The Mammoth Book of Steampunk

The Mammoth Book of Steampunk
  • Author : Sean Wallace
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2012-04-05
  • ISBN : 9781780331355

The Mammoth Book of Steampunk Book Review:

An anthology focusing on newer elements of steampunk, one which deconstructs the staples of the genre and expands on them, rather than simply repeating them, with a greater spread both in terms of location and character. This is steampunk with a modern, post-colonial sensibility. Contributors include: Jeff VanderMeer, Caitlín Kiernan, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jay Lake, Cherie Priest, Cat Rambo, Catherynne M. Valente, Genevieve Valentine and many more.

The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
  • Author : Mike Ashley
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2010-07-31
  • ISBN : 9781849015356

The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction Book Review:

Here are 25 stories of science fiction that push the envelope, by the biggest names in an emerging new crop of high-tech futuristic SF - including Charles Stross, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Peter Hamilton and Neal Asher. High-tech SF has made a significant comeback in the last decade, as bestselling authors successfully blend the super-science of 'hard science fiction' with real characters in an understandable scenario. It is perhaps a reflection of how technologically controlled our world is that readers increasingly look for science fiction that considers the fates of mankind as a result of increasing scientific domination. This anthology brings together the most extreme examples of the new high-tech, far-future science fiction, pushing the limits way beyond normal boundaries. The stories include: "A Perpetual War Fought Within a Cosmic String", "A Weapon That Could Destroy the Universe", "A Machine That Detects Alternate Worlds and Creates a Choice of Christs", "An Immortal Dead Man Sent To The End of the Universe", "Murder in Virtual Reality", "A Spaceship So Large That There is An Entire Planetary System Within It", and "An Analytical Engine At The End of Time", and "Encountering the Untouchable."

Mammoth

Mammoth
  • Author : Chris Flynn
  • Publisher : Univ. of Queensland Press
  • Pages : 264
  • Relase : 2020-04-28
  • ISBN : 9780702263934

Mammoth Book Review:

The original, unforgettable and thought-provoking new novel by award-winning author Chris Flynn that will change how readers understand the world. Narrated by a 13,000-year-old extinct mammoth, this is the (mostly) true story of how a collection of prehistoric creatures came to be on sale at a natural history auction in New York in 2007. By tracing how and when these fossils were unearthed, Mammoth leads us on a funny and fascinating journey from the Pleistocene epoch to nineteenth-century America and beyond, revealing how ideas about science and religion have shaped our world. With our planet on the brink of calamitous climate change, Mammoth scrutinises humanity's role in the destruction of the natural world while also offering a message of hope.

The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror

The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror
  • Author : Stephen Jones
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 504
  • Relase : 2021-09-07
  • ISBN : 9781510749870

The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror Book Review:

Welcome to a landscape of ancient evil . . . with stories by masters of horror Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, H. P. Lovecraft, M. R. James​, Ramsey Campbell, Storm Constantine, Christopher Fowler, Alison Littlewood, Kim Newman, Reggie Oliver​, Michael Marshall Smith, Karl Edward Wagner, and more! The darkness that endures beneath the earth . . . the disquiet that lingers in the woodland surrounding a forgotten path . . . those ancient traditions and practices that still cling to standing stone circles, earthworks, and abandoned buildings; elaborate rituals that invoke elder gods or nature deities; the restless spirits and legendary creatures that remain connected to a place or object, or exist in deep wells and lonely pools of water, waiting to ensnare the unwary traveler . . . These concepts have been the archetypes of horror fiction for decades, but in recent years they have been given a name: Folk Horror. This type of storytelling has existed for more than a century. Authors Arthur Machen, Algernon Blackwood, H. P. Lovecraft, and M. R. James all published fiction that had it roots in the notion of the supernatural being linked to objects or places “left behind.” All four writers are represented in this volume with powerful, and hopefully unfamiliar, examples of their work, along with newer exponents of the craft such as Ramsey Campbell, Storm Constantine, Christopher Fowler, Alison Littlewood, Kim Newman, Reggie Oliver, and many others. Illustrated with the atmospheric photography of Michael Marshall Smith, the stories in The Mammoth Book of Folk Horror tap into an aspect of folkloric tradition that has long been dormant, but never quite forgotten, while the depiction of these forces as being in some way “natural” in no way detracts from the sense of nameless dread and escalating horror that they inspire . . .

