Aesop's Fables

Author: Aesop

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509847758

Category: Juvenile Fiction

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This timeless collection brings together three hundred of the most enduringly popular of Aesop’s fables in a volume that will delight young and old readers alike. Here are all the age-old favourites - the wily fox, the vain peacock, the predatory cat and the steady tortoise - just as endearingly vivid and relevant now as they were for their very first audience. This elegant Macmillan Collector’s Library edition of Aesop's Fables features illustrations by Arthur Rackham, the leading decorative illustrator of the Edwardian period, which have been beautifully and sensitively coloured by Barbara Frith. This beautiful edition features an afterword by publisher and editor Anna South. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
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Classic Case Studies in Psychology

Fourth Edition

Author: Geoff Rolls

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000750841

Category: Psychology

Page: 368

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This new edition of Classic Case Studies is the essential selection of case studies and stories that illustrate not only many of the most fundamental tenets of psychology, but also some of the most extreme forms of human behavior. The human mind is both extraordinary and compelling. From the leader who convinced his followers to kill themselves to the man who lost his memory, these famous accounts have provided invaluable insights for scholars and researchers, and amazed the public at large. Brough to life by Rolls, each case is contextualized with more typical behaviour, while the latest thinking in each sub-field is also discussed. Revised and updated, the new edition features two new case studies, including the 'Jim Twins' by Thomas Bouchard, an amazing case of twins separated at birth and adopted by different parents, yet when reunited 30 years later shared so many behavioural characteristics. Also featuring a new chapter on approaches, issues and debates, accessibly written and requiring no prior knowledge of Psychology, this book is essential reading for A-Level students and Undergraduates alike. Geoff Rolls is Head of Psychology at Peter Symonds College in Winchester and formerly a Research Fellow at Southampton University, UK.
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The Water-Babies

A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby

Author: Charles Kingsley

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 150984130X

Category: Fiction

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After being chased from the home of an upper-class young girl called Ellie, chimney-sweep Tom falls asleep and tumbles into a river. There he is transformed into a 'water-baby' and his adventures truly begin. Beneath the surface, he enters a magical world full of strange and wonderful creatures, where he must prove his moral worth in order to earn what he truly desires. One of the most unusual children's books ever written, The Water-Babies, subtitled 'A Fairy Tale for a Land-Baby', was originally intended as a satire in support of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species, and explores many of the issues at the forefront of biologists' minds at the time. First published as a complete novel in 1863, Charles Kingsley's classic tale also explores ideas about religion, the Victorian education system and the working conditions of children and the poor. With glorious black and white illustrations by W. Heath Robinson and an introduction by author and journalist Christina Hardyment. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
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AESOP'S FABLES AND GRIMMS' FAIRY TALES

Author: IRMAOS GRIMM

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781905716951

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Page: 644

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Over two thousand years separate Aesop's Fables and the Household Tales of the Grimm brothers, but the appeal of their stories remains as strong today as ever. Here are all the age-old favourites - the wily fox, the vain peacock, the predatory cat and steady tortoise - just as endearingly vivid and relevant now as they were for their very first audience. The stories about Tom Thumb, Cinderella, Rumpelstiltskin and the Frog Prince stimulate the imagination and the heart and linger at the back of our minds for a lifetime. They are funny, disturbing, wise and compassionate; they speak of joy and terror, happiness and revenge, love and violence. This attractive two-book pack brings together stories that make up a compendium of secular wisdom.
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The Hypothetical Species

Variables of Human Evolution

Author: Michael Charles Tobias,Jane Gray Morrison

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030113191

Category: Science

Page: 318

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This book is a provocative and invigorating real-time exploration of the future of human evolution by two of the world’s leading interdisciplinary ecologists – Michael Charles Tobias and Jane Gray Morrison. Steeped in a rich multitude of the sciences and humanities, the book enshrines an elegant narrative that is highly empathetic, personal, scientifically wide-ranging and original. It focuses on the geo-positioning of the human Self and its corresponding species. The book's overarching viewpoints and poignant through-story examine and powerfully challenge concepts associated historically with assertions of human superiority over all other life forms. Ultimately, The Hypothetical Species: Variables of Human Evolution is a deeply considered treatise on the ecological and psychological state of humanity and her options – both within, and outside the rubrics of evolutionary research – for survival. This important work is beautifully presented with nearly 200 diverse illustrations, and is introduced with a foreword by famed paleobiologist, Dr. Melanie DeVore.
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Best Fairy Stories of the World

Author: Marcus Clapham

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1509831479

Category: Fiction

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Folk tales and fairy stories from all over the world are collected together in this gorgeous international anthology which brings together 'The Frog Who Became an Emperor' from China, 'The Three Billy Goats Gruff' from Norway, and 'Pinocchio' from Italy as well as the classic stories of Aesop, Andersen, the Grimm Brothers, Charles Perrault and Oscar Wilde, among many others. Illustrated by various artists, this beautiful Macmillan Collector's Library edition of Best Fairy Stories of the World, edited by Marcus Clapham, features illustrations including Arthur Rackham, Charles Robinson, Walter Crane and Howard Pyle and many other masters of the genre, which will appeal to both adults and children. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector's Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector's Library are books to love and treasure.
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The American Library Annual

Including Index to Dates of Current Events; Necrology of Writers; Bibliographies; Statistics of Book Production; Select Lists of Libraries; Directories of Publishers and Booksellers; List of Private Collectors of Books, Etc

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

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Category: Bibliography

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