Children's Miscellany


Author: Dominique Enright

Publisher: Michael O'Mara Books

ISBN: 178055219X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 445

View: 6342

The sequel to the best-selling Children's Miscellany. Packed full of even more, even smarter, even stranger facts, Children's Miscellany Volume Two includes Shakespearian insults, the longest place names in the world, five ways to de-smell your trainers and how to hypnotize a chicken!

Children's Miscellany

Useless Information That's Essential to Know


Author: Samantha Borges,Matthew Morgan

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452119732

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 3550

Do you know . . . . . . how to milk a cow? . . . the symptoms of a venomous spider's bite? . . . where to find the fastest rollercoasters? You won't find such an eclectic collection of fascinating facts anywhere else. Whether you want to know how to beat an alligator in a fight, ways to speak in secret code, which insects are edible, or what the heck scolionophobia means, this is the book for readers both young and old.

Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume 2

Dimensions of the Midwestern Literary Imagination


Author: Philip A. Greasley

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 0253021162

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 1064

View: 2423

The Midwest has produced a robust literary heritage. Its authors have won half of the nation’s Nobel Prizes for Literature plus a significant number of Pulitzer Prizes. This volume explores the rich racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of the region. It also contains entries on 35 pivotal Midwestern literary works, literary genres, literary, cultural, historical, and social movements, state and city literatures, literary journals and magazines, as well as entries on science fiction, film, comic strips, graphic novels, and environmental writing. Prepared by a team of scholars, this second volume of the Dictionary of Midwestern Literature is a comprehensive resource that demonstrates the Midwest’s continuing cultural vitality and the stature and distinctiveness of its literature.

Friends' Miscellany


Author: John Comly,Isaac Comly

Publisher: N.A


Category: Quakers

Page: N.A

View: 7492

Talking Books

Children's Authors Talk About the Craft, Creativity and Process of Writing


Author: James Carter

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415194164

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 266

View: 5285

Features Brian Moses, Benjamin Zephaniah, Ian Beck, Neil Ardley, Terry Deary, Helen Cresswell, Gillian Cross, Berlie Doherty, Alan Durant, Philip Pullman, Celia Rees, Norman Silver, Jacqueline Wilson

The Spottiswoode Miscellany

A Collection of Original Papers and Tracts, Illustrative Chiefly of the Civil and Ecclesiastical History of Scotland


Author: James Maidment

Publisher: N.A


Category: Scotland

Page: N.A

View: 5065

The Works and Correspondence of David Ricardo: Volume 10, Biographical Miscellany


Author: David Ricardo

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521060752

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 434

View: 4480

This book is concerned with the history of metaphysics since Descartes. Taking as its definition of metaphysics 'the most general attempt to make sense of things', it charts the evolution of this enterprise through various competing conceptions of its possibility, scope, and limits. The book is divided into three parts, dealing respectively with the early modern period, the late modern period in the analytic tradition, and the late modern period in non-analytic traditions. In its unusually wide range, A. W. Moore's study refutes the tired old clich that there is some unbridgeable gulf between analytic philosophy and philosophy of other kinds. It also advances its own distinctive and compelling conception of what metaphysics is and why it matters. Moore explores how metaphysics can help us to cope with continually changing demands on our humanity by making sense of things in ways that are radically new.