War Of The Whales

Author: Joshua Horwitz
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451645031
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War Of The Whales from the Author: Joshua Horwitz. “Intimate and urgent storytelling” (Chicago Tribune), a “ripping real-life yarn” (Tampa Bay Chronicle): The remarkable account of two principled men who stand up to the world’s most powerful navy, in defense of whales. Winner of the PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award and a New York Times bestseller. War of the Whales is the gripping tale of a crusading attorney who stumbles on one of the US Navy’s best-kept secrets: a submarine detection system that floods entire ocean basins with high-intensity sound—and drives whales onto beaches. As Joel Reynolds launches a legal fight to expose and challenge the Navy program, marine biologist Ken Balcomb witnesses a mysterious mass stranding of whales near his research station in the Bahamas. Investigating this calamity, Balcomb is forced to choose between his conscience and an oath of secrecy he swore to the Navy in his youth. When Balcomb and Reynolds team up to expose the truth behind an epidemic of mass strandings, the stage is set for an epic battle that pits admirals against activists, rogue submarines against weaponized dolphins, and national security against the need to safeguard the ocean environment. Waged in secret military labs and the nation’s highest court, War of the Whales is a real-life thriller that combines the best of legal drama, natural history, and military intrigue.

Author: Ренсом Ріггз
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171212342
Size: 51.60 MB
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from the Author: Ренсом Ріггз. Таємничий острів. Покинутий притулок. Після жахливої ​​сімейної трагедії Джейкоб опинився в цьому загадковому місці. Підліток знайшов руїни старого будинку і з`ясував, що тут жили дуже дивні діти. Він починає розуміти, що на цьому відлюдному острові діти опинилися невипадково — їх здібності були воістину неймовірними і небезпечними! І хоча будинок давно зруйнований, можливо, вони досі живі. А зовсім скоро Джейкоб з жахом усвідомлює, що він — один з них... Книга проілюстрована унікальними старовинними фотографіями.

Into The Blue

Author: Lee Hammock
Publisher: Bastion Press, Inc.
ISBN: 9781592630158
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Into The Blue from the Author: Lee Hammock. Fantasirollespil.

Eye Of The Whale

Author: Dick Russell
Publisher: Island Press
ISBN: 9781559630887
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Eye Of The Whale from the Author: Dick Russell. Chronicles the existence of the gray whale, exploring its history and migration, the people who have devoted their lives to studying it, the native peoples who continue to hunt it, and the controversies surrounding this enormous mammal.

Author: Стівен Кінг
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171218332
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from the Author: Стівен Кінг.

Author: Джошуа Слокам
Publisher: Yuri Marchenko
ISBN: 9662141731
Size: 30.25 MB
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from the Author: Джошуа Слокам. Капітан Джошуа Слокам — знакова постать в історії мореплавства. Він першим самотужки обійшов навколо світу на яхті під вітрилом (1895–1898). Але цим він не обмежився, і написав подорожні нотатки, які стали класикою жанру, перевидавалися безліч раз упродовж століття, що минуло, і досі продаються в американських книгарнях. Українською книжка вийшла завдяки ініціативі групи перекладачів, яку організував на сайті «Гоголівська академія» Антон Санченко — сучасний український письменник-мариніст («Баркароли», «Нариси бурси» та ін.). Крім захопливих морських вражень книжка пропонує маловідому колоніальну історію та географію кінця 19 століття.

Author: Фолкс С.
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171213640
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The Chemists War

Author: Michael Freemantle
Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry
ISBN: 1849739897
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The Chemists War from the Author: Michael Freemantle. The 1914-18 war has been referred to as the 'chemists' war' and to commemorate the centenary, this collection of essays will examine various facets of the role of chemistry in the First World War. Written by an experienced science writer, this book will be of interest to scientists and historians with an interest in this technologically challenging time.

Author: Айзек Азімов
Publisher: Family Leisure Club
ISBN: 6171237728
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from the Author: Айзек Азімов.

Soul Self And Society

Author: Edward L. Rubin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199348677
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Soul Self And Society from the Author: Edward L. Rubin. Political and social commentators regularly bemoan the decline of morality in the modern world. They claim that the norms and values that held society together in the past are rapidly eroding, to be replaced by permissiveness and empty hedonism. But as Edward Rubin demonstrates in this powerful account of moral transformations, these prophets of doom are missing the point. Morality is not diminishing; instead, a new morality, centered on an ethos of human self-fulfillment, is arising to replace the old one. As Rubin explains, changes in morality have gone hand in hand with changes in the prevailing mode of governance throughout the course of Western history. During the Early Middle Ages, a moral system based on honor gradually developed. In a dangerous world where state power was declining, people relied on bonds of personal loyalty that were secured by generosity to their followers and violence against their enemies. That moral order, exemplified in the early feudal system and in sagas like The Song of Roland, The Song of the Cid, and the Arthurian legends has faded, but its remnants exist today in criminal organizations like the Mafia and in the rap music of the urban ghettos. When state power began to revive in the High Middle Ages through the efforts of the European monarchies, and Christianity became more institutionally effective and more spiritually intense, a new morality emerged. Described by Rubin as the morality of higher purposes, it demanded that people devote their personal efforts to achieving salvation and their social efforts to serving the emerging nation-states. It insisted on social hierarchy, confined women to subordinate roles, restricted sex to procreation, centered child-rearing on moral inculcation, and countenanced slavery and the marriage of pre-teenage girls to older men. Our modern era, which began in the late 18th century, has seen the gradual erosion of this morality of higher purposes and the rise of a new morality of self-fulfillment, one that encourages individuals to pursue the most meaningful and rewarding life-path. Far from being permissive or a moral abdication, it demands that people respect each other's choices, that sex be mutually enjoyable, that public positions be allocated according to merit, and that society provide all its members with their minimum needs so that they have the opportunity to fulfill themselves. Where people once served the state, the state now functions to serve the people. The clash between this ascending morality and the declining morality of higher purposes is the primary driver of contemporary political and cultural conflict. A sweeping, big-idea book in the vein of Francis Fukuyama's The End of History, Charles Taylor's The Secular Age, and Richard Sennett's The Fall of Public Man, Edward Rubin's new volume promises to reshape our understanding of morality, its relationship to government, and its role in shaping the emerging world of High Modernity.