Stardust

Author: Neil Gaiman
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061142026
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Young Tristran Thorn will do anything to win the cold heart of beautiful Victoria—even fetch her the star they watch fall from the night sky. But to do so, he must enter the unexplored lands on the other side of the ancient wall that gives their tiny village its name. Beyond that old stone wall, Tristran learns, lies Faerie—where nothing, not even a fallen star, is what he imagined. From #1 New York Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman comes a remarkable quest into the dark and miraculous—in pursuit of love and the utterly impossible.

The Story Of Earth

Author: Robert M. Hazen
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 0143123645
Size: 20,78 MB
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The author of the best-selling Science Matters outlines a radical new approach to geologic history that advances controversial theories that the Earth evolved and that life evolved from minerals, assessing supportive findings while explaining the impact of human actions.

Bowie A To Z

Author: Steve Wide
Editor: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 1925418219
Size: 17,70 MB
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"No other artist has so roundly defined description or categorisation as David Bowie, whose cultural impact is unparalleled; as a rock star, as a fashion muse, as a master of reinvention, as an instigator of change. Celebrating the many faces and facets of David Bowie, from Aladdin Sane to Ziggy Stardust, Bowie A to Z is densely packes with everything you need to know about the man and the legend--from the greatest hits of trivia to the most obscure B-side facts"--Back cover.

We Are All Stardust

Author: Stefan Klein
Editor: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615191534
Size: 11,37 MB
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“What distinguishes scientists, in your eyes?”—Stefan Klein “First and foremost, curiosity.”—Roald Hoffmann, Nobel Prize–winning chemist When Stefan Klein, an acclaimed journalist, sits down to talk with 18 of the world’s leading scientists, he finds they’re driven by, above all, curiosity. When they talk about their work, they turn to what’s next, to what they still hope to discover. And they see inspiration everywhere: From the sports car that physicist Steven Weinberg says helped him on his quest for “the theory of everything” to the jazz musicians who gave psychologist Alison Gopnik new insight into raising children, they reveal how their paradigm-changing work entwines with their lives outside the lab. We hear from extraordinary natural and social scientists, including: Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins on ego and selflessness Primatologist Jane Goodall on chimpanzee behavior Neuroscientist V. S. Ramachandran on consciousness Geographer Jared Diamond on chance in history Anthropologist Sarah Hrdy on motherhood And cosmologist Martin Rees on how “ultimately we ourselves are stardust.”

Jonathan Livingston Seagull

Author: Richard Bach
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684846845
Size: 19,66 MB
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Because he spends so much time perfecting his flying form instead of concentrating on getting food, a seagull is ostracized by the rest of the flock.

Deep Simplicity

Author: John Gribbin
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141042214
Size: 10,37 MB
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'Gribbin takes us through the basics with his customary talent for accessibility and clarity' Sunday Times The world around us can be a complex, confusing place. Earthquakes happen without warning, stock markets fluctuate, weather forecasters seldom seem to get it right - even other people continue to baffle us. How do we make sense of it all? In fact, John Gribbin reveals, our seemingly random universe is actually built on simple laws of cause and effect that can explain why, for example, just one vehicle braking can cause a traffic jam; why wild storms result from a slight atmospheric change; even how we evolved from the most basic materials. Like a zen painting, a fractal image or the pattern on a butterfly's wings, simple elements form the bedrock of a sophisticated whole. Synthesizing chaos and complexity theory for the perplexed, Deep Simplicity brilliantly illuminates the harmony underlying our existence.

The Spacesuit Film

Author: Gary Westfahl
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 0786489995
Size: 13,16 MB
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"This critical history comprehensively examines science fiction films that portray space travel realistically by having characters wear spacesuits. It discusses classics; innumerable films which gesture toward realism but betray that goal with melodramatic villains, low comedy, or improbably monsters; the distinctive spacesuit films of Western Europe, Russia and Japan; and America's televised Apollo 11 moon landing (1969)"--Provided by publisher.

Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell

Author: Dave Thompson
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 9780879309855
Size: 10,47 MB
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From the New York art scene of the mid-1960s, to the drag clubs of Berlin a decade later, through the darkest side of London and beyond, "Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell" is the story of the friendship of these three legends and the incredible productivity and debauchery that emerged from it.

The Work Of Art In The Age Of Mechanical Reproduction

Author: Walter Benjamin
Editor: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537079714
Size: 12,84 MB
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The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction is an essay by German cultural critic Walter Benjamin that has been influential across the humanities, especially in the fields of cultural studies, media theory, architectural theory, and art history. Walter Benjamin wrote the work in an effort to describe a theory of art that would be useful for the formulation of revolutionary demands in the politics of art. He argued that, in the absence of any traditional, ritualistic value, art in the age of mechanical reproduction would inherently be based on the practice of politics. Walter Benjamin was a German Jewish philosopher and cultural critic. An eclectic thinker, combining elements of German idealism, Romanticism, Western Marxism, and Jewish mysticism, Walter Benjamin made enduring and influential contributions to aesthetic theory, literary criticism, and historical materialism. In addition, Walter Benjamin's work has also influenced politics & social sciences, politics & government, ideologies & doctrines, communism & socialism, and arts & photography.

Fashion Design Essentials

Author: Jay Calderin
Editor: Rockport Publishers Incorporated
ISBN: 1592538274
Size: 12,57 MB
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Provides guidelines and advice on starting points for fashion designers of all levels, including defining and rendering concepts, understanding textiles, developing sewing skills, and building an audience.