Waterbed is an album by flautist Herbie Mann recorded in 1975 and released on the Atlantic label. The Allmusic site awarded the album 2 stars stating: "Many jazz critics hated commercial Mann LPs like Discotheque and Waterbed with a passion, saw them as examples of a gifted virtuoso dumbing his music down in order to sell more records, but young soul and funk lovers were digging Mann and didn't understand why jazz snobs had it in for him.... Waterbed is a vocal-oriented soul/funk project foremost. In fact, it's one of the strongest commercial albums he recorded...worth trying to find if you're a fan of 1970s soul/funk". "Waterbed" - 3:49 "Deus Xango" - 4:34 "Violet Don't Be Blue" - 5:08 "I Got a Woman" - 3:48 "Comin' Home Baby" - 5:33 "Paradise Music" - 4:55 "Bang! Bang!" - 4:50 "Body Oil" - 4:49 Herbie Mann - flute David Newman - tenor saxophone Pat Rebillot - keyboards Jerry Friedman, Bob Mann, Hugh McCracken, Jeff Mironov - guitar Will Lee, Tony Levin - bass Steve Gadd, Allan Schwartzberg, Darryl Washington - drums Ray Barretto, Armen Halburian, Ralph MacDonald, Ray Mantilla - percussion Anahid Ajemian, Matthew Raimondi - violin Jean Dane - viola Michael Rudiakov - cello The Hijackers: Cissy Houston, Sylvia Shemwell, Eunice Peterson - vocals
Standard bed sizes are based on standard mattress sizes, which vary from country to country. Bed sizes vary according to the size and degree of ornamentation of the bed frame. Dimensions and names vary around the world, with most countries having their own standards and terminology. In addition, two mattresses with the same nominal size may still have different dimensions, due to manufacturing tolerances, amount of padding, support type. In all territories, standard beds are rectangular but other shapes, notably circular, may be obtained by special order. Modern manufacturing conventions have produced many standard mattress and box spring sizes. Beds vary by country of origin; these dimensions are for the mattress. Mattress thickness varies considerably; the sizes of mattresses use non-numeric labels such as a "king" or "full", but are defined in inches. Most beds were "twins" or "doubles", but in the mid-1940s larger mattresses were introduced by manufacturers; these were standardised as "queen" and "king", first made a significant impact in the market in the 1950s and 60s.
Standard mattress depth ranges from the "standard" size of 9 inches to "high contour" of up to 13 inches. Below are the standard ISPA heights in the United States and Canada, rounded to an inch. Less common sizes include: Bedding in the United States must state the type of bed it is intended for, in addition to the dimensions in both inches and centimetres. In the United Kingdom and Ireland beds are measured according to the size of mattress they hold, not the dimensions of the bed frame itself. Below are the typical bed sizes from the National Bed Federation, the trade association for the majority of British and Irish bed manufacturers and their suppliers. Most manufacturers use a standard defined in feet and inches with the metric indicators not being exact equivalents. There can be a tolerance of up to +/-2 centimetres in quoted measurements and the size of the mattress itself. Less used sizes include: Toddler size: 2'6" × 4'8" or 75 by 140 centimetres Emperor: 7' × 7' or 215 by 215 centimetres, though size can vary by manufacturerAs well as standard sizes, European common sizes are sometimes found in the UK from imports and IKEA.
While many companies in the UK do offer bespoke bed making services, most mass-produced bed linens, bed frames and mattresses fit only the standard bed sizes above. Single size beds are 90 centimetres wide by 190 centimetres long. Most common sizes for double beds are:140 centimetres wide by 190 centimetres long160 centimetres wide by 200 centimetres long180 centimetres wide by 200 centimetres long. Due to the popularity of imported beds, the 200 centimetres length is becoming more common. In Italy, beds are classified by name and use the term piazza as in "one place" Standard sizes are: Una piazza or singolo 80 or 90 centimetres wide by 190 centimetres long. Una piazza e mezza 120 centimetres wide by 190 centimetres long. Due piazze or letto matrimoniale 180 centimetres wide by 190 centimetres long. Less common: Piazza francese or "Piazza e Mezza francese" 140 centimetres wide by 190 centimetres longDue to the popularity of imported beds, the 200 centimetres length is becoming more common; these sizes are for Germany, Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Estonia and Lithuania.
