Der Wüstenplanet

Roman

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641139570

Category: Fiction

Page: 880

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Wer das Gewürz kontrolliert, kontrolliert die Galaxis Herzo Leto, Oberhaupt des Huses Atreides, erhält Arrkis zum Lehen, den Wüstenplaneten, eine lebensfeindliche und doch begehrte Welt, denn unter dem Sand liegt das Gewürz. Diese Droge, die man auf Arrakis im großen Stil abbaut, verleiht Menschen die Gabe, in die Zukunft zu sehen, und bildet damit die Grundlage der interstellaren Raumfahrt. Als Letos Armee in einen tödlichen Hinterhalt gerät und der Herzog fällt, flieht sein Sohn Paul in die Wüste und taucht bei Arrakis‘ Ureinwohnern, den Fremen, unter. Diese erkennen in ihm den lange vorhergesagten Messias, und Paul rüstet sich zu einem gnadenlosen Rachefeldzug ...
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Dune

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101658053

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

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Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides—who would become known as Muad’Dib—and of a great family’s ambition to bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.
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Stürme des Wüstenplaneten

Heroes of Dune, Band 2 - Roman

Author: Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641210208

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Obwohl er fort ist, hört Muad’dib nie auf, uns zu prüfen. Paul Atreides, gleichermaßen als Gott verehrt und als Tyrann verhasst, ist nach dem Tod seiner Geliebten Chani in der Wüste verschwunden und hat die Herrschaft über das Imperium seiner jungen Schwester Alia überlasse. Doch an allen Ecken des Reiches brodelt der Geist der Rebellion gegen die grausame Herrschaft der Atreides. Alia will mit allen Mitteln die Doktrinen ihres Bruders durchsetzen und eröffnet eine gnadenlose Jagd auf die Rebellen. In diesem Klima von Verrat und Intrigen versucht Pauls Mutter, Lady Jessica herauszufinden, was hinter dem geheimnisvollen Verschwinden ihres Sohnes steckt. Sie kommt einer gigantischen Verschwörung auf die Spur und muss sich schließlich entscheiden, ob sie das Andenken ihres geliebten Sohnes zum Wohle des Wüstenplaneten opfern soll ...
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Dune: The Butlerian Jihad

Book One of the Legends of Dune Trilogy

Author: Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429955904

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Frank Herbert's Dune series is one of the grandest epics in the annals of imaginative literature. Selling millions of copies worldwide, it is science fiction's answer to The Lord of the Rings, a brilliantly imaginative epic of high adventure, unforgettable characters, and immense scope. Decades after Herbert's original novels, the Dune saga was continued by Frank Herbert's son, Brian Herbert, an acclaimed SF novelist in his own right, in collaboration with Kevin J. Anderson. Their New York Times bestselling trilogy, Dune: House Atreides, Dune: House Harkonnen, and Dune: House Corrino, formed a prequel to the classic Herbert series that was acclaimed by reviewers and readers alike. Now Herbert and Anderson, working from Frank Herbert's own notes, reveal a pivotal epoch in the history of the Dune universe, the chapter of the saga most eagerly anticipated by readers: The Butlerian Jihad. Throughout the Dune novels, Frank Herbert frequently referred to the long-ago war in which humans wrested their freedom from "thinking machines." Now, in Dune: Butlerian Jihad, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson bring to life the story of that war, a tale previously seen only in tantalizing hints and clues. Finally, we see how Serena Butler's passionate grief ignites the war that will liberate humans from their machine masters. We learn the circumstances of the betrayal that made mortal enemies of House Atreides and House Harkonnen; and we experience the Battle of Corrin that created a galactic empire that lasted until the reign of Emperor Shaddam IV. Herein are the foundations of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood, the Suk Doctors, the Order of Mentats, and the mysteriously altered Navigators of the Spacing Guild. Here is the amazing tale of the Zensunni Wanderers, who escape bondage to flee to the desert world where they will declare themselves the Free Men of Dune. And here is the backward, nearly forgotten planet of Arrakis, where traders have discovered the remarkable properties of the spice melange . . . . Ten thousand years before the events of Dune, humans have managed to battle the remorseless Machines to a standstill . . . but victory may be short-lived. Yet amid shortsighted squabbling between nobles, new leaders have begun to emerge. Among them are Xavier Harkonnen, military leader of the Planet of Salusa Secundus; Xavier's fiancée, Serena Butler, an activist who will become the unwilling leader of millions; and Tio Holtzman, the scientist struggling to devise a weapon that will help the human cause. Against the brute efficiency of their adversaries, these leaders and the human race have only imagination, compassion, and the capacity for love. It will have to be enough. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Science of Dune

