This Young Monster


Author: Charlie Fox
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781910695357
Category: Art, Modern
Page: 280
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This Young Monster is a hallucinatory celebration of artists who raise hell, transform their bodies, anger their elders and show their audience dark, disturbing things. What does it mean to be a freak? Why might we be wise to think of the present as a time of monstrosity? And how does the concept of the monster irradiate our thinking about queerness, disability, children and adolescents? From Twin Peaks to Leigh Bowery, Harmony Korine to Alice in Wonderland, This Young Monster gets high on a whole range of riotous art as its voice and form shape-shift, all in the name of dealing with the strange wonders of what Nabokov once called 'monsterhood'. Ready or not, here they come...

Buch der Wolken


Author: Chloe Aridjis
Publisher: Edition Nautilus
ISBN: 3960540329
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Eine junge mexikanische Jüdin, ein alter Historiker und ein ehemaliger Ameisenzeichner und Wolkenspezialist treffen aufeinander – und die Konturen der Welt beginnen sich aufzulösen. Tatiana hat es eher zufällig aus Mexiko-Stadt nach Berlin verschlagen. Empfindsam für historisch belastete Orte wie für Wetterphänomene, durchstreift sie auf einsamen Spaziergängen die Stadt und beginnt schließlich, die Notizen des Stadthistorikers Weiss zu transkribieren. Über ihn trifft sie auf den Meteorologen Jonas Krantz, der schon als Kind in der DDR in der Flüchtigkeit der Wolken über Berlin Trost fand. Doch jeder der drei ist für eine Freundschaft zu spröde, und lebendiger als die Menschen, denen Tatiana begegnet, sind für sie die Geister Berlins: Von einer überfüllten U- Bahn, in der Hitler als alte Frau verkleidet erscheint, über eine unterirdische Kegelbahn der Gestapo, an deren Wände Spielstände aus längst vergangenen Partien angeschrieben sind, bis zu einem unerklärlichen Nebel, der alles verschluckt, führt uns Chloe Aridjis durch eine unruhige Stadt und verwischt die Linien zwischen Wirklichkeit und Vorstellung. Mit traumlogischem Surrealismus lässt Buch der Wolken uns spüren, dass Städte, genau wie Menschen, ihrer Vergangenheit nicht entkommen können.

Sieben Minuten nach Mitternacht

Roman - (Textausgabe)
Author: Patrick Ness,Siobhan Dowd
Publisher: Goldmann Verlag
ISBN: 3641135079
Category: Fiction
Page: 224
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Ein zutiefst bewegender Roman über den Umgang mit dem Verlust eines geliebten Menschen Es ist sieben Minuten nach Mitternacht. Wie jede Nacht erwartet Conor den Alptraum, der ihn quält, seit seine Mutter unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt ist. Doch diesmal begegnet er einem Wesen, das seine geheimsten Ängste zu kennen scheint. Und schon bald begreift Conor, dass es der einzige Freund ist, der ihm in den Stunden der Not zur Seite steht. Denn er wird zerrissen von der einen Frage, die er nicht einmal zu denken wagt. Darf er seine Mutter, die er über alles liebt, loslassen? Oder muss er es sogar, um nicht selbst verloren zu sein?

The Second Evolution

Advent of the Third Cerebral Hemisphere
Author: Justin Petrillo
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 059519415X
Category: Fiction
Page: 316
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Welcome to the Second Evolution. Richard Sessions, M.D. has taken the wonder of Genetic Engineering to its ultimate limit.Due to his brilliance, no longer must a fetus pass through a womans Pelvic Brim, which has limited the size of the Human Brain for 25 million years. He has also made obsolete the contributions of a potential Father. The Fathers genetic contribution has now been replaced with Syntail, a mass-produced synthetic sperm. Through this knowledge, the two genetic offspring of the Second Evolution, Glass and Echo, have arrived. These twin offspring of this fateful combination alone possess the Third Cerebral Hemisphere, which they use to supply Dr. Sessions with new and terrible miracles. But the Doctor receives a deadly omen one night; he receives the Death List, the list that the Grim Reaper uses to kill all the people who are slated to die each day. Dr. Sessions sees his own name on this portentous list and formulates a plan to stop the Grim Reaper from executing his obligations and thereby attempts to lengthen his stay on this lonely planet. A supernatural battle begins with the Grim Reapers attempt to reconstruct the Life Thread; the slender filament that the Grim Reapers massive Scythe severs to terminate his victims. Alexandra Morrow, a lawyer whose name is just before Dr. Sessions on the Death List, is caught in between these two combatants in a surreal plan of Deception, Terror, and Murder. Who will win&?

Am liebsten mag ich Monster


Author: Emil Ferris
Publisher: Panini
ISBN: 3736737017
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 418
View: 1946

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Die zehnjährige Karen Reyes führt ein ganz besonderes Tagebuch: Neben ihren Alltagsbeobachtungen zeichnet sie Monster aus Trash-Horrorfilmen und alten Pulp-Magazinen. So bewältigt sie ihren Alltag in den USA der 1960er-Jahre und sammelt Spuren und Hinweise, die zur Aufklärung des Mordes an ihrer Nachbarin Anka Silverberg beitragen sollen. Emil Ferris verarbeitet in Am liebsten mag ich Monster ihre eigene Vorliebe für Horror-B-Movies und Grusel- Groschenhefte und bettet dies in eine Geschichte ein, die die sozialen Spannungen im Chicago der 1960er Jahre mit einer Geschichte des Erwachsenwerdens verknüpft. Fantastisches Artwork! Für den Hugo Award nominiert! Der Überraschungserfolg aus den USA!

