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Escaping the Bonds of Earth by Ben Evans Book Summary:
To commemorate the momentous 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering journey into space on 12th April 2011, a series of five books – to be published annually – will explore this half century, decade by decade, to discover how humanity’s knowledge of flying, working and living in space has changed. Each volume will focus not only upon the individual missions within ‘its’ decade, but also upon the key challenges facing human space exploration at specific points within those 50 years: from the simple problems of breathing and eating in space to the challenges of venturing outside in a pressurised spacesuit and locomotion on the Moon. The first volume of this series will focus upon the 1960s, exploring each mission from April 1961 to April 1971 in depth: from the pioneering Vostok flights to the establishment of the first Salyut space station and from Alan Shepard’s modest sub-orbital ‘hop’ into space to his triumphant arrival at the Moon’s Fra Mauro foothills almost a decade later.
The Bonds of Earth by E V Thompson Book Summary:
Caught between miners desperate for work and locals disapproving of change, the life of one young man caught in the cross-fires of a brewing storm is irrevocably altered In 1837, when rich deposits of copper ore are discovered, a huge influx of out-of-work miners flock to the area from Cornwall’s far west, bringing with them problems alien to the hard-working but easy-going countrymen. Young Goran Trebartha, whose working life is divided between two farms, finds himself caught between the seemingly incompatible cultures; his problems grow with the arrival of a mine captain and his all-female family. Avarice and intrigue, the vicissitudes of farming life, and the sheer desperation of hungry miners all add to bewildering changes that will permanently change the course of Goran’s life.
Breaking the Bonds of Evil by Rebecca Greenwood Book Summary:
Deliverance is an immense need that even today is largely sidelined in the church. The body of Christ needs more people trained in deliverance to carry out this vital, life-changing ministry. Rebecca Greenwood offers a fresh look into deliverance, but she doesn't stop at explaining what it is; she examines the deliverance ministry of Jesus, emphasizes the importance of team ministry, and trains believers to confidently walk out their freedom. Full of inspiring stories of breakthrough, Breaking the Bonds of Evil will impart faith in the anointing that believers carry in deliverance ministry. Pastors, lay leaders, and deliverance ministers alike will find this powerful book invaluable in their ministries and in small group studies.
The Bonds of Freedom by N.A Book Summary:
Miles proposes a new feminist theological ethic. Feminist Christian realism, she argues, can reclaim a positive interpretation of divine transcendence and human self-transcendence, while maintaining emphases on human boundedness and divine immanence.
Space Resources by John S. Lewis,Ruth A. Lewis Book Summary:
Although deconstruction has become a popular catchword, as an intellectual movement it has never entirely caught on within the university. For some in the academy, deconstruction, and Jacques Derrida in particular, are responsible for the demise of accountability in the study of literature. Countering these facile dismissals of Derrida and deconstruction, Herman Rapaport explores the incoherence that has plagued critical theory since the 1960s and the resulting legitimacy crisis in the humanities. Against the backdrop of a rich, informed discussion of Derrida's writings--and how they have been misconstrued by critics and admirers alike--The Theory Mess investigates the vicissitudes of Anglo-American criticism over the past thirty years and proposes some possibilities for reform.
The Ghosts of Earth by N.A Book Summary:
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On the Edge of Earth: The Future of American Space Power by Steven Lambakis Book Summary:
Increasing evidence of the irreparable damage humans have inflicted on the planet has caused many to adopt a defeatist attitude toward the future of the global environment. Local Environmental Movements: A Comparative Study of the United States and Japan analyzes how local groups in both Japan and the United States refuse to surrender the Earth to a depleted and polluted fate. Drawing on numerous case studies, scholars from around the world discuss efforts by grassroots organizations and movements to protect the environment and to preserve the landscapes they love and depend upon. The authors examine citizen campaigns protesting nuclear radiation and chemical weapons disposal. Other groups have organized to protect farmlands and urban landscapes to groups that organize to preserve steams, wildlife habitats, tidal flats, coral reefs, National Parks, and biodiversity. These small groups of determined citizens are occasionally successful, demonstrating the power of democracy against seemingly insurmountable odds. In other cases, the groups failed to bring about the desired change. This book explores the distinctive leaders, the relevant laws and regulations, local politics, and the historical and cultural contexts that influenced the goals and successes of the various groups. The contributors conclude that there is no one single environmental movement but many, and the volume emphasizes grassroots movements and advocacy groups that represent local constituencies. By studying these groups and their respective challenges, Local Environmental Movements highlights the common themes as well as the distinctive features of environmental advocates in the United States and Japan. Over decades, these groupsÕ have nurtured environmental awareness and promoted the concept of sustainable development that respects the need for both environmental protection and cultural preservation.
