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The Food Of The Gods And How It Came To Earth

Author : H. G. Wells
ISBN : 9781473349438
Genre : Fiction
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"The Food of the Gods and How It Came to Earth" is a 1904 science fiction novel by H. G. Wells about a band of scientists who engineer a type of food that increases the growth rate of children. However, not all goes to plan as their subjects become monstrously huge when they finally reach adulthood. This volume will appeal to lovers of classic science fiction, and it is not to be missed by fans of Wells' seminal work. Herbert George Wells (1866 - 1946) was a prolific English writer who wrote in a variety of genres, including the novel, politics, history, and social commentary. Today, he is perhaps best remembered for his contributions to the science fiction genre, thanks to such novels as "The Time Machine" (1895), "The Invisible Man" (1897), and "The War of the Worlds" (1898). Although never a winner, Wells was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Literature a total of four times. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this book now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.
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The Food Of The Gods And How It Came To Earth

Author : Herbert George Wells
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010277320
Genre : Agriculture
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It all began with the research of two scientists, Mr. Bensington and Professor Redwood, into the principles of growth in living matter. The fruit of their labors was a substance known as Herakleophorbia IV, but their own private term for it was "The Food of the Gods" because of its very special properties. Their tests produced a day-old chicken as big as a buzzard. And when the substance was consumed by rats, they grew bigger than horses. Then they started feeding the "food" to human babies...
Category: Agriculture

The Pursuit Of Perfection

Author : Sheila Rothman
ISBN : 9780307767134
Genre : Science
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What does it mean to live in a time when medical science can not only cure the human body but also reshape it? How should we as individuals and as a society respond to new drugs and genetic technologies? Sheila and David Rothman address these questions with a singular blend of history and analysis, taking us behind the scenes to explain how scientific research, medical practice, drug company policies, and a quest for peak performance combine to exaggerate potential benefits and minimize risks. They present a fascinating and factual story from the rise of estrogen and testosterone use in the 1920s and 1930s to the frenzy around liposuction and growth hormone to the latest research into the genetics of aging. The Rothmans reveal what happens when physicians view patients’ unhappiness and dissatisfaction with their bodies—short stature, thunder thighs, aging—as though they were diseases to be treated. The Pursuit of Perfection takes us from the early days of endocrinology (the belief that you are your hormones) to today’s frontier of genetic enhancements (the idea that you are your genes). It lays bare the always complicated and sometimes compromised positions of science, medicine, and commerce. This is the book to read before signing on for the latest medical fix.
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The Food Of The Gods

Author : H.G. Wells
ISBN : 9781473216884
Genre : Fiction
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Two scientists develop a foodstuff that causes unparalleled growth in animals and humans. The results of their experimentation lead to chaos and unforseen consequences throughout the land. THE FOOD OF THE GODS deals with many issues which are still present in science today and is a both witty and disturbing tale.
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The New Cambridge Bibliography Of English Literature

Author : George Watson
Genre : Literary Criticism
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More than fifty specialists have contributed to this new edition of volume 4 of The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature. The design of the original work has established itself so firmly as a workable solution to the immense problems of analysis, articulation and coordination that it has been retained in all its essentials for the new edition. The task of the new contributors has been to revise and integrate the lists of 1940 and 1957, to add materials of the following decade, to correct and refine the bibliographical details already available, and to re-shape the whole according to a new series of conventions devised to give greater clarity and consistency to the entries.
Category: Literary Criticism

Modern Literature

Author : Swann Galleries (New York)
ISBN : KBNL:KBNL03000357554
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Food Of The Gods

Author : Terence McKenna
ISBN : 9780712670388
Genre : Drug abuse
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A journey to some of the Earth's most endangered people in the remote Upper Amazon. . . . a look at the rituals of the Bwiti cults of Gabon and Zaire. . . . . a field watch on the eating habits of 'stoned' apes and chimpanzees - these adventures are all a part of ethnobotanist Terence McKenna's extraordinary quest to discover the fruit of the Tree of Knowledge. He wonders why, as a species, we are so fascinated by altered states of consciousness. Can they reveal something about our origins as human beings and our place in nature? As an odyssey of mind, body and spirit, Food of the Gods is one of the most fascinating and surprising histories of consciousness ever written. And as a daring work of scholarship and exploration, it offers an inspiring vision for individual fulfilment and a humane basis for our interaction which each other and with the natural world. 'Brilliant, provocative, opinionated, poetic and inspiring. . . . . Essential reading for anyone who ever wondered why people take drugs.' Rupert Sheldrake
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The Fatal Eggs

Author : Mikhail Bulgakov
ISBN : 9780981269535
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As the turbulent years following the Russian revolution of 1917 settle down into a new Soviet reality, the brilliant and eccentric zoologist Persikov discovers an amazing ray that drastically increases the size and reproductive rate of living organisms. At the same time, a mysterious plague wipes out all the chickens in the Soviet republics. The government expropriates Persikov's untested invention in order to rebuild the poultry industry, but a horrible mix-up quickly leads to a disaster that could threaten the entire world. This H. G. Wells-inspired novel by the legendary Mikhail Bulgakov is the only one of his larger works to have been published in its entirety during the author's lifetime. A poignant work of social science fiction and a brilliant satire on the Soviet revolution, it can now be enjoyed by English-speaking audiences through this accurate new translation. Includes annotations and afterword.

