The Swarm

The Swarm
Author : Frank Schatzing
Publisher : Harper Collins
Total Pages : 912
Release : 2009-03-17
ISBN 10 : 9780061803956
ISBN 13 : 0061803952
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swarm Book Description:

Whales begin sinking ships. Toxic, eyeless crabs poison Long Island's water supply. The North Sea shelf collapses, killing thousands in Europe. Around the world, countries are beginning to feel the effects of the ocean's revenge as the seas and their inhabitants begin a violent revolution against mankind. At stake is the survival of the Earth's fragile ecology—and ultimately, the survival of the human race itself. The apocalyptic catastrophes of The Day After Tomorrow meet the watery menace of The Abyss in this gripping, scientifically realistic, and utterly imaginative thriller.

In the Swarm

In the Swarm
Author : Byung-Chul Han
Publisher : MIT Press
Total Pages : 85
Release : 2017-04-07
ISBN 10 : 9780262533362
ISBN 13 : 0262533367
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In the Swarm Book Description:

A prominent German thinker argues that—contrary to “Twitter Revolution” cheerleading—digital communication is destroying political discourse and political action. The shitstorm represents an authentic phenomenon of digital communication. —from In the Swarm Digital communication and social media have taken over our lives. In this contrarian reflection on digitized life, Byung-Chul Han counters the cheerleaders for Twitter revolutions and Facebook activism by arguing that digital communication is in fact responsible for the disintegration of community and public space and is slowly eroding any possibility for real political action and meaningful political discourse. In the predigital, analog era, by the time an angry letter to the editor had been composed, mailed, and received, the immediate agitation had passed. Today, digital communication enables instantaneous, impulsive reaction, meant to express and stir up outrage on the spot. “The shitstorm,” writes Han, ”represents an authentic phenomenon of digital communication.” Meanwhile, the public, the senders and receivers of these communications have become a digital swarm—not a mass, or a crowd, or Negri and Hardt's antiquated notion of a “multitude,” but a set of isolated individuals incapable of forming a “we,” incapable of calling dominant power relations into question, incapable of formulating a future because of an obsession with the present. The digital swarm is a fragmented entity that can focus on individual persons only in order to make them an object of scandal. Han, one of the most widely read philosophers in Europe today, describes a society in which information has overrun thought, in which the same algorithms are employed by Facebook, the stock market, and the intelligence services. Democracy is under threat because digital communication has made freedom and control indistinguishable. Big Brother has been succeeded by Big Data.

The Night of the Swarm

The Night of the Swarm
Author : Robert V.S. Redick
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 560
Release : 2012-10-25
ISBN 10 : 9780575097803
ISBN 13 : 0575097809
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Night of the Swarm Book Description:

As it reaches its thunderous conclusion. Robert V.S. Redick's stunning and original fantasy series combines the invention of Scott Lynch with the power of Philip Pullman. The mighty centuries-old ship, Chathrand is long gone ... At the centre of an enchanted forest stands a clearing. Above it looms a ruined fragment of a vast tower. At its base, a group of friends. Exhausted, terrified. They stand around the body of a sorcerer, Arunis. They have slain this foe, but not before he unleashed the Swarm of Night, an ever-growing cloud of annihilation that is even now spreading across the world of Alifros. Arunis summoned the Swarm using the Nilstone, an artifact from the land of the dead. And only the Nilstone has the power to banish the Swarm again. But to do this the friends, Pazel, Thasha, Neeps and the mage Ramachni, must pass through a deadly, war-torn world, by land and sea, to the very maw of death's kingdom. Only there, far from any hope of rescue, can the Nilstone be cast away. But the Nilstone is no longer a secret. The sorceress Macadra is searching for the travellers. And while they have only each other to rely on, Macadra has an empire at her command.

The Swarm

The Swarm
Author : Arthur Herzog
Publisher : Arthur Herzog III
Total Pages : 257
Release : 2002-10
ISBN 10 : 9780595253418
ISBN 13 : 0595253415
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swarm Book Description:

Killer bees from Africa attack the US.

Star Wars Dark Nest III The Swarm War

Star Wars  Dark Nest III  The Swarm War
Author : Troy Denning
Publisher : Random House
Total Pages : 384
Release : 2012-10-31
ISBN 10 : 9781448164288
ISBN 13 : 1448164281
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Star Wars Dark Nest III The Swarm War Book Description:

The third and last book in the all-new trilogy that will bridge the events of the hugely popular New Jedi Order series, which has sold four million copies to date, and our upcoming 9-book epic Star Wars series to be published in 2006-2008. With the Jedi Order splintered by conflicts of conscience, and a war erupting between the Killiks and Chiss that could spread across the entire galaxy, Luke Skywalker takes charge. His bold plan will play all sides against each other and carry those closest to him deep into hostile territory. It is also the only thing standing between the galaxy and the eternal war that his nephew, Jacen, has foreseen in visions. For the Jedi to succeed, they must step beyond the reach of any galactic government and undermine the war-making capabilities of all sides -- and Luke Skywalker must assume his fated role as true master of the Jedi Order.

