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The Tranquillity Alternative

The Tranquillity Alternative Author Allen Steele
ISBN-10 9781480439931
Release 2013-09-03
Pages 306
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On mankind’s last mission to the moon, a killer comes along for the ride Since the first manned spaceflight in 1944, NASA has conquered the outer atmosphere, explored Mars, and placed nuclear missiles on the moon. But funding for interstellar adventures—military or otherwise—has dried up. Now, NASA is planning a final lunar mission to pack up the remnants of man’s first extraterrestrial colony. The nuclear missiles are meant to be shot into the sun, but someone onboard the USS Conestoga would prefer to see them fired toward Earth. The night before the mission launch, one of the astronauts is kidnapped from his hotel room and replaced with a surgically altered body double. By the time the other astronauts uncover the deception, the Conestoga is too far from home for NASA to help. On the surface of the Moon, a decades-old conspiracy has reached its final stage, and Earth’s fate hangs in the balance.



Oceanspace

Oceanspace Author Allen Steele
ISBN-10 9781480476325
Release 2015-05-19
Pages 372
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Treachery, greed, and a gargantuan sea monster threaten the inhabitants of a high-tech, deep-water research station in this thrilling undersea science fiction adventure A three-time Hugo Award winner and modern master of hard science fiction now departs from outer space for a vast, unexplored realm that is equally perilous and mysterious. Allen Steele’s Oceanspace is a heart-racing near-future adventure of danger and discovery unfolding in the dark, cold, and merciless depths of the ocean. The undersea research facility Tethys is a technological wonder, self-sufficient and seemingly impervious to natural danger. Located off the coast of Florida deep beneath the surface of the water, the station supports a robotic mining operation on the ocean floor and facilitates the ongoing scientific exploration of Earth’s last frontier. But while on a routine assignment with his colleague Peter Lipscomb, submersible pilot Joe Niedzwiecki comes face to face with something incredible and alive, and only luck—and Peter’s quick actions—can save them. Peter’s wife, a marine biologist named Judith, is determined to uncover the secrets of the mysterious leviathan that destroyed Joe’s sub and nearly killed him. But the strange creature prowling the dark waters is only one of the dangers confronting Tethys.



Lunar Descent

Lunar Descent Author Allen Steele
ISBN-10 9781453274798
Release 2015-05-19
Pages 328
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The former head of a lunar mining operation returns to the moon and is immediately sucked into a dangerous morass of labor troubles, lies, larceny, and corporate wrongdoing in this wildly entertaining science fiction thrill ride There is big trouble on the moon. The blue-collar working stiffs of Descartes Station, who mine the surface for minerals and the North Pole for water, have become increasingly dissatisfied with Skycorp’s general disregard for its employees’ well-being. Following the most recent spate of layoffs, the labor strike grumblings have only grown louder, so the company is sending former base administrator and recovering alcoholic Lester Riddell back into the fold in an attempt to boost morale and output alike. The truth, however, becomes shockingly apparent to Riddell almost immediately upon his return. Not only has he been unceremoniously dumped into a muddled mess of larceny, piracy, and corporate malfeasance, it appears that Skycorp is purposely setting him up to fail—which could spell finis for Descartes Station and every trash-talking, pot-smoking, porn-loving Vacuum Sucker and Moondog who toils there. But as the Skycorp suits are about to discover, they’ve just made the biggest mistake of their corporate lives—because Lester Riddell is nobody’s fall guy. Three-time Hugo Award winner Allen Steele has seen the near future, and it isn’t pretty—it’s noisy, dirty, dangerous, and chaotic. Thrilling, wildly inventive, delightfully profane, and totally outrageous, Lunar Descent is one hell of rocket ride, with a master of science fiction at the helm.



Alternative Journalism

Alternative Journalism Author Chris Atton
ISBN-10 9780857026811
Release 2008-11-20
Pages 192
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"A provocative, inspiring and challenging intervention in both journalism and media studies.... Alternative Journalism is that rare book that services students as much as scholars. It widens the trajectory of media studies and creates different modes of reading, writing and thinking... It offers an alternative history beyond the tales of great men, great newspapers, great editors and great technologies. It adds value and content to overused and ambiguous words such as "community" and "citizenship" and captures the spark of new information environments." - THE, (Times Higher Education) Alternative Journalism investigates and analyses the diverse forms and genres of journalism that have arisen as challenges to mainstream news coverage. From the radical content of emancipatory media to the dizzying range of citizen journalist blogs and fanzine subcultures, this book charts the historical and cultural practices of this diverse and globalized phenomenon. This exploration goes to the heart of journalism itself, prompting a critical inquiry into the epistemology of news, the professional norms of objectivity, the elite basis of journalism and the hierarchical commerce of news production. In investigating the challenges to media power presented by alternative journalism, Atton addresses not just the issues of politics and empowerment but also the journalism of popular culture and the everyday. The result is essential reading for students of journalism - both mainstream and alternative.



Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development

Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development Author Erik S. Reinert
ISBN-10 9781782544685
Release 2016-09-28
Pages 848
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The Handbook of Alternative Theories of Economic Development explores the theories and approaches which, over a prolonged period of time, have existed as viable alternatives to today’s mainstream and neo-classical tenets. With a total of 40 specially commissioned chapters, written by the foremost authorities in their respective fields, this volume represents a landmark in the field of economic development. It elucidates the richness of the alternative and sometimes misunderstood ideas which, in different historical contexts, have proved to be vital to the improvement of the human condition. The subject matter is approached from several complementary perspectives. From a historical angle, the Handbook charts the mercantilist and cameralist theories that emerged from the Renaissance and developed further during the Enlightenment. From a geographical angle, it includes chapters on African, Chinese, Indian, and Muslim approaches to economic development. Different schools are also explored and discussed including nineteenth century US development theory, Marxist, Schumpeterian, Latin American structuralism, regulation theory and world systems theories of development. In addition, the Handbook has chapters on important events and institutions including The League of Nations, The Havana Charter, and UNCTAD, as well as on particularly influential development economists. Contemporary topics such as the role of finance, feminism, the agrarian issue, and ecology and the environment are also covered in depth. This comprehensive Handbook offers an unrivalled review and analysis of alternative and heterodox theories of economic development. It should be read by all serious scholars, teachers and students of development studies, and indeed anyone interested in alternatives to development orthodoxy.



The Year s Best Science Fiction Nineteenth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Nineteenth Annual Collection Author Gardner Dozois
ISBN-10 9781429903820
Release 2002-07-23
Pages 672
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The twenty-first century has so far proven to be exciting and wondrous and filled with challenges we had never dreamed. New possibilities previously unimagined appear almost daily . . . and science fiction stories continue to explore those possibilities with delightful results: Collected in this anthology are such compelling stories as: "On K2 with Kanakaredes" by Dan Simmons. A relentlessly paced and absorbing tale set in the near future about three mountain climbers who must scale the face of K2 with some very odd company. "The Human Front" by Ken MacLeod. In this compassionate coming-of-age tale the details of life are just a bit off from things as we know them-and nothing is as it appears to be. "Glacial" by Alastair Reynolds. A fascinating discovery on a distant planet leads to mass death and a wrenching mystery as spellbinding as anything in recent short fiction. The twenty-six stories in this collection imaginatively takes us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Eleanor Arnason Chris Beckett Michael Blumlein Michael Cassutt Brenda W. Clough Paul Di Filippo Andy Duncan Carolyn Ives Gilman Jim Grimsley Simon Ings James Patrick Kelly Leigh Kennedy Nancy Kress Ian R. MacLeod Ken MacLeod Paul J. McAuley Maureen F. McHugh Robert Reed Alastair Reynolds Geoff Ryman William Sanders Dan Simmons Allen M. Steele Charles Stross Michael Swanwick Howard Waldrop Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.



Spindrift

Spindrift Author Allen Steele
ISBN-10 1101208724
Release 2008-03-25
Pages 304
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Hugo Award-winning author Allen Steele has forged a permanent place in the pantheon of great science fiction authors with his landmark Coyote Trilogy. Now, he returns to that universe and offers a startling glimpse into the future of space exploration—and humanity itself… June 1, 2288—Europe’s first starship, the EASS Galileo, launches on its maiden voyage to venture into unexplored space. Its classified mission: to investigate an unidentified, possibly-alien object traveling outside our solar system, code-named Spindrift. Soon after taking off, the Galileo disappears... February 1, 2344—A shuttle from the Galileo returns to Earth carrying three surviving expedition members. The Galileo has been destroyed, and the rest of the crew is lost—but the survivors have not aged. For they have, indeed, made contact with an extraterrestrial race—and become enmeshed in a conflict that brought them face to face with the most apocalyptic force in the galaxy…



The Alternative Dictionary Of Symptoms And Cures

The Alternative Dictionary Of Symptoms And Cures Author Dr Caroline Shreeve
ISBN-10 9781448117802
Release 2011-12-31
Pages 504
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-An A-Z of symptoms and cures: from abscesses to zinc deficiency -Useful guidelines on more common ailments from the common cold to headaches and childhood illnesses -Practical information on major illnesses from cancer to heart disease -How your body works: why do you fall ill? -What are the choices in medical treatment today? What are the differences between orthodox and alternative methods? -A review of the whole spectrum of alternative medicine from the timeless remedies of the herbalist to the less well-known practices such as Iridology The Alternative Dictionary of Symptoms and Cures is an essential reference book for every home. In clear, layman's terms, Dr Caroline Shreeve provides the most comprehensive guide yet to orthodox and alternative approaches to medical problems and your health. Cross-referenced for easy use, practical and non-technical, this book gives invaluable information and advice for when you and your family are ill.



