ORIGIN by Dan Brown

Origin: A Novel by Dan Brown, No. 1 bestselling book of New York Times Best Sellers. After reconnecting with one of his first students, who is now a billionaire futurist, symbology professor Robert Langdon must go on a perilous quest with a beautiful museum director.

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Origin: A Novel

by: Dan Brown
No. 1 Best Seller on Friday, October 13, 2017.
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Whoever You Are. 
Whatever You Believe. 
Everything Is About To Change. 

The stunningly inventive new novel from the world’s most popular thriller writer

 
Bilbao, Spain
 
Robert Langdon, Harvard professor of symbology and religious iconology, arrives at the ultramodern Guggenheim Museum Bilbao to attend a major announcement—the unveiling of a discovery that “will change the face of science forever.” The evening’s host is Edmond Kirsch, a forty-year-old billionaire and futurist whose dazzling high-tech inventions and audacious predictions have made him a renowned global figure. Kirsch, who was one of Langdon’s first students at Harvard two decades earlier, is about to reveal an astonishing breakthrough . . . one that will answer two of the fundamental questions of human existence.
     As the event begins, Langdon and several hundred guests find themselves captivated by an utterly original presentation, which Langdon realizes will be far more controversial than he ever imagined. But the meticulously orchestrated evening suddenly erupts into chaos, and Kirsch’s precious discovery teeters on the brink of being lost forever. Reeling and facing an imminent threat, Langdon is forced into a desperate bid to escape Bilbao. With him is Ambra Vidal, the elegant museum director who worked with Kirsch to stage the provocative event. Together they flee to Barcelona on a perilous quest to locate a cryptic password that will unlock Kirsch’s secret.
     Navigating the dark corridors of hidden history and extreme religion, Langdon and Vidal must evade a tormented enemy whose all-knowing power seems to emanate from Spain’s Royal Palace itself . . . and who will stop at nothing to silence Edmond Kirsch. On a trail marked by modern art and enigmatic symbols, Langdon and Vidal uncover clues that ultimately bring them face-to-face with Kirsch’s shocking discovery . . . and the breathtaking truth that has long eluded us.
 
Origin is stunningly inventive—Dan Brown’s most brilliant and entertaining novel to date.

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1. Origen (En espanol) (Spanish Edition)

by: Dan Brown
Release date: Oct 03, 2017
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Quienquiera que seas.
Creas lo que creas.
Todo está a punto de cambiar.
 
La asombrosa y sorprendente nueva novela de autor de suspense más popular del mundo.

Bilbao, España

Robert Langdon, profesor de simbología e iconografía religiosa de Harvard, llega al ultramoderno Museo Guggenheim Bilbao para presenciar un importante anuncio —la revelación de un descubrimiento que “cambiará la historia de la ciencia para siempre”. El anfitrión del evento esa noche es Edmond Kirsch, un billonario y futurista de cuarenta años cuyos deslumbrantes inventos tecnológicos y audaces predicciones lo han convertido en una figura de renombre a nivel mundial. Kirsch, quien hace dos décadas fue uno de los primeros alumnos de Langdon en Harvard, está a punto de revelar un asombroso hallazgo… que dará la respuesta a dos preguntas fundamentales de la existencia humana.

Tras el comienzo del evento, Langdon y cientos de invitados se encuentran cautivados por una presentación totalmente original, que  —Langdon luego comprenderá— será mucho más polémica de lo que jamás se imaginó. Pero la función, que ha sido meticulosamente orquestada, de pronto irrumpe en caos y el valioso descubrimiento de Kirsch está al borde de ser perdido para siempre. Frente a una inminente amenaza, Langdon se ve obligado a escapar desesperadamente de Bilbao. A su lado está Ambra Vidal, la elegante directora del museo que trabajó con Kirsch en la organización del provocativo evento. Juntos huyen a Barcelona y emprenden la peligrosa búsqueda de la clave encriptada que revelará el secreto de Kirsch.

A través de los oscuros pasillos de la historia oculta y la religión extrema, Langdon y Vidal deben eludir a un atormentado enemigo cuyo interminable poder parece emanar del propio Palacio Real de España… No se detendrá ante nada para silenciar a Edmond Kirsch. En un recorrido marcado por el arte moderno y los símbolos enigmáticos, Langdon y Vidal descubrirán pistas que finalmente los pondrán cara a cara con el sorprendente descubrimiento de Kirsch… y la asombrosa verdad que nos ha eludido a todos desde hace mucho tiempo.
 
Origen es la novela más brillante y entretenida de Dan Brown hasta la fecha.

2. Inferno (Robert Langdon)

by: Dan Brown
Release date: May 06, 2014
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#1 WORLDWIDE BESTSELLER

Harvard professor of symbology Robert Langdon awakens in an Italian hospital, disoriented and with no recollection of the past thirty-six hours, including the origin of the macabre object hidden in his belongings. With a relentless female assassin trailing them through Florence, he and his resourceful doctor, Sienna Brooks, are forced to flee. Embarking on a harrowing journey, they must unravel a series of codes, which are the work of a brilliant scientist whose obsession with the end of the world is matched only by his passion for one of the most influential masterpieces ever written, Dante Alighieri’s The Inferno
 
Dan Brown has raised the bar yet again, combining classical Italian art, history, and literature with cutting-edge science in this sumptuously entertaining thriller.

3. The Lost Symbol

by: Dan Brown
Release date: May 01, 2012
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Famed Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon answers an unexpected summons to appear at the U.S. Capitol Building. His planned lecture is interrupted when a disturbing object—artfully encoded with five symbols—is discovered in the building. Langdon recognizes in the find an ancient invitation into a lost world of esoteric, potentially dangerous wisdom. When his mentor Peter Solomon—a longstanding Mason and beloved philanthropist—is kidnapped, Langdon realizes that the only way to save Solomon is to accept the mystical invitation and plunge headlong into a clandestine world of Masonic secrets, hidden history, and one inconceivable truth . . . all under the watchful eye of Dan Brown’s most terrifying villain to date. Set within the hidden chambers, tunnels, and temples of Washington, D.C., The Lost Symbol is an intelligent, lightning-paced story with surprises at every turn–Brown’s most exciting novel yet.

4. The Da Vinci Code

by: Dan Brown
Release date: Mar 31, 2009
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PREMIUM MASS MARKET EDITION

 

#1 Worldwide Bestseller—More Than 80 Million Copies Sold

 

As millions of readers around the globe have already discovered, The Da Vinci Code is a reading experience unlike any other. Simultaneously lightning-paced, intelligent, and intricately layered with remarkable research and detail, Dan Brown’s novel is a thrilling masterpiece—from its opening pages to its stunning conclusion.

5. Pencil Me In: The Business Drawing Book for People Who Can’t Draw

by: Christina R WodtkeMichel VranaAmelie SarrazinAleksandra MicekTaylor ReeseDan BrownDaniel CookKate RutterEva-Lotta LammMatthew MagainSunni BrownCristina NegrutDaryl Meier FahrniMarc BourguignonLaura KleinDavid GrayMelissa KimMike RohdeBrian GulassaAndrew ReidRolf Faste
Release date: Sep 27, 2017
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Want to get better in business? Learn how to draw. There’s no faster, cheaper prototype in the world than a sketch on a sheet of paper. What’s unclear in words is suddenly crystal clear in a sketch, and you—and your team—can tackle problems in entirely new ways. Play around with ideas. Document your process. Think on paper. Visual thinking brings a whole new power to work. Think you can’t draw? Don’t worry! The simplest sketches are the most effective at communication and problem solving, so you can begin drawing in less time than your average coffee break. Pictures and visual communication harken back to the stone age for good reason–they’re natural, they’re quick, and they work. And they’ll work for you. If you’re looking for the next tool to help you solve your hardest (and most interesting) challenges at work, try a paper and pencil. This book teaches you how to use them well–and have a bit of fun along the way. With contributions from Amelie Sarrazin, Aleksandra Micek, Taylor Reese, Dan Brown, Daniel Cook, Kate Rutter, Eva-Lotta Lamm, Matthew Magain, Sunni Brown, Cristina Negrut, Daryl Meier Fahrni, Marc Bourguignon, Laura Klein, David Gray, Melissa Kim, Mike Rohde, Brian Gulassa, Andrew Reid, Rolf Faste, Raph Koster, Stone Librande, Robin Hunicke, Alicia Loring, Erin Malone, Stephen P. Anderson, Giorgia Lupi, Alex Osterwalder, Noelle Stransky, James Young, and Dan Roam.

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“Absorbing, painlessly educational, and a great deal of fun.” —The Washington Post

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No. 1 Best Seller on Friday, September 8, 2017.
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When a mysterious figure appears in Three Pines one cold November day, Armand Gamache and the rest of the villagers are at first curious. Then wary. Through rain and sleet, the figure stands unmoving, staring ahead.

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