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Childhood S End

Author : Arthur C. Clarke
ISBN : 9780575121744
Genre : Fiction
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Arthur C. Clarke's classic in which he ponders humanity's future and possible evolution When the silent spacecraft arrived and took the light from the world, no one knew what to expect. But, although the Overlords kept themselves hidden from man, they had come to unite a warring world and to offer an end to poverty and crime. When they finally showed themselves it was a shock, but one that humankind could now cope with, and an era of peace, prosperity and endless leisure began. But the children of this utopia dream strange dreams of distant suns and alien planets, and begin to evolve into something incomprehensible to their parents, and soon they will be ready to join the Overmind ... and, in a grand and thrilling metaphysical climax, leave the Earth behind.

Childhood S End

Author : Arthur C. Clarke
ISBN : 9780795324970
Genre : Fiction
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In the near future, enormous silver spaceships appear without warning over mankind’s largest cities. They belong to the Overlords, an alien race far superior to humanity in technological development—and their purpose is to dominate the Earth. Their demands, however, are surprisingly beneficial—end war, poverty, and cruelty. Their presence, rather than signaling the end of humanity, ushers in a golden age—or so it seems. But it comes at a price. Without conflict, humanity ceases to work toward creative achievement, and culture stagnates. And as the years pass, it becomes more and more clear that the Overlords have a hidden agenda for the evolution of the human race—that may not be as beneficial as it seems. Originally published in 1953, Childhood’s End is Clarke’s first successful novel—and is considered a classic of science fiction literature. Its dominating theme of transcendent evolution appears in many of Clarke’s later works, including the Space Odyssey series. In 2004, the book was nominated for the Retro Hugo Award for Best Novel.

Childhood S End

Author : Arthur C. Clarke
ISBN : 0330514016
Genre : Fiction
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A reissue of an all-time science fiction classic Earth has become a Utopia, guided by a strange unseen people from outer space whose staggering powers have eradicated war, cruelty, poverty and racial inequality. When the Overlords finally reveal themselves, their horrific form makes little impression. Then comes the sign that the Overlords have been waiting for. A child begins to dream strangely – and develops remarkable powers. Soon this happens to every child – and the truth of the Overlords mission is finally revealed to the human race...

Judge Anderson

Author : Alan Grant
ISBN : 0749319984
Genre : Comic books, strips, etc
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New X Men

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ISBN : 0785122397
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The children at the Xavier Institute wake up to a new world where ninety percent of the world's mutants no longer have their superhuman powers after The Scarlet Witch alters reality and then tries unsuccessfully to change it back.

Unequal Childhoods

Author : Annette Lareau
ISBN : 0520930479
Genre : Social Science
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Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture of childhood today. Here are the frenetic families managing their children's hectic schedules of "leisure" activities; and here are families with plenty of time but little economic security. Lareau shows how middle-class parents, whether black or white, engage in a process of "concerted cultivation" designed to draw out children's talents and skills, while working-class and poor families rely on "the accomplishment of natural growth," in which a child's development unfolds spontaneously—as long as basic comfort, food, and shelter are provided. Each of these approaches to childrearing brings its own benefits and its own drawbacks. In identifying and analyzing differences between the two, Lareau demonstrates the power, and limits, of social class in shaping the lives of America's children. The first edition of Unequal Childhoods was an instant classic, portraying in riveting detail the unexpected ways in which social class influences parenting in white and African-American families. A decade later, Annette Lareau has revisited the same families and interviewed the original subjects to examine the impact of social class in the transition to adulthood.

Discreet Book One

Author : E. J. Goodman
ISBN : 0615868797
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"DISCRETE - Book One: Childhood's End" is a historical gay romance set in the Old West near the end of the Cowboy Era. It starts when Josh, a history major at NYU, and Art, a computer consultant, met and began dating. Josh's great-great-grandfather Leo kept a log of his romance and adventures with a handsome cowboy named Sean in the early 1900's. Josh shares this story with Art - of how Leo and Sean built a life together as Sean taught Leo the cowboy arts and how to love. The book, while fiction, is historically correct in every way possible, based on actual stories of real people - some of the first pioneers and settlers in the intermountain West.

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