A Global History of Architecture

Author: Francis D. K. Ching,Mark M. Jarzombek,Vikramaditya Prakash
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111898160X
Category: Architecture
Page: 864
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The gold-standard exploration of architecture's global evolution A Global History of Architecture provides a comprehensive tour through the ages, spinning the globe to present the landmark architectural movements that characterized each time period. Spanning from 3,500 b.c.e. to the present, this unique guide is written by an architectural all-star team who emphasize connections, contrasts and influences, reminding us that history is not linear and that everything was 'modern architecture' in its day. This new third edition has been updated with new drawings from Professor Ching, including maps with more information and color, expanded discussion on contemporary architecture, and in-depth chapter introductions that set the stage for global views. The all-new online enhanced companion site brings history to life, providing a clearer framework through which to interpret and understand architecture through the ages. Unique in its non-Eurocentrism, this book provides a fresh survey of architectural history with a truly global perspective, fulfilling the National Architectural Accrediting Board's requirements for 'non-Western' architecture in history education. Track the history of architecture through a comparative timeline that spans the globe Learn how disparate design styles evolved side-by-side, and which elements migrated where Delve into non-Western architecture with expert insight and an historical perspective Explore further with an online Interactive Resource Center featuring digital learning tools Escalating globalization has expanded our perspective of both history and architecture beyond Europe and the U.S. Today's architects are looking far beyond the traditional boundaries, and history shows us that structures' evolution from shelter to art mirrors the hopes and fears of society along the way. A Global History of Architecture takes you inside history itself to witness the the growth and movements that built our world.

The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse

Author: Bud Hanzel,John Olson
Publisher: Creator's Edge Press
ISBN: 9780982769706
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 154
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"This satirical self-help guide is a humorous look at the apocalyptic rise of the un-living, flesh eating hordes. With tongue firmly in cheek the guide takes a logical approach to defining zombies and laying out just what needs to be done to survive."--Amazon website.

The History of Zombies

Author: Michael Madden
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781540785633
Page: 108
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Zak and Jimmy loved their X-Boxes, they loved their war games, and they loved shooting virtual zombies. A chance encounter in a local graveyard changed all of that when one of their school friends showed signs of being not quite normal, though not quite a zombie either. That is when the fun really started. They discovered that Jimmy's dad is an expert on zombies, and his acquaintance, the fabled Joshua Lordsmith, is a self-styled zombie hunter. They got to know all about The History Of Zombies as the outbreak spread, placing Zak. Jimmy, his dad, and Joshua in great danger.

Electricity Markets

Pricing, Structures and Economics
Author: Chris Harris
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470011584
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 519
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Over the last three decades, the global expectations for abundant,cheap and reliable energy have driven the growth in demand, andthis is challenging the ability to cheaply exploit the accessibleenergy sources, and to minimise environmental pressure. At the sametime, in concert with similar changes in other industries,deregulation and privatisation have continued apace. To enable them to contend with the daily process of generation,dispatch and supply, the electricity markets have risen to newlevels of sophistication and complexity. Continued advances arerequired to effectively contend with issues such as demandmanagement, environmental efficiency and security of supply. Inaddition, policy makers and regulators have a commitment tounderwrite the performance of the industry model, and to interveneas necessary in structures, instruments and conditions. The relationship between policy objectives, free markets, andthe technicalities of electricity production, network flow, supplyand consumption, is not a simple one. In this context thebook relates electricity market structures, economics forelectricity, and derivative pricing of electricity. It is intendedas a companion for all those with an interest in the electricitysupply industry, including participants, traders, students,stakeholders, and policy makers and implementers.

The Strain: Mister Quinlan--Vampire Hunter

Author: David Lapham
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 1630086355
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 128
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Mr. Quinlan, a product of a hellish vampiric ritual gone wrong, seeks to destroy the Master, the powerful vampire who sired him. After he is forced into hiding in the ancient Roman hillsides, he is captured and raised in the arenas as a gladiator. Winning his freedom as a champion against the will of the emperor, Mr. Quinlan is smuggled to Africa to battle foreign hordes. He must survive long enough to carry out his mission--but then his target begins hunting him. Acclaimed comics writer David Lapham traces the dark origin tale of the popular character from the television series The Strain. This volume collects issues #1-#5 of The Strain: Mr. Quinlan.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-defense

Author: Chris Harris
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780028631165
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 360
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Offers advice on basic self-defense techniques including how to prevent assault, protect children, and the pros and cons of carrying a firearm.

