Dark Archives

Dark Archives
Author: Megan Rosenbloom
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 0374717427
ISBN 13: 9780374717421
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Archives Book Review:

On bookshelves around the world, surrounded by ordinary books bound in paper and leather, rest other volumes of a distinctly strange and grisly sort: those bound in human skin. Would you know one if you held it in your hand? In Dark Archives, Megan Rosenbloom seeks out the historic and scientific truths behind anthropodermic bibliopegy—the practice of binding books in this most intimate covering. Dozens of such books live on in the world’s most famous libraries and museums. Dark Archives exhumes their origins and brings to life the doctors, murderers, and indigents whose lives are sewn together in this disquieting collection. Along the way, Rosenbloom tells the story of how her team of scientists, curators, and librarians test rumored anthropodermic books, untangling the myths around their creation and reckoning with the ethics of their custodianship. A librarian and journalist, Rosenbloom is a member of The Order of the Good Death and a cofounder of their Death Salon, a community that encourages conversations, scholarship, and art about mortality and mourning. In Dark Archives—captivating and macabre in all the right ways—she has crafted a narrative that is equal parts detective work, academic intrigue, history, and medical curiosity: a book as rare and thrilling as its subject.

The Toys of He Man and the Masters of the Universe

The Toys of He Man and the Masters of the Universe
Author: Val Staples,Mattel,Dan Eardley
Publsiher: Dark Horse Comics
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2021-05-04
ISBN 10: 1506720471
ISBN 13: 9781506720470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Toys of He Man and the Masters of the Universe Book Review:

A massive, 700-plus-page, full-color hardcover chronicling the quintessential toys of He-Man, She-Ra, and the other Masters of the Universe! In the 1980s, the Masters of the Universe toy lines shook the world of children's entertainment to its foundations. Now, YouTube influencer "Pixel Dan" Eardley and He-Man historian Val Staples have worked with fans worldwide to cultivate this incredible volume that contains in-depth overviews of every item in several complete toy lines, including: 1982's Masters of the Universe, 1985's Princess of Power, 1989's He-Man, 2002's Masters of the Universe relaunch, and 2008's Masters of the Universe Classics! In addition to expertly-researched documentation of the toys' development and unique variants, each entry also includes photographic reference of the heroic figures and playsets from decades of development. This phenomenal tome also features never-before-seen interviews and designer commentary from the toys' creators, offering keen insights into the genesis of a product that inspired millions of young imaginations. With over 700 pages of lovingly assembled content, this compendium is the perfect addition to any Masters of the Universe fan's collection. By the power of Grayskull, you have the power!

Modern Chess Openings

Modern Chess Openings
Author: Nick De Firmian
Publsiher: Random House Incorporated
Total Pages: 748
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0812936825
ISBN 13: 9780812936827
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Modern Chess Openings Book Review:

Modern Chess Openings is the best and most trusted tool for serious chess players on the market. First published over a half-century ago, this is a completely revised and updated edition of the book that has been the standard English language reference on chess openings. An invaluable resource for club and tournament players, it now includes information on recent matches and the most up-to-date theory on chess openings. Modern Chess Openings is ideal for intermediate players ready to elevate their game to the next level or International Grandmasters who want to stay on top of recent chess innovations.

The Losing Trick Count A Book of Bridge Technique

The Losing Trick Count   A Book of Bridge Technique
Author: F. Dudley Courtenay,G. G. J. Walshe
Publsiher: Hesperides Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2008-11
ISBN 10: 1443735930
ISBN 13: 9781443735933
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Losing Trick Count A Book of Bridge Technique Book Review:

Originally published in 1935, this is a detailed manual of Bridge technique, 'As Used by the Leading Contract Bridge Tournament Players, with Examples of Expert Bidding and Expert Play'. Contents Include: Part 1 - Expert Bidding - What Every Expert Knows - Valuing the Hand - The Opening Bid of One - Responses to Opening Bids of One - Rebidding - Specialized Opening Bids and Responses - Defensive Bidding - Penalty Doubles and Sacrifice Bids - Slam Bidding - Psychic Bidding - Examples and Drills - Part Two - General Principles - Declarer's Play - Defensive Play - Advanced Play - A Series of Fine Hands

Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry 2 Volume Set

Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry  2 Volume Set
Author: Niklaus P. Lang,Jan Lindhe
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 1480
Release: 2015-04-07
ISBN 10: 1118940474
ISBN 13: 9781118940471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry 2 Volume Set Book Review:

Now in its sixth edition, Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry is the must-have resource for practitioners specialising in periodontal care and implant dentistry. The chapters have been extensively revised with 40% of the content new to this edition. Maintaining the widely praised two-volume format introduced in the previous edition, the editorial team has once again brought together the world’s top international specialists to share their expertise on all aspects of periodontology, periodontal health and the use of implants in the rehabilitation of the periodontally compromised patient. Seamlessly integrating foundational science, practical clinical protocols, and recent advances in the field, Clinical Periodontology and Implant Dentistry, Sixth Edition enhances its stellar reputation as the cornerstone reference work on periodontology.

