Even in Empire City, a town where weird science is the hope for tomorrow, it's hard for a robot to make his way. It's even harder for a robot named Mack Megaton, a hulking machine designed to bring mankind to its knees. But Mack's not interested in world domination. He's just a bot trying to get by, trying to demonstrate that he isn't just an automated smashing machine, and to earn his citizenship in the process. It should be as easy as crushing a tank for Mack, but some bots just can't catch a break. When Mack's neighbors are kidnapped, Mack sets off on a journey through the dark alleys and gleaming skyscrapers of Empire City. Along the way, he runs afoul of a talking gorilla, a brainy dame, a mutant lowlife, a little green mob boss, and the secret conspiracy at the heart of Empire's founders---not to mention more trouble than he bargained for. What started out as one missing family becomes a battle for the future of Empire and every citizen that calls her home. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
How is it possible to think new thoughts? What is creativity and can science explain it? And just how did Coleridge dream up the creatures of The Ancient Mariner? When The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms was first published, Margaret A. Boden's bold and provocative exploration of creativity broke new ground. Boden uses examples such as jazz improvisation, chess, story writing, physics, and the music of Mozart, together with computing models from the field of artificial intelligence to uncover the nature of human creativity in the arts. The second edition of The Creative Mind has been updated to include recent developments in artificial intelligence, with a new preface, introduction and conclusion by the author. It is an essential work for anyone interested in the creativity of the human mind.
Constance Verity has been saving the world since she was seven, and she’s sick of it. She sets off on one last adventure to reset her destiny and become the one thing she’s never been: ordinary. Ever since she was granted a wish at birth by her fairy godmother, Constance Verity has become the world’s great adventurer. She is a master of martial arts, a keen detective, and possesses a collection of strange artifacts. Constance has spent the past twenty-eight years saving the world, and she’s tired of it. All she wants is to work in an office and date a nice, normal guy. And she’s figured a way out. The only problem is that saving the world is Constance’s destiny. She’s great at it, and there are forces at work to make sure she stays in the job. Then again, it’s also her destiny to have a glorious death.
The Proven 10-Step Process for Breaking Your Fat Pattern
Author: Charles Platkin
Publisher: Diversion Books
Category: Health & Fitness
In the book THE AUTOMATIC DIET readers discover how to harness the power of time-tested behavior modification techniques and empower themselves to lose weight and keep it off, automatically. All successful dieters share a common “secret” to consistently maintain their weight. The secret is that they do not have to think about what they are doing. Their food choices are instinctual and they already know what to eat when faced with the disastrous dieting situations we all encounter in everyday life. Whether it’s a cocktail party, on an airplane, or at an Italian restaurant, they know to react and choose wisely. THE AUTOMATIC DIET takes you step-by-step through a process of self-analysis, as well as powerful techniques based on practical steps that you can put to work immediately. This easy, accessible process will lead you to an understanding of your own patterns of success and failure in managing your weight. Platkin then guides you to understand your own motivations, and how you can use this knowledge to overcome self-defeating habits with positive behaviors you can sustain for a lifetime. THE AUTOMATIC DIET is founded on the principle of "automaticity". Automaticity is a psychological term used to describe the unconscious way in which we make choices for our daily behaviors. Activities like setting an alarm clock at night, putting on shoes before you leave the house, buckling your seat belt when you get in a car, and remembering how to drive to the office – these activities do not require much thought, we just do them. If we consciously thought about each decision that we make, we would be exhausted at the end of a day. Through automaticity, we unconsciously automate some of our routine processes. While automaticity has been working against you and your weight loss goals for years, THE AUTOMATIC DIET will show you how to redirect your knee-jerk impulses so they can work in your favor!