The Crown of Thorns

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Publisher:Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN:1466822864

Total Pages:40

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Moon Bears, or Asiatic black bears, are so named because of the white moon-shaped blaze on their chests. The moon bears are seldom seen but their footprints, claw marks, hair, and bear nests high in the trees give us clues about how they live. Sadly, there are now more moon bears in captivity than in the wild, as these animals are being "farmed" for their commercially valuable bile. Brenda Guiberson's lyrical text and Ed Young's stunning illustrations combine in a winning tribute to this endagered species. Follow one moon bear in the wild as she eats, plays, hibernates, and wakes up again in the spring. Moon Bear is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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Jasper's Story

Author:Jill Robinson,Marc Bekoff

Publisher:Sleeping Bear Press

ISBN:1627530053

Total Pages:40

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For years Jasper, a moon bear, lived a miserable existence, held captive in a cage by bear farmers in rural China. The farmers extracted the bile from Jasper's body and sold it to be used in traditional medicines. It's a horrific practice and conducted on thousands of moon bears each year. But now Jasper has the chance to be free and live a life away from pain and torture. In 2000, Animals Asia, an animal welfare organization, rescued Jasper and other captive moon bears, taking them to its Moon Bear Rescue Centre. Here veterinarians attended to the bears' wounds, hoping to give them some chance of a peaceful existence in the animal sanctuary. But after so many years of abuse Jasper's wounds, both physical and mental, are extensive. Can Jasper mend his body and mind and finally enjoy the life he was meant to live?

Moon Bears

Author:Mark Newman

Publisher:Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN:1627799516

Total Pages:32

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Who can stand upright like a person? Who smells honey from miles away? Who builds a nest in the trees? The moon bear! With their big round ears, moon-shaped crescents, and irresistible personalities, there is plenty to love about moon bears. Full of fascinating facts, this book is brought to life with stunning photographs by renowned wildlife photographer Mark Newman.

Moon Bears

Author:Mark Newman

Publisher:Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN:1627799516

Total Pages:32

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Who can stand upright like a person? Who smells honey from miles away? Who builds a nest in the trees? The moon bear! With their big round ears, moon-shaped crescents, and irresistible personalities, there is plenty to love about moon bears. Full of fascinating facts, this book is brought to life with stunning photographs by renowned wildlife photographer Mark Newman.

Search for the Golden Moon Bear

Author:Sy Montgomery

Publisher:Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN:1603582436

Total Pages:336

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Sy Montgomery--acclaimed author of The Soul of an Octopus and bestselling memoir The Good Good Pig--has shared with readers her amazing encounters with intelligent octopi, great apes, man-eating tigers, and pink river dolphins, but here her muse is an animal whose name and appearance evoke another world altogether. Southeast Asia's golden moon bear, with its luminous coat, lionlike mane, and Mickey Mouse ears, was unknown to science--until Montgomery and her colleagues got on the trail at the dawn of the new millennium. Search for the Golden Moon Bear recounts Montgomery's quest--fraught with danger and mayhem--to reconstruct an evolutionary record and piece together a living portrait of her littleknown subject. This beautiful animal is not just a scientific eureka! It is also a powerful symbol of conservation. Search for the Golden Moon Bear is a field report from the frontiers of science and the ends of the earth, seamlessly weaving together folklore, natural history, and contemporary research into fantastic travelogue.

Moonbear

Author:Frank Asch

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1481480650

Total Pages:32

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The classic first Moonbear story by National Book Award–winning author-illustrator Frank Asch gets a loving refresh to bring the bear who loves the moon to a new generation of young readers! When Bear looks up and sees the moon for the very first time, it’s love at first sight. Night after night, Bear admires the moon, but soon realizes it’s growing smaller and smaller and smaller. Can Bear help stop the Moon from disappearing forever? Originally published in 1978, Moonbear’s spare, sweet story and distinctive and intricate pen and ink drawings are sure to enchant young readers fascinated by nature.

