Forged by Desire Bec McMaster 2014-09-02 "Edgy, dark, and shot through with a grim, gritty intensity, McMaster's latest title adds to her mesmerizing steampunk series with another gripping, inventive stunner."-Booklist, starred review for Heart of Iron A FEAR SHE CAN'T ESCAPE Ten years ago, Perry fled her thrall contract to find sanctuary among the Nighthawks. In that time, she's become a respected woman of the Guard, and she's wanted Garrett Reed for as long as she can remember. But when a new case takes a chillingly familiar turn, Perry finds herself once again in the path of a madman...only this time, there's nowhere left to run. A DESIRE THAT CAN'T BE TEMPERED Out of their depth and racing against time, Perry and Garrett must learn to trust the desire sparking between them...or risk losing themselves forever to the darkness stalking London's streets.
Of Silk and Steam Bec McMaster 2015-03-03 RT Book Reviews 2015 Reviewers Choice Award Winner for Best Steampunk Romance "McMaster once again proves her remarkable gift for cleverly fusing a nonstop, action-driven story, a deliciously dark and atmospheric setting, and off-the-charts sensuality into one riveting read."—Booklist Fifth in a thrilling steampunk paranormal romance series, Lady Aramina finally has the means to destroy her nemesis, Leo Barrons—the only man who troubles her heart and tempts her body. When her beloved father was assassinated, Lady Aramina swore revenge. The man responsible is well beyond her grasp, but his dangerously seductive heir, Leo Barrons, is fair game. When Mina obtains evidence proving that Leo is illegitimate, she has the means to destroy both the killer and his son, a man who troubles her heart and tempts her body. A woman of mystery, Mina's long driven Leo crazy with glimpses of a fiery passion that lurks beneath her icy veneer. He knows she's hiding something, and he's determined to unravel her layer by silken layer. He just doesn't expect the beautiful liar to be the key to overthrowing the corrupt prince consort...or to saving his own carefully walled-off heart. London Steampunk Series: Kiss of Steel (Book 1) Heart of Iron (Book 2) My Lady Quicksilver (Book 3) Forged by Desire (Book 4) Of Silk and Steam (Book 5) Praise for Bec McMaster: "Action, adventure, steampunk, and blazing hot seduction...Bec McMaster offers it all."—Eve Silver, author of Sins of the Flesh for Kiss of Steel "Deftly blends elements of Steampunk and vampire romance with brilliantly successful results...darkly atmospheric and delectably sexy."—Booklist Starred Review for Kiss of Steel "Edgy, dark, and shot through with a grim, gritty intensity, McMaster's latest title adds to her mesmerizing steampunk series with another gripping, inventive stunner."—Booklist, starred review for Heart of Iron "Rich, dramatic, romantic, and dangerous..."—Publishers Weekly for Of Silk and Steam
1636: The Devil's Opera Eric Flint 2013-09-16 A new addition to the multiple New York Times best-selling Ring of Fire series. After carving a place for itself in war-torn 17th century Europe, citizens of the modern town of Grantville, West Virginia take on a murderous conspiracy of operatic proportions in Magdeburg, the capital of the United States of Europe. New York Times Best Selling Series Eric Flint and David Carrico serve up the latest entry in the best-selling alternate history saga of them all, the Ring of Fire! It is the year 1636. The United States of Europe, the new nation formed by an alliance between the Swedish king Gustavus Adolphus and the West Virginians hurled back in time by a cosmic accident, is on the verge of civil war. His brain injured in the war with Poland, the USE's emperor Gustavus Adolphus is no longer in command. Enter Swedish chancellor Oxenstierna, a leader of aristocratic reaction against democracy. His goal: to assemble the forces of the hidebound ruling class in Berlin and drown the revolution in a bloodbath. In Magdeburg, the capital of the USE, Mike Stearns' wife Rebecca Abrabanel is organizing popular resistance to Oxenstierna's plot. As part of the resistance, the American musician Marla Linder and her company of down-time musical partners are staging an opera that will celebrate the struggle against oppression. Princess Kristina, the heir to the USE's throne, is now residing in Magdeburg and is giving them her support and encouragement. But another plot is underway--this one right in the heart of the capital itself, and with murder as its method. The only people standing in the way are a crippled boy and the boxing champion who befriended him, and an unlikely pair of policemen. Can the American detective Byron Chieske and his down-timer partner Gotthilf Hoch thwart the killers before they succeed in their goal? At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). _This alternate history series isãa landmarkãÓ¾Booklist _[Eric] Flint's 1632 universe seems to be inspiring a whole new crop of gifted alternate historians.Ó¾Booklist _ãreads like a technothriller set in the age of the MedicisãÓ¾Publishers Weekly
Japanese Temari Barbara B. Suess 2007 "How can anything that looks so intricate be so simple? Learn how to make beautiful Japanese handballs in 25 stunning designs. Let these fabulous carry-along projects busy your hands, soothe your mind, and fire your imagination!" -- back cover.
Super Mario Encyclopedia: The Official Guide to the First 30 Years Nintendo 2018-10-23 Power Up! Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia: The Official Guide to the First 30 Years is jam-packed with content from all seventeen Super Mario games--from the original Super Mario Bros. to Super Mario 3D World. Track the evolution of the Goomba, witness the introduction of Yoshi, and relive your favorite levels. This tome also contains an interview with producer Takashi Tezuka, tips to help you find every coin, star, sun, and mushroom--even explanations of glitches! With information on enemies, items, obstacles, and worlds from over thirty years of Mario, Super Mario Bros. Encyclopedia is the definitive resource for everything Super Mario!
Lies & Omens Lyn Benedict 2012-04-24 Sylvie Lightner is a P.I. specializing in the unusual—in a world where magic is real, and Hell is just around the corner. After escaping secret government cells and destroying a Miami landmark, Sylvie’s trying to lay low—something that gets easier when a magical force starts taking out her enemies. But these magical attacks are a risk to bystanders, and Sylvie can’t let that slide. When the war between the government and the magical world threatens the three people closest to her—her assistant, her sister, and her lover—Sylvie has no choice but to get involved with hidden powers bent on shaping the world to their liking. Now, with death and disaster on the horizon, even if Sylvie wins, things will never be the same...
Hokusai Matthi Forrer 1991 Hokusai was one of the great masters of the Japanese woodblock print. His exquisite compositions and dynamic use of color set him apart from other printmakers, and his unequalled genius influenced both Japanese and a whole generation of Western artists. Now available for the first time in paperback, this book reproduces the artist's finest works in plates that convey the full variety of his invention, each of which is provided with an informative commentary. In his introduction, Hokusai expert Matthi Forrer traces the artist's career and defines his place in relation to his contemporaries and to the history of Japanese art. Examining all genres of the artist's prolific output -- including images of city life, maritime scenes, landscapes, views of Mount Fuji, bird and flower illustrations, literary scenes, waterfalls and bridges -- Hokusai, Prints and Drawings provides a detailed account of the artist's genius.
Achtung-Panzer! Heinz Guderian 1995 This is one of the most significant military books of the twentieth century. By an outstanding soldier of independent mind, it pushed forward the evolution of land warfare and was directly responsible for German armoured supremacy in the early years of the Second World War. Published in 1937, the result of 15 years of careful study since his days on the German General Staff in the First World War, Guderian's book argued, quite clearly, how vital the proper use of tanks and supporting armoured vehicles would be in the conduct of a future war. When that war came, just two years later, he proved it, leading his Panzers with distinction in the Polish, French and Russian campaigns. Panzer warfare had come of age, exactly as he had forecast. This first English translation of Heinz Guderian's classic book - used as a textbook by Panzer officers in the war - has an introduction and extensive background notes by the modern English historian Paul Harris.
Decorative Paper Craft GMC Editors 2016-05-12 If you are a paper fan and love all things crafty, then this new title is for you! The twenty projects cover all your paper needs. Inspirational designs feature paper cuts, party themes, handy storage and fabulous items to decorate your home. Projects include: Flowers, pompoms, paper-cut clock, butterfly chandelier.
Midnight Blue-Light Special Seanan McGuire 2013-03-05 The second book in New York Times-bestselling Seanan McGuire's witty urban fantasy InCryptid series about a family of cryptozoologists who act as a buffer between humans and the magical creatures living in secret around us. "The only thing more fun than an October Daye book is an InCryptid book." —Charlaine Harris, #1 New York Times-bestselling author of Sookie Stackhouse series Normal, adjective: Conforming to the standard or common type. See also "ordinary." Abnormal, adjective: Deviating from the common type, such as playing monster-human on the rooftops of Manhattan. See also "Verity Price." The Price family has spent generations studying the monsters of the world, working to protect them from humanity—and to protect humanity from them. Verity Price is just trying to do her job, keeping the native cryptid population of Manhattan from getting into trouble, and doing a little ballroom dancing on the side. Enter Dominic De Luca, an operative for the Covenant of St. George, and Verity's on-again, off-again boyfriend. When he tells her that the Covenant is sending a full team to assess how ready the city is for a purge, Verity finds herself between a rock and a hard place. Stay, and risk her almost-certain death, or flee, and leave the cryptids of New York with nothing between them and the Covenant. With allies and enemies on every side, and no safe way to turn, it's going to take some quickstepping for Verity to waltz out of this one. There's just one question on everyone's mind: Is this the last dance for Verity Price?
We Are Paper Toys: Print-Cut-Fold-Glue-Fun Louis Bou 2010-06-15 We Are Paper Toys! presents thirty-two of the finest paper toy designers in the world. Each artist gives us a glimpse of their world and explains their passion for paper toys through a personal interview. The book includes a CD with PDF templates of some of the paper toys showcased in this book. They are ready to be printed, cut, and pasted so you can have these small works of art in your own home. It's never too soon to start cutting, folding, pasting, and above all, having fun!
My Lady Quicksilver Bec McMaster 2013-10-01 "McMaster's characters are beautifully drawn and the tension between them is completely smoking... [a] dark, menacing and strangely beautiful world." - RT Book Reviews Determined to destroy the Echelon she despises, Rosalind Fairchild is on seemingly easy mission. Get in. Uncover the secrets of her brother's disappearance. And get out. In order to infiltrate the Nighthawks and find their leader, Blue Blooded Sir Jasper Lynch, Rosalind will pose as their secretary. A dangerous mission, but Rosalind is also the elusive Mercury, a leader in the humanist movement. But she doesn't count on Lynch being such a dangerously charismatic man, challenging her at every turn, forcing her to re-evaluate everything she knows about the enemy. He could be her most dangerous nemesis-or the ally she never dreamed existed. A stunning, action-filled paranormal romance, Bec McMaster's London Steampunk novels will appeal to fans of Gail Carriger, Kristen Callihan's Darkest London series, and the Blud series by Delilah Dawson. RITA finalist Bec McMaster's London Steampunk series: Kiss of Steel, Book 1 Honoria's last hope is the most dangerous man in London's underworld, and she may be his last hope as well Heart of Iron, Book 2 Will would do anything to protect Lena, including fighting his love for her, but seducing her may be the only way to save her My Lady Quicksilver, Book 3 Rosalind risks her life, and her heart, to get close to the one man who could find and free her brother. But will he? Forged by Desire, Book 4 RITA finalist, When Perry fled her thrall contract and joined the Nighthawks, she thought she would be safe, but danger is stalking her again Of Silk and Steam, Book 5 Mina has sworn revenge for her father's death, but the man she plans to destroy could be her own undoing, or the salvation of all London What readers are saying about My Lady Quicksilver: "twists and turns, vampires, revenge, passion, suspense and romance" "If you enjoy Steampunk, romance and paranormal romance than you are in for a real treat." "absolutely stunning" "Full of action and intrigue, this story is perfect!" "humor and red hot romance" What reviewers are saying about My Lady Quicksilver: "Rich, dramatic, romantic, and dangerous..." - Publishers Weekly "wildly imaginative, richly textured world building... the perfect choice for readers who like their historical romances sexy, action-packed, and just a tad different." - Booklist "The blend of steampunk, paranormal, suspense and romance is so well crafted into a riveting story" - Delighted Reader "a taste of paranormal, shifter, steampunk and romance all stewed in a recipe to be savored and not rushed through. " - Coffee Time Romance "beautifully crafted and immerses the reader in a fantastic story." - Worlds of Words What everyone is saying about Bec McMaster: "a must read for paranormal fans and steampunk fans alike. 5/5 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick" - Night Owl Reviews "richly imagined, gritty and dark, and full of hot heroes and hot sex... utterly delicious. " -Smart Bitches, Trashy Books "Action, adventure, steampunk, and blazing hot seduction...Bec McMaster offers it all."-Eve Silver, author of Sins of the Flesh
Heart of Iron Bec McMaster 2013-05-07 "Heart of Iron is so impressive, it deserves a seal of excellence! Like moths to a flame, readers will be drawn to the world and characters McMaster has created. Make room on your keeper shelves..."—Fresh Fiction Second in a thrilling steampunk paranormal romance series, Lena Todd is pretty and vivacious, which makes her the perfect spy against the Echelon. But when she finds herself in too deep, she'll find herself at the mercy of Will Carver, the only man she can't wrap around her finger and whose kiss she can't forget. Lena Todd makes the perfect spy. Nobody suspects the flirtatious debutante could be a sympathizer for the humanist movement haunting London's vicious blue blood elite. Not even the ruthless Will Carver, the one man she can't twist around her little finger, and the one man whose kiss she can't forget... Stricken with the loupe and considered little more than a slave-without-a-collar to the blue bloods, Will wants nothing to do with the Echelon or the dangerous beauty who drives him to the very edge of control. But when he finds a coded letter on Lena—a code that matches one he saw on a fire-bombing suspect—he realizes she's in trouble. To protect her, he must seduce the truth from her. With London on the brink of revolution, Lena and Will must race against time—and an automaton army—to stop the humanist plot before it's too late. But as they fight to save a city, the greatest danger might just be to their hearts... A fresh, suspensful paranormal romance, Bec McMaster's London Steampunk novels will appeal to fans of Gail Carriger, Kristen Callihan's Darkest London series, and the Blud series by Delilah Dawson. London Steampunk Series: Kiss of Steel (Book 1) Heart of Iron (Book 2) My Lady Quicksilver (Book 3) Forged by Desire (Book 4) Of Silk and Steam (Book 5) What readers are saying about Heart of Iron: "A clever and entertaining combination of historical romance, steampunk, paranormal and alternate history." "a vastly unique and utterly vivid world that transports readers into another place." "a perfect mix of action, romance and steampunk!" "a little dark and a lot dangerous." "Steampunk, romance, paranormal, suspense this book literally had it all." What reviewers are saying about Heart of Iron: "An engrossing, thrilling sequel." — Tynga's Reviews "Intriguing... [readers will] love the sexy, action-packed narrative. " — Publishers Weekly "McMaster's second London Steampunk Book dazzles and seduces... will leave readers breathless. 4 1⁄2 Stars, Top Pick of the Month! " — RT Book Reviews What everyone is saying about Bec McMaster: "a must read for paranormal fans and steampunk fans alike. 5/5 Stars, Reviewer Top Pick" — Night Owl Reviews "richly imagined, gritty and dark, and full of hot heroes and hot sex... utterly delicious. " —Smart Bitches, Trashy Books "Action, adventure, steampunk, and blazing hot seduction...Bec McMaster offers it all."—Eve Silver, author of Sins of the Flesh
Kawaii Coloring Book Adult Coloring World 2015-12-03 Get fantastic value for money with this huge Kawaii Coloring Book! These incredibly cute designs will provide hour upon hour of entertainment! This kawaii coloring book contains 40 single sided coloring pages. This allows you to remove each page for framing for example. This also helps reduce bleed through onto the other designs even if you are using markers, making this book suitable for everything from coloring pencils through to marker pens. The cute Japanese style designs contained within this fantastic book are created by various artists, each hand picked by us here at Adult Coloring World to ensure fantastic quality throughout. We know that sometimes you will buy a book after being impressed initially by an amazing design on the cover, only to be disappointed with the books contents when you open it. Well we make sure this never happens with any of our books and we can assure you that all of the designs inside are high quality from start to finish. This adult coloring book of kawaii designs contains a wide variety of imagery. The designs you will find inside also range from very easy simplistic designs right through to the more challenging and complicated, so there will be something to suit all tastes. If you love kawaii then what are you waiting for? Get started today!
MATLAB® Essentials William Bober 2017-09-11 All disciplines of science and engineering use numerical methods for complex problem analysis, due to the highly mathematical nature of the field. Analytical methods alone are unable to solve many complex problems engineering students and professionals confront. Introduction to MATLAB® Programming for Engineers and Scientists examines the basic elements of code writing, and describes MATLAB® methods for solving common engineering problems and applications across the range of engineering disciplines. The text uses a class-tested learning approach and accessible two-color page design to guide students from basic programming to the skills needed for future coursework and engineering practice.
ShortPacked! David Willis 2012 Shortpacked! is set in a toy store.
Christmas Papercrafts Corinne Bradd 2009-05-06 Annotation Discover over 40 fresh and inspiring designs for greetings, gifts and decorations, including colourful cards and tags and gorgeous garlands and wrapping.
I Feel Jealous Stephanie Finne 2021-06-15 In this book, readers will learn about jealousy and envy in themselves and others, how and why they feel it, how to best respond to it, and how to communicate these feelings. Social and emotional learning (SEL) concepts support growth mindset throughout, while Try This! and Grow with Goals activities at the end of the book further reinforce the content. Vibrant, full-color photos and carefully leveled text engage young readers as they learn more about states of mind, moods, and emotions. Also includes sidebars, a table of contents, glossary, index, and tips for educators and caregivers. I Feel Jealous is part of Jump!'s States of Mind series.
VLSI, Technology and Design Otto G. Folberth 1984
The Day of the Mountain Timothy Neat 2016 Since entering his eighth decade Neat has concentrated his wide-ranging creativity on the act of drawing, in sketchbooks. His prime subject is people - the common man, writers, artists, travellers, prisoners: he also addresses war, landscape, and the ancient past with visionary understanding.Of the four hundred drawings being published, only three have been publicly seen. In this book Neat. the artist, can be seen for the first time - championed by the great art critic John Berger and renowned writer Anne Michaels: these drawings are revelatory.This special signed edition, produced to the highest specification, is limited to 150 copies and is guaranteed to appeal to collectors of fine art and belle-lettres in Scotland and across Europe.Neat's books include The Summer Walkers, Part Seen Part Imagined, a two volume biography of Hamish Henderson and, most recently, These Faces, a collection of photographs and drawings (2013).
My Life as a Fifth-Grade Comedian Elizabeth Levy 1998-07-11 Bobby is the class clown. He can always be counted on to crack up his friends and sometimes even the teachers. But he can't always be counted on to stay out of trouble'and that's no joke when you're in danger of being shipped off to a special school for kids with ‘behavioral problems.' Bobby's got one last chance to prove to his teachers, his principal, and his parents'especially his super-sarcastic dad'that he can be taken seriously. His assignment: to put on a school-wide laugh-off. It's teachers vs. students'and may the best comic win. It's also a chance for Bobby to show his dad that mean jokes aren't just kidding around. Packed with kid-tested jokes and riddles, this funny novel is also a thoughtful exploration of the power of laughter to hurt'and to heal. 2000-2001 Georgia's Picture Storybook Award & Georgia's Children's Book Award Masterlist
Ugly Guide to the Uglyverse David Horvath 2008 Describes the world of a group of monsters called the Uglydolls, including the shops, services, and everyday events in Uglytown.
Fans of Japan Charlotte Maria Birch Salwey 1894
God Complex Vol. 1: Dogma Paul Jenkins 2018-07-18 A young forensics investigator finds his worldview turned upside down when a bizarre religious triple homicide introduces him to the Rulers, godlike beings who have ruled humanity since the dawn of time. From writer PAUL JENKINS (SPAWN: RESURRECTION, The Inhumans, Marvel Knights: Sentry) and artist HENDRY PRASETYA (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), GOD COMPLEX: DOGMA is a unique spin on ancient mythology with a focus on one manÍs journey of faith. Collects GOD COMPLEX #1-6
Creative Gift Wrapping W H Smith Publishers 1992-10-23 This guide to original gift wrapping will teach anyone how to make and design original wrapping paper, bows, and tags. Plus clever ideas on wrapping awkward gifts and wrapping for every occasion. Over 100 illustrations.
Sucker Punch: The Art of the Film Zack Snyder 2011-02-22 From Zack Snyder, the director of 300 and Watchmen, comes Sucker Punch; an epic action fantasy that takes us into the vivid imagination of Babydoll - a young girl, whose dream world provides the ultimate escape from her darker reality. Unrestrained by the boundaries of time and place, she is free to go where her mind takes her, but her incredible adventures blur the lines between what’s real and what is imaginary…with potentially tragic consequences. In this official book, Snyder guides you through the many amazing worlds and characters of the film, with eye-popping production art and stunning photographs by Clay Enos (Watchmen: Portraits).
Hokusai Seiji Nagata 1999 An introduction to the life and art of Japan's famous artist export, Hokusai,ritten by the curator of the Ota Memorial Museum in Tokyo. The book contains commentary on the artist's life and work, and details outlining compositionnd technique.
Scarygirl Nathan Jurevicius 2009 A sensational graphic novel for fans and collectors, starring the cult character, Scarygirl, whose designer toys, online comic, game and artwork have won her millions of fans world-wide.
Craft: Volume 01 Carla Sinclair 2006-10 Presents a project-based magazine dedicated to the renaissance within the world of crafts. This premier issue features 23 projects such as making a programmable LED shirt, turning dud shoes into great knitted boots, felt an iPod cocoon, embroider a skateboard, and others.
Women of the Silk Gail Tsukiyama 2011-04-01 In Women of the Silk Gail Tsukiyama takes her readers back to rural China in 1926, where a group of women forge a sisterhood amidst the reeling machines that reverberate and clamor in a vast silk factory from dawn to dusk. Leading the first strike the village has ever seen, the young women use the strength of their ambition, dreams, and friendship to achieve the freedom they could never have hoped for on their own. Tsukiyama's graceful prose weaves the details of "the silk work" and Chinese village life into a story of courage and strength.
Nomad Sean McKeever 2010 Captain America's sidekick Rikki Barnes is transported to another dimension where Captain America is dead and she has never existed, and she must reconnect with her brother and return to crimefighting as the superhero Nomad.
For Your Wedding: Cakes Bette Matthews 2003
Amigurumi Kokeshi Dolls Sayjai Thawornsupacharoen 2014-10-11 This little book explains how to crochet little Kokeshi Amigurumi dolls. A basic knowledge of crochet is required. Amigurumi is a Japanese word, meaning a stuffed animal toy usually made from crocheted yarn and having an oversized head. Amigurumi is a combination of the Japanese words “ami”, meaning crocheted or knitted, and “nuigurumi”, meaning stuffed doll. Kokeshi dolls are traditional wooden dolls from northern Japan. They have an enlarged head. You can decorate these little dolls with flowers, bows or ribbons. You can make them as a keychain or decoration. They make a nice gift for Christmas.
Kiss of Steel Bec McMaster 2012-09-01 "Action, adventure, steampunk, and blazing hot seduction...Bec McMaster offers it all."—Eve Silver, author of Sins of the Flesh A brilliantly creative debut where vampires, werewolves, and clockwork creatures roam the mist–shrouded streets of London... When Nowhere is Safe Most people avoid the dreaded Whitechapel district. For Honoria Todd, it's the last safe haven. But at what price? Blade is known as the master of the rookeries—no one dares cross him. It's been said he faced down the Echelon's army single–handedly, that ever since being infected by the blood–craving he's been quicker, stronger, and almost immortal. When Honoria shows up at his door, his tenuous control comes close to snapping. She's so...innocent. He doesn't see her backbone of steel—or that she could be the very salvation he's been seeking.
TEKKONKINKREET: Black & White Taiyo Matsumoto 2020-06-23 Orphaned on the mean streets of Treasure Town, lost boys Black and White must mug, steal and fight to survive. Around them moves a world of corruption and loneliness, small-time crooks and neurotic police officers, and a band of sadistic yakuza who have plans for their once-fair city. Can they rise above their environment? Surreal manga influenced by European comics. -- VIZ Media
Adventure Kartel Ashley Wood 2014-10-28 This gorgeously oversized hardcover from the creators of Lore presents the comics, posters, conceptual designs, sketches, and other beautifully rendered miscellany involving Tommy Mission and his Adventure Kartel in their battles with Zomb MD and his undead minions. Ashley Wood's artistry is available to all on a grand 11" x 17" format!
Modern Sea Power Bernard Brett 1986
Do Unto Others Michael Z. Williamson 2010-08-01 The Prescot family were miners. At one time, they were contracted to develop technology for a mineral rich but uninhabitable system. Gradually, all the investors shied away. Then the Prescots broke through with the technology needed to exploit entire planets, and incidentally develop domed playgrounds for the perversely rich, including indoor ski slopes and cable cars over megavolcanos, casinos and rides. This created the economic problem of being the richest people in the universe, having more money than most governments and effectively unlimited resources. Money is a small blessing when enemies are quite willing to spend billions for the chance at trillions. Bryan Prescot and his daughter might as well have targets painted on their backs for the thugs, kidnappers and assassins their cmpetitors would throw at them. Bodyguards were necessary¾Highly trained bodyguards who could be bought once and be utterly loyal no matter the circumstances. The altercation comes to a head inside the domes and mines of Govannon, with their enemy desperate to do anything to save their own lives, now that the gloves are off. Caron Prescot has only six bodyguards against an army, but she has two aces in the hole: The miners are on her side, and Elke, Ripple Creek's psychotic demolition expert, has a nuke. The problem with Elke having a nuke is that Elke WILL use it. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).
Japanese Prints Gabriele Fahr-Becker 2007 Ukiyo-e: 139 reproductions, grouped by artist, each accompanied by a detailed commentary This volume reproduces 139 Japanese woodblock colour prints by 43 famous masters of ukiyo-e, the popular art of the 17th to the 19th century. The originals are in the Riccar Art Museum in Tokyo, the world's largest and most celebrated collection of such prints. On account of their rarity and value, 87 of them have been designated Japanese National Treasures or Major National Cultural Heritage Items. The introductory essay, "Ukiyo-e - Origins and History", by the Curator of the Riccar Art Museum, Mitsunobu Sato, familiarizes the reader with the history of this art form. This is followed by the chapter "Cherry - Wood - Blossom", in which Thomas Zacharias, Professor at the Munich Academy of Art examines the technique, content and style of Japanese prints and their influence on European art at the turn of the century. The major section of the book consists of the 139 reproductions, grouped by artist, each accompanied by a detailed, sensitive commentary. Street scenes, lovers' trysts, festivals, portraits of courtesans and actors, landscapes and travelogues - these are the motifs of the ukiyo-e print. The dominant theme, however, is woman's beauty, the grace of her posture and attitudes, and the decorative aesthetics of her flowing garments. Amongst the most celebrated of the artists featured here are Utamaro, with his beautiful courtesans and geishas; Sharaku, with his portraits of actors on the kabuki stage; Hokusai, with his landscapes, among them the "36 Views of Mount Fuji"; and Hiroshige, with his "53 Stations on the Tokaido" and his "100 Views of Famous Places in and around Edo". The ten-page appendix includes a glossary of technical terms and biographies of all 43 artists.
The Language of Threads Gail Tsukiyama 2007-04-01 Readers of Women of the Silk never forgot the moving, powerful story of Pei, brought to work in the silk house as a girl, grown into a quiet but determined young woman whose life is subject to cruel twists of fate, including the loss of her closest friend, Lin. Now, in bestselling novelist Gail Tsukiyama's The Language of Threads, we finally learn what happened to Pei, as she leaves the silk house for Hong Kong in the 1930s, arriving with a young orphan, Ji Shen, in her care. Her first job, in the home of a wealthy family, ends in disgrace, but soon Pei and Ji Shen find a new life in the home of Mrs. Finch, a British ex-patriate who welcomes them as the daughters she never had. Their idyllic life is interrupted, however, by war, and the Japanese occupation. Pei is once again forced to make her own way, struggling to survive and to keep her extended family alive as well. In this story of hardship and survival, Tsukiyama paints a portrait of women fighting the forces of war and time to make a life for themselves.

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