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Opis - Pierwsze na świecie świadectwo ofiary zbrodni honorowej. Miała siedemnaście lat i zakochała się: zhańbiła rodzinę. Więc rodzina wydała na nią wyrok śmierci... Pokochała go pierwszą miłością. Myślała, że się z nią ożeni. Ale ukochany zniknął, a ona odkryła, że jest w ciąży. A w jej świecie to najcięższa zbrodnia... W zapomnianej przez Boga wiosce w Cisjordanii kobiety są warte mniej niż zwierzęta domowe. Tu mężczyzna jest panem życia i śmierci żony, córki, siostry. Brat może bezkarnie zabić siostrę, matka - córkę, kolejną bezużyteczną dziewczynkę, jaka się urodzi. Tu kobiecie odbiera się godność, a nawet życie zgodnie z odwiecznym obyczajem i uświęconą tradycją. A śmierć jest karą dla dziewczyny, która zhańbi rodzinę. Tak jak Souad. Wyrok wydaje jej ojciec. Szwagier dokonuje egzekucji. Oblewa Souad benzyną i podpala... SOUAD przeżyła - cudem, ale rodzina usiłowała zabić ją nawet w szpitalu. Na zawsze jednak pozostanie straszliwie okaleczona - na ciele i duszy. I wciąż musi się ukrywać; dopóki żyje, jej rodzinę okrywa hańba. Spalona żywcem, opublikowana pod pseudonimem szokująca opowieść o piekle, jakim było jej dzieciństwo i młodość, stała się międzynarodowym bestsellerem. Wydana w 37 w krajach książka przerywa tabu milczenia wobec istniejącej nadal w krajach muzułmańskich barbarzyńskiej tradycji. Nieludzkiego obyczaju, prawa mężczyzn, na mocy którego co najmniej pięć tysięcy kobiet pada co roku ofiarą zbrodni honorowej. Nazwa - Spalona Żywcem Wyd. Kieszonkowe Autor - Souad Oprawa - Miękka Wydawca - Amber Kod ISBN - 9788324159406 Kod EAN - 9788324159406 Wydanie - 1 Rok wydania - 2016 Tłumacz - 31182,maria rostworowska; Format - 110 x 175 x 14 Ilość stron - 224 Podatek VAT - 5% Premiera - 2016-06-23
Chromatic Cinema Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons...
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Chromatic Cinema provides the first wide-ranging historical overview of screen color, exploring the changing uses and meanings of color in moving images, from hand painting in early skirt dance films to current trends in digital color manipulation. Offers both a history and a theory of screen color in the first full-length study ever published Provides an in-depth yet accessible account of color's spread through and ultimate effacement of black-and-white cinema, exploring the technological, cultural, economic, and artistic factors that have defined this evolving symbiosis Engages with film studies, art history, visual culture and technology studies in a truly interdisciplinary manner Includes 65 full-color illustrations of films ranging from Expressionist animation to Hollywood and Bollywood musicals, from the US 'indie' boom to1980s neo-noir, Hong Kong cinema, and recent comic-book films
Latin American Cinema REAKTION BOOKS
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This book provides a succinct and comprehensive history of Latin American cinema from its origins in 1896 to the award-winning cinema of the present day. It analyses landmark films - including El Megano (1955), Black God, White Devil (1964), The Official Version (1984), Central Station (1998), Amores Perros (2000), City of God (2002) and Babel (2006) and Gravity (2013) - while tracing the broad contours of and connections between major historical developments. Stephen Hart guides us through the story of how Hollywood dominance succumbed to the emergence of the nuevo cine Latinoamericano and how this in turn led to the twenty-first century's 'New' New Latin American Cinema. He provides a fresh analysis of Latin American cinema as seen through the prism of the major changes in film technology, looking closely at the films themselves and examining how their messages - through techniques and tricks of the trade - are expressed. We see how paradigm shifts such as the move to digital media at the close of the twentieth century led to new cinematographic techniques and visions, as well as how the decision by a group of Latin American directors to film in English led to the creation of a new globalized filmic idiom, enhancing the global visibility of Latin American cinema. Providing original views on major films and featuring mini-biographies of the central film directors, this is a clear and concise guide to the history of Latin American cinema.
