Old Prague has one record. Statistically expressed, it lies in the number of ghosts relating to one square kilometre. Every medieval castle or palace worth the name in Europe has its ghost wandering roundits corridors at night, but Prague has scores of such buildings. Many of its ghosts are not limited to the interiors of these centruries' old buildings, but steal stealthily round the city's courtyards, passageways and narrow streets - for example, the ghost of a French major has to march at a rapid pace in order to cover his whole area at midnight.
In this mind-expanding work, physicist Amit Goswami, Ph.D., explores the world of human creativity—the ultimate source of joy and fulfillment—through the lens of quantum physics, and offers up a unique way to nurture and enhance your own creativity. According to quantum physics, reality occurs on two levels: possibility and actuality. Goswami uses this same duality to explore what he calls 'quantum thinking,' which focuses on two levels of thinking—the conscious mind of actuality and the unconscious mind of possibility. He then poses questions that probe the wellspring of creation that exists in each of us. What is creativity? Can anyone be creative? What kinds of creativity are there? And through this inquiry, he lays out a guidebook for understanding the power of the mind to access creativity in a whole new way.Combining the art of creativity with the objectivity of science, Quantum Creativity uses empirical data to support this new method of thinking and outlines how to harness our innate abilities in order to live more creatively. In short, Goswami teaches you how to think quantum to be creative.
The #1 "New York Times" bestseller is now in paperback. After five dark and gritty Kinsey Milhone mysteries, Grafton changes tone, giving readers a lighthearted novel featuring a wide range of characters, from a spoiled rich girl just out of prison to a too-good-to-be-true (and single) cop who seems to have the hots for Kinsey.
The underlying theme of the book is that the belief in a divine power, the Creator, is not in contradiction with the acceptance of scientific rationale.
Pinned down on the Ludendorff Bridge they were conscious only of the screaming passage of shells and the storm of small arms fire directed at them. They could see the Germans still frenziedly attempting toblow the bridge - and them with it - into the Rhine. Few of the US Infantrymen expected to reach the east bank alive.
Poems selected and illustrated by Cicely Mary Barker. 1977
An account of the part Raoul Wallenberg played during World War II in saving the lives of around 100,000 Jews in Hungary. He was subsequently taken prisoner by the Russians and since then has never again been seen or heard of in the West.
2/5/17. Snare drum backbeat plus electric guitar: the simple formula that launched the rock star, and contemporary teen culture along with it. Today, rock 'n' roll seems to define postwar American culture, especially in its impact abroad. Though its inception is often imagined as sudden and seismic, it was, of course, a gradual and complex transition from boogie-woogie to the stardom of Elvis Presley and Bill Haley. A thorough survey of rock 'n' roll's bloodline would even reach back as far as 1939, a time when the electric guitar's role was mostly played by piano or saxophone. Rock 'n' Roll 39-59 does this, with the assistance of some of the genre's finest photographers. Bruce Davidson, Wayne Miller, Robert W. Kelley, Esther Bubley, Eve Arnold and Ernest C. Withers are all here, amid a wealth of visual props, including priceless period posters, records, rare souvenirs, photographs and film stills, and indices of the movement's key venues, events, artists, producers and people. This book describes a lively mess of genres, from boogie-woogie to blues, gospel, big band jazz, country and, most of all, rhythm and blues--interbreeding against a backdrop of colossal social change, and culminating in the rock 'n' roll explosion of the mid-1950s.
THIS BOOK is a detailed history of sadism and sadists, but it is more than that.,Here the reasons for such behavior are clinically laid bare in the light of modern science and the hopes for its detection and prevention in the future realistically appraised. It is a major and definitive work.A DOCUMENTED STUDY OF THE STRANGE ECSTASIES THAT SOME HUMAN DEINGS FIND IN THE INFLICTION OF PAIN.
28/12/16. The first fully illustrated tribute to Allen Ginsberg--the best-known American poet of the post-war generation, mother of the Beats, and walking embodiment of Western counterculture.
Siamese Bestiary. London: Wildwood House Limited, 1979.Paperback.Inktpentekeningen en teksten. In English language.Aan de voorzijde iets geel.
The 47 legends that form this book have crystallized around some of Beijing's most celebrated sights. Here are the "just-so stories" of the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven, the Fragrant Hills, the Summer Palace, the Lama Temple, the Gate of Heavenly Peace and many others, told as earthily and redolently as only Beijingers can. Reminisce or whet your appetite: a little extra bit of Beijing will be yours.
Field Marshal William Joseph "Bill"Slim, 1st Viscount Slim, KG, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, GBE, DSO, MC, KStJ (6 August 1891 – 14 December 1970) was a British military commander and the 13th Governor-General of Australia.He fought in both the First and Second world wars and was wounded in action three times. During World War II he led the 14th Army, the so-called "forgotten army" in the Burma campaign. From 1953 to 1959 he was Governor-General of Australia, regarded by many Australians as an authentic war hero who had fought with the Anzacs at Gallipoli.
