Useful Tips and Resources:* Certified Stepfamily Coach and experience-based suggestions and strategies* Relevant and inspiring Bible verses * Over a dozen recommended references for stepparents * Additional pages for journaling and notes* And much, much more!
A First Lady's Survival Guide for Stepmoms
Author: Janice Love (R.)
Massachusetts, 1968: Marielle Morin is twenty-eight and can barely get through a children's book. Her lifelong struggle with reading and writing forced her to drop out of school when she was fourteen. Her experiences as a student in the Boston Public Schools inspire her to start an advocacy group and fight to improve education for disabled children. But she is unable to move forward from her own childhood, and her reasons for wanting to help the disabled turn out to be not as altruistic as people think. Poignant, heartbreaking, and- at times- funny, One Plus One is Two takes a look at what happens when the oppressed becomes the oppressor.
Author: Sharisse Zeroonian
Author: SOPHIA. MONEY-COUTTS
'With their father there's always a catch…' When the picture-perfect Jenson's move into her quiet neighbourhood, Freya Kiley is bothered. There's something strange about them, they seem impeccable, a world away from her large and quarrelsome family. Somehow these new neighbours effortlessly start to take up so much space in their lives. The local boys: Avery and Garrick; and Freya's brothers Syd and Declan, take this change to their world with delight. The Jenson boys, Colt and Bastian, are showered with gifts from their father Rex and their arrival has brought with it a splendid bike and playroom full of skateboards, slot cars, miniature trains, and the promise of a swimming pool by summer. The Jensons are like a family from a magazine, and Rex the hero – successful, attentive, attractive, always there to lend a hand. But Colt finds his father's presence impossible. He's unbearable and suffocating, spending money not merely to make his sons envied, but to make them enticing. Golden Boys is a compelling new novel by Sonya Hartnett, one of Australia's sharpest and edgiest writers of contemporary fiction. 'Hartnett does a wonderful job of depicting the sometimes brutal world of childhood that runs parallel to, and occasionally intersects with, the world of adults.' Books and Publishing Praise for Butterfly: 'Exquisitely written – you end up rereading sentence after sentence – and unforgettable.' Nick Hornby 'A heart-stopping representation of adolescent girlhood, as strange and riddling and true as fiction gets.' The Age 'Lucid yet beautiful, compassionate yet unflinching, enigmatic yet touching, sometimes tragic sometimes funny ... a writer at the height of her powers.' Weekend Australian 'Rich, Visceral … Hartnett's tiny domestic insights unleash a tornado of human experience.' Herald Sun
Author: Sonya Hartnett
Publisher: Penguin Group Australia