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Aging Storm Clouds

Aging Storm Clouds [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1640823689
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
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His mother's neck broke while he vaguely watched . . . The ocean that was once a blanket for the village, smothered the village and killed her sister . . . And both wind up in a school that seemingly has the motto "From savage to civilized."HotahOften getting pneumonias and being conceived by rape, Hotah lived in a Hopi village with his great-grandmother deep in her nineties but said, "The hell with a walking stick." His whol

The Carpathian Interlude

The Carpathian Interlude [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1988309107
Author: Adam Alexander Haviaras
Publisher: Adam Alexander Haviaras
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The Carpathian Interlude by Adam Alexander Haviaras Book Resume:

3 gripping historical horror novellas that will throw you head-first into battle on the edge of the Roman Empire. **From Bestselling Historical Fantasy Author, Adam Alexander Haviaras** With this special box set you also get a glossary of Latin words, and a new, alternate ending, not available anywhere else! Only when fear is at its most intense can true heroism come into the light... For ages, an ancient evil has been harboured in the heart of the Carpathian Mountains, an enemy of the god Mithras, Lord of Light. In A.D. 9, when three of the Emperor Augustus’ legions are slaughtered in the forests of Germania, it becomes evident to a small group of experienced veterans that something more sinister than the rebellious German tribes is responsible for the massacre. It falls to Gaius Justus Vitalis and a few warriors favoured by Mithras to hunt down and destroy the forces of undead spurred on by this ancient evil. Summoning all of their courage, they must wade through horror and rivers of blood to bring Mithras’ light into the darkness, or else see the destruction of Rome, the Empire, and all they hold dear. The adventure begins with the appearance of a young refugee beneath the walls of a distant legionary base... To find out more about the world of the Carpathian Interlude trilogy, and to learn more about ancient history and religion, go to

New Dark Age

New Dark Age [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 178663550X
Author: James Bridle
Publisher: Verso Books
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New Dark Age by James Bridle Book Resume:

“New Dark Age is among the most unsettling and illuminating books I’ve read about the Internet, which is to say that it is among the most unsettling and illuminating books I’ve read about contemporary life.” – New Yorker As the world around us increases in technological complexity, our understanding of it diminishes. Underlying this trend is a single idea: the belief that our existence is understandable through computation, and more data is enough to help us build a better world. In reality, we are lost in a sea of information, increasingly divided by fundamentalism, simplistic narratives, conspiracy theories, and post-factual politics. Meanwhile, those in power use our lack of understanding to further their own interests. Despite the apparent accessibility of information, we’re living in a new Dark Age. From rogue financial systems to shopping algorithms, from artificial intelligence to state secrecy, we no longer understand how our world is governed or presented to us. The media is filled with unverifiable speculation, much of it generated by anonymous software, while companies dominate their employees through surveillance and the threat of automation. In his brilliant new work, leading artist and writer James Bridle surveys the history of art, technology, and information systems, and reveals the dark clouds that gather over our dreams of the digital sublime.

Defender of the Realm 2: Dark Age

Defender of the Realm 2: Dark Age [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1407180576
Author: Mark Huckerby
Publisher: Scholastic UK
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Defender of the Realm 2: Dark Age by Mark Huckerby Book Resume:

After the great battle at King Alfie's coronation, the nation thinks it's seen the last of the Black Dragon. But when a band of undead Vikings appears, Alfie, Hayley and the rest of the Yeoman Warders must prepare for the epic battle that's brewing.

Sensational After 60

Sensational After 60 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1603747486
Author: Shirley Mitchell
Publisher: Whitaker House
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Sensational After 60 by Shirley Mitchell Book Resume:

Your career is nearing its end. Your grandchildren are leaving home. Health challenges are affecting some of your closest relationships. It's the aging thing-the dreaded "A" word. If you find yourself dreading any more candles on your birthday cake, take some tips from Shirley Mitchell. Teaching people how to live sensational lives after 60 is her passion. She's succeeded at it, and so can you! Shirley addresses a host of important issues, from medical concerns to coping with the loss of a spouse. Learn how to embrace challenges like... Grandparenting; Nutrition and health choices; -Unexpected opportunities and challenges; The end of a marriage; Finances. Most of all, you will learn that your future is immeasurably bright. Your best years may still be ahead of you!

Storm Cloud

Storm Cloud [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0994133243
Author: Darusha Wehm
Publisher: in potentia press
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Storm Cloud by Darusha Wehm Book Resume:

Tropical adventures. A rag-tag sailing crew. Running off-grid data servers? Sounds legit. Devi Jones is halfway though her internship for Really Remote Desktop, a cloud data storage company that keeps their servers in odd places, like the bilge of the sailing vessel Byte Bucket. Devi is finally learning the ropes; she’s starting to make sense of the crew, the boat, her job. But she’s about to learn the hardest lesson of the sea — that you aren’t in control when the storm hits.

How Do Tornadoes Form?

How Do Tornadoes Form? [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 154359610X
Author: Suzanne Buckingham Slade
Publisher: Capstone
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How Do Tornadoes Form? by Suzanne Buckingham Slade Book Resume:

What is the coldest place on Earth? How many kinds of clouds are there? Why do rainbows form? You've got questions about weather, and Kids' Questions has answers!