Terrorism: The first or anarchist wave


Author: David C. Rapoport
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9780415316514
Category: Terrorism
Page: 472
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Takes a chronological approach to provide a history of modern rebel or non-state terror. In addition to articles in academic journals the collection includes discussions, statements and government documents.

Emblematic Monsters

Unnatural Conceptions and Deformed Births in Early Modern Europe
Author: Alan W. Bates
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9789042018624
Category: History
Page: 334
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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.

This Little Monster


Author: Ladybird
Publisher: Ladybird Books
ISBN: 9781409308393
Category: Board books
Page: 10
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This little monster's name is Bosh. Give his squishy nose a squash! Babies and toddlers will love the touch-and-feels, bright colours and jaunty rhymes in this book.

Super Hot Jokes For Cool Kids!


Author: Various Authors
Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books
ISBN: 1780553447
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 263
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"Did you hear the joke about the oak tree? It's acorny one." With over 400 hand-picked jokes in this mega collection, there's plenty to inspire and delight any young comedian. Puns, knock-knock and doctor-doctor jokes abound - but rest assured it's not all corny. Bring out your ghoulish side with a collection of spooky jokes or be blown out of this world by a collection of hilarious astronaut antics. Your friends and family will cry with laughter!

Prisoner of the Turnip Heads

Horror, Hunger and Humour in Hong Kong 1941-1945
Author: George Wright-Nooth
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 0850524156
Category: History
Page: 288
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As a police officer in pre-war colonial Hong Kong, George Wright-Nooth was studying for his Chinese language exams when the Japanese invaded on Christmas Day, 1941. He spent the next four years incarcerated in the Japanese Military Internment Camp at Stanley. Daily life became marked by hunger and appalling suffering at the hands of the guards. He regularly witnessed death and torture, and his account of a multiple execution by sword is as moving and horrific as anything one is ever likely to read. While many of his fellow prisoners cracked beneath the terror of such atrocities, the author repaid such treatment with subversive activities, such as the running of secret radios, and the smuggling of food and messages to and from some of those held by the dreaded Japanese Gendarmerie. Perhaps most remarkably of all, the author kept a diary throughout his incarceration which, miraculously, was never discovered by his captors.

How Firm a Foundation

A Novel in the Safehold Series (#5)
Author: David Weber
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1429983000
Category: Fiction
Page: 608
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In David Weber's How Firm a Foundation, the fifth book in the Safehold series, the Charisian Empire, born in war, has always known it must fight for its very survival. What most of its subjects don't know even now, however, is how much more it's fighting for. Emperor Cayleb, Empress Sharleyan, Merlin Athrawes, and their innermost circle of most trusted advisers do know. And because they do, they know the penalty if they lose will be far worse than their own deaths and the destruction of all they know and love. For five years, Charis has survived all the Church of God Awaiting and the corrupt men who control it have thrown at the island empire. The price has been high and paid in blood. Despite its chain of hard-fought naval victories, Charis is still on the defensive. It can hold its own at sea, but if it is to survive, it must defeat the Church upon its own ground. Yet how does it invade the mainland and take the war to a foe whose population outnumbers its own fifteen to one? How does it prevent that massive opponent from rebuilding its fleets and attacking yet again? Charis has no answer to those questions, but needs to find one...quickly. The Inquisition's brutal torture and hideous executions are claiming more and more innocent lives. Its agents are fomenting rebellion against the only mainland realms sympathetic to Charis. Religious terrorists have been dispatched to wreak havoc against the Empire's subjects. Assassins stalk the Emperor and Empress, their allies and advisers, and an innocent young boy, not yet eleven years old, whose father has already been murdered. And Merlin Athrawes, the cybernetic avatar of a young woman a thousand years dead, has finally learned what sleeps beneath the far-off Temple in the Church of God Awaiting's city of Zion. The men and women fighting for human freedom and tolerance have built a foundation for their struggle in the Empire of Charis with their own blood, but will that foundation be firm enough to survive? Safehold Series 1. Off Armageddon Reef 2. By Schism Rent Asunder 3. By Heresies Distressed 4. A Mighty Fortress 5. How Firm A Foundation 6. Midst Toil and Tribulation 7. Like A Mighty Army 8. Hell's Foundations Quiver 9. At the Sign of Triumph At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Spider Woman Walks This Land

Traditional Cultural Properties and the Navajo Nation
Author: Kelli Carmean
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759116636
Category: Social Science
Page: 200
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Carmean's book focuses on traditional cultural properties and cultural resource management among native people in the United States. Describing her work with the Navajo Nation, she examines the specific geographical locations and landforms that contain significant cultural and/or religious meaning to the Navajo people. She outlines how the cultural value of the sacred geography can be in direct opposition to the need to modernize, including building roads, power lines, housing, and a variety of natural resource extraction activities that can earn much-needed money for the tribe. The book describes the legal process through which traditional cultural properties are managed during federal undertakings. Carmean outlines the dilemma of 'sustainability' common to many traditional societies as well as to the Navajo Nation, as they undergo the tremendous cultural changes that accompany industrialization and seek a balance between continuity and change. It is written as an accessible text for undergraduates, and for an interested general public.

