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Militarizing Outer Space

release date: Dec 02, 2020
Militarizing Outer Space
Militarizing Outer Space explores the dystopian and destructive dimensions of the Space Age and challenges conventional narratives of a bipolar Cold War rivalry. Concentrating on weapons, warfare and viou200blence, this provocative volume examines real and imagined endeavors of arming the skies and conquering the heavens. The third and final volume in the groundbreaking u200bEuropean Astroculture trilogy, u200bMilitarizing Outer Space zooms in on the interplay between security, technopolitics and knowledge from the 1920s through the 1980s. Often hailed as the site of heavenly utopias and otherworldly salvation, outer space transformed from a promised sanctuary to a present threat, where the battles of the future were to be waged. Astroculture proved instrumental in fathoming forms and functions of warfare’s futures past, both on earth and in space. The allure of dominating outer space, the book shows, was neither limited to the early twenty-first century nor to current American space force rhetorics.

Fire, Ice, and Physics

release date: Nov 10, 2020
Fire, Ice, and Physics
Exploring the science in George R. R. Martin’s fantastical world, from the physics of an ice wall to the genetics of the Targaryens and Lannisters Game of Thrones is a fantasy that features a lot of made-up science—fabricated climatology (when is winter coming?), astronomy, metallurgy, chemistry, and biology. Most fans of George R. R. Martin’s fantastical world accept it all as part of the magic. A trained scientist, watching the fake science in Game of Thrones, might think, “But how would it work?” In Fire, Ice, and Physics, Rebecca Thompson turns a scientist’s eye on Game of Thrones, exploring, among other things, the science of an ice wall, the genetics of the Targaryen and Lannister families, and the biology of beheading. Thompson, a PhD in physics and an enthusiastic Game of Thrones fan, uses the fantasy science of the show as a gateway to some interesting real science, introducing GOT fandom to a new dimension of appreciation. Thompson starts at the beginning, with winter, explaining seasons and the very elliptical orbit of the Earth that might cause winter to come (or not come). She tells us that ice can behave like ketchup, compares regular steel to Valyrian steel, explains that dragons are “bats, but with fire,” and considers Targaryen inbreeding. Finally she offers scientific explanations of the various types of fatal justice meted out, including beheading, hanging, poisoning (reporting that the effects of “the Strangler,” administered to Joffrey at the Purple Wedding, resemble the effects of strychnine), skull crushing, and burning at the stake. Even the most faithful Game of Thrones fans will learn new and interesting things about the show from Thompson’s entertaining and engaging account. Fire, Ice, and Physics is an essential companion for all future bingeing.

Undoing Place?

release date: Oct 07, 2020
Undoing Place?
Does geography affect our sense of ''self''? How are social characteristics mapped out on the ground? And is there any ''authentic'' sense of place now, or are we increasingly ''placeless''? Concentrating on the period between the end of the Second World War and the end of the century, this Reader argues that there is a reciprocal relationship between the constitution of places and people. What it means to be a man or a woman , to have a nationality and a sense of place, has been transformed and reinvented as our view of the world has changed. The present is perceived as a time of fear, a period in which all that is solid seems to melt into air, while the 1950s are a site of nostalgia, a period of clarity and certainty, a time when people know their place. Bringing together an interdisciplinary collection of articles for social and cultural geographers, this Reader critically examines the argument that the close associations of the 1950s between place (the home, the community and the nation state) and the social divisions (gender, class and nationality) are breaking down in the 1990s. Drawing out the oppositional movements in each decade, it seeks to show how the supposed stability of one and the mobility of the other are exaggerated.

Ecomobilities

release date: Oct 19, 2021
Ecomobilities
Ecomobilities examines the American cultural attachment to automobility. By analyzing the role of machines and transportation in apocalyptic films, Michael W. Pesses reveals the ideological connections between automobiles, the environment, and the end of the world.

Inside Interesting Integrals

release date: Jun 27, 2020
Inside Interesting Integrals
What’s the point of calculating definite integrals since you can’t possibly do them all? What makes doing the specific integrals in this book of value aren’t the specific answers we’ll obtain, but rather the methods we’ll use in obtaining those answers; methods you can use for evaluating the integrals you will encounter in the future. This book, now in its second edition, is written in a light-hearted manner for students who have completed the first year of college or high school AP calculus and have just a bit of exposure to the concept of a differential equation. Every result is fully derived. If you are fascinated by definite integrals, then this is a book for you. New material in the second edition includes 25 new challenge problems and solutions, 25 new worked examples, simplified derivations, and additional historical discussion.

Mars

release date: Jun 15, 2020
Mars
Mars is a small world with a big reputation. This mysterious, singular planet—with volcanoes that dwarf Mount Everest, a canyon system that would stretch fully across the United States, and curious landscapes that perhaps once harbored water—has fascinated us for centuries. In the most up-to-date account available of the elusive Red Planet, Stephen James O’Meara follows our longstanding love affair with this unique celestial body, from the musings of humanity’s first stargazers to the imaginings of science-fiction writers, radio broadcasters, and filmmakers, to the latest images and discoveries from the Curiosity rover. The book also reviews plans for piloted missions to Mars—and what it will take for those missions to succeed.

The Legacies of Ursula K. Le Guin

release date: Oct 21, 2021
The Legacies of Ursula K. Le Guin
The Legacies of Ursula K. Le Guin explores how Le Guin’s fiction and essays have built a speculative ethical practice engaging indigenous knowledge and feminism, while crafting utopias in which human and other-than-human life forms enter into new relations. Her work also delineates new ways of making sense of the “science” of science fiction. The authors of this collection provide up-to-date discussions of well-known works as well as more experimental writings. Written in an accessible style, Legacies will appeal to any readers interested in literature, science fiction and fantasy, as well as specialists of science and technology studies, philosophy of science, ethics, gender studies, indigenous studies and posthumanism.

Stories and the Brain

release date: May 26, 2020
Stories and the Brain
Taking up the age-old question of what our ability to tell stories reveals about language and the mind, this truly interdisciplinary project should be of interest to humanists and cognitive scientists alike.

Involving Anthroponomy in the Anthropocene

release date: Apr 27, 2020
Involving Anthroponomy in the Anthropocene
This book introduces the idea of anthroponomy – the organization of humankind to support autonomous life – as a response to the problems of today’s purported "Anthropocene" age. It argues for a specific form of accountability for the redressing of planetary-scaled environmental problems. The concept of anthroponomy helps confront geopolitical history shaped by the social processes of capitalism, colonialism, and industrialism, which have resulted in our planetary situation. Involving Anthroponomy in the Anthropocene: On Decoloniality explores how mobilizing our engagement with the politics of our planetary situation can come from moral relations. This book focuses on the anti-imperial work of addressing unfinished decolonization, and hence involves the "decolonial" work of cracking open the common sense of the world that supports ongoing colonization. "Coloniality" is the name for this common sense, and the discourse of the "Anthropocene" supports it. A consistent anti-imperial and anti-capitalist politics, one committed to equality and autonomy, will problematize the Anthropocene through decoloniality. Sometimes the way forward is the way backward. Written in a novel style that demonstrates – not simply theorizes – moral relatedness, this book makes a valuable contribution to the fields of Anthropocene studies, environmental studies, decolonial studies, and social philosophy.

On Not Dying

release date: Apr 21, 2020
On Not Dying
An ethnographic exploration of technoscientific immortality Immortality has long been considered the domain of religion. But immortality projects have gained increasing legitimacy and power in the world of science and technology. With recent rapid advances in biology, nanotechnology, and artificial intelligence, secular immortalists hope for and work toward a future without death. On Not Dying is an anthropological, historical, and philosophical exploration of immortality as a secular and scientific category. Based on an ethnography of immortalist communities—those who believe humans can extend their personal existence indefinitely through technological means—and an examination of other institutions involved at the end of life, Abou Farman argues that secular immortalism is an important site to explore the tensions inherent in secularism: how to accept death but extend life; knowing the future is open but your future is finite; that life has meaning but the universe is meaningless. As secularism denies a soul, an afterlife, and a cosmic purpose, conflicts arise around the relationship of mind and body, individual finitude and the infinity of time and the cosmos, and the purpose of life. Immortalism today, Farman argues, is shaped by these historical and culturally situated tensions. Immortalist projects go beyond extending life, confronting dualism and cosmic alienation by imagining (and producing) informatic selves separate from the biological body but connected to a cosmic unfolding. On Not Dying interrogates the social implications of technoscientific immortalism and raises important political questions. Whose life will be extended? Will these technologies be available to all, or will they reproduce racial and geopolitical hierarchies? As human life on earth is threatened in the Anthropocene, why should life be extended, and what will that prolonged existence look like?

Landfill Mountains

release date: Sep 14, 2021
Landfill Mountains
In a world ravaged by the effects of climate change, sixteen-year-old Joe has been left with nothing but mountains full of junk. Conditions are so harsh that he must travel to the city to seek out a cure for Lily, a six-year-old left deathly ill from an avalanche of waste. On his way to the city, he is blown away by a hidden world brimming with storytelling magic.

The Science of Sci-Fi Cinema

release date: Aug 09, 2021
The Science of Sci-Fi Cinema
Science fiction films present hypothetical futures, featuring imagined technological advancements--not yet realized but perhaps (more or less) plausible. Yet how much of what audiences see is within the bounds of possibility? Can we really envision what a black hole looks like? Can dinosaurs really be genetically re-engineered? Originating from an annual Science Fiction Film Series in Denver, Colorado, this volume of essays examines 10 films, with a focus on discerning the possible, the unlikely, and the purely science fictional. With essays by scientists in relevant fields, chapters provide analyses of the movies themselves, along with examination of the actual science (or lack thereof) in each film.

The Little Prince

release date: Jan 17, 2020
The Little Prince
Broken down in the Sahara Desert, a pilot meets an extraordinary Little Prince, travelling across time and space to bring peace to his warring planet. Inua Ellams'' magical retelling of the much loved story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry turns the Little Prince into a descendant of an African race in a parallel galaxy. His journey as a galactic emigrant takes us through solar systems of odd planets with strange beings, addresses climate change and morality, and shows how even a little thing can make a big difference.

