Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis

der Roman zum Film ; [mit exklusivem Material zum Film]

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Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453500167

Category:

Page: 300

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Was für ein Tag - Zuerst muss der Engländer Arthur Dent sein Haus räumen, weil mitten hindurch eine Umgehungsstraße gebaut werden soll. Dann wird zu allem Überfluss auch noch die Erde gesprengt, um einer Hyperraum- Schnellstraße Platz zu machen. Was nun f

The Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy

A Trilogy in Five Parts

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Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781509852796

Category:

Page: 592

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Don't Panic: collected together in the Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy are the five titles that comprise Douglas Adams' wildly popular and wholly remarkable comedy science fiction series, with a special introduction from the author himself. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be rather a lot to cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun. The Galaxy may offer a mind-boggling variety of ways to be blown up and/or insulted, but it's very hard to get a cup of tea. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe When all questions of space, time, matter and the nature of being have been resolved, only one question remains - 'Where shall we have dinner?' The Restaurant at the End of the Universe provides the ultimate gastronomic experience, and for once there is no morning after to worry about. Life, the Universe and EverythingFollowing a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. An eddy in the space-time continuum lands him, Ford Prefect, and their flying sofa in the middle of the cricket ground at Lord's, just two days before the world is due to be destroyed by the Vogons. Escaping the end of the world for a second time, Arthur, Ford, and their old friend Slartibartfast embark (reluctantly) on a mission to save the whole galaxy from fanatical robots. Not bad for a man in his dressing gown . . . So Long, and Thanks for All the FishThere is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It's not an easy thing to do, and Arthur Dent thinks he's the only human who's been able to master this nifty little trick - until he meets Fenchurch, the woman of his dreams. Fenchurch once realised how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately, she's forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God's Final Message to His Creation, they go in search of it. And, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it . . .Mostly HarmlessArthur Dent has settled down on the small planet Lamuella and has embraced his role as a Sandwich Maker. However, his plans for a quiet life are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter. There's nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away, Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe. After all - he's encountered most of them before . . .

Das Leben, das Universum und der ganze Rest

Band 3 der fünfbändigen »Intergalaktischen Trilogie«

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Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Kein & Aber AG

ISBN: 3036993592

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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Infolge einer Reihe von atemberaubenden Katastrophen findet sich Arthur Dent überraschenderweise in einer schrecklich primitiven Höhle auf der prähistorischen Erde wieder. Am richtigen Ort, nur leider zur falschen Zeit, und die Zeit ist schließlich der ungeeignetste Ort, an dem man verloren gehen kann. Um wieder zurück in die Weiten der Galaxis zu gelangen, sind er und Ford Prefect angewiesen auf Slartibartfass. Doch als Arthur einen intergalaktischen Krieg unterbinden soll und den Freunden allmählich klar wird, in welche Abenteuer sie sich da gestürzt haben, wünschen sie sich wieder zurück in ihre Steinzeithöhle. Der dritte Band der inter-galaktischen Kult-Serie »Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis«.

Patterns of Dis|Order

Beiträge zur Kulturgeschichte der Un|Ordnung

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Author: Anna-Sophie Jürgens,Markus Wierschem

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643907869

Category: Religion

Page: 400

View: 9118

[Text is in German] Patterns of Dis|Order erforscht die Facetten und Produktivitaet des Wissens um Un|Ordnung. Die Beitraege dieses Bandes thematisieren Un|Ordnung nicht nur als einen wissenschaftlichen und k�nstlerischen (Schoepfungs-) Prozess, sondern auch als sein Gegenteil. Sie diskutieren den Menschen als Stoerfaktor fuer eine ideale Ordnung und ihre Bedingung sowie die Frage, wie Ordnungssysteme und Wissensordnungen konstituiert, stabilisiert und irritiert werden. Das Rauschen - den Strich - in der Un|Ordnung zu beobachten und die Grenze zwischen beiden (mit zu) denken, ist hierbei ein besonderes Ziel der Autoren dieses Buches, das erste Ansaetze fuer eine interdisziplinaere Kulturgeschichte der Un|Ordnung vorschlaegt. Markus Wierschem lehrt Amerikanistik u. Didaktik an der Universitaet Paderborn. Er promoviert zur Trias von Gewalt, Mythos und Entropie im apokalyptischen Romanwerk Cormac McCarthys. Anna-Sophie Juergens promovierte zur "Poetik des Zirkus" (Komparatistik) an der LMU Muenchen. Gef�rdert von der Humboldt-Stiftung arbeitet sie derzeit als Postdoc an der Australian National University, Canberra.

