Brave New Worlds

Author: Miltényi Eszter
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The Brave New World

Author: Peter Charles Hoffer
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801884832
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The Brave New World covers the span of early American history, from 30,000 years before Europeans ever landed on North American shores to creation of the new nation. With its exploration of the places and peoples of early America, this comprehensive, lively narrative brings together the most recent scholarship on the colonial and revolutionary eras, Native Americans, slavery, politics, war, and the daily lives of ordinary people. The revised, enlarged edition includes a new chapter carrying the story through the American Revolution, the War for Independence, and the creation of the Confederation. Additional material on the frontier, the Southwest and the Caribbean, the slave trade, religion, science and technology, and ecology broadens the text, and maps drawn especially for this edition will enable readers to follow the story more closely. The bibliographical essay, one of the most admired features of the first edition, has been expanded and brought up to date. Peter Charles Hoffer combines the Atlantic Rim scholarship with a Continental perspective, illuminating early America from all angles—from its first settlers to the Spanish Century, from African slavery to the Salem witchcraft cases, from prayer and drinking practices to the development of complex economies, from the colonies' fight for freedom to an infant nation's struggle for political and economic legitimacy. Wide-ranging in scope, inclusive in content, the revised edition of The Brave New World continues to provide professors, students, and historians with an engaging and accessible history of early North America.

Brave New World

Author: Aldous Huxley
Editor: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 9780795311253
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Huxley's bleak future prophesized in Brave New World was a capitalist civilization which had been reconstituted through scientific and psychological engineering, a world in which people are genetically designed to be passive and useful to the ruling class. Satirical and disturbing, Brave New World is set some 600 years ahead, in "this year of stability, A.F. 632"--the A.F. standing for After Ford, meaning the godlike Henry Ford. "Community, Identity, Stability," is the motto. Reproduction is controlled through genetic engineering, and people are bred into a rigid class system. As they mature, they are conditioned to be happy with the roles that society has created for them. The rest of their lives are devoted to the pursuit of pleasure through sex, recreational sports, the getting and having of material possessions, and taking a drug called Soma. Concepts such as family, freedom, love, and culture are considered grotesque. Against this backdrop, a young man known as John the Savage is brought to London from the remote desert of New Mexico. What he sees in the new civilization a "brave new world" (quoting Shakespeare's The Tempest). However, ultimately, John challenges the basic premise of this society in an act that threatens and fascinates its citizens. Huxley uses his entire prowess to throw the idea of utopia into reverse, presenting us what is known as the "dystopian" novel. When Brave New World was written (1931), neither Hitler nor Stalin had risen to power. Huxley saw the enduring threat to society from the dark side of scientific and social progress, and mankind's increasing appetite for simple amusement. Brave New World is a work that indicts the idea of progress for progress sake and is backed up with force and reason.

Brave New Worlds

Author: Bryan Appleyard
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This text takes the liberal humanist position against the advance of scientific ethics (or lack of them), in particular those of genetics. As the achievements of science threaten to engulf this century leaving us morally and philosophically floundering in their wake (what are we going to do about Dolly?), Appleyard engages with the issues in a debate which can only get hotter and more desperate.

Brave New World By Aldous Huxley And Blade Runner The Director S Cut Directed By Ridley Scott

Author: Megan De Kantzow
Editor: Pascal Press
ISBN: 9781740201346
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Huxley S Brave New World Essays

Author: David Garrett Izzo
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786480033
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Aldous Huxley’s prophetic novel of ideas warned of a terrible future then 600 years away. Though Brave New World was published less than a century ago in 1932, many elements of the novel’s dystopic future now seem an eerily familiar part of life in the 21st century. These essays analyze the influence of Brave New World as a literary and philosophical document and describe how Huxley forecast the problems of late capitalism. Topics include the anti-utopian ideals represented by the rigid caste system depicted, the novel’s influence on the philosophy of “culture industry” philosophers Max Horkheimer and Theodor Adorno, the Nietzschean birth of tragedy in the novel’s penultimate scene, and the relationship of the novel to other dystopian works.

Brave New World

Author: Aislinn Goodman
Editor: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438114427
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- Comprehensive reading and study guides for some of the world's most important literary masterpieces. - Concise critical excerpts provide a scholarly overview of each work. - The Story Behind the Story details the conditions under which the work was written. - Each book includes a biographical sketch of the author, a descriptive list of characters, an extensive summary and analysis, and an annotated bibliography

