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The Big Bad Book Of Beasts

Author : Michael Largo
ISBN : 9780062087461
Genre : Nature
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The world's wildest collection of animal knowledge and lore! Lions, and tigers, and bears . . . and dinosaurs, dragons, and monsters. Oh my! For hundreds of years, the most popular books in the Western world next to the Bible were "bestiaries," fanciful encyclopedias collecting all of human knowledge and mythology about the animal kingdom. In these pages, eagles and elephants lived next to griffins and sea monsters. Now, in The Big, Bad Book of Beasts, award-winning author Michael Largo has updated the medieval bestsellers for the twenty-first century, illuminating little-known facts, astonishing secrets, and bizarre superstitions about the beasts that inhabit our world—and haunt our imaginations. You'll learn about the biggest bug ever, the smallest animal in the world, and the real creatures that inspired the fabled unicorns. You'll discover how birds learned to fly, why cats rub against your legs, and a thousand other facts that will make you look at nature in a wonderfully new way. Did you know? The fastest animal in the world is the peregrine falcon, which reaches speeds of over 200 miles per hours. Circus ringmaster P.T. Barnum fooled many when he displayed a "mermaid" carcass that was later proved to be monkey bones sewed together with the body of a fish. Discovered in a remote volcanic crater in New Guinea, the Bosavi wolly rat grows to the size of a cat. President Andrew Jackson bought an African gray parrot to keep his wife company. The bird outlived them both and was removed from Jackson's funeral for cussing in both English and Spanish. A to Z: From Aardvark to Zooplankton! For all ages! Includes 289 illustrations!
Category: Nature

Simon And The Big Bad Angry Beasts

Author : Ian De Haes
ISBN : 0664263550
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Whenever Simon gets angry, wild beasts appear to help scare off those who upset him, but he becomes lonely, calms himself, and conjures a new kind of animal friend.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Big Bad Book Of Botany

Author : Michael Largo
ISBN : 9780062282767
Genre : Nature
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David Attenborough meets Lemony Snicket in The Big Bad Book of Botany, Michael Largo’s entertaining and enlightening one-of-a-kind compendium of the world’s most amazing and bizarre plants, their history, and their lore. The Big, Bad Book of Botany introduces a world of wild, wonderful, and weird plants. Some are so rare, they were once more valuable than gold. Some found in ancient mythology hold magical abilities, including the power to turn a person to stone. Others have been used by assassins to kill kings, and sorcerers to revive the dead. Here, too, is vegetation with astonishing properties to cure and heal, many of which have long since been lost with the advent of modern medicine. Organized alphabetically, The Big, Bad Book of Botany combines the latest in biological information with bizarre facts about the plant kingdom’s oddest members, including a species that is more poisonous than a cobra and a prehistoric plant that actually “walked.” Largo takes you through the history of vegetables and fruits and their astonishing agricultural evolution. Throughout, he reveals astonishing facts, from where the world’s first tree grew to whether plants are telepathic. Featuring more than 150 photographs and illustrations, The Big, Bad Book of Botany is a fascinating, fun A-to-Z encyclopedia for all ages that will transform the way we look at the natural world.
Category: Nature

Bibliography Of Occult And Fantastic Beliefes Vol 3 L R

Author : Paul Smith (collective pseudonym)
ISBN :
Genre : History
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EDITION of undercover-collective "Paul Smith", probably Melbourne/Australia - general purpose: mental hygiene in "esoteric matters", special purpose: esoterism around "Rennes-le-Chateau and Berenger Sauniere" - covering ca. 21.000 titles in 2017
Category: History

How To Draw Big Bad Bible Beasts

Author : Royden Lepp
ISBN : 9780310866312
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Drawing Bible creatures—especially the mysterious ones—is exciting, challenging, and fun. And there’s no better way to understand them more. With easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions, How to Draw Big Bad Bible Beasts gives you the power to create realistic images of the animals from your favorite Bible stories, including the noble horse, the majestic lion, and even the mighty Leviathan. What’s more, this guidebook from the 252 series for boys teaches you how to draw accurate pictures of any Bible creature you choose, by using your mind and imagination to transform facts from Scripture into lifelike figures in your sketchbook. The beasts of the Bible will come roaring off its pages!
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Deadly Beasts Book 4 Imperfect Love

