A Hundred Thousand Worlds

“A Kavalier & Clay for the Comic-Con Age, this is a bighearted, inventive, exuberant debut.” —Eleanor Henderson, author of Ten Thousand Saints "Proehl creates worlds within worlds within worlds, all of them full of surprise and wonder ...

A Hundred Thousand Worlds

An Amazon Best Book of the Year “A Kavalier & Clay for the Comic-Con Age, this is a bighearted, inventive, exuberant debut.” —Eleanor Henderson, author of Ten Thousand Saints "Proehl creates worlds within worlds within worlds, all of them full of surprise and wonder." —Charles Yu, author of How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe Valerie Torrey took her son, Alex, and fled Los Angeles six years ago—leaving both her role on a cult sci-fi TV show and her costar husband after a tragedy blew their small family apart. Now Val must reunite nine-year-old Alex with his estranged father, so they set out on a road trip from New York, Val making appearances at comic book conventions along the way. As they travel west, encountering superheroes, monsters, time travelers, and robots, Val and Alex are drawn into the orbit of the comic-con regulars, from a hapless twentysomething illustrator to a brilliant corporate comics writer stuggling with her industry's old-school ways to a group of cosplay women who provide a chorus of knowing commentary. For Alex, this world is a magical place where fiction becomes reality, but as they get closer to their destination, he begins to realize that the story his mother is telling him about their journey might have a very different ending than he imagined. A knowing and affectionate portrait of the geeky pleasures of fandom, A Hundred Thousand Worlds is also a tribute to the fierce and complicated love between a mother and son—and to the way the stories we create come to shape us.

America s Hundred Thousand

The text is supplemented by more than 650 photographs, and 200 tables and graphs. Fighter production figures are also included.

America s Hundred Thousand

America's Hundred Thousand covers in detail the eleven U.S. fighter aircraft types produced just before and during World War II - with a combined production total of just over 100,000 aircraft. Covered are the Army Lockheed P-38 Lightning, P-39 Airacobra, Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk/Kittyhawk/Warhawk, P-47 Thunderbolt, North American P-51 Mustang, Northrop P-61 Black Widow, and the Navy F2A - Buffalo, F4F - Wildcat, F4U - Corsair, and F6F - Hellcat fighters. The text is supplemented by more than 650 photographs, and 200 tables and graphs. Fighter production figures are also included. After an introduction of each type, a heavily illustrated overview of earlier inter-war production from 1920-on, along with a discussion and illustration of wartime experimental types, is provided. A lengthy section considering several technical factors affecting fighter performance follows. These include engine models, supercharger types, propellers, aerodynamic thrust, lift and drag, aircraft weight, balance, stability and control, and armament. America's Hundred Thousand also provides details of each U.S. World War II production fighter in terms of models and changes, numbers produced, and major engine and aircraft performance aspects - in tabular and graphical form - details of weights, discussion of handling qualities and general comments, along with detailed descriptions containing many illustrations of aircraft structures and systems showing the technology of that time. In addition a comprehensive week-to-week and month-to-month chronology of development and wartime combat operational life for each fighter is provided, including many photos. This study concludes with comparisons of the eleven types in terms of program milestones, aircraft drag, power available at various altitudes, speed, climb, rolling and turning, acceleration, and diving performance, as well as general evaluations by World War II pilots.

One No One and One Hundred Thousand

“This book not only depicts dramatically, but at the same time demonstrates by what might be termed a mathematic method, the impossibility of any human creature’s being to others what he is to himself. “If you would like to have an ...

One  No One and One Hundred Thousand

“This book not only depicts dramatically, but at the same time demonstrates by what might be termed a mathematic method, the impossibility of any human creature’s being to others what he is to himself. “If you would like to have an idea of how it is that others see you, so as no longer to have to marvel at the judgments which others pass upon your personality, learn to reflect like the hero of this novel.” LUIGI PIRANDELLO.

The Hundred Thousand Fools of God

CD : Urban music - some of it reflecting a fusion of European and Central Asian influences - is gathered in the first part of the disc, while rural and ritualistic music and chant appear toward the end.

The Hundred Thousand Fools of God

CD : Urban music - some of it reflecting a fusion of European and Central Asian influences - is gathered in the first part of the disc, while rural and ritualistic music and chant appear toward the end.

A Hundred Wonders of the Modern World and of the Three Kingdoms of Nature

The diamond in question cost about one hundred and thirty-five thousand
pounds sterling ; and the one called the put or regent, although it weighed one
hundred and thirty-six carats only, was, on account of its greater brilliancy,
purchased of ...

A Hundred Wonders of the Modern World and of the Three Kingdoms of Nature

Attributed to Sir Richard Phillips, this fascinating 1834 encyclopaedia contains articles on natural and man-made curiosities across the world.

