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Title The Book of Barely Imagined Beings
Author Caspar Henderson
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release 2013-04-10
Category Nature
Total Pages 448
ISBN 022604470X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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From medieval bestiaries to Borges’s Book of Imaginary Beings, we’ve long been enchanted by extraordinary animals, be they terrifying three-headed dogs or asps impervious to a snake charmer’s song. But bestiaries are more than just zany zoology—they are artful attempts to convey broader beliefs about human beings and the natural order. Today, we no longer fear sea monsters or banshees. But from the infamous honey badger to the giant squid, animals continue to captivate us with the things they can do and the things they cannot, what we know about them and what we don’t. With The Book of Barely Imagined Beings, Caspar Henderson offers readers a fascinating, beautifully produced modern-day menagerie. But whereas medieval bestiaries were often based on folklore and myth, the creatures that abound in Henderson’s book—from the axolotl to the zebrafish—are, with one exception, very much with us, albeit sometimes in depleted numbers. The Book of Barely Imagined Beings transports readers to a world of real creatures that seem as if they should be made up—that are somehow more astonishing than anything we might have imagined. The yeti crab, for example, uses its furry claws to farm the bacteria on which it feeds. The waterbear, meanwhile, is among nature’s “extreme survivors,” able to withstand a week unprotected in outer space. These and other strange and surprising species invite readers to reflect on what we value—or fail to value—and what we might change. A powerful combination of wit, cutting-edge natural history, and philosophical meditation, The Book of Barely Imagined Beings is an infectious and inspiring celebration of the sheer ingenuity and variety of life in a time of crisis and change.

A New Map of Wonders by Caspar Henderson

Title A New Map of Wonders
Author Caspar Henderson
Publisher University of Chicago Press
Release 2017-11-15
Category Science
Total Pages 368
ISBN 022629207X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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We live in a world that is known, every corner thoroughly explored. But has this knowledge cost us the ability to wonder? Wonder, Caspar Henderson argues, is at its most supremely valuable in just such a world because it reaffirms our humanity and gives us hope for the future. That’s the power of wonder, and that’s what we should aim to cultivate in our lives. But what are the wonders of the modern world? Henderson’s brilliant exploration borrows from the form of one of the oldest and most widely known sources of wonder: maps. Large, detailed mappae mundi invited people in medieval Europe to vividly imagine places and possibilities they had never seen before: manticores with the head of a man, the body of a lion, and the stinging tail of a scorpion; tribes of one-eyed men who fought griffins for diamonds; and fearsome Scythian warriors who drank the blood of their enemies from their skulls. As outlandish as these maps and the stories that went with them sound to us today, Henderson argues that our views of the world today are sometimes no less incomplete or misleading. Scientists are only beginning to map the human brain, for example, revealing it as vastly more complex than any computer we can conceive. Our current understanding of physical reality is woefully incomplete. A New Map of Wonders explores these and other realms of the wonderful, in different times and cultures and in the present day, taking readers from Aboriginal Australian landscapes to sacred sites in Great Britain, all the while keeping sight questions such as the cognitive basis of wonder and the relationship between wonder and science. Beautifully illustrated and written with wit and moral complexity, this sequel to The Book of Barely Imagined Beings is a fascinating account of the power of wonder and an unforgettable meditation on its importance to our future.

Title The Literary Review
Author
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Release 2012
Category Arts
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title American Scientist
Author
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Release 1942
Category Greek letter societies
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The McGraw Hill Book of Fiction
Author Robert DiYanni
Publisher McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release 1995
Category Fiction
Total Pages 1236
ISBN 9780070169494
Language English, Spanish, and French
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THE MCGRAW-HILL BOOK OF FICTION takes a global approach to literature, providing a rich selection of narratives for your students. As well as discussing the elements, forms, and the pleasures of fiction, the book's introduction includes a section connecting various fictional texts with works of art and songs ranging from medieval to modern times. Furthermore, the book's anthology dedicates a section to myths, legends, and folktales from around the world. When these two special features are combined with a broad array of short stories and five short novels from the western tradition, the result is a text unparalleled in its ability to introduce students to the many interrelationships within fiction among genre, culture, and history.

The Art of the Tale by Daniel Halpern

Title The Art of the Tale
Author Daniel Halpern
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Release 1987
Category Fiction
Total Pages 816
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Collects masterpieces of short fiction--from traditional forms and folktales to surrealism--and offers a wide representation of authors from the U.S., Europe, and the Third World

Imagining Worlds by Marjorie Ford

Title Imagining Worlds
Author Marjorie Ford
Publisher McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Release 1994
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 1271
ISBN 9780070215139
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This exciting anthology presents a fresh perspective on the role that literature plays in our lives, shaping our feelings, thoughts and cultures. IMAGINING WORLDS encourages a variety of personal and analytic responses to literature and literary non-fiction with its thematic focus and its wide range of genres, cultures, disciplines, and assignments. Two introductory chapters on reading, journal writing, and writing as processes of discovery are followed by chapters on the four genres of literature that fully explain and illustrate the process of writing about literature within the context of student casebooks. Six thematic chapters provide a rich collection of readings and engaging writing topics.

Title The Contemporary Review
Author
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Release 1920
Category Great Britain
Total Pages
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Twentieth century American literature
Author Harold Bloom
Publisher Chelsea House Pub
Release 1986-01
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 4747
ISBN
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Excerpts from interviews, and reviews discuss the life and works of American authors from the early twentieth century to the present

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