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"A study of reliquaries as a form of representation in medieval art. Explores how reliquaries stage the importance and meaning of relics using a wide range of artistic means from material and ornament to metaphor and symbolism"--Provided by publisher.

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Author by Cynthia Jean Hahn
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ISBN Number 9780271050782

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With a New Afterword "Our knowledge of fundamental physics contains not one fruitful idea that does not carry the name of Murray Gell-Mann."--Richard Feynman Acclaimed science writer George Johnson brings his formidable reporting skills to the first biography of Nobel Prize-winner Murray Gell-Mann, the brilliant, irascible man who revolutionized modern particle physics with his models of the quark and the Eightfold Way. Born into a Jewish immigrant family on New York's East 14th Street, Gell-Mann's prodigious talent was evident from an early age--he entered Yale at 15, completed his Ph.D. at 21, and was soon identifying the structures of the world's smallest components and illuminating the elegant symmetries of the universe. Beautifully balanced in its portrayal of an extraordinary and difficult man, interpreting the concepts of advanced physics with scrupulous clarity and simplicity, Strange Beauty is a tour-de-force of both science writing and biography.

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Author by George Johnson
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 0307765458

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Strange Beauty brings the developing discipline of environmental literary criticism to bear on narratives of nature and the Otherworld from early cultures around the Irish Sea. Reflecting on an Otherworld associated with human experience, Siewers uses texts such as the Ulster Cycle and the Mabinogi to relate views of nature, symbolism and language. This book uncovers early syntheses of Christian and indigenous Insular cultures which express an integration of the spiritual and physical landscapes that are marginalized in later medieval thought. Strange Beauty opens a window on distinctive alternative views of the relation of culture to nature still relevant today.

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Author by Alfred K. Siewers
Genre eBook History
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ISBN Number 0230606644

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A unique and hopeful story of how one woman and her family were transformed by her child's multiple disabilities and inability to talk and how she, in turn, transformed a community. This intimate, no-holds barred memoir shares one family's experiences with a child who is both autistic and physically disabled. It is a story of infectious laughter, blood on the floor, intense physical conflict, and of two little girls growing up in the shadow of their charming and fitful brother. And it is the story of a mother and writer and the illuminating effect of imagining the world through the eyes of her beautiful, charismatic, and nonverbal son, Felix. Felix and his sisters inspire Eliza to start Extreme Kids, a community center that connects families with children with disabilities through the arts and play, and transform how she saw herself and the world. She writes of the joy this project brings her, as well as the disconnect of being lauded for helping others at the same time that she cannot help her own son. As Felix grows bigger and stronger, his assaults against himself grow more destructive. When his bruised limbs and face prompt Child Services to investigate the Factors for abuse, Eliza realizes how dangerous her home has become. Strange Beauty is a personal story, but it shines a light on the combustible conditions many families are living in at this moment. The United States offers parents whose children are prone to violence very little help. That Eliza's story ends happily, with Felix thriving at Crotched Mountain School, is due more to luck than policy. There are few such schools and many such children. When children are violent, we fail to account for the internal and external pressures that lead to violence. This is both cruel and counterproductive, for people with disabilities have much to teach us, if we will only listen.

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Author by Eliza Factor
Genre eBook Biography & Autobiography
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ISBN Number 9781941529737

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Osunsan's first collection of poems highlights the colorful qualities of the human condition: its trials, hopes, losses, failures, successes, fears, dreams and its endless facades. Born in Lagos, Nigeria, the poet is currently studying International Business at Kampala International University and is a member of Kampala Pentecostal Church in Uganda.

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Author by Olutayo K. Osunsan
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ISBN Number 0974433926

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Strange Beauty provides a new perspective on early Celtic stories of the Otherworld and their relevance to today's ecological concerns, arguing for a contemporary re-reading of the Otherworld trope in relation to physical experience.

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Author by A. Siewers
Genre eBook Literary Criticism
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ISBN Number 9780230100527

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There are some things a teen can take for granted, or so Penny thinks. Beautiful girls get all the breaks. An eccentric old woman is going to be the target of every kid in the 'hood. But what if things are not all they seem? Lori Weber's talents are on full display in this in this remarkable, insightful story of beauty's fleeting power and the effects of time. [Fry Reading Level - 3.6]

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Author by Lori Weber
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Heteropolis


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In an age dominated by nationalism and ethnic conflict, Charles Jencks argues that these reactionary tendencies can be countered by an equally powerful drive - heterophilia: the love of difference, the desire to seek out new experience and curiosity. All of these are essential to the creation of a new form of city, the heteropolis, epitomized by Los Angeles. With over one hundred ethnic groups, forty different lifestyle clusters, eighty languages spoken in the schools, and extraordinarily different flora and fauna, Los Angeles' diversity has now become one of its main drawing points, and problems. Precariously balanced between civil unrest and the creative enjoyment of difference, it is something towards which other world cities, with their mass-migration and global trade are heading. The hetero-architecture of Los Angeles suggests a way beyond the present impasse between the fundamentalists and the multiculturalists, a third position which diffuses confrontation with creative displacement and inclusive eclecticism. The strange beauty of hetero-architecture embraces variety, its informality allows marginalized groups to feel at home and its unusual metaphors suggest our connection to the natural world. Frank Gehry, Eric Owen Moss, Morphosis, Frank Israel and Charles Moore are its visible leaders, but there is also a vernacular and funk version of the genre as well as the populist versions of Jon Jerde and Disneyland. The philosophy of hetero-architecture accepts difference as a necessity and turns it into a virtue with an informal aesthetic at once polyglot, abstract and representational - that is radically eclectic and inclusive in an understated way. The 'L.A. Style', as it is known, bears affinities with other aesthetics such as the Wabi and Sabi style of the Japanese. With many world cities now facing increasing pluralization, the heteropolis is bound to become a major urban form of the future.

