Published in chronological order, with extensive story and bibliographic notes, this series not only provides access to stories that have been out of print for years, but gives them a historical and social context. Series editors Scott Conners and Ronald S. Hilger excavated the still-existing manuscripts, letters and various published versions of the stories, creating a definitive “preferred text” for Smith’s entire body of work. This first volume of the series, brings together 25 of his fantasy stories, written between 1925 and 1930, including such classics as “The Abominations of Yondo,” “The Monster of the Prophecy,” “The Last Incantation” and the title story.
Arthur C. Danto - After the End of Art
Over a decade ago, Arthur Danto announced that art ended in the sixties. Ever since this declaration, he has been at the forefront of a radical critique of the nature of art in our time. After the End of Art presents Danto's first full-scale reformulation of his original insight, showing how, with the eclipse of abstract expressionism, art has deviated irrevocably from the narrative course that Vasari helped define for it in the Renaissance. Moreover, he leads the way to a new type of criticism that can help us understand art in a posthistorical age where, for example, an artist can produce a work in the style of Rembrandt to create a visual pun, and where traditional theories cannot explain the difference between Andy Warhol's Brillo Box and the product found in the grocery store. Here we are engaged in a series of insightful and entertaining conversations on the most relevant aesthetic and philosophical issues of art, conducted by an especially acute observer of the art scene today. Originally delivered as the prestigious Mellon Lectures on the Fine Arts, these writings cover art history, pop art, "people's art," the future role of museums, and the critical contributions of Clement Greenberg--who helped make sense of modernism for viewers over two generations ago through an aesthetics-based criticism. Tracing art history from a mimetic tradition (the idea that art was a progressively more adequate representation of reality) through the modern era of manifestos (when art was defined by the artist's philosophy), Danto shows that it wasn't until the invention of Pop art that the historical understanding of the means and ends of art was nullified. Even modernist art, which tried to break with the past by questioning the ways of producing art, hinged on a narrative. Traditional notions of aesthetics can no longer apply to contemporary art, argues Danto. Instead he focuses on a philosophy of art criticism that can deal with perhaps the most perplexing feature of contemporary art: that everything is possible.
Samel Pepys - The Great Fire of London
‘With one’s face in the wind you were almost burned with a shower of Firedrops . . .’ A selection from Pepys’s startlingly vivid and candid diary. Originally written in code, Pepys’s diary includes his unforgettable eyewitness account of the 1666 Fire. [ Samuel Pepys (1633–1703) ] Little Black Classics celebrates Penguin’s 80th birthday, introducing 80 works from the classics.
Pavel Tsatsouline - Hardstyle Abs
How to Develop the Ultimate in Wrought-Iron Muscle, Mid-Section Body Armor and Core Generation of Explosive Power The sole goal of Hardstyle Abs is to achieve an extraordinarily strong mid-section. But not simply to swivel heads with your rippling six-pack. For, according to Pavel, your abs should be simultaneously weapon, armor and force generator. The six-pack is just a side effect of the coiled power with which you now operate. Hardstyle Abs will give you impenetrable body armor-to withstand a direct hit of the greatest magnitude. Hardstyle Abs will give you the generative force to retaliate with a devastating backlash. And Hardstyle Abs will help you lift more weight than ever before-more safely. After years of dedicated research and experimentation, Pavel has identified three killer drills, as all you need to achieve this level of mid-section mastery. Follow Pavel's battle plan to the T and the results are guaranteed-noticeable within weeks, extraordinary within months. Pavel provides the laser focus. You? Simply obey the commands. The highlights of Pavel's HardStyle Abs program: Why high reps have failed you-and the secret sauce that will have your abs tuned for heavy action all day long and at a moment's notice. Hardstyle breathing-for explosive power and a bullet-proof waist. The Hardstyle Sit-up-to generate an unbelievable contraction for superior results. Internal Isometrics-the lost secret behind the old-time physical culturalists' exceptional abdominal strength and development. The Hardstyle Hanging Leg Raise-the final weapon you must master to channel the power of your every muscle into one devastating surge. My good friend Pavel is the functionally strongest pound for pound man I have ever measured and studied. This validates his approaches-they are not polluted by current trend, political correctness, financial gain or ego. Listen to his wisdom and you will be stronger and wiser. I did, and I am. -Professor Stuart McGill, author of Ultimate Back Fitness and Performance
Ruth H. Carmichael - Mark L. Botton - Siu Gin Cheung - Paul K. S. Shin - Changing Global Perspectives on Horseshoe Crab Biology, Conservation and Management
This book reports significant progress of scientific research on horseshoe crabs, including aspects of evolution, genetics, ecology, population dynamics, general biology and physiology, within the recent 10 years. It also highlights the emerging issues related to world-wide conservation threats, status and needs. The contributions in this book represent part of an ongoing global effort to increase data and concept sharing to support basic research and advance conservation for horseshoe crabs.
