Second Foundation

The third novel in Isaac Asimov’s classic science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation series The Foundation lies in ruins—destroyed by a mutant mind bent on humanity’s annihilation.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN: 0553900366

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The third novel in Isaac Asimov’s classic science-fiction masterpiece, the Foundation series The Foundation lies in ruins—destroyed by a mutant mind bent on humanity’s annihilation. But it’s rumored that there’s a Second Foundation hidden somewhere at the end of the Galaxy, established as insurance to preserve the knowledge of mankind. Now a desperate race has begun between the survivors of the First Foundation and an alien entity to find this last flicker of humanity’s shining past—and future hope. Yet the key to it all might be a fourteen-year-old girl burdened with a terrible secret. Is she the Foundation’s savior—or its deadliest enemy? Unforgettable, thought-provoking, and riveting, Second Foundation is a stunning novel of adventure and ideas writ huge across the Galaxy—a powerful tale of humankind’s struggle to preserve the fragile light of wisdom against the threat of its own dark barbarism.

An Asimov Companion

Characters, Places and Terms in the Robot/Empire/Foundation Metaseries
Donald E. Palumbo ... QJ SE1 S12/SM2 SM2 S12 S1 2 S2G 1st Foundation
parallel plot 2nd Foundation parallel plot Part I Part II Part III Part IV Part I Part II
Part III Part ...

Author: Donald E. Palumbo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786498234

Category: Literary Criticism

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A prolific author, Isaac Asimov is most admired for his science fiction, including his collection of short stories I, Robot and his Robot, Empire and Foundation series novels. While each of these narratives takes place in a different fictional universe, Asimov asserted at the end of his career that he had, with his last Robot and Foundation novels, unified them into one coherent metaseries. This reference work identifies and describes all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov's metaseries. Mimicking the style of The Encyclopedia Galactica, the fictional compendium of all human knowledge that features prominently in the Foundation series, this encyclopedia is an invaluable companion to Asimov's science fiction oeuvre.

Cumulative List of Organizations Described in Section 170 c of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986

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Foundation , Chicago , II . Second Generation Productions Inc. , New York , N. Y.
The Second Mile , State College , Pa . Second Source Alliance , Until December
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Second Thursday Athletic Club , Phoenix , Az . Second Mile International Inc. ,
Until cer 1996 , Second Time Around Catch A. Star Foundation , Until Grayson ,
Ky February 1997 , Chicago , II . Second Mile Ministries , Kansas City , Mo.
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Foundation and Chaos

The Foundation Saga Continues Read Gregory Benford's Foundation's Fear, the first novel in this bold new series and Secret Foundation, the concluding volume from David Brin.

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061794957

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Isaac Asimov's renowned Foundation Trilogy pioneered many of the familiar themes of modern science fiction and shaped many of its best writers. With the permission and blessing of the Asimov estate, the epic saga left unfinished by the Grand Master himself now continues with this second masterful volume. With Hari Seldon on trial for treason, the Galactic Empire's long-anticipated migration to Star's End is about to begin. But the mission's brilliant robot leader, R. Daneel Olivaw, has discovered a potential enemy far deadlier--and closer--than he ever imagined. One of his own kind. A freak accident erases the basic commandments in humaniform robot Lodovik Trema's positronic brain. Now Lodovic's service to humankind is no longer bound by destiny, but by will. To ensure his loyalty, Daneel has Lodovic secretly reprogrammed. But can he be trusted? Now, other robots are beginning to question their mission--and Daneel's strategy. And stirrings of rebellion, too, are infecting their human counterparts. Among them is a young woman with awesome psychic abilities, a reluctant leader with the power to join man and robot in a quest for common freedom.or mutual destruction. The Foundation Saga Continues Read Gregory Benford's Foundation's Fear, the first novel in this bold new series and Secret Foundation, the concluding volume from David Brin.

Collected Shorter Fiction Volume II

CHINUAACHEBE The African Trilogy Things Fall Apart AESCHYLUS The
Oresteia ISABEL ALLENDE The House of the Spirits MARTIN AMIS London
Fields THE ARABIAN NIGHTS ISAAC ASIMOV Foundation Foundation and
Empire Second ...

