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Book The Truths of Monsters

Download or read book The Truths of Monsters written by Ildikó Limpár and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-03-18 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As monster theory highlights, monsters are cultural symbols, guarding the borders that society creates to protect its values and norms. Adolescence is the time when one explores and aims at crossing borders to learn the rules of the culture that one will fit into as an adult. Exploring the roles of monsters in coming-of-age narratives and the need to confront and understand the monstrous, this work explores recent developments in the presentation of monsters--such as the vampire, the zombie, and the man-made monster--in maturation narratives, then moves on to discuss monsters inhabiting the psychic landscapes of child characters. Finally, it touches on monsters in science fiction, in which facing the monstrous is a variation of the New World narrative. Discussions of novels by M. R. Carey, Suzanne Collins, Neil Gaiman, Theodora Goss, Daryl Gregory, Sarah Maria Griffin, Seanan McGuire, Stephenie Meyer, Patrick Ness, and Jon Skovron are complemented by analysis of television series, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Westworld.

Book The Quantum Leader

Download or read book The Quantum Leader written by Kathy Malloch and published by Jones & Bartlett Learning. This book was released on 2009-10-07 with total page 257 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "In addition to updated references and case studies, the Second Edition includes new chapters on crisis management and innovation leadership. Each chapter provides guidance for contemporary and aspiring leaders in managing the ever-changing complexities o current and future healthcare systems. The growing necessity to manage unplanned change and undertake predictive and adaptive leadership roles is now a fundamental skill set and this workbook allows readers to understand the strategies to become a more effective leader in today's healthcare environment."--BOOK JACKET.

Book The New World

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  • Release : 1842
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : pages

Download or read book The New World written by and published by . This book was released on 1842 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Race in Young Adult Speculative Fiction

Download or read book Race in Young Adult Speculative Fiction written by Meghan Gilbert-Hickey and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2021-04-22 with total page 280 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contributions by Malin Alkestrand, Joshua Yu Burnett, Sean P. Connors, Jill Coste, Meghan Gilbert-Hickey, Miranda A. Green-Barteet, Sierra Hale, Kathryn Strong Hansen, Elizabeth Ho, Esther L. Jones, Sarah Olutola, Alex Polish, Zara Rix, Susan Tan, and Roberta Seelinger Trites Race in Young Adult Speculative Fiction offers a sustained analysis of race and representation in young adult speculative fiction (YASF). The collection considers how characters of color are represented in YASF, how they contribute to and participate in speculative worlds, how race affects or influences the structures of speculative worlds, and how race and racial ideologies are implicated in YASF. This collection also examines how race and racism are discussed in YASF or if, indeed, race and racism are discussed at all. Essays explore such notable and popular works as the Divergent series, The Red Queen, The Lunar Chronicles, and the Infernal Devices trilogy. They consider the effects of colorblind ideology and postracialism on YASF, a genre that is often seen as progressive in its representation of adolescent protagonists. Simply put, colorblindness silences those who believe—and whose experiences demonstrate—that race and racism do continue to matter. In examining how some YASF texts normalize many of our social structures and hierarchies, this collection examines how race and racism are represented in the genre and considers how hierarchies of race are reinscribed in some texts and transgressed in others. Contributors point toward the potential of YASF to address and interrogate racial inequities in the contemporary West and beyond. They critique texts that fall short of this possibility, and they articulate ways in which readers and critics alike might nonetheless locate diversity within narratives. This is a collection troubled by the lingering emphasis on colorblindness in YASF, but it is also the work of scholars who love the genre and celebrate its progress toward inclusivity, and who further see in it an enduring future for intersectional identity.

