The Wasp That Brainwashed The Caterpillar

Author: Matt Simon
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1472242025
Size: 41.73 MB
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For fans of WHAT IF? and NEW SCIENTIST comes this brilliantly funny and informative look at the stranger side of evolution. Featuring: The Zombie ants mind-controlled by a fungus Beautiful salamanders that can regenerate any part of their bodies, including their brains The mantis shrimp, which fires its club-like appendage so fast that the surrounding water becomes as hot as the surface of the sun The Antechinus, whose runaway testosterone levels cause them to have so much sex during their three-week mating season that they bleed internally, go blind, and drop dead... Featuring quirky illustrations and the signature blend of science smarts and humour that make Matt Simon's Wired column so entertaining, this is an ideal stocking-filler for every popular science aficionado...

Wikipilation

Author: Njål Helgheim
Publisher: Njål Helgheim
ISBN: 8283281356
Size: 35.25 MB
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WIKIPILATION: The Encyclopedia of Films about World History & Human Rights and Other Global Issues. Special focus on Africa, the Middle East and Asia. LGBT FOCUS: A special focus also on LGBT issues; two separate LGBT film collections: chapter #357 Same-sex marriage, and chapter #415 LGBT rights opposition and violence against LGBT people, which is a huge collection of best reviewed and popular LGBT documentaries and fictions films from all over the world. 73 out of 420 film collections contain LGBT-related films. 420 COLLECTIONS of best reviewed and popular documentaries and fiction films from 150+ different countries; time period covered: 13 800 000 000 BCE to the present day. 420 chapters about historical events, political entities, movements, social issues, global challenges and other topics of wide relevance; see list of topics below. EASY NAVIGATION: 7428 hyperlinks ensure easy navigation back and forth between chapters and the table of contents or the alphabetical index. CALL FOR GLOBAL CITIZEN ACTION: «Wikipilation» is a topic-based film catalogue and learning tool, and also a call for global citizen action – aiming to raise awareness to the fact that it’s high time we 1) stop being ruled by corporations, 2) heal the Earth, and 3) show more compassion for fellow human beings in distress. FINDING FILMS IS EASY: Go to the table of contents or the alphabetical index, find your topic, and click on the hyperlink leading to the corresponding chapter where you will find all the best films related to that topic. LIST OF TOPICS «WIKIPILATION» gives you all the best films about: 1) CURRENT SOCIAL AND POLITICAL ISSUES AND CHALLENGES such as genetic engineering; economic liberalization; neo-colonialism and land grabbing in poor countries by international corporations; environmental deterioration; government–corporate collusion, military privatization, mass surveillance and other threats to democracy; indigenous rights; education; criminal justice; health care; organized crime; child abuse; LGBT rights opposition and violence against LGBT people; poverty; exploitation of labour; slavery; racism; religious persecution; sexism and violence against women; terrorism; war crimes; crimes against humanity. 2) MAJOR HISTORICAL EVENTS IN THE 2010s, such as the United States diplomatic cables leak; Arab Spring and Arab Winter; Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster; Libyan crisis; Syrian civil war; Yemeni crisis; global surveillance disclosures; South Sudanese civil war; Hong Kong protests; annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation and pro-Russian unrest in Ukraine; persecution of Muslims in Myanmar, and much more. 3) LONG-TERM AND STILL ONGOING WARS AND CONFLICTS, such as the Chechen-Russian conflict in North Caucasus; Kurdish separatism in Iran, Kurdish-Iraqi conflict, Kurdish rebellions in Turkey, and Syrian Kurdish-Islamist conflict; Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan; Israeli-Palestinian conflict; Papua conflict in Indonesia; Colombian conflict; Naxalite-Maoist insurgency in India; Western Sahara conflict between the Polisario Front and Morocco; War in Afghanistan; internal conflict in Peru; Nagorno-Karabakh conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan; Abkhaz-Georgian conflict; Georgian-Ossetian conflict; Lord’s Resistance Army insurgency; Somali Civil War; Chiapas conflict in Mexico; War on Terror; South Thailand insurgency; War in Darfur; drone strikes in Pakistan; War on Drugs. 4) ALL MAJOR HISTORICAL EVENTS ON ALL CONTINENTS FROM THE BIG BANG TO THE PRESENT DAY. 5) INDIAN CLASSICAL DRAMA, CHINESE OPERA, WESTERN ART MOVEMENTS, Western opera, ballet, flamenco, samba, tango, fado, contemporary art, blues, jazz, rock music, soul music, RnB, funk, hip hop, sport, chess, poker, cinema, and much more.