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The Beauty

Author: Aliya Whiteley

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1785655752

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Nominated for the Shirley Jackson and Saboteur awards, this game-changing story was chosen by Adam Nevill as one of his favourite horror short stories: “What a refreshing gust of tiny spores this novella explodes into, and I inhaled them all with glee”. Somewhere away from the cities and towns, in the Valley of the Rocks, a society of men and boys gather around the fire each night to listen to their history recounted by Nate, the storyteller. Requested most often by the group is the tale of the death of all women. They are the last generation. One evening, Nate brings back new secrets from the woods; peculiar mushrooms are growing from the ground where the women’s bodies lie buried. These are the first signs of a strange and insidious presence unlike anything ever known before… Discover the Beauty.

The Beauty Book

Author: Nancy N. Rue,Amy Parker

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 140031948X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

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Uses a question and answer format to explain to girls what puberty will be like and how they can use their faith in God to get through such a difficult time.

The Beauty Myth

How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women

Author: Naomi Wolf

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061969942

Category: Social Science

Page: 368

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The bestselling classic that redefined our view od the relationship between beauty and female identity. In today's world, women have more power, legal recognition, and professional success than ever before. Alongside the evident progress of the women's movement, however, writer and journalist Naomi Wolf is troubled by a different kind of social control, which, she argues, may prove just as restrictive as the traditional image of homemaker and wife. It's the beauty myth, an obsession with physical perfection that traps the modern woman in an endless spiral of hope, self-consciousness, and self-hatred as she tries to fulfill society's impossible definition of "the flawless beauty."

The Beauty Volume 3

Author: Jeremy Haun,Jason A. Hurley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781534302327

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 128

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Volume one: "Originally published in single magazine form as The beauty #1-6"--Title page verso.

The Beauty and the Sorrow

An Intimate History of the First World War

Author: Peter Englund

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307739287

Category: History

Page: 540

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A revelatory narrative history of World War I explores its impact on everyday men and women, drawing on diaries and letters by 20 individuals from various countries to present an international mosaic of less-represented perspectives.

The Beauty

Poems

Author: Jane Hirshfield

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0345806859

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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The Beauty, an incandescent new collection from one of American poetry's most distinctive and essential voices, opens with a series of dappled, ranging "My" poems—"My Skeleton," "My Corkboard," "My Species," "My Weather"—using materials sometimes familiar, sometimes unexpected, to explore the magnitude, singularity, and permeability of our shared existence. With a pen faithful to the actual yet dipped at times in the ink of the surreal, Hirshfield considers the inner and outer worlds we live in yet are not confined by; reflecting on advice given her long ago—to avoid the word "or"—she concludes, "Now I too am sixty. / There was no other life." Hirshfield's lines cut, as always, directly to the heart of human experience. Her robust affirmation of choice even amid inevitability, her tender consciousness of the unjudging beauty of what exists, her abiding contemplation of our moral, societal, and biological intertwinings, sustain poems that tune and retune the keys of a life. For this poet, "Zero Plus Anything Is a World." Hirshfield's riddling recipes for that world ("add salt to hunger"; "add time to trees") offer a profoundly altered understanding of our lives' losses and additions, and of the small and larger beauties we so often miss. -- Provided by publisher.

The Beauty Book for Brain Cancer

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984011513

Category:

Page: 280

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The Beauty Book for Brain Cancer Edition 2 is a collection of Celebrity portraits by well know photographer Darren Tieste

The Beauty of Dirty Skin

The Surprising Science of Looking and Feeling Radiant from the Inside Out

Author: Whitney Bowe

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316509817

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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Internationally renowned dermatologist and research scientist Dr. Whitney Bowe presents, for the first time, the connection between a healthy gut and radiant, clear skin, with a 21-day program to maximize skin health and beauty. Every year, nearly 80 million Americans will consult their doctors about their skin. In fact, skin disorders beat out anxiety, depression, back pain, and diabetes as the number one reason Americans see their doctors. Unfortunately, however, the vast majority will receive only a surface-level treatment, leaving the underlying conditions at the root of their skin issues unresolved. Skin doesn't lie; it reflects overall health in unimaginable ways. In The Beauty of Dirty Skin, internationally renowned dermatologist and scientist Dr. Whitney Bowe shows readers that skin health is much more than skin deep. As a pioneering researcher on the cutting edge of the gut-brain-skin axis, she explains how the spectrum of skin disorders -- from stubborn acne and rosacea to psoriasis, eczema, and premature wrinkling -- are manifestations of irregularities rooted in the gut. Lasers, scalpels, creams, and prescription pads alone will not guarantee the consistently healthy, glowing skin we all seek. Instead, Dr. Bowe focuses on the microbiome -- where trillions of microbes "speak" to your skin via the brain -- and highlights the connection between sleep, stress, diet, gastrointestinal health, and the health of your skin. With simple explanations of the science, do-it-yourself practical skincare strategies, and a life-changing 21-day program, The Beauty of Dirty Skin is your roadmap to great skin from the inside out and the outside in.