Oxford History of the Twentieth Century Oxford University Press
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Victoria still ruled over the British Empire, the imperial Manchu dynasty over China, and the Romanov Tsars over Russia. The cinema was in its infancy, with radio and television still to be developed. The earliest cars were on the road, but air travel was yet to come. Before antibiotics and effective vaccines against many common diseases, death rates were high. Over the course of the twentieth century, the human population of the world has tripled, space travel has left the realms of science fiction and become reality, two cataclysmic world wars and a host of other conflicts have been fought, the internal combustion engine has replaced the horse as the basic means of transport, computer technology has revolutionized communications. In this ambitious book, some of the most distinguished historians in the world survey the momentous events and the significant themes of recent and contemporary times, with a look forward to what the future might bring. They trace the continuities which have persisted over a hundred years and analyse the changes which have marked the century's progress.Early chapters take a global overview of the century as a whole, from a variety of perspectives -- demographic, scientific, economic, and cultural. Further chapters chart the century's course continent by continent and region by region, all written by acknowledged experts. Beautifully illustrated with both colour and black and white plates, and with a detailed chronology, suggestions for further reading, and a full index, The Oxford History of the Twentieth Century is a valuable repository of information, offering unparalleled insights into the century we live in.
David Malin: Ancient Light: A Portrait of the Universe Wydawnictwo: Phaidon
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ISBN: 9780714849324 Autor: Malin David Rok wydania: 2009-04-01 Ilość stron: 128 Oprawa: twarda Format: 250 x 290 mm This book brings together the finest collection available of star clusters, galaxies, nebulae and other such spectacular phenomena caught on film. Each beautiful image, made from a series of delicate yet rich platinum prints, is accompanied by a clear and engaging caption. Malin's short texts (approximately 100 words) describe the depicted phenomena and some of the mythology surrounding them. The book is divided into nine sections, using the constellations as a framework to identify the positions of the images in the sky. Each section is introduced by a short text describing the featured constellations and a celestial map. In his introductory essay, Malin outlines the history and importance of photographing the night sky, describing how very long exposures taken with a telescope reveal stars and distant galaxies too faint to be seen by the eye. By studying galaxies, we learn about our origins and perhaps our destiny and, the origins of the ingredients of life and the destinies of stars like the Sun and the planets associated with them. Much of our current knowledge on these subjects was gleaned from black and white photographs like those in this book, which were originally taken for scientific purposes. Using the world's most sophisticated telescopes and his own revolutionary techniques, Malin brings us awe-inspiring images of distant worlds and amazing phenomena. He is a pioneer of space photography and has invented new ways of capturing the unseen universe on photographic plates, leading to the discovery of two new types of galaxies. His photographs capture light that has travelled immense distances, sometimes thousands of light years, to reach us.
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Flickering Shadows Ohio University Monographs in International...
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Every European power in Africa made motion pictures for its subjects, but no state invested as heavily in these films, and expected as much from them, as the British colony of Southern Rhodesia. This volume explores the little-known world of colonial cinema. J.M. Burns pieces together the history of the cinema in Rhodesia, examining film production, audience reception and state censorship, to reconstruct the story of how Africans in one nation became consumers of motion pictures. Movies were a valued "tool of empire" designed to assimilate Africans into a new colonial order. Inspired by an inflated confidence in the medium, Rhodesian government officials created an African film industry that was unprecedented in its size and scope. Transforming the lives of their subjects through cinema proved to be more complicated than white officials had anticipated. Although Africans embraced the medium with enthusiasm, they expressed critical opinions and demonstrated decided tastes that left colonial officials puzzled and alarmed. This work tells the story of how motion pictures were introduced and negotiated in a colonial setting. In doing so, it casts light on the history of the globalization of the cinema. It is based on interviews with white and black filmmakers and African audience members, extensive archival research in Africa and England, and viewings of scores of colonial films.