Bonds of Earth by G. N. Chevalier Book Summary:
In 1918, Michael McCready returned from the war with one goal: to lose himself in the pursuit of pleasure. Once a promising young medical student, Michael buried his dreams alongside the broken bodies of the men he could not save. After fleeing New York to preserve the one relationship he still values, he takes a position as a gardener on a country estate, but he soon discovers that the house hides secrets and sorrows of its own. While Michael nurses the estate's neglected gardens, his reclusive employer dredges up reminders of the past Michael is desperate to forget. John Seward's body was broken by the war, along with his will to recover until a family crisis to convinces him to pursue treatment. As John's health and outlook improve under Michael's care, animosity yields to understanding. He and John find their battle of wills turning into something stronger, but fear may keep them from finding hope and healing in each other.
A Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Commoners of Great Britain and Ireland, Enjoying Territorial Possessions Or High Official Rank: But Uninvested with Heritable Honours by John Burke Book Summary:
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The Bonds of Freedom by Kristana Arp Book Summary:
Simone de Beauvoir published a number of philosophical essays and novels before writing The Second Sex. The most important of these was The Ethics of Ambiguity, in which she argues that one’s freedom is always intertwined with that of others. The Bonds of Freedom examines de Beauvoir’s ideas on ethics, demonstrating her importance in contemporary philosophy.
The Bonds of Africa by Owen Letcher Book Summary:
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Social Foundations of Human Space Exploration by James A. Dator Book Summary:
This title presents a uniquely human perspective on the quest to explore space and to understand the universe through the lens of the arts, humanities, and social sciences. It considers early stories about the universe in various cultures; recent space fiction; the origins and cultural rationale for the space age; experiences of humans in space and their emerging interactions with robots and artificial intelligence; how humans should treat environments and alien life; and the alternative futures of space exploration and settlement.
Social Reconstruction in Africa by Elizabeth R. Wamala Book Summary:
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Philosophical Challenges and Opportunities of Globalization by Oliva Blanchette,Tomonobu Imamichi,George F. McLean Book Summary:
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Hermeneutics for a Global Age by George F. McLean Book Summary:
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Expedition Mars by Martin J.L. Turner Book Summary:
For those interested in the human conquest of space and exploration of the planets, Martin Turner describers the challenges that will be presented by the next "giant leap" in the human exploration of our Solar System--a return journey to the Red Planet. The author begins by describing how the very latest rocket propulsion and spacecraft technology, and planned developments in nuclear and electric propulsion technologies, are the key factors that will enable a human expedition to Mars. Of particular importance are the challenges of transporting cargo to Mars and in providing necessary life support for the crew, including supply of consumables, such as food, water, air and fuel, for the return journey.
Encouraging Private Investment in Space Activities by N.A Book Summary:
Examines the current status of private investment in space activities in 3 areas: the provision of space launch services by large-capacity launch vehicles; the production of information based on data gathered by satellites through remote sensing; and the processing of materials in space. Details on manufacturers in the U.S., Europe, China, Russia and Japan. 20 tables and charts.
The Cabinet of Religion, Education, Literature, Science, and Intelligence by N.A Book Summary:
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The Opening of the Sixth Seal by Lewis King Book Summary:
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Convergence by S.A. Seal Book Summary:
Tomas Companion is a smart guy with a mediocre life. Hes had numerous opportunities to improve his station but they just have not panned out. His fate takes a tumble for the worse when a series of fateful encounters leaves him at the gate of involuntary retirement and sorely short of income. And then providence chooses an out of the world future for this Midwestern working-class nobody. Author S. A. Seal applies realistic and existing technology to a story that takes the reader from the frozen snow banks of Minneapolis, Minnesota to the icy half-pipe snowboard courses of Valles Marineras, Mars. But the story doesnt end there. In the process of enjoying low-gravity hang-time Companion is introduced to a reality that will change the way humankind works, plays, fights and prays. It is only a matter of time before this work of fiction becomes reality.
Ghost Land by William Britten Book Summary:
Published in 1876, this work purports to recount the spiritual experiences of the mysterious aristocratic occultist 'Chevalier Louis de B.'.
