The result is this book: in which John Matthews addresses the relationship between the Grail and the Rose; Christopher Bamford speaks of the prehistory of the Rosicrucian reformation in the late Middle Ages--among women mystics, alchemists, Cathars, Franciscan spirituals, as well as in Luther and the great Paracelsus; Nicholas Goodrick-Clarke tells the wild tale of John Dee's mission to central Europe; Joscelyn Godwin unfolds the paradigmatic Rosicrucian life of Michael Maier; Claire Goodrick-Clarke recounts influence of Comenius; Paul Bembridge speaks of Rosicrucian Resurgence at the Court of Cromwell; Robert Powell describes the roles of Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, and Rudolf II; and Christopher McIntosh speaks of the Rosicrucian Legacy.
Also included are the texts of the two Rosicrucian Manifestos--the Fama and the Confessio. Illustrated.
Stream Fish Community Dynamics draws together the work of a single research team to provide fresh analyses of the short- and long-term dynamics of numerous streams, each with multiple sampling sites. Conducting repeated surveys of fish communities at temporal scales from months to decades, the authors' research findings will fascinate anyone searching for a deeper understanding of community ecology.
The study sites covered by this book range from small headwater creeks to large prairie rivers in Oklahoma and from Ozark and Ouachita mountain streams in Arkansas to the upland Roanoke River in Virginia. The book includes
* A comparison of all global and local communities with respect to community composition at the species and family level, emergent community properties, and the relationship between those emergent properties and the environments of the study sites
* Analyses of traits of individual species that are important to their distribution or success in harsh environments
* A review of evidence for the importance of interactions--including competition and predation--in community dynamics of stream fishes
* An assessment of disturbance effects in fish community dynamics
* New analysis of the short- and long-term dynamics of variation in stream fish communities, illustrating the applicability and importance of the "loose equilibrium concept"
* New analyses and comparisons of spatiotemporal variation in community dynamics and beta diversity partitioning
* An overview of the effects of fish in ecosystems in the central and eastern United States
The book ends with a summary chapter that places the authors' findings in broader contexts and describes how the "loose equilibrium concept"--which may be the most appropriate default assumption for dynamics of stream fishes in the changing climate of the future--applies to many kinds of stream fish communities.
Henry announces one morning that he and Dolf are going to go in search of a creature more terrifying than Dracula himself: the Beast of Snagov. The pair of supernatural investigators travel from where Bram Stoker stayed in Whitby to Transylvania. Along the way they come across some strange things such as Dracula’s daughter, Bella, and an organization called the Order of the Dragon that wants to sacrifice Henry Hunter to the Beast of Snagov. When Henry is taken, it’s up to Dolf and Bella to team up and rescue him!
Will Henry survive this supernatural adventure? Get ready to discover the world of the supernatural through the eyes of our spooked narrator as he tags along on the first adventure in the Henry Hunter series!
Sky Pony Press, with our Good Books, Racehorse and Arcade imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of books for young readers—picture books for small children, chapter books, books for middle grade readers, and novels for young adults. Our list includes bestsellers for children who love to play Minecraft; stories told with LEGO bricks; books that teach lessons about tolerance, patience, and the environment, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
New York 1891. Eine Prostituierte wird brutal ermordet. Ihre Leiche weist dieselben Verletzungen auf wie die Opfer einer berüchtigten Mordserie in England. Hat der Mörder den Atlantik überquert, um seine Spur zu verwischen? Oder handelt es sich um einen Nachahmungstäter? In der amerikanischen Metropole, die ohnehin mit Bandenkriminalität, Korruption und Verbrechen zu kämpfen hat, geht die Angst um. Der aristokratische englische Kriminalanalytiker Finley Jameson soll den Fall für Scotland Yard vor Ort aufklären. Und er ist zunächst wenig begeistert, als ihm der toughe New Yorker Cop Joseph Argenti zur Seite gestellt wird. Doch trotz aller Bemühungen des ungleichen Ermittlerduos wütet der Mörder weiter – und treibt zudem ein perverses Spiel mit der Polizei ...
The only lead Henry and Dolf have is the sighting of a ghostly galleon and a huge tentacle of mist. Exploring the local pirate history and myths, Henry and Dolf uncover a cursed crew of pirates, led by no other than the deadly Edward Teach—Blackbeard himself. But what's keeping the pirates sailing beyond their deaths? And how and why are they building a crew of live prisoners? It's up to Henry and Dolf to survive monster waves and befriend a crazy local seadog to solve the mystery and put the pirates back in their watery graves!
Discover the ghostly world of the paranormal through the eyes of our spooked narrator as he tags along on the second adventure in the Henry Hunter series!
Dozens of magical groups and countless individuals have turned to the Arthurian tales for inspiration, instruction, and initiation. This book is a guide for beginners and experienced practitioners to cultivate the spiritual power of these influential myths. Explore the sacred sites, songs, blessings, invocations, and festivals. Create incense and oils for magical workings. Meet the most important and influential archetypal figures as you discover how to awaken the knight within.
• Shares original 19th-century newspaper accounts of Spring-Heeled Jack encounters as well as 20th and 21st-century reports
• Explains his connections to Jack the Ripper and the Slender Man
• Explores his origins in earlier mythical beings from folklore, his Steampunk popularity, and the theory that he may be an alien from a high-gravity planet
Spring-Heeled Jack--a tall, thin, bounding figure with bat-like wings, clawed hands, wheels of fire for eyes, and breath of blue flames--first leapt to public attention in Victorian London in 1838, springing over hedges and walls, from dark lanes and dank graveyards, to frighten and sometimes physically attack women. News of this strange and terrifying character quickly spread, but despite numerous sightings through 1904 he was never captured or identified.
Exploring the vast urban legend surrounding this enigmatic figure, John Matthews explains how the Victorian fascination with strange phenomena and sinister figures paired with hysterical reports enabled Spring-Heeled Jack to be conjured into existence. Sharing original 19th-century newspaper accounts of Spring-Heeled Jack sightings and encounters, he also examines recent 20th and 21st-century reports, including a 1953 UFO-related sighting from Houston, Texas, and disturbing accounts of the Slender Man, who displays notable similarities with Jack. He traces Spring-Heeled Jack’s origins to earlier mythical beings from folklore, such as fairy creatures and land spirits, and explores the theory that Jack is an alien marooned on Earth whose leaping prowess is attributed to his home planet having far stronger gravity than ours.
The author reveals how Jack the Ripper, although a different and much more violent character, chose to identify himself with the old, well-established figure of Spring-Heeled Jack. Providing an extensive look at Spring-Heeled Jack from his beginnings to the present, Matthews illustrates why the worldwide Steampunk community has so thoroughly embraced Jack.
New York, 1891: In der High Society der Stadt gibt es auffällig viele Todesfälle. Immer trifft es die jungen Töchter der besten Familien. Schon bald glaubt niemand mehr an eine natürliche Todesursache, und der aristokratische englische Kriminalanalytiker Finley Jameson übernimmt zusammen mit dem toughen Cop Joseph Argenti die Ermittlungen. Bei der Autopsie einer der Toten stellt Jameson fest, woran die jungen Mädchen gestorben sind: an einer vorsätzlich verursachten Embolie. Aber wo liegt das Motiv für die seltsamen Morde? Kurz darauf erhalten Jameson und Argenti Briefe, die anscheinend vom Mörder stammen – und sie werden auf unheimliche Weise an ihren letzten Fall erinnert, bei dem der Täter schwer verletzt entkommen konnte. Hat der Killer überlebt und erneut begonnen zu morden? Die Debütantinnenmorde tragen jedoch nicht seine Handschrift. Und Jameson und Argenti fragen sich, ob sie es mit einem Nachahmer zu tun haben, der die letzte Mordserie noch übertrumpfen möchte ...
This book surveys the most recent work in the field of ethics and performance, organizing this research through the metaphor of ‘the good life’. Each chapter explores a question about what it means to ‘act good’ at a different point in life and thus the book moves from natality to fatality, and beyond in its meditation on the relationship between performance and life itself. In this, it offers an important contribution to the contemporary debate about the relationship between ethics, theatre and performance studies.
This compendium of magical creatures explores the history, folklore and mythology of fascinating beasts throughout all the magical worlds. Including stories, celebrations, traditions, and amazing facts, the book spans every major culture across the globe.
Many of the fantastic creatures described in the book have appeared in the fictitious worlds of the Brothers Grimm, Lewis Carroll, J.K. Rowling, Tolkien and countless other writers who have stirred our imaginations since childhood fairytales. From unicorns, giants, fairies, elves, goblins, dwarves and trolls to nymphs, mermaids, sphinxes, ogres, cyclops, dragons, salamanders, basilisks, banshees, werewolves, griffins, centaurs, satyrs and gremlins – this is the ultimate reference book on creatures from the magical world.
Organized from A to Z for easy reference, the cross–cultural focus spans from the most ancient of creatures to those which have come to prominence more recent ly. Discover everything from obscure magical beings to everyday animals that carry magical symbolism.
Find out more in The Fantastic World of Magical Creatures.