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For Laika

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Editor: arsenal pulp press
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By two of the co-authors of the acclaimed children’s book From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea: the moving beautifully told story of Laika, the dog who learned the names of the stars. Laika is an orphaned stray dog who lives in the streets of Moscow in the then Soviet Union. Although she is loved by her pack, Laika longs one day to learn the names of the stars, since she knows that all dogs become stars when they die—including her parents. One day, a Russian scientist named Vlad offers Laika the chance to travel to the stars by helping him with an important experiment, an event that will change the entire world. Part fable, part dog story, part history lesson, young and older readers alike will find themselves captivated by Laika’s brave and loving heart, and by her story, which holds important lessons about world peace, science, and the deep bonds between humans and every other creature with whom we share the planet. Ages 3 to 8.

Laika's Void

Laika's Void Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ithaka O.
Editor: Imaginarium Kim
ISBN: 1637930941
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Previously published as 'Laika's Void' by Noct Moll. ✋ 🌑 ☀️ The loving hug. The gentle touch. The tender pat. They sound nice, for those who don't kill or get killed. Laika is nine years old and her hands have never touched anything. "Touched," as in felt the friction, heat, or coolness of another person or object. Because, you see, her hands make matter vanish. It only takes less than a second. Way before she feels a thing, that which is touched disappears, poof. Even the milk cartons that the nuns install around her wrists to serve as shields. Even the air molecules that her fingers brush against. And sometimes, yes, even living organisms. Laika might be the loneliest girl on Earth. She lives with the void.

Laika's Window

Laika's Window Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kurt Caswell
Editor: Trinity University Press
ISBN: 1595348638
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Laika began her life as a stray dog on the streets of Moscow and died in 1957 aboard the Soviet satellite Sputnik II. Initially the USSR reported that Laika, the first animal to orbit the earth, had survived in space for seven days, providing valuable data that would make future manned space flight possible. People believed that Laika died a painless death as her oxygen ran out. Only in recent decades has the real story become public: Laika died after only a few hours in orbit when her capsule overheated. Laika’s Window positions Laika as a long overdue hero for leading the way to human space exploration. Kurt Caswell examines Laika’s life and death and the speculation surrounding both. Profiling the scientists behind Sputnik II, he studies the political climate driven by the Cold War and the Space Race that expedited the satellite’s development. Through this intimate portrait of Laika, we begin to understand what the dog experienced in the days and hours before the launch, what she likely experienced during her last moments, and what her flight means to history and to humanity. While a few of the other space dog flights rival Laika’s in endurance and technological advancements, Caswell argues that Laika’s flight serves as a tipping point in space exploration “beyond which the dream of exploring nearby and distant planets opened into a kind of fever from which humanity has never recovered.” Examining the depth of human empathy—what we are willing to risk and sacrifice in the name of scientific achievement and our exploration of the cosmos, and how politics and marketing can influence it—Laika’s Windowis also about our search to overcome loneliness and the role animals play in our drive to look far beyond the earth for answers.


Laika Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kate Kort
Editor: Brick Mantel Books
ISBN: 1941799507
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Laika is a finalist in the Best Book Awards for Literary Fiction and the Next Generation Indie Book Awards for Young New Adult and Second Novel. You feel watched. It's nothing new, but the feeling is amplified when the streets are busy. That hum in your head is now a buzz. Laika desperately wishes for a new life. At fourteen, she’s hardened and independent, living on the streets of Southern California. She’s finally free of her volatile home but yearns for true stability. As Graham, a waiter at a local Russian restaurant, watches Laika steal and struggle to survive, he sees there is something else going on. Something dangerous. An insidious disease that gnaws at her mind and drags her deeper into a world of chaos and delusion. Laika brings to light the often-shrouded world of paranoid schizophrenia. It also examines the socially stigmatized issues of homelessness, addiction, and PTSD, in the hopes of fostering greater awareness and compassion.


Laika Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nick Abadzis
Editor: First Second
ISBN: 1466817429
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Laika by Nick Abadzis Summary

Laika was the abandoned puppy destined to become Earth's first space traveler. This is her journey. Nick Abadzis masterfully blends fiction and fact in the intertwined stories of three compelling lives. Along with Laika, there is Korolev, once a political prisoner, now a driven engineer at the top of the Soviet space program, and Yelena, the lab technician responsible for Laika's health and life. This intense triangle is rendered with the pitch-perfect emotionality of classics like Because of Winn Dixie, Shiloh, and Old Yeller. Abadzis gives life to a pivotal moment in modern history, casting light on the hidden moments of deep humanity behind history. Laika's story will speak straight to your heart. Laika is the winner of the 2008 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Teens and an Eisner Award nominee for Best Reality-Based Work.

