Economics of the Undead

Zombies, Vampires, and the Dismal Science

Author: Glen Whitman,James Dow

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442235039

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 310

View: 1807

Whether preparing us for economic recovery after the zombie apocalypse, analyzing vampire investment strategies, or illuminating the market forces that affect vampire-human romances, Economics of the Undead gives both seasoned economists and layman readers something to sink their teeth into.
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Vampire tragen keine Karos

Author: Kerrelyn Sparks

Publisher: MIRA Taschenbuch

ISBN: 395576687X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 2210

Drei untrügliche Hinweise, dass dein neuer Mann anders ist als andere: 1. Er schläft den ganzen Tag - ist dafür nachts aber ganz besonders aktiv. 2. Er wird angefallen von Schwert schwingenden Schurken und behauptet, allein damit klarzukommen. 3. Er scheint einfach nicht älter zu werden. Heather Westfield führt ein beschauliches Leben. Bis sie einem gut aussehenden, ziemlich mysteriösen Fremden hilft. Etwas stimmt nicht mit Jean-Luc, aber trotzdem hat sie noch nie einen so charmanten, so attraktiven. so wunderbaren Mann getroffen. Wäre ihnen jetzt kein blutdürstiger Bösewicht auf den Fersen, sie könnten glücklich sein bis an ihr Lebensende.
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Zombie

Roman

Author: Joyce Carol Oates

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442727421

Category:

Page: 213

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The Undead

Organ Harvesting, the Ice-Water Test, Beating Heart Cadavers--How Medicine Is Blurring the Line Between Life and Death

Author: Dick Teresi

Publisher: Pantheon

ISBN: 0307907112

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

View: 2690

Important and provocative, The Undead examines why even with the tools of advanced technology, what we think of as life and death, consciousness and nonconsciousness, is not exactly clear and how this problem has been further complicated by the business of organ harvesting. Dick Teresi, a science writer with a dark sense of humor, manages to make this story entertaining, informative, and accessible as he shows how death determination has become more complicated than ever. Teresi introduces us to brain-death experts, hospice workers, undertakers, coma specialists and those who have recovered from coma, organ transplant surgeons and organ procurers, anesthesiologists who study pain in legally dead patients, doctors who have saved living patients from organ harvests, nurses who care for beating-heart cadavers, ICU doctors who feel subtly pressured to declare patients dead rather than save them, and many others. Much of what they have to say is shocking. Teresi also provides a brief history of how death has been determined from the times of the ancient Egyptians and the Incas through the twenty-first century. And he draws on the writings and theories of celebrated scientists, doctors, and researchers—Jacques-Bénigne Winslow, Sherwin Nuland, Harvey Cushing, and Lynn Margulis, among others—to reveal how theories about dying and death have changed. With The Undead, Teresi makes us think twice about how the medical community decides when someone is dead.
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The Girl in the Letter

Author: Emily Gunnis

Publisher: Headline Review

ISBN: 9781472255105

Category:

Page: 352

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Read her letter. Remember her story... Gripping. Mesmerising. Haunting. Heart-breaking. Once you've heard her story, you will never forget The Girl in the Letter. Perfect for fans of Kate Morton, Rachel Hore and Kathryn Hughes, this page-turning, moving novel of separation and long-buried secrets will stay with you for ever. In the winter of 1956 pregnant young Ivy is sent in disgrace to St Margaret's, a home for unmarried mothers in the south of England, run by nuns, to have her child. Her baby daughter is adopted. Ivy will never leave. Sixty years later, journalist Samantha stumbles upon a series of letters from Ivy to her lover, pleading with him to rescue her from St Margaret's before it is too late. As Sam pieces together Ivy's tragic story, terrible secrets about St Margaret's dark past begin to emerge. What happened to Ivy, to her baby, and to the hundreds of children born in the home? What links a number of mysterious, sudden deaths in the area? And why are those who once worked at St Margaret's so keen that the truth should never be told? As Sam unpicks the sinister web of lies surrounding St Margaret's, she also looks deep within - to confront some unwelcome truths of her own...
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Days with the Undead: Book One

Author: Julianne Snow

Publisher: Sirens Call Publications

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

View: 3338

It’s a journal of survival. Five people set out to escape the Undead who have risen too close to home. Join the emotional and physical struggle as they began on the third day after the awakening of Brooks VanReit, as they are recorded from the point of view of Julie, a former pathologist and part-time survivalist. Each entry is geared toward helping those who want to help themselves and maybe give a few that don’t a swift kick in the ass. Join our group of survivors on their journey through these Days with the Undead.
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Children of the Undead

