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Countdown City

Author : Ben H. Winters
ISBN : 9781594746260
Genre : Fiction
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Losing his job in the wake of an asteroid collision that is set to decimate the planet in 74 days, Detective Hank Palace agrees to help a woman from his past find her missing husband in a world that is rapidly descending into apocalyptic chaos. By the Edgar Award-nominated author of Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. Original.
Category: Fiction

Apocalyptic Chic

Author : Barbara Brodman
ISBN : 9781683930518
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book focuses on legends and images of the apocalypse and post-apocalypse in film and graphic arts, literature and lore from early to modern times and from cultures around the world. It reflects an increasingly popular leitmotif in literature and visual arts of the modern century: humanity’s fear of extinction and quest for survival.
Category: Literary Criticism

Denver Aquarius

Author : Alan W. Lehmann
ISBN : 9781525533273
Genre : Fiction
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As America’s psychedelic sixties bled into the self-absorbed seventies, traditional churches, old psychological theories and political dogmas slid into disrepute. Natural cures, self-help books, and Eastern religions vied energetically to replace them, all to a rich soundtrack of memorable popular music. Unlike those who sought out a monastery in India, or extensive world travel to ‘find themselves’, Danny Kohl picked Denver, Colorado, where he embarked on a personal renaissance with the help of many unique new friends and acquaintances. There he discovered that life does not lose its humor in times of fear and trauma any more than it becomes frivolous when we laugh.
Category: Fiction

Entertaining Futility

Author : Andrew McMurry
ISBN : 9781623496852
Genre : Nature
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In playfully pessimistic and thought-provoking essays, author Andrew McMurry explores a vital but fundamentally perverse human practice: destroying our planet while imagining we are not. How are humans able to do this? Entertaining Futility: Despair and Hope in the Time of Climate Change investigates the discourses of hope, progress, and optimism in the era of climate change, concepts that, McMurry argues, are polite names for blind faith, greed, and wishful thinking. The itemized list of humanity’s arrogance can quickly lead to despair, so McMurry compensates by presenting the news in a darkly comic and irreverent style. McMurry believes human culture relies on a full suite of rhetorical tricks to distract us from our own demise. He investigates the role language, discourse, media, and technology play in shaping perceptions and misperceptions of our complex environmental crises. Writing in a mode that freely mixes the scholarly, fictive, poetic, and personal, McMurry draws on philosophy, history, ecology, film, science fiction, and pop culture to raise questions that are difficult to face, let alone answer. In the author’s words, “our age is utterly paralyzing unless you can crack jokes about it.” Entertaining Futility offers no easy solutions to today’s environmental calamities and, in fact, claims that perhaps the continual proposing of solutions is part of the problem. Instead, McMurry encourages readers to examine their own deeply held beliefs about the environment and the future and to look more closely at where those beliefs originate. By pulling back the curtain, he reveals the rhetorical and cultural ruses that distract us from the reality of our environmental crises.
Category: Nature

Rain May And Captain Daniel

Author : Catherine Bateson
ISBN : 9780702256271
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Rain May and her mum escape their old inner-city life for a dream house in the country. But there are more than a few suprises in store - like discovering a platypus or the fun of fridge poetry and phenomenally bright eleven-year-old, Captain Daniel, who lives next door. Together these unlikely friends adventure where no one has gone before.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Golden State

Author : Ben H. Winters
ISBN : 9781473539501
Genre : Fiction
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___________________ 'A prescient, devastating commentary on humanity’s disintegrating attachment to reality and truth... Winters has written a 1984 for the 21st century. Not just a thrilling book, but an important one' Blake Crouch, author of Dark Matter and TV series Wayward Pines 'A dystopia for our times' Financial Times ‘A wry commentary on our current era’ Guardian ___________________ Welcome to Golden State, where the worst crime you can commit is to lie. Laz Ratesic is a veteran of the State’s special police. Those in power rely on Laz to discover the full and final truth. But when a man falls from a roof in suspicious circumstances, it sets in motion a terrifying series of events which will shatter Laz’s world for ever. Because when those in control of the truth decide to twist it, only those with the power to ask questions can fight back. ___________________ Golden State is an ambitious and frighteningly timely novel set in a world where everything is recorded and no one can be trusted. For anyone who loved The Handmaid's Tale, The Power and Station Eleven. 'Pacy and compelling' SFX 'Golden State is fascinating, cutting and ultimately inspiring' SciFiNow
Category: Fiction