Don't Panic

Douglas Adams & The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

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Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504056280

Category: Humor

Page: 275

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The #1 New York Times–bestselling author’s “hilarious . . . idiosyncratic . . . delightful” and definitive companion to a global phenomenon (Publishers Weekly). Douglas Adams’s “six-part trilogy,” The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy grew from a blip of a notion into an ever-expanding multimedia universe that amassed an unprecedented cult of followers and became an international sensation. As a young journalist, Neil Gaiman was given complete access to Adams’s life, times, gossip, unpublished outtakes, and files (and became privy to his writing process, insecurities, disillusionments, challenges, and triumphs). The resulting volume illuminates the unique, funny, dramatic, and improbable chronicle of an idea, an incredibly tall man, and a mind-boggling success story. In Don’t Panic, Gaiman celebrates everything Hitchhiker: the original radio play, the books, comics, video and computer games, films, television series, record albums, stage musicals, one-man shows, the Great One himself, and towels. And as Douglas Adams himself attested: “It’s all absolutely devastatingly true—except the bits that are lies.” Updated several times in the thirty years since its original publication, Don’t Panic is available for the first time in digital form. Part biography, part tell-all parody, part pop-culture history, part guide to a guide, Don’t Panic “deserves as much cult success as the Hitchhiker’s books themselves” (Time Out).

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Omnibus

A Trilogy in Four Parts

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Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509886516

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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DON'T PANIC: collected together in the Hitchhiker's Guide Trilogy are the five titles that comprise Douglas Adams' wildly popular and wholly remarkable comedy science fiction series. This one volume ebook edition comes complete with an unhelpful introduction from the author, a bonus short story, Young Zaphod Plays It Safe, and a special undeleted scene . . . The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets unexpectedly demolished to make way for a new hyperspace bypass. For Arthur Dent, who has only just had his house demolished that morning, this seems already to be rather a lot to cope with. Sadly, however, the weekend has only just begun. The Galaxy may offer a mind-boggling variety of ways to be blown up and/or insulted, but it’s very hard to get a cup of tea. The Restaurant at the End of the Universe When all questions of space, time, matter and the nature of being have been resolved, only one question remains - 'Where shall we have dinner?' The Restaurant at the End of the Universe provides the ultimate gastronomic experience, and for once there is no morning after to worry about. Life, the Universe and Everything Following a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. However, just as he thinks that things cannot get possibly worse, they suddenly do. An eddy in the space-time continuum lands him, Ford Prefect, and their flying sofa in the middle of the cricket ground at Lord's, just two days before the world is due to be destroyed by the Vogons. Escaping the end of the world for a second time, Arthur, Ford, and their old friend Slartibartfast embark (reluctantly) on a mission to save the whole galaxy from fanatical robots. Not bad for a man in his dressing gown. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish There is a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. It's not an easy thing to do, and Arthur Dent thinks he's the only human who's been able to master this nifty little trick - until he meets Fenchurch, the woman of his dreams. Fenchurch once realised how the world could be made a good and happy place. Unfortunately, she's forgotten. Convinced that the secret lies within God's Final Message to His Creation, they go in search of it. And, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it . . . Mostly Harmless Arthur Dent has settled down on the small planet Lamuella and has embraced his role as a Sandwich Maker. However, his plans for a quiet life are thrown awry by the unexpected arrival of his daughter. There's nothing worse than a frustrated teenager with a copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in their hands. When she runs away, Arthur goes after her determined to save her from the horrors of the universe. After all - he's encountered most of them before. This publishing phenomenon began as a radio drama and now exists in a number of wildly contradictory versions (including a TV series, a movie and a towel) - this version, produced by Douglas Adams' original publisher, is, at least, definitively inaccurate.

