The Armageddon Factor

The Armageddon Factor


Author : Marci McDonald
Publisher : Random House Canada
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ISBN : 0307367886
Pages : 480 pages
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In her new book, award-winning journalist Marci McDonald draws back the curtain on the mysterious world of the right-wing Christian nationalist movement in Canada and its many ties to the Conservative government of Stephen Harper. To most Canadians, the politics of the United States — where fundamentalist Christians wield tremendous power and culture wars split the country — seem too foreign to ever happen here. But The Armageddon Factor shows that the Canadian Christian right — infuriated by the legalization of same-sex marriage and the increasing secularization of society — has been steadily and stealthily building organizations, alliances and contacts that have put them close to the levers of power and put the government of Canada in their debt. Determined to outlaw homosexuality and abortion, and to restore Canada to what they see as its divinely determined destiny to be a nation ruled by Christian laws and precepts, this group of true believers has moved the country far closer to the American mix of politics and religion than most Canadians would ever believe. McDonald’s book explores how a web of evangelical far-right Christians have built think-tanks and foundations that play a prominent role in determining policy for the Conservative government of Canada. She shows how Biblical belief has allowed Christians to put dozens of MPs in office and to build a power base across the country, across cultures and even across religions. “What drives that growing Christian nationalist movement is its adherents’ conviction that the end times foretold in the book of Revelation are at hand,” writes McDonald. “Braced for an impending apocalypse, they feel impelled to ensure that Canada assumes a unique, scripturally ordained role in the final days before the Second Coming — and little else.” The Armageddon Factor shows how the religious right’s influence on the Harper government has led to hugely important but little-known changes in everything from foreign policy and the makeup of the courts to funding for scientific research and social welfare programs like daycare. And the book also shows that the religious influence is here to stay, regardless of which party ends up in government. For those who thought the religious right in Canada was confined to rural areas and the west, this book is an eye-opener, outlining to what extent the corridors of power in Ottawa are now populated by true believers. For anyone who assumed that the American religious right stopped at the border, The Armageddon Factor explains how US money and evangelists have infiltrated Canadian politics. This book should be essential reading for Canadians of every religious belief or political stripe. Indeed, The Armageddon Factor should persuade every Canadian that, with the growth of such a movement, the future direction of the country is at stake.


Doctor Who and the Armageddon Factor

Doctor Who and the Armageddon Factor


Author : Terrance Dicks
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ISBN : 9780426201038
Pages : 127 pages
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Dr Who and the Armageddon Factor

Dr Who and the Armageddon Factor


Author : Terrance Dicks
Publisher : W H Allen
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ISBN : 9780491026604
Pages : 127 pages
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Armageddon Factor

Armageddon Factor


Author : John Caley
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Pages : 72 pages
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The Armageddon Factor

The Armageddon Factor


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A Critical History of Doctor Who on Television

A Critical History of Doctor Who on Television


Author : John Kenneth Muir
Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 1476604541
Pages : 504 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (476 users)

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Since its inception in November 1963, the British science fiction television series Doctor Who has exerted an enormous impact on the world of science fiction (over 1,500 books have been written about the show). The series follows the adventures of a mysterious "Time Lord" from the distant planet Gallifrey who travels through time and space to fight evil and injustice. Along the way, he has visited Rome under the rule of Nero, played backgammon with Kublai Khan, and participated in the mythic gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Predating the Star Trek phenomenon by three years, Doctor Who seriously dealt with continuing characters, adult genre principles and futuristic philosophies. Critical and historical examinations of the ideas, philosophies, conceits and morals put forth in the Doctor Who series, which ran for 26 seasons and 159 episodes, are provided here. Also analyzed are thematic concepts, genre antecedents, the overall cinematography and the special effects of the long-running cult favorite. The various incarnations of Doctor Who, including television, stage, film, radio, and spin-offs are discussed. In addition, the book provides an extensive listing of print, Internet, and fan club resources for Doctor Who.


