From the tiny blue-ringed to the Pacific giant, octopuses have captivated people for centuries. This book provides facts about these mysterious sea creatures.
It highlights: information on bodies and senses; how octopuses move through water; hunting and feeding behaviour; and more. It is intended for ages 7-14.
Irlantilainen Sheridan Le Fanu (1814–1873) on yksi merkittävimmistä viktoriaanisen ajan goottilaisten kauhu- ja mysteerikertomusten kirjoittajista. Hänen vaikutustaan voi verrata amerikkalaiseen aikalaiskirjailija Edgar Allan Poeen. Hän kirjoitti useita romaaneja ja pienoisromaaneja, mutta kenties parhaiten hänet tunnetaan novelleistaan. Le Fanun kertomusten teho ei perustu shokkiefekteille, vaan pikemminkin hienovaraiselle tunnelman ja jännitteen rakentamiselle. Hänellä on tapana jättää tarinan merkittäviä yksityiskohtia avoimeksi, selittämättä. Mysteeri rakentuu monitulkintaisuudelle: oudot tapahtumat saattavat olla yliluonnollisia, mutta myös luonnollinen selitys on mahdollinen. Timo Hännikäisen suomentama valikoima sisältää neljä Le Fanun pitkää novellia. Mukana on kirjailijan tunnetuin kertomus Carmilla, joka on vaikuttanut suuresti myöhempään vampyyrikirjallisuuteen, kuten Bram Stokerin Draculaan, ja se on myös filmattu useasti. Tarinan tunnetuin elokuvamukaelma on Carl Theodor Dreyerin klassinen Vampyr (1932). Sisällys: • Vihreää teetä (Green Tea, 1872) • Carmilla (Carmilla, 1872) • Selonteko oudoista häiriöistä Aungier Streetillä (An Account of Some Strange Disturbances in Aungier Street, 1851) • Lapsi joka lähti haltijatarten matkaan (The Child That Went with the Fairies, 1870)
This book takes you on a personal journey that helps you realize the incredible potential within you as the amazing woman you were created to be. It strives to help strengthen your faith, while building stronger friendships, as you discover your purpose in life. "The giG "is a great way to meet other remarkable women who are serious about making a difference in the lives of others.
Traces the life of the English naturalist from his early years through his expedition aboard the H.M.S. Beagle and the development of his theory of evolution by natural selection.
Make homemade Japanese paper and fold it into beautiful and decorative forms with this Japanese papercraft book. In Japanese Paper Crafting, world-renowned paper artist Michael G. LaFosse of the Origamido Studio teaches you all the essential techniques needed to make your own beautiful handmade washi paper at home. The book's clear and simple step-by-step instructions, diagrams and photographs show you not only how to create your own handmade paper using inexpensive and easy-to-find materials—but how to turn your handmade papers into exquisite paper craft objects. Readers will enjoy crafting 17 original LaFosse designs using their very own handmade washi papers! With Japanese Paper Crafting you can: Make your own traditional-style Japanese papers. Learn two traditional Japanese methods of papermaking, and try your hand at creating truly distinctive papers. Create 17 exquisite projects that feature your own handmade paper—or any other paper in your craft collection. This book is the perfect gift for anyone who loves scrapbooking, making handmade gift cards, origami and paper crafts in general. Making your own washi paper is the natural starting point for creating high-quality paper craft objects of any type. The fabulous projects in the book include: Notebooks Purses Wallets Gift Cards Desktop Accessories And many more…
A feature on Olympian and Las Vegas star McKenna Johnson could be one of the biggest stories of Jae Lovejoy’s career . . . but only if McKenna stays alive. McKenna Johnson is a fiercely private athlete. As a young gymnast, she was an Olympic gold medalist. But when she approached adulthood, a drug and alcohol problem destroyed her career. Now McKenna’s sober, and back in the spotlight, with a starring role in a water-themed acrobatics show on the Vegas Strip. She normally shuns any publicity, but Jae has managed to strike up a rapport with the athlete. Soon after Jae and photographer Colin Bloom arrive in Las Vegas, they realize something’s not right. A series of strange accidents and near-misses threatening McKenna’s life are pointing to foul play. And before long, Jae becomes a target too.
Can Jae and Colin save McKenna and finish this assignment? Read Assignment Vegas: The Case of the Athlete’s Assassin and find out today!
CONTENTS Novelettes "Weep for Day" by Indrapramit Das "Heaven's Touch" by Jason Sanford "Joining the High Flyers" by Ian Creasey "The Bernoulli War" by Gord Sellar Short Stories "Beautiful Boys" by Theodora Goss "View Through the Window" by Ted Reynolds "Starsong" by Aliette de Bodard "Stamps" by Bruce McAllister Poetry "My House of the Future" by G. O.
Clark "The Big Bang's Backstory" by Marion Boyer "Cassandra Moments from 'The Official Guide to Time Travel'" by Robert Frazier "The Music of a Dead World" by Bruce Boston Departments "Editorial: The 2012 Dell Magazines Award" by Sheila Williams "Reflections: Big-Endians/Little-Endians" by Robert Silverberg "On the Net: What is Reality?" by James Patrick Kelly "On Books" by Paul Di Filippo "SF Conventional Calendar" by Erwin S. Strauss Asimov's Science Fiction, August 2012, Vol. 36, No. 8 (Whole No. 439) Sheila Williams, editor Cover art by Cynthia Sheppard