Three Ways to be Alien

Travails and Encounters in the Early Modern World
Author: Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 1611680190
Category: Psychology
Page: 228
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A study of individual trajectories in an early modern global context

Three Ways to be Alien

Travails and Encounters in the Early Modern World
Author: Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Publisher: Brandeis Univ
ISBN: 9781584659921
Category: History
Page: 228
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A study of individual trajectories in an early modern global context

Three Ways to Snog an Alien


Author: Graham Joyce
Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571239511
Category: Children's stories
Page: 205
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Doogie's new girlfriend is hot, but what's with the weird behaviour, freaky parents and the super-human intelligence? And was that really a forked tongue he saw or did he imagine it?

How to Defend Yourself Against Alien Abduction


Author: Ann Druffel
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 0307555577
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 260
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In 1988 Ann Druffel, who has researched UFOs for 40 years, discovered a little-known fact that had been drowned in abduction hysteria--documented evidence that people have successfully fended off attack by the "greys," the short, big-eyed aliens now familiar through so much popular media. Using her database of 250 case studies, including 70 "resisters," Druffel has ascertained 9 techniques that witnesses use to ward off alien entities and even break off abductions in progress. And perhaps even more astonishing, this evidence points to the possible true identity of the greys and their link to the abducting entities of myth and folklore. Alien Abduction Resistance Techniques Mental Struggle: Block their mind control Physical Struggle: Fight back Righteous Anger: Summon your inviolate rights Protective Rage: Guard your loved ones Support from Family Members: Seek strength in numbers Intuition: Sense them coming Metaphysical Methods: Create a personal shield Appeal to Spiritual Personages: Get help from on high Repellents: Use time-tested fend-off substances Complete with hair-raising true tales of courage and illustrated with eye-witness sketches, How to Defend Yourself Against Alien Abduction is the only book with step-by-step instructions on what to do--and not to do--if aliens come knocking on your door. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Alien Phenomenology, Or, What It's Like to be a Thing


Author: Ian Bogost
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 0816678979
Category: Philosophy
Page: 166
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Examines the author's idea of object-oriented philosophy, wherein things, and how they interact with one another, are the center of philosophical interest.

Europe’s India

Words, People, Empires, 1500 - 1800
Author: Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674972260
Category: History
Page: 416
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When Portuguese explorers first arrived in India, the maritime passage initiated an exchange of goods as well as ideas. European ambassadors, missionaries, soldiers, and scholars who followed produced a body of knowledge that shaped European thought about India. Sanjay Subrahmanyam tracks these changing ideas over the entire early modern period.

A Writer's People


Author: V. S. Naipaul
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307269485
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 208
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V. S. Naipaul has always faced the challenges of "fitting one civilization to another." In A Writer's People, he takes us into this process of creative and intellectual assimilation, which has shaped both his writing and his life. Naipaul discusses the writers to whom he was exposed early on—Derek Walcott, Gustave Flaubert, and his father, among them—and his first encounters with literary culture. He illuminates the ways in which the writings of Gandhi, Nehru, and other Indian writers both reveal and conceal the authors themselves and their nation. And he brings the same scrutiny to bear on his own life: his early years in Trinidad; the empty spaces in his family history; his ever-evolving reactions to the more complicated India he would encounter for the first time at age thirty. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Humans

