How To Make A Zombie

Author: Frank Swain
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1851689443
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Join a notorious pop science punk as he investigates real zombie reports from around the world. The search for the means to control the bodies and minds of our fellow humans has been underway for millennia, from the sleep-inducing honeycombs that felled Pompey’s army to the Voodoo potions of Haiti. Now, Frank Swain, the force behind Science Punk, has joined the quest, digging up genuine zombie research: • dog heads brought back to life without their bodies • secret agents dosing targets with zombie drugs • parasites that push their hosts to suicide or sex changes • the elixir of life hidden in an eighteenth-century painting This mind-bending and entertaining excavation of incredible science is unlike anything you’ve read before.

But If A Zombie Apocalypse Did Occur

Author: Amy L. Thompson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786475501
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Part pop culture trope, part hypothetical cataclysm, the zombie apocalypse is rooted in modern literature, film and mythology. This collection of new essays considers the implications of this scientifically impossible (but perhaps imminent) event, examining real-world responses to pandemic contagion and civic chaos, as well as those from Hollywood and popular culture. The contributors discuss the zombie apocalypse as a metaphor for actual catastrophes and estimate the probabilities of human survival and behavior during an undead invasion.

Forgotten Science

Author: S. D. Tucker
Publisher: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445648385
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Was Jesus a giant electron? How much does a mouse’s soul weigh? Can women mate with monkeys? As mad as these questions may seem, they have been asked by science in years gone by. Forgotten Science unearths some of the most extraordinary attempts to understand the world around us.

How To Make A Zombie

Author: Jose Jaime Herrera
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475985142
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It has been two years since a calamity brought planet Ad' Drin's empire to ashes under a shower of lime-green stew. Now all that remains is mutated wastelands, anarchy, and bands of survivors who can do nothing but helplessly watch as Ad' Drin slowly dies. Nineteen-year-old Hera Kila' Ka has made it his mission to warn others of the impending doom. As he attempts to convince the people to escape to the safety of the T' nian Isles before the tendrils from another lime-green cloud hit the ground, he encounters seventeen-year-old Star Cassidy, who begs him to lead her away from danger. With their city now destroyed, Hera takes it upon himself to protect Star. They begin a journey across the land in which they must battle mutant life forms intent on doing everything in their power to destroy not only them, but the rest of the galaxy. Now that the pair face a life-and-death struggle, things only become more complicated when Hera realizes he feels more for Star than he ever imagined. In a post-apocalyptic future world, chaos reigns as two unlikely partners race against time and determined enemies in order to save themselves and their world from annihilation.

The Science Of Monsters

Author: Matt Kaplan
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145166799X
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"Previously published as Medusa's gaze and vampire's bite by Scribner"--Title page verso.

The Reanimation Of Edward Schuett

Author: Derek J. Goodman
Publisher: Permuted Press
ISBN: 1618680625
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Fifty years have passed since the so-called Zombie Uprising. The coasts of the United States have recovered to become thriving metropolises, while the interior still struggles with the day to day zombie problem. The last thing Edward Schuett remembers was a zombie attack on his family on the Fourth of July. When he wakes up, things are different. He is different. He can once again think and talk, but he still carries the zombie virus in his system. While some react to him with curiosity, the rest act with hostility. Now Edward is on the run across the country, searching for his answers with a series of unlikely allies. His journey will take him from futuristic scientific labs to the burned-out ruins of small-town America, looking for the people who can tell him why he is different. But there are those who will not stop until he is destroyed—especially when it is discovered that Edward possesses a unique ability that may just make him the most powerful biological weapon in history.

Under A Graveyard Sky

Author: John Ringo
Publisher: Baen Publishing Enterprises
ISBN: 1625791887
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Zombies are real. And we made them. Are you prepared for the zombie apocalypse? The Smith family is, with the help of a few marines. When an airborne _zombieÓ plague is released, bringing civilization to a grinding halt, the Smith family, Steven, Stacey, Sophia and Faith, take to the Atlantic to avoid the chaos. The plan is to find a safe haven from the anarchy of infected humanity. What they discover, instead, is a sea composed of the tears of survivors and a passion for bringing hope. For it is up to the Smiths and a small band of Marines to somehow create the refuge that survivors seek in a world of darkness and terror. Now with every continent a holocaust and every ship an abattoir, life is lived under a graveyard sky. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). _. . .the thinking readers zombie novel. . .Ringo fleshes out his theme with convincing detailsãthe proceedings become oddly plausible.Ó¾Publishers Weekly_If you think the zombie apocalypse will never happen, if youve never been afraid of zombies, you may change your mind after reading Under a Graveyard Sky. . .Events build slowly in the book at the outset, but you cant stop reading because its like watching a train wreck in slow motion: inexorable and horrible. And the zombie apocalypse in these pages is so fascinating that you cant stop flipping pages to see what happens next.Ó¾Bookhound