Religion, Neuroscience and the Self

release date: Jan 29, 2020
Religion, Neuroscience and the Self
The purpose of this book is to use neuroscience discoveries concerning religious experiences, the Self and personhood to deepen, enhance and interrogate the theological and philosophical set of ideas known as Personalism. McNamara proposes a new eschatological form of personalism that is consistent with current neuroscience models of relevant brain functions concerning the self and personhood and that can meet the catastrophic challenges of the 21st century. Eschatological Personalism, rooted in the philosophical tradition of "Boston Personalism", takes as its starting point the personalist claim that the significance of a self and personality is not fully revealed until it has reached its endpoint, but theologically that end point can only occur within the eschatological realm. That realm is explored in the book along with implications for personalist theory and ethics. Topics covered include the agent intellect, dreams and the imagination, future-orientation and eschatology, phenomenology of Time, social ethics, Love, the challenge of AI, privacy and solitude and the individual ethic of autarchy. This book is an innovative combination of the neuroscientific and theological insights provided by a Personalist viewpoint. As such, it will be of great interest to scholars of Cognitive Science, Theology, Religious Studies and the philosophy of the mind.

The Science of Life and Death in Frankenstein

release date: Oct 22, 2021
The Science of Life and Death in Frankenstein
What is life? This was a question of particular concern for Mary Shelley and her contemporaries. But how did she, and her fellow Romantic writers, incorporate this debate into their work, and how much were they influenced by contemporary science, medicine and personal loss?This book is the first to compile the many attempts in science and medicine to account for life and death in Mary Shelley''s time. It considers what her contemporaries thought of air, blood, sunlight, electricity and other elements believed to be most essential for living. Mary Shelley''s (and her circle''s) knowledge of science and medicine is carefully examined, alongside the work of key scientific and medical thinkers, including John Abernethy, James Curry, Humphry Davy, John Hunter, William Lawrence and Joseph Priestley. Frankenstein demonstrates what Mary Shelley knew of the advice given by medical practitioners for the recovery of persons drowned, hanged or strangled and explores the contemporary scientific basis behind Victor Frankenstein''s idea that life and death were merely ''ideal bounds'' he could transgress in the making of the Creature. Interweaving images of the manuscript, portraits, medical instruments and contemporary diagrams into her narrative, Sharon Ruston shows how this extraordinary tale is steeped in historical scientific and medical thought exploring the fascinating boundary between life and death.

THEORY OF TIME TRAVEL

release date: Jul 15, 2021
THEORY OF TIME TRAVEL
THIS BOOKS DEFINES WHAT IS TIME IN THE BEGINNING.THEN THE AUTHORS EXPLAINS TIME DILATION, WHAT IS TIME TRAVEL,HOW IT IS POSSIBLE,DIFFICULTIES,TIME PARADOXES,TIME TRAVEL THEORIES IN DETAIL , ETC...2 ND PART OF THIS BOOKS SAYS ABOUT THE CONCEPTS OF TIME TRAVEL IN AVENGERS ENDGAME MOVIE.THEORIES ARE EXPLAINED WITH PICTURES .

Quantum Mechanics - a Philosophical Perspective

release date: Sep 17, 2019
Quantum Mechanics - a Philosophical Perspective
This book gives a comprehensive treatment on the historical discoveries and scientific developments concerning the Universe at the atomic and subatomic levels. Discussions begin with classical discoveries on the behavior of the atom to Quantum Mechanics and ends with exciting modern discoveries that are leading us to unlocking the hidden mysteries of reality. “Quantum mechanics describes the behavior of very small objects – the size of atoms or smaller – and it provides the only understanding of the world of the very small. In the world of quantum mechanics, the laws of physics that are familiar from the everyday world no longer work. Instead, events are governed by probabilities. During the time of Newton, it was thought that the Universe ran like clockwork, wound up and set in motion by the Creator, down some utterly predictable path. Newton’s classical mechanics provided plenty of support for this deterministic view of the Universe, a picture that left little place for human free will or chance. Could it really be that we are all puppets following our own preset tracks through life, with no real choice at all? Most scientists were content to let the philosophers debate that question. But it returned, with full force, at the heart of the new physics of the twentieth century.” In Search Of Schrodinger’s Cat – John Gribbin In addition, the various interpretations of quantum phenomena has led scientists and philosophers to a real possibility of finding a connection between matter and consciousness. This book contains no advanced scientific concepts, and no complicated formulas are written down for analysis. However, it does present some simple mathematical related examples in the final chapter. This is presented in order to reinforce the important ideas in QM and maintain a clear understanding of its fundamentals. It is not assumed that the reader has an understanding of Quantum Physics. Therefore the text provides the reader with enough historical and scientific information to insure his or her confidence in understanding the properties and behavior of quantum particle/wave elements.

The Reason for the Darkness of the Night

release date: Jun 15, 2021
The Reason for the Darkness of the Night
Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize | Finalist for the 2022 Edgar Award An innovative biography of Edgar Allan Poe—highlighting his fascination and feuds with science. Decade after decade, Edgar Allan Poe remains one of the most popular American writers. He is beloved around the world for his pioneering detective fiction, tales of horror, and haunting, atmospheric verse. But what if there was another side to the man who wrote “The Raven” and “The Fall of the House of Usher”? In The Reason for the Darkness of the Night, John Tresch offers a bold new biography of a writer whose short, tortured life continues to fascinate. Shining a spotlight on an era when the lines separating entertainment, speculation, and scientific inquiry were blurred, Tresch reveals Poe’s obsession with science and lifelong ambition to advance and question human knowledge. Even as he composed dazzling works of fiction, he remained an avid and often combative commentator on new discoveries, publishing and hustling in literary scenes that also hosted the era’s most prominent scientists, semi-scientists, and pseudo-intellectual rogues. As one newspaper put it, “Mr. Poe is not merely a man of science—not merely a poet—not merely a man of letters. He is all combined; and perhaps he is something more.” Taking us through his early training in mathematics and engineering at West Point and the tumultuous years that followed, Tresch shows that Poe lived, thought, and suffered surrounded by science—and that many of his most renowned and imaginative works can best be understood in its company. He cast doubt on perceived certainties even as he hungered for knowledge, and at the end of his life delivered a mind-bending lecture on the origins of the universe that would win the admiration of twentieth-century physicists. Pursuing extraordinary conjectures and a unique aesthetic vision, he remained a figure of explosive contradiction: he gleefully exposed the hoaxes of the era’s scientific fraudsters even as he perpetrated hoaxes himself. Tracing Poe’s hard and brilliant journey, The Reason for the Darkness of the Night is an essential new portrait of a writer whose life is synonymous with mystery and imagination—and an entertaining, erudite tour of the world of American science just as it was beginning to come into its own.

Vampirology

release date: Jun 08, 2021
Vampirology
Our fascination with the vampire myth has scarcely diminished since Bram Stoker’s publication of the classic Dracula tale in 1897, but how much of the lore is based in fact and can science explain the origins of horror’s most famous fiend? Vampirology charts the murky waters of the vampire myth – from stories found in many cultures across the globe to our sympathetic pop-culture renditions today – to investigate how a scientific interpretation may shed light on the fears and phenomena of the vampire myth.

Medicine The Lies, The Greed & The Death

release date: May 07, 2021
Medicine The Lies, The Greed & The Death
Medicine The Lies, The Greed & The Death The Effects of The Medical Trade, & The Pharma Industry On Your Health Includes - COVID-19 THE UN-TOLD STORY Provides a Detailed Explanation of the Covid-19 Fraud An inside account of the events Before, During and After! CONTENTS Chapter 1 The Cure Found...........................................................................1 The Deceptive Art........................................................................5 By Removing Causes...................................................................5 Chapter 2 Bad Cholesterol: The Myth and The Fraud.........................6 Its not Cholesterol, it is Inflammation...................................7 Chapter 3 The Germ Theory........................................................................9 A Germ Alone is Inefficient as a Grain of Wheat is Ungerminative Without Sunlight, Air and Moisture...........10 The Pasteurian Theory.............................................................12 The Common Cold and Influenza........................................13 Causes of Cholera......................................................................14 False Premises Will Never Lead to a Truth.......................16 The False but Convenient “Truths”......................................17 For Every Disease There is a Germ......................................17 Germ Theory..............................................................................19 The Role of Bacteria.................................................................21 Gut Bacteria By-Product Protects Against Salmonella..22 Salmonellosis: The Guilt is From Your Intestinal Flora.22 The Primary Cause of Disease is not Germs.....................23 Micro-Organisms of Disease are Universal, But Disease is not Universal...............................................................................24 Scientific Bluff............................................................................26 Disease Germs............................................................................29 The Germ Disease Theory.....................................................30 Vis Medicatrix Naturae...........................................................30 People Generally are Awed by Anything they do not Understand.......................................................................................31 Every Grain of Sand is a Metropolis for Bacteria............32 Goodbye to Germ Theory.......................................................32 Inoculations.................................................................................35 Germs............................................................................................37 Germs as a Cause of Disease is a Dying Fallacy................37 Why We Believe Germs do Not Cause Disease................38 The First Commercial Antibiotic..........................................41 Sulfanilamide Poisoning..........................................................42 Cognitive Impairment by Antibiotic-induced Gut Dysbiosis...........................................................................................42 Microbiome Restoration Diet Improves Digestion, Cognition and Physical and Emotional Wellbeing...............43 Prions: Reassessment of the Germ Theory of Disease....45 Antibiotics Effects at the Organ Level.................................45 The Influence of the Gut Microbiota on Brain and Behaviour..........................................................................................46 The Terrain Theory..................................................................48 Chapter 4 The Creation of The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research J.D. Rockefeller''s Involvement...............................................50 Rockefeller Foundation Funding and Medical Education in Toronto, Montreal, and Halifax............................................53 Flexner Report............................................................................54 Medical Association..................................................................56 The Rockefeller Foundation...................................................59 The Three Medical Schools in The United States............61 The Medical School and AMA...............................................61 Medicinal Administrations, Chief Cause of Difference.........................................................................................61 The Progressive and Tolerant School..................................62 Teaching and the Teacher.......................................................63 Chapter 5 Nutrition and Diet Factor Effect of Chronic Vitamin E Deficiency in the Nervous System and Skeletal Musculature..............................................65 Chapter 6 Predisposition to Disease........................................................66 Doctrine of Diathesis................................................................68 Bacteriology Run Mad.............................................................69 What Predisposes to Cancer...................................................69 Heredity........................................................................................70 Gout and Rheumatism.............................................................71 Reappearance not Equivalent to Inheritance....................71 What is Inherited is a Predisposition Not a Disease...............................................................................................72 Hereditary or Particular Habits?...........................................73 Inborn Errors of Metabolism.................................................75 Coexistence of Neurological and Ocular Findings.............................................................................................76 Systemic Manifestations..........................................................76 The Damaged Brain from Iodine Deficiency Cognitive, Behavioural, Neuromotor Aspects............................................77 Chapter 7 Breast Cancer..............................................................................79 Lymph-stasis the Precursor of Cancer................................80 Lymphoid Tissue In Health....................................................81 Lymphangioplasty, A new method for the relief of the brawny arm of breast-cancer, and for similar conditions of lymphatic Oedema.........................................................................82 Lymph-Stasis, The Precursor of Breast Cancer...............85 Lymphatic Obstruction as the Cause of Chronic Mastitis..............................................................................................86 Chronic Mastitis........................................................................86 Prevention in the Light of Aetiology...................................87 The Real Story Behind the Pink Ribbon.............................88 Note on Antiperspirants..........................................................92 Breast Cancer Screening.........................................................93 Intestinal Toxaemia in its Relation to Cancer...................95 Constipation and Breast Cancer...........................................96 National Health and Examination Survey.........................98 Chapter 8 Genetic Fudge..........................................................................100 Genetics Another Medical Trade Fantasy.......................104 Ichthyosis...................................................................................105 Medical Trade Research, Cancer Research UK, and Big Pharma............................................................................................106 Identification of the Breast Cancer Susceptibility Gene BRCA2.............................................................................................107 Cancer Classification with DNA Microarrays, is: Less More?...............................................................................................108 The new class of potentially transformative Medicines to treat diseases Caused by Protein or Gene Dysfunction....108 Graves Disease.........................................................................110 Resolving Graves Disease Thorough Lifestyle Changes...........................................................................................111 Epilepsy......................................................................................111 Treatment and Prevention of Certain Mental Disorders........................................................................................113 Aetiological Factors: Heredity.............................................119 States of Toxaemia.................................................................126 Delirium Tremens...................................................................127 Fatal Familial Insomnia FFI.................................................127 The Genetic Swindle..............................................................128 Alzheimer’s Disease Genetics..............................................130 The Neurotoxic Effect of Aluminum salts was First Demonstrated by Scherp and Church....................................131 Alzheimer''s Disease No Longer A Mystery.....................132 Aluminum - Alzheimer''s Smoking Gun?..........................132 Aluminum Is Known To Be a Potent Neurotoxin.........133 The Body Burden of Aluminium........................................136 Alzheimer’s Disease Might Now Be Considered as an Acute Response to Chronic Intoxication by Aluminium.137 Chapter 9 The Microbiome and its Influence on Genetics.............140 Understanding What Exactly is Heredity as a Factor...141 Definitions.................................................................................142 The Microbiome and Disease..............................................142 What Is The Microbiome?....................................................144 Growth and Development is not due to the Genetic Blueprint Alone.............................................................................146 Your DNA is not a Blueprint...............................................146 Chapter 10 Chorea........................................................................................148 Aetiology....................................................................................148 St. Vitus Dance.........................................................................149 Association with Rheumatism and other Morbid States................................................................................................154 The Relation between the Nervous Manifestations (or Chorea) and the Rheumatic Process as Indicating the Nature of the Disease..................................................................154 A Study of the Heart Wall in Diphtheria, Rheumatic Fever, and Chorea …...................................................................155 The Cure of Chorea................................................................156 Nervous and Brain Disorders..............................................159 Psychoses with Huntington’s Chorea................................160 Chorea And Its Treatment....................................................161 Research done by the Medical Trade on Huntington''s Disease.............................................................................................166 Chapter 11 Nanotechnology......................................................................169 Tiny Science, Huge Concern...............................................173 Does Nanotechnology Pose Health Risks?......................174 Chapter 12 Vaccines.....................................................................................176 Vaccination and General Enervation................................176 Immunization and Auto-immunization..........................179 Chiropractic views on Vaccination....................................180 Combined Live Measles-Mumps-Rubella (RA 27-3) Virus Vaccine and Live Rubella (RA 27/3) Virus Vaccine............................................................................................181 Measles Vaccine And The Central Nervous System.............................................................................................182 Behavioural Disorders included Autism..........................183 British Court Throws Out Conviction of Autism / Vaccine MD: Andrew Wakefield’s Co-Author Completely Exonerated.....................................................................................183 Autism and Vaccines CDC Whistle-Blower Exposes Vaccine Dangers, Lies, and Cover-Ups.................................184 The Tiny List of Vaccines That The Medical Trade and The NHS in England Recommends to be given to:...........185 The Vaccine War.....................................................................187 Adverse Events After Routine Immunization of Extremely Low-Birth-Weight Infants...................................187 Vaccines Little Profit.............................................................188 Vaccines Profit Ahead of the Public Good......................188 Vaccine Industry Has Absolute Legal Immunity...........189 Ingredients, Components Excipients Found In Vaccines..........................................................................................191 Health Does Not Come From Injecting Poison Into The Blood-stream.................................................................................192 Chapter 13 On the Treatment of Small-Pox.........................................194 Chapter 14 Aspirin........................................................................................202 Aspirin and Pulmonary Edema...........................................202 The 1918 Flu Epidemic.........................................................205 Harmful Medication...............................................................209 A Very Commonly Used Drug............................................210 The Deadly Harm of Aspirin...............................................210 The Action of Aspirin............................................................211 Aspirin “Salicylic Acid” or Common Aspirin..................212 Aspirin as a Poison..................................................................213 Aspirin Poisoning....................................................................213 Diagnosis of Poisoning by Acetylsalicylic Acid..............215 Suppression of Urine in Aspirin Poisoning.....................216 Acute Respiratory Failure in the Adult.............................218 Renal Papillary Necrosis.......................................................218 Salicylate Hepatotoxicity, Differential diagnosis of Reye’s Syndrome.....................................................................219 Serious Adverse Reactions Caused by Commonly used Drugs................................................................................................219 Barbiturate Poisoning............................................................221 Acute and Chronic Effects of Aspirin Toxicity..............221 Aspirin, like all other Drugs is a Poison............................223 Chapter 15 Influenza....................................................................................224 Influenza, Diphtheria, Scarlet Fever,and Smallpox in Chicago...........................................................................................227 Pathologic Anatomy, and Bacteriology of Influenza....232 Pulmonary Tuberculosis.......................................................236 Spanish Influenza Precautions............................................236 Influenza and Diphtheria......................................................237 Antitoxin Treatment of Diphtheria in England and the Influenza.........................................................................................238 Epistaxis, Nasal Diphtheria and the Epidemic of Influenza.........................................................................................240 Septic Infections......................................................................243 Influenza....................................................................................245 General Statistics Influenza Cases Johns Hopkins Hospital...........................................................................................247 Chapter 16 New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group...............................................................................................250 The New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG) 1st Annual Report December 2014-December 2015.................................................................251 Annex C- NERVTAG forward work plan: areas/future subcommittees, Ongoing work areas commenced upon in 2015..................................................................................................255 New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group...............................................................................................256 Chapter 17 Pfeiffer''s Bacillus.....................................................................261 Journal of Experimental Medicine....................................262 Journal Articles........................................................................263 Bacterium Pneumosintes......................................................264 Insights from Pigs...................................................................266 The Word Virus Appears It''s First Mention....................267 Chapter 18 COVID-19 THE UN-TOLD STORY...........................................272 A Cold by Any Other Name Is Still a Cold......................273 What causes the flu? How is it different from a cold?..274 Clinical Progress of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)..............................................................................................275 Characteristics of 2019 Novel Coronavirus....................276 Ringing Bells.............................................................................276 Declarations of Interest.........................................................279 Project SIDA.............................................................................281 Coromandel Hospital Board................................................282 Note Concerning The Virus Theory.................................283 What is a Virus?.......................................................................286 Description of Viruses...........................................................286 Problems of Virus Multiplication.......................................288 Pre-Coronavirus Epidemic..................................................291 PATH..........................................................................................292 Bill and Melinda Gates Announce $100 Million Gift Establish Bill & Melinda Gates Children''s Vaccine Program..........................................................................................292 PATH Drug Solutions............................................................293 PATH Vaccine Solutions......................................................293 International Vaccine Institute, Seoul, Korea.................294 International Vaccine Institute Receives $40 Million Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.............295 Global Fund for Children''s Vaccine Approve Support to 8 More Countries 5 Year Commitment Now Exceeds $250 Million..................................................................................296 International Vaccine Institute...........................................298 Sabin Vaccine Institute..........................................................303 The Unrestricted Warfare Symposium 2006..................304 What is Unrestricted Warfare?............................................304 The National Critical Challenge.........................................306 Unrestricted Warfare Symposium, 2007..........................306 The Molecular And Cellular Basis For How SARS CoV Impacts the Host Immune System Resulting in Severe SARS................................................................................................307 Unrestricted Warfare Symposium, 2009.........................311 WHO Announces First Global Pandemic in 40 Years..311 We’re Being Played.................................................................313 The Guardian launches Global Development Website with Gates Foundation...............................................................314 Guardian News & Media Ltd..............................................315 The Guardian British Daily Newspaper..........................315 Examples of Corporate Strategies to Influence Public Health Promotion........................................................................316 Distortion of Science..............................................................316 Financial