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Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep

Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep
A Book

by David K. Randall

  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release : 2012-08-13
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0393083934
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An engrossing examination of the science behind the little-known world of sleep. Like many of us, journalist David K. Randall never gave sleep much thought. That is, until he began sleepwalking. One midnight crash into a hallway wall sent him on an investigation into the strange science of sleep. In Dreamland, Randall explores the research that is investigating those dark hours that make up nearly a third of our lives. Taking readers from military battlefields to children’s bedrooms, Dreamland shows that sleep isn't as simple as it seems. Why did the results of one sleep study change the bookmakers’ odds for certain Monday Night Football games? Do women sleep differently than men? And if you happen to kill someone while you are sleepwalking, does that count as murder? This book is a tour of the often odd, sometimes disturbing, and always fascinating things that go on in the peculiar world of sleep. You’ll never look at your pillow the same way again.

Dreamland of Humanists

Dreamland of Humanists
Warburg, Cassirer, Panofsky, and the Hamburg School

by Emily J. Levine

  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release : 2013-12-16
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 022606171X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Deemed by Heinrich Heine a city of merchants where poets go to die, Hamburg was an improbable setting for a major intellectual movement. Yet it was there, at the end of World War I, at a new university in this commercial center, that a trio of twentieth-century pioneers in the humanities emerged. Working side by side, Aby Warburg, Ernst Cassirer, and Erwin Panofsky developed new avenues in art history, cultural history, and philosophy, changing the course of cultural and intellectual history in Weimar Germany and throughout the world. In Dreamland of Humanists, Emily J. Levine considers not just these men, but the historical significance of the time and place where their ideas took form. Shedding light on the origins of their work on the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, Levine clarifies the social, political, and economic pressures faced by German-Jewish scholars on the periphery of Germany’s intellectual world. By examining the role that context plays in our analysis of ideas, Levine confirms that great ideas—like great intellectuals—must come from somewhere.

Dreamland

Dreamland
A Book

by Harīsha Mālahotarā

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 174
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Translated from the Panjabi original "Jāalī dunīāṃ".

Dreamland

Dreamland
The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

by Sam Quinones

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release : 2015-04-21
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1620402513
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winner of the NBCC Award for General Nonfiction Named on Amazon's Best Books of the Year 2015--Michael Botticelli, U.S. Drug Czar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year--Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of 2015--Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) Books of the Year--Slate.com's 10 Best Books of 2015--Entertainment Weekly's 10 Best Books of 2015 --Buzzfeed's 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015--The Daily Beast's Best Big Idea Books of 2015--Seattle Times' Best Books of 2015--Boston Globe's Best Books of 2015--St. Louis Post-Dispatch's Best Books of 2015--The Guardian's The Best Book We Read All Year--Audible's Best Books of 2015--Texas Observer's Five Books We Loved in 2015--Chicago Public Library's Best Nonfiction Books of 2015 From a small town in Mexico to the boardrooms of Big Pharma to main streets nationwide, an explosive and shocking account of addiction in the heartland of America. In 1929, in the blue-collar city of Portsmouth, Ohio, a company built a swimming pool the size of a football field; named Dreamland, it became the vital center of the community. Now, addiction has devastated Portsmouth, as it has hundreds of small rural towns and suburbs across America--addiction like no other the country has ever faced. How that happened is the riveting story of Dreamland. With a great reporter's narrative skill and the storytelling ability of a novelist, acclaimed journalist Sam Quinones weaves together two classic tales of capitalism run amok whose unintentional collision has been catastrophic. The unfettered prescribing of pain medications during the 1990s reached its peak in Purdue Pharma's campaign to market OxyContin, its new, expensive--extremely addictive--miracle painkiller. Meanwhile, a massive influx of black tar heroin--cheap, potent, and originating from one small county on Mexico's west coast, independent of any drug cartel--assaulted small town and mid-sized cities across the country, driven by a brilliant, almost unbeatable marketing and distribution system. Together these phenomena continue to lay waste to communities from Tennessee to Oregon, Indiana to New Mexico. Introducing a memorable cast of characters--pharma pioneers, young Mexican entrepreneurs, narcotics investigators, survivors, and parents--Quinones shows how these tales fit together. Dreamland is a revelatory account of the corrosive threat facing America and its heartland.

