Children of the Stars

Author: Herbert E. Menhennett
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781945058516
Format: PDF
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Do you know where your parents were when you were conceived? No, not many people would. Ivan knows, and he knows that's why he is "special." Many years after Ivan's conception, his father, Niels Borgue, is returning from a successful mission to Ceres when some water samples are accidentally released in the space capsule. Niels and his two crew mates ingest the water--and the bacteria it carries. Infected, and with no cure in sight, the three men threaten the whole world if released from quarantine. This dilemma confronts Niels and his wife, as well as the two other crew members on the Ceres mission. Left with no other option, they come up with the Final Solution--one that might just make humanity as special as Ivan.

Bad Astronomy

Author: Philip C. Plait
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471422075
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Advance praise for Philip Plait s Bad Astronomy "Bad Astronomy is just plain good! Philip Plait clears up every misconception on astronomy and space you never knew you suffered from." --Stephen Maran, Author of Astronomy for Dummies and editor of The Astronomy and Astrophysics Encyclopedia "Thank the cosmos for the bundle of star stuff named Philip Plait, who is the world s leading consumer advocate for quality science in space and on Earth. This important contribution to science will rest firmly on my reference library shelf, ready for easy access the next time an astrologer calls." --Dr. Michael Shermer, Publisher of Skeptic magazine, monthly columnist for Scientific American, and author of The Borderlands of Science "Philip Plait has given us a readable, erudite, informative, useful, and entertaining book. Bad Astronomy is Good Science. Very good science..." --James "The Amazing" Randi, President, James Randi Educational Foundation, and author of An Encyclopedia of Claims, Frauds, and Hoaxes of the Occult and Supernatural "Bad Astronomy is a fun read. Plait is wonderfully witty and educational as he debunks the myths, legends, and 'conspiracies that abound in our society. 'The Truth Is Out There' and it's in this book. I loved it!" --Mike Mullane, Space Shuttle astronaut and author of Do Your Ears Pop in Space?

Our Fate and the Zodiac

Author: Margaret Mayo
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787305925
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1900 an astrological autograph book. "There was a star danced, and under that was I born. Cousins, God give you joy!" - Shakespeare. One chapter devoted to each sign.

The Dream of the West Pt II

Author: Brian Lasater
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 143031382X
Format: PDF
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This volume looks at the ancient heritage of Greek philosophy and Mesopotamian astronomy and examines the history of map-making, coastal and celestial navigation and astronomy from 1487-1727.

Christ Child

Author: Stephen J. Davis
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030014945X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Little is known about the early childhood of Jesus Christ. But in the decades after his death, stories began circulating about his origins. One collection of such tales was the so-called Infancy Gospel of Thomas, known in antiquity as the Paidika or “Childhood Deeds” of Jesus. In it, Jesus not only performs miracles while at play (such as turning clay birds into live sparrows) but also gets enmeshed in a series of interpersonal conflicts and curses to death children and teachers who rub him the wrong way. How would early readers have made sense of this young Jesus? In this highly innovative book, Stephen Davis draws on current theories about how human communities construe the past to answer this question. He explores how ancient readers would have used texts, images, places, and other key reference points from their own social world to understand the Christ child’s curious actions. He then shows how the figure of a young Jesus was later picked up and exploited in the context of medieval Jewish-Christian and Christian-Muslim encounters. Challenging many scholarly assumptions, Davis adds a crucial dimension to the story of how Christian history was created.