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Read and Download Katherine E. Bishop book Plants in Science Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPlants in Science Fiction. This book was released on 2020-05-01 with total page 272 pages. Book excerpt: Plants have played key roles in science fiction novels, graphic novels and film. John Wyndham’s triffids, Algernon Blackwood’s willows and Han Kang’s sprouting woman are just a few examples. Plants surround us, sustain us, pique our imaginations and inhabit our metaphors – but in many ways they remain opaque. The scope of their alienation is as broad as their biodiversity. And yet, literary reflections of plant-life are driven, as are many threads of science fictional inquiry, by the concerns of today. Plants in Science Fiction is the first-ever collected volume on plants in science fiction, and its original essays argue that plant-life in SF is transforming our attitudes toward morality, politics, economics and cultural life at large – questioning and shifting our understandings of institutions, nations, borders and boundaries; erecting and dismantling new visions of utopian and dystopian futures.

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Read and Download Katherine E. Bishop book Plants in Science Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPlants in Science Fiction. This book was released on 2020-05-01 with total page 274 pages. Book excerpt: Plants have played key roles in science fiction novels, graphic novels and film. John Wyndham’s triffids, Algernon Blackwood’s willows and Han Kang’s sprouting woman are just a few examples. Plants surround us, sustain us, pique our imaginations and inhabit our metaphors – but in many ways they remain opaque. The scope of their alienation is as broad as their biodiversity. And yet, literary reflections of plant-life are driven, as are many threads of science fictional inquiry, by the concerns of today. Plants in Science Fiction is the first-ever collected volume on plants in science fiction, and its original essays argue that plant-life in SF is transforming our attitudes toward morality, politics, economics and cultural life at large – questioning and shifting our understandings of institutions, nations, borders and boundaries; erecting and dismantling new visions of utopian and dystopian futures.

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ISBN 13: 9780313329524
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Read and Download Gary Westfahl book The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TThe Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. This book was released on 2005 with total page 494 pages. Book excerpt: A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.

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Read and Download Bridgitte Barclay book Gender and Environment in Science Fiction in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TGender and Environment in Science Fiction. This book was released on 2018-11-23 with total page 238 pages. Book excerpt: This book examines the often-complex relationships between issues of gender and the environment in science fiction films and fiction. Its contributors discuss a range of texts: early apocalyptic science fiction, campy midcentury science fiction films, Silver Age superhero comics, and twenty-first-century science fiction films and literature.

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Read and Download Chad Arment book Flora Curiosa in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TFlora Curiosa. This book was released on 2008-08 with total page 342 pages. Book excerpt: Flora Curiosa compiles twenty classic botanical (and mycological) short stories from science fiction and fantasy. Stories include Rappaccini's Daughter (Hawthorne), The American's Tale (Doyle), The Man-Eating Tree (Robinson), The Balloon Tree (Mitchell), The Flowering of the Strange Orchid (H. G. Wells), The Treasure in the Forest (H. G. Wells), The Purple Pileus (H. G. Wells), The Purple Terror (White), A Vine on a House (Bierce), Professor Jonkin's Cannibal Plant (Garis), The Willows (Blackwood), The Voice in the Night (Hodgson), The Orchid Horror (Blunt), The Man Whom the Trees Loved (Blackwood), The Pavilion (Nesbit), The Sumach (Daubeny), The Green Death (McNeile), Si Urag of the Tail (Cook), Green Thoughts (Collier), and The Walk to Lingham (Dunsany).

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Download Plant Horror PDF

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ISBN 13: 1137570636
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Read and Download Dawn Keetley book Plant Horror in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPlant Horror. This book was released on 2016-12-21 with total page 278 pages. Book excerpt: This collection explores artistic representations of vegetal life that imperil human life, voicing anxieties about our relationship to other life forms with which we share the earth. From medieval manuscript illustrations to modern works of science fiction and horror, plants that manifest monstrous agency defy human control, challenge anthropocentric perception, and exact a violent vengeance for our blind and exploitative practices. Plant Horror explores how depictions of monster plants reveal concerns about the viability of our prevailing belief systems and dominant ideologies— as well as a deep-seated fear about human vulnerability in an era of deepening ecological crisis. Films discussed include The Day of the Triffids, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, The Wicker Man, Swamp Thing, and The Happening.

