October 30, 2016

The Second Scientific American Book of Mathematical Puzzles and Diversions

By Martin Gardner

This pleasant assortment from the magician of math introduces readers to magic squares, the Generalized Ham Sandwich Theorem, origami, electronic roots, an replace of the Induction video game of Eleusis, Dudeney puzzles, the maze at Hampton court docket palace, and lots of extra mathematical puzzles and principles.

"Gardner is usually the clown prince of technology. . . . His Mathematical video games column in Scientific American is among the few bridges over C. P. Snow's well-known 'gulf of mutual incomprehension' that lies among the technical and literary cultures."—Time

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October 30, 2016

Beyond the Red Carpet

By Francine Brokaw

What fairly is going on backstage on the Oscars? Which actors are humorous, and which of them are dull? what is it wish to interview Madonna, Robin Williams, and Pierce Brosnan?

All of those questions (and many extra) are spoke back via veteran author Francine Brokaw. With a pleasant mix of wit and honesty, Francine supplies readers an uncensored view of existence as an leisure journalist.

Perfect for a weekend learn or as a significant other textual content to a direction in mass media, past the pink Carpet is an informative and enjoyable ebook that covers each point of the company of leisure journalism.

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October 30, 2016

Inside HBO's Game of Thrones: The Collector's Edition

By Bryan Cogman, Will Simpson, David Benioff, D.B. Weiss, George R. R. Martin

This fabulous collector’s version features a lavishly illustrated ebook at the making of the express, scrolled maps, plus an artist’s portfolio that includes never-before-seen storyboards, all housed in a good-looking gold-stamped case.

The booklet finds how the best-selling fable sequence used to be translated right into a sequence that has captivated thousands of audience. It comprises enormous quantities of unpublished set pictures, construction and gown designs, plus kinfolk timber, a dissection of the Dothraki language, and histories of the nation-states. Interviews with actors and staff participants, in addition to a foreword by way of George R.R. Martin, make this an specific window into the exhibit.

The storyboards portfolio indicates how comedian booklet artist Will Simpson singlehandedly storyboarded seasons one and and contours deleted scenes and exchange scenes. Storyboards are seldom made public, so this assortment is as infrequent because it is attention-grabbing.

Completing the package deal are maps of Westeros and Esos. enthusiasts will realize the maps from the HBO cross bonus fabric for Season 2. published on archival, acid-free paper, and prepared for framing, those maps convey the realm of video game of Thrones to existence.

Product Features:
     • a stupendous foil-stamped clamshell case
     • Inside HBO’s online game of Thrones: Hardcover, 192 pages, absolutely illustrated with padded case and foil stamping
     • The Storyboards: hardcover, 192 pages, absolutely illustrated with emboss and ribbon marker
     • eleven x 22 inch scrolled colour maps revealed on archival, acid-free paper

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October 30, 2016

FHM Top 100 Sexiest Women in the World [ZA] (2012)

FHM - The UK's greatest men’s way of life media brand

FHM journal each month brings you the world's top girls, in addition to magnificent model, positive factors, men’s wellbeing and fitness and health suggestion, reports, and every thing else a guy must be aware of. All coated in FHM magazine’s specific, hilarious tone. The journal is the standard-bearer between British men's magazines.

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October 30, 2016

Spin

By Robert Charles Wilson

Spin is Robert Charles Wilson's Hugo Award-winning masterpiece―a lovely mix of a galactic "what if" and a small-scale, very human story.

One evening in October while he used to be ten years outdated, Tyler Dupree stood in his again backyard and watched the celebrities exit. all of them flared into brilliance immediately, then disappeared, changed via a flat, empty black barrier. He and his most sensible associates, Jason and Diane Lawton, had obvious what grew to become often called the massive Blackout. it's going to form their lives.

The impact is around the world. The sunlight is now a featureless disk―a warmth resource, instead of an astronomical item. The moon is long past, yet tides stay. not just have the world's synthetic satellites fallen out of orbit, their recovered is still are pitted and elderly, as if they would been in area a ways longer than their recognized lifespans. As Tyler, Jason, and Diane develop up, an area probe unearths a weird and wonderful fact: The barrier is synthetic, generated through large alien artifacts. Time is passing swifter outdoors the barrier than inside―more than 100 million years in keeping with 12 months on the earth. At this cost, the demise throes of the sunlight are just approximately 40 years in our destiny.

Jason, now a promising younger scientist, devotes his existence to operating by contrast slow-moving apocalypse. Diane throws herself into hedonism, marrying a sinister cult chief who is solid a brand new faith out of the fears of the masses.

Earth sends terraforming machines to Mars to enable the onrush of time do its paintings, turning the planet eco-friendly. subsequent they ship humans…and instantly come back an emissary with millions of years of reports to inform concerning the settling of Mars. Then Earth's probes exhibit that an analogous barrier has seemed round Mars. Jason, determined, seeds close to house with self-replicating machines that might scatter copies of themselves outward from the sun―and record again on what they locate.

Life on the earth is ready to get a lot, a lot stranger.

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October 30, 2016

Creative Careers in Hollywood

By Laurie Scheer

In this candid consultant, leisure veteran Laurie Scheer deals a witty and informative inside of examine the first professions within the motion picture biz.

Readers will detect real-life, but upbeat photos of the "shredder" jobs of the undefined, comparable to assistant or d-girl, and the way they could result in the "keeper" jobs of actor, agent, or studio government. each one profession evaluate includes a shrewdpermanent research of the vintage movie characters who memorably performed those jobs on display; an insightful rewards-risks review of the activity; and a short examine such crucial activity features as toughness, size of remain, "food chain price" and desirability issue. half how-to advisor, half ancient rfile, and half social remark, this publication will satisfaction profession seekers, Hollywood insiders, and picture aficionados alike!

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October 30, 2016

Psychology of Entertainment (Routledge Communication Series)

As leisure turns into a trillion-dollar-a-year around the globe, as our sleek period more and more lives as much as its label of the "entertainment age," and as economists start to realize that leisure has turn into the motive force of the recent international economic climate, it's secure to claim that students are starting to take leisure heavily. The scholarly spin on leisure has been manifested in conventional methods, in addition to cutting edge ones. Representing the present country of concept and learn, Psychology of Entertainment gives you to be the main entire and updated quantity on leisure. It serves to outline the recent quarter of research and offers a theoretical spin for destiny paintings within the area.

Divided into 3 easy elements, this book:
*addresses the elemental mechanisms and tactics interested in orienting to and choosing leisure fare, in addition to receiving and processing it;
*explores the mechanisms and methods through which we're entertained by way of the media messages we pick out and obtain; and
*provides a chance for the applying of well-established in addition to rising mental and psychobiological theories to be utilized to the examine of leisure in ways in which seldom were applied previously.

Psychology of Entertainment will attract students, researchers, and graduate scholars in media experiences and mass verbal exchange, psychology, advertising, and different parts contributing to the leisure reviews area.

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October 30, 2016

The New York Times Magazine Photographs

For over 30 years, The ny instances Magazine has been synonymous with the myriad percentages and functions of images. The big apple occasions journal: Photographs displays upon and interrogates the very nature of either images and print magazines at this pivotal second of their background and evolution. Edited through Kathy Ryan, longtime picture editor of the Magazine, and with a preface through former editorial director Gerald Marzorati, this quantity provides many of the most interesting commissioned images around the world in 4 sections: reportage, portraiture, kind and conceptual images, together with photograph representation. assorted in content material and sensibility, and constant in virtuosity, the images are observed by means of reproduced tear sheets to permit for the exam of sequencing and the interaction among textual content and picture, concurrently featuring the paintings whereas illuminating its distillation to journal shape. This method is explored additional via texts providing behind-the-scenes standpoint and anecdotes by way of the various photographers, writers, editors and different collaborators whose voices were part of the journal through the years. problems with documentary images are addressed relating to extra conceptual images; the efficacy of storytelling; and what makes a picture evidentiary, goal, subjective, fair or a device for advocacy; in addition to techniques on even if those issues are presently moot, or extra severe than ever. As such, The long island instances journal: Photographs serves as a springboard for a rigorous, priceless and revitalized exam of images as awarded inside a latest journalistic context.

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