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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.



The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century

The Best Alternate History Stories of the 20th Century Author Harry Turtledove
ISBN-10 9780345449511
Release 2002-01-22
Pages 432
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Explore fascinating, often chilling "what if" accounts of the world that could have existed–and still might yet . . . Science fiction’s most illustrious and visionary authors hold forth the ultimate alternate history collection. Here you’ll experience mind-bending tales that challenge your views of the past, present, and future, including: • "The Lucky Strike": When The Lucky Strike is chosen over The Enola Gay to drop the first atomic bomb, fate takes an unexpected turn in Kim Stanley Robinson’s gripping tale. • "Bring the Jubilee": Ward Moore’s novella masterpiece offers a rebel victory at Gettysburg which changes the course of the Civil War . . . and all of American history. • "Through Road No Wither": After Hitler’s victory in World War II, two Nazi officers confront their destiny in Greg Bear’s apocalyptic vision of the future. • "All the Myriad Ways": Murder or suicide, Ambrose Harmon’s death leads the police down an infinite number of pathways in Larry Niven’s brilliant and defining tale of alternatives and consequences. • "Mozart in Mirrorshades": Bruce Sterling and Lewis Shiner explore a terrifying era as the future crashes into the past–with disastrous results. . . . as well as works by Poul Anderson • Gregory Benford • Jack L. Chalker • Nicholas A. DiChario • Brad Linaweaver • William Sanders • Susan Shwartz • Allen Steele • and Harry Turtledove himself! The definitive collection: fourteen seminal alternate history tales drawing readers into a universe of dramatic possibility and endless wonder.



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.



An Alternative Decision

An Alternative Decision Author I R Jangharia
ISBN-10 9781452004372
Release 2010-04
Pages 348
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It is a book which gives an insight into some fundamental questions of our existence, which you and I have considered within ourselves at one time or another in our lives. Some of us have been too afraid to tackle these type of questions, and some of us have not attempted to research the answers to the fundamental questions of our existence due to not being able to have the time to research them deeply in order to uncover the truth. Sadly, with regret, many of us are simply too ignorant to even consider or research certain truths because we think we know best. It is a book which highlights to the point, in a very concise manner. It is a book which allows you to think. It encourages you to go even deeper into establishing a certain truth for your own satisfaction in your own heart and mind. It is a book simplified even for the intellectuals in order to take up as a challenge for yourself. You certainly owe it to yourself. It is left for you to agree or disagree and come to your own conclusions after considering some or all of the points raised. Or you may still sit on the fence. It opens up another window in your life highlighting the very fundamental issues of the existence of life, and leaves it upon you to come to a decision within yourself. An Alternative Decision, to the one that you might already hold.



Geographies of alternative education

Geographies of alternative education Author Peter Kraftl
ISBN-10 9781447300496
Release 2013-05-08
Pages 290
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This book offers a comparative analysis of alternative education in the UK, focusing on learning spaces that cater for children and young people. It constitutes one of the first book-length explorations of alternative learning spaces outside mainstream education - including Steiner, human scale and forest schools, care farms and homeschooling.Based on original research with teachers, parents and young people at over 50 learning spaces, Geographies of alternative education demonstrates the importance of a geographical lens for understanding alternative education. In so doing, it develops contemporary theories of autonomy, emotion/affect, habit, intergenerational relations and life-itself. The book will appeal to academics and postgraduates in the fields of geography, sociology, education and youth studies. Given ongoing concerns about the state's role in providing children's education, and an increase in the number of alternative education providers in the UK and elsewhere, the book also highlights several critical questions for policy makers and practitioners.



Inner Tranquility A Guide to Seated Meditation

Inner Tranquility  A Guide to Seated Meditation Author Darren Main
ISBN-10 9781483535296
Release 2003-04-15
Pages 100
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Going beyond a basic overview to explain how and why meditation works, this manual provides clear instruction on how to create a daily meditation practice, emphasizing how important it is - especially for Westerners who are not used to being still - to sit correctly. By using contemporary examples from his own practice and more than a decade of teaching various meditation techniques, the information is presented in a modern way that is easy to understand, fun, and attainable. Perfect for both novice and seasoned practitioners, these simple techniques help deepen the practice and explore the physical, psychological, and emotional benefits of daily meditation.



