The Marvels

The Marvels Author Brian Selznick
ISBN-10 9781407166537
Year 2015-09-03
Pages 640
Language en
Publisher Scholastic
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In The Marvels, Selznick crafts another remarkable artistic and bookmaking achievement that weaves together two seemingly unrelated stories-one in words, the other in pictures-with spellbinding synergy. The illustrated story begins in 1766 with Billy Marvel, the lone survivor of a shipwreck, and charts the adventures of his family of actors over five generations. The prose story opens in 1990 and follows Joseph, who has run away from school to an estranged uncle's puzzling house in London, where he, along with the reader, must piece together many mysteries. Filled with mystery, vibrant characters, surprise twists, and heart-rending beauty, and featuring Selznick's most arresting art to date, The Marvels is a moving 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 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

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 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.

Mongrels Or Marvels

Mongrels Or Marvels Author Deborah A. Starr
ISBN-10 9780804769532
Year 2011-05-17
Pages 269
Language en
Publisher Stanford University Press
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This collection of essays and fiction offers critical insights into Egypt's cosmopolitan past, Jewish-Levantine identities, and the possibilities for cultural integration within Israel and beyond.

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.

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 Modern Science

Marvels of Modern Science Author Paul Severing
ISBN-10 9781421804798
Year 2005-03
Pages 180
Language en
Publisher 1st World Publishing
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Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - The purpose of this little book is to give a general idea of a few of the great achievements of our time. Within such a limited space it was impossible to even mention thousands more of the great inventions and triumphs which mark the rushing progress of the world in the present century; therefore, only those subjects have been treated which appeal with more than passing interest to all. For instance, the flying machine is engaging the attention of the old, the young and the middle-aged, and soon the whole world will be on the wing. Radium, "the revealer," is opening the door to possibilities almost beyond human conception. Wireless Telegraphy is crossing thousands of miles of space with invisible feet and making the nations of the earth as one. 'Tis the same with the other subjects, - one and all are of vital, human interest, and are extremely attractive on account of their importance in the civilization of today. Mighty, sublime, wonderful, as have been the achievements of past science, as yet we are but on the verge of the continents of discovery. Where is the wizard who can tell what lies in the womb of time? Just as our conceptions of many things have been revolutionized in the past, those which we hold to-day of the cosmic processes may have to be remodeled in the future.