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea

From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kai Cheng Thom,Kai Yun Ching
Editor: arsenal pulp press
ISBN: 1551527111
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From the Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea by Kai Cheng Thom,Kai Yun Ching Summary

In the magical time between night and day, when both the sun and the moon are in the sky, a child is born in a little blue house on a hill. And Miu Lan is not just any child, but one who can change into any shape they can imagine. The only problem is they can't decide what to be: A boy or a girl? A bird or a fish? A flower or a shooting star? At school, though, they must endure inquisitive looks and difficult questions from the other children, and they have trouble finding friends who will accept them for who they are. But they find comfort in the loving arms of their mother, who always offers them the same loving refrain: "whatever you dream of / i believe you can be / from the stars in the sky to the fish in the sea." In this captivating, beautifully imagined picture book about gender, identity, and the acceptance of the differences between us, Miu Lan faces many questions about who they are and who they may be. But one thing's for sure: no matter what this child becomes, their mother will love them just the same. Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performance artist, and psychotherapist in Toronto. Her first poetry book, a Place Called No Homeland, was published in 2017. Kai Yun Ching is a community-based organizer, educator, and illustrator in Montreal. Wai-Yant Li is a ceramics artist and illustrator in Montreal.


Wildwood Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Colin Meloy
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062093533
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For fans of the Chronicles of Narnia comes the first book in the Wildwood Chronicles, the New York Times bestselling fantasy adventure series by Colin Meloy, lead singer of the Decemberists, and Carson Ellis, acclaimed illustrator of The Mysterious Benedict Society. Wildwood captivates readers with the wonder and thrill of a secret world within the landscape of a modern city. It feels at once firmly steeped in the classics of children's literature and completely fresh. The story is told from multiple points of view, and the book features more than eighty illustrations, including six full-color plates, making this an absolutely gorgeous object. In Wildwood, Prue and her friend Curtis uncover a secret world in the midst of violent upheaval—a world full of warring creatures, peaceable mystics, and powerful figures with the darkest intentions. And what begins as a rescue mission becomes something much greater as the two friends find themselves entwined in a struggle for the very freedom of this wilderness. A wilderness the locals call Wildwood. The bestselling trilogy from Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis consists of Wildwood, Under Wildwood, and Wildwood Imperium.

Dog Star

Dog Star Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Megan Shepherd
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
ISBN: 0374314594
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Based on an incredible true story, Carnegie Medal nominee and New York Times–bestselling author Megan Shepherd crafts a harrowing, propulsive girl-and-her-dog tale that will linger in your heart long after the last page. Laika is a Cold Dog, a stray pup fighting for her life on the streets of Moscow. Then, one winter night, she is plucked from her alley to become a starflyer, a dog trained to travel into space. Distrustful of people, Laika tries to do everything she can to escape. That is, until she meets Nina. Nina is a Cold Girl, lonely and full of questions. Her best friend has moved to America in a rush, leaving Nina to face the school bullies all by herself. Plus, her father’s work as a scientist in the Soviet Space Program grows more secretive by the day. When the two meet in her father’s laboratory, their growing bond slowly warms the chill that has settled in each other’s hearts. As the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union grows fierce, Laika and Nina uncover shocking secrets and hard truths that will test their friendship. How will they find the courage to chase their dreams all the way to the stars?

ParaNorman: Attack of the Pilgrim Zombies!

ParaNorman: Attack of the Pilgrim Zombies! Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Annie Auerbach
Editor: LB Kids
ISBN: 0316209856
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ParaNorman: Attack of the Pilgrim Zombies! by Annie Auerbach Summary

Norman can see and talk to ghosts. No one believes him, of course-everyone just thinks he's weird (including his parents). So when pilgrim zombies attack the town, it's all up to Norman to save the day!

The Art of Kubo and the Two Strings

The Art of Kubo and the Two Strings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Emily Haynes
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452157014
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The Art of Kubo and the Two Strings by Emily Haynes Summary

From LAIKA, the Academy Award®-nominated studio behind Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls, comes a new adventure set in a mythical ancient Japan. In Kubo and the Two Strings, scruffy, kind-hearted Kubo cares devotedly for his mother while eking out a humble living in their sleepy shoreside village. But when a spirit from the past appears, Kubo suddenly finds himself entwined in a violent struggle against gods and monsters. This fully illustrated book offers a behind-the-scenes view of the amazingly detailed artwork and unique stop-motion animation style involved in the film's creation.

