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Max Barry


Jennifer Government
Year 2003
Publisher Abacus
ISBN 0349117624



In the future, the world will be run by giant American corporations.  Everybody will be so happy, tax-free and rich that they will change their name to that of their company.

Hack Nike, however, is a lowly Merchandising Officer with negative career equity.  In the future, this is not a good thing.

So when John Nike and John Nike offer Hack Nike a job marketing a new line of really, really expensive trainers he is understandably thrilled.  He is less thrilled when he discovers that his duties include shooting teenagers.









New York Times Notable Book

Finalist: Borders Original Voices Award

“Has you on the edge of your seat from the very beginning... a compelling story about consumerism, greed, and the people who try to survive in between” USA Today

“Brilliant and hilarious” Naomi Klein




Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge



Credit: NASA

Forest Fire, Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge
Dry conditions and high winds have lead to numerous recent fire outbreaks throughout much of the southwestern and south-central USA. Drought conditions have persisted in the region for months, leading to a build-up of fire fuels, including dried grasses, shrubs, and trees. The combination of high amounts of dry fuel and frequent high winds has stoked small fires into widespread brush fires.

This January 2006 photograph captures a 25-kilometer long smoke plume from a fire in the Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern Louisiana. The image was acquired by the Expedition 12 crew on the International Space Station as it passed over the Texas-Louisiana border.

NASA Image of the day archive






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