Author : TM Watkins
ISBN : 9780463648124
Genre : Fiction
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A love that's taken over two hundred years to get right. One mistake will alter the path of a young woman. Falsely accused, Lillian is sent to the other side of the world as a convict. Her future is set in stone, destined to a destitute life as a prostitute in a place that civilisation has almost forgotten. Lillian's path will alter because of one man. Gabrielus Montrose buys her life and saves her from a terrible fate. Her future will change and it will be in the hands of a man that has many dark secrets and leads a strange life. In her new life, she becomes Leah. Leaving the past behind, she forges a new life as a servant and in time, a wife and lover. When life for a woman is being ruled and bound to a man, Leah struggles with her subservient role to Gabe. He needs a matriarch for his dynasty, he wants her in his life and by his side but he is blinded by the suffering and the belief that he knows what Leah wants. The curse that has befallen the sons of the five brothers causes heartache for Gabe and Leah. Their love could be strong, if only they could get over the one little issue between them. One wrong move will change their lives, tearing them apart and leaving them broken and hurt for many years.
Category: Fiction

Deadly Beasts Book 1 The Curse Of The Rose

Author : TM Watkins
ISBN : 9781370329106
Genre : Fiction
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Mary Arnold's entire life has been filled with pain, abandoned on the steps of a church by her parents, not wanted by society and left within the care of government run orphanage. At nineteen she does nothing more than sleep, eat and work two jobs, just to pay for her way in life. But all of that changed on one cold morning as she walked home from her job as a night fill at the local convenience store. Attacked by a supposedly mythical creature, Mary is thrust into a world of the unknown. Her survival depends on one person, a dark and cold man who is living with the despair of lost love. Can she depend on a man that is so absorbed in his own misery that he cannot see the danger that looms? Walking down an alley at five am in the morning wasn't the brightest thing that Mary has ever done, but in one brief moment she altered her world forever.
Category: Fiction

A To Zoo

Author : Carolyn W. Lima
ISBN : UOM:49015003139004
Genre : Children's literature, English
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Presents a guide to nearly 27,000 children's picture book titles grouped in over 1,200 subjects and indexed by author, title, and illustrator.
Category: Children's literature, English

Catalog Of Copyright Entries Third Series

Author : Library of Congress. Copyright Office
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006357474
Genre : Copyright
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Includes Part 1, Number 1: Books and Pamphlets, Including Serials and Contributions to Periodicals (January - June)
Category: Copyright

The Adventures And Inventions Of Stewart Blacker

Author : Barnaby Blacker
ISBN : 9781473818613
Genre : History
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Stewart Blacker was a remarkable figure. His inventions were used with significant effect both in WW1 and WW2. Most notable of these was the synchronised machine gun, attached to fighter planes that could fire through the propeller. He also designed the PIAT anti tank weapon which was used with dramatic effect during WW2, from Normandy until the end of the war. The book argues that with less obstruction from officialdom, the PIAT could have been ready at the start of the war to stop Blitzkreig in its tracks.As an aviation pioneer, flying (and crashing) planes soon after the Wright Brothers, he found himself in charge his Majestys Air Force at the outset of WW1. Later after having seen the awful slaughter occurring in the trenches and feeling guilty he had chosen the easy option, he joined up with his old regiment and fought at Neuve Chapelle until he was injured in 1917. During the interwar years he continued to fly and develop weapons and was the first man to fly over the top of Everest.
Category: History

Best Books For Children

Author : John Thomas Gillespie
ISBN : 159158082X
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The latest addition to the Best Books family, this all-new guide updates the popular and critically acclaimed Best Books for Children, Seventh Edition. This thematic work is a state-of-the-art reading guide and selection tool for children's literature, enabling you to thoroughly evaluate your children's literature collection and create theme-based and genre-oriented reading lists for curriculum-related and recreational reading. The entries cover more than 6,000 titles published from 2001 to 2003, most of which have been recommended in at least two sources, and provide annotations with succinct plot summaries as well as ISBNs, book length, price, reading level, and review citations. Award-winning and series titles are noted as well. This guide is an invaluable resource for anyone working with children or children's literature.
Category: Literary Criticism

