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Astrobiologist (Weird Careers in Science)

This series investigates unusual careers in science-related fields and finds out about commonly considered ways in which science can be put to use. With full colour phtographs and illustrations. Ages 12-16 years.

Hollywood's American Tragedies: Dreiser, Eisenstein, Sternberg, Stevens

Theodore Dreiser's dissection of the American dream, An American Tragedy, was hailed as the greatest novel of its generation. Now a classic of American literature, the story is one to which Hollywood has repeatedly returned.Hollywood's obsession with this tale of American greed, justice, religion and sexual hypocrisy stretches across the history of cinema. Some of cinema's greatest directors - Sergei Eisenstein, Josef von Sternberg and George Stevens - have attempted to bring this classic story to the screen. Subsequently, both Jean-Luc Godard and Woody Allen have returned to the story and to these earlier adaptations.Hollywood's American Tragedies is the first detailed study of this extraordinary sequence of adaptations. What it reveals is a history of Hollywood - from its politics to its cinematography - and, much deeper, of American culture and the difficulty of telling an American tragedy in the land of the American dream.

Style and Rhetoric of Short Narrative Fiction: Covert Progressions Behind Overt Plots (Routledge Studies in Rhetoric and Stylistics)

In many fictional narratives, the progression of the plot exists in tension with a very different and powerful dynamic that runs, at a hidden and deeper level, throughout the text. In this volume, Dan Shen systematically investigates how stylistic analysis is indispensable for uncovering this covert progression through rhetorical narrative criticism. The book brings to light the covert progressions in works by the American writers Edgar Allan Poe, Stephan Crane and Kate Chopin and British writer Katherine Mansfield.

Crime Prevention Through Housing Design

This book provides specific guidance for architects, planners, and housing managers on designing to deter crime. While every estate and neighbourhood has different problems which require unique solutions, the process which leads to the solutions will be the same. This book provides specific guidance for architects, planners, and housing managers on designing to deter crime. While every estate and neighbourhood has different problems which require unique solutions, the process which leads to the solutions will be the same. The first three chapters review the various theories of crime prevention through design, and abstract from them a series of six key principles which can be applied to all housing projects. The remaining five chapters outline the practical application of these principles in the assessment, design and construction processes. The text of this book has been compiled and updated from two educational packages produced by the Institute of Advanced Architectural Studies and the Safe Neighbourhoods Unit. These were Safe as Houses (1988) and Safer Neighbourhoods (1989). Videos produced as part of those educational packages are available for use with this book.

The Scientific Papers of Sir George Darwin 5 Volume Paperback Set (Cambridge Library Collection - Physical Sciences)

Sir George Darwin (1845-1912) was the second son and fifth child of Charles Darwin. After studying mathematics at Cambridge he read for the Bar, but soon returned to science and to Cambridge, where in 1883 he was appointed Plumian Professor of Astronomy and Experimental Philosophy. His work was concerned primarily with the effect of the sun and moon on tidal forces on Earth, and with the theoretical cosmogony which evolved from practical observation: he formulated the fission theory of the formation of the moon. These five volumes of collected papers are arranged by topic, and respectively cover oceanic tides and lunar disturbances of gravity, tidal friction and cosmogony, figures of equilibrium of rotating liquid and geophysical investigations, periodic orbits, and miscelleneous papers including his inaugural lecture, his lectures on George W. Hill's lunar theory, and a biographical memoir by his brother Sir Francis Darwin.

Encyclopedia of Jewish American Popular Culture

This unique encyclopedia chronicles American Jewish popular culture, past and present in music, art, food, religion, literature, and more. Over 150 entries, written by scholars in the field, highlight topics ranging from animation and comics to Hollywood and pop psychology. Without the profound contributions of American Jews, the popular culture we know today would not exist. Where would music be without the music of Bob Dylan and Barbra Streisand, humor without Judd Apatow and Jerry Seinfeld, film without Steven Spielberg, literature without Phillip Roth, Broadway without Rodgers and Hammerstein? These are just a few of the artists who broke new ground and changed the face of American popular culture forever. This unique encyclopedia chronicles American Jewish popular culture, past and present in music, art, food, religion, literature, and more. Over 150 entries, written by scholars in the field, highlight topics ranging from animation and comics to Hollywood and pop psychology. Up-to-date coverage and extensive attention to political and social contexts make this encyclopedia is an excellent resource for high school and college students interested in the full range of Jewish popular culture in the United States. Academic and public libraries will also treasure this work as an incomparable guide to our nation's heritage. Illustrations complement the text throughout, and many entries cite works for further reading. The volume closes with a selected, general bibliography of print and electronic sources to encourage further research.

Henry V, War Criminal?: and Other Shakespeare Puzzles (Oxford World's Classics)

Loose ends and red herrings are the stuff of detective fiction, and under the scrutiny of master sleuths John Sutherland and Cedric Watts Shakespeare's plays reveal themselves to be as full of mysteries as any Agatha Christie novel. Is it summer or winter in Elsinore? Do Bottom and Titania make love? Does Lady Macbeth faint, or is she just pretending? How does a man putrefy within minutes of his death? Is Cleopatra a deadbeat Mum? And why doesn't Juliet ask 'O Romeo Montague, wherefore art thou Montague?' As Watts and Sutherland explore these and other puzzles Shakespeare's genuius becomes ever more apparent. Speculative, critical, good-humoured and provocative, their discussions shed light on apparent anachronisms, performance and stagecraft, linguistics, Star Trek and much else. Shrewd and entertaining, these essays add a new dimension to the pleasure of reading or watching Shakespeare.

Seas of Venus
Seas of Venus Sented by Jacob

Earth is a dead cinder beyond the dense clouds. On a terraformed Venus, the land is ruled by savage plants and the even more savage beasts that prey on them, while monsters out of nightmare swim though the globe-girdling seas. Mankind huddles in domed underwater Keeps, living a purposeless static existence - dedicated to pleasure but destined for oblivion later if not sooner. Only the Free Companions, the mercenaries who fight proxy wars for the Keeps, live on the surface of Venus. Their warships course the seas, battling one another in struggles to decide victory or defeat for one day, life or death for a few individuals. The Free companions live till they die with the searing thrill of danger, and their deeds bring excitement and color to the bored residents of the Keeps; but Mankind is doomed unless something changes. Few are willing to risk their lives for that change, battling both the terrifying environment and the ruthless oligarchs for whom the status quo means a lifetime of luxury. But there are a handful of courageous visionaries in the Keeps and in the Free Companies where death is a way of life!

Columbine Sented by Steve Bark

EXPANDED WITH A NEW EPILOGUE "The tragedies keep coming. As we reel from the latest horror . . ." So begins a new epilogue, illustrating how Columbine became the template for nearly two decades of "spectacle murders." It is a false script, seized upon by a generation of new killers. In the wake of Newtown, Aurora, and Virginia Tech, the imperative to understand the crime that sparked this plague grows more urgent every year. What really happened April 20, 1999? The horror left an indelible stamp on the American psyche, but most of what we "know" is wrong. It wasn't about jocks, Goths, or the Trench Coat Mafia. Dave Cullen was one of the first reporters on scene, and spent ten years on this book-widely recognized as the definitive account. With a keen investigative eye and psychological acumen, he draws on mountains of evidence, insight from the world's leading forensic psychologists, and the killers' own words and drawings-several reproduced in a new appendix. Cullen paints raw portraits of two polar opposite killers. They contrast starkly with the flashes of resilience and redemption among the survivors. *Includes reading group guide*

Beyond Seduction (A Bastion Club Novel)

In a moment of recklessness, Gervase Tregarth, 6th Earl of Crowhurst, swears he'll marry the next eligible lady to cross his path. Cloistered at his ancestral castle in Cornwall, with nary a suitable woman for miles, he never expects he'll have to fulfill his pledge, at least not until the London Season begins. But then he meets his neighbor, the very appealing Madeline Gascoigne. Years of secret service to the Crown have taught Gervase the value of always having a loophole—there will be no wedding if he and Madeline are incompatible in any way. So he sets out to prove that they would make a most dreadful match . . . by luring her into his arms and, ultimately, his bed. From their very first kiss, Gervase discovers that the headstrong and independent Madeline is no meek country miss . . . and that the fire between them will burn long beyond that first seduction.

Niall Williams - Storia della pioggia

Ruth Swain, viso affilato, labbra sottili, pelle pallida incapace di abbronzarsi, lettrice di quasi tutti i romanzi del diciannovesimo secolo, figlia di poeta giace a letto, in una mansarda sotto lapioggia, «al margine – come lei dice – tra questo e l’altro mondo». Un giorno è svenuta al college, e da allora, malata, trascorre le sue ore in compagnia dei libri ereditati dal padre. Romanzi, racconti e versi attraverso i quali si avventura su sentieri sconosciuti, vive vite altrui piene di amori e passioni travolgenti, apprende cose che pochi sanno: che Dickens, ad esempio, soffriva d’insonnia e di notte passeggiava per i cimiteri; o, ancora, che da giovane Stevenson aveva attraversato la Francia dormendo sotto le stelle, in compagnia di un’asina che somigliava vagamente a una signora di sua conoscenza. Quando si è costretti tra le pareti della propria stanza, è bello scivolare dentro altre storie, diventare Jane Austen che, dopo la dichiarazione del suo spasimante, il signor Bigg-Wither, trascorre una notte insonne, oppressa dal pensiero di mettere al mondo dei piccoli Bigg-Wither; oppure Emily Dickinson che scriveva facendo largo uso delle maiuscole. È bello, soprattutto, ripercorrere il sentiero della storia della propria famiglia, scavare tra i secoli, tra reverendi bizzarri e un vasto assortimento di eccentrici irlandesi, per scoprire il fardello dell’ambizione smisurata degli Swain: l’ossessione di un mondo migliore dove Dio possa correggere i propri errori e gli uomini e le donne possano vivere la seconda stesura della Creazione, liberi dal dolore. Mentre la pioggia batte sul tetto della mansarda, Ruth rovista cosí tra i libri e legge e raduna attorno a sé tutto quello che può: la vecchia edizione arancione di Moby Dick della Penguin, un libro che ingrassa ogni volta che lo prende, la copia di Ragione e sentimento con il ritratto di Jane con la cuffietta in testa, le memorie del Reverendo, il bisnonno che nella sua mente assomiglia al vecchio Gruffandgrim di Grandi speranze, gli appunti di Abraham, il nonno, che anziché abbracciare la chiamata del Signore abbracciò quella della pesca al salmone, i quaderni da bambino su cui Virgil, figlio di Abraham e suo amato genitore, annotava con la matita le sue poesie. Storie che, come tutte le storie, si raccontano e si leggono per scacciare il male di vivere o, come nel caso di Ruth, per mantenersi ancora «al margine tra questo e l’altro mondo». Finalista al Man Booker Prize, il prestigioso premio britannico, Storia della pioggia è uno dei romanzi piú celebrati della recente stagione letteraria. Inno al potere curativo dei libri, l’opera di Niall Williams ha incantato critici e lettori per la bellezza della sua scrittura e la sorprendente originalità con cui svolge l’antico tema del legame tra letteratura e vita. «Tutti raccontiamo storie. Le raccontiamo per passare il tempo, per dimenticare il mondo o capirlo meglio. Raccontiamo storie per scacciare il male di vivere». «Una lingua che incanta per la sua bellezza, un romanzo che, con una trama coinvolgente, tesse un’ode alla letteratura». Guardian «Destinato a diventare un classico… Una lettera d’amore alla lettura e al suo potere di ridare vita alle cose». Library Journal «Un peana al piacere di leggere». Telegraph «Compratelo, fatevelo prestare, rubatelo, ma non perdetelo!». Angela Young

Practical Rook Endings
Practical Rook Endings Sented by Luis

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A Grief Observed
A Grief Observed Sented by Steve Bark

Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moment," A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man -- or at any rate a man like me -- out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he comes to his senses. Only torture will bring out the truth. Only under torture does he discover it himself." This is a beautiful and unflinchingly honest record of how even a stalwart believer can lose all sense of meaning in the universe, and how he can gradually regain his bearings.

Clickers by Mark Williams
Clickers by Mark Williams Sented by Musa

Click Click Click Click Phillipsport, Maine is a quaint and peaceful seaside village. But when hundreds of creatures pour out of the ocean and attack, its residents must take up arms to drive the beasts back. They are the Clickers, giant venomous blood-thirsty crabs from the depths of the sea. The only warning to their rampage of dismemberment and death is the terrible clicking of their claws. But these monsters aren't merely here to ravage and pillage. They are being driven onto land by fear. Something is hunting the Clickers. Something ancient and without mercy. Deadite Press is proud to present the authors' preferred version of J. F. Gonzalez and Mark Williams' gore-soaked cult classic tribute to the giant monster B-movies of yesteryear. "Miss those glory days of cheap'n'nasty bone-crunching horror? They're back. Clickers will eat you up and spit you out!" - Peter Atkins, screenwriter for Hellraiser II & III and Wishmaster

Light Before Day
Light Before Day Sented by Jacob

Adam Murphy, a twenty-five-year-old journalist, is chasing a career-making story of a serial killer preying on young gay men in West Hollywood when he is abruptly fired by the magazine that employs him. He soon learns his former lover has disappeared, but what hes about to uncover is far more diabolical than he could ever have imagined. Light Before Day is a riveting and complex mystery set against the gothic landscape that Rice has made his own.

The Bite Before Christmas
The Bite Before Christmas Sented by Emma

With The Bite Before Christmas, New York Times bestsellers Lynsay Sands and Jeaniene Frost—two of the hottest names in paranormal romance—team up for the first time to bring lucky readers a holiday anthology…with teeth! Here are delightful brand new stories featuring familiar faces from their enormously popular Argeneau family and Night Huntress series. Lynsay and Jeaniene’s legion of loyal fans will flock to these unforgettable novellas celebrating the dreams and desires of immortals at Yuletide. Better than a midnight visit from Santa Claus, The Bite Before Christmas proves that nobody does sexy vampires better than Sands and Frost.

Rethinking Design and Interiors: Human Beings in the Built Environment

Interior design helps to shape all aspects of our lives and has now come of age both intellectually and professionally. This text sets out to change and clarify the perceptions and misconceptions about contemporary interior design by examining some of the key issues that define what it is, how it is different from architecture, what specific skills it requires and what design problems it solves. The book also aspires to provide new creative possibilities which can help not only to expand and distinguish the discipline but also elevate its stature and esteem. Provocatively written by one of the foremost educators and practitioners in the field, this book will be essential for all interior design students and teachers, as well as appealing to practitioners.

An opening repertoire for black (Club player's library) by Drazen Marovic

Grandmasters Marovis and Parma show how they tackle the problem of choosing a suitable opening repertoire for use with the black pieces and how to gain an understanding of the chosen systems. The method of examining, in brief, the backbone of an opening and then looking at how it is developed in the games of the leading masters is a tried and true one which avoids bogging down the reader in a mass of detail and is ideally suited to club players.

Locks, Safes and Security: An International Police Reference (2 volume set)

This new second edition, many years in the making, provides the reader with the information that is needed to understand both traditional mechanisms as well as the most modern and sophisticated security technology incorporated into locks and how to bypass them. The author presents extremely detailed theoretical and practical information in order to facilitate a thorough understanding of the complex subject matter. While the first edition covered many topics in summary fashion, this revised work examines each facet of the subject in extensive and, when required, intricate detail. Law enforcement, forensic examiners, the intelligence community, security management personnel, locksmiths, architects, security specialists, special operations personnel, lawyers, and others need to have this critical information presented in this book in order to deal effectively with their missions and be able to assess vulnerability through a solid theoretical understanding of the subjects covered. Information in this book has been gathered from many sources, including locksmiths, manufacturers, instructors from recognized specialized entry schools, vendors, lock suppliers, designers, engineers, inventors, forensic examiners, and others. The subject of this book is very complicated, diverse, and global. There is a great deal of history and technology incorporated within the modern lock, container, and security system. The focus of this text is to put all of this information into an understandable and useable format.

Dan Graham: Rock My Religion (Afterall Books / One Work)

An illustrated exploration of a groundbreaking work and its connections to New York's art and music scenes of the 1980s. Dan Graham's Rock My Religion (1982–1984) is a video essay populated by punk and rock performers (Patti Smith, Jim Morrison, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Eddie Cochran) and historical figures (including Ann Lee, founder of the Shakers). It represented a coming together of narrative voice-overs, singing and shouting voices, and jarring sounds and overlaid texts that proposed a historical genealogy of rock music and an ambitious thesis about the origins of North America's popular culture. Because of its passionate embrace of underground music, its low-fi aesthetics, interest in politics, and liberal approach to historiography, the video has become a landmark work in the history of contemporary moving image and art; but it has remained, possibly for the same reasons, one of Graham's least written about works―underappreciated and possibly misunderstood by the critics who otherwise celebrate him. This illustrated study of Graham's groundbreaking work fills that critical gap. Kodwo Eshun examines Rock My Religion not only in terms of contemporary art and Graham's wider body of work but also as part of the broader culture of the time. He explores the relationship between Graham and New York's underground music scene of the 1980s, connecting the artistic methods of the No Wave bands―especially their group dynamics and relationship to the audience―and Rock My Religion's treatment of working class identity and culture.

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