Koa Hill

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High Output Management
High Output Management
High Output Management By: Grove, Andrew S. There's a story behind this purchase, but it hasn't been written yet. Purchased At: $8.99 View on Amazon
HTTP: The Definitive Guide (Definitive Guides)
HTTP: The Definitive Guide (Definitive Guides)
HTTP: The Definitive Guide (Definitive Guides) by David Gourley , Brian Totty, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 68 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
The Art of SEO
The Art of SEO
The Art of SEO by Eric Enge, Stephan Spencer, et al.. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars, with 67 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the javascript category.
Head First Ruby: A Brain-Friendly Guide
Head First Ruby: A Brain-Friendly Guide
Head First Ruby: A Brain-Friendly Guide by Jay McGavren. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 45 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the ruby on rails category.
A Child's History of England
A Child's History of England
A Child's History of England by Charles Dickens and Sheba Blake. Rated 2 out of 5 stars, with 1 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Book 2 by J.K. Rowling, Jim Dale, et al.. Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars, with 9412 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the J. K. Rowling category.
No Doubts: Reasonable Doubt 1
No Doubts: Reasonable Doubt 1
No Doubts: Reasonable Doubt 1 by Whitney G., Sebastian Walch, et al.. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Nicholas Sparks category.
La citación (Spanish Edition)
La citación (Spanish Edition)
La citación (Spanish Edition) by John Grisham. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 24 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the John Grisham category.
Lunora and the Monster King
Lunora and the Monster King
Lunora and the Monster King by H.S. Crow , Sierra Rottman, et al.. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars, with 12 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Stephen King category.
Python Programming: A 7-Day Crash Course to Learn Python Language for the Absolute Beginner, Including Practical Exercises, Tips & Tricks to Quickly Getting Started with Computer Programming
Python Programming: A 7-Day Crash Course to Learn Python Language for the Absolute Beginner, Including Practical Exercises, Tips & Tricks to Quickly Getting Started with Computer Programming
Python Programming: A 7-Day Crash Course to Learn Python Language for the Absolute Beginner, Including Practical Exercises, Tips & Tricks to Quickly Getting Started with Computer Programming by John Russel. Rated 3.8 out of 5 stars, with 8 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'Python programming' category.
Learning WordPress REST API
Learning WordPress REST API
Learning WordPress REST API by Sufyan bin Uzayr. Rated 1.8 out of 5 stars, with 3 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Wireless Web Development with PHP and WAP
Wireless Web Development with PHP and WAP
Wireless Web Development with PHP and WAP by Ray Rischpater. Rated 4.1 out of 5 stars, with 4 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
Zend PHP Certification Study Guide
Zend PHP Certification Study Guide
Zend PHP Certification Study Guide by Zend Technologies. Rated 3.1 out of 5 stars, with 24 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'PHP programming' category.
SQL Server and ADO Programming Complete
SQL Server and ADO Programming Complete
SQL Server and ADO Programming Complete by Chris Treadaway Dave Evans, Greg Jarboe, Hollis Thomases, Mari Smith and Sybex Inc.. Rated 5 out of 5 stars, with 2 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
SQL Server 2014 Database Design
SQL Server 2014 Database Design
SQL Server 2014 Database Design by Kalman Toth. Rated 3.6 out of 5 stars, with 11 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the 'SQL database' category.
Objective-C: Object-Oriented Programming Techniques
Objective-C: Object-Oriented Programming Techniques
Objective-C: Object-Oriented Programming Techniques by Lewis J. Pinson and Richard S. Wiener. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Objective-C programming category.
Go Web Programming
Go Web Programming
Go Web Programming by Sau Sheong Chang. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars, with 12 ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the Go programming category.
Warren Buffett: 20 Life Tips To Get Control Over Your Life And Gain Success: (Warren Buffet Biography, Business Success, The Essays of Warren ... The Intelligent Investor, Security Analysis)
Warren Buffett: 20 Life Tips To Get Control Over Your Life And Gain Success: (Warren Buffet Biography, Business Success, The Essays of Warren ... The Intelligent Investor, Security Analysis)
Absolutely awful. Book in this case means a 1/10th of an inch pamphlet filled with spelling mistakes, grammatical errors and content/quotes that could have been pulled out of any Warren Buffet biography and typed up in an afternoon.The pages are too thick to be used as toilet paper and the book itself isn't big enough to prop up my wonky coffee table ( It may be for yours but I can't comment on that)
¡Crear o morir!: La esperanza de Latinoamérica y las cinco claves de la innovación (Spanish Edition)
¡Crear o morir!: La esperanza de Latinoamérica y las cinco claves de la innovación (Spanish Edition)
Lo que hace excelente este libro de Oppenheimer es que analiza desde varios ángulos por qué Latinoamérica está rezagada en innovación, tecnología y creatividad respecto a otros países desarrollados, y luego explica cómo podemos actualizarnos, relatando ejemplos de personas con historias excepcionales de éxito que han transformado sus países y hasta el mundo. Además, Oppenheimer escribe con la autoridad de haber entrevistado personalmente a todas las personas que menciona.

El autor hace énfasis en varios puntos importantes: Primero y sobre todo, la educación es la clave de cualquier progreso. Segundo, debemos crear una cultura de creatividad y aceptación de nuevas ideas, en que admiremos a los innovadores y a quienes cambian paradigmas y donde los fracasos sean vistos como escalones de evolución y no como destino final. Tercero, nuestros gobiernos deben propiciar la fácil creación y disolución de empresas y la protección de la propiedad intelectual.

Oppenheimer escribe de forma amena e interesante, capturando al lector desde los primeros párrafos. Me emocioné tanto con este libro que se lo regalé a varias personas, incluyendo a mis hijos, porque creo que la información que contiene es valiosa y que a su vez engendra muchas ideas de oportunidades que se abren en el futuro.
The Prophet
The Prophet
I was given a copy of 'The Prophet' twenty-something years ago as a birthday gift from a friend; at that time, I thought it was really 'interesting', had some lovely lines in it, and I admired the pictures. Since then, it's lived quietly on my shelf unopened.....until a few months ago. Having read it again at this age, I've come to realize what a truly beautiful and deeply inspiring book this is. Gibran writes so honestly, soulfully, all with such compassion and poetry that demonstrates his remarkable gift for exploring, understanding and sharing his experience of the human condition. It's this then that prompted me to buy this beautiful copy as a birthday gift for someone close to me now, and I hope that they too will enjoy and appreciate this lovely little book as much as I have. It's a book that can be read cover to cover, but it's real pleasure and strength for me, is that it can also be 'dipped into to' whenever you feel the need for a little inspiration or comfort, as I have found myself often doing in the last couple of months or so! I know that this book will continue to be a source of pleasure and comfort throughout my life, and I'm so very glad that I opened it's pages again. I would highly recommend anyone seeking something similar to buy this wonderful little book for themselves and/or for loved ones.
Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History
Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History
Reality, to an American, is whatever he damn well says it is.

Kurt's book is an entertaining, wonderfully-written exploration of this thesis. He makes the case that this attitude is the core of what it is to be American. Is it?

America is, by far, the most "Christian" nation on Earth. Christianity is the ultimate conspiracy theory whose heroes are lionized precisely because they challenge "the establishment". They find their own truth. They know it's true because of "faith", not facts. By nature of its internal logic, it tends to become "establishment", then endlessly spin-off "anti-establishment" clones of itself, each "crazier than thou". Ultimately, we wind up with Mormonism, Scientology, and President Donald Trump.

The account makes sense as far as it goes, but, in the interests of keeping to his theme, perhaps Anderson is guilty of a bit of cherry picking. By his own statistics, belief in crazy religion and politics is strongly correlated with being white and uneducated. Religion of any kind, let alone he kooky versions, are not appealing to young college graduates. It is more accurate to speak of polarization than a hopeless slide into fantasy. Right now, the lunatics have taken over the asylum, but there are powerful counter-trends that deserve a book of their own.

The dark influence of kooky religions is the rule rather than the exception around the world. Viewed from a historical perspective, there is little to chose between Christianity, Islam, and Judaism as depicted in the Old Testament. One is tempted to think that magical, counter-factual thinking is the natural state of mankind. Paying attention to the actual facts is difficult and often unpleasant. It is hard to find a place or period in history when "fake news" did not have a powerful effect on public opinion. Napoleon, for example, was famous for ensuring his own version of the facts were the ones that became common knowledge and, ultimately, history.

I'm also reminded of The Knowledge Illusion: Why We Never Think Alone which documents the fact that we over-estimate what we really "know" about the world, whether we are hard-core "realists" or babbling charismatics. Anderson takes for granted that the vast majority of Americans (or any human beings) have access to some kind of objective reality. In fact, the dreadful American educational system guarantees that the average American has no idea of what a "fact" would look like. It is certainly worth asking if America's terrifying slide off the rails is due to its inability to think clearly as it is to its obsession with entertainment. Anderson ignores the fact that the Internet has also become a fire-hose of actual, factual information as well as a siren call for lazy people seeking confirmation bias. It's too early to say whether the Internet is a cancer or a cure.

