Sleeping Beauties

A Novel

Author: Stephen King,Owen King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150116340X

Category: Fiction

Page: 720

View: 1021

The authors tell the highest of high-stakes stories: what might happen if women disappeared from the world of men?

Sleeping Beauties

Newborns in Dreamland

Author: Tracy Raver,Kelley Ryden

Publisher: Sellers Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9781416205777

Category: Photography

Page: 128

View: 6719

After airing on the "Today Show" in September 2009, the photographers portraits of sleeping babies caused a national sensation. Here, their lens has captured newborns as they inhabit magical dreamscapes.

House of the Sleeping Beauties and Other Stories

Author: Yasunari Kawabata

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525434143

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 9231

Three surreal, erotically charged stories from Nobel Prize winner Yasunari Kawabata. In the three long tales in this collection, Yasunari Kawabata examines the boundaries between fantasy and reality in the minds of three lonely men. Piercing examinations of sexuality and human psychology—and works of remarkable subtlety and beauty—these stories showcase one of the twentieth century’s great writers—in any language—at his very best.

The Fate of the Sleeping Beauties

Author: Ard op de Weegh,Kay Hottendorff,Arnoud op de Weegh

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845840704

Category: Transportation

Page: 160

View: 5831

The 'Sleeping Beauties' – an array of neglected Bugattis, Lancias, Ferraris, Alfa Romeos, Cords and Aston Martins on a rural French estate – have fascinated car lovers worldwide since 1983, when they were immortalised in a sequence of photographs taken by Herbert W Hesselmann. for 25 years, the full story behind the collection and its fate has remained untold ... until now.

Sleeping Beauties

Author: Susanna Moore

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307767051

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 3719

Like her much-acclaimed previous novels, Susanna Moore's Sleeping Beauties is set in Hawaii, whose shimmering beauty and melancholy traditions are both seductive and dangerously hard to leave. Or so they prove for Clio, who marries a well-known Hollywood actor--providing her with the promise of escape from the entanglements of island life.

Sleeping Beauties in Theoretical Physics

26 Surprising Insights

Author: Thanu Padmanabhan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319134434

Category: Science

Page: 302

View: 3158

This book addresses a fascinating set of questions in theoretical physics which will both entertain and enlighten all students, teachers and researchers and other physics aficionados. These range from Newtonian mechanics to quantum field theory and cover several puzzling issues that do not appear in standard textbooks. Some topics cover conceptual conundrums, the solutions to which lead to surprising insights; some correct popular misconceptions in the textbook discussion of certain topics; others illustrate deep connections between apparently unconnected domains of theoretical physics; and a few provide remarkably simple derivations of results which are not often appreciated. The connoisseur of theoretical physics will enjoy a feast of pleasant surprises skilfully prepared by an internationally acclaimed theoretical physicist. Each topic is introduced with proper background discussion and special effort is taken to make the discussion self-contained, clear and comprehensible to anyone with an undergraduate education in physics.

Sleeping Beauties

Author: Mavis Cheek

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571225897

Category:

Page: 224

View: 6332

Tabitha's Beauty Parlour is a haven. The women who cross its portals enter a perfumed world where never a hard note is struck. To Tabitha, Beauty is a broad canvas from which she will draw out what she can. But when Chloe, Tabitha's trainee, sets out to prove that she can give her clients the makeover of a lifetime, the quest for feminine perfection achieves hilarious consequences . . .

Intro to Alien Invasion

Author: Owen King,Mark Jude Poirier

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476763429

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 224

View: 7858

In this wildly entertaining collaboration, novelists Owen King and Mark Jude Poirier team up with illustrator Nancy Ahn to present a wickedly funny graphic novel about an alien invasion on a college campus. Stacey, a brilliant, overachieving astrobiology major at Fenton College, had planned on just another lonely Spring Break on campus. But when a hurricane batters the small college town, downing power lines and knocking out cell phone reception, Stacey and her friends are stranded with no way to communicate with the outside world at the worst possible moment: in the midst of an alien invasion. As space insects begin to burrow into students and staff, transforming them into slobbering, babbling monsters, a conglomeration of misfits must band together to prevent the infestation from spreading. Meanwhile, Stacey’s long-stifled romantic feelings for her friend Charlotte begin to surface, while the professor she had admired and respected becomes the students’ worst enemy. Illustrated with enormous wit and dynamism—mixing classic tropes from science fiction, indie comics, B-movies, and campus culture—this graphic novel is something different, a large-scale action/adventure story as seen from the point-of-view of a contemporary, realistic heroine. The result is a funny and singular work unlike anything else you’ve ever read.

