ALPH is set in a far distant future when the widespread use of a new birth control tablet has drastically affected the birth ratio of males to females-until finally no male children are born at all. Only the perfection of parthenogenesis, the development of unfertilized female egg cells, saves the human race from extinction. But parthenogenesis can only produce more females, and when the last man dies, history begins again for a new humanity of only one sex.
Five hundred years pass, and society adapts to a new condition of living. Then the frozen body of a man is found in the Arctic, and an event of major importance occurs in the government biological laboratory of Project Alpha. The dead man's chromosomes and masculine DNA factor are transferred to a female ovum, and the cell begins to divide and grow, a living male embryo has been produced!
More than a scientific achievement, the male embryo's existence poses momentous social questions. What role can one male fulfill in a monosexual society that has been adjusted to its own specialized mode of living for centuries? Supposing more male children are produced-what then? Can human society turn back the clock and resume heterosexual Living again?
The world computer brain network is given the task of answering these questions, and the child's fate is finally decided, if they allow the infant to live, society as they know it will disintegrate. The child must be destroyed.
Koralin, one of Project Alpha's scientists, volunteers to kill the baby. But without premeditation and with only a minimum of hurried planning, she takes the child from the lab and sets out to do what seems impossible, kidnap and care for the world's only male child in defiance of a ruthless totalitarian authority.
ALPH brilliantly portrays a world in which humanity's future centers on one child.
A handsome young religious fanatic named Gabriel Stubbs kills a puppet master who has offered him company and transportation on the road to London. Inflamed by a Puritan pamphlet that describes Satans disguises, Stubbs defaces his victim with what look like claw scratches, the mark of the beast.
The body is examined by Matthew Stock, the county constable who is journeying on the same road toward Bartholomew Fair with his wife, Joan. At the fair, Matthew meets Ned Babcock, an old acquaintance now managing a bear baiting exhibition. Gabriel Stubbs has secured a job as attendant to Samson the Bear after disposing of the previous helper and casting suspicion for the death on the bear itself.
Joan Stock is deeply shaken by the warnings of a palm reader who foresees imminent danger to Joan and Matthew. More deaths occur, characterized by bear-like slashes; one victim is drowned in a butt of malmsey wine.
Matthew is empowered to investigate the crimes, urged to expedite matters by Sir Robert Cecil, the Queens Principal Secretary. Now old and infirm, Queen Elizabeth is determined to attend Bartholomew Fair and to mingle with her subjects. Under present circumstances, although her visit is astute politically, it is personally dangerous. Sensitive to Joans powers of observation, Matthew identifies a murderer. Soon after, Joan herself alerts the Queens guardians to yet another menace.
Benjamin Franklin and his young apprentice (illegitimate son) are off on another adventure in 18th c London -- this time during the Christmas season in "Benjamin Franklin and a Case of Christmas Murder." I enjoyed the mystery on several levels. First, it's an old-fashioned mystery with enough clues given for readers to try to guess the outcome. Second, the holiday traditions of stirring the pudding, decorating with greenery and Morris dancers, add an additional colorful element. And third, there are numerous references to actual people and concerns of Franklin's years in England.
I have enjoyed all the books in the Benjamin Franklin Mystery series.
Next time you want to prepare a meal or snack, make the Beginner's Cook Book the first thing you reach for. Even if you're a first time cook, the step by step directions and photos will have you cooking like a pro. and if you've already done some cooking, you'll enjoy all the creative new ideas.
This is a superb how-to and idea book that gives basic information about how to stencil and paint woodcrafts (works for clay pots, too). Lots of appealing photos and craft ideas. These are "country" crafts. Well written, well illustrated, very helpful.
What do you do when you usually cook for one or two and you love the speed and convenience of a microwave oven, but all of your microwave cook books contain only recipes that make four, six, or more servings?
To get you started on micro-cooking in small quantities, the first section explains the basics. It tells what variable power means and which utensils you can use for micro-cooking. In addition, it gives you three special chartsReheating Foods for One or Two, Defrosting Foods for One or Two, and Microwave Tips.