The Case For Mars by Robert Zubrin Book Summary:
Since the beginning of human history Mars has been an alluring dream; the stuff of legends, gods, and mystery. The planet most like ours, it has still been thought impossible to reach, let alone explore and inhabit. Now with the advent of a revolutionary new plan, all this has changed. Leading space exploration authority Robert Zubrin has crafted a daring new blueprint, Mars Direct, presented here with illustrations, photographs, and engaging anecdotes. The Case for Mars is not a vision for the far future or one that will cost us impossible billions. It explains step-by-step how we can use present-day technology to send humans to Mars within ten years; actually produce fuel and oxygen on the planet's surface with Martian natural resources; how we can build bases and settlements; and how we can one day "terraform" Mars; a process that can alter the atmosphere of planets and pave the way for sustainable life.
Gravity Decoded by Sebastian Borrello Book Summary:
Gravity is a mystery. Objects fall to the ground as if pulled by an unseen hand. Galileo was the first person to discover how falling works, but failed to ask why. Kepler deciphered the laws of planetary motion but missed the meaning of his own discoveries. Newton ignited the Enlightenment when he found the connection between matter and gravity, and gave us the tools to measure orbital mechanics. But Newton was disappointed with his own discoveries because the source of gravity lay hidden from him. Einstein discovered the connection between space and matter but his own equations masked the real source of gravity. He failed to understand that space is more than geometry. This book explores the energy of space and discovers that its structure completely defines gravity. Using simple mathematics and the achievements of Galileo, Kepler, Newton, and Einstein, the author constructs a new law of gravity that is defined by the size of the universe and its matter-energy content. Gone is Newton's awkward, arbitrary constant and Einstein's dependence on it. The force of gravity becomes the tendency for the Universe to reach perfect symmetry of space-energy. The Universe is self-regulating with its space-tension exactly balanced by its matter-energy. The Universe consists of only space-energy and the matter-energy that was derived from it. With space-energy revealed as the source of gravity, the author looks into the meaning of anti-gravity, and how we might achieve it.
Terra Nova by Thelma Ritchie Book Summary:
A ruthless trillionaire has plans for the Red Planet and its resourceful citizens must work together to confront this new and unexpected threat. The author weaves science and Christianity together in this story of romance, suspense, and adventure in a futuristic frontier settlement on Mars.
Unshakable by Tai Sophia Book Summary:
What IS an Unshakable Girl? Is there some kind of club you have to join, a certain type of clothing you're supposed to wear, or a secret handshake or something? Simply put, an Unshakable Girl is one who is not shaken or overcome by the flood of worldliness and sin that is continually surrounding her. She stands out because of her purity and joy and vibrancy in the midst of a culture where darkness and sin is sought after, praised, and exalted. Her smile is full of the joy of the Lord, and her heart is continually abiding in His presence, so that the things that come out in her words and actions sparkle with His love and sweetness. THIS is her secret.
Partnership in Space by Ben Evans Book Summary:
April 12, 2011 was the 50th Anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's pioneering journey into space. To commemorate this momentous achievement, Springer-Praxis has produced a mini-series of books that reveals how humanity's knowledge of flying, working, and living in space has grown in the last half century. "Partners in Space" focuses on the early to late 1990s, a time in the post-Soviet era when relations between East and West steadily - though not without difficulty - thawed and the foundations of real harmony and genuine co-operation were laid for the first time with Shuttle-Mir and the International Space Station. This book explores the events which preceded that new ear, including the political demise of Space Station Freedom and the consequences of the fall of the Soviet Union on a once-proud human space program. It traces the history of "the Partnership" through the often traumatic times of Shuttle-Mir and closes on the eve of the launch of Zarya, the first component of today's International Space Station.
Money: Thoughts for God's Stewards by Andrew Murray by A. Murray Book Summary:
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Onward and Upward: the Tales of Carol Ann by Carol Ann Young Book Summary:
This is a story about one womans journey through life. Her journey began in a small town during the 1940s and follows her through many steps from being a housewife and mother, raising four children and surviving two failed marriages to pursuing a career and learning how to fly an airplane something which changed her life forever. This story is about the freedom and joy of flight, and much more. It is about family, confidence, exploration, adventure and making friends. It is about facing disappointment and finding the courage to persevere, about challenging yourself and meeting life head on. It is as story filled with much inspiration and hope.
