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Calling Planet Earth

Author : Bob Mielke
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Calling Planet Earth: Close Encounters with Sun Ra pulls us into the quirky world of the jazz musician known first as Herman Blount, then as Sun Ra (1914-1993), the Arkestra leader who claimed for most of his life to have come from Saturn. The book opens with an introduction to Ra's "sub-underground" music, a sound which fascinated the author and turned him into a fan almost fifty years ago. Introductory sections set up key questions, like, "But is it Jazz?" and "Where is Sun Ra Coming From, Besides Saturn?" How did a black kid from Birmingham, Alabama, wind up proclaiming himself a Pharoah? After the introduction comes Mielke's play, Discipline 27-II: A Cosmo-Drama in Two Acts. That's followed by a thorough analysis of an enormous number of recordings, starting in the 1930s and continuing for the rest of his life. Posthumous releases form a separate chapter. (Most of the introductory material and analysis of recordings originally appeared in Mielke's 2013 Adventures in Avant Pop, though it has been updated.) In the play Discipline 27-II, which premiered in St. Louis, MO in 2015, Mielke makes Sun Ra's claim to have come from outer space not an artist's Afro-futurist proclamation but a statement of fact. The cast includes Saturn Aliens, a NASA official, and Gaia the Earth Goddess--all watching an elaborate Sun Ra concert. Ra's actual life story is dramatized in short scenes against this concert background. We see him growing up as Herman Blount in Birmingham, Alabama, and bantering with the racist judge who sent him to prison for refusing to serve in the Army in 1942. We see him recruiting, teaching, and sheltering the musicians who became--and still are--the Arkestra. We watch Space Aliens as they comment on racism, estrangement, and music as healing. Scenes in a bar, in a strip club, a recording studio, are watched by observant aliens and NASA interrogators as well as by the play's audience--and the cumulative effect is respectful of the man who says he's "Mister Ra, ... Mister E, but most of all, Mister Mystery." Sun Ra claimed that his true nature was cosmic, that he had come to enlighten Earth and to teach peace. He and the Arkestra became known for futuristic costumes, musical experimentation, and performance art. The play's notes includes extensive comments on costume options, sets, and performance alternatives--even a recipe for "Moon Stew," to be served or sold at the concession stand twenty minutes before the play starts. Audience involvement in Discipline 27-II begins immediately, in the theater lobby where Arkestra members sit at random tables doing improvised riffs of increasing intensity. It continues as we listen in on conversations about philosophy and ethics and music, and watch exotic dancers and amazing singers and space aliens interact.

Calling Planet Earth Via the Wireless and the Telegraph

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God s Call to Planet Earth

Author : Wilson David
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God¿s Call to Planet Earth looks at the Bible¿s great themes of redemption, the Christian experience, and last-day events. All these themes are explored in the context of the last chapters of the book of Revelation. God gave a judgment message in Noah¿s day before the flood. Scripture reveals God is giving a similar message today. In the pages of this book you will learn God¿s message for you. You will also learn how to be victorious today and how to be one of God¿s faithful in the midst of the great events destined to shake this planet in the years ahead.

This is Planet Earth

Author : New Scientist
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The ancient Greeks called it Gaia; the Romans Terra. We know it simply as Earth, the planet we call home. And what a planet it is. Formed around 4.6 billion years ago from the debris of the big bang and long-dead stars, at first it was nothing special, but somehow it evolved to become the most amazing place in the known Universe. The only living planet we know of, it also has a very unusual moon, a remarkably dynamic surface, a complex atmosphere and a deeply mysterious interior. This is Planet Earth is dedicated to the wonders of Planet Earth. Its past is long and dramatic and its future shrouded in mystery. Yet despite centuries of research, only now are we starting to understand Earth's complexity. ABOUT THE SERIES New Scientist Instant Expert books are definitive and accessible entry points to the most important subjects in science; subjects that challenge, attract debate, invite controversy and engage the most enquiring minds. Designed for curious readers who want to know how things work and why, the Instant Expert series explores the topics that really matter and their impact on individuals, society, and the planet, translating the scientific complexities around us into language that's open to everyone, and putting new ideas and discoveries into perspective and context.

Super Friends 1976 29

Author : E. Nelson Bridwell
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“Invisible Defenders of Earth.” The Super Friends prevent an invasion of Earth, despite being stuck in two dimensions simultaneously.

