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Fashion Babylon

By Imogen Edwards-Jones,Anonymous
  • ISBN Code: : 1416549897
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Design
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  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : fashion-ba.pdf

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What is fashion? What is fashionable? Who decides what's in and what's out? Why is it green one year and blue the next? Why is one little black dress worth five thousand dollars and another worth fifty? Is the catwalk really that catty? What makes a supermodel so super? And a designer too hot to touch? Who is making money? Who owns whom? Who hates whom? And who's in each other's pockets? The answers are all to be found in Fashion Babylon. Taking the reader through six months in a designer's life, it explains how a collection is put together -- from the objects of inspiration to the catwalk, into the shops and, hopefully, onto the cover of a magazine. It examines who goes to the shows and where they sit...and whose backside they have to kiss to get there. Narrated from the point of view of an anonymous A-list British fashion designer looking to break out across the pond and structured around three of the annual "must" industry events in London, Paris and New York, this irresistible work of reportage goes inside the well-cut seams of the fashion world, where women are paid tens of thousands of dollars for simply getting dressed and where a wrong skirt length can cost you your career. Fashion Babylon decodes the markups and the comedowns, the fabulous extremes and the shoddy shortcuts behind one of the most lucrative and secretive businesses in the world. Witty, naughty and packed with celebrity gossip, this book will forever change the way you peruse the racks at Bergdorf's or flip through the pages of Vogue.

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A vida de viagens e novas descobertas faz do trabalho da comissária de voo algo invejável. Publicitária e artista plástica, Flávia Soares Julius decidiu reunir informações com diversas profissionais do ramo para escrever o e-book Os destinos das comissárias de voo, um guia com cerca de cinquenta diferentes lugares para mulheres que desejam conhecer o mundo. Flávia teve a oportunidade conhecer diversas amigas de diferentes países. Entre elas havia uma paixão em comum: viajar. Muitas delas se tornaram comissárias, e ela, mesmo não se tornando uma, conheceu esse mundo de perto por meio de suas viagens, dos relatos de suas amigas e das entrevistas que fez com várias profissionais para escrever este e-book. Em Os destinos das comissárias de voo, a autora dá uma verdadeira volta ao mundo, apresentando destinos para relaxar, apreciar a natureza, fazer trilhas, caminhar, nadar, navegar, praticar esportes, viajar de trem, meditar, rezar, pensar na vida, namorar, dançar e badalar em todos os continentes. As dicas dos mais variados lugares começam nas Américas, vão para a Ásia, descem para a Oceania, pulam até a África, visitam o Oriente Médio e se encerram na Europa. Cada roteiro conta com informações sobre o destino, dicas, impressões das comissárias entrevistadas e dez motivos para você conhecer o local. Ao fim do e-book é possível descobrir também alguns fatos e histórias marcantes relacionados à profissão.

Babylon, Volume 1 (of 3)

By Grant Allen
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  • Publisher : London Chatto & Windus, Piccadilly
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 74
  • Category :
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  • Pdf File: ba.pdf

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Example in this ebook CHAPTER I. RURAL AMERICA. Whar's Hiram, Het?' Deacon Zephaniah Winthrop asked of his wife, tartly. 'Pears to me that boy's allus off somewhar, whenever he's wanted to do anything. Can't git along without him, any way, when we've got to weed the spring peppermint. Whar's he off, I say, Mehitabel?' Mrs. Winthrop drew herself together from the peas she was languidly shelling, and answered in the dry withered tone of a middle-aged northern New Yorker, 'Wal, I s'pose, Zeph, he's gone down to the blackberry lot, most likely.' 'Blackberry lot,' Mr. Winthrop replied with a fine air of irony. 'Blackberry lot, indeed. What does he want blackberryin', I should like to know? I'll blackberry him, I kin tell you, whenever I ketch him. Jest you go an' holler for him, Het, an' ef he don't come ruther sooner'n lightnin', he'll ketch it, an' no mistake, sure as preachin'. I've got an orful itchin', Mis' Winthrop, to give that thar boy a durned good cow-hidin' this very minnit.' Mrs. Winthrop rose from the basket of peas and proceeded across the front yard with as much alacrity as she could summon up, to call for Hiram. She was a tall, weazened, sallow woman, prematurely aged, with a pair of high cheekbones, and a hard, hungry-looking, unlovable mouth; but she was averse to the extreme and unnecessary measure of cowhiding her firstborn. 'Hiram,' she called out, in her loudest and shrillest voice: 'Hiram! Drat the boy, whar is he? Hiram! Hi-ram!' It was a dreary and a monotonous outlook altogether, that view from the gate of Zephaniah Winthrop's freehold farm in Geauga County. The homestead itself, an unpainted frame house, consisted of planed planks set carelessly one above the other on upright beams, stood in a weedy yard, surrounded by a raw-looking paling, and unbeautified by a single tree, creeper, shrub, bush, or scented flower. A square house, planted naked in the exact centre of a square yard, desolate and lonely, as though such an idea as that of beauty had never entered into the human heart. In front the long straight township road ran indefinitely as far as the eye could reach in either direction, beginning at the horizon on the north, and ending at the horizon on the south, but leading nowhere in particular, that anyone ever heard of, meanwhile, unless it were to Muddy Creek Dépôt (pronounced deepo) on the Rome, Watertown, and Ogdens-burg Railroad. At considerable intervals along its course, a new but congenitally shabby gate opened here and there into another bare square yard, and gave access to another bare square frame house of unpainted pine planks. In the blanks between these oases of unvarnished ugliness the road, instead of being bordered by green trees and smiling hedgerows, pursued its gaunt way, unrejoicing, between open fields or long and hideous snake fences. If you have ever seen a snake fence, you know what that means; if you haven't seen one, sit down in your own easy chair gratefully and comfortably, and thank an indulgent heaven with all your heart for your happy ignorance. Beyond and behind the snake fences lay fields of wheat and meadows and pasture land; not, as in England, green and lush with grass or clover, but all alike bare, brown, weedy, and illimitable. There were no trees to be seen anywhere (though there were plenty of stumps), for this was 'a very fully settled section,' as Mr. Winthrop used to murmur to himself complacently: 'the country thar real beautiful: you might look about you, some parts, for a mile or two right away togither and never see a single tree a-standin' anywhar.' Indeed, it was difficult to imagine where on earth a boy could manage to hide himself in all that long, level, leafless district. But Mrs. Winthrop knew better: she knew Hiram was loafing away somewhere down in the blackberry lot beside the river. To be continue in this ebook

Rock Bottom

By Pamela Des Barres
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 125001798X
  • Total of Pages : 320
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 741
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The dark moments of rock history fascinate and tantalize like the pathos of Greek tragedy. The bottom sinks lower, the air seems colder, the bad endings--when they are bad--seem beyond bad. The unlucky practitioners of our most thriving form of communal experience seem to hit rock bottom in ways only the most glamorous among us can--publicly. The stories remain obscure, half-seen in the shadowlands. In her familiar style, Pamela Des Barres shines light on the people whose art remains the background music to our popular culture. Des Barres asks, "What comes first, the addiction or the rock and roll?" The first apparent rock-and-roll death occured on Christmas Eve in 1959, when Johnny Ace blew his head off in a game of Russian Roulette between shows. Buddy Holly's four-seater plane crashes. Marvin Gaye's father shoots his son. Kurt Cobain puts a gun to his head. The headlines tell it all: ROCK SINGER FACES MANSLAUGHTER CHARGE, JAMES BROWN ADDICTED TO PCP, BASSIST FOR BAND HOLE FOUND DEAD. The messed-up lives, the burned-out golden boys and girls, the violence, the route toward rock bottom--Des Barres has a line on the souls of the public figures who lived desperate private lives to entertain us all.

Is America in Bible Prophecy?

By Mark Hitchcock
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  • Publisher : Multnomah
  • Book Code : 0307564932
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 212
  • Pdf File: is-america-in-bible-prophecy.pdf

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Prophecy expert Mark Hitchcock deals with often-raised questions about America's future in this thoroughly researched, reader-friendly resource. Examining three prophetic passages that are commonly thought to describe America, Hitchcock concludes that the Bible is actually silent about the role of the United States in the End Times. He then discusses the implications of America's absence in prophetic writings. Along with Hitchcock's compelling forecast for the future, he offers specific actions Americans can take to keep their nation strong and blessed by God, as well as an appendix of additional questions and answers.

Revolution in the Air

By Clinton Heylin
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  • Publisher : Constable
  • Book Code : 184901244X
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Music
  • Members : 145
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Bob Dylan has always regarded himself as a songwriter: 'I am my words,' he wrote in 1964. Distilling a lifetime's passion and study, leading Dylan author, Clinton Heylin charts the development and first moments of genius of this unique artist whose songs changed the world. From his first attempts at writing, Song to Bridget, in 1957, (apparently for Brigitte Bardot) Bob Dylan always aspired to poetry, yet his role as a writer rather than a performer of his own songs is often overlooked. In over fifty years of creativity he had penned some of the most iconic, and perfect, songs in popular history. Arriving in New York in 1961, the city had an enormous impact on the young artist and, as he established himself amongst the folk clubs and artists, he would produce songs that spoke for a whole generation: Blowing in the Wind, A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall, The Times They Are a Changin', Like a Rolling Stone, and Forever Young. In Revolution in the Air Clinton Heylin recounts the story of each song as it is written, giving a full appreciation of the songs themselves as well as Dylan the emerging artist. Unlike any other book on Dylan, it charts his rise as a writer, where he gained his inspiration, the burst of energy which produced some of his most famous songs as well as the lesser known stories behind the more iconic verses. This is an essential book for anyone interested in Dylan and his place in literature. Informative, opinionated, packed with new insights and revelations, this is an instant classic.

Match Play

By Blair Babylon
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  • Publisher : Malachite Publishing LLC
  • Book Code : 1950220591
  • Total of Pages : 373
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 583
  • Pdf File: match-play.pdf

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From USA Today Bestselling Author Blair Babylon comes a laugh-out-loud rom com about a sports billionaire who has a business emergency and needs a fake girlfriend. This intense romantic comedy about the sports business has the feels of the hit movie Jerry Maguire and the spicy laughs of Bull Durham. Billionaire Mitchell Saltonstall needs a girlfriend right now, and a pretend girlfriend is just fine with him. One drunken New Year’s Eve, Mitchell and his buddies wagered a hundred mil each against Gabriel “The Shark” Fish that they were better at business than he was. Never, ever bet that kind of cash against a guy with a nickname like “The Shark.” Mitchell tried to buy a golf course, but that fell through. He tried to buy a sports store, and that deal blew up in his face. Finally, he found a golf tee-times booking app that was floundering. He bought it from the original investor for pennies on the dollar and rechristened it Match Play, a dating service app for single golfers, assuring them that “It’s just golf!” and they can “Play a round!” with golfing singles in their area. Oh, the puns are endless, but pictures of “giant knobby-headed drivers” are strictly forbidden. The problem is that Mitchell accidentally became the face of Match Play in an interview, and no one will trust a dating app with a single CEO. The very last person he should have conscripted to be his fake fiancée was Arielle Carter, the cute, sassy brunette HR admin in the front office, whom he’d literally grabbed around the waist during an interview and dragged against his side, whispering that he’d pay her ten thousand dollars to kiss him for the cameras. He didn’t know she’d melt against him and her kiss would turn him on like stadium lights. Or that with a makeover for the television commercials, Arielle Carter would become an absolute bombshell, and he wouldn’t be able to take his eyes off her. And he really hadn’t known that Arielle’s father was the original investor who’d lost his life savings in the failing tee-times app, and that’s why she hates Mitchell’s guts. During the months-long promotional tour to regional golf shows to sign up new singles, the air between them crackles with attraction, and their kisses and caresses seem more real. In Los Angeles, after a particularly convincing photo spread for Golf Journal, they discover that the five-star hotel room has only one bed. They’re stuck together until next New Year’s Eve when the bet with The Shark ends, or Mitchell will lose everything he’s worked for. Assuming Arielle doesn’t bean him with a golf club first. ALL THE TROPES YOU LOVE: ✓ Fake Relationship ✓ Oh no! Only one bed! ✓ Billionaire lifestyle ✓ Blair Babylon’s patented laugh-out-loud style you won’t be able to put down!

The Story of Chemistry

By Anne Rooney
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  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1788880552
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  • Category : Science
  • Members : 763
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'The importance of the end in view prompted me to undertake all this work, which seemed to me destined to bring about a revolution in physics and chemistry.' Antoine Lavoisier, 1773 Great advances in human history have often rested on and prompted progress in chemistry. The exploitation of fire, the development of pigments, and the discovery that metals could be smelted and worked laid the foundations of civilization. The search for better tools and weapons drove metallurgy, and the need for medicines and perfumes lay behind the first laboratories. This book traces a story of exploration and discovery, from the earliest applications of chemistry by our ancient forebears. For more than 1,000 years, alchemists pursued the transformation of matter until the advent of modern chemistry in the 17th century set us on the path to the complex science of today. Topics include: • prechemistry since prehistory • alchemy and the transmutation of metals • the rise of the scientific method • identifying the chemical elements • understanding gases • the nature of the atom • organic chemistry • chemical analysis Beautifully illustrated throughout

The Grace of Sin

By Larry Ammons
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 153206537X
  • Total of Pages : 196
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 288
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For two thousand years, theologians have been attempting to explain the Bible’s book of Revelation. The mysterious last plague, also known as the “seventh vial,” was explained to John by the angel of the Lord and documented in two chapters within Revelation. For centuries, it was a fiercely debated topic because it had not happened yet—until September 11, 2001. In a comprehensive and enlightening biblical study, Larry Ammons extracts forty verses from the two chapters and matches them with forty events that took place at the World Trade Center at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Through fact-based evidence and Bible epigraphs, Ammons demonstrates how and why the ancient prophecies have come true and reveals by truth, not coincidence, how ten men were allowed powers as kings for an hour and forever changed the world in the process. The Grace of Sin is a unique presentation of facts that examines the seventh plague in the book of Revelation, compares biblical facts with actual events, and reveals shocking truths.

Iran-Iraq War

By Anthony Tucker-Jones
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  • Publisher : Pen and Sword
  • Book Code : 1526728583
  • Total of Pages : 128
  • Category : History
  • Members : 522
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The bloody eight-year Iran-Iraq war is now almost forgotten, overshadowed by the subsequent Gulf War and Iraq War. However, it is best remembered for the unique so-called ‘Tanker War’ which threatened to strangle the world’s oil supplies. At the time Tucker-Jones as a defence analyst wrote extensively on the war and now brings his expertise to bear with this account of a conflict fuelled by festering regional rivalries, the Cold War and the emerging threat posed by militant Shia Islam. Fought on land, at sea and in the air using some of the most modern weapons money could buy, Western-backed Saddam Hussein’s Sunni Iraq and Shia Iran under the ayatollahs fought themselves to a standstill. Once Saddam’s armoured blitzkrieg had been halted and Iran’s human-wave counterattacks fought off, it became a war of attrition with major battles fought for the possession of Khorramshahr and Basra. Both sides resorted to chemical weapons and bombarding each other with missiles. When the war spilled over into the waters of the Gulf it sparked open Western intervention. Escalating attacks on oil tankers finally culminated in a ceasefire.

Biblical Eschatology, Second Edition

By Jonathan Menn
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1532643195
  • Total of Pages : 622
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 156
  • Pdf File: biblical-eschatology-second-edition.pdf

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Biblical Eschatology provides what is not found in any other single volume on eschatology: it analyzes all the major eschatological passages (including the Olivet Discourse and the book of Revelation), issues (including the second coming of Christ, the millennium, the rapture, and Antichrist), and positions (including all the major views of the millennium) in a clear, but not superficial, way. The book concludes with a chapter showing how eschatology is relevant for our lives. Biblical Eschatology makes understanding eschatology easier by including chapters on how to interpret prophecy and apocalyptic literature, by showing the history of eschatological thought, and by placing eschatology in the context of the Bible's overall story line and structure. Clarity and understanding are enhanced by the use of comparative tables and appendices. Subject and Scripture indexes are included. The book interacts with the best of Evangelical and Reformed scholarship, and the extensive bibliography (which includes the web addresses of many online resources) provides an excellent source for the reader's further study. This is a perfect resource for intelligent Christians, including pastors, students, and teachers, who desire to understand eschatology and to see how it fits together with the rest of the Bible.

Babylon, Dd4, and the Dancing Nun

By Bob Battersby
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1491733020
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 298
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For the young boys of Valley Stream, Long Island, growing up in the shadow of the horrors of December of 1941 is about finding ways to cope. The boys join in on the wartime efforts where they can, helping with scrap drives and working in the victory gardens. Just as their gardens mature, so do the boys who tend them. In baseball, they find welcome distraction from their grief amid more joyful reminders of their youthful innocence. Delmar Darby IVbetter known as DD4 to his friendsis in love. The irresistible Alice Meachamalso known as Alice Blue-Eyes to her young beaucaptured his heart at the start of their teens. Now, with the world threatening to tear itself apart, they do the only thing that seems sensible when nothing makes sense anymore. Their wedding is a symbol of hope and love and optimism, even if its hard to make promises in war. Their story is told by their friend Bob and a would-be hermit known as HAG. Compared to the war, the desire to learn how to dance may not mean much, but to DD4 and Alice Blue-Eyes, its what they can do to stay sane. With the help of Maud and Sister Mary Elizabeth, a nun renowned for her spirited Irish jig, their community hopes to learn that the surest cure for tragedy abroad may be the embrace of small victories at home.