Age Of Bipeds

Age Of Bipeds [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Seth Fentress
Publisher: Seth Fentress
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Age Of Bipeds by Seth Fentress Book Resume:

Sai-Locked is the first novel in the epic scifi book series Age Of Bipeds. Our story begins 100 years after the Bipedal Event of 2065. The Earth has spent the past century adjusting to dozens of new mammalian races, faster than light travel, and the various other cans of worms that exploded open upon the creation of the first true artificial superintelligence. One day, while sifting through an abandoned warehouse in space, Winston, a punk canine biped, discovers Grant, a programmer from New York who’s been cryogenically frozen since the 2030s. Together they hang out in Winston’s spaceship, talk philosophy, and eat donuts. There may also be a nunchaku-wielding mech, quantum-encrypted blackholes, and a French nihilist deer or two sprinkled in along their journey.

The First Scottish Enlightenment

The First Scottish Enlightenment [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0192537598
Author: Kelsey Jackson Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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The First Scottish Enlightenment by Kelsey Jackson Williams Book Resume:

Traditional accounts of the Scottish Enlightenment present the half-century or so before 1750 as, at best, a not-yet fully realised precursor to the era of Hume and Smith, at worst, a period of superstition and religious bigotry. This is the first book-length study to systematically challenge that notion. Instead, it argues that the era between approximately 1680 and 1745 was a 'First' Scottish Enlightenment, part of the continent-wide phenomenon of early Enlightenment and led by the Jacobites, Episcopalians, and Catholics of north-eastern Scotland. It makes this argument through an intensive study of the dramatic changes in historiographical practice which took place in Scotland during this era, showing how the documentary scholarship of Jean Mabillon and the Maurists was eagerly received and rapidly developed in Scottish historical circles, resulting in the wholesale demolition of the older, Humanist myths of Scottish origins and their replacement with the foundations of our modern understanding of early Scottish history. This volume accordingly challenges many of the truisms surrounding seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Scottish history, pushing back against notions of pre-Enlightenment Scotland as backward, insular, and intellectually impoverished and mapping a richly polymathic, erudite, and transnational web of scholars, readers, and polemicists. It highlights the enduring cultural links with France and argues for the central importance of Scotland's two principal religious minorities—Episcopalians and Catholics—in the growth of Enlightenment thinking. As such, it makes a major intervention in the intellectual and cultural histories of Scotland, early modern Europe, and the Enlightenment itself.

The Age of Voltaire

The Age of Voltaire [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1451647662
Author: Will Durant,Ariel Durant
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Age of Voltaire by Will Durant,Ariel Durant Book Resume:

The Story of Civilization, Volume IX: A history of civilization in Western Europe from 1715 to 1756, with special emphasis on the conflict between religion and philosophy. This is the ninth volume of the classic, Pulitzer Prize-winning series.

The Age of Alexander

The Age of Alexander [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0141970383
Author: Plutarch
Publisher: Penguin UK
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The Age of Alexander by Plutarch Book Resume:

Plutarch's parallel biographies of the great men in Greek and Roman history are cornerstones of European literature, drawn on by writers and statesmen since the Renaissance, most notably by Shakespeare. This selection provides intimate glimpses into the lives of these men, depicting, as he put it, 'those actions which illuminate the workings of the soul'. We learn why the mild Artaxerxes forced the killer of his usurping brother to undergo the horrific 'death of two boats'; why the noble Dion repeatedly risked his life for the ungrateful mobs of Syracuse; why Demosthenes delivered a funeral oration for the soldiers he had deserted in battle; and why Alexander, the most enigmatic of tyrants, self-destructed after conquering half the world.

The Family Tree of Jesus

The Family Tree of Jesus [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1475977271
Author: Curt D. Baker
Publisher: iUniverse
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The Family Tree of Jesus by Curt D. Baker Book Resume:

Are the Old and New Testament accounts of Jesus’ lineage contradictory or complimentary? Is the family tree of Jesus a calendar, and what may it tell us about our own generation? Why was Adam old at 900, Abraham old at 150, and David an old man at only 70? How long is a Biblical “generation”, and exactly when was Jesus born? Is there historical proof of Jesus’ resurrection? “The Family Tree of Jesus” explores these questions, and much more. Within these pages: Astonishing facts and numerical properties about the lineage of Jesus. Historical and archaeological proofs that substantiate the Bible’s accuracy. Biographies of over 150 real men and women in Jesus’ genealogy all the way back to Adam. Irrefutable evidence that Jesus of Nazareth was exactly Who He claimed to be according to the prophecies concerning Him -- the Messiah Whose coming was predicted 40 centuries before His birth. “The Family Tree of Jesus” is a 4000-year journey of discovery: The master list that leads to the Master

COMING OF AGE COLLECTION - Martha Finley Edition (Timeless Children Classics For Young Girls)

COMING OF AGE COLLECTION - Martha Finley Edition (Timeless Children Classics For Young Girls) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8075832337
Author: Martha Finley
Publisher: Musaicum Books
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COMING OF AGE COLLECTION - Martha Finley Edition (Timeless Children Classics For Young Girls) by Martha Finley Book Resume:

This unique collection of Martha Finley's most beloved children & young adult books has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Elsie Dinsmore Series Elsie Dinsmore Elsie's Holidays at Roselands Elsie's Girlhood Elsie's Womanhood Elsie's Motherhood Elsie's Children Elsie's Widowhood Grandmother Elsie Elsie's New Relations Elsie at Nantucket Two Elsies Elsie's Kith and Kin Elsie's Friends at Woodburn Christmas with Grandma Elsie Elsie and the Raymonds Elsie Yachting with the Raymonds Elsie's Vacation Elsie at Viamede Elsie at Ion Elsie at the World's Fair Elsie's Journey on Inland Waters Elsie at Home Elsie on the Hudson Elsie in the South Elsie's Young Folks in Peace and War Elsie's Winter Trip Elsie and Her Loved Ones Elsie and Her Namesakes Mildred Keith Series Mildred Keith Mildred at Roselands Mildred and Elsie Mildred's Married Life, and a Winter with Elsie Dinsmore Mildred at Home: With Something About Her Relatives and Friends Mildred's Boys and Girls Mildred's New Daughter Other Novels Edith's Sacrifice Ella Clinton Signing the Contract and What it Cost The Thorn in the Nest The Tragedy of Wild River Valley Martha Finley (1828-1909) was a teacher and author of numerous works, the most well-known being the 28 volume Elsie Dinsmore series which was published over a span of 38 years.

Pleasures of Old Age

Pleasures of Old Age [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 5878092670
Author: Emile Souvestre
Publisher: Рипол Классик
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Linguistics for the Age of AI

Linguistics for the Age of AI [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0262362600
Author: Marjorie Mcshane,Sergei Nirenburg
Publisher: MIT Press
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Linguistics for the Age of AI by Marjorie Mcshane,Sergei Nirenburg Book Resume:

A human-inspired, linguistically sophisticated model of language understanding for intelligent agent systems. One of the original goals of artificial intelligence research was to endow intelligent agents with human-level natural language capabilities. Recent AI research, however, has focused on applying statistical and machine learning approaches to big data rather than attempting to model what people do and how they do it. In this book, Marjorie McShane and Sergei Nirenburg return to the original goal of recreating human-level intelligence in a machine. They present a human-inspired, linguistically sophisticated model of language understanding for intelligent agent systems that emphasizes meaning--the deep, context-sensitive meaning that a person derives from spoken or written language.

The Golden Age of Pantomime

The Golden Age of Pantomime [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 085772472X
Author: Jeffrey Richards
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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The Golden Age of Pantomime by Jeffrey Richards Book Resume:

Of all the theatrical genres most prized by the Victorians, pantomime is the only one to have survived continuously into the twenty-first century. It remains as true today as it was in the 1830s, that a visit to the pantomime constitutes the first theatrical experience of most children and now, as then, a successful pantomime season is the key to the financial health of most theatres. Everyone went to the pantomime, from Queen Victoria and the royal family to the humblest of her subjects. It appealed equally to West End and East End, to London and the provinces, to both sexes and all ages. Many Victorian luminaries were devotees of the pantomime, notably among them John Ruskin, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll and W.E. Gladstone. In this vivid and evocative account of the Victorian pantomime, Jeffrey Richards examines the potent combination of slapstick, spectacle and subversion that ensured the enduring popularity of the form. The secret of its success, he argues, was its continual evolution. It acted as an accurate cultural barometer of its times, directly reflecting current attitudes, beliefs and preoccupations, and it kept up a flow of instantly recognisable topical allusions to political rows, fashion fads, technological triumphs, wars and revolutions, and society scandals. Richards assesses throughout the contribution of writers, producers, designers and stars to the success of the pantomime in its golden age. This book is a treat as rich and appetizing as turkey, mince pies and plum pudding.

The Golden Age of Death

The Golden Age of Death [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101619538
Author: Amber Benson
Publisher: Penguin
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The Golden Age of Death by Amber Benson Book Resume:

Meet Amber Benson's "authentically original creation" (Locus)... My name is Calliope Reaper-Jones (Callie to my friends). I’m Death’s Daughter and—as of very recently—the (reluctant) head of my father’s company, Death, Inc. I was gradually learning how to be a businesswoman. Had the power suits and shoes down, though the day to day was slow going. Then I was blindsided by Enemies Unknown and sent off to I-don’t-know-where. Not a good thing. Now not only must my friends and family be frantic, but without a CEO, Death, Inc., can’t function. With the newly deceased left free to roam the Earth, it’s the zombie apocalypse come true. I’ve got to get back—for my sake and the sake of, oh, all humanity…

Aging Education in a Global Context

Aging Education in a Global Context [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317824849
Author: Dena Shenk,Lisa Groger
Publisher: Routledge
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Aging Education in a Global Context by Dena Shenk,Lisa Groger Book Resume:

A selection of proceedings from the 2004 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education annual conference Aging Education in a Global Context is a carefully considered set of papers based on selected proceedings from the 2004 Association for Gerontology in Higher Education annual conference. Each forward-thinking presentation provides unique perspectives on teaching resources and education, presenting a wellspring of creative ideas for new and experienced teachers in gerontology and aging education. Respected educators present cutting-edge concepts and effective strategies in gerontology curriculum development and cross-cultural perspectives for advancing gerontology as a field of study. Over the next twenty years, the world's aging population will increase dramatically, requiring increased attention to global aging issues. To prepare gerontologists around the world for future challenges, Aging Education in a Global Context provides educators with fresh viewpoints and practical information on which to base the latest teaching strategies. Each presentation provides a multitude of valuable ideas perfect for incorporating into aging education curriculums, such as how to use films and literature for teaching about aging, how to enfold global perspectives into aging courses, and how to avoid cross-cultural misunderstandings when teaching gerontology in a host country. This invaluable resource is extensively referenced. Aging Education in a Global Context examines aging education, issues, and ageism topics such as: the consequences of globalization for older people a course design incorporating cross-cultural, anthropological approaches to understanding aging an approach to teach about death and dying through the cross-cultural viewpoint of various religious faiths a study of fourteen international films that provides gerontologists with models of successful aging to pass on in coursework teaching cross-cultural aging using Chilean literary portrayals of elders the evolution and present state of gerontology education in Japan gerontology research and cooperative education in Kenya educating about community-based long-term care in China Aging Education in a Global Context presents a wealth of new ideas for all gerontology educators and educators addressing cross-cultural aging issues within discipline-based courses in sociology, social work, anthropology, public policy, and psychology.

Narratology in the Age of Cross-Disciplinary Narrative Research

Narratology in the Age of Cross-Disciplinary Narrative Research [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3110222434
Author: Sandra Heinen,Roy Sommer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
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Narratology in the Age of Cross-Disciplinary Narrative Research by Sandra Heinen,Roy Sommer Book Resume:

Narrative Research, once the domain of structuralist literary theory, has over the last 15 years developed into an international and interdisciplinary field. It is now commonly agreed that storytelling functions as a fundamental cognitive tool for sense-making and meaning production, and that human beings structure and communicate lived experience through oral, written and visual stories. Entitled Narratology in the Age of Cross-Disciplinary Narrative Research, this volume collects fifteen essays which look at narrative and narrativity from various perspectives, including literary studies and hermeneutics, cognitive theory and creativity research, metaphor studies, film theory and intermediality, as well as memory studies, musicology, theology and psychology. The topics touch on a wide range of issues, such as the current state of narratology and its potential for development, narrativity in visual and auditive art forms, the cultural functions of narrative, and the role of narrative concepts across the disciplines. The volume introduces interested newcomers to the ongoing debate, reflecting the diversity of research questions and methodological approaches involved. It takes a critical, yet cautiously optimistic stance with regard to the potential for interdisciplinary collaboration between narrative researchers, and invites experienced readers from any discipline interested in narrative to join this important debate, which promotes the exchange of ideas, concepts and methods between the humanities and the social sciences.

Heroes of the Age

Heroes of the Age [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 052091631X
Author: David B. Edwards
Publisher: Univ of California Press
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Heroes of the Age by David B. Edwards Book Resume:

Much of the political turmoil that has occurred in Afghanistan since the Marxist revolution of 1978 has been attributed to the dispute between Soviet-aligned Marxists and the religious extremists inspired by Egyptian and Pakistani brands of "fundamentalist" Islam. In a significant departure from this view, David B. Edwards contends that—though Marxism and radical Islam have undoubtedly played a significant role in the conflict—Afghanistan's troubles derive less from foreign forces and the ideological divisions between groups than they do from the moral incoherence of Afghanistan itself. Seeking the historical and cultural roots of the conflict, Edwards examines the lives of three significant figures of the late nineteenth century—a tribal khan, a Muslim saint, and a prince who became king of the newly created state. He explores the ambiguities and contradictions of these lives and the stories that surround them, arguing that conflicting values within an artificially-created state are at the root of Afghanistan's current instability. Building on this foundation, Edwards examines conflicting narratives of a tribal uprising against the British Raj that broke out in the summer of 1897. Through an analysis of both colonial and native accounts, Edwards investigates the saint's role in this conflict, his relationship to the Afghan state and the tribal groups that followed him, and the larger issue of how Islam traditionally functions as an encompassing framework of political association in frontier society.

Realism in the Age of Impressionism

Realism in the Age of Impressionism [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0300212852
Author: Marnin Young
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Realism in the Age of Impressionism by Marnin Young Book Resume:

The late 1870s and early 1880s were watershed years in the history of French painting. As outgoing economic and social structures were being replaced by a capitalist, measured time, Impressionist artists sought to create works that could be perceived in an instant, capturing the sensations of rapidly transforming modern life. Yet a generation of artists pushed back against these changes, spearheading a short-lived revival of the Realist practices that had dominated at mid-century and advocating slowness in practice, subject matter, and beholding. In this illuminating book, Marnin Young looks closely at five works by Jules Bastien-Lepage, Gustave Caillebotte, Alfred-Philippe Roll, Jean-François Raffaëlli, and James Ensor, artists who shared a concern with painting and temporality that is all but forgotten today, having been eclipsed by the ideals of Impressionism. Young’s highly original study situates later Realism for the first time within the larger social, political, and economic framework and argues for its centrality in understanding the development of modern art.

