The Great Taboo

Author: Grant Allen
Publisher: 谷月社
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The Great Taboo. CHAPTER I. IN MID PACIFIC. CHAPTER II. THE TEMPLE OF THE DEITY. CHAPTER III. LAND; BUT WHAT LAND? CHAPTER IV. THE GUESTS OF HEAVEN. CHAPTER V. ENROLLED IN OLYMPUS. CHAPTER VI. FIRST DAYS IN BOUPARI. CHAPTER VII. INTERCHANGE OF CIVILITIES. CHAPTER VIII. THE CUSTOMS OF BOUPARI. CHAPTER IX. SOWING THE WIND. CHAPTER X. REAPING THE WHIRLWIND. CHAPTER XI. AFTER THE STORM. CHAPTER XII. A POINT OF THEOLOGY. CHAPTER XIII. AS BETWEEN GODS. CHAPTER XIV. "MR. THURSTAN, I PRESUME." CHAPTER XV. THE SECRET OF KORONG. CHAPTER XVI. A VERY FAINT CLUE. CHAPTER XVII. FACING THE WORST. CHAPTER XVIII. TU-KILA-KILA PLAYS A CARD. CHAPTER XIX. DOMESTIC BLISS. CHAPTER XX. COUNCIL OF WAR. CHAPTER XXI. METHUSELAH GIVES SIGN. CHAPTER XXII. TANTALIZING, VERY. CHAPTER XXIII. A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAD. CHAPTER XXIV. AN UNFINISHED TALE. CHAPTER XXV. TU-KILA-KILA STRIKES. CHAPTER XXVI. A RASH RESOLVE. CHAPTER XXVII. A STRANGE ALLY. CHAPTER XXVIII. WAGER OF BATTLE. CHAPTER XXIX. VICTORY—AND AFTER? CHAPTER XXX. SUSPENSE. CHAPTER XXXI. AT SEA: OFF BOUPARI. CHAPTER XXXII. THE DOWNFALL OF A PANTHEON.

Grant Allen The Great Taboo

Author: Grant Allen
Publisher: Horse's Mouth
ISBN: 9781785432941
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Grant Allen The Great Taboo. Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen was born on February 24th, 1848 at Alwington, near Kingston, Canada West (now part of Ontario). Home schooled until 13 when his family moved to England, Grant was to become a highly regarded science writer who branched out to a fiction career and became enormously popular. His work helped propel several genres of fiction and whilst his career was short it was enormously productive. Grant's scientific background enabled him to root much of his work in a plausibility that was denied to others. He had little fear in challenging a society that treated women as second class citizens and creating best sellers from such works. On October 25th 1899 Grant Allen died at his home in Hindhead, Haslemere, Surrey, England. He died just before finishing Hilda Wade. The novel's final episode, which he dictated to his friend, doctor and neighbour Sir Arthur Conan Doyle from his bed appeared under the appropriate title, The Episode of the Dead Man Who Spoke in 1900.

Today S Great Taboo Marriage

Author: Kortia J Cousin
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1512786462
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Today S Great Taboo Marriage . Today’s Great Taboo . . . Marriage is written to show married couples just how much society has affected or is trying to affect their marriages. The book answers the “hard” questions husbands and wives are afraid to discuss! Some of these are about having adulterous relationships outside of marriage and calling it normal. Another is about the fact that it is okay for women to seek intimate emotional comfort from another male besides their husband. More than anything, society portrays sanctified marriage as out of date or just plain unimportant. These are only few of the points that will be discussed. So if your marriage falls into these categories or you believe your marriage is not where it needs to be, then Today’s Great Taboo . . . Marriage is for you!

The Great Taboo Allen

Author: Grant Allen
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9780554363547
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The Great Taboo Allen . This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Great Taboo By

Author: Grant Allen
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781544046396
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The Great Taboo By. Charles Grant Blairfindie Allen (February 24, 1848 - October 25, 1899) was a Canadian science writer and novelist, and a proponent of the theory of evolutionAllen was born near Kingston, Canada West (known as Ontario after Confederation), the second son of Catharine Ann Grant and the Rev. Joseph Antisell Allen, a Protestant minister from Dublin, Ireland. His mother was a daughter of the fifth Baron de Longueuil. Allen was educated at home until, at age 13, he and his parents moved to the United States, then to France, and finally to the United Kingdom. He was educated at King Edward's School in Birmingham and at Merton College in Oxford, both in the United Kingdom. After graduation, Allen studied in France, taught at Brighton College in 1870-71, and in his mid-twenties became a professor at Queen's College, a black college in Jamaica. Despite being the son of a minister, Allen became an agnostic and a socialist.

Taboo

Author: Jon Entine
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786724501
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Taboo. In virtually every sport in which they are given opportunity to compete, people of African descent dominate. East Africans own every distance running record. Professional sports in the Americas are dominated by men and women of West African descent. Why have blacks come to dominate sports? Are they somehow physically better? And why are we so uncomfortable when we discuss this? Drawing on the latest scientific research, journalist Jon Entine makes an irrefutable case for black athletic superiority. We learn how scientists have used numerous, bogus "scientific" methods to prove that blacks were either more or less superior physically, and how racist scientists have often equated physical prowess with intellectual deficiency. Entine recalls the long, hard road to integration, both on the field and in society. And he shows why it isn't just being black that matters—it makes a huge difference as to where in Africa your ancestors are from.Equal parts sports, science and examination of why this topic is so sensitive, Taboois a book that will spark national debate.

Genghis Khan And The Making Of The Modern World

Author: Jack Weatherford
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307237818
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Genghis Khan And The Making Of The Modern World. The name Genghis Khan often conjures the image of a relentless, bloodthirsty barbarian on horseback leading a ruthless band of nomadic warriors in the looting of the civilized world. But the surprising truth is that Genghis Khan was a visionary leader whose conquests joined backward Europe with the flourishing cultures of Asia to trigger a global awakening, an unprecedented explosion of technologies, trade, and ideas. In Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Jack Weatherford, the only Western scholar ever to be allowed into the Mongols’ “Great Taboo”—Genghis Khan’s homeland and forbidden burial site—tracks the astonishing story of Genghis Khan and his descendants, and their conquest and transformation of the world. Fighting his way to power on the remote steppes of Mongolia, Genghis Khan developed revolutionary military strategies and weaponry that emphasized rapid attack and siege warfare, which he then brilliantly used to overwhelm opposing armies in Asia, break the back of the Islamic world, and render the armored knights of Europe obsolete. Under Genghis Khan, the Mongol army never numbered more than 100,000 warriors, yet it subjugated more lands and people in twenty-five years than the Romans conquered in four hundred. With an empire that stretched from Siberia to India, from Vietnam to Hungary, and from Korea to the Balkans, the Mongols dramatically redrew the map of the globe, connecting disparate kingdoms into a new world order. But contrary to popular wisdom, Weatherford reveals that the Mongols were not just masters of conquest, but possessed a genius for progressive and benevolent rule. On every level and from any perspective, the scale and scope of Genghis Khan’s accomplishments challenge the limits of imagination. Genghis Khan was an innovative leader, the first ruler in many conquered countries to put the power of law above his own power, encourage religious freedom, create public schools, grant diplomatic immunity, abolish torture, and institute free trade. The trade routes he created became lucrative pathways for commerce, but also for ideas, technologies, and expertise that transformed the way people lived. The Mongols introduced the first international paper currency and postal system and developed and spread revolutionary technologies like printing, the cannon, compass, and abacus. They took local foods and products like lemons, carrots, noodles, tea, rugs, playing cards, and pants and turned them into staples of life around the world. The Mongols were the architects of a new way of life at a pivotal time in history. In Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World, Jack Weatherford resurrects the true history of Genghis Khan, from the story of his relentless rise through Mongol tribal culture to the waging of his devastatingly successful wars and the explosion of civilization that the Mongol Empire unleashed. This dazzling work of revisionist history doesn’t just paint an unprecedented portrait of a great leader and his legacy, but challenges us to reconsider how the modern world was made. From the Hardcover edition.

The Greatest Taboo

Author: Delroy Constantine-Simms
Publisher: Alyson Publications
ISBN: 9781555835644
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The Greatest Taboo. Does homosexuality remain the greatest taboo in black culture? Delroy Constantine-Simms has compiled 28 powerful, provocative essays from academics and writers of all ethnic heritages, genders, and sexualities, that explore this issue and examine the often volatile relationships between black gay men and lesbians and others of their race. Sweeping in scope - running from 19th-century slave quarters to post-apartheid South Africa, and from RuPaul to the Wu Tang Clan- this is a significant contribution to gay and black studies alike.