There are some variations between different countries, but these are the most common sizes: Single: 80 cm × 190 cm, traditional standard for bunk beds in Germany 90 cm × 190 cm, traditional standard in Germany, not common any more 75 cm × 200 cm, standard in Norway 80 cm × 200 cm, common variant in Finland 90 cm × 200 cm, standard single bed in Denmark, Norway and Germany common in The Netherlands 90 cm × 210 cm 90 cm × 220 cm, extra long variant in The Netherlands 100 cm × 200 cm, common in only some Regions in Germany 105 cm × 200 cm 120 cm × 200 cm Three-Quarter: 120 cm × 200 cm, less common in Scandinavia 140 cm × 200 cm common three-quarters in ScandinaviaDouble: 120 cm × 200 cm, referred to as a "doubter" in the Netherlands, somewhat common for younger people 140 cm × 200 cm, common for teens and tweens in Germany 150 cm × 200 cm, common 160 cm × 200 cm common, common variant in Finland 180 cm × 200 cm common double bed in current Danish and Norwegian standards 180 cm × 210 cm 200 cm × 200 cm In Portugal the most common sizes for beds are: Solteiro 80 centimetres wide by 190 centimetres long Casal 140 centimetres wide by 190 centimetres, 195 or 200 cm long Queen Size 160 centimetres or 180 centimetres wide by 190, 195 or 200 cm long King Size 180 centimetres wide by 190, 195 or 200 cm long Super King Size 200 centimetres wide by 200 cm long In Spain the most common sizes are: 180/190/200 cm long 80/90/105/120/135/150 cm wide, the most common: "Individual" = 90 cm wide "Matrimonio" = 13
A mattress is a large, rectangular pad for supporting the reclining body, designed to be used as a bed or on a bed frame, as part of a bed. Mattresses may consist of a quilted or fastened case of heavy cloth, that contains materials such as hair, cotton, foam rubber, or a framework of metal springs. Mattresses may be filled with air or water. Mattresses are placed on top of a bed base which may be solid, as in the case of a platform bed, or elastic, such as an upholstered wood and wire box spring or a slatted foundation. Popular in Europe, a divan incorporates both mattress and foundation in a single upholstered, footed unit. Divans have at least one innerspring layer as well as cushioning materials, they may be supplied with a secondary mattress and/or a removable "topper." Mattresses may be filled with air or water, or a variety of natural fibers, such as in futons. Kapok is a common mattress material in Southeast Asia, coir in South Asia; the word mattress derives from the Arabic مَطْرَحٌ which means "something thrown down" or "place where something is thrown down" and hence "mat, cushion".
During the Crusades Europeans adopted the Arabic method of sleeping on cushions on the floor, the word materas descended into Middle English through the Romance languages. The oldest known mattress dates to around 77,000 years ago. Early mattresses contained a variety of natural materials including feathers or horse hair. In the first half of the 20th century, a typical mattress sold in North America had an innerspring core and cotton batting or fiberfill. Modern mattresses contain either an inner spring core or materials such as latex, viscoelastic or other flexible polyurethane foams. Other fill components include insulator pads over the coils that prevent the bed's upholstery layers from cupping down into the innerspring, as well as polyester fiberfill in the bed's top upholstery layers. In 1899 James Marshall introduced the first individually wrapped pocketed spring coil mattress now known as Marshall coils. In North America the typical mattress sold. In Europe, polyurethane foam cores and latex cores have long been popular and make up a much larger proportion of the mattresses sold.
