The Last Pictures

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Author: Trevor Paglen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520954297

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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Human civilizations' longest lasting artifacts are not the great Pyramids of Giza, nor the cave paintings at Lascaux, but the communications satellites that circle our planet. In a stationary orbit above the equator, the satellites that broadcast our TV signals, route our phone calls, and process our credit card transactions experience no atmospheric drag. Their inert hulls will continue to drift around Earth until the Sun expands into a red giant and engulfs them about 4.5 billion years from now. The Last Pictures, co-published by Creative Time Books, is rooted in the premise that these communications satellites will ultimately become the cultural and material ruins of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, far outlasting anything else humans have created. Inspired in part by ancient cave paintings, nuclear waste warning signs, and Carl Sagan's Golden Records of the 1970s, artist/geographer Trevor Paglen has developed a collection of one hundred images that will be etched onto an ultra-archival, golden silicon disc. The disc, commissioned by Creative Time, will then be sent into orbit onboard the Echostar XVI satellite in September 2012, as both a time capsule and a message to the future. The selection of 100 images, which are the centerpiece of the book, was influenced by four years of interviews with leading scientists, philosophers, anthropologists, and artists about the contradictions that characterize contemporary civilizations. Consequently, The Last Pictures engages some of the most profound questions of the human experience, provoking discourse about communication, deep time, and the economic, environmental, and social uncertainties that define our historical moment. Copub: Creative Time Books

The Last 72

Essays on Living the Last 72 Hours of Life

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Author: Mustafa Tabanli

Publisher: Blue Dome Press

ISBN: 1935295977

Category: Self-Help

Page: 132

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This book is the compilation of the best submissions to the essay contest, Last 72, organized by Everest Productions and The Fountain in 2010. As you read along, you will witness an inmate regretting his past life and taking shelter into hopes for God’s mercy, a mother ready to move the entire planet to mobilize for her autistic child when she would not be around for him any more, an immigrant’s thankfulness for a naval officer who saved his mother from the sea, and many other touchy stories and answers for a shaky question.

The Last Secret Of The Temple

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Author: Paul Sussman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 140704124X

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

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The bestselling, pulse-pounding archaeological thriller that's a must-read for all fans of Dan Brown and Clive Cussler. Jerusalem, 70 AD. As the legions of Rome besiege the Holy Temple, a boy is given a secret that he must guard with his life. Southern Germany, December 1944. Six emaciated prisoners drag a mysterious crate deep into a disused mine. They too give their lives to keep the secret safe - they are murdered by their Nazi guards. Egypt, Valley of the Kings, present day. A body is discovered among some ruins. It appears to be an open-and-shut case but the more Inspector Yusuf Khalifa of the Luxor police uncovers about the dead man, the more uneasy he becomes. And his investigation turns out to be anything but routine. Khalifa doesn't know it yet, but he is on the trail of an extraordinary long-lost artifact that could, in the wrong hands, turn the Middle East into a blood bath. It's a dangerous path he's taking - and to make matters worse, he's not alone... From ancient Jerusalem, the Crusades, Cathar heretics and coded medieval manuscripts to the Holocaust, hidden Nazi treasure and the murderous present-day, The Last Secret of the Temple is a thrilling, rollercoaster ride of adventure in search of a two thousand year-old mystery and a pulse-pounding race against time.

Das Buch ohne Bilder

Das verrückteste Vorlesebuch – mit einer Audio-Lesung von Adnan Maral

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Author: B.J. Novak

Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag

ISBN: 3641175135

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 52

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Sie werden sicher denken, dass ein Buch ohne Bilder langweilig und sehr ernst ist. Außer ... wenn das Buch so funktioniert: Alles, was in diesem Buch steht, MUSS vorgelesen werden. Selbst wenn da steht: BLORK oder BLuuRF. Selbst wenn es sich um ein absurdes Lied handelt, das davon erzählt, wie Sie einen Floh zum Frühstück verspeisen. Selbst wenn dieses Buch Sie dazu bringt, komische und peinliche Geräusche zu machen. Und vor allem – wenn Sie und Ihre Kinder nicht mehr aufhören können zu lachen! Wunderbar schräg und total albern – Das Buch ohne Bilder gehört zu den Büchern, die Kinder immer wieder vorgelesen haben wollen und Eltern immer wieder gerne vorlesen. Sagen Sie nicht, wir hätten Sie nicht gewarnt – dieses Buch kennt kein Erbarmen! Mit Audio-Lesung. Gesamtspielzeit: 4:50 Min. E-Book mit Audio-Links: Je nach Hardware/Software können die Audio-Links direkt auf dem Endgerät abgespielt werden. In jedem Fall können die Audio-Links über jede Browser-Software geöffnet und über ein Audiogerät abgespielt werden.