The Swarm

The Swarm
Author : Orson Scott Card
Publisher : Tor Science Fiction
Total Pages : 528
Release : 2018-01-30
ISBN 10 : 076537563X
ISBN 13 : 9780765375636
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swarm Book Description:

Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return to their Ender's Game prequel series with this first volume of an all-new trilogy about the Second Formic War in The Swarm. The first invasion of Earth was beaten back by a coalition of corporate and international military forces, and the Chinese army. China has been devastated by the Formic's initial efforts to eradicate Earth life forms and prepare the ground for their own settlement. The Scouring of China struck fear into the other nations of the planet; that fear blossomed into drastic action when scientists determined that the single ship that wreaked such damage was merely a scout ship. There is a mothership out beyond the Solar System's Kuiper Belt, and it's heading into the system, unstoppable by any weapons that Earth can muster. Earth has been reorganized for defense. There is now a Hegemon, a planetary official responsible for keeping all the formerly warring nations in line. There's a Polemarch, responsible for organizing all the military forces of the planet into the new International Fleet. But there is an enemy within, an enemy as old as human warfare: ambition and politics. Greed and self-interest. Will Bingwen, Mazer Rackam, Victor Delgado and Lem Juke be able to divert those very human enemies in time to create a weapon that can effectively defend humanity in the inexorable Second Formic War? The Second Formic War #1 The Swarm

The Swarm A Novel of the Deep

The Swarm  A Novel of the Deep
Author : Frank Schätzing
Publisher : Hachette UK
Total Pages : 896
Release : 2012-03-01
ISBN 10 : 9781444717693
ISBN 13 : 1444717693
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swarm A Novel of the Deep Book Description:

Frank Schätzing's amazing novel is a publishing phenomenon with translation rights sold around the world, drawing rave reviews for both pulsating suspense and great scientific knowledge. The world begins to suffer an escalating and sensational series of natural disasters, and two marine biologists begin to develop a theory that the cause lies in the oceans, where an entity know as the Yrr has developed a massive network of single-cell organisms. It is wreaking havoc in order to prevent humankind from destroying the earth's ecological balance forever. The Americans, under the ruthless General Judith Lee, take a more pragmatic approach than the scientists, seeking to wipe out the being of the deep. The scene is set for a massive confrontation...

The Swarm

The Swarm
Author : Orson Scott;aaron Johnston Card
Publisher : Turtleback Books
Total Pages : 528
Release : 2018-01-30
ISBN 10 : 0606408290
ISBN 13 : 9780606408295
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Swarm Book Description:

New York Times bestselling authors Orson Scott Card and Aaron Johnston return with an all-new prequel trilogy to Ender's Game. A coalition of corporate and international military forces beat back the first invasion of Earth, in the First Formic War.

Into the Swarm

Into the Swarm
Author : Chris Yeoman
Publisher :
Total Pages : 15
Release : 2017-06-08
ISBN 10 : 1781556156
ISBN 13 : 9781781556153
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into the Swarm Book Description:

Into the Swarm: Stories of RAF Fighter Pilots in the Second World War is a collaborative work by Christopher Yeoman (Rise Against Eagles) and Tor Idar Larsen (Viking Spitfire) which tells the sobering and heroic stories of RAF fighters pilots in the most ferocious air battles of the war. Accompanying gripping and detailed stories of aerial combat are previously unpublished photographs and letter extracts which adds to the rich content provided by these enthusiastic authors whose passion for the subject matter is evidently apparent within each chapter. A fine tribute to the gallant aviators who took to the air in hostile skies, this book tells of courage and sacrifice in France, to daring and determination, to gain air supremacy over the Luftwaffe in the Battle of Britain and Malta. This work also provides a wider story of RAF pilots of the Second World War, from those early battles in 1940 all the way up to a few days before VE-Day. These stories offer a broad and versatile insight into the life of fighter pilots from many countries, from different cultures but with a common determination of fighting Nazi Germany over Europe's aerial arenas.

The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts Centennial Edition

The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts  Centennial Edition
Author : Margaret A. Edwards
Publisher : American Library Association
Total Pages : 206
Release : 2002-11-08
ISBN 10 : 0838935338
ISBN 13 : 9780838935330
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts Centennial Edition Book Description:

Edwards's philosophies and practices, as illustrated in The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts, have influenced and inspired generations of librarians since its original publication in 1969, and continue to be a foundation for today's new young adult librarians.