Author: Gavin Baddeley
Publisher: Plexus Pub
This lavishly illustrated book looks at Goth from both a pop and subculture perspective. Each chapter deals with a different artistic or cultural phenomenon--such as literature, photography, trash Goth, and the femme fatale--followed by an essay on specific aspects of the Goth aesthetic. 70 photos.
Thinning the Herd
Author: Cynthia Ceilán
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Dark humor about those who have removed themselves from the gene pool. An original and irreverent compendium of accidental deaths caused by astonishing stupidity, embarrassing irony and/or really bad luck, in the tradition of The Darwin Awards.
Author: Howard Marks
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Author: Ninni Holmqvist
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
On her fiftieth birthday, Dorrit Weger is checked into the Second Reserve Bank Unit for biological material: a state-of-the-art facility in Sweden where she will make new friends, enjoy generous recreational activities and live out her remaining days in comfort with people who are just like her. Here, women over the age of fifty and men over the age of sixty who are single and childless are saved from a life devoid of value and converted into productive members of society. The price? Their bodies, harvested piece by piece for the ‘necessary’ ones (those on whom children depend) and sometimes their minds, as they take part in social and psychological experiments, until the day comes when they make their Final Donation and complete their purpose in life. Despite the ruthless nature of this practice, the ethos of this near-future society and the Unit is to take care of others. Resigned to her fate as a ‘dispensable’, Dorrit finds her days there to be peaceful and consoling. For the first time in her life she no longer feels like an outsider – a single woman in a world of married couples with children. But when she meets a man inside the Unit and falls in love, everything changes…
Author: Anja Förster, Peter Kreuz
Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers
Different Thinking presents practical tools and strategies your company can use to help you drastically increase productivity and earning power. The authors show you how you can question your strategies, create new markets, give your products a radical makeover, and invent innovative new price and profit models to give you a competitive advantage over your rivals. To illustrate the theory, there are international examples from a broad spectrum of industries, from Apple, Virgin and easyGroup to Daimler-Chrysler, McDonald's and Washington Mutual Bank, which show how taking such innovative approaches has worked in practice.
Author: Christoph Meinel, Harald Sack
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
The authors give a detailed summary about the fundamentals and the historical background of digital communication. This includes an overview of the encoding principles and algorithms of textual information, audio information, as well as images, graphics, and video in the Internet. Furthermore the fundamentals of computer networking, digital security and cryptography are covered. Thus, the book provides a well-founded access to communication technology of computer networks, the internet and the WWW. Numerous pictures and images, a subject-index and a detailed list of historical personalities including a glossary for each chapter increase the practical benefit of this book that is well suited as well as for undergraduate students as for working practitioners.
Dann is grown up now, hunting for knowledge and despondent over the inadequacies of his civilization. With his trusted companions—Mara's daughter, his hope for the future; the abandoned child-soldier Griot, who discovers the meaning of love and the ability to sing stories; and the snow dog, a faithful friend who brings him back from the depths of despair—Dann embarks on a strange and captivating adventure in a suddenly colder, more watery climate in the north.
Theoretical Physics 3
Author: Wolfgang Nolting
This textbook offers a clear and comprehensive introduction to electrodynamics, one of the core components of undergraduate physics courses. The first part of the book describes the interaction of electric charges and magnetic moments by introducing electro- and magnetostatics. The second part of the book establishes deeper understanding of electrodynamics with the Maxwell equations, quasistationary fields and electromagnetic fields. All sections are accompanied by a detailed introduction to the math needed. Ideally suited to undergraduate students with some grounding in classical and analytical mechanics, the book is enhanced throughout with learning features such as boxed inserts and chapter summaries, with key mathematical derivations highlighted to aid understanding. The text is supported by numerous worked examples and end of chapter problem sets. About the Theoretical Physics series Translated from the renowned and highly successful German editions, the eight volumes of this series cover the complete core curriculum of theoretical physics at undergraduate level. Each volume is self-contained and provides all the material necessary for the individual course topic. Numerous problems with detailed solutions support a deeper understanding. Wolfgang Nolting is famous for his refined didactical style and has been referred to as the "German Feynman" in reviews.
Nowhere Ending Sky
Author: Marlen Haushofer
Publisher: Quartet Books Limited
Growing up in 1920s Austria, the tomboy daughter of a forester struggles to comprehend the overwhelming adult world while the impending advent of Nazism threatens to eclipse the traditional life in her family's mountain village. For fans of The Wall, the first ever English translation of Nowhere Ending Sky is not to be missed.
Author: Natascha Wodin
Featuring outstanding depth of coverage, this book is destined to become a standard reference on the desks of engineering professionals worldwide. The book presents a summary of the state-of-the-art in the field as well as interpretations of current and future trends. Organized by subject, each section provides important concept statements, definitions, design and analysis approaches, procedures, and methodologies. The unparalleled range of topics includes aerodynamics, sensors and actuators, aircraft design and control, spacecraft (including launch vehicles and satellites), airports, the role of aerospace engineering in automobile design, nautical systems, and more.