Underground

Underground
Author: Will Hunt
Pages: 275
ISBN: 9780812996746
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Release: 2019
Editor: Crown Business
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a narrative spanning continents and epochs, Hunt tracks the origins of life with a team of NASA microbiologists a mile beneath the Black Hills, descends with an Aboriginal family into a 35,000-year-old sacred mine in the Australian outback, and more. Each adventure is woven with findings in mythology, anthropology, natural history, neuroscience, literature and philosophy

Notes from Underground

Notes from Underground
Author: Fedor Mikhaĭlovich Dostoevskiĭ,Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9780679734529
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Release: 1993
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Written in 1864, this classic novel recounts the apology and confession of a minor nineteenth-century official, an almost comical account of the man's separation from society and his descent "underground"

The Truffle Underground

The Truffle Underground
Author: Ryan Jacobs
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780451495709
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Release: 2019-06-04
Editor: Clarkson Potter
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“The ultimate truffle true crime tale”*: A thrilling journey through the hidden underworld of the world's most prized luxury ingredient. *Bianca Bosker, New York Times bestselling author of Cork Dork Beneath the gloss of star chefs and crystal-laden tables, the truffle supply chain is touched by theft, secrecy, sabotage, and fraud. Farmers patrol their fields with rifles and fear losing trade secrets to spies. Hunters plant poisoned meatballs to eliminate rival truffle-hunting dogs. Naive buyers and even knowledgeable experts are duped by liars and counterfeits. Deeply reported and elegantly written, this page-turning exposé documents the dark, sometimes deadly crimes at each level of the truffle’s path from ground to plate, making sense of an industry that traffics in scarcity, seduction, and cash. Through it all, a question lingers: What, other than money, draws people to these dirt-covered jewels? Praise for The Truffle Underground “Investigative journalist and first-time author Jacobs does a remarkable job reporting from the front lines of the truffle industry, bringing to vivid life French black-truffle farmers, Italian white-truffle foragers, and their marvelously well-trained dogs.”—Booklist (starred review) “In The Truffle Underground, Ryan Jacobs presents a lively exposé of the truffle industry, reporting on the crimes that ‘haunt the whole supply chain.’ . . . Even if truffles are beyond your pay grade, there is plenty of enjoyment to be had in the sheer devilment portrayed in this informative and appetizing book.”—The Wall Street Journal “You’ll never look at truffle fries the same way after reading this book. . . . You can practically smell the soil as you follow truffle farmers and bandits through the groves and fields of France and Italy where the fungi are harvested and stolen.”—Outside, “Five Favorite Summer Reads” “[The] book is a rigorously reported, carefully written, endlessly interesting immersion in a high-stakes subculture.”—San Francisco Chronicle “Jacobs takes us on an eye-opening journey through the prized mushroom’s supply chain and the global black market for these tubers in this tale of theft, deceit, and high-stakes secrets.”—Real Simple

The Underground Man

The Underground Man
Author: Ross Macdonald
Pages: 273
ISBN: 9780679768081
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Release: 1996
Editor: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

While a mysterious fire ravages an affluent community in Southern California, Lew Archer searches for a missing child and discovers a secret history of wayward parents, wounded offspring, and murder. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Underground

Underground
Author: František Kotleta (fiktivní postava)
Pages: 329
ISBN: 8075572416
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Release: 2020
Editor: Unknown
Language: cs

Explanation of the Book:

Postapokalyptický vědecko-fantastický román českého autora zavádí čtenáře do temného světa, kterému vládnou nejmodernější technologie. Bývalý voják a hrdina Petr Vachten se náhle ocitá v naprosto schizofrenní situaci. Celá Evropa se propadla do chaosu, zatímco jediná Praha City se stala šťastným místem k životu. Alespoň tak to prezentují oficiální média. Pravda je pochopitelně jinde - stačí sledovat stopu.

Underground Mining Methods

Underground Mining Methods
Author: William A. Hustrulid,W. A. Hustrulid,Richard C. Bullock
Pages: 718
ISBN: 9780873351935
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Release: 2001
Editor: SME
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Underground Mining Methods: Engineering Fundamentals and International Case Studies presents the latest principles and techniques in use today. Reflecting the international and diverse nature of the industry, a series of mining case studies is presented covering the commodity range from iron ore to diamonds extracted by operations located in all corners of the world. Industry experts have contributed sections on General Mine Design Considerations; Room-and-Pillar Mining of Hard Rock/Soft Rock; Longwall Mining of Hard Rock; Shrinkage Stoping; Sublevel Stoping; Cut-and-Fill Mining; Sublevel Caving; Panel Caving; Foundations for Design; and Underground Mining Looks to the Future.

