Tiergarten - In the Garden of Beasts

Ein amerikanischer Botschafter in Nazi-Deutschland
Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 345585107X
Category: History
Page: 480
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Berlin, 1933. William E. Dodd kommt als Botschafter nach Deutschland. Zunächst recht unkritisch, verkehren er und seine Tochter Martha mit hochrangigen Nazis und besuchen deren schillernde Partys. Doch die Schatten werden immer dunkler - bis zur blutigen »Nacht der langen Messer«, in der ein Ausbruch von Gewalt und Hass endgültig Hitlers skrupellose Ambitionen offenbart. Er ist nicht Roosevelts erste Wahl, doch da sich kein anderer Kandidat findet, wird der gutmütige Geschichtsprofessor Dodd nach Berlin geschickt. Dieser muss sich nicht nur mit den merkwürdigen Entwicklungen in Deutschland auseinandersetzen, sondern auch einem intriganten, politisch gleichgültigen State Department entgegentreten. Unterdessen ist Martha verzückt von den Partys und dem Pomp - und den hübschen jungen Nazis. Doch als sich Attacken auf Juden häufen, die Presse der Zensur unterworfen wird, Entwürfe von beängstigenden Gesetzen in den Umlauf kommen und schließlich in der »Nacht der langen Messer« Hitlers wahre Absichten offenbar werden, müssen die Dodds die Gefahr erkennen. Atemberaubend temporeich erzählt, mit unvergesslichen Porträts der neuen Herren von Deutschland, zeigt das Buch aus der Perspektive von externen Augenzeugen die Machtergreifung der Nazis in einem neuen Licht - und gibt Einblick, warum die Welt die ernste Bedrohung durch Hitler erst wahrnahm, als Berlin und Europa von Blut und Terror überschwemmt wurden.

A Medieval Book of Beasts

The Second-family Bestiary : Commentary, Art, Text and Translation
Author: Willene B. Clark
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9780851156828
Category: Art
Page: 280
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Text, translation, and critical study of one of the most important medieval bestiaries.

Beasts

thumb-nail studies in pets
Author: Wardlaw Kennedy
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Zoology
Page: 152
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The Book of Beasts

Being a Translation from a Latin Bestiary of the Twelfth Century
Author: Terence Hanbury White
Publisher: UW-Madison Libraries Parallel Press
ISBN: 9781893311299
Category: Animals
Page: 296
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White's The Bestiary: A Book of Beasts was the first and, for a time, the only English translation of a medieval bestiary. White provides an excellent appendix that explains how the creatures of the bestiary influenced the development of allegory and symbolism in art and literature.

Beauties and Beasts


Author: Betsy Gould Hearne
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0897747291
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 179
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Presents several versions of "Beauty and the Beast" and "Cupid and Psyche, " and provides several tales that reverse traditional gender roles. Includes commentary on each tale, activities, bibliographies, and a list of sources.

Lady of the Beasts

The Goddess and Her Sacred Animals
Author: Buffie Johnson
Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co
ISBN: 9780892815234
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 400
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Discusses goddess images in statues, religious artifacts, and art from Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and other parts of the world

Encyclopedia of Beasts and Monsters in Myth, Legend and Folklore


Author: Theresa Bane
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147662268X
Category: Social Science
Page: 428
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“Here there be dragons”—this notation was often made on ancient maps to indicate the edges of the known world and what lay beyond. Heroes who ventured there were only as great as the beasts they encountered. This encyclopedia contains more than 2,200 monsters of myth and folklore, who both made life difficult for humans and fought by their side. Entries describe the appearance, behavior, and cultural origin of mythic creatures well-known and obscure, collected from traditions around the world.

Beasts


Author: S. L. Hamilton
Publisher: ABDO
ISBN: 9781616134679
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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Presents information about such legendary beasts as sasquatch, yeti, and kraken, including why some people have believed in them, and why others are skeptical.

Brothers & Beasts

An Anthology of Men on Fairy Tales
Author: Kate Bernheimer
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814332672
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 191
View: 1920
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Breaks new ground in fairy-tale studies by offering male writers a chance to reflect on their relationships to fairy tales.

