Exploring the science in George R. R. Martin's fantastical world, from the physics of an ice wall to the genetics of the Targaryens and Lannisters. Game of Thrones is a fantasy that features a lot of made-up science--fabricated climatology (when is winter coming?), astronomy, metallurgy, chemistry, and biology. Most fans of George R. R. Martin's fantastical world accept it all as part of the magic. A trained scientist, watching the fake science in Game of Thrones, might think, "But how would it work?" In Fire, Ice, and Physics, Rebecca Thompson turns a scientist's eye on Game of Thrones, exploring, among other things, the science of an ice wall, the genetics of the Targaryen and Lannister families, and the biology of beheading. Thompson, a PhD in physics and an enthusiastic Game of Thrones fan, uses the fantasy science of the show as a gateway to some interesting real science, introducing GOT fandom to a new dimension of appreciation. Thompson starts at the beginning, with winter, explaining seasons and the very elliptical orbit of the Earth that might cause winter to come (or not come). She tells us that ice can behave like ketchup, compares regular steel to Valyrian steel, explains that dragons are "bats, but with fire," and considers Targaryen inbreeding. Finally she offers scientific explanations of the various types of fatal justice meted out, including beheading, hanging, poisoning (reporting that the effects of "the Strangler," administered to Joffrey at the Purple Wedding, resemble the effects of strychnine), skull crushing, and burning at the stake. Even the most faithful Game of Thrones fans will learn new and interesting things about the show from Thompson's entertaining and engaging account. Fire, Ice, and Physics is an essential companion for all future bingeing.
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Leader of the NUMA Special Assignments team, Kurt Austin must work with a former KGB spy to save the United States from a lunatic with a generations-spanning grudge in this novel in the #1 New York Times-bestselling series. Kurt Austin is preparing for an interview while aboard a research vessel in the Black Sea. But his television spot suddenly becomes a rescue mission when the waiting film crew is attacked on a nearby island. With little information on the attackers, and no clue to their true agenda, Austin is forced to turn to an unlikely source: his old KGB Cold War adversary Vladimir Petrov. According to Petrov, the island is actually an old submarine base that’s been commandeered by clever mobster-turned-billionaire-businessman Mikhail Razov. Razov is certain he descends from the great Romanov family and he’s out to reclaim his rightful position as czar of Russia. With a powerful resource called “fire ice”, discovered by his mining company, Razov may just have the ammunition he needs to take over the modern world. To stop him, Austin will have to work with Petrov. And he’ll have to find out fast how much trust he can offer an old nemesis in this thrilling adventure that “goes down like a chilled Stolichnaya martini.” (Kirkus Reviews)
"Jelly-filled!" "Bart!" "Meatloaf!" "Jujubes!"These are just some of the answers your students will be calling out when you say to them "NAME YOUR FAVORITE . . ."Name Your Favorite . . . is the newest book in the best-selling "Quick Questions" line (including Would You Rather . . . ?’ What If . . . ?; Have You Ever . . . ?; and Unfinished Sentences)--another collection of discussion-starters guaranteed to get teenagers talking and thinking about their favorites, with questions like:NAME YOUR FAVORITE . . .pizza toppingbook of the Biblemoment in historysports starrestaurantpet you’ve ever hadmissions tripweb siteT-shirtdessertChristmas songfamily traditionAnd over 700 more phrases that can be used any time, anywhere for breaking the ice, stimulating discussions, building community--or just for fun!Whether you’re a youth worker, camp or retreat counselor, small-group leader, or Sunday school teacher, you’ll find Name Your Favorite . . . an indispensable part of your ministry resource library.
Kurt Austin, the leader of NUMA's Special Assignments Team, and his colleagues match wits with a billionaire mining tycoon claiming Romanov ancestry who has proclaimed himself czar of Russia and sets out to topple the Russian government and keep the Americans from interfering with his schemes. 500,000 first printing.
With a Foreword by actor, Simon Fisher-Becker, the dystopian SciFan anthology, The Forge: Fire and Ice, explores a multitude of themes in a set of fast-paced stories that pull you into different worlds from war to deep-space mining, from a portal within a yellow bus to a worm in a toffee apple, through fire and water, lore and legend.
- Author : Paul Sen
- Publisher : HarperCollins UK
- Release Date : 2021-04-01
- Genre : History
- Pages : 320
- ISBN : 9780008262815
A compulsively readable account of the extraordinary people, battling internal demons and external adversaries, who discovered the laws of thermodynamics and the science of heat, and brought about a scientific revolution.
Grab this Fire Ice-Hockey design as a gift for your daughter, son, brother, sister, girlfriend, boyfriend, wife, husband, dad, mom, aunt, uncle, grandma or grandpa who loves Ice Hockey Notebooks Usage: Gratitude Journal 5 Minute Journal Affirmation Journal Mindfulness Journal Happiness, Positivity, Mood Journal Prayer Journal Writing, Poetry Journal Travel Journal Work, Goal Journal Daily Planner Dream Journal Yoga, Fitness, Weight Loss Journal Recipe, Food Journal Password Journal Art Journal Log Book Diary Features: 6 x 9 page size 120 pages Line Wide-Ruled pages White Paper Soft cover / paperback Matte finish cover
Fire & Ice presents the educational inquiry process to school practitioners and aspiring leaders. The context for this study is unusual because it addresses inquiry learning at both the master's and doctoral level and within group settings. The picture that emerges illustrates ways for mentors to engage graduate students in learning, writing, and research through collaborative structures, with an emphasis on learning communities as the primary vehicle for growth and success. In the book, graduate students have served as research participants, focus group members, and survey respondents in their dual role as peer mentor. Because graduate education is being challenged to meet the changing needs of the twenty-first century, the influence of the professions on academic degrees has meant that students must develop as scholar practitioners instead of strictly intellectual academics. Metaphorically, the fire (possibility, desire, and content) and ice (restraint, structure, and form) of scholarly inquiry is used as a literary device to capture what it might mean for students to perform inquiry.
