Out of This World

Author: Graham Swift

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447206169

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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In 1972, Robert Beech, First World War survivor and present-day armaments maker, is killed by a car bomb. The event breaks the career of his son Harry, a news photographer, and comes close to destroying his granddaughter Sophie. Ten years later, the Falklands War has begun and both Harry, now working as an aerial photographer, and Sophie, visiting an analyst in New York, are haunted by a past that has scarred and divided them. ‘As tense as a thriller . . . a powerful and exciting book that raises uncomfortable political questions’ The Times ‘It appeals to the emotions, the intellect and the imagination, and its elegance is as durable as Greek art . . . a novel for those who still believe in the importance of fiction, indeed of art’ Scotsman ‘The novel succeeds brilliantly. The impression is of having been shown all the majesty as well as the emotional complexity of history’ Time Out ‘Not a book the reader is likely to forget, Out of this World deserves to be ranked at the forefront of contemporary literature’ New York Times Book Review ‘Brilliant clarity and depth’ Mail on Sunday
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Out of this World

All the cool bits about space

Author: Clive Gifford

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 1780550693

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 307

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Out Of This World is jam-packed with everything children need to know about space - from facts and statistics to real-life adventures. Boys and girls can find their way around the solar system, learn if aliens really could exist and discover the origins of the universe. Shortlisted for the Royal Society Young People's Book Prize 2012!
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I'll never get out of this world alive

Author: Steve Earle

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783896674630


Page: 383

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Ein Roman voller uralter Weisheiten und unvergesslicher Figuren, bittersüss wie ein Countrysong Doc war einmal ein erfolgreicher Arzt, jetzt schlägt er sich ohne Zulassung in San Antonio, Texas, mit illegalen Abtreibungen durch. Seit sein enger Freund und berühmtester Patient Hank Williams, der grösste Countrymusiker aller Zeiten, mit einer Mischung aus Alkohol und Morphium im Blut auf dem Rücksitz seines Cadillacs aus dem Leben glitt, plagen Doc schwere Schuldgefühle und ein hartnäckiger Begleiter: Hanks zänkischer und ruheloser Geist, der ständig seine ungeteilte Aufmerksamkeit fordert. Als das Mädchen Graciela in Docs Leben tritt, ist Hank also überhaupt nicht begeistert. Zudem passieren, seit sie da ist, seltsame Dinge: Prostituierte, die zu Docs besten Kundinnen gehören, geben ihren Beruf auf, Wunden heilen wie von selbst. Doch damit wird Doc mehr öffentliches Interesse zuteil, als er sich wünschen kann ... "I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive" ist ein so ergreifender wie komischer Roman, und die aussergewöhnliche Aufarbeitung eines legendären Stücks Musikgeschichte.
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Out of This World

The Amazing Search for an Alien Earth

Author: Jacob Berkowitz

Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd

ISBN: 1554531977

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Presents the efforts being made to search for intelligent life in the universe, discussing extoplanets, their characteristics, the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence or SETI project, and the Drake Equation, used to calculate the odds of finding life.
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Out of this World

Why Literature Matters to Girls

Author: Holly Virginia Blackford

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807744662

Category: Education

Page: 178

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The author analyzes the way the girls discuss pleasure in becoming "the eye" of the reader, use film to decode the genres of literature, master forms such as fantasy and Gothic, describe the differences between reading and viewing films, and identify only with animal rather than human characters. Blackford intertwines the vivid voices of her girl respondents with her own story of moving beyond her feminist and multicultural assumptions of how children are shaped by the stories we tell in literature. This breakthrough text presents surprising findings about how girls appreciate literature and what they enjoy about reading.
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Out of This World!

