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In A Time Of Monsters

Author : Emma Sky
ISBN : 9781786495617
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Returning to the UK in September 2010 after serving in Iraq as the political adviser to the top American general, Emma Sky felt no sense of homecoming. She soon found herself back in the Middle East travelling through a region in revolt. In A Time of Monsters bears witness to the demands of young people for dignity and justice during the Arab Spring; the inability of sclerotic regimes to reform; the descent of Syria into civil war; the rise of the Islamic State; and the flight of refugees to Europe. With deep empathy for its people and an extensive understanding of the Middle East, Sky makes a complex region more comprehensible. A great storyteller and observational writer, Sky also reveals the ties that bind the Middle East to the West and how blowback from our interventions in the region contributed to the British vote to leave the European Union and to the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.

Monster Of Monsters Mummy Bandages Of Time Fantasy Science Fiction Horror Flash Fiction 6

Author : Kristie Lynn Higgins
Genre : Fiction
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Monster of Monsters- Mummy: Bandages Of Time Type: Flash Fiction and the word count is about 330 words This short-short story in the Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Horror Flash Fiction series visits a Brown Deliveries person as they make their first delivery in a very interesting Basement Level where a mummy is not the only thing lurking there. New to Flash Fiction? Flash Fiction are very very short books to tickle your fancy. They are a great way to see a writer's style and be introduced to the worlds they create and envision. My novels, novellas, short stories, and flash fiction range from science fiction, fantasy, action-adventure, horror with elements of mystery, thriller, suspense, dark fantasy, gothic, a mix of fairy tales, legends, and epic fantasy. Explore my worlds of magic, tech, werewolf, sword and sorcery, killer robots, UFO, witches, dragon baby, undead, demented games, vampires, villains, flying saucers, post-apocalyptic, dungeons and dragons, werewolves, ghosts, mummies, assassins, monsters, androids, leviathan, dystopian adventure, aliens, curse of the mummy, mutants, warlocks, dragon riders, sorcerer, superheroes, dystopia society, zombies, mutant creatures, warriors, sorceress, apocalyptic adventures, pharaoh king, etc.

Emblematic Monsters

Author : Alan W. Bates
ISBN : 9042018623
Genre : History
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Emblematic Monsters is a social history of monstrous births as seen through popular print, scholarly books and the proceedings of learned societies.

Foucault S Monsters And The Challenge Of Law

Author : Alex Sharpe
ISBN : 9781135182656
Genre : Law
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In contrast to other figures generated within social theory for thinking about outsiders, such as Rene Girard’s ‘scapegoat’ and Zygmunt Bauman’s ‘stranger’, Foucault’s Monsters and the Challenge of Law suggests that the figure of ‘the monster’ offers greater analytical precision and explanatory power in relation to understanding the processes whereby outsiders are constituted. The book draws on Michel Foucault’s theoretical and historical treatment of the category of the monster, in which the monster is regarded as the effect of a double breach: of law and nature. For Foucault, the monster does not simply refer to a particular kind of morphological or psychological irregularity; for the body or psyche in question must also pose a threat to the categorical structure of law. In chronological terms, Foucault moves from a preoccupation with the bestial human in the Middle Ages to a concern over Siamese or conjoined twins in the Renaissance period, and ultimately to a focus on the hermaphrodite in the Classical Age. But, although Foucault’s theoretical framework for understanding the monster is affirmed here, this book's study of an English legal history of the category ‘monster’ challenges some of Foucault’s historical claims. In addition to considering this legal history, the book also addresses the contemporary relevance of Foucault’s theoretical framework. Structured around Foucault’s archetypes and the category crises they represent – admixed embryos, conjoined twins and transsexuals – the book analyses their challenge to current distinctions between human and animal, male and female, and the idea of the ‘proper’ legal subject as a single embodied mind. These contemporary figures, like the monsters of old, are shown to threaten the rigidity and binary structure of a law that still struggles to accommodate them.

For The Love Of Monsters

Author : Editor: LB Goddard
ISBN : 9780557051939
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16 tales of terror.

The Nature Of Monsters

Author : Clare Clark
ISBN : 0547542763
Genre : Fiction
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A pregnant teenager discovers her employer’s sinister secrets in an eighteenth-century London that “feels alive and intense, magnificently raw” (The New York Times Book Review). 1666: The Great Fire of London sweeps through the streets and a heavily pregnant woman flees the flames. A few months later she gives birth to a child disfigured by a red birthmark. 1718: Sixteen-year-old Eliza Tally sees the gleaming dome of St. Paul’s Cathedral rising above a rebuilt city. She arrives as an apothecary’s maid, a position hastily arranged to shield the father of her unborn child from scandal. But why is the apothecary so eager to welcome her when he already has a maid, a half-wit named Mary? Why is Eliza never allowed to look her veiled master in the face or go into the study where he pursues his experiments? It is only on her visits to the Huguenot bookseller who supplies her master’s scientific tomes that she realizes the nature of his obsession. And she knows she has to act to save not just the child but Mary and herself. This ebook includes a sample chapter of Beautiful Lies.

