A brain-bending exploration of real-life zombies and mind controllers, and what they reveal to us about nature-and ourselves Zombieism isn't just the stuff of movies and TV shows like The Walking Dead. It's real, and it's happening in the world around us, from wasps and worms to dogs and moose-and even humans. In Plight of the Living Dead, science journalist Matt Simon documents his journey through the bizarre evolutionary history of mind control. Along the way, he visits a lab where scientists infect ants with zombifying fungi, joins the search for kamikaze crickets in the hills of New Mexico, and travels to Israel to meet the wasp that stings cockroaches in the brain before leading them to their doom. Nothing Hollywood dreams up can match the brilliant, horrific zombies that natural selection has produced time and time again. Plight of the Living Dead is a surreal dive into a world that would be totally unbelievable if very smart scientists didn't happen to be proving it's real, and most troublingly-or maybe intriguingly-of all: how even we humans are affected. "Fantastic . . . You'll be thinking about this book long after you're done reading it." -Kelly Weinersmith, New York Times bestselling coauthor of Soonish
As a soul catcher’s assistant, April Lopez understood demons. But one psychotic sidhe bent on turning the human race into a colony of reptilian zombies sent her into a fate she never expected…an excursion to Middle Earth. The adventure turns her world inside out.Days after her arrival, images of a prior life plague her with more questions than answers. She searches to understand how the pieces are tied together and finds herself in the arms of Zorith’s leader. With his violet eyes and stoic personality, Sarielle Torian challenges her like no other man. She fights the attraction, but can’t deny the sizzling passion stirring in her heart.Sarielle Torian, an ancient Atlantean priest, has no time for fun or shadowing a female determined to bring Agartha into the conflicts of the surface dwellers. April wears an ancient relic containing an encrypted message. A secret that will forever change their lives....Sarielle can think of nothing else but keeping the community of Zorith safe. When April worms her way into his world, he must chose to cling to his beliefs or risk his heart and fall in love. Can Sarielle and April surrender to a passion that transcends time? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susanna Burney. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/165770/bk_acx0_165770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. A zombie computer (often shortened as zombie) is a computer connected to the Internet that has been compromised by a hacker, a computer virus, or a trojan horse. Generally, a compromised machine is only one of many in a botnet, and will be used to perform malicious tasks of one sort or another under remote direction. Most owners of zombie computers are unaware that their system is being used in this way. Because the owner tends to be unaware, these computers are metaphorically compared to zombies.Zombies have been used extensively to send e-mail spam, as of 2005, an estimated 50 80% of all spam worldwide was sent by zombie computers.This allows spammers to avoid detection and presumably reduces their bandwidth costs, since the owners of zombies pay for their own bandwidth. This spam also greatly furthers the spread of Trojan horses, as Trojans, they are not self-replicating. They rely on the movement of e-mails or spam to grow, whereas worms can spread by other means.