Manga Monster Madness

Manga Monster Madness
Author: David Okum
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2005-03-15
ISBN 10: 160061387X
ISBN 13: 9781600613876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Manga Monster Madness Book Review:

Grab a pencil and draw the coolest and most outrageous creatures just like the pros! What are you waiting for? Capture the excitement of manga monsters in your drawings now! Find hundreds of action-packed illustrations for getting the dynamic look you want all your comics to have. Over 50 step-by-step colorful lessons give you the skills and secrets you need to create awesome monsters. Do you want your characters to have punch? personality? Manga Monster Madness will show you how. In this complete guide you'll find: • Drawing basics such as shading, color, anatomy and creating 3-D forms • Japanese terms, traditions and mythology • Quick tips giving you details about every monster From Giant monsters (Daikaiju) and Mutants, to Aliens, Fantasy heroes and Pet monsters, you'll get speedy results and achieve your best manga drawings yet!

The Modern Cruising Sailboat

The Modern Cruising Sailboat
Author: Charles Doane
Publsiher: McGraw Hill Professional
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2009-12-06
ISBN 10: 0071637001
ISBN 13: 9780071637008
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Modern Cruising Sailboat Book Review:

A comprehensive guide to help you identify and equip the boat that best suits your needs Well-known boating writer Charles Doane unravels the complexity of cruising sailboat design and explains the fundamentals and the ramifications of each design decision. In easy-to-understand terms, Doane explains theoretical aspects of design, pragmatic issues like keel shape and berth configuration, pros and cons of various construction methods and materials, outfitting, propulsion, rigging and much more.

Horror Movie Freak

Horror Movie Freak
Author: Don Sumner
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-07-14
ISBN 10: 1440215634
ISBN 13: 9781440215636
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Horror Movie Freak Book Review:

You'll scream with delight while reading this fun and engaging book that discusses fright flicks all horror fans need to see to ascend to the level of a true Horror Freak —from classics (Dracula and Psycho) to modern movies (Drag Me to Hell) and lesser-known gems (Dog Soldiers). Movies are divided into various categories including Asian horror, beginners, homicidal slashers, supernatural thrillers, and zombie invasion. Features more than 130 movies, 250+ photos of movie stills and posters, and a chapter on remakes and reimaginings. The book also includes the DVD of George A. Romero's original 1968 version of "Night of the Living Dead."

Star Trek The Collectibles

Star Trek The Collectibles
Author: Steve Kelley
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2008-09-26
ISBN 10: 1440219079
ISBN 13: 9781440219078
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Star Trek The Collectibles Book Review:

This book provides a wide-range of Star Trek treasures you can appreciate whether you're a devoted Trekkie or a novice collector of this epic American science-fiction franchise. Then the pages of this spectacular guide, you'll discover more than 1,500 color photos including memorabilia direct from Paramount Studios warehouses. In addition, you'll enjoy chapters covering more than 40 years of Star Trek action figures, lunch boxes, games, pins, posters, uniforms, original scripts and countless other items, all with identifying details and current market values.

The Communion Letters

The Communion Letters
Author: Anne Strieber,Whitley Strieber
Publsiher: Crossroad Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Communion Letters Book Review:

THE HEART OF THE MYSTERY They are called Others, Visitors, Grays, Friends, or Strangers. No one knows who or what they are. But due to intense investigations of the past few years, resulting from the publication of the controversial bestseller Communion, their reality is no longer a question. THEY ARE AMONG US. These letters, often awkward, sometimes incredulous, and always searingly honest, document the fact that hundreds of thousands have experienced the Communion phenomena: childhood visitations, the "nine knocks," mysterious scars and implants, abductions, sexual encounters, and "black sedans." It's all here. Unvarnished and irrefutable. Assembled for the first time, these letters lead us to the heart of the greatest mystery of our age. For it is in these authentic personal encounters of ordinary men and women that we come closest to the truth about who They are and what They want with us. In the dramatic words of Whitley Strieber, these letters report—a courtship.

Weird Websites

Weird Websites
Author: Stuart McLean
Publsiher: Crombie Jardine Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2009-04-23
ISBN 10: 1848397038
ISBN 13: 9781848397033
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Weird Websites Book Review:

There are 162,042,117,562 websites on the internet. Of these 161,983,424,031 can certainly be considered strange. But there are far fewer that are truly weird and even fewer that are what-on-earth-is-that-all-about-weird. This book brings together the weirdest of these weird sites for your amusement. When visiting the sites you will meet some rich, ugly people who desperately want to marry you, you will have the opportunity to join 'The Interplanetary Society for the Hard of Thinking' and you will be shown how to send a plague of wasps to 'destroy' those websites that you hate. So, power up that old cathode-ray tube and get surfing!This book features the following information given for each entry: site name, category, weirdness factor (ranging from one to five gremlins depending on the extent of the site's weirdness), website address, and comment.