Lucy and the Rocket Dog

Lucy and the Rocket Dog Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Will Buckingham
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0399554343
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Lucy and the Rocket Dog by Will Buckingham Summary

The unforgettable story of the bond between a budding scientist and her beloved dog, perfect for fans of A Wrinkle in Time and See You In the Cosmos. Lucy loves space. She loves to gaze up at the stars and bask in space’s bigness and its here, there, and everywhereness. She loves it so much that she built a rocket ship in her backyard, hoping that one day she can use it to explore space herself. The ship is just Prototype I, though, so it’s not ready to carry anyone into orbit yet. Or so she thinks. Laika doesn’t give much thought to space—she is a dog, after all. The thing that Laika loves the most is Lucy. She loves Lucy so much that, one evening, she wanders into Prototype I looking for her—and is promptly launched into space. While Laika takes off on an intergalactic adventure, Lucy begins a lifelong scientific quest to bring her dog home. Told from the two friends’ alternating perspectives and, in turns, heartbreaking and hilarious, this tale will win over anyone who has ever loved a pet, or who has looked at the stars and wondered just what might be going on in the here, there, and everywhereness. A Library Information Technology Association Excellence in Children’s & Young Adult Science Fiction Notable Book “I wish I had this book when I was a kid! It brings you on a fun adventure through the universe and sneaks in some fascinating science along the way.”—Emily Calandrelli, Correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World "Reminiscent of Roald Dahl's style . . . . For those who might enjoy a dog book, a science book, or just a good story."--Kirkus "Readers who have ever loved a dog and tinkerers who dream of leaving the prototype stage of design will enjoy this tale of friendship and improbable interstellar canine time-bending."--SLJ

The Art of The Boxtrolls

The Art of The Boxtrolls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philip Brotherton
Editor: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452142998
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The Art of The Boxtrolls by Philip Brotherton Summary

LAIKA, the studio behind the hit films Coraline and ParaNorman, introduces audiences to a new breed of family: the Boxtrolls, a community of quirky, mischievous creatures who have lovingly raised an orphaned human boy named Eggs in the amazing cavernous home they've built beneath the streets of Cheesebridge. When the town's villain, Archibald Snatcher, comes up with a plot to get rid of the Boxtrolls, Eggs decides to venture above ground where he meets and teams up with fabulously feisty Winnie to devise a daring plan to save Eggs' family. The Art of The Boxtrolls features the amazingly detailed artwork that went into this film's creation, including character sketches, puppets, textiles, set dressing, and 3-D printed facial models, alongside the story of the film's development.

An Introduction to Animals and Visual Culture

An Introduction to Animals and Visual Culture Pdf/ePub eBook Author: R. Malamud
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137009845
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An Introduction to Animals and Visual Culture by R. Malamud Summary

A fascinating exploration of the way in which animals are 'framed' - contextualized, decontextualized - in contemporary visual culture. Written in a highly engaging style, this book challenges the field, dealing with some highly controversial aspects of animal exploitation and boldly examines material that is seldom discussed within animal studies.

Laikos - Ny Olona Laika sy ny Asa Fanompoana

Laikos - Ny Olona Laika sy ny Asa Fanompoana Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dag Heward-Mills
Editor: Dag Heward-Mills
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Laikos - Ny Olona Laika sy ny Asa Fanompoana by Dag Heward-Mills Summary

Ny dikan’ilay teny Grika hoe LAIKOS dia “Tsy fananana fahiza-manao”. Nampianatra antsika hatrany hatrany ny tantara fa zavatra lehibe maro no vitan’ ireo olona “tsy manana fahaiza-manao”. Mianara, amin’ ny alalan’ ity boky miavaka nosoratan’ I Dag Heward –Mills ity, ny zava-miseho rehefa tsy misy olon-tsotra miasa ao am-piangonana;ny fomba fizarana ny zioga miaraka amin’ ny olona laika sy ny antony tsy maintsy iadintsika hiarovana ny ministera laika.

Voyage of the Dogs

Voyage of the Dogs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Greg van Eekhout
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 006268602X
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Voyage of the Dogs by Greg van Eekhout Summary

Dogs in space! Share this book with middle graders who enjoy stories about dogs, space adventures, or action adventure stories—or all three! Perfect for fans of Homeward Bound and Woof. Lopside is a Barkonaut, a specially trained dog who assists human astronauts on missions in space. He and the crew aboard the spaceship Laika are en route to set up an outpost on a distant planet. When the mission takes a disastrous turn, the Barkonauts on board suddenly find themselves completely alone on their severely damaged ship. Survival seems impossible. But these dogs are Barkonauts—and Barkonauts always complete their mission. SOS. Ship damaged. Human crew missing. We are the dogs. We are alone.