Rune Johansen: My Last Pictures

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Author: N.A

Publisher: Forlaget Press

ISBN: 9788232800858

Category: Photography

Page: 256

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My Last Pictures presents photographs from Norwegian photographer Rune Johansen (born 1957), whose beloved Hasselblad camera was stolen in 2014. The snapshots of Norwegian life captured by that camera are presented in this monograph, marking the end of an era in his career.

Das terrestrische Manifest

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Author: Bruno Latour

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518758047

Category: Political Science

Page: 150

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Eine Serie politischer Unwetter hat die Welt durcheinandergebracht. Die Instrumente, mit denen wir uns früher orientierten, funktionieren nicht mehr. Verstanden wir Politik lange als einen Zeitstrahl, der von einer lokalen Vergangenheit in eine globale Zukunft führen würde, realisieren wir nun, dass der Globus für unsere Globalisierungspläne zu klein ist. Der Weg in eine behütetere Vergangenheit erweist sich ebenfalls als Fiktion. Wir hängen in der Luft, der jähe Absturz droht. In dieser brisanten Situation gilt es zuallererst, wieder festen Boden unter den Füßen zu gewinnen und sich dann neu zu orientieren. Bruno Latour unternimmt den Versuch, die Landschaft des Politischen neu zu vermessen und unsere politischen Leidenschaften auf neue Gegenstände auszurichten. Jenseits überkommener Unterscheidungen wie links und rechts, fortschrittlich und reaktionär plädiert er für eine radikal materialistische Politik, die nicht nur den Produktionsprozess einbezieht, sondern auch die ökologischen Bedingungen unserer Existenz.

The Last of the Whampoa Breed

Stories of the Chinese Diaspora

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Author: Pang-Yuan Chi,David Der-wei Wang

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231509057

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 288

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Whampoa Military Academy was China's first modern military institution. For decades the "Spirit of Whampoa" was invoked as the highest praise to all Chinese soldiers who guarded their nation heroically. But of all the battles these soldiers have fought, the most challenging one was the civil war that resulted in the "great divide" of China in the mid-twentieth century. In 1949 the Communists exiled a million soldiers and their families to compounds in Taiwan and cut off communication with mainland China for forty years. The Last of the Whampoa Breed tells the stories of the exiles written by their descendants, many of whom have become Taiwan's most important authors. The book is an important addition to the vastly underrepresented literature of Taiwan in translation and sheds light on the complex relationship between Taiwan and the People's Republic of China. Western readers will not at first recognize the experiences of these soldiers who were severed from a traditional past only to face unfulfilled promises and uncertain futures. Many of the exiles were doomed to live and die homeless and loveless. Yet these life stories reveal a magnanimous, natural dignity that has transcended prolonged mental suffering. "I Wanted to Go to War" describes the sadly ineffectual, even comic attempts to "recapture the mainland." The old soldier in "Tale of Two Strangers" asks to have his ashes scattered over both the land of his dreams and the island that has sheltered him for forty years. Some of the stories recount efforts to make peace with life in Taiwan, as in "Valley of Hesitation," and the second generation's struggles to find a place in the native island society as in "The Vanishing Ball" and "In Remembrance of My Buddies from the Military Compound." Narrating the homeland remembered and the homeland in reality, the stories in this book affirm that "we shall not let history be burned to mere ashes."

The Last Two Years

A Difficult Journey of Mind, Body and Soul as Seen Through the Prism of an Ovarian Cancer Survivor's Husband

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Author: Arthur Marsicano

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595856713

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 194

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As the writer's wife fights advanced ovarian cancer, pancreatitis and possible liver cancer, they turn to friends, family and their very different religious beliefs for strength, support and insight. During a dramatic two-year period their lives intersect with others experiencing tragedy, and they draw strength, inspiration and even joy from all of them-every single one of them. Jean Marsicano's life was threatened by ovarian cancer-known to many as the silent killer-and she was joined by her husband, her "Rock," as they focused on fighting the evil which had invaded her body. They counted their blessings, asked if their lives had meaning, and in the face of great adversity, they enjoyed life. Jean survived The Last Two Years thanks to three physicians-"Pal" and "Mitch" who supplied support and direction when they needed it most, and Dr. Goodman, a brilliant young physician who delivered Jean's medical care with skill, wisdom and compassion. As The Last Two Years end, they find hope in the face of continuing uncertainty and joy in friends, family and the beaches of South Carolina. And they realize "God was There," and will always be there with them.

