Mortal Engines

The mortal engines, 'whose rude throats / Th'immortal Jove's dread clamors
counterfeit', are thundering cannons, machines of war. In the context of science
fiction and Lem, these engines become automata, and mortal takes on the
resonance ...

Author: Stanislaw Lem

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241269083

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 530

'On one side of the ducats was stamped the radiant profile of Archithorius, on the other - an image of his six hundred arms' Mortal Engines is a selection of the best of Stanislaw Lem's extraordinary miniature space epics, chosen by his heroic translator Michael Kandel, who has somehow battled through Lem's jokes, parodies, fabricated technological terms and unreliable robots and brilliantly converted them from Polish into English. Encompassing his Fables for Robots and stories from his protagonists Ijon Tichy (from The Star Diaries) and Pirx the Pilot, this is a highly entertaining but also deeply alarming view of the glories and absurdities of Outer Space.

Mortal Engines

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407129201

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

View: 373

London is a city on wheels - a future city like you've never known before. In the terrible aftermath of the Sixty Minute War, cities which survived the apocalypse became predators, chasing and feeding on smaller towns. Now London is hunting down its prey, getting ready to feed. But as the chase begins, Tom uncovers a secret - a secret full of deadly consequences. Soon he is plunged into a world of unkillable enemies, threatened by a weapon that will tear his life apart... Winner of the Nestle Gold Award and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award, this is a book to devour again and again.

The Mortal Engines Quartet

CONTENTS Front Cover Praise for Philip Reeve's novels About the Author By
Philip Reeve Mortal Engines Cover Mortal Engines Title page Mortal Engines
Dedication Mortal Engines PART ONE Mortal Engines PART TWO Mortal
Engines ...

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 140719495X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 1664

View: 841

MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future. Now, in time for the film debut, the critically acclaimed MORTAL ENGINES quartet is repackaged in a boxset with fantastic and eye-catching covers featuring new artwork.

Mortal Engines Mortal Engines Book 1

BY PHILIP REEVE Fever Crumb A Web of Air Scrivener's Moon Mortal Engines
Predator's Gold Infernal Devices A Darkling Plain Here Lies Arthur No Such
Thing as Dragons Goblins Larklight Starcross Mothstorm oPLORE THE WORLD
OF ...

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545394430

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 536

The epic city-eat-city adventure is now a major motion picture produced by Peter Jackson!

Predator s Gold Mortal Engines Book 2

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545394449

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 336

View: 668

Mortal Engines is now a major motion picture produced by Peter Jackson!

Infernal Devices Mortal Engines Book 3

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545394457

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 314

Mortal Engines is now a major motion picture produced by Peter Jackson!

A Darkling Plain Mortal Engines Book 4

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545394465

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 544

View: 799

Mortal Engines is now a major motion picture produced by Peter Jackson!

Mortal Engines

Will it be read by those who have the power to influence events?" -- Allen Guttmann, International Journal of the History of Sport 11 (1994): 516, 517 "Mortal Engines is a horror story.

