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Against A Dark Background

By Iain M. Banks
  • ISBN Code: : 0748109986
  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Pages : 512
  • Category : Fiction
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Sharrow was once the leader of a personality-attuned combat team in one of the sporadic little commercial wars in the civilisation based around the planet Golter. Now she is hunted by the Huhsz, a religious cult which believes that she is the last obstacle before the faith?s apotheosis, and her only hope of escape is to find the last of the apocalyptically powerful Lazy Guns before the Huhsz find her. Her journey through the exotic Golterian system is a destructive and savage odyssey into her past, and that of her family and of the system itself.

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Consider Phlebas is a space opera of stunning power and awesome imagination, from a modern master of science fiction. The war raged across the galaxy. Billions had died, billions more were doomed. Moons, planets, the very stars themselves, faced destruction, cold-blooded, brutal, and worse, random. The Idirans fought for their Faith; the Culture for its moral right to exist. Principles were at stake. There could be no surrender. Within the cosmic conflict, an individual crusade. Deep within a fabled labyrinth on a barren world, a Planet of the Dead proscribed to mortals, lay a fugitive Mind. Both the Culture and the Idirans sought it. It was the fate of Horza, the Changer, and his motley crew of unpredictable mercenaries, human and machine, to actually find it - and with it their own destruction. Praise for the Culture series 'Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution' Independent on Sunday 'Banks has created one of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future' Guardian 'Jam-packed with extraordinary invention' Scotsman 'Compulsive reading' Sunday Telegraph The Culture series: Consider Phlebas The Player of Games Use of Weapons The State of the Art Excession Inversions Look to Windward Matter Surface Detail The Hydrogen Sonata Other books by Iain M. Banks: Against a Dark Background Feersum Endjinn The Algebraist

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

By da Vinci, Leonardo
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  • Publisher : Aegitas
  • Book Code : 500064008X
  • Total of Pages : 570
  • Category : History
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A singular fatality has ruled the destiny of nearly all the most famous of Leonardo da Vinci's works. Two of the three most important were never completed, obstacles having arisen during his life-time, which obliged him to leave them unfinished; namely the Sforza Monument and the Wall-painting of the Battle of Anghiari, while the third—the picture of the Last Supper at Milan—has suffered irremediable injury from decay and the repeated restorations to which it was recklessly subjected during the XVIIth and XVIIIth centuries. Nevertheless, no other picture of the Renaissance has become so wellknown and popular through copies of every description.

The Notebooks Of Leonardo Da Vinci, Complete By Leonardo Da Vinci

By Leonardo Da Vinci
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  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Book Code : N.a
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eonardo da Vinci—artist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance man—is a perennial source of fascination because of his astonishing intellect and boundless curiosity about the natural and man-made world. During his life he created numerous works of art and kept voluminous notebooks that detailed his artistic and intellectual pursuits. The collection of writings and art in this magnificent book are drawn from his notebooks. The book organizes his wide range of interests into subjects such as human figures, light and shade, perspective and visual perception, anatomy, botany and landscape, geography, the physical sciences and astronomy, architecture, sculpture, and inventions. Nearly every piece of writing throughout the book is keyed to the piece of artwork it describes. The writing and art is selected by art historian H. Anna Suh, who provides fascinating commentary and insight into the material, making Leonardo's Notebooks an exquisite single-volume compendium celebrating his enduring genius.

The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

By Leonardo Da Vinci,SBP Editors
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  • Publisher : Samaira Book Publishers
  • Book Code : 8193607058
  • Total of Pages : 680
  • Category : Reference
  • Members : 641
  • Pdf File: the-notebooks-of-leonardo-da-vinci.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Leonardo da Vinci—artist, inventor, and prototypical Renaissance man—is a perennial source of fascination because of his astonishing intellect and boundless curiosity about the natural and man-made world. During his life he created numerous works of art and kept voluminous notebooks that detailed his artistic and intellectual pursuits. The collection of writings and art in this magnificent book are drawn from his notebooks. The book organizes his wide range of interests into subjects such as human figures, light and shade, perspective and visual perception, anatomy, botany and landscape, geography, the physical sciences and astronomy, architecture, sculpture, and inventions. Nearly every piece of writing throughout the book is keyed to the piece of artwork it describes.

