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The Dark Design

Author : Philip Jose Farmer
ISBN : 9781429949149
Genre : Fiction
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Milton Firebrass, once Mark Twain's enemy and now his greatest ally, plans to build a giant airship that can fly to the North Pole of Riverworld. Once there, he hopes to learn the secret of the mysterious tower that dominates the landscape and find the answer to his most urgent question: could the tower contain the Ethicals, the enigmatic beings that created Riverworld? Meanwhile, Jill Gulbirra is challenged for the job of piloting the airship by none other than Cyrano de Bergerac. As if there were not enough challenges facing the crew, they soon suspect there is an agent of the Ethicals among their number, plotting their destruction.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction


Author : Dorr Bothwell
ISBN : 9780486136301
Genre : Art
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Guiding principle of Eastern art and design, focusing on the interaction between positive and negative space, demonstrated in six problems of progressive difficulty. Solutions will fascinate artists and designers. 101 illustrations.
Category: Art

The Journal Of Hellenic Studies

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ISBN : PRNC:32101076452992
Genre : Electronic journals
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Vols. 1-8, 1880-87, plates published separately and numbered I-LXXXIII.
Category: Electronic journals

Modern Masters Volume 27 Ron Garney

Author : George Khoury
ISBN : 1605490407
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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Ron Garney knows how to tell a story on the comics page. He can draw cinematic blockbuster action with the best of them, as his iconic runs on Captain America, Wolverine, and Weapon X will attest. But he also excels at depicting the quiet moments. There is emotional nuance in his work, which elevates every story he illustrates. Join authors George Khoury and Eric Nolen-Weathington--along with Jason Aaron, Tom Palmer, Alex Ross, and friends--as they present the art and career of Ron Garney, Modern Master! This book documents his stellar career by virtue of an exhaustive interview with Garney, where he explains his creative process, and presents a wealth of rare and unseen art, including a gallery of commissioned pieces, many in full-color. Like never before, this book lets you experience the work and wonder of this master of modern comic art: Ron Garney!
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels


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Our Dark Design

Author : Alannah Carbonneau
ISBN : 1542922550
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EmmieIt was supposed to be a job. Sail through the Caribbean on a luxury yacht while cooking and cleaning for some rich man. How hard can that be? That's what the ad implied. It's not what he wanted. It's not what he took. It's not what I gave. NoahShe's the only tether I have to the moment that made me the monster I am. She's the only way I can truly sate my craving. It's for her I'll be the protector. It's because of her I'll submit to the killer. It's with her that I might eventually find sanctuary. NOTE: This is a Contemporary Dark Romance intended for readers over the age of 18. You may or may not be triggered negatively, but if you enjoy a little dark, and a lot of sexy with a dash of suspense, this is the story for you.

Romanticism At The End Of History

Author : Jerome Christensen
ISBN : 0801879035
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The Romantics lived through a turn of the century that, like our own, seemed to mark an end to history as it had long been understood. They faced accelerated change, including unprecedented state power, armies capable of mass destruction, a polyglot imperial system, and a market economy driven by speculation. In Romanticism at the End of History, Jerome Christensen challenges the prevailing belief that the Romantics were reluctant to respond to social injustice. Through provocative and searching readings of the poetry of Wordsworth; the poems, criticism, and journalism of Coleridge; the Confessions of De Quincey; and Sir Walter Scott's Waverley, Christensen concludes that during complicated times of war and revolution English Romantic writers were forced to redefine their role as artists.
Category: Literary Criticism

Dark Souls

Author : From Software
ISBN : 1926778898
Genre : Art
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"Showcasing the grim and chilling artwork behind the fan-favorite game, [this book] features key visuals, concept art, character & monster designs, rough sketches, and an exclusive interview with the game's creators"--Dust jacket back.
Category: Art

Evil By Design

Author : Chris Nodder
ISBN : 9781118654811
Genre : Computers
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How to make customers feel good about doing what you want Learn how companies make us feel good about doing what they want. Approaching persuasive design from the dark side, this book melds psychology, marketing, and design concepts to show why we’re susceptible to certain persuasive techniques. Packed with examples from every nook and cranny of the web, it provides easily digestible and applicable patterns for putting these design techniques to work. Organized by the seven deadly sins, it includes: Pride — use social proof to position your product in line with your visitors’ values Sloth — build a path of least resistance that leads users where you want them to go Gluttony — escalate customers’ commitment and use loss aversion to keep them there Anger — understand the power of metaphysical arguments and anonymity Envy — create a culture of status around your product and feed aspirational desires Lust — turn desire into commitment by using emotion to defeat rational behavior Greed — keep customers engaged by reinforcing the behaviors you desire Now you too can leverage human fallibility to create powerful persuasive interfaces that people will love to use — but will you use your new knowledge for good or evil? Learn more on the companion website,
Category: Computers

Plowing The Dark

Author : Richard Powers
ISBN : 9781466803695
Genre : Fiction
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A dazzling new novel by the author of Galatea 2.2 and Gain In a digital laboratory on the shores of Puget Sound, a band of virtual-reality researchers races to complete the Cavern, an empty white room that can become a jungle, a painting, or a vast Byzantine cathedral. In a war-torn Mediterranean city, an American is held hostage, chained to a radiator in another empty white room. What can possibly join these two remote places? Only the shared imagination, a room that these people unwittingly build in common, where they are all about to meet. Adie Klarpol, a skilled but disillusioned artist, comes back to life, revived by the thrill of working with cutting-edge technology. Against the collapse of Cold War empires and the fall of the Berlin Wall, she retreats dangerously into the cyber-realities she has been hired to create. On the other side of the globe, Taimur Martin, an English teacher recovering from a failed love affair, is picked up off the streets in Beirut by Islamic fundamentalists and held in solitary captivity. A mesmerizing fiction that explores the imagination's power to both destroy and save, Plowing the Dark recasts the rules of the novel and stands as Richard Powers's most daring work to date.
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