Site Unseen

The Politics of Siting a Nuclear Waste Repository

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Author: Gerald Jacob

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822974533

Category: Political Science

Page: 260

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Gerald Jacob views the history of public policy regarding nuclear waste, culminating in the 1982 Nuclear Waste Policy act and its aftermath. The 1982 act promised a solution, but Jacob believes it deferred to the interests of the nuclear utilities and the U.S. Department of Energy. He describes how the nuclear establishment used science and geography to protect its interests and dominate nuclear waste policy making. He examines the federal promotion of nuclear power, and asserts that federal policies strong-armed public opposition, and locked the country into a single, but flawed waste disposal solution.

Site Unseen

An Emma Fielding Mystery

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Author: Dana Cameron

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061752177

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Brilliant, dedicated, and driven, archaeologist Emma Fielding finds things that have been lost for hundreds of years -- and she's very, very good at it. A soon-to-be-tenured professor, she has recently unearthed evidence of a seventeenth-century coastal Maine settlement that predates Jamestown, one of the most significant archaeological finds in years. But the dead body that accompanies it has embroiled Emma and her students in a different kind of exploration. With her reputation suddenly in jeopardy -- due to the ruthless machinations of a disgruntled rival -- and a second suspicious death, heartbreakingly close to home, Emma must unearth a killer among the relics. But that means digging deep to get to dark secrets buried in the heart of the archaeological community -- which, in turn, could bury Emma Fielding.

Sites Unseen

Landscape and Vision

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Author: Dianne Suzette Harris,D. Fairchild Ruggles

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Pre

ISBN: 0822973200

Category: Architecture

Page: 318

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Sites Unseen challenges conventions for viewing and interpreting the landscape, using visual theory to move beyond traditional practices of describing and classifying objects to explore notions of audience and context. Treats landscape as a spatial, psychological, and sensory encounter, opening a new dialogue for discussing the landscape outside the boundaries of current art criticism and theory.

Sites Unseen

America as I See It

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Author: Laura E. Walker

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 146854800X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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Sites Unseen is no ordinary travel book. Laura Walker takes the reader on an extraordinary journey to four great American cities – Boston, New York, Chicago, and San Francisco. See well-known landmarks like you've never seen them before as she shares her unique perspective as a blind woman travelling across the country. Meet her intrepid companions who guide Laura along her way, and soon discover there are "perks of blindness." Each chapter concludes with a few "Sites Unseen Tips", designed to humorously educate the reader about how to travel as a blind person, as well as with one. However, as the author herself said, "This isn't just a HOW-TO book; it's much more of an I-DID one." Sites Unseen is more than a travel log of hilarious adventures from a woman of limited sight. Laura takes special care to reveal new ways to see the world around us, and encourages the reader to experience life and all its offerings. Using her other senses, including humor and imagination, Laura engages with others and her surroundings head on –sometimes literally.

Und Friede den Toten

Roman

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Author: Robert Goddard

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442461080

Category:

Page: 413

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Englischer Autor, geb. 1953. - 23 Jahre nach einer Kindesentführung versuchen ein pensionierter Kriminalbeamter und ein Zeuge, das Rätsel des Verbrechens zu lösen.

Sight Unseen

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Author: Robert Goddard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0552164925

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 416

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It is a hot summer's day in the tourist village of Avebury. A man sits outside the Red Lion pub, waiting. He sees a woman with three young children, two of them running ahead while their sister dawdles behind. A child's voice catches on the breeze. For want of anything more interesting to do, the man watches. He sees nothing sinister or threatening. Even when another figure enters his field of vision, he does not react. The figure is ordinary - male, short-haired, stockily built.But he is moving fast, at a loping run. And then it happens. In one swift movement, the running man grabs the youngest child and carries her away. Still the man outside the pub does not react. Suddenly, awhite transit van bursts into view, its engine racing, its rear door slamming shut. The child and her abductor are inside. The child's sister rushes forward. The man outside the pub jumps up... The tragedy begins at Avebury. But it does not end there.

Sites Unseen

Architecture, Race, and American Literature

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Author: William A. Gleason

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814732488

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Sites Unseen examines the complex intertwining of race and architecture in nineteenth and early-twentieth century American culture, the period not only in which American architecture came of age professionally in the U.S. but also in which ideas about architecture became a prominent part of broader conversations about American culture, history, politics, and—although we have not yet understood this clearly—race relations. This rich and copiously illustrated interdisciplinary study explores the ways that American writing between roughly 1850 and 1930 concerned itself, often intensely, with the racial implications of architectural space primarily, but not exclusively, through domestic architecture. In addition to identifying an archive of provocative primary materials, Sites Unseen draws significantly on important recent scholarship in multiple fields ranging from literature, history, and material culture to architecture, cultural geography, and urban planning. Together the chapters interrogate a variety of expressive American vernacular forms, including the dialect tale, the novel of empire, letters, and pulp stories, along with the plantation cabin, the West Indian cottage, the Latin American plaza, and the “Oriental” parlor. These are some of the overlooked plots and structures that can and should inform a more comprehensive consideration of the literary and cultural meanings of American architecture. Making sense of the relations between architecture, race, and American writing of the long nineteenth century—in their regional, national, and hemispheric contexts—Sites Unseen provides a clearer view not only of this catalytic era but also more broadly of what architectural historian Dell Upton has aptly termed the social experience of the built environment.

