The Phoenix Descent

The Phoenix Descent Author Chuck Grossart
ISBN-10 1503945758
Release 2016-03-15
Pages 356
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The year is 2025. Astronaut Caitlyn "Sif" Wagner and her team emerge from stasis to discover that their Mars mission has gone terribly awry--the crew has run off course in space and, they suspect, in time as well. Their damaged ship returns to an Earth reduced to overgrown cities and blasted terrain. Yet humans have somehow survived, living in caves, foraging at night, returned to a tribal existence. Sif meets Litsa, the fiercest warrior in her tribe, and learns a horrific truth: the planet is overrun with the Riy, a swarm of spore-releasing revenants intent only on spreading their infection. But even as Sif and Litsa unite in combat, they soon realize that the battle against the Riy is only one stage on which they must fight the war for humanity's survival.

David and the Phoenix Illustrated

David and the Phoenix   Illustrated Author Edward Ormondroyd
ISBN-10 9781609772956
Release 2014-02-10
Pages 85
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David has no greater wish than to explore the mountains behind his new home in North Carolina and as he does he finds a wonder never dreamed of, the Phoenix. The Phoenix introduces David to an endless list of his friends from mythology and in the process opens David's eyes to the wide world both the unseen world and seen world. In the unseen world David and the Phoenix share many adventures all the while a scientist is trying to capture the Phoenix to prove to the world that the bird is real. The phoenix takes David on "educational field trips" to meet sea monsters, fauns and other creatures. Plus they hatch a hysterical plot to scare off an over eager scientist from the phoenix's trail. David learns some valuable lessons about life, one is that nothing remains the same as one grows up. The other is... well perhaps you should read the book yourself and find your own lessons within the pages. A well written story, "David and the Phoenix" has no particular time setting so that it could very well be placed in current time. It brings back to me memories of times when life was much simpler, more pleasant and without the problems we as adults face. It's a story of childhood and the dreams that children of every age share and which we all to soon leave behind. Of course, there is the traditional fiery death of the phoenix in the story.

Exploration and Engineering

Exploration and Engineering Author Erik M. Conway
ISBN-10 9781421416045
Release 2015-01-30
Pages 416
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Although the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, has become synonymous with the United States’ planetary exploration during the past half century, its most recent focus has been on Mars. Beginning in the 1990s and continuing through the Mars Phoenix mission of 2007, JPL led the way in engineering an impressive, rapidly evolving succession of Mars orbiters and landers, including roving robotic vehicles whose successful deployment onto the Martian surface posed some of the most complicated technical problems in space flight history. In Exploration and Engineering, Erik M. Conway reveals how JPL engineers’ creative technological feats led to major breakthroughs in Mars exploration. He takes readers into the heart of the lab’s problem-solving approach and management structure, where talented scientists grappled with technical challenges while also coping, not always successfully, with funding shortfalls, unrealistic schedules, and managerial turmoil. Conway, JPL’s historian, offers an insider’s perspective into the changing goals of Mars exploration, the ways in which sophisticated computer simulations drove the design process, and the remarkable evolution of landing technologies over a thirty-year period. "A masterpiece of research and writing."— Quest: History of Spaceflight Quarterly "A 'must' for any reader of modern astronomy who wants insights into how the lab conducts its research, solves problems, and handle[s] technological challenges."— Midwest Book Review "A great tale of ambition, mishap and recovery, building on extensive archival research and interviews with JPL managers, scientists and engineers, to deliver a detailed overview of each mission's feats and failures... Exploration and Engineering is a great book for everyone seriously interested in the struggles and achievements of JPL as NASA's centre for Mars exploration."— Sky at Night Erik M. Conway is a historian of science and technology at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. He is the author of Atmospheric Science at NASA: A History.

Drifting on Alien Winds

Drifting on Alien Winds Author Michael Carroll
ISBN-10 1441969179
Release 2011-02-15
Pages 238
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Ever since the Montgolfier's hot air balloon carried a chicken, a goat, and a duck into the Parisian skies, scientists have dreamed of contraptions to explore the atmosphere. With the advent of the space age, new airborne inventions were needed. From the Soviet Venus balloons to the advanced studies of blimps and airplanes for the atmospheres of Mars and Titan, Drifting on Alien Winds surveys the many creative and often wacky ideas for exploring alien skies. Through historical photographs and stunning original paintings by the author, readers also explore the weather on planets and moons, from the simmering acid-laden winds of Venus to liquid methane-soaked skies of Titan.

