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Batman: The Complete History: The Life and Times of the Dark Knight
Les Daniels
0811842320
January 2004
Paperback
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Review
These days we devour super-sized meals, ogle strutting supermodels and experiment with superconductivity. But once upon a time there were only superheroes. Murmur their names, and from out of memory's deep emerge lazy summer afternoons spent on covered porches with a bottle of Orange Crush and a bag of Fritos, weekly bike rides to the revolving wire racks in corner drug stores and, of course, our increasingly daring leaps, from picnic tables and brick fireplaces, with an old sheet fluttering from 9-year-old shoulders: "I can fly, I can fly." And we could -- if only during that moment when we flexed our knees and pushed off into the air. Then, for one blissful second, we were commensurate with our dreams.

But, ah, those names, how they thrilled and fed our imaginations: the Flash, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Aqua-Man and...



Les Girls Photo Daniel Fransnay
Daniel Frasnay
0972778845
June 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
After WWII, Daniel Frasnay, a gypsy-born portrait photographer, found himself in the midst of a world where topless women dazzled in sequins, paillettes, feathers, fishnets, and little else. For 40 years Frasnay held the enviable position of official photographer at the famed Cabaret Lido, in Paris. (The story of the Lido began back in the 1920s when an artificial beach was built in the basement of a large town house at 78 Avenue des Champs Elysees--a mini-lakeside town much in vogue with Parisians in the years between the wars.) Frasnay, a gifted technician with, quite literally, a truly unique point of view was able to record a world that sadly has all but disappeared. Considered a Cartier-Bresson to the Paris garter set, Frasnay immersed himself in the world of Paris nightlife and photographed the backstage,...


Traveller's Wildlife Guides: Peru
David L. Pearson
1566565456
October 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
From the world-famous Machu Picchu Incan ruins high in the Andes Mountains, to Lake Titicaca in southern Peru, to the Iquitos area of Amazonian northeastern Peru, travellers want to experience tropical forests and other stunning habitats and catch glimpses of exotic wildlife. In this book is all the information you need to find, identify, and learn about Peru's magnificent animal and plant life.

Book Info
A handbook for ecologically and environmentally responsible travel in Peru. Includes identifying and location information on frequently seen animals, current information on animal ecology, behavior and conservation, information of Peru's habitats and descriptions of Peru's most visited parks and reserves. Softcover. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable...


Superman, the Complete History: The Life and Times of the Man of Steel
Les Daniels
0811842312
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
While comic books trace their origins to the late 19th century, Superman, who debuted in 1938's Action Comics #1, is virtually synonymous with the medium. Yet, as Superman, the Complete History shows, the Man of Steel has also made a lasting impact in comic strips, film, toys, TV, radio, and even on Broadway. In this beautifully composed volume, Les Daniels collects rare and never-before-seen early artwork by Superman's teenage creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (including a two-page doodle from 1936 featuring early Superman costume designs), and he chronicles the evolution of the character from an orphan alien comics hero to a complex multimedia icon. Entire pages are devoted to photographs of the various costumes worn by TV and film incarnations, of numerous action figures and related toys, and of movie poster and...


La inteligencia emocional
Daniel Goleman
9684972059
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Drawing on groundbreaking brain and behavioral research, this book argues that a view of intelligence based on IQ is far too narrow, and instead makes the case for "emotional intelligence" being the strongest indicator of human success. Emotional intelligence is defined in terms of learned self-awareness, altruism, personal motivation, empathy, and the ability to love and be loved. People who possess high emotional intelligence succeed in careers and personal relationships. An outline of how parents, educators, and adults seeking self-improvement can cultivate emotional intelligence is included.


Wonder Woman Complete History
Les Daniels
0811842339
January 2004
Paperback
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Book Review
There can't be many people who haven't heard of Wonder Woman, arguably the first female superhero and one of the "big three" (the others being Batman and Superman). She was created by Dr. William Moulton Marston, who also invented the lie detector, as an antidote to masculine comic book adventures, drenched in violent testosterone-fueled imagery and portraying women as helpless weaklings who had to rely on the men to untie them from the train tracks in the nick of time. Wonder Woman was certainly no weakling. Dressed in stars and stripes, armed with bullet-deflecting bracelets and a magical lasso, and flying around in an invisible jet, she had no qualms about saving her boyfriend Steve Trevor from certain doom each issue while dealing a swift blow to the odd Nazi soldier as well. However, most people who aren't...


The Golden Age of DC Comics: 365 Days
Les Daniels
0810949695
November 2004
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Although old-style comic books may never be as big as they were between the late 1930s and mid ’50s, the continued popularity of their characters is evident by their frequent appearances in movies and in television. This boldly constructed retrospective is full of nostalgia and humor, and will entice old collectors and casual fans alike to flip through its pages again and again. The extreme close-ups of the selected panels force readers to examine every background detail, and the irregular cropping keeps the eye straining for as much information as possible. The accompanying authors’ comments hint at what is special about the art and enjoin readers to see merit even in the often goofy captions (when discussing a strip about femme fatales, for instance, the authors proclaim, "They don’t write...


Marvel
Les Daniels
0810925664
Sept 1993
Paperback
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Book Review
I don't even like comic books, but I was completely enthralled by this book. The hefty 300 pages of high clay-content, color-saturated pages with over 700 illustrations and detailed text covers the 50-year history of the canonical comic books company which later became one of the industry's greatest innovators. Here there be artists highly skilled at depicting mayhem with clarity and precision, and writers who unerringly touch the (popular) collective unconscious. In addition to being highly praised within the comic book community, this book has also received rave reviews from mainstream magazines such as Newsday and People.

From Publishers Weekly
The strongest impression one gets from this commemorative album is of the extraordinary skill with which Marvel Comics has hopped on the...


Superman
Les Daniels
0811821625
Sept 1998
Hardcover
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Book Review
While comic books trace their origins to the late 19th century, Superman, who debuted in 1938's Action Comics #1, is virtually synonymous with the medium. Yet, as Superman, the Complete History shows, the Man of Steel has also made a lasting impact in comic strips, film, toys, TV, radio, and even on Broadway. In this beautifully composed volume, Les Daniels collects rare and never-before-seen early artwork by Superman's teenage creators, Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster (including a two-page doodle from 1936 featuring early Superman costume designs), and he chronicles the evolution of the character from an orphan alien comics hero to a complex multimedia icon. Entire pages are devoted to photographs of the various costumes worn by TV and film incarnations, of numerous action figures and related toys, and of movie poster and...


Quantum Entanglement and Information Processing: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School 2003
Daniel Esthve
0444517286
October 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
It has been recognised recently that the strange features of the quantum world could be used for new information transmission or processing functions such as quantum cryptography or, more ambitiously, quantum computing. These fascinating perspectives renewed the interest in fundamental quantum properties and lead to important theoretical advances, such as quantum algorithms and quantum error correction codes. On the experimental side, remarkable advances have been achieved in quantum optics, solid state physics or nuclear magnetic resonance. This book presents the lecture notes of the Les Houches Summer School on Quantum entanglement and information processing. Following the long tradition of the les Houches schools, it provides a comprehensive and pedagogical approach of the whole field, written by renowned...


Apophonie Et Categories Grammaticales Dans Les Langues Baltiques
Daniel Petit
9042915293
August 2004
Paperback
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Wonder Woman Collector's Edition
Les Daniels
0811831213
Sept 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
There can't be many people who haven't heard of Wonder Woman, arguably the first female superhero and one of the "big three" (the others being Batman and Superman). She was created by Dr. William Moulton Marston, who also invented the lie detector, as an antidote to masculine comic book adventures, drenched in violent testosterone-fueled imagery and portraying women as helpless weaklings who had to rely on the men to untie them from the train tracks in the nick of time. Wonder Woman was certainly no weakling. Dressed in stars and stripes, armed with bullet-deflecting bracelets and a magical lasso, and flying around in an invisible jet, she had no qualms about saving her boyfriend Steve Trevor from certain doom each issue while dealing a swift blow to the odd Nazi soldier as well. However, most people who aren't...


Golden Age of DC Comics: 365 D
Les Daniels
5558623063
January 2001
Hardcover
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DC Comics
Les Daniels
0823079198
May 2003
Paperback
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