Poet s Market 2018

Poet s Market 2018
Author: Robert Lee Brewer
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2017-10-05
ISBN 10: 144035281X
ISBN 13: 9781440352812
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Poet s Market 2018 Book Review:

The most trusted guide to publishing poetry! Want to get your poetry published? There's no better tool for making it happen than Poet's Market 2018, which features hundreds of publishing opportunities specifically for poets, including listings for book and chapbook publishers, print and online poetry publications, contests, and more. These listings include contact information, submission preferences, insider tips on what specific editors want, and--when offered--payment information. In addition to the completely updated listings, Poet's Market offers brand-new articles devoted to the craft and business of poetry, including how to handle a book launch, delivering poetry in unusual places, starting your own poetry workshop, and more. You will also gain access to: • A one-year subscription to the poetry-related information and listings on WritersMarket.com • Lists of conferences, workshops, organizations, and grants • A free digital download of Writer's Yearbook, featuring the 100 Best Markets: WritersDigest.com/WritersDigest-Yearbook-17 Includes exclusive access to the webinar "PR for Poets: The Secret to Getting Your Poems Read" from Jeannine Hall Gailey, author of Field Guide to the End of the World and The Robot Scientist's Daughter.

Kung Fu Frogs

Kung Fu Frogs
Author: Alex Holt
Publsiher: Trafford Publishing
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2012-03-23
ISBN 10: 1466919728
ISBN 13: 9781466919723
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Kung Fu Frogs Book Review:

The Kung-Fu Frogs mission is fourth fold. Firstly, to introduce children from the ages of nine years and up to a positive, motivational, educational, entertainment experience. Secondly, and very importantly, to teach and/or remind children of the major mental benefits of the martial arts: peace, justice, self-esteem, self-control, respect, confidence, discipline, gratitude, perseverance, and an indomitable spirit. Studies have shown that when children apply these principles to their schoolwork, their grades greatly improve. Kung-Fu was created to be a passive method of self-defense; and is based on studies of all life in nature. Thirdly, a recent televised national academic test scores report revealed that urban children arent scoring as well as their suburban counterparts. Many of these suburban districts have a wealth advantage. However, the urban kids, upon graduation, will have to compete for the same college entrance procedures and in the same job markets as the children from wealthy districts. Therefore, all children, and especially the urban children, should apply the martial arts mental behavior principles to their lives, and schoolwork. Peace, justice, self-esteem, self-control, respect, confidence, discipline, gratitude, perseverance, and an indomitable spirit. Perhaps, these behavior traits, will surface as the real salvation for urban children when and where, there is less wealth applied for education. Fourthly, the martial arts provide people with a very good method of physical exercise for weight control, and over all good physical health. There is a childhood epidemic of obesity in America today. This obesity among very young people is creating life-threatening diseases, once found almost exclusively in adults: hypertension, type2 diabetes, sleep problems, liver and gall bladder disease. Kung-Fu Frogs merge the long interest of children with frogs and their proven practice and love of the Martial Arts. This merge is presented in an entertaining, motivational and educational context. The frog has appeared in many Chinese and Japanese folk tales. One must remember that Kung-Fu was the first Martial Arts created and was taken from the movements of various animals. This art form of self-defense was created to be passive and sought to teach self-control, confidence, discipline, perseverance, gratitude and an indomitable spirit. The Ninja art form was derived from Kung-Fu. The Kung-Fu Frogs are alien Kung Fu heroes. They gained their super knowledge and skills of Kung-Fu by scanning the entire universe for all encompassing wisdom and truth through their super extra-sensory, telekinesis and telepathic abilities. The frogs employ their flagship spacecraft, Star Exodus for encounters with their archenemies, the insects and their flag spaceship, Destructive Force and for intergalactic missions of peace, justice, health and education.

Origami Sailboats

Origami Sailboats
Author: Lew Rozelle
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2002-02-09
ISBN 10: 1429963190
ISBN 13: 9781429963190
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Origami Sailboats Book Review:

These boats don't just look nice on a shelf--they're made to move! Build your own fleet of Origami Sailboats that actually float and sail in water. These step-by-step instructions offer young crafters all they need to create floating and fully functional paper folded sailboats. All of the models in this how to orgami book catch wind currents, float and retain their shape in water. Believe it or not, these paper boats hold up in water for several hours, or even several days if they're made from freezer paper or wax paper. Whether you're an origami beginner or an experienced folder, Origami Sailboats is a great do-it-yourself arts and crafts activity for children and parents to create original origami toys and decorations.

