Author: Steven Kotler
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544456211
Size: 46.42 MB
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The Flow Genome Project director and award-winning author of The Rise of Superman charts the world-changing transformation of fictional scientific concepts into real-world technologies. Original. 10,000 first printing.

Before Tomorrowland

Author: Jeff Jensen
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1484711602
Size: 18.77 MB
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Based on the spellbinding world of the Walt Disney Studios film, Tomorrowland, this original prequel novel unlocks a place of unfathomable science and technology and the famous people behind it. The year is 1939. A secret society of extraordinary geniuses is about to share an incredible discovery with the world. A misguided enemy--half man, half machine--will stop at nothing to prevent the group from giving this forbidden knowledge to humanity. And a mother and son on vacation in New York City are handed a comic book infused with a secret code that will lead them straight into the crossfires of the conspiracy. Don't forget to download the FREE comic book companion, The Secret History of the World of Tomorrowland!​

Babes In Tomorrowland

Author: Nicholas Sammond
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822386836
Size: 16.51 MB
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Linking Margaret Mead to the Mickey Mouse Club and behaviorism to Bambi, Nicholas Sammond traces a path back to the early-twentieth-century sources of “the normal American child.” He locates the origins of this hypothetical child in the interplay between developmental science and popular media. In the process, he shows that the relationship between the media and the child has long been much more symbiotic than arguments that the child is irrevocably shaped by the media it consumes would lead one to believe. Focusing on the products of the Walt Disney company, Sammond demonstrates that without a vision of a normal American child and the belief that movies and television either helped or hindered its development, Disney might never have found its market niche as the paragon of family entertainment. At the same time, without media producers such as Disney, representations of the ideal child would not have circulated as freely in American popular culture. In vivid detail, Sammond describes how the latest thinking about human development was translated into the practice of child-rearing and how magazines and parenting manuals characterized the child as the crucible of an ideal American culture. He chronicles how Walt Disney Productions’ greatest creation—the image of Walt Disney himself—was made to embody evolving ideas of what was best for the child and for society. Bringing popular child-rearing manuals, periodicals, advertisements, and mainstream sociological texts together with the films, tv programs, ancillary products, and public relations materials of Walt Disney Productions, Babes in Tomorrowland reveals a child that was as much the necessary precursor of popular media as the victim of its excesses.


Author: Neena Beber
Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.
ISBN: 0573696632
Size: 27.69 MB
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3m, 4f Anna has left graduate school to join the real world, as a writer on a children's television show in Orlando, Florida, she finds that world to be more surreal and absurd than anything she's left behind. Tomorrowland takes a darkly comic look at death, Disney, and the search for meaning in a world that worships the young and the fake. "Briskly hilarious comedy about a brittle New Yorker who abandons her doctoral dissertation on Virginia Woolf's use of parenthesis to write scripts for kid's TV show." - Bob Mondello, Washington City Paper "If you are not already terrified by the prospect of the Disneyfication of America, this wry exploration of its possible effects will put the fear of Mickey in you." - Charlie Whitehead, Time Out


Author: Michael Cart
Publisher: Scholastic Paperbacks
ISBN: 9780590376792
Size: 40.83 MB
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A collection of ten stories about the future, by such authors as Lois Lowry, Katherine Paterson, and Jon Scieszka.


Author: Lisa Samuels
ISBN: 9781848610507
Size: 47.10 MB
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Poetry. TOMORROWLAND is a book-length poem of bodily transit and colonial forgetting. Its names and events perpetually arrive in a new world, whose versions here combine promised lands and historical suicide. Eula moves among these real and imagined place-times with other symbolic names and unnamed figures, and Jack plays death. The primary formal note is the interrupted iambic. "Lisa Samuels' TOMORROWLAND is a guidebook and diary from an actuality existing among real sea and ships and coastline, history, and contemporary reflection. There are named 'characters, ' but the true characters are a colony, a "we" of the newly arrived to this land. The generous and graceful syntax is a fusing agent for yesterday, today, and tomorrow. The reader exults in the accomplishment of the verse"--Alice Notley

