The Search for the Missing Bones


Author: Eva Moore
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780439107990
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 74
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When the class visits the Hugh Mann Costume Company, they get an informative lesson about the importance of the human skeleton and the various purposes different bones of the body serve. Original.

Seismosaurus

The Earth Shaker
Author: David Gillette,Mark Hallett
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231515511
Category: Science
Page: 218
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The first book to clearly explain the science used by paleontologists and the new, cutting-edge techniques that led to the discovery of Seismosaurus, the longest dinosaur yet known----and possibly the largest land animal to have ever lived. The book also illustrates the exciting collaboration between Gillette, the chemists and physicists who helped to reconstruct Seismosaurus.

Kaleidoscope Skills, Book One


Author: N.A
Publisher: Ginn
ISBN: 9780602311209
Category: English language
Page: 110
View: 1990
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Argentina's Missing Bones

Revisiting the History of the Dirty War
Author: James P. Brennan
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520297911
Category: History
Page: 208
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"Argentina's missing bones: revisiting the history of the dirty war examines the history of state terrorism during Argentina's 1976-83 military dictatorship in a single place: the industrial city of Caordoba, Argentina's second largest city and the site of some of the dirty war's greatest crimes. It examines the city's previous history of social protest, working-class militancy, and leftist activism as an explanation for the particular nature of the dirty war there. Argentina's missing bones examines both national and transnational influences on the counter-revolutionary war in Caordoba. The book also considers the legacy of this period and examines the role of the state in constructing a public memory of the violence and holding those responsible accountable through the most extensive trials for crimes against humanity to take place anywhere in Latin America"--Provided by publisher.

Seven Bones

Two Wives, Two Violent Murders, A Fight For Justice
Author: Peter Seymour and Jason Foster
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing
ISBN: 1921941707
Category: Murder
Page: N.A
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Seven Bones is the story of one of the more bizarre murder investigations in Australia's criminal history. Two wives die in suspicious circumstances: co-incidence or, as husband Thomas Keir describes it, 'bad luck'? Three years after Thomas Keir alleged his first wife Jean deserted him and her young son for another man, his second wife Rosalina, Jean's cousin, lay strangled and scorched on her bed. Arriving on the scene, Detective Peter Seymour realised he was dealing with the world's unluckiest husband or a serial wife killer. Keir's 'grieving husband' act was suddenly in question. The investigation revealed Thomas Keir was a man so jealous he hated even his own baby son touching his wife. A man who thought he could commit the perfect crime and publically taunted the police. Written through the eyes of Detective Peter Seymour, Seven Bones, follows his relentless pursuit of justice through the drama that would take fifteen years to reach its final conclusion.

31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead Volume III


Author: Drac Von Stoller
Publisher: Drac Von Stoller
ISBN: 1480121339
Category: Fiction
Page: 98
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The Final Collection from Horror Fiction writer Drac Von Stoller's "31 Horrifying Tales from the Dead." Sit back, turn the lights down and get the scare of your life as you read into the horrific mind of Drac Von Stoller. If you like these stories you are sure to be even more scared by his Audiobooks which can be purchased from Audible.com, Amazon.com and iTunes.

A Father's Gift: Stories From Our Past

A small town in Mexico where horrors and true stories collide
Author: M.E. Cardona
Publisher: Maria Esther Cardona
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 43
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Sixteen short stories passed down from my mother and father. True accounts about our family history as well as horror and comedic tales from neighboring towns. Low introductory price!

An Unquiet Grave


Author: P.J. Parrish
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0786037199
Category: Fiction
Page: 432
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Not Every Soul Rest in Peace In a remote corner of the Michigan woods, behind rusted iron gates and crumbling stone walls, lie one of the country's most notorious sanitariums and its forgotten cemetery. The sprawling ruin is empty now, and the bulldozers have come to raze it. But as they do, a terrifying secret begins to emerge. The body in Claudia Olsen's grave is that of a stranger who died horribly. This much Louis Kincaid knows. But what happened to the woman who should be buried there? It's a question no one will answer, one that leads Kincaid to the long, dark tunnels below the asylum and crimes of unimaginable depravity. . . Now, in a place where the walls are stained with secrets, the air thick with the lingering history of screams, Louis Kincaid is on his darkest journey yet, matching wits with a monster whose work will not be silenced. . .

The Devil's Dozen

12 Notorious Serial Killers Caught by Cutting-Edge Forensics
Author: Katherine Ramsland
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101028947
Category: True Crime
Page: 336
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What led authorities to the murder castle of H. H. Holmes? What cast a cloud of suspicion over cannibal Albert Fish? What drove Russia’s Killer X to confess? How many victims were actually buried on that Vancouver pig farm? In The Devil’s Dozen, Katherine Ramsland explores the true stories of twelve of the most notorious serial killers of the last century and the cutting-edge forensics that delivered their downfalls. Through their compelling case histories, she traces the fascinating evolution of forensic investigation. What clues did these killers unwittingly leave behind? How were the unpredictable twists and turns of their criminal behavior thwarted by the weapons of science and logic? From the developing stages of the nineteenth century’s earliest investigative tools and ingenious police procedures to the first DNA dragnet to the remarkable twentieth century CSI advances, The Devil’s Dozen provides a fascinating window into the world of those who kill—and those who dedicate their lives to bringing them to justice.