The Global Guide to Animal Protection

Author:Andrew Linzey

Publisher:University of Illinois Press

ISBN:0252094891

Total Pages:296

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Raising awareness of human indifference and cruelty toward animals, The Global Guide to Animal Protection includes more than 180 introductory articles that survey the extent of worldwide human exploitation of animals from a variety of perspectives. In addition to entries on often disturbing examples of human cruelty toward animals, the book provides inspiring accounts of attempts by courageous individuals--including Jane Goodall, Shirley McGreal, Birute Mary Galdikas, Richard D. Ryder, and Roger Fouts--to challenge and change exploitative practices. As concern for animals and their welfare grows, this volume will be an indispensable aid to general readers, activists, scholars, and students interested in developing a keener awareness of cruelty to animals and considering avenues for reform. Also included is a special foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu, urging readers to seek justice and protection for all creatures, humans and animals alike.

Goodnight Moon

Author:Margaret Wise Brown

Publisher:HarperCollins

ISBN:0062662899

Total Pages:32

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In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day. In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room—to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one—the little bunny says goodnight. One of the most beloved books of all time, Goodnight Moon is a must for every bookshelf and a time-honored gift for baby showers and other special events.

Encyclopedia of Animal Rights and Animal Welfare, 2nd Edition [2 volumes]

Author:Marc Bekoff

Publisher:ABC-CLIO

ISBN:0313352569

Total Pages:685

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A landmark publishing achievement on the subject, the new edition of this acclaimed encyclopedia is expanded to two volumes, covering the full range of issues related to animal protection. • Includes hundreds of alphabetically organized entries covering the full range of topics related to animal rights and welfare, including dog fighting, endangered species in zoos, animals as disease carriers, factory farming, veganism, and more • Encompasses the work of 150 contributors—experts from around the world that make up a virtual "who's who" in the broad areas of animal protection • Outlines a chronology of legislation and other important events that have had a significant impact on animal rights issues • Lists references for each entry, plus a comprehensive bibliography at the end of the encyclopedia

Llewellyn's Little Book of Moon Spells

Author:Melanie Marquis

Publisher:Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN:073876261X

Total Pages:264

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Discover more than sixty spells and an abundance of potions, powders, and lore from around the world. Llewellyn's Little Book of Moon Spells is a handy, on-the-go guide to everyday moon magick filled with spells and rituals for improving relationships, healing emotional wounds, removing obstacles, psychic protection, success, abundance, and much more. Whether you are a complete beginner or an experienced practitioner, the step-by-step instructions within these pages will help you attune to the tides of destiny and change troublesome situations into opportunities for positive transformation.

Thorgil Bloodaxe, Shadow of Death

Author:Ralph E. Laitres

Publisher:FriesenPress

ISBN:1460250001

Total Pages:296

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Thorgil Bloodaxe is an imposing red-haired, man-giant of a warrior who has lived in the shadow of death for more than half of his life. He has been an outlaw, a Jomsviking warrior, a Varangian in the service of the Byzantine Emperor, a reaver, a sell-sword, and now a mercenary leader. After defeating Hvit the White Queen and her mercenary army, Thorgil claimed her city fortress of Vehkajo as his own and allowed her defeated warriors to join his band, forming the Brotherhood of the Bloodaxe. However, when an attempt on his life is made at the behest of Vehkajo’s den masters, Thorgil realizes that not all in his Brotherhood are loyal to him. He finds that those in whom he can place his trust are limited to the Karhu commander Arto and the Gaelic warrior Radhulbh. His world is further turned upside down when his fortress is attacked by a Baobhan Sith, a blood demon named Derbriu, who had ties to the White Queen. She forces Thorgil to play her game, where he must place his life and the life of his warriors in danger to save the children of the western settlements and the people of Vehkajo. Now, along with his Brotherhood, Thorgil must face the dangers of the Western Mountains while attempting to maintain his leadership of the Brotherhood and defend his fortress from outside forces. Thorgil Bloodaxe: Shadow of Death is a riveting sword and sorcery adventure that picks up where Thorgil Bloodaxe: Enter the White Queen ended. With its fast-paced action, intriguing plot, and memorable characters, this story will capture the attention of readers old and young alike.

Shaping the Day

Author:Paul Glennie,Nigel Thrift

Publisher:OUP Oxford

ISBN:0191608521

Total Pages:480

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Timekeeping is an essential activity in the modern world, and we take it for granted that our lives are shaped by the hours of the day. Yet what seems so ordinary today is actually the extraordinary outcome of centuries of technical innovation and circulation of ideas about time. Shaping the Day is a pathbreaking study of the practice of timekeeping in England and Wales between 1300 and 1800. Drawing on many unique historical sources, ranging from personal diaries to housekeeping manuals, Paul Glennie and Nigel Thrift illustrate how a particular kind of common sense about time came into being, and how it developed during this period. Many remarkable figures make their appearance, ranging from the well-known, such as Edmund Halley, Samuel Pepys, and John Harrison, who solved the problem of longitude, to less familiar characters, including sailors, gamblers, and burglars. Overturning many common perceptions of the past-for example, that clock time and the industrial revolution were intimately related-this unique historical study will engage all readers interested in how 'telling the time' has come to dominate our way of life.

Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn

Author:Richard Ellis

Publisher:Island Press

ISBN:9781597269537

Total Pages:312

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In parts of Korea and China, moon bears, black but for the crescent-shaped patch of white on their chests, are captured in the wild and brought to "bear farms" where they are imprisoned in squeeze cages, and a steel catheter is inserted into their gall bladders. The dripping bile is collected as a cure for ailments ranging from an upset stomach to skin burns. The bear may live as long as fifteen years in this state. Rhinos are being illegally poached for their horns, as are tigers for their bones, thought to improve virility. Booming economies and growing wealth in parts of Asia are increasing demand for these precious medicinals. Already endangered species are being sacrificed for temporary treatments for nausea and erectile dysfunction. Richard Ellis, one of the world's foremost experts in wildlife extinction, brings his alarm to the pages of Tiger Bone & Rhino Horn, in the hope that through an exposure of this drug trade, something can be done to save the animals most direly threatened. Trade in animal parts for traditional Chinese medicine is a leading cause of species endangerment in Asia, and poaching is increasing at an alarming rate. Most of traditional Chinese medicine relies on herbs and other plants, and is not a cause for concern. Ellis illuminates those aspects of traditional medicine, but as wildlife habitats are shrinking for the hunted large species, the situation is becoming ever more critical. One hundred years ago, there were probably 100,000 tigers in India, South China, Sumatra, Bali, Java, and the Russian Far East. The South Chinese, Caspian, Balinese, and Javan species are extinct. There are now fewer than 5,000 tigers in all of India, and the numbers are dropping fast. There are five species of rhinoceros--three in Asia and two in Africa--and all have been hunted to near extinction so their horns can be ground into powder, not for aphrodisiacs, as commonly thought, but for ailments ranging from arthritis to depression. In 1930, there were 80,000 black rhinos in Africa. Now there are fewer than 2,500. Tigers, bears, and rhinos are not the only animals pursued for the sake of alleviating human ills--the list includes musk deer, sharks, saiga antelope, seahorses, porcupines, monkeys, beavers, and sea lions--but the dwindling numbers of those rare species call us to attention. Ellis tells us what has been done successfully, and contemplates what can and must be done to save these animals or, sadly, our children will witness the extinction of tigers, rhinos, and moon bears in their lifetime.

The Animal Code

Author:Danny Crossman

Publisher:DoctorZed Publishing

ISBN:1921875097

Total Pages:160

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Illustrates the myriad ways in which humans exploit animals, making a compelling case for people to recognise animals' needs and feelings. In a breakthrough concept, The Animal Code.sets out a clear guide for how each of us can treat animals with respect . and also help our environment.

Ecology and Chinese-Language Cinema

Author:Sheldon H. Lu,Haomin Gong

Publisher:Routledge

ISBN:1000697878

Total Pages:288

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This edited collection explores new developments in the burgeoning field of Chinese ecocinema, examining a variety of works from local productions to global market films, spanning the Maoist era to the present. The ten chapters examine films with ecological significance in mainland China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, including documentaries, feature films, blockbusters and independent productions. Covering not only well-known works, such as Under the Dome, Wolf Totem, Tie Xi Qu: West of the Tracts, and Mermaid, this book also provides analysis of less well-known but critically important works, such as Anchorage Prohibited, Luzon, and Three Flower/Tri-Color. The unique perspectives this book provides, along with the comprehensive engagement with existing Chinese and English scholarship, not only extend the scope of the growing field of ecocinematic studies, but also seeks to reform the means through which Chinese-language eco-films are understood in the years to come. Ecology and Chinese-Language Ecocinema will be of huge interest to students and scholars in the fields of Chinese cinema, environmental studies, media and communication studies.

