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ENGELSK UDGAVE. Bill Gates’ formulering af den opgave, som klimaforandringerne stiller os over for, er lige så enkel, som den er ambitiøs: Vi skal nedbringe den årlige globale udledning af drivhusgasser fra de nuværende 51 mia. tons til... nul! I denne vigtige og velunderbyggede bog fremlægger han en omfattende, praktisk – og letforståelig – plan for, hvordan verden kan nå dette mål i tide til at undgå en klimakatastrofe.Bill Gates har brugt et årti på at undersøge klimaforandringernes årsager og virkninger. Med hjælp fra eksperter inden for fysik, kemi, biologi, ingeniørvidenskab, statskundskab og økonomi har han fokuseret på, hvad der skal gøres for at standse planetens kurs mod en miljømæssig katastrofe.I bogen giver han os en skarpsynet beskrivelse af de udfordringer, vi står over for. Som teknologiudvikler har Bill Gates erfaret, hvordan ny teknologi og innovation kan forandre verden. Med afsæt i denne erfaring beskriver han de områder, hvor teknologien allerede bidrager til at reducere CO2-udledningerne, hvor og hvordan den nuværende teknologi kan bringes til at fungere mere effektivt, hvor der er brug for teknologiske gennembrud, og hvem der arbejder på disse helt nødvendige innovationer. Endelig fremlægger han en konkret, praktisk plan for at nå målet om at få CO2-udledningerne ned på nul, idet han ikke alene foreslår politiske målsætninger, som regeringer bør arbejde ud fra, men også hvad vi som enkeltpersoner kan gøre for at holde vores regeringer, vores arbejdsgivere og os selv ansvarlige i denne livsvigtige kamp for klimaet.Bill Gates gør det klart, at det ikke bliver let at få vores udledning af drivhusgasser helt ned på nul, men hvis vi følger den plan, han fremlægger her, er det faktisk et mål, der ligger inden for vores rækkevidde.
NATIONAL BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEThe searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive.A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged foodand each other.The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "e;each the other's world entire,"e; are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.ANew York TimesNotable BookOne of the Best Books of the YearThe Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post
ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARThe New York Times *; The Washington Post *; The Wall Street Journal *; NPR *; Vanity Fair *; Vogue *; Minneapolis Star Tribune *; St. Louis Post-Dispatch *; The Guardian *; O, The Oprah Magazine *; Slate *; Newsday *; Buzzfeed *; The Economist *; Newsweek *; People *; Kansas City Star *; Shelf Awareness *; Time Out New York *; Huffington Post *; Book Riot *; Refinery29 *; Bookpage *; Publishers Weekly *; KirkusWINNER OF THE KIRKUS PRIZEA MAN BOOKER PRIZE FINALISTA NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALISTA Little Life follows four college classmatesbroke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambitionas they move to New York in search of fame and fortune. While their relationships, which are tinged by addiction, success, and pride, deepen over the decades, the men are held together by their devotion to the brilliant, enigmatic Jude, a man scarred by an unspeakable childhood trauma. A hymn to brotherly bonds and a masterful depiction of love in the twenty-first century, Hanya Yanagihara's stunning novel is about the families we are born into, and those that we make for ourselves.
NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER *; NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY: NPR,The New York Times Book Review, Time, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post *; The McKinsey Business Book of the Year The full inside story of the breathtaking rise and shocking collapse of Theranos, the one-time multibillion-dollar biotech startup founded by Elizabeth Holmesnow the subject of the HBO documentary The Inventorby the prize-winning journalist who first broke the story and pursued it to the end. ';The story is even crazier than I expected, and I found myself unable to put it down once I started. This book has everything: elaborate scams, corporate intrigue, magazine cover stories, ruined family relationships, and the demise of a company once valued at nearly $10 billion.' Bill Gates In 2014, Theranos founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes was widely seen as the female Steve Jobs: a brilliant Stanford dropout whose startup ';unicorn' promised to revolutionize the medical industry with a machine that would make blood testing significantly faster and easier. Backed by investors such as Larry Ellison and Tim Draper, Theranos sold shares in a fundraising round that valued the company at more than $9 billion, putting Holmes's worth at an estimated $4.7 billion. There was just one problem: The technology didn't work. A riveting story of the biggest corporate fraud since Enron, a tale of ambition and hubris set amid the bold promises of Silicon Valley.
The most famous true crime novel of all time and one of the first non-fiction novels ever written; In Cold Blood is the bestseller that haunted its author long after he finished writing it. On November 15, 1959, in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas, four members of the Clutter family were savagely murdered by blasts from a shotgun held a few inches from their faces. There was no apparent motive for the crime, and there were almost no clues. As Truman Capote reconstructs the murder and the investigation that led to the capture, trial, and execution of the killers, he generates both mesmerizing suspense and astonishing empathy.In Cold Bloodis a work that transcends its moment, yielding poignant insights into the nature of American violence.
