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What Strange Creatures

Autor: Emily Arsenault
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062283243
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Scandal, love, family, and murder combine in this gripping literary mystery by critically acclaimed author Emily Arsenault, in which a young academic’s life is turned upside down when her brother is arrested for murder and she must prove his innocence. The Battle siblings are used to disappointment. Seven years, one marriage and divorce, three cats, and a dog later, Theresa still hasn’t finished her dissertation. Instead of a degree, she’s got a houseful of adoring pets and a dead-end copywriting job for a local candle company. Jeff, her so-called genius older brother, doesn’t have it together, either. Creative, and loyal, he’s also aimless in work and love. But his new girlfriend, Kim, a pretty waitress in her twenties, appears smitten. When Theresa agrees to dog-sit Kim’s puggle for a weekend, she has no idea that it is the beginning of a terrifying nightmare that will shatter her quiet world. Soon, Kim’s body will be found in the woods, and Jeff will become the prime suspect. Though the evidence is overwhelming, Theresa knows that her brother is not a cold-blooded murderer. But to clear him she must find out more about Kim. Investigating the dead woman’s past, Theresa uncovers a treacherous secret involving politics, murder, and scandal—and becomes entangled in a potentially dangerous romance. But the deeper she falls into this troubling case, the more it becomes clear that, in trying to save her brother’s life, she may be sacrificing her own.

Wagner The Wehr Wolf Cryptofiction Classics Weird Tales Of Strange Creatures

Autor: George W. M. Reynolds
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 1473399580
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This early work by George W. M. Reynolds was originally published in 1848 and we are now republishing it as part of our Cryptofiction Classics series. 'Wagner the Wehr-Wolf' is a short story about a man who makes a deal to remain young but at the cost of becoming lycanthropic. The Cryptofiction Classics series contains a collection of wonderful stories from some of the greatest authors in the genre, including Ambrose Bierce, Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Jack London. From its roots in cryptozoology, this genre features bizarre, fantastical, and often terrifying tales of mythical and legendary creatures. Whether it be giant spiders, werewolves, lake monsters, or dinosaurs, the Cryptofiction Classics series offers a fantastic introduction to the world of weird creatures in fiction.

A Chinese Bestiary

Autor: Richard E. Strassberg
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520218444
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Richard Strassberg brings the Guideways to life for modern readers by weaving together translations from the work itself with information from other texts and recent archaeological finds to create a lavishly illustrated guide to the imaginative world of early China.".

Strange Creatures

Autor: Lita Judge
Publisher: Hyperion
ISBN: 9781423113898
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Walter Rothschild was born into a family of bankers and was nearly the richest boy in the world. He was also so shy he barely spoke. He had no friends, but he loved every creature that crawled, slithered or flew. At the age of seven, Walter saw his first circus parade. He excitedly declared to his parents: "I’m going to collect animals from all over the world and build a museum!" Soon Walter had his first exotic creatures: kangaroos, wallabies and kiwis. From there his collection grew until it threatened to take over the Rothschild estate. Lord Rothschild wanted his son to lead the family business eventually. But Walter wouldn’t give up his dream. Strange Creatures is the story of how a painfully shy boy followed his passion and became a brilliant scientist, forever changing our understanding of the world’s diversity of creatures.

The Complete Guide To Mysterious Beings

Autor: John A. Keel
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780765345868
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The author of The Mothman Prophecies presents a comprehensive encyclopedia of the unexplained, featuring eyewitness accounts of strange creatures and bizarre phenomena from around the world, ranging from the Loch Ness Monster and the Abominable Snowman to UFOs, vampires, werewolves, and more. Reprint.

Strange Creatures Seldom Seen

Autor: John Warms
ISBN: 9781616462888
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People see strange things up North, and John Warms has collected stories of some very strange creatures in his travels throughout Manitoba and beyond. From well-known mystery animals like Sasquatch and lake monsters to lesser-known cryptids like giant beavers, "beaver ducks," and "underwater moose," these tales add breadth and depth to Canadian zoological folklore with plenty of material for cryptozoology enthusiasts to investigate. Strange Creatures Seldom Seen includes eyewitness sketches as well as full color illustrations by artist Jarmo Sinisalo. Author John Warms lives in Manitoba's north interlake region, where he is collecting stories for his next book.