The Jason and the Argo

The Jason and the Argo Author Dorothy Olson
ISBN-10 9781483588650
Release 2016-12-05
Pages 200
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My book is a story for young adults who like science fiction along the line of the Anne McCaffrey Dragonrider series but without perhaps the great leaps in time between novels and generational leaps between characters. It tells of space vacationers who get caught in a solar storm and find themselves having to join their damaged ship with an alien vessel which similarly got caught in the storm and damaged. Joining both ships together they are able to navigate and enter a wormhole the aliens (called "Tralians") have been using for time and space travel. Unfortunately, the wormhole was affected by the solar storm, and instead, they end up back in the Bronze Age and witness the destruction of Sodom and Gomorra by the alien navigator accidently hitting the button to their photon torpedo. (I throw in a bunch of history hoping to educate the readers or at least pique their curiosity to read up on history further.) They try again and this time end up at the right time, but on a planet far away from either the Tralians' home or earth and are stuck on it until the wormhole dies down and they can travel safely through it. The Tralians estimate this will occur in about two hundred and fifty years. This gives me time to have them establish a community. The indigenous life on this planet consists of intelligent, mobile and highly spiritual vegetation (called "Emmerinians"). The Emmerinians have a prophecy about someone coming to repair the damage done to their planet by previous visitors. One of their young "sprouts" is found to have the ability to talk with the visitors. The Elders wonder if this might presage a fulfillment of the prophecy, but they bide their time and observe. I throw in the spiritual aspect kind of sneakily, the way C. S. Lewis did in the hopes of exposing youth to the wonder and necessity of God. I think this is something that is woefully lacking in youth today as evidenced by the high rate of teen suicides and mass shootings. They need to be reached somehow. The Tralians have been (harvesting) extinct life forms from the earth hoping to populate a "zoo" back on their home world. These plants and animals (yes, of course, including dinosaurs), along with the modern forms that were carried on the humans’ ship for food are all welcomed by the Emmerinians. The highly technical aliens have to develop solar powered "everything’s" because the Emmerinians (being wood) are mortally afraid of fire and refuse to let them use oil and gas because that would be desecrating their ancestors. The environment will thus remain pure and pristine. Everyone has to work together to create a new workable ecosystem for the good of all. Some boring background is realistically needed to cover the establishment of government, industry and food production but I try to work this in as painlessly as possible. This exposes some of the various forms government can take hopefully showcasing the better aspects. Part II consists of the previous generation having adult children and the towns and, agriculture etc. being well developed. One of the characters "Rory" has discovered ruins which were left by the previous visitors. He discovers that those visitors were also Tralians. The current Tralians have been keeping themselves aloof up in the mountains maintaining a "Greek god" form of lifestyle because they knew this all along. Rory discovers further that there is a population of "Rogue Trees" living in the north which is being affected by a pollution accident from a nuclear reactor left by the previous Tralians which were then asked to leave. Rory and the current Tralians come up with a solution to cure the Rogues and clean up the reactor spill and are thus allowed to remain on the planet for as long as they want.

Rivista di studi italiani

Rivista di studi italiani Author
ISBN-10 UCSC:32106015657692
Release 2000
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Rivista di studi italiani has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Rivista di studi italiani also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Rivista di studi italiani book for free.

River Phoenix

River Phoenix Author
ISBN-10 9781438141381
Release 1999
Pages 48
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River Phoenix has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from River Phoenix also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full River Phoenix book for free.

Incredible Stories from Space

Incredible Stories from Space Author Nancy Atkinson
ISBN-10 9781624143298
Release 2016-12-20
Pages 224
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Experience the Amazing Unmanned Journeys to Explore the Universe In Incredible Stories from Space, veteran space journalist Nancy Atkinson shares compelling insights from over 35 NASA scientists and engineers, taking readers behind the scenes of the unmanned missions that are transforming our understanding of the solar system and beyond. Weaving together one-on-one interviews along with the extraordinary sagas of the spacecraft themselves, this book chronicles the struggles and triumphs of nine current space missions and captures the true spirit of exploration and discovery. Full color images throughout reveal scientific discoveries and the stunning, breathtaking views of our universe, sent back to Earth by our robotic emissaries to the cosmos. -Travel along with the first mission to Pluto -Explore Mars alongside the Curiosity Rover -Join the unprecedented hunt for extrasolar planets -Unlock the mysteries of the cosmos with the iconic Hubble Space Telescope -Discover the latest findings in our solar system -See the future of space exploration with a preview of upcoming missions

Forging the Future of Space Science

Forging the Future of Space Science Author National Research Council
ISBN-10 9780309215893
Release 2010-03-08
Pages 166
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From September 2007 to June 2008 the Space Studies Board conducted an international public seminar series, with each monthly talk highlighting a different topic in space and Earth science. The principal lectures from the series are compiled in Forging the Future of Space Science. The topics of these events covered the full spectrum of space and Earth science research, from global climate change, to the cosmic origins of life, to the exploration of the Moon and Mars, to the scientific research required to support human spaceflight. The prevailing messages throughout the seminar series as demonstrated by the lectures in this book are how much we have accomplished over the past 50 years, how profound are our discoveries, how much contributions from the space program affect our daily lives, and yet how much remains to be done. The age of discovery in space and Earth science is just beginning. Opportunities abound that will forever alter our destiny.

