Download Monsters And Miracles Ebook, Epub, Textbook, quickly and easily or read online Monsters And Miracles full books anytime and anywhere. Click download or read online button and get unlimited access by create free account.

Monsters And Miracles by Lesley Husbands

Title Monsters and Miracles
Author Lesley Husbands
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2007
Category
Total Pages 200
ISBN OCLC:1108672496
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

This thesis examines how the pregnant body is constructed in the media in three case studies. I argue the pregnant body is too often objectified, ignored or represented only in a narrow way in order to avoid transgressing social mores. My first text is an episode of the Oprah Winfrey Show called "Miracle Babies with Céline Dion" that first aired on television October 14, 2004. My second case study consists of popular images of pregnant celebrities: the iconic photograph of actress Demi Moore featured on the August 1991 cover of the lifestyle magazine Vanity Fair, and the more recent cover photograph and pictorial of pop star Britney Spears that appeared on the August 2006 cover of Harper's Bazaar magazine. Finally, I contrast these dominant representations with some very different (self) representations of pregnant and postpartum bodies found on the Internet blog of Bonnie Crowder called "The Shape of a Mother". Some of the questions I ask in the thesis are the following: what is the source of the religious vocabulary invoked in descriptions of NRTs (new reproductive technologies), in particular the word "miracle"? Why is the pregnant body associated with the grotesque or monstrous in Western culture and how can we explain the increasing media focus on celebrity pregnancy? How do media images of the pregnant body affirm dominant discourses of beauty? How can we challenge these narrow hegemonic representations and what is the value of our (feminist) interventions?

Monsters And Miracles by Gary Kaskel

Title Monsters and Miracles
Author Gary Kaskel
Publisher Infinity Pub
Release Date 2014-01-31
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 244
ISBN 0741477459
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Monsters and Miracles is the story of a complex and conflicted warrior for children and animals who changed the consciousness of a nation more than a century ago. As an animal advocate, I love the story of Henry Bergh, founder of the first animal protection society in America. It is simply a must-read for anyone interested in the humane movement and true American heroes. - Rory Freedman, author of Beg and co-author of Skinny Bitch. Henry Bergh is widely thought to have started the animal protection movement in America and now, thanks to Gary Kaskel's intelligent and compelling biography, we know how how this came to be. Kaskel paints a detailed and personal portrait of the man who taught us to respect animals. This is an important book that will be on the shelf for years to come-and it's a great read. - Elizabeth Hess, author of Nim Chimpsky: The Chimp Who would Be Human and Lost and Found. Kaskel has woven an urbane and atmospheric tale of New York and Europe in the mid-19th century and an aristocrat's passionate crusade not only to bring America forward on the subject of animal cruelty and children's rights but for meaning and purpose in his own life. - Andrew Gross, author of The Dark Tide and The Blue Zone

Marvels Monsters And Miracles by Timothy S. Jones

Title Marvels Monsters and Miracles
Author Timothy S. Jones
Publisher Western Michigan Univ Medieval
Release Date 2002
Category History
Total Pages 306
ISBN UVA:X004615315
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

This collection of essays examines medieval and early modern perceptions of the marvelous and the monstrous. The essays investigate the nature of those phenomena and how people of these periods experienced them and how they recreated that experience for others. The essays trace the development of representations of marvels and explicate individual incarnations of monster and miracles. They analyze the importance of marvelous difference in defining ethnic, racial, religious, class, and gender identities to ask what legacy the medieval confrontations with marvels left for the modern world. These excellent essays look at issues that have long perplexed readers, such as the meaning of marvels, and whether we can read them in earnest or whether they can be appreciated only as play. The different authors bring their expertise to the fore to discuss the development of thoughts on marvels from the classical tradition through the concept's development in the medieval and early modern tradition. This collection is essential reading for any analysis of the marvelous in these periods and the state of scholarship surrounding them.

Title Monsters and Miracles
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2010
Category Illustrated children's books
Total Pages 80
ISBN 1592880258
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

This exhibition, focused primarily on 20th century American picture book art is, in effect, a marriage of purpose and perspective between two cultural institutions, The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art and The Skirball Cultural Center. Commencing with medieval illuminated Passover Haggadot, the exhibition highlights miraculous themes from biblical stories, imaginary monsters such as dybbuks and golems and tales of the shtetl, the humble Jewish village once found in Eastern Europe.

