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The Eerie Silence

The Eerie Silence

Renewing Our Search for Alien Intelligence

  • Author: Paul Davies
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • ISBN: 0547488491
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 256
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One of the world’s leading scientists explains why—and how—the search for intelligent life beyond Earth should be expanded. Fifty years ago, a young astronomer named Frank Drake first pointed a radio telescope at nearby stars in the hope of picking up a signal from an alien civilization. Thus began one of the boldest scientific projects in history, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI). After a half-century of scanning the skies, however, astronomers have little to report but an eerie silence—eerie because many scientists are convinced that the universe is teeming with life. Physicist and astrobiologist Paul Davies has been closely involved with SETI for three decades and chairs the SETI Post-Detection Taskgroup, charged with deciding what to do if we’re suddenly confronted with evidence of alien intelligence. He believes the search so far has fallen into an anthropocentric trap—assuming that an alien species will look, think, and behave much like us. In this provocative book Davies refocuses the search, challenging existing ideas of what form an alien intelligence might take, how it might try to communicate with us, and how we should respond if it does.

UFOs

UFOs

  • Author: Jim Whiting
  • Publisher: Capstone
  • ISBN: 1601523513
  • Category: Alien abduction
  • Page: 80
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In 1947, the modern era of unidentified flying objects (UFOs) began. But reports of these mysterious objects date back thousands of years. Are we alone in the universeÂ--or is there really something out there observing us?

The Palgrave Handbook of Magical Realism in the Twenty-First Century

The Palgrave Handbook of Magical Realism in the Twenty-First Century

  • Author: Richard Perez,Victoria A. Chevalier
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 3030398358
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 650
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The Palgrave Handbook of Magical Realism in the Twenty-First Century examines magical realism in literatures from around the globe. Featuring twenty-seven essays written by leading scholars, this anthology argues that literary expressions of magical realism proliferate globally in the twenty-first century due to travel and migrations, the shrinking of time and space, and the growing encroachment of human life on nature. In this global context, magical realism addresses twenty-first-century politics, aesthetics, identity, and social/national formations where contact between and within cultures has exponentially increased, altering how communities and nations imagine themselves. This text assembles a group of critics throughout the world—the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and Australia—who employ multiple theoretical approaches to examine the different ways magical realism in literature has transitioned to a global practice; thus, signaling a new stage in the history and development of the genre.

The Book of Word Records

The Book of Word Records

A Look at Some of the Strangest, Shortest, Longest, and Overall Most Remarkable Words in the English Language

  • Author: Asher Cantrell
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1440563314
  • Category: Reference
  • Page: 272
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From antidisestablishmentarianism to zo, a unrivaled collection of today's greatest words! Have you ever wondered what the longest word in the dictionary is? Or the origin of your go-to curse word? With The Book of Word Records, you'll uncover hundreds of bizarre, ugly, gross, and otherwise extreme words that have what it takes to break some serious records. From the seven longest speeches ever given to twelve of the most popular passwords used today, each of these entries reveals the history behind the world's most noteworthy expressions and fascinating details on how they stack up against the competition. You'll also learn how to step up your vocabulary with pronunciations, definitions, and sample sentences for each award-winning word. Whether you're a Scrabble champ looking to get a high score or just want to impress those around you, The Book of Word Records is sure to surprise even the most skilled wordsmith with its one-of-a-kind superlative lists.

Engendering African American Archaeology

Engendering African American Archaeology

A Southern Perspective

  • Author: Jillian E. Galle
  • Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
  • ISBN: 9781572332775
  • Category: History
  • Page: 320
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"Taken together, these essays represent a departure in historical archaeology, an important foray into the study of the construction of gender within various African American communities that is based in the archaeological record. Those interested in historical archaeology, history, women's studies, and African American studies will find this a valuable addition to the literature. Topics range from gendered residential and consumption patterns in colonial Virginia and the construction of identity in Middle Tennessee to midwifery practices in postbellum Louisiana. Contributors to this volume include Melanie Cabak, Marie Danforth, Garrett Fesler, Jillian Galle, Barbara Heath, Larry McKee, Patricia Samford, Elizabeth Scott, Brian Thomas, Larissa Thomas, Laura Wilkie, Kristin Wilson, and Amy Young."--BOOK JACKET.

Workplace Justice

Workplace Justice

Organizing Multi-identity Movements

  • Author: Sharon Kurtz
  • Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
  • ISBN: 9780816633142
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 290
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In 1991, Columbia University's one thousand clerical workers launched a successful campaign for justice in their workplace. This diverse union -- two-thirds black and Latina, three-fourths women -- was committed to creating an inclusive movement organization and to fighting for all kinds of justice. How could they address the many race and gender injustices members faced, avoid schism, and maintain the unity needed to win? Sharon Kurtz, an experienced union activist and former clerical worker herself, was welcomed into the union and pursued these questions. Using this case study and secondary studies of sister clerical unions at Yale and Harvard, she examines the challenges and potential of identity politics in labor movements. With the Columbia strike as a point of departure, Kurtz argues that identity politics are valuable for mobilizing groups, but often exclude members and their experiences of oppression. However, Kurtz believes that identity politics should not be abandoned as a component in building movements, but should be reframed -- as multi-identity politics. In the end she shows an approach to organizing with great potential impact not only for labor unions but for any social movement.

Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema

Encyclopaedia of Hindi Cinema

  • Author: Encyclopedia Britannica
  • Publisher: Popular Prakashan
  • ISBN: 9788179910665
  • Category: Performing Arts
  • Page: 659
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The Encyclopaedia Which Brings Together An Array Of Experts, Gives A Perspective On The Fascinating Journey Of Hindi Cinema From The Turn Of The Last Century To Becoming A Leader In The World Of Celluloid.

Squint

Squint

My Journey with Leprosy

  • Author: José P. Ramirez
  • Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
  • ISBN: 9781604733396
  • Category: Medical
  • Page: 220
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Ramirez recalls being taken from his family in a hearse and thrown into a world filled with fear. He and his loved ones struggled against the stigma associated with the term "leper" and against beliefs that the disease was a punishment from God, that his illness was highly communicable, and that persons with Hansen's disease had to be banished from their communities.

A Century of Communication Studies

A Century of Communication Studies

The Unfinished Conversation

  • Author: Pat J. Gehrke,William M. Keith
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134062869
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 308
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This volume chronicles the development of communication studies as a discipline, providing a history of the field and identifying opportunities for future growth. Editors Pat J. Gehrke and William M. Keith have assembled an exceptional list of communication scholars who, in the thirteen chapters contained in this book, cover the breadth and depth of the field. Organized around themes and concepts that have enduring historical significance and wide appeal across numerous subfields of communication, A Century of Communication Studies bridges research and pedagogy, addressing themes that connect classroom practice and publication. Published in the 100th anniversary year of the National Communication Association, this collection highlights the evolution of communication studies and will serve future generations of scholars as a window into not only our past but also the field’s collective possibilities.

Two To Conquer

Two To Conquer

A Darkover Book

  • Author: Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Publisher: Hachette UK
  • ISBN: 0575113650
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 335
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It was the final, flaming days of the Ages of Chaos. Beneath its Bloody Sun, Darkover was divided into a hundred warring kingdoms, and civilization teetered on the brink of oblivion. This is the story of Bard di Asturien, the ambitious soldier-outlaw they called the Wolf of the Kilghard Hills; of Varzil, whom history was to dub The Good - and of the alien from distant Terra who was the exact double of Varzil's enemy.