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Publisher : Ballantine Books
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ISBN : 0345464923
Pages : 448 pages
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Download Free Darwin's Radio PDF by Greg Bear Full Book and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2003-03-04 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: HUGO AWARD FINALIST • “WOW! What a splendid (scary) notion: a human upgrade! What a superb plot! Darwin's Radio is bloody damned good.”—Anne McCaffrey “Virus hunter” Christopher Dicken is a man on a mission, following a trail of rumors, government cover-ups, and dead bodies around the globe in search of a mysterious disease that strikes only pregnant women and invariably results in miscarriage. But when Dicken finds what he’s looking for, the answer proves to be stranger—and far deadlier—than he ever could have imagined. Something that has slept in human DNA for millions of years is waking up. Molecular biologist Kaye Lang has spent her career tracing ancient retroviruses in the human genome. She believes these microscopic fossils can come to life again. But when Dicken’s discovery becomes public, Lang’s theory suddenly turns to chilling fact. As the outbreak of this terrifying disease threatens to become a deadly epidemic, Dicken and Lang must race against time to assemble the pieces of a puzzle only they are equipped to solve—an evolutionary puzzle that will determine the future of the human race . . . if a future exists at all. Praise for Darwin’s Radio “Bear is one of our very best, and most innovative, speculative writers.”—New York Daily News “Superb . . . Bear's novel is frighteningly believable with a lot of clearly explained hard science, but the personal struggles of the well-realized characters keep everything on a human level.”—Focus “Bear is a writer of passionate vision.”—Locus “Darwin’s Radio scores a high rating on the thrill monitor.”—Birmingham Post (England) “Absorbing and ingenious.”—Kirkus Reviews


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Darwin's Radio

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ISBN : 0345435249
Pages : 546 pages
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Download Free Darwin's Radio PDF by Greg Bear Full Book and published by Ballantine Books. This book was released on 2000-07-05 with total page 546 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A 2000 HUGO AWARD NOMINEE Ancient diseases encoded in the DNA of humans wait like sleeping dragons to wake and infect again--or so molecular biologist Kaye Lang believes. And now it looks as if her controversial theory is in fact chilling reality. For Christopher Dicken, a "virus hunter" at the Epidemic Intelligence Service, has pursued an elusive flu-like disease that strikes down expectant mothers and their offspring. Then a major discovery high in the Alps --the preserved bodies of a prehistoric family--reveals a shocking link: something that has slept in our genes for millions of years is waking up. Now, as the outbreak of this terrifying disease threatens to become a deadly epidemic, Dicken and Lang must race against time to assemble the pieces of a puzzle only they are equipped to solve--an evolutionary puzzle that will determine the future of the human race . . . if a future exists at all.


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Evolution on British Television and Radio

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 3030830438
Pages : 292 pages
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Darwin 1942

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ISBN : 1317431375
Pages : 230 pages
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Download Free Darwin 1942 PDF by Timothy Hall Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-06-05 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: On 19 February 1942 the Japanese air force bombed Darwin. Whilst this fact is well known, very few people know exactly what happened. Timothy Hall was the first writer to be given acess to all the official reports of the time and as a result he has been able to reveal exactly what happened on that dreadful day – a day which Sir Paul Hasluck (17th Governor-General of Australia) later described as ‘a day of national shame’. The sequence of events in Darwin that day certainly did not reflect the military honour that the War Cabinet wanted people to believe. On the contrary, for what really happened was a combination of chaos, panic and, in many cases, cowardice on an unprecented scale.


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Communities of the Air

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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN : 9780822330950
Pages : 340 pages
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ISBN : 113538682X
Pages : 160 pages
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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 023027126X
Pages : 1760 pages
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Publisher : Random House Digital, Inc.
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ISBN : 9780345448354
Pages : 402 pages
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Download Free Darwin's Children PDF by Greg Bear Full Book and published by Random House Digital, Inc.. This book was released on 2003 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the decade since women began giving birth to a new human species, Homo sapiens novus, the world has been in turmoil as these "new" humans battle for survival against those who feel threatened by this leap in evolution.


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Reflecting on Darwin

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ISBN : 1317069668
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Free Reflecting on Darwin PDF by Eckart Voigts Full Book and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-04-08 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Taking up the historical evolution of Darwin and his theories and the cultural responses they have inspired, Reflecting on Darwin poses the following questions: 'How are the apparatuses in the mid-nineteenth century and at the turn of the twenty-first century interconnected with bio-scientific paradigms in art, literature, culture and science?' 'How are naturalism, determinism and Darwinism - the eugenics of the nineteenth century and the genetic coding of the twentieth century - positioned, embodied and staged in various media configurations and media genres?' and 'How have particular media apparatuses formed, displaced or stabilized the various concepts of humankind in the framework of evolutionary theory?' Ranging from the early circulation of Darwin’s ideas to the present, this interdisciplinary collection pays particular attention to Darwin’s postmillennial reception. Beginning with an overview of the historical development of contemporary ecological and ethical fears, Reflecting on Darwin then turns to Darwin’s influence on contemporary media, neo-Victorian literature and culture, science fiction literature and film, and contemporary theory. In examining the plurality of ways in which Darwin has been rewritten and reappropriated, this unique volume both mirrors and inspects the complexity of recent debates in Victorian and neo-Victorian studies.


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ISBN : 0230271294
Pages : 2032 pages
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ISBN : 0230271286
Pages : 1856 pages
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ISBN : 0230271324
Pages : 2112 pages
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Download Free The Statesman's Yearbook 2004 PDF by B. Turner Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-12-27 with total page 2112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For one hundred and forty years, The Statesman's Yearbook has been relied upon to provide accurate and comprehensive information on the current political, economic and social status of every country in the world. The appointment of the new editor - only the seventh in the book's history - brought enhancements to the 1998-99 edition and these have been continued since then. The 2004 edition is fully updated and contains more information than ever before. A foldout colour section provides a political world map and flags for the one hundred and ninety two countries of the world. In an endlessly changing world, the annual publication of The Statesman's Yearbook gives all the information you need in one easily digestible single volume. It will save hours of research and cross-referencing between different sources, and it is an essential annual purchase.


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ISBN : 0230271332
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The Statesman's Yearbook 2010

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ISBN : 1349586323
Pages : 1608 pages
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Publisher : Indiana University Press
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ISBN : 0253004837
Pages : 210 pages
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ISBN : 1501343238
Pages : 344 pages
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