Tales from the Radiation Age

Tales from the Radiation Age
A Book

by Jason Sheehan

  • Publisher : 47North
  • Release : 2014-02-25
  • Pages : 562
  • ISBN : 9781477848913
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a post-apocalyptic America that has shattered into a hundred perpetually warring fiefdoms, anyone with a loud voice and a doomsday weapon can be king (and probably has been). Duncan Archer—con man, carpetbagger, survivor—has found a way to somehow successfully navigate the end of the world, with its giant killer robots, radioactive mutants, mad scientists, rampant nanotechnology, armed gangs, sea monsters, and 101 unpleasant ways to die.But when he meets Captain James Barrow, a former OSS agent and the most wanted man in the world, Duncan finds himself a reluctant hero caught up in a whole new level of weird, rollicking adventure…And the second most wanted man in the world.Tales from the Radiation Age is a throwback to the pulp-origins of science fiction, painting a vision of the future that's richly detailed, wildly imaginative—and altogether too easy to imagine.

Early Tales of the Atomic Age

Early Tales of the Atomic Age
A Book

by Daniel Lang

  • Publisher : Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday
  • Release : 1948
  • Pages : 223
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tales From The Pandoran Age

Tales From The Pandoran Age
Silurian World, Book One

by Dante D'Anthony

  • Publisher : Tales From The Pandoran Age
  • Release : 2004-06-01
  • Pages : 222
  • ISBN : 1413721389
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Mankind is busy populating the stars, raising republics and oligarchies, dictatorships and anarchy. An unresolved mystery of a war a thousand years gone begins to unravel when a young smuggler crosses what appears to be an artifact from the war. Soon, a group of wildcat smugglers operating on the fringes of society, an underworld syndicate warlord, a general and a high government official are thrown together in a series of tales that test their very souls. In a ruthless struggle, each with their hand on the other's throat, they will try to sort out the mystery left behind by the ancient war and its impending threat to humanity. Fifteen tales raking across time, a pattern interlacing unexpected fate, smooth desire, churning war, as mankind steps into the intergalactic ring. Winner take all.

The Ray Cummings MEGAPACK ®: 25 Golden Age Science Fiction and Mystery Tales

The Ray Cummings MEGAPACK ®: 25 Golden Age Science Fiction and Mystery Tales
A Book

by Ray Cummings

  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Release : 2013-08-26
  • Pages : 1547
  • ISBN : 143444340X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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To anyone interested in the roots of modern science fiction, the name of Ray Cummings should be well known. He wrote science fiction and fantasy before the name "science fiction" had been coined, publishing fantastic yarns in Argosy, Munsey's Magazine, and other mainstream pulp magazines. Of course, as soon as the science fiction pulps debuted, he moved to them, where his work received a hearty welcome from fans. Cummings publishing more than 750 novels and short stories over his long career, producing work in many genres, including the mystery field (see "Atom Boy" in this Megapack for one prime example). We are pleased to showcase 25 of his tales, ranging from science fiction to fantasy to mystery...more than 1,500 pages of great reading! Included are: THE GIRL IN THE GOLDEN ATOM (1919-1920) THE GIRL IN THE GOLDEN ATOM, PART 2 THE SILVER VEIL (1921) THE FIRE PEOPLE (1922) TWO PROPOSALS (1923) JETTA OF THE LOWLANDS (1930) THE WHITE INVADERS (1931) REQUIEM FOR A SMALL PLANET (1958) BRIGANDS OF THE MOON (1931) WANDL THE INVADER (1932) TARRANO THE CONQUEROR (1930) PHANTOMS OF REALITY (1930) DR. FEATHER IN "A SHOT IN THE DARK" (1936) DR. FEATHER IN "MURDER IN THE FOG" (1937) DR. FEATHER IN "THE DEAD MAN LAUGHS" (1938) DR. FEATHER IN "CLUE IN CRIMSON" (1943) THE WORLD BEYOND (1938) GADGET GIRL (1944) PRECIPICE (1945) PHOTOGRAPH OF DEATH (1945) STAMP OF DOOM (1946) THE SCALPEL OF DOOM (1947) ATOM BOY (1947) THE LIFTED VEIL (1947) BEYOND THE VANISHING POINT (1958) THE GIRL FROM INFINITE SMALLNESS (1940) PLANET STORIES' FEATURE FLASH: MEET RAY CUMMINGS And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see more entries in the series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns -- and much, much more!

