Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World
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Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction: Finding Humanity in a Posthuman World

Posthumanism in Young Adult Fiction is a fascinating and critically insightful addition to the growing body of scholarly work that examines how literary texts for adolescent readers engage with posthumanism. Tarr and White have brought together an eclectic collection of essays which consider key posthumanist issues―such as networked subjectivities and embodiment―from a feminist lens that is acutely attuned to the discourses of power ...

Reading Derrida and Ricoeur: Improbable Encounters Between Deconstruction and Hermeneutics
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Reading Derrida and Ricoeur

Offers a constructive new approach to the debate between hermeneutics and deconstruction. Written in the aftermath of the deaths of the French philosophers Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) and Paul Ricoeur (1913-2005), this book is an important and innovative study of the contentious relation between deconstruction and hermeneutics. Offering close readings of Derrida’s and Ricoeur’s writings on phenomenology, psychoanalysis, structuralist...

The Giza Death Star
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The Giza Death Star

Everything by Joseph Farrell, PhD (Oxford) is astounding in research, writing and unique insights. This is the fifth Farrell book I have read, an the man never ceases to amaze me. As a high-honors Georgetown grad, Phi Beta Kappa, and former intel, US Marine Corps, I took the trouble of looking up many of his footnotes -- and everything the man says, asn unbelievable as it seems, CAN be verified. This is so very important because, bas...

Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School
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Ahead of the Curve: Two Years at Harvard Business School

Two years in the cauldron of capitalism-"horrifying and very funny" (The Wall Street Journal) In this candid and entertaining insider's look at the most influential school in global business, Philip Delves Broughton draws on his crack reporting skills to describe his madcap years at Harvard Business School. Ahead of the Curve recounts the most edifying and surprising lessons learned in the quest for an MBA, from the ingenious chicane...

20 Ways to Draw a Dress and 44 Other Fabulous Fashions and Accessories
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20 Ways to Draw a Dress and 44 Other Fabulous Fashions and Accessories

She wants to be a fashion designer but complained to me that she cannot draw! This book contains simplified drawings of fashions to stimulate her imagination with blank pages she can sketch on. It provides a language she can use to communicate designs without several years of anatomy and drawing classes! How perfect was this birthday gift for a 13 year old aspiring to be a wedding dress designer!

The Writer's Idea Thesaurus: An Interactive Guide for Developing Ideas for Novels and Short Stories
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The Writer's Idea Thesaurus

This book is pretty cool, lots of interesting jump start ideas or ideas to help you knock yourself out of being stuck on a manuscript. I write romance, so I didn't find too much that worked for me - though I love the idea of it. I have a nephew who writes fantasy so when I gave it to him, he has found it quite useful.

The Armchair Birder: Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar Birds
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The Armchair Birder: Discovering the Secret Lives of Familiar Birds

I bought this book for a very best friend who is an avid bird enthusiast. She enjoyed the read and liked the break from the traditional fieldbook. It isn't there with her "what is that?" reference materials but she told me she finds the stories something to savor.. As a gift for a backyard birder- it was a hit.

Linguistic Emotivity
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Linguistic Emotivity (Pragmatics & Beyond New Series)

Linguistic Emotivity explores expressive and emotive meanings in Japanese from the perspective of the Place of Negotiation theory. The Place of Negotiation theory provides a framework for understanding how linguistic signs function in the place of communication (in cognitive, emotive, and interactional places). The theory finds the indexicality of a sign fundamental and views meanings as being negotiated among interactants who share ...

Difficult Beginnings: Three Works on the Bodhisattva Path
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Difficult Beginnings: Three Works on the Bodhisattva Path

This is the first English translation of the works of Candragomin—a seventh-century Indian philosopher and poet—which have been highly influential in the practice of Buddhism over the past twelve centuries. The book provides an excellent introduction to Mahayana, the "middle way" of the Buddhist path. It will appeal to anyone interested in Eastern Religion. Candragomin is regarded in the Indo-Tibetan tradition as an exemplar of the b...

Die Metapher der Mischung in den platonischen Dialogen Sophistes und Philebos
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Die Metapher der Mischung in den platonischen Dialogen Sophistes und Philebos

Das vorliegende Buch ist die überarbeitete Fassung meiner Dissertation, die ich im September 2006 an der Fakultät für Philosophie und Geschichte der Eberhard Karls Uni- versität Tübingen eingereicht habe. Meinen ersten Dank möchte ich den beiden Betreuern meiner Doktorarbeit ausdrü- cken. Professor Dr. Thomas Alexander Szlezák hat sowohl durch seine Veranstaltungen als auch durch unsere Gespräche den Horizont meines Verständnisses de...