The Last American Hero

The Last American Hero Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alice L. George
Editor: Chicago Review Press
ISBN: 1641602163
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The Last American Hero by Alice L. George Summary

On February 20, 1962, John Glenn became a national star. That morning at Cape Canaveral, a small-town boy from Ohio took his place atop a rocket and soared into orbit to score a victory in the heavily contested Cold War. The television images were blurry black-and-white phantoms. The cameras shook as the rocket moved, but by the end of the day, one thing was clear: a new hero rode that rocket and became the center of the world's attention for the four hours and fifty-five minutes of his flight. He became celebrated in all corners of the world as not just the first American to orbit the Earth, but as the first space traveler to take the human race with him. From that day forward, Glenn restively wore the hero label. Wherever he went, people knew his name and what he had done. Refusing to let that dramatic day define his life, he went on to become a four-term US senator—and returned to space at the age of seventy-seven. The Last American Hero examines the many layers that formed the man and unravels the reasons for his singular role. He was a creation of the media, in some ways, but he was also a product of the Cold War. Not even Glenn himself seemed to fully understand his celebrity. He was a war hero, a two-time astronaut, a veteran senator, a devoted husband, a father, and much more. At a time when increasingly cynical Americans need heroes, his aura burns brightly in American memory.

Animals in Space

Animals in Space Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Colin Burgess,Chris Dubbs
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387496785
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Animals in Space by Colin Burgess,Chris Dubbs Summary

This book is as a detailed, but highly readable and balanced account of the history of animal space flights carried out by all nations, but principally the United States and the Soviet Union. It explores the ways in which animal high-altitude and space flight research impacted on space flight biomedicine and technology, and how the results - both successful and disappointing - allowed human beings to then undertake that same hazardous journey with far greater understanding and confidence. This complete and authoritative book will undoubtedly become the ultimate authority on animal space flights.


ParaNorman Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Cody Kimmel
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 031620983X
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In a quaint New England town with a history of witches and pilgrims, misunderstood eleven-year-old Norman Babcock can see and talk to ghosts. No one believes him, of course-everyone just thinks he's weird (including his parents). But when a folktale of a witch who cursed her accusers turns out to be true, it's up to Norman to save the town from pilgrim zombies! He'll also have to take on a very angry witch, an annoying sidekick, his boy-crazy teenage sister, and dozens of moronic grown-ups who get in his way. This young ghoul whisperer finds his paranormal talents pushed to their otherworldly limits in this hilarious and spooky adventure! Featuring gorgeous black-and-white interior illustrations and a story beyond what you'll see in the film, this novel is sure to delight!

Los viajes de Laika

Los viajes de Laika Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Antonio Ortuño
Editor: Océano Travesía
ISBN: 6075573216
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Laika era una perrita de pueblo hasta que decidió ir a la ciudad a buscar a su papá. Y ése fue sólo el primero de los muchos viajes que la llevaron de Cocula al Grunewald.


Storyboarding Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Steven Price,Chris Pallant
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137027606
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Storyboarding by Steven Price,Chris Pallant Summary

This study provides the first book-length critical history of storyboarding, from the birth of cinema to the present day and beyond. It discusses the role of storyboarding in key films including Gone with the Wind , Psycho and The Empire Strikes Back , and is illustrated with a wide range of images.


Primordial Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeff Lemire
Editor: Image Comics
ISBN: 1534324461
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Primordial by Jeff Lemire Summary

Mind-bending sci-fi and Cold War thriller collide in this 6-issue series by the bestselling, Eisner-winning creative team behind GIDEON FALLS! In 1957, the USSR made history by launching a dog named Laika into Earth’s orbit. Two years later, the USA responded with two monkeys, Able and Baker. These animals never returned. But unbeknownst to everyone, they did not die in orbit…they were taken. And now they are coming home. Collects PRIMORDIAL #1-6 Select praise for PRIMORDIAL: “…Ambitious and innovative comics storytelling…” — “Has plenty to offer to fans of American history, science fiction, and good storytelling.” —Comic Book Resources “All in all, sci-fi fans, LEMIRE fans, SORRENTINO fans, Image fans, this is a must buy.” —Black Nerd Problems “A classic Cold War thriller in the making. But it’s also far more ambitious than that, with a sci-fi storyline at its heart and visuals evoking 2001: A Space Odyssey… Part John le Carré and another part Arthur C. Clarke.” — “For a creative team this brilliant, it really means something to say that they are at the top of their game. But sure enough…some of their best work!” —Monkeys Fighting Robots

Laika Ceļotāji

Laika Ceļotāji Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Harold Lerch
Editor: Word to the World Ministries
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Laika Ceļotāji by Harold Lerch Summary

Pusaudžu piedzīvojumu meklētāji ceļo pa vēsturi un mācās Bībeles patiesības!


