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The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

By Isabel Greenberg
  • ISBN Code: : 0316225827
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
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A beautifully illustrated book of imaginary fables about Earth's early--and lost--history. Before our history began, another--now forgotten--civilization thrived. The people who roamed Early Earth were much like us: curious, emotional, funny, ambitious, and vulnerable. In this series of illustrated and linked tales, Isabel Greenberg chronicles the explorations of a young man as he paddles from his home in the North Pole to the South Pole. There, he meets his true love, but their romance is ill-fated. Early Earth's unusual and finicky polarity means the lovers can never touch. As intricate and richly imagined as the work of Chris Ware, and leavened with a dry wit that rivals Kate Beaton's in Hark! A Vagrant, Isabel Greenberg's debut will be a welcome addition to the thriving graphic novel genre.

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  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 911
  • Pdf File: scorpionfish.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A Best Summer Read at The Daily Beast and Alma A captivating and transporting travel novel, Scorpionfish reveals how what we leave behind may be exactly what we've been looking for all along. After the unexpected deaths of her parents, academic Mira returns to her childhood home in Athens. On her first night back, she encounters a new neighbor, a longtime ship captain who has found himself, for the first time in years, no longer at sea. As one summer night tumbles into another, Mira and the Captain’s voices drift across the balconies of their apartments, disclosing details and stories: of careers, of families, of love. For Mira, love has so often meant Aris, an ex-boyfriend and rising Greek politician who has recently become engaged to a movie star. There is, too, her love for her dear friend Nefeli—a well-known artist who came of age during the military dictatorship—as well as Dimitra and Fady, a couple caring for a young refugee boy. Undergirding each relationship is the love that these characters have for Athens, a beautiful but complicated city that is equal parts lushness and sharp edges. Scorpionfish is a map of how and where we find our true selves: in the pull of the sea; the sway of late-night bar music; the risk and promise of art; and in the sparkling, electric, summertime charge of endless possibility. Award-winning author Natalie Bakopoulos braids a story of vulnerability, desire, and bittersweet truth, unraveling old ways of living and, in the end, creating something new.

Encyclopedia of Goddesses and Heroines [2 volumes]

By Patricia Monaghan
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 0313349908
  • Total of Pages : 641
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 529
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-goddesses-and-heroines-2-volumes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This two-volume set provides a comprehensive guide to the vast array of feminine divine figures found throughout the world. • Coverage of thousands of goddesses describe their myths and images, as well as how they were honored by their worshipers • Organization by region permits in-depth study of specific religious traditions • Includes 40 line drawings by renowned mythic artist Hrana Janto, based on original works from various cultures • Extensive bibliographies on each of the 30 cultures represented draw from the fields of classics, anthropology, folklore, literature, and psychology

Encyclopedia of World Religions

By Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1593394918
  • Total of Pages : 1200
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 978
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-world-religions.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A guide to the religions of the world and to the concepts, movements, people, and events that have shaped them. It includes features such as: entries on religious movements and concepts, historical and legendary figures, divinities, religious sites and ceremonies; images that show sacred places, vestments, rituals, objects, and texts; and more.

Encyclopedia of Women in the Ancient World

By Joyce E. Salisbury
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1576070921
  • Total of Pages : 385
  • Category : History
  • Members : 694
  • Pdf File: encyclopedia-of-women-in-the-ancient-world.pdf

Book Short Summary:

An extensive and fascinating collection of stories featuring both famous and everyday women, giving a well-rounded view of the lives of women in the ancient world. * Entries including women from myth, religion, and legend including Eve, Aphrodite, the earth goddess Gaea, Helen of Troy, and Isis * Entries arranged by categories such as Greece, Rome, Christian, and Northern Europe for ease of research * Many rare and revealing images including a procession of virgin martyrs, ca. A.D. 560 * Photographs of ancient sculptures including a Minoan snake goddess, ca. 1600 B.C.; numerous maps of ancient Greece and Mesopotamia; and a depiction of the Hellenistic monarchies * Genealogical charts of the Herodian family, the family of Augustus, and the Julio-Claudian house

Graphic Novels: A Guide to Comic Books, Manga, and More, 2nd Edition

By Michael Pawuk,David S. Serchay
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Book Code : 1440851360
  • Total of Pages : 719
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 365
  • Pdf File: graphic-novels.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

Exploring Children's Literature

By Nikki Gamble
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Book Code : 1526451255
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Members : 922
  • Pdf File: exploring-children-s-literature.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Having a good working knowledge of children's literature is vital for primary teachers; the best way to develop switched-on young readers is to ensure they get access to high-quality age-appropriate material that engages and inspires them. This book explores the rich and varied world of children's literature and how it can be used in teaching to promote reading for pleasure and create lifelong readers. New to this edition: Digital literacy and use of technology Exploring comic books and graphic novels Expanded discussion of home-school links Updated book recommendation lists This is essential reading for anyone studying primary English on initial teacher education courses, including undergraduate (BEd, BA with QTS), postgraduate (PGCE, PGDE, School Direct, SCITT), and for teachers undertaking CPD in English, literacy or children's literature.

Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

By Virginia Trimble,Thomas Williams,Katherine Bracher,Richard Jarrell,Jordan D. Marché,F. Jamil Ragep
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 0387304002
  • Total of Pages : 1341
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 150
  • Pdf File: biographical-encyclopedia-of-astronomers.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers is a unique and valuable resource for historians and astronomers alike. The two volumes include approximately 1550 biographical sketches on astronomers from antiquity to modern times. It is the collective work of about 400 authors edited by an editorial board of 9 historians and astronomers, and provides additional details on the nature of an entry and some summary statistics on the content of entries. This new reference provides biographical information on astronomers and cosmologists by utilizing contemporary historical scholarship. Individual entries vary from 100 to 1500 words, including the likes of the superluminaries such as Newton and Einstein, as well as lesser-known astronomers like Galileo’s acolyte, Mario Guiducci. A comprehensive contributor index helps researchers to identify the authors of important scientific topics and treatises.