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Subtle is the Lord

Subtle is the Lord Author Abraham Pais
ISBN-10 9780192806727
Release 2005-08-25
Pages 552
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Subtle is the Lord is widely recognized as the definitive scientific biography of Albert Einstein. The late Abraham Pais was a distinguished physicist turned historian who knew Einstein both professionally and personally in the last years of his life. His biography combines a profound understanding of Einstein's work with personal recollections from their years of acquaintance, illuminating the man through the development of his scientific thought.Pais examines the formulation of Einstein's theories of relativity, his work on Brownian motion, and his response to quantum theory with authority and precision. The profound transformation Einstein's ideas effected on the physics of the turn of the century is here laid out for the serious reader. Pais also fills many gaps in what we know of Einstein's life - his interest in philosophy, his concern with Jewish destiny, and his opinions of great figures from Newton to Freud. This remarkablevolume, written by a physicist who mingled in Einstein's scientific circle, forms a timeless and classic biography of the towering figure of twentieth-century science.

Photographs Objects Histories

Photographs Objects Histories Author Elizabeth Edwards
ISBN-10 9781134523573
Release 2004-06-01
Pages 240
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This innovative volume explores the idea that while photographs are images, they are also objects, and this materiality is integral to their meaning and use. The case studies presented focus on photographs active in different institutional, political, religious and domestic spheres, where physical properties, the nature of their use and the cultural formations in which they function make their 'objectness' central to how we should understand them. The book's contributions are drawn from disciplines including the history of photography, visual anthropology and art history, with case studies from a range of countries such as the Netherlands, North America, Australia, Japan, Romania and Tibet. Each shows the methodological strategies they have developed in order to fully exploit the idea of the materiality of photographic images.

Marc Klionsky

Marc Klionsky Author Elie Wiesel
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105114324317
Release 2004
Pages 176
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In this illustrated volume, the career of immigrant artist Marc Klionsky is explored. Born in Minsk in 1927, Klionsky lived for nearly fifty years in Soviet Russia. Son of a master printer, and trained in the best of art schools, his early work reflected the tumult of the Nazi invasion and the anti-Semitism from which, even as a child, his family was forced to flee. Recognized at an early age - his diploma piece from the Leningrad Academy was reproduced in an edition of 50,000 copies - he continued to paint for a wide Russian audience for some thirty years. Escaping with his family in 1974, first to Rome and then to New York, Klionsky expresses in his later work the freedom he found in the New World, as well as the variety of experiences, places, and lives he had encountered along the way. Combining elements of surrealism, lyricism, and the representation for which he is best known, Klionsky introduces into his work widely varied moods and techniques, producing an art of constant visual interest and change. As Elie Wiesel related in his Foreword: We have only to see the artist's much admired portraits to read for ourselves the stories of endurance, tolerance, and change that may be written in the human face. Complemented by a complete chronology, list of collections, exhibition history, and bibliography, Marc Klionsky is the definitive volume on one of the most revered portraitists and figurative painters of our time.

How I Paid for College

How I Paid for College Author Marc Acito
ISBN-10 9780767919609
Release 2004-09-07
Pages 288
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A deliciously funny romp of a novel about one overly theatrical and sexually confused New Jersey teenager’s larcenous quest for his acting school tuition It’s 1983 in Wallingford, New Jersey, a sleepy bedroom community outside of Manhattan. Seventeen-year-old Edward Zanni, a feckless Ferris Bueller–type, is Peter Panning his way through a carefree summer of magic and mischief. The fun comes to a halt, however, when Edward’s father remarries and refuses to pay for Edward to study acting at Juilliard. Edward’s truly in a bind. He’s ineligible for scholarships because his father earns too much. He’s unable to contact his mother because she’s somewhere in Peru trying to commune with Incan spirits. And, as a sure sign he’s destined for a life in the arts, Edward’s incapable of holding down a job. So he turns to his loyal (but immoral) misfit friends to help him steal the tuition money from his father, all the while practicing for his high school performance of Grease. Disguising themselves as nuns and priests, they merrily scheme their way through embezzlement, money laundering, identity theft, forgery, and blackmail. But, along the way, Edward also learns the value of friendship, hard work, and how you’re not really a man until you can beat up your father—metaphorically, that is. How I Paid for College is a farcical coming-of-age story that combines the first-person tone of David Sedaris with the byzantine plot twists of Armistead Maupin. It is a novel for anyone who has ever had a dream or a scheme, and it marks the introduction to an original and audacious talent.

Lives of Twelve Bad Men

Lives of Twelve Bad Men Author Thomas Seccombe
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105044372485
Release 1894
Pages 373
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Fixed Income Markets

Fixed Income Markets Author Moorad Choudhry
ISBN-10 9781118171752
Release 2014-06-17
Pages 640
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A comprehensive, in-depth look at global debt capital markets in the post-crisis world Fully updated with comprehensive coverage of the post-crisis debt markets and their impact on key industry issues, Fixed Income Markets: Management, Trading, and Hedging, Second Edition offers insights into derivative pricing, cross-currency hedging, and new liquidity legislation. Written by Choudhry, Moskovic, and Wong, Fixed Income Markets is an indispensable read for anyone working in bond markets, interest-rate markets, and credit derivatives markets looking to better understand today's debt markets. This acclaimed book takes a unique look into the leading practices in bond markets as well as post-credit-crunch impacts on pricing that are rarely captured in textbooks. The new edition provides expanded coverage on a wide range of topics within hedging, derivatives, bonds, rebalancing, and global debt capital markets. New topics include: Dynamic hedging practices and cross-currency hedging Collateralized and uncollateralized derivatives, and their impact on valuation Callable bonds, pricing, trading, and regulatory aspects related to liquidity Rebalancing as a method for capturing contingencies and other complex imbedded risks As a bonus, the book includes reference information for statistical concepts and fixed income pricing, as well as a full glossary and index. Written in Choudhry's usual accessible style, Fixed Income Markets is a comprehensive and in-depth account of the global debt capital markets in today's post-crisis world.

The Adventurous Life of a Versatile Artist Houdini

The Adventurous Life of a Versatile Artist  Houdini Author Harry Houdini
ISBN-10 9781465611758
Release 2016-12-03
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HARRY HOUDINI, "the World's Handcuff King and amazing Prison Breaker," a title universally and unanimously bestowed upon him, has had a career as adventurous and romantic as the most imaginative writer could possibly conjure. Indeed, this wonderful genius, with a science concerning bolts, bars, locks, and chains that will yet revolutionize the world's methods of safeguarding itself against "the men that prowl in the night," confirms the truth of the ancient adage that "truth is stranger than fiction." Just remember for a moment that he is the man to whom the shrewdest police, the sharpest detectives, and the most watchful jail wardens look with awe and anxiety. And they are eminently right in this attitude of disquiet, because they know that buried in the brain of Houdini lies the secret of an unknown power he alone possesses that makes their prisons as powerless as Japanese screens, and renders their multiple-locking handcuffs, leg irons, and all the other prison paraphernalia, no more binding than store twine. Suppose the innate and inherent integrity of character that Houdini possesses, in common with most men brought up within the circle of a mother's sweet influence, were to be swept aside by the desire for riches not his own. There are many men of many millions to-day whose money is not their own. Suppose he should be captured by a band of desperate men determined to wrest from Houdini this secret worth millions. Suppose a great hypnotist were to obtain dominance over this mystery-enveloped genius and use his baneful powers for evil designs. What then? A slight knowledge of the marvels Houdini has accomplished mixed with a little imagination would create as many more suppositions of this kind as this book could contain. But, to be brief, admitting the possibility of the happening of any of these suppositious instances, and you will gain a clear idea of the extraordinary character and quality of Houdini's powers. It is often the best way to see the full scope of a cause by carefully ascertaining its effect. This analytical method is equally applicable to Houdini, and recognizing the harm he would receive were his secrets confided to unworthy hands, you gain an adequately impressive idea of the enormity of responsibility that rests upon him.

Boom Town Boy

Boom Town Boy Author Lois Lenski
ISBN-10 9781504021982
Release 2015-10-13
Pages 187
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A boy and his grandpa hope to strike oil in drought-ridden Oklahoma It’s hot in Oklahoma. There’s no wind, the wells are dry, and the ground is dead. Orvie’s family is doing everything they can to keep their farm going. If they miss a payment on the mortgage, the bank will take their home away, and they’ll have nowhere else to go. Farming is tough, honest work, and it’s no way to get rich. For years, Orvie’s grandfather has sworn that there’s oil under their land, and as soon as it starts bubbling up, they’ll have more money than they know what to do with. But when the oil boom sweeps across Oklahoma, Orvie will find there are some problems that money can’t solve. This rich portrait of life during the Oklahoma oil boom provides a lovingly detailed look at a forgotten time in history.

Philip Hale s Boston Symphony Programme Notes

Philip Hale s Boston Symphony Programme Notes Author Philip Hale
ISBN-10 1258247437
Release 2012-03-01
Pages 422
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Philip Hale s Boston Symphony Programme Notes has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Philip Hale s Boston Symphony Programme Notes also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Philip Hale s Boston Symphony Programme Notes book for free.

A Larger Confutation of Bishop Hare s System of Hebrew Metre

A Larger Confutation of Bishop Hare s System of Hebrew Metre Author Robert Lowth
ISBN-10 OXFORD:N11736928
Release 1766
Pages 82
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A Larger Confutation of Bishop Hare s System of Hebrew Metre has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from A Larger Confutation of Bishop Hare s System of Hebrew Metre also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full A Larger Confutation of Bishop Hare s System of Hebrew Metre book for free.

Pitching In A Pinch Or Baseball From The Inside

Pitching In A Pinch   Or  Baseball From The Inside Author Christy Mathewson
ISBN-10 9781446547717
Release 2013-04-16
Pages 324
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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Three portraits Hitler Mussolini Stalin

Three portraits  Hitler  Mussolini  Stalin Author Emil Ludwig
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066409247
Release 1940
Pages 127
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Houdini s Escapes and Magic

Houdini s Escapes and Magic Author Walter B. Gibson
ISBN-10 4871876039
Release 2011-04
Pages 672
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The secrets of the greatest magician of them all are revealed in this new one-volume edition of two classic long-out-of-print works, Houdini's Escapes and Houdini's Magic. Prepared by Walter Gibson after Houdini's death in 1926, from the magicians private notebook and memoranda, and with the assistance of his widow, Beatrice, and his friend and attorney, Bernard M. L. Ernst, then President of the Society of American Magicians, these books provide the most complete description available of Houdini's feats and how he performed them. In effect, these are the books that Houdini himself would have written, if only he had lived long enough. Here are the details of the spectacular illusions: Walking Through a Brick Wall, The Spanish Maiden Escape, The Milk Can Challenge, and many more such marvelous feats. Special topics covered in the first volume include rope ties and chain releases, underwater escapes, and box, trunk, barrel and coffin escapes. In learning about his escapes, the reader will also learn about Houdini himself. As Melbourne Christopher, America's foremost illusionist, writes: "It will soon become apparent to the reader that though Houdini was daring, he never took an uncalculated risk. He would not accept a challenge unless he was sure he could meet it. He was physically fit, an athlete and a strong swimmer . Yet his assistants were poised to rescue him if he didn't surface on schedule from an underwater box. A dozen less careful performers would have been drowned or seriously injured because they attempted this feat without sufficient knowledge or without taking necessary precautions. The second volume on Houdini's magic includes sections on impromptu tricks for close up performance; card tricks; slate tricks; message-reading and second-sight tricks; platform tricks; stage illusions and special effects (including a mid-air vanish and decapitation act); tricks that Houdini used to duplicate the effects of fraudulent mediums in his anti-spiritualistic campaigns and finally the notes Houdini made on the magic of the great Harry Kellar. All magicians, professional as well as amateur, will welcome the republication of these two classic books. WALTER GIBSON, after completing Houdini's Escapes and Houdini's Magic, turned to fiction writing, creating the famed mystery character of Lamont Cranston, also known as The Shadow. Under the pen name of Maxwell Grant, he wrote novel-length stories for The Shadow Magazine for more than fifteen years. These novels were adapted for The Shadow radio program and today they are being reprinted in paperback and hard-cover editions. Under his own name, Mr. Gibson has written The Master Magicians and many other books in the fields of magic, games and the occult.

The Print Revolution

The Print Revolution Author Tamasin Doe
ISBN-10 1584235330
Release 2013
Pages 223
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The sudden flurry of color and rapid spread of busy prints is the result of the new ease of computer printing in fabric design. Pioneered by Brazilian/British design duo Basso & Brooke, the hyper-real digital technique has spread not just among the small experimental studios, but also to household name design houses like Chanel and Armani, and has been featured on popular television shows such as Project Runway. Following a discussion of how the current techniques have revolutionized hundreds of years of screen-printing, The Print Revolution is organized by an A-Z of keynote designers operating at this cutting edge of fashion. Highlights include selections from Lee Alexander McQueens last full show, a look at Mary Katrantzous innovative and exciting designs, the elegant work of celebrity favorite Prabal Gurung, and Erdem Moralioglus feminine and romantic designs. Accompanied by fashion photography, catwalk imagery, and close-up details of prints and patterns, and crucially supplemented by the designers own notebooks, impressions, quotations and influences, the book is an invaluable reference as well as a visual delight of the inspirations and creations that have given rise to the current explosion of interest in textile design. Tamasin Doe began her career as deputy fashion editor at the Evening Standard. She later became the fashion director of InStyle magazine and coauthored Patrick Cox: Wit, Irony, and Footwear.


Inkslingers Author Jakob Schultz
ISBN-10 1584235306
Release 2013
Pages 285
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From his home base in Denmark, Jakob Schultz interviewed tattooists from around the world, with an emphasis on Scandinavian artists. Each featured artist says a little about his or her craft and then the pictures do the talking. Photographer Michael Caddy Sndergaard captures the personalities and styles of the tattooists, and then the fresh ink of their clients, with great flair. Every speck of ink, right down to the pores of living canvases, is revealed in stunning detail. Inkslingers features Clod the Ripper, Derek Baker, Guil Zekri, Bob Tyrrell, Eva Schatz, Kai Uwe Faust, Colin Dale, Jason Angst, Carl Lfqvist, Jens Bergstrm, Jn Pll, Randy Engelhard, Tony Raita, Erin Chance, Henning Jrgensen, Iver Grtz, Christopher Henriksen, Aaron Bell, Dino Baby, Porky Pete, Coney Island Demon, Tattoo Mini, Dennis Wheeler, and Sabine Grnhj.

Sing a Song of People

Sing a Song of People Author Lois Lenski
ISBN-10 0316520705
Release 1996-04-01
Pages 32
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Sing a Song of People by Lois Lenski is illustrated by Giles Laroche.

American Marine Painting

American Marine Painting Author John Wilmerding
ISBN-10 0275929280
Release 1987
Pages 204
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"Tells the story of American marine painting from the colonial period to the present, grouping artists by their styles and setting their work in historical context."--Dust jacket.