Author: John M. Hoberman

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781930665378

Category: Medical

Page: 374

View: 991

In this reprint of a classic originally published in 1992, John Hoberman dissects the modern sports establishments of Europe and America and shows how a community of mutually dependent interest groups combine to promote continued scientific experiments despite futile efforts by Olympic authorities to enforce their sanctions on those who violate the ban on illicit drugs. Hoberman also reflects on the future of sport as we enter a new era of unprecedented developments in genetic engineering and hormonal manipulation, with important implications for the science of human performance. Great sport begins where good health ends. Bertolt Brecht. "John Hoberman has written another magisterial study of sport... [a] brilliantly crafted narrative." ..". I heartily recommend Hoberman's book to serious students and enthusiasts of sport alike. It is a highly readable book that treats some of the most salient and delicate problems that have plagued high-performance sport since its inception. It is, to put it quite simply, one of the most intelligent and perceptive analyses of elite sport that I have had the pleasure of reading." -- William J. Morgan, Journal of the Philosophy of Sport 19 (1992): 101, 106 "Two previous books by John Hoberman, Sport and Political Ideology (1984) and The Olympic Crisis (1986), demonstrated his mastery of the European -- and, to a lesser degree, the American -- literature relevant to the history of modern sports. This mastery has enabled him to probe deeply and insightfully into the instrumentalization of the human body in the service of sports performance." "Hoberman's splendidly researched and unusually thoughtful book should be an important contribution to the public debate of this issue. Will it be read by those who have the power to influence events?" -- Allen Guttmann, International Journal of the History of Sport 11 (1994): 516, 517 "Mortal Engines is a horror story. For almost 300 pages John Hoberman presents the reader with evidence that our view of sports and athletes and the attitude athletes have about themselves have become hopelessly and dangerously warped. The lure of money and the determination to establish national prestige have led trainers, scientists and doctors to endanger athletes. Sometimes the athletes have known what was going on, and sometimes they have simply swallowed what they were told was good for them and then kept their mouths shut.... "But the remarkable achievement of Mortal Engines is the extent to which it demonstrates that doped competitors are not so much freaks, cheats or unfortunate victims as they are the logical consequence of a dangerous and destructive set of assumptions which most of us make about our athletes." -- Bill Littlefield on Morning Edition, National Public Radio (NPR), July 27, 1992 "John Hoberman has written a continually fascinating, ingenious and well-narrated book about sport, athletes and the use of science in modern sport from its origins at the end of the nineteenth century. It is a book that should be read by anyone who is interested in sports and physiology or, as one might put it, physiopolitics." -- Mats Gellerfelt, Svenska Dagbladet [Stockholm], February 12, 1994

Mortal Engines Film Tie In

MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future, and is now released with a film tie-in cover.

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781407188959

Category: Cities and towns

Page: 336

View: 894

MORTAL ENGINES launched Philip Reeve's brilliantly-imagined creation, the world of the Traction Era, where mobile cities fight for survival in a post-apocalyptic future, and is now released with a film tie-in cover. The first installment introduces young apprentice Tom Natsworthy and the murderous Hester Shaw, flung from the fast-moving city of London into heart-stopping adventures in the wastelands of the Great Hunting Ground. "No 11-to-16-year-old should miss the superbly imagined debut novel from Philip Reeve" - The Times "This big, brave, brilliant book combines a thrilling adventure story with endless moral conundrums" - Guardian

The Illustrated World of Mortal Engines

This definitive companion guide includes detailed maps, fascinating character profiles, and stunning colour illustrations from incredible artists, including Ian McQue, David Wyatt, Aedel Fakhrie, Maxime Plasse, Rob Turpin, Philip Varbano ...

Author: Philip Reeve

Publisher: Scholastic UK

ISBN: 1407195077

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

View: 108

It was a dark, blustery afternoon in spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea. So begins Philip Reeve's Mortal Engines, the first book in his epic post-apocalyptic series of giant motorized cities on wheels. But how did the world end up like this? What led to the downfall of our civilization, and to the rise of the Traction Cities that roam the Great Hunting Ground to attack and devour each other? Now, for the first time, discover the untold future history of Traction. This lavishly illustrated book contains incredible tales of fearsome Zagwan warriors riding war-zebras into battle, daring air-traders flying the Bird-Roads in search of adventure, and the mysterious plague-ridden wasteland of the Dead Continent that was formerly known as 'North America'. This definitive companion guide includes detailed maps, fascinating character profiles, and stunning colour illustrations from incredible artists, including Ian McQue, David Wyatt, Aedel Fakhrie, Maxime Plasse, Rob Turpin, Philip Varbano and Amir Zand. MORTAL ENGINES is soon to be a major motion picture.

Imagining Children Otherwise

8 Subjectivity Unbound Escaping the ' Mortal Engines ' of the West DEREK
BUNYARD And , O you mortal engines , whose rude throats The immortal Jove's
dread clamours counterfeit , Farewell ! -OTHELLO , THE MOOR OF VENICE ...

Author: Michael O'Loughlin

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433110177

Category: Education

Page: 247

View: 563

This collection of articles is a sociolinguistic response to the recent explosion of scholarly interest in issues of identity. Identity is central to all human beings as we are all concerned with how to conceive of ourselves, present ourselves and comprehend our relationships with others. The book tackles the problem of how personal identity is made visible and intelligible to others through language, and how this may be constrained. Part One, Emblematic identities, focuses on the construction of self-definitions based on various forms of group identities, including national and ethnic ones. Part Two, Multicultural Identities, looks at negotiation of identities in multicultural contexts involving relations of power, drawing on examples from Europe and the Americas. Finally, Part Three, Emergent Identities, collects empirical studies based on a close reading of texts in which identities are being articulated and negotiated.

