The Terranauts

The Terranauts

(Or actually, via live-feed TV, the Terranauts-in-fact are playing for the Terranauts-in-waiting and vice versa—and for our God and Creator, which goes without saying.) Basically, we're doing something that falls between a line reading ...

Author: T. C. Boyle

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408881736

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Linda is desperate to be one of the lucky eight chosen to take part in the world's most ambitious ecological experiment. Gazing longingly at Ecosphere II, which rises like a spaceship from the Arizona desert, Linda knows she can survive under its glass dome. Competition is fierce between the hopefuls, among them smooth-talking PR man Ramsay, and Dawn, a naïve beauty. All are certain that they would never, ever, break closure before two years are up – unlike their discredited predecessors. Inside this humid microcosm, the terranauts' labours over crops and livestock, their battles with creepy crawlies, their hostilities and sexual dalliances are all observed by the tourists who come to gawp, Mission Control's cameras and the watchful eye of the media. As the crew struggles to control nature, and hunger sets in, the snake in this Eden starts to look unmistakably human. Inspired by real-life events, The Terranauts is a darkly comic, acutely insightful story of human behaviour, animal instincts, idealism and ambition. Placing utopian visions and individual motives under the microscope, this is T. C. Boyle at his acerbic, pitch-perfect best.
Categories: Fiction

First Cause

First Cause

Since birth, Angela and hundreds of thousands of fellow Luceri--collectively known as Terranauts-had been raised on a secluded compound on their home planet of Lucero, as part of an intricate longrange plan called the Terra Project.

Author: Paul West

Publisher: Paul West

ISBN: 9780615308968

Category: Human-alien encounters

Page: 354

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A week after a battery of worldwide explosions, journalist Adam Grey wakes up in the hospital. He pieces together the events leading to his injury, involving a woman named Angela. Confronted with the truth behind the attacks, they–along with the world at large–are forced to reconsider conventional assumptions about human nature and possibility.
Categories: Human-alien encounters

Spring Chicken

Spring Chicken

Not surprisingly, the Terranauts lost weight like sumo wrestlers in a steam room, shedding pounds until their average BMI dropped below twenty for men and women alike (or in scientific terms, “really skinny”). One man lost 58 pounds, ...

Author: Bill Gifford

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781455527458

Category: Self-Help

Page: 368

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From acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford comes a roaring journey into the world of anti-aging science in search of answers to a universal obsession: what can be done about getting old? Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying) Spring Chicken is a full-throttle, high-energy ride through the latest research, popular mythology, and ancient wisdom on mankind's oldest obsession: How can we live longer? And better? In his funny, self-deprecating voice, veteran reporter Bill Gifford takes readers on a fascinating journey through the science of aging, from the obvious signs like wrinkles and baldness right down into the innermost workings of cells. We visit cutting-edge labs where scientists are working to "hack" the aging process, like purging "senescent" cells from mice to reverse the effects of aging. He'll reveal why some people live past 100 without even trying, what has happened with resveratrol, the "red wine pill" that made headlines a few years ago, how your fat tissue is trying to kill you, and how it's possible to unlock longevity-promoting pathways that are programmed into our very genes. Gifford separates the wheat from the chaff as he exposes hoaxes and scams foisted upon an aging society, and arms readers with the best possible advice on what to do, what not to do, and what life-changing treatments may be right around the corner. An intoxicating mixture of deep reporting, fascinating science, and prescriptive takeaway, Spring Chicken will reveal the extraordinary breakthroughs that may yet bring us eternal youth, while exposing dangerous deceptions that prey on the innocent and ignorant.
Categories: Self-Help

The Biolab Book

The Biolab Book

Terranauts. Lichens The plants we have considered up until now have been aquatic ( except for the nonplants , the fungi — and even these do require a damp environment ) . Now , the ocean has its advantages , such as a fairly stable ...

Author: Lundy Pentz

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 0801837073

Category: Nature

Page: 142

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The author's enthusiasm, imagination, and talent shine through on every page, setting The Biolab Book far above conventional lab manuals.
Categories: Nature

Anomalies

Anomalies

The team is known as the Terranauts. Dominus Solis, or Lord of the Sun, is the primary leader of the entire organization. He walked into the surveillance room and asked them about the progress. One of the operators said, ...

Author: Christopher Allen Guidry

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475939965

Category: Fiction

Page: 564

View: 859

At the turn of the century, strangely gifted humans encounter unbelievable experiences-and a scientist begins building an army of cybernetic organisms as the foundation of his planned empire. In a world exactly like ours, a species of extraordinary humans exists. They are called Anomalies; they evolved from Gods and possess amazing gifts. For countless millennia, Anomalies and Gods have lived peacefully alongside humans. But as the twentieth century arrives, all of that is about to change. At the turn of the century, some Anomalies have grown tired of hiding in the shadows; in response, the government, armed with knowledge of the other species, creates organizations to deal with terroristic threats the Anomalies pose. Several decades later, Russian scientist Dimitri Gustav, building on Hitler's ideas, begins a campaign of world domination through science and technology. By the beginning of the twenty-first century, he has created numerous cybernetic organisms and genetically engineered creatures. He begins to form his own army, intent on building an empire. Now, as a series of events begins to unravel, new enemies arise, threatening the anonymity and balance of society the government has accomplished-and possibly preparing to cause a revelation and expose a secret that has been so desperately hidden.
Categories: Fiction

The Relive Box and Other Stories

The Relive Box and Other Stories

ALSO AVAILABLE BY T.C. BOYLE THE TERRANAUTS 'One of our finest chroniclers' INDEPENDENT Linda is desperate to be one of the lucky eight chosen to take part in the world's most ambitious ecological experiment.