Goblins Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philip Reeve
Editor: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 054582978X
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Goblins by Philip Reeve Summary

From the renowned author of Here Lies Arthur and No Such Thing As Dragons, the adventures of a goblin outcast who must save his world from the rise of a dangerous dark magic... Welcome to a wild world of magical creatures and heroic adventure! The squabbling goblins that live in the great towers of Clovenstone spend their time fighting and looting. Only clever young Skarper (who happens to be in exile) understands that dark magic created by a vanquished sorcerer is rising again. With the help of a wannabe-hero, a middle-aged princess, and a few bumbling wizards, Skarper must fight to save their world.

Primordial #2 (of 6)

Primordial #2 (of 6) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeff Lemire
Editor: Image Comics
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Primordial #2 (of 6) by Jeff Lemire Summary

The thrilling new series from JEFF LEMIRE and ANDREA SORRENTINO, the award-winning creative team behind GIDEON FALLS, continues! As LaikaÕs mission strays far from the launch plan, the origins of her involvement are illuminated. Back on Earth, Dr. Pembrook attempts to uncover the truth in West Berlin.

I Hope We Choose Love

I Hope We Choose Love Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kai Cheng Thom
Editor: arsenal pulp press
ISBN: 1551527766
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I Hope We Choose Love by Kai Cheng Thom Summary

What can we hope for at the end of the world? What can we trust in when community has broken our hearts? What would it mean to pursue justice without violence? How can we love in the absence of faith? In a heartbreaking yet hopeful collection of personal essays and prose poems, blending the confessional, political, and literary, Kai Cheng Thom dives deep into the questions that haunt social movements today. With the author’s characteristic eloquence and honesty, I Hope We Choose Love proposes heartfelt solutions on the topics of violence, complicity, family, vengeance, and forgiveness. Taking its cues from contemporary thought leaders in the transformative justice movement such as adrienne maree brown and Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, this provocative book is a call for nuance in a time of political polarization, for healing in a time of justice, and for love in an apocalypse.

To See What We Can See

To See What We Can See Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hilary Franey
Editor: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1098080084
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To See What We Can See by Hilary Franey Summary

Steve, Laika, and Raoul-a threesome you won't soon forget. They each are just too clever for their own good. Steve, an orange fluffball of a cat, is the youngest and naturally most curious of the bunch. Laika is an older gentleman, a gorgeous silvery husky that seems to possess the wisdom of Solomon when it comes to sound thinking. And then there's Raoul. What can one say about a smart-aleck parrot decked out in brilliant green plumage? But he's even wiser than Laika where longevity and experience are needed to get the motley crew through some harrowing scrapes that they call adventures. Their owners are caught unaware when Raoul comes into their lives and seems to have full communication with their dog and cat. Of course that's not possible, they tell themselves, but soon discover that all things are possible with their wildly clever pets! And with God...

Let's Talk about Death (over Dinner)

Let's Talk about Death (over Dinner) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Hebb
Editor: Da Capo Lifelong Books
ISBN: 0738235318
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Let's Talk about Death (over Dinner) by Michael Hebb Summary

For readers of Being Mortal and When Breath Becomes Air, the acclaimed founder of Death over Dinner offers a practical, inspiring guide to life's most difficult yet important conversation. Of the many critical conversations we will all have throughout our lifetime, few are as important as the ones discussing death—and not just the practical considerations, such as DNRs and wills, but what we fear, what we hope, and how we want to be remembered. Yet few of these conversations are actually happening. Inspired by his experience with his own father and countless stories from others who regret not having these conversations, Michael Hebb cofounded Death Over Dinner—an organization that encourages people to pull up a chair, break bread, and really talk about the one thing we all have in common. Death Over Dinner has been one of the most effective end-of-life awareness campaigns to date; in just three years, it has provided the framework and inspiration for more than a hundred thousand dinners focused on having these end-of-life conversations. As Arianna Huffington said, "We are such a fast-food culture, I love the idea of making the dinner last for hours. These are the conversations that will help us to evolve." Let's Talk About Death (over Dinner) offers keen practical advice on how to have these same conversations—not just at the dinner table, but anywhere. There's no one right way to talk about death, but Hebb shares time—and dinner—tested prompts to use as conversation starters, ranging from the spiritual to the practical, from analytical to downright funny and surprising. By transforming the most difficult conversations into an opportunity, they become celebratory and meaningful—ways that not only can change the way we die, but the way we live.

