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The definitive biography of the iconic skyscrapers and the ambitions that shaped them--from their dizzying rise to their unforgettable fall More than a year after the nation began mourning the lives lost in the attacks on the World Trade Center, it became clear that something else was being mourned: the towers themselves. They were the biggest and brashest icons that New York, and possibly America, has ever produced--magnificent giants that became intimately familiar around the globe. Their builders were possessed of a singular determination to create wonders of capitalism as well as engineering, refusing to admit defeat before natural forces, economics, or politics. No one knows the history of the towers better than New York Times reporters James Glanz and Eric Lipton. In a vivid, brilliantly researched narrative, the authors re-create David Rockefeller's ambition to rebuild lower Manhattan, the spirited opposition of local storeowners and powerful politicians, the bold structural innovations that later determined who lived and died, master builder Guy Tozzoli's last desperate view of the towers on September 11, and the charged and chaotic recovery that could have unraveled the secrets of the buildings' collapse but instead has left some enduring mysteries. City in the Sky is a riveting story of New York City itself, of architectural daring, human frailty, and a lost American icon.

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Genre: History
Author: James Glanz
Publisher: Times Books
Release: 2014-01-21
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781466863071

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Glynn Stewart
Publisher: Faolan's Pen Publishing
Release: 2018-07-10
File: 300 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781988035796

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Release: 1974
File: Pages
ISBN-13: UCAL:B4948636

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This beautifully-produced, large-format book collects over 125 extraordinary images taken between the 1920s and the 1960s by the men of the Fairchild Aerial Survey Company. The photographs, valued both as works of art and as tools for urban historians, often capture historic moments: the Capitol Building during Franklin Delano Roosevelt's first inauguration and Yankee Stadium during Don Larsen's perfect game in the 1956 World Series. Others depict architectural landmarks: the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, the Washington Monument, Hoover Dam, and Alcatraz, to name a few.

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Genre: Photography
Author: Thomas J. Campanella
Publisher:
Release: 2001-01-01
File: 127 Pages
ISBN-13: 1568982992

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When Seckry Sevenstars is forced out of his village by the greedy Endrin Corporation and relocated to the daunting metropolis of Skyfall City, he harbours resentment for the company and vows to get them back one day for taking away his home, his school and his friends. Fortunately, the marvels of the city do a good job in distracting Seckry from his anger and homesickness, and it isn't long before he's competing at Friction (the city's most popular multiplayer video game), slurping awe-inspiring multicoloured milkshakes, and getting butterflies on his first date. Then, when a mysterious email asks Seckry to break into the headquarters of the Endrin Corporation and steal a container full of worms for a hefty sum of money, his anger resurfaces, and he can't resist the revenge he promised himself. Alone at night, Seckry creeps through the sewers whilst wondering what experiments Endrin might be doing on the worms, and emerges into the silent complex. But the worms aren't the only thing that he finds. Staring at him through the darkness, with wide, innocent eyes, is something that makes Seckry's heart almost stop. A girl. She's shaking, petrified, and has no recollection of who she is or what she's doing there. Floodlights bleach the area and Seckry has no choice but to grab a hold of the girl and escape with her. Suddenly the question of what Endrin were doing with a few worms becomes the last thing on Seckry's mind. What were Endrin doing with a human?

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Genre: Revenge
Author: Joseph Evans
Publisher:
Release: 2012-05
File: 384 Pages
ISBN-13: 0957291205

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Glynn Stewart
Publisher: Faolan's Pen Publishing
Release: 2018-07-10
File: 300 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781988035796

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This short technical paper describes the basic theory and design for floating cities in the clouds, which have been described in numerous science fiction books and movies. Any structure or object can be made to behave as though it were essentially massless. This is done by synchronizing an electrical signal on the surface of the object with the blinking frequency of our universe (Lighthouse Frequency) which is 1.039 THz. Imagine a sine wave split by the x-axis with the top half representing matter and the bottom half representing antimatter. The x-axis being sequential time, in our terms. Each time the sine wave crosses the x-axis, all fundamental forces collapse to zero. When we synchronize an electrical signal with the sine wave, just before crossing the x-axis, all objects and structures will behave as though they are massless. Note that this feature explains the Hutchison Effect, which is basically operating at a harmonic of the Lighthouse Frequency.

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Genre: Technology & Engineering
Author: Richard Lighthouse
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
Release: 2016-03-20
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 9781329987456

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In the mid-twenty-seventh century, humanity exists as two distinct civilizations separated by the vacuum of space. Content in their isolation, the Ozzaens, inheritors of the grand orbital city of Ansenar, virtually ignore their distant cousins on Earth. But things are about to change ... The mysterious Circularium Council has carefully manipulated events, bringing the long-estranged cultures into contact again. Their motives are unclear and there are those who fear the change and seek to undermine it for their own ends. Thrust into this volatile situation is young Sean Kenzie, the first Ozzaen ambassador, who discovers that he holds the key to a power much greater than he ever imagined. Sean quickly learns that political intrigue and diplomacy are dangerous and deadly games. Now, Sean must uncover the secret to his destiny, knowing that the fate of both civilizations rests in his hands. A skillful blend of rich detail and human emotion, The City of the Sky deftly portrays one man's ultimate battle between good and evil in an ever-changing world.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: T. J. Keogh
Publisher: iUniverse
Release: 2008-10
File: 364 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780595505579

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When Les Tarron takes on a strangers mission, he becomes the target for an army of hired gunmen.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Max Brand
Publisher:
Release: 2008
File: 359 Pages
ISBN-13: 1410406989

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*The Verge's Science Fiction and Fantasy Book We're Looking Forward to in 2019 *AV Club's 15 Most Anticipated Books of 2019 *Book Riot's Most Anticipated Books of 2019 *Kirkus' 30 Speculative Fiction Books You Should Read in February 2019 *Bookish's Winter's Must-Read Sci-fi & Fantasy *Bookbub's Best Science Fiction Books Coming Out in 2019 *YA Books Central's Buzzworthy Books of 2019 “This generation’s Le Guin.” —Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less Charlie Jane Anders, the nationally bestselling author of All the Birds in the Sky delivers a brilliant new novel set in a hauntingly strange future with #10 LA Times bestseller The City in the Middle of the Night. "If you control our sleep, then you can own our dreams... And from there, it's easy to control our entire lives." January is a dying planet—divided between a permanently frozen darkness on one side, and blazing endless sunshine on the other. Humanity clings to life, spread across two archaic cities built in the sliver of habitable dusk. But life inside the cities is just as dangerous as the uninhabitable wastelands outside. Sophie, a student and reluctant revolutionary, is supposed to be dead after being exiled into the night. Saved only by forming an unusual bond with the enigmatic beasts who roam the ice, Sophie vows to stay hidden from the world, hoping she can heal. But fate has other plans—and Sophie's ensuing odyssey and the ragtag family she finds will change the entire world. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Charlie Jane Anders
Publisher: Tor Books
Release: 2019-02-12
File: 352 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781466871137

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