Sight Unseen

Science, UFO Invisibility, and Transgenic Beings

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Author: Carol Rainey,Budd Hopkins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743418654

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 416

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The New York Times bestselling author of Witnessed, Intruders, and Missing Time -- three groundbreaking books on the UFO phenomenon -- returns with astonishing evidence that other-worldly beings are a very real -- and growing -- part of our lives. In Sight Unseen, Budd Hopkins and coauthor Carol Rainey show how fascinating discoveries in modern science support the plausibility of the UFO phenomenon. Featuring sixteen never-before-published cases, Sight Unseen probes two newly uncovered patterns in alien abduction: cases of UFO "invisibility" and reports of genetically altered alien beings who interact with humans during their routine lives. The "invisibility" accounts detailed by Hopkins include numerous daylight abductions in densely populated urban areas -- all apparently unseen and accomplished through a technology of invisibility. Two air force non-coms are snatched from the tarmac of a busy military airfield. An Australian family is levitated up into a hovering craft while the father remains paralyzed on the ground with a camera to his eye. The resulting evidence on film is discussed in terms of our own scientific advances. In the second series of cases, abductees report encounters with beings who appear human but apparently possess paranormal powers and stunted emotional ranges. Three young women, unknown to each other, are mysteriously summoned to "job interviews." In ordinary office settings, they encounter human-looking beings who lead them into baffling UFO abduction experiences. A Wisconsin farmer meets "Damoe," a man with odd behavior who closely resembles his son. Damoe eventually reveals himself as an accomplice of UFO occupants in a startling abduction of the farmer and his wife. Five-year-old Jen is abducted at night to a nearby playground. There she must teach the techniques and skills of "play" to twelve seemingly identical, quasi-human children. Along with these bizarre, first-person stories told by credible people, Hopkins and Rainey explore cutting-edge advances in our own technologies and scientific theories that show how these new UFO patterns could have a concrete basis in contemporary science. Included are an examination of cloaking devices for aircraft, mind-control technologies, and teleportation achieved in the lab. Perhaps the most compelling argument to support these cases lies in the startling and controversial new science of transgenics that actually allows for the creation of alien/human beings.

Sight Unseen

An Exploration of Conscious and Unconscious Vision

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Author: Melvyn Goodale,David Milner

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199596964

Category: Medical

Page: 232

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In this updated and extended edition of their book, Goodale and Milner explore one of the most extraordinary neurological cases of recent years—one that profoundly changed scientific views on the visual brain. Taking us on a journey into the unconscious brain, this book is a fascinating illustration of the power of the 'unconscious' mind.

Sight Unseen

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Author: Iris Johansen,Roy Johansen

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250020530

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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She was safe in a world of darkness. Now danger threatens in the cold light of day...Before the experimental surgery that gave her sight, Kendra Michaels developed her other senses to an amazing capacity. Now she can identify a Nissan by the sound of its engine, a Norelco electric razor by the pattern of stubble it leaves behind, or an obscure colorless fire accelerant by its sweet smell. Law enforcement agencies clamor for her rare powers of perception and observation, too often disrupting the life she has built helping others through music therapy. Because so very often, only Kendra can get the job done. But in this case, it's Kendra who first realizes that the apparent traffic accident on San Diego's historic Cabrillo Bridge is in fact a murder scene, and she rushes to alert the police before crucial evidence is destroyed. As the body count rises and one murder unveils another, a gruesome pattern emerges. Someone is killing people in ways that mirror Kendra's most notorious cases. She has a fan: someone who admires her work and is twisted enough to show that admiration through murder--while naming himself after the biggest art forger of the 20th century. He views himself not as a monster but as an artist. And he is not working alone. In Iris Johansen's Sight Unseen, as the darkness closes in, near enough to touch Kendra and those she loves, Kendra must come face to face with her greatest fears--and her most ruthless enemy. A man who moves through the shadows, a man she may even know, who hides behind the mask of sanity, sight unseen.

Sub Terra

Roman

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Author: James Rollins

Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3641074320

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Im ewigen Eis lauert ein tödlicher Schrecken! Unter dem ewigen Eis der Antarktis haben Forscher eine Statue aus makellosem Diamant entdeckt. Dr. Ashley Carter dringt mit ihrem Team tiefer in das Höhlensystem vor, um weitere Schätze oder vielleicht sogar Überreste einer vergangenen Zivilisation zu finden. Doch mit Schrecken erkennen Ashley und ihr Partner Ben, dass sie in den Gängen unter dem Eis nicht alleine sind. Etwas lebt hier – und es hat bereits ihre Witterung aufgenommen!

