The Core

Autore: Peter V. Brett
Editore: Voyager
ISBN: 9780007425716
Grandezza: 60,62 MB
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Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author Peter V. Brett brings one of the most imaginative fantasy sagas of the twenty-first century to an epic close. For time out of mind, bloodthirsty demons have stalked the night, culling the human race to scattered remnants dependent on half-forgotten magics to protect them. Then two heroes arose-men as close as brothers, yet divided by bitter betrayal. Arlen Bales became known as the Painted Man, tattooed head to toe with powerful magic symbols that enable him to fight demons in hand-to-hand combat-and emerge victorious. Jardir, armed with magically warded weapons, called himself the Deliverer, a figure prophesied to unite humanity and lead them to triumph in Sharak Ka-the final war against demonkind. But in their efforts to bring the war to the demons, Arlen and Jardir have set something in motion that may prove the end of everything they hold dear-a Swarm. Now the war is at hand and humanity cannot hope to win it unless Arlen and Jardir, with the help of Arlen's wife, Renna, can bend a captured demon prince to their will and force the devious creature to lead them to the Core, where the Mother of Demons breeds an inexhaustible army. Trusting their closest confidantes, Leesha, Inevera, Ragen and Elissa, to rally the fractious people of the Free Cities and lead them against the Swarm, Arlen, Renna, and Jardir set out on a desperate quest into the darkest depths of evil-from which none of them expects to return alive

Leica Lens Compendium

Autore: Erwin Puts
ISBN: 9781897802175
Grandezza: 45,63 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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81/2 x 10Since publication this title has proved to be very popular for both the serious lens user wishing to understand more about his lenses, as well as the Leica enthusiast considering which lens would be suitable to add to his outfit.Do you know your "Coma from your Aberrations"? If "Yes," then part 2 of Erwin Puts' new book will be of considerable interest to you. Either way you may find this section easier to understand than you expect; the illustrations and diagrams do help.Part 1 goes into the optical history of E. Leitz, Wetzlar and the Leica Camera of Solms in detail with all the personalities involved. This section is well illustrated with some new pictures. The commercial demands are always battling with the perfectionists at Leica who created some of the world's most famous lenses.Part 2 is an optical digression explaining the lens and glass design features, problems and terms and the continual battle to ensure that Leica users end up with the highest possible standard of lens.Part 3 is the largest part of the book. Puts has tested Leica lenses from 1925 to date; each lens, in most cases with diagram, is detailed with its performances at the critical apertures.

Big Book Of English Words

Autore: Mairi Mackinnon
Editore: Usborne Publishing Limited
ISBN: 9781409551652
Grandezza: 33,59 MB
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An essential vocabulary builder for young children, with around a thousand everyday words and pictures, arranged thematically.

Feynman S Lost Lecture

Autore: David Goodstein
Editore: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393078930
Grandezza: 53,46 MB
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Vista: 1513
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"Glorious."—Wall Street Journal Rescued from obscurity, Feynman's Lost Lecture is a blessing for all Feynman followers. Most know Richard Feynman for the hilarious anecdotes and exploits in his best-selling books "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!" and "What Do You Care What Other People Think?" But not always obvious in those stories was his brilliance as a pure scientist—one of the century's greatest physicists. With this book, we hear the voice of the great Feynman in all his ingenuity, insight, and acumen for argument. This breathtaking lecture—"The Motion of the Planets Around the Sun"—uses nothing more advanced than high-school geometry to explain why the planets orbit the sun elliptically rather than in perfect circles, and conclusively demonstrates the astonishing fact that has mystified and intrigued thinkers since Newton: Nature obeys mathematics. David and Judith Goodstein give us a beautifully written short memoir of life with Feynman, provide meticulous commentary on the lecture itself, and relate the exciting story of their effort to chase down one of Feynman's most original and scintillating lectures.

Wizard S First Rule

Autore: Terry Goodkind
Editore: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795330766
Grandezza: 12,38 MB
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Vista: 1416
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Wizard’s First Rule, the first novel by Terry Goodkind, was a phenomenon from the moment it was published by Tor Books in 1994, selling more than 100,000 copies in North America alone. It still sells more than 100,000 copies a year and has gone on to bestsellerdom in the United Kingdom and in more than twenty foreign translations as well as audiobook form. It is now being developed as one of the most ambitious television miniseries of all time. Executive Producer Sam Raimi (director of the three Spider-Man movies), in collaboration with Disney/ABC, is creating a 22-episode adaptation of the book to be filmed in New Zealand. Richard and Kahlan’s story unfolds over ten more novels, collectively known as the Sword of Truth series, concluding with Confessor in 2007. Placing Goodkind in the elite club of #1 New York Times bestselling authors, the series has sold more than twenty million copies to date worldwide. In Wizard’s First Rule, Goodkind introduced the world to an ordinary forest guide, Richard Cypher, and the mysterious, powerful woman he comes to love, Kahlan Amnell. Learning his true identity, Richard accepts his destiny as the one man who can stop the bloodthirsty tyrant Darken Rahl. Hunted relentlessly, betrayed and alone, Kahlan calls upon Richard to reach beyond his sword and invoke something more noble within himself as the final confrontation with Darken Rahl looms. The importance of Wizard’s First Rule is sourced in Goodkind taking on the toughest of all literary challenges: to tell an electrifying story of action, violence, and adventure that also makes people think, and that would influence the choices and actions of its readers.


Autore: William Ritter
Editore: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1616203536
Grandezza: 48,95 MB
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Vista: 9033
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Newly arrived in 1892 New England, Abigail Rook becomes assistant to R. F. Jackaby, an investigator of the unexplained with the ability to see supernatural beings, and she helps him delve into a case of serial murder which, Jackaby is convinced, is due to a nonhuman creature.

National Geographic Dawn To Dark Photographs

Autore: National Geographic
Editore: National Geographic Books
ISBN: 1426215673
Grandezza: 57,79 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9311
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Daybreak whispers mauve over a long ocean horizon. A slender crescent moon caresses a gnarled tree standing alone on the heath. Full of one-of-a-kind photographs, this breathtaking photo collection, now in mini format, gives readers a front-row seat to the world's wonders, from its most imposing cityscapes to its most pristine landscapes. Selected from the portfolios of National Geographic's most celebrated photographers, the images in this book are strikingly arranged to depict the beauty and majesty of light in all its variations. Short legends accompany every photograph to explain how the shot was captured, along with inspiring quotations from literature. With the widest possible array of perspectives, close-ups, and details, these photos present a new experience of time and light.

The Book Of Lies

Autore: Teri Terry
Editore: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544900480
Grandezza: 48,37 MB
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Vista: 9399
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"Twin teen girls with very different upbringings meet for the first time at their mother's funeral. As they get to know each other, it becomes clear that one of the sisters is driven by a secret destructive power-or is it both?"--

The Magic Of Light

Autore: Jean Rosenthal
Editore: Little Brown and Company
Grandezza: 70,90 MB
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Vista: 9250
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A lighting designer discusses the people and the productions that she has worked with, revealing the use and significance of lighting in plays, operas, musicals, and ballets