For experiencing the relatively unique mortal condition of pain and tribulation it became the vehicle of my rebirth from lives stretching from the original Spartans to various similar postures including a gladiator, a knight of medieval times, a German soldier to the present almost lost soullessness until I discover the rarefied never, never land amid the barren waste of the last years before the apex. A point in time where everything goes backwards by dint of the chemistry of the black hole. How do I know because I’m the light that is bent, refracted, and otherwise inhibited by the black holes galactic lip. It is the mechanism of my rebirth while others are relegated to just their particular life which is why their born resistant to my light filled message. A message imparted by the radiant beings of Pretoria I also call Glent. My mission is like the other juggernauts to disrupt the insidious spread of corruption. A almost impossible task requiring a herculean effort which in itself casts a negative tint to me. But it’s the special trait that makes me see the charge of the light cavalry when I somehow overcome at least temporarily what is so oppressive like the escape in 1989 which is the mechanism allowing me to see the event associated with my When the weather of Earth Descends deficient story prior to 1989. From then on I’m in a race against time that just barely stays ahead of the rafian wave bent on usurping the planet. My dichotomy consists necessarily in light of this constitution a finger of death where people die from contact with me. The number of victims is incredible due to this truth but they will live again hopefully with the abiding reason of the greatness of life rather than the ingrained iniquities they practice at present. Its for all this they call me the light in the charge of the light cavalry. Sometimes funny, illuminating, dramatic, sad or even eventful among the many feelings that come to mind.
As in Rimbauds The Drunken Boat, Empire of Light will take you down a stream of consciousness stream in a rudderless boat to experience visions of ruin and beauty. This book explores a peculiarly American landscape of magnificence and decay, reveling in nightmarish and dreamlike events. The world of Empire of Light will fascinate you.
Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light
Author: Paul Bogard
Publisher: Hachette UK
The "terrific ... moving, poetic, immersive, multifaceted, and thought-provoking" book (Publishers Weekly) that will open your eyes to the night. A brilliantly starry night is one of nature's most thrilling wonders. Yet in our world of nights as bright as day, most of us no longer experience true darkness. Eight out of ten Americans born today won't ever live where they can see the Milky Way. And exposure to artificial light at night has been cited as a factor in health concerns ranging from poor sleep to cancer. In his gorgeous debut, THE END OF NIGHT, Paul Bogard travels the globe to find the night, blending personal narrative, natural history, health, science, and folklore to shed light on darkness. Showing exactly what we've lost, what we have left, and what we might hope to regain, he attempts nothing less than a restoration of how we see the spectacularly primal, wildly dark night sky.
Übungsmaterial zu den Kernthemen der Bildungsstandards Klasse 5/6
Author: Robert Kleinschroth,Pete Oldham
Publisher: Auer Verlag
Mit der Stationen-Reihe trainieren Ihre Schüler gleichzeitig methodische und inhaltliche Lernziele. Die handlungsorientierte Arbeit an Stationen fördert das selbstständige Lernen jedes einzelnen Schülers. Durch die Vielfalt der Aufgabenstellungen und damit auch der Lösungswege lernen alle Schüler trotz unterschiedlichster Lernvoraussetzungen besonders nachhaltig. Die einzelnen Stationen behandeln verschiedene Textsorten im Fach Englisch in den Klassen 5 und 6. So gelingt es Ihnen, Methodenlernen sinnvoll in Ihren Unterricht zu integrieren! Die Materialien sind auch für fachfremd unterrichtende Lehrer geeignet. Die Themen: - Home and school - The neighbourhood - Around Britain - Lifestyle - Adventure Der Band enthält: - 6 bis 8 Stationen pro Themenbereich - insgesamt über 40 Arbeitsblätter als Kopiervorlagen - einen umfangreichen Lösungsteil - eine Audio-CD mit 14 Hörtexten für Hörverständnisübungen
Create a Project from Start to Finish—Model, Texture, Rig, Animate, and Render in Maya
Author: Adam Watkins
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Deliver professional-level 3D content in no time with this comprehensive guide to 3D animation with Maya. With over 12 years of training experience, plus several award winning students under his belt, author Adam Watkins is the ideal mentor to get you up to speed with 3D in Maya. Using a structured and pragmatic approach Getting Started in 3D with Maya begins with basic theory of fundamental techniques, then builds on this knowledge using practical examples and projects to put your new skills to the test. Prepared so that you can learn in an organic fashion, each chapter builds on the knowledge gained in the previous chapter, showing you all the essentials of 3D in Maya, from modeling and UV layout, to texture creation, rigging animating and rendering. As you go from project to project you'll develop a strong arsenal of skills that combined will form a complete end to end process to creating complete projects in Maya. The accompanying website provides all the tools you need to develop your skills. Project files to accompany the practical examples used throughout the text, so you can work along with the examples. Additional textures and models will give you all the resources you need to start making your own projects in no time at all.
