Susan Hitchcock - Life in Color
"The world is a wonder of color. Remarkable images by National Geographic photographers entice us to take notice in a whole new way." --House Beautiful Life in Color is arranged by color in a rainbow of beauty. Each chapter, devoted to a color, begins with a short, inspiring essay that explores the qualities, meaning, and symbolism of that color, written in the same warm and lovely voice that guided the reader through Visions of Earth. Color chapters include photographs that are predominantly blue, orange, green, yellow, purple and red. Smaller sections present images in silver, brown, black, gold, white, and "unseen color"--not seen with the naked eye, such as laser, the universe, and microscopic images. Throughout, interesting quotes and surprising short insights in the captions give the reader an entirely new look at the color in the world around us. Chock full of beautiful, amazing, fun images, this eye-pleasing volume is sure to appeal to a wide variety of people, most especially to women.
Allie Mackay - Tall, Dark and Kilted
Cilla Swanner came to Dunroamin Castle in Scotland to get away from heartache and headache. But what she finds there may be more than she can handle. Long ago, the roguish Scottish knight known as Hardwick was cursed to wander the world forever, pleasing a different woman each night with no hope of fulfillment or true love. Then he meets Cilla, who may be his only hope for salvation.
Barrington Barber - The Fundamentals of Drawing in Colour
Drawing has become a very popular hobby and books are now in demand. This particular aspect of drawing has not been widely covered, making it an important addition to the discipline of drawing as a whole. It is written in his usual easily accessible style with over 200 full-colour illustrations. The various methods are explored through his trademark step-by-step exercises. By following Barber's advice and methods the reader will gain confidence in both drawing skills and the use of colour across different media. The book is well structured and comprehensive. Various methods and media are explored through a series of chapters, beginning with materials and how to get used to them. Each chapter ends in his excellent step-by-step exercises. The book is well designed and clearly laid out and users will welcome the simple, strong illustrations and concise text.
Dan Sater - European Classics
An award-winning designer and artisan for 25 years, Dan F. Dater II, AIBD, has successfully combined superb styling and detail with ultimate comfort and livability in his home designs. The inspiration behind his latest collection lies deep in the roots of European Architecture--Tuscan, Italian, Spanish, English and French. With cultural aesthetics that have evolved over centuries, these designs incorporate the best of both traditional and modern worlds.
Jules Verne - Captain Grant's Children
A message in a bottle relays an urgent plea from the long-missing Captain Grant. His ship, the Britannia, has sunk. He is alive but is being held hostage. Captain Grant's children, Mary and Robert, along with their friend and benefactor Lord Glenervan launch a rescue expedition. But where do they begin their search? The original SOS message written in three languages is partially destroyed by sea water. The remaining fragments can be interpreted several ways. Only one clue is certain, Captain Grant is somewhere along the 37th parallel. Racing against time, risking their lives, the brave adventurers are determined to find and save the shipwrecked captain.
Martin Handford - Where's Wally now?
An easily portable mini edition of this Where's Wally? classic. Use the handy magnifying lens to search for Wally and his friends as they travel to the Stone Age, Ancient Egypt and the Vikings, right through to a future world in space! There are all sorts of other things to look for too, ensuring endless hours of fun! Wow! Amazing!
Mark Millar - Wolverine: Old Man Logan
MARK MILLAR and STEVE MCNIVEN--who last teamed for the monumental CIVIL WAR--bring us the most important WOLVERINE story of the 21st century. Nobody knows what happened on the night the heroes fell. All we know is that they disappeared and evil triumphed and the bad guys have been calling the shots ever since. What happened to Wolverine is the biggest mystery of all. For 50 years, no one has heard hide nor hair from him...and in his place stands anold man called Logan. A man concerned only about his family. A man pushed to the brink by the HULK GANG. A man forced tohelp an old friend--the blind archer, HAWKEYE--drive three thousand miles to secure his family's safety. Get ready for the ride of your life, Logan. COLLECTING: Wolverine #66-72, Wolverine Giant-Size Old Man Logan
J. D. (Nora Roberts) Robb - Eternity in Death
When club-hopping bad girl Tiara Kent is found dead in her plush Manhattan apartment, the killing has all the earmarks of a vampire attack. The ever-practical Lieutenant Eve Dallas has to deal with superstitious cops carrying garlic and stakes, as well as the ever-hysterical press. None of the wealthy young victim's friends seem to know much about the Dark Prince she has been secretly seeing. The chase to stop him before he kills again will lead Eve and her team into areas of the city that not even the most intrepid cop wants to visit, and into the very heart of darkness.
Hollis Shiloh - A Wizard's Shelter
Visiting his sister Mary at the lighthouse should be a delightful vacation for Elliot--except he’s going there in disgrace while he awaits his fate from the wizard council. Mary’s assistant, Rue, is a gentle, self-possessed young man about Elliot’s age. Elliot is drawn to him, and his magic seems to calm down around the handsome and mysterious Rue. Elliot sinks gratefully into the unexpected grace of Rue's kindness and friendship. He doesn’t understand why his magic is broken or why it feels whole again around Rue. But right now he’s just trying to survive, grateful for the reprieve Rue’s friendship provides. But then a a potential tragedy on the beach culminates in Rue revealing his true nature: he’s a selkie, both man and seal, with a magic that somehow complements and heals Elliot’s when they’re together. And that might not be possible for much longer.
