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Extraterrestrial Languages

By Daniel Oberhaus
  • ISBN Code: : 0262355272
  • Publisher : MIT Press
  • Pages : 264
  • Category : Science
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If we send a message into space, will extraterrestrial beings receive it? Will they understand? The endlessly fascinating question of whether we are alone in the universe has always been accompanied by another, more complicated one: if there is extraterrestrial life, how would we communicate with it? In this book, Daniel Oberhaus leads readers on a quest for extraterrestrial communication. Exploring Earthlings' various attempts to reach out to non-Earthlings over the centuries, he poses some not entirely answerable questions: If we send a message into space, will extraterrestrial beings receive it? Will they understand? What languages will they (and we) speak? Is there not only a universal grammar (as Noam Chomsky has posited), but also a grammar of the universe? Oberhaus describes, among other things, a late-nineteenth-century idea to communicate with Martians via Morse code and mirrors; the emergence in the twentieth century of SETI (the search for extraterrestrial intelligence), CETI (communication with extraterrestrial intelligence), and finally METI (messaging extraterrestrial intelligence); the one-way space voyage of Ella, an artificial intelligence agent that can play cards, tell fortunes, and recite poetry; and the launching of a theremin concert for aliens. He considers media used in attempts at extraterrestrial communication, from microwave systems to plaques on spacecrafts to formal logic, and discusses attempts to formulate a language for our message, including the Astraglossa and two generations of Lincos (lingua cosmica). The chosen medium for interstellar communication reveals much about the technological sophistication of the civilization that sends it, Oberhaus observes, but even more interesting is the information embedded in the message itself. In Extraterrestrial Languages, he considers how philosophy, linguistics, mathematics, science, and art have informed the design or limited the effectiveness of our interstellar messaging.

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  • Pdf File: jp1-basic-japanese-book1-full-color-audiobook-hiragana-katakana-for-beginners.pdf

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[✏️Introduction] Easy to learn and understand Japanese hiragana and katakana, full color beautiful layout, mother tongue people standard pronunciation, strengthen the basic listening, reading and writing comprehensive practice. [📗Details of this book] The book contains all the basics of Japanese pronunciation, including hiragana and katakana, and you can pronounce all the kana after learning this book.?? ●Full-color layout, beautiful design, and detailed listening, reading, and writing exercises for each line of kana?? ●Implemented with Japanese vowel audio, standard pronunciation, and direct point-and-shoot reading in the book?? ●Rich and interesting Japanese supplementary words?? [📍Table of Contents] About this book Characters Index Unit1 Introduction to Japanese Unit2 Basic Hiragana Lesson1 あ行-a column hiragana Lesson2 か行-ka column hiragana Lesson3 さ行-sa column hiragana Lesson4 た行-ta column hiragana Lesson5 な行-na column hiragana Lesson6 は行-ha column hiragana Lesson7 ま行-ma column hiragana Lesson8 や行-ya column hiragana Lesson9 ら行-ra column hiragana Lesson10 わ行-wa column hiragana Unit3 Hiragana Diacritics Lesson11 が行-ga column hiragana Lesson12 ざ行-za column hiragana Lesson13 だ行-da column hiragana Lesson14 ば行-ba column hiragana Lesson15 ぱ行-pa column hiragana Unit4 Hiragana Digraphs Unit5 Basic Katakana Lesson1 ア行-a column katakana Lesson2 カ行-ka column katakana Lesson3 サ行-sa column katakana Lesson4 タ行-ta column katakana Lesson5 ナ行-na column katakana Lesson6 ハ行-ha column katakana Lesson7 マ行-ma column katakana Lesson8 ヤ行-ya column katakana Lesson9 ラ行-ra column katakana Lesson10 ワ行-wa column katakana Unit6 Katakana Diacritics Lesson11 ガ行-ga column katakana Lesson12 ザ行-za column katakana Lesson13 ダ行-da column katakana Lesson14 バ行-ba column katakana Lesson15 パ行-pa column katakana Unit7 Katakana Digraphs Unit8 The smallつ,the long sound& theん N Unit9 Japanese Tone Q&A Author Bio [📝My Site] https://www.rainbo.asia Princess Ginyan’s Dream Castle

FSpace Roleplaying Pritchard BETA Files

By Stephen Pritchard
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  • Publisher : FSpace Publications
  • Book Code : 1877485721
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Games & Activities
  • Members : 147
  • Pdf File: fspace-roleplaying-pritchard-beta-files.pdf

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This publication is a compilation of early development versions of work produced by Stephen Pritchard. This includes the following materials: 3 drafts of the Personality module 5 drafts of the Technology Update 4 drafts of the Turram Encounter version 0.91 of Martial Arts This publications shows you the original intent of the author before the material was mainstreamed for the universe or game mechanics by the publisher.It is also a helpful look into the evolution of product development by a team of indie game developers.