American Monsters

Author : Linda S. Godfrey
ISBN : 9781101625286
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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From pre-Columbian legends to modern-day eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive guide covers the history, sightings and lore surrounding the most mysterious monsters in America—including Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and more. Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and thunderbirds aren’t just figments of our overactive imaginations—according to thousands of eyewitnesses, they exist, in every corner of the United States. Throughout America’s history, shocked onlookers have seen unbelievable creatures of every stripe—from sea serpents to apelike beings, giant bats to monkeymen—in every region. Author, investigator, and creature expert Linda S. Godfrey brings the same fearless reporting she lent to Real Wolfmen to this essential guide, using historical record, present-day news reports, and eyewitness interviews to examine this hidden menagerie of America’s homegrown beasts.

In Search Of Monsters

Author : Josh Covington
ISBN : 9780557200191
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Hitmen. Zombies. Private Eyes. Magicians. Strangers that disappear in the night. You'll find them all here in In Search of Monsters, the debut of collection of short fiction from Josh Covington.Just a few stories featured in this collection:Darkness Unrelenting – Eddie Nystrom has suffered from headaches all his life—deep, piercing headaches that make him do things he normally wouldn't do...Happiness Is a Warm Gun – A washed up detective searches for a killer across a small town while running from his own demons and sleeping with only a rusty Smith and Wesson for comfort.The Crater Road Madman – To the town of Ashdown, Delmer Rainey's madness is legendary. But when his wife goes missing, will the truth finally be revealed?13A – At 8:41 on a Tuesday morning, Gerald sets out to steal his neighbor’s newspaper. He ends up becoming caught in the strangest day of his life…

A Study Of Monsters

Author : Quixote Merillees
ISBN : 9781612040899
Genre : Fiction
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Small-town America, no gangs, no graffiti, but the all-white kids are ankle deep in drugs and kinky sex. Fear is palpable, and a hot-tempered deputy learns the town is suffering under a power clique with a depraved indifference to human life. Local police

The Science Of Monsters

Author : Matt Kaplan
ISBN : 9781472101167
Genre : Science
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Modern audiences do not find dragons frightening. Fascinating as mythical creatures, yes, but terrifying, no. Yet, present them with a story about a virus that can kill a healthy adult in hours and they will have nightmares for weeks. The difference between the two is believability. Monsters are at their most frightening when they carry characteristics that tie them to the real world in some way. Preposterous as they might seem today, dragons were no different in ancient times. Humans long ago stumbled upon skeletons that had sharp teeth and talon-like claws. These fossils were real and some were frighteningly large. Those who looked at them could only guess at how dangerous the animals that they belonged to must have been. From such interactions, dragons were born. Yet, in spite of ample physical evidence that dragons existed, none were ever seen in the flesh. Dragon bones were ultimately proven to be the bones of huge predatory dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus Rex, but before the mystery was solved, they were the makings of frightening beasts that managed to evade human sight by lurking deep within the shadows of the wild. The Science of Monsters will explore monsters that have haunted humanity throughout the ages, from Medusa to sea serpents, giants, and vampires. In each chapter Kaplan uses scientific principles, current research, and his thorough knowledge of the natural world to explain why specific monsters came to be and what it was about them that was so terrifying to the people who brought them to life.

The Monster In The Machine

Author : Zakiya Hanafi
ISBN : 0822325683
Genre : History
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DIVA study of monstrosity and baroque poetics in the cultural context of 17-century Italy./div

Hudibras In Three Parts Written In The Time Of The Late Wars By Samuel Butler With Annotations And A Complete Index

Author : Samuel Butler
ISBN : BML:37001101587884
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Demigods And Monsters

Author : Rick Riordan
ISBN : 9781937856373
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Which Greek god makes the best parent? Would you want to be one of Artemis’ Hunters? Why do so many monsters go into retail? Spend a little more time in Percy Jackson’s world—a place where the gods bike among us, monsters man snack bars, and each of us has the potential to become a hero. Find out: Why Dionysus might actually be the best director Camp Half-Blood could have How to recognize a monster when you see one Why even if we aren’t facing manticores and minotaurs, reading myth can still help us deal with the scary things in our own lives Plus, consult our glossary of people, places, and things from Greek myth: how Medusa got her snake hair extensions, why Chiron isn’t into partying and paintball like the rest of his centaur family, and the whole story on Percy’s mythical namesake.

