Life As We Knew It


Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0547415990

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 352

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I guess I always felt even if the world came to an end, McDonald’s still would be open. High school sophomore Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when an asteroid knocks the moon closer to Earth, like "one marble hits another." The result is catastrophic. How can her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis are wiping out the coasts, earthquakes are rocking the continents, and volcanic ash is blocking out the sun? As August turns dark and wintery in northeastern Pennsylvania, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove. Told in a year’s worth of journal entries, this heart-pounding story chronicles Miranda’s struggle to hold on to the most important resource of all—hope—in an increasingly desperate and unfamiliar world. An extraordinary series debut! Susan Beth Pfeffer has written several companion novels to Life As We Knew It, including The Dead and the Gone, This World We Live In, and The Shade of the Moon.

Life as We Know It

Rather than endlessly debating definitions of 'life,' n we need to deliberately search for physical systems that challenge our current ... Genuinely anomalous physical systems will both resemble and differ from life as we know it.

Author: Joseph Seckbach

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1402044038

Category: Science

Page: 765

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Life As we Know It covers several aspects of Life, ranging from the prebiotic level, origin of life, evolution of prokaryotes to eukaryotes and finally to various affairs of human beings. Although Life is hard to define, one can characterize it and describe its features. The information presented here on the various phenomena of Life were all written by highly qualified authors including scientists, a professional athlete and three Nobel Laureates.

Life As We Knew It

What if the world as you know it ceased to exist?

Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer

Publisher: Marion Lloyd Books

ISBN: 9781407117317

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 339

View: 132

What if the world as you know it ceased to exist? When a freak asteroid knocks the moon from its orbit, horrific tides engulf parts of the globe, and life on Earth changes overnight. For 15-year-old Miranda, as power, communications and food supplies start to break down, a desperate battle for her family's survival begins. A ferociously gripping story of human courage in the face of catastrophic disaster.

Life as We Know It

Oh how I haven't known you long but I couldn't imagine life without you, I would be living a sad song. When I want to give up on life there you are telling me take it one step at a time. My best friend is such a dime.

Author: Brittany Thompson

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1524566446

Category: Poetry

Page: 48

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This book is a collection of poems from the heart and whatever is lost.

Life as We Know It

Your military husband goes to work and comes home every day, unless they are traveling. Another perk is you know you will always have a roof over your head, food on your table, and PG&E and SMUD bills are paid every month. Living in ...

Author: Marquita Johnson

Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1098082486

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 42

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This book is about a two-parent home with wonderful family, great family trips, family holidays, and family vacations-a family full of love and support. But the reality is just because the grass looks green doesn't mean it's always green. The reality is that this book shows the struggles that you face in a two-parent home which is equal to the struggles in a single-parent home. It's about understanding that your love doesn't always have to come from your mother. It's about how a father stepped in and became a supporting role that a mother should have played. It is how a father can become a girl's best friend and how a mother can become a girl's worst enemy. This book is about double standards. It's about giving and giving and never receiving. It's about looking to receive unconditional love and never receiving it. It's about doing all you can, and at the end of the day, it's still not enough.

The End of Life as We Know It

“These are mostly normal people,” explains Whitney Phillips, author of This Is Why We Can't Have Nice Things: Mapping the Relationship Between Online Trolling and Mainstream Culture. “You want to say this is the bad guys, but it's a ...

Author: Michael Guillen

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1621577163

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 991

"It's happening this second. Scientists are re-imagining and re-engineering the world forever. With brutal honesty and engaging story-telling, Michael Guillen gives us a clear-eyed look at a future that is already here. Consider this unsettling, brilliantly written, must-read book your official wake up call." -- ERIC METAXAS, #1 national bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy "Michael Guillen has tackled an important subject in The End of Life as We Know It... This book is a sobering look at where we could be headed. A fascinating read." -- DAVID LIMBAUGH, bestselling author of Jesus is Risen and The True Jesus In all aspects of life, humans are crossing lines of no return. Modern science is leading us into vast uncharted territory—far beyond the invention of nuclear weapons or taking us to the moon.Today, in labs all over the world, scientists are performing experiments that threaten to fundamentally alter the practical character and ethical color of our everyday lives. In The End of Life as We Know It: Ominous News from the Frontiers of Science, bestselling author and Emmy award winning science journalist Michael Guillen takes a penetrating look at how the scientific community is pushing the boundaries of morality, including: • Scientists who detached the head of a Russian man from his crippled, diseased body, and stitching it onto a healthy new donated body. • Fertility experiments aimed at allowing designer babies to be conceived with the DNA from three or more biological parents. • The unprecedented politicization of science – for example, in the global discussion about climate change that is pitting “deniers” against “alarmists” and inspiring Draconian legislation, censorship, and legal prosecutions. • The integration of Artificial Intelligence into communications and the economy. The End of Life as We Know It takes us into labratories and boardrooms where these troubling advances are taking place and asks the question no scientists seem to be asking: What does this mean for the future of humanity? PREVIOUS PRAISE FOR MICHAEL GUILLEN: “Guillen succeeds triumphantly…He writes with extraordinary grace and clarity.” — CHRISTOPHER LEHMANN-HAUPT, The New York Times “Guillen knows how to tell a story.” — Wall Street Journal “Michael Guillen is ‘Winsomely brilliant.’” — ERIC METAXAS, #1 national bestselling author of Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy “Michael Guillen bridges the seeming gap between science and faith better than anyone I know.” — CAL THOMAS, Syndicated and USA Today columnist/Fox News contributor

