The Marvels

The Marvels Author Brian Selznick
ISBN-10 9780545922128
Year 2015-09-15
Pages 672
Language en
Publisher Scholastic Inc.
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From the Caldecott Medal-winning creator of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and Wonderstruck comes a breathtaking new voyage. In this magnificent reimagining of the form he originated, two stand-alone stories--the first in nearly 400 pages of continuous pictures, the second in prose--create a beguiling narrative puzzle. The journey begins at sea in 1766, with a boy named Billy Marvel. After surviving a shipwreck, he finds work in a London theatre. There, his family flourishes for generations as brilliant actors until 1900, when young Leontes Marvel is banished from the stage. Nearly a century later, runaway Joseph Jervis seeks refuge with an uncle in London. Albert Nightingale's strange, beautiful house, with its mysterious portraits and ghostly presences, captivates Joseph and leads him on a search for clues about the house, his family, and the past. A gripping adventure and an intriguing mystery The Marvels is a loving tribute to the power of story.

On Monsters and Marvels

On Monsters and Marvels Author Ambroise Pare
ISBN-10 0226645630
Year 1995-10-01
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher University of Chicago Press
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Ambroise Paré, born in France around 1510, was chief surgeon to both Charles IX and Henri III. In one of the first attempts to explain birth defects, Paré produced On Monsters and Marvels, an illustrated encyclopedia of curiosities, of monstrous human and animal births, bizarre beasts, and natural phenomena. Janice Pallister's acclaimed English translation offers a glimpse of the natural world as seen by an extraordinary Renaissance natural philosopher.

Wonders Marvels and Monsters in Early Modern Culture

Wonders  Marvels  and Monsters in Early Modern Culture Author Peter G. Platt
ISBN-10 0874136784
Year 1999-01
Pages 341
Language en
Publisher University of Delaware Press
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""The marvelous follows us always" - or so the Italian philosopher Francesco Patrizi asserted in 1587. The essays in this book collectively make the case that this assertion could be an epigraph for the Renaissance. For Wonder was a concept absolutely central to the early modern period. Encompassing both inquiry and astonishment, "wonder" indeed followed the Renaissance everywhere - into redefinitions of the mind, the body, art, literature, the known world. Often called the age of discovery, the Renaissance should also be seen as the age of the marvelous." "However, defining just what la maraviglia would have meant for Patrizi and his age is no small task." "This volume, then, seeks to explore early modern views of wonder and the marvelous by revealing the complexity of la maraviglia in the Renaissance."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Merchants and Marvels

Merchants and Marvels Author Pamela Smith
ISBN-10 9781135300357
Year 2013-10-18
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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The beginning of global commerce in the early modern period had an enormous impact on European culture, changing the very way people perceived the world around them. Merchants and Marvels assembles essays by leading scholars of cultural history, art history, and the history of science and technology to show how ideas about the representation of nature, in both art and science, underwent a profound transformation between the age of the Renaissance and the early 1700s.

Marvels

Marvels Author
ISBN-10 078511386X
Year 2011-01-05
Pages 160
Language en
Publisher Marvel
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The long-awaited sequel to the award-winning publishing sensation that made Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross into stars! News photographer Phil Sheldon's back, with the man-on-the-street's perspective on the big events of the Marvel Universe, from the Avengers, the all-new X-Men and the Secret Wars to Dracula and the Werewolf By Night. But this time, Phil's world is going to be rocked not just by superheroes and super-villains -- but by something far more personal, as well. Featuring the Marvel debut of artist Jay Anacleto, whose gorgeous, photorealistic pencil renderings give a new look at the Marvel Universe, and what it would be like to actually be there. COLLECTING: Marvels: Eye of the Camera #1-6

Marvels

Marvels Author Kurt Busiek
ISBN-10 9780785170761
Year 2010-01-06
Pages 248
Language en
Publisher Marvel Entertainment
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Welcome to New York. Here, burning figures roam the streets, men in brightly colored costumes scale the glass and concrete walls, and creatures from space threaten to devour our world. This is the Marvel Universe, where the ordinary and fantastic interact daily. This is the world of MARVELS. Collecting Marvels (1994) #0-4.

Marvels in the Muck

Marvels in the Muck Author Doug Wechsler
ISBN-10 1590785886
Year 2008
Pages 48
Language en
Publisher Boyds Mills Press
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Readers can get down and dirty in this guidebook that reveals the secret lives of salt marshes--homes to strange birds and unusual vegetation.

Marvels of Maiolica

Marvels of Maiolica Author Jacqueline Marie Musacchio
ISBN-10 1593730365
Year 2004
Pages 64
Language en
Publisher Bunker Hill Publishing, Inc.
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Explores the rich history and ornate styles of these beautiful wares as well as the key role they played in Renasisance society.