Savannah's Black First Ladies, Vol. I

The Past, Present, and Future
Author: Pamela Howard-Oglesby,Brenda L. Roberts
Publisher: Brenda L Roberts
ISBN: 1432731122
Category: Self-Help
Page: 122
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Praise for Savannah's Black "First Ladies" "The women [profiled here] are valuable role models for women, young and old, to admire and emulate. It should be required reading for any participants in a program working with young women in Savannah and the surrounding area." -Otis S. Johnson, PhD., Mayor, City of Savannah "I found it to be informational, invigorating, and inspiring. It gives me the courage to take the high road in spite of challenges." -Annie P. Wimbish, Ed.D, Superintendent of Schools, Hattiesburg, MS "These compelling stories are inspiring and will serve to encourage women, especially little African-American girls, to embrace their personal power and forge forward." -Bernetta Bryant Anderson, President, Hudson Hill Community The phrase "never been done before" wasn't a roadblock for the women profiled in Savannah's Black First Ladies, Vol. 1. This remarkable collection of short biographies recognizes African-American women in Savannah, Georgia, who were pioneers in their chosen professions. You'll meet educators, police officers, politicians, doctors, and others who went where no one had gone before; in many cases, their professions were closed to women. The trials and tribulations that these women endured to fulfill their calling is a true testimony of their perseverance and strength. They chose not to give up or give in, but to press forward and see their dreams come to fruition-and in so doing, helped open doors for the generations of African-American women that followed.

Monster Slayer


Author: Robert Scott
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0786038578
Category: True Crime
Page: 320
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The true story of a serial killer’s four-year rampage in the deserts of New Mexico from the New York Times–bestselling author of Shattered Innocence. For four years a murderous fiend spread terror throughout the deserts of Shiprock, New Mexico. The nightmare began on Thanksgiving 1996, when two young men were stabbed and slashed to death in an alleged attempt to cover up a robbery. Next, a woman was subjected to a grotesque sexual assault—but somehow managed to escape with her life. Donald Tsosie wasn’t so lucky. After leaving a local watering hole, he was savagely bludgeoned, stabbed, and left to die. On June 9, 2000, Betty Lee was stabbed and then slain with a sledgehammer after being stripped of her clothing. Justice finally arrived in the form of county detectives Bob Melton and Tyler Truby, whose investigation zeroed in on hulking, hate-ridden Robert “Bobby” Fry, a misfit with a taste for brutality. Aided by Navajo trackers, authorities conducted a sleepless two-and-a-half-day manhunt to bag the killer before the trail went cold. Then, like the Hero Twins of local legend, they brought a monster’s murderous rampage to an end. Includes 16 pages of shocking photos! “Intriguing.” —Tony Hillerman

The Pollen Path

A Collection of Navajo Myths
Author: N.A
Publisher: Kiva Publishing
ISBN: 9781885772091
Category: Social Science
Page: 205
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Originally published in 1956, this classic volume presents the essence of the Navajo Way, its stories and traditions. The stories are complemented by Navajo artist Andy Tsihnajinnie's line drawings, Dr. Joseph Henderson's psychological commentary, and Linle's first-hand observations of Navajo ceremonial life.

DIY Programming and Book Displays

How to Stretch Your Programming Without Stretching Your Budget and Staff
Author: Amanda Moss Struckmeyer,Svetha Hetzler
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598844726
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 213
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This manual guides librarians in creating simple, affordable, ready-to-use activities for children, 'tweens, teens, and families, with enough material for a full year of programs. * Month-by-month organization, with two programs per month * Plenty of reproducibles to help librarians get DIY stations up and running in no time * Photographs or illustrations beginning each chapter * A thematic, annotated booklist for each chapter

The White Queen


Author: Philippa Gregory
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1847377653
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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The tale of one woman's ambitious ascent to royalty during the Wars of the Roses and the unsolved mystery around her sons' imprisonment in the Tower The first in a stunning new series, The Cousins War, is set amid the tumult and intrigue of The War of the Roses. Internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings this family drama to colourful life through its women, beginning with the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen The White Queen tells the story of a common woman who ascends to royalty by virtue of her beauty, a woman who rises to the demands of her position and fights tenaciously for the success of her family, a woman whose two sons become the central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the Princes in the Tower whose fate remains unknown to this day. From her uniquely qualified perspective, Philippa Gregory explores the most famous unsolved mystery, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills. *'Gregory brings to life the sights, smells and textures of 16th-century England' Kate Mosse, Financial Times * 'It would be hard to make history more entertaining, lively or engaging' Sunday Express * 'Queen of the historical novel' Mail on Sunday