On Being And Becoming Human

Autore: Willard Gaylin
Editore: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780140117813
Grandezza: 30,57 MB
Formato: PDF
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Explores humanity's biological roots and astounding capacity for self-creation and self-alteration, examining freedom and choice, sexuality and love, conscience and justice, work and pleasure, and other issues


Autore: Carlo Collodi
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1101177187
Grandezza: 10,92 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7365
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The classic tale of literature's most beloved puppet is retold in this lively, easy-to-read adaptation ideal for young and reluctant readers. Pinocchio, a lonely woodcarver's puppet, magically comes to life, runs away, and gets into a lot of trouble. The wooden hero tells lies, gets robbed by a sly cat and fox, and is swallowed by a hungry shark before he learns that good deeds, not bad, will help him to fulfill his dream of becoming a real boy.

Pinocchio Goes Postmodern

Autore: Richard Wunderlich
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1135023174
Grandezza: 76,50 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
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In the first full-length study in English of Carlo Collodi's The Adventures of Pinocchio, the authors show how the checkered history of the puppet illuminates social change from the pre World War One era to the present. The authors argue that most Americans know a trivialized, diluted version of the tale, one such source is Disney's perennial classic. The authors also discover that when adults are introduced to the 'real' story, they often deem it as unsuitable for children. Placing the puppet in a variety of contexts, the authors chart the progression of this childhood tale that has frequently undergone dramatic revisions to suit America's idea of children's literature.

Changing Human Nature

Autore: James Peterson
Editore: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802865496
Grandezza: 73,66 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3204
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Presents a Christian perspective on the topic of genetic intervention.

Encyclopedia Of Italian Literary Studies A J

Editore: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1579583903
Grandezza: 43,30 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9931
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Genetic Turning Points

Autore: James C. Peterson
Editore: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 9780802849205
Grandezza: 69,20 MB
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Vista: 807
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"Genetic Turning Points is an outstanding study of the problem of genetic engineering and related ethical issues. It addresses difficult and sometimes technical matters in a style that is both clear and scholarly, and it provides valuable insights into issues that are being thrust to the fore by scientific progress. Genes store the directions for all life on earth. If you want to know where we might be going, read this book. It is a road map that can save you from many ill-fated journeys."--William R. Shea.

Encyclopedia Of Italian Literary Studies

Autore: Gaetana Marrone
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1135455295
Grandezza: 64,24 MB
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Vista: 9864
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The Encyclopedia of Italian Literary Studies is a two-volume reference book containing some 600 entries on all aspects of Italian literary culture. It includes analytical essays on authors and works, from the most important figures of Italian literature to little known authors and works that are influential to the field. The Encyclopedia is distinguished by substantial articles on critics, themes, genres, schools, historical surveys, and other topics related to the overall subject of Italian literary studies. The Encyclopedia also includes writers and subjects of contemporary interest, such as those relating to journalism, film, media, children's literature, food and vernacular literatures. Entries consist of an essay on the topic and a bibliographic portion listing works for further reading, and, in the case of entries on individuals, a brief biographical paragraph and list of works by the person. It will be useful to people without specialized knowledge of Italian literature as well as to scholars.

The Culture Of The Copy

Autore: Hillel Schwartz
Editore: MIT Press
ISBN: 193540850X
Grandezza: 19,52 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 5149
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The Culture of the Copy is a novel attempt to make sense of the Western fascination with replicas, duplicates, and twins. In a work that is breathtaking in its synthetic and critical achievements, Hillel Schwartz charts the repercussions of our entanglement with copies of all kinds, whose presence alternately sustains and overwhelms us. This updated edition takes notice of recent shifts in thought with regard to such issues as biological cloning, conjoined twins, copyright, digital reproduction, and multiple personality disorder. At once abbreviated and refined, it will be of interest to anyone concerned with problems of authenticity, identity, and originality.Through intriguing, and at times humorous, historical analysis and case studies in contemporary culture, Schwartz investigates a stunning array of simulacra: counterfeits, decoys, mannequins, and portraits; ditto marks, genetic cloning, war games, and camouflage; instant replays, digital imaging, parrots, and photocopies; wax museums, apes, and art forgeries -- not to mention the very notion of the Real McCoy. Working through a range of theories on biological, mechanical, and electronic reproduction, Schwartz questions the modern esteem for authenticity and uniqueness. The Culture of the Copy shows how the ethical dilemmas central to so many fields of endeavor have become inseparable from our pursuit of copies -- of the natural world, of our own creations, indeed of our very selves. The book is an innovative blend of microsociology, cultural history, and philosophical reflection, of interest to anyone concerned with problems of authenticity, identity, and originality.Praise for the first edition"[T]he author...brings his considerable synthetic powers to bear on our uneasy preoccupation with doubles, likenesses, facsimiles, replicas and re-enactments. I doubt that these cultural phenomena have ever been more comprehensively or more creatively chronicled.... [A] book that gets you to see the world anew, again." -- The New York Times"A sprightly and disconcerting piece of cultural history" -- Terence Hawkes, London Review of Books "In The Culture of the Copy, [Schwartz] has written the perfect book: original and repetitive at once." -- Todd Gitlin, Los Angeles Times Book Review

The Pinocchio Factor

Autore: Sophronia Belle Lyon
Editore: Findley Family Video Publications
Grandezza: 75,98 MB
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Vista: 6396
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Oliver Twist attends a costume ball that ends with parliamentary candidate Trevor Newsome disappearing days before the election. Pinocchio, the Blue Fairy, and Puss in Boots occupy a Swiss castle where immortality may lie hidden. When Long John Silver arrives, Oliver has to do some fast thinking to protect more than just his own life from the pirate who says he only cares about rescuing his daughter. "Twist! Look out!" I spun and swung wildly as the crack of a Colt revolver split the air. Sluefoot Sue had both her firearms out and was shooting at something below me. To my astonishment tentacles rose out of the Thames and wrapped themselves around the Catfish. Each time one of Sue's bullets struck them they disappeared under the water again, but when she paused to reload they re-emerged and began to reach for me, climbing the Catfish sub. I hastily winched myself over toward the dock but a tentacle grabbed hold of my leg just as I started to set myself down. It flung me down on the dock and started dragging me to the edge. "Hey, boss lady!" Dobbs, Sue's assistant, hollered out from inside the workshop. I was just able to see a pump-action shotgun cartwheel through the air and land in Sue's gloved hands. Just before it began to blast me deaf, I realized that it was in fact no ordinary shotgun, rather had some sort of gattling action, and a bit more. I hoped I would get a better look at it rather than end up 20,000 leagues under in some sea monster's maw.

The True Account Of Adam And Eve

Autore: Ken Ham
Editore: New Leaf Publishing Group
ISBN: 1614582637
Grandezza: 29,95 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 1233
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Where mankind’s history began impacts how our future will end! The biblical answer to the question: Were Adam and Eve real people or just generic references for all of mankind? Explains the connection between original sin and the gospel Emphasizes the importance of Adam and Eve as literal history to young and old alike When you unlock the door to biblical compromise, the door gets pushed open wider with each generation. The Church is now debating the validity of Genesis as actual history, the reality of hell itself, and even if Adam was a real person. Trying to change the biblical time-line to fit with the secular concepts of millions of years has led many in Christian academia to reject the literal interpretation of the Bible itself. Perfect for children, the book helps them discover the truth about the first man and woman, and how their disobedience led to the need for Jesus Christ.