Book The Knife of Never Letting Go  with bonus short story

Download or read book The Knife of Never Letting Go with bonus short story written by Patrick Ness and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2014-07-22 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The riveting Chaos Walking trilogy by two-time Carnegie Medalist Patrick Ness, reissued with compelling new covers — and a bonus short story in each book. “Narrated with crack dramatic and comic timing. . . . The cliffhanger ending is as effective as a shot to the gut.” — Booklist (starred review) Todd Hewitt is the only boy in a town of men. Ever since the settlers were infected with the Noise germ, Todd can hear everything the men think, and they hear everything he thinks. Todd is just a month away from becoming a man, but in the midst of the cacophony, he knows that the town is hiding something from him — something so awful Todd is forced to flee with only his dog, whose simple, loyal voice he hears too. With hostile men from the town in pursuit, the two stumble upon a strange and eerily silent creature: a girl. Who is she? Why wasn't she killed by the germ like all the females on New World? Propelled by Todd's gritty narration, readers are in for a white-knuckle journey in which a boy on the cusp of manhood must unlearn everything he knows in order to figure out who he truly is.

Book Seeing New Worlds

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  • Author : Laura Dassow Walls
  • Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
  • Release : 1995-11-01
  • ISBN : 0299147436
  • Pages : 232 pages

Download or read book Seeing New Worlds written by Laura Dassow Walls and published by Univ of Wisconsin Press. This book was released on 1995-11-01 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Thoreau was a poet, a naturalist, a major American writer. Was he also a scientist? He was, Laura Dassow Walls suggests. Her book, the first to consider Thoreau as a serious and committed scientist, will change the way we understand his accomplishment and the place of science in American culture. Walls reveals that the scientific texts of Thoreau’s day deeply influenced his best work, from Walden to the Journal to the late natural history essays. Here we see how, just when literature and science were splitting into the “two cultures” we know now, Thoreau attempted to heal the growing rift. Walls shows how his commitment to Alexander von Humboldt’s scientific approach resulted in not only his “marriage” of poetry and science but also his distinctively patterned nature studies. In the first critical study of his “The Dispersion of Seeds” since its publication in 1993, she exposes evidence that Thoreau was using Darwinian modes of reasoning years before the appearance of Origin of Species. This book offers a powerful argument against the critical tradition that opposes a dry, mechanistic science to a warm, “organic” Romanticism. Instead, Thoreau’s experience reveals the complex interaction between Romanticism and the dynamic, law-seeking science of its day. Drawing on recent work in the theory and philosophy of science as well as literary history and theory, Seeing New Worlds bridges today’s “two cultures” in hopes of stimulating a fuller consideration of representations of nature.

Book Get Those Guys Reading

Download or read book Get Those Guys Reading written by Kathleen A. Baxter and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2012 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Want to identify fiction books that boys in grades three through nine will find irresistible? This guide reveals dozens of worthwhile recommendations in categories ranging from adventure stories and sports novels to horror, humorous, and science fiction books. In Get Those Guys Reading!: Fiction and Series Books that Boys Will Love, authors Kathleen A. Baxter and Marcia A. Kochel provide compelling and current reading suggestions for younger boys--information that educators, librarians, and parents alike are desperate for. Comprising titles that are almost all well-reviewed in at least one major professional journal, or that are such big hits with kids that they've received the stamp of approval from the most important reviewers, this book will be invaluable to anyone whose goal is to help boys develop a healthy enthusiasm for reading. It includes chapters on adventure books; animal stories; graphic novels; historical fiction; humorous books; mystery, horror, and suspense titles; science fiction and fantasy; and sports novels. Within each chapter, the selections are further divided into books for younger readers (grades 3-6) and titles for older boys in grades 5-8. Elementary and middle school librarians and teachers, public librarians, Title One teachers, and parents of boys in grades 3-9 will all benefit greatly from having this book at hand.

Book Walking the Tightrope

Download or read book Walking the Tightrope written by Jaïr van der Lijn and published by Rozenberg Publishers. This book was released on 2006 with total page 427 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The media generally tend to focus in particular on the failures of U.N. peacekeeping operations. In Walking the Tightrope, Jair Van Der Lijn draws a different conclusion. He argues once a peace agreement has been signed, the efforts of the U.N. peacekeeping operations do contribute to durable peace. By analyzing the U.N. peacekeeping operations in Cambodia, Mozambique, Rwanda, and El Salvador in a structured focused comparison, this book shows how U.N. operations do have a contribution to make.