Elvis as We Knew Him

When Elvis knew it was over, what did he do in those first moments after he realized his entire life, as he must have seen his family, had been destroyed? How must Elvis have felt, not having been able to prevent it?

Author: Jennifer Harrison

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781469782744

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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You are invited to take a journey, along with the author, to her hometown in the American South, a unique culture of relative safety within a sheltered small town in the mid-twentieth century. You will discover a time when sorority girls were virgins, baton twirlers mattered, and Elvis Presley's hips were the wildest thing on the block. Against the backdrop of groundbreaking musical environments from Memphis, Tennessee to the Mississippi Delta, you will share stories that follow Elvis and his rise to fame through the eyes of his Graceland neighbors in the small suburb of Whitehaven. The author's mother, a young girl who was as much a celebrity in this small town as Elvis, reveals never-before-shared photographs and stories that chronicle a town, an extraordinary man, and a time forever lost to history, each on the brink of explosion and change.

Notes To Grieving Friends

Grief feels dangerous, because we don't know that we will recover life as we knew it. Indeed, we cannot recover life as we knew it. As odd as it may seem, life has a way of discovering itself through grief. After all, if we had not ...

Author: Francis A. Martin

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1725255294

Category: Religion

Page: 196

View: 812

Grief. The acute pain of loss. A welcome and necessary but often truly difficult challenge for persons of faith is responding to grieving others. Stripped to the moment of encounter with someone who is grieving, the questions are pressing ones. What can I say? What should I not say? Is there anything I can do? What are some of the things I can do? Instead of placing the burden of the answers on a grieving friend or family member, this book provides specific things to say and things to do for those who grieve. It is a book that emerged from real life. Almost every page reveals the persistent and deep thought that Martin has given to grieving others. As such, it is a life-affirming book of hope and action. It fulfills its goal of providing ways for readers to know “what to say and do when their loss challenges your faith.” As a life-affirming book, it is also a faith-affirming book.

Sounds of the South

Life as We Knew It ike other nostalgias , the notion of Southern folk cultures in transition used to seem simpler ... Clay Ramblers introduce their version of the Golden Melody Boys ' song " Cabin Home , " you will know what I mean .

Author: Daniel Watkins Patterson

Publisher: Southern Folklife Collection


Category: Music

Page: 219

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Beyond the familiar forms of Mississippi Delta Blues and mainstream country music, the vernacular music of the South also ranges from the ceremonial music of Native Americans, to "shout" singing in South Carolina sea islands, Cajun fiddling, and Mexican-American conjunto music. Sounds of the South assesses past efforts to document these richly varied musical forms and the challenges facing future work. "Sounds of the South"—a 1989 conference that gathered record collectors, folklorists, musicians, record producers, librarians, archivists, and traditional music lovers—celebrated the official opening of the Southern Folklife Collection with the John Edwards Memorial Collection at the library of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Based on that conference, Sounds of the South includes Bill Malone's account of his own career as fan and scholar of country music, Paul Oliver on European blues scholarship, and Ray Funk on researching Black Gospel Quartets. The contributors look at a number of topics related to the role of the archivist/folklorist in recording and documenting the music of the South—evaluating past fieldwork and current needs in documentation, archival issues, prospects for the publication of recordings, and changes in music and technology. Written in an accessible style, this volume will be of interest to all those concerned with preserving the music of the American South.

Next Level Living

In that instant, we became a nation at war, but only after inevitable loss of life. Once again, life as we knew it changed dramatically. We all huddled around radios, grasping for every piece of information we could find.

Author: Rich Rogers

Publisher: Charisma Media

ISBN: 1599797046

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 866

DIVThis fascinating parable will help readers answer some of lifes most perplexing, vital questions. The work will inspire believers to consider the big picture of their own lives from an entirely different perspective--one that holds the key to lifes ultimate purpose./div