• Author : Reassembling the Strange
  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release Date : 2018-10-15
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9781498576062
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This book examines how Western naturalists and missionaries understood the environment of Madagascar during the nineteenth century.


  • Author : Reassembling Truth
  • Publisher : Susquehanna University Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN : 1575910624
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Milton consistently reflected a concern for reassembling Truth in a wide-ranging body of works in different genres and on stunningly diverse topics. Similarly, the twelve contributors to this collection represent efforts to engage in the search for Truth in the works of Milton, to re-analyze, reinterpret, and recontextualize his literary, political, religious, and social views and values, and to reassess the influence of his writings.


  • Author : True Stories of Strange Events and Odd People
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2014-01-29
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN : 9781491720233
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Lawrence Bartell experienced many strange events over the course of his long life, at least partly because he deliberately strayed far from the beaten path in science. While it might not have been the most efficient way to gain a reputation in his field, it was more fun. In his memoir, he presents a collection of entertaining, sometimes bizarre stories collected over a lifetime. Bartell chronicles a wide variety of experiences, such as his predisposition to indulge in childhood pranks, his arrest as a possible Russian spy, his work on the Manhattan Project, his entry into the Guinness Book of Records, his stint in the US Navy during wartime, and his appointment as visiting professor in Moscow during the height of the Cold War. As he recalls the curious—and often bizarre—true stories he acquired over a lifetime, it soon becomes evident that scientists are just as human as anyone else and that beer really can play an important role in preparing one for a PhD thesis. True Stories of Strange Events and Odd People shares details from a scientist’s one-of-a-kind journey through life as he observes the world around him, tests his theories, and learns valuable life lessons.


  • Author : The Strange World of Man
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2006-09-05
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9781419647987
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The Strange World of Man is that rarest of things, a book that, more than entertain or even inform, challenges us to think about the world, examine our history and ourselves. Though first and foremost a spiritual guide, this is no New Age primer, no self-help guide in the conventional sense. Partly an analysis of belief systems, world events, religion and politics, part esoteric philosophy, it covers a lot of ground. Author Greg Stephen is an uncompromising writer with a very different take on the dominant experiences of 20th/21st century man. Peering beneath the veil of spin and subterfuge, bent on exploding myths at every turn, Stephen ultimately calls into question the very premises that underlie social order, our view of humanity and ultimately of life and death. A compelling, sometimes extraordinary read, engrossing and confounding in equal measure, ultimately disturbing in its implications, The Strange World of Man shows us to be a complacent lot. Highly recommended.


  • Author : Strange Tales of Rammsville
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-11-27
  • Pages : 183
  • ISBN : 9781493128648
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Book One Doctor Fronder and moss believed that they were on the verge of preventive mental diseases. Powerful forces blocked their success and cast Doctor Fronder into a strange world of voiceless. Book Two A beautiful young woman of questionable morals and a very wealth mother fight for the mothers son and then over business. The young one seems to win not the son, but the business. But does she? When the same plays out there are no winners. Book Three Those powerful forces have created a voiceless tribe. An evil attorney presents and works to free the voiceless tribe including its original member Dr. Fronder.


  • Author : Jefferson s Demons
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-05-11
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 143913815X
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

"I have often wondered for what good end the sensations of Grief could be intended." -- Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson suffered during his life from periodic bouts of dejection and despair, shadowed intervals during which he was full of "gloomy forebodings" about what lay ahead. Not long before he composed the Declaration of Independence, the young Jefferson lay for six weeks in idleness and ill health at Monticello, paralyzed by a mysterious "malady." Similar lapses were to recur during anxious periods in his life, often accompanied by violent headaches. In Jefferson's Demons, Michael Knox Beran illuminates an optimistic man's darker side -- Jefferson as we have rarely seen him before. The worst of these moments came after his wife died in 1782. But two years later, after being dispatched to Europe, Jefferson recovered nerve and spirit in the salons of Paris, where he fell in love with a beautiful young artist, Maria Cosway. When their affair ended, Jefferson's health again broke down. He set out for the palms and temples of southern Europe, and though he did not know where the therapeutic journey would take him or where it would end, his encounter with the old civilizations of the Mediterranean was transformative. The Greeks and Romans taught him that a man could make productive use of his demons. Jefferson's immersion in the mystic truths of the Old World gave him insights into mysteries of life and art that Enlightenment philosophy had failed to supply. Beran skillfully shows how Jefferson drew on the esoteric lore he encountered to transform anxiety into action. On his return to America, Jefferson entered the most productive period of his life: He created a new political party, was elected president, and doubled the size of the country. His private labors were no less momentous...among them, the artistry of Monticello and the University of Virginia. Jefferson's Demons is an elegantly composed account of the strangeness and originality of one Founder's genius. Michael Knox Beran uncovers the maps Jefferson used to find his way out of dejection and to forge a new democratic culture for America. Here is a Jefferson who, with all his failings, remains one of his country's greatest teachers and prophets.


  • Author : Strange Street
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1935
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN : UCAL:$B29613
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Lively autobiography of the Canadian piano salesman who became editor-in-chief of the London Daily Express.


  • Author : Strange Universe
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1975
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : IND:30000004158949
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : This is a Strange Country
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Pages : 438
  • ISBN : UOM:39015051116831
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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  • Author : The Truth about These Strange Times
  • Publisher : George Weidenfeld & Nicholson
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : STANFORD:36105124053351
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

A brilliant, touching and funny debut about an extraordinary friendship, a kidnapping, a memory championship and a Russian internet bride.