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The Golden Compass

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 9780440238133

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 351

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Living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College, Lyra hears rumors of a magical dust that supposedly possesses powers that can unite whole universes, and begins a difficult and dangerous journey to find it.

Displacing the Anxieties of Our World

Spaces of the Imagination

Author: Ildikó Limpár

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443860875


Page: 228

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Monster studies, dystopian literature and film studies have become central to research on the now-proliferating works that give voice to culture-specific anxieties. This new development in scholarship reinforces the notion that the genres of fantasy and science fiction call for interpretations that see their spaces of imagination as reflections of reality, not as spaces invented merely to escape the real world. In this vein, Displacing the Anxieties of Our World discusses fictive spaces of literature, film, and video gaming. The eleven essays that follow the Introduction are grouped into four parts: I. “Imagined Journeys through History, Gaming and Travel”; II. “Political Anxieties and Fear of Dominance”; III. “The Space of Fantastic Science and Scholarship”; and IV. “Spaces Natural and Spaces Artificial”. The studies produce a dialogue among disciplinary fields that bridges the imagined space between sixteenth-century utopia and twenty-first century dystopia with analyses penetrating fictitious spaces beyond utopian and dystopian spheres. This volume argues, consequently, that the space of imagination that conjures up versions of the world's frustrations also offers a virtual battleground – and the possibility of triumph coming from a valuable gain of cognizance, once we perceive the correspondence between spaces of the fantastic and those of the mundane.

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 9780440238157

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 465

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Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel.

Beyond His Dark Materials

Innocence and Experience in the Fiction of Philip Pullman

Author: Susan Redington Bobby

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786465085

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

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Beyond the His Dark Materials series lies a vast fictional realm populated by the many diverse character creations of Philip Pullman. During a more than 30-year career, Pullman has created worlds filled with quests, trials, tragedies and triumphs, and this book explores those worlds. The picture books, novellas and novels written for children, adolescents and adults are analyzed through the themes of innocence and experience, and the journeys Pullman sets his characters on, journeys through which they learn that one must embrace change, loss and suffering to grow in wisdom and grace.

Read On-- Fantasy Fiction

Reading Lists for Every Taste

Author: Neil Hollands

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591583301

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

View: 2341

Hundreds of popular fantasy fiction titles are described and categorized according to their underlying features, including coming of age stories, Arthurian romances, breaking of curses, and barbarian warriors.

The Golden Compass

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 9780440238133

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 351

View: 7246

Living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College, Lyra hears rumors of a magical dust that supposedly possesses powers that can unite whole universes, and begins a difficult and dangerous journey to find it.

Learning to live

museums, young people and education

Author: Institute for Public Policy Research (London, England),National Museum Directors Conference

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781860303241

Category: Children's museums

Page: 127

View: 9755

Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy

A Hands-on Symposium, Proceedings of a Symposium and Related Workshops Held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 1-5 June 2008, in Conjunction with the 212th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society

Author: Michael G. Gibbs,Jonathan Barnes,James G. Manning,Bruce Partridge

Publisher: Astronomical Society of the pacific

ISBN: 9781583816721

Category: Science

Page: 575

View: 8796

"Endorsed by the United Nations, UNESCO, and the International Astronomical Union, 2009 is designated as the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) and provides a year to celebrate and reflect on 400 years of changing perspectives of the universe. In conjunction with the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) convened an IYA symposium and series of workshops at the AAS summer meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, from May 31 to June 4, 2008. During this conference, astronomy and space science professionals gathered to share ideas and plans, forge connections and collaborations, and organize their efforts to make 2009 a singular year for advancing astronomy awareness and education. This volume contains the content of the meeting, plus an additional resource section. It serves as a reference to aid those involved in the IYA as they make professional connections, access resources, and maximize their efforts to encourage the world's citizens to look up and discover anew the universe around us. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), founded in 1889, increases the understanding and appreciation of astronomy by engaging scientists, educators, enthusiasts and the public to advance science and science literacy. Visit for additional information regarding the ASP and how you can join the Society and support the cause of improving science literacy."--Publisher's website.

Eine Ecke vom Paradies

Author: David Almond

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783473522309


Page: 220

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Der Tiger im Brunnen


Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783407784858

Category: Jews

Page: 440

View: 2069

Das Banner des Roten Adlers

ein Sally-Lockhart-Krimi

Author: Philip Pullman,Reinhard Tiffert

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783551358042


Page: 364

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Der lange Weg zur Freiheit


Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

View: 9519

»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.

Wer zählt die Sterne

Author: Lois Lowry

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783551553430


Page: 156

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Graf Karlstein


Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783551552303


Page: 230

View: 6991

Der Fluss

Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646920165

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 5572

Vor zwei Jahren hat der 15-jährige Brian nach einem Flugzeugabsturz allein in der Wildnis überlebt. Kaum hat der Medienrummel um ihn nachgelassen, tritt die Regierung an ihn heran: Brian soll seine Robinsonade wiederholen, damit er seine Fähigkeiten weitergeben und für Überlebenstrainings nutzbar machen kann. Nach anfänglichem Zögern stimmt er zu, sich mit dem Psychologen Derek erneut in der Wildnis aussetzen zu lassen. Doch schon kurz nach ihrer Ankunft geraten sie in ein Unwetter, in dem ihr Funkgerät zerstört und Derek schwer verletzt wird. Wieder ist Brian ganz auf sich allein gestellt ...

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780613722582

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 465

View: 9814

For use in schools and libraries only. The final volume in the award-winning His Dark Materials fantasy series joins returning characters with new ones and reveals startling revelations while the battle for the Kingdom of Heaven rages on and ultimately unlocks the secret of Dust.

School Library Journal


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Children's libraries

Page: N.A

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The Lives of Ingolf Dahl

Author: Anthony Linick

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438914016

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 644

View: 3830

He was considered a musician's musician, the most gifted artist in that exciting Southern California world dominated by the great emigré composers, the film industry, the brilliant soloists and the avant-gardists who made Los Angeles a musical capital. Ingolf Dahl (1912-1970) was an accomplished composer, conductor, pianist and a mentor to eminent contemporary figures like Michael Tilson Thomas yet he never achieved the celebrity which others felt he deserved. He was not the man his public knew, a happily married gentile of Swedish extraction. His thirty-year marriage to Etta, one that seemed the epitome of mutual love and devotion, was beset by insoluble problems of identity for Dahl was a closeted homosexual. He was also a German whose father was a Jew, and his name was not even Ingolf Dahl. His decision to disguise all of these truths, even from members of his own family, lead to fatal distortions in his creative being and public persona. Although he numbered many famous figures among his friends, from Gracie Fields to Igor Stravinsky and Benny Goodman, Dahl always experienced life as an outsider. When he died he left behind an extensive body of correspondence and 42 years worth of intimate daily journals. Etta Dahl (1905-1970) left many written records as well. These sources, never made public before, and the recollections of many survivors, give us a portrait of an intriguingly complex character, noble and self-absorbed, creative and crankish, passionate and repressed. The Lives of Ingolf Dahl has one other unique source, the author himself. Anthony Linick was the child of this famous marriage, the son whose very existence contributed to the elaborate deformations of fact and persona that so disfi gured Dahl's life. With love and respect and the historian's devotion to the truth he can tell their whole story at last.


6. August 1945, 8 Uhr 15

Author: John Hersey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783434505969


Page: 187

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Reportage über Folgen und Ausmass des Atombombenbabwurfs in Hiroshima im August des Jahres 1945.

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