Tactics......................................................................316 Products and Services............................................................316 Where Does the Money Come From?...............................316 Who Benefits? Where Does the Money Go?...................318 New Vaccines: Gates Foundation''s Philanthropy or Business?.........................................................................................319 Costly for Poor People...........................................................319 The Vested Interests...............................................................320 Decade of Vaccines: The Global Vaccine Action Plan..320 Unrestricted Warfare.............................................................321 The Flip Side to Bill Gates Charity Billions....................322 FRED - A Framework For Reconstructing Epidemic Dynamics........................................................................................325 Vaccine Modelling Initiative................................................327 Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus.........330 Five-in-one Pentavalent Vaccine........................................331 Public Health Laboratories...................................................334 Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Vaccine Empire on Trial in India..................................................................................335 The Wrong PATH...................................................................337 Wrong Dose..............................................................................338 Elderly Person Dies Every 7 Minutes...............................339 The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations....................................................................................343 Financial Times Ltd................................................................345 Wuhan Institute of Virology................................................348 U.S. Government $7 Billion Stockpile of Medication..348 Bill Gates Warns 30 Million People Could Die From Flu Pandemic.................................................................................349 Influenza (Seasonal)................................................................351 The $1 Billion Syphilis Infections Lawsuit......................354 Bat Coronaviruses in China.................................................356 NO TIME TO WAIT..............................................................357 Antibiotics Market to Reach $63.34 Billion by 2026....359 Brazil’s Pharmaceutical Market Value Will Approach US$55 Billion................................................................................360 The Pharmaceutical Industry in Brazil.............................361 Chief Medical Advisor...........................................................362 2019-2020 Hong Kong Ongoing Protests.......................363 Event 201 Model.....................................................................365 Event 201 Players....................................................................373 Pandemic Simulation Exercise Spotlights Massive Preparedness Gap........................................................................379 Vaccine Stock Procurement.................................................379 The Virus Outbreak................................................................381 Professor Mauro Ferrari becomes the 4th President of the European Research Council...............................................381 Alarming: 1 in 5 Deaths due to Sepsis...............................383 The Birth of A Rumour..........................................................384 First Test for Novel Coronavirus.......................................387 Prof. Dr. Christian Drosten, Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin...............................................................................................387 Covid-19 is shown to be novel coronavirus, structurally related to virus that causes SARS............................................389 The Example of Greenland..................................................390 The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations Part II...............................................................................................390 First Lenin Statue, Victory for the Marxist-Leninist Party.................................................................................................393 An Extra £5 Billion for the NHS.........................................396 The Naming of the Virus......................................................396 First British Case.....................................................................397 The Voice of Reason...............................................................397 U.S. Government $8 Billion Stockpile of Medication..397 Public request to take Stronger Measures of Social Distancing across the UK with Immediate Effect..............398 Herd Immunity and the Benefits of Vaccination...........399 The Imperial College Report Convincing Boris Johnson for a Lockdown............................................................................400 Please Note...............................................................................402 It Has Emerged........................................................................402 Imperial College London’s Model of the Covid-19 disease based on undocumented, 13-year-old computer code..................................................................................................403 Professor Neil Ferguson: high priest of Liberal Hospital Management and Inventor of the Generalized Containment Against Covid-19.........................................................................404 The Creation of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control.............................................................404 Intellectual Fraud: Covid-19 Neil Ferguson, the Liberal Lyssenko.........................................................................................405 Professor Ferguson is the European reference for Epidemic Modelling....................................................................406 Controversy with Professor Didier Raoult......................408 Covid-19 - Interim Clinical Guidance..............................409 Laboratory and Radiographic Findings............................411 Chronic Metabolic Disease, Obesity and Poor Diet.....412 COVID-19 & Underlying Conditions...............................415 COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator Awards $20 Million in Initial Grants to Fund Clinical Trials................418 Lord Sumption on Coronavirus.........................................419 FDA Requests Removal of All Ranitidine Products (Zantac) from the Market..........................................................421 Ranitidine Sold Under the Trade Name Zantac Among Others..............................................................................................422 Side Effects................................................................................423 US$100 Billion for Hospitals and other Medical Providers.........................................................................................424 State Aid: Commission approves £50 Billion UK “umbrella” Scheme to Support the Economy in the Coronavirus Outbreak...............................................................425 EU Science Chief Resigns with Blast at Coronavirus Response.........................................................................................426 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Immunization, Infectious Diseases, and Influenza (Flu)...429 WHO Launched an Appeal in March for US$675 Million to Help Fight the Coronavirus Pandemic and is Reported to be Planning a Fresh Appeal for At Least US$1Billion......430 Vaccine Mania Drives Continued Lockdown................431 Social Distancing: “Indefinitely”.........................................432 £4.5 Billion + £300 Million................................................432 NHS Funding...........................................................................432 Why we must be wary of Philanthropic Contributions by Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and other Billionaires.........................433 Master and servant.................................................................433 Governments Must Act Now to Stop 265 Million Starving Warns World Food Programme.............................434 The Scottish government wants to modernise and consolidate the law on what people are permitted to say to each other.......................................................................................435 Professor Lockdown..............................................................437 Court Rules Insurers can Collect US$12 Billion under Health Care Law..........................................................................437 Madagascar President presents herbal drink against COVID-19......................................................................................438 Why Do So Many NHS Nightingale Hospitals Remain Empty?.............................................................................................438 Half the Global Workforce Could Lose Their Livelihoods Due To The Pandemic........................................439 Bristol Nightingale Hospital still Empty Week after construction work was finished...............................................446 Nightingale Hospitals Empty...............................................446 Amazon Reports US$75.5 Billion Revenue First Quarter of 2020............................................................................447 America’s $4 Trillion Medical Trade Sector...................447 Average patient requiring hospital treatment for Covid-19 will incur a bill totalling $72,000 over a 12-day stay...448 Health Insurance Premiums Could Rise by Over 40% Due to Coronavirus.....................................................................448 Operation Warp Speed..........................................................449 China to Impose Security Law in Hong Kong Heralding The End of City’s Autonomy....................................................451 Lockdown Measures Resulted in Economic Devastation also Resulted in More Deaths...................................................451 Prominent German Prof Says COVID-19 Lockdown “Completely Unnecessary”, “Unbelievably Damaging To The Economy”...............................................................................452 Imperial College London Report No.23 COVID-19 in the United States..........................................................................453 Gavi Advance Market Commitment for COVID-19 Vaccines (Gavi Covax AMC).....................................................455 India Pledges 15 Million.......................................................456 Vaccine Summit Raise £7 Billion........................................456 Saudi Arabia pledges $150 Million....................................456 The Case of the Countries That didn''t Forced Social Distancing.......................................................................................457 Sweden; Population 10 Million..........................................457 Sweden Influenza Seasons 2015–16 to 2018–19..........457 Influenza-related mortality..................................................458 Unusually Many Sick, Season 2017–2018.......................458 Deaths in Retirement & Care Homes................................459 Deaths in Healthcare Establishment..................................459 Taiwan; Population 23 Million...........................................460 Nicaragua; Population 6 Million Number of Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 in Nicaragua..................................460 Tanzania Population 56 Million Number of Deaths Attributed to COVID-19............................................................461 Countries that Reported No Deaths from Covid-19...461 Coronavirus Symptoms.........................................................462 Comorbidity.............................................................................462 Since the Influenza.................................................................468 Comorbidity Symptoms in Coronavirus Pneumonia..468 First UK Cases..........................................................................469 Tamiflu.......................................................................................470 Each year Enormous Effort goes into Producing Influenza Vaccines for that specific year and delivering them to appropriate sections of the population. Is this Effort Justified?.............................................................................473 Laryngeal Injury after Prolonged Tracheal Intubation.......................................................................................474 Pulmonary Complications Following Surgery or Trauma - The Vicious Circle.....................................................................475 Common Postoperative Pulmonary Complications.....477 Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA)............................................................................................479 Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust Fund......................481 Influenza (Flu) Vaccine; Shoulder Injury Related to Vaccine Administration (SIRVA).............................................481 Below-median awards limited to past pain and suffering..........................................................................................481 History of SIRVA Settlement and Proffer........................482 In 20 Years No Vaccine for SARS......................................483 SARS Vaccine within Reach................................................483 Development of a SARS Coronavirus Vaccine..............484 Vaccine Development............................................................485 If Vaccines Make Me Immune, Why do I Have to Get a Flu Shot Every Year?................................................................488 Vaccine Effectiveness in the United States During the 2018–2019 Season..................................................................489 Vaccine Effectiveness in Europe During the 2016–17 & 2017–18 Season................................................489 Types of Influenza Viruses...................................................490 Naming Influenza Viruses....................................................490 Influenza Vaccine Viruses....................................................491 Vaccination in the Context of Sjögren''s Syndrome......492 In the Midst of Chaos, There is Also Opportunity........493 The Reason Every Year We Need a Different Influenza Vaccine............................................................................................494 The H1N1 Vaccine Tragedy was Played out in 3 Acts.494 Conditions that Appear as a Sign of the Overgrowth of any Certain type Bacteria..........................................................495 Flu Season Deaths...................................................................500 France – Flu Season...............................................................500 2017-2018 Germany – Flu Season....................................500 2017-2018 Spain – Flu Season............................................500 2018-2019 Spain – Flu Season............................................500 2013 to 2017 Italy – Flu Season..........................................502 2016 to 2017 Italy – Flu Season..........................................503 2013-2015 South Africa – Flu Season...............................503 2017-2018 United Kingdom – Flu Season......................504 2012-2013 United States - Flu Season..............................504 2017-2018 United States - Flu Season..............................505 2018-2019 United States - Flu Season..............................505 2019-2020 United States - Flu Season..............................506 U.S. Deaths by Flu...................................................................506 Is Pneumonia Increasing?.....................................................506 Deaths by COVID-19.............................................................507 The Virus Travelled All Over the World From Wuhan.............................................................................................507 The October to March Pattern, The Winter Season Pattern.............................................................................................508 Then Something Happened that was Also Unexpected a few years ago in Brazil, there was an Epidemic Caused by Zika Virus.......................................................................................510 There is a Certain Tendency in History, in People to Always Blame Others for a Problem......................................512 The Species Barrier.................................................................512 The Madness H1N1................................................................513 The Lack of Sober Analyses and Sensible Predictions by the Medical Trade........................................................................514 The Imperial College London COVID19 Report..........514 Johns Hopkins University COVID19 Report................516 The Australia''s Example........................................................520 The Media Hysteria, and the Scientific Erroneous Medical Trade Alarming Predictions................................520 Staying at Home and Away From Others (Social Distancing).....................................................................................521 Actual Number of Deaths Attributed to COVID-19 in Australia..........................................................................................522 Ischaemic Strokes...................................................................522 Haemorrhagic Strokes...........................................................523 What People do when they are Forced into Lockdown.......................................................................................523 Peribronchial Lymph Nodes................................................529 Stress and Colds......................................................................531 Influenza....................................................................................533 Encephalitis...............................................................................533 Nature of the Disease.............................................................535 Relation to Influenza..............................................................535 Symptoms of Encephalitis....................................................535 Meningitis.................................................................................536 Encephalitis...............................................................................536 Symptoms of Encephalitis include.....................................536 But What Exactly Is a “Flu-Related Death”? How Does the Flu Kill?....................................................................................539 Koch Postulate.........................................................................541 The Common Virus in Permanently Circulation..........542 What You Need to Know About Infectious Disease.....544 The Common Symptoms that viruses Cause..................545 Understanding of Human-Virus Relations.....................547 All the Gut''s a Stage, and all the Microbes Merely Players.............................................................................................548 ANEPIDEM For the treatment of the Common Cold and Influenza.................................................................................550 Tuberculosis Deaths Worldwide in 2018.........................553 The Effects of Isolation..........................................................553 The Problem of the Advantages of Isolation...................554 Say A Ban Wont Help.............................................................556 Sweden Lock-down: What Lock-down?..........................558 End All Restrictions, they were Unnecessary, University Researchers Say............................................................................561 The 1917 Philadelphia Influenza Outbreak....................562 The 1918 Philadelphia 3rd October Parade Fact Checked..........................................................................................562 The Detrimental Effects of Bans upon Health................568 Leukocyte Redeployment During Exercise and Recovery.........................................................................................568 Stress Weakens the Immune System.................................569 Interconnection Between the Nervous and Immune System.............................................................................................570 The Stay At Home Nonsense...............................................571 Coronavirus and Somatization...........................................573 NIH