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Phobos

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ISBN10 : 1429985631

Publisher : Tor Books

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A dazzling look at Mayan mythology incarnate from New York Times bestselling author Steve Alten For two thousand years, the Mayan Calendar has prophesied the end of mankind on a date equating to December 21st, 2012. As that day approaches, greed, corruption, economic collapse, and violence seem to be pushing our species to the predicted brink of disaster. But there is another Doomsday threat looming in our near future, a very real threat that can wipe-out not only humanity but our entire planet. Phobos: Mayan Fear, Steve Alten's third book in the Mayan Prophecy series, is a doomsday rollercoaster ride of adventure that follows Immanuel Gabriel to the end of the world and back again for one last shot at salvation. During Immanuel's journey with his deceased grandfather, archaeologist Julius Gabriel, Julius reveals everything the Mayans knew and feared—from the secrets of creation that predate the Big Bang to the existence of extraterrestrials that have come to Earth to save our species. The universe is not what it seems, nor is human existence. The ticking clock of physicality that begins at conception and terminates with our final breath is neither the end nor the beginning, but an elaborate ruse constructed as a test. We are failing miserably. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Phobos

Author : Ty Drago

ISBN10 : 1466838469

Publisher : Macmillan

Number of Pages : 432

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 1898

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Book Summary: Lt. Mike Brogue is one of a kind: the only native Martian to be a commissioned officer. He's the military's poster boy for relieving political tensions between Mars Colony and Earth---but he wants nothing to do with it. Brogue is just a man trying to do his job as a tactical analyst and prefers to leave the politics to civilians and government subcommittees. After he manages to save a top Terran official from an extremist plot, however, the only way to avoid the spotlight is to get offplanet. So he pulls some strings and gets shipped to one of the small moons of Mars to help unravel a mystery. Some people at the research station on Phobos---Mars's smallest moon---have been killed, and it seems like the culprit is a native life form. The first military team sent in quickly discovered just how lethal the Phobos beast could be. Brogue, however, doesn't focus on the dust clouds and barren rock that compose the beast's lair but rather turns his attention to the high-tech research facility and its crew. He soon learns that there's no such thing as a safe haven from political upheaval. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Phobos

Author : Steve Alten

ISBN10 : 1429985631

Publisher : Tor Books

Number of Pages : 384

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 338

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Book Summary: A dazzling look at Mayan mythology incarnate from New York Times bestselling author Steve Alten For two thousand years, the Mayan Calendar has prophesied the end of mankind on a date equating to December 21st, 2012. As that day approaches, greed, corruption, economic collapse, and violence seem to be pushing our species to the predicted brink of disaster. But there is another Doomsday threat looming in our near future, a very real threat that can wipe-out not only humanity but our entire planet. Phobos: Mayan Fear, Steve Alten's third book in the Mayan Prophecy series, is a doomsday rollercoaster ride of adventure that follows Immanuel Gabriel to the end of the world and back again for one last shot at salvation. During Immanuel's journey with his deceased grandfather, archaeologist Julius Gabriel, Julius reveals everything the Mayans knew and feared—from the secrets of creation that predate the Big Bang to the existence of extraterrestrials that have come to Earth to save our species. The universe is not what it seems, nor is human existence. The ticking clock of physicality that begins at conception and terminates with our final breath is neither the end nor the beginning, but an elaborate ruse constructed as a test. We are failing miserably. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Exploring the Martian Moons

