The Argonauts

Author: Maggie Nelson
Publisher: Graywolf Press
ISBN: 155597340X
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The Argonauts. An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts is a genre-bending memoir, a work of "autotheory" offering fresh, fierce, and timely thinking about desire, identity, and the limitations and possibilities of love and language. At its center is a romance: the story of the author's relationship with the artist Harry Dodge. This story, which includes Nelson's account of falling in love with Dodge, who is fluidly gendered, as well as her journey to and through a pregnancy, offers a firsthand account of the complexities and joys of (queer) family-making. Writing in the spirit of public intellectuals such as Susan Sontag and Roland Barthes, Nelson binds her personal experience to a rigorous exploration of what iconic theorists have said about sexuality, gender, and the vexed institutions of marriage and child-rearing. Nelson's insistence on radical individual freedom and the value of caretaking becomes the rallying cry of this thoughtful, unabashed, uncompromising book.

Argonaut

Author: Stanley Schmidt
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312877277
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Argonaut. In a near-future world, a series of unusual insect stings causes bizarre mental disturbances in its victims, a situation that leads to the discovery that an unknown force is launching attacks that the government is reluctant to believe. Reprint.

Argonaut

Author: John Poluhowich
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
ISBN: 9780890968949
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Argonaut. "Questionable governmental trials resulted in navy contracts for submarines being awarded to Lake's rival, the Holland Torpedo Boat Company (later the Electric Boat Company), prompting Lake to build submarines for Russia and Austria. The United States would not request Lake's service until 1908 and would not recognize his contributions to underwater navigation until after his death in 1945. However, there is little doubt that Lake's work helped provide the basis for modern submarine design and construction."--BOOK JACKET. "John J. Poluhowich has prepared the most complete biography of Simon Lake, devoting chapters to Lake's early fascination with the idea of underwater navigation, his struggles with design, and his disappointment in the government."--BOOK JACKET.

Argonauts

Author: Kevin Kneupper
Publisher: Kevin Kneupper
ISBN:
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Argonauts. Thousands of readers love Argonauts, calling it a “fantastic tale” and “clever, rich, and highly entertaining.” It’s a new twist on an old myth. It’s the story of Jason, a wealthy son of privilege who longs to be a warrior. His father’s death means Jason can finally join the Argonauts, an elite group of warriors who’ve overhauled their genetic code. It’s the story of Medea, a scientist who toils away in a lab changing people’s genes. She gives the warriors their powers, but she never gets an ounce of credit. And now she’s found herself fighting alongside them. And it’s the story of an adventure turned suicide mission, all for the sake of a crown. Readers love the twists on ancient Greek mythology. The story of Jason and Medea is thousands of years old. It was once the subject of some of the greatest plays and poems in human history, but the myth has died away in recent years. We remember Hercules, but whatever happened to Jason? Argonauts retells the old story in a near-future science fiction setting, with future technologies replacing ancient magic. One Goodreads reviewer wrote: “I love mythical retellings and this is certainly one of the most innovative…. It shouldn’t work, but it does. The ancient Greek names and themes actually seem to feed perfectly into the world….” Another reviewer said she “loved the spinning of the classic tale into something futuristic and different!” Even if you’re not a mythology expert, you’ll find yourself recognizing pieces of the myths. Maybe you’re a Game of Thrones fan who’ll learn where the Harpies came from, or where Cersei Lannister got her name. Or maybe you’re a Harry Potter fan who’ll learn about the myths that inspired characters like J.K. Rowling’s Amycus Carrow. These authors loved the myth, and you might, too. Readers love the science fiction premise. You’ve heard the stories in the news. Jobs being taken by robots. The corporate elite revealed to be more and more corrupt. Extremists all over social media. Strange technologies that do things you couldn’t imagine. Where will it all lead? Argonauts is a look at the future through the lens of the past. Greek mythology was full of monsters. But the monsters of the future don’t come from a magic potion. They’ve changed their genes, and they aren’t entirely human anymore. Sci fi fans are raving about the book. One reader called it a “sci fi gem.” Another said it was “reminiscent of Asimov” and “very well done.” And a third called it “a welcome addition to the reading shelf of fans of sci fi.” Even readers who aren’t exactly nerds have found themselves enjoying it. As a Goodreads reviewer put it: “I really enjoyed the book, it’s not a book I would normally pick up and read. But branching out this time certainly paid off!” Readers love the romance. One of the most famous romances in history was between Jason and Medea - a Greek warrior marked for death, and the sorceress who saved him. It was a passion inspired by the gods, and a love doomed to end in tragedy - at least in the old myths. There’s no tragedy in this book, but the love story is still there, and reviewers love “the chemistry between Jason and Medea.” A strong, commanding warrior, sent off to die in a foreign land. A sorceress who starts out as his enemy, but finds herself helping him instead as she falls deeper and deeper in love. It was a passionate love, the kind that inspired a princess to give up everything she cared about to save a hero from a foreign land. In Argonauts, Medea is a scientist, not a sorceress - but there isn’t that much difference in the end. Give Argonauts a try today. You’ll experience the myths. You’ll wonder about the future. And you’ll fall in love with Jason and Medea, all for less than the price of a movie. Join thousands of fans and buy your copy today.