Zen Questions

Of course, three thousand may mean three hundred thousand or three hundred
million. COMPLETE CHILD-LIKE QUESTIONING Each of those three thousand
worlds is a question. How can we face and include three thousand worlds?

Zen Questions

Whether speaking of student or master, Zen hinges on the question. Zen practice does not necessarily focus on the answers, but on finding a space in which we may sustain uncertainty and remain present and upright in the middle of investigations. Zen Questions begins by exploring "The World of Zazen,"--the foundational practice of the Zen school--presenting it as an attitude of sustained inquiry that offers us an entryway into true repose and joy. From there, Leighton draws deeply on his own experience as a Zen scholar and teacher to invite us into the creativity of Zen awareness and practice. He explores the poetic mind of Dogen with the poetry of Rumi, Mary Oliver, Gary Snyder, and even "the American Dharma Bard" Bob Dylan. What's more, Leighton uncovers surprising resonances between the writings of America's Founding Fathers--including Thomas Jefferson and Ben Franklin--and the liberating ideals at the heart of Zen.

One Hundred Thousand Some Things

One Hundred Thousand Some-Things is a sweet story aimed at young children whose colourful imaginations will be sparked by the riotous adventures of the title characters—the Some-Things.

One Hundred Thousand Some Things

One Hundred Thousand Some-Things is a sweet story aimed at young children whose colourful imaginations will be sparked by the riotous adventures of the title characters—the Some-Things. There is every kind of Some-Thing you could imagine here: Some-Thing Smart and Some-Thing Big and Some-Thing Green and many more besides. And they are all around us, these magical, exuberant Some-Things—on our walls, in our beds, and even in our underwear drawers. Presiding over them all is Sebastian, who finds himself the unwitting host to some one hundred thousand Some-Things when they descend upon his home and insist on having a party in his bedroom. Sebastian implores them to leave, but first agrees to help them bake a cake in his kitchen. Delightful chaos ensues. In One Hundred Thousand Some-Things, kids will discover the thrill of imaginary worlds that are different from their own and infused with magic. That this one is filled with tiny, mischievous creatures makes the discovery more thrilling still.

Harry Potter and Philosophy

But upon closer inspection we find that while these places are special, they are
right here on Earth: The trouble is, about a hundred thousand wizards turn up at
the World Cup, and of course, we just haven't got a magical site big enough to ...

Harry Potter and Philosophy

Urging readers of the Harry Potter series to dig deeper than wizards, boggarts, and dementors, the authors of this unique guide collect the musings of seventeen philosophers on the series, who cover a wide range of Potter-related philosophical issues, including the difference between good and evil, the ethics of sorcery, and Aristotle's own school for wizards. Original.

The Hundred Wonders of the World

The diamond in question cost about one hundred and thirty - five thousand
pounds sterling ; and the one called the Pitt or REGENT , although it weighed
one hundred and thirty - six carats only , was , on account of its greater brilliancy
 ...

The Hundred Wonders of the World


One in a Hundred Thousand

Fifteen-year-old Sander wishes he was like everyone else. But Sander has a rare medical condition that affects one in a hundred thousand people.

One in a Hundred Thousand

Fifteen-year-old Sander wishes he was like everyone else. But Sander has a rare medical condition that affects one in a hundred thousand people. It means his growth is stunted, and it seems the biggest, strongest and loudest guys get all the attention. But Sander notices the little things other people miss, and he’s about to make a big impact...

Ashes and Stars

A hundred thousand worlds circle their suns here, many of them earthlike; others
are too young for intelligent life to have ... A continuous stream of human life
colonizes these worlds, coming out from Earth as well as from other colonial
planets.

Ashes and Stars

The terrible war between the Earth Federation and the Herculean Empire has been over for three centuries. The Herculeans had been over for three centuries. The Herculeans had been defeated, their planet reduced to a burnt-out cinder, the few surviving remnants of their people living in a religious commune on Myraa's World, half a galaxy away. But on an unnamed planet, hidden deep within the Hercules Globular Cluster, two survivors, father and son, emerge from stasis with their fanatical hatred of Earth intact. Gathering hidden resources, they begin to implement the plan that will revive the war and destroy Earth forever.

Occult Science in India and Among the Ancients

Four hundred thousand worlds, springing from this white light, are the inheritance
of the just in the world to come. Every day witnesses the birth of thirteen thousand
myriads of worlds which receive their subsistence from him, and the burthen ...