Shadow of the Bear

Author:Brian Payton

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN:1596918756

Total Pages:320

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We've been meeting bears in the wilderness, and in our dreams, since the dawn of human history. Celebrated in art and myth since we began drawing on the walls of caves, they cast a long shadow over our collective subconscious. Wherever bears endure, they are an indicator of the health of their ecosystem. Their decline-some to the edge of extinction-foretells a bigger story: that of our planet's peril. In a series of remarkable journeys, Brian Payton travels the world in search of the eight remaining bear species. Along the way, he confronts poachers in the jungles of Cambodia, witnesses the cruelty of the bear bile trade in China, and delves into the politics of panda sex. From the reclusive spectacled bears of Peru to the man-eating sloth bears of India, Payton captures the power and beauty of these fascinating creatures while exploring their unique place within very different cultures. Vivid characters, exotic landscapes, and deft storytelling make for an unforgettable trek down the braided path of bear and human history.

Moonbear's Shadow

Author:Frank Asch

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:144249428X

Total Pages:32

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Moonbear tries to outwit his troublesome shadow in this charming reissue of a beloved classic by award-winning author and illustrator Frank Asch. One sunny day Bear decides to go fishing, but his shadow keeps scaring the fish away, time and time again. Bear tries everything he can think of to get rid of this pesky nuisance. And at last he succeeds—or so he thinks! This refreshed edition of a beloved classic features the original text and art with an updated cover.

Moonbear's Dream

Author:Frank Asch

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1442494344

Total Pages:32

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When best friends Bear and Little Bird spot a kangaroo bouncing across Bear's lawn, they can't believe their eyes. It must be a dream! Bear and Little Bird know that dreams are special places, so they decide to have some fun before they have to wake up.

A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear

Author:Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling

Publisher:PublicAffairs

ISBN:1541788486

Total Pages:288

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A tiny American town's plans for radical self-government overlooked one hairy detail: no one told the bears. Once upon a time, a group of libertarians got together and hatched the Free Town Project, a plan to take over an American town and completely eliminate its government. In 2004, they set their sights on Grafton, NH, a barely populated settlement with one paved road. When they descended on Grafton, public funding for pretty much everything shrank: the fire department, the library, the schoolhouse. State and federal laws became meek suggestions, scarcely heard in the town's thick wilderness. The anything-goes atmosphere soon caught the attention of Grafton's neighbors: the bears. Freedom-loving citizens ignored hunting laws and regulations on food disposal. They built a tent city in an effort to get off the grid. The bears smelled food and opportunity. A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear is the sometimes funny, sometimes terrifying tale of what happens when a government disappears into the woods. Complete with gunplay, adventure, and backstabbing politicians, this is the ultimate story of a quintessential American experiment -- to live free or die, perhaps from a bear.

Moonbear's Sunrise

Author:Frank Asch

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:1442466588

Total Pages:32

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Join Moonbear for his first sunrise in this all-new adventure from award-winning author and illustrator Frank Asch. Moonbear loves watching the moon rise, enjoying its beauty and wonder. But when Little Bird tells Moonbear that sunrise is just as beautiful as moonrise, Bear wants to see that, too! Can he find a way to enjoy his favorite nighttime activity (moongazing, of course) and still wake up early? This all-new Moonbear book brings a beloved character to life with a fresh adventure.

The Phantom

Author:Lee Falk

Publisher:

ISBN:

Total Pages:35

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A jungle giant hypnotize wild animals to do his fighting for him.

Know-It-Alls! Bears

Author:Christopher Nicholas

Publisher:Twin Sisters®

ISBN:1620020874

Total Pages:24

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As part of the unique, science Know-It-Alls! Series that features stunning covers and engaging text, this book puts the spotlight on Bears! Did you know the Sun Bear is the smallest of all the bears? Sun Bears are not much bigger than a dog! They have a yellowish-orange mark on their chest that looks a little like a sun rising. Sun Bears live in the forests of Asia. Learn about Brown Bears, Kodiaks, Black Bears, Polar Bears, Spectacled Bears, Sloth Bears, Giant Panda Bears and Sun Bears. Awesome life-like illustrations and informative stat boxes, filled with interesting facts, make this 24-page book fun and exciting for young science enthusiasts age 4 and up! Titles in the Know-It-Alls! Series include: Butterflies, Crocodiles, Dinosaurs, Farm Animals, Safari Babies, Snakes, Sharks, Spiders, Whales, Wolves, Puppies, Wild Cats, Bugs, Birds of Prey, Fish, Frogs, Apes, Seals, Bats, Bears, Predators, Mummies, Volcanoes, Lizards, Kittens and Horses.