Argonaut

Author: Warren Hinkle
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781882206049
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Argonaut. Carrying the theme "Rediscovering American Resources", legendary journalist Warren Hinkle edits Argonaut--a literary and political journal based upon the irreverent and daring Gold Rush-era periodical of the same name. Contributors include Studs Terkel, Hunter S. Thompson, David Mamet, and Ishmael Reed with an invigorating menu of fresh writing and 16 pages of full-color artwork.

Argonaut

Author: David Smith, MBE
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1477249850
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Argonaut. David Smith was born in 1930 into a dynasty of fishermen. He found himself a young teenager at the end of World War II. From the most humble expectations of life, he set to work rising from his first job as a boy cook on a herring drifter to ownership of a string of the most successful inshore fishing vessels of his era. As a young skipper, David began to notch up unsurpassed catch records. He was gifted with a personal determination to be successful and in a series of his boats, all named Argonaut, David repeatedly claimed trophies for skippering the crew of the inshore vessel topping the annual grossings table throughout Scotland. His success dominated an era. David was to become something of a pioneer in the British fishing industry. He kept himself abreast of all new developments through international fishing publications. He was to make a significant contribution through the input of his own practical ideas, which helped to shape the design and development of engineered laborsaving powered equipment. His single-minded approach would lead him to seize the initiative, to show willingness to undergo testing and the courage to make changes to long-held practice. The skipper bears a heavy responsibility for his crew, and David Smith served the fishing community through assisting in the development of changes that were to make a significant difference to Scottish fishermen’s working lives, their conditions, and their safety. As a skipper, David led by example. His readiness to experiment in adapting, testing, and redesigning equipment in the fishing industry saw him introducing the first shelter deck to the Scottish fleet for the protection of his crew. This innovation was subsequently widely adopted, and eventually, full shelter decks became the standard throughout the Scottish fleet. David Smith is a recipient of the MBE for his services to the fishing industry. But ultimately, what emanates from the text are the personal qualities of a man whose life was dedicated to fishing. He is a resourceful and determined man, thoughtful, single-minded, and courageous, at times self-deprecating and yet maintaining his sense of humour. David Smith’s personal story as a skipper acknowledges both hardship and success and offers us a rich and valuable primary source that provides insight into a disappeared way of life. It is the record of a tight-knit family at home and at work and the mesh of those family lines within the wider fishing community. Those who pick up and read David’s book will immediately recognize it as a significant contribution not only to local history but to the wider context of the British fishing industry.

An Argonaut At Rest

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An Argonaut At Rest. Typescript copy of an obituary for William Booth, a California pioneer who travelled part of the way with the Donner party, settled in the Santa Clara region, mined gold and eventually moved to British Columbia. May have been published originally in the Victoria Colonist or the Victoria Times.

Argonaut Rose

Author: Diane Wakoski
Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher
ISBN: 9781574230468
Size: 63.67 MB
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Argonaut Rose. This volume in the The Archaeology of Movies & Books continues Wakoski's mythic quest for meaning from personal history.