Originally published in hardcover in 2003, The Complete Far Side was a New York Times bestseller. Now it's back as a paperback set with a newly designed slipcase that will delight Far Side fans. A masterpiece of comic brilliance, The Complete Far Side contains every Far Side cartoon ever syndicated - over 4,000! - presented in chronological order by year of publication, with more than 1,100 that had never before appeared in a book. Also included are additional cartoons Larson created after his retirement and rare insights into the world of The Far Side. Complaint letters, fan letters, and queries from puzzled readers appear alongside some of the more provocative or elusive panels. Comedian Steve Martin provides a hilariously quirky foreword that captures the offbeat and candid humour underlying each comic.
Author: Gary Larson
Release Date: 1992
Genre: American wit and humor, Pictorial
"On this the tenth anniversary of drawing The Far Side, I thought it might be time to reveal some of the background, anecdotes, foibles and "behind the scenes" experiences related to this cartoon panel. (This may or may not be of interest to anyone, but my therapist says it should do me a lot of good)"... A chronicle of The Far Side's birth and evolution complete with various mutations and annotations from readers and the author.
Author: M. Keith Booker
Release Date: 2014-10-28
Genre: Social Science
Focusing especially on American comic books and graphic novels from the 1930s to the present, this massive four-volume work provides a colorful yet authoritative source on the entire history of the comics medium. • Provides historical context within individual entries that allows readers to grasp the significance of that entry as it relates to the broader history and evolution of comics • Includes coverage of international material to frame the subsets of American and British comics within a global context • Presents information that will appeal and be of use to general readers of comics and supply coverage detailed enough to be of significant value to scholars and teachers working in the field of comics
With more than 10 million books in print and more than 9.5 million calendars sold, DILBERT is the voice for the embattled cubicle dwelling Everyman. With best friend Dogbert and a veritable who's who of accompanying office characters, ranging from the Boss and Wally to Alice and Catbert, DILBERT offers a welcome dose of laughter in response to the inanity of corporate culture and middle management mores. DILBERT has become everyone's favourite corporate pin-up boy. Millions of office dwellers all over the world stick Scott Adams' comic strip to their cubicle walls when murdering their boss is not a viable option!
This lighthearted and eye-opening book explores the role of comedy in cultural and political critiques of American society from the past century. • Provides a context, vocabulary, and perspective to better appreciate and understand American humor • Connects historical developments to cultural changes • Includes both academic references and popular works • Covers a wide range of artists over a variety of media • Examines and explains general trends in American comedy
"This book offers new essays by scholars of literature, film, history, theology and philosophy examining how various thinkers and storytellers over time have conceived of a reinvented Christianity"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Patrick O'Brian
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date: 2011-12-05
The inspiration for the major new motion picture starring Russell Crowe. The war of 1812 continues, and Jack Aubrey sets course for Cape Horn on a mission after his own heart: intercepting a powerful American frigate outward bound to play havoc with the British whaling trade. Stephen Maturin has fish of his own to fry in the world of secret intelligence. Disaster in various guises awaits them in the Great South Sea and in the far reaches of the Pacific: typhoons, castaways, shipwrecks, murder, and criminal insanity.
Time. Immutable. Untouchable. A river always streaming past us. Something we can’t ever turn back or fix. Or can we? John Gillian, renowned physicist, and Rebecca Harleson, renaissance thinker and mathematician, and their team, have created the first machine capable of sending messages through infinite time and space. Their invention causes shock waves throughout the world, and become the target of protestors and unscrupulous politicians. The possibilities for misuse are endless. When the newly appointed Secretary of Technology Development takes over the project to prevent a tragedy from occurring, the warnings of side effects are ignored. The results are a world spinning out of control as great paradoxes are manifested around the team and their device. Now only Gillian and his team can get back to the source and stop the escalating events before they unfold.
Author: G. B. Trudeau
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Release Date: 2010-10-26
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
A 40-year retrospective includes more than 1,800 carefully selected strips of the popular newspaper comic, interspersed with essays by the author in which he reflects on the characters, in a compendium that includes a four-page foldout that details the complex relationships between the comic strip's more than 40 major characters. 100,000 first printing.