Institutes..........................................................................575 NIH Centers.............................................................................577 Medical Research Council....................................................578 Chapter 19 The Sepsis Factor....................................................................580 Etiology of the Epidemic Acute Respiratory Infections Commonly called Influenza......................................................583 Bacteria, Endotoxin, Sepsis - Immunoglobulin M........592 Damage to Cells by Pore-Forming Bacterial Toxins....592 From Systemic Inflammatory Response Syndrome (SIRS); to Bacterial Sepsis with Shock; to Multiple Organ Dysfunction Syndrome (MODS); to Cardiovascular Collapse...........................................................................................593 The Sepsis Factor....................................................................596 Influenza A Virus Infection Predisposes to Fatal Septicemia following Superinfection with Streptococcus Pneumoniae...................................................................................604 The Role of Sepsis...................................................................605 The Diagnosis...........................................................................606 Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation.........................607 Pathophysiology......................................................................608 Deep Vein Thrombosis & Pulmonary Embolism..........609 It Was a Complete Chinese Tale.........................................609 Coagulation: D-Dimer and Covid-19...............................610 Covid-19 Associated Thrombotic Immune Response.........................................................................................611 Severe Viral Pneumonia........................................................614 Coagulopathy...........................................................................615 Meningococcal Sepsis............................................................616 Chapter 20 First Case Reports From Italy.............................................618 A Cardiologist From Another City Says...........................619 Worsening of Coronavirus Infection may be Related to the Formation of Micrococoagules in Blood Vessels........631 Inflammatory Storm...............................................................631 Covid-19 Treatment with Anticoagulant........................633 Community Acquired Pneumonia.....................................636 Hospital Acquired Pneumonia............................................636 Clinical Classification of Interstitial Lung Disease.......638 Mortality Rate for Hospital-Acquired Pneumonia ranges from 38% to more than 70%........................................639 Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia.....................................639 Characteristics of SARS-CoV-2 patients dying in Italy...................................................................................................645 The Covid-19 Report – Italy...............................................649 The Covid-19 Report – Spain.............................................649 Chapter 21 Air Pollution Factor................................................................654 Spain............................................................................................655 Central Spain Factors.............................................................655 Brazil...........................................................................................656 State of Ceará...........................................................................656 Sao Paulo...................................................................................657 Manaus, Brazil.........................................................................657 Manaus is Among the Cities with the Worst Air Quality in the Country...............................................................................659 Guayaquil, Ecuador................................................................659 The city of Guayaquil is probably the largest city in Ecuador and it has the same population as Quito..............661 USA.............................................................................................662 The Inflated Coronavirus Death Counts.........................662 Guidelines for Cases of Deaths During COVID-19.....663 Piauí State..................................................................................663 Wuhan, China...........................................................................664 Northern Italy..........................................................................664 Sweden.......................................................................................664 Chapter 22 Pneumococcal Influenza Pneumonia................................665 Influenza, Pneumococcal and Herpes Zoster Infections........................................................................................667 Pneumococcal Influenza.......................................................668 Chlamydophila Pneumoniae................................................684 Pulmonary Fibrosis: Role of Chlamydophila Pneumoniae Infection.................................................................685 Chapter 23 The Shedding Light on the Covid-19 Panic....................686 What Are Corona viruses?....................................................686 Spreading Fear Element........................................................686 Why "APPARENT" Mortality Rate?...................................687 The Pressing Questions Are.................................................687 Excessive Fear..........................................................................688 The King is Naked..................................................................689 The Financial Troubles of Italy...........................................701 Why is Italy still the sick man of Europe?........................702 Challenging Debt.....................................................................702 Macron, Merkel Agree €500 Billion Virus Recovery Plan for Europe.............................................................................702 Under the Scheme, Italy would be set to Receive Up To €100 Billion Euros in Grants...................................................703 COVID-19 “pandemic” lockdown in Italy.......................705 Increases in Mortality are Seen Each Winter..................705 Is the Flu less Dangerous than Covid-19?........................706 We Took The Samples To The Laboratory.....................709 Prof. Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, MD............................................709 Prof. Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi, MD, Open Letter to Angela Merkel.............................................................................................711 Determining the Cause of Death........................................715 Health Effects of PM..............................................................716 Air Pollution Country Fact Sheet.......................................718 Size, Shape & Solubility Matter..........................................719 Drug Induced Pulmonary Injury........................................720 Pulmonary Drug Toxicity.....................................................721 Drug Induced Interstitial Lung Disease............................722 Drug Induced Pulmonary Disease......................................723 Catching The Covid-19 Virus.............................................725 BLM Protests............................................................................727 WHO Advice Says Asymptomatic COVID-19 Patients “very rarely” Spread Virus.........................................................727 Chapter 24 A Hole is a Hole.......................................................................728 Bacterial Toxigenesis.............................................................729 Exotoxin and Enterotoxin....................................................730 Pathogenic Micro-Organisms and Man...........................731 Exotoxins...................................................................................732 Toxic Shock Syndrome.........................................................732 Exotoxins Are Required for the Pathogenesis of Staphylococcus Aureus Pneumonia........................................733 Caries: The Metabolic Waste of Oral Bacteria...............734 The Carious Process in Enamel..........................................735 The Carious Process in Dentine.........................................735 Chapter 25 Treatment of Influenza.........................................................736 Influenza and Its Osteopathic Management...................738 Germs.........................................................................................739 What is a Germ?.......................................................................739 What Are the Types of Germs?...........................................739 Bacteria are not usually harmful.........................................740 Typhoid Fever, Paratyphoid Fever, and Food Poisoning........................................................................................745 The Prevention of Influenza Based on the Germ Theory.............................................................................................745 Latest Details Concerning the Germs of Influenza.......748 The Clinical Picture of the Influenzal Epidemic of Respiratory Disease.....................................................................749 Chapter 26 Toxic Load................................................................................752 Paralysis Agitans......................................................................754 Cimetidine.................................................................................755 Aluminium Antacids..............................................................755 Idiocracy....................................................................................756 Chemical Modified the DNA...............................................757 The Chemical Toxicity Load in Our Food......................758 Health Problems of Today....................................................758 Prevention and Treatment...................................................758 The Role of: The Lymphatic Tissues of Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Mucosal Membranes...................................759 TEFLON - Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Thyroid Disease, High Cholesterol, Pre-Eclampsia, Ulcerative Colitis..............................................................................................759 Why PFOA is Dangerous......................................................760 DuPont Lawsuits.....................................................................760 American Cancer Society.....................................................761 The HIV/AIDS.........................................................................762 Spreading HIV/AIDS Research...........................................764 HIV/AIDS Research...............................................................766 Questioning the HIV-AIDS Hypothesis: 30 Years of Dissent.............................................................................................768 HIV Does Not Meet Koch''s Postulates.............................772 SARS Still Does Not Meet Koch''s Postulates..................775 Viruses and Koch''s Postulates..............................................776 “Growth in Pure Culture” Leads to a loss of virulence.........................................................................................779 The Birth of Modern Virology............................................780 Rivers Criteria..........................................................................782 99% of Those Who Died From Virus in Italy Had Other Illness...............................................................................................785 Forensic Doctor “Nobody has died of Covid-19 in Hamburg without previous illness”........................................785 Global Virus Network...........................................................786 Internationally Renowned Virologist Christian Bréchot Appointed President of the Global Virus Network..........786 “People Are Scared” The fight against a deadly Virus No One Has Heard Of.......................................................................787 Ancient HTLV-1 Virus Making A Comeback in Australia..........................................................................................788 GVN-Singapore.......................................................................790 Breakthrough Research by Scientists on Chikungunya Virus.................................................................................................791 Global Virus Network Launches Anticipation & Preparedness Taskforce.............................................................791 “The Hot Zone” Scenario - Will It Happen Again?........794 The Zika.....................................................................................799 Common Coincidences.........................................................801 The Mayaro...............................................................................801 Mexico: Worries About Mayaro Fever.............................802 Mayaro: An Emerging Viral Threat?.................................802 What was SARS?......................................................................803 The Hanta..................................................................................803 Hanta Virus, Medicine Men, and the Other....................804 Viral Infection & Kidney Disease.......................................805 Chapter 27 Medicine At Best A Dubious Science, And At Worst Fraudulent......................................................................................807 The Genes Question...............................................................808 Pharma Factor in Genetics...................................................809 Vemurafenib Side effects......................................................810 Vemurafenib Drug Toxicity.................................................810 Vemurafenib marketed as Zelboraf...................................811 Biotechnology..........................................................................812 Everything Smells Like Fudge.............................................813 Until we get back to the old methods medical science will not progress...........................................................................813 In Conclusion...........................................................................813 Advise to the Medical Trade................................................816 The Absence of Autopsies for Covid-19 Deaths in Italy...................................................................................................816 Everything Was Piloted In A Certain Direction From The Beginning...............................................................................819 Epidemic Diseases Influenza...............................................820 The Cause of Influenza..........................................................821 Cardiac Pulmonic Balance....................................................824 The following Account of Influenza..................................824 The 3rd Stage of Syphilis......................................................826 The Arrest of Consumption.................................................827 Influenza Always Traverse the Globe from East to West..................................................................................................835 “Complications” of Influenza...............................................837 Respiratory Disease kills 150,000 People per Year.......845 Combined Infections..............................................................846 Everybody Speculation was they had AIDS....................847 Chapter 28 Patient Data Available for Sale to Pharmaceutical Companies......................................................................................848 NHS Records “Sold to Insurers”.........................................848 Warning over Data Grabbed by Smart Gadgets.............849 Health Secretary Caught on a Secretive Trip to the US.....................................................................................................850 Google Received 1.6 Million NHS Patients Data..........850 My Vision for a More Tech-Driven NHS........................851 Patient Data from GP Surgeries Sold to US Companies......................................................................................852 Drugs Giants Have Access to Your Health Records......853 The Vaccine Taskforce UK..................................................853 Ministers have spent £10 Billion on bungled Test and Trace system..................................................................................854 Tests Only Work in 7% of the Cases, 93% have a False Sense of Security..........................................................................854 The Diversion of Public Money and the Vested Interests of Commercial Companies....................................855 Coronavirus Tests that Don''t Exist could cost £100 Billion..............................................................................................855 Sir Patrick Vallance................................................................856 World Bank $12 Billion for COVID-19 vaccines..........856 £12 Billion Paid to Private Companies to help Run the System.............................................................................................858 Serco Group Plc.......................................................................858 Kate Bingham...........................................................................860 UK''s Vaccine Taskforce Chief Shared Documents in US.....................................................................................................861 Edward Argar Minister for Health....................................863 The Untold Story of Moderna Race for a COVID-19 Vaccine............................................................................................864 China Study Warns of Possible New “Pandemic Virus” from Pigs.........................................................................................866 China Records Case of Bubonic Plague............................866 China Records Case of Dengue Virus...............................867 Symptoms of Dengue Virus.................................................870 Pneumonia Kills a Child Every 39 Seconds, Health Agencies Say..................................................................................871 World Health Organization Welcomes Facebook Pledge to Curb Anti-Vaccine Misinformation....................871 The Tobacco Epidemic..........................................................872 World Number of Deaths by Cause 2017........................872 Covid-19 Global Deaths........................................................873 Global Daily Deaths 2017.....................................................873 With only 4,291 claimed deaths ….....................................874 Covid-19 Deaths by Country 11 March 2020................875 Covid-19 Daily Deaths..........................................................876 Respiratory Disease................................................................876 Covid19 Deaths in China......................................................877 Pathology Encountered at Autopsy...................................877 The CDC....................................................................................879 The WHO..................................................................................880 Metabolic Linkages Between Air Pollution and Cardiorespiratory Function......................................................881 Pneumonia: “Captain of the Men of Death”....................883 Risks Inconsistent Results and Lack of Evidence from Influenza Vaccines.......................................................................888 Inactivated Influenza Vaccine Adjuvanted......................889 Possible Cause of the Coronavirus Pandemic: Immune Interference Between The Vaccine Adjuvant Influenza and SARS-CoV-2......................................................890 Mortality rate of Coronavirus per 100,000 people in Spain as of 23 July 2020..............................................................895 Reflections on the Measures Adopted by the State and Basque Sanitary Administration..............................................896 The Five Uncertainties of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) PCR Test.........................................................................................898 Asymptomatics.........................................................................900 Masks..........................................................................................901 