Beastly Natures

Beastly Natures Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dorothee Brantz
Editor: University of Virginia Press
ISBN: 0813929954
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Beastly Natures by Dorothee Brantz Summary

Although the animal may be, as Nietzsche argued, ahistorical, living completely in the present, it nonetheless plays a crucial role in human history. The fascination with animals that leads not only to a desire to observe and even live alongside them, but to capture or kill them, is found in all civilizations. The essays collected in Beastly Natures show how animals have been brought into human culture, literally helping to build our societies (as domesticated animals have done) or contributing, often in problematic ways, to our concept of the wild. The book begins with a group of essays that approach the historical relevance of human-animal relations seen from the perspectives of various disciplines and suggest ways in which animals might be brought into formal studies of history. Differences in species and location can greatly affect the shape of human-animal interaction, and so the essays that follow address a wide spectrum of topics, including the demanding fate of the working horse, the complex image of the American alligator (at turns a dangerous predator and a tourist attraction), the zoo gardens of Victorian England, the iconography of the rhinoceros and the preference it reveals in society for myth over science, relations between humans and wolves in Europe, and what we can learn from society’s enthusiasm for "political" animals, such as the pets of the American presidents and the Soviet Union’s "space dogs." Taken together, these essays suggest new ways of looking not only at animals but at human history. Contributors Mark V. Barrow Jr., Virginia Tech * Peter Edwards, Roehampton University * Kelly Enright, Rutgers University * Oliver Hochadel, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona * Uwe Lübken, Rachel Carson Center, Munich * Garry Marvin, Roehampton University * Clay McShane, Northeastern University * Amy Nelson, Virginia Tech * Susan Pearson, Northwestern University * Helena Pycior, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee * Harriet Ritvo, Massachusetts Institute of Technology * Nigel Rothfels, University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee * Joel A. Tarr, Carnegie Mellon University * Mary Weismantel, Northwestern University

This Is My Real Name

This Is My Real Name Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cid V Brunet
Editor: arsenal pulp press
ISBN: 1551528592
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This Is My Real Name by Cid V Brunet Summary

This Is My Real Name is the memoir of Cid V Brunet, who spent ten years (using the name Michelle) working as a dancer at strip clubs. From her very first lapdance in a small-town bar to working at high-end clubs, Michelle learns she must follow the unspoken rules that will allow her to succeed in the competitive industry. Along the way, she and her coworkers encounter compelling clients and unreasonable bosses and navigate their own relationships to drugs and alcohol. Michelle and her friends rely on each other’s camaraderie and strength in an industry that can be both toxic and deeply rewarding. Deeply personal, This Is My Real Name demystifies stripping as a career with great respect and candor, while at the same time exploring the complex, sex-positive reationships (queer and otherwise) that make it meaningful.

The Wim Hof Method

The Wim Hof Method Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Wim Hof
Editor: Sounds True
ISBN: 1683644107
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The only definitive book authored by Wim Hof on his powerful method for realizing our physical and spiritual potential. “This method is very simple, very accessible, and endorsed by science. Anybody can do it, and there is no dogma, only acceptance. Only freedom.” —Wim Hof Wim Hof has a message for each of us: “You can literally do the impossible. You can overcome disease, improve your mental health and physical performance, and even control your physiology so you can thrive in any stressful situation.” With The Wim Hof Method, this trailblazer of human potential shares a method that anyone can use—young or old, sick or healthy—to supercharge their capacity for strength, vitality, and happiness. Wim has become known as “The Iceman” for his astounding physical feats, such as spending hours in freezing water and running barefoot marathons over deserts and ice fields. Yet his most remarkable achievement is not any record-breaking performance—it is the creation of a method that thousands of people have used to transform their lives. In his gripping and passionate style, Wim shares his method and his story, including: • Breath—Wim’s unique practices to change your body chemistry, infuse yourself with energy, and focus your mind • Cold—Safe, controlled, shock-free practices for using cold exposure to enhance your cardiovascular system and awaken your body’s untapped strength • Mindset—Build your willpower, inner clarity, sensory awareness, and innate joyfulness in the miracle of living • Science—How users of this method have redefined what is medically possible in study after study • Health—True stories and testimonials from people using the method to overcome disease and chronic illness • Performance—Increase your endurance, improve recovery time, up your mental game, and more • Wim’s Story—Follow Wim’s inspiring personal journey of discovery, tragedy, and triumph • Spiritual Awakening—How breath, cold, and mindset can reveal the beauty of your soul Wim Hof is a man on a mission: to transform the way we live by reminding us of our true power and purpose. “This is how we will change the world, one soul at a time,” Wim says. “We alter the collective consciousness by awakening to our own boundless potential. We are limited only by the depth of our imagination and the strength of our conviction.” If you’re ready to explore and exceed the limits of your own potential, The Wim Hof Method is waiting for you.

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary Roach
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“America’s funniest science writer” (Washington Post) explores the irresistibly strange universe of life without gravity in this New York Times bestseller. The best-selling author of Stiff and Bonk explores the irresistibly strange universe of space travel and life without gravity. From the Space Shuttle training toilet to a crash test of NASA’s new space capsule, Mary Roach takes us on the surreally entertaining trip into the science of life in space and space on Earth.