The Player Of Games

By Iain M. Banks
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  • Publisher : Orbit
  • Book Code : 0748110062
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 607
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The second Culture novel from the awesome imagination of Iain M. Banks, a modern master of science fiction. The Culture - a human/machine symbiotic society - has thrown up many great Game Players, and one of the greatest is Gurgeh. Jernau Morat Gurgeh. The Player of Games. Master of every board, computer and strategy. Bored with success, Gurgeh travels to the Empire of Azad, cruel and incredibly wealthy, to try their fabulous game ... a game so complex, so like life itself, that the winner becomes emperor. Mocked, blackmailed, almost murdered, Gurgeh accepts the game, and with it the challenge of his life - and very possibly his death. Praise for the Culture series: 'Epic in scope, ambitious in its ideas and absorbing in its execution' Independent on Sunday 'Banks has created one of the most enduring and endearing visions of the future' Guardian 'Jam-packed with extraordinary invention' Scotsman 'Compulsive reading' Sunday Telegraph The Culture series: Consider Phlebas The Player of Games Use of Weapons The State of the Art Excession Inversions Look to Windward Matter Surface Detail The Hydrogen Sonata Other books by Iain M. Banks: Against a Dark Background Feersum Endjinn The Algebraist

Sensation and Perception

By Hugh J. Foley,Mary Bates
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000228924
  • Total of Pages : 500
  • Category : Psychology
  • Members : 824
  • Pdf File: sensation-and-perception.pdf

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Maintaining the strong pedagogy, abundant student-friendly examples, and engaging conversational style of the previous editions, the sixth edition of this introductory textbook makes technical scientific information accessible to those who are beginning to specialize in cognitive psychology. Sensation and Perception, Sixth Edition is newly available in a more affordable paperback version, making it ideal for undergraduate students. In this new edition Bates has built on Foley and Matlin’s core text to add updates focusing on multisensory integration, neural plasticity, and cognitive neuroscience, as well as real-world examples and practical applications of psychological phenomena. The sixth edition retains the clear organization of previous versions, covering a wide range of core topics, from skin senses such as touch to chemical senses such as taste and smell, to our complex visual and auditory sensory systems. This book is essential reading for undergraduates and postgraduates studying courses on sensation and perception.

Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek

By Douglas Brode,Shea T. Brode
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1442249889
  • Total of Pages : 234
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 529
  • Pdf File: gene-roddenberry-s-star-trek.pdf

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This collection of essays looks at the groundbreaking impact of the original Star Trek series (1966-1969) and the various themes that the show conveyed, not only during its run but in the subsequent film and cartoon versions featuring the original characters and cast members.

Read the Thoughts of Leonardo Da Vinci : Thoughts on Art and Life/Leonardo da Vinci, Pathfinder of Science /The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

By Leonardo Da Vinci
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  • Publisher : Prabhat Prakashan
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 806
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 398
  • Pdf File: read-the-thoughts-of-leonardo-da-vinci.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This Combo Collection (Set of 3 Books) includes All-time Bestseller Books. This anthology contains : Thoughts on Art and Life Leonardo da Vinci, Pathfinder of Science The Notebooks of Leonardo Da Vinci

Delphi Complete Works of Leonardo da Vinci (Illustrated)

By Leonardo da Vinci
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  • Publisher : Delphi Classics
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 1212
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 783
  • Pdf File: delphi-complete-works-of-leonardo-da-vinci.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is the first volume of a new series of publications by Delphi Classics, the best-selling publisher of classical works. A first of its kind in digital print, the ‘Masters of Art’ series allows digital readers to explore the works of the world’s greatest artists in comprehensive detail. This volume presents the genius of Leonardo da Vinci, the world's greatest painter, in beautiful detail, with concise introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. Features: * the complete paintings of Leonardo da Vinci * includes previously lost works, with annotations * concise introductions to the paintings and other works, giving valuable contextual information * learn the secrets of the MONA LISA, the history of THE LAST SUPPER or the meaning behind THE VITRUVIAN MAN * beautiful 'detail' images, allowing you to explore Leonardo's masterpieces as though in the gallery * includes Leonardo’s drawings and his complete notebooks, with plates * special criticism section, with essays by critics such as Sigmund Freud * features two biographies on Leonardo's life, including Vasari's famous biography * hundreds of images in stunning colour - highly recommended for Kindle Fire, iPhone, iPad or PC users, or as a valuable reference tool on traditional Kindles * UPDATED with improved images and recently attributed works Please visit: www.delphiclassics.com to browse our range of art eBooks CONTENTS: The Paintings TOBIAS AND THE ANGEL MADONNA OF THE POMEGRANATE THE MADONNA OF THE CARNATION THE BAPTISM OF CHRIST THE ANNUNCIATION THE BENOIS MADONNA PORTRAIT OF GINEVRA DE’ BENCI ST. JEROME IN THE WILDERNESS THE ADORATION OF THE MAGI THE VIRGIN OF THE ROCKS (LOUVRE) THE VIRGIN OF THE ROCKS (NATIONAL GALLERY) THE HEAD OF A WOMAN LITTA MADONNA LADY WITH AN ERMINE PORTRAIT OF A MUSICIAN LA BELLE FERRONNIÈRE THE LAST SUPPER THE MADONNA OF THE YARNWINDER MONA LISA THE VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH ST. ANNE LEDA AND THE SWAN ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST BACCHUS (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) THE BATTLE OF ANGHIARI SALVATOR MUNDI PORTRAIT OF A LADY IN PROFILE MADONNA AND CHILD WITH ST. JOSEPH The Drawings THE VITRUVIAN MAN THE VIRGIN AND CHILD WITH ST. ANNE AND ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST SELF-PORTRAIT STUDY OF HORSES OTHER DRAWINGS The Notebooks THE NOTEBOOKS OF LEONARDO DA VINCI THOUGHTS ON ART AND LIFE The Criticism LEONARDO DA VINCI by Sigmund Freud Extract from ‘THE RENAISSANCE’ by Walter Pater Extract from ‘ESSAYS ON ART’ by A. Clutton-Brock The Biographies LIFE OF LEONARDO DA VINCI by Giorgio Vasari LEONARDO DA VINCI by MAURICE W. BROCKWELL Please visit: www.delphiclassics.com for more information

Lunar Meteoroid Impacts and How to Observe Them

By Brian Cudnik
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  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Book Code : 1441903240
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 169
  • Pdf File: lunar-meteoroid-impacts-and-how-to-observe-them.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The genesis of modern searches for observable meteoritic phenomena on the Moon is the paper by Lincoln La Paz in Popular Astronomy magazine in 1938. In it he argued that the absence of observed fashes of meteoritic impacts on the Moon might be interpreted to mean that these bodies are destroyed as luminous meteors in an extremely rarefed lunar atmosphere. The paper suggested the possibility of systematic searches for such possible lunar meteors. With these concepts in mind, I was surprised to note a transient moving bright speck on the Moon on July 10, 1941. It appeared to behave very much as a lunar meteor would – except that the poorly estimated duration would lead to a strongly hyperbolic heliocentric velocity. Thus, the idea of systematic searches for both p- sible lunar meteors and meteoritic impact fashes was born. It was appreciated that much time might need to be expended to achieve any positive results. Systematic searches were carried out by others and myself chiefy in the years 1945–1965 and became a regular program at the newly founded Association of Lunar and Planetary Observers, or ALPO.

Cornea E-Book

By Mark J Mannis,Edward J Holland
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  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Book Code : 032335758X
  • Total of Pages : 2016
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 678
  • Pdf File: cornea-e-book.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Highly praised in its first three editions, Cornea has become a market-leading cornerstone text and the immediate go-to resource for anyone working in this hugely popular and evolving sub-specialty. Offered over two volumes and featuring the knowledge of over 200 experts worldwide, it presents state-of-the-art coverage of the expanding range of contemporary corneal surgery, new diagnostic technology, and medical management of corneal and external disease as well as ocular surface disease. This updated edition includes 20 brand-new chapters, while an enhanced focus on images provides key visual guidance in this challenging field. Exceptionally clear illustrations, diagnostic images, and step-by-step surgical photographs offer superb visual guidance. 20 brand-new chapters cover the latest advances in the field, such as DMEK, Ultra-Thin DSEK and DSAEK techniques; endothelial cell transplantation; keratoplasty and prosthokeratoplasty techniques; collagen cross-linking; and new refractive surgical techniques (presbyopic implants and SMILE surgery). Boasts over 170 chapters with unique, cutting-edge content, as well as 2,300 clear illustrations – 670 of which are new to this edition. Presents a detailed exposition of the growing number of techniques for lamellar keratoplasty, including outcomes. Includes new sections on the latest developments in the management of ocular surface disease. Key point overviews in each chapter offer easier access to crucial information.