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Nobody Owns The Moon

Author : Tohby Riddle
ISBN : 0143504118
Genre : Donkeys
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Clive Prendergast is a fox with a regular job and a place to call home. His friend Humphrey is a struggling donkey with no fixed address. Life in the city is a mixed bag for these two, but a special-looking blue envelope is a about to change everything - at least for one wonderful night. Set in a bustling big city, Nobody Owns the Moon is a whimsical and moving story about friendship and belonging.
Category: Donkeys

Nobody Owns The Moon

Author : Tony Milligan
ISBN : 9781476618395
Genre : Science
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Space exploration and off-world commercial activity engage the attention of both enthusiasts and skeptics. Despite differing opinions, what does seem clear is that such activity has increased and is set to expand further—and dramatically so—during the present century. This book explores some of the ethical issues of the emerging space frontier and evaluates the prospects for the medium-range future: Can terraforming of other worlds succeed? Would it be defensible? Should there be limits to mining in space? Do lifeless planets have an integrity that ought to be respected? Could indigenous microbacteria have intrinsic value? Do we have a duty to extend human life? The ethics of sending generation ships on interstellar journeys and the risks associated with seeding other worlds with rudimentary forms of life are also discussed. As exploration is as much about humanity as it is about space, the book concludes with a study of the connection between the sharing of a home planet and membership of a single moral community.
Category: Science

Who Owns The Moon

Author : Virgiliu Pop
ISBN : 9781402091353
Genre : Science
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This work investigates the permissibility and viability of property rights on the - lestial bodies, particularly the extraterrestrial aspects of land and mineral resources ownership. In lay terms, it aims to ?nd an answer to the question “Who owns the Moon?” The ?rst chapter critically analyses and dismantles with legal arguments the issue of sale of extraterrestrial real estate, after having perused some of the trivial claims of celestial bodies ownership. The only consequence these claims have on the plane of space law is to highlight the need for a better regulation of extraterrestrial landed property rights. Next, thebook addresses theapparent silenceofthelawinthe?eldofextraterr- trial landed property, scrutinizing whether the factual situation on the extraterrestrial realms calls for legal regulations. The sources of law are examined in their dual dimension – that is, the facts that have caused and shaped the law of extraterrestrial real estate, and the norms which express this law. It is found that the norms and rules regarding property rights in the celestial realms are rather limited, failing to de?ne basic concepts such as celestial body.
Category: Science

Moon

Author : Viorel Badescu
ISBN : 9783642279690
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The Earth has limited material and energy resources. Further development of the humanity will require going beyond our planet for mining and use of extraterrestrial mineral resources and search of power sources. The exploitation of the natural resources of the Moon is a first natural step on this direction. Lunar materials may contribute to the betterment of conditions of people on Earth but they also may be used to establish permanent settlements on the Moon. This will allow developing new technologies, systems and flight operation techniques to continue space exploration. In fact, a new branch of human civilization could be established permanently on Moon in the next century. But, meantime, an inventory and proper social assessment of Moon’s prospective energy and material resources is required. This book investigates the possibilities and limitations of various systems supplying manned bases on Moon with energy and other vital resources. The book collects together recent proposals and innovative options and solutions. It is a useful source of condensed information for specialists involved in current and impending Moon-related activities and a good starting point for young researchers.
Category: Technology & Engineering

Women In Security

Author : Debra A. Christofferson
ISBN : 9783319577951
Genre : Science
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This volume examines core areas of development in security, emphasizing the pivotal contributions of women to the field’s evolution. The author first covers a broad spectrum of key topics, including how security is created, where innovation occurs, what the underpinnings are, and who supports it and how. After an overview of the field, female security professionals share their own stories of technology and innovation in security today; the foundation, where research is headed, and the emerging trends. Women currently make up a very small pocket of cyber security staffing – this book aims to increase the visibility of women in the field and their contributions and encourage other females to join the field. The contributors hold various roles from executive leadership, to engineers, analysts, and researchers.
Category: Science

