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Mongrel Signatures

Author : Annalisa Oboe
ISBN : 9042009748
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Essays by Adam Shoemaker, Cassandra Pybus, Maureen Clark, Graziella Englaro, Annalisa Oboe, Maggie Nolan, Gerry Turcotte, Lorenzo Perrona, Eva Rask Knudsen, Wendy Pearson, Clare Archer-Lean and Ruby Langford Ginibi.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Invention Of The Modern Dog

Author : Michael Worboys
ISBN : 9781421426594
Genre : Science
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For centuries, different types of dogs were bred around the world for work, sport, or companionship. But it was not until Victorian times that breeders started to produce discrete, differentiated, standardized breeds. In The Invention of the Modern Dog, Michael Worboys, Julie-Marie Strange, and Neil Pemberton explore when, where, why, and how Victorians invented the modern way of ordering and breeding dogs. Though talk of "breed" was common before this period in the context of livestock, the modern idea of a dog breed defined in terms of shape, size, coat, and color arose during the Victorian period in response to a burgeoning competitive dog show culture. The authors explain how breeders, exhibitors, and showmen borrowed ideas of inheritance and pure blood, as well as breeding practices of livestock, horse, poultry and other fancy breeders, and applied them to a species that was long thought about solely in terms of work and companionship. The new dog breeds embodied and reflected key aspects of Victorian culture, and they quickly spread across the world, as some of Britain’s top dogs were taken on stud tours or exported in a growing international trade. Connecting the emergence and development of certain dog breeds to both scientific understandings of race and blood as well as Britain’s posture in a global empire, The Invention of the Modern Dog demonstrates that studying dog breeding cultures allows historians to better understand the complex social relationships of late-nineteenth-century Britain.
Category: Science


Author : Brandon Noel
ISBN : 9781329075832
Genre : Poetry
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Foreword by Austin Wolfe. This second collection of poems from the author explores running themes from both the past, childhood and the sharp cut of the future. The style is a slight departure from Brandon's --The Season--, choosing to stretch out across multiple pages often a more narrative driven poetry. Single fatherhood, post-modern adulthood and what it means to discover new versions of the self when the old ones have failed.
Category: Poetry

Is Your Pet Psychic

Author : Richard Webster
ISBN : 9780738703756
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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You probably know about some of the amazing feats regularly accomplished by animals, from salmon who navigate through hundreds of miles of water to their birthplace to spawn, to bloodhounds who can track the tiniest trace of a scent with noses one million times stronger than ours. Although psychic powers such as telepathic communication have yet to be explained by modern science, all animals, both human and nonhuman, have the potential. But like any talent, psychic talent must be developed and practiced. Part collection of amazing animal stories, part psychic manual, Is Your Pet Psychic? is your guide to understanding and developing your pet's psychic powers. ·Read extraordinary tales of animal heroes, animal ghosts, and more ·Discover how you can test your pet's psychic abilities ·Learn how to communicate telepathically with your pet The exercises in this book will help you and your pet develop the natural psychic potential inherent within all living things. As you experiment with them you will explore one of the true wonders of nature, and strengthen the special bond you share with your pet.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit


Author : Steve Frohnhoefer
ISBN : 0761539840
Genre : Games & Activities
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Game Strengths Wizard's of the Coast's Magic: The Gathering is the most widely played trading card game in existence, with an active base of six million players in 52 countries and 80,000 officially-sanctioned tournaments per year. MAGIC: THE GATHERING ONLINE will appeal to gamers of all levels, catering to beginner's with such aspects as built-in tutorials and practice rooms, while doting on pros with competitive tournament arenas and enforceable rule sets. Wizards of the Coast is the worldwide Market share leader in the trading card game and tabletop role-playing game categories, as well as the owner and operator of one of the nation's largest specialty game retail chains.
Category: Games & Activities

A Love Song To Our Mongrel Selves

Author : Nandini Bhattacharya
ISBN : 8186423702
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This Book Attempts To Relate Rushdie`S Fiction To Larger Theoretical Questions Of Identity And Self-Construction In A Post-Colonial World. It Also Attempts To Rebute Charges Of Reactionary Nihilism Hurled Against Rushdie And Discover His Writings As Joyful, Carnivalesque And Superbly Celebratory.
Category: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare And The Cultures Of Performance