Last Call to Escape Planet Earth

Author : Vladimir Swirynsky
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Hello Is This Planet Earth

Author : Tim Peake
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The #1 international bestseller: An astronaut's tour of our planet from the heavens, featuring 150 mesmerizing photographs (with commentary) from the International Space Station. During his six-month mission to the International Space Station, astronaut Tim Peake became the first British astronaut to complete a spacewalk -- and, perhaps more astonishingly, the first to run an entire marathon in space. During his historic mission, he captured hundreds of dazzling photographs, the very best of which are collected here. Tim captures the majesty of the cosmos and of the planet we call home: breath-taking aerial photos of the world's cities illuminated at night, the natural beauty of the northern lights, and unforgettable views of oceans, mountains, and deserts. Tim's lively stories about life in space appear alongside these photographs, including the tale from which the title is taken: his famous wrong number dialed from space, when he accidentally called a stranger and asked: "Hello, is this planet Earth?" With this truly unique perspective on the incredible sights of our planet, Tim demonstrates that while in space, hundreds of miles above his friends and family, he never felt closer to home.

Catalog of Copyright Entries

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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The Atom of Creation of Planet Earth and Its Humanity

Author : D. Chase
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The order of the old world has ended and a new one has been born. Please rest assured that the world is not about to end, just because a few extremist are saying so. The Author of this book, has lived through many of the fears of similar extremist, who seemed to say what they would do if they were God. The real God, has no form and no pronoun and does not live in a Mansion, and, not about to take a tantrum and destroy the fantastic Master-Piece, we call planet Earth, created eons of time ago.

Catalog of Copyright Entries Fourth Series

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
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The Jazz Discography

Author : Tom Lord
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Jazz Times

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Atlantic Records

Author : Michel Ruppli
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I Am Earth

Author : Achraf Belhaj
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Learn with planet Earth as the guide! Children ages 3-5 will discover important facts about the planet they call home through entertaining images that preschoolers and kindergartners will want to read again and again. Imaginative illustrations and easy to follow facts make this an excellent book for young learners.I Am Earth introduces kids to the basic concepts of Earth science while also encouraging the importance of taking care of our special planet through environmental awareness and sustainability. Keeping Earth a happy healthy place to live, is important for everyone big and small. In this Earth science book for beginners, kids learn what makes our planet so uniquely special and how people can work together to keep it a healthy home.Understanding our resources and how to protect and recycle them is a first step to protecting the Earth. In I Am Earth, kids are introduced to basic concepts about the special planet they live on through easy to understand space science and astronomy facts, while also learning steps to take for recycling and green living.Concepts are geared toward preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade learners. From the spinning and tilting that brings in the seasons to the gravity that keeps everything from floating off into space, I Am Earth connects children to the world they are part of, and how the environment affects all living things within it. Everyday occurrences are illustrated like night and day, snowfall and rainfall, along with the abundance that Earth provides which helps children notice and understand these important things happening around them.A basic understanding of Earth being part of a bigger solar neighborhood is introduced at an age-appropriate level for comprehension of beginning level space science and astronomy. As unique as Earth is in the greater universe, so is each individual life that lives on this precious planet. Children can connect this uniqueness to the importance of protecting it and making each and every day, Earth Day.I Am Earth is a great way to start children at an early age to care for the environment by understanding why the environment is so important and what they can do to help keep nature in balance, like recycle, reuse and conserve. For all living creatures that call planet Earth home, every day is Earth Day!A great learning tool for the traditional, homeschool, and Montessori classrooms. I Am Earth sets the stage for independent and scientific learning by helping children notice and think about cycles and events they see every day. Questions at the end of the book revisit topics and encourage children to think deeper on what they've learned. Large images and words make it easy to follow along when reading aloud."An informative Earth Day book for kids."Bright, vivid illustrations will capture kids' attention and keep learning fun. Earth becomes an imaginative character that kids can relate to while also learning about scientific facts that explain Earth's place in the Solar System and the amazing ecosystems that interconnect across the surface. Preschoolers, Kindergarteners and First-graders will be captivated by the creative illustrations and engaged in the educational facts. There are also many opportunities for creating activities centered around recycling, protecting the environment, space science, and Earth science."Keep Earth a happy, healthy place to live!"

Here We are

Author : Oliver Jeffers
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Well, hello. And welcome to this planet. We call it Earth. Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you've only just got here. Your head will be filled with questions, so let's explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. From land and sky, to people and time, these notes can be your guide and start you on your journey. And you'll figure lots of things out for yourself. Just remember to leave notes for everyone else... Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you've just got to be kind.

Earth Is Calling Recycling Journal

Author : BonnaVida
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In this diary you can track your daily recycling habits, how did you reduce your waste, how did you help the environment & mother earth, what can you reuse? Help to stop climate change by reducing your footprints & bring awareness about waste management. Great gift for climate activists, teachers, children, students...

National Geographic

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The National Geographic

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Forbes FYI

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Business Week

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