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A Terrible Thing to Lose: Zombie Science and Science Fiction in Jo...

By: Tedd Roberts

Description: This article describes the many reasons as to why fictional zombie writings shouldn't be eliminate from literature. It also goes through the history of zombies.

Excerpt: In contrast, the classic movie monster, Frankenstein, is basically a zombie, in that it is composed of cadaver parts and animated by a mad scientist, but lacks the modern concepts of hunting and feeding on humans. Consider, for example, the humorous zombies of Piers Anthony's Xanth series: The Zombie Master is a human sorcerer who reanimates corpses as servants. The corpses are constantly losing parts, and present no real danger to humans, but only one individua...

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Getting Guns Right

By: Michael Z. Williamson

Description: This article describes the history of firearms and how firearms have played it's role through history.

Excerpt: At its basic level, a firearm is a piston engine. A propellant is ignited and powers a projectile down a bore. Instead of working a crank, it is forced out in a chosen direction. The impact energy is simple to calculate, being only a matter of mass and velocity. The terminal effects of certain projectile designs on tissue are more complex, but plenty of data and tests exist, and modern computer models can predict the outcome quite well. Nor do most media stories...

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Fracking and the American Comeback

By: J. R. Dunn

Description: America has now developed fracking - extraction of oil for means of making money and oil prices here cheaper. This article explains the history of fracking and the strategy developed so it benefits our economy.

Excerpt: Hydraulic fracturing is accomplished by pumping fluids at extremely high pressure into shale beds. Fracturing fluids consisting of 90 percent water, 9.5 percent sand, and a pinch of various chemicals are mixed in a blender on site before being injected at pressures of over 9,000 pounds per square inch into a shale formation. The water breaks up the shale, the sand holds the fractures open, and added chemicals aid extraction. Guar, an organic gum, assists water i...

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Columbia's First Victims

By: Terry Burlison

Description: Nick Mullen along with three fellow astronauts were the first victims of the Columbia space shuttle. This article describes exactly what took place during the accident as the four astronauts were poisoned by gasses from the space shuttle and how they almost lost their lives.

Excerpt: At 9:15 a.m., when they reached the 130-foot level of the RSS, Bjornstad, Cole and Wolford logged in, walked across the access ramp to the shuttle, then climbed down the four-foot ladder to the platform outside door 50-1 of the orbiter. Their task was to inspect and “close out” equipment in the back of the vehicle, near the main engines. The access door had been replaced by a curtain to provide easier access. According to their timeline the aft GN2 purge was com...

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Dungeons and Dragons: the 40-year Quest for a Game That Breaks All...

By: Bob Kruger

Description: This article goes through the history of Dungeons and Dragons. It explains the creative background of the video game and Bob Kruger's opinion on the development of the game.

Excerpt: On the other hand, he said in the original Dungeon Master’s Guide that “hit points,” the measure of damage a character could sustain, represented a mix of skill, luck, and divine favor more than physical toughness. Whereas wounds like broken bones weren’t, as he put it, “the stuff of high fantasy,” both trichinosis and trichophobia apparently were.

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The Annual Register of World Events

By: Macadam, Ivison S. (Ivison Stevenson), 1894-1974

Bibliography: p. [vii]-x ; Includes index

Baptisteries ; Baptism ; Christian antiquities

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Elements of History, Ancient and Modern;

By: Worcester, J[oseph] E[merson], 1784-1865. [from Old Catalog]
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Nouveau dictionnaire historique, ou, Histoire abrégée de tous le...