Tiergarten - In the Garden of Beasts

Ein amerikanischer Botschafter in Nazi-Deutschland
Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 345585107X
Category: History
Page: 480
View: 9291
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Berlin, 1933. William E. Dodd kommt als Botschafter nach Deutschland. Zunächst recht unkritisch, verkehren er und seine Tochter Martha mit hochrangigen Nazis und besuchen deren schillernde Partys. Doch die Schatten werden immer dunkler - bis zur blutigen »Nacht der langen Messer«, in der ein Ausbruch von Gewalt und Hass endgültig Hitlers skrupellose Ambitionen offenbart. Er ist nicht Roosevelts erste Wahl, doch da sich kein anderer Kandidat findet, wird der gutmütige Geschichtsprofessor Dodd nach Berlin geschickt. Dieser muss sich nicht nur mit den merkwürdigen Entwicklungen in Deutschland auseinandersetzen, sondern auch einem intriganten, politisch gleichgültigen State Department entgegentreten. Unterdessen ist Martha verzückt von den Partys und dem Pomp - und den hübschen jungen Nazis. Doch als sich Attacken auf Juden häufen, die Presse der Zensur unterworfen wird, Entwürfe von beängstigenden Gesetzen in den Umlauf kommen und schließlich in der »Nacht der langen Messer« Hitlers wahre Absichten offenbar werden, müssen die Dodds die Gefahr erkennen. Atemberaubend temporeich erzählt, mit unvergesslichen Porträts der neuen Herren von Deutschland, zeigt das Buch aus der Perspektive von externen Augenzeugen die Machtergreifung der Nazis in einem neuen Licht - und gibt Einblick, warum die Welt die ernste Bedrohung durch Hitler erst wahrnahm, als Berlin und Europa von Blut und Terror überschwemmt wurden.

In the Garden of Beasts

Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin
Author: Erik Larson
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780307887955
Category: History
Page: 464
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Erik Larson, New York Times bestselling author of Devil in the White City, delivers a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Nazi Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany,” she has one affair after another, including with the suprisingly honorable first chief of the Gestapo, Rudolf Diels. But as evidence of Jewish persecution mounts, confirmed by chilling first-person testimony, her father telegraphs his concerns to a largely indifferent State Department back home. Dodd watches with alarm as Jews are attacked, the press is censored, and drafts of frightening new laws begin to circulate. As that first year unfolds and the shadows deepen, the Dodds experience days full of excitement, intrigue, romance—and ultimately, horror, when a climactic spasm of violence and murder reveals Hitler’s true character and ruthless ambition. Suffused with the tense atmosphere of the period, and with unforgettable portraits of the bizarre Göring and the expectedly charming--yet wholly sinister--Goebbels, In the Garden of Beasts lends a stunning, eyewitness perspective on events as they unfold in real time, revealing an era of surprising nuance and complexity. The result is a dazzling, addictively readable work that speaks volumes about why the world did not recognize the grave threat posed by Hitler until Berlin, and Europe, were awash in blood and terror.

Beauty Without the Beasts

A Guide to Cruelty-free Personal Care
Author: Heather Chase
Publisher: Lantern Books
ISBN: 9781930051607
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 137
View: 1990
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In her groundbreaking book, Chase provides information and tools to help consumers choose animal-friendly skin care products, apparel, food, entertainment and more. Beauty without the Beasts contains specific product guidelines as well as background information on what products contain animal parts and how you can avoid them.

Perceiving Animals

Humans and Beasts in Early Modern English Culture
Author: Erica Fudge
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252070686
Category: Nature
Page: 233
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The boundaries between human and beast forged a rugged philosophical landscape across early modern England. Spectators gathered in London's Bear Garden to watch the callous and brutal baiting of animals. A wave of ""new"" scientists performed vivisections on live animals to learn more about the human body.In Perceiving Animals, the British scholar Erica Fudge traces the dangers and problems of anthropocentrism in texts written from 1558 to 1649. Meticulous examinations of scientific, legal, political, literary, and religious writings offer unique and fascinating depictions of human perceptions about the natural world.Views carried over from bestiaries -- medieval treatises on animals -- posited animals as nonsentient beings whose merits were measured solely by what provisions they afforded humans: food, medicine, clothing, travel, labor, scientific knowledge. Without consciences or faith, animals were deemed far inferior to humans. While writings from the period asserted an enormous biological superiority, Fudge contends actual human behavior and logic worked, sometimes accidentally, to close the alleged gap. In the Bear Garden, even a man of the lowest social rank had power over a tortured animal, sinking him, though, below the beasts. The beast fable itself fails to show a true understanding of animals, as it merely attributes human characteristics to beasts in an attempt to teach humanist ideals. Scholars and writers continually turned to the animal world for reflection. Despite this, scientists of the period used animals for empirical and medical knowledge, recognizing biological and spiritual similarities but refusing to renege human superiority.Including an insightful reexamination of Ben Jonson's Volpone and fascinating looks at works by Francis Bacon, Edward Coke, and Richard Overton, among others, Fudge probes issues of animal ownership and biological and spiritual superiority in early modern England that resonate with philosophical quandaries still relevant in contemporary society.