The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics

The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics
  • Author : Paul Gravett
  • Publisher : Running Press Adult
  • Pages : 510
  • Relase : 2008-08-12
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105131739067

The Mammoth Book of Best Crime Comics Book Review:

Mammoth Books: From history to manga, true crime to sci-fi, these anthologies feature top-name contributors and award-winning editors.

The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu

The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu
  • Author : Paula Guran
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2016-04-14
  • ISBN : 9781472120045

The Mammoth Book of Cthulhu Book Review:

For more than 80 years H. P. Lovecraft has inspired writers of horror and supernatural fiction with his dark vision of humankind's insignificant place in a vast, uncaring cosmos. At the time of his death in 1937, Lovecraft was virtually unknown, but from early cult status his readership expanded exponentially; his nightmarish visions laying down roots in the collective imagination of his readers. Now this master of the macabre is accepted as part of the literary mainstream, as an American author of note, and the impact of his work on modern popular culture - in literature, film, television, music, the graphic arts, gaming and theatre - has been profound. As Stephen King wrote in Danse Macabre, the shadow of H. P. Lovecraft 'underlies almost all of the important horror fiction that has come since.' Today, Lovecraft's themes of cosmic indifference, the utter insignificance of humankind, minds invaded by the alien, and the horrors of history remain not only viable motifs for modern speculative fiction, but are more relevant than ever as we explore the mysteries of a universe in which our planet is infinitesimal. This outstanding anthology of original stories - from both established award-winning authors and exciting new voices - collects tales of cosmic horror inspired by Lovecraft from authors who do not merely imitate, but reimagine, re-energize, and renew the best of his concepts in ways relevant to today's readers, to create fresh new fiction that explores our modern fears and nightmares. From the depths of R'lyeh to the heights of the Mountains of Madness, some of today's best weird fiction writers traverse terrain created by Lovecraft and create new eldritch geographies to explore . . . With stories by: Laird Barron, Nadia Bulkin, Amanda Downum, Ruthanna Emrys, Richard Gavin, Lois H. Gresh, Lisa L. Hannett, Brian Hodge, Caitlín R. Kiernan, John Langan, Yoon Ha Lee, Usman T. Malik, Helen Marshall, Silvia Moreno, Norman Partridge, W. H. Pugmire, Veronica Schanoes, Michael Shea, John Shirley, Simon Strantzas, Sandra McDonald, Damien Angelica Walters, Don Webb, Michael Wehunt and A.C. Wise Praise for the editor: 'For fans of Lovecraftian fiction and well-wrought horror' - Library Journal 'Guran smartly selects stories that evoke the spirit of Lovecraft's work without mimicking its style.' - Publishers Weekly 'It's a pretty impressive line-up, with nary a clunker to be found. . . . You don't have to be a Lovecraft fan to enjoy this anthology... You'll find alienation, inhumanity, desperation, cruelty, insanity, hopelessness and despair, all set against the backdrop of a vast, unknowable universe filled with vile, indifferent monstrosities. You'll also find beauty, hope, redemption, and the struggle for survival. What more can you ask for?' - Tor.com 'I highly recommend this collection... If you have even the slightest interest in contemporary horror fiction, you'll want to try this one on for size!' - BookGuide

Bubble Chamber

Bubble Chamber
  • Author : Dave Kress
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 364
  • Relase : 2019-08-20
  • ISBN : 1595390448

Bubble Chamber Book Review:

Fiction. The book BUBBLE CHAMBER is comprised of two complimentary novellas: Buda and Pest follows a group of Hungarian rebels through invasion and occupation, first by the Nazis and, later, the Soviets. Their story rides the fault lines of life and death, myth and history, peace and war, futures and pasts, folk wisdom and science, the hush of the unspeakable and the irresistible rummage for words equal to a thorny truth. Every juncture of this adventure compels the friends to broker yet another radical split. Fads and Fallacies in the Name of Science re-imagines Martin Gardner's 1957 masterpiece of scientific skepticism as a murder mystery and narrative puzzle. A lab technician has been arrested for the murder of Muriel Arkade, Director of the Center for Applied Science and Engineering. But why did he do it? The answer may lie in his obsession not only with Arkade, but with a host of crackpot theories, from Dianetics to Lysenkoism to ufology to general semantics to... His colorful elaborations on these theories, which he uses to rationalize his heinous act, form part of an unpublishable annotated bibliography he calls Myth After All. But what is myth? What is all?

