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Conspiracy and the Freemasons: How the Secret Society and Their Enemies Shaped the Modern World
J. Madison Davis
0312358121
May 2006
Paperback
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New York State of Mind with CD (Audio)
Billy Joel
0439553822
Nov 2005
Hardcover
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From Booklist
PreS-Gr. 2. Does Billy Joel's wonderful song "New York State of Mind" make a picture book? Well, yes and no. Izak's sweeping artwork puts the accent on the pictures, but does the text work as a story? Not really. Those familiar with the song will remember that it's about the singer taking a nostalgic trip back to NYC, revisiting old haunts. Here the protagonist is a dog. After "taking a greyhound down the Hudson River line" (uh, that would be a bus, not a canine), the floppy-eared fellow finds himself in New York at Christmas. He knows "what I'm needing," and that turns out to be the fluffy, long-haired dog he meets in the park. Romantic New York activities ensue, with some cute twists. Pictures accompanying the lyrics about needing the New York Times and the Daily News show the pups under the papers in a...


American Heritage History of the Battle of Gettysburg
Craig L. Symonds
0060549335
June 2004
Paperback
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From Library Journal
With these two books, American Heritage continues its tradition of captivating historical storytelling through readable narratives and hundreds of illustrations of contemporary paintings, photographs, and maps many in color. The New History of the Civil War is a reissue of the second edition, published by Viking in 1996, which updated the highly acclaimed classic The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War (1960). Edited by McPherson (George Henry Davis Professor of American History, Princeton), it retains the style of the late Catton, known for award-winning histories that engage readers in understanding why Northerners and Southerners became passionately embroiled in America's deadliest war. What Catton did for the war generally, Symonds (history, U.S. Naval Academy) does for the Battle of...


Year's Best Graphic Novels, Comics & Manga
Howard Zimmerman
0312343264
Dec 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
This book represents a welcome and long overdue idea: a survey of outstanding American work in the comics medium from May 2003 to December 2004. This sampler demonstrates the creative scope of contemporary comics and points out new directions for comics readers, old and new, to follow. It also provides a sense of a comics community, although unfortunately, Dark Horse and Marvel declined to participate. The selections favor alternative comics, with a smattering of superhero material. But whereas a "year's best" collection of SF short stories includes entire works, this anthology necessarily provides excerpts of longer comics. Readers will get a good sense of the various artists' styles, but this limitation does not always serve the writers well. For example, those unacquainted with Alan Moore's League of...


Dragonworld
Byron Preiss
1596872330
August 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Somewhere beyond the northern mists lies a land where dreams live and dragons are real. This is the tale of the twilight of the dragons, of two nations plunged into war by a tragic misunderstanding, of a shy dreamer's incredible voyage of peace to a long-forgotten land where nightmares are born. A magnificient creation, a sweeping epic of high fantasy set in a richly imagined world, vividly brought to life with over eighty pages of stunning illustrations by Joseph Zucker --This text refers to the Mass Market Paperback edition.


The Scientific American Book of Dinosaurs
Gregory S. Paul
0312310080
Apr 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
The Scientific American Book of Dinosaurs is a startling definitive look at the monsters of the Mesozoic era. It provides a complete portrait of their existence, including how they evolved, what they looked like, where they lived, how they behaved, and why they died.

Groundbreaking essays by acclaimed paleontologist detail everything from how the first discoveries of dinosaur fossils created a new science, to how modern technology has brought about drastic changes in the way we envision dinosaurs. The most sensational finds and the latest theories are covered, and some of the hottest debates in paleontology are explored such as:

· Are birds living descendants of dinosaurs?

· Were dinosaurs sluggish cold-blooded reptilians, or radically different?

· How did the...


The Chimpanzees I Love
Jane Goodall
043921310X
Sept 2001
Hardcover
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Book Review
Jane Goodall might be a household name for most grownups, thanks to her pioneering work with chimpanzees and more recent efforts at habitat preservation. But many kids don't know the Goodall story and will love this chance to hit the ground in Tanzania and learn about the remarkable scientist and her beloved chimp friends. With dozens of vintage photographs, Goodall recounts her early research in Gombe National Park, including a recap of her childhood and how she came to know Louis Leakey and first enter the bush. With clear and careful prose, Goodall explains her findings about chimp communities and communication, the role of hierarchies, and what sort of threats chimpanzees face today. Best of all, Goodall's account always keeps curious young readers in mind, even relating some of her mistakes, such as when she...


Suit Invasion!
D. G. Chichester
0671011669
May 1997
Mass Market Paperback
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American Heritage History of the Battle of Gettysburg
Craig L. Symonds
006019474X
Nov 2001
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
With these two books, American Heritage continues its tradition of captivating historical storytelling through readable narratives and hundreds of illustrations of contemporary paintings, photographs, and maps many in color. The New History of the Civil War is a reissue of the second edition, published by Viking in 1996, which updated the highly acclaimed classic The American Heritage Picture History of the Civil War (1960). Edited by McPherson (George Henry Davis Professor of American History, Princeton), it retains the style of the late Catton, known for award-winning histories that engage readers in understanding why Northerners and Southerners became passionately embroiled in America's deadliest war. What Catton did for the war generally, Symonds (history, U.S. Naval Academy) does for the Battle of...


Sunn
Steven A. Roman
0743475046
October 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
An original manga graphi novel. His father is Titan, the world's greatest hero, a powerful warrior who has saved the earth time and again from countless dangers. But even a seasoned warrior can fall in battle, and when that day finally comes, it is up to high school student Carson Walker to take his father's place as the costumed hero Sunn. But powers and a mask may not be enough to win the day whe he finds himself facing the villainous Bakemono, the man who nearly killed his father. Let the baptism by fire begin!


Exploring the Matrix
Karen Haber
0312313594
Mar 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Larry and Andy Wachowski scored big in 1999 with The Matrix, a science-fiction film in which cyber-rebels discover the world is an artificial computer-generated construct. Beneath the film's airborne martial arts were philosophical underpinnings, and the thriller's huge success prompted piles of merchandise, animated shorts, magazines, Web sites and books. Now a new wave begins, timed to coincide with the May 15 release of The Matrix Reloaded, the second feature in the series. This anthology covers the film's concepts and themes. Haber, a veteran sci-fi and fantasy editor, assembles an array of original essays by 17 science-fiction authors and digital artists, including Alan Dean Foster, Joe Haldeman, Bruce Sterling and Ian Watson. John Shirley (Black Butterflies), insightfully explores what he defines as a new...


Ultimate Alien
Byron Preiss (Editor)
0743474686
August 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
In this strange and exciting collection, some of the best-known authors of the fantastic explore the intricacies and speculations of human encounters with the other...with aliens. From Robert Silverberg's examination of interspecies marriage to Arthur C. Clarke's classic tale of the exploration of Venus, from Mike Resnick and Nicholas A. DiChario's hilarious look at an alien radio broadcast to Nina Kiriki Hoffman's intense study of a woman taken over by a plant-like creature -- here are spectacular stories transcending time and space.


Ultimate Frankenstein
Byron Preiss (Editor)
0743458389
March 2003
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Description
Some of the world's best-known authors of the fantastic and the mysterious explore the legend of Mary Shelley's classic monster. From Brian W. Aldiss' eerie look at a mysterious creature hidden for centuries, to S.P. Somtow's tale of passion and dismemberment in Thailand, to Katherine Dunn's examination of a bizarre affair -- here are spectacular Frankenstein stories transcending time and place. • Introduction and selected filmography by Leonard Wolf. • Featuring Kurt Vonnegut's classic story "Fortitude", plus tales by Brian W. Aldiss, Isaac Asimov, Loren D. Estleman, and Charles de Lint. • Originally released in trade paperback by Dell Publishing -- out of print for more than 5 years!


Year's Best Graphic Novels, Comics and Manga
Byron Preiss (Editor)
0312343256
December 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This book represents a welcome and long overdue idea: a survey of outstanding American work in the comics medium from May 2003 to December 2004. This sampler demonstrates the creative scope of contemporary comics and points out new directions for comics readers, old and new, to follow. It also provides a sense of a comics community, although unfortunately, Dark Horse and Marvel declined to participate. The selections favor alternative comics, with a smattering of superhero material. But whereas a "year's best" collection of SF short stories includes entire works, this anthology necessarily provides excerpts of longer comics. Readers will get a good sense of the various artists' styles, but this limitation does not always serve the writers well. For example, those unacquainted with Alan Moore's League of...


Halloween
Jerry Seinfeld
0316706256
Sept 2002
Hardcover
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Book Review
If the only "really clear thought" you had as a kid was "Get candy," you'll be at one with comedian Jerry Seinfeld's first children's picture book, Halloween. This nostalgic view of Halloweens past will ring true with everyone who remembers the trials and tribulations of trick-or-treating--from the stupid masks with thin gray rubber straps and cheap little staples to the humiliation of having to wear a winter coat over your store-bought Superman costume. Of course, the smart-alecky Seinfeld puts his own stamp on things in a voice that is so distinctly his: "Come on lady, let's go! Halloween, doorbells, candy, let's pick it up in there." He wants "name candy" only, make no mistake, and even trick-or-treats with an organizational cabinet on wheels, with drawers labeled "Crunchy Things," "Sour Things," "Rejects," etc....


The Rhino History of Rock N Roll the 70s with CDROM
Eric Lefeowitz
0671011758
Nov 1997
Paperback
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