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The Authentic Animal

Author : Dave Madden
ISBN : 1429987626
Genre : Nature
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Why would someone want to create or own the mounted skin of a dead animal? That's the question Dave Madden explores in The Authentic Animal. Madden starts his journey with the life story of Carl Akeley, the father of modern taxidermy. Akeley started small by stuffing a canary, but by the end of his life he had created the astonishing Akeley Hall of African Mammals at The American Museum of Natural History. What Akeley strove for and what fascinates Madden is the attempt by the taxidermist to replicate the authentic animal, looking as though it's still alive. To get a first-hand glimpse at this world, Madden travels to the World Taxidermy Championships, the garage workplaces of people who mount freeze-dried pets for bereaved owners, and the classrooms of a taxidermy academy where students stretch deer pelts over foam bases. On his travels, he looks at the many forms taxidermy takes—hunting trophies, museum dioramas, roadside novelties, pet memorials—and considers what taxidermy has to tell us about human-animal relationships. The Authentic Animal is an entertaining and thought-provoking blend of history, biology, and philosophy that will make readers think twice the next time they scoff at a moose head hung lovingly on a wall.
Category: Nature

Book Of The Authentic

Author : Darrilyn M Wilson
Genre : Self-Help
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The user-friendly authentic God for the independent believer... ‘Book of the Authentic’, is a self-improvement, self-validating spiritual book for the independent believer. If you are a person, who values honesty and is willing to apply that trait to knowing 'the real deal about God,’ then you will love this read. Let’s face it, today most folks no longer view spiritual matters the same way their parents or grandparents did. Spirituality and what God means to people and how they identify with him, has changed. Millions also no longer actively take part in the religion they were raised in. The question is why? What happened? Are people running from something or to something? I found it to be the latter. Most people are in their own way, running to something. It is something that by instinct they perceive to be better. That ‘better’ is a kinder more user-friendly God than what they were raised to have. The ramification of such an action through the years, by millions of people, has been powerful enough to begin changing how the world believes and how they envision God personally and that phenomenon keeps evolving. As I wrote this book I began to call this new sought after kinder more user-friendly God, the Authentic God. Digging for the full disclosure of this God spanned several years of my life and challenged me to the core. In the end my questions were answered, I found true peace, and I have fully embraced becoming a free and independent believer. It is my wish you will find this writing deeply inspiring, spiritually liberating and perhaps even life changing. Thanks for reading it.
Category: Self-Help

Animal Comics

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ISBN : 9781350015333
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Animal characters abound in graphic narratives ranging from Krazy Kat and Maus to WE3 and Terra Formars. Exploring these and other multispecies storyworlds presented in words and images, Animal Comics draws together work in comics studies, narrative theory, and cross-disciplinary research on animal environments and human-animal relationships to shed new light on comics and graphic novels in which animal agents play a significant role. At the same time, the volume's international team of contributors show how the distinctive structures and affordances of graphic narratives foreground key questions about trans-species entanglements in a more-than-human world. The writers/artists covered in the book include: Nick Abadzis, Adolpho Avril, Jeffrey Brown, Sue Coe, Matt Dembicki, Olivier Deprez, J. J. Grandville, George Herriman, Adam Hines, William Hogarth, Grant Morrison, Osamu Tezuka, Frank Quitely, Yu Sasuga, Charles M. Schultz, Art Spiegelman, Fiona Staples, Ken'ichi Tachibana, Brian K. Vaughan, and others.
Category: Literary Criticism

Animal Virology

Author : David Baltimore
ISBN : 9780323142281
Genre : Science
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Animal Virology consists of papers presented in a meeting which considered broad issues and advances in animal virology and tumor viruses. This book is divided into nine parts, representing the nine sessions of the meeting. Five of the nine sections deal particularly with viruses known to be oncogenic in animals, and one of these covers explicitly human oncornaviruses. The other four sections describe the processes common to all viruses: replication, protein synthesis, and persistence, wherein emphasis is given to negative strand viruses and plant viruses.
Category: Science

Animals In Film

Author : Jonathan Burt
ISBN : 9781861895721
Genre : Performing Arts
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From Salvador Dalí to Walt Disney, animals have been a constant yet little-considered presence in film. Indeed, it may come as a surprise to learn that animals were a central inspiration to the development of moving pictures themselves. In Animals in Film, Jonathan Burt points out that the mobility of animals presented technical and conceptual challenges to early film-makers, the solutions of which were an important factor in advancing photographic technology, accelerating the speed of both film and camera. The early filming of animals also marked one of the most significant and far-reaching changes in the history of animal representation, and has largely determined the way animals have been visualized in the twentieth century. Burt looks at the extraordinary relation-ship between animals, cinema and photography (including the pioneering work of Eadweard Muybridge and Jules-Etienne Marey) and the technological developments and challenges posed by the animal as a specific kind of moving object. Animals in Film is a shrewd account of the politics of animals in cinema, of how movies and video have developed as weapons for animal rights activists, and of the roles that animals have played in film, from the avant-garde to Hollywood.
Category: Performing Arts

Pets And Domesticity In Victorian Literature And Culture

Author : Monica Flegel
ISBN : 9781317564867
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Addressing the significance of the pet in the Victorian period, this book examines the role played by the domestic pet in delineating relations for each member of the "natural" family home. Flegel explores the pet in relation to the couple at the head of the house, to the children who make up the family’s dependents, and to the common familial "outcasts" who populate Victorian literature and culture: the orphan, the spinster, the bachelor, and the same-sex couple. Drawing upon both animal studies and queer theory, this study stresses the importance of the domestic pet in elucidating normative sexuality and (re)productivity within the familial home, and reveals how the family pet operates as a means of identifying aberrant, failed, or perverse familial and gender performances. The family pet, that is, was an important signifier in Victorian familial ideology of the individual family unit’s ability to support or threaten the health and morality of the nation in the Victorian period. Texts by authors such as Clara Balfour, Juliana Horatia Ewing, E. Burrows, Bessie Rayner Parkes, Anne Brontë, George Eliot, Frederick Marryat, and Charles Dickens speak to the centrality of the domestic pet to negotiations of gender, power, and sexuality within the home that both reify and challenge the imaginary structure known as the natural family in the Victorian period. This book highlights the possibilities for a familial elsewhere outside of normative and restrictive models of heterosexuality, reproduction, and the natural family, and will be of interest to those studying Victorian literature and culture, animal studies, queer studies, and beyond.
Category: Literary Criticism

Talking Animals In British Children S Fiction 1786 1914

Author : Tess Cosslett
ISBN : 0754636569
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Nineteenth-century scholars, children's literature specialists, and historians of science and childhood will engage with Tess Cosslett's examination of nineteenth-century debates about the human and animal in children's stories such as Black Beauty, Beaut
Category: Literary Criticism

Of Jews And Animals

Author : Andrew Benjamin
ISBN : 9780748653737
Genre : Art
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In developing his own conception of the 'figure', Andrew Benjamin has written an innovative and provocative study of the complex relationship between philosophy, the history of painting and their presentation of both Jews and animals. Newly available in p
Category: Art