Influenza Vaccination and Mortality Rate.......................902 Relationship of COVID-19 to Flu......................................904 The Lockdown Farce.............................................................905 World Economic Forum.......................................................906 EAT Forum...............................................................................907 Bill Gates Revealed as Largest Private Farmland Owner in US................................................................................................909 The Destructive Impact of Billionaires............................911 Breastfeeding Isn''t Natural and It Makes Moms Anti-vaxxers............................................................................................912 MHRA Awarded £1.3 Million For Collaboration with Gates Foundation and the World Health Organisation....914 Susan Michie............................................................................915 Susan Hopkins.........................................................................916 Susan Desmond-Hellmann Elected to Pfizer’s Board of Directors.........................................................................................917 Former Gates Foundation Counsellor at Pfizer.............917 £18 Billion “Cash for Cronies” Scandal............................919 Canadian Government Won''t say Who Got $240 Billion of Dollars in Aid...........................................................................920 Americans Need to be Prepared For the Possibility that they Get Unwell After Coronavirus Vaccine.......................921 Lessons of the Influenza Epidemic Epidemiology and Clinical Aspects.............................................................................921 Epidemic Encephalo-Myelitis and Influenza..................922 A Case of Aspirin Poisonings...............................................923 Profiteering From the Pandemic........................................925 Hypocrisy..................................................................................926 Oxford University Farce.......................................................926 Germany - Severe Cerebral Venous Thrombosis..........927 Italy - Manslaughter Investigation Following Death Hours After Inoculation............................................................928 Italy - No Sign of Link Between Death and Vaccination was Found......................................................................................928 South Korea - Investigates Deaths of 2 who Received COVID-19 vaccine......................................................................929 Denmark - Woman Die After AstraZeneca Shot..........929 Norway -After Another Health Worker Dies.................929 Spain - Death of Marbella Teacher Following AstraZeneca Vaccine...................................................................930 Austria - Suspended AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 Vaccine After Death of One Person and Illness in Another After Shots.................................................................................................930 Italy - Probe in 3 Deaths After AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine............................................................................................930 Thrombocytopenia Following Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine.........................................................................931 Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation Following AstraZeneca Covid-19 Vaccine...............................................932 Potemkin Parliament, Pseudo-Legislature......................933 The World''s Largest Philanthropic Foundations...........935 Private-Sector Billionaires Setting Global Agenda.......935 Gates & Rockefeller Using Their Influence To Set Agenda.............................................................................................937 The Gates Foundation has Purchased Shares in 9 Big Pharmaceutical Companies.......................................................938 Chairman Gates Has Already Built Some Ties With The Drugs Industry.....................................................................938 Matt Hancock and the think tank that wants NHS “abolished”......................................................................................939 3 Weeks to Flatten the Wave...............................................940 “Nobody is safe” Hancock Reminds the Covid Threat Hasn''t Gone Away........................................................................942 Matt Hancock Holds Shares In Sister''s Firm That Won NHS Contracts..............................................................................942 Lower Deaths in 2020 than in 2019...................................943 Only 50 Individuals Under Age of 40 Without Underlying Conditions died from Covid-19 Since the Start of the Pandemic............................................................................943 Florida - Death After Covid-19 Vaccine..........................944 Indiana - Deaths After Covid-19 Vaccine........................944 California - Death After Covid-19 Vaccine.....................945 Health Experts Urge Confidence in Vaccine After Superstar’s Death.........................................................................946 Norway - Deaths After Covid-19 Vaccine......................946 Germany - Deaths After Covid-19 Vaccine....................947 France - Deaths After Covid-19 Vaccine.........................947 India - Deaths After Covid-19 Vaccine............................948 Another Health Worker Dies After Taking Covid-19 Vaccine, Gurugram official says ‘not related to vaccination.....................................................................................948 Other Cases Across India......................................................948 Health Care Worker Dies After Second Dose of Covid Vaccine, Orange County, California......................................950 First Covid19 Vaccines in England....................................951 95% of Care Homes in England have been Vaccinated951 Care Home Deaths After Vaccination...............................951 Spain - 7 Deaths After Covid-19 Vaccine........................952 Valencia - Death After Second Doses of Covid19 Vaccine............................................................................................952 Sweden - Bans AstraZeneca Vaccine For Over-65s.....953 We Were Told It Would Lead To Nearly 100,000........953 Madagascar Population 28 Million....................................954 Madagascar Refuses Covid-19 Vaccine............................954 Tanzania Population 60 Million.........................................954 Tanzania Says No Plans in Place to Accept COVID-19 Vaccines..........................................................................................954 Africa CDC Launched 2017.................................................955 Africa CDC Our Partners.....................................................955 The Death of the Former Governor of the Central Bank of Tanzania.........................................................................956 The Death of The President of Tanzania.........................956 New President of Tanzania Makes Covid-19 U-Turn956 COVID-19 in Tanzania.........................................................957 Reports of Deaths and Mortality Following COVID-19 Vaccination....................................................................................958 Covid19 Vaccine Reports in USA......................................959 New York Man Dies 25 Minutes After Getting COVID-19 Vaccine......................................................................................959 At Least 36 People Developed Life-Threatening Blood Disorder Thrombocytopenia After Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine............................................................................................960 COVID-19 mRNA Pfizer- BioNTech Vaccine Fatal Outcome.........................................................................................960 COVID-19 AstraZeneca Vaccine Analysis Fatal Outcome.........................................................................................960 Reported Deaths from Covid Vaccine in UK as of 21 March 2021..............................................................................960 Vaccine Side Effect Worry Grows.....................................961 A Note on the Moderna Covid-19 Vaccine Side-Effects Report..............................................................................................963 All Vaccine Adverse Effects EudraVigilance...................964 MHRA Yellow Card Covid-19 Vaccines Adverse Reactions Data..............................................................................964 Vaccine Researcher Doubts the AstraZeneca Vaccine Will be Used in Norway Again.................................................965 Does Private Health Insurance Covers Effects from Covid Vaccine...............................................................................965 Sweden Has Avoided Covid-19 Lockdown: Has It Worked?..........................................................................................966 UK Government Signed £119 Million Covid Advertising Deal 3 Weeks Before Lockdown......................967 UK Government Forced to Remove Covid Ad..............968 In Times of Epidemic.............................................................968 A Safe Drug That Is Exceedingly Cheap...........................970 Hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin, Vitamin D and Zinc..................................................................................................970 The Effectiveness of Ivermectin.........................................972 I Don''t think We Should Ever Shake Hand Ever Again................................................................................................976 Microsoft 365 Rolled Out to 1.2 Million NHS Staff....978 NHS Property Services (Private Company)....................980 Microsoft, Salesforce, Oracle To Develop a Digital Covid Vaccination Passport......................................................981 Access the Daily Pass, Los Angeles Unified School District.............................................................................................982 For What Profits a Man if He Gains the Whole World but Loses His Own Soul.............................................................984 The 20 Years Pandemic Cycle.............................................985 When Will Life Return Back to Normal?.........................985 The Lockdowns Are Hurting People, These Are Not Victimless Crimes........................................................................986 Power On a Level Without Precedent In Human History.............................................................................................988 We Have to Prepare for the Next One..............................989 Are We Ready for the Next Pandemic?............................989 Opinion Global Development.............................................991 I Am a British in Tanzania, No Covid Problem Here...991 Something “Very Strange” Is Occurring Amid Europe''s Second Wave of Infections........................................................993 How to Lie With Statistics....................................................994 There Are Three Kinds of Lies: Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics..................................................................................994 Covid-19 Global Deaths.......................................................995 COVID-19 Has Caused 6.9 Million Deaths Globally, More Than Double what Official Reports Show...............995 The Influence of Mass Protests in Hong Kong & its Effect on the Appearance of SARS Covid Virus Pandemics......................................................................................999 Signs and Symptoms............................................................1000 SARS Covid “Viruses” Unknown to History Before 2002...............................................................................................1000 The Italian Factor – Deja-vu.............................................1001 After Its Arrival SARS Vanishes.......................................1003 We Could Live With Covid-19 “Like we do Flu”, says Hancock........................................................................................1003 Covid-19 Also Cured Influenza And Other Respiratory Disease..........................................................................................1004 Moderna to Create Dual COVID-19 / Flu Vaccine....1004 UK Will Treat Covid Like Seasonal Flu, says Whitty.1005 Ireland Analysis of Underlying Cause of Death Data, including COVID-19................................................................1006 Ireland & China Covid Death Rates................................1021 Israel Analysing Data on Deaths After Covid-19 Vaccines........................................................................................1022 COVID Vaccination Resulting in Significant Number of Deaths in German Nursing Home...................................1024 South Korea Probing Deaths After COVID-19 Vaccinations................................................................................1025 The Role of Big Media: The Guardian, ABC, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, BBC & Etc..................1026 The Vanishing Articles........................................................1028 Pfizer........................................................................................1030 Member of Parliament in Indonesia Strongly Rejects Vaccination over Fears that it Represents Business Interests........................................................................................1030 Pfizer Demands Governments Sovereign Assets Such As Embassy Buildings And Military Bases As Guarantee Against The Cost of Any Legal Cases..................................1031 The Countries that Refused the Covid-19 Vaccine....1031 The Vaccine Called Dengvaxia.........................................1032 Dengue Vaccine WHO Position.......................................1032 Dengue Vaccine Deaths......................................................1034 Philippines Rejects Dengue Vaccine...............................1034 Dengue Vaccine Fiasco Leads to Criminal Charges...1035 £55 Billion; Test and Trace” and “Empty Hospitals”..1036 UK Health Security Agency...............................................1038 Jenny Harries.........................................................................1038 Ian Peters.................................................................................1038 What Are We Aiming To Achieve: Health Security Capability Fit For The Future................................................1039 There Is So Much Conflicting Information Out There.............................................................................................1041 A Call to End Free Speech For the Duration of Pandemics: Jokes, Private Thoughts, and Private Opinions Not Allowed in Social Media..............................1044 Open Philanthropy Project................................................1046 Dustin Moskovitz.................................................................1046 ASANA.....................................................................................1047 Elevating Perception of Risk - Fuel for Public Fears.1048 China Mandatory Vaccination Law Passed..................1049 Confirmed: The Flu Ends The Year With Just 4 Cases Detected........................................................................................1050 Impact of Seasonal Flu in Spain 2017 to 2020.............1050 The Flu Epidemic Keeps 60 Hospitals Saturated Throughout Spain in 2018......................................................1051 Total Number of Deaths UK 2019 & 2020...................1052 Total Number of Covid-19 Death Certificates Mentions in UK 2020...............................................................1052 The International Monetary Fund...................................1053 World Bank - COVID-19 Strategic Preparedness and Response Project Until 2025..................................................1054 Public Information Campaign COVID Until 2023.....1056 Science Cannot Block The Sun With One Finger.......1057 Plans to Raise Prices on Coronavirus Vaccines...........1058 The Vicissitudes of Compulsory Vaccination..............1059 Jersey - £14.4 Million Budget Hospital Treated No Patients.........................................................................................1060 Covid Mania Wearing Off.................................................1061 The Public Health Cartel....................................................1061 Until the End of 2022..........................................................1062 Wearing Masks Well Into 2022........................................1062 The Financing of the Council of Europe by Open Society and Microsoft..............................................................................1063 Develop Citizens Vaccination Card/Passport 2018...1064 Vaccine Passport Roadmap 2019.....................................1066 A Convenient Pandemic.....................................................1071 NHS Vaccine Specialist Senior Nurse Testimony......1072 TV Channel During the COVID “Pandemic” and the Promotion of Fear.....................................................................1078 Global Citizen Event for Vaccination.............................1079 The Global Citizen VAX LIVE Concert.........................1080 Global Citizen Board of Directors...................................1080 Fewer Deaths in “Pandemic” Year 2020 Country List..................................................................................................1081 European Medicines Agency rules AstraZeneca vaccine is ‘safe and effective’..................................................1082 European Medicines Agency............................................1082 Fees From The Pharmaceutical Industry......................1083 If The Whole Country Is Vaccinated You Can''t Open The Borders.................................................................................1084 The Country No Longer Needs The 10 Million AstraZeneca Jabs It Ordered..................................................1085 99% of Covid Deaths Has Underlying Conditions.....1085 Ireland 2017 Flu & 2020 Covid Deaths..........................1086 Covid-19 Can''t Be Detected in Air..................................1086 The Virus Is Here to Trigger an Acceleration of Social and Economic Change.............................................................1087 Risk of Anyone Under 30 Getting Ill or Dying from Covid is Astronomically Small...............................................1088 Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator (ACT)...........1089 The Bill Gates Covid19 Business Plan............................1091 COVAX....................................................................................1095 India Covid-19 the Untold Story.....................................1096 If Spain Were Kerala (India) We Would Have a Total of 5 Deaths from Covid-19.....................................................1096 Gates Foundation $150 Million For India Serum Institute Produce Covid-19 Vaccine....................................1097 Scientists Puzzled For Africa''s Low Fatality Rates From Pandemic..........................................................................1097 Scientists Puzzled Drop of Cases From Pandemic in India...............................................................................................1097 The UK Government Covid19 Business Plan..............1098 UK Government Launches Vaccine Taskforce to Combat Coronavirus................................................................1098 Prime Minister sets out Vision to cement UK as a Science Superpower.................................................................1101 Covid Vaccines - Pfizer could Add Further €33.3 Billion “Extra” Benefit from EU Taxpayers 2022-23....................1102 Pfizer Covid-19 Vaccine $26 Billion Revenue in 2021...............................................................................................1103 The NIH (USA) Covid19 Business Plan.........................1104 NIH Funds New Influenza Research Network...........1104 Nature Conference on Viral Infection and Immune Response.......................................................................................1106 Deaths in Scotland Month of September 2020............1109 Provision of Media Buying Services for COVID 19 Campaigns...................................................................................1110 Appendix 1. Deaths in Utah who’ve Taken at Least One Dose of Covid-19 Vaccine 2. Package leaflet: Information for the recipient, COVID-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca solution for injection, COVID-19 Vaccine Index 1116