Dreamland

Dreamland
A Book

by Clarence Budington Kelland

  • Publisher : New York : Harper
  • Release : 1935
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dreamland

Dreamland
A Book

by M. K. Lorens

  • Publisher : Doubleday Books
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 295
  • ISBN : 9780385422376
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winston Sherman expects to lose the Edgar Award for the ninth year in a row to his ex-lover, Jenny Vail, but what he does not expect is to become the chief suspect in her murder

Lost in Dreamland

Lost in Dreamland
A Book

by M. D. Spenser

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1996
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN : 9781576571033
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Every kid wants to visit Dreamland. It's only the best theme park ever! But, when twin brother and sister, Bill and Barbara, make the trip with their parents; they find more nightmares than sweet dreams. First, they get separated from their parents. Then they get lost. Then the real horror begins. The twins are chased and trapped in a real life bad dream without end. A secret place where what they see might not be! It's a mad dash in the park as the kids scream in the dark. This is not the place to wish upon a star.

Dreamland Japan

Dreamland Japan
Writings on Modern Manga

by Frederik L. Schodt

  • Publisher : Stone Bridge Press, Inc.
  • Release : 2011-06-14
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 1933330953
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A classic work praised for its scope and intelligence, now in a gift edition for fans, with a new Foreword

Drifting to Dreamland

Drifting to Dreamland
Duet, Soprano and Alto

by Maude Anita Hart

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1901
  • Pages : 4
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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At the Edge of Dreamland

At the Edge of Dreamland
A Book

by Tsevi Ayznman

  • Publisher : Ktav Pub Incorporated
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Four Seas to Dreamland

Four Seas to Dreamland
The Autobiography of an Albanian Boy on Horseback

by Nelo Drizari

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1969
  • Pages : 139
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Recounts the childhood and family life of a young Albanian boy growing up in Albania and America.

Desperados in Dreamland

Desperados in Dreamland
A Book

by Jeff Hirsch

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Waking in Dreamland

Waking in Dreamland
A Book

by Jody Lynn Nye

  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Release : 1998-02-01
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1618248766
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a strange realm, Roan was the strangest of all -- because he always looked the same: normal. Dreamland was the place where sleepers in the "real" world went when they dreamed, and the permanent residents might change their form without warning. In dreams, there's nothing unusual about talking to a giant rabbit who suddenly turns into a living fire hydrant without missing a beat in the conversation. But Roan was always...Roan. And that was very bizarre. But something sinister is going on in Dreamland. Their constantly changing world is created by the Seven Sleepers, and will continue to exist so long as at least one of the Sleepers is asleep and dreaming. Now someone is out to destroy Dreamland by eliminating them. And unless the nightmare plot is foiled, Dreamland and its inhabitants will vanish like a blown-out candle flame, bringing an end to all dreams.... At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Dreamland Companion

Dreamland Companion
A Bedside Diary and Guide to Dream Interpretation

by Ilan Kutz

  • Publisher : Hyperion
  • Release : 1993-10-14
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781562829353
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A combination dream diary and guide to dream analysis features a clear and intelligent study that helps readers understand their dreams, evocative art reproductions, literary quotations, and space to record dreams. BOMC. QPB.

Marginal Professionals, Predatory Nepalese Elites, and Emigration to the "Dreamland"

Marginal Professionals, Predatory Nepalese Elites, and Emigration to the 'Dreamland'
A Book

by Raju Tamot

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 700
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dreamland

