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Download E-books Eagle (Animal) PDF

A image of energy, divinity, struggle, and justice, the eagle has been essentially the most dominant birds within the human mind's eye for millennia. Exploring the wealthy historical past of this chicken and its portrayal in paintings, movie, literature, and poetry, this publication examines how eagles turned an emblematic creature that still embodies the paradoxes of our existence.
Janine Rogers finds that whereas people affiliate eagles with gentle and studying, additionally they attach the birds to loss of life and corruption. Eagles embellish flags, crests, and different logos, yet as she exhibits, they've got additionally been relentlessly persecuted and perceived as predatory threats to farm animals. whereas contemplating those contradictions, Rogers argues that eagles have suffered from the consequences of human actions for years, from pesticide use to habitat destruction and international warming. She demonstrates the risks of no longer saving eagles from destruction, as they're key to controlling pest populations and clearing carcasses. that includes many illustrations of eagles within the wild, paintings, and pop culture, Eagle shines new gentle on our advanced courting with those birds, their foreign value, and the dire implications of wasting them to modern ecological threats.

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Download E-books Ghosts: True Encounters with the World Beyond PDF

By Hans Holzer

Sign up for paranormal specialist and storyteller extraordinaire Hans Holzer as he explores ghostly manifestations of each sort and delves into the genuine nature of "the different side." during this groundbreaking book--featuring eye-opening pictures of ghostly apparitions and visitations--Holzer provides hundreds of thousands of case histories, tips about examining sounds and different signs from the past, and more.

Hans Holzer is the writer of one hundred twenty books, together with The fact approximately Witchcraft, The New Pagans, Hans Holzer's shuttle consultant to Haunted Houses, and Witches. He died in 2009.

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Download E-books Mythe et religion en Grèce ancienne PDF

By Jean-Pierre Vernant

Est-on en droit de parler de "religion" pour les Grecs, au sens où nous entendons ce terme ? Non, répond l'auteur, dans los angeles mesure où le polythéisme des Grecs ne doit pas être confondu avec les religions monothéistes révélées. Alors que ces dernières visent à assurer le salut body of workers de l'individu, au sein d'une Eglise, avec une ouverture sur l'au-delà, los angeles faith polythéiste des Grecs s'exerce dans le cadre politique de los angeles cité old. Engagé dans les associations de l. a. cité, le religieux apparaît dès lors orienté vers l. a. vie terrestre : il vise à ménager aux citoyens une life pleinement humaine ici-bas, non à assurer leur salut dans l'autre monde. Ce que l. a. faith laisse en dehors de son champ et que des courants sectaires et marginaux prennent en cost, los angeles philosophie se l'appropriera.

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Download E-books The Undrowned Child PDF

Teodora has regularly longed to go to Venice, and eventually she has her probability. yet unusual and sinister issues are afoot within the attractive floating urban. Teo is readily subsumed right into a mystery global during which salty-tongued mermaids run subversive printing presses, ghosts stable and undesirable patrol the streets, statues converse, rats learn, and librarians fluidly become cats. And the place a ebook, The Key to the key City, leads Teo immediately into the guts of the risk that threatens to wreck town to which she feels she belongs. An historic proverb turns out to unite Teo with a Venetian boy, Renzo, and with the Traitor who has again from the darkish previous to wreak revenge. . . . yet who's the Undrowned baby destined to save lots of Venice?

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Download E-books Scale-Bright PDF

By Benjanun Sriduangkaew

Shortlisted for the British technological know-how Fiction organization Award. 

Julienne's aunts are the archer who shot down the suns and the lady who lives at the moon. They train her that there is extra to the town of her beginning than meets the attention - that underneath the fashionable chrome and glass of Hong Kong there are demons, gods, and the seethe of historic feuds. As a mortal Julienne is to provide them extensive berth, for in contrast to her divine aunts she is painfully weak, and selection prey for any demon. 

Until in the future, she comes throughout a wounded, bleeding girl nobody else can see, and is drawn into an previous, outdated tale of affection, snake girls, and the deathless monk who hunts them.

"Benjanun is a magician with words-she makes use of language to rouse every little thing from the feel of a competition meal, to the violence and melancholy of Houyi struggling with opposed to a demon; from the sensation of being resurrected from the useless, to a goddess observing the increase of recent cities." - Aliette de Bodard, Hugo and Nebula award profitable writer of "Immersion".

