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Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

Title Doomsday Book
Author Connie Willis
Publisher Spectra
Release Date 2011-01-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 592
ISBN 9780307784445
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Five years in the writing by one of science fiction's most honored authors, Doomsday Book is a storytelling triumph. Connie Willis draws upon her understanding of the universalities of human nature to explore the ageless issues of evil, suffering and the indomitable will of the human spirit. For Kivrin, preparing an on-site study of one of the deadliest eras in humanity's history was as simple as receiving inoculations against the diseases of the fourteenth century and inventing an alibi for a woman traveling alone. For her instructors in the twenty-first century, it meant painstaking calculations and careful monitoring of the rendezvous location where Kivrin would be received. But a crisis strangely linking past and future strands Kivrin in a bygone age as her fellows try desperately to rescue her. In a time of superstition and fear, Kivrin—barely of age herself—finds she has become an unlikely angel of hope during one of history's darkest hours. Praise for Doomsday Book “A stunning novel that encompasses both suffering and hope. . . . The best work yet from one of science fiction’s best writers.”—The Denver Post “Splendid work—brutal, gripping and genuinely harrowing, the product of diligent research, fine writing and well-honed instincts, that should appeal far beyond the normal science-fiction constituency.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “The world of 1348 burns in the mind’s eye, and every character alive that year is a fully recognized being. . . . It becomes possible to feel . . . that Connie Willis did, in fact, over the five years Doomsday Book took her to write, open a window to another world, and that she saw something there.”—The Washington Post Book World

Domesday Book by Elizabeth M. Hallam

Title Domesday Book
Author Elizabeth M. Hallam
Publisher Tempus Pub Limited
Release Date 2001
Category History
Total Pages 224
ISBN STANFORD:36105111176447
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This book challenges the orthodox views of William I's great census of 1086, to give an intriguing story of the origins of England’s greatest historical record, as well as new insights into its contents.

Title The Doomsday Book of Fairy Tales
Author Emily Brewes
Publisher Dundurn
Release Date 2021-05-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9781459747029
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An astounding tale about a dangerous quest in an eerie post–climate collapse world. A long time ago, the Vanderchucks fled the growing climate disaster and followed their neighbours into the Underground. Jesse Vanderchuck thought it was the end. Of the world. Of life. Eventually, Jesse’s little sister, Olivia, ran away and Jesse started picking through trash heaps in Toronto’s abandoned subway tunnels. Day in, day out. Now, years later, Jesse meets a talking dog. Fighting illness and the hostile world aboveground, Jesse and Doggo embark on a fool’s errand to find Olivia — or die trying. Along the way, Jesse spins a series of fairy tales from threads of memories, weaving together the past, present, and future into stories of brave girls, of cunning lads, of love in the face of wickedness, and of hope in the midst of despair.

Domesday Book by Ann Williams

Title Domesday Book
Author Ann Williams
Publisher Penguin (Non-Classics)
Release Date 2003
Category History
Total Pages 1436
ISBN UCSC:32106015963405
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This is the complete, authoritative translation from the original Latin of 'Domesday Book', together with indexes of places and people and a glossary of terms used.

The Doomsday Book by Marshall Brain

Title The Doomsday Book
Author Marshall Brain
Publisher Sterling
Release Date 2020-10-06
Category Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 1454939966
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In How Stuff Works, Marshall Brain explained how our world functions; now he explains how everything ends. Brain dives into a range of doomsday narratives, including manmade events such as a deadly pandemic and nuclear warfare; devastating natural phenomena, such as a super-volcano eruption; and science-fiction scenarios where robots take over or aliens invade. Brain describes each situation, the science behind it, and ways to prevent or prepare for its occurrence. With images throughout, this is the last book you'll read about the last days on Earth.

Domesday Book And Beyond by Frederic William Maitland

Title Domesday Book and Beyond
Author Frederic William Maitland
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1897
Category Domesday book
Total Pages 527
ISBN NYPL:33433081652319
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Domesday Book And The Law by Robin Fleming

Title Domesday Book and the Law
Author Robin Fleming
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date 2003-12-18
Category History
Total Pages 572
ISBN 0521528461
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A thorough and complete survey of all the legal actions and references in Domesday Book.