Original Skin

Original Skin Author Maryrose Cuskelly
ISBN-10 9781921753251
Year 2010-08-02
Pages 288
Language en
Publisher Scribe Publications
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Original Skin is the grand and sweeping story of our largest organ — the exquisitely sensitive, constantly reactive, and staunchly protective human skin. Our skin is where we end and the rest of the cosmos begins, and is our first port of call in understanding the way we each connect with the world. Reading Original Skin is like revisiting a hometown long taken for granted. Treading the echoing streets of history, the brisk boulevards of anatomical science, and the intimate alleyways of personal experience in the company of Cuskelly, the wonder of skin is revealed anew. It’s a captivating journey, complete with surprise discoveries, rewarding diversions, and memorable characters. From tickling to Botox to books bound in human skin, this is a complete exploration of our mysterious skin, and a must-read for anyone who wants to know more about the only thing that separates each of us from the rest of the universe.

Room of Marvels

Room of Marvels Author James Bryan Smith
ISBN-10 9780805427844
Year 2004-01-01
Pages 154
Language en
Publisher B&H Publishing Group
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The death of his best friend, Wayne, a famous Christian musician, plunges Tim into a crisis of faith that he confronts on a spiritual retreat wherein he is presented with images of the abundant rewards of his life. Original.

Church of Marvels

Church of Marvels Author Leslie Parry
ISBN-10 9781473605640
Year 2015-05-07
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Hachette UK
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'A SKILLFUL TRIUMPH' Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist - 'IRRESISTIBLE' Emma Donoghue, author of Room New York, 1895. It's late on a warm city night when Sylvan Threadgill, a young night soiler who cleans out the privies behind the tenement houses, pulls a terrible secret out from the filthy hollows: an abandoned newborn baby. An orphan himself, Sylvan was raised by a kindly Italian family and can't bring himself to leave the baby in the slop. He tucks her into his chest, resolving to find out where she belongs. Odile Church is the girl-on-the-wheel, a second-fiddle act in a show that has long since lost its magic. Odile and her sister Belle were raised in the curtained halls of their mother's spectacular Coney Island sideshow: The Church of Marvels. Belle was always the star-the sword swallower-light, nimble, a true human marvel. But now the sideshow has burnt to the ground, their mother dead in the ashes, and Belle has escaped to the city. Alphie wakes up groggy and confused in Blackwell's Lunatic Asylum. The last thing she remembers is a dark stain on the floor, her mother-in-law screaming. She had once walked the streets as an escort and a penny-Rembrandt, cleaning up men after their drunken brawls. Now she is married; a lady in a reputable home. She is sure that her imprisonment is a ruse by her husband's vile mother. But then a young woman is committed alongside her, and when she coughs up a pair of scissors from the depths of her agile throat, Alphie knows she harbors a dangerous secret that will alter the course of both of their lives... On a single night, these strangers' lives will become irrevocably entwined, as secrets come to light and outsiders struggle for acceptance. From the Coney Island seashore to the tenement-studded streets of the Lower East Side, a spectacular sideshow to a desolate asylum, Leslie Parry makes turn-of-the-century New York feel alive, vivid, and magical in this luminous debut. In prose as magnetic and lucid as it is detailed, she offers a richly atmospheric vision of the past marked by astonishing feats of narrative that will leave you breathless.

Dr Mutter s Marvels

Dr  Mutter s Marvels Author Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
ISBN-10 9780698162105
Year 2014-09-04
Pages 384
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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A mesmerizing biography of the brilliant and eccentric medical innovator who revolutionized American surgery and founded the country’s most famous museum of medical oddities Imagine undergoing an operation without anesthesia performed by a surgeon who refuses to sterilize his tools—or even wash his hands. This was the world of medicine when Thomas Dent Mütter began his trailblazing career as a plastic surgeon in Philadelphia during the middle of the nineteenth century. Although he died at just forty-eight, Mütter was an audacious medical innovator who pioneered the use of ether as anesthesia, the sterilization of surgical tools, and a compassion-based vision for helping the severely deformed, which clashed spectacularly with the sentiments of his time. Brilliant, outspoken, and brazenly handsome, Mütter was flamboyant in every aspect of his life. He wore pink silk suits to perform surgery, added an umlaut to his last name just because he could, and amassed an immense collection of medical oddities that would later form the basis of Philadelphia’s Mütter Museum. Award-winning writer Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz vividly chronicles how Mütter’s efforts helped establish Philadelphia as a global mecca for medical innovation—despite intense resistance from his numerous rivals. (Foremost among them: Charles D. Meigs, an influential obstetrician who loathed Mütter’s "overly" modern medical opinions.) In the narrative spirit of The Devil in the White City, Dr. Mütter’s Marvels interweaves an eye-opening portrait of nineteenth-century medicine with the riveting biography of a man once described as the "P. T. Barnum of the surgery room."

Marvels of Math

Marvels of Math Author Kendall F. Haven
ISBN-10 1563085852
Year 1998
Pages 172
Language en
Publisher Libraries Unlimited
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Sixteen stories introduce various mathematical concepts and historic advances made in the field of mathematics such as the first female professor of mathematics, and the story of al-Khwarizmi's invention of the number zero