Kings Of The Dead

Author: Tony Faville
Publisher: Permuted Press
ISBN: 1934861847
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When the H1N1 “Swine Flu” virus mutates it begins to not only kill those who have received the vaccination, but also bring on the unthinkable: the dead reanimate. Cole Helman and his friends are not only survival experts, they’ve spent hours discussing and preparing for just this event and quickly head to the hills before the cities become clogged with looting and riots. But the group knows all too well that the living dead are just the beginning of their problems, and they’ll eventually have to deal with the worst qualities of the living—desperation, greed, selfishness, and cruelty—in this new post-apocalyptic world. And a chance encounter at a secret military installation may reveal a conspiracy bigger than any of them had imagined… Straight out of the apocalypse comes the chronicle of one small group and their experiences with life and death, survival and loss. In a world of the living dead, is one man capable of maintaining not only his community, but his own sanity?

Zombie Economics

Author: John Quiggin
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691154546
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In the graveyard of economic ideology, dead ideas still stalk the land. The recent financial crisis laid bare many of the assumptions behind market liberalism--the theory that market-based solutions are always best, regardless of the problem. For decades, their advocates dominated mainstream economics, and their influence created a system where an unthinking faith in markets led many to view speculative investments as fundamentally safe. The crisis seemed to have killed off these ideas, but they still live on in the minds of many--members of the public, commentators, politicians, economists, and even those charged with cleaning up the mess. In Zombie Economics, John Quiggin explains how these dead ideas still walk among us--and why we must find a way to kill them once and for all if we are to avoid an even bigger financial crisis in the future. Zombie Economics takes the reader through the origins, consequences, and implosion of a system of ideas whose time has come and gone. These beliefs--that deregulation had conquered the financial cycle, that markets were always the best judge of value, that policies designed to benefit the rich made everyone better off--brought us to the brink of disaster once before, and their persistent hold on many threatens to do so again. Because these ideas will never die unless there is an alternative, Zombie Economics also looks ahead at what could replace market liberalism, arguing that a simple return to traditional Keynesian economics and the politics of the welfare state will not be enough--either to kill dead ideas, or prevent future crises. In a new chapter, Quiggin brings the book up to date with a discussion of the re-emergence of pre-Keynesian ideas about austerity and balanced budgets as a response to recession.

Math On Trial

Author: Leila Schneps
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 0465037941
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In the wrong hands, math can be deadly. Even the simplest numbers can become powerful forces when manipulated by journalists, politicians or other public figures, but in the case of the law your liberty—and your life—can depend on the right calculation. Math on Trial tells the story of ten trials in which mathematical arguments were used—and disastrously misused—as evidence. Despite years of math classes, most people (and most jurors) fail to detect even simple mathematical sophistry, resulting in such horrors as a medical expert’s faulty calculation of probabilities providing the key evidence for a British mother’s conviction for the murder of her two babies. The conviction was later overturned, but three years in prison took its toll—Sally Clark died of acute alcohol intoxication in March of 2007. Mathematicians Leila Schneps and Coralie Colmez use a wide range of examples, from a mid-19th-century dispute over wills that became a signal case in the forensic use of mathematics, to the conviction and subsequent exoneration of Amanda Knox, to show how the improper application of mathematical concepts can mean the difference between walking free and life in prison. The cases discussed include: -The Case of Amanda Knox (How a judge’s denial of a second DNA test may have destroyed a chance to reveal the truth about Meredith Kercher’s murder) -The Case of Joe Sneed (How a fabricated probability framed a son for his parents’ grisly killing) -The Case of Sally Clark (How multiplying non-independent probabilities landed an innocent mother in jail for the murder of her children) -The Case of Janet Collins (How unjustified estimates combined with a miscalculated probability convicted an innocent couple of violent robbery) A colorful narrative of mathematical abuse featuring such characters as Charles Ponzi, Alfred Dreyfus, Hetty Green, and Oliver Wendell Holmes, Math on Trial shows that legal expertise isn’t everything when it comes to proving a man innocent.