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Whales begin sinking ships. Toxic, eyeless crabs poison Long Island's water supply. The North Sea shelf collapses, killing thousands in Europe. Around the world, countries are beginning to feel the effects of the ocean's revenge as the seas and their inhabitants begin a violent revolution against mankind. At stake is the survival of the Earth's fragile ecology—and ultimately, the survival of the human race itself. The apocalyptic catastrophes of The Day After Tomorrow meet the watery menace of The Abyss in this gripping, scientifically realistic, and utterly imaginative thriller.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Frank Schatzing
Publisher : Harper Collins
Release Book : 2009-03-17
Download Book : 912 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780061803956


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Edwards's philosophies and practices, as illustrated in The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts, have influenced and inspired generations of librarians since its original publication in 1969, and continue to be a foundation for today's new young adult librarians.

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Genre Book : Language Arts & Disciplines
Author Book : Margaret A. Edwards
Publisher : American Library Association
Release Book : 2002-11-08
Download Book : 206 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0838935338


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Rex, a kid whose body can generate living machine parts, faces a hungry swarm of metal-eating locusts.

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Genre Book : Juvenile Fiction
Author Book : Billy Wrecks
Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
Release Book : 2011
Download Book : 16 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780375873799


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“If any ambitious TV producers are looking for [a] multi-part fantasy to adapt after the success of HBO’s Game of Thrones . . . Robert Redick’s impressive Chathrand Voyage series . . . has it all.”—SFX Robert V. S. Redick brings his acclaimed fantasy series The Chathrand Voyage to a triumphant close that merits comparison to the work of such masters as George R. R. Martin, Philip Pullman, and J.R.R. Tolkien himself. The evil sorcerer Arunis is dead, yet the danger has not ended. For as he fell, beheaded by the young warrior-woman Thasha Isiq, Arunis summoned the Swarm of Night, a demonic entity that feasts on death and grows like a plague. If the Swarm is not destroyed, the world of Alifros will become a vast graveyard. Now Thasha and her comrades—the tarboy Pazel Pathkendle and the mysterious wizard Ramachni—begin a quest that seems all but impossible. Yet there is hope: One person has the power to stand against the Swarm: the great mage Erithusmé. Long thought dead, Erithusmé lives, buried deep in Thasha’s soul. But for the mage to live again, Thasha Isiq may have to die. Praise for The Night of the Swarm “Robert Redick is an extraordinary talent.”—Karen Miller, bestselling author of The Innocent Mage “Robert V. S. Redick has developed into one of the most exciting young voices in fantasy today.”—Fantasy Book Critic “[Redick] pulls off epic fantasy with a great deal of style, giving his readers everything they want along with a big bag of surprises.”—Starburst Magazine “The Night of the Swarm is a nail-biting, non-stop action adventure that would thrill any fantasy novel reader!”—Tome Tender “I raced through The Night of the Swarm. There is a ton of action, but also plenty of interaction between the many characters. There are new challenges as well as old problems to be dealt with. Not everything gets tidied up perfectly, which I feel is a strength, since that’s how life is.”—Books You Can Die in the Middle of

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Robert V. S. Redick
Publisher : Del Rey
Release Book : 2013-02-05
Download Book : 736 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780345534644


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Killer bees from Africa attack the US.

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Genre Book : FICTION
Author Book : Arthur Herzog
Publisher : Arthur Herzog III
Release Book : 2002-10
Download Book : 257 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780595253418


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A prominent German thinker argues that—contrary to “Twitter Revolution” cheerleading—digital communication is destroying political discourse and political action. The shitstorm represents an authentic phenomenon of digital communication. —from In the Swarm Digital communication and social media have taken over our lives. In this contrarian reflection on digitized life, Byung-Chul Han counters the cheerleaders for Twitter revolutions and Facebook activism by arguing that digital communication is in fact responsible for the disintegration of community and public space and is slowly eroding any possibility for real political action and meaningful political discourse. In the predigital, analog era, by the time an angry letter to the editor had been composed, mailed, and received, the immediate agitation had passed. Today, digital communication enables instantaneous, impulsive reaction, meant to express and stir up outrage on the spot. “The shitstorm,” writes Han, ”represents an authentic phenomenon of digital communication.” Meanwhile, the public, the senders and receivers of these communications have become a digital swarm—not a mass, or a crowd, or Negri and Hardt's antiquated notion of a “multitude,” but a set of isolated individuals incapable of forming a “we,” incapable of calling dominant power relations into question, incapable of formulating a future because of an obsession with the present. The digital swarm is a fragmented entity that can focus on individual persons only in order to make them an object of scandal. Han, one of the most widely read philosophers in Europe today, describes a society in which information has overrun thought, in which the same algorithms are employed by Facebook, the stock market, and the intelligence services. Democracy is under threat because digital communication has made freedom and control indistinguishable. Big Brother has been succeeded by Big Data.

