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Freaks of Fortune Or Half Round the World

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Freaks of Nature

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In most respects, Abigail and Brittany Hensel are normal American twins. Born and raised in a small town, they enjoy a close relationship, though each has her own tastes and personality. But the Hensels also share a body. Their two heads sit side-by-side on a single torso, with two arms and two legs. They have not only survived, but have developed into athletic, graceful young women. And that, writes Mark S. Blumberg, opens an extraordinary window onto human development and evolution. In Freaks of Nature, Blumberg turns a scientist's eye on the oddities of nature, showing how a subject once relegated to the sideshow can help explain some of the deepest complexities of biology. Why, for example, does a two-headed human so resemble a two-headed minnow? What we need to understand, Blumberg argues, is that anomalies are the natural products of development, and it is through developmental mechanisms that evolution works. Freaks of Nature induces a kind of intellectual vertigo as it upends our intuitive understanding of biology. What really is an anomaly? Why is a limbless human a "freak," but a limbless reptile-a snake-a successful variation? What we see as deformities, Blumberg writes, are merely alternative paths for development, which challenge both the creature itself and our ability to fit it into our familiar categories. Rather than mere dead-ends, many anomalies prove surprisingly survivable-as in the case of the goat without forelimbs that learned to walk upright. Blumberg explains how such variations occur, and points to the success of the Hensel sisters and the goat as examples of the extraordinary flexibility inherent in individual development. In taking seriously a subject that has often been shunned as discomfiting and embarrassing, Mark Blumberg sheds new light on how individuals-and entire species-develop, survive, and evolve.

The Foreign Freaks of Five Friends

Author : Cecilia Anne Jones
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The Control Freaks

Author : Nicholas Jones
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BBC Political Correspondent Nicholas Jones examines New Labour and its record of spin. This new paperback edition covers the Jo Moore affair.

Freaks of Fortune

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Abject Bodies on Display

Author : Julia Jaeyoon Cho
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One Freak Day

Author : Edward Pavlik
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Molecular biologist Evan Pannick encounters complete powerlessness in the midst of a personal medical crisis that his doctors do not understand, when he and his girls soccer team are held hostage by an inmate at the Federal Correctional Institute in Lexington, Kentucky. Modern medicine is supposed to have all the answers. Inmates in Federal Prisons are not supposed to be able to take hostages outside prison walls. Molecular biologist Evan Pannick is just supposed to get his biomedical grant out on time, coach soccer and enjoy his quietly subdued academic life. On One Freak Day everything changes and Evan Pannick finds himself unwillingly transferred from his peaceful academic world to the center of a deepening dilemma fraught with multiple challenges in an escalating situation that threatens him, his daughter and the girls he coaches. Centered in Lexington, Kentucky, the story shuttles between hometown quirkiness and the Federal Prison on the outskirts of town.

Freaks of Fanaticism and Other Strange Events

Author : Sabine Baring-Gould
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Freaks of Fortune

Author : William Taylor Adams
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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.

A Freak in Finance Or The Boy Teacher Taught

Author : John F. Cargill
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The Best of MGM

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The Golden Years 1928-1959.

Skate Freak

Author : Lesley Choyce
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Dorf is all about skateboarding and so far that's worked out fine. But now that he's in a new city, the terrain has changed. He's no longer free to skateboard where he wishes, school is more difficult, and his passion for skateboarding garners him the nickname and reputation of a freak. With daring stunts he gains the grudging respect of local troublemakers, but he needs to tap into another kind of courage to effect real change. Also available in French.

A Freak in Finance

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The Harvard Lampoon

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Harvard Lampoon

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Dark Justice

Author : Shelley Russell Nolan
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Driven to kill. Compelled to protect. Five hundred years ago, the cure for the common cold went horribly wrong, turning those infected into freaks consumed with hate and rage. Forced underground, the freaks return above ground at night, driven to attack the surface dwellers – their bite infecting thousands more. To fight the freaks and protect mankind from extinction, scientists created genetically enhanced soldiers. Stronger, faster, with enhanced senses, wardens are trained from birth to protect the weaker humans. The Captain of the Ward, Jackson Kyle, is infected while saving the life of another warden. Due to his genetic enhancements, he is like no other freak. His faculties intact, he escapes from the Ward and encounters a mysterious young woman. The second he touches her, he is caught in a bond, compelled to protect her at all costs. For she will decide the fate of humankind.

Tomboys

Author : Michelle Ann Abate
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Starting with the figure of the bold, boisterous girl in the mid-19th century and ending with the “girl power” movement of the 1990’s, Tomboys is the first full-length critical study of this gender-bending code of female conduct. Michelle Abate uncovers the origins, charts the trajectory, and traces the literary and cultural transformations that the concept of “tomboy” has undergone in the United States. Abate focuses on literature including Louisa May Alcott's Little Women and Carson McCullers's The Member of the Wedding and films such as Peter Bogdanovich's Paper Moon and Jon Avnet's Fried Green Tomatoes. She also draws onlesser-known texts like E.D.E.N. Southworth's once wildly popular 1859 novel The Hidden Hand, Cold War lesbian pulp fiction, and New Queer Cinema from the 1990s. Tomboys also explores the gender and sexual dynamics of tomboyism, and offers intriguing discussions of race and ethnicity's role in the construction of the enduring cultural archetype. Abate’s insightful analysis provides useful, thought-provoking connections between different literary works and eras. The result demystifies this cultural phenomenon and challenges readers to consider tomboys in a whole new light.

Lord Garlford s freak

Author : James B. Baynard
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Freaks of Fortune Or Half Round the World

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A Costly Freak

Author : Maxwell Gray
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