The Beasts That Hide from Man

Seeking the World's Last Undiscovered Animals
Author: Karl Shuker
Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.
ISBN: 1616406216
Category: Science
Page: 324
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Cryptozoology -- the study of hidden animals -- is gaining attention thanks to a startling number of zoological discoveries. Karl P.N. Shuker has collected evidence of these mysterious, somewhat mythical creatures in THE BEASTS THAT HIDE FROM MAN. Shuker provides entertaining, solidly researched tales about extraordinary animals. Shuker also provides a supplement to Bernard Heuvelmans's checklist of cryptozoological animals, which contains updated information on unknown creatures.

From Kamchatka to Texas


Author: Donald Gene Anderson, Ph.D.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1493160710
Category: Social Science
Page: 117
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Abominable Science!

Origins of the Yeti, Nessie, and Other Famous Cryptids
Author: Daniel Loxton,Donald R. Prothero
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526814
Category: Science
Page: 432
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Throughout our history, humans have been captivated by mythic beasts and legendary creatures. Tales of Bigfoot, the Yeti, and the Loch Ness monster are part of our collective experience. Now comes a book from two dedicated investigators that explores and elucidates the fascinating world of cryptozoology. Daniel Loxton and Donald R. Prothero have written an entertaining, educational, and definitive text on cryptids, presenting the arguments both for and against their existence and systematically challenging the pseudoscience that perpetuates their myths. After examining the nature of science and pseudoscience and their relation to cryptozoology, Loxton and Prothero take on Bigfoot; the Yeti, or Abominable Snowman, and its cross-cultural incarnations; the Loch Ness monster and its highly publicized sightings; the evolution of the Great Sea Serpent; and Mokele Mbembe, or the Congo dinosaur. They conclude with an analysis of the psychology behind the persistent belief in paranormal phenomena, identifying the major players in cryptozoology, discussing the character of its subculture, and considering the challenge it poses to clear and critical thinking in our increasingly complex world.

Beast and Man

The Roots of Human Nature
Author: Mary Midgley
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415289870
Category: Philosophy
Page: 365
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Philosophers have traditionally concentrated on the qualities that make human beings different from other species. In Beast and Man Mary Midgley, one of our foremost intellectuals, stresses continuities. What makes people tick? Largely, she asserts, the same things as animals. She tells us humans are rather more like other animals than we previously allowed ourselves to believe, and reminds us just how primitive we are in comparison to the sophistication of many animals. A veritable classic for our age, Beast and Man has helped change the way we think about ourselves and the world in which we live.

Bless the Beasts & Children

A Novel
Author: Glendon Swarthout
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476766797
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
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The neglected attendees of the Box Canyon Boys Camp find their lives turned around by Cotton, who, in a hot-wired pickup, challenges them to join efforts to save a herd of buffalo and discover themselves in the process.

Beauty of the Beast #1 The Mystic Rose: Part B: A Vow Of Love And The Challenge


Author: Kristie Lynn Higgins
Publisher: Kristie Lynn Higgins
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 150
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Type: novella and the word count is about 45,100 words. A new approach to the classic fairy tale. The story of Beauty and the Beast with a twist. What if the woman was the one turned into the creature? A realm of adventure and peril mingled with romance, friendship, and sword and sorcery. Join Pluck in this novella series as she travels through a strange land of danger and intrigue as she finds allies and foes alike in her search to lift her monstrous curse. Begin this action-adventure epic dark fantasy series for free by reading the first book, Beauty of the Beast #1 The Mystic Rose: Part A: The Flower, The Sword, and The Kiss. A story like Beauty and the Beast but with more action and menacing darkness. In the second story, Pluck was desperate to receive the one thing that would end her curse but would Prince Edward give the Kiss to his wife, dooming Pluck to remain in her monster like form? What would Pluck do to them if Edward did betray her? Beauty Of The Beast Epic Dark Fantasy Action Adventure Sword and Sorcery Novella Series: 1. Beauty of the Beast #1 The Mystic Rose: Part A: The Flower, The Sword, And The Kiss 2. Beauty of the Beast #1 The Mystic Rose: Part B: A Vow Of Love And The Challenge 3. Beauty of the Beast #1 The Mystic Rose: Part C: Hearts Betrayed And Blood Revealed

Short Stories from My Heart


Author: Larry Wade Livingston
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469175185
Category: Fiction
Page: 323
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Larry Wade Livingston was born in Cincinnati, Ohio early in the month of November. He grew up traveling state to state only living in cities sometime for only a few short weeks. His dad was an over the road truck driver which allowed him to attend countless schools throughout his entire childhood. Always being the new kid in school he really had no friends. He found that by writing stories it occupied his mind and he could create his own little world. It was a world that he could control and where he was accepted. I hope you enjoy the stories that Mister Livingston still amuses himself with now as an adult. He writes humorous tales to deep complicated ones and covers many subject matters. If you enjoy his tales told in his down home style; you can find other books by Larry Wade Livingston at Amazon and Barnes and Noble. The Poetic Storyteller, A book of poems representing the many poetic forms. Three Agendas, A book of three Sci-Fi stories filled with suspense and intrigue.

Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside


Author: Brad Steiger
Publisher: Visible Ink Press
ISBN: 1578593476
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 432
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Spotlighting news articles, historical accounts, and firstperson interviews, this chronicle of human interactions with monsters will convince even the most hardened skeptic of the existence of the bogeyman, bigfoot, werewolves, and swamp creatures. Offering an array of wild reports—from the police officer who begrudgingly responded to a call about a longhaired woman flying over a suburban neighborhood only to find himself calling for backup when she attacked his patrol car to the motorist whose headlights illuminated a sevenfoot tall, wolflike creature that stood on its hind legs—this historical record highlights scary and unbelievable narratives. From slightly demented humans to spinetingling paranormal encounters, each outlandish occurrence is detailed with thorough research and recounted with a storyteller's crafted voice.

Beauty and The Beast, and Tales From Home (美女與野獸和其他故事)


Author: Bayard Taylor
Publisher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
ISBN: N.A
Category: Foreign Language Study
Page: 34
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 Excerpt: ... there's no telling of 'em apart otherways." "Take off the ribbon, then," said Phebe quietly; "Iknow them." "Why, ma'am, it's always done, where they're so like And I'll never be able to tell which is which; for they sleep and wake and feed by the same clock. And you might mistake, after all, in giving 'em names--" "There is no oldest or youngest, John; they are two and yet one this is mine, and this is yours." "I see no difference at all, Phebe," said John; "and how can we divide them?" "We will not divide," she answered; " I only meant it as a sign." She smiled, for the first time in many days. He was glad of heart, but did not understand her. "What shall we call them?" he asked. "Elias and Reuben, after our fathers?" "No, John; their names must be David and Jona than." And so they were called. And they grew, not less, but more alike, in passing through the stages of babyhood. The ribbon of the older one had been removed, and the nurse would have been distracted, but for Phebe's almost miraculous instinct. The former comforted herself with the hope that teething would bring a variation to the two identical mouths; but nol they teethed as one child. John, after desperate attempts, which always failed in spite of the headaches they gave him, postponed the idea of distinguishing one from the other, until they should be old enough to develop some dissimilarity of speech, or gait, or habit. All trouble might have been avoided, had Phebe consented to the least variation in their dresses; but herein she was mildly immovable. "Not yet," was her set reply to her husband; and one day, when he manifested a little annoyance at her persistence, ...

The Mark of the Beast And Other Fantastical Tales


Author: Rudyard Kipling
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575086017
Category: Fiction
Page: 800
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Rudyard Kipling was a major figure of English literature, who used the full power and intensity of his imagination and his writing ability in his excursions into fantasy. Kipling, one of England's greatest writers, was born in Bombay. He was educated in England, but returned to India in 1882. He began writing fantasy and supernatural stories set in his native continent, such as 'The Phantom Rickshaw' and 'The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes', and his most famous weird story is 'The Mark of the Beast' (1890), about a man cursed to transform into a were-leopard. This Masterwork, edited by Stephen Jones, Britain's most accomplished and acclaimed anthologist, collects all Kipling's weird fiction for the first time; the stories range from traditional ghostly tales to psychological horror.

The Great Red Dragon


Author: Hilton Hotema
Publisher: Health Research Books
ISBN: 9780787311025
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 58
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The mysterious war in Heaven; the Principle of Desire; the Awe-Inspiring Creative Power, its Function; the Secret Teachings on Procreation; False Prophets - The Sensations of the Body; the Edenic Fall; Degeneration; Why Woman is Higher Than Man.

The Evangelical Magazine


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Missions
Page: N.A
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From The Ashes

Book I of the Phoenix Saga
Author: Luke Courtney
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 149697722X
Category: Fiction
Page: 558
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Born in a secluded village in the kingdom of Verdenta, ruled over by the iron fist of the Empire of the Phoenix and its cruel, domineering ruler, Empress Maeivra, the so-called ‘Witch Queen’, Diarmud never imagined he would experience anything out of the ordinary. But overnight, he finds himself caught up in a struggle to free the world from the tyranny of a sorceress in thrall to far greater and more terrible powers who watch the races of the world with hateful eyes... Hounded from his home by the Empress’s agents, Diarmud finds himself to be the sole survivor of a secretive project to create a breed of warrior from a forgotten age of the world, a weapon meant for conquest, to be the first of Maeivra’s new order. Accompanied by his guardian, the old bard Cameron, and his closest friend Tabitha, Diarmud must race across hostile territory to find those devoted to keeping him safe and their world free from the clutches of the mad queen and the entities she worships, and prepare for the struggle that is to come...