Mentor Inbound by Sheryl L. Hutchison Book Summary:
The Rockford Register-Republic newspaper carried the headline in January 1945: "Aboard a Flying Fortress which appeared a flaming torch, spewing gasoline from its load of 15,000 gallons and trailing fire like a comet, a bomber crew which included LtCol Fred J. Ascani, Rockford pilot, continued its run over a Ploesti oil field target and came through safely. . . " This was only one of 53 WWII missions flown by the talented aviator and reported by American newspapers. Truth be told, Ascani's contributions to the development of airpower would be covered extensively by the media right up until he retired from the United States Air Force in 1973. History would remember MGen Ascani, not only as the 1951 World Speed Record Holder, but also as a tough and demanding task master, who recognized the dangers of emerging aviation technology. He was a devoted flyer who wanted to experience the thrill of every new engine and airframe designed to free man from the bonds of earth. He would contribute to the "Golden Age of Flight Test," develop the process by which the fledging USAF would turn experiments into combat system and then go on to direct the XB-70 program, technology later used to build the world's first reusable space craft: the space shuttle. By the time he retired from the USAF in 1973, he had logged some 6288 hours of flying time in an incredibly unique variety of aircraft. Mentor Inbound is his story as told to and recorded by Sheryl Hutchison.
At Home in Space by Ben Evans Book Summary:
This volume, like the others, not only focuses upon the individual missions within the decade but also upon key challenges facing human space exploration at specific points within those years - from the problems of simply breathing and eating in space to the challenges of venturing outside in a pressurized spacesuit, the development of newer and better space toilets, and the difficulties of locomotion on the Moon. The Eighties was a time when traveling into space far more commonplace. Examining in detail the American and Soviet fronts, Ben Evans gives a comprehensive analysis of the varying fortunes of the U.S. space shuttle in the Eighties, including its early test flights and commercial flights, its problems, the 51L tragedy and its aftermath, and the resumption of operations with STS-26. The U.S. story ends with STS-37 in April 1991. In the Soviet sphere, two pivotal space station efforts - Salyut 7 and its succesor, Mir - are considered, showing how they were alike and different.
Tragedy and Triumph in Orbit by Ben Evans Book Summary:
April 12, 2011 is the 50th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering journey into space. To commemorate this momentous achievement, Springer-Praxis is producing a mini series of books that reveals how humanity’s knowledge of flying, working, and living in space has grown in the last half century. “Tragedy and Triumph” focuses on the 1980s and early 1990s, a time when relations between the United States and the Soviet Union swung like a pendulum between harmony and outright hostility. The glorious achievements of the shuttle were violently arrested by the devastating loss of Challenger in 1986, while the Soviet program appeared to prosper with the last Salyut and the next-generation Mir orbital station. This book explores the continued rivalry between the two superpowers during this period, with each attempting to outdo the other – the Americans keen to build a space station, the Soviets keen to build a space shuttle – and places their efforts in the context of a bitterly divisive decade, which ultimately led them into partnership.
Christian Spirituality in Africa by Sung Kyu Park Book Summary:
Christian Spirituality in Africa holistically approaches the convergence of East/West, and Christian/Traditional African religions. Its theological, historical, and anthropological perspectives contribute to a balanced understanding of Christian spirituality/transformation in an African context.
My Dad Was So Mean by Elizabeth Streb Parks Book Summary:
My Dad Was So Mean is the true story of one girl's experiences growing up with five feisty brothers (four older) in Buffalo, New York, during the early 1950's. Curious, adventurous kids, they drive their father nearly crazy, until the day the girl makes a momentous, family-changing discovery.
The Wild Blue by Clint Granger Book Summary:
Dave Jackson earned his private pilot’s license at age sixteen, and is enamored with flying - especially an old bi-wing open-cockpit single engine Stearman PT-17, the standard Army Air Corps and Navy primary trainer for World War II. His world, and that of his girlfriend, literally explodes as terrorists strike near their Midwest home. Dave and his young friends are quickly embroiled, and seem to be the only real counter to a nasty terrorist plot. Dave’s flying skills are tested, his friends endangered, and terrorism in the nation’s heart become a reality.
