Download PDF or read online Freeway Fighter (complete collection) Book by Andi Ewington and published by Titan Comics. This book was released on 2017-11-08 with total page 105 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Based on the ‘Fighting Fantasy’ book ‘Freeway Fighter’ by Ian Livingstone. “Absolutely fantastic!” – Heroes Direct The year is 2024: it’s eighteen months since an unknown virus wiped out over eighty-five percent of the world’s population. The remainder were faced with a new world order where violence and chaos rule unchallenged. Forme 1-400 Driver Bella De La Rosa is one of the fifteen percent – living every day as if it were her last. She must hone her racing skills to become a scavenger of the Freeway, and survive any way she can. Collects Freeway Fighter #1-4.
Download PDF or read online The History of Science Fiction Book by Adam Roberts and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-08-04 with total page 524 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book is the definitive critical history of science fiction. The 2006 first edition of this work traced the development of the genre from Ancient Greece and the European Reformation through to the end of the 20th century. This new 2nd edition has been revised thoroughly and very significantly expanded. An all-new final chapter discusses 21st-century science fiction, and there is new material in every chapter: a wealth of new readings and original research. The author’s groundbreaking thesis that science fiction is born out of the 17th-century Reformation is here bolstered with a wide range of new supporting material and many hundreds of 17th- and 18th-century science fiction texts, some of which have never been discussed before. The account of 19th-century science fiction has been expanded, and the various chapters tracing the twentieth-century bring in more writing by women, and science fiction in other media including cinema, TV, comics, fan-culture and other modes.
Download PDF or read online Privacy and Big Data Book by Terence Craig and published by "O'Reilly Media, Inc.". This book was released on 2011-09-23 with total page 91 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : There is a perfect storm brewing. While data is growing at an exponential rate, technology is pushing the transformation envelope making data aggregation and large scale analytic computation easy. What is the most valuable commodity on the market today? It’s us. We are the asset that every company, industry, non-profit, and government agency (civil, internal security, military, or intelligence) wants. In fact, the investment community is placing huge bets on “us.” Our personal digital data is now considered more valuable than diamonds, rubies, gold, or platinum.
Download PDF or read online Brave New World Book by Robert S. Baker and published by Twayne Pub. This book was released on 1990 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Describes the background of Brave New World, discusses its themes, and looks at its critical reception
Download PDF or read online A History of British, Irish and American Literature Book by Hans-Peter Wagner and published by WVT (Wissenschaftlicher Verlag Trier). This book was released on 2021-10-04 with total page 612 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The third revised and enlarged edition contains discussions of British, Irish and American literary works up to 2020. Focussing on outstanding writings in prose, poetry, drama and non-fiction, the book covers the time from the Anglo-Saxon period to the 21st century. The feature that makes this literary history unique among its rivals is the coverage of television/web series as a particular form of postmodern drama. The chapters on recent drama now contain detailed analyses of the development of TV and web series from Britain, Ireland and America, with extensive discussions of those series now considered classics. In addition, there are several major innovative features. To begin with, each century is introduced by a survey of the socio-political and cultural backgrounds in which the literary works are embedded. Furthermore, extensive visual material (more than 160 engravings, cartoons and paintings) has been integrated. This visual aspect as well as the introductory sections on art for each century give the reader an excellent idea of the symbiosis between visual and literary representations. Further innovative aspects include - discussions of non-fictional works from literary criticism and theory, travel writing, historiography, and the social sciences - analyses of such popular genres as crime fiction, science fiction, fantasy, the Western, horror fiction, and children’s literature - footnotes explaining technical and historical terms and events - a detailed glossary of literary terms - chronological tables for British/Anglo-Irish and American literatures an updated (cut-off date 2020), extensive bibliography containing suggestions for further reading
Download PDF or read online Race and Gender in Modern Western Warfare Book by David Ulbrich and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2018-12-03 with total page 441 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This book fills a gap in the historiographical and theoretical fields of race, gender, and war. In brief, Race and Gender in Modern Western Warfare (RGMWW) offers an introduction into how cultural constructions of identity are transformed by war and how they in turn influence the nature of military institutions and conflicts. Focusing on the modern West, this project begins by introducing the contours of race and gender theories as they have evolved and how they are employed by historians, anthropologists, sociologists, and other scholars. The project then mixes chronological narrative with analysis and historiography as it takes the reader through a series of case studies, ranging from the early nineteenth century to the Global War of Terror. The purpose throughout is not merely to create a list of so-called "great moments" in race and gender, but to create a meta-landscape in which readers can learn to identify for themselves the disjunctures, flaws, and critical synergies in the traditional memory and history of a largely monochrome and male-exclusive military experience. The final chapter considers the current challenges that Western societies, particularly the United States, face in imposing social diversity and tolerance on statist military structures in a climates of sometimes vitriolic public debate. RGMWW represents our effort to blend race, gender, and military war, to problematize these intersections, and then provide some answers to those problems.