The Beauty Detox Solution

Eat Your Way to Radiant Skin, Renewed Energy and the Body You've Always Wanted

Author: Kimberly Snyder

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 9781426888946

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

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Celebrity nutritionist and beauty expert Kimberly Snyder helps dozens of Hollywood's A-list stars get red-carpet ready—and now you're getting the star treatment. Kim used to struggle with coarse hair, breakouts and stubborn belly fat, until she traveled the world, learning age-old beauty secrets. She discovered that what you eat is the ultimate beauty product, and she's developed a powerful program that rids the body of toxins so you can look and feel your very best. With just a few simple diet changes, you will:

The Beauty and the Book

Women and Fiction in Nineteenth-century China

Author: Ellen Widmer

Publisher: Harvard Univ Council on East Asian

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 407

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This study of Chinese women in the book trade begins with three case studies, each of which probes one facet of the relationship between women and fiction in the early nineteenth century. Building on these case studies, the second half of the book focuses on the many sequels to the "Dream of the Red Chamber" and the significance of this novel for women. As Ellen Widmer shows, by the end of the century, women became increasingly involved in the novel as critical readers, writers, and editors.

A Taste for the Beautiful

The Evolution of Attraction

Author: Michael J. Ryan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400889154

Category: Science

Page: 208

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From one of the world's leading authorities on animal behavior, the astonishing story of how the female brain drives the evolution of beauty in animals and humans Darwin developed the theory of sexual selection to explain why the animal world abounds in stunning beauty, from the brilliant colors of butterflies and fishes to the songs of birds and frogs. He argued that animals have “a taste for the beautiful” that drives their potential mates to evolve features that make them more sexually attractive and reproductively successful. But if Darwin explained why sexual beauty evolved in animals, he struggled to understand how. In A Taste for the Beautiful, Michael Ryan, one of the world’s leading authorities on animal behavior, tells the remarkable story of how he and other scientists have taken up where Darwin left off and transformed our understanding of sexual selection, shedding new light on human behavior in the process. Drawing on cutting-edge work in neuroscience and evolutionary biology, as well as his own important studies of the tiny Túngara frog deep in the jungles of Panama, Ryan explores the key questions: Why do animals perceive certain traits as beautiful and others not? Do animals have an inherent sexual aesthetic and, if so, where is it rooted? Ryan argues that the answers to these questions lie in the brain—particularly of females, who act as biological puppeteers, spurring the development of beautiful traits in males. This theory of how sexual beauty evolves explains its astonishing diversity and provides new insights about the degree to which our own perception of beauty resembles that of other animals. Vividly written and filled with fascinating stories, A Taste for the Beautiful will change how you think about beauty and attraction.

The Beauty Diet

Unlock the Five Secrets of Ageless Beauty from the Inside Out

Author: David Wolfe

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006230982X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

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The beauty bible for a new generation: in this invaluable natural guide, illustrated with black-and-white drawings and thirty-two pages of color photos, internationally acclaimed nutrition and natural beauty expert David Wolfe offers proven strategies designed to improve appearance, vitality, and health from the inside out. Each year, women absorb five pounds of toxins using common beauty products. Wolfe, one of America’s foremost nutrition experts, argues that you shouldn’t have to trade good health for exceptional beauty. There are safe, effective, and most importantly, natural ways to enjoy glowing skin and gorgeous hair. In The Beauty Diet, he offers these solutions for cleansing and nourishing the body, slowing the aging process, and transforming your health from the inside out so that your beauty radiates like never before. Grounded in science and based on a foundation of rejuvenation and the enjoyment of life, The Beauty Diet is a guide to unleashing the potential for beauty within you. Wolfe explains how the human body chemically reacts to various elements of nutrition, physical activity, and sleep—information you can use to look and feel better instantly. Natural, toxin-free beauty is not only the best way to achieve lasting beauty, it is the only way. Under Wolfe’s guidance, learn the simple dietary and lifestyle changes like implementing organic superfoods and detoxifying through proper mineralization—balancing your acid and alkaline levels that have lasting results. Featuring simple, clean recipes for delicious meals and smart tips for using natural resources such as cryotherapy, activated charcoal, probiotics, and more, The Beauty Diet is the ultimate resource for the healthiest route to radiant beauty.