Nominated as one of America's best-loved novels by PBS'sThe Great American ReadOften called the greatest novel ever written, War and Peace is at once an epic of the Napoleonic Wars, a philosophical study, and a celebration of the Russian spirit. Tolstoy's genius is seen clearly in the multitude of characters in this massive chronicleall of them fully realized and equally memorable. Out of this complex narrative emerges a profound examination of the individual's place in the historical process, one that makes it clear why Thomas Mann praised Tolstoy for his Homeric powers and placed War and Peace in the same category as the Iliad: ';To read him . . . is to find one' s way home . . . to everything within us that is fundamental and sane.'
The award-winning poet reinvents a genre in a stunning work that is both a novel and a poem, both an unconventional re-creation of an ancient Greek myth and a wholly original coming-of-age story set in the present.Geryon, a young boy who is also a winged red monster, reveals the volcanic terrain of his fragile, tormented soul in an autobiography he begins at the age of five. As he grows older, Geryon escapes his abusive brother and affectionate but ineffectual mother, finding solace behind the lens of his camera and in the arms of a young man named Herakles, a cavalier drifter who leaves him at the peak of infatuation. When Herakles reappears years later, Geryon confronts again the pain of his desire and embarks on a journey that will unleash his creative imagination to its fullest extent. By turns whimsical and haunting, erudite and accessible, richly layered and deceptively simple, Autobiography of Red is a profoundly moving portrait of an artist coming to terms with the fantastic accident of who he is.A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEARNational Book Critics Circle Award Finalist "e;Anne Carson is, for me, the most exciting poet writing in English today."e; --Michael Ondaatje"e;This book is amazing--I haven't discovered any writing in years so marvelously disturbing."e; --Alice Munro"e;A profound love story . . . sensuous and funny, poignant, musical and tender."e; --The New York Times Book Review"e;A deeply odd and immensely engaging book. . . . [Carson] exposes with passionate force the mythic underlying the explosive everyday."e; --The Village Voice
The bestselling novel from the award-winning author ofWe Should All Be FeministsandDear Ijeawele. ';From one of the world's great contemporary writers comes the story of two Nigerians making their way in the U.S. and the UK, raising universal questions of race and belonging, the overseas experience for the African diaspora, and the search for identity and a home.' Barack ObamaIfemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passionfor each other and for their homeland.
Groundbreaking and comprehensive, Driven to Distraction has been a lifeline to the approximately eighteen million Americans who are thought to have ADHD. Now the bestselling book is revised and updated with current medical information for a new generation searching for answers. Through vivid stories and case histories of patientsboth adults and childrenHallowell and Ratey explore the varied forms ADHD takes, from hyperactivity to daydreaming. They dispel common myths, offer helpful coping tools, and give a thorough accounting of all treatment options as well as tips for dealing with a diagnosed child, partner, or family member. But most importantly, they focus on the positives that can come with this ';disorder'including high energy, intuitiveness, creativity, and enthusiasm.
A hilarious and heartwarming New York Times bestselling novelnow a major motion picture! ';This 48-karat beach read is crazy fun.' Entertainment WeeklyWhen New Yorker Rachel Chu agrees to spend the summer in Singapore with her boyfriend, Nicholas Young, she envisions a humble family home and quality time with the man she hopes to marry. But Nick has failed to give his girlfriend a few key details. One, that his childhood home looks like a palace; two, that he grew up riding in more private planes than cars; and three, that he just happens to be the country's most eligible bachelor. On Nick's arm, Rachel may as well have a target on her back the second she steps off the plane, and soon, her relaxed vacation turns into an obstacle course of old money, new money, nosy relatives, and scheming social climbers.
From the #1New York Timesbestselling author ofThe Handmaid's TaleOryx and Crake is at once an unforgettable love story and a compelling vision of the future. Snowman, known as Jimmy before mankind was overwhelmed by a plague, is struggling to survive in a world where he may be the last human, and mourning the loss of his best friend, Crake, and the beautiful and elusive Oryx whom they both loved. In search of answers, Snowman embarks on a journeywith the help of the green-eyed Children of Crakethrough the lush wilderness that was so recently a great city, until powerful corporations took mankind on an uncontrolled genetic engineering ride. Margaret Atwood projects us into a near future that is both all too familiar and beyond our imagining.
Four seminal plays by one of the greatest philosophers of the twentieth century. An existential portrayal of Hell in Sartre's best-known play, as well as three other brilliant, thought-provoking works: the reworking of the Electra-Orestes story, the conflict of a young intellectual torn between theory and conflict, and an arresting attack on American racism.