The Doomsday Machine by Daniel Ellsberg

Title The Doomsday Machine
Author Daniel Ellsberg
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release Date 2017-12-05
Category Political Science
Total Pages 432
ISBN 9781608196746
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Shortlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist for The California Book Award in Nonfiction The San Francisco Chronicle's Best of the Year List Foreign Affairs Best Books of the Year In These Times “Best Books of the Year" Huffington Post's Ten Excellent December Books List LitHub's “Five Books Making News This Week” From the legendary whistle-blower who revealed the Pentagon Papers, an eyewitness exposé of the dangers of America's Top Secret, seventy-year-long nuclear policy that continues to this day. Here, for the first time, former high-level defense analyst Daniel Ellsberg reveals his shocking firsthand account of America's nuclear program in the 1960s. From the remotest air bases in the Pacific Command, where he discovered that the authority to initiate use of nuclear weapons was widely delegated, to the secret plans for general nuclear war under Eisenhower, which, if executed, would cause the near-extinction of humanity, Ellsberg shows that the legacy of this most dangerous arms buildup in the history of civilization--and its proposed renewal under the Trump administration--threatens our very survival. No other insider with high-level access has written so candidly of the nuclear strategy of the late Eisenhower and early Kennedy years, and nothing has fundamentally changed since that era. Framed as a memoir--a chronicle of madness in which Ellsberg acknowledges participating--this gripping exposé reads like a thriller and offers feasible steps we can take to dismantle the existing "doomsday machine" and avoid nuclear catastrophe, returning Ellsberg to his role as whistle-blower. The Doomsday Machine is thus a real-life Dr. Strangelove story and an ultimately hopeful--and powerfully important--book about not just our country, but the future of the world.

Title Mabel Jones and the Doomsday Book
Author Will Mabbitt
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2016-10-04
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 336
ISBN 9781101999639
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Delivering belly laughs and heart-stopping action in equal measure, this third installment of the Mabel Jones saga is an excellent family read-aloud. Trapped in the Noo World, Mabel Jones is determined to make the most of her time in this strange future run by animals. Her next mission: find the Doomsday Book, a guidebook used to wipe out humanity. If Mabel learns what happened to her species, there's a chance she can prevent its extinction. But an elusive creature known as Von Klaar is also after the book . . . can Mabel find it before it lands in the wrong hands? Join Mabel and her crewmates as they race Von Klaar to the sacred city of Otom. Hoomankind depends on it!

Title The Doomsday Book of Animals
Author David Day
Publisher Penguin Books
Release Date 1983
Category Extinct animals
Total Pages 288
ISBN UOM:39015007501086
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title From Domesday Book to Magna Carta 1087 1216
Author Austin Lane Poole
Publisher Oxford University Press on Demand
Release Date 1993
Category History
Total Pages 541
ISBN 0192852876
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This illuminating book provides an account of a century and a half of English medieval history, beginning with the compilation of the Domesday Book and culminating in the issue of the Magna Carta and the subsequent civil war. A. L. Poole assesses the social and economic background to theperiod, the position of the monarchy, progress in education, church reform, and also studies the twelfth-century renaissance in literature and art, providing a full and detailed study of everyday life in English towns and country in medieval England.'a model of its kind ... has the unusual merit of being at once comprehensive and uniformly satisfying'TES'an important and useful book, written and well written by a scholar of great learning and integrity'Guardian'a volume that all medievalists will admire and use will remain, alike for historians and for the general reader, an indispensable and adequate possession.'Tablet'the most brilliant and the most exciting of the medieval centuries to be judged by the highest standards'TLS

The Doomsday Book Of Medicine by Ralph La Guardia M D

Title The Doomsday Book of Medicine
Author Ralph La Guardia M D
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2015-08-25
Category
Total Pages 910
ISBN 0996461590
Language English, Spanish, and French
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What are you and your family going to do after a collapse of society when there are no doctors and medications available, and the pharmacies and hospitals have been looted? You can prepare for every disaster scenario, but if you are not able to treat medical emergencies and injuries that arise, how long will you last? This book will teach you everything you need to know to keep you and your loved ones healthy. Dr. La Guardia has spent over thirty years researching ways to treat any and all medical conditions with non prescription, over the counter and everyday products, many of which will amaze you. This book is jam packed with useful information in an easy to read format, chock full of illustrations and overflowing with information that could very well save your life.

Domesday by Sally Harvey

Title Domesday
Author Sally Harvey
Publisher Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date 2014
Category History
Total Pages 335
ISBN 9780199669783
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Domesday: book of judgement provides a unique study of the extraordinary eleventh-century survey, the Domesday Book. Sally Harvey depicts the Domesday Book as the written evidence of a potentially insecure conquest successfully transforming itself, by a combination of administrative insight and military might, into a permanent establishment. William I used the Domesday Inquiry to contain the new establishment and consolidate their landholding revolution within a strict fiscal and tenurial framework, with checks and balances to prevent the king's followers from taking more powers and assets than they had been allocated. In this way, the survey served as a conciliatory gesture between the conquerors and the conquered, as William I came to realise that, faced with the threat to his rule from the Danes, he needed England's native populations more than they needed him. Yes, the overlying theme of the Domesday Book is Judgment: every class of society had reason to regard the Survey's methodical and often pitiless proceedings as both a literal and a metaphorical day of account. In this volume, Sally Harvey considers the Anglo-Saxon background and the architects of the survey: the bishops, royal clerks, sheriffs, jurors, and landholders who contributed to Domesday's content and scope. She also discusses at length the core information in the Survey: coinage, revenues from landholding, fiscal concessions, and taxation, as well as some central tenurial issues. She draws the conclusion that the record, whilst consolidating William's position as king of the English, also laid the foundations for the twelfth-century treasury and exchequer. The volume newly argues that the Domesday survey also became an inquest into individual sheriffs and officials, thereby laying a foundation for reinterpreting the size of towns in England. -- Provided by publisher.

The Doomsday Book by Joel Levy

Title The Doomsday Book
Author Joel Levy
Publisher Vision Paperbacks
Release Date 2005
Category Nature
Total Pages 247
ISBN CORNELL:31924097731925
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Whether it's a tsunami or an asteroid, a terrorist attack or a nuclear war, the end of the world is never far away. But just what are the chances of civilisation being destroyed, and which method of meltdown is most likely? "The Doomsday Book" looks at all the burgeoning threats to civilisation, explaining the story and the science behind each one, and providing a clear-headed assessment of how serious they are and what can and is likely to be done about them. Covering ecological crises such as water shortages and habitat destruction, the dangers of nanotechnology and superplague, and the cataclysmic effects of a new ice age or being lost in a black hole, Joel Levy's book is scarily engrossing. Examining the fate of ancient civilsations and explaining the lessons they can teach us, "The Doomsday Book" explores the likelihood of our survival when disaster hits.

The Domesday Book by Thomas Hinde

Title The Domesday Book
Author Thomas Hinde
Publisher Quadrillion Pub
Release Date 1997-03-01
Category History
Total Pages 351
ISBN 1858334403
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A fundamental part of English heritage, the Domesday Book is unique in medieval history, recording an entire country and its inhabitants town by town, with over 12,500 entries. In this lavishly illustrated book, Elizabeth Hallam and Thomas Hinde examine the background to the nine-hundred-year-old document, setting the events of 1086 into the context of the medieval world. It is a remarkable tribute to English continuity that almost all of the Domesday settlements still exist in some form or another.

The Doomsday Calculation by William Poundstone

Title The Doomsday Calculation
Author William Poundstone
Publisher Little, Brown Spark
Release Date 2019-06-04
Category Science
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780316440714
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the author of Are You Smart Enough to Work at Google?, a fascinating look at how an equation that foretells the future is transforming everything we know about life, business, and the universe. In the 18th century, the British minister and mathematician Thomas Bayes devised a theorem that allowed him to assign probabilities to events that had never happened before. It languished in obscurity for centuries until computers came along and made it easy to crunch the numbers. Now, as the foundation of big data, Bayes' formula has become a linchpin of the digital economy. But here's where things get really interesting: Bayes' theorem can also be used to lay odds on the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence; on whether we live in a Matrix-like counterfeit of reality; on the "many worlds" interpretation of quantum theory being correct; and on the biggest question of all: how long will humanity survive? The Doomsday Calculation tells how Silicon Valley's profitable formula became a controversial pivot of contemporary thought. Drawing on interviews with thought leaders around the globe, it's the story of a group of intellectual mavericks who are challenging what we thought we knew about our place in the universe. The Doomsday Calculation is compelling reading for anyone interested in our culture and its future.

