What Does the Earth Sound Like?
From the surprising science behind everyday life to the mysteries on the frontiers of scientific discovery, this quiz book for all ages explores anything and everything in a fun, user-friendly format. Topics include the Earth, the moon, and the stars; satellites and space travel; pets and other animals; nature and the environment; the brain and the body; and the psychology of food, behavior, success, and attraction. The introductions to each question are peppered with interesting tidbits of information, and the fascinating answers to these quiz questions are explained in detail and given full context. Whether used as an individual brain workout or as a fun game at social gatherings, What Does the Earth Sound Like? is smile inducing and thought provoking.
- Electronic book text | 324 pages
- 139 x 215mm
- 01 May 2011
- ECW Press,Canada
- Montreal, Canada
- 50 B/W Photos
Table of contents
Introduction: Then: The Road So FarStacey Abbott I. Whats the lore say? Exploring Folklore & Religion 1 Erin Giannini Theres Nothing More Dangerous Than Some A-Hole who Thinks He is on a Holy Mission: Using and (Dis)-Abusing Religious and Economic Authority on Supernatural 2 Jutta Wimmier and Lisa Kienzl I am an Angel of the Lord: An Inquiry into the Christian Nature of Supernaturals Heavenly Delegates 3 Mikel Koven and Gunnella Thorgeirsdottir Televisual Folklore: Rescuing Supernatural from the Fakelore Realm II. Jerk ... Bitch: Representations of Gender and Sexuality 4 Lorrie Palmer The Road to Lordsburg: Rural Masculinity in Supernatural 5 Bronwen Calvert Angels, Demons, and Damsels in Distress: The Representation of Women in Supernatural 6 Darren Elliott-Smith Go Be Gay for the Poor, Dead Intern: Conversion Fantasies and Queer Anxieties in Supernatural III. Bon Jovi rocks ... on occasion: Comedy and Music 7 Stacey Abbott Rabbits Feet and Spleen Juice: The Comic Strategies of TV Horror 8 Stan Beeler Two Greasers and a Muscle Car: Music and Character Development in Supernatural IV. The Gospel According to Chuck: Narrative and Storytelling in Supernatural 9 James Francis Thats So Gay: Camp, Drag, and the Power of Storytelling in Supernatural 10 David Simmons Theres a Ton of Lore on Unicorns too: Postmodernist Micro-Narratives and Supernatural 11 Alberto N. Garcia Breaking the Mirror: Metafictional Strategies in Supernatural V. Skin Mags and Shaving Cream: Sam and Dean on the Fringes of Time and Place 12 Lorna Jowett Purgatory with Color TV: Motel Rooms as Liminal Zones in Supernatural 13 Aaron C. Burnell Rebels, Rogues, and Sworn Brothers: Supernatural and the Shift in White Trash from Monster to Hero 14 Simon Brown Renegades and Wayward Sons: Supernatural and the 70s VI. Cruel Capricious Gods: Auteurs, Fans, Critics 15 Brigid Cherry Sympathy for the Fangirl: Becky Rosen, Fan Identity, and Interactivity in Supernatural 16 Karen Petruska Crossing Over: Network Transition, Critical Reception and Supernatural Longevity 17 Laura Felschow Plagiarism or Props: Homage to Neil Gaiman in Eric Kripkes Supernatural 18 David Lavery The Chapter at the End of This Book: Carver Edlund, Jeremy Carver, Ben Edlund, and Supernatural Authorship Epilogue: Now: The Road AheadDavid Lavery Back Pages Appendices A. Episode Guide B. The Supernatural Cast Notes Bibliography TV/Filmography