A conventional mattress consists of two primary sections – a core or "support layer" and the upholstery or "comfort layer" – wrapped in a thick fabric called the ticking. Upholstery layers provide cushioning and comfort; the upholstery layer consists of three parts: the insulator, the middle upholstery, the quilt. Mattresses are made to conform to bed sizing standards that vary by market. Innerspring mattresses consist of just the spring core, the top and bottom upholstery layers; the core of the mattress supports the sleeper’s body. Modern spring mattress cores called "innersprings" are made up of steel coil springs, or "coils"; the gauge of the coils is another factor which determines support. Coils are measured in quarter increments; the lower the number, the thicker the spring. In general, higher-quality mattress coils have a 14-gauge diameter. Coils of 14 to 15.5-gauge give more under pressure, while a 12.5-gauge coil, the thickest available, feels quite firm. Connections between the coils help the mattress retain its shape.
Most coils are connected by interconnecting wires. There are four types of mattress coils: Bonnell coils are the oldest and most common. First adapted from buggy seat springs of the 19th century, they are still prevalent in mid-priced mattresses. Bonnell springs are a round-top, hourglass-shaped steel wire coil; when laced together with cross wire helicals, these coils form the simplest innerspring unit referred to as a Bonnell unit. Offset coils are an hourglass type coil on which portions of the top and bottom convolutions have been flattened. In assembling the innerspring unit, these flat segments of wire are hinged together with helical wires; the hinging effect of the unit is designed to conform to body shape. LFK coils are an unknotted offset coil with a columnar shape. Continuous coils is an innerspring configuration in which the rows of coils are formed from a single piece of wire, they work in a hinging effect similar to that of offset coils. Marshall coils known as wrapped or encased coils or pocket springs, are thin-gauge, barrel-shaped, knot-less coils individually encased in fabric pockets—normally a fabric from man-made, non-woven fiber.
Some manufacturers pre-compress these coils, which makes the mattress firmer and allows for motion separation between the sides of the bed. As the springs are not wired together, they work more or less independently: the weight on one spring does not affect its neighbors. More than half the consumers who participated in a survey had chosen to buy pocket spring mattresses. Upholstery layers provide cushioning and comfort; some manufacturers call the mattress core the "support layer" and the upholstery layer the "comfort layer". The upholstery layer consists of three parts: the insulator, the middle upholstery, the quilt; the insulator separates the mattress core from the middle upholstery. It is made of fiber or mesh and is intended to keep the middle upholstery in place; the middle upholstery comprises all the material between the quilt. It is made from materials which are intended t
The United States of America known as the United States or America, is a country composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, various possessions. At 3.8 million square miles, the United States is the world's third or fourth largest country by total area and is smaller than the entire continent of Europe's 3.9 million square miles. With a population of over 327 million people, the U. S. is the third most populous country. The capital is Washington, D. C. and the largest city by population is New York City. Forty-eight states and the capital's federal district are contiguous in North America between Canada and Mexico; the State of Alaska is in the northwest corner of North America, bordered by Canada to the east and across the Bering Strait from Russia to the west. The State of Hawaii is an archipelago in the mid-Pacific Ocean; the U. S. territories are scattered about the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, stretching across nine official time zones. The diverse geography and wildlife of the United States make it one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries.
Paleo-Indians migrated from Siberia to the North American mainland at least 12,000 years ago. European colonization began in the 16th century; the United States emerged from the thirteen British colonies established along the East Coast. Numerous disputes between Great Britain and the colonies following the French and Indian War led to the American Revolution, which began in 1775, the subsequent Declaration of Independence in 1776; the war ended in 1783 with the United States becoming the first country to gain independence from a European power. The current constitution was adopted in 1788, with the first ten amendments, collectively named the Bill of Rights, being ratified in 1791 to guarantee many fundamental civil liberties; the United States embarked on a vigorous expansion across North America throughout the 19th century, acquiring new territories, displacing Native American tribes, admitting new states until it spanned the continent by 1848. During the second half of the 19th century, the Civil War led to the abolition of slavery.
