Meet Me in Atlantis

Author: Mark Adams
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698186214
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The New York Times Bestseller! The author of Turn Right at Machu Picchu travels the globe in search of the world’s most famous lost city. “Adventurous, inquisitive and mirthful, Mark Adams gamely sifts through the eons of rumor, science, and lore to find a place that, in the end, seems startlingly real indeed.”—Hampton Sides A few years ago, Mark Adams made a strange discovery: Far from alien conspiracy theories and other pop culture myths, everything we know about the legendary lost city of Atlantis comes from the work of one man, the Greek philosopher Plato. Stranger still: Adams learned there is an entire global sub-culture of amateur explorers who are still actively and obsessively searching for this sunken city, based entirely on Plato’s detailed clues. What Adams didn’t realize was that Atlantis is kind of like a virus—and he’d been exposed. In Meet Me in Atlantis, Adams racks up frequent-flier miles tracking down these Atlantis obsessives, trying to determine why they believe it's possible to find the world's most famous lost city—and whether any of their theories could prove or disprove its existence. The result is a classic quest that takes readers to fascinating locations to meet irresistible characters; and a deep, often humorous look at the human longing to rediscover a lost world.

Mapping Cyberspace

Author: Martin Dodge
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113463899X
Format: PDF, Docs
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Mapping Cyberspace is a ground-breaking geographic exploration and critical reading of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies. The book: * provides an understanding of what cyberspace looks like and the social interactions that occur there * explores the impacts of cyberspace, and information and communication technologies, on cultural, political and economic relations * charts the spatial forms of virutal spaces * details empirical research and examines a wide variety of maps and spatialisations of cyberspace and the information society * has a related website at http://www.MappingCyberspace.com. This book will be a valuable addition to the growing body of literature on cyberspace and what it means for the future.

Atlantis

Author: Ignatius Donnelly
Publisher: Book Tree
ISBN: 1585092681
Format: PDF
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Long known as the classic work on the study of Atlantis, the author puts forth the idea that this was the true place where civilization began. The great philosopher, Plato, mentioned Atlantis, which is said to have been a great civilization that had sunk into the sea and disappeared. Subjects include Plato's Atlantis, destruction of Atlantis, deluge stories throughout history, inherited civilization, old and new world interaction, Atlantis in Genesis, origin of the alphabet, the kings of Atlantis become Greek gods, the pyramid, the cross, the Garden of Eden, Atlantean colonies, and much more. This one book has done more than any other in promoting the idea for the lost continent of Atlantis.

Taylor Swift

Author: Hailey Hailey Newton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692599969
Format: PDF, Docs
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Celebrate the beauty of Taylor Swift, inside and out, with this gorgeously detailed coloring book. Portraits range from close ups to full body illustrations and feature some of Taylor's most iconic recent fashions and hair styles. From princess dresses to sunglasses and shorts, from curly to super-straight 'dos and everything in between, there's something here for every Taylor Swift ultrafan. Beautiful backgrounds provide a rich stage on the page for the celebrity artist and add hours of coloring fun. Contains fifteen pen-and-ink-style line drawings. Katy Perry coloring book also available: http://www.amazon.com/Katy-Perry-Ultimate-Coloring-Book/dp/0692653910

Write Your Way In

Author: Rachel Toor
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022638392X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Writing, for most of us, is bound up with anxiety. It’s even worse when it feels like your whole future—or at least where you’ll spend the next four years in college—is on the line. It’s easy to understand why so many high school seniors put off working on their applications until the last minute or end up with a generic and clichéd essay. The good news? You already have the “secret sauce” for crafting a compelling personal essay: your own experiences and your unique voice. The best essays rarely catalog how students have succeeded or achieved. Good writing shows the reader how you’ve struggled and describes mistakes you’ve made. Excellent essays express what you’re fired up about, illustrate how you think, and illuminate the ways you’ve grown. More than twenty million students apply to college every year; many of them look similar in terms of test scores, grades, courses taken, extracurricular activities. Admissions officers wade through piles of files. As an applicant, you need to think about what will interest an exhausted reader. What can you write that will make her argue to admit you instead of the thousands of other applicants? A good essay will be conversational and rich in vivid details, and it could only be written by one person—you. This book will help you figure out how to find and present the best in yourself. You’ll acquire some useful tools for writing well—and may even have fun—in the process.

The Everything Giant Book of Word Searches

Author: Charles Timmerman
Publisher: Everything
ISBN: 9781598695366
Format: PDF, ePub
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Are you a compulsive word searcher? Do you finish the average word search book in no time? If so, then you'll love The Everything Giant Word Search Book. Our largest word-search puzzle book yet, it's packed with more than 300 easy to challenging puzzles. This huge puzzle collection is the perfect companion for word search fans like you who can't get enough of these addicting pencil puzzlers. Each puzzle has a fun and clever theme, including: Walking on the moon Color coordinated A visit to Italy Under the sea What's on television? Rocket science Basketball greats No matter what your ability level, The Everything® Giant Word Search Book is sure to help to improve your vocabulary and problem-solving skills. And this giant volume will provide you with hours of fun!

The Modernist Papers

Author: Fredric Jameson
Publisher: Verso Books
ISBN: 1784783471
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Cultural critic Fredric Jameson, renowned for his incisive studies of the passage of modernism to postmodernism, returns to the movement that dramatically broke with all tradition in search of progress for the first time since his acclaimed A Singular Modernity . The Modernist Papers is a tour de froce of anlysis and criticism, in which Jameson brings his dynamic and acute thought to bear on the modernist literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Jameson discusses modernist poetics, including intensive discussions of the work of Baudelaire, Rimbaud, Mallarmé, Wallace Stevens, Joyce, Proust, and Thomas Mann. He explores the peculiarties of the American literary field, taking in William Carlos Williams and the American epic, and examines the language theories of Gertrude Stein. Refusing to see modernism as simply a Western phenomenon he also pays close attention to its Japanese expression; while the complexities of a late modernist representation of twentieth-century politics are articulated in a concluding section on Peter Weiss’s novel The Aesthetics of Resistance. Challenging our previous understanding of the literature of this pperiod, this monumental work will come to be regarded as the classic study of modernism.

Credo

Author: Davey Brian
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780954051037
Format: PDF, Mobi
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For hundreds of years economists have misrepresented the complexity of human psychology and worked with an asocial understanding of wellbeing. They have celebrated wealthy and powerful patrons and turned a blind eye to pervasive elite crime. They have recommended brutal policies and sanctified the "invisible hand" of supposedly beneficial markets - while downplaying destruction to communities and environments. Originally part of moral philosophy, economics is a 'gospel' that human problems can be traced back to 'scarcity', with salvation in efficiency, competitive markets, specialisation, technology and growth. In the contemporary world this guiding faith in the pursuit of growth is crashing against ecological boundaries. The economic system is caught in a Catch 22 because, without growth, it will be impossible to service debts and the financial system will implode.