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Strange Weather

Author : Andrew Ross
ISBN : 0860915670
Genre : Science
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Who speaks for science in a technologically dominated society? In his latest work of cultural criticism Andrew Ross contends that this question yields no simple or easy answer. In our present technoculture a wide variety of people, both inside and outside the scientific community, have become increasingly vocal in exercising their right to speak about, on behalf of, and often against, science and technology. Arguing that science can only ever be understood as a social artifact, Strange Weather is a manifesto which calls on cultural critics to abandon their technophobia and contribute to the debates which shape our future. Each chapter focuses on an idea, a practice or community that has established an influential presence in our culture: New Age, computer hacking, cyberpunk, futurology, and global warming. In a book brimming over with intelligence—both human and electronic—Ross examines the state of scientific countercultures in an age when the development of advanced information technologies coexists uneasily with ecological warnings about the perils of unchecked growth. Intended as a contribution to a "green" cultural criticism, Strange Weather is a provocative investigation of the ways in which science is shaping the popular imagination of today, and delimiting the possibilities of tomorrow.
Category: Science

Strange Weather In Tokyo

Author : Hiromi Kawakami
ISBN : 9781846275098
Genre : Fiction
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Tsukiko is in her late 30s and living alone when one night she happens to meet one of her former high school teachers, 'Sensei', in a bar. He is at least thirty years her senior, retired and, she presumes, a widower. After this initial encounter, the pair continue to meet occasionally to share food and drink sake, and as the seasons pass - from spring cherry blossom to autumnal mushrooms - Tsukiko and Sensei come to develop a hesitant intimacy which tilts awkwardly and poignantly into love. Perfectly constructed, funny, and moving, Strange Weather in Tokyo is a tale of modern Japan and old-fashioned romance.
Category: Fiction

Strange Weather At The Ridge

Author : Vijetha S. N
ISBN : 9789352069149
Genre : Fiction
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"Captain James Montgomery, a British soldier in India, is lost in a forest trying to come to terms with the aftermath of the bloody revolution of 1857, when he has the strangest encounter with a bewitching woman, leaving him oddly shattered. More than a century later, Professor Singh, known for his strange public views on the occult goes missing. The last person to see him claims that the professor disappeared into thin air. Sita and Aron, two young journalists, are tasked with finding the truth by their over-zealous boss. Buried secrets and forgotten demons emerge, when they come across an old journal that may hold the clue to Prof. Singh’s disappearance. The frayed journal is the account of an English soldier, Captain Montgomery whose life takes the strangest turns. Is it the rantings of a mad- man or is it a true account holding the key to Prof. Singh’s disappearance? The journal has so far been in the hands of Prof. Singh’s favourite student – Prof. Mukul Phadnis who too has secrets to hide. Each must fight their own demons as they unconsciously get engulfed in a web of love, betrayal and terror that is part of Captain Montgomery’s life. He eventually rediscovers the magic that went missing from his life. But, does this magic come at a price for Aron, Sita and Mukul? "
Category: Fiction

Weird Weather

Author : David A. J. Seargent
ISBN : 9781461430704
Genre : Science
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This book is, in a sense, a sequel to David Seargent's first Springer book Weird Astronomy (2010). Whereas Weird Astronomy extended over a broad range of purely astronomical topics, the present work concentrates on phenomena closer to home; the atmospheric and "shallow space" events as opposed to deep space events. The line between astronomy and meteorology is blurred - a fact that is discussed in Weird Weather. It is not primarily a book of "wonders" or of the unexplained, although some of the topics covered remain mysteries. It is primarily directed toward those who are fascinated by climate and weather, and who are open-minded when considering Earth's climate, what drives it, and what are the causes of climate change. The author, David A. J. Seargent, presents the facts with a balanced and scientific approach. Weird Weather: Tales of Astronomical and Atmospheric Anomalies is about strange, unusual, and apparently inexplicable observations of the air and sky. Primarily these are in the Earth's atmosphere, but there are corresponding phenomena in the atmospheres of other planets of the Solar System - lightning on Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn, whirlwinds and dust storms of Mars, and auroras on Jupiter. Topics include anomalous lights, anomalous sounds, spectacular effects of cloud illumination by the Sun or Moon, lightning phenomena, electrophonic sounds of lightning, aurora and meteors, tornado and whirlwind phenomena on Earth and Mars, usual atmospheric effects, mirages, and the possible astronomical influences on cloud and climate.
Category: Science

Strange Weather Lately

Author : Metaphrog
ISBN : 0953493202
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Strange Weather Lately Vol 1
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Strange Weather

Author : Angela N. Hunt
ISBN : 0979067472
Genre : Cryptographers
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Sabine Parsons, ex-codebreaker, once code-named Oracle, put herself out into the Cold thirteen years ago when her controller, Edward Quintaine died in action. She's lived a quiet life over those years and done her best to forget her past. So it didn't seem like such a bad idea to go on vacation with her best friend in the entire world, Ari Doran. Who just happens to be an agent for Israel's Mossad.But back in the day, Sabine had the ability to foresee the future in prophetic Dreams. She could break code that had less to do with algorithmic equations and more to do with an ability to see the code complete. Both abilities have slept these long, long years. The minute she gets on the plane, her Dreams return in terrible force as full blown Nightmares foretelling the end of the World. The two friends find themselves dropped into the middle of a clandestine war between the intelligence agencies of the world and an organization that would destroy all civilization through the raising of the elder gods of destruction. And not everyone is as dead as Sabine thought they were.
Category: Cryptographers

Weird But True Weather

Author : Carmen Bredeson
ISBN : 9781464604362
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Snow donuts? Animal rain? Ten-story waves? Can it really be true? Readers learn about some weird and wonderful weather.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Strange But True Weather

Author : Stacy B. Davids
ISBN : 9781429645539
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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"Describes unusual weather events"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Strange As This Weather Has Been

Author : Ann Pancake
ISBN : 9781582439914
Genre : Fiction
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Set in present day West Virginia, Ann Pancakes debut novel, Strange As This Weather Has Been, tells the story of a coal mining family—a couple and their four children—living through the latest mining boom and dealing with the mountaintop removal and strip mining that is ruining what is left of their mountain life. As the mine turns the mountains to slag and wastewater, workers struggle with layoffs and children find adventure in the blasted moonscape craters. Strange As This Weather Has Been follows several members of the family, with a particular focus on fifteen-year-old Bant and her mother, Lace. Working at a “scab motel, Bant becomes involved with a young miner while her mother contemplates joining the fight against the mining companies. As domestic conflicts escalate at home, the children are pushed more and more outside among junk from the floods and felled trees in the hollows—the only nature they have ever known. But Bant has other memories and is as curious and strong-willed as her mother, and ultimately comes to discover the very real threat of destruction that looms as much in the landscape as it does at home.
Category: Fiction

The Handy Weather Answer Book

Author : Kevin Hile
ISBN : 9781578593323
Genre : Science
File Size : 75.70 MB
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Fully updated with the latest advances in meteorology as well as an additional section on climate change, this comprehensive reference addresses all aspects of weather in an accessible questionandanswer format. All the basic elements of weather are discussed, as are all types of weather phenomena and the science of forecasting. In addition, the relationships between weather and oceanography, geology, and space science are expertly covered. Included are more than 1,000 questions and answers such as, Has a hurricane ever struck southern California? Could our oceans have originated in space? and What is bioclimatology? This resource is an ideal reference for students, teachers, and amateur meteorologists.
Category: Science