Brave Men and Women Their Struggles, Failures, And Triumphs


Author: O. E. (Osgood Eaton) Fuller
Publisher: tredition
ISBN: 3842499264
Category: Fiction
Page: 523
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This book is part of the TREDITION CLASSICS series. The creators of this series are united by passion for literature and driven by the intention of making all public domain books available in printed format again - worldwide. At tredition we believe that a great book never goes out of style. Several mostly non-profit literature projects provide content to tredition. To support their good work, tredition donates a portion of the proceeds from each sold copy. As a reader of a TREDITION CLASSICS book, you support our mission to save many of the amazing works of world literature from oblivion.

God's Grace

A Novel
Author: Bernard Malamud
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466804955
Category: Fiction
Page: 240
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God's Grace (1982), Bernard Malamud's last novel, is a modern-day dystopian fantasy, set in a time after a thermonuclear war prompts a second flood -- a radical departure from Malamud's previous fiction. The novel's protagonist is paleolosist Calvin Cohn, who had been attending to his work at the bottom of the ocean when the Devastation struck, and who alone survived. This rabbi's son -- a "marginal error" -- finds himself shipwrecked with an experimental chimpanzee capable of speech, to whom he gives the name Buz. Soon other creatures appear on their island-baboons, chimps, five apes, and a lone gorilla. Cohn works hard to make it possible for God to love His creation again, and his hopes increase as he encounters the unknown and the unforeseen in this strange new world. With God's Grace, Malamud took a great risk, and it paid off. The novel's fresh and pervasive humor, narrative ingenuity, and tragic sense of the human condition make it one of Malamud's most extraordinary books. "Is he an American Master? Of course. He not only wrote in the American language, he augmented it with fresh plasticity, he shaped our English into startling new configurations." --Cynthia Ozick

Chainfire


Author: Terry Goodkind
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429984409
Category: Fiction
Page: 672
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With Wizard's First Rule and seven subsequent masterpieces, Terry Goodkind has thrilled readers worldwide with the unique sweep of his storytelling. Now, in Chainfire, Goodkind returns with a new novel of Richard and Kahlan, the beginning of a sequence of three novels that will bring their epic story to its culmination. After being gravely injured in battle, Richard awakes to discover Kahlan missing. To his disbelief, no one remembers the woman he is frantically trying to find. Worse, no one believes that she really exists, or that he was ever married. Alone as never before, he must find the woman he loves more than life itself....if she is even still alive. If she was ever even real. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Marathon


Author: Christian Cameron
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1409114104
Category: Fiction
Page: 400
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Two and a half thousand years ago, the Greeks and the Persians fought an epic battle to decide the future of the world... Arimnestos of Plataea grew up wanting to be a bronzesmith, like his father. Then, in the chaos of war, he was taken to a city in the Persian empire and sold as a slave. To win his freedom he had to show that he could fight and kill. Now, to preserve that freedom, he must kill again. For the Persians are coming. A vast army sent by King Darius to put down the rebellious Greeks and burn the city of Athens to the ground. Standing against them on the plain of Marathon is a much smaller force of Athenians, alongside their Plataean allies. To defeat such overwhelming force seems impossible. And yet to yield would mean the destruction of everything the Greeks have dreamed of. In the dust and heat of Marathon, in the clash of shields and the rush of spears, amid the thunder of hooves and the screams of the dying, those dreams will undergo their fiercest test - and Arimnestos and his Greek comrades will discover the true price of freedom.

No Mind Any Man


Author: Michael Sutton
Publisher: E-Books Publisher
ISBN: 1780690142
Category: Literary Collections
Page: N.A
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The Leeser Bible


Author: TOV Rose
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 110569545X
Category: Religion
Page: 718
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Rabbi Isaac Leeser (1806-1868) of Philadelphia was responsible for the first Jewish translation of the Bible made for American Jewry. Leeser's considerable learning in matters biblical and rabbinic derived in major measure from the fine research then flowering in Germany, and his translation of the Bible became in a short time the standard Bible for English-speaking Jews in America. I originally put this edition together, edited it and published it as a gift to my own father, who loves this Bible version.

Tombs of Dross


Author: Lew Anderson
Publisher: Lew Anderson
ISBN: 1482542250
Category: Fantasy
Page: 388
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After discovering a strange, stone pillar, three teens suddenly find themselves fighting horls, parlords, cave gorrons, and kroaken-gaggers, enduring shipwrecks and riding seraphs, all while uncovering ancient secrets that hold the key to a long awaited freedom from Sasson's tyrannical rule. With relentless pursuit, Sasson aims to end their quest before it starts.In Tombs of Dross, you'll escape into a world of excitement, intense danger, and deep friendship as you join the hair-raising, heart-warming journey of Isaac, Zac, and Breezy, in this epic tale of action-packed adventure.Compelled by hope and friendship, and the aid of a giant lynx, they discover new powers and the destiny they bring, learning trust and perseverance, while boldly facing the elements of evil that seek to end their young lives.