The Star Rover

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044024055378
Release Date: 1915
Number of pages: 329
Author: Jack London
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The Star Rover

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ISBN: 9789635237647
Release Date: 2015-06-17
Number of pages: 207
Author: Jack London
Publisher: Booklassic

Download and read online The Star Rover in PDF and EPUB The great transmigration novel inspired by the experiences of an ex-prisoner's acount of coping with "the Jacket," a form of torture at San Quentin. London was a lifelong supporter of humane prison practices.


The Star Rover 1915 by

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ISBN: 1542777143
Release Date: 2017-01-26
Number of pages: 162
Author: Jack London
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Download and read online The Star Rover 1915 by in PDF and EPUB The Star Rover is a novel by American writer Jack London published in 1915 (published in the United Kingdom as The Jacket). It is a story of reincarnation.Plot summary:A framing story is told in the first person by Darrell Standing, a university professor serving life imprisonment in San Quentin State Prison for murder. Prison officials try to break his spirit by means of a torture device called "the jacket," a canvas jacket which can be tightly laced so as to compress the whole body, inducing angina. Standing discovers how to withstand the torture by entering a kind of trance state, in which he walks among the stars and experiences portions of past lives.I trod interstellar space, exalted by the knowledge that I was bound on vast adventure, where, at the end, I would find all the cosmic formulae and have made clear to me the ultimate secret of the universe. In my hand I carried a long glass wand. It was borne in upon me that with the tip of this wand I must touch each star in passing. And I knew, in all absoluteness, that did I but miss one star I should be precipitated into some unplummeted abyss of unthinkable and eternal punishment and guilt.Background:The accounts of these past lives form the body of the work. They are a series of powerfully written, but disconnected and unresolved, vignettes set in different ages and cultures. The writing is uneven, sometimes sinking to the level of purple prose. According to Kevin Starr, London planned a historical novel about the American West and used some of this material in The Star Rover.The jacket was actually used at San Quentin at the time; Jack London's descriptions of it were based on interviews with a former convict named Ed Morrell, which London used as a name for a character in the novel. For his role in the Sontag and Evans gang which robbed the Southern Pacific Railroad in the 1890s, Morrell spent fourteen years in California prisons (1894-1908), five of them in solitary confinement. London championed his pardon. After his release, Morrell was a frequent guest at London's Beauty Ranch...John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney,January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916)was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist.John Griffith "Jack" London (born John Griffith Chaney,January 12, 1876 - November 22, 1916)was an American novelist, journalist, and social activist. A pioneer in the then-burgeoning world of commercial magazine fiction, he was one of the first fiction writers to obtain worldwide celebrity and a large fortune from his fiction alone, including science fiction.Some of his most famous works include The Call of the Wild and White Fang, both set in the Klondike Gold Rush, as well as the short stories "To Build a Fire", "An Odyssey of the North", and "Love of Life". He also wrote of the South Pacific in such stories as "The Pearls of Parlay" and "The Heathen", and of the San Francisco Bay area in The Sea Wolf.London was part of the radical literary group "The Crowd" in San Francisco and a passionate advocate of unionization, socialism, and the rights of workers. He wrote several powerful works dealing with these topics, such as his dystopian novel The Iron Heel, his non-fiction expos� The People of the Abyss, and The War of the Classes.


The Star Rover

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Release Date: 2008-10-10
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Author: Jack London
Publisher: Best Classic Books

Download and read online The Star Rover in PDF and EPUB The great transmigration novel inspired by the experiences of an ex-prisoner's acount of coping with "the Jacket," a form of torture at San Quentin. London was a lifelong supporter of humane prison practices.


Jack London

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ISBN: 1846770130
Release Date: 2005-11
Number of pages: 344
Author: Jack London
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Download and read online Jack London in PDF and EPUB Renowned as a writer of classic adventure stories such as The Call of the Wild and White Fang, Jack London also had a parallel career as a writer of science fiction and fantasy. In Leonaur's three volume, The Collected Science Fiction & Fantasy of Jack London, his SF and fantasy novels and shorter works are brought together for the first time. Darrell Standing is a university professor and convicted murderer. He's also The Star Rover. During long spells in solitary confinement, his body immobilised by a canvas jacket that prevents all movement, he develops a technique that allows his non-corporeal self to wander through time and home in on lives that were his before he was Darrell Standing. His adventures - engaging, vivid and exciting - offer an eye-witness perspective on a past that might have been. This volume also includes three entertaining shorter works that show Jack London as a more than worthy contemporary of H. G. Wells.


