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The Marvels of the World

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Long before the Romantics embraced nature, people in the West saw the human and nonhuman worlds as both intimately interdependent and violently antagonistic. With its peerless selection of ninety-eight original sources concerned with the natural world and humankind's place within it, The Marvels of the World offers a corrective to the still-prevalent tendency to dismiss premodern attitudes toward nature as simple or univocal. Gathering together medical texts, herbals, and how-to books, as well as scientific, religious, philosophical, and poetic works dating from antiquity to the dawn of the Enlightenment, the anthology explores both mainstream and unconventional thinking about the natural world. Its seven parts focus on philosophy and science; plants; animals; weather and climate; ways of inhabiting the land; gardens and gardening; and European encounters with the wider world. Each section and each of the book's selections is prefaced with a helpful introduction by volume editor Rebecca Bushnell that weaves connections among these compelling pieces of the past. The early writers collected here wrote with extraordinary openness about ways of coexisting with the nonhuman forces that shaped them, Bushnell demonstrates, even as they sought to control and exploit their environment. Taken as a whole, The Marvels of the World reveals how many of these early writers cared as much about the natural world as we do today.

Wonders of the World

Author : Isabel Otter
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Embark on an interactive journey to see the marvels of the Earth and the wonders of the world, from the ancient to the modern. Lift the flaps to discover the history and the secrets that lie behind many of the amazing sights on Earth-from the Great Pyramid of Giza to the Taj Mahal and on...

The Wonders of the World

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The Wonders of the World

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The Marvels Project

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The centerpiece of Marvel's 70th Anniversary celebration! Who is the mysterious old man who lies on his deathbed in a hospital in 1939, and how does his passing mark the beginning of the first heroic age of the Marvel Universe--and signal the rise of the superhumans? Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting unveil the defining story of the origin of the Marvel Universe, revealing the hidden connections that unite the earliest costumed champions, and whose reverberations are felt dramatically into the present day! It's a world on the brink of war, and the race is on to create the world's first super-soldier!

Wonders of the World A Popular and Authentic Account of the Marvels of Nature and of Men as They Exist To day Etc With Illustrations

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All of the Marvels

Author : Douglas Wolk
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The first-ever full reckoning with Marvel Comics' interconnected, half-million-page story, a revelatory guide to the "epic of epics"--and to the past 60 years of American culture--from a beloved authority on the subject who read all 27,000+ Marvel superhero comics and lived to tell the tale. The superhero comic books that Marvel Comics has published since 1961 are, Douglas Wolk notes, the longest continuous, self-contained work of fiction ever created: over half a million pages to date, and growing. The Marvel story is a gigantic mountain, smack in the middle of contemporary culture. Thousands of writers and artists have contributed to it. Every schoolchild recognizes its protagonists: Spider-Man, the Avengers, the X-Men. 18 of the 100 highest-grossing movies of all time are directly based on parts of it. And not even the people telling the story have read the whole thing--nobody's supposed to. So, of course, that's what Wolk did: he read all 27,000 comics that make up the Marvel universe thus far, from Alpha Flight to Omega the Unknown. And then he made sense of it: seeing into the ever-expanding story, in its parts and as a coherent whole, and seeing through it, as a prism through which to view the landscape of American culture. In Wolk's hands, the mammoth Marvel narrative becomes a funhouse-mirror history of the past 60 years, from the atomic night-terrors of the Cold War to the technocracy and political division of the present day--a boisterous, tragicomic, magnificently filigreed epic about power and ethics, set in a world transformed by wonders. As a work of cultural exegesis, this is sneakily significant, even a landmark; it's also ludicrously fun. Looking over close to sixty years of Marvel's comics, Wolk sees fascinating patterns -- the rise and fall of particular cultural aspirations, and of the storytelling modes that conveyed them. He observes the Marvel story's progressive visions and its painful stereotypes, its patches of woeful hackwork and stretches of luminous creativity, and the way they all feed into a potent cosmology that echoes our deepest hopes and fears. This is a huge treat for Marvel fans, but it's also a revelation for readers who don't know Doctor Strange from Doctor Doom. Here, truly, are all of the marvels.

The World of Today V1

Author : Harry Johnston
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This is a new release of the original 1937 edition.

The Marvels Project Birth of the Super Heroes

Author : Ed Brubaker
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Who is the mysterious old man who lies on his deathbed in a hospital in 1939, and how does his passing mark the beginning of the first heroic age of the Marvel Universe? Ed Brubaker and Steve Epting unveil the defining story of the rise of the superhumans -- revealing the hidden connections that unite the earliest costumed champions, and whose reverberations are felt dramatically into the present day! In a world on the brink of war, the race is on to create the world's first super-soldier! Witness the first days of the Human Torch, the Sub-Mariner and many more -- how they shaped the world to come, and how the future they would create in turn shaped them! A must-read saga for any Marvel fan, from the award-winning creators who redefined Captain America! COLLECTING: The Marvels Project (2009) 1-8

The Marvels of the Healer The Darkness

Author : David R. Mastbergen
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David R. Mastbergen is the author of The Marvels of the Healer series. He was born in the Heartland in the city of Worthington, Minnesota. He was raised in Worthington until he enlisted into the United States Navy and spent the next twenty-plus years servicing his country. Upon retiring from the navy as a chief warrant officer, he spent nine-plus years working for the state of Minnesota. David has a Master of Arts degree in management from the College of St. Scholastica and a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science from Coleman College.

The Wonders of the World

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The Marvels Beyond Science Being a Record of Progress Made in the Reduction of Occult Phenomena to a Scientific Basis

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Spiritualism is a religious movement based on the belief that spirits of the deceased exist and are able to communicate with living people. It began to develop in the 1840s and had reached its peak of popularity by the 1920s, particularly in English-speaking countries. This vintage book contains a record of the progress made in the explanation of occult phenomenon through scientific reasoning by Joseph Grasset (1849 – 1918), a French parapsychological investigator and neurologist. Contents include: “Definitions—Historical Account—Difficulties in Making this Survey”, “A Definition of Occultism and Occult Phenomena”, “Historical Account”, “The Period of Animal Magnetism”, “The Period of Spiritualism”, “The Present Period”, “Occultism the Promised Land of Science”, “What Occultism is Not”, etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with the original text and artwork.

The Marvels of the World

Author : Rebecca Bushnell
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With its peerless selection of ninety-eight original sources dating from antiquity to the dawn of the Enlightenment and concerned with the natural world and humankind's place within it, The Marvels of the World offers a corrective to the still-prevalent tendency to dismiss premodern attitudes toward nature as simple or univocal.

Discovering the Wonders of Our World

Author : Noel Buchanan
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Shows and describes wilderness areas around the world, and describes the forces that shape the earth

The Wonders of the World

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The Marvels of the Polar World Translated from the French

Author : E. Lesbazeilles
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Wonders of the World

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The Marvels of the Polar World

Author : Eugène Lesbazeilles
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The World of To day the Marvels of Nature and the Oreations

Author : Harry Johnston
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The Wonders of the World

Author : Harry Hamilton Johnston
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