FOB ; And, The House of Sleeping Beauties

Two Plays

Author: David Henry Hwang

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Inc.

ISBN: 9780822204138

Category: Drama

Page: 84

View: 1283

THE STORIES: FOB is told in a style that moves quickly between myth and reality, with the characters occasionally speaking directly to the audience. Grace and Dale are cousins, living in the Los Angeles area and attending college. Dale is fully Ame

Sleeping Beauties USA

Abandoned classic cars & trucks

Author: Bjoern Marek

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845849329

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 4973

Sleeping Beauties USA honours rusted and forgotten automotive treasures that have been found parked alongside the highways of America, waiting to be discovered again. Rather than showcasing typically brilliant, highly rebuilt show queens, the book instead explores the transience and inherent beauty of a car’s life, captured through stunning and evocative photography.

Sleeping Beauties, Awakened Women

Author: Tim Jordan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780988461369

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 276

View: 7838

There has been a tremendous amount of attention paid to the rising levels of depression, anxiety, cutting, and relationship aggression in girls over the past 50 years. But what if these issues aren't the real problem? What if adolescent girls don't have poor self esteem? What if we've got it all wrong? What if we have missed the forest for the trees? In this eye-opening book based on 30 years of successful work with girls, Dr. Tim Jordan M.D. shines a light on what is really going on with girls as they undergo their normal transformation from girl to woman during adolescence. Using fairy tales and real stories of girls from his practice and camps, Sleeping Beauties will help you become aware of the needs girls have in areas like emotions, friendship struggles, self-quieting, finding their passions, body image, and stress. And he shows how parents can best support their daughters during this crucial stage of development.

Sleeping Beauties

The gripping new serial-killer thriller

Author: Jo Spain

Publisher: Quercus Publishing

ISBN: 1786483939

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6966

The Irish Bestselling author of With Our Blessing and Beneath the Surface The inspector frowned and examined the earth under the trees. As he scanned the glade, his stomach lurched. One, two, three, four. Five, counting the mound of earth disturbed under the tent. Somebody had cleared the earth of its natural layer and sown their own flowers. In five places. Five graves. A young woman, Fiona Holland, has gone missing from a small Irish village. A search is mounted, but there are whispers. Fiona had a wild reputation. Was she abducted, or has she run away? A week later, a gruesome discovery is made in the woods at Ireland's most scenic beauty spot - the valley of Glendalough. The bodies are all young women who disappeared in recent years. D.I. Tom Reynolds and his team are faced with the toughest case of their careers - a serial killer, who hunts vulnerable women, and holds his victims captive before he ends their lives. Soon the race is on to find Fiona Holland before it's too late.

Sleeping Beauties

Author: Jo Spain

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786483942

Category:

Page: 384

View: 4886

'Five stars' Amazon reviewer 'What a read!' Amazon reviewer 'I was engrossed right from the start and read it in one long, very satisfied sitting' Amazon reviewer THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF WITH OUR BLESSING AND BENEATH THE SURFACE RETURNS WITH A BRAND NEW SERIAL-KILLER THRILLER. The inspector frowned and examined the earth under the trees. As he scanned the glade, his stomach lurched. One, two, three, four. Five, counting the mound of earth disturbed under the tent. Somebody had cleared the earth of its natural layer and sown their own flowers In five places Five graves A young woman, Fiona Holland, has gone missing from a small Irish village. A search is mounted, but there are whispers. Fiona had a wild reputation. Was she abducted, or has she run away? A week later, a gruesome discovery is made in the woods at Ireland's most scenic beauty spot - the valley of Glendalough. The bodies are all young women who disappeared in recent years. D.I. Tom Reynolds and his team are faced with the toughest case of their careers - a serial killer, who hunts vulnerable women, and holds his victims captive before he ends their lives. Soon the race is on to find Fiona Holland before it's too late. . . 'Deft plotting and expert handling of tension make for an intelligent mystery' Guardian

Early Birds, Late Risers, and Sleeping Beauties

Bank Credit Growth to the Private Sector in Central and Eastern Europe and in the Balkans

Author: Ivanna Vladkova Hollar,Mr. Giovanni Dell'Ariccia,Mr. Carlo Cottarelli

Publisher: International Monetary Fund

ISBN: 1451919557

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 65

View: 1871

Following a period of privatization and restructuring, commercial banks in Central and Eastern Europe and, more recently, in the Balkans have rapidly expanded their lending to the private sector. This paper describes the causes of this expansion, assesses future trends, and evaluates its policy implications. It concludes that bank credit to the private sector is likely to continue rising faster than GDP in the next few years throughout the region, picking up also in countries where so far it has been stalled. Although this growth should be regarded as a structural and positive development, policymakers will have to evaluate carefully its implications for macroeconomic developments and financial stability.