Author: David Dvorkin

Publisher: David Dvorkin

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 308

View: 8060

This wasn't your run-of-the-mill zombie apocalypse. The dead were digging their way out of their graves, but they weren't after brains. They wanted their homes and families and jobs back. Not that they would object to the occasional nice serving of brains, especially if it came with a side of pickles. “Go in there.” “Hell, no. I’m going to send someone stupid in there with a pickle.” It’s brains served with a side of pickles, hold the mayo. A terrifying tale of parents, children, brothers, sisters, friends, bosses, employees, wives, ex–wives, friends’ wives, Republicans, studly bacteria, zombies, tentacles, politics, religion, giant screaming earth mothers, and the armpit and other regions of Hell. And pickles. A social and political satire disguised as a comic novel about zombies and pickles. Or possibly the other way around.
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The Undead In My Bed

Author: Katie MacAlister,Jessica Sims,Molly Harper

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451656807

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9935

Under the covers, these lovers come alive! Katie MacAlister conjures supernatural sparks in Shades of Gray A TV crew is filming a paranormal reality show on the grounds of an imposing old Czech Republic estate. But the electric passion behind the camera is what’s out of this world. When Noelle, a Guardian, meets vampire Grayson, who has roamed for three centuries, she awakens an aching hunger in him that only her touch can relieve. . . . Molly Harper cooks up laughter and thrills in Undead Sublet After overworked Chicago chef Tess flips out (can everyone hear that arugula talking, or is it just me?), she rents a quiet house in Half-Moon Hollow for a month of R & R. But when she finds the place occupied by a drop-dead gorgeous vampire, Tess’s tastes—for comfort food, for small Kentucky towns, and for her irresistible lover—become nearly insatiable! Jessica Sims excites the senses in Out with a Fang When lonely were-jaguar Ruby consults a paranormal matchmaker, she hopes to finally move on from a heart-wrenching breakup with her one true love, a forbidden human. Nervously agreeing to a blindfolded first date with a vampire, she finds the spicy scent of him intoxicating, his voice low, sexy, and so very familiar. . . .
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Dead Beautiful - Deine Seele in mir

Roman

Author: Yvonne Woon

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423416122

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 480

View: 852

Nur einen Kuss – nichts wünscht sich die 16-jährige Renée sehnlicher von ihrem schönen, doch seltsam unnahbaren Mitschüler Dante. Noch nie zuvor hat sie zu einem Jungen eine solch starke Seelenverwandtschaft empfunden. Aber obwohl die Anziehung zwischen ihnen spürbar ist, verweigert ihr Dante diesen Kuss. Warum? Und was hat es mit den ganzen seltsamen Fächern wie Bestattungskunde und Gartenbau an ihrer neuen Schule auf sich? Renée ist fasziniert von den alten Riten an ihrem Internat und gleichzeitig verunsichert. Denn es kommt immer wieder zu mysteriösen Todesfällen unter den Schülern ...
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Zombie Threat: The Undead Arise

The Danger to Mankind’s Survival

Author: Colten Steele

Publisher: Colten Steele

ISBN: 1310019622

Category: Fiction

Page: 28

View: 583

The danger to mankind's survival is emerging. Avoiding the zombie apocalypse depends on containing a new threat before it gets out of hand. In the deepest rainforests of South America the potential exists for a previously undiscovered virus to cross over and infect humans. While investigating the destruction of some of the rainforests most majestic inhabitants, a scientist stumbles on an unusual species and brings it back to the United States, unknowingly endangering the entire world’s population.
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Tagebuch der Apokalypse 2

Roman

Author: J.L. Bourne

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641105439

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8793

Der Kampf ums Überleben geht weiter Die Welt ist verwüstet, die Toten haben die Herrschaft über den Globus übernommen. Dies ist das Tagebuch eines jungen Soldaten, der sich mit einer kleinen Gruppe Überlebender in der texanischen Wüste der neuen Geißel der Menschheit stellt. Von ihrem vermeintlich sicheren Bunker aus versuchen sie das zu retten, was von der Menschheit noch übrig ist. Doch wie lange können sie durchhalten, wenn die Apokalypse Tag für Tag aufs Neue über sie hereinbricht?
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Night of the Harvest Moon : Vampyre

A Tale of the Living and the Undead

Author: Everett L. Winrow

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595276296

Category: Fiction

Page: 440

View: 622

Night Of The Harvest Moon: Vampyre is a gothic horror narrative, one that delves deeply into the souls of its characters. The tale begins in the late 1800's in Central Europe, primarily Moldavia and Transylvania and expands to London and Sweden. Harvest Moon is a story of immense reprisals, hatred, and passion. Sorcery, demonology, and religion are essential elements that interweave within the physical and supernatural planes of existence of all those involved. The Vampyre learns of ancient knowledge that existed long before Egyptian civilization, the Ta Merians. The nosferatu also learns of other dimensions and secrets of man and god, another race of beings before the existence of humankind. With this knowledge the Vampyre's revenge is set in place with hatred that far surpasses that of, She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed and Kremhild of the Die Nibelungen, and the avenger of Siegfried. The Command Demon, Karcist and Rulers of the North and South Airts, Azazel and Pazuzu with the aid of the Bloodstone Ematille, are summoned by the antagonist Dijon. They are to do his bidding in the Circle Of Magic for one sole purpose: the sacrifice of human life in order to gain his immortal existence.
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Elements of the Undead Books One-Three

A Zombie Apocalypse Series

Author: William Esmont

Publisher: Devious Productions, LLC

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 397

View: 6879

As mankind’s reign on earth draws to a violent close, survivors Megan Pritchard and Jack Wolfe navigate the zombie-infested post-apocalyptic wasteland of the former United States in search of a safe place to ride out their last days. From the scorching deserts of southern Arizona to wilds of the Texas gulf coast, their attempts to find salvation are met with death and destruction at every turn. As options dwindle and despair mounts, their worst fears are realized: there is nowhere to run and nowhere to hide. In order to survive, they must change and adapt to their new place in the world. The alternative is extinction. This omnibus contains the first three stories in the Elements of the Undead series – Fire, Air, and Earth. The Elements of the Undead: Fire: The Collapse Air: Mortal Choice Earth: Desperate Measures Water: The End of Us Coop: An Elements of the Undead Short The Elements of the Undead Omnibus (Books One-Three) Series Keywords: Apocalypse Zombies, Zombie Apocalypse Survival, Zombie Wars, Post Apocalyptic World,Undead apocalypse,Zombie Heroes, Apocalyptic Survival Zombies, arizona, united states, texas,horror,science fiction,collection
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The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and the Undead

Author: Don Borchert

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429963411

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Mark Twain once said "The rumors of my death were greatly exaggerat—BRAINS!!!!!" Pulled from the grip of Mark Twain's rotting zombie hands, is Tom Sawyer like you've never seen him before, in a swashbuckling, treasure-seeking adventure, spiked with blood, gore, and zombie madness. In this expanded and illustrated edition of Mark Twain's beloved tale of boyhood adventures, Tom's usual mishaps are filled with the macabre and take place in a world overrun by a zombie virus that turns people into something folks call "Zum." The United States is infected with a plague of rotting, yet spry, Zum, searching for fresh meat. In this world, there's no need to whitewash Aunt Polly's fence. Instead, Tom cons his friends into sharpening fence posts to lethal points to repel a Zum attack. To escape the boredom of civilized life, Tom and his pal Huckleberry Finn don't have to fake their deaths, just pretend to be Zum. And instead of playing cowboys and Indians, Tom hones his fighting skills in a bloodthirsty game of "Us and Zum." He always wins . . . until he bumps into the real thing. When vicious, self-aware zombies evolve and threaten the town . . . what will Tom and Huck do to protect their loved ones, and will they live to tell the tale? With all the comedy, romance, and adventure that readers expect from Mark Twain, Tom Sawyer now becomes a new breed of hero for a whole new world—a grade-A zombie hunter. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Confessions of the Undead

Author: Storm Heselschwerdt

Publisher: Sweet Life

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 125

View: 6832

Professor Salliar tries to take over the world by enslaving the minds of the Zombies, Werewolves and Vampires.
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Shorting the Undead and Other Horrors

