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Civilization and Monsters: Spirits of Modernity in Meiji Japan

Gerald A. Figal - 1999 - History - Limited preview
Discusses the representation/role of the supernatural or the "fantastic" in the construction of Japanese modernism in late 19th and early 20th century Japan.
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Japan - Real and Imaginary

Sydney Greenbie - 2007 - History - No preview available
PREFACE. THE Author of this very practical treatise on Scotch Loch - Fishing desires clearly that it may be of use to all who had it. He does not pretend to have written anything new, but to have attempted to put what he has to say in as readable ...
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The Biography of Bananas

Rachel Eagen - 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - Limited preview
Provides a history of the world's largest herb, discussing the trade, cultivation, and consumption of bananas, as well as describing the environmental impact resulting from monoculture.
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The Penguin Companion to Food

Alan Davidson - 2002 - Cooking - Snippet view
Covers such topics as plant products, cooking terms, national and regional cuisines, food preservation, food science, diet, and cookbooks and their authors.
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The Banana: Empires, Trade Wars, and Globalization

James Wiley - 2008 - Technology & Engineering - Limited preview
The Banana demystifies the banana trade and its path toward globalization. It reviews interregional relationships in the industry and the changing institutional framework governing global trade and assesses the roles of such major players as the ...
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A History of the Life Sciences, Revised and Expanded

Lois N. Magner - 2002 - Science - Limited preview
A clear and concise survey of the major themes and theories embedded in the history of life science, this book covers the development and significance of scientific methodologies, the relationship between science and society, and the diverse ...
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Monsters: Evil Beings, Mythical Beasts, and All Manner of Imaginary Terrors

David D. Gilmore - 2011 - Social Science - Limited preview
The human mind needs monsters. In every culture and in every epoch in human history, from ancient Egypt to modern Hollywood, imaginary beings have haunted dreams and fantasies, provoking in young and old shivers of delight, thrills of terror, and ...
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The Mythical Zoo: An Encyclopedia of Animals in World Myth, Legend, and ...

Boria Sax - 2001 - History - Limited preview
A varied and insightful compendium of animals and the relationships between humans and animals.
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Fabulous Creatures, Mythical Monsters, and Animal Power Symbols: A Handbook

Cassandra Eason - 2008 - Social Science - Limited preview
Provides an extensive overview of the mythology, legends, and folklore surrounding fantasy creatures from diffferent lands and ages, from Chinese dragons and the Native North American thunderbird to the demon hounds of Celtic and Norse legend.
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