Christina Jones - Heaven Sent
emmie has a problem - she's had almost as many jobs as she's had birthdays and her lovelife is on the critical list.But with the big 3-0 looming she's determined to transform herself from unemployed singleton to loved-up success. Trouble is Clemmie's dream job would be working for local entrepreneur Guy Devlin, owner of the famous pyrotechnics company, The Gunpowder Plot. He'd also be high on her list of candidates for significant other too. But Guy has a whole veritable cargo hold of baggage - avaricious ex-wife, a host of monster ex-step children. He's not even looking for an assistant. And if he was a quirky amateur firework maker with a penchant for cream cakes and big explosions wouldn't be high on his list.
Nemes Nagy Ágnes - 51 vers / 51 Poems
A kétnyelvű kötet Nemes Nagy Ágnes 51 versét tartalmazza magyarul és angolul, Peter Zolmann fordításában. A rímek után a költő előszavát is elolvashatjuk, majd egy rövid leírást Nemes Nagy Ágnesről, illetve a fordítóról. A könyv kiváló segítség lehet az angol nyelvet tanulóknak és szép ajándék külföldi ismerősöknek, akik érdeklődnek a magyar irodalom után.
William King - Vampireslayer
In the unceasing war against Chaos, Gotrek & Felix are beset by a new, terrible foe. An evil is forming in darkest Sylvania which threatens to reach out and tear the heart from our band of intrpid heroes. The gripping tale continues in this epic saga of deadly battle and soul-rending tragedy.
Ismeretlen szerző - Bioenergy from Wood
This book is written for scientists and practitioners interested in deepening their knowledge of the sustainable production of bioenergy from wood in tropical and sub-tropical countries. Utilising the value chain concept, this book outlines the necessary aspects for managing sustainable bioenergy production. A wide range of topics is covered including biomass localization, modelling and upscaling, production management in woodlands and plantations, and transport and logistics. Biomass quality and conversion pathways are examined in order to match the conversion technology with the available biomass. A section is dedicated to issues surrounding sustainability. The issues, covered in a life-cycle assessment of the bioenergy system, include socio-economic challenges, local effects on water, biodiversity, nutrient-sustainability and global impacts. Through this holistic approach and supporting examples from tropical and sub-tropical countries, the reader is guided in designing and implementing a value chain as the main management instrument for sustainable wood.
Mayu Shinjo - Demon Love Spell 1.
Miko is a shrine maiden who has never had much success at seeing or banishing spirits. Then she meets Kagura, a sexy demon who feeds off women’s feelings of passion and love. Kagura’s insatiable appetite has left many girls at school brokenhearted, so Miko casts a spell to seal his powers. Surprisingly the spell works - sort of - but now Kagura is after her!
Mayu Shinjo - Demon Love Spell 2.
Shrine maiden Miko has sealed the powers of the sexy incubus Kagura, who has vowed to protect her. But now a fox spirit has transformed himself into a human to proclaim his love to Miko, making Kagura jealous. Miko relents and allows Kagura to enter her dreams again, but now he can no longer regain his incubus powers?!
Mayu Shinjo - Demon Love Spell 3.
Shrine maiden Miko has sealed the powers of the sexy incubus Kagura, who has vowed to protect her. Miko finds herself suddenly popular with the boys at school and starts getting asked out. Has falling in love with Kagura made her more attractive to the opposite sex, or is some other mysterious force at work?
Mayu Shinjo - Demon Love Spell 4.
Shrine maiden Miko has sealed the powers of the sexy incubus Kagura, who has vowed to protect her. An incubus even more handsome than Kagura comes to take him to task for not using his powers on Miko. Miko finds herself succumbing immediately to the spell of this powerful demon - who turns out to be Kagura's father?!
Dan Abnett - Pariah
In the city of Queen Mab, nothing is quite as it seems. Pariah, spy and Inquisitorial agent, Alizebeth Bequin is all of these things and yet none of them. An enigma, even to herself, she is caught between Inquisitors Gregor Eisenhorn and Gideon Ravenor, former allies now enemies who are playing a shadow game against a mysterious and deadly foe. Coveted by the Archenemy, pursued by the Inquisition, Bequin becomes embroiled in a dark plot of which she knows not her role or purpose. Helped by a disparate group of allies, she must unravel the secrets of her life and past if she is to survive a coming battle in which the line between friends and foes is fatally blurred.
Richard Dawkins - The Magic of Reality
Richard Dawkins, bestselling author and the world’s most celebrated evolutionary biologist, has spent his career elucidating the many wonders of science. Here, he takes a broader approach and uses his unrivaled explanatory powers to illuminate the ways in which the world really works. Filled with clever thought experiments and jaw-dropping facts, The Magic of Reality explains a stunningly wide range of natural phenomena: How old is the universe? Why do the continents look like disconnected pieces of a jigsaw puzzle? What causes tsunamis? Why are there so many kinds of plants and animals? Who was the first man, or woman? Starting with the magical, mythical explanations for the wonders of nature, Dawkins reveals the exhilarating scientific truths behind these occurrences. This is a page-turning detective story that not only mines all the sciences for its clues but primes the reader to think like a scientist as well.
Charles London - Jutland 1916
The only major fleet engagement of World War I (1914-1918), the Battle of Jutland (1916) has been surrounded by controversy ever since. The British public felt Admiral Jellicoe had failed – a reaction rooted in a hundred years of the 'Nelson cult', a conviction that anything short of a Trafalgar-style annihilation was letting the side down. True, the German Fleet had sunk more ships and suffered fewer casualties, but the British had forced them to disengage and run for port and were still cruising off Denmark spoiling for a fight. This title recounts in detail how on an early summer's evening in 1916, the two fleets clashed head to head: the events that followed would spark a polemic that still rages today.
Szvámí Sivánanda - Practice of Brahmacharya
Practice of Brahmacharya is not only the foundation of spiritual evolution, and Yogic advancements, but also it is the basis of material as well as psychic achievements, a sine qua non, for all progress - social, political, economical, physical, mental and spiritual, because the wastage of vital energy under the impulse of lust is the source of all morbid conditions of mind and body. Lust curdles into anger, anger into infatuation and loss of ethical and spiritual life. Lust destroys the soul of man. This book written by the powerful pen of Sri Swami Sivanandaji Maharaj, deals with this vital subject in a forceful, but homely style, and prescribes potent means and methods for the eradication of lust, sublimation of sex-energy into Ojas Sakti for attaining the goal of life-God-realization. It is this Ojas Sakti that assumes various forms of excellence in all the fields of life comprising arts, science and metaphysics. Thought this book is most helpful to all, it is especially so for the students, who stand in desperate need of guidance in the practice of Brahmacharya. This will secure their physical, mental and spiritual health. Education without Brahmacharya is a lamp without oil. Brahmacharya is the key to the ethical and moral regeneration of the whole world. We sincerely pray to the almighty God, that the aspiration for leading a crystal, pure life may be kindled in your hearts, the moment you lay your hand upon this book. May you all lead a perfect life of purity and enjoy the eternal bliss of the Atman.
Mayu Shinjo - Demon Love Spell 5.
Shrine maiden Miko has sealed the powers of the sexy incubus Kagura, who has vowed to protect her. Kagura and Miko ask her father for permission to move out of the shrine and live together on their own. Surprisingly Miko’s father readily agrees, but just what has this powerful priest done to Kagura?