First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
This collection explores the current economic and political crisis in Greece and more widely in Europe. Greece is used to illustrate and exemplify the contradictions of the dominant paradigm of European modernity, the ruptures that are inherent to it, and the alternative modernity discourses that develop within Europe.
'This terrific memoir...is utterly gripping' Mail on Sunday 'Read this book and be inspired to reach for the impossible' Brian Greene Many children dream of becoming an astronaut when they grow up, but when a six-year-old Mike Massimino saw Neil Armstrong walk on the moon he knew what he wanted to do when he became an adult.
But NASA rejected him then when he applied again they turned him down because of his poor eyesight.
For the next year he trained his eyes to work better and finally, at the third time of asking, NASA accepted him. So began Massimino's 18-year career as an astronaut, and the extraordinary lengths he went to to get accepted was only the beginning.
In this awe-inspiring memoir, he reveals the hard work, camaraderie and sheer guts involved in the life of an astronaut he vividly describes what it is like to strap yourself into the Space Shuttle and blast off into space, or the sensation of walking in space, as he did when he completed a mission to service the Hubble telescope. He also talks movingly about the Columbia tragedy, and how it felt to step into the Space Shuttle again in the aftermath of that disaster.
Massimino was inspired by the film The Right Stuff, and this book is not only a tribute to those fellow astronauts he worked with, but also a stunning example of someone who had exactly those attributes himself.
The definitive biography of an extraordinary novelist, by acclaimed literary biographer Claire Harman 'There was no possibility of taking a walk that day ...' With these words Charlotte Bronte began Jane Eyre and changed English literature irrevocably. Now, on the 200th anniversary of Charlotte's birth, Claire Harman's landmark biography provides a bold new view of one of Britain's best loved writers, uncovering an inner life that touched the furthest extremes of human emotion. Harman shows us an intense and troubled young woman from an astonishingly creative family, whose early works were produced in total secrecy. Struggling against the conventional limitations of both life and literature, Charlotte created a new kind of heroine which both shocked and inspired her Victorian contemporaries. Love, loss, ambition and heartbreak: the anonymous author poured everything into her ground-breaking books, but lived it first.
Mørk og burleskt fra en ny, stor fortellerstemme. Oregon, 1851. Brødrene Eli og Charlie Sisters er profesjonelle leiemordere, på vei til California for å gjennomføre oppdraget de har fått av den mystiske og mektige mannen som går under tilnavnet Kommandanten. Målets navn er Hermann Kermit Warm, en gullgraver som har oppdaget en revolusjonerende ny metode for å finne det edle metallet. På vei gjennom det golde landskapet kommer de to brødrene opp i den ene episoden mer bisarr og voldelig enn den andre. Men mens Charlie ganske enkelt rydder unna alt som står mellom ham og målet, begynner Eli etter hvert å få stadig større skrupler ... Sisters-brødrene er en western skrevet slik brødrene Cohen ville ha gjort det ? med et unikt blikk for merkelige detaljer og komiske opptrinn, men allikevel med en språklig presisjon og i bunn og grunn et eksistensielt alvor som ikke kan unngå å berøre.
The Branch is in shambles, but Anna, Sam, Cas, and Nick can't rest easy. Remnants of the organization lurk unseen and the flashbacks to their old lives are only getting stronger--especially Nick's. Following scattered memories and clues from his Branch file, Nick sets off alone in search of answers and in search of the girl who haunts his dreams. But the sleepy town where she lives is full of secrets, and Nick soon learns that uncovering their shared past may have deadly consequences.
With new characters, new twists, and new genetic alterations, this third book takes the Altered series in an exciting direction that will have readers on the edge of their seats.
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