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Star Wars: Myths & Fables

Star Wars: Myths & Fables

Star Wars: Myths & Fables

Author: ,

Publisher: Disney Electronic Content

Isbn 10: 136805515X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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Number of Views: 1439

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Dispelling chemical industry myths

Dispelling chemical industry myths

Dispelling chemical industry myths

Author: Trevor A. Kletz

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 135145479X

Category: Science

Number of Pages: 200

Number of Views: 1175

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This book covers myths about technology, management, toxicology, and the environment. It helps all who work in the chemical industry and all chemical engineers, including teachers and students to avoid accidents and wrong decisions and use resources more effectively.


Myths and Mysteries of Tennessee

Myths and Mysteries of Tennessee

Myths and Mysteries of Tennessee

Author: Susan Sawyer

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Isbn 10: 0762795832

Category: History

Number of Pages: 176

Number of Views: 441

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This engaging, myth-busting series seeks new explanations for the ghost stories, outlaw tales, haunted places, and unsolved mysteries that shaped a state's identity.


Newton's Apple and Other Myths about Science

Newton's Apple and Other Myths about Science

Newton's Apple and Other Myths about Science

Author: Ronald L. Numbers

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Isbn 10: 067491547X

Category: Science

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 1773

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A falling apple inspired the law of gravity—or so the story goes. Is it true? Perhaps not. But why do such stories endure as explanations of how science happens? Newton’s Apple and Other Myths about Science brushes away popular misconceptions to provide a clearer picture of scientific breakthroughs from ancient times to the present.


The Practical Compendium of Immunisations for International Travel

The Practical Compendium of Immunisations for International Travel

The Practical Compendium of Immunisations for International Travel

Author: Marc Shaw,Claire Wong

Publisher: Springer

Isbn 10: 3319159224

Category: Medical

Number of Pages: 242

Number of Views: 1728

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This inclusive work presents a comprehensive update on vaccines for the international traveller. In over 21 chapters, written by leading writers in travel medicine from Australia, New Zealand and Singapore, vaccinology for travel is explained in accessible terms with a focus on practical information. An initial introduction to immunology proceeds into common travel-related diseases and a risk-analysis for acquiring them, followed by vaccine administration techniques and examples of how this knowledge can be applied to the traveller with special risks including children, pregnant women and mass travel. The book also provides a summary of current clinical practice with respect to travel medicine in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. This straightforward guide to the administration of vaccines for travellers is intended to be the one-stop for the primary healthcare professional needing authoritative practical information speedily. In addition to basic knowledge in vaccinology, guides are offered as to appropriate vaccine recommendations for travel to global regions together with vaccine contents in order to identify any precautions and contraindications. This text presents assessment and management guidelines for common medical presentations to the travel health professional in primary-care health. Easy reference chapters, with practical management parameters for vaccination for travellers, will confidently guide any knowledge acquired permitting self-responsibility in vaccine-preventable disease prevention.


Memorials to Shattered Myths

Memorials to Shattered Myths

Memorials to Shattered Myths

Author: Harriet F. Senie

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Isbn 10: 0190248416

Category: Art

Number of Pages: 288

Number of Views: 329

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Memorials to Shattered Myths: Vietnam to 9/11 traces the evolution and consequences of a new hybrid paradigm, which grants a heroic status to victims of national tragedies, and by extension to their families, thereby creating a class of privileged participants in the permanent memorial process. Harriet F. Senie suggests that instead the victims' families be able to determine the nature of an interim memorial, one that addresses their needs in the critical time between the murder of their loved ones and the completion of the permanent memorial. She also observes that the memorials discussed herein are inadvertently based on strategies of diversion and denial that direct our attention away from actual events, and reframe tragedy as secular or religious triumph. In doing so, they camouflage history, and seen as an aggregate, they define a nation of victims, exactly the concept they and their accompanying celebratory narratives were apparently created to obscure.


Great Myths of Education and Learning

Great Myths of Education and Learning

Great Myths of Education and Learning

Author: Jeffrey D. Holmes

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Isbn 10: 1118760506

Category: Psychology

Number of Pages: 224

Number of Views: 789

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Great Myths of Education and Learning reviews the scientific research on a number of widely-held misconceptions pertaining to learning and education, including misconceptions regarding student characteristics, how students learn, and the validity of various methods of assessment. A collection of the most important and influential education myths in one book, with in-depth examinations of each topic Focusing on research evidence regarding how people learn and how we can know if learning has taken place, the book provides a highly comprehensive review of the evidence contradicting each belief Topics covered include student characteristics related to learning, views of how the learning process works, and issues related to teaching techniques and testing