The Age of Missing Information

The Age of Missing Information [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0804153434
Author: Bill McKibben
Publisher: Random House
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The Age of Missing Information by Bill McKibben Book Resume:

“Highly personal and original . . . McKibben goes beyond Marshall McLuhan’s theory that the medium is the message.” ——The New York Times Imagine watching an entire day’s worth of television on every single channel. Acclaimed environmental writer and culture critic Bill McKibben subjected himself to this sensory overload in an experiment to verify whether we are truly better informed than previous generations. Bombarded with newscasts and fluff pieces, game shows and talk shows, ads and infomercials, televangelist pleas and Brady Bunch episodes, McKibben processed twenty-four hours of programming on all ninety-three Fairfax, Virginia, cable stations. Then, as a counterpoint, he spent a day atop a quiet and remote mountain in the Adirondacks, exploring the unmediated man and making small yet vital discoveries about himself and the world around him. As relevant now as it was when originally written in 1992–and with new material from the author on the impact of the Internet age–this witty and astute book is certain to change the way you look at television and perceive media as a whole. “By turns humorous, wise, and troubling . . . a penetrating critique of technological society.”–Cleveland Plain Dealer “Masterful . . . a unique, bizarre portrait of our life and times.” –Los Angeles Times “Do yourself a favor: Put down the remote and pick up this book.” –Houston Chronicle

The Age of Analogy

The Age of Analogy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1421420775
Author: Devin Griffiths
Publisher: JHU Press
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The Age of Analogy by Devin Griffiths Book Resume:

The first comparative treatment of the Darwins’ theories of history and their profound contribution to the study of both natural and human systems, this book will fascinate students and scholars of nineteenth-century British literature and the history of science.

The Age of Catastrophe

The Age of Catastrophe [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0300213093
Author: Heinrich August Winkler
Publisher: Yale University Press
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The Age of Catastrophe by Heinrich August Winkler Book Resume:

Characterized by global war, political revolution and national crises, the period between 1914 and 1945 was one of the most horrifying eras in the history of the West. A noted scholar of modern German history, Heinrich August Winkler examines how and why Germany so radically broke with the normative project of the West and unleashed devastation across the world. In this total history of the thirty years between the start of World War One and the dropping of atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Winkler blends historical narrative with political analysis and encompasses military strategy, national identity, class conflict, economic development and cultural change. The book includes astutely observed chapters on the United States, Japan, Russia, Britain, and the other European powers, and Winkler’s distinctly European perspective offers insights beyond the accounts written by his British and American counterparts. As Germany takes its place at the helm of a unified Europe, Winkler’s fascinating account will be widely read and debated for years to come.

Myths, Lies and Old Age

Myths, Lies and Old Age [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1786453304
Author: Bob Eccleston
Publisher: Beaten Track Publishing
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Myths, Lies and Old Age by Bob Eccleston Book Resume:

Myths, Lies and Old Age: a collection of poems by Bob Eccleston. Within these pages there are myths: some known, some newly created, some yet to occur and some which may prove to be reality. There are vistas of old age from a viewpoint which does not preclude a future or a sense of humour; where the use of set forms indicates maturity and balance. There are lies aplenty although different readers may have different views as to where they occur. There is love and murder, hope and despair, tragedy and comedy; even nonsense. There is a modicum of sex involving two amorous seals. In short, there is variety and, hopefully, enjoyment.

Age Defiant

Age Defiant [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1393803474
Author: Anthony R. Case
Publisher: Anthony R. Case
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Age Defiant by Anthony R. Case Book Resume:

Pregnancies are by permit only due to global overpopulation many years after the aging process was successfully halted. Prennia Lumis is raped and impregnated by a man whose permit is near expiration. Her pregnancy is illegal. Her only lawful option is a mandatory abortion. To what lengths will she go to avoid it?

The Seventh Age

The Seventh Age [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0996317317
Author: Jason Montgomery
Publisher: Verse Five Publishing
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The Seventh Age by Jason Montgomery Book Resume:

Winning the ultimate battle of survival does not require staying alive… The planet awakes, unleashing a hidden fury. Caught at the epicenter of the first earthquake in centuries, Dabaz Huavossa soon finds it was only the harbinger of a vast misery to follow. And though his utopian world is suddenly disintegrating around him, Dabaz craves more than mere survival. Unwittingly binding himself to an unexpected mentor—the highest leader of his land, a member of the strange race of people called the Immortals— Dabaz is forced to confront life’s deepest questions, while increasingly mistrusting this one who claims to hold the answers. Dabaz fights a growing dread: all life is pointless when trapped in a rush to the grave. His scrabbling for a life worth living pits him against all he holds dear and blinds him to the fact that he is equipping his increasingly savage society for the ultimate battle—the battle with no neutral ground—the battle in which choosing whom to trust is choosing whether to live or die—the battle that determines not just Dabaz’s fate, but the ultimate fate of mankind. A story that defies easy categorization, The Seventh Age deftly combines many subsets of speculative fiction: it is a scientific/metaphysical, utopian/dystopian, mythical/historical, distorted hero’s journey interwoven with philosophical rumination. The reader will be engrossed, will certainly be called upon to think, and will perhaps come away profoundly changed.

Coming of Age at the End of Nature

Coming of Age at the End of Nature [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 159534778X
Author: Julie Dunlap,Susan A. Cohen
Publisher: Trinity University Press
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Coming of Age at the End of Nature by Julie Dunlap,Susan A. Cohen Book Resume:

Coming of Age at the End of Nature explores a new kind of environmental writing. This powerful anthology gathers the passionate voices of young writers who have grown up in an environmentally damaged and compromised world. Each contributor has come of age since Bill McKibben foretold the doom of humanity’s ancient relationship with a pristine earth in his prescient 1988 warning of climate change, The End of Nature. What happens to individuals and societies when their most fundamental cultural, historical, and ecological bonds weaken—or snap? In Coming of Age at the End of Nature, insightful millennials express their anger and love, dreams and fears, and sources of resilience for living and thriving on our shifting planet. Twenty-two essays explore wide-ranging themes that are paramount to young generations but that resonate with everyone, including redefining materialism and environmental justice, assessing the risk and promise of technology, and celebrating place anywhere from a wild Atlantic island to the Arizona desert, to Baltimore and Bangkok. The contributors speak with authority on problems facing us all, whether railing against the errors of past generations, reveling in their own adaptability, or insisting on a collective responsibility to do better.

