Autore: Alan Weisman
Editore: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316236500
Grandezza: 12,15 MB
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A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us. In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if relieved of humanity's constant pressures. Behind that groundbreaking thought experiment was his hope that we would be inspired to find a way to add humans back to this vision of a restored, healthy planet-only in harmony, not mortal combat, with the rest of nature. But with a million more of us every 4 1/2 days on a planet that's not getting any bigger, and with our exhaust overheating the atmosphere and altering the chemistry of the oceans, prospects for a sustainable human future seem ever more in doubt. For this long awaited follow-up book, Weisman traveled to more than 20 countries to ask what experts agreed were probably the most important questions on Earth--and also the hardest: How many humans can the planet hold without capsizing? How robust must the Earth's ecosystem be to assure our continued existence? Can we know which other species are essential to our survival? And, how might we actually arrive at a stable, optimum population, and design an economy to allow genuine prosperity without endless growth? Weisman visits an extraordinary range of the world's cultures, religions, nationalities, tribes, and political systems to learn what in their beliefs, histories, liturgies, or current circumstances might suggest that sometimes it's in their own best interest to limit their growth. The result is a landmark work of reporting: devastating, urgent, and, ultimately, deeply hopeful. By vividly detailing the burgeoning effects of our cumulative presence, Countdown reveals what may be the fastest, most acceptable, practical, and affordable way of returning our planet and our presence on it to balance. Weisman again shows that he is one of the most provocative journalists at work today, with a book whose message is so compelling that it will change how we see our lives and our destiny.


Autore: Iris Johansen
Editore: Bantam
ISBN: 0553586513
Grandezza: 52,56 MB
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Jane MacGuire has survived an encounter with a serial killer to pursue her interest in archaeology, but when her friend Mike is shot during a kidnapping attempt, she discovers that the past could have a deadly influence on her future.

The Pregnancy Countdown Book

Autore: Susan Magee
Editore: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781594740879
Grandezza: 46,89 MB
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Using a countdown mode starting on day 280, offers one page of tips, anecdotes, quotes, and information for each day of a pregnancy.


Autore: Deborah Wiles
Editore: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545455499
Grandezza: 57,57 MB
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Four starred reviews greeted this new, groundbreaking classic from Deborah Wiles! Franny Chapman just wants some peace. But that's hard to get when her best friend is feuding with her, her sister has disappeared, and her uncle is fighting an old war in his head. Her saintly younger brother is no help, and the cute boy across the street only complicates things. Worst of all, everyone is walking around just waiting for a bomb to fall. It's 1962, and it seems that the whole country is living in fear. When President Kennedy goes on television to say that Russia is sending nuclear missiles to Cuba, it only gets worse. Franny doesn't know how to deal with what's going on in the world--no more than she knows with how to deal with what's going on with her family and friends. But somehow she's got to make it.


Autore: Kay Woodward
Editore: Zero to Ten
ISBN: 9781840894554
Grandezza: 80,17 MB
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Countdown to bedtime has begun, but every astronaut has to prepare. Moon boots, space costume, co-pilot... This gentle story introduces the numbers from one to ten. Children will adore the bright and fun illustrations and will be engrossed in the preparations for this exciting trip to outer space.


Autore: Mira Grant
Editore: Orbit
ISBN: 031620448X
Grandezza: 28,17 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9461
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The year is 2014, the year everything changed. We cured cancer. We cured the common cold. We died. This is the story of how we rose. When will you rise? Countdown is a novella set in the world of Feed. Word count: ~19,500 Newsflesh Short FictionApocalypse Scenario #683: The BoxCountdownSan Diego 2014: The Last Stand of the California BrowncoatsHow Green This Land, How Blue This SeaThe Day the Dead Came to Show and TellPlease Do Not Taunt the Octopus For more from Mira Grant, check out: Newsflesh FeedDeadlineBlackout ParasitologyParasiteSymbiont Chimera

Countdown Pb

Autore: Amitav Ghosh
Editore: Penguin Books India
ISBN: 0143068741
Grandezza: 14,84 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
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On 11 May 1998 the Indian government tested five nuclear devices some forty kilometres from Pokaran. Seventeen days later Pakistan tested nuclear devices of its own. About three months after the tests, Amitav Ghosh went to the Pokaran area, after which he visited Kashmir as part of the defence minister s entourage. He also went to the Siachen glacier in the Karakoram mountains where Indian and Pakistani soldiers have been exchanging fire since 1983. Ghosh then travelled through Pakistan and Nepal. Countdown is partly a result of these journeys and conversations with many hundreds of people of the subcontinent.


Autore: David Hagberg
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466813377
Grandezza: 34,97 MB
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Vista: 2417
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A high-tension espionage thriller as gripping as Frederick Forsyth's The Day of the Jackal, or Tom Clancy's The Hunt for Red October. A Soviet Agent is found dead inside an Israeli nuclear weapons stockpile so secret the United States doesn't know it exists. A Pershing missile that is guarded around the clock is hijacked from a maximum-security installation at a West German Air Force Base. The U.S.S. Indianapolis, a submarine on training maneuvers off the coast of Italy, suddenly ceases transmitting -- then vanishes without a trace. Two men are behind this deadly wave of terror. Colonel Valentin Baranov, the new head of the KGB, a man intent on destroying glasnost and rekindling the Cold War. And Arkady Kurshin, the ruthless assassin who is Baranov's finest weapon. To stop them, the CIA must turn to maverick agent Kirk McGarvey, a trained killer as deadly as Kurshin. Driven by a vendetta against Baranov, McGarvey stalks Kurshin across the face of Europe, determined to find him before the clock runs out on an act of terrorism so devastating it could alter the balance of world power forever. But a mole inside the Agency is monitoring McGarvery's every move. And the KGB has captured the woman McGavery has come to love... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Autore: Heather Woodhaven
Editore: Harlequin
ISBN: 1488008698
Grandezza: 76,44 MB
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Vista: 3866
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BORROWED TIME When Rachel Cooper witnesses the abduction of her neighbor's young twin sons, she springs into action to save them. But now the thwarted kidnappers are after her…and her only hope of survival is relying on their widowed single father, James McGuire. A weapon has been planted on a satellite James's company is ready to launch, and as the systems specialist, it's his job to stop it. But someone is set on keeping James from preventing the scheduled takeoff—and they'll use anyone close to him as leverage. Now he must find a way to protect his boys and the woman he's beginning to fall for…before the final countdown can even start.


Autore: Jonathan Maberry
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429994606
Grandezza: 46,15 MB
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Countdown: A Joe Ledger Prequel Short Story to Patient Zero "I didn't plan to kill anyone. I wasn't totally against the idea, either. Sometimes things just fall that way, and either you roll with it or it rolls over you. Letting the bad guys win isn't how I roll." Meet Joe Ledger, Baltimore PD, attached to a Homeland task force... who's about to get a serious promotion.