The Mirage

  • Auteur: Matt Ruff
  • ISBN: 0062097938
  • Date de sortie: 2012-02-07
  • Collection: Harper Collins
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A mind-bending novel in which an alternate history of 9/11 and its aftermath uncovers startling truths about America and the Middle East 11/9/2001: Christian fundamentalists hijack four jetliners. They fly two into the Tigris & Euphrates World Trade Towers in Baghdad, and a third into the Arab Defense Ministry in Riyadh. The fourth plane, believed to be bound for Mecca, is brought down by its passengers. The United Arab States declares a War on Terror. Arabian and Persian troops invade the Eastern Seaboard and establish a Green Zone in Washington, D.C. . . . Summer, 2009: Arab Homeland Security agent Mustafa al Baghdadi interrogates a captured suicide bomber. The prisoner claims that the world they are living in is a mirage—in the real world, America is a superpower, and the Arab states are just a collection of "backward third-world countries." A search of the bomber's apartment turns up a copy of The New York Times, dated September 12, 2001, that appears to support his claim. Other captured terrorists have been telling the same story. The president wants answers, but Mustafa soon discovers he's not the only interested party. The gangster Saddam Hussein is conducting his own investigation. And the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee—a war hero named Osama bin Laden—will stop at nothing to hide the truth. As Mustafa and his colleagues venture deeper into the unsettling world of terrorism, politics, and espionage, they are confronted with questions without any rational answers, and the terrifying possibility that their world is not what it seems. Acclaimed novelist Matt Ruff has created a shadow world that is eerily recognizable but, at the same time, almost unimaginable. Gripping, subversive, and unexpectedly moving, The Mirage probes our deepest convictions and most arresting fears.

Mirage

  • Auteur: Kristi Cook
  • ISBN: 1442443006
  • Date de sortie: 2013-06-04
  • Collection: Simon and Schuster
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Seventeen-year-old Violet McKenna, back for her senior year at Winterhaven, finds her friends in danger, a mysterious new teacher as her psychic coach, and her Sabbat tendencies threatening her relationship with Aidan.

The Mirage

  • Auteur: T.C. Bennett
  • ISBN: 9781467046893
  • Date de sortie: 2008-10-28
  • Collection: AuthorHouse
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The skies above the Angeles Crest mountains grew dark, an unending dark, while a lone campfile raged, illuminating half of Horse Flats camp area. The fames' tips rose upon their demonic haunches, hissing, whipping, and breathing, thawing the young blase faces, who with their multi-hued complexions lolled around the campfire. Finally these boys, who were from every region of Southern California, could take a break and smile-some for the first time.

Mirage

  • Auteur: Russell Clemings
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1996
  • Collection: Random House (NY)
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Traces the development of desert irrigation, argues that this technique results in the eventual ruin of the land, and suggests solutions

The Mirage

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  • ISBN: 9789774162657
  • Date de sortie: 2009
  • Collection: American Univ in Cairo Press
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The Nobel laureate's masterful study of a disturbed man's struggle with the realities of everyday life

Mirage by George Fleming

  • Auteur: Julia Constance Fletcher
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1877
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The Mirage of a Space between Nature and Nurture

  • Auteur: Evelyn Fox Keller
  • ISBN: 082239281X
  • Date de sortie: 2010-05-21
  • Collection: Duke University Press
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In this powerful critique, the esteemed historian and philosopher of science Evelyn Fox Keller addresses the nature-nurture debates, including the persistent disputes regarding the roles played by genes and the environment in determining individual traits and behavior. Keller is interested in both how an oppositional “versus” came to be inserted between nature and nurture, and how the distinction on which that opposition depends, the idea that nature and nurture are separable, came to be taken for granted. How, she asks, did the illusion of a space between nature and nurture become entrenched in our thinking, and why is it so tenacious? Keller reveals that the assumption that the influences of nature and nurture can be separated is neither timeless nor universal, but rather a notion that emerged in Anglo-American culture in the late nineteenth century. She shows that the seemingly clear-cut nature-nurture debate is riddled with incoherence. It encompasses many disparate questions knitted together into an indissoluble tangle, and it is marked by a chronic ambiguity in language. There is little consensus about the meanings of terms such as nature, nurture, gene, and environment. Keller suggests that contemporary genetics can provide a more appropriate, precise, and useful vocabulary, one that might help put an end to the confusion surrounding the nature-nurture controversy.
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