The Dreams of Departure by Naguib Mahouz Book Summary:
In this second collection of writing, based on his own dreams serialized in a Cairo magazine before his death in 2006, Egyptian Nobel laureate Naguib Mahfouz again displays his matchless ability to tell epic stories in uncannily terse form. As in the first volume (The Dreams, AUC Press, 2004), we meet more of the real (and unreal) figures that filled the author's life with glory and worry, ecstasy and ennui, in tales dreamed by a mind too fertile to ever truly rest. In them, a man sent by a victorious invader to open a storehouse holding the statue of Egypt's reawakening finds his access denied by a menacing reptile. An obscure writer dies, and a despairing inscription on his coffin turns his funeral into a massive demonstration. A man opens a stubborn gate to stare at a lake over which loom the illuminated faces of those he has loved, but who are no more--in search of the soul who made him long to live forever. The ever more condensed and poetic episodes in Dreams of Departure movingly carry on Mahfouz's only major work after a knife attack in 1994 ironically inspired him to dream in print for his readers.
Serving the Amish by James A. Cates Book Summary:
Serving the Amish is a targeted guide for professionals who care for or interact with Plain people: doctors, nurses, law enforcement officers, judges, social workers, psychotherapists, and addiction counselors, among others. For these professionals, knowing the "what" of Amish life is not enough. They must go deeper, understanding the "why"â€”the ideologies that both drive and bind this community in a system of beliefs that seems alien to those who embrace the technological and social turbulence of the twenty-first century. James A. Cates draws heavily on his experiences as a clinical psychologist in private practice in northeastern Indiana, a region that is home to more than 35,000 Amish people. He combines anecdotal evidence and first-person narrative to shed light on the social, emotional, and psychological foundations of Amish life to help professionals interact competently and build rapport with Amish clients. He also explains the unique challenges outsiders face in offering aid to a people whose lifestyle and rules dictate a distance from all things worldly. This practical book balances evidence-based principles of care with an emphasis on reducing anxiety and establishing warm relationships. From the police officer dispersing a party full of Amish Youngie to the social worker staffing a child protective services hotline, professionals who work with the Amish will benefit from this one-of-a-kind guide.
The Twenty-first Century in Space by Ben Evans Book Summary:
This final entry in the History of Human Space Exploration mini-series by Ben Evans continues with an in-depth look at the latter part of the 20th century and the start of the new millennium. Picking up where Partnership in Space left off, the story commemorating the evolution of manned space exploration unfolds in further detail. More than fifty years after Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering journey into space, Evans extends his overview of how that momentous voyage continued through the decades which followed. The Twenty-first Century in Space, the sixth book in the series, explores how the fledgling partnership between the United States and Russia in the 1990s gradually bore fruit and laid the groundwork for today’s International Space Station. The narrative follows the convergence of the Shuttle and Mir programs, together with standalone missions, including servicing the Hubble Space Telescope, many of whose technical and human lessons enabled the first efforts to build the ISS in orbit. The book also looks to the future of developments in the 21st century.
Building Fluency Through Practice and Performance: American History by Timothy Rasinski,Lorraine Griffith Book Summary:
Building Fluency Through Practice and Performance: American HistorySet the stage for teaching fluency with this collection of reading texts coauthored and compiled by fluency expert Timothy Rasinski. Featuring various genres of texts including poems, songs, scripts, documents, and other material, this resource will help develop proficient and fluent readers. As readers regularly read and perform these American history related texts or passages, they improve decoding, fluency, interpretation, and comprehension. Students will revisit the past through the voices of history including James W.C. Pe.
Heart for Thunder by Judy McSpadden Book Summary:
Scott is a military brat whose father is the squad leader of the Thunderbirds, the world famous military jet team. When Scott comes up with a plan to get his father's attention, he ends up putting his father's life in danger.
Foothold in the Heavens by Ben Evans Book Summary:
Foothold in the Heavens, the second volume in the A History of Human Space Exploration series, focuses upon the 1970s, the decade in which humanity established real, longterm foothold in the heavens with the construction and operation of the first space stations. It marked a transitional phase between the heady, race-to-the-Moon days of the Sixties and efforts to make space travel more economical, more frequent and more 'routine.' Space exploration in the Seventies, although dominated by Soviet achievement, saw the first efforts of mankind to really 'live' and work in space, producing results of direct benefit to humans on Earth. The emphasis changed from the gung-ho, 'strap-it-on-and-go' pioneers of the Sixties to the more practical exploitation of space for science, medicine, and technology. This book focuses on each mission launched between April 1971 and April 1981: from the launch of the world's first space station to the end of operations of Salyut 6, and from the expanded, lengthy exploration of the Moon on Apollo 15 to the first flight of the Shuttle.