Author : Manfred "Dutch" von Ehrenfried

ISBN10 : 3319527002

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 255

Category : Technology & Engineering

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Book Summary: This book explores the once popular idea of 'Flexible Path' in terms of Mars, a strategy that would focus on a manned orbital mission to Mars's moons rather than the more risky, expensive and time-consuming trip to land humans on the Martian surface. While currently still not the most popular idea, this mission would take advantage of the operational, scientific and engineering lessons to be learned from going to Mars's moons first. Unlike a trip to the planet's surface, an orbital mission avoids the dangers of the deep gravity well of Mars and a very long stay on the surface. This is analogous to Apollo 8 and 10, which preceded the landing on the Moon of Apollo 11. Furthermore, a Mars orbital mission could be achieved at least five years, possibly 10 before a landing mission. Nor would an orbital mission require all of the extra vehicles, equipment and supplies needed for a landing and a stay on the planet for over a year. The cost difference between the two types of missions is in the order of tens of billions of dollars. An orbital mission to Deimos and Phobos would provide an early opportunity to acquire scientific knowledge of the moons and Mars as well, since some of the regolith is presumed to be soil ejected from Mars. It may also offer the opportunity to deploy scientific instruments on the moons which would aid subsequent missions. It would provide early operational experience in the Mars environment without the risk of a landing. The author convincingly argues this experience would enhance the probability of a safe and successful Mars landing by NASA at a later date, and lays out the best way to approach an orbital mission in great detail. Combining path-breaking science with achievable goals on a fast timetable, this approach is the best of both worlds--and our best path to reaching Mars safely in the future.

Phobos & Deimos

Author : John Moehl

ISBN10 : 1498239927

Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers

Number of Pages : 136

Category : Language Arts & Disciplines

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Book Summary: Many of us live dual lives, as though we live in two worlds. This divergence is perhaps greatest for those embedded in what may be called "multiculturalism." Multicultural people, with their unique life experiences, are migrating around the globe, carrying their own baggage while they face the demands of living in new and strange lands. The short stories in this collection look at the daily tests facing people, frequently in Africa, as they struggle to survive, often in a rapidly changing world. These observations are made through the lens of an outsider--someone from a different culture, with different habits, seeing and learning how these trials are met--seeing and learning that people, regardless of ethnicity, share a common humanity that makes taking these tests poignant and, at times, a true reflection of the human condition. The stories focus on farmers and families, business and traditional leaders, the poor and the rich as they move through life's pathways, not knowing the changes in store for tomorrow. The stories tell tales of sadness and success, while underscoring the common denominators we all share. The stories may be seen as representing a different world, but they most likely represent the whole world.

Phobos - Tome 01

Author : Victor Dixen,Eduardo Francisco

ISBN10 : 2331051666

Publisher : Glénat BD

Number of Pages : 80

Category : Comics & Graphic Novels

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Book Summary: Six filles. Six garçons. Six minutes pour se rencontrer. L'éternité pour s'aimer. Ils veulent marquer l'histoire avec un grand H. Ils sont six filles et six garçons, dans les deux compartiments séparés d'un même vaisseau spatial. Ils ont six minutes chaque semaine pour se séduire et se choisir, sous l'œil des caméras embarquées. Ils sont les prétendants du programme Genesis, l'émission de speed-dating la plus folle de l'Histoire, destinée à créer la première colonie humaine sur Mars. Elle veut trouver l'amour avec un grand A. Léonor, orpheline de dix-huit ans, est l'une des six élues. Elle a signé pour la gloire. Elle a signé pour l'amour. Elle a signé pour un aller sans retour... Même si le rêve tourne au cauchemar, il est trop tard pour regretter. Saga romanesque best-seller couronnée de prix et traduite dans plusieurs langues dont l’anglais, Phobos est un thriller de science-fiction en apesanteur, mariant romance spatiale et course pour la survie. Phobos est aujourd’hui adapté en bande dessinée par son maître d’œuvre, Victor Dixen, et par le brillant artiste brésilien Eduardo Francisco. À propos des romans PHOBOS « Une excellente entrée en matière, sous forme de thriller, pour appréhender des enjeux technologiques réels auxquels doivent faire face les ingénieurs dans l’aérospatial et les astronautes. » (Ariane Group, leader européen des lanceurs spatiaux) « Une palpitante épopée spatiale aux multiples rebondissements, avec de puissantes thématiques : le pouvoir des médias, l’ambition, la protection de l’environnement. » (Lire) « Un livre qui tient le lecteur en haleine jusqu'à la dernière page... une dystopie fascinante qui se situe dans l’univers spatial et celui de la télé-réalité ! » (Metronews) « Entre science-fiction, thriller et romance, Phobos est percutant et hautement addictif ! » (Le Temps)

Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System

Author : John S. Lewis

ISBN10 : 1483214133

Publisher : Academic Press

Number of Pages : 566

Category : Science

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Book Summary: Physics and Chemistry of the Solar System is a broad survey of the Solar System. The book discusses the general properties and environment of our planetary system, including the astronomical perspective, the general description of the solar system and of the sun and the solar nebula). The text also describes the solar system beyond mars, including the major planets; pluto and the icy satellites of the outer planets; the comets and meteors; and the meteorites and asteroids. The inner solar system, including the airless rocky bodies; mars, venus, and earth; and planets and life about other stars, is also encompassed. Mathematicians, chemists, physicists, geologists, astronomers, meteorologists, and biologists will find the book useful.

