The Golden Compass

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 9780440238133

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 351

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Living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College, Lyra hears rumors of a magical dust that supposedly possesses powers that can unite whole universes, and begins a difficult and dangerous journey to find it.

Displacing the Anxieties of Our World

Spaces of the Imagination

Author: Ildikó Limpár

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443860875

Category:

Page: 228

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Monster studies, dystopian literature and film studies have become central to research on the now-proliferating works that give voice to culture-specific anxieties. This new development in scholarship reinforces the notion that the genres of fantasy and science fiction call for interpretations that see their spaces of imagination as reflections of reality, not as spaces invented merely to escape the real world. In this vein, Displacing the Anxieties of Our World discusses fictive spaces of literature, film, and video gaming. The eleven essays that follow the Introduction are grouped into four parts: I. “Imagined Journeys through History, Gaming and Travel”; II. “Political Anxieties and Fear of Dominance”; III. “The Space of Fantastic Science and Scholarship”; and IV. “Spaces Natural and Spaces Artificial”. The studies produce a dialogue among disciplinary fields that bridges the imagined space between sixteenth-century utopia and twenty-first century dystopia with analyses penetrating fictitious spaces beyond utopian and dystopian spheres. This volume argues, consequently, that the space of imagination that conjures up versions of the world's frustrations also offers a virtual battleground – and the possibility of triumph coming from a valuable gain of cognizance, once we perceive the correspondence between spaces of the fantastic and those of the mundane.

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 9780440238157

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 465

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Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel.

Beyond His Dark Materials

Innocence and Experience in the Fiction of Philip Pullman

Author: Susan Redington Bobby

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786465085

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 207

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Beyond the His Dark Materials series lies a vast fictional realm populated by the many diverse character creations of Philip Pullman. During a more than 30-year career, Pullman has created worlds filled with quests, trials, tragedies and triumphs, and this book explores those worlds. The picture books, novellas and novels written for children, adolescents and adults are analyzed through the themes of innocence and experience, and the journeys Pullman sets his characters on, journeys through which they learn that one must embrace change, loss and suffering to grow in wisdom and grace.

Read On-- Fantasy Fiction

Reading Lists for Every Taste

Author: Neil Hollands

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781591583301

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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Hundreds of popular fantasy fiction titles are described and categorized according to their underlying features, including coming of age stories, Arthurian romances, breaking of curses, and barbarian warriors.

The Golden Compass

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 9780440238133

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 351

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Living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College, Lyra hears rumors of a magical dust that supposedly possesses powers that can unite whole universes, and begins a difficult and dangerous journey to find it.


Learning to live

museums, young people and education

Author: Institute for Public Policy Research (London, England),National Museum Directors Conference

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781860303241

Category: Children's museums

Page: 127

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Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.


Preparing for the 2009 International Year of Astronomy

A Hands-on Symposium, Proceedings of a Symposium and Related Workshops Held in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, 1-5 June 2008, in Conjunction with the 212th Meeting of the American Astronomical Society

Author: Michael G. Gibbs,Jonathan Barnes,James G. Manning,Bruce Partridge

Publisher: Astronomical Society of the pacific

ISBN: 9781583816721

Category: Science

Page: 575

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"Endorsed by the United Nations, UNESCO, and the International Astronomical Union, 2009 is designated as the International Year of Astronomy (IYA) and provides a year to celebrate and reflect on 400 years of changing perspectives of the universe. In conjunction with the American Astronomical Society (AAS), the Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP) convened an IYA symposium and series of workshops at the AAS summer meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, from May 31 to June 4, 2008. During this conference, astronomy and space science professionals gathered to share ideas and plans, forge connections and collaborations, and organize their efforts to make 2009 a singular year for advancing astronomy awareness and education. This volume contains the content of the meeting, plus an additional resource section. It serves as a reference to aid those involved in the IYA as they make professional connections, access resources, and maximize their efforts to encourage the world's citizens to look up and discover anew the universe around us. The Astronomical Society of the Pacific (ASP), founded in 1889, increases the understanding and appreciation of astronomy by engaging scientists, educators, enthusiasts and the public to advance science and science literacy. Visit www.astrosociety.org for additional information regarding the ASP and how you can join the Society and support the cause of improving science literacy."--Publisher's website.




Der Fluss

Author: Gary Paulsen

Publisher: CARLSEN Verlag

ISBN: 3646920165

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Vor zwei Jahren hat der 15-jährige Brian nach einem Flugzeugabsturz allein in der Wildnis überlebt. Kaum hat der Medienrummel um ihn nachgelassen, tritt die Regierung an ihn heran: Brian soll seine Robinsonade wiederholen, damit er seine Fähigkeiten weitergeben und für Überlebenstrainings nutzbar machen kann. Nach anfänglichem Zögern stimmt er zu, sich mit dem Psychologen Derek erneut in der Wildnis aussetzen zu lassen. Doch schon kurz nach ihrer Ankunft geraten sie in ein Unwetter, in dem ihr Funkgerät zerstört und Derek schwer verletzt wird. Wieder ist Brian ganz auf sich allein gestellt ...



Lyra und die Vögel

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783551581334

Category:

Page: 64

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Fantasy-Geschichte im Universitätsstädtchen Oxford: Das kleine Büchlein ist in Leinen gebunden und mit hübschen Schwarzweiss-Drucken illustriert. Es stammt offenbar aus einer Trilogie mit Lyra Listenreichs Abenteuern und ihrem Kater Pantalaimon. Er ist ihr Daemon. Die Fantasy-Geschichte ist überhaupt voller Daemonen, Hexen und Alechemisten, was das friedliche Universitätsstädtchen Oxford von der Iffley Road bis hinüber zur Walton Well Road im Laufe der Erzählung zur schauerlichen Szenerie verzerrt. Eigentlich geht es Lyra dabei an den Kragen, aber die Schwäne retten sie vor dem Schlimmsten. So kann sie in Ruhe im College St. Sophias weiterstudieren. Die Story ist ein kleiner fantastischer Psychothriller mit jenem Quentchen englischen Humors, den nur Insider und Anglophile voll kapieren. Ab 12 Jahren, gut, Ruedi W. Schweizer.

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780613722582

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 465

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For use in schools and libraries only. The final volume in the award-winning His Dark Materials fantasy series joins returning characters with new ones and reveals startling revelations while the battle for the Kingdom of Heaven rages on and ultimately unlocks the secret of Dust.