The Spectacle of Twins in American Literature and Popular Culture

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Author: Karen Dillon

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 147663386X

Category: Social Science

Page: 204

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The cultural fantasy of twins imagines them as physically and behaviorally identical. Media portrayals consistently offer the spectacle of twins who share an insular closeness and perform a supposed alikeness—standing side by side, speaking and acting in unison. Treating twinship as a cultural phenomenon, this first comprehensive study of twins in American literature and popular culture examines the historical narrative—within the discourses of experimentation, aberrance and eugenics—and how it has shaped their representations in the 20th and 21st centuries.

A to Zoo: Subject Access to Children's Picture Books, 10th Edition

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Author: Rebecca L. Thomas

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1440834350

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1636

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Whether used for thematic story times, program and curriculum planning, readers' advisory, or collection development, this updated edition of the well-known companion makes finding the right picture books for your library a breeze. • Offers easy subject access to children's picture books • Features a user-friendly organization • Provides in-depth indexing and full bibliographic detail

Potty Training Boot Camp for Twins

Potty Train Your Twins in Four Days Before the Age of Two

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Author: Dianne Delongchamps

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462026915

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 68

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Come along for a crazy ride through "Potty Training Boot Camp for Twins, " as you prepare to conquer and celebrate the transition to a diaper-free world! Author Dianne DeLongchamps shares her proven system for potty training twins in four days and before the age of two. The key ingredients for successful potty training are humor, patience, and an "I won't give up" attitude! "Potty Training Boot Camp for Twins" is a program based on loving and consistent potty training that takes the needs of twins into account. The key to this step-by-step process is the use of the American Sign Language "potty" sign to enable your twins to effectively communicate their needs and learn the training steps quickly. Research shows that eighteen to twenty-four months is the perfect age to successfully potty train because toddlers are starting to realize their bodily functions. They can walk themselves to and from the potty, they can pull their pants down, and they understand simple requests. When this program is complete, your twins will be in underwear during their waking hours and possibly the nap hours-and you will never have to use a diaper again.

What to Read When

The Books and Stories to Read with Your Child--and All the Best Times to Read Them

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Author: Pam Allyn

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101032391

Category: Education

Page: 336

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Read Pam Allyn's posts on the Penguin Blog The books to read aloud to children at the important moments in their lives. In What to Read When, award-winning educator Pam Allyn celebrates the power of reading aloud with children. In many ways, books provide the first opportunity for children to begin to reflectively engage with and understand the world around them. Not only can parents entertain their child and convey the beauty of language through books, they can also share their values and create lasting connections. Here, Allyn offers parents and caregivers essential advice on choosing appropriate titles for their children—taking into account a child’s age, attention ability, gender, and interests— along with techniques for reading aloud effectively. But what sets this book apart is the extraordinary, annotated list of more than three hundred titles suitable for the pivotal moments in a child’s life. With category themes ranging from friendship and journeys to thankfulness, separations, silliness, and spirituality, What to Read When is a one-of-a-kind guide to how parents can best inspire children through reading together. In addition, Pam Allyn includes an indispensable “Reader’s Ladder” section, with recommendations for children at every stage from birth to age ten. With the author’s warm and engaging voice throughout, discussion questions to encourage in-depth conversations, as well as advice on helping kids make the transition to independent reading, this book will help shape thoughtful, creative, and curious children, imparting a love of reading that will last a lifetime. These Penguin Young Reader's Books are referenced in What to Read When Sylvia Jean: Drama Queen by Lisa Campbell Ernst (Penguin Young Reader’s Group: 2005) Two Is For Twins, by Wendy Cheyette Lewison, illustrations by Hiroe Nakata (Penguin Young Readers: 2006) Remember Grandma? by Laura Langston (Penguin Group (USA): May 2004) Soul Looks Back in Wonder compiled by Tom Feelings (Puffin Books) Time of Wonder by Robert McCloskey (Penguin Books USA, Incorporated: December 1957) When I was Young in the Mountainsby Cynthia Rylant illustrated by Diane Goode (Penguin Young Readers Group: January 1993) Nana Upstairs and Nana Downstairs by Tomie DePaola (Puffin Books, an imprint of Penguin Books, Inc.:1973) Good Night, Good Knight by Shelly Moore Thomas, illustrations by Jennifer Plecas (Penguin Young Readers Group: 2002)

Current Therapy in Large Animal Theriogenology - E-Book

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Author: Robert S. Youngquist,Walter R. Threlfall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437713408

