As the World Burns

50 Simple Things You Can Do to Stay in Denial-A Graphic Novel

Author: Derrick Jensen,Stephanie McMillan

Publisher: Seven Stories Press

ISBN: 1583229590

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 225

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Two of America's most talented activists team up to deliver a bold and hilarious satire of modern environmental policy in this fully illustrated graphic novel. The U.S. government gives robot machines from space permission to eat the earth in exchange for bricks of gold. A one-eyed bunny rescues his friends from a corporate animal-testing laboratory. And two little girls figure out the secret to saving the world from both of its enemies (and it isn't by using energy-efficient light bulbs or biodiesel fuel). As the World Burns will inspire you to do whatever it takes to stop ecocide before it’s too late.

Bound as the World Burns

A Post Apocalyptic BDSM Romance

Author: Alexis Abbott,J.E. Keep

Publisher: Pathforgers Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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At the end of the world, Cassidy found something she never expected: Love. She was just about to start college classes. She had never been far from home. She was innocent and sweet, and she never dreamed she’d be trapped in a bunker during the apocalypse, with a delicious hunk... Leon. As the outside terrors howl, he teaches her how to serve and please him. Between them, something amazing blossoms and she realizes just how much she needed a dominant man to take care of her. Is it just a fling as everything collapses around them? Or can something more blossom? Any hope of love will have to contend with the terrors of the ending of the world.

As the World Burns

The Sonnets of George W. Bush and Other Poems of the 43rd Presidency

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781564391292

Category: Poetry

Page: 75

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Poetry. Ken Waldman's AS THE WORLD BURNS is the sixth collection from this Alaska poet who is also a touring musician. "A hugely ambitious book, containing over 60 mostly Petrarchan sonnets. Waldman imagines himself in George W's head and goes from there. Scary stuff! It is a rare but great thing to see a contemporary poet working in the satirical tradition of Dryden, Pope, and Swift....AS THE WORLD BURNS is more than a poetic protest against the way the world is going; although it is that too. It achieves the almost impossible by forcing the reader to comes to terms with George W. Bush, the three dimensional human being"--Nth Position. "Strongly recommended reading in this current political season"--Midwest Book Review. "My guess is that all those folks on the Left will need all the help they can get making it through the next two years, and Waldman's humor, on the page and in audio form, will be welcomed medicine"--Sing Out!

Bound As the World Burns

An Apocalyptic Interracial BDSM Romance

Author: J. E. Keep,M. Keep

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781484019955

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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At the end of the world, Cassidy found something she never expected: love. The sweet College freshman never even made it to her first day of classes. She never dreamed she'd be trapped in a bunker during the apocalypse, and her parents would not approve just how quickly she fell for the buff black man, Leon. Yet when he taught her how to serve and please him, she realized just how much she needed a dominant man to take care of her. An apocalyptic interracial BDSM romance. Warning: Contains a reluctant young woman falling for an older man outside of her class and race, including m/f consensual sex, oral sex, and BDSM themes including pleasure denial and an introduction to a 24/7 lifestyle. 30,000 words. ~~ Excerpt: So smoothly he stroked up over her thigh, his fingers feeling out along her rear, the waistband of her panties. It was all so sudden, having just met her but hours before, but he couldn't resist. The world might be ending, and this beautiful little white girl was all he might have to find pleasure in before the end. She was a docile woman at the best of times. She wasn't unmoving. Certainly not. Her hands and arms worked around him, hugging him to her as she made soft little noises like a lonely animal that needed human affection. Something that she'd never had before. The world had ended for her, and she'd never done the things she wanted to do. Teach a class. Get married. Have kids. It was all destroyed along with society, and this was one thing she could take back. Cassidy didn't want to die a virgin, and if she had to give it to some random black man for the protection he could offer, than she was willing to do that. Leon slipped her bra away, exposed those generous breasts of hers. They made delightful mounds, those c-cup beauties, and he finally relinquished her lips to kiss down to them, grasping one in his hand as his dark lips sought out the pinkened areola and nipple. They were so delectable and he groaned with desire as he suckled one.

The Gospel of Thomas

Introduction and Commentary

Author: Nancy Dorian

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004273255

Category: Religion

Page: 736

View: 8153


In this commentary, Simon Gathercole provides a detailed analysis of the most controversial of all early Christian apocrypha, the Gospel of Thomas.

The Reception of Robert Burns in Europe

Author: Murray Pittock

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567170128

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

View: 6368


Robert Burns (1759 –1796), Scotland's national poet and pioneer of the Romantic Movement, has been hugely influential across Europe and indeed throughout the world. Burns has been translated seven times as often as Byron, with 21 Norwegian translations alone recorded since 1990; he was translated into German before the end of his short life, and was of key importance in the vernacular politics of central and Eastern Europe in the nineteenth century. This collection of essays by leading international scholars and translators traces the cultural impact of Burn's work across Europe and includes bibliographies of major translations of his work in each country covered, as well as a publication history and timeline of his reception on the continent.