By the end of the century, the United States had extended into the Pacific Ocean, its economy, driven in large part by the Industrial Revolution, began to soar. The Spanish–American War and World War I confirmed the country's status as a global military power; the United States emerged from World War II as a global superpower, the first country to develop nuclear weapons, the only country to use them in warfare, a permanent member of the United Nations Security Council. Sweeping civil rights legislation, notably the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fair Housing Act of 1968, outlawed discrimination based on race or color. During the Cold War, the United States and the Soviet Union competed in the Space Race, culminating with the 1969 U. S. Moon landing; the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 left the United States as the world's sole superpower. The United States is the world's oldest surviving federation, it is a representative democracy.
The United States is a founding member of the United Nations, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, Organization of American States, other international organizations. The United States is a developed country, with the world's largest economy by nominal GDP and second-largest economy by PPP, accounting for a quarter of global GDP; the U. S. economy is post-industrial, characterized by the dominance of services and knowledge-based activities, although the manufacturing sector remains the second-largest in the world. The United States is the world's largest importer and the second largest exporter of goods, by value. Although its population is only 4.3% of the world total, the U. S. holds 31% of the total wealth in the world, the largest share of global wealth concentrated in a single country. Despite wide income and wealth disparities, the United States continues to rank high in measures of socioeconomic performance, including average wage, human development, per capita GDP, worker productivity.
The United States is the foremost military power in the world, making up a third of global military spending, is a leading political and scientific force internationally. In 1507, the German cartographer Martin Waldseemüller produced a world map on which he named the lands of the Western Hemisphere America in honor of the Italian explorer and cartographer Amerigo Vespucci; the first documentary evidence of the phrase "United States of America" is from a letter dated January 2, 1776, written by Stephen Moylan, Esq. to George Washington's aide-de-camp and Muster-Master General of the Continental Army, Lt. Col. Joseph Reed. Moylan expressed his wish to go "with full and ample powers from the United States of America to Spain" to seek assistance in the revolutionary war effort; the first known publication of the phrase "United States of America" was in an anonymous essay in The Virginia Gazette newspaper in Williamsburg, Virginia, on April 6, 1776. The second draft of the Articles of Confederation, prepared by John Dickinson and completed by June 17, 1776, at the latest, declared "The name of this Confederation shall be the'United States of America'".
The final version of the Articles sent to the states for ratification in late 1777 contains the sentence "The Stile of this Confederacy shall be'The United States of America'". In June 1776, Thomas Jefferson wrote the phrase "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA" in all capitalized letters in the headline of his "original Rough draught" of the Declaration of Independence; this draft of the document did not surface unti
A sheet is a rectangular piece of cloth used as bedding, being placed below or above bed occupants. Bed sheets can be divided into two categories: "top" and "bottom" sheets. A bottom sheet is laid above the mattress and bed occupants lie on it, it may be either a flat sheet, or a fitted sheet, sewn in a pocket-like shape to go down over the corners of the mattress, has an elastic band around the edges of the sheet to prevent the sheet from slipping. However, this can make it more difficult to fold. Bottom sheets are standard in developed countries, they are more washable than a mattress, when used properly can protect the longevity of the mattress and provide better sanitation for bed occupants. A top sheet is a flat sheet. Blankets, duvets/comforters and other bed covers are laid over the top sheet, but because of the top sheet they do not directly touch the bed occupant. Top sheets are standard in the U. S. but much of Europe prefers to use duvet covers. A duvet cover consists of two rectangles sewn together on all but one side to create a sleeve for the duvet, which can be taken off and washed.
When no other blankets are lain atop the covered duvet, it can provide several advantages over a top sheet. First, respecting sanitation, with a top sheet the bed occupant could accidentally in the night remove the barrier between themself and the duvet. Second, for households with children, a bed with a covered duvet is easier to make: the child need only tug the corners of the duvet back towards the corners of the bed. Tucking in a top sheet before arranging the duvet is an extra step. Third, switching a duvet cover is a cheaper way to change color schemes than buying a new comforter. However, a top sheet has its own advantages. First, a tucked-in top sheet can provide a comfortable feeling of snugness that duvets cannot, as duvets are not large enough to tuck under the mattress. Second, top sheets allow a wider range of blanket choices such as quilts. Sheets are much easier to replace after being washed, because duvets can be difficult to insert into a duvet cover. Using a duvet instead of a top sheet prevents a bed user from removing blankets during the night without being without cover, whereas a top sheet provides basic coverage without insulating too much heat.