Before Tomorrowland The Secret History Of The World Of Tomorrowland

Author: Jeff Jensen
Publisher: Disney Electronic Content
ISBN: 1484728963
Size: 39.92 MB
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The FREE comic book companion to Before Tomorrowland! A companion to the original novel, Before Tomorrowland, this full-color comic book divulges the origins of how the mysterious place known as Tomorrowland came be to be, and dives into the minds of its famous founders. A must-read for fans of the upcoming Walt Disney Studios film, Tomorrowland!

Tomorrow Land

Author: Joseph Tirella
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 149300333X
Size: 18.80 MB
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Motivated by potentially turning Flushing Meadows, literally a land of refuse, into his greatest public park, Robert Moses—New York's "Master Builder"—brought the World's Fair to the Big Apple for 1964 and '65. Though considered a financial failure, the 1964-65 World' s Fair was a Sixties flashpoint in areas from politics to pop culture, technology to urban planning, and civil rights to violent crime. In an epic narrative, the New York Times bestseller Tomorrow-Land shows the astonishing pivots taken by New York City, America, and the world during the Fair. It fetched Disney's empire from California and Michelangelo's La Pieta from Europe; and displayed flickers of innovation from Ford, GM, and NASA—from undersea and outerspace colonies to personal computers. It housed the controversial work of Warhol (until Governor Rockefeller had it removed); and lured Ken Kesey and the Merry Pranksters. Meanwhile, the Fair—and its house band, Guy Lombardo and his Royal Canadians—sat in the musical shadows of the Beatles and Bob Dylan, who changed rock-and-roll right there in Queens. And as Southern civil rights efforts turned deadly, and violent protests also occurred in and around the Fair, Harlem-based Malcolm X predicted a frightening future of inner-city racial conflict. World's Fairs have always been collisions of eras, cultures, nations, technologies, ideas, and art. But the trippy, turbulent, Technicolor, Disney, corporate, and often misguided 1964-65 Fair was truly exceptional.


Author: Paul Jenkins
Publisher: Titan Comics
ISBN: 1782766669
Size: 68.83 MB
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The star DJs of the Tomorrowland and Tomorrowland electronic music festivals explode into comics with a thrilling music-fantasy thriller! From the Eisner award-winning writer of Spider-Man, Wolverine: Origin, The Inhumans and The Darkness comes a music-led adventure like no other! Meet Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, two young DJs – and the public faces of the world-renowned Tomorrowland festival – as they are drawn into an impossible adventure to save the vital spark of creativity. Over the course of this retina-blasting fantasy adventure, the pair find themselves sucked into an eternal war between two worlds – a battle waged between the forces of creation and destruction for the energy we all carry inside us. It’s a war we’re rapidly losing – but can two DJs turn the tide over the course of just one festival? There’s only one way to find out! Collects Tomorrowland #1-4

Tomorrow Land

Author: Mari Mancusi
Publisher: NLA Digital LLC
ISBN: 1620510081
Size: 69.82 MB
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Can true love survive the zombie apocalypse? Nineteen-year-old Peyton Anderson will never forget the day she was forced to make a choice--between her family--and Chris Parker, the boy she'd given her heart. Now four years later, as she steps out from the fallout shelter and into a zombie-infested world, he's the only thing on her mind. Thanks to her father Peyton is now built to survive: with razor tipped nails, ocular implants and cybernetics that make her stronger, faster, and able to protect herself in a world filled with monsters. Yet all the weapons in the world can't protect her heart when she runs into Chris again. The once sweet boy of her childhood has now grown into a tortured man--still furious at her for breaking his heart and never telling him why. Now the two of them find themselves on the run, forced to fight their way down the monster strewn east coast to reach the last human outpost on Earth: Walt Disney World. Can they find a way to let go of old hurts and regain the love they lost--all while attempting to save what's left of the human race?