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Read and Download Randy Laist book Plants and Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPlants and Literature. This book was released on 2013-12-05 with total page 270 pages. Book excerpt: Myth, art, literature, film, and other discourses are replete with depictions of evil plants, salvific plants, and human-plant hybrids. In various ways, these representations intersect with “deep-rooted” insecurities about the place of human beings in the natural world, the relative viability of animalian motility and heterotrophy as evolutionary strategies, as well as the identity of organic life as such. Plants surprise us by combining the appearance of harmlessness and familiarity with an underlying strangeness. The otherness of vegetal life poses a challenge to our ethical, philosophical, and existential categories and tests the limits of human empathy and imagination. At the same time, the resilience of plants, their adaptability, and their integration with their habitat are a perennial source of inspiration and wisdom. Plants and Literature: Essays in Critical Plant Studies examines the manner in which literary texts and other cultural products express our multifaceted relationship with the vegetable kingdom. The range of perspectives brought to bear on the subject of plant life by the various authors and critics represented in this volume comprise a novel vision of ecological interdependence and stimulate a revitalized sensitivity to the relationships we share with our photosynthetic brethren. Randy Laist is Associate Professor of English at Goodwin College. He is the author of Technology and Postmodern Subjectivity in Don DeLillo’s Novels and the editor of Looking for Lost: Critical Essays on the Enigmatic Series. He has also published dozens of articles on literature, film, and pedagogy.

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ISBN 13: 1506714323
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Read and Download Paul Tobin book Plants Vs. Zombies Boxed Set 5 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPlants Vs. Zombies Boxed Set 5. This book was released on 2019-10-08 with total page 278 pages. Book excerpt: Return to battle with an unlikely plant hero, as he rescues his new friends in Garden Warfare Volume 2. Crazy Dave continues to protect Neighborville and confront Zomboss when their latest fracas finds them feuding in a book club in War and Peas. In Dino-Might, watch Zomboss flood Neighborville's yards with pets, problems, and dinosaurs! Three humour-filled adventures that all ages can enjoy! These graphic novels also include bonus stories by Alexandria Land and Philip Murphy!

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ISBN 13: 1506705480
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Read and Download Paul Tobin book Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Volume 2 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPlants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Volume 2. This book was released on 2018-09-25 with total page 92 pages. Book excerpt: Garden Warfare Returns to Neighborville! Just when you thought Neighborville was safe, the Garden Warfare is back on! Zombies have taken over and forced neighborhood defenders Nate, Patrice, and their fearless plants back on their heels! Not all hope is lost however when an unlikely plant hero comes to the rescue with the fate of Neighborville at stake!

Download The Ashgate Encyclopedia of Literary and Cinematic Monsters PDF

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Download Plants vs. Zombies Volume 9: The Greatest Show Unearthed PDF

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ISBN 13: 1506702988
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Read and Download Paul Tobin book Plants vs. Zombies Volume 9: The Greatest Show Unearthed in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPlants vs. Zombies Volume 9: The Greatest Show Unearthed. This book was released on 2018-02-27 with total page 90 pages. Book excerpt: PopCap's immensely popular Plants vs. Zombies game gets another serving of hilarious, plant-filled, zombie-zapping comics! These durable, value-priced hardcovers are perfect for readers and game players of all ages! Dr. Zomboss erroneously believes that all humans hold a secret desire to run away and join the circus, so he aims to use his newly created "Big Z's Adequately Amazing Flytrap Circus" to lure Neighborville's citizens to their doom! Not only does starting a zombie circus prove difficult, though, but once plant-friendly neighborhood defenders Nate and Patrice infiltrate his show, Ringmaster Zomboss and his hapless zombies are in for a garden-ful of trouble! Paul Tobin and Jacob Chabot join forces to deliver Plants vs. Zombies: The Greatest Show Unearthed, another standalone, all-ages PvZ graphic novel.

