Some high school students, undercover police, and drug dealers endure a crazy night of missed meet-ups, automobile accidents, suburban house parties, frantic text-messaging, and other panic-inducing experiences in and around New York City.
Author: Peter Lerangis
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Author: Sabine Riege
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Wie Geografie Geschichte macht Weltpolitik ist auch Geopolitik. Alle Regierungen, alle Staatschefs unterliegen den Zwängen der Geographie. Berge und Ebenen, Flüsse, Meere, Wüsten setzen ihrem Entscheidungsspielraum Grenzen. Um Geschichte und Politik zu verstehen, muss man selbstverständlich die Menschen, die Ideen, die Einstellungen kennen. Aber wenn man die Geographie nicht mit einbezieht, bekommt man kein vollständiges Bild. Zum Beispiel Russland: Von den Moskauer Großfürsten über Iwan den Schrecklichen, Peter den Großen und Stalin bis hin zu Wladimir Putin sah sich jeder russische Staatschef denselben geostrategischen Problemen ausgesetzt, egal ob im Zarismus, im Kommunismus oder im kapitalistischen Nepotismus. Die meisten Häfen frieren immer noch ein halbes Jahr zu. Nicht gut für die Marine. Die nordeuropäische Tiefebene von der Nordsee bis zum Ural ist immer noch flach. Jeder kann durchmarschieren. Russland, China, die USA, Europa, Afrika, Lateinamerika, der Nahe Osten, Indien und Pakistan, Japan und Korea, die Arktis und Grönland: In zehn Kapiteln zeigt Tim Marshall, wie die Geographie die Weltpolitik beeinflusst und beeinflusst hat.
Wie sich Weltpolitik anhand von 10 Karten erklären lässt
Author: Tim Marshall
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
You order a large coffee with milk and two sugars at the drive thru, and wind up with a large black—decaf. You go to save the presentation that's taken you all week to complete—only to discover it's corrupt. Your bank slaps you with a $25 charge for overdrafting 25 cents… And all you can think is…WTF? Luckily for you, this book fills in the blanks and gives you humorous ideas for what to do when life makes them say, "what the f*#!?" Step by step, the authors take readers through inventively therapeutic, sometimes illegal, always hilarious solutions to life's many problematic situations. Whether it happens at the office or at home, out on the town or in the bedroom, life's most f*#!'ed-up situations are covered in this entertaining guide. Rather than turn lemons into lemonade, this book spits lemon juice into life's eye and gives it a good kick to the junk.
How to Survive 101 of Life's Worst F*#!-ing Situations
Author: Gregory Bergman,Anthony W. Haddad
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Dass du dieses Buch in den Händen hältst, ist ein kleines Wunder, denn als Buch war das hier nie geplant. Tinder Liebe WTF erzählt die turbulente Geschichte einer 26-jährigen Tinder-Userin und wie sie trotz (und vielleicht auch wegen) 50 durchlebter Tinder-Dates letztlich ihr Liebes- und Lebensglück fand. Was passiert mit einer Generation, die das Offline-Daten anscheinend verlernt hat? Wie verändert diese neue Welt das Menschsein und die Partnerwahl? Schaffen wir es trotz, oder gerade wegen dieser neuen Möglichkeiten glückliche Beziehungen zu führen? Mit viel Witz, Sarkasmus und Charme plaudert die Autorin aus dem Tinder-Kästchen. Taucht ein in die wahnwitzigen Facetten des Datings 2.0!
Wie Tinder meine Generation verändert
Author: Jessica Goschala
Die Geschwister Rosa, 15, und Julius, 13 Jahre, wachsen wohlbehütet in einem Vorort von Berlin auf. Eines Tages jedoch verkünden ihnen ihre Eltern, dass sie sich trennen, was den Geschwistern zunächst den Boden unter den Füßen wegreißt. Sie müssen sich nun mit der Tatsache auseinandersetzen, dass ihre gewohnte Normalität nicht mehr existiert. Nachdem sich Rosa allerdings in Fadi verliebt, dessen Vormund der neue Freund ihrer Mutter ist, und Julius sich mit dem Schulchaoten schlechthin anfreundet, merken beide, dass NORMAL wohl nur eine Frage der Perspektive ist.