An Unauthorized Exploration into the Real Science Behind Frank Herbert's Fictional Universe

Author: Kevin Grazier

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781935251408

Category: Science

Page: 232

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In this analysis of the bestselling science fiction adventure of all time, authors explore all aspects of Dune, including the fascinating scientific speculations ranging from physics and chemistry to ecology and evolution, from human psychology and mental potential to technology and genetics. Authors and experts examine what Herbert gets right and what he gets wrong, how lasguns might work and if Bene Gesserit and mentat capabilities are possible. The book also takes a look at whether the ecology of Dune is realistic or if it’s theoretically possible to get information from the future. Could humans really evolve as Herbert suggests? How can one build a windtrap or a stillsuit?
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Dune: The Gateway Collection

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 057512279X

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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This collection contains Frank Herbert's Dune saga, widely considered to be one of the greatest works of SF in history: Dune Dune Messiah Children of Dune God Emperor of Dune Heretics of Dune Chapter House Dune
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Dune and Philosophy

Weirding Way of the Mentat

Author: Jeffery Nicholas

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697278

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Frank Herbert’s Dune is the biggest-selling science fiction story of all time; the original book and its numerous sequels have transported millions of readers into the alternate reality of the Duniverse. Dune and Philosophy raises intriguing questions about the Duniverse in ways that will be instantly meaningful to fans. Those well-known characters—Paul Atreides, Baron Harkkonen, Duncan Idaho, Stilgar, the Bene Gesserit witches—come alive again in this fearless philosophical probing of some of life’s most basic questions. Dune presents us with a vast world in which fanaticism is merciless and history is made by the interplay of ruthless conspiracies. Computers have long been outlawed, so that the abilities of human beings are developed to an almost supernatural level. The intergalactic empire controlled by a privileged aristocracy raises all the old questions of human interaction in a strange yet weirdly familiar setting. Do secret conspiracies direct the future course of human political evolution? Can manipulation of the gene pool create a godlike individual? Are strife and bloodshed essential to progress? Can we know so much about the future that we lose the power to make a difference? Does reliance on valuable resources—such as “spice,” oil, and water—place us at the mercy of those who can destroy those resources? When gholas are reconstructed from the cells of dead people and given those people’s memories, is the ghola the dead person resurrected? Can the exploitation of religion for political ends be reduced to a technique? Fans of Dune will trek through the desert of the Duniverse seeing answers to these and other questions.
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Dune: House Harkonnen

Author: Brian Herbert,Kevin Anderson

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780553897838

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

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Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson return to the vivid universe of Frank Herbert’s Dune, bringing a vast array of rich and complex characters into conflict to shape the destiny of worlds. . . . As Shaddam sits at last on the Golden Lion Throne, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen plots against the new Emperor and House Atreides—and against the mysterious Sisterhood of the Bene Gesserit. For Leto Atreides, grown complacent and comfortable as ruler of his House, it is a time of momentous choice: between friendship and duty, safety and destiny. But for the survival of House Atreides, there is just one choice—strive for greatness or be crushed.
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Dune: House Corrino

