Asteroidenkrieg

Author: Ben Bova
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641151694
Format: PDF
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Der Asteroidenkrieg beginnt Während die letzten Rohstoffe dahinschwinden, steht die Erde vor einer gigantischen Klimakatastrophe. Da fasst Dan Randolph, ein privater Raumfahrtunternehmer, einen so atemberaubenden wie riskanten Plan: Er will eine Expedition in den Asteroidengürtel des Sonnensystems schicken, um die ungeheuren Ressourcen zwischen Mars und Jupiter für die Erde Menschen zu erschließen und damit die Zukunft zu sichern. Seinem Gegenspieler Martin Humphries, Erbe des milliardenschweren Humphries Trust, ist das Schicksal der Erde völlig gleichgültig. Er lebt in einer luxuriösen Idylle auf dem Mond und sein einziges Ziel ist es, sein Vermögen zu mehren und seine Macht auszubauen. So beabsichtigt er, Randolphs Raumfahrtunternehmen seinem Trust einzuverleiben, um das Know-how zu übernehmen und zu gegebener Zeit selbst Ansprüche im Asteroidengürtel zu erheben. Und aus diesem Grund setzt er alles daran, Randolphs Expedition scheitern zu lassen – und geht dabei buchstäblich über Leichen ...

The Precipice

Author: Paul Doiron
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1466868686
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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In this riveting new novel from Edgar finalist Paul Doiron, Bowditch joins a desperate search for two missing hikers as Maine wildlife officials deal with a frightening rash of coyote attacks. When two female hikers disappear in the Hundred Mile Wilderness-the most remote stretch along the entire Appalachian Trail-Maine game warden Mike Bowditch joins the desperate search to find them. Hope turns to despair after two unidentified corpses are discovered-their bones picked clean by coyotes. Do the bodies belong to the missing hikers? And were they killed by the increasingly aggressive wild dogs? Soon, all of Maine is gripped with the fear of killer coyotes. But Bowditch has his doubts. His new girlfriend, wildlife biologist Stacey Stevens, insists the scavengers are being wrongly blamed. She believes a murderer may be hiding in the offbeat community of hikers, hippies, and woodsmen at the edge of the Hundred Mile Wilderness. When Stacey herself disappears along the AT, the hunt for answers becomes personal. Can Mike Bowditch find the woman he loves before the most dangerous animal in the North Woods strikes again?

At the Precipice

Author: Jim Snell
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462034586
Format: PDF, Docs
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After forty years as an electronics engineer, Jim Snell had a stroke that ended his career but not his life. In 2007, Jim suffered the fate of many Americans who do not eat nutritiously and who live a sedentary life—he had a stroke. Although it nearly took his life, it served as a new beginning. Reeling from the physical challenges presented by the stroke, Jim also had to learn to manage the underlying medical condition that had developed—type 2 diabetes. At the Precipice is the story of one man’s journey back to health. After three years of doing everything he was told to do—monitor his blood glucose, make better food choices, take his medications properly, and more—Jim gained control over his disease. But like many, he was frustrated by what he perceived as a chasm between what his doctors knew and what they were sharing with him. Like many new diabetics, he found himself lost in a sea of conflicting information, vague advice, advertisements for “miracle cures,” and the promise of impossible advances in non-medical supplements. Though overwhelmed, Jim applied his engineer’s mind to the task, and this memoir details his experiences. Living with diabetes is no longer the death sentence it was once thought to be. Jim Snell is proof of that, and his story was written to inspire others who have developed this increasingly common disease.

At the Precipice of Poverty

Author: D. T. Blakeley
Publisher: Janus Publishing Company Lim
ISBN: 9781857564846
Format: PDF, Docs
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This is the story of life in a street in Croydon in 1907. It is also the story of a young man's dream - to leave that street with all its violence, drunkenness and poverty behind, and to give his parents a better life.

Ponderings from the Precipice

Author: James Conlon
Publisher: Forest of Peace Publishing
ISBN: 9780939516407
Format: PDF, ePub
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Brief reflections containing a sound, expansive spirituality we can integrate into daily living. Each pondering inspires understanding and action that can heal our souls and the Earth--and a soulwork section for concrete ways to further explore and transform.