The Amazing Crawfish Boat

Author:John Laudun

Publisher:Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN:149680421X

Total Pages:240

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In any given year, the Louisiana crawfish harvest tops 50,000 tons. The Amazing Crawfish Boat chronicles the development of an amphibious boat that transformed the Louisiana prairies into alternating fields of aquaculture and agriculture. In seeking to understand how such a machine came into being, John Laudun describes the ideas and traditions that have long been a part of the Louisiana landscape and how they converged at a particular moment in time to create a new economic opportunity for both the rice farmers who used them and the fabricators who made them. Walking fields with farmers and working in shops with fabricators, Laudun gives readers a rich portrait of the Louisiana prairies and the people who live and work on them. The Amazing Crawfish Boat seeks to unearth the complex mix of folk cultures that underlie a variety of traditions that are now seen as native to an area populated not just by Cajuns but also by Germans and other groups. Over the years, this diverse mix of cultures has produced an astonishing set of artifacts that demonstrate not only their ability to adapt, but their ability to innovate, and the crawfish boat is a great example of such creativity produced by individuals deeply embedded in their culture and place. While the lives of artists and scientists have been examined for what they tell us about innovation, The Amazing Crawfish Boat seeks to address creativity as part of a larger cultural complex of ideas and behaviors. To ascertain this inventiveness, Laudun examines the historical and cultural trends that led to this creation, drawing from archives, oral histories, and ethnographic accounts. He investigates the shops and sheds where farmers and fabricators work, revealing the immense imagination and intelligence that lie behind the bolts, welds, and hydraulic lines that hold the boats together and, in so doing, hold a way of life together.

Moon of the Crusted Snow

Author:Waubgeshig Rice

Publisher:ECW Press

ISBN:1773052446

Total Pages:224

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A daring post-apocalyptic novel from a powerful rising literary voice With winter looming, a small northern Anishinaabe community goes dark. Cut off, people become passive and confused. Panic builds as the food supply dwindles. While the band council and a pocket of community members struggle to maintain order, an unexpected visitor arrives, escaping the crumbling society to the south. Soon after, others follow. The community leadership loses its grip on power as the visitors manipulate the tired and hungry to take control of the reserve. Tensions rise and, as the months pass, so does the death toll due to sickness and despair. Frustrated by the building chaos, a group of young friends and their families turn to the land and Anishinaabe tradition in hopes of helping their community thrive again. Guided through the chaos by an unlikely leader named Evan Whitesky, they endeavor to restore order while grappling with a grave decision. Blending action and allegory, Moon of the Crusted Snow upends our expectations. Out of catastrophe comes resilience. And as one society collapses, another is reborn.

Wild About Bears

Author:Jeannie Brett

Publisher:Charlesbridge

ISBN:1607347385

Total Pages:32

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A comprehensive look at the world’s eight bear species. Discover shared traits and behaviors as well as unique characteristics of the polar bear, brown bear, North American black bear, spectacled bear, Asiatic black bear, sloth bear, sun bear, and giant panda. Readers will marvel at the adaptations each has developed to survive in a challenging world. Jeannie Brett’s stunning artwork, coupled with her thorough research, brings each bear and its habitat to life. Appended with a glossary and an illustrated world map that shows the location of bear habitats.

Why Dogs Hump and Bees Get Depressed

Author:Marc Bekoff

Publisher:New World Library

ISBN:160868220X

Total Pages:400

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In 2009, Marc Bekoff was asked to write on animal emotions for Psychology Today. Some 500 popular, jargon-free essays later, the field of anthrozoology — the study of human-animal relationships — has grown exponentially, as have scientific data showing how smart and emotional nonhuman animals are. Here Bekoff offers selected essays that showcase the fascinating cognitive abilities of other animals as well as their empathy, compassion, grief, humor, joy, and love. Humpback whales protect gray whales from orca attacks, combat dogs and other animals suffer from PTSD, and chickens, rats, and mice display empathy. This collection is both an updated sequel to Bekoff’s popular book The Emotional Lives of Animals and a call to begin the important work of “rewilding” ourselves and changing the way we treat other animals.

