The Precipice

Author: Ben Bova
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9780312703073
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Six-time Hugo Award winner Ben Bova chronicles the saga of humankind's expansion beyond the solar system in The Precipice. Once, Dan Randolph was one of the richest men on Earth. Now the planet is spiraling 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 doesn't 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 propulsion system. As Randolph--accompanied by two fascinating 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. The Asteroid Wars have begun. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Precipice

Author: Elia Wilkinson Peattie
Publisher: The Floating Press
ISBN: 1775453421
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This ambitious novel of ideas served as an important fulcrum in the growing canon of feminist literature that began to emerge in the early twentieth century. In it, Peattie follows the life of protagonist Kate Barrington -- as well as a full cast of other women -- as she navigates the challenges of what it means to be female in a new era of opportunity.

The Precipice Classic Reprint

Author: Mrs. Pearl Groves Maddox
Publisher: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9780331114645
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Excerpt from The Precipice As his expenses were furnished by his em ployer, it would seem that he cared little how Doris fared. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.

At the Precipice of Poverty

Author: D. T. Blakeley
Publisher: Janus Publishing Company Lim
ISBN: 9781857564846
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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.

The Precipice

Author: Ivan Aleksandrovich Goncharov
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635220197
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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.

Tarzan on the Precipice

Author: Michael A. Sanford
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1945462027
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Plunging into the Canadian wilderness to escape an overpowering grief, John Clayton, Lord Greystoke, divests himself of the veneer of civilization and again becomes the undisputed Lord of the Jungle, Tarzan of the Apes. But the North Woods is not the Dark Continent, and the ape-man swiftly runs a gauntlet of unexpected dangers. First, a vicious kidnap crew take him prisoner. Next, Tarzan encounters a band of Viking warriors who dwell in the vast crater of an ancient meteor strike, and makes common cause with a mysterious ape tribe who roamed the Americas long before man. Caught between warring worlds, his survival at stake, Tarzan stands upon a precipice of doom, both literally and psychologically. Will he triumph... or perish?

At the Precipice

Author: Shearer Davis Bowman
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807895672
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Why did eleven slave states secede from the Union in 1860-61? Why did the eighteen free states loyal to the Union deny the legitimacy of secession, and take concrete steps after Fort Sumter to subdue what President Abraham Lincoln deemed treasonous rebellion? At the Precipice seeks to answer these and related questions by focusing on the different ways in which Americans, North and South, black and white, understood their interests, rights, and honor during the late antebellum years. Rather than give a narrative account of the crisis, Shearer Davis Bowman takes readers into the minds of the leading actors, examining the lives and thoughts of such key figures as Abraham Lincoln, James Buchanan, Jefferson Davis, John Tyler, and Martin Van Buren. Bowman also provides an especially vivid glimpse into what less famous men and women in both sections thought about themselves and the political, social, and cultural worlds in which they lived, and how their thoughts informed their actions in the secession period. Intriguingly, secessionists and Unionists alike glorified the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States, yet they interpreted those sacred documents in markedly different ways and held very different notions of what constituted "American" values.

The Precipice

Author: Ray Cummings
Publisher: eStar Books
ISBN: 1612104789
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Finding the body was enough evidence to show just how the killer had worked in cold-blooded wickedness. (note: a short story) Excerpt Old Man Macpherson was dying. There was no argument on that. You could see it in the gray pallor of his face, and hear it in his labored, gasping breaths. And he seemed to know it. He had sent for me in a hurry, late that Friday afternoon, a Friday in mid-October. I found him lying propped up in bed, in his room in the little wooden hotel which stands opposite the Cathedral in the village of St. Catherine de Belfort. His hand clung to mine as I sat beside him on the bed. "Ye came quick, Tom," he murmured. "Thank ye verra much. I made a big mistake, Tom. Ye'll have to be fixin' it. I jus' thought of it." "Mistake? That's out of your line, Mac." I grinned at him. "I didn't know you were really sick when you left the plant this morning in such a hurry or I'd have come with you. Tell me-" "'Twill finish me, this time." He tried to smile, and gasped with an effort to take a deeper breath. "The heart, not so good. Ye've known about that, Tom? The doc, he can't fool me. Not this time." Old Man MacPherson was my assistant at the plant I'm Tom Roberts, Paymaster of the Jacques Cartier Lumber Company. We're a small concern, located in the woods about a mile from St. Catherine. "I jus' happened to remember it, lyin' here," MacPherson was saying. "Yesterday, when I sent to the bank for our payroll money for termorrer-I wasn't feelin' so good, even then, Tom." Mac had completely forgotten that our payroll was considerably increased this week. We had a rush of overtime work and for a new night shift we had been fortunate in getting quite a few additional men. There's no way in and out of St. Catherine except by road-and a pretty rough road at that- through the woods to the town of Pont Noir, some thirty miles away. The armed mailman would arrive tomorrow morning with the registered package of our payroll money from the small branch of the Banque Canadienne Nationale in Pont Noir. But it wouldn't be enough, this week, not by some five thousand dollars.

Philosophy and Politics at the Precipice

Author: Gary M. Kelly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351599011
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Philosophy and Politics at the Precipice maintains that political philosopher Alexandre Kojève (1901–68) has been both famously misunderstood and famous for being misunderstood. Kojève was famously understood by interpreters for seeing an "end of history" (an end that would display universal free democracies and even freer markets) as critical to his thought. He became famously misunderstood when interpreters, at the end of the twentieth century, placed such an end at the center of his thought. This book reads Kojève again – as a thinker of time, not its end. It presents Kojève as a philosopher and precisely as a time phenomenologist, rather than as a New Age guru. The book shows how Kojève’s time is inherently political, and indeed tyrannical, for being about his understanding of human relation. However, Kojève’s views on time and tyranny prove his undoing for making rule impossible because of what the book terms the "time-tyrant problem." Kojève’s entire political corpus is best understood as an attempt to rectify this problem. So understood, Philosophy and Politics at the Precipice provides fresh perspective on the true nature of Kojèvian irony, Kojève’s aims in the Strauss–Kojève exchange, and how Kojève at his best captures a philosophical, phenomenological time, one that marks some of the most dynamic and unique events of the twentieth century. Headlines have largely erased the notion that history has ended. Philosophy and Politics at the Precipice, on the other hand, provides the philosophical justification for arguing that the end of the last millennium was not an end and that, for his view of time, Kojève remains a thinker for the times ahead.??

At the Precipice

Author: Jim Snell
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1462034586
Format: PDF
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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.