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Medusa's Web

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Medusa's Web by Tim Powers Book Summary:

In the wake of their Aunt Amity's suicide, Scott and Madeline Madden are summoned to Caveat, the eerie, decaying mansion in the Hollywood hills in which they were raised. But their decadent and reclusive cousins, the malicious wheelchair-bound Claimayne and his sister, Ariel, do not welcome Scott and Madeline's return to the childhood home they once shared. While Scott desperately wants to go back to their shabby south of Sunset lives, he cannot pry his sister away from this old house that is a conduit for the supernatural. Decorated by bits salvaged from old hotels and movie sets, Caveat hides a dark family secret that stretches back to the golden days of Rudolph Valentino and the silent film stars. A collection of hypnotic abstract images inked on paper allows the Maddens to briefly fragment and flatten time - to transport themselves into the past and future in visions that are both puzzling and terrifying. As Madeline falls more completely under Caveat's spell, Scott must fight to protect her. But will he unravel the mystery of the Madden family's past and finally free them. . . or be pulled deeper into their deadly web?

Mad Men And Medusas

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Mad Men And Medusas by Juliet Mitchell Book Summary:

This worthy successor to Juliet Mitchell's pathbreaking Psychoanalysis and Feminism is both a defense of the long-dismissed diagnosis of hysteria as a centerpiece of the human condition and a plea for a new understanding of the influence of sibling and peer relationships.In Mad Men and Medusas Mitchell traces the history of hysteria, arguing that we need to reclaim hysteria to understand how distress and trauma express themselves in different societies and different times. Mitchell convincingly demonstrates that although hysteria may have disappeared as a disease, it is still a critical factor in understanding psychological development through the life cycle.

The Medusa Reader

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The Medusa Reader by Marjorie Garber,William R Kenan Jr Professor of English Marjorie Garber,Nancy J. Vickers Book Summary:

Fascinating and terrifying, the Medusa story has long been a powerful signifier in culture with poets, feminists, anthropologists, psychoanalysts, political theorists, artists, writers, and others. Bringing together the essential passages and commentary about Medusa, The Medusa Reader traces her through the ages, from classical times through the Renaissance to the pop culture, art, and fashion of today. This collection, with a critical introduction and striking illustrations, is the first major anthology of primary material and critical commentary on this most provocative and enigmatic of figures.

Medusa

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Medusa by Stephen R. Wilk Book Summary:

Medusa, the Gorgon, who turns those who gaze upon her to stone, is one of the most popular and enduring figures of Greek mythology. Long after many other figures from Greek myth have been forgotten, she continues to live in popular culture. In this fascinating study of the legend of Medusa, Stephen R. Wilk begins by refamiliarizing readers with the story through ancient authors and classical artwork, then looks at the interpretations that have been given of the meaning of the myth through the years. A new and original interpretation of the myth is offered, based upon astronomical phenomena. The use of the gorgoneion, the Face of the Gorgon, on shields and on roofing tiles is examined in light of parallels from around the world, and a unique interpretation of the reality behind the gorgoneion is suggested. Finally, the history of the Gorgon since tlassical times is explored, culminating in the modern use of Medusa as a symbol of Female Rage and Female Creativity.

Perseus

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Perseus by Paul D. Storrie Book Summary:

This book, in graphic novel format, is the retelling of King Polydectes hatching a plan to send Perseus, son of Zeus, after the head of the gorgon, Medusa.

Medusa's Stony Stare

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Medusa's Stony Stare by Jessica Gunderson Book Summary:

Medusa, once a bewitching beauty, has become a hideous monster with snakes for hair. When men look at her, they turn to stone. When King Polydectes sends Perseus for Medusa's head, he thinks Perseus will soon be another one of Medusa's stone men. Or will he?

Medusa's Destiny: A Whychoose Romance

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Medusa's Destiny: A Whychoose Romance by Lacey Carter Andersen Book Summary:

Look away if you want to live...My life is a giant crap pile with a cherry thrown on top. I'm an immortal woman cursed to kill people with just a glance. And now I've been kidnapped by three mouthwateringly sexy gargoyles, who I'm pretty sure want me dead.But it gets better...While I'm trying to make the best of being a prisoner, guarded by yummy eye-candy, I'm also being dragged on a dangerous mission. One that a beautiful heroine might survive, but given that I'm a murderous monster, I'm pretty sure is going to end in my death.Things don't look good for me. But then, that's not unusual. What is? I think I'm not just risking my life this time, I'm risking my heart. And that's one thing that even monsters fear.MEDUSA'S DESTINY is a full-length reverse harem romance with a sarcastic heroine, three gorgeous gargoyles, and a tale full of twists and turns. But be ready for a long night of reading, because these gargoyles are stone-hard.

Hunting Medusa

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Hunting Medusa by Elizabeth Andrews Book Summary:

One murderous mission. One killer case of PMS. Who said "the curse" was a myth? The Medusa Trilogy, Book 1 Ever since the original Medusa ticked off Athena by bragging about her beauty, her cursed daughters have been paying for that mistake. To this day, successive Medusas play cat and mouse with the descendants of Perseus, known as the Harvesters. When Kallan Tassos tracks down the current Medusa, he expects to find a monster. Instead he finds a wary, beautiful woman, shielded by a complicated web of spells that foils his plans for a quick kill and retrieval of her protective amulet. Andrea Rosakis expects the handsome Harvester to go for the kill. Instead, his attempt to take the amulet imprinted on her skin without harming her takes her completely by surprise. And ends with the two of them in a magical bind-together. Though their attraction is combustible, her impending PMS (Pre Magical-Curse Syndrome) puts a real damper on any chance of a relationship. But Kallan isn't the only Harvester tracking Andi, and they must cooperate to stay at least one step ahead of a ruthless killer before they can have any future, together or apart. Warning: A hunter who's fallen for the woman he's bound to kill, a Medusa who must trust him with her life, and a magical curse only love can break.

The Medusa Effect

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The Medusa Effect by Thomas Albrecht Book Summary:

Examines images of horror in Victorian fiction, criticism, and philosophy.

Melville "Among the Nations"

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Melville "Among the Nations" by Sanford E. Marovitz,Athanasios C. Christodoulou,A. K. Christodoulou Book Summary:

Early in July 1997, scholars from around the world met in Volos, Greece, to discuss the work of American writer and international traveler Herman Melville. Offering insights into Melville the man and Melville the artist, the papers presented at this conference reflected a variety of interdisciplinary, international, and intergenerational perspectives. With the participation of esteemed Melville critics and many young scholars gaining recognition for their innovative and incisive work in the area of Melville studies, this unique conference afforded all who attended an overview of current approaches to Melville and detailed thermatic examinations of his specific works and themes.

Medusa

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Medusa by Clive Cussler,Paul Kemprecos Book Summary:

In the Micronesian Islands, a top-secret US undersea lab vanishes . . . At the same time, off Bermuda, a bathysphere operated by NUMA and overseen by Kurt Austin is attacked and becomes stranded half a mile below the surface. Only quick thinking and bold action will save the crew - which includes the head of a certain, now-missing undersea lab - from a watery grave. Austin is convinced both events are connected, and he puts NUMA on the case. Soon he's uncovering some hideous medical experiments and evidence of a terrifying virus that could be used to create a worldwide pandemic. Behind it all lies an ambitious Chinese criminal organization prepared to commit mass murder to achieve its ends. Now Austin must put his life on the line in order that millions will be saved from death . . .

The Science of Monsters

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The Science of Monsters by Matt Kaplan Book Summary:

"Previously published as Medusa's gaze and vampire's bite by Scribner"--Title page verso.

Medusa's Mirrors

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Medusa's Mirrors by Julia M. Walker Book Summary:

The question of selfhood in Renaissance texts constitutes a scholarly and critical debate of almost unmanageable proportions. The author of this work begins by questioning the strategies with which male writers depict powerful women. Although Spenser's Britomart, Shakespeare's Cleopatra, and Milton's Eve figure selfhood very differently and to very different ends, they do have two significant elements in common: mirrors and transformations that diminish the power of the female self.

Medusa

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Medusa by John Campion Book Summary:

Book-length poem by John Campion (213 pages) tracking the relationship between human culture and the environment

Medusa's Hair

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Medusa's Hair by Gananath Obeyesekere Book Summary:

The great pilgrimage center of southeastern Sri Lanka, Kataragama, has become in recent years the spiritual home of a new class of Hindu-Buddhist religious devotees. These ecstatic priests and priestesses invariably display long locks of matted hair, and they express their devotion to the gods through fire walking, tongue-piercing, hanging on hooks, and trance-induced prophesying. The increasing popularity of these ecstatics poses a challenge not only to orthodox Sinhala Buddhism (the official religion of Sri Lanka) but also, as Gananath Obeyesekere shows, to the traditional anthropological and psychoanalytic theories of symbolism. Focusing initially on one symbol, matted hair, Obeyesekere demonstrates that the conventional distinction between personal and cultural symbols is inadequate and naive. His detailed case studies of ecstatics show that there is always a reciprocity between the personal-psychological dimension of the symbol and its public, culturally sanctioned role. Medusa's Hair thus makes an important theoretical contribution both to the anthropology of individual experience and to the psychoanalytic understanding of culture. In its analyses of the symbolism of guilt, the adaptational and integrative significance of belief in spirits, and a host of related issues concerning possession states and religiosity, this book marks a provocative advance in psychological anthropology.

Medusa's Child

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Medusa's Child by John J. Nance Book Summary:

The prototype of the Medusa weapon, which is capable of destroying all computer chips on the planet, is en route to the Pentagon when its transporters discover that the weapon has been set to detonate

Medusa's Clot

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Medusa's Clot by Dr Michael D. Helzner Book Summary:

It will kill about 50-100,000 Americans in the next 12 months and most will never "see" it coming. By the time one Googles "The clot in my lung," 10% will die before the webpage is fully loaded and that is with a speedy WIFI connection. Medusa's Clot discusses from lamb to loom a disease of which 80% of people are unaware. Hard to believe as there are approximately 4.9 million Internet hits on the subject. It is known as PE, short for pulmonary embolism. The book also discusses peripherally the deracinated healthcare system along with the roles of science and faith in disease and in health. The subject which is couched in humor, spirituality, and history brings to life an entity that surreptitiously continues as Mary Shelly had written in Frankenstein, "To glut the maw of death."

Medusa

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Medusa by Hammond Innes Book Summary:

H.M.S. Medusa is an obsolete frigate with an ill-assorted crew and an insecure captain. Yet it is this ship which is despatched under secret orders to be a sitting duck in one of the most vital ports of the Mediterranean. Shadows from the past, and the dangers ashore, gradually engulf her.

The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing

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The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing by Patrick Engebretson Book Summary:

The Basics of Hacking and Penetration Testing, Second Edition, serves as an introduction to the steps required to complete a penetration test or perform an ethical hack from beginning to end. The book teaches students how to properly utilize and interpret the results of the modern-day hacking tools required to complete a penetration test. It provides a simple and clean explanation of how to effectively utilize these tools, along with a four-step methodology for conducting a penetration test or hack, thus equipping students with the know-how required to jump start their careers and gain a better understanding of offensive security. Each chapter contains hands-on examples and exercises that are designed to teach learners how to interpret results and utilize those results in later phases. Tool coverage includes: Backtrack Linux, Google reconnaissance, MetaGooFil, dig, Nmap, Nessus, Metasploit, Fast Track Autopwn, Netcat, and Hacker Defender rootkit. This is complemented by PowerPoint slides for use in class. This book is an ideal resource for security consultants, beginning InfoSec professionals, and students. Each chapter contains hands-on examples and exercises that are designed to teach you how to interpret the results and utilize those results in later phases. Written by an author who works in the field as a Penetration Tester and who teaches Offensive Security, Penetration Testing, and Ethical Hacking, and Exploitation classes at Dakota State University. Utilizes the Kali Linux distribution and focuses on the seminal tools required to complete a penetration test.