Doing Grammar Max Morenberg 1997-01-01 The new edition of this innovative text employs insights from contemporary linguistic theories but builds them into a practical and coherent system that stays firmly rooted within traditional models. Its down-to-earth explanations about how language works are illustrated at every step with diagrams and other visual models. The examples and exercises consist of provocative and intelligent sentences, not desiccated grammar-book examples. Each chapter includes a sentence-analysis exercise with fifty problems. Answers are provided for ten sentences per chapter. A new chapter on how grammar functions in literature and how it is used to improve writing extends the applications of Doing Grammar in this second edition, which also includes new introductory chapter outlines and thoroughly revised chapter summaries. The new edition was class tested for over a year. Every page has been re-thought and redefined to make grammatical analysis clear, understandable, useful, and interesting. It will be an invaluable guide for students in introductory and advanced grammar and composition courses and for all readers seeking to discover how language works.
American Spartan Ann Scott Tyson 2014-03-25 Lawrence of Arabia meets Sebastian Junger's War in this unique, incendiary, and dramatic true story of heroism and heartbreak in Afghanistan written by a Pulitzer Prize–nominated war correspondent. Army Special Forces Major Jim Gant changed the face of America’s war effort in Afghanistan. A decorated Green Beret who spent years in Afghanistan and Iraq training indigenous fighters, Gant argued for embedding autonomous units with tribes across Afghanistan to earn the Afghans’ trust and transform them into a reliable ally with whom we could defeat the Taliban and counter al-Qaeda networks. The military's top brass, including General David Petraeus, commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan, approved, and Gant was tasked with implementing his controversial strategy. Veteran war correspondent Ann Scott Tyson first spoke with Gant when he was awarded the Silver Star in 2007. Tyson soon came to share Gant’s vision, so she accompanied him to Afghanistan, risking her life to embed with the tribes and chronicle their experience. And then they fell in love. Illustrated with dozens of photographs, American Spartan is their remarkable story—one of the most riveting, emotional narratives of wartime ever published.
Pokémon Origami: Fold Your Own Alola Region Pokémon The Pokemon Company International 2018-01-09 Folding Fun for Everyone—Island Style! Every Pokémon fan is happy to see Pokémon in new shapes and styles, and these new origami Pokémon include Pikachu and nine more Pokémon friends from the islands of Alola, including Rowlet, Litten, and Popplio! Pokémon Origami: Fold Your Own Alola Region Pokémon offers lots of new ways to play with the Pokémon you love best! In these detailed pages, you get the full how-to guide, including: Simple step-by-step origami walkthroughs! All the materials needed to complete your 10 Pokémon, including special sheets of origami paper! Helpful full-color examples of all the finished origami Pokémon! Tips and tricks to keep your Pokémon looking extra sharp! Turn your favorite Pokémon into folded art with the easy origami projects in Pokémon Origami: Fold Your Own Alola Region Pokémon today!
And Another Thing... Eoin Colfer 2009-10-12 And Another Thing ... will be the sixth novel in the now improbably named Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy. Eight years after the death of its creator, Douglas Adams, the author's widow, Jane Belson, has given her approval for the project to be continued by the international number one bestselling children's writer, Eoin Colfer, author of the Artemis Fowl novels. Douglas Adams himself once said, 'I suspect at some point in the future I will write a sixth Hitchhiker book. Five seems to be a wrong kind of number, six is a better kind of number.' Belson said of Eoin Colfer, 'I love his books and could not think of a better person to transport Arthur, Zaphod and Marvin to pastures new.' Colfer, a fan of Hitchhiker since his schooldays, said, 'Being given the chance to write this book is like suddenly being offered the superpower of your choice. For years I have been finishing this incredible story in my head and now I have the opportunity to do it in the real world.' Prepare to be amazed...
International Relations Joshua S. Goldstein 2013 ALERT: Before you purchase, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a CourseID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products. Packages Access codes for Pearson's MyLab & Mastering products may not be included when purchasing or renting from companies other than Pearson; check with the seller before completing your purchase. Used or rental books If you rent or purchase a used book with an access code, the access code may have been redeemed previously and you may have to purchase a new access code. Access codes Access codes that are purchased from sellers other than Pearson carry a higher risk of being either the wrong ISBN or a previously redeemed code. Check with the seller prior to purchase. -- Updated in its 10th edition, International Relations is praised for being the most current and comprehensive introduction to international relations theory as well as security, economic, and global issues. Thoroughly updated to cover world affairs through 2012, this survey text explores relations among states and the influence of transnational actors and events. Applying a broad range of theoretical perspectives to show readers how to analyze current events, International Relations offers the best tools for understanding what is happening in the world today.