Nowa polska półka filmowa. 100 filmów, które każdy cudzoziemiec zobaczyć powinien Wyd. Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
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Książka autorstwa AGNIESZKI TAMBOR jest jednak nieco innego rodzaju przedsięwzięciem, prawdopodobnie pionierskim na polskim gruncie, mianowicie adresowanym do obcokrajowców zainteresowanych nauką języka polskiego i kultury polskiej przy wykorzystaniu, między innymi, polskiego filmu. Autorka książki zna dobrze specyfikę pracy z obcojęzycznymi studentami i potrafi spojrzeć na filmy nie tylko jako dzieła artystyczne, lecz także jako pożyteczną pomoc dydaktyczną. Jak każdy autorski wybór filmów, także i ten może wzbudzić czyjeś za strzeżenia ustalanie podobnych list nie jest sprawą łatwą. Ograniczona objętość książki powoduje konieczność selekcji twórców i dzieł, niesie ryzyko zbyt indywidualnego potraktowania materiału. Ponadto, nie wszystkie filmy, nawet te najbardziej cenione w kraju, są zrozumiałe poza granicami Polski i, w rezultacie, są trudne do wykorzystania w pracy dydaktycznej. Autorka, świadoma tych trudności, omawia zarówno dzieła należące do kanonu kina polskiego, jaki pozycje popularne, często pomijane w poważnych debatach filmoznawczych. l jedne, i drugie filmy, z wielu powodów, mogą być z powodzeniem wykorzystywane w pracy dydaktycznej.
Iranian films (Film Guide) Books LLC, Reference Series
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Source: Wikipedia. Commentary (films not included). Pages: 72. Chapters: Maryam, Unruled Paper, Nader and Simin, A Separation, Be Like Others, The Day I Became a Woman, Taste of Cherry, Khastegi, Santouri, Children of Heaven, Offside, Heaven's Taxi, Crimson Gold, About Elly, The Night Bus, Baran, Noora, Turtles Can Fly, Marmoulak, Two Women, Dame sobh, The Wind Will Carry Us, The Circle, No One Knows About Persian Cats, Ekhrajiha, Secret Ballot, Bab'Aziz, The White Balloon, The Color of Paradise, A Time for Drunken Horses, Kandahar, Life, and Nothing More..., Through the Olive Trees, Half Moon, Bashu, the Little Stranger, The Song of Sparrows, Please Do Not Disturb, A Moment of Innocence, Farewell Baghdad, Lor Girl, Blackboards, Duet, Hamoun, Saint Mary, Shirin, The Cow, The White Meadows, Iran Zendan, David & Layla, Marooned in Iraq, Ten, Tardid, At Five in the Afternoon, Daadshah, Fireworks Wednesday, Mehman-e Maman, Captain Khorshid, Baduk, Pedar, There Are Things You Don't Know, Colors of Memory, The World Intellectuals, Hokm, Leyli o Majnun, Letters in the Wind, Hello Cinema, American Fugitive: The Truth About Hassan, The Glass House, Abadan, The Mirror, Hajji Washington, In the Alleys of Love, Time of Love, Gabbeh, Bam 6.6, Dayere Zangi, Pari, The House Is Black, Qeysar, Football Under Cover, Where Is the Friend's Home?, Son of Maryam, Beyond Fitna, Strand, The Apple, The Hunter, A Man Called Brian, Once Upon a Time, Cinema, History of Cinema, One Night, Sara, Light & Quiet, Ganj-e Qarun, Smell of Camphor, Scent of Jasmine, Stray Dogs, Homeless, The Runner, Requiem of Snow, Tales of Kish, ABC Africa, Far from Home, Barefoot to Herat, Leila, The Bread and Alley, Close-Up, 10 on Ten, Duel, The Traveller, Ballad of Tara, The Willow Tree, Nations Cultures, Still Life, ...Va man dar khoshbakhti-e shirin be donya amadam!, The Bicyclist, Green Faces, Burnt Bodies, A Party in Hell, Snake Fang, 20 Fingers, Djomeh, Takam-Chi, Shangoul and Mangoul, Buddha Collapsed out of Shame, Men at Work, Nargess, To Stay Alive, The Invincible Six, Deep Breath, Two Solutions for One Problem, A Wedding Suit, Persepolis Men, Willow and Wind, The Rings, Breaktime, One Land, Five Nations, Café Transit, The Noon of the 10th Day, Boycott, The Report, Broken Spell, Actor, Playing with Death, Studying