Download E-books The Sphinx That Traveled to Philadelphia: The Story of the Colossal Sphinx in the Penn Museum PDF

Written to have fun the centennial of the Sphinx's arrival in Philadelphia, The Sphinx That Traveled to Philadelphia tells the interesting tale of the great sphinx that may be a spotlight of the Penn Museum's Egyptian galleries and an iconic item for the Museum as a complete. The narrative covers the unique excavations and archaeological heritage of the Sphinx, the way it got here to Philadelphia, and the unforeseen ways that the Sphinx's tale intersects with the background of Philadelphia, the college of Pennsylvania, and the Museum earlier than global conflict I.

The publication gains plentiful illustrations—photographs, letters, newspaper tales, postcards, maps, and drawings—drawn principally from the vast fabrics within the Museum data. pictures of similar artifacts within the Penn Museum's Egyptian assortment and different items from the Egyptian, close to East, and Mediterranean Sections (many no longer on view and a few by no means ahead of published), in addition to items in museums within the usa, Europe, and Egypt, position the tale of the Penn Museum Sphinx in a much wider context. The writing type is casual and textual content is woven round the photographs that shape the spine of the narrative. The ebook is designed to be of curiosity to a large viewers of grownup readers yet obtainable and interesting to more youthful readers as well.

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Download E-books After Alice: A Novel PDF

By Gregory Maguire

From the multi-million-copy bestselling writer of Wicked comes a paranormal new twist on Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, released to coincide with the a hundred and fiftieth anniversary of Lewis’s Carroll’s liked classic.

When Alice toppled down the rabbit-hole a hundred and fifty years in the past, she came upon a Wonderland as rife with inconsistent ideas and abrasive egos because the global she left at the back of. yet what of that international? How did 1860s Oxford react to Alice’s disappearance?

In this exceptional paintings of fiction, Gregory Maguire turns his remarkable mind's eye to the query of underworlds, undergrounds, underpinnings—and understandings outdated and new, delivering an artistic spin on Carroll’s enduring story. Ada, a pal of Alice’s pointed out in short in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, is off to go to her pal, yet arrives a second too late—and tumbles down the rabbit-hole herself.

Ada brings to Wonderland her personal imperfect apprehension of reason and influence as she embarks on an odyssey to discover Alice and spot her properly domestic from this surreal global lower than the realm. If Eurydice can ever be back to the palms of Orpheus, or Lazarus will be raised from the tomb, might be Alice may be back to existence. both manner, every little thing that occurs subsequent is “After Alice.”

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Download E-books The Hero and the Outlaw: Building Extraordinary Brands Through the Power of Archetypes PDF

By Margaret Mark, Carol Pearson

A brand’s meaning―how it resonates within the public middle and mind―is a company’s most useful aggressive virtue. but, few businesses relatively know the way model that means works, easy methods to deal with it, and the way to exploit model which means strategically. Written by means of best-selling writer Carol S. Pearson (The Hero inside) and branding guru Margaret Mark, this groundbreaking booklet offers the illusive and compelling solution. utilizing reviews drawn from the reports of Nike, Marlboro, Ivory and different powerhouse manufacturers, the authors convey that the main profitable manufacturers are those who such a lot successfully correspond to basic styles within the subconscious brain often called archetypes. The booklet offers instruments and techniques to:
• enforce a confirmed approach for deciding upon the main applicable and leverageable archetypes for any corporation and/or model
• Harness the ability of the archetype to align company technique to maintain aggressive virtue

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Download E-books The Moon Riders PDF

By Theresa Tomlinson

Myrina has ready for 13 years to affix the Moon Riders—learning the sacred dances, the artwork of utilizing a weapon, and hearing her mom and grandmother's stories in their time spent with the Moon-maidens. eventually, the day arrives whilst she is going to go away her family members and commit herself to the outdated lady, Atisha, and her tribe of fearless younger warriors.

No do Myrina and the Riders go away camp whilst a stowaway is stumbled on: Cassandra, the stricken younger princess of Troy. Myrina is skeptical of Cassandra's "visions" of dying and destruction in Troy; and but while her predictions start to come actual, she and the opposite Moon Riders haven't any selection yet to get entangled. The occasions that spread because the Trojan warfare wages on will have an effect on Myrina, Cassandra, and the Moon Riders in incredible, unforgettable ways.

Acclaimed British writer Theresa Tomlinson expertly brings to lifestyles the legend of the Amazons and units it opposed to a backdrop of 1 of the main mythic, imagination-inspiring battles in all of history.

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Download E-books L'Énéide PDF

By Virgile, Paul Veyne

« L’épopée virgilienne n’est jamais languissante, elle a de los angeles fluidité et du rythme ; avant même de saisir los angeles beauté d’ensemble de l’œuvre, nous percevons tout de suite, ligne à ligne, que l’écriture de l’Énéide est une des plus limpides et raffinées qui soit, semée de vers dont l. a. pureté, l’opalescence et l’émotion donnent le frisson ».

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Download E-books Beyond UFO Secrecy: The Story of "The Black Vault's" Pursuit of Profit PDF

By John Greenewald Jr.

For over 50 years, the fascination in the back of the flying saucers phenomenon has now not ceased from being probably the most popular executive conspiracies... of all time.

