Released on 2013-03-19Categories Fiction

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Author: J. G. Ballard

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476737539

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The classic, award-winning novel, made famous by Steven Spielberg's film, tells of a young boy's struggle to survive World War II in China. Jim is separated from his parents in a world at war. To survive, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him. Shanghai, 1941 -- a city aflame from the fateful torch of Pearl Harbor. In streets full of chaos and corpses, a young British boy searches in vain for his parents. Imprisoned in a Japanese concentration camp, he is witness to the fierce white flash of Nagasaki, as the bomb bellows the end of the war...and the dawn of a blighted world. Ballard's enduring novel of war and deprivation, internment camps and death marches, and starvation and survival is an honest coming-of-age tale set in a world thrown utterly out of joint.
Released on 2002Categories Science

Empire and the Sun

Empire and the Sun

Author: Alex Soojung-Kim Pang

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804739269

Category: Science

Page: 196

View: 759

Astronomy was a popular and important part of Victorian sciences, and British astronomers carried telescopes to remote areas in India, North America, and Caribbean and Pacific islands to watch solar eclipses. This book tells the full story of these expeditions: the long periods of planning and financing, and the day-to-day work of getting to field sites, setting up camp, and preparing, observing, and recording eclipses.
Released on 2012-11-08Categories Science

Alien Life Imagined

Alien Life Imagined

Author: Mark Brake

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521491297

Category: Science

Page: 276

View: 236

Compelling account of how ideas of alien life have evolved for general readers, amateur astronomers and undergraduate students studying astrobiology.
Released on 2016Categories History

Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun

Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun

Author: June Teufel Dreyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195375664

Category: History

Page: 454

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June Teufel Dreyer's historical synthesis of China and Japan's relationship, Middle Kingdom and Empire of the Rising Sun, provides a jargon-free, concise, and readily understandable overview of one of the world's great civilizational rivalries.
Released on 2006Categories Bildungsromans

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Author: J. G. Ballard

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780007221523

Category: Bildungsromans

Page: 352

View: 407

"Based on J. G. Ballard's own childhood, this is the extraordinary account of a boy's life in Japanese-occupied wartime Shanghai - a mesmerising, hypnotically compelling novel of war, of starvation and survival, of internment camps and death marches. It blends searing honesty with an almost hallucinatory vision of a world thrown utterly out of joint. Rooted as it is in the author's own disturbing experience of war in own time, it is one of a handful of novels by which the twentieth century will be not only remembered but judged."--Publisher's website.
Released on 2002-10-02Categories Performing Arts

The Films of Steven Spielberg

The Films of Steven Spielberg

Author: Charles L. P. Silet

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461672821

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 439

The Films of Steven Spielberg provides for the first time a collection of critical writings by professional film critics about the director and his films, bringing together many articles and reviews scattered in often inaccessible specialist publications and professional journals. The opinions vary from complimentary to critical, but they definitely provide a well-rounded view of the films and the director. Twelve of Spielberg's major box office sellers are represented in essays that vary complexity ranging from the heavily theoretical to the more general. For both film students and professionals in the film industry.
Released on 2014-10-22Categories Religion

Bible Truth or Church Tradition

Bible Truth or Church Tradition

Author: Melvin Maxwell

Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.

ISBN: 9781479603138

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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With an estimated 34,000 Christian denominations around the world all claiming to have the truth, it can be confusing as to whom to believe. Yet, when we turn away from human traditions and creeds and rely solely on the Word of God, our confusion disappears and is replaced with understanding. Bible Truth or Church Tradition documents author Melvin Maxwell’s personal study of the beliefs and doctrines of today’s mainstream churches in an effort to determine which world church adheres most closely to the teachings of the Bible. His discussion of non-biblical traditions within Christianity will make readers think about what they believe and are practicing and if it really follows the Bible.
Released on 2016-04-21Categories Literary Criticism

An Asimov Companion

An Asimov Companion

Author: Donald E. Palumbo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786498239

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 196

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A prolific author, Isaac Asimov is most admired for his science fiction, including his collection of short stories I, Robot and his Robot, Empire and Foundation series novels. While each of these narratives takes place in a different fictional universe, Asimov asserted at the end of his career that he had, with his last Robot and Foundation novels, unified them into one coherent metaseries. This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov's metaseries. Mimicking the style of The Encyclopedia Galactica, the fictional compendium of all human knowledge that features prominently in the Foundation series, this encyclopedia is an invaluable companion to Asimov's science fiction oeuvre.