By H.V. Savitch
This ebook is set city terror - its which means, its ramifications, and its impression on urban existence. Written by means of a well known professional within the box, "Cities in a Time of Terror" attracts on info from greater than one thousand towns around the globe and strains the evolution of city terrorism among 1968 and 2006. It explains what varieties of towns became leading ambitions, why terrorism has develop into more and more deadly, and the way its proposal has replaced from secular to non secular. the writer describes city terrorism as an try and use the city's personal energy opposed to itself, forcing it to implode, and delineates 3 simple logics of terrorist offerings for focusing on towns. The publication additionally incorporates a dialogue of neighborhood resilience - the city's capability to bop again from assault - and indicates how that may be sustained. Examples from long island, London, Jerusalem, Istanbul, Moscow, Paris, and Madrid illustrate the book's important issues.
By Arthur C. Clarke
178 pages of good textual content. publication membership version.
Obvious via a powerful pair of binoculars, Neptune is without doubt one of the few planets that's simply obvious from the outside of Earth. Readers will observe what it might be wish to stopover at the skin of Neptune and the way scientists are operating to benefit extra approximately this icy planet. they're going to additionally become aware of how the planet was once came across and why its moons and earrings are so attention-grabbing to scientists.
Helen and Betty Mitchell have been approached by way of humanoid house extraterrestrial beings at a espresso store in St. Louis, Missouri within the past due Fifties. Taught how one can converse with the distance humans from Mars and Venus, they obtain messages from their new acquaintances. ultimately they're taken on an area send voyage. this is often the account in their reviews and the messages they got by way of the extraterrestrial beings: abolish nuclear guns, create schooling tv programming and turn into vegetarians or face extinction.
By Harlow Shapley
1928. Article on pp. 2058-962 in unmarried whole factor of complaints of the nationwide Academy of Sciences, quantity 14, No. 12, December 1928. various different articles in related factor. eightvo, unique published brown paper wraps. close to wonderful. No possession marks.
By Erich von Daniken
Erich von Daeniken has a truly attention-grabbing method of investigating the origins of the human race (do we come from the outer space?). he isn't an informed archaeologist - he's an hotelier with nice curiosity in historical past of human race, of its origins. he's able to shuttle at any place there's something attention-grabbing to be noticeable and never but absolutely defined by way of modern science.
He doesn't declare that what he says is the reality (unlike many folks who write those varieties of alternative-history books) - he simply increases questions, brings forth very attention-grabbing findings
By Diana Spencer
Rome used to be a development web site for a lot of its historical past, a urban consistently reshaped and reconstituted according to political and cultural switch. In later occasions, the conjunction of ruins and rebuilding lent the cityscape a very attention-grabbing personality, a lot exploited by way of artists and writers. This layering and altering of vistas additionally reveals expression within the literary culture, from classical instances correct as much as the twenty-first-century. This number of essays deals glimpses, sideways glances and unforeseen angles that open up Rome in its widest attainable experience, and explores how the seen parts of Rome - the hills, the Tiber, the temples, the boards, the Colosseum, the statues and monuments - function as, or develop into, the sites/sights of Rome.The analyses are knowledgeable by means of modern serious considering and draw on old old narrative, Roman poetry, Renaissance literature and cartography, artwork of the Grand journey period, Russian and Soviet interpretations, and twentieth-century cinema.
By Karl J.H. Hildon
A finished 1985 Commodore computing device reference advisor by means of Karl J.H. Hildon. This 122 web page masterpiece comprises a great deal of hardcore Commodore technical info tables.