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Lyon S Pride

Author: Anne McCaffrey
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448152356
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The survival technique of the Hivers was terrifying -- and brilliant. Their huge Sphere ships, controlled by the Many Mind of ten to sixteen queens, surged out into space. When an appropriate planet was found, the Hivers destroyed any and every variety of indigenous life, the queens propagated, and when the new world was full, more ships were sent out. the colonization was repeated until no planet, no species, least of all Man and Mrdini, was safe. The furry and courageous Mrdini had fought the Hivers for centuries, many dying bravely in an attempt to save their own worlds. Now Mrdini and Man combined to form the Alliance -- and Humankind had their own weapons to offer -- the power and might of the Talents who could not only communicate silently with each other, but could project cargoes, ships and themselves across the deeps of space. The four children of Damia -- Laria, Thian, Rojer and Zara -- were Primes amongst the Talents, and all their skills were desperately needed, for the Hivers' terrible Sphere ships were still thrusting through space, unfathomable, impenetrable, and carrying death in their labyrinthine depths.

Eine Kurze Geschichte Der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari
Publisher: DVA
ISBN: 364110498X
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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Ich Bin Malala

Author: Malala Yousafzai
Publisher: Droemer eBook
ISBN: 3426424231
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Am 9. Oktober 2012 wird die junge Pakistanerin Malala Yousafzai auf ihrem Schulweg überfallen und niedergeschossen. Die Fünfzehnjährige hatte sich den Taliban widersetzt, die Mädchen verbieten, zur Schule zu gehen. Wie durch ein Wunder kommt Malala mit dem Leben davon. Als im Herbst 2013 ihr Buch "Ich bin Malala" erscheint, ist die Resonanz enorm: Weltweit wird über ihr Schicksal berichtet. Im Juli 2013 hält sie eine beeindruckende Rede vor den Vereinten Nationen. Barack Obama empfängt sie im Weißen Haus, und im Dezember erhält sie den Sacharow-Preis für geistige Freiheit, verliehen vom Europäischen Parlament. Malala Yousafzai lebt heute mit ihrer Familie in England, wo sie wieder zur Schule geht. Malala Yousafzai wird mit dem Friedensnobelpreis 2014 ausgezeichnet. »Dieses Memoir unterstreicht ihre besten Eigenschaften. Ihren Mut und ihre Entschlossenheit kann man nur bewundern. Ihr Hunger nach Bildung und Neugestaltung ist authentisch. Sie wirkt so unschuldig, und da ist diese unverwüstliche Zuversicht. Sie spricht mit einem solchen Gewicht, dass man vergisst, dass Malala erst 16 ist.« The Times »Niemand hat das Recht auf Bildung so knapp, so einprägsam und überzeugend zusammengefasst wie Malala Yousafzai, die tapferste Schülerin der Welt.« Berliner Zeitung »Der mutigste Teenager der Welt« Bild »Bewegend erzählt Malala Yousafzai ihr Schicksal.« Brigitte

Novels By Anne Mccaffrey

Author: Books, LLC
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781156855256
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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 27. Chapters: Acorna, Dragonriders of Pern books, Dragonflight, Restoree, The Ship Who Sang, Crystal Singer, The Rowan, Dragonsblood, All the Weyrs of Pern, A Gift of Dragons, Nerilka's Story, Dragonsong, The Chronicles of Pern: First Fall, Planet Pirates Series, Dinosaur Planet, Dragonquest, Dragonsdawn, The White Dragon, Sassinak, Dragon's Kin, The Dolphins of Pern, Dragonsinger, Dragonseye, Dragondrums, To Ride Pegasus, List of Pern books, Acorna the Unicorn Girl, The Skies of Pern, Acorna's People, Dragon Harper, Pegasus in Flight, Moreta: Dragonlady of Pern, Get Off the Unicorn, Acorna's Quest, The Masterharper of Pern, Renegades of Pern, Acorna's World, Acorna's Search, Dragon's Fire, The Ship Who Searched, Acorna's Triumph, Damia, Generation Warriors, Damia's Children, The Death of Sleep, The Atlas of Pern, The Girl Who Heard Dragons, Acorna's Rebels, Pegasus in Space, The Harper Hall Trilogy, First Warning, Lyon's Pride, The Tower and the Hive. Excerpt: Dragonflight is the first book in the long-running Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey. Dragonflight was first published in Analog science fiction magazine. The first segment, "Weyr Search," was the cover story for the October 1967 issue, illustrated by John Schoenherr. The second segment, "Dragonrider," was a two-part serial starting in December '67. The combined story was published by Corgi and Ballantine Books in 1968. In 1968, "Weyr Search" was nominated for both the Hugo Award for Best Novella and the Nebula Award for Best Novella, winning the former. The following year the honors were reversed: "Dragonrider" was nominated for the Hugo and won the Nebula. Pern is a planet inhabited by humans. The original colonists were reduced to a low level of technology by periodic onslaughts of deadly Thread raining down from the sky. By...

Stitch In Snow

Author: Anne McCaffrey
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448152259
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Dana Jane Lovell wrote books, knitted Arran sweaters, and tried not to worry about her grown-up son.She'd been widowed young and was lonely - though she usually didn't admit it. The man at Denver airport was large, distinguished, mysterious about his private life, and said his name was Dan.She thought he'd be a witty and amusing travelling companion. But they'd both reckoned without the storm - the deluge of snow that cut them off from the world they both knew and hurled them into a breathtaking relationship. Anne McCaffrey, creator of the Dragons of Pern, breaks into the world of adult romantic fiction with her spellbinding Stitch in Snow.

The Tower And The Hive

Author: Anne McCaffrey
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440674327
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A LEGENDARY FAMILY For generations, the descendants of the powerful telepath known as The Rowan have used their talents to benefit humanity. As human civilization reached out to colonize the stars, the family led Earth to ally itself with the peaceful alien Mrdini. Together, the two races have held back the predatory Hivers, who once decimated entire worlds. THE NEW ORDER But there are factions on Earth who resent the power the family has accumulated. Now, with their goals of peace and prosperity so close at hand, The Rowan’s descendants face the looming destruction of all they have suffered to achieve…

Changelings

Author: Anne McCaffrey
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448152313
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In Powers That Be, Power Lines and Power Play bestselling authors Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough told the story of a sentient planet, Petaybee. In Changelings, the first of a new series of novels, they return to Petaybee. Ronan Born for Water Shongili and Murel Monster Slayer Shongili are the twin son and daughter of Yana Maddock and Sean Shongili. Born on Petyabee, their destiny is deeply intertwined with the sentient planet that is their home. For Ronan and Murel are more than human. Like their father, each can transform into a seal and converse telepathically with the planet's creatures - such as the friendly otter whose life they save one day from a pack of ravenous wolves. But the twins' bravery has unforeseen results when a visiting scientist witnesses their startling metamorphosis and becomes obsessed with their capture. To protect their children, Sean and Yana send them to stay with a powerful family friend on an orbiting space station. But no one realizes how curious Ronan and Murel are to discover the origins of their shape-shifting talent - and that their search for knowledge will place them squarely in the path of peril. Meanwhile Petaybee is changing - and much faster than an ordinary planet's natural evolution. It appears that portions of the sea are heating up and a landmass is suddenly rising from the depths. To investigate the startling occurrence, Sean heads out to the open water in his seal form. But the newly unstable region holds untold mysteries - and the potential for disaster.