9/11/17. Leonardo has long been recognised as one of the great artists of the Renaissance, but he was also a pioneer in the understanding of human anatomy. He intended to publish his ground-breaking work in a treatise on anatomy, and had he done so his discoveries would have transformed European knowledge of the subject. But on Leonardo’s death in 1519 the drawings remained a mass of undigested material among his private papers and their significance was effectively lost to the world for almost 400 years.
Liners - The Golden Age', chronicles the great era of ocean liner travel from the close of the nineteenth century to the launch of the 'QE2' and beyond. From first class to steerage, deck games to banquets, from the celebrations of maiden voyages to the adversity of disaster in both war and peace, this book contains over 350 photographs from the Hulton Getty Picture Collection.
Tending Your Soul for Lifelong Beauty In this inspirational book, Moran shares the wisdom and experience from her own search for inner and outer beauty. Her observations and advice show how anyone can transform their thinking about what makes us beautiful.
Ballantines illustrated history of world war 2.1970. From triumphant partner in the opening Blitzkrieg campaigns in the war to the last futile efforts to stem the inexorable Allied advance, the Luftwaffe waged a savage but honorable war against an enemy who eventually had overwhelming and irresistible forces.
He was pompous, blustery, imperious and egotistical, but he did a fine job and he knew it. His political naivity was to prove disastrous, but this could not erase Douglas MacArthur's greater qualities; patriotism, personal courage, excellence as a military commander.
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19/2/18. The United States Marine Corps is America's best-known military unit, and perhaps the most famous in the world. It is the nation's oldest unit, as far as recognition by Congress goes, and has been almost continually engaged in active operations for all its existence, when other branches of service were on peacetime status.Such a long and varied service, and the type of personnel required for such an elite unit, have produced a trove of lore and legendary unparalleled in the world. Albert A. Nofi, the leading force behind Combined Books' acclaimed Civil War Book of Lists, has taken on the task of producing a definitive compendium of Marine Corps facts and statistics.The Corps' long history is well-represented, with such lists as Greatest Battles, Medal of Honor Winners, Commandants, Marines in American Wars, Greatest Foes, Foreign Marine Corps, Confederate Marines, Marines in Congress, Marines in Space, and numerous others. A sharp focus is maintained on the present as well, since the book is also intended for those currently involved with the military. Current Marine units, bases, schools, orders of dress, traditions and specialized vocabulary are given complete coverage.United States Marine Corps Book of Lists will prove to be of equal interest to military history buffs and those currently involved in military affairs.
Masters of Doom is the true inside story of the Lennon and McCartney of the video game industry: John Carmack and John Romero. Together they created an empire, ruled a multibillion-dollar industry, and provoked a national controversy. They lived a unique American dream, escaping their broken homes to co-create the most innovative and notoriously successful video games in history - Doom and Quake - until the games they made tore them apart. David Kushner has been covering the video game industry for ten years and knows all the angles. Even those with no interest in video games will be fascinated by this vastly entertaining tale of friendship, betrayal and the genesis of a multibillion-dollar popular art form.2003. Isbn:9780749924898.
Directions for making toys with moveable parts from bottle tops, plastic containers, string, egg cartons, buttons, and a host of other scrap materials.
There can be no doubt of his essential decency, his honesty, his courage, and his patriotism. He became a war leader because the Allied cause demanded the use of his extraordinary array of talents. Without him the road to victory would have been harder and longer, and the sacrifice of blood even greater.
7/5/18.Build Your Own Thinking Machine from 192 Pieces of Paper.
13/12/17. You Can't Catch Me and You Can't Put Mustard in the Custard were first published twenty-five years ago and were groundbreaking in that they were full-colour illustrated new poems for children. You Can't Catch Me won the Signal Poetry Award in 1982. Both books went on to be bestsellers and both poet and artist are stellar names in the world of children's books. The book includes an introduction by Michael Rosen and an audio CD of the book, with all the poems also read by Michael. Michael's brilliantly conversational poetry is fantastically matched by Quentin Blake's loopy yet perfectly detailed art. It is a partnership that Bloomsbury is proud to be making newly available.
The story of a Royal Navy landing force sent to help the Americans in the S W Pacific campaign during World War II.
30/7/18. Nausicaa, a young princess who has an empathic bond with the giant Ohmu insects and animals of every creed. She fights to create tolerance, understanding and patience among empires that are fighting over the world's remaining precious natural resources.
31/7/18. Nausicaa finds herself on the edge of despair as she comes to realize the full extent of the ecological destruction that's ravaging Earth. Meanwhile, Queen Kushana of Torumekia plots to lead her troops back to the imperial capital and seize the crown. Nausicaa agrees to join Kushana and her people in the fight against the Doroks and her scheming brothers.
Fiona left her nursing career in Ireland to be with the man everyone thinks is wrong for her. Elsa fled Germany and her high-powered television job once she learned what the man she loved was hiding from her. Thomas mourns his failed marriage and misses his young son in California, while David yearns to reconcile with his family in England without having to go into the family business. Chance has brought them together, and together they will find new ways of looking at the lives they left behind.
The first documented, systematic study of guerrilla warfare, this 1937 text remains the definitive guide. Based on Mao's own experiences and his interpretations of the classic strategies of Sun-tzu, it concisely explains why guerrilla activities should be integrated into conventional military activities and discusses the organization and operation of guerrilla units.
4/11/17. JEAN-BAPTISTE GRENOUILLE, born in eighteenth-century Paris and abandoned on the street, discovers he has an extraordinary – almost superhuman – sense of smell. As he sniffs his way across France, this gift is exploited by Grenouille to make the world's most marvellous perfumes. Yet in seeking perfection in his experiments, he realises that a vital ingredient is missing for the perfect scent: innocence.
Jack Aubrey and his particular friend Stephen Maturin are in the naval service of England during the early 19th century.
11/7/18. Michel Foucault has become famous for a series of books that have permanently altered our understanding of many institutions of Western society. He analyzed mental institutions in the remarkable Madness and Civilization; hospitals in The Birth of the Clinic; prisons in Discipline and Punish; and schools and families in The History of Sexuality. But the general reader as well as the specialist is apt to miss the consistent purposes that lay behind these difficult individual studies, thus losing sight of the broad social vision and political aims that unified them.