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Doomsday Book

By Connie Willis
  • ISBN Code: : 0307784444
  • Publisher : Spectra
  • Pages : 592
  • Category : Fiction
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Five years in the writing by one of science fiction's most honored authors, Doomsday Book is a storytelling triumph. Connie Willis draws upon her understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil, suffering and the indomitable will of the human spirit. For Kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received. But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperately to rescue her. In a time of superstition and fear, Kivrin—barely of age herself—finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of history's darkest hours. Praise for Doomsday Book “A stunning novel that encompasses both suffering and hope. . . . The best work yet from one of science fiction’s best writers.”—The Denver Post “Splendid work—brutal, gripping and genuinely harrowing, the product of diligent research, fine writing and well-honed instincts, that should appeal far beyond the normal science-fiction constituency.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “The world of 1348 burns in the mind’s eye, and every character alive that year is a fully recognized being. . . . It becomes possible to feel . . . that Connie Willis did, in fact, over the five years Doomsday Book took her to write, open a window to another world, and that she saw something there.”—The Washington Post Book World

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Domesday

By David Roffe
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  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Book Code : 0191543241
  • Total of Pages : 302
  • Category : History
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Book Short Summary:

Domesday Book is the main source for an understanding of late Anglo-Saxon England and the Norman Conquest. And yet, despite over two centuries of study, no consensus has emerged as to its purpose. David Roffe proposes a radically new interpretation of England's oldest and most precious public record. He argues that historians have signally failed to produce a satisfactory account of the source because they have conflated two essentially unrelated processes, the production of Domesday Book itself and the Domesday inquest from the records of which it was compiled. New dating evidence is adduced to demonstrate that Domesday Book cannot have been started much before 1088, and old sources are reassessed to suggest that it was compiled by Rannulf Flambard in the aftermath of the revolt against William Rufus in the same year. Domesday Book was a land register drawn up by one of the greatest (and most hated) medieval administrators for administrative purposes. The Domesday inquest, by contrast, was commissioned by William the Conqueror in 1085 and was an enterprise of a different order. Following the threat of invasion from Denmark in that year it addressed the deficiencies in the national system of taxation and defence, and its findings formed the basis for a renegotiation of assessment to the geld and knight service. This study provides novel insights into the inquest as a principal vehicle of communication between the crown and the free communities over which it exercised sovereignty, and will challenge received notions of kingship in the eleventh century and beyond.

TimeRiders: The Doomsday Code (Book 3)

By Alex Scarrow
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  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Book Code : 0141964642
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : Juvenile Fiction
  • Members : 240
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Book Short Summary:

Liam O'Connor should have died at sea in 1912. Maddy Carter should have died on a plane in 2010. Sal Vikram should have died in a fire in 2026. But all three have been given a second chance - to work for an agency that no one knows exists. Its purpose: to prevent time travel destroying history . . . In 1993 British computer hacker Adam Lewis finds his name in a coded manuscript that is almost one thousand years old. How did Adam's name get in there . . . and why? Confronted by Adam in 2001, the TimeRiders travel back to Sherwood Forest in 1193 to discover the origins of the ancient message. But when a strange hooded man appears interested in the same thing, they begin to wonder what terrible threat this cryptic link from the past holds for the future . . .

英国历史文化

By 常俊跃,夏洋,赵永青主编
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  • Publisher : BEIJING BOOK CO. INC.
  • Book Code : 730116548X
  • Total of Pages : 235
  • Category : Foreign Language Study
  • Members : 178
  • Pdf File: 英国历史文化.pdf

Book Short Summary:

本书共分15单元,每单元设置主题文一篇,补充阅读课文2-4篇,课文内容依照英国历史发展脉络编排。

Research Handbook on Political Economy and Law

By Ugo Mattei,John D. Haskell
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  • Publisher : Edward Elgar Publishing
  • Book Code : 1781005354
  • Total of Pages : 608
  • Category : Law
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Book Short Summary:

Events such as the global financial crisis have helped reveal that the drivers and contours of governance on a national and international level remain a mystery in many respects. This is so despite the ever-increasing complexity and sophistication in the management and understanding of economic, legal and political spheres of global society. Set in this context, this timely Research Handbook is the first to explicitly address the constitutive relationship between law and political economy. With scholarly contributions from diverse disciplinary and geographic backgrounds, this authoritative book provides an expansive overview of the legal architecture of the global political economy. It covers, in three parts, topics surrounding money and markets, the relations of organization, and commodities, land and resources. Scholars and policymakers as well as undergraduate and postgraduate law students interested in the intersection of socio-political, economic, and legal dynamics of governance will find this book a thought-provoking and insightful resource.

The Big Book of Science Fiction

By Jeff VanderMeer,Ann Vandermeer
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 1101910100
  • Total of Pages : 1216
  • Category : Fiction
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Book Short Summary:

Quite possibly the GREATEST science-fiction collection of ALL TIME—past, present, and FUTURE! • "Nearly 1,200 pages of stories by the genre’s luminaries, like H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke and Ursula K. Le Guin, as well as lesser-known authors." —The New York Times Book Review What if life was never-ending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the Pope was a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the new wave, and more. Learn the secret history of science fiction, from literary icons who wrote SF to authors from over 25 countries, some never before translated into English. In THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Read the genre that predicted electric cars, travel to the moon, and the modern smart phone. We’ve got the worlds if you’ve got the time. Including: · Legendary tales from Isaac Asimov and Ursula LeGuin! · An unearthed sci-fi story from W.E.B. DuBois! · The first publication of the work of cybernetic visionary David R. Bunch in 20 years! · A rare and brilliant novella by Chinese international sensation Liu Cixin! Plus: · Aliens! · Space battles! · Robots! · Technology gone wrong! · Technology gone right!