Bonk by John Bruner

Title Bonk
Author John Bruner
Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date 2017-05-04
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 178
ISBN 9781524579685
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

The saddest part of me and Snap is that it came to its final chapter before we were ready to quit reading! But to my delightand now yoursthat issue has been solved with another masterpiece of writing in Bonk: Monsters & Miracles! Although this book is not a sequel, you will happily be reintroduced to some of the same characters and settings. That being said, Bonk stands on its own as storyteller Bruner skillfully intertwines today and yesterday in such a delightful manner that you scarcely notice that youve jumped from one century to another, then back again, with ease. So join in the fun, but with a word of warningyou should not read Bonk in a quiet library, as you might just get kicked out for laughing out loud! And it might not be a bad idea to have a box of Kleenex within reach, as John tugs at your heart when you least expect it. Buckle up and prepare yourself for a fun ride in Bonk: Monsters & Miracles.

Mysterious New Mexico by Benjamin Radford

Title Mysterious New Mexico
Author Benjamin Radford
Publisher UNM Press
Release Date 2014-08-15
Category History
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780826354525
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

New Mexico’s twin traditions of the scientific and the supernatural meet for the first time in this long-overdue book by a journalist known for investigating the unexplained. Strange tales of ghosts, monsters, miracles, lost treasure, UFOs, and much more can be found not far from the birthplace of the atomic bomb. Huge radio astronomy dishes search desert skies for alien life, and the world’s first spaceport can be found in this enchanted land; in many ways New Mexico truly is a portal to other worlds. Mysterious New Mexico is the first book to apply scientific investigation methods to explain some of New Mexico’s most bizarre lore and legends. Using folklore, sociology, history, psychology, and forensic science—as well as good old-fashioned detective work—Radford reveals the truths and myths behind New Mexico’s greatest mysteries.

Title Skeptoid 5 Massacres Monsters and Miracles
Author Brian Dunning
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2013-10-22
Category
Total Pages 384
ISBN 1492709069
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

We live in a modern Dark Age. Faith in pseudoscience is rampant, and belief in the supernatural permeates society at every level. Critical thinking is key to understanding what is truly useful, and what merely distracts from progress and development. This book gives you the tools to sort the solid from the silly, and answer such questions as:Do military dolphins actually attack and kill divers?Who was Jack the Ripper?Can zombie powder actually turn you into a mindless slave?Was an amputee miraculously healed in the 1600s?What is truly known about Amelia Earhart's fate?Does scientific evidence prove the existence of the Yeti?Author Brian Dunning hosts the Skeptoid podcast at http://skeptoid.com. In this book, he casts his skeptical eye on fifty paranormal, cultural, and supernatural beliefs that are at best foolish, and at worst, deadly.

Monsters Marvels And Miracles by Leif Søndergaard

Title Monsters Marvels and Miracles
Author Leif Søndergaard
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2005
Category History
Total Pages 210
ISBN STANFORD:36105123846003
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

People at all levels of medieval society were extremely fascinated by the strange and unknown in the world around them. They tried in various ways to cope with the unfamiliar mysterious, monstrous, marvellous, and miraculous forces in order to understand them and give them a coherent meaning. Voyages were undertaken to remote parts of Asia. Some journeys were real, while others were mere "armchair travels". Most people took the descriptions in travel accounts to be the ultimate truth about the mysterious places in lands far away from Europe. Scholars formed a general view of the God-created cosmos and its seemingly mysterious character, expressed in encyclopedic works, summae, and in medieval maps. Monsters, Marvels and Miracles examines such journeys and landscapes in the Middle Ages.

Title Supernatural Lore of Pennsylvania
Author Thomas White
Publisher American Legends
Release Date 2014
Category History
Total Pages 155
ISBN 162619498X
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Discover the ghostly lore of the Keystone State.

All The Crooked Saints by Maggie Stiefvater

Title All the Crooked Saints
Author Maggie Stiefvater
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
Release Date 2017-10-10
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 320
ISBN 9780545930826
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Here is a thing everyone wants: A miracle. Here is a thing everyone fears: What it takes to get one. Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado, is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars. At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo. They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect.