in the Modern World, The Experience, So Can I, First Case, Second Case, Religious Toolmaker, How to Make Use of Leisure Time: Painting, The Mandrake, A Few Days Later, Tehran: Another Side, A City Surrounded by Mountains, Tehran Has No More Pomegranates!, Culture and Scientific treasuries, Rang-ha, Tribute to the Teachers, The Textbooks, The Twelve Chairs, To Have or Not to Have, Tickets, Orderly or Disorderly, Homework, Mim Mesle Madar, Kamalolmolk, Fellow Citizen, Iron Island, Gavaznha, Dental Hygiene, Kelid, The Cycle, So Close, So Far, Journey to the Land of the Traveller, The Journey, First Graders, Toothache, Maxx, The Chorus, Marriage, Iranian Style, The Marriage of the Blessed, List of Iranian films, Sooteh-Delan, Hamoon Bazha, Tofighe Ejbari. Excerpt: Unruled Paper (Persian: - Kaghaz-e bi Khatt) is a 2002 Iranian film directed by Naser Taghva'i (his first after twelve years), based on an original script by Naser Taghva'i and Minoo Farsh'chi. The film was produced in 2001 by Yekta Film. The principal roles in the film are played by Khosrow Shakibai (Jahangir) and Hadyeh Tehrani (Roya). For his role, Khosrow Shakibai was nominated for the Cry...
Rock 'n' Film Oxford University Press Inc
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Rock 'N' Film presents a cultural history of films about US and British rock music during the period when biracial popular music was fundamental to progressive social movements on both sides of the Atlantic. Considering the music's capacity for utopian popular cultural empowerment and its usefulness for the capitalist media industries, Rock 'N' Film explores how its contradictory potentials were reproduced in various kinds of cinema, including major studio productions, minor studios' exploitation projects, independent documentaries, and avant-garde works. These include Rock Around the Clock (Fred F. Sears, 1956) and other 1950s jukebox musicals; Elvis's King Creole (Michael Curtiz, 1958) and other important films he made before being drafted as well as the formulaic musical comedies in which Hollywood abused his genius in the 1960s; early documentaries such as The T.A.M.I. Show (Steve Binder, 1964) that presented James Brown and the Rolling Stones as core of a black-white, US-UK cultural commonality; A Hard Day's Night (Richard Lester, 1964) that precipitated the British Invasion, Dont Look Back (1967), Monterey Pop (1968), and other Direct Cinema documentaries about the music of the counterculture by D. A. Pennebaker; Woodstock (1970); avant-garde documentaries about the Rolling Stones by Jean-Luc Godard, Kenneth Anger, Robert Frank, and others. After the turn of the decade, notably Gimme Shelter (1970) in which Charlotte Zwerin edited David and Albert Maysles's footage of the Altamont free concert so as to portray the Stone's complicity in the Hells Angels' murder of a young man, the 60s' utopian biracial music-and films about it-reverted to separate black and white traditions based respectively on soul and country. These produced Blaxploitation and Lady Sings the Blues (Sidney J. Furie, 1972) on the one hand, and bigoted representations of the Southern culture in Nashville (Robert Altman, 1975) on the other. Both these last two films ended with the deaths of their stars, and it seemed that rock 'n' roll had died or even, as David Bowie proclaimed, that it had committed suicide. But in another documentary about Bowie's concert, Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars (1973), D.A. Pennebaker triumphantly re-affirmed the community of musicians and fans in glam rock. In analyzing this history, David James adapts the methodology of histories of the classic musical to rock 'n' roll to show how the rock 'n' roll film both displaced and recreated the film musical.