What Ever Happened to the Wooly Mammoth

What Ever Happened to the Wooly Mammoth
  • Author : Michael Oard,Beverly Oard
  • Publisher : New Leaf Publishing Group
  • Pages : 80
  • Relase : 2007
  • ISBN : 0890515085

What Ever Happened to the Wooly Mammoth Book Review:

Looks at the reasons the woolly mammoths disappeared at the end of the Ice Age and describes life at the end of the Ice Age.

The Mammoth Book of the Titanic

The Mammoth Book of the Titanic
  • Author : Geoff Tibballs
  • Publisher : Running PressBook Pub
  • Pages : 525
  • Relase : 2002
  • ISBN : 0786710055

The Mammoth Book of the Titanic Book Review:

An intriguing selection of eyewitness and contemporary accounts of the 1912 sinking of the great liner Titanic provides the real-life story of the unsinkable vessel and the tragedy that took so many lives. Original.

Interdisciplinary Studies of the Hajny Mammoth Site, Dewey County, Oklahoma

Interdisciplinary Studies of the Hajny Mammoth Site, Dewey County, Oklahoma
  • Author : Don G. Wyckoff
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 152
  • Relase : 1992
  • ISBN : UCBK:C046199065

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Woolly Mammoth

Woolly Mammoth
  • Author : Marc Zabludoff
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish
  • Pages : 36
  • Relase : 2009-09
  • ISBN : 076143996X

Woolly Mammoth Book Review:

A family of nine large creatures walks slowly over hard ground. From a distance they look like elephants. But they are very odd. A shaggy coat of long thick hair hangs from their bodies. Seeing an approaching pack of wolves, they quickly form a circle around their young Facing out, they lift their long, twisting tusks. Huddled together, the beasts look like a towering castle surrounded by spikes Woolly mammoths are extinct now---every last one of them is gone. But thousands of years ago they ruled the world. Book jacket.

How to Clone a Mammoth

How to Clone a Mammoth
  • Author : Beth Shapiro
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2020-09-08
  • ISBN : 9780691209005

How to Clone a Mammoth Book Review:

"Could extinct species like mammoths and passenger pigeons be brought back to life? The science says yes. In [this book], Beth Shapiro, evolutionary biologist and pioneer in 'ancient DNA' research, walks readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored, to sequencing their genomes, to anticipating how revived populations might be overseen in the wild, Shapiro vividly explores the extraordinary cutting-edge science that is being used--today--to resurrect the past"--Amazon.com.

Woolly Mammoth

Woolly Mammoth
  • Author : Michael P. Goecke
  • Publisher : ABDO
  • Pages : 26
  • Relase : 2003-01-01
  • ISBN : 9781617143168

Woolly Mammoth Book Review:

Introduces the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of the prehistoric relative of modern-day Indian elephant.

The Mammoth Book of Insults

The Mammoth Book of Insults
  • Author : Geoff Tibballs
  • Publisher : Robinson
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2011-08-04
  • ISBN : 9781780332673

The Mammoth Book of Insults Book Review:

Never be stuck for a wicked line again! - the ultimate collection of insults Here is the biggest and best ever collection of insults and sharp retorts for when you just wish you could have thought of something faster. Editor Geoff Tibballs presents over 5000 come-backs, put-downs, snaps, insults, unadmiring quips and quotes, for every occasion. From the most elegant of studied insults to the wickedest of putdowns, from the language of the street to the literary, political, and entertainment worlds, from playground insults to sports, family and marriage jibes - here is every possible barb you could ever need, guaranteed to crack up all those around you. As an outsider, what do you think of the human race? Your mother's so fat, she has her own area code. Are your parents siblings? Anyone who told you to be yourself couldn't have given you worse advice. Is there no beginning to your talents? You'd be out of your depth in a puddle. Don't you need a licence to be that ugly? I'd like to see things from your point of view but I can't get my head that far up my arse. I'd love to go out with you but I have to worm my dog.

