Fire From Heaven

Author: Michael Harrison
Publisher: Skoob Books Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781871438659
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Offers authenticated examples of spontaneous combustion and challenges everyone to look again at theories which hitherto have been considered freakish, weird and crackpot.

About Spontaneous Combustion

Author: Sherry Kramer
Publisher: Broadway Play Publishing In
ISBN: 9780881453843
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Human spontaneous combustion is not something that most people worry about, but Amalia Parker does, and that's why she won't sleep with Rob. Sex with someone she doesn't care about might not be so dangerous, but with the man she truly loves? A definite possibility. This is the kind of logic that only makes sense in the Parker household, where Mom cooks obsessively, Dad has turned the house into an 18-hole golf course, and ancient maiden Aunt Emily does laundry and practices the family art of selective sight. A sweet, quirky comedy. The critics on Sherry Kramer's plays: DAVID'S REDHAIRED DEATH: "Sherry Kramer's extraordinary play ... is like a puzzle: after slowly and painstakingly connecting a series of dots, one uncovers an integrated image out of what appeared to be chaos." -The Chicago Reader THINGS THAT BREAK: ..". a terribly difficult, painfully beautiful play ... This is a wildly imaginative piece of work." -Nelson Pressley, The Washington Times THE WALL OF WATER: "THE WALL OF WATER quickly bursts through the dam of conventional theater for two hours of the kind of inspired and breathtaking chaos so rare on America's stages that we may have forgotten the word for it. The word is farce." - Margaret Spillane, New Haven Independent WHAT A MAN WEIGHS: ..". its view of sexual politics becomes more and more complex, funny, and biting." -Time WHEN SOMETHING WONDERFUL ENDS: "As timely as it is revealing, and as witty as wise." -Austin Chronicle

Spontaneous Combustion

Author: Jason Del Gandio
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438467273
Size: 21.98 MB
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Provides answers to one of the enduring paradoxes of mass social change. From the events of May 1968 to the Arab Spring and Occupy, we have seen social movements develop spontaneously around the globe propelling thousands and, at times, millions of people into the streets to demand an end to oppression. “In order to make sense of such events, the authors draw on George Katsiaficas’s conception of the ‘eros effect,’ which picks up and takes off from concepts developed by Herbert Marcuse. This effect describes moments in which the instinctual human need for justice and freedom undergoes a massive spontaneous awakening. Drawing on Marcuse, the concept foregrounds the instinctual foundation of the desire for freedom, in which a biologically-based pleasure drive—eros—is given free play.” — from the Foreword by Peter Marcuse However, even as the eros effect provides a valuable framework for understanding spontaneous global uprisings, Katsiaficas has acknowledged that the concept has remained underdeveloped. Spontaneous Combustion provides an introduction to the eros effect along with a series of elaborations, applications, and critical rejoinders concerning its implications. A truly interdisciplinary venture, the book features contributions from cutting-edge scholars and activists on the frontlines of today’s struggles.


Author: Aaron Starmer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0525429743
Size: 69.86 MB
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A darkly funny and spectacularly original exploration of friendship, goodbyes--and spontaneous combustion.


Author: Larry E. Arnold
Publisher: M Evans & Co
Size: 65.21 MB
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Spontaneous Human Combustion

Author: Jenny Randles
Publisher: Robert Hale
ISBN: 0719811740
Size: 45.83 MB
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The startling details of the first in-depth research for many years into the baffling mystery of spontaneous human combustion are revealed in this book. Determined to avoid the hackneyed 'solutions' of the past, the authors, both experienced researchers in the field of paranormal happenings, have explored the entire subject rationally from within - interviewing everyone from fire officers to victims who have survived this horrific experience. They assess the evidence in an objective manner and pose searching questions that were never asked before. In the process, they uncover a disturbing pattern of fear, hidden evidence and attempted suppression of scientific mystery. The authors first became concerned by these problems in 1985 when invited to an inquest by local police. They were able to conduct a detailed investigation of eyewitnesses and evidence to compare with officialdom's attempts to face the issues involved. Seeking neither to prove nor to disprove the reality of SHC, they chose to start from first principles, collating all the available evidence and dealing with the several questions which arose during an enquiry laden with obstacles. Does the phenomenon of spontaneous human combustion represent a natural energy force unleashed within our modern world? Can it unexpectedly relate to nuclear fusion, pollution, ecology or even enigmas such as crop circles? The answers are as amazing as they are shocking.


Author: Irvin Glassman
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0124115551
Size: 42.45 MB
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Throughout its previous four editions, Combustion has made a very complex subject both enjoyable and understandable to its student readers and a pleasure for instructors to teach. With its clearly articulated physical and chemical processes of flame combustion and smooth, logical transitions to engineering applications, this new edition continues that tradition. Greatly expanded end-of-chapter problem sets and new areas of combustion engineering applications make it even easier for students to grasp the significance of combustion to a wide range of engineering practice, from transportation to energy generation to environmental impacts. Combustion engineering is the study of rapid energy and mass transfer usually through the common physical phenomena of flame oxidation. It covers the physics and chemistry of this process and the engineering applications—including power generation in internal combustion automobile engines and gas turbine engines. Renewed concerns about energy efficiency and fuel costs, along with continued concerns over toxic and particulate emissions, make this a crucial area of engineering. New chapter on new combustion concepts and technologies, including discussion on nanotechnology as related to combustion, as well as microgravity combustion, microcombustion, and catalytic combustion—all interrelated and discussed by considering scaling issues (e.g., length and time scales) New information on sensitivity analysis of reaction mechanisms and generation and application of reduced mechanisms Expanded coverage of turbulent reactive flows to better illustrate real-world applications Important new sections on stabilization of diffusion flames—for the first time, the concept of triple flames will be introduced and discussed in the context of diffusion flame stabilization