Author: Steve Cole
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2010-11-30
The TARDIS takes the Doctor and Rose to a destination in deep space - Justicia, a prison camp stretched over seven planets, where Earth colonies deal with their criminals. While Rose finds herself locked up in a teenage borstal, the Doctor is trapped in a scientific labour camp. Each is determined to find the other, and soon both Rose and the Doctor are risking life and limb to escape in their distinctive styles. But their dangerous plans are complicated by some old enemies. Are these creatures fellow prisoners as they claim, or staging a takeover for their own sinister purposes? Featuring the Ninth Doctor and Rose as played by Christopher Eccleston and Billie Piper in the hit Doctor Who series from BBC Television
Author: Belinda O'Brien
Publisher: Belinda O'Brien
Release Date: 2015-10-07
Genre: Cognition in children
Do you have monsters inside you? Jack does. They always want to come out whenever he gets angry or upset. What can Jack do to stop his monsters from ruining his day? Featuring rhyming verse and fantastic illustrations, The Monsters Inside will help your little monsters to manage their big feelings. A Beautifully Illustrated, thirty-two page, Children's Picture Book, for children aged 2- 7 years. The Monsters Inside follows a day in the life of a little boy named Jack as he explores and develops a technique, to help him rid of the monsters that make him sad, mad, annoyed and frustrated. The breathing technique that is offered throughout the story, is one that we use as adults to manage these same emotions. The rhythmic value of the book, makes it easy for children to read along and remember what to do when these situations arise; throughout their early childhood development. The story is delivered through a relatable and strong rhythmic text and is very easy for children to comprehend. A must read for all children.
Author: Robin L. Murray
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
Release Date: 2016-10-01
Genre: Performing Arts
Godzilla, a traditional natural monster and representation of cinema's subgenre of natural attack, also provides a cautionary symbol of the dangerous consequences of mistreating the natural world--monstrous nature on the attack. Horror films such as Godzilla invite an exploration of the complexities of a monstrous nature that humanity both creates and embodies. Robin L. Murray and Joseph K. Heumann demonstrate how the horror film and its offshoots can often be understood in relation to a monstrous nature that has evolved either deliberately or by accident and that generates fear in humanity as both character and audience. This connection between fear and the natural world opens up possibilities for ecocritical readings often missing from research on monstrous nature, the environment, and the horror film. Organized in relation to four recurring environmental themes in films that construct nature as a monster--anthropomorphism, human ecology, evolution, and gendered landscapes--the authors apply ecocritical perspectives to reveal the multiple ways nature is constructed as monstrous or in which the natural world itself constructs monsters. This interdisciplinary approach to film studies fuses cultural, theological, and scientific critiques to explore when and why nature becomes monstrous.
An anthology of thrillers to keep you guessing...Morgan Bristol is a successful attorney that is very adept at getting his guilty clients off. But his home life is a stark difference to his in court successes. He's finally had enough with his wife and decides to kill her. He tries to cover up her murder by his plan is discovered by his Mexican housekeeper who has had a crush on him from the start. Seeing an opportunity, the young maid blackmails her way into his home. The two then begin a cat and mouse game with survival as the only goal.
Author: Kate L. Wilhoit
Release Date: 2017-09-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
This book is based on actual events throughout my life. I must warn you, my story is not for the squeamish. So if you are easily offended, I urge you to put this book down. I wrote this book using journals I have kept over the years, and it is truth . . . So brace yourselves; its going to be a bumpy ride . . .
Release Date: 2018-02-05
From revenant legends to the regulation of burial space; from martyrologies to accounts of murder; and from the danse macabre to funerals both lavish and simple, this volume examines how communities dealt with their dead as continual, albeit non-living members.
This engaging, readable yet impeccably scholarly investigation of monsters in Classical literature will entertain and stimulate as well as inform. It covers all the major mythical monsters mentioned by Greek and Roman authors (Medusa, Hydra, Polyphemus, the Minotaur, Sphinx, Harpies, Sirens, Cerberus, Chimaera, Centaurs, and many more) along with Classical precursors of vampires, werewolves and the living dead. Versions of these creatures that appear in later literature and film are also discussed. Mythical Monsters is original in considering monsters squarely from a literary standpoint, introducing elements of literary analysis gradually as the work progresses, and building up to quite a sophisticated approach. This will increase readers' critical appreciation and plain enjoyment of these stories, which continue to fascinate today. To facilitate browsing, each chapter can be read independently. There is a useful bibliography, and the book is enlivened by illustrations from ancient and more recent art.