The Lives of the Famous and the Infamous

Everything You Need To Know About Everyone Who Mattered

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Author: The Week

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473502500

Category: History

Page: 320

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Read about the man who convinced Einstein there was a God, the newspaper publisher who brought down a president and the code-cracking genius who helped foil the Nazis, and remember the lives of those that created the extraordinary moments in our modern history. Based on the obituaries that appear in every issue of The Week, here is a book that brings together the famous and infamous figures of our generation. From the world’s influential leaders and thinkers of the day, such as Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, Margaret Thatcher and Sir Patrick Moore, to the more infamous and eccentric, this is a fascinating compendium of the lives of our times.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

A Trilogy in Four Parts

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Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: DISCOZUU

ISBN: N.A

Category: Dent, Arthur

Page: 764

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A one-volume edition charting Arthur Dent's odyssey through space, comprising:"The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy": One Thursday lunchtime the Earth gets demolished to make way for a hyperspace bypass. For Arthur, who has just had his house demolished, this is too much. Sadly, the weekend's just begun."The Restaurant at the End of the Universe": When all issues of space, time, matter and the nature of being are resolved, only one question remains: Where shall we have dinner? "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe" provides the ultimate gastronomic experience and, for once, there is no morning after."Life, the Universe and Everything": In consequence of a number of stunning catastrophes, Arthur Dent is surprised to find himself living in a hideously miserable cave on prehistoric Earth. And then, just as he thinks that things cannot possibly get any worse, they suddenly do."So Long, and Thanks for all the Fish": Arthur Dent's sense of reality is in its dickiest state when he suddenly finds the girl of his dreams. They go in search of God's Final Message and, in a dramatic break with tradition, actually find it.

'Well that about wraps it up for God'

Religious motivs in Douglas Adams Hitchhiker's Trilogy

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Author: Katharina Günther

Publisher: diplom.de

ISBN: 3836609665

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 103

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Inhaltsangabe:Introduction: The story of The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy is the story of Life, the Universe and Everything. Initially broadcasted as a radio series on BBC Radio 4 in 1978 it was such a success that its author, Douglas Adams, eventually ended up not only publishing the story with a slightly modified plot in book form but also creating four sequels until 1992. The story was taken up by other media which resulted in the creation of a TV series in 1981, stage shows, a movie in 2005, a computer game, comics, towels and a lot more. Today the H2G2 has reached a cult status that few other Science Fiction works boast. The plot of the HG is mostly confusing and full of curious ideas wherefore a complete summary is not possible at this point. However, the following paragraph will give the unacquainted readers an idea of the story. There are of course many problems connected with life, of which some of the most popular are: Why are people born? Why do they die? Why do they want to spend so much of the intervening time wearing digital watches? The Trilogy in Five Parts is the story of Arthur Dent and his quest for the answers to these problems. After the destruction of Earth the only surviving Englishman Dent hitchhikes through the width of time and space, finds out the answer to the ultimate question, dines at the Restaurant at the End of the Universe, saves the world, falls in love with a woman whose feet cannot touch the ground, is worshipped by birds and sandwich-lovers, is enlightened by God s final message to His Creation and finally meets his fate on STAVROMULABETA. The ape-descendent Dent is accompanied by Ford Prefect, owner of a copy of the most remarkable book ever to come out of the Great Publishing Houses of Ursa Minor Beta: The Hitchhiker s Guide to the Galaxy an encyclopaedia that sells so well mainly because it has the words DON T PANIC written in large friendly letters on the cover. Other companions are Marvin, the paranoid android, Trillian, the sole surviving woman from Earth and Zaphod Beeblebrox, the former Galactic President. The author of this humorous work of Science Fiction was born as Douglas Noel Adams on March 11th 1952 in Cambridge, UK, and died on May 11th 2001 in Santa Barbara, California. Whilst studying English in Cambridge he joined the Footlights Society, a comedy group which is also closely connected to Monty Python. Adams initial career aspiration was to become a comedian yet he seemingly never [...]

The Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy

A Trilogy in Five Parts

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Author: Douglas Adams

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0434003484

Category: Comedy

Page: 776

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First a legendary radio series, then a bestselling book, now a blockbuser movie, the immensely successful Hitch Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy needs no introduction. Reissued to coincide with the film's release, this hardback omnibus edition include all five parts of the trilogy, incorporating for the first time, Mostly Harmless, along with a guide to the guide and essential notes on how to leave the planet. This single hardback edition is indispensable for any would-be galactic traveller and for old and new fans of Douglas Adams, Doctor Who and bestselling science fiction books.

Doctor Who: Who-ology

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Author: Cavan Scott,Mark Wright

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448141257

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 368

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Test your knowledge of the last Time Lord and the worlds he’s visited in Who-ology, an unforgettable journey through over 50 years of Doctor Who. Packed with facts, figures and stories from the show’s galactic run, this unique tour of space and time takes you from Totters Lane to Heaven itself, taking in guides to UNIT call signs, details of the inner workings of sonic screwdrivers, and a reliability chart covering every element of the TARDIS. Now fully updated to cover everything through to the 12th Doctor's final episode, and with tables, charts and illustrations dotted throughout, as well as fascinating lists and exhaustive detail, you won’t believe the wonders that await.

Und übrigens noch was ...

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Author: Eoin Colfer

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641036879

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 9934

Daumen raus – die Reise per Anhalter durch die Galaxis geht weiter Arthur Dents zufällige Beziehung zum außergewöhnlichen Reiseführer "Per Anhalter durch die Galaxis" blieb nicht gänzlich ohne Zwischenfälle. Arthur hat den bekannten (und unbekannten) Weltraum bis in die letzten Winkel und darüber hinaus bereist, nachdem sein Haus (und der gesamte Planet Erde) an einem furchtbar dummen Donnerstag einer Hyperraum-Schnellstraße weichen musste. Nach diversen Eskapaden im Raum-Zeit-Kontinuum landet er schließlich zu Hause auf der geliebten Erde – die gleich darauf wieder in die Luft fliegt. Arthurs Aussichten auf eine gemütliche Tasse Tee sind nicht gerade rosig ... In "Und übrigens noch was ..." bekommt er es unter anderem mit arbeitslosen Göttern zu tun, abtrünnigen galaktischen Präsidenten, verliebten grünen Aliens, lästigen Computern und einer ziemlich großen Scheibe Käse.

Understanding Human Resource Development

A Research-based Approach

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Author: Jim McGoldrick,Jim Stewart,Sandra Watson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134589433

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

View: 1476

This edited volume contains original chapters by some of the leading researchers and writers in HRD. It provides a definitive work on the design and conduct of research in HRD and identifies and examines the possibilities and limitations of particular methods and techniques. Emerging debates on the purpose, nature and practice and theoretical base of HRD are examined. Each chapter is structured with: * Statement of aims * Description of theoretical and empirical context^ * Identification and examination of methodological issues * Description and evaluation of research design * Critical analysis and evaluation * Key learning points

Modern Sci-Fi Films FAQ

All That's Left to Know About Time-Travel, Alien, Robot, and Out-of-This-World Movies Since 1970

