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No Immediate Danger

Author : William T. Vollmann
ISBN : 9780399563508
Genre : Science
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“The most honest book about climate change yet.” —The Atlantic “The Infinite Jest of climate books.” —The Baffler A timely, eye-opening book about climate change and energy generation that focuses on the consequences of nuclear power production, from award-winning author William T. Vollmann In his nonfiction, William T. Vollmann has won acclaim as a singular voice tackling some of the most important issues of our age, from poverty to violence to the dark soul of American imperialism as it has played out on the U.S./Mexico border. Now, Vollmann turns to a topic that will define the generations to come--the factors and human actions that have led to global warming. Vollmann begins No Immediate Danger, the first volume of Carbon Ideologies, by examining and quantifying the many causes of climate change, from industrial manufacturing and agricultural practices to fossil fuel extraction, economic demand for electric power, and the justifiable yearning of people all over the world to live in comfort. Turning to nuclear power first, Vollmann then recounts multiple visits that he made at significant personal risk over the course of seven years to the contaminated no-go zones and sad ghost towns of Fukushima, Japan, beginning shortly after the tsunami and reactor meltdowns of 2011. Equipped first only with a dosimeter and then with a scintillation counter, he measured radiation and interviewed tsunami victims, nuclear evacuees, anti-nuclear organizers and pro-nuclear utility workers. Featuring Vollmann's signature wide learning, sardonic wit, and encyclopedic research, No Immediate Danger, whose title co-opts the reassuring mantra of official Japanese energy experts, builds up a powerful, sobering picture of the ongoing nightmare of Fukushima.
Category: Science

No Immediate Danger

Author : Rosalie Bertell
ISBN : 0913990256
Genre : Science
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A radiation research scientist's documented rebuttal to the claim by pro-nuclear officials that there are no harmful effects from low-level radiation from nuclear facilities.
Category: Science

American War Plans 1945 1950

Author : Steven T. Ross
ISBN : 9781135243258
Genre : History
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In late 1945, it became clear that the Soviet Union was an aggressive power. American military planners began to develop strategies to deal with the frightening possibility of a war with the Soviet Union. This work examines those plans.
Category: History

Krav Maga For Beginners

Author : Darren Levine
ISBN : 9781569755372
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Category: Sports & Recreation

Understanding Torture

Author : J. Jeremy Wisnewski
ISBN : 9780748686728
Genre : Philosophy
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Understanding Torture surveys the massive literature surrounding torture, arguing that, once properly understood, there can be no defense of torture in any circumstances.
Category: Philosophy

Process Of Aging

Author : Richard Hays Williams
ISBN : 0202368246
Genre : Social Science
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Processes of Aging: Social and Psychological Perspectives is based on a monumental series of studies on the psychological and social aspects of aging in relation to mental health. This effort gives scientists from North America and Europe an opportunity to explore the concepts, methodological problems, and conclusions of their researches in the rapidly growing field of gerontology. Much work has been done in an attempt to present this material in sequential and systematic fashion. Original work of sixty-six research workers from twelve countries is represented in this two-volume set. They offer an inventory of principal fields of gerontological research, in advanced countries. Human aging, in its many ramifications, is becoming one of the major areas of research interest among an increasing number of students in the biological, behavioral, and social sciences. Although the phenomena of aging were largely overlooked as subject matter for research during the early stages in the development of all basic sciences, it was inevitable that students would eventually become curious about the final processes of maturation. Events of recent years have hastened the need for social action on behalf of older people and, consequently, the need for scientific knowledge about their characteristics, circumstances, and requirements. Processes of Aging: Social and Psychological Perspectives will be of interest to research workers, teachers, and advanced students concerned with the psychological, psychiatric, psychosocial, and socioeconomic aspects of aging. Many of the theoretical and analytical discussions and the specific studies offer guidance for top-level planners and policy administrators in public agencies and voluntary organizations. This volume is highly sensitive to older people as such: how they feel about themselves and the world, and in the way they behave in relation to others. It is must reading in the health and welfare of aging. Richard H. Williams was chief, Professional Services Branch, National Institute of Mental Health. Clark Tibbits was deputy director, Special Staff on Aging, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare. Wilma Donohue was chairman, Division of Gerontology, Institute for Human Adjustment, and professor of psychology, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.
Category: Social Science


Author : Lawrence Vincent
ISBN : 9781606936542
Genre : Fiction
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Its 100,000 years ago and Earth is visited by a benevolent race known as Phalecians. In an experiment, these beings alter the pre-humans' DNA in preparation for their return to Earth once human civilization is ready for first contact. However, as time passes, the Phalecians lose track of Earth's experiment, allowing its inhabitants to continue developing on their own. Earth and humanity are rediscovered by a Phalecian starship passing through the distant part of the galaxy. A massive search begins of Earth's archival records. The Phalecians must now decide whether to make contact or simply leave Earth alone...forever...with a major invasion by the dreaded cannibalistic Thetans looming over Earth's horizon. Author Bio Lawrence Vincent grew up and went to school in Mount Vernon, New York. He currently resides in Stephens City, Virginia. Lawrence teaches biology at a prestigious private college prep high school and community college. He loves doing both and believes his career is an excellent resource for ideas for his writing.
Category: Fiction

Sinking Of The Titanic

Author : Jay Henry Mowbray
ISBN : 9780486134567
Genre : Transportation
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Spellbinding reports by survivors, rescuers, and others of boarding the lifeboats, parting with loved ones, watching the ship sink, and drifting until rescue. Remarkable 1912 "memorial edition," published shortly after the tragedy. Rare photographs.
Category: Transportation

The Writings Of Thomas Jefferson

Author : Thomas Jefferson
ISBN : 9781108032919
Genre : History
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Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third United States President (1801-9) and the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. An advocate of republicanism, he envisioned America as an 'Empire of Liberty' that would strive to promote freedom around the world. First published in 1853-4, this nine-volume edition of Jefferson's writings shows the breadth of his intellectual and political interests. His autobiography, letters, diaries and political memoranda reflect a life lived at the centre of pivotal events, including the French and American Revolutions, and the founding of a new nation. Through them we discover his contribution to the pursuit of world peace, the evolving relationships between the United States and the European powers, and the development of the American constitution and judicial system. Volume 5 contains letters written by Jefferson in the later days of his presidency, offering a vivid picture of his service to his country.
Category: History