Brave New Worlds

Author: Mickey McDonald
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ISBN: 9781734447903
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A strategic tile-discovery game incorporating every explored world in the Solar System, for 2-6 players ages 10 and up.Players compete in a race to one hundred points as they budget fuel, telescope time, and scientific payload in order to explore the solar system. The playing surface is made up of dozens of circular tiles, each hiding either empty space, a hazard, or a world. As players venture out into the Solar System they reveal more and more of the playing surface, and they make strategic choices about which worlds to explore and how to apportion their limited research budgets.Each of the space agencies represented in Brave New Worlds is real: NASA, ESA, Roscosmos, JAXA, CNSA, and ISRO. In the "Advanced Play" version of the rules, each space agency possesses unique abilities informed by the historical successes of their real-world counterparts. The included rulebook gives some historical background about how each unique ability relates to the successes of their real-life counterparts.More than seventy real Solar System worlds (planets, dwarf planets, moons, moonlets, asteroids, comets, and Kuiper belt objects) are represented in this game, and each copy of the game includes a 120+ page companion book with high-resolution photographs and detailed facts about each one.Included components: 151 playing surface tiles, 102 Fuel tokens, 42 Payload tokens, 72 Telescope tokens, 1 "Launch Button" tile, 6 Space Agency reference cards, 6 "What's out there?" reference cards, 1 scorecard, 6 score markers, 1 rulebook, 1 copy of Brave New Worlds: Guide to the Solar System, 54 plastic miniature spacecraft: 24 Orbiters, 18 Landers, and 12 Crew Modules

Monarch Notes

Author: Paul W. Gannon
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ISBN: 9780760708170
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Brave New World Contexts And Legacies

Author: Jonathan Greenberg
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137445416
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This collection of essays provides new readings of Huxley’s classic dystopian satire, Brave New World (1932). Leading international scholars consider from new angles the historical contexts in which the book was written and the cultural legacies in which it looms large. The volume affirms Huxley’s prescient critiques of modernity and his continuing relevance to debates about political power, art, and the vexed relationship between nature and humankind. Individual chapters explore connections between Brave New World and the nature of utopia, the 1930s American Technocracy movement, education and social control, pleasure, reproduction, futurology, inter-war periodical networks, motherhood, ethics and the Anthropocene, islands, and the moral life. The volume also includes a ‘Foreword’ written by David Bradshaw, one of the world’s top Huxley scholars. Timely and consistently illuminating, this collection is essential reading for students, critics, and Huxley enthusiasts alike.

Dystopia A Christian Essay On Huxley S Brave New World

Author: Richie Cooley
Editor: Richie Cooley
ISBN: 1310990115
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Aldous Huxley's 'Brave New World' has been called a terrific piece of literature ever since its publication in 1932. The lessons that it teaches are even more relevant today. This is a brief review of some of its pertinent themes from a fundamental Christian perspective. The issue of contemporary racism (against Ethiopian Jews in Israel) is also briefly explored. This is the new, edited version.

Oldman S Brave New World Of Wine Pleasure Value And Adventure Beyond Wine S Usual Suspects

Author: Mark Oldman
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393339521
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PBS wine guru Mark Oldman quenches the universal thirst for the affordable gems coveted by insiders. Weary of buying the same old wines again and again? Wine personality Mark Oldman—known to millions of PBS viewers as a main judge on The Winemakers and winner of the Georges Duboeuf Wine Book of the Year Award—is here to rescue your taste buds with a groundbreaking guide to irresistible wines of moderate cost and maximum appeal. In his signature style that Bon Appétit calls "wine speak without the geek," Oldman uses insightful prose, hilarious anecdotes, and ingenious graphics to reveal the secret wines that everyone wishes they were drinking. Not only does he provide the inside scoop on each wine type's taste, cost, pronunciation, and food affinities, but he details the exclusive picks of more than 130 wine-passionate "Bravehearts," including Tom Colicchio, Guy Fieri, and Jodie Foster. Entertaining like no other, this is a guide for everyone who wants to drink like an insider without breaking the bank.

Our Brave New World Compilation

Author: Bradford Koplowitz
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 055733697X
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To a conservative, this book is kryptonite. But, for liberals who love to hate George W. Bush, Our Brave New World is addicting. Rants, which originally appeared on the internet concurrent with his Presidency, will take you back to the inanity and malfeasance of Bush and his cronies - Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice, Rove, Ashcroft, 'Brownie,' Gonzales and Abramoff. Relive such unforgettable moments as Bush proclaiming 'mission accomplished,' the search for the weapons of mass destruction, the revelations at Abu Ghraib, the paranoia of Plamegate, the horror of Hurricane Katrina, and the helplessness of financial meltdown. With sardonic wit, and allusions and quotations from anti-utopian literature, popular culture, and the works of authors like T.S. Elliot and Joseph Conrad, Our Brave New World chronicles a nightmare era in American history.

A Brave New World Emerging

Author: Keith Beasley
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1847530346
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This collection of powerful poems inspire & heal the reader just as they enabled the soul-searching poet to find HIS inner truth and sense of self. Drawing on his experiences of love, nature and life itself, Keith Beasley captures the essense, pain and joy of a journey of enlightenment. From simple rhyme to rap, with many original forms inbetween, this poetry is not only inspired and inspiring but will be accessible to anyone who is on a spiritual growth path or who feels there must be 'more to life'.

Brave New World Revisited

Author: Aldous Huxley
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1407020919
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In his 1932 classic dystopian novel, Brave New World, Aldous Huxley depicted a future society in thrall to science and regulated by sophisticated methods of social control. Nearly thirty years later in Brave New World Revisited, Huxley checked the progress of his prophecies against reality and argued that many of his fictional fantasies had grown uncomfortably close to the truth. Brave New World Revisited includes Huxley's views on overpopulation, propaganda, advertising and government control, and is an urgent and powerful appeal for the defence of individualism still alarmingly relevant today.

Wandering Into Brave New World

Author: David Leon Higdon
Editor: Rodopi
ISBN: 9401209723
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Wandering into Brave New World explores the historical contexts and contemporary sources of Aldous Huxley’s 1932 novel which, seventy years after its initial publication remains the best known and most discussed dystopian work of the twentieth century. This new study addresses a number of questions which still remain open. Did his round-the-world trip in 1925-1926 provide material for the novel? Did India’s caste system contribute to the novel’s human levels? Is there an overarching pattern to the names of the novel/s characters? Has the role of Hollywood in the novel been underestimated? Is Lenina Crown a representative 1920s “flapper”? Did Huxley have knowledge of and sources for his Indian reservation characters and scenes quite independent of and more accurate than those of D. H. Lawrence’s writings? Did Huxley’s visit to Borneo contribute anything to the novel? New research allows substantive answers and even explains why Huxley linked such figures as Henry Ford and Sigmund Freud. It also shows how the novel overcomes its intense grounding in 1920s political turmoil to escape into the timelessness of dystopian fiction.

South Africa S Brave New World

Author: R. W. Johnson
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141957913
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The universal jubilation that greeted Nelson Mandela's inauguration as president of South Africa in 1994 and the process by which the nightmare of apartheid had been banished is one of the most thrilling, hopeful stories in the modern era: peaceful, rational change was possible and, as with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the weight of an oppressive history was suddenly lifted. R.W. Johnson's major new book tells the story of South Africa from that magic period to the bitter disappointment of the present. As it turned out, it was not so easy for South Africa to shake off its past. The profound damage of apartheid meant there was not an adequate educated black middle class to run the new state and apartheid had done great psychological harm too, issues that no amount of goodwill could wish away. Equally damaging were the new leaders, many of whom had lived in exile or in prison for much of their adult lives and who tried to impose decrepit, Eastern Bloc political ideas on a world that had long moved on. This disastrous combination has had a terrible impact - it poisoned everything from big business to education to energy utilities to AIDS policy to relations with Zimbabwe. At the heart of the book lies the ruinous figure of Thabo Mbeki, whose over-reaching ambitions led to catastrophic failure on almost every front. But, as Johnson makes clear, Mbeki may have contributed more than anyone else to bringing South Africa close to "failed state" status, but he had plenty of help.

Consumer S Guide To A Brave New World

Author: Wesley J. Smith
Editor: Encounter Books
ISBN: 1594034265
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" Scare headlines about the first human clones appear in our newspapers. Biotech companies brag about manufacturing human embryos as "products" for use in medical treatments. Events are moving so fast—and biotechnology seems so complicated—that many of us worry we can’t keep up. But now, Wesley J. Smith provides us with a guide to the brave new world that is no longer a figment of our imagination, but a reality just around the corner of our lives. Smith unravels the mystery of stem cells and shows what’s at stake in the controversy over using them for research. He describes the emerging science of human cloning—the most radical technology in history—and shows how it moves forward inexorably against the moral consensus of the world. But at the core of this highly readable and carefully researched book is a report on the gargantuan "Big Biotech" industry and its supporters in the universities and the science and bioethics establishments. Smith reveals how the lure of huge riches, mixed with the ideology of "scientism," threatens to impose on society a "new eugenics" that would dismantle ethical norms and call into question the uniqueness and importance of all human life. "At stake," he warns, "is whether science will continue to serve society, or instead dominate it." In Consumer’s Guide to a Brave New World, Smith presents a clear-eyed vision of two potential futures. In one, we will use biotechnology as a powerful tool to treat disease and improve the quality of our lives. But in another, darker scenario, we will be steered onto the antihuman path that Aldous Huxley and other prophetic writers warned against half a century ago. "

The Transformation Of The Banking Industry A Brave New World

Author: SAS Institute
Editor: SAS Institute
ISBN: 1612900755
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As the banking industry enters a period of profound and probably difficult change, not only do the world’s banks face a tidal wave of post-crisis regulatory initiatives and restructuring, they also face a widespread loss of public confidence. However, new pressures bring new ideas and new opportunities. The transformation of the banking industry: a brave new world is a collection of visionary articles from senior executives illustrating what lies ahead for the banking industry and how that industry is transforming in light of the effects of the global financial crisis. Banks need to understand their customers, their markets, and their risk exposures more than ever. The transformation of the banking industry is a must-read for anyone in the banking industry!

Brave New Worlds

Author: John Joseph Adams
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1597802883
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From Huxley's Brave New World, to Orwell's 1984, to Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale, dystopian books have always been an integral part of both science fiction and literature, and have influenced the broader culture discussion in unique and permanent ways. Brave New Worlds brings together the best dystopian fiction of the last 30 years, demonstrating the diversity that flourishes in this compelling subgenre. This landmark tome contains stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, Cory Doctorow, M. Rickert, Paolo Bacigalupi, Orson Scott Card, Neil Gaiman, Ray Bradbury, and many others.