Wow Wow

Sites Unseen : the Internet Review

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Author: Richard Preston

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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What is woW Wow? What isn't? This surprising, quirky, up-to-the-minute guide to the web's most interesting and original sites transcends boundaries and categories to offer in-depth peeks at sites most Internet guides overlook, because they're too obscure, too hard to find, or just too strange. The brainchild of Fuel -- one of the world's most innovative internet marketing and design firms -- woW Wow draws on an impressive group of contributors from around the world: from journalists to musicians to artists and more. Their views, opinions, and interests are as diverse as the subject matter they present and, without being technical or highbrow, their 400-word essays about the sites they love best are brimming with insight and personal reflection. The resulting collection is a true kaleidoscope of the weird and wonderful. Where else can you find a tribute to Mr. Blow-up, a latex-loving fetishist, back-to-back with directions to the Payphone Project, or information about disinfo.com, the "subculture search engine"? A website accompanying the book provides hot links to sites reviewed in woW Wow and will act as an information and message board, encouraging visitors' comments and suggestions for new sites worth reviewing. Playfully presented in a layout that's both colorful and imaginative, woW Wow is a unique and unforgettable self-guided tour to the farthest reaches of the ever-growing Internet universe.

Die Kreativitäts-AG

Wie man die unsichtbaren Kräfte überwindet, die echter Inspiration im Wege stehen

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Author: Ed Catmull,Amy Wallace

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446440615

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 376

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Für jedes Unternehmen stehen Innovation und Kreativität ganz oben auf der Wunschliste. Doch nur wenige schaffen es, immer wieder Neues zu entwickeln. Pixar ist eines dieser Unternehmen. Die Pixar Animation Studios schreiben seit über 25 Jahren Erfolgsgeschichte mit Blockbustern wie "Toy Story", "Findet Nemo", "Cars" und vielen mehr. Ed Catmull, einer der Gründer von Pixar, gibt in seinem Buch tiefe Einblicke in die Unternehmensführung und das Management dieses außergewöhnlichen Unternehmens. Er zeigt, wie man mit Unsicherheit umgeht, zerstörerische Kräfte überwindet – und warum man viel mehr erreicht, wenn man den Mitarbeitern Freiheit gibt, statt sie zu kontrollieren.

At Memory's Edge

After-images of the Holocaust in Contemporary Art and Architecture

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Author: James E. Young

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300094138

Category: History

Page: 248

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How should Germany commemorate the mass murder of Jews once committed in its name? In 1997, James E. Young was invited to join a German commission appointed to find an appropriate design for a national memorial in Berlin to the European Jews killed in World War II. As the only foreigner and only Jew on the panel, Young gained a unique perspective on Germany's fraught efforts to memorialize the Holocaust. In this book, he tells for the first time the inside story of Germany's national Holocaust memorial and his own role in it. In exploring Germany's memorial crisis, Young also asks the more general question of how a generation of contemporary artists can remember an event like the Holocaust, which it never knew directly. Young examines the works of a number of vanguard artists in America and Europe--including Art Spiegelman, Shimon Attie, David Levinthal, and Rachel Whiteread--all born after the Holocaust but indelibly shaped by its memory as passed down through memoirs, film, photographs, and museums. In the context of the moral and aesthetic questions raised by these avant-garde projects, Young offers fascinating insights into the controversy surrounding Berlin's newly opened Jewish museum, designed by Daniel Libeskind, as well as Germany's soon-to-be-built national Holocaust memorial, designed by Peter Eisenman. Illustrated with striking images in color and black-and-white, At Memory's Edge is the first book in any language to chronicle these projects and to show how we remember the Holocaust in the after-images of its history.

Sight Unseen (Webster's Chinese Traditional Thesaurus Edition)

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Author: Inc Icon Group International

Publisher: ICON Group International

ISBN: 9781114515239

Category:

Page: 140

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This edition is written in English. However, there is a running Chinese tRAditional thesaurus at the bottom of each page for the more difficult English words highlighted in the text. There are many editions of Sight Unseen. This edition would be useful if you would like to enrich your Chinese tRAditional-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Webster's edition of this classic is organized to expose the reader to a maximum number of difficult and potentially ambiguous English words. Rare or idiosyncratic words and expressions are given lower priority compared to "difficult, yet commonly used" English words. Rather than supply a single translation, many words are translated for a variety of meanings in Chinese tRAditional, allowing readers to better grasp the ambiguity of English without using the notes as a pure translation crutch. Having the reader decipher a word's meaning within context serves to improve vocabulary retention and understanding. Each page covers words not already highlighted on previous pages. This edition is helpful to Chinese tRAditional-speaking students enrolled in an English Language Program (ELP), an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) program, an English as a Second Language Program (ESL), or in a TOEFL or TOEIC preparation program. Students who are actively building their vocabularies in Chinese tRAditional or English may also find this useful for Advanced Placement (AP ) tests. TOEFL, TOEIC, AP and Advanced Placement are trademarks of the Educational Testing Service which has neither reviewed nor endorsed this book. This book is one of a series of Webster's paperbacks that allows the reader to obtain more value from the experience of reading. Translations are from Webster's Online Dictionary, derived from a meta-analysis of public sources, cited on the site.