In some Asian countries, such as China, top sheets are not used. Flat sheets are used in place of fitted sheets or together with them as bottom sheets. Most families prefer to use duvet covers to cover the quilts; the term bed sheet was first used in the 15th century. Bed sheets were traditionally white and made of linen, cotton or silk, but now various colors and patterns are used. Bed sheets come in two main varieties: fitted. A flat sheet is a rectangular sheet of cloth, while a fitted sheet has its four corners, sometimes two or four sides, fitted with elastic, to be used only as a bottom sheet; the fitted sheet may be secured using a drawstring instead of elastic. The purpose of a fitted bottom sheet is to keep it from slipping off the mattress while the bed is in use. A particular way of folding and tucking while making the bed, known as "hospital corners," is sometimes used when the bottom sheet is flat rather than fitted. A flat bed sheet is overlocked around the edges to form four seams.
One of the seams is wider than the other three and helps with orienting the sheet on the mattress. The wider seam goes at the head end of the mattress. Sometimes the sides are finished with the selvedge only; when placing a flat sheet on a bed, the manufacturer has designed the printed side to be softer, thus it should be placed on the bed printed side "down". When folding back the covers, this allows the printed side to show, for aesthetic purposes; when one makes a bed, the patterned or monogrammed side of the top sheet is placed facing down and the top edge is folded towards the foot of the bed, exposing the design. In the US and Canada, sheets are sold in a four-piece set consisting of a fitted sheet, a flat sheet and two pillowcases. In China, a four-piece set consists of a duvet cover, two pillowcases and either a fitted or flat sheet. Fitted Sheets are gaining popularity due to ease of use. Use of good quality elastic make fitted sheets durable. Cotton and cotton blends dominate the market.
The most common blend being polyester. Cotton provides a soft hand, while polyester adds durability and wrinkle resistance. Other common fibers used in the manufacturing of bed sheets include linen, silk and bamboo rayon and polypropylene. Polypropylene is a hypoallergenic spun-bound material produced at a low cost and used in emergency shelters or hospitals as disposable sheeting; the quality of bed sheets is conveyed by the thread count—the number of threads per square inch of material. In general, the higher the thread count, the softer the sheet, but the weave and type of thread may affect the "hand" of the material so that a sheet with a lower thread count may be softer than one with a higher count. Yarn quality plays a part in the look and feel of sheets, as finer yarns tend to create a finer sheet fabric; the ply plays a role in how heavy the sheet feels. Ply represents. A 2 ply 300 thread count sheet will feel heavier than a single ply 600 thread count sheet; the most common constructions are muslin, sateen and knitted jersey.
In a plain weave the warp and weft cross each other one at a time, sateen, has multi
Popular Science is an American quarterly magazine carrying popular science content, which refers to articles for the general reader on science and technology subjects. Popular Science has won over 58 awards, including the American Society of Magazine Editors awards for its journalistic excellence in both 2003 and 2004. With roots beginning in 1872, Popular Science has been translated into over 30 languages and is distributed to at least 45 countries; the Popular Science Monthly, as the publication was called, was founded in May 1872 by Edward L. Youmans to disseminate scientific knowledge to the educated layman. Youmans had worked as an editor for the weekly Appleton's Journal and persuaded them to publish his new journal. Early issues were reprints of English periodicals; the journal became an outlet for writings and ideas of Charles Darwin, Thomas Henry Huxley, Louis Pasteur, Henry Ward Beecher, Charles Sanders Peirce, William James, Thomas Edison, John Dewey and James McKeen Cattell. William Jay Youmans, Edward's brother, helped found Popular Science Monthly in 1872 and was an editor as well.