In the three chapters that follow, youll find delicious ideas and specific instructions for many micro-cooked foods for one or two. The first chapter contains 49 special recipes that give quantities and cooking times for both one and two servings. In the second chapter youll find recipes that help you turn the smallest common unit of food you can buy into several different and exciting recipes. And the third chapter contains microwave versions of favorite one-dish meals for one or two.
Better Homes and Gardens Microwave Plus teaches how to streamline food preparation by using a microwave oven in combination with other major cooking appliances.
Each of the 180 recipes and 12 menus relies on the versatile capabilities of the microwave oven as a supplement to the range top, conventional oven, broiler or grill, refrigerator, or freezer.
With the help of informative cooking tips and instructional photographs, you will learn quickly how "Microwave Plus Cooking" can create the most appealing foods possible with a minimum effort.
Private Detective John Denson believes in logic. He does not believe in Bigfoot. But when he and Willie Prettybird, his sometime partner who may or may not be a shaman, are hired to help a beautiful Russian scientist, Dr. Sonja Popoleyev, in her search for the legendary sasquatch, a $100,000 reward persuades him to suspend his disbelief. In the Northwest Bigfoot is big business. Their competition: David Addison, land developer, Professor Bonduraunt of the British Museum, Alford and Elford Pollard, local bigfoot hunters, Roger Whitcomb, network personality, and a group of Canadian mountain climbers. Before the expedition can begin, Elford is murdered. With cold hard cash on the line, the searchers are soon scrambling for traces of the elusive creature. But the murderer isn't finished yet, and Denson and his party are on the endangered species list.
This book is about the theory that another planet called Planet X or Nemesis revolves around the sun in an elliptical orbit. It passes by Earth every 3600 or so years. During this close passing, catastrophic things happen to the Earth. This planet is due to pass by in the near future. Mr. Hazlewood's science is a bit questionable. This book is an interesting read for anyone who is interested in the Planet X/Nemesis controversy.
This book gives comprehensive instruction in several of the most popular forms of the ancient art of fortune telling. Some of the subjects covered are: Palm Reading, astrology, what the cards say, names and numbers, handwriting, dreams and destiny, crystal gazing, dice and dominoes, teacup fortunes, bridal luck, and the luck of precious stones.
The book is great. Even though it was published in the 90's most of the secrets are still very relevant today. There are great tips and tricks to life, it's not a story, but more like sections with bullet points. There are also citations so you can research what is being said.
Based on the National Treasure movies. This first book in the series takes you back in time to Benjamin Franklin Gates' ancestor, Samuel Gates. In 1612, just as America is first being colonized, Samuel Gates and his family are living in London. Having always been drawn to brave explorers and tales of treasure in far off lands, Samuel is dissatisfied with his poor simple life but cannot escape it, having little money.
Then not long after, his father makes a foolish mistake that costs the Gates family everything. Determined to save his family and restore the Gates' reputation, Samuel and his brother, William, travel to the Americas and the newly organized Jamestown, hoping to find a fortune that will help their fate.
As they cross the ocean, Samuel meets a man who talks of a hidden treasure somewhwere in Jamestown. But before he can find out much more, the man suddenly and mysteriously dies, but not before passing the clues of the treasure to Samuel. Now armed with a letter and only a few cryptic messages to go on, Samuel finds himself caught up in a hunt that goes back to the very begining of the New World, and traces back to the vanished colony of Roanoke.
Simple step by step instructions and accompanying illustrations guide readers through the design, creation, and personalization of more than sixty doughcraft projects, all in cheerful holiday motifs. Inexpensive, easy, and safe to make using common household materials.
From the early meanderings and descriptions of John Colter up through the days of the fur trappers and beyond, renowned history scholar Merrill Mattes brings together an informative account of the white man's attempts to search, discover, and explore the wonders of Yellowstone and the Grand Teton Park Region
This binding is hardcover. When it comes to creating the life you want, Shakti Gawain literally wrote the book. Now considered a classic, Creative Visualization teaches readers how to use their imaginations to manifest their deepest desires. In a straight-talking narrative, Gawain uses the first part to cover the basics, with chapters such as "How to Visualize," "Affirmations," and "Creative Visualization Only Works for the Good." Once she shows readers how visualization actually works, Gawain moves on to loftier discussions, such as "Contacting Your Higher Self," "Meeting Your Guide," "Setting Goals," and "Treasure Maps."