Countdown To Victory

Author : Barry Turner
ISBN : 9781444764864
Genre : History
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In standard histories of the Second World War, the last six months in the western European arena invariably make a short epilogue. After the German failure in the Battle of the Bulge, Hitler's bold counter attack across the Ardennes, the war is often assumed to have been all over bar sporadic shooting. This was far from the truth; it was certainly not how those soldiers and civilians at the front saw it. Drawing on American, British, Canadian, German, Dutch and Scandinavian sources, most of them previously unpublished, and starting with the Battle of the Bulge, COUNTDOWN TO VICTORY tells the little known story of those final months through the eyes of ordinary people who had to live the trauma.
Category: History

Countdown To A New Library

Author : Jeannette Woodward
ISBN : 0838907679
Genre : Architecture
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Provides advice to librarians overseeing building projects, including guidelines on communicating with architects and contractors, keeping within time and budget constraints, and meeting standards and ADA requirements.
Category: Architecture

3797 Countdown

Author : Jude McGregor
ISBN : 9780985363512
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3797 Countdown is a story filled with controversy. It is a story about three friends, one of whom thinks he may have found answers to some of the prophecies about the end of the world. As the three high school friends reunite, a conversation begins where one of them explains how the end-times prophecies are being fulfilled. He thinks we are already in Armageddon and the Great War is just around the corner. As the story unfolds, he weaves together predictions from different sources to try to explain recent and future events; and to what end they might be leading to. The information comes from ancient and not-so-ancient writings: from the Bible to Nostradamus, from the Aztecs and Mayans to Edgar Cayce, from the Hindus to the Fatima visions, from Astrology and Numerology to Astronomy and Astrophysics; and connects some of the prophecies to actual news reports. It is bold, shocking and offensive. It may incite fear in some readers and anger in others but may also inspire hope in a few.

Countdown To Freedom

Author : Willem Ridder
ISBN : 9781434312297
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Countdown to Freedom" is the story of a young Dutch boy from the big port city of Rotterdam, Holland who experienced first-hand the invasion of his country by the Nazis in 1940, the wanton bombing of the city by the German Luftwaffe, numerous bombings by the Allied Air forces, persecution of the Jewish population, reprisal killings, the gradual loss of all freedoms, the taking of thousands of slave laborers, the terrible 'hunger winter' of 1944/1945 when thousands of people starved to death and the dropping of food by B-17's and Lancasters to the starving population toward the end of the war. Throughout the war the desire to be free became an obsession. But not all was gloom and doom. There were funny moments and the population never lost its sense of humor. The family enjoyed some good times and laughed but those moments were always experienced under the oppressive Nazi cloak. Symbols of freedom were the contrails of thousands of bombers that would fly over Rotterdam on their way to targets in Germany and the lone Spitfire that one time swooped down low, rocked its wings several times, waved at us and then sped away. But it is not just Freedom for its own sake rather what in the end the cost of that freedom was. That is the story and the message the author would like to get across.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Countdown To The Apocalypse

Author : Grant R. Jeffrey
ISBN : 9780307446077
Genre : Religion
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Daniel prophesied the rise of global government in your future A number of prophets had a glimpse of the future, but God gave only one prophet a precise calendar of the end-times events that will affect the current generation. Writing more than 2,500 years ago, Daniel described a series of cataclysmic events and the signs that will precede the end times. According to prophecy expert Grant R. Jeffrey, many of the signs that Daniel pointed to are visible in our world today. Daniel’s vision reveals startling details about the identity of the coming Antichrist, his political career, his death, and his Satanic resurrection. After completing an exhaustive study of Daniel’s prophecies, Dr. Jeffrey presents a detailed description of the Antichrist’s rise as world dictator, the mark of the beast, and the political maneuvering that will set the stage for global government. In light of the Hebrew calendar and the cycle of Jewish festivals, Dr. Jeffrey uncovered precise dates for major apocalyptic events, including a timeline for the Antichrist’s rise to power, the major events of the Tribulation, and the timing of the Battle of Armageddon. God allowed Daniel to see the world we will soon live in as we approach the time for the return of the Messiah. Now learn exactly what Daniel knew. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Category: Religion


Author : Sir Patrick Moore
ISBN : 9780752496696
Genre : History
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Written with his trademark combination of wit and accessible science, and updated to include the latest theories on asteroids and climate change, this is a must-read book for anyone with an interest in popular science in general, and how the world might end in particular.
Category: History