By: Chaudon, L. M. (Louis Mayeul), 1737-1817; Chaudon, L. M. (Louis Mayeul), 1737-1817. Nouveau dictionnaire historique portatif; Delandine, F. A

; Vol. [13] has also special title: Tables chronologiques; Rev. ed. of: Nouveau dictionnaire historique portatif;

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Mitteilungen Des Instituts Für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung

By: Universität Wien. Institut Für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung

Description: Vols. 1-10, 1880-1889, in v. 10. (Includes index to Ergänzungsband 1-2); v. 11-20, 1890-1899, in v. 20 (Includes index to Ergänzungsband 3-5:2); v. 21-30, 1900-1909. 1 v. (Includes index to Ergänzungsband 5:3-8:1); v. 31-40, 1910-1925. 1 v. (Includes index to Ergänzungsband 8:2-10:1); v. 41-65, 1926-1957. 1 v. (Includes index to Ergänzungsband 10:2-17); v. 66-75, 1958-1967. 1 v. (Includes index to Ergänzungsband 18-21); v. 76-84, 1968-1976. 1 v. (Includes in...

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Dictionnaire Historique et Critique

By: Bayle, Pierre, 1647-1706; Beuchot, A. J. Q. (Adrien Jean Quentin), 1777-1851

Tome 1. A-AM -- t. 2. AN-AZ --t. 3. BA-BOR -- t. 4. BOS-CA -- t. 5. CE-DO -- t. 6. DR-F -- t. 7. G-HEM. -- t. 8. HEN-K -- t. 9. L -- t. 10. M -- t. 11. N-PEZ -- t. 12. PH-R -- t. 13. S -- t. 14. T-X -- t. 15. Z et Dissertations -- t. 16. Pr‚faces des ‚ditions pr‚c‚dentes, vie de Bayle, et table des matiŠres; 26; no Contents page%3B narrow margins

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The Annual Register of World Events

By: Macadam, Ivison S. (Ivison Stevenson), 1894-1974

Part first of A brief history of the Baptists.

Baptism ; Baptists ; Church history

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Nouveau dictionnaire historique, ou, Histoire abrégée de tous le...

By: Chaudon, L. M. (Louis Mayeul), 1737-1817; Chaudon, L. M. (Louis Mayeul), 1737-1817. Nouveau dictionnaire historique portatif; Delandine, F. A

; Vol. [13] has also special title: Tables chronologiques; Rev. ed. of: Nouveau dictionnaire historique portatif;

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The Annual Register of World Events

By: Macadam, Ivison S. (Ivison Stevenson), 1894-1974

International relations

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The Annual Register of World Events

By: Macadam, Ivison S. (Ivison Stevenson), 1894-1974

Includes pubisher's catalog

Baptism ; Baptism ; Baptists

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Historical Philosophy in France and French Belgium and Switzerland

By: Flint, Robert, 1838-1910
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The Annual Register of World Events

By: Macadam, Ivison S. (Ivison Stevenson), 1894-1974

Baptistes ; Baptists ; Film/Fiche is presented as orginally captured.

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Syllabus of a course of twelve lectures on history and historians

By: Stephens, Henry Morse, 1857-1919

Supplemental catalog subcollection information: American Libraries Collection; American University Library Collection

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Stars That Wonder, Are You Bright: Are Stars Conscious?

By: Dr. Greg Matloff

Description: The purpose of this article is, in part, to flesh out the concept of stellar consciousness as an alternative to Dark Matter and to present it to a wider audience. This article also discusses some of the observational and experimental approaches suggested by responders to the Centauri-Dreams blog to verify or falsify the hypothesis. This article also examines some observations reported after the blog was published and before the JBIS article was published tha...

Excerpt: According to the Big Bang theory, a vacuum fluctuation in a tiny volume became stabilized in some fashion about 13.7 billion years ago, resulting in our universe. The dynamic vacuum is therefore the ultimate free lunch and could be considered the most creative agency in the universe.

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Ice-Pack and Tundra : An Account of the Search for the Jeannette a...

By: Gilder, William Henry, 1838-1900

Law ; Law ; Judges ; Lawyers ; Judges ; Lawyers

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Epitome of Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern History

By: Tillinghast, William H. (William Hopkins), 1854-1913, Ed. and Tr
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