The Man in the Monkeynut Coat

Author: Kersten T. Hall

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198704593

Category: Science

Page: 242

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The Man in the Monkeynut Coat tells the story of a neglected pioneer whose vital role in one of the biggest scientific discoveries of all time has largely been forgotten. Working at Leeds in the 1930s, the physicist William T. Astbury was the first person to make successful X-ray studies of the structure of DNA, the molecule of heredity. In the course of this work, he laid the foundations for the ground-breaking discovery of the double-helical structureof DNA by James Watson and Francis Crick in 1953, and also transformed biology, leaving a scientific legacy that is still felt in medicine today.Whilst Watson and Crick went on to win theNobel Prize, Astbury's name is largely unknown. This is perhaps a classic case of history being written by the winners, but his name surely deserves far greater recognition for, as this book shows, without him Watson and Crick would almost certainly have been left empty-handed.

The Dazzle of Day

Author: Kip Manley

Publisher: Supersticery Press

ISBN: 0982343779

Category:

Page: 516

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City of Roses is a serialized epic very firmly set in Portland, Oregon—an urban fantasy mixing magical realism with gonzo noirish prose, where duels are fought in Pioneer Square and union meetings are beseiged by ghost bicycles. —Jo Maguire, a highly strung, underemployed telemarketer, has been knighted in the mysterious Court of Roses. Her roommate, Ysabel, is a Princess of the Court, and the intended Bride of the King Come Back (whomever that turns out to be). Together they must face the threats of bad dreams, changelings, surly exes, jealous lovers, intemperate peers, shabby magicians in ill-fitting suits, abstruse oracles, unemployment, eviction, and the nothing-time of three in the morning, when dawn seems so far off. Collecting chapters 12 - 22 of the critically acclaimed fantasy serial, Vol. 2, The Dazzle of Day, concludes most of the story begun in Vol. 1, "Wake up..."

The Man in the Dark Suit

Author: Janet G. Sims

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency

ISBN: 1631358219

Category:

Page: N.A

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As she opens her eyes, a young woman finds herself lying in a hospital bed, and at the same time realizes that she no longer can remember her past. The nurse who has been taking care of her explains that she has amnesia from an accident that she also can’t remember. When the woman falls asleep, her mind keeps trying to regain her memory by providing little glimpses into her past. But are her dreams real or just her imagination? She dreams of a man in a dark suit, and finds herself becoming more fearful of him with each dream. After waking up, she sees the man in the dark suit standing by the door of her hospital room, and he quickly disappears. Was he real or just a figment of her imagination? She knows that she needs to find out who this man is before she can feel safe. Her helpful nurse offers a place to stay so she can heal from her injuries, though her dreams and visions continue. Her doctor also offers friendship, and the woman finds comfort in his arms and unexpected romance. As she searches for her family and friends, her dreams continue to point to her lost past and a man she may have left behind. But she knows she must avoid the man in the dark suit at all costs.

The Suit

Author: Christopher Breward

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 1780235585

Category: Design

Page: 256

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Be as in love with your jeans, sweatpants, or flannels as you want, it’s hard to refute the sumptuous feel of a finely tailored suit—as well as the statement of power that comes with it. For over a century the suit has dominated wardrobes, its simple form making it the go-to attire for boardrooms, churches, or cocktail bars—anywhere one wants to make an impression. But this ubiquity has allowed us to take the suit’s history for granted, and its complex construction, symbolic power, and many shifting meanings have been lost to all but the most devout sartorialists. In The Suit, Christopher Breward unstitches the story of our most familiar garment. He shows how its emergence at the end of the seventeenth century reflects important political rivalries and the rise of modern democratic society. He follows the development of technologies in the textile industry and shows how they converge on the suit as an ideal template of modern fashion, which he follows across the globe—to South and East Asia especially—where the suit became an icon of Western civilization. The quintessential emblem of conformity and the status quo, the suit ironically became, as Breward unveils, the perfect vehicle for artists, musicians, and social revolutionaries to symbolically undermine hegemonic culture, twisting and tearing the suit into political statements. Looking at the suit’s adoption by women, Breward goes on to discuss the ways it signals and engages gender. He closes by looking at the suit’s apparent decline—woe the tyranny of business casual!—and questioning its survival in the twenty-first century. Beautifully illustrated and written with the authority a Zegna or Armani itself commands, The Suit offers new perspectives on this familiar—yet special—garment.

Magical Realism in West African Fiction

Author: Brenda Cooper

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134673787

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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This study contextualizes magical realism within current debates and theories of postcoloniality and examines the fiction of three of its West African pioneers: Syl Cheney-Coker of Sierra Leone, Ben Okri of Nigeria and Kojo Laing of Ghana. Brenda Cooper explores the distinct elements of the genre in a West African context, and in relation to: * a range of global expressions of magical realism, from the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez to that of Salman Rushdie * wider contemporary trends in African writing, with particular attention to how the realism of authors such as Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka has been connected with nationalist agendas. This is a fascinating and important work for all those working on African literature, magical realism, or postcoloniality.

