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Fist of the Spider Woman: Tales of Fear and Queer Desire

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By Amber Dawn

Traditional horror has frequently portrayed woman characters in direct relation to their sexual position based on males, equivalent to the lascivious sufferer or blameless heroine; even vampy, strong girl villains, equivalent to the vintage noir “spider women,” use their sexual prowess to seduce and weigh down married males. Fist of the Spider Woman is a revelatory anthology of horror tales via queer and transgressive girls and others that disrupts truth as queer girls realize it, instilling either worry and arousal whereas turning conventional horror iconography on its head.

In this assortment, horror (including gothic, noir, and speculative writing) is outlined as that which either titillates and terrorizes, forcing readers to confront who they're. Kristya Dunnion's "Homeland" finds the horrors that lurk in your typical evening in a lesbian bar; Elizabeth Bachinsky’s “Postulation at the Violent Works of the Marquis de Sade” is a reaction to Sade from a feminist (yet kinky) viewpoint; and Amber Dawn’s “Here Lies the final Lesbian condo” is a magical fantasia approximately city gentrification, set in a home rented via lesbians at the eve that it truly is bought to new owners.

Subversive, witty, sexy—and scary—Fist of the Spider Woman poses questions: “What do queer girls worry the most?” and “What do queer ladies hope the most?”

Amber Dawn is a author, functionality artist, and radical sex/gender activist who co-edited With a coarse Tongue: Femmes Write Porn.

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The Time Travelers' Handbook: A Wild, Wacky, and Wooly Adventure Through History!

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Grab your transportable time laptop and trigger on a guided journey throughout the finest elements of old historical past. discover historic secrets and techniques: How are mummies made? the place does chinese language silk come from? study forgotten rituals: jump over a Minoan bull, vote in an historical Greek election, and turn into a jaguar warrior. and eventually, carry forgotten abilities to lifestyles: move notes on your personal type of Sumerian writing, dine on old Roman cuisine, and play Mayan soccer on your backyard.

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Diagram Geometry: Related to Classical Groups and Buildings (Ergebnisse der Mathematik und ihrer Grenzgebiete. 3. Folge / A Series of Modern Surveys in Mathematics)

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By Arjeh M. Cohen, Francis Buekenhout

This e-book presents a self-contained creation to diagram geometry.  Tight connections with team thought are proven. It treats skinny geometries (related to Coxeter teams) and thick structures from a diagrammatic point of view. Projective and affine geometry are major examples.  Polar geometry is inspired via polarities on diagram geometries and the whole class of these polar geometries whose projective planes are Desarguesian is given. It differs from Tits' entire therapy in that it makes use of Veldkamp's embeddings. The publication intends to be a simple reference in case you learn diagram geometry.  team theorists will locate examples of using diagram geometry.  mild on matroid thought is shed from the viewpoint of geometry with linear diagrams.  these attracted to Coxeter teams and people drawn to constructions will locate short yet self-contained introductions into those subject matters from the diagrammatic perspective.  Graph theorists will locate many hugely normal graphs. The textual content is written so graduate scholars may be capable of persist with the arguments while not having recourse to additional literature. a robust element of the publication is the density of examples.  

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Murasaki Shikibu: The Tale of Genji (Landmarks of World Literature (New))

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Murasaki Shikibu's the story of Genji, written in Japan within the early 11th century, is stated to be one in every of Japan's maximum literary achievements, and occasionally considered the world's first novel. This advent to the Genji sketches its cultural historical past, bargains particular research of the textual content, together with language and magnificence, and strains the heritage of its reception via 9 centuries of cultural switch. First version Hb (1988): 0-521-33349-0 First version Pb (1988): 0-521-33636-8

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Letters to a Young Contrarian (Art of Mentoring (Paperback))

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By Christopher Hitchens

In the booklet that he used to be born to put in writing, provocateur and best-selling writer Christopher Hitchens evokes destiny generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, offended younger (wo)men, and dissidents. Who larger to talk to that one that unearths him or herself in a contrarian place than Hitchens, who has made a occupation of disagreeing in profound and pleasing ways.This booklet explores the full variety of "contrary positions"-from noble dissident to gratuitous ache within the butt. In an age of overly well mannered debate bending over backward to arrive a contented consensus inside of an more and more centrist political discussion, Hitchens pointedly pitches himself by contrast. He bemoans the lack of the abilities of dialectical pondering obtrusive in modern society. He knows the significance of disagreement-to own integrity, to educated dialogue, to real progress-heck, to democracy itself. Epigrammatic, spunky, witty, on your face, undying and well timed, this ebook is every little thing you are going to count on from a mentoring contrarian.