Underground

Underground
Author: Will Hunt
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780812996753
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Release: 2019-01-29
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“[A] winningly obsessive history of our relationship with underground places” (The Guardian), from sacred caves and derelict subway stations to nuclear bunkers and ancient underground cities—an exploration of the history, science, architecture, and mythology of the worlds beneath our feet NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY NPR When Will Hunt was sixteen years old, he discovered an abandoned tunnel that ran beneath his house in Providence, Rhode Island. His first tunnel trips inspired a lifelong fascination with exploring underground worlds, from the derelict subway stations and sewers of New York City to sacred caves, catacombs, tombs, bunkers, and ancient underground cities in more than twenty countries around the world. Underground is both a personal exploration of Hunt’s obsession and a panoramic study of how we are all connected to the underground, how caves and other dark hollows have frightened and enchanted us through the ages. In a narrative spanning continents and epochs, Hunt follows a cast of subterraneaphiles who have dedicated themselves to investigating underground worlds. He tracks the origins of life with a team of NASA microbiologists a mile beneath the Black Hills, camps out for three days with urban explorers in the catacombs and sewers of Paris, descends with an Aboriginal family into a 35,000-year-old mine in the Australian outback, and glimpses a sacred sculpture molded by Paleolithic artists in the depths of a cave in the Pyrenees. Each adventure is woven with findings in mythology and anthropology, natural history and neuroscience, literature and philosophy. In elegant and graceful prose, Hunt cures us of our “surface chauvinism,” opening our eyes to the planet’s hidden dimension. He reveals how the subterranean landscape gave shape to our most basic beliefs and guided how we think about ourselves as humans. At bottom, Underground is a meditation on the allure of darkness, the power of mystery, and our eternal desire to connect with what we cannot see. Praise for Underground “A mesmerizingly fascinating tale . . . I could not stop reading this beautifully written book.”—Michael Finkel, author of The Stranger in the Woods “Few books have blown my mind so totally, and so often. In Will Hunt’s nimble hands, excursion becomes inversion, and the darkness turns luminous. There are echoes of Sebald, Calvino, and Herzog in his elegant and enigmatic voice, but also real warmth and humor. . . . An intrepid—but far from fearless—journey, both theoretically and terrestrially.”—Robert Moor, New York Times bestselling author of On Trails

Underground

Underground
Author: Suelette Dreyfus,Julian Assange
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780857862600
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Release: 2012-01-05
Editor: Canongate Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Suelette Dreyfus and her co-author, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, tell the extraordinary true story of the computer underground, and the bizarre lives and crimes of an elite ring of international hackers who took on the establishment. Spanning three continents and a decade of high level infiltration, they created chaos amongst some of the world's biggest and most powerful organisations, including NASA and the US military. Brilliant and obsessed, many of them found themselves addicted to hacking and phreaking. Some descended into drugs and madness, others ended up in jail. As riveting as the finest detective novel and meticulously researched, Underground follows the hackers through their crimes, their betrayals, the hunt, raids and investigations. It is a gripping tale of the digital underground.

Underground Sketchbook

Underground Sketchbook
Author: Tomi Ungerer
Pages: 160
ISBN: 9781683962625
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Release: 2020-01-22
Editor: Fantagraphics Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Originally published in 1964, Tomi Ungerer’s infamous Underground Sketchbook became a notorious aesthetic talisman among in-the-know cartoonists and fan connoisseurs, revered for its audacious visual wit and coruscating and absurdist humor, spoken about with awe among the tribe of cartooning lovers. It is the first book in which the award-winning children’s book illustrator let loose, a blast of social commentary, dada-esque observations, and existential angst. Jonathan Miller, in his introduction to the original book, described the work as “an iconography of this bewildering, centrifugal universe. Ungerer illustrates a world where things are coming apart, where the old unquestioned entities are at best provisional arrangements, loosely thrown together and never to be relied upon.” Sound familiar? Underground Sketchbook is, among other things, a relentless rage against avarice, unfettered consumerism, alienation, the exploitation of everything, the mechanization of human experience, and the public acquiescence to the worst instincts that fuel a modern economy — as timely now as it was then, if not moreso. This is as powerful a dose of visual ingenuity, moral outrage, and bemused disgust at the human comedy that you are ever likely to experience by an artist of international renown.

