Slicing The Silence

Author: Tom Griffiths
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674026339
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The author reflects on his experiences exploring Antarctica, the last true wilderness.

Global Population

Author: Alison Bashford
Editor: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231519524
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Concern about the size of the world's population did not begin with the "population bomb" in 1968. It arose in the aftermath of World War I and was understood as an issue with far-reaching ecological, agricultural, economic, and geopolitical consequences. The world population problem concerned the fertility of soil as much as the fertility of women, always involving both "earth" and "life." Global Population traces the idea of a world population problem as it evolved from the 1920s through the 1960s. The growth and distribution of the human population over the planet's surface came deeply to shape the characterization of "civilizations" with different standards of living. It forged the very ideas of development, demographically defined three worlds, and, for some, an aspirational "one world." Drawing on international conference transcripts and personal and organizational archives, this book reconstructs the twentieth-century population problem in terms of migration, colonial expansion, globalization, and world food plans. Population was a problem in which international relations and intimate relations were one. Global Population ultimately shows how a geopolitical problem about sovereignty over land morphed into a biopolitical solution, entailing sovereignty over one's person.

New Voices New Visions

Author: Catriona Elder
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443838217
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New Voices, New Visions brings together a collection of papers that engage with the ideas of nation, identity and place. The title New Voices, New Visions harks back to earlier scholarship that endeavoured to explore these issues. It therefore makes links between old and new stories of Australian identity, tracing the continuities, shifts and changes in how Australia is imagined. The collection is deliberately interdisciplinary, gathering work by historians, literary and film scholars, communication and cultural theorists, political scientists and sociologists. This mixed perspectives enables the reader to trace ideas, concepts and theories across a range of disciplines and understand the distinctive ways in which different disciplines engage with ideas of nation, space and Australian identity. The book is written in an engaging and accessible manner, making it an excellent text for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the fields of Australian Studies. It will be especially useful for the growing number of students living outside Australia who engage with Australian literature and culture. The book provides a range of topics that introduces students to key issues and concepts. It also situates these ideas in historical context. New Voices, New Visions engages with key contemporary issues in everyday Australian life: environment and climate change, immigration, consumerism, travel and cities. It explores these various topics by considering case studies, both contemporary and historical. For example the issue of attitudes to Asia are analysed through art; the topic of national symbols through the case of the crocodile; approaches to immigration via a popular reality television programme. The contributors to this book comprise some of the foremost Australian scholars as well as emerging scholars. This combination ensures a depth of knowledge but also a vibrancy. The editors are experienced scholars whose knowledge of the field is broad and they have brought a coherence to the material ensuring a strong narrative for the reader.

Necroscope Iv Deadspeak

Author: Brian Lumley
Editor: Macmillan
ISBN: 1466817739
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Brian Lumley's Necroscope novels are one of the horror genre's most towering achievements. They chronicle the adventures of Necroscope, Harry Keogh, his successor, Jake Cutter, and the psychically gifted agents of E-Branch, Britain's super-secret spy organization, and their battles against the malevolent, shape-shifting Wamphyri and their spawn. Their exploits have spanned two worlds, thirteen novels, and an infinity of time. The Necroscope novels have sold more than two million copies in English alone. Tor Books is proud to publish Necroscope: Deadspeak in hardcover for the first time. Previously available only as a mass market, paperback Necroscope: Deadspeak is the fourth volume in Lumley's exciting vampire series, and marks the beginning of a new phase in the story of the Necroscope. Harry Keogh has triumphed over much adversity in his life, from the death of his mother and the discovery of his amazing powers-to talk to the dead and to travel instantaneously to any place via the Möbius Continuum-to the fallout from his war against the vampires. He lost his body, though not his life; his wife and infant son disappeared without a trace; and he had to kill a woman he had come to love. What should have been a joyful reunion with his son was tinged with horror when Harry realized that his boy-now a man-was half-Necroscope and half-vampire, and thus a deadly double threat to all mankind. Father faced son in a terrible battle, and when it was over, Harry awoke safe in his own bed, at home . . . but his Necroscope powers were gone, locked away in the depths of his mind! Now, a new evil rears its head in the Balkan Mountains. Janos Ferenczy, master vampire and black magician, has risen from an ages-long sleep. As the first step in his plans of conquest, he conjures dead men and women into a perverse semblance of life and subjects them to fiendish tortures. But the shrieks of the dead barely begin to satisfy Janos's bloodlusts as he prepares an army of undead warriors to conquer the world. The dead try desperately to attract the Necroscope's attention, but Harry Keogh is deaf to their pleas and their screams. As Harry searches for a cure, he learns that to save mankind he must ally himself with the crafty father of vampires, the infamous Faethor Ferenczy. Centuries dead, Faethor lies in his grave and schemes. He will help Harry defeat Janos-but his price will be very high indeed! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Highlander Tm The Path

Author: Rebecca Neason
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0446565636
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In The Path, published to tie-in with the fantasy adventure TV series Highlander, Scottish warrior Duncan McLeod meets the current Dalai Lama after having departed Tibet in 1781. He has to know whether the Dalai Lama remembers him or not.

Xenomorphine The Bonesetter S Revenge Book 2

Author: Artemis Sere
Editor: Lulu.com
ISBN: 130040079X
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The Crystal Desert

Author: David G. Campbell
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618219216
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Surveys the history of the Antarctica Peninsula, from its exploration and exploitation, to the research projects of contemporary scientists, and examines its unusual animal life. Reprint.

The Truth About Paula Belle

Author: Ashlee Warner
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469194023
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In every truth, there is a lie. Paula Belle figured this out the hard way. When she was ten months old, her parents were murdered. For over a decade, she wondered why. Finally, when she was fifteen, she discovered she had the ability to tell the future, and everything turned around. Secrets and clues revealed themselves, bringing her back to the cottage in the deep woods where it all started. However, little did she know, the murderer was watching the entire time, and what happens when the world thinks youre already dead?

The Routledge Companion To Philosophy And Music

Author: Theodore Gracyk
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1136821872
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The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music is an outstanding guide and reference source to the key topics, subjects, thinkers and debates in philosophy and music. Over fifty entries by an international team of contributors are organised into six clear sections: general issues emotion history figures kinds of music music, philosophy and related disciplines The Routledge Companion to Philosophy and Music is essential reading for anyone interested in philosophy, music and musicology.

Montana Sheriff

Author: Marie Ferrarella
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 1459212614
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Bachelor, Lawman…And Daddy? Montana has always been in Sheriff Cole James's blood. Nothing—and no one—could make him walk away from his home. Not even Ronnie, his best friend and the woman he'd let leave even though he loved her. But now, six years after she took off for big-city life, she's back in Redemption temporarily to help her injured father and brother. That is, unless Cole can convince her to stay in town—and in his heart—permanently. When Veronica "Ronnie" McCloud discovers that the fearless lawman who rescued her family is Cole, she knows it won't be long before her secret comes out: Cole is her little boy's father. Will the truth tear them apart for good, or will it give them a chance to become a family?