The Monsters Monster by Patrick McDonnell

Title The Monsters Monster
Author Patrick McDonnell
Publisher Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Release Date 2012-09-04
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9780316230742
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Once upon a time, there were three little rascals who thought they were the BIGGEST, BADDEST monsters around. Then along came an even BIGGER monster who changed their minds. And all it took was two little words. In this playful tale from bestselling picture book author Patrick McDonnell, a very BIG monster shows three very BAD little monsters the power of boundless gratitude.

Title Supernatural Lore of Pennsylvania
Author Thomas White
Publisher Arcadia Publishing
Release Date 2014-07-22
Category History
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781625850263
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Local legends and paranormal mysteries of Pennsylvania—photos included. Strange creatures and tales of the supernatural thrive in Pennsylvania, from ghostly children who linger by their graves to werewolves that ambush nighttime travelers. Passed down over generations, Keystone State legends and lore provide both thrilling stories and dire warnings. Phantom trains chug down the now removed rails of the P&LE Railroad line on the Great Allegheny Passage. A wild ape boy is said to roam the Chester swamps, while the weeping Squonk wanders the hemlock-shrouded hills of central Pennsylvania, lamenting his hideousness. On dark nights, the ghosts of Betty Knox and her Union soldier beau still search for each other at Dunbar Creek. Join Thomas White and company as they go in search of the truth behind the legends of supernatural Pennsylvania.

Title Mysteries and Miracles of New Mexico
Author Jack Kutz
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1989
Category Travel
Total Pages 216
ISBN 0936455020
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

"Discover the haunted mesas, the eerie, bloodthirsty canyons, and the scorching wastelands that are beyond the freeways, away from the cities in surreal New Mexico"--Cover.

Title The Probability of Miracles
Author Wendy Wunder
Publisher Penguin
Release Date 2011-12-08
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 368
ISBN 9781101559253
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

A dying teen learns to live in this heart wrenching debut the New York Times Book Review calls, “Funny and entertaining.” Campbell Cooper has never been in love. And if the doctors are right about her cancer, she'll never have the chance. So when she's told she needs a miracle, her family moves 1,500 miles north to Promise, Maine--a place where amazing, unexplainable events are said to occur--like it or not. And when a mysterious envelope arrives, containing a list of things for Cam to do before she dies, she finally learns to believe--in love, in herself . . . and maybe even in miracles, as improbable as they may seem. "Wonderfully bittersweet, with just as much humor as sadness."--Seventeen.com

Title Holy Monsters Sacred Grotesques
Author Michael E. Heyes
Publisher Lexington Books
Release Date 2018-08-10
Category Religion
Total Pages 296
ISBN 9781498550772
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

This book explores the intersection of religion and monstrosity. The first section contains fresh research on the Middle Ages and Early Modern period, and the second explores the topic of religion and monstrosity from the Early Modern to Modern period.

Emblematic Monsters by Alan W. Bates

Title Emblematic Monsters
Author Alan W. Bates
Publisher Rodopi
Release Date 2005
Category History
Total Pages 334
ISBN 9042018623
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

Emblematic Monsters is a social history of monstrous births as seen through popular print, scholarly books and the proceedings of learned societies.

In The Absence Of Miracles by Michael J. Malone

Title In the Absence of Miracles
Author Michael J. Malone
Publisher Orenda Books
Release Date 2019-07-19
Category Fiction
Total Pages 300
ISBN 9781912374809
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