The Precipice

Author: Ben Bova
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848947410
Format: PDF
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Once, Dan Randolph was one of the richest men on Earth. Now the planet is spiralling into environmental disaster, with floods and earthquakes destroying the lives of millions. Randolph knows the energy and natural resources of space can save Earth’s economy, but the price may be the loss of the only thing he has left - the company he founded, Astro Manufacturing. Martin Humphries, fabulously wealthy heir of the Humphries Trust, also knows that space-based industry is the way of the future. But unlike Randolph he does not care if Earth perishes in the process. And he knows that the perfect bait to ensnare Dan Randolph and take control of Astro is his revolutionary new fusion rocket propulsion system. As Randolph - accompanied by two beautiful women who are also brilliant astronauts - flies out to the Asteroid Belt aboard a fusion-propelled spacecraft , Humphries makes his move. The future of mankind lies in Randolph’s hands.

Dancing to the Precipice

Author: Caroline Moorehead
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061887528
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“[A] remarkable biography….Moorehead deftly wields periods detail…to tell the story of a captivating woman who kept her sense of self amid the vicissitudes of politics.” —Vogue From acclaimed biographer Caroline Moorhead comes Dancing to the Precipice, a sweeping chronicle of the remarkable life of Lucie de la Tour du Pin—“an astute, thoroughly engaging biography of a formidable woman” (Boston Globe) who, over the span of some 80 years, was witness to, and often a participant in the major social upheavals of eighteenth-century French history.

The Precipice

Author: Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635220197
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Precipice was written in the year 1869 by Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov. This book is one of the most popular novels of Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov, and has been translated into several other languages around the world. This book is published by Booklassic which brings young readers closer to classic literature globally.

The Edge of the Precipice

Author: Paul Socken
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 0773589880
Format: PDF, ePub
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Can a case be made for reading literature in the digital age? Does literature still matter in this era of instant information? Is it even possible to advocate for serious, sustained reading with all manner of social media distracting us, fragmenting our concentration, and demanding short, rapid communication? In The Edge of the Precipice, Paul Socken brings together a thoughtful group of writers, editors, philosophers, librarians, archivists, and literary critics from Canada, the US, France, England, South Africa, and Australia to contemplate the state of literature in the twenty-first century. Including essays by outstanding contributors such as Alberto Manguel, Mark Kingwell, Lori Saint-Martin, Sven Birkerts, Katia Grubisic, Drew Nelles, and J. Hillis Miller, this collection presents a range of perspectives about the importance of reading literature today. The Edge of the Precipice is a passionate, articulate, and entertaining collection that reflects on the role of literature in our society and asks if it is now under siege. Contributors include Michael Austin (Newman University), Sven Birkerts (author), Stephen Brockmann (Carnegie-Mellon University), Vincent Giroud (University of Franche-Comté), Katia Grubisic (poet), Mark Kingwell (University of Toronto), Alberto Manguel (author), J. Hillis Miller (University of California, Irvine), Drew Nelles (editor-in-chief, Maisonneuve), Keith Oatley (University of Toronto), Ekaterina Rogatchevskaia (British Library), Leonard Rosmarin (Brock University), Lori Saint-Martin (translator), Paul Socken (University of Waterloo), and Gerhard van der Linde (University of South Africa).

The Precipice A manual on prayer and fasting

Author: Tony Smits B.Th and Ian Traill D.Min
Publisher: Traillblazer Bookshop
ISBN: 1921978260
Format: PDF, ePub
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When we may be on the precipice of a possible fall and our brain is exhausted or we need change in our lives, we will search our hearts for answers and call out to God. It is the heart that cries out to God for change, in love, hate and a myriad of emotions which are involved in the development of our relationship with God and our fellow man. All of us have faced challenges whether on a personal level or in a group situation such as the family, church, work and so on, and as Christians we ask God to help us. We may do that by prayer on a daily basis, but in some very difficult or stressful times we may go into a fast to see the hand of God moving in our lives and hearts.