Seven Against Thebes

Author : Aeschylus,Helen H. Bacon

ISBN10 : 9780198020158

Publisher : Oxford University Press

Number of Pages : 102

Category : History

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Book Summary: The formidable talents of Anthony Hecht, one of the most gifted of contemporary American poets, and Helen Bacon, a classical scholar, are here brought to bear on this vibrant translation of Aeschylus' much underrated tragedy The Seven Against Thebes. The third and only remaining play in a trilogy dealing with related events, The Seven Against Thebes tells the story of the Argive attempt to claim the Kingdom of Thebes, and of the deaths of the brothers Eteocles and Polyneices, each by the others hand. Long dismissed by critics as ritualistic and lacking in dramatic tension, Seven Against Thebes is revealed by Hecht and Bacon as a work of great unity and drama, one exceptionally rich in symbolism and imagery.

Phobos Rising

Author : Gavin E Parker

ISBN10 :

Publisher : parcom entertainment

Number of Pages : 830

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Five years after the Ephialtes incident, two worlds teeter on the brink of the abyss. On Earth, civil unrest pushes the USAN towards a second strike at Mars. On Mars, divided loyalties threaten the entire independence project. A shocking act of violence triggers a desperate scramble for supremacy. Pressure is building. Peace is crumbling. Fear is mounting. The peace delivered in the wake of the Ephialtes incident is more fragile than many suppose. The USAN’s rearmament program continues apace, hindered only by the harsh economic realities imposed by the Martian deuterium embargo. On Mars, Askel and Bobby have to come to terms with an uncertain future while Foveaux and Kostovich brace themselves for the crisis they dread but know is coming. When a brutal incursion sends two planets careening towards conflict there is nowhere left to hide. The cold war between Earth and Mars is about to get hot, and there can only be one winner. ** Review "A worthy successor to the first book in the series. Given that this is the second book, less exposition is required, leaving more room for thorough character development and philosophical musings about the purpose of leadership, humanity's destiny, and our species' penchant for war. An impressively complex novel, there is plenty of mystery and existential uncertainty, making this futuristic space thriller a riveting read." - Self-Publishing Review "Conflict, both military and ethical, abounds in the mid-23rd century, setting the scene for a swashbuckling military science fiction saga with intricate subplots and more characters and points of view than a Russian novel. Parker writes well, the action riding a high-speed rail through layers of technology, deteriorating chains of command, moral dilemmas, and military insight." - US Review of Books From the Back Cover The peace delivered in the wake of the Ephialtes incident is more fragile than many suppose. The USAN's rearmament program continues apace, hindered only by the harsh economic realities imposed by the Martian deuterium embargo. On Mars, Askel and Bobby have to come to terms with an uncertain future while Foveaux and Kostovich brace themselves for the crisis they dread but know is coming. When a shocking act of violence sends two planets careening towards conflict there is nowhere left to hide. The cold war between Earth and Mars is about to get hot, and there can only be one winner.

The Madman's Daughter

Author : Megan Shepherd

ISBN10 : 0062128043

Publisher : Harper Collins

Number of Pages : 464

Category : Young Adult Fiction

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Book Summary: For fans of Libba Bray, this first book in a gothic suspense trilogy is inspired by H. G. Wells's The Island of Dr. Moreau and has been hailed by New York Times bestseller Carrie Ryan as having "beautiful writing, breakneck pacing, a pulse-pounding mystery, and an irresistible romance." Following accusations that her scientist father gruesomely experimented on animals, sixteen-year-old Juliet watched as her family and her genteel life in London crumbled around her—and only recently has she managed to piece her world back together. But when Juliet learns her father is still alive and working on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the old accusations are true. Accompanied by her father's handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward, Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father's insanity. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father's dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it's too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father's genius—and madness—in her own blood.

Interpretations of Peace in History and Culture

Author : W. Dietrich

ISBN10 : 0230367712

Publisher : Springer

Number of Pages : 329

Category : Political Science

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Book Summary: This is the first volume in the trilogy 'Many Peaces' on transrational peace and elicitive conflict transformation. It proposes an innovative analysis of peace interpretations in global history and contemporary cultures of peace, the so-called five families of energetic, moral, modern, post-modern, and transrational.

ODJ 850

Author : François Phobos

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Librinova

Number of Pages : N.A

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: Anesthésié par la présence à ses côtés du clone de sa défunte femme, Martin errait dans sa vie et ne comprit pas immédiatement pourquoi son équipier humanoïde de justice, ODJ 850, pourtant infaillible, avait commis l'impossible : se tromper dans une affaire de meurtre. Après avoir échappé à une tentative d'assassinat, il tentera de sauver sa peau, aidé par son indic Max, par son chef alcoolique, découvrant peu à peu qu'il devenait le fou dans une partie d'échecs que se livraient désormais deux des plus puissants milliardaires du monde.

The Sandcastle Empire

Author : Kayla Olson

ISBN10 : 0062484893

Publisher : HarperCollins

Number of Pages : 464

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 1809

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Book Summary: Before the war, Eden’s life was easy. Then the revolution happened, and everything changed. Now a powerful group called the Wolfpack controls the earth and its resources. And even though Eden has lost everything to them, she refuses to die by their hands. She knows the coordinates to the only neutral ground left in the world, a place called Sanctuary Island, and she is desperate to escape to its shores. Eden finally reaches the island and meets others resistant to the Wolves. But the solace is short-lived when one of Eden’s new friends goes missing. Braving the jungle in search of their lost ally, they quickly discover Sanctuary is filled with lethal traps and an enemy they never expected. This island might be deadlier than the world Eden left behind, but surviving it is the only thing that stands between her and freedom.

Phobos 4

Author : Victor Dixen

ISBN10 :

Publisher : Dutch Venture Publishing

Number of Pages : 600

Category : Young Adult Fiction

Viewed : 1852

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Book Summary: Lancering van de kanalen van de pioniers over 3 ... 2 … 1 … Ze vinden het moeilijk om hun leven weer op de rails te krijgen. Ze overleefden het Genesisprogramma en nadat ze een woestijn vol eenzaamheid doorkruisten op Mars, worden ze nu op aarde overspoeld door een wervelvind aan media-aandacht. Zij kan nog niet opgelucht ademhalen. In de ban van vragen zonder antwoord weigert Léonor elke vorm van lof en negeert ze alle camera's. Is het gevaar op de blauwe planeet echt voorgoed geweken? Blijven de geheimen die hen op de rode planeet achtervolgden echt voorgoed begraven? En wat als alles nu eens opnieuw veranderde in het zonnestelsel? Terwijl hun angst hen laat balanceren op het randje van verstikking, is het nog te vroeg om opgelucht adem te halen. Victor Dixen, die al twee keer de 'Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire' won, is terug met het laatste deel in deze internationale bestsellersaga die je de adem beneemt.

Greek Vases in the J. Paul Getty Museum

Author : The J. Paul Getty Museum

ISBN10 : 0892361840

Publisher : Getty Publications

Number of Pages : 199

Category : Art

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Book Summary: The Getty Museum houses an exceptional collection of ancient painted vases. This volume, fifth in the series, follows the direction taken by preceding volumes by introducing previously unpublished information about the works. Most importantly for scholars and students of vase painting, these volumes provide additional access to the works through extensive illustrations, descriptions, and reconstructions.