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.



The Year s Best Science Fiction Thirteenth Annual Collection

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Thirteenth Annual Collection Author Gardner Dozois
ISBN-10 9780312144524
Release 1996-05-15
Pages 592
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Collects short stories exploring themes of time and space travel, self-discovery, and science and technology.



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 Little Book of Peace

The Little Book of Peace Author Tiddy Rowan
ISBN-10 0349413851
Release 2018-03-13
Pages 208
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Modern life can often feel hectic, stressful and anxiety-inducing. Now more than ever it is harder to escape the sense of chaos in the world. Tiddy Rowan's timeless book is designed to help us find a sense of inner peace and greater harmony with the people we live near, our environment and the world. The Little Book of Peace is an anthology of musings, insights and stories on peace and how we attain it in life, drawing from the wisdom of philosophers, religious leaders, secular thinkers, writers, poets and artists. This beautifully designed book will inspire, soothe and uplift the soul.



The Heart of Peace

The Heart of Peace Author Rudolf Steiner
ISBN-10 1855841320
Release 2002
Pages 96
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As a spiritual teacher Rudolf Steiner wrote many beautifully formed and inspired verses. Often they were given in relation to specific situations or in response to individual requests; sometimes they were created for general use in assisting the process of meditation. Regardless of their origins, they are uniformly powerful in their ability to connect the meditant with spiritual archetypes and realities, and are valuable tools for developing experience and knowledge of other dimensions. Matthew Barton has delicately translated these meditations into English, many for the first time, and arranged them thematically in this outstanding new series.In this collection of meditations to promote courage and tranquillity, Rudolf Steiner highlights the balancing, harmonizing forces of the heart, which are constantly under attack in our cerebral culture. The verses aim to strengthen the heart by warming and enlivening thinking, allowing for genuine peace of mind; by drawing feeling into the dark depths of our will in order to help develop courage; by nurturing a real sense of peace within the heart and by helping us to help others. Together these verses provide a powerful antidote to the stresses and strains of modern life.



Buddhist Meditation

Buddhist Meditation Author Kamalashila
ISBN-10 9781907314438
Release 2013-03-28
Pages 272
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This book is a comprehensive and practical guide to Buddhist meditation, providing a complete introduction for beginners, as well as detailed advice for experienced meditators seeking to deepen their practice. Kamalashila explores the primary aims of Buddhist meditation: enhanced awareness, true happiness, and liberating insight into the nature of reality. This third edition includes new sections on the importance of the imagination, on Just Sitting, and on reflection on the Buddha.



The Sea of Tranquility

The Sea of Tranquility Author Katja Millay
ISBN-10 9781476730943
Release 2013-06-04
Pages 428
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Teenage former piano prodigy Nastya Kashnikov and Josh Bennett, a lonely boy at her school, enter into an intense relationship, with neither unaware of the dark secrets the other's past holds. Original.



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.



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 Key to Calm

The Key to Calm Author Linda Blair
ISBN-10 9781444765359
Release 2014-02-13
Pages 272
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Why are levels of anxiety and stress rising faster than ever before? Why has no one come up with a solution that offers true and lasting relief? Why has no one found the key to calm? Based on Linda Blair's years of experience as a clinical psychologist, this book not only answers these questions, but offers solutions to achieve calm and serenity in our everyday life. In five simple and effective steps we learn to: Stop, Look and Listen - Stop reacting to what's going on 'without', and regain inner balance and focus. Take Care of Your Best Asset - The best way to adapt to change and solve new problems is to start with the healthiest body and mind possible. Know Yourself - Discover your talents and possibilities, and learn how to use them to best advantage. Simplify - Streamline your life so you have the time and energy not only to cope more effectively with everyday life, but also to embrace new challenges. Reach Out - Understand the benefits of connecting socially, and learn to do so in a way that ensures a sense of safety and meaning. Linda Blair's proven programme will teach you how to find the balance, purpose and tranquillity you seek and enable you to find calm.