Author: Brian Herbert,Kevin Anderson

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 9780553896954

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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The triumphant conclusion to the blockbuster trilogy that made science fiction history! In Dune: House Corrino Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson bring us the magnificent final chapter in the unforgettable saga begun in Dune: House Atreides and continued in Dune: House Harkonnen. Here nobles and commoners, soldiers and slaves, wives and courtesans shape the amazing destiny of a tumultuous universe. An epic saga of love and war, crime and politics, religion and revolution, this magnificent novel is a fitting conclusion to a great science fiction trilogy ... and an invaluable addition to the thrilling world of Frank Herbert’s immortal Dune. Dune: House Corrino Fearful of losing his precarious hold on the Golden Lion Throne, Shaddam IV, Emperor of a Million Worlds, has devised a radical scheme to develop an alternative to melange, the addictive spice that binds the Imperium together and that can be found only on the desert world of Dune. In subterranean labs on the machine planet Ix, cruel Tleilaxu overlords use slaves and prisoners as part of a horrific plan to manufacture a synthetic form of melange known as amal. If amal can supplant the spice from Dune, it will give Shaddam what he seeks: absolute power. But Duke Leto Atreides, grief-stricken yet unbowed by the tragic death of his son Victor, determined to restore the honor and prestige of his House, has his own plans for Ix. He will free the Ixians from their oppressive conquerors and restore his friend Prince Rhombur, injured scion of the disgraced House Vernius, to his rightful place as Ixian ruler. It is a bold and risky venture, for House Atreides has limited military resources and many ruthless enemies, including the sadistic Baron Harkonnen, despotic master of Dune. Meanwhile, Duke Leto’s consort, the beautiful Lady Jessica, obeying the orders of her superiors in the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood, has conceived a child that the Sisterhood intends to be the penultimate step in the creation of an all-powerful being. Yet what the Sisterhood doesn’t know is that the child Jessica is carrying is not the girl they are expecting, but a boy. Jessica’s act of disobedience is an act of love — her attempt to provide her Duke with a male heir to House Atreides — but an act that, when discovered, could kill both mother and baby. Like the Bene Gesserit, Shaddam Corrino is also concerned with making a plan for the future — securing his legacy. Blinded by his need for power, the Emperor will launch a plot against Dune, the only natural source of true spice. If he succeeds, his madness will result in a cataclysmic tragedy not even he foresees: the end of space travel, the Imperium, and civilization itself. With Duke Leto and other renegades and revolutionaries fighting to stem the tide of darkness that threatens to engulf their universe, the stage is set for a showdown unlike any seen before. From the Hardcover edition.
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Navigators of Dune

Book Three of the Schools of Dune Trilogy

Author: Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466878800

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Navigators of Dune is the climactic finale of the Great Schools of Dune trilogy, set 10,000 years before Frank Herbert's classic Dune. The story line tells the origins of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood and its breeding program, the human-computer Mentats, and the Navigators (the Spacing Guild), as well as a crucial battle for the future of the human race, in which reason faces off against fanaticism. These events have far-reaching consequences that will set the stage for Dune, millennia later. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Die Navigatoren des Wüstenplaneten

Roman

Author: Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641209595

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Die Geschichte der Raum-Navigatoren Über Jahrtausende hat sich die Menschheit im All ausgebreitet und Planeten besiedelt. Nun, da der Krieg gegen die Maschinen gewonnen ist und ein neues Imperium gegründet wurde, hängt die Zukunft der Galaxis von den Navigatoren ab – genmanipulierten Menschen, die mithilfe des Gewürzes vom Wüstenplaneten gewaltige Raumschiffe durchs All manövrieren.
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Dune Buggy Phenomenon 2

Author: James Hale

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1904788661

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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Dune (Beach) Buggies are still immensely popular today due to their fun factor, stylish appearance and lifestyle associations. This 2nd volume of the Dune Buggy Phenomenon explores the lesser known buggy brands from around the world. Employing exhaustive knowledge, unpublished photographs and rare archive material this is a fantastic addition to the collection of Dune Buggy literature.
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God Emperor of Dune