Essential 18000 Medical Words Dictionary In English-Latvian

Essential 18000 Medical Words Dictionary In English-Latvian Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Nam H Nguyen
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a great resource anywhere you go; it is an easy tool that has just the words you want and need! The entire dictionary is an alphabetical list of medical words with definitions. This eBook is an easy-to-understand guide to medical terms for anyone anyways at any time. The content of this eBook is only to be used for informational purposes. lielisks resurss visur, kur iet; tas ir vienkāršs instruments, kuram ir tikai vārdi, kurus vēlaties un vajag! Visa vārdnīca ir alfabētiskais medicīnisko vārdu saraksts ar definīcijām. Šī eBook ir viegli saprotama rokasgrāmata par medicīniskajiem noteikumiem ikvienam jebkurā laikā jebkurā laikā. Šīs e-grāmatas saturs ir paredzēts tikai informatīviem nolūkiem.

Treaty Series 2301

Treaty Series 2301 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: United Nations Office of Legal Affairs
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In accordance with Article 102 of the Charter and the relevant General Assembly Resolutions, every treaty and international agreement registered or filed and recorded with the Secretariat since 1946 is published in the United Nations Treaty Series. At present, the collection includes about 30,000 treaties reproduced in their authentic languages, together with translations into English and French, as necessary. The Treaty Series, where treaties are published in the chronological order of registration, also provides details about their subsequent history (i.e., participation in a treaty, reservations, amendments, termination, etc.). Comprehensive Indices covering 50-volume-lots are published separately. A Standing Order service is available for the Series and out-of-print volumes are available on microfiche.

The Great Rocket Robbery: World Book Day 2019

The Great Rocket Robbery: World Book Day 2019 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frank Cottrell-Boyce
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Laika and her fellow street dogs are being trained up for the greatest adventure in history – a trip to the moon! But Laika can't wait to see the stars – so she hatches a plan with her friends to get her there all on her own . . . Join Laika and friends in The Great Rocket Robbery by Carnegie Medal-winning author Frank Cottrell-Boyce, illustrated by Steven Lenton – final destination: adventure!

Primordial #3 (of 6)

Primordial #3 (of 6) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeff Lemire
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Laika encounters Baker and Able as she tries to find her way home. But where is she? Back on Earth, Yelena and Pembrook dig for answers on Laika’s location, but the K.G.B. wants that information to stay buried at any cost.

Better Times

Better Times Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sara Batkie
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Winner of the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, the stories in Better Times focus on what's happening in places people don't think to look. Women, sometimes displaced, often lonely, are at the heart of these stories. In Better Times Sara Batkie focuses on the moments in women's lives when the wider world is wrapped up in other matters: a father and daughter, separated by time and an ocean, dreaming of each other; a girl in a home for "troubled women" imagining the journey of the first dog in space; a phantom breast returning to haunt a woman after her mastectomy; a young woman giving birth to a litter of eggs. Such are the ordinary women weathering extraordinary circumstances in Better Times. Divided into three sections covering the recent past, our current era, and the world to come, the stories gathered here--with characters stymied by loneliness, motherhood, illness, even cataclysmic climate change--interrogate the idea that so-called better times ever existed, particularly for women.