Shadowboxing PALGRAVE MACMILLAN
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"Shadowboxing" presents an analysis of the history and practice of black feminisms, drawing upon political theory, history, and cultural studies in an inter-disciplinary work. Joy James synthesizes theories of social movements with cultural and identity politics. She brings into the spotlight images of black female agency and intellectualism in radical and anti-radical political contexts, challenging us to rethink our understanding of the changing African presence in American culture. From a comparative look at Ida B. Wells, Ella Baker, Angela Davis, and Assata Shakur to analyses of the black woman in white cinema and the black man in feminist coalitions, these essays focus attention on the invisible or the forgotten. James demonstrates how images of powerful women are either consigned to oblivion or transformed into icons robbed of intellectual power. "Shadowboxing" honors and analyzes the work of black activists and intellectuals and, along the way, redefines the sharp divide between intellectual work and political movements.
Accretion-powered Compact Binaries Cambridge Univeristy Press
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Accretion-powered Compact Binaries Autor: Edited by Christopher W. MaucheThis book is a comprehensive survey of the current research in the field of cataclysmic variables and low-mass X-ray binaries. These compact binaries contain a Roche-lobe filling low-mass star and an accreting white dwarf, neutron star, or black hole. In the turbulent process of accretion, a broad and highly variable spectrum of radiation is produced. The interpretation of the behaviour of these binaries is the present work of hundreds of astronomers, many of whom contributed to this volume. Among the topics covered here are observations and theories of low-mass neutron star and black hole binaries, magnetic and non-magnetic white dwarf binaries, transient X-ray sources, novae, and binary pulsars, as well as theories of the evolution of these binaries. The book is based on material presented at the 11th North American Workshop on Cataclysmic Variables and Low Mass X-ray Binaries held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in October 1989. Each contribution contains sufficient in-depth information to be of use to the specialist, while the breadth of subjects covered will ensure a wide audience among advanced undergraduates and graduate students. Spis treści: Preface The workshop logo A short history of the CV workshop F. A. CĂłrdova Part I. Observations: 1. Low mass x-ray binaries A. P. Cowley, P. C. Schmidtke, D. Crampton, J. B. Hutchings, C. A. Haswell, E. L. Robinson, K. D. Horne, H. M. Johnston, S. R. Kulkarni, S. Kitamoto, X. Han, R. M. Hjellming, R. M. Wagner, S. L. Morris, P. Hertz, A. N. Parmar, L. Stella, P. Giommi, P. J. Callanan, T. Naylor, P. A. Charles, C. D. Bailyn, J. N. Imamura, T. Steiman-Cameron, J. Kristian, J. Middleditch, L. Angelini and J. P. Noris 2. Nonmagnetic cataclysmic variables