The Tales Teeth Tell

The Tales Teeth Tell
Development, Evolution, Behavior

by Tanya M. Smith

  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Release : 2018-10-23
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : 0262038714
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What teeth can tell us about human evolution, development, and behavior. Our teeth have intriguing stories to tell. These sophisticated time machines record growth, diet, and evolutionary history as clearly as tree rings map a redwood's lifespan. Each day of childhood is etched into tooth crowns and roots—capturing birth, nursing history, environmental clues, and illnesses. The study of ancient, fossilized teeth sheds light on how our ancestors grew up, how we evolved, and how prehistoric cultural transitions continue to affect humans today. In The Tales Teeth Tell, biological anthropologist Tanya Smith offers an engaging and surprising look at what teeth tell us about the evolution of primates—including our own uniqueness. Humans' impressive set of varied teeth provides a multipurpose toolkit honed by the diet choices of our mammalian ancestors. Fossil teeth, highly resilient because of their substantial mineral content, are all that is left of some long-extinct species. Smith explains how researchers employ painstaking techniques to coax microscopic secrets from these enigmatic remains. Counting tiny daily lines provides a way to estimate age that is more powerful than any other forensic technique. Dental plaque—so carefully removed by dental hygienists today—records our ancestors' behavior and health in the form of fossilized food particles and bacteria, including their DNA. Smith also traces the grisly origins of dentistry, reveals that the urge to pick one's teeth is not unique to humans, and illuminates the age-old pursuit of “dental art.” The book is generously illustrated with original photographs, many in color.

Doctor Tales

Doctor Tales
Sketches of the Transformation of American Medicine in the Twentieth Century

by Blair Beebe M. D.,Blair Beebe, M.d.

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2008-11
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0595525040
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Stories about American healthcare have been told in print, on film, on television and radio, and in every form imaginable. The story of American healthcare, however, has never been told in quite the same way as in Dr. Blair Beebe's Doctor Tales. Through lyrical and compelling narrative, Dr. Beebe uses fourteen tales to tell his story of how our healthcare structure evolved to become the most advanced, and problematic, system in the world. Beginning with the viewpoint of an impressionable twenty-one-year-old first-year medical student, he continues with numerous patient encounters in hospital settings, and ends with a fictional community's response to an avian influenza epidemic transposed from a real outbreak in the Far East. Doctor Tales draws from the lives of real doctors, nurses, and patients to show the changes that have occurred during the second half of the twentieth century that have led to spectacular new treatments, and equally stunning shortfalls in healthcare.

From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You

From Hiroshima to Fukushima to You
A Primer on Radiation and Health

by Dale Dewar,Florian Oelck

  • Publisher : Between the Lines
  • Release : 2014-05-15
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 1771131284
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The bombing of Hiroshima on August 6, 1945, brought radiation to international attention but the exact nature of what had been unleashed was still unclear to most. The 1986 meltdown at the Chernobyl nuclear plant again made headlines with estimates of fatalities ranging from 4,000 to almost one million deaths. By the time of the shocking 2011 disaster at the Fukushima nuclear plant social media meant governments and corporations no longer had a monopoly over the release of information, but transparency remains low on the agenda. Meanwhile, few physicians give thought to the delayed health effects of radiation. It has been the bold physician who has challenged the potential overuse of chest X-rays, CT scanning, or PET scans. This book provides clear and accurate information about radiation so that we can all make informed choices. In clear language it offers answers to citizens' questions: What is radiation? Where do we encounter it? What are the benefits and risks? How do we develop a responsible future around the uses and abuses of radioactivity?

