Descender Vol. 4: Orbital Mechanics

Author: Jeff Lemire

Publisher: Image Comics

ISBN: 1534305238

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 120

View: 3808


Tim-21, Telsa, and Quon finally escape the Machine Moon and head out on a quest to find the ancient robot who may hold the key to the Harvesters. Meanwhile Andy and his ragtag team close in on Tim, but their fragile alliance is shattered by Driller's revelations. A new chapter of the heartfelt sci-fi epic by superstar creators JEFF LEMIRE & DUSTIN NGUYEN begins here. Collects DESCENDER #17-21.

Orbital Mechanics

Theory and Applications

Author: Tom Logsdon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471146360

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 288

View: 1295


A lively study of orbital mechanics by the writer responsible for the computer simulations and systems analysis for the Saturn V moon rocket, Project Skylab and many others. Provides thorough coverage of all background theories, including unusual concepts and paradoxes that will enhance appreciation of this field. Includes discussion of rocket propulsion and optimization of techniques for maximizing payload and minimizing fuel consumption, plus complete coverage of the interaction of space vehicles and space bodies.

Children of Ezekiel

aliens, UFOs, the crisis of race, and the advent of end time

Author: Michael Lieb

Publisher: Duke Univ Pr


Category: Religion

Page: 308

View: 7488


Are Miltonrs"sParadise Lost, Ronald Reaganrs"s "Star Wars" missile defense program, our culturers"s fascination with UFOs and alien abductions, and Louis Farrakhanrs"s views on racial Armageddon somehow linked? InChildren of EzekielMichael Lieb reveals the connections between these phenomena and the way culture has persistently related the divine to the technological. In a work of special interest at the approach of the millennium, Lieb traces these and other diverse cultural moments-all descended from the prophet Ezekielrs"s vision of a fiery divine chariot in the sky-from antiquity to the present, across high and low culture, to reveal the pervasive impact of this visionary experience on the modern world. Beginning with the merkabah chariot literature of Hebrew and Gnostic mysticism, Lieb shows how religiously inspired people concerned with annihilating their heretical enemies seized on Ezekielrs"s vision as revealing the technologically superior instrument of Godrs"s righteous anger. He describes how many who seek to know the unknowable that is the power of God conceive it in technological terms-and how that power is associated with political aims and a heralding of the end of time. For Milton, Ezekielrs"s chariot becomes the vehicle in which the Son of God does battle with the rebellious angels. In the modern age, it may take the form of a locomotive, tank, airplane, missile, or UFO. Technology itself is seen as a divine gift and an embodiment of God in the temporal world. As Lieb demonstrates, the impetus to produce modern technology arises not merely from the desire for profit or military might but also from religious-spiritual motives. Including discussions of conservative evangelical Christian movements, Reaganrs"s ballistic shooting gallery in the sky, and the Nation of Islamrs"s vision of the "mother plane" as the vehicle of retribution in the war against racial oppression,Children of Ezekielwill enthrall readers who have been captivated, either through religious belief or intellectual interests, by a common thread uniting millennial religious beliefs, racial conflict, and political and militaristic aspirations.