The 2 52 Ultimate Devo For Boys

Author : Ed Strauss
ISBN : 9780310876724
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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This 52-week devotional will help tween boys understand what being smarter, stronger, deeper, and cooler is really all about according to Luke 2:52, helping them grow up the way Jesus did—in God’s Word. In the humorous, cheeky, and sometimes gross style that makes the 2:52 series so engaging and fun for boys, this year-long devotional combines important principles with practical messages, teaching lessons boys need to learn and helping them put this valuable knowledge into practice. Each devotion presents a Bible verse, explains it, shows how it applies to boys’ lives, and offers tools to help boys live in a godly way.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Big Bad Bible Giants

Author : Ed Strauss
ISBN : 9780310871521
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Fierce, hairy, oversized monsters! Could you face a guy like Goliath? Gather your courage and meet the big bad giants of the Bible. Were they really ten feet tall? Did they actually weigh nine hundred pounds? Were they really man-eaters? Find out in this book as you dodge blows from weapons so big, only giants could use them. It’s action and adventure straight from the Bible! Part of the 2:52 collection—based on Luke 2:52—Big Bad Bible Giants will make your heart pound and help you become smarter, stronger, deeper, and cooler.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Metareference Across Media Theory And Case Studies

Author :
ISBN : 9789042026711
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Strange as it may seem, Cervantes’s novel Don Quixote, Marc Forster’s film Stranger than Fiction, Shakespeare’s play A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Pere Borrell del Caso’s painting “Escaping Criticism” reproduced on the cover of the present volume and Mozart’s sextet “A Musical Joke” all share one common feature: they include a meta-dimension. Metaization – the movement from a first cognitive, referential or communicative level to a higher one on which first-level phenomena self-reflexively become objects of reflection, reference and communication in their own right – is in fact a common feature not only of human thought and language but also of the arts and media in general. However, research into this issue has so far predominantly focussed on literature, where a highly differentiated, albeit strictly monomedial critical toolbox exists. Metareference across Media remedies this onesidedness and closes the gap between literature and other media by providing a transmedial framework for analysing metaphenomena. The essays transcend the current notion of metafiction, pinpoint examples of metareference in hitherto neglected areas, discuss the capacity for metaization of individual media or genres from a media-comparative perspective, and explore major (historical) forms and functions as well aspects of the development of metaization in cultural history. Stemming from diverse disciplinary and methodological backgrounds, the contributors propose new and refined concepts and models and cover a broad range of media including fiction, drama, poetry, comics, photography, film, computer games, classical as well as popular music, painting, and architecture. This collection of essays, which also contains a detailed theoretical introduction, will be relevant to students and scholars from a wide variety of fields: intermediality studies, semiotics, literary theory and criticism, musicology, art history, and film studies.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Real Monsters Gruesome Critters And Beasts From The Darkside

Author : Brad Steiger
ISBN : 9781578593477
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Spotlighting news articles, historical accounts, and firstperson interviews, this chronicle of human interactions with monsters will convince even the most hardened skeptic of the existence of the bogeyman, bigfoot, werewolves, and swamp creatures. Offering an array of wild reports—from the police officer who begrudgingly responded to a call about a longhaired woman flying over a suburban neighborhood only to find himself calling for backup when she attacked his patrol car to the motorist whose headlights illuminated a sevenfoot tall, wolflike creature that stood on its hind legs—this historical record highlights scary and unbelievable narratives. From slightly demented humans to spinetingling paranormal encounters, each outlandish occurrence is detailed with thorough research and recounted with a storyteller's crafted voice.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

School Library Journal

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ISBN : UVA:X006122053
Genre : Children's libraries
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Category: Children's libraries

The Fair Garden And The Swarm Of Beasts

Author : Margaret A. Edwards
ISBN : UOM:39015054056091
Genre : Books and reading for youth
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Drawing upon years of work as a young adult librarian, the author describes what library work with youth of high-school age should be.
Category: Books and reading for youth