"Fire, Ice, Air" is a short memoir by Rabbi Simcha Shafran, who was born in a Polish shtetl, attended the Novardhok yeshiva in Bialystok as a teenager, spent the years of World War II in Siberia and served as a congregational rabbi in Baltimore for over half a century. Rabbi Shafran still serves as one in a smaller way (Sabbath services take place in his home weekly) and is the administrator of the Baltimore Bais Din, or religious court. He has inspired countless people who know him personally, and continues to do so today. His son, Rabbi Avi Shafran, persuaded him to put his memories into words, and assisted in that project. The result is "Fire, Ice, Air." Professor Jacob Neusner calls the book "elegantly written - Avi Shafran is a master of American prose" and writes that it could "serve as a reading in a course in basic Judaism, telling the story of authentic Judaism through the life and experiences and messages of this remarkable man. Elie Wiesel on a world stage and Simcha Shafran in private life... accomplish the same goal." Cynthia Ozick calls Rabbi Shafran's memoir "remarkable" and an "invaluable" story, and its publication a "mitzvah... to all the Jewish generations to come."
Ice and Fire is a collection of nonfiction narratives from award-winning writer Stephen Osborne, who retains an abiding sense that the places and the people he encounters are still to be discovered. Negotiating the Trans-Canada Highway near Moncton during a whiteout, visiting Timothy Eaton's grave in Toronto, leaving offerings of tobacco at a Nez Perce battleground, drinking with his Japanese mentor in a revolving bar in Vancouver while debating Buddhism vs. class struggle--for Osborne, all of these are occasions to conjure our time and our place. Ice and fire are extremes of a Canadian North, from which several of these dispatches are written. But Osborne's special insight is that Kamloops, New Glasgow and even Toronto are as unknowable as Pangnirtung. We live in a country that can claim the world's only souvenir police force, and whose analogue is a department store; a country that believes itself to be part of a New World, even though people have lived here for ten thousand years. Smart, funny, moving, and full of wonder and surprise, the dispatches in Ice and Fire illuminate a very old world striving to make itself new.
A Radical New Take On Norse Paganism The Way of Fire and Ice reimagines Norse Paganism with mystical practices and rituals for today's world as well as tips for building community and resisting fascism. This approach to working with Norse deities and beliefs is a living, adaptable tradition, representing a strong alternative to the reconstructionist perspectives of Asatru and Heathenry. In these pages, the old ways come alive in a radically inclusive form. You will explore the secrets of the World Tree and the mysteries of the gods, work with the many spirits around us, and feel the deep rhythms that drive all life while creating new songs of power. You will also discover how to make these practices part of your every waking moment, developing your own personal spirituality and building healthy, sustainable communities along the way.
Roger Winter has always been preoccupied with "recording reality in all its strangeness," in the words of biographer and art historian Susie Kalil. His works partake of wide-ranging influences: childhood memories of gospel hymns blaring from a loudspeaker atop the "Holy Roller" church near his home; strange totems composed of crows, foxes, angels, and old family photographs; rusted cars resting among chest-high weeds; faces reflected in the windows of a New York City bus. According to his siblings, he has been an artist since he was "pre-verbal," and in a career spanning eight decades, he has continually reinvented himself, breaching the boundaries of one stylistic convention after another--never content to allow the expression of his vision to be constrained to a single vocabulary. In this definitive retrospective of Winter's life and art, Kalil explores not only the myriad influences of the artist and his dizzying stylistic journey but also allows Winter's work to pose important questions: Why do some people become artists and others don't? What gives artists their unique modes of perception and expression? Where is the line of separation between what is seen and what is represented? Between the maker and what is made? The Art of Roger Winter: Fire and Ice offers an in-depth portrait of one of today's most important American painters. Critics, collectors, scholars, students, and art lovers will glean deep insights from this study in contrasts.
The second of six titles, set in a rich feline fantasy world. Firepaw, the warrior brave, is now Fireheart, warrior cat. Fireheart finds new danger lurking in the woods as the chill of winter sets in. This new series will have particular appeal for fans of Brian Jacques' Redwall series. Fireheart could hear a roaring around him, like wind in tall trees. The acrid stench of the Thunderpath stung his nostrils, together with a new smell, sharper and more terrifying. Fire WindClan is missing, and hostilities between the remaining three clans place all the cats in peril. Illness and tragic accidents weaken the camp, and ThunderClan needs all its warriors to defend itself... but Fireheart suspects that certain cats may not be as loyal as they appear.
A sixteen-year-old championship ice skater becomes mixed up in a controversial homecoming princess contest and falls for an engaging high school disc jockey.
A humanitarian doctor working on the coast of Southeast Asia finds himself on a treacherous odyssey to rescue members of his family, who are kidnapped on the high seas by a group of cold-blooded assassins hired by a twisted millionaire