A Novel
Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476727929
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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The bestselling, award-winning author of The Radleys is back with his funniest, most devastating dark comedy yet, a “silly, sad, suspenseful, and soulful” (Philadelphia Inquirer) novel that’s “full of heart” (Entertainment Weekly). When an extra-terrestrial visitor arrives on Earth, his first impressions of the human species are less than positive. Taking the form of Professor Andrew Martin, a prominent mathematician at Cambridge University, the visitor is eager to complete the gruesome task assigned him and hurry home to his own utopian planet, where everyone is omniscient and immortal. He is disgusted by the way humans look, what they eat, their capacity for murder and war, and is equally baffled by the concepts of love and family. But as time goes on, he starts to realize there may be more to this strange species than he had thought. Disguised as Martin, he drinks wine, reads poetry, develops an ear for rock music, and a taste for peanut butter. Slowly, unexpectedly, he forges bonds with Martin’s family. He begins to see hope and beauty in the humans’ imperfection, and begins to question the very mission that brought him there. Praised by The New York Times as a “novelist of great seriousness and talent,” author Matt Haig delivers an unlikely story about human nature and the joy found in the messiness of life on Earth. The Humans is a funny, compulsively readable tale that playfully and movingly explores the ultimate subject—ourselves.

The Political Economy of Commerce: Southern India 1500-1650


Author: Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521892261
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 412
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Explores the relationship between long-distance trade and the economic and political structure of southern India.

How to be an Alien


Author: George Mikes
Publisher: Penguin Longman
ISBN: 9781405879095
Category: England
Page: 46
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George Mikes describes the strange things the English do and say.

The White Tiger

A Novel
Author: Aravind Adiga
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416562737
Category: Fiction
Page: 304
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A stunning literary debut critics have likened to Richard Wright’s Native Son, The White Tiger follows a darkly comic Bangalore driver through the poverty and corruption of modern India’s caste society. “This is the authentic voice of the Third World, like you've never heard it before” (John Burdett, Bangkok 8). The white tiger of this novel is Balram Halwai, a poor Indian villager whose great ambition leads him to the zenith of Indian business culture, the world of the Bangalore entrepreneur. On the occasion of the president of China’s impending trip to Bangalore, Balram writes a letter to him describing his transformation and his experience as driver and servant to a wealthy Indian family, which he thinks exemplifies the contradictions and complications of Indian society. Recalling The Death of Vishnu and Bangkok 8 in ambition, scope, The White Tiger is narrative genius with a mischief and personality all its own. Amoral, irreverent, deeply endearing, and utterly contemporary, this novel is an international publishing sensation—and a startling, provocative debut.

The Alien Next Door 1: The New Kid


Author: A. I. Newton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1499805608
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 112
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In the first book of the brand-new early chapter book series, the Alien Next Door, an alien boy named Zeke tries to fit in and adjust to life on Earth, while a classmate, Harris, suspects that Zeke might not be quite what he claims to be. Zeke is on his way to his first day of school, feeling down because he has to start over again on a new planet, as his scientist parents constantly move to wherever their research takes them. When he gets to school, no one seems to notice anything strange or different about him except Harris, a kid obsessed with science fiction and aliens. Harris sees Zeke doing extraordinary things but can't convince anyone, least of all his best friend, Roxy, that Zeke might be an alien. Roxy just thinks Harris is jealous that she's becoming friends with Zeke. But when Roxy invites Zeke over to Harris's house, will Harris find a way to prove that he's right?

Alien Agency

Experimental Encounters with Art in the Making
Author: Chris Salter,Andrew Pickering
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262028468
Category: Art
Page: 328
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An investigation into what happens in creative practice when the materials of art and research behave and perform in ways beyond the creators' intentions.

The Portuguese Empire in Asia, 1500-1700

A Political and Economic History
Author: Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118274024
Category: History
Page: 352
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Featuring updates and revisions that reflect recent historiography, this new edition of The Portuguese Empire in Asia 1500-1700 presents a comprehensive overview of Portuguese imperial history that considers Asian and European perspectives. Features an argument-driven history with a clear chronological structure Considers the latest developments in English, French, and Portuguese historiography Offers a balanced view in a divisive area of historical study Includes updated Glossary and Guide to Further Reading

Aliens Ate My Homework


Author: Bruce Coville
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481415603
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 192
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IT'S THE WEIRDEST ALIEN INVASION EVER! "I cannot tell a lie," says Rod Allbright. And it's the truth. Ask him a question and he's bound to give you an honest answer. Which is why, when his teacher asks what happened to last night's math assignment, Rod has to give the only answer he can: "Aliens ate my homework, Miss Maloney!" Of course, no one believes Rod this time, so they don't bother to ask him why the aliens are here. It's just as well, since he is sworn to silence about their secret mission and the fact that he has been drafted to help them!