Road to Perdition

The New, Expanded Novel
Author: Max Allan Collins
Publisher: Brash Books, LLC
ISBN: 1941298966
Category: Fiction
Page: 254
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Lean Supplier Development

Establishing Partnerships and True Costs Throughout the Supply Chain
Author: Chris Harris,Rick Harris,Chuck Streeter
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439811269
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 218
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In the global marketplace, no business is a self-contained island. No matter how effective your internal material movement, to be a future-thinking business, you must go to the next step and develop long-term supplier partnerships built on a dedication to continuous improvement and the basic concepts of Lean implementation. Lean Supplier Development: Establishing Partnerships and True Costs Throughout the Supply Chain provides step-by-step instruction on how to build partnerships of mutual improvement and success through supplier development. Offering the same advice that they have successfully applied to corporations across the globe, award-winning consultants Chris Harris, Rick Harris, and Chuck Streeter — Provide criteria on how to choose suppliers that will make good long-term partnerships Demonstrate proven methods for employing Plan for Every Part (PFEP) to link your facility to the supply base Present a true cost model that eliminates guesswork when choosing suppliers to develop Show how to develop and maintain efficient information flow all along your supply chain Use real-world examples to cover likely contingencies Provide a sample quarterly supplier review that you can adapt for your own use Lean is a journey, not a destination. It requires flexible leaders at the helm who can readily adjust to ever-changing conditions and it requires like-minded partners all along the supply chain. Finding and developing these partners is not about good fortune, it is all about an uncompromising approach to continuous improvement and the application of systematic methods that will build working partnerships that broaden your definition of what is possible

The Brothers Cabal

A Novel
Author: Jonathan L. Howard
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250037530
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Horst Cabal has risen from the dead. Again. Horst, the most affable vampire one is ever likely to meet, is resurrected by an occult conspiracy that wants him as a general in a monstrous army. Their plan: to create a country of horrors, a supernatural homeland. As Horst sees the lengths to which they are prepared to go and the evil they cultivate, he realizes that he cannot fight them alone. What he really needs on his side is a sarcastic, amoral, heavily armed necromancer. As luck would have it, this exactly describes his brother. Join the brothers Cabal as they fearlessly lie quietly in bed, fight dreadful monsters from beyond reality, make soup, feel slightly sorry for zombies, banter lightly with secret societies that wish to destroy them, and—in passing—set out to save the world.* *The author wishes to point out that there are no zebras this time, so don't get your hopes up on that count. There is, however, a werebadger, if that's something that's been missing from your life.

Night Whispers

Author: Alisha Rai
Publisher: Samhain Pub Limited
ISBN: 9781619215030
Category: Fiction
Page: 306
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ShadowLands, Book 1—James Bennett has spent the years since humankind fell victim to the Illness living underground. His only interaction with the Shadows roaming the Earth is through surveillance technology carried by his search-and-rescue agents. Scarred by vicious events, he has no desire to leave the safety of his bunker for the dangerous world outside—until he recruits a tough young woman clear across the country. Jules Guerrero learned two things early on: the value of loyalty and never backing down from a fight. Both of these come in handy now that her job description includes protecting humans and kicking Shadow ass. But it's hard to keep her mind strictly on her mission when all she can think about is the man whose voice keeps her sane through each dark night. When Jules is captured by a rogue organization even more bloodthirsty than the Shadows, James must draw on all of his courage to fuel a treacherous cross-country chase…before the Jules he loves is destroyed forever.

ABC Disgusting

Author: Greg Pak,Simon Bowland
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780996307727
Page: 36
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A boy tries to shock his sister with an alphabetical series of disgusting things. But in the end, she hits him with what might be the biggest gross-out of all. A new children's book from the writer and art team behind The Princess Who Saved Herself.

