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Author : Thomas Nagel
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2012-03-26
Page : 213
Category : Philosophy
ISBN 13 : 1107604710
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Thomas Nagel's Mortal Questions explores some fundamental issues concerning the meaning, nature and value of human life. Questions about our attitudes to death, sexual behaviour, social inequality, war and political power are shown to lead to more obviously philosophical problems about personal identity, consciousness, freedom, and value. This original and illuminating book aims at a form of understanding that is both theoretical and personal in its lively engagement with what are literally issues of life and death.


Author : Philip Reeve
Publisher : Scholastic Australia
Release : 2011-09-09
Page : 294
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1921988142
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Mortal Engines launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future. The first instalment introduces young apprentice Tom Natsworthy and the murderous Hester Shaw, flung from the fast-moving city of London into heart-stopping adventures in the wastelands of the Great Hunting Ground. Repackaged with a stunning double cover and eye-catching new look that features the famous recycled 'Old-Tech' of Reeve's fantastic world.


Author : Scott Ciencin
Denise Ciencin
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2003-09-01
Page : 479
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0743427718
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Buffy is very busy lately as she attempts to find the pieces of a soul sword before it gets in the wrong hands, tries to ward off a virus spreading throughout Sunnydale, all the while searching for direction in her tumultuous life.


Author : robin cook
Publisher :
Release : 1988
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Author : Ted Dekker
Tosca Lee
Publisher : FaithWords
Release : 2012-06-05
Page : 432
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1455523119
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Centuries have passed since civilization's brush with apocalypse. The world's greatest threats have all been silenced. There is no anger, no hatred, no war. There is only perfect peace...and fear. A terrible secret was closely guarded for centuries: every single soul walking the earth, though in appearance totally normal, is actually dead, long ago genetically stripped of true humanity. Nine years have gone by since an unlikely hero named Rom Sebastian first discovered a secret and consumed an ancient potion of blood to bring himself back to life in Forbidden. Surviving against impossible odds, Rom has gathered a secret faction of followers who have also taken the blood-the first Mortals in a world that is dead. But The Order has raised an elite army to hunt and crush the living. Division and betrayal threaten to destroy the Mortals from within. The final surviving hope for humanity teeters on the brink of annihilation and no one knows the path to survival. On the heels of Forbidden comes MORTAL, the second novel in The Books of Mortals saga penned by Ted Dekker and Tosca Lee. Set in a terrifying, medieval future, where grim pageantry masks death, this tale of dark desires and staggering stakes peels back the layers of the heart for all who dare take the journey. The Books of Mortals are three novels, each of which stands on its own, yet all are seamlessly woven into one epic thriller.


Author : Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 1992
Page : 345
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780393308457
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A beautiful actress's encounter with a man who claims to be immortal teaches the man how to enjoy life again, and offers the actress an opportunity to be immortal through her performances


Author : Atul Gawande
Publisher : Metropolitan Books
Release : 2014-10-07
Page : 304
Category : Social Science
ISBN 13 : 1627790551
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#1 New York Times Bestseller In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine seem too frequently to run counter to the interest of the human spirit. Nursing homes, preoccupied with safety, pin patients into railed beds and wheelchairs. Hospitals isolate the dying, checking for vital signs long after the goals of cure have become moot. Doctors, committed to extending life, continue to carry out devastating procedures that in the end extend suffering. Gawande, a practicing surgeon, addresses his profession's ultimate limitation, arguing that quality of life is the desired goal for patients and families. Gawande offers examples of freer, more socially fulfilling models for assisting the infirm and dependent elderly, and he explores the varieties of hospice care to demonstrate that a person's last weeks or months may be rich and dignified. Full of eye-opening research and riveting storytelling, Being Mortal asserts that medicine can comfort and enhance our experience even to the end, providing not only a good life but also a good end.


Author : Atul Gawande
Publisher : Profile Books
Release : 2014-10-16
Page : 333
Category : Science
ISBN 13 : 1847657869
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For most of human history, death was a common, ever-present possibility. It didn't matter whether you were five or fifty - every day was a roll of the dice. But now, as medical advances push the boundaries of survival further each year, we have become increasingly detached from the reality of being mortal. So here is a book about the modern experience of mortality - about what it's like to get old and die, how medicine has changed this and how it hasn't, where our ideas about death have gone wrong. With his trademark mix of perceptiveness and sensitivity, Atul Gawande outlines a story that crosses the globe, as he examines his experiences as a surgeon and those of his patients and family, and learns to accept the limits of what he can do. Never before has aging been such an important topic. The systems that we have put in place to manage our mortality are manifestly failing; but, as Gawande reveals, it doesn't have to be this way. The ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death, but a good life - all the way to the very end. Published in partnership with the Wellcome Collection. WELLCOME COLLECTION Wellcome Collection is a free museum and library that aims to challenge how we think and feel about health. Inspired by the medical objects and curiosities collected by Henry Wellcome, it connects science, medicine, life and art. Wellcome Collection exhibitions, events and books explore a diverse range of subjects, including consciousness, forensic medicine, emotions, sexology, identity and death. Wellcome Collection is part of Wellcome, a global charitable foundation that exists to improve health for everyone by helping great ideas to thrive, funding over 14,000 researchers and projects in more than 70 countries. wellcomecollection.org


Author : Philip Reeve
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2012-06-01
Page : 320
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0545394430
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The epic city-eat-city adventure is now a major motion picture produced by Peter Jackson!