R. S. Polidan, C. W. Mauche, R. A. Wade, R. H. Kaitchuck, E. M. Schlegel, P. A. Hantzios, R. C. Smith, J. H. Wood, F. Hessman, A. Fiedler, D. H. P. Jones, J. Casares, P. A. Charles, J. van Paradijs, E. Harlaftis, T. Naylor, G. Sonneborn, B. J. M. Hassall, K. Horne, C. A. la Dous, A. W. Shafter, N. A. Hawkins, D. A. H. Buckley, D. J. Sullivan, F. V. Hessman, V. S. Dhillon, T. R. Marsh, J. Singh, S. Seetha, F. Giovannelli, A. Bianchini, E. M. Sion, D. J. Mullan, H. L. Shipman, G. Machin, P. J. Callanan, S. B. Howell, P. Szkody, E. M. Schlegel and R. F. Webbink 3. Magnetic cataclysmic variables C. Hellier, K. O. Mason, C. W. Mauche, G. S. Miller, J. C. Raymond, F. K. Lamb, J. Patterson, A. J. Norton, M. G. Watson, A. R. King, I. M. McHardy, H. Lehto, J. P. Osborne, E. L. Robinson, A. W. Shafter, S. Balachandran, S. R. Rosen, J. Krautter, W. Buchholz, D. A. H. Buckley, I. R. Tuoly, D. Crampton, B. Warner, R. M. Prestage, B. N. Ashoka, M. Mouchet, J. M. Bonnet-Bidaud, J. M. Hameury, P. Szkody, P. Garnavich, S. Howell, T. Kii, M. Cropper, K. Mason, J. Bailey, D. T. Wickramasinghe, L. Ferrario, K. Beuermann, A. D. Schwope, H.-C. Thomas, S. Jordan, J. Schachter, A. V. Filippenko, S. M. Kahn, F. B. S. Paerels, K. Mukai, M. L. Edgar, S. Larsson, R. F. Jameson, A. R. King, A. Silber, R. Remillard, H. Bradt, M. Ishida, T. Ohashi and G. D. Schmidt Part II. Accretion Theory: 4. Nonmagnetic W. Kley, F. Geyer, H. Herold, H. Ruder, R. Whitehurst, A. King, J. C. Wheeler, S. Mineshige, M. Huang, S. W. Kim, Y. Tuchman, T. R. Kallman and J. A. Woods 5. Magnetic M. T. Wolff, J. N. Imamura, K. S. Wood, J. H. Gardner, S. J. Litchfield, J. J. Brainerd, G. Chanmugan, K. Wu, J. Frank, T. Hanawa, K. Hirotani and N. Kawai Part III. Novae S. Starrfield, R. M. Hjellming, A. B. Tomaney, A. W. Shafter, A. Cassatella, P. L. Selvelli, R. Gilmozzi, A. Bianchini, M. Friedjung, H. Ritter, M. J. Politano, M. Livio, R. F. Webbink, K. Horne, W. F. Welsh, R. A. Wade, J. Krauttler, M. A. J. Snijders, N. Vogt, L. H. Barrera, H. Barwig, K.-H Mantel, R. Gilmozzi, A. Shankar, A. Burkert, J. W. Truran and J. Hayes: Part IV. Evolution I. Iben Jr, M. S. Hjellming, R. E. Taam, M. Politano, F. D'Antona, I. Mazzitelli, H. Ritter, J. M. Hameury, A. R. King, J. P. Lasota, R. Popham, R. Narayan, J. Isern, J. Laybay, R. Canal, D. GarcĂa, A. S. Fruchter, S. R. Kulkarni, R. W. Romani, A. Ray, W. Kluzniak, S. Miyaji and G. Chanmugam Subject index Star index.dla: academic researchers, graduate students, undergraduate students isbn9780521545754stron500Data publikacji04/12/2003Paperback247 x 174 mm
Mammals of Madagascar Books on Demand
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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 68. Chapters: Lemurs, Lemuridae, Indriidae, Aye-aye, Cheirogaleidae, List of lemur species, Ring-tailed lemur, Ruffed lemur, Taxonomy of lemurs, Evolutionary history of lemurs, Lemurs of Madagascar, Triaenops menamena, Monticolomys, Macrotarsomys petteri, Fork-marked lemur, Black-and-white ruffed lemur, Ring-tailed lemur vocalizations, Paratriaenops auritus, Voalavo antsahabensis, Red