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Genre Book : Computers
Author Book : Byung-Chul Han
Publisher : MIT Press
Release Book : 2017-04-07
Download Book : 85 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9780262533362


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In the explosive conclusion to the Dark Nest trilogy, Luke Skywalker summons the heroes of the New Jedi Order from near and far, as the Star Wars galaxy teeters on the edge of eternal war. Yet even the combined powers of the formidable Jedi may not be enough to vanquish the deadly perils confronting them. The Chiss-Killik border war is threatening to engulf the entire galaxy and raising the awful specter of Killiks sweeping across space to absorb all living creatures into a single hive mind. The only hope for peace lies with the Jedi—and only if they can not only end the bloodshed between two fierce enemies but also combat the insidious evil spread by the elusive Dark Nest and its unseen queen. Leia’s newly acquired Jedi skills will be put to the ultimate test in the coming life-and-death battle. As for Luke, he will have to prove, in a lightning display of Force strength and swordplay, that he is– beyond a shadow of a doubt—the greatest Jedi Master in the galaxy. Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Troy Denning
Publisher : Del Rey
Release Book : 2006-04-04
Download Book : 384 Pages
ISBN-10 : 0345463021


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Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to their Ender's Game prequel series with this first volume of an all-new trilogy about the Second Formic War in The Swarm. The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces, and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the Solar System's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system, unstoppable by any weapons that Earth can muster. Earth has been reorganized for defense. There is now a Hegemon, a planetary official responsible for keeping all the formerly warring nations in line. There's a Polemarch, responsible for organizing all the military forces of the planet into the new International Fleet. But there is an enemy within, an enemy as old as human warfare: ambition and politics. Greed and self-interest. Will Bingwen, Mazer Rackam, Victor Delgado and Lem Juke be able to divert those very human enemies in time to create a weapon that can effectively defend humanity in the inexorable Second Formic War? THE ENDER UNIVERSE Ender series Ender’s Game / Speaker for the Dead / Xenocide / Children of the Mind / Ender in Exile / Children of the Fleet Ender’s Shadow series Ender’s Shadow / Shadow of the Hegemon / Shadow Puppets / Shadow of the Giant / Shadows in Flight The First Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) Earth Unaware / Earth Afire / Earth Awakens The Second Formic War (with Aaron Johnston) The Swarm / The Hive Ender novellas A War of Gifts / First Meetings At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Genre Book : Fiction
Author Book : Orson Scott Card
Publisher : Tor Books
Release Book : 2016-08-02
Download Book : 464 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9781466847811


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Packed with sweetness and stinging, George Venn's KEEPING THE SWARM: NEW AND SELECTED ESSAYS is a honey house chuckablock of eclectic gifts: stories, songs, adventures, memoirs, meditations, eulogies, poems. There are new cells of joy, old black combs of grief, memories of love's honey flow. "This welcome essay collection by the sharpest-eyed Northwest writer conjures the region he knows so intimately. His careful portraits of mining towns, wheat harvest, bee keeping, snowland wonders ring clean and true... This venerable voice blesses every reader with another brave and rewarding book." --Craig Lesley, author of BURNING FENCE

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Genre Book : Biography & Autobiography
Author Book : George Venn
Publisher :
Release Book : 2012
Download Book : 220 Pages
ISBN-10 : 1877655767


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In this book the use of ER techniques for the design of self-organising group behaviours, for both simulated and real robots is introduced. The book tries to mediate between two apparently opposed perspectives: engineering and cognitive science. The experiments presented in the book and the results obtained contribute to the assessment of ER not only as a design tool, but also as a methodology for modelling and understanding intelligent adaptive behaviours.

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Genre Book : Technology & Engineering
Author Book : Vito Trianni
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release Book : 2008-05-30
Download Book : 192 Pages
ISBN-10 : 9783540776116