Sleeping Beauties

Author: Ken Haak

Publisher: St Martins Press

ISBN: 9780312060152

Category: Photography

Page: N.A

View: 2513

Ken Haak's Summer Souvenirs became the surprise Christmas book of 1985. Now his masterful lens has captured some of the world's most handsome men at their most disarmed and disarming--in the vulnerable purity of slumber. These astonding images of beauty and intimacy are magnificently printed in color and duotone throughout this magnificent book that will be as much a joy to give as to receive. 69 photos, 20 in color.

Sleeping beauty

memorial photography in America

Author: Stanley B. Burns

Publisher: Twelvetrees

ISBN: N.A

Category: Photography

Page: 135

View: 3443

Counting Sleeping Beauties

Author: Hazel Frankel

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 1770095446

Category: Fiction

Page: 274

View: 8665

A fictional account of a Jewish family’s journey from Nazi Germany to post-World War II South Africa, this breathtaking novel follows their everyday struggles living in Johannesburg in the 1950s. Through the voices of Hannah, the daughter of the house, her mother Susan, grandmother Leah, and domestic worker Sina, the story explores the cultural and generational parallels and differences and the unraveling of a family. The stories of Leah in the shtetl in Lithuania, Sina in her village outside Pietersburg, and Hannah in a quiet Johannesburg suburb are told in a compassionate narrative that is both disturbing and illuminating.

Sleeping Beauties USA

Abandoned Classic Cars & Trucks

Author: Bjoern Marek

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1845843460

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

View: 1952

Sleeping Beauties USA honors rusted and forgotten automotive treasures that have been found parked alongside the highways of America, waiting to be discovered again. Rather than showcasing typically brilliant, highly rebuilt show queens, the book instead explores the transience and inherent beauty of a car’s life, captured through stunning and evocative photography.

Sleeping Beauties

Author: Cristian Butnariu

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977861498

Category:

Page: 212

View: 2118

Fresh from a study visit to the Center for Evolutionary Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Clasen believes the timeless, cross-cultural appeal of horror fiction says something important about humans, and in turn, insights from evolutionary psychology can make sense of why horror takes the form it does. 'You can use horror fiction and its lack of historical and cultural variance as an indication that there is such a thing as human nature,' he says.This nature of ours is one that has been shaped over millennia to be afraid, but not just of anything. Possibly our ancestors' greatest fear was that they might become a feast for a carnivorous predator. As science writer David Quammen has put it, 'among the earliest forms of human self-awareness was the awareness of being meat'. There's certainly fossil evidence to back this up, suggesting that early hominids were preyed on by carnivores and that they scavenged from the kill sites of large felines, and vice versa. Modern-day hunter-gatherers, such as the Ach� foragers in Paraguay, still suffer high mortality rates from snakes and feline attacks.Such threats have left their marks on our cognitive development. Research by Nobuo Masataka and others shows that children as young as three are especially fast at spotting snakes, as opposed to flowers, on a computer screen, and all the more so when those snakes are poised to strike. Modern-day threats, such as cars and guns, do not grab the attention in this way. That we're innately fearful of atavistic threats is known as 'prepared learning'. Another study published just this year by Christof Koch and his team has shown how the right amygdala, a brain region involved in fear learning, responds more vigorously to the sight of animals than to other pictures such as of people, landmarks or objects.Viewing the content of horror fiction through the prism of evolutionary evidence and theory, it's no surprise that the overriding theme of many tales is that the characters are at risk of being eaten. 'Do we have many snakes or snake-like creatures or giant serpents in horror fiction?' Clasen asks. 'Yes we do: look at Tremors - they were really just very big snakes with giant fangs'. In fact, many horror books and movie classics feature oversized carnivorous predators, including James Herbert's The Rats,Shaun Hutson's Slugs, Cat People, King Kong, and the Jaws franchise, to name but a few. Where the main threat is a humanoid predator, he or she will often be armed with over-sized claws (Freddie Krueger in Nightmare on Elm Street) or an insatiable taste for human flesh (e.g. Hannibal Lecter in the 1981 novel Red Dragon).