A Game Of Thrones

Author by : George R. R. Martin
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Publisher by : Spectra
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Description : The kingdom of the royal Stark family faces its ultimate challenge in the onset of a generation-long winter, the poisonous plots of the rival Lannisters, the emergence of the Neverborn demons, and the arrival of barbarian hordes


A Game Of Thrones

Author by : George R. R. Martin
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Publisher by : Harper Collins publishers
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Description : George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy masterwork 'A Game of Thrones' is brought to life in the pages of this full-colour graphic novel.


A Game Of Thrones 4 Book Bundle

Author by : George R. R. Martin
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Publisher by : Bantam
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Description : George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin—dubbed the "American Tolkien" by Time magazine—has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and filled with a plethora of fascinating, multidimensional characters that you love, hate to love, or love to hate as they struggle for control of a divided kingdom. It is this very vitality that has led it to be adapted as the HBO miniseries “Game of Thrones.” This bundle includes the following novels: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS


The Ice Dragon

Author by : George R. R. Martin
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Publisher by : Macmillan
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Description : The ice dragon was a creature of legend and fear, for no man had ever tamed one. When it flew overhead, it left in its wake desolate cold and frozen land. But Adara was not afraid. For Adara was a winter child, born during the worst freeze that anyone, even the Old Ones, could remember. Adara could not remember the first time she had seen the ice dragon. It seemed that it had always been in her life, glimpsed from afar as she played in the frigid snow long after the other children had fled the cold. In her fourth year she touched it, and in her fifth year she rode upon its broad, chilled back for the first time. Then, in her seventh year, on a calm summer day, fiery dragons from the North swooped down upon the peaceful farm that was Adara's home. And only a winter child--and the ice dragon who loved her--could save her world from utter destruction. The Ice Dragon marks the highly anticipated children's book debut of George R.R. Martin, the award-winning author of the New York Times best-selling series A Song of Ice and Fire and is set in the same world. Illustrated with lush, exquisitely detailed pencil drawings by acclaimed artist Yvonne Gilbert, The Ice Dragon is an unforgettable tale of courage, love, and sacrifice by one of the most honored fantasists of all time.


George R R Martin S Official A Game Of Thrones Coloring Book

Author by : George R. R. Martin
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Publisher by : Bantam
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Description : The perfect gift for fans of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones, this one-of-a-kind coloring book features forty-five exclusive illustrations! ALL MEN MUST DRAW In a world where weddings are red, fire is green, and debts are paid in gold, countless images leap off the page thanks to the eye-popping intricacy of the vivid settings and details. Now, for the first time, fans of this blockbuster saga can fill in the blanks and marvel as this meticulously imagined universe comes to life, one sword, sigil, and castle at a time. With dozens of stunning original black-and-white illustrations from world-renowned illustrators Yvonne Gilbert, John Howe, Tomislav Tomić, Adam Stower, and Levi Pinfold, this unique collector’s item expands the reach of an international phenomenon with flying colors.


A Clash Of Kings

Author by : George R. R. Martin
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Publisher by : Bantam
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Description : With his estate divided and his family scattered, Lord Eddard Stark returns to his territory to fight an ancient spell that is slowly devouring what is left of his land. Reprint.


Game Of Thrones And Philosophy

Author by : Henry Jacoby
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : An in-depth look at the philosophical issues behind HBO's Game of Thrones television series and the books that inspired it George R.R. Martin's New York Times bestselling epic fantasy book series, A Song of Ice and Fire, and the HBO television show adapted from it, have earned critical acclaim and inspired fanatic devotion. This book delves into the many philosophical questions that arise in this complex, character-driven series, including: Is it right for a "good" king to usurp the throne of a "bad" one and murder his family? How far should you go to protect your family and its secrets? In a fantasy universe with medieval mores and ethics, can female characters reflect modern feminist ideals? Timed for the premiere of the second season of the HBO Game of Thrones series Gives new perspectives on the characters, storylines, and themes of Game of Thrones Draws on great philosophers from ancient Greece to modern America to explore intriguing topics such as the strange creatures of Westeros, the incestuous relationship of Jaime and Cersei Lannister, and what the kings of Westeros can show us about virtue and honor (or the lack thereof) as they play their game of thrones Essential reading for fans, Game of Thrones and Philosophy will enrich your experience of your favorite medieval fantasy series.