Book Book Review Digest

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  • Release : 2008
  • ISBN :
  • Pages : 156 pages

Download or read book Book Review Digest written by and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 156 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Quantum New Testament  Paraphrase

Download or read book Quantum New Testament Paraphrase written by David Kreiling and published by David Kreiling. This book was released on 2021-08-03 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: THE QUANTUM NEW TESTAMENT: PARAPHRASE reveals The Missing Link between religion and science for a 2nd Reformation. The clue to the secret missing link is hiding in plain sight; in your hand. Five billion cell phones cannot be wrong. God orchestrates the entire universe, including cell phones, through revelation of what has been the missing link: quantum mechanics. If you do not understand Christianity or quantum theory then unite them as two ways to understand the glory of God. THE GRACE NEW TESTAMENT teaches anyone can receive eternal life the moment they experience assurance of belief that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God. This creates a personal everlasting relationship with the Messiah (who died on the cross as payment for sin and then overcame death by resurrection). Then Jesus delivers the believer, an heir among the family of New Testament church believers, through the trials, pains and joys of life to eternal rewards in the Kingdom of God. This is the simple, plain meaning of New Testament authors. Spin biblical truth around and describe it with the language of the new science in THE QUANTUM NEW TESTAMENT: PARAPHRASE. Quantum grace provides the missing link between the New Testament gospel and scientific reasoning. Quantum mechanics is the means by which God dispenses grace. And stunning as it may seem, Great Christian mysteries like creation, incarnation, baptism, miracles, monotheistic trinity, free will vs providence, flesh vs spirit, gifts: tongues, healing and prophecy, priesthood of all believers, resurrection and the second coming dissolve in a quantum universe. There are no words sufficient to convey the importance of THE QUANTUM NEW TESTAMENT: PARAPHRASE for third millennial Christianity. It will knock you to your knees to pray as never before when you grasp how Jesus orchestrates matter, energy, space and time for you to live a life that glorifies the Father through the power of the Holy Spirit. Faith magnifies into a trillion supernovas in a trillion universes when God’s quantum light dances for a human audience in the virtual opera we call reality created and directed by the Holy Trinity. Brilliant authors penned extraordinary insights into religion and science. Compare opinions and concepts from Josh McDowell, Joseph Dillow, Carl Buhl?, John Polkinghorne, Stephen C. Meyer, Thomas Aquinas, Richard Rohr, William Dembski, Erwin Schrodinger, William Lane Craig, J.I. Packer, Alan G. Padgett, Nicholas Wolterstorff, Paul Helm, Gregory E. Ganssle, Albert Einstein, CS Lewis, Scott Rae, Fritjof Capra, Isaac Newton, Michael Helser, Joe Padilla, Dr. Henry Morris, John C. Whitcomb, Tim Clarey, John D. Barrow, Norman Geisler, Ray Bohlin, Paul Davies, Steve Cable, John Horgan, Heather Zeiger, Ken Harn, Hugh Ross, Deborah Haarsma, Ian Barbour, Bernard Haisch, Ray Comfort, Harry W. Miller, Francis S. Collins, Charles Clough, Dodie Osteen, Thomas George, Franjo Stvarnik, Grant Jeffrey, Jim Willis, Jim Walker, James Frederick Ivey, Gerald Schroeder, Olufolahan Akintola, Jim Woodford, Josh Peck, Eckhart Tolle, Read other bible books by David Kreiling: THE GRACE NEW TESTAMENT, ONE STEP and JESUS RICH.