The Beauty of the Infinite

The Aesthetics of Christian Truth

Author: David Bentley Hart

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802829214

Category: Philosophy

Page: 462

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The Beauty of the Infinite is a splendid extended essay in "theological aesthetics." David Bentley Hart here meditates on the power of a Christian understanding of beauty and sublimity to rise above the violence -- both philosophical and literal -- characteristic of the postmodern world. The book begins by tracing the shifting use and nature of metaphysics in the thought of Kant, Hegel, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Lyotard, Derrida, Deleuze, Nancy, Levinas, and others. Hart pays special attention to Nietzsche's famous narrative of the "will to power" -- a narrative largely adopted by the world today -- and he offers an engaging revision (though not rejection) of the genealogy of nihilism, thereby highlighting the significant "interruption" that Christian thought introduced into the history of metaphysics. This discussion sets the stage for a retrieval of the classic Christian account of beauty and sublimity, and of the relation of both to the question of being. Written in the form of a dogmatica minora, this main section of the book offers a pointed reading of the Christian story in four moments, or parts: Trinity, creation, salvation, and eschaton. Through a combination of narrative and argument throughout, Hart ends up demonstrating the power of Christian metaphysics not only to withstand the critiques of modern and postmodern thought but also to move well beyond them. Strikingly original and deeply rewarding, The Beauty of the Infinite is both a constructively critical account of the history of metaphysics and a compelling contribution to it.

Pretty Sick

The Beauty Guide for Women with Cancer

Author: Caitlin M. Kiernan

Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

ISBN: 1455540889

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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The ultimate resource to looking your best during and after cancer treatment from a veteran beauty industry insider When beauty editor Caitlin Kiernan received the shattering diagnosis of cancer, she was obviously concerned about her health. But as a working professional, she knew she had to learn, quickly, how to look her best while feeling her worst. Caitlin called on her list of extensive contacts--from top medical doctors to hair stylists, makeup artists, and style mavens--to gather the best and most useful tips to offset the unpleasant effects of treatment. The result is this comprehensive beauty guide for women with cancer, covering every cosmetic issue, from skin care, to hair care, wig shopping, nail maintenance, makeup tricks, and much, much more. Illustrated with charming drawings by Jamie Lee Reardin and peppered with advice from celebrities and cancer survivors, PRETTY SICK will be a welcome and trusted resource, helping women look and feel their best.

The Beauty Chef

Delicious Food for Radiant Skin, Gut Health and Wellbeing

Author: Carla Oates

Publisher: Hardie Grant

ISBN: 9781743793046

Category: Cooking

Page: 344

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Beauty is more than skin-deep, it comes from within – from the gut, to be precise. Glamorous it may not be, but a well-balanced gut bacteria can be the answer to glowing health and beauty. In The Beauty Chef Carla Oates, founder of the natural beauty company of the same name, combines the joy of cooking with the science of nutrition, offering you glowing skin and optimum gut health. Find more than 150 delicious and nutritious recipes that are gluten-free and mostly dairy-free to feed both your skin and your gut, alongside practical words of wisdom from the wellbeing authority, who has been researching, writing and teaching on organic beauty for the past 15 years. With The Beauty Chef, every meal you eat, be it breakfast, dinner or a tempting dessert, will leave you feeling and looking better inside and out.

Geek Sublime

The Beauty of Code, the Code of Beauty

Author: Vikram Chandra

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 1555973264

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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The nonfiction debut from the author of the international bestseller Sacred Games about the surprising overlap between writing and computer coding Vikram Chandra has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a novelist. In this extraordinary new book, his first work of nonfiction, he searches for the connections between the worlds of art and technology. Coders are obsessed with elegance and style, just as writers are, but do the words mean the same thing to both? Can we ascribe beauty to the craft of writing code? Exploring such varied topics as logic gates and literary modernism, the machismo of tech geeks, the omnipresence of an "Indian Mafia" in Silicon Valley, and the writings of the eleventh-century Kashmiri thinker Abhinavagupta, Geek Sublime is both an idiosyncratic history of coding and a fascinating meditation on the writer's art. Part literary essay, part technology story, and part memoir, it is an engrossing, original, and heady book of sweeping ideas.