The Jacket the Star Rover

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ISBN: 1545063206
Release Date: 2017-03-31
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Author: Jack London
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Download and read online The Jacket the Star Rover in PDF and EPUB The Star Rover is a novel by American writer Jack London published in 1915 (published in the United Kingdom as The Jacket). It is a story of reincarnation and lucid dream states. A framing story is told in the first person by Darrell Standing, a university professor serving life imprisonment in San Quentin State Prison for murder. Prison officials try to break his spirit by means of a torture device called -the jacket, - a canvas jacket which can be tightly laced so as to compress the whole body, inducing angina. Standing discovers how to withstand the torture by entering a kind of trance state, in which he walks among the stars and experiences portions of past lives. I trod interstellar space, exalted by the knowledge that I was bound on vast adventure, where, at the end, I would find all the cosmic formulae and have made clear to me the ultimate secret of the universe. In my hand I carried a long glass wand. It was borne in upon me that with the tip of this wand I must touch each star in passing. And I knew, in all absoluteness, that did I but miss one star I should be precipitated into some unplummeted abyss of unthinkable and eternal punishment and guilt. The jacket was actually used at San Quentin at the time; Jack London's descriptions of it were based on interviews with a former convict named Ed Morrell, which London used as a name for a character in the novel. For his role in the Sontag and Evans gang which robbed the Southern Pacific Railroad in the 1890s, Morrell spent fourteen years in California prisons (1894-1908), five of them in solitary confinement. London championed his pardon. After his release, Morrell was a frequent guest at London's Beauty Ranch.


The Star Rover

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Release Date: 2011-06-15
Number of pages: 26
Author: Jack London
Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.

Download and read online The Star Rover in PDF and EPUB A convict, about to be executed, recalls all his lifetimes through the ages, and reflects on what his nextlife will be about.


The Jacket Star Rover

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ISBN: 0554265966
Release Date: 2008-08
Number of pages: 300
Author: Jack London
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC

Download and read online The Jacket Star Rover in PDF and EPUB All my life I have had an awareness of other times and places. I have been aware of other persons in me.-Oh and trust me so have you my reader that is to be. Read back into your childhood and this sense of awareness I speak of will be remembered as an experience of your childhood. (Excerpt)


The Star Rover and Daniel Foss s Oar

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ISBN: OCLC:38923698
Release Date: 1950
Number of pages: 4
Author: Charles Robinson Toothaker
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Before Adam

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ISBN: 9781421805580
Release Date: 2004-10-01
Number of pages: 148
Author: Jack London
Publisher: 1st World Publishing

Download and read online Before Adam in PDF and EPUB Pictures! Pictures! Pictures! Often, before I learned, did I wonder whence came the multitudes of pictures that thronged my dreams; for they were pictures the like of which I had never seen in real wake-a-day life. They tormented my childhood, making of my dreams a procession of nightmares and a little later convincing me that I was different from my kind, a creature unnatural and accursed. In my days only did I attain any measure of happiness. My nights marked the reign of fear - and such fear! I make bold to state that no man of all the men who walk the earth with me ever suffer fear of like kind and degree. For my fear is the fear of long ago, the fear that was rampant in the Younger World, and in the youth of the Younger World. In short, the fear that reigned supreme in that period known as the Mid-Pleistocene.


Race to Incarcerate

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ISBN: 9781595585417
Release Date: 2013-04-02
Number of pages: 128
Author: Marc Mauer
Publisher: New Press, The

Download and read online Race to Incarcerate in PDF and EPUB "Do not underestimate the power of the book you are holding in your hands." —Michelle Alexander More than 2 million people are now imprisoned in the United States, producing the highest rate of incarceration in the world. How did this happen? As the director of The Sentencing Project, Marc Mauer has long been one of the country’s foremost experts on sentencing policy, race, and the criminal justice system. His book Race to Incarcerate has become the essential text for understanding the exponential growth of the U.S. prison system; Michelle Alexander, author of the bestselling The New Jim Crow, calls it "utterly indispensable." Now, Sabrina Jones, a member of the World War 3 Illustrated collective and an acclaimed author of politically engaged comics, has collaborated with Mauer to adapt and update the original book into a vivid and compelling comics narrative. Jones's dramatic artwork adds passion and compassion to the complex story of the penal system’s shift from rehabilitation to punishment and the ensuing four decades of prison expansion, its interplay with the devastating "War on Drugs," and its corrosive effect on generations of Americans. With a preface by Mauer and a foreword by Alexander, Race to Incarcerate: A Graphic Retelling presents a compelling argument about mass incarceration’s tragic impact on communities of color—if current trends continue, one of every three black males and one of every six Latino males born today can expect to do time in prison. The race to incarcerate is not only a failed social policy, but also one that prevents a just, diverse society from flourishing.