Book The Bible in the Ashes of Social Chaos

Download or read book The Bible in the Ashes of Social Chaos written by Lewis Brogdon and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2023-01-01 with total page 129 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Daily we witness the spectacle of a country in chaos. Mass shootings, partisan gridlock, the growing wealth divide, gross economic inequities, crumbling institutions, and widespread sexism, racism, and xenophobia reflect a country in serious peril. Cynicism, narcissism, fear, and nihilism hide behind the veneer of success, happiness, and materialism that deludes us about our dire condition. Both America and its dominant religion are in decline and more people are raising serious questions about God, the church, and its sacred text for the role they play in past and present realities unfolding around us. This is especially true in the African American community where there are grassroots movements and emerging leaders questioning traditional beliefs of the Black church. Today, millennials and Gen Z youth question problematic things said in the Bible and why a book with moral contradictions continues to be authoritative. There is a real need to grapple with the Bible’s relevance in the ashes of social chaos. More importantly, there is a need to expand our moral imagination in new ways that can revitalize faith. In The Bible in the Ashes of Social Chaos, Brogdon invites readers to wade into these biblical, theological, and philosophical issues in a way that holds the sacred nature of the biblical text and questioning rooted in faith in a healthy tension. This book will resonate with people in various places in their intellectual and faith journey.

Book The Portable Folio Family Bible

Download or read book The Portable Folio Family Bible written by Walter M'Gilvray and published by . This book was released on 1851 with total page 1120 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Light on a New World

Download or read book Light on a New World written by and published by . This book was released on 1985 with total page 532 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Monsters of Men  with bonus short story

Download or read book Monsters of Men with bonus short story written by Patrick Ness and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2014-07-22 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The riveting Chaos Walking trilogy by two-time Carnegie Medalist Patrick Ness, reissued with compelling covers — and a bonus short story in each book. “This is science fiction at its best, and is a singular fusion of brutality and idealism that is, at last, perfectly human.” — Booklist (starred review) As a world-ending war surges around them, Todd and Viola face monstrous decisions. The indigenous Spackle, thinking and acting as one, have mobilized to avenge their murdered people. Ruthless human leaders prepare to defend their factions at all costs, even as a convoy of new settlers approaches. And as the ceaseless Noise lays all thoughts bare, the projected will of the few threatens to overwhelm the desperate desire of the many. The consequences of each action, each word, are unspeakably vast: To follow a tyrant or a terrorist? To save the life of the one you love most, or thousands of strangers? To believe in redemption, or assume it is lost? Becoming adults amid the turmoil, Todd and Viola question all they have known, racing through horror and outrage toward a shocking finale.

Book Billboard

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  • Release : 1996-08-03
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  • Pages : 112 pages

Download or read book Billboard written by and published by . This book was released on 1996-08-03 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In its 114th year, Billboard remains the world's premier weekly music publication and a diverse digital, events, brand, content and data licensing platform. Billboard publishes the most trusted charts and offers unrivaled reporting about the latest music, video, gaming, media, digital and mobile entertainment issues and trends.

Book Wild type Food in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Download or read book Wild type Food in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention written by Fabien DeMeester and published by Springer Science & Business Media. This book was released on 2008-01-23 with total page 574 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book presents a cutting-edge, in-depth investigation into new methods of health promotion. It is one of the first books to focus on the role of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in unhealthy diets. The book also contains reviews of the economic benefits of novel health promotion and disease prevention methods. Leading experts present recent examples and clinical trials.

Book The Evolution of Adam

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  • Author : Peter Enns
  • Publisher : Brazos Press
  • Release : 2021-10-19
  • ISBN : 1493432702
  • Pages : 272 pages

Download or read book The Evolution of Adam written by Peter Enns and published by Brazos Press. This book was released on 2021-10-19 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Can Christianity and evolution coexist? Traditional Christian teaching presents Jesus as reversing the effects of the fall of Adam. But an evolutionary view of human origins doesn't allow for a literal Adam, making evolution seemingly incompatible with what Genesis and the apostle Paul say about him. For Christians who both accept evolution and want to take the Bible seriously, this can present a faith-shaking tension. Popular Old Testament scholar Peter Enns offers a way forward by explaining how this tension is caused not by the discoveries of science but by false expectations about the biblical texts. In this 10th anniversary edition, Enns updates readers on developments in the historical Adam debate, helping them reconcile Genesis and Paul with current views on evolution and human origins. This edition includes an afterword that explains Enns's own theological evolution since the first edition released.