Author: Nora Gregory
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Juvenile Fiction
‘The man who can really make a whole industry happen.’ Eric Schmidt, Executive Chairman of Google ‘A punchy and provocative book . . . WTF? is an insightful and heartfelt plea, daring us to reimagine a better economy and society.’ Financial Times Renowned as ‘the Oracle of Silicon Valley’, Tim O’Reilly has spent three decades exploring the world-transforming power of information technology. Now, the leading thinker of the internet age turns his eye to the future – and asks the questions that will frame the next stage of the digital revolution: · Will increased automation destroy jobs or create new opportunities? · What will the company of tomorrow look like? · Is a world dominated by algorithms to be welcomed or feared? · How can we ensure that technology serves people, rather than the other way around? · How can we all become better at mapping future trends? Tim O’Reilly’s insights create an authoritative, compelling and often surprising portrait of the world we will soon inhabit, highlighting both the many pitfalls and the enormous opportunities that lie ahead. ‘Tim O’Reilly has been at the cutting edge of the internet since it went commercial.’ New York Times ‘O’Reilly’s ability to quickly identify nascent trends is unparalleled.’ Wired
Author: Tim O'Reilly
Publisher: Random House
Category: Business & Economics
Have you ever had one of those moments when you've thought or even dared to say WTF? Welcome to my world. Over the years I have, along with friends, shared stories-the good, the bad, and the ugly. Here is a collection of some of them, each with the opportune moment in which to insert the commonly used phrase WTF. This book is not an in-depth analysis of society. It is meant to bring a smile to your face, or maybe even a chuckle. Cherish the memories you make because, at the end of the day, WTF?
Tales from the Burbs
Author: Lucia Cascioli
An-glo-phob-i-a (n): A fear of England and all things English If you are not already severely disturbed by the sight of this book and by ridiculous situations that have occurred in your life, than you must be warned that most people who read this book suffer horrendous complications from the digestion of this novel. Common side effects include confusion, Anglophobia, hysteria, corruption, development of eccentricity, finding of humor, and even death from laughter. It's best to stay away.that is, if you're content with boredom.
Author: H Leathem
Category: Juvenile Fiction
'Richly argued and brilliantly written... a deeply thoughtful analysis that should be mandatory reading for anyone seeking to understand where we have gone wrong.' Vernon Bogdanor, Financial Times As with his previous bestsellers, WHO RUNS BRITAIN? and HOW DO WE FIX THIS MESS?, in Robert Peston's WTF? he draws on his years of experience as a political, economics and business journalist to show us what has gone bad and gives us a manifesto to put at least some of it right. Framed by two letters to his father (who died earlier this year) WTF? is Robert Peston's highly personal account of what those who have ruled us for years got so badly wrong, and what we need to do to mend the terrible fractures in our society. With characteristic passion and clarity he looks at what must happen to prevent democracy being subverted by technocratic geniuses with the ability to manipulate social media, how and whether it is possible to make a success of leaving the EU, what the lessons should be of the appalling Grenfell Tower tragedy, whether robots can be stopped from taking our work, what can be done to staunch the widening gap between rich and poor, and how to raise living standards for all. WTF? is a trenchant, often entertaining account of the recent past. It is also a call to action, giving hope to all of us who believe that taking back control is not only vital, but possible.