The Eco Protection Squad Go To The Park

release date: Apr 22, 2021
The Eco Protection Squad Go To The Park
Welcome to the adventures of the Eco Protection Squad, a super team of kids working together to save Terra, Mother Earth, from Bill McGreedy and his band of Eco Squashers. In this exciting tale, Danny Do Gooder and Plastic-Free Prival plan a fun day out at the park, but during the day it gets covered in rubbish. Read all about their struggle against the Eco Squashers, Single-Use Sally and the Toxic Twins and find out if they escape being slimed.

Stellaris: People of the Stars

release date: Sep 03, 2019
Stellaris: People of the Stars
NEW STORIES AND ESSAYS FROM TOP AUTHORS AND EXPERT SCIENTISTS. Explorations of how interstellar travel may affect humanity by best-selling authors and scientists. The stars will change us. STELLARIS: PEOPLE OF THE STARS is a collection of original science fiction stories and nonfiction essays speculating about humanity’s far-term expansion into the universe beyond the limits of our solar system—with an emphasis on the changes humans will undergo as a species as we make this happen. Is interstellar travel so far beyond our current imaginings that it will take a fundamental transformation of humanity in order to make it possible? And, if so, will we remain Homo sapiens or become a new and unique species—Homo stellaris (the People of the Stars)? Herein are original science fiction stories by award-winning authors such as Kevin J. Anderson, William Ledbetter, Todd McCaffrey and Sarah A. Hoyt, supplemented by accessible nonfiction essays describing the science behind the fiction from people who should know—Sir Martin Rees (Astronomer Royal of the United Kingdom), Mark Shelhamer (Chief Scientist for the NASA’s Human Research Program), and more. This collection of original stories and essays was inspired by a gathering of scientists, science fiction authors, and futurists at a series of annual meetings held by the Tennessee Valley Interstellar Workshop. Let their speculations, imaginations and boundless sense of what’s possible take your own journey beyond the edge of the solar system in STELLARIS: PEOPLE OF THE STARS! Stories and Provocative Speculation from Sir Martin Rees Kevin J. Anderson Sarah A. Hoyt Mike Massa William Ledbetter Todd McCaffrey Kacey Ezell and Philip Wohlrab Dan Hoyt Les Johnson Robert E. Hampson Mark Shelhamer Brent Roeder Jim Beall Cathe Smith At the publisher''s request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About Stellaris: People of the Stars: [A] thought-provoking look at a selection of real-world challenges and speculative fiction solutions. . . . Readers will enjoy this collection that is as educational as it is entertaining."—Bookist About Mission to Methone by Les Johnson: "The spirit of Arthur C. Clarke and his contemporaries is alive and well in Johnson’s old-fashioned first-contact novel, set in 2068.... includes plenty of realistic detail and puts fun new spins on familiar alien concepts.... There’s a great deal here for fans of early hard SF."—Publishers Weekly "With equal parts science fiction and international intrigue....an exciting, fast-paced read that you will not want to put down."—Booklist About Rescue Mode by Ben Bova and Les Johnson: "... a suspenseful and compelling narrative of the first human spaceflight to Mars."—Booklist

Memory Hole

release date: Nov 01, 2021
Memory Hole
A memory hole is the banishment of problematic thoughts. We exile that which we prefer not to exist. Enter the perilous Memory Hole: The Psychology of Dystopia, to explore a legion of social and psychological themes through the lens of dystopian literature. The crushing fist of 1984 annihilating thoughts from existence as a means of persuasion. The exquisite seduction of addiction as an agent of control in Brave New World. Incineration of the written word to bask in the embers of peace of mind in Fahrenheit 451. Each chapter weaves in and out of the dystopian realms forged by the great storytellers of our current age, and those of yesteryear. Memory Hole begins a century ago in the 1920s and journeys ever closer to the present day. With each chapter comes a new decade, along with the relevant social and cognitive psychological science. The odyssey also wades into the domains of neuroscience and behavioral economics as it weaves a cohesive narrative to explore over a century of science. Social issues are examined in parallel with each dystopian novel. Censorship, overpopulation, and hyperconnectivity are the themes of today. The climate crisis and human cloning are the themes of tomorrow. We can confront these issues with courage or banish them to the memory hole. Alas, the destruction of information serves to shield us from knowledge.

