Books published by Wildfire at best prices | Best of Wildfire (13 books)

You Look Like a Thing and I Love You

You Look Like a Thing and I Love You

AI is everywhere. It powers the autocorrect function of your iPhone, helps Google Translate understand the complexity of language, and interprets your behaviour to decide which of your friends' Facebook posts you most want to see. In the coming years, it'll perform medical diagnoses and drive your car - and maybe even help our authors write the first lines of their novels. But how does it actually work?

Scientist and engineer, Janelle Shane, is the go-to contributor about computer science for the New York Times, Slate, and the New Yorker. Through her hilarious experiments, real-world examples, and illuminating cartoons, she explains how AI understands our world, and what it gets wrong. More than just a working knowledge of AI, she hands readers the tools to be skeptical about claims of a smarter future.

A comprehensive study of the cutting-edge technology that will soon power our world, You Look Like a Thing and I Love You is an accessible and hilarious exploration of the future of technology and society. It's Astrophysics for People In a Hurry meets Thing Explainer: an approachable guide to a fascinating scientific topic, presented with clarity, levity, and brevity by an expert in the field with a powerful and growing platform.

Rs. 1133.0

FORTNITE Official: Outfits: The Collectors' Edition (Official Fortnite Books)

FORTNITE Official: Outfits: The Collectors' Edition (Official Fortnite Books)

From the fun to the fearsome, discover the best Outfits in the ONLY official collector's guide from Epic Games, including exclusive concept art and insights from legendary gamers and featuring the authentic Fortnite holographic seal.

What do you have in your locker? Keep track of your Outfits and find new favorites in the only official collector's guide from Epic Games! Whether you choose to be Wild Card or Whiplash, Beef Boss or Burnout, your look says a lot about you. Take one last look in the mirror and LET'S GO!

KEEP TRACK OF YOUR FAVORITES: Look back on Fortnite's most popular Outfits and make note of the rare ones you might have missed in the first seven seasons!

PEEK BEHIND THE SCENES: Learn the stories behind your favorite Outfits and admire Epic's exclusive concept art!

HEAR FROM THE LEGENDS THEMSELVES: Find out what well-known gamers think of your favorite Outfits.

BE COOL AND CUSTOMIZE: Discover all of the contrails, gliders, harvesting tools, and back bling you need to complete your look!

Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Rivalry That Unravelled the Middle East

Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Rivalry That Unravelled the Middle East

A timely and unprecedented examination of how the modern Middle East unravelled, and why it started with the pivotal year of 1979

'What happened to us?'

For decades, the question has haunted the Arab and Muslim world, heard across Iran and Syria, Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, and in the author's home country of Lebanon. Was it always so? When did the extremism, intolerance and bloodletting of today displace the region's cultural promise and diversity?

In Black Wave, award-winning journalist and author Kim Ghattas argues that the turning point in the modern history of the Middle East can be located in the toxic confluence of three major events in 1979: the Iranian revolution; the siege of the Holy Mosque in Mecca; and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Before this year, Saudi Arabia and Iran had been working allies and twin pillars of US strategy in the region - but the radical legacy of these events made them mortal enemies, unleashing a process that transformed culture, society, religion and geopolitics across the region for decades to come.

Drawing on a sweeping cast of characters across seven countries over forty years, Ghattas demonstrates how this rivalry for religious and cultural supremacy has fed intolerance, suppressed cultural expression, encouraged sectarian violence, birthed groups like Hezbollah and ISIS and, ultimately, upended the lives of millions. At once bold and intimate, Black Wave is a remarkable and engrossing story of the Middle East as it has never been told before.

Strange Planet: The Comic Sensation of the Year

Strange Planet: The Comic Sensation of the Year

Based on the phenomenally popular Instagram comic, a hilariously perceptive and hugely addictive look at an alien world not unlike our own

From the mind of New York Times-bestselling author Nathan W. Pyle comes an adorable and profound universe in pink, blue, green, and purple. Since launching on Instagram in Feb 2019, Strange Planet has become a viral sensation - and this book, based on the side-splitting Instagram comic - covers a full life cycle of the alien planet's inhabitants, including milestones such as:

The Emergence Day
Being Gains a Sibling
The Being Family Attains a Beast
The Formal Education of a Being
Celebration of Special Days
Being Begins a Vocation
The Beings at Home
Health Status of a Being
The Hobbies of a Being
The Extended Family of the Being
The Being Reflects on Life While Watching the Planet Rotate

With dozens of never-before-seen illustrations in addition to old favorites, Strange Planet offers a sweet and hilarious look at a distant world not all that unlike our own.

Truth: A Brief History of Total Bullsh*t

Truth: A Brief History of Total Bullsh*t

'TOM PHILLIPS IS A VERY CLEVER, VERY FUNNY MAN' Greg Jenner

This is a book about TRUTH - and all the ingenious ways, throughout history, that we've managed to avoid it.

We live in a 'post-truth' age, we're told. The US has a president who openly lies on a daily basis (or who doesn't even know what's true, and doesn't care). The internet has turned our everyday lives into a misinformation battleground. People don't trust experts any more.

But was there ever really a golden age of truth-telling? As the editor of the UK's leading independent fact-checker, Tom Phillips deals with complete bollocks every day. Here, he tells the hilarious story of how we humans have spent history lying to each other - and ourselves - and asks an important question: how can humanity move towards a truthier future?

PRAISE FOR HUMANS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HOW WE F*CKED IT ALL UP:

'This book is brilliant. Utterly, utterly brilliant' Jeremy Clarkson, author of The World According to Clarkson

'F*cking brilliant' Sarah Knight, author of The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck

'Very funny' Mark Watson, author of Eleven

'In dark times, it's reassuring to learn that we've always been a bunch of clueless f*cking nitwits' Stuart Heritage, author of Don't Be a Dick, Pete

'A light-touch history of moments when humans have got it spectacularly wrong... Both readable and entertaining' Telegraph

FORTNITE Official: How to Draw (Official Fortnite Books)

FORTNITE Official: How to Draw (Official Fortnite Books)

Draw your favorite Outfits, vehicles, weapons, and more with Epic Games' ONLY official how to draw book including tips to make your sketches as epic as your in-game achievements and featuring the authentic Fortnite holographic seal.

Learn how to draw 35 of the games most popular icons-including Outfits, weapons, building materials, and vehicles. In easy-to-follow stages, you'll go step-by-step from rough sketch to detailed finish.

INCLUDES:

· 16 iconic Outfits
· 8 fearsome weapons
· The craziest in-game vehicles
· Drawing guide
· Top art tips, including advanced shading and texture techniques

Whether you're a complete novice or an experienced artist, this book will inspire you to pick up a pencil and get sketching! LET'S GO!

Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 2019

Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 2019

Winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction

'At heart a David and Goliath story fit for the movies ... [A] valuable, discomforting book' The New York Times Book Review

Seven years in the making, Amity and Prosperity tells the story of the energy boom's impact on a small town at the edge of Appalachia and of one woman's transformation from a struggling single parent to an unlikely activist.

Stacey Haney is a local nurse working hard to raise two kids and keep up her small farm when the fracking boom comes to her hometown of Amity, Pennsylvania. Intrigued by reports of lucrative natural gas leases in her neighbours' mailboxes, she strikes a deal with a Texas-based energy company. Soon trucks begin rumbling past her small farm, a fenced-off drill site rises on an adjacent hilltop, and domestic animals and pets start to die. When mysterious sicknesses begin to afflict her children, she appeals to the company for help. Its representatives insist that nothing is wrong.

Alarmed by her children's illnesses, Haney joins with neighbours and a committed husband-and-wife legal team to investigate what's really in the water and air. Against local opposition, Haney and her allies doggedly pursue their case in court and begin to expose the damage that's being done to the land her family has lived on for centuries.

Drawing on seven years of immersive reporting, prizewinning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold reveals what happens when an imperilled town faces a crisis of values, and a family wagers everything on an improbable quest for justice.

FORTNITE Official: The Battle Royale Survival Guide

FORTNITE Official: The Battle Royale Survival Guide

The OFFICIAL Battle Royale Survival Guide from Epic Games, creators of FORTNITE, the BIGGEST gaming brand in the world. Includes all the top tips and tricks you'll need to dominate Battle Royale!

From basic gameplay to more advanced maneuvers, this handbook lists all the essential tips and tricks you need to become the last player standing. Immerse yourself in island walk-throughs, weapons rundowns, combat hacks, building guides, team tactics, and more. Featuring:

FULL ISLAND GUIDE

All the key places to land and loot--and how to get around the island with ease

SNEAKY SURVIVAL TACTICS

Smart ways to use the Storm to your benefit, top tips for building your way out of trouble, and the outfit options that offer the best camouflage

HOW TO FIGHT BETTER AND SMARTER

Crazy and creative ideas for using game elements to your advantage, whether playing solo or in a team

Rs. 461.23

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

'This is Bill McKibben at his glorious best. Wise and warning, with everything on the line. Do not miss it' Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine

Thirty years ago, Bill McKibben wrote The End of Nature, the first book that alerted us to the dangers of climate change. Falter is a new call to arms, to save not only our planet but our very souls as well.

Over tens of thousands of years, through the harnessing of nature, the development of civilization, and the application of new technologies, human beings have created the world we live in. But as McKibben points out in this provocative and sobering look at the world today, we are fast approaching a tipping point, putting into question the viability of humanity itself.

McKibben argues that we have failed to recognize how individual actions often operated against our collective interest, and as a result we now face three daunting challenges - to adjust to a new life on a broken planet, to fight the hyper-individualism that now animates government and business; and to reverse the ways that technology is bleaching out the variety of human existence. He asks if we still retain the tools and social capital to fight these larger forces - and if we are willing to make the effort.

The Deep: The Hidden Wonders of Our Oceans and How We Can Protect Them

The Deep: The Hidden Wonders of Our Oceans and How We Can Protect Them

Fewer people have been to the deepest part of the ocean than have been to the moon. Even now, the vast majority of this wilderness - which covers over 70% of the planet and forms its largest ecosystem - has never been seen by human eyes, let alone explored or investigated by scientists. Yet our oceans contain perhaps 90% of all life, and the physical and biological processes within it are critical to supporting our existence on Earth.

Professor Alex Rogers has spent the past 30 years studying life in the deep ocean. In this book, he takes us on an epic and utterly unforgettable voyage to an alien world, and brings us right to the edge of what is known about our oceans today. Introducing us to glittering coral gardens, submarine mountains and a range of bizarre and breathtaking sea creatures, many of which he discovered first-hand, Rogers not only illustrates the ocean's enormous and untold impact on our lives, but also shows how we are damaging it catastrophically through pollution, overfishing, and the insidious and global effects of climate change.

Imbued with the author's infectious sense of wonder, and replete with stunning photography of underwater life, The Deep is a magisterial study of a world we are only just beginning to understand - and a profoundly hopeful call to arms for us to reshape our relationship with it, before it is too late.

Rs. 687.14

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

'This is Bill McKibben at his glorious best. Wise and warning, with everything on the line. Do not miss it' Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything and The Shock Doctrine

Thirty years ago, Bill McKibben wrote The End of Nature, the first book that alerted us to the dangers of climate change. Falter is a new call to arms, to save not only our planet but our very souls as well.

Over tens of thousands of years, through the harnessing of nature, the development of civilization, and the application of new technologies, human beings have created the World we live in. But as McKibben points out in this provocative and sobering look at the World today, we are fast approaching a tipping point, putting into question the viability of humanity itself.

McKibben argues that we have failed to recognize how individual actions often operated against our collective interest, and as a result we now Face three daunting challenges - to adjust to a new life on a broken planet, to fight the hyper-individualism that now animates Government and business; and to reverse the ways that Technology is bleaching out the variety of human existence. He asks if we still retain the Tools and social capital to fight these larger forces - and if we are willing to make the effort.

Rs. 1542.0

Humans: A Brief History of How We F**ked It All Up

Humans: A Brief History of How We F**ked It All Up

An exhilarating journey through the most creative and catastrophic f**k ups in human history, from our very first ancestor falling out of that tree, to the most spectacular fails of the present day. Perfect for Fans of Sarah Knight and Giles Milton. This is HUMANS. In the seventy thousand years that modern human beings have walked this earth, we've come a long way. Art, science, culture, trade - on the evolutionary Food chain, we're real winners. But, frankly, it's not exactly been plain Sailing and sometimes - just occasionally - we've managed to really, truly, quite unbelievably f**k things up. From Chairman Mao's Four Pests Campaign, to the sinking of the Titanic, from the American Dustbowl, to the world's leading superpower electing a reality TV mogul as President it's pretty safe to say that, as a species, we haven't exactly grown wiser with age. So, next Time you think you've really f**ked up, this book will remind you: it could be so much worse.

Apollo

Apollo

Explore the iconic Apollo space missions and moon landings through these stunning infographics and data visualisations. If you like space, this book is for you. The Apollo Program ran from 1961 until 1972 and marks one of the greatest accomplishments in all of human endeavour - man Walking on the moon. On 20th July 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin achieved this most remarkable feat, becoming the first humans to visit another celestial body. Apollo is an extraordinary visual History of the story of this iconic space programme, based on recently released NASA data about the various missions of that name. Using beautifully designed infographics, Apollo takes us through all the astonishing facts and figures, as well as some quirky little-known details and gives us a detailed and elegant History of the seventeen missions which saw twelve humans step on the surface of the moon. Apollo gives us an insight in to the incredible individuals who made that journey.

Books published by Wildfire at best prices | Best of Wildfire (13 books)

Books published by Wildfire at best prices | Best of Wildfire (13 books) Price
You Look Like a Thing and I Love You Rs. 1133.0
FORTNITE Official: Outfits: The Collectors' Edition (Official Fortnite Books)
Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Rivalry That Unravelled the Middle East Rs. 782.0
Strange Planet: The Comic Sensation of the Year
Truth: A Brief History of Total Bullsh*t Rs. 403.0
FORTNITE Official: How to Draw (Official Fortnite Books) Rs. 593.0
Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America - Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Non-Fiction 2019 Rs. 526.0
FORTNITE Official: The Battle Royale Survival Guide Rs. 461.23
Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? Rs. 524.0
The Deep: The Hidden Wonders of Our Oceans and How We Can Protect Them Rs. 687.14
Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? Rs. 1542.0
Humans: A Brief History of How We F**ked It All Up Rs. 323.0
Apollo Rs. 909.0

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