Author : Paul Edward Yachnin
ISBN : 0754655857
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Using the tools of theatre history in their investigation into the phenomenology of the performance experience, the essays here also consider the social, ideological and institutional contingencies that determine the production and reception of the living spectacle. The contributors strive to bring better understanding to Shakespeare's imaginative investment in the relationship between theatrical production and the emotional, intellectual and cultural effects of performance broadly defined in social terms.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Mongrel Mage

Author : L. E. Modesitt, Jr.
ISBN : 9780765394705
Genre : Fiction
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L. E. Modesitt, Jr. returns to his longest and bestselling fantasy series with volume nineteen, The Mongrel Mage, which marks the beginning of a new story arc. USA Today Bestseller List Locus Bestseller List In the world of Recluce, powerful mages can wield two kinds of magic—the white of Chaos or the black of Order. Beltur, however, has talents no one dreamed of, talents not seen in hundreds of years that blend both magics. On the run from a power hungry white mage, Beltur is taken in by Order mages who set him on the path to discover and hone his own unique gifts and in the process find a home. However, when the white mage he fled attempts to invade his new home, Beltur must hope his new found power will be enough to save them all. Saga of Recluce #1 The Magic of Recluce / #2 The Towers of the Sunset / #3 The Order War / #4 The Magic Engineer / #5 The Death of Chaos / #6 Fall of Angels / #7 The Chaos Balance / #8 The White Order / #9 Colors of Chaos / #10 Magi’i of Cyador / #11 Scion of Cyador / #12 Wellspring of Chaos / #13 Ordermaster / #14 Natural Order Mage / #15 Mage-Guard of Hamor / #16 Arms-Commander / #17 Cyador’s Heirs / #18 Heritage of Cyador / #19 The Mongrel Mage / #20 Outcasts of Order / #21 The Mage-Fire War Story Collection: Recluce Tales Other Series by L.E. Modesitt, Jr. The Imager Portfolio The Corean Chronicles The Spellsong Cycle The Ghost Books The Ecolitan Matter At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

Empire Of Magic

Author : Geraldine Heng
ISBN : 9780231500678
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Empire of Magic offers a genesis and genealogy for medieval romance and the King Arthur legend through the history of Europe's encounters with the East in crusades, travel, missionizing, and empire formation. It also produces definitions of "race" and "nation" for the medieval period and posits that the Middle Ages and medieval fantasies of race and religion have recently returned. Drawing on feminist and gender theory, as well as cultural analyses of race, class, and colonialism, this provocative book revises our understanding of the beginnings of the nine hundred-year-old cultural genre we call romance, as well as the King Arthur legend. Geraldine Heng argues that romance arose in the twelfth century as a cultural response to the trauma and horror of taboo acts—in particular the cannibalism committed by crusaders on the bodies of Muslim enemies in Syria during the First Crusade. From such encounters with the East, Heng suggests, sprang the fantastical episodes featuring King Arthur in Geoffrey of Monmouth's chronicle The History of the Kings of England, a work where history and fantasy collide and merge, each into the other, inventing crucial new examples and models for romances to come. After locating the rise of romance and Arthurian legend in the contact zones of East and West, Heng demonstrates the adaptability of romance and its key role in the genesis of an English national identity. Discussing Jews, women, children, and sexuality in works like the romance of Richard Lionheart, stories of the saintly Constance, Arthurian chivralic literature, the legend of Prester John, and travel narratives, Heng shows how fantasy enabled audiences to work through issues of communal identity, race, color, class and alternative sexualities in socially sanctioned and safe modes of cultural discussion in which pleasure, not anxiety, was paramount. Romance also engaged with the threat of modernity in the late medieval period, as economic, social, and technological transformations occurred and awareness grew of a vastly enlarged world beyond Europe, one encompassing India, China, and Africa. Finally, Heng posits, romance locates England and Europe within an empire of magic and knowledge that surveys the world and makes it intelligible—usable—for the future. Empire of Magic is expansive in scope, spanning the eleventh to the fifteenth centuries, and detailed in coverage, examining various types of romance—historical, national, popular, chivalric, family, and travel romances, among others—to see how cultural fantasy responds to changing crises, pressures, and demands in a number of different ways. Boldly controversial, theoretically sophisticated, and historically rooted, Empire of Magic is a dramatic restaging of the role romance played in the culture of a period and world in ways that suggest how cultural fantasy still functions for us today.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Magic Pages

Author : Leticia M. Chuck
ISBN : 9781921300936
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