Author: Paula Coston
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Release Date: 2014-06-27
Martine Haslett feels fine: happy and fine. A sensual, thirty-something 1980s London woman, she plays hard on the fringes of the drag club scene, works hard and dates hard. Then one particular night with a new man prompts her to sign up to a charity and write to a young Sri Lankan boy, with consequences far and long. Meanwhile in Sri Lanka, a young girl is compelled to help her little brother Mohan with a task she'd rather do for herself. Struggling with change and tragedy in her family life in rural Kandy, the girl embarks on a foolish course. In 2013, Martine has returned from the beautiful Kandyan mountains. But even now there's much of the journey and her past that Martine knows she still avoids. There are still letters in a box that she won't touch, a nocturnal dream that she longs to dream to its conclusion, and she's unsure about a foreigner who's soon arriving to stay. Martine knows she must overcome the history of her hopes. But all this time she has been bound to the Sri Lankan girl by the young boy Mohan, and the moon that shines on them both. It's just that Martine is unaware how much. This is an exotic fable for anyone who has ever longed to have, or adopt, a child.
Author: Joseph E. Kasper
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2012-07-04
Clear, thorough account, without complicated mathematics, explains geometric and zone plate holography and the different types of holograms, along with step-by-step instructions for making holograms. 116 illustrations.
Author: Charles Byrne
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2007-12-06
The far side of the Moon, also called the "dark side of the Moon" was unknown to humanity until the Luna and Lunar Orbiter pictures were returned to Earth. This wonderful book contains beautiful photographs and newly-assembled mosaic images of the far side of the Moon, cleaned of transmission, imaging stripes and processing artifacts by today’s computer technology. Byrne’s superb analysis documents the appearance of the features of the far side with beautiful pictures from Lunar Orbiter. Until now, the far side Lunar Orbiter photos have only been available with strong reconstruction lines, but appear here for the first time as complete photographs, unmarred by imaging and processing artifacts.
Author: Robert Louis Stevenson
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date: 2009-10-02
Robert Louis Stevenson has always been a writer’s writer. Contemporaries like Arthur Conan Doyle and Henry James were awed by his kaleidoscopic invention and the flawless “English” of his prose, while later authors like Somerset Maugham and Robertson Davies, drawn to the physical and psychological exotica of his subject, introduced him into their own writing—a quasi-postmodernist way of elevating their own status by alluding to his achievement and doffing their hats at the same time. Yet Stevenson was also, and perhaps foremost, a reader’s writer, a phrase that has less currency but far greater reach. Jorge Luis Borges offered it as his belief that Stevenson brought happiness to more people than any other author, although the observation was admittedly made before the age of the megamarket paperback. The great Argentinean, who late in life could refer to details from Stevenson’s earliest short stories with astonishing accuracy, clearly derived immense pleasure in conjuring up ficciones that he read as a young man. His example illuminates an experience shared by all sorts and conditions of Stevenson readers: they remember him, or come to him, from the profusion of his compositions, and even from forms, like cinema, that his work was subsequently incorporated into. One reader might have a dim memory of a line or two that was read to her when she was a small child (“I have a little shadow that goes in and out with me”). Another recalls the dark and searching N.C. Wyeth illustration of Blind Pew, his tapping stick motionless as he hovers, crook-backed, before the “Admiral Benbow.” For countless numbers Stevenson emerged from chiaroscuro images of Spencer Tracy or Frederick March as the eponymous Jekyll/Hyde, or more recently from John Malkovich and Julia Roberts in Mary Reilly, Valerie Martin’s revision of filmdom’s favorite doppelganger movie. These bit examples barely convey Stevenson’s ubiquity in general culture. The name has more popular