A Brief History

Author: Stephen J. Pyne

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295803274

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 224

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"The fate of humanity, like the fate of the earth, is tied to the fires that have made the world as we know it�the fires whose history is told as well in this book as it has ever been told before. If one wants to understand just how completely the story of the human past is also the story of fire on earth, there is no better place to start than this small book."�William Cronon Here, in one concise book, is the essential story of fire. Noted environmental historian Stephen J. Pyne describes the evolution of fire through prehistoric and historic times down to the present, examining contemporary attitudes from a long-range, informed perspective. Fire: A Brief History surveys the principles behind aboriginal and agricultural fire practices, the characteristics of urban fire, and the relationship between controlled combustion and technology. Pyne describes how fire�s role in cities, suburbs, exurbs, and wildlands has been shaped by an industrialized, urban way of thinking. Fire: A Brief History will be of value to readers interested in the environment from the standpoint of anthropology, geography, forestry, science and technology, history, or the humanities.

The World Burns

A Post Apocalyptic Story

Author: Boyd Craven

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781508701231


Page: 98

View: 2299


Tension grips the country as the nuclear talks with Iran start to go poorly. This is largely ignored by the populace, and the threat of war goes unheeded. Blake has lived his life through hard work and his blog-Back Country J. He's an off-grid homesteader, blogger, and author. He has the life that preppers dream of, and he never knows it. As an on-again-off-again handyman, he learns how to fix everything in his life except loneliness, until he meets Sandra. Sandra is an army veteran who has caught his attention, and she's also the preacher's daughter. Sparks fly the first time they meet, and the shy hermit asks her out on a date. Follow the couple as they try to survive raiders, hunger, and human nature when the balloon goes up after an EMP is set off.

When the Sky Burns

Author: Heather Akena

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479723045

Category: Fiction

Page: 602

View: 9613


"No matter how hard she tried to remember the dream, she could never get any further than that. The feeling it left her with was cold, foreboding, and empty, but why that was, she could never say . . ." The year is 1942. Hitler's Third Reich was taking over the world, and I was right there with him, one of the darkest and deadliest secrets under his employ. But little did I know, it was also to be the year of my death. Mine . . . and a million others. My dreams tried to warn me of what was coming, but fate refused to be stopped, and my only hope is that RF-783 will save us all from the nightmares that plague us. My name is Amelia Reichert. Special Ops Linguistics Agent for the SS. Lover. Fighter. Traitor.

The Luath Burns Companion

Author: John Cairney

Publisher: Luath Press Ltd

ISBN: 1909912166

Category: Poetry

Page: 334

View: 902


This is not another complete works collection but a personal selection of sixty favourite poems, songs and other works, chosen by the Man Who Played Burns , as well as an introduction that explores Burns' life and influences, his triumphs and tragedies. The Luath Burns Companion is a unique introduction to the works of ona of Scotland's best loved poets by a man with an obvious love and depth of understanding for Burns and his work. This selection reveals the drama, passion, pathos and humour that make Burns s work what it is. He was always a forward thinking man and remains a writer for the future.

American Tricksters

Thoughts on the Shadow Side of a Culture's Psyche

Author: William J. Jackson

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877336

Category: Religion

Page: 292

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Tricksters are known by their deeds. Obviously not all the examples in American Tricksters are full-blown mythological tricksters like Coyote, Raven, or the Two Brothers found in Native American stories, or superhuman figures like the larger-than-life Davy Crockett of nineteenth-century tales. Newer expressions of trickiness do share some qualities with the Trickster archetype seen in myths. Rock stars who break taboos and get away with it, heroes who overcome monstrous circumstances, crafty folk who find a way to survive and thrive when the odds are against them, men making spectacles of themselves by feeding their astounding appetites in public--all have some trickster qualities. Each person, every living creature who ever faced an obstacle and needed to get around it, has found the built-in trickster impulse. Impasses turn the trickster gene on, or stimulate the trick-performing imagination--that's life. To explore the ways and means of trickster maneuvers can alert us to pitfalls, help us appreciate tricks that are entertaining, and aid us in fending off ploys which drain our resources and ruin our lives. Knowing more about the Trickster archetype in our psyches helps us be more self-aware.

Whose Time Is It, Anyway?