Inconstant Star

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ISBN: 0671720317
Release Date: 1991-01-01
Number of pages: 314
Author: Poul Anderson
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Thea Stilton and the Star Castaways

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ISBN: 9780545227742
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 156
Author: Thea Stilton
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

Download and read online Thea Stilton and the Star Castaways in PDF and EPUB The Thea Sisters are in for a great adventure when they are invited by a professor at Mouseford Academy on a trip to the Moon.


Seeing Like a Rover

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ISBN: 9780226156019
Release Date: 2015-04-22
Number of pages: 304
Author: Janet Vertesi
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Download and read online Seeing Like a Rover in PDF and EPUB In the years since the Mars Exploration Rover Spirit and Opportunity first began transmitting images from the surface of Mars, we have become familiar with the harsh, rocky, rusty-red Martian landscape. But those images are much less straightforward than they may seem to a layperson: each one is the result of a complicated set of decisions and processes involving the large team behind the Rovers. With Seeing Like a Rover, Janet Vertesi takes us behind the scenes to reveal the work that goes into creating our knowledge of Mars. Every photograph that the Rovers take, she shows, must be processed, manipulated, and interpreted—and all that comes after team members negotiate with each other about what they should even be taking photographs of in the first place. Vertesi’s account of the inspiringly successful Rover project reveals science in action, a world where digital processing uncovers scientific truths, where images are used to craft consensus, and where team members develop an uncanny intimacy with the sensory apparatus of a robot that is millions of miles away. Ultimately, Vertesi shows, every image taken by the Mars Rovers is not merely a picture of Mars—it’s a portrait of the whole Rover team, as well.


The Secret of Rover

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ISBN: 9781613120910
Release Date: 2015-08-11
Number of pages: 368
Author: Rachel Wildavsky
Publisher: Abrams

Download and read online The Secret of Rover in PDF and EPUB The Secret of Rover follows the clever and resourceful twins Katie and David as they race across country in their attempt to outwit an international team of insurgents who hold their parents and baby sister captive in a foreign land. Held hostage because they invented a spy technology called Rover that can locate anyone in the world, Katie and David’s parents are in grave danger. Now, it’s up to Katie and David to rescue them. But first they must find their reclusive uncle, whom they have never met—the only person they know who can help them. This page-turning story from a debut author with insider knowledge of Washington is fun, suspenseful, and convincingly real. Praise for The Secret of Rover *STARRED REVIEW* “David and Katie’s relationship is realistically and amusingly portrayed in all its sibling rivalry and friendship. Fun, intelligent, political page-turner.” –School Library Journal, starred review “One of the drawbacks of young-adult fiction these days is that compelling stories, well told, so often include both expletives and depictions of dark unpleasantness that many parents would rather their teenagers not encounter. Rachel Wildavsky's The Secret of Rover offers a considerably gentler degree of tension for children. Somehow, even as the action heads toward its big conclusion, it all happens without expletives.” –Wall Street Journal “As if a road trip without any money isn't exciting enough, escape from demented villains ups the ante in this survival tale with international-spy overtones. Sort of a 24 for middle-grade readers. Fans of spy stories and political intrigue will find plenty to appreciate here…” –Kirkus Reviews “Kids making the transition from series mysteries to more sophisticated thrillers will do well by this suspenseful and age-appropriate drama.” –Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books “Let’s hope that the sequel won’t be so long in appearing, because children need more first class books to read.” –The Washington Examiner “Wildavsky spins a yarn that’s tight and compelling, balancing high-stakes jeopardy (escaping kidnappers in a high-speed car chase) with more basic, earthy troubles (what to eat and where to go to the bathroom). Carefully placed bread crumbs will satisfy young mystery enthusiasts, while the sweet, detailed portrait of a tightly knit family will widen this title’s appeal.” –Booklist