Gruesome Guide To York

Author: Terry Deary
Editor:
ISBN: 9781407182261
Size: 13,46 MB
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A stunning new edition of this gory city guide with all the gruesome bits left in! HORRIBLE HISTORIES: GRUESOME GUIDE TO YORK takes readers on a gore-tastic tour of the streets of York, exposing all of its most scurrilous secrets. With the frightful full-colour map tourists can plot their path to the past - meet at the Minster, amble through the blood-soaked Shambles and then climb to Micklegate - where so many traitors headed off. Deadly diseases, horrendous highwaymen and vicious Vikings, it's a trip no Horrible Histories fan will want to miss!

The Gruesome Guide To World Monsters

Author: Judy Sierra
Editor: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 076361727X
Size: 10,79 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Make room in your suitcase for this monstrously entertaining guide to fantastic creatures around the world — and how to elude them. I did not make any of this up. Do you know why you should have baby teeth handy when visiting the Midwest? Or why you should bring a cucumber with you when swimming in Japan? How good are you at solving Russian riddles? From Boston to Bejing, from Moscow to Mali, any place you visit has its own terrifying tales of very real creatures. Complete with handy "gruesomeness ratings," this guide offers all the important facts on some sixty-three folkloric monsters and how (if possible!) to survive an encounter with them. Meticulously researched by Judy Sierra and illustrated in grotesque detail by Henrik Drescher, here is the ultimate resource for any world traveler, armchair or otherwise, hoping to make it home alive.

The Great Plains Guide To Buffalo Bill

Author: Jeff Barnes
Editor: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811759113
Size: 13,80 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Guide to residences, forts, battlefields, and other sites that interpret Buffalo Bill's life on the Great Plains.

The Rough Guide To 21st Century Cinema

Author: Adam Smith
Editor: Rough Guides UK
ISBN: 1409360512
Size: 16,44 MB
Format: PDF
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Celebrate the centurys' finest movies in The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinema, a lavishly illustrated homage to the world's best movies of this new era of cinema. The best 101 films: a run down of the finest films of the millenium from Hollywood blockbusters to indie gems. The hottest stars: features on the up and coming actors and actresses who have made a mark. The winning genres: best-in-class features on drama, comedy, horror, sci-fi, animation, documentary, superhero movies and all the genre-mash ups in between. The unsung heroes: the finest talent behind the camera, including directors, cinematographers, set designers and special effects specialists. The Rough Guide to 21st Century Cinema is the essential companion to movies of the moment. Now available in ePub format.

Guide To The Perfect Latin American Idiot

Author: Plinio Apuleyo Mendoza
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 156833236X
Size: 10,46 MB
Format: PDF
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Three Latin American writers quote, dissect and review this character in a cultural critique that combines analysis with humor and a relentless self-criticism.

How To Be A Tudor A Dawn To Dusk Guide To Tudor Life

Author: Ruth Goodman
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 1631491407
Size: 20,78 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Named one of the Best Books of the Year by NPR A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice Selection An erudite romp through the intimate details of life in Tudor England, "Goodman's latest…is a revelation" (New York Times Book Review). On the heels of her triumphant How to Be a Victorian, Ruth Goodman travels even further back in English history to the era closest to her heart, the dramatic period from the crowning of Henry VII to the death of Elizabeth I. A celebrated master of British social and domestic history, Ruth Goodman draws on her own adventures living in re-created Tudor conditions to serve as our intrepid guide to sixteenth-century living. Proceeding from daybreak to bedtime, this “immersive, engrossing” (Slate) work pays tribute to the lives of those who labored through the era. From using soot from candle wax as toothpaste to malting grain for homemade ale, from the gruesome sport of bear-baiting to cuckolding and cross-dressing—the madcap habits and revealing intimacies of life in the time of Shakespeare are vividly rendered for the insatiably curious.

Asimov S Guide To Shakespeare

Author: Isaac Asimov
Editor: Gramercy Books
ISBN:
Size: 20,81 MB
Format: PDF
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Examines the historical, geographical, and mythological background of the plays and two narrative poems

Book Crush

Author: Nancy Pearl
Editor: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1570616566
Size: 10,12 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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From picture books to chapter books, YA fiction and nonfiction, Nancy Pearl has developed more thematic lists of books to enjoy. The Book Lust audience is committed to reading, and here is a smart and entertaining tool for picking the best books for kids. Divided into three sections—Easy Books, Middle-Grade Readers, and Young Adult—Nancy Pearl makes wonderful reading connections by theme, setting, voice, and ideas. For horse lovers, she reminds us of the mainstays in the category (Black Beauty, Misty of Chincoteague, etc.) but then in a creative twist connects Mr. Revere and I to the list. In a list called Chapter One, she answers the proverbial question: which chapters books are the most compelling for kids who are now ready to move beyond picture books. And who says picture books aren’t deep? Recommended Folk Tales sort out many of life’s dilemmas and issues of good and bad; a selection of picture books on Death and Dying introduces this topic with sensitivity; and You’ve Got a Friend offers up books for early readers that show the complexities and the pleasures of relating to others. Parents, teachers, and librarians are often puzzled by the unending choices for reading material for young people. It starts when the kids are toddler and doesn’t end until high-school graduation. What’s good, what’s trash, what’s going to hold their interest? Nancy Pearl, America’s favorite librarian, points the way in Book Crush.

The Sense Of Style

Author: Steven Pinker
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 069817030X
Size: 19,13 MB
Format: PDF
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“Charming and erudite," from the author of Enlightenment Now, "The wit and insight and clarity he brings . . . is what makes this book such a gem.” —Time.com Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing—and why should we care? From the author of The Better Angels of Our Nature and Enlightenment Now. In this entertaining and eminently practical book, the cognitive scientist, dictionary consultant, and New York Times–bestselling author Steven Pinker rethinks the usage guide for the twenty-first century. Using examples of great and gruesome modern prose while avoiding the scolding tone and Spartan tastes of the classic manuals, he shows how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right. The Sense of Style is for writers of all kinds, and for readers who are interested in letters and literature and are curious about the ways in which the sciences of mind can illuminate how language works at its best.

Nice Job

Author: Jake Brooks
Editor: Taylor & Francis US
ISBN: 9781580080330
Size: 13,23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Describes the compensation, prerequisites, perks, risks, and practical information associated with such unusual occupations as geisha, helicopter traffic reporter, pooper scooper, cryptographer, bicycle messenger, sports mascot, and Hollywood stuntperson