Jerusalem Countdown Revised And Updated

Author : John Hagee
ISBN : 9781599793153
Genre : Religion
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BEST SELLER WITH OVER 1 MILLION COPIES SOLD World War III Has Begun! This revision of Jerusalem Countdown, updated to address the recent conflict with Hezbollah, the roles of North Korea and Syria in the coming nuclear showdown, and the infiltration of Islamic terrorists on American soil. Enhancing the message of the original edition, which has sold more than 800,000 copies, John Hagee anticipates Israel’s strategies toward the Iranian threat and the resulting effect upon America. Hagee skillfully unveils the reasons radical Islam and Israel cannot dwell peaceably together as he paints a convincing picture explaining why Christians must support the State of Israel. About the Author John Hagee is the senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in San Antonio, Texas. The nondenominational evangelical church now has more than 18,000 active members. Known best nationally for his End-Times writings, he has authored several fiction and nonfiction best sellers.
Category: Religion

Countdown To The Year 1000 8

Author : Kate McMullan
ISBN : 9781101142110
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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It's the year 999 and the end of the world is coming-at least according to a mysterious prophecy. But then Wiglaf meets a strange boy who claims to have come from the future. It's Zack, star of the best-selling The Zack FilesTM series by Dan Greenburg, and he says he's living proof that there is life after the year 1000!
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ISBN : UCR:31210015898305
Genre : Nevada
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Countdown To Creative Writing

Author : Stephen Bowkett
ISBN : 9781135246563
Genre : Education
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Developing children's writing abilities boosts their confidence, creates enjoyment and relevance in the task and cultivates a range of decision-making and problem-solving skills that can then be applied across the curriculum. The Countdown series provides all the support you need in helping children to improve their prose, poetry and non-fiction writing. Countdown to Creative Writing is a comprehensive and flexible resource that you can use in different ways: 60 stand-alone modules that cover all the essential aspects of writing a story countdown flowchart providing an overview showing how modules are linked and how teachers can progress through them with the children photocopiable activity sheets for each module that show how to make the decisions and solve the problems that all writers face along the road from first idea to finished piece of work teachers' notes for each module with tips and guidance including how modules could be used as stand-alone units, but also with suggestions for useful links between modules, and curriculum links a self-study component so that children can make their own progress through the materials, giving young writers a sense of independence in thinking about their work 'headers' for each module showing where along the 'countdown path' you are at that point. In short Countdown to Creative Writing saves valuable planning time and gives you all the flexibility you need - teachers might want to utilise either the self-study or 'countdown' aspects of the book, or simply dip into it for individual lesson activities to fit in with their own programmes of work.
Category: Education


Author : Zanchi
ISBN : 9780595302338
Genre : Fiction
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The United States and Russia battle to control their deadly nuclear arsenals as Nick Logan struggles to prevent a terrorist plot that will leave the United State's nuclear missiles paralyzed. With two of his team already brutally murdered, a third, Kate Peters, is running for her life. Kate, torn between her loyalty to her father and her love for Nick, alone has the code needed to unlock the U.S. nuclear weapons; without it they are useless. Against them are Russian agents led by Ivan Malenkov and the cold-blooded Egor Skulsky. Also, Victor Noble, ambassador-at-large with presidential ambitions, has his own agenda and is willing to take great risks with the security of the United States to achieve it. Teaming with Nick is Captain Eric Johnson, brother of one of the dead men, and his elite MicroForce unit. Equipped with top-secret military technology, they are the most lethal fighting force on earth. Their success or failure will determine the fate of the United States and the world.
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Countdown To Danger

Author : Hannah Alexander
ISBN : 9781460345122
Genre : Fiction
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Danger rings in the New Year in these two suspenseful novellas Alive After New Year by Hannah Alexander An anonymous note demands millions of dollars—and in return, Lynley Marshall can keep her life. Lynley turns to new police chief John Russell for protection. The handsome widower promises to keep her safe. But time is running out as the clock ticks closer to midnight—and to the deadline for the culprit's demands. New Year's Target by Jill Elizabeth Nelson When a sniper shoots at Cassidy Ferris on a ski slope, the wounded police detective is shocked by her rescuer's identity—her childhood nemesis, Tim Halstead. And as the threats escalate, they must join forces to uncover why a killer has targeted them both.
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