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The Floating Man

Author : Katharine Towers
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Appropriately for a book haunted by music, Katharine Towers’ poems exhibit an almost pianistic sense of timing, touch and tone. In The Floating Man, Towers writes about weight and weightlessness, presence and absence, the body in space, and our oblique relationship with the natural world, always with a wonderful sense of compositional balance; she is expert at registering the huge emotional shifts effected by the smallest things, whether the scent of apples, the slant of the light, or the grace-notes of memory. Music expresses the things we cannot say, but Towers recruits its power to bring the beyond-words into the realm of speech. The result is a debut of great originality and subtlety.

Demigod

Author : Jaron Lee Knuth
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How far would you be willing to go in order to save the world?When Benjamin Wilson reaches the breaking point of lifelong debilitating migraines, his brain unleashes a power previously unknown to man. With the ability to read minds and move objects with just a thought, he begins a journey of personal wish fulfillment. Yet amongst his life of selfish excess, he finds himself unable to ignore the presence of evil. When his attempts at costumed super-heroics fail to solve the world's problems, Benjamin Wilson is forced to search for a more permanent solution.Demigod is the story of our true capacity for greatness, and the possibility of downfall when mankind stops believing in its own potential.

The Phenomenological Quest Between Avicenna and Heidegger

Author : Nader El-Bizri
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Examines Avicenna’s phenomenological considerations of the question of being.

Very Large Floating Structures

Author : C.M. Wang
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Groundbreaking and comprizing articles by expert contributors, this volume provides a comprehensive treatment of VLFSs and their relationship with the sea, marine habitats, the pollution of costal waters and tidal and natural current flow. It looks in-depth at: VLFS and the colonization of ocean space with their appearance in the waters off developed coastal cities wave properties, which is essential for estimating the loading on the VLFS as well as for modelling structure-fluid interactions hydroelastic and structural analysis of VLFS at an overall level and the cell level the analysis and design of breakwaters simulation models to understand the actual flow of water through the VLFS and to determine the drift forces for the mooring systems anti-corrosion and maintenance systems new research and developments, with emphasis on the Mega-Float, a 1 km long floating test runway. Well-illustrated with photographs, drawings, equations for mathematical modelling and analysis and extensively referenced, Very Large Floating Structures is ideal for professionals, academics and students of civil and structural engineering.

The Science of Interstellar

Author : Kip Thorne
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A journey through the otherworldly science behind Christopher Nolan’s award-winning film, Interstellar, from executive producer and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Kip Thorne. Interstellar, from acclaimed filmmaker Christopher Nolan, takes us on a fantastic voyage far beyond our solar system. Yet in The Science of Interstellar, Kip Thorne, the Nobel prize-winning physicist who assisted Nolan on the scientific aspects of Interstellar, shows us that the movie’s jaw-dropping events and stunning, never-before-attempted visuals are grounded in real science. Thorne shares his experiences working as the science adviser on the film and then moves on to the science itself. In chapters on wormholes, black holes, interstellar travel, and much more, Thorne’s scientific insights—many of them triggered during the actual scripting and shooting of Interstellar—describe the physical laws that govern our universe and the truly astounding phenomena that those laws make possible. Interstellar and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. (s14).

Harper s Magazine

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Important American periodical dating back to 1850.

Harper s New Monthly Magazine

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The Memory of Whiteness

Author : Kim Stanley Robinson
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In 3229 A.D., human civilization is scattered among the planets, moons, and asteroids of the solar system. Billions of lives depend on the technology derived from the breakthroughs of the greatest physicist of the age, Arthur Holywelkin. But in the last years of his life, Holywelkin devoted himself to building a strange, beautiful, and complex musical instrument that he called The Orchestra. Johannes Wright has earned the honor of becoming the Ninth Master of Holywelkin's Orchestra. Follow him on his Grand Tour of the Solar System, as he journeys down the gravity well toward the sun, impelled by a destiny he can scarcely understand, and is pursued by mysterious foes who will tell him anything except the reason for their enmity, in The Memory of Whiteness by Kim Stanley Robinson. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Indians of the Pacific Northwest

Author : Ruth Underhill
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A facsimile reprint of a 1945 report on the Northwest Indians, answering questions about who they are, what they eat, their housing, work, clothing, home life, government, religion, and status.

The Hundred Year Meat Loaf

Author : Robert Wassam
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Welcome to the Cam and Perry Show on Big G Satellite Radio Channel 107! Humor, commentary, satire in a talk show format. Includes cartoons by the author between segments of the radio call-in program that is portrayed.