One Man's View of Our Human Experience

Author: Chet Morelli

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595876927

Category: Philosophy

Page: 88

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In the non-fictional essay Whose Time Is It Anyway?, a Christian man gives you his introspective view of the past, present, and future, and how time plays an immense role in how history is written. Author Chet Morelli encourages you to think about and ask yourself many questions as he shares his research on our human ancestors and the resulting inquiries he has discovered in the process. Such questions include, what happens when we die? and has the human race been on Earth for millions of years or just a few thousand? He not only looks into the past but also the present as he explores whether our fast-paced society may have caused our government leaders to make the wrong choices. He also takes an in-depth look into the mind of today's man. Morelli touches on the future as he contemplates the possibility of World War III and what role the three largest religions may play in deciding the important historical events of the coming years. Whose Time Is it Anyway? will help you reflect on our human experience and how time relates to the questions where have we been?, where are we now?, and where are we going? Only time will tell

The Best Laid Schemes

Selected Poetry and Prose of Robert Burns

Author: Robert Burns

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400831741

Category: Poetry

Page: 312

View: 6217


There are more statues of Robert Burns in the United States than there are of any American poet. Scotland's favorite poet has been loved by generations of Americans--from Abraham Lincoln and Walt Whitman to Robert Frost, Maya Angelou, and Bob Dylan. Now this book makes Burns's greatest poetry more accessible to American readers than ever before. This is the only comprehensive selection of his work that has discreet line-by-line marginal glossing of the Scots, archaic, and obscure words, allowing readers to understand and enjoy the poems without constantly having to turn to footnotes or a glossary. Newly edited from manuscripts and early printed texts, this definitive, wide-ranging collection also introduces some recently discovered verses--and it is the only edition to present a substantial selection of Burns's important prose writings, including letters and key statements about his art. Edited and annotated by acclaimed Burns biographer Robert Crawford and textual expert Christopher MacLachlan, the book also includes a substantial introduction that puts the poet in biographical, historical, and cultural context. The Best Laid Schemes demonstrates like no other collection why Burns is considered one of the world's greatest poets of love and democracy--and why he continues to entertain, move, and intrigue readers two and a half centuries after his birth.

Iberia and the Mediterranean World of the Middle Ages

Studies in Honor of Robert I. Burns, S.J.

Author: Larry J. Simon,Paul Edward Chevedden,Robert Ignatius Burns,Donald Joseph Kagay,Paul G. Padilla

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004105737

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 1171


This series of essays, dedicated to the work and career of Father Robert I. Burns, S.J., treats the complex relationship of Spain to the Western Mediterranean and Atlantic on the eve of Spain's ascent as a world power.

The Canongate Burns

Author: Robert Burns

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1847674453

Category: Poetry

Page: 1120

View: 3051


Edited by Andrew Noble and Patrick Scott Hogg. The Canongate Burns is the most comprehensive and challenging edition of the poems and songs of Robert Burns ever published. Drawing on extensive scholarship and the poet’s own inimitable letters, this definitive edition offers a wealth of information on Burns’s life and times, the hardship of his early days, his political beliefs, his hatred of injustice and his fate as a writer too often sentimentalised by biographers, critics and well-meaning enthusiasts. The poems are presented in the order of their first appearance, giving further insights into the reception of Burns’s work and the guarded relationship he had both with his readers and his own fame. We see Burns as a radical figure in a British as well as a Scottish context, the peer of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Keats and Byron in the revolutionary and repressive world of the 1790s. With its inclusion of recently attributed poems, explanatory notes and extensive Scots glosses, The Canongate Burns offers vitally fresh insights into the irreverent spirit and the democratic convictions which illuminate the work of Scotland’s most famous poet. ‘A magnificent and definitive work of scholarship. A thousand pages long, it provides not only a glossary and a context for the poems, but also a textual and historical note for each poem and song.’ Colm Toibin, Independent ‘A very fine edition, and the long introduction, which sets out to clear the tangled banks, is alone worth the cover price.’ Andrew O’Hagan, Scotsman ‘Scholarly and comprehensive.’ Sunday Telegraph

Shock the World

UConn Basketball in the Calhoun Era

Author: Peter F. Burns

Publisher: UPNE

ISBN: 1555537936

Category: Education

Page: 345

View: 4521


How Jim Calhoun made the University of Connecticut a basketball powerhouse and became the greatest coach of his generation

Science Tales

Lies, Hoaxes and Scams

Author: Darryl Cunningham

Publisher: Myriad Editions

ISBN: 1908434627

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 2093


The first edition of Darryl Cunningham's Science Tales was published in 2012 and shortlisted for the British Comi Awards 'Best Book'. This new edition has been updated to include a clinical exposé of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, and its political framework in the UK and USA. A graphic milestone of investigative reporting, Cunningham's essays explode the lies, hoaxes and scams of popular science, debunking media myths and decoding some of today's most fiercely-debated issues: climate change, electroconvulsive therapy, the moon landing, the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine, homeopathy, chiropractic, evolution, science denialism and, new for this edition, fracking. Thoroughly researched and sourced, Cunningham's clear narrative, graphic lines and photographic illustration explain complicated and controversial issues with deceptive ease.