Monsters: Evil Beings, Mythical Beasts by David D. Gilmore

Monsters: Evil Beings, Mythical Beasts, and All Manner of Imaginary Terrors by David D. Gilmore
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Overview: 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 endless fascination. All known folklores brim with visions of looming and ferocious monsters, often in the role as adversaries to great heroes. But while heroes have been closely studied by mythologists, monsters have been neglected, even though they are equally important as pan-human symbols and reveal similar insights into ways the mind works.
In Monsters: Evil Beings, Mythical Beasts, and AllManner of Imaginary Terrors, anthropologist David D. Gilmore explores what human traits monsters represent and why they are so ubiquitous in people’s imaginations and share so many features across different cultures.
Using colorful and absorbing evidence from virtually all times and places, Monsters is the first attempt by an anthropologist to delve into the mysterious, frightful abyss of mythical beasts and to interpret their role in the psyche and in society. After many hair-raising descriptions of monstrous beings in art, folktales, fantasy, literature, and community ritual, including such avatars as Dracula and Frankenstein, Hollywood ghouls, and extraterrestrials, Gilmore identifies many common denominators and proposes some novel interpretations.
Monsters, according to Gilmore, are always enormous, man-eating, gratuitously violent, aggressive, sexually sadistic, and superhuman in power, combining our worst nightmares and our most urgent fantasies. We both abhor and worship our monsters: they are our gods as well as our demons. Gilmore argues that the immortal monster of the mind is a complex creation embodying virtually all of the inner conflicts that make us human. Far from being something alien, nonhuman, and outside us, our monsters are our deepest selves.
Genre: Non-Fiction – Faith, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality –

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Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About The Origins of Good Evil [Audiobook]

Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About The Origins of Good Evil [Audiobook]

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Beasts through Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good Evil through Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
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Overview: Best-selling creator Jeffrey Masson displays us what the animals on the most sensible of the meals chain – orca whales, large cats, and many others. – can train us in regards to the origins of fine and evil in ourselves.
There are two very best predators on this planet with essentially the most advanced brains in nature: people and orcas. In the 20th century on my own, such a animals killed 200 million contributors of its personal species, the opposite killed none. Jeffrey Masson’s attention-grabbing new ebook starts right here: There is one thing other about us. In his earlier absolute best dealers, Masson has proven what animals can train us about our personal feelings – about love (canine), contentment (cats), grief (elephants), amongst others. But animals have a lot to show us in regards to the unfavorable feelings equivalent to anger and aggression as neatly, and in sudden techniques. In Beasts he demonstrates that the violence we understand within the "wild" is really a topic of projection. We hyperlink the basest human conduct to animals, to "beasts" ("he behaved no higher than a beast"), and declare the prime floor for our species. We are least human, we predict, after we succumb to our primitive, animal ancestry. Yet not anything may well be farther from the reality. Animals, a minimum of predators, kill to live to tell the tale, certainly, however there may be not anything within the annals of animal aggression remotely identical to the violence of humankind. Our burden is that people, and particularly people in our fashionable industrialized international, are essentially the most violent animals to our personal sort in life, or most likely ever in life on Earth. We lack what all different animals have: a test at the aggression that might spoil the species fairly than serve it. It is right here, Masson says, that animals have one thing to show us about our personal historical past.
In Beasts, he brings to lifestyles the richness of the animal international and strips away our misconceptions of the creatures we concern, providing a formidable and compelling take a look at our uniquely human propensity towards aggression.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Beasts through Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson

Beasts: What Animals Can Teach Us About the Origins of Good Evil through Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 150 MB
Overview: Best-selling creator Jeffrey Masson presentations us what the animals on the most sensible of the meals chain – orca whales, large cats, and many others. – can train us in regards to the origins of excellent and evil in ourselves.
There are two ideal predators on the earth with probably the most advanced brains in nature: people and orcas. In the 20th century on my own, this sort of animals killed 200 million participants of its personal species, the opposite killed none. Jeffrey Masson’s interesting new e-book starts right here: There is one thing other about us. In his earlier very best dealers, Masson has proven what animals can train us about our personal feelings – about love (canines), contentment (cats), grief (elephants), amongst others. But animals have a lot to show us in regards to the destructive feelings equivalent to anger and aggression as neatly, and in surprising techniques. In Beasts he demonstrates that the violence we understand within the "wild" is really a topic of projection. We hyperlink the basest human conduct to animals, to "beasts" ("he behaved no higher than a beast"), and declare the prime flooring for our species. We are least human, we expect, once we succumb to our primitive, animal ancestry. Yet not anything may well be farther from the reality. Animals, no less than predators, kill to live to tell the tale, certainly, however there may be not anything within the annals of animal aggression remotely similar to the violence of humankind. Our burden is that people, and specifically people in our fashionable industrialized international, are probably the most violent animals to our personal sort in lifestyles, or most likely ever in lifestyles on Earth. We lack what all different animals have: a test at the aggression that will break the species slightly than serve it. It is right here, Masson says, that animals have one thing to show us about our personal historical past.
In Beasts, he brings to lifestyles the richness of the animal international and strips away our misconceptions of the creatures we concern, providing an impressive and compelling have a look at our uniquely human propensity towards aggression.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Antarctic Ice Beasts by Hunter Shea

Bulls, Bears and Other Beasts by Santosh Nair

Bulls, Bears and Other Beasts by Santosh Nair
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Overview: Lalchand Gupta takes you on an exciting journey through Dalal Street in this brief history of the Indian stock market post liberalization.

From tech booms and tax evasion to banks and money laundering; scams and crashes to fixers and investors, Lala has seen it all.

A comprehensive account of the stock market over the last 25 years, it tells you what to watch out for while investing. It also looks at policies that the government needs to revise if the country is to harness domestic capital more effectively.

This is a must-read for all interested in the financial health of the country as well as those who want to know about the sensational events that led up to the far more sterile stock-market operations of the present day.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail History of the Humble Pig [Audiobook]

Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail Historical past of the Humble Pig [Audiobook]

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Lesser Beasts: A Snout To Tail History Of The Humble Pig [audiobook]

Lesser Beasts: A Snout to Tail Historical past of The Humble Pig [Audiobook]

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Lesser Beasts by Mark Essig (.M4B)

Lesser Beasts: A Snout-to-Tail Historical past of the Humble Pig by Mark Essig
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Overview: Not like different barnyard animals, which pull plows, give eggs or milk, or develop wool, a pig produces just one factor: meat. Extremely environment friendly at changing nearly any natural matter into nourishing, delectable protein, swine are nothing in need of a gastronomic godsend – but their flesh is banned in lots of cultures, and the animals themselves are maligned as filthy, lazy brutes.
As historian Mark Essig reveals in Lesser Beasts, swine have such a foul fame for exactly the identical causes they’re so worthwhile as a supply of meals: they’re clever, self-sufficient, and omnivorous. What’s extra, he argues, we ignore our historic partnership with these astonishing animals at our peril. Tracing the interaction of pig biology and human tradition from Neolithic villages 10,000 years in the past to fashionable industrial farms, Essig blends culinary and pure historical past to exhibit the huge significance of the pig and the tragedy of its fashionable therapy by the hands of people. Pork, Essig explains, has lengthy been a staple of the human food plan, prized in societies from Historic Rome to dynastic China to the up to date American South. But pigs’ means to trace down and eat a variety of gear (a few of them distinctly unpalatable to people) and convert them into edible meat has additionally led folks all through historical past to demonize your entire species as craven and unclean. In the present day’s unconscionable system of manufacturing unit farming, Essig explains, is simply the newest occasion of people taking pigs as a right, and the newest proof of how each pigs and other people undergo when our symbiotic relationship falls out of steadiness.
An expansive, illuminating historical past of one in all our most important but unsung meals animals, Lesser Beasts turns a highlight on the common-or-garden creature that, maybe greater than every other, has been a mainstay of civilization since its very beginnings – whether or not we prefer it or not.
Style: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald by J.K. Rowling

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Hogwarts Library Book)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Hogwarts Library Book)
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The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia A. McKillip

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Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – The Original Screenplay (Harry Potter)
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