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(back cover) Includes: Isabelle Adjani a[ Lauren Bacall a[ Warren Beatty a[ Ingrid Bergman a[ Cate Blanchett a[ Humphrey Bogart a[ Clara Bow a[ Marlon Brando a[ Richard Burton a[ Michael Caine a[ George Clooney a[ Sean Connery a[ Tom Cruise a[ Tony Curtis a[ Matt Damon a[ Bette Davis a[ Robert De Niro a[ James Dean a[ Judi Dench a[ Catherine Deneuve a[ GA(c)rard Depardieu a[ Johnny Depp a[ Leonardo DeCaprio a[ Marlene Dietrich a[ Michael Douglas a[ Mia Farrow a[ Henry Fonda a[ Harrison Ford a[ Jodie Foster a[ Jean Gabin a[ Clark Gable a[ Greta Garbo a[ Lillian Gish a[ Cary Grant a[ Katharine Hepburn a[ Anthony Hopkins a[ Isabelle Huppert a[ William Hurt a[ Grace Kelly a[ Charles Laughton a[ Vivien Leigh a[ Sophia Loren a[ Peter Lorre a[ John Malkovich a[ Marcello Mastroianni a[ Steve McQueen a[ Marilyn Monroe a[ Paul Newman a[ Jack Nicholson a[ Laurence Olivier a[ Al Pacion a[ Gwyneth Paltrow a[ Gregory Peck a[ Michelle Pfeiffer a[ Brad Pitt a[ Sidney Poitier a[ Robert Redford a[ Vanessa Redgrave a[ Jean Seberg a[ Barbara Stanwyck a[ Rod Steiger a[ James Stewart a[ Meryl Streep a[ Donald Sutherland a[ Jessica Tandy a[ Elizabeth Taylor a[ Spencer Tracy a[ John Travolta a[ Lana Turner a[ Peter Ustinov a[ Rudolph Valentino a[ Christopher Walken a[ Denzel Washington a[ John Wayne a[ Sigourney Weaver a[ Mae West a[ Gene Wilder a[ Robin Williams a[ Kate Winslett a[ Natalie Wood (front flap) From Marilyn Monroe to Meryl Streep, from Charlie Chaplin to Clint Eastwood, this book celebrates the larger-than-life movie stars who have captured the collective imagination, inspired millions of fans across the world, and gained immortality through their performances both on and off the screen. From the team behind the best-selling "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, " 501 Movie Stars is a comprehensive guide to the brightest lights in cinema history. Lavishly illustrated with portraits, film stills, and behind-the-scenes shots, and bursting with engrossing facts, this volume is indispensable to film students, moviegoers, and lovers of popular culture alike. Each star receives at least a full-page entry, complete with a critical selection of Top Takes, trademarks, and all the off-screen action. Meet the members of the original aRat Pack, a a drinking club founded by hell-raiser and Oscar winner Humphrey Bogart. Who was the mystery woman dressed in black who laid flowers on silent-screen icon Rudolph Valentinoas grave every year on the anniversary of his death? Read about Elizabeth Tayloras eight marriages and River Phoenixas tragic early demise, together with a plethora of fascinating off-screen romances that have been fueled by on-screen chemistry. Screen legends of time gone by rub shoulder with emerging talent, Hollywood meets Bollywood, and the stars of blockbusters collide with theater actors. Written by an international team of film critics, film historians, and journalists, this is a complete biography of the last centuryas stars of the silver screen. Whether you read it from cover to cover or dip into it from time to time, 501 Move Stars will inspire, intrigue, and amuse . . . and continue to do so for many years to come. (back flap) Steven Jay Schneider is a film critic, scholar, and producer, with M.A. degrees in Philosophy and Cinema Studies from Harvard University and New York University, respectively. He is the general editor of the best-selling "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die, "and "501 Movie Directors, "both also available from Barronas.
This volume contains all that the beginning reader or student needs to soundly grasp the ideas and issues involved in the field. Building on the model used by Peter Singer in his highly successful "Companion to Ethics, " the "Companion to Bioethics" consists of 46 specially written essays designed to present the key issues and concepts in bioethics in an authoritative yet always readable, non-technical manner. An unusually comprehensive index allows the reader to find terms and topics not listed in the titles of the essays themselves. "A Companion to Bioethics" is an essential work of reference for doctors, nurses, lawyers, journalists, philosophers, moral theologians, sociologists and everyone interested in the ethical issues that are transforming our lives. It will be applicable both to everyday health care practice, and to the far-reaching issues arising from the revolution in the biological sciences as applied to human ethics.
If you haven't read Cat Sebastian, what are you waiting for?"-Lorraine Heath, New York Times bestselling author Once beloved by London's fashionable elite, Hartley Sedgwick has become a recluse after a spate of salacious gossip exposed his most-private secrets. Rarely venturing from the house whose inheritance is a daily reminder of his downfall, he's captivated by the exceedingly handsome man who seeks to rob him. Since retiring from the boxing ring, Sam Fox has made his pub, The Bell, into a haven for those in his Free Black community. But when his best friend Kate implores him to find and destroy a scandalously revealing painting of her, he agrees. Sam would do anything to protect those he loves, even if it means stealing from a wealthy gentleman. But when he encounters Hartley, he soon finds himself wanting to steal more than just a painting from the lovely, lonely man-he wants to steal his heart.
A History of Russian Architecture, the most comprehensive study of this subject to date, surveys the development of Russian architecture, from the masonry churches of tenth-century Kievan Rus to the prefabricated built environments of the present. Subject to cultural and stylistic influences from both east and west, Russian architecture nonetheless developed its own distinctive approaches to building, as demonstrated in the four parts of this study: early medieval Rus up to the Mongol invasion in the midtwelfth century; the revival of architecture in Novgorod and Muscovy from the fourteenth to seventeenth centuries; the cultural revolution of architecture during the reigns of Peter the Great and his successors in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries; and the advent of modern architecture, ranging from the colorful eclecticism of the nineteenth century to the rigorous experiments in avant-garde design of the early twentieth century, which were followed by a return to monumental eclecticism in the Soviet period. Analyzing stylistic developments within their historical contexts, this volume serves as a rich cultural history that will be invaluable to scholars and general readers alike. Lavishly illustrated, A History of Russian Architecture includes line drawings, plans and elevations, and a full complement of photographs taken by the author.
Bestselling author Peter F. Hamilton returns to his acclaimed Commonwealth series in this thrilling follow-up to The Abyss Beyond Dreams. Featuring Hamilton's trademark blend of intricate plotting, riveting suspense, high-concept science, and vivid characters, A Night Without Stars brings the story to a fully satisfying finish. After centuries trapped inside the Void, the planet Bienvenido-along with its inhabitants, both human and Faller-has been expelled into normal space. But the survivors are millions of light-years from the Commonwealth, which knows nothing of their existence. As the two races plunge into mortal conflict for sole possession of the planet, the humans seem destined to lose-despite the assistance of the mysterious Warrior Angel, who possesses forbidden Commonwealth technology. With the Fallers' numbers growing, and their ability to mimic humans allowing them to infiltrate all levels of society, it's only a matter of time before they surge to victory. Then, on a routine space flight, Major Ry Evine inadvertently frees a captive vessel that crash-lands on Bienvenido carrying the last, best hope for human survival: a baby. But a far from ordinary one. The child not only ages at a remarkable rate but demonstrates knowledge and abilities far beyond those of Bienvenido's humans. Hunted by Fallers and humans alike, she is a crucial link to humanity's lost past-and a glorious future already almost out of reach. Praise for A Night Without Stars "Roars relentlessly along in utterly mesmerizing style, with edge-of-the-seat plotting, thrilling action, and knife-edge tension that will leave readers gasping. An atomic blast of a yarn. Hamilton in peak form and absolutely not to be missed."-Kirkus Reviews (starred review) "[An] interstellar adventure with espionage, old-style space exploration, and the story of a fugitive who carries the hope of salvation."-Publishers Weekly "An action-packed page-turner . . . It's a joy to witness such a master of science fiction at work." -SFFWorld Praise for Peter F. Hamilton's The Abyss Beyond Dreams "Incredibly robust and exciting and rousing, sharing flavors of Jack Vance, John Wright, China Miéville, Orson Scott Card, and A. E. van Vogt . . . Hamilton's deployment of lots of grand super-science is utterly deft and convincing."-Locus "Engrossing . . . The characters, always Hamilton's strength, remain as distinctive as ever."-Kirkus Reviews "Everything one wants in sf-great characters, mind bending stuff, adventure, politics, romance, revolution . . . just superb."-Fantasy Book Critic "The work of an author at the top of his game."-SFFWorld
"A dynamic story line that grips from the first chapter and doesn't let go.". --Midwest Book Review, Diane Donovan (regarding Once Gone). From #1 bestselling mystery author Blake Pierce comes a new masterpiece of psychological suspense. In A TRACE OF VICE (Book #3 in the Keri Locke mystery series), Keri Locke, Missing Persons Detective in the Homicide division of the LAPD, follows a fresh lead for her abducted daughter. It leads to a violent confrontation with The Collector?which, in turn, offers more clues that may, after all this time, reunite her with her daughter. Yet at the same time, Keri is assigned a new case, one with a frantic ticking clock. A teenage girl has gone missing in Los Angeles, a girl from a good family was who duped into drugs and abducted into a sex trafficking ring. Keri is hot on her trail?but the trail is moving fast, with the girl being constantly moved and with her abductors? single, nefarious goal: to cross her over the border with Mexico. In an epic, breathtaking, cat and mouse chase that takes them through the seedy underworld of trafficking, Keri and Ray will be pushed to their limits to save the girl?and her own daughter?before it is all too late. A dark psychological thriller with heart-pounding suspense, A TRACE OF VICE is book #3 in a riveting new series?and a beloved new character?that will leave you turning pages late into the night. "A masterpiece of thriller and mystery! The author did a magnificent job developing characters with a psychological side that is so well described that we feel inside their minds, follow their fears and cheer for their success. The plot is very intelligent and will keep you entertained throughout the book. Full of twists, this book will keep you awake until the turn of the last page.". --Books and Movie Reviews, Roberto Mattos (re Once Gone). Book #4 in the Keri Locke series will be available soon.
Hardcover book. 240 pages. Published by (2013)
A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller "Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to release mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism."- The New York Times "An extraordinarily entertaining and informative book."- The Wall Street Journal "A lively panoramic book . . . Against the Gods sets up an ambitious premise and then delivers on it."- Business Week "Deserves to be, and surely will be, widely read."- The Economist "[A] challenging book, one that may change forever the way people think about the world."- Worth "No one else could have written a book of such central importance with so much charm and excitement."-Robert Heilbroner author, The Worldly Philosophers "With his wonderful knowledge of the history and current manifestations of risk, Peter Bernstein brings us Against the Gods. Nothing like it will come out of the financial world this year or ever. I speak carefully: no one should miss it."-John Kenneth Galbraith Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard University In this unique exploration of the role of risk in our society, Peter Bernstein argues that the notion of bringing risk under control is one of the central ideas that distinguishes modern times from the distant past. Against the Gods chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today. "An extremely readable history of risk."- Barron's "Fascinating . . . this challenging volume will help you understand the uncertainties that every investor must face."- Money "A singular achievement."- Times Literary Supplement "There's a growing market for savants who can render the recondite intelligibly-witness Stephen Jay Gould (natural history), Oliver Sacks (disease), Richard Dawkins (heredity), James Gleick (physics), Paul Krugman (economics)-and Bernstein would mingle well in their company."- The Australian
A Business Week, New York Times Business, and USA Today Bestseller "Ambitious and readable . . . an engaging introduction to the oddsmakers, whom Bernstein regards as true humanists helping to release mankind from the choke holds of superstition and fatalism." --"The New York Times" "An extraordinarily entertaining and informative book." --"The Wall Street Journal" "A lively panoramic book . . . Against the Gods sets up an ambitious premise and then delivers on it." --"Business Week" "Deserves to be, and surely will be, widely read." --"The Economist" "[A] challenging book, one that may change forever the way people think about the world." --"Worth" "No one else could have written a book of such central importance with so much charm and excitement." --Robert Heilbroner author, "The Worldly Philosophers" "With his wonderful knowledge of the history and current manifestations of risk, Peter Bernstein brings us Against the Gods. Nothing like it will come out of the financial world this year or ever. I speak carefully: no one should miss it." --John Kenneth Galbraith Professor of Economics Emeritus, Harvard University In this unique exploration of the role of risk in our society, Peter Bernstein argues that the notion of bringing risk under control is one of the central ideas that distinguishes modern times from the distant past. Against the Gods chronicles the remarkable intellectual adventure that liberated humanity from oracles and soothsayers by means of the powerful tools of risk management that are available to us today. "An extremely readable history of risk." --"Barron's" "Fascinating . . . this challenging volume will help you understand the uncertainties that every investor must face." --Money "A singular achievement." --Times Literary Supplement "There's a growing market for savants who can render the recondite intelligibly--witness Stephen Jay Gould (natural history), Oliver Sacks (disease), Richard Dawkins (heredity), James Gleick (physics), Paul Krugman (economics)--and Bernstein would mingle well in their company." --The Australian
Ace, the Knight of Heart Castle, is known throughout Wonderland not only for his master swordsmanship, but for his tendency towards cruelty. Can the charming Alice Lidell mellow Ace and his violent ways? Perhaps Ace will even fall in love with Alice... if he doesn't kill her first.
Softcover book. 192 pages. Published by Seven Seas (2012)
Softcover book. Published by Seven Seas (2014)
Indispensable reference source for researchers in the pharmaceutical and allied industries, and at the biology/chemistry interface in academia.
Indispensable reference source for researchers in the pharmaceutical and allied industries, and at the biology/chemistry interface in academia.