A young man discovers a family secret that turns his world upside down in this dark, emotive, shocking psychological thriller by number-one bestselling author Michael J. Malone. ‘A tense, immersive thriller that kept me guessing' Ian Rankin ‘Malone is the master of twists, turns and the unexpected, with the skill to keep things grounded. So much so, that the reader can picture themselves in the very circumstances described. Superb storytelling from a master of his craft' Herald Scotland ‘Beautiful, lyrical prose takes the reader through a perfectly constructed, often harrowing tale' Denzil Meyrick _________________ John Docherty's mother has just been taken into a nursing home following a massive stroke and she's unlikely to be able to live independently again. With no other option than to sell the family home, John sets about packing up everything in the house. In sifting through the detritus of his family's past he's forced to revisit, and revise his childhood. For in a box, in the attic, he finds undeniable truth that he had a brother who disappeared when he himself was only a toddler. A brother no one ever mentioned. A brother he knew absolutely nothing about. A discovery that sets John on a journey from which he may never recover. For sometimes in that space where memory should reside there is nothing but silence, smoke and ash. And in the absence of truth, in the absence of a miracle, we turn to prayer. And to violence. Shocking, chilling and heartbreakingly emotive, In the Absence of Miracles is domestic noir at its most powerful, and a sensitively wrought portrait of a family whose shameful lies hide the very darkest of secrets. _________________ ‘With each turn of the page, a more shocking detail is revealed and some of the people John thought might help him are not who they seem … The domestic noir tale is one that many families will be able to relate to … There is barely enough time to catch your' Scotsman ‘Challenging and emotional, In the Absence of Miracles enthrals as it corkscrews to a shocking, yet ultimately rewarding end' LoveReading ‘Malone's latest is an unsettling, multi-layered and expertly paced domestic noir drama that delves into one family's dark secrets, shame and lies' CultureFly ‘Malone is a poet, there are wonderful lyrical passages here and very skilful storytelling. Some issues are not spoken about enough, Malone raises a couple of those issues and sensitively but realistically addresses them…' New Books Magazine ‘Engrossing, hard-hitting – even shocking – with a light poetic frosting. Another superb read!' Douglas Skelton ‘A chilling tale of secrets, lies and the ultimate betrayal' Theresa Talbot ‘Emotional. Brave. Dark. Raw. Utterly beautiful' Louise Beech 'A breathtakingly good book; powerful yet tender and an emotional master class in how to write about harrowing and difficult issues. An absolute must-read' Hair Past a Freckle ‘A very emotional and devastating read … I felt richer for having read it' Jen Med's Book Reviews

Tigers On The Hunt by Lisa J. Amstutz

Title Tigers on the Hunt
Author Lisa J. Amstutz
Publisher LernerClassroom
Release Date 2017
Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9781512456134
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

"Why do tigers have stripes? How do their claws help them hunt? Discover the answers to these questions and learn other fascinating facts about tigers' habitat, physical characteristics, and behavior."

The Age Of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Title The Age of Miracles
Author Karen Thompson Walker
Publisher Random House
Release Date 2012-06-26
Category Fiction
Total Pages 304
ISBN 9780679644385
Language English, Spanish, and French
GET BOOK

Book Summary:

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY People ∙ O: The Oprah Magazine ∙ Financial Times ∙ Kansas City Star ∙ BookPage ∙ Kirkus Reviews ∙ Publishers Weekly ∙ Booklist NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “A stunner.”—Justin Cronin “It’s never the disasters you see coming that finally come to pass—it’s the ones you don’t expect at all,” says Julia, in this spellbinding novel of catastrophe and survival by a superb new writer. Luminous, suspenseful, unforgettable, The Age of Miracles tells the haunting and beautiful story of Julia and her family as they struggle to live in a time of extraordinary change. On an ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia awakes to discover that something has happened to the rotation of the earth. The days and nights are growing longer and longer; gravity is affected; the birds, the tides, human behavior, and cosmic rhythms are thrown into disarray. In a world that seems filled with danger and loss, Julia also must face surprising developments in herself, and in her personal world—divisions widening between her parents, strange behavior by her friends, the pain and vulnerability of first love, a growing sense of isolation, and a surprising, rebellious new strength. With crystalline prose and the indelible magic of a born storyteller, Karen Thompson Walker gives us a breathtaking portrait of people finding ways to go on in an ever-evolving world. “Gripping drama . . . flawlessly written; it could be the most assured debut by an American writer since Jennifer Egan’s Emerald City.”—The Denver Post “Pure magnificence.”—Nathan Englander “Provides solace with its wisdom, compassion, and elegance.”—Curtis Sittenfeld “Riveting, heartbreaking, profoundly moving.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Look for special features inside. Join the Circle for author chats and more.