Hollis Shiloh - Memories and Marco
Jace is a washed-up ex-boxer living with daily pain and bad judgment in boyfriends. Then his best friend Jeff reintroduces him to the gentle healing magician he used to work with. Marco is everything Jace could want—and everything he can't trust himself not to break. Nobody has ever loved Jace, not properly. And Marco is so warm and caring and tenderhearted, he could have anyone. How could they possibly be together—even if Marco did have a crush on Jace all those years ago? But not everything is as it seems, and there is darker magic at work than anyone has guessed so far. Trusting Marco is no longer the hardest thing in Jace's life…but rather, keeping him safe. No matter what it takes.
Katie Flynn - Two Penn'orth of Sky
Two penn'orth of sky is all you can see from dirty, cramped Nightingale Court where Emmy lives with her widowed mother. Her main aim in life is to escape and she sees marriage as her best way out. When Peter Wesley, First Officer aboard a cruise ship, proposes, she accepts eagerly. The Wesleys have a baby, Diana, and all seems set fair for the small family, but Peter is killed and Emmy left penniless. She and Diana are forced to move back to Nightingale Court. Emmy has to take work as a waitress but she becomes ill and when suitors appear, Diana detests them all... A tale of hardship, heartbreak and hope from a beloved storyteller, Two Penn'orth of Sky is classic Katie Flynn and sure to delight every one of her readers.
Heidi McLaughlin - 12 Days of Forever
Even though she’s living her life-long dream and dancing on Broadway, the city is a lonely place for Yvie James. The holidays are both her favorite time of the year and the worst. A last minute decision puts Yvie in Beaumont to spend time with her family Alexander Knight is new to Beaumont, but he’s making the best of it. His dream of running a successful business is within his grasp, and Xander has a dedicated client base most trainers vie for. On the surface, Xander is happy, but he works long hours for nothing more than to avoid going home to an empty house. Thrown together for Christmas shopping, holiday gatherings with friends and family, and a special anniversary party, Yvie and Xander find themselves seeking solace in each other for an unforgettable, romantic winter.
Tessa Bailey - Driven by Fate
The first rule is obey... and she already broke it. Francesca "Frankie" De Luca always pays her debts. Even when it means stepping inside Serve, the sensuous Manhattan club that caters to particular adult desires. For Frankie, it's a taste of something she's always wanted—and never received. Until a sharply dressed Brit orders her into his room, and instructs her to undress before delivering the carnal punishment she so desperately needs... She wasn't the woman Porter Evans was expecting. Not this wild thing with the pale, silvery eyes. And such cheek. But she violates Porter's strict rules of control. Temptation is a dangerous thing indeed. Yet everything about Frankie cries out for schooling about the tantalizing interplay of pleasure and pain. So Porter offers Frankie a deal she can't refuse—and the only thing she owes him is submission...
David Chandler - Austerlitz 1805
Austerlitz was the battle that established Napoleon's reputation: a classic example of the general's masterly use of deception to lure his enemy into a carefully devised trap. Beginning with the bold and crushing advance of the French Army from the Rhine to the Danube, David Chandler describes the envelopment of Mack's army at Ulm, the manoeuvres to Austerlitz and the counter-attack that resulted in the decisive defeat for the Austro-Russian Army. Excellent overview illustrations of the battlefield at Austerlitz supplement the text by clearly showing the movements of the opposing armies. A comprehensive guide to one of the most important battles of the Napoleonic Wars.
Tessa Bailey - Exposed by Fate
He’ll train her to lure another man. She’ll lure him instead. When interior designer Eliza Ballas accompanies a friend to New York’s premier BDSM club, she’s taken aback by the sheer want that overruns her body—especially when a sexy Brit assumes Eliza is adept at dark, sensual arts. If she’s going to play, she’ll need an erotic education, and she knows just the man to teach her how to submit… Oliver Preston isn’t one to turn down pleasure, but Eliza’s his sister’s best friend, and he’s torn between a sense of duty and his rock-hard need to find out if she tastes as delicious as he’s dreamed. Unable to handle thought of another man owning her body, he draws Eliza deep into his world of exquisite pain and pleasure. He has three lessons to instruct her. Three lessons to drive them both to the brink of ecstasy. And three lessons before he must give her to another man...if he doesn’t lose himself first.