5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides) The Oatmeal 2010-10-01 In Matthew Inman's New York Times best selling 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides), samurai sword-wielding kittens and hamsters that love .50-caliber machine guns commingle with a cracked out Tyrannosaur that is extremely hard to potty train. Bacon is better than true love and you may awake in the middle of the night to find your nephew nibbling on your toes. Inman creates these quirky scenes for theoatmeal.com, which launched in July 2009 and already has more than 82 million page views. In fact, every 15 to 30 seconds, someone Googles one of theoatmeal.com's creations. Now, 60 of Inman's comic illustrations and life-bending guides are presented in full-color inside 5 Very Good Reasons to Punch a Dolphin in the Mouth (And Other Useful Guides). Consider such handy advice as: 4 Reasons to Carry a Shovel at All Times, 6 Types of Crappy Hugs, 8 Ways to Tell if Your Loved One Plans to Eat You, 17 Things Worth Knowing About Your Cat, and 20 Things Worth Knowing About Beer.
Mandala Designs Artist's Coloring Book Peter Pauper Press Inc 2014-11-03 Each book features 31 designs on acid-free art-grade paper. One-sided printing and micro-perforation make it easy to detach and display your colorful masterpieces! 31 perforated pages. Binding lies flat for ease of use.
Icha Icha Kakashi Book Animely Animely 2020-05-20 Icha Icha is a series of adult novels written by Jiraiya after the commercial failure of The Tale of the Utterly Gutsy Shinobi., Kakashi Hatake is a particular fan of the series
The Night Stalkers Michael J. Durant 2006-12-28 From the New York Times bestselling authors of In the Company of Heroes comes a thrilling account of military aviation for history buffs and “for those who love vivid tales of battlefield heroics” (Publishers Weekly). In the world of covert warfare, Special Operations pilots are notoriously close-lipped about what they do. They don’t talk about their missions to anyone outside their small community. But now, Michael J. Durant and Steven Hartov shed fascinating light on the mysterious elite commandos known as SOAR (Special Operations Aviation Regiment) and take readers into a shadowy world of combat they have only imagined.
International Relations, 2013-2014 Update Joshua S. Goldstein 2013-07-08 The most current and comprehensive introduction to international relations theory Thoroughly updated to cover world affairs through 2013, International Relations is praised for being the most current and comprehensive introduction to international relations theory, as well as security, economic, and global issues. MyPoliSciLab is an integral part of the Goldstein program. Key learning applications include MyPoliSciLab Video Series, Explorer and Simulations. A better teaching and learning experience This program will provide a better teaching and learning experience–for you and your students. Here’s how: Personalize Learning– MyPoliSciLab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program. It helps students prepare for class and instructor gauge individual and class performance. Explore Concepts and Current Events–Includes a balanced survey of security, economic, and transnational issues. Improve Critical Thinking–Feature boxes help students apply international relations theory to current world problems. Engage Students–A four-color design and numerous figures, maps, and photos offer a current and lively reading experience. Emphasize Learning Outcomes–In MyPoliSciLab, study plans based on book-specific learning objectives give students follow-up reading, video, and multimedia activities for further practice. Support Instructors–A full set of supplements, including MyPoliSciLab, provides instructors with all the resources and support they need. 0205972152 / 9780205972159 International Relations: 2013-2014 Update Plus New MyPoliSciLab with eText -- Access Card Package, 10/e Package consists of: 0205949975 / 9780205949977 NEW MyPoliSciLab with Pearson eText -- Valuepack Access Card 0205971369 / 9780205971367 International Relations, 2013-2014 Update NOTE: MyPoliSciLab does not come automatically packaged with this text.
Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art 2 Gallery 1988 2013-10-15 INTRODUCING THE SECOND CULT MOVIE-ART BOOK FROM GALLERY 1988, ONE OF THE WORLD'S MOST TALKED ABOUT ART GALLERIES! An impressive cult movie art collection, featuring art from Gallery 1988, a Los Angeles art gallery that focuses on pop-culture themed artwork. Be prepared to see your favourite cult movies as you've never seem them before!This second volume of Cult Movie Art collects the best of the last two years of the show, with pieces inspired by Escape From New York, Shaun of the Dead, Ghostbusters, The Princess Bride, The Big Lebowski and many moreGallery 1988's annual cult movie-inspired Crazy 4 Cult art show has become a phenomenon. 2012's show moved from LA for the first time, with a triumphant opening in New York
USB Embedded Hosts Jan Axelson 2011-11-01 Developers who want to access USB devices from their embedded systems will find a helpful resource in USB Embedded Hosts: The Developer’s Guide. This new book from the author of USB Complete shows how small systems can take advantage of the same wealth of USB devices available to conventional PCs. The book begins with a review of USB host communication protocols. Readers then learn which USB host requirements are relaxed for embedded systems and what new requirements some embedded systems must meet. To help in selecting a development platform, the book explores available hardware and software for USB host communications in small systems. The heart of the book focuses on communicating with USB devices. The topics (with example code) include USB drives, keyboards, virtual serial ports, network bridges, mics, speakers, video cameras, and printers, plus devices that don’t fit defined USB classes. Also discussed are systems that support both USB host and device functions. The example code is written for the BeagleBoard-xM open development board using a distribution of Linux targeted to small systems. Also covered is how to use Linux commands and utilities to learn about, monitor, and debug communications with USB devices.
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One Tribe at a Time Jim Gant 2014-03-26 "Major Jim Gant, a man seen by many of us as the 'perfect insurgent,'--an inspiring, gifted, courageous leader... -- GENERAL DAVID H. PETRAEUS (U.S. Army, Ret.) THE PAPER THAT ROCKED OSAMA BIN LADEN Team members during the May 2, 2011 U.S. military raid that killed Osama Bin Laden seized piles of Al Qaeda intelligence. One piece of evidence found in Bin Laden's personal sleeping quarters was an English language copy of Jim Gant's One Tribe at a Time. It contained notes in the margins consistent with others identified as written by Osama Bin Laden. A directive from Osama Bin Laden to his intelligence chief was also discovered. It identified Jim Gant by name as an impediment to Al Qaeda's operational objectives for eastern Afghanistan. Bin Laden ordered that Gant be assassinated. "[One Tribe at a Time] was hugely important...at a time when I was looking for ideas on Afghanistan...[Gant] was the first to write it down, in a very coherent fashion, very readable, very encouraging frankly...and there is enormous power in that." --General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.) quoted in American Spartan: The Promise, The Mission, and The Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant by Ann Scott Tyson Washington Post reporter Ann Scott Tyson read "One Tribe at a Time," and - informed by her combat experience in Afghanistan and Iraq and her eight years as a reporter in China - she realized that Jim's paper made sense. She decided to write a story about Jim entitled, "Jim Gant, the Green Beret who could win the war in Afghanistan." After the article appeared in January 2010, as Jim was in Washington, D.C., attending Pashto language training, he met Ann and the two fell in love. She followed his mission in Afghanistan and wrote AMERICAN SPARTAN: The Promise, the Mission, and the Betrayal of Special Forces Major Jim Gant.
