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  • English writer of novels and short stories (1913-1991)
  • Scottish ornithologist in the United States (1766-1813)
  • An industrial city in east central North Carolina; pop. 36,930
  • author of the first novel by an African American that was published in the United States (1808-1870)

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A collection of harangues pronounc'd upon several occasions by the most eminent members of the French Academy, viz. Mr Fenelon, … Dacier, &c. and translated into English by Bernard Wilson, …
A collection of harangues pronounc'd upon several occasions by the most eminent members of the French Academy, viz. Mr Fenelon, ... Dacier, &c. and translated into English by Bernard Wilson, ...
The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars.
Western literary study flows out of eighteenth-century works by Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Frances Burney, Denis Diderot, Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others. Experience the birth of the modern novel, or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses.
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Shelley Winters (1920 – 2006)

Shelley Winters (1920 - 2006)
Shelley Winters, 85, a brassy actress and raconteur who appeared in more than 120 films and twice won the Academy Award for supporting performances, died Jan. 14 at a rehabilitation center in Beverly Hills, Calif. She had been hospitalized in October after suffering a heart attack.

At first a peroxide-dyed "Blonde Bombshell," Ms. Winters was typecast for years as a gangster’s moll and dance-hall dame before transitioning to fuller characterizations. Even in her two best films of the early period, "A Double Life" (1947) and "A Place in the Sun" (1951), she once joked of her tendency to perish as a sinner or martyr.
She wrote in a memoir: "I had been strangled by Ronald Colman, drowned by Montgomery Clift, stabbed and drowned by Robert Mitchum, shot by Jack Palance and by Rod Steiger in two different films and, oh yes, overdosed with heroin by Ricardo Montalban."
By the late 1950s, a plumper Ms. Winters carved a successful career in character parts — the brash and frowzy secondary roles that she said would sustain her career as she aged.
She brought a sympathetic quality to Charlotte Haze, the mother of a teenage vamp in "Lolita" (1962), based on the Vladimir Nabokov novel.
She once called the role "one of the best performances I ever gave in any medium. She is dumb and cunning, silly, sad, sexy, and bizarre, and totally American and human."
The director, Stanley Kubrick, "had the insight to find the areas of me that were pseudointellectual and pretentious. We all have those things in us."
Ms. Winters also was effective as a drunken former child-star in the detective story "Harper" (1965) with Paul Newman; and a wealthy lust-pot with a hunger for lothario Michael Caine in "Alfie" (1966).
Ms. Winters won her Academy Awards for "The Diary of Anne Frank" (1959), as the sloppy and nervous Mrs. Van Daan; and "A Patch of Blue" (1965), in which she was one of the true screen vultures, mercilessly abusing her blind daughter (Elizabeth Hartman).
Her last Oscar nomination was for "The Poseidon Adventure" (1972), the much-lampooned all-star drama about an overturned luxury liner. Despite her girth, she played a former swimming champion who tries to bring others to safety.
Acknowledging the rich potential for parody, she appeared on "The Flip Wilson Show" in a skit set in a fast-flooding laundromat. She led the cast in a daring escape through a washing machine hatch.
In her later years, Ms. Winters appeared on talk-show programs to detail her indulgences with the leading men of Hollywood’s golden age.
She also wrote two kiss-and-tell memoirs, in which she counted among her amorous conquests Errol Flynn, William Holden (they had an annual Christmas Eve rendezvous), Sean Connery, Burt Lancaster and Marlon Brando.
She said Brando invited her to the film set of "A Streetcar Named Desire," locked her in his trailer and began to simulate violent lovemaking by shaking the room, pounding the walls and screaming with delight.
Ms. Winters wrote that she found this silly, adding, "When I refused to yell loud enough for him, he whispered, ‘You’re not helping my image enough. For God’s sake, you studied voice projection. Use it!’ "

Shirley Schrift was born Aug. 18, 1920, in St. Louis, and moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., when she was 9. One of the most stinging memories of her youth was seeing her father jailed for setting his men’s store on fire to collect insurance money. Much later he was exonerated, she said.
"I developed a whole fantasy world during my childhood," she once wrote. "Reality was too unbearable. This ability to fantasize has been a powerful tool in my acting."
After winning local beauty contests, Ms. Winters left school to model dresses. She also was a nightclub dancer and appeared in summer stock.
She wrote of having more gumption than talent early on. During a nationwide scouting hunt to find the ideal Scarlett O’Hara for the film "Gone With the Wind," she told the casting agent with a Brooklyn accent, "Lawdy, folks, I’m the only goil to play Scarlett."
She won small parts on Broadway and showed a comic flair in a light opera called "Rosalinda" (1942), an English-language version of the Johann Strauss opera "Die Fledermaus." Good notices led to a film contract with Columbia studios.
Her biggest part was fifth-billed in the Nelson Eddy musical "Knickerbocker Holiday" (1944). When Columbia let her contract run out, she called Garson Kanin, a casual acquaintance then directing his play "Born Yesterday" on Broadway. She asked to be understudy to star Judy Holliday.
Instead, Kanin told her to look up film director George Cukor, then casting for the doomed waitress in a movie script Kanin had co-written.
The film was "A Double Life" and would provide Ms. Winters with he

Animal Cognition Display1

Animal Cognition Display1
Science of the Mind . . .Klivington, Kenneth A.
How the Mind Works . . .Pinker, Steve
Bounce . . .Friend Natasha
Bright Air, Brilliant Fire: on the matter of the mind . . .Edelman, Gerald M.
The Remembered Present . . . Edelman, Gerald M.
An Anatomy of Thought: the origin and machinery of the mind . . Glynn, Ian
Synaptic Self . . LeDoux, Joseph E.
Instinct and Intelligence: behavior of animals and man . . Barnett, S. A.
Animal Architects . . .Gould, James L. and Gould, Carol Grant
Animal Behavior . . Ridley, Mark
Apes, Language and the Human Mind . . Savage-Rumbaugh, E. Sue; Shanker, Stuart; Taylor, Talbot, J.
Clever As A Fox . . . Yoerg, Sonja
Wild Minds: What Animals Really Think . . .Hauser, Marc D.
The Animal Mind . . Gould, James L. and Gould, Carol Grant
Next of Kin . . . Fouts, Roger
The Ape and the Sushi Master . . . Waal, F. B. M. de
The Smile of a Dolphin . . Bekoff, Marc
Jane Goodall: The Woman Who Redefined Man . . . Peterson, Dale
Walking With The Great Apes : Jane Goodall, Dian Fossey, Birute Galdikas . . .Montgomery, Sy
How Monkeys See The World . . .Cheney, Dorothy; Seyfarth, Robert M
Bonobo: The Forgotten Ape . . Waal, F. B. M. de; Lanting, Frans
A Primates Memoir . . . Sapolsky, Robert M.
When Elephants Weep: The Emotional Lives of Animals . . Masson, J. Moussaieft; McCarthy, Susan
Mind of the Raven . . Heinrich, Barnd
The Hidden Life of Dogs . . Thomas, Elizabeth Marshall
Wesley the Owl: The Remarkable Love Story of an Owl and his Girl . . O’Brien, Stacy
Cetacean Societies: Field Studies of Dolphins and Whales . . Mann, Janet
To Touch a Wild Dolphin . . Smolker, Rachel
Ishmael . . . Quinn, Daniel
Sundiver . . Brin, David
Startide Rising . . Brin, David
The Uplift War . . . Brin, David
Encyclopedia of Animal Behavior . . Slater, P. J. B
Animal Behavior Science Projects
The Oxford Companion to Animal Behavior . . McFarland, David
Rattling the Cage: Toward Legal Rights for Animals . . Wise, Steven M.
Animal Rights . . Hurley, Jennifer A.
Sociobiology: A New Synthesis . . Wilson, Edward O.

wilson language academy

The Origin and Diversification of Language: (Distributed for the California Academy of Science)
Language gives human beings the gift of amazing behavioral flexibility, and yet much remains to be known about how we developed the sophisticated linguistic skills that we take for granted. In this volume, a range of distinguished scientists from disciplines as diverse as primatology, archaeology, neurobiology, and linguistics present the latest evidence on the origin, spread and diversification of language.
The ability of human beings to communicate practical and symbolic information of great complexity to one another through the medium of articulate speech is one of the hallmarks of our species. But as with many other key innovations in human evolution, the beginnings of language did not leave direct traces in the fossil record. The exploration of various kinds of indirect evidence has thus proven essential. Making use of the most recent theoretical developments and technological breakthroughs, the contributors to this volume bring a new perspective to questions of language origins and diversification.
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