The Science of Middle-earth

release date: Apr 06, 2021
The Science of Middle-earth
The surprising and illuminating look at how Tolkien''s love of science and natural history shaped the creation of his Middle Earth, from its flora and fauna to its landscapes. The world J.R.R. Tolkien created is one of the most beloved in all of literature, and continues to capture hearts and imaginations around the world. From Oxford to ComiCon, the Middle Earth is analyzed and interpreted through a multitude of perspectives. But one essential facet of Tolkien and his Middle Earth has been overlooked: science. This great writer, creator of worlds and unforgettable character, and inventor of language was also a scientific autodidact, with an innate interest and grasp of botany, paleontologist and geologist, with additional passions for archeology and chemistry. Tolkien was an acute observer of flora and fauna and mined the minds of his scientific friends about ocean currents and volcanoes. It is these layers science that give his imaginary universe—and the creatures and characters that inhabit it—such concreteness. Within this gorgeously illustrated edition, a range of scientists—from astrophysicists to physicians, botanists to volcanologists—explore Tolkien’s novels, poems, and letters to reveal their fascinating scientific roots. A rewarding combination of literary exploration and scientific discovery, The Science of Middle Earth reveals the hidden meaning of the Ring’s corruption, why Hobbits have big feet, the origins of the Dwarves, the animals which inspired the dragons, and even whether or not an Ent is possible. Enhanced by superb original drawings, this transportive work will delight both Tolkien fans and science lovers and inspire us to view both Middle Earth—and our own world—with fresh eyes.

Citizen Science Fiction

release date: Mar 19, 2021
Citizen Science Fiction
Citizen Science Fiction argues that science-fiction literature and media can engage and empower individuals to become active and critical participants in citizen science such that they can collaborate meaningfully in the scientific and technological communities, institutions, and industries that deeply shape their everyday lives.

The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy

release date: Mar 16, 2021
The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy
From a noted Cambridge zoologist, a wildly fun and scientifically sound exploration of what alien life must be like, using universal laws that govern life on Earth and in space. Scientists are confident that life exists elsewhere in the universe. Yet rather than taking a realistic approach to what aliens might be like, we imagine that life on other planets is the stuff of science fiction. The time has come to abandon our fantasies of space invaders and movie monsters and place our expectations on solid scientific footing. But short of aliens landing in New York City, how do we know what they are like? Using his own expert understanding of life on Earth and Darwin''s theory of evolution--which applies throughout the universe--Cambridge zoologist Dr. Arik Kershenbaum explains what alien life must be like: how these creatures will move, socialize, and communicate. For example, by observing fish whose electrical pulses indicate social status, we can see that other planets might allow for communication by electricity. As there was evolutionary pressure to wriggle along a sea floor, Earthling animals tend to have left/right symmetry; on planets where creatures evolved in midair or in soupy tar, they might be lacking any symmetry at all. Might there be an alien planet with supersonic animals? A moon where creatures have a language composed of smells? Will aliens scream with fear, act honestly, or have technology? The Zoologist''s Guide to the Galaxy answers these questions using the latest science to tell the story of how life really works, on Earth and in space.

Cultural Sustainable Tourism

release date: Apr 23, 2019
Cultural Sustainable Tourism
This book includes research papers submitted to and presented during the first international conference on Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) that was held in Thessaloniki, Greece in November of 2017. Discussing complex relations between Culture, tourism, and the role of planners and architects in their maintenance, this conference was jointly organized by IEREK –International Experts for Research Enrichment and Knowledge Exchange- and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. The conference was an attempt to shed a light on the significance of Culture and Heritage as two important factors attracting tourists and promoting economic growth and convey civilizations through tourism. Themes covered in this book give an overview on current research and topics of discussion that focus on Cultural sustainable tourism through several sections. The first section, titled “Art, Architecture and Culture”, discusses urban regeneration as a road to the preservation of cultural and tourist destinations and the importance of understanding and benefitting from our heritage to allow for modern day improvements. “Heritage Tourism”, the section 2 of the book, is more focused on offering nontraditional solutions and management plans to sustain cultural tourism and improve quality of life around historically significant areas. The third section on the “City and Rural Tourism” follows by providing sustainable strategies to attract tourists and promoting the use of existing resources. The last and final section with the title of “Sustainable Tourism, Development and Environmental Management” maneuvers around the different yet common environmental issues existing today and proposes new and innovative solutions for their elimination. Presenting a wide range of topics in chapters, this book provides the scientific community with a collection of unique and enlightening literature.

Particle Panic!

release date: Apr 04, 2019
Particle Panic!
From novels and short stories to television and film, popular media has made a cottage industry of predicting the end of the world will be caused by particle accelerators. Rather than allay such fears, public pronouncements by particle scientists themselves often unwittingly fan the flames of hysteria. This book surveys media depictions of particle accelerator physics and the perceived dangers these experiments pose. In addition, it describes the role of scientists in propagating such fears and misconceptions, offering as a conclusion ways in which the scientific community could successfully allay such misplaced fears through more effective communication strategies. The book is aimed at the general reader interested in separating fact from fiction in the field of high-energy physics, at science educators and communicators, and, last but not least, at all scientists concerned about these issues. About the Author Kristine M Larsen holds a Ph.D. in Physics and is currently a professor at Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT, in the Geological Sciences Department. She has published a number of books, among them The Women Who Popularized Geology in the 19th Century (Springer, 2017), The Mythological Dimensions of Neil Gaiman (eds. Anthony Burdge, Jessica Burke, and Kristine Larsen. Kitsune Press, 2012. Recipient of the Gold Medal for Science Fiction/Fantasy in the 2012 Florida Publishing Association Awards), The Mythological Dimensions of Doctor Who (eds. Anthony Burdge, Jessica Burke, and Kristine Larsen. Kitsune Press, 2010), as well as Stephen Hawking: A Biography (Greenwood Press, 2005) and Cosmology 101 (Greenwood Press, (2007).

For All Mankind

release date: Jul 16, 2019
For All Mankind
“Far more than a history of lunar exploration . . . [Hurt] is at his best in the deft sketches of the astronauts—as they were and as they became.”—Chicago Tribune Between December 1968 and December 1972, twenty-four men captured the imagination of the world as they voyaged to the moon. In For All Mankind, Harry Hurt III presents a dramatic, engrossing, and expansive account of those journeys. Based on extensive research and exclusive interviews with the Apollo astronauts, For All Mankind remains one of the most comprehensive and revealing firsthand accounts of space travel ever assembled. In their own words, the astronauts share the sights, sounds, thoughts, fears, hopes, and dreams they experienced during their incredible voyages. In a compelling narrative structured as one trip to the moon, Harry Hurt recounts all the drama and danger of the lunar voyages, from the anxiety of the astronauts’ prelaunch procedures through the euphoria of touchdown on the lunar surface. Updated with a new introduction by the author for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, For All Mankind is both an extraordinary adventure story and an important historical document. “Hurt’s timely book is like an instant replay of the dramatic moon flight years . . . Hurt tells us of the hardships and the successes of the Apollo program, the remarkable journey to the moon, of the astronauts and technicians who made it possible and the goals of the nation in space.”—Houston Chronicle “The meat here lies in the lunar voyage itself, an irresistible mix of danger, courage, tedium, and spectacle, evoked with unprecedented detail by those who went there.”—Kirkus Reviews

Children's Literature and Imaginative Geography

release date: Jan 10, 2019
Children's Literature and Imaginative Geography
Where do children travel when they read a story? In this collection, scholars and authors explore the imaginative geography of a wide range of places, from those of Indigenous myth to the fantasy worlds of Middle-earth, Earthsea, or Pacificus, from the semi-fantastic Wild Wood to real-world places like Canada’s North, Chicago’s World Fair, or the modern urban garden. What happens to young protagonists who explore new worlds, whether fantastic or realistic? What happens when Old World and New World myths collide? How do Indigenous myth and sense of place figure in books for the young? How do environmental or post-colonial concerns, history, memory, or even the unconscious affect an author''s creation of place? How are steampunk and science fiction mythically re-enchanting for children? Imaginative geography means imaged earth writing: it creates what readers see when they enter the world of fiction. Exploring diverse genres for children, including picture books, fantasy, steampunk, and realistic novels as well as plays from Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, and Ireland from the early nineteenth century to the present, Children’s Literature and Imaginative Geography provides new geographical perspectives on children’s literature.

Biotech Juggernaut

release date: Jan 21, 2019
Biotech Juggernaut
Biotech Juggernaut: Hope, Hype, and Hidden Agendas of Entrepreneurial BioScience relates the intensifying effort of bioentrepreneurs to apply genetic engineering technologies to the human species and to extend the commercial reach of synthetic biology or "extreme genetic engineering." In 1980, legal developments concerning patenting laws transformed scientific researchers into bioentrepreneurs. Often motivated to create profit-driven biotech start-up companies or to serve on their advisory boards, university researchers now commonly operate under serious conflicts of interest. These conflicts stand in the way of giving full consideration to the social and ethical consequences of the technologies they seek to develop. Too often, bioentrepreneurs have worked to obscure how these technologies could alter human evolution and to hide the social costs of keeping on this path. Tracing the rise and cultural politics of biotechnology from a critical perspective, Biotech Juggernaut aims to correct the informational imbalance between producers of biotechnologies on the one hand, and the intended consumers of these technologies and general society, on the other. It explains how the converging vectors of economic, political, social, and cultural elements driving biotechnology’s swift advance constitutes a juggernaut. It concludes with a reflection on whether it is possible for an informed public to halt what appears to be a runaway force.

Nerd A to Z

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Nerd A to Z
"Reference title with facts and statistics and other information about science, for kids"--

Fiber Optics Illustrated Dictionary

release date: Oct 03, 2018
Fiber Optics Illustrated Dictionary
Within a few short years, fiber optics has skyrocketed from an interesting laboratory experiment to a billion-dollar industry. But with such meteoric growth and recent, exciting advances, even references published less than five years ago are already out of date. The Fiber Optics Illustrated Dictionary fills a gap in the literature by providing instructors, hobbyists, and top-level engineers with an accessible, current reference. From the author of the best-selling Telecommunications Illustrated Dictionary, this comprehensive reference includes fundamental physics, basic technical information for fiber splicing, installation, maintenance, and repair, and follow-up information for communications and other professionals using fiber optic components. Well-balanced, well-researched, and extensively cross-referenced, it also includes hundreds of photographs, charts, and diagrams that clarify the more complex ideas and put simpler ideas into their applications context. Fiber optics is a vibrant field, not just in terms of its growth and increasing sophistication, but also in terms of the people, places, and details that make up this challenging and rewarding industry. In addition to furnishing an authoritative, up-to-date resource for relevant industry definitions, this dictionary introduces many exciting recent applications as well as hinting at emerging future technologies.
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