Mentats of Dune

Author : Brian Herbert
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In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Mentats of Dune, the thinking machines have been defeated but the struggle for humanity's future continues. Gilbertus Albans has founded the Mentat School, a place where humans can learn the efficient techniques of thinking machines. But Gilbertus walks an uneasy line between his own convictions and compromises in order to survive the Butlerian fanatics, led by the madman Manford Torondo and his Swordmaster Anari Idaho. Mother Superior Raquella attempts to rebuild her Sisterhood School on Wallach IX, with her most talented and ambitious student, Valya Harkonnen, who also has another goal—to exact revenge on Vorian Atreides, the legendary hero of the Jihad, whom she blames for her family's downfall. Meanwhile, Josef Venport conducts his own war against the Butlerians. VenHold Spacing Fleet controls nearly all commerce thanks to the superior mutated Navigators that Venport has created, and he places a ruthless embargo on any planet that accepts Manford Torondo's anti-technology pledge, hoping to starve them into submission. But fanatics rarely surrender easily . . . The Mentats, the Navigators, and the Sisterhood all strive to improve the human race, but each group knows that as Butlerian fanaticism grows stronger, the battle will be to choose the path of humanity's future—whether to embrace civilization, or to plunge into an endless dark age. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Amazing Stories Fall WorldCon 2018 Edition

Author : Ira Nayman
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Amazing Stories, the home of Jules Verne and H. G. Wells, publisher of the first stories of Ursula K. Leguin and Isaac Asimov, is back in print after an absence of more than a decade! This relaunch of the iconic first science fiction magazine is packed full of exciting science fiction, fantasy, and articles, all in a beautiful package featuring eye-catching illustrations and cartoons. The Amazing Stories Fall 2018 issue (the 614th issue since 1926) includes work by: Robert Silverberg Jack Clemons Allen Steele Lawrence Watt-Evans Rudy Rucker Dave Creek Shirley Meier Kameron Hurley Julie Czerneda Paul Levinson Drew Hayden Taylor Gary Dalkin Steve Fahnestalk Continuing a 92-year history - Amazing Stories returns as a print and digital publication!

The Lay of the Land

Author : Richard Ford
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It is fall, 2000 and Frank Bascombe has arrived at a state of optimistic pragmatism that he calls the Permanent Period of life. Epic mistakes have already been made, dreams downsized, and Frank reflects that now at least there are fewer opportunities left in life to get things wrong. But the tranquillity he anticipated is not to be. In fact, as Thanksgiving dinner with his children and first wife nears, the Permanent Period proves as full of possibility as life had ever been. In his third Frank Bascombe novel Richard Ford contemplates the human character with wry precision. Graceful, expansive, filled with pathos but irresistibly funny, The Lay of the Land is a modern American masterpiece.

EXPERIENCED Rock Music Tales of Fact Fiction

Author : Roland Goity
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EXPERIENCED is an anthology of compelling narratives giving new insight into the drama of the rock music world from every literary angle, and exploring rock’s profound effect on our culture and its divine influence over the devoted faithful. Cutting to the core truths of rock music culture, Experienced is among the first rock anthologies to explore rock music and culture from the inside-out. Featuring works by some of the premier performers, writers and chroniclers of rock music: James, Greer, Jim DeRogatis, David Menconi, Brad Kava, Fred de Vries and others. You’ll read about touring musicians and touring fans. Label signings gone awry. A late-night DJ and a serial killer. The evolution of life as a roadie. These are stories unique to each writer; yet, you’ll discover within them an experience that is universal. Some are fiction and some non-fiction, but they’re all true.

Philosophy Bullet Guides

Author : Robert Anderson
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Open this book and you will Discover the theory of knowledge Meet key thinkers Analyse the main arguments Explore the history of philosophy

Sacred Ground

Author : Barbara Wood
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Two thousand years ago, there was a great bay and a peaceful land filled with sage, citrus trees, and pine. And there was a tribe called the Topaa. Marimi, a healer in her tribe, is unprepared for what fate holds in store for her. Without her knowledge, her actions place her under the watchful, suspicious gaze of a rival...and Marimi's family is placed under a curse that impacts how their legacy unfolds. From prehistoric California to the days of Spanish explorers, from the time of California colonialism to the swashbuckling cowboy days of early Los Angeles and right up to the present day, Scared Ground tells the story of the female descendants of Marimi. It tells of their loves, their betrayals, their loses, their families, and their ruthless ambitions that would forge a new country.

the floating princess

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The Sorrows of an American

Author : Siri Hustvedt
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After their father's funeral, Erik and Inga Davidsen find a cryptic letter from an unknown woman among his papers, dating from his adolescence in rural Minnesota during the Depression. Returning to his psychiatric practice in New York, Erik sets about reading his father's memoir, hoping to discover the man he never fully understood. At the same time, another woman enters Erik's lonely, divorced life - a beautiful Jamaican who moves into his garden flat with her small daughter. As Erik gets drawn into the cat-and-mouse tactics of someone who appears to be stalking her, he finds out that his sister Inga is also being threatened, by a journalist in possession of a wounding secret from her past. A multi-layered novel that probes the mysteries of the heart and mind, THE SORROWS OF AN AMERICAN is compulsive, thought-provoking and profoundly affecting.

Biennial Report of the Superintendent of Public Instruction State of Illinois

Author : Illinois. Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
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Brace for Impact

Author : Apocalypse D
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Two archenemies/best friends set off on a journey across America to save their friend. They have six days to reach San Francisco from Kentucky, but they have no money and few practical skills. Along the way, they encounter truckers, pro-wrestlers, love-crazed middle-aged Japanese women, robots, an insane smoothie maker, and a plan to bring down the Internet.