Underground

đź“’Underground by Will Hunt

Book Title : Underground
Author : Will Hunt
Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
Release Date : 2019-01-29
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9780812996753
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Underground Summary : A panoramic investigation of the subterranean landscape, from sacred caves and derelict subway stations to nuclear bunkers and ancient underground cities—an exploration of the history, science, architecture, and mythology of the worlds beneath our feet When Will Hunt was sixteen years old, he discovered an abandoned tunnel that ran beneath his house in Providence, Rhode Island. His first tunnel trips inspired a lifelong fascination with exploring underground worlds, from the derelict subway stations and sewers of New York City to the sacred caves, catacombs, and tombs, from bunkers to ancient underground cities in more than twenty countries around the world. Underground is both a personal exploration of Hunt’s obsession and a panoramic study of how we are all connected to the underground, how caves and other dark hollows have frightened and enchanted, repelled and captivated, us through the ages. In a narrative spanning continents and epochs, Hunt follows a cast of subterranea-philes who have dedicated themselves to investigating underground worlds. He tracks the origins of life with a team of NASA microbiologists a mile beneath the Black Hills, camps out for three days with urban explorers in the catacombs and sewers of Paris, descends with an Aboriginal family into a 35,000-year-old sacred mine in the Australian outback, follows a ghostlike graffiti artist writing stories in the subway tunnels of New York, and glimpses a sacred sculpture molded by Paleolithic artists in the depths of a cave in the Pyrenees. Each adventure is woven with findings in mythology and anthropology, natural history and neuroscience, literature and philosophy. In elegant and graceful prose, Hunt cures us of our “surface chauvinism,” opening our eyes to the planet’s hidden dimension. He reveals how the subterranean landscape gave shape to our most basic beliefs, including how we think about ourselves as humans. At bottom, Underground is a meditation on the allure of darkness, the power of mystery, and our eternal desire to connect with what we cannot see. Advance praise for Underground “An unusual and intriguing travel book . . . As [Will] Hunt reveals the scientific, historic, literary, psychological, spiritual, and metaphorical qualities of his exploration, it begins to seem less idiosyncratic than universal, a pull that has persisted throughout civilization and a mystery that has yet to be solved. The underground may represent hell to some, but it has also provided spiritual solace for centuries. . . . A vivid illumination of the dark and an effective evocation of its profound mystery.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

đź“’Underground by Suelette Dreyfus

Book Title : Underground
Author : Suelette Dreyfus
Publisher : Canongate Books
Release Date : 2012-01-05
Pages : 320
ISBN : 9780857862600
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Underground Summary : Suelette Dreyfus and her co-author, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, tell the extraordinary true story of the computer underground, and the bizarre lives and crimes of an elite ring of international hackers who took on the establishment. Spanning three continents and a decade of high level infiltration, they created chaos amongst some of the world's biggest and most powerful organisations, including NASA and the US military. Brilliant and obsessed, many of them found themselves addicted to hacking and phreaking. Some descended into drugs and madness, others ended up in jail. As riveting as the finest detective novel and meticulously researched, Underground follows the hackers through their crimes, their betrayals, the hunt, raids and investigations. It is a gripping tale of the digital underground.

đź“’Underground by Haruki Murakami

Book Title : Underground
Author : Haruki Murakami
Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2010-08-11
Pages : 384
ISBN : 0307762750
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Underground Summary : In this haunting work of journalistic investigation, Haruki Murakami tells the story of the horrific terrorist attack on Japanese soil that shook the entire world. On a clear spring day in 1995, five members of a religious cult unleashed poison gas on the Tokyo subway system. In attempt to discover why, Haruki Murakmi talks to the people who lived through the catastrophe, and in so doing lays bare the Japanese psyche. As he discerns the fundamental issues that led to the attack, Murakami paints a clear vision of an event that could occur anytime, anywhere.