Justice in an Age of Metal and Men

Justice in an Age of Metal and Men [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Anthony W. Eichenlaub
Publisher: Oak Leaf Books LLC
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Justice in an Age of Metal and Men by Anthony W. Eichenlaub Book Resume:

There are some problems all the tech in Texas can’t solve. Things aren’t always easy for the Sheriff of Dead Oak, Texas. Cybernetically modified biker gangs roam the skies, dangerous outlaws prowl the streets, and gunslingers threaten the delicate balance of a Texas gone sour. J.D. doesn’t mind. He’ll hold hard the line of justice, no matter what it takes. Sometimes things aren’t so simple. When a rancher is murdered, it’s going to take all of J.D.’s skills as a Texas Ranger to track the killer. Every turn he makes he find more threads of a massive conspiracy that could tear his town apart. Every discovery leads him down the darker path of his own past. And he’s not the only one doing some tracking. A man in black is on his trail. There’s only one thing J.D. knows for sure: One way or another, there’s going to be Justice in an Age of Metal and Men.

Privacy in a Cyber Age

Privacy in a Cyber Age [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1137513969
Author: Amitai Etzioni,Christopher J Rice
Publisher: Springer
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Privacy in a Cyber Age by Amitai Etzioni,Christopher J Rice Book Resume:

This book lays out the foundation of a privacy doctrine suitable to the cyber age. It limits the volume, sensitivity, and secondary analysis that can be carried out. In studying these matters, the book examines the privacy issues raised by the NSA, publication of state secrets, and DNA usage.

The Age of Agade

The Age of Agade [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1317415515
Author: Benjamin R Foster
Publisher: Routledge
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The Age of Agade by Benjamin R Foster Book Resume:

The Age of Agade is the first book-length study of the Akkadian period of Mesopotamian history, which saw the rise and fall of the world’s first empire during more than a century of extraordinary political, social, and cultural innovation. It draws together more than 40 years of research by one of the world’s leading experts in Assyriology to offer an exhaustive survey of the Akkadian empire. Addressing all aspects of the empire, including its statecraft and military, territory and cities, arts, religion, economy, and production, The Age of Agade considers what can be said of Akkadian political and social history, material culture, and daily life. A final chapter also explores how the empire has been presented in modern historiography, from the decipherment of cuneiform to the present, including the extensive research of Soviet historians, summarized here in English for the first time. Drawing on contemporaneous written and artifactual sources, as well as relevant materials from succeeding generations, Foster introduces the reader to the wealth of evidence available. Accessibly written by a specialist in the field, this book is an engaging examination of a critical era in the history of early Mesopotamia.

The Age of Ice

The Age of Ice [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1451692730
Author: J. M. Sidorova
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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The Age of Ice by J. M. Sidorova Book Resume:

An epic debut novel about a lovelorn eighteenth-century Russian noble, cursed with longevity and an immunity to cold, whose quest for the truth behind his condition spans two thrilling centuries and a stunning array of historical events. The Empress Anna Ioannovna has issued her latest eccentric order: construct a palace out of ice blocks. Inside its walls her slaves build a wedding chamber, a canopy bed on a dais, heavy drapes cascading to the floor—all made of ice. Sealed inside are a disgraced nobleman and a deformed female jester. On the empress’s command—for her entertainment—these two are to be married, the relationship consummated inside this frozen prison. In the morning, guards enter to find them half-dead. Nine months later, two boys are born. Surrounded by servants and animals, Prince Alexander Velitzyn and his twin brother, Andrei, have an idyllic childhood on the family’s large country estate. But as they approach manhood, stark differences coalesce. Andrei is daring and ambitious; Alexander is tentative and adrift. One frigid winter night on the road between St. Petersburg and Moscow, as he flees his army post, Alexander comes to a horrifying revelation: his body is immune to cold. J. M. Sidorova’s boldly original and genrebending novel takes readers from the grisly fields of the Napoleonic Wars to the blazing heat of Afghanistan, from the outer reaches of Siberia to the cacophonous streets of nineteenth-century Paris. The adventures of its protagonist, Prince Alexander Velitzyn—on a lifelong quest for the truth behind his strange physiology—will span three continents and two centuries and bring him into contact with an incredible range of real historical figures, from Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein, to the licentious Russian empress Elizaveta and Arctic explorer Joseph Billings. The Age of Ice is one of the most enchanting and inventive debut novels of the year.

In the Age of Myth

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Author: Peter Karsten
Publisher: Peter Karsten
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In the Age of Myth by Peter Karsten Book Resume:

'In the Age of Myth' is a collection of various poems with a mythical flavour with some spiritual, philosophical and religious aspects, including various sayings from the Roman Emperors.

