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The Complete Far Side

Author : Gary Larson
ISBN : 1449460046
Genre : Humor
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Originally published in hardcover in 2003, The Complete Far Side was a New York Times bestseller. Now it's back as a paperback set with a newly designed slipcase that will delight Far Side fans. A masterpiece of comic brilliance, The Complete Far Side contains every Far Side cartoon ever syndicated - over 4,000! - presented in chronological order by year of publication, with more than 1,100 that had never before appeared in a book. Also included are additional cartoons Larson created after his retirement and rare insights into the world of The Far Side. Complaint letters, fan letters, and queries from puzzled readers appear alongside some of the more provocative or elusive panels. Comedian Steve Martin provides a hilariously quirky foreword that captures the offbeat and candid humour underlying each comic.
Category: Humor

The Complete Far Side

Author : Gary Larson
ISBN : OCLC:1059474433
Genre : American wit and humor, Pictorial
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A three-volume collection features every Far Side cartoon ever syndicated, more than four thousand in all, presented in chronological order by year of publication, including more than 1,100 that have never appeared in book form.
Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

Comics Through Time A History Of Icons Idols And Ideas 4 Volumes

Author : M. Keith Booker
ISBN : 9780313397516
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 39.55 MB
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Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. • Provides historical context within individual entries that allows readers to grasp the significance of that entry as it relates to the broader history and evolution of comics • Includes coverage of international material to frame the subsets of American and British comics within a global context • Presents information that will appeal and be of use to general readers of comics and supply coverage detailed enough to be of significant value to scholars and teachers working in the field of comics
Category: Social Science

Cartoonists Works And Characters In The United States Through 2005

Author : John A. Lent
ISBN : 0313312125
Genre : Social Science
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Provides a comprehensive listing of American cartoonists, their works, characters, and titles, that will enable the growing number of comic art scholars to research the field.
Category: Social Science

Make Em Laugh American Humorists Of The 20th And 21st Centuries

Author : Zeke Jarvis
ISBN : 9781440829956
Genre : Social Science
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This lighthearted and eye-opening book explores the role of comedy in cultural and political critiques of American society from the past century. • Provides a context, vocabulary, and perspective to better appreciate and understand American humor • Connects historical developments to cultural changes • Includes both academic references and popular works • Covers a wide range of artists over a variety of media • Examines and explains general trends in American comedy
Category: Social Science

Godly Heretics

Author : Marc DiPaolo
ISBN : 9780786467808
Genre : Religion
File Size : 69.55 MB
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"This book offers new essays by scholars of literature, film, history, theology and philosophy examining how various thinkers and storytellers over time have conceived of a reinvented Christianity"--Provided by publisher.
Category: Religion

The Far Side Of The World Vol Book 10 Aubrey Maturin Novels

Author : Patrick O'Brian
ISBN : 9780393063820
Genre : Fiction
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The inspiration for the major new motion picture starring Russell Crowe. The war of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence. Disaster in various guises awaits them in the Great South Sea and in the far reaches of the Pacific: typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, murder, and criminal insanity.
Category: Fiction

Dilbert 2 0

Author : Scott Adams
ISBN : 9780740777356
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
File Size : 23.88 MB
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Celebrating the 20th anniversary of Scott Adams's "Dilbert," the touchstone of office humor, this special slipcased collection--weighing in at more than 10 pounds with 600 pages and featuring almost 4,000 strips--is divided into five different epochs personally selected by the author. Also included is a piracy-protected disc that contains every "Dilbert" comic strip to date and that can be updated as new cartoons are released.
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

The Complete Book Of Holograms

Author : Joseph E. Kasper
ISBN : 9780486152714
Genre : Science
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Clear, thorough account, without complicated mathematics, explains geometric and zone plate holography and the different types of holograms, along with step-by-step instructions for making holograms. 116 illustrations.
Category: Science

The Complete Works Of Robert Louis Stevenson In 35 Volumes

Author : Robert Louis Stevenson
ISBN : 9781443815635
Genre : Fiction
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Robert Louis Stevenson has always been a writer’s writer. Contemporaries like Arthur Conan Doyle and Henry James were awed by his kaleidoscopic invention and the flawless “English” of his prose, while later authors like Somerset Maugham and Robertson Davies, drawn to the physical and psychological exotica of his subject, introduced him into their own writing—a quasi-postmodernist way of elevating their own status by alluding to his achievement and doffing their hats at the same time. Yet Stevenson was also, and perhaps foremost, a reader’s writer, a phrase that has less currency but far greater reach. Jorge Luis Borges offered it as his belief that Stevenson brought happiness to more people than any other author, although the observation was admittedly made before the age of the megamarket paperback. The great Argentinean, who late in life could refer to details from Stevenson’s earliest short stories with astonishing accuracy, clearly derived immense pleasure in conjuring up ficciones that he read as a young man. His example illuminates an experience shared by all sorts and conditions of Stevenson readers: they remember him, or come to him, from the profusion of his compositions, and even from forms, like cinema, that his work was subsequently incorporated into. One reader might have a dim memory of a line or two that was read to her when she was a small child (“I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me”). Another recalls the dark and searching N.C. Wyeth illustration of Blind Pew, his tapping stick motionless as he hovers, crook-backed, before the “Admiral Benbow.” For countless numbers Stevenson emerged from chiaroscuro images of Spencer Tracy or Frederick March as the eponymous Jekyll/Hyde, or more recently from John Malkovich and Julia Roberts in Mary Reilly, Valerie Martin’s revision of filmdom’s favorite doppelganger movie. These bit examples barely convey Stevenson’s ubiquity in general culture. The name has more popular recognition than most other authors (Shakespeare, Austen, Twain always excepted) yet people are continually surprised when they discover how widely the writer is quoted, indeed how proverbial he has become (“Home is the sailor, home from sea,/ And the hunter home from the hill”; “Marriage…is a field of battle, and not a bed of roses”; “Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary”; “Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest / Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”). Stevenson was the first modernist writer to systematically experiment with grafting serious matter onto popular forms. He virtually invented the twentieth century short story; he breathed new life into a tired and tedious Victorian essay without stripping it of its importance; he brought psychological realism into historical fiction, and adapted the mode as well in his studies of contemporary life in the South Seas. As for language, he did for English what Goethe did for German, and elevated his own Scots tongue to a level of art that had not been matched since Walter Scott. Stevenson’s work—short and long fiction, travel writing, poetry, essays, and letters (he was one of the great letter writers of the nineteenth century) will ensorcell readers with a writer who, like Ernest Hemingway, is that rare figure whose prose at its best is dateless, and one whose intellectual theories of art and culture are perhaps more compelling today because we are better prepared to understand them. This edition of the Works contains all of Stevenson's known works, including the novels, short stories, essays, plays and a substantial collection of letters, plus both the version of 'The Beach of Falesá' originally published and the unexpurgated version only discovered in the 1980s. This includes some material written in collaboration. The contents of the volumes are: Volume 1 (237 pp.): Critical introduction to the Works by Dr. Barry Menikoff; New Arabian Nights Volume 2 (171 pp.): Treasure Island Volume 3 (158 pp.): The Dynamiter Volume 4 (144 pp.): Prince Otto Volume 5 (157 pp.): Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Fables; other stories and fragments Volume 6 (175 pp.): Kidnapped Volume 7 (218 pp.): Catriona Volume 8 (165 pp.): The Merry Men and other stories Volume 9 (195 pp.): The Black Arrow Volume 10 (288 pp.): The Wrecker Volume 11 (154 pp.): The Wrong Box; The Body-Snatchers Volume 12 (180 pp.): The Master of Ballantrae Volume 13 (205 pp.): Island Nights' Entertainments; The Beach of Falesá (unexpurgated); The Misadventures of John Nicholson Volume 14 (155 pp.): The Ebb-Tide; The Story of a Lie Volume 15 (286 pp.): St. Ives Volume 16 (189 pp.): Weir of Hermiston; some unfinished stories Volume 17 (179 pp.): An Inland Voyage; Travels with a Donkey Volume 18 (187 pp.): The Amateur Emigrant; The Old and New Pacific Capitals; The Silverado Squatters; The Silverado Diary (excerpts) Volume 19 (224 pp.): Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin; Records of a Family of Engineers Volume 20 (222 pp.): In the South Seas Volume 21 (249 pp.): Vailima Papers including Letters from the South Seas and A Footnote to History; An Object of Pity Volume 22 (244 pp.): Poems, volume I. Volume 23 (306 pp.): Poems, volume II. Volume 24 (239 pp.): Plays Volume 25 (146 pp.): Virginibus Puerisque Volume 26 (137 pp.): Ethical Studies; Edinburgh Picturesque Notes Volume 27 (178 pp.): Familiar Studies of Men and Books Volume 28 (146 pp.): Essays Literary and Critical Volume 29 (138 pp.): Memories and Portraits and other fragments Volume 30 (139 pp.): Further Memories Volume 31 (176 pp.): Letters, volume I. Volume 32 (245 pp.): Letters, volume II. Volume 33 (243 pp.): Letters, volume III. Volume 34 (192 pp.): Letters, volume IV. Volume 35 (139 pp.): Letters, volume V. All of the Works have been newly typeset for this edition. The texts have been taken from the Tusitala Edition prepared by Lloyd Osborne with Stevenson's widow (London: William Heinemann, Ltd., inter alia, 1923, 35 vols.), with the exception of the unexpurgated version of The Beach of Falesá, which has been taken from the 1987 Stanford University Press (edited by Barry Menikoff) by permission of Stanford University Press, and An Object of Pity, which has been taken from the 1900 New York Dodd, Mead edition. Dr. Barry Menikoff (University of Hawaii) has contributed an introduction to the Works as a whole, printed in volume 1.
Category: Fiction

The Complete Grimm S Fairy Tales

Author : Brothers Grimm
ISBN : 030779718X
Genre : Fiction
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The stories of magic and myth gathered by the Brothers Grimm have become part of the way children—and adults—learn about the vagaries of the real world. Cinderella, Rapunzel, Snow-White, Hänsel and Gretel, Little Red-Cap (Little Red Riding Hood), and Briar-Rose (Sleeping Beauty) are only a few of the more than two hundred enchanting characters included in this volume. The tales are presented just as Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm originally set them down: bold, primal, just frightening enough, and endlessly engaging. With black-and-white illustrations throughout Illustrated by Josef Schari / Commentary by Joseph Campbell Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library
Category: Fiction

The Prisoner And The Sun The Complete Trilogy

Author : Brad Magnarella
ISBN :
Genre : Fiction
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"This journey you have chosen. I cannot make it for you." Adramina's voice softened. "But do not judge suffering so harshly, Iliff. For indeed, it has proven a faithful guide. Think of all the times it has led to your release." A hero's journey and poignant allegory, The Prisoner and the Sun chronicles Iliff's struggle for freedom. Stone walls, lies, dreadful creatures, and Death itself beset his path. And then there are Iliff's own convictions about the unseen Sun and how one beholds it. Convictions that present perhaps the most daunting barriers to his quest's fulfillment. Now, all three books in one epic edition: * * * BOOK 1: ESCAPE - Young Iliff believes his prison world to be all there is. But when a stranger tells him the story of a long-ago escapee, Iliff resolves to learn the truth. Thus begins his journey to find the Sun, a magnificent power from which all things are said to originate -- including him. But first he must venture beyond the very walls he is charged with upholding and into realms deep and dark, where fearsome creatures lurk. BOOK 2: LIGHTS & SHADOWS - The journey is over. The quest for the Sun fallen to ruin. From the depths of a hopeless swamp, Iliff condemns himself. But when he encounters a dethroned king and his war-torn subjects, he stirs to new purpose: to protect these good people from the darkness of the world. It will be his redemption. Or will it? For the more fiercely Iliff struggles to fortify their light, the greater looms the enemy's shadow -- and his own. BOOK 3: FINAL PASSAGE - The Sun remains elusive, and Skye is fading. Now the challenge before Iliff is clear: complete his quest or lose Skye forever. With time short and hope waning, he knows his looming journey will demand everything of him. But clues are few and cryptic and all seem to point toward the last place he ever expected, or wanted, to venture. * * * Appropriate for ages 10 and older keywords: hero's journey, fantasy series, search for meaning, metaphysical, allegory, adventure, quest
Category: Fiction

The Complete Compost Gardening Guide

Author : Deborah L. Martin
ISBN : 9781603421836
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 76.49 MB
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Develop mature compost right in your garden. Barbara Pleasant and Deborah Martin explain their six-way compost gardening system in this informative guide that will have you rethinking how you create and use your compost. With your plants and compost living together from the beginning, your garden will become a nourishing and organic environment that encourages growth and sustainability. You’ll also find that the enriched soil requires less tending, weeding, and mulching, so you can do less back-breaking work for the same lush, beautiful results. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.
Category: Gardening

Drag Shergi Mysteries The Complete Collection

Author : Kimberly Vogel
ISBN : 9780557072408
Genre : Fiction
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This collection holds all thirteen of the Drag Shergi Mysteries. From the beginning we meet Drag, a private detective, in his first case trying to discover the identity of an amnesiac. It turns from a simple case to a complex one. The series swings in and out of the natural and supernatural realms as Drag can't keep from being pulled into all sorts of messes. Such is the nature of each case as he goes from the beginning to the end where he tries to rescue a child from an unjust fate.
Category: Fiction

The Complete Book Of Knitting

Author : Barbara Abbey
ISBN : 0486415295
Genre : Crafts & Hobbies
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Excellent guide for learning how to knit well, undertake new projects, and even create new designs. All basic procedures thoroughly explained-from casting on and binding off, to inserting zippers and lining garments. Over 500 illustrations show how to knit and purl, increase and decrease stitches, knit left-handed, knit with more than one color, make cables, and much else. Includes chapter on Abbreviations and Terms.
Category: Crafts & Hobbies

The Far Side Of Forever

Author : Robert Zorich
ISBN : 9781491703861
Genre : Fiction
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Time. Immutable. Untouchable. A river always streaming past us. Something we can’t ever turn back or fix. Or can we? John Gillian, renowned physicist, and Rebecca Harleson, renaissance thinker and mathematician, and their team, have created the first machine capable of sending messages through infinite time and space. Their invention causes shock waves throughout the world, and become the target of protestors and unscrupulous politicians. The possibilities for misuse are endless. When the newly appointed Secretary of Technology Development takes over the project to prevent a tragedy from occurring, the warnings of side effects are ignored. The results are a world spinning out of control as great paradoxes are manifested around the team and their device. Now only Gillian and his team can get back to the source and stop the escalating events before they unfold.
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The Complete Talking Heads

Author : Alan Bennett
ISBN : 9781429901048
Genre : Fiction
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Alan Bennett's award-winning series of solo pieces is a classic of contemporary drama, universally hailed for its combination of razor-sharp wit and deeply felt humanity. In Bed Among the Lentils, a vicar's wife discovers a semblance of happiness with an Indian shop owner. In A Chip in the Sugar, a man's life begins to unravel when he discovers his aging mother has rekindled an old flame. In A Lady of Letters, a busybody pays a price for interfering in her neighbor's life. First produced for BBC television in 1988 to great critical acclaim, the Talking Heads monologues also appeared on the West End Stage in London in 1992 and 1998. In 2002, seven of the pieces were performed at the Tiffany Theater in Los Angeles for a highly praised brief engagement, and in 2003 a selection of the monologues premiered in New York at the Minetta Lane Theatre. These extraordinary portraits of ordinary people confirm Alan Bennett's place as one of the most gifted, versatile, and important writers in the English Language.
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The Complete Farmer

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ISBN : UCD:31175035620700
Genre : Agriculture
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Category: Agriculture