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Alien Zone

Alien Zone

Cultural Theory and Contemporary Science Fiction Cinema

  • Author: Annette Kuhn
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9780860919933
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 231
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A collection of essays, bringing science fiction cinema into the ambit of film and cultural theory.

Alien Contact

Alien Contact

The Messages They Bring

  • Author: Bonnie Meyer
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595384048
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 268
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This is the true story of over thirty years of UFO and alien contact. I became involved because I was going to prove that UFOs did not exist. This started me on my long journey of finding out what the truth is.But, then I had contact with the aliens and once it began, I balked and questioned everything that they were trying to tell me. It did not take me long to realize I had to live a dual existence as I struggled to keep from looking like a nut case. For me, this is a frustrating journey and yet rewarding. I knew the road would be difficult and that there would be ridicule, but I keep steadily moving forward.Included in the book are discussions with the aliens. Some of the topics covered are: 1. UFOs and the aliens who are piloting them 2. Where the aliens come from 3. How long the aliens have been visiting Earth and why they are here 4.There are two factions of aliens here at this time 5. Why some of the aliens are abducting 6. The aliens take on our Bible, Jesus and The Creator of all 7. The coming earth changes and what it means 8. What the aliens have said about meditation, addictions, love, marriage, reincarnation and the soul.

Alien Reptiles and Amphibians

Alien Reptiles and Amphibians

a Scientific Compendium and Analysis

  • Author: Fred Kraus
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402089465
  • Category: Nature
  • Page: 563
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Transportation of species to areas outside their native ranges has been a feature of human culture for millennia. During this time such activities have largely been viewed as beneficial or inconsequential. However, it has become increasingly clear that human-caused introductions of alien biota are an ecological disruption whose consequences rival those of better-known insults like chemical pollution, habitat loss, and climate change. Indeed, the irreversible nature of most alien-species int- ductions makes them less prone to correction than many other ecological problems. Current reshuffling of species ranges is so great that the present era has been referred to by some as the “Homogocene” in an effort to reflect the unique mag- tude of the changes being made. These alien interlopers often cause considerable ecological and economic d- age where introduced. Species extinctions, food-web disruptions, community alte- tions, ecosystem conversion, changes in nutrient cycling, fisheries collapse, watershed degradation, agricultural loss, building damage, and disease epidemics are among the destructive – and frequently unpredictable – ecological and economic effects that invasive alien species can inflict. The magnitude of these damages c- tinues to grow, with virtually all environments heavily used by humans now do- nated by alien species and many “natural” areas becoming increasingly prone to alien invasion as well. Attention to this problem has increased in the past decade or so, and efforts to prevent or limit further harm are gaining wider scientific and political acceptance.

Aliens

Aliens

The Anthropology of Science Fiction

  • Author: Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature
  • Publisher: SIU Press
  • ISBN: 9780809313754
  • Category: Literary Collections
  • Page: 243
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How and when does there come to be an "an­thropology of the alien?” This set of essays, written for the eighth J. Lloyd Eaton Confer­ence on Fantasy and Science Fiction, is con­cerned with the significance of that question. "[Anthropology] is the science that must desig­nate the alien if it is to redefine a place for itself in the universe,” according to the Introduction. The idea of the alien is not new. In the Re­naissance, Montaigne’s purpose in describing an alien encounter was excorporation--man­kind was the "savage” because the artificial devices of nature controlled him. Shake­speare’s version of the alien encounter was in­corporation; his character of Caliban is brought to the artificial, political world of man and incor­porated into the body politic "The essays in this volume . . . show, in their general orientation, that the tribe of Shakespeare still, in literary studies at least, outnumbers that of Montaigne.” These essays show the interrelation of the excorporating pos­sibilities to the internal soundings of the alien encounter within the human mind and form. This book is divided into three parts: "Searchings: The Quest for the Alien” includes "The Aliens in Our Mind,” by Larry Niven; "Effing the Ineffable,” by Gregory Benford; "Border Patrols,” by Michael Beehler; "Alien Aliens,” by Pascal Ducommun; and "Metamorphoses of the Dragon,” by George E. Slusser. "Sightings: The Aliens among Us” includes "Discriminating among Friends,” by John Huntington; "Sex, Superman, Sociobiology,” by Joseph D. Miller; "Cowboys and Telepaths,” by Eric S. Rabkin; "Robots,” by Noel Perrin; "Aliens in the Supermarket,” by George R. Guffey; and "Aliens 'R’ U.S.,” by Zoe Sofia. "Soundings: Man as the Alien” includes "H. G. Wells’ Familiar Aliens,” by John R. Reed; "Inspiration and Possession,” by Clayton Koelb; "Cybernauts in Cyberspace,” by David Porush; "The Human Alien,” by Leighton Brett Cooke; "From Astarte to Barbie,” by Frank McConnell; and "An Indication of Monsters;” by Colin Greenland.

