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The War In The Air

Author : Герберт Уэллс
ISBN : 9785040877515
Genre : Fiction
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The War In The Air

Author : H. G. Wells
Genre : Fiction
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The reader should grasp clearly the date at which this book was written. It was done in 1907: it appeared in various magazines as a serial in 1908 and it was published in the Fall of that year. At that time the aeroplane was, for most people, merely a rumour and the "Sausage" held the air. The contemporary reader has all the advantage of ten years' experience since this story was imagined. He can correct his author at a dozen points and estimate the value of these warnings by the standard of a decade of realities. The book is weak on anti-aircraft guns, for example, and still more negligent of submarines. Much, no doubt, will strike the reader as quaint and limited but upon much the writer may not unreasonably plume himself. The interpretation of the German spirit must have read as a caricature in 1908. Was it a caricature? Prince Karl seemed a fantasy then. Reality has since copied Prince Carl with an astonishing faithfulness. Is it too much to hope that some democratic "Bert" may not ultimately get even with his Highness? Our author tells us in this book, as he has told us in others, more especially in The World Set Free, and as he has been telling us this year in his War and the Future, that if mankind goes on with war, the smash-up of civilization is inevitable. It is chaos or the United States of the World for mankind. There is no other choice. Ten years have but added an enormous conviction to the message of this book. It remains essentially right, a pamphlet story--in support of the League to Enforce Peace. K.
Category: Fiction

Crumpled Paper Dolls

Author : Matthew Nolan
ISBN : 9780615126555
Genre : Poetry
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In Crumpled Paper Dolls: A New Orleans Poet, a book of poetry, prose, and journals, Matthew Nolan ignites our senses, depicts the world without filters, demands examination and self-reflection. With the vivid imagery of words, he holds a mirror to our face and makes us see all we hide away. This at first seems like a distortion, but is really an honesty that makes us uncomfortable. Nolan's journals chronicle the struggle of a man pursuing his dream in a world of trials and a mind of dark shadows. In Nolan's writing, nothing is good or bad. It just is. His writing takes us to a place we don't want to talk about, but now may be willing to discuss.
Category: Poetry

U S Air Services

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ISBN : UOM:39015024398961
Genre : Aeronautics
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Compressed Air

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ISBN : UIUC:30112007918375
Genre : Compressed air
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Category: Compressed air

New York

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105123043650
Genre : New York (N.Y.)
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Tales From The New York Jets Sideline

Author : Mark Cannizzaro
ISBN : 9781613210338
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book takes readers on a journey across the maze of musings, controversial happenstance, and occasional brilliance the New York Jets have displayed through the years.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

All The World

Author : Norman D. Ford
ISBN : OSU:32435005347927
Genre : Travel costs
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The Promised Land

Author : Erich Maria Remarque
ISBN : 9781448138265
Genre : Fiction
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From the detention centre on Ellis Island, Ludwig Somner looks across a small stretch of water to the glittering towers of New York, which whisper seductively of freedom after so many years of wandering through a perlious, suffering Europe. Remarque's final novel, left unfinished at his death, tells of the precarious life of the refugee – life lived in hotel lobbies, on false passports, the strange, ill-assorted refugee community held together by an unspeakable past. For Somner, each new luxury - ice cream served in drugstores, bright shop windows, art, a new suit, a new romance - has a bittersweet edge. Memories of war and inhumanity continue to resurface even in this peaceful promised land. A haunting snapshot of a unique time, place and predicament, this is another powerful comment from Remarque on the devastating effects of war.
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The War In The Air

Author : Herbert George Wells
ISBN : UCSD:31822042948729
Genre : Air warfare
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This is the chilling tale of the use of aircraft as war machines of unparalleled destruction, describing battles with land and naval forces years before the world saw anything of the sort. Published in 1908, it predicts the coming war between the great powers of England and Germany, and is a testament to Wells' prophetic vision.
Category: Air warfare

Picking Up On The Streets And Behind The Trucks With The Sanitation Workers Of New York City

Author : Robin Nagle
ISBN : 9781466836730
Genre : Social Science
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America's largest city generates garbage in torrents—11,000 tons from households each day on average. But New Yorkers don't give it much attention. They leave their trash on the curb or drop it in a litter basket, and promptly forget about it. And why not? On a schedule so regular you could almost set your watch by it, someone always comes to take it away. But who, exactly, is that someone? And why is he—or she—so unknown? In Picking Up, the anthropologist Robin Nagle introduces us to the men and women of New York City's Department of Sanitation and makes clear why this small army of uniformed workers is the most important labor force on the streets. Seeking to understand every aspect of the Department's mission, Nagle accompanied crews on their routes, questioned supervisors and commissioners, and listened to story after story about blizzards, hazardous wastes, and the insults of everyday New Yorkers. But the more time she spent with the DSNY, the more Nagle realized that observing wasn't quite enough—so she joined the force herself. Driving the hulking trucks, she obtained an insider's perspective on the complex kinships, arcane rules, and obscure lingo unique to the realm of sanitation workers. Nagle chronicles New York City's four-hundred-year struggle with trash, and traces the city's waste-management efforts from a time when filth overwhelmed the streets to the far more rigorous practices of today, when the Big Apple is as clean as it's ever been. Throughout, Nagle reveals the many unexpected ways in which sanitation workers stand between our seemingly well-ordered lives and the sea of refuse that would otherwise overwhelm us. In the process, she changes the way we understand cities—and ourselves within them.
Category: Social Science

Aero And Hydro

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ISBN : UCAL:C2573646
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