ruffed lemur, Brown-tailed Mongoose, Asian House Shrew, Greater bamboo lemur, Giant mouse lemur, Masoala fork-marked lemur, Madagascar Sucker-footed Bat, Coquerel's giant mouse lemur, Northern giant mouse lemur, Daniel's Tufted-Tailed Rat, Pariente's fork-marked lemur, Hairy-eared dwarf lemur, Greater Hedgehog Tenrec, Lesser Hedgehog Tenrec, Large-eared Tenrec, Amber Mountain fork-marked lemur, Four-toed Rice Tenrec, Mole-like Rice Tenrec, Pale fork-marked lemur, Major's Tufted-Tailed Rat, Betsileo Short-Tailed Rat, Gregarious Short-Tailed Rat, Short-tailed Shrew Tenrec, Naked-nosed Shrew Tenrec, Lesser Long-tailed Shrew Tenrec, Least Shrew Tenrec, Drouhard's Shrew Tenrec, Pale Shrew Tenrec, Voalavoanala, Pygmy Shrew Tenrec, Major's long-tailed tenrec, Greater Long-tailed Shrew Tenrec, Shrew-toothed Shrew Tenrec, Talazac's Shrew Tenrec, Cowan's Shrew Tenrec, Dobson's Shrew Tenrec, Webb's Tufted-Tailed Rat, Nasolo's Shrew Tenrec, Taiva Shrew Tenrec, Dryad Shrew Tenrec, Madagascan Rousette, Tanala Tufted-Tailed Rat, Dormouse Tufted-Tailed Rat, Northern shrew tenrec, Thomas's Shrew Tenrec, Lesser Tufted-Tailed Rat, Gracile Shrew Tenrec, Madagascan Flying Fox, Montane Shrew Tenrec, Jenkins' Shrew Tenrec, Madagascan Fruit Bat, White-tailed Antsangy, Grandidier's Free-tailed Bat, Peters's Sheath-Tailed Bat, Microgale grandidieri, Malagasy Mouse-eared Bat, Mops leucostigma. Excerpt: Lemurs (pronounced US dict: ) are a clade of strepsirrhine primates endemic to the island of Madagascar. They are named after the lemures (ghosts or spirits) of Roman mythology due to the ghostly vocalizations, reflective eyes, and the nocturnal habits of some species. Although lemurs often are confused with ancestral primates, the anthropoid primates (monkeys, apes, and humans) did not evolve from them; instead, lemurs merely share morphological and behavioral traits with basal primates. Lemurs arrived in Madagascar around 62 to 65 mya by rafting on mats of vegetation at a time when ocean currents favored oceanic dispersal to the island. Since that time, lemurs have evolved to cope with an extremely seasonal environment and their adaptations give them a level of diversity that rivals that of all other primate groups. Until shortly after humans arrived on the island around 2,000 years ago, there were lemurs as large as a male gorilla. Today, there are nearly 100 species of lemurs, and most of those species have been discovered or promoted to full species status since the 1990s; however, lemur taxonomic classification is controversial and depends on which species concept is used. Even the higher-level taxonomy is disputed, with some experts preferring to place most lemurs within the infraorder Lemuriformes, while others prefer Lemuriformes to contain all living strepsirrhines, placing all lemurs in superfamily Lemuroidea and all lorises and galagos in superfamily Lorisoidea. Ranging in size from 30 g (1.1 oz) to 9 kg (20 lb), lemurs share many common, basal primate traits, such as divergent digits on their hands and feet and nails instead of claws (in most spe...
