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Michael Keller - book author

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Michael Keller is the author of books: Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species: A Graphic Adaptation, Terms of Service: Understanding Our Role in the World of Big Data, Big Data: Das Ende der Privatheit, More Living Thai Ways, Reading Popular Culture: An Anthology for Writers, Living Thai Ways: DOs and DON’Ts, Bullies Among Us: A "Simple" Guide to Stop Bullying In School and In Work., Torture Central: E-Mails from Abu Ghraib, Breaking the Bondage of Addictions, Ghosts in the Heart

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A stunning graphic adaptation of one of the most famous, contested, and important books of all time.

Few books have been as controversial or as historically significant as Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favored Races in the Struggle for Life. Since the moment it was released on November 24, 1859, Darwin's masterwork has been heralded for changing the course of science and condemned for its implied challenges to religion.

In Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, author Michael Keller and illustrator Nicolle Rager Fuller introduce a new generation of readers to the original text. Including sections about his pioneering research, the book's initial public reception, his correspondence with other leading scientists, as well as the most recent breakthroughs in evolutionary theory, this riveting, beautifully rendered adaptation breathes new life into Darwin's seminal and still polarizing work.
Al Jazeera America produced and tapped two of their own to create this comic about the history of big tech companies and how they use (and abuse) our personal information. It’s a thought-provoking piece meant to make us really consider how companies like Google and Facebook are gathering and using our data. Like all Al Jazeera coverage, it’s free.– Chris Arnone

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Inside into Thai Living Cops & Robbers Relaxing Thai Ways Tsunami and much more...
What's inside?
Expat survival guide
Social customs & Thai holidays
Code of conduct
Sanook = Fun!
Discover Thailand
Monsoon rain
Visa run
Tuk-Tuk and longtail boat
and much more...
Michael Keller was once a software executive from Florida. Then came September 11, 2001. A few weeks after the al-Qaeda attacks on America, he joined the Army National Guard and was deployed to Iraq in November of 2005. In this revealing collection of e-mails and photographs, Keller shares his first-hand experiences in the War on Terror. Discover how it feels to man a gun-turret during convoy operations through the "Highway of Death," what it's like to guard the detainees at "Torture Central," and what goes on in a soldier's mind during the moment he decides whether or not to kill someone. But at the heart of "Torture Central" is Keller's frustration at being assigned to the prison at Abu Ghraib without any training and with orders to torture detainees and ignore the Geneva Convention. His candid accounts illuminate his struggle to end the atrocities despite threats of punishment by superior officers. Shockingly, this mistreatment happened a year after the infamous abuse photos were published, following numerous investigations and public promises stating that the situation had been corrected. Thought-provoking and full of chilling detail, Keller's vivid look at Operation Iraqi Freedom is a must-read for all Americans.
Can a man spend much of his life in love with a woman he has never actually met, can never meet? To Alexander Mckenzie, a chillingly aloof San Francisco Police Detective, the answer is yes. Since his adolescence he has been consumed by the image of Mireille Marchand, a beautiful young French actress whose tragic death at the beginning of her career has never ceased to haunt him. Then when a savagely violent confrontation with a brutal robber brings him to the edge of death while shredding the very fabric of time and space, he is seemingly given a unique opportunity to alter the course of fate. Or is it all just another desperate dream?
Ghosts in the Heart blends romance and action in a story that sweeps the reader across time and distance-from a San Francisco high rise to the mean streets of Marseille-from Paris to Avignon, and finally to the fabled Pont de St. Benezet bridge. On the fragmented remains of a medieval attempt to span the turbulent Rhone River the limits of love, courage, and sacrifice will be put to the ultimate test.