The Astronaut S Cat

Author : Tohby Riddle
ISBN : 9781760873783
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The astronaut's cat is an inside cat. And she likes it like that. The astronaut's cat is an inside cat - on the Moon! But she dreams about the strange outside world - and the mysterious blue ball that rises into the ink-black sky . . . A wonderfully whimsical, funny and surprising story of a very unusual 'inside cat' - by one of Australia's finest picture-book creators. Perfect for readers who are intrigued or inspired by the landscapes of the Moon and the Earth - or fascinated by the inner life of cats.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Ladder To The Moon

Author : Allegra Taylor
ISBN : 9781446490204
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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In many parts of the world there is a gathering groundswell of women seeking to reclaim their own direct experience of spiritual vision. The Goddess has become one of the most potent images of our time. Women are personally and collectively recovering their voices. Ladder to the Moon is a journey of discovery - meetings with women, like the author herself, who are asking, "What happened to the feminine aspect of the Divine? Was it ever there? If it was, can we reclaim it and come in from the cold? How can a woman, discouraged by the misogyny of most religions, begin to find a meaningful path?" The book is warmly personal and anecdotal - an Everywoman's search.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Ethics Of Space Exploration

Author : James S.J. Schwartz
ISBN : 9783319398273
Genre : Philosophy
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This book aims to contribute significantly to the understanding of issues of value (including the ultimate value of space-related activities) which repeatedly emerge in interdisciplinary discussions on space and society. Although a recurring feature of discussions about space in the humanities, the treatment of value questions has tended to be patchy, of uneven quality and even, on occasion, idiosyncratic rather than drawing upon a close familiarity with state-of-the-art ethical theory. One of the volume's aims is to promote a more robust and theoretically informed approach to the ethical dimension of discussions on space and society. While the contributions are written in a manner which is accessible across disciplines, the book still withstands scrutiny by those whose work is primarily on ethics. At the same time it allows academics across a range of disciplines an insight into current approaches toward how the work of ethics gets done. The issues of value raised could be used to inform debates about regulation, space law and protocols for microbial discovery as well as longer-range policy debates about funding.
Category: Philosophy

Economy

Author : DK
ISBN : 9781405353854
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Help your child learn about the economy with this fact-packed guide, in e-book format From how stocks and shares are bought and sold to why some countries are rich, while others are poor; they'll find out about supply and demand, prices and profit, finance and credit and much more about how our economies works.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

If We Can Put A Man On The Moon

Author : William D. Eggers
ISBN : 9781422155127
Genre : Political Science
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The American people are frustrated with their government-dismayed by a series of high-profile failures (Iraq, Katrina, the financial meltdown) that seems to just keep getting longer. Yet our nation has a proud history of great achievements: victory in World War II, our national highway system, welfare reform, the moon landing. We need more successes like these to reclaim government's legacy of competence. In If We Can Put a Man on the Moon, William Eggers and John O'Leary explain how to do it. The key? Understand-and avoid-the common pitfalls that trip up public-sector leaders during the journey from idea to results. The authors identify pitfalls including: -The Partial Map Trap: Fumbling handoffs throughout project execution -The Tolstoy Syndrome: Seeing only the possibilities you want to see -Design-Free Design: Designing policies for passage through the legislature, not for implementation -The Overconfidence Trap: Creating unrealistic budgets and timelines -The Complacency Trap: Failing to recognize that a program needs change At a time of unprecedented challenges, this book, with its abundant examples and hands-on advice, is the essential guide to making our government work better. A must-read for every public official, this book will be of interest to anyone who cares about the future of democracy.
Category: Political Science

Carolina Moon

Author : Nora Roberts
ISBN : 1101537817
Genre : Fiction
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#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a novel of redemption and suspense, as a woman haunted by the unsolved murder of her childhood friend returns to her small South Carolina hometown. . . . Tory Bodeen grew up in a run-down house where her father ruled with an iron fist and a leather belt—and where her dreams and talents had no room to flourish. Her one escape was her neighbor Hope, who lived in the big house just a short skip away, and whose friendship allowed Tory to be something she wasn’t allowed to be at home: a child. Then Hope was brutally murdered, and everything fell apart. Now, as she returns to Progress with plans to settle in and open a stylish home-design shop, Tory is determined to find a measure of peace and free herself from the haunting visions of the past. As she forges a new bond with Cade Lavelle—Hope’s older brother and the heir to the family fortune—she isn’t sure whether the tragic loss they share will unite them or drive them apart. But she is willing to open her heart, just a little, and try. But living so close to those unhappy memories will be more difficult and frightening than Tory could ever have expected. Because Hope’s murderer is nearby as well. . . . “Roberts may have achieved her personal best in this tense Southern Gothic. As atmospheric and unsettling as a Tennessee Williams play. . . . This is romantic drama at its best.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Category: Fiction