Answers to Questions About Space

Author: Isabel Thomas

Publisher: Raintree

ISBN: 1474746608

Category: Cosmology

Page: 48

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How much do you know about space? Are you an asteroid expert or a gravity guru? Can you tell the difference between a meteoroid and a meteorite? Would you be able to spot the Pole Star in the night sky? Test your skills with quick quizzes, diagrams and charts. Power up your space knowledge with answers to your wackiest space questions!
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The World is Out of Joint

World-Historical Interpretations of Continuing Polarizations

Author: Immanuel Wallerstein

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317248732

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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The dominant view in social science has been that the modern world shows a pattern of linear development in which all positive social trends rise (albeit at an uncertain speed) toward a relatively homogenized world. In the post-1945 period, some analysts contested this linear model, arguing that the modern world was rather one of escalating polarization. Their view was strengthened by the separate emergence within the natural sciences of complexity studies, which suggested that natural systems inevitably moved away from equilibrium, and at a certain point bifurcated radically. This book, based on a truly collaborative international research project, evaluates the empirical evidence in this debate in order to (1) give an adequate portrayal of the historical realities of the world-system, (2) draw a nuanced assessment about this debate, and (3) provide the basis on which we can not only envisage probable future trends but also draw conclusions about the policy and/or political implications of past and future research. The work of ten research clusters, based on crucial topics of overlapping nodes of social activity, provides a vantage-point with which to assess the basic issue; a clear picture emerges of "world-historical interpretations of continuing polarizations."
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Opal Moonbaby and the Out of this World Adventure

Author: Maudie Smith

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444015834

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Originally published as About Zooming Time, Opal Moonbaby! this is the second book in a funny, warm-hearted series about friendship - and aliens! If you love Jacqueline Wilson, Cathy Cassidy or Liz Kessler, you'll love reading about Opal Moonbaby. Opal Moonbaby is spending a year on Earth. A whole year! Martha can't wait to take her to school, to introduce her to her friends and to recreate all the fun they had during the summer. But things don't turn out quite as expected and before Martha knows it, Opal is off making new friends, doing new things and throwing herself into life on Earth - and Martha can't keep up. When Opal's Uncle Bixie warns them that the nasty Mercurials, enemies from their home planet of Carnelia, are on their way to Earth, planning mischief, Martha begins to worry. But Opal is far too busy making friends to be bothering about those stupid Mercurials. Besides, her eyes would z-ray them immediately and she'd dazzle-kick them all the way back to Carnelia. Wouldn't she? Join Opal and Martha for an out-of-this-world-adventure!
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Out of this World

A Woman's Life Amongst the Amish

Author: Mary Swander

Publisher: Viking Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 276

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The author, a poet and teacher, reflects on her experiences living in a community of Amish farmers in Iowa in 1993, explores the lore of the Great Plains settlers who came before them, and celebrates life on the land.
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Anywhere Out of the World

Author: Alan Bilton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781909776166


Page: 266

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What happens when the earth slips on its axis? What if the wrong turn took you out of this world and into another? Take a look through the cracks in reality... From the prodigious imagination of cult writer Alan Bilton, author of "The Known and Unknown Sea" and "The Sleepwalkers' Ball," comes a new collection of strange and unsettling short stories, poised midway between horror and comedy, the deeply mysterious and the utterly absurd. Fall through trapdoors and explore secret passages between the everyday and the fantastical, enter a labyrinth whose secrets lead deeper and deeper into the unknown. In Paris a baffled postman searches for a house that isn't there, while in Venice a young couple on their wedding night lose each other falling in and out of time. Closer to home, dogs and people and pills are missing whilst the fleas seem to get everywhere. As for the Pool on Wiene Street .... well, it's probably wiser not to dip one's toes... At every step, the curious, the lost, and the unwary stumble through an opening to another world - a world unlike any other in contemporary fiction. *** ""As uncanny as Psycho and as funny as a Monty Python sketch, Anywhere out of the World is an antidote to our conservative literary culture and essential reading for anyone still interested in the possibilities of literature"" - Novelist and short story writer DD Johnstone ""A man is sucked back into the nightmare past of his school's grubby swimming pool... a bridge built by day is dismantled overnight... at the edge of town uncertain territory threatens... under the feet of animals and history all is reduced to mud and entropy."" - Novelist, poet and short story writer Jo Mazelis *** Alan Bilton is the author of two novels, "The Known and Unknown Sea" (2014), variously compared to Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the 1902 movie, A Trip to the Moon, and Dante's Inferno, and "The Sleepwalkers' Ball" (2009) which one critic described as "Franz Kafka meets Mary Poppins." As a writer, he is obviously a hard man to pin down. He is also the author of books on Silent Film Comedy, Contemporary Fiction, and America in the 1920s. He teaches Creative Writing, Contemporary Literature, and Film at Swansea University in Wales.
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Coming Out of the World: Following the Lion of Judah