The Golden Age of Charli

The Golden Age of Charli [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1491774916
Author: Jena C. Henry
Publisher: iUniverse
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The Golden Age of Charli by Jena C. Henry Book Resume:

When Charli and her husband, Pud, enter retirement, Charli mistakenly believes that paradise is just around the corner. Unfortunately, instead of spending their days soaking in matching hot tubs and admiring each others wrinkles, Pud lives on the links and Charli cleans out the basement. Still, they press on, eventually becoming closer while bonding with young relatives through a love of fine dining. Now the couple faces new and weighty challenges. Charli and Puds days are filled with more excitement than AARP discounts and Lawrence Welk rerunsand more calories than they ever imagined. Realizing they are out of shape and slipping mentally, Charli and Pud check their BMIs and immediately decide they need to change their ways. With a goal of becoming healthy sooner than later, the couple embarks on a roller-coaster ride through calorie counting, label reading, and laborious exercising. But when Pud begins making mysterious phone calls and acting strangely, Charli cannot help but wonder if more problems are lurking around the corner. The Golden Age of Charli continues the delightful tale of the energetic, friendly, and positive McAntics as they cruise through their retirement years and discover the consequences of too much of a good thing.

Dragon Age: Tevinter Nights

Dragon Age: Tevinter Nights [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1466881216
Author: Patrick Weekes
Publisher: Tor Books
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Dragon Age: Tevinter Nights by Patrick Weekes Book Resume:

An anthology of original stories based on the dark fantasy, role-playing video game series from Bioware. Ancient horrors. Marauding invaders. Powerful mages. And a world that refuses to stay fixed. Welcome to Thedas. From the stoic Grey Wardens to the otherworldly Mortalitasi necromancers, from the proud Dalish elves to the underhanded Antivan Crow assassins, Dragon Age is filled with monsters, magic, and memorable characters making their way through dangerous world whose only constant is change. Dragon Age: Tevinter Nights brings you fifteen tales of adventure, featuring faces new and old, including: "Three Trees to Midnight" by Patrick Weekes "Down Among the Dead Men" by Sylvia Feketekuty "The Horror of Hormak" by John Epler "Callback" by Lukas Kristjanson "Luck in the Gardens" by Sylvia Feketekuty "Hunger" by Brianne Battye "Murder by Death Mages" by Caitlin Sullivan Kelly "The Streets of Minrathous" by Brianne Battye "The Wigmaker" by Courtney Woods "Genitivi Dies in the End" by Lukas Kristjanson "Herold Had the Plan" by Ryan Cormier "An Old Crow's Old Tricks" by Arone Le Bray "Eight Little Talons" by Courtney Woods "Half Up Front" by John Epler "Dread Wolf Take You" by Patrick Weekes At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Ray Cummings MEGAPACK ®: 25 Golden Age Science Fiction and Mystery Tales

The Ray Cummings MEGAPACK ®: 25 Golden Age Science Fiction and Mystery Tales [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 143444340X
Author: Ray Cummings
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
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The Ray Cummings MEGAPACK ®: 25 Golden Age Science Fiction and Mystery Tales by Ray Cummings Book Resume:

To anyone interested in the roots of modern science fiction, the name of Ray Cummings should be well known. He wrote science fiction and fantasy before the name "science fiction" had been coined, publishing fantastic yarns in Argosy, Munsey's Magazine, and other mainstream pulp magazines. Of course, as soon as the science fiction pulps debuted, he moved to them, where his work received a hearty welcome from fans. Cummings publishing more than 750 novels and short stories over his long career, producing work in many genres, including the mystery field (see "Atom Boy" in this Megapack for one prime example). We are pleased to showcase 25 of his tales, ranging from science fiction to fantasy to mystery...more than 1,500 pages of great reading! Included are: THE GIRL IN THE GOLDEN ATOM (1919-1920) THE GIRL IN THE GOLDEN ATOM, PART 2 THE SILVER VEIL (1921) THE FIRE PEOPLE (1922) TWO PROPOSALS (1923) JETTA OF THE LOWLANDS (1930) THE WHITE INVADERS (1931) REQUIEM FOR A SMALL PLANET (1958) BRIGANDS OF THE MOON (1931) WANDL THE INVADER (1932) TARRANO THE CONQUEROR (1930) PHANTOMS OF REALITY (1930) DR. FEATHER IN "A SHOT IN THE DARK" (1936) DR. FEATHER IN "MURDER IN THE FOG" (1937) DR. FEATHER IN "THE DEAD MAN LAUGHS" (1938) DR. FEATHER IN "CLUE IN CRIMSON" (1943) THE WORLD BEYOND (1938) GADGET GIRL (1944) PRECIPICE (1945) PHOTOGRAPH OF DEATH (1945) STAMP OF DOOM (1946) THE SCALPEL OF DOOM (1947) ATOM BOY (1947) THE LIFTED VEIL (1947) BEYOND THE VANISHING POINT (1958) THE GIRL FROM INFINITE SMALLNESS (1940) PLANET STORIES' FEATURE FLASH: MEET RAY CUMMINGS And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see more entries in the series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns -- and much, much more!

Angels of the Second Earth Age

Angels of the Second Earth Age [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1543414621
Author: Mike Montgomery
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
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Angels of the Second Earth Age by Mike Montgomery Book Resume:

I just have all these stories, he said. I dont know where they come from, but theyre in my head. I need to tell them. Write them down. Get them out. He brings us a story of faith and strength. Angels of the Second Earth Age is an epic tale of mystery, intrigue, love, lessons, battles, and blood, mixed with a little comic relief. Mike has more stories to tell and more words to write. Writing may be new to him, but it has always been a part of him.