Author: Michael Norman
Release Date: 2007-09-18
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Haunted America takes you on a grand tour of ghostly hauntings through the U.S. and Canada, sweeping from terrifying battle-field specters at Little Bighorn to a vaudeville palace in Tampa, from ghostly apparitions in President Garfield's home in Ohio to the White House in Washington, DC. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
I Scream Soup Dedication To my village of pain pals and to those who are lucky not to fall under this title. To those who knowingly and unknowingly caused the light to flow from deep inside my screaming soul. To you who helped to drive the words that spilled onto the blank sheets beneath my pen. And to those who are my faithful friends until the end. To life for its thorns, winds, sunshine, and storms. And to God for the strength that helped me endure. And last but not least, to my nieces and nephews and my brothers and sisters. To my mother who taught me strength and resourcefulness. And to my father whos no longer with us but left me the gift of music, poetry, and most importantly, the trait for feeling passionate love.
Author: John Barrowman
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Release Date: 2014-07-03
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
'It won't be long now. Death will come soon enough...' Twelve-year-old twins Matt and Emily Calder may be divided by time, but they are united in their mission to close Hollow Earth before the monsters inside can destroy the world. The key to success lies with their dazzling Animare talents: they can draw things into life and travel in time through art. But there are monsters outside Hollow Earth as well, intent on taking control of the beasts for themselves. And their own father is the worst monster of all... Even when you travel in time, time has a habit of running out.
Author: Ben Watson
Publisher: SAF Publishing Ltd
Release Date: 2005
Frank Zappa always did it differently, and here his fans do too. With delegates from Paris, Rome, Leipzig and Vauxhall, this parodic conference included papers called “‘Arf’: Canine Continuity in the Output Macrostructure” and “The Mental Hygiene Dilemma.” Zen Buddhism, Frankfurt school Marxism, Philip K. Dick and the Zappologically Deranged are used to denounce Madonna, postmodernism, hippies and everything you hold dear. Priceless. Ben Watson, music journalist and longstanding contributor to The Wire, Hi-Fi News and Signal To Noise, is well-known for his deviant and polemical music criticism and is an acknowledged expert on Frank Zappa. Esther Leslie is a reader in humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London.
Author: Ron Hutchcraft
Release Date: 2011-11-07
Genre: Family & Relationships
When we see Superman on TV and in the movies, he has it all together. The fact is, we're raised to be like Superman. We think we've got it under control, we can handle it, and we're in charge. The secret is, there's a lot of bleeding going on inside. There's a lot of us that are hurting and there's a lot of stuff for which we don't have answers. What is it that really makes you a man? Our culture has a lot of ideas. Now, all of a sudden, relationships are more confusing and the expectations of men are more confusing than they've ever been. Being a powerful man is not about conquering the world; it's about conquering you and the monsters inside you. You must conquer six key areas of your life: your mouth, your passions, coldness towards others, hardness, neglect, and selfishness. We all have areas of our lives that need to be conquered. Conquer yours and discover extreme manhood today!
Author: Ludwik Kowalski
Publisher: Ludwik Kowalski
Release Date: 2008
The author's father, a civil engineer, left Poland for the Soviet Union in 1931. An idealistic communist, he believed it was his duty to emigrate, and to contribute to the building of a new society. His wife and his infant son followed soon after. In 1938 he was arrested and sent to a GULAG camp in Kolyma, where he became a slave in Stalin's state of proletarian dictatorship. Two years later he died, most likely from exhaustion, working in a gold mine. In this book The author, who is a retired physics professor (Professor Emeritus at Montclair State University, New Jersey), shares what he knows and thinks about Stalinism. Educated in the Soviet Union (elementary school), in Poland (high school and master's degree) and in France (Ph.D. in nuclear physics), he came to the United States in 1964. He deliberately avoided talking about Stalinism and concentrated on professional activities--teaching and research. Approaching retirement, however, he wrote an essay on Stalinism entitled "Alaska Notes." It describes the gruesome Soviet reality, focusing on Kolyma, and on Stalin's inner circle. The essay contained comments on what has been published by some survivors of Stalinism, and by authors of several scholarly books, such as Leszek Kolakowski. "Alaska Notes" was posted on the Internet discussion list at Montclair State University. This public forum revealed a wide range of opinions about communism. The animated discussion, mostly among professors, convinced the author to transform the essay into this book. It is dedicated to all victims of Stalinism, and in particular to the author's father, a naive idealist deceived by propaganda. Royalties will be donated to a Montclair State Universityscholarship fund.
Seven-Tenths is James Hamilton-Paterson's classic exploration of the sea. A beautifully-written blend of literature and science, it is here brought back into print in a revised and updated edition which includes the acclaimed essay Sea Burial.