The Descartes Highlands

The Descartes Highlands Author Eric Gamalinda
ISBN-10 9781617753244
Release 2014-10-13
Pages 300
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One of the Philippine Daily Inquirer's Top 10 Books of 2014 A NewPages Book Stand Editor's Pick "Darkly spellbinding...With a keen eye for splendor amid the grotesque, Gamalinda writes with a poet's heart and a philosopher's mind, while enthralling readers with emotional, gritty storytelling." --Booklist "A mesmerizing story full of mystery...intricate...beautiful writing." --Publishers Weekly "It's Gamalinda's best and most accessible novel yet, deserving to be read by as many people as possible." --Philippine Daily Inquirer "It felt so easy to get swept up in this novel. The language is beautiful....a beautifully written book." --NewPages "The wait for Gamalinda's first US based publication was well worth [it]...An indispensable, powerful portrayal of broken families trapped in the centripetal forces of transnational capital and postcolonial politics." --Asian American Literature Fans "Gamalinda...does indeed write fearlessly...in rich, unflinching prose. This storytelling stayed with me...I was compelled to keep reading by the strength of the writing (it's not for nothing that Gamalinda is the recipient of the Philippine National Book Award, a Palanca Memorial Award, and a Philippine Centennial Prize)." --Galatea Ressurects #24 "I recommend this book to those with large, giving hearts, who can afford to spend the emotional capital demanded here." --Basso Profundo "The Descartes Highlands is a psychologically taut drama that unravels right in front of you...I guarantee that you will be richly rewarded." --Zachary Mule "Behind Eric Gamalinda's jagged, ice-pick prose is an urgent need to connect and to understand. Are we more than the sum of our histories? What is this accident of being? Why is there anything at all? Written at the edge of a sinkhole and determined to resist its pull, The Descartes Highlands is about nothing less than the whole bewildering dream that is human consciousness." --David Hollander, author of L.I.E. "No one writes like Eric Gamalinda, though we wish we all could. The Descartes Highlands, an amazing work of brutal candor girded by a philosopher's calm, entwines our present despair with the horrific pasts we will not escape. One of the most dazzling novelists writing in America today, Eric Gamalinda has an almost classical Greek faith in the redemptive power of art. This novel delivers a commitment to beauty as unflinching as the bleak truths it tells--about globalization, about colonialism, about our human madness--offering in turn what seems our only, paradoxical hope: the pained telling of our story--a gorgeous and bitter feast." --Gina Apostol, author of Gun Dealers' Daughter Two men, each unaware of the other, share a common family secret: they were sold for adoption by their American father shortly after their births in the Philippines. Three alternating stories interweave the experiences of father Andrew Breszky and the two sons who try to connect and piece together the puzzle of their reckless, impulsive father. One lives in New York and the other grows up in the south of France, later traveling all over Asia as a documentary filmmaker. Both will discover that their relationships somehow echo that of the young man whose history eludes them. Celebrated Filipino writer Eric Gamalinda's international debut novel is a contemporary work of ideas that combines mystery, film noir, and existential philosophy. Highly intricate and written in a style reminiscent of the maverick narrative techniques of such filmmakers as Andrei Tarkovsky and Béla Tarr, and with some of the philosophical underpinnings of Michel Houellebecq or Javier Marías. Named after the region of the moon where Apollo 16 landed in the same year these men were born, The Descartes Highlands demonstrates that for lives marked by unrelieved loneliness, the only hope lies in the redemptive power of love.



The Descartes Legacy

The Descartes Legacy Author Nina Croft
ISBN-10 9781622661060
Release 2013-09-30
Pages 250
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Her truth is more deadly than his revenge... Lucas Grafton has spent the last ten years hunting the Conclave, a secret organization who took everything from him: his wife, his child, his very identity. Now he has a lead—an imminent terrorist attack on London—code-named Descartes. Born with a genetic illness, Jenna Young has always known she was different. But the unexpected death of her father catapults her into a world of murder and terrorism she never expected. In order to stay alive, she must solve a twenty-five year old mystery—and her only ally a hard bitter man in search or retribution, her only clue the Descartes Highlands, an area on the near side of the moon. Luke's need for revenge collides with Jenna's hunt for the past, and together they must stand against the Conclave. All the while uncovering the truth behind Jenna's illness, a truth that will make Jenna question her very humanity.



HSA Heritage Auctions Space Exploration Auction Catalog 6033

HSA Heritage Auctions Space Exploration Auction Catalog  6033 Author Marsha Dixey
ISBN-10 1599673932
Release 2009-09
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Geology of the Apollo 16 Area Central Lunar Highlands

Geology of the Apollo 16 Area  Central Lunar Highlands Author George E. Ulrich
ISBN-10 UVA:X006077961
Release 1981
Pages 539
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On the Moon

On the Moon Author Grant Heiken
ISBN-10 9780387489391
Release 2007-04-13
Pages 492
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Public interest in the first lunar landing transcended political, economic and social borders - the world was briefly united by the courage of the crew, and the wonder of the accomplishment. Prompted by the rivalry of the Cold War, Apollo 11 and the five missions that subsequently landed on the Moon were arguably the finest feats of exploration in human history. But these were more than exercises in flags and footprints, because the missions involved the crews making geological field trips on a low gravity site while wearing pressure suits, carrying life-support systems on their backs and working against an unforgiving time line. The missions delivered not only samples of moonrock, but also hard-learned lessons for how to work on the surface of another planet, and this experience will be crucial to planning the resumption of the human exploration of the Moon and going on to Mars.



