Freak Unique

Author: Pete Burns,Ian Cranna

Publisher: John Blake

ISBN: 9781844544387

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 301

View: 2590

With a career spanning more than two decades, the story of Pete Burns' life will appeal to a wide range of people. Pete is never very far from the pages of celebrity magazines, whether his latest antics make the headlines or his bizarre fashion sense makes the hit-and-miss feature. But there's much more to Pete than meets the eye--and what with his extraordinary features and sense of fashion, that's really saying something. He became a star with band Dead Or Alive, and his story includes frank details of his affairs with major rock stars, his long-time marriage, and how he had to sell his 2-million house to pay for the plastic surgery that went horribly wrong.--From publisher description.

Freak Unique: My Autobiography - Pete Burns

Author: Pete Burns

Publisher: Kings Road Publishing

ISBN: 1786064103

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 635

Pete Burns sadly passed away aged 57 in 2016. He became a star with the band Dead Or Alive, who had a huge hit with "You Spin Me Round (Like A Record)" but there was much more to Pete than meets the eye - and with his extraordinary features and sense of fashion, that's really saying something. His amazing autobiography includes frank details of his affairs with major rock stars, his long-time marriage, how he had to sell his GBP 2m house to pay for the plastic surgery that went wrong and caused horrific injuries. Pete had an amazing career and commanded a huge global following. When it came to going into the Big Brother house, Pete declared he was not going to be a team player - and this sensational book about his life shows how he's always been a true individual and a born star.

Sideshow U.S.A.

Author: Rachel Adams

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226005399

Category: History

Page: 289

View: 6570

A staple of American popular culture during the 19th and early 20th centuries, the freak show seemed to vanish after World War II. This book reveals the image of the freak show, with its combination of the grotesque, horrific and amusing specimens.

Of God and Pterodactyls

Author: Mark Sottile

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1684561345

Category: Science

Page: 50

View: 6082

The name of this book, Of God and Pterodactyls, is meant to philosophically explain in my own words how science and theology can be merged and tied together as one unified thought process, softening the stark, harsh disparity between evolution and creation.

The Routledge Circus Studies Reader

Author: Peta Tait,Katie Lavers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000156052

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 626

View: 7803

The Routledge Circus Studies Reader offers an absorbing critical introduction to this diverse and emerging field. It brings together the work of over 30 scholars in this discipline, including Janet Davis, Helen Stoddart and Peta Tait, to highlight and address the field’s key historical, critical and theoretical issues. It is organised into three accessible sections, Perspectives, Precedents and Presents, which approach historical aspects, current issues, and the future of circus performance. The chapters, grouped together into 13 theme-based sub-sections, provide a clear entry point into the field and emphasise the diversity of approaches available to students and scholars of circus studies. Classic accounts of performance, including pieces by Philippe Petit and Friedrich Nietzsche, are included alongside more recent scholarship in the field. Edited by two scholars whose work is strongly connected to the dynamic world of performance, The Routledge Circus Studies Reader is an essential teaching and study resource for the emerging discipline of circus studies. It also provides a stimulating introduction to the field for lovers of circus.


Author: Will Shetterly

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152052102

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 226

View: 8658

Seventeen-year-old Ron, now turned into a wolfboy by a spell, finds Bordertown filled with kidnapping, murder, and magic, as gangs of elves continue to search for the heir of Faerie. Reissue.

Towards a Dialogic Anglistics

Author: Werner Delanoy,Jörg Helbig,Allan James

Publisher: Lit Verlag

ISBN: 3825805492

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 306

View: 1723

When one looks at the history of English Studies there has been a noticeable proliferation of research interests since the 1970s. As a result of such development, attempts have been made to create a new basis for communication and cooperation inside Anglistics and across disciplines. Making a case for a Dialogic Anglistics is such an attempt. A Dialogic Anglistics is based on a normative concept of dialogue aiming for egalitarian forms of cooperation both inside, between and across disciplines leading to the redefinition of old and creation of manifold new directions for English Studies. In the nineteen articles presented in this volume dialogic encounters are encouraged both within and between different fields within Anglistics. Furthermore, dialogic links are created with colleagues from other academic disciplines.

The Fifth Miracle

Author: Paul Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439126828

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 5049

ARE WE ALONE IN THE UNIVERSE? In his latest far-reaching book, The Fifth Miracle, internationally acclaimed physicist and writer Paul Davies confronts one of science's great outstanding mysteries -- the origin of life. Three and a half billion years ago, Mars resembled Earth. It was warm and wet and could have supported primitive organisms. If life once existed on Mars, might it have originated there and traveled to Earth inside meteorites blasted into space by cosmic impacts? Davies builds on the latest scientific discoveries and theories to address the larger question: What, exactly, is life? Is it the inevitable by-product of physical laws, as many scientists maintain, or an almost miraculous accident? Are we alone in the universe, or will life emerge on all Earth-like planets? And if there is life elsewhere in the universe, is it preordained to evolve toward greater complexity and intelligence? On the answers to these deep questions hinges the ultimate purpose of mankind -- who we are and what our place might be in the unfolding drama of the cosmos.

The Fifth Miracle

Author: Paul Davies

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 068486309X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

View: 4699

Explains our current knowledge about life's origins, focusing on recently discovered "superbugs" which may have arrived here on asteroids, and arguing that life grew from primitive information-processing systems.


Author: Andy Cattrall

Publisher: Chipmunkapublishing ltd

ISBN: 184747974X


Page: N.A

View: 6525