Taran Matharu - Origins
The prequel to the explosive new fantasy trilogy, Summoner. Set in a time before The Novice, this prequel is the perfect introduction to the world of the Summoner. Arcturus is just an orphaned stableboy when he discovers he has the ability to summon demons from another world. He is sent to Vocans Military Academy where the lost arts of summoning, spellcraft and demonology are taught to the noble children of the Empire. As the first commoner gifted with this ability, his discovery challenges the nobility and the powers that be. At the Academy, Arcturus quickly makes enemies. With no one but his demon Sacharissa by his side, Arcturus must prove himself as a worthy Summoner...
Andrew Troelsen - Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Framework
This new edition of Pro C# 5.0 and the .NET 4.5 Platform has been completely revised and rewritten to reflect the latest changes to the C# language specification and new advances in the .NET Framework. You'll find new chapters covering all the important new features that make .NET 4.5 the most comprehensive release yet, including: - .NET APIs for Windows 8 style UI apps - New asynchronous task-based model for async operations - How HTML5 support is being wrapped into C# web applications - New programming interfaces for HTTP applications, including improved IPv6 support - Expanded WPF, WCF and WF libraries giving C# more power than ever before This comes on top of award winning coverage of core C# features, both old and new, that have made the previous editions of this book so popular (you'll find everything from generics to pLINQ covered here). The mission of this text is to provide you with a rock-solid foundation in the C# programming language and the core aspects of the .NET platform (assemblies, remoting, Windows Forms, Web Forms, ADO.NET, XML web services, etc.). Once you digest the information presented in these 25 chapters, you’ll be in a perfect position to apply this knowledge to your specific programming assignments, and you’ll be well equipped to explore the .NET universe on your own terms. What you’ll learn: - Be the first to understand the .NET 4.5 platform and Visual C# 2012. - Discover the ins and outs of the leading .NET technology. - Learn from an award-winning author who has been teaching the .NET world since version 1.0. - Find complete coverage of XAML, .NET 4.5 and Visual Studio 12 together with discussion of the new Windows Runtime. Who this book is for: If you’re checking out this book for the first time, do understand that it's targeted at experienced software professionals or graduate students of computer science (so don't expect three chapters on iteration or decision constructs!). It is perfect for anyone who is interested in the new .NET Framework 4.5 and the C# language. Whether you are moving to .NET for the first time or are already writing applications using previous .NET versions, this book will provide you with a comprehensive grounding in the new technology and serve as a complete reference throughout your coding career. Table of Contents: 1. The Philosophy of .NET 2. Building C# Applications 3. Core C# Programming Constructs Part I 4. Core C# Programming Constructs Part II 5. Understanding Encapsulation 6. Understanding Inheritance and Polymorphism 7. Understanding Structured Exception Handling 8. Working with Interfaces 9. Collections and Generics 10. Delegates, Events and Lambda Expressions 11. Advanced C# Language Features 12. LINQ to Objects 13. Understanding Object Lifetime 14. Building and Configuring Class Libraries 15. Type Reflection, Late Binding, and Attributes 16. Dynamic Types and Dynamic Language Runtime 17. Processes, AppDomains and Object Contexts 18. Understanding CIL and the Role of Dynamic Assemblies 19. Multithreaded, Parallel and Async Programming 20. File I/O and Object Serialization 21. ADO.NET Part I: The Connected Layer 22. ADO.NET Part II: The Disconnected Layer 23. ADO.NET Part III: The Entity Framework 24. Introducing LINQ to XML 25. Introducing Windows Communication Foundation 26. Introducing Windows Workflow Foundation 27. Introducing Windows Presentation Foundation and XAML 28. Programming with WPF Controls 29. WPF Graphical Rendering Services 30. WPF Resources, Animations and Styles 31. Dependency Properties, Routed Events and Templates 32. Introducing ASP.NET Web Forms 33. ASP.NET Web Controls, Master Pages and Themes 34. ASP.NET State Management Techniques
Barbara Stoeltie - René Stoeltie - Living in Mexico
Diverse interiors from Costa Careyes to the Yucatan Peninsula Barbara and René Stoeltie, the dynamic writer and photographer duo, have struck gold again—this time with a truly breathtaking look at Mexico's most remarkable abodes. The Stoelties have traveled far and wide, from Costa Careyes to the Yucatan Peninsula, seeking out homes to surprise, delight, and inspire you. The contrast between Constructivist architect Luis Barragán's home, a restored 16th century hacienda, and traditional Mayan thatched-roof dwellings is telling of the vibrant palette of textures and hues to be found with the pages of this book. This diverse selection of villas, casitas, haciendas, cabanas, and palapas paints a lively and colorful picture of Mexican style.
Louis Charbonneau-Lassay - The Bestiary of Christ
A legendary work of religious scholarship and art history--now available in its first English translation. This volume introduces American readers to a compendium of animal symbolism that ranks with the greatest of the classical and medieval bestiaries. 400 woodcuts.
Ismeretlen szerző - The Living Bible
by Tyndale House Publishers The popular Living Bible is available in several editions to meet a wide variety of customer needs. The Deluxe Award Bible and Personal Gift Edition offer numerous features and a value price. -- Words of Christ in red letter -- Text list of verses on today's key topics -- Single column format -- Book introductions