Dark Fleet

By Len Kasten
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 1591433452
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 754
  • Pdf File: dark-fleet.pdf

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Reveals the Nazi-Reptilian infiltration of the U.S. government, their secret space program, and their slave colonies throughout the solar system • Details “Operation Paperclip,” which enabled Nazis and their Reptilian partners to infiltrate the U.S. military-industrial complex, including NASA and the CIA • Reveals their interstellar space ports in Antarctica and on Mars, their base on the Moon, and their alien technologies, including nano-technology, antigravity propulsion, mass mind control, and hyperdimensional teleportation capabilities • Shares testimonies from American and British “supersoldiers” who participated in the “20 and Back” age-regression programs, revealing advanced human technology and our Space Armada that constitutes a counter-balance to the Nazi Dark Fleet The Nazis did not really lose World War II. They made it appear that way in order to divert attention from the alliance between the Fourth Reich and the race of aliens known as the Reptilians--an ancient galactic civilization obsessed with conquest and domination. After the German surrender in 1945, the Nazi-Reptilian alliance infiltrated the U.S. military-industrial complex. Through “Operation Paperclip,” the Nazis and Reptilians removed their political opponents, such as the Kennedys, and moved into policy-making positions in post-war America, infiltrating aerospace companies, banking, media, and the U.S. government, including NASA and the CIA. But their real target was not the United States--it was the solar system. As Len Kasten reveals in startling detail--including revelations of antigravity propulsion technology, alien techniques of mass mind control, and hyperdimensional teleportation capabilities--the Nazi-Reptilian alliance used their newfound power, wealth, and influence to launch a Secret Space Program with interstellar spaceports in Antarctica and on Mars as well as an eleven-story base of operations on the Moon. They commenced mining and manufacturing operations on Mars and Ceres, forming colonies there and elsewhere in the solar system. And, most shocking, they have used thousands of human slaves, easily transported in their spaceships, for both work and sexual exploitation. Sharing testimonies from American and British “supersoldiers” who participated in the “20 and Back” age-regression programs, Kasten reveals the various forces inside and outside government that are resisting the Nazis and thwarting Reptilian attempts to achieve total dominance of the planet and the solar system. The U.S.-led Secret Space Program has its own fleet of spaceships, the Solar Warden Space Armada, which patrols the edges of the solar system and poses a growing threat to the Nazi Dark Fleet.

Super Gene Optimization Fluid

By 9 lightyears per second
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  • Publisher : Cloudary Holdings Limited (Webnovel)
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 273
  • Pdf File: super-gene-optimization-fluid.pdf

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[Webnovel provides the latest update of Super Gene Optimization Fluid] Due to an unexpected turn of events, Xia Fei consumed a Super Gene Optimization Fluid that bore no brand, expiry date, instructions or stated its place of origin. Our story begins here...

The Voynich Manuscript

By Gerry Kennedy,Rob Churchill
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  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Book Code : 159477854X
  • Total of Pages : 328
  • Category : History
  • Members : 366
  • Pdf File: the-voynich-manuscript.pdf

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An examination of the many theories surrounding this enigmatic text, apparently written in code • Reveals the connections between this work and the Cathars, Roger Bacon, and John Dee • Explains the cryptanalysis methods used in attempts to break the code • Includes color images from the manuscript juxtaposed with other medieval writings Since its discovery by Wilfrid Voynich in an Italian monastery in 1912, the Voynich Manuscript has baffled scholars and cryptanalysists with its unidentifiable script and bizarre illustrations. Written in an unknown language or an as yet undecipherable code, this medieval manuscript contains hundreds of illustrations of unknown plants, cosmological charts, and inexplicable scenes of naked “nymphs” bathing in a green liquid that some interpret as a symbolic depiction of human reproduction and the joining of the soul with the body. Gerry Kennedy and Rob Churchill explore the mystery surrounding the Voynich Manuscript, examining the many existing theories about the possible authors of this work and the information it may contain. They trace the speculative history of the manuscript and reveal those who may be connected to it, including Roger Bacon, John Dee, and the Cathars. With the possibility that it may be a lost alchemical text or other esoteric work, this manuscript remains one of the most intriguing yet enigmatic documents ever to have come to light. Gerry Kennedy is a freelance writer and has produced a number of BBC Radio 4 programs, including one on the Voynich Manuscript in 2001. Rob Churchill is a professional writer who has written scripts for many production companies, including the BBC and Thames Television. Both authors were consultants for the BBC/Mentorn Films documentary The Voynich Mystery. They live in London.