Bring your science lessons to life with Scientifica. Providing just the right proportion of 'reading' versus 'doing', these engaging resources are differentiated to support and challenge pupils of varying abilities.
Professor of Interdisciplinary Science Menas Kafatos,Menas Kafatos,Robert Nadeau,Professor Environmental Science & Public Policy Robert Nadeau
Creating Independent Serious Games and Simulations from Start to Finish
Author: Nick Iuppa,Terry Borst
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
You're part of a new venture, an independent gaming company, and you are about to undertake your first development project. The client wants a serious game, one with instructional goals and assessment metrics. Or you may be in a position to green light such a project yourself, believing that it can advance your organization's mission and goals. This book provides a proven process to take an independent game project from start to finish. In order to build a successful game, you need to wear many hats. There are graphic artists, software engineers, designers, producers, marketers - all take part in the process at various (coordinated) stages, and the end result is hopefully a successful game. Veteran game producers and writers (Iuppa and Borst) cover all of these areas for you, with step by step instructions and checklists to get the work done. The final section of the book offers a series of case studies from REAL indy games that have been developed and launched succesfully, and show exactly how the principles outlined in the book can be applied to real world products. The book's associated author web site offers ancillary materials & references as well as serious game demos and presentations.
A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations
Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Nomadis a philosophical memoir, telling how Ayaan Hirsi Ali came to America in search of a new life, and the difficulties she faced in reconciling her two worlds. With vivid anecdotes and observations of people, cultures, and political debacles, this narrative weaves together Hirsi Ali's personal story -- including her reconciliation with her devout father who had disowned her when she denounced Islam -- with the stories of other women and men, high-profile and not, whom she encounters. With a deep understanding and intimate perspective of the situation of Muslim women and moderates in the world today and her singular, unwavering intellectual courage, Hirsi Ali offers her always notable, often controversial analysis of Islam vis a vis the superiority of Western democratic values.
Author: C. Kamalakannan,L. Padma Suresh,Subhransu Sekhar Dash,Bijaya Ketan Panigrahi
Category: Technology & Engineering
The book is a collection of high-quality peer-reviewed research papers presented in the Proceedings of International Conference on Power Electronics and Renewable Energy Systems (ICPERES 2014) held at Rajalakshmi Engineering College, Chennai, India. These research papers provide the latest developments in the broad area of Power Electronics and Renewable Energy. The book discusses wide variety of industrial, engineering and scientific applications of the emerging techniques. It presents invited papers from the inventors/originators of new applications and advanced technologies.
Everything we see is lit by one source or another. The questions are: what and how? That is what this book is designed to teach you. Through Rosanne Olson’s tried-and-true course on lighting principles for photography, video, and art in general, you will discover how the angles and heights of your light sources affect your pictures. You will learn how to work with light modifiers to change the quality of your light, and how to control light to create a feeling of depth and dimension—whether you’re shooting with natural light, continuous artificial light, studio strobes, dedicated flash, or a combination of sources. Assignments are included to help you put each concept into practice as you perfect your skills and train your eyes to see the subtleties of light. You will never look at a photograph or painting in the same way after you read this book!