Literature and Science

Author: John H. Cartwright
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781851094585
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Literary Criticism

A survey of the interaction between science and Anglo-American literature from the late medieval period to the 20th century, examining how authors, thinkers, and philosophers have viewed science in literary texts, and used science as a window to the future. * Gives clear explanations of scientific ideas ranging from medieval cosmology to modern concepts in astronomy * Organizes the material in chronological order with a chronology and bibliographic essay accompanying each chapter

The Mythical Zoo

Author: Boria Sax
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781576076125
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

A varied and insightful compendium of animals and the relationships between humans and animals. * Includes over 50 A–Z conversational entries * Fully illustrated with a variety of images from medieval prints to editorial cartoons and advertisements * Weaves together a cross-cultural tapestry encompassing mythology, history, art, science, philosophy, and literature while discussing the special significance of animals in human cultures * Includes relevant quotes from worldwide texts preceding each entry

Surfing in the Movies

Author: John Engle
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9780786495214
Release Date: 2015-10-05
Genre: Performing Arts

Surfing has fascinated filmmakers since Thomas Edison shot footage of Waikiki beachboys in 1906. Before the 1950s surf craze, surfing showed up in travelogues or as exotic background for studio features. The arrival of Gidget (1959) on the big screen swept the sport into popular culture, but surfer-filmmakers were already featuring the day's best surfers in self-narrated two-reelers. Hollywood and independent filmmakers have produced about three dozen surf films in the last half-century, including the frothy Beach Party movies, Point Break (1991) and Chasing Mavericks (2012). From Bud Browne's earliest efforts to The Endless Summer (1966), Riding Giants (2004) and today's brilliant videos, over 1,000 surfing movies have celebrated the stoke. This first full-length study of surf movies gives critical attention to hundreds of the most important films.

The Constitutional Convention of 1787

Author: John R. Vile
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781851096695
Release Date: 2005
Genre: History

The first encyclopedic treatment of the personalities, politics, and events involved in drafting the U.S. Constitution. * 350 A-Z entries and dozens of sidebars including persons, events, compromises, committees, constitutional provisions, and even trivia * Two separate chronologies-one for day-to-day events at the Convention and one covering key events in the years surrounding the Convention * Primary source documents including copies of the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the U.S. Constitution and its amendments * Extensive cross-references, a topical table of contents, bibliographical entries, a complete index, and maps

After Secularism

Author: E. Wilson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9780230355316
Release Date: 2011-11-22
Genre: Social Science

Having destabilized dominant assumptions about the nature of religion, there is now a need to develop new ways of thinking about this ever-present phenomenon in global politics. This book outlines a new approach to understanding religion and its relationship with politics in the West and globally for International Relations.

Learning to Fulfill the Needs of Your Self

Author: Faith H. Charles Ph D
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 9781477162101
Release Date: 2008-10-31
Genre: Self-Help

An interesting and valuable tool to assess the significance of a complex of psychosocial factors affecting the mental and physical health of us all. Its an innovative idea and deserves exposure. Eric Fine, MD Dr. Charles has an amazing ability to make a difficult concept easily understood. Justin Parr, MD She presents a natural and practical way to fulfill your needs and bring harmony to your life. Edward Pratowski, author of Writing for the Deep People

Classic Love Romance Literature

Author: Virginia Brackett
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
ISBN: UOM:39015043046203
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

Before Barbara Cartland, there was Emily Bronte. Before Fabio, there was Heathcliff. If you want to see how men and women have looked at love, and each other, over the centuries, just open this endlessly readable encyclopedia: your A-to-Z guide to the literature of love. From Romeo and Juliet to Rebecca, entries treat scores of the most memorable novels and plays. Coverage is fair and square: men and women get equal time; elite and popular fiction are treated with respect; and minority voices are clearly heard. More than 340 A-to-Z entries are thoroughly illustrated, cross-referenced, and indexed.

Encyclopedia of Travel Literature

Author: Christopher Kevin Brown
Publisher: Abc-Clio Incorporated
ISBN: UOM:39015050061749
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: Reference

Before the days of photography and TV, and when travelling abroad was for the very few, people learned about foreign countries, other peoples, and intrepid adventurers through the works of travel writers. This book sketches the lives of explorers, novelists and poets from 1450 to the present.

Author: Thomas Wolfe
Publisher: Metaichmio Publications
ISBN: 9786180311280
Release Date: 2017-03-19
Genre: Fiction

Το αυτοβιογραφικό βιβλίο του Thomas Wolfe Γύρνα σπίτι, άγγελέ μου, που τον καθιέρωσε ως μια από τις λαμπρότερες λογοτεχνικές φωνές του 20ού αιώνα ασκώντας σημαντική επιρροή στο έργο πολλών μεταγενέστερων συγγραφέων, κυκλοφόρησε το 1929. Γνώρισε μεγάλη επιτυχία, διασκευάστηκε για τη θεατρική σκηνή και μεταφράστηκε σε πολλές χώρες σε όλο τον κόσμο. Το μυθιστόρημα αφηγείται την ιστορία του Ευγένιου Γκαντ που μεγαλώνει σε μια μικρή επαρχιακή αμερικάνικη πόλη στις αρχές του προηγούμενου αιώνα. Μοναχικός παρίας αλλά και παθιασμένος αντιμέτωπος με έντονες καταστάσεις και με μια οικογενειακή τραγωδία πριν συνειδητοποιήσει ότι πρέπει να αφήσει το σπίτι του αν θέλει να διαμορφώσει την προσωπική του ταυτότητα.

ISBN: WISC:89055403364
Release Date: 1991
Genre: Education

Adolescent Literature As a Complement to the Classics

Author: Joan F. Kaywell
Publisher: Christopher-Gordon Pub
ISBN: UVA:X006044571
Release Date: 1992-11-01
Genre: Education

Suggests ways in which teachers can employ popular young adult literature to aid in teaching literary classics to adolescents.