Underground Secrets to Faster Running

Underground Secrets to Faster Running
Author: Barry Ross
Pages: 90
ISBN: 9781411657359
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Release: 2005-11
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

High school phenomenon Allyson Felix used this strength training system to run the fastest 200 meters in the world in 2003. Based upon physiology and physics, it incorporates the most recent studies in running mechanics. This training program will dramatically increase running speed, jumping height and muscle power for all athletes.

The Underground Man

The Underground Man
Author: Mick Jackson
Pages: 266
ISBN: 0571236294
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Release: 2007
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

One of the most acclaimed novels of recent times, The Underground Man is the fictionalised diary of a deeply eccentric English aristocrat. The duke has just completed a network of tunnels beneath his estate. His health is failing, but his imagination seems to know no bounds. And while he spends more time underground and retreats ever deeper into the darker corners of his house there are some ghosts that demand to be acknowledged and some memories which insist on making themselves known.

Voyage The Poetic Underground 2

Voyage   The Poetic Underground  2
Author: Erin Hanson
Pages: 94
ISBN: 9781326060800
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Release: 2014-11-02
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Book 2 of poems by Erin Hanson (thepoeticunderground.com) including poems written from January 2014 - November 2014

Thunder Underground

Thunder Underground
Author: Jane Yolen
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9781635925036
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Release: 2020-11-03
Editor: Astra Publishing House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this collection of poems, noted children's poet Jane Yolen takes readers on an expedition underground, exploring everything from animal burrows and human creations, like subways, near the surface—to ancient cities and fossils, lower down—to caves, magma, and Earth's tectonic plates, deeper still below our feet. At the same time, in Josée Masse's rich art, a girl and boy, accompanied by several animals, go on a fantastic underground journey. This book contains science, poetry, and an adventure story all rolled into one. But it's also more than that: In these poems we see that beneath us are the past, present, future—history, truth, and story. This thought-provoking collection will evoke a sense of wonder and awe in readers, as they discover the mysterious world underneath us.

The Underground Railroad Pulitzer Prize Winner National Book Award Winner Oprah s Book Club

The Underground Railroad  Pulitzer Prize Winner   National Book Award Winner   Oprah s Book Club
Author: Colson Whitehead
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780385537049
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Release: 2016-08-02
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, this #1 New York Times bestseller chronicles a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South Cora is a slave on a cotton plantation in Georgia. An outcast even among her fellow Africans, she is on the cusp of womanhood—where greater pain awaits. And so when Caesar, a slave who has recently arrived from Virginia, urges her to join him on the Underground Railroad, she seizes the opportunity and escapes with him. In Colson Whitehead's ingenious conception, the Underground Railroad is no mere metaphor: engineers and conductors operate a secret network of actual tracks and tunnels beneath the Southern soil. Cora embarks on a harrowing flight from one state to the next, encountering, like Gulliver, strange yet familiar iterations of her own world at each stop. As Whitehead brilliantly re-creates the terrors of the antebellum era, he weaves in the saga of our nation, from the brutal abduction of Africans to the unfulfilled promises of the present day. The Underground Railroad is both the gripping tale of one woman's will to escape the horrors of bondage—and a powerful meditation on the history we all share. Look for Colson Whitehead’s new novel, Harlem Shuffle, coming this September!

Veniss Underground

Veniss Underground
Author: Jeff Vandermeer
Pages: 320
ISBN: 1509848169
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Release: 2018-01-25
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Dreams and nightmares entwine as three fellow travellers strive to achieve their deepest desires. Nicholas seeks to escape his demons in the dark city of Veniss' shadowy underground. But in doing so, makes a deal with the devil himself. Then in her fevered search for him, his twin sister, Nicola, spins her own unusual and hypnotic tale as she discovers the hidden secrets of the city. Finally, haunted by Nicola's sudden, mysterious disappearance and gripped by despair, Shadrach, Nicola's lover, embarks on a mythic journey. He must steel himself to visit the nightmarish levels deep beneath the surface of the city, to bring his love back to light. For these depths hold perils that are both complex and chilling. There, he will find wonders beyond imagining . . . and horrors greater than the heart can bear. Literary alchemist Jeff VanderMeer has produced a triumph of the imagination, revealing the mysterious city of Veniss through three intertwined voices. Veniss Underground is an unforgettable journey exploring the limits of love, memory and obsession. This edition includes the novella Balzac's War.