Book Title : Notes from Underground The Unabridged Garnett Translation
Author : Fyodor Dostoevsky
Publisher : e-artnow
Release Date : 2013-09-20
Pages : 233
ISBN : 9788074849572
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Notes from Underground The Unabridged Garnett Translation Summary : This carefully crafted ebook: “Notes from Underground (The Unabridged Garnett Translation)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This is the version based on the unabridged Garnett Translation. Notes from Underground is an 1864 novella by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Notes is considered by many to be the first existentialist novel. It presents itself as an excerpt from the rambling memoirs of a bitter, isolated, unnamed narrator (generally referred to by critics as the Underground Man) who is a retired civil servant living in St. Petersburg. The first part of the story is told in monologue form, or the underground man's diary, and attacks emerging Western philosophy, especially Nikolay Chernyshevsky's What Is to Be Done? The second part of the book is called "Àpropos of the Wet Snow", and describes certain events that, it seems, are destroying and sometimes renewing the underground man, who acts as a first person, unreliable narrator. Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky ( 1821 – 1881) was a Russian novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher. Dostoyevsky's literary works explore human psychology in the context of the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th-century Russia. Many literary critics rate him as one of the greatest and most prominent psychologists in world literature.

đź“’Underground by Shane W. Evans

Book Title : Underground
Author : Shane W. Evans
Publisher : Roaring Brook Press
Release Date : 2011-01-18
Pages : 32
ISBN : 9781466814394
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Underground Summary : One of School Library Journal's Best Nonfiction Books of 2011 A family silently crawls along the ground. They run barefoot through unlit woods, sleep beneath bushes, take shelter in a kind stranger's home. Where are they heading? They are heading for Freedom by way of the Underground Railroad.

đź“’Underground by Bryan Wade

Book Title : Underground
Author : Bryan Wade
Publisher :
Release Date : 1975
Pages : 144
ISBN : STANFORD:36105036412737
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

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đź“’Underground by David Macaulay

Book Title : Underground
Author : David Macaulay
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release Date : 1983-03-23
Pages : 112
ISBN : 9780547347974
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Underground Summary : David Macaulay takes us on a visual journey through a city's various support systems by exposing a typical section of the underground network and explaining how it works. We see a network of walls, columns, cables, pipes and tunnels required to satisfy the basic needs of a city's inhabitants.

đź“’Wicked Sacramento by William Burg

Book Title : Wicked Sacramento
Author : William Burg
Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
Release Date : 2019-06-24
Pages : 208
ISBN : 9781467140591
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Wicked Sacramento Summary : In the early 1900s, Sacramento became a battleground in a statewide struggle. On one side were Progressive political reformers and suffragettes. Opposing them were bars, dance halls, brothels and powerful business interests. Caught in the middle was the city's West End, a place where Grant "Skewball" Cross hosted jazz dances that often attracted police attention and Charmion performed her infamous trapeze striptease act before becoming a movie star. It was home to the "Queen of the Sacramento Tenderloin," Cherry de Saint Maurice, who met her untimely end at the peak of her success, and Ancil Hoffman, who ingeniously got around the city's dancing laws by renting riverboats for his soirées. Historian William Burg shares the long-hidden stories of criminals and crusaders from Sacramento's past.

Book Title : Paris Underground
Author : Etta Shiber
Publisher : Read Books Ltd
Release Date : 2013-04-16
Pages : 400
ISBN : 9781447495406
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Paris Underground Summary : This early work on wartime Europe is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It details the history and individual experiences during World War II. This is a Fascinating work and is highly recommended for anyone interested in European History. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

đź“’Underground by Jean Ferris

Book Title : Underground
Author : Jean Ferris
Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Release Date : 2007-10-16
Pages : 176
ISBN : 9781466803503
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French

Underground Summary : In 1839, visitors from miles around come to Kentucky to tour Mammoth Cave. But sixteen-year-old Charlotte, the maid at Mammoth Cave Hotel, doesn't understand its appeal. As a slave, she is already trapped, and she doesn't see the point in risking being trapped underground as well. Still, she's curious when Stephen Bishop, another slave who is the cave's expert guide and chief explorer, makes some big discoveries underground, and she's interested in Stephen himself, with his quick mind and kind ways. Then Charlotte makes a discovery of her own: runaway slaves sometimes come to the hotel seeking refuge. As she helps them, she wonders if she should run away. Stephen, on the other hand, feels that he belongs with the cave and that he is free enough when he is underground. When an opportunity presents itself, Charlotte must decide whether she should stay with Stephen or risk everything for her own chance at freedom. In this compelling novel, two young people explore what sorts of freedom they can find, even as slaves.