Author : Ian Rankin
Publisher : Minotaur Books
Release : 2009-08-18
Page : 320
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780312565633
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In Edinburgh you're never far from a peaceful spot, or from a hellish one either. Now, in the heart of summer, in the midst of a nationalist festival, Inspector John Rebus is on the murder case of a young man left hanging in a spot where his screams would never be heard. To find the victim's identity--and his killer--Rebus searches from Edinburgh's most violent neighborhood to Belfast, Northern Ireland--amongst petty thugs, gunrunners, and heavyweight criminals. But before Rebus can get to the truth, he's bloodied by the dream of society's madmen--and staring into the glint of a killer's eyes. Once again, Ian Rankin has demonstrated his incredible crime writing skills in Mortal Causes.


Author : Eileen Wilks
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2009
Page : 343
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780425225523
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While in North Carolina to help her lover take custody of his son, FBI agent Lily Yu becomes involved in an investigation involving death magic, and as the violence escalates, Lily goes up against a killer not of this world. Original.


Author : Cassandra Clare
Publisher : Yen Press LLC
Release : 2017-11-07
Page : 192
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN 13 : 0316476374
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The first installment of Cassandra Clare's bestselling urban fantasy series, The Mortal Instruments, is adapted into a graphic novel series! Hanging out with her best friend, Simon, is just about the most exciting thing in Clary's life...that is, until she realizes there are people only she can see. But when her mother disappears and a monster attacks her, Clary has to embrace a world that she never even knew existed--a world full of vampires, werewolves, demons, and those who fight for the humans, Shadowhunters...


Author : Stanislaw Lem
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Release : 2016-10-06
Page : 240
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780241269077
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"He was a robot-hypochondriac. On his squeaking cart he carried a complete set of spare parts.' A freighter pilot leads a manhunt across the Moon for a robot gone berserk; a shapeshifting assassin falls in love with the man she's programmed to kill; a paranoid King converts his kingdom into his artificial mind, but his dreams rebel. These stories range from surreal fables that satirically turn the fairy tale on its head, to longer works including the man vs. robot thriller, 'The Hunt', and possibly fiction's strangest love story, 'The Mask'. In Mortal EnginesStanislaw Lem lays bare humanity's clash with machines, masterfully exploring science fiction's furthest frontiers."


Author : Philip Reeve
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Release : 2012-06-01
Page : 336
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0545394449
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Mortal Engines is now a major motion picture produced by Peter Jackson!


Author : Greg Iles
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 1998-02-01
Page : 720
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1101209062
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A man with a secret life risks everything to clear his name in this “ingenious suspense thriller”(The New York Times Book Review) from the bestselling author of the Penn Cage series. By day, Harper Cole trades commodities from his isolated home in the Mississippi Delta. By night he leads quite a different life, serving as a systems operator for an exclusive, annonymous erotic online service that caters to the rich and famous. But now a stranger has penetrated the network's state-of-the-art security, brutally murdering six celebrated female clients. Falsely accused of these horrible crimes, Harper realizes there's only one way to lure the elusive madman offline and into the open. But as he enacts his daring plan, Harper will put everything and everyone he holds dear directly in the path of a brilliant, unstoppable killer...


Author : Phyllis Bottome
Publisher : Northwestern University Press
Release : 1998
Page : 357
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780810114715
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An anti-fascist novel acclaimed on both sides of the Atlantic, The Mortal Storm was Phyllis Bottome's dramatic warning against the warmongering, antisemitic and misogyny of the Nazis. Highlighting Bottome's prolific writing career and lifelong humanitarian activism, The Mortal Storm pits the developing political and feminist consciousness of Freya Roth against the Nazi machine that will destroy the fabric of her family and nation.


Author : Thomas A. Taylor
Publisher :
Release : 2008
Page : 306
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 :
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In the backwoods of a state park, a group of religious extremists train to murder the governor, using state highway policemen for practice. In the State Capitol, security agents practice their formidable protection skills to guard the life of a governor and his family who try to outmaneuver their bodyguards at every turn. When the governor hosts a nationwide governors' summit, security is taxed to the limit while the extremists infiltrate the gathering to massacre government officials and anyone else in their way. In the real world, public figures are faced with hazardous situations every day. Stalkers, inappropriate or threatening communications, and unwelcome approaches are all part of public life. The fiction thriller Mortal Shield, by protection-expert Thomas Taylor, delves into the hearts and minds of bodyguards, the dignitaries they protect, and the opponents they attempt to foil. Mortal Shield is a realistic and spellbinding portrayal of protection work, which captures the everyday challenge of guarding high-level VIPs. Most "assassin" novels are the same: Lone assassin stalks VIP; hero stalks assassin; hero is discredited and becomes outcast; hero figures out assassination plot; against all odds, hero lunges in at last moment and foils assassination in front of incompetent bodyguards. You seldom read: bodyguard orchestrates flawless travel procedures; bodyguard figures out assassination plot among hundreds of false alarms; bodyguard lunges in and saves VIP. Every situation, every person, and each piece of equipment described in this book are truthful depictions of the real world, down to the gritty details of training for everything, planning for anything, and protocol from everywhere--all elements which the protector has to weigh and measure. Readers will never look at public figures or their bodyguards the same way again.


Author : Jonathan Fast
Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers
Release : 1978
Page : 153
Category : Science fiction
ISBN 13 :
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Bio-engineering has become commonplace. Nick Harmon is a public relations officer for Mutagen, the largest bio-engineering company in existence. Nick is given the high profile task of escorting an alien Alta-Tyberian through the high points of human civilization while Mutagen researchers Alta-Tyberian gene structure to discover a way of curing a plague destroying the Alta-Tyberians.


Author : Aldous Huxley
Publisher :
Release : 1948
Page : 207
Category : Drama
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Henry Scammell
Publisher : HarperPerennial
Release : 1991
Page : 302
Category : Murder
ISBN 13 : 9780060163273
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