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The Superhero Book

Appealing to the casual comic book reader as well as the hardcore graphic novel fan, this ultimate AtoZ compendium describes everyone’s favorite participants in the eternal battle between good and evil. With nearly 200 entries examining more than 1,000 heroes, icons and their place in popular culture, it is the first comprehensive profile of superheroes across all media, following their path from comic book stardom to radio, televisi...

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Hear, Listen, Play!

Hear, Listen, Play! is a book for all music teachers who are unfamiliar with, yet curious about the worlds of ear-playing, informal learning, improvisation, and vernacular musics. For decades, or even hundreds of years, a divide has slowly been developing between the realms of notation-based musical transmission, and aural/oral methods. Yet that divide is by no means a necessary aspect of music learning, and musicians who are lucky e...

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From Trade Surplus To The Dispute Over The Exchange Rate

Since 2005, China has been accused of causing the trade deficit and manipulating the exchange rate. At the same time, there have been arguments against the Rmb appreciation. The reason for this conflict is the lack of quantitative research or elaboration on many extremely important indicators. To correctly describe the industrial chain and value-added process around the world, it is necessary to identify data by using new methods and...

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Studies in Medievalism XXIII

Ethics in post-medieval responses to the Middle Ages form the main focus of this volume. The six opening essays tackle such issues as the legitimacy of reinventing medieval customs and ideas, at what point the production and enjoyment of caricaturizing the Middle Ages become inappropriate, how medievalists treat disadvantaged communities, and the tension between political action and ethics in medievalism. The eight subsequent article...

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Indian Tales (Puffin Books)

Many great Indian stories have been told to us over the years and we never get tired of hearing them. Here is a book that talks about the adventures and misfortunes of gods and demons. Readers will also find stories of animals and the lives of the village folk in India. All of them are stories of wisdom with morals. Young readers will enjoy this collection of stories that have both happy and sad endings.

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Patternmaking for Fashion Design, New International Edition

For an undergraduate course in Patternmaking. Renowned for its comprehensive coverage, exceptional illustrations, and clear instructions, this #1 text offers detailed yet easy-to-understand explanations of the essence of patternmaking. Hinging on a recurring theme that all designs are based on one or more of the three major patternmaking and design principles–dart manipulation, added fullness, and contouring–it provides students with...

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The Permaculture Earthworks Handbook

In the face of drought and desertification, well-designed, water harvesting earthworks such as swales, ponds, and dams are the most effective way to channel water into productive use. The result can be increased food production, higher groundwater levels, reduced irrigation needs, and enhanced ecosystem resilience. Yet, due to a lack of knowledge, designers, and landowners often build earthworks that are costly, inappropriately sized...

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Klaviertechnik nach Ansgar Janke

Der Wunsch, am Klavier mit gezielter Technik den optimalen Anschlag zu finden, treibt Pianisten schon seit langer Zeit um. Die innere Vorstellung vom perfekten Klang garantiere ohne Zutun seine ideale Umsetzung, glaubten einige - doch dieser Automatismus funktioniert nur bei wenigen. Stattdessen leiden nachweislich zahlreiche Musiker unter Haltungsschäden und fehlt vielen Klavierschülern das sichere manuelle Rüstzeug, um Ausdrucksemp...

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Recording Drums: The Complete Guide

Recording great drum sounds is one of the most challenging tasks facing any drummer, audio engineer, or music producer. Capturing the variety, nuance, and excitement of the drum kit and other percussion instruments is part art, part science, and part creative experimentation--and there's a lot more to it than simply setting up a mic and hitting the Record button. In this comprehensive book, recording engineer/producer/mixer Mike Majo...

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Eat With Intention: Recipes and Meditations for a Life that Lights You Up

Make Peace with Your Plate This is not your traditional cookbook. You will not have to do a cleanse, eat kale every day, or eliminate an entire food group. Instead, you will learn the step-by-step process for eating with intention and put a stop to the never ending cycle of fad diets, constant exhaustion, and general unhappiness with your body and yourself. Meditation and wellness teacher Cassandra Bodzak struggled for years with unh...