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Deep Water: The Gulf Oil Disaster and the Future of Offshore Drilling - The Report of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 170,180. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
This report by the Presidentially-appointed Oil Spill Commission, released in January 2011, provides authoritative, official findings on the causes and consequences of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster, with proposals for comprehensive reforms of both government and industry practices to overhaul the U.S. approach to drilling safety and greatly reduce the chances of a similar, disaster.
2011 Essential Guide to the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill: Report of the Presidential Commission, Plus Gulf Coast Recovery Planning and Resource Guides, Bird Care Response Plan
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Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 236,540. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ecology and Environment
This compendium of four federal documents provides coverage of the oil spill and the ongoing restoration of the gulf, with the text of the January 2011 Report of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling, plus the Recovery Planning Checklist for Communities, Recovery Resource Guide, and Best Practices for Migratory Bird Care During Oil Spill Response.
Claustrum: Part Two in the Narrative of John of Origin
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 61,290. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Claustrum, a superhero with a strange power, the ability to control people with strange, elegiac mixtures of words, seemingly randomly shows up in the city of Dioma, not knowing where he came from or why he is there. The city is then beleaguered by the cruel villain Sine Animus, who is immune to Claustrum's powers over words. Claustrum flees the city and is forced to seek his own personal truth.
The Polyglot's Nightmares: Part X½ in the Narrative of John of Origin
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 60,080. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
Fleeing a war and in search of himself, Ion finds himself residing in a number of strange caves, on the walls of which are written a strange language. He meets a woman who guides him through his state of being a refugee and is troubled by strange dreams that seem to incorporate the existence of the war, his love for the woman he has met and a sense of the divine.
The Quite Possibly Near Death of Hurol Davelrish: Part Three in the Narrative of John of Origin
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 61,010. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Literature » Visionary & metaphysical
When an arrogant stuntman, Hurol Davelrish, has a seizure during a stunt, he finds himself in the kingdom of Scalter, a land in which he is king, but which is strangely ruled by a phantasmic man named Viscount Vaunt. Hurol meets a strangely kind friend, Grib, in the malevolent world, who tries to pull him back from the ledge of his pride - what will become of the much-admired stuntman?
Conversations With Grasshopper
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,850. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011 by TumbleBrush Press. Category: Nonfiction » New Age » Spiritualism
In this provocative parable, a wise grasshopper conveys to an innocent, emerging life form (an amoeba) the history of humanity's grand development and disastrous self-destruction. This riveting tale illuminates the path taken by human civilization, showing us how to alter our course to create a more sustainable future for all.
Re:union (Free Science Fiction eBook Short Story)
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Price: Free! Words: 5,330. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Re:union is a previously unreleased science fiction short story by Eric Liu, author of the science fiction novel Terrene: the hidden valley. Part disaster story and part romance, Re:union is a thrilling and touching exploration into the very meaning of humanity.
Terrene: the Hidden Valley
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Price: Free! Words: 113,300. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Hailed as a clever blend between science fiction and fantasy, Terrene explores the challenges of accelerating technology and global climate change through the stories of two remarkable women in two worlds that are not as distant as they seem.
Firefly Night
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 830. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Firefly Night follows the adventures of A.J. and his sister Sydney as they set out to catch fireflies on a warm summer evening.
Red Moon Rising
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,740. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011 by Sam's Dot Publishing. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Erik Singer is a young man who is grieving. He's grieving over the death of his brother, and the slow death of the Earth, but with the help of Native American & environmental activist Charlie Chases Crows, Erik decides to make some changes, and he's going to start with the company that was responsible for the death of his brother.