Author: Leo Tolstoy

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0307819914

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

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Ranging in scope from lengthy novellas to fables and folktales only a few pages long, Leo Tolstoy’s short fiction provides a marvelous opportunity to become closely acquainted with Russia’s great novelist. Volume 2 of the Collected Shorter Fiction reveals how Tolstoy’s growing spiritual preoccupations flowered into a series of extraordinary late masterpieces that equal anything in the earlier novels for intensity and power. Readers of The Death of Iván Ilých, The Kreutzer Sonata, Father Sergius, Master and Man, and Hadji Murád will recognize the brilliant novelist now transfigured by his passionate quest for salvation and forgiveness. Aylmer and Louise Maude’s classic translations are supplemented by new translations by Nigel J. Cooper of six stories, including two that have never before appeared in English.

Masterpieces of Irish Crochet Lace

... cord foundation on the second loop of chain ; make 2 more plain on the corner
loop, then over the cord foundation and ... three times: II plain over the cord
foundation only and I plain over the cord foundation on the 4th plain stitch of the
ring; ...

Author: Thérèse de Dillmont

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 048616344X

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 64

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Crocheters at every level of expertise will appreciate these versatile patterns and their complete instructions for 30 motifs, 12 intricate grounds, and a variety of traditional footings and borders. 100 photos.


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CA Annual Report 1972. 20 11 6 5 31 Guatemala July 3-7 , 1972 Technical
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The Foundation, established after the Old Empire gives way to barbarism, fights against a mutant strain called the Mule and tries to get rid of the Second Foundation after learning it will inherit a future Empire.

Author: Isaac Asimov

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0307593967

Category: Fiction

Page: 605

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The Foundation, established after the Old Empire gives way to barbarism, fights against a mutant strain called the Mule and tries to get rid of the Second Foundation after learning it will inherit a future Empire.

CliffsNotes on Asimov s Foundation Trilogy Other Works

In a sense, the Foundation trilogy should not be considered a trilogy at all, for it is
composed of nine different stories published ... Part II "The Encyclopedists"
Approximately 50 F.E. Lewis Pirenne, the director of the Foundation's
Encyclopedia ...

Author: L. David Allen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544179706

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 52

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background—all to help you gain greater insight into great works you're bound to study for school or pleasure. In CliffsNotes on Asimov's Foundation Trilogy and Other Works, you explore the American author's original three Foundation books, the three Empire novels, The End of Eternity, and The Gods Themselves. The Foundation Trilogy, written between 1951–53 is celebrated science fiction writer Isaac Asimov's most famous work. In the three-book series, he portrays the ruin and rebirth of a futuristic interstellar empire. In this study guide, you'll find Life and Background on the Author, Introduction to Asimov's Science Fiction, and Critical Commentaries on Foundation, Foundation and Empire, and Second Foundation, plus a look inside the following other titles by this prolific writer: Pebble in the Sky The Stars, Like Dust The Currents of Space The End of Eternity The Gods Themselves Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Reports from Commissioners

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purpose it possesses the right of instituting 2. Functions of the grand lodge .
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Crochet Your Way

Two-Color Basketweave Blocks Multiple of 16+9 plus 1 for tum Special
abbreviation FPdc (front post double crochet): Yo ... 2 Since the FPdc stitch is
worked into the row below, the first foundation row provides a smooth edge and
the second ...

Author: Gloria Tracy

Publisher: Taunton Press

ISBN: 1561583103

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 218

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Provides instructions for completing more than forty crochet projects, including hats, afghans, sweaters, and other items.

Crocheting For Dummies

For example, to make a foundation double crochet (abbreviated fdc), begin with
three chains and yarn over the hook before ... foundation. single. crochet. Follow
these stepsto createyour first foundation single crochet: 1. Begin with 2 chain ...