The Phantom 09 - 017 July 1966 Gold Key Comics

Author:Lee Falk

Publisher:Gold Key Comics

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Total Pages:311

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Probably the best known of all Phantom comics in the U.S.A., this series of 73 colour comics was published between Nov 1962 and Jan 1977, under three different publishers. The series began under the Gold Key label, published by K.K.Publications as a quarterly 12c comic. With issue #11 in 1965, the series changed to a bi-monthly. In 1966, the release schedule returned to a quarterly basis, and only lasted two more issues before the first change of publisher occurred. In total, there were 17 Phantom comics with the Gold Key label. All sported beautiful painted covers by George Wilson. Three of these covers are reported to have been painted by another unknown artist (#5, #12, #13). Most of the stories were adaptations of original Lee Falk newspaper strip stories, with new artwork by Bill Lignante. King Features Syndicate became the new publisher of The Phantom comics, releasing their first issue in September 1966 under the King Comics label. They continued the numbering sequence from the Gold Key series, labelling this issue #18. It was published as a 12c bi-monthly until issue #23 in mid-1967 when it changed to a monthly schedule. Issue #28 was the last to be published under the King Comics label (cover price 15c), only 6 issues into the monthly schedule. Of the 11 Phantom comics published by King, all but one of the stories were illustrated by Bill Lignante. The first two issues contained adaptations of older Lee Falk stories, and thereafter, the stories were original. Issue #25 contained a story entitled The Cold Fire Worshippers which was reprinted from the Italian comics series American Adventures published by Fratelli Spada, and drawn by Senio Pratesi. The cover artwork on the first three of these comics were by Bill Lignante, while all others appear to have been lifted directly from panels of Sy Barry's newspaper strips. The reigns of The Phantom comic were picked up again over a year later (February 1969), by Charlton Press using the Charlton Comics label. They continued with the same numbering sequence but skipped #29 and began with #30. This first issue featured uncredited artwork, but the covers and all but two of the stories in the next year of bi-monthly issues were by Jim Aparo. Issue #33 was the first to contain a story by Pat Boyette, and Bill Lignante was brought back to illustrate his last Phantom story which appeared in #35. From issue #39 onwards (August 1970), the cover and story artwork was exclusively by Pat Boyette. With only a handful of exceptions, each issue then contained three 7-page stories. The art and stories during this period can best be described as woeful. Despite a considerable volume of negative feedback from readers, Charlton persisted with Pat Boyette until #59 in December 1973. The declining sales must have struck a nerve with Charlton (who'd changed their name to Charlton Publications after #56), and the comic was revived six months later in #60 as The New Phantom. In their search for new artists and writers, Charlton first relied on stories from the Italian publisher Fratelli Spada, before introducing us to the work of Don Sherwood and ... more notably ... Don Newton. In total, Don Newton contributed six beautifully illustrated 22-page stories (#67, #68, #70, #71, #73, #74) complete with painted cover artwork, plus the cover for #69. Sales improved, but not enough to save the flagging title. The last issue of The Phantom comic was #74, in January 1977. A complete index of the individual stories in each issue of Charlton Comics is available HERE. An analysis of the circulation data and the cover price builds an interesting picture of how this series eventually failed. Cover price for the series commenced at 12c, and was raised to 15c from #34, 20c from #46, 25c from #60, and finally 30c from #70 -- this was common for all American comics at the time. At the same time, the number of comics being printed was gradually falling, but at a lesser rate than the number that were being sold. This graph shows what happened. By 1976, the paid circulation was less than 40%, compared with a peak of 65% in 1965. Not even the brilliant efforts of Don Newton were enough to save the title ... the damage had already been done. Simply put, the editors at Charlton were too slow to make the necessary corrections. The Phantom was subsequently absent from American newsstands, at least in comic book form, for the next 10 years. Issue Publisher Date #1 - #17 Gold Key Comics Nov 1962 - Jul 1966 #18 - #28 King Comics Sep 1966 - Dec 1967 #30 - #74 Charlton Comics Feb 1969 - Jan 1977

Polar Bears

Author:Mark Newman

Publisher:Henry Holt and Company (BYR)

ISBN:1250309263

Total Pages:32

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Whose fur isn't really white? Who usually gives birth to twins? Who's the biggest bear in the world? The Polar Bear! Full of fascinating information, this book explores the world of the polar bear on land and under water. Get ready to be wooed by adorable baby cubs and impressed by majestic adult bears captured in stunning photographs by renowned wildlife photographer Mark Newman.