The Guardian Index

The Guardian Index
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Angry Genie

The Angry Genie
One Man's Walk Through the Nuclear Age

by Karl Ziegler Morgan,Kyle Z. Morgan,Ken M. Peterson

  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN : 9780806131221
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A physicist with the Manhattan Project and Oak Ridge National Laboratory recounts harrowing tales of radiation accidents and near-disasters, revealing the actual and potential consequences of the clumsiness, recklessness, and carelessness of fallible human beings. 56 illustrations.

On radiation. 'Bede' lect., 1865

On radiation. 'Bede' lect., 1865
A Book

by John Tyndall

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1865
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Great Tales of the Golden Age of Science Fiction

Great Tales of the Golden Age of Science Fiction
A Book

by Isaac Asimov

  • Publisher : Bbs Publishing Corporation
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 466
  • ISBN : 9780883657720
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A collection of nine short novels features the work of some of the all-time best science fiction writers, including "Killdozer!" by Theodore Sturgeon and "The Big and the Little" by Isaac Asimov

The Living Age ...

The Living Age ...
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1877
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Publishers' Trade List Annual

The Publishers' Trade List Annual
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1970
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chilton's Motor Age

Chilton's Motor Age
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1921
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tales from the Blue Ox

Tales from the Blue Ox
(a Hands-on Manual of Traditional Skills from the Blue Ox Millworks Historic Park)

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tales From the Blue Ox is a collection of the best tools, techniques, recipes and general common sense gleaned from the history of Victorian-era ingenuity. Interspersed with these gems of nearly forgotten wisdom is the story of one of Northern California's least-known treasures, the Blue Ox Millworks Historic Park. The Blue Ox is a combination living-history museum, sawmill, and custom woodworking shop, specializing in the distinctive gingerbread decoration of Victorian-era homes. It is also a workplace for area artisans and craftspeople whose work ranges from blacksmithing and metal casting to boat building, pottery and vintage printing. This book marks the first attempt to tell the story of the Blue Ox in its entirety, while sharing the skills that have been kept alive there. Starting with a tale of the Victorian craftsmanship that inspired it all, subsequent chapters elaborate on specific crafts ands skills practiced at the Blue Ox. Also included are dozens of formulas for homemade paints, varnishes, glues, and other concoctions useful to artisans and craftsmen alike. Lavishly illustrated with nearly 300 pen-and-ink drawings by the author, Tales From the Blue Ox is a source of both information and inspiration for anyone interested in the traditional arts and/or the golden age of craftsmanship: the Victorian Era.

Motor Age

Motor Age
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1921
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Hertzian Tales

Hertzian Tales
Electronic Products, Aesthetic Experience and Critical Design

by Anthony Dunne

  • Publisher : Art Books International Limited
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 117
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume seeks to set the scene for relocating the electronic product beyond a culture of relentless innovation for its own sake. Whereas architecture and furniture design have successfully operated in the realm of cultural speculation for some time, product design's strong ties to the marketplace have left little room for speculation on the cultural function of electronic products. The book offers a broader context of critical thinking on its aesthetic role in everyday life, and contains the chapters Psychosocial Narratives, (In)human Factors and Real-Fiction.

The Politics of the Solar Age

The Politics of the Solar Age
Alternatives to Economics

by Hazel Henderson

  • Publisher : Knowledge Systems
  • Release : 1988
  • Pages : 433
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tonquish Tales: A story of the struggle for d'Etroit and the Ohio Valley

Tonquish Tales: A story of the struggle for d'Etroit and the Ohio Valley
A Book

by Helen Frances Gilbert

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1984
  • Pages : 179
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Jesus Tales

Jesus Tales
A Novel

by Romulus Linney

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1987
  • Pages : 149
  • ISBN : 9780865470217
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Retells the story of Jesus' life set as a folktale in different parts of the world