The Last Fighting Tommy

The Life of Harry Patch, Last Veteran of the Trenches, 1898-2009

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Author: Harry Patch,Richard van Emden

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0747593361

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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The extraordinary and moving story of a man, now aged 108, whose life has spanned six monarchs and twenty Prime Ministers .

The Electronic Reporter

Broadcast Journalism in Australia

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Author: Barbara Alysen

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868404950

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 293

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First ed: Geelong, Vic.: Deakin University Press, 2000.

The Secret in Their Eyes

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Author: Eduardo Sacheri

Publisher: Other Press, LLC

ISBN: 1590514513

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

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Now a Major Motion Pictured starring Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Chiwetel Eijiofor Benjamín Chaparro is a man haunted by his past—a retired detective, he remains obsessed with the decades-old case of the rape and murder of a young woman in her own bedroom. As he revisits the details of the investigation, he is reacquainted with his similarly long, unrequited love for Irene Hornos, then just an intern, now a respected judge. Absorbing and masterfully crafted, The Secret in Their Eyes is a meditation on the effects of the passage of time and unfulfilled desire. Eduardo Sacheri’s tale is imbued with the subdued terror that characterized the Dirty War of 1970s Argentina, and was made into the Academy Award winning film of the same name in 2009. Julia Roberts, Nicole Kidman, and Chiwetel Eijiofor now star in the English language depiction of this gripping story, to be released in the Fall of 2015.

Programming Windows Store Apps with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

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Author: Kraig Brockschmidt

Publisher: Microsoft Press

ISBN: 0735695709

Category: Computers

Page: 1311

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Microsoft Press is pleased to offer the second edition of Kraig Brockschmidt's in-depth ebook on writing Windows Store apps using HTML, CSS3, and JavaScript on the Windows 8.1 platform. The ebook includes 20 chapters and 4 appendices. Download the PDF (30.1 MB) http://aka.ms/611111pdf Download the EPUB file (71.2 MB) http://aka.ms/611111epub Download the Mobi for Kindle file (113 MB) http://aka.ms/611111mobi Download Companion Files (132 MB) http://aka.ms/611111files

D. W. Griffith

Interviews

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Author: Anthony Slide

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1617032999

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

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D. W. Griffith (1875–1948) is one of the most influential figures in the history of the motion picture. As director of The Birth of a Nation, he is also one of the most controversial. He raised the cinema to a new level of art, entertainment, and innovation, and at the same time he illustrated, for the first time, its potential to influence an audience and propagandize a cause. Collected together here are virtually all of the “interviews” given by D. W. Griffith from the first in 1914 to the last in 1948. Some of the interviews concentrate on specific films, including The Birth of a Nation, Intolerance, and, most substantially, Hearts of the World, while others provide the director with an opportunity to expound on topics of personal interest, including the importance of proper exhibition of his and other’s films, and his search for truth and beauty on screen. The interviews are taken from many sources, including leading newspapers, trade papers, and fan magazines. They are often marked by humor and by a desire to please the interviewer and thus the reader. Griffith may not have been particularly enthusiastic about giving interviews, but he seems always determined to put on a good show. Ultimately, D. W. Griffith: Interviews provides the reader with a unique insight into the mind and filmmaking techniques of a director whose work and philosophy is as relevant today as it was when he was at the height of his fame in the 1910s and 1920s.

"Just Making Pictures"

Hollywood Writers, the Frankfurt School, and Film Theory

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Author: Ulrike Weissenborn

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823350361

Category: American fiction

Page: 151

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Using LYTRO ILLUM

A Guide to Creating Great Living Pictures

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Author: Josh Anon

Publisher: Josh Anon

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 188

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Using LYTRO ILLUM provides a comprehensive overview of the Lytro ecosystem. Endorsed by Lytro, Inc., this book covers everything from what the light field is to how to take advantage of the Lytro button while shooting to how to edit your pictures outside of Lytro Desktop. It's the one guide that will take you from novice to living picture expert! The latest edition covers the new Focus Spread feature in Lytro Desktop.