Ashes to Ashes


Author: Drac Von Stoller
Publisher: Drac Von Stoller
ISBN: 1301065587
Category: Fiction
Page: 2
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It is said that when we die we return back to dust from which we came. This is where the story begins. Sir Jacob Edwards was a King and the most evil man you would ever meet in your life. He loved to hear his prisoners bones snap into as they whaled and screamed in agony in his dungeon of horrors. As the saying goes what goes around, comes around. That is exactly what happened to Sir Jacob Edwards. After forty years of snapping prisoners’ bones into, one of the prisoners broke out of his cell and was hiding in a dark corner anticipating the arrival of Sir Jacob Edwards at his cell. Finally, about an hour later Sir Jacob was making his rounds through his dungeon and noticed a prisoner was missing. Instead of Sir Jacob yelling out for the guards to search for the missing prisoner he took it upon himself to seek out the missing prisoner. Sir Jacob started calling out to the missing prisoner saying "I know you're in here somewhere and when I find where you're hiding I'm going to snap each and every one of your bones into." As Sir Jacob had his back turned, the prisoner charged Sir Jacob and stabbed him in the back of his head causing the blade of the knife to break off in his skull. Looks like Sir Jacob's bone snapping days are over or are they.

The Atheist

Madalyn Murray O'Hair
Author: Bryan F. Le Beau
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814752853
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 387
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In 1964, Life magazine called Madalyn Murray O’Hair “the most hated woman in America.” Another critic described her as “rude, impertinent, blasphemous, a destroyer not only of beliefs but of esteemed values.” In this first full-length biography, Bryan F. Le Beau offers a penetrating assessment of O’Hair’s beliefs and actions and a probing discussion of how she came to represent both what Americans hated in their enemies and feared in themselves. Born in 1919, O’Hair was a divorced mother of two children born out of wedlock. She launched a crusade against God, often using foul language as she became adept at shocking people and making effective use of the media in delivering her message. She first gained notoriety as one of the primary litigants in the 1963 case Murray v. Curlett which led the Supreme Court to ban school prayer. The decision stunned a nation engaged in fighting “godless Communism” and made O’Hair America’s most famous—and most despised—atheist. O’Hair led a colorful life, facing assault charges and extradition from Mexico, as well as the defection of her son William, who as an adult denounced her. She later served as Hustler publisher Larry Flynt’s chief speech writer in his bid for President of the United States. Drawing on original research, O’Hair’s diaries, and interviews, Le Beau traces her development from a child of the Depression to the dictatorial, abrasive woman who founded the American Atheists, wrote books denouncing religion, and challenged the words “Under God” in the Pledge of Allegiance, “In God We Trust” on American currency, the tax exempt status of religious organizations, and other activities she saw as violating the separation of church and state. O’Hair remained a spokesperson for atheism until 1995, when she and her son and granddaughter vanished. It was later discovered that they were murdered by O’Hair’s former office manager and an accomplice. Fast-paced, engagingly written, and sharply relevant to ongoing debates about school prayer and other religious issues, The Atheist tells the colorful life-story of a woman who challenged America’s most deeply held beliefs.

Bones of Contention

Controversies in the Search for Human Origins
Author: Roger Lewin
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226476513
Category: Science
Page: 366
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Explores the nature of the debate over the findings of paleoanthropologists, looking at how the biases and preconceptions of scientists in the field shape their work, and telling the stories of some of the world's major fossil finds.

Madness and Drama in the Age of Shakespeare


Author: Duncan Salkeld
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719045882
Category: Drama
Page: 168
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The Last Lost World

Ice Ages, Human Origins, and the Invention of the Pleistocene
Author: Lydia Pyne,Stephen J. Pyne
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101583681
Category: Science
Page: 320
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An enlightening investigation of the Pleistocene’s dual character as a geologic time—and as a cultural idea The Pleistocene is the epoch of geologic time closest to our own. It’s a time of ice ages, global migrations, and mass extinctions—of woolly rhinos, mammoths, giant ground sloths, and not least early species of Homo. It’s the world that created ours. But outside that environmental story there exists a parallel narrative that describes how our ideas about the Pleistocene have emerged. This story explains the place of the Pleistocene in shaping intellectual culture, and the role of a rapidly evolving culture in creating the idea of the Pleistocene and in establishing its dimensions. This second story addresses how the epoch, its Earth-shaping events, and its creatures, both those that survived and those that disappeared, helped kindle new sciences and a new origins story as the sciences split from the humanities as a way of looking at the past. Ultimately, it is the story of how the dominant creature to emerge from the frost-and-fire world of the Pleistocene came to understand its place in the scheme of things. A remarkable synthesis of science and history, The Last Lost World describes the world that made our modern one.