Author: Susan Brittain

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470650394

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 408

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An updated classic covering the latest techniques and trends in crocheting Are you hooked on the art of crochet? Looking for a fun new hobby that you can take with you virtually anywhere? Crocheting For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you easy-to-understand instructions on how to choose the right tools, create basic stitches, and finish off your work to make beautiful pieces of art. From learning to create consistency with gauge swatch to decoding crochet patterns, symbols, and diagrams, this easy-to-follow guide is all you need to start creating beautiful designs in no time! This revised edition contains completely new content, including fresh new patterns, stitches, and techniques reflecting crocheting styles from around the world. Plus, it's packed with new and refreshed photos and line art throughout, along with step-by-step instructions that will easily guide you from your first stitch to your first sweater. A new section covering common crocheting mistakes and how to correct them Crocheting with eco-awareness: using organic yarns, as well as free trade and sustainably sourced fibers The best resources for purchasing supplies, as well as choosing and buying patterns Whether you're a first-time crocheter or looking to expand your skills, Crocheting For Dummies, 2nd Edition gives you the skills, techniques, and confidence to crochet like a pro.

Foundations of Genetic Algorithms 1993 FOGA 2

Introduction The second workshop on Foundations of Genetic Algorithms (FOGA)
was held July 26-29, 1992 in Vail, Colorado. Like the first FOGA workshop held in
1990 (Rawlins, 1991), the purpose of this workshop is to create a forum for ...

Author: FOGA

Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann

ISBN: 0080948324

Category: Mathematics

Page: 322

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Foundations of Genetic Algorithms, Volume 2 provides insight of theoretical work in genetic algorithms. This book provides a general understanding of a canonical genetic algorithm. Organized into six parts encompassing 19 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of genetic algorithms in the broader adaptive systems context. This text then reviews some results in mathematical genetics that use probability distributions to characterize the effects of recombination on multiple loci in the absence of selection. Other chapters examine the static building block hypothesis (SBBH), which is the underlying assumption used to define deception. This book discusses as well the effect of noise on the quality of convergence of genetic algorithms. The final chapter deals with the primary goal in machine learning and artificial intelligence, which is to dynamically and automatically decompose problems into simpler problems to facilitate their solution. This book is a valuable resource for theorists and genetic algorithm researchers.

Phoenix Assurance and the Development of British Insurance Volume 2 The Era of the Insurance Giants 1870 1984

The general statistical excellence of the record for 1782–1870 derived from the
huge double - entry ledgers , which Phoenix kept as best - practice accounting
from its first day of business . From 1908 , and the ' second foundation ' of
Phoenix ...

Author: Clive Trebilcock

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521254151

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1088

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The history of Phoenix Assurance, one of Britain's oldest insurance offices, between 1870 and 1984.

Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager Part 2 CIPT2 Foundation Learning Guide

The 320 bits are sent 50 times per second based on the 20ms rate (1 millisecond
is 1/1000 of a second, and 20/1000 = .02). So: .02 * 50 = 1 second 320 bits * 50 =
16,000 bits/sec, or 16 kbps Note This calculation does not take Layer 2 ...

Author: Chris Olsen

Publisher: Cisco Press

ISBN: 013231214X

Category: Computers

Page: 448

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Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 2 (CIPT2), Second Edition is a Cisco®-authorized, self-paced learning tool for CCNP Voice® foundation learning. This book provides you with the knowledge needed to install and configure a Cisco Unified Communications Manager solution in a multisite environment. By reading this book, you will gain a thorough understanding of how to apply a dial plan for a multisite environment, configure survivability for remote sites during WAN failure, and implement solutions to reduce bandwidth requirements in the IP WAN. This book focuses on Cisco Unified Communications Manager (CUCM) Release 8.x, the call routing and signaling component for the Cisco Unified Communications solution. The book has been fully updated and includes new coverage of topics such as Service Advertisement Framework (SAF), and Call Control Discovery (CCD). Whether you are preparing for CCNP Voice certification or simply want to gain a better understanding of deploying Cisco Unified Communications Manager in a multisite environment, you will benefit from the foundation information presented in this book. Implementing Cisco Unified Communications Manager, Part 2 (CIPT2), Second Edition, is part of a recommended learning path from Cisco that includes simulation and hands-on training from authorized Cisco Learning Partners and self-study products from Cisco Press. To find out more about instructor-led training, e-learning, and hands-on instruction offered by authorized Cisco Learning Partners worldwide, please visit Chris Olsen , CCVP, and CCNP, along with numerous other Cisco voice specializations, Microsoft, VMware, and Novell certifications, has been an independent IT and telephony consultant, author, and technical editor for more than 15 years. He has been a technical trainer for more than 19 years and has taught more than 60 different courses in Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, and Novell. For the last seven years he has specialized in Cisco, and recently Microsoft Unified Communications along with VMware virtualization and Cisco data center technologies. He has done a wide array of IT and telephony consulting for many different companies. · Identify multisite issues and deployment solutions · Implement multisite connections · Apply dial plans for multisite deployments · Examine remote site redundancy options · Implement Survivable Remote Site Telephony (SRST) and Media Gateway Control Protocol (MGCP) Fallback · Implement CUCM Express in SRST mode · Implement bandwidth management and call admission control (CAC) · Configure device and extension mobility · Apply Service Advertisement Framework (SAF) and Call Control Discovery (CCD) This volume is in the Foundation Learning Guide Series offered by Cisco Press ® . These guides are developed together with Cisco as the only authorized, self-paced learning tools that help networking professionals build their understanding of networking concepts and prepare for Cisco certification exams.