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Author: Tom DeMichael

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 1495009572

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 400

View: 8622

(FAQ). Many science fiction movies from the last 40 years have blazed new vistas for viewers. They've reached further into the future, traveled longer into the past, soared deeper into the vastness of the cosmos, and probed more intently inside man's consciousness than any other period of film before. And audiences ate them up, taking four of the top ten spots in all-time ticket sales in America while earning more than $2 billion at the box office. Modern Sci-Fi Films FAQ takes a look at the genre's movies from the last 40 years, where the dreams of yesterday and today may become tomorrow's realities. This FAQ travels to a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away... visits a theme park where DNA-created dinosaurs roam... watches as aliens come to Earth, hunting humans for sport... and much, much more. Filled with biographies, synopses, production stories, and images and illustrations many seldom seen in print the book focuses on films that give audiences two hours where they can forget about their troubles, sit back, crunch some popcorn, and visit worlds never before seen... worlds of robots, time travel, aliens, space exploration, and other far-out ideas.

How to be Well Read

A guide to 500 great novels and a handful of literary curiosities

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Author: John Sutherland

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1409039153

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 528

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As the annual flood of published novels grows ever greater, it’s a hard a job to keep up, let alone sort the wheat from the chaff. Fortunately, literary sleuth and academic John Sutherland is on hand to do precisely that. In the course of over 500 wittily informative pieces he gives us his own very personal take on the most rewarding, most remarkable and, on occasion, most shamelessly enjoyable works of fiction ever written – the perfect reading list for the would-be literary expert. His taste is impressively eclectic. An appreciation of Apuleius’s The Golden Ass – arguably the first-ever novel – is followed by a consideration of Ian Fleming’s Goldfinger. The Handmaid’s Tale is followed by Hangover Square, Jane Eyre by Jaws. There are imposing Victorian novels, entertaining contemporary thrillers and everything in between, from dystopian works to romance. The flavour of each is brilliantly evoked and its relative merits or demerits assessed. At the same time, John Sutherland shows how the work fits into a broader context – whether that of the author’s life or of other books from the same genre or period. And he offers endless snippets of intriguing information: did you know, for example, that the Nazis banned Bambi or that William Faulkner wrote As I Lay Dying on an upturned wheelbarrow; that Voltaire completed Candide in three days, or that Anna Sewell was paid £20 for Black Beauty? Encyclopedic and entertaining by turns, this is a wonderful dip-in book, whose opinions will inform and on occasion, no doubt, infuriate. It is also effectively a history of the novel in 500 or so bite-sized pieces.

Analyse des Buches 'The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy' von Douglas Adams

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Author: Oliver Brunotte

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640423798

Category:

Page: 28

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2000 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 2, Carl von Ossietzky Universitat Oldenburg (-), Veranstaltung: Erzahltextanalyse, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Im Folgenden werde ich anhand des von Douglas Adams geschriebenen Roman The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy" und einigen Beispielen aus den vier Nachfolgebuchern, die er alle zusammen unter dem in sich schon unstimmigen Namen The Hitchhikers Trilogy" zusammenfasste, auf drei von David Lodge in seinem Buch The Art of Fiction" diskutierten Themen eingehen. Ich werde hierbei untersuchen, wie Adams in seinen Buchern Komik erzeugt und beziehe mich unter Punkt 2. auf Lodges Kapitel 23 The Comic Novel." Anschliessend werde ich unter Punkt 3. und 4. die Elemente Verfremdung und Zufall untersuchen, die bei Douglas Adams haufig vorkommen und stark zur Komik der Romane beitragen, mit Bezug auf Lodges Kapitel 11 und 33. Ich wahlte die Hitchhiker" - Reihe von Douglas Adams zur Analyse, da ich in diesen Romanen viele der von Lodge diskutierten Elemente wiedererkannte. Um neben den drei von mir gewahlten Hauptpunkten auch Adams Verwendung anderer Techniken aufzuzeigen, werde ich unter Punkt 5 abschliessend Beispiele hierfur diskutieren."