A Companion to Forensic Anthropology


Author: Dennis Dirkmaat
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118255410
Category: Social Science
Page: 600
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A Companion to Forensic Anthropology presents the most comprehensive assessment of the philosophy, goals, and practice of forensic anthropology currently available, with chapters by renowned international scholars and experts. Highlights the latest advances in forensic anthropology research, as well as the most effective practices and techniques used by professional forensic anthropologists in the field Illustrates the development of skeletal biological profiles and offers important new evidence on statistical validation of these analytical methods. Evaluates the goals and methods of forensic archaeology, including the preservation of context at surface-scattered remains, buried bodies and fatal fire scenes, and recovery and identification issues related to large-scale mass disaster scenes and mass grave excavation.

The Wisdom of the Bones

In Search of Human Origins
Author: Alan Walker,Pat Shipman
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0679747834
Category: Science
Page: 338
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Describes the discovery in Africa of a nearly complete skeleton of a teenage male that may represent the "missing link" between apes and modern humans and provides a step-by-step analysis of the find and its significance

The Bones of Cathy King


Author: Robert Soper
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1409273202
Category:
Page: 199
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Ghosts, are they for real or are they just the product of a vivid imagination? Using some personal experiences the author examines seven different aspects of 'the other side' looking at such things as the astral plane, polterghiests, ghosts of murdered children, corn dollies and the power of the African 'Obi' man. All are put into the context of the 21st century and set against the ludicrous politcally correct target setting agenda of New Labour Britain. This is the second work in the Riviera trilogy introducing some extremely interesting characters to the story.

When Blood and Bones Cry Out

Journeys through the Soundscape of Healing and Reconciliation
Author: John Paul Lederach,Angela Jill Lederach
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019991222X
Category: Political Science
Page: 288
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Around the world communities that have suffered the trauma of unspeakable violence--in Liberia, Somalia, West Africa, Columbia, and elsewhere--are struggling to recover and reconcile, searching for ways not just to survive but to heal. In When Blood and Bones Cry Out, John Paul Lederach, a pioneer of peace-building, and his daughter, Angela Jill Lederach, show how communities can recover and reconnect through the power of making music, creating metaphors, and telling their extraordinary stories of suffering and survival. Instead of relying on more common linear explanations of healing and reconciliation, the Lederachs demonstrate how healing is circular, dynamic, and continuing, even in the midst of ongoing violence. They explore the concept of "social healing," a profoundly important intermediary step between active warfare and reconciliation. Social healing focuses on the lived experience of those who have suffered protracted violence and their need to give voice to that experience, both individually and collectively. Giving voice, speaking the unspeakable, in words and sounds that echo throughout traumatized communities, can have enormous healing power. Indeed, the Lederachs stress the remarkable effects of sound and vibration through tales of Tibetan singing bowls, Van Morrison's transcendent lyrics, the voices of mothers in West Africa, and their own personal journeys. And they include inspiring stories of transformation: a mass women's protest movement in Liberia that forces leaders to keep negotiating until a peace agreement is signed; elders in Somalia who walk between warring clans year after year to encourage dialogue; former child soldiers who run drum workshops and grow gardens in refugee camps; and rape victims in Sierra Leone who express their pain in poetry. With equal measures of insight and compassion, When Blood and Bones Cry Out offers a promising new approach to healing traumatized communities.

Eugène Dubois and the Ape-Man from Java

The History of the First ‘Missing Link’ and Its Discoverer
Author: L.T. Theunissen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9400922094
Category: History
Page: 216
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Although the name Pithecanthropus is now seldom used, there are few who study the origin of our species who will fail to recognise the historical place of the usage and its association with Eugene Dubois. During the last thirty or forty years, Australopithecus and its African context has tended to draw attention from the early work on our origins in Java. It is now increasingly common to hear the term 'pithecanthropine' used only to indicate the Asian or Far Eastern examples of Homo erectus which, although probably derived from African ancestry, have some features that in the opinion of some experts may justify their being considered distinctive. This discussion is not within the pages that follow which deal extensively with the work of Eugene Dubois. He was an extraordinary man who did as much as any person since to put the great antiquity of our ancestors firmly in the public domain. Dubois became involved with the study of human origins from a medical and anatomical background as have many since. The jealousies and professional pressures that we think of as a phenomenon of the post-war years were clearly a major factor in deciding the future of his career.

Handbook of Native American Mythology


Author: Dawn Elaine Bastian,Judy K. Mitchell
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1851095330
Category: Reference
Page: 297
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Examines Native American mythology, providing an overview essay, chronology of the mythological universe, and alphabetically-arranged entries covering major deities, rituals, themes, and beliefs.