Occult Science in India and Among the Ancients

Though deeply sceptical with regard to spirits, I often wondered, whenever I saw an experiment of this kind, whether or not some natural force had not been brought into play, with which we were totally unacquainted. I merely state the facts without further comment.-on the "trick" of "the magic stick"Spirit forces that make leaves dance in still air and buoyant wooden sticks sink in water and fakirs who levitate themselves and induce plants to grow overnight. A European observer in mid-19th century India reports-in the straightforward and unsensational fashion of a religious skeptic-the seemingly wondrous feats of Indian mystics, offering a unique first-person perspective on extraordinary phenomenon that continues to be referenced today by modern spiritualists and those interested in the paranormal. First published in English in 1884, this intriguing book also includes a translation of esoteric works of Indian magic that have been likened to the Jewish Kabbalah.French writer and jurist LOUIS JACOLLIOT (1837-1890) served in French India as a government official. Among his extensive works on Indian culture are Voyage au pays des fakirs charmeurs (1881).

The Signet Classic Book of Mark Twain s Short Stories

“Send two hundred thousand million men aloft to shake out royals and
skyscrapers! ... powwow—thousands of bo's'n's whistles screaming at once, and
a crew like the populations of a hundred thousand worlds like ours all swearing
at once.

The Signet Classic Book of Mark Twain s Short Stories

For nearly two decades before Mark Twain published his finest novel, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he was refining his craft and winning tremendous popularity with his short stories and sketches. This richly entertaining and comprehensive collection presents sixty-five of the very best of Mark Twain’s short pieces, from the classic frontier sketch “The Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County” to the richly imaginative fable “Extract from Captain Stormfield’s Visit to Heaven.” Compiled by Pulitzer Prize–winning Twain scholar and biographer, Justin Kaplan, this collection represents some of Mark Twain’s wittiest and most insightful writing.

Comet

And we are not talking of metaphorical worlds; rather a trillion places, every one
of them as distinct a world as ours is, ... In that little patch of sky are a hundred
thousand worlds or more, worlds unseen, unnamed, but in some sense known.

Comet

WHAT ARE THESE GRACEFUL VISITORS TO OUR SKIES? WE NOW KNOW THAT THEY BRING BOTH LIFE AND DEATH AND TEACH US ABOUT OUR ORIGINS. Comet begins with a breathtaking journey through space astride a comet. Pulitzer Prize-winning astronomer Carl Sagan, author of Cosmos and Contact, and writer Ann Druyan explore the origin, nature, and future of comets, and the exotic myths and portents attached to them. The authors show how comets have spurred some of the great discoveries in the history of science and raise intriguing questions about these brilliant visitors from the interstellar dark. Were the fates of the dinosaurs and the origins of humans tied to the wanderings of a comet? Are comets the building blocks from which worlds are formed? Lavishly illustrated with photographs and specially commissioned full-color paintings, Comet is an enthralling adventure, indispensable for anyone who has ever gazed up at the heavens and wondered why. "SIMPLY THE BEST." --The Times of London "FASCINATING, EVOCATIVE, INSPIRING." --The Washington Post "COMET HUMANIZES SCIENCE. A BEAUTIFUL, INTERESTING BOOK." --United Press International "MASTERFUL . . . SCIENCE, POETRY, AND IMAGINATION." --The Atlanta Journal & Constitution

Western Manufacturer

But , as many of save upon rare occasions , and that the light steel cables of
hundred thousand worlds piled up on one side of the balance those who buy
engines are not engineers , a brief description of recent construction have been ...

Western Manufacturer


The New Review

The virtues of the glorious princess, Māya, who, during a hundred thousand
worlds, had lived in the sublime practice of righteousness, keeping with a perfect
heart all the rules and observances of. * Five hundred and ten of these former ...

The New Review


League of Legends Best Sword King

As for the one hundred thousand World Exterminating Demon Gods, they had
basically an indestructible body. They were sealed in the void of the universe by
the three great Sovereigns, and had been sealed in space for a whole million
years ...

League of Legends  Best Sword King

Meng Fan had traveled to another world and brought along the League of Legends' system. He discovered that he had become a hard worker. Carrying the mission of saving the Walland Continent, Meng Fan continued to raise his strength, breaking all the schemes of the various temples, and destroying all magical creatures. This was an extremely exciting heroic adventure, as well as an extremely exciting battle. All sorts of top-tier equipment were dropped to the point of being dazzling. A legendary set of equipment could instantly kill gods. This was the world of the League of Heroes, as well as a mysterious world of magic ...

The Year s Best Science Fiction Twenty First Annual Collection

But I was making the point...the critical line of reasoning...that since the metal-rich
worlds began spawning intelligence, no single species, or related cluster of
sentient ... “The galaxy is not a world, or even a hundred thousand worlds. It is too
 ...

The Year s Best Science Fiction  Twenty First Annual Collection

The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the very core of their beings, to the realm of the Gods, and to the moment just after now. Included are the works of masters of the form and the bright new talents of tomorrow. This book is a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

The Artistic Guide to Chicago and the World s Columbian Exposition

ing to the World's Fair management . The average daily attendance at the Paris
exposition was one hundred and thirty thousand . The largest number admitted in
one day was four hundred thousand . Concluding half of these to be strangers ...

The Artistic Guide to Chicago and the World s Columbian Exposition