'Richly argued and brilliantly written' - FT
Author: Robert Peston
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Political Science
Smartphones haben nicht nur unseren Alltag, sondern auch die SMS-Kommunikation revolutioniert, denn sie bieten zum Schreiben von Nachrichten zusätzlich zu unserem Alphabet ein ganzes Arsenal an bunten Smileys, Symbolen und kleinen Illustrationen: die Emojis. So ist es etwa mit einem iPhone problemlos möglich, einen ganzen Spielfilm oder das Leben Jesu als Emoji-Bildergeschichte nachzuerzählen, mit jemandem anzubändeln oder Schluss zu machen, ohne Buchstaben benutzen zu müssen, und in kleinen Bildern die ganz großen Gefühle auszudrücken. Emoji-SMS sind kreativ, voller Emotionen und manchmal verpeilt. Sie erzählen von Liebe, Angst, Sex und Suff. Eines haben aber alle 160 Emoji-Nachrichten in diesem Buch gemeinsam: Sie sind saulustig.
Emoji-Nachrichten zum LOL, ROFL und WTF
Author: Riva Verlag
Publisher: Riva Verlag
What would America look like if the liberals ultimately triumph, say by the year 2050? "WTF! This is a Liberal Utopia!" - a satire on liberalism, all the unintended consequences of this heart felt way of looking at the world around oneself, usually in the cloistered halls of academia, some government agency, some left-wing, nonprofit activist organization and, or congress. A really fantabulous glimpse at what the future holds when these magnificent, starry-eyed wonders finally come out on top! By 2050, America will have gone through some slight changes thus resulting in many really noteworthy phenomena. For one, there is no longer any need for elections: there will be a "Forever President" whose last name could be 'Castro.' Furthermore, odds are 'welfare moms' will have largely replaced small business enterprises with their monthly, government stipends; most Americans will as likely as not have never worked, because it is distinctly possible that there won't be any save for those "shovel ready jobs" the Democrats will in all likelihood keep bringing up. Gaia, Mother Earth, will have probably been rescued from the threatening effects of “Global Warming,” “Global Cooling,” and “Climate Change,” by turning to more agrarian economy where ‘maze’ is likely to be the cornerstone. For those lucky enough to own wheeled transportation, they will likely be driving around in either battery-powered, bubble cars made of styrofoam, or Latino lowriders which might look a lot like sparklers driving along the potholed highways of tomorrow. The English language will have been replaced by local, cultural colloquialisms with phonetics playing the principle role for making up words and phrases and writing them out. All this and more will be seen through the eyes of one of those liberal visionaries, an Ivy League English Professor whose name is Felix Schwartz; the narrator, the author and “the reader.” A glimpse into our wondrous future and what awaits us all when the magnificent munificents are finally given the reins to take America down that ‘Yellow Brick Road’ to their utopian, imaginary 'World of OZ.' "WTF! This is a Liberal Utopia!"
This is a Liberal Utopia!
Author: Frank B. Thompson, III
Publisher: Frank B. Thompson, III
When parents get hold of a mobile phone for the first time, the results can be hilarious.
Why Parents Should Never Text
Author: Black and White Publishing Limited
Devin Lewis is trying to piece his life together as he reels from a recent separation that is inevitably headed for divorce. As Devin tries to sort his life out, he helps his close buddies work through their own equally testy situationsBrandon finds out that his wife of fifteen years has been dabbling on the side with another woman, and Chriss picture-perfect marriage is shattered by cruel fate. The only thing certain is their friendship as the men navigate through a mirage of dating disasters, concupiscence fulfillments, comedic interludes, and serious conversations. Despite his good looks and charm, Devin realizes that starting over isnt as easy as he thought it would be. Then, when it seems as though love isnt in the cards for Devin, he finds companionship and uncanny chemistry in the least likely of places. At last, Devins new acquaintance may just bring him the peace of mind hes been longing for, or perhaps he is headed for another disappointment . . .
