Fantasy Fashion And Affection

Author: Jay A. Gertzman
Editor: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879723507
Size: 10,69 MB
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Robert Herrick (1591–1674) achieved fame only in the nineteenth century. The book features approximately fifty reproductions of illustrations of Hesperides.

Fashion Faith And Fantasy In The New Physics Of The Universe

Author: Roger Penrose
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691178534
Size: 10,23 MB
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What can fashionable ideas, blind faith, or pure fantasy possibly have to do with the scientific quest to understand the universe? Surely, theoretical physicists are immune to mere trends, dogmatic beliefs, or flights of fancy? In fact, acclaimed physicist and bestselling author Roger Penrose argues that researchers working at the extreme frontiers of physics are just as susceptible to these forces as anyone else. In this provocative book, he argues that fashion, faith, and fantasy, while sometimes productive and even essential in physics, may be leading today's researchers astray in three of the field's most important areas—string theory, quantum mechanics, and cosmology. Arguing that string theory has veered away from physical reality by positing six extra hidden dimensions, Penrose cautions that the fashionable nature of a theory can cloud our judgment of its plausibility. In the case of quantum mechanics, its stunning success in explaining the atomic universe has led to an uncritical faith that it must also apply to reasonably massive objects, and Penrose responds by suggesting possible changes in quantum theory. Turning to cosmology, he argues that most of the current fantastical ideas about the origins of the universe cannot be true, but that an even wilder reality may lie behind them. Finally, Penrose describes how fashion, faith, and fantasy have ironically also shaped his own work, from twistor theory, a possible alternative to string theory that is beginning to acquire a fashionable status, to "conformal cyclic cosmology," an idea so fantastic that it could be called "conformal crazy cosmology." The result is an important critique of some of the most significant developments in physics today from one of its most eminent figures.

The Still Single Papers

Author: Alison Taylor
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1780574606
Size: 18,89 MB
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Still Single should be a marital status all of its own. Single girls today are smarter, stronger and funnier, and journalist Alison Taylor is the witty voice for this new generation who are looking for ‘the one’ but not willing to undergo a personality lobotomy in the process. Covering twelve months in the life of one ever-hopeful (but never desperate) romantic, The Still Single Papers charts what happens before a date, during a date and when there are no dates. Hanging out at music festivals, bars and various capital cities, we join the self-styled ‘lovefool’ and friends on her quest for fun, romance and someone to care about. On her travels, Alison asks the tough questions, like: what does that text really mean? Did you shave that yourself? Are you f***ing kidding me? The Still Single Papers will ring true with a whole generation of cool, educated and ambitious women who can’t quite believe that there are so few fit, single straight guys out there. But that doesn’t stop them from looking and hoping, and hoping and looking . . .

Portraits Fashion Fantasy Volume 1 Grayscale Adult Coloring Book

Author: Ajm Leisure
Editor: Portraits, Fashion & Fantasy
ISBN: 9781798278703
Size: 14,86 MB
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Portraits, Fashion & Fantasy #1Adult Coloring Book with Grayscale imagesThis book contains 46 pages for coloring The pages are printed single sided The size and style of the images will vary. These pictures are based on 3D digital art, plus some photographic images The images are a mixture of: Contemporary portraits and fashion and fantasy portraits with relevant costumes The pictures have different variations, such as Scenic background, Blank background, or Patterned background. A few images may be repeated with variations to allow the colorist to try different coloring combinations Pencils or pastels are recommended for this type of book, although gel or water markers can be used with care A test page is provided to allow you to experiment with your chosen pens or pencils Page size is 8.5 x 11 white 100gram paper (US letter) Adult coloring books are a popular hobby and leisure activity. Coloring has also been shown to have a therapeutic effect. Art therapy such as coloring is thought to help with stress, anxiety and depression, or as part of a mindfulness program. You can find more information and free downloadable examples on my website:

The Vampire War Urban Fantasy

Author: T.L. Cerepaka
Editor: Annulus Publishing
Size: 17,81 MB
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Off to war. Today was supposed to be my day off from training, but when a group of vampires attack me on my way home from church, I'm forced to defend myself. Without my silver sword, that is. Luckily, an amazingly handsome sorcerer comes to my rescue, only to inform me of an impending war brewing between sorcerers and vampires. He says someone is trying to provoke both sides into war, a war neither side will win, and that he needs my help to stop it. I'd love to, but I soon discover that whoever is trying to start this war doesn't just want to start a war, but also wants me on their side. Now I have to not only stop this war before it destroys both sorcerers and vampires alike, but also keep myself from being seduced by the dark side. And that, of course, is far easier said than done. KEYWORDS: urban fantasy vampire, urban fantasy witch, wizard, urban fantasy mysteries, urban fantasy christian, urban fantasy sword, urban fantasy action, urban fantasy vampires, urban fantasy mage, urban fantasy sorcerer, christian urban fantasy, christian fantasy

Victorian Fantasy

Author: Stephen Prickett
Size: 10,29 MB
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Science Fiction And Fantasy Book Review

Author: Neil Barron
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 0893706094
Size: 20,38 MB
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"Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review" was founded in 1979 to provide comprehensive coverage of all the major and minor books being released in the genre at that time. This was the golden era of SF publishing, with a thousand titles (old and new) hitting the stands and the bookshelves each and every year. From the older classics to the newest speculative fiction, this was the period when the best and the brightest shined forth their talents. SF&FBR included reviews by writers in the field, by amateur critics, and by litterateurs and University professors. Over a thousand books were covered during the single year of publication, many of them having been reviewed no where else, before or since. The January 1980 issue includes a comprehensive index of all the works featured during the preceding year. This reprint will be a welcome addition to the literature of science fiction and fantasy criticism. Neil Barron is a retired bibliographer and literary critic, editor of the acclaimed "Anatomy of Wonder" series. Robert Reginald was the publisher for twenty-five years of Borgo Press, and has authored over 110 books of his own."