Real Nightmares Book 9

Real Nightmares  Book 9
Author: Brad Steiger
Publsiher: Visible Ink Press
Total Pages: 65
Release: 2017-09-01
ISBN 10: 1578594413
ISBN 13: 9781578594412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Real Nightmares Book 9 Book Review:

Abductions, invasions, and encounters. Entities, aliens, and ancients. Who is among us? What happened in the past and what should we expect for the future? Explore the strange world of the unknown with paranormal researcher extraordinaire Brad Steiger, an author of thousands of books and articles on mysterious secrets and unexplained phenomena. From creepy strangers and shape-shifting species to unexpected warnings and mysterious vanishing, you’ll be startled to learn what inhabits the world of Real Nightmares: Alien Strangers and Foreign Worlds.

Skipper s Mast and Rigging Guide

Skipper s Mast and Rigging Guide
Author: Rene Westerhuis
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2013-05-10
ISBN 10: 1472901495
ISBN 13: 9781472901491
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Skipper s Mast and Rigging Guide Book Review:

The Skipper's Mast and Rigging Guide is a new title in our popular series of cockpit guides that are designed for easy reference on board in all weather conditions. Of all the elements that are hard to set up on a sailboat, gauging how mast, running rigging and standing rigging should work in combination with each other is perhaps the trickiest of arts - some might call it a black art. And of course it is essential to get it right in order to stabilise the mast, reduce undue stress and consequently ensure the safety of everyone on board. This handy cockpit guide will simplify and explain to the reader exactly how to set up their mast, rigging and running rigging for whatever size of yacht and with whatever rig combination. It will take the reader through the basics of setting up and adjusting their rig step by step with helpful diagrams and detailed colour photographs throughout. With this book in one hand and a spanner in the other, skippers will be able to make their own adjustments without having to call in expensive riggers.

Star Chosen

Star Chosen
Author: Joe Chiappetta
Publsiher: Joe Chiappetta
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2010-03
ISBN 10: 0964432323
ISBN 13: 9780964432321
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Star Chosen Book Review:

Deleting history was just the beginning. Blast off with STAR CHOSEN, a space opera of post-biblical proportions! After war, heartbreak, attacks to your faith, and the erasure of all history and culture, whose side will you fight on: the Proud... or the Chosen? In a time yet to come, the high-tech Faith War threatens to destroy all religions across the universe. One small yet bold group, known as "the Chosen," survives, but will they rebuild, or be torn to space dust across a cold universe? Xeric Award winner and Ignatz Award nominee Joe Chiappetta crafts a science fiction epic for all ages: Star Chosen.

Strange UFO s Aliens in My Life

Strange UFO s   Aliens in My Life
Author: E A Sabean
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 72
Release: 2010-01
ISBN 10: 0981344984
ISBN 13: 9780981344980
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Strange UFO s Aliens in My Life Book Review:

I never believed in alien abduction, UFO's or lights in the sky...that is, not until I was visited by strange creatures not of this world, seen strange lights in the sky myself, and peiced together all the strange events in my life. Not only did strange creatures visit me, they healed my kidneys. Drawings and images contained in book.

Zero Point

Zero Point
Author: Neal Asher
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2012-08-02
ISBN 10: 0230765440
ISBN 13: 9780230765443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Zero Point Book Review:

It was a quest for vengeance; now it’s full-blown rebellion Earth’s Zero Asset citizens no longer face extermination from orbit. Thanks to Alan Saul, the Committee’s network of control is a smoking ruin. Its robotic enforcers also lie dormant. But power abhors a vacuum, and the Committee’s Serene Galahad seizes command. On Mars, Var Delex is fighting to save the Antares Base. She must also crush the first signs of its own rebellion, while the Argus Space Station speeds towards the red planet. Var knows that whoever trashed Earth is still aboard. And aboard Argus Station, Alan Saul’s mind has expanded into its computer network. There, he learns of the Humanoid Unit Development and its ghastly experiments; the possibility of eternal life; and of a madman who may hold the keys to interstellar flight. But Earth’s agents are close, and the killing will soon begin. Zero Point is the second book in Neal Asher’s high-octane Owner trilogy. 'A thoroughly enjoyable novel' – Walker of Worlds 'A real page turner' – I Will Read Books 'Asher’s ability to write exciting set-piece action scenes featuring cool SF hardware is undimmed . . . Those who enjoy Neal Asher’s fast-paced, technologically rich SF stories will find a lot to like' – Concatenation

Desert World Allegiances

Desert World Allegiances
Author: Lyn Gala
Publsiher: DSP Publications
Total Pages: 280
Release: 2015-03-31
ISBN 10: 1632163462
ISBN 13: 9781632163462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Desert World Allegiances Book Review:

Together, Shan and Temar must get to the bottom of the conspiracy before time runs out for the entire planet.