Dreamland
A Book

by Rosa Rankin-Gee

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-04-15
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1471193837
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For fans of Children of Men, Years and Years & Station Eleven, a postcard from a future Britain that’s closer than we think. ‘A beautiful book: thought-provoking, eerily prescient and very witty.’ Brit Bennett, author of The Vanishing Half 'Water courses through its pages, as rising sea levels heighten inequalities, buoy populist politicians and wash away every certainty of civilisation. But there’s also the novel’s prose – its liquid grace and glinting sparkle – and the sheer irresistibility of a narrative that sweeps along with a force that feels tidal in its pull.' The Observer ''You said that you would come back. You looked me in the eye and said that. Well, if you had, this is what you would have seen: soft wood, black cracks, fridges in the road. The broken spines of old rides at Dreamland.' In the coastal resort of Margate, hotels lie empty and sun-faded ‘For Sale’ signs line the streets. The sea is higher – it’s higher everywhere – and those who can are moving inland. A young girl called Chance, however, is just arriving. Chance’s family is one of many offered a cash grant to move out of London - and so she, her mother Jas and brother JD relocate to the seaside, just as the country edges towards vertiginous change. In their new home, they find space and wide skies, a world away from the cramped bedsits they’ve lived in up until now. But challenges swiftly mount. JD’s business partner, Kole, has a violent, charismatic energy that whirlpools around him and threatens to draw in the whole family. And when Chance comes across Franky, a girl her age she has never seen before – well-spoken and wearing sunscreen – something catches in the air between them. Their fates are bound: a connection that is immediate, unshakeable, and, in a time when social divides have never cut sharper, dangerous. Set in a future unsettlingly close to home, against a backdrop of soaring inequality and creeping political extremism, Rankin-Gee demonstrates, with cinematic pace and deep humanity, the enduring power of love and hope in a world spinning out of control.

Dreamland

Dreamland
An Autobiography

by Bob Lazar

  • Publisher : Interstellar
  • Release : 2019-10-15
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0578437058
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bob Lazar is the reason Area 51 became infamous in the 1980s and his recent appearance on Joe Rogan's podcast with 7 million listeners is credited with inspiring the Storm Area 51 phenomenon. In his DREAMLAND autobiography, Lazar reveals every detail of his highly controversial story about being an insider within the world's most legendary military research base. Bob Lazar was a brilliant young physicist that found himself employed at a top secret facility in the middle of the desert outside Las Vegas. Under the watchful eye of the government elite, he is tasked with understanding an exotic propulsion system being used by an advanced aerospace vehicle he is told came from outer space. The stressful work and long, odd hours start to wear on Bob and he becomes concerned for his safety. He tells his wife and a couple close friends about what he's doing in the desert, and his employers find out and are furious. When they station goons outside his house, Bob seeks help from wealthy UFOlogist, John Lear, who encourages Bob to take his story to award-winning investigative journalist George Knapp at KLAS-TV, a CBS affiliate. To prove he's telling the truth, Bob takes a group of people out into the desert to watch a test flight of the "flying saucer." On the way home, they are stopped by the police, who notify the base, and Bob loses his job. In a series of interviews with CBS TV, Bob Lazar then blows the lid off "Area 51," blows the whistle on the effort to conceal this craft from the American people, and blows up his career as a top physicist. Bob Lazar's reports have been the subject of intense controversy for decades. He has been interviewed numerous times and his story has been corroborated by other individuals he worked with and who were present when these events happened. But until now, Bob Lazar has never told his own story, in every detail in his own words, about those exciting days in the desert outside of Las Vegas and how the world came to learn about the experiments being conducted at Area 51.

Dreamland

Dreamland
Tara's Adventures

by C.L. Rodd

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2011-09-28
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 9781449077945
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dreamland is a fantasy about a 7 year old girl named Tara and her nightly visits to Dreamland. Dreamland is a parallel universe where everyone who dreams goes. It's as real as the place we inhabit in our waking hours, separated by the fabric of time. Tara was connected to Dreamland, as was her Mother and Grandmother. Each generation produces a special person, in her family to protect Dreamland and Earth, if it was ever necessary. Now it is necessary, and it might just be up to Tara this time.

Under the Dreamland Tree

Under the Dreamland Tree
A Book

by W. Hewitt

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1869
  • Pages : 5
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dreamland

Dreamland
A Book

by Damien Ryall

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2013-04
  • Pages : 406
  • ISBN : 1475983638
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a wondrous dimension parallel to our own, ordinary people perform impossible feats and enjoy incredible adventures. Although this special place has existed since before time itself, most humans are only dimly aware of its presence. As the rest of the world sleeps, Dreamland prepares to lure a young boy into its world. The last thing Milly remembers is lying down in his own bed; now he is awake in the middle of nowhere. With only a faraway light to guide his way, Milly wanders along the edge of a dirt road until he encounters Jasmine, the first of many strange and wonderful people. It is not long before Milly falls in love with his new world and begins searching for a way to live there forever. Little does he know that his desire for happiness is about to lead him to a grave mistake with horrifying consequences. Milly soon discovers that he is not the first person who ever wanted to escape into his dreams-but he could be the last.