Mysteerie Manor Ii

The House That Keeps on Giving

Author: Sharon Hays

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462018564

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 9945

As Maryanne ODonnell ?nally acquires permanent ownership of an old mansion known for its ghostly in-habitants, she ponders the recent events that have cast a dark shadow over Valencia Manor. As she turns the key in the lock for the ?rst time, Maryanne feels certain the mansion has been cleansed of all evil. She is ?nally homeor so she thinks. While she waits for her detective boyfriend, Mario Ramos, to arrive on her ?rst night in her new house, Maryanne suddenly hears a thump against the wall as a cold breeze sweeps into the room. Shaking with terror, Maryanne is unable to decipher the eerie sounds that seep from behind the walls. After the presence forcefully shoves her against a bar, it eventually exits the house, leaving Maryanne more frightened than ever. Somethingor someoneis out to get her. But despite her fears, Maryanne is determined to restore the house back to its original condition, marry her boyfriend, and run a successful small business. As chilling mystery slowly unfolds in Valencia Manor, a priest, psychic, and several detectives must all unite to ?ght a paranormal entity who will stop at nothing to achieve vengeanceno matter what the human toll.

Corporate Medievalism II

Author: Karl Fugelso

Publisher: DS Brewer

ISBN: 1843843552

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 202

View: 1521

Essays on the post-modern reception and interpretation of the Middle Ages, with a particular focus on its relationship with business and finance.

The Transnational Fantasies of Guillermo del Toro

Author: A. Davies,D. Shaw,D. Tierney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137407840

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 210

View: 1778

Offering a multifaceted approach to the Mexican-born director Guillermo del Toro, this volume examines his wide-ranging oeuvre and traces the connections between his Spanish language and English language commercial and art film projects.

Horror Comics in Black and White

A History and Catalog, 1964–2004

Author: Richard J. Arndt

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786493151

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 2669

In 1954, the comic book industry instituted the Comics Code, a set of self-regulatory guidelines imposed to placate public concern over gory and horrific comic book content, effectively banning genuine horror comics. Because the Code applied only to color comics, many artists and writers turned to black and white to circumvent the Code’s narrow confines. With the 1964 Creepy #1 from Warren Publishing, black-and-white horror comics experienced a revival continuing into the early 21st century, an important step in the maturation of the horror genre within the comics field as a whole. This generously illustrated work offers a comprehensive history and retrospective of the black-and-white horror comics that flourished on the newsstands from 1964 to 2004. With a catalog of original magazines, complete credits and insightful analysis, it highlights an important but overlooked period in the history of comics.

The natural history of the vampire

Author: Anthony Masters

Publisher: Putnam Pub Group


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 258

View: 1840

Explores the myths and beliefs surrounding vampires and relates accounts of their activities from the eleventh century

A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art

Comprising the History, Description, and Scientific Principles of Every Branch of Human Knowledge; with the Derivation and Definition of All the Terms in General Use

Author: William Thomas Brande

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 1423

View: 5325


Survival of the Nicest

How Altruism Made Us Human and Why It Pays to Get Along

Author: Stefan Klein

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 161519181X

Category: Science

Page: 272

View: 7400

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014 This revelatory tour de force by an acclaimed and internationally bestselling science writer upends our understanding of “survival of the fittest”—and invites us all to think and act more altruistically The phrase “survival of the fittest” conjures an image of the most cutthroat individuals rising to the top. But Stefan Klein, author of the #1 international bestseller The Science of Happiness, makes the startling assertion that altruism is the key to lasting personal and societal success. In fact, altruism defines us: Natural selection favored those early humans who cooperated in groups, and with survival more assured, our altruistic ancestors were free to devote brainpower to developing intelligence, language, and culture—our very humanity. Klein’s groundbreaking findings lead him to a vexing question: If we’re really hard-wired to act for one another’s benefit, why aren’t we all getting along? He believes we’ve learned to mistrust our instincts because success is so often attributed to selfish ambition, and with an extraordinary array of material—current research on genetics and the brain, economics, social psychology, behavioral and anthropological experiments, history, and modern culture—he makes the case that generosity for its own sake remains the best way to thrive.

Ted Hughes, Class and Violence

Author: Paul Bentley

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441168079

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

View: 7098

Ted Hughes is now widely regarded as a major figure in twentieth-century poetry. Critical literature has often characterized him primarily as a mythologizer of nature but the impact of Hughes's class background on his poems has received relatively little attention. Ted Hughes, Class and Violence is the first full length study to take the measure of the importance of class in Hughes. Paul Bentley here revisits such crucial topics as the controversy over 'natural' violence in Hughes's early poems, Hughes's relationship with Philip Larkin and with Seamus Heaney, the Laureateship, and Hughes's revisiting of his relationship with Sylvia Plath in Birthday Letters (1998), through the lens of Hughes's cultural background and class bearings. Drawing on discussions of violence by such cultural theorists as Slavoj Žižek and Terry Eagleton, the book presents new political readings of familiar Hughes poems, alongside consideration of posthumously collected poems and letters, to reveal a picture of a complex, fraught, and deeply ambivalent poet.

Medusa's Gaze and Vampire's Bite

The Science of Monsters

Author: Matt Kaplan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451667981

Category: Science

Page: 244

View: 2549

Tours history's monsters and the culture that spawned them, explaining why monster myths are so compelling and examining the events that inspired their stories while considering the real-world animals behind specific characters.