The Moonstone

Author : Wilkie Collins
ISBN : 9781460401347
Genre : Fiction
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Intrigue, investigations, thievery, drugs and murder all make an appearance in Collins’s classic who-done-it, The Moonstone. Published in serial form in 1868, it was inspired in part by a spectacular murder case widely reported in the early 1860s. Collins’s story revolves around a diamond stolen from a Hindu holy place. On her eighteenth birthday, Rachel Verinder receives the diamond, but by the following morning the stone has been stolen again. As the story unravels through multiple eyewitness accounts, the elderly Sergeant Cuff—with a face “sharp as a hatchet”—looks for the culprit. One of Collins’s best-loved novels, with an exciting plot moved along by deftly-drawn characters and elegant pacing, The Moonstone was also turned into a play by Collins; the play appears as an appendix to this edition.
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Vultures Moon

Author : William Stafford
ISBN : 9781783332854
Genre : Fiction
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Life is tough on the frontier world of Vultures' Moon. Gunslinger Jed and his trusty Horse do what they can to keep the peace but when an old enemy sets a plan in motion that threatens to destroy everything, Jed has to go to extremes to protect the settlers. From the writer of Octavius Mint & The Indigo Dragon, this action-packed space western puts a new spin on traditional characters and situations.
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Ma I Ve Reached For The Moon An I M Hittin The Stars

Author : Martha Long
ISBN : 9781780574943
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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After a failed suicide attempt and recovery in the mad house, Martha is heading for France to be reunited with the one true love of her life. Father Ralph Fitzgerald rescued her from the streets when she was sixteen and was the first person to show Martha true love and affection. But their relationship threatened his vocation and he eventually fled to Africa to take up missionary work. Martha never got over losing him and now, after nearly twenty years, he has made contact again. She sets off on a mission to find him and uncover his motives for getting in touch. Does he still love her? Has he left the priesthood? Is he now free to marry her? She needs to know what the future is going to hold.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Traitor To His Class

Author : Hilary Rosenberg
ISBN : 0471174483
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A fascinating biography of the visionary behind the shareholder activist movement "Bob Monks is a truly rare creature, not only a businessman turned political activist, which is rare enough, but an activist in and on behalf of business, which makes him virtually unique." -Nelson W. Aldrich, Jr. author, Old Money: The Making of America's Upper Class. "A Traitor to His Class is a fascinating account of an idealistic visionary in action." -Ben Makihara, Chairman, Mitsubishi Corporation. "A superbly written book that provides a fascinating and candid insight on the brilliant but complex Bob Monks. A must read for any director, corporate shareholder, or employee of a public enterprise." -L. Dennis Kozlowski, Chairman and CEO, Tyco International Ltd. "One of the most interesting players in the development of corporate governance has been (the often controversial) Bob Monks. This well-written and lively biography puts him and his role in perspective-scholars, for information, and CEOs, for survival, ought to read it." -John Biggs, Chairman, President and CEO, TIAA-CREF. "An interesting story of one of the early proponents of changes in corporate governance and a formidable personal opponent in several corporate battles." -Martin Lipton, Esq., Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. Ask anyone who knows Robert Monks to describe him, and words such as "visionary," "determined," and "passionate" will surface. He is, in fact, all this and much more. At six-foot-six, he is a formidable presence, but the respect he demands has less to do with his physical stature than with his influential status as a driving force behind the shareholder activist movement - an initiative that began as a self-proclaimed "mission" to improve corporate governance and accountability, and that is now an integral part of contemporary business and investing. Now, the remarkable history of the movement and one of its pioneers is told. Though born into a wealthy and powerful Boston family whose roots were established in New England before the Revolution, Robert Augustus Gardner Monks was never intent on simply leading a life of privileged luxury. Driven by a deep desire to make himself "useful to the world," he took steps to meet this end. He graduated from Harvard University -Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude-and Harvard Law School, and subsequently joined Boston's second largest law firm where he became one of its youngest partners ever. Monks then embarked on a new path which led him towards his ultimate goal of far-reaching public service. Vividly tracing his extraordinary journey, A Traitor to His Class follows Monks's experiences as businessman, corporate attorney, venture capitalist, regulator, and finally, shareholder activist. Written with exclusive access to Monks himself, as well as his collection of notes, speeches, and correspondence, it covers his numerous accomplishments -as well as a few defeats. Included are his term as the Department of Labor's pensions administrator; his bid for the Sears board of directors, a run that won him recognition as "the leader of the battle to reform American corporate governance"; and his three attempts at the Senate, all of which were invaluable training for the guerrilla war he would wage on big business. Instrumental to his battle is his brainchild, Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), which today handles voting for hundreds of corporate and government pension funds and represents a deciding factor in many contentious proxy votes at large companies both here and abroad. A Traitor to His Class intricately details ISS's growing impact, as well as that of the Lens Fund, whose forays into poorly managed corporations have set new precedents for shareholder activism. The biography of a man who dared to demand that Corporate America be answerable to both its owners and society, A Traitor to His Class is an engaging and enthralling look at one of today's hottest, most controversial movements in business.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland And Cut The Moon In Two

