The New York Times bestselling multi-platform series returns in paperback! Dak, Sera, and Riq return to the United States . . . and walk right into a deadly trap. The year is 1850, and the nation is divided over the issue of slavery. In these dark days, the Underground Railroad provides a light of hope, helping runaway slaves escape to freedom. But the SQ has taken control of the Underground Railroad from within. Now Dak and Sera are left wondering who to trust . . . while Riq risks everything to save the life of a young boy.
The increasing representation of trans identity throughout art and popular culture in recent years has been nothing if not paradoxical. Trans visibility is touted as a sign of a liberal society, but it has coincided with a political moment marked both by heightened violence against trans people (especially trans women of color) and by the suppression of trans rights under civil law. 'Trap Door' grapples with these contradictions. The essays, conversations, and dossiers gathered here delve into themes as wide-ranging yet interconnected as beauty, performativity, activism, and police brutality. Collectively, they attest to how trans people are frequently offered "doors"--Entrances to visibility and recognition -- that are actually "traps, " accommodating trans bodies and communities only insofar as they cooperate with dominant norms. The volume speculates about a third term, perhaps uniquely suited for our time: the trapdoor, neither entrance nor exit, but a secret passageway leading elsewhere.
The architects of the arachnid world, these spiders dig a hole using special rake-like combs on their front legs. Then they construct a trap door with silk, often covering it with twigs, dirt, and leaves. Imagine the surprise of passing insects that make the mistake of passing too close to this spiders lair! Spectacular photography and in-depth text bring the world of trap-door spiders to life.
Prior to his infamous life as "The Phantom," the disfigured genius named Erik traveled the globe as a magician and sideshow horror. His unique skills eventually earned him a job as an architect and political assassin for the Shah of Persia. The Trap-Door Maker tells the tale of Erik's origins, actions, and ultimate betrayal! Collected Edition also contains Chapter 1 of Gaston Leroux's, The Phantom of the Opera as bonus feature. This critically-acclaimed graphic novel now includes a stunning Basil Gogos cover.
Exciting Beginning Reader When a boy loses his best car under his bed, he discovers a magic trap door that will take him to the past. In this first adventure, the trap door opens into the time of the dinosaurs. In Magic Trapdoor Beginning Readers, short and simple sentences tell an exciting story. Call-out text boxes expand the learning experience with nonfiction text designed for a parent, teacher or older sibling to read. Leveling note: If the story on it's own is read, the book has a 0.9 ATOS level and is ideal for Kindergarten and other beginning readers. When the book is read in its entirety, it has a 4.3 level and is perfect for 3rd-grade readers.
Its a good thing this spiders prey cant read, because this spiders name gives away its secret. Trap-door spiders build burrows that double as slick traps they use to catch a tasty meal. These cunning eight-legged terrors hide at the bottom of the burrow and wait for dinner to show up at its door. Through incredible photographs showing the building and use of these nests, readers explore the world of trap-door spiders and see how they differ from other relatives in the arachnid family.
Describes some of the techniques animals use like stealth, speed, and cooperation to hunt and kill their prey.
|Author||: Charles Josiah Woodward|
|Release Date||: 1885|
|Pages||: 329 pages|
|Author||: Martin Gardner|
|Publisher||: American Mathematical Soc.|
|Release Date||: 2020-10-06|
|ISBN 10||: 1470463660|
|Pages||: 319 pages|
Martin Gardner's Mathematical Games columns in Scientific American inspired and entertained several generations of mathematicians and scientists. Gardner in his crystal-clear prose illuminated corners of mathematics, especially recreational mathematics, that most people had no idea existed. His playful spirit and inquisitive nature invite the reader into an exploration of beautiful mathematical ideas along with him. These columns were both a revelation and a gift when he wrote them; no one--before Gardner--had written about mathematics like this. They continue to be a marvel. This volume was originally published in 1989 and contains columns from published 1976-1978. This 1997 MAA edition contains three new columns written specifically for this volume including the resurrection of the lamented Dr. Matrix.