Voice of Reason Tuttle Publishing
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The book that you are considering buying is nothing short of a VIP Pass to Enlightenment, written by the UFC's most infamous and feared destroyer of men--Chael P. Sonnen. Backwoodsmen and unlearned folk call him the Walking Thesaurus. His contemporaries have bestowed upon him the title Sir Sonnen. And those dwelling in the forgotten, forlorn jungles south of the equator reverently refer to him as "filho da puta, " a term Sonnen personally deciphered using his mastery of linguistics. It means, simply, "the Great and Humble Bearer of Knowledge." In the coming pages, Sonnen's commentary and tales of heroic adventure will initiate you into the world of superhuman greatness. Allow him to carry you like a frail damsel through the world of professional mixed martial arts as he cuts weight, deals with moronic cornermen, expresses his disdain for focus mitts and punching in general, gets his face rearranged, and finds support and encouragement from fans. Permit him to cleanse your mind's palate and teach you the truth about history, politics, endangered species, cinema, terrorists, music, particle accelerators, and his plans for creating a "Chaelocracy, " which translates as "a Better Earth." Shower him with praise as he takes you into his manly mitts like a lump of clay and reshapes you in his own likeness. Like all men of myth and legend, Sonnen strives for the betterment of the human race. Prometheus brought us fire; Dana White brought us the modern-day gladiator; and Chael P. Sonnen now brings us the step-by-step guide to being a great human being and patriot. Purchase this book; learn how the world really works from the perspective of a man who has been face-to-face with presidents, wardens, dignitaries, judges, kings and queens, and athletic commissions; and find out if you have what it takes to awaken from your progressive nightmare. There is no better day to stop being you and start trying to be Chael P. Sonnen. The time has come for "The Voice of Reason." Chael Sonnen is the best trash-talker in all of sports.--Jim RomeHost of The Jim Rome Show I've never seen anything like it. He's the best thing since Muhammad Ali--Dana WhiteUFC President
Münster, English edition Solibro Verlag
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The City Guide offers a possibility to get to know or maybe to rediscover Münster in a comprehensive yet entertaining way.On roughly 200 pages the City Guide takes the readers on various informative strolls through the city, points out the most interesting and most beautiful aspects of Münster and offers a lot of valuable background information about the Westphalian metropolis in the various chapters. The City Guide not only contains an abundance of illustrations (92 coloured and 51 black- and-white) but also a folded map of the town, a map of the Münsterland and even the latest map of bus routes.Following the introductory chapter about Münster today and the various walks to the sights, the reader can find out more about the varied history of Münster. The chapters on history are by no means dry and boring but make interesting reading describing, for example, the terror of the Anabaptists' reign. Next, there is a chapter about the divers aspects of contemporary culture, and the reader can also find quite a number of helpful tips, such as where to find the popular meeting places in Münster like "Pinkus Müller" or "Cavete" ...But, before ending the day in one of the local pubs or restaurants, the reader will certainly want to go and explore Münster and perhaps also the surrounding area. A few tips for an interesting day trip (maybe by bike) or the description of the many leisure-time activities might certainly prove helpful. Then, the reader will meet some of the illustrious sons and daughters of the town; legends of the Münsterland follow, and the reader will even be introduced to Westphalian cooking, which might entice him or her to try out the typical recipes at home.Finally, the chapter "Münster at a Glance" provides maps of the city and the surrounding area as ameans of instant orientation. Even those in a hurry will be satisfied with the informative lists and descriptions of the sights, museums, churches, moated castles, public and religious holidays and pieces of sculpture.But where can the reader get a ride in a hot-air balloon? Rent a bicycle? And where will he or she find a pub or restaurant that serves his or her favourite food? Well, the City Guide is nicely rounded off with a comprehensive and detailed section providing useful and up-to-date information not only for the tourist but also for the curious citizen of Münster, who is - for example - on the lookout for new gastronomic discoveries.In the section "Sought&Found: Münster from A - Z" visitors and people from Münster alike can find important information, no matter whether they are looking for public mothers' and babies' rooms, contacts for unusual leisure-time activities or home-pages on the Internet, where they can get further information about Münster.Whether the reader is looking for entertaining reading or a special piece of information, both can be found with the help of the index, which consists of more than 340 entries.A special feature of the English edition of the City Guide, which was translated by Rund um Buch&Skript (Everswinkel) is the General Tourist Information for Germany, which enables foreign tourists to inform themselves while still at home about Germany in general. Bits and pieces of information, such as air distances, customs and visa regulations, a short (tongue-in-cheek) characterization of the Germans and even conversion tables for sizes and measures, in addition to a small collection of useful phrases, help the reader to fam-iliarize himself (or herself) with some important aspects before arriving in Münster. (Thus, people travelling "only" to Münster no longer have to buy one of the general guide-books to Germany ...)Anyway, a recommendable book, which forms a pleasant contrast to other guide- books, not least because of the refreshing style in which it is presented.
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