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Music: A Very Short Introduction

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By Nicholas Cook

What's tune? How is it built? How is it fed on? Why do you take pleasure in it in any respect? In Music: a really brief performs Introduction, Nicholas cook dinner invitations us to truly take into consideration tune and the position it performs in our lives and our ears. Drawing on a couple of obtainable examples, the writer activates us to name on our personal musical reviews so one can imagine extra severely in regards to the roles of the performers and the listener, approximately tune as a commodity and an adventure, what it skill to appreciate song, and the values we ascribe to it.

This very brief creation, written with either humor and aptitude, starts with a sampling of track as human job after which is going directly to think about the slippery phenomenon of ways song has develop into an item of proposal. masking not just Western and classical track, prepare dinner touches on every kind from rock to Indonesian tune and past. Incorporating musical kinds from each continent, Music will make stress-free interpreting for newbie and professional alike.

About the sequence: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very brief Introductions offer an advent to a few of life's best subject matters. Written through specialists for the newcomer, they exhibit the best modern considering the vital difficulties and concerns in 1000s of key subject matters, from philosophy to Freud, quantum idea to Islam.

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Paleo Fitness: A Primal Training and Nutrition Program to Get Lean, Strong and Healthy

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By Darryl Edwards, Brett Stewart, Jason Warner

Winner of the Paleo f(x) Award: most sensible health publication classification 2015

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The top method to get a powerful, lean body is to devour and figure out the way in which nature meant. Paleo Fitness publications you thru the health and workout plan anthropological proof has confirmed to be the most productive, healthiest strategy to live--work out within the actual international, for the genuine international. A fit, athletic body is as effortless as tuning in to how your physique advanced. This ebook indicates the best way to figure out with sensible, playful, and primal events for:

* greater energy, velocity & stamina
* larger mobility & flexibility
* life-long health & strong health

Packed with step by step routines, a two-week meal plan and scrumptious, pleasurable, healthy
recipes, Paleo Fitness is helping you utilize the high-intensity equipment confirmed to extend health within the shortest attainable time.

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50 Hikes on Michigan & Wisconsin's North Country Trail (Explorer's 50 Hikes)

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By Thomas Funke

Challenging hikes to the precipices of dramatic cliffs, light walks to breathtaking waterfalls, and enjoyable rambles to geological formations that display thousands of years of ordinary history. within the related category because the Appalachian path, the North nation nationwide Scenic path is over two times so long as its older cousin.50 Hikes on Michigan & Wisconsin's North kingdom Trail is a guidebook for either the day hiker and the long-distance backpacker. With full-color maps and elevation profiles, it covers the qualified path at the floor in addition to parts but to be qualified in adjacent states. integrated are assets for long-distance backpackers to assist them attach path segments and locate neighborhood companies, in addition to mileage charts and different necessary info. approximately 1,000 miles of path and connecting routes are coated.

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The Job: True Tales from the Life of a New York City Cop

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By Steve Osborne

“A great quiet night.”

in the course of his 20 years at the strength, for those who requested NYPD officer Steve Osborne how issues have been going, that’s what he’d let you know. On a stakeout? great quiet evening. force by means of taking pictures? great quiet evening. Now, with The Job he’s able to speak, and does he have a few tales to tell.

so much civilians get their information regarding police paintings from tv indicates, that are natural fable. right here, Osborne takes us into his global, the gritty and never so glamorous lifetime of genuine road police officers. And alongside the way in which he reveals humor and soul looking out humanity within the very unlikely areas. For somebody attracted to understanding what a cop’s lifestyles is all approximately, this can be a needs to learn.

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Towards Practical Brain-Computer Interfaces: Bridging the Gap from Research to Real-World Applications (Biological and Medical Physics, Biomedical Engineering)

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Brain-computer interfaces (BCIs) are units that enable humans to communicate through concept on my own. mind signs could be at once translated into messages or instructions. until eventually lately, those units have been used essentially to assist those who couldn't movement. besides the fact that, BCIs are actually changing into functional instruments for a large choice of individuals, in lots of diversified events. what is going to BCIs sooner or later be like? Who will use them, and why?

This publication, written by means of some of the most sensible BCI researchers and builders, reports the most recent growth within the assorted parts of BCIs. Chapters additionally talk about sensible concerns in an rising BCI enabled group. The ebook is meant either for execs and for laypeople who're no longer specialists in BCI examine.

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