"Possibly the main fascinating new voice in speculative fiction at the present time. Benjanun Sriduangkaew is lyrical, edgy and startling - she is a real original." - Lavie Tidhar, global myth Award profitable writer of OSAMA and THE VIOLENT CENTURY.

Includes SCALE-BRIGHT brief tales "Woman of the sunlight, lady of the Moon", "The Crows Her Dragon's Gate" and "Chang'e Dashes from the Moon".

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Download E-books The Callisto Myth from Ovid to Atwood: Initiation and Rape in Literature PDF

By Kathleen Wall

Kathleen Wall strains the parable via fifteen works of English, American, and Canadian literature, supplying a clean, feminist studying of those narratives. one of the works analysed are choices via Margaret Atwood, Charlotte Bronte, Thomas Hardy, and George Elliot. The ensuing textual content unearths many aspects of the realities of women's adventure from the center a long time to the 20th century. And finally, Wall exhibits rape to be an expression of dominance instead of lust, giving elevated help to the definition advised by means of feminists. Wall demonstrates that the Callisto fantasy is a strong archetype which illustrates either the victimization of ladies and their look for independence and autonomy, an archetype that are meant to no longer be overlooked by means of sleek women.

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Download E-books Hand of Isis PDF

By Jo Graham

Charmian is handmaiden to Cleopatra. She can be an oracle, proficient with historic stories which may carry the main to keeping Egypt. via blood and hearth, conflict and peace, love and loss of life, she is going to face a determined fight that may remake the way forward for the world.

Shortlisted for the Locus top First Novel Award, incorporated within the Amazon Editors' best Ten record in technology Fiction and delusion for 2008 and the Locus Recommended interpreting checklist, with starred studies in Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews, Jo Graham is among the most fun new voices to return out of ancient fable lately.

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Download E-books The Arthurian Handbook (Second Edition) PDF

By Norris J. Lacy

Every thing you ever desired to find out about King Arthur and his knights is roofed during this interesting quantity: the origins of the Grail legend, the Tristan and Isolde love tale in opera and literature, Spielberg's use of Arthurian motifs in Star Wars , the depiction of Arthur in work, the presentation of Camelot at the Broadway degree, the twitting of the legend in Monty Python and the Holy Grail and masses more.
This serious survey of Arthurian historical past and legend, archaeology, literature, and the humanities from the 5th century to the current offers an creation for the overall reader and an invaluable precis for the expert. It deals either ancient evidence and key discussions on Arthurian topics, from post-Roman Britain to the latest novels and movies. there's a long thesaurus of Arthurian characters, motifs, and areas, a chronology of significant ancient and literary goods, a consultant to pronunciation, and an entire bibliography.
What's new in the moment Edition:All the fabric has been revised and up to date to 1996 because the unique 1988 variation; The bankruptcy on sleek literature has been completely revised, with new fabric on writings from France, Germany, England, and the USA; The assurance of King Arthur within the arts has solely rewritten by means of one of many most excellent professionals in Arthurian experiences. Brand-new geneological charts of the ancestry of Arthur and his relations and the Grail kings and knights.; a completely up to date chronology; Many new illustrations.

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Download E-books Autumn Bones: Agent of Hel PDF

By Jacqueline Carey

Fathered via an incubus, raised via a mortal mom, and liaison to the Pemkowet Police division, Daisy Johanssen pulled the neighborhood jointly after a summer time tragedy took place the inn city she calls domestic. issues are again to normal—as basic because it will get for a city recognized for its supernatural tourism and presided over through the reclusive Norse goddess Hel.
Not in basic terms has Daisy now received recognize as Hel’s enforcer; she’s relationship Sinclair Palmer, a pleasant, doubtless general human man. now not too shabby for the daughter of a demon. regrettably, Sinclair has a mystery. And it’s an enormous one.
He’s descended from obeah sorcerers, and so they wish him again. If he doesn’t go back to Jamaica to soak up his rightful function within the family members, they’ll unharness spirit magic that may have dire effects for town. It’s Daisy’s task to prevent it, and she’s going to wish loads of aid. yet time is operating out, the lifeless are turning out to be stressed, and one mistake may fee Daisy everything.…

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