Author: T. C. Boyle

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408890110

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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BY THE WINNER OF THE JONATHAN SWIFT PRIZE 2017 A dynamic new collection from one of our most original storytellers: satirical, surreal and very much of the moment. In these stories, T. C. Boyle focuses hisunerring eye on humanity's relationship with nature, and the unintended consequences of our efforts to control it. The prize-winning 'Are We Not Men?' reflects on the impact of new gene-editing technologies while 'The Relive Box' parodies our obsession with electronic games. In 'She's the Bomb', a young woman waits on her graduation day, heart in mouth, for an explosive event. A burrito-seller has a killer business idea in 'The Five-Pound Burrito', but learns that success comes at a price. An Italian couple moves south for a fresh start in 'The Argentine Ant', but finds that paradise holds a nasty sting. And in the chilling 'The Designee', a lonely widower can't believe his luck when he receives a mysterious letter from England. In electric prose T. C. Boyle explores myriad facets of society: greed and excess, parenthood and responsibility, the digital world and the way we understand our mortality. Roaming unrestrainedly through the present and near future, he inhabits his characters' minds with a ventriloquist's flair, skewering human motivations and revealing us to ourselves with empathy and wry humour.
Categories: Fiction

Space Invaders

Space Invaders

“You may not know this, but most terranauts start out as ace pilots pulling off just the kind of moves you did there. I've been completely knocked out by your skills!” I cannot believe what I'm hearing! “So, I can confidently say that ...

Author: Davy Ocean

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781481465571

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 128

View: 995

Harry Hammer and Rick Reef travel to the mysterious surface world of Earth in this final Shark School (mis)adventure. Harry Hammer’s latest hero ‘Terranaut’ Buzz Sharkfin is planning a mission to ‘outer space,’ which to a shark is planet Earth! Harry can’t wait to be part of Buzz Sharkfin’s awesome adventure. But when his arch-rival and life-long nemesis Rick Reef, is chosen for the mission, too, it’s anything but smooth sailing. Once out of the deep blue sea, Harry and Rick discover a strange and dangerous new world with dogs and cars and humans, and they realize there’s no place like home!
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Nittany Grotto News

Nittany Grotto News

TERRANAUTS Lake 3.10Tengersza Domica Cave JOSVAFŐ Baradla Cave Lake Büdös Red Luke 1 Lake Aggtelek 1 . SLOVAKIA AGGTELEK 1. Aggtelek Tour ; 2. Red Lake - Jósvafó Tour ; 3. Josvaf6 Tour ; O Hall of Giants 12 Entrance The Aggtelek ...

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ISBN: PSU:000059666653

Category: Speleology

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Categories: Speleology

Drop City

Drop City

ONLINE: WWW.BLOOMSBURY.COM/BOOKSHOP PRICES AND AVAILABILITY SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE. WWW.BLOOMSBURY.COM/AUTHOR/TC-BOYLE THE TERRANAUTS Eight people take part in an ecological experiment.

Author: T. C. Boyle

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408826812

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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It is the seventies, at the height of flower power. Star has just joined Drop City, a hippie commune in sunny California living the simple, natural life. But underneath the drugs, music and transcendent bliss, she slowly discovers tensions and sexual rivalries that threaten to split the community apart. A world away in Boynton, a tiny town in the interior of Alaska, Sess Harder, a pioneer who actually does live off the land, hunting, trapping and fishing, yearns for someone to share the harsh winters with him. When the authorities threaten to close down Drop City, the hippies abandon camp and head up north to Alaska, the last frontier. But neither they nor the inhabitants of Boynton are completely prepared for each other - and as the two communities collide, unexpected friendships and dangerous enmities are born.
Categories: Fiction

The Longevity Solution

The Longevity Solution

The Terranauts were likely not receiving adequate nutrition in addition to following a calorie-restricted diet. Dr. Walford lost 25 pounds from his already spare 145-pound frame and came out of Biosphere 2 considerably aged.

Author: James DiNicolantonio

Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing

ISBN: 9781628602395

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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Getting older doesn’t have to mean experiencing more pain and illness, becoming less mobile, or developing disease. Renowned cardiovascular research scientist and doctor of pharmacy Dr. James DiNicolantonio partners with leading physician and bestselling author Dr. Jason Fung to deliver The Longevity Solution, a groundbreaking new book that unlocks the secrets of healthy aging. Using evidence drawn from their years of medical research and clinical practice, Dr. DiNicolantonio and Dr. Fung lay out five simple, easy-to-follow steps you can take now for a longer, fuller, healthier life. The Longevity Solution explains how to incorporate time-honored wellness traditions while doing away with fads, unnecessary supplements, and unsubstantiated wellness practices. It investigates the dietary habits and other practices of the healthiest, longest-lived humans on the planet, who live in regions known as Blue Zones, as a model for what and how we should eat. It teaches the benefits of intermittent fasting and calorie restriction, which have been shown to slow the aging process, while consuming proper ratios of protein and healthy fats. It also looks at how red wine, tea, and coffee play key roles in optimizing health and why salt is an ally, not an enemy, in the longevity equation. In this comprehensive guide, Dr. DiNicolantonio and Dr. Fung unveil cutting-edge science in an approachable format that is easy to understand and can be put into practice immediately. Simple dietary changes can help you break the cycle of carbohydrate dependence, kick your metabolism into high gear, and jump-start your longevity genes. The Longevity Solution puts healthy aging back in your control!
Categories: Health & Fitness