recognition than most other authors (Shakespeare, Austen, Twain always excepted) yet people are continually surprised when they discover how widely the writer is quoted, indeed how proverbial he has become (“Home is the sailor, home from sea,/ And the hunter home from the hill”; “Marriage…is a field of battle, and not a bed of roses”; “Politics is perhaps the only profession for which no preparation is thought necessary”; “Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest / Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”). Stevenson was the first modernist writer to systematically experiment with grafting serious matter onto popular forms. He virtually invented the twentieth century short story; he breathed new life into a tired and tedious Victorian essay without stripping it of its importance; he brought psychological realism into historical fiction, and adapted the mode as well in his studies of contemporary life in the South Seas. As for language, he did for English what Goethe did for German, and elevated his own Scots tongue to a level of art that had not been matched since Walter Scott. Stevenson’s work—short and long fiction, travel writing, poetry, essays, and letters (he was one of the great letter writers of the nineteenth century) will ensorcell readers with a writer who, like Ernest Hemingway, is that rare figure whose prose at its best is dateless, and one whose intellectual theories of art and culture are perhaps more compelling today because we are better prepared to understand them. This edition of the Works contains all of Stevenson's known works, including the novels, short stories, essays, plays and a substantial collection of letters, plus both the version of 'The Beach of Falesá' originally published and the unexpurgated version only discovered in the 1980s. This includes some material written in collaboration. The contents of the volumes are: Volume 1 (237 pp.): Critical introduction to the Works by Dr. Barry Menikoff; New Arabian Nights Volume 2 (171 pp.): Treasure Island Volume 3 (158 pp.): The Dynamiter Volume 4 (144 pp.): Prince Otto Volume 5 (157 pp.): Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde; Fables; other stories and fragments Volume 6 (175 pp.): Kidnapped Volume 7 (218 pp.): Catriona Volume 8 (165 pp.): The Merry Men and other stories Volume 9 (195 pp.): The Black Arrow Volume 10 (288 pp.): The Wrecker Volume 11 (154 pp.): The Wrong Box; The Body-Snatchers Volume 12 (180 pp.): The Master of Ballantrae Volume 13 (205 pp.): Island Nights' Entertainments; The Beach of Falesá (unexpurgated); The Misadventures of John Nicholson Volume 14 (155 pp.): The Ebb-Tide; The Story of a Lie Volume 15 (286 pp.): St. Ives Volume 16 (189 pp.): Weir of Hermiston; some unfinished stories Volume 17 (179 pp.): An Inland Voyage; Travels with a Donkey Volume 18 (187 pp.): The Amateur Emigrant; The Old and New Pacific Capitals; The Silverado Squatters; The Silverado Diary (excerpts) Volume 19 (224 pp.): Memoir of Fleeming Jenkin; Records of a Family of Engineers Volume 20 (222 pp.): In the South Seas Volume 21 (249 pp.): Vailima Papers including Letters from the South Seas and A Footnote to History; An Object of Pity Volume 22 (244 pp.): Poems, volume I. Volume 23 (306 pp.): Poems, volume II. Volume 24 (239 pp.): Plays Volume 25 (146 pp.): Virginibus Puerisque Volume 26 (137 pp.): Ethical Studies; Edinburgh Picturesque Notes Volume 27 (178 pp.): Familiar Studies of Men and Books Volume 28 (146 pp.): Essays Literary and Critical Volume 29 (138 pp.): Memories and Portraits and other fragments Volume 30 (139 pp.): Further Memories Volume 31 (176 pp.): Letters, volume I. Volume 32 (245 pp.): Letters, volume II. Volume 33 (243 pp.): Letters, volume III. Volume 34 (192 pp.): Letters, volume IV. Volume 35 (139 pp.): Letters, volume V. All of the Works have been newly typeset for this edition. The texts have been taken from the Tusitala Edition prepared by Lloyd Osborne with Stevenson's widow (London: William Heinemann, Ltd., inter alia, 1923, 35 vols.), with the exception of the unexpurgated version of The Beach of Falesá, which has been taken from the 1987 Stanford University Press (edited by Barry Menikoff) by permission of Stanford University Press, and An Object of Pity, which has been taken from the 1900 New York Dodd, Mead edition. Dr. Barry Menikoff (University of Hawaii) has contributed an introduction to the Works as a whole, printed in volume 1.