Download PDF or read online Angelbound Book by Christina Bauer and published by Monster House Books. This book was released on 2019-05-06 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : “Like Shadowhunters...A binge-read book series!” – DesiRae, Goodreads Eighteen-year-old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She’s not your every day quasi-demon, part-demon and part-human, girl. For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory’s arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter Heaven or Hell, they go up against her, and she hasn’t lost a battle yet. But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights aren’t enough to keep her spirits up anymore. When the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of the Demons, Armageddon, shows up at Myla’s school, she knows that things are changing and it’s not looking good for the quasi-demons. Myla starts to question everything, and doesn’t like the answers she finds. What happened seventeen years ago that turned the quasi-demons into slave labor? Why was her mom always so sad? And why won’t anyone tell her who her father is? Things heat up when Myla meets Lincoln, the High Prince of the Thrax, a super sexy part-human and part-angel demon hunter. But what’s a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? It’s a good thing that Myla’s not afraid of breaking a few rules. With a love worth fighting for, Myla’s going to shake up Purgatory. “This book is so wonderful. It's filled with action, mystery, and a forbidden romance. Who doesn't love that?” – Angelic Book Reviews Angelbound Origins In which Myla Lewis kicks ass and takes names 1. Angelbound 2. Scala 3. Acca 4. Thrax 5. The Dark Lands 6. The Brutal Time 7. Armageddon 8. Quasi Redux 9. Clockwork Igni 10. Lady Reaper Love fun legends, myths & fables… or dark fairy tales and folk lore? This series is perfect for teen and young adult readers who want their dark fantasy book series to deliver: action & adventure, badass world building, angels, demons, paranormal romance, fresh themes from contemporary fiction, LOL romantic comedy, gods and goddesses, dark fantasy, strong girls and women as heroines, themes about loners and outcasts, the best laughs in humorous literature, general coming of age whackery, and (most importantly) truly unusual epic fantasy.
Download PDF or read online Urban Revitalization Book by Carl Grodach and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-12-22 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Following decades of neglect and decline, many US cities have undergone a dramatic renaissance. From New York to Nashville and Pittsburgh to Portland governments have implemented innovative redevelopment strategies to adapt to a globally integrated, post-industrial economy and cope with declining industries, tax bases, and populations. However, despite the prominence of new amenities in revitalized neighborhoods, spectacular architectural icons, and pedestrian friendly entertainment districts, the urban comeback has been highly uneven. Even thriving cities are defined by a bifurcated population of creative class professionals and a low-wage, low-skilled workforce. Many are home to diverse and thriving immigrant communities, but also contain economically and socially segregated neighborhoods. They have transformed high-profile central city brownfields, but many disadvantaged neighborhoods continue to grapple with abandoned and environmentally contaminated sites. As urban cores boom, inner-ring suburban areas increasingly face mounting problems, while other shrinking cities continue to wrestle with long-term decline. The Great Recession brought additional challenges to planning and development professionals and community organizations alike as they work to maintain successes and respond to new problems. It is crucial that students of urban revitalization recognize these challenges, their impacts on different populations, and the implications for crafting effective and equitable revitalization policy. Urban Revitalization: Remaking Cities in a Changing World will be a guide in this learning process. This textbook will be the first to comprehensively and critically synthesize the successful approaches and pressing challenges involved in urban revitalization. The book is divided into five sections. In the introductory section, we set the stage by providing a conceptual framework to understand urban revitalization that links a political economy perspective with an appreciation of socio-cultural factors in explaining urban change. Stemming from this, we will explain the significance of revitalization and present a summary of the key debates, issues and conflicts surrounding revitalization efforts. Section II will examine the historical causes for decline in central city and inner-ring suburban areas and shrinking cities and, building from the conceptual framework, discuss theory useful to explain the factors that shape contemporary revitalization initiatives and outcomes. Section III will introduce students to the analytical techniques and key data sources for urban revitalization planning. Section IV will provide an in-depth, criticaldiscussion of contemporary urban