Raised Eyebrows

My Years Inside Groucho's House
Author: Steve Stoliar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781593936525
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 324
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"A real page-turner that is by turns startling, shocking and as engrossing as a good novel. What a splendid book it is." -- Dick Cavett "It's one of the best books about a show-business icon I've ever read...It makes Groucho live so much more than the conventional bios." -- Woody Allen "Raised Eyebrows is an intimate account of one of our national treasures - Groucho Marx. It's written by a young man who was fortunate enough to live with and work for Groucho, and if he doesn't know what he's talking about, who would? It has a unique insider's point of view and is a fascinating study of a man who was one of the kings of comedy." -- Jack Lemmon "In this delightful report, Mr. Stoliar brings the real Groucho alive with wit, tears and all." -- Steve Allen

Covenant and Conversation

Author: Jonathan Sacks
Publisher: The Toby Press/KorenPub
ISBN: 1592640206
Category: Religion
Page: 356
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A Weekly Reading of the Jewish Bible.

How to Be a Man

(and other illusions)
Author: Duff McKagan,Chris Kornelis
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 030682387X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 304
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A guide to the collective wisdom gained from fatherhood, business school, and some of the greatest rock bands of all time

B.P.R.D.: Vampire

Author: Mike Mignola
Publisher: Dark Horse Comics
ISBN: 162115663X
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 110
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A vampire-haunted B.P.R.D. agent's quest for revenge turns into a rampage as he pursues a clan of undead and their gorgon-eyed queen. Collects the five-issue miniseries. * Essential ties to B.P.R.D.: 1946-1948. * Written and drawn by Fábio Moon and Gabriel Bá. "It was a more straightforward read, but it was still excellent with just top notch art. It's really hard to not love a book with Bá and Moon's art."

Outlive Outdead

A Cinematic Zombie Roleplaying Game
Author: W. J. MacGuffin
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780983695929
Page: 148
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A roleplaying game about zombies.

Essays Critical and Clinical

Author: Gilles Deleuze
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9780860916147
Category: Art and science
Page: 221
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Deleuze believed that philosophy cannot be undertaken independently of science and art. These essays testify to his long-term desire to dismantle the barriers between art and its adjacent domains.

Sekret Machines Book 1: Chasing Shadows

Author: Tom DeLonge,AJ Hartley
Publisher: To The Stars
ISBN: 1943272166
Category: Fiction
Page: 704
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For those who know... that something is going on... The witnesses are legion, scattered across the world and dotted through history, people who looked up and saw something impossible lighting up the night sky. What those objects were, where they came from, and who—or what—might be inside them is the subject of fierce debate and equally fierce mockery, so that most who glimpsed them came to wish they hadn’t. Most, but not everyone. Among those who know what they’ve seen, and—like the toll of a bell that can’t be unrung—are forever changed by it, are a pilot, an heiress, a journalist, and a prisoner of war. From the waning days of the 20th century’s final great war to the fraught fields of Afghanistan to the otherworldly secrets hidden amid Nevada’s dusty neverlands—the truth that is out there will propel each of them into a labyrinth of otherworldly technology and the competing aims of those who might seek to prevent—or harness—these beings of unfathomable power. Because, as it turns out, we are not the only ones who can invent and build...and destroy. Featuring actual events and other truths drawn from sources within the military and intelligence community, Tom DeLonge and A.J. Hartley offer a tale at once terrifying, fantastical, and perhaps all too real. Though it is, of course, a work of... fiction?

Young Woman and the Sea

How Trudy Ederle Conquered the English Channel and Inspired the World
Author: Glenn Stout
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618858682
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 336
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In 1926, a plucky American teenager named Trudy Ederle captured the imagination of the world when she became the first woman to swim the English Channel. Stout offers the dramatic and inspiring story of Ederle's pursuit of a goal no one believed possible, and the price she paid.

I Declare Personal Application Guide

Author: Joel Osteen
Publisher: FaithWords
ISBN: 1455555231
Category: Religion
Page: 144
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Words have power. Whenever we speak something either good or bad, we give life to what we are saying. In his bestselling book, I Declare, Pastor Joel Osteen reveals 31 declarations that can bring God's favor and blessing to the reader's life in a greater way. Now, Joel Osteen offers a practical tool that will help ensure that what you say about yourself and others are positive, inspiring, and encouraging. In using this personal application guide, you will be encouraged to declare God's Word over your life each day through insightful reflection and a relevant scripture verse-all of this with space in which to record your own thoughts and revelations. This lively guide offers all of this and more, with the expectation that God will use it to help you see His favor and blessings in a greater way. So if you want to know what life will be like five years from now, take this faithful companion in hand, and begin the next 31 days with the only One who has the power to bless the future.