Hetzjagd im All

Hetzjagd im All Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Alfred Bekker
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Die Galaxis im vierten Jahrtausend: Dak Morley auf der Flucht vor einem mörderischen Computer-Virus, der ihn bis ans Ende des bekannten Universums hetzt. Eine actiongeladenes Abenteuer. "Ich warf mich zu Boden, rollte mich herum, während der Laserstrahl aus der Waffe meines Gegners dicht an mir vorbeizischte. Dort wo er aufkam, brannte er ein faustgroßes Loch in den Stein. Ein eigenartiger Geruch stieg mir in die Nase. Ich riß meinen Strahler hoch, feuerte und traf meinen Gegner mitten in die Brust -- sofern man das so bezeichnen mochte. Es handelte sich bei meinem Gegner nämlich um einen vierarmigen, etwa zwei Meter fünfzig großen Sampor, dessen Haut so hitzebeständig war, daß ich meinen Strahler auf die höchste Energiesstufe hatte einstellen müssen, um bei ihm überhaupt eine Wirkung zu erzielen. Ich brannte ihm ein Loch in das dunkelgrüne, tunikaartige Gewand, das er trug. Darunter kam die schuppig wirkende Haut (oder sollte man Panzer dazu sagen?) zum Vorschein. Die Energie meines Schusses schleuderte den Sampor gegen die grauweiße Wand einer nahen Ruine. Er rutschte zu Boden. In drei seiner vier prankenartigen Hände trug er Waffen. Einen Strahler, einen Nadler und eine Big-Bang-Gun genannte Pistole. Sie war in der Lage Explosionsgeschosse abzufeuern konnte, die ihr Ziel selbständig verfolgten. Die Sampor standen im Ruf, die besten Soldaten der Galaxis zu sein. Sie waren aus genetischen Experimenten auf dem Planeten Cartax hervorgegangene Klone. Der zynische Geist, der das Patent ihres Gen-Musters besaß, mußte sich inzwischen daran dumm und dreckig verdient haben. Ich verzog das Gesicht. Wer hätte das gedacht, du kannst es sogar mit Sampor aufnehmen! ging es mir durch den Kopf. Mein Gegner bewegte sich noch - trotz des daumendicken Lochs, daß ich ihm in seine Panzerhaut gebrannt hatte. Zwei seiner Waffenarme hingen schlapp herunter, schienen ihm nicht mehr zu gehorchen. Der Strahler war ihm entfallen. Eine weitere Pranke drückte er gegen die Stelle, an der ich ihn getroffen hatte. Sein schuppiges Gesicht war kaum mehr als eine Maske. Die Augen am Kopf wirkten starr. Es gab ein weiteres, geschlossenes Augenpaar am Hals, das zu einer zweiten Gehirnsektion im oberen Brustbereich gehörte. Diese zweite Gehirnsektion konnte im Fall eines Kopftreffers die Aufgaben des Haupthirns übernehmen. Perfekte Söldner. Wahrscheinlich hatte mein Treffer dieses Zweithirn zerstört oder zumindest stark in Mitleidenschaft gezogen. Ich beschloß, auf Nummer sicher zu gehen, hob den Strahler und brannte meinem Gegner auch noch ein Loch in den Kopf. Genau zwischen die Augen. Delete High Memory, so hätte das vielleicht ein antiker Meister der Programmierkunst in gleichermaßen schlichte wie wie ergreifende Prosa gebracht. Oder auch: Central Processor Unit Error. Ich habe ein Faible für ausgestorbene irdische Sprachen und dieses ganze uralte Zeug, daß man in antiken, schon halbentmagnetisierten Datenspeichern so finden kann. Der Sampor zuckte noch einmal. Seine letzte Bewegung. Unglücklicherweise löste er damit einen Schuß der Big-Bang-Gun aus." Anmerkung: Der Text des Buches folgt den Regeln der alten Rechtschreibung.

101 Facts You Didn't Know About Space

101 Facts You Didn't Know About Space Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mark S. Thompson
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The author of A Space Traveller’s Guide to the Solar System shares 101 fascinatingly fun facts sure to change how you see outer space—and Earth. Did you know a compost heap generates as much energy as the Sun? Or that dung beetles use the Milky Way to navigate? Maybe you have not been into space but if you have then you will know that astronauts have feet as soft as babies! 101 Facts You Didn't Know About Space takes you on a wild journey around the Universe bringing you facts galore. Whether you are a space enthusiast or a newcomer you will find plenty of facts in here to keep you amused and entertained. “A good read, and there’s something for all levels of space enthusiast, from young adults to more experienced readers.” —BBC Sky at Night (UK) “Everything is explained brilliantly, the illustrations are inspirational and truly breathtaking, and, if you ask me, this is the way science should be taught in schools . . . . With this excellent book, we will at least be prepared for what we find when we eventually do break free of our solar system and find our destiny in the stars! Exceptional!” —Books Monthly

I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level

I've Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kisetsu Morita
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When you're level 99, finding time to relax can be the hardest part... After I died from overwork in my previous life, I decided keeping a good work-life balance in this one would be my top priority. I've been a lot busier ever since word got out that I'm level 99, but my world has also been getting bigger. Beelzebub is the most reliable demon I've ever met, Falfa and Shalsha are as adorable as can be, Laika is the best apprentice anyone could ask for, and Halkara is...well, Halkara is doing her best. Whether it's hosting a café, fighting ghosts in a factory, or even meeting a demon king, there's nothing we can't handle together! Still, what I'd rather be doing the most is enjoying my downtime. And I'm not about to forget the importance of taking life one step at a time!

Space Dogs

Space Dogs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Justin Ball,Evan Croker
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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It all begins with Laika, the first dog in space. Launched into orbit by the Soviet Union, Laika’s craft is accidentally sucked through a wormhole and onto the Planet Gersbach, inhabited by highly intelligent but very tiny people. When a mysterious disturbance of gravity (D.O.G.) threatens to destroy Gersbach, Commanders Belka and Strelka are just the men to seek and destroy the source of D.O.G. Their vehicle: A highly sophisticated craft that looks exactly like a terrier. Blending in with the locals on earth should be no problem. And with the help of the Buckleys, a lovable Earth family with problems of their own, the mission to save their planet may still prevail.

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