Crayfish in Europe as Alien Species

Crayfish in Europe as Alien Species

  • Author: Francesca Gherardi,David M. Holdich
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • ISBN: 9789054104698
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 310
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From the third international workshop on the subject (U. of Florence, 1997), come 18 papers reviewing the issue of alien crayfish decimating the relatively few native species in European freshwater environments. In a historical and taxonomic context, the initial paper explains why such homogenizatio

Handbook of Alien Species in Europe

Handbook of Alien Species in Europe

  • Author: Delivering Alien Invasive Species
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 1402082800
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 399
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Biological invasions by alien (non-native) species are widely recognized as a significant component of human-caused global environmental change and the second most important cause of biodiversity decline. Alien species threaten many European ecosystems and have serious environmental, economic and health impacts. The DAISIE (Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe) project has now brought together all available information on alien species in Europe (terrestrial, aquatic and marine) and from all taxa (fungi, plants, animals). Thus for the first time, an overview and assessment of biological invasions in the Pan-European region is finally possible. The Handbook of Alien Species in Europe summarises the major findings of this groundbreaking research and addresses the invasion trends, pathways, and both economic as well as ecological impact for eight major taxonomic groups. Approximately 11.000 alien species recorded in Europe are listed, and fact sheets for 100 of the most invasive alien species are included, each with a distribution map and colour illustration. The book is complemented by a regularly updated internet database providing free additional information. With its highly interdisciplinary approach, DAISIE and its Handbook will be the basis for future scientific investigations as well as management and control of alien invasive species in Europe.

My Teacher Is an Alien

My Teacher Is an Alien

  • Author: Bruce Coville,Mike Wimmer
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1416903348
  • Category: Juvenile Fiction
  • Page: 123
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Uneasy about her new substitute teacher, Susan Simmons' suspicions about Mr. Smith are confirmed when she discovers he is an alien determined to bring some sixth-grade specimens back to his planet. Reissue.

Alien Zone II

Alien Zone II

The Spaces of Science-fiction Cinema

  • Author: Annette Kuhn
  • Publisher: Verso
  • ISBN: 9781859842591
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 308
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Science fiction cinema is too often left at the margins of serious critical film study. While a handful of films are the subject of general theoretical works, the genre as a whole, and especially its cinematic aspects, are neglected in favor of straightforward considerations of character and narrative. Alien Zone 2 redresses this imbalance by looking at the ways in which contemporary science fiction cinema transforms the themes and conventions of the genre itself. In many ways a companion volume to Alien Zone, it pursues theoretical issues opened up in the earlier book but also explores fresh territory with an eye that is both reflective and interventionist. Visionary cities, psycho-cybernetics, internet fandom, the convergence of science fiction literature and science fiction film, and bodybuilder stardom are all brought under its gaze. Contributors: Will Brooker, Scott Bukatman, Catherine Constable, David Desser, Barry Keith Grant, Brooks Landon, Linda Mizejewski, Vivian Sobchack, Claudia Springer, Janet Staiger, Garrett Stewart.

How to Survive an Alien Abduction

How to Survive an Alien Abduction

And Other Useful Information

  • Author: Jim Griffin
  • Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
  • ISBN: 1598587773
  • Category: Humor
  • Page: 232
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In his latest book, self proclaimed expert on everything, Jim Griffin shares his vast knowledge on the subject of dealing with unique circumstances. Do you know what you can do to increase your chances of making it through an alien abduction? Did you ever wonder what you should do if you meet a ghost, a vampire, or Bigfoot? Do you know what to do if sharks infest your swimming pool? Well Jim does, and in this book he will help guide you through these difficult situations, and many more. This book takes a satirical and informative look at a genre that might seem more suited for late night talk radio, than a best selling book. Nevertheless, this book is destined to become one of the all-time greatest bathroom reads. Although it may not help to cure your constipation, it will certainly help you to pass the time. In addition to being the great tome of knowledge that it is, this book is also perfectly sized to prop up your computer monitor, level off your coffee table, or even squish spiders. But if you decide to actually read this book, you may find that you were not alone in thinking that someone should have come up with these ideas long ago. Jim Griffin was born in Westfield, Massachusetts in 1967, but he grew up in Portland, Oregon. After graduating from Franklin High School in 1985, he spent the next four years serving in the United States Marine Corps, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Corporal. After more than fifteen years in the oil industry, he went back to school and earned a degree in management. Jim currently resides in rural Columbia County, a distant suburb of Portland, Oregon.

Alien Woman

Alien Woman

The Making of Lt. Ellen Ripley

  • Author: Ximena Gallardo C.,Jason Smith
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826415707
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 241
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This text examines the construction of sex and gender in the four science-fiction films comprising the Alien saga (starring Sigourney Weaver). It will be useful to researchers and teachers in film, mass communication, women's studies, gender studies and genre studies.