Mastering The Game Of Thrones

Author by : Jes Battis
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Publisher by : McFarland
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Description : George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series is a worldwide phenomenon, and the world of Westeros has seen multiple adaptations, from HBO's acclaimed television series to graphic novels, console games and orchestral soundtracks. This collection of new essays investigates what makes this world so popular, and why the novels and television series are being taught in university classrooms as genre-defining works within the American fantasy tradition. This volume represents the first sustained scholarly treatment of George R.R. Martin's groundbreaking work, and includes writing by experts involved in the production of the HBO show. The contributors investigate a number of compelling areas, including the mystery of the shape-shifting wargs, the conflict between religions, the origins of the Dothraki language and the sex lives of knights. The significance of fan cultures and their adaptations is also discussed.


Milk And Honey

Author by : Rupi Kaur
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Publisher by : Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Description : The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.


A Feast Of Ice And Fire The Official Game Of Thrones Companion Cookbook

Author by : Chelsea Monroe-Cassel
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Publisher by : Bantam
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Description : Ever wonder what it’s like to attend a feast at Winterfell? Wish you could split a lemon cake with Sansa Stark, scarf down a pork pie with the Night’s Watch, or indulge in honeyfingers with Daenerys Targaryen? George R. R. Martin’s bestselling saga A Song of Ice and Fire and the runaway hit HBO series Game of Thrones are renowned for bringing Westeros’s sights and sounds to vivid life. But one important ingredient has always been missing: the mouthwatering dishes that form the backdrop of this extraordinary world. Now, fresh out of the series that redefined fantasy, comes the cookbook that may just redefine dinner . . . and lunch, and breakfast. A passion project from superfans and amateur chefs Chelsea Monroe-Cassel and Sariann Lehrer—and endorsed by George R. R. Martin himself—A Feast of Ice and Fire lovingly replicates a stunning range of cuisines from across the Seven Kingdoms and beyond. From the sumptuous delicacies enjoyed in the halls of power at King’s Landing, to the warm and smoky comfort foods of the frozen North, to the rich, exotic fare of the mysterious lands east of Westeros, there’s a flavor for every palate, and a treat for every chef. These easy-to-follow recipes have been refined for modern cooking techniques, but adventurous eaters can also attempt the authentic medieval meals that inspired them. The authors have also suggested substitutions for some of the more fantastical ingredients, so you won’t have to stock your kitchen with camel, live doves, or dragon eggs to create meals fit for a king (or a khaleesi). In all, A Feast of Ice and Fire contains more than 100 recipes, divided by region: • The Wall: Rack of Lamb and Herbs; Pork Pie; Mutton in Onion-Ale Broth; Mulled Wine; Pease Porridge • The North: Beef and Bacon Pie; Honeyed Chicken; Aurochs with Roasted Leeks; Baked Apples • The South: Cream Swans; Trout Wrapped in Bacon; Stewed Rabbit; Sister’s Stew; Blueberry Tarts • King’s Landing: Lemon Cakes; Quails Drowned in Butter; Almond Crusted Trout; Bowls of Brown; Iced Milk with Honey • Dorne: Stuffed Grape Leaves; Duck with Lemons; Chickpea Paste • Across the Narrow Sea: Biscuits and Bacon; Tyroshi Honeyfingers; Wintercakes; Honey-Spiced Locusts There’s even a guide to dining and entertaining in the style of the Seven Kingdoms. Exhaustively researched and reverently detailed, accompanied by passages from all five books in the series and full-color photographs guaranteed to whet your appetite, this is the companion to the blockbuster phenomenon that millions of stomachs have been growling for. And remember, winter is coming—so don’t be afraid to put on a few pounds. Includes a Foreword by George R. R. Martin From the Hardcover edition.


The Science Of Game Of Thrones

Author by : Helen Keen
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : A myth-busting, mind-blowing, jaw-dropping and fun-filled expedition through the world of Game of Thrones. Do dragons actually exist? Is it possible to crush a person's head with your bare hands? What really happened when royal families interbreed? How does wildfire win wars? Can you really kill someone with molten gold? Award-winning comedian and popular-science writer Helen Keen uncovers the astounding science behind the world's most popular television show. Join Helen as she sifts the fact from fantasy, discovers the truth beneath the togas, and reveals a world more fantastical than Daenerys Targaryen's wildest dreams. So pour yourself a bowl of brown, climb on your beast of burden, and prepare yourself for an amazing adventure. It's time to see the Seven Kingdoms as you have never seen them before.


Westermann Tables For The Metal Trade

Author by : H. Jutz
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Publisher by : New Age International
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Description : Materials Numerical Quantities-Forms Tables Compiled For The Metal Trade Are Dedicated To Vocational Schools As Well As To Practical Usage At The Job Site. Although The Tables Have Been Compiled For Use Primarily By The Apprentice, The Specialized Worker Will Also Find Them Useful. Every Effort Has Been Made To Shorten The Sometimes Tedious Operations And The Arrangement Of Subject Matter Is Such That Its Contents Are Readily Available To The Practical Man.Much Painstaking Effort Must Go In Compiling And Arranging Such Tables. Information Must Be So Selected That The Reader Can, From The Bulk Of Material, Easily Find Out The Subject Of His Interest. Often, A Decision Of Either Selecting An Item Or Rejecting It Proves Difficult. Too Much Material Packed Into Tabular Compilations Can Be As Harmful As The Omission Of Some Vital Pieces Of Information.Not Only The Selection But Also The Arrangement Of Material Requires Considerable Thought If The Contents Of The Tabular Compilations Have To Be Offered For Ready Reference. Only Then Can The Reader Decide Where To Look For Proper Information. The Principle Of Order Must Be Evident At Once.


Warm Bodies

Author by : Isaac Marion
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies is about being alive, being dead, and the blurry line in between. R is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization. And then he meets a girl. First as his captive, then his reluctant house guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.


The Girl Before

Author by : JP Delaney
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Publisher by : Ballantine Books
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Description : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In the tradition of The Girl on the Train, The Silent Wife, and Gone Girl comes an enthralling psychological thriller that spins one woman’s seemingly good fortune, and another woman’s mysterious fate, through a kaleidoscope of duplicity, death, and deception. SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD Please make a list of every possession you consider essential to your life. The request seems odd, even intrusive—and for the two women who answer, the consequences are devastating. EMMA Reeling from a traumatic break-in, Emma wants a new place to live. But none of the apartments she sees are affordable or feel safe. Until One Folgate Street. The house is an architectural masterpiece: a minimalist design of pale stone, plate glass, and soaring ceilings. But there are rules. The enigmatic architect who designed the house retains full control: no books, no throw pillows, no photos or clutter or personal effects of any kind. The space is intended to transform its occupant—and it does. JANE After a personal tragedy, Jane needs a fresh start. When she finds One Folgate Street she is instantly drawn to the space—and to its aloof but seductive creator. Moving in, Jane soon learns about the untimely death of the home’s previous tenant, a woman similar to Jane in age and appearance. As Jane tries to untangle truth from lies, she unwittingly follows the same patterns, makes the same choices, crosses paths with the same people, and experiences the same terror, as the girl before. Praise for The Girl Before “Dazzling, startling, and above all cunning—a pitch-perfect novel of psychological suspense.”—Lee Child “The Girl Before generates a fast pace. . . . [J. P.] Delaney intersperses ethics questions on stand-alone pages throughout the book. . . . The single most ingenious touch is that we’re not provided either woman’s answers.”—The New York Times “J. P. Delaney builds the suspense.”—Vanity Fair “Immediate guarantee: You will not be able to put this book down. . . . Fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train will realize that there’s not only more where that came from, but it’s also more thrilling.”—American Booksellers Association “This is going to be the buzziest book of 2017. We may only be a few weeks into 2017, but we’re calling it early: This year, The Girl Before will be that book. The upcoming novel by author J. P. Delaney has all of the makings of a sexy murder mystery that is sure to hit the bestseller chart, and it already has the movie deal to prove it.”—InStyle “Delaney has created a genuinely eerie, fascinating setting in One Folgate Street. . . . The novel’s structure, volleying back and forth as first Emma and then Jane begin to question their improbable luck, is beautifully handled. The pages fly.”—USA Today “The house has a dark past and a landlord that’s anything but welcoming.”—New York Post, one of the must-read books of the week “The Girl Before is deservedly anointed the ‘top girl’ of this season’s suspense novels.”—The Washington Post “The Girl Before is a cat-and-mouse game that toys with our expectations and twists our sympathies. At times almost unbearably suspenseful, it keeps us guessing from the first page to the very last. Don’t miss it.”—Joseph Finder


Microelectronic Circuits

Author by : Adel S. Sedra
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Publisher by : New York : Oxford University Press
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Description : Microelectronic Circuits, Fourth Edition is an extensive revision of the classic text by Adel S. Sedra and K. C. Smith. The primary objective of this text remains the development of the student's ability to analyze and design electronic circuits, both analog and digital, discrete andintegrated. Fundamental developments in modern technology, particularly the increased emphasis on integrated circuits and the profusion of advances in digital electronics, require that engineers today be aptly equipped with knowledge of these concepts and techniques. In this edition, the authorspresent these concepts and techniques earlier on in the text and in greater detail than in previous editions. While the previous edition presented students with analog oriented concepts followed by digital, the fourth edition promotes learning these ideas side-by-side, as they often appear in thereal world. Since most professors use Part 1 or the first 5 chapters of the text for a first course on basic devices, the new edition fully integrates the fundamental concepts of digital electronics into these critical chapters. The result is a clear and complete introduction to both the analog anddigital concepts essential to building a solid foundation for a modern introductory course on electronic circuits. In order to help students fully comprehend the concepts presented, the amount of material in Part 1 on the physical operation of devices has been increased. Appreciation of these devices--how they are modeled using modern computer tools like SPICE, and the fact that most circuits designed todayare integrated circuits--requires a firm grasp of device physics. To achieve this, the authors have increased the basic material on semiconductors and the PN Junction (Chapter 3), added additional material on Bipolar Junction Transistor operation (Chapter 4), and correspondingly increased coverageof MOSFET operation (Chapter 5). Instead of deliberately setting off this material into a separate chapter on device physics, the authors have integrated it into these chapters where appropriate. The result is a gradual introduction to these ideas within the context of their importance where theyare needed. The material on digital electronics has been completely and thoroughly updated, expanded, and re-organized to reflect the tremendous advances in this area since the last edition. Since all electronics engineers need exposure to digital electronics early in their course work, a new section inChapter 1 introduces the key element of digital electronics--the logic inverter--side by side with the fundamental element of analog electronics--the amplifier. This signifies the great importance of the emergence of digital electronics. More digital electronics has been added to Chapter 4 on theBipolar Junction Transistor inverter as well as to a new section in Chapter 5 on the CMOS inverter. By including this expanded material early on in Part I, the student is exposed to the basics of analog and digital electronics in what is typically the first semester of the course (Part I, Chapters1-5). MOS Digital Integrated Circuits (Chapter 13) has been completely rewritten and expanded to include more coverage of memory and an overview of digital circuit technologies, logic-circuit families and styles for digital system design. New topics have been added, including CMOS logic circuits andstatic and dynamic analysis, psuedo-NMOS logic, pass transistor logic, dynamic logic, dynamic techniques in flip-flop design, and ring oscillator. The MOSFET has become the most significant device in electronics today. The material on MOSFET (Chapter 5) has been entirely re-written to reflect the shift toward Integrated Circuit technology and the vast number of changes in MOS Integrated Circuit design. The amount of material devoted to JFETcoverage has been substantially reduced. SPICE has been incorporated not only at the end of the appropriate device chapters (Chapters 3, 4, and 5), but also at the end of most chapters throughout the text, thereby increasing the flexibility to use this tool when desired. Emphasis is placed on models, when to use SPICE and what thebenefits are. The placement of these SPICE SIMULATION EXAMPLES at the end of chapters allows the reader to use them optionally without interrupting the flow of the text. The authors have also included a short appendix on SPICE in the back of the book. For a complete introduction to SPICE, consultRoberts and Sedra's SPICE, Second Edition (0-19-510842-6). All examples are carefully chosen for their ability to illustrate the concepts of the chapter in a connected way. They demonstrate the power of SPICE and the potential advantages gained by using it. It should be carefully noted, however,that by-hand analysis is critical prior to employing SPICE. The Appendix on IC Fabrication has been thoroughly updated, and brief material on layout has been included. The hallmark end-of-chapter problem material has increased by offering nearly 30% more per chapter, providing well over 1300 homework problems. Many of the existing problems have been replaced or modified. See the ancillary information for additional problem material. Microelectronic Circuits, Fourth Edition, is intended for the core courses in electronic circuits taught to majors in electrical and computer engineering. All electrical and computer engineering students are required to take at least one semester of electronic circuits for which this text isintended. It should also prove useful to engineers and other professionals who wish to update their knowledge of fundamental electronic circuits. The text is supported extensively with ancillary materials.


Small Great Things

Author by : Jodi Picoult
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : A RICHARD AND JUDY BOOK CLUB 2017 PICK A SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The best books make you see differently. This is one of them. When a newborn baby dies after a routine hospital procedure, there is no doubt about who will be held responsible: the nurse who had been banned from looking after him by his father. What the nurse, her lawyer and the father of the child cannot know is how this death will irrevocably change all of their lives, in ways both expected and not. Small Great Things is about prejudice and power; it is about that which divides and unites us. It is about opening your eyes. SOON TO BE A MAJOR FILM STARRING VIOLA DAVIS AND JULIA ROBERTS


The World Of Ice Fire

Author by : George R. R. Martin
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Publisher by : Bantam
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Description : NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • THE NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN HISTORY OF WESTEROS AND THE LANDS BEYOND • WITH HUNDREDS OF PAGES OF ALL-NEW MATERIAL FROM GEORGE R. R. MARTIN If the past is prologue, then George R. R. Martin’s masterwork—the most inventive and entertaining fantasy saga of our time—warrants one hell of an introduction. At long last, it has arrived with The World of Ice & Fire. This lavishly illustrated volume is a comprehensive history of the Seven Kingdoms, providing vividly constructed accounts of the epic battles, bitter rivalries, and daring rebellions that lead to the events of A Song of Ice and Fire and HBO’s Game of Thrones. In a collaboration that’s been years in the making, Martin has teamed with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson, the founders of the renowned fan site Westeros.org—perhaps the only people who know this world almost as well as its visionary creator. Collected here is all the accumulated knowledge, scholarly speculation, and inherited folk tales of maesters and septons, maegi and singers, including • full-color artwork and maps, with more than 170 original pieces • full family trees for Houses Stark, Lannister, and Targaryen • in-depth explorations of the history and culture of Westeros • 100% all-new material, more than half of which Martin wrote specifically for this book The definitive companion piece to George R. R. Martin’s dazzlingly conceived universe, The World of Ice & Fire is indeed proof that the pen is mightier than a storm of swords. From the Hardcover edition.


The Wit Wisdom Of Tyrion Lannister

Author by : George R. R. Martin
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Publisher by : Bantam
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Description : The perfect gift for fans of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire novels and HBO’s Game of Thrones: a collection of wicked one-liners from the incomparable Imp of Casterly Rock, fully illustrated by Jonty Clark! “My mind is my weapon. My brother has his sword, King Robert has his warhammer, and I have my mind . . . and a mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone if it is to keep its edge.” The jealous masses of the Seven Kingdoms may call him Halfman, but none have ever accused Tyrion Lannister of being a halfwit. His golden tongue has saved his skin slightly more often than it has landed him in mortal peril. Now, this special illustrated volume preserves his most essential knowledge for future generations, featuring time-tested guidance on such varied subjects as . . . The art of persuasion “The best lies are seasoned with a bit of truth.” Fine dining “A little honest loathing can be refreshing, like a tart wine after too much sweet.” The fair sex “The young ones smell much better, but the old ones know more tricks.” Royal politics “Crowns do queer things to the heads beneath them.” Common ailments “A sword through the bowels. A sure cure for constipation.” At once charming, insightful, and ruthlessly irreverent, The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister is short on pretense and overflowing with finely crafted gems—just like the man himself.


A Feast For Crows

Author by : George R. R. Martin
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Publisher by : Bantam
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Description : THE BOOK BEHIND THE FOURTH SEASON OF THE ACCLAIMED HBO SERIES GAME OF THRONES Few books have captivated the imagination and won the devotion and praise of readers and critics everywhere as has George R. R. Martin’s monumental epic cycle of high fantasy. Now, in A Feast for Crows, Martin delivers the long-awaited fourth book of his landmark series, as a kingdom torn asunder finds itself at last on the brink of peace . . . only to be launched on an even more terrifying course of destruction. A FEAST FOR CROWS It seems too good to be true. After centuries of bitter strife and fatal treachery, the seven powers dividing the land have decimated one another into an uneasy truce. Or so it appears. . . . With the death of the monstrous King Joffrey, Cersei is ruling as regent in King’s Landing. Robb Stark’s demise has broken the back of the Northern rebels, and his siblings are scattered throughout the kingdom like seeds on barren soil. Few legitimate claims to the once desperately sought Iron Throne still exist—or they are held in hands too weak or too distant to wield them effectively. The war, which raged out of control for so long, has burned itself out. But as in the aftermath of any climactic struggle, it is not long before the survivors, outlaws, renegades, and carrion eaters start to gather, picking over the bones of the dead and fighting for the spoils of the soon-to-be dead. Now in the Seven Kingdoms, as the human crows assemble over a banquet of ashes, daring new plots and dangerous new alliances are formed, while surprising faces—some familiar, others only just appearing—are seen emerging from an ominous twilight of past struggles and chaos to take up the challenges ahead. It is a time when the wise and the ambitious, the deceitful and the strong will acquire the skills, the power, and the magic to survive the stark and terrible times that lie before them. It is a time for nobles and commoners, soldiers and sorcerers, assassins and sages to come together and stake their fortunes . . . and their lives. For at a feast for crows, many are the guests—but only a few are the survivors. From the Hardcover edition.


Inferno

Author by : Dan Brown
Languange : en
Publisher by : Random House
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Description : *NOW A MAJOR FILM STARRING TOM HANKS AND FELICITY JONES* Florence: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon awakes in a hospital bed with no recollection of where he is or how he got there. Nor can he explain the origin of the macabre object that is found hidden in his belongings. A threat to his life will propel him and a young doctor, Sienna Brooks, into a breakneck chase across the city. Only Langdon’s knowledge of the hidden passageways and ancient secrets that lie behind its historic facade can save them from the clutches of their unknown pursuers. With only a few lines from Dante’s Inferno to guide them, they must decipher a sequence of codes buried deep within some of the Renaissance’s most celebrated artworks to find the answers to a puzzle which may, or may not, help them save the world from a terrifying threat...


The Dinosaur Lords

Author by : Victor Milán
Languange : en
Publisher by : Tor Books
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Description : "It's like a cross between Jurassic Park and Game of Thrones." —George R. R. Martin A world made by the Eight Creators on which to play out their games of passion and power, Paradise is a sprawling, diverse, often brutal place. Men and women live on Paradise as do dogs, cats, ferrets, goats, and horses. But dinosaurs predominate: wildlife, monsters, beasts of burden–and of war. Colossal plant-eaters like Brachiosaurus; terrifying meat-eaters like Allosaurus, and the most feared of all, Tyrannosaurus rex. Giant lizards swim warm seas. Birds (some with teeth) share the sky with flying reptiles that range in size from bat-sized insectivores to majestic and deadly Dragons. Thus we are plunged into Victor Milán's splendidly weird world of The Dinosaur Lords, a place that for all purposes mirrors 14th century Europe with its dynastic rivalries, religious wars, and byzantine politics...except the weapons of choice are dinosaurs. Where vast armies of dinosaur-mounted knights engage in battle. During the course of one of these epic battles, the enigmatic mercenary Dinosaur Lord Karyl Bogomirsky is defeated through betrayal and left for dead. He wakes, naked, wounded, partially amnesiac–and hunted. And embarks upon a journey that will shake his world. The Dinosaur Lords Series #1 The Dinosaur Lords #2 The Dinosaur Knights #3 The Dinosaur Princess At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


Wonders Of Life

Author by : Professor Brian Cox
Languange : en
Publisher by : HarperCollins UK
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Description : What is Life? Where did it come from? Why does it end?


The White Tiger

Author by : Aravind Adiga
Languange : en
Publisher by : Atlantic Books Ltd
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Description : WINNER OF THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE 2008 Balram Halwai is the White Tiger - the smartest boy in his village. His family is too poor for him to afford for him to finish school and he has to work in a teashop, breaking coals and wiping tables. But Balram gets his break when a rich man hires him as a chauffeur, and takes him to live in Delhi. The city is a revelation. As he drives his master to shopping malls and call centres, Balram becomes increasingly aware of immense wealth and opportunity all around him, while knowing that he will never be able to gain access to that world. As Balram broods over his situation, he realizes that there is only one way he can become part of this glamorous new India - by murdering his master. The White Tiger presents a raw and unromanticised India, both thrilling and shocking - from the desperate, almost lawless villages along the Ganges, to the booming Wild South of Bangalore and its technology and outsourcing centres. The first-person confession of a murderer, The White Tiger is as compelling for its subject matter as for the voice of its narrator - amoral, cynical, unrepentant, yet deeply endearing.


The Insider

Author by : P. V. Narasimha Rao
Languange : en
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Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 87
Total Download : 280
File Size : 55,7 Mb
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Description : Revised Paperback Edition With Three New Chapters And An Epilogue. The Insider Is A Book That Emerges From The Hidden Heart Of Indian Politics. Through A Deft Interweaving Of Fact And Fiction, It Tells The Compelling, Often Shocking As Well As Heart-Rending Truth About Indian Politics. That The Author Has Occupied The Highest Positions In The Government And The Party Invests The Narrative With Authenticity, Verisimilitude And Empathy. It Is The Story Of Anand, A Young Firebrand Nationalist Who Abandons A Promising Career To Join The Freedom Struggle. Beginning By Opposing The Oppressive Monarchy In His State, He Continues In The Political Process After India S Independence. But Soon He Comes Face To Face With Several Dream-Shattering Phenomena: The Hypocrisy, Naked Opportunism, Corruption, Treachery And In-Fighting That Are Endemic To The Political Process. As We Accompany Anand On His Journey Of Fulfillment And Failure, We Are Given A Graphic View Of The Way Politics Is Made To Work. The Author Shows That Despite The Corruption And Cynicism Prevalent In Politics, A Genuine Spirit Of Service And Dynamism Is By No Means Absent. Explosive, Illuminating And True To Life, The Insider Entertains And Provokes Serious Reflection At The Same Time.


The Lego Animation Book

Author by : David Pagano
Languange : en
Publisher by : No Starch Press
Format Available : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Total Read : 17
Total Download : 233
File Size : 42,7 Mb
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Description : Have you ever wondered what your LEGO creations would look like on the big screen? The LEGO Animation Book will show you how to bring your models to life with stop-motion animation — no experience required! Follow step-by-step instructions to make your first animation, and then explore the entire filmmaking process, from storyboards to post-production. Along the way, you’ll learn how to: *Create special effects like explosions and flying minifigures *Convey action and emotion with your minifigure actors *Design sets for animation — make three buildings look like an entire city! *Light, frame, and capture consistent photos *Add detail and scope to your films by building in different scales *Build camera dollies and rigs out of LEGO bricks *Choose cameras, software, and other essential animation tools Dive into the world of animation and discover a whole new way to play!