Author: Jose M. Palacio III

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1483438147

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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Coming Out of the World: Following the Lion of Judah is author Jose M. Palacio III’s heartfelt testimony of his faith and the divinely inspired vision of God’s infinite character, wisdom, and love for his followers. A veteran with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), he knows the difficulties God’s faithful can encounter. He discusses many of the struggles and obstacles Christian believers may face on a daily basis, including pride, sin, guilt, and other forms of immorality. Palacio also focuses on the godly ideas and tools we need to overcome these obstacles—faith, salvation, trust, and perseverance. Some chapters focus on biblical themes or ideas, while others focus on more practical topics. Coming Out of the World: Following the Lion of Judah provides readers with an inspiring and encouraging way to better understand their faith and their walk with the Lord. Even though the struggle may seem intense and almost unbearable at times, believers will be reassured they are not alone
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Out of this World

The Story of Muse

Author: Mark Beaumont

Publisher: Omnibus Press

ISBN: 9781849383684

Category: Rock groups

Page: 332

View: 366

From a battle of the bands competition in Teignmouth to the first band ever to sell out the new Wembley Stadium, the story of Muse's statospheric rise to fame is one of UK rock's most fascinating and incendiary tales.
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Out of Eden: The Peopling of the World

Author: Stephen Oppenheimer

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780337531

Category: Social Science

Page: N.A

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In a brilliant synthesis of genetic, archaeological, linguistic and climatic data, Oppenheimer challenges current thinking with his claim that there was only one successful migration out of Africa. In 1988 Newsweek headlined the startling discovery that everyone alive on the earth today can trace their maternal DNA back to one woman who lived in Africa 150,000 years ago. It was thought that modern humans populated the world through a series of migratory waves from their African homeland. Now an even more radical view has emerged, that the members of just one group are the ancestors of all non-Africans now alive, and that this group crossed the mouth of the Red Sea a mere 85,000 years ago. It means that not only is every person on the planet descended from one African 'Eve' but every non-African is related to a more recent Eve, from that original migratory group. This is a revolutionary new theory about our origins that is both scholarly and entertaining, a remarkable account of the kinship of all humans. Further details of the findings in this book are presented at www.bradshawfoundation.com/stephenoppenheimer/
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Out of this World

Author: J. D. Robb,Laurell K. Hamilton,Susan Krinard,Maggie Shayne

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101214414

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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Featuring a Lieutenant Eve Dallas novella and an Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter novella, this New York Times bestselling anthology of paranormal romance will transport you to a time and a place you’ve never been before… In J. D. Robb's "Interlude in Death," Lieutenant Eve Dallas is forced to forsake duty to take down a rogue ex-cop at an off-planet police conference—and save the man she loves. In Laurell K. Hamilton's "Magic Like Heat Across My Skin," a kidnapping brings vampire hunter Anita Blake and the two men in her life closer than a woman, a vampire, and a werewolf have ever been before. Searching the universe for a missing ship, two telepaths lose themselves in each other—mind, body, and soul in Susan Krinard's "Kinsman." And in Maggie Shayne's "Immortality," a man pulls a drowning woman out of the sea, a centuries-old witch with one last wish to share with him—and one last hope. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Out of This World

Author: Neville Goddard

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 1787208567

Category: Religion

Page: 26

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First published in 1949, this spiritual classic by Neville Goddard captures the same intensity of thought and conviction which made Goddard famous amongst progressive thinkers. In this volume we see not only a profound religious feeling, but also a sense of the dignity and responsibility of human life. Our own feeling about the results of his experiments as a whole is that they are not just an addition to our existing knowledge, but require a revolution in our whole way of thinking about the world. A wonderful read!
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Out of this World

The New Field of Space Architecture

Author: A. Scott Howe,Brent Sherwood

Publisher: Amer Inst of Aeronautics &

ISBN: 9781563479823

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 421

View: 2237

This collaborative book compiles 30 chapters on the theory and practice of designing and building inhabited environments in outer space. It is rich in graphics including diagrams, design drawings, digital renderings, and photographs of models and operational designs.
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Out of the World

A Novel: Vol. II - Scholar's Choice Edition

Author: Mary Healy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781296238520


Page: 282

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
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