Confessions of a Born-Again Pagan

Author: Anthony T. Kronman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300224915

Category: Religion

Page: 1176

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In this passionate and searching book, Anthony Kronman offers a third way—beyond atheism and religion—to the God of the modern world We live in an age of disenchantment. The number of self-professed “atheists” continues to grow. Yet many still feel an intense spiritual longing for a connection to what Aristotle called the “eternal and divine.” For those who do, but demand a God that is compatible with their modern ideals, a new theology is required. This is what Anthony Kronman offers here, in a book that leads its readers away from the inscrutable Creator of the Abrahamic religions toward a God whose inexhaustible and everlasting presence is that of the world itself. Kronman defends an ancient conception of God, deepened and transformed by Christian belief—the born-again paganism on which modern science, art, and politics all vitally depend. Brilliantly surveying centuries of Western thought—from Plato to Augustine, Aquinas, and Kant, from Spinoza to Nietzsche, Darwin, and Freud—Kronman recovers and reclaims the God we need today.

The Beauty That Remains

Author: Ashley Woodfolk

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 1524715883

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 336

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Told from three diverse points of view, this story of life and love after loss is one Angie Thomas, author of The Hate U Give, calls a "stunning, heart-wrenching look at grief that will stay with you long after you put it down." We've lost everything...and found ourselves. Music brought Autumn, Shay, and Logan together. Death might pull them apart. Autumn always knew exactly who she was: a talented artist and a loyal friend. Shay was defined by two things: her bond with her twin sister, Sasha, and her love of music. And Logan has always turned to writing love songs when his real love life was a little less than perfect. But when tragedy strikes each of them, somehow music is no longer enough. Now Logan is a guy who can't stop watching vlogs of his dead ex-boyfriend. Shay is a music blogger who's struggling to keep it together. And Autumn sends messages that she knows can never be answered. Despite the odds, one band's music will reunite them and prove that after grief, beauty thrives in the people left behind. Praise for The Beauty That Remains: A Junior Library Guild Selection "The self- and life-defining nature of grief and loss captured so well by authors such as John Green is explored here with humor, intelligence, and grace." --SLJ, starred review "An ambitious debut from a writer to watch."--Kirkus "[The] protagonists are fully realized, empathetic individuals...and the resolutions of their emotional crises are lucid and deeply satisfying, as, ultimately, is this fine first novel."--Booklist "This books hurts so good. With three distinct narrators and lyrical prose, Ashley Woodfolk stakes her claim as a fresh new voice to follow in the world of young adult literature."--Julie Murphy, author of Ramona Blue and Dumplin' "Woodfolk's debut cuts deeply and then wipes your tears away. Wrenching, heartfelt, and vividly human."--Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda "Haunting, heart-wrenching, and powerful...a tearjerker must-read for teens!"--Dhonielle Clayton, author of the Belles series and coauthor of the Tiny Pretty Things series "Burns warm and bright with the fires of loss, love, and longing and hums with poetry and song. This is the sort of book that pieces a broken heart back together, stronger than before."--Jeff Zentner, author of The Serpent King

The Fight for Beauty

Our Path to a Better Future

Author: Fiona Reynolds

Publisher: Oneworld Publications

ISBN: 1780748760

Category: Nature

Page: 320

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We are using the resources of this planet as if we had three to depend on, not one. The threat of climate change looms large, yet our vision for the future remains based on materialism rather than values. While our politicians compete for economic credibility, there is no one with any power or influence who is showing us a different path. Conservationist and campaigner Dame Fiona Reynolds makes the case for the power of beauty and how it can lead us towards solutions to present crises. She demonstrates the irresistible way in which it forces its way into our decisions and debates. A stirring polemic, The Fight for Beauty warns of the dark future ahead but also demonstrates that this isn’t inevitable – an alternative future is within our reach, if there is a will and a want to work hard enough to achieve it.

Of the Beauty of Women

Dialogue

Author: Agnolo Firenzuola

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Beauty, Personal

Page: 178

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