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Codex Orféo

  • Livre Relié
  • 282 Nombre de pages
Explore shattering ethical, political and practical quagmires in this gripping ecological thriller. A tense plot deals with devast... Lire la suite
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Description

Explore shattering ethical, political and practical quagmires in this gripping ecological thriller. A tense plot deals with devastating scientific, secret intelligence and geopolitical issues. "You alright, Professor?" Mal asked in a whisper. "Yeah, I'll be alright." World renowned ecologist, UCLA Professor David Lev, aged 84, has just begun a contemporary odyssey. From delivering a plenary address on climate change at the Rio+20 UN Summit, he must prevail on a journey through sub-zero hurricane-force gales, impenetrable bogs and twelve foot drifts of ice in the forests of Belarus. Along the way, Lev's journey directs us to consider such profound questions as: Are we our Brother's Keeper? What are the ethical limits of science? And, finally, at what price, glory? It is not only Lev's story that is the key to this page-turner but also an account from the days of World War II and the Holocaust, which hinges on survival. A constellation of richly nuanced, deeply drawn characters whose enmeshed lives and unique circumstances speak with resonance, melancholy, inspiration and unrelenting drama are all part of this complex and thought-provoking novel - including cutting-edge biochemist Dr Taman Chernichevsky. What has he discovered?

Auteur

Michael Charles Tobias, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned ecologist, philosopher, anthropologist, author of fiction and non-fiction; an explorer, filmmaker, educator and head of a major international ecological NGO. Tobias has written more than 200 books, films, plays and librettos, as well as more than 1,000 published articles/essays, including more than 80
essays published in Forbes in the last few years.



Résumé
"This is a thriller about geo-terrorism, anti-Semitism, the Holocaust as it reverberates decades later, and grasping global pharmaceutical syndicates. ... In his novel Tobias connects the Holocaust, the Anthropocene, and the Sixth Extinction Spasm. ... This is a crackerjack of a read. You will learn a lot about zoology, population extinction, Belarus, wilderness survival, and the love of family." (Bob Sanchez, The Internet Review of Books, Internetreviewofbooks.blogspot.de, November, 2016) "I highly recommend Codex Orféo. But be prepared! What awaits the reader is a riveting literary expedition. Solid science, animal behavior, conservation biology, and human psychology all within a fictional odyssey by a very wise scientist. It's an unrelenting and powerful drama, the result of which we can all hope will be a true renaissance of virtue." (Marc Bekoff, MAHB Millennium Alliance for Humanity and Biosphere, mahb.stanford.edu, July, 2016)

Contenu

1. Prologue
2. Ivan The Great Bell Tower, Moscow, April 11th, 2011
3. May 8th, 12:25 pm, 2011, Inside DS&T, McLean, VA
4. Two Hours Earlier, Near the Ladskie Artificial Lake
5. Nine Lives
6. Rio Centro, June 22, 2012
7. Equations for the End of the World
8. Nenhum dano não falta
9. A-Minor Key
10. Sasha's World
11. Stalker
12. Techsupport
13. The Other Alfred Wallace
14. Probability Errors in the Rhombicuboctahedron
15. What Would Truman Have Done?
16. A Room With A View
17. In and Out of Shadows
18. Fungus
19. An Uncommon Urgency
20. Eyes on the Ground
21. The Road To Utopia
22. The Day of the Chicken
23. Deep in the Forest
24. Simon Stylites
25. Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library
26. The Stampede for a Catalytic Agent
27. Thermus aquaticus
28. Alice's Rabbit Hole
29. Tuber aestivum
30. Pavilion 3
31. Rio Maelstrom
32. Euclid's Ghost
33. The Moment That Would Change A Lifetime
34. Ugly World
35. Daze
36. Obfuscations
37. Early Morning, Avenida President Wilson
38. The Bartender's Apartment
39. From the Knee Down
40. The Ides, 2015
41. The Communiqué
42. A Classified Huddle
43. Noitnettaruoydeeniemsti
44. Cro-Magnon.
45. Machinations
46. The Irish Connection
47. The Decision
48. London
49. A Glazed Twist
50. Warszawa Centralna
51. Pryvakzalnaja ploSca, 9:07 am. Minsk
52. Vulitsa Kirava 13
53. Minsk Passazhirsky
54. No Birds
55. Unique Circumstances
56. Disaster
57. Scrimmage
58. The Great Aunt
59. Lev's Dream
60. 225063 Kamieniuki. Region, Brest
61. The Histories
62. The Watch
63. The HIT
64. Convergences
65. The Coming Storm
66. Visions of the Shtetele
67. Twelve Feet of Snow
68. The Diary
69. Life and Death in the Forest
70. Despair in the Afternoon
71. Wise Men
72. The Graves
73. 52°35'22.86 N 23°54'12.54 E. Elv. 201 M.
74. Eyes On The Gound
75. Plants That Dream At Night
76. Mystiques Amid the Rhizosphere
77. The Genius of a Squirrel
78. The Wisent of Bialowieza
79. Nothingness
80. The Marriage of Figaro Factor
81. Daybreak
82. 11 am, Tenth Day
83. The "Parthenon" of Bialowieza
84. A Single Gnarled Gutteral
85. Escape From Nature
86. Paris
87. Les Deux Magots
88. The Synagogue de la rue Pavée, 4th district
89. The Survivors
90. The Crossing Over

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Codex Orféo
Créateur:
Auteur:
Code EAN: 9783319306216
ISBN: 978-3-319-30621-6
Format: Livre Relié
nombre de pages: 282
Poids: 0g
Taille: H19mm x B240mm x T161mm
Année: 2016
Auflage: 1st ed. 2017