What Lies Between Us

Author:Nayomi Munaweera

Publisher:St. Martin\'s Press

ISBN:1466842288

Total Pages:336

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In the idyllic hill country of Sri Lanka, a young girl grows up with her loving family; but even in the midst of this paradise, terror lurks in the shadows. When tragedy strikes, she and her mother must seek safety by immigrating to America. There the girl reinvents herself as an American teenager to survive, with the help of her cousin; but even as she assimilates and thrives, the secrets and scars of her past follow her into adulthood. In this new country of freedom, everything she has built begins to crumble around her, and her hold on reality becomes more and more tenuous. When the past and the present collide, she sees only one terrible choice. From Nayomi Munaweera, the award-winning author of Island of a Thousand Mirrors, comes the confession of a woman, driven by the demons of her past to commit a single and possibly unforgivable crime. Praise for Island of a Thousand Mirrors: "The paradisiacal landscapes of Sri Lanka are as astonishing as the barbarity of its revolution, and Munaweera evokes the power of both in a lyrical debut novel worthy of shelving alongside her countryman Michael Ondaatje or her fellow writer of the multigenerational immigrant experience Jhumpa Lahiri." - Publishers Weekly "The beating heart of Island of a Thousand Mirrors is not so much its human characters but Sri Lanka itself and the vivid, occasionally incandescent, language used to describe this teardrop in the Indian Ocean." - The New York Times Book Review

Bears! Bears! Bears!

Author:Bob Barner

Publisher:Chronicle Books

ISBN:1452104069

Total Pages:32

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Everyone's favorite bears (and some you may have never met before) fish, munch, dive, cuddle, and climb their way through this playful romp. The simple rhyming text is enhanced with fun facts about new cubs (pandas are born no bigger than a stick of butter!) and bears around the world (the spectacled bear is the only species native to South America), while Bob Barner's richly textured paper collage illustrations bring the bears of the world to life. Budding ursinologists will bearly be able to contain themselves—this book is sure to leave them roaring for more!

Moonbear's Pet

Author:Frank Asch

Publisher:Simon and Schuster

ISBN:144249431X

Total Pages:32

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A new pet causes a friendly disagreement for Moonbear and Little Bird in this charming reissue of a beloved classic by award-winning author and illustrator Frank Asch. Bear and his friend Little Bird have a brand-new pet! She’s a cute little fish, and they name her Splash. One day Splash starts growing wings—or are those paws? Little Bird is convinced Splash wants to be a bird, but Bear disagrees and insists she’s turning into a bear just like him. Can Bear and Little Bird have different ideas and still stay friends? And just what will Splash become? This refreshed edition of a beloved classic features the original text and art with an updated cover.

Off Track Planet's Travel Guide for the Young, Sexy, and Broke

Author:Editors of Off Track Planet

Publisher:Running Press

ISBN:0762449047

Total Pages:224

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This all-encompassing travel guide features approximately 100 exciting destinations like Buenos Aires, Brazil, Columbia, Greece, and Thailand, and everything college students, grads, and those in their twenties and thirties want to know about them, including: the cities with the craziest sex shops; the best places to get a tattoo; where to check out some amazing street art; why you should try fried bugs; the best clubs to party until dawn; and much more. Broken into three parts, the first section focuses on what to do and where: food, fashion, music, sports, sex and partying, and more. The second half of the book dives into practical tips and advice on budgeting, hostels, and transportation, and the third section offers great ideas about extending your stay. Entertaining and informative, this lively guide also includes fun charts and graphs and 100 to 150 full-color photos throughout.

Ask a Bear

Author:Ted Alvarez

Publisher:Backpacker Magazine

ISBN:

Total Pages:75

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You asked, and our bear expert answered! From bear diet to bear bags to bear attacks, our resident grizzly empties out his mailbag and addresses more than 50 topics with his characteristic wit and insight.

