A Novel

Author: Jeff VanderMeer

Publisher: MCD

ISBN: 0374714924

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 1467

Named one of the most anticipated books of 2017 by The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Book Riot, Chicago Reader, The Week, and Publishers Weekly. “Am I a person?” Borne asked me. “Yes, you are a person,” I told him. “But like a person, you can be a weapon, too.” In Borne, a young woman named Rachel survives as a scavenger in a ruined city half destroyed by drought and conflict. The city is dangerous, littered with discarded experiments from the Company—a biotech firm now derelict—and punished by the unpredictable predations of a giant bear. Rachel ekes out an existence in the shelter of a run-down sanctuary she shares with her partner, Wick, who deals his own homegrown psychoactive biotech. One day, Rachel finds Borne during a scavenging mission and takes him home. Borne as salvage is little more than a green lump—plant or animal?—but exudes a strange charisma. Borne reminds Rachel of the marine life from the island nation of her birth, now lost to rising seas. There is an attachment she resents: in this world any weakness can kill you. Yet, against her instincts—and definitely against Wick’s wishes—Rachel keeps Borne. She cannot help herself. Borne, learning to speak, learning about the world, is fun to be with, and in a world so broken that innocence is a precious thing. For Borne makes Rachel see beauty in the desolation around her. She begins to feel a protectiveness she can ill afford. “He was born, but I had borne him.” But as Borne grows, he begins to threaten the balance of power in the city and to put the security of her sanctuary with Wick at risk. For the Company, it seems, may not be truly dead, and new enemies are creeping in. What Borne will lay bare to Rachel as he changes is how precarious her existence has been, and how dependent on subterfuge and secrets. In the aftermath, nothing may ever be the same.

Wirtschaftlichkeitsbetrachtung des Repowering-Prozesses anhand der Windparks Borne III und Welbsleben

Author: Maurice Scholz


ISBN: 3956363728

Category: Science

Page: 65

View: 6336

Der Inhalt dieser Arbeit befasst sich mit der wirtschaftlichen Bewertung der Investition des Repowerings anhand der Windparks Borne III und Welbsleben. Zunächst wird in den Grundlagen die Begrifflichkeit des Repowering definiert. Dazu wird neben einer expliziten Definition, die Kostenstruktur von Windparkprojekten sowie die rechtlichen Rahmenbedingungen bzgl. der Einspeisevergütung nach dem EEG erörtert. Anschließend erfolgt eine Beschreibung der standortspezifischen Merkmale der ersetzten Windparks wie auch des Repowering-Windparks. Zur Beurteilung der Wirtschaftlichkeit des Repowerings findet die Kapitalwertmethode als Verfahren der dynamischen Investitionsrechnung ihre Anwendung. Anhand der in der Kapitalwertmethode verwendeten Parameter wird im Anschluss eine Sensitivitätsanalyse durchgeführt.

Kurze Anleitung zur Fischzucht in Teichen

Author: Max von dem Borne

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3845722126

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 68

View: 1869

Der Fischzucht-Pionier Max von dem Borne präsentiert im vorliegenden Band eine Einführung in die Fischzucht in Teichen. Er gibt zahlreiche Hinweise und Tipps zur Anlage und Pflege der Teiche, zur Zucht einheimischer Fischarten in warmen und kalten Teichen und zu deren Ernährung. Darüber hinaus beschreibt er seine eigene Fischzuchtanstalt auf dem Rittergut Berneuchen. Umfangreich illustriert. Sorgfältig bearbeiteter Nachdruck der dritten Auflage aus dem Jahr 1897.

Men's Watches

Author: Hervé Borne

Publisher: Silverback Books

ISBN: 9782752802422

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 256

View: 3060

Includes 256 richly illustrated, fact filled pages that include the latest and avant-garde watches of the day.

Root Diseases and Soil-borne Pathogens

Author: T. A. Toussoun,Robert V. Bega,Paul E. Nelson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520015821

Category: Phytopathogenic microorganisms

Page: 252

View: 7202

Population dynamics of pathogens in soil. Genetical aspects of pathogenic and saprophytic behavoir in root-infecting fungi. Effect of soil moisture and aeration on fungal activity with root diseases. Effect of root exudates on root infection. Root diseases of forest crops. Root diseases of tropical plantation crops. Crop grouth responses to soil fumigation.

Ludwig Börne

Author: Heinrich Heine

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 9781571133427

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 137

View: 2625

First English translation of Heine's controversial though masterful polemic, with introduction and commentary.

Der Clown

Geschichte einer Gestalt

Author: Roswitha von dem Borne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783932386657