The Translator’s Visibility

By Heather Cleary
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 1501353713
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 238
  • Pdf File: the-translator-s-visibility.pdf

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At the intersection of translation studies and Latin American literary studies, The Translator's Visibility examines contemporary novels by a cohort of writers – including prominent figures such as Cristina Rivera Garza, César Aira, Mario Bellatin, Valeria Luiselli, and Luis Fernando Verissimo – who foreground translation in their narratives. Drawing on Latin America's long tradition of critical and creative engagement of translation, these novels explicitly, visibly, use major tropes of translation theory – such as gendered and spatialized metaphors for the practice, and the concept of untranslatability – to challenge the strictures of intellectual property and propriety while shifting asymmetries of discursive authority, above all between the original as a privileged repository of meaning and translation as its hollow emulation. In this way, The Translator's Visibility show that translation not only serves to renew national literatures through an exchange of ideas and forms; when rendered visible, it can help us reimagine the terms according to which those exchanges take place. Ultimately, it is a book about language and power: not only the ways in which power wields language, but also the ways in which language can be used to unseat power.

The History and Philosophy of Astrobiology

By David Dunér,Gustav Holmberg,Erik Persson
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 144385302X
  • Total of Pages : 290
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 253
  • Pdf File: the-history-and-philosophy-of-astrobiology.pdf

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Human beings have wondered about the stars since the dawn of the species. Does life exist out there – intelligent life, even – or are we alone? The quest for life in the universe touches on fundamental hopes and fears. It touches on the essence of what it means to formulate a theory, grasp a concept, and have an imagination. This book traces the history of the science of this area and the development of new schools in philosophy. Its essays seek to establish the history and philosophy of astrobiology as research fields in their own right by addressing cognitive, linguistic, epistemological, ethical, cultural, societal, and historical perspectives on astrobiology. The book is divided into three sections. The first (Cognition) focuses on the human mind and what it contributes to the search for life. It explores the emergence and evolution of terrestrial life and cognition and the challenges humans face as they reach to the stars. The essays raise philosophical questions, pose ethical dilemmas, and offer a variety of approaches, including one from cognitive zoology, in formulating a theory of the universal principles of intelligence, the limits of human conceptual abilities, and the human mind’s encounter with the unknown. The second section (Communication) examines the linguistic and semiotic requirements for interstellar communication. What is needed for successful communication? Are there universal rules for success? What are the possible features – and limitations – of exolanguages? What is required for recognizing a message as a message? The third section (Culture) considers cultural and societal issues. It explores astrobiology’s organization as a scientific discipline, its responsibilities to the public sphere, and its theological implications. It reviews the historically important panspermia hypothesis, along with the popularization of astrobiology and its ongoing institutionalisation. Through addressing these questions, we take our first steps in exploring the immense terra incognita of extraterrestrial life and the human mind.

Alien vs. Alien

By Gini Koch
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  • Publisher : Astra Publishing House
  • Book Code : 1101597399
  • Total of Pages : 402
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 833
  • Pdf File: alien-vs-alien.pdf

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Sci-fi action meets steamy paranormal romance in Gini Koch’s Alien novels, as Katherine “Kitty” Katt faces off against aliens, conspiracies, and deadly secrets. • “Futuristic high-jinks and gripping adventure.” —RT Reviews Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini and the rest of the American Centaurion Diplomatic Corps are still recovering from their introduction to Washington D.C. politics, parties, and conspiracies. New worries in the form of evil androids running amok, birds of all kinds and from all places creating havoc, a Senator trapped in an ever-tightening web of intrigue, and escalating international tensions all seem tough but manageable. But the disappearance of Jeff Martini and Charles Reynolds during the International One World Festival signals more than the usual nastiness—and it looks like even ACE can’t help them. Then more trouble arrives, and even with the best hackers in the world, the full might of Earth’s military, and the Wonder Twins on their side, Centaurion Division’s outmanned . Now Kitty’s racing against the clock to find not only Jeff and Chuckie, but to keep the peace between Middle Eastern countries, all while searching for the bases of super-soldier operations—to stop them or die trying. Alien vs. Alien is the thrilling sixth installment of the Alien novels.

Crow Lake Intergalactic Airport

By Sean Casey
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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1543451365
  • Total of Pages : 260
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 523
  • Pdf File: crow-lake-intergalactic-airport.pdf

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For decades, aliens have been secretly visiting Earth. Among these aliens, Earth has become a popular tourist destination. Their visits have not gone unnoticed; the CIA has been working to steal alien technology since the seventies. John Heyman is a CIA agent tasked with studying the aliens, and he tries to take their technology. His brother, Will, has a normal job at a golf course. X16b4p is an alien who wants to have an adventure on the primitive planet of Earth. When a flying saucer appears in Northern Minnesota, two estranged brothers must work together to save the world.

Voyagers

By Ben Bova
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  • Publisher : Tor Books
  • Book Code : 1429963832
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 465
  • Pdf File: voyagers.pdf

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Keith Stoner, ex-astronaut turned physicist, knows the signal that his research station is receiving from space is not random. Whatever it is, it's real. And it's headed straight for Earth. He'll do anything to be the first man to go out to confront this enigma. Even lose the only woman he's ever really loved. And maybe start a world war. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.