E. Hoffmann Price's Fables of Ismeddin MEGAPACK®

Author:E. Hoffmann Price

Publisher:Wildside Press LLC

ISBN:1479424595

Total Pages:152

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Edgar Hoffman Price (1898-1988) was a prolific pulp writer who got his start writing for Weird Tales and became a peripheral member of the Lovecraft Circle of weird fiction writers. This collection contains every story he published featuring a Kurdish holy man named Ismeddin. Price labels him as a "darvish," an alternate spelling of the Sufi Muslim "dervish," a man who chooses to become a beggar and an ascetic to become closer to God. The term "whirling dervish" comes from the spiraling dances the holy men use to place themselves in a trance state. Of course Price's darvish is half-crazed, a master swordsman, and particularly good at stirring up trouble. However, the stories he appears in are notable for their themes of religious truths, justice and wisdom, and explorations of the nature of reality. Included are INTRODUCTION, by Alexander Kreitner THE DREAMER OF ATLANAAT THE INFIDEL'S DAUGHTER THIRSTY BLADES THE SLAVE OF JUSTICE SHAYKH AHMAD AND THE PIOUS COMPANIONS ISMEDDIN AND THE HOLY CARPET THE FORGOTTEN OF ALLAH ONE ARABIAN NIGHT A JEST AND A VENGEANCE THE SULTAN'S JEST THE STRANGER FROM KURDISTAN APRICOTS FROM ISPAHAN THE HAND OF WRATH THE RAJAH'S GIFT SATAN'S DAUGHTER WELL OF THE ANGELS THE GIRL FROM SAMARCAND EVERY MAN A KING LADY OF THE MOONLIGHT If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction -- and much, much more!

Animals in China

Author:Deborah Cao

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:1137408022

Total Pages:216

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Just as China is called the world factory for manufactured goods, it is also a world factory for manufactured animal cruelty in a new phenomenon of globalized animal cruelty. Animals in China examines animal protection in China in its legal, social and cultural contexts.

Red Panda & Moon Bear

Author:Jarod Roselló

Publisher:Top Shelf Productions

ISBN:1684066867

Total Pages:N.A

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Red Panda and Moon Bear are the defenders of their community! Together, these brave siblings rescue lost cats, scold bullies, and solve mysteries, all before Mama and Papa get home. But lately... the mysteries have been extra mysterious. All of RP and MB's powers may not be enough to handle spooks, supervillains, alien invaders, and time warps! It'll take all their imagination--and some new friends--to uncover the secret cause behind all these events before the whole world goes crazy.

The Emotional Lives of Animals

Author:Marc Bekoff

Publisher:New World Library

ISBN:1577313488

Total Pages:240

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Based on award-winning scientist Marc Bekoff’s years studying social communication in a wide range of species, this important book shows that animals have rich emotional lives. Bekoff skillfully blends extraordinary stories of animal joy, empathy, grief, embarrassment, anger, and love with the latest scientific research confirming the existence of emotions that common sense and experience have long implied. Filled with Bekoff’s light humor and touching stories, The Emotional Lives of Animals is a clarion call for reassessing both how we view animals and how we treat them.

Mars via the Moon

Author:Erik Seedhouse

Publisher:Springer

ISBN:3319218883

Total Pages:170

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MOMENTUM IS BUILDING for a return to the Moon. NASA’s international partners on the International Space Station are in favor of returning to the lunar surface, as are India and China. The horizon goal may be Mars, but the political, funding and the technological and medical infeasibility of such an objective means the next logical step is a return to the Moon. While much has been learned about the Moon over the years, we don’t understand its resource wealth potential and the technologies to exploit those resources have yet to be developed, but there are a number of companies that are developing these capabilities. And, with the discovery of water in the lunar polar regions, plans are in the works to exploit these resources for fuel for transportation operations in cis-lunar space and in low Earth orbit (LEO). The time has come for commercial enterprise to lead the way back to the lunar surface. Embarking on such a venture requires little in the way of new technologies. We don’t need to develop super-fast propulsion systems like those required to get us to Mars safely, nor do we need hundreds of billions of dollars that the experts reckon it will cost to transport humans to the Red Planet. What we do need is a place to test the technologies and deep space experience that will enable us to build a pathway that will lead us to Mars. That place is the Moon and this book explains why.

A Nick Drake Companion

Author:Pete Paphides

Publisher:John Murray

ISBN:1473613191

Total Pages:96

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This short book, taken from Remembered For A While, tells the stories and circumstances that surround every known recording in Nick Drake's canon (as well as a few unrecorded songs). The result is like a detailed, extended series of liner notes, something to read while sitting in your favourite chair, in your favourite room, listening to the imperishably beautiful music they describe. A Nick Drake companion.