Author : Catherynne M. Valente
ISBN : 9781466848535
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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"One of the most extraordinary works of fantasy, for adults or children, published so far this century."—Time magazine, on the Fairyland series September misses Fairyland and her friends Ell, the Wyverary, and the boy Saturday. She longs to leave the routines of home and embark on a new adventure. Little does she know that this time, she will be spirited away to the moon, reunited with her friends, and find herself faced with saving Fairyland from a moon-Yeti with great and mysterious powers. The Girl Who Soared Over Fairyland and Cut the Moon in Two is another rich, beautifully told, wisely humorous, and passionately layered book from New York Times–bestselling author Catherynne M. Valente.
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Dark Of The Moon

Author : Janice Daugharty
ISBN : 9781611941579
Genre : Fiction
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"Janice Daugharty is a natural-born writer." - Pat Conroy She held him prisoner. He set her free. A moonshiner's downtrodden wife. A federal agent in search of illegal stills. A love neither expected. A situation about to explode. When her cruel husband, Hamp, kidnaps Mac, an FBI agent working undercover as a whiskey revenuer, Merdie Lee is given the job of caring for him. Against all common sense, Mac and Merdie Lee, a midwife and aspiring country-western singer, fall in love. Mac becomes determined to rescue her from her dangerous, abusive situation. Tensions boil out of control after a blackmailing sheriff pushes Hamp over the edge. No one may come out of the pine woods of South Georgia alive. "Filled with tension and drama."--Publishers Weekly "Nothing is as it first appears in this odd but engaging love story."--Library Journal "Sensuous, swift, full of sparkling twists, [Daugharty's] is a voice so rich that a single page can be thrilling."--The New York Times Book Review Janice Daugharty's 1997 novel, EARL IN THE YELLOW SHIRT, (HarperCollins), was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. She is the author of seven acclaimed novels and two short story collections. She serves as writer-in-residence at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, in Tifton, Georgia. Visit the author at www.janicedaugharty.com
Category: Fiction

Two Moon Princess

Author : Carmen Ferreiro-Esteban Ferreiro-Esteban
ISBN : 9781933718736
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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To Andrea, the life of a princess is not a dream; it's tedious and stifling. But the certainties of her life, both good and bad, are thrown into chaos when she accidentally travels to an alternative world, from a cave on a forbidden beach in her family's kingdom to the warm and carefree life of Southern California. Then a careless visit to the cave results in terrible consequences: a brewing war between kingdoms, her sister's love for the wrong man, Andrea's own conflicted feelings for an enemy leader, and dark family secrets exposed. Andrea needs to act to resolve problems which she helped to create, and she faces many difficult choices, torn between duty and desire on so many levels. Readers will enjoy the mix of traditional elements of the fantasy genre, with fresh ideas and a look at our culture through the eyes of a stranger.
Category: Juvenile Fiction