High fantasy or epic fantasy is a subgenre of fantasy, defined either by the epic nature of its setting or by the epic stature of its characters, themes, or plot. The term "high fantasy" was coined by Lloyd Alexander in a 1971 essay, "High Fantasy and Heroic Romance". High fantasy is set in an fictional world, rather than the "real" or "primary" world; this secondary world is internally consistent, but its rules differ from those of the primary world. By contrast, low fantasy is characterized by being set in the primary or real world, or a rational and familiar fictional world with the inclusion of magical elements; the romances of William Morris, such as The Well at the World's End, set in an imaginary medieval world, are sometimes regarded as the first examples of high fantasy. The works of J. R. R. Tolkien—especially The Lord of the Rings—are regarded as archetypal works of high fantasy. Stephen R. Donaldson's The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant is another example of a high fantasy series. Many high fantasy stories are told from the viewpoint of one main hero.
Much of the plot revolves around their heritage or mysterious nature. In many novels the hero is an orphan or unusual sibling with an extraordinary talent for magic or combat, they begin the story young. In other works the hero is a developed individual with a unique character and spirit; the hero begins as a childlike figure, but matures experiencing a considerable gain in fighting/problem-solving abilities along the way. The plot of the story depicts the hero's fight against the evil forces as a bildungsroman; the progress of the story leads to the character's learning the nature of the unknown forces against them, that they constitute a force with great power and malevolence. Good versus evil is a common theme in high fantasy, the character of evil is an important theme in a work of high fantasy, as in The Lord of the Rings. Indeed, the importance of the concepts of good and evil can be regarded as the distinguishing mark between high fantasy and sword and sorcery. In many works of high fantasy, this conflict marks a deep concern with moral issues.
There is some evil that must be defeated, sometimes, a mysterious Dark Lord obsessed with taking over the world and killing the main hero. The evil character is sometimes an evil sorcerer, or sometimes a kind of god or demon; the antagonist commands a large army or a group of feared servants, the protagonists appear outmatched. Role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons with campaign settings like Greyhawk by Gary Gygax, Dragonlance by Tracy Hickman and Margaret Weis and Forgotten Realms by Ed Greenwood are a common basis for many fantasy books and many other authors continue to contribute to the settings. Novels portal Eric Rücker Eddison was a pre-Tolkien high fantasy writer The Worm Ouroboros The Zimiamvian Trilogy Heroic fantasy Historical fantasy List of genres List of high fantasy fiction Low fantasy Medieval fantasy Sword and sorcery "Fantasy Genre Lecture"—A paper by Michael Joseph discussing high fantasy and referencing Alexander's theories, via Rutgers' School of Communication and Information.
"The Flat-Heeled Muse" by Lloyd Alexander, the inventor of the term "high fantasy", discusses fantasy worldbuilding and "the problems and disciplines of fantasy" "Fantasy book writing: 7 tips"—Now Novel discusses the origin of the term, referencing Lloyd Alexander and offering high fantasy writing tips
Sarah Jean Rockey is the inaugural Executive Director of the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, where she funds innovative agricultural research efforts through private/public partnerships. Prior to this position, Rockey was Deputy Director for Extramural Research at the United States National Institutes of Health, overseeing research administration for the largest research program in the world. Rockey is the third of four children of Lee Cady Rockey, she moved as a child as her father was transferred through his job at General Electric. When she was ten, her family settled in Lake Lucerne in Ohio, she graduated from Kenston High School in 1976, attended Bowling Green State University for two years and transferred to the Ohio State University where she received three degrees, a BS in Zoology and a Masters and Ph. D. in Entomology. After graduation she held a postdoctoral position at the Department of Entomology, University of Wisconsin. Rockey's career in research and grants administration began in 1986 at the U.
S. Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research and Extension Service where she held a variety of positions prior to appointment as the head of the Competitive Grants Program and the agency's Chief Information Officer in 2002, she moved to NIH in 2005 to apply her skills in research administration to the large biomedical research portfolio. She oversaw many complex initiatives while at NIH and gave special attention to workforce issues, as promoting the next generation of scientists has been a linchpin of her career. Rockey is considered a global leader in research administration and has used her various positions to further the application of science to real world problems. While at NIH, Rockey used this position to advocate for greater transparency in NIH administration, establishing the blog "Rock Talk" as a platform for communicating with the community of biomedical researchers receiving NIH extramural funding and with the general public; the Rock Talk blog was pioneering for the Federal government, as one of the first blogs to accept public comments and was the subject of a feature in Nature magazine.
Rockey has published commentary on scientific career development and, with NIH Director Francis Collins, on managing financial conflicts of interest in scientific research. Rockey retired from Federal public service after 30 years and returned to her roots in agriculture when she was appointed as the first Executive Director for the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research. FFAR funds innovation to advance agriculture through public-private research partnerships. Rockey is considered one of the central voices globally for promoting agricultural sciences as a way to improve people's lives and works with Congress, Federal agencies, other significant organizations on ag science funding and policy issues. Rockey served for five years as the Vice-President of the Human Frontiers of Science Program, international research program located in Strasbourg, France. Known for her skill in public speaking and entertaining presentations, Rockey has given hundreds of talks on various topics during the course of her career and has been featured on radio and television.