The Al Qaeda Reader Raymond Ibrahim 2007-08-07 The global war on terror is not just a military conflict but a war of ideas. Indeed it is in some respects primarily an ideological struggle. Yet it is a war we cannot win without a broader understanding of al-Qaeda's goals and motives. What do our enemies believe? What motivates their war against the West? What is their vision of the ideal Islamic society? Surprisingly, more than five years after 9/11, there is very little understanding of these questions. Despite our tendency to dismiss Islamic extremism as profoundly irrational, al-Qaeda is not without a coherent body of beliefs. Like other totalitarian movements, the movement’s leaders have rationalized their brutality in a number of published treatises. Now, for the first time, The Al Qaeda Reader gathers together the essential texts and documents that trace the origin, history, and evolution of the ideas of al-Qaeda founders Ayman al-Zawahiri and Osama bin Laden. This extraordinary collection of the key texts of the al-Qaeda movement—including incendiary materials never before translated into English—lays bare the minds, motives, messages, and ultimate goals of an enemy bent on total victory. Al-Qaeda’s chilling ideology calls for a relentless jihad against non-Muslim “infidels,” repudiates democracy in favor of Islamic law, stresses the importance of martyrdom, and mocks the notion of “moderate” Islam. Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of these works is how grounded they are in the traditional sources of Islamic theology: the Koran and the teachings of the Prophet. The founders of al-Qaeda use these sources as powerful weapons of persuasion, reminding followers (and would-be recruits) that Muhammad and his warriors spread Islam through the power of the sword and that the Koran is not merely allegory or history but literal truth that commands all Muslims to action. In addition to laying bare al-Qaeda’s ultimate motives, The Al Qaeda Reader includes the organization’s propagandist speeches, which are directed primarily at Americans, Europeans, and Iraqis. Here, al-Qaeda’s many "official" accusations against the West are meticulously delineated, from standard complaints such as the Palestinian issue and Iraq to wholly unexpected ones concerning the U.S.’s exploitation of women and the environment. Taken together, the Theology and Propaganda sections of this volume reveal the most comprehensive picture of al-Qaeda to date. They also highlight the double-speak of bin Laden and Zawahiri, who often say one thing to Muslims in their religious treatises ("We must hate and fight the West because Islam commands it") and another in their propaganda directed at the West ("The West is the aggressor and we are fighting back merely in self-defense"). Westerners from across the political spectrum will be fascinated and enlightened by The Al Qaeda Reader’s insights into the nature of Islamic texts and the ways in which al-Qaeda has used these texts to manufacture hatred against our civilization and our way of life.
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Khaki Files Neeraj Kumar 2019-10-24 December 13, 2001: Pak-based terrorists carry out an audacious attack on the Indian Parliament killing eight security personnel and a gardener; all five terrorists are killed in their gun-battle with policemen deployed at the citadel of Indian democracy; the case is solved and all accused arrested within 72 hours. December 16, 2012: a 23-year-old physiotherapist is brutally gang raped in a moving bus in Delhi; the case is cracked within five days despite the lack of initial leads; a head constable loses his life in the line of duty during riots that follow the dastardly crime. In Khaki Files, Neeraj Kumar, a former Delhi Police Commissioner revisits many such high profile police cases of his career -from investigation of one of the biggest lottery frauds in the country to foiled ISI attempt to kill Tarun Tejpal and Anirudh Behal of Tehalka-bringing to light numerous achievements of the country's police force, otherwise largely reviled and ridiculed.
Creative Haven Peacock Designs Coloring Book Marty Noble 2014-05-21 Inspired by traditional arts and antiquities as well as vintage wallpapers, mosaics, and pottery motifs, these 31 images also include original designs. Printed on one side only of perforated pages.
Hex Your Ex Adams Media 2019-01-01 100 edgy spells and rituals to help you get what you want—whether it’s money, love, revenge, happiness, or whatever else your heart desires. It’s time to get what you want on your own terms. From making more money, righting wrongs, getting revenge, and finding much-deserved happiness, the magick in Hex Your Ex can help you accomplish everything you want—your way. Learn how to practice magick safely and properly, and use what you’ve learned to better yourself and your life. With over 100 spells, rituals, and hexes, such as a magick balm to heal a broken heart, a spell to stop a cheating lover, a potion for quick cash, a freedom from fear ritual, and even a spell for sweet dreams—plus many more! Each spell, charm, or ritual is specially created to help you achieve your goals, no matter what they may be. With tips on when to cast each spell, what kind of props to use to make spells extra potent, and more, you’ll be living the life of your dreams faster than you can say Abracadabra!
My House Is Killing Me! Jeffrey C. May 2020-12-01 This book is a must for all home occupants as well as perfect for those contemplating moving to or purchasing a property.
Nothing But Trouble Michael McGarrity 2006-12-05 Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney is back in the tenth and most entertaining novel in Michael McGarrity's acclaimed mystery series. After years away on the pro rodeo circuit, Johnny Jordan struts into Santa Fe to ask his boyhood friend, Santa Fe Police Chief Kevin Kerney, to serve as a technical advisor on a contemporary Western movie to be filmed along the Mexican border. Kerney agrees and plans a working vacation on location, in a remote area of the state known as the Bootheel, with his wife, Lt. Colonel Sara Brannon, and their three-year-old son, Patrick. But, a dead man on the road near an isolated border crossing, a federal undercover investigation into immigrant smuggling, the search for a fugitive from military justice hiding somewhere in Europe, and Johnny Jordan's troublesome behavior all ensure that nothing goes as planned. As separate investigations embroil them in circumstances that will forever change their lives, Kerney must care for Patrick while Sara plays a dangerous game of Pentagon politics. Packed with family secrets, international intrigue, and memorable characters, this is McGarrity's most ambitious and involving novel to date-- traveling an accelerating arc from Santa Fe to the desert grasslands and mountains of the Bootheel, to the most secret levels of the Pentagon, to a resort town on the coast of Ireland, and back to an adrenaline-charged climax on a desolate landing strip a few miles north of the Mexican border.