The Food Of Gods

Author : Jasmuheen
ISBN : 9781847998477
Genre : Self-Help
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The Food of Gods is Jasmuheen's 18th book on metaphysical matters and her third book in the Divine Nutrition series. It is not necessary to have read the previous books on this subject which cover her personal journey and the solution for world health and world hunger issues as "The Foods of Gods" takes the pranic nourishment discussion to another level and offers simple yet powerful tools to satiate all of our hungers. Jasmuheen writes: The most important difference with our focus with Divine Nutrition is that It has the ability to feed us on all levels and that we can still benefit from increasing Its flow through our bio-system even if we continue to choose to enjoy eating. Allowing this Divinely Nutritional stream to be increased in our system means that we can be fed emotionally, mentally and spiritually and as such the techniques and guidelines shared in this book, will benefit us all by freeing us from our current personal and global emotional, mental and spiritual states of anorexia.
Category: Self-Help

Sci Fi Baby Names

Author : Robert Schnakenberg
ISBN : 1594741611
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Presents five hundred baby names taken from science fiction movies, books, and television shows, providing information on each name's origin and source, and includes a description, quotation, and trivia information.
Category: Family & Relationships

Principles And Practices Of Rice Production

Author : Surajit K. De Datta
ISBN : WISC:89003263621
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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Rice in perspective. Rice-growing countries. Rice science and technology. The climatic environmental and its effects on rice production. Rice-growing regions. Climatic environment. Climatic effects on rice production. Landscape and soils on which rice is grown. Landscape of rice. Rice soils. Lowland rice soils. Upland rice soils. Rice soils and their fertility considerations. Chemical changes in submerged rice soils. Nutrient transformations in submerged soils. Chemical kinetics and soil fertility. Morphology, growth, and development of the rice plant. Structure of the rice grain. Morphology of the rice plant. Germination, growth, and development of the rice plant. Plant age and leaf development. Tillering capacity and leaf area index effect on yield. Growth patterns in rice. Rice growth in different environments. Varietal development of rice. Taxonomy, origin, and early cultivation. Rice varietal improvement. Current breeding programs. Breeding methods and procedures. Systems of rice culture. Classification of rice culture. Lowland rice culture. Rainfed lowland rice culture. Irrigated lowland rice culture. Deepwater rice culture. Floating rice culture. Upland rice culture. Land preparation for rice soils. Land preparation under different systems of rice culture. New tillage concepts and practices. Power and economic resources of farmers affecting. Choice of land preparation. Water use and water management practices for rice. Effects of flooding. Types of water loss from rice fields. Water use and moisture stress effects at different growth stages. Water management system: Characteristics and limitations. Water management practices for continuous cropping. Water management in direct-seeded flooded rice. Irrigation system management in rice. Mineral nutrition and fertilizer management of rice. Nutritional disorders. Nitrogen. Phosphorus. Potassium. Zinc. Sulfur. Silicon. Insects, diseases, and other pests of rice and their control. Weeds and weed control in rice. Crop-weed competition. Principles of weed control. Methods of weed control. Factors in integrated weed management. Trends in weed control in rice. Problems of wild rice and red rice. Economics of alternative weed control practices. Postproduction technology of rice. Harvesting and postharvest operations. Rice processing. Grades and standards. A systems approach to postproduction operations. Modern rice technology, constraints, and world food supply.Demand for rice. Technological changes in rice production. Development, testing, and adoption of modern rice technology. Constraints to high rice yields in farmers' fields. Factors limiting increased rice production. Minimizing technical constraints. Science and technology relevant to small rice farmers. Unresolved challenges and research strategies.
Category: Technology & Engineering

The Short Swift Time Of Gods On Earth

Author : Donald Bahr
ISBN : 0520084683
Genre : Social Science
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"As definitive a work as we are likely to get on Pima-Papago mythology."—William Bright, author of A Coyote Reader
Category: Social Science