Fire In The Mind

Autor: George Johnson
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 030776544X
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Are there really laws governing the universe? Or is the order we see a mere artifact of the way evolution wired the brain? And is what we call science only a set of myths in which quarks, DNA, and information fill the role once occupied by gods? These questions lie at the heart of George Johnson's audacious exploration of the border between science and religion, cosmic accident and timeless law. Northern New Mexico is home both to the most provocative new enterprises in quantum physics, information science, and the evolution of complexity and to the cosmologies of the Tewa Indians and the Catholic Penitentes. As it draws the reader into this landscape, juxtaposing the systems of belief that have taken root there, Fire in the Mind into a gripping intellectual adventure story that compels us to ask where science ends and religion begins. "A must for all those seriously interested in the key ideas at the frontier of scientific discourse."--Paul Davies From the Trade Paperback edition.

Creature Features

Autor: Randy Martinez
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440317119
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Prepare to scare . . . Open this book, grab a pen, and give life to the monsters that lurk in your imagination. Creature Features shows you how to draw all things creepy, slimy and fantastical. More than 40 step-by-step demonstrations take you from start to finish as you master techniques for drawing the scariest beings on the planet and beyond, including dragons, zombies, vampires, aliens, demons, werewolves and many more. Author Randy Martinez takes a no-fear approach to drawing. As an officially licensed artist for Lucasfilm, Ltd., he's mastered the art of drawing full-color images of some of your most favorite creatures from popular comics and films. Taking it one step at a time, you'll be drawing like a pro right down to the last detail—from evil eyes and terrifying teeth to pointy nails and sharp scales. With Creature Features, being freaky has never been more fun. Get in touch with your dark side, and get drawing today!

Mysterious Madison

Autor: Noah Voss
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625841922
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The city of Madison is no stranger to odd goings-on and events that just don't add up. Plunge into murky waters in search of the Lake Mendota monster or briefly part the clouds of the Great Airship Mystery of 1897, which was witnessed by such credible sources as "Wisconsin judges, good church-going folk and those not predisposed to drink whiskey." Please don't stare for too long at Myrtle Downing's shoes, which were said to be made from human skin. Revisit some of the murders that earned the intersection of Murray Street and Desmond Court the epithet "Death's Corner." And that is just a portion of the unsolved crimes, strange creatures and bizarre happenstance that make up Mysterious Madison.

Humans And Other Strange Creatures

Autor: R. P. Jacobs
Publisher: Outskirts Press
ISBN: 9781478760511
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Settle in for a good time with this sharp, witty debut collection of short stories that run the gamut of theme and genre. In "That's the Breaks," a droid named WAX takes on eerily human qualities...and takes his orders a little too literally. "A Good Deed Remembered" brings us back to the 1930s, where a good deed leads to an unexpected reward. "Under the 4th Moon of Xeter #12" is a sci-fi love story, and "Dear God" is the poignant letter a boy writes to God. And these are just a few of the memorable offerings from a gifted new voice in storytelling.

Bizarre Dinosaurs

Autor: Christopher Sloan
Publisher: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 9781426303319
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Presents dinosaurs of various sizes and time periods who possessed unusual features, including such traits as spiked shoulders, long, clawed arms, a fringed back, bull horns, and a giant beak.

Farthest North

Autor: Fridtjof Nansen
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1602392374
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"If Outside magazine had been around during the first turn of the century, Fridtjof Nansen would have been its No. 1 cover boy."—The Chicago Sun-Times In September of 1893, Norwegian zoologist Fridtjof Nansen and crew manned the schooner Fram, intending to drift, frozen in the Arctic pack-ice, to the North Pole. When it became clear that they would miss the pole, Nansen and companion Hjalmar Johansen struck off by themselves. Racing the shrinking pack-ice, they attempted, by dog-sled, to go "farthest north." They survived a winter in a moss hut eating walruses and polar bears, and the public assumed they were dead. In the spring of 1896, after three years of trekking, and having made it to within four degrees of the pole, they returned to safety. Nansen's narrative stands with the best writing on polar exploration. 20 b/w photographs. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Weird And Wacky Creatures Endangered Animals

Autor: K. B. Carr
Publisher: DSG Kids
ISBN: 9780996837521
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A Dragon covered with fingernails, a Mermaid who vacuums the ocean floor every day, and a pocket Dracula no bigger than your thumb. Am I making them up? No! And you know I have the pictures to prove it. Add in fun activities and huge, scientific words you can roll out to impress your Teacher, and you¿ve got Weird & Wacky Creatures-Endangered Animals. Is truth stranger than fiction? Take a look for yourself...