The Vegetables of New York

The Vegetables of New York
  • Author : New York State Agricultural Experiment Station,Frank Henry Hall,Leslie Rushton Hawthorn
  • Publisher :
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 1928
  • ISBN : CHI:29867161

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The Mammoth Book of Brain Workouts

The Mammoth Book of Brain Workouts
  • Author : Gareth Moore
  • Publisher : Robinson Publishing
  • Pages : 570
  • Relase : 2008-01
  • ISBN : 1845298055

The Mammoth Book of Brain Workouts Book Review:

A brilliant new collection of over 400 original new brain puzzles, in the fashionable 'mind gym' style. This all-new volume offers a structured programme to stimulate and re-activate the different parts of your brain. It contains over 400 activities, puzzles and tests, ranging from speed maths and word memorization to logic tests and verbal reasoning exercises. They become increasingly difficult as you progress, following a cumulative scoring system, though most can be solved mentally in a few minutes. A helpful introduction describes in simple and accessible terms how the different parts of the brain work, and explains how each can be stimulated on a daily basis in different ways. The book is divided into 31 daily workouts, with over a dozen puzzles a day, providing a month's supply of exercises to keep your mind supple and in shape. Each daily workout contains a specially formulated mixture of puzzles designed to improve your problem solving, to boost your creativity, to improve your concentration, to improve your memory, and to boost your mind power. This is the essential programme of puzzles for anyone who has ever walked into a room and forgotten why they are there - in the tradition of the bestselling Dr Kawashima's Train Your Brain, and Nintendo's 'How Old Is Your Brain?' mental agility training computer game

The Mammoth Book of Gangs

The Mammoth Book of Gangs
  • Author : James Morton
  • Publisher : C & R Crime
  • Pages : 160
  • Relase : 2012-04-19
  • ISBN : 9781780330891

The Mammoth Book of Gangs Book Review:

A fresh, new look at gangs in every part of the world which deliberately avoids the stories that have been done to death - about Capone, Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde - and focuses on less well-known gangs such as 'Ma' Barker's Boys; the Smaldones of Denver; Scotland Yard's 1960s' Flying Squad, the so-called Firm within a Firm; Dr Death, the Melbourne drug dealer and Andre Stander, the former South African police officer who led a gang of bank robbers before being shot dead in Fort Lauderdale having fled a 17-year sentence.

Mammoth

Mammoth
  • Author : John Varley
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 419
  • Relase : 2006-05-30
  • ISBN : 9781440624469

Mammoth Book Review:

Not content with investing his fortune and watching it grow, multibillionaire Howard Christian buys rare cars that he actually drives, acquires collectible toys that he actually plays with, and builds buildings that defy the imagination. But now his restless mind has turned to a new obsession: cloning a mammoth… In a barren province of Canada, a mammoth hunter financed by Christian has made the discovery of a lifetime: an intact frozen woolly mammoth. But what he finds during the painstaking process of excavating the huge creature baffles the mind. Huddled next to the mammoth is the mummified body of a Stone Age man around 12,000 years old. And he is wearing a wristwatch. It looks like Howard Christian is going to get his wish—and more…

How to Clone a Mammoth

How to Clone a Mammoth
  • Author : Beth Shapiro
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Pages : 256
  • Relase : 2020-09-08
  • ISBN : 9780691209562

How to Clone a Mammoth Book Review:

An insider's view on bringing extinct species back to life Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? In How to Clone a Mammoth, Beth Shapiro, an evolutionary biologist and pioneer in ancient DNA research, addresses this intriguing question by walking readers through the astonishing and controversial process of de-extinction. From deciding which species should be restored to anticipating how revived populations might be overseen in the wild, Shapiro vividly explores the extraordinary cutting-edge science that is being used to resurrect the past. Considering de-extinction's practical benefits and ethical challenges, Shapiro argues that the overarching goal should be the revitalization and stabilization of contemporary ecosystems. Looking at the very real and compelling science behind an idea once seen as science fiction, How to Clone a Mammoth demonstrates how de-extinction will redefine conservation's future.

The Mammoth Book of Best New Jokes

The Mammoth Book of Best New Jokes
  • Author : Geoff Tibballs
  • Publisher : Running PressBook Pub
  • Pages : 597
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 0762437294

The Mammoth Book of Best New Jokes Book Review:

Presents a collection of thousands of jokes on almost one hundred topics ranging from airplanes and books to Donald Trump and work.