Author: Encyclopaedia Universalis
Publisher: Encyclopaedia Universalis
Le Dictionnaire des Pierres précieuses fines et ornementales parcourt, en une centaine d’articles empruntés à l’Encyclopaedia Universalis, un vaste domaine où les arts décoratifs et l’industrie s’entrecroisent sur un solide fond de sciences de la Terre. Classés alphabétiquement d’Agate à Zircon, en passant par les gemmes les plus précieuses ou les plus exotiques, ces textes denses et précis rendent compte de minéraux qui fascinent parce qu’ils réunissent, à des degrés divers, trois qualités recherchées de toute éternité par le genre humain : la beauté, la dureté et l’inaltérabilité.
Author: John Beverley, Marc Zimmerman
Publisher: University of Texas Press
“This book began in what seemed like a counterfactual intuition . . . that what had been happening in Nicaraguan poetry was essential to the victory of the Nicaraguan Revolution,” write John Beverley and Marc Zimmerman. “In our own postmodern North American culture, we are long past thinking of literature as mattering much at all in the ‘real’ world, so how could this be?” This study sets out to answer that question by showing how literature has been an agent of the revolutionary process in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Guatemala. The book begins by discussing theory about the relationship between literature, ideology, and politics, and charts the development of a regional system of political poetry beginning in the late nineteenth century and culminating in late twentieth-century writers. In this context, Ernesto Cardenal of Nicaragua, Roque Dalton of El Salvador, and Otto René Castillo of Guatemala are among the poets who receive detailed attention.
Author: André De Dienes
Publisher: Twin Palms Pub
During 1945 Andre de Dienes (1913-1985) photographed a young model named Norma Jean. His subsequent five-year working relationship with the woman who became Marilyn Monroe is the beginning of de Dienes's career in Hollywood. He photographed celebrities, and his documentary work took him from Muscle Beach in Venice to sharecroppers working the cotton fields of the deep South. But his first love in photography was the female nude, and in his lifetime he photographed and published thousands of these pictures. Selected from the archives of his estate are seventy-five of the finest images printed by the artist. Reproduced actual size these prints are a time capsule of half-century old interpretations of female beauty.
Publisher: Ammo Books
ABC IS FOR CIRCUS celebrates the colorful and festive world of the circus through each letter of the alphabet. Young children will enjoy memorizing letters and words like A is for Acrobats, B is for Big Top, and C is for Calliope in this imaginative, hardcover book. ABC IS FOR CIRCUS is an awesome addition to our artist-centric line of ABC books, and is sure to delight an audience of children and adults alike.
Author: The Silver Spoon Kitchen
Publisher: Phaidon Press
75 fail-proof recipes for pizza, focaccia, and calzone from the world’s most trusted and bestselling Italian cookbook series. Affordable and compact, it offers easy everyday recipes for busy people, on all budgets. Readers learn to make basic pizza and pie doughs and then develop their cooking repertoire with more challenging techniques as they advance through the book. Step-by-step instructions and photography guide readers through the cooking process and ensure success every time.
Author: Paul K. Newton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
This text is an introduction to current research on the N- vortex problem of fluid mechanics. It describes the Hamiltonian aspects of vortex dynamics as an entry point into the rather large literature on the topic, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
The world's oldest and best-organized conglomerate now reveals management techniques everyone can use. Unlike other guides to business, The Mafia Manager shuns theoretical verbiage to present the philosophy of leadership that founded and captained "The Silent Empire" through centuries of expansion and success. Some sample pearls of wisdom: -"Be sure you understand what your boss has ordered before you act on his command. What if you whack the wrong guy, or bomb the wrong joint...Learn the art of asking questions." -"Keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer." -"Don't become involved in any office political battle without first asking yourself, 'What's in it for me?' and then 'What's in it for them?'" -"If you must lie, be brief."
Author: Suzanne Massie
Suzanne Massie uses the history of this magnificent palace as a lens to look deeply into the soul of successive periods revealing the heights of hope and the depths of horror in the larger than life story to be found only in Russia.
Author: Jesse Liberty
PC developers are being called on to develop ever more complex systems, and in response the established tools for program design are now available on PC. "Clouds" is the colloquial name for the object diagrams that are central to UML. This book is a complete walk-through of the transition from design to development for programmers.
Over 250 words relating to the body and the movements it makes, the clothes children wear and the world around them. Young children can discover and learn lots of new vocabularly by spotting and talking about the illustrated words on themed pages which include 'Things I wear', 'What I can do' and 'Where I live'.