Freaks

The Pig-faced Lady of Manchester Square & Other Medical Marvels

Author: Jan Bondeson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780752436623

Category: Disfigured persons

Page: 334

View: 454

This is the remarkable story of the lives of individuals afflicted with severe deformities and how seventeenth and eighteenth-century British society reacted to their extraordinary bodies. From hog-faced women to dog-faced boys, Jan Bondeson examines historical cases of dwarfism, extreme corpulence, giantism, conjoined twins, and extreme hairiness. He considers these individuals not as 'freaks' but as human beings born with sometimes appalling congenital deformities

The Pig-faced Lady of Manchester Square & Other Medical Marvels

Author: Jan Bondeson

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752429687

Category: History

Page: 344

View: 5897

This is the remarkable story of the lives of individuals afflicted with severe deformities and how 17th and 18th century British society reacted to their extraordinary bodies. This is the remarkable story of the lives of individuals afflicted with severe deformities and how 17th and 18th century British society reacted to their extraordinary bodies.

The Two-headed Boy, and Other Medical Marvels

Author: Jan Bondeson

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9780801489587

Category: Medical

Page: 295

View: 5366

A physician plumbs medical history to expose various anomalies of human development, the lives of the remarkable individuals afflicted, and the social reactions to their extraordinary bodies.

Real Wolfmen

True Encounters in Modern America

Author: Linda S. Godfrey

Publisher: TarcherPerigee

ISBN: 1585429082

Category: BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Page: 334

View: 1405

Traces alleged werewolf sightings in America since the 1930s, cataloging painstakingly researched accounts of anomalous, upright canids while assessing the latest reports, theorizing on possible origins and exploring the plausibility of werewolf claims. Original. 10,000 first printing.

A Charm of Magpies

An ebook bundle of The Science Magpie, The Antiques Magpie and The Nature Magpie

Author: Simon Flynn,Marc Allum,Daniel Allen

Publisher: Icon Books

ISBN: 1848317417

Category: Reference

Page: 736

View: 2512

The Science Magpie is Simon Flynn’s bestselling collection of enthralling facts, stories, poems and more from science’s history, from the Large Hadron Collider rap to the sins of Isaac Newton. With Antiques Roadshow regular Marc Allum as your guide, go in search of stolen masterpieces, explore the first museums, learn the secrets of the forgers and brush up on your auction technique with The Antiques Magpie. And with acclaimed nature writer Daniel Allen, join naturalists, novelists and poets as they explore the most isolated parts of the planet and discover which plants can be used to predict the weather in The Nature Magpie.

QI: The Book of the Dead

Author: John Lloyd,John Mitchinson

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 0571255558

Category: Humor

Page: 448

View: 4745

Welcome to QI: The Book of the Dead, a biographical dictionary with a twist - one where only the most interesting people made it in!QI have got together six dozen of the happiest, saddest, maddest and most successful men and women from history. Celebrate their wisdom, learn from their mistakes and marvel at their bad taste in clothes. Hans Christian Anderson was terrified of naked women, Florence Nightingale spent her last fifty years in bed, Sigmund Freud smoked twenty cigars a day, Catherine de Medici applied a daily face mask made of pigeon dung, Rembrandt van Rijn died penniless and Madame Mao banned cicadas, rustling noises and pianos. Carefully collected and ordered by the QI team into themed chapters with thought-provoking titles such as 'There's Nothing Like a Bad Start in Life', 'Man Cannot Live by Bread Alone'. Each chapter reveals hilarious insights into the true nature of the most interesting people who ever lived, including Isaac Newton, Genghis Khan, Sigmund Freud, Florence Nightingale and Karl Marx. From the bestselling authors of The Book of General Ignorance and 1,277 Facts to Knock Your Socks Off, comes a fun and inspirational biographical dictionary, with motivational stories about the famous and the obscure.

Murder Houses of London

Author: Jan Bondeson

Publisher: Amberley Pub Plc

ISBN: 9781445614854

Category: True Crime

Page: 351

View: 4229

Which of London's most gruesome murders happened in your street?

The Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844

Author: Frederick Engels

Publisher: BookRix GmbH & Company KG

ISBN: 3730964852

Category: History

Page: 466

View: 8719

The Condition of the Working Class in England is one of the best-known works of Friedrich Engels. Originally written in German as Die Lage der arbeitenden Klasse in England, it is a study of the working class in Victorian England. It was also Engels' first book, written during his stay in Manchester from 1842 to 1844. Manchester was then at the very heart of the Industrial Revolution, and Engels compiled his study from his own observations and detailed contemporary reports. Engels argues that the Industrial Revolution made workers worse off. He shows, for example, that in large industrial cities mortality from disease, as well as death-rates for workers were higher than in the countryside. In cities like Manchester and Liverpool mortality from smallpox, measles, scarlet fever and whooping cough was four times as high as in the surrounding countryside, and mortality from convulsions was ten times as high as in the countryside. The overall death-rate in Manchester and Liverpool was significantly higher than the national average (one in 32.72 and one in 31.90 and even one in 29.90, compared with one in 45 or one in 46). An interesting example shows the increase in the overall death-rates in the industrial town of Carlisle where before the introduction of mills (1779-1787), 4,408 out of 10,000 children died before reaching the age of five, and after their introduction the figure rose to 4,738. Before the introduction of mills, 1,006 out of 10,000 adults died before reaching 39 years old, and after their introduction the death rate rose to 1,261 out of 10,000.

Buried Alive

The Terrifying History of Our Most Primal Fear

Author: Jan Bondeson

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393322224

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 7630

Speculating that one out of a hundred people were buried alive a century ago, this fascinating book uses folklore, history, and literature to explore the nineteenth-century fears associated with this disturbing fact. Reprint.

Love Is the Best Medicine

What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian About Hope, Humility, and Everyday Miracles

Author: Nick Trout

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 076793198X

Category: Pets

Page: 270

View: 7166

Bestselling author Trout shares another touching and heartfelt story from the front lines of veterinary medicine--a tale of two dogs who forever changed the way he thought about life, death, fate, and love.

The Lost Girl

Author: David Herbert Lawrence

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: British

Page: 378

View: 982

Steal this Book

Author: Abbie Hoffman,Izak Haber,Bert Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781568582177

Category: Anarchism

Page: 318

View: 3917

Classic counterculture literature.

Monsters of Wisconsin

Mysterious Creatures in the Badger State

Author: Linda S. Godfrey

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 9780811745017

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

View: 7481

Find out about the bizarre and mysterious creatures living in Wisconsin.

Queen Victoria's Stalker

The Strange Story of the Boy Jones

Author: Jan Bondeson

Publisher: Amberley Publishing

ISBN: 9781848688636

Category: Stalkers

Page: 159

View: 8833

After her coronation in 1838, Queen Victoria was relentlessly pursued by a weird teenager, Edward 'the Boy' Jones, who had an uncanny ability to sneak into Buckingham Palace without being detected. This book tells the full story of the Boy Jones, one of the first celebrity stalkers in history.

A Book of Folk-Lore

Author: Sabine Baring-Gould

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 1613102429

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 9102

In the early days of exploration of prehistoric relics little care was bestowed on discriminating the several layers of deposit through which the spade cut, and what was found was thrown up into a common heap, and little account was taken as to the depths at which the several deposits lay. I had the chance in 1892 of visiting La Laugerie Basse on the Vezere in company with Dr Massenat and M. Philibert Lalande, who conducted the exploration after MM. Christy and Lartet had abandoned the field. They had to carry on the work with very limited means, but they arrived, nevertheless, at conclusions which had escaped the earlier explorers.Ê

The Return of Don Quixote

Author: G. K. Chesterton

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 075511647X

Category: Fiction

Page: 230

View: 6397

When Michael Herne is asked to play a king in a medieval play he reluctantly agrees. After the play is over, other actors find it impossible to return to their real character. Set in the early 20th Century, this is the intriguing story of the rise of a new Don Quixote who introduces a medieval government into the world of big business.