He became editor-in-chief on Edward's death in 1887. The publisher, D. Appleton & Company, was forced for economic reasons to sell the journal in 1900. James McKeen Cattell became the editor in 1900 and the publisher in 1901. Cattell continued publishing articles for educated readers. By 1915 the readership was publishing a science journal was a financial challenge. In a September 1915 editorial, Cattell related these difficulties to his readers and announced that the Popular Science Monthly name had been "transferred" to a group that wanted the name for a general audience magazine, a publication which fit the name better; the existing journal would continue the academic tradition as Scientific Monthly. Existing subscribers would remain subscribed under the new name. Scientific Monthly was published until 1958; the Modern Publishing Company acquired the Popular Science Monthly name. This company had purchased Electrician and Mechanic magazine in 1914 and over the next two years merged several magazines together into a science magazine for a general audience.
The magazine had a series of name changes: Modern Electrics and Mechanics, Popular Electricity and Modern Mechanics, Modern Mechanics and World's Advance, before the publishers purchased the name Popular Science Monthly. The October 1915 issue was titled World's Advance; the volume number was that of Popular Science but the content was that of World's Advance. The new editor was a former editor of Scientific American; the change in Popular Science Monthly was dramatic. The old version was a scholarly journal. There would be ten to illustrations; the new version had hundreds of short, easy to read articles with hundreds of illustrations. Editor Kaempffert was writing for "the home craftsman and hobbyist who wanted to know something about the world of science." The circulation doubled in the first year. From the mid-1930s to the 1960s, the magazine featured fictional stories of Gus Wilson's Model Garage, centered on car problems. An annual review of changes to the new model year cars ran in 1940 and'41, but did not return after the war until 1954.
It continued until the mid-1970s when the magazine reverted to publishing the new models over multiple issues as information became available. From 1935 to 1949, the magazine sponsored a series of short films, produced by Jerry Fairbanks and released by Paramount Pictures. From July 1952 to December 1989, Popular Science carried Roy Doty's Wordless Workshop as a regular feature. From July 1969 to May 1989, the cover and table of contents carried the subtitle, "The What's New Magazine." The cover removed the subtitle the following month and the contents page removed it in February 1990. In 1983, the magazine introduced a new logo using the ITC Avant Garde font, which it used until late 1995. Within the next 11 years, its font changed 4 times. In 2009, the magazine used a new font for its logo, used until the January 2014 issue. In 2014, Popular Science sported a new look and introduced a new logo for the first time in 8 years, complete with a major overhaul of its articles; the Popular Science Publishing Company, which the magazine bears its name, was acquired in 1967 by the Los Angeles-based Times Mirror Company.
In 2000, Times Mirror merged with the Chicago-based Tribune Company, which sold the Times Mirror magazines to Time Inc. the following year. On January 25, 2007, Time Warner sold this magazine, along with 17 other special interest magazines, to Bonnier Magazine Group. On September 24, 2008, Australian publishing company Australian Media Properties launched a local version of Popular Science, it is a monthly magazine, like its American counterpart, uses content from the American version of the magazine as well as local material. Australian Media Properties launched www.popsci.com.au at the same time, a localised version of the Popular Science website. In January 2016, Popular Science switched to bi-monthly publication after 144 years of monthly publication. In April 2016 it was announced, it was announced that he would remain on staff as an editor-at-large. In September 2018, Popular Science switched to quarterly publication indicating future subscription prices will be increased. Popular Science is headquartered in New York.
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Stranger in a Strange Land
Stranger in a Strange Land is a 1961 science fiction novel by American author Robert A. Heinlein, it tells the story of Valentine Michael Smith, a human who comes to Earth in early adulthood after being born on the planet Mars and raised by Martians. The novel explores his interaction with—and eventual transformation of—Terran culture; the title "Stranger in a Strange Land" is an allusion to the phrase in Exodus 2:22. According to Heinlein, the novel's working title was The Heretic. In 1991, three years after Heinlein's death, his widow, Virginia Heinlein, arranged to have the original unedited manuscript published. Critics disagree about which version is superior, though Heinlein preferred the original manuscript and described the edited version as "telegraphese". In 2012, the US Library of Congress named it one of 88 "Books that Shaped America"; the story focuses on a human raised on Mars and his adaptation to, understanding of, humans and their culture. It is set in a post-Third World War United States, where organized religions are politically powerful.