Rockey has 13 research publications and numerous other public commentaries, editorials, or focus pieces. Joseph F. Carrabino Award, National Council of University Research Administrators 2014 “For Significant Contribution to Research Administration” Presidential Rank Award. Fellow of the Entomological Society of America
Himanshi Khurana is an Indian model and actress who works in Punjabi-language films. She appeared in the Punjabi movie Sadda Haq. In 2019, she participated in the reality show Bigg Boss 13 as a contestant. Khurana hails from Punjab, she considers Suneet Kaur, as a strong motivation in her life. Khurana started her modelling career at the age of 16, she was one of the finalists in Miss PTC Punjabi 2010. In the same year she won Miss North Zone contest organised in ChandigarhShe made her debut in the Punjabi Music Industry with the song "Jodi - Big Day Party" in 2010. In 2012, she starred in the music videos for by and Izhaar. In 2013, Khurana was seen in the hit movie Sadda Haq; the year 2015 proved to be a successful year for Khurana as she worked with many singers, including Jassi Gill, Badshah, J Star, Mankirt Aulakh and others. In March 2016 she starred alongside Sukh-E in Sad Song. In 2018 Khurana made her debut as a singer with song High Standard. Khurana made her debut in Punjabi cinema as an actor with the Punjabi movie Sadda Haq which helped her in gaining fame.
Although her first Bollywood film was Jeet Lengey Jahaan. She appeared as a lead role in Punjabi movie Leather Life. 2015 Punjabi language film 2 Bol features Khurana as a lead actress. She acted in six south Indian Movies - 2 Kannada, 2 Tamil, 1 Telugu, 1 Malayalam; as of November 2019, Khurana is a celebrity contestant in the thirteenth season of the Indian version of the reality TV show Big Brother, Bigg Boss. In November 2019, Khurana confirmed on Bigg Boss 13 that she is in a committed relationship with her boyfriend of nine years named Chow. In January 2020, she confirmed that her relationship ended with her fiancé. Miss Ludhiana - Organized by Nritiya Academy. Miss North Zone 2010 - Organized in Chandigarh. Himanshi Khurana on IMDb Himanshi Khurana on Instagram Himanshi Khurana
Bedok South MRT station is a future underground Mass Rapid Transit station on the Thomson–East Coast Line in Bedok planning area, Singapore. The station will be located next to Temasek Secondary School, at the intersection of Upper East Coast Road and Bedok South Road. On 15 August 2014, LTA announced that Bedok South station would be part of the proposed Thomson East-Coast line; the station will be constructed as part of Phase 5, consisting of 2 stations between Bedok South and Sungei Bedok, is expected to be completed in 2024. The Contract T311 for the design and construction of Bedok South Station and associated tunnels was awarded to China Jingye Engineering Corporation Limited at a sum of S$188 million on April 2016. Construction will start in 2016, with completion in 2024
Torsten Wustlich is a German luger who competed from 1998 to 2010. Together with André Florschütz, he won the silver medal in the men's doubles event at the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin. Wustlich won nine medals at the FIL World Luge Championships with six golds and three silvers, his best overall finish at the FIL European Luge Championships was fifth in the men's doubles event twice. Wustlich's best overall finish in the men's doubles Luge World Cup was second three times. After Leitner/Resch and Grimette/Martin. At the Fédération Internationale de Luge de Course FIL-Luge profile at the Wayback Machine Fuzilogik Sports – Winter Olympic results – Men's luge at the Wayback Machine Hickoksports.com results on Olympic champions in luge and skeleton. At the Wayback Machine Hickok sports information on World champions in skeleton. At Archive.today List of men's doubles luge World Cup champions since 1978. At the Wayback Machine Torsten Wustlich at the International Luge Federation
Félix Joseph Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers was a French biologist and zoologist born in Montpezat in the department of Lot-et-Garonne. He was a leading authority in the field of malacology, he studied medicine in Paris, worked at Necker Hospital under Armand Trousseau. On, with Jules Haime, he travelled to the Balearic Islands to study marine life. In 1854 he returned to Paris as an assistant to Henri Milne-Edwards, soon afterwards became a professor of zoology in Lille. In 1865 he succeeded Achille Valenciennes as chair of histoire naturelle des mollusques, des vers et des zoophytes at the National Museum of Natural History, in 1868 became a professor at the University of Paris. In 1871 he was elected to French Academy of Sciences in the department of zoology. Lacaze-Duthiers is remembered for his study of the anatomy and developmental history of mussels, snails and other lower marine animals. In 1858 he discovered three mollusks in the Mediterranean. One of the species, named murex trunculus, was the source of the distinctive purple-blue dye used by the ancient Phoenicians and Canaanites.
He conducted pioneer exploration of marine life of coastal Algeria, that included scientific studies of coral. A result of this research was the publication of "Histoire naturelle du corail", he was the founder of two laboratories devoted to marine biology. A number of species bear his name, a few of them being: Strophomenia lacazei, Convoluta lacazi and Dileptus lacazei. In 1872 he founded the journal "Archives de zoologie expérimentale et générale"; this article incorporates translated text from equivalent articles at the German and French Wikipedia, whose references include: Philippe & Edward R. Jaussaud Brygoo. Museum in the Garden From 516 biographies. National Museum of Natural History in Paris: 630 p. Ronald H. Isaacs. Animals in Jewish Thought and Tradition. Jason Aronson. Pp. 159–. ISBN 978-0-7657-9976-0