Danger

Author: DK Publishing
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780756676391
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With Danger!, young readers will tour the adrenaline-filled worlds of animals, nature, space, science, the human body, and more. Discover animals armed with sharp claws and killer jaws, deep-sea monsters, poisonous plants, and frogs falling from the sky, not to mention some of the world's most accident-prone humans and the most dangerous mathematical formula in history. An encyclopedia like no other, this guide will captivate kids of all ages as they explore the dangerously exciting world around them. Supports Common Core Standards.

Purity And Danger

Author: Professor Mary Douglas
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136489273
Size: 13.97 MB
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Purity and Danger is acknowledged as a modern masterpiece of anthropology. It is widely cited in non-anthropological works and gave rise to a body of application, rebuttal and development within anthropology. In 1995 the book was included among the Times Literary Supplement's hundred most influential non-fiction works since WWII. Incorporating the philosophy of religion and science and a generally holistic approach to classification, Douglas demonstrates the relevance of anthropological enquiries to an audience outside her immediate academic circle. She offers an approach to understanding rules of purity by examining what is considered unclean in various cultures. She sheds light on the symbolism of what is considered clean and dirty in relation to order in secular and religious, modern and primitive life.

The Danger Of Music And Other Anti Utopian Essays

Author: Richard Taruskin
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520942790
Size: 18.61 MB
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The Danger of Music gathers some two decades of Richard Taruskin's writing on the arts and politics, ranging in approach from occasional pieces for major newspapers such as the New York Times to full-scale critical essays for leading intellectual journals. Hard-hitting, provocative, and incisive, these essays consider contemporary composition and performance, the role of critics and historians in the life of the arts, and the fraught terrain where ethics and aesthetics interact and at times conflict. Many of the works collected here have themselves excited wide debate, including the title essay, which considers the rights and obligations of artists in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In a series of lively postscripts written especially for this volume, Taruskin, America's "public" musicologist, addresses the debates he has stirred up by insisting that art is not a utopian escape and that artists inhabit the same world as the rest of society. Among the book's forty-two essays are two public addresses—one about the prospects for classical music at the end of the second millennium C. E., the other a revisiting of the performance issues previously discussed in the author's Text and Act (1995)—that appear in print for the first time.

Sex Danger In Buenos Aires

Author: Donna J. Guy
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803221398
Size: 18.89 MB
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A study of prostitution necessarily examines questions of power, class, gender, and public health. In Sex and Danger in Buenos Aires these questions combine with particular force. During most of the time covered in this provocative book, from the late nineteenth century well into the twentieth, prostitution was legal in Argentina. Fears and anxieties concerning the effect of female sexual commerce on family and nation were rampant. Donna J. Guy looks at many aspects of the debate that followed an escalating demand for prostitutes by Argentines and European immigrants. She discusses the widespread fear of white slavery, the merits of medically supervised municipal houses of prostitution, the rights of local governments to restrict the civil liberties of citizens and foreigners, the censorship of literature and music dealing with the plight of prostitutes, and the potential criminality of unsupervised working women who might abandon their families. Guy also describes attempts to deal with female prostitution: rehabilitation, modifications of municipal bordello laws, and medical programs to prevent the spread of venereal disease. She makes clear that the treatment of "marginal" women by liberal politicians and doctors helped promoted policies of repression and censorship that would later be extended to other unacceptable social groups. Her study of how both local and national government in Argentina dealt with these women reveals important links between gender, politics, and economics.

Danger At The Breaker

Author: Catherine A. Welch
Publisher: Millbrook Press
ISBN: 9780876146934
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Because of family need, an eight-year-old coal miner's son in 1885 leaves school to work at the mines, where he learns about the dangers of a coal mine on his first day on the job.

The Danger Of Gender

Author: Clara Nubile
Publisher: Sarup & Sons
ISBN: 8176254029
Size: 18.78 MB
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With reference to 20th century Indian English literature with special reference to gender identity.

A Taste Of Danger

Author: Carolyn Keene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780689861543
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While staying at the Gourmet Getaway, a resort in Massachusetts' Berkshire mountains, Nancy and her friends, Beth, George, and Hannah, investigate the mysterious series of events that threaten to sabotage the resort's grand opening.