Page: 191

View: 1508


The Strange Bird

A Borne Story

Author: Jeff VanderMeer

Publisher: MCD x FSG Originals

ISBN: 0374714932

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 2332

The Strange Bird—from New York Times bestselling novelist Jeff VanderMeer—is a novella-length digital original that expands and weaves deeply into the world of his “thorough marvel”* of a novel, Borne. The Strange Bird is a new kind of creature, built in a laboratory—she is part bird, part human, part many other things. But now the lab in which she was created is under siege and the scientists have turned on their animal creations. Flying through tunnels, dodging bullets, and changing her colors and patterning to avoid capture, the Strange Bird manages to escape. But she cannot just soar in peace above the earth. The sky itself is full of wildlife that rejects her as one of their own, and also full of technology—satellites and drones and other detritus of the human civilization below that has all but destroyed itself. And the farther she flies, the deeper she finds herself in the orbit of the Company, a collapsed biotech firm that has populated the world with experiments both failed and successful that have outlived the corporation itself: a pack of networked foxes, a giant predatory bear. But of the many creatures she encounters with whom she bears some kind of kinship, it is the humans—all of them now simply scrambling to survive—who are the most insidious, who still see her as simply something to possess, to capture, to trade, to exploit. Never to understand, never to welcome home. With The Strange Bird, Jeff VanderMeer has done more than add another layer, a new chapter, to his celebrated novel Borne. He has created a whole new perspective on the world inhabited by Rachel and Wick, the Magician, Mord, and Borne—a view from above, of course, but also a view from deep inside the mind of a new kind of creature who will fight and suffer and live for the tenuous future of this world. Praise for Borne *“Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy was an ever-creeping map of the apocalypse; with Borne he continues his investigation into the malevolent grace of the world, and it's a thorough marvel.” —Colson Whitehead “VanderMeer is that rare novelist who turns to nonhumans not to make them approximate us as much as possible but to make such approximation impossible. All of this is magnified a hundredfold in Borne . . . Here is the story about biotech that VanderMeer wants to tell, a vision of the nonhuman not as one fixed thing, one fixed destiny, but as either peaceful or catastrophic, by our side or out on a rampage as our behavior dictates—for these are our children, born of us and now to be borne in whatever shape or mess we have created. This coming-of-age story signals that eco-fiction has come of age as well: wilder, more reckless and more breathtaking than previously thought, a wager and a promise that what emerges from the twenty-first century will be as good as any from the twentieth, or the nineteenth.” —Wai Chee Dimock, The New York Times Book Review

Transgenesis and the Management of Vector-Borne Disease

Author: Serap Aksoy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0387782257

Category: Science

Page: 171

View: 5378

Parasitic, bacterial and viral agents continue to challenge the welfare of humans, livestock, wild life and plants worldwide. The public health impact and financial consequences of these diseases are particularly hard on the already overburdened economies of developing countries especially in the tropics. Many of these disease agents utilize insect hosts (vectors) to achieve their transmission to mammals. In the past, these diseases were largely controlled by insecticide-based vector reduction strategies. Now, many of these diseases have reemerged in the tropics, recolonizing their previous range, and expanding into new territories previously not considered to be endemic. Habitat change, irrigation practices, atmospheric and climate change, insecticide and drug resistance as well as increases in global tourism, human traffic and commercial activities, have driven the reemergence and spread of vector borne diseases. While these diseases can be controlled through interventions aimed at both their vertebrate and invertebrate hosts, no effective vaccines exist, and only limited therapeutic prospects are available for their control in mammalian hosts. Molecular technologies such as transgenesis, which is the subject of this book, stand to increase the toolbox and benefit disease management strategies.

Food Borne Illnesses

Author: Ruth Bjorklund

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish

ISBN: 9780761419174

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 2902

"Discusses food borne illnesses and their effects on people and society"--Provided by publisher.

Demography and Vector-Borne Diseases

Author: Michael W. Service

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849349614

Category: Medical

Page: 416

View: 1056

An in-depth overview on the demo-graphic changes occurring world-wide and the repercussions this is having on the pattern of vector-borne disease is pre-sented in this book. Internationally recognized scientists, epidemiologists, entomologists, parasitologists, and ecologists are contributing authors to this comprehensive account.

Microbe-vector Interactions in Vector-borne Diseases

Author: S. H. Gillespie,G. L. Smith,A. Osbourn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139442916

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 1171

Several billion people are at daily risk of life threatening vector-borne diseases such as malaria, trypanosomiasis and dengue. This volume describes the way in which the causal pathogens of such diseases interact with the vectors that transmit them. It details the elegant biological adaptations that have enabled pathogens to live with their vectors and, in some circumstances, to control them. This knowledge has led to novel preventative strategies in the form of antibiotics and new vaccines which are targeted not at the pathogen itself but at its specific vector.

Dolphin Borne

Author: Carlos Eyles

Publisher: Aqua Quest Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9780922769254

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 2348

Veteran blue water hunter Ray Messias and novice Andy McCorkin have been swept into the dangerous waters of the Sea of Cortez and must survive by their skills and what they carry. Carlos Eyles weaves a masterly tale that twists and turns with the unexpected that only someone who has spent a lifetime in the water could draw upon.

Structure-Borne Sound

Structural Vibrations and Sound Radiation at Audio Frequencies

Author: L. Cremer,M. Heckl,Björn A.T. Petersson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540265146

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 608

View: 2309

Structure-Borne Sound" is a thorough introduction to structural vibrations with emphasis on audio frequencies and the associated radiation of sound. The book presents in-depth discussions of fundamental principles and basic problems, in order to enable the reader to understand and solve his own problems. It includes chapters dealing with measurement and generation of vibrations and sound, various types of structural wave motion, structural damping and its effects, impedances and vibration responses of the important types of structures, as well as with attenuation of vibrations, and sound radiation from structures. For the third edition, the author fundamentally revised and newly organized the contents of the work. Nevertheless, the intention has been to preserve the style of the previous editions, namely to focus on the fundamentals enabling the reader to analyse further problems.

The Chrome Borne

Author: Mercedes Lackey,Larry Dixon

Publisher: Baen Books

ISBN: 0671578340

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

View: 1769

In "Born to Run," runaways become the pawns in a war between good and bad elves; and in "Chrome Circle," mage Tannim suspects his dream girl of wanting to kill him

Food-Borne Pathogens

Methods and Protocols

Author: Catherine Adley

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1592599907

Category: Medical

Page: 267

View: 4236

This volume presents emerging molecular methods of analyzing for food pathogens. It contains methodologies for the laboratory isolation and identification of the three groups of organisms that cause food borne disease: bacteria, viruses, and parasites. These methods clearly demonstrate the direction in rapid identification systems presently being developed. The methodologies presented in Food-Borne Pathogens will be utilized by research scientists and food technologists on an ongoing basis throughout their work.