The Book Before Printing

By David Diringer
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  • Publisher : Courier Corporation
  • Book Code : 0486142493
  • Total of Pages : 624
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 109
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Book Short Summary:

Rich authoritative study of the book before Gutenberg. Nearly 200 photographic facsimiles of priceless documents. Comprehensive.

Paratexts

By James Gunn
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  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Book Code : 0810891239
  • Total of Pages : 242
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 282
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Book Short Summary:

In the mid-1980s, Easton Press began publishing a series of leather-bound collector editions called “Masterpieces of Science Fiction,” and “Masterpieces of Fantasy,” which featured some of the most important works in these genres. Author James Gunn was commissioned to write introductions to these works, which allowed him to pay tribute to many authors who inspired and influenced him. In Paratexts: Introductions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, Gunn has collected the most significant essays produced for the Easton series, along with prefaces he wrote for reprints of his own novels. Drawing upon Gunn’s lifetime of work in the field, these introductions include analyses of the individual works and the fields in which they were written. Gunn also briefly discusses each novel’s significance in the science fiction canon. Collected here for the first time, these prefaces and introductions provide readers with insight into more than seventy novels, making Paratexts a must read for science fiction and fantasy aficionados.

The Age of Reasons

By Wendy Motooka
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1134689292
  • Total of Pages : 296
  • Category : Political Science
  • Members : 608
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Book Short Summary:

Wendy Motooka contends that 'the Age of Reason' was actually an Age of Reasons. Joining imaginative literature, moral philosophy, and the emerging discourse of the new science, she seeks to historicise the meaning of eighteenth-century 'reason' and its supposed opposites, quixotism and sentimentalism. Reading novels by the Fieldings, Lennox and Sterne alongside the works of Adam Smith, Motooka argues that the legacy of sentimentalism is the social sciences. This book raises our understanding of eighteenth-century British culture and its relation to the 'rational' culture of economics that is growing ever more prevasive today.

Symbolism 17: Latina/o Literature

By Rüdiger Ahrens,Florian Kläger,Klaus Stierstorfer
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  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Book Code : 3110532913
  • Total of Pages : 317
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 216
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Book Short Summary:

The complex nature of globalization increasingly requires a comparative approach to literature in order to understand how migration and commodity flows impact aesthetic production and expressive practices. This special issue of Symbolism: An International Journal of Critical Aesthetics explores the trans-American dimensions of Latina/o literature in a trans-Atlantic context. Examining the theoretical implications suggested by the comparison of the global North-global South dynamics of material and aesthetic exchange, this volume highlights emergent Latina/o authors, texts, and methodologies of interest in for comparative literary studies. In the essays, literary scholars address questions of the transculturation, translation, and reception of Latina/o literature in the United States and Europe. In the interviews, emergent Latina/o authors speak to the processes of creative writing in a transnational context. This volume suggests how the trans-American dialogues found in contemporary Latina/o literature elucidates trans-Atlantic critical dialogues.

Virtual Dark Tourism

By Kathryn N. McDaniel
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3319746871
  • Total of Pages : 323
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 190
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Book Short Summary:

This book takes the concept of “dark tourism”—journeys to sites of death, suffering, and calamity—in an innovative yet essential direction by applying it to the virtual realms of literature, film and television, the Internet, and gaming. Essays focus both on the creative construction of imaginary journeys and the historiographic and civic consequences of such memorializations. From World War II time-travel novels to Game of Thrones, and from Internet reproductions of Rwandan genocide locations to invented tragedies in futuristic domains, authors from various fields examine the purpose and influence of simulated travels to morbid sites. Designed for a wide audience of scholars and travelers virtual and real, this volume raises awareness about the many pathways through which we encounter death experiences in contemporary society. What we know about the past—or, what we think we know about it—is shaped daily by such imagined journeys as these.

eForensics and Signal Intelligence for Everyone

By Eamon P. Doherty Ph.D.
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1496949943
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Computers
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Book Short Summary:

This book discusses the process of investigating and analyzing electronic equipment, detecting devices, wireless signals, and the prosecution and prevention of high tech crime. The coauthors are from private industry and academia and really provide a wide variety of perspectives on the detection of electronic eavesdropping devices, wiretaps, various electronic signals, and the collection and examination of information from laptops, desktop computers, and PDAs. Kenneth Bruno does an excellent job teaching the reader about all the equipment used in electronic eavesdropping detection. We also introduce the reader to various pieces of electronic equipment used to detect and identify explosives, biochemical weapons, as well as historic unexploded ordinance. The reader is also introduced to the legal system by Mr. Joel Liebesfeld who does corporate investigations and is often employed by clients who are in the legal profession or insurance industry. Mr. Joel Liebesfeld and Dr. Doherty discuss the process of becoming an expert witness who may testify to what was found using scientific methods in combination with electronic signal detection or computer forensic equipment. We hope that the readership of the book will include high school students considering a career in private industry, law enforcement, intelligence agencies, or the military. A background in electronics, math, and computer science is helpful but not necessary in reading this book. Lockard’s Principle of Exchange specifies that two objects or people that come in contact with each other will change. We hope that this book changes you by increasing your understanding of electronic devices, investigation, and the justice system.