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Author by Charles Jencks
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ISBN Number UCSD:31822016852949

The Strange Beauty


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★ INTRODUCTION: It іѕ ѕtоrу about a bоѕѕ and hіѕ worker. The boss has ѕоmе wеіrd ѕеnѕuѕаl раrt he wаntеd tо еxрlоrе ѕо wіthоut hеѕіtаtіоn hе wеnt fоr the worker. Hіѕ bоѕѕ has еаrlіеr ѕеnt hеr tо Mаdаm Clаudіа tо trаіn hеr tо bе a submissive аnd оbеdіеnt ѕlut all fоr hіѕ himself. Now thе worker wаѕ pleased wіth еvеrуthіng ѕhе wеnt thrоugh. Shе really lеаrnt a lot frоm hеr mаѕtеr. ★ EXCERPT: I wаѕ rеаdу and I really wаntеd thе ѕсrеwіng to bеgіn. Onсе I wоuld have felt іt was hоrrіblе tо bе used lіkе thаt аnd nо woman ѕhоuld bе mаdе аn оbjесt fоr fuсkіng. But that wаѕ juѕt thе іdеаѕ I wаѕ gіvеn аnd thаnkѕ to mу Bоѕѕ I knоw how grеаt іt іѕ to be a ѕlut аnd all my holes аvаіlаblе fоr thе mаn. It wаѕ dіffеrеnt оn thіѕ nіght ѕіnсе so many wоuld bе uѕіng mе but thаt mаdе thе idea even mоrе exciting. I wаѕ happy fоr the action tо ѕtаrt. I wоn't even dеѕсrіbе thе mеn оr the way thеу fuсkеd uѕ. Of соurѕе I rеmеmbеrеd a lоt оf thеіr dісkѕ from thе fіrѕt nіght so I was аlrеаdу thіnkіng аbоut which оnеѕ wоuld feel thе nicest іn mу рuѕѕу. Aftеr wаlkіng naked аnd ѕееіng thеіr hаrd dісkѕ rеаdу tо fuck us I was getting nісе аnd wеt ѕо еvеn the fіrѕt man соuld еаѕіlу lіе оn tор оf mе аnd stick hіѕ dick in mу рuѕѕу. I fеlt really gооd аѕ hе gоt on me and he was already ѕо hаrd and I knеw for ѕurе he was gоіng tо fuck me. I ѕmіlеd at him tо еnсоurаgе hіm to use mе аnd I еvеn reached to hіѕ dісk and hеlреd guіdе him ѕtrаіght into mу рuѕѕу. It wаѕ аmаzіng tо be ordered to fuсk those mеn аnd оutѕіdе іn рublіс. Thеу wаntеd tо fuсk mе and I wаntеd thеm аll to dо it. My Bоѕѕ hаѕ trained mе tо be nаkеd оutѕіdе аnd to dо ѕеxuаl thіngѕ outside but this wаѕ еvеn mоrе extreme. Sо when thе fіrѕt man wаѕ mоvіng his dісk inside mе I wаѕ already fееlіng rеаllу hot and mоаnіng as he screwed me ѕо wеll. Of соurѕе I hаd a ԛuеѕtіоn оf hоw many dісkѕ I could take іn one nіght аnd іf I wоuld be аblе tо last fоr thеm all. I knew I wаntеd to dо my bеѕt because I wаntеd the bеѕt ѕсоrе frоm thеm. I аlѕо remembered that I hаd no сhоісе аnd I could nоt ѕау "nо" tо аnу of thеm. My Boss hаd еntеrеd me іntо the bеаutу pageant аnd nоw I hаd tо fоllоw thе rules аnd lеt аll the men fuсk me until they hаd еnоugh. The gооd thіng wаѕ thаt thеrе wеrе оthеr wоmеn іn thе соntеѕt аnd there were mоrе men thіѕ nіght but ѕtіll I was hарру thаt fоur wоmеn could kеер thеm аll satisfied. I wаѕ mоаnіng and rеаllу lіkіng thе fіrѕt mаn fuсkіng me and I соuld hear thе оthеr wоmеn аlѕо mаkіng nоіѕеѕ tо еnсоurаgе thе mеn tо fuсk thеm mоrе. No spoilers, but you'll love this bdsm story!!! ◆ GENRE: BDSM / Bondage / Slave ⚠ WARNING: This Book contains mature language and content intended for 18+ readers only! ♥ Bookmark or follow for more! You won't want to miss what we have in store next!!

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Author by Sarah Pain
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"No scientist has done more to shape our understanding of the universe than Murray Gell-Mann, the Nobel Prize-winner considered by many colleagues to be the most brilliant physicist of his generation. His discovery of the quark and the Eightfold Way were cornerstones for all that followed in particle physics, the effort to understand the very stuff of creation, In this, the first biography of Gell-Mann, George Johnson tells the story of a remarkable life."

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Author by George Johnson
Genre eBook Nuclear physicists
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ISBN Number 0099284324