Angel Doll

Author: Arlette Lees

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1479409928

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

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In the dark days of the 1930s Depression, veteran detective Jack Dunning loses both his wife and his position with the Boston Police Department because he can't keep the cork in the bottle. He hops a bus to California and signs on with the Santa Paulina Police Department as a consultant. On a dark, stormy night he finds salvation and a fresh beginning in the arms of a beautiful, young, dime-a-dance girl, Angel Doll. When she vanishes after shooting a local gangster, Axel Teague, Jack is torn between love and duty. Does he go to Los Angeles to find Angel, or stay where he is and work his current case: the mysterious disappearance from the local shantytown of an innocent teenager, Louise Crowley? Can he find a way to do both before it's too late? Great noir reading from a major talent.

Seven Legs Across the Seas: A Printer's Impressions of Many Lands

Author: Samuel Murray

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3730981749

Category: History

Page: 553

View: 2071


Seven Legs Across the Seas: A Printer's Impressions of Many Lands written by Samuel Murray. Published in 1918. And now republish in ePub version. Introduction I was early aboard the fastest ship that ever foamed the seas. Later, a long, strong whistle blast blew—the signal for starting—and soon she headed southward, the great vessel traveling through New York harbor to Sandy Hook as noiselessly as a bobsleigh drawn through two feet of unpacked snow. I had secured a second class ticket to Buenos Aires, Argentina, by way of England, this marking the first of several legs of the world over which I had planned to travel. Thirteen hundred and fifty dollars, representing years of economical living, was the sum deemed as necessary to accomplish what I had purposed doing. By trade I am a printer and linotype operator. In earlier years money for traveling expenses was of little concern, for the fascination that accompanies prowling about freight trains seeking an empty box car, or the open end door of a loaded one in which to steal a ride, or of turning one's back to the tender of a locomotive to protect the eyes from hot cinders coming from a snorting passenger engine while standing on the draughty platform of a "blind" baggage car—one without end doors—the train at the same time traveling at a speed of from 45 to 50 miles an hour—the "cinder days" during the catch-as-catch-can periods of traveling through coastwise tracts of country, across unbroken prairie stretches and over mountain fastnesses, are pleasant ones to recall, not forgetting the hungry, cold and wet spells that all men meet with who are enticed by the gritty allurements to beat their way about the country on railroad trains. Since Benjamin Franklin's day it has been a custom with printers to travel from place to place, and, as some of the devotees of the "art preservative of all arts" had covered large territories of the world from time to time, I wished to be numbered among those at the top of the list. A union printer has little trouble in getting work in the United States, by reason of the large Sunday newspaper editions requiring extra men during the latter part of the week, and by vacancies taking place through the "moving spirit" of the workers, which has always characterized the printing trade. This fascination, however, like other diversions of a rough nature, lost its charm in time, as it proved more comfortable traveling by passenger trains—inside the coach and sitting on a cushioned seat—than riding on the platform of a car that was being constantly pelted with red-hot cinders. I had graduated from the "free-ride" school. On a trip through North America I had visited Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Big Tree Grove, Yellowstone Park, the Grand Canyon of Arizona, Mexico, Mammoth Cave, Niagara Falls, and the Thousand Islands after I had enrolled in the "Cushion College." Later on, having saved $400, a trip to Europe was made, visiting in that part of the world most of the chief po

Sensei of Shambala

Author: Anastasia Novykh

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5457197360

Category: Religion

Page: 390

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Man longs for Light. Pure Light preserves the Primordial in itself, That, which man was created from. For he is the Emitting Light, proceeding from the Source. But man often perceives Reflected Light as Emitted one. Blinded by it, he thirsts for Truth, not understanding that it is merely a distortion of it. But only a true Eye is able to behold the essence!

The Golden Inscriptions

Author: Charles Bice

Publisher: Wimabi Press

ISBN: 0578057182

Category:

Page: 210

View: 6060


When Matt Graham finds an antique gold pocket watch he little realizes that he is being swept into a vortex of nefarious intrigue that began decades ago. Ninety miles away, Marie Buford finds a nearly identical watch. Both teenagers soon uncover concealed inscriptions whose obscure meanings draw them together at the intersection of a wealthy banker's mysterious death, a million-dollar gold heist and the exploits of a French jewel thief and a Corsican pirate on the Mediterranean Riviera. The Golden Inscriptions offers a thrilling adventure spanning half a century, half the globe and untangling the riddle of turning lead into gold.

Distinctive Styles and Authorship in Alternative Comics

Author: Lukas Etter

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110693682

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

View: 786


Distinctive Styles and Authorship in Alternative Comics addresses the benefits and limits of analyses of style in alternative comics. It offers three close readings of works serially published between 1980 and 2018 – Art Spiegelman’s Maus, Alison Bechdel’s Dykes to Watch Out For, and Jason Lutes’ Berlin – and discusses how artistic style may influence the ways in which readers construct authorship.