Suspenseful sorties up the Delaware and Chesapeake Bays. A. Kent schrijft ook onder de naam Douglas Reeman.
First published in 1965, "Small Wonder: The Amazing Story of the Volkswagen Beetle" is the most successful book of all time on the Beetle. Originally selling over 1.2 million copies, "Small Wonder" is often quoted as the source by many subsequent histories. Now, Bentley Publishers is releasing this new edition, with new foreword by the author, in honor of the new Beetle and the renewed interest in the original Beetle.
12/1/17. Chip Taylor is the legendary songwriter of such as "Wild Thing" and "Angel of the Morning" and his songs have been performed by Johnny Cash, Aretha Franklin, Frank Sinatra, and Willie Nelson among countless others. In the early 70s, Taylor began performing his own songs and helped create the country-rock genre. However, Taylor never had much success as a performer due, in part, to his addiction to gambling on the horse races. He refused to tour in support of his albums because he didn't want to be away from the race track. Recensie(s) Chip Taylor schreef wereldhits als Wild Thing, (the Troggs), I Can't Let Go (the Hollies) en Try (Janis Joplin). Als uitvoerend artiest had hij veel minder succes. Zijn gokverslaving (paardenraces) was daarvoor mede verantwoordelijk. Toen hij in 1976 op tournee Nederland aandeed, belandde hij in een warm bad. Zijn optredens waren succesvol en hij maakte vrienden. Pas decennia later lukte het hem te stoppen met gokken, richtte hij zich volledig op de muziek en ontmoette hij violiste Carrie Rodriguez met wie hij intensief ging samenwerken. In 2007 kwam hij, met Carrie, terug naar Nederland. In dit boek vertelt Taylor in korte hoofdstukjes over zijn leven als muzikant, zijn donkere jaren als gokker en de sympathie die hij voelt voor Nederland. Hij laat zich kennen als een zachtaardig type, die de mensen om zich heen graag complimentjes geeft. Op de bijgevoegde volwaardige cd staan mooie blues- en country-achtige liedjes. Een aantal daarvan is voor mensen die hij ontmoette (onder anderen Leo Blokhuis). Fullcolor en speels opgemaakt boek, vol kleurenfoto's.Ria Warmerdam
19/7/18. It's the climax to a year's worth of Spider-Man stories as questions are answered and Spidey's new world is rocked to its core. Who's the person terrorizing people as Menace? Who's behind the Spider-Tracer Killings? Who's going to be the Mayor of New York City?
Mr. Van Het Reve's work in English first found acknowledgement in the American literary magazine 'The Paris Review' which published 'The Acrobat' in 1954 and 'Gossamer' in de following year. We are proud to be the first to publish both of these, together with 'The Winter' and 'The Foreign Boy', in the present volume. It is impossible to describe these terrifying stories adequately in a few lines. We can only invite you to read them and to experience their full horror and greatness which is the horror and greatness of life.
13/2/18. In 1631, Gustav Adolphus of Sweden - the creator of the first national army - scored a notable victory at Breitenfeld in the Thirty Years War. In 1815, Napoleon was defeated by Wellington and Blucher at Waterloo. This was the age of battles - romantic, even glorious in their spectacle - a period of nearly 200 years when military endeavour was dominated by the quest for the climactic battle of annihilation in which the fate of continents might be decided in a single afternoon. This study recreates the grand-scale battles of the 17th, 18th and early 19th centuries and examines their historical circumstances, the strategic thinking and the personalities of the military commanders, the tactical manoeuvring on the battle field, the role of armaments and the performance of the fighting men. Other books by the author include "The American Way", "A History of the United States Army" and "Eisenhower's Lieutenants: the Campaign of France and Germany, 1944-1945".
A global phenomenon, The Alchemist has been read and loved by over 62 million readers, topping bestseller lists in 74 countries worldwide. Now this magical fable is beautifully repackaged in an edition that lovers of Paulo Coelho will want to treasure forever. Every few decades a book is published that changes the lives of its readers forever. This is such a book - a beautiful parable about learning to listen to your heart, read the omens strewn along life's path and, above all, follow your dreams. Santiago, a young shepherd living in the hills of Andalucia, feels that there is more to life than his humble home and his flock. One day he finds the courage to follow his dreams into distant lands, each step galvanised by the knowledge that he is following the right path: his own. The people he meets along the way, the things he sees and the wisdom he learns are life-changing. With Paulo Coelho's visionary blend of spirituality, magical realism and folklore, The Alchemist is a story with the power to inspire nations and change people's lives.