Vain

Vain Author Fisher Amelie
ISBN-10 0988812517
Release 2013-02
Pages 392
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If you're looking for a story about a good, humble girl, who's been hurt by someone she thought she could trust, only to find out she's not as vulnerable as she thought she was and discovers an empowering side of herself that falls in love with the guy who helps her find that self, blah, blah, blah...then you're gonna' hate my story. Because mine is not the story you read every time you bend back the cover of the latest trend novel. It's not the "I can do anything, now that I've found you/I'm misunderstood but one day you'll find me irresistible because of it" tale. Why? Because, if I was being honest with you, I'm a complete witch. There's nothing redeeming about me. I'm a friend using, drug abusing, sex addict from Los Angeles. I'm every girlfriend's worst nightmare and every boy's fantasy. I'm Sophie Price...And this is the story about how I went from the world's most envied girl to the girl no one wanted around and why I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.



First Russia Then Tibet

First Russia  Then Tibet Author Robert Byron
ISBN-10 9781848854246
Release 2011-01-04
Pages 256
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"Over the course of several months during 1931 and 1932, Robert Byron journeyed to three countries teetering on the brink of change. In Russia, which was stricken by famine, Stalin's dictatorship was in its infancy and the Great Terror was yet to begin. Having taken the first commercial flight to India, which took a week, Byron was thrown into the tumultuous last years of the British Raj. Gandhi was imprisoned while rioting and clashes between Hindus and Muslims had become commonplace. Finally Byron entered Tibet, the forbidden country. Exploring the Land of Snows, he saw Tibet as it was when the then Dalai Lama was still ensconced in the Potala Palace, twenty years before China's invasion. Blending classic travel writing with passionate observations on the deeper political and social issues of the time, Byron writes with uncanny prescience of the eventual horrors of the Soviet Union and the downfall of the Raj."--Back cover.



The making of Kubrick s 2001

The making of Kubrick s 2001 Author Jérôme Agel
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105034843750
Release 1970-06
Pages 367
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Clarke's short story upon which the movie was based is presented together with stills from the film, critical reviews, and notes on its production



The Annotated Mona Lisa

The Annotated Mona Lisa Author Carol Strickland
ISBN-10 0740768727
Release 2007-10-01
Pages 216
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Presents the history of art from prehistoric times to the present day, describes major artists and movements, and details the influence of art on society through the ages.



The Thorn Birds

The Thorn Birds Author Colleen McCullough
ISBN-10 9780061807091
Release 2009-10-13
Pages 704
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“Beautiful….Compelling entertainment.” —New York Times “A heart-rending epic…truly marvelous.” —Chicago Tribune One of the most beloved novels of all time, The Thorn Birds, Colleen McCullough’s sweeping family saga of dreams, titanic struggles, dark passions, and forbidden love in the Australian Outback, returns to enthrall a new generation.



Beloved Vampire

Beloved Vampire Author Joey W. Hill
ISBN-10 1101105208
Release 2009-08-04
Pages 464
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Fourth in the "darkly rich"(TwoLips Reviews) Vampire Queen series. Escaping the depraved servitude of a vampire master she killed, Jessica has found her way, with three nomadic guides, to the sun-baked desolation of the Sahara-only to slowly perish. Then she hears the tale of Farida, an enigmatic beauty lost as well to the Sahara three centuries ago, whose ancient desire for the legendary vampire Lord Mason is stirring the same desires in Jessica. But the more Jessica's fatal curiosity reveals of Farida, the closer she gets to Lord Mason's irresistible and forbidden secret.



Shadow on the Crown

Shadow on the Crown Author Patricia Bracewell
ISBN-10 9781101606193
Release 2013-02-07
Pages 432
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A rich tale of power and forbidden love revolving around a young medieval queen In 1002, fifteen­-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her crown, Emma must defend herself against her enemies and secure her status as queen by bearing a son. Determined to outmaneuver her adversaries, Emma forges alliances with influential men at court and wins the affection of the English people. But her growing love for a man who is not her husband and the imminent threat of a Viking invasion jeopardize both her crown and her life. Based on real events recorded in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Shadow on the Crown introduces readers to a fascinating, overlooked period of history and an unforgettable heroine whose quest to find her place in the world will resonate with modern readers.



The Structure of Scientific Revolutions

The Structure of Scientific Revolutions Author Thomas S. Kuhn
ISBN-10 9780226458144
Release 2012-04-18
Pages 264
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A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teach. With The Structure of Scientific Revolutions, Kuhn challenged long-standing linear notions of scientific progress, arguing that transformative ideas don’t arise from the day-to-day, gradual process of experimentation and data accumulation but that the revolutions in science, those breakthrough moments that disrupt accepted thinking and offer unanticipated ideas, occur outside of “normal science,” as he called it. Though Kuhn was writing when physics ruled the sciences, his ideas on how scientific revolutions bring order to the anomalies that amass over time in research experiments are still instructive in our biotech age. This new edition of Kuhn’s essential work in the history of science includes an insightful introduction by Ian Hacking, which clarifies terms popularized by Kuhn, including paradigm and incommensurability, and applies Kuhn’s ideas to the science of today. Usefully keyed to the separate sections of the book, Hacking’s introduction provides important background information as well as a contemporary context. Newly designed, with an expanded index, this edition will be eagerly welcomed by the next generation of readers seeking to understand the history of our perspectives on science.