100 (monologues) Eric Bogosian 2014-05-05 This new collection by one of America’s premier performers and most innovative and provocative artists includes 100 monologues from his acclaimed plays and solo shows including: Drinking in America; Men Inside; Pounding Nails in the Floor with My Forehead; Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll and more. Also included are additional pieces from Talk Radio and Notes from Underground.
Sun Bread Elisa Kleven 2004-03-01 During the dreary winter, a baker decides to bring warmth to her town by baking bread as golden and glorious as the sun itself.
Creative Haven Butterflies Flights of Fancy Coloring Book Marjorie Sarnat 2020-12-16 Rendered in a wide range of glorious and imaginative styles, from Art Nouveau to psychedelic, 31 stunning butterfly designs are enriched with decorative floral arrangements that showcase Marjorie Sarnat's signature style.
Queen Bee 1 Shizuru Seino 2019-09-10 A high-tension high-school romantic comedy with a heroine whose pure love is like an attack! Due to her scary face and penchant for fighting, high schooler Mihane Hirata is known as the "Killer Demon." But, she's actually an earnest 16-year old in love ... While trying to get closer to her beloved Toma, the cutest guy in her class, she accidentally confesses her love to him! Not only that, but before Toma can respond, Mihane suggests that they try dating for three days ... ?!
Primus 7 Johnny O'Bryant 2018-06-15 Seven and Silva Ajamu witness the deaths of their father and grandfather by the hands of Arthur Grove. They are saved by Viktor Espinoza a former soldier who raises them as his own. Viktor must teach the boys how to harness their power before its too late. Meanwhile, Grove has a dark energy brewing inside him that can alter the balance of Primordia as we know it. Can the brothers work together and unlock their full potential?
Drawn Out Tom Scott 2017-10-25 Drawn Out is a hilarious, heartbreaking, heart-warming account of Tom Scott's tragicomic childhood, his manic student-newspaper days, his turbulent years stumbling through the corridors of power, his fallings out with prime ministers, his collaborations with comic legends John Clarke, A.K. Grant and Murray Ball, his travels to the ends of the earth with his close friend Ed Hillary, and more... 'A first-class memoir of a highly memorable life. Here is an important (often hilarious) writer and immensely gifted cartoonist, insightfully chronicling quite momentous changes in our political and social landscape.' Jim Mora, New Zealand Books
Iron Man 3: Suits of Armor Marvel Press 2013-04-02 With the Mandarin wreaking havoc around the world, Tony Stark must jump into action as Iron Man! But with a villain so powerful, will he choose the right armor to handle the job? Discover Tony's vast collection of armors as he and JARVIS pick the best suit to battle the Mandarin!
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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.
Creative Haven Owls Coloring Book Marjorie Sarnat 2015-07-15 More than 30 fanciful full-page illustrations depict the wisest of birds in lush, tapestry-like settings. Covered with flowers, paisleys, and other fun-to-color patterns, these adorable owls are posed against vivid backgrounds brimming with intricate designs. Pages are perforated and printed on one side only for easy removal and display. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Owls and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.
The Superhero Book Gina Misiroglu 2012-04-01 Appealing to the casual comic book reader as well as the hardcore graphic novel fan, this ultimate AtoZ compendium describes everyone’s favorite participants in the eternal battle between good and evil. With nearly 200 entries examining more than 1,000 heroes, icons and their place in popular culture, it is the first comprehensive profile of superheroes across all media, following their path from comic book stardom to radio, television, movies, and novels. The best-loved and most historically significant superheroes—mainstream and counterculture, famous and forgotten, best and worst—are presented with numerous full-color illustrations, including dozens of classic comic covers. Each significant era of the superhero is explored—from the Golden Age of the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s through the Modern Age—providing a unique perspective of the role of the hero over the course of the 20th century and beyond. This latest edition has been revised to reflect updates on existing characters, coverage of new characters, and recent films and media trends in the last several years.