A Menagerie of Macabre Mini-Fiction

Author: Saul Tanpepper

Publisher: Brinestone Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 266

View: 3562

Eight terrifying tales of the Undead and the Unliving. Includes: Occupied (a supermoto champion is trapped on an airplane with the Undead) Mr. November (four boys, a haunted house, and the World Series on Halloween night) The Headhunter (a story of redemption, salvation, and zombie hunters) The Object of Her Obsession (a young woman's desire is so strong it reaches beyond the grave) Nocturne (a man with a dark secret and an even darker obsession) Outsourced (a dark comedy about the economy and zombies that crave more than brains) Open Wide (payback comes in the form of a dentist's drill) Golgotha (a scientist's attempt at a zombie antidote goes horribly awry) Approximately 88,000 words (264 print pages). Also available separately. For older teens and adults. search terms: horror, murder, ghost, haunted, paranormal, zombie, undead, grave, cemetery, suspense, thriller, rapture, apocalypse, dystopian
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Plague of the Undead

Author: Joe Mckinney

Publisher: Pinnacle Books

ISBN: 0786033983

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8128

A Handful Of Survivors For thirty years, they have avoided the outbreak of walking death that has consumed America's heartland. They have secured a small compound near the ruins of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Isolated from the world. Immune to the horror. Blissfully unaware of what lies outside in the region known as the Dead Lands. Until now. . . A New Generation Of Explorers Led by a military vet who's seen better days, the inexperienced offspring of the original survivors form a small expedition to explore the wastelands around them. A biologist, an anthropologist, a photographer, a salvage expert--all are hoping to build a new future from the rubble, which they call the "Dead Lands." Until all hell breaks loose. . . A Land Of Death The infected are still out there. Stalking. Feeding. Spreading like a virus. Wild animals roam the countryside, hunting prey. Small pockets of humanity hide in the shadows: some scared, some mad, all dangerous. This is the New World. If the explorers want it, they'll have to take it. Dead or alive. . . Praise for Joe McKinney's novels "A merciless, fast-paced and genuinely scary read that will leave you absolutely breathless." --Bram Stoker Award-winning author Brian Keene on Dead City "A rising star on the horror scene." --Fearnet.com
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The Undead Among Us - The Figure of the Vampire as the "Unknown Other" and Its Representation in "True Blood"

Author: Felicitas Schott

Publisher: diplom.de

ISBN: 3842821859

Category: Art

Page: 67

View: 9359

Drakul. Nosferatu. Upyr. Vampyre. There have been many names for what we know today as the vampire. For over a century, literature, television, cinema and many other areas in our daily lives cannot be imagined without the appearance of this fictional character. Almost everyone is familiar with the image of the walking undead that creeps out of its coffin at night and sucks the blood out of humans. The undead has always been appealing to its audience. It is the ‘otherness’ of such monsters, their frightful darkness and exoticism that makes them so interesting. This book deals with the figure of the vampire regarded as the ‘unknown other’ and how it is fictionally represented in the American TV series True Blood (2008 - ). Considering both psychoanalytical concepts as well identity theory, the author depicts the literary and cinematographic development of the fictional figure of the vampire since the late nineteenth century, and analyzes different representations of the vampire and its “otherness” as well as their appeal to the audience in the True Blood.
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Zombies, Vampires, and Philosophy

New Life for the Undead (Large Print 16pt)

Author: Richard Greene and K Silem Mohammad

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1459601076

Category:

Page: 500

View: 7147

Don't turn around - there's probably one behind you right now. Vampires and zombies are just everywhere. Bram Stoker had no idea what he was starting when he published his vampire novel Dracula in 1897, incidentally digging up and re-animating the word ''undead. Whether it's Twilight, Let the Right One In, True Blood, or the comic book series Thirty Days of Night, vampire stories seem to experience an eternal cycle of death and resurrection, growing more potent, if not more rosy-cheeked, with each successive manifestation. While vampires are suave, sexy, sophisticated, stay up all night, generally have good hair, and often deliver witty one-liners, zombies are just the opposite. Zombies have poor complexions, missing body parts, few social graces, and are conversationally challenged. Yet public fascination with zombies keeps proliferating, along with the popularity of vampires. There are more zombie books, zombie movies, and zombie games than ever before. About the only things vampires and zombies share is that they want to bite us and we are at risk of becoming like them. However, they both confront us with moral and metaphysical issues of life and death. In Zombies, Vampires, and Philosophy, an expanded edition of The Undead and Philosophy, twenty-two of our leading thinkers teach us the lessons we can absorb from the various forms of Undeath. ''This is a book worth buying just for the final chapter, which gives us the sensational and hitherto suppressed correspondence of tienne Lavec and Paulie Dori Williams. At long last we have a vital perspective that has been sadly lacking; authentic vampire reactions to the way vampires are depicted in popular culture.
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