True Myth

True Myth

True Myth

Author: James W. Menzies

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

Isbn 10: 1625644434

Category: Religion

Number of Pages: 270

Number of Views: 1453

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Each generation asks in its own way, "What does it mean to be human?" In True Myth, James Menzies addresses this question by exploring myth and religion in the thinking of mythologist Joseph Campbell and Oxford don C. S. Lewis. Joseph Campbell understood Christianity as comprised of mythical themes similar to those in other religious and secular myths. Admitting that certain portions of the biblical record are historical, he taught the theological and miraculous aspects as symbolic, as stories in which the reader discovers what it means to be human today. C. S. Lewis defined Christianity, and being truly human, as a relationship between the personal Creator and his creation mediated through faith in his son, Jesus Christ. In contrast to Campbell, Lewis took the theological and miraculous literally. Although Lewis understood how one could see symbolism and lessons for life in miraculous events, he believed they were more than symbolic and indeed took place in human history. Not only does Menzies consider the ways Campbell and Lewis utilize myth in answering the question for their generation, but he also probes the influence and presence of myth in philosophy, media, ethics, history, literature, art, music, and religion in a contemporary context, thus helping readers consider answers for their own age.


Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion

Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion

Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion

Author: Ronald L. Numbers

Publisher: Harvard University Press

Isbn 10: 0674256956

Category: Science

Number of Pages: 320

Number of Views: 1865

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If we want nonscientists and opinion-makers in the press, the lab, and the pulpit to take a fresh look at the relationship between science and religion, Ronald L. Numbers suggests that we must first dispense with the hoary myths that have masqueraded too long as historical truths. Until about the 1970s, the dominant narrative in the history of science had long been that of science triumphant, and science at war with religion. But a new generation of historians both of science and of the church began to examine episodes in the history of science and religion through the values and knowledge of the actors themselves. Now Ronald Numbers has recruited the leading scholars in this new history of science to puncture the myths, from Galileo’s incarceration to Darwin’s deathbed conversion to Einstein’s belief in a personal God who “didn’t play dice with the universe.” The picture of science and religion at each other’s throats persists in mainstream media and scholarly journals, but each chapter in Galileo Goes to Jail shows how much we have to gain by seeing beyond the myths.


Myths from Mesopotamia

Myths from Mesopotamia

Myths from Mesopotamia

Author: ,

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Isbn 10: 0191027219

Category: Literary Collections

Number of Pages: N.A

Number of Views: 888

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The ancient civilization of Mesopotamia thrived between the rivers Tigris and Euphrates over 4,000 years ago. The myths collected here, originally written in cuneiform on clay tablets, include parallels with the biblical stories of the Creation and the Flood, and the famous Epic of Gilgamesh, the tale of a man of great strength, whose heroic quest for immortality is dashed through one moment of weakness. Recent developments in Akkadian grammar and lexicography mean that this new translation, complete with notes, a glossary of deities, place-names, and key terms, and illustrations of the mythical monsters featured in the text, will replace all other versions. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


30 Great Myths about the Romantics

30 Great Myths about the Romantics

30 Great Myths about the Romantics

Author: Duncan Wu

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Isbn 10: 1118843177

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 336

Number of Views: 471

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Brimming with the fascinating eccentricities of a complex andconfusing movement whose influences continue to resonate deeply,30 Great Myths About the Romantics adds great clarity towhat we know – or think we know – about one ofthe most important periods in literary history. Explores the various misconceptions commonly associated withRomanticism, offering provocative insights that correct and clarifyseveral of the commonly-held myths about the key figures of thisera Corrects some of the biases and beliefs about the Romanticsthat have crept into the 21st-century zeitgeist – for examplethat they were a bunch of drug-addled atheists who believed in freelove; that Blake was a madman; and that Wordsworth slept with hissister Celebrates several of the mythic objects, characters, and ideasthat have passed down from the Romantics into contemporary culture– from Blake’s Jerusalem and Keats’sOde on a Grecian Urn to the literary genre of thevampire Engagingly written to provide readers with a fun yet scholarlyintroduction to Romanticism and key writers of the period, applyingthe most up-to-date scholarship to the series of myths thatcontinue to shape our appreciation of their work


Myth and Religion in Mircea Eliade

Myth and Religion in Mircea Eliade

Myth and Religion in Mircea Eliade

Author: Douglas Allen

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1136769447

Category: History

Number of Pages: 386

Number of Views: 790

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This multidisciplinary study is the first book devoted entirely to the critical interpretation of the writings of Mircea Eliade on myth. One of the most popular and influential historians and theorists of myth, Eliade argued that all myth is religious. Douglas Allen critically interprets Eliade's theories of religion, myth, and symbolism and analys


D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths

Author: Ingri d'Aulaire,Edgar Parin d'Aulaire

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

Isbn 10: 1524770647

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Number of Pages: 208

Number of Views: 1222

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"I doubt I would have grown up to be the writer and artist I became had I not fallen in love with D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths at the age of seven."—R. J. Palacio, author of Wonder Kids can lose themselves in a world of myth and magic while learning important cultural history in this beloved classic collection of Greek mythology. Now updated with a new cover and an afterword featuring never-before-published drawings from the sketchbook of Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire, plus an essay about their life and work and photos from the family achive. In print for over fifty years, D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths has introduced generations to Greek mythology—and continues to enthrall young readers. Here are the greats of ancient Greece—gods and goddesses, heroes and monsters—as freshly described in words and pictures as if they were alive today. No other volume of Greek mythology has inspired as many young readers as this timeless classic. Both adults and children alike will find this book a treasure for years to come.


The Postcolonial and Imperial Experience in American Transcendentalism

The Postcolonial and Imperial Experience in American Transcendentalism

The Postcolonial and Imperial Experience in American Transcendentalism

Author: M. Paryz

Publisher: Springer

Isbn 10: 1137012188

Category: Literary Criticism

Number of Pages: 240

Number of Views: 523

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Analyses literary representations of the American experience in selected works of Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, and Walt Whitman. Reveals the ambivalence that underlay the cultural and political development of the United States as a former colony.


NIV, Bible for Women, eBook

NIV, Bible for Women, eBook

NIV, Bible for Women, eBook

Author: Zondervan,

Publisher: Zondervan

Isbn 10: 0310419069

Category: Bibles

Number of Pages: 1792

Number of Views: 749

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Daily devotions that inspire women to spend time with God What is on your heart today? Struggles at home or with a friend? The miracle and joy of a new birth? A misunderstanding with a boyfriend or spouse? Are you grieving a loss? Are you celebrating a new job? Or anticipating a move? Whatever you face, good or bad, the NIV Bible for Women is relevant to your joys and sorrows, worries, fears, pain and happiness. God loves you and gave you his Word, the Bible, so you could know him more. The NIV Bible for Women contains an inspiring foreword by Shauna Niequist and writings by women who want to share their experiences—their joys and their struggles—with you. Authors such as Naomi Zacharias, Alyssa Joy Bethke, Caryn Rivadeneria, Rachel Held Evans, Katie Davis, Enuma Okoro, Kathy Khang, Laura Ortberg Turner, Kristen Howerton (Rage Against the Minivan), Margaret Feinberg, Tsh Oxenreider (The Art of Simple), and Annie Downs share their thoughts on topics ranging from cultural issues like social justice, economic inequality, and social media addiction to personal needs like prayer, decision-making, relationships, infertility, career, and calling. These thought-provoking topics are easy to share on social networks to strengthen and inspire your circle of friends while creating meaningful conversation. The NIV Bible for Women will help your time spent with God grow deeper and richer as you dig into his Word, bask in his love, learn his ways and then in turn share your journey with others in all the situations you face. Features: Complete text of the accurate, readable, and clear New International Version (NIV) Enter into the presence of God through the devotions each weekday and the Myths for each weekend for a full year of readings Apply the "Reflect" questions and the "Pray" prompts so you can take what you have read and become more intimately connected with God Evaluate the culturally accepted myths that are presented in articles that challenge your previous notions with truth from God’s Word Topical index to enhance your personal study


CSB Study Bible, Revised and Updated

CSB Study Bible, Revised and Updated

CSB Study Bible, Revised and Updated

Author: CSB Bibles by Holman

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

Isbn 10: 1535988010

Category: Bibles

Number of Pages: 2208

Number of Views: 852

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The CSB Study Bible is designed to help you know and be transformed by God’s Word. Featuring the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB), this study Bible keeps Scripture primary on every page. To inspire you to grow in your understanding and love for God’s Word, the CSB Study Bible includes an award-winning array of study resources including over 16,000 study notes, tools, and word studies—each tool presented on the same page as the verses it refers to. For both deep study and daily reading, the CSB Study Bible is the ideal resource for lifelong discipleship. Features include: 368 word studies to introduce you to the context and meaning behind key Greek and Hebrew words High-quality smyth-sewn binding that will lie open whether you are reading Genesis 1 or Revelation 22 Full-color visuals to help you see the structure and context of Scripture come alive, including 94 photographs, 55 maps, 44 paintings, 21 illustrations/reconstructions, 19 charts, and 61 timelines Introductions and outlines for each book, including background information, theological themes, and insights into the unique contribution of each book Easy-to-read layout with two columns of text, Jesus' words in red, center-column cross-references, and three columns of notes The CSB Study Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.


Great Myths of Child Development

Great Myths of Child Development

Great Myths of Child Development

Author: Stephen Hupp,Jeremy D. Jewell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Isbn 10: 1118521250

Category: Psychology

Number of Pages: 208

Number of Views: 460

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Great Myths of Child Development reveals the latestevidence-based science behind the myths and misconceptions aboutthe developing child. Shatters the most commonly-held child development myths Reveals the science behind such topical issues astwin-telepathy, sex-prediction, and imaginary friends Covers hot-button issues like childhood vaccines, spankings,“time-outs,” and breastfeeding of older children Features numerous pop culture references and examples drawnfrom popular TV shows and movies, such as Duck Dynasty,Modern Family and Mad Men Points to a wealth of supplementary resources for interestedparents—from evidence-based treatments and self-help books torelevant websites


Moon Lore

Moon Lore

Moon Lore

Author: Reverand Timothy Harley

Publisher: David and Charles

Isbn 10: 1446358461

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Number of Pages: 279

Number of Views: 823

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Divided into four parts, Reverand Timothy Harley investigates Moon spots: 'it is mythological and mirthsome', Moon Worship: 'to show that anthropomorphism and sexuality have been the principle factors in that idolatry which in all ages has paid homage to the hosts of heaven', Moon Superstitions: lunar fancies, eclipses and influences, and Moon Inhabitation: a literary essay 'presenting in nuce the present state of the enigma of "the plurality of worlds". With eight line illustrations interspersed throughout the chapters, this ebook provides readers with fascinating lunar lore. The Paranormal, the new ebook series from F&W Media International Ltd, resurrecting rare titles, classic publications and out-of-print texts, as well as new ebook titles on the supernatural - other-worldly books for the digital age. The series includes a range of paranormal subjects from angels, fairies and UFOs to near-death experiences, vampires, ghosts and witchcraft.


Long Time Passing

Long Time Passing

Long Time Passing

Author: Myra MacPherson

Publisher: Indiana University Press

Isbn 10: 9780253002761

Category: History

Number of Pages: 736

Number of Views: 1314

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This new edition of a classic book on the impact of the Vietnam War on Americans reintroduces the haunted voices of the Vietnam era to a new generation of readers. Based on more than 500 interviews, Long Time Passing is journalist Myra MacPherson’s acclaimed exploration of the wounds, pride, and guilt of those who fought and those who refused to fight the war that continues to envelop the psyche of this nation. In a new introduction, Myra MacPherson reflects on what has changed, and what hasn’t, in the years since these interviews were conducted, explains the key points of reference from the 1980s that feature prominently in them, and brings the stories of her principal characters up to date. “A haunting chorus of voices, a moving deeply disturbing evocation of an era.” —San Francisco Chronicle “A brilliant and necessary book . . . this stunning depiction of Vietnam’s bitter fruit is calculated to agitate even the most complacent American.” —Philadelphia Inquirer “There have been many books on the Vietnam War, but few have captured its second life as memory better than Long Time Passing.” —Washington Post Book World “Enthralling reading . . . full of deep and strong emotions.” —New York Times


Literacy Myths, Legacies, and Lessons

Literacy Myths, Legacies, and Lessons

Literacy Myths, Legacies, and Lessons

Author: Harvey J. Graff

Publisher: Routledge

Isbn 10: 1351508601

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Number of Pages: 223

Number of Views: 330

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In his latest writings on the history of literacy and its importance for present understanding and future rethinking, historian Harvey J. Graff continues his critical revisions of many commonly held ideas about literacy. The book speaks to central concerns about the place of literacy in modern and late-modern culture and society, and its complicated historical foundations.Drawing on other aspects of his research, Graff places the chapters that follow in the context of current thinking and major concerns about literacy, and the development of both historical and interdisciplinary studies. Special emphasis falls upon the usefulness of "the literacy myth" as an important subject for interdisciplinary study and understanding. Critical stock-taking of the field includes reflections on Graff's own research and writings of the last three decades, and the relationships that connect interdisciplinary rethinking and the literacy myth.The collection is noteworthy for its attention to Graff's reflections on his identification of "the literacy myth" and in developing [email protected] (Ohio State University) as a model for university-wide interdisciplinary programs. It also deals with ordinary concerns about literacy, or illiteracy, that are shared by academics and concerned citizens. These nontechnical essays will speak to both academic and nonacademic audiences across disciplines and cultural orientations.