Honey for a Teen s Heart

Using Books to Communicate with Teens Gladys Hunt, Barbara Hampton. Scarlet
Pimpernel, The, 135 Screwtape Letters, The, 225 , 237-38 Second Bend in the
River, The, 2 1 1 Second Foundation, 243 Secret Garden, The, 1 1 Sentries, The,

Author: Gladys Hunt

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310872650

Category: Religion

Page: 304

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Help Your Teen Catch the Lifelong Reading Bug.Honey for a Teen’s Heart spells out how good books can help you and your teenager communicate heart-to-heart about ideas, values, and the various issues of a Christian worldview. Sharing the adventure of a book lets both of you know the same people, see the same sights, face the same choices, and feel the same emotions. Life spills out of books--giving you plenty to talk about! But Honey for a Teen’s Heart will do more than strengthen the bonds between you and your son or daughter. You’ll also learn how to help your teen catch the reading habit and become a lover of good books. Gladys Hunt’s insights on how to read a book, what to look for in a book, and how to question what you read will challenge you and your teenager alike. It’s training for life! And it’s fabulous preparation for teens entering college. Including an annotated list of over four hundred books, Honey for a Teen’s Heart gives you expert guidance on the very best books for teens.

The Scope of Tolerance

Democracy has still a lot to learn with regard to the appropriate ways to counter
people who exploit the foundations of democracy in order to destroy it. I hope this
book will ... 2 The second foundation promotes respecting others. A person who ...

Author: Raphael Cohen-Almagor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134247354

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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One of the dangers in any political system is that the principles that underlie and characterize it may, through their application, bring about its destruction. Liberal democracy is no exception. Moreover, because democracy is relatively a young phenomenon, it lacks experience in dealing with pitfalls involved in the working of the system - the ‘catch’ of democracy. This is an interdisciplinary study concerned with the limits of tolerance, this ‘democratic catch’, and the costs of freedom of expression. Rights are costly, and someone must pay for them. We can and should ask about the justification for bearing the costs, weighing them against the harms inflicted upon society as a result of a wide scope of tolerance. While recognizing that we have the need to express ourselves, we should also inquire about the justifications for tolerating the damaging speech and whether these are weighty enough. This book combines theory and practice, examining issues of contention from philosophical, legal and media perspectives and covers such issues as: media invasion into one’s privacy offensive speech incitement hate speech holocaust denial media coverage of terrorism. This book is essential reading for anyone who has research interests in political theory, extremism, and free speech.

A Dictionary of the Bible Comprising Its Antiquities Biography Geography and Natural History

It is only incidentally mentioned in the life of David in connection with his
embassy to the Ammonite king (2 Sam. x. 5). And the solemn manner in which its
second foundation under Hiel the Bcthelite is recorded (1 K. xvi. 34) would
certainly ...

Author: Sir William Smith



Category: Bible

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Salisbury Norwich and Oxford

FOUNDATION OF THE SEE . ... This second foundation lasted till 1545 , when
the charter was surrendered by the dean and canons to the king , who dismissed
them ... 19 Chalmers ' s History of the Colleges , Halls , & c . of Oxford , vol . ii . p .

Author: John Britton



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