All this is not to say that Anderson's book is not worth reading. America does have a case to answer for its deliberate, active and often enthusiastic attack on those whose professional careers depend on adding to our store of objective truth. To cite one small example: all candidates for the Republican presidential nomination either denied evolution or allowed belief to be optional - a matter of opinion. From this denial flows denial of biology, chemistry, geology, astronomy, and physics. In fact, all of science. It is a claim that each of us is entitled to his own facts.

What Anderson seems to miss is that Trump and the Republicans are a laughing stock in the rest of the world and an embarrassment to the majority of Americans. There is nothing inevitable about America's current slide into the morass of "alternate facts".
Trump: The Biography: From Businessman to 45th President of the United States: Insight and Analysis into the Life of Donald J. Trump
Trump: The Biography: From Businessman to 45th President of the United States: Insight and Analysis into the Life of Donald J. Trump
I thought I’d read up on the person that has 45,000 deaths in his tiny, baby hands (as of this writing 4/21/20) and is running our country into the ground. Well, I haven’t learned anything new but I can confirm that he does have family so there’s no reason for him to act like a wild animal. trump has made his money by ripping people off for his entire career. trump is not good at businesses but he is great at dividing a country, racism, passing, the buck, scapegoating, bigotry, collusion, predatory behavior, and lying. You’ll find none of the class and presidential qualities from our past president, in this book about our current orange imposter. Save your money it’s not worth it. I’m sorry we can’t get back the last four years, don’t blame me though. I voted for HRC. But hey, this is all a democratic hoax, right? Right!?!?
Larry Page Quotes 1 - Canvas Art Print
Larry Page Quotes 1 - Canvas Art Print
Larry Page Quotes 1 - Canvas Art Print by undefined. Rated 99 out of 5 stars, with undefined ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Larry Page" category.
The Intensifier System
The Intensifier System
The Intensifier System by GORAN ZINIC. Rated undefined out of 5 stars, with null ratings. Read more and check out similar items in the "Larry Page" category.
Spirit In The Dark
Spirit In The Dark
Eigentlich ist mir das immer schon ihre liebste Aufnahme gewesen, auch wenn die Kritiken 1970 und in direkter Folge zu This Girl's... nicht so sehr überschwenglich ausfielen. This Girl's war und ist phänomenal. Da ist alles drauf, was sofort eingängig ist und liebenswert, von Son of a Preacher Man bis Dark End of the Street, von Let it Be bis Eleanor Rigby, von This Girl's in Love With You ganz zu schweigen. Hier jedoch, auf Spirit in the Dark, gibt's genaugenommen in dieser Kategorie und in dieser Qualität nur Don't Play That Song.

Dieser Qualitätsabfall ist leicht erklärlich, er hat ein paar gute Gründe: schaut man sich an wer auf This Girl's die Songs geschrieben hat, dann lauten die Namen - allen voran - Burt Bacharach, Lennon/McCartney, Robbie Robertson, Dan Penn - alles Top-Profis des Songwritings. Lediglich ein Song stammt aus der Feder Aretha's - das eher unbedeutende Call Me.
Bei Spirit hingegen stammen fünf der zwölf Songs von Aretha Franklin und keiner hat so recht Hit-Potential, auch nicht der Titelsong oder das wirklich nette Try Matty's. Alle anderen Titel stammen bis auf Goffin/Kings Oh No, Not My Baby nicht gerade von hitorientierten Songwritern wie Dr. John, Art Benson oder Fritz Rotter.
Hinzu kommt, dass die Spirit Aufnahme von zwei grundverschiedenen Bands eingespielt wurde. Zur Hälfte waren das weiterhin die sehr auf Eleganz angelegten Musiker der Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section, einschließlich der Hausgitarristen Eddie Hinton, Jimmie Johnson und Duane Allman. Die zweite Hälfte aber spielten die Dixie Flyers ein! Wer mich kennt, meine Lieblingsrezensionen, wird an dieser Stelle laut aufstöhnen - schon wieder der dicke wilde Mann am Piano! So ist es, der dicke wilde Mannn - der mit dem schier unglaublichen Stilgefühl...für wilde Sachen eben, für geradezu archaisch zu nennendes Pianospiel: James Luther Dickinson mit seiner Band, den Dixie Flyers.
Das erklärt die Rauhheit, das Spröde, das vermehrt auf Rhythmus, R'n'B und vor allem Blues setzende solcher Titel wie The Thrill is Gone oder eben Spirit in the Dark....und der ebenso reizenden, Aretha geschriebenen Ballade You And Me. Legt man die Blaupausen der beiden Sets nebeneinander, dann wird augenfällig, dass Session Nummer 1 stark melodiebestimmt ist, Session Nummer 2 hingegen weitgehend rhythmusgetrieben. Das - das Songwriting, die differierenden Bands - bestimmen die Brüchigkeit, aber eben auch den Reiz dieser Aufnahme. Sie ist irdener, geerdeter als alles was Aretha Franklin ansonsten aufgenommen hat, davor wie danach.

Wer den Reiz der Aufnahme differenziert auskosten möchte, dem seien zwei Miniaturen, willkürlich aus dem Ganzen herausgegriffen, empfohlen: zum einen das rollende Piano, das den ganzen Song trägt, in Don't Play That Song, ebenso wie die Arbeit der drei Gitarristen in When The Battle is Over. Schier unglaublich wird hier der Song zusammengewebt von einer Krickel-Krickel spielenden Rhythmusgitarre - vermutlich Johnson - dem Schramm-Schramm der den Sound definierenden zweiten Gitarre - vermutlich Hinton - und den sehr verhaltenen leisen Leads Allmans. Da alle drei Gitarristen ansonsten starke Rhythmus Arbeit leisten, ist die Zuordnung zu den einzelnen Funktionen eher willkürlich.

Auch wenn man mit objektivierender Betrachtung in Relation zu Aretha Franklin's sonstigen Meisterwerken zu einem Halbsterneabzug kommen mag, ist sie mir auch heute noch ihre liebste Aufnahme - doch dann die Version mit dem Original Silbermetallic-LP-Cover der US Ausgabe von 1970!
Live 1961-2000
Live 1961-2000
So, there are a few great things on here: Grand Coulee Dam (Dylan at the very crest--just listen to the singing on the line "She comes OFF the Canadian Rockies, where the crystal waters glide..."), Somebody Touched Me (in Dylan's current touring, what makes the music really great is the fantastic bluegrass/country style of the backup musicians), Handsome Molly (a very pretty, though a bit innocuous, bit of very early Dylan). Wade in the Water is also, I suppose, very good, though I find his grisled old bluesman voice from the pre-Freewheelin' days pretty affected. The rest is the typical hit and miss of Dylan concerts, with emphasis on "miss": Dylan's sound is generally an intimate one, even when he's doing rock (She's Your Lover Now, Tangled Up In Blue) and, in my opinion, it does not lend itself to the necessarily ham-fisted approach of big-scale concerts. Still, there are concerts where the sheer might of his performance (and the vitality of the then-new songs) triumphed, as heard in the Bootleg 4 "Live '66" album. Also, a live performance which is essentially a studio set-up (MTV Unplugged) can yield good results. But these concerts have already been released, as have some decidedly mediocre and poor Dylan performances (Budokon, the Dead). Why, if Sony was going to do a live album, couldn't they have dug into the vaults just a little deeper? A lot of great stuff is floating around on bootlegs--bootlegs so widespread and well-known that they're catalogued in books--why not reward our shelling out so much cash with a few of these...
Katori Shinto-ryu: Warrior Tradition
Katori Shinto-ryu: Warrior Tradition
The book gives you only glimpses of Katori Shinto ryu and is by no means a manual.
Real manuals written by Otake sensei are out of print even in Japan and incredibly
expensive. However, there's good news. One of Otake sensei's students has published
a new manual.. although written in Japanese, I suppose you have no difficulty in
understanding the teachings in the book as long as you have some experience
in Fencing or Kendo.
the book is about swordsmanship, double swordsmanship, naginata, staff fighting and spearmanship.
you can purchase in english at

http://www.amazon.co.jp/gp/product/4862205933/ref=s9_simh_gw_p14_d11_i1?pf_rd_m=AN1VRQENFRJN5&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=0CKTEE3P0A9MC3FC6HKA&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=155416469&pf_rd_i=489986

There are even two dvds that complement the textbook

DVD for beginners is about

swordsmanship, staff fighting, unarmed self defence against a knife armed attacker
and some training methods.

available at
http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E6%AD%A6%E8%A1%93%E3%81%AE%E6%BA%90%E6%B5%81-%E5%A4%A9%E7%9C%9F%E6%AD%A3%E4%BC%9D%E9%A6%99%E5%8F%96%E7%A5%9E%E5%88%80%E6%B5%81-%E7%AC%AC1%E5%B7%BB-%E5%9F%BA%E6%9C%AC%E7%B7%A8-DVD/dp/B00FJXZMJC/ref=pd_sim_b_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1R6BW7GWJHSMXWRYWEZP

the DVD for advanced practitioners is about
Naginata, swordsmanship, double swords(similar to Miyamoto Musashi's double swords,
performed with a longsword in one hand a dagger in the other), dagger swordsmanship,
spearmanship(how can a spearman beat a swordsman) and jujitsu(an original version of
modern Judo)
available at

http://www.amazon.co.jp/%E6%97%A5%E6%9C%AC%E6%AD%A6%E8%A1%93%E3%81%AE%E6%BA%90%E6%B5%81-%E5%A4%A9%E7%9C%9F%E6%AD%A3%E4%BC%9D-%E9%A6%99%E5%8F%96%E7%A5%9E%E5%88%80%E6%B5%81-%E7%AC%AC2%E5%B7%BB-%E4%B8%8A%E7%B4%9A%E7%B7%A8/dp/B00GJP2VPM/ref=pd_sim_b_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=1R6BW7GWJHSMXWRYWEZP