For years, delivers of flying saucers disclosure were given through many excessive score executive officers, but completely not anything has been performed approximately it.

Join 21 yr previous John Greenewald, Jr. as he recounts his path of study for the previous six years by utilizing the liberty of knowledge Act (FOIA).

Starting whilst he used to be fifteen, John has been getting to know the alien craft phenomenon and the secrecy concerned with regards to the U.S. Government.

Beyond unidentified flying object Secrecy is the results of that examine. From bankruptcy to bankruptcy, you may be surprised on the actual documentation that has pop out of the U.S. executive less than the FOIA.

John has introduced jointly years of study into one effortless to appreciate reference consultant. this isn't merely to work out the flying saucers documentation, not to in simple terms learn the facts, yet past alien ship Secrecy is an academic consultant to boot for studying the artwork of the FOIA.

This ebook contains a consultant to the FOIA, besides The Black Vault's personal FOIA touch checklist, with names, addresses and get in touch with numbers for almost each federal company that exists. Now you to boot might be in your approach to uncovering the subsequent conspiracy!

In a nutshell, this publication is not anything yet a paper weight. the writer is an amatuer, and it exhibits. enormous quantities of books like this are released each year, this is often no diversified from them, other than it was once written via a child, and you may inform, it's like studying a fifth grade publication record. Whoever signed this child to a ebook deal might be fired.

The tone within which the writer writes is stressful to boot, you could virtually feel how packed with himself he is.

Nope, I can't suggest this booklet at the moment.

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Download E-books A Tale of Four Dervishes (Penguin Classics) PDF

In melancholy at having no son to prevail him, the King of Turkey leaves his palace to stay in seclusion. quickly after, although, he encounters 4 wandering dervishes - 3 princes and a wealthy service provider from Persia, Yemen and China - who've been guided to Turkey by means of a supernatural strength that prophesied their assembly. The 5 males sit down jointly at midnight, each one in flip telling the story of misplaced love that led him to give up the area. As their tales inside of tales spread, a powerful international is printed of courtly intrigue and romance, fairies and djinn, oriental gardens and extravagant feasts, adventures and mishaps. A story of 4 Dervishes (1803) is a wonderful instance of Urdu fiction that gives a desirable glimpse into the customs, ideals and other people of the time.

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Download E-books Who's Who in Classical Mythology (Who's Who (Routledge)) PDF

Who's Who in Classical Mythology is the main whole and specified reference ebook of its sort. It deals scholarly, but available bills of these mythological stories surrounding such gods as Apollo, Zeus, Athena and Dionysus, and mortals akin to Achilles, Odysseus, Jason, Aeneas, Romulus and Remus and Tarquin.
It comprises over 1200 large entries, overlaying either Greek and Roman characters, delivering particular biographical info, including historic and geographical history. additionally there are accomplished genealogical bushes of vital mythological households and an in depth record of all Greek and Latin writers stated within the textual content.

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Download E-books From Ikaria to the Stars: Classical Mythification, Ancient and Modern PDF

By Peter Green

"I hadn't, until i actually begun digging, gauged the fierce depth of the necessity for fable within the human psyche, of any age, or sensed the range of explanations dictating that need," writes Peter eco-friendly within the advent to this wide-ranging number of essays on classical mythology and the mythic event. utilizing the necessity for fantasy because the start line for exploring a couple of themes in Greek mythology and heritage, eco-friendly advances new rules approximately why the human urge to make myths persists around the millennia and why the borderland among mythology and background can occasionally be demanding to map.

Green appears to be like at either particular difficulties in classical mythology and bigger theoretical matters. His explorations underscore how mythic expression opens a door into non-rational and quasi-rational modes of idea within which it turns into attainable to rewrite painful truths and unacceptable history—which is, eco-friendly argues, a perilous firm. His research of the intersections among classical mythology and Greek historical past eventually drives domestic a bigger aspect, "the measure of mythification and deception (of oneself at the very least of others) of which the human brain is capable."

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Download E-books Chinese Fables: The Dragon Slayer and Other Timeless Tales of Wisdom PDF

By Shiho S. Nunes

**Winner of the 2014 Aesop Prize for kid's and younger grownup Literature**

**Winner of the 2013 Gelett Burgess kid's publication Award for Fables, Folklore & Fairytales**

**2014 inventive baby journal publication of the 12 months Award Winner**

For millions of years, chinese language storytellers have overjoyed listeners with tales concerning the price of virtues like honesty, admire, braveness and self-reliance. Chinese Fables collects nineteen of those fabulous stories, a few of them relationship again to the 3rd century BCE, and retells them in modern English for a latest audience.

Each of those tales deals a nugget of historic folks knowledge and stocks features of chinese language tradition and lore. the entire stories show the foibles and knowledge of human event with nice humor and affection. And even though the teachings are common, the wit and style are uniquely Chinese.

Beautifully illustrated through a grasp chinese language artist utilizing a patchwork of historical tones and textures, with a deft contact of humor, this publication will provide nice pleasure to little ones and adults alike.

Chinese kid's tales include:

  • The functional Bride
  • Stealing the Bell
  • Kwan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy
  • Cooking the Duck
  • Scaring the Tigers
  • The Dragon Slayer

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