revitalization policies, strategies, and projects. This section will offer a rich set of case studies that contextualize key themes and strategic areas across a range of contexts including the urban core, central city neighborhoods, suburban areas, and shrinking cities. Lastly, Section V concludes by reflecting on the current state of urban revitalization planning and the emerging challenges the field must face in the future. Urban Revitalization will integrate academic and policy research with professional knowledge and techniques. Its key strength will be the combination of a critical examination of best practices and innovative approaches with an overview of the methods used to understand local situations and urban revitalization processes. A unique feature will be chapter-specific case studies of contemporary urban revitalization projects and questions geared toward generatingclassroom discussion around key issues. The book will be written in an accessible style and thoughtfully organized to provide graduate and upper-level undergraduate students with a comprehensive resource that will also serve as a reference guide for professionals
Download PDF or read online Conflict Landscapes Book by Nicholas J. Saunders and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2021-06-25 with total page 420 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Conflict Landscapes explores the long under-acknowledged and under-investigated aspects of where and how modern conflict landscapes interact and conjoin with pre-twentieth-century places, activities, and beliefs, as well as with individuals and groups. Investigating and understanding the often unpredictable power and legacies of landscapes that have seen (and often still viscerally embody) the consequences of mass death and destruction, the book shows, through these landscapes, the power of destruction to preserve, refocus, and often reconfigure the past. Responding to the complexity of modern conflict, the book offers a coherent, integrated, and sensitized hybrid approach, which calls on different disciplines where they overlap in a shared common terrain. Dealing with issues such as memory, identity, emotion, and wellbeing, the chapters tease out the human experience of modern conflict and its relationship to landscape. Conflict Landscapes will appeal to a wide range of disciplines involved in studying conflict, such as archaeology, anthropology, material culture studies, art history, cultural history, cultural geography, military history, and heritage and museum studies.
Download PDF or read online 25 Years of Ed Tech Book by Martin Weller and published by Athabasca University Press. This book was released on 2020-02-26 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In this lively and approachable volume based on his popular blog series, Martin Weller demonstrates a rich history of innovation and effective implementation of ed tech across higher education. From Bulletin Board Systems to blockchain, Weller follows the trajectory of education by focusing each chapter on a technology, theory, or concept that has influenced each year since 1994. Calling for both caution and enthusiasm, Weller advocates for a critical and research-based approach to new technologies, particularly in light of disinformation, the impact of social media on politics, and data surveillance trends. A concise and necessary retrospective, this book will be valuable to educators, ed tech practitioners, and higher education administrators, as well as students.
Download PDF or read online Rethinking Los Angeles Book by Michael Dear and published by SAGE. This book was released on 1996-08-20 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : The Los Angeles region is increasingly being held up as a prototype for the collective urban future of the United States. Yet it is probably the least understood, most under-studied major city in the US. Very few people beyond the boundaries of Southern California have an accurate appreciation of what the region is, who lives there, and what it does. This groundbreaking collection of essays brings together well-respected contributors to dispel the myths about Southern California and to begin the process of `rethinking' Los Angeles.
Download PDF or read online Cry Havoc Book by Joseph Maiolo and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2010-09-28 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Did the arms race of the 1930s cause the Second World War? In Cry Havoc, historian Joseph Maiolo shows, in rich and fascinating detail, how the deadly game of the arms race was played out in the decade prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. In this exhaustively researched account, he explores how nations reacted to the moves of their rivals, revealing the thinking of those making the key decisions -- Hitler, Mussolini, Chamberlain, Stalin, Roosevelt -- and the dilemmas of democratic leaders who seemed to be faced with a choice between defending their nations and preserving their democratic way of life. An unparalleled account of an era of extreme political tension, Cry Havoc shows how the interwar arms race shaped the outcome of World War II before the shooting even began.
