Der Marsianer

Author: Andy Weir
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641144000
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Gestrandet auf dem Mars Der Astronaut Mark Watney war auf dem besten Weg, eine lebende Legende zu werden, schließlich war er der erste Mensch in der Geschichte der Raumfahrt, der je den Mars betreten hat. Nun, sechs Tage später, ist Mark auf dem besten Weg, der erste Mensch zu werden, der auf dem Mars sterben wird: Bei einer Expedition auf dem Roten Planeten gerät er in einen Sandsturm, und als er aus seiner Bewusstlosigkeit erwacht, ist er allein. Auf dem Mars. Ohne Ausrüstung. Ohne Nahrung. Und ohne Crew, denn die ist bereits auf dem Weg zurück zur Erde. Es ist der Beginn eines spektakulären Überlebenskampfes ...

Lalo

Author: Lalo Guerrero
Publisher: University of Arizona Press
ISBN: 9780816522149
Format: PDF, Kindle
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He has been called "the father of Chicano music" and "the original Chicano hepcat." Now, Lalo's autobiography takes readers on a musical rollercoaster, from his earliest enjoyment of Latino and black sounds in Tucson to his burgeoning career in Los Angeles singing with Los Carlistas, the quartet with which he began his recording career in 1938.

Illegal

Author: Terry Sterling
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493003062
Format: PDF, ePub
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Terry Greene Sterling enters the fearful ghettoes of Arizona, the gateway for nearly half of the nation's undocumented immigrants and the state that is the least welcoming toward them, to tell the stories of the men, women, and children who have crossed the border.

Animation A World History

Author: Giannalberto Bendazzi
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 1317519884
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A continuation of 1994’s groundbreaking Cartoons, Giannalberto Bendazzi’s Animation: A World History is the largest, deepest, most comprehensive text of its kind, based on the idea that animation is an art form that deserves its own place in scholarship. Bendazzi delves beyond just Disney, offering readers glimpses into the animation of Russia, Africa, Latin America, and other often-neglected areas and introducing over fifty previously undiscovered artists. Full of first-hand, never before investigated, and elsewhere unavailable information, Animation: A World History encompasses the history of animation production on every continent over the span of three centuries. Volume III catches you up to speed on the state of animation from 1991 to present. Although characterized by such trends as economic globalization, the expansion of television series, emerging markets in countries like China and India, and the consolidation of elitist auteur animation, the story of contemporary animation is still open to interpretation. With an abundance of first-hand research and topics ranging from Nickelodeon and Pixar to modern Estonian animation, this book is the most complete record of modern animation on the market and is essential reading for all serious students of animation history.

Der Mars Survival Guide

Author: Andy Weir
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641228042
Format: PDF
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So, Sie wollen also auf dem Mars leben? Vielleicht weil Sie von der zerklüfteten Oberfläche, dem atemberaubenden Panorama oder der endlosen, unberührten Natur angetan sind? Vielleicht sind Sie aber auch nur ein total Bekloppter, der auf Survivaltrips in leblosen, öden Wüsten steht? Was auch immer Ihre Gründe dafür sind – es gibt da ein paar Dinge, die Sie wissen sollten ... Mit trockenem Humor und wissenschaftlicher Genauigkeit liefert Andy Weir, Autor des Weltbestsellers „Der Marsianer“, die acht wichtigsten Überlebenstipps für den roten Planeten.

Historical Dictionary of Naval Intelligence

Author: Nigel West
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 9780810873773
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Naval intelligence is one of the most vital, and sometimes decisive, forms of intelligence. Over the centuries, and with particular velocity over recent decades, the techniques of detecting and destroying military (and commercial) shipping have improved, leapfrogging the equally frantic race to keep ahead of them and safeguard the huge investments involved. Today the new challenges range from an increasingly aggressive strategy adopted by Pyongyang's submarine fleet and the exclusion of illegal immigrants heading for Australia and southern Europe to the capture of cocaine-laded submarines in the Caribbean and the interdiction of Somali pirates off the Gulf of Aden. Any accurate assessment of the comparative threat these activities pose is just as dependent on good intelligence today as it was to Admiral Lord Nelson in the days of sail. The Historical Dictionary of Naval Intelligence relates the long and fascinating history of naval intelligence through a chronology, an introduction, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the organizations, operations, and events that made Naval intelligence what it is today.

Murder City

Author: Charles Bowden
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1568586221
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ciudad Juarez lies just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas. A once-thriving border town, it now resembles a failed state. Infamously known as the place where women disappear, its murder rate exceeds that of Baghdad. In Murder City, Charles Bowden-one of the few journalists who spent extended periods of time in Juarez-has written an extraordinary account of what happens when a city disintegrates. Interweaving stories of its inhabitants-a beauty queen who was raped, a repentant hitman, a journalist fleeing for his life-with a broader meditation on the town's descent into anarchy, Bowden reveals how Juarez's culture of violence will not only worsen, but inevitably spread north. Heartbreaking, disturbing, and unforgettable, Murder City was written at the height of his powers and established Bowden as one of America's leading journalists.

El obelisco marciano

Author: Linda Nagata
Publisher: FLASH
ISBN: 8416628742
Format: PDF, Mobi
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El obelisco marciano es el relato ganador del premio Locus 2018 y finalista del premio Hugo del mismo año en la categoría short story. Un poderoso relato sobre la lucha entre la existencia finita, el sacrificio y la esperanza de un futuro que quizás llegue a existir. Linda Nagata nos demuestra que, con pocas palabras, puede construirse una historia sólida y hermosa. «Somos una especie brillante -pensó Susannah-. Valientes, creativos, generosos... pero solo como individuos. En grandes números, fracasamos siempre.» En la cima de su carrera como arquitecta, Susannah se verá en la encrucijada de decidir entre perpetuar la huella del hombre en Marte o salvar temporalmente a los supervivientes de la última colonia marciana, asolada por una enfermedad mortal.

Wer auf Rache sinnt

Author: Anne Perry
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641197295
Format: PDF, ePub
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London, 1879: In der Themse treibt die Leiche eines Mannes, eine Pistolenkugel steckt in seinem Rücken. Die Identität des Toten ist rasch geklärt: Es handelt sich um einen kürzlich aus dem Gefängnis entflohenen Kriminellen. Wie Inspector William Monk jedoch bald feststellt, starb das Opfer nicht durch das Projektil, sondern muss bereits Stunden zuvor ertrunken sein. Warum also der postmortale Schuss? Fast zu spät erkennt Monk, dass der Schlüssel zu dem Fall in seiner eigenen Vergangenheit liegt – und dass ein alter Feind zurückgekehrt ist, um mörderische Rache zu üben ...