The Armageddon Factor

The Armageddon Factor


Author : Bill Black
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Armageddon Factor

Armageddon Factor


Author : Rik Levins
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The Armageddon Factor

The Armageddon Factor


Author : C. N. James
Publisher : CreateSpace
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ISBN : 9781515313472
Pages : 374 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (313 users)

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Seth White's life has just gotten strange... Religious radicals have taken over the US government, closed all the schools and universities-including the one he was about to graduate from-and are preparing everyone for what they believe will be the Battle of Armageddon. On top of that, a strange man with luminous skin appears to be following him, and Seth is seeing lights in the sky his rational mind simply can't account for. Thrown into a prison called a "Conversion Camp" for a murder he didn't commit, Seth befriends Jace Davis, the son of an unpopular Senator, and Sanjana Bhavina, a young woman imprisoned for practicing a prohibited faith. The three quickly becoming confidants, and upon discovering they are scheduled to be executed, they make a daring escape. But their captors aren't about to give up the chase, nor is the strange man with luminous skin. And if things aren't strange enough, the three appear to have acquired supernatural abilities-abilities that may help them prevent the impending Armageddon. New Adult * Paranormal * Dystopian * Sci-FiSecond Edition


With Honour & Glory

With Honour & Glory


Author : Maj Gen Jagjit Singh
Publisher : Lancer Publishers
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ISBN : 8170621097
Pages : 347 pages
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This Book Details The Nuclear Weapon Capabilities Of India And Pakistan Prior And Subsequent To The Pokharan And Chagai Tests Of 1998. It Also Deals Wth The Delivery Systems Available To Both Sides And With Possible Command Structure For The Emerging Nuclear Arsenals.


Avoiding the Armageddon Factor

Avoiding the Armageddon Factor


Author : Nicholas Charles Cousins
Publisher : Createspace Independent Pub
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ISBN : 9781482549799
Pages : 146 pages
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Avoiding The Armageddon Factor: Justice in an Age of Conservation is a work of political philosophy. It is written as a follow up to The Ark in Space – A Political Philosophy with a Green Agenda. It accepts the premise of the former work in assuming Planet Earth has a finite capacity to tolerate man's exploitation of the environment to satiate his needs. Also assumed as a pretext for the work is the related notion that man driven 'over production' of the planet's natural wares and manipulation of the environment is in some way contributing to possibly lethal climate change. The first part of the provocative title of this work Avoiding the Armageddon Factor, refers to the 'Armageddon' or 'catastrophic conflict' of planet Earth experiencing the environmental fallout of man encouraged/induced climate change. This work assumes that the latter has been caused by the philosophy that man must consume ever more. Avoiding the 'Armageddon' implies the advocation of a global philosophy of conservation which is both just and fair. Conservation is an issue of political justice because it implies for want of a better term a cost or a burden which must be met by the concerted action of man. Justice in an Age of Conservation, the second part of the title of this work thus explores the idea of a fair model of distributive justice. This work conceives of the Earth as a 'global theatre' in which man has been allotted his 'seat'. The analogy is explored to examine how as a species man fashions his collective seat and asks whether he ought to reappraise his proprietal attitude to his 'seat' in the theatre and indeed towards the global theatre itself.


The British Library General Catalogue of Printed Books 1976 to 1982

The British Library General Catalogue of Printed Books 1976 to 1982


Author : British Library
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Pages : 554 pages
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Doctor Who

Doctor Who


Author : Lance Parkin
Publisher : Virgin Books Limited
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ISBN : 9780426204718
Pages : 273 pages
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At last, the complete timeline of the Doctor Who universe, from Event One to the universe's final destruction billions of years in the future. This essential reference work reveals the full story of the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Time Lords--as well as a comprehensive history of Earth and humankind, from primitive African tribes to galactic conquest. With dates ranging from the obvious to the obscure, this book is truly an indispensable guide to the world of Doctor Who.


The Doctor Who Error Finder

The Doctor Who Error Finder


Author : R.H. Langley
Publisher : McFarland
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Pages : 345 pages
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"This collection of errors appearing in Doctor Who, from every episode of the original television series, the movies, and the spin-offs. Presenting over 4000 errors, plus about 1500 other items of interest, it includes transmitted bloopers such as microph


Comics Values Annual 2002

Comics Values Annual 2002


Author : Alex G. Malloy
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ISBN : 9780873493932
Pages : 816 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (493 users)

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Attract comic book collectors like a magnet Packed with nearly 100,000 classic and contemporary comics and more than 1,000 illustrations, collectors will find updated listings and prices for Acclaim, Classics Illustrated, Dark Horse, D.C., Marvel and much more. Special sections are devoted to the highly collectible Golden Age, Color Comics, Black & White Comics, and Underground Comics. Each listing is cross-referenced and includes issue number, title, date, artist and current collector value in US dollars. Collectors can accurately evaluate and value their collections with the grading guide, current market report and tips for buying, selling, and preserving comic books.


TV Guide

TV Guide


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1999 Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide

1999 Comic Book Checklist and Price Guide


Author : Maggie Thompson
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ISBN : 9780873416405
Pages : 621 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (416 users)

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