AMERICAN SIGN LANGUA

AMERICAN SIGN LANGUA Author Martin L. Sternberg
ISBN-10 0062700529
Release 1993-06-10
Pages 1184
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A wealth of entries representing the signs of American Sign Language, with illustrations, descriptions, cross-references and bibliography. "The most complete dictionary of sign language ever published." -- National Association of the Deaf



Man Repeller

Man Repeller Author Leandra Medine
ISBN-10 9781455521388
Release 2013-09-10
Pages 256
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Engage using #manrepeller. Silk parachute pants. A gold lamé jumpsuit. Ankle boots with fringe. Were these fashion-forward items sending men running in the opposite direction? Maybe, but Leandra Medine never cared. Slipping into drop-crotch shorts and a boxed sequin blazer in the dressing room of Topshop in downtown Manhattan, a brokenhearted Leandra had an epiphany. Looking in the mirror, she suddenly realized she didn't have a boyfriend because of the way she dressed. And the more she thought about it, the more she realized that such outfits said a lot about her life-romantic and otherwise. Now, in her first book, the acclaimed blogger and fashion darling recounts her most significant memories through the lens of her sartorial choices. With her signature sass, blunt honesty, and some personal photos, Leandra shares details of the night she lost her virginity right down to the pair of white tube socks she forgot to take off, as well as when and why she realized her grandma's vintage Hermès ostrich skin clutch could hold much more than just keys and a cell phone. Through it all, she proves you don't need to compromise even your most repellent qualities to find your way into that big white dress (and an organza moto jacket). See? You can have your yeti and wear it, too. Showcasing the singular voice that has won Leandra millions of fans, this book is a collection of awkwardly funny experiences, a sweet love story, and above all, a reminder to celebrate and embrace a world made for women, by women.



Gelli Plate Printing

Gelli Plate Printing Author Joan Bess
ISBN-10 9781440335488
Release 2014-09-09
Pages 144
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For artists and crafters who love the creative possibilities of monoprinting on gelatin but not the prep time, mess and inconvenience that goes with it, the Gelli Arts Printing Plate is a dream come true. It's durable, reusable, stored at room temperature and ready to get creative whenever your are. Simply apply paint with a soft rubber brayer, make your marks and pull your print. Wipe the plate down with a spritz of water and a paper towel and you're ready to go again. Gelli Plate Printing will show you how to create fabulous effects using embossed papers, natural objects, rubber bands, lace…anything goes!



American Psycho

American Psycho Author Bret Easton Ellis
ISBN-10 0307756432
Release 2010-06-09
Pages 416
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The modern classic, the basis of a Broadway musical, and major motion picture from Lion's Gate Films starring Christian Bale, Chloe Sevigny, Jared Leto, and Reese Witherspoon, and directed by Mary Harron. In American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis imaginatively explores the incomprehensible depths of madness and captures the insanity of violence in our time or any other. Patrick Bateman moves among the young and trendy in 1980s Manhattan. Young, handsome, and well educated, Bateman earns his fortune on Wall Street by day while spending his nights in ways we cannot begin to fathom. Expressing his true self through torture and murder, Bateman prefigures an apocalyptic horror that no society could bear to confront.



Snow Crash

Snow Crash Author Neal Stephenson
ISBN-10 9780141924045
Release 1994-10-27
Pages 448
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The only relief from the sea of logos is within the well-guarded borders of the Burbclaves. Is it any wonder that most sane folks have forsaken the real world and chosen to live in the computer-generated universe of virtual reality? In a major city, the size of a dozen Manhattans, is a domain of pleasures limited only by the imagination. But now a strange new computer virus called Snow Crash is striking down hackers everywhere, leaving an unlikely young man as humankind's last best hope.



The Tell Tale Brain A Neuroscientist s Quest for What Makes Us Human

The Tell Tale Brain  A Neuroscientist s Quest for What Makes Us Human Author V. S. Ramachandran
ISBN-10 9780393080582
Release 2011-01-17
Pages 384
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"A profound intriguing and compelling guide to the intricacies of the human brain." —Oliver Sacks In this landmark work, V. S. Ramachandran investigates strange, unforgettable cases—from patients who believe they are dead to sufferers of phantom limb syndrome. With a storyteller’s eye for compelling case studies and a researcher’s flair for new approaches to age-old questions, Ramachandran tackles the most exciting and controversial topics in brain science, including language, creativity, and consciousness.



The Mars Project

The Mars Project Author Wernher Von Braun
ISBN-10 0252062272
Release 1991
Pages 91
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A reprint of the 1953 U. of Illinois Press edition, itself translated from the 1952 German edition (Bechtle Verlag, Esslingen). A forward look at interplanetary space flight, based on von Braun's experience working first for the Nazis and then for the US Army. With a new foreword by former NASA admi



Understanding Movies

Understanding Movies Author Louis Giannetti
ISBN-10 0134492080
Release 2017-01-05
Pages 576
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For courses in Introduction to Film An engaging, accessible introduction to film Understanding Movies provides valuable insight into the language of film and how meaning is conveyed to audiences. Author Louis Giannetti engages students in the fascinating language systems and techniques of film and helps further their appreciation and understanding of why and how movie watchers respond as they do to different films. Building upon the visually engaging and accessible presentation of previous editions, the Fourteenth Edition adds updated photos, new content on the latest cinematic trends, and coverage of recent films to provide students a new way of looking at films that are familiar to them. Understanding Movies, Fourteenth Edition is also available via Revel(tm), an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience.