Strange Case Of The Mad Professor

Author: Peter Kobel
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 076279657X
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Strange Case Of The Mad Professor from the Author: Peter Kobel. It was one of the biggest scandals in New York University history. Professor John Buettner-Janusch, chair of the Anthropology Department, was convicted of manufacturing LSD and Quaaludes in his campus laboratory. He claimed the drugs were for an animal behavior experiment, but the jury found otherwise. B-J, as he was known, served two years in prison before being paroled, emerging to find his life and career in shambles. Four years later, he sought revenge by trying to kill the sentencing judge and others with poisoned Valentine’s Day chocolates. After pleading guilty to attempted murder, he was sentenced to twenty years in prison, where he died in mysterious circumstances. But before he was infamous at NYU, B-J, a scientific luminary, had also taught at Yale and Duke. One of the world’s foremost authorities on lemurs, our distant primate relatives on the remote island of Madagascar, he brought international attention to these endearing and endangered creatures. He cofounded the Duke Lemur Center in North Carolina and inspired a whole generation of scientists to study them and conservationists to save them and their habitat. His trials captured national headlines, but the mad scientist’s full story has never been told—until now.

The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde

Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN: 889258927X
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The Strange Case Of Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde from the Author: Robert Louis Stevenson. Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, or simply Jekyll & Hyde. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr. Henry Jekyll, and the evil Edward Hyde. The work is commonly associated with the rare mental condition often called "split personality", referred to in psychiatry as dissociative identity disorder, where within the same body there exists more than one distinct personality.In this case, there are two personalities within Dr. Jekyll, one apparently good and the other evil. The novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the very phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next.

Mad Professor

Author: Mark Frauenfelder
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452126534
Size: 71.20 MB
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Mad Professor from the Author: Mark Frauenfelder. Within these tantalizing pages lie the keys to the mysteries of science. For here, in strange and delectable detail, are dozens of hitherto secret experiments for concocting slimes and putties, inventing miniature robots and transport devices, growing crystal gardens, and many other useful creations-all crafted from widely available household products. Where did these wondrous projects originate? Apparently in a shadowy toy research laboratory that once operated out of a tiny island in the South Pacific. The Zoober Laboratory has since vanished, but we recovered its crown jewel-a secret notebook: a source of astounding information, fabulously illustrated. Lets just be thankful the pages are wipe-clean.

The Strange Case Of Jaklyn Hyde

Author: Bob Leaver
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483436853
Size: 51.80 MB
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The Strange Case Of Jaklyn Hyde from the Author: Bob Leaver. “Wanda had often told anyone within earshot that she intended to die young and leave a beautiful corpse. In the event, she had done neither. She was forty-odd if she was a day. And her remains were hardly in pristine condition if Detective Sergeant Tickleman’s vivid description was anything to go by...” A shocking turn of events cast a long shadow over a second division Drama College, a faculty of eccentrics, their equally unconventional student body and one determined, amateur sleuth – the eponymous Jaklyn Hyde.

The Invention Of Hugo Cabret

Author: Brian Selznick
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545921945
Size: 17.63 MB
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The Invention Of Hugo Cabret from the Author: Brian Selznick. Selznick's Caldecott Medal winner and #1 NY Times bestseller is now available in ebook form! Exquisitely produced, it offers a reading experience so unique, you'll want both the print and ebook editions! Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks -- like the gears of the clock he keeps -- with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life and his most precious secret are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery. With 284 pages of original drawings, and combining elements of picture book, graphic novel, and film, Brian Selznick breaks open the novel form to create an entirely new reading experience. Here is a stunning, cinematic tour de force from a boldly innovative storyteller, artist, and bookmaker.

The Rabbit Report

Author: David Figg
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1481783947
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The Rabbit Report from the Author: David Figg. Once upon a time, a young grey Rabbit explored a forgotten WW2 chemical dump. Being young and foolish he drank some sweet tasting liquid. Very soon he was experiencing growing pains and, by the age of one, was five feet eight inches high and talking English with a South London accent. He called himself, rather un-originally, Bunny Warren and become a bit of a Dick; a sleazy, alcoholic, wise cracking, Private Eye. This is a report of one of the investigations of Bunny Warren, the Strange Case of the Missing Ginger. When a lady goes missing from a premier rate call line, Bunny and his beautiful assistant Jane, go in search of her. Along the way, they get drawn into a web of bad guys, fiesty females and a very odd mad scientist.

Jonathan Strange Mr Norrell

Author: Susanna Clarke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA
ISBN: 9781596910539
Size: 47.25 MB
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Jonathan Strange Mr Norrell from the Author: Susanna Clarke. The international bestseller, finally in paperback! Time magazine’s #1 book of the year • 11 weeks and counting on the New York Times bestseller list • Shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award • Longlisted for the Booker prize • A Book Sense pick • People Top Ten Books of the year • Salon.com Top Ten of 2004 • New York Times Notable Books of the Year • Christian Science Monitor Best Fiction 2004 • Nancy Pearl’s Top 12 Books of 2004 • Washington Post Book World Best of 2004 • San Francisco Chronicle Best Books of 2004 • Chicago Tribune Best of 2004 • Seattle Times 25 Best Books of 2004 • Atlanta Journal-Constitution Top 12 Books of 2004 • Village Voice “Top Shelf” • Raleigh News & Observer Best of 2004 • Rocky Mountain News critics’ favorites of 2004 • Kansas City Star 100 Noteworthy Books of 2004 • Fort Worth Star-Telegram 10 Best Books of 2004 • Hartford Courant Best Books of 2004 Susanna Clarke’s brilliant first novel is an utterly compelling epic tale of nineteenth-century England and the two very different magicians who, as teacher and pupil and then as rivals, emerge to change its history. Sold in 21 languages, with a major motion picture from New Line on the way, Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell is a tour de force that has captured the imagination of readers worldwide.

The Holocaust

Author: Linda S Katz
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317948726
Size: 62.25 MB
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The Holocaust from the Author: Linda S Katz. Comprised of a wide breadth of scholarly materials and diverse articulations, The Holocaust: Memories, Research, Reference will help you guide others in Holocaust research and show you how you can avoid contributing to the popularization and trivialization of the Holocaust. You’ll find in it poems by the prolific American poet, Lyn Lifshin; an essay by Arnost Lustig; work by Roselle Chartock; commentary by Howard Israel on the controversial Pernkopf Atlas; writing on the historian’s role by Michael Marrus, a top Holocaust scholar; and views on linguistic distortions by Sanford Berman, the well-known cataloger. In addition, you’ll read about: the U.S. Memorial Holocaust Museum preparing a Holocaust unit for high school students incorporating contemporary Holocaust articles into Holocaust study Holocaust “webliographies” comparative genocide studies and the future of Holocaust research Holocaust denial literature Holocaust reference work in its preferred form doesn’t substitute method, empiricism, and quantification for substance, emotion, and qualitative discussion. This form is captured and preserved for the benefit of future survivors and scholars in The Holocaust: Memories, Research, Reference. Informed by years of experience and suffering, it will take you and your library visitors to the heart of research and allow you to re-search the human heart.

New York Magazine

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New York Magazine from the Author: . New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.