The Sci-Fi Movie Guide: The Universe of Film from Alien to Zardoz
Once upon a time, science fiction was only in the future. It was the stuff of drive-ins and cheap double-bills. Then, with the ever-increasing rush of new, society-altering technologies, science fiction pushed its way to the present, and it busted out of the genre ghetto of science fiction and barged its way into the mainstream. What used...
Queenpins: Notorious Women Gangsters of The Modern Era
The cut throat world of organized crime has long been dominated by men, and such macho godfathers and kingpins as Al Capone, John Dillinger, Pablo Escobar and John Gotti have become legendary. Yet, dig deep into the annals of crime and one can find smart, ambitious and ruthless women who have cracked the glass ceiling of the underworld and...
Posters: A Global History
From band posters stapled to telephone poles to the advertisements hanging at bus shelters to the inspirational prints that adorn office walls, posters surround us everywhereâbut do we know how they began? Telling the story of this ephemeral art form, Elizabeth E. Guffey reexamines the poster’s roots in the nineteenth century and...
IQ: A Smart History of a Failed Idea
Advance praise for
IQ A Smart History of a Failed Idea
"An up-to-date, reader-friendly account of the continuing saga of the mismeasure of women and men."
—Howard Gardner, author of Frames of Mind and Multiple Intelligences: New Horizons
"The good news is that you won't be...
Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers, and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade
Located on the left bank of the Chao Phya River, Thailand's capital, Krungthep, known as Bangkok to Westerners and "the City of Angels" to Thais, has been home to smugglers and adventurers since the late eighteenth century. During the 1970s, it became a modern Casablanca to a new generation of treasure seekers, from surfers...
“The difference between this painter’s works and those of others: they seek to
paint men as they appear on the outside, whereas he endeavours to paint the inner
man, as he is on the inside.”
1453: Birth of Hieronymus Van Aken in ‘s-Hertogenbosch (now Bois-le-Duc). His family,
Therapeutic Management of Incontinence and Pelvic Pain: Pelvic Organ Disorders
This 2nd revised edition covers management and treatment of bladder and bowel dysfunctions in men and women, pelvic organ prolapse, issues concerning the elderly, neurologically impaired patients and those with pelvic pain. New chapters cover quality of life, treatment of bladder and bowel dysfunction in children, the history of pelvic floor...
For Men Of Understanding It is stated as follows in the 164th verse of Surah al-Baqarah that one of the purposes of the Qur’an’s revelation is to think, "In the creation of the heavens and earth, and the alternation of the night and day, and the ships which sail the seas to people’s benefit, and the water which Allah sends down from the sky –... Control Techniques for Complex Networks A representative of a major publishing house is on her way home from a conference in Singapore, excited about the possibility of a new book series. On the flight home to New York she opens her blackberry organizer, adding names of new contacts, and is disappointed to realize she may have caught the bug that was bothering her friend Alex at the... Legacy of Secrecy: The Long Shadow of the JFK Assassination
John F. Kennedy's assassination launched a frantic search to find his killers. It also launched a flurry of covert actions by Lyndon Johnson, Robert F. Kennedy, and other top officials to hide the fact that in November 1963 the United States was on the brink of invading Cuba, as part of a JFK-authorized coup. The coup plan's...
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