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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. This edition contains the bonus story, 'Parade', which imagines an ordinary day in the lives of this unusual couple.
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 : 9781461430698
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

Author : Joe Hill
ISBN : 9781473221208
Genre : Fiction
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Four short novels from the author of THE FIREMAN and HORNS, ranging from creepy horror to powerful explorations of our modern society. One autumnal day in Boulder, Colorado, the clouds open up in a downpour of nails, splinters of bright crystal that tear apart anyone who isn't safely under cover. 'Rain' explores this escalating apocalyptic event, as clouds of nails spread out across the country and the world. Amidst the chaos, a girl studying law enforcement takes it upon herself to resolve a series of almost trivial mysteries . . . apparently harmless puzzles that turn out to have lethal answers. In 'Loaded' a mall security guard heroically stops a mass shooting and becomes a hero to the modern gun movement. Under the hot glare of the spotlights, though, his story begins to unravel, taking his sanity with it... 'Snapshot, 1988' tells the story of an kid in Silicon Valley who finds himself threatened by The Phoenician, a tattooed thug who possesses a Polaroid that can steal memories... And in 'Aloft' a young man takes to the skies to experience parachuting for the first time . . . and winds up a castaway on an impossibly solid cloud, a Prospero's island of roiling vapour that seems animated by a mind of its own.
Category: Fiction

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

The Handy Weather Answer Book

Author : Kevin Hile
ISBN : 9781578593323
Genre : Science
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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

Maryland Weather Service

Author : Maryland Weather Service
ISBN : UOM:39015039755346
Genre : Maryland
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Category: Maryland

Nonfiction Reading Comprehension Grade 5

Author : Debra J. Housel
ISBN : 9780743933858
Genre : Education
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After reading nonfiction passages about science, geography, or history topics, students answer multiple-choice and short-answer questions to build seven essential comprehension skills.
Category: Education

The Year Without Summer

Author : William K. Klingaman
ISBN : 9781250012067
Genre : History
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Like Winchester's Krakatoa, The Year Without Summer reveals a year of dramatic global change long forgotten by history In the tradition of Krakatoa, The World Without Us, and Guns, Germs and Steel comes a sweeping history of the year that became known as 18-hundred-and-froze-to-death. 1816 was a remarkable year—mostly for the fact that there was no summer. As a result of a volcanic eruption in Indonesia, weather patterns were disrupted worldwide for months, allowing for excessive rain, frost, and snowfall through much of the Northeastern U.S. and Europe in the summer of 1816. In the U.S., the extraordinary weather produced food shortages, religious revivals, and extensive migration from New England to the Midwest. In Europe, the cold and wet summer led to famine, food riots, the transformation of stable communities into wandering beggars, and one of the worst typhus epidemics in history. 1816 was the year Frankenstein was written. It was also the year Turner painted his fiery sunsets. All of these things are linked to global climate change—something we are quite aware of now, but that was utterly mysterious to people in the nineteenth century, who concocted all sorts of reasons for such an ungenial season. Making use of a wealth of source material and employing a compelling narrative approach featuring peasants and royalty, politicians, writers, and scientists, The Year Without Summer by William K. Klingaman and Nicholas P. Klingaman examines not only the climate change engendered by this event, but also its effects on politics, the economy, the arts, and social structures.
Category: History

Skies Of Fury

Author : Patricia Barnes-Svarney
ISBN : 0684850001
Genre : Nature
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Explains the science between weird weather events and patterns around the world, including ball lightning, halos, flash floods, rogue waves, and heat bursts
Category: Nature

And The Heart Is Mine

Author : Petrus Faller
ISBN : 9783844271133
Genre : Religion
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The room was completely darkened, his image appeared on the screen. At this moment my perception of space and time disappeared. My body felt like a thunder went through it. Everything around me began to vibrate in a kind of fire. My heart shattered and was lost. A feeling of infinite and eternal love rushed into my body from above, yes, into my entire life, like a waterfall that had only been waiting for this moment and this opportunity. In front of me sat God incarnate, the Truth, the eternal, limitless unconditional Love that I had been looking for incessantly and desperately in life after life. The prophesied figure of the God-man. My heart just knew it. Could it be? Here in Freiburg? Now? It was unearthly! That which has no name sat in front of me in human form and shape. At that moment I fell into this infinite love, I couldn’t grab hold of myself any more, I couldn’t think. It was as if lightening flashes of love were chasing through my body and each lightening flash confirmed that the Truth, the Reality as such had assumed a human form in front of my eyes.
Category: Religion

Implosion

Author : Melvia F. Miller
ISBN : 9781469766577
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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THE SPIRITUAL DREAM One day in the 21st Century, God went unto Noah, who was living in the U. S. in Harlem, NY-and said, "Again, the earth has become wicked. Build another Ark and save 2 of every living thing and a few good humans." He gave Noah instructions, "You have 6 months to build it before I start the storms." Six months later, God looked down and saw Noah weeping in his yard-but no Ark. "Noah!" He roared, "Where is the Ark?" "Forgive me, God," begged Noah, " but I needed a building permit. I've been arguing with the code inspector. " I know you want decent humans-so I tried to test for those who are reasonably healthy. This will take a long time because most are filled with drugs of one kind or another. "And if all that is not enough-the Dept. of Homeland Security has me under investigation for plotting to kidnap citizens. "And you may have heard about the pathetic way FEMA handled the folks in the Super Dome after a hurricane. FEMA won't let me do any type of rescuing. "So, forgive me, Great One, but it would take at least 10 years for me to finish this Ark." Suddenly a rainbow stretched across the sky. Noah looked up in wonder and asked, "You're not going to destroy the world?" "No," said God. "This is a new situation red tape beat me to the punch. Renewal may require a more ancient solution."
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

World Without Red

Author : J. P. Cloud
ISBN : 9781450267021
Genre : Fiction
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As a result of an atmospheric disaster, the human visual color spectrum on Earth becomes distorted. Green becomes blue- blue becomes green- and the color Red becomes invisible to everyone on the planet! The skies are green- the trees and grass are blue—People’s ?esh appears a translucent gray, covered with blue blood veins. This happens to everyone- the young, the old, the rich and powerful—all over the world! Can you imagine not being able to see red anymore? Could you live in a World Without Red?
Category: Fiction

Alaska Math

Author : Carole Marsh
ISBN : 9780793364916
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Discoveries In Australia

Author : John Lort Stokes
ISBN : 9781108032728
Genre : History
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An 1846 account by an officer of H.M.S. Beagle of a six-year expedition to survey the coast of Australia.
Category: History