Otake Risuke Sensei's books translated into French are available at
http://www.amazon.fr/Ken-jutsu-H%C3%A9ritage-spirituel-Tenshin-Shoden/dp/2846171394/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1410515227&sr=8-12&keywords=katori
http://www.amazon.fr/Naginata-b%C3%B4-s%C3%B4-jutsu-H%C3%A9ritage-spirituel/dp/2846171408/ref=pd_bxgy_b_text_z

and techniques from Shinto ryu's Nanatsu no tachi were recorded in a Korean martial arts textbook published in 1790.

you may see the textbook on line at

http://www.culturecontent.com/content/contentView.do?search_div=CP_THE&search_div_id=CP_THE009&cp_code=cp0303&index_id=cp03030017&content_id=cp030300170001&search_left_menu=1
"hanes t shirts for men"
"hanes t shirts for men"
I'm a woman and I bought these to wear as everyday white tees. All the reviews I saw were written by men, so I thought I'd offer my two cents.

Despite what some reviewers have said, the shirts I received are definitely see-through – I tried one on without a bra and everything was very visible, even in low light. That said, they're NOT that heavy, stiff fabric so many men's shirts are made of, and they feel well-made. I machine-wash and hang-dry them, and they're holding up very well.

I normally wear a 34C, a women's small or medium top and size 4 dress. I ordered size small and they fit ... not exactly tight, but not really drapey. If you're looking for a looser, more tuckable fit, you should probably match your chest measurement to the size chart and then go up one size.
C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy
C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy
Continuing my exploration of the dissolution of the barrier between church and state and the perils thus entailed, I picked up C Street. It was a good read. Enlightening, humorous, chilling, and frightening. It is an examination of the shadowy Christian cabal known in Washington known as the Family and the influence it duly exerts throughout the US government.
It starts with profiles of three prominent US politicians, accounting their rise, their philanderings, and the exposure of the subsequent coverups by the Family. The Family seeks power above all, seeks to gain that power not through popular mechanisms of democracy, but through the covert influencing of kings, those whose hands grip the levers of political and military power.
Sharlet spends a lot of time in the country of Uganda where select leaders were persecuting a new draconian law that would make homosexuality a crime punishable by death within their borders. The Family sent many delegates of US politicians to visit with the lawmakers of Uganda and offer their guidance to the bill that they'd love to bring to America's shores as an example of legislative success.
The most startling, indeed the most unnerving, aspect of this book was the infiltration, nay - the infestation, of the US military by the radical Christian right. Sharlet recounted horrific hazing aimed at non-Christian and female cadets during basic training, and he documented this vulgar trend of violence compliance up the chains of command to full starred generals who implicitly reinterpret their oath to defend the Constitution as: faith first, family second, and government third. Sharlet starkly painted these leaders as individuals with suspect, if not divided, loyalties. The image of these leaders of the men and women of every denomination, plus those who claim no religion, within the US armed forces that execute their orders through the lens of their personal divinity instead of a prescribed secular hierarchy is frightening and disturbing. This issue needs to be eradicated with extreme prejudice if we are to truly live in a country in which the 1st Amendment has proper reverence and strict enforcement.
Sharlet has a flowing style that makes turning the pages an easy exercise. I had to look up a few words, so keep that dictionary close. My only complaint is the book has 39 pages of notes divided by chapter, but no corresponding number in either the text or the notes to match them together. These notes were subsequently ignored throughout the reading.
GUND Henry Teddy Bear Stuffed Animal Plush, Dark Gray, 17"
GUND Henry Teddy Bear Stuffed Animal Plush, Dark Gray, 17"
The Gund Henry Teddy is soooo cute! From his big kissable nose to his sweet puffy toes, he’s a soft, cuddly, handsome, perfect bear. His skinny arms and legs are ideal for grasping by small hands. The rare dark charcoal color makes Henry especially unique. As a long time arctophile (Teddy bear collector) with more than 100 Gund bears in my Teddy hug, I had a feeling that Henry was part of a multi-sized Gund family…and I was right! Henry comes in both 17” and 12” sizes. As I write this, my little Henry and big “Hank” bears are sitting on their beanie bottoms watching me. Gotta Getta a Henry!
Cuenta con Dr. Seuss 1 2 3 (Dr. Seuss's 1 2 3 Spanish Edition) (Beginner Books(R))
Cuenta con Dr. Seuss 1 2 3 (Dr. Seuss's 1 2 3 Spanish Edition) (Beginner Books(R))
Con este libro los niñ@s pueden aprender los números del 1 al 20 a la vez que leen rimas cortas con cada número. El texto de cada página, por su tamaño y extensión, es perfecto para niñ@s que están empezando a leer sus primeros libros.
En cuanto lo abres ves que estás ante un libro de Dr Seuss ya que tiene la esencia de sus historias tanto en las frases rimadas como en el tipo de personajes que solía usar para ilustrarlos. En el número 1 podemos ver a su famoso gato ensombrerado.
Es un libro perfecto para cualquier niñ@ al que le gusten los libros de Dr Seuss y esté aprendiendo a contar/leer.
One Piece nº 68: La alianza pirata (Manga Shonen) (Spanish Edition)
One Piece nº 68: La alianza pirata (Manga Shonen) (Spanish Edition)
No hay mucho que decir para el comprador del manga, puesto que si eres seguidor de One Piece y sigues el Anime/Manga sabrás lo autentica, profunda, humorística y maravillosa que es la serie, además de toda la acción.
Como siempre el empaquetado de Amazon perfecto y recibido de igual modo.
Pushkin Threefold: Narrative, Lyric, Polemic and Ribald Verse, the Originals with Linear and Metric Translations
Pushkin Threefold: Narrative, Lyric, Polemic and Ribald Verse, the Originals with Linear and Metric Translations
This collection of Pushkin's work, presented in the original Russian, then in linear and metric translations (i.e. literal and rhyming), is a classic. Contains not just a large chunk of Evgeny Onegin, but also some 74 shorter Pushkin classics, masterfully chosen and translated by one the poet's most gifted translators.

Originally published in the 1970s, this book has been out of print for some time, but now is brought back in this reprint edition, which should be in any Russophile's library.

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A bruxa de Portobello (Portuguese Edition)
A bruxa de Portobello (Portuguese Edition)
A história alterna entre momentos mais tranquilos e outros bem marcantes. O texto é bem gostoso de ser lido. Tudo flui de maneira bem natural e espontânea. Realmente, Paulo Coelho tem uma facilidade de tratar assuntos variados, com uma leveza gostosa de ir acompanhando a história. Não é uma obra máxima do autor, mas vale a pena ser lido!
The Indy Man (The Americana Series Book 14)
The Indy Man (The Americana Series Book 14)
Alexandra Ross is a successful doctor, happy with her work in the emergency room of a big-city hospital, so when her Mountie husband Cameron abruptly announces that he has asked for and received a transfer out of the drug squad to a desk job in a distant small town, Alex must battle a great deal of fear, hurt, and resentment.

Cam has asked for the transfer because, since he blew the whistle on a superior officer addicted to heroin, he has been shunned by all his fellow officers, and their attitude has broken his heart and endangered his life. Hurt and terribly insecure, Cam simply reacts without explaining any of his reasons to Alex.

Alex decides to sacrifice her job and accompany her husband, thinking that a slower pace might help them recover some of the closeness they've lost. But life in the small town of Korbin Lake is far from ideal, and the two grow farther apart as Cam struggles to learn his new job and Alex faces the prejudices of the area's long-entrenched medical establishment.

There is a happy ending here, as a marriage is resurrected with the support of friends and family, and the changing of some life-long attitudes. But this book is wonderful because it's so realistic; one character thinks that love without communication is not enough, but I would put the message a little differently: certain kinds of love simply can't survive without communication.

This story is further enriched by two "subplot" romances, each powerful in its own right; Alex's brother, Wade, finds love despite the havoc wreaked on his life by a spinal injury, and Cam's brother, David, finds that love is the motivator that is powerful enough to help him grow up and decide what he wants from life.