Notes from the Underground

Notes from the Underground
Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781877527531
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Release: 2009-01-01
Editor: The Floating Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Notes from the Underground is Fyodor Dostoevsky's 1864 masterpiece following the ranting, slightly unhinged memoir of an isolated, anonymous civil servant. A dramatic monologue in which the narrator leaves himself open to ridicule and reveals more of his weaknesses than he intends, this influential short novel lays the ground work for the political, religious, moral and political ideas that are explored in Dostoevsky's later works.

Underground

Underground
Author: Craig Spector
Pages: 331
ISBN: 2352940834
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Release: 2007-08-03
Editor: Unknown
Language: fr

Explanation of the Book:

Un thriller cauchemardesque entre Ça et Angel Heart... Dans l'Amérique des années Reagan, sept étudiants idéalistes deviennent les meilleurs amis du monde. Leur petite bande de joyeux contestataires a pour nom "Underground". Ils savent qu'à la fin de leurs études chacun suivra sa propre voie. Alors, à l'approche de la remise des diplômes, ils s'offrent une ultime fiesta... à Custis Manor : la sinistre plantation leur tend les bras pour une dernière nuit de réjouissances. Mais de l'autre côté des miroirs du vieux manoir sudiste, quelque chose les attend - une force corrompue, vorace, ni tout à fait vivante, ni vraiment morte. Un esprit inhumain qui a consacré plus de deux cents ans à cultiver ses terribles pouvoirs. Bilan de cette nuit de terreur : un mort et un disparu. Les survivants, marqués à vie, ont toujours refusé d'admettre la réalité des événements survenus cette fameuse nuit. Or aujourd'hui, près de vingt ans après les faits, l'un d'entre eux est repassé de l'autre côté du miroir, et ses anciens amis vont devoir faire face aux démons de leur passé...

Cosmic Underground Northside

Cosmic Underground Northside
Author: Quentin VerCetty,Audrey Hudson
Pages: 272
ISBN: 1941958974
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Release: 2020-02-18
Editor: Cedar Grove Publishing
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Cosmic Underground Northside operates as a seminal collection consisting of works from cross-generations and pan-national Black creatives and cultural producers from Canada. This generous book offers a glimpse of different innerstandings, a profound comprehension or conviction within one's spirit or soul. We consider the following: what does Afrofuturism look like from a Canadian perspective? What are the unique elements of artistic expression in Black Canadian art? Considering Canada's history on Indigenous land, how do Black Canadians imagine their future in a colony that promotes erasure, yet claims multiculturalism? So ah wah dis? Qu'est-ce que c'est? Kisa sa ye? Cosmic Underground Northside: An Incantation of Black Canadian Speculative Discourse and Innerstanding is an archival book comprised of diasporic dialogues around liberation and spirituality. Significant contributions of poems, lyrics, prose, short stories and other expressive forms of literature along with vibrant illustrations, photographs, posters, mixed-media digital and analog rendered artworks by over 100 talented, gifted Black Canadian scholars and creatives. This is who we are.

Underground

Underground
Author: Haruki Murakami
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780307762757
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Release: 2010-08-11
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this haunting work of journalistic investigation, Haruki Murakami tells the story of the horrific terrorist attack on Japanese soil that shook the entire world. On a clear spring day in 1995, five members of a religious cult unleashed poison gas on the Tokyo subway system. In attempt to discover why, Haruki Murakmi talks to the people who lived through the catastrophe, and in so doing lays bare the Japanese psyche. As he discerns the fundamental issues that led to the attack, Murakami paints a clear vision of an event that could occur anytime, anywhere.

Old Farm Fairies

Old Farm Fairies
Author: Henry Christopher McCook
Pages: 392
ISBN: NYPL:33433010997983
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Release: 1895
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.