Speaking Of Monsters

Author : Caroline Joan S. Picart
ISBN : 9781137101495
Genre : Social Science
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Employing a range of approaches to examine how "monster-talk" pervades not only popular culture but also public policy through film and other media, this book is a "one-stop shop" of sorts for students and instructors employing various approaches and media in the study of "teratologies," or discourses of the monstrous.

Chuang Tzu For Spiritual Transformation

Author : Robert Elliott Allinson
ISBN : 0887069673
Genre : Religion
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This book offers a fundamentally new interpretation of the philosophy of the Chuang-Tzu. It is the first full-length work of its kind which argues that a deep level cognitive structure exists beneath an otherwise random collection of literary anecdotes, cryptic sayings, and dark allusions. The author carefully analyzes myths, legends, monstrous characters, paradoxes, parables and linguistic puzzles as strategically placed techniques for systematically tapping and channeling the spiritual dimensions of the mind. Allinson takes issue with commentators who have treated the Chuang-Tzu as a minor foray into relativism. Chapter titles are re-translated, textual fragments are relocated, and inauthentic, outer miscellaneous chapters are carefully separated from the transformatory message of the authentic, inner chapters. Each of the inner chapters is shown to be a building block to the next so that they can only be understood as forming a developmental sequence. In the end, the reader is presented with a clear, consistent and coherent view of the Chuang-Tzu that is more in accord with its stature as a major philosophical work.

Circle Time For Emotional Literacy

Author : Sue Roffey
ISBN : 1446224406
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Emotional literacy has become an important issue in schools, and the ethos behind Circle Time is complementary to the thinking behind this. The Social, Emotional and Behavioural Skills curriculum (SEBS) is being established in schools, and it is recognised as contributing to a positive and successful school environment. Offering many new ideas and activities to try out in Circle Time, this book covers: - why your school needs Circle Time - how you go about starting Circle Time in your school - the underlying philosophy and basic rules - he role of the teacher as facilitator - how you make it work - what to do if language and attention issues are problematic - how to tackle common problems that can occur The activities look at promoting listening and attention skills, self-awareness and self-esteem, class cohesion and empathy, co-operation and friendship skills.

Dark Revelations The Role Playing Game Monster Manual

Author : Chris Constantin
ISBN : 9780994005533
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Dark Revelations - The Role Playing Game - Monster Manual & Book of Danger The Hodgepocalypse is not a safe place to be and this book tells you why. Almost 300 monsters to use with your adventures.

Of Men And Monsters

Author : William Tenn
ISBN : 9780575129290
Genre : Fiction
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Giant, technologically superior aliens have conquered Earth, but humankind survives - even flourishes in a way. Men and women live, like mice, in burrows in the massive walls of the huge homes of the aliens, and scurry about under their feet, stealing from them. A complex social and religious order has evolved, with women preserving knowledge and working as healers, and men serving as warriors and thieves. For the aliens, men and women are just a nuisance, nothing more than vermin. Which, ironically, may just be humankind's strength and point the way forward.

Biology Of Gila Monsters And Beaded Lizards

Author : Daniel David Beck
ISBN : 0520243579
Genre : Nature
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"This is the first comprehensive treatment of the biology of the Monstersauria in nearly 50 years, during which time our knowledge has increased dramatically. It gives the reader an unprecedented opportunity to understand the evolution, ecology, and behavior of gila monsters and beaded lizards, as well as insights into folklore, venom, and threats to the existence of these fabled animals."--William Cooper , Indiana University-Purdue University at Fort Wayne "Beck is the foremost authority on these animals and has published extensively on them. He provides a highly readable and fascinating summary of their biology."--Jonathan Campbell, author of Venomous Reptiles of Latin America

The Monster Hunter In Modern Popular Culture

Author : Heather L. Duda
ISBN : 9780786451876
Genre : Social Science
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As monsters in popular media have evolved and grown more complex, so have those who take on the job of stalking and staking them. This book examines the evolution of the contemporary monster hunter from Bram Stoker’s Abraham Van Helsing to today’s non-traditional monster hunters such as Blade, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Watchmen. Critically surveying a diverse range of books, films, television shows, and graphic novels, this study reveals how the monster hunter began as a white, upper-class, educated male and became everything from a vampire to a teenage girl with supernatural powers. Now often resembling the monsters they’ve vowed to conquer, modern characters occupy a gray area where the battle is often with their own inner natures as much as with the “evil” they fight.

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