Bram Stoker's Dracula

A Documentary Volume

Author: Elizabeth Miller

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 4716

Dedicated to making literature and its creators more accessible to students and interested readers, while satisfying the standards of librarians, teachers and scholars, the series systematically presents career biographies of writers from all eras and all genres through volumes dedicated to specific types of literature and time periods. Entries are written by experts in the field and include bibliographies and illustrations.

Fibrinolytics and Antifibrinolytics

Author: F. Bachmann

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540661269

Category: Medical

Page: 599

View: 1955

This book covers basic aspects of the molecular biology, biochemistry and pharmacology of the plasminogen-plasmin (fibrinolytic) system. Individual chapters, written by well-known experts in the field, are devoted to plasminogen and its activation, the tissue-type plasminogen activator (tPA), the urinary-type-plasminogen activator (uPA), inhibitors of the fibrinolytic system, and the assembly of fibrinolytic constituents on cell surfaces. The major part of the book deals with the therapeutic use of thrombolytic agents in myocardial infarction, deep venous thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, peripheral arterial occlusions and stroke. The newest thrombolytic agents are discussed in depth. Results of major clinical trials up to the end of 1999 are critically evaluated. The volume is a modern up-to-date presentation of the entire field of the treatment of arterial and venous thromboses with thrombolytic agents.

Das Blut


Author: Guillermo del Toro,Chuck Hogan

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641050006

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8344

Die Zukunft der Menschheit steht auf dem Spiel New York. Eine geheimnisvolle Seuche verwandelt die Bewohner der Stadt einen nach dem anderen in Vampire. Eine kleine Gruppe von Menschen stellt sich ihnen entgegen, doch der Kampf scheint aussichtslos: Die Seuche droht den gesamten Planeten zu befallen – und damit das Ende der menschlichen Zivilisation einzuläuten. Nachdem ein mysteriöser Vampirvirus New York befallen hat, droht sich die Seuche nun über das ganze Land, ja die ganze Welt zu verbreiten. Ephraim Goodweather, der Chef des New Yorker Seuchenpräventionsteams, hat es sich zur Aufgabe gemacht, den blutrünstigen Monstern, die die Straßen der Stadt unsicher machen, die Stirn zu bieten. Es gelingt ihm, den Parasiten, der die Infektion hervorruft, zu identifizieren. Doch er kommt zu spät: Zwischen den Vampiren der Alten und der Neuen Welt bricht ein gnadenloser Krieg aus, und beide Seiten schrecken vor nichts zurück, um die Herrschaft über den Planeten zu übernehmen. Der Kampf um die Zukunft der Menschheit hat begonnen ...

A Dictionary of Science, Literature, and Art

Comprising the History, Description, and Scientific Principles of Every Branch of Human Knowledge : with the Derivation and Definition of All the Terms in General Use

Author: William Thomas Brande

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 1352

View: 7073


Group Rationality in Scientific Research

Author: Husain Sarkar

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139464620

Category: Science

Page: N.A

View: 5477

Under what conditions is a group of scientists rational? How would rational scientists collectively agree to make their group more effective? What sorts of negotiations would occur among them and under what conditions? What effect would their final agreement have on science and society? These questions have been central to the philosophy of science for the last two decades. In this 2007 book, Husain Sarkar proposes answers to them by building on classical solutions - the skeptical view, two versions of the subjectivist view, the objectivist view, and the view of Hilary Putnam. Although he finds these solutions not completely adequate, Sarkar retrieves what is of value from them and also expropriates the arguments of John Rawls and Amartya Sen, in order to weave a richer, deeper, and more developed theory of group rationality.

Universal Dictionary of the English Language

A New and Original Work Presenting for Convenient Reference the Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning, Use, Origin and Development of Every Word in the English Language Together with Condensed Explanations of Fifty Thousand Important Subjects and an Exhaustive Encyclopaedia of All the Arts and Sciences Profusely Illustrated

Author: Robert Hunter

Publisher: N.A


Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page: N.A

View: 1034


Blood Legacy

Origin of Species

Author: Kerri Hawkins

Publisher: Kerri Hawkins

ISBN: 0976623153


Page: 264

View: 8029

Ryan Alexander has been left physically and mentally battered from contact with the species that spawned her Kind. Although her power has increased exponentially, she has little control over her new abilities. Worse, as memories of the origins of the Old Ones surface, her own memory begins to suffer. Those closest to Ryan watch her internal battle with growing unease as she herself wonders if she has become a threat to all that she loves. When she begins seeing creatures that no one else sees, she does not know if her guilt is manifesting as illusion, or if she is simply losing her mind. Dr. Susan Ryerson monitors her friend's increasing instability. She is not certain if Ryan has been sickened by blood contact with the parent species, or if this is simply the aftermath of Ryan's torture and captivity. But it was a blood mutation that created Ryan and her Kind, giving rise to the myth of the vampire, and now Susan wonders if a second transition is occurring, if in fact Ryan is undergoing a second Change. Which brings to her mind a most terrifying question...into what? Book #4 in the Blood Legacy series.


Author: Anne Rice

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596153381


Page: 334

View: 7762