Lunar and Planetary Rovers

Lunar and Planetary Rovers Author Anthony Young
ISBN-10 9780387685472
Release 2007-07-05
Pages 306
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This book fills a need for a complete history of the Lunar Roving Vehicle used on Apollo 15, 16 and 17, drawing on many photographs never before published. It also tells the story of the robotic rovers used on Mars, and concludes with a description of the new designs of rovers planned for The New Vision for Exploration now underway at NASA. The book provides extensive quotes from the astronauts who drove the LRV on the Moon from interviews conducted especially for the book. It also details new material from interviews of engineers and managers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory covering the robotic rovers, Sojourner, Sprit and Opportunity.



Moon 3 D

Moon 3 D Author Jim Bell
ISBN-10 1402765517
Release 2009
Pages 148
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Presents a history of the exploration of the Moon along with a collection of 3-D images that can be seen with the provided special glasses.



Apollo 16 preliminary science report

Apollo 16  preliminary science report Author Manned Spacecraft Center (U.S.)
ISBN-10 UIUC:30112000419397
Release 1972
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NASA SP

NASA SP Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040287446
Release 1972
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Geological Survey Professional Paper

Geological Survey Professional Paper Author
ISBN-10 CORNELL:31924058168141
Release 1981
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Journal of Research of the U S Geological Survey

Journal of Research of the U S  Geological Survey Author
ISBN-10 OSU:32435031042500
Release 1974
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Scientific notes and summaries of investigations in geology, hydrology, and related fields.



Orbital Decay

Orbital Decay Author Allen Steele
ISBN-10 9781480439924
Release 2013-09-03
Pages 324
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Winner of the Locus Award: Space-station workers discover a shocking global surveillance plot in this novel from “the master of science-fiction intrigue” (The Washington Post). Popeye Hooker knows that space isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. A former fisherman who takes a job building low orbital stations to escape a failed relationship, he finds that in space, construction work is still a grind. And when they aren’t building the space stations that will usher humanity into the stars, Sam Sloane and the rest of the beamjacks get high, blast the Grateful Dead, and stare through telescopes at the world they left behind. But life in orbit is about to get much more interesting. Nestled among the life support equipment that keeps them alive and the entertainment systems that keep them happy, the beamjacks find something astonishing. Turns out, their home isn’t just a space station—it’s a giant antenna designed to spy on every inhabitant of Earth. It’s the greatest privacy invasion ever perpetrated, and the beamjacks won’t stand for it. They may not be pioneers, but these roughnecks are about to become revolutionaries. Timely—and with Orwellian undertones, Allen Steele’s debut won the Locus Award for Best First Novel. Perfect for fans of Robert Heinlein, Robert J. Sawyer, and Greg Bear, Orbital Decay blends fantasy and science fiction with a prescient attention paid to the dangers of government surveillance.



We Could Not Fail

We Could Not Fail Author Richard Paul
ISBN-10 9780292772519
Release 2015-05-01
Pages 312
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.The Space Age began just as the struggle for civil rights forced Americans to confront the long and bitter legacy of slavery, discrimination, and violence against African Americans. Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon Johnson utilized the space program as an agent for social change, using federal equal employment opportunity laws to open workplaces at NASA and NASA contractors to African Americans while creating thousands of research and technology jobs in the Deep South to ameliorate poverty. We Could Not Fail tells the inspiring, largely unknown story of how shooting for the stars helped to overcome segregation on earth. Richard Paul and Steven Moss profile ten pioneer African American space workers whose stories illustrate the role NASA and the space program played in promoting civil rights. They recount how these technicians, mathematicians, engineers, and an astronaut candidate surmounted barriers to move, in some cases literally, from the cotton fields to the launching pad. The authors vividly describe what it was like to be the sole African American in a NASA work group and how these brave and determined men also helped to transform Southern society by integrating colleges, patenting new inventions, holding elective office, and reviving and governing defunct towns. Adding new names to the roster of civil rights heroes and a new chapter to the story of space exploration, We Could Not Fail demonstrates how African Americans broke the color barrier by competing successfully at the highest level of American intellectual and technological achievement.



Disasters and Accidents in Manned Spaceflight

Disasters and Accidents in Manned Spaceflight Author David Shayler
ISBN-10 1852332255
Release 2000-05-17
Pages 470
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Many of the perils and risks associated with space travel have been evident since the first manned missions hurled astronauts into orbit. As the International Space Station (ISS) takes shape, this timely book reports on the nature of the dangers associated with our dramatic ventures into space. It offers a detailed account of the captivating history of space flight, analyzing some of the incidents and disasters involving orbital and lunar programs, including Gemini, Apollo, Soyuz, Mir, and the Space Shuttle. It culminates with an outlook towards future planetary explorations and the ISS.



Lunar Science

Lunar Science Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105031668184
Release 1975
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Apollo 16 Preliminary Science Report

Apollo 16 Preliminary Science Report Author
ISBN-10 NASA:31769000655756
Release 1972
Pages 636
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A Primer in lunar geology

A Primer in lunar geology Author Ronald Greeley
ISBN-10 CHI:33124435
Release 1974*
Pages 574
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