Explorations in Connected History

From the Tagus to the Ganges
Author: Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 264
View: 1953
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Collection of essays previously published; based on various conference presentations.

Alien Math


Author: Marya Washington Tyler
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 188266471X
Category: Education
Page: 148
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Go shopping through an intergalactic mall...ride on a subterranean hover module...converse with creatures who know your every thought...and eat exotic food at an alien restaurant (if you can keep it from crawling away).

Light of the Stars: Alien Worlds and the Fate of the Earth


Author: Adam Frank
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393609022
Category: Science
Page: 288
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Astrophysicist and NPR commentator on what the latest research on the existence and trajectories of alien civilizations may teach us about our own. Light of the Stars tells the story of humanity’s coming of age as we awaken to the possibilities of life on other worlds and their sudden relevance to our fate on Earth. Astrophysicist Adam Frank traces the question of alien life and intelligence from the ancient Greeks to the leading thinkers of our own time, and shows how we as a civilization can only hope to survive climate change if we recognize what science has recently discovered: that we are just one of ten billion trillion planets in the Universe, and it’s highly likely that many of those planets hosted technologically advanced alien civilizations. What’s more, each of those civilizations must have faced the same challenge of civilization-driven climate change. Written with great clarity and conviction, Light of the Stars builds on the inspiring work of pioneering scientists such as Frank Drake and Carl Sagan, whose work at the dawn of the space age began building the new science of astrobiology; Jack James, the Texas-born engineer who drove NASA’s first planetary missions to success; Vladimir Vernadsky, the Russian geochemist who first envisioned the Earth’s biosphere; and James Lovelock and Lynn Margulis, who invented Gaia theory. Frank recounts the perilous journey NASA undertook across millions of miles of deep space to get its probes to Venus and Mars, yielding our first view of the cosmic laws of planets and climate that changed our understanding of our place in the universe. Thrilling science at the grandest of scales, Light of the Stars explores what may be the largest question of all: What can the likely presence of life on other worlds tell us about our own fate?

Alien Lord's Captive


Author: Mina Carter
Publisher: Mina Carter
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 226
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Earth girls might be popular...but they're definitely not easy. Sergeant Cat Moore has a little problem. Well, actually a big problem... When her base is attacked and boarded by an alien war group, she finds herself in the sights of their leader, Tarrick, a Latharian war-commander. Their captors might be ripped, hot warriors looking for that one special woman, but the women of Sentinel Five have this little thing against being slaves. Even if their leader is well on his way to stealing Cat's heart as well as her body... Because her sexy alien has a thing about making sure her every need is met and has some very inventive ways of doing so. Until she gives him a bad case of mating marks around his wrist, and all bets are off. Why? Because her sexy alien lover left one thing out when he introduced himself… Like the fact he’s a freaking alien prince… The strong, not so silent, and ruthless type, Tarrick's duty as a war commander means little time for himself. With no women of their own, a base full of human women is a bounty he can't ignore. Nor can he ignore the little human whose voice called out to him across the galaxy, a woman he'll stop at nothing to make his own. Then a new player enters the arena. A dangerous rival challenges the K'Vass claim on Terran space and all it's women. Tarrick K'Vass can't afford to let any of the earth women be captured, especially not his little human, Cat. When she’s is taken, he'll do anything to rescue her. Up to and including starting an intergalactic war... Genre: Science Fiction Romance, Scifi Romance, Alien Invasion romance, Alien romance, Alien warrior romance, Alien hero, alien soldier, Alien Warrior, military women, scifi suspense romance

How to win friends & influence people


Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9352613937
Category: Self-Help
Page: 224
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