The Phoenix Endangered

The Phoenix Endangered Author Mercedes Lackey
ISBN-10 1429933305
Release 2008-09-16
Pages 416
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In The Phoenix Endangered, second in The Enduring Flame by Mercedes Lackey and James Mallory, Tiercel, a budding High Mage, and Harrier, a reluctant Knight-Mage, develop greater power--and learn of the evils of war when they see the devastation caused by the fanatical armies of the Wild Mage Bisochim. The desert tribespeople led by young Shaiara flee Bisochim's evil, seeking a legendary oasis deep in the desert--a refuge that may hold the key to stopping Bisochim and preserving the Balance between Light and Darkness . . . or that may be the cause of Light's ultimate downfall. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


LSAmagazine Author University of Michigan. College of Literature, Science, and the Arts
ISBN-10 UOM:39015061598101
Release 1992
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In Search of the Supernatural

In Search of the Supernatural Author Bao Gan
ISBN-10 9780804764711
Release 1996
Pages 283
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"This is the first complete translation into a Western language of Sou-shen Chi, a fourth-century Chinese collection of 464 extraordinary, fantastic, or bizarre items. The subjects of these brief anecdotes and narratives include natural curiosities, gods, religious figures, omens, dreams, divinations, miracles, monsters, strange animals, demons, ghosts, and exorcists. The stories range from sober reports of drought and misfortune to accounts of a fox transformed into a turtle, persons whose heads could take independent flight at night, a tryst in a tomb, and the marriages of humans with spirits." "Sou-shen Chi is the oldest, richest, and most consulted example of the chi-kuai genre, an important division of classical Chinese literature demonstrating features of narrative technique and ethereal sensibility that point to chi-kuai as the earliest examples of Chinese fiction. Of the three surviving versions of Sou-shen Chi, the 20-chapter edition translated here is widely accepted as the best representation of the work of its compiler, Kan Pao, the official court historian for Emperor Yuan of the Chin dynasty. The style of the writing is terse, almost austere, and it has qualities of documentary prose, a reflection of its common ancestry with historical writing. An introduction deals with the text and its background, authorship, contents, versions, and transmission." "Sou-shen Chi served as a model for subsequent collections and provided many basic plots, characters, and situations for plays, novels, and even poetry. The stories were widely known and became part of the body of allusions that literate Chinese knew and used in their own writings. For example, in the twentieth century Lu Xun retold, in extended fashion, a tale of magic swords that comes from Sou-shen Chi."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Phoenix of the Opera

The Phoenix of the Opera Author Sadie Montgomery
ISBN-10 9780595429660
Release 2007-02
Pages 216
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A young girl fascinated with the Phantom of the Opera nurses him back to health and falls in love with him, despite his continued feelings for his first love and his efforts to escape his criminal past.

Das Buch des Ph nix

Das Buch des Ph  nix Author Nnedi Okorafor
ISBN-10 9783959814942
Release 2017-10-04
Pages 400
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Man hat sie vieles genannt – ein Forschungsobjekt, ein Ding, eine Abscheulichkeit. Sie selbst nennt sich Phoenix und ist ein genetisches Experiment. Mit nicht mehr als zwei Lebensjahren verfügt Phoenix über den Körper und den Verstand einer Erwachsenen – und über Kräfte jenseits aller Vorstellungskraft. Eines Tages jedoch beschließt sie, nach Antworten zu suchen und bricht aus dem mysteriösen Turm 7, ihrem Zuhause, aus, um zu erkennen, dass dieser keine Zuflucht war, sondern ein Gefängnis.

Interviews with the Phoenix

Interviews with the Phoenix Author Fulvio Caccia
ISBN-10 1550710648
Release 1998-01
Pages 221
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Interviews/Art/Art Criticism. Translated from the French by Daniel Sloate, with an introduction and preface by Fulvio Caccia. Interviews with fifteen Italian-Quebecois artists, spanning three generations. Daniel Sloate, translator of the book, explains that the volume has a parallel structure: on one level it describes the careers of fifteen artists of Italian origin; on another level, invisible and subterranean, it depicts the life of the Italian community in Montreal which, instead of being interpreted, interprets, instead of being a passive object becomes a subject active in and through history... Including interviews with first-, second-, and third-generation Italian-Canadians-painters, writers, and musicians-all of whom in some overt way address issues of transculturation or cultural hybridity in their work, this volume explores both the specific circumstances of these fifteen artistic lives, the historical and contemporary ramifications of Italian immigration to Quebec, and more theoretical issues of art, et

The Phoenix

The Phoenix Author
ISBN-10 KBNL:KBNL03000120105
Release 1872
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The Phoenix at the Fountain

The Phoenix at the Fountain Author Carol Falvo Heffernan
ISBN-10 0874133130
Release 1988
Pages 175
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By exploring the hitherto neglected anthropological and scientific background of these poems' images, this study shows that female physiology and the scenario of female initiation rites constitute such pervasive forces that the interpretation of the poems must be reevaluated.