After Doomsday by Poul Anderson

Title After Doomsday
Author Poul Anderson
Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date 2015-12-08
Category Fiction
Total Pages 128
ISBN 9781504024440
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The only survivors of an annihilated human race must find one another somewhere in the cosmos and unite to destroy the alien aggressors who obliterated the Earth in this classic science fiction adventure After a three-year mission, the American starship Benjamin Franklin and its all-male crew have returned to Earth, only to discover the planet is dead, a blackened shell devoid of life. It is clear that one of a trio of alien species engineered the holocaust, but which? When the captain of the Franklin falters, engineer Carl Donnan is forced to take command of the ship. The future of what remains of the human race is in his hands. Donnan’s first priority is to escape with his crewmates; the second is to find out if there are other human survivors somewhere among the stars—unbeknownst to Donnan and the three hundred men now under his charge, the female crew of the Europa also survived the genocide—and the third is to seek vengeance, for the alien annihilators will not rest until their task is completed. If the last men and women in the galaxy do not identify and destroy their enemy, there will be no place in the universe to hide. The winner of three Nebulas, seven Hugos, and numerous other awards over the course of his illustrious career, science fiction Grand Master Poul Anderson has written a magnificent adventure of courage and survival in the wake of the unthinkable, demonstrating once again why he is considered one of the brightest literary lights to shine during the Golden Age of Asimov, Heinlein, and Bradbury.

Love Is The Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson

Title Love Is the Drug
Author Alaya Dawn Johnson
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Release Date 2014-09-30
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 352
ISBN 9780545662895
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From the author of THE SUMMER PRINCE, a novel that's John Grisham's THE PELICAN BRIEF meets Michael Crichton's THE ANDROMEDA STRAIN set at an elite Washington D.C. prep school. Emily Bird was raised not to ask questions. She has perfect hair, the perfect boyfriend, and a perfect Ivy-League future. But a chance meeting with Roosevelt David, a homeland security agent, at a party for Washington DC's elite leads to Bird waking up in a hospital, days later, with no memory of the end of the night. Meanwhile, the world has fallen apart: A deadly flu virus is sweeping the nation, forcing quarantines, curfews, even martial law. And Roosevelt is certain that Bird knows something. Something about the virus--something about her parents' top secret scientific work--something she shouldn't know. The only one Bird can trust is Coffee, a quiet, outsider genius who deals drugs to their classmates and is a firm believer in conspiracy theories. And he believes in Bird. But as Bird and Coffee dig deeper into what really happened that night, Bird finds that she might know more than she remembers. And what she knows could unleash the biggest government scandal in US history.

The Doomsday Machine by Martin Cohen

Title The Doomsday Machine
Author Martin Cohen
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2012-03-27
Category Science
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781137000347
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Today, there are over one hundred nuclear reactors operating in our backyards, from Indian Point in New York to Diablo Canyon in California. Proponents claim that nuclear power is the only viable alternative to fossil fuels, and due to rising energy consumption and the looming threat of global warming, they are pushing for an even greater investment. Here, energy economist Andrew McKillop and social scientist Martin Cohen argue that the nuclear power dream being sold to us is pure fantasy. Debunking the multilayered myth that nuclear energy is cheap, clean, and safe, they demonstrate how landscapes are ravaged in search of the elusive yellowcake to fuel the reactors, and how energy companies and politicians rarely discuss the true costs of nuclear power plants - from the subsidies that build the infrastructure to the unspoken guarantee that the public will pick up the cleanup cost in the event of a meltdown, which can easily top $100 billion dollars.

The Doomsday Book by Gordon Rattray Taylor

Title The Doomsday Book
Author Gordon Rattray Taylor
Publisher Harvill Press
Release Date 1970
Category Pollution
Total Pages 320
ISBN 0586036040
Language English, Spanish, and French
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