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440631979

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Book Four in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles—the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time Millennia have passed on Arrakis, and the once-desert planet is green with life. Leto Atreides, the son of the world’s savior, the Emperor Paul Muad’Dib, is still alive but far from human. To preserve humanity’s future, he sacrificed his own by merging with a sandworm, granting him near-immortality as God Emperor of Dune for the past 3,500 years. Leto’s rule is not a benevolent one. His transformation has not only made his appearance inhuman, but his morality. A rebellion has risen to oppose the despot’s rule, led by Siona, a member of the Atreides family. But Siona is unaware that Leto’s vision of a Golden Path for humanity requires her to fulfill a destiny she never wanted—or could possibly conceive...
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Coastal Dune Management

Shared Experience of European Conservation Practice

Author: John Houston,Sally E. Edmondson

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853238546

Category: Nature

Page: 458

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Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.
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Sandworms of Dune

Author: Brian Herbert,Kevin J Anderson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848943350

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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As the no-ship Ithaca flees through space, the heroes of HUNTERS OF DUNE finally meet the Enemy who followed the violent fanatics, the Honored Matres, back to their universe. The thinking machines vanquished by Serena Butler's jihad were not destroyed, only driven into exile - and now, tens of thousands of years later, they are back. Can the resurrected heroes on board the Ithaca save our race from annihilation?
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Hunters of Dune

Author: Brian Herbert,Kevin J Anderson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848943431

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Fleeing from the monstrous Honored Matres - dark counterparts of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood - Duncan Idaho, the military genius Bashar Miles Teg, a woman named Sheeana who can talk to sandworms, and a group of desperate refugees explore the boundaries of the universe. Aboard their sophisticated no-ship, they have used long-stored cells to resurrect heroes and villains from the past, including Paul Muad'Dib, in preparation for a final confrontation with a mysterious outside Enemy so great it can destroy even the terrible Honored Matres. And, deep in the hold of their giant ship, the refugees carry the last surviving sandworms from devastated Arrakis, as they search the universe for a new Dune.
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Dune Buggies -ECS

Author: James Hale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610609210

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Building a Dune Buggy - The Essential Manual

Everything You Need to Know to Build Any VW-based Dune Buggy Yourself!

Author: Paul Shakespeare

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1904788734

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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A step-by-step guide to building a Buggy, containing details of equipment and techniques, as well as guidance on the choice of donor car and new components. Build any VW-based Dune Buggy avoiding common pitfalls and expensive mistakes, ending up with a superb, roadworthy multi-purpose vehicle.
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Aeolian Sand and Sand Dunes

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540859109

Category: Science

Page: 458

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It is more than half a century since the publication of R. A. Bagnold’s classic book The physics of blown sand and desert dunes, and it is a tribute to the quality of Bagnold’s work that many of the fundamental principles which he developed - main valid today. His book continues to be essential reading for any serious s- dent of aeolian processes. However, the past two decades have seen an explosion in the scale of research dealing with aeolian transport processes, sediments, and landforms. Some of this work has been summarized in review papers and edited conference proceedings, but this book provides the rst attempt to review the whole eld of aeolian sand research. Inevitably, it has not been possible to cover all - pects in equal depth, and the balance of included material naturally re ects the - thors’ own interests to a signi cant degree. However, our aim has been to provide as broad a perspective as possible, and to provide an entry point to an extensive mul- disciplinary scienti c literature, some of which has not been given the attention it deserves in earlier textbooks and review papers. Many examples are drawn from existing published work, but the book also makes extensive use of our own research in the Middle East, Australia, Europe, and North America. The book has been written principally for use by advanced undergraduates, po- graduates, and more senior research workers in geomorphology and sedimentology.
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