Das letzte Bild der Sara de Vos

Roman

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Author: Dominic Smith

Publisher: Ullstein Buchverlage

ISBN: 3843714894

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Ein eleganter Pageturner um ein Gemälde aus dem 17. Jahrhundert Sara de Vos ist 1631 die erste Malerin, die in die Meistergilde in Amsterdam aufgenommen wird. Dreihundert Jahre später ist nur ein einziges ihrer Gemälde erhalten geblieben. Das Bild hängt über dem Bett eines reichen, etwas ruhelosen New Yorker Anwalts. Ohne böse Absichten kopiert eine junge Australierin das Bild. Doch die Kopie wird in Umlauf gebracht, mit erschütternden Konsequenzen. Jahrzehnte später treffen die beiden Bilder, die Fälscherin und der Anwalt noch einmal aufeinander ... „Wie der Autor drei Zeitläufte und Städte verbindet ist so brillant wie fesselnd.“ The Washington Post „Smiths Roman erinnert uns daran, dass die Wahrheiten, denen wir vertrauen, wertvoll bleiben, auch wenn sie ungenau sind.“ The Chicago Tribune „Ein Roman über Liebe und Sehnsucht, über Authentizität und ethische Grauzonen, vor allem aber über die Malerei als ein Weg, Trauer in Schönheit zu verwandeln.“ Lauren Groff, Autorin von „Licht und Zorn“ „Hinreißende Erzählkunst. Mit einer fast greifbaren Kenntnis der vielen Verästellungen des menschlichen Herzens. Dieser Roman hält Sie nachts wach, anfangs, weil Sie unbedingt weiterlesen wollen, dann weil Sie bewusst langsamer lesen, um das Ende hinauszuzögern.“ The Boston Globe

Kunstformen der Natur

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Author: Ernst Haeckel

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3955800644

Category:

Page: 400

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\"Die Natur erzeugt im ihrem Schosse eine unerschopfliche Fulle von wunderbaren Gestalten, durch deren Schonheit und Mannigfaltigkeit alle vom Menschen geschaffenen Kunstformen weitaus ubertroffen werden.\" Der Naturwissenschaftler Ernst Haeckel stellt in seinem Werk asthetische Formen aus Bereichen der Botanik und der Zoologie zusammen. Zahlreiche Schwarzweiss- und Farbabbildungen. Nachdruck der Komplettausgabe von 1904 mit 100 Tafeln und dem \"Supplement-Heft\"

The Nautical Magazine for 1872

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Author: Various authors,Various

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108056512

Category: History

Page: 630

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The 1872 Nautical Magazine combines reports on science and technology, popular literature, and comment on political, legal and commercial matters.

The Return of the Dancing Master

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Author: Henning Mankell

Publisher: New Press/ORIM

ISBN: 1595586156

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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From the New York Times–bestselling author of the Kurt Wallander novels: An “absorbing” and “chilling” historical mystery “dripping with evil atmosphere” (The Times, London). December 12, 1945. The Third Reich lies in ruins as a British warplane lands in Bückeburg, Germany. A man carrying a small black bag quickly disembarks and travels to Hamelin, where he disappears behind the prison gates. Early the next day, England’s most experienced hangman executes twelve war criminals. Fifty-four years later, retired policeman Herbert Molin is found brutally slaughtered on his remote farm in Härjedalen, Sweden. The police discover strange tracks in the blood on the floor . . . as if someone had been practicing the tango. Stefan Lindman is a young police officer who has just been diagnosed with cancer of the tongue. When he reads about the murder of his former colleague, he decides to travel north and find out what happened. Soon he is enmeshed in a puzzling investigation with no witnesses and no discernible motives. Terrified of the illness that could take his life, Lindman becomes more and more reckless as he uncovers the links between Molin’s death, World War II, and an underground neo-Nazi network. Mankell’s impeccably researched historical thriller is “a worthy successor to the Wallander whodunits” (The Sunday Telegraph). “[Mankell] never fails to find a deep vein of humanity within the perpetually furrowed brows of his troubled cops.” —Booklist