The Works of William Shakespeare

424 . mortal , deadly , murderous : This news is mortal to the queen , iii . ... 397 ;
you mortal engines , vii . ... 271 . mortal , " exceeding , very " ( Craven Dialect ) :
as all is mortal in nature , so is all nature in love mortal in folly ( “ abounding in
folly ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 1124

View: 779


Glossary

424 . mortal , deadly , murderous : This news is mortal to the queen , iii . 454 ; The
... 260 ; The mortal gate ( “ The gate that was made the scene of death , ”
JOHNSON ) of the city , vi . 170 ; you ... 397 ; you mortal engines , vii . 426 ;
Would be ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English drama

Page:

View: 348


The works of William Shakespeare0

424 . mortal , deadly , murderous : This news is mortal to the queen , iii . 454 ; The
mortal worm , v . ... 260 ; The mortal gate ( " The gate that was made the scene of
death , ” Johnson ) of the ... 397 ; you mortal engines , vii . 426 ; Would be even ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN:

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View: 570


The Words of William Shakespeare

424 . mortal , deadly , murderous : This news is mortal to the queen , iii . 454 ; The
mortal worm , v . ... 260 ; The mortal gate ( " The gate that was made the scene of
death , ” JOHNSON ) of the city ... 397 ; you mortal engines , vii . 426 ; Would be ...

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The Works of William Shakespeare Glossary

424 . mortal , deadly , murderous : This news is mortal to the queen , iii . 454 ; The
mortal worm , v . 160 ; the mortal fortune of the field , v . 260 ; The mortal gate ( “
The gate that was made the scene of death ... 397 ; you mortal engines , vii .

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 1124

View: 623


The Works of William Shakespeare A glossary to Shakespeare

424 . mortal , deadly , murderous : This news is mortal to the queen , iii . 454 ; The
mortal worm , v . ... 260 ; The mortal gate ( " The gate that was made the scene of
... 53 ; Their mortal natures , vii , 397 ; you mortal engines , vii . 426 ; Would be ...

Author: William Shakespeare

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Sport Professionalism and Pain

Sporting bodies Mortal engines This chapter will build on the understanding of
the importance of sports medicine as a distinctive cultural environment in which
the body can be managed , as was illuminated in Chapter 1 . In relation to
medicine ...

Author: P. David Howe

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415247306

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 115

Drawing upon cutting-edge research findings David Howe develops a new theory of the link between medicine, the body and culture and asks whether the athlete or the administrator has more control over the body of the sportsperson.

Something about the Author

Kirkus Reviews , October 15 , 2003 , review of Mortal Engines , p . 1275 ; August
15 , 2004 , review of Predator ' s Gold , p . 216 . Kliatt , November , 2003 , Paula
Rohrlick , review of Mortal Engines , p . 10 ; September , 2004 , Paula Rohrlick ...

Author: Lisa Kumar

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780787687946

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 207

View: 670

Covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.

Medicine Sport and the Body

20 Hoberman, Mortal Engines, pp. 80–3. 21 Anon., 'History of sports medicine in
the Netherlands', BJSM, 23:4 (1989), p. 219. 22 Hoberman, Mortal Engines, p. 78
. 23 See Whorton, “Athlete's Heart”, pp. 30–52. 24 The Times, 10 October 1867, ...

Author: Neil Carter

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1849666806

Category: History

Page: 304

View: 897

What role does sports medicine play in today's society? Is it solely about treating sports injuries? Should it only be concerned with elite sport? This book provides a history of the relationship between sport, medicine and health from the mid-19th century to today. It combines the sub-disciplines of the history of medicine and the history of sport to give a balanced analysis of the role of medicine in sport and how this has evolved over the past two centuries. In an age where sports medicine plays an increasingly prominent role in both elite and recreational sport, this book provides a timely and clear analysis of its rise and purpose.