Category: Medical

Page: 1088

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An essential resource for both students and practitioners, this comprehensive text provides practical, up-to-date information about normal reproduction and reproductive disorders in horses, cattle, small ruminants, swine, llamas, and other livestock. Featuring contributions from experts in the field, each section is devoted to a different large animal species and begins with a review of the clinically relevant aspects of the reproductive anatomy and physiology of both males and females. Key topics include the evaluation of breeding soundness, pregnancy diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment of infertility, abortion, obstetrics, surgery of the reproductive tract, care of neonates, and the latest reproductive technology. Includes coverage of all large animal species. All sections provide a review of clinically pertinent reproductive physiology and anatomy of males and females of each species. Complete coverage of the most current reproductive technology, including embryo transfer, estrous synchronization, and artificial insemination. A new section on alternative farming that addresses reproduction in bison, elk, and deer. New to the equine section: stallion management, infertility, and breeding soundness evaluation. New to the bovine section: estrous cycle synchronization, reproductive biotechnology, ultrasonographic determination of fetal gender, heifer development, and diagnosis of abortion. New to the porcine section: artificial insemination, boar/stud management, diseases of postpartum period, and infectious disease control. New to the llama section: infectious disease and nutrition.

Twins

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Author: Dr. Carol Cooper

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0756699290

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 128

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Written by two mothers of twins, one a doctor and the other a popular blogger, Twins provides expectant parents with everything they need to know about pregnancy, birth, and the year ahead. Concise and easy to follow, Twins tackles twin terminology, what to buy, preparing and involving your other children, double feeding, bathing, taking the babies out and about, baby-proofing your home, sleep schedules, coping with sleep deprivation, the latest on twin development, bringing up babies as individuals, getting the support you need, and much more.

Straying from the Flock

Travels in New Zealand

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Author: Alexander Elder

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118040447

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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An illuminating road trip through the history, life, and attractions of one of the most beautiful countries in the southern hemisphere The beauty and grandeur of New Zealand has captured the imagination of movie-goers over the past couple of years, and the country is a dream destination for many around the world. Straying from the Flock is an intimate and personal account of one passionate traveler's visit to this incredible country, its mountains and beaches, fjords, rainforests, vineyards, and hidden eateries. Each of the fifty chapters describes one day in his travels-fishing, flying, cattle herding, befriending locals at every turn. Filled with colorful stories and memorable personalities, the book not only describes the trip of a lifetime, but captures a life-altering experience for its writer. From mountains and rainforests to cities and beaches, Straying from the Flock is both a moving memoir and personal travel guide to this amazing country.

A Contented House with Twins

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Author: Alice Beer,Gina Ford

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448147417

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

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A Contented House with Twins unites the UK's leading baby expert, Gina Ford, and the highly regarded television presenter Alice Beer, a mother of twin girls. Discovering you are pregnant with twins is both an exciting and a thoroughly terrifying prospect. Within weeks of the arrival of her beautiful daughters, Alice found that she was 'screaming out for a routine' and craving the knowledge of mothers who had been through it with two. This book is the result of those cries. Alice's front-line experience of coping with twins is combined with Gina's highly successful parenting advice and, for the first time, her groundbreaking routines, specially adapted for twins. Together, they tackle the practical and emotional aspects of parenting two babies, including: - what you can expect in a multiple pregnancy - how to feed two at once - what to do when they each want a different story or both want a hug - how to cope with everyday practicalities: shopping, bathtime, and much more. Alice's humorous insights and Gina's essential advice, tips, support and successful routines will guarantee that parents enjoy their twins and get their lives back.

Conjoined Twins

An Historical, Biological and Ethical Issues Encyclopedia

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Author: Christine Quigley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476603235

Category: Social Science

Page: 206

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When two human ova fail to fully separate during pregnancy, the result is conjoined twins. The twins may be connected by ligament, bone, or just flesh, and they often share organs, but what captures most people’s interest is whether the twins share sensations, thoughts and even souls. This encyclopedia presents entries on conjoined twins throughout history, the biological causes and effects of twins being born conjoined, and ethical issues such as self-support and separation surgery. It also includes entries on the modern standardized terminology used when discussing conjoined twins, the categories into which conjoined twins have been sorted, doctors past and present who have performed separation surgeries, and hospitals, such as Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, that are known for the separation of conjoined twins. This book even covers fraudulent conjoined twins and fictional ones in books written by such authors as Mark Twain, Vladimir Nabakov, and Katherine Dunn. Other entries cover relevant films, websites, and institutions.