Humans Wanted

Author: Jody Nye
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692900031
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Humans are tough. Humans can last days without food. Humans heal so quickly, they pierce holes in themselves or inject ink under their epidermis for fun. Humans will walk for days on broken bones in order to make it to safety. Humans will literally cut off bits of themselves if trapped by a disaster. You would be amazed what humans will do to survive. Or to ensure the survival of others they feel responsible for. That's the other thing. Humans pack-bond, and they spill their pack-bonding instincts everywhere. Sure it's weird when they talk sympathetically to broken spaceships or try to pet every lifeform that scans as non-toxic. It's even a little weird that just existing in the same place as them for long enough seems to make them care about you. But if you're hurt, if you're trapped, if you need someone to fetch help? You really want a human. Twelve authors provide their perspectives on human ingenuity and usefulness as we try to find our place among the stars. From battletested to brokenhearted, humans are capable of amazing things. Humans Wanted shows not only what we are, but how awesome we can be.

Ich Und Die Menschen

Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3423422262
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Ein Roman »mit einem ganz großen Herzen« Daily Express In einer regnerischen Freitagnacht wird Andrew Martin, Professor für Mathematik in Cambridge, aufgegriffen, als er nackt eine Autobahn entlangwandert. Professor Martin ist nicht mehr er selbst. Ein Wesen mit überlegener Intelligenz und von einem weit entfernten Stern hat von ihm Besitz ergriffen. Dieser neue Andrew ist nicht begeistert von seiner neuen Existenz. Er hat eine denkbar negative Meinung von den Menschen. Jeder weiß schließlich, dass sie zu Egoismus, übermäßigem Ehrgeiz und Gewalttätigkeit neigen. Doch andererseits: Kann eine Lebensform, die Dinge wie Weißwein und Erdnussbutter erfunden hat, wirklich grundschlecht und böse sein? Und was sind das für seltsame Gefühle, die ihn überkommen, wenn er Debussy hört oder Isobel, der Frau des Professors, in die Augen blickt?

Breeding Humans

Author: Harold King
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1326979639
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When the Hekirs discover humans on their planet, they immediately seek to exploit them. Breeding programs are initiated in a competition to produce the world's first intelligent human. Zax, the first unofficial success, rebels against the injustice of being held as a slave and forms a revolt against the Hekirs. Now he must overcome the power of the Human Breeder Corporation in order to stop their plans for developing a human army, and he will fight to the death for it if he must.

Are Humans Obsolete

Author: Jim Hull
Publisher: Jim Hull
ISBN: 1434832937
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Today machines can outplay us at chess, perform surgeries, manage airports, design buildings, act in films. Soon they'll compete with us in nearly every field. Will this cause mass layoffs and riots? Or will these robotic workers usher in a paradise of wealth and leisure for us all? "Are Humans Obsolete?" takes you on a witty, no-holds-barred tour of the next few decades, when machines will do everything we can, and do it better, yet we can gain the advantage! Part One takes a brisk march through this strange future, with insights on ways we can stay in control and not get left behind. Part Two offers a clear-eyed look at our high-tech culture of adolescence and how to outgrow it, shines a spotlight on the jumble of modern media and how we can make sense of all the shouting, and does color commentary on the turf war between science and religion -- with a surprising twist on who may win. Jim Hull is an author and lecturer with a degree in philosophy from UC Santa Cruz.

Light In The Saddle Practices And Principles For Horses And Humans

Author: Sara Annon
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
ISBN: 1506906192
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The first two volumes in the series complement each other. One focuses on how horses behave and learn (ethology) while the other addresses how they move (biomechanics). Understanding and establishing cross species communication is the basis for all the work in the first book. The second book covers the next step in schooling the horse, using lungeing to develop the horse’s physical strength and coordination so they can carry us around without injuring themselves. Horses and humans see the world very differently. Both have to make an effort in order to be able to communicate with each other. Practical exercises help us humans learn how to use our body language to communicate with horses. Insights into the horse’s point of view show how the many small interactions of daily handling are essential to building a solid reliable foundation for further schooling. Keywords – Stable, Horse, Ground Training, Halter, Baths, Bandages, Hooves, Horsemanship, Equine, Rider, Schooling Your Horse, Horse Training

His Story

Author: Stuart Hacking
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630875597
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We all love stories--whether printed, passed down orally from generation to generation, or made into films. We love stories whether they are fictional, true, mythical, or legendary. Stories are part of our human history, and they help us understand being human. But there is one story that underpins all other stories--the story of why we exist. All great human stories must interact with this story. His Story explores this fundamental story by retelling the story of the Bible. His Story tells the Biblical story of how God has opened up a doorway into our universe and how this impacts the metanarrative of all of our lives. If you want to read the overarching story of the Bible in one short book, then His Story is for you. If you want to know the backstory of your life, His Story is for you. His Story is simply written, but doesn't oversimplify. It is a book for people who might call themselves Christians, but also for all those who are curious about the ultimate story. His Story--the story of why we are here.

Quest Of A California Gray Whale

Author: J. Clemens
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 146917295X
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This story is about the life of a Gray whale named Gary that is extraordinary. This is about his near death experiences. He is wounded by a Killer Whale, gets beached, and escapes from whaling ships. He learns the ways of a shaman from a native boy. He is helped through all these experiences by a Spirit Whale. On the way to the summer feeding grounds he gets separated from his friends. They end up being attacked by whalers and trapped in icebergs. Its a roller coaster ride with all the exciting scenes awaiting you.

Happiness And Benevolence

Author: Robert Spaemann
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567042316
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Christian philosopher Robert Spaemann takes the reader on a quest for the fundamental principles of ethics. Writing in a clear style accessible to non-specialists, drawing both on ancient and modern philosophy, from Aristotle, Plato and Aquinas to Kant and Hegel, he discovers the intimate relationship between ethics and ontology - the science of being. This book is written for theologians as well as philosophers - indeed for anyone who is concerned with the meaning of a 'life well lived', with good and evil and the search for happiness.

Living Dead In Dallas

Author: Charlaine Harris
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101134046
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The second novel in #1 New York Times bestselling author Charlaine Harris’s “addictively entertaining”(Locus) Sookie Stackhouse series. Even though Sookie has her own vampire to look out for her—her red-hot, cold-blooded boyfriend, Bill Compton—she has to admit that the bloodsuckers did save her life. So when one of the local Undead asks the cocktail waitress for a favor, she feels like she owes them. Soon, Sookie’s in Dallas using her telepathic skills to search for a missing vampire. She’s supposed to interview certain humans involved. There’s just one condition: The vampires must promise to behave—and let the humans go unharmed. Easier said than done. All it takes is one delicious blonde and one small mistake for things to turn deadly...