All Blacks Don't Cry John Kirwan 2011-04-04 I've been to hell and I'm back. If you're in that same place, then I understand what you're going through. 'John Kirwan was one of the most devastating wingers New Zealand, and world, rugby had ever seen. A prominent and revered figure at the dawn of the professional age of rugby, he seemed to live a charmed life. But nobody knew, though, that behind closed doors 'JK' was living a life of torment. Afflicted with depression for many years including those as a high-profile sportsman. Kirwan was able to survive by reaching out, seeking help from those closest to him. All Blacks Don't Cry is John Kirwan's story of hope, of working through the pain and living a full life. It is a poignant, inspirational and helpful example for anybody battling depression. At my worst moments, I lost all sense of hope for the future. As I began to slowly get better, I began to be able to say to myself, 'this will pass, you'll get through this. Hang on to hope.'
Secrets of Winning Baccarat Brian Kayser 2003-04-22 The good news: For the average player, baccarat offers the best odds in the house, giving the house barely a 1 per cent edge without using any winning strategies.
Creating Q*bert and Other Classic Video Arcade Games Warren Davis 2021-11-30 Creating Q*bert and Other Classic Video Arcade Games takes you inside the video arcade game industry during the classic decades of the 1980s and 1990s. Warren Davis, the creator of the groundbreaking Q*bert, worked as a member of the creative teams who developed some of the most popular video games of all time, including Joust 2, Mortal Kombat, NBA Jam, and Revolution X. In a witty and entertaining narrative, Davis shares insightful stories that offer a behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to work as a designer and programmer at the most influential and dominant video arcade game manufacturers of the era, including Gottlieb, Williams/Bally/Midway, and Premiere. Likewise, the talented artists, designers, creators, and programmers Davis has collaborated with over the years reads like a who’s who of video gaming history: Eugene Jarvis, Tim Skelly, Ed Boon, Jeff Lee, Dave Thiel, John Newcomer, George Petro, Jack Haegar, and Dennis Nordman, among many others. The impact Davis has had on the video arcade game industry is deep and varied. At Williams, Davis created and maintained the revolutionary digitizing system that allowed actors and other photo-realistic imagery to be utilized in such games as Mortal Kombat, T2, and NBA Jam. When Davis worked on the fabled Us vs. Them, it was the first time a video game integrated a live action story with arcade-style graphics. On the one-of-a-kind Exterminator, Davis developed a brand new video game hardware system, and created a unique joystick that sensed both omni-directional movement and rotation, a first at that time. For Revolution X, he created a display system that simulated a pseudo-3D environment on 2D hardware, as well as a tool for artists that facilitated the building of virtual worlds and the seamless integration of the artist’s work into game code. Whether you’re looking for insights into the Golden Age of Arcades, would like to learn how Davis first discovered his design and programming skills as a teenager working with a 1960s computer called a Monrobot XI, or want to get the inside scoop on what it was like to film the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band Aerosmith for Revolution X, Davis’s memoir provides a backstage tour of the arcade and video game industry during its most definitive and influential period.
Humble by Nature Kate Humble 2021-07-01 'You'd have to have a heart of stone not to be touched by Kate's enthusiasm for her new way of life' - Daily Mail In 2007, after 20 years of living in London, Kate Humble and her husband Ludo decided it was time to leave city life behind them. Three years later, now the owner of a Welsh smallholding, Kate hears that a nearby farm is to be broken up and sold off. Another farm lost; another opportunity for a young farmless farmer gone. Desperate to stop the sale, Kate contacts the council with an alternative plan - to keep the farm working and to run a rural skills and animal husbandry school alongside it. Against all odds, she succeeds. Here, in Humble by Nature, Kate shares with us a highly personal account of her journey from London town house to Welsh farm. Along the way we meet Bertie and Lawrence the donkeys, Myfanwy and Blackberry the pigs and goats Biscuit and Honey, not forgetting a dog called Badger and his unladylike sidekick Bella. And we are introduced to the tenant farmers Tim and Sarah, the locals who helped and some who didn't, and a whole host of newborn lambs. Full of the warmth and passion for the natural world that makes Kate such a sought after presenter, Humble By Nature is the story of two people prepared to follow their hearts and save a small part of Britain's farming heritage, whatever the consequences.
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