Recommended.
Der Bourne Betrug: Roman (JASON BOURNE 5) (German Edition)
Der Bourne Betrug: Roman (JASON BOURNE 5) (German Edition)
Für die Jason Bourne-Romane und Filme interessiere ich mich vorwiegend deshalb, weil ich aus ihnen lerne, was alles zwischen Menschen möglich ist, wie Befehlende innerhalb der diversen Secret Offices Menschenleben aus den eigenen Reihen ohne Skrupel ausradieren um die eigene Position zu festigen; wie hochgefährlich "Terroristen" mit westlicher Ausbildung sich in geheimste Schaltstellen manipulieren können; wie Identitäten austauschbar sind, Memories ausradiert werden, wie der "Mensch "Agent seine Menschlichkeit ausschalten muss...und...und...Allerdings frage ich mich ernsthaft, wo sich um Himmels Willen die one and only Soul bei all dem versteckt hält. Ich z.B. bin auch so eine MARIE... und warte seit Monaten auf ein kleines Lebenszeichen eines "Jason Bourne", aber wenn und wie ich gerade in diesem sehr gut geschriebenen Roman lese, welchen allseitigen Gefahren auch der professionellste Agent ausgesetzt ist, kann der allerletzte Hoffnungsfunke auf ein Zeichen schwinden. Ich denke, dass die Inhalte doch ziemlich realistisch sind...leider! Wohl wegen der persönlichen Bezüge finde ich diesen Roman sehr fesselnd, äußerst spannend geschrieben und gebe deshalb auch die volle Stern-Hand
Dragon Ball (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 5: Includes vols. 13, 14 & 15 (5)
Dragon Ball (3-in-1 Edition), Vol. 5: Includes vols. 13, 14 & 15 (5)
These 3-in-1 books have been really great. I have no issues with the paper quality and the content is great, but there is an odd print error in the fifth printing of this fifth volume. Page 273 to page 280 are from the sixth volume of the 3-in-1 books, and page 281 to 288 are missing entirely (see pictures). This comes to 16 total missing pages of content that are supposed to be in this volume.
Black Jack―The best 14stories by Osamu Tezuka (7) (秋田文庫)
Black Jack―The best 14stories by Osamu Tezuka (7) (秋田文庫)
「勘当息子」「おかあさん」のおばあちゃんものや動物もの(「からだが石に」も好きだが)に弱いのですがやっぱり一番は「六等星」かこの7巻に収録されている「上と下」です。
大の大人の男が一生懸命な姿が好き。

高層ビルで働く社長と工事現場で働くゲンさん。
社長が輸血が必要な状態になるが社長はRH(-)。なかなか見つからなかった所にビルの下で工事をしていたゲンさんが血液を提供してくれたところから2人は仲良くなります。(手術はもちろんブラックジャック)

この社長の哀愁漂う出で立ちが何とも可愛いらしい。

詳しいストーリーは省きますが、最後会社が倒産してお札を数えてる姿に涙してしまいました。
(最後はハッピーエンドですよ。)

そしてラストのブラックジャックは作中でもトップ10に入る格好良さです。
Maximum Ride
Maximum Ride
As a die hard lover of this book series I was disappointed. I waited so many years for a movie to be made and really wished Patterson would've let the big guys do this one instead of a small off Hollywood production team (even though no movie could ever do this book series justice) because you only see two of the kids ever take flight and i was really hoping to see all of them together in the sky fooling around like they do in the books.
The ending definately was not up to par along with awkward fade to black transitions between scenes. Im normally not picky to movies but i expected A LOT for my favorite series. I understand the budget was low so I'm not going to complain but if I had to choose between waiting another 3 years for a movie with a bigger budget for all the special effects, I would've waited.
On a better note, I was all in all really happy to be sitting all cuddled in my favorite chair watching a Maximum Ride film. I'm so happy one finally came out because this series NEEDS movies. It's that good I recommend everyone reads them. I hope they get some more money and make a BETTER second one
Demons and Druids (Daniel X (3))
Demons and Druids (Daniel X (3))
I liked the concept of the book, but writing a literary review based on a few chapter teaser is difficult. I was not invested in the characters by the end of the preview. I was not captivated by scenery or even the action sequences. It was ok, but not spectacular. I truly hope in the full novel that character and setting development is more thorough.
La confesión / The Confession (Best Seller) (Spanish Edition)
La confesión / The Confession (Best Seller) (Spanish Edition)
I have read several of John Grisham's books, and he is an exceptional writer, wit ample experience and knowledge of Law. But
I must say that although this book is interesting, I feel that its not one of his best. He gets into long, extensive and slightly tiring
descriptions about various instances which i will not mention to avoid disclosing the trama. There were times when I felt like giving
up my reading, but I continued because Grisham deserves that we follow his work. Again, a good book which in my humble opinión
should have been shorter, avoiding some long and repeated events. But I will continue reading John Grisham after giving him and
myself a break on Law stories.
Wyoming
Wyoming
I did not hold print errors against the story rating, but it was obviously typed out by someone who does not know English very well. There was bad punctuation and any time barn was written, it came out bam. M replaced rm in every word it was used.

Now, for the story. Following the first world war nineteen year old, Martha Ann Dixon decides to leave her New York home and hitchhike west to see the Uncle she has never known, just because she is tired of the city and her life, feeling that the west offers adventure. Hitchhiking across the country to Wyoming sometimes has an adventure of danger that she does not anticipate. Andrew Bonning grows up in the lap of luxury. Fails to complete college, makes the college football team, but rarely gets playing time, and fails in his father's business. The stock market crash changes all that. His father has little money left, the house must be sold, and Andrew and his brother must strike out on their own. Andrew, who has some inheritance money from his mother's death, strikes out west in an old Ford he buys from a used car dealer. His path and Martha Ann's will cross three times, but the third will be at the Blithe ranch in Wyoming near the Sweetwater River and a rocky relationship will develop as Andrew signs on for room and board only to help an aging rancher avoid growing broke from the rustlers who are out to take advantage of a man who can't afford cowhands to protect his diminishing herd.
Naruto: Chibi Sasuke's Sharingan Legend, Vol. 1 (1)
Naruto: Chibi Sasuke's Sharingan Legend, Vol. 1 (1)
I ordered this book solely due to my adoration for Suigetsu and Team Taka as a whole, and I was not disappointed. Each member is portrayed in a classical spinoff style, yet sticks to the core of their character— the story is strangely based where the team claims the name Taka, yet Itachi is not yet defeated, it’s not a bother at all however, due to the fact that it is a spinoff.

Due to being disappointed with the lack of detail toward this team in the main series, seeing almost an entire book dedicated toward shenanigans featuring my favourites is absolutely enjoyable. The book goes through tiny comical gag stories, some merely two pages long; some focused on each member of Taka, while others focus on something such as a hilarious pillow fight! The translations are pretty much spot on, and the humour the book features is admittedly seventh-grade stuff, though nonetheless made me laugh more than I thought it would.

I recommend this book to anyone who loves Team Taka as much as I, seeing the team just have fun is such a relief to read, and boy is Suigetsu funny- being the straight-man in most of the gags. I was looking for more Suigetsu, and I got plenty, I am very satisfied with this book, and I can assure you this, I will be reading it countless times.
Naruto - Tome 62 (Shonen Kana) (French Edition)
Naruto - Tome 62 (Shonen Kana) (French Edition)
Alors cet avis ne jugera que sur la qualité du livre.
Non pas sur son contenue, car si vous achetez ce tomes c'est que vous avez lu tout les précédents et donc que vous connaissait l'histoire.
A mois que ne souhaitiez commencer par la fin?

Donc le livre est arrivé avec 1 jour d'avance et en parfait état.
Goodbye Stacey, Goodbye (Babysitters Club S.)
Goodbye Stacey, Goodbye (Babysitters Club S.)
It was nice to have a book that was about a realistic life issue and not really a contrived "mystery" or plot about boys or miscommunication. I like that Stacey had decidedly mixed feelings about her situation: she loves her friends from Stoneybrook, being in the Baby-Sitters Club, and a lot of the kids she sits for, but she also has always been a New York City girl at heart and misses her best friend from NYC, Laine. So it was cool to see her conflicted feelings. I didn't really get how Stacey's family had so much crap that they'd collected in a year to have to have a yard sale in order to cram back into an apartment, though I guess it could happen. I guess this also shows how close the sitters are to the kids they sit for. On the one hand I thought it was kind of weird that Stacey's goodbye party had a bunch of little children at it, but on the other hand, these books are about their babysitting and I guess it makes sense for them to be super involved with it to the point that they have more than just a sitter/charge relationship with those kids.
Code Breaker (Alistair MacLean’s UNACO)
Code Breaker (Alistair MacLean’s UNACO)
Although not written by the late, great author Alistair MacLean I enjoyed this novel and recommend it to thriller readers. Item was safely and securely delivered within a couple of days of ordering. Excellent service.
Pericyclic Reactions (Oxford Chemistry Primers)
Pericyclic Reactions (Oxford Chemistry Primers)
I would say if you're an organic chemist at the advanced undergrad or grad level, this is a very handy reference for all pericyclic reactions.

Fleming is an amazing writer. For the publication date, this writing really stands the test of time. It reads crisp and clear, which has personally saved time by preventing having to wade through piles of articles, or thick and dense texts, which usually only contain a subsection on pericyclic reactions. This is an entire book on these reactions, which covers a good deal of all of them, in more detail than I would ever need for the majority.

I like the references at the end of each chapter, though he mainly references other textbooks, only occasionally the literature. There's extensive discussion of the Diels-Alder, which goes into substituent effects and orbital coefficients without becoming overly theoretical and mathematical. The figures are very good, which makes understanding easy, particularly in the sigmatropic rearrangements chapter. I've been searching for quite some time on the succinct, advanced explanations in this book.

Just make sure you get a copy that hasn't been used and abused.
Moonraker: James Bond 3
Moonraker: James Bond 3
Zunächst muss man wohl den Film aus dem Kopf kriegen. Und - ich denke man sollte auch nicht der Versuchung erliegen, man hätte zumindest den Bösewicht erkannt. D e r Hugo Drax, der uns im Roman begegnet, hat nun wirklich nichts mehr zu tun, mit der Figur aus dem Kino.

Spannung pur. Ohne viel Drumherum wird eine aufregende und erschreckende Geschichte erzählt. James Bond, nicht nur ein Mann des Kalten Krieges (wie auf der Leinwand), sondern auch mit Wurzeln im 2. Weltkrieg, lässt uns schauen, wohin Verblendung, Hass und Verirrung, gepaart mit Machtwillen und genügend monetärer Unterstützung, führen. Dabei darf dieser Bond auch schwach sein und muss loslassen.

Der Schluss des Romans hat mich noch einmal in besonderer Weise gepackt. Die Bilder, die diese Seiten im Kopf erzeugten, waren alles andere als beruhigend. Und endlich da musste ich mich fragen, warum keiner der Filmschaffenden den Schneid hatte, die Geschichte so zu verfilmen, wie sie geschrieben ist. Was hätte das für ein Film werden können. Ohne Beißer und all dem bekannten Brimborium.

Und: Warum nur habe ich bei den deutschen Übersetzungen immer das Gefühl (Moonraker ist mein 3. Bond-Roman), vor sprachlichen Unzulänglichkeiten zu sitzen? Oft sperrig, manchmal spröde, leider immer wieder mit wenig Sprachgefühl - ob wir es hier mit dem Ergebnis der neuen Übersetzung zu tun haben? Ich gehe davon aus. Ian Fleming traue ich das nicht zu.

Dieser Roman lohnt sich. Wegen der rumpelnden Sprache (Übersetzung) nur vier Sterne.
Tarzan of the Apes (Signet Classics)
Tarzan of the Apes (Signet Classics)
The work of Edgar Rice Burroughs should interest and inspire author and reader alike. As a pencil salesman, he sold pencil advertisements in the pulp fiction publications of his day. He found the published stories not very good and thought he’d try his hand at writing. After all, if they were publishing such drivel, why not his drivel? Amazingly, he sold his first piece, which began the John Carter of Mars series. Shortly thereafter, he began what made his fortune and allowed him to name his own town Tarzana after Tarzan of the Apes.
The character of an Englishman of noble birth, raised in the wilds of Africa by great apes captured the imagination of many and deservedly so. Tarzan is one of the seminal fictional characters and has never been depicted as well as Burroughs imagined him.
Raised as an ape, he speaks and understands their language, which is also spoken by monkeys and baboons. His sense of smell is highly developed and he is taught to hunt and kill to eat. When a great ape makes a kill, he lets forth with a terrifying howl of victory that lets the rest of the jungle know. It’s a fearsome sound and nothing like Johnny Weissmuller’s glorious yodel. After killing the great ape that was his stepfather, he sets out on his own and discovers the cabin his real father made after being marooned on the African coast.
Inside the cabin, he discovers the skeletons of his parents as well as his father’s knife, which will serve him through the rest of the series. Also inside the cabin are books that were meant for a boy’s instruction. In a fascinating and ingenious sequence, he teaches himself to read and write English without knowing how the language sounds. After rescuing a French soldier from cannibals, he learns French before English.
Among his enemies are Numa, the Lion; Sheeta, the Panther; Hista, the Snake and cannibals. Enemies are what help define protagonists and through the series, there are enemies galore. There are Germans, Swedes, Russians, Communists, Arabs, Shiftas (bandits) and Japanese who find themselves up against the Ape-Man.
Tarzan is fluent in French and English as well as the language of the beasts and the native African tribes who have learned to fear and respect him. He becomes king of the Waziri and them, his loyal subjects and armed force.
The Johnny Weissmuller films are filled with scenes of Tarzan calling for hordes of jungle beasts to charge white hunters and whatever enemy is on the horizon destroying his jungle paradise. Unlike Weissmuller, Tarzan is quite articulate. In the books, the only scene with an animal charge (other than when Tantor is employed) is when Tarzan persuades a baboon king to send his horde of baboons to attack his enemies. Otherwise, his power over animals is limited. Tantor, the Elephant, is Tarzan’s friend and is happy to carry him on his back to wherever he wishes to go.
However, in The Beasts of Tarzan resides an extraordinary sequence, where after becoming the chief of a tribe of great apes and saving a panther from a trap that would otherwise have cost it its life, the beasts join Tarzan in his quest to recapture his bride, Jane. Together with marooned sailors, the apes row a hollowed-out tree to the coast of Africa while Sheeta, the panther drools over the sailors but will not eat them out of loyalty to the Lord of the Jungle. Not so, the fate of Jane’s abductors. Any mention of animal loyalties would be amiss without mentioning the Golden Lion, Jad-bal-ja, whom Tarzan raised from a cub to become his ally and watcher. More than one enemy is vanquished by Tarzan’s loyal avenger, who will not attack any of Tarzan’s friends.
In the first part of Tarzan Returns, he wears clothing, fights off killers in Paris and is hired by the French government to go undercover in North Africa. He’s more like James Bond and quite skilled with a gun in his hand in addition to his superior physical prowess.
One of the major threads that runs through the novels are the lost worlds hidden in the Dark Continent. The first of the worlds is Opar, a city and civilization originally from Atlantis and its queen, La. Opar and La figure in several subsequent novels.
Lost worlds are a throwback to the 19th-century writings of H. Rider Haggard, H.G. Wells, and Jules Verne. Among the lost worlds Burroughs imagined are two warring Roman cities, warring Crusaders who took a wrong turn returning from the Holy Land, warring civilizations of cat people, warring religious fanatics among many others.
The novels are at their best when focusing on Tarzan and his Waziris, his son, and wife, Jane.
The series lost momentum after shifting focus to lost worlds rather than keeping sharp focus on Tarzan. He even cross-fertilized Tarzan with the Pelucidar series sending the Ape-Man to the Earth’s Core. The stories are at their best when focusing on Tarzan himself. Burroughs created one of the great and most enduring characters of fiction. He revolutionized science fiction and fantasy. He predicted many medical advances and probably inspired discoverers and inventors with his audacious fiction.
One barrier for many modern readers is the language used in 1912. There are many archaic terms and descriptors used, but as the series progresses the language evolves and is less off-putting.
One note on the version I read. The later novels were digitized utilizing Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software because there are missing periods and abbreviations that don’t make sense otherwise. The letters “Ms” are in place of where it should have read “his” for example among many other artifacts. The edition I read cost 99 cents for 25 complete novels. Figuring out what the word should have been should be easy enough for the reader and well worth the minor extra effort.
Burroughs pulls the series out of the lost world rut in Tarzan and the Lion Man where he infuses the story with science fiction ideas usually found in the Barsoom series. A mad scientist has created a race, crossing gorillas with men. It’s a thrilling entry to the series with brilliant elements of horror in it. That novel was written in 1933-34 with a subplot involving a Hollywood production of a Tarzan-like feature filmed on location in Africa. References to Burroughs’ success in Hollywood continue as characters refer to Lord Greystoke as “a regular Tarzan” not knowing who he really is. Once we reach World War II in Tarzan and the Foreign Legion, Lord Greystoke is a British Army Colonel who reveals his true identity to the band of warriors fighting the Japanese on the island of Sumatra.
No discussion of Burroughs’ Tarzan novels would complete without mentioning the “Tantor” in the room: race. It’s important to keep in mind that Burroughs was a product of his time and his writing reflects what were many prevailing attitudes and ideas of the day. The essential idea of a British nobleman raised by apes only to realize the promise of his superior genes is rightly regarded today as racist. Tarzan hates the black tribes he first meets but one must keep in mind that they were also cannibals. There is liberal use of what is now referred to as the N-Word throughout the books. Tarzan himself doesn’t use the word but many of the white characters do and most of those are Tarzan’s enemies. Throughout the novels, Tarzan is frequently predisposed to help a person because they are white and is callous to the fate of the black tribesmen he encounters.
In Tarzan’s defense, he frequently prefers the law of the jungle to the law of man. He would rather be eaten by a lion or a tiger or gored by a rhinoceros than have the knife of a duplicitous man stab him in the back. The books are replete with wry observations of Tarzan’s preference for the savage natural world over civilization.
Burroughs gradually evolved his regard for the black tribes. By the time the novels mature, Tarzan relies on a tribe of blacks known as his Waziri and its chief, Muviro. They become the source of many a deus ex machina while coming to his rescue. They are noble, beautiful and strong. He infuses them with loyalty, self-sacrifice, intelligence, and great courage. They love Tarzan and Tarzan loves them. We could all use allies such as these.
By the time we reach Tarzan and the Tarzan Twins with Jad-Bal-Ja the Golden Lion, most of Tarzan’s most beloved characters play a part in the resolution of the tale. Tantor is here as well as Nkima, the monkey and his loyal Waziri facing down the half-men of Opar, descended from gorillas.
Edgar Rice Burroughs created one of the most fascinating and enduring characters in literature and was wildly successful in his lifetime. None of the film adaptations captured the essence of the author’s vision but Burroughs was more than happy to laugh all the way to the bank. The novels are high adventure with romance and impossible situations (with sometimes ridiculous storylines) but holding all together is the audacious imagination of Edgar Rice Burroughs, who arguably created modern science fiction and infused many of those fantastic situations from what was one time called The Dark Continent, a place of mystery and limitless possibilities that launched many a fantasy adventure. Most of the writers of more recent science fiction were inspired as boys and girls by the writings of Edgar Rice Burroughs.
The physical courage of Tarzan is something all boys aspire to. Cast off, naked and alone with nothing but our wits and wills to be engines of our survival, there is a part of every person alive who ought to wish to emulate Tarzan.
Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey
Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey
A tome this most certainly is! Harry Potter Page to Screen: The Complete Filmmaking Journey is a behemoth of a book, and I had not expected it to be this huge (not that I'm complaining). It is an oversized hardcover with an embossed photograph of Hogwarts on the cover. It looks like a magickal volume and in a way it is, for it captures all of the magic of the Harry Potter movies, from Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone all the way to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part Two. Any self-avowed fan of the HP stories and movies will treasure this beautiful volume filled with movie lore, and many more.

The first color photograph one comes across as one flips the book open is a full size portrait of Albus Dumbledore, Headmaster of Hogwarts (Michael Gambon, who played Dumbledore in HP films 3-8). His face expresses both concern and puzzlement, and it is almost as if he is there to welcome readers on a journey of knowledge and discovery which is what this book ultimately rewards the reader with. Flip to the next page, and one's attention is captured by a double-page (full spread) painting of Hogwarts, majestic in all its splendor, though details are rather fuzzy. There is also a fold-out spread of the main cast in movies 1-8 - the actors portraying Dumbledore, Hagrid, Hermione, Harry, Ron, Snape, Lucius Malfoy, Prof McGonagall, Luna Lovegood, Ginny Weasley, the twins Fred and George, the Dark Lord, and many more.

So, the contents...the book (531 pages) is divided into three parts:
Part I: The Making of Harry Potter
Introduction
Setting the Scene
HP and the Sorcerer's Stone
HP and the Chamber of Secrets
HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban
HP and the Goblet of Fire
HP and the Order of the Phoenix
HP and the Half-Blood Prince
HP and the Deathly Hallows

Part II: The Art of Harry Potter
Introduction
Characters: Costuming
Locations: Set Design
Creatures: Special Makeup and Digital Effects
Artifacts: Prop Making

Part III: Epilogue
The Golden Boards
Acknowledgements and Colophon

The book goes in-depth into the many aspects of the film-making process, including valuable insights from and about the directors, actors, and all the other significant people who have worked on the movies, not forgetting the author of course. If you've ever wondered how the cast was put together, the process by which the directors for the movies were picked, etc. then this wonderful book answers all these questions and more. These details are enhanced by the hundreds of photographs that are found throughout the book, and what makes these pictures all the more extraordinary and valuable to the discerning reader is the fact that many of them were taken on set, during the making of the films, and apart from the photographs there are also full-color paintings in glorious detail. As a dragon fan myself, I was positively enraptured by the concept art of Paul Gatling depicting the mighty Hungarian Horntail in all its wondrous glory, which dare I say surpassed even the beauty of the dragon depicted on film? These are not minuscule drawings, but large-scale drawings in fold-out form. Other magical creatures get their share in this book such as the centaurs, dear old Buckbeak, the thestrals, the dementors, the process of transformation of Remus Lupin into a werewolf and many more. Be still my beating heart!

Remember all those newspaper headlines from The Daily Prophet, the Quibbler editions, and the Wanted Posters? They are depicted here in detail and also in the case of The Quibbler, in color! Ever wondered about the inspiration for those Death Eater's Masks? Its covered here in full-color. The significant places in the world of Harry Potter - Hogwarts, Diagon Alley (loved the map), the Burrow, Hagrid's Hut, the Forbidden Forest, and many more are also given descriptions and explanations in this magnificent volume.

As I continue reading through this tome, I have found some little things to gripe about - certain characters, albeit minor ones, are not really given any coverage, just a mere mention. Remember the ghost that haunts the abandoned toilet in Chamber of Secrets, i.e. Moaning Myrtle? Just a mention and that's it. I would have loved to see at least some description of the filming of the bathroom scene in HP and the Goblet of Fire in which Moaning Myrtle makes another appearance and helps Harry puzzle out the riddle, but no such luck. The book does however go into detail about the second task and the glorious underwater lake scene in Goblet of Fire, and how the lifecasts were conceived and made. But poor Hedwig gets left out here - except for a brief mention on p.238 and concept art depicting Harry and Hedwig overlooking Hogwarts.

Btw, for those who are wondering about how this compares to 
Advanced Graphics Professor Dumbledore Life Size Cardboard Cutout Standup - Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix
Advanced Graphics Professor Dumbledore Life Size Cardboard Cutout Standup - Harry Potter and The Order of The Phoenix
I didn't order this for some kid - I ordered this for ME (and I'm 30-mumble). The Professor arrived this evening via FedEx within a week of my ordering, so really happy with that, as well as with the careful packaging. Be aware that the standup comes folded into thirds with a white cardboard perforated frame, so you can essentially "punch" him out from it, but I'd suggest having an X-acto or Swiss Army knife handy and carefully lay the standup out on the floor and follow the seams with the knife to free him.

Once set up.... wow. He's quite imposing! Especially since I'm only 5'2" and he is just very tall! Free-standing, with his shadow cast on the wall, he is also surprisingly lifelike to the point where he looks like he might move or come to life at any moment (if ONLY!). It's amazing how much presence he adds. Seriously, with him around now, I'm feeling sort of self-conscious and judged. ;)

Now like I said, I received this in the evening, so I haven't seen the standup by daylight. However, I can make out the definition in the layers of his clothing. Even though it is black-on-black, it's not solid black "ink blob" quality - at least the one I got isn't. In dim evening lighting even layers of real black clothing on a real 3D person would seem to blend into solid black. So it is with this to some extent, but the detail and definition ARE there. As for the fold seams, it's impossible to make those vanish completely, but for the most part they blend away quite well.

I think Professor Snape's standup will be a good motivator. The natural procrastinator in me thinks that post-it notes stuck to his shoulder from time to time, saying something along the lines of, "Miss Brown, you will resume your project of scanning those 50,000 family photos today or it's STRAIGHT to the dungeon with you" might be effective.

I'm stingy with 5 star reviews. My only wish (aside from him being real!) is that he was printed in a bit more matte style. He's not exactly glossy, but I still wish the printing were a little more flat to take away the light reflections, which ruins the illusion a bit. But maybe that will soften up in time (this appears to be freshly-printed). I recommend keeping him in a room that is ambient-lit. And don't underestimate the space he requires. His height aside, he also takes up quite a bit of horizontal space, with his elbows and cape out like that. With the easel on the back for free-standing, he needs about 12" from the wall.

If you love Severus Snape, I think that you will love having this. Even if he is only 2-dimensional. *sniff*
Lionel Hogwarts Express Battery-powered Model Train Set Ready to Play with Remote
Lionel Hogwarts Express Battery-powered Model Train Set Ready to Play with Remote
 I love, love, LOVE this train set!!! I initially thought this was an expensive train set, but after checking it out, I think it’s a good value for the price.

I am very impressed by the quality, the construction, and the overall look of this train set. The train pieces are plastic, but fairly heavy. They feel solid. The tracks all snapped together nicely for me. I had to give a bit of pressure to snap each one together with the next, and it took a bit of pressure to pull them apart as well (which I like, since it means it shouldn’t pull apart unintentionally).

When I first put the six C batteries in the train engine and turned it on, it made a repeated beeping tone. I couldn’t figure out what I had done wrong. It stopped as soon as I installed the three AAA batteries in the remote and turned that on.

I like that I am able to control the speed of the train - both in forward and in reverse. The horn sounds realistic, and the bell is nice. The voice repeated two phrases from the Harry Potter movie series, and was inconsistent in its sound quality. Sometimes the voices were difficult to understand.

I plan on putting this around my Christmas tree come December. It’s a perfect size for that.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Mandarin Chinese Edition).
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (Mandarin Chinese Edition).
This is yet another great film within the entire "Harry Potter" film franchise. The sixth in the series, "Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince" boasts, as with all of the other films, non-stop action, special effects, drama and last but certainly not least, magic! It picks up immediately in the Department of Mysteries, within the Ministry of Magic, with all cameras blazing, but Harry is not exactly pleased by this response from the press, given that none of them would believe him after he claimed that he witnessed Voldemort's rebirth in the first place. Albus Dumbledore, however, has other suspicions about Voldemort, and Harry must see fit to follow Dumbledore's lead than he would usually do; whatever you may say about Harry, he does get himself into loads of trouble! The level of creepiness and suspense, balanced by good humour and the trials of romance throughout the entire movie is perfect, and for the first time the whole aspect of becoming a Death Eater is explored extremely well with it showing just how hard and horrible a job it is to be such a hard hearted villain for the latest antagonist in the story, and to do the nasty deeds it entails while under immense pressure. One niggle that I have is with the new addition of Mrs. Malfoy, played by Helen Mcrory; for me she is just too easily outshone in her debut role as a "Harry Potter" character when standing next to the likes of Helena Bonham Carter as Bellatrix Lestrange, so it's a treat to see Mcrory wield a wand and show more fear of and resistance to Voldemort in "The Deathly Hallows" since Mrs Malfoy is as much a favourite character of mine as her sister Bellatrix. Otherwise, I do think that "Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince" is still a very engaging film. Along with a marvellous Special Features disc that aside from its usual material also includes a moving and insightful documentary entitled "A Year In The Life Of J.K. Rowling", this is pure wizarding entertainment everywhere!
Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup Memorabilia Canvas Print, 30 x 40 cm
Harry Potter Quidditch World Cup Memorabilia Canvas Print, 30 x 40 cm
I am a HUGE Harry potter fan, so have an ever growing collection on framed memorabilia that is slowly climbing across the walls and taking over the room!

This frame did not disappoint! Well worth the buy for Potter Heads!

Arrived quickly in a good condition with a secure packaging.

Very happy with my Siriusly good poster!
Source Born (Half-Blood Chronicles #3) (The Half-Blood Chronicles)
Source Born (Half-Blood Chronicles #3) (The Half-Blood Chronicles)
Blasting blizzards! Ivy's no pulling punches, take no prisoner's and no turning back attitude rocks this incredibly spun debacle to it's core, keeping you riveted on a razors edge and frozen to your seat, launching this jewel to staggering heights. Traversing the formidable trials and challenging tribulations, noting the deadly twists and dramatic turns, igniting a fierce surge of self preservation and determination, with such intensity and precision, kicking this baby into a tailspin with an astonishing realization. Chicanery, mayhem and chaos run amuck, rousing this action packed, hard hitting, heart pounding, pulse racing, adrenaline pumping, page flipping block busting bombshell, propelling this baby to life brilliantly. The characters, banter, interactions and charged atmosphere are realistic, complex and genuine with traits and qualities, add depth and diversity, blending into charismatic personalities. The scenes are strikingly sharp with abundant details and descriptions that feel as though you were transported to ground zero with them. Fantastic job Ivy, thanks for sharing this little jewel with us.

I am voluntarily posting an honest review after reading an Advance Reader Copy of this story.
Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Adventures
Lego Harry Potter Hogwarts Adventures
This is the second Lego Harry Potter book published by Centum that we bought for our grandson. The pages are filled with colourful illustrations to accompany all the activities and puzzles, and the Hermione Granger minifigure included is a nice little bonus, there's plenty of content within the book to keep young Lego Harry Potter fans occupied for quite some time, and with its reasonable price, it's good value for money too.
Java Foundations: Introduction to Program Design and Data Structures
Java Foundations: Introduction to Program Design and Data Structures
Hi, I a Management Information Systems major from Mississippi. I bought the book for Computer Science Level 3 class and I must say I like this book. In the past, I've had Java 6 Illuminated for Computer Science I (good book), then Data Structures and Algorithms (good amount of information but not as user friendly) which was for Computer Science II, and now this book for level 3. I didn't think it was going to get any better than the book I had from Level 1, but I think this one does that. It gives you the basics along with the advanced topics and is very user friendly with the examples included in the book. Instead of chapter after chapter of information crammed into a book without an adequate amount of examples. This is a keeper even after class is over. Great Book!!!
Snooker Masterclass
Snooker Masterclass
Brilliant book from what i've read already used some of the techniques that were in the book and already seeing improvements in my game
Augusta Sportswear Augusta Girls Wicking Mesh Short
Augusta Sportswear Augusta Girls Wicking Mesh Short
I wanted my 4th grade daughter to have a pair of basketball shorts and looked all over for something that didn't have a 2 inch inseam in girls shorts! I thought these would be perfect, but they are still not as long as she wanted. Why are boys basketball shorts to the knees and girls shorts barely mid-thigh??! She really wanted to avoid buying "boys" shorts, but wanted girl shorts that were just a long. Unfortunately we'll have to keep looking. She still uses these for practice, just with long spandex bike shorts that go to her knee underneath.
Bad Boys United: The Complete Alpha Heroes Collection (A Contemporary Romance Box Set Collection)
Bad Boys United: The Complete Alpha Heroes Collection (A Contemporary Romance Box Set Collection)
Dirty Debt Review: In my opinion this book is a really good bad boy mafia story. I liked Max and Dawn both. Max is the collector he's strong, no nonsense man with a vicious right and a heart that is hidden. Dawn is a struggling designer that has been screwed by her ex in more ways than one. Max is sent to rough up Dawn because of the ex, for once in his life his heart rules. Now Dawn and Max are off to find her ex and get the money he owes. Teagan Kade knows how to write mafia, suspense, violence and hot sex. She grabbed from the start and kept me on the edge of my seat. If you like mafia and suspense with a tinge of violence, in my opinion it's worth reading.This was a fun story with a little humor thrown in for good measure.

Wrecked Review: I haven't read many surfer stories, I really enjoyed this one. In my opinion Teagan Kade of making me feel the ride and wipeout of Lux. When Deacon was training Lux I felt the intensity and struggle. I felt the chemistry between Lux and Deacon. I wanted more with Deacon, Bo and Razor and who they were hiding from. I felt that part of the story was missing something. In my opinion I felt the ending a little lacking and anticlimatic. I appreciated Deacon's loyalty and protectiveness of his brothers and Lux. I loved Lux's tenacity.

Lawless Review: I like Carter he's an ex-con that everyone wants gone. Nobody knows the reason behind him going to prison. Carter feels the world on his shoulders. Wren is the widow of Carter's brother, When things come to light about David, now Wren has the world on her shoulders. She only has two people she can call. Between Carter and Wren they have journeys to make to put the past behind them. This was a fun read. Carter is not as bad as he thinks, but he needs to learn to talk to Wren about what he's feeling. I enjoyed this book. Teagan Kade did a good job of portraying Carter and Wren's frustrations with everything going on. There was suspense, humor and hot sex. I could feel the trouble brewing. In my opinion it was a typical bad boy romance, but I enjoyed it.

Long Schlong Silver Review: The characters of this story are more than meets the eye. After the first chapter about Bobby I didn't think I was going to like him at all, but the more I got into the story the more I came to like him. Bobby is broken, doesn't like to lose and wants to be better. I liked Gisele for the start. She is tough, competitive and does what she needs to do to get the job done. Some of the things she has done are questionable but not out right illegal. The more Gisele gets into Bobby's life the more she doesn't want to finish the job. Needless to say this does not go over well with the client. Bobby and Gisele are defined by their past, but they are trying to move on. Gisele really helps Bobby to come to terms with his past. I really enjoyed this story. I also loved the secondary characters they were more than meets the eye also. Teagan Kade gave me the suspense and action I look forward to from her.

Adagio Review: I really had a hard time with Alex. I did not like the way he spoke to Elizabeth at the beginning of the book. I just could not let it go. This is instant love based on deceptions from the beginning of both characters. Once Teagan Kade let the reader get to know Alex, there is definitely more to him. Teagan Kade did a good job of writing a suspenseful story, with rough and raw sex. Alex and Elizabeth both redeem themselves for all their secrets. My biggest complaint is the ending is a little drawn out for my taste. I enjoyed the book and was entertained.

In my opinion this is a good boxed set for a new reader to Teagan Kade. I believe it's a great deal. I voluntarily read an advanced reader's copy.
Botas altas a la pantorrilla, de moda para mujer de Koolaburra by UGG
Botas altas a la pantorrilla, de moda para mujer de Koolaburra by UGG
If you don’t want to read my long review: I contacted Ugg and Koolaburra and these are REAL. They are extremely cute, comfy and comparable to original Uggs. I own both. The shaft is slightly tighter on these than Uggs.

First off I own several pairs of Ugg’s purchased from Nordstrom. I saw these and thought they were adorable so I decided to go with a size 8. All my other uggs are in size 7. These are a little big but the shaft is smaller in these Koolaburra at the top than normal uggs so I needed the size 8. I called Ugg and they confirmed these are genuine Koolaburra Uggs! I wish people would stop scaring others and saying they are fake when no research has been done! They changed the boot slightly and some people may have the older model. This is ridiculous that someone would claim they are fake without even contacting the company and asking! The ones I purchased were through the seller Zappos and they do NOT sell fake shoes! Come on y’all! Don’t say they are fake if they look slightly different or you just THINK they are. Contact the company and ask questions before you write a review scaring people and confusing people! Anyways like I said I have other Uggs (this is my first Koolaburra) and the quality on these Koolaburra is wonderful! The only difference to me is there is faux fur on the inside and uggs have the genuine shearling. The little bit of fur that sticks out on the outside of the Koolaburra is apparently genuine sheep. The suede on both Ugg’s and Koolaburra feels the same to me. The comfort is the same to me. As mentioned unfortunately the shaft is a little tighter on the top of the Koolaburra than normal Uggs so I went a size up. I have a slightly larger calf. The foot and ankle area is a tad big but it’s fine. If you have skinny/normal legs you should probably stick with your normal Ugg size. If you have bigger calves like me you may want to go up one from your normal Ugg size. For reference I can wear anywhere between a size 7-8 and I got these in an 8. Normal uggs in a 7. Bottom line they are absolutely precious and just as comfy as regular Uggs in my opinion! I sprayed them with water proofing spray. If you are looking to buy these because the normal Uggs are too expensive, yes BUY THEM! As someone who has both I will be sticking with Koolaburra from now on!
ESSORT Contour Knee Pillow for Side Sleepers, Orthopedic Memory Foam Leg Pillow for Sleeping, Spine Alignment for Sciatica Relief, Back Pain, Leg Pain, Hip Joint Pain, Pregnancy 25.4×18×17cm
ESSORT Contour Knee Pillow for Side Sleepers, Orthopedic Memory Foam Leg Pillow for Sleeping, Spine Alignment for Sciatica Relief, Back Pain, Leg Pain, Hip Joint Pain, Pregnancy 25.4×18×17cm
I have hyper mobility in my joints (not massively double jointed but enough to cause me pain sometimes) and my hips often used to get clicky and a bit sore. Then when I was pregnant with my 2nd child I developed SPD and pelvic girdle pain to the point where I could barely walk.

I tried the massive pregnancy cushions (there was barely room left in the bed for me never mind my husband as well) which were cumbersome so settled for a normal pillow between my knees which helped but was far from practical.

Baby is now 1 and I still get very sore hips after lying in bed which will always be the case (thanks kids!) Searched for something I could use that may be smaller than a pillow as I was waking up every morning with aching legs and lower back - found this and had to give it a try.

It is AMAZING! It fits perfectly between my knees aligning my hips so comfortably and it's such a lovely size - big enough to do the job but doesn't make you feel like there is an extra person in the bed! Its firm so it provides support better than any kind of pillow I've used before but it really isn't uncomfortable. I really wish I had found this in my pregnancy but would definitely recommend it to anyone needing some help to get comfortable or relieve spd or pap and the after effects of having babies!
BedStory 2 Pack Sleeping Pillows, Down Alternative Dust Mite Resistant & Hypoallergenic, Standard Size Bed Pillow for Neck/Shoulder Pain/Allergy Sufferers and Back/Stomach/Side Sleepers
BedStory 2 Pack Sleeping Pillows, Down Alternative Dust Mite Resistant & Hypoallergenic, Standard Size Bed Pillow for Neck/Shoulder Pain/Allergy Sufferers and Back/Stomach/Side Sleepers
As we were all spending more time in bed, during the lockdown, I decided to upgrade the pillows on all our beds. I bought this set for my daughters room, and she had the final choice. I needed them to be hypoallergenic, as - like me - she has some asthma issues. Most people spend 1/3rd of their life (8 hours a day) in bed, but she spends a lot more than that - always keen to lie in as long as possible or get back in whenever she can! She has lots of cushions and pillows but her proper bed / sleeping pillows were pretty old and due for replacement. Once we had narrowed it down to a few options, with similar properties, she choose these as she liked the look with the silver band around them - even though you don't see that with pillow cases on. She's been using them for a few weeks, now, and is really pleased with them.
[4Pack] 2 Pack Screen Protector Tempered Glass for iPhone 12 PRO Max 5G (6.7”) + 2 Pack Camera Lens Protector Tempered Glass for iPhone 12 PRO Max, HD Clear Case Friendly Anti-Scratch Bubble Free
[4Pack] 2 Pack Screen Protector Tempered Glass for iPhone 12 PRO Max 5G (6.7”) + 2 Pack Camera Lens Protector Tempered Glass for iPhone 12 PRO Max, HD Clear Case Friendly Anti-Scratch Bubble Free
I refused to pay $40 screen protector and $55 phone case at the cellphone store when I was purchasing my phone. Since they had to order the phone for me, and it took 5 days to arrive. I ordered all the necessary accessories from Amazon under $20 for DIY. Yes, under $20 with an extra set of protectors! I am very happy with this screen and lens protectors. It was very easy for me to apply both! ( I have many years experience of changing my own protector.) For the first time user, Make sure to watch seller’s instruction video first, it will make the process much easier. I highly recommend this to people who wants DIY! Great value!
Wsken for iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7 inch) Camera Lens Protector, Premium HD Tempered Glass Aluminum Alloy Lens Screen Stiker Cover Film - Graphite
Wsken for iPhone 12 Pro Max (6.7 inch) Camera Lens Protector, Premium HD Tempered Glass Aluminum Alloy Lens Screen Stiker Cover Film - Graphite
 AMAZING!!! This camera lens protector is the best thing I have purchased on Amazon to date. The lenses are super easy to install and even if you have trouble, the manufacturer produced a super easy to follow installation video. If you are in the market for a well built and super functional lens protector this is the one.

Hope this review helped, thanks for reading!!!
Nivona NICR CafeRomatica 670 Kaffeevollautomat, Silber
Nivona NICR CafeRomatica 670 Kaffeevollautomat, Silber
Leider kann ich nur einen Stern geben,und diesen für den Kaffeegenus,der wirklich sehr gut ist..Wir kauften diese Maschine ( Nivona NICR 670) bei unserem alt bekannten Elektrohändler,welche auch auf diese Marke schwor..Also bestellt,und nach 3 Tagen geliefert.Das war im April 2019.Nach ein paar Wochen machte sie komische Knackgeräuche beim brühen,dampfte aus allen Seitenteilen,und drückte 90% des Kaffees in die Auffangschale.Ich reklamierte bei Nivona,und es kam ein Rücksendeschein zur Reperatur.Nach 12 tagen kam die Maschine zurück,und funktionierte.
Allerdings lautete es in der Auftragsnummer: Keine Mängel festzustellen..Aber warum schickte ich das Gerät weg wenn es funktionieren sollte ??? Okay,sie lief ja wieder normal ,bis mitte Juni..Wieder genau der selbe Defekt.Rücksendelabel
ausgedruckt und zu Nivona nach Nürnberg geschickt.Dieses Mal wurde ein Fehler gefunden und behoben...Nun lief das Schmuckstück wieder,allerdings nur bis zum 1.11.2019...Ich hatte noch einen kleinen Film mitgesendet,der aber nicht angeschaut wurde,denn bei diesem Filmprogramm ist feststellbar ob dieser Film geönnet wurde.Er wurde nicht..Scheinbar bestand keine Interesse.Wieder der gleich Fehler.In dieser Zeit musste ich mir eine Ersatzmaschine kaufen weil ich ja kaffee trinken möchte,und für ca 6 Wochen Ausfallzeit insgesamt die dazugehörigen Pads..Die hat auch seinen Preis den mir niemand erstattet.Nun ist sie wieder defekt ,mit den gleichen Problemen,Meinem Lieferanten,machte ich verständlich , dass ich sie nicht mehr repariert haben möchte,und mir auch keine Nivona mehr kaufe,obwohl mir Nivona jetzt die Maschine tauschen wollte..Aber nach so vielen Defekten und Ausfällen innerhalb von nur 6 Monaten habe ich keinerlei Lust mehr auf NIVONA.Ich glaube es war kein Montagsgerät,sondern ein Rosenmontagsgerät..Ich habe einen Privathaushalt,und brühe pro Tag zwischen
4 und 6 Tassen Kaffee. Alles was ich hier geschrieben habe belgbar.Nun liegt es an ihnen welchen Kaffeevollautomaten sie kaufen möchten.
OFM ESS Collection Bonded Leather Executive Chair with Arms, in Black (ESS-6025)
OFM ESS Collection Bonded Leather Executive Chair with Arms, in Black (ESS-6025)
I have purchased no less than three office chairs in recent months before this one, looking for just the right combination of comfort and enough room to kick back and watch a movie on Netflix at my computer desk if I want to. This chair, at the lowest price I have spent, offers everything I am looking for. Padded arm rests, enough space to bring my legs up if I want, it's comfortable to sit in, also quality materials.. For this price, wish I had known it a lot sooner! I gave the other 3 office chairs to my 3 kids. They are all happy with new chairs, and now I'm happy with this one!
Gun
Gun
Amazing film with dialogue that is almost Shakespearean if he were on benzodiazapam's . There are many munitions as well as shell casings which are necessary. I would guess that the grain on the 40 cal's are a complete 180 as opposed to 160 or 170. Of course this ammo must be full metal although there is something to be said of pure lead sluggs since the idea is to hurt the antagonist and lead flowing through the blood stream is effective so why waste all that brass? OK, so this is a sarcastic review for a film that was fair but I enjoy seeing people getting shot and there is plenty of that.
B&B Organics White Horse Gram Kulthi, 1 kg
B&B Organics White Horse Gram Kulthi, 1 kg
This many rocks in one bowl? I was excited to try horse gram because of the health benefits but hugely disappointed with the amount of rocks. Luckily my kids didn’t get this in their bowl because this was all on the bottom of the cooker.

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