Lise Meitner and the Dawn of the Nuclear Age

Lise Meitner and the Dawn of the Nuclear Age [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Patricia Rife
Publisher: Plunkett Lake Press
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Lise Meitner and the Dawn of the Nuclear Age by Patricia Rife Book Resume:

This biography of Lise Meitner (1878-1968), the Austrian Jewish female physicist at the heart of the discovery of nuclear fission, also looks at major developments in physics during her life. Meitner was a colleague and friend of many giants of 20th century physics: Max Planck, her Berlin mentor, Einstein, von Laue, Marie Curie, Chadwick, Pauli and Bohr. She was the first woman to earn a Ph.D. in physics at the University of Vienna, a pioneer in the research of radioactive processes and, together with her nephew Otto Robert Frisch, an interpreter of the process of nuclear fission in 1938. Yet at the end of World War II, her colleague of thirty years, radiochemist Otto Hahn alone was awarded the 1944 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the “discovery” of nuclear fission — a discovery based on years of research in which Meitner was directly involved before her secret 1938 escape from Nazi Germany to Sweden. “A story of one of the half dozen most remarkable women of the 20th century.” — John Archibald Wheeler, Princeton University “Patricia Rife’s biography truly brings Meitner to life, both as a scientist and as a woman... Rife weaves Meitner’s personal struggles into the social and political fabric of her times. For example, the story of Meitner’s early career is told against the backdrop of the development of the new physics, with plentiful illumination of the limited prospects for women scientists in the German-speaking world during the early twentieth century. When Meitner's story enters the Nazi era — including her escape from Germany — it is as riveting as the best novel.” — Catherine Westfall,Technology and Culture “A well-written, thorough, readable and engrossing work.” — Gary Goldstein, Peace and Change: a Journal of Peace Research “Rife has produced an exciting book, which reads like a novel and she gives justice to Meitner’s life full of science and human stories... [The] book is a beautiful tribute to an outstanding scientist; it has a lot to teach us about our world; and it is a great read. I warmly recommend it to everyone interested in science and in history.” — Structural Chemistry “Lise Meitner comes to life as author Rife skillfully weaves social, political, and scientific events into a well-researched and documented work. Lists of Meitner’s awards and publications and an extensive bibliography complete this excellent book.” — Association of Women in Science Magazine “The dramatic tale of the discovery of nuclear fission on the eve of WWII... not just a story of ideas... but also of the social and intellectual milieu in which these ideas were developed. It is also the story of how a shy, self-effacing young woman, through talent and hard work, became a world-class scientist... Rife tells this story very well.” — The Antioch Review “The particular merit of Rife’s biography of Austrian physicist Meitner is that it places her life and work within the historical context... It is comprehensive, generally clearly written... and appropriate for undergraduate students. Just enough science is included as to make clear the significance of her work... Extensive bibliography, informative footnotes.” — Choice

Traders and Explorers in Wooden Ships: Muslims in the Age of Exploration

Traders and Explorers in Wooden Ships: Muslims in the Age of Exploration [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10:
Author: Susan Douglass
Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) & Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company
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Traders and Explorers in Wooden Ships: Muslims in the Age of Exploration by Susan Douglass Book Resume:

This unit is offered to upper elementary students as an introductory chapter to their first comprehensive study of American history. It may also be used as an adjunct to study of the European Age of Exploration in world history courses for upper elementary and middle school grades. It can be used as a supplement to or substitute for the textbook chapter which discusses America's origins in the Old World. It provides background for the period in which Europe reached out across the globe for the first time. This treatment attempts to go beyond the heroism and adventure stories about the Age of Exploration. Most textbook treatments of the period utterly fail to place Europe in the context of its cultural and technological development relative to other civilizations. This unit shows how the Islamic lands formed a hinge between East and West. It investigates the major motivations and development of the technological means for exploration. It goes beyond the stereotyped image of conflict between Christians and Muslims to explain the fruitful cultural exchange which occurred over the centuries. It demonstrates how the cosmopolitan character of the Islamic civilization united the Old World in interdepedence, contributing to Europe's later technological, scientific, cultural and economic achievements. Finally, the unit shows how all technological and historic advances in human civilization are cumulative efforts to which many peoples have made important contributions.

Prologue for the Age of Consequence

Prologue for the Age of Consequence [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1770893202
Author: Garth Martens
Publisher: House of Anansi
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Prologue for the Age of Consequence by Garth Martens Book Resume:

Garth Martens’ debut, Prologue for the Age of Consequence, is about the tar sands and industrial projects of Alberta, and the men who work in them. But to describe it as such restricts the book to its physical concerns, when in fact these are poems of great philosophical ambition, and startling ethical and psychological reach. Martens has made an elemental world both beautiful and severe, and on his stage, characters assume a collective status both emphatically human and radically mythic. He is interested in endurance, in addiction, loss, abuse, and pain, in how people are created, and how they create themselves, out of crude material both inherited, and scavenged. His language is rough and baroque; his metaphors are titanic in their range and scope. This is a book about grace and error, about hurtling towards the unknown, about acting out. Martens writes: "It is dark when you reach the excavation and you don't know if the road starts or ends here. If it's abutment, chimera, hole." Prologue for the Age of Consequence accrues the propulsive force of an epic. It will pry you open, and reorder what it finds inside.