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ISBN 13: 1947447696
Total Pages : 268 pages
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Read and Download Prudence Gibson book Covert Plants in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TCovert Plants. This book was released on 2018 with total page 268 pages. Book excerpt: Covert Plants contributes to newly emerging discourses on the implications of vegetal life for the arts and culture. This stretches to changes in our perception of 'nature' and to the adapting roles of botany, evolutionary ecology, and environmental aesthetics in the humanities. Its editors and contributors seek various expressions of vegetal life rather than the mere representation of such, and they proceed from the conviction that a rigorous approach to thinking with and through vegetal life must be interdisciplinary. At a time when urgent calls for restorative care and reparative action have been sounded for the environment, this essay volume presents a range of academic and creative perspectives, from evolutionary biology to literary theory, philosophy to poetry, which respond to the perplexing problems and paradoxes of vegetal thinking. Representations of vegetal life often include plant analogies and plant imagery. These representations have at times obscured the diversity of plant behavior and experience. Covert Plants probes the implications of vegetal life for thought and how new plant science is changing our perception of the vegetal - around us and in us. How can we think, speak, and write about plant life without falling into human-nature dyads, or without tumbling into reductive theoretical notions about the always complex relations between cognition and action, identity and value, subject and object? A full view of this shifting perspective requires a 'stereoscopic' lens through which to view plants, but also simultaneously to alter our human-centered viewpoint. Plants are no longer the passive object of contemplation, but are increasingly resembling 'subjects, ' 'stakeholders, ' or 'actors.' As such, the plant now makes unprecedented demands upon the nature of contemplation itself. Moreover, the aesthetic, political, and legal implications of new knowledge regarding plants' ability to communicate, sense, and learn require intensive, cross-disciplinary investigation. By doing this, we can intervene into current attitudes to climate change and sustainability, and hopefully revise, for the better, human philosophies, ethics, and aesthetics that touch upon plant life. TABLE OF CONTENTS// Baylee Brits and Prudence Gibson, "Introduction: Covert Plants" - Prudence Gibson and Michael Marder, "Art Expresses Its Own Appearance: A Conversation with Michael Marder" - Prudence Gibson, "The Colour Green" - Baylee Brits, "Brain Trees: Neuroscientific Metaphor and Botanical Thought" - Dalia Nassar, "Metaphoric Plants: Goethe's Metamorphosis of Plants and the Metaphors of Reason" - Stephen Muecke, "Mixed up with Trees: The Gadgur and the Dreaming" - Monica Gagliano, "Eco-psychology and the Return to the Dream of Nature" - Suzanne Anker, "The Blue Rose" - Susie Pratt, "Trees as Landlords and Other Public Experiments: An Interview with Natalie Jeremijenko" - Tessa Laird, "Spores from Space: Becoming the Alien" - Jennifer Mae Hamilton, "Gardening After the Anthropocene: Creating Different Relations between Humans and Edible Plants in Sydney" - Lucas Ihlein, "Agricultural Inventiveness: Beyond Environmental Management?" - Andrew Belletty, "An Ear to the Ground" - Ben Woodard, "Continuous Green Abstraction: Embodied Knowledge, Intuition, and Metaphor" - Lisa Dowdall, "Figures" - Poems by Luke Fischer, Justin Clemens, Paul Dawson, and Tamryn Bennett.

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Download Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Volume 3 PDF

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Read and Download Paul Tobin book Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Volume 3 in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TPlants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Volume 3. This book was released on 2019-11-26 with total page 94 pages. Book excerpt: Following up the best-selling Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Volumes 1 and 2 graphic novels, our plant and human allies strive to survive in a Neighborville that's been ruthlessly occupied by those brain-loving zombies. With most of the town's humans in hiding, it's up to powerful plants of all sizes--plus Crazy Dave, Nate, and Patrice--to combat Dr. Zomboss's latest lockdown! When Zomboss creates kid robots to mimic Nate and Patrice and lead the plants astray, Crazy Dave unleashes some new inventions--and introduces some surprising additions to the Neighborville team! Paul Tobin (Bandette) and Jacob Chabot (Spongebob Comics) team up for another nail-biting romp through the danger zone known as Neighborville in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare Volume 3!