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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

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 Kevin Baker

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-10-06
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 006198373X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A literary tour de force, a magnificent chronicle of a remarkable era and a place of dreams In a stunning work of imagination and memory, author Kevin Baker brings to mesmerizing life a vibrant, colorful, thrilling, and dangerous New York City in the earliest years of the twentieth century. A novel breathtaking in its scope and ambition, it is the epic saga of newcomers drawn to the promise of America—gangsters and laborers, hucksters and politicians, radicals, reformers, murderers, and sideshow oddities—whose stories of love, revenge, and tragedy interweave and shine in the artificial electric dazzle of a wondrous place called Dreamland.

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.

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 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

Agents of Dreamland

Agents of Dreamland
A Book

by Caitlin R. Kiernan

  • Publisher : Tor.com
  • Release : 2017-02-28
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN : 0765394316
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A government special agent known only as the Signalman gets off a train on a stunningly hot morning in Winslow, Arizona. Later that day he meets a woman in a diner to exchange information about an event that happened a week earlier for which neither has an explanation, but which haunts the Signalman. In a ranch house near the shore of the Salton Sea a cult leader gathers up the weak and susceptible — the Children of the Next Level — and offers them something to believe in and a chance for transcendence. The future is coming and they will help to usher it in. A day after the events at the ranch house which disturbed the Signalman so deeply that he and his government sought out help from ‘other’ sources, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory abruptly loses contact with NASA's interplanetary probe New Horizons. Something out beyond the orbit of Pluto has made contact. And a woman floating outside of time looks to the future and the past for answers to what can save humanity. Agents of Dreamland is a new Lovecraftian horror novella from award-winning author Caitlín R. Kiernan. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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
A Book

by Sarah Dessen

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2004-05-11
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 110104229X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Love can be a very dangerous thing. After her sister left, Caitlin felt lost. Then she met Rogerson. When she’s with him, nothing seems real. But what happens when being with Rogerson becomes a larger problem than being without him? “Another pitch-perfect offering from Dessen.” —Booklist, starred review Also by Sarah Dessen: Along for the Ride Just Listen Keeping the Moon Lock and Key The Moon and More Someone Like You That Summer This Lullaby The Truth About Forever What Happened to Goodbye

Dreamland

Dreamland
A Book

by Alyson Noël

  • Publisher : Square Fish
  • Release : 2011-09-13
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1429935685
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Dreamland, the third book in Alyson Noël's beloved young adult series, Riley Bloom's finding that the afterlife can be a lonely place when all you do is focus on work. So she goes to the place where dreams happen, hoping to find a way to contact her sister, Ever. She meets the director, who tells her about the two ways to send dreams. As a Dream Jumper, a person can jump into a dreamer's dream, share a message, and participate. As a Dreamweaver, an entire dream can be created in a studio and sent to the dreamer. But Dreamweaving was outlawed decades ago, and the studio was boarded up. Thinking it's her only way to reach out to her sister, Riley goes in search of the old studio. There she finds a ghost boy, who's been creating and sending nightmares to people for years. In order to stop him and reach out to Ever, Riley is going to have to confront and overcome her own fears.

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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A Savage Dreamland

A Savage Dreamland
Journeys in Burma

by David Eimer

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2019-06-13
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1408883864
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The first of its kind: an exploration of one of the most mysterious countries in the world, as told by one of the first outsiders to access the country in its entirety For almost fifty years Burma was ruled by a paranoid military dictatorship and isolated from the outside world. A historic 2015 election swept an Aung San Suu Kyi-led civilian government to power and was supposed to usher in a new golden era of democracy and progress, but Burma remains unstable and undeveloped, a little-understood country. Nothing is straightforward in this captivating land that is home to a combustible mix of races, religions and resources. A Savage Dreamland: Journeys in Burma reveals a country where temples take priority over infrastructure, fortune tellers thrive and golf courses are carved out of war zones. Setting out from Yangon, the old capital, David Eimer travels throughout this enigmatic nation, from the tropical south to the Burmese Himalayas in the far north, via the Buddhist-centric heartland and the jungles and mountains where rebel armies fight for autonomy in the longest-running civil wars in recent history. The story of modern Burma is told through the voices of the people Eimer encounters along the way: former political exiles, the squatters in Yangon's shanty towns, radical monks, Rohingya refugees, princesses and warlords, and the ethnic minorities clustered along the country's frontiers. In his vivid and revelatory account of life, history, culture and politics, David Eimer chronicles the awakening of a country as it returns to the global fold and explores a fractured nation, closed to foreigners for decades. Authoritative and ground-breaking, A Savage Dreamland: Journeys in Burma is set to be a modern classic of travel writing.

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 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 Garfield Reeves-Stevens

  • Publisher : Seal Books
  • Release : 1986
  • Pages : 422
  • 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

Dream land

Dream land
A Book

by Reno Lemaire

  • Publisher : Pika Edition
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 200
  • ISBN : 9782811603366
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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La bataille contre Attila au Royaume des Chats arrive à sa conclusion. La nuit du chat noir est là et le spectacle est... étonnant ! Terrence a perdu son pansement, révélant aux yeux de tous son mystérieux tatouage de la vérité et lui aussi est... étonnant !La fin de l’Arc des Chats marque la fin de la deuxième saison de Dreamland. Place à de nouvelles aventures !!!!

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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Songs from Dreamland

Songs from Dreamland
Original Lullabies

by Lois Duncan

  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 1989
  • Pages : 38
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An illustrated collection of lullabies and poems about sleep.

Dreamland

Dreamland
A Book

by Robert L. Anderson

  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2015-09-22
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0062338692
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From immensely talented debut author Robert L. Anderson comes a stunning, complex, and imaginative story about the fine line between dreams and reality that will appeal to fans of Maggie Stiefvater’s The Raven Cycle. Odea Donahue has been able to travel through people’s dreams since she was six years old. Her mother taught her the three rules of walking: Never interfere. Never be seen. Never walk the same person’s dream more than once. Dea has never broken the rules. Then a mysterious new boy, Connor, comes to town. For the first time in her life, Dea feels normal. But both Dea and Connor have secrets, and as she is increasingly drawn to Connor’s dreams—and nightmares—the boundary between worlds begins to deteriorate, putting everyone she loves in danger.