Download PDF or read online Climate Trauma Book by E. Ann Kaplan and published by Rutgers University Press. This book was released on 2015-12-04 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Each month brings new scientific findings that demonstrate the ways in which human activities, from resource extraction to carbon emissions, are doing unprecedented, perhaps irreparable damage to our world. As we hear these climate change reports and their predictions for the future of Earth, many of us feel a sickening sense of déjà vu, as though we have already seen the sad outcome to this story. Drawing from recent scholarship that analyzes climate change as a form of “slow violence” that humans are inflicting on the environment, Climate Trauma theorizes that such violence is accompanied by its own psychological condition, what its author terms “Pretraumatic Stress Disorder.” Examining a variety of films that imagine a dystopian future, renowned media scholar E. Ann Kaplan considers how the increasing ubiquity of these works has exacerbated our sense of impending dread. But she also explores ways these films might help us productively engage with our anxieties, giving us a seemingly prophetic glimpse of the terrifying future selves we might still work to avoid becoming. Examining dystopian classics like Soylent Green alongside more recent examples like The Book of Eli, Climate Trauma also stretches the limits of the genre to include features such as Blindness, The Happening, Take Shelter, and a number of documentaries on climate change. These eclectic texts allow Kaplan to outline the typical blind-spots of the genre, which rarely depicts climate catastrophe from the vantage point of women or minorities. Lucidly synthesizing cutting-edge research in media studies, psychoanalytic theory, and environmental science, Climate Trauma provides us with the tools we need to extract something useful from our nightmares of a catastrophic future.
Download PDF or read online Angelbound Special Edition Book by Christina Bauer and published by . This book was released on 2018-10-16 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : ***Special Edition Includes Walker's Sketchbook and a Bonus Novella*** Eighteen year old Myla Lewis is a girl who loves two things: kicking ass and kicking ass. She's not your every day quasi-demon, part-demon and part-human, girl. For the past five years, Myla has lived for the days she gets to fight in Purgatory's arena. When souls want a trial by combat for their right to enter Heaven or Hell, they go up against her, and she hasn't lost a battle yet. But as she starts her senior year at Purgatory High, the arena fights aren't enough to keep her spirits up anymore. When the demons start to act weird, even for demons, and the King of the Demons, Armageddon, shows up at Myla's school, she knows that things are changing and it's not looking good for the quasi-demons. Myla starts to question everything, and doesn't like the answers she finds. What happened seventeen years ago that turned the quasi-demons into slave labor? Why was her mom always so sad? And why won't anyone tell her who her father is? Things heat up when Myla meets Lincoln, the High Prince of the Thrax, a super sexy part-human and part-angel demon hunter. But what's a quasi-demon girl to do when she falls for a demon hunter? It's a good thing that Myla's not afraid of breaking a few rules. With a love worth fighting for, Myla's going to shake up Purgatory. "I'm virtually speechless when it comes to this novel. I have not found an author that I adore the writing style of this much since Jennifer L. Armentrout. The world that this author created was amazing." - Brittany's Book Reviews Ideal for readers who enjoy kick-ass chicks, gamma guys, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and happily ever afters. Collected Works Christina is the author of the bestselling Angelbound series about Heaven, Hell and Purgatory, and the angels, demons, dragons, ghouls and humans that call them home; the Beholder series, about a medieval farm girl turned necromancer who needs to save the world; the Fairy Tales of the Magicorum, which takes place in a world like our own but where fairies, shifters and wizards are real; and Dimension Drift, where one sassy teenage girl-slash-scientist plots to save the future from its dystopian fate. Angelbound Origins .5 Duty Bound 1. Angelbound 1.5 Betrothed (Spring 2019) 2. Scala 3. Acca 4. Thrax 5. The Dark Lands (Fall 2018) 6. Armageddon (already here, long story!) Angelbound Offspring 1. Maxon 1. Portia 3. Zinnia (Fall 2019) 4. Kaps (Fall 2020) 5. Huntress (Fall 2021) Beholder 1. Cursed 2. Concealed 3. Cherished 4. Crowned 5. Cradled (Summer 2018) Fairy Tales of the Magicorum 1. Wolves and Roses 1.5 Moonlight and Midtown 2. Shifters and Glyphs (Fall 2018) 2.5. Fairies and Frosting (Spring 2019) 3. Slippers And Thieves (Fall 2020) Dimension Drift 1. Dimension Drift 2. UMBRA 3. Alien Minds 4. ECHO Academy Don't miss out: Get your FREE copy of Christina's novella, BEVERLY HILLS VAMPIRE, when you sign up for her personal newsletter: https://tinyurl.com/bauersbooks ***Not available in stores***
Download PDF or read online Brave New Words Book by Jeff Prucher and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2007-05-07 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Winner of a 2008 Hugo Award, this new paperback takes readers on spectacular tour of the language created by science fiction. From "Stargate" to "Force Field," this dictionary opens a fascinating window into an entire genre, through the words invented by science fiction's most talented writers, critics, and fans. Each entry includes numerous citations of the word's usage, from the earliest known appearance forward. Drawn not only from science fiction novels and stories, citations also come from fanzines, screenplays, comics, songs, and the Internet.