There is a World Federation of Free Nations, including the demilitarized U. S. with a world government supported by Special Service troops. A manned expedition is mounted to visit the planet Mars. A second expedition 25 years finds a single survivor, Valentine Michael Smith. Smith was born on the spacecraft and was raised by the Martians, he is ordered by the Martians to accompany the returning expedition. Because Smith is unaccustomed to the conditions on Earth, he is confined at Bethesda Hospital, where having never seen a human female, he is attended by male staff only. Seeing this restriction as a challenge, Nurse Gillian Boardman eludes the guards and goes in to see Smith. By sharing a glass of water with him, she inadvertently becomes his first female "water brother", considered a profound relationship by the Martians. Gillian tells reporter Ben Caxton, about her experience with Smith. Ben explains that as heir to the entire exploration party, Smith is wealthy, following a legal precedent set during the colonisation of the Moon, he could be considered owner of Mars itself.
His arrival on Earth has prompted a political power struggle. Ben persuades her to bug Smith's room and publishes stories to bait the government into releasing him. Ben is seized by the government, Gillian persuades Smith to leave the hospital with her; when government agents catch up with them, Smith makes the agents vanish is so shocked by Gillian's terrified reaction that he enters a semblance of catatonia. Gillian, remembering Ben's earlier suggestion, conveys Smith to Jubal Harshaw, a famous author, a physician and a lawyer. Smith continues to demonstrate psychic abilities and superhuman intelligence, coupled with a childlike naïveté; when Harshaw tries to explain religion to him, Smith understands the concept of God only as "one who groks", which includes every extant organism. This leads him to express the Martian concept of life as the phrase "Thou art God", although he knows this is a bad translation. Many other human concepts such as war and jealousy are strange to him, while the idea of an afterlife is a fact he takes for granted because Martian society is directed by "Old Ones", the spirits of Martians who have "discorporated".
It is customary for loved ones and friends to eat the bodies of the dead, in a rite similar to Holy Communion. Harshaw arranges freedom for Smith and recognition that human law, which would have granted ownership of Mars to Smith, has no applicability to a planet inhabited by intelligent life. Still inexhaustibly wealthy, now free to travel, Smith becomes a celebrity and is feted by the Earth's elite, he investigates many religions, including the Fosterite Church of the New Revelation, a populist megachurch wherein sexuality, alcohol consumption, similar activities are allowed encouraged, only considered "sinning" when not under church auspices. The Church of the New Revelation is organized in a complexity of initiatory levels: an outer circle, open to the public; the Church takes violent action against those who oppose it. Smith has a brief career as a magician in a carnival, where he and Gillian befriend the show's tattooed lady, an "eternally saved" Fosterite named Patricia Paiwonski. Smith starts a Martian-influenced "Church of All Worlds" combining elements of the Fosterite cult with Western esotericism, whose members learn the Martian language and thus acquire psychokinetic abilities.
The church is besieged by Fosterites for practicing "blasphemy", the church building is destroyed. Smith is arrested by the police, but escapes and returns to his followers explaining to Jubal that his gigantic fortune has been bequeathed to the Church. With that wealth and their new abilities, Church members will be able to re-organize human societies and cultures; those who cannot or will not learn Smith's methods will die out, leaving Homo superior. Incidentally, this may save Earth from eventual destruction by the Martians, who were responsible for the destruction of the fifth planet, eons ago. Smith is killed by a mob raised against him by the Fosterites. From the afterlife, he speaks to grief-stricken Jubal, to dissuade him from suicide. Having consumed a small portion of Smith's remains in keeping with Martian custom and some of the Churc