Author: Bolaji Tijani-Qudus
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The publisher wishes to make clear that this is not a book of knitting patterns, but a photographic collection of some of the weird and wonderful things that people have created using needles and wool. The publisher works closely with Amazon to ensure that any book search provides accurate information, and apologises if anyone has bought WFT Knits thinking its contents to be other than photographic and just for fun. An hilarious photographic collection of the weirdest knits you'll ever see! Forget scarves and bobble hats. Here are the results of some nutty knitting that will really blow your mind... For the last four years, Gabrielle Grillo has been scouring the web for the most bizarre knitted items she can find. In this hysterically funny book, she has collected the very best of her finds. From a knitted Christmas turkey cosy to woolly vomit, from burgers to a sperm fertilizing an egg - they have to be seen to be believed. This is a photographic book of fun - full of weird, wonderful and extremely messed-up knitting and crochet creations from around the globe. As you flick through, there'll be a smile on your face and one question on your lips: 'WTF were they thinking?'
Author: Gabrielle Grillo,Lucy Sweet
Publisher: Random House
We all have our off days. Why should Evolution be any different? Maybe Evolution got carried away with an idea that was just a little too crazy—like having the Regal Horned Lizard defend itself by shooting three-foot streams of blood from its eyes. Or maybe Evolution ran out of steam (Memo to Evolution: The Irrawaddy Dolphin looks like a prototype that should have been left on the drawing board). Or maybe Evolution was feeling cheeky—a fish with hands? Joke’s on you, Red Handfish! Or maybe Evolution simply goofed up: How else to explain the overgrown teeth of the babirusas that curl backward over their face? Oops. Mara Grunbaum is a very smart, very funny science writer who celebrates the best—or, really, the worst—of Evolution’s blunders. Here are more than 100 outlandish mammals, reptiles, insects, fish, birds, and other creatures whose very existence leaves us shaking our heads and muttering WTF?! Ms. Grunbaum’s especially brilliant stroke is to personify Evolution as a well-meaning but somewhat oblivious experimenter whose conversations with a skeptical narrator are hilarious. For almost 4 billion years, Evolution has produced a nonstop parade of inflatable noses, bizarre genitalia, and seriously awkward necks. What a comedian!
A Theory of Unintelligible Design
Author: Mara Grunbaum
Publisher: Workman Publishing
Human values are on the brink of collapse, rigid and dogmatic defi nitions are easily accepted without any intellectual questioning, lack of pluralism and tolerance is evident almost everywhere, ignorance is governing all areas of our existence, people are struggling to be in harmony with themselves and with the world around them. As a result one’s faith is constantly infl uenced, shaped and reshaped. WTF explores various areas where faith or a belief has impacted the way we understand the seen, the unseen, and our relationship within and outside of us. It also discusses matters both of the physical and the spiritual. This book will challenge the stereotype thinking and will open up a window of new interpretations. Every page you turn is a mountain that you will move. What is your faith made up of? Are you ready?
A New Interpretation
Author: Malik Samnani
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Young Blood, Old Magic: A No-Nonsense Approach to the Ancient Art of Reading Tarot You do not need to learn the tarot because you already know it. It is from this radical jumping off point that WTF Is Tarot breaks down the ancient art of cartomancy. This fresh, accessible and sometimes cheeky guide sheds a holistic light on how to read tarot, from the foundation of magic itself to understanding those tricky court cards to offering readings to others. In WTF Is Tarot, author and tarot reader Bakara Wintner unpacks the magic of the Major and Minor Aracana with shamanic wisdom and girl boss wit, illuminating their meaning with thoughtful anecdotes and analogies that reveal how deeply rooted these symbols already are in our everyday lives: we can feel the Moon in a howling barefoot run through Prospect Park, accept the grace of Temperance in falling in love or a divine intervention, “ghost the haters” with the Six of Swords, or identify when it’s time to let go of an ex with the Hanged Man. WTF is Tarot offers far more than a refreshingly candid tutorial on card reading. Bakara goes on to investigate the magic of crystal healing, chakras, meditation and other magical practices. This young witch offers not just a guide, but an invitation for even the most mundane Muggles to welcome magic into their lives, and for experienced wizards to rediscover it once again.
...& How Do I Do It?
Author: Bakara Wintner
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit