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The rhetorical burden of the volume is to negotiate the complex, shifting terrain of wonder, at once explicating the unfamiliar grounds of early-modern experience while sustaining for the modern reader something of its mystifying strangeness.
Do your non-running friends wonder why anyone would want to run a marathon, or even more mystifying, an ultra-event?
An adjunct physics professor at San Diego State University and founder of the Society of Amateur Scientists, Carlson made the scientific process less mystifying in his "Science and Society" columns in the early 1990s in the Humanist and today continues that work in his "Amateur Scientists" column for Scientific American and in interviews for major publications and radio and television shows.
Done well, media relations need be no more mystifying than tenant relations or banker relations.
A mystifying case of lead poisoning, which may have lasted more than a decade, ultimately resolved itself--but not before teaching two Swedish physicians how difficult it can be diagnose its cause.
The procession may be mystifying for people who don't have that cultural or faith tradition, said Tagdulang as he recalled the reaction of friends.
Some segments of works proved more mystifying than engagingly mysterious: Such was the case in Persona, where a man on a swing at center stage and women at his sides (one battling with a box; the other with a stack of papers) evoked a three-ring circus, separated but similarly obsessive in their tasks.
Looking to explain social problems inherent to the realm, writers posited instead that the threat was "outside" thus mystifying the relations of power.
He said: "I find it mystifying, frustrating and annoying.
It might be fitting to relate Samore's coyly mystifying impulses to a cinema verite sensibility: even as he flirts with the documentary, the reality Samore opts for is the one constituted by libidinous desire - desire generated, at least in part, by our image world's promiscuous relationship with Beauty.
One of the more mystifying aspects of female choice has just gotten clearer, at least for predatory soil mites, report Izabela Lesna and Maurice W.
Levy announced today the release of Avant Garde Digital Films DVD production of the MACOMB INCIDENT(TM), a fascinating Sci-Fi documentary that uncovers the secrets behind an unexplained and mystifying event that occurred fifteen (15) years ago in Macomb, New York, a strange event that forever changed this sleepy farming community.
All five dancers performed with elegance, amplitude and little weight or edge; it was both flat and mystifying to the audience, which was equally flummoxed by Guerin's Bessie Award--winning--Two Lies, a work that makes a statement about the condition of women in a long paragraph--twenty-five minutes--when three sentences would have sufficed.
Although the mystifying streams run through forests now, during the 1950s, their watersheds had been 52 percent agricultural.
At that point, the Lions were trying to figure out the mystifying final seconds of a 27-24 loss to Oak Park, a game the Lions thought they won after stopping Oak Park (12-1) on the apparent last play of the game with a goal-line stand.