The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction

The Magazine of Fantasy   Science Fiction Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105017436317
Release 1996-04
Pages
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The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction book for free.



Theorizing Complementary and Alternative Medicines

Theorizing Complementary and Alternative Medicines Author E. Sointu
ISBN-10 9781137003737
Release 2012-04-05
Pages 253
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Rather than physiological health only, complementary and alternative medicines aim at the production of wellbeing. This book explores how the increasing proliferation of holistic health methods are intimately connected with changing configurations of selfhood, gender and class.



Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy

Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy Author Orrin Devinsky, MD
ISBN-10 1934559083
Release 2005-05-01
Pages 344
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Epilepsy is a difficult illness to control; up to 35% of patients do not respond fully to traditional medical treatments. For this reason, many sufferers choose to rely on or incorporate complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) into their treatment regimens. Written for physicians, knowledgeable laypersons, and other professionals, Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Epilepsy bridges the worlds of traditional medicine and CAM to foster a broader perspective of healthcare for patients. The book respects cultural differences that may incorporate alternative medicine into a medical management program, and encourages patients to safely continue receiving necessary medical treatments. Wherever possible, scientific evidence supports the choice of treatment modalities, as well as the effectiveness of a combined traditional and CAM approach. Readers will find incisive discussions in sections on: Learning to Reduce Seizures Asian, Herbal and Homeopathic Therapies Nutritional Therapies Alternative Medical Therapies Oxygen Therapies Manipulation and Osteopathic Therapies Music, Art, and Pet Therapies From stress and epilepsy, to acupuncture, massage, craniosacral therapies, homeopathy, ketogenic diets, aromatherapy, hypnosis, and more, the book is all-inclusive and enlightening. Additional commentary by the editors provides a critical vantage point from which to interpret the data and viewpoints of the contributors, all experts in the therapies presented. This balanced, scientific approach will appeal to even those most skeptical of alternative therapies, making the book essential for every professional who seeks to provide the broadest range of effective patient care.



Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X006015065
Release 1996
Pages
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Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction book for free.



Epilepsy Complementary and Alternative Treatments

Epilepsy  Complementary and Alternative Treatments Author Sally Baxendale
ISBN-10 9781847092304
Release 2012-06-08
Pages 128
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Epilepsy, or seizure disorder, is widespread, affecting more than 350,000 in the UK, and an estimated three million approximately in the US. While anti-epileptic drugs have a major role preventing seizure activity, they may not be totally effective in achieving control, and there is a strong burgeoning interest in lifestyle measures and complementary therapies which may help. This book is intended to be a trusted source to help people with epilepsy make sense of the treatment choices, given that epilepsy is not a single condition and some treatments may work for some but not other forms of the condition. Each chapter includes information about the treatment, evidence, whether it will work for your type of epilepsy, and practical considerations.



The Thinker s Thesaurus Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words Expanded Third Edition

The Thinker s Thesaurus  Sophisticated Alternatives to Common Words  Expanded Third Edition Author Peter E. Meltzer
ISBN-10 9780393338973
Release 2015-08-03
Pages 720
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With over twenty percent more material, a must for any lover of distinctive words. This entertaining and informative reference features sophisticated and surprising alternatives to common words together with no-fail guides to usage. Avoiding traditional thesauruses’ mundane synonym choices, Peter E. Meltzer puts each word—whether it’s protrepic, apostrophize, iracund, or emulous—in context by using examples from a broad range of contemporary books, periodicals, and newspapers. His new introduction makes the case for why we should widen our vocabulary and use the one right word. This groundbreaking thesaurus remains a unique venture, one that enriches your writing while helping you find the perfect word.



Process Studies

Process Studies Author
ISBN-10 UCAL:B3646467
Release 1977
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Process Studies has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Process Studies also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Process Studies book for free.



Changing Career to Change Your Life

Changing Career to Change Your Life Author Kathleen Houston
ISBN-10 0856605328
Release 2000
Pages 140
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Career change is inevitable for many. This text shows readers how to look positively on voluntary or forced career change and make it work for you.



Healing Alternatives for Beginners

Healing Alternatives for Beginners Author Kay Henrion
ISBN-10 1567184278
Release 2000
Pages 201
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This book, written by a registered nurse, gives people a starting place for their journey into taking responsibility for their own health. It answers questions in layman's language regarding meditation and visualization, diets and vitamins, herbs, homeopathy, therapeutic touch, the aging process, AIDS, even natural healing for pets. It is full of anecdotes and examples from the author's own life and the lives of her patients.