The Ultimate Weapon

Author : John W. Campbell

ISBN10 : 1625588356

Publisher : Simon and Schuster

Number of Pages : 94

Category : Fiction

Viewed : 609

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Book Summary: The star Mira was unpredictably variable. Sometimes it was blazing, brilliant and hot. Other times it was oddly dim, cool, shedding little warmth on its many planets. Gresth Gkae, leader of the Mirans, was seeking a better star, one to which his "people" could migrate. That star had to be steady, reliable, with a good planetary system. And in his astronomical searching, he found Sol. With hundreds of ships, each larger than whole Terrestrial spaceports, and traveling faster than the speed of light, the Mirans set out to move in to Solar regions and take over. And on Earth there was nothing which would be capable of beating off this incredible armada-until Buck Kendall stumbled upon THE ULTIMATE WEAPON.

Planetary Protection Classification of Sample Return Missions from the Martian Moons

Author : European Science Foundation,European Space Sciences Committee,National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences,Space Studies Board,Committee on Planetary Protection Requirements for Sample Return Missions from Martian Moons

ISBN10 : 0309488621

Publisher : National Academies Press

Number of Pages : 74

Category : Science

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Book Summary: An international consensus policy to prevent the biological cross-contamination of planetary bodies exists and is maintained by the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) of the International Council for Science, which is consultative to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space. Currently, COSPAR's planetary protection policy does not specify the status of sample-return missions from Phobos or Deimos, the moons of Mars. Although the moons themselves are not considered potential habitats for life or of intrinsic relevance to prebiotic chemical evolution, recent studies indicate that a significant amount of material recently ejected from Mars could be present on the surface of Phobos and, to a lesser extent, Deimos. This report reviews recent theoretical, experimental, and modeling research on the environments and physical conditions encountered by Mars ejecta during certain processes. It recommends whether missions returning samples from Phobos and/or Deimos should be classified as "restricted" or "unrestricted" Earth return in the framework of the planetary protection policy maintained by COSPAR. This report also considers the specific ways the classification of sample return from Deimos is a different case than sample return from Phobos.

Astronomy Demystified

Author : Stan Gibilisco

ISBN10 : 0071412131

Publisher : McGraw Hill Professional

Number of Pages : 575

Category : Science

Viewed : 304

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Book Summary: THE FAST AND PAINLESS WAY TO GRASP THE FUNDAMENTALS OF BASIC ASTRONOMY . . . WITHOUT FORMAL TRAINING Want to master astronomy or aerospace engineering but are intimidated by the complex formulas and equations? Tried other self-teaching guides but were turned off by the dry, complicated presentation? Problem solved! Astronomy Demystified is a totally different, very entertaining, and amazingly effective way to learn the mathematics, fundamentals, and general concepts of astronomy. With Astronomy Demystified, you ease into the subject one simple step at a time – at your own speed. Unlike most other books on the topic, general concepts are presented first – and the details follow. In order to make the learning process as clear and simple as possible, heavy-duty math, formulas, and equations are kept at a minimum. THIS UNIQUE, SELF-TEACHING TEXT OFFERS: * Questions at the end of every chapter and section to reinforce learning and pinpoint your weaknesses * A 100-question final exam for self-assessment * Tips on how to get the most out of observational tools such as binoculars and telescopes * Discussion of the special problems associated with observing the sky at “invisible wavelengths” * An easy way to understand the math involved in astronomy Simple enough for a beginner but comprehensive enough for an advanced student, Astronomy Demystified is your short cut to understanding the heavens.

Galactic North

Author : Alastair Reynolds

ISBN10 : 0316462527

Publisher : Orbit

Number of Pages : 352

Category : Fiction

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Book Summary: A collection of eight short stories and novellas in the dark and turbulent world of Alastair Reynolds' Revelation Space universe. Centuries from now, solidarity stretches thin as humanity spreads past the solar system and to the nearest stars. Technology has produced powerful new tools-but lethal risk will always accompany great advancement. And without foresight, opposing groups may fracture multiple worlds. Between the Demarchists and the Conjoiners, the basic right to expand human intelligence-beyond its natural limits-has become a war-worthy cause. Only vast lighthugger starships bind these squabbling colonies together, manned by the panicky and paranoid Ultras. And the hyperpigs just try to keep their heads down. The rich get richer. And everyone tries not to think about the worrying number of extinct alien civilizations turning up on the outer reaches of settled space...because who's to say that humanity won't be next?