Food Of The Gods

Author : Cassandra Khaw
ISBN : 9781786180667
Genre : Fiction
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GODS. GORE. GOOD FOOD. By day, Rupert Wong—sorcerer, chef, former triad—prepares delicious meals of human flesh for a dynasty of ghouls in Kuala Lumpur; by night, he’s an administrator for the Ten Chinese Hells. It’s a living, of sorts. When the Dragon of the South demands that Rupert investigate the murders of his daughter and her mortal husband, Rupert is caught in a war between gods that’s as bewildering as it is bloody. If he’s going to survive, he’ll need to stay sharp, stay lucky, and always read the fine print… This volume collects the novellas Rupert Wong, Cannibal Chef and Rupert Wong and the Ends of the Earth.
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Stars On The Earth

Author : Richard Leviton
ISBN : 9780595851454
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Discover the wonderful secret the Earth holds for us-that the stars of the galaxy live on our planet. Holograms of high-magnitude stars over holy mountains. Physical travel to other planets through stargates on the Earth's surface. Near instantaneous transportation across the planet through quick-way portals. Outrageous science fiction or sober geomantic fact? Earth Mysteries researcher Richard Leviton takes you on a wild tour of three geomantic features of our planet and reveals that what science fiction has dreamed the Earth in fact offers us. Stars on the Earth combines scholarship, clairvoyance, and field experience with the latest discoveries of geology and astrophysics and the timeless insights of the world's myths to open the planetary door to the stars. It's all part of the Earth's unsuspected but staggeringly rich endowment as a designer planet. Our planet was precisely designed and implemented for us, and it's equipped with a visionary geography that mirrors features of the galaxy and Heavens. Why are so many of the Earth's mountains said to be holy, producing visions and encounters with the "gods?" They all have canopies of light called domes, each transmitting the presence of a galactic star. What is the geomantic origin of the Bermuda Triangle? Two dysfunctional stargates. If working properly, they and the Earth's other two million stargates could transport us rapidly to other planets. Is there a way to travel quickly across the planet without using cars, airplanes, boats, or trains? Yes, and it's called a traversable wormhole, and the Earth has thousands of them awaiting our discovery and use. Come join the tour of a planet you've never seen before: our own star-infused Earth.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Gods Heroes And Men Of Ancient Greece

Author : W. H. D. Rouse
ISBN : 9781101663615
Genre : Social Science
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The Adventures that Shaped the Western World First published in 1934, Gods, Heroes and Men of Ancient Greece has become one of the most popular, enduring--and captivating--retellings of the ancient myths for modern readers. Recognizing the sheer entertainment value of these timeless adventures, world renowned classical scholar W.H.D. Rouse delighted his students at the Perse School in Cambridge, England, with a conversational style and childlike wonder that made the legends come alive--a rare storytelling gift that continues to engage young and old alike. Many of the characters in this book are familiar to us--Helen of Troy, Icarus, Zeus, Athena, to name just a few--but rarely have their stories of war and adventure, bravery and romance, been so simply and thrillingly told. From the strong-arm heroics of Heracles, to the trickery of the Trojan Horse, from the seductions of Circe the sorceress, to the terrors of the Cyclops and Minotaur, these legends have outlived the culture that bore them. But while the ancient Greeks may be long gone, their fables and morals, their heroes and heroines, live on today…
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A Tremor In The Bitter Earth

Author : Katya Reimann
ISBN : 9781429979726
Genre : Fiction
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It is a time for celebration in Tielmark, at long last free from the age-old rule of the decadent but powerful Bissanty empire. Yet as the young glamour witch Gaultry Blas travels to witness the sacred rites which will renew her prince's magical bond to the land and its twin goddesses, she had no idea of the trials that await her and all Tielmark. Foiling an attempt by Bissanty assassins to taint the prince with dark, poisonous magic, she finds herself thrown into the midst of a sinister and dangerous plot. With one of the assassins as her unlikely ally, she must journey deep into the heart of Bissanty-where it will take all her skill and magic to uncover the last hidden ties that bind Tielmark's destiny to that of its depraved former masters... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Contributor

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ISBN : HARVARD:32044100172311
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The Joshua Tree

Author : Robert Cabot
ISBN : 9781408837542
Genre : Fiction
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Drawing from the legendary heroic life of Bill Keys, this classic story of the Old and New West uniquely captures the romance and tragedy of the American West. Cowboy, prospector and miner, living with the Walapai Indians, 'desert rat', partner of Death Valley Scotty, rancher in the high Mohave desert, Keys knew Buffalo Bill, the Parker brothers, General Patton, and did a five-year stretch in San Quentin for his eighth range-war shooting. Through the voices of Will Spear (based on Bill Keys) and Lily, a 1960s California girl, Cabot sees people in depth and time as souls alive in the wandering generations, the waves of migration, settlement, conquest, and loss, as characters caught in the larger cycles of nature. The voice that imparts the ground tone is the meditative voice of the Joshua Tree itself, singing out of the profound depths of nature, standing as witness to the living creatures of the desert.
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