Path of Beasts


Author: Lian Tanner
Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 037589697X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 272
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Do you dare to join Goldie in her hardest task ever as she walks down the mysterious Beast Road, deep inside the Museum of Thieves? No one knows where it goes and no one has ever returned from it. The city of Jewel is in peril once again, as it is held captive by the frightful Fugleman, his band of Blessed Guardians, and an army of merciless mercenaries. There's no doubt that Goldie and Toadspit want to get their city back, but how can a small group of children fight against such overwhelming forces of evil? And how, as Goldie is determined, can they avoid bloodshed in a war that will set thieves against soldiers, and trickery and deception against a mighty cannon that shoots cannonballs bent on destruction? As Toadspit fights the Fugleman in a duel to the death, Goldie must face her hardest task yet. If she is to save the city, she must walk the mysterious Beast Road, deep inside the Museum of Thieves. No one knows where it goes and no one has ever returned from it.

Babies and Beasts

The Argument from Marginal Cases
Author: Daniel A. Dombrowski
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 9780252066382
Category: Philosophy
Page: 221
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Both its defenders and detractors have described the argument from marginal cases as the most important to date in defense of animal rights. Hotly debated among philosophers for some twenty years, the argument concludes that no morally relevant characteristic distinguishes human beings - including infants, the severely retarded, the comatose, and other "marginal cases" - from any other animals. Babies and Beasts presents the first book-length exploration of the broad range of views relating to the argument from marginal cases and sorts out and evaluates its various uses and abuses. Daniel Dombrowski analyzes the views of many who are prominent in the debate - Peter Singer, Thomas Regan, H. J. McCloskey, Jan Narveson, John Rawls, R. G. Frey, Peter Carruthers, Michael Leahy, Robert Nozick, and James Rachels are included - in a volume that will be essential to philosophers, animal rights activists, those who work in clinical settings, and others who must sometimes deal with "marginal cases."

Beasts!

Book 1
Author: Various Artists
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
ISBN: 156097768X
Category: Art
Page: 200
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Beasts! is a classic mythological menagerie, comprised only of creatures that were thought at one time to actually exist, depicted by about a hundred of the most acclaimed artists and cartoonists coming from the most avant-garde ambits of the art world. The Beasts project has fired the imaginations of luminaries such as Craig Thompson, Souther Salazar, Jeff Soto, Glenn Barr, Dave Cooper, Tim Biskup, Seonna Hong, Jeremy Fish and Jay Ryan, who will present never-before-seen art completely original to this book, superbly laid out in breathtaking, full-color two-page spreads. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 13.9px Arial; color: #424242}

The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts

The Library and the Young Adult
Author: Margaret A. Edwards
Publisher: American Library Association
ISBN: 9780838935330
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 206
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Edwards's philosophies and practices, as illustrated in The Fair Garden and the Swarm of Beasts, have influenced and inspired generations of librarians since its original publication in 1969, and continue to be a foundation for today's new young adult librarians.

Kingdom of the beasts


Author: Julian Huxley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 79
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The Year of the Beasts


Author: Cecil Castellucci
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1596438258
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 192
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Every summer the trucks roll in, bringing the carnival and its infinite possibilities to town. This year Tessa and her younger sister Lulu are un-chaperoned and want to be first in line to experience the rides, the food . . . and the boys. Except this summer, jealousy will invade their relationship for the first time, setting in motion a course of events that can only end in tragedy, putting everyone's love and friendship to the test. Alternating chapters of prose and comics are interwoven in this extraordinary novel that will break your heart and crack it wide open at the same time.

City of the Beasts


Author: Isabel Allende
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062254472
Category: Fiction
Page: 448
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When Alexander Cold's mother falls ill, the fifteen-year-old is sent to stay with his eccentric grandmother in New York. A tough and prickly magazine reporter, Kate Cold takes Alex along with her on an expedition to the Amazon to verify the existence of the fierce, gigantic, legendary creature known as the Beast. Joining them on their adventure are a celebrated anthropologist; a local guide and his daughter, Nadia; a doctor; and a local entrepreneur. But not everyone's intentions are pure—and dangerous discoveries await Alex and Nadia as they embark, with the aid of a jungle shaman, on an epic journey into the realm of the mythical Beasts of the Amazon. City of the Beasts is the first book in an extraordinary trilogy by Isabel Allende, one of the world's most acclaimed authors.