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any of several short-billed Old World rails

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The geology at Crake is similar to the 390,000oz Janet Ivy open pit, located approximately 1,500m to the south, where the gold is hosted in a structurally controlled feldspar porphyry.
The recent Crake results (Figure 2) have good alignment with the current mineralisation model and gives greater confidence in the block model and grade.
Judge Geraint Walters gave Crake a discount for his guilty plea, and the defendant was sentenced to two years.
IRENE D'SOUZA: When you were writing Oryx and Crake, 9/11 occurred.
First, by putting Oryx and Crake, Payback, and nonliterary forecasting narratives into conversation, we can see the indispensability of fiction--specifically, speculative fiction--to the production of knowledge about the future across economic, political, and artistic fields in the twenty-first century.
Banerjee also uses this chapter to tie Frankenstein to Shelley's later work The Last Man, along with Atwood's Oryx and Crake and The Handmaid's Tale.
While critics have discussed Shelley (primarily Frankenstein, but also The Last Man) in conjunction with Atwood's Oryx and Crake, Banerjee's book is the first full-length work to compare Shelley with Atwood and the addition of The Handmaid's Tale into the mix a significant one, allowing Banerjee to make some interesting observations on the intersection of gender roles and technology.
Atwood's "mad scientist", Crake, a geneticist, creates new beings, the Crakers, who, deprived of some human features, are placed on a new evolutionary path, having "devolved", retrogressed in terms of evolution, but also, potentially, "improved" as far as the benefits for humanity and the planet are concerned, according to a eugenicist logic.
The Grey-breasted Crake as a new species for Mexico, was in 2012 captured and photographed in a marsh in Minatitlan, Veracruz (Grosselet comm.
0845 371 9647; yha.org.uk 9.Shepherd's hut Tin shack chic may not be everyone's cup of tea, but Shepherd's Hut at Crake Trees Manor isn't what you'd expect from an old galvanised steel hut used in the past as temporary accommodation for shepherds.
Wells's Time Machine (1895), William Gibson's Neuromancer (1984), and Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake (2004) as paradigmatic texts exploring patterns of mutation, virtuality, and bioengineering.
The first two, (http://www.amazon.com/Oryx-Crake-Margaret-Atwood/dp/0385721676) "Oryx and Crake" and (http://www.yearoftheflood.com/us/book/) "The Year of the Flood," brilliantly imagined a near-future North America (I always thought of it as Toronto and environs) ruled by biotech companies gone amok, with people sharply divided between those living in the secure Compounds and those trying to survive out in the Pleeblands.
Butler's Parable series (Parable of the Sower, 1993; Parable of the Talents, 1998) and Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake (2003) will follow to unravel their difference from critical dystopias of the previous decade.
A crake found dead at Aberdyfi in 1932 was initially identified as a Baillon's crake, then labelled a spotted crake and, thanks to its appearance at a Christmas quiz, it has now been added to the Welsh list as a sora rail from North America!